The vaping industry has been booming this year with new advancements and thus new vape mods. With technology constantly evolving, and vape mods changing faster than ever, it’s come to a point where it can be difficult to keep up.
Box mods are more powerful and have more features than a disposable e-cigarette or vape pen and are meant to be used with an RDA, RDTA, or sub-ohm tank. A vape mod + tank combo will provide a much more flavorful, satisfying, and pleasant vaping experience over a disposable. So if you’ve ever tried to quit smoking with a disposable e-cigarette and found yourself unsuccessful, a vape mod + tank combo could be the answer you’re looking for.
To help you choose the right one for you, we’ve been busy testing and pushing vape mods to their limits and have put together our list of the best vape mods and box mods 2019. These box mods are the best of the best available on the market, and will perform beautifully no matter which one you choose.
Keep in mind that these vape mods do not include batteries, and so you’ll have to purchase them separately. While most of the box mods on our list are regulated (featuring built-in battery safety features), you should always use a good pair of high quality batteries meant for vaping.
Best Box Mods & Vape Mods 2019 – Superb Single & Dual Battery Mods
Below you’ll find our list of the best vape mods and box mods 2019, and we’ve broken them down into two categories: the best single battery box mods, & the best dual battery box mods. Enjoy!
Best Single Battery Box Mods
Voopoo are a company known for their high quality, durable devices and the Drag Mini is no different. Compact and comfortable to use, the Drag Mini features a large 4400mAh built-in battery that is super efficient and eliminates the need for an external charger; just plug in a MICRO-USB cable when it’s time to recharge! Plus, the Drag Mini is available in multiple finishes and resin options. It’s definitely one of the best looking box mods on the market, hands-down.
The Drag Mini uses the new GENE FIT chip and offers all the functionality you need. You get Power mode up to 117W, Temperature Control mode from 200-600°F, TCR, as well as a new “FIT” mode. This mode is meant to be used with the UFORCE T2 tank (included with the Kit) and has three different levels: FIT 1 for a light draw, FIT 2 for a medium draw, or FIT 3 for a more dense and hot draw.
The Drag Mini is an easy to use and reliable device that not only feels awesome to vape with, but looks awesome too. You can’t go wrong with the Drag Mini.
The Geekvape Aegis Mini is a smaller version of the excellent Aegis Legend 200W and it’s built to be just as powerful and durable. With a military-grade shockproof system as well as IP67 water and dust resistance, the Aegis Mini is one of the most durable and reliable box mods you can buy.
The Aegis Mini is powered by a large 2200mAh built-in battery that can be recharged from 0-80% in only 30 minutes. This extremely fast charging means that when your battery does die, you’ll be back to vaping in no time. The Aegis Mini uses Geekvapes AS-80 chipset and, while it isn’t anything fancy like a DNA or Yihi chip, it delivers reliable performance and just as many battery safety features. The Aegis Mini will fire at up to 80W in power mode and from 200-600F in TC mode
Another great feature on the Aegis Mini is its rocker-styled fire button. This ergonomic design makes it very easy to fire and the Aegis Mini is comfortable to hold as well. Overall, the Aegis Mini is a reliable and powerful box mod that delivers a solid vaping experience.
The Strider is a simple but highly functional single battery box mod from Asvape, and comes in six unique finishes. Known for their high-quality, fancy tanks and mods, Asvape made the Strider luxurious, but a little more reserved. Capable of using either a 26650 battery or 18650 battery with an adapter (included), the Strider can offer some pretty impressive usage time.
Featuring the famous VO Tech chip, the Strider is an extremely capable vape mod. The Strider will fire at up to 75W in power mode, 212-572F in TC mode, and features Variable Power Control & Bypass mode. With a 0.91” OLED display and three button operation, the Strider displays essential vaping information and is easy to use.
