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Top 10 Intermediate-Stage Vape Mod Kits for 2018

On a vaping website like Spinfuel VAPE, so much time is spent catering to newcomers or performance-seeking advanced users. But the audience that gets lost in the shuffle most often are the ones in the middle – the ‘Intermediate” level Vapers. Vapers who know how to use their mods, how to build some coils, and how to maximize their ‘vape experiences’ – even if they’re not using the “most” this, or the “biggest” that.

 

So, our latest “Top 10” roundup is dedicated to the intermediate vaper. By definition, “Intermediate” means, in our case, a Vaper who is somewhere between a beginner and an expert. These are the ones that are most likely to move forward from pod mods and beginner kits, and on to more powerful, customizable experiences. They may not need 350-watt, four-battery devices… but they certainly don’t mind having a little breathing room to experiment along the way.

Spinfuel Vape’s Top 10 Intermediate Vape Mod Kits for 2018

Having the Most Fun

And, truthfully, it is that Intermediate Vaper who is having the most fun. The Intermediates explore more than beginners or the experts because although they know more than enough to pick up just about any device and run with it, they are still having a wonderful time reading all about the new devices, mods and tanks, that land on vendor shelves, and they are the first to come to Spinfuel VAPE to read our latest Previews.

 

Though there have been SO many good intermediate-level Vape Mod Kits over the last three years, we decided to make this “Best of / Top 10” list all about the Current Mod Kits, featuring the products you’re most likely to find on store shelves the instant you’re done reading this article.

 

Why belabor this? Let’s take a look at our selections for best intermediate Vape Mod Kits for 2018.

Spinfuel Vape’s Top 10
Intermediate
Vape Mod Kits for 2018

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VOOPOO Golden DRAG 157W TC Starter Kit

Our list starts off with one of the most-buzzed about vape devices of the last year, the VOOPOO Golden DRAG, which is the most recent take on the original 157W version. But, while the aesthetics may not be for everyone, this edition also brings the most updated version of the series’ vaunted GENE chipset, and some fine-tuned nuances that take this to the next level.

 

Made from zinc alloy, with a carbon fiber accent panel and unique blended resin color finish on the chassis, the Golden DRAG certainly isn’t hard on the eyes. And because this is real resin, the extraction process ensures that no two Golden Drag mods look the same. Personally, I think the golden trim accentuates the resin nicely, especially with a green resin finish.

 

But make no mistake, that GENE chipset is the key selling point here. This board can fire up to 157 watts without breaking a sweat, with hyper-accurate temperature control and TCR adjustments, to boot. And of course, the chipset also contains a full complement of security features to ensure the board stays cool and functional, even when maxing out the DRAG’s capabilities.

 

Topping off the package is VOOPOO’s own UFORCE sub-ohm tank, which is a versatile, high-performance 25mm atomizer that offers a nice balance of flavor and vapor production, thanks to the innovative UFORCE coil system. This top-fill tank has a wide range of coil options, to appeal to most types of vapers – something all too rare in an era of “clouds first, flavor later.”

 

VOOPOO DRAG 157W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Dimensions: 90mm by 54mm by 24mm
  • Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-157W
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • Comprehensive TCR Adjustments
  • Highly Advanced 32-Bit GENE Chip
  • Decorative Carbon Fiber Inlay
  • Intuitive OLED Display
  • Oversized Firing Button
  • Magnetized Battery Door Cover.
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Over-Temperature Protection
  • Battery Reverse Protection
  • Output Over-Current Protection
  • Overcharge Protection
  • Over Discharge Protection
  • Low Battery Warning
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • 510 Connection

 

VOOPOO UFORCE Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 24.6mm Tank Diameter
  • 3.5mL Maximum Juice Capacity
  • Superior 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Quick Vent Channel Design – Rapid Heat Discharge
  • Short Chimney – Flavor-Focused
  • UFORCE OCC Coil Technology
  • 0.4ohm U2 Dual Coil – rated for 40-80W
  • Convenient Sliding Top-Fill Method
  • Precision Triple Auxiliary Bottom Airflow Control
  • 14mm Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip – Vibrant Colorways
  • 24K Gold-Plated 510 Connection

 

 

VOOPOO DRAG 157W TC Box Mod Kit Contents:

  • 1 DRAG 157W Box Mod
  • 1 UFORCE Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 2 0.4ohm U2 Dual Coils
  • 1 Spare Glass Tube
  • Spare Parts & O-Rings
  • Instructional Manual

Geek Vape Blade 235W TC Starter Kit

We only recently got a hold of the highly anticipated Geek Vape Blade, which surprised us right out of the box – not only for its commanding size, but also for how lightweight and ergonomic the mod is, despite its larger footprint.

