How to Choose the Right Vape Pen: A Comprehensive Guide

When vaping started to catch on, it was one of those quite niche hobbies that people really got into.

It meant spending a lot of time researching the different brands and devices, something that most people thought would simply be too much effort. Thankfully, things are different now – with the introduction of single-use vape pens, it couldn’t be easier to choose the right one for you.

Do You Want Any Customisation?

Start off by deciding if you want something that you can recharge and refill with different liquids, or something that requires no set-up at all. You can get rechargeable, reusable vape pens that are still quite simple to use, but require a little bit of effort to set up. Or, you can get a disposable device that’s good to go out of the box, and can be used until it runs out and then disposed of.

How Big Do You Want It To Be?

Vape pens come in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes. Some are scarcely any bigger than a cigarette, while others are a fair bit chunkier. If you want something that just slips into a small pocket, then that’s definitely worth keeping in mind; if you’re going to be carrying it around in a bag, then it’s best to get something a little bit bigger, as it’ll have more battery capacity and will be able to carry more e-liquid.


One of the limiting factors with smaller vape pens is how much charge they can hold. If you want a vape that will last for longer between charges, then it’s worth getting something a little bit bigger – the manufacturer should say on their website how many puffs it’ll last. Keep in mind that disposable vapes are generally not rechargeable – once they run out of power, they’re finished for good.

Cartridge Capacity

How to Choose the Right Vape Pen: A Comprehensive Guide

The other limiting factor with vapes is how much e-liquid they can hold. Recent legislation in the UK has limited disposable vapes to just 2ml of e-liquid; this amounts to about 600 puffs. This restriction doesn’t apply to non-disposable vapes at the moment, which means if you want something that lasts a lot longer, that might be the way to go. Alternatively, you can just carry around a few disposable vapes with you so you have a spare when one runs out. 


Choosing a flavour is one of the most fun parts of buying a vape. There are thousands of different options available, from chocolate to cherry pie. If those sound a little too sweet for you, don’t worry – there are more subtle flavours out there as well, such as mint and aloe vera.

Armed with your newfound knowledge, we hope you feel prepared to go out and buy the perfect vape pen for you. Disposable vape pens can cost around the same as a cup of coffee – don’t be afraid of experimenting, it doesn’t matter if you don’t love the first flavour you try as you can always try another one.

For further reading on disposable vapes, head to a trusted online source and ensure that you do your research in order to buy correctly from reputable vendors. 

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