How To Decide Between Disposable And Reusable Vape Pens
Posted on December 03 2018
It’s a question as old as time itself—well, since the time vape pens have been a thing—should you get a disposable vape pen or spring for a reusable one?
There is no shortage of vehement arguments for and against on both sides. Here’s what you need to know about both.
Disposable Vape Pens
Most first time vapers get their start with disposable pens. They’re convenient, are pre-filled, and don’t require any know-how to operate.
They’re perfect for when you’re a newbie, and are testing the waters to see if vaping is for you or not. Many pros liken them to training wheels on a bicycle.
They’re also good for when you’re someone who doesn’t vape that often at all, and just like to treat yourself to a nice flavored vape every once in a while.
Disposable vapes are noticeably cheaper than their reusable counterparts, primarily because of the fact that they don’t have extra specialized equipment in them. Furthermore, they’re available a lot more widely. Even some general stores will stock them at this point.
Reusable Vape Pens
Reusable pens have two essential components: a battery that can be charged and a disposable cartridge for your e-liquid.
The cartridge can be replaced each time you run out of vape juice and the pen comes with a charger for the battery.
There’s no question that while, yes, they are more expensive to buy to begin with, over the long-term, they tend to provide better value than disposable ones. This is even truer the more regularly you vape.
For the most seasoned pros, we only recommend reusable vapes. Not only do they provide immense versatility, but they also open you up to a whole market of e-liquid flavors that you would otherwise never get to try.
One of the bigger reasons why people choose reusable vape pens is the environmental cost of disposable pens. While recycling plants are a great stop-gap solution, reusable pens nip the problem in the proverbial bud, letting you vape without it weighing on your conscience.
How Should You Choose?
So how do you decide on which one is right for you? Ask yourself these questions:
- How often are you going to vape?
- Is affordability an issue for you?
- Are you happy with standard flavors or do you want to experiment with a lot of different ones?
- Do you care about the environmental impact of disposable vape pens?
If you’re going to be vaping pretty much every day, we really think a reusable one is the way to go for you. The same goes for if you care about the environmental benefits and flavor versatility.
On the other hand, if you’re only going to be vaping once in a while or don’t mind the increased long-term cost, disposable vapes should do just fine for you.