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What's The Best Selling Vape Mods?

We look back at the best vape mods 2019 and 2020 and check out some new ones for 2021. We’ve seen some new arrivals making hay, as well as some much-loved classics continuing to sell out.

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In this blog, we take a trip through the best vape mods of the year gone by and introduce you to some new ones on the scene. You might be on the lookout for your next kit, or maybe you just want to make sure you’ve got all the ones on the list for your kit collection!

Best Vape Mod for the Money

When you are buying a new mod you want one that is not only cloudy and flavoursome, but you also want the best vape mod for the money.

Here is a selection of vape mods that are great devices and even better value. 

Best Vape Mod for the money Deco

The Deco from Aspire is a vape mod that feels solid and doesn’t have rattling battery doors or buttons. This gives it a real quality finish and is a big win for a value vape mod. It feels really comfortable in the hand too with curved edges and an ergonomic grip.

This one of the best vape mods reaches up to 100W or 80W, depending on whether you have the 27100 or 18650 battery installed. 

While this mod doesn’t have as many settings as others, it does have the ability to change different modes, including VV, VW, Bypass and CPS. This is all done using the clear screen and buttons. 

It is a great bit of kit that is going to give you a satisfying sub ohm vape and it looks great for the price too. 

Things we like:

  • Up to 80/100 watts of power
  • External battery 
  • Various modes 

Rigel - SMOK

SMOK Rigel

SMOK are well known for creating accessible priced mods and the Rigel is no different. This is a high powered mod with temperature control and variable wattage (up to an impressive 230W).

It is a lightweight mod but don’t let that fool you into thinking it is fragile and plasticy. It is constructed of carbon fibre and rubber paneling, making it pretty hard wearing. After all, one of the things that makes a mod the best value is the longevity of the device. 

Things we like:

  • Lightweight
  • Temperature control
  • Up to 230W

Best Vape Mini Mod

Best vape mod for the money drag max

The Drag Max packs a fair amount of features into something pretty small as it comes in at just 122mm tall and 50.25mm wide. These features include SMART mode, RBA mode, fast charging and the much loved GENE.FAN 2.0 chipset. The intelligent functions on this mod give it the best vape mod for the money status. 

The Drag Max is also powered by dual 18650 batteries. Having external batteries in your mod helps it to last longer as if the batteries fail you can easily replace them.

Things we like:

  • Dual 18650 batteries
  • GENE.FAN 2.0 chipset
  • Compact 

Best Vape Mod For Cloud

Best Vape for the money RX Gen 3

The Wismec RX Gen3 is a dual 18650 mod with adjustable wattage up to 230W. It has the ability to alter temperature, power and various modes - giving you plenty of options to customise your vape experience. 

It has a quality feel to it and weighs as much as a smartphone. It is easily one of the best vape mods for cloud.

Things we like:

  • Adjustable wattage up to 230W
  • Dual external batteries
  • Customisable 

 

Vaporesso Gen 220W

The Vaporesso Gen 220W is one of our faves here at Vape and Juice. It's an absolute cloud king, looks great, feels comfortable in the hand and can fire up to 220 watts.

The kits also got various settings and controls, such as temperature control mode and a whole host of Vaporesso's safety features. 

The Gen 220W is fueled by dual 18650 batteries and has a display screen where you can see all the info you need. Comes in different colours to suit too.

Things we like:

  • External battery
  • Adjustable wattage up to 230
  • Safety features

Vapresso Swag 2 Kit

The Vapresso Swag 2 Kit is perfect for intermediate vapers who want a device that is a little less bulky. The Swag 2 will give you great flavour as well as huge cloud. It has adjustable power to allow you to conserve battery life or to fire up your vape hit.

You'd be best to fill up this tank with high VG juice, such as Grinny Heaths or The Kraken

Things we like:

  • Compact
  • Great for cloud
  • Adjustable power

Most durable vape mod

Wismec Active Best Vape Mod for Cloud

The Wismec Active Kit isn’t a cheap kit, but it is good value when it comes to features and longevity of the mod. 

The Wismec Active is built for people who work outdoors or love an adventure (or are prone to dropping their vape!) It has a solid and rugged exterior with a silicone protector so it can afford to take the odd knock. 

