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Best Vape Starter Kit


What's the best vape starter kit for a new vaper? We know it can be hard to make that first choice. So when you can't get into an e-cig shop, this is our workaround instead. Click the answers to our 4 beginner vape questions. At the end, we suggest a range of the best vape starter kits and electronic cigarettes for beginners, that match your needs. Done in 60 seconds. Want to know more if you're new to vaping? Read our ultimate vape guide next. If you are looking for our e liquid collection, then our starter vape juice will be a good first stop.



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  • Aspire PockeX in red gradient

    Aspire Pockex

    Aspire Vape Pen and Kits

    £29.99 GBP
    17 reviews

    Aspire Pockex The Aspire Pockex Kit is a great starter sub-ohm kit in a convenient size. The Pockex kit with its sub-ohm capability allows for a wi...

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  • GeekVape Aegis Solo Kit

    Aegis Solo Kit - GeekVape


    £49.99 GBP
    3 reviews

    Aegis Solo Kit - GeekVape *FREE BATTERY AND 50ML LIQUID* GeekVape present to you their newly upgraded GeekVape Aegis Solo Kit! Now more ergonomic b...

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  • Snowwolf Afeng Kit

    Snowwolf Afeng Kit


    £29.99 GBP
    2 reviews

    Snowwolf Afeng Vape Kit Snowwolf Afeng Kit is Sigelei's newest entrant into the pod vape kit market. It is a crowded space, but Snowwolf mods alway...

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  • Innokin Adept Zlide kit

    Innokin Adept Zlide

    Innokin Kits

    £49.99 GBP

    Looking for a vape starter kit with a little extra?QUOTE_END The Adept Zlide Kit is a kit that will help those new vapers graduate onto something a...

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  • Aegis Boost Pod Kit

    Geekvape Aegis Boost Pod Kit


    £39.99 GBP
    2 reviews

    Aegis Boost  Kit  Geekvape present their own Aegis pod kit, known as the Boost Kit. Known for making more advanced vaporisers including mech mods, ...

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  • Innokin Kroma Zenith Kit colours
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    Innokin Kroma Zenith Kit

    Innokin Kits

    Original price £59.99 GBP
    Current price £49.99 GBP
    6 reviews

    Innokin Kroma Zenith Kit The Kroma A Zenith kit by innokin comes complete with the all new Zenith tank designed to perfection by Phil Busardo, this...

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    Innokin Kroma Zenith Kit

    Innokin Kits

    Original price £59.99 GBP
    Current price £49.99 GBP
    6 reviews

    Innokin Kroma Zenith Kit The Kroma A Zenith kit by innokin comes complete with the all new Zenith tank designed to perfection by Phil Busardo, this...

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  • Vaporesso XROS Mini twin pack
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    Xros Mini Pod Twin Kit


    Original price £31.98 GBP
    Current price £15.99 GBP

    This great value twin-pack includes two Vaporesso XROS Mini kits for one incredibly low price. With two popular colours, the pack includes 1x Purpl...

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  • Smok RPM 40 Kit

    Smok UK

    £44.99 GBP

    Smok RPM 40 Vape Kit Smok present the RPM 40 vaping pod ecig. What does RPM stand for? The Real Pod Mod - which represents one of the most advance...

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  • Aspire Rover 2 Vape Kit in gunmetal

    Aspire Rover 2 Vape Kit

    Aspire Vape Pen and Kits

    £49.99 GBP
    2 reviews

    Aspire Rover 2 Vape Kit If you loved the Aspire x30 Rover, then you will certainly like the upgrade. Aspire Rover 2 has enhanced features, includin...

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  • iStick Power 2 in black
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    iStick Power 2


    Original price £54.99 GBP
    Current price £49.99 GBP

    It’s a treat to use! | RiP Trippers | Youtube.QUOTE_END A great choice for vapers looking for something versatile with a huge internal battery Ele...

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  • Smok Nord X in 7 colour spray

    Nord X

    Smok UK

    £39.99 GBP
    3 reviews

    Nord X Vape Kit, why buy it? BLOCK_END The SMOK Nord X vape kit is an adjustable wattage, durable device. It is waterproof, shockproof and dustproo...

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  • Aegis Solo 2 vape kit

    Aegis Solo 2


    £56.99 GBP

    It's solid and I do like the build qualtiy | Matt from SMM |  Youtube.QUOTE_END A compact, durable and powerful external battery mod Aegis Solo 2...

