In the past few years, tube mods have been getting more popular. Therefore, manufacturers have started designing them to cater to a wide variety of vapers’ expectations and needs. You can find tube mods for economical vaping, high-end vaping, temperature control, mechanical, and portability. Let’s take a look at the seven best tube mods available on the market.
|Tube Mods||Ideal for||Tank and Battery||Price|
|Eleaf iJust 2 Mini||Small size||2ml / 1100 mAh||$25.95|
|Joyetech eGo AIO||Vaping on a budget||2ml / 1500 mAh||$19.95|
|Innokin iTaste VV4||VV / VW||1000mAh||$29.71|
|Kanger Subvod Mega||Temperature control||4ml / 2300 mAh||$39.99|
|Tugboat V2||Mechanical mod||Sold separately||$147.95|
4. Eleaf iJust 2 Mini- Good things come in small packages
The Eleaf iJust 2 Mini is a product made with discretion in mind. Everything inside of it is also smaller because they had to fit everything in this remarkable small package. This is a great way to do some sub ohm vaping in public stealthily. At only $25.95 the Eleaf iJust 2 Mini isn’t only greatness in a small package but also affordable.
The iJust 2 Mini features a 2ml tank and an 1100 mAh battery as well as simple one button system. The vaporizer works at .5 ohms and doesn’t have a specific wattage, but it is between 30W and 50W. This way, you’ll get a nice amount of vapor production for the small stature of the vaporizer. You have to refill the tank from the bottom which is a bit of pain. However, it doesn’t detract too much from the entire experience.
I love the shiny, clean and silver exterior of these tube mods. In fact, they don’t try to clutter the front of the vaporizer with LED screens and various other things. The one button control is also very nice and allows for you to learn how to use the vape very quickly. If we’re not talking about appearances and just functionality, then I do miss the screen, though. It allows for a degree of control that you don’t often get with vaporizers this size. If they were able to integrate it in a nice way, I would have loved it.
4. Joyetech eGo AIO- More bang for your buck
The Joyetech eGo AIO is a budget vaporizer. It’s mostly meant for people who don’t know if they’re going to keep vaping but want to try it out. It costs only $19.95. Therefore, if you don’t end up liking it, you can give it to someone else or forget about it. This is without the feeling you spent half of your electricity bill on tube mods.
Are you a novice to vaping or recently quit smoking but don’t want to spend $50 on a vaporizer? With a little tweaking of the eGo AIO you can get a pretty decent direct to lung draw. This vape also features a LED that features seven lights. It’s a visual thing to let you know when you’re firing, but you can turn it off to save battery. It also features a child proof top fill lock which is a nice touch. Having to clean up a messy vape oil spill isn’t an ideal situation.
There are a few things that I wish would be better on the eGo AIO. However, they are rather minor, or at least tolerable at this price point. There are no visible airflow control markings which make it hard to know exactly what you have it set to. I suggest making your marks as soon as you know what you like the best. The 2ml capacity is also a bit small but the vaporizer is rather small, so it is understandable.
Overall, I would recommend these tube mods if you need cheap vaporizers. There are some problems with them, but all vapes have problems. Some vapes have more problems than the eGo AIO and charge 5 times the price.
3. Innokin iTaste VV4- Maximum Voltage
The iTaste VV4 by Innokin is a very interesting looking vaporizer. Its square shape with round edges aren’t something you see on most tube mods. I like the sleek look of it. It is following in the footsteps of his predecessor the VV3. It was one of the first variable voltage vaporizers I had ever seen. Costing rather modest $29.71 the ITaste is a vape that allows you to change the voltage. This can drastically affect your experience when vaping.
The iTaste comes with a micro USB charger, and the 1000 mAh battery. Although it’s on the small side, with the variable voltage you can get quite a bit of juice from it. It allows you to adjust between 3V and 6V in .1 volt increments and 6W to 15W in .5 increments. Needless to say, you can be very precise. There should be no reason you can’t find that “perfect” setting.
I’d recommend you start low if this is your first time using a vaporizer of this type. It’s because it can get quite overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect. I’d recommend having the e-liquid at 10W and having the volt setting 4.3. That was my sweet spot and gave me both great flavor and vapor.
The only problem I have with the vape is that it has a learning curve. With vaporizers at this price point, you expect them to pretty simple. It shouldn’t take a lot of thinking to figure out how to use it. This is not the case for the iTaste, there is a definite learning curve.
2. Kanger SubVod Mega TC- Control the Flames
The highlight of the Kanger SubVod Mega TC is the fact that you have full control of its temperature. You can also control the flavor and vapor production. The 4-ml tank allows you to use the vaporizer for quite a long time without refilling. Of course, it depends on what temperature you use it on. It also features a 2300 mAh battery which for the price of $39.99 is quite a good battery.
The Mega TC comes with a 1300 mAh battery as well as another Pyrex glass tank section. The build quality on the Mega TC is very nice. Its Pyrex tank is strong and isn’t going to break like most other glass tanks. With this, you can control the airflow on the side. You can adjust the coil resistance down to .4 ohms before getting into dangerous territory.
You can fill the tank through both top or bottom entrances. It also comes with a replaceable drip tip. Additionally, you get four airflow options which are nice if you want a mouth to lung vape as well. Overall, the temperature control on this is great, and I love the vaporizer. There are a couple of problems which include the fact that it goes through juice like you’re drinking it.
If you have a high nicotine juice, I don’t recommend you use it on this vaporizer. It can get a bit harsh. On the other hand, the mouth to the lung is great. If you’re a former smoker looking for mid to high range vape tube mods, this is good.
1. Tugboat V2- Mechanical Dream
And the winner is Tugboat V2!
It’s for people who enjoy great design in vaporizers and also like something is very practical. The price is very high for this vaporizer ($147.95)though. I think that for what you are getting it is well worth it. This is possibly the sturdiest vaporizer I have held in my hands. It’s one of the few vapes over $100 that feels of substance. The airflow settings allow for both single and dual coils, and you can get ample airflow from it.
The three-post build deck with a gold center is a very nice addition. It adds to the looks of the vaporizer. Building this vape is not necessarily hard, but it feels slightly tight for space when building it. This vape features very good screws. It doesn’t happen often with most the post drippers or any drippers for that matter.
The look of the Tugboat V2 is gorgeous. It is very stout and looks like it could be more than just a vaporizer. There’re many good things about it including the big post holes for trapping the thick gauge wires that you have. There’s also a very large and deep juice well. This allows you to get plenty of juice in at a time. The finish of the vaporizer is also very nice, and I like the feel of it.
One of my gripes is the price. Even though it’s worth it, it’s still almost $150 which is steep for almost any portable vaporizer. The design also is pretty simple. However, that might not be a bad thing. People who are looking for an expensive vape don’t necessarily need to be rocket scientists to use it.
Overall I do recommend this to anyone who has the money and enjoys what it provides. However, for most people it will be a bit on the pricey side.
When you’re looking to buy tube mods, we suggest to keep your vaping preferences, build quality, and performance in mind. The price should be the last factor on your mind. It’s because paying a few extra bucks is always better than buying a substandard unit and having buyer’s remorse. A bad vaping experience can deter you from vaping. As a result, you might end up taking a more hazardous way of nicotine intake. This is our formulae in choosing the seven best tube mods on the list. We feel none of these will disappoint you.