What’s the Difference Between Vape Mods and Vape Pens?

March 10, 2021 4 min read

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Vape pens and mods are the two popular vaping machines today. Because of this, there is a high demand for both products. However, it’s common that you don’t know the differences between vape pens and vape mods. What you should look for in each type before buying it? This blog post will give you some general information on both types so that you can make an informed decision on which one to buy.


What are vape pens?

What is a vape pen?

Vape pens are generally considered mini-sized devices, with the average vape pen measuring approximately five inches in length.


Vape pens have significantly advanced compared to the original e-cigarettes. Filled with e-liquid and powered by an electronic or battery device, a vape pen allows users to enjoy a hit of nicotine without producing any smell or vapor and looks like a USB stick from afar. 


And the best part? They produce little second-hand smoke, making these the perfect accessory for smokers who are averse to others' opinions on their smoking habits, as well as vapers who prefer vaping outside and in places where cigarette smoking is not allowed (e.g. airplane cabin).

What are vape mods?

What is a vape mod?


Vape mods, which can also be called box mods, are larger than vape pens, usually either square or rectangular shaped, and can be made with various materials. Vape mods allow you to control the amount of vapor created and the flavor.


Vape mods have an exposed, replaceable, and adjustable internal battery. Vape mods were developed so that vapers could get even bigger vapor production when compared to a vape pen. Besides looking super futuristic and cool, vape mods are also very practical. If you are a heavy vaper and like to take huge drags from your vaporizer, a vape mod is right for you.


Differences between vape pens and vape mods?

Size

Vape mods are larger than vape pens and generally have larger battery capacities. The term "mod" is used to describe a type of device, so vape mods come in a multitude of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some of them bear a close resemblance to the traditional e-cig while others are made to look like miniaturized tanks or flashlights. Vape mods offer just as much versatility as vape pens, with many users choosing to have more than one so they can customize their vaping experience.


Mods also tend to be much more customizable with removable batteries, rebuildable atomizers, and tons of external attachments

Battery

The basic difference between vape pens and vape mods is that vape pens have internal batteries and vape mods are powered by external batteries. Vape mods typically sport larger batteries that last longer and have more power for bigger clouds.

Tank

Vape pens can be refilled using e-juice from disposable cartridges, whereas with vape mods, the tanks need to be filled up from empty tanks.


Vape mods also come with bigger tanks that allow you to use less liquid per puff, which equates to fewer refills throughout the day. However, it is quite hard to carry around and not easily used when vaping on the go. Some vape pens will come with small tanks. For smaller tanks, it just requires several draws to empty it out. 

Complexity

When people are starting vaping, vape pens are what they need. Vape pens are smaller in size than a regular mod and come with more limited features so they are easy to use with beginners. A lot of the older pens have been replaced by newer, improved versions that give you more control over your vaping experience as they want to stay up-to-date with all the latest vaping trends. Vape mods are larger devices and come with a learning curve that may be harder for some vapers to master.

Price

Vape mods cost more than vape pens because they are usually of better quality. Some of the advantages of using a vape mod are long-lasting batteries, a wider range of flavors to use, and the ability to refill them with an e-liquid of your choice.

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Durability

Vape mods are more durable than vape pens and there are different levels that range from a cheap vape pen that will barely make it through a month before breaking to a high-quality device that will last you for years. There is no optimal length of time that your device will last for.

Experience

Box mods give you more power and bigger batteries for even longer vaping times than vape pens can. Often vape mods will come in many different power levels so that the user can control the level of nicotine they get from their vape pen. Box mods also have bigger tanks than vape pens which means they can produce bigger clouds of vapor and last for longer without needing to be recharged, whereas with a vape pen you have to charge it regularly and cannot use it while it's charging.



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