With low battery voltage protection, low resistance protection, and reverse polarity protections, to name a few, the Strider is very safe to use and is perfect for any vaper. For these reasons and more, the Asvape Strider sits comfortably on our list of best vape mods 2019.
The Wismec Reuleaux RX Mini is a great box mod, and while it is a single battery box mod, it’s an integrated 2100mAh battery. This means that you won’t have to worry about purchasing an external battery or charger. The compact form factor in the smallest in the RX series, and is easy to carry around.
The Reuleaux RX Mini features Wismec’s latest small form factor chipset and is capable of firing at up to 80W in power mode, 200-600F in TC mode, and is capable of Bypass mode as well. The RX Mini has a three-button control interface, and also features a bright OLED screen that displays essential vaping information.
The RX Mini is a great low-powered device for anyone looking for a portable vape mod. The only negative about this box mod is that the adjustment buttons are located on the bottom of the device, but it isn’t really that big of a deal.
Best Dual Battery Box Mods
For the successor to one of the most popular box mods of all time, Voopoo took everything that made the Drag amazing and made it even better. The Drag 2 features a familiar aesthetic to the original Drag but has been improved with more durable paint, new unique resins, and a sturdier battery door. If you loved the original Drag, you’re going to love the Drag 2.
Powered by the new GENE FIT Chip the Drag 2 will fire at up to 177W in Power mode, from 200-600°F in Temperature Control mode, and is also capable of TCR. Interestingly, the Drag 2 features a mode called “FIT” mode. This gives you three different options for draw strength, with FIT 1 being the weakest draw, and FIT 3 being a denser draw. FIT mode makes it very simple to just start vaping, without having to worry about fiddling with wattage or voltage and is thus perfect for new vapers.
The Drag 2 is a dual battery mod and as such will take two 18650 batteries to function. While it can be charged using the MICRO-USB port on the front of the device, I would highly suggest getting yourself a good external battery charger. Overall, the build-quality and performance of the Drag 2 are hard to beat. Definitely one of best dual battery box mods of 2019.
Simple yet effective, the Druga Foxy is one of the most convenient dual battery box mods around. Produced by Augvape, the Foxy is capable of wattage mode up to 150W or voltage mode from 0.5V to 6.5V. While it may not have all of the features and functions of other dual battery mods, the Foxy makes up for with its battery efficiency and reliable output.
But what’s neat about the Druga Foxy is its unique quick release 510 connector. This quick release allows you to quickly attach or detach your atomizer with just the press of a button, great for using different tanks/flavors. The fire button is large and comfortable to use, while the adjustment buttons are hidden underneath a magnetic IML panel. This keeps the aesthetics of the Druga Foxy neat and clean while still allowing you to adjust your wattage or voltage.
Sometimes, less is more. So if you’re mainly a wattage mode vaper, the Augvape Druga Foxy will suit you perfectly. In any case, the Foxy makes a great addition to any vapers collection.
For the ultimate in durability, the Aegis Legend is your mod. Built to be damn near indestructible, the Aegis legend features a rubberized exterior that not only looks good, but is both impact and water resistant as well. With military standard shock-proofing and an IP67 rating, the Aegis Legend can take a beating and still function perfectly afterwards.
A true powerhouse, the Aegis legend is capable of firing at up to 200W and takes dual 18650 batteries to function. Plus, the GeekVape chip is also capable of Temperature Control mode and TCR for a full set of options. In addition, the large rocker-style firing button on the Aegis Legend is extremely comfortable to use and makes vaping with the device a pleasure. A great choice for those working in rough environments, clumsy vapers — or both!
Everything you need and then some, the Innokin Proton is fully-loaded with features. With a large, full-color 1.45 inch screen and a beautiful, ergonomic form-factor, the Proton is a real contender for the nicest box mod of 2019 thus far. Instead of traditional buttons, the Proton uses a small joystick to more easily adjust the settings as well as a large fire bar for more comfortable vaping.
