What are pod mod systems?
Pod systems are e-cigarettes or mods that use a prefilled cartridge, called a pod, that holds the e-liquid.
Rather than needing to refill tanks or change coils, the pod is self-contained and is simply inserted into the device.
Every other aspect of the device is the same as a non-pod system. The atomizer heats the liquid and produces the vapor in the same way another system would.
The best pod vapes may be simple to use, but they are not relegated to just beginners. Veteran vapers love having a second vaporizer to use as an on the go system or as a backup in case their all day vaporizer is out of commission.
Why use a pod mod system?
Easy to use
Inserting an e-juice cartridge into a vape pen and then puffing away is actually easier than lighting a cigarette. Pop the pod in and start vaping. There is also very little maintenance.
Most mods that use prefilled cartridges or pods are usually smaller than their refillable counterparts.
Since they don’t need to be refilled and are usually very small, they are easy to bring out and about or even on a trip. Take a few pods out and vape all day without any fuss or mess.
Usually, the pod system vape pens or mods are less expensive to buy. Rebuildable mods can be costly upfront and continue to cost money in replacement parts. Buying pods are usually cheaper than needing to buy new coils or other elements, saving money upfront and over time.
Refilling a juice tank is not very discreet, but popping a pod into a vape pen or mod is quick and easy. Pod systems are ideal for stealth vaping.
What are the different types of pod mods?
There are two main types and sub-categories within both. Closed system pod mods and open system.
Closed system means that the pod is entirely self-contained and prefilled. More precisely, however, it means that the mod can only use pods from the same manufacturer. A closed loop as it were.
An open system means that pods can be used across different brands. They can be disposable or even refillable, but they all have the same thing in common. The cartridges contain the coil and wick, so everything is self-contained. The best refillable pod vapes are easy to fill and can be used multiple times, while still having the benefits of being easy to use.
The most popular are the open system pod vape mods and pens. They offer up more choice in flavors of e-juice and are generally more versatile.
There are pros and cons to both systems, and it is a matter of personal opinion as to which system is best.