It’s finally summer, the season of holidays, festivals, camping trips, and weekends spent lazing at the beach. Summer is a great time for vaping, and people ask us the same question every year: ‘what’s the best small vape kit for travelling?’
We’ve spent a long time creating our shortlist of the best travel-friendly vapes, ranking them based on portability and durability. Being small and pocket-friendly isn’t enough; we wanted to find vape devices that feature a long battery life and are made of durable materials so they don’t get damaged or start leaking e-liquid in your pocket or suitcase.
After trying many of the best pod vapes and vape pen starter kits on the market, here’s our comprehensive list of the best portable vapes for your summer travels.
Starting off the list, we have Vandy Vape’s Jackaroo Pod Kit, one of the more durable vape mod kits on the market with its tri-proof (waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof) technology. This pod mod can be used for DTL (Direct-To-Lung) or MTL (Mouth-To-Lung) vaping with the compatible VVC 0.15 ohm, 0.3 ohm, 0.6 ohm, or 1.2 ohm coils. The 2000mAh built-in battery provides a battery life of a day or longer, making it perfect for vaping on the go.
Top adjustable airflow and high quality cartridges with top-filling for e-liquid mean that this pod vape is unlikely to leak in your pocket or luggage, making it a good choice for vaping while travelling. Plus, if you’re a rebuildable fan, you’ll appreciate that it is compatible with the Jackaroo RDTA cartridge.
Overall, we’ve been nothing but impressed by this vape kit which offers great power and functionalities for its relatively small and lightweight size.
Compact yet feature-rich, this pod mod vape from Voopoo is sure to impress any vapers you meet on your travels. It packs a lot of great features into its compact mod, for example the 0.001 firing speed facilitated by the GENE.TT chip, modes including smart mode and RBA mode, and an impressive 5-80W adjustable wattage from its 3000mAh battery.
But, here’s what’s really special about this vape kit: the innovative PnP Pod Tank allows you to switch easily between a pod and a tank to suit your vaping preferences. This is compatible with all the PnP coils, including the sub-ohm 0.15 ohm PnP VM6 coils designed with cloud chasing in mind.
What else? This vape mod kit also employs an unusual infinite airflow system which allows for regulation of the airflow to support either MTL or DTL vaping. With this versatility, we think this vape mod is the perfect option for travelling because it has so many options for customisation you’ll never get bored of it.
We’re big fans of SMOK at Legion of Vapers and the RPM 5 vape kit certainly hasn’t disappointed us. This pod kit uses a slide-to-open top-fill mechanism that makes leaks unlikely – you don’t have to worry about spilling e-liquid on your journey! The in-built 2000mAh battery can provide a good battery life which makes it suitable for vaping on the go.
In terms of coils, this pod mod kit is compatible with the RMP 3 meshed coils: the 0.1 ohm mesh coil which provides impressive vapour production at 40-80W and the 0.2 ohm mesh coil which offers incredible flavours and a smooth draw at 20-25W. Plus, the smart detection feature will automatically detect the pods for you, and airflow is easy to adjust to achieve your favourite vaping style.
Furthermore, as an attractively designed and ergonomic yet compact pod vape, this is truly a great option for taking on your travels with you.
Impressed by the RPM 5? Just wait until you see the RPM 5 Pro vape kit. With all the same excellent features as the RPM 5, this vape device from Smok differs only in that it offers greater battery life and power with an external 18650 battery. Additionally, it’s available in all the same stylish designs as the RPM 5.
Another contender for the most versatile vape on this list, the OXVA Origin X has some pretty cool features that make it a great pod vape to rely on while holidaying. Alongside the pod system, it has an RBA vape tank and 510 thread VW hardware. This means that you can install the 510 adapter to turn it into a small and portable box mod!
The Origin X also has a 0.69 OLED display screen to show your vaping stats and a photon chipset providing reliable and stable performance with five safety protections: switch timeout, overcharge, short circuit, over discharge, and output over-current protection. You can easily adjust the airflow to the coil and side refill makes it easy to add more e-liquid to the pod system.
