What are the Different Types of Vapes?

What are the Different Types of Vapes?

Discover the different types of vape pens and the user types each is best suited for, from disposable vapes to box mods and everything in between.

Choosing the type of vape pen that is best for you can be challenging, especially if you’re new to vaping and faced with a bewildering array of alternatives.

At carbon smoke vape shop , we want to make sure you get the most value for your money and a product that meets your demands by guiding your decision regarding the best vape pen and the best vape liquid to use.

As a result, we’ve created this helpful guide for beginners that includes all the necessary details about the various types of vape pens that are available and how to get started.

Different Types of Vapes
“ Start with disposable vape bars, which come in a variety of hues and tastes ”.
Start with disposable vape bars, which come in a variety of hues and tastes


Disposables are an excellent way to start vaping because they come with pre-filled, sealed pod cartridges; all you have to do is decide which flavor sounds good.

They are one of the finest vapes for beginners since they are an example of a “closed system” that cannot be opened or refilled. As a result, there is no need to fiddle with individual pieces or be familiar with vaping jargon.

They have a coil (the heating element) and a non-removable fully charged battery and are ready to use right out of the package. The majority of them are “draw-activated,” so all you have to do to start vaping is put it to your lips and take a draw.

‘Nicotine salt’ vape liquids contain a neutralizing agent to make the higher concentration of nicotine a smooth, pleasing intake. The stronger nicotine ranges in these liquids range from 20 mg to 50 mg (the usual range is 0 mg-18 mg).

Disposables give a mouth-to-lung vape method that resembles smoking on the back of the throat; this sensation is referred to as a “throat hit” in vaping lingo.

This disposable method is ideal for anyone looking to start a vaping transition who is used to fairly regular smoking or seeking the same level of satisfaction.

They’re also a great way to stay on top of your needs; by keeping a few spares on hand, you can always grab one when the urge strikes and avoid the panic of running out!

If you’ve tried the basics and want more, but aren’t ready to commit to a permanent device, you can choose advanced disposables that are bigger, more powerful, and can be recharged!


What: Disposable devices that include everything you need to vape right out of the package.

Who: Ideal for beginners or as quick back-ups when you need them!

Why: They’re quick and easy to make, and they come in a wide variety of flavors.

Why Not: They are more expensive than reusable devices and are bad for the environment.

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Disposables are an excellent way to start vaping

Vape Pens.

What Is A Vape Pen?

Vape pens are one of the most popular options on the market because they have a cylindrical shape and a familiar feel to cigarettes, making the transition less of a tactile one.

  • In addition to their appealing appearance, vape pens provide two types of experiences:
  • Lower nicotine levels in regular vape juice with larger, airier vapour clouds known as sub-ohm.’
  • Above-ohm vaping has higher nicotine levels with nicotine salt for a smooth inhale and subtle vapor exhale.

With a detachable and refillable tank (the glass cylinder at the top that holds the liquid) and coil, these devices provide a reusable setup with replaceable parts that will cost you less in the long run than disposables.

Vape pen devices that cater to regular vape juices with lower nicotine strength levels use coils with resistances of 0.8 Ohms or less to provide a ‘direct-lung’ experience of an airier flavour with more vapor inhaled.

The above-Ohm vape pens use nicotine salts with coils 0.8 Ohms and over, offering a similar inhale feeling to smoking, referred to as ‘mouth-to-lung’ vaping.

Most vape pens have adjustable airflow, which allows you to control how much air is drawn through the device, affecting the heat of the coil, flavor, and amount of vapour produced.

Some have adjustable power settings via button clicks, allowing you to adjust it to suit the coil you’re using. Most coils have the power or wattage settings they require written on the side of them, so double-check if in doubt.

Some vape pens can automatically detect coil resistance (whether sub-ohm or above-ohm) and adjust your settings accordingly, making them excellent choices for those of us looking for a straightforward experience.

Compatible with both standard sub-ohm vape juices and stronger nicotine salts.


What: Simple, refillable, and rechargeable vape devices shaped like cylindrical pens.

