With nicotine salts, it’s the best of both worlds for e-cigarette users. You don’t have to vape as often as you would with freebase nicotine e-liquids. However, you still get a stronger delivery of nicotine thanks to the addition of benzoic acid which naturally balances the PH level to create a smoother throat hit. As it continues to take the industry by storm, the development of more nic salt e-liquids and compatible devices poses the question - which is the best vape for nic salts? Here are our picks for 2023 to date, which we will add to throughout the year. First up, we have the refillable category, the best way to be in control of what nicotine salts you vape, with countless flavours available!
What are the Best Refillable Nic Salt Vape Kits?
Our number one pick for 2023 is the Innokin Arcfire – one of the best vape kits for nic salts that needs no introduction.
It ticks all the right boxes for simplicity with a stylish and user-friendly design.
Nic salts are popular with vapers because these e-liquids provide a much smoother and less harsh throat hit than freebase nicotine e-liquids (which was the standard for many years).
Although some liked the intense throat hit it gives, nic salts provide a smoother nicotine sensation which is closer to cigarettes. Vapers want not only to mimic the sensation but also the simplicity of their favourite habitual pack. Therefore, with the Innokin Arcfire, you get an easy-to-hold compact vape kit, which is available in a variety of colours, while also easy to puff and operate.
The battery size is generous at 650mAh (slightly on the small side) but charges very quickly up to 75% in only 30 minutes. The wattage is fixed and the airflow is non-adjustable, so it’s typically aimed at those who don’t want to try and alter the performance but instead just vape straight away with their chosen e-liquid.
- Charges to 75% in 30 minutes (650mAh battery)
- Fixed wattage and non-adjustable airflow for minimal fuss
- 2ml side-fill leakproof pods
- Great for beginners but not ideal for those who want to customise the experience i.e. adjust the wattage
- The pod is disposable so needs to be replaced more frequently
The next pod kit for nic salts is from big vape brand Smok. Although they tend to produce better vape mod kits that pair with freebase nicotine, they do from time to time release an absolute banger of a pod kit, such as the Smok Nord 4, which is still used today by many vapers!
For 2023 nic salt fanatics, their latest creation – the Smok Nord C, from the same series is an even lighter and more compact choice. It has an equally impressive 1800mAh battery, which is huge considering this fits in the palm of your hand effortlessly.
It also vapes up to 50W of power, which is adjustable, so you can get the best airflow and wattage which will suit the nic salt you decide to vape. The pods are top fill designed, so simple to fill your favourite vape juice with, and there is smart output technology, so it recognises the coil you pick and adjusts the wattage accordingly. All in all, with a smart OLED display and a sleek two-tone colour system, this pod kit not only looks stylish but acts the part too!
- 5-50W adjustable wattage
- Huge 1800mAh internal battery
- Stepless airflow control
- Compatible with all Smok RPM 2 coils
- Smart output technology
- 2ml top-fill pods
- Great for salt nic vaping but isn’t as flexible as the Nord 4, which caters to MTL and DTL vaping
- Some of the other recent pod kits from Smok have a higher wattage capability (up to 80-100W), so could this one not be higher too?
The Xeo Void is a no-brainer option for anyone looking to start vaping or switch up their device after getting used to nic salt vape juice.
It’s a jack-of-all-trades e-cigarette kit which boasts MTL and DTL coils when you purchase the kit (which is great), but for nic salts, all you’ll need is the 0.6 Ohm atomiser head that has a mouthpiece attached.
This is not only good for hygiene but ensures a swift vape experience straight out of the pack. It pairs excellently with nic salts or high PG e-liquids, so it really boils down to what you prefer to vape.
The device is super simple to use and the e-liquid port is at the top of the battery, so you just unscrew the atomiser, fill the nic salt vape juice, screw the atomiser head back on and away you go.
For this level of simplicity and versatility with two coils that come with the kit, you can’t beat the convenience or price for under £35.
- One of the easiest pod kits to fill your salt nic vape juice
- A versatile kit that includes MTL and DTL coil options
- Decent-sized 1500mAh battery
- Great feel in the hand with an ergonomic design
- Not fast charging – instead micro USB which is a little outdated
- Adjustable airflow could be better
Known for their clean designs, reliable coils and long-lasting batteries, Vaporesso is a worldwide brand with a great reputation for creating awesome vape kits that support all stages of the nicotine cessation journey to help someone quit smoking.
