August 2, 2016

Best Vape Mods and Box Mods 2017

You are looking for your best-suited vape mod?…. Then you will love this ranking!

Below you find a list with 9 of the BEST vape mod currently available!

I’m Max Vape the chief reviewer and founder of this website.
This is my 2017 lineup… all these mods are carefully selected – Up to the present day I have used 42 vape mods.

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Don’t miss out… to check out my Best Vaporizer Ranking 2017

Which is the Best Vape Mod overall?

Best Mod Smok G Priv

After months of testing different new vape mods in our team…

I can finally announce it:

#1 Vape MOD – SMOK G-PRIV 220W TC Kit – A+ Performance A+ Design A+ Vapor

Since its release in 2017… Everybody has been asking me to review it.

Now I did! My expectations were significantly exceeded. Read more below.

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Best Vape Mod 2016

Best of (Feature)NameWattage (W)Cost
Touchscreen ModSMOK GPriv Kit220W$94
Cloud ChaserSMOK X Cube Ultra220W$68
Popular NewcomerSMOK Alien Kit220W$69
Classy & ElegantVaporFi VEX150W$129
Quick SetupVaporFI VAiO75W$129
Value for MoneyEleaf iStick Pico75W$40
No LeakingKanger CUPTI AiO75W$55
Quality VaporFI VOX40W$80
BeginnerJoyetech eGo AIO-$20
Use the arrows on the table - to structure it by Cost or Wattage

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Best High Wattage Mod – For Vapoholics

#1 | SMOK G-PRIV 220W TC Kit *New Generation

Smok G Priv

The Smok G-PRIV Kit will crush your doubts about touchscreen MODs.. and make you love it! – It is quite amazing how SMOKtech puts out these crazy ideas in its products and rocks the world of vaping.

I just came home from my trip to Suisse, where I used the GPriv Kit constantly. This is what I loved about it (expect fooling girls into thinking, that this is actually a smartphone.. not a mod 😀):

  • Amazing Flavor – Seriously I can’t stop sucking on this mod(!!) I used VaporFi E-liquids – And it’s crazy how much flavor – the GPriv + Baby Beast – squeeze out of the liquids
  • Long Lasting Battery Life – The first thought which came in my mind, thinking about the LED touchscreen: The battery is going to be dead after 2 hours… But the GPriv proved me completely wrong – I used LG HE4 18650 Batteries – and the mod lasted +3 days (I’m not the heaviest user + The GPriv has a power saving timeouts)
  • Cloud Beast – The GPriv + Baby Beast Tank is the best combination I have used so far! There is almost no limit to the cloud production (expect your lung capacity)

The GPriv Kit is now my #1 pick! It’s always close to my laptop when I am working… or in my pocket when going out.

To cover all your concerns, about the touchscreen:

  • The screen is covered with shatterproof glass
  • There is a screen lock, to prevent you from accidently changing setting

Enjoy this amazing touchscreen mod by SMOK. It’s the new generation.

E-cigarettePros Rating: 100/100

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#2 | X Cube Ultra 220W TC MOD *Cloud chaser

x cube ultra 220w mod

With the X Cube Ultra, I am currently blowing clouds like a hurricane! Powering up the wattage from 160 to 220, this vape mod can fire virtually any RDA or sub-ohm tank on the market.

I have the TFV8 sitting on top, without overhang. Looks awesome with the stainless steel version. 

The X Cube Ultra is an upgraded and much better version of its predecessor. It is 10% smaller, 10% lighter and has a compact design, that doesn’t look cheap. Rather sleek.

My most-loved feature is the multi-coloured LED light. You can customize it, to suit your style. It turns the inhale time into a freaking light show!

To save a few bucks on the tank and 18650 batteries. You can also get the – ULTRA Starter Kit Bundle


E-cigarettePros Rating: 98/100

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#3 | VaporFi VEX 150W TC *Classy & Elegant

VaporFi Vex 150W

VaporFi is known for releasing high-quality and reliable mods. Its newest creation is the VaporFi VEX 150W. I was really impressed by the design. The VEX is very classy. It looks and feels like a luxury product — but still at an affordable price. 

The rough edges give the VEX a solid feel.. and the VaporFi engraving – on the back of the device –  adds to the overall classy design.

What besides the design did I like?

  • High safety level – Flush-Mounted firing button… so it doesn’t fire in your pocket accidentally
  • Solid performance – Produces voluminous clouds & excellent flavor…
    Yet this mod should not be your first pick – if you are only about massive cloud production…. Rather about long durability!

The VEX is not one of those flashy mods. The simple yet elegant design is unique – why explains the higher pricing. VaporFi also offers a full kit (includes tank, batteries & e-liquid). Have a look!

