As 2019 approaches, many people will be making the switch to vaping. With so many products on the market, it can be extremely difficult to find the right vape for you and even harder to find something that's beginner friendly. In order to make the change as smooth and successful as possible, we've put together a list of the best vape starter kits for 2019!

Juul device only starter kit

Yes, seriously. Even though the Juul is considerably more expensive than other options, it's small, light, incredibly easy to use, and might even be a little cheaper than buying cigarettes. The 5% nicotine salt in Juul pods provides a nicotine hit that's very similar to the nicotine that you get from the average cigarette, and with Juul introducing 3% nicotine pods, you'll even be able to wean yourself off of nicotine a little more effectively. Between its low skill requirements, familiar feel, and a small variety flavors to choose from, it can be extremely effective in helping you switch to vaping. As successful as the Juul has been though, there are still some inherent downsides.
Juul Cool Mint Pod
The pods are expensive and many users go through at least one pod a day, it uses a proprietary charger, the battery life is pretty short, the flavor isn't very impressive, there aren't many flavors to choose from, there are only two colors, the pods aren't refillable, and nicotine salts can be unpleasant and overpowering for a lot of people. Even still, the Juul remains an extremely popular choice for the first-time vaper.

2. Suorin Drop

Suorin Drop Colors

Taking second place is another pod system, but this one is subjectively and objectively better in every way. The Suorin Drop is still a small pod system like the Juul, but it has a more substantial battery that charges via micro USB, the pods are refillable, the flavor is actually quite good, the vapor production is impressive for its size, there are several colors to choose from, and it still utilizes auto-draw like the Juul, which means all you have to do to vape on the Drop is take a puff, plus there's no need to turn it on or off. The battery life is indicated by red and blue LEDs under the pod, the body of the device is quite sturdy and well-built, and it's easy to refill.
With refillable pods you get to choose your flavor from hundreds if not thousands of e-juice options, you get to choose your nicotine level in either freebase (regular) or salt nicotine, and you only have to replace the pod when it starts to taste burnt. I use freebase nicotine in mine and I get about a week and a half out of each pod, but coil life is a bit shorter with nicotine salts. Given that having options and being able to refill your pods means that you have to learn at least a little bit about how to use the Drop, it still takes second place behind the Juul for the best starter vape of 2019.
Sourin Air Colors
The Suorin Air is lighter and features a slightly larger battery with an on/off switch
The Suorin Air gets an honorable mention here, as it's essentially the same device, but with a few tiny differences. Between the Air and the Drop, it really just comes down to which one you like the look and feel of more.

3. Aspire Nautilus AIO

Aspire Nautilus AIO Colors

For third place, we're turning up the difficulty by adding a button and coil options. The Aspire Nautilus AIO is another pod-style system, but this one has replaceable coils beyond just being refillable. The tried-and-true Nautilus coils have been around for many years and have proven to provide excellent flavor, vapor production and coil life. There are several coils to choose from to get the experience you want, whether you want more vapor production, a tighter draw, more intense flavor, or even the new NS (nicotine salt) coil that's optimized for use with nicotine salts. The Nautilus AIO starter kit features a huge 4.5ml pod that holds more than twice as much as the Suorin Drop pods, and an impressive 1000mAh battery that provides more than three times the battery life of a Suorin Drop.
Aspire Nautilus AIO Replacement Pod Cartridge
The Nautilus AIO pods also feature adjustable airflow
The starter kit comes with the device, a pod, a charge cable, a set of replacement seals, and two coils, one being the 1.8 ohm NS coil and one being a standard 1.8 ohm coil. It comes with a dust cap to keep your vape clean, and the pods are replaceable in case they get worn out, broken or lost. 
Plus, the replacement pods come with a new dust cap and a coil!
Aspire Nautilus 1.8 ohm Replacement Coil Atomizer
The Nautilus coils cost less to replace than either the Juul or Drop pods and tend to last considerably longer. The Nautilus AIO also charges through a micro USB port and uses blue and orange lights to indicate battery life. The fact that it requires the press of a button to vape and introduces the complicated world of coil options puts it firmly in third place as quite possibly the best, though least user-friendly starter kit we've covered so far.