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  • Vaporesso Gen Kit 220w
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    Vaporesso Gen Kit 220W

    Vaporesso Kits

    £57.99 GBP
    2 reviews

    Vaporesso Gen Kit 220W Pro performance is simple with the Vaporesso Gen kit, making high power devices accessible to all. This 220W device weighs j...

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  • Smok Stick V9 in black

    Smok Stick V9 Kit

    Smok UK

    £39.99 GBP

    Smok Stick V9 Kit  Smok produce both vape kits and tanks and when you put them together in the pen style you have a company that prefer to make the...

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  • Aegis Boost Plus in black

    Aegis Boost Plus


    £39.99 GBP

    Added benefit of this one is the 18650 battery | Vaping with Vic | Youtube.QUOTE_END The Aegis Boost Plus is ideal for intermediate to advanced vap...

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  • Innokin Kroma R Zlide in black
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    Innokin Kroma R Zlide Kit

    Innokin Kits

    £57.99 GBP
    8 reviews

    Innokin Kroma R Zlide Kit The Kroma R Zlide Kit is a sleek and pocket sized kit coming in at just 131mm tall. The OLED screen displays key info cle...

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  • Koko prime in black

    Koko Prime


    £26.99 GBP
    1 review

    It’s not even the size of my palm! | RiP Trippers | Youtube.QUOTE_END Perfect for mouth to lung vaping and those quitting the cigs Koko Prime Kit, ...

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  • Vaporesso GTX One Kit in black

    Vaporesso GTX One

    Vaporesso Kits

    from £29.99 GBP

    It's doing a good job across both styles of vaping | Vaping Bogan  | Youtube.QUOTE_END Vaporesso GTX One is a great choice for MTL vapers Vaporesso...

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  • Innokin Endura T18 E colours

    Innokin Endura T18-E Starter Kit

    Innokin Kits

    £39.99 GBP
    7 reviews

    Innokin Endura T18-E - Starter Kit Innokin are a global leader in ecig technology. With this Innokin T18-E vape starter kit, they have produced a h...

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  • uWell Caliburn G pod kit in black

    Uwell Caliburn G Pod Kit


    £24.99 GBP
    6 reviews

    Love how it’s got a bigger battery and a tighter draw | RiP Trippers  | Youtube.QUOTE_END The Caliburn G kit is an ideal MTL vapers choice Caliburn...

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    Best Vape Starter Kit Suggestions

    If you don't fancy reading, why not listen - here's our podcast episode on the best vape starter kits. Click 'Choose' for a short guide on how to choose your first vape kit.

    Best Vape Pen Starter Kit | Pockex

    The Aspire Pockex is one of those kits that always seems to make it into a top list. Here we have given it the title of best vape pen starter kit.

    This device has helped so many of our customers quit the cigs with palatable flavour and a cigarette-like draw. The coil options for this pen style device mean you can use liquids that are slightly thicker for clouds, or you can stick with your beginner juices for high nicotine and a nice throat hit. 

    What features does this best vape starter pen have?

    The Pockex is a top fill vape pen starter kit, and in our experience is quite robust, with minimal leak issues. You fire it up using the button, then it is 5 clicks on and 5 clicks off. 

    Flavour from the Pockex coils is credible, which is probably one of the reasons why people rate this gadget as amongst some of the best vape starter kits. 

    It has a built-in 1500mAh battery and a medium airflow, that cannot be adjusted. But other than that, it's a great all-rounder for the newbie vaper. Best Starter Kit Vape Pen award goes to the Pockex (Aspire)

    Pockex Aspire the best vape pen starter kit

    Best Vape Starter Pod Kit | Top 3 

    The NXT Breeze by Aspire is a small and mighty pod and one we have given the title of best vape starter pod kit. Shiny in appearance, small to hold, and from a brand with good standing. Let's talk about the NXT.

    Why is it the best starter pod vape?

    It is simple to use, but packs a decent punch when it comes to flavour. 

    It’s fast to ramp up, can stand up and has a little dust cap to keep out pocket fluff from the mouth piece. The NXT Breeze is powered by an internal 1000mAh battery, and while you can’t adjust resistance, the airflow is fully adjustable to give you some control.

    This, best vape starter pod kit is preferably paired with beginner liquids, which are thinner and tend to come in a higher range of nicotine levels, usually up to 18mg. For best results, opt for the 0.8 ohm mesh coil, which is a bit of both worlds.

