Just a couple of years ago huge clouds of vapor was only possible by extreme low resistance coils and high wattage mods. Today the vape landscape looks a lot different. Sure, vape gear manufacturers are still producing high wattage mods. Mods calling for 3x 18650 cells, and we’ll most likely see triple 21700 cells in 2019. For now, Sub-Ohm Tank manufacturers have made great strides with better coils, including mesh coils, where performance can be stellar when used on mods that output 100W or less.

Some of these low wattage mods use single 18650 cells, or single 2X700 cells, and of the several dozen released this year, it wasn’t easy to weed through them all to find the 5 best low wattage mods. After weeks of researching, going back to reading reviews, pulling them off the shelves for a couple of days of use, we narrowed them down to 5 mods we were most pleased with.

Using Value, Quality, and Performance as our guide, the following mods will definitely please the vast majority of Vapers. These 5 are certainly not the “only” good low wattage mods, but they are the ones we believe are superior mods with excellent value.

Award Winning Low Wattage Mods Spinfuel VAPE

1st Place Winner - Lost Vape Mirage

Value, Quality, Performance

lost vape mirageWith all things considered, it wasn’t hard to pick the Lost Vape Mirage as the Best Low-Wattage Mod of 2018. Months after its release the Mirage still sales for just over $100, but considering the Mirage is a single cell 18650 or single 2X700 cell that can output 80W (18650) and 100W (2X700), the quality, reliability, and performance are hard to beat. Our 2nd place nominee is some $40 more than the Mirage.

Spinfuel VAPE REVIEW

By utilizing an upgraded DNA75C Chipset, the Lost Vape Mirage 100W Resin Box Mod presents a high-end vape design and unique resin dyed inlay that is compatible with single 18650 or 2X700 battery platform. The Lost Vape Mirage is expertly designed with a beautiful and solid frame, accented with a visually striking resin dyed inlays that makes every mod unique and leaves a stunning impression. Powered by a single 18650/20700/21700 (sold separately), the Mirage integrates a power upgrade of the Evolv’s DNA 75C Chipset with 100W of maximum power and sophisticated customization ranging from full temperature regulation to personalized screen options when utilized with the companion Escribe application. The Mirage DNA 75C deploys a colorful 0.96 Inch OLED display matrix with the handling of three-button adjustments for unprecedented support.

Due to the nature of manufacturing, design, and unique resin elements, each Lost Vape Mirage DNA75C features a unique colorway and patterning. Photos are for reference only and are not representative of the variances of each unit.

Lost Vape Mirage DNA75C TC Box Mod Features:

  • Dimensions – 93mm by 43.5mm by 28mm
  • Single 20700/21700 Battery Platform – Not Included
  • Optional Single 18650 Battery Platform – Requires Sleeve
  • Wattage Output Range: 1-100W
  • Voltage Output Range: 0.6-9V
  • Min Kanthal Resistance: 0.25ohm
  • Min Temperature Resistance: 0.15ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel
  • Intuitive OLED Display
  • Durable Zinc Alloy Chassis Construction
  • Unique Resin Dyed Inlay
  • Three-Button Operation
  • Upgraded Evolv’s DNA75C Color Chipset
  • Upgradeable Escribe Software – Theme Generator
  • 85% Output Efficiency
  • Cell-by-Cell Monitoring
  • Cell Balancer
  • Atomizer Protection
  • Low Resistance Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Overheat Protection
  • Low Voltage Step Down Protection
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • Stainless Steel 510 Thread Point
  • Spring-Loaded Nickel Plated Brass 510 Connection

Includes:

  • 1 Lost Vape Mirage DNA75C Mod
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual

The Nominees

YiHi SXmini SL Class

Nominee

YiHi SXmini SL Class Spinfuel VAPENo doubt the YiHi SXmini SL Class is expensive when compared to most other 100W mods, but boy oh boy, the SL Class is one of the finest single cell mods ever made. It’s $139.95 price tag keeps it from being the 1st Place Winner in the Spinfuel VAPE Best Vape Gear Awards, but if you can swing it, this amazing machine will not disappoint.

