Pod vapes are apparently the future. You might have seen them around? They’re teeny tiny little devices designed to make vaping on the go all the more easier, as everything you need is contained inside one unit. Hence the name Pod Vape.
Pod Vapes are an ideal starting point for those first coming off cigarettes, as they’re super simple to work with, have fewer moving parts than traditional mod/tank setups, and they work, for the most part, very well with minimal fuss.
Being something of a veteran vaper, I don’t see myself switching to a pod vape system anytime soon. It’d be like swapping my BMW for driverless car – where’s the fun in that? However, for many potential vapers, the pod vape is a great place to start for three reasons:
- They’re simple and easy to use
- They deliver great performance
- They’re super portable, so you can take them anywhere
But what are the best pod vapes you can buy right now? Below are my picks of the best of the best.
The Best Pod Vapes Money Can Buy
JUUL basically started the whole pod mod thang, so if you’re after something that is reliable, has a great support ecosystem around it, and offers up some great vaping, then the JUUL should be high on your list.
It’s super stylish, super-slim, and super-lightweight. Basically, it’s exactly what you’d imagine a pod vape to look like. There’s plenty of technology inside this teeny chassis as well, including temp control (no dry hits), quick charging, and an excellent MTL throat hit, making it ideal for ex-smokers.
The only real downside to the JUUL is the limited nature of flavours and nicotine strengths available for it. For me, this is kind of a deal breaker, as I like to have plenty of choice when it comes to flavour. The flavours you can get, however, are very tasty, so it’s not all bad.
Aspire Gusto Mini
Aspire is a fairly big brand in the vape space, and now it also makes a pod vape in the form of the Aspire Gusto Mini which, compared to the JUUL, looks a lot more like a traditional vaping setup. Except, it ain’t!
Nope, this too is a pod vape and it is, once again, designed for ex-smokers looking to ditch the stinkies in the easiest manner possible. It vapes like a champ and setup is super simple: just slam the pod in, press the fire key, and you’re vaping.
The pods the Gusto uses are 4.2ml in size, however, like the JUUL, and likely because these types of devices are kinda new, the flavour selection is a bit limited. Fortunately, HALO now sells pods for the Gusto too, so you have more at your disposal.
The Gusto is very much a jack of all trades, in that it will do both MTL and DTL vaping, which is great if you prefer a more cigarette-like experience but don’t mind dipping your toes into a more conventional style of vaping.
The Gusto is also built like a tank, so you don’t need to worry about this thing going on the fritz.
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The Envii Fitt is potentially the best looking pod vape on this list. It looks like something developed in Lockheed’s Skunkworks. It also kinda vapes like that as well, which is to say this one definitely isn’t for the squeamish.
It’s also a lot more fiddly to work with than every other pod vape on this list. You have to take it apart fully to change the pod and the coils and getting it back together can be tricky.
If you’re after a plop-and-vape device, this ain’t it. But if you want something that looks bad ass and vapes very well, then the Envii Fitt is definitely worth a look.
The big upshot of this device is that it uses refillable cartridges, meaning you can use your own juice inside the pods. This will save you a lot of headaches in the long run and would definitely be my preferred way of using a pod vape.
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GQ Blue Beast Pod Mod
The GQ Blue Beast Pod Mod is a BEAST and it certainly isn’t for anyone new to vaping that is after a similar experience to smoking. The GQ Blue Beast Pod Mod is a powerful sub-ohm kit that delivers plenty of flavour and plenty of clouds.
It is, by far, the most potent setup on this list. The device itself is puff-operated too, which means you have to literally puff on it to get it working – there is no fire button, so to speak.
It has a massive 2000mAh battery, so it will run all day long (and then some) and features a refillable pod system, so you can top up with your own juice.
If you’re new to vaping and want to go straight into sub-ohm vaping, this or the Envii Fit are the way to go!