About Vape Kits
In the early days of vaping, vape kits were few and far between - not a huge variety was available, and most e-cigarette companies were producing similar types of devices. Nowadays, the situation could not be more different. Things have progressed massively in the past few years and e-cigarette users now have a huge selection of different devices at their fingertips, making the transition from smoking traditional cigarettes much more achievable. The difference types of vapes available for purchase are as follows:
Different Types of Vape Kits
The most logical place to begin when first getting started with vaping, starter kits are aimed at beginner vapers. This is not to say that vape starter kits do not still incorporate a range of impressive features, but they have been designed specifically so that those early on in the vaping journey do not become overwhelmed. As starter vape kits can technically fall into the category of pod kits, pen kits and AIO kits, the e-liquid that they are best paired with will depend on the type of device itself.
Conversely, as the name suggests, advanced kits are more suitable for those who have been vaping for longer and who have a bit more experience on their hands. More often than not, these devices are sub ohm vape kits, meaning that they are best used with coils that have a resistance of under 1 ohm, and by vapers who prefer a sub-ohm, direct-to-lung style of vaping. With this in mind, they are best paired with nicotine-free, high VG e-liquids - vape juices that place more emphasis on flavour, as well as the huge clouds of vapour that they are capable of producing, not their nicotine content. Comprising an advanced box mod and a high-level vape tank, advanced kits allow for much more customisability than vapes that have been designed with beginners in mind. Users can expect innovative features such as variable wattage, temperature control, and more - we mean it when we say that they offer an exhilarating vaping experience!
Like vape starter kits, all-in-one vape kits—commonly referred to simply as AIO kits—are highly convenient in that they contain everything you will need to vape straight off the bat. This includes your e-cig, battery, charger, tank, coils, and charging cable. If you are not sure which parts you need to buy for your vape, this is one of the best places to start. For many vapers, simplicity really is key!
Low-profile, pocket-friendly and simple to operate, vape pens have risen in popularity over the past few years. Not only are they the perfect option for vaping whilst on the go, they pack a punch of power, despite their smaller size. As the name suggests, they are slim and pen-shaped, but they also contain a rechargeable battery and a tank that can be refilled with your favourite e-liquid.
Pod Vape Kit
Pod mods, pod systems, pod vape kits - different names, all the same thing! Pod vape kits are similar to pen style e-cigarettes in that they are also compact and easily transportable, but many differences also exist between the two types - the main being that pod vape kits do not include a tank. Instead, these e-cigarettes feature pods that either come prefilled with e-liquid or those that are refillable and can be filled with an e-liquid of your choice. Due to their simplicity, portability, and emphasis on vaping with plus-ohm coils, e-cigarettes with pods are most often used with e-liquids that contain nicotine, such as nic salts.
Disposable Vape Kits
It really doesn't get easier than using a disposable vape. Unlike pen kits that include tanks and pod kits that use attachable pods, disposable e-cigarettes have no visible attachments that can be removed, making them incredibly simple to operate. They are draw-activated, meaning that you would use these electronic cigarettes in a very similar way to how you would a regular cigarette. As they feature an in-built coil and battery and they are pre-filled with e-liquid, the effort required to set them up is minimal, making them a great option for new vapers.
Vape Kits FAQs
Whilst many different types exist, and of course, no two vapes are the same, all e-cigarettes will incorporate each of the following components:
- A battery to power your device - it is from here that your coil gets the power to heat up and vaporise your e-liquid
- A tank or pod that houses your e-liquid and feeds it onto the coil
- A coil that heats up to convert your e-liquid into vapour
- A mouthpiece or drip tip that you put to your mouth to vape from
Most vape kits will also come with additional vape coils, a USB-C charging cable, and a user manual to demonstrate how to operate the device.
Vape kits work by converting e-liquid from the device's tank or pod into vapour. When the coil is heated, the wick that surrounds it (which will have been saturated in e-liquid) will convert the juice into vapour. This is sent up your tank's chimney, through to the mouthpiece and inhaled by the user.
As is the case with cigarettes, the legal vaping age in the UK is 18. To purchase e-cigarettes, e-juice, or any product containing nicotine either here at Vaping101 or in any online or in-person vape store in the UK, you must be 18 years of age.
If the vape that you intend to buy comes with an internal battery, then yes, your kit will come with a battery. However, if it uses external batteries, you will need to purchase these separately on our batteries page, where numerous battery types are available, including 18350 batteries, 18650 batteries, 21700 batteries, and more.
According to Cancer Research UK, vaping is far less harmful than smoking. Not only that, but the UK government merits vaping as one of the most effective quit aids available, and has been able to help around 50,000 smokers quit a year. Ever wondered why Vaping101 came to be in the first place? It's because vaping literally has the power to save lives, and we couldn't be more passionate about helping others to make the switch.