4. SMOK Stick Prince Baby

SMOK Stick Baby Prince Kit Colors

Now we're literally turning up the heat! In fourth place is the Stick Prince Baby starter kit from SMOK. Maybe you've got a friend that vapes and has some high-powered cloud chuckin' beast of a vape or maybe you just feel like jumping in head first, but whatever the reason may be, this is the small and easy to use starter kit that performs like one of those giant box mods. With a single button like the Nautilus AIO but the first device in this list to feature a vape tank, it's about as easy as high vapor production direct-to-lung style vapes get. The 2000mAh battery is enough to get most people through the day on a single charge, and the stock bubble glass expands the juice capacity enough that you won't feel like you're refilling all the time.
SMOK TFV12 Baby Prince Vape Tank Colors
The surprisingly powerful stick battery charges through a micro USB port, and though it has a pinhole light below the charge port to indicate its charging status, there's nothing to give you an idea of how much battery life you have left. The tank that comes with the kit is the TFV12 Baby Prince tank, which is super easy to fill with the flip-open top and has three coil options available so you can dial in your perfect vape. There are no low-powered coils available, so make sure you're ready for nothing but clouds before you pick one of these up.
SMOK Mag Baby with TFV12 Baby Prince Vape Tank
The Mag Baby Kit from SMOK also comes with the TFV12 Baby Prince tank
The fact that the TFV12 Baby Prince Tank is the same type of tank you might put on a box mod also means that you have a lot of growing room with this kit, and can easily upgrade to a box mod when the time comes. This kit provides excellent value for your dollar, at only about five bucks more than the tank would be on its own.

5. Voopoo Drag 2 Kit

Voopoo Drag 2 Vape Starter Kit Colors

If none of the starter kit vapes we've mentioned so far have really tickled your fancy, you might be the type to buy a Hayabusa as your first motorcycle. If you want to run before you can walk, the absolute best dual battery box mod starter kit for 2019 is the Voopoo Drag 2 Kit. This kit is a far cry from any of the other starter kits we've talked about today, featuring three buttons, a screen to give you all the information you need about your vape, a wealth of options and settings to dial in the perfect puff, and room for two lithium-ion 18650 vape batteries for excellent power output and battery life.
Voopoo Drag 2 Kit Assorted Colors
Dual battery box mod vapes have never been beginner friendly because the learning curve is about as steep as the price increase, but the Drag 2 Starter Kit makes it a little easier with the addition of FIT modes. FIT modes 1, 2 and 3 are essentially low, medium and high power modes so you don't have to worry about figuring out how wattage works right off the bat. The kit comes with the Drag 2 Box Mod, the Uforce T2 tank, two coils, a spare piece of glass, a set of replacement seals and a charge cable, but you'll need to buy a couple of vape batteries, and probably a battery charger. While you can charge through the mod, it's always best to charge your batteries on a separate vape charger.
Efest Luc V4 Vape Battery Charger
The LUC V4 charger from Efest is a long-standing favorite at Vaporleaf
The reason this is number five may already be obvious, but it's because the Drag 2 Kit is an awesome vape that's surprisingly beginner friendly, though definitely not the sort of thing we would ever recommend to someone that's just starting out. Check out our review of the Voopoo Drag 2 Kit for more info.

Bonus- Joyetech eGo AIO Starter Kit

Joyetech eGo AIO Vape Starter Kit Colors

All of us at Vaporleaf believe that the eGo AIO kit from Joyetech deserves a little more than an honorable mention here. The AIO has been a staple in our starter vape lineup for years and while it's not the newest vape on this list, it remains one of the best starter vapes in 2019. Featuring a 1500mAh battery in a compact form factor with a 0.6 ohm coil as standard, it provides a satisfying vape with enough battery life to get you through the day. The 2ml tank size might leave something to be desired, but it's extremely easy to fill even for those with less than perfect vision.
Joyetech AIO Cubis Coil Atomizer 0.5 Ohm
The stock 0.6 ohm coil provides enough power to produce a nice cloud and a satisfying hit, though there are other coil options that can provide either a cooler and more comfortable vape, or a bigger hit with more vapor production. The flavor isn't quite as impressive as some of the other starter vapes available today, but that's hard to complain about when you consider the wallet-friendly price point and the impressive reliability. The Joyetech eGo AIO is more than one of the best starter vapes for 2019, it's been one of the best starter vapes for nearly three years running! You can learn more about the AIO on our website.

Whatever you end up getting, we wish you the best of luck in your vaping journey and with all of your New Year's resolutions! Thank you so much for reading, and please let me know if you have any questions! For more information about vaping, you can check out our blog at

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