There are countless vape kits available on the market, sometimes finding the right one for you can feel like a daunting task. Whether you are new to vaping or have been a vaper for years, we understand that not everyone wants a big vape kit that kicks out huge clouds.

If you are looking for a small vape with a compact design and discreet vapour production, you’ve come to the right place. We’re taking a look at some of our favourite pocket-friendly vapes for 2024, to help you find the best small vape kit you.

The benefits of small vapes

There are many reasons that a small and compact vape may be a good choice for you, whether it is a preference, a need to travel light, or just because you want something more discreet. But just because these vapes are small, does not mean they don’t come with many advantages.

Small vape kits make it easy to take your device with you everywhere you go, fitting perfectly into your pocket or bag, no matter where you are going. They are lightweight and easily portable, with built-in batteries that are simple to charge whenever needed.

Due to the 2ml tank size cap in the UK almost all vapes have a 2ml capacity in their tank or pod, so although these devices may be small in size they can still hold just as much vape juice as any other device.

Small vapes tend to be most common as starter kits, as these do not require a large battery or complex features. This also means that they have a light vapour production that is much more discreet than many larger devices which produce much bigger clouds of vapour.

Because of these many benefits, some vapers opt for a small vape as their everyday vape kit, as they find it better fits their preferences and routine. However, others choose to keep a small kit as a secondary device that they can take with them during those times when they want something more discreet, like a formal event or festival.

What are disposable vapes?

In this post we are primarily focusing on reusable vape kits, but if the reason you are looking for a small vape is a short event, like a festival or special occasion, a disposable vape may also be a good option to consider. These are a type of single-use vape which comes prefilled with vape juice and with a built-in battery.

On average these small disposable vape kits will offer around 600 puffs per device, which is plenty for a short occasion. Once the e-liquid inside is used up, the device can simply be disposed of, meaning there is no need for refilling, charging, or any other vaping accessories.

Because of the nature of these devices, they are extremely small and lightweight, and create a light, discreet vapour while helping you maintain your smoke-free journey. If you think disposable vapes could be a good option for you, take a look at our blog post ‘Best disposable vapes 2024’.

Best small vape for beginners

Three SKE Crystal Plus pod vape kits in assorted colours on a white background

If you are pretty new to vaping, or looking for your first kit, the SKE Crystal Plus prefilled pod vape is an excellent place to start. The device itself has a small, pen-style design, similar to that of a disposable vape. However, unlike disposables this device has changeable pods, which can be replaced whenever empty.

To make the Crystal Plus approachable and user-friendly, the pods come prefilled with e-liquid and can be inserted into the device and used straight away. There are fifteen delicious flavour options to choose from, and each pod contains 2ml of 20 mg/ml nicotine salt e-liquid. You may recognise the flavours from SKE Crystal’s range of disposable vapes, as the pods contain the exact same e-liquid, which also makes this an excellent alternative to disposables.

Because the pods can be changed so easily, the Crystal Plus is a great on-the-go discreet vape, and you can even change flavours in just a click! Plus, there is no need for buttons or any complicated features, instead it uses inhale activation so you can simply inhale through the mouthpiece and the device will fire.

Best small vape for flavour

Two Lost Mary Tappo prefilled pod vape kits in bronze and pink to green ombre on a white background

When it comes to small vapes with big flavour two devices take our pick: the Lost Mary Tappo and the Elf Bar ELFA PRO pod vape kits.

As we have mentioned, prefilled pod vapes are a great option if you are looking for simplicity, but the Lost Mary Tappo proves that simple does not have to mean basic.

The Tappo is a small square vape that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, but still packs a punch with a 750 mAh built-in battery. The battery can be fast charged whenever needed via a USB-C cable, and the handy LED battery light indicator lets you know when it is time to think about charging. The design of this device may be familiar to you if you have ever used Lost Mary BM600 and BM600S disposable vapes, as it has a very similar size, shape, and weight.

