Our biggest complaint about the JUUL Vaping System is its ‘closed system’ business model. In order to use the JUUL pod mod people must pay for prefilled 0.7mL pods that cost $16+ wherever they can be found. We’re not crazy about closed systems at any cost due to the fact that using any of the hundreds of nicotine-salt eliquids in the device is out of the question, for most people. The JUUL is big business, especially with young people with disposable income, but there are several alternative pod mods that cost less, perform better, and give users the option to use whatever eJuice they want.
Chinese manufacturers are all over the pod mod explosion. New pod mods seem to appear on vendor websites every day. And for the most part, these ultra-portable devices offer a better vape experience to that of the JUUL. In this piece for the top alternatives to the closed system JUUL, we’ll start off with pod mods that have a similar physical appearance and end up with some personal favorites that look nothing like the short, slim and very thin JUUL device.
Closed System are not Exclusive to JUUL
However, before we get to these hand-selected open system pod mods, there are a couple of closed system devices that still offer a less expensive alternative to the JUUL. We’ve included two closed system starter kits that perform at least as well as the JUUL, but at a more affordable price for both the device and its prefilled pods.
Open System Pod Mods
As a reminder, with an Open System Pod Mod Kit you get the freedom of refillable pods, allowing you to choose whatever juice you want. As we said, nicotine-salt ejuice is formulated to work best in a Pod Mod, or Ultra-Portable AIO device, and some very famous brands have created nic-salt versions of their best-selling flavors.
There are literally more open system pod mod kits on the market than ever before, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We chose 5 open system kits that we’ve used extensively and can therefore attest to the fact that these 5 of excellent alternatives to the closed system JUUL. Clearly there are more kits out there that fit the bill, below is just a taste of the choices you have.
And There Are More….
This is just small sampling of terrific alternatives to JUUL, and they are, for the most part, cheaper, better performers, and their pods have much more capacity than the 0.7mL pods of profiled juice in the JUUL pods. But, marketing is everything I guess, so JUUL seems to have the market sewn up when it comes to closed system pod mods. The devices above are all excellent performers for ultra-portable AIO devices, and each of them requires less commitment and more choice for user.
If you’ve tried the JUUL Vaping System and found it wanting, try one of these before giving up and going back to smoking cigarettes. When it comes to your health, these small mods and refillable pods won’t cause even a fraction of the damage that cigarettes will cause.
Check out Element Vape for several dozen other options in the ultra-portable market, if these choices don’t appeal, there are many others that just might.