JUUL is one of the most well known products and manufacturers in the vaping industry this decade, especially when it comes to disposable vape kits. Although there is a lot of talk about them, they haven’t fully taken off within the serious vaping community.
Unlike the devices in this article, JUUL devices are not refillable or lack various customisation, flavour or design by comparison. Although this is the case, they are still a decent companion for beginner vapers and for those experiencing nicotine salt e-liquid for the first time.
So the burning question is… How do you enjoy a smooth delightful vaping experience, without having to use pre-defined liquid constraints or a low powered device? Below we look at five alternatives from different brands that we’re sure you’ll love!
Small in stature but powerful in performance, the NFIX Pod Kit by SMOK is an adequate step up from JUUL. Powered by a 700mAh internal battery and holding a 2ml TPD compliant pod, the NFIX boasts 25W max power. The NFIX also uses a two way symmetrical airflow system to provide a decent throat hit whilst also producing great flavour! Unlike the JUUL, the latest pod kit release from SMOK provides an easy to use refillable pod tank so you don't have to worry about going dry or being limited in flavour!
On the other hand, just like JUUL, the NFIX comes in a wide choice of colours and is perfectly sized for your pocket on days/nights out. Also taking the leap into type-C charging, you won't have to wait long to get going again.
- Simple and modern appearance
- Pocket friendly
- Clear OLED display
- Long battery life
- Fast type-C charging
- Variable wattage design
- Enough airflow intake
- No leaking
- Ideal for discreet MTL vaping
- Pure and solid flavour
- Great for salt nicotine
- Minor condensation
- Coils are not replaceable
- Vapour production can be weak
- Not great for DTL
Utilising the latest technology available from Voopoo, the Vinci Pod System provides excellent flavour. Voopoo have also paid particular attention to detail in creating the most leak proof pod to date.
Powered by an internal 800mAh battery alongside the GENE chip, the Vinci Pod System provides excellent features and safety protections. In addition, the adjustable airflow, (which you'd struggle to find in other vape devices such as JUUL) allows for customisation between a tight or looser draw.
- Very lightweight and compact
- Excellent battery performance
- Very responsive auto-draw
- Great flavour and vapour production
- Very versatile for size
- LED's not that bright
- Hard to stand up right
- Package comes with single pod
The Geekvape Aegis Pod kit prides itself most on being a small yet incredibly sturdy and hard wearing pod kit, whilst being suitable for vapers of all experience levels. Being waterproof, shockproof and dust proof, the Aegis pod is definitely versatile and a great addition for those who work in extreme environments. The Aegis Pod was also the first IP-67 waterproof Type-C Pod system!
What sets this pod apart from the likes of JUUL is the 2ml TPD compliant refillable pod being suitable for a range of high VG E-Liquids, creating enough vapour to support both mouth to lung and restricted direct to lung, it suits almost all preferences. In addition, the replaceable mesh 0.6 ohm G coils ensure great flavour every time.
- More durable than most other pod devices
- Waterproof, shock proof and dust proof
- Extremely easy to use
- LED indicator shows battery life
- 800mAh battery capacity
- Feels great
- Strong throat hit
- Great flavour creation
- Good airflow for a MTL vape
- Non-adjustable airflow
- Only one coil type
- Difficult to remove pod
- Not so much a 'classic' MTL experience
Following on from the excellent devices from Aspire, the Favostix pod kit is a very lightweight and pocketable device suitable for new vapers as well as higher strength nicotine and nic salt users. With an excellent 1000mAh battery capacity, firing at up to 30W it outperforms many other devices with the same form factor.
Available in 7 colours constructed from an aluminium alloy oxide, the Favostix is sleek, modern and appealing. Also featuring USB Type-C charging capabilities, the 1000mAh internal battery is quickly charged and ready to last the day.
Each kit comes with 2 easy to fill pods, a 1.0ohm for MTL (mouth to lung) and a 0.6ohm for a RDTL (restricted direct to lung) vaping style. There are no fiddly coils to replace, when your coil has expired simply insert a new pod.
- High quality build and texture
- Comfortable draw
- Great battery life
- Superb flavour
- Very small and great pocket size
- No leaking or spitting
- Screen on the smaller side
- No airflow control
- Sealed pods
The second mention of SMOK in this article and with good reason; The Nord 4 kit is an upgraded version of the Nord 2 Kit and Nord X kit. SMOK have not only increased the battery from the Nord 2 from 1500mAh to 2000mAh, providing a more long lasting experience, they have also equipped the device with a larger, crystal clear OLED display to show clear and intuitive data. The Nord 4 supports adjustments in the power range of 1-80 wattage which is double that of the Nord 2 pod kit. Finally, the Nord 4 device steps up from previous by including adjustable airflow to create your perfectly optimised vape!
As for the pod, this also has breakthrough improvements. The Nord 4 has two types of Pods: RPM 2 Pod and RPM Pod, compatible with the coils of RPM series. They can be distinguished by the corresponding text “RPM” on the rubber plug. Both have a TPD compliant 2ml capacity to store your favourite e-liquids. Whichever pod you choose, the experience will be excellent and a great step up from JUUL.
- High quality kit
- Decent vapour production
- Excellent flavour production
- Crystal Clear OLED screen
- Ease of use
- Excellent battery and coil life
- Large range of coil options
- Hard to view e-liquid level
We hope that this article has provided you with additional knowledge to decide which vaping journey to embark on. As mentioned, the JUUL is a decent device for starting out or for an everyday pocket device, however there are ever increasing options available on the market to suit your needs perfectly.
But for now, as always; Stay safe and speak to you soon,
The Royal Flush Team!
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