One use vapes have been around for a while now and they’re definitely growing in popularity, so here’s our look at the best disposable vapes for 2023.
We’ll take a look at what we think are the better ones and that includes one-off use pod style vape kits, disposable tanks and there is even an e-cigar thrown in for good measure. To date we have tried and tested over 100 different kits, with varying results!
Disposable vapes can be a fantastic way for smokers to give vaping a try to see if it can help them quit lit tobacco.
They are after all, dead simple to use and relatively cheap. However, we would always recommend moving onto a pod vape not only for a more environmentally friendly vape but also for an even cheaper option in the long run.
So let’s take a look at which disposable vape is the best for 2023.
1. IVG Bar [Editors Choice]
Both the IVG Bar and Bar Plus received glowing reviews when we put them to the test with the flavours being some of the best we have tried in a disposable vape.
Then came the IVG 2400. Now this is a little different than your standard disposable vape.
The 2400, as it ‘says on the tin’ offers 2400 puffs. How does it do that and still be legal and compliant to UK laws? What IVG have done is create a vape that houses 4 individual flavour cartridges and 4 coils. Each cartridge offers 600 puffs, and from our testing the number is accurate.
You simply lift the top chamber and twist to match the arrow on the device and you are ready to go.
To cater for all this there is also a 1500mAh battery. So it is a little larger than your average for this type of vape.
The IVG 2400 is a disposable vape that does what it says. And while it may looks expensive initially remember you are essentially getting 4 disposables for this price.
- 20mg nic salt
- 2400 puffs
- 4 cartridges in one offering 600 puffs each
- 30 flavour options
- Excellent flavours
2. ELF Bar [Best Selling Disposable Vape]
Elf Bar are one of the biggest selling disposable vape pen ranges and for good reason. Their device and flavour options are huge!
Think of a flavour (within reason) and Elf Bar probably have it. Not only that but they also offer varying battery strengths that give you more puffs per pod.
We have tried and tested a number of Elf Bar vapes but it was the new Elf Bar 600 V2 that impressed the most.
- Good deals when buying bulk
- Huge flavour range
- Various battery options
- Best seller
- Very good flavours
3. Zovoo Dragbar Z700 SE [Best For Flavour]
One of the newest disposable vapes to land is the Zovoo Dragbar Z700 SE. Safe to say the launch went with 1 million units reportedly being sold on the first day of launch.
So is the hype justified? We think so. In our recent review the Z700 SE delivered excellent flavour across the board, not only that but we found the 700 puff claim hit the mark.
Back to flavour options, there are currently 20 flavours available, the majority of which are fruit or fruit ice flavours. So if you are a fruit flavour then there will most likely be something for you.
Finally, quality of the device is very good and it’s slim form factor allows you to slip into a pocket with ease. Great for a backup when out and about.
- 20 flavour options
- 380mAh Battery
- Upto 700 puffs
- 2ml Capacity
- 20mg Nic salt
4. Epuffer Robusto Havana Cigar [Best Disposable Cigar]
Disposable Cigars? Yep, it’s a thing and Epuffer have some great options with their Robusto Havana range.
As you would expect these are designed to replicate a cigar, not only in flavour but in size and aesthetics. Epuffer have done a great job with these.
The disposable e-cigars are available in Havana Blue, Havana Gold and Havana Red.
Havana Blue was our stand out favourite in testing with it being described as robust, packed full of flavour with a rich, thick depth to it.
Havana Red provided us with a super smooth vape with a mild, but excellent, flavour. Finally we have the Havana Gold Sweet e cigar. As the name would suggest this offers a sweeter vape.
Each option comes with a water resistant cork soft tip mouthpiece to add to the authenticity.
Each cigar is available with 3 nicotine strengths with zero, 12mg and 20mg. Due to the size of the e-cigars battery life is good providing upto 1200 puffs.
If you are a cigar smoker then these come highly recommended as an alternative. They also make for a great alternative gift for the cigar smoker in your life.
