Best Box Mods & Vape Mods UK for 2018
A number of E-cigarettes companies have branded vape products as a sort of ‘sport’ as some vapers search out more vapour.
This now includes “Sub Ohm” vaping or “cloud chasing” (which uses extreme vaping devices including Box Mods – also known as vape mods). For 2018 we look at the best vape mods and review the top 3 box mods available in the UK.
We also offer a great alternative to the square type box mod – see the pen style sub ohm vaporizer in the lower section of this review page.
According to E-Cig Intelligence the number of vapers rose by 4% to over 2.5 million, with a shift from smaller pre-filled cartridge e cigarettes to tank systems (like vaporizers and vape mods). This in part is due to many pre-filled devices and products simply being of poor quality, the market has attracted those looking to cash in or take advantage of a new market. However there is still a strong argument in support of the smaller cartridge e cigs, the key is to ensure you get the right one.
If you want a quality electronic cigarette check out our e-cig review section which has a range of quality smaller scale devices that ensure a great vape and will satisfy your nicotine cravings.
Vape Device Size Charts
The summary reviews below relate to the vape devices in the following images. Be sure you understand their sizes. The Trinity for example feels half the size of the Smok Alien and for general vaping some may feel awkward with a very large device and simply prefer the feel of a smaller vape device.
Clck to enalarge: Image #1. Front Elevation. #2. Nicotine Absorption by device. #3. End Elevation
Lets take a look at a summary review of the larger scale, top 3 box mods in the UK.
#1 Innokin Cool Fire IV 70W Plus iSub Apex (Kroma-A) | Rating 89%
This is one of the best vape mods for those wanting exceptional performance combined with ease of use. It has also withstood the test of time and has been a best seller for over 12 months now – 12 months is a long time in “vape world – things change quickly!) Do not confuse this with the older less powerfull Cool Fire 40w. Innokin have also now updated this to the more advanced, powerful and versatile iTaste Kroma-A Axiom and combined it with the Innokin Axiom Tank. However the Cool Fire IV remains our favourite.
The iSub Apex Tank turns this device into a pretty extreme vape too. It is a straight forward device that hides complex technology within an easy to use user interface that competes exceptionally well against all other mods
There are a number of variants out there, the iTaste Kroma A Axiom 75W temperature control device combined with the Axiom Tank is the other one to go for.
#2 Vapour 2 Trinity Vaporizer | Rating 86.8%
The V2 Trinity Vape Mod is by far the simplest box mod in this best box mod range and deserves it place here because of this and it small size.
It is also by far the smallest, feels around half the size of the main stream vape mods – a great advantage as the V2 Trinity vaporizer still has all the functionality of the bigger vape mods regarding vapour production and deserves a place here because of its simplicity, flexibility and compact SIZE – the Trinity.
For many vapers, box mods are just too big and can feel awkward – the Vapor 2 Trinity doesn’t. With coil choices of 0.8 and 0.5 Ohms for sub ohm mouth to lung vaping or pair the Trinity with the 1.2 Ohm coil for a more relaxed vaping experience. You can even use your own tank! A solid device with an inbuilt battery, a “top fill” 2ml tank and variable operating power of 5-40W.
It’s straightforward and simple design, look, size and feel and functionality will appeal to all but the most extreme vaper.
#3 Kanger SUBOX MINI Review | Rating 88.7%
For a straight forward, high quality Box Mod Kanger’s SUBOX Mini will take some beating.
Perhaps the only real competitors are the Smok Alien 220W and Innokin Cool Fire Plus. However the Alien is vastly more complicated and a very large vape device! See the Alien Review here . The KangerTech mod, with its various flexibility options, vapour production, ease of use and child lock protection is an ideal vape mod for both sub ohm and none sub ohm vaping. At under £40 this is a bargain.
The options with the Kanger KBOX will allow the user to get involved with vaping at any level but with a large scale device that may not suit everyone. If you want a larger scale device that blows plumes of vapour though, once you’ve worked out what it is you like, Kanger will tend to have have accessories suited to you (and your vaping style).
#1 Best Sub Ohm Pen Vaporizer: The Void! | Rating 86%
The V2 XEO Void is a high quality German design sub ohm vaporizer in a pen style with air flow control. For those of you who simply don’t like the size and feel of box mods or don’t want to dial in the amps, volts or temperature setting, just want simple – the XEO Void vaporizer may be just what you are looking for! As expected this is an extremely well made device from XEO, one of Germany’s most popular e cig manufactures, and at around £40.00 is an absolute bargain.
The Void is one of very few pen-style sub ohm vaporizers that come with full TPD2 compliance. The Void has a child-proof function and comes with new Xeo-Vapour no-leak technology. During vaping, components within any vaporizer reach extreme temperatures which can lead to the emission of potentially dangerous chemical gasses. Manufactured with the purest component materials, the Void’s design ensures that during vaping contaminants are minimised, this vape pen complies with all TPD emission tests. Probably the safest vape yet!
The Void comes with a powerful 1500 mAh battery and sub ohm (0.6 Ohm) and standard (1.0 Ohm) coils for different vaping choices. Go cloud chasing or simply relax with your favourite all-day vape e liquid. This is a clever device that offers sub ohm vaping within a proper quality pen style vaporizer. And for huge clouds simply swap out to the sub ohm coil and use some VG e liquid (70% VG or higher)!
For most vapers, a satisfying vape that’s nice and easy is the order of the day. Have box mods just gone a bit too far with all the variables and coil combinations? If you answer “yes” then the simple design and and quality of the Void may well be your vaping choice!
A Word Of Warning
Some UK vaping devices including the best box mods and other sub ohm devices produce huge volumes of vapour, here generally vapers use 3 mg strength e liquid for the sub ohm devices. If you vape too high a nicotine strength you will feel sickl!
When vaping with vape mods the vapour, or “exhaust fumes” emitted after vaporization are probably of the order of 10 times or more the volume of a normal cigarette – you can see the significant difference very easily when vaping with these sub ohm vaporizers.
For smokers looking to simply transition away from smoking many of you will find a quality vape pen more convenient than a larger scale device simply because of the cigarette-like feel. On top of that, e-liquid running costs are significantly lower with a small scale vape pen.
Nicotine absorption with either a quality box mod or quality small scale vape pen will satisfy cravings equally – with box mods you have more vapour but vape with a much lower concentration of nicotine e-liquid – with a small scale vaping device you have less vapour, more cigarette like, but vape with a higher concentration nicotine e-liquid.
For further information on vaping and health risks see our full nicotine absorption guide.
Vape Mod Summary
All the vape mods reviewed here are the best of the best – so scoring and ratings of these quality vape devices is very tight.
There really is not much in it with all four devices offering the highest quality. Regarding making the right choice, much depends on the users style of vaping, size preference, price budget and finally the shape or design you prefer – for example, if you want discrete then you want the V2 Trinity.
None of these vape devices will disappoint!