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Best Vape Pen For You

What is the Best Vape Pen For You?

Finding the best vape pen isn’t easy. The vaping industry is inundated with high-quality devices ranging from cigarette-like in size to big and boxy, and vape pens sit right in the middle of these two extremes. Boasting fairly long-lasting batteries, simple operation and solid vapor production, they strike a balance between portability and performance that’s just what many newer vapers are looking for. As well as e-liquid, some vape pens are designed for wax and loose leaf, so there’s more to the style of e-cig than just e-juice. But what is the best vape pen? Although preferences vary, we’ve put together a little list of our picks for the best vape pen style devices, and some guidance as to where to look for reliable reviews.

Types of Vape Pen

If you’re looking for the best vaporizer pen, the first step is to work out what type of device you’re in the market for. Here’s a quick run down of the different types of vape pen:

  • E-Juice Vape Pens: Most vape pens on the market are designed for e-juice. They consist of a battery, a tank and an atomizer head. The atomizer head has a wick and coil, and when you press the button to start vaping, the coil vaporizes the e-liquid in the wick, which is then replenished by the juice in the tank. Most e-juice vape pens these days use bottom-coil clearomizers, so the juice is fed into the wicks from the top. This offers more consistent performance than top-coil clearomizers.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the different vaping devices on the market – as well as cigalikes and mods, not just vape pens – our infographic guide tells you everything you need to know.

Best All Around Vape Pen

Now you’ve had a basic introduction to the types of vape pen, it’s time to tackle the big question: what is the best vape pen? While there are great options in every class, we’re going to split the options into the best all around vape pen and the best vape pen for wax. However, for the “all around” class, we’re going to largely focus on e-juice vape pens. The problem is that many vape pens for dry herb don’t work as well as you may hope, so we’re limiting the options in that class to our pick for the very best option on the market. If you want a better dry herb vape, you may need to choose something bigger than a vape pen.

5 – Innokin Endura T18

The Endura T18 is a relatively low-power e-juice vape pen designed to support the “mouth-to-lung” style inhales smokers are used to, while still offering exceptional performance.  The vape pen comes with a 1000 mAh battery, a 2.5 ml tank that you fill from the top (which is as easy as it gets) and 1.5 ohm replaceable coils. The Endura T18 has a simple, one-button operation so there’s no need to navigate complicated menus: you just fill up with some of the best vape flavors and enjoy the experience. It charges by USB, and you can vape as you charge too. In a nutshell, the performance is outstanding and it’s well-suited to newer vapers.

It costs $27.95 for the kit.

4 – Joyetech eGo AIO

The eGo AIO (all-in-one) from Joyetech is one of the many good vapes from the people at Joyetech, and offers a simplicity you don’t find with many e-juice vape pens. The device is an “all in one” style e-cigarette because the battery, tank and atomizer are all contained within the same unit. Unscrew the top of the device and you’ll reveal a 2 ml capacity tank, and it comes with sub ohm coils (with a 0.6 ohm resistance) that screw into the underside of the top cap. It has a 1500 mAh battery as standard, which is more than enough for a full day of vaping. The performance is excellent, particularly the huge clouds of vapor it puts out.

The eGo AIO is also pretty cheap, at $16.99 for the kit.

3 – Kanger Subvod

The Subvod from Kanger is another of our picks for the best vape pen for e-juice, offering sub ohm vaping from a simple device with the 3.2 ml Toptank Nano included. The battery has a 1300 mAh capacity, supports coils down to 0.4 ohms and has the one-button operation you expect from a basic vape pen. The Toptank Nano comes with a 0.5 ohm coil, can be filled from the top or bottom and has adjustable airflow so you can tailor the performance to suit your preferences. The device is much like the Endura T18, but arguably offers even better performance.

The Subvod costs $29.95.

2 – Joyetech eGo One Mini

Joyetech’s eGo One Mini is another contender for the title of best vape pen for e-juice, with an 850 mAh battery capacity and a 1.8 ml tank included in the kit. The eGo One Mini comes with two atomizer heads: one 0.5 ohm option designed to boost vapor production and offer a great direct-to-lung vape, and a 1 ohm option that still offers great performance but is better suited to smoking-like mouth-to-lung inhales. The tank also offers adjustable airflow so you can adjust the draw to suit your preferences.

The eGo One Mini is available in a kit for $32.95.

1 – V2 Pro Series 3

The V2 Pro Series 3 does something most vape pens can’t, providing great performance with wax or concentrates and dry herb in addition to the standard e-juice vaping you expect. The device works through a changeable cartridge system, with one cartridge for each type of vaping, and automatically detects which cartridge you have attached. The device has a 650 mAh battery, which isn’t as good as many of the devices on this list but is still more than enough for most vapers. However, this device makes up for any limitations by offering exceptional performance in every mode, and easily ranks as the best dry herb vape pen we’ve tried.

