There are a huge number of people in the UK who are either currently attempting to quit smoking and took a journey into the world of vaping to try and aid their attempts and increase their chances of quitting smoking compared to traditional methods and finding the Best Disposable Vape Kits is imperative to making that journey as easy as possible.
With the vast array of kits and devices on the market, picking the one that is perfect for you can seen like a daunting task – you just want something to replace a traditional cigarette and the next thing you know your being asked what resistance coils you want, if you are looking for MTL or DTL and countless other bits of vaping jargon that you don’t really understand.
You simply want something that isn’t a cigarette, but replicates the feeling of one without all the harmful compounds found in your traditional tobacco product.
This is where disposable vape devices come in and with our guide below help you make a more educated and informed choice on the devices on offer. We know there is a huge amount of disposable vapes on the market in 2023 but we’ve taken a closer look at the top 10 brands to help you pick the best device for you.
What is a disposable vape?
The clue to this one is in the name – a disposable vape kit is a single use vape device that comes pre-filled, pre-charged and once you have finished with it, you dispose of it (make sure to follow the manufactures guidance on how to dispose of their product).
There are two particular styles in vaping – MTL (Mouth To Lung) which closely replicates the smoking sensation and DTL (Direct to Lung) which is a more airy, less smoking like sensation.
Disposable vape devices are MTL. They have tighter airflow to give a more restricted vape, much like that of smoking a cigarette.
Disposable vape kits also do not feature any buttons or fancy features – simply remove the packaging and inhale just like a cigarette.
All disposable vapes are filled with E Liquid – that’s the juice that you see in a standard vape tank. This contains flavouring and nicotine.
Most modern disposable vapes use something called Nicotine Salt E Liquid, this helps give you a stronger hit, a smoother vape and Nic Salt E Liquids act faster than conventional “freebase” nicotine to hit those craving more effectively when they start.
The brilliance in these devices is the simplicity. While you can move to a refillable pod device, these are the best way to get on the road with your vaping journey and make you an ex-smoker. When your disposable vape runs out of battery or E Liquid, simply dispose of it and grab a fresh one.
Who should be using a disposable vape?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question.
When disposable vape kits were first brought onto the market, their aim was simply at the people trying to quit smoking and wanted a quick, easy and cheap method of trying vaping. They were invented with the idea that vaping shouldn’t be any harder to try than lighting a cigarette.
With most of the more advanced vape kits, you need to top up your E Liquid, change your coil, charge your battery, worry about getting an E Liquid flavour that you like and make sure you had the right nicotine level. With disposable vape devices, all of that hassle is taken away and there is zero maintenance involved.
There is also another market that benefits greatly from this device. If you are currently a vaper and you are going out with the family or for a drink in your local pub, you don’t want to take your usual dual battery vape kit that creates a weather-front whenever you use it – simply pick up a couple of disposables vape kits, throw them in your bag or pocket and you are ready to go. Discreet, simple and ready to scratch that nicotine itch whenever it comes calling.
Lastly, if you are looking to transition to a pod vape style device and are not too sure if you will enjoy Nic Salts a disposable ecig is the perfect way to try. For less than the price of a 10ml nicotine salt E Liquid, grab yourself a disposable vape stick and try it! If you enjoy it, we can recommend pod vape kits to try from there. If you don’t match well with it, you’ve paid next to nothing to try it.
How are they different from original disposable vape options?
If you are one of the people who has been trying to quit smoking for years and vaping didn’t really work for you, there are a number of reasons the older style devices didn’t work for you or satisfy the craving.
The original “cig-a-like” vape devices were super small, but didn’t offer the hit that most smokers were looking for to help them transition. The batteries were small, the amount of vapour produced was weak and the flavours (and nicotine strengths) were just not strong enough for people. These devices were also limited to “basic” flavours such as menthol, tobacco and if you were lucky a few different fruit flavours.
