Vaping seems to become more popular with every passing year. In a short space of time, vape mods have made great strides, becoming more powerful and full of exciting features to provide the best vaping experience.
Ranging from beginner-friendly single battery mods to advanced models with intelligent chips providing all sorts of irresistible modes, there are hundreds of exciting mods coming onto the market each year.
2022 was no exception, with exciting new mods joining some classic favourites. To celebrate the end of the year, we’ve put together this list of our favourite vape modes of 2022. So, let’s dive in.
GeekVape Aegis Legend 2 Mod
The Aegis Legend 2 box mod impresses as a fitting addition to the Aegis vapes range. With dual external 18650 batteries, it is ideal for powerful sub-ohm vaping with a maximum output of 200W.
The Legend 2 build is durable and rugged, with the mod made up of zinc alloy with a comfortable leather grip. This mod is waterproof (IP68 certified), shockproof and resistant to dust, which is ideally suited to daily vaping. It will comfortably accommodate any tank up to 28mm in width.
We’re big fans of the Aegis range here at Legion of Vapers, so it’s no surprise that this mod was one of our favourites. Give it a go today to enjoy a range of modes including temperature control, bypass, and variable power curve.
VooPoo Drag 3 Box Mod
The VooPoo Drag 3 mod is functional and attractive; its chassis provides a leather look combined with a contemporary metal design. The Drag 3 is driven by dual 18650 battery power. Through its 510 threaded connection, it can couple with your favourite sub-ohm tank or rebuildable atomiser.
The Gene Fan 2.0 chipset provides an enhanced-safety power output feature. The VooPoo Drag 3 box mod vape comes with three modes – smart mode, super mode and bypass mode – providing vapers with a selection to suit their preferences.
Note: you can also purchase the full vape kit including this excellent mod and the TPP tank.
GeekVape L200 Classic Mod
Another great offering from GeekVape, the L200 Classic mod is built from robust zinc alloy and looks stunning. It combines features of previous renowned GeekVape models, the Aegis Legend and the L200. This classic mod’s chassis accommodates dual 21700 batteries, affording vapers longer vaping stretches.
This mod can also use 18650 batteries as it comes with battery adaptor sleeves to give vapers a selection. The existing temperature control array means compatibility with stainless steel, titanium, and nickel wire.
With an output range of 5-200W, this mod packs a punch!
SMOK Mag 18 Mod
The SMOK Mag 18 mod is a stylish option. It comes in six different colours, with an elegant shape that attracts the most style-conscious vapers. Made from zinc alloy, it’s durable and robust, too, with dual batteries capable of firing up to 230V.
The mod settings are clearly visible thanks to a 0.96-inch colour screen, and thanks to its IQ-X chip, there are multiple safety features available. These include atomiser identification, short circuit and overheating protection, an eight-second cut-off, battery overcharge protection, and more. Plus, the Mag 18 mod has an excellent battery life with 2.0A charging.
Another impressive mod from SMOK, the Mag 18 can also be purchased as part of a vape kit.
VooPoo Argus GT 2 II 200W Mod
A versatile mod supporting either a MTL or DTL vaping experience (depending on your chosen tank), the VooPoo Argus GT 2 II is another or our favourites of the year.
The mod features a type-c charging facility with 3A fast charge. Running off dual 18650 batteries, it can reach up to 200W power output. Furthermore, it comes in five attractive colours with an OLED display screen and a sophisticated dial.
Four intelligence modes are available, thanks to the GENE.TT 2.0 chip. Vapers can choose between TC, turbo, RBA and smart modes, with the turbo mode targeting vapour boosting. The QS lock prevents accidental ignition to protect you and its leather and zinc alloy exterior. The Voopoo Argus GT 2 II is highly durable, with an IP68 rating.
Vaporesso GEN 200 Mod
Vaporesso GEN 200 vape mods come in six stunning colours and are an impeccable addition to Vaporesso’s vape mod range. The mod has a basic look; its internal functionality affords vapers an effortless mouth-to-lung vaping experience. These dual-battery mods are powered by 18650 batteries, which are sold separately.
The Gen 200 mod has three vaping modes – F(t) mode, wattage mode, and pulse mode – to choose between. F(t) mode provides varying strengths for increased flavour production. A voltage mode is also included, with a 0.96-inch TFT screen to simplify navigation.
Try this mod today with your favourite tank – you won’t be disappointed!
Lost Vape Thelema Solo 100W Mod
This mod from Lost Vape was one of the mods we were most excited to receive this year, and we certainly weren’t disappointed.
