Switching from smoking cigarettes to vaping should really be the simplest decision any smoker could make. After all, as Public Health England attests, vaping is 95% safer than smoking cigarettes. Include the fact that not only does vaping help ex-smokers satisfy their nicotine cravings to help them adapt to life without tobacco, but it also offers a galaxy of flavours to enjoy and fantastic devices to experiment with.
But it’s precisely the choices available to new vapers that can make it seem quite daunting for those unfamiliar with e-cigarettes, e-liquids and vaping accessories. That’s where the fuss-free, flavoursome and portable pleasures of the Starter Kit comes in; devices that deliver sublime simplicity without compromising on flavour or performance.
2021 has only just gotten into second gear, and yet we've already seen some superb new starter kits arrive at Vapestore. In addition to these, there are many slightly older kits that remain as popular today as they ever have. Let's take a look at some of the best starter vape kits available right now at Vapestore.
What is a Starter Kit?
There is a vape device for every vaper, from monstrous sub-ohm cloud-machines and tanks that you build your own coils for, to kits the size of a USB stick which don’t even require any buttons to operate. But choosing the right kit is only half the journey. There’s also the question of pairing the right device with the right e-liquid – high VG, high PG, 50/50, nic salt etc. If you’re new to vaping and find this all a little confusing, you’ll find no judgment here. We’d rather help instead.
For a device to be considered a great starter kit it really only needs the following qualities:
- Small and compact for easy portability
- Large battery life for all-day dependability
- Suits high-nicotine e-liquid to completely arrest nicotine cravings
- Looks good!
Okay, let’s add a fifth, super-important quality: it needs to be SIMPLE to use! We really want a kit that can be adjusted easily to deliver the preferred vaping experience for you (the right nicotine level, flavour intensity and draw), can slip smoothly into a pocket or bag and taken anywhere, and has the power to last all day. Of course, the vast majority of vape devices all offer such features, but many will bundle in all sorts of features and configurations that greatly expand their customisability at the cost of their simplicity. A great starter kit sticks to the core attributes that make e-cigarettes such a great tool to quit smoking, and ignores the rest.
At Vapestore, you’ll find dozens of fantastic Starter Vape Kits that will suit your needs perfectly, and many that come bundled with free e-liquids that can really start your vaping journey in style. Choosing our favourite recommendations is always a challenge but we believe you simply won’t go wrong with the following Best Starter Vape Kits.
This premium-quality refillable pod kit from Vapouriz has been designed to effortlessly replace your cigarette habit with a safer, more rewarding alternative that’s so simple to use and relieves cravings instantly. The Vpod Pro is so easy to use but is compact enough to fit discreetly inside any pocket, bag, or compartment until you need it.
Housing a powerful, quick-firing 850mAh battery for reliable all-day use, the advanced Vpod Pro features an innovative vibration alert system that helps you seamlessly track your usage throughout the day. The internal 1.2ohm coil features a dual-core build that delivers incredible flavour and there’s no need to change fiddly coils; simply dispose of the pod at the end of its life and replace with a new one.
Having continued their focus on their pioneering pod kits, it’s been great to see vape giants SMOK return to the classic pen-style form factor with this year’s Smok Vape Pen 22. The new Smok Vape Pen 22 is powerful sub-ohm vape device but with the convenience and affordability of a classic slim form-factor vape pen style. Featuring a powerful 1650mAh battery and fast USB charging, it’s the perfect device to grab and go.
A redesigned sub-ohm tank produces immaculate flavour and astonishing clouds, thanks to the aid of 0.3ohm dual core mesh coils (included). The Vape Pen 22 features LED light feedback to track your battery life. The single button is all the device needs to get you vaping. Simply long press to vape, press 5 times to turn on or off and double click to see your remaining battery.
Aspire’s new Onixx kit pairs classic looks with sublime ergonomics thanks to lightweight, premium materials that feel great in the hand. Whether you’re new to vaping or looking for a portable, easy to use kit that looks great too, the new Onixx kit from Aspire ticks every box. Perfect for a satisfying MTL (mouth to lung) experience, the Onixx can even accommodate sub-ohm, DL (direct lung) vaping with a choice of Aspire BP coils.
