Over the past few years vape mods have been getting bigger, more powerful and increasingly advanced. It’s hard to believe that until recently, most devices didn’t even break 50W. Now almost every major e-cig company produces a dual 18650 box mod that puts out 200W or more. There’s a lot to choose from; below you’ll see our picks for top 200W box mods:
One of the first (and best) 200W vape mods, the Snowwolf 200W Box Mod by Asmodus, created a ton of buzz when it was released in early 2015. Retailing for over $100, it took the industry by storm and all of the major e-cig manufacturers seemed to follow suit. Since then, the vaping industry hasn’t looked back.
Besides being shocked by the price, I remember thinking, “who really needs that much power?” Afterall, I started out with a $25 eGo vape pen that barely reached 10W, followed by a $40 iStick 30W that I hardly pushed above 20W. But times have quickly changed, and the introduction of sub-ohm tanks has made it possible for everyone experience the highest level of performance in a safe and convenient fashion. Just throw in a pre-built sub-ohm coil and fire away!
Affordable 200W Box Mods (Under $100)
Let’s be honest, the majority of vapers don’t “need” a 200W vape mod – myself included. The truth is I rarely exceed 120W, but knowing that I have the option is definitely a big selling point. A bigger factor for me is that running dual 18650 batteries (required to generate 200W of output) will provide plenty of battery life and prevent me from having to constantly recharge my device.
Although I prefer something smaller when I’m on-the-go, a dual 18650 box mod is what I use 90% of the time. I’ve had the pleasure of testing out most of the top products, these are my picks for best 200W vape mods under $100:
Smoant was relatively unknown until recently, but the Smoant Battlestar 200W Box Mod has definitely put the company on the map. For the price, it’s hard to find a device that’s so well-built and loaded with so many advanced features. It has great aesthetics, reminiscent of a high-end sports car, and it offers full temperature control (Ni/Ti/SS/TCRx3) with a bright OLED display, toggle-button interface, magnetic battery cover, micro-USB charging port and more.
The Ijoy Captain PD270 Vape Mod is a little bit different than the other devices on this list. It’s the first to incorporate the new 20700 cells being used by car maker Tesla. They’re likely to be widely adopted in the vaping industry as well, and the device comes with two. It can also be used with standard 18650 batteries, providing up to 234W with all of the most advanced features. It has a sleek, ergonomic design with a large front facing OLED display, oversized firing button and replaceable side panels for a personalized look.
It’s safe to say that the Smok Alien 220W Box Mod was the top vape mod of 2016 – and most of 2017. Not only does it look great and come in a wide array of colors, but it offers up to 220W of output with all of the most advanced features, including temperature control (Ni/Ti/SS). It has a huge, front-facing OLED screen that displays an enormous amount of data, and the full length firing button on the side is not only discreet, but it’s definitely cool.
The Wismec Reuleaux family of vape mods has undergone several updates. Personally I like the Wismec Reuleaux RX2/3 Mod the best, because unlike its siblings which are powered by three 18650 batteries, the RX2/3 can be run by either two (150W) or three (200W) cells. This provides more flexibility, and it has the same signature Reuleaux two-tone styling, along with precision temperature control (Ni/Ti/SS/TCR) and tons of advanced features.
Although it looks eerily similar to the Smok Alien 200W box mod (above), the Sigelei Kaos Spectrum Mod has a few key differences that set it apart. It has most of the same advanced features and offers a bit more power at 230W, but it has a large color TFT display that features a unique, variable color illumination ring that light ups (and personalizes) the device. Chose from six different colors, or turn it off. The only thing I like better about the Alien Mod is the full-length side firing button; otherwise both are comparable.
High-End 200W Vape Mods (Over $100)
Most people would be perfectly satisfied with the products listed above, but if you’re looking for the absolute best 200W vape mod in terms of quality, performance and technology, then the devices listed below will be right up your alley. These are my picks for best 200W box mods over $100:
One of the sexiest 200W+ vape mods on the market, the Lost Vape Triade DNA 250 Box Mod is powered by the most reliable and advanced chipset available – the DNA 250 by eVolv. Recently updated from the DNA 200, it offers up to 250W of power with some of the most advanced features and customization options available, thanks to eVolv’s companion eScribe software. The Triade has a beautifully engineered die cast zinc alloy chassis with various textured battery doors. Designed in the USA, everything about this mod screams quality!
Right up there with the Triade, the YiHi SXMini G-Class 200W Vape Mod is undoubtedly one of the best 200W box mods available. It doesn’t come cheap, but boy is it packed with performance and cutting edge technology! Powered by the YiHi SX550J chipset, it offers up to 200W of output with SXi-Q Intelligent Taste Curve calculations, full temperature control, Bluetooth support and unparalleled accuracy. It has a huge multi-format, color OLED display with a unique joystick control and tons of data. The list of features is long!
Also available: Direct Vapor for $219.95
Another DNA250-powered device like the Lost Vape Triade (above), the HCigar VT250 Box Mod has all of the same advanced features and comes with eVolv’s companion eScribe software to provide full customization. With a completely different look than the Triade, the HCigar VT250 has a sleek, rounded shape and is truly ergonomic with a curved zinc alloy chassis. It offers up to 250W of output with precision temp control, preheat, autosensing resistance and resistance lock, cell by cell monitoring and so much more.
With most of the same advanced features as the YiHi SXMini G-Class (above), the YiHi SXMini Q-Mini 200W Vape Mod offers industry leading technology in a slightly different format than its sibling. Rather than having a joystick control and front-facing color display, the Q-Mini has traditional dual adjustment buttons and incorporates the YiHi SX450J BT chipset offering 200W of power, SXi-Q Intelligent Taste Curve, precision temperature control, Bluetooth support and more. It has a smaller quadrant based OLED display on the side, but it provides nearly as much data with the same high qulaity construction.
Also available: Vapor DNA for $189.99
OK… one more DNA250 mod to recommend; afterall, it’s one of the most reliable and widely-used, high-end chipsets available. The Flawless Tuglyfe DNA 250W Box Mod includes all of the DNA250’s advanced features and comes in a wide variety of unique colors and finishes. Made in the USA and constructed from zinc alloy, it has stylish ergonomic design… and unlike the other devices I’ve recommended it includes a built-in 1200mAh LiPo battery with a a high-speed 2A charge port. Love the clean lines and subtle details!
What’s Your Favorite 200W Device?
These are what I would consider the top 200W vape mods on the market right now. There are certainly other great devices worth considering, what would you consider the best 200W box mod? Please share in the comments below: