This summer, you have a tough decision to make. Deciding between easy-to-use disposables that pack more flavour but last much less time at a more expensive price. Or alternatively, opt for a longer-lasting e-liquid bottle of max 10ml containing nicotine or nicotine-free 50ml-100ml shortfills. Regardless of which you pick, for the blazing heat, you want some refreshing and cooling. Something that doesn’t hit the back of your throat too much and offers plenty of flavours. An e-liquid that doesn’t leave you feeling hydrated or requires too many hits.
As we know from vaping, there is so much choice and it is sometimes tough to pick a definitive favourite. However, we’ve whittled down our favourites in the office for 2023 to offer you the pick of the bunch. First, let’s explain the key differences between disposable vapes and refillable e-liquid bottles to aid your decision process.
A Comparison Between E-Liquids and Disposable Vapes
Vaping has become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional smoking, thanks to its reduced harm potential and wide range of flavours available. What you first need to understand is there are a few notable differences between disposables and refillable e-liquids that go in vape tanks and pods for mouth-to-lung or direct lung devices. With disposables, the flavour is much stronger. This is simply because the pre-installed coil only must sustain 2ml of vape juice before you throw it away. Therefore, the flavour is consistently better than a coil for a long-term device, which can last at least a few refills before needing to be swapped.
Pros and Cons of E-Liquids
- Wide range of flavours and customisable nicotine strengths
- Makes your money go further in the long run
- Can be used with lots of different devices
- Helps you to drop your nicotine levels
- Requires knowledge of vape device maintenance
- Can be messy when refilling or changing coils
- Takes more time and effort – particularly for beginners
- More chance of leaks
Pros and Cons of Disposable Vapes
- No fuss device
- No setup or maintenance required
- Easy to carry around on the go as an all-in-one device
- Sealed before first use so less chance of leaks
- Expensive short-term option
- Can’t customise the device
- Bad for the environment as you can go through many batteries
- Often only 10mg or 20mg strengths
Best E-Liquids and Disposables for the Summer 2023
1. Nyx Juicy
Nic salts are always popular because of the smooth delivery you get, and easier throat hit. Considering you spend much of the time outside and in warm weather, it can lead to a dry throat so flavour options from the Nyx Juicy are a good bet. You have some awesome fruity combinations like mango, peach, red grape, watermelon and sweet strawberry with a nice icy menthol hit on the exhale. Available in 10mg and 20mg strengths, they are ideal for heavy smokers or those vaping socially and less frequently throughout the day.
2. Innokin Lota F600
Innokin is always a reliable brand known for its dependable mouth-to-lung beginner vape kits and innovative vape tanks. In addition to that, they produce some stellar disposable choices, such as the Lota F600. Compact and pocket-friendly, it stores up to 600 puffs which are perfect for vaping on the go at summer parties and festivals. With a filter tip on the top, it’s the kind of mouthpiece former smokers will appreciate. There are some cool refreshing flavours to pick from including iced cosmic, mango passion ice, sour apple, tropical fruit and sunrise ice. Most of their selection include ice for a refreshing blast at 20mg strength!
3. Elf Bar Mate 500 Pods
Available through popular demand, Elf Bar created one of their first pod kits that are more sustainable and wallet-friendly for those who love Elf Bar disposables. So you get the same great flavours as the throw-away options but in a user-friendly way with prefilled pods. This means you don’t need to fill yourself which is ideal in the summer and save a bit of money for more ice creams and sunbeds in the process! Flavours include strawberry banana, blueberry raspberry and kiwi passion fruit guava, so plenty of fruity choices for the warm summer nights.
4. Geek Bar Meloso
Geek Bar made a name for themselves through their wide range of disposable puff bars, nearly always containing 600 or so. For minimal fuss vaping, if you can afford it, they’re ideal and perfect for beginners. One of their latest devices that don’t need charging is the Geek Bar Meloso, leaving you plenty of time to bask in the sun and not need to worry about charging before you can step outside. With a 500mAh battery, it easily lasts a vaper all day and includes refreshing flavours like mango ice, geek juice orange and cherry, as well as cooling cola ice!
5. IVG Nic Salts
IVG always deliver fantastic e-liquids that are packed with bursting notes of flavour and smooth textures. The IVG nic salts in 10ml bottles are mainly tropical blends of flavours, which are perfect for the summer. You have options like Caribbean Crush, which combines grapefruit with pineapple, or why not try Fruit Twist containing mango, pineapple, peach and passion fruit. Delicious! With a high nicotine strength, it’s ideal for heavy smokers looking to quit cigarettes and fancy a change of pace to regain their senses.
6. Elf Bar 600
Last on the list is the iconic Elf Bar 600, which needs no bold introduction other than to say it’s one of the most popular disposable vapes in recent years. There are tons of flavours to pick from, whether you seek classic cream tobacco notes or punchy lychee ice.