Who: Novices who have used disposables or want to transition to permanent, reusable devices. Also compatible with gradual nicotine reduction (if that is your goal).

Why: Refillable, rechargeable, and with replacement parts, vape pens are inexpensive and come in a wide range of liquids and parts.

Why Not: They require more maintenance and operation than disposables.

Pod Systems.

Pod Systems are more sophisticated than disposables and, like vape pens, are refillable, rechargeable, and customizable, with replacement parts that require some maintenance.

They are more square, but still small enough to fit comfortably in your hand, with a simple, click-in magnetic pod cartridge that quickly slots into the top of the device (also known as a’mod’or sometimes a ‘battery ‘).

The pod cartridges are easily refilled by pulling out a silicone stopper to reveal a fill port, through which you squeeze your preferred liquid.

Pod systems are one of the most versatile vaping devices, with replacement coils suitable for stronger nicotine salts and lower strength regular vape juices, allowing you to create your own vaping plan by starting stronger and working your way down in nicotine strength and throat feel, with the option of ending on a 0mg nicotine liquid if that’s your goal.

Some pod systems have even simpler re-fillable pod cartridges with a built-in coil; when the coil wears out, simply replace the entire pod with a new one.

You’ll know if the entire pod or coil has finished when you notice the flavour drop or it starts to taste strange – so keep a couple of spares on hand just in case.

Pod systems are either ‘draw-activated’ (work by inhaling) or have a simple button operation with a press and inhale mechanism. They frequently include LED battery life light indicators, which change colour to indicate when you need to plug it in to charge.

On more advanced devices, adjustable airflow features are available, catering to’mouth-to-lung’ (MTL) or ‘direct-lung’ (DL) options.

  • Direct lung is a looser, airier inhale that is commonly used with regular vape juices for a lower nicotine sub-ohm experience, producing larger, more visible vapor. For this type of vaping experience, you should use a sub-ohm coil with a resistance of 0.8 Ohms or less.
  • ‘Mouth-to-lung’ is a tighter, more intense feel with higher nicotine mg Nic salts that expel thinner, more discrete vapor. If you believe this style of vaping is more suitable for you, you will need a coil resistance of 0.8 Ohm or higher to be compatible with these stronger liquids.

Nic salts and regular sub-ohm juices are compatible.


What: A vape pen with a squarer shape that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, refillable, rechargeable devices with pod cartridges, and a more versatile vape device.

Who: This device is ideal for a beginner looking for a multifunctional device with simple snap-in pods.

Why: Refillable and rechargeable, offering great value for money – but also a variety of options for higher and lower nicotine strength liquids, as well as compatible replacement coils or entire pod cartridges.

Why Not: They may necessitate more knowledge than a disposable and some button operation.

Pod Mods offer a wide range of vaping options and can be customized with different pods, tanks, and coils.

Pod Mod Kits.

Pod Mod Systems are more advanced than vape pens and simple pod systems, and are more akin to box mod kits (the most powerful devices on offer with big, typically square bodies and large screens).

So, if you’ve tried a simpler device and found that it’s not quite meeting your personal needs and you know what kind of experience you prefer, a more advanced pod mod system could be a good next step.

They’re more complex, with more power and a larger body, as well as either a pod cartridge or a tank (a glass tube with a mouthpiece at the top and a threaded screw at the bottom which attaches to the device).

These devices, which frequently have a small screen that displays a menu of options, are ideal for vapers who want to completely customize their vaping experience and have a good knowledge of vaping.

As previously stated, different types of vapes exist to cater to different users’ needs and lifestyles.

We have something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced user looking to upgrade or a newbie looking for an entry-level device.

Discover our entire selection of vapes, including disposables and starter kits for your new vape pen, pod system, or box mod.

Carbon Smoke has everything you need to start vaping, including vape juice, waterpipe, cali crusher coils, tanks, batteries, flying monkeys and more.

Explore our blog for more information on all things vaping, from buying guides to tips on how to use your vape.

 Carbonsmokevapeshop.com carries a large selection of vaping devices, such as box mods, pod systems, vape pens, and disposables.