 

What WASN’T surprising was how beautiful the Blade is. We’ve always appreciated the company’s focus on design, but our gorgeous “starry night” test model jumped at us right away. With a hypnotic, swirling pattern that resembles the Van Gogh namesake, I love bringing the Blade out just as a showpiece.

 

(It doesn’t hurt that the velvety texture and soft curves make this oversized mod a pleasure to hold.)

 

Of course, we can’t vape showpieces, so it’s also fortunate that the Geek Vape Blade works extremely well. The proprietary AS chipset is capable of up to 235 watts, and brings a full slate of features, including temperature control, TCR, variable wattage curves, bypass mode, and much more. All of this is highly navigable and easily adjusted through the clear display and linear menu system.

 

Another asset is how Geek Vape is allowing everyone to the party, thanks to a battery compartment capable of handling 21700, 20700 and 18650 cells, with the included adapters. We haven’t done side-by-side comparisons just yet, but the overall battery efficiency is fantastic so far.

 

Also, Geek Vape packaged the Blade kit with their brand-new Aero sub-ohm tank, a 25mm atomizer that has a modest 4mL capacity, but offers fantastic flavor and vapor for its size. We were floored by how well it performed and wouldn’t be surprised to see this tank show up in more kits over time.

 

With this level of versatility and performance, the Geek Vape Blade starter kit makes an ideal next step for vapers looking to break the mold, without breaking the bank.

 

Geek Vape Blade 235W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Dimensions: 93mm by 52mm by 38.5mm
  • Dual High-Amp 18650, 20700, or 21700 Battery – Not Included
  • Intelligent AS Chipset
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-235W
  • Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Support Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless-Steel Heating Elements
  • VPC Mode – Power Curve Adjustments
  • BYPASS Mode
  • Durable PPS, Fiberglass, and Stainless-Steel Construction
  • Intuitive 0.91″ OLED Color Display
  • Oversized Firing Button
  • Hexagon Adjustment Buttons
  • Magnetized Battery Door Cover
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Low Voltage Protection
  • Overheat Protection
  • MicroUSB Port
  • Spring-Loaded Gold-Plated 510 Connection
  • Available Colors – Starry Night, Poppy

 

Geek Vape Aero Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 25mm Diameter
  • 4mL Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Performance Illusion 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 Threaded Top-Fill Method
  • Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • Gold-Plated 510 Connection

 

Geek Vape Blade 235W TC Box Mod Kit Contents:

  • 1 Geek Vape Blade 235W Mod
  • 1 Aero Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1 0.4ohm iM1 Single Coil
  • 1 0.15ohm iM4 Quad Coil
  • 1 18650 Battery Adapter
  • 1 Spare Glass Tube
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Spare Parts Pack
  • Instructional Manual

Uwell Ironfist 200W TC Starter Kit

As a collective group, our team is awfully hard to surprise. But – just weeks after reviewing Uwell’s decent Nunchaku stick mod – we were genuinely surprised by the Uwell Ironfist 200W starter kit. And we’re even more surprised by how we haven’t put down our respective test models since they arrived.

First off, this striking but compact box mod is insanely comfortable to hold, with a leather-like grip that comes in a range of textures, including crocodile and snake skin. The two-tone contrast is a popular look, and the Ironfist does it well. My white with black leather test model was an immediate “go to” device, right out of the box.

 

But looks are only part of the deal – the Ironfist is also one of the highest performing intermediate Vape Mods in my collection. With a true 200-watt max output, laser-precise, fully featured temp control, firmware updates (with actual updates to be had, not just vaporware and false promises), and much more.

 

The small display is normally something I’d call out on a mod like this, but Uwell implemented a simple, uncluttered layout that delivers all pertinent info without getting in the way, so it’s actually a positive asset for the Ironfist.

 

On its own, the Ironfist is already a great buy. When packaged with one of the industry’s premier sub-ohm tanks — the Crown III – it becomes a tremendous package, especially at this price.

