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Best Pod Vape 2024

12th Feb 2024

Pod Vapes Including the Elf Bar Elfa Pro, Vsavi Starter Kit and Vaporesso Luxe XR Max
  1. Vsavi Starter Kit
  2. Elf Bar Elfa Pro
  3. Uwell Caliburn Explorer
  4. Smok Novo 5
  5. Vaporesso Luxe XR Max
  6. Innokin Arcfire
  7. Voom Pod Mod
  8. Vaporesso Eco Nano
  9. Freemax Galex Pro

The popularity of vaping has skyrocketed in recent years, partly down to more people becoming aware of the health benefits when compared to cigarettes, as well as increasingly advanced vape technology.

How we vape and the devices available to you from V2 Cigs today are so much more diverse than they were even just a few years ago.

Vape kits have always been designed with efficiency in mind, but now lots of styles and methods to vape (MTL, RDL and DTL) means there is something for every preference. A pod vape is the quintessential starter kit that has helped many quit smoking and even helped those switch over from disposable vapes.

The wide variety of pod vapes available, whether that’s pre filled pod kits or refillable pods, means that you can always have a modern and efficient working device that is always there when you need it. If you’re new to vaping or aren’t clued up on the new trends, there are a few things you can learn about pod vape systems and why they’re so popular, which is discussed in further detail towards the end of the blog.

What are the Best Pod Vape Kits of 2024?

At V2 Cigs we have a huge selection of popular vape pod kits from a range of highly-respected vape brands. Our product range and website are dedicated to user experience and helping you find the best vape pod for you. On each product, you’ll find a reviews section that allows you to see what other customers think as well!

To get you started and point you in the right direction of some of the best pod vape kits we’ve stocked up on for 2024, we’ve listed a few of our top picks below. Accounting for style, functionality and usability, we recommend choosing a vape kit that caters to your lifestyle before anything else, as that’s what will help you stay off traditional tobacco cigarettes.

V2 Vsavi Classic Vape Kit

Vsavi Starter Kit - Best Pod Vape Kit for Beginners

The Vsavi starter kit is number one on our list because there have been some sweeping developments in the industry, with the 2024 announcement of the plan to ban disposable vapes by the end of 2025. Vapers will need to turn to an equivalent that’s easy to operate, needs no filling and the same level of convenience.

This particular vape kit functions thanks to the easy pre filled cartridges, that works just like a pod. You simply screw on to the battery and start puffing when ready. And best of all, vapers have greater control over what they’re inhaling, with the Vsavi starter kit that looks just like a cigarette for a fraction of the price.

It doesn’t get simpler than this device for operation, with no buttons to press or features to navigate through on a menu. Charging is simple enough and there are plenty of flavours to choose from.


  • Looks very close to a cigarette in appearance
  • Easy to swap the cartridges, which are available in multiple flavours and colours
  • Simple to charge and operate, with no buttons to press
  • Auto-draw feature similar to smoking


  • Battery life isn’t suitable for all-day vaping with either a 250mAh or 380mAh max capacity


Elf Bar ELFA Pro Vape Kit

Elf Bar Elfa Pro - Best Pod Vape for Flavour

The biggest vape manufacturers are always trying to find new ways to innovate pod kits. To replicate the popularity and convenience of disposable vapes with the same great flavours and consistently great taste, but without wasting so many batteries at a more affordable price.

Elf Bar is leading the way in this challenge, by now creating lots of different rechargeable pod kits that deliver the same consistent taste with new technology. The exciting Elf Bar Elfa Pro, which follows on from the Elfa, is the first instant-absorption ECS pod of its kind, with ECS referring to E-Liquid coil separation technology.

It keeps the coil away from the e-liquid until activation, which means the flavour is fresher for longer and simultaneously prevents leaks from happening. What you get from the 23 different types of flavour choices is a reliable vape from a well-known brand that saves you money and does your bit for the environment while still giving the satisfaction and reliability required from a pod kit.


