Disposable Vape Alternatives: How To Vape Without The Waste - Part II

What Can I Use to Switch From Disposable Vapes?

While some devices are particularly suitable for use as a disposable vape alternative, literally any vape device can be used as an alternative. At their core, all vape devices are a battery heating a coil - even disposables. So the choice is massive.

That said - as disposable users are likely looking for convenience. - there are a few subsets of devices that are more useful as alternatives than others

One popular option is the refillable pod system. These devices offer simplicity and ease of use, making them an excellent choice for those transitioning from disposable vapes. With refillable pods, you can fill the pod with your favourite e-liquid and replace the coil when needed. This provides a hassle-free vaping experience while minimising waste.

Another alternative worth considering is the vape pen. Vape pens come in various shapes and sizes, but they all have similar functionality. These devices are often beginner-friendly and offer a seamless transition from disposable vapes. With a vape pen, you can enjoy the convenience of a compact design while still having the option to customise your vaping experience. Often, you can get pre-filled pods - the disposable manufacturers sometimes make rechargeable versions of their disposables - often with replaceable pre-filled pods.

If you're looking for something compact and discreet, pod mods might be the perfect fit for you. These devices combine the convenience of pod systems with the power of box mods, offering a portable and versatile vaping experience. With pod mods, you can enjoy a wide range of flavours and nicotine strengths while reducing waste and environmental impact.

Box mods are excellent for those who prefer a more advanced vaping experience. Box mods offer a wide range of features and settings, allowing you to fine-tune your vaping experience to perfection. With their replaceable batteries and adjustable wattage, box mods provide longevity and versatility. They are an excellent option for vapers who want to take their vaping journey to the next level.

This kind of article often forgets that the most critical aspect of switching is not necessarily the device; the e-liquid and flavour are what you are looking for, and finding a suitable vape juice for you is arguably more important or at least just as important as finding the device.

E-liquid Types

Nic salts, freebase, and shortfills are all different types of e-liquids you can use with your chosen vape device. Understanding their differences can help you find the perfect vape juice that suits your preferences and needs.

Nicotine salts, also known as nic salts, have recently gained popularity. They are a form of nicotine extracted from tobacco leaves and combined with benzoic acid. Nic salts offer a smoother throat hit and faster nicotine absorption than traditional freebase nicotine. Many vapers appreciate nic salts for their ability to deliver a satisfying nicotine experience without the harshness commonly associated with higher nicotine concentrations. They are often found in higher strengths, making them ideal for those who crave a stronger nicotine hit. These, more often than not, are the types of E-liquids found in Disposable vapes - and are likely to be your first stopping point - in fact, many disposable vape manufacturers also make the very same liquid they use in their devices available for use in open vape systems such as pod mods etc.

On the other hand, freebase nicotine is the purest form of nicotine commonly used in e-liquids. It is known for its strong and intense throat hit, especially at higher nicotine concentrations. Freebase nicotine e-liquids are available in a broader range of flavours and nicotine strengths, catering to various vapers' preferences. They are a good option for vapers who enjoy a more pronounced nicotine sensation or who want to reduce their nicotine intake gradually. Freebase nicotine lends itself better to deeper, more layered flavourings and tobacco flavours.

Shortfills are nicotine-free e-liquids in larger bottles, usually with extra space to add nicotine shots or nic shots. These bottles are often filled to 80% capacity, allowing vapers to mix their desired nicotine strength. Shortfills offer flexibility and customisation, as you can choose the nicotine level that suits you best. They are popular among vapers who prefer to control their nicotine intake or enjoy experimenting with different flavours and nicotine strengths.

When selecting your vape juice, consider your nicotine tolerance, desired throat hit, and flavour preferences. Experimenting with different types of e-liquids can help you discover your perfect vaping experience. Always choose reputable brands and ensure your e-liquids are compatible with your selected device.

You can find our full range of Disposable vape alternatives here: Disposable Vape Alternatives.

Disposable vape alternative hardware examples

Examples of Disposable Vape Alternative Hardware

I have written blogs before on this subject (read: Disposable Vape Alternatives, it's time to switch it up), but times in the vape industry move quickly! And there are many more options these days - so here is a more recent set of hardware - aimed more at the new switcher.

