There are more types of disposable vapes than ever which is great for the discerning user, but it can also make it hard to choose what’s best for you. If you’re brand new to vaping, it can be even harder to make that first-time purchase without some help.
Have no fear, we’ve got your back!
This short guide will tell you everything you need to know so when you head on over to choose your next favourite vape, or even if it’s your first time, you’ll make your order like a pro. From battery life to number of puffs and even to what flavour you should choose, we’ve covered all the bases to make buying best disposable vapes a walk in the park.
Disclaimer: All information provided in this text is for educational purposes only. The purpose of the article is in no way to entice and encourage anyone to abuse any addictive substances. The text is not intended for persons under the age of 18.
What are the benefits of disposable vapes?
Here are our top three reasons for loving the disposable option:
Pre-charged and pre-filled
Your brand-new disposable vape is a battery-powered smoking solution that is pre-charged, pre-filled, and ready to go right out of the pack. The battery and vaping liquid have a fixed number of ‘puffs’ and will give you a similar experience to smoking one cigarette.
Great for convenience, new users, infrequent smokers
Standard vapes are more complex and need a basic maintenance routine, charging and refilling. If you’re a first-time vaper or need a puff in a hurry without any messing around, disposable vapes are a terrific, clean, and easy-to-use option.
There’s no setup, no configuration, no buttons or display, and no parts to replace if they wear out or break down. Just take it out of the pack and it’s ready to use.
Defined nicotine content
The disposable vape, like an old-fashioned cigarette, is designed for one use only and is discarded afterward. They usually contain anything from about 3mg to 20mg of nicotine compared to about 6mg to 28mg for a standard cigarette.
The disposable vape offers more choice and control over exactly how much nicotine you consume. Each bar will give you on average about 600 puffs which is far more than a single cigarette.
How to buy the best disposable vape?
It might seem complicated at first, but once you’ve done it a couple of times it’s like riding a bike; easy as pie and you will never forget. With that in mind, here are the nine top things to consider before you buy your first vape.
1. How many flavours does the brand offer?
You want your vaping experience to taste great, but in the beginning, you have no clue what to order. The best way to approach this is by starting off small but with a brand that has a wide range of options.
If you like the feel of the bar you won’t want to switch, but if the variety of flavours is small, you could feel trapped. Brands like ELF Bar, IVG, and Klik Klak all have huge ranges of creative and fun options and are a great place to start exploring.
If you like the bar but get bored with one flavour, there are dozens more that you can try out. At Xmania we make a point of staying on top of the latest releases to keep our flavour range fresh and interesting.
Read more: Best Elf Bar Flavours
2. How long will the battery last? Can I change or recharge it?
There’s nothing more frustrating than your battery running out before the supply of e-juice. This goes triple for disposable vapes where you can’t switch out the old battery and the remaining liquid is wasted.
To avoid, this always check the battery size before you select a disposable and make sure that the battery is minimum 320mAh. If you go lower than this you run the risk of having your vape experience cut short and leaving you less than satisfied.
3. How many ‘puffs’ will I get from a disposable vape?
This depends on how much fluid your vape holds as well as how deep your draw is each time. Frequent users tend to empty the tank quicker than casual or first-time users. A little experimentation will help you find the right balance for you.
As a rule of thumb, a cartridge with .5ml will provide about 220 to 230 puffs before you run low. A .25ml should give something closer to between 120 and 130 draws in total. For larger sizes with 2ml capacity and above you can expect closer to 600 puffs before you need to restock.
At the top end of the range, some disposables hold as much as 20ml of e-juice and promise up to 10k puffs. That’s some serious quantity there, so expect it to cost and weigh more. Also, be sure you like the flavour before you buy this size by doing a test run on a model that is smaller and cheaper.
Read more: How long does Elf Bar last in days?
4. How much nicotine is in a disposable vape?
The options go from zero up to 20mg/ml which is quite a range. If you plan on going cold turkey from cigarettes then by all means try the zero-nicotine option. Another approach can be to start high and work your way down.
Everyone is different and you’ll find what’s best for you. Most disposable vapes in Ireland contain about 2mg/ml which is a nice happy medium. If you’re concerned about too much or too little, make sure to check the content before you buy.
5. How heavy is a disposable vape bar?
The design from brand to brand can make a big difference in usability. In the beginning, a lighter smaller vape will make more sense as you get used to carrying it around with you and reaching for it when you want to enjoy a satisfying vape.
A few extra grammes can begin to feel cumbersome when it’s your first time carrying something like this around with you throughout the day, so a lightweight option like the Lost Mary can be a great option.
6. Ergonomics matter
For such a small item this might not seem like an important issue but anyone who has used a bad keyboard, or mouse knows how crucial these subtleties can be.
Some brands, for example, go the extra distance in their mouthpiece design to shape it more naturally. A fully circular shape can feel like an effort to hold and requires more effort to maintain that shape with your lips. With more oval sculptured mouthpieces the feel is more natural and requires less effort to hold.
7. Value for money
Disposable vapes are in general the best way to start if you are cost conscious. If you invest in an entire refillable kit and don’t like the design, flavour, or feel of the bar, you’ve thrown your money away. The cost of disposables has dropped in recent years and in our opinion is the single best way to go for new vapers.
8. Who should I buy from?
There are EU-wide laws regulating the use of vapes and you should always buy yours from a reputable source. The rules in place ensure that the quality and safety of your purchase are of the highest possible standard and are there to protect you the consumer.
9. What do I need to know about coils and atomisers?
Let’s clear up one thing first. Coils and atomisers are the same thing. Both terms refer to the mechanism that heats the e-liquid and produces the satisfying vapour you inhale and exhale. Depending on the type you will experience a different flavour intensity, ‘throat hit’, quantity of vapour, and battery life.