The Modern Disposable Vape
After many years of research (and using technology from some of the larger devices), single use disposable vape kits have come an extremely long way. With massively improved battery life, a higher power output and a huge range of flavours, each device will comfortably last you the full day (giving around the same number of puffs a pack of 20 cigarettes would for way cheaper).
These vape devices also use more advanced coil technology, giving you better flavour production and a more solid vape in general to better replicate the sensation of smoking.
The E Liquid now uses Nicotine Salt as discussed earlier, giving you a better throat hit and helping to alleviate cravings better. This also helps reduce the harsh feelings you got with older devices.
Compared to a couple of years ago, ex-smokers are spoiled for choice with flavours available in disposable vape devices. If you can think of a flavour, it probably exists!
We’ve gathered a range of our favourite disposables to help you make the decision which to pick easier that are not only our choice, they are our customers favourites too! Continue reading to find out what our Top 5 Best Disposable Vape Kits To Buy In 2023 in the UK are.
1. Vaptio Beco Bar 2
Vaptio Beco Bar 2 Strawberry Ice
The Vaptio Beco Bar 2 is a refreshed newer version of the original (and extremely popular) Beco Bar.
With an extremely pocket friendly design, this inhale activated device gives you (on average) around 500 puffs per device.
The Beco Bar 2 comes in a range of flavours that you don’t see very often in disposable vapes, such as the great Coffee Ice flavour!
Our Staff Pick – We don’t think you can beat a classic, which is why we love Mango Ice.
2. Happy Vibes Twist 3500
A Crazy Blue flavour Happy Vibes Twist 3500 device
With the TPD regulations in place, disposable vapes were limited to a maximum capacity of 2ml (or around 600 puffs) but the clever designers at Happy Vibes came up with a way around that by simply adding more tanks!
The fully TPD approved 3500 puff disposable features 4 x 2ml e liquid tanks, that can be chosen by twisting the top of the device.
The Happy Vibes disposable comes in all of the usual flavours and a couple of unique ones too, so you can grab one disposable that will last you days and days while being packed with great tasting 20mg nicotine salt.
Our Staff Pick – We love a fresh summer flavour and our staff love Berry Lemonade.
3. SKE Crystal Bar
4 different flavours of SKE Crystal Bars
SKE are a relatively new company into the disposable market but have created one of the best looking disposable vapes available and its already proving to be a massive hit with all of our customers.
Each SKE Crystal Bar gives (on average) 600 puffs and is available in a massive 34 different flavours. Which will be your favourite?
Our Staff Pick: We can’t get enough of the great tasting Fresh Menthol Mojito – it tastes just like the real drink with an added menthol bite.
4. Geekvape Geek Bar
Geekvape Geek Bar Disposables
Just like Nasty Juice, Geekvape are one of the industry leading companies in the vape market. Rather than being an E Liquid manufacturer, Geekvape produces some of the best hardware for vapers.
Taking their extensive knowledge of vape kits, they designed the Geek Bar disposable vape stick and partnered with some of the best E Liquid companies to produce their massive range of 15 different flavours (at time of writing).
With each device giving you on average 575 puffs, this is one for the longer trips to the pub.
Our Staff Pick: We really don’t think you can do wrong with the Geek Bar Lemon Tart. Lemon Tart is one of the most popular flavours to vape for a reason!
5. Elf Bar
Elf Bar Disposable Vapes
The Elf Bar is our biggest offering for disposable vape devices, with a massive 21 flavours and giving on average 600 puffs per device.
Featuring everything you want from a disposable vape, large battery, large amount of puffs and some great flavours, this is one for the heavy smokers looking to quit (or for someone who will cling on to their disposable pod kit when they are sat on a conference call at home and chain vapes away).
While they are a more expensive option then some of the other disposable vape kits above, the amount of use you can get from one device should give you closer to two packs of cigarettes, and you can only imagine that cost saving compared to the price of traditional cigarettes!
Our Staff Pick: We are crazy about the Elf Bar Blue Raspberry Lemonade. A refreshingly tangly blue raspberry paired with a delicious lemonade!
