Juul Australia (Best Pod Vape Alternatives)

Looking for the best pod vape in Australia, we list our top alternatives for those looking for Juul Australia.

Below we list down the best pod vapes along with our buying guide.

Best Vape Pods (Juul Australia Alternatives)

If you have been searching for ‘Juul Australia’ you maybe already know that the device is currently not available here. The makers PAX vaporizer have not reveled plans to release their best selling device here yet, so what are the best Juul alternatives here in Australia.

Before that we can set the scene : Vape tech advances at an astonishing rate. What once was new, becomes old in mere months. However, even old tech gets recycled to bring something new to the table.

In the early days of vaping, the popular devices were cig-a-likes. These are small batteries shaped like cigarettes where users attach cartridges filled with e-liquid. These cartridges are usually disposable, though vapers found ways to refill it on their own. In time, these cig-a-likes made way for more powerful devices and the days of disposable cartridges were gone.

The JUUL Australia

JUUL VapeWho would have thought then that the concept of disposable cartridges would make a comeback in the form of pods? The JUUL, made by the makers of the PAX vaporizer, is the first of its kind to bring back the concepts of old paired with new tech. Portable, no nonsense, and easy to use, the JUUL was a hit form the get go. However, despite its successes, vapers found a lot to complain about it.

Aside from the shorter battery life, JUUL pods were disposable. While a single pod can last you about 200 puffs, which is equivalent to a pack of cigarettes, having to purchase pods of various flavors can amount to a small fortune in the long run.

This is where other manufacturers step in. We look at the best Juul alternatives available to Australian vapers today.

POD Vape

Best Pod Vapes

RemarksBattery SizeE Liquid CapacityOpen/Closed System
Suorin DropBest Overall310 mAh2mL CapacityOpen
BO Vaping BO OneJust like the JUUL380 mAh1.5mL CapacityClosed
Aspire Breeze 2Best battery, with adjustable airflow 1000 mAh3mL CapacityOpen
Aspire Gusto MiniPowerful & affordable900 mAh4.2ml CapacityOpen
Suorin Air KitMost discreet design400 mAh2mL CapacityOpen

Suorin Drop

Suorin Drop Vape Pod

Perfect for pocket carry, the Drop is slim but solid!

Suorin Drop

PROS:
  • Leak-resistant, Refillable pods
  • Tight draw mimics smoking
  • Stealthy and discreet

CONS:
  • No Airflow Control

Specifications

What's In The Box

The Suorin Drop is an interestingly designed pod vape. So interesting that SMOK decided to copy its quirky profile. The Suorin Drop has a battery capacity of 300mah, good for half a day of vaping. If you plan to use this as a main device, be sure to bring your charger, or you can get multiple Suorin Drops if you so wish.

The Suorin Drop comes in a variety of colors – black, tiffany blue, yellow, brushed gunmetal, and red. Perfect for those who want their devices to match their personalities. It is quite thin, measuring at just 12mm and stands at about 12mm, easily pocket-able. Good thing it doesn’t leak easily.

Performance-wise, the Drop vapes fantastic. It’s aimed at MTL users so don’t expect to chase clouds here. Flavor it top-notch as well, something many other pod vapes can’t manage. However, the Drop often misfires on me. Whether it’s a one-off with my unit, I’m not sure, but overall it’s a nice, interesting device that performs great when it works.

BO Vaping BO One

BO ONE Vape Device

Stealthy and easy to use, with more flavours than the JUUL!

BO ONE, Bo Vaping

PROS:
  • Longer battery life
  • Ergonomic design feels good
  • Plug and Play pre-filled nicotine-salt pods

CONS:
  • Closed pod system is hackable, but not made easy.

Specifications

What's In The Box

At first glance, you will notice how the BO One from BO Vaping looks a lot like a JUUL. But unlike the JUUL, the BO One offers more accessories and has a wider range of flavors available. Pods are not refillable though, which can be a deal breaker for some.

The BO One comes with a magnetic USB charger, though you can purchase a portable charging station with 1500mAh of power, good for about three to four recharges. It costs extra but the BO Power charging station is worth it especially if you plan on making the BO One as your all-day vape device.

Pods are equipped with Fiber Freaks wicks, ensuring you don’t get any wicking issues. Switching pods is very easy, literally plug-and-play. You don’t get leaks too, which is a huge plus.

The BO One has a loose MTL draw to it, though don’t expect to chuck clouds here. Overall, the BO One is an elegant solution to your search for a nice JUUL alternative.

Lung hits are still possible, though with a restricted airflow.

Aspire Breeze 2

Aspire Breeze 2

Sleeker Design, Better Battery Life, Improved Performance!