The Vaporesso Eco Nano is a fine example of that and is aimed particularly at those who love the idea of using disposable vapes to quit smoking but want to do their part for the environment and their wallets by saving some money in the process.
A square compact pod kit with some of the biggest yet sturdy pods we have seen, it has a strong plug-and-play system to fill your e-liquids effectively and securely. Their SSS technology ensures that not one drop of e-liquid is wasted and the Corex heating technology ensures a consistently warm vape throughout.
It provides pass-through charging, so you can vape and replenish the 1000mAh battery at the same time. Plus, there are tons of cool colour schemes to choose from too! Essentially, it’s as close as you’ll get to vaping a disposable in terms of simplicity.
There are no buttons to press, airflow to adjust or wattage to customise. Everything is fixed with the Eco Nano for beginners to try vaping without any issues or current vapers to enjoy nicotine without thinking about adjusting any variables and instead getting back to basics.
- Sleek design
- Fantastic battery for MTL vaping that lasts at least a couple of days
- Lightweight and compact
- Refillable with fixed coils
- Full charge in less than an hour
- No warning of declining battery life
What are the Best Pre-Filled Vapes for Nic Salts?
With tons of new flavours, an improved modular battery life, e-liquid separation from the coil before each puff and lots of interesting colour kits to pick from, this is a definite improvement on the previous Elfa and a great choice for male and female adult vapers.
The Elfa Pro is very slim and user-friendly with no buttons to press or settings to adjust. The technology ensures an easy device to operate and is perfectly capable of vaping fantastic nic salt e-liquids, which are pre-filled to the max limit of 2ml.
And because they’re like that with the new mesh coils inside, you don’t have to worry about refilling yourself. Simply swap for another! There are not only 33 different flavours to pick from, but you get one free with any of the six kits that you pick from in various colour schemes. Without a doubt, Elf Bar has created one of the best pod systems for nic salt vaping.
- Unique e-liquid separation technology
- Clear visible pods with QUAQ mesh coils (1.2 Ohm)
- 600 puffs per 2ml pod like a disposable vape but with a 500mAh battery to recharge
- 20mg nic salts
- 33 flavours in total (sold separately)
- MTL device
- Compatible with the previous Elfa pods
- Minor issue that the kit doesn’t come with a charging cable, but most people have USB chargers anyway
Vype, the US brand now making waves in the vaping industry with a change of name to Vuse, offers a practical option with the Vype ePen starter kit.
Ideal for former smokers or as a backup, its simple ergonomic design is matched by the delicious nic salt-flavoured pods such as rich tobacco and crushed mint.
The ePen kit has a 650mAh battery which you charge via the USB. Affordable, puff-activated and requiring no set-up, it’s a fantastic starter kit for anyone wanting to get into vaping after quitting smoking.
- Compact device with a comfortable grip
- Wide range of intriguing nic salt flavours
- Simple to operate
- No need to refill the e-liquids
- The battery takes two hours to fully charge
Another slim e-cigarette kit which makes a great companion for easy vaping on the go.
The nic salt pods that come with the device offer high mouth-to-lung resistance at 1.8 Ohms.
The vape pen provides slightly less battery power than the others on the list at 200mAh so you might need to carry your charger around with you depending on how much you vape.
The wattage is fixed so you don’t need to worry about any adjustments and 3.7 volts are generated through the device. You have three different nic salt pods in Tobacco, Menthol and Strawberry flavours so you can go for sweet or traditional options depending on personal preference. Each pod is 2% nic salt, so that’s the maximum strength for a smooth vape.
- Tobacco and menthol nic salt flavours
- Restrictive mouth-to-lung draw
- Innovative built-in temperature control technology
- Thin and light compact vape
- Low battery capacity of 200mAh
With nicotine salts, it’s the best of both worlds for e-cigarette users. You don’t have to vape as often as you would with freebase nicotine e-liquids. However, you still get a stronger delivery of nicotine thanks to the addition of benzoic acid which naturally balances the PH level to create a smoother throat hit.