Vape mods, which take their name from “modified vape”, open up a new world of vaping possibilities with their enhanced specs, advanced features, and precise controls. These kits deliver big on flavor and vapor, and provide more customization for those looking to get more out of their vaping experience. As you’ll see in our roundup of the best high-end vape mods to buy in 2020, there is something for everyone when it comes to the best of the best.
1. SMOK G-Priv 3
At a glance:
- 5ml vape juice capacity
- Up to 230W of power
- 0.2ohm (preinstalled), 0.15ohm, and 0.12ohm coil resistances
As far as high-end vape mods go, the SMOK G-Priv 3 is a tough device to beat. The G-Priv 3 puts the “smart” in “smartvape”, with its 32-bit IQ-G chipset powering a tactile 2.4-inch touchscreen that allows you to adjust your wattage, check your puff count, and more with a few simple taps.
This vape mod boasts a wide range of features, from variable wattage (VW) to temperature control (TC), but that doesn’t mean it’s hard to use. On the contrary, using this SMOK device is incredibly intuitive. Choose from four VW modes—Soft, Norm, Hard, and Max—or pick your coil types and adjust your preheat wattage in TC mode. You’ll never worry about remembering your settings thanks to four presets you can easily overwrite to save your preferred wattage. You can even record your nicotine strength and the vape juice you’re using.
The included TFV16 lite tank boasts a huge 5ml vape juice capacity and is a fan favorite. Use the preinstalled 0.2ohm Lite Conical Mesh coil for huge vapor, big flavor, and better hits, or choose from 0.15ohm and 0.12ohm coils for powerful throat hits and amazing flavor.
As you’d expect from a high-end mod, the SMOK G-Priv 3 has plenty of in-built protections, which include intelligent atomizer recognition to automatically identify your installed coil, a 10-second cutoff, and a puff-monitoring system. You can also lock your device in two ways. Press the fire button three times in quick succession to lock your device and prevent misfiring, or hold the secondary button for two seconds to lock your settings and continue vaping, free from the worry of accidentally tapping the screen.
It’s all powered by two 18560 batteries (sold separately) that give you a whopping 230 watts of power.
What’s more, the SMOK G-Priv 3 clocks in at just 85mm tall. There’s a lot of power packed into this handheld device, and what a pretty package it is. Each device has an ocean shell design that looks stunning in the light, and there’s also the attention to detail that SMOK is famous for: take a look at the drip tip and you’ll see that it features the same shell pattern for a gorgeous vape from head to toe.
2. Totally Wicked Arc4
At a glance:
- 2200mAh integrated battery
- Up to 40W of power
- 1.5ohm (preinstalled) and 0.75ohm coil resistances
The Arc4 from Totally Wicked is a sleek vape mod guaranteed to turn heads. Its 2200mAh integrated battery delivers up to 40 watts of power and will last all day, even for the heaviest of vapers.
The included CS Air 2 tank is likely unlike any other tank you’ve seen. The long and thin mouthpiece feels comfortable on the lips and, when installed on the Arc4, it gives the device an elongated, elegant quality. But this is far from a vape that prioritizes style over substance. The Arc4 comes preinstalled with a 1.5ohm coil for mouth-to-lung vaping between 8 and 20 watts, but thanks to its 510 connection and ability to power sub-ohm coils, you can easily swap out the CS Air 2 tank for a wide range of tank systems.
Its built-in OLED screen displays your battery level, wattage and voltage output, draw time, and the resistance of your coil, giving you all the important information you need at a glance.
Hold the power button and the down adjustment button to enter stealth mode, hold the two adjustment buttons simultaneously to lock your settings, and click the power button five times to turn your vape mod off and prevent misfiring.
Compatible with all styles of vaping, whether you like a tight mouth-to-lung (MTL) draw or a loose, warm direct-to-lung (DTL) vape, the stylish Arc4 from Totally Wicked is a must-have for beginner and advanced vapers alike.
3. Voopoo Drag Mini
At a glance:
- 4400mAh built-in battery
- Up to 117W of power
- 5ml juice capacity
The Voopoo range of vape mods is no stranger to our roundups, but now it’s the Voopoo Drag Mini’s time to shine. This high-powered durable vape takes everything scores of fans love about its bigger brother, the Voopoo Drag, and condenses it into a compact mod. This may be a lightweight package, but make no mistake, it’s a serious workhorse.
Under the chassis is a whopping 4400mAh rechargeable battery—that’s the equivalent of two 18650 batteries. The Drag Mini is fitted with the GENE.FIT chip, which provides super-fast firing, protects from dust, liquid, and burnout, and extends the life of your coils. It also introduces an easy way to adjust your battery, flavor, and cloud settings, giving you complete customization of your vape.
There’s plenty to love about this high-end vape, including its 5ml UFORCE T2 tank, which has triple airflow for rich flavor. The kit comes preinstalled with a 0.6ohm P2 coil, with a 0.12ohm UFORCE N1 also in the box, but the Drag Mini is compatible with the full range of UFORCE coils. With a max power of 117 watts, you’re guaranteed effortless and smooth hits whatever your chosen coil resistance.
