You’re looking for the best vape pen starter kits in the UK, and you’ve found them on this page. We’ve worked hard to curate a selection of vape pens that are guaranteed to give you a great vaping experience regardless of whether you’re completely new to vaping or are an old veteran who made the switch to vaping years ago. Save money when you buy from Simply ELiquid by taking advantage of our free delivery offer. If your order total is above £30, we’ll cover the shipping fees.
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Vape Pen Starter Kit FAQs
What Are Vape Pens?
A vape pen is a vaping device that has a cylindrical shape and is roughly comparable in size to a pen or marker – hence the name. Compared to cigalikes – which are designed to look like tobacco cigarettes – vape pens are considerably larger and won’t be mistaken for tobacco products. The fact that vape pens are larger than cigalikes allows them to offer far superior vapour production and battery life. A vape pen starter kit is a great choice if you’re ready to make the switch from smoking to vaping and are trying to decide which vaping device to buy first.
When you browse the e-cigarette starter kits here at Simply ELiquid, you’ll also find some vape pens that aren’t cylindrical in shape. These small devices are called pod vaping systems. A pod vape kit stores its e-liquid in a translucent plastic pod rather than a cylindrical vape tank. Because pod systems are so small, they’re extremely portable and often have great eye appeal. Pod devices are also designed to be very simple to use – so like traditional vape pens, pod systems are excellent vape starter kits for beginners.
What Does a Vape Pen Starter Kit Include?
A vape pen starter kit is a complete introduction to vaping that includes everything you need to start vaping except your first bottle of e-liquid. It’s impossible for any single e-liquid flavour or nicotine strength to be appropriate for all vapers, so you’ll have to choose that on your own. Scroll down for some recommendations that you may find helpful.
When you open your pen style vape kit, you’ll find the device itself along with all of the accessories required to use it. If you buy a traditional vape pen, it’ll include a tank along with 1-2 atomizer coils. If you buy a pod system, it’ll include 1-2 replacement pods and may also include extra atomizer coils depending on the device’s design. Some vape pods have permanent atomizer coils, and others are replaceable. The package will include a charging cable, and it may also include spare parts such as replacement o-rings for the tank.
Although a vape pen starter kit includes everything you need to begin vaping right away, it’s important to remember that your device will require replacement coils or pods fairly soon after you buy it. An atomizer coil typically lasts several days. As you use it, the flavour quality that you experience when vaping will gradually change. When you’re no longer happy with the flavour, it’s time to replace the coil. When you buy your first vape pen starter kit, it’s a good idea to add a box of replacement coils to your cart before checking out.
Which Vape Pen Starter Kit Should You Buy?
If you’re looking for a vape pen starter kit because you hope to use it to help yourself quit smoking, it’s important to select a vaping device that mimics the act of smoking as closely as possible. To do that, you need a mouth-to-lung vape. The mouth-to-lung inhaling style is what you use when smoking a cigarette. It’s the inhaling style that works best with higher-nicotine e-liquids – which is exactly what you want when you’re trying to quit smoking. It’s also the inhaling style that gives you the assertive throat hit of smoking.
The larger and more colourful vape mods that you may have seen your friends use, on the other hand, are intended for more experienced vapers. A full-sized vaping device is a sub-ohm vape, which means that the atomizer coil has a very low electrical resistance and is designed to operate at higher wattages. Most importantly, a sub-ohm kit includes a large tank optimised for the direct-to-lung inhaling style. Although many long-term vapers do prefer direct-to-lung inhaling, you’re much more likely to prefer the mouth-to-lung style as a new vaper.
How can you tell whether a particular vape pen starter kit is appropriate for a new vaper? Simply look at the tank’s mouthpiece and airflow vents. A cigarette has tight airflow characteristics, and a mouth-to-lung vape will try to mimic those characteristics. A good vape pen for a beginner will have small airflow vents at the bottom of the tank, and it’ll have a mouthpiece that’s similar in width to a cigarette filter.
If a vape pen has a mouthpiece that’s much wider than a cigarette filter, it’s probably designed for more experienced vapers and might not be a good choice as a first vaping device.
What Type of E-Liquid Should You Buy for Your Vape Pen?
If you’re a new vaper and are buying a vape pen starter kit with the goal of helping yourself quit smoking, the right type of vape juice for you is almost certainly nicotine salt e-liquid. Nic salts are great for new vapers because they’re available in high nicotine strengths that range up to 20 mg/ml. The fact that the salt form of nicotine is less alkaline than the traditional freebase form, though, means that the e-liquid is smooth and easy to inhale despite the high nicotine strength. If you’re a smoker, you’re going to enjoy the satisfying throat hit that you get with nicotine salt vape juice.
Nicotine salt e-liquid is usually available in two different nicotine strengths. You can find a lower nicotine strength of about 10 mg/ml and a higher strength of up to 20 mg/ml. We recommend starting with the higher strength because it’s the closest that you can get to the nicotine delivery of a cigarette. If you don’t find the experience enjoyable because you feel like you’re getting more nicotine than you require, step down to a lower strength.
When you buy your first vaping device, we suggest including a few different e-liquid flavours with your order because it’s impossible to know what your favourite types of flavours will be until you’ve experienced them. When smokers initially switch to vaping, they’ll often start with tobacco or menthol flavours. It’s difficult, however, to create an authentic tobacco e-liquid using only food-grade flavours. Many people find that other vape juice flavours – such as fruit, candy and beverage flavours – taste truer to life. We suggest starting with a tobacco or menthol e-liquid along with a couple of sweeter flavours.
When you use your new vape pen, you’ll probably find that you need to refill your tank at least once per day and perhaps even a bit more often than that. One 10 ml bottle of e-liquid will fill your tank approximately five times – so that’s another reason to buy more than one bottle of vape juice with your first vape pen starter kit.
How to Set Up and Use a New Vape Pen
If you want to have the best possible experience with your new vape pen starter kit, you need to set it up and use it correctly. Every vaping device has its own individual quirks, so it’s always wise to read your new device’s instruction manual to ensure that you understand its specific functions. Here, however, is some general advice that can help you get started with any new vape pen.
- Charge your vape pen by connecting it to your computer using the USB cable included in the box. While the device charges, the indicator light will pulse or flash. When the indicator light turns off or changes to green, the vape pen is fully charged.
- Open the tank or pod by pushing the lid open or by lifting the silicone filling hole cover with your fingernail. Add e-liquid until the tank or pod is almost full and wait several minutes for the e-liquid to soak into the wick fully.
- If the vape pen has a manual fire button, turn it on by pressing the button three times or five times quickly, depending on the device.
Once you’ve done all of the above, you’re ready to start vaping. If your vape pen doesn’t have a manual fire button, you can vape just by puffing on the device. If it has a fire button, you’ll vape by puffing while holding the button.
Why Buy a Vape Pen Starter Kit from Simply E-Liquid?
We understand that buying a vape pen starter kit in the UK can be a challenge because of the vast number of options available. Here at Simply ELiquid, we’ve done our best to make the buying process as simple for you as it can be while still offering a selection varied enough to satisfy vapers of all skill and experience levels. Because we buy our products only from official sources, we guarantee that our vape pen starter kits are authentic and that you’ll never find counterfeit vape gear at our store.
Not sure where to begin? We’re happy to help! Contact us now, and our friendly vaping experts will walk you through your first purchase.