In short, this is an impressive mod pod kit that offers a whole range of options for vapers on the go!
Adding extra B series coils and accessories to the classic GeekVape Aegis Boost , this luxury version of the vape kit provides an even better vaping experience. It uses a built-in 1500mAh battery and type C charging for easy recharging on the go, and also boasts the shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof IP67 rating thanks to its reliable zinc-alloy leather and silicon chassis for a super durable vape.
You can also buy an RBA part to make this into a rebuildable, allowing you to enjoy DIY customisation and single-coil builds. What more could you want from a pod mod kit?
If you’re looking for a really good pod kit to travel with, look no further than the Innokin Sensis. This pod vape is full of features that you’ll love, such as the auto-priming feature with Coil+ mode, helping you achieve the best possible flavours from your e-liquid. It also has the Find F mode which alternates the power wattage, providing a waveform that offers huge vapour clouds with rich, dense flavours.
In addition to this, the Innokin Sensis’ adjustable airflow and bottom filling cartridge make it easy to use, while the 3000mAh battery allows it to last the whole day without needing to recharge with a USB-C fast charging cable. Want to use this vape mod with other compatible tanks? The 510 thread adapter allows you to do this with ease. Not to mention, the environmentally conscious vapers among us will appreciate the new 100% recyclable packaging that this pod system is delivered in.
Undoubtedly a classic, the Drag X Pro from Voopoo is a high-performing pod vape that any vaper on the go will love. With a semi-hidden button that prevents accidentally firing and a leakproof structure, this vape will survive at the bottom of your bag easily.
To provide up to 100W of power, this pod mod uses a single battery (21700 or 18650) and can last a long time. The GENE.FAN 3.0 chipset provides a range of modes including variable wattage, intelligent boost mode and 0.001s coil activation speed. The TTP X Pod has a silicone stopper and a snug fit which reduces e-liquid leakages, while the TPP and PnP coils can easily be switched out and replaced.
One of the things that makes this e-cigarette perfect for travelling is the smart boost mode which increases the voltage when the battery drops below 20%, meaning that you can enjoy amazing performance even after a full day of vaping on your travels.
Ergonomic and lightweight, the alloy construction and resilient leather patch on the chassis make it suitable for use anywhere and any time.
Freemax’s new release the Marvos 60W pod vape kit is the perfect sub-ohm mod kit for travelling and using on the go. It has Freemax’s classic military-grade trivia-proof construction to make it a durable vaping device and also uses the MS Mesh Coils which provide a luxurious vaping experience.
2A Type-C fast charging allows this 2000mAh battery to be fully recharged in just 90 minutes, meaning that the kit has minimal downtime when you’re enjoying your vacation. And, to keep this pod extra safe from vape juice leakage, Freemax have designed a new V-shaped groove on the 810 drip tip which prevents spit back and reduces leakage.
And, finally, we have to mention the GeekVape B60, an all-in-one pod kit which has all the capabilities of a vape mod kit but in a smaller and more portable size. Top-filling and an A lock system to prevent firing in your pocket make this a leakproof and safe e-cig for transporting. It’s a super resilient kit with triple-proof QP68 rating.
Moreover, the AS Chip 3.0 allows for smart mode to match the power output with the B series coils that can be used with the kit. The 0.96 inch LED curved display also uses a brand new UI which we think looks great. Choose your coils and opt for either MTL or DTL vaping which can be altered by the side air flow control.
Choosing to take your vape on holiday can be risky: will it hold enough battery power to get through a whole day of being out and about without charging? Will it be safe or will it get damaged in my bag? What if I get bored of it?
Although these are familiar worries for many vapers, we hope we can put your mind at ease by recommending any of these vape kits that make an excellent, travel-ready e-cigarette. Designed to be portable and durable, any of these is a good choice for taking with you when travelling.
Don’t forget that if you’re taking your vape on a plane it needs to be stored in your hand luggage. Search online for your airline’s specific guidance about e-cigs before packing.
Enjoy your trip!