One of the latest trends in vaping is pod vaping and it might be a trend that’s here to stay based on what we’re seeing in Australia and abroad. As one technology news website put it, pod vaping has risen quickly to cement itself as a staple of the e-cig industry. There are a lot of reasons why pod vapes are popular and may continue to remain so in the vaping community, such as convenience. However, the same level of convenience seen in some countries, such as England and the United States, is not seen in Australia. Let’s touch on this a bit more.
Pod Vapes In Oz
In England, vape shops can be found on many street corners. In the US, vapers can buy vapes at specialty shops or they can venture to a local convenience shop inside of a petrol station and buy pod vape kits and packs of vape pods to go with them. In Australia, things, as many of us already know, are quite a bit different. Sure, there are some local vape shops that sell vaping gear, but there’s nothing with any nicotine in it sold locally. For nicotine vape supplies, it’s all overseas companies with online vape shops that Australians have to look for. This makes pod vaping less convenient but it doesn’t stop Aussies from vaping with pods like the rest of the world.
What Even Is A Pod Vape?
If you’re stuck on what a pod vape is, you’re probably not alone. It’s a type of e-cigarette with a design that exists somewhere between a cig-a-like and a vape pen. Not quite as big as a pen vape and not quite as small as a cig-a-like, but just as powerful as many pens – sometimes more powerful.
Instead of a cartomiser, there’s a pod, which is what holds the e-juice and connects to the battery. The pod is the mouthpiece, it’s the atomiser, and it’s the e-liquid tank. Unlike cig-a-like refills, pods tend to hold a lot more vape juice in them.
There are two main parts to a pod system:
- Vape pod – this is what holds the e-juice, contains the atomiser, and acts as the mouthpiece.
- Pod vape battery – this is what powers the entire system.
Why Pod Vaping Is Popular
Vaping with vape pods is popular for a number of reasons. They’re convenient to access in a lot of countries because they’re sold in convenience stores and not just specialty shops catering to vapers. They’re also powerful, much more so than the typical cig-a-like. Generally, they use nicotine salt, which is in many ways superior to freebase nicotine. They’re among the easiest e-cigs to use. Lastly, they’re compact and subsequently portable, whereas more powerful vapes like box mods are really anything but compact, consuming significant amounts of pocket space when carried around.
Reiterating, here’s a breakdown of why pod vapes are popular:
- Easily Accessible
- Compact / Portable
- Nicotine Salts
Which Pod System Is Best?
In some countries, a pod system called Juul is wildly popular. While it’s popular in some Australian vaping circles, there’s a pod vape sold by Vaper Empire that is, in many ways, superior. Take a look at our recommendation for the best pod system for Australians if you want to learn more about Vaper Empire’s pod system, the Viggo. And take a look at what some of the other prominent vape reviewers have to say about it while you’re at it by reading this article on our website.