As previously mentioned, you get a full set of features with the Proton. It’s capable of Wattage mode up to 235W, Temperature Control from 200-600°F, Voltage mode from 1-7.5V, as well as TCR, Bypass, and Custom Curves. The Proton performs marvelously in all-modes and will deliver true-power all the way up to its maximum ranges. Plus, it’s got noticeably better battery efficiency than most other box mods on the market. What more could you want from a dual battery box mod?
The Luxe is the new flagship device from Vaporesso — and it’s their best device yet. The Luxe is a dual battery mod, and takes two 18650 batteries to function. Using an extremely responsive touch interface with haptic feedback, the Luxe is incredibly easy to use and configure and brings several new modes to the table.
In addition to Wattage mode up to 220W, the Luxe is also capable of Temperature Control, Bypass, and TCR. But it also comes with a few new modes for custom curves that are pretty neat. You can customize your curve for wattage, voltage, and even temperature. This adds more control over your vaping and can allow you to find a new draw that you really like.
The Luxe will display your current wattage or temperature, coil resistance, individual battery life, puff counter, voltage, puff time, and a real time clock. All of this is displayed nicely and neatly on the crisp 2 inch display.
Powerful and good looking, the Asmodus Minikin 2 is a dual 18650 battery, touch screen vape mod. Simple but elegant, the Minikin 2 is available in over a dozen different colors and also features an easy to use touchscreen menu system with physical fire button.
The Minikin 2 is powered by the asMODUS GX-180-HT chipset and is capable of firing at up to 180W in power mode, and from 212-572F in TC mode. The Minikin 2 also features an intuitive 1 inch touchscreen display that works flawlessly & relays essential vaping information.
With it’s great power mode, numerous battery safety protections, and rubberized painted finish, the Asmodus Minikin 2 is a great, durable, dual 18650 vape mod.
The Revenger is a gorgeous dual 18650 battery box mod and is available in seven different colors. It features a large glass front with an integrated 0.96 inch display, real time clock, and also has a puff counter.
The Vaporesso Revenger uses the OMNI Board 2.0 chipset and will fire at up to 220W in power mode, from 200-600F in TC mode, and is capable of TCR and Bypass mode as well. The Revenger is controlled using three physical navigation buttons, and one large firing button.
With smart VW, the Revenger can automatically set the recommended output. While it is quite good, you will probably find yourself changing the setting by just a little bit so that it’s perfect for you. And worry not, the Revenger is designed with a variety of protection features built-in.
Wismec’s Reuleaux RX GEN3 is a modern, high-end, dual 18650 battery box mod. The RX GEN3 is the third iteration in the Reuleaux line of vape mods, and features sleek lines and ergonomic curves for a comfortable look and feel. Available in six different colors, you’re sure to find one you like. We found the gloss finishes are quite attractive.
Using Wismec’s own chipset, the device is firmware upgradeable and loaded with features. The RX GEN3 will fire at up to 230W in power mode, from 200-600F in TC mode, and features a large 1.3” OLED display. The GEN3 is controlled using two adjustment buttons located just under the screen of the device, and features a large, oversized firing button.
Well-manufactured, and smaller, lighter, and more ergonomic than previous generations, the RX GEN3 is a great dual battery vape mod to have.
A design that some will love and others will hate, the Smoant Ranker is a powerful dual battery box mod with a bold appearance. Featuring a snakeskin-like pattern on the grip handle, the Ranker stands out and really makes a statement.
Powered by the Ant218 v2 chipset, the Smoant Ranker is capable of outputting up to 218W in power mode, from 200-600F in TC mode, and comes with a colored 1.3” IPS HD display. A standout feature of the Ranker is the ability to choose from 10 different backgrounds for the display, or to display a clock face.
The Ranker 218 is an affordable and powerful box mod that rivals the best on the market, and will satisfy both beginning and experienced vapers looking for a new device.
