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Best Vape Starter Kits 2016

Best Vaping Starter Kits of 2016

There are many products on the market today, which is why finding the right one the first time can be quite the hassle.  To make things easier on you and to direct you to the best and most recent products available, we’re going to list the top vape starter kits of 2016.

This list will not only include a list of the top vape starter kits of 2016, but it will also provide detailed information about these products, why we believe they’re the best, and we’ll also provide a table for you to compare these starter kits to one another.

Note: The below list is in no particular order, and does not represent the raking of the various products.


1. Kanger TopBox Mini Starter Kit

Starting off with one of the most known starter kits by one of the most reputable brands within the industry, the Kanger TopBox Mini Starter Kit truly deserves to be among the list of the top vape starter kits of 2016.  The TopBox Mini Starter Kit by Kanger combines the remarkably designed TopTank Mini with the simplicity of the KBOX Mini MOD.

Kanger TopBox Mini KitThe MOD itself is rather simple in appearance, but still delivers quite the competitive performance.  It has the ability to let you range from 7 watts and up to a whopping 75 watts.  Not only do you have a nice range in power, but you can also have a nice range when it comes to temperature as well.  In fact, using either Ni200 Nickel, Titanium or Stainless Steel you can blast through 200 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit.  Furthermore, the TopBox MOD utilizes a high amperage single 18650 battery for its power, and to keep its battery compartment protected, it features a dual magnetized battery door for easy access.  Other notable features include its OLED screen, its three button interface, its gold plated 510 connector, and of course its micro-USB charging port.

As for the TopTank Mini, it’s one of the best performing sub-ohm tanks of our time.  It not only matches in color with the TopBox Mini MOD, but it was designed precisely for it -- the two make the perfect couple!  Aside from good looks, you must know that it performs just as well.  The TopTank Mini boasts a top fill design and a massive 4mL tank capacity.  You’ll fall in love with its performance, which stems from the dual adjustable airflow and its new coil configurations that includes a Ni200 Nickel 0.15 ohm Coil, an SSOCC 0.5 ohm Coil, and a Clapton 0.5 ohm Coil.

Why It’s the Best:

The Kanger TopBox Mini Starter Kit is the best of 2016 because of its simplicity, its advanced features like temperature control and its power output, along with its remarkable design and affordability.


2. SMOK Alien Starter Kit

Another great addition to this list of top vape starter kits of 2016 is the newly released SMOKtech Alien Starter Kit.  This incredible pairing is the combination of the SMOKtech Alien Box MOD and the SMOK TFV8 Baby Beast Tank.  With the outstanding design of the Alien MOD and the unbelievably consistent performance from the Baby Beast Tank, this one is sure to knock your socks off!

SMOK Alien KitThe SMOK Alien Box MOD is one you’ll definitely enjoy looking at, as it features a unique and remarkable design.  It features a two-tone color combination in various color options, and sports a carbon fiber panel, and a large OLED screen that has six lines and three columns.  Aside from its great appearance, you’ll enjoy its performance just as much.  The Alien MOD provides the ability to range from 6 watts and up to a rather large 220 watts.  Being one of the most popular MODs available on the market today, the Alien MOD is of course equipped with temperature control, which allows you to range from 200 degrees and up to 600 degrees while supporting a minimum resistance of 0.06 ohms.  Additionally, there are three settings for the output, giving you the option of hard, normal, and soft.  The Alien Box MOD by SMOKtech requires two 18650 batteries, meaning battery life will be excellent.

As for the TFV8 Baby Beast Tank by SMOK, we’re dealing with a tank that was designed to perfection and built on a basis of top-notch performance.  The tank looks stunning, stealthy, and clean, while only holding a 24.5mm diameter and a 30% smaller chassis compared to the standard TFV8.  Though its stainless steel and glass constructed body is smaller, it still offers a 3mL tank capacity.  Features that make this tank the bombshell that it is, is its hinge and lock top fill system, the dual adjustable air slots, and the 8.5mm Delrin drip tip.  However, like most tanks it all comes down to the coil options, and the TFV8 Baby Beast has a delicious offering.  Expect options from the Baby Turbo Coil family, like the V2 Baby Q2 Coil head that features dual coils, a resistance of 0.2 ohm, and the ability to range from 40 to 80 watts.  Another incredible coil option is the V8 Baby T8 Octuple-Coil Head that features a patented Octuple Coil with a resistance of 0.15 ohm, and the ability to range from 50 to 110 watts.

