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Vape devices have gone from small cig-a-likes to vape pens on to box mods and now they seem to be getting smaller again.

Smaller doesn't always mean less powerful in the case of the vape pod system. In fact, while some of the devices are super discrete and stealth, others offer sub ohm vaping options and deliver some serious cloud. 

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The Best Pod Vape Kits Reviewed 2021

In this blog, we are going to share some great pod vape systems and tell you what we like about them to help you decide which one is the best pod for you.

We will then share some pros and cons of this type of kit so you can really do your homework before you spend your money.

What is a Pod Vape?

A pod vape kit is generally a small vape with a pod or capsule as it's tank on top. Some function with disposable capsules, while others allow them to be refilled. A good example for disposable capsules, are the Juul Pods, while a Juul alternative with refillable pods, would be something like the Caliburn G Pod Kit. The capsule tanks, or 'pods' can be refilled with the heating coil taken out and replaced. 

Which is better Pod or Vape?

Well, in truth a pod vape is a vape, but if we are talking about a pod kit compared to a conventional vape with a tank. Here are the key differences you will find with a pod kit:

  • Generally Smaller
  • Pods tend to be more resistant to dropping
  • Lower powered
  • Simpler to use

Now, these are generalisations and there are a host of pod-come-kits that bridge the divide, but in short, the best pod vapes can do pretty much anything, but tend to have a shorter battery life and aren't so good with the thicker liquids.

What are Pod Vapes best for?

The job of these 'best pod vapes' below, is to help you quit smoking. This is why they tend to be lower powered, as low wattage requires less battery life to run for the day, and the liquids need less power to vaporise.

Shall we check out the best pod vapes right now?

Top 5 Pod Vape Kits For 2021

Lets get cracking, with our review on the best pod vapes for 2021. Covering anything from the next big pod, to the total cheap pod kit to save you money.

The Athena Vape Pod Kit 

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The Athena is a Vape and Juice exclusive pod kit. It is a slim, light and portable all in one e-cig. It has a   400mAh battery, which you can charge via the USB port.

We love how easy this is to use. There are no buttons, just take a draw on the mouthpiece to fire it up. Fill up the pod with 1.8ml of e-liquid and insert it into the kit. These pods can be reused and refilled several times.  

Features:

  • Size: 1110 x 15.5 x 9mm
  • Pod Capacity: 1.8ml
  • Battery capacity: 400mAH
  • Coil Resistance: 1.6ohm / 0.5ohm
  • What’s included:
  • 1x Athena battery
  • 1x Micro USB Cable
  • 2x Refillable pods

Best for:

  • CBD and high PG eliquids
  • New vapers looking for something simple 
  • Stealth vaping

Voopoo Drag Nano 

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This is a great starter vape pod kit or second device. With the pod using 1.8ohm resistance, it is the perfect device to use with nic salts as well as other high PG liquids.

The pod has a 750 mAh battery which can be fully charged in around an hour after enjoying 350 flavorsome draws. It will give you a heads up when the battery needs charging via a smart LED light system. 

Features:

  • Battery Size: 54.5mm x 35m x 11mm
  • Battery Capacity: 750mAh
  • Output Voltage: 3.2-4.2V
  • Resistance Range: 1.5-3.0ohm
  • Pod Size: 36.3 x 15 x 7.0mm
  • Pod Capacity: 1.0ml
  • Coil Resistance: 1.8ohm (Optimised for Nic-salts)
  • GENE Chip Inside Born for Flavour
  • Smart Indicator Light
  • Multiple Colours for Selection

Best for:

  • Nic salts and high PG vape juice
  • New vapers looking for a mouth to lung draw
  • Stealth vaping

Smok Nord 2 Pod Kit

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This small kit features an 1500mAh battery, which is pretty large for a pod. This is ideal if you are away from your charger for long periods of time and cant charge during the day. You will be indicated of the battery level on the display, so no need to worry that you’ll get caught short. 

It is sleek and stylish, making it comfortable in the hand and small enough for your pocket. The Nord is compatible with various coil types making it okay for mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping.

The Smok Nord 2 kit comes in a number of different colours, so you will be sure to find a style to suit yours. 

