Best Box Mods & Vape Mods 2017

These are the current Leaders – Latest box mod rating September 2017

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iJoy Captain

Overall Rating 95%
Power 90%
Battery Life 80%
Design & Features 100%
Quality/Price 90%
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iTaste Kroma

Overall Rating 80%
Power 70%
Battery Life 80%
Design & Features 90%
Price/Quality 85%
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SMOK Alien Baby

Overall Rating 85%
Power 90%
Battery Life 80%
Design & Features 100%
Price/Quality 85%

Best Box Mods and Vape Mods in late 2017

This is it! If you’re looking for the best vape mods & box mods this is the new updated 2017 list you need to see. We used different criteria to rate our tested box mods. Not all mods are the same. That’s why we segmented our box mod top list into smaller categories. We start with the best vape mods for beginners, than we continue with the exciting high performance mods and last but not least we rated the compact mods, which are becoming more and more popular because of their ideal size.

How do we know what’s best? This is probably the hardest part. Reviewing these vapes is easy but deciding which box mod should be on this  list is a different ball-game. There are 2 ways how vapemods can become part of this list. First, companies that send us their best performing mods to test an review. Second, suggestions we get via our Social Media channels and of course our fellow vape review sites and friends. We value the second one the most since it’s the most honest way to find superior vape mods.

This list will update regularly. We will try to update once a month. All the way in the top we listed our Top 3 for your convenience. These mods stand out in terms of best overall performance and build quality.

Best all-in-one vaping mods

All in one vapes are those odd looking box mods with an integrated tank. These mods are perfectly tuned for a great vaping experience. The best thing about all in ones is that you don’t need to worry about getting the right tank. The system always works! These are the all in one devices we found best this year.

VaporFi VAIO 75 TC

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The VaporFi VAIO 75 TC deserves the no #1 position in this category due to its performance, build quality and versatility. It’s powered by a removable 18650 battery and it reaches a maximum power output of 75W. It offers variable wattage, temperature control and the coils are leak-proof. Easy to operate and easy to fill with e-liquid, it’s a great all day mod designed for big clouds and best flavor. Top quality at a very affordable price.

PROS

  • Removable 18650 battery
  • Temperature control for Stainless Steel
  • Cheap coils
  • Leak proof

CONS

  • Coil heads get flooded every once in a while
  • Tank capacity is only 3.5ml
  • The battery drains fast when using it over 50W

Specifications

Kanger CUPTI All In One 75W

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The Kanger CUPTI  is a great all in one vaporizer system that uses some of the best coils on the market today. It features a 5.0ml tank, 75W power output and temperature control for Nickel, Titanium, Stainless Steel, and NiChrome. There’s an optional RBA coil head for all those looking to tweak their vape for the ultimate experience. It’s built from good quality materials and the tank is made from Pyrex so it’s easy to clean. The best part is you can use it in direct lung mode with the 0.5 Ohm coil as well as in mouth to lung mode with the 1.5 Ohm coil.

PROS

  • 5.0ml e-liquid capacity
  • Temperature control for Stainless Steel
  • Removable 18650 battery
  • Leak proof

CONS

  • A bit of flooding and spit-back after refills
  • The RBA head is not included
  • Some coils burn out rather quickly

Specifications

Joyetech EVIC AIO

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The Joyetech EVIC AIO is not only the most stylish but also one of the best all in one vaporizers we tested. The build quality and attention to detail is just remarkable and analog clock screensaver is a great touch. Boasting a 0.96 inch display, 75W output power and temperature control, this gorgeous mod is ideal for any type of vaper. It’s super easy to operate, the menu is intuitive and filling the tank with e-liquid is child’s play.

PROS

  • Great variety of coils
  • Temperature control for Stainless Steel
  • Removable 18650 battery
  • Leak proof

CONS

  • Minor spit-back and gurgling after refills
  • You cannot re-use the face panels after you swap them
  • Flavor is a but muted with the 1.5 Ohm coil

Specifications

Best high performance, high power, Vape Mods

If you’re looking in maximum power and vape performance, these are the most adequate vapes. Clouds of vape and power to spare. That’s one of the main criteria we used when selecting these premium vaporizers. This top list consists out of mods with and without tanks. If you want to know more about the RDA’s or tanks we used when testing, please check out the review link of your preferred box mod.

iJoy Captain PD270 234W TC

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When it comes to high performance the iJoy Captain PD270 234W TC is definitely the first mod we think about. This is the most powerful device we tested this year and an absolute pleasure to use on a daily basis. It’s powered by two 20700 batteries and it can match any high end RDA or tank. Build quality is way above this price range and everything about it feels top notch. It also looks phenomenal with the carbon fiber panels and the oversized but super responsive button really enhances the overall experience.

PROS

  • Great battery life from the dual 20700 cells
  • Batteries are included
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Highly accurate and very responsive chip
  • Temperature control for Stainless Steel

CONS

  • 20700 batteries are not that popular

Specifications

SMOK OSUB King 220W

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SMOK has released a great number of mods and kits this year and the OSUB King 220W kit is one of our favorites in this category. Together with the Big Baby Beast tank it is the perfect combination for cloud chasing at home. It’s easy to use, packed with features and vapor production and flavor are stellar. The 220 Watts are more than enough for any other atomizer or build you might want to try. You also have a great selection of tanks to choose from and no matter what your style is you’re bound to find a sweet spot.

PROS

  • Great performance at an affordable price
  • The Big Baby Beast tank is amazing
  • Temperature control for Stainless Steel

CONS

  • Firmware is not upgradeable
  • Adjustment buttons placement could be better

Specifications

VAPORFI VEX 150 TC STARTER KIT

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The most powerful mod every built by Vaporfi is also one we truly appreciate, especially when you have three different style atomizers to choose from. The VEX 150 TC starter kit has a brushed metallic  finish that’s elegant and very durable.  It’s an extremely versatile device that can switch between a miniature cloud chucking locomotive to an elegant office companion with stellar battery life. A  compact dual 18650 mod with 150W power output and various temperature control features that absolutely shines.

PROS

  • A selection of three atomizers to choose from
  • Sturdy, well built and stylish
  • Temperature control for Stainless Steel

CONS

  • Firmware is not upgradeable
  • Sometimes doesn’t detect the atomizer until you put it back on

Specifications

Vaporesso Revenger 220W TC

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Powerful and very elegant, the Vaporesso Revenger 220W TC has all the characteristics to make it on our list. This 220W vape kit has been designed with great attention to details and its performance is simply spectacular. Together with the included NRG Vape tank it delivers rich flavorsome clouds and it can fill up your average room with fog in under a minute. It’s also one of the most affordable products in this category so definitely worth checking out. Definitely something that will get you noticed, no matter how big the crowd.

PROS

  • Elegant design with analog clock display
  • OMNI Board 2.0 chipset
  • Temperature control for Stainless Steel

CONS

  • Firmware is not upgradeable
  • Has a bit of button/battery rattle

Specifications

Best mini box mods, powerful compact mods

To decide which compact mods would fit best on this page we tried to use the following criteria; It needs to be at least twice as small as a regular mod. it needed to be light and its built quality needed to be excellent. We don’t want tanks breaking off in our pockets. Last but not least, we wanted the mini box mods to produce clouds just like the bigger mods

Innokin iTaste Kroma TC

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When it comes to compact box mods there are a few reasons why the Innokin iTaste Kroma TC is no #1 on our list. This tiny 75W device has a total height of 95mm with the atomizer on top and it works with a recessed tank that goes halfway inside the body. Powered by an internal 2000mAh battery it’s the perfect vape to carry on all day and it chucks out clouds like no other. You also get a standard 510 adapter so you can use it with any 22mm atomizer or tank you might already have. Portable and highly efficient it’s the type of mod we recommend to vapers constantly traveling.

PROS

  • Awesome design with the recessed tank
  • 2000mAh battery in such a compact body
  • Temperature control for Stainless Steel
  • 2A fast charging

CONS

  • Poor outdoor readability
  • When using the 510 adapter it increases overall height

Specifications

Kanger TOGO Mini

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One of the smallest all in one vape systems on the market today the Kanger TOGO Mini hides plenty of power under its hood. With a total height of just under 76.5mm this tiny bad boy can deliver some pretty impressive flavor. Packed with an integrated 1.9ml tank and a lovely 1.0 Ohm coil it has everything you need for a discreet vaping experience. Also considering its size its bound to fit any pocket and it’s definitely a must when doing errands, traveling or going on vacations.

PROS

  • Tiniest AIO vape kit out there
  • 1600mah built in battery
  • Durable finish

CONS

  • Limited coil options
  • No adjustments, no display

Specifications

V2 TRINITY KIT

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Powerful yet very compact, the V2 Trinity is one of hottest looking vape kits we tested in 2017. Boasting two different types of coils for the two main styles of vaping this tiny 40W device is also super stealthy. Vapor production and flavor are great and the build quality is just exceptional. It’s by far V2’s flagship mod and it’s super easy to operate. Regardless if you’re a beginner or pro, this bad boy offers a good punch.

PROS

  • Stylish and compact vape kit
  • Great build quality
  • Good coils

CONS

  • Battery is only 1200mAh
  • No temperature control option

Specifications

Box Mods with the best quality to price score

Getting you a box mod that’s technically worth more than its valued price is our objective here. When reviewing thousands of vapes we came across various vape devices that seemed wrongly priced. Please note that some of the devices offered are the last models in line before the brand introduces their new ones. Other vape mods are just ridiculously cheap without noticeable performance or quality lags.

SMOK AL85 Alien Baby

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Inheriting the legacy of its legendary bigger brother, the SMOK AL85 Alien Baby offers incredible value and it’s the main reason why we featured it as no #1 in this category. At little over $55 this is one of the most efficient vape kits we ever got the chance to test. Featuring various temperature control option, a very responsive chip and the popular Baby Beast tank this combo is a best buy. Also it doesn’t leak, the coils last for a very long time and it’s super portable. What else would you expect from such a highly praised product?

PROS

  • Lots of features
  • Affordable price
  • Temperature control
  • Great tank

CONS

  • Single 18650 battery

Specifications

VaporFi VAIO 80 TC

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With a built in 2100mAh battery and 3.5ml tank the VaporFi VAIO 80 TC has everything you need for that authentic sub ohm vaping experience. The 0.25 Ohm NotchCoil atomizer is ideal for big clouds and the 80W power output is more than enough for day to day use. Since the tank, atomizer and battery are integrated in a single body it’s extremely compact, versatile and easy to use. Also this device is virtually leak proof and shows the clock in real time each time you take a puff.

PROS

  • AIO device
  • Good battery life
  • Temperature control

CONS

  • Minor spit-back and flooding after refills
  • NotchCoils don’t last that long

Specifications

Best vape mod starter kits for beginners

Starter kits are complete kits. What you get is a mod with batteries a tank system that suits your mod and sometimes even a bottle of e-liquid. We liked trying them out and figuring out which vape delivers a maximum degree of satisfaction. These all in one kits come paired with a tank. This saves the hassle of looking for the right tanks.

Joyetech Atopack Penguin

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The Joyetech Atopack Penguin is one of the most versatile and popular starter kits for beginners and that’s why it’s on the top of our list. A combination between an all in one and a pod style vaporizer this affordable device works with any e-liquid and delivers a mind blowing experience. It’s perfectly suitable for mouth to lung as well as direct lung styles and comes with a juice reservoir of 8.8ml. Battery life is also a big plus and considering its low price it’s one of the best deals you will ever get.

PROS

  • Awesome battery life
  • MTL and DL coils
  • Huge e-liquid reservoir
  • Above average clouds and flavor in this price range
  • 2A charging

CONS

  • Airflow is non adjustable

Specifications

Eleaf iStick Pico 25

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Compact in size but highly versatile the Eleaf iStick Pico 25 is an amazing kit for beginners looking to sub ohm. It comes with the highly rated Ello tank, a very popular option all throughout the vaping community. With an output of 85W this tiny mod packs a big punch and it’s also quite versatile. The selection of coils is quite diverse too and it covers all styles of vaping as well as all requirements for flavor. Intuitive, powerful and highly portable it’s a product we recommend so often.

PROS

  • Fits 25mm atomizers
  • Has temperature control for Stainless Steel
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Compt size

CONS

  • Battery life isn’t that great when vaping over 40W
  • No mouth to lung coils

Specifications

Vape mod Information & Recommendations

What is a box mod or vape mod?