    NXT Breeze Aspire


    Best Starter Vape Pod Kit - Runner Ups

    Uwell Caliburn G

    The Uwell Caliburn G is probably one of the best starter pod kits because of the simplicity, but also the flavour. Not only that, it also has a fantastic mouth to lung draw and is easy to fill. 

    The internal battery is 690 mAh and fast to charge from flat to full, thanks to the type C charging port.

    You can take your draw from either pushing the button or using the draw activation, both of which are fast to ramp up. 

    The ribbed finish makes it feel nice in the hand and gives it more of a comfortable grip. It is lightweight and gives fantastic flavour using your starter liquids.

    Caliburn G Best Vape Starter Kits


    SMOK RPM 40

    SMOK RPM 40 is a little more advanced, but is still what we would class as a great starter kit. The RPM 40 has adjustable power, up to 40 Watts, which allows you to customise your vape and get it how you like it. There is also a decent sized battery of 1500mAh.

    The variable wattage kit has options for lower resistance coils, allowing for you to sample the higher VG ratio liquids. This opens up more choice for you of flavours, not to mention more impressive clouds and a restricted lung draw, as well as your traditional MTL draw.  

    SMOK RPM 40

    VooPoo Vinci Air Pod 

    The VooPoo Vinci Air Pod is a solid choice for beginners. It is small, discrete and offers a satisfying mouth to lung vape. 

    With this one you don’t have to worry about different modes with this one, the only alterations you’ll think about is the wattage, which ranges from 5-30W.

    The coil options do allow you to choose either direct or mouth vaping styles, which also means you can find either high VG or PG juices with various rations. This will of course depend on the coil you have installed. 

    Overall, it is a lightweight device that has a simple set up. Offers a few options for vaping styles and adjustments to enhance your vape. We like it. 

    Vinci Air Pod

    Best Vape Starter Mod Kit | Innokin Kroma R Zlide

    Award for the best vape starter mod kit goes to the Innokin Kroma R Zlide - why? The Kroma R Zlide is a starter mod kit, made for those who know they’ll want more advanced features in the future. 

    What are the Kroma's Features?

    The Innokin Kroma R Zlide is an external battery, versatile vape kit, with adjustable power. You can choose your wattage to be set up to 80 watts, it also has adjustable airflow, giving you more control. Alongside this, you’ll be able to choose either mouth lung vape or direct lung, which opens up more options for types of liquids. 

    The Kroma R Zlide is a little more advanced for one of the best starter vape kits. You even have different modes, such as bypass, curve and boost. These are probably something you’ll be interested in after a while of vaping, as it offers more control. 

    Kroma R Zlide

    Best Vape Starter Mod Runner-Ups

    SMOK Priv N19

    We really rate the SMOK Priv N19 for its size and features, which are great for both newbies and intermediate vapers. It made runner up here in this best vape starter mod kit category. 


    It's got a few simple to use, modifiable features. Read on.

    The key with this one of the best starter vape kits is the versatile tank. This tank allows you to enjoy both mouth lung with the 0.8 ohm mesh coil, or sub ohm vaping and huge clouds with the 0.6 ohm. This will also open up a huge choice of both high VG and PG juices, depending on what you want from your vape. 

    You can also make some adjustments to the kit, allowing you to tailor your vape experience. You can change the airflow and the resistance from 5-30 watts. 

    The battery is a decent size, with an internal 1200mAh which should last you the day, no problem. 

    It’s really easy to use and comes in at a reasonable price point. Nice colour options and feels great in the hand. 

    SMOK N19 Starter Kit

    Aspire K-Lite 

    The Aspire K Lite looks a lot like the SMOK N19 Priv. It is more than a  basic pen, but less than a mod in terms of functionality. The kit itself is designed to be light, and fit comfortably in the hand, pocket and purse. It has a built in 900 mAh battery and can easily last the full day if you aren’t chain vaping of course! 

    Coils are optimised for nic salts and high PG starter juices. These are going to give those who need it, the nicotine, throat hit and draw that you crave.

    Aspire K Lite

    Best CBD vape starter kit 

    If you are looking to use CBD eliquid then you need to make sure you are using the correct device. Mostly, the ideal device for hemp vape is a lower powered device, with a resistance above 1 ohm . This type of liquid is thinner and can easily leak out of your sub ohm tanks, they also get too hot and can degrade the juice. Here are what we think are the best CBD vape starter kits.

