The world of vaping has evolved rapidly over the past decade, offering smokers a much less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes. Disposable vapes have been a convenient entry point into vaping, offering pre-filled devices that require no maintenance or refilling. However, as you delve deeper into the world of vaping, you'll quickly realise that there are more cost-effective and environmentally friendly choices available.
The Disposable Dilemma
Disposable vapes may seem convenient at first glance, but their costs add up significantly over time. On average, a single disposable vape costs around £6 and contains approximately 2ml of liquid (sometimes even less!). If you use one disposable per day, that's over £2,000 spent on vaping annually. This financial burden could be substantially reduced by making the switch to refillable vape kits.
A 10ml bottle of e-liquid, which can be used to refill your vape multiple times, typically costs around £4 or even less. The math speaks for itself: if you use three 10ml bottles of liquid per week, you'd spend only around £500 per year (factoring in the cost of coils as well), a fraction of what disposable vapes would cost.
A Flavourful Adventure
One of the most exciting aspects of vaping is the array of flavours available. Refillable vape kits take this aspect to a whole new level. With refillable devices, you're not confined to a limited selection of flavours provided by disposable brands. Instead, you have the freedom to explore countless e-liquid options from various manufacturers. Whether you crave the nostalgic taste of tobacco, the sweetness of fruit flavours, or the decadence of dessert-inspired vapes, refillable devices enable you to experiment and discover your perfect vape.
Many disposable vape brands, such as Elf Bar and Crystal Bar, have introduced their own lines of e-liquids. This means that if you've already discovered a particular flavour you love, you're likely to find the exact same one available for refillable devices. We also stock Bar Juice 5000, who changed the game in replicating some of the most popular disposable flavours in 10ml e-liquids. This allows you to maintain the satisfying vaping experience you've come to enjoy while saving money and minimizing waste.
Nicotine strength is a crucial factor for many vapers looking to transition away from cigarettes. Most disposable vapes are only available in 2% (20mg), which is the highest available strength. Refillable vape kits allow you to tailor your nicotine intake to your needs, offering a range of strengths that accommodate both those looking to quit nicotine altogether and those looking to gradually reduce their intake.
Beyond the financial advantages, choosing refillable vape kits contributes to a healthier planet. Disposable vapes generate a significant amount of waste, with each unit contributing to the mounting e-waste problem. ITV has reported, "Over 1.3 million disposable vapes a week are ending up in landfill or incineration". By adopting refillable devices, you'll play a part in reducing the environmental impact associated with vaping.
Seamless Ease of Use with Refillable Vapes
When considering the transition from disposable vapes to refillable alternatives, ease of use is a significant factor. While some might assume that refillable devices entail complicated maintenance routines, the reality is quite the opposite. Refillable vapes are designed with user-friendliness in mind, offering a seamless experience that even newcomers to the vaping world can effortlessly adapt to.
Most only require a coil change every so often. When the coil reaches the end of its lifespan (which could be anywhere from a week to a few weeks, depending on usage), you simply swap it out for a new one, ensuring consistent performance without needing to buy a whole new device. If you get stuck, we’ve created an easy how-to guide for how to set up and change the coil in your vape, which you can view here.
Top Refillable Vapes for a Seamless Transition
If you're making the exciting leap from disposable vapes to refillable alternatives, there are a couple of standout options that will make your transition a breeze. We suggest a compact, all-in-one pod kit is the best way to go. The Aspire Flexus Q and Vaporesso Xros 3 Mini are both exceptional choices that offer a user-friendly experience akin to disposables while providing a world of customisation and convenience.
Vaporesso Xros 3 Mini: This compact device is designed with simplicity in mind. Shaped similarly to a disposable vape, the Xros 3 Mini boasts an integrated coil system that eliminates the need for complicated settings. All you have to do is fill the pod with your favourite e-liquid, and you're good to go! Inhale activation means no buttons to fiddle with – just like you're used to with disposables. It's pocket-friendly and perfect for those looking for an easy transition.
Aspire Flexus Q: For those seeking a touch more versatility, the Flexus Q has you covered. This device not only retains the convenience of a compact shape but also introduces advanced features. With lightning-fast charging capabilities (charge from 0% to 100% in just 10 minutes with a fast charger), the Flexus Q ensures minimal downtime. Additionally, it offers three power levels (low, medium, and high) to control vapour production, accommodating both smooth inhale and satisfying clouds. The fully adjustable airflow slider lets you fine-tune your vaping experience. You can choose between inhale activation or using the firing button, giving you the flexibility you desire.
Both the Vaporesso Xros 3 Mini and Aspire Flexus Q are excellent options for anyone making the switch to refillable vapes. With their intuitive designs, resemblance to disposables, and added customisation features, these devices ensure a seamless transition that doesn't compromise on performance or ease of use.
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