3 Best Closed Pod Vapes that Don’t Break The Bank

a box of alt pod, a purple box of vuse, and red typhoon pod system
Some of VapeCloudNZ collection of closed pods


Nowadays vapers are offered with dozens of options of closed pod vapes with an extensive range of flavours and nicotine levels. Pod vape or also known as pod system is very easy to use and requires minimum maintenance similar to disposable vapes. With just a pod vape and a replacement pod you can have a blissful and flavourful vaping experience anywhere and anytime. 

Disclaimer: Disposable vapes are banned in New Zealand as of 2024. Vapers can still use other vape devices with child-lock features. Vape juices flavour and nicotine strengths will also be limited. The use of vaping as a smoking cessation strategy can still be used. 

There are a lot of closed pods in the market, and now let’s dig into details of the best closed pods that won’t break your bank ;) we selected these best vape pods based on price comparison, battery performance and of course flavours and satisfactions.

Best Closed Vape Pods Highlights

Vuse ePod 2

  • Price per pod system: $9,99
  • Price per pack of replacement pod: $13,99 (2 pods per pack - $6.9 per replacement pod) 
  • Flavour options: 26 flavours, from mint, tobacco, fruit, cream, ice
  • Pro: 
    • Fast charging (35 mins can charge up to 80% battery)
    • Option of freebase and nicsalt vape juice
    • Water resistant pod system
    • Can be vaped while charging
  • Con: 
    • Some flavours are too sweet (subjective) 
    • The vape recycling program requires you to order RePod bag from their website 

Alt. Closed Pod

  • Price per pod system (battery only): $19,99 | alt. Pod Starter kit: $39,99
  • Price per pack of replacement pod: $19,99 (2 pods per pack - $9.99 per pod) 
  • Flavour options: 25 flavours, from mint, tobacco, fruit, cream, ice
  • Pro: 
    • Available in 0%, 2% and 4% nicotine strength 
    • Replacement device (battery only) is available 
    • Have sleek and elegant design
  • Con: Nothing as of now


  • Price per pod system: RELX essential $10 | RELX Infinity and Infinity 2 $35
  • Price per pack of replacement pod: $10 (1 pod per pack) 
  • Flavour options: Up to 20 flavours, from mint, tobacco, fruit, cream, ice
  • Pros: 
    • Different option of pod vapes
    • Wider range of flavours
    • Fast charging and longer lasting
    • Sleek and stylish design
  • Cons:
    • Some flavours are not as rich and flavourful

VUSE ePod 2

When it comes to best pocket friendly closed pod vapes, this sleek VUSE ePod 2 is the winner. VUSE ePod is packed with only goodies. With just $9,99 VUSE comes with a fast charging device and a huge assortment of flavours. 

If you are looking for sleek design and tantalising flavours, then VUSE is for you. This closed pod vape is offering freebase and nicsalt pods, so you can choose based on which throat-hit you prefer. Equipped with ceramic heating technology, the ePod 2 guarantees smooth and flavourful puffs. 

a black box and a black vuse vape pen

We actually have not much comments on the ePod 2 because of its simplicity is just like any other closed pod vape. The difference as of now is of course the fast charging battery. Compared to other closed pod vapes in this article, ePod 2 pod system looks a bit cheap on the first look.

When it comes to flavour, we enjoy the Ice Mango of VUSE. The taste of mango is sweet and creamy with a hint of refreshing mint. Last time we used it with regular hits (3-5 puffs every other hour), This ePod can last for one and a half days.

Every pod of VUSE replacement pod can last you up to 1900 puffs. We never really count the puff to be honest, but this vape pod is delivering the promised flavour and satisfying hit. VUSE replacement pods are available in quite a wide range of flavours of vape juices and with option of nicotine level based on preference.

With a pack of $13,99, VUSE gives 2 pods, that means each pod costs you only for $6,9. It’s of course even cheaper than a pack of cigarettes. For us personally, a pack of VUSE replacement pods can last us 4-6 days.

