Best Box Mods and Vape Mods for 2018

Box mods are box-shaped vaping devices. Their size means they can offer longer battery life, variable voltage and wattage, temperature control, extensive safety protections, and many more features than e-cigs or vape pens.

The Best Box Mods and Vape Mods of 2018 Include:

Best For Name Best For Name Wattage Price

(4.9 / 5)

Halo Reactor Mega Halo Reactor Mega 80W $75
Quad 18650

(4.8 / 5)

Smok GX 350 Smok GX 350 350W $84.95
Sub Ohm (budget)

(4.6 / 5)

Aspire Archon 150W Aspire Archon 150W 150w $44.95
Temp Control (High End)

(4.7 / 5)

Yihi Sx Mini G Class Yihi Sx Mini G Class 200W $219.95
Triple 18650

(4.5 / 5)

Eleaf Istick 200 Eleaf Istick 200 200W $39.95
Dual 18650

(4.2 / 5)

Eleaf Pico Dual Eleaf Pico Dual 200W $36.95
Single 18650

(4.4 / 5)

Smok AL85 Baby Alien Smok AL85 Baby Alien 85W $42.95
Dripping (squonking)

(4.6 / 5)

Kanger Drip Box 160 Kanger Drip Box 160 160W $59.95
Variable Voltage (high end)

(4.4 / 5)

Asvape Lucifer Asvape Lucifer 240W $199.99

(4.6 / 5)

Innokin Coolfire IV iSub Innokin Coolfire IV iSub 40W $39.95

(4.3 / 5)

Vaporesso Tarot Nano Vaporesso Tarot Nano 80w $59.95
Sub Ohm (high end)

(4.5 / 5)

SX Mini Q Mini SX Mini Q Mini 200w $189.95
Temp Control (Budget)

(4.8 / 5)

Innokin Coolfire IV 100 Kit Innokin Coolfire IV 100 Kit 100W $59.95
Cloud Chasing

(4.9 / 5)

Smok Alien 220w Smok Alien 220w 220W $54.95

When you buy a box mod you will usually need to buy the clearomizer and battery separately, however some of the mods in our list below come with both batteries and tanks included. A clearomizer is a glass or clear plastic tank that contains the atomizer (the part that heats the liquid) and it also holds the e-liquid. It attaches to the top of the box mod.


Innokin Coolfire IV iSub 40W – $39.95

  • Output ranges: 6.0W – 40.0W, 3.0V – 7.5V,
  • Includes iSub sub-ohm tank (4ml capacity)
  • Includes 2000mAh internal battery
  • Includes wide bore drip tip
  • Includes charging cable

The Innokin Coolfire 4 iSub is a great beginner box mod. It is small and sleek, yet powerful with sub ohm capabilities. Its tiny size will be very attractive to beginners, especially those who want to vape discreetly. The Coolfire 4 is very good value for money, priced at just $39.95, yet having features such as variable wattage and voltage, an OLED display, compatibility with low ohm builds, pass through charging, a wide range of safety features including 15 Second cutoff, and an attractive form with a brushed aluminum finish.

The Coolfire 4 is available in many different colors; black, silver, gold, purple, dark pink, red, and blue. This is a complete vape mod kit, it comes with a 4ml Innokin iSub Sub-ohm Tank, internal battery, USB charging cable, eGo Adapter, Japanese Organic Cotton and a wide bore drip tip,.

The voltage can be adjusted between 3.0V to 7.5V and 0.1V increments, and the output wattage can be varied between 6W and 40W in .5W increments. Atomizers with resistances as low as 0.3 ohm can be used with the Coolfire 4. The maximum output is 14.5Amp. You will need to buy a 2000mAh battery separately.

E-liquid is the only other thing you will need to buy before you can start vaping.

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Joyetech eVic VTwo – $64.95

  • Comes with Cubis Sub Ohm Tank
  • 1 to 80W Power Output
  • Temperature Control
  • .96 inch OLED Screen
  • Integrated 5000 mAh Battery
  • Swivel Adjustment Knob

The eVic VTwo is the best box mod for beginners who want a mod that they aren’t going to outgrow in a year’s time. It has a massive built in 5000 mAh battery, meaning it will last for days on a single charge. It also features dual circuit protection systems for safety. As far as built in batteries go, this is the best box mod battery you will find in an entry level device. Joyetech’s sophisticated temperature control suite supports Ni, Ti, and SS coils as well as a 3 memory TCR function. The .96 inch bright and beautiful screen has a convenient clock feature. The menu system is simple yet effective while at the same time giving the user the chance to develop custom logos on the device through a simple interface.

This box mod is firmware upgradeable and will fire down to .05 ohms and up to 1.5 ohms. You can adjust the temperature of your vape in TC mode from 200 – 600 degrees Fahrenheit. The swivel adjustment knob allows the user to adjust their settings easily with one hand. Power to to your coil is provided via a stainless steel threaded, gold plated, square 510 pin.

