We were all new to the world of vaping once. When you start to look around for the perfect device, though, the sheer range of options can seem overwhelming. Every other word and every other device seems to be overflowing with technical jargon and specific requirements.
So we’ve produced this guide to break down our top four favourite starter vapour kits. If you simply want to know what sort of kit you should start with and why then check out our guide below!
What Kind of Vapour Starter Kit Do You Need?
So you’re new to the vaping world. You take a look around at the dozens of devices and hundreds of e-liquids available. How do you work out which vapour starter kit is right for you?
For new vapers, we recommend focussing on three things: price, style, and ease of use. When there are so many devices on the market, you ought to focus on finding a device that looks how you want it to look without costing you an arm or a leg, and a vape that emphasises how easy it is to handle and maintain.
You ought to look for features such as automatic activation when finding a vaping device. Make sure it has a simple firing mechanism, as well as a simple charging process. Finally, look for either a pod or an all-in-one (AIO) device. Pods are extremely simple by contrast and are a favourite among first-time or casual vapers. AIOs mimic the feel and look of cigarettes – they are long and thin, with buttons where your fingers naturally fall when holding a cigarette – which also make them accessible to new vapers.
How Much should a Starter Vaping Kit Cost Me?
Typically a vapour kit can cost anywhere above £10-15 into the hundreds of pounds. However, you should not spend any less than £20 to get a quality vaping device, and do not need to pay more than £40 to find one that will be perfect for you.
The Smoant S8 Pod Kit, for example, is available on our online vapour shop for just £22.95 and is a favourite among newer vapers. Its sleek and creative style makes it incredibly attractive for those picking up vaping, and the straightforward and portable nature means you can take it anywhere you want. Best of all, its two-piece design means that the vape pod can be refilled with ease and its battery is charged via micro-USB, the same that many phones use today, so you do not need a specialist charger to keep this vape device powered up.
Do I Have the Technical Knowledge to Use a Vapour Starter Kit?
Vapour starter kits require no technical knowledge. While long-term vapers might start learning some extra tricks of the trade like Ohm’s Law and Joule’s Law to start sub-ohm vaping or using RDAs, vapour starter kits are specially designed to be intuitive and require no specialist knowledge and clear instructions to use.
Vapour starter kits have a drip tip, an accessory through which acts as the mouthpiece through which you inhale vapour, a ‘fire button’ to heat up the e-juice, a micro-USB port to charge the vaporiser, and occasionally a window or an indicator light to keep track of the amount of liquid e-and charge left in your device. In the picture above you can see the Aspire Mini Gusto and how this breaks down on a device.
The only thing that you should know before picking out your vapour starter kit is how much you want to use your vape going in. For example, if you are a smoker trying to quit from a pack a day, then you should probably get a pod mod so you can make strong e-juices – check out our complete beginner’s guide to Nic-shots to learn how! – and get your fix.
If you are also looking for a mouth-to-lung hit with your vape pen – something that imitates the drag you get from a cigarette – you might be more suited to an AIO vape pen. These devices are much closer imitations of cigarettes, especially our vapour starter kit models. Our Aspire Sprite AIO, for example, is excellent for vapers who want to imitate the experience of smoking as closely as possible.
Have you recently picked up a vapour starter kit? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below or on social media! And if you are still not sure what kind of device you are looking for, check out our complete beginner’s guide to vaporisers as well for more information.