Best Pod Mod 2020

Best Pod Mod 2020

The Pod Mod is a very compact and practical vaping system derived from the “cigalike”, which was the first electronic cigarette model introduced on the worldwide market around 2009.
A Pod Mod is a system consisting of two parts or components: a cartridge (pod) filled with the e-liquid to be vaped, and a small battery (mod). The pods can be pre-loaded or refillable, while the mods can be automatic (they can be activated simply by inhaling), or equipped with an activation button.

Given its ease of use and its portability due to its small size, a Pod Mod is currently the best e-cig system recommended for those approaching the vaping.

A Pod Mod, just because designed for those who want to give up the traditional smoke in favor of the electronic one, very well simulates the puff of a conventional cigarette, also called mouth to lung (MTL). Recently, however, the manufacturers created pods that, thanks to lower coils, are able to produce greater quantities of vapor with a more airy puff (direct to lung – DTL).

In this post we decided to draw up an updated ranking of the best pod mod on the market, for value for price ratio (QPR).

The QPR (Quality Price Ratio) is the index expressed on a 100 basis of the quality/price ratio for each pod mod.

Here is the ranking according to our team.

THE RANKING

last update: 12.01.2020

LUXE PM 40

Vaporesso

QPR 

92,1

  • Battery: 1800 mAh
  • Pod capacity: 2/4 ml
  • Pod refillable: Yes
  • Output Watt: max 40W
  • Style of vape: DL (coil 0.6 ohm) – MTL (coil 0.8 ohm)

SCEPTRE

Innokin

QPR 

90,0

  • Battery: 1400 mAh
  • Pod capacity: 3 ml
  • Pod refillable: Yes
  • Output Watt: max 20W
  • Style of vape: DL (coil 0.5 ohm) – MTL (1.2 ohm)

SMOK NORD X

Smok

QPR 

88,5

  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Pod capacity: 6 ml
  • Pod refillable: Yes
  • Output Watt: max 60W
  • Style of vape: DL (coil 0.16 – 0.4 ohm)

TARGET PM80 SE

Vaporesso

QPR 

86,0

  • Battery: external 18650
  • Pod capacity: 2-4 ml
  • Pod refillable: Yes
  • Output Watt: max 80W
  • Style of vape: DL (coil 0.2-0.3-0.6 ohm) – MTL (0.8-1.2-RBA base)

DRAG S

Voopoo

QPR 

85,8

  • Battery: 2500 mAh
  • Pod capacity: 4.5 ml
  • Pod refillable: Yes
  • Output Watt: max 60W
  • Style of vape: DL (coil 0.2 – 0.3 ohm)

XROS

Vaporesso

QPR 

85,5

  • Battery: 800 mAh
  • Pod capacity: 2 ml
  • Pod refillable: yes
  • Output Watt: max 16W
  • Style of vape: MTL (coil 0.8 – 1.2 ohm)

RPM40

Smok

QPR 

84,1

  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Pod capacity: 4.3-4.5 ml
  • Pod refillable: yes
  • Output Watt: 40W
  • Style of vape: DL (mesh coil 0.4-0.6 ohm)

AEGIS BOOST

Geekvape

QPR 

83,7

  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Pod capacity: 3.7 ml
  • Pod refillablee: yes
  • Output Watt: max 40W
  • Style of vape: DL (coil 0.4 – 0.6 ohm)

ORION DNA GO

Lost Vape

QPR 

82,5

  • Battery: 950 mAh
  • Pod capacity: 2 ml
  • Pod refillable: Yes
  • Output Watt: max 10W (MTL); max 15W (DL)
  • Style of vape: DL (coil 0.25 ohm) e MTL (coil 0.5 ohm)

MINIFIT MAX

Justfog

QPR 

80,9

  • Battery: 650 mAh
  • Pod capacity: 1.5 ml
  • Pod refillable: Yes
  • Output Watt: n.a.
  • Style of vape: MTL (coil 1.6 ohm)
Best Vape Cotton 2020

Best Vape Cotton 2020

The cotton used for vaping is used within rebuildable systems and is an untreated organic cotton, able to guarantee excellent liquid absorption capacity without altering the aromatic yield of e-liquids.

