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The Research Results To Find The Best Vape Brand

With such an innovative industry there are many many brands of vaping products to choose from. Although that is great for the market as it keeps pressure on the brands to keep innovating and improving their products, it can be a little overwhelming for new customers entering the market.

There is, however, a small list of well-known brands that lead as far as quality and reliability are concerned, competing hard to become the best vape brand, releasing some great products that the vaping community love and trust. We are not looking at the best individual vape product, you can read more about that in our list of the best electronic cigarettes, instead, we are going to look at these best vape brands as a whole, telling you a little about them and their history, so keep reading!

Some of the vape brands we tested

What Makes a Vape Brand Great?

We are judging the best vape brand with a number of characteristics, and what better way to measure the quality of a brand than to use the traditional eight dimensions of quality defined by David A. Garvin, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School that many industry leaders use as the quality measure.

Measurable qualities of a vape brand

To put it simply, we will look at each of the top vape brands and assess the following:

Measurable Criteria of a Vape Brand
  • Performance – We are measuring the performance of the vape product’s primary operating characteristics. Because this can be hard to measure, as some characteristics are not required by all vaping customers, we will be looking at this from the eyes of an expert vaper and not a new customer.
  • Features – The vape features are additional functions that the vape brands include withing their vape products. These are the extra features such as vape modes, customization and other “bells and whistles” features.
  • Reliability – It’s great to have a vape product that has all the features one could wish for, but if it doesn’t last it’s no good. We will be looking at the reliability of the vape brands products, including their older vapes and e-cigarettes.
  • Conformance – Early, when e-cigarettes were first produced to the market, there were many brands that claimed their vape product had unique characteristics and met certain quality standards. Unfortunately, there were no real established standards to compare too. Fast forward 10 years and we are now in a better position to judge. We will look at how each vape brands products conform to what they state and the standards that have been established in the vape community.
  • Durability – The durability of a vape product will also be measured from the eyes of an experienced vaper. This means we will look at how often the vape device is likely to last, and how much use the user is likely going to be able to get out of the vape.
  • Serviceability – With vaping products, it’s unlikely that you will get your e-cigarette, vape mod or any vape device to the serviced. However, for this criteria we will be looking at the vape brands service department, how likely they are to fix any problems the customers have as well as if their vape products have firmware upgrades available.
  • Aesthetics or Style – We all know we want all the great features of a vape product, but there is a lot of truth to the old saying that we shop with our eyes first. Although aesthetics are a personal attribute, we will be rating the vape brand on what we believe to be aesthetically pleasing attributes.
  • Perceived Quality – This particular attribute is difficult to measure for a vape brand. We will, however, look at the long reputation of the brand, this can only come from experience and research on forums to see how each vape brand dealt with any quality issues and how their reputation suffered.

This brings us onto our list of the best vape brands of 2020, although we are new into the year, we will be updating the list to keep it current and relevant.

5. Wismec

Number 5 – Wismec

Wismec Vape Brand

Wismec may not be a vape brand that many new vapers know about, but most experienced vapers are aware of them and hold them in high regard. They made their name by releasing the popular Reuleaux series of vape mods, which is still available today and in the 3rd generation.

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4. Wotofo

Number 4 – Wotofo

Wotofo Vape Brand

Wotofo was founded in 2012 and have been releasing a number of RDAs, RTAs, Mods, and Vape Kits over the last few years and fast becoming one of the top vape brands. They claim their FREAKSHOW RDA which launced in 2014 shot the company up in the vaping community, but it’s with their collaboration with vaping experts such as Mike Vapes that really made this brand shine. The Recurve was well received and lately their Profile RDA and RTAs are the best tanks on the market.

Although their vape tanks would push their brand to the number 1 spot, their lack of vape mod releases is a little disapointing, nevertheless, their brand is well known and liked in the vaping community.

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3. VooPoo Tech

Number 3 – VooPoo

Voopoo Vape Brand

Voopoo were founded in 2014 and have, and continue to release some of the most exciting vape products in the industry. A lot of their success has come from their collaboration with the GENE chip company, releasing a chip set in 2017 that is arguably one of the best vape chips on the market.

In the same year they released the DRAG vape mod that had a 0.025s fire speed, which certainly for the vaping commuinity talking. Today they continue their collaboration with GENE, and releasing some great vape products, including newer versions of the DRAG.

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2. Vaporesso

Number 2 – Vaporesso

Vaporesso Vape Brand

Vaporesso was founded in 2015 which might make you think they are relatively new in comparison to the other vape brands featured here, but you would be wrong! They were actually founded by their parant company SMOORE which began back in 2006!

Vaporesso have recently been making waves in the industry with thier patented OMNI Board MINI chipset which has incredible performance credentials such as a 0.001 fire time. Releasing a number of vape products like the Target, Solo and Swag series, along with thier recent Target PM80, show that Vaporesso are one of the best brands available on the market.

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Number 1 – SMOK

SMOK The best Vape Brand

Smok is owned by IVPS Technology CO. Limited which was founded back in 2010. With such a huge diversity of products, SMOK is everywhere in the vaping community and widely regarded as the top brand in vaping.

Their research and development team have had great success in the past, being one of the first to release the variable wattage vape devices, along with the vape mod design. Their innovation carries on to this day, covering a vast amount of different vape mods and tanks to suit all types of vapers. Although many experienced vapers criticize the company for selling over priced goods, it’s hard not to be happy with the performance of their vape products.

On September 18, 2019, SMOK (IPVS) signed a contract to collaborate with Wotofo on future products. Giving the great success of Wotofo tanks, we are sure to see some awesome vape mod kits coming out very soon, and we for one cannot wait!

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Other Vape Brands Considered

To evaluate this list of the top 5 brands, we looked at over 25 different vape brands. These vape brands are the most known in the industry and have been in the market the longest. The below list shows the list of brands we looked at. If you believe a brand is missing, please get in contact, but we do have selection criteria:

  1. The vape brand must be older than 5 years.
  2. The vape brand must have released at least 5 vape products (not including e-liquids).
  3. The vape brand must be available in most common vape shops.
The Complete List of Vape Brands Considered
  • SMOK
  • Vaporesso
  • VooPoo Tech
  • Wotofo
  • Wismec
  • SXmini
  • GeekVape
  • Evolvapor
  • Aspire
  • Eleaf
  • Sigelei
  • Kanger
  • Joyetech
  • AsMODus
  • Augvape
  • Digiflavor
  • Efest
  • COV
  • Think Vape
  • Lost Vape
  • IJoy
  • Vapefly
  • Uwell
  • Vandy Vape
  • Innokin
  • OBS
  • Stealthvape
  • Freemax
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