The Best Mini Vape Mods for Stealth Vaping
Vaporizers have become a popular way for many people to quit smoking. They have also become a popular accessory that can be tuned to an individual’s own personal tastes and style and even their lifestyle. There are vapes that are rugged and can take a beating and there are vapes that are stylish and ergonomic. Vapes come in all sizes, from the sleek pen-style vapes to large box mods vapes that do not easily fit in a pocket. For those who want both style and portability, it’s hard to do better than one of the current mini-vapes that are available.
Top 10 Small Vape Mods Reviewed
If you’re in the market for a small or mini vape mod, we’ve taken the time to compile a list of the best on the market for 2020. Below you’ll find our recommendations in no particular order.
VooPoo Drag Mini
For experienced vapers looking for a small, yet durable device, VooPoo has become one of the go-to brands. While VooPoo vapes can be a bit overwhelming for the beginning vaper, the Drag Mini is targeted at the beginner.
The Drag Mini is both lightweight and fits well in the hand, despite the fact that there is a pre-installed 4400mAh built-in battery. The model features a large for its size 0.91-inch OLED display and offers power and temperature control as well as a memory mode.
The VooPoo Drag Mini also offers a new feature called FIT Mode with three settings: Battery Saver Mode, Maximum Cloud Mode, and Maximum Flavor Mode. It truly has something for every vaper’s needs.
- Great fit in the hand
- Great battery life
- Temperature control performance lacking
- Screen size is small and dim
- FIT Mod isn’t noticeably different from wattage mode
The VooPoo Drag Mini measures 81.5mm x 48.5mm x 25.5mm and is made primarily of zinc alloy. Capable of firing at up to 117w, the VooPoo Drag Mini provides enough power to produce big clouds and good flavor. The battery door cover is magnetized, an intuitive OLED screen, and a large firing button.
Geekvape Aegis Mini
The Geekvape Aegis mods are a favorite of many vapers and thankfully, they have finally released a mini version for those who prefer a less bulky device. The biggest selling point of the Aegis is the durable quality of the vaporizer that will challenge even the clumsiest of vapers to break it.
Like it’s a larger version, the Aegis Mini has replaceable panels and a leather grip, which makes it perfect for those who like to change the color of their mod. The vape is shockproof and dustproof. Despite its small size, it features a brightly lit OLED display and a 2200 mAh battery that will give you lengthy vaping time before needing a recharge.
The Geekvape Aegis Mini features four different modes to choose from: variable wattage, temperature control, custom curve mode, and bypass mode. It will fire at up to 80w, which is perfect for sub-ohm vapers and when paired with a mouth to lung vape tank it performs well.
- Superior build quality
- Fast charging
- Good battery life
- Better tanks for flavor
- Coil installed was loose – make sure you check it before using
- Tank with kit prone to leakage
The Geekvape Aegis Mini has dimensions of 30.6mm by 58.5mm by 78mm. The IP67 rating means that the vape is dustproof, waterproof, and shockproof. Replaceable panels allow for color changes or changing out dinged or scratched panels easily. The battery is fast charging, reaching 80% charge in just 30 minutes.
Vaporesso Tarot Baby 85W
Vaporesso has been known for its quality vaporizers for a few years now and is a favorite among many vapers. The Tarot Baby 85W is one of the compact box mods offered by the manufacturer that proves to be worthy of our list. Packed full of advanced features, the Tarot Baby 85W does not disappoint even the most tech-savvy vaper.
The affordable price and power, as well as the ease of use, make this mini vape a perfect choice for those just starting out. The mod is good looking and stylish and comes in a variety of patterns and colors. The tank holds a decent 4.5mLs with bubble glass or a smaller 2mLs with the straight glass.
The output of 85w is powered by a 2500mAh rechargeable battery and the OMNI Board 4.0 chipset. A 0.96” TFT Color Display is a little small but is still bright and relays essential data back to the user.
- Powerful for its size
- Nice flavor and clouds
- Fast firing
- Clock feature
- The screen has tiny font
- Internal battery
- Have to remove drip tip to fill the tank
- Battery life could be longer
The Tarot Baby 85W measures in at 114mm by 42mm by 25mm, but it packs a powerful wattage output range of 5-85W. It offers a bypass mode as well as a Super Player mode. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns, but also offers some plainer options for those who prefer a less fancy vape.
SMOK X Priv Baby
SMOK has been a leader in vape mods for the past few years. They certainly do not disappoint with the X Priv Baby, packing all of the features of its bigger brother into this smaller version. Fans of the original X Priv who want a smaller, the more portable device might have just found their vape.
The SMOK X Priv Baby is perfect for the experienced vaper who prefers temperature control but also appeals to the beginning vaper with a maximum output of 80 watts and a clear and easy function.
