Vape kits, also known as e-cigarettes, come in a variety of different designs and styles, all with various features. Here at Vape Green, we cater both to new vapers trying to make the switch from smoking, as well as current vapers looking to upgrade their kits to the latest and greatest. We've carefully handpicked a range of high-quality vape kits from top brands like Vaporesso, Aspire, Uwell, and Smok (just to name a few). For every vape device we sell, we also stock its replacement coils, pods, and other accessories for as long as possible.
If you're looking for something easy to use, check out our large selection of starter vape kits and pod vapes, which work well with freebase 50/50 juices and nicotine salts. If you're an experienced vaper, we also stock high-quality advanced sub-ohm kits for a more tailored vape experience. All of our products are 100% genuine and have either been sourced directly from the manufacturer or from an authorised UK distributor.
If you're new to vaping, we also recommend checking out our selection of closed pod kits and disposable vapes, which offer the most convenient options for current and recent ex-smokers looking to make the switch.
What is a vape kit?
In the most basic sense, a vape kit is the device you use to vaporise an E-Liquid. E-cigarettes comprise a battery, a pod or tank to hold the E-Liquid, and a coil, which is the element inside your pod or tank that heats the juice.
If you're new to vaping, you might be overwhelmed by the number of devices on the market. Knowing which to choose requires lots of research—all before even considering which vape juice to choose!
But finding the right device for you doesn’t have to be complicated. We offer an array of starter vape kits to help you get started.
What are the different types of vape kits?
A pod device is designed to replicate the feeling of smoking, making it an excellent choice for new vapers. Many pod vapes offer auto-inhale activation, just like a disposable vape, minus the cost and waste!
You'll find both refillable and prefilled pod vapes on the market. Refillable pods allow you to fill with an E-Liquid of your choosing, while prefilled pods offer more ease-of-use and less maintenance.
Vape pen kits are a classic style of e-cigarette with a slim, cylindrical, pen-shaped design. These kits are very simple to use and are great for new vapers.
Powered by a built-in battery, pens have a tank or pod which you fill with an E-Liquid of your choice. They often have single-button operation for vaping, meaning no confusing menu systems or settings.
Some offer adjustable wattage or airflow for the more adventurous vapers out there. They may also require you to change your coil regularly, but we also offer a variety of pens which have pods with built-in coils.
Advanced Vape Kits
Advanced vape kits, also known as sub-ohm vapes, are designed for experienced vapers employing a DTL (Direct-to-Lung) vaping style.
Sub-ohm vapes tend to produce a lot of vapour compared to other kits, so they're only recommended for use with low-nicotine E-Liquids like shortfills. For this reason, they're not the first choice for new vapers.
Advanced kits offer tons of personalisation, including variable wattage, temperature control, and a range of coil options. They're a step-up for experienced vapers looking to lower their nicotine and enjoy some clouds.
What is included in a vape kit?
You'll want to check the product description for information on what comes with a particular kit, but generally speaking, a vape kit will always come with everything you need to get started, minus the E-Liquid. These will need to be purchased separately.
All vape kits in our shop will come with a device, a tank or pod, and one or more coils, depending on the model. You may sometimes need to purchase a charging cable separately, but this will be clearly outlined in the product description.
Some of the more advanced vape kits we carry do not have built-in batteries and may require you to purchase one or two vape batteries separately, but this will be noted in the product description.
Open vs. Closed Vape Systems
Open Vape Kits
These vapes are the traditional refillable kits you'll see on the market. They can be filled and refilled with a juice of your choosing, and they typically require some form of maintenance. Some may have a tank, while others may house a replaceable pod.
This may mean changing a coil every 1 to 2 weeks, or if you use a pod with built-in coils, this will mean throwing away your pod and replacing it with a new one once it starts to taste burnt or begins losing its flavour.
Open systems are the most cost-effective choice for vapers on a budget, and they also have the benefit of being compatible with the thousands of available E-Liquids we stock here at Vape Green.
Closed Vape Kits
These vapes are not refillable. Easy-to-use and requiring less maintenance, these vapes are perfect for nights out or your morning commute. There are two types of closed pod systems available.
