Best Vape Starter Kits: Start Strong With These AWESOME Set-Ups

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Want to start vaping? One rule: Do NOT buy rubbish –– decent gear is available and most of it is very affordable. These are the best e cig starter kits

Two years or so ago I decided to kick the death-sticks and start vaping instead. But it took about 6-8 months for me to actually find a setup that wasn’t completely rubbish –– sound familiar? And the reason for this was because I bought cheap rubbish that wasn’t designed to last or taste good or produce decent clouds or… anything really.

Do not make the same mistake I did. Do NOT get a rubbish e cig starter kit. There are so many awesome setups out there aimed squarely at the beginner. These kits won’t break the bank, deliver excellent favour and, most importantly, will help you decide whether or not vaping is for you in the long term without sucking a bundle of cash out your bank account.

VB’s tested all of the setups listed below and, like our guide to the best tanks money can buy, we’ve kept things brief in order to keep things nice and simple –– nobody likes searching for something specific and being handed a gazillion-and-one-options. So, yeah, these are our picks for the best setups, and, while there’s likely some bangers missing, for the most part, these are some of the best options for those looking to make the switch from fags to vapour.

I’m Gonna Say AVOID These…


These eGo-things are literally EVERYWHERE and this is why they’re usually the first set-up most people use when they first start vaping. But that doesn’t mean you should do the same. Why? Simple –– you can do a hell of a lot better. If you wanted a new phone, but hadn’t used a smartphone before, would that stop you getting an iPhone? No, it wouldn’t. And guess what? Same rules apply here. Vaping is not a complicated process and the difference a decent(ish) set-up makes to flavour, performance and cloud production is HUGE.

So, yeah: DITCH the eGO!

This article is aimed squarely at the beginner; those looking to stop smoking and start vaping. It is not for the seasoned pro nor is it for those already fairly engaged in the vape scene. What is outlined below are a bunch of setups geared towards the newbie. They vary in price and performance but all are great places to start your journey. VB has tried and tested all of the products below and can vouch for their quality. We don’t test or use or condone rubbish products — that’s just not what we’re about.

You can buy any of the following starter kits simply by clicking on their name; we only partner with the best retailers in the business for these types of features.

VaporFi Vice Starter Kit ($99.99)

This is a great little piece of kit to get you started in the world of sub-ohm vaping. The VaporFi Vice Starter Kit is super slim and it won’t take up a lot of room in your pocket. The build quality is excellent and with the right juice — see our guide to the Best eJuice — you can get a really great, all day vape from this setup.

VaporFi Vice Starter Kit

Ideal for those looking to take their first step away from cigarettes and into the wonderfully tasty world of vaping.

Specs & Features

In The Box:

  • 1 2200mAh Vice Battery
  • 1 Vice Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1 Additional 1.2 Ohm Atomizer
  • 1 Additional 0.5 Sub-Ohm Atomizer
  • 1 AC Adaptor
  • 1 USB Charger


  • Battery Capacity: 2200 mAh
  • Dimensions: 5-3/8″ x 3/4″ (Including Drip Tip)
  • Threading: 510
  • Tank Capacity: 2.5ML
  • Operating Voltage: 3.4 – 4.2V
  • Adjustable Airflow Control Valve
  • Low voltage/ Short-Circuit Protection
  • Minimum Resistance: 0.5 ohm

Kanger SubVod Mega TC Starter Kit ($34.95)

Kanger is one of the biggest and most well known brands in the vaping space. And things got that way the usual way: it makes very decent hardware and tanks that don’t cost the earth and are used by millions of people all over the world.

Kanger SubVod Mega TC Starter Kit

The Kanger SubVod Mega TC Starter Kit is an excellent place to start your relationship with the company as well. Like all the devices on this list, what you’re looking at here is a sub-ohm pen vape device.

But unlike some, the Kanger SubVod Mega has a bunch of cool features other manufacturers exclude — things like temperature control and a great tank as standard. It also packs in a huge battery for all day vaping.

Specs & Features

  • 1 x Toptank mini
  • 1 x Subvod mega battery
  • 1 x 0.5ohm SSOCC coil
  • 1 x 0.1ohm SSOCC coil
  • 1 x Micro USB cable
  • 1 x User manual
  • 510 Threaded Connection
  • Battery Capacity: 2300mAh
  • Output Voltage: 3.7V
  • Select-Able TC or Power Output Mode
  • Temperature Control
  • Minimum Resistance: 0.1 ohm
  • Supports Ni200 Coils
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Low Resistance Protection
  • Overcharge Protection
  • Diameter 22mm

Kanger KBOX 200 Starter Kit Bundle ($116.87)

Wanna jump in the deep end? You do? Great. Meet the device that easily allows you to do that — the awesome Kanger KBOX 200. This is a HUGELY powerful mod, used by pros and experts the globe over, that is densely packed with excellent features and hardware.

