Get better flavor and a satisfying throat hit with these proven nic salt vapes
So, you’re serious about becoming a vaper, and you’re looking to kick that smoking habit for good. If you’ve heard that nicotine salt ejuices are the way to go, you’re on the right track. But what device should you use? Not all devices are meant to be used with nic salts, so that’s why we’ve put together this list of the best vapes for nicotine salts 2021.
The devices that we’ve chosen are perfect for use with nicotine salts, and are known as Pod Vapes. We’ve chosen these nicotine salt vapes based on their function, quality, performance, and appearance. So no matter which one you choose, you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting a great device for nicotine salts that will help you smoothly transition to vaping.
Best Vapes For Nicotine Salts 2021: The Best Flavor & Throat Hits
Whether you’re looking for a nic salt device that is draw activated or button activated, with refillable pods or with pre-filled pods or extremely portable and stealthy, we’ve got you covered. Here is our list of the best vapes for nicotine salts 2021.
The Caliburn G is everything you could want from a nic salt vape. It can deliver either a tight MTL draw or a loose MTL draw depending on which way the pod is inserted. The replaceable 0.8ohm coils are perfect for nic salts and work just as well with regular nicotine ejuices. Plus, the low output wattage of 15W means that the 690mAh battery provides long, all-day usage — even for heavy vapers.
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|2ml Eliquid Capacity|
|Draw Activated Firing|
The Caliburn G is a low-profile and light pod vape made by Uwell that hits just right for nicotine salts. It has a very skinny and slim profile that is ultra-portable and available in six different colors. The Caliburn G can deliver a tight MTL draw or a loose MTL draw depending on which way you insert the pod.
For such a small device, the Caliburn G packs a surprisingly large 690mAh battery and functions with both draw-activated firing as well as a single firing button.
The Caliburn G uses replaceable 0.8ohm coils in its pods. It fires at ultra low wattages that make it perfect for nicotine salts but it will also work just as well with regular nicotine ejuices. The refillable pods will hold up to 2ml of eliquid and are easily refilled by removing the dip tip.
The Caliburn G will fire at a maximum of 15W, however this wattage will decrease as the battery depletes. There’s an LED battery life indicator to let you know when it’s time to recharge.
For a simple yet effective nicotine salt vape, the Caliburn G is a device that doesn’t disappoint.
Flavorful, warm vape
Button or draw activation
Good battery life
1500mAh Battery Replaceable Coils Button Activated Firing
The Nord 2 is the follow up to one of the most popular nicotine salt vapes of all time. The biggest change from the original Nord is that the Nord 2 features a 0.69” OLED display as well as adjustable wattage up to 40W.
Its compact size and weighted feel make it comfortable to hold, while the curved mouthpiece keeps it comfortable to use. The Nord 2 includes two pods as well as two coils: a 0.8ohm coil that is suited for MTL-draw users and nicotine salts, and a 0.4ohm coil for DTL vapers and regular nicotine ejuices.
The Nord 2 is one of the most leak-resistant pod vapes around. It’s also extremely simple to fill; there’s a side port which is secured by a rubber plug to prevent leaking. The pods will hold up to 4.5ml of ejuice.
Plus, the Nord 2 houses a massive 1500mAh built-in battery that will definitely get you through a day of heavy vaping. Available in nine different designs, including resin & stabwood panel options, the Nord 2 is the ultimate combination of good looks and performance.
The Nord 2 beats out the competition and has solidified its place as one of the best pod vapes of 2021.
Super long battery life
Comes with 2 pod and 2 coils
Great throat hit with nic salts
Pod is hard to remove
Puff counter resets when you remove pod
800mAh Battery Replaceable Pods Draw Activated Firing
The Smok Novo X is a simple, no-fuss pod vape. It’s small, light, and comes in over 8 different designs including stabilizing wood and resin-like patterns. It’s an easy device and the wattage is adjustable up to 25W. To vape, just inhale on the mouthpiece.
The Novo X comes with two pods: a 0.8ohm mesh pod and a 0.8ohm dual coil pod. Both pods work great for nicotine salts or regular ejuices. However, the dual coil pod delivers stronger flavor while the mesh pod delivers more dense vapor.
Additionally, each pod will provide a different draw. The dual coil pod delivers a restricted mouth to lung draw while the mesh pod is a looser MTL vape. No matter which pod you use, the Novo X delivers excellent flavor and vapes like a champ.
