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Guide to Vape Devices

by Store Admin on October 06, 2020

If you’re on the journey to becoming an ex-smoker, then you may have considered switching to vaping as the way to go about it.

But with the world of vaping and E-Liquids ever-growing, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to start.

To help you discover the right place to start with vaping, we have compiled a guide to the different types of vape devices available. Here, you’ll be able to find the vape that sounds perfect for you; making your transition from smoking to vaping as easy as possible.

A man vaping with a vape pen

Vape Pens

We’re starting with vape pens, as they are often considered a great choice for vaping beginners.


Vape pens typically offer a more affordable option. If you get on well with the vape pen, then you’ve got yourself a bargain vaping device, but if it’s not the one for you, then it will hopefully not be too much of a loss.

Convenient and Discreet

Vape pens have great battery power, meaning you can go longer between charges, which is convenient for many vapers. They are also often more discreet than other vape devices, both in design and vapour production. This is because they usually use a lower ohm coil, which will create a smaller cloud of vapour, keeping your vaping more discreet.

Vape pens are not the device to choose if you are a cloudchaser who wants to produce huge vapour clouds with every exhale!

MTL Vaping

Vape pens are mostly for Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) vapers, who want to draw on the vape pen and hold the vapour in their mouth for a moment before inhaling it into the lungs.

Good Transition from Smoking

Vape pens are also good for those transitioning from smoking due to the stronger throat hit these pens tend to offer from the E-Liquid. Smokers will be familiar with the sensation of a ‘throat hit’ from cigarettes, and many miss this when they try to quit. By replicating this familiar feeling with the vape pen, it makes the journey to stopping smoking a little bit easier.

a pod device in the palm of a hand

Pod Systems

Pod devices offer a really simple and convenient method of vaping. Instead of needing to pour E-Liquid into a tank, pod devices use convenient pre-filled pods of E-Liquid that are easy to change.

Enjoying Flavour

This allows you to have a lot of control over the flavours you want to enjoy. With a vape device that uses a tank, you’d need to finish the E-Liquid in it before you can try a new flavour. But with a pod system, you can switch flavours without needing to have finished a pod.

You can do this by replacing the pod you are using in a protective case and simply slotting in a new pod to enjoy. It means you can switch up the flavour you use depending on your mood or time of day, so if being able to try different flavours is something that appeals to you with vaping, then a pod system could be the one for you!

High Nicotine Strength

Another benefit of the pod system is that it can offer a higher nicotine strength. This can make it a good option for heavy smokers looking to quit, as it allows you to get a high level of nicotine without needing to vape more frequently.


Pod devices are also more compact than most vape devices, making for a really discreet vaping experience. They can usually be hidden in the palm of your hand. Their small size also makes them convenient for carrying around, as they do not take up so much room in pockets or bags.


mod device in front of a vapour cloud

Mod Kits

Mod kits allow you to have more control over how you vape. They are recommended for more experienced vapers, who have a good idea of what they want from their vape. They are particularly geared towards Direct-to-Lung (DTL) vapers.



Vape mod kits give you a level of customisability in terms of what your vape device can offer. They can be added to create bigger vape clouds if you’re after a more dramatic looking vaping experience or can be used to boost the flavour you get from the vape.

They can be used to adjust things like the wattage and temperature, so it can get a bit technical, which is why these are recommended for those more experienced with vaping and hobbyist vapers.



Mod kits will typically make your vape device a bit bulkier, which can offer its own pros and cons. Some prefer the feel of a heavier, larger device in their hand; however, this can also make it less discreet and not as pocket-friendly.

We hope that this guide has helped you to choose your perfect vape device, but if you still need assistance, our team is more than happy to help you out! Many of us are ex-smokers, so are very understanding when it comes to the challenges of quitting smoking and transitioning to vaping.