The BIG ONE! The question everybody wants to know: what’s the best vape setup you can buy right now? Well… these are the best vape mods, box mods, pod mods, and vape tanks I have used in the past 12 months.
- The #1 Top Box Mods
- The #1 Vape Tanks
- The #1 Pod Mods
- The #1 Squonk Mods (Regulated)
- The #1 Vape Mod Kit (w/ Tank)
OK, you’re here because you want to know what the best vape setup is – but before we get to that, I want to explain a few things.
- “Best” is a silly term; it implies something is better than everything else, and in the vape space this is rarely the case.
- Different types of vapes are important; you might like mods and tanks, whereas someone else may prefer more discreet vapes like pod mods.
For this reason, I’ve broken up this article into several sections in order to cover off all the bases: box mods, vape mod kits, tanks, and pod mods.
This way, you can get a better idea of what’s cooking right now.
1) Top Box Mods – My #1 Pick For 2019
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(Ultra-Premium & Utterly Brilliant)
(Totally Unique Styling)
(Best All-Round Vape Kit)
(Best Mod For Features)
(Awesome Mod, Awesome Mesh Tank Combo)
(Best Budget Mod)
What’s The Mod We Most Recommend Right Now?
- SX Mini G Class 200W
- Best Price | $219.95 (DirectVapor)
If you want power, good looks, and performance, as well as reliability, meaning a vape mod that will last you years, well… you’re going to have to pay a premium for it. And the SX Mini G Class 200W is the one you want to go for.
Why? It is impeccably engineered. From the choice of build materials to the overall design language, everything is at the sharp-end of the stick. It is very pricey. But you do get plenty of bang for your book with best in class performance, best in class temperature control, and outstanding customization options.
The difference between the SX Mini G Class 200W and a $50 vape mod is like night and day. Whether you’re talking about power delivery, settings, build quality or accuracy – the YiHi chip inside this mod is ridiculously advanced. If you use RDAs, it is a godsend because the power delivery is unbelievable.
On top of that, it is one of the most classy looking vape mods on the planet. Trusted by pro vapers and those that value quality over affordability, the SX Mini G Class 200W is a powerhouse of vaping. And while it is expensive, it is also probably the only vape mod you’ll ever need to buy again.
- Impeccable Style
- Phenomenal Performance
- Solid, Robust Design
- YiHi Chip is Ridiculously Good
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(The #1 For Flavor)
(INSANELY Good Mesh Coils)
(Best Triple/Quad Mesh Coils)
(Amazing Coils & Top Notch Flavor)
(INSANE Mesh Coil Performance)
(A True Classic)
What Tank Is Best Off This List?
- Horizon Falcon KING Tank
- Best Price | DirectVapor ($29.95)
There are A LOT of sub ohm tanks on market right now, and most of them are mesh coil setups. The Falcon King by HorizenTech, however, is by far the best of the bunch right now. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about design, coil head performance, or overall flavor – it is outstanding in every conceivable manner.
It is other-worldly.
Nothing else comes even remotely close right now – not even the UWELL Valyrian.
The coils last for weeks at a time, and the triple and quad mesh coil (you need to but the latter separately, unfortunately) are some of the best in the business right now
- RDA-Grade Flavor
- Excellent Coils
- Lots of Color Options
- Exceptional Value For Money
What’s The #1 Regulated Squonk Mod Right Now?
- Topside Dual Squonk Mod
- Best Price | Flawless Vapes ($69.99)
This was a tough one to choose; I had two potential options – the RAGE squonk mod or the Topside Dual Squonk Mod which are both 200+W, dual-18650, 100% regulated squonk mods.
I use and love both devices, but I do think the Topside Dual Squonk mod is the better performing of the two.
I do also prefer the way it comes apart and how it feels in the hand.
And because it’s regulated, you get all the safety features and modes you’d get on a standard vape mod – TC, Bypass Mode, Advanced Safety Features.
The killer USP of this mod, however, and the MachON3, is that it runs dual-18650 cells (unlike 95% of squonk mods right now).
This means you can run dual-coil builds and not run out of battery power within a few hours. Bang a single coil RDA on there, however, and you’re looking at 1.5-2 days of battery life from a single charge.
Bottomline: if you want to get into squonking, this is the mod you want to do it with.
- Best Looking Squonk Mod Around
- Dual-18650 Batteries
- 100% Regulated
- Excellent Price
- GeekVape NOVA Kit
- Best Price | DirectVapor ($74.95 + FREE Shipping)
I only tested this kit out recently, but it blew me away. The design, the look and feel of the mod, and the mesh coil tank it comes with are all utterly brilliant.
This isn’t an expensive kit, either. But the GeekVape NOVA does do everything right.
I love its old school-style aesthetics and the resin detail on the mod and the fact that the tank it comes with is brilliant.
It’s hard to find kits that are 100% awesome; normally it’s just the mod that’s good and the tank’s a little wonky. Not the case here: both the tank and the mod are superb.
And so is the price of this kit.
- Stunningly Designed Mod
- Cerberus Tank is Brilliant (Excellent Coil Performance + Flavor)
- AS Chipset is Powerful, Packs Tons of Vaping Modes
- Robust & Hard-Wearing
- Great Price Point
5) Tube Mod Vape Kit – Small & Potent + Amazing Mesh Coil Tank
OBS Draco Kit
Best Price | HeavenGift ($39.00)
I hadn’t used a tube vape mod in a good long while before I tested the OBS Draco kit out. Years, I think.
Things have progressed dramatically. The OBS DRACO is a brilliantly executed tube mod that looks brilliant and performs even better.
It’ll fire all the way up to 80W and then, as the battery degrades, gradually work its way down to a minimum of 30W.
The mesh coils it comes with deliver sublime flavor. They also wick fast and hold flavor for around 9-10 days.
The wire coils, however, aren’t nearly as good, so make sure you get the mesh ones.
As for battery life, you’re covered – the OBS DRACO rocks a 3000mAh cell. And it is a solid performer.
Even with heavy vaping, you’re looking at all-day uptime which is great.
- Amazing Mesh Coil Tank (Long-Lasting Coils)
- Great Flavor
- Massive 3000mAh Battery
- Excellent Value For Money
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(Best Pen-Style Pod)
(Best All-Round Performer)
(INSANE Value For Money)
(A KILLER Pod Vape)
(Great Value + Performance)
(Unique & Brilliant)
(Cheaper Than MiPod)
(Perfect Flavor, Great Coils)
(Cheap, Will Sub Ohm)
What’s The #1 Pod Vape System Right Now?
- The UWELL Caliburn
- Best Price | DirectVapor – $37.95
Forget JUUL, it kinda sucks. You can’t refill the pods, the JUUL pods cost a fortune ($15.99 a pack), and the flavor selection is limited.
I have a draw, chock full of pod mods – maybe around 20 or so. And I only use one regularly.
And that pod is the UWELL Caliburn. It is god-like in the pod mod space right now, almost untouchable in its greatness.
As noted above, I own A LOT of pod vapes. But none can match the UWELL Caliburn for overall performance and reliability. The coils inside its pods last for weeks at a time, and the flavor they create is incredible, easily the best in the business right now.
Battery life is fine, providing you give it a top up mid-way through the day, and the device itself is super-slim and portable, making it an ideal choice for any vaper that wants something discreet. The star of the show, however, are the coils – and the flavor. Both are out of this world.
- Simple, Straight-Forward Design
- Refillable Pods
- Great Coil Head Performance (They Last WEEKS)
- Excellent Draw + Awesome Flavor
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