If you’re worried about leaking, don’t be; the Novo X is designed to be leak-free. The pods are side filled for extra security and are built in a way that leaves nowhere for ejuice to leak from. The pods will hold up to 2ml of eliquid and are clear so it’s easy to see your ejuice level.
Just like the Novo 2, the Novo X packs the same, respectable 800mAh battery. This translates into 2-3 days of heavy vaping or longer if you’re a moderate vaper. The battery can be recharged quickly using the Type-C port for minimal downtime.
For anyone seeking a user friendly vape for nic salts, the Novo X is an excellent choice.
Pods wick great
Long battery life
Long pod life
Small & portable
Removing pods can be difficult
Non-replaceable coils (disposable pods)
4ml Eliquid Capacity
1800mAh Battery Replaceable Coils Button Activated Firing
We all know that Vaporesso makes great mods but they also make great vapes for nicotine salts too. The Luxe PM40 is a small and capable device that uses replaceable coils. It features Vaporesso’s ‘Turbo Boosting Tech’, a boost circuit that keeps the power output constant and the draw consistent, even as the battery dies.
You can adjust the wattage from 5-40W and there’s an airflow slider to adjust your draw. The versatility of the airflow on this device is definitely one of its most attractive features. Fully open the Luxe PM40 delivers a loose MTL draw that can be taken down to a very restricted MTL draw by closing the airflow.
The Luxe PM40 uses Vaporesso’s vast line of GTX coils so there are plenty of options to choose from. In the box you get two great coils: a 0.6ohm mesh coil and a 0.8ohm mesh coil. Both coils are the perfect resistance for nicotine salts but they also work great for vaping regular nicotine ejuices. They wick like a charm, even with high VG ejuices, and produce some of the best flavor you can get from a nicotine salt vape.
The 1800mAh battery will get you 2-3 days of vaping depending on the coil and wattage that you’re using. This means that you can expect to vape two to three full pods of ejuice before having to recharge.
Large 4ml pods
Adjustable wattage & airflow
Good battery life
Can’t use dropper bottle nozzles to fill
Fill port seeps if turned sideways/upside down
2ml Eliquid Capacity
690mAh Battery Replaceable Coils Draw Activated Firing
As an all-in-one nicotine salt vape for beginners, the Uwell Caliburn Koko Prime is perfect. It has a nice design, it’s simple to fill and use, and it delivers great flavor and clouds. It has a large 690mAh built-in battery for long, all-day usage and it’s also one of the most battery efficient pod vapes around. Not to mention that it’s super small which makes it easy to take around.
The Koko Prime uses replaceable coils and it comes with a 1.0ohm coil that will vape either regular nicotine ejuices or nic salt ejuices. Once the coil in the pod is burned out (after about 2 weeks of use) you just replace it with another coil. The coils are very affordable and this makes it a great device for those just getting into vaping.
The pods on the Koko Prime hold 2ml of eliquid. Your ejuice will last you a while too thanks to it’s low power output (the Koko Prime will fire at a maximum of 15W). The Koko Prime is also draw-activated so you don’t have to push a button to vape; just draw on the mouthpiece and it will start producing vapor.
The Koko Prime has a nice draw that isn’t too tight nor too airy and this will satisfy most beginner vapers who are looking to quit smoking. It’s really a great device. For its ease of use, great flavor and slick form factor, the Koko Prime easily makes our list of the best vapes for nicotine salts in 2021.
No leaking or other performance issues
Compact and lightweight
Long coil life
Great throat hit with regular or nicotine salt ejuices
Fill cap is hard to remove at first
Tight MTL draw may be too tight for those who liked the loose draw of the original Caliburn & Koko
|3.7ml Eliquid Capacity|
|Button Activated Firing|
Geekvape are known for their extremely durable devices and the latest addition to the Aegis lineup is the Aegis Boost. It keeps the same styling as the Aegis Legend & Aegis Mini mods and it’s waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. It also uses the same AS chipset.
The Aegis Boost is a small and light AIO device that uses a pod and replaceable coils. The pod will hold up to 3.7ml of eliquid and uses 0.40ohm or 0.60ohm coils. The 0.6ohm coil is perfect for nicotine salts and delivers a flavorful vape with a strong throat hit that is super pleasant and satisfying.
It’s got adjustable wattage up to 40W as well as an adjustable airflow control dial which can be set for either MTL or DTL vaping. It also has an ample 1500mAh built-in battery for long lasting battery life.
