Today, we’re comparing two heavyweights in the world of closed pod vapes—STLTH and JUUL. In the Canadian corner, there’s STLTH, one of our most popular closed pod vapes. In the American corner, there’s JUUL, the vape that started the closed pod boom and is arguably the most recognized name in all of vaping.
These vapes are both quite popular, and each has its own advantages. We have our favourite, but before we tell you what it is, we want you to develop your own opinion. Let’s break down the pros and cons of each vape; after that, we’ll give you our thoughts on who wins!
Here are a few of the key takeaways before we delve into the meat of this comparison:
- JUUL and STLTH are both closed pod systems. They’re user-friendly, portable, and discreet, with a variety of different flavours available in disposable pods.
- STLTH is easy to buy from vape shops, convenience stores, and gas stations all around Canada; JUUL is easiest to buy directly from the manufacturer.
- STLTH offers more flavour options than JUUL.
- JUUL is physically smaller than STLTH.
- STLTH has a larger battery and juice capacity than JUUL.
Why These Vapes Are Popular
STLTH and JUUL are two of the most well-known closed pod vapes on the Canadian market. They’re popular for several reasons:
- They’re affordable
- They’re discreet
- They come in a variety of flavours
For these reasons, STLTH and JUUL are both extremely popular among vapers and people who want to switch from smoking to vaping. Brand recognition plays a huge part, too.
With that in mind, let’s get into the in-depth comparison!
The STLTH closed pod system is closely modelled on the JUUL system—JUUL was the first closed pod system, after all. As we’ve mentioned a few times, it’s a Canadian company, so its presence is really only known in the Canadian market.
We’re big fans of how STLTH has iterated on the classic closed pod design, and not just because it’s one of our best sellers.
When compared to the JUUL, the STLTH is larger and taller. STLTH did this because it wanted to have a bigger battery and larger pods than the JUUL. The STLTH has almost double the JUUL’s battery capacity and holds more juice.
Pros of STLTH Pods and STLTH Devices
There are several advantages to the STLTH system, including:
- 2 ml pods
- Great battery life
- A phenomenal selection of flavours
- Easy to use
- Relatively small
- Less expensive than the JUUL
Cons of STLTH Pods and STLTH Devices
While we love it, STLTH pods and devices aren’t perfect. Here are a few disadvantages:
- You may experience some spitback
- The design is a bit clunkier than JUUL, given its larger size
- Pod quality can be a bit inconsistent
- The device may not hit right (here’s what to do if your STLTH vape isn’t hitting)
STLTH Flavours Available
There are an incredible number of different STLTH flavours; here’s a small handful of our favourite flavours (it’s just the tip of the iceberg):
- Banana Ice
- Crisp Apple
- Tundra Berry
The nice thing about a closed pod system is that you can swap flavours all while keeping your STLTH device—there’s a lot less waste than you might get from a disposable.
JUUL is the grandaddy—it is the originator of closed pod systems and one of the first to introduce salt nic e-juice that you see in so many different devices. It offers a sleek, discreet vape that’s well constructed, with a large variety of different flavours.
There are a lot of things we like about the JUUL—it is smaller and more discreet than the STLTH (despite their names), and the quality control is a bit better. There are disadvantages, too, though!
Pros of JUUL Pods and JUUL Devices
Here are some of the advantages of JUUL:
- Sleek and Sleek
- Charges quickly
- Provides an excellent / stronger hit
Cons of JUUL Pods and JUUL Devices
- Pods and devices are very expensive compared to STLTH
- Shorter battery life than the STLTH
- Lower juice capacity (1.2 ml vs. 2 ml per pod)
- Fewer flavours options
JUUL Flavours Available
- Virginia Tobacco
- Polar Menthol
- Crisp Mentho
JUUL recently pulled most of its flavours from the Canadian market—this means it has significantly fewer options for flavours than STLTH.
For us, the STLTH system is the clear winner. While the JUUL may have a bit more consistency in manufacturing, the STLTH vape offers more different flavours of e-juice, a larger battery, and bigger pods—all for less than it costs to buy JUUL products.
Our goal is to help our customers come to informed decisions. While we think that STLTH makes the best pod system in Canada, you might find the JUUL draws better or offers a better user experience. There are other devices on the market, too—closed pod systems are becoming more and more popular. You could also try the new LEVEL X or STLTH Pro closed pod systems!
JUUL and STLTH are both safer alternatives to traditional tobacco products, and smokers wanting to quit may find success with either system. Looking to try your first closed pod system? Visit Cold Turkey online or in-store today!