Top 8 Best Starter Vape Kits For Beginner Vapers

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Hello and welcome back to another exciting MIST roundup! Today we’ll be giving some newbie advice regarding the best starter vape kits you can confidently begin your vaping journey with.

Vaping is more popular than ever, with kits being more accessible and simple to use, refuel and recoil than ever before. If you’re still grappling with cigarettes and tobacco it’s never been a better time to pack it in, jump online and check out some of the best, most user-friendly, beginner vaping starter kits.

The devices listed are not necessarily in order of excellence, but each has its own unique features to make it better suited to a specific vaper’s needs and requirements. We hope that reading will help you to choose a good new starter vape kit and that you’ll come away from this with a good idea of what your requirements are.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the MIST Top 8 Vape Starter Kits!

The Top 8 Best Starter Vape Kits Are:

  1. Uwell Caliburn G
  2. Innokin Endura T18 II Kit
  3. Innokin EZ.WATT Kit
  4. Innokin T22
  5. Aspire Zelos 2.0 Kit
  6. Vaptio Airgo
  7. SMOK Nord 2
  8. JUUL

1. Uwell Caliburn G

Score – 8.5/10

Continuing our exploration of pods now with the Uwell Calburn G, a vast improvement on the previous Caliburn unit which arrives with the first pod vape wave. Simple, compact, easy to use and great value. Perfect for a beginner vaper.

black Uwell Caliburn G Pod Kit for starter vape kit

Pros

  • 690mAh
  • Type C USB port
  • Changeable coils
  • Draw-activated / firing button
  • Extraordinary flavour

Cons

  • Moderate cloud production

Another great contender in the top starter kits is the Caliburn G. 

The Caliburn G boasts a brilliantly sleek form which eschews the previous model’s data-stick style appearance to instead embody a kind of fluted elegance.

The unit has a battery capacity of 690mAh, an improvement on the previous Caliburn’s 520mAh.

It’s a little less power than some others but nothing to worry about when you consider the included Type C USB charging port and cable, much much MUCH faster than the usual micro USB.

The Caliburn G now features changeable coils that register at 0.8ohm, and is still draw-activated, meaning that if you don’t want to use the firing button you can just puff the device to begin vaping.

Want to get the best flavour with every hit? Make sure to check our guide about preventing dry hits.

MIST price

£23.99

2. Innokin Endura T18 II Kit

Score – 7.5/10

Renowned for their excellent and robust starter setups, Innokin are an industry titan and their Endura series of simple vape starter kits has been helping people get off cigarettes for years, this being the very latest iteration in one of the best vape ranges of all time.

Blue and silver color variant of the Innokin Endura T18 II Kit

Pros

  • Widely available coils
  • Sleek stick vape design
  • Built-in 1300mAh battery
  • Airflow control with handy magnetic dust cap

Cons

  •  Only fires a range of 10.5W – 13.5W

The T18 II features an internal battery capacity of 1300mAh, impressive for such a sleek stick vape and more than enough to handle a solid day of use, considering the T18 II only fires within a range of 10.5W – 13.5W each time, with some minor power adjustment which you can explore by tapping the fire button three times.

The coils for the T18 II register at 1.5ohms, ensuring a moderate vape every time, and are some of the most available coils in this country and others. I have personally NEVER entered a vape shop that didn’t sell these.

The T18 II improves on the design of the previous T18E with a power increase of 300mAh, airflow control and the inclusion of a handy magnetic dust cap to prevent the buildup of pocket lint.

MIST price

£26.99

3. Innokin EZ.WATT Kit

Score – 7/10

Another Innokin classic now with the EZ.WATT, which takes the basic design of the T18 II and adds a few more layers of adjustment and sophistication.

picture of a red Innokin EZ.WATT Kit

Pros

  • 6 power settings
  • 1500mAh battery
  • 2 coils (1.5ohm / 0.8ohm)

Cons

  • Lacks airflow control

The EZ.WATT has an internal capacity of 1500mAh, a substantial battery for a small vape starter kit. 