 

I may have mods that hit harder, but none that ramp more smoothly, or sip battery power quite like the Ironfist. I haven’t put mine down in weeks, and I don’t expect to anytime soon. We’re confident most users will agree after trying one.

 

Uwell Ironfist 200W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-210W
  • Voltage Output Range: 0.5-8.2V
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
  • Ni200, Titanium, and 316 Stainless Steel Compatibility
  • TCR Adjustments
  • BYPASS Mode
  • Superior Zinc Alloy Construction
  • High-Quality Textured Leather Inlay – Crocodile, Snakeskin, Pearl
  • Ergonomic Contour Grip
  • Modernized Design – Soft Curvature Contour
  • Intuitive 0.91″ OLED Display
  • Oversized Firing Button
  • Hinged Battery Door Cover
  • MicroUSB Port
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Black, White, Red, Purple, Sapphire Blue, Green, Orange, Lemon Yellow

Uwell Crown III Tank Specs:

  • 24.5mm Tank Diameter
  • 5mL Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
  • Quartz Glass Reinforcement
  • Crown III Parallel Coil Design
  • Plug-Pull Replacement Mechanism
  • 0.25ohm SUS316 Parallel Coil – rated for 80-90W
  • 0.5ohm SUS316 Parallel Coil – rated for 70-80W
  • Anti-Leak Threaded Top-Fill Method
  • Precision Dual Auxiliary Adjustable Airflow
  • Wide Bore Drip Tip – Vibrant Colorways
  • 510 Connection

Vaporesso Revenger GO 220W TC Starter Kit

Readers of this site know that we’re quite fond of the Vaporesso Revenger series. Even when one of our writers (cough-me-cough) had a rough first experience with the original Revenger, other reviewers quickly swooped in to share their own opinions.

 

Since then, Vaporesso has won us all over with a steady flow of top-tier intermediate Vape Mod Kits, and their latest – the internal-battery Revenger GO – is the best one yet. Thanks to its comfortable, ergonomic design, fast-ramping power, and fantastic  performance, using the Revenger GO was a great experience throughout.

 

First off, the GO has no trouble working its way up the ladder to its 220-watt limit, and the internal battery never once stuttered or misfired. This comes, in large part, from the OMNI chipset which brings solid power, precise temp control, and the trademark custom wattage curve feature.

 

And, while the 0.96-inch OLED display is perfectly adequate, it’s hard to care about a dated screen when the mod is so comfortable and powerful in your hands. From the smooth, tapered sides, and the well-implemented haptic touch control scheme, everything about the Revenger GO screams convenience, without sacrificing power or stable performance.

 

It’s pretty obvious I think this might be the best Revenger to date. While the GO might benefit from a few upgrades, there’s no denying just how enjoyable the kit really is.

 

Vaporesso Revenger GO 220W mod kit specs:

  • 5 to 220W Output
  • 5,000mAh Built-In Battery
  • OMNI Board 2.2
  • Eight Total Output Modes
  • 0.05 to 5.0 ohm Atomizer Resistance Range
  • 0 to 8.5V Voltage Range
  • Smart VW
  • Customized Curve of Wattage (CCW)
  • Bypass Mode
  • Firmware Upgradeable
  • Temperature Control Suite
  • Customized Curve of Temperature (CCT)
  • TCR Mode
  • 200 to 600 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • Responsive Touch Control
  • Wattage Adjustment
  • Setting Button
  • Haptic Feedback
  • Sensory Accommodation
  • 8 Tier Vibration Adjustment
  • 0.96 Inch OLED Display
  • Temperature Mode and Output
  • Output Power
  • Atomizer Resistance
  • Individual Battery Life Indicator
  • Remaining Charging Time (RCT)
  • Puff Counter
  • Real Time Clock (RTC) Setting
  • USB Input Protection
  • Micro USB Charging Port

 

Vaporesso Revenger GO 220W contents:

  • 1x Vaporesso Revenger Go 220W TC Box Mod
  • 1x Vaporesso NRG Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1x 0.15 ohm GT 4 Coil
  • 1x 0.15 ohm GT 8 Coil
  • Spare Glass and O-Rings
  • Micro USB Charging Cable
  • User Manual

SMOK X-PRIV 225W TC Starter Kit

Intermediate” doesn’t ever have to mean “middle-class.” This thought process is on full display with the stylish and slim SMOK X-Priv 225W starter kit, which marries SMOK’s most streamlined design to date with our favorite sub-ohm tank of the last two years. It’s a tremendous offering from a company that doesn’t always hit the mark – but boy did they nail it with the X-Priv.