Five Elf Bar ELFA PRO prefilled pod vape kits in assorted colours on a white background

The ELFA PRO on the other hand has a slim, pen-style design, which looks just like an Elf Bar disposable vape. It utilises draw activation, so there is no need for buttons, simply inhale through the mouthpiece whenever you want to vape. It is available in a choice of five sleek and stylish colour finishes, each of which comes with a different flavoured pod.

The thing that really elevates both of these devices is the range of compatible prefilled pods. Both the Lost Mary Tappo pods and the Elf Bar ELFA PRO pods contain QUAQ mesh coils, which are a new technology that offers a more consistent flavour and vaping experience, from the first puff to the last. Each pod is filled with 2ml of 20 mg/ml nic salt vape juice, and is the same e-liquid that is used in each brands disposable vape range.

The Tappo and ELFA PRO pods are cross compatible, so each device can be used with any Tappo, ELFA PRO, or original ELFA pods. This give you the choice of over 50 different pod options to choose from, so there is bound to be something to suit any flavour preference.

Best small vape for mouth-to-lung

Two Vaporesso ECO Nano pod vape kits in grey and black on a white background

If your preference is for small refillable vapes that offer great mouth-to-lung vaping, something like the Vaporesso ECO Nano will be right up your street.

This kit features a compact design, with a comfortable tapered mouthpiece and sleek exterior finish. As with all of these devices, its small size and light weight makes it perfect for on the go use and very pocket-friendly, but where this device really shines is with the satisfying mouth-to-lung vaping experience that it offers.

The power output and airflow of this device have been specifically designed to enhance the mouth-to-lung vaping experience, with the draw activation making it not only easy to use, but also replicate the feeling of smoking a cigarette accurately and effectively.

The ECO Nano can be used with any 50/50 or high PG vape juice, and works extremely well with nicotine salt e-liquids for a smooth inhale with just the right amount of throat hit.

Best small vape for portability

Two Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano pod vape kits in black and red on a white background

If you are always on the go and are looking for the best compact vape to accompany you wherever you need to go, the Vaporesso XROS 3 Nano will certainly do the job. This mini vape has an extremely compact, square design but still manages to pack in a whopping 1000 mAh battery, offering good battery life that should last the average vaper for a full day of use.

Its small size lets the XROS 3 Nano fit in any pocket or bag with ease, but to make it even easier to keep with you wherever you go, the kit also comes with a lanyard. The refillable pods utilise Vaporesso’s SSS anti-leak technology, so you can rest easy knowing that no matter how you store your vape when not in use, the e-liquid is going to stay exactly where it is supposed to be.

The kit comes with two different pod options, with a choice of two coil resistances that can give a slightly different vaping experience. This allows you to try each coil option to work out which one feels most comfortable for you.

The XROS 3 Nano pods can be repeatedly refilled with your choice of 50/50 or high PG vape juice, and once you start to notice it is tasting a little burnt you can replace the entire pod with a fresh one.

Best small vape for adjustable airflow

Three VOOPOO Argus Z pod vape kits in assorted colours on a white background

For a small vape that offers you room to personalise your vaping experience, we highly recommend the VOOPOO Argus Z pod kit. This device has a petite and compact design, with an ergonomic mouthpiece and a sleek and stylish finish.

The Argus Z may be small but it still packs a punch with a 900 mAh internal battery for long battery life, with draw activation and an array of built-in safety features that makes it incredibly easy to use. To give you extra peace of mind about storing your device when not in use, the magnetic pod connection keeps the pod securely in place, and the patented multi-layer leakage-proof pod design ensures your e-liquid will stay exactly where it is supposed to be.

The adjustable 4-hold airflow allows you to select the exact airflow setting that feels most comfortable for you. This allows you to adjust how tight or loose the draw is, so you can tailor the pull to suit your own preferences.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of the small vape kits included in this post, pop in to your local Evapo store and speak to a member of our team, or reach out to our Customer Service Hub.