Why It’s the Best:

The SMOKtech Alien Starter Kit is the best of 2016 because of its extraordinary appearance and unique design, but really stands out due to its performance from both the 220 watt Alien MOD and the 110 watt capable Baby Beast tank.


3. Aspire Plato Starter Kit

From one of the most recognized brands with the industry, Aspire has once again delivered an incredible addition to the market with the Aspire Plato Starter Kit -- one we feel was a must for this top vape starter kits list.  This unique offering from Aspire is an all-in one 50-watt temperature control starter kit, meaning everything you need or desire is all packed into one powerhouse of a device.

Aspire Plato KitThe Aspire Plato Starter Kit is one of the most unique setups Aspire has ever released, combining a perfectly crafted MOD with a large and consistent sub-ohm tank.  The MOD portion of this setup offers a variable wattage option that allows you to range from 1 watt and up to 50 watts, while it also offers a temperature control feature that allows you to range from 200 degrees to 600 degrees.  Unlike many starter kits these days, the Aspire Plato actually comes with an 18650 battery that has a 2500 mAh capacity.  If it’s looks you’re also after, you’ll love the appearance of the Plato -- it comes 7 color options, and 2 drip tip options of Delrin and stainless steel.

As for the built-in tank, you can expect a rather large 4.6mL capacity, and performance driven coils, such as the pre-installed 1.8 ohm Aspire Plato Atomizer Coil, and a spare 0.4 ohm Aspire Plato Clapton Coil.

Why It’s the Best:

The Aspire Plato Starter Kit is the best of 2016 because it offers an incredible all-in-one design, just the right amount of power, an awesome design, and it’s super convenient to use.


4. Eleaf iStick Pico Starter Kit

By one of the most recognized brands within the industry, Eleaf has done it yet again with the iStick Pico Starter Kit.  This brand has become known for creating simple and well performing products that leave a rather small footprint.  In fact, one of the best-selling products of all time was the iStick 50W, which was just another of Eleaf’s popular creations.  They’re not back at it again with the iStick Pico Starter Kit, yet another popular, very simply, and well performing product.  This starter kit is the combination of the small Eleaf iStick Pico Box MOD and the high performance Eleaf Melo III Mini Tank.

Eleaf iStick Pico KitThe Eleaf iStick Pico Box MOD is a very fun device to look at, its appearance was designed to be playful, fun, and it shows that in its different color options available, which includes Black, Silver, Hot Pink, Dark Grey, and White.  Powered by a single 18650 battery, the Pico MOD allows users to range from 1 watt and up to 75 watts, which is a lot of power for such a small MOD that only stands 70.5mm in height and 45mm in width.  Though it’s advertised and may appear as a simple MOD, this little guy packs in some incredible features, such as temperature control that will allow users to range from 200 degrees to 600 degrees, and a minimum resistance of 0.05 ohm.  Other notable features include a high-quality OLED screen, the ability to upgrade the Pico’s firmware, and a spring-loaded center pin that makes every connection flawless.

The Eleaf Melo III Mini Tank, on the other hand, offers a beautiful stainless steel housing that features Pyrex glass for its tank, yet it also sports colored O-ring seals in the tank to match the iStick Pico device.  The tank is the perfect combination for this MOD, as it offers a small 22mm diameter and 55mm height, yet still offering a nice performance from invisible airflow control valve and its Delrin-insulated drip tip.  Other notable features include its top-filling design, its 2ml e-liquid capacity, and the pre-installed 0.3 ohm EC Atomizer Coil, along with the 0.5 ohm EC Atomizer Coil that makes vaping to perfection easy using the Eleaf iStick Pico Starter Kit!

Why It’s the Best:

The iStick Pico Starter Kit is one of the most popular starter kits that came out in 2016, and it gained its popularity for the very reason why we think it’s the best, which stems from its small size, its high performance capabilities, its advanced features, and because it’s highly affordable.


5. Eleaf iJust 2 Starter Kit

Sometimes it seems as if Eleaf is all over the market with its many products, and it seems that way because it’s true.  Eleaf is one of the industry’s leading brands because it continues to deliver great performing products just like the highly favored Eleaf iStick 2 Starter Kit.  The iJust 2 Starter Kit is the combination of the iJust 2 Battery and the matching iJust 2 Clearomizer, both offering a seamless appearance.