Kanger KBOX 200 Starter Kit Bundle

It costs a bit, mind. But when you take that first hit you WILL know where those extra dollars went. Even as a standalone box-mod this thing rocks. Chuck in an excellent tank — like the UWELL Crown or Herakles Plus, both of which are available with the tank — and you have one of the best setups money can buy.

Specs & Features

  • 1 x Kanger KBOX 200 TC MOD
  • Choice of the 1 Smok TFV4 Tank, Crown Subtank by Uwell, Smok TFV4 Mini Tank or Herakles Plus Tank
  • 2 x 18650 Batteries
  • 1 x Generic High-Drain Battery Charger
  • Kanger KBOX 200 TC MOD Specs & Features:
  • Dimension: 22 x 56 x 84mm (W x L x H)
  • Operating Wattage: 7W – 200W
  • Temperature regulation of 1000 times per second, taste softer
  • Supports Nickel, Titanium, Stainless Steel and Nichrome Coils
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05Ω
  • Battery: 2 x 18650
  • USB Upgrade Funtion
  • PCB with unique serial number of global anti-counterfeiting, guarantee quality

Eleaf iStick Pico Builder Bundle Kit ($74.95)

This thing is TINY. But like Kylie, it PROVES that excellent things do indeed come in very small packages. Ideal for new vapers interested in building their own RTAs, or, having the option to, the Eleaf iStick Pico Builder Bundle Kit comes with a selection of potential tank options, so you can tailor it to your exact requirements.

Eleaf iStick Pico Builder Bundle Kit

You have the option of pairing it with either the Mutation Plus X V4S RDA, Wismec Theorem RTA, or Griffin RTA. Also included is a 2 pack of Samsung R25 batteries.

Specs & Features

  • 1 x Eleaf iStick Pico MOD
  • 1 x Choice of Mutation X 4VS RDA, Wismec Theorem or Griffin RTA by Geek Vape
  • 2 x Samsung 25R 18650 Batteries
  • Utilizes (1) 18650 Battery (Sold Separately)
  • Firing Modes: VW, Bypass, TC-Ni, TC-Ti, TC-SS, TCR-M1, TCR-M2, TCR-M3
  • Wattage Range: 1W – 75W
  • Temperature Range: 200F – 600F / 100C – 315C
  • Resistance Range (VW): 0.1 – 3.5 ohm
  • Resistance Range (TC): 0.05 – 1.5 ohm
  • On-Board Charging
  • Firmware Upgradeable
  • OLED Screen

Smok Stick One Basic Starter Kit ($38.85)

This one is slightly less adventurous, but is an IDEAL option for the novice vapor, as it will allow them to find their feet and get used to vaping full time. Like a lot of pen-style vapours, the Smok Stick One does not take up a lot of room and has a decent-sized tank for the beginner.

Smok Stick One Basic Starter Kit

It comes with the excellent TFV4 Nano Tank, which offers up a 2ML e-liquid capacity, a top fill design, dual adjustable top and bottom airflow, and includes a 0.3 ohm micro CLP2 coil in addition to a 0.25 ohm micro STC2 coil.

Specs & Features

  • 1 x eGo Cloud Battery (2200mAh)
  • 1 x TFV4 Nano Tank (19mm)
  • 1 x Pre-Installed 0.3 ohm Micro Fused Clapton Dual Coil
  • 1 x 0.25 ohm Micro Stainless Steel Dual Coil
  • 1 x Vape Band
  • 1 x Silicone Tank Dust Cap
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Set of Spare Parts

Kanger Nebox TC All-in-One Starter Kit ($101.86)

Sod tentative steps. Make your first step into the world of vaping an innovative one! The Kanger Nebox TC All-in-One Starter Kit is perhaps the most unique starter kit on this list. It’s also one of the best-looking one’s too. I mean, just LOOK at it:

Kanger Nebox TC

The Nebox is an all-in-one mod, meaning everything — the tank, the battery, the chipset — is located inside the mod itself. This has many benefits, but the main one is just how goddam cool the thing looks. The colour options are also very slick as well. I love the teal one.

The tank inside has a HUGE 10ml capacity, which is bloody gargantuan compared to pretty much everything else currently available. And if that’s not all, the Nebox supports the full gamut of coil technology readily available out there, including regular OCC replacement coils, stainless steel replacement coils, Ni200 replacement coils, and even a mini RBA coil.

Specs & Features

  • 1x Kanger Nebox (With Pre-Installed Ni200 Coil)
  • 1x Built-In Nebox Tank
  • 1x Mini RBA Coil
  • 1x OCC Coil
  • 1x USB Charging Cable
  • Tank Capacity: 10ML
  • Optional RBA System
  • Output: 60W
  • Minimum Resistance: 0.15 ohm
  • 18650 Compatible (Replaceable / Sold Separately)
  • Temperature Control
  • OLED Screen
  • Built-In 10mL Sub-Ohm Tank
  • Delrin Drip Tip
  • Micro-USB Charging Port


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