The Epuffer e-cigars are available individually or in packs of 12. Buying the packs basically offers 2 free devices.
- Excellent cigar alternative
- Superb flavour
- Upto 1200 puffs
- Looks like a cigar
- Makes for a great gift for cigar smokers
5. Dinner Lady Vape Pen Pro [Best Flavour Options]
The newest single use vape kit from Dinner Lady, the Vape Pen Pro.
These disposables are made from stainless steel, so a little different than the plastic options that have flooded the market. There are 14 flavours to choose from, the majority of which are fruit based and they promise upto 600 puffs. All come with 20mg nic salts.
Like all pod kits, these are dead simply to use – simply open up the packet and vape – no fire button.
The good news is the Dinner Lady Vape Pen Pro disposables are readily available here in the UK.
- Extremely easy to use
- Choice of 14 flavours
- Upto 600 puffs
- 20mg Nic Salt
- Perfect for brand new vapers or as a back-up
6. Epuffer XPod Mini [Best Disposable Tobacco Flavours]
Our reviewer was really surprised by the Epuffer Xpod Mini and he’s a hard one to please!
They come in packs of three and are really targeted at vapers that simply want that tobacco vape rather than all the fruity concoctions out there.
These are available in three nic strengths (0mg | 12mg | 20mg) in nicotine salt based e-liquid. The 20mg is absolutely perfect for a smoker looking to quit to have a puff to see if vaping is for them.
Whilst established vapers might not use them often – they are an ideal back-up to chuck in your bag or glove box, and smokers will definitely enjoy the high nic salt and tight draw.
- Great value
- Similar draw to a lit cigarette
- Good flavour
- Upto 500 Puffs
- Small and lightweight
- Discrete Vapour Production
7. Moti Piin Disposable Pod Kit [Best Value]
A bright and colourful design certainly sets the Moti Piin disposable vapes kit apart from many of the others out there.
These are compact little set-ups containing a generous 1.6ml of seriously high nic salt vape juice.
There’s absolutely tons of flavours to try including: Tropical Mango – Jasmine Tea – Blueberry Parfait and for the adventurous Mung Bean – plus many more!
If you’re looking for a seriously high nicotine strength disposable vape this one comes highly recommended – great price too!
- Huge choice of flavours
- High nicotine levels
- Generous 1.6ml pods
- Choice of colour designs
8. Lost Mary [Best Elf Bar Alternative]
There is a reason Lost Mary is a good alternative to Elf Bar. They are designed by Elf Bar.
The Lost Mary ranges offer huge flavour options, you really are spoilt for choice. The BM600 also has a nice compact design that fits easily in the palm of your hand.
We have recently reviewed both the Qm600 and BM600 and both were excellent in battery life and flavour. The QM600 also features what’s known as QUAC technology, which amongst other things, makes the device easier to disassemble and recycle. A definite plus.
You certainly won’t go far wrong with any of the Lost Mary devices on offer.
- Huge range of flavours
- Upto 600 puffs
- 20mg nic Salt
9. Riot Bar [Recyclable Disposable Vape]
A disposable vape that is fully recyclable! Riot Bar have taken positive steps in a product range that has a pretty negative sentiment in the vape community. There are two options available, the Q Bar | Riot Bar and a world’s first, being a carbon negative disposable vape.
The device is made from compostable PLA plastic which in this case is developed from Cornstarch. Riot Squad also provide recycling bins at 934 vape shops across the UK, they will also recycle the battery.
Onto the product itself. The Riot Bar Q (and Riot Bar) are available in three different nic strengths, 0mg/10mg/20mg and 10 flavours which scored well in our tests. You can also expect 550-600 puffs respectively.
So a good combination of design, flavour and of course a recycling program.
- Recycling program + Devices made from PLA Plastic
- 3 nic strengths
- Upto 600 puffs
- 10 flavour options
10. Innokin Go S Kit [Best Kit For Beginners]
Prefer not to buy a full disposable vape device? Then just buying a disposable vape tank could be an option for you.