This kit comes with the well known Cubis Sub Ohm Tank. It’s 22mm in diameter, has top fill and top airflow control. The tank also has a 4ml capacity. Because of the popularity of this tank there is a wide range of coils available for it. The coils included in this kit are the .25 ohm Notch Coil, the .5 ohm Stainless Steel Coil, and the 1.5 ohm Clapton MTL coil. For more on tanks, check out our guide on the best vape tanks of 2018 Two drip tips, a silicone sleeve, USB Cable and a user manual are also included in the full kit. This kit is available in black, blue, burgundy, orange and white.

Cloud Chasing

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Smok Alien 220w – $54.95

  • 6 to 220W Power Output
  • Temperature Control Output
  • Extra Large OLED Screen
  • Innovative and Ergonomic Firing Mechanism
  • 44mm by 30mm by 85mm

Every once in awhile a new box mod comes around that just takes the vaping world by storm. It seems like every vaper you know owns at least one. Yes, the Smok Alien is that mod. Extremely popular and deservedly so. It is one of the best box mods for cloud chasing currently on the market and is widely regarded as one of the greatest box mods with a 220W range. The Alien is capable of 220 watts in Power mode or TC. Of course it has the full temperature control suite of Ni, Ti, SS, as well as a TCR function. In addition to TC mode it also has Soft, Normal, and Hard settings that control the ramp up of your coil in both TC and Power mode. Sub ohm vaping is also possible with this mod. It has a resistance range of 0.1 – 3.0 ohms in variable wattage mode and 0.06 – 3.0 ohms in temperature control mode. If you want a box mod for big clouds, then this is or you.

Measuring 44mm by 30mm by 85mm the Alien is one of the smallest dual 18650 mods available. Take one look at its extra large OLED display and you will be hooked, Six lines and three columns on this screen offer an incredible amount of user feedback. The menu system is controlled by Smoks innovative and popular firing bar. There is also a Micro USB port that can be used for balanced charging or firmware updates. On the top of this box mod we have a spring loaded 510 pin and on the inside, 24k gold plated battery terminals make sure your 18650’s stay in place.

The Alien is available by itself or in a kit with the legendary TFV8 Baby Beast. The Baby Beast is 24.5mm in diameter and it has a top fill hinged system that makes filling this tank a breeze. Ejuice capacity is 3mls. Cloud chasing capabilities are further enhanced by the wide range of coils available for the TFV4. The combination of this mod and tank produces massive clouds that will satisfy even the most hardcore cloud chaser. Well known among vapers as a cloud chucker there are a plethora of coils available for the Baby Beast to further enhance it’s cloud chasing capabilities. Included in the kit is the Smok Alien, Baby Beast Tank, Q2 coil head, T8 coil head, USB Charging Cable, replacement parts, replacement glass and a user manual.

Sub Ohm

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Aspire Archon 150W – $44.95

  • 1 to 150W Power Output
  • Resistance Range 0.1 – 3.5 Ohms
  • Full Temperature Control Output
  • Child Lock Option
  • 0.86 Inch OLED Screen
  • Five Button Control Face

The Aspire Archon is the dual 18650 (sold seperately) version of the very popular NX75 mod. The Archon has a clean, neutral look along with a lightweight chassis. Its output range is 5 – 150 watts. The Archon has a full Temperature Control Suite that includes Ni, Ti, and SS. It also has 3 memories settings available with a TCR function. The Archon can be fired as low as .1 ohms and as high as 3.5 ohms. Temperature range is from 200 – 600 degrees Fahrenheit. Voltage output is from 0 – 8 volts. At just $44.95, the Archon is a good box mod for vapers who are new to sub ohm mods and cloud chasing.

The vivid .86 inch OLED screen packs a tremendous amount of relevant information. This screen also rotates so the user can read it from any angle. A Micro USB port makes quick work of all the firmware updates. This mod has a 5 button control face with dedicated wattage and temperature buttons. It also has all the safety features built in as well as a child lock option. This is a great sub ohm, especially at it’s current price point. Color availability is black, blue, and grey all with yellow accents. At just 44.95, the Archon is great value for money and the reason we chose it as the best vape mod in the entry level sub ohm category.

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SX Mini Q Mini 200 Watt TC – $189.95

  • Chip-Set: Yihi SX450J-BT
  • MAX Output Wattage: 200 Watts
  • Output Voltage: 1.0 – 9.5 Volts
  • 0.05- 3.0 ohms (Power mode) 0.05-0.3 ohms (Joule mode)
  • USB Balance charging on board(5V/2A)
  • Upgradeable firmware with Graphic user interface

There are a few companies out there that truly listen to their customers. Chalk up SX Mini in that category. While the original Q Class was a great sub ohm mod in it’s own right, SX Mini listened to it’s customers, went back to the drawing board and stormed back with the Q Class Mini. It does everything the original Q Class does, just better. If you are looking for a high end mod, then this is for you.