Featuring a long-lasting 2000mAh battery and a max output of 40w, the Aspire Onixx makes a great all-day vape companion with a bevy of great features courtesy of Aspire’s advanced ASP chipset. The Onixx provides a handy variable wattage mode as well as a range of safety protections for a safe and comfortable vape. With rapid Type-C charging, your Onixx kit can be good to go after just a few minutes’ charging.
The Aspire Onixx is crowned with the Onixx Tank, a superb tank that offers incredible flavour and longevity when equipped with Aspire’s famous BP coils. To refill the Onixx tank, simply unscrew the top cap and fill with your choice of e-liquid. The tank’s bottom adjustable airflow lets users fine-tune their ideal draw.
The new look Uwell Caliburn G vape kit is a subtle yet welcome improvement to an already amazing pod kit, and one that offers more versatility and performance without sacrificing any of the original Caliburn’s simplicity or discreet style.
The Uwell Caliburn G contains a long-lasting 690mAh internal battery with a 15W max output for even more intense flavour than the original. New to the Caliburn G is the addition of a dual airflow system that allows you to choose between a tighter, more restricted vape similar to a cigarette and a looser, airier vape, simply by adjusting the direction of the pod when you insert it into the mod.
Vaping the Caliburn G is as simple as pressing the fire button or inhaling as you would a traditional cigarette, making the G a great choice for newer vapers. The pods themselves have been tweaked for a wider, more comfortable feel on the lips.
Unlike the closed-coil system of the original pods, the Caliburn G pods can be fitted with a choice of two replaceable coils: a 0.8ohm coil for increased vapour and the airier draw and a 1.0ohm coil that delivers a sublime MTL (mouth-to-lung) sensation. Both coils work best with high-PG, 50/50 and nicotine salts eliquids.
The Swag PX80 pod mod kit from Vaporesso is stunningly unique vape device that packs up to 80W power output into a sleek and snug device that will fit as comfortably in a pocket as it will your palm.
The Swag PX80 utilises an external 18650 battery (sold separately). It’s astonishing ‘holographic’ IML screen blends seamlessly into the body of the device, displays all the useful information and can be customised to display a choice of colours. The advanced AXON chip within the device allows for intelligent coil recognition, 0.001s Insta-fire and a host of safety features.
The pod included with the Swag PX80 features a Quad Leakage Protection system to prevent leaks and spills, and a smooth, adjustable airflow that can easily controlled by simply rotating the pod to find your preferred airflow. You can even replace the coils without emptying the pod! The Swag PX80 uses Vaporesso’s game-changing GTX Coils for intense flavour and impressive cloud production.
NB: Batteries must be purchased separately - this setup requires 1 x 18650
One of the best-selling vape kits in the world, the Aspire PockeX Vape Kit celebrates its anniversary in 2021 with some stunning new colours, and makes for an ideal starter kit and an introduction to sub-ohm vaping.
The Aspire PockeX is the ultimate All-in-One (AIO) vape kit. Shorter than the iPhone SE, it is a great little mouth to lung vaping device. Featuring a simple, single-button operation, the Aspire Pockex AIO is a fuss-free device with a 1500mAh battery that can easily see you through a whole day. The wide bore drip tip and large air flow system delivers a fantastic vape and the top-fill system prevents mess when topping up your e-liquid.
The pre-installed 0.6ohm coil provides a fantastic mouth to lung vape that’s warm, rich and flavoursome and is best suited to 50/50, classic and high PG eliquids. Other coils are available separately so this is a vape kit you can really experiment with.
The Argus 40 is a powerful and versatile Pod kit that fuses incredible performance with great design and versatility. The kit is powered by a 1500mAh built-in battery with a 40W max output, ensuring all day use and longevity. Voopoo’s celebrated GENE.AI chip continues to add safety features and useful functions including intelligent coil recognition. The VooPoo Argus 40 can be operated with a fire button or auto-draw and all information is displayed on a crystal-clear OLED screen.