You have a degree of limited power control; the base button can be used to switch between 6 different distinct power modes, ranging from 13W – 35W, the last two of which are intended for high power sub-ohm tanks.

But speaking of tanks, the EZ.WATT comes with the Innokin T20s tank, able to take two different coils, one in 1.5ohm and the other in 0.8ohm, one of each coming in the pack so you can try both and decide which to buy in the future. Not sure how coils work in a vape system? Our vape coil guide can help you out. 

The EZ.WATT has a pleasant matte finish and an ergonomic design which feels comfortable in the hand.

If you’re looking for a nice and easy-to-use vape starter kit but don’t like the common cylindrical design, the EZ.WATT will likely provide you with many satisfying puffs in the days ahead.

MIST price

£34.99

4. Innokin T22

Score – 7.5/10

The last in our Innokin kits now, and you can tell by now that Innokin are rightly renowned for their user-friendly vape starter kits.

Black/red INNOKIN T22 behind a white background

Pros

  • Fitted with T18 tank
  • 2000mAh battery that lasts 2-3 days
  • Compatible with T18E coil

Cons

  • No wattage control

Compared to other starter kits, The T22 is a far bulkier and more substantial mod, with a whopping 2000mAh battery capacity, a shocking amount of charge for a device that fires at approximately 13W. More mAh means all-day vaping without recharging the device! 

With its ample power supply, the T22 is an extremely good choice for those who travel a lot or frequently forget to plug their kit in.

With 2000mAh you can often get up to two or three days of use from this robust and powerful mod, providing that you’re putting the device into standby mode between sessions by tapping the fire button three times.

The T22 comes with the T18E tank fitted on top, which takes the widely-available 1.5ohm T18E coil, two of which come free with the kit and each likely to last approximately 2-4 weeks. Plus, you can use over 7,700 flavours of vape juice

MIST price

£29.99

5. Aspire Zelos 2.0 Kit

Score – 8/10

A bit of a step up now with the Aspire Zelos 2.0 Kit.

Aspire Zelos 2.0 Kit with Nautilis tank

Pros

  • Includes Nautilis 2S tank
  • Standard or sub-ohm vaping
  • Leakproof
  • 1W-50W power output

Cons

  • Needs to screw the tank in

One of the favourite top starter kits, the Aspire Zelos 2.0 Kit comes with the Nautilus 2S tank, a reworking of the original Nautilus with unique leak-proofing and child-proofing features added, with a lockable sliding top refill for maximum ease and minimal mess.

The Nautilus 2S tank is capable of taking coils which range from 1.8ohms to 0.42ohms, making it an extremely versatile kit capable of standard or sub-ohm vaping.

Try the best menthol vape juices with the Aspire Zelos 2.0 Kit for an exhilarating vaping experience.

The Aspire Nautilus coil series is almost as popular and widespread as the aforementioned Innokin T18E series, so you’ll rarely be stranded without the parts you need to get puffing.

MIST price

£54.99

6. Vaptio Airgo

Score – 7/10

Something slightly different now as we begin taking a look at some pod-centric devices, starting with the Vaptio AirGo.

Black Vaptio Airgo Pod Kit Set

Pros

  • Sleek on-the-go design
  • Draw-activated vape
  • Includes a 7000mAh battery back
  • 80mAh vape

Cons

  • No wattage control

Something slightly different now as we begin taking a look at some pod-centric devices, starting with the Vaptio AirGo.

With a design you’ll likely recognise from a line of popular wireless earbuds, the Vaptio AirGo takes the ‘pod’ concept to a whole new level, revealing an entirely different design philosophy to other vape starter kits.

The battery pack has a power capacity of 700mAh, while the draw-activated vape itself has a relatively small capacity of only 80mAh. The power levels of both the pack and the vape are indicated with LEDs on the front of the battery pack.

