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The Best Vape Starter Kit By Type:
Last Updated: November 9th, 2018.
We are going to learn which are the best e-cigarette starter kits. We will teach you about the different types to suit different vapers and, of course, the top models and brands.
If you want to get a better idea of which type would suit you then quickly jump to the Which Type Of E-Cig Will Suit You Section.
Put simply though, typically a Cigalike e-cig is used as an alternative to smoking, Vape Pods have a little more power and flavor choice, Vape Pens are a step up and used to help quit smoking, whilst box mods are for vapers wanting more depth of flavor and a stronger hit.
So, here are the top e-cig starter kits by type:
The Top 3 In Each Category
Just looking at the top, doesn't give you many choices.
There are of course many others on the market, so feel free to check out all the reviews by type, you should see the link below each of the rankings.
So, here are the top 3 kits from each type:
(Note: We take a lot of time completing our reviews. Work includes testing for at least a week (usually longer), followed up with customer research. We then meet to discuss the change in the rankings. These rankings do change from time to time. Depending on our reader's feedback, customer support issues and new releases).
The E-Cig Starter Kit
Cigalikes, sometime known as minis are electronic cigarettes that resemble the look of a traditional cigarette and best for complete beginners.
They come in both disposable and rechargeable kits, with everything you need to start vaping, choice of flavors and options are relatively limited with this type. The below list happen to be all rechargeable Cigalikes, due to slightly better performance.
The Vape Pod
Vape Pods are electronic cigarettes that have become all the rage in the last few years. Thanks to their simplicity and great performance, taking over the Cigalike type market.
Pod vapes do come in a whole host of designs now but they all have a self contained pod which holds both e-liquid and a coil.
Once it's empty, you just replace the pod.
Most are non refillable, you just choose the flavor and strength when you choose your kit.
You can of course buy replacement pods. The refillable pod versions however, generally do not come with any e-liquid, so you would have to buy that separately.
The Vape Pen
Vape pens are the most common e cig used by beginner and intermediate vapers.
They have a small tank to add your own e-liquid along with a rechargeable battery.
All vape pens are sold as starter kits and consist of the main vape pen, recharge cable, and a spare coil or atomizer.
Again, as they are refillable, it is up to you to provide your own e-liquid.
Vape Pens can be used similarly to smoking with mouth to lung inhales. With this option, you should look at atomizers over 1-ohm.
Below 1-ohm atomizers are meant for direct lung inhales, which produce much higher amounts of vapor.
The Box Mod
Box mods are being used by vapers moving on from vape pens and want a little more vapor and power.
Often used with sub ohm coils to create thick clouds of vaper.
Box mods are often sold as starter kits which includes a tank and a couple of atomizer coils (you can also buy replacement coils).
These tanks are refillable, so you do need your own e-liquid.
You can pay a lot for mods with certain high-quality chipsets, but here, we list the best-regulated mods for the money.
Who Are E-Cigs For?
The e-cigarette has changed a lot over the past few years, so there is a lot to learn. You also need to be aware of the Cambridge University reported adverts for candy-flavored e-cigs could encourage children into vaping. That's the last thing we want. But with these one-sided stories, it's hard to find advice about vaping and which to try!
So, if you are a smoker or ex-smoker, how do you know which type of e-cig to choose from, and which is the best e-cig starter kit? You don’t want to waste your money on an expensive vape only to realize that it’s for a more experienced vaper. The best advice that we can give, start simple. Either a cheap Cigalike e-cig or a more expensive pod type vape or vape pen. The box mod type vapes and the Squonk mods are for the more experienced vapers who want more of a vape hit. Take a look at our quick explanation of each type:
* There are two types of vaping, mouth to lung (using an atomizer/coil above 1-ohm). This is where you suck the vaper in your mouth then into your lungs. The second is direct lung inhales (with atomizers below 1-ohm, known as sub-ohm vaping). This is where you take the vape directly to your lungs. All Cigalikes and pods mainly support mouth to lung vaping where vape pens and box mods offer both styles.
FAQs New Vapers Generally Ask
If you're completely new to vaping e-cigarettes then you may have a host of questions. You might not even know which questions to ask. We have summarized the most common questions new vapers ask along with the simple answer. Click on the question that's relevant and the answer should appear!
If you're looking for the vaping products or e-cigs to suit you, then you're in the right place!