 

In fact, I’d make the argument that this kit might be the best thing SMOK has ever done. It offers true 220-watt performance, top-tier battery life, and stutter-free vaping all the way to its max. And its temperature control performance is equally smooth, with none of the usual jumpy nonsense we’ve come to expect from mods in this price range.

 

More importantly, the X-Priv presents arguably the best version of its proven operating system to date.  While its familiar enough to fans of SMOK products, it’s altogether more linear and easy to operate. Even with the somewhat-dated two-button control scheme, the X-Priv is the type of mod users of any level can pick up and use with minimal learning curve.

 

And the SMOK TFV-12 Prince sub-ohm tank is a winner for any type of vaper, and a perfect addition to a kit that already drips class. Considering the same company just released a mod with an illuminated, top-hat wearing skull, that’s a bold statement.

 

The SMOK X-PRIV is definitely an “executive-level” mod, with smooth, potent power, great battery life, and a high-end design that belies the modest price point. Buy this one with confidence.

 

SMOK X-PRIV 225W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Dual High-Amp 18650 Battery – Not Included
  • Maximum Wattage Output: 225W
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • Precision Memory Modes
  • Premium Zinc Alloy Construction
  • Hinged Battery Door Access
  • Intelligent Atomizer Recognition
  • Battery Series Connection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Over-Heat Protection
  • Over Discharge Protection
  • 12 Seconds Cut-Off
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Silver, Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Gold, Purple, Rainbow

 

SMOK TFV12 Prince Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 25mm 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
  • 0.12ohm V12 Prince-T10 Decuple Coils – rated for 60-120W
  • 0.4ohm V12 Prince-Q4 Quadruple Coils – rated for 40-100W
  • 510 Connection

 

SMOK X-PRIV 225W TC Box Mod Kit Contents:

  • 1 X-PRIV 225W Box Mod
  • 1 TFV12 Prince Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1 0.4ohm V12 Prince-Q4 Quad Coil
  • 1 0.15ohm V12 Prince-T10 Dec Coil
  • 1 Spare Glass Tube
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual

Wismec Reuleaux RX2 21700 TC Starter Kit

Wismec may seem like it goes to the “Reuleaux well” more than it should. But the Reuleaux RX2 230W Dual-21700 Mod Kit will undoubtedly continue this legacy, while bringing stronger battery life and portability to the table, thanks to the new 21700 battery format.

 

This proven, popular format has sold millions of devices, and for vapers looking to up their mod game to the next level, Wismec’s latest Reuleaux brings enough new things to the table to make a strong case for those vapers’ dollars.

 

With 230 watts of unadulterated power, surprisingly delicate temperature control adjustment, TCR, potent preheat settings and more, this once “power-focused” series has evolved into a complete vape experience. Power is still the primary goal of the RX2 21700, but for the first time since we’ve been testing Reuleaux series mods, we don’t think temp control enthusiasts would struggle one bit.

 

On a more surface level, the tall, substantial body and ergonomically designed grip make the RX2 21700 extremely user-friendly, even with the plethora of jutting edges and bold design choices. It’s powerful, pocketable and a true “do it all” device.

 

Plus, Wismec rounds out the kit by including the flavorful Gnome tank. Thanks to limited capacity and thirsty coils, it’s not a reason to buy the kit on its own, but certainly stands as a high performing throw-in that might make you a fan, even if we want a little more capacity and longevity from it. For a newcomer to advanced vaping, however, the Gnome might be the perfect entry point.

 

Wismec Reuleaux RX2 21700 200W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Dimensions – 81.5mm by 46mm by 37mm
  • Dual 21700 High-Amp Battery – Not Included
  • Optional Dual 18650 High-Amp Battery w/ Sleeve Adapter
  • Wattage Output Range: 1-230W
  • Maximum Output Current: 50A
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Versatile Temperature Control Module
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • TCR Adjustment Modes
  • Preheat Function
  • Soft Poly-Angular Frame
  • Intuitive 1.3 Inch OLED Display
  • Oversized Firing Button
  • Two Adjustment Buttons
  • Hinged Battery Door – Push-Pull Mechanism
  • Battery Balance Charge System
  • Dual Circuit Protection
  • Onboard Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Upgradeable Software
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • Spring-Loaded Stainless Steel 510 Connection
  • Available in Gloss Black, Gradient Purple, Gradient Green, Gradient White

