A beginner’s guide to vaping, which brand is best for me?

When getting started in Vaping, choosing the right brand for you can be a complex task.

In recent years pod-based vaping has taken off around the world, with hundreds of different brands available on the market it can be difficult to know where to start. After helping thousands of customers make the switch to a sustainable alternative, we know what to look for when choosing your first vaping brand. So, we've put together this handy beginner’s guide to vaping.

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There are a few things to consider when buying your first Vape.

Taking into consideration some key factors will help to ensure you make a good long-term decision and choose a vape that will support your lifestyle change for the long run.

Range of flavours

It's important to choose a vaping brand that offers a range of flavours that you think you will like. In the pod-vaping space most brands of pods are not compatible with other brands of devices, except for a select few such as The Jones and Plus Pods. Therefore, it's important to invest in a device that has flavours you think you will like. It might be important for you to select a brand that offers tobacco and menthol flavoured pods. If you are more of a sweet tooth then you may opt for a brand that offers fruity flavours such a Berry and Mango

Different Nicotine Strengths

Choosing a brand that has multiple Nicotine strengths available provides flexibility. Many brands offer a stepped approach to Nicotine strengths, taking you from a higher level such a 50mg/ml through to 0mg/ml, supporting you on your journey from start to end.

How much capacity each pod holds

Just like different sized cigarette packets, pods come in a range of different sizes and therefore puffs per pod. Depending on how much and how often you think you will vape, different brands may be more suitable than others. Some pods such as RELX Pods hold 1.9ml of e-liquid, whilst other brands such as Juul hold only 0.7ml.


For many people vaping is a long-term commitment. It's important to find a vaping brand that meets your budget. At Vapespot we stock a range of vaping brands across many different price points so there is something for everyone.

Customer reviews

If you are still unsure about which brand is right for you then customer reviews are a great source of information. All of our reviews are written by customers just like you, they are honest and real. You are sure to find a whole heap of good information about each brand here.

What is a good vape for beginners?

A great place to start as a beginner is with a Starter Kit because they include everything you need to get started with vaping. Starter kits typically include a device, pods, instruction manual and a charger.

What is a good vape to start with?

If you are unsure of which brand to start your vaping journey with, then look for a brand that offers a great range of flavours. Every person is different and the flavours you like may be very different to the flavours your friends like. A brand with a broad range of flavours will also give you lots of options to choose from should you ever get bored by some of your go to favourites.