About Us

VapeBeat has been helping vapers buy and figure out how to use vape products since 2016…

VapeBeat’s team of expert writers has over 30+ years of experience in the vape market – from running stores and working in distribution, to research and testing. Whatever you’re looking for, our team will have you covered

Looking for expert user guides? No problem. Want to know what the best vapes are right now? Our team tests hundreds of products every year – and the best are noted down inside our best vape product guides.

We also have a crack team of experts covering all the latest research and regulatory policies too.

Our mission? Simple: to help as many people as possible transition from smoking to healthier alternatives – and then stop completely!

The VapeBeat Team

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Drake Equation

Editor In Chief

Drake is the founder and editor of VapeBeat. He started the blog WAY back in 2015 when, upon quitting smoking, he struggled to find any useful information about vaping online. With a background in journalism and a newfound hobby on his hands, he set about creating VapeBeat – a blog all about making vaping simple to understand for new users.

Christopher horton

Christopher Horton

Reviews & User Guides

Chris worked in the Vape Industry for almost 5 years, working for Distros and Shops in Georgia. He started vaping in 2012 and has never looked back! Chris covers all manner of topics on VapeBeat – from advanced tutorials to reviews of products and industry news.

Anco Baard (Red)

Anco Baard (Red)


Anco Baard (AKA Red) is VapeBeat’s main reviews guy. Based in sunny South Africa, Red is one of the most knowledgeable vape reviewers in the game. Covering everything from vape mods to pod mods and mech mods, if it vapes Red can and will review it. Often blunt but always fair, Red’s reviews have helped hundreds of thousands of vapers make better-informed decisions about what gear to buy and what to avoid.

About Us

Dr. Marewa Glover


Marewa is Director of the Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Sovereignty & Smoking, based in New Zealand. She is an internationally recognized expert in tobacco harm reduction and in June 2018, she received the Outstanding Advocate Award from the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) at the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw.

VapeBeat’s Comprehensive Product Testing & Rating Methodology

who is vapebeat

At VapeBeat, our primary mission is to provide the vaping community with unbiased, in-depth assessments of the latest vaping products. Our reputation is built on rigorous testing and transparent ratings, ensuring vapers can make informed decisions.

Unparalleled Expertise

Each product undergoes a meticulous evaluation process led by our dedicated in-house team. Comprising industry experts and vaping enthusiasts, our team is trained to dissect every aspect of a product, from its design and functionality to its safety and performance.

In-Depth Analysis

As a trusted authority in product testing, VapeBeat delves deep. We don’t just skim the surface; our reviews are comprehensive, covering everything from battery life and vapor quality to the intricacies of chipsets and coil designs. Our hands-on approach ensures that when we rate a product, it’s based on tangible experience and thorough analysis.

Transparent Ratings

Transparency is our cornerstone. For every product we test, we provide a detailed breakdown of our findings, complete with pros, cons, and key features. Our rating system is straightforward and user-friendly, allowing vapers to quickly gauge a product’s merits and potential drawbacks.

With VapeBeat, you’re tapping into a reservoir of expertise and genuine feedback. We’re not just another review site; we’re your trusted guide in the ever-evolving world of vaping.


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