A Beginner’s Guide: The Best Vapes for Beginners

A Beginner’s Guide: The Best Vapes for Beginners

Thinking of making the switch from smoking to vaping but aren’t sure where to start? Vapes are a lot more high-tech than the old cigarette, but they provide a satisfying nicotine hit without the nasty side effects, so it’s definitely worth figuring them out! At Vape Crew, we are vaping pros who know the ins and outs of all the best devices. In this blog, we outline the most suitable vape device types for beginners and list our top three vapes for a smooth start to vaping in NZ.


A run-down on beginner vape devices

Before we recommend specific devices, we thought we should give you a run-down on the best vape types for beginners, along with the benefits of each.

Vape Pens:

These are pen-shaped devices that feature a battery, a tank that holds the e-juice, and an atomiser or coil that heats the e-juice and turns it into vapour. These devices are favoured by beginners as they have a discrete, slim design. They are also easy to use, with a simple button to turn off and on.

Vape Pods:

These are pod-shaped devices that contain a battery and a refillable pod. These pods have a coil inside them, so you only need to change this one piece to keep the vape performing. These devices are handy for beginners as they are small and easy to use, while still packing a punch in terms of cloud and flavour.

Pod Mods:

While most pods have one power level, some can be adjusted to reach different power levels. These are called pod mods, and they offer a bit more flexibility and personalisation in your vaping experience. Here are our top three picks for beginners, including a pen, pod, and pod mod, so you can choose the device that suits you best!


Vaporesso Sky Solo Vape Pen

The Vaporesso Sky Solo is a perfect vape pen to start with. It only has one button, so you don’t have to worry about changing settings yet, just press and go. The refilling system is straightforward, simply twist the top cap off and fill it with your desired e-liquid. The Sky Solo has a GT meshed coil, which allows for easy wicking. This is ideal because it prevents dry hits, which can be off-putting for vaping rookies. The sleek pen shape is also easy to carry around and get used to, making it a winner all-round!

FreeMax Maxpod

The FreeMax Maxpod is a beginner-friendly pod that delivers results any seasoned vaper would be happy with! That’s all thanks to the innovative technology used, including a mesh coil that provides great flavour while maximising throat hit. The Maxpod works well with both freebase and nicotine salts. This is ideal, as nicotine salts come in higher nicotine concentrations that may be beneficial to heavy smokers wanting a strong hit. Another bonus, the FreeMax Maxpod is draw activated, so you don’t have to push any buttons to start up the vape device. This may be comforting to those who are fresh from cigarettes as well!

Joyetech TEROS ONE

The Joyetech TEROS ONE is a superb device that we like to call the iPhone of vapes. It is a pod mod with three power levels, which you can easily adjust by pressing the power button. The great thing about the TEROS ONE is that it’s a portable little device that won’t intimidate you as a beginner, but the adjustable power lets you customise your vape settings and get the hit you want. Other key benefits of this unit are that it reaches full charge in 30 minutes and has a leak-proof filling system. The glass exterior adds a touch of elegance and looks seriously beautiful. We offer the TEROS ONE in our selection of vape starter kits, which includes a bottle of our famous house-made e-liquid!


Get up and running with Vape Crew

At Vape Crew, we have everything you need to start vaping! Our trusty beginner devices will allow you to get the hang of vaping without compromising on quality. We also supply a range of e-liquids and vape accessories in New Zealand, so you can get all your gear in one place. We have stores around the country, so you can shop our range online or in-store. For product advice or tips for getting into the swing of things with your new vape, get in touch with our friendly team today!