Last Updated on April 11, 2018 by Team Spinfuel

One question we’re always asked is, “I’m thinking of vaping – what should I get to start?” To some, the perfect entry to vaping is the time-honored cig-a-like – after all, it most closely resembles the look and feel of smoking and might be enough to keep a quitter from reverting back to tobacco, though most of the time it’s a temporary fix.


Of course, disposable cig-a-likes don’t last long, and often don’t have enough power to keep smokers from getting frustrated. So, there are also pod mods, pen-style tank vapes, and more – all designed to move users toward more advanced experiences.


But, in this writer’s opinion, the ideal beginner vape mod kit is the one that moves users away from the look and feel of cigarettes, and to an experience that is decidedly different than smoking. Just as smokers are evolving past that habit, vaping has evolved to a practice that stands entirely on its own.


The selections below might not be the simplest products on shelves. They might not be the smallest. They might not be the right choices for EVERYONE. But, we feel the devices in this article balance the simplicity and usability of true entry-level products, with the advanced performance and capabilities of higher-end mods.


These are our selections, of course – there are always going to be debates and arguments to be had. Let us know what we missed in the comments section below!

Top 10 Vape Mod Kits for Beginners by Spinfuel VAPE

 10 Best Vape Mod Kits for Beginners

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PLY Rock Zilla 60W Box Mod

ply rock zilla 60w tc starter kitCompact, hefty, and entirely unique, the tiny PLY Rock Zilla kit not only gives beginners a potent, hard-hitting 60-watt mod, but also one of the finest enthusiast atomizers on the market, the Wake sub-ohm tank.


Powered by a 2,000 mAh internal battery, the PLY Rock Zilla is undeniably ergonomic – right down to a palm-friendly design, large, firm fire button, and easy to use menu system. But it’s also extremely pocket-friendly, while still offering more than enough heft to be reassuring in the hands and the pockets.


While the 60-watt power limit won’t be setting any records for cloud-production, the combination of the Zilla mod and Wake tank will give new vapers more flavor than they could ever expect out of a limited pod setup or disposable cig-a-like. And with a full-featured, but streamlined temperature control suite onboard, users can ease their way into more advanced use over time.


All of this is conveyed through a bright, easy-to-read OLED display, which not only makes things clear for users upon first firing the Zilla, but they’ll also learn more about the functionalities behind the operations, ensuring safe enjoyment throughout.


On its own, the PLY Rock Zilla is a fantastic, budget-friendly setup for new vapers. Packed with the Wake tank, users are getting a top-tier pairing that might even have some experienced vapers wondering where to pick one up.



PLY Rock Zilla 60W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Integrated 2000mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-60W
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Versatile Temperature Control Module
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless-Steel Heating Elements
  • Temperature Coefficient of Relativity (TCR) Adjustments
  • Ergonomically Designed – Comfortable Rubberized Grip
  • High Definition OLED Display
  • Elongated Firing Mechanism
  • Two Adjustment Buttons
  • MicroUSB Port
  • Spring-Loaded Stainless Steel 510 Connection


Wake Sub-Ohm Tank by Wake Mod Co. Specs:

  • 24mm Diameter
  • 3.3mL Juice Capacity
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Matte Anodized Aluminum Material – Top Cap & Airflow Ring
  • 24K Gold-Plated Interior Elements
  • 0.5ohm Wake Coil – rated for 40-80W
  • Dual 5-Hole Precision Airflow Control
  • Convenient Threaded Top-Fill Design
  • Acrylic Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • Gold-Plated Copper 510 Contact Pin

The Eleaf iStick Pico Baby 25W Starter Kit

Top 10 Vape Mod Kits for Beginners by Spinfuel VAPEI’d venture to say a high percentage of today’s experienced vapers got their start with an Eleaf iStick-branded mod. Hell, my first “high-powered” mod was an iStick – a mod that still gets some use in my house, more than four years after it debuted.


The ultra-portable Eleaf iStick Pico Baby 25W kit continues this tradition, offering newcomers a device pairing that perfectly bridges the gap between all-in-one simplicity, and higher-end performance and satisfaction. And it all comes in a stealthy, ergonomic setup perfect for pockets, purses and any situation where you don’t want to draw attention to your vape mod.


