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Rechargeable Vapes: The Best Alternative to Disposables

Ready for a proper vape device? Rechargeable pod devices are a more versatile,  sustainable, and cheaper way to vape. The only real question is… Prefilled or Refillable?

Prefilled Pod Devices

Offering convenience similar to disposable vapes, prefilled pod devices have a rechargeable battery, with juice-filled pods that attach to the top. Swap flavours whenever you like!

Refillable Pod Devices

As above, but you fill the reusable pods with bottled vape juice. Refillable pod devices offer great performance, and open you up to an even bigger range of flavours and strengths!

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Prefilled vs Refillable Pod Systems

Simplest experience

If you’re looking for the easiest and most convenient alternative to disposables, choose a prefilled pod system. You simply clip your pod onto the device and inhale, it’s just as easy to use as a disposable device. When your battery runs out, recharge instead of buying a new one.

Most cost effective

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to vape, choose a refillable device for additional savings of hundreds of pounds a year. For maximum cost savings, choose pods with replaceable coils, as the coil is cheaper to replace than a whole pod. Scroll down for an in-depth comparison of costs.

Halfway house

If you’re looking for a compromise between disposable and reusable devices, the Aspire R1 is a great option. Simply fill the device, recharge the battery as needed, and replace the device when the coil dies.

Graphic demonstrating how to use a prefilled pod system.
Graphic demonstrating how to use a refillable pod system.

Benefits of switching to rechargeable devices

Disposable vapes vs pod vapes cost per year


When you use disposable devices, you are buying, using and discarding a vape device a day. However, rechargeable devices can last 6 months or longer. Prefilled pods cost around £5 per twin pack -representing significant savings!

Disposable vapes vs pod vapes waste per year

Reduced waste

Using disposables you can be throwing away 365 lithium-ion batteries per year! Not to mention the 365 pieces of packaging and 365 inbuilt pods. Refillable pods generate just 2-3 batteries: 26 pieces of packaging and pods, and 104 plastic bottles a year.

Wider choice of flavours

Wider choice of flavours

Even the largest disposable range only offers the choice of 30 or so flavours. In contrast, a refillable device offers you the choice of thousands of different e-liquid flavours. Not to mention a wider range of nicotine strengths to select from.

Tips for making the switch

Stick to simple devices (to start with)

It’s easy to be tempted by the most powerful device available. However, for most people it’s best to start with a simple device and then progress to more complicated ones as you gain experience.

Match brand and flavours where possible

We have found that customers are more successful in making the switch from disposables to rechargeable devices when they can match the brand and/or flavour. E.G. if you use Elf Bars, switch to either an Elfa pod system or to Elfliq e-liquid used with a refillable device.

Match to the closest nicotine level

Before you switch, check the strength of the disposable device you use. (Most are 20mg/2% nicotine). Then try and match it to the closest nicotine level you can find in your prefilled pod or e-liquid.

Keep a spare device

It’s easy to reach for a spare, or pop into a shop when your battery runs out. When you’re switching to a rechargeable device, especially if you are out and about a lot, it’s best to keep a fully charged replacement device with you.

Let juice soak into refillable pods

When you’re using a refillable pod, allow it to sit for a few minutes before using it for the first time. This helps extend the life of the coil in the pod.

Change pods when the performance dips

After you have used it for a while (typically around two weeks) a refillable pod may start to feel scratchy and produce less vapour. Change your pod to keep performance to the max.

Helpful Guides

Switching from Disposables to Reusables

Learn the steps you need to take, and the best devices to use, in order to successfully move from disposable to reusable and rechargeable vapes.

After guiding hundreds of customers as they switch from disposable to rechargeable devices, we’ve come up with a list of tips to help you make the switch too.

Disposables v. Prefilled Pods

Learn why prefilled pods are a better option than disposable devices.

If you’re using a disposable device, and are looking for the next best alternative, prefilled vapes are a great option. Here’s why...

A Beginner’s Guide to Vaping

Learn the basics you need to know in order to vape with a refillable device.

As you switch from disposable devices to a proper vape device, it’s worth learning a few basics.

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