What are Pod Kits?

With disposable vapes on the way out, a lot of casual vapers have been left wondering what alternatives are available on the market. If you are somebody looking for a straightforward, no-nonsense vaping experience that you can easily dip in and out of, pod vape kits may well be the answer to your prayers! 

What are Pod Kits?

Pod Vape Kits are a fantastic pick for those who are new to vaping, offering a slim and convenient device that is incredibly transport-friendly and supports discreet on-the-go vaping. Free from the complicated features of more advanced vape kits, pod kits are a sleek and streamlined alternative to large vape devices, at a much more affordable price!

Instead of a traditional vape tank, pod kits use disposable pods, usually containing an in-built coil, that is either pre-filled (AKA “close system”) with E-liquid or refillable (AKA “open system”), allowing users to choose the type of vape juice they want in their pod. Prefilled pods are disposed of when empty, whereas refillable pods are disposed of when the coil has degraded, and they have begun to lose their rich flavour.

Pod Kits are a fantastic pick for those looking to make the transition from disposable vapes to a reusable kit, who don’t want to faff about with larger, more convoluted vape devices. The straightforward MTL (Mouth To Lung) style of vaping is incredibly similar to the sensation of smoking a cigarette, which is an added boon for users aiming to give up smoking by vaping instead.

Whilst pod kits are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, they tend to be much smaller than box mod vapes, making them perfect for on-the-go vaping, where they can be transported easily. The fact that pod kits don’t have a tank also contributes to a huge reduction of mess and wasted E-liquid, thanks to leak-resistant technology.

Vape kits of this style tend to feature internal batteries, and are usually charged through simple USB charging. These devices can painlessly be plugged in to charge in a manner that is much the same as a phone, without any external battery hardware needed.

Pod Vape Kits require far less maintenance than their more advanced cousins and can be transported easily, thanks to their slim and simplified designs. If you are looking for a quick and easy foray into the world of vaping, pod kits offer a superb entry point that can easily be picked up, with little prior knowledge required to get to grips with them.

Pod Kits and E-liquids

Most Pod Vape Kits use high-resistance coils, which typically cannot be swapped out for a lower-resistance because vape pods usually come with pre-installed coils. Since pod kits tend to use pre-installed high-resistance coils, these streamlined devices are best paired with high PG (Propylene Glycol), 50PG/50VG (Vegetable Glycerin), or Nic-Salt E-liquids.

Nicotine Salt vape juices have experienced an immense boom in popularity in recent years, and are also the type of E-liquids that are used in widely-beloved disposable vapes. Nicotine salts offer a deeply satisfying puff that is devoid of the harshness of other high-nicotine E-juices, and ensures that each draw provides users with a potent hit of soothing nicotine.

Using salt nicotine E-liquid in a pod kit vape device is a wonderful way to create a vaping experience that is incredibly similar to using a disposable vape, with a reusable device instead. This has become all the more relevant in-light of the impending ban on disposable vapes, as the combination of pod kits and salt nicotine vape juice is easily the closest alternative that vapers will have to replicating the feel of using a disposable vape. 

This combination of a pod kit and Nic-Salt vape juice is an extraordinarily popular one, providing users with a far less expensive, and more environmentally friendly, method for enjoying the smooth inhale and exquisite nicotine hit associated with a disposable vape kit.

If high-nicotine Nic-Salts do not appeal to you, then 50VG/50PG E-liquids are the way to go. These light and soothing vape juices provide a balanced throat hit, offering a moderate puff that produces a discreet amount of vapour, without as much of a head rush as potent nicotine salts. Whereas salt nicotine contains a considerably higher nicotine content, traditional E-liquids like 50VG/50PG vape juice offer a more moderate hit of nicotine, which makes them a wonderful choice for those who are wary of their nicotine intake.

The perfect balance between VG and PG means that these E-juices aren’t too thick, whilst still providing enough delicious vapour for a flavourful vaping experience. Ideal for those looking for a well-rounded puff, 50VG/50PG vape liquids are also compatible with most kinds of vape kits, meaning that they can easily be transferred over to more advanced vape devices if you decide to move on to a different kit after using a pod-kit, or wish to alternate between a variety of vape devices.

50VG/50PG E-liquids offer an optimal middle-ground of vibrant flavour and abundant vapour, which means they are a brilliant choice for those looking to dip a toe into vaping, and discover what they enjoy most about vaping and E-liquids.

MTL and Sub Ohm Pod Kits

Whilst it is more common for pod kits to offer Mouth-to-lung (MTL) vaping, some pod kits also provide Sub Ohm (also known as direct-to-lung) vaping.

What is the difference between MTL and Sub Ohm vaping? 

Mouth-to-lung vaping is incredibly similar to the sensation of smoking a cigarette, and is the style of vaping found in disposable vapes. MTL vaping consists of gently inhaling vapour into your mouth, and then pulling it down into your lungs, before exhaling a restrained puff of light vapour.

MTL vaping prioritises a moderate inhale and satisfying throat hit over the big voluminous clouds created by bigger, direct-to-lung vape kits. If you like to vape E-liquid with a high nicotine content, such as nicotine salts, you will likely gravitate towards MTL pod kits, as the more discreet amount of vapour created by mouth-to-lung vapes stops a high amount of nicotine from becoming so overbearing that it can cause headaches and dizziness. 

Due to its similarity to the feel of smoking, and its synthesis with high nicotine E-liquid, MTL pod kits are the perfect pick for those looking to make the switch from smoking to vaping! 

Some of the most popular mouth-to-lung pod kits that we supply at Vapemate include the Elf Bar Elfa Prefilled Pod Kit, the Innokin Klypse Pod Kit, the SKE Crystal Plus Pod Kit and the Uwell Caliburn A2S Pod Vape Kit.

On the other hand, Sub Ohm pod kits support a style of vaping that is based less around nicotine content, and more on creating large clouds of billowing, flavourful vapour!

Whereas MTL vaping is similar to the sensation of smoking, Sub Ohm vaping is more like inhaling from a shisha pipe, where the vapour is inhaled directly into your lungs, rather than your mouth. Sub Ohm vaping is usually favoured by more experienced vapers, but is also enjoyed by beginners who enjoy big plumes of vapour, teeming with rich and luscious flavour. 

In terms of E-liquid, we recommend that Sub Ohm pod kits are used in conjunction with vape juice that has a high amount of vegetable glycerine.

Some of our bestselling Sub Ohm pod devices include the Aspire Pockex Starter Kit, the SMOK Nord 5 Vape Kit, the VooPoo Argus XT Vape Kit, the Vaporesso Xros 3 Vape Kit and the FreeMax Maxus 2 200W Kit.

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