6. Vapeman Solo Plus
Vapeman Solo Plus Disposables Vapes
The Vapeman Solo Plus is a device that brings you an exceptional range of flavours that other brands just don’t seem to offer.
Offering a massive 600 puffs from each disposable vape and a wide range of 24 different flavours, the Vapeman Solo Plus disposable vape kit is perfect for someone who loves disposable devices, but wants something a little bit different.
Our Staff Pick: We love the different flavours Vapeman offer, especially their Vapeman Solo Plus Pineapple Peach Mango – it tastes like a summer’s day at the beach.
7. Vaptio Beco Mate
Vaptio Beco Mate Devices
Following on from the success with their first disposable vape kit the Vaptio Beco Bar, Vaptio have hit the market with their new larger size disposable vape – the Beco Mate.
Offering a larger 550 puffs per device (up by 250 on the original Vaptio Beco Bar), a larger battery and some great new flavours, the Vaptio Beco Mate is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a disposable pod kit.
Out Staff Pick: We don’t think you can go wrong with the Vaptio Beco Mate Strawberry Burst!
8. instaBar 5000 Puffs
An instaBar 5000 Puff Strawberry Ice Vape
This 5000 puff disposable vape is a great choice for people who are quitting smoking and want to reduce their nicotine content.
Each instaBar offers a huge 5000 puffs (equivalent to over 300 traditional cigarettes) and contains a rechargeable battery so you can be sure to get every last drop of juice from your device.
While nicotine free disposables may not be everyones choice, there is certainly room for this in the vape market and the devices are as good as they come.
Out Staff Pick: Our team has a bit of a sweet tooth for retro flavours, so our pick has to be instaBar Yummy Bear!
9. ELUX Legend Mini
6 flavours of ELUX Legend Mini Disposables
ELUX are another brand that got their recognition from their excellent disposable vape range and after using some of their offerings we can see exactly why.
Apart from offering the usual 600 puffs from each device, ELUX Legend Mini disposable vapes bring some totally fresh offerings with their flavours that taste as colourful as the devices look (such as Peach Blueberry Candy, Blueberry Bubblegum and Jungle Juice)
Our Staff Pick: We absolutely love banana flavours, so ELUX Legend Unicorn Shake is our choice with its banana and candy milkshake flavour
10. Element Klik Klak
Element Klik Klaks feature magnetic pairing
Element is a widely known name in the e liquid market, having produced some of the best selling flavours on the market such as Strawberry Whip and Pink Lemonade.
Coming off the back of their Emulsions range (where two of their most popular flavours were paired together to give some excellent creations), they have created a unique disposable vape range that are designed to be used in pairs.
Each device packs 600 puffs, giving (on average) around 1200 puffs per pair and the flavour choice is entirely yours! With 10 flavours available, you can create your own combination from any of the 55 different possibilities.
Our Staff Pick: This range is great for our creative team and they love pairing Element Klik Klak Raspberry Lemonade with Element Klik Klak Blueberry Sour Raspberry to bring an added depth to the usual flavours.
Everyone here at Vapour Depot know how daunting it is to step into the world of vaping for the first time, and worrying about quitting your over the counter cigarettes you’ve smoked since back when Lambert & Butler were less than £5 a packet and cans of cola used to cost 50p.
We want to make life as easy as possible for you in your journey without being blinded by jargon, technical information and a sea of vape starter kits where you don’t know where to start.
With all of that in mind, we fully recommend all of the kits from our best disposable vape kits list above – they are not only easy to use, convenient and dependable. Not only being the healthier alternative to smoking traditional tobacco products, they are also massively cheaper!
As an example, one Vaptio Beco Bar is over 69% cheaper than a packet of cigarettes. Not only will your body love you for switching to vaping and finally kicking the habit, but your wallet will too!
All of our staff are ex-smokers, so we know the struggles of taking your first steps on the journey so don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can drop our team a message using the details on our contact us page, or call one of the team on 01642 049028. We’ll be there to help you make the right choices along the way and answer any questions you may have.
Article originally published June 2021 & updated January 2023.