But if we go back in time to the dawn of vape, we realize that it took years before appeared on the market types of cotton designed specifically for e-cig. Before the advent of “vape cotton” the vaper used strictly biological and unbleached cotton wool with bleach or various dyes.

A step forward was made when, a few years ago the vapers discovered the pads of Japanese organic cotton (the most famous are the Muji and Koh Gen Doh) used as a product for personal care and specifically for skincare.

Today, fortunately, there are numerous companies on the market that produce specific cotton for vape, and this facilitated the operations of rebuildable of the various devices, helping to improve the aromatic performance of vaporized e-liquids.

In this post we decided to draw up an updated list of the best “vape cotton” on the market.

The overall score is given by the average of three characteristics observed for each cotton.

Here is the ranking according to our team.

THE RANKING

last update: 11.25.2020

COTTON BACON PRIME

Wick ‘N’ Vape

Score

9,3

  • Absorbency: 9/10
  • Building: 9/10
  • Flavour: 10/10

FUZZ ORGANIC COTTON

The Yorkshire Vaper

Score

9,2

  • Absorbency: 8.5/10
  • Building: 9/10
  • Flavour: 10/10

COTTON BACON V 2.0

Wick ‘N’ Vape

Score

9.0

  • Absorbency: 8.5/10
  • Building: 9/10
  • Flavour: 9.5/10

ANGORABBIT

Youme

Score

8.8

  • Absorbency: 9/10
  • Building: 9/10
  • Flavour: 8.5/10

NATIVE WICKS PLATINUM

Native Wicks

Score

8.5

  • Absorbency: 8/10
  • Building: 9/10
  • Flavour: 8.5/10

KENDO GOLD EDITION

Kendo

Score

8.2

  • Absorbency: 6/10
  • Building: 9/10
  • Flavour: 9.5/10

FIBER N’ COTTON

Spinum

Score

8.0

  • Absorbency: 8/10
  • Building: 8/10
  • Flavour: 8/10

WOTOFO COTTON

Wotofo

Score

7.8

  • Absorbency: 7.5/10
  • Building: 8/10
  • Flavour: 8/10

UD KOH GEN DOH

Koh Gen Doh

Score

7.8

  • Absorbency: 9/10
  • Building: 7.5/10
  • Flavour: 7/10

MUJI

Muji

Score

7.8

  • Absorbency: 9/10
  • Building: 7.5/10
  • Flavour: 7/10
SMOORE, VAPORESSO’s Parent, first vaping billionaires!

SMOORE, VAPORESSO’s Parent, first vaping billionaires!

SMOORE, VAPORESSO’s Parent, brought the First Vaping Billionaires After Listing.

The world’s biggest vaping device provider, VAPORESSO’s parent company, SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LTD (SMOORE), has become the first in the vaping industry to announce an IPO in Hong Kong, with a total market value of over 21.8 billion USD – triple the estimated value before IPO.

A milestone event in vaping history

On December 19, 2019, SMOORE submitted the listing application materials to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the name of the holding company SMOORE International Holdings Limited. At 9:30 am on July 10, 2020, SMOORE International (6969.HK) was officially listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Who’s SMOORE? And how it achieved those significant achievements so far?

As the world’s largest provider of vaping equipment, SMOORE constantly aims to improve the status quo and is committed to bringing a unified and complete standard to the entire vaping industry. The listing in Hong Kong has provided SMOORE with a strong supporting role in setting the industry benchmark. Hiring more employees in the R&D field than employees in the sales team, it’s obvious the significance SMOORE puts on the innovation part.

With 14 years’ experience in the field of OEM/ODM, it’s no wonder that, according to Frost & Sullivan, based on 2019 revenue calculations, SMOORE accounts for 16.5% of the total market share. Synonymizing with high quality, SMOORE has obtained its professionality in heating element technologies, which has been passed down to its sub-brands’ products, giving them the same innovative and safe qualities.

Being a vaper, you definitely know VAPORESSO, which is an owned vape brand of SMOORE since 2015.

