The process of quitting smoking can be extremely traumatic and may leave you feeling lost and vulnerable. But vaping could be your salvation! Millions of smokers have now quit their habit by turning to vaping instead and have avoided the worst of the associated withdrawal symptoms in the process. If all else has failed, vaping has to be worth a try, doesn’t it? Don’t let the huge array of vaping equipment intimidate you because we are here to help you unravel the finer points of electronic cigarettes. If you are looking to begin an exciting new chapter in your life, what you need is a great beginner's starter vape kit!
There is a dizzying array of vape kits to choose from boasting a raft of benefits, technological features and complex functions. But you don’t need the advanced, capable of doing everything except making the tea kind of equipment at the outset! All electronic cigarettes basically work the same way. They are comprised of a battery to supply power, coils which heat up to vapourise your e liquid and a tank to hold the e liquid. So far, so simple!
It is possible to invest in advanced vape kits which enable you to control the power output of the device and the temperature of the coils. You can choose coils with lower resistances to deliver more impressive vapour and there are e cigs which enable you to adjust pretty much everything except the kitchen sink. But you don’t need this complex functionality to enjoy vaping and to help you quit smoking.
So, what is a beginner starter kit? Well, it is a device which is easy to use and which does not feature confusing and complex functionality which could bamboozle you before you take your first puff. It is an electronic cigarette which is easy to set-up and which enables you to start vaping in minutes and in safety. Many starter kits offer single button operation and you can’t get easier than that! Most kits will include the battery, the tank, the atomiser head (coil) and that all-important instruction booklet! In other words, everything you need!
With starter kits, functionality, vaping experience and styling varies. There will be a kit which is perfect for you and it might not be the first one that you try. Every vaper is an individual. Just as smokers gravitate to different brands, vapers have personal preferences when it comes to their equipment. Here’s what to consider before making your choice:
Battery capacity – If you have just given up smoking or are about to, you may find yourself clinging to your e cig with great gusto and for most of the day whilst taking frequent puffs. The more you vape the quicker the battery will die. If that worries you and you don’t want to carry spares around, choose a kit with a powerful battery. Battery power is measure in milliamp hours (mAh). The higher the mAh, the longer the battery will last.
Vape while charging – Starter kits feature rechargeable batteries. Some models will have replaceable batteries, in other words, you take the batteries out to recharge them and replace them with another battery. Kits may also feature integral batteries. Here you simply connect the charger to the device when you need to recharge. Vape while charging technology is a useful innovation as you are able to continue vaping wherever you have access to a power source.
Shape and Style – Your battery will be housed in a casing in which the control buttons you need to turn the device on and off and to fire the coils are also accommodated. This set-up is often referred to as a mod. Beginners’ kits will include either a cylindrical battery which creates a pen-shaped device or a rectangular box mod. The latter tends to deliver more power and to offer greater functionality. Devices are available in a variety of colours and finishes to suit your taste.
Clearomizers and Atomiser Heads – Don’t panic! We don’t intend to get too technical here! Most vape kits feature a tank with a replaceable unit called an atomiser head which incorporates the heating coil. Coils need to be changed every so often and with this type of device, you remove the used atomiser head and slot in a new one. Alternatively, you could choose a kit which includes a clearomizer. Here the tank and atomiser head is a single unit which you replace in its entirety. Clearomizers are more costly to use over the longer term but some vapers feel that they deliver better flavour.
Power and Resistance – The output capability of electronic cigarettes varies as does the resistance of the compatible coils. Coils with a lower resistance produce enhanced flavour and vapour but consume more battery power and e liquid. Starter kits are generally supplied with coils which have resistances that are optimal for the power output of the battery. Resistances are expressed in ohms and sub-ohm devices fire coils with resistances below 1ohm.
This is something of a grey area! The starter kits don’t fall neatly into one category or the other as there is a huge array of devices. It is hard to say when the complexity of a device means that it best suited to advanced users. What one vaper finds simple and straightforward might be difficult for another beginner to get to grips with.
We feel that it is the presence of a screen which characterises intermediate and advanced equipment. A digital display is only necessary if the electronic cigarette requires the user to make adjustments themselves or to set the operating mode.
The starter kits that we showcase here as suitable for beginners are largely incredibly simple devices which do not require you to adjust anything at all. These are e cigs which everyone can learn to use quickly but which deliver outstanding vaping experiences at affordable prices. Having said that, we have sneaked in the odd exception with greater functionality which we feel remains sufficiently user-friendly. If you would benefit from an explanation of the available functionality, click through to the Advanced Starter Kit Page where we explain your options in more detail.
With the finest starter kits from the leading brands including Aspire, Innokin, Kanger, Smok and Vaporesso, the Vapekit range brings you outstanding choices. From the redesigned Innokin T18E which offers exceptional performance at a great price to the Vaporesso Tarot Nano with VW, TC and Bypass modes plus 80W of power, there’s something for every vaper. If you have any questions about our starter kits, do get in touch as we are always happy to help you make the right decisions.
As with most things in life, you can do your research and explore your options but there is only one way to really find out what’s what and that is to get stuck in! Think about battery power, styling and features and then take the plunge. Beginner starter kits don’t cost the earth. So, if the vaping device that you choose doesn’t meet your needs, you can easily invest in another and keep your first e cig as a spare. It’s always good to have a spare anyway in case you lose your vaping equipment or crack your tank. You won’t want to be without the means to vape.
When you order your vaping equipment, don’t forget to choose a few e liquids to go with it! Check out our guide to e liquids to establish which vape juice is compatible with your chosen device and then pick your flavours. There are hundreds to choose from here at Vapekit and you can even save a little of your hard-earned cash by availing yourself of our multibuy deals.
It is also a good idea to purchase replacement coils or clearomizers as you will need these in the not too distant future.
With your beginner vape kit, e liquids and replacement coils in hand you will have everything you need to enter the exciting and satisfying world of vaping. Isn’t it amazing that with £30 or less, you can completely change your life?