As we roll into the new year, we look back on the success of several vape products that stood out the most in 2022 in terms of design and overall performance. Having a quality vape on hand is a vaping essential for starting off the new year right. In no specific order, here are some hand-picked products that we feel would be the perfect fit to kick off 2023.

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1. Vaporesso XROS 3 Pod System

Vaporesso’s crown jewel pod system from 2022 is none other than the XROS 3. This wonder of a device takes both previous versions of the XROS Pod Systems (XROS / XROS 2) and improves on the design while still maintaining full compatibility with the same pods for a no-brainer upgrade. The XROS 3 features an internal quick-charging, 1000mAh rechargeable battery via the new industry standard use of USB Type-C charging capabilities and Vaporesso’s signature AXON chipset for consistent voltage-based vapor output on each puff from its magnetically connected 2mL e-liquid capacity XROS pods. If you’re a fan of pod systems, Vaporesso, and convenience, the XROS 3 is your best bet.

2. Uwell Caliburn X / Caliburn A3 Pod Systems

Uwell has been a top contender in the pod system spectrum, and it would be blasphemy not to include 1, but 2 of their best products from their 2022 lineup: The Caliburn X and Caliburn A3 Pod Systems. The Caliburn series is best known for its amazing flavor output utilizing Uwell’s renowned Pro-FOCS flavor technology, and these 2 are no exception to that notion. Although both highly recommended pod systems from Uwell, they differ in some big ways. The Caliburn A3 is a simpler device featuring a slim chassis design with up to 15W of direct voltage based output, whereas the Caliburn X is a more sophisticated vaporizer capable of adjustable wattage from 5-20W with an integrated OLED display and an adjustable airflow switch. Whichever pod system you choose, they are both highly regarded here at Element Vape for their performance and overall designs.

3. Geek Vape B100 Aegis Boost Pro Max 21700 Kit

If you love pod systems and Geek Vape’s Aegis series devices, look no further as the B100 Aegis Boost Pro Max 21700 Kit is right up your alley. Whether you’re clumsy or rough with your personal items, the B100 can handle all the punches with its resilient IP67 rating for water, dust, and shock resistance. Not a fan of limited internal batteries? Not a problem, as this device houses replaceable high-amp 21700 batteries for lock n’ load battery reloads when you have multiple charged batteries in your arsenal ready at your disposal. Additionally, the B100 Aegis Boost Pro Max features 3 individual output functionalities including adjustable wattage from 5-100W, adjustable voltage from 0.8-8.5V, and temperature control from 200º-600ºF. Did we mention that this device also features a tri-airflow system? Well, it does, and it’s pretty awesome. 

4. Vandy Vape Pulse AIO.5 Kit

The translucent era is reminisced with the Vandy Vape Pulse AIO.5 Kit, taking you back to the early 2000’s where video game consoles and computers were decked out with semi-transparent, colorful chassis that allowed visibility to technology’s inner skeletons. Not only is the Pulse AIO.5 see-through, but it is also remarkably lightweight on its own, which is a great option for someone looking to lessen the load they carry on any given basis. This device is capable of housing a single high-amp battery of several size options including 18650, 20700, and 21700. Additionally, the AIO.5 is capable of multiple different output modes for maximum flexibility which includes temperature control, voltage mode, bypass mode, and smart mode. In any case, this is a great vaporizer to show off and offer you satisfying clouds while on the go. 

5. SMOK Nord 5 Pod System

The vaping brand giant that is SMOK is no stranger to introducing flagship vaporizers into the market, and their latest Nord rendition truly establishes that place marker. The SMOK Nord 5 is just the latest version of the Nord lineup, and offers an updated design with a zinc-alloy chassis construction, a quality leather-grip panel, and top-of-the-line comfortability right in the palm of your hand. This device is a perfect fit for any pod system enthusiast where form-factor, durability, and performance are key to being a daily driver. Freely adjust power output via the adjustment buttons and visually see current output information on the 0.69” OLED display. If you are looking for a device that intrigues your vaper friends to implore you for a hit, the Nord 5 is a great contender in our opinion. 

6. Geek Vape L200 Classic Starter Kit

Looking for a heavy duty rig? Feast your eyes on the Geek Vape L200 Classic Starter Kit, which is a bit on the bulkier-side, but for good reasons. This vaping monster of a device houses 2 jumbo sized 20700 / 21700 batteries for distinctively longer battery life than your usual run-of-the-mill box mods, and can even support standard 18650 batteries with the included battery adapter sleeves. The L200 is capable of several output configurations including adjustable wattage from 5-200W, adjustable voltage from 0-12V, temperature control, and bypass mode to mimic functionality of a mechanical mod with the added safety of its intelligent chipset to fire up the M series coils within the included Z MAX Tank. The Z MAX features a 4mL e-liquid capacity bubble glass with a press-fit coil connection and dual-slotted airflow slots integrated in the top of the tank with an adjustable airflow control ring. This robust device can even handle dust, spills and accidental drops with its IP67 rating so that you can spend less time worrying about breaking your vape and more time enjoying those luscious clouds. 

