Best rated box mods 2018 - The ultimate list of winning Vape mods

As most of you know vape mods or Box Mods, are meant for highly customizable vaping. These box shaped vapes have more control options than traditional e-cigs. Some of these options; temperature, wattage, resistance and airflow. Compared to other vapes like vape pens or e-cig vaporizers these devices are often way more powerful.

In this list we feature the best box mods according to their category. To keep it simple we only display three devices for each section. Over time we will sub-categorize these sections to go into more detail.

Best vape mod starterkits for Beginners

Not sure what vape mod to get? No worries these starterkits are top rated

We carefully selected the entry level vape mods that most beginning vapers liked. Most box vape mods are not for beginners since they offer very advanced settings. If you're a beginner don't worry. There are perfect mods to begin expanding your vape experience.

Number 1. VooPoo Mojo 88W

VooPoo Mojo 88W

We chose the VooPoo Mojo 88W to be one of the best mods for starters. If you are new to vaping you need a device that has enough power to give you that true box mod experience. This mod kit also comes with an included sub ohm tank which is engineered for rich direct lung draws

Number 2. Innokin Kroma-A 75W TC

Innokin Kroma-A 75W TC

Second on our list is the Innokin Kroma-A 75W TC, another top performer for beginners. Comes with the Zenith tank included and this offers one of the best mouth to lung experiences out there. Build quality is incredible and this device is also packed with numerous safety features.

Number 3. Eleaf iStick Pico Baby

Eleaf iStick Pico Baby

The Eleaf iStick Pico Baby is another box mod for beginners and this one comes in a multitude of colors. The two types of coils are very good for mouth to lung use and the flavor is amazing.

Best vape mod kits for Intermediate Users

Looking for a great box mod? Here are our top three picks

Intermediate users require extra power and more versatile tanks. We've lined up our box mod recommendations for this category ranked by their performance, ease of use and quality to price ratio. Thoroughly tested by our team and backed by dozens of positive online reviews this devices will not disappoint.

Number 1. Vaporesso Revenger Mini

Vaporesso Revenger Mini

The Vaporesso Revenger Mini is our first option for intermediate vapers because it's a sleek and versatile box mod kit, rich in features. Offers variable wattage, temperature control, TCR, power curves and upgradeable firmware.

Number 2. Eleaf iStick Pico 21700

Eleaf iStick Pico 21700

Everyone is familiar with the iStick series of products and the Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 is their latest release. Able to reach 100W and paired with the lovely ELLO sub ohm tank this starter kit is the excellent choice for any intermediate vaper.

Number 3. Vaporesso SWAG 80W

Vaporesso SWAG 80W

It not only elegant, it's also one of our favorite box mod kits for intermediate users. The Vaporesso SWAG 80W is powered by the famous OMNI 2.0 board and offers lightning fast response times as well as all the features you might need. Also the NRG SE tank included in the starter kit is great for clouds and flavor.

Best box mod starter kits for Advanced Users

Advanced users require high output power and lots of features. Here are our best choices for this category

Advanced vapers look for the best box mods money can buy and it's often the perfect product is hard to choose. We made a list of our top rated devices that are ideal for huge clouds and crisp flavor. The ultimate mods we tested in the last couple of months ranked according to their performance.

Number 1. VooPoo Gold DRAG

VooPoo Gold DRAG

When it comes to performance and build quality the VooPoo Gold DRAG is hard to beat. This sexy box mod has carbon fiber panels, a very responsive board and comes with it own tank. Flavor and vapor are off the charts and it's one of our all time favorites.

Number 2. SMOK Majesty 225W TC

SMOK Majesty 225W TC

The SMOK Majesty 225W TC represents the perfect mix of style and power and it's the ideal setup for cloud chasers. It comes with the all mighty Prince tank and chucks vapor like no other. Build quality is top notch and the board has all the features you might need for a perfect vape experience.

Number 3. Sense Linked Vape Arrow

Sense Linked Vape Arrow

The Sense Linked Vape Arrow is our third option for advanced vapers and we're pretty sure you're going to love this one. Powered by the Cortex M4 chipset this vape delivers power like no other. It's also full of interesting features and comes with its own sub ohm tank.

Best squonk mod kits

Squonk mods are insanely popular nowadays and here are our top 3 picks

Squonking is a very easy way of enjoying the biggest clouds with no hassle. We selected the top three squonk mod kits from 2017 and 2018 and ranked them according to their output power, features and ease of use. Be sure that all these products have been thoroughly tested and offer an incredible vape experience.

Number 1. iJoy CAPO 216W

iJoy CAPO 216W

Our first squonk mod pick is also one of the most powerful on the market. The iJoy CAPO 216W offers clouds and flavor at a very affordable price. Fully regulated, this starter kit is great for any category of vaper.