Spinfuel VAPE Review

The YiHi SXmini SL Class SX485J 100W Box Mod is the next luxurious device from YiHi’s unrivaled line-up, utilizing a single 18650/20700/21700 battery platform with a premium frame chassis and high-end grip design. The high-end impression is complemented with ergonomic construction design, making the SXmini SL Class a phenomenal all-day vape option. Accessed via a threaded battery cover at the bottom of the device, the SL Class SX485J can support single 18650, 20700, or 21700 battery for wide range of vape battery options. The internal YiHi SX485J Chipset provides tremendous output range of 5 to 100W alongside a suite of functionality such as full temperature control support and efficient processor for accurate and customizable experience. The inclusion of SXi-Q Intelligent Taste Curve Technology features an algorithmic calculation that allows users to set, fine tune, and save 5-memory output curves.

YiHi SXmini SL Class SX485J 100W Box Mod Features:

  • Dimensions – 88mm by 35mm by 27.5mm
  • Single High-Amp 21700/20700 Battery – Not Included
  • Optional Single 18650 Battery – Adapters Included
  • Advanced YiHi SX485J Processor
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-100W
  • Joule Output Range: 10-100J
  • Voltage Output Range: 1-7.5V
  • Temperature Control Range: 212-572F
  • Mininum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Comprehensive Temperature Control Suite
  • TCR Adjustments
  • Taste Mode – Powerful+, Powerful, Standard, Soft, Eco and SXi-Q
  • SXi-Q Intelligent Taste Curve – 5 Memory Modes
  • High-Quality Zinc Alloy & Stainless Steel Construction
  • Joystick Adjustment Controller – Joystick Spinner
  • Bottom-Loaded Threaded Battery Cover
  • Full-Color TFT IPS Display
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Output Short Protection
  • Low Resistance Protection
  • Low Battery Voltage Warning
  • Overheat Protection
  • Over-Charge Protection
  • Buck-Boost Technology
  • Firmware Upgradeable
  • MicroUSB Port – 2A Maximum Charge
  • Stainless Steel 510 Connection
  • Available in Aluminum w/ Etching – Black Tang, Steel/Grey Tang, Coffee Tang
  • Available in Carbon Fiber – Black
  • Available in Stabilized Wood – Blue Series, Green Series, Mixed Color

Includes:

  • 1 SXmini SL Class Box Mod
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • 1 18650 Battery Adapter
  • 1 Instructional Manual

Vaporesso Armor

Nominee

Vaporesso ArmourIn the same week Vaporesso released two mods and starter kits that were unmistakably the finest mods yet from this manufacturer. Both earned the Spinfuel VAPE Award Nomination for Best Vape Gear as well. For the Low-Wattage category it had to be the marvelous Armour, a 100W 20X700 (and 18650) mod that screams quality yet sells for less than $50. Still in use by many Spinfuel VAPE Staffers, the Armor is a beloved mod and starter kit in the vape community.

Spinfuel VAPE Review Here

The Vaporesso Armour Pro 100W TC Starter Kit deploys a highly advanced OMNI Board 4.0 Chip with serious power output and minimal firing delay, utilizing a single 18650/20700/21700 battery to pair with the Cascade Baby Sub-Ohm Tank. The Armour Pro 100W is constructed to be a compact single 21700/20700 battery platform, with the option of accommodating single 18650 battery for a wider range of power sourcing (batteries are sold separately). The whole unit implements a soft curvature contour that fits luxuriously in-hand, featuring a 0.96 Inch full-color display. The OMNI Board 4.0 Chip inside the Armour Pro offers full customizable wattage and temperature control suit and an Insta-Fire speed of 0.002 seconds! The optimal pairing for the device is the new Cascade Baby Tank, featuring 5mL maximum juice capacity, triple slotted airflow control, and utilization of the GT Coil System with a mesh coil option.