It’s no surprise that the Voopoo Drag Mini is a hit with vapers everywhere. With its compact, colorful body that fits as snugly in the palm of your hand as it does your pocket or purse, it’s one sleek high-end mod that’s built to last.
4. GeekVape Nova
At a glance:
- 200W max output power
- 5.5ml juice capacity
- Temperature control mode allows you to perfectly tune your vape for Ni200, titanium, or stainless steel coils
The first in our quadruple whammy of GeekVape high-end vape mods is the GeekVape Nova. This modern vape is powered by an AS chipset that offers up to 200 watts of power. This perfectly complements the included Cerberus sub-ohm tank, which has a huge 5.5ml juice capacity and is compatible with a wide range of coils. It comes preinstalled with a 0.2ohm Super Mesh X1 coil, recommended for vaping between 60 and 80 watts, but if you’re looking for more variety, you can vape with any of the TFV8 Baby coils, which range from 0.15ohm to 0.6ohm.
The GeekVape Nova takes two 18650 batteries (not included). We recommend the Radioshack INR 18650 batteries, which offer 2500mAh of power and are as safe as they come. This vape mod comes with all the protections you’d expect from a sophisticated device crafted with such precision, including protection against overcharging, overheating, incorrectly inserted batteries, and short-circuiting.
What’s on the outside of this box mod is just as awe-inspiring as what’s inside. It’s built from a premium aluminum-zinc alloy and features colorful resin accent plates on each side. This is one elegant vape, whether you use it right out of the box or play with its many features to design a personalized vape experience that’s perfect for you.
5. GeekVape Aegis Solo
At a glance:
- Water-resistant, dustproof, and shockproof
- 5.5ml e-juice capacity
- 100W max output power
Second in our GeekVape Aegis rundown is the Solo, the perfect pocket companion that will endure accidental scrapes, bumps, and knocks, and live to tell the tale!
At just 86.4mm tall, this compact vape mod is super-small and almost half the weight of the original Aegis, so you might be surprised to learn that the Aegis Solo is water-resistant, shockproof, and dustproof.
The Solo boasts the same 5.5ml Cerberus tank that comes with the Aegis Nova. This gives you all the vape juice capacity you need for long vaping sessions without having to top up, but if you don’t want to give up your favorite sub-ohm tank, you don’t have to! The spring-loaded 510 connector will let you easily install your tank of choice.
This vape also comes with a 0.3ohm Aero replaceable coil recommended for vaping between 30 and 40 watts. Of course, if you swap out your tank, your coil choices are near-endless.
As it’s designed to be a smaller, lighter vape mod, the GeekVape Aegis Solo takes just one 18650 battery (sold separately). This gives you a huge 100 watts of power that is intelligently monitored by the cutting-edge AS chipset installed inside the device.
On its vibrant, easy-to-read LED screen, you can control your wattage, count your puffs, and adjust the screen brightness.
6. GeekVape Aegis Legend
At a glance:
- 200W max output
- Variable wattage, temperature control, variable power control, and bypass modes
- 4ml juice capacity
The GeekVape Aegis Legend vape mod is a powerful and durable piece of kit. And much like the gods in the tales from Greek mythology—from which this vape range gets its name—the Legend can endure its share of bumps, knocks, and even underwater battles (it’s water-resistant to a depth of one meter).
Powered by two 18650 batteries (not included) and with its AS chipset, the Aegis Legend delivers up to 200 watts of power. But even when vaping at high wattages, you won’t have to worry about rapidly running through coils, as its innovative Aero Mesh tank is designed to deliver high-definition flavor and extend your coil life.
The 4ml tank comes preinstalled with a 0.15ohm coil, but it can also be used with the 0.2ohm Aero Mesh coil.
If you’re a big fan of being able to customize your vape exactly how you like it, you’ll love the versatility of this rugged vape mod. There are a wide range of settings for you to tweak via the OLED color display, including variable wattage, temperature control, and VPC, which lets you adjust the power curve.
Whether you’re a flavor fanatic or a cloud chaser, there’s a lot to like about the GeekVape Legend.
7. GeekVape Aegis Legend Mini
At a glance:
- 5.5ml Cerberus tank
- Output of 5-80W
- Charge to 80% in just 30 minutes
Who says you have to go big to be legendary? The last of our GeekVape Aegis vape mods may be compact, but it still packs one hell of a punch.
Its 2200mAh built-in battery will last you all day, but if you’re in a pinch and need to power up fast, this handy box mod charges to 80% in just 30 minutes.
Wondering how this baby version of the Aegis Legend could possibly retain the same title? This mini mod has been kicked, stomped on, run over, and completely submerged in water, and after all that, it still works. If that’s not the definition of a legendary vape kit, we don’t know what is. While it’s unlikely you’ll put your vape through even half of what it’s capable of enduring, you can be confident that your vape’s not going to give out on you after an accidental drop or splash of water.
The Aegis Legend Mini has a minimum output of 5 watts all the way up to 80 watts and also features temperature control for nickel, titanium, and stainless steel coils.