The extra necessary step of having to open the pack and extract the vape, very similar to a packet of cigarettes, gives you that extra moment to consider if you really want some nicotine, or if you’re just bored.

The AirGo isn’t a cigarette replacement; it’s a smoke reduction tool that trains you out of the quick instant relief that keeps you hooked.

The Vaptio AirGo pods have in-built coils that register at 1.0ohms, making it suited best to thin vape juices.

The Vaptio AirGo is the ideal starter kit for someone who wants to totally quit nicotine as quickly as possible.

MIST price

£29.99

7. SMOK Nord 2

Score – 9.5/10

SMOK now with a unit from their brilliant Nord pod vape range, a far cry from the big boxy units they used to be known for like the AL85 and Alien 220!

The best starter kit is the SMOK Nord 2

Pros

  • Satisfying mouth feel
  • Palm-sized frame
  • 1W-40W power output
  • 2 coil options

Cons

  • No airflow control

The SMOK NORD 2 deserves a spot in the top starter kits.

The SMOK Nord 2 has an internal battery capacity of 1500mAh, more than enough to handle the 1-40W range of potential power output held within the snug and comfortable palm-sized frame.

The Nord 2 is a versatile unit, capable of handling both high-VG and high-PG liquids thanks to the two distinct pods included with the kit, a clear plastic pod fitted with a 0.4ohm coil for high VG vape juice and a dark plastic one loaded with a 0.8ohm thin liquid coil.

You can even fill it with the best fruity vape juice.

The device features a unique duckbill design, very dissimilar to other more cylindrical units and it gives the device a rather satisfying mouth feel.

The Nord 2 offers further improvements on the previous Nord model in the form of a new 0.69 inch OLED display on side, to help you track your wattage and battery levels.

MIST price

£29.99

8. JUUL

Score – 6.5/10

Needing very little introduction, the JUUL is a device which values convenience above all else.

Grey JUUL Device Kit for beginner vapers

Pros

  • No-fuss starter kit
  • Internal 200mAh battery capacity

Cons

  • Limited to JUUL flavours
  • No wattage control

You take the stick, put a pod in, and puff. No buttons. No refills. No mess, no fuss.

Are there downsides? Perhaps. The convenience of the JUUL comes at the expense of customisation. You’re limited to JUUL flavours in JUUL strengths, so weaning off with less powerful variants of your favourite vape juice isn’t an option. JUUL is the only non-refillable pod-style system on our list. 

But for those who simply cannot bring themselves to get “into” vaping, it’s the simplest way to easily swap nicotine smoke for harmless vapour. Not perfect, but very simple.

The JUUL has an internal battery capacity of 200mAh, not very large but quickly recharged with the unique USB charging dock that comes with the device. JUUL pods are available in tobacco, fruit and menthol varieties, usually at 18mg nicotine strength.

The JUUL isn’t for everyone, but if you want to quit smoking quickly without picking up a new pastime then it’s the easiest way to walk away from cigarettes without a second thought.

MIST price

£19.99

Why Trust MIST?

We took our time in arranging this roundup of some of the very best starter vape kits, each with its own unique characteristics. When looking for a new vape it can be confusing at times; there are thousands to choose from, and each is specifically catered to a different smokers specific needs and requirements.

We believe that the starter kits listed above are the best of the best. Regardless of your smoking habit and personal needs, we are confident that at least one of the vape starter kits above will be the perfect setup to get you off the cigarettes with minimal discomfort or frustration. Here at MIST we generally cater to a base of customers whose main goal is the reduction and eventual elimination of smoke in their lives, and as such we feel specifically suited to help in suggesting which vape starter kit will be best for your vaping journey.


We hope you enjoyed this roundup of excellent vape starter kits. We’ve looked at traditional cylinder vapes, some box mods and a whole slew of pod units and hopefully by this point you have a greater idea of the machine you’d like to begin your vaping journey with.

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