Last updated on February 26th, 2018
The history of mod and tank design has been either boring and conservative, or outrageous and strange. Some vapers prefer the conservative aesthetic while others enjoy the wild and outrageous design aesthetic…(today) more than a few manufacturers have been paying attention to ‘western design aesthetics’.
Looking for the Best Ecigs & Vaporizers for 2017?
When I started writing this post I asked myself, “What important innovations are setting the standard of excellent for this year's ecigs, vaporizers and other vapor products?”
2017 is an important year as the US government will require all vapor products be approved and registered with the FDA by August. In addition, all e-liquid ingredients must be listed, including those that some believe are harmful, (such as Diacetyl, Acetoin and Acetyl Propionyl).
Taking all that into consideration, I thought it fair to first list the most reputable vapor companies; those who are ready to comply fully with all regulations.
Note – Some big companies, that were on the top of the list, including the makers of the high-end Provari vaporizers chose to shut down rather than incur the costs of FDA requirements.
The companies on my list are known for taking proper safety measures and are known for only selling “non-clone” vaporizers and e-cigs. They're also receiving the most positive feedback from their customers. I indicate whether they're preferred by new, intermediate or advanced vapers.
What About Discount Sellers? Do They Offer the Best Ecigs & Vaporizers?
Discount vapor companies may be attractive, but too many are selling clones or knock-offs that may not have the quality (or safety) features of the original product. I do list one discount company, that stands above the others.
What About Convenience Store Vape Products?
Sorry, none of the e-cigarette brands sold at drug stores and convenient stores made the list, despite their popularity. My aversion to vapor products manufactured by the big tobacco companies did not affect my decision.
HERE ARE E-CIGARETTE NEWS' PICKS FOR THE BEST E-CIGARETTE AND VAPORIZER COMPANIES FOR 2017
VAPORFI EXPRESS – $49.99
- Great Choice for Beginner to Advanced Vapers.
- Sophisticated, slim, easy to use design that's very portable.
Review: Not everyone needs massive, billowing clouds to enjoy vaping. Sometimes you just want a quality vape pen that has the feel of a cigarette over a heavier “MOD” vaping device. I recommend this easy-to-use e-cig from Vaporfi. The Express model is so uncomplicated, easy to set up and reliable. You get great flavor, good vapor production and an elegant, very portable profile. The basic kit includes a long and a short battery and 2 chargers. You add your choice of cartridge. There are 3 styles – pre-filled, refillable cartridge, and refillable mini Clearomizer. If you want a kit complete with ejuice and a carry case, get the Express Bundle.
VAPORFI VOX TC 60 – $63.75
- Excellent Box Mod for Intermediate to Advanced Vapers
- Mega-powerful, extremely durable and you get to choose from 3 different tanks.
Review: This Box Mod temperature control Starter Kit includes your choice of accompanying tanks – the vShock Tank, the Volt Hybrid Tank, or the vSix Tank. You get wattage control, temperature control, and adjustable airflow (although you need to buy the Ni200 atomizer if you want to use TC). That said, the three coil option is also available and it produces great vapor and taste.
VAPORFI ATOM DRY HERB VAPORIZER – $139.99
- A High-End (and High Priced) Vaporizer that heats dry herbs (including cannabis, and tobacco) to create vapor rather than traditional smoke.
Built-In 3000mAh Battery, Compact Design and Motion Sensing Technology
Review: Slim, pocket-sized and easy to use, the powerful Atom gives you three different temperature control settings for a smooth, cool, flavorful, herb vaping experience. The Atom also has a cool LED light interface. Just shake the device to see your battery level. It's also one of the most expensive vaporizers on the market today, but dry herb affictionatos say it's well worth it.
V2 VERTX PLUS BLANK CARTRIDGE KIT – $49.95
- Touch-Screen Variable Settings and Refillable Blank Cartridges
- Longer battery life than any other microcig (V2's new name for a slim-style vape pen)
Review: V2 is still America’s most popular e-cigarette. Boldly innovate with new styles and products released every year, V2 has an extensive line of vaping products that ecigarettenews has recommend for years. For 2017 I have to highlight the new VERTX Plus Blank Cartridge Kit which comes in three colors, black, gray and rose gold. I love the unique design that gives you the power and performance of a tank, plus battery variable voltage options and magnetic connectors. Great for all vaping levels, you can refill the VERTX up to 20 times. V2 recommends only PG eliquid blends (not as thick as VG blends), but a small concession considering the pen is leak resistant.
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SX MINI G CLASS 200W TC BOX MOD
DIRECTVAPOR SX Mini G Class 200W TC Box MOD – $219.95
Looking for a discount ecig company that won't sell you a Clone? One company stands apart and that's DirectVapor.
With so many low-quality imports flooding the market vapers need to know which companies are serious about ecig safety and reliability.
Review: DirectVapor is popular with advanced vapers who want the best deals on RBA's rebuildable Mods. DirectVapor has them at unbeatable prices. Even cheaper with my coupon code.
The new SX Mini G Class surpasses most advanced vaporizers. It has a superior dual battery giving you awesome power. A refined SX550J Chipset is one of the most versatile and formidable chipsets ever crafted. There's a Joystick controlled screen flow that's truly unique. This vape MOD supports stainless steel, titanium and nickel coils for enhanced compatibility. If all of that wasn't enough, you can sync a Bluetooth compatible app to customize your wallpaper and control your MOD remotely. Priced accordingly at over $200.
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HALO REACTOR BOX MOD STARTER KIT – $60.00
- Great for both beginner and intermediate vapers
- Award-Winning Ecigarette Company
Review: This is one of my very favorite adjustable wattage/voltage sub ohm ready box mods. Why? It delivers heavenly clouds and smooth vapor and considering all the features it offers, Reactor is very easy to use. The 4,400 mAh battery lasts for days on end. The glass tank holds 5 ml of E-liquid and houses a .5 sub-ohm dual-coil head. It's a top fill tank so I never spill my juice. Best of all, the tank never leaks. Great colors and a steal for only $60.
JUUL Vapor – $49.99
- Wired Magazine said the JUUL “Might just be the first great e-cig”.
- Outstanding choice for beginner vapers – easy to use! Lightweight!
- Nicotine Salts used (more like smoking)
Review: JUUL is different in that it uses nicotine salts – the same type of nicotine found in tobacco leaves. It really gives you a cigarette-like nicotine delivery. At 5% that puts them well above the top level of 2.4% in most other ecigs. The modern styling is pretty impressive too and it's so small, I can carry it in my pocket. There are 5 flavors – Tobacco, Cool Mint, Fruit Medley, Creme Brulee and their newest flavor Mango. Many former smokers swear by their JUULs saying it's the most effective smoking alternative product on the market.