I apologize ahead of time for the long post. With the holidays just around the corner, a lot of us are looking for that perfect or cutting edge gift for our loved ones. Do not fear! T-bone is here with some awesome gift ideas for every vaper on your list. I have either used theses items personally or, as a hobbyist myself, reeeeeeaaaallllllly want one. Please keep in mind that vapor products are intended for use by those 18 and older. It is unlawful to purchase these products for a minor and could result in extensive fines or jail time. Now that I’ve said my part to appease the lawyers, let’s get to the good stuff.
We’re going to start off with some hardware and kits for that person on your list that is looking to start vaping or get away from those dried leaves wrapped in paper, with or without a filter on the end, that you need a lighter to use, and is usually purchased at a gas station (legally I can’t outright say the word, but I think you get the picture.) Anywho, here are some great ideas for those that fall into this category:
eLeaf iJust 2 – A very simple sub-ohm starter kit that is basically a fill your tank and go kind of kit. There is no need to worry about having to teach someone any complicated control system, it’s just 5 clicks of the fire button on and 5 clicks off. This 2600 mAh battery sports a spring loaded 510 connection, a resistance rating of .3 ohms, and a 5.5 mL tank as part of the kit. The battery has short circuit protection, low voltage protection, and overcharge protection. This kit would be perfect for someone that is new to vaping as all they would have to worry about is keeping the battery charged, changing the coil when it goes bad, and filling the tank.
Wismec Venti – Extremely similar to the iJust 2, the Venti operates exactly the same and because of that I recommend this for the same reasons. It is arguably easier to use than the iJust simply because, thanks to the extra width, you don’t have to worry about squeezing anything into the tank. You can just pour your liquid into the tank. With that said, the battery life of the Venti is 3000 mAh and the tank capacity is 5.8 mL
Kanger Subox Mini – This little single 18650 device comes with a Subtank mini and has an output of up to 50 Watts. Even though it uses an 18650, there is no need to worry about also purchasing a charger as this mod has micro USB pass-through charging. Meaning that not only can you charge the battery from the mod, but you can use it while it is being charged. This device is stable down to a resistance of .3 ohms. I would recommend this kit for people of all skill levels, as the device is super easy to use.
Next are some of the best sub-ohm tanks on the market right now. The tanks on this list offer a variety of experiences and fall into a variety of price ranges, but these are my favorites.
Uwell Crown – The first tank to hit the market without kanthal as the standard wire in its coils. The Crown Tank uses food grade stainless steel wire or nickel wire in its coils. The stainless steel offers a completely different experience than typical kanthal, the main difference being that stainless steel can be used in both regular wattage mode and temperature control mode. With the added top fill, this tank is a simple one to use.
Sense Cyclone and Herakles Plus – With the unique airflow that both of these tanks bring to the table, there is no way I could keep them off of this list. The flavor and ease of operation with top fill and a way to prevent the coil from flooding when filling up are what always bring stick out to me when I talk about these tanks.
Steamcrave Aromamizer RDTA – This true dripper tank combines the ease of a tank with the flavor and vapor production of an RDA without have to mess with it every few hits. The deck is super easy to build on and there is even an option between a two post or three post deck. If you are looking for a gift for a hobbyist that drives a lot, this is it.
Smok TFV4 – With all of the tanks out there with only two or three options for coils, things can seem a bit stagnant. This is not the case with the TFV4’s 6 coil options. With options like a dual coil and nickel coil and for the adventurous there are the sextouple and clapton coils. This 5mL tank has top fill and is a great tank for anyone that likes options.
Now to my favorite part of the list, mods and RDAs! This last section of the list is geared specifically towards vape enthusiasts and hobbyists.
Wismec Indestructible RDA – With its deep juice well, unique airflow, and innovative wire traps, this RDA is a guarenteed hit with cloud chaser, build fanatics, and flavor enthusiasts alike. It’s simple, there is no other RDA like the Indestructible on the market right now. Jay Bo and Wismec hit it out of the park with this one.
Snow Wolf 200 Watt – While it has been out for a while, this mod will always be relevant strictly due to how good it looks. The Snow Wolf 200W is unrivaled in that field. With the advent of the DNA 200 chip, some may say that temp control up to 70 Watts is outdated, yet I don’t know anyone that would turn their nose up to it when given one as a gift. The sexiness of this mod will make it a welcome addition to anyone’s collection.
Wismec Reuleaux DNA 200 and RX 200 – The Reuleaux is honestly the best DNA 200 device out right now in my opinion. All DNA 200 devices are pretty much the same and have battery life that is pretty meh. The Reuleaux changed that with its triple 18650 design. The RX 200 is no different from the original Reuleaux other than the fact that the chip it uses is made by Wismec and not the Evolve chip, significantly dropping its price.
There are many more products that would make perfect gifts for your friends and loved ones, but these are just my personal favorites. And, as always, you can pick up all of these fine products in store, Monday through Saturday this holiday season. If your favorite didn’t make the list, leave a comment and let me know. If you want to see some other products that didn’t make the list but are, “T-bone Approved,” stop by the shop sometime and talk to me about it.
This is T-bone at AGV, wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Keep your batteries safe and your juice flowing.
Keep chucking, until next time.