As one of the sub-brands, Vaporesso has inherited SMOORE’s spirit and incorporated it into its own mission to be Beyond the Ordinary. With cutting-edge ingenuity, VAPORESSO is dedicated to satisfying its customers with the high-quality vaping experience.

VAPORESSO’s products – such as VECO, ZERO, LUXE and the GEN family – cover the full range of open-system vapes and fulfil the various needs from the vapers. So far, along with SMOORE, VAPORESSO’s business has spread to more than 60 countries and regions around the world and has established a substantial brand influence in Europe, America, and emerging markets.

But VAPORESSO’s efforts far exceed that. By working closely together with partners, with its consistent innovation and craftsmanship, VAPORESSO will keep providing high-quality products and services for the existing 800 million happy users and counting, thereby providing a better future for the vaping industry.

Italian Western Collection Flavors (Officine Svapo & The Flavourist)

Italian Western Collection Flavors (Officine Svapo & The Flavourist)

From a The Flavourist idea, the new tobacco extracts line manufactured by Officine Svapo

“The decadent charm of the Wild West revives in Poncho, Il Monco, and Agua Caliente, three tobacco extracts produced in cooperation with The Flavourist and inspired by the Dollar Trilogy of great director Sergio Leone.”

Oops, we did it too! Yes, after many years of testing and reviewing hundreds of e-liquids, our team felt ready and mature to venture into the creation of tobacco extracts line. So we decided to present the project to a manufacturing company that we believe could share and embrace our creative concept, a historical company that well embodies tradition and quality and with a typical Italian vintage style.

Thus was born a beautiful collaboration with Officine Svapo, a brand well known for its noble tobacco extracts and more generally for the philosophy of maximum enhancement of Made in Italy. A synergy aimed to create a series of high quality products that highlights the undisputed primacy Italy holds in the vaping segment reserved to organic tobacco and slow vape.

We took our inspiration from the film world, one of the many fields in which Italy is an absolute symbol of world excellence, fascinated by the slightly nostalgic memory for that western genre, marked by the indelible signature of the great Sergio Leone.

The Italian Western Collection line is born with the desire to pay homage to the creative art of our master of cinema, recreating those sensations and those rustic, raw and wild atmospheres of modern western movies: from Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western to Officine Svapo and The Flavourist western vape era.

And this time is our turn to be judged …

Italian Western Collection

Poncho

“Warm and enveloping like the ample mantel used as protection in the inhospitable, endless lands of the Far West. Poncho is an extract of Verona Tobacco, a precious and full-bodied flued cured with unique, unmatched features.”

  • FORMAT: aroma 10 ml
  • TYPE: Single tobacco
  • STRENGTH: Medium
  • DILUTION: 10%
  • STEEPING: 7-15 days

Il Monco

“Mysterious, dark and gloomy, Il Monco hides a very complex blend of Syrian Latakia, Verona Tobacco and Kentucky from Benevento. A structured mix with raw, deeply dark hues and an intense old fashion taste.”

  • FORMAT: aroma 10 ml
  • TYPE: Tobacco blend
  • STRENGTH: Medium-strong
  • DILUTION: 10%
  • STEEPING: 7-15 days

Agua Caliente

“Have you ever heard about Agua Caliente? Some say it’s a secrete mixture, obtained from a blend of Kentucky, Latakia and Perique Tobaccos, combined with sweet potato and blackcurrant extracts. Rude but sweet, the vapeador’s morning awakening.”

  • FORMAT: aroma 10 ml
  • TYPE: Tobacco flavored
  • STRENGTH: Medium-strong
  • DILUTION: 10%
  • STEEPING: 7-15 days

Reviews

Alkemikosvapo

SMC Svapo e Musica Club (parte 1)

Sacha Il Bove Show

Il mio angolo dello svapo

SMC Svapo e Musica Club (parte 1)

SMC Svapo e Musica Club (live)

Svapo di Guancia

Che bella la sigaretta elettronica

Best Low Cost MTL Tanks 2020

Best Low Cost MTL Tanks 2020

The electronic cigarette was born about ten years ago and is a handheld electronic device that simulates the experience of smoking a cigarette. It must de said that the first e-cig emulated the conventional cigarette both in terms of aesthetics and gesture (mouth to lung puff).
Over time this device has evolved far away from the traditional cigarette and have emerged thr first electronic devices capable of developing large quantities of vapour thanks to a more airy puff (direct to lung).

