The Best Vape Starter Kits

Vape starter kits are a great way for you to really get into vaping, while not worrying about the technical stuff like wicking or coil building. For the purpose of clarity, the vaping starter kits listed here consist of a box mod and a tank, always with stock coils (OCCs). You can also get the mod or tank seperately, and use them with other setups.

Vape pens are separated into a different list as they are usually for the MTL (Mouth-to-Lung) draw. If you’re looking for squonkers, there’s a seperate list for best squonking starter kits as well.  Also, since there are many starter kits I have divided them into flavor chasing (low wattage) and cloud chasing (high wattage) lists.

Flavor-Chasing Vape Starter Kits

These are vape starter kits with coils that require 40 – 60 watts. They pay more importance on portability, and coils that do not require high-temperatures or power.

Vaporesso Swag Starter Kit

Vaporesso Swag – $39

The Vaporesso Swag is a swag-looking mod that doesn;t lack style. It’s very small, smaller than the height of an 18650 battery, and feels very light.

Mod Specs: 18650, 80w, TC, Bypass
Tank: 22mm topfill, bottm-airflow, 3.5ml
Coils: 0.4 ohm & 0.6 ohm

SMOK Alien Baby Kit

SMOK Alien Baby AL85 Kit  – $45

After the success of the SOK Alien Kit (below) came the little brother, the Alien Baby. It maintain the overall look and feel of the full-sized Alien mod, but with an emphasis of the small form factor. It uses the TFV6 Baby tanks with coils more suited to flavor-chasing.

Mod Specs: 18650, 85w, TC
Tank: 22mm topfill, bottom-airflow, 3ml
Coils: Q2 0.4 Ohm (40-80w) & 0.6 Ohm (20-50w)

Eleaf iStick Pico Vape Starter Kits

Eleaf iStick Pico Kit  – $32

Slightly more dated than the Alien Baby or Swag, but the inspiration behind both. The iStick Pico mod is a solid daily beater available in a ton of different color combos. The price is great for such a reliable vape starter kit.

Mod Specs: 18650, 85w, TC
Tank: 22mm topfill, bottom-airflow, 3ml
Coils: Q2 0.4 Ohm (40-80w) & 0.6 Ohm (20-50w)

Kangertech Subox Mini C Vape Starter Kit

Kangertech Subox Mini C – $23

Kangertech’s Subox Mini C is the latest generation of the vape started kit a whole generation of vapers got started with. Simple and subdued, it comes with the Pangu tank that uses the popular SSOCC coils. These coils have a wonderful range and tightness.

Mod Specs: 18650, 80w
Tank: 22mm topfill, bottom-airflow, 3.0ml
Coils: SSOCC 0.3 – 1.6 ohm

Vaporesso Revenger Mini Vape Starter Kit

Vaporesso Revenger Mini – $56

The Revenger Mini is super-portable and has a built-in battery for convenience. The back part of the mod lights up with a very tasteful design. Its’ a dynamite of a mod – small but packs a punch!

Mod Specs: 2,500 MaH Li-Po, 85W, TC
Tank: 22mm topfill, bottm-airflow, 2ml (NRG tank)
Coils: 0.4 ohm GT2 coil/ 0.5 ohm GT CCELL

Vaporesso Tarot Nano Starter Kit

Vaporesso Tarot Nano Kit – $56

With the usualy high quality from Vaporesso comes the Tarot Nano vape starter kit capable of 80w max power, and a sleek design. It also has a bypass mode for a mech-like feel that more advanced users would appreciate.

Mod Specs: 2,500 MaH Li-Po, 80W, TC, Bypass
Tank: 22mm topfill, top-airflow, 2ml
Coils: 0.5 ohm EUC coil

Kangertech Spider Vape Starter Kit

Kangertech Spider Kit  – $65

The Spider mod uses a unique roller switch button instead of the usual up/down ones. It is visually striking, however you get only 2ml juice capacity for a pretty large (26mm) “Five 6” tank.

Mod Specs: 4,200 Mah Li-Po, 200w, TC
Tank: 26mm topfill, 2ml
Coils: 3x 0.6 Ohm Paralel Coil


Cloud-Chasing Vape Starter Kits

The vape starter kits in this section typically have a lot of power, uses at least two 18650 batteries, and have tanks that support high-wattage & high-temperature vaping.


SMOK Alien Vape Starter Kits

SMOK Alien Kit  – $65

Probably the most popular cloud-chasing start kit if 2016, the Alien mod coupled with the TFV8 Baby tank made this kit so enjoyable. The Alien mod is stylish and available in so many diffierent color combos. The TFV8 Baby coils are also widely available.

Mod Specs: 2x 18650, 220w, TC
Tank: 22mm topfill, bottom-airflow, 3ml
Coils: 0.4 ohm (40 – 80W) / 0.15 ohm (50 – 100W)

SMOK G-Priv 2 Kit

SMOK G-Priv 2 Kit – $77

G – PRIV2 is an advanced version of G – PRIV, with a touch-screen interface, slimmer body and snappy looks. SMOK hit it out of the park with the G-Priv series, and coupled with the X-Baby tank this is a great vape starter kit for cloud-chasing.

Mod Specs: 2x 18650, 230w, TC
Tank: 24.5mm topfill, top-airflow, 4ml
Coils: Q2 0.4 ohm dual coils (40 – 80W), T6 0.2 ohm sextuple coils (40 – 130W)

Kangertech iKen Starter Kit

Kangertech Iken Kit  – $65

The iKen kit is pretty bulky, but it does give you loads of power (up to 230w) while using a built-in battery for convenience. Again, the use of SSOCC coils here means that you can have a whole range of coils to try, although the kit itself only includes the Stainless Steel SSOCC coil.

Mod Specs: 5,000 MaH Li-Po, 230w, TC
Tank: 24mm topfill, bottom-airflow, 4ml
Coils: SSOCC SS 0.2 ohm

SMOK S-Priv Starter Kit

SMOK S-Priv Kit  – $67

If you’ve been looking for a single-coil 24mm squonk RDA, this is what you need! Think of it as a larger, badder Hadaly. 24mm in diameter with side adjustable airflow, it comes with a wide bore Ultem driptip (non-standard) and the squonking pin.

Mod Specs: 18650, 80W, TC
Tank: 22mm topfill, 3.5ml
Coils: 0.4 Ohm & 0.6 Ohm

Vaporesso Tarot Nano Starter Kit

Wismec Predator 228 Kit – $66

The Wismec Predator vape starter kit caused a stir when it was first released, due to some 510 issues. However, it still remains a good vape starter kit as you can see from the amount of rave reviews by users themselves. The Elabo tank you allows for a much larger juice capacity than a lot of other kits you see here.

Mod Specs: 2x 18650, 228w, TC, TCR
Tank: 25mm topfill, bottom-airflow, 4.9ml
Coils: 0.2 ohm (40 – 80W), 0.25 ohm (40 – 120W)