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Best MTL Vape Kits To Buy in 2021

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When starting off with vaping, most people begin their journey with a mouth to lung vape kit. They’re simple, offer a comparable experience to a conventional cigarette (with that motion of drawing vapour into the mouth, then the lungs) and are perfect for higher nicotine strengths. Well, these days mouth to lung kits have a whole lot more going for them. No longer just offering the basics, you can now get a vape kit with all the bells and whistles that’ll still give you that restricted inhale you’re looking for. Narrowing down what’s best for you can be a challenge when there’s so many options. So, if you’re new to vaping and want to pick up your first kit (or are a dab hand just interested in some new options) - we’ve got a whole list for you. We’ve split it into two categories to suit everyone’s preferences. Mouth to lung vape pens offer that slim, portable and more minimalist setup while the box mod mouth to lung kits that come with some more serious battery power as well as more control over your settings.


Starting off with vape pens, they’re the easy and portable options that we recommend if you’re just starting out with vaping. However, these ones are such fan favourites that even if you’re more experienced they’ll offer a great option as a back-up device or as a pocket friendly night out kit.


  1. Uwell - Whirl S
  2. Aspire - AVP Cube
  3. Geek Vape - Mero
  4. Aspire - PockeX
  5. Vaporesso - Orca Solo Plus
  6. Innokin - T18-II


Starting off with a simple one, the Uwell Whirl-S offers an easy set-up, is compatible with a number of e-liquids and makes for a low maintenance kit. Constructed from durable stainless steel, it’s a hard wearing kit too. Inside, it offers up a 1450mAh battery for plenty of vaping hours with just a single button for switching on, off and activating the battery too. If you prefer, the Whirl-S also comes with manual activation mode, making it even more simple to use as all you need to do is inhale to vape. It fires at 18 watts and will gradually drop as your battery life drains. Looking at the tank, it can hold 2ml of e-liquid and has adjustable airflow at the base so you can refine how loose or tight you want your inhale to be. Changing coils is a breeze, making it as easy as possible even for those of you who have never done it before. Just unscrew the base of the tank, pull the old coil out and press the new one into place. Inside the tank, you’ll find a 0.8ohm coil which can be used with both high PG e-liquids as well as nic salts - perfect for newer vapers. To fill up, just unscrew the top of the tank and carefully pour your vape juice of choice in.

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With their outstanding reputation, of course we needed to include at least one vape pen from Aspire. The AVP Cube is a wonderful hybrid between a conventional vape pen and a pod kit. A step up in terms of user interface, this one is powered by a built-in 1300mAh battery and comes with four power settings to choose from. It’ll give most users a full day of vaping between charges and can be powered up with the Type-C cable, meaning less time plugged in before it gets back to full power. It’s a lightweight option too, made from aluminium alloy, it measures in at a pocket friendly 110mm in length and 22mm wide and deep. When it comes to the pod style tank, it comes with plug-pull coil design to make switching them out super simple and you get two in the kit to get you going. The 1.15ohm is perfect for when you want to have a super restricted inhale and pairs wonderfully with nic salts. Your other option is the 0.65ohm which is a little more cloudy but with a closed down air vent is ideal for regular high PG e-liquids. Refine your airflow on the pod, fill it up at the base and pop it into place. The ASP chipset will automatically detect your coil and when you’re using the 1.15ohm coil you can choose from four power settings while the 0.65ohm will set itself 15 to 18 watts depending on your battery level. Perfect for those of you wanting something versatile, the AVP Cube is simple but satisfying and comes with that usual Aspire level of quality.

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A step up again, the Geek Vape Mero is an AIO vape pen with a pod style tank. Essentially, you can use it for mouth to lung vaping as well as direct to lung vaping (depending on your coil choice). It’s made from high quality 304 stainless steel and houses an impressive 2100mAh battery with three output levels to choose from. You can switch the Mero on, off and adjust the output with the single button on the side of the battery too, keeping things super simple. The pod tank comes with bottom adjustable airflow so you can leave it open and airy if you’re using a lower resistance coil, but if you’re using a slightly higher resistance coil, we recommend closing it down for a tighter inhale. You’ll get a 0.4ohm included in the kit which can be used with high PG e-liquids and a lower wattage to give a flavourful vape with a modest amount of vapour. This one is compatible with the B coil series and you can also get coils in a 0.6ohm for a higher resistance vape to use with nic salts if you prefer something stronger. The Mero will last most vapers all day and then some but even when your battery does run low, it comes with a Type-C cable meaning you’ll be back up to full power in no time. This one is an ideal kit if you want to try both vaping styles but still want to go for a low maintenance and affordable kit.