The Lost Vape Thelema Solo 100W mod takes either a single 21700 battery or a single 18650 battery, with a 100W output limit using the former. This mod is super light, easy to work with, and comes in six fantastic colours.
The mod comes with bypass modes, including VPC, VW, power, TC_Ni, TC-Ti, TC-SS994 and TC-SS316, to assist vapers. It’s designed to hold tanks of 28mm or less that use a 510 thread and has a 0.96-inch colour display.
Lost Vape Squonk Centaurus Quest BF Mod
Another favourite from Lost Vape, the Squonk Centaurus Quest BF vape mods are ideal for any RDA users looking to explore squonking. These mods are capable of 5-100W of power with an increased amp battery.
These squonk mods are multiple-moded due to their internal chips, including a mechanism for creative connectivity. The bottle’s valve instantly responds to the linkage when replacing your atomiser. It then resets itself to find the liquid-sealing system should you remove the atomiser.
Overall, a very impressive squonk mod and one of our favourites of the year.
Dreamer V1.5 Mech Mod by Timesvape
This new Dreamer version is an improvement on Timesvape’s original mech mod. The Dreamer V1.5 Mech mod by Timesvape keeps the classic Dreamer design and style but now includes an insulator to increase safety and an improved pressure release hole. It also has a silver-plated edged copper pin for constant contact.
These mech mods have a hybrid 510 connector and floating adjustments for their batteries. A reversible tube allows vapers a choice of grip for their mod.
Plus, just look at it! This mod looks simply amazing in every colour option.
Asmodus Amighty 100w Box Mod
The Asmodus Amighty 100W box mods take 18650, 20700, or 21700 batteries. The battery door is well secured, meaning it’ll remain in place should the mod fall or get dropped. There are six different colours available for customising your box mod.
The Amighty 100w only has a single button which you use to access the menu by pressing it five times quickly. When you see the menu on the screen, simply swipe in either direction to access the options and touch to edit. Pressing the fire button confirms your choice. The Asmodus GX100-UTC chipset powers the vape mod, and you can use it with TC mode builds.
Lost Vape Thelema Quest 200 Mod
Lost Vape Thelema Quest 200W mods are super versatile, enabling vapers to incorporate their preference for tanks. This box mod includes the Quest 2.0 Chipset and has a 200W output. The Quest 2.0 Chipset also means this box mod has access to a suite for controlling temperature.
The dual battery facility holds two 18650 batteries. The Quest 200W has a transparent battery compartment door attached to its zinc alloy chassis, giving it a unique and interesting look.
Overall, another great offering from Lost Vape!
Geekvape T200 Mod
The Geekvape T200 mod has a full 2.4-inch Aegis touchscreen which means you can tap and swipe just as you would on a smartphone. Choose from four different user interface themes to customise the look of your vape.
Powered by two 18650 batteries, which are not included, these vape mods have a maximum power output of 200W. There are four modes and four dynamic UI themes that you can switch as your moods change.
The T200 vape mods all come with an AS CHIP3.0 and tri-proof design: waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof. Don’t forget that you can also buy it as a kit here at Legion of Vapers.
VandyVape GAUR 21 Box Mod
VandyVape GAUR-21 box mods are dual 21700 battery mods with a power output of five to two hundred variable wattages. The GUAR 21 uses the upgraded Vandy chip and supports firmware upgrades. They come with six output modes – VOLT, TC, FIR, BP, ARR and APP.
If you accidentally lose a VandyVape GAUR 21, don’t worry – Bluetooth connectivity from the VandyVape app to the device can locate it just by pressing the retrieve button. This box mod is built of fibreglass, meaning it is hardy and highly durable.
GeekVape Aegis X 200W TC Mod
Aegis X 200W TC box mods from GeekVape incorporate innovative technologies, making them one of the best box mods on the vaping mod market. These technologies include an advanced, brand-new AS 2.0 chipset and a maximum power of 200W. The device has a 2.4-inch TFT screen and is powered by dual 18650 batteries.
The Aegis X 200W TC vape mod is made from six heavy-duty materials, with carbon steel, silicon and stainless steel among them. It’s comfortable for vapers to carry and operate. Moreover, its OLED display is one of the biggest of its kind, with various colours and customisable themes. The Aegis X 200W even supports ABB to extend battery life.
Buy the mod on its own or as a full kit today!
What Is a Vape Mod?
A vape mod is a case that contains rechargeable batteries and powers the coil in your vape’s atomiser. The vape mod can be a dual or single-battery mod. Vape mods can either be rectangular, tube-shaped, or sleek and rounded. They usually have various features and settings to allow vapers to tailor the vaping experience to each vaper’s preferences.
