Refillable pod kits are a popular option for vapers of all experience levels. They feature a compact design so they can easily fit in a pocket or bag, while at the same time allowing you to use any e-liquid of your choice. The upkeep required with refillable pods is quite minimal, and by refilling the pods yourself you can save money.
There’s a wide range of refillable pods available, there are versions that produce a small amount of vapour for MTL (Mouth To Lung) vaping, as well as more powerful sub ohm pod kits that support DTL (Direct To Lung) vaping. However, if refilling still sounds like too much work we recommend a prefilled pod kit.
As the name suggests, a refillable pod kit can be filled with an e-liquid of your choice. Like all pod kits, they feature a simple design that means they can be used by any vaper regardless of their experience level. Particularly popular with new vapers, refillable kits do require some upkeep and they will need to be refilled regularly, but in doing so you can save more money - especially when compared to a prefilled pod or disposable device.
The ability to choose an e-liquid means you’re not tied down to limited flavours or nicotine strengths, in fact, thanks to the wide range of both MTL and sub ohm refillable pod kits on offer, you can use almost any kind of e-liquid. Not just for new vapers, experienced users have come to rely on these kits’ compact design and simple operation. They make a good alternative to classic pen and box style kits as they are far more portable, so they’re a useful option when you don’t have the space to carry a standard kit with you.
Like all vape kits, picking an e-liquid to use with your refillable pod kit will largely come down to the types of coil it features. If you’re new to vaping and you’re looking to understand a little bit more about the relationship between coil resistance and VG/PG ratios, we recommend you check out our beginner’s guide.
The traditional MTL refillable pods will work best with an e-liquid that’s 50% VG or less, they will create a smaller amount of vapour that allows for an inhale style similar to smoking a cigarette. This can make the transition to vaping feel more natural or can offer a stealthier vape.
Sub ohm or DTL refillable pods now feature low resistance coils and can produce enough vapour to keep up with classic sub ohm kits, just like traditional high wattage kits they should be paired with an e-liquid that is 70% VG or higher. There are some kits that may use sub ohm coils (below 1.0 Ohm) but because of their low power output will not support high VG e-liquid, make sure you double-check before choosing an e-liquid.
Thanks to their portable design and the fact they are very easy to use and maintain, refillable pod kits are an understandably popular choice. That being said, they are just one type of kit among many, there may be another option that better suits your needs.
Their compact design does make them very easy to carry around, but if you find yourself away from home or work a lot you may struggle to find a place to charge your kit. In this case, you might want to consider an option with a larger battery. Pen kits are slightly larger than pods, in turn, they have room for a bigger battery to keep you going for longer. If battery life is your chief concern and you’re not worried about the size of your kit, we recommend a box mod kit; while bulkier they offer the best battery life by far.
Beginner-friendly though they are; if you’ve only just made the switch to vaping you might not want to refill a kit with e-liquid. Not to worry, there’s still definitely a kit for you. If you’ve only just started you may experience more success with a disposable vape, when empty they can be entirely replaced; the same can also be said of prefilled pod kits where you’ll replace the pod rather than the entire device. Though both offer a good short term solution you may find them more expensive in the long run.
Budget is always a driving factor when it comes to quitting smoking, while a vape kit is almost always the cheaper option, some are more effective than others. Refillable pods are a great starting point as buying your own e-liquid is cheaper than prefilled pods. If you’re looking to save more money, be on the lookout for pods with interchangeable coils and maybe even consider a pen kit which can be refilled and have its coils changed.
There are plenty of refillable pod kits on offer, which means you’re sure to find one that suits your needs. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, then why not check out our top ten guide - it’s packed with the latest kits for vapers of different experience levels. Finally, for more one-to-one help please contact our Customer Service team, they’re always ready to make a recommendation.