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What Are The Different Types Of Vapes?

If you are considering giving up smoking traditional tobacco based products then you will likely be considering trying a vape, or vaping device.

The problem is that there are so many vape types available that it is difficult for you to decide which one to choose.

In the following article we will look at the different types of vapes, and whether this is the type we should choose or not.


Technically all vapes can be called e-cigarettes, but this term is more commonly used to describe cigalikes.

These are a beginner vaping device that resemble the size and shape of a traditional cigarette.

There are two different versions of cigalike, a one-piece design that is typically disposable, and the two-piece e-cigs that come with replaceable cartridges.

E-cigarettes have the following benefits:

  • They are small and convenient
  • These vapes are perfect for discrete vaping
  • E-cigs are affordable
  • Cigalikes are easy to use

Pod Vapes

Pod vapes like puff bars are one the newest way to vape, but are also one of the most practical ways too.

A pod vape is a beginner two-piece device that contains a battery and a replaceable or refillable pod.

While these vapes are a higher performing alternative to e-cigs, they are still an affordable option that are also easy to use.

Pod vapes offer the following benefits:

  • They are simple to use
  • The pods are refillable or replaceable
  • Affordable
  • Still discrete enough for stealth vaping

Vape Pens

Vape pens are a beginner vaping device that will perform in a similar fashion as e-cigs. They are a little larger, while still being small enough to fit in your hand.

Most vape pens will be made up of two parts; the battery and the tank, which are both detachable, but in some cases can come in one design.

This vaping device will come with internal 25r batteries but the capacity of this device will be limited due to its small size.

  • They perform better than e-cigarettes
  • Longer battery life
  • These are refillable
  • You can replace the coils and cartridges
  • Still easy to use

Box Mod Starter Kits

Our first intermediate vaping device is the box mod kit.

These are for more advanced users who are looking to start customising their devices.

As they are slightly larger than a vape pen you should expect better performance and a longer battery life.

Most box starter kits will contain a single-battery mod, which will allow you better control over the wattage and temperature, along with a mid-range sub ohm tank.

Benefits of this vape device are:

  • Customisable
  • Higher performance
  • Longer-running internal or external batteries
  • You can use other tanks with this device

High Wattage Box Mod Starter Kits

Now we are getting towards more advanced vaping devices that should only be used if you are an advanced vaper.

If you do not yet understand ohm law, battery safety and which batteries are best then you should avoid these devices.

These products are designed for those looking to fine tune their experience and is not suitable for newbies.

The high wattage box mod starter kits are one of the most popular types of vape available, offering that little extra power that the previous products on this list lack. This is due to the additional batteries being offered.

Usually 2-3 batteries are used, but it is not unheard of for these devices to take 4 or more.

These starter kits contain tanks with replacement coils and sometimes atomisers such as RDAs, RTAs and RDTAs.

Benefits of this device include:

  • Plenty of variety available. Including different sizes, specs and capabilities
  • The tanks used are interchangeable
  • These are some of the best performing vapes
  • Longer lasting due to the number of extra batteries

Regulated Squonk Starter Kits

This is the most advanced vaping device on this list, and is definitely not for anyone new to vaping.

Squonk starter kits or Squonkers are a type of vape that allow you to feed your atomiser with e-liquid.

These kits will comprise a squonk capable mod box, which is a squeezable bottle, with a bottom-fed RDA. This bottle is connected to the atomiser deck through a shallow 510, which functions as an external tank section.

As the bottle will occupy the space where the battery will usually be held most squonk kits will only have a single battery available. However, there has been an increase in popularity with dual-battery devices.

Benefits of Squonkers include:

  • The highest performing vape device
  • Truly customisable
  • No need to drip

Which Vape Should You Buy?

To answer this question you need to ask yourself how experienced you are in the world of vaping?

If you are a complete newbie to vaping then you really ought to choose a beginner device such as an e-cig or vape pen.

For those with more experience then you can opt for a set up that allows for more customisation.