With a capable 1,050mAh internal battery, direct voltage format, companion tank and long-lasting coil system in the box, all users will need is some e-liquid and a quick read of the instruction manual.


While the battery is somewhat limited, and the 2mL tank capacity isn’t going to win any awards for longevity, the Pico Baby isn’t supposed to be a cloud-chucking machine. It’s supposed to bring new vapers to the party, through a tiny, welcoming package that brings strong flavor, and surprisingly powerful draws – even from just 25 watts behind them.


Plus, with the proven GS Air coil system in place, these newcomers can rest assured they won’t be buying replacement coils every 3-4 days. We’re still using the ones that came in the box, long after the Pico Baby starter kit arrived on our desks.


If the coils can handle OUR use and abuse, then beginner vapers are going to get a long life from each coil they attach to this ultra-portable setup.



Eleaf iStick Pico Baby 25W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Internal 1050mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Wattage Output Range: 25W
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600
  • Versatile Temperature Control Regulation
  • Direct Voltage Based Output
  • Intuitive OLED Display
  • Three Button Operation
  • Top-Sided Firing Button
  • Highly Responsive Operational Usage
  • Dual Circuit Protection
  • MicroUSB Port
  • Recessed 510 Section – Fits up 14mm
  • Magnetized 510 Connection
  • Available in Silver, Black, Green, Red, Blue, Purple


Eleaf GS Baby Tank Specs:

  • 14mm Diameter
  • 2mL Juice Capacity
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Bottom-Fill Design
  • Adjustable Airflow Control
  • Dual Cyclops Air slots
  • GS Air Coil System
  • 0.75ohm GS Air Coil – rated for 8-25W
  • 510 Connection


Eleaf iStick Pico Baby 25W TC Box Mod Contents:

  • 1 iStick Pico Baby 25W Box Mod
  • 1 GS Air Baby Atomizer
  • 2 0.75ohm GS Air Coils
  • 1 Magnetic Connector
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Spare Parts
  • Instructional Manual

Voopoo MOJO 88W TC Starter Kit

Top 10 Vape Mod Kits for Beginners by Spinfuel VAPEOne term you’ll see often in this article is “advanced vaping.” Now, “advanced” is a relative term, to be sure. But for beginner vapers, “advanced” likely means having a bit more control over the vape experience than a pen-style or cig-a-like will allow.

But some companies simply don’t start there. Take Voopoo, for example, which recently joined the entry-level vape mod market with its truly ADVANCED Mojo 88W starter kit. And believe the power-hungry vapers behind these desks – the Mojo is employing some seriously advanced technology beneath that durable, but decidedly “entry-level” exterior.


The Voopoo Mojo is powered by the vaunted GENE chipset – the same board behind the company’s fantastic Drag and TOO mods – scaled back to work with an internal battery. But don’t let the Mojo’s 88-watt limit fool you, because this mod ramps up as quickly as any other Voopoo device. In other words, it heats quickly, smoothly and effectively, every time you hit the fire key.


This is made easier with the Mojo’s ergonomic and beginner-friendly operations, which combine stealthy button placement and a simplified, linear menu system that’s easily navigated on the bright OLED display. It’s not the most-intricate system out there, but it doesn’t need to be. The important information is there, allowing new users to quickly acclimate to this level of vaping.


The included U-FORCE sub-ohm tank only improves this package, with a tank that can blow clouds or scale back for mouth-to-lung use, thanks to highly adjustable airflow, ample capacity, and long-lasting coils, right in the box.