So, it's no doubt that VUSE ePod 2 is one of the best closed pod vapes that don't break your bank. As it can deliver satisfaction and a fun vaping experience of blast of flavours. When it comes to closed pod systems, one can say that all pod systems are the same, but ePod 2 is definitely worth the price.

Price per VUSE ePod 2: $9,99

Price per pack of replacement pod: $13,99

Features of VUSE ePod 2:

  • Delivery: Puff Activated
  • Pod Size: 1.9ml
  • Charging Time: Vuse ePod 2 takes 35 mins to charge from zero-to-80%, delivering all day battery life.
  • Battery: 350 mAh
  • Weight: 23.6g
  • Heating System - Ceramic Heating

alt. Pod Vape

alt pod vape kit

The alt. pod vape kits, available in menthol and gold tobacco

The New Zealand brand closed pod system, alt. pod vape. That one brand that promises huge satisfaction with minimum hassle. That is certainly one of the reason alt. Pod comes as one of our best closed pod vapes. The alt pod vape is stylish, simple and feather-weight. We love the various flavours of alt replacement pods with various nicotine strengths. 

alt. Pods have got sweet, and flavourful vape juices in every pack of its replacement pod. It is using the patented FEELM coil that can deliver velvety and consistent clouds in every puff.

Despite that, the alt. is hassle free and still discreet. Well, honestly, we prefer alt. Pod to Vuse when it comes to flavour. Then again, we understand that when it comes to flavour, it is basically very personal and objective. 

The battery performance, alt. is also 350mAh battery. With this battery you can last a whole day when fully charged. We have no complaints about this fancy vape device from VAPO. Pocket friendly and comfortable to use. As promised.

Alt. pods have the option of a starter kit with alt. pod battery and two replacement pods, and the pod/battery only. From the latter you can definitely pick and choose which flavours and nicotine strength you want to try, while the first is only available in mint and tobacco flavours.

The alt. Pod is a smart and easy closed pod system you can use if this is your first time vaping. For us personally, because of its many options of nicotine level, alt. Pod is a good option for those who want to transition from smoking to vaping.

Their replacement pods are available in 0%, 2% and 4% nicotine strength. So if you really aim to stop smoking through vaping and eventually stop vaping, alt. Pod can be your go to option. 

As of this article is written a pack of alt. Replacement pods with 2 pods per pack is $19.99 which means it is $9.99 per pod. Same as VUSE and every other replacement pod out there, alt. Pod only pre-filled with 1.5mL vape juice. So one pod may last you like a pack of cigarettes (Depends on how often you hit it though). 

Price per pod system (battery only): $19,99 | alt. Pod Starter kit: $39,99

Price per pack of replacement pod: $19,99 (2 pods per pack - $9.99 per pod) 

Features of alt. Pod:

  • Delivery: Puff Activated
  • Pod Size: 1.5mL
  • Charging Time: Type-C cable
  • Battery: 350 mAh
  • Coil: FEELM coil

RELX Pod Vape

RELX is the pod vape of millions of people. Having over dozens of pod flavours, RELX delivers more than just regular vaping. To us personally, this closed pod system provides satisfaction, style and technology. It’s all in one go for a pod vape. 

They have three different pod systems you can choose from, from the Essential, Infinity and Artisan. Different closed pod system also comes with different features and technology, but overall the RELX never fail in giving good performance pod vapes.

relx essential pod vape

You can choose one RELX pod vape device based on your need and style. Their closed pods are unlike VUSE or alt. Pod which only has one option of pod system.

When it comes to design, this brand of closed pod will never let us down. Always presenting top notch sleek and ergonomic design, making sure your vaping experience is smoother and more enjoyable. 

If you are just looking for the practical use of it, the RELX Essential is enough to get your puff going. The Essential is working well under any weather and when fully charged, this closed pod vape can last you whole day. The battery indicator on the body is to let you know when to get this little beast going.

But if you want a bit of fancy features and a longer lasting device, the RELX Infinity and Artisan are good options as both offer 380mAh and 440 mAh battery. 

