New to vaping? Wondering who the best vape brands are? Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice? Fear not: you’re in the right place. These are my picks for the best vape brands in 2018
There are A LOT of vape brands out there these days. And they all want a piece of your bank account.
The upshot of this, once you find your feet, is choice – lots and lots of choice.
But who are the best vape brands in operation right now?
As always, a lot of this will come down to personal preference. And sometimes the biggest brands are not the best.
Take SMOK: it’s huge and very well known.
But a lot of seasoned vapers avoid the company like the plague.
Why? Issues with their hardware, coils burning out too quickly, and, of course, the whole SMOK Alien debacle.
Point is: just because something is popular doesn’t make it good.
Just look at Justin Bieber.
The point of this article is to highlight the best and brightest vape brands in the vape space, the ones that make solid, reliable products that won’t crap out after a few month’s worth of use.
How it’ll work is simple: I’ll do a brief introduction about the brand and then link out to its best products (either one of our reviews, or the best place to buy said product).
And that’s literally it – all this article is designed to do is highlight the brands you should be aware of when shopping for new vape gear.
Best Vape Hardware Brands
As I said, there are way too many brands to list here.
But that’s not the point; the point is to point you in the direction of quality products from quality.
What follows is a break down of we view as the best vape brands for 2018 – the ones that build solid and reliable gear.
There are other brands, of course, but these are the best vape brands for us; the ones that we love, use, and trust.
1) Sigelei – Mods & Tanks
Sigelei is one of the oldest vape brands in existence. Sigelei makes a ton of tanks and mods, so if you’re looking at picking up a starter kit, or a mod, you should definitely be looking at these guys.
They make solid, well-engineered products that look and perform great.
2) Vandy Vape – Mods & Tanks
Vandy Vape is new, but the company is putting out some of the hottest products on the market right now. They do tanks, mainly, though they do have a squonk mod called the Vandy Vape Pulse mod which is stupidly popular right now.
I love Vandy Vape’s RTA and RDA tanks, so if that’s your thang, be sure to check them out. The Pulse RDA is one of the best on the market right now.
3) SMOANT – Mods & Tanks
We’re very close with SMOANT here at VapeBeat. The company is friendly, always very supportive of what we’re doing, and they produce some truly excellent mods and tanks. The Cylon 213W and the Ranker are both excellent. As is the SMOANT Charon TS.
4) UWELL – Tanks
UWELL has had its ups and downs over the years, but the company’s UWELL Valyrian is easily my favourite sub-ohm tank of all time. It craps all over SMOK’s tanks, vapes brilliantly, and performs consistently across the board.
5) iJoy – Tanks & Mods
Another old vape brand, iJoy makes A TON of products – mods, tanks, accessories. They’re fairly innovative and enjoy pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with the world of tanks and mods.
Reliable, well built, and easy to get hold of. iJoy might not be the biggest brand in the world, but they definitely make some of the best gear around.
6) GeekVape – Tanks & Mods
GeekVape has released A LOT of products over the years. Some were great, others not so much. But most share one thing in common: they’re all extremely well crafted and hold up over time.
Recently, GeekVape has been on something of a hot streak – its recent range of sub-ohm and RTA tanks have been outstanding. Big fan of these guys, so make sure you remember them!
7) Wotofo – Tanks & Mods
Wotofo never gets the recognition it deserves, so I’m going to put it out there – they’re awesome and they make brilliant products. The Wotofo Lush Plus RDA is still one of my favourite tanks of all time. Nothing else comes even remotely close to it for overall flavour.
Wotofo also makes great mods and an extensive range of tanks. They’re definitely more of a power-user brand, but that shouldn’t put you off; they make great gear and I am a huge fan of them.
8) Lost Vape – Mods
Lost Vape makes some of the best-looking DNA mods around. They do a range of flavours, from DNA 250 mods to DNA 75 mods. And they’re all exceptional. If you got the money, and you want a truly exceptional mod, grab one of Lost Vape’s DNA setups.
9) VooPoo – Mods
VooPoo is a brilliant mod-maker. The VooPoo DRAG is easily one of my favorite mods of ALL TIME. Ditto the Alpha One and the newly released VooPoo Too.
VooPoo mods hit like a freight train, thanks to their GENE chip, and they are built like tanks.
They also look brilliant, with elegant styling and super-simple-to-use menus.
Whenever any of my buddies ask me what mod they should get, I always say get a VooPoo one… And if that doesn’t tell you all you need to know about this brand, well, nothing will!
10) HCigar – Mods
HCigar has probably one of the least cool names of any brand on this list. But do not be fooled by its naff brand name: it makes some truly exceptional mods. They’re pricey, but like Lost Vape and VaporShark they are easily some of the best in the business.
11) JUUL – Starter Kit (Cigalike)
If you’re still on the smokes and want to try vaping, see how you like it, the easiest place to begin is with a JUUL.
The device mimics smoking, is very small and portable, and JUUL makes a range of decent flavours.
I actually own a JUUL, and I use it pretty regularly.
Like when I’m on long drives or on nights out when I don’t want to be carrying around a massive mod and tank.
JUUL is the ideal option for the absolute beginner, as it is so simple to use and the JUUL ecosystem makes everything super simple – even buying pods.
The JUUL also hits better than 99.9% of AIO devices and cigalikes; it just feels more robust on the inhale. And the throat hit is spot on.