What a year it’s been for the vaping world in 2020. Plenty of fantastic modifications, upgrades and entirely new vapes to cater to an industry who love innovation, technical features and stylish designs. It doesn't matter if you're seeking a compact pod to convert over from smoking or looking for an advanced box mod with all the necessary extras. With each vaper on a different journey, there’s a device available for every need and requirement. Below we do our best to highlight the best vapes on the market in 2020.
Best Dry Herb Vaporiser
If you’re looking for a high-quality dry herb vaporiser device, the Khan Dry Herb Vaporiser is more than up to the task. For style alone, it looks the part with a cool aluminium finish to the material and a metal snake symbol on the front of the device. With one of the largest top loading containers, you can fit a fair amount of dry herb before vaping away. The Pyrex bubbler helps to cool down the device, which heats between 150°- 240°C. Simply hold the fire button for three seconds to adjust to a temperature that.
- 2200mAh battery
- 0.5g chamber
- LED screen
- Isolated airpath for optimum airflow control
- Protective Pyrex glass mouthpiece which prevents burning
A premium vaping device for one of the best vaporiser experiences in the UK, the XEO VOID will not disappoint. In terms of quality, practicality and design, it can’t be beaten in 2020 and beyond. With safety a top priority, it’s 100% leak-proof and complimented with a childproof function. Plus, you can switch between Direct to Lung (DTL) vaping with a higher Sub-Ohm coil of 1.0 or drop down to 0.6 Ohms for a Mouth to Lung (MTL) experience, which is a familiar technique smokers use for cigarettes. You can find out more about how to vape here.
Another consideration when vaping with this pen is which e-liquids you will use. The good thing about the XEO Void is it works well with a 50/50 PG and VG ratio. Alternatively, you could select a higher VG content if you prefer liquids to produce larger clouds and a smoother hit. What ratio you decide can alter the experience, changing the flavour, throat hit and much more.
- 1500mAh battery
- 2ml capacity for e-liquids
- Available in a range of impressive colours
Best Starter Kit
Looking for a discreet way to vape, providing a smooth transition from smoking to vaping? Then the V2 Cigs all in one e-liquid starter kit is the ideal option for beginner vapers. You have the option to vape manually by clicking the fire button or automatically via the cartridge based on personal preference. Sleek and simple to use, it ticks all the right boxes for beginner vapers.
- Rechargeable battery
- Lightweight device (18g)
- High powered voltage for a compact kit (4.2V)
- Multiple flavours to choose from including menthol cartridges
- Switches as a shisha pen
Best DTL Tank
For a restrictive DTL vaping experience, you want to inhale at a low wattage to enhance the flavour of your e-liquid. The Zlide is one of the best tanks around for doing this because of the airflow control settings and adjustable features on the tank. Its versatility is key because you can equally use it as a high-quality MTL tank too. Just up the coil ohm resistance for a stronger throat hit.
Plus, not only do you get an excellent drip tip which makes a lovely mouthpiece, but also an easy to fill device too, which prevents spillages. The additional lock feature for childproof security is a bonus. Simply ‘zlide’ open the top and pour in your e-liquid.
Another handy feature with the tank is the ability to use a wide range of coils. You can mix them up, reuse old ones or invest in new coils which fit the 22mm diameter frame. Therefore, it’s possible to alter with the Zenith coils and even add the tank to any suitable devices using a 510 connection.
- 2ml capacity
- Replaceable Pyrex glass tank
- Can disassemble tank to clean thoroughly
- Adjustable temperature by optimising airflow settings
- Adaptable tank for DTL and MTL
Best Prefilled Pod
Another fantastic pod device which makes the switch from smoking to vaping effortless. With a 1.4ml capacity, you can store more than enough e-liquid. This is only optimised further by the introduction of NicTech, which helps to remove benzoic acid for a more natural experience. A soft surface on the outside and charges with ease internally, highlighted by the indicator which lights up for the user.
You can pick from popular flavours such as Bright Leaf Tobacco and even mint for a cool sensation, which smokers may miss following the menthol ban. What we adore about the RipStick is the portability of this device and the smaller vapour production, should you wish to enjoy the experience with less attention drawn to the clouds.
- 500mAh battery
- Six different flavoured pods
- Light indicator for each draw of vapour
- USB port
- Rubber finish for easy grip
Best Refillable Pod
We know how popular the SMOK Nord 2 is as a refillable pod but for 2020 the focus turns to the iQ ONE. Not only does it compliment a blend of PG and VG ratios e-liquids, but works equally well with the 100% VG VSAVI e-liquids. With the Hangsen iQ ONE’s stylish design, portability and most importantly airflow, you can get the best of both worlds. Not only does it provide that instant hit for Mouth to Lung vapers, but adjusts for a nice Direct to Lung experience too.
You can refill the pod multiple times before needing to be swapped, reaching up to 20 times based on some vaping users and their individual needs. It’s super easy and the coil strengths can be adjusted too between 0.6 and 0.8 ohms. Therefore, the iQ ONE works well with a high VG e-liquid, in addition to providing smooth flavours with your nic salts. Also, it’s worth noting that with this device you can find additional pods and coils at a more affordable price for continued vaping, in contrast to other pods.
- 1100mAh battery
- 2ml tank
- Battery LED indicator
- Never run out of battery with a quick ‘pass through’ vaping charge
- A protective device with short-circuit, dry burn and low power prevention
Best Mod Vape
A round of applause for the stand out all-round mod of the year, the SMOK Rigel of 2020, which definitely takes the crown. A mighty powerful 230w device needs to deliver excellent results and it certainly exceeds expectations, boasting several impressive features. For cloud chasers, it’s a dream with a large refill slot and adjustable airflow at the base of the device. The TVF9 tank is intelligently designed and we love the build of the SMOK Rigel.
With two 18650 batteries tightly secured behind a titanium case with a grooved finish, it really appeals to box mod lovers who seek stylish colour scheme vapes. It provides such a smooth flavour with mesh coils, in particular, assisting to produce huge clouds of vapour. Alternatively, you can dial down the airflow for a more controlled MTL hit.
- 2ml tank
- Type-C Port
- Strong stainless steel and carbon fibre design
- 0.96 inch TFT display
- Individual indicators for remaining battery on both 18650s
All of these devices impress because they provide a versatile mixture of features any vaper could get to grips with. Generally speaking, pod devices pair up with beginners looking for an MTL technique, while more advanced mods help vapers kick on to the next stage of their experience. If you require any help pairing up your e-liquid with the right device, we’re available to answer any questions.