Aspire Breeze 2

PROS:
  • Adjustable airflow (MTL to restricted lung hit)
  • Good battery life
  • Leak free refillable pods

CONS:
  • Long(ish) charge time

Specifications

What's In The Box

The new Aspire Breeze 2 addresses everything that limited the success of the original. It now has a much improved refillable pod system, and it looks better too.

The battery is now 1000mAh, which for a device this small, is more than enough to last a day of vaping.

Pods are easily detached with a new release function and can be filled with up to 3ml of eliquid. The Breeze 2 still uses the same U-tech coils as the original, though it can now offer a true MTL experience.

Lung hits are still possible, though with a restricted airflow.

SMOK Rolo Badge

SMOK Rolo Badge

The SMOK ROLO BADGE brings a great MTL experience!

SMOK Rolo Badge

PROS:
  • Good flavor and a solid throat hit
  • Attractive, sleek design
  • Great For Beginners

CONS:
  • Finger print magnet

Specifications

What's In The Box

At first glance, you might mistake the SMOK Rolo Badge with the Suorin Drop, another pod vape device with the same spade-like shape. However, where the Suorin Drop lets you vape on the pointed end, the Rolo Badge is inverted, the drip tip is on the wide end.

The Rolo Badge is a well-made piece of tech, made of zinc-alloy and weighs a fair bit (about 70 grams). Refilling is easy if you have a needle-tip bottle, and the pods are magnetic, so you won’t get any satisfying clicks here.

The device offers a true MTL draw, though it’s a bit looser than others. Still, it works great and should appease many MTL vapers.

Aspire Gusto Mini

Aspire Gusto Mini

Large e-juice capacity & more power, Great for DTL!

Aspire Gusto Mini

PROS:
  • Big Power in a Small Package
  • Micro USB passthrough charging
  • Very affordable

CONS:
  • Mouth piece could be slightly longer

Specifications

What's In The Box

The Gusto Mini from Aspire is another powerful contender out to dethrone the JUUL. Shaped like a small box mod rather than a pen-style device, the Gusto Mini will appeal more to those who come from using box mods.

Despite the shape, the Gusto Mini is ergonomic, portable, and most importantly, easy to use. It has a whopping 900mAh battery, compared to the 200mAh one on the JUUL, and is able to put out up to 17 watts of power.

The Gusto Mini uses pods with a 4.2ml capacity and comes pre-filled with Halo eliquid flavors. However, they don’t come in 0 mg nicotine, which can be a problem since this is definitely not a mouth to lung device. But if you are fine with lung vaping on low strength nicotine, the Gusto is one of the best JUUL alternatives out there.

Kandypens RUBI

KandyPen Ruby 2

JUUL-Like in appearance, the RUBI offers better battery life!

Kandypens RUBI

PROS:
  • No leaking or bad-tasting puffs
  • Powerful internal battery
  • Quality design

CONS:
  • No the longest lasting battery

Specifications

What's In The Box

A more traditional copy of the JUUL, the Kandypens RUBI manages to one-up the original by offering refillable pods.

Shaped like the JUUL but powered by a slightly larger battery, the RUBI is one of the best alternatives to the JUUL. Its vapor production is impressive for its size, flavor is nothing to sneeze at, and leaks and spitbacks are virtually non-existent.

However, the device is far from perfect. It doesn’t support passthrough charging, which can be a deal breaker for some, and with the way it’s designed, you have no way of knowing the eliquid level. You can top off often to ensure you don’t run out of ejuice in the middle of a drive or walk, but this oversight can be a hassle.

However, despite the drawbacks, the Kandypens RUBI remains as one of the best pod vapes in the market today. And about the battery? It comes with a lifetime warranty.

Suorin Air Kit

Suorin Air 2

Looks & feels great, with a constant 16 watt output!

Sourin Air Kit

PROS:
  • On/Off switch can save battery life
  • slim credit card design
  • Well made, with no leaks

CONS:
  • No Airflow Control

Specifications

What's In The Box

Another pod vape device that doesn’t follow the pen style mold is the Suorin Air Kit. Just about the size of a credit card, it still manages to be portable and works as a stealthy option for those used to big, bulky mods.

The design is similar to a smart phone, making it sleek and elegant. The color choices all look great as well, giving the device a classy look. Inside, a 400mAh battery powers the kit, double the capacity of the JUUL. It vapes at a constnat 16 watts of power, which is another plus, and the throat hit is great.

The kit can hold up to 2ml of ejuice and has a 1.2ohm coil, perfect for a MTL vape. If you are looking for a direct lung hit, this might work only if you like a restricted hit. Cartridges are refillable as well, making the Air Kit a more consumer friendly device than the JUUL.

Though battery life may not last you the whole day, the Suorin Air Kit’s size and practicality more than makes up for it. Definitely worth a look if you are on the market for a pod vape.

