The Top 10 Sub Ohm Pod Kits 2020

Sub ohm pod kits have quickly become a popular choice amongst vapers as they combine the enhanced vapour production of a classic sub ohm kit, with the compact build and simplicity of a modern pod kit. The result is a series of pocket-sized kits that don’t break the bank but still deliver on cloud and flavour.

Top manufacturers have developed a lot of sub ohm kits very quickly to meet the growing demand, to take the pain out of choosing we created our top ten list. This guide highlights best sellers and top picks from customers and our team of vape experts. We’ve scored these kits based on what’s important to vapers - price, battery capacity, and of course, vapour production.

If you’re just starting to use pod kits or want to know a little more about the different kinds available, you should take a look at our pod guide section. Inside which you’ll find our useful beginner’s guide as well as recommendations for kits.

#1 Smok RPM80 Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Ease of use 4/5
Price 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ High Power Output
+ Wide Range Of Coils
+ Compact Design
- RGC Pod Doesn’t Feature Adjustable Airflow

It wouldn’t be much of a sub ohm list if we didn’t include Smok. It’s hard to pick just one (don’t worry we haven’t) but first and foremost it has to be the Smok RPM80 pod kit. Bringing to the table a whopping 80W max output, a choice of stabwood, resin or carbon fibre inlays and a large 3000mAh built-in battery, it’s easy to see why the RPM80 is so popular.

Let’s talk about the pods. Not satisfied with one variety, Smok has included the option of both the RGC pod and classic RPM pod. What does this mean? Double the coil compatibility of course! You can switch between the wide range of RPM coils and the specially designed 0.17 Ohm RGC coil with a mesh build, for ultimate cloud production.

#2 Artery Nugget GT 200W Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Ease of use 4/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ 200W Max Output
+ Can Be Transformed Into Vape Mod
+ Zinc Alloy Construction
- Requires Dual 18650 Batteries

The Artery Nugget GT kit is a sub ohm vape kit which takes pod devices to the next level. Consisting of a whopping 200W adjustable output, the Nugget GT kit features a 510 mod adapter which allows for this pod kit to transform into a fully fledged vape mod, to be paired with the majority of vape tanks. This innovative feature gives users complete variety over how they want to vape. 

Complemented by a resilient zinc alloy construction, a 0.96 Inch TFT colour screen and the inclusion of the intelligent AERO chipset, the dual battery operated GT Nugget offers high power with quality, customisable performance. The Nugget GT pods feature a simple bottom fill process and incorporate a removable coil method for eco-friendly vaping.

Overall, a highly unique vape kit which could provide a fitting insight into the future of vaping. 

#3 Vaporesso Target PM80 SE

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 4/5
Battery Life 5/5
Ease of use 4/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Variable Wattage
+ Pulse Mode
+ You Can Carry A Spare Power Source
- Can Be Complex To Set Up

One of the most powerful pod kits on this list, the Vaporesso Target PM80 SE is intelligent to boot. It features a standard Variable Wattage mode as well Pulse mode for a boost in power at the beginning of each puff. All of which is complemented by an 80W max output and an extensive collection of compatible coils.

The PM80 SE bridges the gap between pod kits and traditional sub ohm kits. Powered by a removable 18650 battery, this kit doesn't have to be left idle when it’s out of charge, simply insert a newly charged battery and you can get straight to vaping again. The option of the full range of GTX coils allows you to find your perfect vape that little bit easier.

#4 VooPoo Drag S Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 4/5
Battery Life 5/5
Ease of use 3/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Lightweight Build
+ Wide Range Of Coils
+ Triple Airflow
- Set-Up Can Take A While

Designed for the modern vaper, the VooPoo Drag S kit combines a 60W max output with a compact design. It features carbon fibre/leather materials and super-lightweight plastics, for a kit that fits in your pocket and delivers enhanced vapour output. Backed-up by a high capacity 2500mAh built-in battery to keep you going for longer.

What really sets the Drag S apart from the competition is the sheer amount of compatible coils. It can be paired with the entire VooPoo PnP coil range, with so many different builds on offer you’ll be able to configure this kit to deliver maximum vapour production, improved flavour from e-liquids or a balance of both.

#5 GeekVape Aegis Boost Plus

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 3/5
Battery Life 5/5
Ease of use 4/5
Price 3/5
PROS & CONS
+ Well-Protected
+ Intelligent Chipset
+ Spare Power Source An Option
- A Little Bulky

Since the introduction of the original Aegis kit back in 2018, GeekVape have been looking for ways to refine their incredibly well-protected device. The result was the Aegis Boost Plus pod kit. It features the same waterproof, dustproof and shockproof properties of the original, in a new compact format.