There are three main types of coil to watch out for. These are MTL, DL, and RDL, so let’s look at them one by one.
Mouth to Lung MTL Coil
- Replicates the experience of smoking a cigarette.
- Tight draw with low power output.
- Usually higher nicotine levels for a better ‘throat hit’.
- Great to help quit smoking.
Direct to Lung DL Coil
- High power with large airflow.
- Produces more vapour.
- Nice if you want to blow vape rings.
Restricted Direct to Lung RDL Coil
- Mid-range power for the best of both worlds.
- More throat hit than the DL
- More vapour than the MTL.
- Less power consumption than the DL so longer battery life.
Many disposable vapes have low-quality atomisers. They can break or fail intermittently. We only stock the most reliable brands at Xmania and if you have any issues, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.
Check the reviews of vapes before you buy
A great way to choose your first disposable vape is to check out customer reviews online. If you see nothing but detailed 5-star reviews on a brand you don’t know, be cautious. Not every online store is honest and you may have fake reviews.
The same goes for unusually harsh reviews. Competitors can be unscrupulous and will target rivals to discredit their products. The best way to go is to look at a couple from each end of the spectrum and then focus on the middle range of ratings. Most online reviews are legitimate and if you stay mostly in this area you’ll get a truer picture of the product.
Our list of best disposable vapes
At Xmania we aren’t linked to any one brand. We love to vape just like you and we select the products that in our opinion and according to online reviews are the best. Every disposable vape we sell has passed our taste and overall usability test and has consistently great customer feedback.
Here are our top five picks for the best disposable vape in Ireland.
1. Elf Bar 600
This popular brand is one of our favourites and comes in an amazing 31 flavours, including four variations of strawberry alone. At 600 puffs per device, it’s pretty standard when it comes to longevity, contains 20mg/ml nicotine salt e-liquid, and is an excellent choice for first-time vapers.
You can buy it here: Elf Bar 600.
2. Lost Mary BM 600
The Lost Mary brand is legendary for its smooth, rich flavour based as a result of its dual mesh coiling technology. The design is ergonomic, lightweight, and perfect for your first-time vape experience. It comes in 18 flavours with a standard 600 puffs, and 2mls of e-liquid with 20mg/ml of salt-based nicotine.
Read more: Best Lost Mary Vape Flavours
You can purchase it here: Lost Mary Vape.
3. Jolly Ranger Disposable Vape Pen Glow & Vape
We love these fun bars in so many ways. The glow-in-the-dark feature is a big draw and that’s before you even consider the sleek, colourful design, and the substantial range of fruity flavours like Jolly Blue and Cotton Candy Ice. The bars come with a standard 600 puffs on 2mls e-liquid with 20mg/ml salt nicotine.
We sell this product here: Jolly Ranger Vape Bar
4. IVG BAR Diamond
This is a nice product that, like the ELF Bar, has the first-time vaper firmly in mind. The flavour selection is excellent with 22 options so far, the bar is lightweight and inhale-activated so there is nothing to do before taking your very first puff.
It comes with a standard 600 puffs, 2mls of e-juice, and 20mg/ml of salt nicotine.
You can check out the range here: IVG Bar Diamond.
5. Element Klik Klak Disposable Vape
We couldn’t sign off here without mentioning the uber-quirky Klik Klak magnetic disposable. Like most other single-use vapes it comes with standard 600 puffs, 2mls e-liquid, and 20mg nicotine salts. But that’s where the similarity with other brands ends.
The unique draw of this smarty-pants of the vaping world is its ability to combine vapes and their flavours together. That’s right, their patented magnetic technology allows you to join any two bars together into a ‘vape sandwich’ doubling the puff count to 1200, the juice to 4mls, and a bunch of new flavours.
Although they offer a range of 10 basic flavours, once you get mixing you have a total of 55 alternative flavour experiences. It’s not only the vast range that makes it fun but the way you can mix and match and come up with your own combos.
Read more: Klik Klak Vape Review: Best combinations
Check out this fun option right here: Element Klik Klak Vape
Which one will you buy?
Maybe you’re looking for an alternative to cigarettes, or maybe you just want a new experience. Whatever your reasons for jumping into the fun and exciting world of vaping, we have the perfect option and the perfect vape for you.
If you need any assistance with your order you can let us know through our contact form and we’ll be happy to help out. There’s free delivery everywhere in Ireland for all purchases over €59, so go ahead and make that order today!
How do I choose the best disposable vape for me as a first-time user?
To choose the best disposable vape for you as a first-time user, consider the following factors:
- A brand that offers a wide range of flavors to explore.
- Battery life: Choose a disposable vape with a minimum 320mAh battery.
- Puff count: A 2ml capacity disposable vape will give you around 600 puffs.
- Nicotine content: Start with a moderate nicotine level (2mg/ml) and adjust according to your preference.
- Lightweight and ergonomic design.
- Value for money and buying from a reputable source.
- Check customer reviews and ratings to get a better understanding of the product.
What should I look for in terms of battery life and puff count when purchasing a disposable vape?
When purchasing a disposable vape, look for a battery life of at least 320mAh to ensure the battery lasts until the e-juice runs out. For puff count, a disposable vape with 2ml capacity typically provides around 600 puffs.
How can I determine the right nicotine content for my disposable vape?
To determine the right nicotine content for your disposable vape, consider your smoking habits and preferences. If you’re trying to quit smoking, you might start with a higher nicotine level and gradually decrease it. Most disposable vapes in Ireland contain around 2mg/ml, which is a moderate nicotine level suitable for many users.