Above cig-a-likes and vape pens, you’re going to find a more advanced breed of vaping device called a mod. Vape mods will definitely give you more power. More power results in not only greater vapor, but also better flavour.
The devices in this category are very quickly becoming more and more advanced, and any option on this list would definitely provide any beginner vaper with enough power to help on the quest to quit smoking for good, while keeping things simple so you don’t need to get too deep into the technical side of things.
Without further delay, here are my top picks for the best vape mods of 2016. Everything on this list comes with everything you need right out of the box. All you need to add on to your purchase is some e-liquid and you’ll be all set.
eGo One Mini Starter Kit
Joyetech eGo One Mini is a small and powerful version of the popular eGo one series. This compact device has an internal 850mAh battery and a 1.8ml Atomizer.
This is an excellent budget option. The eGo One Mini is a smaller but still powerful version of the popular eGo One series. This is a very small device that uses a clearomizer tank with a 1.8ml e-liquid capacity.
The tank supports a 0.5 ohm atomizer head for lung inhales as well as a 1.0 ohm atomizer head for mouth inhales. It also supports the rebuildable CLR atomizer heads- so you have plenty of options.
With this kit you’ll get the battery, atomizer tube, atomizer head, mouthpiece, atomizer base, cable, and wall adapter. The eGo One Mini really is an incredible device for the money.
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Vaporfi Edge Vape Mod
The Vaporfi Edge is built on innovation and performance. It was made to power sub ohm tanks in a simple manner without skimping on cloud production.
The VaporFi Edge is a sub-ohm capable device that is dead simple to use. It has a built in 1800 mAh capacity battery and serves up 100W of power for those of you who are interested in big clouds. It is almost double the cost of the Halo model at $129.99 but for those of you who are looking for a high level of performance without having to make vaping a hobby, the extra investment is definitely worth it.
This device was definitely designed for heavy usage. The battery will last you over a full day, and the 7ml tank means you’ll be filling up your juice way less often, which is a huge bonus for those of you looking for convenience.
Like their e-liquid, VaporFi devices are manufactured with the strictest conditions with attention paid to quality. While this one is definitely on the higher end, the fact that the device is backed by a one year warranty and the customer service is US based means you can rest easy knowing that you’ll get the quality that you pay for.
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Mig Vapor Minion Vape Mod
This kit is made for vapers who don't want to waste time with dozens of buttons trying to achieve the perfect vape. With the Minion Vape Mod Kit, you can simply grab and go.
This is another reasonably priced mod at $89.95. It includes a custom configuration kit, a 30w Battery (spring loaded 510 connector), stainless mouthpiece, 3ml vape tank, tank base, sub vertical kanthal wire coil (0.5ohm), a micro-USB charger, and a User’s Manual for the battery and tank. If you choose to, you can also add a 5 pack of coils and a wall charger for the USB charger, which I definitely recommend for convenience.
Similar to the other mods at the top of this list, this kit is made for those of you who want to keep things simple and don’t want to have to spend weeks learning how to make different adjustments to get it to work the way you want it to. With this kit, you can just grab it and go.
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Kanger EMOW Starter Kit
Sleek, slender and ready for action, the EMOW Starter Kit delivers the perfect vape! This device offers 1300mAh and offers up to 4.8 volts.
The EMOW is a variable voltage vaporizer from KangerTech, one of the most well known companies in the e-cig industry. This kit made the list for a few reasons- it’s extremely affordable at $39.99 and at the same time it provides incredible power for those of you who might be a little bit more advanced. The 1300mAh battery will allow you to vape for over a full day before you need to recharge.
This vaporizer also gives you a lot of versatility, you can adjust the voltage to 3.7, 4.2 and 4.8. Each setting shows a different color on the LCD screen which keeps things simple. The tank holds up to 1.8ml of juice. The tube is made of a strong pyrex glass. This is an excellent mod for those of you who are looking for a powerful battery, and the ability to tailor your vape to your preferences while keeping things simple.
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ProVari 2.5 Mod Kit
The ProVari is a microprocessor controlled variable voltage electronic cigarette that lets you adjust the amount of vapor quickly and easily.
The provari is a quality American made product, and is an excellent entry point for those looking for more power without needing to have extensive technical know-how to run it. This is an extremely safe vaporizer, ProVape has equipped it with a built in microprocessor that proactively monitors for any sign of overheating, over discharge, low voltage, short circuit or reversed battery. This microprocesser also allows you to change voltage by increments of 0.1 from 2.9 volts to 6 volts, allowing you to really customize your vape.
The Provari is made of stainless steel and is incredibly durable. ProVape gives you some options during the checkout process, you can choose from two sizes of battery – large (18650) or small (18490). If you’re looking for more power, you can purchase an extension cap. Along the lines of safety first, the battery housing is vented to prevent overheating.
This device shows you the volts and ohms right on the screen and you can also monitor your battery with an LED light that flashes when it’s time to change it.
Overall, this is a fantastic device, with a different look that definitely appeals to some people.