 

Wismec GNOME Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 4mL Max Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Retractable Top-Fill Method
  • Stealth Dual Bottom Airflow Control
  • WM Coil Series
  • 0.15ohm WM02 Dual Coil Head – rated for 30-70W
  • 0.4ohm WM01 Single Coil Head – rated for 40-70W
  • Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
  • Proprietary PEI Wide Bore Tip
  • 510 Connection

 

Wismec Reuleaux RX2 21700 200W TC Box Mod Kit Contents:

  • 1 Wismec RX2 21700 Box Mod
  • 1 Wismec GNOME Tank
  • 2 18650 Battery Sleeve
  • 1 0.15ohm WM02 Dual Coil Head
  • 1 0.4ohm WM01 Single Coil Head
  • 1 QC MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual

Sense V-Jet 230W TC Starter Kit

When we reviewed the Sense V-Jet kit a while back, we believed it was “just anotherdual-18650 device.” It was only after spending considerable time enjoying this streamlined, comfortable mod that I realized the V-Jet is a great device that gets a lot of things right.

 

On the surface, the V-Jet mod feels fantastic in the hand, with easy, one-handed access to all operations and controls. It’s lightweight but durable, and never gets uncomfortable in the hand. At first glance, there’s nothing that stands out about the V-Jet, but it does a lot of things very well, which belies the vanilla appearance.

 

For power-hungry vapers, the V-Jet mod hits 230 watts without any problems, with above-average battery life, to boot. In temp control, the V-Jet mod was both easy to use, and a steady performer, with support for the standard range of nickel, titanium and stainless steel wire, and the usual slate of TCR and TFR adjustments. In short, there’s nothing here a TC enthusiast won’t enjoy.

 

Plus, the four-button control scheme makes it easy to navigate the bright, color-heavy menu display, so vapers moving from less-involved Vape Mods will quickly adapt to higher levels of adjustments and customizations.

 

The included V-Jet tank seemed like an odd throw in, until we vaped it and fell in love with the new coils. In fact, these coils are so high-performing that Sense now uses them in its vaunted Herakles series – a bold statement, considering the name value the Herakles has in the sub-ohm realm.

 

The reviewer in me tried to find some fault in the Sense V-Jet mod kit, but there really wasn’t much to be found. And over time, I’ve only come to appreciate the kit more. The simple, no-nonsense design, and top-flight performance make it a strong purchase for any vaper looking to move to the next level.

 

Sense V-Jet 230W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
  • Wattage Output Range: 7-230W
  • Output Voltage Range: 5-8.5V
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.1ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • Comprehensive TCR and TFR Adjustments
  • High-Quality Zinc Alloy Construction
  • Ergonomic Contour – Futuristic Design Elements
  • Full-Colored 0.91 Inch TFT LCD Display
  • Real Time Clock (RTC) Setting
  • Puff Counter
  • Four Bottom Control – Firing Button, Adjustments, Menu
  • Bottom-Loaded Hinged Battery Door Cover
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Over Heating Protection
  • Timeout Protection
  • Low Resistance Protection
  • Low Voltage Protection
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Black, Red/Black, Yellow/Black, Green/Black, Blue/Black

 

Sense V-Jet Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 24.8mm Diameter
  • 4.5mL Maximum Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
  • Innovative Flip Top-Fill Design with Hinged Lock
  • Dual Adjustable Airflow Control at Base
  • V-Jet Coil System – Large Single Vertical Structure
  • 0.4ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil – rated for 40-100W
  • 0.6ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil – rated for 40-100W
  • 510 Resin Widebore Drip Tip
  • 510 Drip Tip Adapter
  • Copper-Plated 510 Connection
  • Available in Stainless Steel, Black, Red/Black, Yellow/Black, Green/Black, Blue/Black

 

Sense V-Jet 230W TC Box Mod Kit Contents:

  • 1 V-Jet 230W Box Mod
  • 1 V-Jet Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1 0.4ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil
  • 1 0.6ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil
  • 1 Spare Glass Tube
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Replacement O-Ring
  • Instructional Manual

Sigelei Fuchai GLO 230W TC Starter Kit

Any vaper looking for an intermediate vape mod kit with strong battery life can stop here. Because the  Sigelei Fuchai GLO is my new battery life champion. With the LED bar activated and fairly heavy use, the GLO offers nearly 9-10 hours average battery life.

