Vape Pens

A Pen style vape kit is a great choice for new starters who are looking for a device that will help them to stop smoking for good! The compact and slender exterior of a vape pen perfectly replicates that of a cigarette while its interior battery, coil, and E-Liquid produce an enjoyable vaping output to successfully satiate cravings. At the UK ECIG STORE, we have curated a selection of some of the best vape pens featuring powerful batteries, palm-friendly designs, and an ability to accommodate a wide range of vape juice flavours.

The Different Parts of a Vape Pen

Being more complex than regular cigarettes, vape pens are made up of a number of parts. These parts all work together to allow the device to vaporize e-juice into steam or vapor. It's also worth noting that no two e-cigs are the same. Depending on the type of electronic cigarettes you are looking at, many of the components vary. However, there are a few parts that almost every pen style features:


All vaping devices have a chamber or tank, which is where you store your e-juice. The size of the tank can vary depending on the type of vape device you have some have 510 thread some are only for the specific battery you have. There are two vape tank styles, too. Your vape device might come with a clearomizer vape tank or a cartomizer vape tank. The primary difference between a clearomizer tank and a cartomizer tank is visibility - a clearomizer tank is visible, so vapers can see exactly how much e-liquid is left.


The battery is one of the simplest but most important elements of any vape device. Whether or not your vape has a good battery life is of crucial importance for your overall vaping experience. Regardless of your vaping style, having a vape device with poor battery life is frustrating, especially if you want to be able to vape on the go. E-cigarettes generally come with a battery that is rechargeable or works with store-bought battery brands.

There are a few types of vape pen battery, but a sub-ohm battery is generally most common. A sub-ohm battery is a battery that can withstand a certain level of power. Many vapers look for an e-cig that has a sub-ohm battery for this reason. While you don't need to be looking for a sub-ohm battery specifically, anything larger than sub-ohm might be unnecessary.

Fire Button

The fire button on your device is usually what you use to trigger the flow of vapour from the tank to the mouthpiece. The highest-quality fire button type is usually made from metal, but other pen style buttons might be made of cheaper materials like plastic.


The sensor on your vape device is what tells the battery to fire up, providing power to vape pens. Once you press the fire button on your e-cig, the sensor is triggered and so too is the battery.

Vape Liquid

One of the things that make vaping so enjoyable is the enormous range of e-liquids that are available to vapers. E-liquid comes in hundreds of flavours and many e-cig kits for new vapers also contain a selection of e-liquid. It's easy to use and install, and many experienced vapers have their own favorite e-liquid based on flavour or additives.

What is a pen style vape kit?

A pen-style vape kit or an e pen, simply put, is a vape kit that is designed to resemble the shape of a pen or a fountain pen. Quality pen kits tend to be long and slimline making them very compact and portable. The pen-style kits tend to have an inbuilt battery to ensure the size says reduced and the device as a whole isnÕt too big making it uncomfortable to use and transport around with you.

Is there a best pen style vape kit?

A great example of a pen style vape kit from the starter kit category would be the  One Kit that is manufactured by ourselves at UK ECIG STORE. It has become one of the most popular kits that we have sold and we have received some incredibly positive feedback from hundreds of customers regarding how good the kit is, which is highly appreciated!

What are the different types of pen style vape kit?

Vape Pens can be split into two different categories, either mouth to lung (MTL) or Sub Ohm. If you are looking for a pen style vape kit that will be a perfect alternative to smoking cigarettes then the MTL-styled vape pen would be ideal. If you come from a shisha background or are simply looking to get a vape kit that produces more vapour, then you may want to lean towards a Sub Ohm pen style vape kit.

Who makes pen style vape kits?

There are quite a lot of popular named companies that make pen style vape kits including, InnokinUwell and Aspire. Innokin are famous for their Jem Pen Starter Kit, Uwell for their Nunchaku 2 Sub Ohm Pen Style Vape Kit and Aspire have created their extremely popular Pockex Kit.

