Vape pod kits are the middle ground between basic vape pens and large box mod kits, thanks to the all-in-one design, they contain everything you need to get going in one compact device. Different pod kits have different features, like customisable airflow and screens. Deciding whether you want these features will depend on your budget and how comfortable you are with vaping as a whole. Pod kits are available in all different shapes and sizes, from small pen styles to larger more powerful options. This allows you to really customise your kit and make sure you enjoy vaping to keep you from smoking.
Yes, many pod kits feature a pod that you can refill with your favourite e-liquids. Most pod kits work best with liquids that have a 50VG/50PG ratio (propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine) as the coils are usually small and wick this liquid better unless stated on the product otherwise. Some pods have a coil built-in so you can fully discard the pod when the coil has worn out. These pods feature no-mess refilling and you don’t have to faff around with changing the coil, which is great if you’re not comfortable with vaping yet. Other pods are reusable and have replaceable coils that you buy separately. Once you’ve installed the coil you can fill up the pod with whichever e-liquid you like.
More recently, there are even disposable vapes where the whole device and pods are disposable, this type of pod kit is not refillable.
Vape pod kits are usually relatively low-powered devices that feature detachable pods that you can fill with your own e-liquid. Pod kits usually feature a small coil that works great with 50VG/50PG e-liquids. This could be nic salts or regular freebase nicotine e-liquid, as it’s thin enough to wick well on the cotton. As it wicks well, it will provide a smooth vaping experience and not cause a dry hit, so the coil will provide tasty vapour until it reaches the end of its lifespan. Using an e-liquid that’s too thick (70VG or higher) will provide a not-so-great vaping experience as the coil will not keep up with the re-wicking of the liquid and will produce a dry hit and burn the coil.
Furthermore, due to the low power output that most pod kits provide, high nicotine strengths are recommended. Nicotine salt e-liquids remain smooth on the throat even at high strengths. for these reasons, the majority of vapers use nic salts in a vape pod kit.
Vape pods are the most popular type of vape kit because they provide a very similar experience to smoking a cigarette when paired with a nic salt eliquid. Pod kits tend to be very small and light making them convenient to carry around, the majority of pod kits also come supplied with everything you need to get going in one package for a very reasonable price.
Pod kits come in all different sizes and designs, which include battery size and extra features (like a screen). Overall, pod kits are relatively low-cost and are great for people who are looking to quit smoking as the starting cost isn't relatively high, the average being around £20. Some kits can cost as little as £7.99 and they're still great quality. If you're looking for a kit that has more in-depth features like variable wattage and a screen, you will end up paying more as they're usually better quality. Some pod kits feature batteries that have a capacity as high as 1500mAh, so your device will last very long on one charge, however these kits may cost more than your standard 750mAh kit.