Last week we published guide on the best dry herb vaporizers out on the market. This week, we’re taking a different direction. We’ll be looking at some of the best e-liquid vaporizers for beginners, and giving you some tips on the best setups to invest in to start your vaping journey.
I organized this list in order of decreasing ease of use, as I am of the strong belief that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work too well when it comes to vaping; some people may want to test the waters first before upgrading to a more advanced device, while others may want to jump right in and get a vape they can rely on for a long time. Beginner vapers come from a variety of backgrounds and have a variety of expectations, so I will try to make clear what I find each of the vapes on this list best suited for. So, with that said, let’s jump right in!
If you’re not quite sure vaping is for you, or if you want to test it out for a little while on a reduced budget before fully committing, there are few e-liquid vaporizers better suited for you than the Kanger EMUS. At $29.95 for a kit containing two vaporizer pens, the Kanger EMUS is one of the most affordable starter vaporizer pens on the market. The Kanger EMUS is also among the best e-liquid vaporizers for beginners in general. Not only does it look quite sleek, much like the rest of Kanger’s starter pens (more on that later), but it’s also designed with ease of use in mind. The 1.2mL tank is extremely easy to fill, and the fact that the starter kit comes with two pens means you will never run out of battery, e-liquid, or a functioning tank at the worst time. On top of that, the Kanger EMUS comes with a six month warranty, so you won’t have to worry about wasting your hard earned money on a device that will only work for a couple of weeks. And functionality doesn’t really get much easier than it is with a one-button vape. Charge your battery, fill the tank, and start vaping. That’s about all you need to know to enjoy this vape.
Kanger EVOD 2
There is a reason the ever-popular Kanger EVOD 2 setup is probably the most visible open-tank system electronic cigarette out there. In fact, there are a few reasons. For one thing, the EVOD 2 is small and discreet enough that you’re not walking around looking like you’re brandishing a miniature lightsaber; the EVOD 2 mostly looks like a pretty sleek pen. For another thing, EVOD 2 operates at a constant 3.7V, taking the guesswork and experimentation out of vaping. That means that instead of fiddling around with variable voltage, wattage, or whatever else, you can just press a button and get right to vaping. But what makes the Kanger EVOD 2 one of the best e-liquid vaporizers for beginners on the market is primarily its reliability. Not to mention the fact that, because the EVOD 2 is so popular, replacement parts can be found in most smoke/vape shops, so you will never find yourself looking frantically for a replacement coil for some sort of obscure device that no one has ever heard of. Overall, I would say that the Kanger EVOD 2 is among the top three e-liquid vaporizers for beginners. Easy to use, reliable, and kind of a sleek SOB.
Aspire Nautilus + Battery
You might think that the Aspire Nautilus is too complicated of a tank to use as a beginner, but you would be wrong. Case in point? It was the Aspire Nautilus that finally got me into vaping, and anything I can manage, you certainly can as well. Among e-liquid vaporizers for beginners, this is kind of an odd pick. For one thing, the Nautilus does best on a variable voltage or a variable wattage battery. For another, this tank is also somewhat bulkier than any of the other tanks on this list, though this also means that its tank has a much higher capacity than most of the tanks on this list. And on top of that, the glass tank is certainly somewhat more difficult to take care of than some less fragile tanks that can be found on vaporizers primarily aimed at beginners. On the other hand, though, the Nautilus provides about the best vaping experience other than rebuildable atomizers with a tiny fraction of the work involved, so I believe it’s worth the extra work, even for a beginner. If vapor quality is your main concern when it comes to picking a beginning vape, then this is probably the first tank I would recommend, along with a suitable battery (like this VisionSpinner 2). One thing I would suggest, if you choose to go with the Nautilus, is that you stock up on replacement coils and, well, Q-tips. Keeping the tank clean and fresh is one of the keys to keeping the Nautilus relatively hassle-free.
iTaste MVP 2.0
One of the best things you could ask for when it comes to a starter e-liquid vaporizer is, well, license to mess up. Which is why the iTaste MVP 2.0 vaporizer starter kit is the real MVP of e-liquid vaporizers for beginners. The iTaste MVP 2.0 comes with a 6 month warranty period, ensuring that you won’t need to worry about anything going wrong during the first few months of your transition to vaping. The variable voltage/variable wattage battery is powerful enough to power almost any tank, including, for instance, the Aspire Nautilus above. Of course, this battery will take more getting used to than the one-button fixed voltage batteries that come with the Kanger kits listed above, but I’ve found it quite easy to get a hang of variable voltage/wattage batteries. All you need is a little bit of patience finding the right wattage for you to vape at. After that, it’s pretty smooth sailing. So if you are willing to invest a little more money and time up front, the iTaste MVP 2.0 kit is a good place to start.