Even three years ago, you could tell the difference if you used a more expensive mod. High-end products made more enjoyable, more continuous and more satisfying vapour. This is no longer true, thanks to progress by manufacturers. Vape quality is no longer determined by price. More expensive mods do have better exterior finishes, and tend to be made of higher quality materials, or at least more expensive plastics. Of course a handmade wooden mod, or one made of titanium is going to be expensive. But that doesn’t mean it’ll vape better. Here are our recommendations for the mods that give the best value for money, the perfect vape and amazing pleasure for their price!
Progress in vaping in 2019
There have always been vapes on sale for less than 60 Euro. But these are now really good! Mods in this price bracket can now compete with models that were twice the price a couple of years ago, and now give a brilliant vaping experience.
- The more expensive, the better?
- So why spend more?
- Are more expensive vapes more reliable?
- A strict selection
It’s true most of the time, when it comes to the materials used or the finish. In spite of some exceptions, the overall quality of mods has improved dramatically in recent years. Classic products these days are more like previous top of the range products in terms of workmanship.
But this is far from true when it comes to vape quality. Manufacturers are now very good at making them, and our tests rarely turn up a bad mod. You don’t have to spend more to get a better vape. Yes, there are still differences, but those aren’t directly related to mod prices.
Vape quality aside, a mod is something you hold in your hand all the time. For some people, the details of the mod itself are important. A watch made by a watchmaker doesn’t tell the time any better than a basic watch. But some people prefer to use a handmade watch to tell the time and they’re willing to pay for it.
It’s exactly the same with vaping, but with price differences that can be just as surprising. Vaping can be an luxury to savour, but from a strictly functional point of view there’s no difference at all.
Absolutely not, for two reasons. The first is that brands are now well established, and know that the return rate of defective mods is a critical selection criteria for stores. Bad products won’t last long in such a competitive market.
The second is simply that the electronics in a mod are simple, and are much more basic than in a smart phone, for example. Production methods have been perfected, problems overcome and the entire manufacturing process is reliable. Needless to say, when this is not the case our tests take no prisoners.
Even so, pricing can impact the results of our tests, for example, when we review decorative details. It seems reasonable to have different expectations from models that are twice the price. But that only applies to the aesthetic details and bears no relation to the functionality or reliability of the model.
When it comes to buttons that are loose in their housing, finishes that wear over time, and of course the quality of the vape produced, our tests are strict – whatever the price.