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If you are looking for the good old-faithful which has been tried, tested and liked by vapers the world over, there’s the PockeX Pen kit. As a favourite in the Aspire Pockex range of products, this is the ultimate all-in-one pen style e-cigarette and ideal for beginners on the go. The top-fill tank is pre-fitted with a stainless steel coil (and a spare should you need it) plus it offers direct to lung vaping. Furthermore, with a wider drip-tip and larger top-airflow this kit provides increased vapour production and excellent flavour. This is ideal for beginners and is incredibly easy to use, by clicking the firing button five times to switch it on and off, plus one to vape. The majority of this kit is made of stainless steel making it very durable, there is also a window on the side for you to keep an eye on your e-liquid levels and making it easier to top up. The battery will see you through a decent amount of vaping, with a warning at 30%; it also offers you the option to charge and vape at the same time.

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A new rendition of one of our most popular mouth to lung devices, the Orca Solo Plus introduces a longer lasting battery and more power in it’s slightly larger frame. This pen style vape, is small, lightweight and super compact so a great option for vaping on the go. Easy to use, the Vaporesso Orca Plus is by no means jam packed full of features but for any transitioning smoker this is a great stepping stone to something a little more advanced. Powered by an internal 1200mAh battery, which is 50% more than its predecessor the Orca Solo Plus has three different power modes between 7 to 22 watts which is more than sufficient for a vaper looking for a flavourful mouth to lung vape. Vaporessohave labelled this device as the first AIO device to take mesh coils, the Orca Plus comes with two coils. One being the new 0.6ohm mesh, and the other a 1.3ohm ceramic. The plus is also compatible with the older Orca OC coils. Priced at the lower end of the scale, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better MTL kit delivering this experience at it’s price.


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The final one on the vape pen list is the update on a vape classic, Innokin’s T18-II. A classic vape pen, this one is constructed from stainless steel with a Pyrex glass tank and is powered by a rechargeable 1300mAh battery. This one is truly designed for a tight inhale and the 1.5ohm coils are perfect for using with everything from nic salt to high PG e-liquids for a stronger hit and a modest amount of vapour. There are three power settings to choose from too, we recommend using the lower setting with stronger nicotine levels paired with a closed down airflow and the higher settings for regular 50:50 e-liquids with a more open air vent. Despite its simplicity, the T18-II gives you more than enough settings to play with and is an ideal introduction to vaping. The battery will give you plenty of vaping hours but you’ll also be able to keep an eye on your power levels with the LED around the firing button. It’ll slowly fade from green to red and when you need to recharge, you can just plug in with the included micro-USB cable to power back up. Perfect for slipping in your pocket, the Innokin T18-II is a flavourful and easy to use one any mouth to lung vaper will enjoy.


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Getting into the more complex ones now, we’ve got four advanced kits we can’t recommend enough. They offer more power and versatility and will appeal to those of you who like to be able to tinker with settings a little more. The best part is of course they’ll offer that flavourful yet restricted inhale you’re looking for.


  1. Aspire - Onixx
  2. Vaporesso - GTX One
  3. Innokin - Adept Zlide
  4. Smok - Priv N19


The Onixx vape kit from Aspire can be used for both Sub Ohm (direct to lung) and mouth to lung vaping, making it a super nifty one if you like to be able to do a bit of both. This minimalist kit is constructed from zinc alloy and has a soft leather grip to give it a touch of luxury. It’s powered by a built-in 2000mAh battery and can fire between 1 and 40 watts. It’s still pretty compact too, measuring in at 85mm in length and 29mm at its widest. Changing your settings is easy thanks to the responsive buttons below the 0.87inch OLED screen which shows you all your important information from battery life, power level and coil resistance. The tank has bottom adjustable airflow so you can refine how tight you want your inhale to be and you’ll get two coils included in the kit so you can see which you like best. The 1.0ohm is ideal for less power and pairing with nic salts or high PG e-liquids while the 0.6ohm gives you a slightly more airy vape and is great for your favourite 50:50s. Just like plenty of the more simple kits on this list, changing the coils is as easy as pulling the old one out and pressing the new one into place before refilling up at the top of the tank. Add to that, when you do eventually get low on power, this one has fast-charge capability thanks to its Type-C cable.