  • First e-liquid coil separation technology design
  • 500mAh battery capacity
  • Auto-draw with 20mg nic salts
  • Easy to swap prefilled pods that mimic disposable flavours
  • Clear and leak-free pods


  • Similar design to the previous Elfa, which wasn’t bad but Elf Bar could have innovated more with an adjustable airflow


Uwell Caliburn Explorer Pod Vape Kit

Uwell Caliburn Explorer – One of a Kind Pod Vape

One of the tallest from the Caliburn series is the exciting Uwell Caliburn, which is a rare device that can boast true innovation for the vape industry.

The key feature of this pod vape is the dual chamber pod with the highly respected Pro-Focs flavour technology used in previous Caliburn’s. A major difference in design means you can vape two different liquids at the same time, vape from a separate coil resistance, or double your power and flavour intensity with the same coils and e-liquids in either side of the two chambers.

Essentially, it’s the ideal first vape for someone who wishes to experiment!


  • Dual coil chambers creates so many different possibilities
  • Fantastic way for new vapers to try alternate flavours on the go with minimum fuss
  • Can get double the power when vaping the same coil in the different chambers
  • Utilises the previous Caliburn G coils, which many vapers like and are familiar with
  • Added security of two coils in one pod, so if one breaks down you still have the other


  • Pity because of TPD regulations (although logical) that you can’t have 2ml capacity in each chamber
  • It means more filling is required than a standard 2ml pod vape


Smok Novo 5 Pod Vape Kit

Smok Novo 5 – Compact With Impressive Clouds

The Smok Novo 5 is an excellent choice if you’re after a certain type of experience. Not only does it look great in the hand with a useful adjustable airflow ring and 0.69 inch menu but this pod vape delivers great cloud performance.

Like most of the previous Novo’s in the series, it’s tailor-made for a loose mouth-to-lung draw or a restrictive direct lung hit. It can also produce larger cloud with a direct lung vape, but we don’t advise considering the power of the Novo 5, which reaches a maximum wattage of 30W.

If you’re after a classic MTL vape with a tighter draw, this isn’t the vape device for you. However, with its handy features listed below and practical nature, it’s an ideal first pod vape to get you going after quitting smoking.


  • Adjustable airflow
  • Get two pods with the kit
  • Stylish design with multiple colour schemes
  • Top fill
  • Ability to lock the device and auto-draw only


  • Wattage is a little limited for a predominantly RDL device


Vaporesso Luxe XR Max Pod Vape Kit

Vaporesso Luxe XR Max - Best Versatile MTL and DTL Pod Vape

This is one impressive device that does it all for those who love a pod kit that can flick between mouth to lung (MTL), restrictive direct lung (RDL and direct lung (DTL) effortlessly. It has accurate longer-lasting flavour, a smart mode to recognise coils, a very large battery capacity for more than a day of vaping, leak-resistant pods, and compatibility with a wide range of Vaporesso pods and GTX mesh coils (0.15 - Sub-Ohm to 0.6 Ohm RDL and 1.2 - MTL).

There is also an awesome airflow adjustment setting, plus the stylish design on the front with a futuristic chipset panel display that lights up as well as a smart OLED display of the various features and functions available. It’s a pod kit like nothing we have seen before which truly caters to all levels.


  • Compatible with all Luxe X Pods and GTX coils
  • Ulta-dense battery for longer life
  • Adjustable 80W of power
  • Corex heating technology
  • Huge 2800mAh battery
  • SSS leak-resistant design


  • No auto-draw
  • Material is a bit on the thin side
  • Battery capacity is very big but not as long-lasting as expected


Innokin Arcfire Vape Kit

Innokin Arcfire - Best User-Friendly Pod Vape Kit

Next up we have the new and simple-to-use pod kit from innovative brand Innokin. Recognised for its modern yet simplistic designs, as well as user-friendly featured devices, the Innokin Arcfire delivers on multiple levels. It houses a welcome 650mAh battery capacity and leakproof pods. The design is minimalistic with battery indicators on the side of the device for convenience but easy to grip too. The mesh coils deliver fantastic flavour and you don’t have to worry about slow charging, as the Arcfire powers up to 75% capacity in only 30 minutes, which is super handy when you’re in a rush!