E-cigarettePros Rating: 97/100

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Best Medium Wattage Mod – For Vapestars

#1 | VaporFI VAiO 75W TC

VaporFi VAiO 75W

You’re looking for a powerful all-in-one mod? You can’t be bothered setting up an extra tank? Look no further than the VAIO 75 TC! It’s an easy set-up. Takes no more than 10min right of the box to vape (inject ejuice → prime coil → insert fully charged 18650 Battery → vape!)

Top 6 Benefits – What I like about the VAIO 75TC:

  • Exchangeable battery (!)
  • Solid and high-quality shell – this vape is never going to break
  • All black design – not too flashy
  • Tank with top-fill design – It’s impossible to spill ejuice
  • Tank connector included – If for some reason you want to install a tank, you can!
  • Safety protection (over-charging / over-current) + Prevents spitbacks

VaporFi also offers a full kit. So you can start vaping right away. It includes a battery, more coils, and custom made vape juice. Check it out

Is it worth its higher pricing?

Mods by VaporFi are usually in a higher price category. Resulting from VaporFi’s focus -> long-durability, highquality material & safety. Therefore you decide what’s more important for you…

btw – I found the sweet spot around 50W-60W! Thick vapor production & great flavor

E-cigarettePros Rating: 97/100

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#2 | Eleaf iStick Pico 75W TC MOD Kit

Eleaf iStick Pico 75W TC MOD Kit

The Eleaf iStick Pico 75W TC MOD is the newest addition to the iStick family. And let me say this: Eleaf got everything right with this stealthy little device. One thing that really impressed me beforehand… where the constant 5 Star ratings by vapers (in reviews, on Youtube and DirectVapor etc.).

Now that I’m using the mod since 3 weeks… I know why. The iStick Pico 75W is one of the best mods for your buck, currently available. The Pico has the capabilities of mods that are twice it’s size… not to mention twice its price.

Here is what I like about it:

  • Great vapor production and great flavor
  • Melo III Mini Tank that comes with it
  • This mod just cannot leak!
  • The Pico is firmware upgradeable, so you constantly stay up to date

Note: If you notice a tighter draw after some time using it… change the coil and it will back to 100%!

Summarizing, the iStick Pico 75W has a perfect size – it’s small yet powerful -. I am fully satisfied.

E-cigarettePros Rating: 92/100

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#3 | Kanger CUPTI All In One 75W Kit

Kanger CUPTI All in One 75W Kit

Kanger CUPTI  75W is an all-in-one TC MOD, with a built-in tank(CLOCC coils), by Kangertech. One of the most popular and reliable brands in the vaping community.

You had leaking issues with the “Nebox”? Then you will love the CUPTI. It is based on kangertech’s very first TC mod the Nebox and it addresses the leakage problem that the Nebox had. While I used it.. the CUPTI did not show any signs of leakage. So Kangertech did a great job there.

What I love about the CUPTI?

  • It’s super easy to use
  • The LCD Display is placed at the top of the device. Easy for me to see while vaping
  • Small hand-held size (easily fits in your pocket)
  • Sick vapor and great flavor (from every 70/30 juice I used)

The CUPTI is a unit I can vape all day. 5ml tank capacity + a fully charged battery will last about 1 day.

To sum it all up: The CUPTI is a great upgrade from the Nebox!

E-cigarettePros Rating: 91/100

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Best Low Wattage Mod – For Vapenewbies

#1 | VaporFI Vox 40W TC

vaporfi vox 40wAnother little beast! The Vox 40W TC by VaporFi, small size but great power. Read more about Vaporfi here..

What I liked about it:

  • Perfectly handy size, that fits anywhere
  • Solid high-powered mod for great cloud blowing
  • USB pass-through charging system
  • Atomizer resistance from 0.15 ohm to 3.5 ohm

If you are into small box mods setup and Vapenewbie, then the Vox 40W is definitely a device you will love. Every part of the vape mod is crafted right and will do exactly what it needs to.

This device won’t quit on you after a couple of weeks. A long-term investment. You can even save a few bucks (10%!), buying through this link:

E-cigarettePros Rating: 96/100

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#2 | Joyetech eGo AIO Starter Kit

joyetech ego aio

The Joyetech eGo AIO  is a pen style all-in-one mod. It is capable of both mouth to lung and direct lung vaping. It is a great device for beginners and for those looking to quit smoking. It will cut back your cravings by 100%! 

What I love about the Joyetech eGo?

  • It is very easy to use
  • It nicely fits in my pocket and hand. So it goes everywhere with me!
  • Unique child-lock feature
  • 2ml leakproof tank with top filling feature, which makes it really easy to re-fill 
  • Tank indicator light, that allows you to cycle through different color variations

Great features at a low price!

