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Rechargeable vs. Disposable Vapes: A Comparison


So you want a vape — something simple, easy, accessible. But, with the overwhelmingly large variety of vapes out there, how do you keep it simple? Do you go the rechargeable, more expensive vape route, or the disposable, limited-puff route? We’re here to help you decide.


Disposable Vape Pens

Are you ever out on the town and your vape pen blinks red? Where do you go to charge it? What do you do? It’s always a bummer, realizing you forgot to charge your vape pen before leaving the house. Disposable vapes are pre-charged and pre-filled with vape liquid, so there’s zero hassle when needing to charge your pen — it’s already charged for you! Disposable vape pens are convenient when trying out a new flavor you might not like, or when you’re just too busy to sit and wait for it to be fully charged. However, if you’re a pro-vaper and are looking for a cost-effective solution, disposable vapes may not be the right choice for you. Why? The more you take a puff, the quicker it dies. This results in you throwing away vape pen after vape pen, ultimately costing you more money in the long run. Plus, if you happen to be going through vapes quickly enough, throwing so many away isn’t the best thing for the planet. Hopefully one day, disposable vape pens will be biodegradable, and then the world is yours! They are, on the other hand, a great way to test out a company’s products without spending the money on a full, rechargeable vape pen, and they’re more accessible! You can find them anywhere — from gas stations to smoke shops — so if you’re in need of a quick fix, go ahead and get that disposable pen. So, bottom line: If you’re an avid smoker, we wouldn’t suggest disposable vape pens, as they end up being more cost-effective and more detrimental to the planet we’re inhabiting.


Rechargeable Vape Pens

If you’re looking for a more long-term investment, we’d suggest going for a rechargeable vape pen. Slightly higher in price but much more long-lasting, they’ll make your investment worthwhile. However, if you end up disliking the battery’s power, or the size of the battery itself, it could be costly to keep purchasing vape pens until you find the right one for you. Since these vape pens are made to be reused, you’ll find that the quality is higher than disposable vape pens — a stronger hit, better performance, and long-lasting. Plus, if you end up enjoying the vape pen you purchase, it ends up being more cost-effective in the long run, as there’s no need to continuously spend $10-15 every week on a new one, as you would with a disposable pen. Unfortunately, the need to keep recharging it is there, so you need to remember to do so if you want to take it out with you for the day!


If you’re still unsure about which one is right for you, don’t stress! Both types of vape pens are accessible and easy to use. If you’re new to the vape world and want an easy start that’s also cost-effective, we’d recommend going with a disposable vape pen. If you know what you’re looking for and want a long-term solution, go ahead and get that rechargeable vape pen! Either one works, and both are booming in the market.

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