What is a Vape Mod?

What is a Vaporizer Pen Mechanical Mod or simply “Vape Pen Mods”

What is a Vape Mod?
What is A Vape Pen Mod?

A vape mod or Mechanical Vape Mod is simply a vape pen on steroids. Its a much bigger, more powerful vape pen. It has more functionality than a vape pen and was designed to produce more vapor, increase the throat hit and increase the overall flavor of e juice. The Vape Pen Mod is armed with a much bigger, and bulkier, battery which produces the increased vapor production and overall flavor of your vape. It is a “modded” vape pen.

Most vape pen mods work the same way as a vape pens, except there is more flexibility with power, usage and the overall design of the tanks (RBA’s and RDA’s). The power of mechanical mods can be self regulated with different size batteries, multiple size kanthal wires (Heating Coil) along with different wicks such as cotton, silica wick or Ekowool. There is so much to learn about vape mods including different types of builds, kanthal wire sizes, silica and much more, but we will give you a brief summery of what vape mods are.

Vape Mods 101

  • If you want to learn in exact detail about mechanical vape mods, batteries, kanthal wire, RBA’s and RDA’s, please click here for an elaborate introduction to vape mods: Vape Mods 101

Mechanical Mod Building

  • If you want to learn about mechanical mods and building please read our page on mech mods: Mechanical Mod Beginners Guide.

Who would want a Vape Pen Mod?

What is a Vape Mod?
Mechanical Mods – RBA’s and RDA’s

Typically the people that use vape mods are the ones who have some experience vaping with eGo vape pensand want more functionally. Maybe they started out with an eGo or evod vape pen and realized they wanted more battery or they wanted some other functionality like the ability to change the voltage or wattage. Or maybe they wanted to get bigger vape hits to produce amazing clouds of vapor. Or maybe their eGo vape pen was all they needed, but their interest in vaping turned into a hobby and they felt obliged to search for the most powerful vaporizer device. Whatever the case, there are many vape mod benefits and a lot of people that use Mechanical Vape Mods.

Typically vape mods are used for personal use, inside their home, as they are less portable and not as practical to carry around on the go. This is the main drawback to vape mods. Though, to some users, this is not a big deal, as the extra power outweighs it’s lack of discreteness and portability. Yes they are sort of portable, but not very practical to stick in your pocket like you would with a regular vape pen, unless you get a mechanical mod that is a bit on the slim side like the Nemesis Mod. There are many different types of vape pen mods which can be customized with different tanks (just the same as regular vape pens) in which will create a unique style and design. No matter what color or style you are into, there is a vape pen mod out there for everyone, be it black, gold, chrome, brass or even copper.

Different Types of Vape Pen Mods

What is a Vape Mod?
The Pegasus Mod Clone with Kayfun V4 RBA

How did the Vape Pen Mod come to be?

Mechanical Vape Pen Mods started when users began modifying their vape pens. In the early days of vaping, people added all types of jerry rigged contraptions to enhance the battery or functionality of their vape pens. Then all the manufactures and companies saw there was a demand for this extra power with some of the vape pen users. They the began to commercialize these souped up vape pens which turned into some pretty bad ass Mechanical Mods, obviously into a more stable and professional packaging and hardware design.

Now there are 100’s of styles and designs of Vape Pen Mods to choose from. There are regulated vape mods and non regulated mods which can all be altered with different batteries, coils and tanks to create a unique design. The Mechanical Mod has evolved into more of a individual personality rather than just a device to ingest nicotine. The options are virtually endless when it comes to designing your own personal mech mod.

Should I start out with a Vape Pen Mod?

It is generally not recommended to start out right away with a vape mod without any vaping experience. It is like a beginner motorcyclist getting a much too powerful motorcycle for his needs, except that the motorcyclist may put himself in danger. If you want to spend the money on a vape mod then that is your prerogative, but you probably don’t need the extra power or functionality when just starting out with a vaporizer. On that note, there are so many different vape mods, offering a variety of different functionalities that you probably wouldn’t even know what you would want in a vape mod. You only find what you want out of a vaporizer through experience and that’s why starting with something simple like the eGo-T Vape Pen, eGo Twist Vape Pen or EVOD Vape Pen is the best place.

If down the line the power just isn’t enough on an eGo or EVOD, start looking into the different styles of Mechanical Vape Mods to see what you like. Most importantly, before you make the switch to a mod, please understand the complete Mechanical Mod Beginners Guide to ensure proper safety.

There are many aspects of a Mech Mod that you need to fully understand, including; Kanthal Wire Gauge, Silica Wick, Cotton Builds, Ohms, RBA’s & RDA’s, IMR Batteries, Protected Batteries & Non-Protected Batteries, Ohms Meters and much more. Do you self a favor and read as much as possible before starting your first build.

Check out our wide Selection of Vape Pen Mods

What is a Vape Mod?
Vape Pen Mods

Does that mean vape pens are no good?

Of course not. Vape pens are fantastic! The battery is of the main concern for most people as this is one of the reasons why the Vape Pen Mod came into existence. The fact is though, that technology has evolved and so has the technology behind battery design. Batteries these days  last longer and offer a smaller profile like in the eGo and EVOD designs. The modern vape pen batteries are actually better than some of the early Vape Pen Mod devices with souped up batteries! The modern vape pen can last a user all day even with heavy vaping.

The vape pen gives plenty of power for most users, all in a very portable package. Did we mention they are inexpensive compared to the Vape Pen Mod? Because of these reasons, the ego vape pen is actually the most popular personal vaporizer that people seek out, and we recommend it for beginners or experienced users alike, for normal use. You won’t be disappointed. If you are looking for the pros and cons of vape pens and vape mods we explain everything for you right here: Vape Pen Vs. Vape Mod. Thanks for reading and always remember Puff Tough my friends!