Pod System 101 – The Ultimate Guide to Get Started

July 19 2020

Let’s talk about Pod systems, why are they so popular and what is the right one for you?

What Is A Pod System?

So, firstly, let’s discuss what a pod system is for those who may not know. If you’re unsure what a pod system is, it is a particularly compact vape device that uses vape pods rather than your traditional atomizer. That being said, an atomizer and pod are pretty much the same things, but with pod systems, they’re designed specifically for the device to give you an extremely compact setup. Pod systems have been on the market for quite a while now, but the reason why we’re seeing more and more taking over the market is that we now with the introduction of nicotine salts. Nicotine salts give you a much more smooth mouth-to-lung vape as compared to its freebase counterpart, however, opinions differ as to which gives more of a natural ‘Cigarette like’ hit.

Pod System - Gala
Pod System – Gala

Who Are Pod Systems for?

Pod systems are a great way to start vaping as there really isn’t too much you have to learn to get started. Different types of pod systems will be made up differently too, such as our I.O pods, they are a simple all in one, (AIO) you simply discard after the coil has finished, fill a new one and hey presto! Other pod systems such as our Podin pod are a little different, the coil can be replaced on these, keeping the pod.

How Do You Use A Pod System?

You just fill up your pod, insert it into the device, and take a puff. Most pod systems are draw-activated meaning you don’t need to hold down a button for it to start vaping, such as our I.O, Gala & Podin* – The Podin however can be both draw-activated or button activated for your preference! Withdraw activation you just start inhaling and the coil will automatically fire which is great if you’re making the switch from smoking. Now, these pod systems really don’t output a lot of vapour. They are meant as a nicotine delivery system rather than a cloud chucking machine. But, because they don’t output as much power, you’re going to be saving a lot of juice using a pod system. A 60ml bottle of e-juice could actually last you months in a pod system! 

Are there any cons of Pod Systems?

Now, where pod systems tend to fall short on are the coils and versatility. When your coil burns out in your (Aio) pod, there’s no way to replace it other than replacing the entire pod and pods are generally more expensive than regular coils for a tank. That’s where things changed with the Podin, meaning you can now replace the coil itself, meaning more cost-friendly to the customer as well as less plastic waste with discarding the pods!

With that being said, pod systems are amazing for an everyday vape to bring with you on the go. – (especially those that come with a lanyard!) I usually leave my more advanced setups at the office or at home and use a pod system vape when I’m out and about. 

What sort of E-Liquid should you use with pod systems?

Well, Pod system wicks are usually very small and this meaning that if you use a juice with a higher VG content, it might have a hard time keeping up which might result in a burnt hit. Pod systems shine with thinner e-liquids and luckily, now, with the popularity of pod systems, there are many E-liquid manufacturers creating more pod friendly juices!

Overall view

In short, pod systems are extremely easy to use system that attracts people with that compact factor and provides a vape extremely similar to a cigarette which is ideal for those switching from smoking to vaping. But with the small size, comes a smaller tank capacity with a built-in coil that can’t be removed (For some), It is now becoming more popular and more common for pod systems to feature a replaceable coil, but this will vary from system to system. If you’re looking for a new, portable vape that lets you stealthily vape or a newcomer to the vaping industry, I’d highly recommend a pod system to begin with or for on the go.

What Pod System Is Right For You?

Deciding which Pod system is right for you is purely be down to why you are looking for one.

For a smoker switching to vaping, but, doesn’t like that vaping doesn’t quite feel like smoking, I would highly recommend the I.O, similar in size and draw. For more information see here: https://www.innokin.com/vaporizers/io-kit/

For someone looking for a Pod system for on the go, there’s no pod better suited than the Podin. The Podin even comes with a lanyard that doubles up as its charging cable! Find more information here:


For a perfect night on the town Pod system it definitely has to be the Gala! With an LED Light show and lanyard it’s perfect for nights out! For more information see here:


For all other pod systems be sure to check our PODS tab on our website!

Psst, we very well may be adding to it soon.


1 comment so far

Nathan Taylor Posted on5:04 am - Aug 2, 2020

This damn thing doesn’t work I’ve had 4 of the damn things and they never last long and this one has came brand new and don’t work….