The heartbeat of the Q Mini is the revitalized SX450J BT chipset. This board will give you a pinpoint accurate vape and is Bluetooth compatible. Of course it will fire all the TC coils like Ni, Ti, and SS. It also has a soft, powerful +, powerful, standard, and eco mode. While we do recommend that you charge your batteries externally this box mod is equipped with 2 amp balanced charging for those times that you just may not be near your charger.

The SX Q Mini brings sub ohm vaping to a new level, the YiHi chip can support coil resistances as low as 0.0001 ohms. In Joule mode the resistance range is 0.05-1.0ohm, in power mode the range is 0.05-3.0ohm whicg is sure to please even the most hardcore sub ohm vapers.

Output voltage on this mod is 9.5 volts, Joule output is 120 Joules. Not only is this mod firmware upgradeable but it also has all the safety protections like reverse polarity protection, output short, low resistance, low battery voltage, and overheat and battery over charge. This beautiful mod is available in black or red. If you truly want the best vape mod in the sub ohm category then this is for you.

Squonking (Dripping)

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Kanger Drip Box 160 – $59.95

  • Temp Control
  • Max Wattage: 160W
  • 7mL Tank Capacity
  • Bottom Feeding Juice Design
  • Powered by 2 18650 Batteries (Sold Separately)

The Drip Box 160 is a true all in one squonker kit from the good folks at Kanger. This Drip Box has a maximum output of 160 watts and it does TC. Yes, you can squonk all of your favorite TC coils like Ni, Ti, and SS. Have no fear though, if you don’t like to build your own coils Kanger has premade dripping coils available for the included RDA. It doesn’t even matter if you are a MTL (mouth-to lung) or DL (direct lung) vaper because Kanger includes two drip tips to cover all of your needs.

The Drip Box also comes with Kanger’s Subdrip RDA. A 7ml squonking bottle insures that you always have an ample supply of juice on hand. The RDA can be fired as low as .05 in TC and .1 in Power mode. Powered by dual 18650 batteries this bottom feeder has enough power to satisfy any type of vaper.
When you purchase the Drip Box along with the mod you will get the Sub Drip RDA, a DIY RBA & Ceramic coil, spare Kanthal Drip Coil, spare Juice Tank, Accessory Kit, USB Cable, and a User Manual. The Drip Box is available in black, white, and stainless steel. The Drip Box provides power, convenience and ease of use whether you’re a tootle puffer or a diehard cloud chaser. All of the above combined with a low price point of just $59.95 makes this a steal and is the reaon why we chose the drip box as the best vape mod in the dripping category.

Temp Control (TC)

A Temperature control mod moderates the temperature of the atomizer coil in order to prevent dry hits, burnt coils, and vapor that’s too hot.

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Innokin Coolfire IV TC 100 Kit – $59.95

  • Aethon Chipset
  • OLED Display
  • Wattage Range: 1W – 100W
  • Temperature Control
  • Built-In 3300 mAh Battery

The Coolfire IV TC 100 Kit comes with everything you need to get started on your vape journey. It is one of the most popular temp control box mods on the market right now. It has a built in 3300 mAh battery and a 2 amp micro USB quick charge port. The built in battery provides tremendous battery life for such a small box mod. It can go from 0% to fully charged in about 90 minutes, but if you have to you can vape while it’s charging because it does have pass through technology built into it. It comes with the heralded Aetheon chipset that is capable of smooth temp control not normally found in vape mods of this size. This highly precise chipset has a maximum wattage of 100 and will TC Ni, Ti, and SS. It also has ultra fast firing so there is virtually no delay when you press the fire button. All of these features make it one of the best mods in this category.

The Coolfire has a spring loaded, brass, goldplated 510 with stainless steel threading. This is a three button box mod with a tri color LED battery indicator. No updates on this one but the board is so precisely programmed that you really won’t ever miss it. It’s this precision that makes the coolfire iv one of the best vape mods in our budget temp control category.

The kit also comes with Innokins popular iSub V Sub Ohm Tank. The tank holds 3mls of liquid and is made out of stainless steel. It features Innokin’s No Spill Coil Swap System and its a top fill tank. It has a wide variety of coils available. Included in the kit are the Coolfire IV TC, Isub V Sub Ohm Tank, .5 ohm SS coil, .5ohm Kanthal coil, Drip Tip, Micro USB Cable, replacement orings and a vape band. The kit is available in black, red, blue, white, and rose gold.

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Yihi Sx Mini G Class – $219.95

  • Max Output Wattage: 200 Watts
  • Temperature Control Compatible
  • Resistance Range: 0.15 – 3.0 ohms
  • Joystick Control
  • Bluetooth APP Compatible

If you’re looking for a top of the line, mass produced vape mod then look no further. Beautiful and innovative are the first words that come to mind when you lay your eyes on the Sx Mini G Class. This is the best temp control mod currently on the market and for good reason. Utilizing the new SX550J chipset the G Class has no equal when it comes to temperature control. This mod will fire Ni, Ti, and SS as well as all the tanks that support SX Pure Technology. Taste modes include Powerful +, Powerful, Standard, Soft, Eco and SXi-Q.

