Last Updated: Mar 8, 2024

Welcome to UK ECIG STORE 2021 Awards, where we will be awarding the best products and brands in the industry, as well as some incredibly hard-working nominees that came oh so close, we’ll be watching you in 2022!

What a year 2021 has been, we have seen the rise of disposable vape kits, more vaping alternatives and the creation of some highly advanced kits. Our expert staff debated long and hard about their favourites for the year. It wasn't easy as this year has been particularly incredible, but we have selected the ultimate best products released in 2021, and offering official UK ECIG STORE awards to some brands and products that have blown us away.

We'll be awarding the best vape liquids brand, the best vape flavours, best vape kits, best hardware brands the best and the best vape hardware found on our online vape shop.

A massive congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of 2021. We cant wait to see what you’ve got in store for us next year.

Best Overall E-Liquid Brand 

Best Overall Hardware 

Best Shortfill 

Best 10ml 

Best Pod Vape Kit 

Best Sub-Ohm Kit 

Best Disposable

Best Overall E-Liquid Brand


Winner: Doozy Vape Co.

Doozy Vape has been an extremely popular vaping brand since they were established in 2015, but this year we think they have completely knocked it out of the park. They have a number of e-liquid ranges that appeal to a variety of different vapers. Some may say a jack of all trades is a master of none, but Doozy Vape has completely shut that down.

All of their juices have great tastes and are all of a very high quality. Their collections include: Juice Junki, Doozy Cocktail, Tropix Collection.

Their vast collections offer a range of vape juices: shortfills, 50/50 freebase e-liquids, and nic salts that come in a range of dessert, ice, fruit and classic flavours.

Doozy vape is an amazing UK brand and is the creme de la creme of UK e-liquid brands this year.

Shout out to our amazing e-liquid brand nominees, that has consistently given us some amazing e-liquids in 2021.

Nominees: Nasty Juice, Twelve Monkeys, VYKO,IVG, Dolce Desserts, Dinner Lady.

Best Shortfill

UK ECIG STORE 2021 AWARDS 12 monkeys

Winner: Twelve Monkeys - Kanzi 50ml

This one has been particularly difficult as we have seen an abundance of outstanding vaping juices from newcomers and more long-term established brands. But this time we have gone with the majority and chosen a gorgeous flavour loved hands down by our expert team. It combines succulent strawberry, refreshing melon and zingy kiwi for the ultimate fruity and unique taste.

Twelve monkeys have been in the vape juice game for years and have been highly renowned by the industry for a number of years, winning many awards, and you can see why with the unique flavour.

Nominees: Suicide Bunny - Suckerpunch, Supergood - Butter 01, Cotton and Cable - Hot Cross Bun, Udderly Amazing - Rainbow Milkshake, Innevape - Carousel , Riot Squad - Apple Cucumber Mint & Aniseed. 

Best 10ml


Winner:  IVG 50/50 Berry Medley

50/50 freebase nicotine e-liquids have always been popular, they are great for smokers or anyone that wants to make the switch to vaping. From IVG Vape, they give you a ‘smoke-like’ throat hit and are available in a range of nicotine options depending on where you are in your vaping journey. We have seen loads of new 50/50 e-liquid flavours this year, but this one stood out in particular.

The sensation and taste of blackcurrant fused with raspberries and apple flavours makes it irresistible and truly one of a kind. It makes the perfect all day vape and never gets old. This juice is available in 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg nicotine contents.

Nominees: IVG - Summer Blaze, Vampire Vape - Heisenberg, Doozy Vape Fifty 50 - Tobacco, Supergood Salts - Butter 03, Pod Salt - Blueberg, UK ECIG STORE - Blue Crush Nic Salt.

Best Pod Vape Kit


Winner: Innokin Sensis Pod Kit

We have seen a number of awesome pod kits this year. The rise of pods and move away from complicated heavy-duty tanks, have allowed advanced kits and starter kits to both use pod style systems, to create a more simple vaping experience. This year there have been some great MTL and sub-ohm pod kits but our clear winner gained alot of hype in the industry and for good reason.