 

(And that LED bar is LARGE, my friends.)

 

Still, beyond the lightshows lies a true 230-watt workhorse. Unlike so many similar mods which promise power only to under-deliver, the GLO is smooth and steady throughout, keeping cool even at max wattage.

 

Physically, the Fuchai GLO is solid, with a strong, but lightweight zinc alloy frame, ergonomic button placement, and strong construction quality from top to bottom, right down to the snug battery door.

 

Plus, the GLO isn’t the most-advanced operating system available. But it is one of the most responsive and user-friendly. It uses a standard 3-click operation, and allows for easy navigation of the straightforward option listings. Aside from an explanation of how RGB color wheels work, the options are clearly displayed on the full-color, 0.96-inch OLED screen.

 

There, users will be able to quickly switch between wattage, stainless steel, nickel and titanium options, as well as five custom TCR slots. Additionally, they’ll be able to make minor adjustments to preheating, puff power and time settings with ease.

 

As a nice throw-in, Sigelei includes the respectable SLYDR sub-ohm tank in the kit. While this atomizer won’t make you forget your Uwell Valyrian, it’s a solid inclusion for the kit, and a perfect launch point for vapers new to intermediate Vape Mods.

 

I never expected to love the Sigelei Fuchai GLO, much less recommend it in a “Top 10” roundup. But even months later it remains a top-flight device at an unreal price point, and vapes like an absolute champion.

 

Sigelei Fuchai GLO 230W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Dual 18650 High-Amp Battery – Not Included
  • Wattage Output Range: 10-230W
  • Voltage Output Range: 1-7.5V
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.1ohm
  • Ni200, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Compatibility
  • Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) Adjustments
  • High Quality Zinc Alloy Construction
  • 6-Color LED Strip – Fully Customizable
  • Intuitive 0.96 Inch TFT OLED Display
  • Full-Color Control Face
  • Power Up Functionality
  • Three-Button Operation
  • Magnetized Pop-Up Battery Door
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in NMD Edition & Yzzzy Edition

 

Sigelei SLYDR M Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 23mm Diameter
  • 2.8mL Juice Reservoir
  • Superior 303 Stainless Steel Construction
  • High-Resistance Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Versatile SLYDR M Coil Family
  • 0.4ohm SM2 Single Cylinder Coil Head – rated for 40-75W
  • 0.2ohm SM6 Triple Cylinder Coil Head – rated for 40-120W
  • Enormous Dual Airslot at Base
  • Precision Ball-Bearing Airflow Ring
  • Convenient Sliding Top-Fill Design
  • Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
  • 510 Connection

 

Sigelei Fuchai GLO 230W TC Box Mod Kit Contents:

  • 1 Fuchai GLO 230W Box Mod
  • 1 SLYDR M Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1 0.2ohm SM6 Coil Head
  • 1 0.4ohm SM2 Coil Head
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual

iJOY Elite PS2170 100W TC Starter Kit

As the lowest-wattage device on this breakdown of intermediate Vape Mod Kits, it’s easy to dismiss the iJOY Elite PS2170 as a “lesser” product. But in reality, this isn’t fair, because the PS2170 is a single-21700 mod that is both sleek and powerful, and brings a tremendous value to vapers of any type.

 

In fact, I could see some power-hungry vapers grabbing one of these for a rock-solid backup device, even if their collections are chock-full of multiple-battery cloud chuckers. The iJOY Elite PS2170 is that good.

 

Under the hood, the Elite also offers 100 watts of power, a full temperature control suite, two TCR memory slots, puff power intensity adjustments, standby mode and much more. All in a slender, pocket-friendly package that might just last you all day.

 

That is, if you’re using the 21700 cell, that is. Users who opt for 20700 or 18650 cells might not get the same longevity. But, in a nice touch, the iJOY Elite PS2170 kit comes with a 21700 cell, showing that the veteran vape company supports all users, while still allowing newcomers to vape the mod as they intended.

 

Plus, this kit also provides buyers with the high-performing Captain Mini sub-ohm tank, alongside two coils, rounding out a complete vaping setup that might just be the best representative of “intermediate vape mod” on this list.