Solid build quality
Good battery life
Good throat hit
Dark tint on pod
Fill plug is hard to remove
|2ml Eliquid Capacity|
|Button or Draw Activated Firing|
The Vaporesso XROS was made with nicotine salt vaping in mind and it vapes like a champ. It’s very similar to Uwell’s Caliburn and in our testing, it performs even better.
It improves on all of the already great aspects of the Caliburn and features an adjustable airflow slider that lets you achieve anywhere from a loose MTL draw to a tight MTL draw. The flavor is also slightly better than the Caliburn. All around, the XROS is a super portable and very user friendly nicotine salt device.
The pods for the XROS are easily refillable and will hold up to 2ml of ejuice. The pods are easily removable and they attach to the battery magnetically. The XROS comes with two pods that are perfect for nicotine salts: a 1.2ohm pod and a 0.8ohm pod. The XROS also has a respectable 800mAh battery and features Type-C charging for fast charge times.
Leak free and discreet, the XROS is a prime pick.
Compact & portable
Adjustable for a loose mtl or tight MTL draw
Fast Type-C charging
Good battery life
Fill cap can be difficult to remove
Pod wiggles a little
2ml Eliquid Capacity
550mAh Battery Replaceable Coils Draw Activated Firing
The Freemax MaxPod is a small pod-style nicotine salt vape. It’s one of the easiest to use devices out there but it still performs at a high level. This super portable nic salt vape is draw activated and delivers some of the best flavor and performance available. Because the MaxPod works on a constant output voltage the draw stays consistent and doesn’t get weaker until the battery is nearly dead.
The MaxPod comes with two coils in the package: a 1.0ohm mesh coil and a 1.5ohm mesh coil. The 1.0ohm coil is a mesh coil with a wick made of 66.66% flax cotton & 33.34% organic cotton. Freemax states that this coil works best for nicotine salts between 20-30mg and for regular nicotine ejuices between 3-12mg. Because the Maxpod fires at a constant voltage output of 3.3V, this coil will fire at a constant 11W. This coil gives a nice MTL draw.
The 1.5ohm coil is also a mesh coil with a wick made of 44.44% flax cotton and 55.56% organic cotton. It’s best for nicotine salts between 30-50mg and for regular nicotine ejuices between 12-24mg. This coil will fire at a constant 8W and gives a tight MTL draw.
The mouthpiece on the pod is a duck bill shape that is very comfortable to use. Each pod will hold up to 2ml of eliquid and uses a deep silicone stopper to plug the fill port.
The MaxPod has a built-in 550mAh battery. It uses Micro-USB charging but still has quick recharge times; it takes just about 45mins to fully recharge. All-in-all, the MaxPod is certainly one of the best vapes for nicotine salts to be released in 2021.
Excellent flavor & MTL draw
Pocketable & portable
Dark tinted pod
Panels hold fingerprints
|2.5ml Eliquid Capacity|
|Button Activated Firing|
Wotofo is known as one of the best manufacturers of vape tanks in the industry. Now, they’ve translated that build-quality and flavor into a pod vape. The OFRF Nexmini is meant for MTL vapers and provides a tight MTL draw. It’s simple to use with no complicated menu to speak of, and features adjustable power from 1-30W so you can find just the right draw. This low power output works excellently with the included coils, which can be used for either regular nicotine or nicotine salt ejuices.
The Nexmini’s coils have a built-in airflow control ring that allows you to set the MTL draw to just how you prefer. This is anywhere from a ‘regular’ mouth to lung draw to a tight MTL draw that closely mimics the draw from a cigarette. The pod will hold up to 2.5ml of eliquid.
The Nexmini is sleek, portable, and comfortable to vape with. It packs an 800mAh built-in battery and uses USB Type-C charging for faster charging than most other nicotine salt devices on the market. The Nexmini is undoubtedly one of the most well-built and best performing nicotine salt vapes of the year.
Very lightweight (56g)
Pleasant MTL draw
Hits great with nicotine salts
Fast Type-C charging
Hard to fully fill pod
Airflow control ring is a bit loose
Only 2 coils available (both 0.6ohm)
800mAh Battery Replaceable Pods Draw Activated
It’s one of the newest additions to our list but the Vinci Pod has quickly become a favorite for nicotine salts. It’s a very easy device to get started with because it uses pods with built-in coils so you don’t have to fiddle with changing coils. There are also no settings to adjust because the Vinci Pod automatically sets the appropriate power output for the perfect draw.
