With cigarette smoking on the decline, e-cigarette usage has become the next cash cow for Big Tobacco. In 2018 alone, the vaping industry was worth just short of $15bn and is predicted to grow to almost $30bn in 2022.
There’s a massive range of products available that cater to every user, regardless of budget, nicotine strength, frequency of use, etc. Although this is certainly a good thing, it’s very easy to get bogged down by all the choices.
Here, I’m going to give you some of the best vape pens available on Amazon that cover all those variables I mentioned.
At A Glance: Our Top Picks for Best Vape Pens on Amazon
If you’re in a hurry, you can jump straight into our top picks (these are the vape pens on Amazon that most people buy).
- Smok Vape Pen 22 Top Pick
- Juul Runner-up
- ePuffer Titan X Runner-up
Top 5 Best Vape Pens on Amazon – Our Reviews:
1. Smok Vape Pen 22
This is an excellent model and one that I started with myself. Although Smok is known for its flashier, more complex systems, that doesn’t mean they can’t remove the bells and whistles and make something simple.
The Vape Pen 22 is incredibly easy to use; you just need to click or hold one button, depending on whether you want to turn it on / off or use it to vape. Unfortunately, you can’t adjust the wattage at which it operates, but this isn’t an issue for beginners.
The starter kit comes with a USB charger and an extra coil. This is extremely useful as beginners often mess up the first time they organize a coil, but luckily, Smok has your back.
Marketed at a very affordable price of $20 and available in a variety of colors, this pen gets my vote as the best place to start.
- Excellent starter kit
- Very reasonably priced
- System only operates at one strength
Anyone who reads this blog knows I’m a big fan of Juul, and with good reason.
Juul is the most recognizable product on the market and its sleek design is a classic. There’s no alternative product that looks as good as this.
It’s incredibly simple to use—simply charge it, plug in the Juul liquid pod, and you’re set. Juul also comes in a variety of flavors to cover all preferences.
The only issue with buying a Juul is that it’s quite restrictive in what it can do. It doesn’t offer a changeable strength, meaning more experienced or heavier vape users may not like it as much as beginners.
It’s also hard—but not impossible—to reuse the individual pods, whereas most other models let you refill the system directly via a glass tank.
However, I don’t think this is a very serious issue. It’s very reasonably priced, and for casual users or beginners, I can think of very few better alternatives.
- High quality
- Futuristic design
- Only one strength
- Limited flavor selection
3. ePuffer Titan X
Although this is one of the more expensive devices on the list, it’s definitely worth considering if you intend to have your vape pen for a long time.
The main selling point of the ePuffer Titan X is that it has the power of a box mod while maintaining the convenient size of the pen design. It has a higher-powered battery than most, allowing the user to operate at a higher level.
The tank is designed with two slots either side to make refilling as easy as possible. There’s a splash guard that its predecessors didn’t have, and resistance has been lowered on the coil to ensure a smoother hit for the user.
Other upgrades include a better, longer-lasting battery, and lighter weight. The entire system comes to 95g without liquid.
- Incredibly lightweight
- Extremely powerful for its size
- Expensive compared to its peers
4. Smok NORD 2
This is one of the more recognizable products available. While doing research, it came up a lot and I’ve seen people using it out in public a lot.
Smok is probably the biggest company in the business. The original Smok NORD is one of the biggest selling vapes of all time, and the sequel is bigger and better.
The Smok NORD 2 has more power and comes with an OLED screen to help you change the wattage. The battery is longer-lasting and more durable, too.
You can use a variety of different coils in it which makes it accessible for all vapers, from seasoned veterans to beginners. It’s very affordable as well, coming in at around $40.
Its main flaw—and this is really a minor ‘issue,’ if you can even call it that—is that it only comes in a variety of patterns rather than block colors.
If this bothers you, I’d buy a different product. However, it’s such a small flaw in such a great system, so I’d definitely overlook it.
- Versatile coil use
- OLED screen
- Popular for a reasonably
- Only available in patterns
5. Innokin Jem Pen
This is undoubtedly one of the best starter models available, with some even calling it perfect. It’s incredibly cheap, costing only $20, but this isn’t a mark of its quality by any means.
The Innokim Jem Pen is made from stainless steel which provides durability and resilience and comes in six colors: white, black, blue, pink, silver, and Cosmos design.
It has a variety of safety features to make sure the user stays in control when using, including overcharge limit and a cut-off point.
For the money, there really is no better alternative—they could charge double its current RRP and you’d still have a bargain on your hands. The wattage isn’t adjustable, but it operates at 13W which is a good mid-point for users of all styles.
- Incredibly cheap
- Offers a lot for the price
- Only one strength
Unlike the early days of vaping, there are so many models out there for all types of users. You’re spoilt for choice as there’s not only quantity but quality, too.
Any of these five will do you well. Some admittedly are more restrictive than others, but this shouldn’t be an issue for beginners.
Some stockists even let you try before you buy; grab that opportunity. It’s always worth testing the models out to find your fit.