VOOPOO MOJO 88W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Integrated 2600mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-88W
  • Output Voltage Range: 0-8.5V
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Highly Advanced US GENE Fun Chip
  • CNC Precision Milled
  • High-Quality Zinc Alloy Construction
  • Simplified Minimalist Design
  • Sharp Lines and Sleek Design
  • Intuitive OLED Display
  • Stealth Trigger-Like Firing Mechanism
  • Dual Adjustment Buttons – Hidden Circular Key
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Over-Temperature Protection
  • Overtime Protection
  • Output Over-Current Protection
  • Overcharge Protection
  • Over Discharge Protection
  • Low Battery Warning
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • 510 Connection
  • Available Colors – Black, Yellow, Gray, Red, White, Orange, Blue


VOOPOO UFORCE Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 24.6mm Tank Diameter
  • 3.5mL Maximum Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • UFORCE OCC Coil Technology
  • 0.4ohm U2 UForce Dual Coils – rated for 40-80W
  • Short Chimney – Flavor-Focused
  • Quick Vent Channel Design – Rapid Heat Discharge
  • Sliding Top-Fill Method
  • Precision Triple Auxiliary Bottom Airflow Control
  • 14mm Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip – Vibrant Colorways
  • 24K Gold-Plated 510 Connection


VOOPOO MOJO 88W TC Starter Kit Contents:

  • 1 VOOPOO MOJO 88W Box Mod
  • 2 0.4ohm U2 UForce Coils
  • 1 Spare Parts & Glass
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Gene Chip Card
  • Instructional Manual

Joyetech EXCEED BOX Starter Kit

Top 10 Vape Mod Kits for Beginners by Spinfuel VAPEIf a mod kit like the Voopoo Mojo seems to be a bit much to take when just getting started, perhaps a streamlined direct voltage setup is more appropriate. And few are as simple and potent as the Joyetech EXCEED Box starter kit, which marries a no-nonsense, one-button control system with a litany of protection measures to ensure new users don’t push the mod beyond its limits.


This smoothly curved, unadorned box mod keeps things user-friendly by limiting the functionality to a large, round fire key and an intuitive LED display on the top of the device, which dictates battery life, warning messages and other key information. Because of this, users can grab their EXCEED Box Mods and go about their business.


And they can do so for quite a while, because the EXCEED is equipped with a highly capable 3,000mAh battery, and the companion EXCEED D22C sub-ohm tank, which has 22mm of diameter, an ample 3.5mL tank, and a pair of ultra-long-lasting coils, right in the box.


While the Joyetech EXCEED BOX doesn’t quite have the full customization of other devices on this list, the direct voltage output can be changed to constant voltage, for slight differences in power and performance. But more importantly, the vape quality is tremendous for a mod limited to 50 watts of power – so much so, that our test team found themselves revisiting the EXCEED BOX, long after our research was complete.



Joyetech EXCEED BOX Mod Specs:

  • Dimensions – 115mm by 41mm by 25mm
  • Internal 3000mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Maximum Wattage Output: 50W
  • Direct Voltage Output System
  • Output Mode – Direct Output / Constant Voltage Output
  • Ergonomic Soft Contour
  • Intuitive LED Battery Indicator
  • One Button Operation
  • Oversized Firing Mechanism
  • Dual Circuit Protection
  • MicroUSB Port – 1A Max Current
  • Stainless Steel 510 Connection


Joyetech Exceed D22C Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 22mm Diameter
  • 2mL Standard Juice Capacity
  • 3.5mL Maximum Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
  • High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
  • Convenient Threaded Top-Fill Design – Childproof System
  • Dual Adjustable Bottom Airflow – Multi-Slots
  • Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • Exceed EX Series Coil System
  • 0.5ohm EX Coil – rated for 20-35W (Direct-to-Lung)
  • 1.2ohm EX Coil – rated for 8-14W (Mouth-to-Lung)
  • 510 Connection


Joyetech EXCEED BOX Mod Kit contents:

  • 1 EXCEED BOX battery
  • 1 EXCEED D22C atomizer
  • 1 1.2ohm EX Coil – MTL head
  • 1 0.5ohm EX Coil – DL head
  • 1 Chimney Extension
  • 1 Spare Glass Tube – 3.5mL
  • 1 MicroUSB cable
  • 1 Warranty card
  • 1 Warning card
  • Spare Parts

Limitless Mod Co. Marquee 80W AIO System

limitless mod co. lmc marquee 80w aio system all colorsWe’ve covered the Limitless Mod Co. Marquee before, in our best AIO device article. But this innovative multitasker just does too many things well – and easily – to not be included here, as well.


