Top 8 Best Budget Vapes (Best Cheap Vapes Of 2021)


Welcome back and thanks for checking out another top tier review of tech and releases from MIST! Pay day is still a ways off so today we’re going to be taking a look at a vital category of hardware: budget vape kits!

Not everyone is in a position to whack £70 on the counter to acquire a big sub-ohm cloud kit and additional 18650 batteries; sometimes you just need a neat little kit that will get you the satisfaction you need without breaking the bank. The devices listed below are intended for the price-conscious customer who wants value without sacrificing quality.

It’s not always the case that more expensive = better vape. Sometimes a person might walk into one of our stores determined to walk away with the best they can get and immediately make a beeline for the priciest option. We always stress to these customers – don’t pay for more than you need!

Imagine needing a bicycle to get to the shops and back and buying a monster truck instead; sometimes those extra features you paid for are superfluous to your requirements, and we are reluctant to send someone out of our stores with a massive piece of cutting edge vape hardware they simply do not need.

So without further delay, let’s take a look at some of the best available budget vapes available in 2021!

The Top 8 Best Budget Vapes are:

  1. Voopoo Seal
  2. Eleaf Iore Pod Kit
  3. SMOK Stick N18 Kit
  4. Geekvape K1 Kit
  5. Vaporesso XROS Mini
  6. Uwell Caliburn KOKO
  7. Uwell Caliburn A2
  8. Aspire Vilter Kit

Note: The best budget vapes are listed in no particular order

1. Voopoo Seal

Most Versatile

Score – 9/10

The Seal is something new from Voopoo; a seriously quality pod vape that considers the user’s budget while still delivering intense and satisfying puffs.

The Voopoo Seal Pod Kit is the most versatile budget vapes


Pros

  • Versatile
  • Rain/dust proof
  • Wide range of coils
  • Good power range and battery mAh

Cons

  • None!

The Voopoo Seal is the latest pod device by Voopoo, designers of the wondrously popular DRAG series of pod vapes and box mods. The Seal is something new from Voopoo; a seriously quality pod vape that considers the user’s budget while still delivering intense and satisfying puffs.

The Seal has a wattage range of 5-40W and a 1200mAh battery, quite substantial power output capabilities for a £24.99 pod kit! The Voopoo Seal is designed to take the PnP pod system as first showcased by the DRAG S and DRAG X units. The PnP coil series is fully compatible, and the Seal is capable of utilising PnP coils ranging from 0.3ohms to 1.2ohms, giving you total freedom to engage in both DTL and MTL vaping. There’s no need to sacrifice functionality for affordability!

Voopoo have seemingly taken a lesson from GeekVape and ensured that the Seal vape features IP66 ingress protections – able to withstand rain and dust – making it a wise choice for the vaper with a rugged profession or lifestyle.

MIST price

£24.99

2. Aspire Vilter Kit

Most Cigarette-like

Score – 8/10

The Aspire Vilter is an ingenious piece of vaping tech, providing an unbelievably cigarette-esque experience without charging anything close to cigarette prices!

A picture of Aspire Vilter that offers a cigarette-like vape.


Pros

  • Authentic cigarette experience
  • Draw activated

Cons

  • Charging port in strange position

The Aspire Vilter features a 450mAh battery, which is enough to get through the smoke breaks of a working day. It has an auto-draw function, which means rather than pressing a button you simply puff through it to activate the vape.

But one of the most notable features of the device is the optional ‘paper’ tip, which perfectly replicates the mouth-feel of a cigarette filter! Nothing else quite manages to so excellently capture the draw sensation of a cigarette, and for recent smokers who are interested in dipping their toes into Lake Vape, it’s a great way of trying it out with an inexpensive and highly effective kit!

MIST price

£12.99

3. Eleaf Iore Pod Kit

Best Value

Score – 7/10

For only £9.99 you can have an excellent quality vape that’s sure to keep you off the cigarettes.

The most value budget vape is the Eleaf IORE Lite Pod Kit


Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Rapid charge

Cons

  • Small battery

One of the biggest advantages of vaping, besides the obvious health benefits over smoking, is how much more affordable it is when compared to buying tobacco and cigarettes. Ordinarily we tell people that once you get past the initial cost of a vape, it’s something that quickly pays for itself when you consider what you would have been spending at the newsagents every couple days.

Well, the Eleaf Iore Pod Kit does away with even that initial cost! For only £9.99 you can have an excellent quality vape that’s sure to keep you off the cigarettes. The Iore features a 350mAh battery, not the largest available but enough to get you through a working day’s smoke breaks and thanks to the USB-C charger included with the kit you can charge it from empty to full in approximately 40 minutes! It also features passthrough functionality, meaning you can use it while it’s charging, so if you’ve got it as a desktop device you’re pretty much working with infinite power!

One of the best budget vapes, the Iore features 1.6ml pods registering at 1.2ohms of resistance, meaning it’s a moderate and gentle vape every time. The pods are also fitted with draw-activation tech, meaning there’s no need to press a button; just puff to play!

MIST price

£9.99

4. SMOK Stick N18 Kit

Most Powerful

Score – 8.5/10

An all-in-one kit (AIO), the N18 is fitted with a proprietary tank that can fit a remarkable number of SMOK coils, with a battery capable of managing the lot of them!

The SMOK Stick N18 is the most powerful budget vape


Pros

  • Huge battery
  • Wide range of compatible coils

Cons

  • AIO means not compatible with other tanks

SMOK now with a return to their powerful stick vape routes. Ordinarily we wouldn’t consider a SMOK device particularly budget-conscious, however the N18 Kit brings a remarkable amount of versatility to the table for just £24.99!