That’s why today we can distinguish in the vaping between mouth to lung atomizers (MTL) and direct to lung atomizers (DTL).
In this post we decided to draw up an updated ranking of the best mouth to lung atomizers (MTL) on the market, for value for price ratio (QPR), whether they are rebuildable (RTA) or non-rebuildable (head coil).

The QPR (Quality Price Ratio) is the index expressed on a 100 basis of the quality/price ratio for each atomizer.

Here is the ranking according to our team.

THE RANKING

last update: 05.26.2020

ARES 2 MTL RTA

Innokin

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

92.5

  • Type: rebuildable atomizer (RTA)
  • E-liquids: creamy ejuice, tobacco flavored
  • Suggested to: skilled, hardcore vapers

LIMIT MTL RTA

Kizoku

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

91.4

  • Type: rebuildable atomizer (RTA), non rebuildable (head coil)
  • E-liquids: any kind of tobacco ejuice
  • Suggested to: newbies, skilled, hardcore vapers

AUGUSE MTL RTA

Auguse

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

90.8

  • Type: rebuildable atomizer (RTA)
  • E-liquids: any kind of tobacco e-juices
  • Suggested to: skilled, hardcore vapers

AMMIT MTL RTA

Geekvape

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

86.0

  • Type: rebuildable atomizer (RTA)
  • E-liquids: flavoured tobaccos, creamy
  • Suggested to: skilled, hardcore vapers

BRUNHILDE MTL RTA

Vapefly

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

84.8

  • Type: rebuildable atomizer (RTA)
  • E-liquids: tobaccos, flavoured tobaccos, fruity
  • Suggested to: skilled, hardcore vapers

EXPROMIZER V3 FIRE

ExVape

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

82.5

  • Type: rebuildable atomizer (RTA)
  • E-liquids: dark tobaccos
  • Suggested to: hardcore vapers

PRECISIO MTL RTA

BD Vape – Fumytech

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

82.3

  • Type: rebuildable atomizer (RTA)
  • E-liquids: tobaccos, creamy, fruity
  • Suggested to: hardcore vapers

ZLIDE

Aspire

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

82.0

  • Type: head coil atomizer
  • E-liquids: tobaccos, creamy, fruity
  • Suggested to: newbies, skilled, hardcore vapers

FRESIA RTA

Damn Vape

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

80.9

  • Type: rebuildable atomizer (RTA)
  • E-liquids: single tobaccos, dark tobaccos
  • Suggested to: hardcore vapers

ARES MTL RTA

Innokin

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

79.6

  • Type: rebuildable atomizer (RTA)
  • E-liquids: flavoured tobaccos, light tobaccos, creamy, fruity
  • Suggested to: hardcore vapers

NAUTILUS 2s Tank

Aspire

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

75.4

  • Type: head coil atomizer
  • E-liquids: tobaccos, creamy, fruity
  • Suggested to: newbies, skilled, hardcore vapers

ZENITH MTL Tank

Innokin

QPR (Quality Price Ratio)

74.5

  • Type: head coil atomizer
  • E-liquids: tobaccos, creamy, fruity
  • Suggested to: newbies, skilled, hardcore vapers
Drip Tip: the collection by Officine Svapo

Drip Tip: the collection by Officine Svapo

The importance of being a drip tip

The drip tip is the electronic cigarette  component from which the steam generated by the atomizer comes out to be sucked by the vaper. It is the only e-cig component that comes into contact with the lips and can, for good reason, be considered as the indispensable bridge that connects the personal vaporizer to the user.

In the first years of electronic cigarettes history, the drip tip had little consideration and importance, but subsequently, with the evolution of the vaping systems which became increasingly sought after, complex and consequently performing, it took on a crucial role among the e-cig components, like or almost like a mod or an atomizer.

Especially in the so-called hard vaping, a niche in which the most expert vapers gravitate, users of the most advanced vaping systems on the market, the choice of an appropriate drip tip can significantly change the aromatic perceptions of an e-juice.

