In the world of vaping, there are two types of vapers: flavour seekers and cloud chasers.
Flavour seekers are those who don’t care much about wattage or voltage, and they usually use e-liquid with a higher nicotine content. Often, these vapers are the ones who try to achieve the sensation of smoking.
Tight draws, low to mid powered mods, and high nicotine e-juice are what these kinds of vapers look for.
Now for the cloud chasers. These are the vapers who want massive plumes of vapour with every draw.
To achieve this, they often employ high powered mods, low resistance coils, loose draws, and low nicotine e-juice usually high in VG.
Cloud chasers are oftentimes experienced users who enjoy tinkering with their mods. They also have the requisite knowledge to ensure their own safety.
When you hear of vape competitions, more often than not all the contestants are dedicated cloud chasers. Even those who do vape tricks cloud chase. After all, how would one do tricks if they put out weak vapor?
Here we showcase the best cloud chasing vape kits for those who are looking to get into the vapour chasing game.
#1 Vaporesso - Revenger X 220W Kit
- Great build quality
- Excellent Temperature Mode performance
- Big screen full of information
- Looks and feels good in hand
- No overhang on 28mm
- Top fill tank
- Multiple coil options
- Menu system is complicated
- Difficult to maneuver battery door
This product from Vaporesso nets you just about everything you’ll need to get your vape on.
Getting the basics out of the way, this dual 18650 box mod comes with the newly upgraded Omniboard 2.2, and is known for its excellent temperature control.
And despite using dual 18650 batteries, this box mod is actually fairly compact for the literal power it packs.
Depending on where you purchase it from, this kit will either come with a full sized 5mL NRG tank or a 2mL NRG Mini for those vendors in Europe.
While I can’t say anything good about the latter when it comes to capacity, the former is going to last you for quite some time.
I’d bet good money that most of you won’t even be carrying extra juice after the first few days of ‘aggressive product testing’.
Chain vaping in layman’s terms.
I’m having a difficult time trying to find anything terrible to say about this device. The build quality is top notch, there are a dizzying array of options to use for your vaping pleasure, and it looks cool to boot.
The Revenger isn’t going to break your bank either, not if you’re looking up deals.
While it’s normally going to cost around $90 USD, you might be able to find it for as low as $60 USD on some websites such as Eightvape or Vapedeal.
One tiny issue I’ve had with the box mod portion of this kit is the menu system. There’s basically only a single button you use to cycle through everything, and trust me when I say that you’ll have to all but memorise the manual to configure this thing.
Not a deal breaker when compared to the overall quality of this kit, but it might end up turning some of you off.
#2 Vaporesso - Luxe ZV Kit
- Fantastic build quality
- Multiple coil compatibilities
- Easy to fill design
- Huge juice capacity
- Staggering number of protections
- Large number of different modes
- Easy to replace batteries
- Simple and intuitive menu
- Big colour screen
- No difference between normal and hard preheat
Yet another kit from the venerable Vaporesso, this bundle comes with a dual 18650 Luxe mod and a SKRR tank designed for mesh coils.
The box mod itself is rated for a maximum of 220 watts meaning you won’t be having any issues with high powered vaping.
Like other top quality box mods, the Luxe comes with a staggering variety of different mods and protections.
These include BYPASS mode, TCR adjustment, Super Player mode, short circuit, burn, and overcharge protections just to name a few of the Luxe’s features.
This device is so over engineered you’d probably have to run it over, hit it with a taser, and maybe cook it over a fire with some marshmallows to really get it to break.
Figurative overhyping aside, I’m seriously impressed with this kit. Besides the box mod being of top tier quality despite its price, I’m also a fan of the SKRR tank.
With 8mL of e-juice capacity, you aren’t going to be running out of vape fluid for a day at the very least. You’ll probably even have enough left over for another day or two.
The slide and fill design is a charm to use, and the fact that you’re filling it from the top means you won’t have to fumble around with your device to fuel it up.
There are also plenty of options when it comes to the types of coils you can use in either the Vaporesso QF or GT line of atomisers.
