Best Vape Mods
This section of the review site looks at the best 3 Vape mods. This ensures we have covered all the major categories of UK vape products, e cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens and the best vape mods. Generally speaking however I would always recommend that people looking to quit smoking use a simpler device than the box mods reviewed here. Something more akin to a cigarette so it feels more natural when you switch to vaping. You may get more vapour from these mod devices but they use a much lower nicotine concentration so you will use a lot more e liquid (higher running costs) while the nicotine you actually absorb is much the same as the e-cigarette devices we recommend.
If you want a vape device with sub ohm functionality but in a pen style see our best vape pen section.
Vape mod UK categories
There are three main mod categories that we believe are important in helping you choose your vape mod. Each full vape kit is priced between £50-£60:
Click each title below for further information on each category.
Best Performance Mod, Ease of Use Category
The Trinity is manufactured by the well-known and respected V2 e cigarette brand and is designed like many of their products to simply work straight out of the box. Automatic mode – No complicated buttons or complex choices. Turn it on, fill with e liquid, find the right temperature for your specific e liquid and vape. It is also feels around half the size of the competition.
However, for those wishing to tailor their vaping there is also a manual mode where if desired you can make a number of personal choices by using the various coils or atomizers. This is a useful option for some, after getting used to the device in auto-mode you may want to experiment with various options that the alternative coils offer.
Coils come in three resistances, 0.5 Ohm (optional accessory) , 0.8 Ohm and 1.2 Ohm, each will give a slightly different vape experience which can be tailored to VG or PG e liquids. You may want greater volumes of vapour or a sharper taste from your e liquid and using the various coils at their optimum settings will give the vaper a wide range of vape sensations.
In designing the Trinity, V2 have ensured the device is rock solid, it does feel like it is unbreakable. V2 have also packed this technology into the smallest and most discrete vape device on the market.
- 5-40 Watts
- Resistance: 0.2 – 3 Ohms; Bypass Mode 0.1-1.2 Ohms
- TC mode with temperature ranging from 200-600 F
- Ni200, Titanium and SS316 options
- short circuit protection
- low voltage protection
- overheating protection
- over-current protection
- overtime vaping warning
- 1200 mAh battery
What is in the TRINITY Kit
- 1 Vaporiser
- 1 Tank
- 1 Sub Ohm Atomizer (0.8 Ω)
- 1 Standard Atomizer (1.2 Ω)
- 1 USB Charging Cord
- 1 User Manual
Power Range: 5-40 W which is ideal for most smokers
Our take: If you want small, discrete simple and rock solid there is no better vape mod than the Vapour2 Trinity!
Best All-round Vape Mod Category
Globally there are 3 main manufacturers that are generally recognised as vape mod specialists. Innokin is one. Whilst the vape market develops there have been various attempts at bringing out new and fancy devices. For example, some devices offer apps that you can use on your iPhone, Bluetooth mods! These can tell you how many inhalations you have made over any time period you choose, some can show you charts of the rise and fall of the temperature as you take a puff in real time, you can even name your mod…. If you like!
In many instances it would appear that these fads appear to be driven by some device manufacturers rather than by us the vaper. To me I just want to vape, I don’t need connectivity with my iPhone to enjoy vaping. The Cool Fire with it’s ongoing revisions and upgrades has been a constant for a number of years and has therefore been recognised as one of the best vape mods year in, year out, it is always there, a classic. And the reason for this is its design, functionality and reliability. Like a classic car, a VW Beetle, Fiat 500 or Porsche, they just are well designed and well-made and stand the test of time. The DeLorian was certainly a fad car that on the face of it was a dream car at the time, but it didn’t last long and had reliability issues!
A word of Warning
The Cool fire IV comes in a range of models including the Cool Fire 4 Plus and Cool fire Ultra with Aethon chipset. The smaller Innokin Jem has also become hugely popular. You can get the Cool Fire 4 plus “mod only” but for an extra £4.99 get the kit that includes the £20 iSub Apex tank, it is worth it! Make sure you avoid the older Cool Fire 40 W too, adverts often don’t differentiate so you might think you are buying a bargain when you are actually buying the cheaper and older lower spec model. There are also many fakes so buy from a reputable dealer so you get the real McCoy with a proper warranty.
