Are you looking for the best vape mod in the UK? Well you’ve come to the right place.
But before we continue, let’s start with the basics.
What is a vape mod?
Vape mods are the device which contain or utilise batteries, usually consisting of a circuit board, battery contacts and a threaded connector (often referred to as a 510) which your tank or atomiser screws onto. The vape mod is the component of your vaping setup which delivers the power to the vape coil, which in turn heats up the vape juice and creates…. VAPOURRR.
Vapour mods do come in all different shapes and sizes, from ergonomic to boxes and from mini to massive, there’s something available for everyone.
What is the difference between a vape mod and a battery?
A vape mod is the component in your vape arsenal which provides the power to the coil. However, in order to deliver the power the vape mod needs an energy source. Some mods have an inbuilt, non removable battery, if that’s the case then the manufacturer’s description will advise this and the size of the battery (usually shown as mAh).
Generally, vape mods use removable lithium-ion batteries. They may use a single battery cell, two cells or even three (less common). The majority of ecig box mods use high drain 18650 size batteries cells.
So What Are The Top 10 Vape Mods?
So without further ado, here’s what we think are the best vape mods available so far in 2019.
1. Artery Pal 2
The Artery Pal 2 (designed by Tony B – creator of the pulse series) is a tiny little thing, but packs a huge punch. Fans of the original Artery Pal mod may recognise some of its design elements, but to us this is as close to a Billet Box as you can get without spending weeks hitting F5 on a webpage you wouldn’t be able to checkout on anyway (and yes, we tried!). With two coil options (0.6 ohm mesh or 1.2 ohm round wire), fully adjustable airflow and a very ergonomically friendly fire button position, this device has to be in our top 10 vape mods list as our favourite pod / all in one vape device of the year so far.
- Internal 1000mah gives you actual all day battery life.
- Fully adjustable airflow that can go from very stiff mouth to lung, all the way to restricted lung hit.
- For a pod style system, excellent flavour.
- Small vape device that easily fits in your pocket.
Bottom Line: The Artery Pal 2 vape easily made it to our top 10 vape mods due to its size, style and the amazing vape it gives, we think its most suitable for someone who wants a quick nic fix, a stealth device or just a great pod system.
2. Aspire Puxos Kit
Aspire are known to only release quality vape products, and this is no exception. The Puxos kit features their latest and greatest sub-ohm tank – the Cleito Pro sub ohm tank. With a wide range of coils (including mesh), this tank provides excellent flavour with plenty of airflow.
The Puxos mod is fully featured with everything you would come to expect from a vapour mod device these days, including Temperature Control suite. Built from lightweight materials, this isn’t going to be something that weighs your trousers down. Even better, it accepts pretty much every battery you would want – 18650, 20700 and 21700!
- Large battery choice
- Sub-ohm tank with mesh coils available
- Lightweight materials
- Up to 100w from a single battery (in 21700 mode)
Bottom line: If you want to step up from something a little simpler, this is a great choice. The kit even comes bundled with a 21700 to get you started so the only thing you will need is some tasty e juice. This is perfect for someone who wants a powerful device without the added bulk and weight.
3. Augvape VX200
Releasing the follow up to the Augvape V200 (the mod that looked like the Honda engine), Augvape bring you the VX200. With a full range of vape modes (variable wattage, variable voltage, temperature control and bypass mode), this device offers 200w of raw power without the large price tag.
Made from ABS plastic, this device is nice and lightweight for when you are out and about.
With fully customisable colour combinations on its 1.3 inch colour screen, you can match your mod to whatever atomiser you are using for extra style points.
- Nice colour screen
- Lightweight ABS plastic
- Very affordable price for what you get
- Fully featured device with everything you’d expect
Bottom line: This is a great device for those vaping on a budget (or just want to splash out on a new mod without spending their entire months rent). Augvape products have always been known to perform well, and all of the youtube reviewers have been praising this device like there is no tomorrow.
4. GeekVape Aegis Mini
Following on from the popular Aegis and the Aegis Legend, Geekvape have now introduced an Aegis device with an internal battery. These mods are super durable – water resistant, dust resistant, drop proof. We have even tested this with our own devices! Leaving a mod in a sink full of water for 15 mins should result in a dead device, but these held up (and are still being used to this day). If you want something durable and rugged, this is what you need!
- Internal Battery
- Water resistant
- Dust Resistant
- You’ll have to try hard to break this device
Bottom Line: This is a solid device for people who give their devices a hard time. If you often find yourself out in nature, working a construction site (or an office and are a big clumsy), this is the perfect choice.
