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What are Pod Kits?

what are pod kits

Pod kits are rapidly becoming a popular option for vapers looking to simplify their vaping experience. They’re incredibly easy to use, cost-effective, and require little maintenance. Not to mention that they look super cool and come in a variety of colours and designs.

The objective of this article is to help you gain a better understanding of Pod Kits and their different types. This may inspire you to try a Pod Kit for yourself, especially if you already enjoy vaping.


Let’s start with a brief intro into Pod Kits.

Pod Kits are of two types, open systems and closed systems. Open system pod kits allow you to refill the e-liquid yourself, while closed system pod kits come with pre-filled cartridges that are easy to replace and are ready for use out of the box. Most pod kits combine portability and convenience, making them a great choice for those just starting out in vaping or experienced users who want an easy experience.

Disposable e-cigarettes are also available, which come in a pre-filled, ready to use format. They look and feel like traditional cigarettes and can be discarded when finished. This is an excellent option for first time vapers who want to experience the sensation of smoking without having to worry about recharging batteries or refilling tanks.

What is an open system Pod Kit?

This type of pod vaping device allows you to refill the e-liquid yourself. It comes with a tank that can be easily filled and replaced when needed, and a battery that usually lasts longer than those found in closed system pod kits. Open systems tend to be more customisable and offer greater flexibility, but require a bit more knowledge and maintenance from the user.

It goes without saying that you’ll need to carry e-liquid with you if you are using an open system Pod Kit in case you require a refill!

Examples of open system Pod Kits:

  • Uwell Caliburn A2 – The Uwell Caliburn A2 refillable pod system is an improved version of the original Caliburn pod kit, which is a popular choice among vapers. It has a 520mAh battery and a fixed output of 15W, making it simple to use and ideal for beginners.
  • Smok Novo 4 Mini Pod Kit – If you are a vaper who needs a portable kit to use on-the-go, the Smok Novo 4 Mini Pod Kit is the ideal choice. With a sleek design, this kit is perfect for ex-smokers and those new to vaping who need a great starter kit.
  • Smok Novo X Pod Kit – The Smok Novo X pod kit is a great option for vapers who want something simple and portable. Its compact design and easy-to-use features make it a top choice. The kit includes two refillable 2ml Novo X pods and a built-in 800mAh battery that can last all day when fully charged. It has a 25W variable output to produce discreet vapour for mouth-to-lung vaping, similar to inhaling a cigarette.

What is a closed system Pod Kit?

This type of vaping device comes with pre-filled cartridges, so you don’t have to worry about refilling the e-liquid. The battery is usually smaller and lasts for a shorter amount of time compared to an open system. It’s a great choice for those who are just starting out or looking for an easy experience without the need of additional knowledge.

Examples of closed system Pod Kits:

  • Elfa Pod Kit by Elf Bar – The device is both lightweight and durable due to its sleek and compact design, making it perfect for use throughout the day, whether you’re at home, work, or travelling. It features a built-in 500mAh battery that can last for approximately 600 puffs and supports fast charging through its USB type C charging port. The Elfa Kit requires Elf Bar Elfa Pods to function, which can be purchased separately. These pods contain 2ml of 20mg nicotine salt e-liquid with popular Elf Bar flavours and do contain nicotine.
  • Elf Bar Mate 500 – The ELF Bar Mate 500 is a vape kit that can be used multiple times unlike the Elf Bar disposable vape kits. It offers the same yummy flavour and comes with a 500mAh rechargeable battery. The 500mAh battery will allow you to use the kit for around 500 puffs with a resistance range of 1.2ohm, which should be enough to last you throughout the day.
  • Crystal Plus Pod Kit by SKE – This device is designed for those who want a stylish and convenient vaping experience. It has an impressive battery life of 900mAh that provides up to 800 puffs, making it perfect for all-day use. The Crystal Plus Pod Kit also comes with two refillable 2ml pods, allowing you to choose from a variety of flavours.

What are the benefits of using a Pod Kit?

There are plenty of benefits, some of the ones I have experience myself include:

  • convenient and hassle-free
  • cost-effective
  • delivers a consistent and quality vaping experience
  • portable and easy to carry around
  • available in a variety of brands, designs, styles, and colours
  • can be used for both Mouth to Lung and Direct to Lung vaping

Pod Kits or Disposable Vapes?

I must admit, I have tried a wide range of Pod Kits and Disposable Vapes and there are pros and cons to both!

I personally find Disposable Vapes a great option if you’re just beginning your vaping journey, as they require little to no maintenance and are ready to go out of the box. Pod Kits on the other hand offer more customisation and flexibility but require some knowledge when it comes to refilling (especially with the open system pod kits!)

The main thing to keep in mind is that both devices will help you make the switch from traditional cigarettes! So, whatever option you decide upon, it will be a step in the right direction.

Time for some frequently asked questions!

  1. Is a Pod Kit better than a Box Mod?

    Pod mods are not as powerful as box mod kits, but they still provide enough power for easy vaping and make it possible for smokers to transition. With less vapour, pod mods are ideal for discreet vaping, which is what most new vapers prefer.

  2. Are Mods cheaper than Pods?

    If you want to save money, choosing pod mods is a cost-effective option especially if you’re on a budget.

  3. Are Pods better than Disposables?

    Deciding between disposable vapes and vape pods is based on your personal preferences, budget, and vaping experience. For new vapers, disposable vapes are a straightforward and easy-to-maintain option. Meanwhile, experienced vapers may prefer vape pods, which offer more customisation and are also considered a more eco-friendly choice.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, Pod Kits are becoming increasingly popular amongst beginner vapers and experienced users alike. With its portability, convenience, and cost-effective features; this device offers all the advantages of smoking without any of the cons. Whether you choose an open or closed system, there are plenty of options available to suit your needs and personal preferences. So go ahead and find the one that works for you – happy vaping!

Quit smoking and start vaping, make the switch today!

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