Hey vapemallow Squad!
Today, we’re going to talk about the different types of vapes you should know about.

There are two main categories of vapes: nicotine vapes and cannabis/CBD vapes. Some people even vape other substances like herbs, vitamins, or coffee, but the devices used are no different from nicotine or cannabis vapes.

Let’s dive into the world of vapes and explore the options you have!

Different types of vapes: The Nicotine Vapes

These handheld devices, powered by lithium-ion batteries, are designed to mimic the sensation of smoking without combustion. They come in various forms:


Disposables are the simplest vapes you’ll find. Open the pack, and they’re ready for immediate use. Once you’re finished, you dispose of the device and use another. These are ideal devices for travel or for the busiest among us without the time to tinker with little gadgets.

    • Pros: Small, convenient, perfect for stealth vaping, affordable, easy to use
    • Cons: Single-use increases waste, average flavor output, no refilling

Pods vape

A pod vape is usually a two-piece device, similar to an e-cigarette, with one piece being the battery and the other a replaceable and often refillable pod. Pod vapes are usually affordable and very easy to use while performing at a higher level than most traditional e-cigarettes.

Different types of vapes: the pods vapes

Versatile and stylish: the pods vapes

      • Pros: Easy to operate, practical form factor, refillable or replaceable pods, ideal for stealth vaping
      • Cons: Quality and performance can vary between devices, low vapor, frequent battery recharging

Box Mods

Box mod kits are larger and more powerful vapes. The extra size usually means better performance and longer battery life, usually in the form of external vape batteries. Most box mods come with settings and features such as variable wattage or even temperature control.

box mods

Box mods are the best customizable choice

        • Pros: High performance, long-running internal or external batteries, compatible with other tanks
        • Cons: Complicated, not pocket-friendly, too advanced for novices, can be expensive

Regulated Squonk Starter Kits

Squonkers provide a practical method for feeding your atomizer with e-liquid. A typical regulated squonk setup bundles a squonk capable box mod and a bottom-fed RDA. The mod houses a squeezable bottle that is connected to the atomizer deck through a shallow 510, practically functioning as an external tank section.

squonk starter kit

squonk starter kit

    • Pros: High-performing devices, customizable RDAs, no need to drip, increased liquid capacity
    • Cons: Complex and not for beginners, requires cleaning for optimal flavor performance

Different types of vapes: Cannabis and CBD Vapes

These vaporizers come in various forms, including portable battery-powered and larger desktop devices.

CBD Vape Pens

A refillable CBD vape pen is any type of vape pen that can be filled with CBD e-juice. It usually has a tank that attaches to a rechargeable 510 thread battery.

cbd vape pen

cbd vape pen

    • Pros: Small, convenient, perfect for stealth medicating, better bioavailability than tinctures, discreet, affordable
    • Cons: Low power, single-use, low vapor

Weed and THC Oil Pens

A weed pen, or THC oil pen, is a relatively simple two-part electronic device used to vaporize THC/CBD oil or distillate. The small battery heats your oil in an atomizer cartridge containing a wick and a heating coil, or just a ceramic coil.

Weed and THC oil pens

Weed and THC oil pens

  • Pros: Small and discreet, perfect for stealth medicating or recreational use, versatile, low odor, easy to use
  • Cons: Small batteries need more frequent charges, lacking power, required cleaning, can be pricey

Portable Cannabis Vaporizers

Portable dry herb vaporizers are small personal devices designed for vaporizing marijuana or legal high-CBD strains. They have an internal oven that heats up cannabis at precise temperatures to produce vapor.

Portable cannabis vaporizers

Portable cannabis vaporizers

    • Pros: Small and convenient, perfect for stealth medicating or recreational use, discreet, versatile, low odor, easy to use
    • Cons: Need to recharge the battery, typically have several parts to keep up with, required cleaning

Desktop Vaporizers

Β These are the powerhouse of all vapes. They work with convection and/or conduction heating, thoroughly and efficiently extracting cannabinoids from the flower. Desktops can be the most intense vapes, but they can also be dialed down to the most comfortable temperature the user wants.

Desktop vaporizers

Desktop vaporizers

      • Pros: Efficient, customizable temperature, perfect for group sessions, powerful
      • Cons: Not portable, more expensive, requires a dedicated space

What type of vape should you buy?

This is a common question, but the answer will always be a personal choice. Consider your needs, budget, and willingness to tinker with electronics. Also, think about the look and size of the device – if a big, bulky device doesn’t fit your lifestyle, you can effectively rule out half of your options.

If you’re interested in vaping as an alternative to smoking, there’s a better chance than not that there’s a perfect device for you! Hopefully, this guide brought you a few steps closer to finding it.

Keep exploring, vapemallow Squad, and vape on!


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