Vaping is a modern phenomenon. In fact, it is sofast moving that the vape industry improves and innovates upon established products daily at mind-blowing speed. One of these revolutionary innovations is, without a doubt, pod vapes.
Although traditional vape mods and vape tanks continue to remain popular among consumers everywhere, it's evident that refillable pod vape technology keeps gaining more enthusiasts every second. It's hard not to see why—they're easier to use, easier to carry and deliver a robust flavour with minimal effort.
But although it may be hard to distinguish the best refillable pod vapes when the market features so many options, a few brands available in New Zealand stand out in quality and design. The following are the five best refillable pod devices you can find within the country.
1. UWELL Caliburn G.
UWELL's Caliburn Gis, at the moment, the closest thing to perfection the refillable pod market has to offer. Featuring the perfect blend of style and functionality, Caliburn Gis slim, stylish, lightweight, easy to carry, and comes in six different colours to fit all tastes and aesthetics.
Despite its small dimensions—108.3mm-22.5mm-12.6mm—it carries a powerful 690mAh rechargeable battery activated through a dual firing system that works either through a single button or an inhale mechanism while also being easily rechargeable through a Type-C USB port.
Perfect for all-day vaping thanks to its long-lasting charge, Caliburn G features a refillable magnetic pod with a capacity of 2ml that can tolerate both freebase e-juice and nicotine salts through its replaceable 0.8 Ohm coil.
Vaporesso XROSstands out amongst the competition due to its versatility and highly customisable nature, primarily thanks to its adjustable airflow. Likewise, its mostly stainless-steel structure still features a visible MESH coil pod that allows you to keep track of the 2ml liquid levels available. The MESH pods are available in 1.2ohm and 0.8ohm.
When it comes to battery, Vaporesso XROSis as powerful as it can get, thanks to its 800 mAh internal battery, and its USB Type-C port provides fast charging. Likewise, it features a dual firing mechanism that allows for both draw and button-activated action.
But beyond its impressive specs, Vaporesso XROSis an efficient refillable pod vape that remains user-friendly and easy to manage. Likewise, its stylish design comes in 6 modern and vibrant colours.
UWELL Tripod's defining feature lies right in the name—its portable charging case can hold up to three different pod cartridges simultaneously, which allows you to have replacements ready at all times or carry three different flavours with you wherever you go. These unique traits make Tripodone of the most travel-friendly pod vapes you can find.
But UWELL goes well beyond that. Despite its relatively small dimensions of 78mm-21.4mm-10.4mm, Tripodhas a powerful 370mAh battery, while the portable charging case has a 1000mAh one, and allows for recharging through Type-C USB.
When it comes to the pods, Tripod allows 2ml of capacity and features an integrated 1.2ohm coil, making it an all-around excellent choice for most vaping tastes and styles.
Upon the first impression, VLADDING Vantageis nothing but elegant and sleek. Classy and refined in its aesthetics, the vaping device comes inside a portable case that is meant to be used to store your Vantageand pod to keep them safe when not in use.
VLADDIN Vantage's most eye-catching feature, however, goes beyond that. It features replacement pod cartridges, each suited for Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) or Direct-to-Lung (DTL) vaping. The 0.8ohm cartridge is meant to use with low mg nicotine strength DTL, while the 1.2ohm option is best suited for the high mg nicotine levels found in nicotine salts.
When it comes to power, VLADDIN Vantagecomes with an impressive 700mAh built-in battery that lasts for days and allows for extra-fast Type-C USB charging for your convenience.
Although it was released back in 2018, Vaporesso's Renova ZEROremains one of the most renowned refillable pod vape devices in New Zealand—and the rest of the world—thanks to its user-friendly design. Its beauty and simplicity make it excellent for newbies without giving up highly customisable features that make it eye-catching for the average user.
Renova ZEROmakes use of a CCELL pod that makes use of ceramic heating elements that can guarantee a more consistent vape without sacrificing flavour or longevity. Better yet, the pods are easy to refill thanks to the press-to-fill method that is ideal for newcomers to the world of vaping. Likewise, pressing the button three times unlocks the ability to customise the levels of power and, therefore, help regulate the device's temperature. All of this thanks to the 650mAh built-in battery.