As we go into 2020, despite ominous reports from the US surrounding the safety of vaping, it is universally acknowledged that vaping is better for your health than smoking.
So whether you’re an experienced vaper, or if you’re thinking of taking up vaping as a new hobby when the New Year rolls around, we’ve assembled a list of (what we consider to be) the best vape mods and vaping brands on the market.
So no matter whether you’re looking for the best tasting e-liquid, the most unique design for your vape mod or the best device that will enable you to create the biggest vapour cloud, let us take you through our top-rated vape mods
Top Rated Vape Brands
It’s worth mentioning that the best vape companies will try to do something a little different to set themselves apart from the competition, so it’s worth knowing a bit about the brands themselves.
And before we delve into actual vape hardware, it should also be noted that we may not feature these brands’ hardware on the website all the time, this is simply a list of vape brands we think are great all rounders.
Our top rated vape mods of 2020 will follow below.
Also, new vape brands are popping up all the time with their new to market products that we can’t get enough of, so if you see hardware below, but their brand isn’t here, that’s why.
So, let’s take a look at some of the more popular vape brands and why they might appeal to you.
Innokin has been around since 2011 and got their name by crafting simple and less feature-rich yet extremely reliable hardware. They have a huge factory in Shenzhen, China that manufactures all of their hardware, they also have a Customer Service/Repair Centre in California - this brand is truly a global giant.
Innokin’s products tend to be pleasing aesthetically, but also very robust and hard-wearing.
While not particularly fancy or modern, the reliability and low price make them a great choice for vapers new and old.
Uwell are another China-based company that has been around since the early days of vaping. While they similarly offer relatively simple but very reliable products, their offerings are generally a lot more interesting than Innokin’s.
With an artistic flair, respectable build quality and cool designs like the Nunchaku, it will be interesting to see where Uwell goes next.
Now we are getting into the more upmarket offerings. SMOK has a huge range of products and has supplied over 80 million customers worldwide with quality vape devices, making them one of the top vape mod brands.
Smok have a better build quality and much more varied range than the other suppliers, and are constantly releasing new products to suit all levels of experience. Keep an eye on our site for their next range.
VooPoo claims its main goal is to “provide the most innovative and up to date vape devices for global users” and it makes a fair go of it. They regularly release new mods and come up with all kinds of unusual abstract designs and new ideas including a wealth of smart wattage features.
VooPoo are one of the more recent brands on our list, originally making medical hardware and moving into the vape industry in 2017.
GeekVape by name, GeekVape by nature. This company are aware who their target market is and provide a range of nerd-attracting features like military-grade materials, shockproof and waterproof mods, huge batteries and more.
They look the part too, with several of their products sporting brutalist designs, and a few others coming across like sci-fi weapons. The build quality is generally top shelf but they definitely aren’t designed around accommodating beginners, so this is one for the vape geeks (of course).
Aspire are another Chinese vape manufacturer who have exploded globally in a few short years. They pride themselves on their customer service and overall product quality.
They are also responsible for a few revolutions in the industry that are still used today, including being the first brand to allow adjustable airflow in a vape mod, and creating the first-ever piece of hardware that allowed sub-ohm vaping, which is now a pretty big deal and offered by all major brands.
7. Council of Vapor
Council of Vapor are an incredibly high-quality brand, known for creating products that give off an air of luxury and solid craftsmanship. If you were unaware of vaping, you would be forgiven for confusing some of their hardware as some sort of power tool or taser.
They seem to be going for this style, with some of their vapes even having pistol grips and triggers instead of buttons. CoV also go for a unique style with their smaller pens and other items, trying to create modern and stylish designs for the contemporary vaper.
iJoy is a huge corporation with a wide range of products, but they are best known for creating some of the highest-rated vape mods. Outside of the iJoy brand for their main hardware, they also create e-cigarettes under the name CigPet.
They claim they are trying to be ‘the Louis Vuitton of vaping’ and are constantly pushing new products with improvements for the user and trying to position the newest technology into benefits and additional features.
Sigelei are one of the oldest vape manufacturers and are arguably a big part of why vaping has become so mainstream. If you’re a new vaper, starting out with a Sigelei might be a wise choice, plus it’s likely to result in nods of approval from old school vapers.
Sigelei mods radiate beauty and originality with designs ranging from looking like alien technology to a top of the range perfume bottle. They do have a selection of more standard designs too, which are also pleasing to the eye and make the gulf in quality between Sigelei and other brands pretty clear.
The strides Kanger has been making in product range, hardware quality and keen pricing simply can’t be ignored. They have a wide range of products to suit all vapers, all with unmatched build quality, balanced and innovative form factors, and cost less than many of their lower quality competitors.
Top Ten Vape Mods and Box Mods
Ok, so those 10 brands are the giants of the vape industry (at the moment), and the people we recommend you keep an eye out for in the future.
But for now, if you’re new to the vape game and looking for some information on the best vape mods that money can buy, that isn’t going to help you an awful lot. What you’ll want to know is which are the best vape mods so you can invest in your vape device wisely.
So what is the best vape mod?
Let’s take a look at the top ten vape mods you can buy in 2020.
These are our favourite vape mod devices overall, so there are a mixture of vape mods and box mods, concentrating on overall design, features and value for money instead of whether the mod is better suited for new or experienced vapers - although we will note this if relevant.
1. Smok T-Priv 220W
With ferocious design sensibilities and insane tank performance, the T-Priv is one of the best box mods available and features nine separate customisable LED strips and one of the most instantly informative OLED displays you’ll come across. It’s maximum power can be increased to a monstrous 220W, and it’s feature complete tank is arguably the most user-friendly and reliable on this list.
2. Aspire NX30 Rover Kit
The Aspire NX30 Rover kit is designed to accompany you everywhere you go. The low profile Nautilus tank featuring U-tech technology (so your e liquid goes twice around your coils) means you get maximum flavour, create dense vapour clouds or simply vape as discreetly as you want.
3. Famovape Magma Box Mod
The award winning Famovape Magma box mod has a contemporary magma resin design meaning each box mod has a unique finish. Featuring a temperature control suite, you can also get the resistance down to 0.08 ohms and the wattage up to 200W, giving you complete control over your vape, setting it up exactly as you want.
4. Innokin JEM Kit
This is effectively a starter kit, designed for mouth to lung vaping and is ideal for anyone new to vaping or looking to move away from disposable vape devices to vape pens. Compact and easy to use, it features a 1000mAh battery, adjustable wattage between 10-13.5W, adjustable airflow and easy top filling.
5. IQ 3 Ultra Portable Device Black
The IQ ultra portable device isn’t just a stylish vape mod with a fresh, modern finish, it’s also incredibly easy to use. With a 400mAh battery, a 0.96 inch TFT display and a 2ml tank capacity. This sleek vape device will last you all day, plus it fires up in 3 seconds giving you a quick vape hit every time you need it.
6. Kanger Cupti 75W TC Starter Kit
This all in one vape starter kit is the follow up to Kanger’s very popular Nebox. The Cupti sees a few improvements on this old model, including a new leak proof (and crack proof) 5ml tank design. It is also more powerful that the Nebox, capable of delivering up to 75W of power. This starter kit is well suited to both direct to lung vaping and mouth to lung vaping as it has an adjustable airflow.
7. Teslacigs Falcons Kit
Teslacigs’ Falcon is an easy to use mod featuring a disposable atomiser, suitable for sub-ohm and regular vaping. Made from food grade plastic and available in a range of colours, the Falcons kit is portable, light and has a power output of up to 90W.
8. Uwell Amulet Pod Watch System
Is it a watch? A vape device? In fact this unique, stylish vape system from Uwell is both, featuring a watch system setup with a detachable vape pod complete with touch screen. It has a 370mAh built-in battery and 2ml tank refillable tank capacity, as well as giving 10W power output with 1.6 ohm resistance. As well as looking the part, the Pro Flavor Core Optimisation System passes the air twice through the core to ensure you get a flavourful vape everytime.
9. VM Pocket Mod Kit
Vapemate’s very own vape mod device is an affordable, compact and portable sub-ohm atomiser system with 2ml refillable pods and a top intake airflow to maximise your vape experience and keep the temperature constant.
10. VooPoo Vinci Pod Kit
Eye catching, innovative and elegant, the VooPoo Vinci vape system is a compact design. With 40W output powered by a built in rechargeable battery, and featuring the brand new GENE.AI chip and 0.96” TFT colour LED screen, this device will give you the ultimate vape.
Most Popular Vape Pen of 2020
The list above focuses on high power and high-quality vape mods and box mods. But sometimes you just want a low cost, low effort, easily portable piece of vaping hardware, and that’s when you might want to check out our top choice of vape pens or e-cigarettes.
If you’re a cigarette smoker and have been tempted to try your first vape mod by this list, you may want to check out our guide to making the switch to e-cigarettes, and keep your eye on our page for more updates about the world of vaping.