You can adjust your settings on this mod, including the temperature, wattage and modes. Oh - and you can listen to music as it doubles up as a bluetooth speaker! 

The battery is internal on this one, so the only issue could be that if the battery gives up completely then there is no replacing it. 

Things we like:

  • Great for outdoor workers/adventurers
  • Adjustable wattage
  • Rugged and durable!

Best vape mod under £50

Best vape mod under 50 Argus GT

The Argus GT vape by VooPoo is one of the best vape mods under £50 that actually has a tank included, making it very well priced. 

If the tank isn't right for you direct to lung vapers then you can switch it out for a different one easy enough.

The Gene.TT chipset has VT settings, SMART mode and options to customise your vape. The dual 18650 batteries power up to 160W, which can be adjusted on the screen.

This mod feels great in the hand, is a quality build and doesn’t feel cheap in the slightest. Certainly one for you if you’re looking for a full mod kit on a budget but want something solid that delivers on cloud and flavour.  We really rate VooPoo. You can check out our VooPoo review here 

Things we like:

  • Comes with a tank
  • Versatile 
  • External batteries
  • Various modes to customise your vape
Brix Best vape kit under 50

This temperature controlled 50 watt mini mod is ideal for newbie vapers who are using cloud friendly ejuice. The best vape mod for under £50 is perfect if you want an easy device to use but still want to use zero or low nicotine high VG juices. 

It has a built in 1500mAh battery, which may or may not last the day, depending on factors such as your power and how much you vape. Top this tank up with high VG eliquid and enjoy a cost effective, starter sub ohm kit. 

Things we like:

  • Great for newbie vapers 
  • Ideal for sub ohm vaping
  • Lightweight and easy to use 

Best vape mod for MTL

Priv N19 - SMOK

Best vape mod under 50 SMOK Priv Green

The Priv N19 by SMOK is a great starter mod. It gives you the option for both MTL and DTL vaping. You can adjust the wattage from 5-30W and open or close the airflow to customise your vape experience. 

It is a great option and one of the best priced mods for someone looking to do both styles of vaping, with high nicotine as well as high VG juices. 

While it hasn’t got a huge battery like some of the other mods, coming in at 1200mAh, the wattage is low so you shouldn’t burn through it so quickly.

Things we like:

  • Options for both vaping styles
  • Customise your vape experience
  • 1500mAh battery

Best Vape Mod for Temp Control

Forz Tx80 best vape mod under 50

Easily one of the best vape mods for temp control. Not only does it give you ultimate control, it also has a rugged waterproof, shockproof and dustproof exterior. 

It is built to last and  has features to give you a balanced flavour and vape, such as the F(t) mode and GTR coils.

The F(t) mode has a larger temperature range, heating control and time monitor. This allows you to really home in on that sweet spot for your e liquid. 

The fully adjustable mod can deliver up to 80W thanks to the single 18650 battery power. Vaporesso is another developer of quality mods and kits, we think you’ll like them. Not sure? Check out our Vaporesso review

Things we like:

  • Temperature control 
  • Balanced flavour
  • 80W
Grus Mod

Grus Mod comes in as one of the best vape mods for temp control as it has tons of control features, looks smart and is from a quality band. 

This box mod is powered by either an 18650, 20700 or 21700 battery and can fire up to 100W. The wattage isn't the only adjustment you can make though, you can also alter the temperature in the extensive TC suite. This TC suite will be ideal if you are pairing up with an RDA and building your own coils. 

The Grus Mod build is solid with no annoying rattles and a clear vibrant screen that has a fast scroll function. Pair the mod with basically any atomiser as it allows for up to 30mm. This really keeps your options open for an RDA or a sub ohm tank. 

This is the mod if you want something that stands the test of time and gives you lots of options to grow with it, particularly if you are thinking about building your own coils in the future. 

Things we like:

  • Great TC suite 
  • Battery power options
  • Up to 30mm atomizer 

Best Vape Mod for Battery

AJax Mod Best Vape Mod for Battery

The best vape mod for battery life has to be the MVP5 Ajax Kit by Innokin. With a 5200mAh internal battery, onboard torch, power bank and compass, this is more than just a vape device. It's a survival kit! 

The 5200mAh battery device is ideal for someone who enjoys adventure and often spends days away from charge points camping, hiking or exploring. 