Innokin also boasts that their unique Arc-Coil utilises technology which ensures 3 times the longevity of standard coils, so that’s worth its weight in gold. Altogether, you have a versatile device with a fresh design that looks easy on the eye and practical to vape, with 0.8 Ohm and 1.2 Ohm pods for an RDL or MTL experience.


  • Stylish design
  • Quick to charge
  • Easy to hold, vape and compactly pack away in a bag or fit in your pocket
  • Range of coils with a fixed wattage
  • Long-lasting pods


  • Adjustable airflow would be a handy feature that would advance the device further


Voom Pod Mod Vape Kit

Voom Pod Mod – Best Modern Design Pod Vape

We’re seriously impressed with the form factor and general look and feel from the new Voom Pod Mod. It’s a fresh design with a mobile phone aesthetic, based on the smooth plastic and curved edges.

The prefilled pods themselves slot into place with ease and offer a strong throat hit from 2% nic salt delivery, so it’s a fantastic way to switch from disposables and certainly cigarettes.

A 500mAh battery is more than enough for a day of MTL vaping and there are tons of different fruity and balanced flavours to pick from. There are no buttons to press or a menu to navigate, so it’s very simple but effective in terms of design and user-friendly nature.

What’s not to like if you’re a beginner or seeking a handy secondary device!


  • Impressive minimalistic design with ideal smooth form factor
  • Generous battery capacity
  • Pods that hold firmly in place
  • Lots of flavours to choose from
  • Auto-draw device that charges quickly in one hour (500mAh)


  • Non-adjustable wattage is not ideal for all vapers as some prefer greater control


Vaporesso ECO NANO Vape Kit

Vaporesso Eco Nano – Best Disposable Vape Alternative

This is a compact and colourful alternative to disposables, offering a handy 1000mAh battery capacity and plenty of colour schemes. Intended to help beginners switch from disposables or cigarettes, the design is professional and utilises Corex heat technology.

A key selling point is the price. For under £15, you get a long-term option to vape that as we know from previous Vaporesso pod kits will be reliable and efficient. The flavour is good and one charge is expected to last 2-3 days according to Vaporesso.


  • Very large and wide visible pods
  • Great device for beginners
  • Affordable price
  • Perfect kit to switch from disposables


  • No adjustable airflow


Freemax Galex Pro Vape Kit

Freemax Galex Pro - Best Mesh Coils

The final pod vape we would love to highlight that we know vapers in 2024 will appreciate is the Freemax Galex Pro. It’s a conveniently designed pod vape with reusable pods, meaning you just need to change the coil when it reaches the end of its life. You will tell when this happens because the flavour will start to diminish.

What’s great about the Freemax is the flavour profile you get from the ‘quenched SS904L mesh’ design, which maximises the taste of your e-liquids. The pods themselves are easy to fill and are created with the reduction of leaks in mind.


  • Top fill
  • Decent battery capacity of 800mAh
  • Lock the fire button and do auto-draw only
  • Option of LED lighting, so can be stealthy or stylish
  • Coil detection technology


  • Micro USB charger and not type-c, which many now prefer


What are Pod Vape Kits?

Pod Vapes are a product of advanced vaping technology, delivering all the same benefits as the classic “box mod” vaping devices but in a much smaller, more streamlined design. The compact design makes these devices more portable and a sensible choice over the clunkier designs if you’re always on the move.

What are Vape Pod Kits

Some pods come prefilled with e-liquid for an easy pick-up and go solution with no hassle. These are referred to as closed pods and when they run out you simply replace the pod in your device with another compatible pre-filled pod. These pre-filled pods are the easiest way to vape, making them a popular choice for those who are looking to quit smoking. The all-in-one design takes the stress out of refilling and changing parts on your vape device so you spend less time altering your kit and more time enjoying your vape. The other type of pod kit you can get are refillable kits, which come with some devices and allow you to insert your favourite flavours of liquid without being tied to one brand. The refillable pods give you more control over the liquid you’re vaping in terms of flavour and nicotine content, making them a better option for some vapers who are looking to reduce their nicotine intake.