#3 GeekVape - Aegis Legend 200W
- Exceedingly tough design
- Easy to use menu
- Excellent power performance
- Monitors individual batteries
- Boost circuit
- Water resistant
- Bright and acceptably large screen
- TC mode limited to 40 watts
- A bit unwieldy
GeekVape is just one of those companies. It’s like talking about BMW and knowing that just about whatever you’re looking to buy is going to be a top quality product.
It just so happens that the Aegis Legend kit isn’t going to hit your credit score quite so harshly.
I actually mean that quite literally in a sense. This kit isn’t going to cost you much compared to some of the top tier products on the market.
As far as prices go, the Aegis Legend is of a middling price at around $60 or $80 depending on where you purchase it from. Not that this means it comes at the price of quality or functionality.
This dual 18650 box mod is an upgrade to the original Aegis which used a single 26650 battery.
And just like the first iteration which could be positively likened to a Nokia phone meme, this hand sized brick is just that, a brick.
Besides being water resistant, I’d recommend this device to anyone that had a tough time catching stuff as a kid.
The Aegis doesn’t fall behind on features or internal safeties either and includes wattage mode, bypass mode, overcharge protection, and all that other good stuff.
But referencing bricks one more time, this box mod isn’t on the small side. It still fits comfortably in the hand, but it’s got enough of a heft to it that you might think about braining the next person who annoys you with it.
#4 iJoy - CAPO Squonker 100W Kit
- Can use different sized batteries
- Up to 100 watts of power
- Kit includes adapter to fit 18650 batteries
- Can use 21700/20700/18650 batteries
- 9ml capacity squonk bottle
- No Menu (can be a positive for beginners)
- Smaller OLED compared to its predecessor
We can’t have a “best of” list without having a squonker right? Squonkers have been around for quite some time but regulated squonkers are a different story.
The iJoy Capo was a great mod, and to follow it up, the company has now released the iJoy Capo Squonker.
Capable of firing up to 100 watts, the new Capo will suit the needs of most vapers out there, especially beginners. However, the rated 100 watts will only work when it is paired with a more powerful 21700 battery.
If used with an 18650, the mod can only fire up to 50 watts. There is also a 3.7 voltage limit to avoid nasty accidents. This limit can also be a con if you are looking for a more powerful mod.
Aesthetically, it looks the same as the previous model, and is still portable. No small feat given that it can use up to 21700 batteries.
The protruding battery cap is still there as well as the huge firing button. The OLED screen is slanted, to give way for the 9ml squonk bottle, and is slightly smaller tahn the original Capo’s. But all relevant info is still there and is quite legible.
There are no menu systems, since all you do is adjust wattage up or down using the lightning bolt shaped buttons on the side.
Hardcore vapers may find this disappointing, but its simplicity is welcome for newbies to the world of regulated vaping.
The included atomizer is iJoy’s own Combo RDA, which performs great and is well-crafted. Able to use dual coils, you can expect heaps of clouds from this tiny performer.
In all, the iJoy Capo Squonker 100w Starter Kit offers great value and is one of the best and easiest ways to get into squonkers.
#5 Vaper Empire - Vibe Series Kit
- Simple and elegant design
- No fuss operation
- 4ml capacity tank
- 2000mAh internal battery
- Tons of extras
- No TC or VW
- Non-replaceable battery
One of the sleekest mods in this list, the Vibe Series Starter Kit comes in black and includes a healthy 2000mAh internal battery for extended vaping times.
The included tank has a generous 4ml capacity, which means less refilling for you.
The Vibe Series is a no-nonsense mod, without any screens or menus to mess around with. All it has is a fire button and that’s it.
Users will love the ergonomic and sleek design, while beginners will adore its simplicity in both form and function.
The kit also comes with two coils and two spare drip tips as well. Ensuring you can keep on vaping even when your coil gives out or if you lose a drip tip in transit.
Usually kits offer a single drip tip, so the inclusion of two is a very welcome addition.
Though the mod doesn’t have any variable wattage or temperature control, this also means that the 2000mAh battery will last a very long time. Moderate vapers can expect a day or two from this, better than most mods out there.
While many more advanced mods are out there, the Vibe Series brings vapers back to its roots. Mech-like in operation, newbies will have no problem vaping on this as soon as it is out of the box.
