What Are The Best Sub Ohm Pod Kits To Buy In 2021?

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 vape 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 pod 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 G Priv Pod 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
+ Long Battery Life
- A Little Bulky

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 up it has to be the Smok G Priv pod kit. Bringing to the table an 80W max output, MTL / DTL vaping capabilities and a 2500mAh built-in battery, it’s easy to see why the G Priv is so popular.

Let’s talk about the pods. Not satisfied with one variety, Smok has created the option of both the LP2 pod and RPM pod (sold separately). What does this mean? Double the coil compatibility of course! You can switch between the wide range of LP2 coils and the mesh RPM coils for more vapour and a flavour to match.

#2 VooPoo Drag X Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 5/5
Battery Life 5/5
Ease of use 4/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ 80W Max Output
+ Wide Range Of Compatible Coils
+ Supports MTL & DTL Vaping
- Requires Single 18650 Battery

The VooPoo Drag X is a compact option that delivers increased vapour production, combining the high power of a sub ohm kit with the slim build of a classic pod. Powered by a 18650 vape battery, it’s capable of an 80W max output, output and battery life have been balanced to ensure up to a full day of vaping on one charge.

Compatible with the VooPoo PnP coil range, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover your ideal vape. There are even high resistance options so you can use this kit for MTL vaping too. Whichever coil you pick, thanks to Smart mode you don’t have to worry about picking the right wattage - the Drag X does it for you.

Overall, this kit offers a high level of customisability while remaining simple to use.

#3 GeekVape Obelisk 60 Vape Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 4/5
Battery Life 5/5
Ease of use 4/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Variable Wattage
+ Temperature Control Mode
+ Range Of Coils
- Can Be Complex To Set Up

One of the more compact options on this list, the GeekVape Obelisk 60 kit features the same advanced chipset technology seen in GV’s larger sub ohm kits. Capable of a 60W max output it delivers a high level of vapour when paired with either of the Geek P series coils that are included.

When it comes to modes and functionality, the Obelisk 60 is one of the few pods to feature Temperature Control mode. Alongside TC mode you’ll also find classic Variable Wattage which gives you full control over vapour production. Whatever mode you pick, the 2200mAh built-in battery will deliver more vaping between charges.

#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 Uwell Aeglos P1 Vape Kit

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

Uwell might be better known for their Caliburn pod kit, but if you’re looking to experience sub ohm vaping in an easy-to-use format: the Aeglos P1 pod kit is a standout option. Capable of an 80W max output, it’s powered by a removable 18650 vape battery which means you have the option to carry around a spare power source with you.

Compatible with the Aeglos P1 coils, this kit can be used for conventional DTL vaping, but there are also higher resistance coils that can deliver a restricted-DTL vape. If you’re concerned about picking a power output - don’t be, the Aeglos will automatically recognise which coil you’ve installed and select the best power level.

#6 Vaporesso Luxe 80 Vape Kit

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

The Vaporess Luxe 80 successfully bridges the gap between modern vape pods and classic box mod kits. Don’t worry, thanks to innovative chipset technology this kit is very simple to use. It features Vaporesso’s very own “Auto-Wattage Select” which recognises coil resistance and recommends a power level.

If you’re looking for more customisation there’s a classic Variable Wattage mode too that allows you to set an output between 5 - 80W. The two power output modes plus a whole range of compatible Vaporesso GTX coils makes it easier than ever to discover your perfect vape.

#7 DotMod DotAIO Mini 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

The newer, smaller version of the classic DotAIO kit, the DotAIO Mini kit is the ideal option for vapers looking to experience a balance of style and performance. Capable of a 35W max output, it might not be the most powerful kit, but there are still plenty of coil options that will support MTL and DTL vaping alike.

Looking for more customisation? This kit can be used with DotAIO RBA, giving you the option to build and mount your own coils. There’s also an adaptor included that allows the kit to also be used with the Aspire Nautilus coils. Whichever coil you pick, the chipset inside the DotAIO Mini will automatically select the best wattage - or you can pick one yourself.

#8 Smok Nord 2 Kit

 
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 Vaporesso Xiron Pod Kit

 
PERFORMANCE SCORE
Vapour Production 3/5
Battery Life 3/5
Ease of use 3/5
Price 4/5
PROS & CONS
+ Adjustable 50W Output
+ MTL & DTL Compatible
+ Adjustable Airflow
- Limited To A Single Drip Tip Option

The Xiron kit by Vaporesso may look like a standard box mod but is in fact a versatile pod device which can be used for both MTL & DTL vaping. You can always rely on Vaporesso for quality engineering, with the Xiron providing resilience and customisation to make it easy finding your precise vaping style. This is down to the variable wattage output (up to a max 50W), adjustable airflow toggle and wide range of GTX coils which are compatible with the top fill Xiron pods.

The large capacity 1500mAh battery provides a generous amount of power, whilst a sleek 0.69 Inch OLED screen clearly displays all your essential vaping data. Overall, a solid and expectedly stellar release from Vaporesso, with a product suited to all user types that can be personalised adeptly.

#10 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.

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.