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Another versatile one, this time from much loved Vaporesso, the GTX One gives you the ability to vape both mouth to lung and direct to lung. It’s a slim, sleek and minimalist looking kit powered by a 2000mAh battery that can fire between 5 and 40 watts which you can control with the buttons on the side of the mod. You can see your settings on the easy to read 0.69inch OLED screen (along with your coil resistance and battery life too). The GTX One will more than likely last you the whole day and quick-charge capability means you can get back to full power quickly too. The tank can hold 2ml of e-liquid and is compatible with Vaporesso’s outstanding GTX coil range. You can use the 0.6ohm, 0.8ohm and 1.2ohm with this kit, meaning it’s perfect for a restricted direct to lung inhale (with either of the Sub Ohm coils) or a mouth to lung hit with the 1.2ohm coils. As you’d expect, the tank also has adjustable airflow so you can control how loose or tight your inhale is. For a true MTL hit, we recommend using the 1.2ohm coil with your preferred nic salt or high PG e-liquid and around 7 to 11 watts of power. Small enough to take on the go while still packing in plenty of options, the GTX One is a kit that’ll do it all.

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Something a little unusual (and extra durable) on the list is Innokin’s Adept Zlide vape kit. On the outside it looks pretty normal but this one comes with an IP67 rating, meaning it’s waterproof, shockproof and dustproof - perfect for clumsy vapers. Aside from being capable of handling life’s knocks, it’s powered by a hefty internal 3000mAh battery and can give you both MTL and DTL vaping capability (as well as plenty of vaping hours). It also has quick charge capability so you don’t need to wait too long for it to get back to full power. The intelligent chipset has auto-coil detection and will set the optimal wattage level for you, taking the hassle out of changing it yourself. Of course if you do want to lower or increase the power, you can do that with the press of a button as well. Aside from that, the chipset provides you with a whole host of safety protections so you can use this one with confidence. The tank paired with the Adept mod is the ever-popular Zlide tank. It has slide top fill design, making topping up your e-liquid levels even easier (and mess free) as well as bottom adjustable airflow. You’ll get two coils to get you started, the Sub Ohm option is a pre-installed 0.48ohm which is ideal for high VG e-liquids, while the 1.6ohm option will give you the restricted inhale you’re looking for. It’s perfect for both 50:50s and nic salts so will cater to your nicotine level needs too.

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Finally, the list wouldn’t be complete without a kit from SMOK. The Priv N19 is a super slim option that would equally be a great first vape kit or a backup device for taking on the go. This palm sized mod houses a 1200mAh battery and comes with four easy to use power settings - ‘soft’ is around 5 watts, ranging up to 30 watts in ‘hard’ mode. This kit can be used for both mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping, giving you the options to play with your settings (and multiple coil resistance levels too). You can see which mode you’re in on the LED screen and adjust your output with the button at the base of the battery. The tank is compatible with SMOK’s Nord coil range and comes pre-installed with a 1.4ohm coil (with a spare one on the side too). They’re perfect to use with either nic salts or regular 50:50s and the airflow vents at the base of the tank enable you to refine your inhale even further. Topping up your e-liquid is a breeze too, just unscrew the top cap and pour in through the fill port. Slim, simple and with the option to try out multiple coil resistance levels (and e-liquids) the Priv N19 is a great starter kit that’ll give you a few features to play with, without over complicating things.

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All-in-all we know how daunting it is, stepping into the world of vaping for the first time after quitting your over the counter cigs that you’ve smoked for the past 20 years, or just wishing for a simple e-cig life without being blinded by science. With that in mind, we hand on heart recommend any of the above, they are all affordable, convenient, and offer a smoking-like sensation on the throat hit and drag; it really is down to the look and feel.

If you would like further help in choosing the right e-cig for you, or simply to taste the e-liquids we have on offer, pop into any of our seven London stores or get in touchon our online chat. Don’t forget, for exclusive offers, promos and savings, follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. contains general information about vaping and vapour products. The information provided is not medical advice, and should not be relied upon unless explicity cited. We do not make any warranties surrounding the health benefits, reliability and accuracy of written copy across all pages on our website, including blog content and content posted on social media.

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