Best Sub-Ohm Vape Mod to Buy 2023 Review
The world of Sub-Ohm vaping ebbs and flows with the constant changes of trends within the vaping industry. One minute it’s a cultural phenomenon where people puff huge clouds of vapour at conventions and with friends, but at other times it’s less popular – with the rise of disposables and discreet pod kits dominating the market. During 2023 so far, we are seeing a bit of a resurgence among vape mods that are more capable of producing Sub-Ohm clouds. Below we explain what exactly this trend refers to and some of the best Sub-Ohm mods available this year that have got enthusiasts excited and turned the heads of a few disposable fans.
What is a Sub-Ohm Mod?
A Sub-Ohm mod essentially refers to vaping a coil below a resistance of 1.0 Ohms. Because the coil acts as the heating element which turns your e-liquid into vapour, a lower resistance Sub-Ohm coil which is often paired with a thicker and high VG (Vegetable Glycerine) vape juice will create larger clouds of vapour because of the lower resistance and higher heat needed to generate that cloud production. It therefore creates a better experience for cloud enthusiasts and sweeter plus in most cases more dense flavours. The lower the resistance and the higher the wattage from your Sub-Ohm mod, the bigger the clouds – it’s that simple!
Top 5 Sub-Ohm Mods of 2023
So which Sub-Ohm mod do you go for? Well, there are tons of choices out there, with big brands such as Smok, Geekvape, Vaporesso, Innokin and Voopoo renowned for their advanced mods that boast plenty of features to optimise the experience and get the best experience from Sub-Ohm vaping. For 2023, these are our top picks:
Smok Morph 3 – Overall Best Sub-Ohm Mod
Smok is one of the biggest brands for Sub-Ohm technology and has a reputation for creating devices that are packed with tons of features and have beast-mode tanks that produce huge clouds of flavoursome vapour. Examples in the past include the once-popular Smok Alien, the R-Kiss collection and the Smok Rigel.
Another equally impressive series is the Smok Morph 3, part of the Morph range, which may be their best yet and features as the most recommended in our 2023 list so far (granted there are a few months left in the year and this list may change depending on what else is released!). Along with the new TA coils, this Sub-Ohm mod from Smok looks and feels great in the hand. The coil options include a 0.15 Sub-Ohm coil, as well as a 0.2 and 0.4 Ohm. Each produces quick ramp-up times and billowing clouds that will stand out in a crowd. You can optimise the experience through the variable wattage, which goes up to a huge 230W and there is temperature control too, depending on whether you like a warmer or cooler vape.
It’s slightly on the expensive side but that’s pretty standard for vape mods because of what they offer. With the Morph 3, it has a comfortable grip with a leather panel on one side and it has a well-lit 0.96-inch TFT display to customise your vape and see your latest settings. It’s a super durable mod with dual external batteries needed and overall produces fantastic flavour, cloud production and reliability, with a leakproof T-Air Sub-Ohm tank.
Voopoo Drag M100S – Best Versatile Sub-Ohm Mod
Next on our list is the super flexible Voopoo Drag M100S, which is a Sub-Ohm mod that can also act as a mouth-to-lung vape with higher resistance coils too! It supports a 21700 battery as well as a 18650 battery, so you have the choice of that also depending on which battery style you prefer. The vape kit looks seriously slick and comes in lots of cool colour options, with its black and dark wood being a particularly impressive colour theme.
The fourth generation Drag device itself vapes up to 100W which is adjustable of course and works in various power modes alongside the leakproof top airflow UForce-L tank. It also has a unique lock switch which works in various ways so you can power off the device, lock the up and down button to auto-draw only or lock the entire device, so it’s nice to have those options. All in all, with tons of different PnP coil options, the Drag 100S is a nice-looking Sub-Ohm mod with lots of features and style changes to pick the best device which suits your day-to-day needs.
Geekvape H45 Classic – Most Robust Sub-Ohm Mod
Geekvape is recognised worldwide for its sturdy and reliable vape mod options and does not disappoint with the Geekvape H45 Classic, which follows on from the original H45 vape mod and Aegis Hero. We like first of all that it’s IP-68 rated, which means it’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof to ensure no matter the conditions or circumstances you find yourself in, the Geekvape H45 Classic will hold up and perform as expected!
It is also impressive how the device looks with the tank sitting flush on the top of the mod. Producing some excellent flavour as we have come to expect from the Geekvape Sub-Ohm technology, the mesh coils work fantastically well in this device, which vapes up to an adjustable 45W. With a 1400mAh battery, it’s more than enough for Sub-Ohm vaping, as well as a smart mode to detect the coil that you add and adjusts the wattage accordingly.
Vaporesso Gen 200 – Best Cloud-Chasing Device
Next up is another innovative brand which in 2023 has announced the market release of the exciting Vaporesso Coss (date to be confirmed in the UK) and the Vaporesso Eco Nano kit. While they’re suited more towards MTL vapers, Vaporesso still produces some fantastic vape mods for Sub-Ohm vaping too.
Example in the past has included the iconic Target series which is a cross-over between mod and Sub-Ohm mod vaping, but the most important series has to be the Gen. The latest model – the Gen 200, released in tandem with the more compact Gen 80S, is a chunky Sub-Ohm mod that delivers a knockout blow to the rest of the industry with a 220W power output, pulse mode and adjustable airflow.
There are Sub-Ohm mesh coil options of 0.2 and 0.4 Ohms for a smooth and voluminous amount of cloud production. It’s got an interesting design, an intuitive screen display and simple navigation for vaping on the move.
Geekvape Z200 – Awesome Touch Screen
Our final pick of 2023 so far is the stylish and practical Geekvape Z200. Just like the H45 classic, it is sturdy but because of the screen nowhere near as much and should be more careful like you would with a smartphone. It powers up to 200W and the most impressive feature has to be the 2.3-inch touchscreen. In addition, there is adjustable airflow and dual 18650 batteries. Best of all, you get prolonged coil life with the new XM 0.15 Sub-Ohm coil for a longer-lasting high VG e-liquid flavour. When you pair all this up with the multiple power modes available, you have one impressive Sub-Ohm mod option!