What is a Vape Kit?
A vape kit—sometimes called an e-cigarette—is, essentially, a device to help people quit smoking. Whilst cigarettes work through combustion, e-cigarettes work through vaporisation, thus the name ‘vapes.’ At a basic level, every vape kit consists of three core components: a battery, a coil, and a tank. The battery sends electrical current to the coil, which then heats up, with the resulting heat turning the e-liquid in the tank into vapour, which is then inhaled by the user.
While there are slight variations in terms of hardware and functionality, this is how all vape kits work. Continue reading to learn more about the different types of vape kit.
Disposable vapes are a relatively new arrival in the vaping industry, but are fast becoming one of the most popular choices for vape fans of all levels. They’re portable and pocket-friendly, making them a great choice for commuting and travelling, on nights out and for weekend getaways. Disposable vapes come pre-filled and pre-charged, so there’s no setup required.
Just pick your preferred flavour and start puffing! We stock over 140 disposables from top brands such as Dinner Lady, Geek Bar, and Elf Bar—so there’s plenty to choose from. Once these devices run out, simply dispose of them in a responsible manner. Fancy a slightly more advanced vape? Scroll down to learn about vape pens.
Vape pensare slim pen-shaped vapes, designed to rest comfortably in the palm of your hand and give you a soothing cigarette-like experience. Like all vape kits, they consist of two core components: a battery compartment (the body), and a tank fitted with a mouthpiece. Sleek and straightforward, our swish vape pens from brands like Innokin and Aspire make a great first kit if you’re looking to stop smoking.
Unlike disposables, vape pens aren’t pre-loaded, but are still simple to set up. You’ll need to purchase your e-liquid separately, and then fill the tank according to your device’s instruction manual. Since they’re refillable and rechargeable, vape pens have a longer lifespan than disposable vapes, which makes them an excellent choice if you’re just starting out but know you’re ready to commit to vaping. Another good option for beginners are pod vape kits, which you can read about below.
Pod Vape Kits
Pod vape kits, like vape pens and disposables, are often slim, portable devices. Where they differ is that they use a style of detachable tank called a pod, which falls into two categories: closed pod and open pod.
Popular devices such as JUUL and Vuse are closed pod vapes. This means that you don’t have to refill your pods, and instead you simply switch to a fresh pod once your current one runs out. This puts them somewhere between a disposable and a vape pen; you won’t have to replace your entire kit every time, but you will need to purchase new pods. Open pod vapes are pod kits with refillable pods.
You simply detach the pod from the device body and fill it according to your user manual. Compared to closed pods, open pod kits such as those from Uwell, SMOK, and Voopoo often grant you more customisation. This lets you adjust settings such as voltage, wattage and resistance so that you can experiment with different types of vape hit. If you’re still looking for even more customisation and control, read on to learn more about advanced vape kits.
Advanced & Sub Ohm Vape Kits
In this final category we have advanced vape kits, which you may also see referred to as sub ohm vape kits or box mods. Such kits grant the highest level of user customisation, but also have the highest barrier of entry. As such, we typically do not recommend them for newer users.
Sub ohm vape kits are aimed at users who favour direct-to-lung (DTL) vaping, a vaping style that requires prolonged draws to produce massive amounts of vapour. If you’re a vape veteran, we stock a range of sub ohm kits from heavy hitters such as Geekvape, SMOK, and Voopoo. If you’ve already got your perfect tank, and just need a new mod, we also have standalone box mods.
Which Vape is Right for Me?
If you’re just starting out, we recommend having a read of our New to Vaping page, as well as our Basic Guide to Vaping. If you’ve already got the basics down and want to jump straight into some recommendations, check out our Top 5 Vape Kits to Quit Smoking.
Once you’ve got an idea of what vape kit you fancy, it’s time to think about e-liquid. Get the lowdown from our blog, ‘What is an E-liquid?’, then see our handy tips on how to fill your tank. Part of our ethos here at myCigara is putting the customer at the heart of everything we do.
So if you’re new to vaping and just want to have a chat about your options, use our Vape Shop Locator to find your nearest branch, where our expert staff will be waiting to give you friendly, custom-tailored advice.