Box mod or vape mod is a general term used to describe a rectangular device to which the e-liquid atomizer is attached. It includes the battery as well as the board, wiring and a 510 connector for the atomizer. The battery can be built into the mod or it can work with external cells like 18650 or 20700. When the e-liquid reservoir is embedded into the mod itself the device is called an All In One.

The main purpose of a box mod or vape mod is to use current from the battery to heat up the coil inside the atomizer each time the user presses a button. This transforms a small quantity of e-liquid into vapor intended for inhaling in a process often referred to as vaping.

What are the main different features of mods?

Today’s mods have many features which depend on manufacturer, model and type. The most important are Variable Wattage, Temperature Control, TCR, Power Curve and Safety Characteristics.

Variable Wattage is often called power mode and it allows the user to set a specific output value for the the device. This relates directly to the amount of vapor the atomizer produces but usually the higher the value the bigger the clouds.

Temperature Control is another feature of some box mods and it allows user to control the maximum temperature reached by the coil. This only works when using certain types of fire like Nickel, Titanium or Stainless Steel and it’s based on the temperature coefficient of resistance. As the temperature increases so does the resistance of these wires and by constantly reading this value the mod accurately predicts coil temperature at any given point in time.

TCR is another feature linked to temperature control and lets the user input specific values for different types of materials used to build the coil. It makes temperature control even more precise and improves versatility.

Power Curve is a feature that enables different power adjustments in a specific time interval. This way the user can increase the wattage for the first two seconds the button is pressed and then gradually decrease it to a desired value. It’s a feature that’s also referred to as pre-heat and it’s important when using complex coil builds like Claptons which have a big ramp up time.

Safety Characteristics include short circuit protection, reverse polarity protection, low battery protection, overheating protection and cut-off interval.

How important is it to have Temperature control?

Temperature control is a very important feature to have. It only works with Nickel, Titanium and Stainless Steel coils and its main purpose is to prevent dry hits. By accurately predicting atomizer temperature the mod knows when cotton is almost dry and prevents it from burning. Also by constantly adjusting power output it helps preserve battery life.

At the same time it allows users the fully customize their vaping experience. People who enjoy cooler vapor can set a lower temperature while those who like warmer clouds can set up their devices accordingly.

Which vape mod should you buy? – A quick guide on how to find out which box mod is right for you.

Having such a great variety of mods out there can be overwhelming at times, especially for beginners. Buying the most powerful or the most feature rich device is not always the best idea. We decided to list our favorite box mods from all different categories to help you make the right choice.

Depending on how you plan on using your vape there are a couple of things you need to consider. We recommend beginners to start with a simpler device and make the transition to something more powerful after a few months. In our best vape mod starter kits for beginners category you will find listed the products we believe are best suited for the job. After thoroughly testing them and assessing all features we are confident they won’t disappoint. These usually include a good quality mod and a tank for e-liquid and they address both styles of vaping – mouth to lung and direct lung.

Intermediate users need something with a bit more power and that’s why recommend checking out our box mods with best quality to price score category. Here we have listed some of the most affordable and well-built devices that are at the same time packed with features. It’s the perfect opportunity to try temperature control and far better sub ohm tanks.

Mini mods and powerful compact mods are for vapers looking for something small and portable that doesn’t disappoint in terms of performance. These stealthy kits fit inside any pocket and they are super stealthy so you can take them anywhere. We recommend these to beginners and intermediate users but also to experienced users looking for a tiny mod to use as backup.

All in Ones are a very special category of products where the tank and battery are integrated in the mod. These are also highly portable, efficient and leak proof. Regardless of your experience with vaping devices you’re bound to find something you will love.

Amateur cloud chasers, new technology enthusiasts and power users will find our Best High Performance, High Power vape mods category the most interesting. Here we listed some of the most powerful devices we tested this year and at the same time the most accurate and reliable. These work great with any high end atomizer or tank and deliver clouds like no other.

If you still find it difficult to determine which box mod is best suited to you vaping needs and budget feel free to contact us and we’ll gladly help out.

Our final words on the best Vape Mods this fall

Choosing which box mod suits your needs best is a difficult task. We hope to have made it a bit more clear in what direction to search for. To give you some hints on the winning characteristics of our reviewed mods, we created this special list. If you can not find a vape we will find you one. Please contact us or reach out via our social media channels.