The Top 5 Best Vape Starter Kits

Are you a complete beginner? Still a smoker or disposable vape lover? Does the world of vaping leave your head spinning? If you answered yes to any of those questions then you've found yourself in the right place. Vaping has become even more confusing to many people and is a huge put-off when it comes to switching from smoking to vaping. There's tons of misinformation being thrown around the internet when it comes to vaping, and tons of "top 10" blogs that are clear advertisements. If you're looking for a completely honest and unfiltered view on the best starter vape kits then you're in the right place. In this blog we'll go through 5 vape kits we've found have helped our customers off smoking and into full-time vaping. We'll go through the pros, cons, and features of each kit to help you make the best decision. This way you'll want to stick with vaping, saving you money (and your health) at the same time.

Any vape kit featured in this list is 100% beginner friendly and requires no previous knowledge of vaping to get started with. We've included comments about what our customers really liked about the kit, as well as things they would like to see improved. Don't worry if you read our blog and you're still confused you can always click on the product to learn more about it, or contact our helpful team for more info.

All starter kits featured in this blog work best with nic salt vape juice, or any traditional freebase vape juice that is mixed to a 50VG/50PG ratio. 50/50 juices are just the right thickness for a starter vape kit and will produce minimal vape clouds with a satisfying throat hit. Most of the time nic salt e-liquid is featured in 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg, whereas traditional freebase juice is found in 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg. Some brands we'd recommend to beginner vapers are Elfliq, Bar Juice, and TAOV Basics. All of their juices pair perfectly with any kit listed above.

The nicotine strength you choose will be completely dependent on the amount of cigarettes you smoke, or how many disposable vapes you go through per week. Here's a handy list to help you decide the nicotine strength you need.

  • 1-5 cigarettes a day - 3mg-5mg
  • 5-15 cigarettes a day - 5mg-12mg
  • 15+ cigarettes a day - 18mg-20mg

This is a rough guide and everyone will have a different preference. Remember, you can always adjust your nicotine strength up or down depending on if the cravings are persistent.

Battery SIze

If you're wondering how long a starter kit will last in regards to battery life, most starter vape kits have a maximum battery size of 1000mAh. This means the vape will last on average 2 days without charging. This factor obviously changes depending on how often you vape. The more you vape, the quicker the battery will go down.


On average a vape pod or coil will last around 1 week before needing to be changed. The main factors that affect the coil lifespan is the type of vape juice used as well as the amount of puffs taken on the vape. Any juice that is quite sweet or dessert based will end up gunking up the coils before a menthol or tobacco juice would. It's good to keep this in mind when picking your next vape juice.

Kit Lifespan

Most starter kits are just that, basic vape kits intended to help you enter the world of vaping and transition smoothly from tobacco. Because of this, starter kits usually have an overall lifespan of 6 months to 2 years when being continuously used. Depending on how often it's cleaned, charged (and dropped!) will have a big impact on the predicted lifespan of the vape kit. By the time you're ready to get a new kit there may just be a new exciting starter kit or intermediate kit to look at so don't consider the death of your vape as a bad thing.

If you're a smoker then you'll 100% save money when switching to vaping, especially choosing one of our handpicked starter kits from this list. If it's not just money you're thinking about then check out our "Smoking vs Vaping, The Facts" blog here to learn more of the brilliant benefits of switching to vaping.

There's a significant cost benefit when picking up a starter vape. Considering a packet of 20 cigarettes are now coming in at a whopping average of £15.50, there's more urgency now than ever to switch to vaping. You can get a whole vape kit with pods and juice for less than 20 cigarettes! The ongoing price the average vaper (people who smoked around 10 cigarettes a day) is around £25-30 per month. That's a huge saving whether you smoke pre-rolled cigarettes or rolling tobacco. You'll definitely save money vaping whether you realise it straight away or not.

Of course! Simply fill up your vape kit with a different flavour when the vape pod is empty and puff away. Most of the time you'll only get a few puffs of the old flavour and you'll simply be able to enjoy the new flavour after. There are some instances where it's not recommended to fill up your pod with a different flavour unless it's a fresh pod or coil.

The juice flavours that are okay to mix together are:

Fruit then Menthol

It's not surprising that fruit and menthol juices run well after each other in a vape pod or tank, they've been paired together ever since modern vaping became popular. Just remember that if the menthol juice came first you may still get a small menthol hit until you change the coil. Menthol tends to linger in the cotton of the pod

Fruit then Dessert

It's much better to put a dessert flavoured vape juice in your pod as the last juice, not the first. Dessert juices can be super overpowering compared to other types of juice and the flavour never usually leaves the cotton. This is okay if you're putting the dessert in after, however if you put it in first you'll always have the ice-cream cake lingering behind your blueberry sour raspberry!

Just remember that menthol juices and dessert juices can be quite over powering. They easily overpower fruity e-liquid as well as tobacco e-liquid so make sure if you're wanting to use a menthol or dessert juice that its in a new pod or last in line.

We hope our top 5 starter vapes helped you learn a bit about what to look out for when picking a new beginner vape, and that our simple yet effective pros & cons list helped solidify your decision. All of these brilliant kits have been used by our staff and our loyal customers and ranked in accordance to how well they helped people off cigarettes. Make sure to click on the linked product if you'd like to learn more about the specifics of it, or contact our helpful staff through live chat, email, or give us a phone call and we can help offer you the best advice to you. We've noticed that this year, more than ever, people have been successfully swapping to vaping which is something we heavily encourage.

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Top 5 Best Vape Starter Kits