We usually wait until the end of the first quarter before we start to isolate and/or collect the best, most recent vape gear for our Best Gear list. We know that Vapers might be looking for the best “new” setup they can find as soon as New Years passes. Lucky for us, a lot of gear continues to be released. (at least until sometime in February anyway)
I think we began to isolate the new, better than basic starter kits for vaping for the first Best Gear list sometime in March of each year. Beginning after the electronic cigarette manufacturers all come back from their month-long February holiday, the manufacturers ship out a lot of gear they were working on prior to the holiday.
Well, it IS a new decade, so perhaps we should use some “new methods” for our Best Gear lists? There has been some very good vape gear coming out in the last few weeks, so why wait till March when Vapers are always looking for a better vape experience?
The last quarter of 2019 saw the release of some excellent new vape gear that just didn’t make it to us before the cutoff date. As long as Spinfuel VAPE is publishing we will not, can not, write a review about a piece of gear without having used it. So if some mod or tank didn’t make it to us by our cutoff date, they couldn’t be considered for any 2019 list. But 2020? Why not?
What Might Have Been
Although we might someday be forced back to small vape pens or pod mods with very limited flavors and nicotine strengths, something I’m very interested in now and the future is the Alto Vapes units
Before we get to the special list of special starter kits that squeaked out under the wire, let’s take a moment of silence to recognize that while a total vape ban might have made it impossible to choose any vape gear. ……………. (silence)…….. Okay, enough.
Traits We May See More of This Year
It’s interesting that the Spinfuel VAPE crew, as well as the majority of the public that went out vape shopping after New Years, chose a more powerful type of box mod, or starter kit then they did a year ago. While Open Pod Systems may stay around once the new laws kick in, it seems the same top manufacturers are all leaning into the “mid-wattage box mods” (or even higher-wattage pod mods), that deliver the best flavor and vapor. Performance that wasn’t even possible a few years back is now more important than brand.
In any case…
…so here we are, entering the third week of January with a lot more hope for the #VapeFam then we had a few short months ago. President Trump figured out a compromise that removes flavors from cartridges, but allows flavored e-liquid to prosper; for use in tanks and even some higher wattage open pod mods. The War isn’t over, but it hasn’t been won yet either.
Let’s celebrate this latest #Win with a fresh list of terrific Starter Kits!