The design and ergonomics makes this mod extremely portable without sacrificing performance in any way.
A fine starter kit for any vaper.
Cloud Chasing Kits Buying Guide
Choosing a Cloud Chasing Kit
Aside from the cloud chasing kits above, there are tons more out in the market to choose from. While the above are our top picks, you might find something else that suits you that’s not on the list. That said, when choosing a cloud chasing kit, there are some things to consider.
Are you a heavy vaper?
This is important. Heavy vapers can be described as those who vape non-stop. Pausing only to drink or eat. They usually have their mod in their hands all the time, or at least have easy access to it.
There’s nothing wrong with being a heavy vaper as long as you practice common courtesy to non-smokers and non-vapers (like vaping only where smoking is allowed). If you think you are a heavy vaper, choose a mod that has more than one battery.
Single battery mods won’t last long in the hands of heavy vapers, and unless you don’t mind swapping batteries out often, a dual- or triple-battery mod is what you want.
Power vs Portability
When choosing a kit, you have to choose between power and portability. As a general rule, the bigger the mod, the more power it can produce.
However, there are some cases where wattages exceeding 200w are available in smaller mods. If you prefer to vape discreetly, a small mod with limited power is what you need.
But if you don’t mind lugging around a big device, dual- or triple-battery mods is the wise choice. With bigger mods, aside from the power output you also get more battery life and, as is often the case, more features.
Do you build your own coils?
Some vapers thrive in building their own coils, while others make do with the convenience of ready made, disposable ones. While you get a degree of control in your vape when you build your own coils, the convenience of ready-made mods cannot be ignored.
There are even atomiser heads that are used in competitions, so if you worry about not being able to chuck enough clouds with disposable coils, you are mistaken. Performance-wise, building your own or purchasing pre-built coils are not too far apart. But the DIY route is often the most cost effective way.
Multiple battery mods will require you to invest in several pairs. This can be a bit pricey, especially if you are on a budget and just starting out. You will also want to invest on a bigger battery charger as well.
For those who are coming from simple vape pens, these can significantly add to the total cost.
However, if you already have several batteries laying around, this is not an issue.
For those who don’t want to invest in batteries yet, a mod with built-in power is what you need to look for such as the Smok Micro One.
While the ability to swap out batteries is lost, you save some money from having to purchase separate one and spares.
Finally, we have your experience level. Advanced mods usually need advanced knowledge in vaping. Because when you are cloud chasing, you play around with amps, wattages, and what-not.
While safety features are in place in most modern mods (except mechanical ones), there is still a chance that these might fail. Knowing how to vape safely within the limits of your set up is extremely importance. Pushing a mod too far can result in a broken mod at best, and losing part of your face at worst.
If you are just starting out, getting a small, simple mod with limited power is best. Using pre-built coils is also recommended to avoid short circuits. But for experienced vapers, as long as you practice proper safety, you’ll do fine with whatever mod you choose.
Cloud chasing vape kits
The world of cloud chasing is far different from vaping with a vape pen or cig-a-like. The satisfaction of blowing out massive plumes of vapor that obscure your view is an experience best felt personally.
While some vapers exclusively cloud chase, there are some who alternate between flavor seeking and cloud chasing.
Personally, I have two setups on hand. A small, simple tube mod filled with high nicotine e-liquid for flavor and my nicotine fix, and a dual-batt hybrid mod for cloud chasing.
When I’m out and about I use my small mod to get my nicotine fix anywhere. It barely produces any vapor but the high nicotine content makes sure I get my cravings in check. With my cloud chasing set-up, I leave this at home (though occasionally I take it out with me, albeit rarely, and enjoy the thick clouds it produces in the comfort and privacy of my own home.
That said, for those looking to get into cloud chasing, it doesn’t mean you have to leave your old vaping habits behind. There’s a place for flavour seeking and cloud chasing. Having access to these two worlds of vaping is what makes this ‘better’ habit fun.
Start with an affordable setup so that if ever you don’t enjoy cloud chasing you won’t lose too much money on it. But if you find that chasing clouds is your cup of tea, welcome to a new world of vaping.