With the RELX Infinity and Infinity 2 you’ll get more battery power, fast charging, options of power adjustment for your vaping mode preference (specifically for Infinity 2). All devices can use their replacement pods so you don’t need to hassle to find the right pod for you. However, compared to VUSE, some of RELX replacement pods are not as flavourful and not as sweet, so if you prefer the sweeter and refreshing vape juices, the VUSE may be your go to. 

The replacement pods for RELX are available in regular Pod and Pod Pro. This will of course determine the flavour you are getting in every draw. With the Pod Pro you get better flavour and smoother hit.

They have over 30 flavours and three levels of nicotine, from the 1.8%, 3% and 4% nicotine strength. For us personally, the Pod Pro delivers richer vapour and much better flavour. It is not too sweet, nor too strong, it is just right. It’s like in every puff we get a mouthful and satisfying hit. If you enjoy style, looking for a  best seamless and sleek closed pod system for your first time vaping, we would highly recommend RELX.

Price per pod system: RELX essential $10 | RELX Infinity and Infinity 2 $35

Price per pack of replacement pod: $10 (1 pod per pack) 

Features of RELX:

  • Delivery: Puff Activated
  • Pod Size: 1.9mL
  • Battery: 350 mAh for Essential | 380 mAh for Infinity | 440mAh for Infinity 2
  • Weight: 23.6g
  • Heating System - Ceramic and cotton

Other options of reasonable price pod vapes

Apart from those three, there are few other closed pod systems that you may enjoy. These are based on their range of flavours and of course their reasonable price. If you are only after the easiness of closed pod systems, these devices are other good options for you.


haiz vape pod

Another option of pod vape from VAPO. The HAIZ Pod has an incredibly unique shape, but still with an ergonomic mouthpiece. They fit in the pocket and definitely at a reasonable price. If you enjoy the line of vape juices from VAPO, you may wanna pick HAIZ Pod.

This closed pod system has nine different flavours, from which four of them are developed by Vapetasia. Not only that, we also need to give a round of applause for HAIZ Pod for its massive battery. Compared to the other closed pod vapes mentioned before, HAIZ wins in terms of battery performance. 

Price per pod system: $50

Price per pack of replacement pod: $19.99 (2 pods per pack - $9.99 per pod) 

Features of HAIZ Pod:

  • Delivery: Puff Activated
  • Pod Size: 2mL
  • Battery: 500 mAh (even better than the top three pod systems)
  • Heating System - CCELL coil which guarantees longer life span of the replacement pod

Typhoon Pod System

A definitely budget friendly closed pod system from Typhoon pod. This affordable pod vape is here for those who only look for satisfying draws. With just $10 you can get the pod device and enjoy a good nicotine hit from Typhoon vape pod.

typhoon s pod vape

Typhoon S vape pod

 Their battery ranges from the 500mAh battery of they original Typhoon Vape Kit, to the 290mAh battery for the Typhoon S (the more reasonable price of their line of pod vape). If you are only looking for something to satisfy your nicotine craving after quitting cigarettes, then you can try this line from Typhoon. Even though it’s pocket friendly, worry not! They still guarantee some mouthwatering flavours from their pre-filled replacement pods

Price per pod system: Typhoon Vape Kits $19.99 | Typhoon S $ 7.99

Price per pack of replacement pod: $9.99 (2 pods per pack - $4.99 per pod) 

Features of Typhoon Pod:

  • Delivery: Puff Activated
  • Pod Size: 1.9mL - 3% and 5% nicotine strength
  • Battery: Typhoon Vape Kit: 500 mAh |  Typhoon S: 290 mAh
  • Weight: 20gr


There are obviously dozens of closed pods in the market. Each has something different to offer to you despite their practical use. Some may offer you not just satisfying nicotine hits but also a journey of flavours and styles with many variations of accessories that you can mix and match based on your preference. 

VUSE, alt. Pod and RELX make it to our top three lists of closed pod systems for their incredible features of flavours and/or devices. Of course this post is still based on our preferences and how our customers also responded to the products. We genuinely hope that either one of these devices can help you make successful journey to transition from smoking to vaping.

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