How Do They Work?

Vape pods work the same way as other vape devices, with the pod holding the liquid which is then heated and then the vapour inhaled through the mouthpiece. The actual pod component in these devices replaces the tank which can be found on other devices such as vape mods and, as part of the slimmer, sleeker design, are often smaller in capacity.

The device will come pre-fitted with a coil, which is used to heat the e-liquid encased in the pod to turn it into vapour. The coil is encased in a small amount of cotton which soaks up and holds the e-liquid and holds it allowing it to be vaporized when the coil heats up. It’s quite common for the coil to burn out due to overuse or over long periods, but they are easily replaceable - simply switch out the pod!

How Do Vape Pods Work

The rest of the device operates similarly to other vape pens and e-cigarettes, usually with a single button that powers on the vape pod, heating the e-liquid. Depending on whether there are other controls, this button can also be used to change different settings, such as air intake or to boost the wattage. Increasing the airflow dilutes the vapour making inhalation much smoother, while a lower air intake will result in a thicker, more dense vapour which is often much hotter.

Batteries on vape pod devices are often smaller than ones you'll find on larger devices. While still reliable, these batteries aren’t made for long, continuous vape sessions but they will keep you going nicely throughout your daily use. Various vape pod devices also have a screen that can display data such as battery percentage, giving you an indication of how long it will last between charges.

Why You Need a Vape Pod Kit

The reasons why you may need a vape pod kit will vary depending on your lifestyle and vaping preferences, but the benefits they offer are undeniable. The compact design makes them perfect for storing in a bag or pocket without occupying too much space. The sleek design also makes vape pods super user-friendly, as there aren’t too many controls and settings to fiddle with, making operation easy for anyone, especially those new to electronic vape devices.

One factor which is often overlooked with vape pods is their affordability when compared with other portable devices. The lack of huge batteries, tanks and other (sometimes unnecessary) additions drive the cost down and with a refillable pod, upfront costs will be kept to a minimum. Even with a closed pod system, which is the more expensive way to vape in the long run, you’ll be saving a huge amount of money compared to cigarettes, meaning you can benefit from hassle-free operation as well as a great value price.

Vape pods allow you to enjoy your vape whilst remaining discreet. The pods produce smaller and less dense clouds for use in public locations. As a smaller device, they more closely resemble cigarettes, making them more satisfying to hold than larger devices. Part of the compact design means that leakage from the e-liquid tank is also minimised! If you’ve ever experienced leakage from your vape tank with another device, you’ll know it’s extremely annoying and inconvenient! Since each vape pod is designed to fit perfectly into the corresponding vape device, a pod kit can help prevent extra costs from wasted e-liquid and keep your belongings free from the sticky, nicotine-filled fluid.

Perfect for Beginners

If you’ve been a smoker for a long time, you’ll know that habits can be hard to shake and trying to learn how to use a complicated device can make kicking that habit even more difficult, especially when you consider how easy it is to pull out a cigarette and light it up, even if it does cost a lot more. This is why vape pods are perfect for beginners looking to adapt their habits to incorporate a more healthy alternative. Not only is the design of the vape pod created to be simple and easy to use, but its size and weight are also designed with the user in mind and what feels the most comfortable. After all, if you were smoking any more than 10 cigarettes a day, trying to operate a clunky and complicated device is going to prove time-consuming and likely lead to you giving up on the idea.

Not only is the design favourable to those looking to kick smoking, but it also caters to those who like control over their nicotine intake. Depending on how much you used to smoke, your body will be used to a certain amount of nicotine per day and starving your body of that nicotine instantly isn’t healthy and can result in some unpleasant side effects.

By choosing the right pods and flavours of e-liquid that suit you, the more likely you are to stick with vaping and resist the temptation to pick up another pack of cigarettes. With the various pods available at different nicotine concentrations, you can gradually wean yourself off nicotine altogether and enjoy the health benefits. Choosing the right vape pod for you can do wonders for helping you change your lifestyle and act as your companion on your journey to becoming smoke-free.