One of the most difficult decisions when making the switch to vaping is choosing the right kit to get you started. The perfect kit will meet all of vaping your needs and deter you from returning to the old habit of smoking cigarettes. Because we know just how hard it is choose the right kit, we are comparing two of the most popular options for new vapers - ICON Vape and Disposable Vapes.
Whilst there are pros and cons to all kits, this article will give you insight on what to consider when choosing your perfect vape, and of course, determine the better option between the ICON Vape Pod Kit and Disposable Vapes based on factors such as value for money, longevity and flavour options.
For most vapers, one of the most important factors in deciding which kit to choose is how long it will last between sessions. Of course, this will also depend on factors such as how often you vape and the individual device.
Disposables: Most disposables offer a battery life of up to eight hours which can deliver between 400-600 puffs on average. Disposables often include a built-in battery which can have a mAh of anything between 280-900 - no charging is required.
ICON: On the other hand, each ICON vape pod will last at least eight hours and deliver approximately 400 puffs. The ICON Vape Device features a built-in battery with a mAh of 350 which can be re-charged in just 45 minutes.
Verdict: The number of puffs per disposable will vary depending on the device, whilst the ICON vape is set at 400 puffs per pod which can last for at least 8 hours even with regular usage.
Many vapers seek peace of mind when choosing their next vape - knowing you are doing your part to save the environment makes vaping every bit as enjoyable.
Disposables: It is no secret that disposables have come under fire for their negative impact on the environment. Whilst some efforts have been made to make disposables carbon neutral; the average disposable bar cannot be recycled due to the lithium battery.
ICON: The ICON pods are much more eco-friendly as they are 100% recyclable. Simply rinse your pods to remove any e-liquid residue and dissemble to separate the materials and pop into your recycling bin. The ICON vape device is also rechargeable, so you won't have to worry about replacing this.
Verdict: The ICON Vape offers a much more sustainable way of vaping than disposables as the pods are recyclable and the device itself is rechargeable.
Of all the nicotine replacement therapies available, e-cigarettes offer the most extensive range of flavours and can often be a reason for making the big switch.
Disposables: With many vape manufacturers releasing their own range of disposables, the flavour options are limitless.
ICON: ICON pods are available in 14 different flavours and are constantly releasing new flavours.
Verdict: Disposables may offer a long list of flavours to choose from but ICON still boast an impressive choice of 14 flavours and will undoubtedly be introducing more. Most vapers find themselves drawn to that one flavour they just can't get enough of!
Perhaps the most important factor for most vapers, and even a prime reason for making the big switch in the first place - the pricing point. So what vape is better value for money?
Disposables: Of course, disposables will vary so we’ve chosen a popular disposable to refer to - Geek Bars by Geekvape. One Geek Bar Disposable is priced at £5.95, which is manageable for most vapers.
ICON: The ICON Vape Device and a pack of pods will set you back £4 more than the average Geek Bar. If you’ve already got the ICON Vape Device and just want to purchase a pack of pods then this will cost you £6.99.
Verdict: Disposables appear to be cheaper but in fact, ICON is better value for money as just one pack of pods contains 3 pods. Each pod lasts at least eight hours which means one £6.99 pack of pods can last over a week in comparison to the one day of vaping you will get with a £5.95 disposable.
To conclude, both ICON and Disposables prove why they're here to stay. Although disposables offer an endless list of flavours, most beginners are more concerned with factors such as value for money and longevity which is why ICON is the better option.
Not only is the ICON Vape Pod Kit easy to navigate and low maintenance, but it is also sleek and compact which makes it ideal for on-the-go vapers who have just switched from smoking. This kit supports sustainable vaping as the device is rechargeable and the pods are 100% recyclable. These pods are also available in an abundance of flavours so you never get bored of vaping the same taste.