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The 8 Best Vape Starter Kits in 2021

Our Guide to the best vape starter kits in 2021 consist of best selling vape kit combined with customer feedback and staff feedback. These hand picked kits are all great choices whether you are new to vaping, or an experienced vaper looking for an upgrade or a second device for when on the go. 

All vape kits in this guide are very affordable and even includes disposable vape kits for a super cheap option to easily try switching from smoking to vaping.

In this guide we will also refer to vape kits as either being MTL (mouth to lung) or DTL (direct to lung) if you are unfimillar with the difference between MTL and DTL we recommend reading our What is MTL and DTL Vaping? Guide as well as our A complete Vape Kit Guide to better understand what kit might suit you the best. 

Best Vape Starter kits in 2021

#1 Uwell Caliburn G Pod Kit

£24.99
Overall Rating
5 Stars ★★★★★
Flavour 5/5 ★★★★★
Ease of use 5/5 ★★★★★
Value 5/5 ★★★★★

What we like

  • MTL / restricted DTL vaping
  • Great battery life
  • Draw activation & Button firing
  • Replaceable coils
  • Variety of coils
  • Adjustable airflow

The Uwell Caliburn G is the the improved and upgrade new version of the successful and popular Caliburn kit. 

The New Caliburn G comes with several welcomed upgrades such as a new pod that uses replaceable coils thus making it more cost efficient than its predecessor. These pods now also have 2 different airflow settings where customers can turn the pod around for a looser or more restricted draw.

Regardless of firing preference, with a button or draw activation, the Caliburn G has both! Vapers can either use the button to fire the device or simply just draw on the mouth piece for auto firing, making it extremely versatile. 

Not only is the Caliburn G our best selling pod kit, it is also one of the most popular choice amongst the vaping staff at Vape Green and that is why it earns the nr1 spot.

#2 Mi Pod PRO Vape Kit

£34.99
Overall Rating
5 Stars ★★★★★
Flavour 5/5 ★★★★★
Ease of use 5/5 ★★★★★
Value 5/5 ★★★★★

What we like​

  • MTL / restricted DTL vaping
  • Draw activation
  • Small and pocket friendly
  • Great mesh pods
  • Lanyard
  • Stealth vaping

2021 saw another popular vape kit getting an upgrade. The Mi-Pod PRO pod kit is an upgrade to one of our best selling vape kits, the Mi-Pod. 

The Mi-Pod Pro features the same easy to use draw activation in combination with a long lasting battery and small, pocket friendly design. 

The new Pro version includes the new Mi-Pod Mesh pods (Mi-Pod Pro Pods) for enhanced flavour and vapour production. Whilst still being compatible with the previous versions of the Mi-Pod pods.  The Mi-Pod PRO kit features several new and funky colour finishes and utilizes the same lanyard fitting to allows vapers to attach a lanyard and hang it around the neck.

Whilst the Mi-Pod PRO does not bring any new “features”, the new improved mesh pods in combinations with new and interesting designs makes it a welcomed upgrade.

#3 Smok Nord 4 Pod Kit

£29.99
Overall Rating
4.5 Stars ★★★★
Flavour 5/5 ★★★★★
Ease of use 4/5 ★★★★
Value 5/5 ★★★★★

What we like

  • MTL & DTL Vaping
  • Amazing flavour
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Smooth Vape
  • Replaceable coils
  • Variety of coils

The Smok Nord 4 is the latest in the Nord pod kit range. The Nord 4 brings several new upgrades and improvements over its predecessors.  

Despite us loving the Nord 4 kit, it is hard to not start by mentioning the confusing fact that Smok has decided to make the Nord 4 NOT compatible with the Smok Nord coil range. Instead Smok has decided to include a RPM Pod and Coil and an RPM2 Pod and Coil with the kit. Whilst these are amazing coils that will give a great vape with good flavour, it causes confusions for new vapers buying their first pod kit. Therefore the Nord 4 loses a start on ease of use in our guide.

Now to the good parts, these coils are truly amazing, the produce great dence vapour and great flavour. The improved adjustable airflow is a welcomed upgrade as it allows vapers to tailor the draw to their personal preference. 

The Nord 4’s customizability does not end there, as it also features adjustable wattage. With adjustable wattage vapers can set the power of the hit depending on what e-liquid and preference they have, providing an even more personalized vaping experience. 

The Nord 4 provides all these features along with great battery life and a small and pocket friendly design. If it was not for the confusing naming scheme on the coils, the Nord 4 would have gotten a 5/5 score.

#4 Aspire PockeX Kit

£19.99
Overall Rating
4.5 Stars ★★★★
Flavour 5/5 ★★★★★
Ease of use 4/5 ★★★★
Value 5/5 ★★★★★

What we like​

  • DTL Vaping
  • Easy 1 button operation
  • Small and pocket friendly
  • Great DTL Vape
  • Great battery life

The Aspire PockeX kit has truly stood the test of times, this has been one of our best selling vape kits for over 5 years, that’s right 5 years!

The PockeX is still in production and new colours have just been released.

It is easy to see why the PockeX is so popular, it is small and stylish, extremely pocket friendly and it has a great battery life. 