The G Class has a mini joystick that controls an absolutely beautiful and vivid color screen. The screen allows you to have custom wallpapers so you customize this box mod even further. It also has built in Bluetooth that allows you to control every aspect of your vape remotely via a powerful app that Yihi has made available to all it’s users.

Take one hold of this vape mod and you can just feel the quality as well as the power. It has a temperature range of 212 – 572 Fahrenheit. In Joules mode it will fire your atomizer from .05 ohms to 1 ohm. In Power mode it has a resistance range from .05 ohms all the way up to 3 ohms. This stunning high end mod is available in Coffee, Black and Carbon Fiber.

Variable Voltage Mod

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Teslacigs Invader III – $44.95

  • 240W Maximum Output
  • Potentiometer Adjustment
  • Zinc Alloy Construction
  • LED Feedback Bar
  • Dimensions 90.5mm by 50.5mm by 23mm

If you are looking for one of the best vape mods available in the variable voltage space at an affordable price, then this is for you. The Teslacigs Invader is a precision made vape mod with a high quality finish and coating. Made of Zinc Alloy the device measures 90.5mm by 50.5mm by 23mm. Powered by dual 18650’s this mod features a simple yet effective chipset. All of this vape mod’s protections which include Low Voltage, Over Draw, Short Circuit, Overheat, Over Current Feedback are delivered to the user via the unique LED Feedback Bar.

Voltage output is 3.7 volts to 6.6 volts with a 45 amp maximum output current. The Voltage is controlled through a potentiometer. This is a classic old school design that has a proven track record of working well. The potentiometer is marked in 20 volt increments. Simply turn the arrow to the desired setting and you are ready to vape. Of course this mod is not for beginners so only experienced vapers need apply.

The Invader III also features a strong dual magnet battery door It has a spring loaded, silver plated, brass 510 pin to insure a solid connection to your atomizer. The oversized firing button is just a joy to use. This mod is available in a premium baked glossy finish in black or blue.

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Asvape Lucifer – $189.95

  • Proprietary Chipset
  • Hybrid Stabilized Wood Chassis
  • Dual 18650 Battery Powered
  • Single Button Control Face
  • LED Indicator Light

The Lucifer by Asvape is a 240 watt stabilized wood vape mod that is just beautifully crafted. It is made out of a solid brick of hybrid stabilized wood with gold or stainless steel accent plates and a jeweled firing switch. It uses a proprietary chipset that allows the user to adjust the wattage using a potentiometer. It still has that mechanical vape mod look and it has a single button design that makes using it very easy. The Lucifer is powered by 2 18650 batteries which are accessible via the 2 threaded battery caps on the bottom of the mod.

The Lucifer measures in at 95 mm x 60 mm x 31 mm. It has an LED indicator light that lets you know when the mod is on/off or if there is an error. It also has a stainless steel 510 connection that is spring loaded as well as gold plated. The Lucifer will hold atomizers up to 28 mm without any overhang. The color choice is random but you can pick between gold and stainless steel for the accent plates.

This is not a suitable vape box for a beginner. A mod like this is made for experienced vapers. Please make sure you have a working knowledge of Ohm’s Law before purchasing this particular mod.


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Vaporesso Tarot Nano – $59.95

  • 5 to 80W Output
  • Temperature Control Suite
  • Built-In 2500 mAh Battery
  • Zinc and Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • Firmware Upgradeable

The Tarot Nano is a mini vape mod capable of 80 watts. Not only can this little mod do 80 watts but it uses the critically acclaimed Omni board. The Omni chipset is known for doing TC well. The Tarot has a built in 2500 mah battery. It fires down to .15 ohms and up to 5 ohms. Temperature range is from 200 to 600 degrees fahrenheit. Voltage range is from 0 to 8.5 volts. All of this available in a tiny 69mm X 38mm X 22.5mm package.

The Tarot Nano has a .91 OLED display. On that screen you will notice menus for Ni, Ti, and SS. Along with a TCR function there’s also a CCT (Customized Curve of Temperature Mode) that allows you to set your own power curves in TC mode at .5 of a second intervals. Available in black, red, or green, the Tarot Nano is easily one of the best vape mods in the mini category and is a worthy addition to any vapers collection in need of a stealthy vape mod.

The Nano is available as a kit or by itself. The kit includes the popular Vecco Sub Ohm tank. 22mm in diameter with a 2ml capacity it takes the popular EUC coils. If you decide to get the kit you will receive the Nano, Vecco tank, .4 ohm clapton EUC coil, .5 ohm 316L Ceramic EUC coil, spare glass, spare o’rings, as well as a micro USB cable.