5. Dovpo Topside Dual
With the Dovpo Topside Dual, we actually feel like Dovpo have changed the squonking game for the better. With plenty of power (and battery life to go with it), plus a 10ml TOP FILL BOTTLE! The biggest issue with squonking is refilling the bottle, but Dovpo have solved that in the easiest way possible – a top fill port that is essentially what you would find on a sub ohm tank. We have absolutely zero reasons why this shouldn’t be everyone’s favourite squonker. Maybe you would prefer a smaller profile device? Thankfully they also have the original Topside – a single battery version with all the same features just a little less power.
- Top fill squonk bottle refill.
- 200w of power available from dual 18650 batteries.
- A wide range of colours to match any RDA you want to use.
- Did we mention top fill?
Bottom Line: When you go through as much juice as some of our staff do, top fill is the only way to go. No mess, no fuss, just unscrew, refill and you are ready to go. This is an absolute must for anyone who loves the squonking way of life.
6. Innokin Proton Plex
While they may be a little slow releasing some products, Innokin always come out swinging and their offering in the 200w box mod game is strong! The Innokin Proton mod takes 2 x 18650 batteries and is absolutely gorgeous! With one of the most beautiful screens we have seen on a vape mod in a long time, this also has one of the best menu systems too by using its 4 directional joystick.
This kit is something our team loves (and several use daily), so it’s definitely worth a look if you are after a new setup.
- Beautiful display
- Best menu system we’ve found in a long time
- Excellent coils
- Innokin quality control is amazing.
Bottom line: Want something that’s just going to work and give you all the little extra touches you’ve come to expect from one of the biggest known brands in the industry? Look no further! The mod and sub-ohm tank are a perfect pairing for each other.
7. Justfog C601
This is the device that made some of our staff fall in love with pods all over again so it absolutely had to feature on our top 10 vape mods list. Simple, great flavour and pods that are (with a little bit of effort) completely re-wickable. Justfog released their initial pod offering (the Minifit) and followed up with this slightly larger ecig pod mod that improved on pretty much everything while featuring the same great pod design. If you are thinking about trying a pod system, this is our choice
- Great value (only approx £20)
- Excellent flavour for a pod device
- Handy clip so you can clip it to your belt / pocket
- Open style system so you can use your own juice
8. OBS Cube Kit
In reality, this is a great pairing. Coming bundled with the OBS cube tank (and the option of mesh coils), this kit fires the second you tell it to (ten milliseconds between hitting the button and it firing!).
The mod itself is small for what it houses – an internal 3000mah battery that won’t leave you short when you need to have yourself a vape break. Outputting up to a maximum of 80w, this is perfect for those who want a no fuss vaping experience.
- Huge 3000mah battery
- Mesh coils
- Fires in 0.01 seconds from pressing the fire button!
- Small device for its battery capacity
Bottom line: if you want a battery that will last you all day, a ecig mod that can be charged while you are sitting at your PC and a tank with mesh coils all in the same package – this is a great choice. With its sleek looks, this isn’t a garish device that will draw any more attention than you want it to.
9. Wismec Sinuous v200
Wismec have always been a popular brand, releasing several great devices in the past (along with one or two not so great ones). Thankfully, this is an excellent device.
Like most mods, you have all the temperature control options for several of the standard types of wire. What this device does have that little bit special is a semi-transparent battery door! Available in a wide range of colours, this is a device that stands out a little bit from the norm (I don’t think I can name another device that is currently available in white and pink!) but performs exactly how you would want a box mod to!
- Centre mounted 510
- “Interesting” colour combinations
- Semi transparent battery door is a cool touch
- Great price – sub-£40!
Bottom line: just like the Augvape VX200, this is another great device that we would classify as budget but is way better than the price tag suggests.
10. Timesvape Dreamer
Mechanical unregulated mods are timeless. There is no better feeling than getting the perfect build in your RDA, your favourite vape juice and a freshly charged battery. The only other thing you need is a mech mod, and we think this is an excellent choice and the only mech to feature in our top 10 vape mods article. With the option of using 18650, 20700 or even 21700 batteries, this device doesn’t limit you at all! With a super comfy grip, the Timesvape Dreamer mechanical mod will fit a 25mm RDA on absolutely flush, but you can use any size you prefer.
- Huge range of battery options
- Great switch
- Excellent build quality
Bottom line: this has been the mechanical mod of choice for our staff since they first hit the UK shores late last year. Beautiful finishes, nothing to go wrong (as there are no chips or boards), this is a great mechanical vape device. This is one for the advanced vaper who knows how to build safely within their battery limits.
No matter what you are looking for, we would like to think we have you covered in our top 10 vape mods list! If you’re looking for a small pod system, an internal battery ecig mod or something to put out more than enough power to help you create your own weather system these are our favourite 10 devices from the past 12 months.
Mods are supposed to last a while, so make sure you pick one thats going to be suitable for you going forward.
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This article was originally published in January 2018 and has been updated to reflect the current products on the market.