How to Choose The Best Vape Starter Kit
So, you’ve finally decided to give quitting a go. You’ve heard about vaping and know people that it’s worked for but you have no idea where to start. How do they work, what’s in it and what is the best vape starter kit?
Firstly, well done on making the decision to quit, it’s not an easy call but I can tell you this, it’s going to be so easy to not smoke cigarettes once you get the right starter kit.
Best Vape Kits in Australia 2020
I’m sure you’ve heard the terms, vape pen, vape mod, vaporiser or just plain vape, but what are they, and are of those terms related to different things or just different words for the same thing. These are important things to know as here in Australia in 2020, vaping has been around for a while so there are so many shapes, sizes and technologies available.
Choosing The Best Vape Starter Kit For Beginners
Being a beginner to vaping, it’s important to understand the different types of vape kits before you buy one as you may end up a cloud producing monster when all you wanted was something that replicates smoking.
So let’s have a brief look at what vape components are made of, the different ways of inhaling, as well as the common types of vape kits so you can better understand the terminology and what they all mean.
Firstly, it is important to note that all devices are made up of 3 important components or attributes. This includes
- A rechargeable battery,
- A reservoir to hold the liquid,
- A heating element inside known as a coil.
The liquid soaks into the coil, the battery fires the coil turning the liquid into vapour. It’s that simple.
Different Ways of Inhaling
There are two ways to vape. This includes 1) mouth to lung, and 2) direct to lung vaping.
Mouth to lung
Mouth to lung is a type of vaping that’s similar to how you smoke a cigarette, drawing it into your mouth and then inhaling. This replicates smoking and gives a normal amount of vapour. For those who use nicotine, they would have the same strength as their cigarettes.
Direct to lung
Direct to lung is the type of vaping you’ll commonly see people when smoking shisha’s, bongs and pipes, which involves inhaling directly into the lung like you were breathing in air. This is for big clouds and low nicotine. But it does not replicate smoking cigarettes.
Common Types of Vape Kits
There are several different types of vape kits which are fit for different uses and lifestyles. Here we go through 3 common types of vape kits available in Australia in 2020.
Vape pens are, you guessed it, shaped like a pen. So what is their relevance? Well some people like to have something long and cylindrical that is close to the shape and size of a cigarette.
What is the benefit? Not much other than if the long and skinny size is to your liking. They generally have less battery life due to their small size. Great for someone smoking up to 10 a day, or, for someone who smokes more but loves the design and is happy to recharge their device a few times a day.
Pod kits are the newest type of technology. They take away a lot of the fidgeting that’s involved with all the moving pieces of a vape pen and simplify it. Most pods having a built in coil meaning no coil changes and those that have a replaceable and disposable coil are usually really easy to replace.
Pod kits come in all shapes and sizes and have varying battery life. On average, a pod kit would be sufficient battery life for a 15 – 20 a day smoker.
Vape mods are the most advanced of the bunch with the usual components but with modifications, hence the name. What modifications you ask? Variable power or variable wattage as it’s known in the industry and temperature control to name a few.
So why would you want this? Well more vapour of course. Mods are designed to give the vaper more customisation. Mods are generally for direct to lung vaping although there are some mouth to lung tanks available to run on vape mods.
So what starter kit is the best and which one should you buy?
The one that is right for you? How will you know?
Questions to Ask When Buying The Best Vape Starter Kit
When helping a beginner to find the right kit, the first question that we ask you is, “how many cigarettes do you smoke a day?”.
Why? Because battery life is so, so important.
Vape Kit Battery Life
Would you want a new phone to die on you half way through the day? Well, why would you want the device stopping you from lighting up to do that!
Vape pens, vape mods and vape pod kits come in all shapes and sizes, and with different sizes, comes different battery life. Getting the right battery life is hard to ascertain just by looking at them however you can bet your bottom dollar that if it’s big, it has a lot of battery life.
It's best to follow our categories here to know the right device based on how many cigarettes you smoke a day to be sure of battery life.
Another huge factor in getting the right device for you, is the amount of vape liquid the tank or pod can hold. The tank capacity should be ideally enough to get you through the day. At least your 8 hour work day. Filling up is not a biggy, it’s no harder than making a coffee, but you can’t make a coffee when your hands are full.
So if you smoke 30 a day or, you work as a tradie, then make sure the capacity of the tank will suit your needs and hold enough for your work day.
Durability and Lifestyle
Another question we always like to ask our beginners is what kind of work they do. Why?
Well if you work in construction, you may need something with more durability than someone who works at a desk.
If you are someone that only uses your device on a smoke break, then you can have a bigger device than someone who is in and out of meetings all day, that needs to be able to hide their device.
Some kits have glass, and if dropped, can break and render the entire device useless. Some have glass that is replaceable and some, have no glass and can handle a decent drop.
Tailoring your starter kit to your lifestyle is a great way to make sure that vaping works for you.
So what is the best starter kit? Well it’s different for everyone.
That’s why eCig For Life has an Australian based call centre to speak with every person who is new to vaping and help guide them through their best options before they buy to make sure when they do buy, they get the best possible solution for their lifestyle.