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Innokin vs Aspire: Which Vape Brand is Better?

When it comes to vaping brands, Innokin and Aspire are two of the largest in the market. But which is better? Well, in this post we’re going to look at each brand’s best selling vape kits and see which offers more clouds, flavour and durability for your money. Let the battle begin.

About Our Competitors

To decide which brand is best, we need to take a brief look at the backgrounds.


Founded in 2011, Innokin is one of the world’s leading vape kit providers. The manufacturing plant is based in China, but the brand is stocked in shops all around the world. It’s wildly popular in the UK and USA.

The company states it adheres to product and safety regulations around the world and specialises in creating innovative vaporisers.


Aspire is another China-based brand, and while it was founded in 2013, it’s made a significant impact in the vaping industry. The company claims that they’re responsible for the sub-ohm vaping trend, and focus on providing innovative solutions.

Stocked all around the world, Aspire is one of the most popular brands in the world.

What Does Each Offer?

As the saying goes (or how we say it anyway), vapes ain’t all made equal. There are so many variations to choose from, so in this section, we’re going to review and compare both companies’ offerings when it comes to beginner kits and vape devices for heavy users.

Useful to know before we start

We will cover several kits in this article and we will refer to them being either MTL (mouth to lung) or DTL (direct to lung), therefore we recommend reading our other article: What is MTL and DTL Vaping? if you are not familiar with these terms.


Beginner Vape Kits

Innokin Endura T18-II – £24.99

The T18-II is an upgrade of Innokin’s T18 flagship vape pen. It offers a great MTL experience and allows vapers to customise and tailor their vape with three easy power settings. It comes with a built-in battery that lasts a long time on a full charge. One of the best things about this device is it’s ideal for mouth to lung vapers that don’t want a powerful hit.

Instead of harshness, the Endura T18-II focuses on offering you a full flavour hit so that you can make the most of your e-liquids. Overall, Innokin has created a lightweight vape pen that provides hours of vaping for a very reasonable price.

Aspire Pockex – £19.99

The Aspire Pockex is one of the world’s most successful vape kits, and while it’s marketed as a starter kit, experienced vapers use it too. The PockeX is however a DTL vape kit, meaning it is meant for direct to lung vaping.  A full charge of the battery provides you with a day of vaping time, and similarly to the Endura T18-II, the Pockex has a compact design.

Perhaps the best aspect of Aspire’s vape pen is its easy change coil feature where you don’t have to empty the tank to change coil.

Overall, for the price and features, the Aspire Pockex is a great vape pen for anyone.

This Rounds Winner: It’s a Draw

The Aspire Pockex provides an excellent DTL vape, and the Innokin Endura T18.II provides a great MTL Vape.


Intermediate Vape Kits

Innokin Kroma Z vape kit– £32.99

The Innokin Kroma Z is a hybrid divide, that is suitable for both mouth to lung and direct to lung smokers. Featuring a coloured screen that shows the wide range of outputs, it’s a high-tech model with a reasonable price tag.

Overall, Kroma Z is an excellent model, and it has plenty of incredible features. The sliding refill lid means you can load up your tank with e-liquid quickly. With an adjustable and a sleek design, Innokins intermediate vape kit packs a real punch.

Aspire Rover 2 – £44.99

Aspire’s Rover 2 has many similar features to Innokin’s Kroma Z, and it’s ideal if you want to switch between mouth to lung or direct to lung vaping. An LCD screen on the side of the tank shows the range of output levels, and it’s equipped with an airflow ring.

The Aspire’s design is beautiful, and the LCD screen is a welcome addition. Two drawbacks of this vape are the amount of dirt it accumulates, and the device is a fingerprint magnet. Overall it’s a great intermediate vape kit for starters, but you will clean it a lot.

This Rounds Winner: Innokin Kroma Z

The Kroma Z is easy so easy to use, provide a great MTL AND DTL experience depdning on coil.
It comes with a Pod style thank but also has the  option to use a regular 510 tanks with a separately sold accessory.


Best Vape Pod kits

If you’re not familiar with pods, they’re similar to traditional vape kits, with one significant difference – they don’t have a tank. Pods come with pre-filled cartridges, which some people find more convenient.

OK, so for the final battle in this Innokin vs Aspire series, let’s see the pods.

Innokin Spectre Pod Kit – £24.99

The Innokin Spectre Pod has a vibrant design, and it includes a window so you can see how much e-liquid remains. There is also the ability to choose between mouth to lung or restricted direct to lung vaping options.

What we like most about the Spectre pod are its multi-functional features. For example, you can press the button to get your vape hit, or autodraw – which is especially useful when you’re busy.

Aspire FavostiX Pod kit – £22.99

Aspire’s FavostiX pod kit has many of the same features as Innokin’s Spectre, but in an even slimmer body featuring a small screen at the bottom of the device. The device works on an autodraw system, which is excellent for people that prefer an easy to use vape.

You can also take advantage of the air control features, and each different setting still delivers a strong flavour. Overall, Aspires pod kit is excellent value for money, and its design will catch your eye.

This Rounds Winner: It’s a Draw again

This round is too tough to call because both vapes have a host of features. Ultimately it comes down to your personal preferences.

If you’re more concerned about autodraw features, then the Aspire FavostiX Pod might be the one for you. Innokin’s Spectre is more suitable if you prefer combining autodraw with one button fire features.


The Bottom Line

Hopefully, this review offers you some insights into which brand is the right fit, but in our opinion Aspire, and Innokin are two of the largest brands in the world, and both have more pros than cons.

Ultimately, finding the right vape for you takes time, and there’s nothing wrong with experimenting until you find a suitable kit. Whether you prefer starter kits, intermediate vape kits and pods we can help you choose one that meets your requirements.

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