All in One (AIO)

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Eleaf iStick Basic – $29.95

  • Innovative Magnetic Connector
  • Built-In 2300mAh Battery Capacity
  • E-Liquid Sight Window
  • Micro-USB Charging Port
  • Dimensions: 39.5 x 23 x 81mm

True to its namesake this Eleaf vape mod does just that, it sticks to the Basics. This is essentially an All-In-One vape mod. It has an innovative design that allows the GS 2 Air atomizer to fit directly into the device itself. The atomizer is held in by a magnet and the drip tip protrudes from the mod inviting the user to vape. The Basic has a simple no nonsense design in a small easy to use package.

Don’t let its small size fool you, this vape mod is packing a 2300 mAh rechargeable battery. Power from the Basic is provided via direct voltage very similar to a mech mod but without the risks. This also means that a fully charged mod will give you a more satisfying vape.

The GS 2 Atomizer is 14mm. While it is housed within the vape mod there is a convenient sight glass so you can check your juice level. The GS 2 also has a 2ml capacity with adjustable airflow. Included in the kit is the Basic vape mod, GS 2 Atomizer, 2 .75 ohm coils, 510 connector, ego connector, micro USB Cable and a User Manual. This is easily one of the best box mods out there for a vaper who is looking for a simple AIO mod. Colors available are black, grey, red, blue, silver, and pink.

Single 18650

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Smok AL85 Baby Alien – $42.95

  • 1 – 85 watts
  • Temperature Control Suite
  • Extra large OLED screen
  • Top loaded threaded battery cap
  • Innovative firing bar

Right on the heels of the very popular Smok Alien comes the Baby Alien. Same great screen and features just in a smaller single 18650 package. In keeping with the Alien tradition this mod includes Smok’s innovative firing bar. It will fire up to 85 watts and do Temperature Control on all the popular TC wires as well as TCR. Big gorgeous four column three row display screen with the same Smok menu system vapers have come to know and love. One of the smallest dual 18650 vape mods out there.

The temperature can be adjusted from 200F up to 600F. Voltage range is from .35 – 8.0 volts.This mod will fire as low as .06 ohms and as high as 3 ohms. Ni, Ti, SS, and TCR are all supported in the TC menu. Not only does the innovative top battery cap save space but it’s very convenient as well. This mod weighs in at 120g without a battery installed. All of this in a very compact 71mm x 48mm x 27mm package.

You can purchase it separately or as kit with the very popular TFV8 Baby Beast with matching o rings. The tank is 22mm and has a eliquid capacity of 3mm. You get both the .4 ohm and .6 ohm coil with your kit. The .4 ohm coil fires up to 80 watts but is best between 50 – 65 watts. The .6 ohm coil fires up to 50 watts and is best between 30 – 40 watts. Just get yourself a quality 18650 battery and you have all you need for clouds and flavor. Available in Black/Gunmetal and Black/Red for now but if this mod is anything like it’s big brother we are pretty sure more colors are on the way.

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Lost Vape Skar DNA 75 – $119.99

  • DNA 75 Chipset
  • Temperature control suite
  • Zinc alloy construction
  • Single 18650 or 26650 compatible
  • OLED Display
  • Escribe software

Visually stunning and made out of premium materials the Lost Vape Skar is indeed a looker. This mod can be used with a single 26650 or a single 18650 with the provided adapter. It will fire down to .15 ohms in TC mode and .25 ohms in Power mode. Voltage output range is from .6 – 6 volts. Temperature range is from 200F to 600F. This mod supports Ni, Ti, and SS out of the box and any other materials of your choosing that can be configured via Escribe

The Lost Vape Skar is a beautiful two tone mod that just excels in TC. The heartbeat of this mod is the legendary Evolv DNA chipset. The DNA 75 is 85% efficient and more than capable of providing you with a satisfying vape. Able to be fired from 1 – 75 watts via it’s nickel plated brass 510 connection. Evolv’s popular Escribe software allows you to customize every little aspect of your vaping experience. This mod is aesthetically pleasing and just a pleasure to hold. It’s measurements are 90mm x 45mm x 30mm. It’s available with a silver or black frame. You have a choice of inlay material that includes black wood or carbon fiber. A truly elegant looking mod that vapes just as good as it looks.

Dual 18650

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Eleaf Pico Dual – $36.95

  • 200W Maximum Output Wattage
  • Temperature Control Suite
  • TCR Functionality
  • Micro USB Charge and Update Port
  • Stainless Steel 510 Connection

High performance and ergonomics all in a well built small package. That’s what you get when you purchase an Eleaf Pico Dual. The dimensions are 44mm by 46mm by 75mm. The curves of this device will feel light and smooth in your hand making the 200 watts it’s capable of seem unreal but nevertheless true.

