Lower Nicotine Disposable Vapes
It turns out that adult smokers are just looking for a convenient and satisfying alternative to combustible cigarettes. And there is no easier way to vape than with a disposable ecig. They are still available in the flavors that adults prefer, making them a great Juul alternative and they are priced competitively with prefilled vape pods.
Disposable vapes have been around since the early days of vaping but they have really come into their own with the introduction of potent nic salts. Before nic salts, the higher pH level of freebase nicotine limited amount that you could put into an ejuice before it became too harsh to vape.
This is why devices were growing in complexity, power and size before nic salts. After nic salts became widely used, vape pods became all the rage. Disposables take the form factor and convenience of vape pods a step further. You do not even need to worry about charging or swapping pods. For a deep-dive into the changes in vaping technology, check out our feature: The Truth and Technology Behind Juul and Nic Salts Revealed.
After nic salts provide a satisfying vaping experience with very little vapor production and battery drain. The best disposable vapes take full advantage of nic salt ejuices and have a wide selection of outstanding flavors.
Apart from being convenient and satisfying, disposables are notable for clarity and flavor. The only real drawback to disposable vapes is a lack of lower nicotine options. This lack of flexibility is a big deal when most of the top devices use stout nic salt formulas that range between 5 and 6.8 percent. There is no shortage of higher nicotine disposables, which we reviewed in our feature on the Best Disposable Vapes. But if you are looking for more and lower nicotine levels, your options become more limited.
Lower Nicotine Disposables
This lack of nic strength options has not gone unnoticed. Disposable vapes with multiple nic strengths are beginning to hit the market. This is great news for vapers interested in lower nicotine disposable options and adults looking to make the switch for cigarettes.
Low nicotine is of course a relative term. Compared to high VG juice, almost all of the nic strength options offered are fairly strong. The exception being the nicotine free Zaero.
From my personal experience, the convenience of a quick puff from a 5 or 6 percent disposable is incredibly convenient but sometimes it can be a bit
The flexibility afforded by multiple nicotine strengths is a game changer. Most bottled nic salts are available in two nicotine strengths. Usually 5 percent strength and lower nic option at about half that level. The smoothness of nic salts makes high nicotine levels possible but the quality of the vaping experience does not decline when the nic level is ramped down.
There are currently three major disposable vape brands that offer multiple nicotine strengths: Puff Bar, Zaero and Ziip. These lower nicotine disposables manage to deliver the same flavor but with considerably less nicotine.
Zaero Disposable Vape
The Zaero is the innovator when it comes to disposable vapes offering the flexibility of multiple nic strengths and it remains the class leader. Check out our review of the Zaero from earlier this year. The zero nicotine disposable is a unique offering, and smooth nic salt formulas of 1.8, 3.0 and 5.0 percent strength round out your options.
This selection is significant as it actually gives the Zaero as much flexibility and range as a refillable vape pod. Most nic salts are only available in two nic strengths, generally a 2.5 and 5 percent. The same is true for prefilled vape pods.
The Zaero is a classic stick style disposable, quite similar to the Posh. In our review that pitted the Posh versus the Posh Plus versus the Zaero, the Zaero alone offered multiple nic options. As groundbreaking as the Zaero’s flexibility is, the Posh Plus Disposable Vape was ground breaking in a different way. With a cylindrical form, Posh was able to fit a 450mAh battery and 2ml of nic salt ejuice, strength 6 percent, in each Posh Plus.
The Zaero also has a large juice capacity for a disposable, holding 1.8ml. This makes its price very competitive with prefilled vape pod kits.
The Zaero’s already strong flavor lineup has been further strengthened with the addition of grape. This gives the Zaero a total of eight flavors to choose from.
Next to the Zaero, ZPods are available in the widest range of nicotine strengths. There are now five ZPods Disposable flavors available in 1.8, 3.0 and 5 percent nicotine. Each Ziip disposable contains 1.3ml of nic salt ejuice.
Many of Ziip’s greatest hits are available in three nicotine strengths: Watermelon, Cappuccino, Strawberry Milk, Mango and Mint.
An original Juul Mango Alternative, Ziip Mango has a rich and complex tropical mango flavor that is ideal for all day vaping. Unlike many fruit vapes, it never gets too sweet. The tartness and depth of Ziip Mango moves it to the front of the pack in a competitive mango disposable field.
Ziip Strawberry Milk is a particularly compelling flavor, with a sharp and balanced strawberry inhale blended with a smooth and creamy flavor. This is an easy flavor to love as it has the richness of a dessert vape and the bright notes of authentic strawberry.
A pure watermelon, rather than a competitor in the popular Lush Ice disposable vape category, this light and vibrant fruit vape is ideal for the clean hitting and smooth Ziip disposable. Ziip Watermelon is a time tested flavor and hits all the authentic notes you are looking for. It is not too candied but delivers plenty of sweetness.
Ziip Fresh Mint has a clean and cool flavor profile that works hand in glove with the tight drawing ZPod disposable. This is a great Juul Mint alternative.It manages to harness the iciness of menthol but is not too one note, as spearmint candy notes are found on inhale and exhale.
Coffee lovers should check out Ziip Cappuccino. It manages to capture the essence of coffee and deliver hints of a rich dessert vape. It has a milky finish but plenty of earthy mocha notes. There is just enough sweetness in each inhale to make this a delightful all day vape.
The Puff Bar Disposable has been a smash hit because of its amazing flavor selection. With 1.3ml of nic salts, it is a bit smaller than some stick style disposables but its fans will tell you that it more than makes up for this with flavor.
What Puff Bar did not have until recently were multiple nic strength options. This is a shame because the standard 5 percent nic strength is simply too stiff for some vapers.
With 1.3ml of vape juice and a strong fruit flavor lineup, Cali Bars are another great option for anyone in the market for a lower nicotine vape. They have nine rock solid flavors to choose from: Mango Nectar, Strawberry Ice, Strawberry, Peach Ice, Mango Nectar Ice, Blue Razz, Blue Razz Ice, Lychee Ice and Watermelon Ice.
With a nice blend of both iced and standard fruit flavors, Cali Bars are worthy of consideration. Available in 2 and 5 percent nic strength.