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Best Beginners Vape Kit

Best Beginners Vape Kit


A vape starter kit is simply any e-cigarette device that is simple to use and helps users transition into the world of vaping with ease. They tend to have limited to no customisable settings and the knowledge of vaping required by the user is relatively low. Characteristics of a starter kit include: 

  • MTL Vaping – Traditional Cigarette Style Draw
  • Small & Compact
  • Compatible With Both Low & High Nicotine Strength E Liquids
  • No Frills
  • Effective Nicotine Delivery System 

When shopping for e-cigarettes and starter kits, you are spoilt for choice and for beginners shopping online, it can be confusing and time consuming. Nearly every vape hardware brand offers a large selection of starters kits due to the growing nature e-cigarettes. People have also started to move away from larger, cloud producing devices and moved onto smaller and more compact solutions. These types of kits generally fall into the scope of beginner vape kits.

To make it easy for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best starter kits that are currently available from leading and trusted brands, including Aspire, OXVA, Vaporesso, TECC & Geekvape.

Best Beginners Vape Kit

The OXVA Xlim Pod Series

The OXVA Xlim Pod Series currently consists of 4 variations:

  • OXVA Xlim Kit
  • OXVA Xlim SE
  • OXVA Xlim SE Boost Kit
  • OXVA Xlim SQ Kit
  • OXVA Xlim Kit (Version 2)

This particular series has become very popular and whichever one you decide to go for, they all offer a solution that is simple, compact & easy to understand. There is no need for coil changes, unlike traditional starter kits. Instead, the Xlim Pods have a prefixed coil within them and once the coil reaches the end of its useful life, you simply dispose of the pod and replace it with a new one. Setting up a new pod for first time use is simpler and less messier than changing coils.

The market is flooded with open pod systems, but the Xlim series gets a good reputation because it offers performance as well. Whilst these small pod devices are not necessarily flavour producing kits, the flavour produced by the Xlim pods is extremely good. They really help to bring out the true flavour of your e-liquid.

OXVA Xlim Series


  • Easy to Setup
  • Limited Knowledge of Vaping Required
  • Great Flavour
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Minimal Leaking
  • Switch Between MTL & DL Vaping
  • Long Coil Life


  • Slight Pod Connectivity Issues Over Time – However Same Applies to Most Devices
  • Less Efficient in Terms of E Liquid Usage Compared To Other Starter Kits

The Aspire PockeX Kit

The Aspire PockeX Kit has been around for a while now and some may argue that it is a little dated compared to other devices. However, the flip side of this argument is that both new and existing vapers still gravitate towards it and rely on it as their main e-cigarette. It has stood the test of time and continues to perform well. In most cases, it can effectively help you stop smoking and start vaping, making the transition as hassle free as possible.

Aspire PockeX Kit


  • Tried & Tested – Stood The Test of Time
  • Good Availability of Coils – Most Vape Shops Should Stock The PockeX Coils
  • Good Flavour
  • Cigarette Shaped Drip Tip


  • Glass Tube Is Susceptible To Smash
  • Coil Changes Are Required
  • Older USB Mini Charging Port
  • Coil Life Can Be Questionable at Times

The Vaporesso XROS Series

The Vaporesso XROS Series is loved by vapers all over the UK. Similarly, to the Xlim Series, it requires no coil changes and is compatible with e-liquids and nic salts that have a 50/50 ratio. The maximum nicotine strength it supports is 20mg.  

The Xros series has a smaller airflow system compared to some of the other starter kits. This is perhaps better for beginners as the draw itself feels closer to a traditional cigarette.

Vaporesso Xros


  • Easy & Simple
  • Natural Mouthpiece
  • Good Variety of Pods
  • Traditional Vape Experience


  • Overstated Claims by The Manufacturer
  • Mouthpiece Can Become Hot After Continuous Vaping
  • Fast Auto Cut Off
  • No Airflow Control On Mini Series

The Aspire Favostix

The Aspire Favostix Kit is an open pod system and was one of the first to allow users to adjust their wattage on small pod kit. The Favostix provides everything you would expect from an Aspire Kit in terms of performance, reliability, draw and flavour quality. The Favostix can easily be overlooked online, it didn’t receive the push or hype like some of the other pod systems got but at the same time, long time industry professionals and experienced vapers recognise Aspire as an established and reliable brand and most likely would recommend it.  

Aspire Favostix


  • Adjustable Wattage
  • No Coil Changes Required
  • Two Pod Variations – MTL & RDTL
  • Type C Charge


  • Slight Auto Firing Issues On Some Batches
  • Flavour Production Not As Good As Some Competing Brands
  • No Airflow Control 

Disposable Vaping – A Quick Note

Disposable vapes have become extremely popular and do offer a few benefits of their own. For example, zero knowledge of vaping required, no maintenance and no setup required. If you are in two minds about if you should give vaping a go, disposables can help you trial vaping before committing to a longer-term device. However, as a regular solution, we do not recommend them. They are very hard to dispose of and create environmental issues. Moreover, they are cheaper than traditional cigarettes but a lot more expensive than owning your own vape device.

If you do want to purchase a disposable vape, click here, or visit a reputable vape shop. 

E Liquid Suitability 

All the devices mentioned in our list are compatible with nic salts and freebase nicotine e liquids that have a 50/50 ratio. Click here for nic salts and click here for freebase e liquids. 


Choosing your first vape device can be a little difficult and it may be better to get support from a vape expert before you purchase your first starter kit. Getting the first step right is key to ensuring a smooth move to e-cigarettes. Every user has different requirements and different preferences and therefore, there is no one solution for all. The list and guidance we have provided above can help you choose your first vape device. However, if you need more assistance, pop up on our chat or visit your local Dragon Vapour store.

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