The Coolfire 4 Plus 70 W is the device if you need a high spec solid vape mod with the options that the newer or more advanced vapers desire. You simply cant go wrong with the Coolfire 70 W range of vape mods. The considerably smaller Jem is an option if you require simple, straightforward and tiny!
Coolfire 4 Plus Features
- Battery: 4000 mAh
- Maximum output Wattage: 150 W
- Maximum working Current : 36 A
- Max. output Voltage: 7.5 V
- Atomizer Resistance: 0.1 ohm (Minimum)
- Temperature Control Mode: Ni (0.1‐0.2 Ohm), Ti (0.1‐
- 0.5 Ohm), Stainless Steel 316L (0.2‐1.0 Ohm ) coils are recommended.
- 150‐315 °C 5°C increments
- 300‐600 °F 5°F increments
- Operating Wattage Range:6.0 ‐ 150 W .5 Watt increments
- Precision Temperature Control
- Ultra‐low External Heat Generation
- Dry Hit Detection & Prevention
- Ultra Low Standby Power Consumption
- Direct Current – Steady Power
- Output Balanced Even Coil Heat‐Up
Best Advanced Vape Mod Category
With the advances in the technology within the vape industry over the few short years the vaping innovation has been around there is no better company at making the most of the opportunity than Smoktech. And the Smok Alien is their flagship mod. They are constantly market leader with new and interesting innovations like the “pistol grip” Smok Mag which may not however appeal to many female vapers. Founded in 2010 in Shenzhen China they have now become a major global player.
Whilst many of their product could be considered as not being mainstream, for example a touch screen UI and high def view panel with almost 40 colour options may not be top of everyone’s list of needs. The new sleek glass-look Smok X-Priv however is set to become a winner.
The Smok Alien with a massive 220 W of power however has forged ahead of the competition and is now one of the most popular advanced vape mods out there. Like the Innokin Coolfire, this mod has also stood the test of time and has been a top-of-the-mods contender for over a year now and the mod of choice for those who demand high level performance and functionality in a well-made reliable mod.
Check out the full specification and functionality in the Smok Alien Features section at the end. Rather than writing out long-hand all about the many features, it is so much easier in bullet form!!
First of all you need to know what you are doing if you want to get the most out of this mod, perhaps you also need to be a bit of a “cloud chaser” too! For me personally there are just too many options, both variable wattage (VW) and temperature control (TC) modes, online firmware upgrades, RBA or pre-built coils … the options are almost endless.
Having said that, the Alien does have a “plug-and-play” mode. Thus you don’t have to mess with all of the functions if you don’t want to and you can get straight to vaping with relative ease. Therefore you don’t have to use every feature and it will do standard vaping. But you are paying quite a bit more for all the bells and whistles so to get your money’s worth, you probably need to want all of those options and more to the point want to use those options.
As a final point many sites selling the Alien do have a disclaimer along the lines of “Advanced User Item. Use at Your Own Risk!” So, before you buy make sure you know what you are doing!
Temperature Control Output
- Ni200 Nickel Support
- Titanium Support
- Stainless Steel Support
- Adjustable Initial Resistance
- 200 to 600 degree Fahrenheit Output Range
- 06 to 3.0 ohm Atomizer Resistance Range
6 to 220 W Power Output
- 0.35 V to 8 V
- 0.1 to 3.0 ohm Atomizer Resistance Range
Extra Large OLED Screen
- Output Wattage or Temperature
- Six Line and Three Column Display
- Output Voltage
- Output Timer
- Mode and Heating Element
- Individual Battery Life Indicator
- Working Effect
- PCB Temperature
- Puff Counter
- Atomizer Resistance
- Amperage Amperage Output
- Contrast Adjustment
- Rotatable Screen
Innovative and Ergonomic Firing Mechanism
- Comfortable and Easy to Use
- Squeeze to Fire Operation
- Sliding and Locking Bottom Battery Access Door
- 24K Gold Plated Battery Terminals
- Rechargeable via Micro USB Port