A look at why disposable vaping is such a different experience to regular vaping.
Single use vapes are extremely popular and are available in so many locations. They’re easy to use and a great tool to help smokers quit. But why do disposables taste so good? Especially when you compare them to regular e-liquid. Well, there are a number of reasons why they’re so intense. Let’s take a closer look at what exactly makes disposables stand out.
So, Why Do Disposables Taste So Good?
The main thing that makes these single use devices stand out is the incredible flavours that they produce. But, what makes them taste so good? Well, let’s take a look.
The e-liquid found in the kit is one of the main reasons why disposables taste so good. In a single use vape each kit, the coil is designed for one use. This means that the usual precautions that vapers take go right out of the window. You don’t need to worry about sweeteners and flavours impacting coil life relatively quickly. So, disposable manufacturers can add extra flavourings and to maximise the intensity of the taste.
Also, since they’re designed to be discarded after use, there’s no chance of flavour crossover. Like you might find if you have an open tank kit and you don’t clean it out between flavours.
Speaking of coils. Most experienced vapers know that you have to saturate your coil before vaping. With removable coils this process requires dropping liquid into the coil to soak the cotton. Disposable pods prime a little differently, as you can’t get to the coil. Instead, you add the e-liquid and let it soak for 5-10 minutes before you vape. Single use vapes completely bypass this step as they have been soaking since they were made. This means that the wicking material has had weeks or even months to wick before you vape it.
The nicotine used in disposables is nic salt, meaning that despite their high strength, they are incredibly smooth to vape. This is a big area of appeal, especially for new vapers. It allows smokers who smoke a fairly high amount to get the nicotine they require, without it hurting their throat.
However, this is one of the biggest downsides to disposables. With most of them only being available in 2% and some in 1%, vapers who usually use low strengths may be increasing their nicotine intake. It’s important to bare this in mind when using disposables if you’re already a vaper. When I’m using a single use kits, I treat it like a cigarette and only take a few puffs before putting it away. Unlike my main kit, which I pretty much chain vape.
Other Disposables Benefits
That’s pretty much it for what makes disposables taste so good, but there are other advantages to using disposables that adds to their appeal.
Safer & Cheaper Than Smoking – Vaping is 95% healthier than smoking and eliminates or drastically reduces the number of chemicals inhaled vs cigarettes. Also, they’re cheaper than tobacco products. The average price of a packet of cigarettes is £12.64, but the average cost of a disposable is £5. A 2% disposable is the equivalent of going through around 20 cigs a day. So, even though it’s not the cheapest way to vape, it’s still cheaper than smoking.
Flavour Variety – There are so many disposables on the market, and some brands have a lot of flavours to choose from. Elf Bar 600s have over 38 different selections. Such a wide choice means that vapers will never get bored.
Colours & Style – With all of the different designs and bright colours available, they’re certainly appealing to a lot of vapers. This is even more important for users that like to accessories their vape to their outfit. And, when Geek Bar were all the rage, I knew a customer who used to collect and display them in his uni accommodation.
Convenience – You can’t deny that disposable vapes are insanely easy to use. They’re also lightweight and small. With no charging to worry about, no coils to change and no liquids to carry, I can see why they’re so popular. Even if you have an e-cig already, they’re great for situation when you don’t want to take out your kit in case it gets lost or broken.
Disposables are great and are vaped by a lot of people. The main issue is that they’re costly and terrible for the environment. Vaping a disposable a day would cost you around £1,822 per year! Also, each single use kit contains a lithium ion battery. If this isn’t disposed of responsibly then it can lead to devastating impacts on ecosystems, as well as being dangerous to waste management workers.
If you’re a fan of single use vapes and love the extreme flavours, you’re stuck paying these hight prices, right? Wrong! There are actually a few alternatives to disposables that mimic the same vaping experience, but in a much more cost effective and environmentally friendly way. Now that we’ve answered “Why Do Disposables Taste So Good?”, let’s take a look at the just as tasty alternatives.
Pre-filled Pod Systems
Pre-filled pod systems are the simplest disposable alternative. With these you simply swap out the cartridges once the liquid has ran out, and you keep and recharge the battery. They come in packs of two for around the same price as a single use kit, so you’re already halving your vaping costs. The most popular disposable brands actually make their own pre-filled disposable pod kits.
Elf Bar ELFA
The ELFA is made by Elf Bar which is well known for its popular Elf Bar 600 and Lost Mary devices.
This kit has a 500mAh battery, which is about the same as a 600 puff disposable. This means that each pod & charge should last you the same as a single use kit. Then all you have to do is bin the cartridge & charge the device. Then you have the equivalent as a brand new disposable.
The VLTZ flex is the pre-filled pod version of the VLTZ Bar.
Featuring a whopping 900mAh battery, most users will get around 2 days out of a full charge.
There are 18 extreme flavours to choose from in a slightly lower 1.6% strength. This is great if the usual 2.0% is a bit much.
Bar salts are a new variant of nic salt liquid. They replicate the same intensity as popular disposables, but in a much more cost effective 10ml format. One bottle of this e-liquid is the same as 5 single use devices, but they cost less than one. And, with multi-buy pricing they cost even less. Also, there are some popular disposable brands that make bar salts.
Are Bar Salts as Easy as Disposables?
While using an open tank system isn’t quite as easy as using disposables, it’s pretty close. With the ever expanding number of pod kits being released, it’s never been easier to switch.
Pod devices such as the Joyetech EVIO C2 and Uwell Caliburn Tenet use push fit coils. These are much easier to change than more traditional screw fit coils. There are also kits like the Joyetech WideWick & Eleaf IORE Prime that use disposable pods. These are even easier to change as you simply replace them with a new one when they come to the end of their life.
ELFLIQ is made by Elf Bar and is the same liquid that’s found in the Elf Bar 600 devices.
There are X flavours, so far, chosen from the most popular from the single use ranges.
The strengths available are 2% and 1%, which allows vapers of lower strengths to experience disposable flavours.
ELUX Legend Nic Salt
Elux is another very popular disposable brand.
The ELUX Legend Nic Salt range has 12 flavours that are a combination of fruity and sweet. Some of the most popular choices are Lemon & Lime, Gummy Bear and Mr Blue.
There are 2% and 1% strengths, meaning that it’s suitable for a large number of vapers.
VLTZ E-liquid is the same extreme flavours that are available in the bar and flex. There are 14 to choose from, all of which taste fantastic.
You can get this liquid in 1.6%, 1.0% and there’s even a 0% for vapers that want intense flavour but are trying to quit.
And there we have it. I hope I’ve successfully answered “Why Do Disposables Taste So Good?”. If you have any more questions then feel free to contact us. Our friendly customer service staff will be able to help with any disposable questions that you might have.