The Smoant Cyclon is one of the best dual 18650 box mods on our list and is very similar to the Smoant Ranker, albeit with a different body style. The Cyclon sports a rugged and robust chassis design that is wrapped with beautiful leather. Sadly, there are only two colors to choose from, black or brown, so the options are a little limited. However, if you’re after performance and can look past the exterior, you won’t be disappointed.
Similar to the Ranker, the Cyclon uses the powerful Ant218 V2 chipset which is capable of firing at up to 218W in power mode. The Ranker will fire from 200-600F in TC mode, and also features a large 1.3” IPS HD display. The display is customizable, and there are ten wallpapers to choose from.
With two adjustment buttons and one large oversized firing button, the Cyclon is easy to control and vape with, and includes a number of battery protection features. All-in-all, the Smoant Cyclon is truly one of the best regulated box mods 2019.
The Vaporesso Switcher is one of the best rated box mods around, and definitely one of the best looking. Constructed from high-quality zinc alloy materials, the Switcher is solid and gives users the option of switching the case for added personalization. If you get bored, just switch it up.
Featuring the OMNI Board 2.6 chipset, the Switcher is highly functional and includes smart VW mode, Bypass mode, a real time clock, and a 0.91” OLED display. The Switcher will fire at up to 220W in power mode, from 200-600F in TC mode, and has an oversized firing button for increased ease of use.
The Vaporesso Switcher is one of the most popular box mods for a reason, and its superb performance and complete set of features make it a great box mod to have in your collection.
The SMOK MAG is a new vape mod from SMOK that features an all new and quite unique chassis design and an upgraded UI with detailed vaping data. Aggressively designed, the MAG has a recognizable aesthetic that is both visually appealing and highly functional at the same time. Available in a variety of different colors, you’re sure to find one you like.
Built with SMOK’s newest chipset, the MAG is firmware upgradeable, preheat functionality, and a vibrant 1” vibrant OLED display. The MAG will fire up to 225W in power mode, from 200-600F in TC mode, and has a full suite of battery protection features built in.
One important thing to note is that the SMOK MAG is made in two different versions, with the screen placed differently to accommodate either right-handed or left-handed users. Make sure you order the right one!
Geekvape are known for their high quality devices, and the Blade is no different. Beautiful and lightweight, each Blade has a unique coloring and patterning which means that no two Blade’s are alike. The Blade is a dual battery regulated mod, and is meant to be used with either two 20700 or 21700 batteries. You have the option of using 18650 batteries by using an adapter (sold separately), but you’ll get more juice out of the 2*700’s.
Featuring the new and upgraded AS chipset, the Blade will fire at up to 235W in power mode, from 200-600F in TC mode, and features VPC and Bypass mode as well. The durable 0.91” OLED color display provides essential vaping information, and is easy to read.
The Blade is controlled using two buttons located just under the screen, and features an oversized firing button for easier use. If you’re looking for one of the best 200W+ box mods, the Geekvape Blade will deliver excellent performance.
The SMOK X-PRIV has a large, glass front with the OLED display embedded seamlessly underneath. Elegantly designed and with a large and unique 2” display, the X-PRIV displays vaping information on an easy to navigate and nicely designed UI.
The X-PRIV uses SMOK’s in-house chip, and is capable of firing at up to 225W in power mode, from 200-600F in TC mode, and features preheating, as well as a three setting output mode. Comfortable to hold and easy to use, the X-PRIV is a high quality, dual battery box mod that delivers the performance that you would expect from a SMOK product.
With a puff monitoring system, 12-second firing cutoff, short-circuit protection, overheating protection, and over-discharge protection, the SMOK X-PRIV crushes it as a great regulated box mod.
What Is A Vape Mod?
Quite simply put, a vape mod or a box mod houses one or more batteries, and is the power source from which the atomizers draws power. Most box mods literally have a boxy, rectangular design, but you’ll find plenty of vape mods that are more rounded, or even tube shaped. In any case, a box mod is a power source that usually has a variety of customization features built-in.