As an AIO mod, the Marquee features a built-in 2mL juice chamber, internal 2,400mAh battery and an internal coil system. But this is the first AIO vape mod on this list that features adjustable wattage and temperature control. That’s because the traditional AIO functionality is only one selling point of the Marquee.


The Marquee box mod also comes with a 510-adapter allowing you to put any 510 atomizers on top of the mod, to take advantage of the 80-watt power output, and even a comprehensive temperature control suite, with all the usual bells and whistles. And, for the purists, there’s also a bypass mode, allowing the Marquee to operate as a direct wattage device.


And, the Limitless Marquee also has a patent pending pod adapter, which can accommodate the company’s own Pulse Pods (alongside several other companies’ pod cartridges), and even salt nicotine e-liquid!


For beginners, options are paramount, making the Marquee a tremendous value – one that also offers a wide range of use scenarios, so newcomers can find their preferred style of vaping without breaking the bank or driving themselves nuts along the way.


Limitless Marquee 80W AIO System Specs:

  • All-In-One Design – 3-in-1
  • 2mL Maximum Juice Reservoir
  • Built-In 2400mAh Internal Battery
  • Wattage Output Range: 7-80W
  • Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
  • Supports Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless-Steel Heating Elements
  • BYPASS Mode
  • Stealth Firing Bar Mechanism
  • Unique Dual Adjustment Buttons
  • Intuitive OLED Display
  • 0.6ohm Marquee Coil
  • Dual Slotted Adjustable Airflow Control
  • Convenient Top-Fill Design
  • 510 Threaded Atomizer Adapter – Included
  • Pod-Based Adapter – Not Included
  • Magnetic Threadless Tank Attachment


Limitless Marquee 80W AIO System Contents:

  • 1 Limitless Marquee Mod System
  • 1 Limitless Marquee Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 2 0.6ohm Marquee Coils
  • 1 510 Atomizer Attachment
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual

Smoant Battlestar Nano RDA 80W Starter Kit

Top 10 Vape Mod Kits for Beginners by Spinfuel VAPEFor “beginners” who might not have a lot of experience using vape mods, but also know what kind of experience they want, comes the more-targeted Smoant Battlestar Nano RDA 80W starter kit. We say “more targeted” because unlike the barrage of low-wattage tanks you usually see at this level of device, the Battlestar Nano is equipped with a pretty solid rebuildable dripping atomizer (RDA).


Make no mistake, the 80-watt Battlestar Nano isn’t quite a competition-level cloud chucker. But with a streamlined, display-free approach, external 18650 format, and uber-low atomizer resistance level, the Battlestar Nano can put out some ample vapor with the included RDA.


Now, don’t worry – Smoant set this mod up with considerable protection measures, including low resistance, draw time cutoff, reverse polarity, overheating and more, so newcomers don’t need to worry about pushing the device past its capabilities. However, with no control or operation system in place, they’ll also need to learn battery and coil-building safety before moving forward.


That said, the included Battlestar 24mm RDA makes that pretty easy, with a simplified, two-post design that leads to easy, secure coil builds, and proven dripper flavor and vapor.


The Smoant Battlestar Nano might be the odd duck on this list, but for beginner vapers who want to move a little closer to the advanced performance they’ve seen from other mods, this kit is a sensible, well-spec’d option.


Smoant Battlestar Nano 80W Box Mod Specs:

  • Dimensions – 81mm by 37mm by 24mm
  • Single 18650 High-Amp Battery – Not Included
  • Wattage Output Range: 1-80W
  • Max Output Voltage: 4.2V
  • Max Output Current: 40A
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Superior Zinc Alloy Construction
  • Screenless Design – Energy Efficient
  • Oversized Firing Button
  • Low Resistance Protection
  • Over-time Protection
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Overheating Protection
  • MicroUSB Port
  • Spring-Loaded Stainless Steel 510 Connection


Smoant Battlestar RDA Specs:

  • 24mm Base Diameter
  • Deep Juice Well
  • Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
  • Gold-Plated Build Deck
  • Horizontal Two-Post, Quad Terminals Design
  • Top-Secured via Slotted Screws
  • PEEK Insulator
  • Single or Dual Coil Configurations
  • Dynamic Side Airflow Control
  • Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • 510 Connection


