Should I Buy A Vaping Mod or A Vape Pen?

Jun 12, 2023

Should I Buy A Vaping Mod or A Vape Pen?

If you’re new to this world, the chances are you’ll be wondering what type of vape device you should be using. But with so many devices to choose from, vaping mods and vape pens both being incredibly popular options, which is the right one for you?

What is the best vaping device (for you)?

As a novice, the best vape device for you will likely be one of our starter kits. Our starter electronic cigarette kits are designed to help you kick your cigarette habbit (if you haven’t already), and allow you to go smoke-free from your first vape puff. 

E-cigarettes contain no nasty chemicals, no horrible smells, no tar or ash, basically, you’ll be joining the growing ranks of over 3.2 million vapers here in the UK, all of who get what a fab hobby vaping is.  

Did we mention that vaping is up to 90% cheaper than smoking cigarettes? 


About Vape Pens...

A vape pen style mod is the next step in bespoke vaping. If you want an easy, off-the-shelf vape, then you want a disposable vape device. But when you’re ready to take the next step and you want to invest in a vape device that isn’t complicated, then a vape pen should be your first port of call.

They are physically bigger than a traditional cigarette and unlike disposable vape devices, every aspect of a vape pen can be modified to create a vape device that delivers a bespoke vape experience, just the way you want it. Meaning you can switch out your tank, change the heating coil and try new e-liquid flavours to your heart’s content. 

Vape pen mods are more powerful than disposable e-cigarettes, capable of producing more vapour, plus they’re fully rechargeable with a larger battery affording a longer time vaping between charges. 

Whilst vape pens outperform disposable e-cigarettes, they are considerably less powerful than a mod. 

About Vape Box Mods...

Much bigger than a vape pen and have larger batteries, can hold more e-liquid, and have more capacity for giving you the ultimate vape experience. By that we mean - they can have a display that tells you the temperature, the wattage, and other key performance metrics associated with your vaping experience. 

But the reason you would transition from a vape pen to a  mod is that you’re after more power, and the real freedom to modify your vape device to the exact tank and coil you want. 

A  mod not only affords you more power in your vape, but it can give you lots more vapour, more gadgets to explore, and the integration with new software allows you to finely tune your vaping experience. 

    Which is better?

    So which is better? And what should you buy? 

    Whilst you have some great options to choose from for each category, the choice of which is better really is down to personal preference. 

    But to help you choose between them, here are some of the key differences between them...

    • Vape pens are a type of e-cigarette. They have a decent battery, typically lasting about a day (but this depends on how often you vape). Vape pens are refillable, which makes them more cost-effective than disposable e-cigarettes and more flexible in that you can change your e-liquid to suit your taste. They also give plenty of vape in each puff, so you can make big clouds. 
    • Vape mods tend to have a bigger battery, are also refillable, but the key difference is the power in each vape. 
    • Mods are larger than vape pens and considerably more powerful, meaning more vape, better throat hits, and stronger flavours. 
    • Mods will give you a bigger throat hit simply because they have more power behind them, this is great if you have a high tolerance, not so great if you’re just entering the vaping world.
    • Vape pens are the best transition to vaping from cigarettes as they are designed for regular use throughout the day, whereas mods are more for a big hit a few times a day. 


    As mentioned before, the decision to buy one or the other comes down to personal preference. For more information about starting vaping, check out our beginner’s guide to vaping.

    And, The Guide to Vape Mods and Box Mods

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