Generally, all box mods feature a “fire” button which must be pressed in order to vape. Pressing the button will deliver power to your coil, vaporize your ejuice, and thus produce that sweet, sweet, vapor. Different types of box mods will have varying levels of power capabilities and functionalities, and most regulated box mods include screens that display useful vaping information as well as the ability to adjust your wattage.
The Different Types Of Box Mods
When it comes to vape mods and box mods, there are a few different types. To begin, there are regulated box mods, and then there are unregulated/mechanical box mods.
- Regulated Box Mods: In a regulated box mod, you’ll get a chip that will regulate the power that is being drawn from your batteries. This chip will also ensure that you’re never drawing above a safe level from your batteries, and will mean less chances of something going wrong when you’re vaping.
Not only this, but most regulated mods have the ability for you to change your wattage, and most mods include temperature control modes as well. With a display for essential vaping information or to tell you if something has gone wrong, regulated box mods are the way to go.
- Unregulated/Mechanical Box Mods: In an unregulated or mechanical box mod, there is no chip regulating the draw from your batteries, and so you better be sure that you know what you’re doing, and know Ohm’s law as well. If you’re not careful, batteries can explode and you can get seriously hurt. You have to make sure that you’re using batteries that are properly rated for the current that you’ll be drawing, and ensure that you aren’t building too low. There are no screens on mechanical mods, and no way to adjust your wattage. The power you get depends on your build, and for these reasons and more, unregulated and mechanical mods are meant for more advanced users. Beginners or those unfamiliar with battery safety should not attempt to use a mechanical mod until they’ve properly educated themselves on the subject.
- Single Battery Box Mods: Single battery box mods are great because they’re usually smaller, lighter, and easier to hold and carry than their dual battery counterparts. However, keep in mind that a single battery can only provide so much battery life, and will drain quickly if you’re vaping at high wattages.
- Dual Battery Box Mods: While usually a bit heavier and larger than single battery mods, dual battery box mods offer the advantages of longer battery life, increased power, and sometimes increased functionality. Some dual battery vape mods have the ability to fire at over 200W.
Which Vape Mod Should You Choose?
Which vape mode you should choose depends on a couple of different factors:
Experience: As previously mentioned, mechanical and unregulated box mods are not meant for beginners, so if that’s you, you might want to go with one of the regulated box mods on our list that feature battery protection features. If you’re a more advanced vaper, you’ll probably be fine with any of the box mods on our list.
Preferences: What you want your vape mod to look like and how you want it to perform are definitely deciding factors in choosing a box mod. Some box mods on our list are built with temperature control mode, some with bypass, and some with preheat functionality. The features that you’re looking for and how powerful you want your mod to be will be key. Also, if you’re planning on using some extremely low builds, you’ll want to check our chart for the minimum accepted atomizer resistance.
Price: Not all box mods are built alike, and if you want to get some of the more exotic resin or wood finishes, be prepared to shell out a little extra. Additionally, mods that use the DNA chipset are likely to be more expensive because of it, but will deliver great performance. There are great box mods out there for every price point, depending on what you want.
What Is Temperature Control Mode on a Box Mod?
Temperature control mode allows you to preset a value in Celsius or Fahrenheit that your coil temperature will not exceed. The result is a vaping experience that is free of dry hits, as your mod will monitor your coil temperature and adjust or cut off power until your coil is again below the set temperature.
What is Bypass Mode on a Box Mod?
Bypass mode on a regulated mod is an interesting feature, and allows the user to use their mod as if it were unregulated. Instead of setting the power to the coil yourself, as you would normally, the power output is determined by the batteries state of charge and atomizer resistance. This mode is as close in functionality as you can get to a mechanical mod while using one that is regulated, and is great if you don’t want to mess around with the settings. As always, just be sure that your batteries are safely rated for the current that you’ll be drawing.