Vaporesso GT Replacement Coils

Vaporesso Armour Pro 100W Box Mod Features:

  • Dimensions: 91.4mm by 38.5mm by 27mm
  • Single High-Amp 18650/20700/21700 Battery – Not Included
  • Innovative OMNI Board 4.0 Chipset
  • Insta-Fire – 0.002 S Firing Speed
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-100W
  • Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.03ohm
  • Support Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • Smart Variable Wattage – Hard, Normal, Soft
  • Temperature Coefficient of Resistance Adjustments (TCR)
  • Customized Curvature of Temperature (CCT)
  • Customized Curvature of Wattage (CCW)
  • Bypass Mode
  • Intuitive 0.96 Inch OLED Full-Color Display
  • Oversized Firing Bar
  • Three Adjustment Buttons
  • Durable Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • In-Mould Labeling (IML) Injection – High-Resistant
  • All Metal Oversized Firing Button
  • MicroUSB Port – 2A Max Charge
  • 510 Connection

Vaporesso Cascade Baby Sub-Ohm Tank:

  • 24.5mm Diameter
  • 5mL Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainlesss Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Isolation Structure Design – Separates Juice & Coil Chamber
  • Vaporesso GT Coil System
  • 0.3ohm GT CCELL 2 Coil – rated for 35-40W
  • 0.18ohm GT Mesh Coil – rated for 50-90W
  • Triple Triangular-Shaped Airflow Control
  • Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
  • Slide-n-Fill Design – Convenient Top-Fill
  • 510 Connection

Includes:

  • 1 Armour Pro 100W Box Mod
  • 1 Cascade Baby Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1 0.3ohm GT CCELL 2 Coil
  • 1 0.18ohm GT Mesh Coil
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual

SMOK Mag Grip

Nominee

SMOK Mag GripOh there will be many Anti-SMOK Vapers out there outraged over including a SMOK Mod in our Year End Awards. We understand, but in our experience, the SMOK Mag Grip is one of the most enjoyable 100W mods we’ve used all year. That powerful grip, the large flat top that can accommodate the largest Tanks and RTA’s, and that firm yet responsive Trigger makes the Mag Grip a true value and performance mod.

Spinfuel VAPE Review

The SMOK MAG Grip 100W TC Box Mod is designed with aggressive impression and ergonomic functionality in-mind, presenting a single 18650/20700/21700 platform with the intelligent chipset and intuitively OLED screen location. The SMOK MAG Grip 100W Box Mod takes a tremendous step in crafting a visually impressive performance box mods, implementing a curved hammer design where the 0.66″ OLED display is located. This simultaneously works in conjunction with the trigger-inspired firing button to craft an ergonomic structure that fits comfortably on the palms for daily vaping usage. The MAG Grip is powered by a single 20700 or 21700 high-amp battery (sold separately), with the option of utilizing single 18650 for additional versatility. Powered by SMOK’s newest intelligent chipset for compact devices, the MAG Grip Mod can power up to 100W of maximum power with 20700/21700 battery and a wide range of dynamic output adjustments.

SMOK MAG Grip 100W Box Mod Features:

  • Dimensions – 91.5mm by 67mm by 38mm
  • Single High-Amp 20700/21700 Battery – Not Included
  • Optional Single 18650 Battery – Adapter Included
  • Wattage Output Range – 20700/21700: 1-100W
  • Wattage Output Range – 18650: 1-85W
  • Voltage Output Range: 0.5-9V
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.06ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • Preheat Functionality – Soft, Normal, Hard, Max
  • Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) Adjustments
  • Superior Zinc Alloy Construction
  • Intuitive 0.66″ OLED Display
  • Universally Unique Identifier
  • Oversized Firing Switch – Trigger-Like Design
  • Sliding Battery Bay Access – Coin-Shaped Button Lock
  • Intelligent Atomizer Recognition
  • Puff Monitoring System
  • 10 Seconds Cut-Off
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Over Heating Protection
  • Over-Discharge Protection
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Black, Red, Prism Chrome, Blue, Silver

SMOK MAG Grip 100W Box Mod Features:

  • Dimensions – 91.5mm by 67mm by 38mm
  • Single High-Amp 20700/21700 Battery – Not Included
  • Optional Single 18650 Battery – Adapter Included
  • Wattage Output Range – 20700/21700: 1-100W
  • Wattage Output Range – 18650: 1-85W
  • Voltage Output Range: 0.5-9V
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.06ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • Preheat Functionality – Soft, Normal, Hard, Max
  • Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) Adjustments
  • Superior Zinc Alloy Construction
  • Intuitive 0.66″ OLED Display
  • Universally Unique Identifier
  • Oversized Firing Switch – Trigger-Like Design
  • Sliding Battery Bay Access – Coin-Shaped Button Lock
  • Intelligent Atomizer Recognition
  • Puff Monitoring System
  • 10 Seconds Cut-Off
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Over Heating Protection
  • Over-Discharge Protection
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Black, Red, Prism Chrome, Blue, Silver

GEEK VAPE AEGIS 100W

Nominee

Geek Vape Aegis 100WWith several Geek Vape Aegis models on the market, let’s be clear that this nominee is for the 100W model, which is powered by the 18650, 20700 or 21700. (18650 outputs 80W). The Aegis feels powerful in the hand with its grip styling, top-notch materials, and its reputation of never misfiring. The Aegis is a workhorse for under $60. What’s not to love?

Spinfuel VAPE Review

The Geek Vape Aegis 100W TC Starter Kit is a totally complete set designed to be protected from natural elements featuring a comprehensive 100W device to pair with the newly introduced Shield Sub-Ohm Tank. The Aegis 100W TC Box Mod is constructed with durable and zinc alloy material construction, adopting adopts an advanced LSR Injection Moulding technology that can easily withstand dirty environmental, shock-absorbent, and water-resistant capability. The chassis of the Aegis 100W is built around the utilization of a single 2660 platform, with the versatility of accommodating 18650, 20700, and 21700 platform (batteries sold separately). To be able to use the 20700 or 21700 battery, users must change out the battery door labeled for those specific batteries. The battery is bottom-loaded, open and closed by a threaded battery cap for secure attachment, optimal safety, and eliminates battery rattle. A rocker-inspired firing button in a trigger-style structure provides user-friendly operation, with an intuitive OLED display screen for organized informational readouts. The Aegis Mod has a maximum wattage output of 100W, and several output modes, such as: Power Wattage, VPC, TC-TCR, and BYPASS Mode. Under temperature control setting, it has Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) setting, a proprietary technology to adjust resistance of a wide range of heating elements to different ranges. Included within each kit is the Shield Sub-Ohm Tank, a 26mm atomizer with a maximum juice capacity of 4.5 milliliters, convenient flip top-fill design, and the utilization of the IM Coil System.

Geek Vape IM & Aero Mesh Replacement Coils

Geek Vape Aegis 100W TC Box Mod Features:

  • Dimensions: 88mm by 46.8mm by 37.8mm
  • Single High-Amp 18650, 20700, 21700, 26650 Battery – Not Included
  • Wattage Output Range: 1-100W
  • Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Support Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • Temperature Coefficient of Resistance Adjustments (TCR)
  • VPC Mode – Power Curve Adjustments
  • BYPASS Mode
  • Intuitive 0.91″ OLED Display
  • Durable Aluminum & Zinc Alloy Construction
  • Military Standard 810G-516.6 Shockproof System
  • IP67 Water Proof and Dustproof System
  • Rocker-Style Firing Button
  • Threaded Battery Cap – Bottom-Loaded
  • Hidden MicroUSB Port – Firmware Update ONLY
  • Spring-Loaded Gold-Plated 510 Connection
  • Available in Brown, Gunmetal, Stealth Black, Pumpkin Orange, Red, Green Camo, Leopard

Geek Vape Shield Sub-Ohm Tank Features:

  • 26mm Diameter
  • 4.5mL Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Performance Illusion Mini IM Coil Series
  • 0.4ohm iM1 Single Coil – rated for 40-70W
  • 0.15ohm iM4 Quadruple Coil – rated for 50-120
  • Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow Control
  • Convenient Flip Top-Fill Method
  • Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
  • Gold-Plated 510 Connection

Includes:

  • 1 Aegis 100W TC Box Mod
  • 1 Shield Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1 0.4ohm IM1 Single Coil
  • 1 0.15ohm IM4 Quad Coil
  • 1 Spare Silica Glass Tube
  • 1 18650 Battery Adapter
  • 1 20700/21700 Battery Cap
  • 1 Replacement Silicone Seal
  • Spare Parts
  • Instruction Manual
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