With its advanced AS chipset, safety features against overheating and short-circuiting, and insane durability, this legendary mini vape kit is a worthy consideration for just about anyone.
8. Voopoo Drag 2
At a glance:
- Max output of 177W
- Quick firing time
- Vape right out of the box with a 0.4ohm coil and 0.2ohm coil
The second Voopoo entry in our top high-end vape mods lineup is the big daddy itself, the Drag 2. The original Drag from Voopoo was extremely popular and earned itself a legion of fans, who loved its stylish look, insanely fast firing time, and protections. With the Drag 2, Voopoo seemingly achieved the impossible—they made the sequel even better.
Two 18650 batteries (sold separately) allow this dream machine to put out up to 177 watts of power. This doesn’t mean the Drag 2 is a heavy piece of kit to carry around, though; it’s 1/4 lighter than the original Drag and is even more ergonomic, with smooth, rounded edges that feel comfortable in your hand.
Not unlike its baby bro, the Voopoo Drag Mini, the Drag 2 comes with a UFORCE T2 tank with a massive 5ml juice capacity. With the Drag 2, you’ll also get two coils—a 0.4ohm UFORCE U2 coil preinstalled, and a 0.2ohm UFORCE N3 coil.
This high-end vape mod is capable of reaching some extreme temperatures (up to 600F), which showcases just how much of a powerhouse this vape is. You don’t need to worry about overheating, though, with eight security precautions in place to prevent overcharging, overheating, short circuiting, and more.
If you’re looking for a vape mod that can do just about anything and earns reviews including, “amazing” and “one of the best”, the Drag 2 is the perfect choice.
9. Vaporesso GEN
At a glance:
- Up to 220W power output
- Innovative Pulse Mode for intense flavor
- Mammoth juice capacity
If you’re looking for a high-end vape mod with all the functionality you need but you don’t want to have to carry around a heavy box mod, the sleek Vaporesso GEN more than delivers. Housed in a compact, scratch-resistant case are 220 watts of power and the device’s flagship AXON chipset, which powers the innovative Pulse Mode. When activated, the chip will keep your vape firing every 0.02 seconds as you inhale to deliver intense flavor and clouds.
Its compact OLED screen displays all the information you need, including your wattage and the resistance of your installed coil. The GEN is powered by two 18650 batteries that are sold separately, but thanks to built-in charging, there’s no need to remove the batteries and charge them externally. Should you need to eek out an extra bit of life from these long-lasting batteries, you can activate ECO mode, which will intelligently optimize your settings to prolong the battery life and provide extra vaping time.
If we were to tell you that the Vaporesso GEN boasts a huge tank capacity, what number would you be satisfied with? 5ml? 6ml? 7ml? Included with this vape mod is Vaporesso’s SKRR-S high-capacity tank, which has—are you ready for it?—an 8ml vape juice capacity. Also included are the signature QF Meshed and QF Strip coils, with the former specially created for rich flavor and smooth clouds, and the latter designed with longevity in mind. With both in the box, you can experiment to see which works best for you.
10. Dotmod dotAIO
At a glance:
- 2.7ml vape juice capacity
- Max output of 35 watts
- Four power modes for customizing your vape
This may be the last high-end vape mod on our list, but that doesn’t make it any less special. The dotAIO from Dotmod is one stylish device with an excellent build quality. From the outside, it may look like an easy, no-fuss vape, and in many ways, it is. But there’s a lot more going on underneath the hood—literally. Lift the magnetic panel on one side of the device and you’ll be able to access the 2.7ml tank. To refill, pull out the rubber plug and drip your juice inside. You can do all this without removing the tank from the device for easy filling on the go.
The dotAIO comes with two coils—a 0.3ohm direct-to-lung coil and a 1.6ohm mouth-to-lung coil—it’s the ultimate all-in-one (AIO) vape mod. To swap the coils, you’ll need to remove the tank and then gently twist and pull on the adjustable airflow ring. The coil will pop out attached to the airflow control, then all you need to do is unscrew it. The dotAIO also comes with an Aspire Nautilus adapter, allowing you to use your favorite Nautilus coils with this device.
On the other side of the device, you’ll see a large power button. This is both your on-and-off switch and your fire button. The attention to detail is what makes this a high-end mod—look closely at the fire button and you’ll see that it’s adorned with filigree. There’s also a second magnetic panel here. Removing this will reveal your battery compartment and a small button. Pressing this button will trigger each of the four power modes (very soft, soft, medium, and strong), which alter your vape’s output. With a max output of 35 watts, you’ll get more than enough power from this compact vape even when you’re sub-ohming.
A standout feature of the dotAIO is its dry-burn protection. This smart vape will detect when you’re running low on juice and cut the current to the coil. The light surrounding the fire button will flash a light purple color to indicate that you need to top up. As long as you’re using Dotmod coils, the dry-burn protection technology will keep your coils safe and help you avoid dreaded burnt hits and damaged coils.
For a modern vape that’s intuitive and easy to use but packed full of power and opportunities for personalization, the dotAIO ticks all the boxes.