All the Best Vape Pens for Beginners in the UK (2019)

We’re not entirely sure how vapes, or e-cigarettes, became part of the tech genre, but apparently they are — as evidenced by all the invites we get to vape launches at fancy locations on Big Tobacco money.

But if you’re new to the world of vaping, where do you start? You don’t want to spend the equivalent of several packets of cigarettes on an e-cig that turns out to be rubbish, do you? No, you don’t. So if you’re just dipping a toe into the world of e-liquids (that’s the stuff inside the vape — the e-cigarette turns it into lovely vapour for you to inhale, hence the name ‘vape’ — it’s a vaporiser), start here, with Gizmodo UK’s guide to the best vaping starter kits.

The things we smoke for you, eh?

1. Juul Starter Kit, £29.99

Juul has quickly become one of the best-known names in UK vaping, and for good reason. Like a restaurant that’s been given the Gordon Ramsay treatment, Juul keeps its product selection trim and easy-t0-understand, and this affordable starter kit includes everything you need to become a vapist (note: do not call yourself this).

Inside the kit, you get the Juul e-cigarette, which is not especially beautiful but it is easy to operate. It comes with a USB charging dock and four pods of liquid so you can start figuring out which flavour you like best: Mango Nectar, Royal Creme, Golden Tobacco or Glacier Mint. All four are at 1.7% nicotine strength.

2. MyBlu Vape Pen Starter Kit, £9.99

A very straightforward vape, this — rather than refilling the liquids yourself, they come in little pods that you click in, like cartridges in a fountain pen.

Again, it’s not especially lovely to look at, but it charges up quickly with the included USB charger. You get a single pod of tobacco e-liquid with it, so if you want to try some more flavours you’ll need to buy those separately at £5.99 each.

3. Vype ePen 3 Starter Kit, £9.99

Available in five colours and with a smart, not-obviously-a-vape design, the Vype ePen 3 is another good choice for beginner vapeurs. You get two ‘caps’, aka cartridges: one Blended Tobacco and one Crisp Mint. There are about a billion more flavours in the online shop if you want to pick up some different ones to try at the same time (what does Indigo taste like?!).

The USB charger is included and the flavour caps click in and out really easily, making it ideal for newbies.



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