What Are The Best Refillable Pod Vapes To Buy 2024?

Compact vapes compatible with your favourite e-liquid.
By Melanie, Copywritter
9 JUL 2023Updated 9 NOV 2023

Refillable pod vape kits are a popular alternative to refillable tank vapes thanks to their smaller size, lower price and user-friendly design. They’re just as versatile, as you can fill them up with your choice of e-liquid from our massive range. However, many vapers find they’re more convenient, as they usually feature fewer buttons, if any, and easy-to-replace pods.

There are plenty of refillable pod vape kits out there from big brands like Aspire, Uwell, Vaporesso. Some of them feature disposable pods with built-in coils, while others allow you to replace the coil, producing less waste. Many boast beginner-friendly features such as inhale activation or Smart mode, and most of them feature a lightweight construction and pocket-friendly design.

With that being said, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed when you look at how much is out there. We’ve put together this guide to the best refillable pod kits, to help make picking your next vape a little easier. Read on for our rankings, based on staff favourites and customer feedback.

Key Features
Coil Type: Built-In Coil Pods
Vaping Style: MTL & RDL
Activation: Inhale Activated
Airflow: Adjustable

Pros & Cons

  • Adjustable Airflow
  • No Messy Coil Changes
  • Simple To Use
  • Feels A Little Cheap

The Aspire Gotek X is a simple, matchbox-style vape kit for both beginner and experienced vapers. It boasts a 650mAh battery and a lower power output of 10-13W that’ll help to produce a discreet amount of vapour for an MTL (Mouth To Lung) inhale that feels like a cigarette. Plus, there are no buttons to worry about, just inhale on the device to start vaping.

The Gotek X comes with a 0.8 Ohm pod that’ll deliver a consistent vape, but if you want to adjust how your draw feels, you can slide the airflow control bar on the pod to pull a tighter or looser inhale. Use this device with a 50% VG e-liquid for the best results, and a free e-liquid is included.

Key Features
Coil Type: Built-In Coil Pods
Vaping Style: MTL & RDL
Activation: Button & Inhale Activated
Airflow: Adjustable

Pros & Cons

  • Large Built-In Battery
  • Wide Range Of Coil Resistances
  • Pulse Mode For Better Flavour
  • Fixed Wattage

The Xros 3 isn’t just one of our most popular refillable vape kits, it’s one of our most popular vape kits overall. It features a large built-in battery which is enough to last most vapers all day. Pulse Mode means you’ll experience improved flavour, as the battery continuously boosts the power pushed to the coil. This kit comes with two free e-liquids.

The Xros 3 kit is compatible with the full range of Xros pods, which come in a wide variety of resistance options. The lower resistances will deliver a looser, airier vape, while the higher resistances will provide a more restricted inhale. These pods work best with e-liquid with a 50% VG or high PG concentration.

Key Features
Coil Type: Replaceable Coils
Vaping Style: MTL & RDL
Activation: Button & Inhale Activated
Airflow: Adjustable

Pros & Cons

  • 10 Minute Recharge
  • Replaceable Coils
  • Mesh Coils For Improved Flavour
  • Relatively Small Battery

The Aspire Flexus Q pod vape kit is a straightforward option that’s ideal for beginner vapers looking for their first device as well as advanced vapers looking for something simple. It features a 700mAh battery in a compact body, and it can be fully recharged in just 10 minutes, making it an ideal choice for those with busy lifestyles.

Aspire Flexus Q pods feature replaceable coils. So, when your coil runs out, instead of throwing away the whole pod, you can simply remove your old coil and slide a new one in. The coils have a mesh build, which allows them to heat e-liquid quickly and evenly for improved flavour.

Key Features
Coil Type: Built-In Coil Pods
Vaping Style: MTL & RDL
Activation: Button & Inhale Activated
Airflow: Adjustable

Pros & Cons

  • Variable Wattage
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Top-Filling Pod
  • Small Coil Range

The Oxva Xlim Pro takes the best features of the original Xlim vape and upgrades them. This pod kit features a 1000mAh built-in battery and a high 30W power output that’ll deliver both an MTL and RDTL (Restricted Direct To Lung) vape depending on the coil you choose.

The Xlim Pro uses the same V2 pods as the original device, with both 0.6 Ohm and 0.8 Ohm options included. Both pods will work best with a 50% VG e-liquid, but if you want a more discreet MTL inhale, give the 1.2 Ohm pod a try.

Key Features
Coil Type: Built-In Coil Pods
Vaping Style: MTL
Activation: Inhale Activated
Airflow: Fixed

Pros & Cons

  • Comes With Free E-Liquid
  • Lightweight Build
  • Cigarette-Like Shape
  • Side Fill Can Be Fiddly

The Geekvape Wenax M1 vape kit is one of the smallest on the market. It weighs just 34g which makes it easy to carry in pockets or bags. Despite the small size, Geekvape has still managed to cleverly pack in an 800mAh battery which will last most users all day long.

