Disposable Vape vs Refillable Vapes

Disposable vapes have been the raging product in the vaping world for 2022, even though in Australia it is illegal for disposables to be sold with nicotine in them they still seem to be saturated everywhere like the flies at a BBQ. Are they really worth all the hype?

There are pros and cons to both so lets break it down.

What is a disposable vape?

They are smaller style vape, pre-filled with e-liquid and come with a charged battery so you only use it one time with no need to maintain. It cannot be refilled or recharged. You simply remove it from the packet and vape it until the e-liquid runs out or the battery becomes depleted. Once it has stopped working, you dispose of it.

Most disposable vapes will last around 500 puffs, this is roughly equivalent to a 20 pack of cigarettes. 
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Pros of disposables

Easy to use – This is especially important for new vapers. Smoking is easy, you just light up your cig and you are done. Vaping can take a day or two to get used to. It can be a factor in people deciding to make the switch to vaping, with disposables that factor is gone.

No maintenance – Disposables require no maintenance at all. Everything is pre-filled and pre-fitted.

No charging – The battery in a disposable vape is fitted into the body and is already charged. You can’t recharge the battery so there are no cables required.

Cheaper up front – Cost is a factor when choosing disposable vapes are cheaper upfront, with the price being anywhere from $14.00 (without Nicotine)

No commitment – If you are a smoker who wants to try vaping, disposable vapes are a great option. There is no long term commitment and if you don’t like a flavor, you can pick up a new one.

Cons of disposables

Much more expensive long term – While they are cheaper up front, in the long run disposable vapes are much more expensive. 

Less choice – There is much less choice if you go for a disposable. You are stuck with certain looks, limited e-liquid flavors and very limited e-liquid strength.

Weaker draw – Disposable vapes have no way to alter airflow or vape coils, this means that the way it vapes cannot be altered. If you want more throat hit, more vapor or more flavors, there is nothing you can do.

Eco impact – There is nothing reusable, once it runs out you dispose of the whole device. Most of these will end up in a landfill and with millions of people using disposables, that is a lot of waste. 

What is a rechargeable vapes?

A traditional device are made up of four main parts which they need to work. A battery, a tank, a vape coil and e-liquid. These vapes can be recharged, refilled and have a huge amount of styles and features.

They range from pre-filled pods, vape mods with large batteries and high power, starter kits and everything in-between. You can tailor every part of your vaping experience and they can be filled with e-liquid. There are hundreds of e-liquid flavors and strengths to choose from, which means you never get bored.

We have a huge range for all types from beginners to long time vapers.
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Pros and cons of rechargeable vapes

Pros of rechargeable e-cigs

Higher quality – Rechargeable vapes are built to last, as they are recharged and refilled multiple times.

Much more cost effective long term – When you stop smoking and start vaping with a traditional vape, you will save somewhere around whooping $6000 a year!! To maintain and run there are small costs each week, including e-liquid. But compared to disposables…well there is no comparison.

Better vaping performance – You can tailor your vaping experience to get the best performance. Adjust the airflow, change the e-liquid, pick a new vape coil, alter your settings. The list goes on.

Eco friendly – Again in comparison to disposables, there is no comparison. You will use bottles of e-liquid, but these can be recycled and you aren’t throwing away your whole e-cig when the battery runs out.

Choice – E-liquid flavor, e-liquid strength, e-liquid nicotine type, vape coil resistance, output wattage, vape style, e-cig size and shape, airflow. There is just so much choice.

Cons of rechargeable e-cigs

Maintenance – They need filling up with e-liquid, the battery needs charging and the vape coil will need changing every 2 to 4 weeks all depending on the device.

Higher up front costs – To buy your starter kit, with e-liquid, the cost is much higher up front that a disposable. For a vape starter kit, you will pay anywhere from $17.00 – $170.00+. But as they saying goes, the more you spend the better the quality.

This is our option on the different between Disposable Vapes and Tradition Vapes. There are pros and cons to each type of vape, but the most important thing is this. which every you choose, as long as it stops you smoking and you can comfortably vape it, that’s all that matters.