MyJet by Wismec

Wismec Myjet 3

Shaped like the JUUL, The MyJet has better ergonomics, superior battery, e-juice capacity & refillable pod option!

My JET by Wismec

Specifications

What's In The Box

We can’t have a list of JUUL alternatives without adding Wismec’s My Jet. It is perhaps the closest to a JUUL as you can find in the market today. Though it matches the JUUL in style and portability, the MyJet has certain advantages.

If you put the JUUL and MyJet together, you’ll find that the MyJet is a bit longer and a shade wider. To compensate for this added heft, the MyJet is round shaped, for a better tactile experience, than the squared off corners of the JUUL.

Where MyJet one-ups the JUUL is in the pods. Though you can get pre-filled pods for it, you can opt to purchase refillable ones as well. This lets you fill the pods with your favorite ejuice. Though Wismec doesn’t add rebuildable options, some enterprising vapers have found a way to rebuild the coils in it for added longevity.

The MyJet is a mouth to lung device, with the draw being pretty tight. Cloud chasers won’t be looking at pod devices in the first place, and the target market of these kinds of models are those who are looking for the analog experience. Firing the device is done via automatic switch, staying true to the analog simulation.

The battery is rated at 350mAh, about double than that of the JUUL and the ejuice capacity is at 1.2ml (the JUUL can hold up to 0.7ml only).

For a great alternative to the JUUL, the MyJet is near the top of the list. The option to choose between pre-filled or refillable pods can be the deal breaker when choosing between this or the JUUL.

What is a pod vape?

 

POD Vape

 

Now we know that we cannot yet buy the juul in Australia, but lets look first at what exactly the alternatives in size and design actually offer.

In essence, a pod vape is a step higher than a cig-a-like, and a step lower than your VW box mod. It’s usually shaped like a pen vape, though there some shaped like a small box mod, a badge, and even a credit card. It offers much more versatility and customization than a vape pen however.

What sets pod vapes apart from the usual starter mods is that instead of a drip atomizer or tank, pod vapes use ejuice pods (hence the name).

These are small tanks with a coil built-in, that can be replaced as easily as plugging in a USB drive. Some pods are pre-filled, though there are some that can be refilled with your e-juice flavor of choice.

Refillable vs pre-filled pod systems

As mentioned, there are two types of pods available for use in pod vapes – refillable and pre-filled.

Refillable systems use pods that come empty and users can fill it with any ejuice they so desire. These can refilled as long as the coil holds up. The only time you’ll need to replace it is when t he coil burns out or if it cracks.

While refillable pods are not marketed as rebuildable, there are some industrious vapers who find ways. It’s not easy, but if you don’t want to spend too much on refillable pods, you can always rebuild it.

As for pre-filled systems, these are pre-filled by the manufacturer. They come in various flavors, though these are usually limited.

Designed to be used once then thrown away, pre-filled pods are for those who don’t want to bother with refilling, and by extension the leaks and mess that come with it.

Pre-filled pods can be swapped out anytime, enabling you to change flavors on the fly. You can do this with refillable pods too of course, unlike tanks where one has to empty out the ejuice and fill it with a new one. Not to mention having to replace the wick to get rid of the old flavor.

Who should use pod vapes?

Pod vapes are perfect for users who don’t want to fiddle around with coils and wicks, don’t want to bring around huge mods, and usually, those who prefer high nicotine eliquid. A high nic content sacrifices clouds for a satisfying throat hit.

Vapers who only care about their nicotine fix and don’t care much for clouds or rebuilding should check out pod vapes. The only maintenance you need for these devices is to charge them regularly, clean them, and to refill (if using refillable pods).

Benefits of pod vapes

  • Stealthy
  • Easily transportable
  • Resistant to leaks
  • Easy to use
  • No rebuilding of coils
  • No rewicking needed
  • Can swap out flavors on the fly

Downsides of pod vapes

  • You can’t customize your vape
  • Cloud chasing is impossible
  • Heavy vapers need to recharge constantly
Nicotine salt e juices

Nicotine Salt E-Juices : Best for Juul Australia Alternative Vapes

All of the above are refillable so you can just fill it up with your eliquid and you are good to go. However, pod devices tend to lessen the throat hit if compared with regular mods and atomizers. That said, to get the most out of your pod device, using salt-based nicotine e-liquid is the best.

Stronger throat hit when used with regular mods, but when coupled with pod devices, the throat hit is just perfect. JUUL uses a 5% concentration of nicotine salts and it is best to start there. If you find the hit to be too harsh, you can go for a lower percentage. I you find it too weak, gradually up the concentration of the nic salts til you find the best hit for you.

All the pod devices above are compatible with nicotine salts and in fact, work best with it. Whatever you choose, all it boils down is what feels right to you.

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