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Kangertech Subvod Starter Kit
This starter kit combines the portability of the Kanger Evod with the Sub-Ohm capabilities of the Kanger Subox Mini, resulting in an ultra-portable sub-ohm kit!
Kanger makes this list for a second time. They really are known as one of the most reputable companies in the industry. This device makes the transition to sub-ohm vaping extremely simple.
This is the perfect kit for those of you who started out with a smaller e-go pen and want to try something more powerful while staying on a tight budget. This kit comes with a tank, 1300 mAh battery, and a micro USB charger. An added bonus is that you can pick between 6 different colours. It’s sleek, very compact and most importantly it’s easy to use.
With a price tag of under $30, you really can’t go wrong. This also makes an excellent travel vape if you’re looking for something compact to take out with you when you need something smaller, or it’s great as a back up.
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SMOK ego Cloud Kit
The SMOK ego Cloud Kit, built around the eGo Cloud Battery, which boasts 2200 mAh, and the eGo Cloud Tank, has superior engineering to produce some of the finest hits around.
Smoktech (Smok) is one of the oldest companies in this industry. They have pretty much set the standard for years, so you don’t need to worry about quality or performance when it comes to this vaporizer.
The eGo Cloud Kit is a starter kit made from high-quality stainless steel and glass. It comes with absolutely everything you need to start vaping right away, a battery, USB cable, tank and a pre-installed 0.5 Micro Core OCC Coil, and 1 replacement coil. The eGo Cloud battery is 2200mAh, which will last most vapers well over a full day of vaping. The battery is a standard 3.7V and can fire atomizers with a resistance range of 0.3 to 1.0. The device can be turned on or off with 5 clicks of the firing button, and you can tell if it’s been done correctly by monitoring the white LED light. The battery can also act as a passthrough, which means you can vape while it’s charging (a very handy feature if you only have one device!)
With this device, you will need to buy coils on a regular basis to maintain optimum flavour. Make sure you pick up some Micro Core OCC Coils along with your device!
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Eleaf iJust 2 Vape Mod
An excellent starter kit, with a reliable 2600 mAh battery and a huge 5.5 mL capacity sub ohm tank.
This has got to be the best deal of the entire list, you’re not going to believe what you get for just $25.
This is a really great looking and reliable tank, and it’s also very small and lightweight. The stainless steel finish looks fantastic and doesn’t seem to attract fingerprints like other devices I’ve tested. The battery and the tank both have a diameter of 22mm, so they sit nice and flush together and just look great.
While the tank is small in the hand, it holds an incredible amount of e-juice – 5.5ml, which means you won’t be filling it up as often. Maintenance is also really easy. When it’s time to replace your coil head, simply flip the tank and unscrew the base. The other thing I love about this device is that you can always tell exactly how much e-liquid you have left as the pyrex glass exposes almost the entire tank.
The iJust 2 is truly a great kit for those of you who are looking to produce lots of vapor without having to get too technical. It’s incredibly simple, but powerful at the same time. And the price really can’t be beat.
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Volcano Lavatube 2.5 Mod
Designed as a seamless two piece aluminum body, The LAVATUBE v2.5 e-cigarette houses an upgraded chipset from its predecessor offering up to 6 volts and 15 watts of power.
The Lavatube 2.5 has been designed as a seamless two piece aluminum body and it offers up to 6 volts and 15 watts of power. Variable wattage, temperature control abilities, and the pass-through charging lets you vape and charge at the same time.
This device has an easy to use resistance reader and battery gauge, and the very bright LCD display is intuitive to navigate. This device comes in 10 different colours and the starter kit comes with everything you need to get started with vaping right out of the box.
Volcano recently reduced the price for this device, and I’m not really sure why as the specs will make this a relevant vaporizer for years to come. Volcano also makes some of the best e-liquids out there, so you can order everything you need in one place.
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Halo Tracer Mod
The Tracer Starter Kit is the perfect way to break through the clouds and enter the world of low-resistance sub-ohm vaping.
I have been vaping Halo’s e-liquids for a long time and feel that they are definitely the best in the market. I know a lot of vapers have been wanting to sub-ohm Halo’s flavours, so it was very exciting when they launched the Tracer Mod!
The Tracer mod is extremely affordable at only $59.99 and it includes a 2600mAh rechargeable battery and a 3.5ml stainless steel tank that can run 1.2 or 0.5 ohm coils. You can vape for well over a day with this battery and you’re going to get a lot more vapor than any pen.
This kit comes with chargers and a tank. The design is very simple but well built and requires no adjustment. There aren’t any buttons for adjusting the voltage or wattage, but you get a great vape every time because of the amazing 2600mAh battery, which dictates the power output for you. This is definitely not a mod for those of you looking for clouds, but it does deliver great flavour and is perfect for the majority of us, who are looking to vape to quit smoking, not to enter cloud blowing competitions.
That concludes my round up of starter kits! If you’re looking for more great deals, be sure to check out the starter kit deals page.
If you’re looking to get a bit more advanced, you can head on over to my top 10 list of box mods.
What do you think, are there any devices that I missed on this list? I’d love to hear what you think below.