The device is sleek and despite its small size, it manages to feature a 2” HD screen that relays all the info a vaper needs. The kit comes with the TFV8 Baby tank, but if you want better battery life, you should add a tank that consumes a little less power.
- 2” HD display screen
- Battery capacity
- Ease of use
- Long battery life
- Built-in battery
- Prone to collecting fingerprints
The SMOK X Priv Baby has tiny dimensions of just 68mm by 47mm by 29mm without the tank. Adding the tank brings it to 123mm in height. The battery is impressive at 2300mAh and the firmware is upgradable.
Eleaf iStick Pico X 75W
Eleaf just recently released a new line of mods and atomizers and they’ve hit on the mini-mod market with the iStick Pico X. One of the first things that you’ll notice is that it is very lightweight but has a solid build. It is made of plastic, but it doesn’t feel cheaply manufactured.
The mod uses one 18650 battery, differentiating itself from most mini-mods and their built-in, non-replaceable batteries. While easy to use, the iStick Pico offers various wattage, bypass, temperature control, and TCR. It also has three memory modes.
The screen is relatively simple and by default shows wattage, resistance, puff counter, and battery life. In terms of performance, it fires nearly instantly, and the battery is efficient. It goes a long way, especially at lower wattages.
- Good power
- Battery efficiency
- Shape is awkward
- Tiny adjustment buttons
- Only fits up to 22mm atomizers
The Eleaf iStick Pico X measures in at 73mm by 50mm by 31mm and weighs in at just 112g. It fires up to 75 watts and supports nickel, titanium, stainless steel, and has an intelligent wattage recommendation system. The display screen is OLED.
Innokin Cool Fire Mini
Innokin had a hit with the release of its Cool Fire 4 and it sought to repeat that success with its baby brother, the Cool Fire Mini. They did not disappoint, with identical looks to its larger counterpart. It fits beautifully in the hand and is perfect for those who prefer lower sub-ohm vaping, with an output of just 40W.
What is great about the Innokin is that it is perfect for both beginning and advanced vapers. It also supports vaping while charging so that you don’t have to wait for its 1300mAh battery to charge before blowing clouds.
The kit pairs the mod with the Slipstream tank, which is perfect for the mod. It is adjustable in .5 watt increments for a range of 6.0W to 40.0W. Though the screen is small, it is crystal clear and easy to read.
- Great design
- Variable wattage and voltage
- Slipstream tank
- Battery life
- Some might find the max 40w too low
The Innokin Coolfire Mini is about 1/3 the size of its bigger brother, coming in at 63mm x 40mm x 23mm. As mentioned above, the 1300mAh battery supports pass-through vaping, so you can enjoy your vape while it is charging. It features a 510 gold plated spring-loaded connection.
OBS Cube Mini
When OBS released their Cube, it immediately impressed vapers around the world. The mini followed soon after, keeping the classic looks of the Cube. For those who prefer simplicity, the Cube Mini does not disappoint.
There are no confusing screens or buttons to fiddle with. Instead, the Cube Mini has just a firing button and fires at up to 25W, which is perfect for those just dipping their toes into the vaping world.
The tank included in the kit doubles for mouth-to-lung and sub-ohm vaping and delivers solidly in both respects. The integrated 1500mAh battery is rechargeable via USB. A LED light indicates battery life, so there is no complicated screen to read to see how much vaping time you have left.
- Easy to use
- Small design
- Top Fill
- Only 25W
- Fewer functions than the full-size version
The OBS Cube Mini sports dimensions of 71mm by 26mm by 26mm. It has a top fill 3mL tank with adjustable airflow. It supports both S1 Mesh and N1 coils for those that have a preference.
Aspire Reax Mini
Aspire is one of the most trusted names in the vaping industry, having established themselves in 2013. The Aspire Reax Mini had an aim: a simple design for mouth-to-lung vapers. The tank, however, does come with a sub-ohm coil for those who enjoy sub-ohm vaping.
The design of this mod is simple and clean and isn’t muddled by confusing buttons. It features 6 wattage settings, ranging from 8w-16w. The mod almost disappears in the hand, making it a superb choice for those who need to be discrete or prefer stealth vaping.
The design is simple and classy and comes in several different color choices, from plain black to silver. The top-fill tank makes refilling a breeze and it is flexible, light, and easy to operate.
- Great design
- Good flavor
- Good vapor production
- Wattage selection numbers are small
The Aspire Reax Mini is a tiny mod perfect for fitting in a pocket or a purse at just 70mm by 31.5mm by 29.6mm. It features a rechargeable 1600mAh battery and bypass mode. It is constructed in durable zinc-alloy and has short-circuit protection.
