What Are The Best Refillable Pod Kits To Buy In 2021?

Widely popular, refillable pod kits offer vapers compact kits that can be combined with your favourite e-liquid. Beginning to rival the classic vape kit as the preferred choice for beginners, these refillable vape pods are small and very simple to use. Such is their popularity, top manufacturers from around the world have created pod kits to suit a range of vapers.

With so many options it can all feel a bit confusing. Our top ten refillable pod kits guide provides a rundown of the bestselling kits, as well as personal favourites from our expert team and our loyal customers. We’ve scored each kit on what’s important to the average vaper, that’s battery life, ease of use, value for money and customisability. We’ve listed options for both Mouth To Lung (MTL) and Direct To Lung (DTL) vaping.

If this is your first foray into pod vaping, we recommend you check out our dedicated pod guide section, especially our beginner’s guide to pod kits. This will help give you a better understanding of the kits and which will be best for you.

#1 Smok Novo 2 Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 5/5
Price 5/5
Ease of use 5/5
Customisability 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Multiple Protections
+ MTL & DTL Vaping
+ Mesh Coils
- No Adjustable Wattage

It really doesn’t get much simpler than this, the highly anticipated update to the original, the Smok Novo 2 combines inhale activation with buttonless technology and a bypass output. So, you’ll never have to worry about time-consuming set-up or figuring out the best wattage for your coils - the Novo 2 does it all for you.

What really sets this kit apart is the large number of compatible pods, each of which features a built-in coil so you won’t have to deal with messy coil changes. With three different versions to choose from including a classic MTL pod and quartz pod, you’ll have the chance to try a few different options. This allows you to find the one that delivers the perfect vape.

#2 Lost Vape UB Lite Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 5/5
Price 5/5
Ease of use 5/5
Customisability 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Three Coil Options
+ Supports MTL & RDTL Vaping
+ Single Button Operation
- No Option For DTL Vaping

Small and dependable, the UB Lite pod kit by Lost Vape is a simple option that doesn’t skimp on customisation. Thanks to three different compatible coils, you can experience three unique vaping styles. Whichever coil you go for, the built-in 1000mAh battery has been designed to support a full day of vaping on one charge. Pocket-friendly, it’s the ideal option for vaping on the go.

Thanks to single button operation, there’s no menus to scroll through or lengthy set-up to contend with. You can vape at the click of a button. Plus, The UB Lite will instantly recognise which coil you’ve selected and adjusts the power output accordingly, so, no more burnt coils and no guessing what the correct wattage level is. Both a 0.4 Ohm coil for Restricted-DTL vaping and a 1.4 Ohm MTL coil are included to get you started.

#3 Uwell Caliburn Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 5/5
Price 5/5
Ease of use 5/5
Customisability 3/5
PROS & CONS
+ Inhale Activation
+ Beginner Friendly
+ Lightweight Build
- No Variable Output

By far one of the most popular pod kits available and one of the best-selling vape kits of 2019, the Uwell Caliburn pod kit is simple, reliable and features all-day vaping capabilities thanks to the built-in 520mAh battery. It’s slender profile and lightweight build makes it the ideal option for vaping on the go, while its discreet vapour production makes it a stealthy choice.

A good choice for the first time vaper it features both inhale activation and a boost button. This means you can experience a freer vaping style, while still having the option to lock the device for safer storage and transport. The long-lasting Caliburn pods will support multiple refills and to help get you started each kit comes with 2 x 10ml e-liquids.

#4 Voopoo Drag S Mod Pod Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 5/5
Price 4/5
Ease of use 4/5
Customisability 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ 2500mAh Built-In Battery
+ 60W Adjustable Output
+ PnP Pod Tank Included
- Could Be Quite Advanced For Beginners

The Drag S Mod Pod kit is part of the new breed of sub ohm pod kits. Basically bridging the gap between a simple to use pod device and an advanced sub ohm kit, the Drag S follows the same design as a box mod, powered by a built-in 2500mAh battery with a 60W adjustable output. As well as Variable Wattage, users also have the inclusion of the unique Score Mode which rates cloud production for a competitive, personalised touch. An alloy and leather patch construction provides solid resilience as well as a comfortable grip when vaping.

The PnP pod tank included is first and foremost a pod which is to be paired with the Drag S (and Drag X kit) but can also double up as a vape tank when the 510 adapter (sold separately) is installed. This then allows the pod tank to be used on the majority of vape mods for an innovative approach. A secure bottom fill process, as well as a sleek adjustable airflow lever, highlights the Drag S’ ease of use and versatility for what is a top-quality device.

#5 Smok G Priv Pod Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 5/5
Price 4/5
Ease of use 4/5
Customisability 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ High Power Output
+ MTL & DTL Vaping
+ Wide Range of Compatible Coils
- Bulkier Than MTL Kits

By far the most powerful pod kit on this list, the Smok G Priv kit delivers the same level of vapour production as classic sub ohm kits in a small package. Powered by a large capacity 2500mAh battery it’s capable of a high, 80W max output for a balance between power and battery life. It’s easy to see why this kit quickly became a hit with vapers of all experience levels.

