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Vape basics: A guide to starter kits in 2019

By Staff Editor 17th February 2019 4 Mins


The world of vaping can be daunting to those who wish to find a less harmful alternative to smoking. This blog aims to put and end to the confusion, with a selection of the very best beginner-friendly vape kits that won’t compromise on performance.

The Discrete Vaper – Vladdin RE 

Price: £25-30

If you’re looking for something discrete which very closely emulates the experience of a traditional cigarette, you can’t go too wrong with the Vladdin RE. This sleek, refillable pod system is ideal for technophobes, with no adjustments or settings to play around with. The pods are easy to fill, have a very satisfying draw and last a good while before needing replacement.

The tiny size makes it easy to fit into any pocket or purse virtually unnoticed, and the tiny clouds of vapour ensure that you can get your nicotine fix without judgement from those around you. The only drawback is the short battery life, which comes with the territory of tiny vapes, but the Vladdin system charges very quickly, so you needn’t worry about down time.


The Modernist – Innokin EQ

Price: £19.99

The EQ is a pod system that has seen huge success since its release a few months ago. Despite being a touch larger than the Vladdin, the EQ is still a small device, and it uses that extra space well, boasting generous battery life and simple user adjustment. The single button interface allows you to choose from three power settings, which is great for those who require different levels of intensity throughout the day.

The intuitive refill mechanism is very user friendly, and Innokin’s plexus mesh heating element means your pods will last a bit longer than more traditional coils.

The Old Faithful – Joyetech Ego AIO

Price: £15-20

If you’re the kind of person who prefers products that have been extensively tried and tested, the ego AIO from Joyetech is a great option.

This small pen style device has been a favourite of beginners for several years now. You can choose from a range of models, depending on desired battery life and aesthetic preference, so there should be an ego AIO to suit most tastes.

The simple top fill, airflow control and single button operation are all part of why this device is so popular, and you’d be hard pressed to find a vape shop that doesn’t stock coils for it, making this device perfect for frequent travellers.

The Indecisive Vaper – Aspire Tigon Kit

Price: £35-40

So far this list has only included mouth-to-lung style kits. This term simply indicates that a device has a tight draw, with limited airflow, similar to a traditional cigarette.

If you’re looking to get your first vape, but aren’t sure which style is going to suit you best, look no further than the Aspire Tigon kit. This is a substantially larger device, but it boasts a huge 2600mAh battery and allows for much more customisation.

The included tank can make use of both mouth-to-lung and sub-ohm coil heads, so you can discover your preference without buying additional devices. When using the mouth-to-lung coils, you can expect several days of battery life, which makes this kit very practical for those who do not always have access to a charging point.

The tank and battery are also compatible with other standard 510 connection devices, allowing you to try different combinations of hardware.

The All-Rounder – Innokin Kroma A Zenith Kit

Price: £45-50

If you’re looking for the absolute pinnacle of beginner vaping and aren’t opposed to a slightly more expensive device, with added complexity, the Innokin Kroma A Zenith Kit is brilliant.

The Kroma A mod features a solid 2000mAh internal cell, along with full power adjustment up to 75 Watts and even some basic temperature control settings. It is compatible with a huge range of other atomisers, should you choose to more deeply explore the world of vaping.

The Bundled Zenith tank is widely regarded as one of the very best mouth-to-lung experiences currently available. The coils in this tank produce fantastic flavour at low power and have great longevity, which means smooth sailing for new users.

When using the Zenith tank, you can expect up to two days of use on a single charge of the Kroma, which should be more than enough for most people. If you’re willing to learn how to navigate the Kroma’s simple menu system, you simply cannot go wrong with this kit.

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