Vape Pens VS Vape Mods: Which Is Best for You?

Vape Pens VS Vape Mods: Which Is Best for You?


Date: October 16, 2018


Don’t get lost in the land of confusion over vaping devices…pens, MODS, and UPS’s…oh my!

When you are getting started in the world of vaping one of the most confusing things you may encounter is the difference between two of the most popular device styles, Vape Pens, and Vape MODS. It's really quite simple, they are two different types of devices that perform basically the same function, but in different ways to accommodate the different desired experience that users want, and the level of enthusiasm that they have for vaping. In order to help clear things up, a touch lets take a look at both so you can decide which is best for you at this time.

VAPE PENS: Simple, Basic, Classic

There are three types of Vape Pens, those for E-liquid, Herbal Concentrates, and Wax and Concentrates or Oil. Since those for E-liquids are by far the most common, we will only discuss this type of vape pen.

Simply put a vape pen is a small pen-shaped device about the size of an average cigar that contains a battery and a supply of either propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable based glycerin (VG) that carries a flavoring agent and in most but not all cases a dosage of nicotine. When the mixture is heated up via a coil it creates a cloud of vapor that the user draws in through a mouthpiece at one end. Vape pens are cheap, most often they are disposable, and they usually do not have the selection of flavors or options that one can get with an ultra-portable system or vape MOD. Those who are looking for an e-liquid with a kick are probably on the market for the best e-cig vape pen. These devices are simple and convenient to use which is perfect for beginner vapers, smokers, and other. When you purchase a vape pen for the first time, after fully charging the battery it should take no more than 5-10 minutes to start vaping.

Our bestselling Vape Pen from SMOK can be refilled and recharged, comes in a variety of colors, and is one of the best flavor producing, vapor-producing and all around e-cigs on the market:

  • SMOK Vape Pen 22 Light Edition Starter Kit- MSRP: $31.99 OUR PRICE: $21.99

VAPE MODS: More Power, More Options, More Personal

MODS are any of the various types of devices that are available that are more powerful and versatile than vape pens, but are not what is referred to as an Ultra Portable System (or UPS). Vape MODS have a larger battery, adjustable settings in many cases, and produce a larger more powerful vapor cloud when being used. They can be recharged, can have their batteries replaced, and come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and shapes. They are very popular with serious vapers. Since they are an actual investment device much like your phone, tablet, or netbook, they are more expensive, but they give you many months or even longer for higher quality devices, of service.

We carry a massive selection of vape MODS. We would love to help you select the one that is right for you. Three of our most recommended MODS are:

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We have a huge assortment of devices to choose from both online and in store. We also carry all of the accessories, replacement components, and batteries that you need to get the most out of your vaping. Make sure that you also check out our massive e-liquids selection, offering flavors and options to suit everyone’s taste and vaping habits. We want to be your all in one shop for everything vaping related including nicotine, non-nic, and alternative vaping paths.

Let Us Help You Decide Which is Best for You


Shop with VaporDNA online, or visit one of our two retail locations in Southern California! If you need assistance making a choice, please feel free to contact us using the contact form and we'd be happy to help! We are excited to have the opportunity to be your one stop shop for all your vaping and electronic cigarette needs.

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