Who makes pen style vape kits?

There are a lot of pen-style kits that are classed as starter kits, but not all of them are. The Uwell Nunchaku 2 Kit, Aspire K4 Kits> and the Freemax Twister kit are great examples of Pen Style Vape Kits that are Sub Ohm Vape Kits and not classed as starter kits.

What is Mouth to Lung Vaping?

Mouth to Lung vaping (commonly known as MTL) is in simple terms the same as how most people inhale a cigarette. You suck the vape into your mouth and then inhale it into your throat or lungs.

MTL vaping does not focus on creating big volumes of clouds. Instead, flavour and nicotine is what is produced, in order to deliver satisfaction. Usually having a setup that outputs at 15 Watts or lower. There are three main benefits to using MTL vaping; one is low-profile vaping, which allows for less visible vapour. Secondly, we have convenience, since the devices are on average smaller, less vape juice is consumed over time. And finally, we have savings, as MTL devices in general, are more affordable than Sub-Ohm devices and cheaper to maintain.

A highlighted disadvantage for few MTL users is that since the devices are low-powered, users might not get a satisfactory nicotine lever, and ultimately higher nicotine strength will cause harshness on the throat area. This can be easily adjusted by adopting Nic Salts, as they can have high nicotine content in their e liquids, but avoid throat harshness altogether.

What kind of e liquid is best for MTL vaping?

Ideally, MTL vapers should go for a vape juice that has a fairly high Propylene Glycol (PG) content, for example, 50% or higher. Higher PG content will mostly deliver sharper throat hits, which closely resemble the ones found in combustive cigarette smoking. Is interesting to know that PG is the flavour carrier in e liquids, and does this better than VG. So why do we have any VG content in e liquids? Well, PG on its own is very harsh, therefore Vegetable Glycerine (VG) is added on e liquids, in order to smoothen the harsh throat hit caused by a pure PG ratio.

Ultimately, one of the bottom lines in successfully switching from smoking habits to vaping is by having greater control over nicotine cravings. This is why MTL vaping is suggested and preferred by new vapers, since most starter e liquids contain a high nicotine content. This includes Nic Salts vape juice which, at 20mg of nicotine, is well suited to MTL devices.

What nicotine strength is best suited for me?

If you are new to vaping, and having difficulty deciding the ideal nicotine strength for you, there are a few factors to bear in mind, noticeably, getting a too high level of nicotine can make the e-liquid too harsh to vape, and may cause you to absorb a higher level of nicotine than you may require. By getting way too low nicotine level your nicotine cravings may not going to be satisfied, and eventually, you may be put off vaping. It's good to bear in mind the nicotine level, and select vape the strength more suitable to your needs. In any case, we will break down the recommended use, for either type of device you decide to go for:

  • MTL User: 6/8 Mg: Low Nicotine -10/12mg Medium - 18/20mg High.
  • Sub-Ohm User: -3 mg Low -6mg Medium -12mg High.

If you go for freebase nicotine, bear in mind that the harshness of the nicotine will be stronger than the nicotine salts, therefore only go over 12 mg if you are a heavy smoker.

How long do I need to wait before changing my coil?

Most vapers need to change a coil every 1 to 3 weeks. An average time would be 2 weeks, but it mostly depends on how often and heavily you tend to use your vape. Ideally, the best thing to do if unsure is for you to monitor the taste of your vape and look for the following signs that the vape coil needs replacement:

  • Gurgling sounds emitted by your device during use
  • Burnt taste after a puff
  • The juice changed the taste or tastes way milder
  • The vape is constantly leaking
  • The coil is used for a long period of time

Your vape coil is one of the essential parts of your vaping experience, and a bad or burnt-out coil can cause dry hits and make it uncomfortable, which is why you should take care of it. You should also keep track of old vape liquid if you want to avoid a bad taste when you’re vaping. Some manufactures now also sell ceramic coils which tend to last longer on e pens.