Looking for a small vape – something that is stealthy, easy to use, and has a decent battery? I have JUST the small vape for you.
Box mods are BIG. They take up room in your pocket and can be unwieldy on nights out or long drives.
You look at it and think, I wish I had a small vape device – a device that was just as good, only smaller.
Well, good news – you’re kind of in luck.
There has been a HUGE influx of small vape devices hitting the market between 2017 and now.
Often called “pod mods”, these small vape devices are designed with a few, unique things in mind:
#1 – they’re simple to use (having very few moving parts)
#2 – they pack in plenty of flavor and performance
#3 – they can last all day
The big idea behind these small vape devices is to make vaping easier, as a lot of new vapers struggle with sub ohm tanks, coils, batteries, and mod settings.
And right now, I think there are three really solid options available to vapers interested in stealth vaping.
Best Small Vapes 2018 – Pod Mods & Stealth Vapes
The Mi-Pod, for me, is perhaps the best overall pod mod vape around right now. It looks amazing and it vapes great. It also has a very decent battery life.
The biggest thing about the Mi-Pod is the way it looks; it is unlike anything else around right now. Stylish, slick, perfectly portable – it does it all.
Chuck in refillable pods that kick out intense, precise flavor and you have all the makings of a classic vape device.
The Mi-Pod is also ALL over Instagram as well; a lot of the top promoters use it and love it.
I don’t use pod mods exclusively, but when I do use them, like when I’m driving or traveling, the Mi-Pod is always the first thing I grab.
Why You’d Buy This Pod Mod?
Great Looks & Design
Great Battery Life (One of The Best)
Great Flavor & Vapor Production
2) Lost Vape Orion
The Lost Vape Orion is the world’s first DNA-powered pod mod. EVOLV’s DNA chip normally comes inside high-power vape mods, but the chip maker is now trying its hand at the pod mod format.
Reviews of this device have been very positive; users love the design and the way it looks, as well as the fact that it runs a 950mAH battery inside it which translates into truly excellent battery life.
It is slightly more expensive than the Mi-Pod, but, again, it is more sophisticated – you can do A LOT with EVOLV’s DNA chip, and this is what you’re effectively paying for.
Flavor is great too, you get a restricted lung hit, but you can also narrow it down for a pure MTL experience. The pods are replaceable too, so you can run your own E Juice or Nic Salts.
If you want the best of the best, EVOLV’s DNA chip and Lost Vape are always good places to start.
Why You’d Buy This Pod Mod?
You Want The Best of The Best Performance
You Don’t Mind Paying Extra For Technology
Great Battery Life
Unique Design That’s Simple To Use
Top-Notch Flavor & Coil Performance
The JUUL is VERY good. And the ecosystem that supports it is very robust and professional.
The JUUL also use Nic-salt E Juice pods too – and these hit more like a cigarette. Another big reason for JUUL’s popularity.
I would 100% recommend the JUUL as a small vape device that can accompany your RDA and Mod.
This is what I do and it works a treat.
The JUUL is more discreet, better suited for use in bars, and is great on long drives when you simply cannot drip (cause you’d probably die).
As a device that I use exclusively? Probably not. The battery life just isn’t good enough.
But as a supplemental vape, it definitely works.
Are Tiny Vape Devices The Future?
I mean, JUUL is killing it right now in the US.
But you do have to keep in mind that these types of devices are relatively new. There is also A LOT of them – and most suck.
Trust me, I have about 20 in my office right now and I only ever use the three mentioned in this post regularly.
Most pod mods don’t produce good flavor or don’t work that well. For every 10 devices that I test, I’d say probably only a couple are actually worthy of mention.
And right now, it’s basically the Mi-Pod, the Lost Vape Orion, and to a lesser extent the JUUL (simply because it’s so simple to use and run).
I do always recommend VapeBeat readers go with refillable pod systems, however, as they’re cheaper to run and offer way more value – you’re not limited to a small selection of Juice flavors, for one thing.
JUUL is great for absolute beginners or those looking to get off cigarettes right this second. If you’re already vaping, however, and just want something smaller and more portable, the Mi-Pod and Lost Vape Orion are far superior options.
Things To Keep In Mind When Buying Smaller Vape Devices
There are a few things you should definitely keep in mind when buying one of these small vape devices (or pod mods, as they’re known).
The first is to do with E Juice.
Some pod mod systems are proprietary, meaning you can ONLY buy E Juice for it via the manufacturer.
The E Juice comes in pods, hence the name.
JUUL works like this, though JUUL’s JUULpods are very good and relatively inexpensive (save 15% by using this coupon).
Other pod mod vapes, ones like the Mi-Pod, for instance, let you refill the pod with your own E Juice.
The other thing is battery life: if you’re hitting the pod mod hard all day, it will crap out very quickly.
These small devices are designed to be used intermittently, just as you would smoke a cigarette.
This is another benefit of the JUUL system’s use of Nic-salt, as it hits A LOT harder, so you don’t feel the need to vape as often.
JUUL’s battery life is NOT great though; it’ll last about the length of a pod, which is around 200 puffs.