Not only does this mod do temperature control but it supports a wide variety of wires like Ni, Ti, and SS. It also has a TCR function with three memory slots for the materials that are not in the main menu system. Add the preheat power function to this impressive menu system and you have a winner.

The Pico Dual is powered by two 18650 batteries (sold separately) that fire this mod with virtually no delay. The resistance range is from .05 ohms all the way up to 1.5 ohms in Temperature Control Mode and .1 0hms to 3.0 ohms in Power mode. Temperature range is from 200 to 600 Fahrenheit. The Pico also has a spring loaded stainless steel gold plated 510 connection that has an available adapter that allows you to charge other devices through it like a phone or tablet. Available in Black, White, Silver, Cyan, Red, and Grey. One thing is for sure, no matter which color you choose you would be hard pressed to find a better value at this price point.

Triple 18650

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Eleaf Istick 200 Watt Box Mod – $39.95

  • Size: 57mm*37mm*84mm
  • Output mode: VW/TC(Ni,Ti,SS,TCR-M1,M2,M3) mode
  • Output wattage: 1-200W
  • Temperature range: 100-315℃/200-600℉
  • 0.1-3.5ohm (VW mode)

The Eleaf Istick 200 watt Mod is perfect for the vaper who wants a triple 18650 mod without breaking the bank. You definitely get a lot of premium features at a fantastic price point. Some of the features include temperature control in Ni, SS, and Ti, TCR mode, as well as 3 memory modes. It also has a spring loaded 510 pin.

Even at this budget price this mod is built to last all day at almost any wattage or temperature. It takes three 18650 batteries (sold separately) that are held in place by a flip open battery chamber. Load the batteries, close it up and the mod just feels great in your hand. Measurements are 57mm*37mm*84mm.
Resistance range in TC mode is from .05 ohms to 1,5 ohms. In Power mode it’s from .1 ohms to 3.5 ohms. The temperature range is from 200 – 600 degrees Fahrenheit. This mod also includes a USB cable and a user’s manual. It is available in black, grey, and white.

Lost Vape Triade 250 – 154.95

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  • Triple 18650 Platform
  • Die Cast Zinc Alloy Chassis Construction
  • Leather Paneled Battery Door
  • Lost Vape Preset Escribe Settings
  • Dimensions – 88mm by 50mm by 40mm

If you’re looking for form, beauty, and function in one package then this is the mod for you. Loaded with the industry leading DNA 250 this mod will give you years of service. It’s output range is from 1 to 250 watts with a power efficiency rating of 97%. Customization via Evolv’s proprietary Escribe software is the name of the game with this mod. Yes, it comes set up with all the popular TC modes out of the box but to get the most out of this mod it is highly recommended that you get to know and use Escribe. That would allow you to take full advantage of the legendary TC capabilities attributed to the DNA chipset. The power of the DNA Chipset really helps the Triade stand out, making it the best vape mod in triple 18650 category.

Made out of Die Cast Zinc Alloy all the battery contacts are gold plated and the negative contacts are spring loaded. The 510 is made of stainless steel and is nickel plated and spring loaded. A leather paneled battery door completes the look and feels great in your hand. Separate battery panels are available for purchase should you feel the need to customize or change the look of your mod.

Wattage range is from 1 – 250 watts. Temperature range is from 200 – 600 degrees fahrenheit. Resistance range in TC mode is from .08 ohms to 1 ohm. This mod also includes balanced 2 amp charging. Colors available are Grey Ostrich, Smoky Brown, Cracked Brown, Purple Ostrich, Red Ostrich, and Elephant Black.

Quad 18650

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Smok GX 350 – $84.95

  • Wattage 1-350W
  • Superior Zinc Alloy Construction
  • Stealth Firing Bar Mechanism
  • Temperature Protection
  • Dimensions 84.5mm by 58mm by 40.4mm

We normally associate size with power. Not in this case, the GX 350 takes four 18650 batteries (sold separately) while maintaining the size and footprint of most triple 18650 mods. It has an angled frame that takes full advantage of all of the possible available space. The bright vivid OLED screen is located on top of the mod. It has a soft feel and contour to it that makes it seem impossible to be holding four 18650 batteries. You also have the choice of running it with two 18650 batteries for a maximum power output of 220 watts.

In addition to feeling comfortable in the hand this mods comfort is further enhanced with Smok’s trademark firing bar. Of course it fires in Power mode and has all the Temperature Control materials available in it’s menu system as well as a TCR function. You can adjust your wattage and or power via the buttons located on the top of the mod next to the beautiful screen. Temperature range is from 300 – 600 degrees fahrenheit. Resistance range in VW mode is from .1 ohms to 3 ohms and in TC mode it’s from .06 ohms to 3 ohms. Colors available are black/red, silver/black, purple/black, and gold/black.

The GX350 is available in a kit or separately. The includes a matching legendary TFV8 Cloud Beast tank. It will come with a .15 ohm Octuple coil head pre installed as well as a .15 ohm Quadruple coil There is an RBA available for this tank as a separate purchase. Tank capacity is 6mls and the tank has a 25.5mm diameter.