Features:

  • 1500mAh battery 
  • Choice of DTL and MTL
  • Pocket sized (95x30.5x20mm)
  • Adjustable watts
  • Coil options which allow for high VG and high PG 
  • Various colours 
  • Display for watts and battery
  • Refillable pod 
  • Side fill port

Best for:

  • MTL and DTL vapers
  • Those looking for a larger battery life
  • Those who want to control their vape experience

 Check out our Smok Nord 2 Pod Kit Review >>

Smok RPM 40 Vape Kit

smok rpm40

This is one of the more advanced pod kits. It uses sub-ohm coils which mean bigger clouds. Not only that, you can use high VG E-liquids and enjoy a huge range of flavors. 

The battery is 1500mAh. Perfect for you if you are out and about all day without access to a charger. The 2ml pods are refillable too, so you aren’t tied to using certain e-liquids. 

Features:

Best for:

  • High VG eliquids
  • Those looking for larger battery
  • Vapers looking to control their vaping experience

Want more watts? check out SMOK RPM80

Fetch Pro Kit

Fetch pro pod kit best pod 2020

The Smok Fetch Pro is another advanced pod kit. With this kit not only can you use high VG eliquids, you also have the bonus on an external battery.

External batteries means that you will be able to have a few on your person and be sure never to run out of charge. 

Other features include adjustable airflow and watts, various coil options and a LED screen displaying all the important info.

Features:

  • Battery life display
  • LED screen
  • External 18650 battery
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Resistance  0.1ohm – 2.5ohm
  • Wattage 5W -80W
  •  RGC conical mesh 0.17ohm kanthal coil
  • RPM pod is compatible with RPM80, RPM80 Pro and RPM40 coils
  • Type C charging

Best for:

  • High VG elqiuids
  • Vapers who want control over their vape
  • People who aren't able to charge throughout the day.

Check out our look at the SMOK Fetch Pro and the SMOK Fetch Mini

Pros and Cons of the Best Pod Vapes

There are some of the best pod kits on the market. But honestly, we could go on. Now we look into the pros and cons of pods, hopefully once you have read this you will have made up your mind as to which kit is for you. 

Pro - Some pods are ideal for stealth vaping

Sometimes puffing out big clouds is great, particularly if you are into cloud chasing and competitions. However, sometimes there are occasions when you’ll probably need a stealthier vape.

When you are at home watching the TV with family you might find that clouds filling the room isn’t ideal, or if you are in the street less cloud might be appreciated by those around you.

Here are some good stealth vaping pod kits

Con - Some are non refillable

This is a huge con for us as not only is it expensive to keep buying pods rather than bottles of ejuice, it is so wasteful.

Pro - Ideal for beginners 

One pro for the pod system is that they are great for people who are quitting smoking. Many of them are a great way to replicate smoking, with mouth to lung style.

Also, with the kits which have resistance above 1 ohm, you can use nicotine salts and enjoy a stronger dose of nicotine.

It is also the small upfront cost, ease of use and minimal maintenance that draws in the soon to be ex-smoker. 

Con - The batteries are smaller

In the majority of pods now the batteries are not tiny. However, they're not going to give the same power as a mod. Pod batteries range from 500 mAh right up to 2000mAh. In fact, the SMOK Fetch Pro actually has an external 18650 battery.

If you are looking for pods with long battery life, check these out:

Pro - Ideal for nic salts

Pod devices which use coils above 1 ohm are ideal for nic salts. If you have previously been a heavy smoker, or if you want to curb your nicotine craving quickly then you can get a satisfying vape.

This means that you probably wouldn’t need to vape as much, saving the battery life.  

Here are some good kits for salts:

CON - You can't always use high VG

When pods first came about, they were best suited to high PG eliquids, CBD and nic salts. However, this isn't the case now.

As long as you are using a coil with resistance below 1 ohm (ideally below 0.5ohm) then you will be able to use heavier VG. 

Make sure you know what is suited to your device to avoid leaks or poor performance. 

Here are some pod kits that use VG focus :

If you are using a kit best for high PG, then check out our MTL e-liquids.

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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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