Innokin is known for producing awesome vaping starter kits so we had high hopes for the GO S mod and disposable vape tank.
The smart but simply designed pen style mod has a generous 1500mAh internal battery and is again NOT to be thrown away – it can be re-charged and used with other tanks!
The disposable tanks have a 2ml capacity and come with just one resistance coil – at 1.6ohm – making it a tighter draw so great for brand new vapers and smokers looking to quit.
Our reviewer Michelle – a recent convert from smoking to vaping – really liked this one giving it full marks for ease of use.
She did have a couple of niggles – but not enough to put off newcomers to vaping from giving this one a go…
As I said, this one is a dead simple get up and go vape kit ideal for smokers looking to switch.
The tank can also be used with other vape batteries!
- Really easy to use
- 2ml capacity
- Good flavour
- Ideal for new vapers
While we would always recommend new vapers to go down the pod vape route (cheaper in the long run) these are some of the best disposable vapes that can get you on the road to quitting tobacco for good.
It goes without saying that disposable vapes have had a pretty bad rep recently. It’s not unwarranted on some fronts but I believe, on the recycling front, disposable vapes will only continue to improve.
It goes without saying you should do your best to find a place to recycle your disposables. There are options:
- Find a recycling centre near you that accepts vapes – recycleyourelectricals.org.uk
- Visit your local vape store. If they sell disposables they should have a recycling bin
- Keep an eye out in supermarkets, shopping centres or other areas with high footfall. I recently saw a disposable vape recycling bin at Chill Factor in Trafford Park, Manchester.
- By far the best way to reduce waste is to use disposable vapes as a stepping stone to a reusable/rechargeable vape.
Luckily we have pod vapes. These are a great next step while still providing a beginner friendly vape. In the long run they will also save you a lot of money.
A lot of disposable brands are also releasing their own e-liquids that will give you the same flavour you would find in a disposable. These can be used in a pod system.
Check out some of the best pod vapes we have tested.
Disposable Vape FAQ
What is a disposable vape?
A disposable vape is made up of two main components. The pod, which contains e-liquid and a battery. Unlike a regular vape pods cannot be refilled and the battery cannot be re-charged.
How do disposable vapes work?
Simply remove all packaging, take a draw (inhale) and the vape will work automatically.
How do you dispose of disposable vapes?
There are some retailers (online and off) that will dispose your disposables safely. Ask before buying if they offer this. You can also put your post code into recycleyourelectricals.org.uk and this will show you your nearest recycling centre that will accept vapes.
Why do disposable vapes taste better?
In many cases the manufacturers can add extra sweetener to disposable vapes without the worry or burning out your coils, as could happen in your standard tank/pod. Certain disposable vape brands are now starting to make their flavours available in bottles so you can use in any device.
How long do disposable vapes last?
Most last between 400-700 puffs, depending on battery. This could be a full day or 5 days depending on your vaping habits. The disposable vapes listed above are from well known brands that develop quality devices that generally deliver the amount of puffs claimed.
Where can I buy disposable vapes?
Most High St vape stores stock them as well some supermarkets and of course online stores. Wherever you buy from be sure you are buying quality rather than the cheapest you can find. Each of the vapes we recommend above has a link to a trusted online store where you can purchase.
Can I take disposable vapes on a plane in the UK?
Yes, you can take your vape on most planes departing the UK. They must be carried in your hand luggage and not in a bag you will put in the hold. Check with your airline to see if they restrict the number of vapes you can take on board. Also, it goes without saying you can not use your e cigarette on the plane.
How much are disposable vapes?
Disposable vapes can cost as little as £1.99 and upto £5.99. If you have found a brand you like then it is always better to buy in bulk as most retailers offer a discount.
How do you charge a disposable vape?
As the name suggests, these devices are meant for one time use so you can’t charge them. When the battery dies you will need to purchase a new one. A better option would be buying a pod vape where you can re-use the battery again and again. Also, cheaper in the long run.