What’s Best Type of Vape Juice For Pod Vapes?

By Drake Equation •  Updated: 01/13/20 •  4 min read

If you’re using a pod vape, you’ll want to use a specific type of vape juice because higher-VG juices simply won’t cut the mustard…


It happened quickly, over the space of a few years. But it has definitely happened: pod vapes are now the #1 most popular way to vape. Back in 2017, I’d never have expected this to happen. But times change and so do our vapes, and right now most people use pod systems.

So what is the best type of vape juice to use inside pod vapes? Simple: Nic Salts vape juice. Why? Again, simple: it’s designed specifically for use in pod systems. You get more flavor, more nicotine, and better overall performance for your pod vape.

Different Vapes Require Different Vape Juices

Pod Mods – the vast majority of them, anyway – are MTL (mouth to lung) devices, meaning they draw like a cigarette. For this reason, you cannot use high VG vape juice; it doesn’t have enough of a throat hit.

On pod mods, the vapor is lesser and more concentrated, just like a cigarette. For this reason, you’ll want Nic Salts juice or high PG juice (60/40 at least) in order to get any actual sensation from vaping your pod vape.

If you use High VG E Juice inside a pod mod it will feel like you’re vaping air – no flavor, no throat hit, no nothing!

MTL Vapes Need Nic Salts Vape Juice. Period!

When MTL vaping, you need to balance the throat-hit and the flavor. Ideally, you want a nice throat-hit, nothing too harsh, and plenty of flavor. Because Nic Salts vape juices are higher in PG (this is what makes the throat hit) you also get plenty of flavor.

You can also run Nic Salts vape juice much higher than normal, standard high VG juice. Pod vapes produce less vapor, so while I might use 3MG nicotine juice on my RDA when I’m using my pod vape, I always use 10-20MG of nicotine.

Why? Because the amount of vapor produced is so much smaller, so you need a juice that can pick up the slack. And this is where Nic Salts come into play. They have higher levels of nicotine but because they’re made from salts (not freebase) they’re not harsh.

Higher Levels of Nicotine + Smoother Taste + Lots of Flavor = Nic Salts Vape Juice

This is the #1 reason why we launched our Nic Salts line of vape juice. More and more people are switching to pods and, by proxy, Nic Salts. But here’s the thing: Nic Salts vape juice can be hit and miss. You need to make sure you’re getting US-made, quality stuff.

You Don’t Want…

But How Can You Ensure You Get Quality Stuff?

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When I set up our sister vape juice store (The VapeBeat Store), I made sure that ALL our juice was sourced from the highest possible US-suppliers, suppliers that made 100% diacetyl-free vape juice. Next, we wanted flavor. Big flavor. And then, and only then, did we launch.

With Nic Salts, the difference is like night and day. You should be able to taste all the flavor notes, all the delicate balances inside the juice. I’ve been disappointed by so many Nic Salts juices over the years; some were BIG NAME brands that just sucked with regards to flavor.

Others were smaller brands I hadn’t heard of, so I took a punt and, well, immediately knew that I’d made a mistake. This was one of the main reasons motivating me to set-up my own vape juice store – find flavors I like and use, and then share them with VapeBeat’s readers. Navigating a sea of hundreds of thousands of flavors is tricky, so, again, we decided to keep it nice and simple:

We do just five flavors – and they’re all supremely tasty!

  1. Top Brass
  2. Vanilla Cream
  3. Buena Vista
  4. RY4
  5. Wondermelon Berry Sour

Out of these nic salts vape juice flavors, Top Brass is my personal #1 favorite and is also our #1 best selling Nic Salts flavor. Second would be Vanilla Cream, and third, Wondermelon Berry Sour which is a great option if you like sharp, fruity vapes.

Have a look at our vape juice store for yourself, we do a range of flavors – from Nic Salts to CBD and standard High VG vape juice.

It’s the only stuff the VapeBeat team ever vape!

Drake Equation

Co-founder and Editor of VapeBeat. I make the words.
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