Note: Make sure to order more coils when you order this kit. They don’t last that long. So you won’t be left waiting when you burn through the ones it comes with!

The Joyetech eGo is not only suited for beginners but also a good additional option…. for those more experienced vapers looking for a portable stealthy vape.

E-cigarettePros Rating: 90/100

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Best Vape Tank for Your MOD

#1 | Uwell Crown 2

Uwell Crown 22017 there is no other tank, that has been eagerly anticipated as the Uwell Crown 2. Especially since the original version was voted as the best vape tank 2015!

For a more detailed review (Uwell Crown 1) click here…

Why #1?

  • Its USP: Double-Sided Tank filling
  • INCREDIBLE Flavor and Vapor
  • Insanely Cheap price, with long lasting coils

There was literally no room for improvements. But somehow they managed it to make it even better. There are great improvements in the looks and vapor production. Just massive Clouds!

E-cigarettePros Rating: 100/100

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#2 | Smok TFV8

smok tfv8 tankThe Smok TFV8 only vape tank, that can compete with the Uwell Crown 2.

Every Vaper knows about the TFV8 aka the Cloud Beast! Nothing to say about it. Produces crazy clouds with great flavor!

The only criticism by some vapers: Since you produce room-filling clouds, it goes through e-liquid like crazy.

So what?! It’s like speeding 125 mph in a German Porsche 911 over the highway. Of course, you gonna use up gas. LoL.

E-cigarettePros Rating: 99/100

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Best Battery for Your MOD

#1 | LG HE4 18650 2500mAh 35A Battery *High-Drain

You have been asking yourself: What is the best battery for my mod?

The Batteries I’m currently using for my SMOK, VaporFI & Kangertech devices is the LG HE4 18650.
I have been using Samsung & Sony before. Since the release of the H4, I’ve been sticking to them. Roughly about 1 year now.
LG H4 18650 BatteryThe HE4 is an upgrade to its predecessor the H2.

The LG HE4 Batteries are a great combination of

  • Low operating temperature
  • Decent current rating
  • Good voltage while running

It’s important to get 18650 Batteries from a well-known vendor. Because there are a lot of fake batteries out there, which perform badly or are even dangerous to use.
DirectVapor is a reliable source. They only carry authentic batteries for vape mods (either 1 to 3 – 18650 mods).

You can also get a single LG H4 Battery here. Or use the link below to save some cash on the 2-Pack.

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You don’t want that… your mod quits on you after 2 weeks?
Then you need to invest around $50-$100 bucks, for a quality mods vape. With high durability.

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In my opinion there no better vaping mods (2017), then the ones listed. They are the best box mods / Best Vape Mods of 2017. If there are new ones coming out: I will definitely update the list for you. Now you have all information you need, to get your own best vape mods. Enjoy the Vape!

Read more about the Newcomer 2017:  Firefly 2 Review / Pax 3 Review

What’s NEW?

– SMOK Alien 220W Kit – 

Smok Alien 220W Kit

What’s new? The Smok Alien 220W TC is SMOKTECH’s newest flagship box mod! You better be prepared for some powerful hits using this mod. The long firing delay that used to plague SMOK vape mods is no more!

These are the facts about the Alien, that make everybody excited:

Accuracy  A refined chipset allows for pinpoint accuracy + well-adjusted ohm readings + accurate dual battery life indicator

Comfort – Conveniently designed body for a smooth feel. Feels great in your hands

USP – Instead of a basic power button… The unique SMOK firing bar + OLED display with tons of useful information at the same time

SMOK definitely convinced me with this kit. The TFV8 Baby Beast tank and the Alien are a great combination. You just want the Alien mod? Get it here.

Be one of the FIRST to own this new Mod


  • 1 – SMOK G Priv Kit (Touchscreen Mod)
  • 2 – SMOK X Cube Ultra (Cloud Chasing)
  • 3 – SMOK Alien Kit (Popular Newcomer)
  • 4 – VaporFi VEX (Classy Design)
  • 5 – VaporFI VAiO (Quick Setup)
  • 6 – Eleaf iStick Pico (Value for Money)
  • 7 – Kanger CUPTI AiO (No Leaking)
  • 8 – VaporFI VOX (Quality)
  • 9 – Joyetech eGo AIO (Beginner)

Best Box Mod

>>>>>>>>>>>>> Please share your experiences with these mods down below!


Max Vape loves to vape and to share his knowledge about vaporizers with his readers.
When he is not working on his website, either he is enjoying a vape session with his friends or working as a coach.
He has organized several workshops and likes to broaden other guys horizons. His other big passion is traveling. He has already traveled to Australia, Denmark, Germany, France, Hungary, Czech Republic, Spain and Africa.


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