The Italian manufacturer Officine Svapo, known for its natural tobacco extracts, created since 2013 a line of over 15 different drip tip models, with a selection among the largest and most complete ever within the vaping sector, especially for what concerns the MTL vape.

The Officine Svapo drip tips, all rigorously 100% made in Italy, are conceived and studied to satisfy multiple tastes, offering the best possible ergonomics together with a refined design and a wide choice of materials (methacrylate, galalite, olive, rosewood, ebony, buffalo horn, boxwood, aluminum etc.)

Officine Svapo’s mission is to meet the most needs of users by offering the right drip tip that can embellish and enrich the vaping both from an aromatic and aesthetic point of view, allowing infinite possibilities of matching according to the finishes of a device.

Below we present a selection of this collection, illustrating its main features for each drip tip.

The complete catalog of drip tips by Officine Svapo is available at this link.

510 connection

Mod. ZEUS

Rosewood

“Long and flared, it rests gently on the lips, for a soft and natural touch”

Dimensions

Length 19 mm
Inlet hole Ø 3.0 mm
Outlet hole Ø 2.8 mm

Puff

MTL with a slow and tasting vape

E-liquids

Tobacco (all)

Mod. ROOK

Transparent methacrylate

“Small and slender, with a great feeling on the lips. Modern and minimal design”

Dimensions

Length 13.7 mm
Inlet hole Ø 4 mm
Outlet hole Ø 2.7 mm

Puff

MTL with quick and close puffs

E-liquids

Tobaccos (single, flavored)
Creamy (all)

Mod. OFFICINE

Smoked methacrylate

“Classic and comfortable line, for an easy and all day vape”

Dimensions

Length 13.8 mm
Inlet hole Ø 4 mm
Outlet hole Ø 3 mm

Puff

MTL slightly airy. A versatile all day puff

E-liquids

Tobacco (light, flavored)
Fruity (all)
Creamy (all)

Mod. KING

Amber methacrylate

“Little, narrow and with a very attractive design. With King always a firm and penetrating vape”

Dimensions

Length 13.5 mm
Inlet hole Ø 4 mm
Outlet hole Ø 2.8 mm

Puff

Restricted MTL for a vibrant and intense puff

E-liquids

Tobacco(dark blend)
Fruity (structured mix)

Mod. ZEUS

Amber methacrylate

“A long and waisted line with a great aesthetic impact. Delicate and pleasant on the lips”

Dimensions

Length 22.6 mm
Inlet hole Ø 4 mm
Outlet hole Ø 3.2 mm

Puff

A perfectly calibrated MTL vape of pure relaxation

E-liquids

Tobacco (blend)
Fruity (strctured mix)
Creamy (structured mix)

Mod. ARGO

Turtle methacrylate

“Full and compact shape, it gives a round and full-bodied puff”

Dimensions

Length 10 mm
Inlet hole Ø 3 mm
Outlet hole Ø 2.6 mm

Puff

Restricted MTL vape for a warm puff and a strong aromatic impact

E-liquids

Tobacco (blend, flavored)
Creamy (all)

Mod. LAERTE

Ebony

“Little but with intense and deep contact, for a pure meditation vape”

Dimensions

Length 8.2 mm
Inlet hole Ø 2.8 mm
Outlet hole Ø 1.7 mm

Puff

Very restricted MTL for a slow and rhythmic vape

E-liquids

Tobacco (all)

Mod. OFFICINE

Dark gray methacrylate

“Classic and comfortable line, for an easy and all day vape”

Dimensions

Length 13.8 mm
Inlet hole Ø 4 mm
Outlet hole Ø 3 mm

Puff

MTL slightly airy. A versatile all day puff

E-liquids

Tobacco (light, flavored)
Fruity (all)
Creamy (all)

Mod. PERSEO

Aluminum

“Small but flashy, cold on the lips but with a warm and enveloping steam”

Dimensions

Length 9 mm
Inlet hole Ø 3.2 mm
Outlet hole Ø 3.2 mm

Puff

MTL calibrated with warm and incisive puff

E-liquids

Fruity (simple taste)
Creamy (all)