The PnP Pod Tank is a new concept tank which can flexibly switch between pod and tank. In fact, the Argus 40 kit includes two PnP Pod tanks: one for a super-satisfying MTL (mouth-to-lung) experience and another a sublime sub-ohm DL (direct lung) sensation. The VOOPOO PnP Pod tanks comes with 2ml juice capacity and twin hole air intake design. The PnP Pod Tanks are compatible with all of Voopoo’s ground-breaking PNP coils.
Smok’s mightiest Nord pod kit yet, this year’s arrival of the Smok Nord 4 brings with it all the familiar joys of the bestselling Nord pod kit, but with an incredible 2000mAh internal battery, ensuring all day use and longevity. That mighty battery supports a maximum power output of 80W, and Type C charging allows for incredibly fast 1.4A charging with the included cable.
The Nord 4 offers the choice of two refillable 2ml pods. The RPM pod is compatible with Smok’s entire range of Smok’s RPM coils while the RPM2 pod and compatible RPM2 coils provide pin-sharp flavour. The Nord 4 kit contains an RPM pod and an RPM 0.4 Ohm coil for a sublime mouth-to-lung experience while the RPM 2 pod and 0.16 Ohm mesh coil produces an unbeatable direct lung vape.
As with previous Nord kits, the Nord 4 displays all the information you need on a crystal-clear OLED screen. Tactile buttons allow you to adjust functions and wattage on the fly.
Renowned for their rugged, powerful mods built to withstand the toughest environments without sacrificing design or usability, Geek Vape have now entered the Pod Mod arena with a super-tough yet light and powerful device.
The Geek Vape Aegis Boost Pod Mod Kit is a variable voltage kit delivers incredible flavour in a device built from GeekVape’s signature Zinc Alloy, Leather and Silicone materials. Water-resistant to a rating of IP67 as well as corrosion-resistant and tear-resistant, when we say this is a ‘take-anywhere’ device, we truly mean it.
The 0.6ohm KA1 Mesh coil provides immense flavour and satisfying clouds from inside the equally rugged, top-filling and leak-resistant 2ml pod. With a 1500mAh battery, the Aegis Boost has the grunt to go all day, and with its unique ergonomics and tactile design, this is easily one of the most comfortable pod mods around.
One of the smallest and lightest MTL kits SMOK has ever produced, the NFIX is ideal for all vapers thanks to its portability, power and simplicity. The new NFIX pod kit from SMOK is an all-in-one wonder (‘all-in-wonder?’), blending cutting-edge style with reliability and peerless performance. Featuring a powerful 700mAh battery, the NFIX is built for all-day use and can fire between 0-25w of power. The device supports a USB-C connection for ultra-fast charging. An easy-to-read screen at the front of the device provides key information such as battery level and wattage, and adjustments are made with discreet button below the screen.
The NFIX refillable pods employ a fixed 0.8ohm coil for incredible flavour and a sublime MTL (mouth-to-lung) vape experience. The whole pod can be replaced when the coil reaches the end of its life, which helps make the NFIX one of the simplest vape kits to use we’ve ever come across.
The NFIX features autodraw operation, which means it can be fired by simply taking a drag on it as you would have done with cigarettes. This makes the NFIX an ideal choice for newer vapers seeking a familiar, satisfying sensation they’d associated with smoking.
Innokin have been in the business of building great e-cigarettes longer than just about anyone, so they’re no stranger to the pen vape. In fact, you might say the Chinese company, founded in 2011, are the pioneers of the modern vape pen.
The Endura T18II is the updated model of the popular Endura T18, one of the world’s bestselling vape devices. Unlike most pen-style kits which generally only have pre-set modes, the T18EII allows you to select your preferred heat and airflow settings from a variety of options for a tailored vape which suits your exact preferences. With a battery capacity of 1300mAh supports three power levels: Low 10.5w, Medium 12w and High 13.5w.