Smoant Battlestar Nano 80W Box Mod Contents:

  • 1 Battlestar Nano 80W Box Mod
  • 1 Battlestar RDA
  • 1 Screwdriver
  • Spare Parts & O-Rings
  • Instructional Manual

SMOK Stick Prince Kit

smok stick prince kit tfv12 prince tank package contentsWith so many mods on the market, it’s no surprise to see SMOK make this list, as well. But the SMOK Stick Prince kit is a classy, understated option for beginner vapers who want the power and performance of a mechanical tube mod, but with the safety and regulation SMOK is known for the world around.


This 148mm tall tube stays true to the classic mech mod format, but in a compact design that is portable and pocketable and feels good in the hands. The Stick Prince is also reassuringly hefty, thanks to a sizable 3,000mAh internal battery, and a chipset that provides a full slate of safety measures, including cutoff, temperature and resistance protection, so newcomers won’t get in over their heads.


Thanks to a subtle, non-intrusive LED indicator, users can determine battery life, warnings and more, without sacrificing the “pure” mech mod experience offered by the direct voltage setup. Indeed, the Stick hits smoothly, ramps quickly, and brings flavorful vapor in every draw, without having to fiddle with endless menu trees or temperature settings.


Perhaps the most-enticing part of the SMOK Stick Prince kit is the included TFV12 Prince tank, complete with a pair of direct voltage M4 coils, which last a good while, and offer unparalleled performance throughout. This was one of our favorite tanks from the last year, and it sings with the format-specific coil system.



SMOK Stick Prince Battery Specs:

  • 24.5mm Diameter
  • 85mm Height
  • Integrated 3000mAh Battery
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Direct Voltage Output System – ‘Smart’ Mechanical-Style
  • Operating Voltage Range: 3.4-4.2V
  • Single Button Operation – Hexagon Firing Mechanism
  • Intelligent Battery Life Indicator
  • 8 Seconds Protection
  • Low Resistance Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Low Voltage Protection
  • MicroUSB Charging Port – Pass-through Capability
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Stainless Steel, Black, Red, Blue, Gold, Purple, Green, Rainbow


SMOK TFV12 Prince Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 25.5mm Base Diameter
  • 5mL Standard Juice Capacity
  • 8mL Maximum Juice Capacity – Convex Glass Extension
  • Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
  • High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
  • High-Temperature Resistant – Explosion Proof
  • Convenient Top-Fill Rotary Design – Lock Button Mechanism
  • Massive Dual Adjustable Airflow Control at Base
  • 810 Cobra Resin Ultra-Wide Drip Tip
  • Performance-Grade V12 Prince Coil Structure
  • 0.17 V12 Prince-M4 Quadruple Coils – rated for 30-70W
  • 510 Connection


SMOK TFV12 Prince Sub-Ohm Tank Contents:

  • 1 Stick Prince Battery
  • 1 TFV12 Prince Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 2 0.17ohm V12 Prince-M4 Cores
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Spare Parts
  • Instructional Manual

iJOY Elite PS2170 100W TC Starter Kit

Top 10 Vape Mod Kits for Beginners by Spinfuel VAPEPerhaps the most adjustable, full-featured device on this list, the iJOY Elite PS2170 100W starter kit combines the portability and usability newcomers desire in their first advanced vape mod, with the extended battery capacity of larger 21700 cells. The result is a 100-watt vape device that could potentially appeal to power users and vape newbies alike.


The PS2170’s slender, tall design allows for a compact device that felt good in our hands, but was also truly portable, sliding easily into our front pockets whenever the need arose. And thanks to iJOY’s trademark firm, oversized fire button – still the best in the business, as far as we’re concerned – you can stow the mod away without worrying about inadvertent firing or adjustments.


Another carryover from iJOY’s more advanced vape mods is the clean, highly intuitive operating system, based on its bigger brothers, but streamlined to accommodate newcomers without confusion. That said, don’t confuse “easy to use” with “dumbed down” — the Elite PS2170 offers full customization, temperature control, TCR settings, and firmware upgrade ability, presented in a way that invites new users in without scaring them away.