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Vaporesso Nebula 100 Watt Box Mod – $59.95

  • 5 to 100W Output Maximum
  • OMNI Board
  • Temperature Control Suite
  • Four Button Control
  • Zinc and Aluminum Alloy Construction

The Vaporesso Nebula pairs their well regarded, highly efficient Omni board with a sleek, comfortable, curvy, sexy mod. Like all Vaporesso box mods, the Nebula has a 4 button menu system. It has a futuristic trigger style firing button, a +/- button and a mode button that contribute to the stylish look and feel of this mod.

In 26650 mode the Nebula has a maximum wattage output of 100 watts, in 18650 mode it can crank out 80 watts. It will fire down to .05 ohms and has a temperature range of 240 to 600 degrees fahrenheit. The Nebula has a TCR mode, CCT mode (Custom Curve of Temperature), as well as all the traditional TC presets such as Ni, Ti, SS.

Available as a stand alone device or as a kit, we highly recommend the kit. The kit form grants you access to the Vaporesso Vecco Sub Ohm Tank. the Vecco is 24.5mm in diameter as has a 4 ml capacity. This tank is top fill with a drop in coil design. Included in the kit is the Vaporesso Nebula, Vecco Sub Ohm Tank, .2 ohm EUC Coil, .6 ohm SS316 EUC Coil, spare glass, spare o’rings, Micro USB Cable, and a User Manual. If you are looking for the best vape mod in the 26650 category then look no further than the Vaporesso Nebula.

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Vaporshark DNA 250 – 189.99

  • DNA 250 Chipset
  • Temperature Control Suite
  • Built-In 10Wh 3S Lithium Polymer Battery
  • Escribe Companion Software
  • Zip High Speed Balance Charging
  • 6031 Aluminum Chassis

The VS DNA 250 is a high powered flagship device brought to you by Vaporshark. It’s made out of 6031 Aluminium precision milled from a solid block to provide durability and strength in a lightweight platform. Each mod goes through a three phase finishing process with the end result being Vaporsharks signature matte black, scratch resistant, rubbery coating.

The screen on this box mod also screams Vaporshark. Like most of the VS family the screen is located on the bottom of the mod. Bright and vivid it is typical DNA and it will allow you to customize all the information you deem pertinent via Escribe.

TC is the real reason to own a DNA and this mod shines in that arena. Capable of doing all the materials available for TC like Ni, Ti, SS, and anything you may want to program via Evolv’s proprietary software Escribe. You can adjust the temperature of your vape from 200 to 600 degrees fahrenheit. In wattage mode it will fire from 1 – 250 watts.

This box mod has a replaceable Built-In 10Wh 3S Lithium Polymer Battery. It has 2 amp zip balanced charging that insures the mod stays in your hand and not on the charger. Lastly, let’s not forget Vaporshark’s legendary customer service and warranty department.


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Asmodus Minikin V2 – $81

  • Touch Screen Chip Set
  • 5 to 180W Power Output
  • Single Button with Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Dual 18650 Battery Powered
  • Zinc Alloy Construction

The Asmodus Minikin V2 is currently one of the best vape mods out there with a touchscreen. This dual 18650 box mod features single button layout with a capacitive touch screen. Just swipe and tap you are easily able to access the simple yet effective menu system. It has a beautiful and bright 23mm x 12mm, 5 line OLED display. Featured on the display are you wattage, temperature, resistance, voltage, battery indicator and puff counter. All the information a serious vaper needs. All of this combined make it one of the top vape mods in the touchscreen category.

The Minikin V2 is constructed from Zinc Alloy. It has a rubbery finish that feels great in the hand while at the same time adding to the mods durability. It will fire from 5 – 180 watts and it has a temperature range of 212 – 572 Fahrenheit. Power to your coil is provided through a stainless steel, silver plated 510 connector. The minikin measures in at 80mm x 41mm x 38mm. Resistance range is from .1 ohms up to 2.5 ohms. It can do all the popular coil materials like Ni, Ti, and SS in temperature control mode. It also has power mode as well as a new curve mode that allows the vaper to manually set their own power curve.

It has a 45 amp maximum continuous output.It also has 1 amp charging and the firmware is upgradeable.Protections on the Minikin include reverse polarity, low voltage, low resistance and chip temperature protection. Compact and powerful the Minikin is indeed worthy of being Asmodus’s flagship device. The Minikin is available in Black, Coffee, Purple, Green and Raw.

