Why Tube Mods?
Power. Simplicity. Performance.
Those are three reasons that make a vape tube mod worth it for any vaper, but especially a vaper just getting into sub-Ohm vaping.
A tube mod is nothing more than a literal tube with a battery, sometimes with circuitry, a tank, and a fire button.
Though there is still somewhat of a learning curve, this newest generation is safe to use and easy to figure out.
Authentic tube mods and older versions were mostly mechanical with no safety controls whatsoever. No matter how low the resistance, a mechanical mod battery would keep firing. This was great for an intense vape session, but not so great in the event of an overheated battery that did not have an automatic shut off.
These days these mods do have some basic safety features like automatic shut off in case of an overheated battery or short circuit.
Benefits of using tube mod vapes
Here are some things to love about tube mods:
- Great price - usually under $100 for a good one
- Easy to fill - made for on the go vaping
- Easy to use - usually only involving a fire button
- Discreet - small size and portability makes it very stealthy
- Ideal MTL vaping - for Mouth to Lung enthusiasts that love cloud chasing
- Powerful - high wattage batteries provide a lot of power
When you’re just starting to vape, or at least are looking to start a new way of vaping like Sub-Ohm, it makes sense that you wouldn’t want to spend too much money up front. What if you don’t like it? Why get saddled with an expensive mod that you’re not going to use much?
Tube mods are rarely very expensive, so they offer an economical way to get introduced to something new.
You probably are thinking that a low price and small profile mean a lack of power. Not the case with tube mods. There is little filler inside the body of a tube mod, which leaves plenty of room to fill with a decent sized battery. There’s no sacrificing power for size.
Then, the simplicity of use is ideal for anybody who just wants to Sub-Ohm vape on the go. No settings, no learning curve. Just press the fire button and go.
Filling your mod is also as easy as it gets with a tube.
Difference Between Tube Mods and Regular E-Cig
To put this in the simplest terms possible, a tube mod is a metal tube where a battery is inserted. A tank is placed on the body and gives a direct connection from the vape juice to the mouthpiece.
Usually, tube mods are mechanical, meaning that they don’t have any circuitry. A fire button is pressed connecting the battery to the coil. As such, many are risky for people who do not know enough about Ohm’s law to safely build one themselves.
Whenever you hear about an exploding vaporizer, it is almost always when somebody is using a mechanical mod that was not being vaped, or stored properly.
Don’t be scared off by these stories as tube mods now have circuitry inside to safely use. We will highlight one, in particular, that is very safe to use and is ideal for the new vaper. More on that in a bit.
By contrast, an e-cigarette, though similar looking to a tube mod, is generally a catch-all phrase for a vaporizer that is not a box mod.
E-cigarettes are never unregulated. They always have internal circuitry for both safety and to make default settings for things like temperature control and wattage control. They also generally do not support Sub-Ohm vaping.
Rather than a tube in which a battery is placed, the body of an e-cigarette is the actual battery. To this, a tank with an atomizer is attached.
Though they may look somewhat similar depending on the style of the e-cigarette, tube mods and e-cigarettes serve different purposes.
Design and Ease of Use
Both e-cigarettes and tube vape mods are easy to use since they usually are just one button operations.
A tube mod has more of an upgrade in terms of power and performance that simply cannot be gotten with an e-cigarette, however.
They both have a fire button to operate, but the tube mod is designed for different tanks than an e-cigarette.
Power and Size
Most tube mods can handle up to 100 watts and a larger battery. Many e-cigarettes will have batteries under 1000 mAh. Though some tube mods will be over that, they cannot handle higher wattage batteries.
For Mouth to Lung (MTL) vaping, an e-cigarette may get the job done, but hobbyists will want to look at tube mods for low resistance and high wattage.
In essence, a tube mod is like a mini box mod. They can vape at a much higher wattage than an e-cigarette and enjoy many of the same vape benefits as a small box mod.
Prices vary wildly between brands, but can generally range from $30 to $100 for a good one. Very seldom will prices rise above $100 and even then it is usually for a kit.
Authentic tube mods which are generally unregulated and mechanical builds can end up costing a lot less when kept very simple or a lot more if using premium materials and high-end tanks.
E-cigarettes, on the other hand, are usually very cheap and are not for hobbyists willing to spend a good amount of money. They are simply a way to vape on the go and get a dose of nicotine. That is a gross oversimplification, but the point is that people are not usually willing to spend a lot of money on a cigalike. Hobbyists will spend a bit more money to get a more authentic vape experience.
A Tube Mod our Customers Love
Morpheus tube mod by MigVapor
Foregoing the minimalistic look of many mechanical tube mods, the Morpheus is all about style. With a choice of either silver or black carbon fiber, the Morpheus looks solid and gives off a modern style sensibility.
You may not be buying for looks if you plan to be doing some stealth vaping, but it is nice to have something to show off to other vapers.
What makes it ideal for new vapers?
A 100 watts of power from a 3000 mAh battery has a lot of enthusiasts very excited about this easy to use, one button vape pen.
You can enjoy Sub-Ohm vaping with just the press of a button. The power that this compact tube mod provides is way above what you would expect. And without the learning curve or any sacrifice for safety.
Mechanical mod builder will probably also like the Morpheus for the simple fact that it vapes like an unregulated mod. The circuitry does not get in the way at all.
The Bottom Line
Times are really good right now to get into Sub-Ohm vaping. With tubes like the Morpheus available, nothing is off limits.
Both mechanical and regulated ones have a one-button operation that delivers tons of vapor without needing to make any complicated settings. Now you can jump into the pool without diving first into the deep end.
Anybody looking for a way to Sub-Ohm vape on the go would do very well with a tube mod that is powerful, uncomplicated and supplies hours of cloud chasing fun.
Just a reminder! They are not only for beginners. Anybody who enjoys Sub-Ohm vaping but doesn’t want to be bothered with settings will still get a lot of enjoyment out of a high-quality tube mod.