It's a great bit of kit with an impressive built in battery. 

Things we like:

  • 5200mAh battery 
  • Great for the outdoors
  • Features a power bank and survival tools 

Best Vape Mod for Discreet Vaping

Discrete vape mod vinci X by Voopoo

It isn't always the time or the place for blowing out huge clouds and practicing tricks. If you are looking for the best vape mod for discrete vaping then you might be interested in Vinci X by Voopoo.

The Vinci X by Voopoo is a diverse pod mod that allows you to use either high VG or high PG juices. Depending on the coil installed you can MTL or DTL vape, creating clouds or keeping things more discrete. 

You might decide to have something like this as a second device, or maybe you will find it versatile enough to meet all your vaping styles and needs. 

Things we like:

  • External 18650 battery
  • Pocket sized 
  • Fires up to 70W
  • GENE chip

Best Vape Mod for Traveling

SMOK Nord 4 for travelling

If you do lots of traveling in either your personal life or work life, then you will want the best vape mod for travelling. This is going to be something portable, with a decent battery and leak proof. 

Our vote here goes to the SMOK Nord 4, a versatile and compact device capable of firing up to 80W. It has a built in 2000mAh battery which can be quickly charged using the type C fast charger. 

Things we like:

  • Adjustable wattage
  • All types of eliquid
  • 2000mAh battery
  • Pocket sized  

Best Vape Mod Overall

Aegis Max Mod Geekvape Best Vape Mod Under 50

The Aegis Max Mod is another one in the Aegis range from Geekvape. These mods are known and loved for their durability, value and user friendly experience. This particular one in the range is shockproof, dustproof and waterproof making it built to go the distance.

The Aegis Max can fire up to 100W and is powered by either a single 18650 or 21700 battery. You can choose different modes including Temp control mode, Ti, SSm TCR, bypass mode and power curve mode to enhance and customise your vape. As an added bonus, the buttons are satisfyingly clicky as you make your adjustments.

The great thing about the Aegis Max Mod by Geekvape is that there is lots of room to develop with it as a vaper. You might buy it as your first mod and use 40% of the features, then as you learn more about what you like, or if you want to start building, then you have that option to use 100% of the features. 

For this reason, the Aegis Max Mod takes the crown for the best vape mod overall.

Things we like: 

  • External battery options
  • Temperature control 
  • Customiseable 
  • Up to 100W
  • Lots of room to grow with the mod

Geekvape Aegis Squonk

Next up on the list of best vape mods overall for the advanced vaper is the Geekvape Aegis Squonk. 

The Geekvape Aegis Squonk mod is ideal for advanced vapers who want a seriously hardy vape. Not only is it water-resistant, but it is also dust resistant too! You'll be wanting to fill this baby up with high VG e-liquid, not high PG. Then you can enjoy how the squonk mod offers the convenience of a tank, with the output of the mechanical dripper top. 

This device isn't just a cloud beast, but it also looks pretty smart with a leather ergonomic grip.

Things we like:

  • Ergonomic grip 
  • Dust and water resistant
  • Great for experienced vapers

best vape mod overall Kroma R ZLide

Kroma R Zlide by Innokin is one of our best selling mods, particularly for newbie vapers looking to try both MTL and DTL vaping. 

We can see why. It is easy to fill from the top, fully adjustable and has all day and all night battery life with an external 18650 battery.

Kroma R Zlide has an 80-watt capability. It has variable wattage and various control features, including soft, normal and boost mode as well as bypass and curve mode. 

Things we like:

  • Versatile
  • 80 watts of adjustable power
  • External battery 

Final thoughts

There are just a few of the best vape mods. Who knows what else could make the list by the end of the year.

Tell us what your favorite mod is when you chat to us on Facebook. If you have a fave that we don’t currently stock or that didn’t make the list, message us and let us know why you think it should be on our shelves and this list. 

NEXT: Voopoo Drag Kits Review

David Mason | Founder Vape and Juice

Founder of 'Vape and Juice' - I began vaping in 2009 and have blogged here since 2013. When I'm not providing average vape advice I can be found on Vape and Juice TV or running the No.1 Vape News Podcast - Cotton and Kanthal. Fan of cats and 6mg Heisenberg.

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