The Vinci Pod comes with one 0.8Ω pod that will hold up to 2ml of eliquid. You can adjust the airflow by flicking the switch on the side of the device up for a tighter draw or down for a looser draw. Both settings are mouth to lung draws, like a cigarette, but the tighter setting more closely mimics the feeling.
When used with the included 0.8Ω pod, the high resistance and low output wattage of 15W will use less power than other lower resistance pod vapes. This means less ejuice used and longer battery life. The flavor and vapor quality from the Vinci Pod are top-notch and set the bar for other nic salt vapes.
One thing we love about the Vinci Pod is that the pods are transparent. This lets you see exactly how much ejuice you’re filling and allows you to check on your ejuice level as you vape. Nobody wants a dry hit!
Small & light
Excellent for nicotine salts
Great MTL or tight MTL draw
Flavor is great
Only comes with 1 pod
No pass-thru charging
What Makes These Devices The Best Vapes For Nicotine Salts?
Not all devices or tanks are meant to vape nicotine salts. Most device and tanks aren’t. The main reasons these devices are perfect for vaping nicotine salts is because of their high coil resistance and low wattage output, which results in a smooth draw. Other things that make the devices on our list perfect for vaping nicotine salts:
- Simple and Easy to Use
- Low Liquid Use (will save you eliquid)
- Low Power (won’t deliver too much nicotine)
- Easy to Maintain
- Mouth to Lung Draw (perfect for those transitioning to vaping.)
What are Nicotine Salts?
Nicotine salt is the same type of nicotine that you would find naturally in tobacco leaves. It isn’t possible to vape this form of nicotine by itself without extremely high temperatures, but the researchers at Pax Labs (the creators of the JUUL) discovered a solution — benzoic acid.
By carefully considering the conditions in which the nicotine salt would be vaped, such as temperature, the researchers at Pax Labs used benzoic acid to create a nicotine salt ejuice that delivers a high concentration of available nicotine that is more easily and readily absorbed into the bloodstream.
Benzoic acid also serves another important purpose in nicotine salts. While unpaired nicotine salts are naturally high in pH (acidic) and thus produce vapor that is harsh to inhale, benzoic acid reduces the pH of the nicotine salts while still providing a large amount of available nicotine.
The end result is a more satisfying vape, without the harsh throat hit that you would get with high freebase nicotine ejuices.
Benefits of Nicotine Salts
- More nicotine that is more quickly absorbed into the bloodstream: Compared to traditional freebase nicotine, nicotine salts deliver much more nicotine into your bloodstream much more quickly. This means that you’ll satisfy that nicotine craving a lot faster than you would using traditional freebase nicotine eliquids.
- Smoother hit at higher nicotine concentrations: Unlike the harsh throat hit from a high nicotine ejuice, nicotine salts deliver all the nicotine you need but in a smooth hit that doesn’t hurt.
- You’ll use less ejuice, and save more money: Because nicotine salts have a higher concentration of nicotine that is more quickly and more easily absorbed when compared to freebase nicotine ejuices, you’ll use less juice to get satisfied. In turn, you’ll be vaping less and going through less juice — it’s a win-win!
- You don’t need an expensive/powerful mod: Because nicotine salts are best vaped at lower wattages, you don’t need to have the most expensive or powerful mod in order to get the most out of them. A device like the Aspire Breeze is great for nicotine salts, and fires at 0.6ohms at a low wattage.
Are Nicotine Salts Safe?
From all of the information that we currently have available, nicotine salts appear to be as safe as traditional freebase nicotine. Because the nicotine will affect the body in the same way, there appears to be no difference in risks and effects.
However, there is one key difference from freebase nicotine eliquids, and that is benzoic acid. While benzoic acid is generally recognized as safe for ingestion and has a very low toxicity (benzoic acid occurs naturally in many foods such as: cranberries, prunes, plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and most berries), there isn’t much research concerning inhalation.
Despite this, nicotine salts are still going to be a much safer option than smoking cigarettes. If you’re currently struggling to stick with vaping traditional ejuice, you should still give nicotine salt ejuices a try.
One way that nicotine salts may possibly be safer than traditional freebase nicotine eliquids is that you inhale less vapor. Because you’re getting more nicotine with each draw, you won’t be vaping as much.
For more information, check out our full guide to nicotine salts.
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