Eleaf iJust 2 KitThe iJust 2 Battery holds a simple design, nothing too fancy, and merely operates just as it should.  This device is equipped with a 2600 mAh battery, meaning it will deliver a rather long battery life for those lengthy vaping sessions.  One thing to note about the iJust 2 battery is that it’s unregulated and will produce a voltage output based on the battery life of the battery.  The housing of this powerhouse of a device is constructed of solid stainless steel, again simply, but delivering a quality feel and overall appearance.  The iJust 2 battery also sports a brass contact pin, allowing for incredible conductivity and a steady stream of power to the atomizer head.  Additionally, the center pin on this guy is spring-loaded, meaning you’ll get a perfect connection each and every time an atomizer is attached.  To finish it up, one feature that is definitely noteworthy is the Eleaf iJust 2’s equipped micro-USB port that allows for user-friendly and quick charging.

The Eleaf iJust 2 Clearomizer is an awesome sub-ohm tank that was designed specifically to match the iJust 2 battery.  Constructed of high-grade stainless steel and a durable design, the iJust 2 Clearomizer is an outstanding sight to look at, but an even better one to actually own.  One thing that will really catch your attention about this tank is its ability to perform well, very well.  And, it performs well because of its adjustable airflow control, and its pre-installed 0.3 ohm dual-coil EC Atomizer Head.  To finish off this remarkable sub-ohm tank, it boasts a rather large 5.5ml e-liquid capacity that will further increase your vaping sessions.

Why It’s the Best:

The Eleaf iJust 2 is one of the top vape starter kits of 2016 because of its cylindrical shape, small size, large battery capacity, large tank capacity, simplicity, and of course because it’s super affordable.


6. SMOK G-Priv Full Kit

SMOK has unleashed some truly exceptional devices in 2016, the majority of which are aimed at hobbyists looking for stellar vapor and flavor production. With tanks, such as their legendary TFV line, and an array of state-of-the-art MODs, 2016 has certainly been a pivotal year for the company. They recently released an incredible kit—the SMOK G-Priv, which comes with a touchscreen box MOD as well as the phenomenal TFV8 Baby Beast Tank. Together, this kit delivers competition-level performance, providing for mind blowing vapor production, and a truly progressive MOD.

SMOK G-Priv KitThe SMOK G-Priv MOD is equipped with full touchscreen capability, which is very similar to a smartphone. Rather than fiddling around with “+” and “-” buttons, you can fine-tune and adjust all of the device’s settings by utilizing the easy-to-use touchscreen. The screen’s glass is shock and shatter-resistant, thereby being able to withstand the rigors of daily use. The SMOK G-Priv’s cutting-edge chip offers a host of features, including variable wattage, variable voltage, temperature control, pre-heat functionality, adjustable initial resistance, variable TCR, and three separate output settings, among other capacities. The G-Priv MOD is capable of delivering a staggering 220W of maximum power, thereby allowing you to use it with any resistance atomizer coil you choose.

SMOK also paid careful attention to the aesthetics of the G-Priv, ensuring that it is as beautiful on the outside as it is state-of-the-art on the inside. The entire face of the device is occupied by the high-quality and extremely vivid OLED touchscreen, while the back magnetic battery door cover is made with stunning carbon fiber. All the available variations are designed with a two-tone composition, which gives the G-Priv an exceptionally elegant and progressive appearance.

The SMOK G-Priv Full Kit comes with the coveted and renowned TFV8 Big Baby Beast Sub-Ohm Tank. Depending on the specific color combination, the Big Baby Beast matches the color of the MOD, giving it a seamless look that is nothing short of spectacular. As with the other tanks within the TFV line, the TFV8 Big Baby Beast uses some of the most remarkable and revolutionary atomizer coils on the market today. The coils can be configured to an octuple-coil arrangement, which produces mind-blowing amounts of vapor, coupled with unsurpassed flavor intensity.

Why It’s the Best:

The SMOK G-Priv Full Kit made it on the list because of its high-quality touchscreen, its incredibly powerful chip, its vast range of features, and its absolutely gorgeous design. The G-Priv is very easy-to-use and delivers an unequivocally pleasant overall vaping experience.





Tank Capacity

Best Feature

Kanger TopBox Mini Starter Kit


Single 18650



SmokTech Alien Starter Kit


Dual 18650



Aspire Plato Starter Kit


Single 18650



Eleaf iStick Pico Starter Kit


Single 18650



Eleaf iJust 2 Starter Kit





SMOK G-Priv Full Kit


Dual 18650




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Matt ,McEvoy

- January 31, 2017

I just bought the IPV d3 and the Artic Tank because I had it and it was great but it was lost. I want to step up in power and blow fog if I want. Do I step up to smoketech Alien? I do want to keep the size the same

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