The complete kit also comes with the proven and popular iJOY Captain Mini sub-ohm tank, which has a respectable 3.2mL capacity, and high-performance CA-series coils, which offer good longevity and category-leading flavor.


Again, the PS2170 might be a little too “advanced” for some new vapers. But for those who learn quickly and want a full-featured mod that will grow with them, there are few options more appealing than iJOY’s potent, pocket-friendly kit.


iJOY Elite PS2170 100W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Single 21700 High-Amp Battery – Battery Included
  • Optional 18650 or 20700 High-Amp Battery Platform
  • Dimensions: 80.7mm by 43.3mm by 26.8mm
  • Maximum Wattage Output: 100W
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
  • Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless-Steel Compatibility
  • TCR Adjustments
  • Unique Custom User Mode
  • Intuitive OLED Display
  • Oversized Rectangular Firing Mechanism
  • Adjustment Buttons Below Screen
  • Bottom-Loaded Hinged Battery Door
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Overvoltage Protection
  • Overcharge Protection
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • No Overhang w/ 25mm Tanks/Atomizers
  • Spring-Loaded Stainless Steel 510 Connection
  • Available in Silver, Gunmetal, Black, White, Yellow, Red, Rainbow


iJOY Captain Mini Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 22.5mm Diameter
  • 3.2mL Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Unique Groove Chassis – Reduce Heat Transmission
  • Massive Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow
  • Convenient Retractable Sliding Top-Fill Design
  • Thread-Less Coil Head Design
  • 0.5ohm CA-M1 Coil Head – rated for 30-60W
  • 0.3ohm CA-M2 Coil Head – rated for 40-80W
  • Sloped Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • 510 Drip Tip Adapter
  • Gold-Plated 510 Connection


iJOY Elite PS2170 100W TC Box Mod Contents:

  • 1 Elite PS2170 100 Box Mod
  • 1 Captain Mini Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 0.5ohm CA-M1 Coil Head
  • 0.3ohm CA-M2 Coil Head
  • 1 iJOY 21700 3750mAh 40A Battery
  • 1 18650 Battery Adapter
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • 1 Tool Pack
  • Instructional Manual

Vaporesso Revenger Mini 85W TC Starter Kit similar levels of customization and scalable performance, in a more compact package, newcomers are strongly encouraged to check out Vaporesso’s beginner-friendly but top-performing Revenger Mini 85W starter kit.


First off, despite the reduced size and internal 2,500mAh battery format, the Revenger Mini maintains the series’ striking design aesthetic, right down to the simplified but detailed display and beveled edges. More importantly, the Revenger Mini also comes with a variant of the top-performing OMNI Board 2.2, which has powered its highly successful big brothers since the series launched last year.


Vaporesso packed a lot of technology into this tiny, but durable aluminum chassis, evident through the Revenger Mini’s full slate of features, including temperature control, bypass mode, customized wattage and temp curve control, smart wattage detection and TCR. It’s a fully fleshed out lineup of customizations that’s not only rare for mods in this category, but also for mods with twice the supposed power.


Included in the box is the fantastic NRG SE sub-ohm tank, which has a respectable 3.5mL capacity, easy-to-use top fill cap, strong airflow control, and a fantastic lineup of GT Cores, which can appeal to any type of vaper, new or experienced.


As a result, the Revenger Mini is among the strongest performers on this list, and – if not for a showing from FreeMax – could very well have been the breadwinner in this category.



Vaporesso Revenger Mini 85W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Integrated 2500mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-85W
  • Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Innovative OMNI Board 2.2 Chipset
  • Support Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless-Steel Heating Elements
  • Temperature Coefficient of Resistance Adjustments (TCR)
  • Customized Curvature of Temperature (CCT)
  • Customized Curvature of Wattage (CCW)
  • Smart VW Mode
  • Bypass Mode
  • Real Time Clock Setting
  • Intuitive OLED Display
  • One Physical Firing Button
  • Two Adjust Buttons
  • Durable Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • In-Mould Labeling (IML) Injection – High-Resistant
  • Oversized Firing Button
  • MicroUSB Port
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Silver, Black, Red, Blue, Red/Green (Christmas Edition)


