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WARNING: Vaping products contain Nicotine, a highly addictive chemical - Health Canada
WARNING: Vaping products contain Nicotine, a highly addictive chemical - Health Canada

JUUL, STLTH, & Vuse: The Low-Down on Pod Systems

Collage with JUUL and STLTH and VUSE pod systems

Vape pod systems offer many advantages over tank style vape systems, but the market for these sleek and convenient devices is fiercely competitive—and it isn’t always easy to know what product will serve your needs best.

That’s why we’ve broken down and compared the key specs of 3 popular pod systems below. Use what you learn here to make an informed buying decision, then enjoy your new vape device and all the flavours that come with it.

Why pod systems beat tank systems

Pod systems use integrated pods instead of separate tanks to hold e-liquid. Compared to tank style vape devices, pod systems have the following advantages:

  • More affordable
  • Easier to use
  • Easier to maintain
  • Lighter and more portable

Many users prefer the cigarette-like experience pod systems provide. This also makes them more useful than tank style devices for people who are trying to wean themselves off of traditional tobacco products.

3 Popular Pod Systems: STLTH, JUUL, & VUSE

STLTH, JUUL, and VUSE each offer a popular pod system with its own dedicated following, but which one will be right for you? Below, we’ll rank each of these devices according to the following criteria:

  • Ease of use: How convenient is it to charge, prepare, and use the pod system?
  • Available flavours: do you get lots of options with your pod system, or just a few?
  • Value: how much pod system do you get for your money?
  • Portability: can you travel with your pod system, or is taking it on trips a pain?

We’ll start with a brief overview of each device. Then we’ll list its flavours, key specs, pros, cons, available colours, and provide scores (out of 4 stars) based on the criteria above.

Matte black STLTH pod system


The STLTH device is designed in Canada by ex-smokers. Their mission was to create a device that provided a real alternative to traditional tobacco products for adult smokers. With a low profile and a practical, no-nonsense design, this easy to use product delivers on that promise.

What we love: The STLTH comes in plenty of flavours and colours, proving that a straightforward vape device doesn’t have to be boring. It’s 420 mAh battery also gives you the ability to enjoy a heavy day of use without having to stop and charge.

What we don’t love (as much): The STLTH only comes with a single 2 mL pod, so we docked it half a point in the value category. The pods also aren’t refillable, so it loses half a point for ease of use as well.

Key Features

  • E-liquid Capacity: 2mL
  • Strengths:Nicotine Free, 20mg/mL, BOLD 35, BOLD 50
  • Refillable: No
  • Activation Type: Draw activated
  • Battery Capacity: 420 mAh
  • Battery Level Indicator: Yes
  • Charging Port Type: Micro USB
  • Charge Length: Approx. 90 minutes (with supplied charger)
  • Size (with pod): 105.1mm x 191.1mm
  • Weight: 26g