Pairing performance with style, the G Priv features a combination of lightweight metal and carbon fibre creating a sleek look. Thanks to the choice of both a refillable LP2, and RPM pod (available separately), this kit can be paired with the Smok LP2 coils and the Smok RPM coils. You can quickly find a combination that delivers your ideal level of vapour and flavour production.

#6 Vaporesso Degree Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 4/5
Price 3/5
Ease of use 4/5
Customisability 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ MTL & DTL Vaping
+ Fast Charge Capabilities
+ Wide Range Of Coils
- Limited Colour Options

The Vaporesso Degree kit makes pod vaping simple. It’s packed with features that help save time and reduce maintenance. The special top fill valve on the device means the pod doesn’t even have to be removed to be refilled, while the two types of pod on offer make switching between discreet and increased vapour production much quicker.

Featuring a built-in 950mAh battery, the Degree boasts a variable wattage output, so you can quickly determine your ideal level of vapour and flavour production and set it. All of this power is controlled by the cutting-edge AXON chipset which also provides a fast ramp-up as well as pre-programmed safety features such as a low e-liquid warning.

#7 Uwell Yearn Neat 2 Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 4/5
Price 5/5
Ease of use 4/5
Customisability 3/5
PROS & CONS
+ Inhae Activation
+ Mesh Coils
+ Fixed Wattage Output
- Only One Coil Option

Aside from the Caliburn, Uwell has also created similar pocket-friendly pod kits that have been designed to offer a more discreet experience. By far the most popular is the Uwell Yearn Neat 2. Featuring inhale activation, it offers a vape with a more natural feel that’s easy to get used to. The discreet amount of vapour this kit produces allows for an MTL inhale that feels closer to a cigarette.

By using built-in coil pods, maintenance is kept to an absolute minimum, all you’ll have to do is keep the device charged and fill it up when needed. When the times comes you can just replace the entire pod. Thanks to the 2ml capacity of each pod, there’s plenty of room for e-liquid. The built-in coil supports MTL vaping and thanks to the mesh build in each you’ll experience a better flavour as it can heat more e-liquid at a faster rate.

#8 Lost Vape Ursa Mini Pod Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 5/5
Price 3/5
Ease of use 3/5
Customisability 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Simple Design
+ MTL & RDTL Vaping
+ Range Of Coils
- No DTL Option

The Lost Vape Ursa Mini pod kit takes the high-quality technology that the brand is known for and combines it with the simplicity of a pod. The result is a small, versatile kit that’s very easy to use. The adjustable 30W output and clear menu makes it a solid recommendation for vapers of all experience levels.

Powered by a built-in 1200mAh battery you’ll experience up to a full day of vaping on one charge. Compatible with the UB Lite coils, there are three unique options to choose from. Variable Wattage and the three coil options mean you can quickly switch between MTL and restricted-DTL vaping, offering a more flexible approach.

#9 Smok & OFRF NexMesh Pod Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 4/5
Price 3/5
Ease of use 4/5
Customisability 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Adjustable Wattage Output
+ Waterproof
+ Mesh Coils
- No MTL Options

What happens when you combine Smok’s proclivity for increased vapour production and OFRF’s performance-driven coil technology? The NexMesh pod kit. Delivering a genuine sub ohm vape and remaining small enough to fit in your pocket, this kit is the go-to option for direct to lung vapers who are searching for a pocket-friendly kit.

Featuring an adjustable 30W output, you’ll be able focus vapour production to deliver your ideal vape, while the 1200mAh battery ensures you won’t be caught short when out and about. There are two different OFRF mesh coils available with the option of Stainless Steel and classic Kanthal for either a fast ramp-up or a cooler vape.

#10 DotMod DotAIO Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Battery Life 5/5
Price 1/5
Ease of use 3/5
Customisability 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ High-End Design
+ Multiple Coil Options
+ Spare Power Source An Option
- No Variable Output

It doesn’t get much more high-end than this. DotMod specialises in creating kits that perform well and look good while doing it. The design of the DotAIO kit emphasises subtlety above all else, for a mature look. A smart appearance is backed up by the power of a removable 18650 vape battery.

The 35W output provides enough power to support both MTL and DTL vaping with ease, while the inbuilt chipset ensures a speedy ramp-up and the usual safety features. What’s different though is the large range of removable coils this kit can be used with, not only can you pair it with DotAIO coils it can also be used with classic Nautilus coils too.

As you can see there are plenty of kits to choose, but remember these are just a few of the popular models we offer. If nothing here has sparked your imagination check out our full range of refillable pod kits, you’re sure to find one that suits your style. We also recommend you also take a look at our dedicated pod guides section. Not only will you find a complete breakdown of how pods work, we’ve also published a range of other top ten guides to help you find more specific kits.

If you’re after the personal touch please contact our customer service team, they’re up to date with the latest product information and are always happy to make a recommendation.