So why only 4/5? Well whilst the PockeX is easy to use, it is a DTL (direct to lung) vape kit. This means it has to be vaped as direct to lung or your will have a bad experience. We think that the PockeX kit should have included a MTL coil in the box, and whilst there are MTL coils available to purchase separately we have deducted a star for this.

#5 Smok Acro Pod Kit

£22.99
Overall Rating
5 Stars ★★★★
Flavour 5/5 ★★★★★
Ease of use 5/5 ★★★★
Value 4/5 ★★★★★

What we like

  • Great MTL vape
  • Easy to use
  • Adjustable wattage
  • Slim and pocket friendly

The Smok Acro Pod kit looks similar to the Nord 4 pod kit without actually being “just another Nord Pod kit”.

It sounds strange we know, even though they look quite similar, the Smok Acro offers a very different experience to the Nord devices.

The Smok Acro is focused on providing a tighter MTL draw, it still has an adjustable airflow slider to allow vapers to further tailor the draw to their personal preference.

The Acro uses the Smok Acro replacement pods that features built in coils. This makes the Acro less fiddly for new vapers as there are no coils to change, when the coil inside the pod in used up you simply replace the whole pod for a new one. 

Its slimmer than the Nord 4 on our list, with roughly half the thickness of the nord. 

Being designed for MTL vapers only, the Smok Acro is best paired up with high PG e-liquids such as 50/50 e-liquid and Nic Salt e-liquid.

The only reason the Acro is not higher up on our list is that it only provides a MTL vape with no option to even buy DTL or restricted DTL pods separately, at the time of writing this article.

#6 Zeltu X Pod Kit

£24.99
Overall Rating
5 Stars ★★★★
Flavour 5/5 ★★★★★
Ease of use 5/5 ★★★★
Value 5/5 ★★★★★

What we like​

  • MTL Vaping
  • Easy to use
  • Mouthpiece cover
  • Options of replacement pods

The Zeltu X Pod kit is another great MTL vape that features pods with built in coils for ease of use. 

Just like the Smok Acro, the Zeltu X kit comes with 2 pods in the box, both designed for MTL vaping using high PG e-liquids like nic salts and 50/50 blends. 

The Zeltu X has a large range to Zeltu X replacement pods available in different Ohm resistances depending on personal preference, there is even a “new” Mesh pod for those who like a restricted DTL vape.

The kit comes with a convenient magnetic dust cap that helps protect the mouthpiece for dirt and debris when transporting it in your pocket or bag. The cap can be attached to the bottom of the Zeltu X pod kit when in use to ensure that it does not get lost.

If the kit would have included the mesh pod in the box we would have placed it higher up on our best vape kits of 2021 list.

#7 Nasty Fix Disposable Vape Bar

£3.99 or Mix & Match 3 for £10
Overall Rating
4.5 Stars ★★★★
Flavour 5/5 ★★★★★
Ease of use5/5 ★★★★
Value 4/5 ★★★★

What we like

  • MTL Vaping
  • Super Easy to use
  • Smooth Vape
  • Draw activation
  • Pre-filled with nicotine Salt e-liquid

Disposable vape bars have become super popular in 2021 as they provide an easy to entry option in to the vaping world for any smoker. Vape Bars are cheap and provides a great vaping experience straight out of the box, there is nothing to charge or anything to fill. All Vape bars come pre charged and prefilled with nicotine salt e-liquid for a great vaping experience. 

The Nasty Fix Vape bar range is no different, easy to pick up and use, they provide a great MTL (mouth to lung) vape. 

Why it still looses a star on value is because in the long run, using disposable vape kits will be more expensive than buying a proper kit and refilling it with e-liquid. Having said that the Nasty Fix vape bars is a great first (buy to try) vape kit that we can strongly recommend. 

#8 RELX Essential Pod Kit

Special Offer £1.00
Overall Rating
4.5 Stars ★★★★
Flavour 5/5 ★★★★★
Ease of use 5/5 ★★★★
Value 4/5 ★★★★★

What we like​

  • MTL Vaping
  • Draw activation
  • Small and pocket friendly
  • Replaceable pods

The RELX is similar to the disposable vape bars with the difference being that the pods come prefilled with nicotine salt e-liquid, and the kit is reusable and rechargeable.

The RELX vape kit is easy to use, there is nothing to fill or any coils to change, once your pod is empty you simply replace it with a new one. The RELX replacement pods are cheaper than using vape bars, however they are not as cost efficient as buying a vape kit where you can fill the pods yourself.

What the RELX kit offers is simplicity, you buy pre-filled pods and change them as you need. This also allows you to buy several different pods to try out which flavour you like the most and you can rotate the flavour as you wish with ease.

The RELX kit does not come with any pods include in the box and you will need to buy a pack of pods to use the kit. 

Currently have an Amazing special offer on the RELX kit where you get the kit for ONLY £1.00 when bought together with a pack of pods meaning for less than £7.00 you can have a complete vape kit. 

Conclusion

These are our recommendations of great vape starter kits of 2021. Personal preference on MTL and DTL vaping will vary so make sure to read our other guides to get the best experience and vape kit for your needs and preferences. 

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