7. VOOPOO DRAG 4 Starter Kit

A little on the classier side? Presenting to you the VOOPOO Drag 4 Starter Kit, the latest Drag device equipped with a sleek design, zinc-alloy chassis construction, and beautiful resin panels that are true eye-catchers. From top to bottom, this device establishes elegance all around. Starting off with the included 4mL e-liquid capacity UFORCE-L Tank, this flavor intensive atomizer packs a punch with its utilization of PnP series coils for enhancing the flavor output of your favorite freebase e-liquids. In regard to the star of the show, the Drag 4 box mod is where the real magic happens. With adjustable wattage from 5-177W,  dual-18650 battery housing, and an integrated TFT display, this device brings life to your tank as well as producing as much or as little vapor output to your desire. The Drag 4 is without-a-doubt a pristine option in the vape game, and will definitely turn some heads when you’re out-and-about.

8. SMOK G-PRIV 4 Starter Kit

With every new rendition of SMOK’s G-PRIV, we take the time to admire and recognize all the improvements made from its predecessors. The G-PRIV 4 is just the latest version of this flagship device, and separates itself from the rest with its intuitive 2” touch screen display that cements its place in technology’s modern day era. Additionally, SMOK has immensely improved on its design with a slimmed-down chassis and leather-grip panel for greater comfortability right in the palm of your hand. You can enjoy several output configurations, activated from the G-PRIV 4’s accessible side-mounted firing-bar, including adjustable wattage from 5-230W, adjustable voltage from 0.5-8.2V, and temperature control from 200º-600ºF to maximize performance of the included TFV18 Mini Sub-Ohm Tank. Don’t let the term “mini” fool you, as this atomizer is big in every other way with a whopping 6.5mL e-liquid capacity bubble glass, superior stainless steel construction, dual-slotted airflow control, rotating top-fill system, and utilization of cloud enhancing TFV18 Mini mesh coils. The G-PRIV 4 is one of the most technologically advanced devices in the current market, and would be the obvious choice for any tech-savvy vaper in search of innovation. 

9. Vaporesso GEN 200 Starter Kit

Do you love box mods, but find the hefty weight to be a bit of a burden to carry around? The Vaporesso GEN 200 should bring you a breath of fresh air with its lightweight zinc-alloy chassis construction and textured grip exterior that considerably reduces the amount of weight in comparison to your average box mod. Despite being on a salad diet, the GEN 200 does not cut back on its ability to provide impressive performance via the integrated AXON chipset for consistent outputs. Capable of adjustable wattage from 5-220W, this device delivers on the power you can expect from a high-functioning mod that utilizes dual-18650 batteries. Additionally, the included iTank atomizer offers a generous 8mL e-liquid capacity bubble glass, sliding top-fill system, dual-slotted bottom airflow, and compatibility with GTi Mesh coils that brings out satisfying vapor from your e-liquid of choice. Although feeling as though you are carrying less in your pocket, the GEN 200 is a lot more than what reads on the scales.

10. HellVape Dead Rabbit V3 RTA x Geek Vape T200 Box Mod

If you’re in favor of building your own rig as opposed to a straight-up, all-included starter kit, we can help with that by putting together, what we feel, is an excellent setup to deliver on all the expectations of a vaping enthusiast. Our recommendation is to combine both the Geek Vape T200 Aegis Touch Box Mod and the Hellvape Dead Rabbit V3 RTA as this setup shines bright in state-of-the-art vaping technology as well as full customization in coil configuration building. We can even give this a neat little nickname as the “Dead200”! The Dead Rabbit V3 is a solid RTA constructed from durable stainless steel and offers 2 glass options including a 3.5mL straight glass and a 5.5mL e-liquid capacity bubble glass for higher volumes of your favorite juices. This rebuildable atomizer features a 4-deck terminal, postless build deck with side-mounted flathead screws to secure your custom or pre-built coil configurations. Additionally, the Dead Rabbit V3 is equipped with an integrated top-airflow control ring to fully tailor your vapor intake. Taking a look now at the Geek Vape T200 Box Mod, this device features an intuitive 2.4” TFT touchscreen display, adjustable wattage from 5-200W, temperature control from 200º-600ºF, and a bypass mode to take advantage of mechanical style vaping with the addition of protection features. The T200 offers a compact form factor with a leather grip and polished zinc-alloy chassis to give off that high-end style that complements its high-end performance. Take our word for it, this will be one of your favorite setups you’ve had in a while.