 

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 Widebore Drip Tip
  • 510 Drip Tip Adapter
  • Gold-Plated 510 Connection

 

iJOY Elite PS2170 100W TC Box Mod Kit 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

WISMEC SINUOUS RAVAGE230 200W TC STARTER KIT

Though this list is presented in no particular order, we saved our favorite intermediate vape mod kit for last. Because we can’t stop showering praise on the Wismec Sinuous Ravage230 kit. Other standalone mods might have better specific features, and other tanks might be more impressive, but no combined package continues to blow us away quite like this one.

 

For the Ravage230 mod, Wismec took the best elements of its recent successes, including the Predator and original Sinuous mods, added a stunning 1.4-inch display, and ramped up the power performance.

And it’s a looker, too. With an anodized aluminum frame, distinctive color contrasts, and a well laid-out display, the Ravage is a bold, brash, but still mature looking mod for a wide range of users. Plus, the fantastic side firing bar returns, which made us extremely happy when it first arrived.

In our time with the Ravage, we experienced no issues with bad connectivity, even with older tanks and RDAs. Speaking of which, the Ravage is 30mm wide, which means nearly all your tanks and RDAs will sit flush without issue.

 

And, for a mod so compact and pocket-friendly, I was shocked at how effortlessly it hit its marks, both in power and TC modes, while using battery conservatively no matter how hard you vape.

 

Bottom line? The Wismec Ravage 230W mod is a fantastic buy. Its performance, alongside the high-performing Gnome VOE tank, and a very attractive price point, makes this one of the easiest recommendations we’ve made in years.

 

Wismec SINUOUS RAVAGE230 200W TC Box Mod Specs:

  • Dimensions: 84mm by 44mm by 30mm
  • Dual 18650 High-Amp Battery – Not Included
  • Wattage Output Range: 1-200W
  • Maximum Output Current: 50A
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200-600F
  • Versatile Temperature Control Module
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
  • TCR Adjustment Modes
  • Preheat Function
  • Soft Contour – Ergonomic Grip
  • Futuristic Design – Similar to Predator and FJ200
  • Brand-New 1.54″ TFT Display – Full Color Resolution
  • Stealth Firing Bar
  • Two Adjustment Buttons
  • One Fn (Function) Button
  • Bottom-Loaded Hinged Battery Door
  • Battery Balance Charge System
  • Dual Circuit Protection
  • Onboard Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Upgradeable Software
  • MicroUSB Port – 2A Max Charge
  • Spring-Loaded Stainless Steel 510 Connection – Fits up to 28mm
  • Available in High Gloss Black, Brush Stainless Steel, Custom Blue, Red

 

Wismec GNOME Evo Sub-Ohm Tank Specs:

  • 4mL Max Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Retractable Top-Fill Method
  • Stealth Dual Bottom Airflow Control
  • WM Coil Series
  • 0.4ohm WM01 Single Coil Head – rated for 40-70W
  • Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
  • Proprietary Stout Widebore Tip
  • 510 Connection

 

Wismec SINUOUS RAVAGE230 200W TC Box Mod Contents:

  • 1 SINUOUS RAVAGE230 Box Mod
  • 1 GNOME Evo Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 2 0.4ohm WM01 Single Coils
  • 1 Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • 1 Spare Glass
  • Spare Parts Bag
  • Instructional Manual

Best Vape Mod Kits for the Intermediate Vaper - Conclusion

At the end of the day, a top 10 list is really nothing but a collection of opinions – opinions that are likely to cause more debate than agreement. But we stand behind this list of ‘intermediateVape Mod Kits, and are confident these recent devices stand up to any of our favorites from the last few years. Why are we so confident? Because unlike other “Best” or “Top” lists you see all over the vape community, our recent decision to put our 6+ years of experience on the line producing our own lists are not motivated by profit.

You won’t see any device that doesn’t deserve to be here. No vendor or manufacturer had, or will have, a hand in choosing a single device for this list, or any other Spinfuel VAPE list. Seeing other high-traffic vape websites similar to Spinfuel VAPE put a VaporFi, MigVapor or a Halo product on a 2017 or 2018 Best Of list was enough to force our hand.  We know that undeserving devices can find their way onto Best Of Lists through nefarious means, so we knew it was time to develop Spinfuel VAPE lists that will never be influenced by anything or anyone.  If a device winds up on our Best/Top lists, it’s for one reason and one reason only… because it deserves to be.

You might not agree with all of the kits featured above… but we’re pretty sure you’ll find several to consider if you’re in the market for some high-powered vaping, without going to extremes.

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