Vape Mods vs. Vape Pens: What’s the Difference?

If you’re new to vaping – whether it be nicotine or CBD – you might feel overwhelmed by the technical terminology, acronyms and slang used by vapers. And that’s understandable! There’s a lot of jargon used to describe the different products and accessories. 

If you want to get serious about vaping, you’ll want to take a deeper dive into this glossary of terms. But, if you just want to know the basics, a great place to start is to learn about the different types of vaping devices.  

In total, there are nearly a dozen different types of vaping devices, including electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices, cig-a-likes, and pod vapes. The list goes on. 

In this article, though, we’re just going to focus on two of the most popular: vape mods and vape pens. 

What is a Vape Mod?

Vape mods – compared to other types of vaping devices – are large in size and very powerful, meaning you can expect a strong throat hit, powerful taste, and big clouds of vapour. In general, all of these characteristics make it the go-to for vapers with a higher tolerance. 

This type of vaping device also tends to have a lot of features and customisable settings, which also makes it especially appealing for veteran vapers. 

What is a Vape Mod?
What is a Vape Mod?

What is a Vape Pen?

Vape pens have (arguably) become the most popular type of vaping devices, which can be attributed to their size, portability, and battery life. Of course, it also helps that there are so many different brands of vape pens, giving buyers the flexibility to be picky before making a purchase.

Our favourite brand? PAX Vaporizer. 

So, What’s the Difference Between a Vape Mod and a Vape Pen?

The most obvious differences between vape pens and vape mods are aesthetic ones. Vape mods are bigger and bulkier while vape pens are sleek and pocket-sized. 

But, if you’re vaping on a budget, you’ll count the cost as the biggest difference between the two, with vape mods generally costing quite a bit more than their more portable alternative. 

Of course, quality has a cost whether it’s a vape pen or a vape mod. Take, for example, the PAX 2 Vaporizer – at £129.99, it’s more expensive than the average vape mod, but the difference in battery life and design make it worth it. On top of that, the PAX 2 Vaporizer is designed for use with loose leaf material and comes with a hard-to-beat 10-year warranty. 

Bonus: What is a Dry Herb Vaporizer?

We mentioned that the PAX 2 Vaporizer is designed for use with loose leaf material…but what does that mean? This type of device is called a dry herb vaporizer, which is used to vape dry herbs like CBD flower buds. 

What is a Dry Herb Vaporizer?
What is a Dry Herb Vaporizer?

This is in contrast to using e-juice, pods, or cartridges in your vape pen. 

If you want to vape both dry herbs like CBD flowers and concentrated liquids, make sure you check out the PAX 3 Vaporizer, which is touted as the iPhone of vaporizers. Both PAX vape devices are available online and in-store.