    Drag Nano

    The Drag Nano has to be up there with our favourite CBD vape starter kit. It heats the cannabinoid to a temperature that doesn’t degrade it and looks the part too.

    The Drag Nano is a small and discrete kit, fitting easily in the palm of your hand. It isn’t going to win awards for cloud, but that isn’t what you’re looking for in a CBD device anyway.

    You’ll get around 350 draws per charge of the 750mAh battery, which should easily see you through a day, or more, depending on how often you are reaching for the cannabinoid. 

    The coil resistance is 2.8ohm with this device, which is ideal for CBD.


    Drag Nano


    Another much loved CBD vape starter kit is the XROS. The XROS is another simple device that is activated by a draw or the fire button.

    It has a 800mAh internal battery, which is going to see you through the day, or longer if you vape less. It comes in loads of great colours, fits nicely in the hand and is both light and discrete. 

    Just fill up with your chosen CBD e liquid using the top port, 5 clicks to turn it on and you’re good to go. You won’t need to change coils with this kit as they come pre loaded in the pod. When the flavour starts to go, then you buy a new pod and you’re all set to refill and fire away.

    Xros Vape pen

    UWell Caliburn

    The UWell Caliburn is actually quite like the XROS in terms of its style. It is lightweight, discrete and powered by a single 520mAh battery. 

    It’s another kit that won’t blow out huge clouds, but CBD vapables are mostly high PG anyway, and not designed for that. The Caliburn has pods which have coils pre installed. Both coil options are above 1ohm which means you will be fine using either with your cannabinoid juice.

    This device heats the cannabinoid evenly and to the perfect temperature, providing you with flavourful vape - there are after all, some really nice flavours out there to enjoy!

    caliburn Uwell CBD vape kit

    Athena Vape Pod Kit 

    The Athena is another stick or pen style CBD vape kit. It is draw activated, has a 400mAh battery and a simple to fill pod. These pods are replaceable, so you never need to worry about fiddling around with coil changes. 

    The Athena has a nice medium draw, so it isn’t too tight, which we like. We also enjoy the fact that it is easy to use and refill, with minimal mess and fuss. 

    Athena vape starter kit

    Nord X

    Another CBD vape starter kit that I personally really rate is the Nord X by SMOK. It is a device with variable wattage, allowing you to choose the sweet spot for you. Ideally you wouldn’t want to vape it any higher than 30 watts, as you want a cool vape with mild flavour when it comes to CBD vaping. 

    The Nord X fires up to 60W, but you don’t have to go as high as that! It has a 1500mAh battery built in which could see you through a fair amount of time. 

    This device has changeable coils, using either RPM or RPM 2 coils. As long as you select a coil above 1 ohm for CBD vaping, you should be fine. 

    Added bonus? It is waterproof, shock proof and dust proof AND has a type C charge port for super fast charging. 

    Love the Nord X for CBD and all liquids!

    Nord X Smok

    Steps To Choosing Your First Vape Kit

    When it comes to making that step into choosing your first vape kit, it stands to reason you want the best vape starter kit for your money, but there are other options to consider, and also a few more factors than can affect whether the kit, pen, or pod is right for you. 

    We pick these best vape starter kits based on a select number of criteria, but we thought it may be helpful to cover these again for you here. Choosing your first vape? Read on.

    How do I choose a vape?

    While vaping is a fairly new industry, manufacturers have been busy inventing new devices to keep up with demand and trends on the vaping scene. With so much choice, so many trusted and brilliant brands, you might be wondering, how do I choose a vape?

    There are three main categories when it comes to choosing your first vape device in 2021, pods, pens and the box style kits. These are often called mods too, but they largely mean the same thing as 'kit'. In this best starter kit guide, we have made notes on how to choose a vape that is right for you, based on your vaping experience, preferences and personal taste.

    Things to consider when choosing your first vape

    1. Cost
    2. Access to recharging
    3. Former cigarette habit
    4. Nicotine levels 
    5. High Tech - Low Tech | What do you prefer?
    6. Size for carrying around

    There will always be more things to think about too, but this is what we always suggest new visitors to our stores consider when shopping for a starter vape kit. 

