Starter Kits Explained

In recent years people looking to transition from smoking found the world of vaping very difficult to understand due to its complexity. However in 2020 to to start vaping couldn’t be easier.

There are some devices on the market now which are so simple to use that all you need to do is add vape juice, wait a minute or two and inhale. If you are looking to transition from smoking read the vaping.com guide on How To Start Vaping In 5 easy steps to help you get started.

In 2020 there are 4 main types of devices that are used for vaping:

Pod Vapes (or Pod Systems)

SMOK Novo in Gold - Pod Vapes

Pod systems are designed to be ultra-portable, easy to use and are the most recent type of vape device. As technology has advanced vaping components have been miniaturized so that some pod systems are now even smaller than a pen! You might think that because of the of the smaller size, performance has been compromised. That's not the case. With the rising popularity of nicotine salts (which can be significantly stronger than traditional vape juice - up to 50 mg), these low wattage pod systems can produce a super satisfying vape. The evolution in battery technology has also benefitted pod vapes, the massively popular SMOK Nord Kit (pictured above) has an awesome 1100 mAh integrated battery. This means you get excellent long-lasting performance when vaping on the move. Pod systems are significantly cheaper than other devices and even some box mod loving veteran vapers now use pod systems which now produce fantastic flavor, excellent ease of use and awesome value.

Box Mod Kits

What is a box mod kit in vaping

Box mods are one of the more traditional vape devices. Before vape pens and pod systems, the box mod was the main device type available to vapers. As the name suggests the mod is boxy in shape which is because historically box mods required multiple batteries to generate enough power and battery capacity. The box mod kit has the greatest potential customization of all types of vape devices. Modern box mod kits are extremely intelligent and can automatically select the correct settings but the user still has a greater opportunity to adjust settings to their liking. For example, if you want a better throat hit you can simply increase the wattage. Unlike pod vapes, with a box mod kit you can change the tank and the coils to further customize the experience.

Vape Pens

What are vape pens?

Although vape pens have been around for a long time the early models were not up to scratch with the performance of starter kits and box mods. However, breakthroughs in vaping technology have seen the vape pen become the most popular vape device category in our vape shop. Shaped like a pen the device is generally small, cylindrical and easy to hold/store. Batteries are normally integrated with the vape tank and coils situated on top. One of the reasons that vape pens are so popular is the ease of day to day use. Some devices are draw activated, like a cigarette, or have a simple one-button operation. All the user needs to do is add vape juice and waits a few minutes. Unlike pod systems which are getting smaller and smaller, vape pens are getting both smaller and bigger to accommodate all types of vaper. If you want a small discreet vape you can choose a small device like the stunning SMOK Nord AIO 19 or if you want something more powerful choose the Stick Prince Kit.

Vape Starter Kits

What are vape starter kits?

Last but not least vape starter kits. The daddy category! Each of the categories above are a subset of starter kits. Designed to contain everything a beginner needs to get started (except vape juice & batteries) these kits are awesome at getting you up and running. In your starter kit you’ll get a mod, tank, coils and some replacement parts to help you maintain your device. Pairing a mod, tank and coils can be a compatibility minefield but starter kits take out the hassle by giving you everything in one box. We’ve been in the vaping game from the beginning and we can assure you that we only stock the best vape brands. All the latest devices have a suite of awesome protection features so you can be safe in the knowledge only the best products are featured on vaping.com.

Want to learn more about vaping?

  • Start vaping in 5 easy steps: our expert guide to how to start vaping. We’ve been helping smokers transition to vaping for over 10 years, we've updated our article for 2019.
  • How much nicotine in a cigarette: If you would like to give up smoking and transition to vaping check out our guide to calculating what vape juice strength you’ll should be using to reduce nicotine craving.
  • Best Pod Vapes: if you’re looking for a super easy to use pod systems to get started read our guide to the best pod systems for 2019.
  • Sub-Ohm Vape Guide: we kept this ‘what is vaping’ guide as simple as possible so deliberately avoided mentioning Sub-Ohm vaping. If you would like to know more you can read our guide to everything you need to know about sub-ohm vaping.
  • How to get your parents to vape: If you’re worried about how many cigarettes your parents smoke, maybe they’ve struggled to give up smoking, why not recommend your parent transition to vaping? Read our guide today and help them kick the habit.