Disposables are expensive, what's the next step?
Anyone who vapes disposable vapes knows that they are both costly and the least environmentally friendly way to vape. Did you know that vapers in the UK discard two disposables every second? In just one year the amount of lithium in these batteries is enough to make around 1,200 electric car batteries. But what disposable alternatives are there on the market? Today we’re going to be looking at several options including pre-filled pod systems and refillable disposables.
Disposable Alternatives – Pre-filled Pod Systems
Pre filled pod systems are exactly the same as traditional disposables, but you keep the battery. The battery is rechargeable, so it’s just the pod that you replace when the liquid runs out. The pods often cost the price of a single disposable, sold in packs of two. So, you’re already cutting your vaping costs in half. Also, this style of vaping is much better for the environment, as you’re simply disposing of a plastic pod.
Elf Bar ELFA
|Number of Flavours||13|
|Pod Cost||£5.99 for 2|
The range includes popular flavours such as: Blueberry Sour Raspberry, Blue Razz Lemonade, Cola, Elfbull, Pink Lemonade and Watermelon.
Also, the pods contain as much liquid as an Elf Bar and are available in packs of 2.
One of the benefits of the ELFA is that it’s the same size and shape as an Elf Bar 600, so you won’t really notice much of a difference. Apart from the cheaper price.
The VLTZ flex is another popular disposable pod kit.
The flex pods are 1.6%, which means they’re perfect if you want to step down your nicotine level a little.
There are 10 great flavours available to buy and pods cost £5.99 for a pack of 2.
Also, there’s a bundle available for £9.99. This means that you’re getting your first pack of pods for just £2.
|Number of Flavours||10|
|Pod Cost||£5.99 for 2|
|Battery Cost||£7.99 or £9.99 with a|
pack of pods.
Disposable Alternatives – Refillable Disposables
The next step in disposable alternatives is refillable disposables. These kits are even better value for money. For the cost of a single disposable, you’re getting at least the equivalent of 5 traditional disposables. The only difference is that you have to fill these devices. But, did you know that filling these devices is actually faster than opening a disposable bar? Both the Aspire R1 and VLTZ re:fuel can take at least 2 bottles of liquid before the coil burns and you dispose of them. That means for the cost of two disposables, you’re actually getting the equivalent of 10 bars!
The Aspire R1 is the first refillable disposable we have to show. It has great flavour and a satisfying amount of vapour.
The kit is filled through a rubber bung on the side of the device and the tank takes 2ml of e-liquid. Meaning that each tank is the equivalent of a standard 600 puff disposable.
The device is charged with a USB-C cable that isn’t provided with the kit, but they can be picked up for £0.99 if you don’t have one already.
Bar Juice 5000
Bar Juice 5000 is an e-liquid range that’s bursting with flavour. Aimed to replicate disposable liquid, the flavours are strong and sweet.
There are 20 flavours to choose from and iclude interesting blends such as: Unicorn Shake, White Peach Razz, Red Apple Ice and Berry Crush.
Bar Juice 5000 is 2% nic-salt, which is the same as most disposables on the market.
|Number of Flavours||20|
|Cost||£3.99 or 3 for £10|
Ohm Brew Double Brew
|Number of Flavours||8|
|Strength||0.5%, 1% & 2%|
With double the amount of flavour concentrate as its regular liquids, Double Brew is certainly flavourful.
Available in 8 flavours, the new range brings some of Ohm Brew’s most iconic flavours into a disposable-like format.
Also, Double Brew is available in lower strengths of 0.5% and 1%, as well as the usual 2%.
VLTZ re:fuel & Liquid Bundle
The VLTZ re:fuel is another re-fillable disposable device that has a 2ml tank and 650mAh battery.
The re:fuel comes with a 10ml bottle of VLTZ e-liquid (see below) for £9.99.
The VLTZ re:fuel is a great choice as a disposable alternative.
If you purchase a second bottle of the liquid then you’re getting the equivalent of 10 disposables for £14.98.
Like the Aspire R1, the re:fuel doesn’t come supplied with a USB-C cable.
|Cost||£9.99 with free|
|Number of Flavours||14|
|Strength||0%, 1% & 1.6%|
|Cost||£4.99 or £3.99 |
VLTZ e-liquid is packed with extreme flavour that is sure to supercharge your tastebuds.
With 14 flavours to choose from, the VLTZ range has some truly tantalising flavours. The Peach Ice is a fan favourite and Watermelon Ice is a new addition that’s quickly growing in popularity.
The VLTZ e-liquid range is available in 0%, 1% and 1.6%. It costs £4.99 per bottle but is available as a 3 for £10 multi-buy.
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