What are the Different Types of Vapes?

Since it’s introduction to the world in 2003, vaping has come a long way. The modern-day mods producing huge plumes of vapour are virtually unrecognisable from the very first commercially successful e-cigarette. People have swapped smoking for vaping in their droves, revolutionising the industry into a massive $14 billion global market. We think it’s fair to say, that is a staggering amount of money!

With the ever-increasing success of the market and awareness continuing to grow, we’re often approached by new customers who enter our store asking about the different types of vaping kit. So here it is, an overview with an explanation on each!

There are different types of vapes, but the main components are similar…

Your typical vape tends to have three core components that form the basic operation of how it works. These are:

E-liquids “I’ve got a class new juice mate, custard cream.” Have you ever wondered what your friend was on about? The e-liquid is the flavoursome “juice” at the heart of the vaping experience. Nowadays, there’s a massive range of flavours to suit your taste. Whether you’d prefer a nice, reserved berry medley or to be living it up with an edgy, pina colada cocktail flavour, there’s an option for everyone.

Atomizer You can thank this part of the vape for letting you enjoy the flavour, as it heats the e-liquid into vapour.

Battery The powerhouse of the vape that keeps all the lights on. These can be recharged both internally and externally.

The different types of vapes
Okay so that’s a quick lesson on the structure, but what are the different types of vape?

Deemed as the first-generation, the cig-a-like vaping devices were designed to imitate the look and feel of a traditional cigarette. Although not that popular anymore in comparison to other vaping kits, they’re found at most convenience stores and serve as a rather low-cost entry point into vaping. They’re also a great way for smokers to transition over to vaping and get to grips with how it all works.

Compared to their modern-day successors that have all the bells and whistles, cig-a-likes consist of a relatively simple structure with minimum parts. Typically, upon pressing the power button, a component called the cartomizer begins to increase in temperature using a heating coil wrapped in polyfill. Soaking up the e-liquid, the wrapping then heats it up, transforming it into vapour for your enjoyment.

Vape Pens
Vape pens are larger than cig-a-likes and are typically the most popular entry point for new starters. Customers have a huge range of options to choose from including a variety of devices and e-liquids at their disposal. These instruments operate very much in the same fashion as a cig-a-like, except that they store the e-liquid in a tank rather than a cartridge.

In our opinion, they tend to offer a superior and more enjoyable experience than their predecessors plus, they have a much longer battery life. Bonus!

Vaping Mods
Ah, the not so inconspicuous vaping mod. The one from which you’ve seen people blowing out huge clouds of vapour trailing down the street! An abbreviation for modification, Mods are a more powerful, advanced form of vape with some interesting features. Many incorporate an advanced display with an extraordinary array of options and settings, enabling you to browse through a number of menus.

There really is a wealth of information at your fingertips, allowing you to modify different settings to maximise your vaping experience. Did you know that there are juices that taste different at different temperatures? Adapt the temperature setting to achieve consistent control over the taste of your juice. Also, those frustrating days of walking down the street and the battery dying need no longer happen. Many mods have a clear control panel indicating how much power you have left, meaning you can make sure you can keep it topped up and ready to go at all times.

Pod Systems
The new kid on the block and considered by some as “the future of vaping”. Whether it is or not, we’ll let you decide. What we can say is that pod systems have attracted a lot of fans within the industry for their portability, ease of use and for having the power of a mod system. They actually work without an atomizer or a tank, instead delivering vapour using a unique pod located in the vape itself.

There tend to be two types of pod system:

An open pod, which is similar to past-generations of vapes in that they have a removable tank that can be filled manually with a choice of juice. These are often replaced after being filled a handful of times.

The second is the closed pod, which upon purchase is already pre-filled with liquid and is disposable. Drawbacks to consider are the fact that there is a limited choice of flavours in comparison to an open pod, whilst there is also the environmental aspect when disposing.

So there you go, we’ve listed the different types of vape.

Hopefully, it’s given you a good understanding of what would be most suitable for you. Whatever you choose, our team are on-hand to help, should you have any questions. Happy vaping!