    Choice of Vape No.1 - The Vape Pen

    People often choose a vape pen when they are starting out as they are fairly simple to use and have a mouth to lung inhale, just like a cigarette. Generally the vape pen is fairly compact in size, with some of them being able to fit in the palm of your hand (eleaf icare being a great example of this). The vape pen is perfect for the ex smoker who doesn’t want too much to carry around. A great vape pen for starting is the Aspire Pockex. Here is a link to this kit

    There are so many vape pens to choose from, all with different features. Some of which tell you the battery life, have coils you can change, variable airflow and even variable wattage on the more advanced vape pens. If you are looking for bigger clouds with a vape pen, then try this little chap out, the Smok Stick V8 2ml sub ohm starter pen. The tank can also be upgraded to hold 4ml of liquid.

    A starter pen can give you good flavour and clouds, depending on the vape juice you are choosing for your device.

    Choice of Vape No. 2 - The Box Vape

    If you have tried vaping before and feel comfortable with direct vape to lung inhale then you might like the more powerful box vape options.  They are more advanced with a wider range of features and options to enhance the experience. You will notice that with a box kit, you'll produce bigger plumes and get a more intense flavour, depending on the quality of your e-liquid of course.

    If you want to turn vaping into more of a hobby, or if you want a bespoke experience then you even have the ability to modify these types of kits down to the temperature each button push generates.

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    Choice of Vape No.3 - The Pod

    Similar to the pen, pod kits are smaller, slimmer devices best suited for short use periods and higher nicotine strengths or nic salts. These are great for ending your association with cigarettes and don't cost the earth to get started with. They also use less liquid per hit than a box vape option.

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    The checklist

    Once you have decided whether to buy a box vape or a pen as your starter vape kit, you will want to consider these four things before you make that purchase.

    1. Is it easy to fill up? Top fill or bottom fill?
    2. Replacing coils is simple and reasonably cheap to buy
    3. The battery lasts
    4. Ensure that it is from a trusted brand or shop

    Feel like you know the answer to the question “how do I choose a vape?” If not, chat to one of our team either online or in store and we can help you find your best starter vape kit today.

    Key points for buying the best vape starter kit for you

    When it comes to buying your first ecig, electronic cigarette or vaporiser setup, our helpful video guide will identify 5 mistakes you want to avoid. 

    From understanding what a coil is and how often to change them, to knowing how to pick the right nicotine strength. 

    What is MTL and why do I need to know what it means when looking for the best vape starter kit. Mouth to lung vape starter pens are the common first stop for those looking to quit smoking. More than likely, it will be what you end up putting in your basket.

    Our best vape starter mistakes to avoid video covers:

    - Is vaping safer than smoking

    - What is the right starter vape for me

    - Can I mix flavours

    - What is a coil

    - How to pick nicotine strength when starting out

    What is the best vape starter kit for beginners?

    The best vape starter kit for beginners, will depend on what's 'best' for you. But some beginner points to think about include:

    - Do you want a large battery life?

    - Do you need something pocket-sized?

    - Are you looking for big vapour?

    - Do you prefer a vape starter pen style?

    - Is it a vape starter kit for CBD oil you are seeking?

    Once you have gotten to the bottom of this research, and understood what makes the best vape starter kit for your beginner needs, then you will have a clearer idea.

    Our best vape starter kit wizard, gives you those choices and options too.

    What is the best vape starter kit for CBD oil?

    If you are keen to get some ideas on what is the best vape starter kit for CBD oil, we have put together a bumper review on a range of devices that can work well for CBD oil. Hit the link below for our best vape starter kit for CBD oil 'Listicle':

    - Best CBD Vape Kit

    Best Vape Starter Pen 2020

    If the best vape starter pen is your search, then  you can sort for smaller, thinner or more discreet vape pen style electronic cigarettes, by selecting 'small and discreet' as one of your favoured options when using our best vape starter kit wizard.

    What makes the best vape starter pen?

    When you are looking for the best vape starter pen, pay attention to some of the following aspects:

    - Durability | Is the vape starter pen solid enough to take your daily wear and tear?

    - Mouthpiece Width | What is this about? The wider the mouthpiece, the bigger the cloud. The narrower, the more like a cigarette, this vape starter pen will be like. If you are looking to stop smoking, then a narrower mouthpiece is best.

    - Nicotine Juice Friendly? | When you want a vape starter pen, then having an e-cig that can handle nicotine based liquid, is probably for the best. Check if it's marked as MTL.

    - Colour | Pick something that is simple or pick something wild. Want a Pink Vape Pen?

    Vape Advice For Beginners