Power outputs and functionality differ between mods, with maximum power specifications reaching up to 300W. On average, vapers will be very happy with outputs of between 100 and 200W, which is the range where the best vape mods generally fit in.
Vape mods vs vape kits
New vapers are sometimes confused about the difference between a vape mod and a vape kit, so here’s a quick and easy way to tell them apart.
A vape mod is just the part of the e-cigarette that houses the battery and circuitry. Sometimes it will have a screen, buttons, and other features, but the basic idea of a mod is that it is the source of power for your vape. On the other hand, a vape kit includes the mod as well as a vape tank, coils, and mouthpiece.
So, vapers may choose to buy a mod on its own in order to pair it with their chosen tank. Or, they might buy a vape kit to enjoy an all-in-one vape where they don’t have to worry about choosing a different tank. It’s up to the preferences of each individual vaper.
Different Types of Vape Mod
A regulated mod includes a chip that controls the power drawn from the vape batteries. This means that regulated mods have safety features that create a user-friendly and safe environment for vapers.
Regulated mods are much safer than unregulated vape mods, but vapers must still respect them and follow regular protocols for use. If you follow battery safety methods and understand ohm’s law, you’ll be a safer vaper.
Along with a higher degree of safety, regulated mods allow vapers to alter the voltage and wattage of a mod. Many regulated mods also have a temperature control mode and screens to access settings and options.
Mechanical mods are unregulated, so they don’t include a chipset to provide safety or regulate power. When you fire your vape, the atomiser receives the total battery voltage. You should understand the process of vaping before using mechanical mods, as there’s no way to regulate battery use. This can be dangerous for inexperienced vapers.
With unregulated mods, ensure you’re using the correct batteries for the current you draw from the mod. You don’t want to build coils where resistance is too low.
Common Mod Features
Below are some of the most common mod features included in the best vape mods.
- Variable wattage mode: This feature allows you to change the power to your coil, increasing or decreasing vapour and cloud strength.
- Variable voltage mode: Similar to variable wattage, this allows you to change the voltage passing from your batteries .
- Bypass mode: This mode causes regulated box mods to work like unregulated mods. It still keeps the other available safety features.
- Temperature control: The TC mode feature sets a maximum coil temperature for a consistent vape.
- Locking feature: You can lock your mod’s power and adjustment button or every button together.
- Overtime protection: This will stop you from holding down your power button for longer than 10 seconds.
- Smart mode: Smart mode will enable the mod to locate settings automatically.
What to Look For in a Vape Mod
As a new vaper
Vape mod beginners should ignore the higher wattage mods when they start and look for a box mod in the range of 50-90W. Besides that, you should consider your vaping style and what you’ve already been vaping.
If you’re progressing from a vape pen or using mouth-to-lung vape tanks, you will move from an average power of 25-30W, so progress slowly.
As an experienced vaper
You’ve likely been using sub-ohm tanks or are looking to try sub-ohm vaping without building RDAs (rebuildable dripping atomizers). Find yourself a mod vape that handles resistance levels of under one ohm.
If you want to utilise these properly, the best vape mod you can try will typically have a wattage of at least 50W, even reaching the 100W level.
As an advanced vaper
As an experienced vaper, you probably use sub-ohm devices or RBAs (rebuildable atomisers) all the time. If this is the case, you’ll want a device that handles low resistances while pushing out a powerful wattage. You’ll probably already know this, but it’s all about the resistance you build at, so be sure to buy a mod that can deal with low-resistance builds.
Built-in or Replaceable Batteries?
There’s no reason not to buy a mod with a built-in battery, although they’re essentially disposable products. If your battery stops working, you can throw the device away as it’ll be useless. These built-in batteries are lithium-ion, though, so they’ll last a long time before dying. There’s a good chance you’ll have already upgraded before the battery dies.
Mods with replaceable batteries mean you only have to replace the batteries and get yourself a decent charger too. The most common battery size for vaping is the 18650, but more and more of the latest and best vape mods are using 20700 or 21700 battery sizes. It’s not surprising as these sizes last longer before recharge and allow higher wattage use.
It doesn’t make a difference whether you use built-in or replaceable batteries. It’s purely a matter of personal choice.
You’re certainly spoilt for choice if you’re looking for a new vape mod! There’s never been a better time to spread your vaping wings and try new mods in your pursuit of vaping excellence.
There’s no all-around best vape mod, but our list includes the best vape mods of 2022 to make it easy for you to find the best one for your vaping. Check out our full range of vape mods and kits to find your new favourite today.