The Best Vape Mods for 2017

Reactor Box Mod


Power - Simplicity - Sleek Looks and most importantly - Satisfaction. The Reactor has everything a great box mod should. Easily one of the highest rated box...

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Tracer Mod Kit


A great mod is only as good as the tank atop it. The Tracer is arguably the best when it comes to the total package thanks to its long lasting battery and top...

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Choosing the Best Vape Mod

Near the top of the e-cig food chain is the Vape Mod style, commonly called a Tube Mod because they are the results of items such as flashlights or metal tubes that were modified to fit an atomizer and allow the user much more control over their vaping experience. These modified devices have turned into a whole new class of vaporizers and have branched out into new sub-categories over the years.

Vape Mods are geared to the heavy smoker who needs a good throat hit and a bigger cloud than a vape pen can give. 
Vape Mods spawned from the demand of the vaping community for more power. More power resulting into not just larger vapor output, but maximizing the amount of flavor from their e-juice.  As technology in these devices continues to move forward, many features that could only be created by a professional electrician in his garage are now at our disposal.

Vaporizer mods are quickly catching up to the bigger devices in power output and overall control. Mech mods were considered the heaviest hitters in the game, but as the newer box/tube style mods have continued to evolve, this gap is rapidly diminishing. The ability to have large amounts of wattage - with regulation (unlike the mechanical mod)  - has increased the safety aspect of vaping and has quickly become the main culprit in the Mech Mod's demise.

The amount of vapor that a Vape Mod generates can easily surpass any disposable, cig-a-like,vape pen, or a tobacco cigarette for that matter. Many heavy smokers are attracted to these popular vaporizers because they offer a battery that lasts all day and can fit a larger capacity e-juice tank than the vape pen style.

vape mod3The MOD style vaporizer has more advanced options, such as the ability to use almost any e-liquid tank you want (usually a standard  510 thread) and specific power controls. Many of these regulated vaporizers are variable voltage and wattage, which means the output of the battery can be adjusted up or down to provide the best temp for any flavor.

The voltage range usually starts at 3.0 volts and can be increased by 0.1 volts all the way up to 6.0 volts, while variable watt adjustments typically range from 3w-50w+. The lower the voltage or wattage, the lower the output of power to the battery. This has a direct effect on the temperature of the heating element, but that depends on the resistance rating of the cartomizer.

You will want to make sure the tank you are using is appropriate for the power setting you choose, always start out with lower watts or volts when using a new tank or changing out your atomizer. As the atomizer is primed (e-liquid saturating the coils) you can turn the power up to your desired levels. If you start too high, you can "burn" the atomizer and the flavor will taste burnt for a long time, or you change out your atomizer.

Many of the cartomizers on the market come in different resistances that are referred to as low resistance (LR) or high resistance (HR). The lower the resistance, the higher the temp of the element will be. For example, an LR cartomizer will burn hotter at 3.0 volts than an HR cartomizer will at the same voltage. Think of resistance as you would think of a water pipe, the more resistance the pipe has, the lower the water flow. A pipe with less resistance is going to have more volume.

You may reduce the voltage of your Mod and still get a high temperature from the element if you are using a low resistance cartomizer. However, you may notice more sensitivity to burning your e-liquid and heating element if you use an LR cartomizer at a high voltage.

They are fat and sometimes ugly, but ask anyone who uses one and they will tell you they are worth the extra weight and effort. If the size and weight is an issue, have a look at the Vape Pen Styles. They are smaller but still pack a punch.

  • Regulated Power. Adjustable Watts and or Volts
  • Highly Customizable
  • Usually Has small LCD Screen
  • Larger, bigger battery/unit. Last Longer Between Charges
  • Perfect For Heavy Smokers
  • Removable Battery. Charge the Battery Separately
  • Most Options For The Least Amount of Effort
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