Number 2. Asmodus x Ultroner Luna

Asmodus x Ultroner Luna

Incredibly stylish and built for an amazing overall experience, the Asmodus x Ultroner Luna is our second favorite. Made from stabilized wood on a rigid aluminum chassis, this device reaches a maximum output of 80W.

Number 3. Wismec Luxotic

Wismec Luxotic

Powered by a single 18650 battery, the Wismec Luxotic is the ideal squonk mod for beginners and intermediate vapers. Has a PCB circuit board which offers multiple protections and it's fitted with an LED indicator light.

Best affordable high power box mods

High output mods that are also incredibly affordable? These are our top favorites

Power, performance and affordability don't usually go hand in hand, however there are a couple of products which deserve a place on the podium. These are not only built to last but they also come with responsive boards, lots of features and intuitive user menus and interfaces. Check out our top 3 affordable high power box mods in the list below.

Number 1. Smoant Cylon 218W

Smoant Cylon 218W

Just five minutes with this box mod will make you understand why it is our absolute favorite. Besides the stylish leather inserts it also has one of the most responsive and dependable boards we tested. It's easy to use, goes well over 200W and takes atomizers up to 28mm in diamter.

Number 2. Sigelei Top 1 230W

Sigelei Top 1 230W

Despite looking like a small walkie talkie, the Sigelei Top 1 230W is a really good mod. It offers one of the best quality to price ratios and it's full of interesting features. Great for beginners and intermediate vapers looking for something capable and affordable.

Number 3. Smoant Ranker 218W

Smoant Ranker 218W

Second box mod from Smoant in this list, the Ranker is compact, stylish and extremely precise. One of our favorite mods from 2018 this sexy cloud chucker sells for just around $50. Comes with a color TFT display as well as temperature control features for all types of wire.

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What is a Box Mod? What are the differences between mods?

Box mods explained

Box mods are electronic devices used to vaporize e-liquids. These require an atomizer or tank to function and use the same type of connector. They are the most technologically advanced products, surpassing vape pens, cig-a-likes, pod vaporizers and disposable e-cigarettes.

To understand how mods work we need to dive deeper into their technology. For most mods you will have to put batteries in. These are sold separately. Other devices come with a built-in battery that cannot be replaced. Each of these models have their own pros and cons and it's up to the user to decide what product would better suit his or her needs.

Box mods with replaceable batteries offer versatility, longer life-span and usually more power. The disadvantage is that you need to pay extra for the cells, you might need a desktop charger and carrying around spare batteries takes a lot of pocket space.

On the other hand, mods with built in batteries don't have additional costs. They may not be as powerful or versatile as the first category but for beginners or intermediate vapers this won't make any difference in terms of vapor production and flavor. The downside is that once the battery has been recharged over a number of cycles it will become obsolete and so will the mod.

Main features of box mods

Most box mods today come with various features. Variable wattage is the most important and it allows the user to gradually adjust device's output. This is crucial because the wide majority of tanks and atomizers only work at certain wattages. It also gives more control on the overall vape experience, such as vapor temperature, quantity and flavor.

Another important feature is temperature control. This setting works with certain types of wire like nickel, titanium and stainless steel and allows full control on the vape temperature. This ensures that the cotton never gets fully dry and prevents burning.

Power curves are also important when the coils have a big ramp up time and require pre-heating. With power curves the user can adjust the wattage for each second of the vape from the first press of the button to the end of the cut-off interval.

Safety features are also extremely important and many mods today offer short circuit protection, reverse polarity protection, low voltage protection, low resistance protection and temperature protection.

The differences between mods

Not all box mod are created equal. Some offer only the most basic features, while others put the user in full control over the vape experience.

Entry level mods are suitable for beginners and these offer limited features and low outputs. They are packed with safety features and are the simplest to use. These have either an internal cell or work with a single 18650 battery. Usually they work between 20 – 50W to match the output of beginner's tanks and atomizers. The most important feature of these mods is variable wattage.

Mid-range box mods are great for intermediate vapers, but beginners can also use them. These are a bit more powerful and come with more features. Besides variable wattage they also offer temperature control and can work with either one or two batteries. They usually have an output between 50 – 100W and can be used with a wider range of sub ohm tanks and atomizers.

Pro level mods are the most advanced and these are usually intended for long-time vapers. They mostly work with removable batteries and offer all the high end features. Besides variable voltage and temperature control they also have TCR options, power or temperature curves and a Bypass mode. They are bigger, more powerful and their output ranges between 100 – 300W. These devices are intended to be used with equally powerful sub ohm tanks and rebuildable atomizers and deliver the most impressive amount of vapor.

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