JUUL is a mega-force in the vaping world. But it is NOT available in the UK. So what’s the Best JUUL Alternative For UK right now?
JUUL is HUGE.
Everybody knows about JUUL, thanks to the company receiving massive financial investment during 2017/18 and plenty of favorable reviews for the product and the company’s JUUL pods.
But if you’re in the UK, you cannot buy a JUUL because the device is not available outside of America.
Also: JUUL isn’t ACTUALLY the best device in its class either.
Well, for one, it’s pods are not (technically) refillable.
And this makes them expensive to run.
I always advise readers to go for open pod systems.
This way, you can use your own Nic Salts E Juice (and save a fortune in the process).
The Three Best JUUL Alternatives Right Now
I have three, solid pod mod vapes that I use over and over again. They’re all great in my opinion and VASTLY superior to the JUUL.
I also recently tested SMOK’s latest pod mods and, well… they kind of underwhelmed me.
As of right now, my picks for the best JUUL alternatives are as follows:
#1 – SMOANT S8 Pod
The SMOANT S8 Pod was one of the first pod mod devices I ever tested, back when it was in the prototype phase.
It was good then, but when the full version landed it was EVEN better.
This device is my go-to pod mod. I take it everywhere with me simply because it delivers awesome flavor and has a great battery life.
I also LOVE the way it looks.
#2 – Suorin Drop
The Suorin Drop is another excellent example of a pod mod done well. It has a decent sized battery, vapes great, and is super-stylish.
It’s also VERY small, so it won’t take up any room in your pocket.
I really like this device, and if you’re after one of the best in the biz, the Drop is kinda hard to beat.
#3 – SV Mi-Pod Ultra
The SV Mi-Pod Ultra is kinda pricey compared to the SMOANT and the Suorin. And this is largely down to its fancy design, which is very busy.
It is a VERY capable device though. So if you can stomach the extra $$$, and you want something that looks truly unique, as well as vapes great, this is one of the most solid options around right now.
JUUL UK Release Date – When’s It ACTUALLY Happening?
I’ve spoken to my contacts at JUUL and while they wouldn’t confirm an exact release date for JUUL in the UK, they did hint that one was on the cards.
Don’t hold your breath, though – it could be a good long while before JUUL is available outside the US.
Why? Simple: the JUUL ecosystem is completely closed, so in order to supply different regions, JUUL needs a base of operations in that country – and that costs money and takes time to develop and scale up.
In order to service users in the UK, for instance, JUUL would have to set up a distribution network, ship over supplies, bring in staff, and build a new UK-facing store.
All of these things take time.
Plus, the US is a massive market.
It makes sense for JUUL to focus its energies on its native soil, before taking on a new region.
I would assume the UK will be next in line, however, as the UK is very pro-vaping, unlike a lot of countries in the EU and elsewhere.
For this reason, as well as the cultural similarities, it definitely makes sense for JUUL to come to the UK once it’s sorted in the US.
Why I ALWAYS Recommend Open Pod Mod Vape Systems
To reiterate the point I made at the beginning of this piece: you’ll basically save money.
JUUL-like systems are more expensive to run. This is just a fact. It is also why JUUL favors this system – more money equals more profits.
JUULpods are smaller and cost more. And this kinda sucks.
Nic Salt E Juice is now widely available in the UK too, and it’s nice to have choice.
Bottomline: using a refillable pod mod system means you can use whatever vape juice you like and save money in the process.
For me, it’s a no-brainer.