The closest thing (but not necessarily the best) to a disposable vape is the rechargeable vape device version of disposable vapes themselves. It is excellent for a first-time switcher - though less sustainable than some other devices on this list.

Our full range of Disposable alternative hardware is here: Disposable Vape Alternative - Hardware.

Rechargeable Disposables :

The Elfa Pro By Elf bar - An environmentally friendlier Elf bar! Replaceable pre-filled pods and rechargeable.

The Oxbar RDD by Oxva - is a compact, rechargeable and refillable disposable vape device that will long outlast a standard disposable device. Also available as a Just Juice Kit collaboration.

Crystal Bar Plus Rechargeable Pod Device - Another rechargeable device that uses pre-filled pods based on the SKE Crystal range of Disposable vapes.

Pod Kits and vape pens :

More sustainable than the rechargeable disposables and more configurable - and you choose the e-liquid!

Eco Nano Pod Kit by Vaporesso - This tremendous little Pod kit is ideal as a disposable vape alternative but just as good for anyone who needs a little long-lasting pod kit for out and about.

Oxva Xlim SE Bonus Kit - This is a perfect disposable alternative with its pen-like shape and a great starter kit for anyone.

Argus Z Vape Pod Kit by Voopoo - Stylish Starter kit with a 900mAh battery and simplicity that makes this a great alternative.

Innokin GoMax Pen Kit - All-in-one vape pen kit built around simplicity with its easy-to-use slide-filling port. A 3000mHa battery and refillable nature make this a stand-out alternative to disposables.

Box Mod Kits

These allow you to fine-tune your vaping experience to perfection. Utilising replaceable batteries and adjustable wattage, box mods provide longevity and versatility. These are more about taking your vaping to the next level.

Aspire Zelos X Vape Kit - The Aspire Zelos X Vape Kit is a powerful and versatile vaping solution that combines the Zelos X Mod and the Nautilus 3 Tank 22mm. This compact and reliable kit is ideal if you are looking to advance from disposables.

Vaporesso Gen 80 S Vape Kit - The power-packed Vaporesso Gen 80 S Vape Kit is a compact and ergonomically designed device that delivers an incredible sub-ohm vaping experience. Great if you are looking to upgrade to clouds.

Voopoo Drag 4 Vape Kit - Another Sub-ohm alternative to disposable vaping - clouds, bro.

Exaplmes of Vape juice for use in disposable vape alternatives

Examples of disposable vape alternative E-liquids

The list of E-liquids you can use for a disposable alternative is endless! So here is a selection derived from juices specifically designed as disposable vape juices and inspired by Disposable E-liquids. But remember - you do not have to stick to that - the E-liquids world contains many different flavours and styles of liquid, from complex tobacco and desserts to fruits and Drinks.

You can find our full range of Disposable alternative E-liquid here: Disposable Vape Alternative - Juices.

Elfliq - Elf Bar Eliquids in 10ml - These are the juices from the popular Elfbar range of disposables; if you are an elf bar user - these may well be what you have already been vaping!

Elux Legend Nicotine salts - Elux Legend Nicotine salts Are the juices from the popular Elux Disposable vape bars.

SKE Crystal Bar Salts - These Crystal Bar e-liquids are the official bar salts from the Crystal Bar Disposable vapes.

Vampire Vape Bar Salts - Vampire Vape Bar Salts Are the Vampire Vape Disposable Vape Bar Flavours in 10ml bottles.

Bar Salts - Vape Juice flavours inspired by Disposable vapes.

Bar Juice 5000 - Bar Juice 5000 vape juice recreates the most popular disposable vape flavours.

Riot Squad - Riot Squad creates Multi Award E-Liquids, all Manufactured in the UK.

But - why stop there? So many E-liquids are available to try; you will be spoiled for choice! Something you don't get with disposable vapes.


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Further Reading: 

Disposable Vapes and Why We Say No. - May 2022

Disposable Vape Alternatives, it's time to switch it up. - June 2022

Disposable Vapes - The tide seems to be changing - Disposable Vape Ban? - September 2023

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