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on 23 Dec 2022 1:33 AM

Are you struggling to choose a vape device between a disposable and refillable vape device? It’s a question users asked often. And the question becomes harder when significant advances emerge in both the disposable and refillable vape pod market. But don’t worry, in this article, we will be able to guide you in selecting the best type of vape device for your needs.


What are Disposable Vapes?

Disposable vape pens are one-time units that are pre-filled with e-juice and come with a precharged built-in battery. Typically, disposable vapes have no buttons. Instead, they are draw-activated to produce flavorful vapor.

The big difference between disposables and other vape devices is that they are not reusable. This makes them incredibly easy to use, as they do not require refilling or recharging. What you only need to do is to take the device out of the packing, put the mouthpiece into your mouth, and inhale to get vapor. In the meanwhile, it’s perfect for vaping on the go. 

The disposable vape can last as long as the pre-filled e-juice capacity or battery capacity. Once either is depleted, you just need to dispose of it. But now some disposables can be recharged via a Type-C or micro-USB port. When the e-juice is finished, the disposables can no longer be used. Disposable vape’s easy operation and friendlier price have made them popular among beginner vapers. 


What are Refillable Vapes?

Any other non-disposable vape device would be classed as a refillable or reusable vape.

However, the closest in terms of form and function to a disposable would probably be a pod system. Generally, the pod system comes with a replaceable pod that can be refilled with your own e-juice. Besides, they also exist in the form of disposable vapes. Similarly, these devices have a built-in rechargeable battery. Many may also include advanced features such as adjustable wattage, adjustable airflow, and replaceable coil to tailor your vaping experience.  

Refillable pod vapes give you full control over the nicotine strength and e-liquid flavor. So you need to purchase e-juice separately with the right strength of nicotine.



Disposable Vapes VS Refillable Vapes

Disposable vapes

Disposable vapes are the best option for beginners. They can provide an MTL draw, which is close to the experience of smoking a cigarette. Meanwhile, disposables are also good options for experienced vapers that don’t want to carry around a larger or bulky vape mod.



Easy to Use – No buttons or other complex settings; draw-activated to deliver vapor.

Hassle-free – Disposable vapes are prefilled with e-juice and they don’t require refilling.

No Maintenance – No replaceable parts on disposables.



Limited Flavor Options – You are limited to the flavor profiles offered by disposable vape brands. 

Not so environmental-friendly – Increased landfill waste.



Refillable Vapes

Refillable vapes provide a more personalized vaping experience. They are the ideal choice for veteran vapers to use. Some refillable vapes are also as easy-to-use as disposables. They have no button and are draw-activated to generate vapor.



Tailored Experience: Refillable pods usually have different coil resistances to suit your preference. Some also come with adjustable power and adjustable airflow.

User-friendly: They are simple to use, and most are draw-activated or come with a single button for easy operation. And it’s easy to refill.

Unlimited Flavors: You can choose the flavor you favorite to fill the pod with.

Cost-effective in the long term.


Maintenance: Some maintenance is required to keep the device clean.

Inconvenience: Refilling pods can get a little hassle compared to a disposable, and you may have to purchase extra e-juice. 



If you want to quit smoking and start vaping, disposable vapes are the perfect option. They can deliver a great vape experience and are the perfect hassle-free way to start vaping.

Refillable vapes provide more pleasure than disposables. They allow the vapers to experience more and tailor the vape to their preference.

They are also far more cost-effective in the long run and create less environmental waste.