Vaporesso NRG SE Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 22mm Diameter
  • 3.5mL Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • GT Cores – Features cCell Ceramic & Traditional Cotton
  • 0.5ohm GT cCell Core – rated for 15-40W
  • 0.15ohm GT 4 Core – rated for 30-60W
  • Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • Slide-n-Fill Design – Convenient Top-Fill
  • Heating Insulation Layer on Base
  • 510 Connection


Vaporesso Revenger Mini 85W TC Box Mod Contents:

  • 1 Revenger Mini 85W Box Mod
  • 1 NRG SE Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1 0.5ohm GT cCell Ceramic Coil Head
  • 1 0.15ohm GT 4 Coil Head
  • 1 Spare Glass Tube
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual

FreeMax Firelord 80W TC Starter Kit

As I wrote in my review a few months back, “…the FreeMax Firelord 80W starter kit is a thing of beauty. It’s not the most powerful setup in my collection. It’s not the most compact. But the shiny resin Conqueror mod, and the matching Firelord tank, might be the single-most beautiful pairing in my collection.”


And this beauty comes paired with beginner-friendly usability and top-tier performance throughout.

The resin-based Conqueror 80W Box Mod features an onboard chipset powered by a single 18650 battery, with a wattage capability of up to 80W with full temperature control in tow.


When vaping the kit, the Conqueror’s 80-watt maximum was easily achieved and maintained on a single 18650, with surprisingly good battery life, even when maxed out. And the easily adjusted temperature control settings worked well, with no resistance jumps or odd heat limit warnings. It was all simple and user-friendly, even for beginners – a group we knew (even then) would be well-served by the Firelord kit.


One reason for this was just how easily the Conqueror ramped up, even at lower wattages, offering measured bursts of flavor and vapor on every draw. Having tested so many devices, I now realize just how rare and special this is for a low- to mid-wattage mod.


Paired with the fantastic Firelord tank, this kit is a perfect pairing. Not only do the Conqueror and Firelord just lookbetter together, but the combination also makes for a beautiful, high-performing vape device that will appeal to newcomers and veteran vapers alike. Not only as a first “advanced” vape mod, but one that will remain in a collection for years to come.


FreeMax Conqueror 80W TC Box Mod specs:

  • Wattage Output Range: 5-80W
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Versatile Temperature Control Module
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless-Steel Heating Elements
  • Durable Zinc Alloy Frame
  • Resin Structural Inlay
  • 0.91″ OLED Display
  • Two Adjustment Buttons
  • Bottom-Loaded Latch Battery Door
  • MicroUSB Port
  • 510 Connection


FreeMax Firelord Sub-Ohm Tank specs:

  • 22mm Diameter
  • 2mL Maximum Juice Capacity
  • Colorful Resin Construction – Resin Colorways
  • Firelord FL Coil System
  • 0.25ohm FLK Coil – rated for 20-60W
  • Firelord RBA Section – Two-Post, Single Terminal Build Deck
  • Convenient Threaded Top-Fill Design
  • Dual Bottom Airflow Control – 15mm by 2mm Air slots
  • 10mm Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • Gold-Plated 510 Connection


FreeMax Firelord Kit contents:

  • 1 Conqueror 80W Box Mod
  • 1 Firelord Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1 0.25ohm FLK Coil head
  • 1 Cotton Pad
  • 1 Replacement Glass
  • 2 Prebuilt Coils
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Spare Parts & O-Rings
  • Instructional Manual


Of all the lists we’ve done these past few months, this was perhaps the most difficult. Because the term “beginner” is so broad, it’s difficult to assess individual needs and wants in a breakdown of various products. What one vaper sees as necessary, others might see as extraneous. Where some want more control, others just want to press fire and vape away.


We feel the items listed above represent the best possible cross-section of beginner vape mods around today. None of the above look or work alike. None share identical features. And none do everything perfectly.


But one trait the above devices share is fantastic, beginner-friendly operation, and top-tier performance, whether the user is at 25 or 100 watts. They simply do what they need to deliver flavor and vapor to users who have graduated from smaller, less enjoyable devices – and they open the doors to much bigger possibilities down the line.