Despite the amazing pod kits we have seen this year Innokin has really come through. The Innokin Sensis has to be the front runner, it allows for a superior MTL vaping experience, and has a large 300mAh battery, giving you a long battery life and the opportunity to vape consistently without running out of battery.

This kit features revolutionary modes and features including a refresh mode, FO mode and coil+ mode, allowing you to set your frequency, temperature, and manually refresh your coils after every hit, offering maximum flavour.

The glass and metal mixed pod achieve everything a classic tank would, great flavour and a overall advanced experience, while still maintaining ease.

The Innokin Sensis blew us away this year but we can’t deny the amazing pod kits that  we saw in 2021.

Nominees: Uwell - Caliburn AK 2, Innokin - Endura T22 Pro, VooPoo - Vinci, Vaporesso Xros, Smok - Novo 2s, Lost Vape - Ursa Mini

Best Sub-Ohm Kit


Winner: Voopoo Drag 3 Vape Kit

On our online vape shop, we have some amazing sub-ohm vaping devices for advanced vapers. Over the years we have seen technology advance in sub-ohm kits allowing for a more controlled and personalised experience. Voopoo is known for innovative products and their Drag series put them on the map.

Since their first Drag Kit, they have created a number of super cool drag series kits, and the Drag 3, is the latest and most exceptional thus far. Its embedded Gene FAN 2.0 chipset allows for a quick response from the firing button and intelligent coil recognition allowing you to produce the ultimate taste and dense clouds, ultimately giving you a highly advanced vaping experience.

This kit has high power, high performance and versatility.

Nominees: Smok Arcfox Kit, Geekvape Aegis Solo 2 Kit (S100, GeekVape Obelisk 120 FC Vape Kit, Vaporesso Luxe II. 

Best Disposable Brand


Winner: Elf Bar

2021 by far has been the year for disposable vape kits. A vast number of e-liquid and hardware brands have gone out of their way to produce fantastic disposable kits, and it has helped countless people quit smoking, so this award was a particularly debatable topic among experts.

Elf Bar is a relatively new brand, but we have seen the world fall in love with their amazing disposable kits. Elf Bar disposable kits come in 25 popular flavours and have a longlasting battery that give you up to 600 puffs per device, allowing you to vape all day with ease and grace, no wonder you rated this kit 5 stars!

Elf Bar disposables is a clear winner for us as they give you everything you need in a disposable kit, a long battery life, easy portability, excellent flavour, ease of use and as an extra - a beautiful aesthetic.

The Elf Bar is truly awesome but it was a close call. We also saw the release of exquisite disposables from a number of new and established brands.

Nominees: Geek Bar, Mbar, Hyppe Bar, IVG Bar, Smok VVOW, Ifrit Bar, VYKO.

Best Overall Hardware Brand


Winner: Smok

Vaping hardware is essential among all vapers, and hardware brands work hard to create the most innovative, unique and advanced hardware to elevate vaping lovers experience.

So the best vape brand for hardware is always a difficult category to decide, our methodology was observing innovative design ideas, the variety of products, ease of use, and advanced technology. Which Smok has really achieved throughout their products.

Smok has released a number of high-quality products this year. Including disposable kits, MTL kits, AIO kits, sub-ohm kits and more! 

Some of their 2021 kits you loved were:

  • IPX 80 - Ideal for someone looking for a robust durable high-end kit.
  • Arcfox - Great for anyone wanting a fully featured high powered sub-ohm device.
  • Thiner - This kit has a unique shape and style it is perfect for someone that wants a unique pod kit that will easily slip in your pocket.
  • Novo 4 - Taking you straight back to the basics, this kit gives you everything you loved about the original Novo Kit with some extra bonuses.

Smok continues to push the boat out and create revolutionary products that appeal to a wide range of vapers, they truly have a grasp of what vaping is and where the industry is going in the future.

Despite Smok being our number one, we have seen amazing growth and innovative creations from some incredible hardware brands.

NomineesInnokin, Aspire, VooPoo, GeekVape, Lost Vape, Uwell.

Check out some amazing hardware and vape juice deals on these award winning products on our online vape store, well as offers on rebuildable supplies and other vaping products before the year comes to an end.

Do you agree with our expert's decisions? Let us know your top favourites this year below!

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