The first is a disposable vape, which is designed for single-use and cannot be recharged or refilled. These vapes are meant to be discarded once they're empty and require the least maintenance of any type of vape we stock.
The second type is a prefilled pod vape, which is a rechargeable kit that uses prefilled pods. These pods cannot be refilled and must be discarded and replaced when they're empty. Prefilled kits create less waste and are more cost-effective than disposables.
In truth, the answer to this comes down to personal preference. While some might value the portability and low-maintenance features of a pen or vape pod kit, others might prefer the larger clouds and greater versatility of a high-powered sub-ohm kit.
In the past, larger and more expensive sub-ohm kits were the only option for vapers chasing higher performance. But, as mentioned previously, the introduction of nicotine salts has revolutionised what lighter kits can do.
One factor that you might consider when picking a vape kit is your vaping style, as pods and pens are generally favoured for MTL (Mouth-to-Lung) while sub-ohm kits are typically for DTL (Direct-to-Lung) vaping. However, advances in vaping technology mean that there are plenty of devices on the market which are capable of both, like the Smok Nord. If you're unsure whether you are an MTL or a DTL vaper, check out our blog post: What is MTL and DTL Vaping? Your #1 Comprehensive How-To Guide.
The vape kits listed here are all clearly labelled as being for MTL, DTL, or both MTL & DTL. This is because the two vaping styles require different hardware and E-Liquid types.
Mouth-to-lung (MTL) vaping replicates the experience of smoking a cigarette. It happens in two stages: a) draw in the mouth, b) breathe into the lungs. MTL produces less vapour, so it's great if you're trying to be discrete.
Vape tanks for MTL are usually designed with narrow mouthpieces. Additionally, if your device comes with an adjustable airflow, many vapers choose to keep this closed or almost closed. However, there are no hard and fast rules, so you should experiment to see what works for you.
Direct-to-lung (DTL) vaping is similar to how we breathe: straight to the lungs. This is a process favoured by some more experienced vapers. This style requires mods which are capable of reasonably high wattage and specific coils. If this sounds like your preferred style, a sub-ohm kit is likely what you’re after.
Newer vapers might prefer to start out with something straightforward and easy to use. Learning about tanks, coils, variable wattage, and sub-ohm vaping can be intimidating—in which case, it's probably best to choose a simple starter pod kit.
Additionally, if you're transitioning from smoking, you’ll likely be more comfortable with MTL vaping. Thankfully, beginner-friendly pod kits are designed with ex-smokers in mind, so most of them will support MTL vaping.
There's a wide array of brands and devices at various price points. Some are built better than others, so we recommend checking out customer reviews before making your purchase.
The type of vape kit you choose has a bearing on the E-Liquid you buy.
Pens and Pod Kits
If you're trying to quit smoking or have recently quit, vape pens and pod kits offer excellent nicotine options. These kits generally support E-Liquids with higher concentrations of nicotine, including nic salts, which provide a satisfying throat hit with nicotine derived from tobacco leaves. In addition, most vape pens and pod kits are compatible with 50/50 E-Liquids, which come in nicotine strengths of 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, and 18mg. We recommend these kits to vapers who rely on nicotine because they support a wide range of different nicotine strengths.
The question of how much nicotine you'll need in your E-Liquid is dependent upon how many cigarettes you smoked (or smoke) per day. For an in-depth guide on how to choose the right strength for you, check out our blog post: Which E-Liquid Should I Buy? Your #1 Beginner’s Guide to the Best E-Liquids.
With higher wattage comes greater flavour and clouds. The downside to sub-ohm, if you're reliant on nicotine, is that you generally shouldn't use any E-Liquid with a nicotine strength above 3mg. So, if you buy a sub-ohm vape kit, you'll have to use lower-strength E-Liquid like a shortfill. Sub-ohm kits take nicotine salts off the table, as they’ll be much too harsh to vape.
With so much jargon and choice to get your head around, the vaping world can be incredibly confusing—even for long-term vapers. So, we’ve created a detailed and exhaustive beginner's guide to vaping to help you on your journey.