An Introduction to Vape Pods
Vape pods have swiftly found themselves at the top of vapers wish lists. Simple to use and with endless varieties available it is easy to see why.
But what are vape pods and are they the right vape for you? This is everything you wanted to know about vape pods.
What is a Vape Pod?
A vape pod is a type of vape that has a battery and a ‘pod’ instead of a vape tank. A pod still does the same job as a vape tank, it holds the coil and e-liquid, but they are one sealed unit, and some have none replaceable coils, while others are pre-filled with vape juice.
They have risen in popularity because of their nature, they are usually extremely easy to use, essentially a plug and play vape. The original vape pods were designed for smokers making the switch to vaping; but the range of different pod styles has expanded rapidly and there are some great advanced pod mods.
What Are the Benefits of Vape Pods?
Now we know what vape pods are we can explore the benefits of choosing a vape pod. Let’s break it down:
Vape pods are built for convenience. The perfect night out vape; filling = easy, coil change = even easier, replacing the pod = easiest yet.
Easy to use
A pod rather than a tank (see convenience above) and little to no settings. Although there is an emergence of advance pod mods, which are essentially a mod in a pod body.
If you want a killer throat hit, pop down that vape tank with huge airflow and pick up one of these bad boys. Enough said.
Let us caveat this by saying no e-cig is actually leak proof. Let’s tweak that to ‘leak resistant’ shall we. Vape pods are designed in such a way that escaping vape juice is minimised.
Most pods are there to closely mimic the sensation of smoking. Great for new vapers.
Different Vape Pods Types – Open Tank vs Closed Tank
We have spoken loosely about ‘vape pods’ as a general term, it’s time to get granular. Vape pods fit into two sub-sections, open and closed systems, each has their own pros and cons and are suited to different types of vaper.
What is an open tank vape system?
The easiest way to think of an open tank vape pod is this; it is a regular vape set up, in the shape of a pod with some tweaks to make it super convenient.
You can change the coils and refill the vape juice, exactly the same as a vape tank. But the coils will be push-fit and the filling will be extremely simple.
An open tank vape pod is perfect for established vapers who want something super simple for their daily vape life.
What is a closed tank vape system?
Think smaller pods and even less maintenance. Closed tank systems are exactly that, closed. The pod is sealed so you cannot change the coil and most are pre-filled with e-liquid already.
This means that when the e-liquid runs out or the coil stops working you replace the entire pod rather than changing coils or refilling. These closed systems also usually have a very simple battery with a fixed wattage output and no settings to change.
If you are a smoker on the hunt for your first vape this is a great place to start.
Best Juice for Vape Pods
We now know all about vape pod hardware, but what about juice? Which vape juices are the best for your vape pod? Well, that depends what type of pod you have.
If you have a vape pod with higher resistance coils and lower temperatures, or you are a new vaper, you want something with a higher nicotine content or a nic salt. Also, something that is thinner so it wicks through your coils easier, otherwise you can get some nasty dry hits, and no one wants them. A good starting point is the MyVapors range or Double Drip Nic Salts.
On the flip side, if you have a pod mod with high powers and sub-ohm coils you want something high VG and low strength. Short fill is a great shout for this style of vaping. Take a look at Urban Chase or Element Dripper.
The definition of a perfect vape pod juice, is one which wicks well, tastes great, and isn’t too thick or thin. Something with a 50:50 PG:VG ratio is great, and simple flavours that are consistently good. I have just described the TECC Urban Chase range, go check it out.
Who Are Vape Pod Systems For?
Vape pods were originally aimed at smokers or new vapers and this still holds firm. They are ideal for a first e-cig as they are so uncomplicated. Everything pushes or pulls, there are very few working parts and there is no ‘fiddling’ required.
While there has been an advancement in the technology of vape pods and there are some advanced ones out there; think the SMOK RPM160 which is the most powerful vape pod in the world. They still keep the same core features. This has just opened the playing field so advanced vapers and cloud chasers can get involved in the pod action.
Closed tank systems are great for smokers and new vapers. Open advanced vape mods are for you regular vapers out there.
Summary of Vape Pods
This was a look at everything you need to know about vape pods. There is a massive selection of vape pods in stock right now here at The Electronic Cigarette Company, so make sure to check them out.