Best Vape Mods and Box Mods of 2018

  • Here are the best box mods and vape mods in each category:
  • 1 – VaporFi VAIO 80 (Featured)
  • 2 – Smok Alien 220w (Cloud Chasing)
  • 3 – Kanger Drip Box 160 (Dripping/Squonking)
  • 4 – Innokin Coolfire IV 100 Kit (Temp Control budget)
  • 5 – Yihi Sx Mini G Class (Temp Control High-End)
  • 6 – Aspire Archon 150W (Sub Ohm Budget)
  • 7 – SX Mini Q Mini (Sub Ohm High-End)
  • 8 – Asvape Lucifer (Variable Voltage high end)
  • 9 – Vaporesso Tarot Nano (Mini)
  • 10 – Innokin Coolfire IV iSub (Beginner)
  • 11 – Smok AL85 Baby Alien (Single 18650)
  • 12 – Eleaf Pico Dual (Dual 18650)
  • 13 – Eleaf Istick 200 (Triple 18650)
  • 14 – Smok GX 350 (Quad 18650)
  • 15 – Vaporesso Nebula 100 (26650)
  • 16 – Vaporshark DNA 250 (LIPO)
  • 17 – Asmodus Minikin V2 (Touchscreen)
  1. Reply Jocelyn June 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Hello my name is Jocelyn, i am very new to vaping. my first mod i bought was the kanger nano starter kit. i was wondering if it was a good brand? I not what is and i am looking to buy my mother a starer kit she loves the color yellow!! please help

    • Reply VapingInsider June 26, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Yes, Kanger is one of the best brands there is for entry and mid-level mods.

  2. Reply JHutch July 23, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Kanger was my first mod as well. I still have it next to me in my 3 mod rotation. I like it for thier SS coils, low temp and a load of flavor for a handy little mod. There are so many good Youtube channels to help you find what is right for you/your mother. Creep your way up to different mods as you feel the need. They all have plus/minus points depending on what you like to do. My Reuleaux RX200s is my current fav. Does everything and has three 18650s to get me through long work days. Happy vaping!

  3. Reply Andrew August 3, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I’m shocked to not see the Kbox160 on this

  4. Reply Jack August 7, 2016 at 1:35 am

    I totally recommend fuchai 200w with tfv8 duel Clapton alian coil on 150w max vg great setup for intermediate to veteran vapors great taste and man it chucks the clouds

  5. Reply andrew August 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    so im looking to get a new set up wondering whats good for flavor cloud and all that.

    • Reply Nick Villarreal August 23, 2016 at 11:58 am

      If you’re looking for a entire setup I would highly recommend an RX200s with the TFV8. Personally those two were meant together aha. It is one of my favorite regulated mods there are.

    • Reply VapingInsider August 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      A good all rounder for both flavor and clouds is the Uwell Crown 2 tank. The

      Reply Scott August 8, 2016 at 1:01 am

      My first mod is the Innokin coolfire 4 TC 100 watt. I love it.. I also got the Crown Uwell tank which is awesome as well.

    • Reply Jarred August 10, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Love my UWell Crown 2 even more than my Original crown. It’s on my ipv5. For my current “on the go” pocket mod, I’m using the PICO. It surprised the hell out of me! That’s a powerful little single 18650 mod! Happy Vaping!

    • Reply David August 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Im looking for my next mod. My istick was good as a beginner but now i want to step up without spending alot of money. What do you reccomend?

      • Reply VapingInsider August 12, 2016 at 10:33 am

        Hi David, if you want to get another iStick then the iStick 200W TC is the most advanced. However, iSticks come in a whole range of wattages if you want something less powerful. The iStick 200W is advanced enough for pretty much any kind of build, in temperature control mode it can handle coils with resistances as low as 0.05ohm, TC mode can handle nickel, titanium and stainless steel, it takes three 18650 so battery life is great even with very low ohm builds, and it has upgradeable firmware that you can play around with. On top of all that it’s very cheap at only $44.95

    • Reply Jason August 14, 2016 at 4:27 am

      Im looking for a Box Mod that I can use my Triton Top fill tank on. Any suggestions ???

      • Reply VapingInsider August 18, 2016 at 9:29 am

        The Aspire TC Pegasus v2 70W ($39.95) is the matching mod for the Triton, it performs really well and it looks great. However, any mod around 70w would be suitable, another solid choice would be the Sigelei 75W TC also for $39.95.

    • Reply Steezy August 17, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Is the kangertech kbox 200 a good match with the smok tfv4? i wanna upgrade and was thinking about this setup.

      • Reply VapingInsider August 18, 2016 at 9:15 am

        That’s a great set up, but the Smok TFV8 is out now so I would suggest that instead of the TFV4. It is only $4 more expensive.

    • Reply Akshay September 30, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Hey, can you recommend a good vape for the beginners? I like the Smok Alien 220w that you’ve mentioned on your list. Is it good or should you advise me to get some other? Also, I want something that’s not too harsh on the throat.Thanks!

    • Reply Stefan Eracleous June 7, 2018 at 7:40 am

      I am looking for a mod, tank and coil that will make huge clouds. I currently have the Alien 220w with the tfv8 cloud beast king. What do you recommend?

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