The Wenax M1 pods feature built-in coils, so swapping pods out is simple as there are no coil changes to worry about. These pods work best with 50% VG or high PG e-liquids – and your kit comes with one free in your choice of flavour.

Key Features
Coil Type: Built-In Coil Pods & Replaceable Coils
Vaping Style: MTL
Activation: Inhale & Button Activated
Airflow: Fixed

Pros & Cons

  • Compact, Pocket-Sized Design
  • Prefilled Pods With Elf Bar Flavours
  • Beginnner Friendly
  • Not As Simple As A Disposable Vape

If you’re after a pocket-friendly kit that packs a powerful battery, the VooPoo Argus Z vape kit is the one for you. Featuring a 900mAh built-in battery and a modest 17W power output, this device will deliver an authentic MTL vape whilst maintaining a long battery life. Plus, there are plenty of safety features built into this device that make it an ideal option for beginners.

This device comes with a 0.7 Ohm pod, but if you want a more restricted vape you can also try the 1.2 Ohm option. Each pod has an air-tight silicone ring that’ll securely hold your e-liquid to ensure leak resistance, whilst its airflow inlets will deliver air to the heated e-liquid for a smooth flavour.

Key Features
Coil Type: Built-In Coil Pods
Vaping Style: MTL
Activation: Button Or Inhale Activated
Airflow: Fixed

Pros & Cons

  • 15 Minute Recharge
  • Top Or Side Filling Pods
  • Dual Activation Modes
  • No DTL Options

The Caliburn A3 is just one of many in Uwell’s popular Caliburn range. This particular model offers you the choice between button and inhale activation, so you can vape in a way that suits you. The 15-minute recharge means you’ll never be without your vape for long.

Caliburn A3 pods have a built-in mesh coil, so there are no messy coil changes to worry about. These pods work best when paired with e-liquid with a 50% VG or higher PG concentration. Refilling is easy as the pods feature a top-filling mechanism, which means you don’t need to remove the pod from the device to top up.

Key Features
Coil Type: Built-In Coil Pods
Vaping Style: MTL
Activation: Inhale Activated
Airflow: Fixed

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful Battery
  • Button-Free
  • Fast Charging
  • MTL Only

The Sonder U vape kit by Geekvape combines all the power you’d expect from a more advanced kit, with the simplicity of a beginner's device. Its built-in 1000mAh battery allows for a max power output of 20W to deliver an authentic MTL inhale that’ll feel like a cigarette. There are no buttons to fiddle with either, just inhale on the device to start vaping.

Pair this kit with Geekvape U pods, which are available with either 0.7 Ohm or 1.1 Ohm built-in coils. Each will deliver a different amount of vapour, so you can adjust your MTL vape to your liking. The pods are side-filling and can be topped up with a 50% VG e-liquid for best results.

Key Features
Coil Type: Replaceable Coils
Vaping Style: MTL
Activation: Inhale Activated
Airflow: Fixed

Pros & Cons

  • Fast Charging
  • Simple To Use
  • Wide Coil Selection
  • MTL Only

The VooPoo Doric Q vape kit is an ultra-portable, fast-charging device with a simple design. Powered by an 800mAh built-in battery and delivering a max output of 15W, it pairs with a 1.0 Ohm coil to provide enough vapour for an MTL inhale. This device skips buttons and menus, sticking to a simple design – just inhale on the mouthpiece to start vaping.

You can choose between a selection of 0.5 Ohm - 1.2 Ohm replaceable ITO coils, or you can choose ITO pods with built-in coils for a more convenient option. Regardless of your choice, fill your pod up with a 50/50 or high PG blend for best results.

Key Features
Coil Type: Replaceable Coils
Vaping Style: DTL
Activation: Button Activated
Airflow: Adjustable

Pros & Cons

  • Bigger Clouds
  • Large Built-In Battery
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Not Discreet

Our final option is the Smok Nord 5 kit. One of the latest offerings in the popular Nord range, it’s an ideal choice if you’re looking for a sub ohm vape that’s compact and pocket-friendly. The built-in 2000mAh battery will last most vapers all day long, outputting up to 80W.

Nord 5 replacement pods are compatible with Smok RPM 3 coils, which have low resistance and a mesh build for increased vapour production and improved flavour. These pods work best with e-liquid which is at least 70% VG.

Summing Up

That’s our writeup of the best refillable pod vape kits! We hope we’ve helped make your choice a little easier. If you’re still looking for inspiration, we’ve also written guides to the best budget vape kits, the best inhale activated kits and the best compact vape kits.

If you need some advice on selecting a vape kit, or if you have any other vaping queries, feel free to get in touch with our customer service team. Our friendly experts are on hand to assist, seven days a week.


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