Ease of use, flavor and satisfaction seem to be the three primary criteria of adults making the switch from smoking to vaping, former adult Juul users looking for the flavors they prefer and legal age nic salt vapers. Disposable vapes check all of these boxes and are the hottest category in vaping.
Although not as inexpensive to operate as a refillable vape pod kit, disposables are priced competitively with prefilled vape pods. And since prefilled vape pods will soon be available in only menthol and tobacco, disposable vapes have emerged as the go-to device for adult vapers looking for simplicity, discretion and instant satisfaction.
There are a huge number of rival disposable brands that compete for your hard earned vaping dollars. Technologically, there is a lot of parity. With the exception of the jumbo sized Posh Plus, most disposable vapes are either stick style or mini.
Mini disposables are less than 3 inches and place the ejuice pod parallel to the battery. If you prefer this design, check out our feature on the best disposable mini vapes.
Stick style disposables are closer to 4 inches in length. This design places a polyfill directly above the battery. Below is an image of a dismantled disposable mini vape and a stick style disposable like the Pop Vape.
In both cases, the flavor is excellent. Mini disposables generally hold around 1ml of vape juice. Stick style disposables are a bit bigger. The Zaero and Posh hold 1.8ml each but most hold around 1.3ml.
The newest generation of disposables invariably use nic salt ejuice. The primary drawback of disposables used to be that they were only offered in a single nic strength, generally 5 or 6 percent. This is beginning to change.
This is slowly beginning to change. The Zaero Disposable Vape is available in four nicotine strengths: 0, 1.8, 3.0 and 5.0 percent. This is more flexibility that is afforded by even bottled nic salt ejuice.
And Zaero is not alone when it comes to nic strength options. The popular Puff Bar Disposables are now available in 2 and 5 percent nic strength. This is great news for fans of their flavors who do not want a 5 percent nic kick. Ziip ZPods offers four nic strengths for their most popular flavors: 1.8, 3.0, 5.0 and 6.0 percent. Newcomer Cali Bars has Puff Bar in their cross hairs, with a lineup of serious flavors and two nic strengths to choose from. Check out our comparison of these contenders in our feature on the Best Lower Nicotine Disposable Vapes.
A fresh face on the disposable vape scene is Pop Vapes. Another stick style disposable, the Pop Vape is about 4 inches long. Like other stick vapes, it has amazing flavor and uses a polyfill design. In terms of presentation, flavor options and performance, the Pop Vape goes head to head with class heavyweights like Puff Bar, Posh and Zaero. Each Pop Vape holds 1.3ml of vape juice and the nic strength is 5 percent.
The Pop Vapes Disposable is a great Juul alternative. Still available in the sweeter flavor profiles that adults prefer, the Pop Vape disposable has a flavor lineup heavy with iced fruits. The device itself has a draw comparable to rest of the stick disposable field but the flavors are unusually good.
With so much performance parity with disposables, personal preference will usually come down to taste. The lack of nic strengths is a concern, especially when the Zaero disposable is available 0, 1.8, 3.0 and 5 percent nic strength. But the overall flavor quality is at or near the top of the class.
Pop Vapes Flavors
In the disposables market, manufacturers live and die with flavor quality. The good news is that Pop Vapes flavors really pop. They are bright and bold. The selection is excellent as well. Now for a quick look at some of the most popular Pop Vapes flavors. I wouldn’t mind a few options that aren’t iced but their formulas generally are lean towards fruity rather than mentholated and the mint coolness is able to generate a frigid chill without overshadowing the fruit flavor foundation.
One positive development in the vaping world in 2020 was the emergence of Lychee as a nic salt flavor. Lychee is not an easy flavor to explain. Unlike mango or watermelon, the fruit itself is not hugely popular fruit in the US. Lychee is not overly sweet for a tropical flavor and shares some minor similarities with grape. The Iced Lychee Pop Vape disposable has a darker and riper flavor than any grape though. And is both fascinating and immediately palatable.
Lychee tastes like lychee. It is an unforgettable flavor and extremely pleasant. Perfect for all day vaping, the lychee notes are strong and ripe. Cooling ice does not dominate the distinct and bold lychee notes. The surprisingly crowded field of lychee flavored disposables has a new contender.
Mint is a familiar flavor and Mighty Mint Pop Disposable is a great rendition. One of the best Juul Mint alternatives, it has candied mint notes and lacks the sharp edge of a menthol. It is sweeter around the edges but still has cold sharpness.
It seems every every disposable company has a mint or menthol vape. The Mighty Mint Pop Vape disposable is easily one of my favorites. It satisfies your sweet tooth while retaining the frigid chill that mint fans are looking for. It is sweeter than a menthol ejuice but hits with the same level of coolness
Mango is the quintessential nic salt flavor and if you are looking for one of the best Juul Mango alternatives, Pop Disposable Vapes has exactly what you are looking for. Rich berry notes permeate the Strawberry Mango Pop Disposable and make it one of the more delicious nic salts you can find anywhere. The authentic strawberry adds an airy lightness to the inhale and the bold flavors of tropical mango balance out the sweetness. The mango has a dankness and ripeness that vapers have grown to recognize and love.
Blow Stix Strawberry Mango is the direct competitor to this great flavor. As disposables are just one time use, it is worth trying both to decide which is your favorite. There are certainly some notable differences in this flavors the respective disposable makers chose to emphasize.
The Lush Ice Pop Vape is playing all the hits and no all-star disposable lineup is complete without Lush Ice. VGod Lush Ice nic salt is generally attributed as the pioneer in this category, their Lush Ice combining raspberry, watermelon and menthol. This fantastic flavor found its way into the Stig disposable, which is a disposable mini vape rather than a stick style disposable like the Pop.
The Lush Ice Stig Disposable proved to be a huge hit. If you are curious if you have a preference between disposable mini vape or stick style disposables, and want to sample the wide range of Lush Ice flavors on the market, check out the Lush Ice Stig or Iced Madness Twst Disposable.
There is plenty of competition in this space and we rated the Best Lush Ice Disposable Vapes.
The Lush Ice Pop Disposable Vape has the watermelon and menthol goodness that you expect. It relies more heavily on fruit notes than some rivals but this enhances, rather than detracts from, the complexity of the flavor. The menthol is still their in force on exhale. There are famous Lush Ice brands on the market but the Pop Disposable is delicious enough to be considered in the top echelon.
It is impossible to overstate how good these Pop Disposable flavors are across the board. Their Iced Pineapple Pop Disposable is one of my favorites and is eye-openingly good. It has the distinct tropical fruit notes and coolness that discerning adult vapers demand. The pineapple is wispy, sweet and syrupy. The balance and authentic flavor are top tier. The kick of pineapple sweetness never overwhelms, as the icy cold throat hit on inhale and exhale ads coolness without muting the pineapple under a layer of menthol.
A candied cavalcade of sweet Blu Razz flavor, the Pop Disposable is a joyous celebration of the mysterious blue raspberry flavor profile. Adults prefer sweeter ejuices and you will understand why after enjoying the crystal clear flavor of the Blue Razz Pop Disposable. It is not overly sweet, with mixed berry notes bolstering the exhale. This vape fully embodies all the flavor notes of a delightful blue raspberry candy.
Fruit flavors always makes for a great vape. There is a reason that adult vapers abandoned tobacco ejuice in droves from the spirited flavors of fruit ejuices. Mango Peach Pineapple Pop Vape melds the complimentary flavor notes of three popular fruits to create a flavor that is superior to the sum of its incredibly formidable parts. A ripe and authentic mango base is elevated with the syrupy flavor of ripe peach and the sweet notes of fresh pineapple.