An all-in-one kit (AIO), the N18 is fitted with a proprietary tank that can fit a remarkable number of SMOK coils, with a battery capable of managing the lot of them! 1300mAh of battery capacity is ensconced within this tidy little stick vape, enough for up to two days of vaping if you aren’t using too much power.

The N18 features a spinning dial on the base that you can use to adjust the power between five distinct settings, from 9W to 30W, and can fit any of the coils from the Nord and original RPM lines. 

The N18 comes with 1.4ohm and 0.6ohm coils included, so you can try both MTL and DTL vaping and decide which direction you’d rather move towards in the future.

MIST price

£24.99

5. Geekvape Wenax K1 Kit

Most Compact

Score – 7.5/10

GeekVape are best known for their powerful and insanely durable mods, but the Wenax K1 is something rather different from their usual fare!

The Geekvape Wenax K1 kit is the most compact budget vape


Pros

  • Slimline
  • Draw-activation

Cons

  • Battery not large enough for day and night use

GeekVape are best known for their powerful and insanely durable mods, but the Wenax K1 is something rather different from their usual fare! A slimline and budget-focussed pod vape, the Wenax K1 is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a cigarette replacement vape which won’t break the bank or let you down!

With a 600mAh battery it’s powerful enough to get you through a working day. The passthrough technology means that even if you run out of battery you can use it while charging, and with the help of the included USB-C cable you can get it back on the road rapidly thanks to the super fast charging.

The Wenax K1 also features auto-draw functionality, meaning that you don’t actually have to press the button to use it, you can just start puffing to activate the unit.

MIST price

£17.99

6. Vaporesso XROS Mini

Most Stylish

Score – 8.5/10

The new XROS Mini takes the previous design and revamps it for the new season.

The most stylish budget vape is the Vaporesso XROS Mini Pod Kit


Pros

  • Sturdy build
  • Great flavour

Cons

  • None!

The Vaporesso XROS was one of Vaporesso’s first forays into the pod vape scene, and it was a move made with stunning confidence. The new XROS Mini takes the previous design and revamps it for the new season.

For only £14.99 you’re getting a remarkably robust unit; chunky construction and weighty in the hand, the XROS Mini contains a 1000mAh battery, providing more than enough power to get you through a work day, especially considering the device only puts out approximately 11-16W of a power per puff.

The XROS Mini is draw-activated, meaning you only need to puff through the disposable 1.2ohm pod to activate it and start getting the satisfying inhales that you need. And thanks to the USB-C charging cable you can get it back to life in under an hour, in the event you allow it to run out of battery.

MIST price

£14.99

7. Uwell Caliburn KOKO

Most Unique

Score – 8/10

The Caliburn KOKO is the latest iteration in the line, and one which turns the whole range upside down!

A picture of Uwell Caliburn KOKO's Prime Vision Pod


Pros

  • Draw activation
  • Rapid charging
  • Lanyard ring

Cons

  • Battery could be slightly bigger

Uwell’s Caliburn series has set the pod vape world aflame, both the original Caliburn and the Caliburn G delivering satisfying puffs while remaining pocket friendly and simple to use. The Caliburn KOKO is the latest iteration in the line, and one which turns the whole range upside down!

The Caliburn KOKO takes the discretion of the previous units and adds a degree of accessorisation to the design, with a new lanyard ring in place for those who want to rock the vape medallion look.

The KOKO has a 690mAh battery, more than enough for a working day and rapidly charged via the USB-C cable included with the kit. The KOKO also heralds the release of a new Uwell Caliburn coil, now available in 1.0ohms for tighter draws and thinner liquids designed to give a hearty kick to the throat and chest.

MIST price

£22.99

8. Uwell Caliburn A2

Most User-Friendly

Score – 9/10

The Uwell Caliburn A2 is fitted with a 520mAh battery, providing enough power to get you through to the evening, and takes newly designed disposable pods.

For the most user-friendly budget vape, the Uwell Caliburn A2 pod kit takes the spot


Pros

  • Slimline design
  • Vape juice window
  • Easily changed pods

Cons

  • Battery slightly smaller than KOKO and Caliburn G

And yet another excellent addition to the budget-conscious Caliburn line! Uwell’s Caliburn A2 is an iteration of the device which has been designed with convenience and affordability in mind.

The Uwell Caliburn A2 is fitted with a 520mAh battery, providing enough power to get you through to the evening, and takes newly designed disposable pods. No need for messy changes and accurate coil fittings; just dispose of the old coil, fill the new one, let it rest a few minutes then plug it in and puff.

Like other Caliburn budget vapes, the Caliburn A2 features optional draw-activation, meaning you don’t need to press the button to use it. New features also include a window built into the side of the device so you can accurately gauge your juice levels and avoid those unpleasant dry-hits and burnouts.

Charging from empty to full power in just 35 minutes, the Caliburn A2 is an excellent choice for the new vaper who wants a casual device that’s simple to fill and easy to use.

MIST price

£17.99


And The Winner Is…

Each of these budget vapes has something special about it, but we were absolutely blown away by the sheer wealth of use on offer with the Voopoo Seal. The wide selection of compatible coils, wattage range and impressive battery mAh makes this a certified pro vape with a remarkably reasonable price!

The Voopoo Seal Pod Kit is the most versatile budget vapes

Need More Help?

Thanks for checking out this list of the best budget vapes currently available! We’re not always in a position to make a big technology investment, but it’s always a good time to invest in your health, and these kits are sure to help you walk away from tobacco and start breathing easier again!

In only a few weeks of vaping instead of smoking you’ll quickly find your lung capacity increasing, your tastebuds returning to life and your wallet starting to bulge from all the cash you aren’t spending on tobacco and cigarettes!

If you’ve enjoyed this list then please check out some of the other roundups and articles listed below; we’re sure to be able to help you find the device and liquid necessary to get onto a smokeless path to the future!

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