Powered by a removable 18650 battery, you can easily carry a spare power source for this kit, so you won’t have to worry about running out of charge. Touting the responsive AS chipset, you’ll experience an ultra-fast 0.002s firing speed and a 40W variable wattage output for improved customisation.

#6 Joyetech Exceed Grip Pro

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 3/5
Battery Life 3/5
Ease of use 4/5
Price 5/5
PROS & CONS
+ Variable Wattage
+ Simple To Use
+ MTL & DTL Coils
- Plastic Isn’t Everyone’s Style

Reliable, simple to use and lightweight, you could do a lot worse than picking the Joyetech Exceed Grip Pro. A recommended entry-level sub ohm pod kit, it features a variable wattage output of 40W and can be used for both mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping. Ideal for when you need to switch back to stealth vaping.

Recognised as one of the best sub ohm pod kits for use on the go, the Grip Pro utilises lightweight plastics throughout it’s construction, so you can put it in a bag or pocket and carry on as normal. The pods feature anti-leak technology so you won’t have to worry about wasted e-liquid or messy spills.

#7 Lost Vape Orion Q Ultra Pod Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 3/5
Battery Life 4/5
Ease of use 3/5
Price 3/5
PROS & CONS
+ Compact Build
+ Variable Wattage
+ Understated Design
- Screen Can Sometimes be Difficult To Read

Regarded as one of the first sub ohm pod kits, the Lost Vape Orion Q Ultra packs a real punch. An understated design and slim profile make it the ideal choice for vapers looking for a more sophisticated kit, while it’s 40W max output ensures it delivers a genuine sub ohm experience.

As you’d expect from the team at Lost Vape, this kit utilises an advanced chipset, so not only are you going to experience a fast ramp-up, you’ll also benefit from pre-programmed safety features such as protection from overcharging. The Q Ultra also features a variable wattage output so you can quickly adapt the kit to produce your ideal level of vapour and flavour.

#8 Smok Nord 2

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 3/5
Battery Life 3/5
Ease of use 3/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Variable Wattage
+ Simple To Use
+ Wide Range Of Coils
- Runs Out of Charge Quickly At Full Power

The successor to the popular Nord kit, the Smok Nord 2 pod kit takes things up a notch by including both a variable wattage and a larger 1500mAh battery. Even with all these extra features it remains pocket-sized and easy on the wallet. This Smok kit should not be overlooked if you’re searching for premium vaping at a lower price.

Retaining the curved design of the original, the Nord 2 features a much higher 40W output, putting it firmly in sub ohm territory. Compatible with the classic Nord coil series, this kit can also be paired with the RPM coils which feature lower resistances for both increased vapour and flavour creation.

#9 DotMod DotAIO Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 3/5
Battery Life 5/5
Ease of use 4/5
Price 1/5
PROS & CONS
+ High-End Design
+ Cross-Compatible Coils
+ Spare Power Source An Option
- A Little Pricey

When you hear ‘DotMod’ you instantly think of a high-end kit that produces a lot of vapour and looks stylish while doing so. This is definitely the case with the DotAIO kit. Sophisticated and mature, its design is clean and you can be sure it’ll never look out of place. Not just obsessed with its looks, this kit performs when you need it to.

Capable of a 35W maximum output, it might not generate as much vapour as some other kits on this list, however, its wide range of interchangeable coils more than make up for this. You can pick between ceramic, mesh and classic Kanthal builds, and if that’s not enough this kit is also compatible with the classic Aspire Nautilus coils. Talk about spoiled for choice.

#10 Augvape Narada Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 3/5
Battery Life 3/5
Ease of use 2/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Multiple Output Modes
+ Pocket-Sized Design
+ Mesh & RBA Coils
- Battery Could Be Larger

Augvape are experts on the vaping scene, previously specialising in rebuildable atomisers, they’ve turned their attention to pod kits. The Narada pod kit stands out from the crowd thanks to its sleek design and wide range of output modes, including classic Variable Wattage and Temperature Control.

This kit comes with a 0.4 Ohm coil as standard, that features a mesh build for improved flavour and vapour production. For the more adventurous vaper, you can also purchase an RBA insert for the pods, allowing you to build and fit your own coils for a deeper level of customisation. All of which is backed up by a 30W output and 950mAh battery.

As you can see there are plenty of options when it comes to sub ohm pod vape kits. So, whether you’re looking for a budget choice that focuses on creating large amounts of vapour, or a high-end kit that allows you to customise performance to suit your style - there’s something for you. Remember, this is just a cross-section of the kits available and we recommend you check out our full sub ohm pod kits range for more inspiration.

If you’re searching for more info on pod vaping, we recommend you check out our dedicated pod kit guides. If you’re looking for more inspiration or perhaps a personal recommendation, then please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team directly. They’re available via phone or email.