Updated: May 2021
If you’re in the market for a new vape device. it would usually set you back between £10 - £100 from most regular retailers.
To the average vaper, splashing out £100 on a vape may seem quite extravagant but, as you’ll discover, this is nothing compared to the most expensive vape in the world!
As vaping becomes increasingly popular with rich and poor alike, more extravagant, luxurious and expensive vapes are emerging.
From 24 karat mods to diamond-encrusted e-cigs, here are 5 of the most expensive vapes in the world…
Also see: The 6 Most Expensive Places to Vape
5. You ‘wood’ not believe it! The luxury wooden vape.
$500 - $3000 (£350 - £2100)
If you thought a vape made of wood would be cheap...you’d be barking up the wrong tree! (Sorry…we couldn’t resist).
The Elite V2 range from Gepetto are hand-carved, stabilised wooden box mods - with unique wood grain patterns and colours that mean no two devices are the same.
While these unique mods officially retail at around $500, they’re so rare you’d be lucky to actually get your hands on one!
Snapped up by vape connoisseurs and collectors who sell them on at much higher prices, you’d expect to pay around $3000 for an Elite V2 after a hard-fought bidding war.
You can see more of Gepetto's luxury wooden mods on their Instagram page.
4. A vape...and a work of art
If you’re looking for a device that looks like a work of art, an Otto Carter vape mod is the one for you, providing you have a spare £3,000.
Texan master engraver Otto Carter creates luxury metal vape mods hand engraved with extravagant patterns.
Moving away from mainstream laser engraving methods, Carter describes engraving as “an art that essentially adds beauty to ordinary objects”.
The fruits of the artist’s labour mean his vapes command a premium price in the thousands of pounds and are highly sought after - with a 3 month lead time on a custom product.
You can see more of his amazing mods here.
3. Top Hat’s ten grand vape
Cost: $10,000 (£7,100)
High-end vape creators Top Hat are known for producing luxury vapes and their TI 26650 box mod is the most luxurious of them all - with a $10,000 price tag!
Presented in an on-brand, rustic-style wooden box, this handcrafted vape mixes a titanium base with natural wood to create a colourful, patterned vape with luxurious handmade buttons.
2. The 24-Carat gold mod
Cost: $109,000 (£75,000)
Created by New York vape makers Magic Valley Vapors, the SX350J Dual Mod 18650 has a retail value of $109,000 and takes the title of the world’s most expensive box mod.
Made through 3D printing (which you’d usually expect to bring the price of production down), there’s a reason this vape is so expensive… it’s made from pure Platinum Gold!
The compact mod measures just 3.6 x 2.4 inches and runs on 2 external 18650 batteries. With this phenomenal price tag, we’d hope those batteries are included!
If the 100k cost is a little more than you can afford, Magic Valley also offer a 14 karat brass version of the mod for £1718.
1. The world’s most expensive vape
The vape that takes our number one spot cost more than half a million pounds!
Commissioned by an anonymous UK-based Russian Billionaire in 2013 as a gift for his (very lucky!) girlfriend, the ‘Shisha Sticks Sofia’ costs more than double the price of the average UK house and takes the title of the world’s most expensive vape.
But if you’re looking for a present for your loved one and have a cool half a million to spare, unfortunately, you won’t be able to purchase this vape. The device was a one-off commission - exclusively owned by the Billionaire’s girlfriend.
Created by British vape maker Shisha Sticks, the device took 4.5 months to design and create.
This blinged-up vape features:
- 246 two-carat crystal diamonds worth £1,800 each
- 46 Yellow Swarovski crystals
- A six carat diamond worth £46k on the drip tip.
- Hand-blown Italian glass tank
- 24-carat gold fire button
Fortunately, not every vape kit costs the earth. If you're looking for a quality vape device at a much more reasonable price, you'll find our favourites in our Best Vape Kits rundown.