Why People Prefer Pod Vapes

Why People Prefer Pod Vapes

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When you start looking for e-liquids online for your vape product, you may stumble across mention of pod vapes and pre-filled pods. Having never used a pod vape yourself, you may not know what these are, how they work, or why they are so popular. 

As it turns out, there are a number of reasons why people prefer pod vapes over other equally suitable options. Read on to find out why that might be the case. 

What Are Pod Vapes?

Pod vapes are vaping devices with batteries, voltage settings, and vape pods with reservoirs that hold different e-liquid flavours. These vape pods either come pre-filled for your convenience or empty so you can fill them yourself. 

The vape pod may be where your e-liquid sits, but they also serve another purpose. These components are what heat your e-liquid. There are vape coils within the atomiser of the pod to heat the e-liquid and produce vapour. 

Small Size

Even though some pod vapes are of a similar size to other vape products, many are undoubtedly compact and lightweight. They are easy to carry around in your pocket, take up minimal space in bags, and are also at a lower risk of leakage than many other vape products for sale. 

Even compared to cigarettes, the average pod vape can be much smaller. You also don’t need to carry around a lighter as you would with a pack of cigarettes. 


Of course, the small size of pod vapes makes them ideal for saving space, but their conservative dimensions also make them discreet. If you don’t want people to know you’re using one, they are easy to tuck away out of sight. 


While you will likely get used to using any vape products you buy online in NZ, a vape pod can typically be easier to get used to than most. They have far fewer parts to contend with than many other products and are faster to put to use, as well. 

While many pod vapes come with buttons to push, some just require you to start inhaling. This can be a helpful feature for those transitioning from smoking who want something as close to a cigarette as possible. 


Whether you buy pre-filled pods, empty pods, or single-use pod vapes, the affordability of these products is undeniable. Anyone thinking of giving up smoking will quickly notice the money savings for themselves. 

According to the Ministry of Health - Manatū Hauora and the Health Promotion Agency/Te Hiringa Hauora, a 20-a-day cigarette habit can cost up to $9,000 a year. In contrast, vaping can cost around $900 a year, with an initial setup cost of under $100 in most cases. 

If you contact a vape store online or in person, a helpful salesperson can point you in the direction of the most cost-effective vaping setup for your needs. 

You Can Buy Single-Use Pod Vapes

Even if you don’t want to actively rely on single-use products, a single-use pod vape can help you out of some sticky situations. If your main vape product has gone flat or has run out of e-juice, you can carry a single-use pod vape as a backup. 

The batteries of these devices typically have enough energy for up to 1,500 puffs and can hold around 6mL of your preferred e-liquid. Many companies also have recycling measures in place. When you’re finished with the device, you can send it back to the company that produces them. 

Comfortable Vaping Experience

Aside from being comfortable to hold, you can also expect a comfortable vaping experience. Pod vapes are designed for mouth-to-lung use. If you pair them with high-strength nicotine e-liquid or even nicotine salts, they accurately emulate the tight draw and throat hit you experience while smoking a cigarette. 

Decent Battery Life

The battery life of all vape products is different. Even how you use your preferred products can dictate how decent the battery life is going to be. However, there’s definitely something special about pod vapes. 

They tend to have smaller battery capacities than regulated mods, but their efficiency counts for a lot. They have a high resistance, which means the battery often drains much slower than a battery in a standard sub-ohm tank. 

That’s not to say they are going to last forever. If you rely on your vape to satiate your nicotine craving, it’s a good idea to carry a charger or a spare vape with you whenever you’re going to be away from home for an extended period. 

Is It Time to See What All the Fuss is About?

The small sizing, discreetness, affordability, and convenience of pod vapes certainly make them stand out from the crowd. Pod vape technology has also grown in leaps and bounds, which means there’s no better time than now to explore your options. 

Whether you’re curious about trying something new or you’re ready to transition from smoking to vaping, talk to your local vape and e-liquid experts about the best pod vape for your needs.