The V2 Pro Series 3 costs $59.99, but you have to buy the wax and dry herb cartridges separately. 


Vape Pen Reviews

So the lists above should give you a good idea of the options when you’re looking for the best vape pen for your needs, but checking out some vape reviews is a crucial part of finding the very best device. Where manufacturers hype their products as much as they can, a reviewer’s job is to cut through the nonsense and give you the real low-down on what each vape pen has to offer. Before you buy, reading reviews is a must.

Although there are many excellent reviewers out there, here are a few sites we recommend checking out for all of your vape pen needs:

  • Vaping360: Vaping360 is one of the most well-known vaping sites out there, and it’s earned the support of vapers thanks to it’s always-informative and no-nonsense reviews of all types of vaping devices. Although they focus on e-juice vaping – everything from beginner devices to higher-end mods – they also have sections for dry herb and wax/concentrate vape pens.
  • EcigClick: EcigClick is a UK-based reviewer with a focus on e-juice vaping but some excellent, informative and in-depth reviews of some of the best vape pens, cigalikes and mods on the market. Although they don’t cover wax or dry herb vape pens, it’s definitely one to check out when you’re looking for a new device.
  • The Vape Critic: The Vape Critic specializes in reviewing dry herb and concentrate/wax vaporizers, but if you’re in the market for one of them, this is one of the best places to check. With a detailed, informative and always-honest reviewing style, if you want the low-down on a dry herb or wax vape pen, you can trust the Vape Critic to steer you in the right direction.
  • ECigaretteReviewed: Although ECigaretteReviewed focuses on e-juice vaping devices, they offer in-depth reviews of some of the best devices on the market and never pull punches when it comes to criticism. They also cover some dry herb and wax vaporizers like the V2 Pro Series, and they’re worth checking out if you’re in the market for anything vaping-related.


So the question “what is the best vape pen?” may not have a simple answer, but if you know what type of device you’re looking for, there are several strong contenders in each class. The challenge is finding the very best vaporizer pen for your needs. Every device has its pros and cons, and while we’ve endeavored to give you a run-down of the benefits and drawbacks of some of the best options on the market, it’s always worth digging a little deeper and reading some reviews before you pull the trigger on a purchase. If you put the work in before making your purchase and think hard about what you’re looking for, you’ll have no problem finding a top-quality vape pen. 

Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson

Writer at Black Note
Lee Johnson is a writer and vaper from the UK. He started vaping in 2012, and since then has contributed to E-Cigarette Reviewed, E-Cigarette Direct’s Ashtray Blog and Vaping360. He strongly believes smokers need accurate information about vaping and other reduced-harm alternatives to smoking. He has a degree in physics from the Open University and a passion for all forms of science.
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What is Naturally Extracted Tobacco E-Liquid?

E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

If your aim when you buy e-liquid is to experience the subtle nuances, genuine flair and authentic taste of real tobacco, then you’ll be on the mark if you buy e-juice from the Black Note lineup.

Best E-Juice

When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

For starters, you’ll want an e-juice that doesn’t contain all kinds of strange chemicals and concoctions that you can’t even pronounce. True, even the best e-liquid will contain vegetable glycerin (VG) and proplene glycol (PG), which serve as the base of e-juice, but you don’t necessarily need a host of other chemical compounds.

The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

In addition to having as few chemical ingredients as possible, the best e-juice will have an amazing taste. For those who enjoy authenticity over imitation, the most amazing taste is the most natural taste, especially when it comes to tobacco. Since Black Note uses real extract from tobacco leaves, we not only avoid all those weird chemical flavorings, but we also produce the most authentic experience: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like tobacco.

Best E-Liquid on the Market

Anyone looking for the best e-liquid on the market need look no further than Black Note. Black Note tobacco vaping liquid ranks as the best e-juice across the board in every category, starting with the taste.

Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

In addition to being the best e-juice for tobacco taste, Black Note also has the best e-liquid manufacturing process. We spent years researching and testing various production methods, and finally landed on one that we believe is absolutely perfect.

It starts with growing carefully selected tobacco seeds, followed by an equally precise of steps that include an extensive natural extraction process. Even our bottling and packaging is done with the utmost care, using recycled and recyclable packaging materials to ensure our products are as earth-friendly as they are vapor-friendly.

One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

Vape Juice Ingredients

Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

What is the Best Flavor for Ecig Juice?

From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

Best Sweet Tobacco E-Juice

When it comes to sweet tobacco e-juice, your options can be broken down into two categories.

The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

WARNING: Black Note products are not smoking cessation products and have not been tested as such. Black Note products are intended for use by adults of legal smoking age (21 or older in California), and not by children or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Black Note products contain nicotine, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Ingestion of the non-vaporized concentrated ingredients can be poisonous. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.