When it comes to picking a new vape kit, UK vapers are spoiled for choice. There are so many options on the market today that it’s quite easy to find a perfect device for a refined high-nicotine vaping experience, a total cloud-chasing extravaganza or anything in between those two extremes. The one constant about buying a vape kit is that almost every type of vaper is best served by choosing a refillable device because that’s what gives you the best possible flavour selection and keeps your vaping expenses low. Beyond that, it’s all a matter of personal taste.
Is it time for you to buy a new vape kit? Some vapers love new toys so much that they can hardly resist getting a few new devices every year. That’s an expensive proposition for someone who isn’t a dedicated collector, though, so you might prefer to take a more pragmatic approach to upgrading your vaping device. If your current device is obsolete, it might be time for an upgrade – and an easy way to tell whether your device is obsolete is to look at the features of the latest vape kits. If it’s been a while since the last time you bought a new vaping device, these are some of the great features that you’ll find in the latest vape kits.
Support for the Latest Atomizer Coils (Tank-Based Vape Kits)
Apart from the e-liquid in your tank or pod, the most important part of your vaping device is your atomizer coil. The coil, after all, is the component that generates vapour. It’s what determines how much vapour your device produces, and it also influences flavour quality in a major way.
In the past couple of years, it’s arguable that no piece of vaping technology has advanced more quickly than the atomizer coil. In particular, the mesh coil – a new type of coil that replaces the traditional resistance wire with a strip of metal mesh – has completely revolutionized the performance of vape tanks. Mesh has high surface area, which is exactly what you need for huge cloud production. It also has low mass, though, which means that a mesh coil can create those enormous clouds without requiring a great deal of battery power. Mesh coils are better than traditional coils in so many ways that virtually every vaper should be using them. If you buy a new vape kit that includes a tank, the tank will almost certainly include a mesh coil.
Support for Interchangeable Coils (Pod-Based Kits)
The mesh coil is the latest and most important technological development in the world of vape tanks. If you prefer to use a device with a pod rather than a tank, your next pod system may have a mesh coil as well. There is another development in the world of pod systems, though, that’s even more important than the mesh coil. That development is the ability to replace the atomizer coil in your pod without discarding the entire pod.
When pod-based vaping devices first appeared on the market, they were an immediate hit with vapers of all experience levels because they presented a friendlier and more convenient way to vape. All that you needed to do was fill a pod, drop it into your device and vape. The drawback of the first pod-based devices, though, was the fact that the atomizer coil was a permanent part of the pod. In heavy use, an atomizer coil may last just a few days before it requires replacement. A pod, however, is just a plastic enclosure; it’s wasteful and expensive if you need to discard your entire pod just because it’s time for a new atomizer coil.
With the latest pod systems, you can enjoy the convenience of pod-based vaping without the waste and added expense. Many pod systems now have replaceable atomizer coils that you can replace in seconds. Just pull the old atomizer coil out of the bottom of the pod and push a new coil in. To further sweeten the deal, many new pod systems offer several different types of coils. Each coil offers a different level of flavour intensity and vapour production, allowing you to tailor your vaping experience to your specific needs.
Enhanced Durability and Longevity
If you’ve been vaping for a while, there’s a good chance that you’ve owned a device that died a bit too early. Maybe the device died because you dropped it, or perhaps the device got wet and stopped working because you used it outside on a rainy day. That’s an extremely disappointing experience – and if you felt that the device died due to a lack of durability rather than any overt abuse on your part, you probably didn’t buy another device from that same manufacturer.
These days, the manufacturers in the vaping industry don’t make most of their money from selling vape kits. Instead, they make their money from selling replacement atomizer coils and pods. The longer you use a device, the more coils or pods you’re likely to buy – and the more money the manufacturer will earn from you. Therefore, it’s in the manufacturer’s best interest to make the device as durable as possible.
Today, it has become extremely common for vaping devices to feature dust, water and shock resistance. You’ll find some devices meeting the IP67 standard, for instance, which generally means that the device is impermeable to dust and can survive being submerged in up to a meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
Support for Larger Battery Cells
The most important recent technological development in vaping for users of larger box mods is support for new battery cells that offer greater energy density than the old 18650 cell that most mod owners have used since the beginning. The new 20700 and 21700 cells are only slightly larger than 18650 batteries, but they offer much greater energy storage while also having excellent heat dissipation characteristics. If you buy a vape mod that uses a single 21700 battery, it’ll have a maximum power delivery of around 100 watts while lasting about as long between recharges as the dual-battery 18650 mod you’re probably using now. A dual-battery 21700 mod, meanwhile, might last multiple days between charges.