Wismec RX Mini 80W
The Wisemec RX Mini 80W is about the same size as one of those indestructible old-school Nokia cell phones. They’ve taken the Reuleaux and shrunk it down while still providing multiple features.
While it may not be the smallest mini vape on the list, it is a contender for most powerful. It is powered by a 2100mAh battery and supports a maximum output of 80W. It features preheat functions and upgradeable firmware.
The RX Mini 80W has a big and bright OLED display and is easy to read. It is well made and supports 510 connector tanks of up to 22mm. The top-fill tank has bottom airflow valves that are easily adjusted.
- Choice of colors
- Great design
- Great for smaller hands
- Battery life leaves a lot to be desired
- Weight is inconvenient for size
The RX Mini features dimensions of 44.5mm by 35.5mm by 58mm. It has an integrated 2100mAh battery that supports a maximum wattage output of 80 watts. It features variable wattage, bypass, temperature control, and TCR modes.
YiHi SX Mini Mi
When it comes to a mini vape that gets a hard pass, it has to be the YiHi SX Mini Mi. For a high-end vape company, this pod-style mini vape offering leaves a lot to be desired. Its internal 400mAh battery is powered by a YiHi SX290 chip and only fires up to 13W, which isn’t enough power for most vapers.
When it comes to vapor, it sadly lacks due to its ceramic coil. For a pod/MTL device, cloud production is great, but the flavor is usually what MTL vapers are looking for in devices. There is no power or airflow control, so you’re stuck with what the battery can kick out.
- Slim design
- Decent vapor
- Easy to operate
- Muted flavor
- Throat hit lacking
- Lacking power and airflow control
- Dated ceramic coil
The YiHi SX Mini Mi has dimensions of 85.5mm by 20.6mm by 20.2mm. It offers a single button operation and an IOLED screen that displays battery life, voltage, and puff count. It also sports a 1.8mL refillable pod cartridge.
When it comes to purchasing a mini vaporizer mod, there is a lot to be considered. Size is a given, but there are some “mini” vapes out there that are a bit bulkier than others and some are heftier. Power is also a consideration since smaller vaporizers tend to max out at lower wattages.
One primary consideration, of course, is the budget. Mini vapes tend to be on the more affordable side of the vaporizer mod market, but there are some pricey ones out there. You’ll also need to take into consideration the cost of coils and e-juice into your decision.
Do you want a mini vaporizer mod that packs the same features as more robust mods? Or are you content with one-button designs without screens that display information? If you need variable wattage, there are mini vapes out there that can meet these needs. If you’re content without wattage choice, there are models out there that feature just one or only a few.
What kind of vaping experience do you want? Are you more concerned with performance or stealth? Are you an experienced vaper or are you just looking to try vaping out for the first time? There are smaller mods for both categories and some that are specifically designed with the novice vaper in mind.
Q: What is adjustable airflow?
A: For there to be vapor, you need air. Adjustable airflow allows you to control the amount of air that flows through your atomizer. This makes it easier to inhale the vapor. A more open airflow produces more vapor and is easier to pull. A more closed airflow produces the opposite effect.
Q: Can a vape or vape battery “explode?”
A: Poorly made vapes can catch fire. The lithium-ion batteries that power vapes pose a fire risk, especially in certain conditions. If left in the direct sunlight on a hot day, the device is over-charged, or if there is a malfunction, the vape can catch fire. Many fires are started while charging the vape, and unless it is specified that the vape supports the feature, you absolutely should not vape while charging. The “explosion” happens when the battery seal ruptures, builds pressure, and the housing ruptures.
Q: Are integrated or replaceable batteries better?
A: Most mini-mods are going to have integrated batteries. While they vary in power, they generally provide performance comparable to replaceable batteries. Take care to read the owner’s manual as some mods allow for pass-through charging, allowing you to vape while your unit is charging.
Q: What is a pod-style vape?
A: A pod-style vape is a vaporizer like the JUUL. Instead of a tank, which is normally located at the top of the box mod, the pod is integrated inside the vaporizer mod. Some pod-style vapes feature disposable cartridges which are replaced, and others are refillable, allowing you to use your favorite vape juice.
A mini box mod vaporizer provides portability and lightweight design, but sometimes at the expense of power. Most feature integrated batteries, though a few operate on a single replaceable 18650 lithium-ion battery. They are perfect for those who prefer discrete, stealthy vaping, or just don’t want a bulky box mod taking up space in their purse or bag.
While you might sacrifice some features, many of the smaller box mods do offer full color or bright OLED screens. Some are catered to those who prefer easy-to-use vaporizers and others offer many of the same features as the full-sized counterparts. In the end, the many mini vape mods available on the market are all great choices for a good vaping experience.