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What’s the Difference Between Closed Pods & Disposable Vapes?

With the vaping industry turning into a hotbed of innovation and the leading vape manufacturers globally like SMOK, UWELL, VOOPOO, Vaporesso, Innokin and Geekvape redefining the possibilities surrounding vaping and its devices, Canadian vapers are finding it difficult more than ever to choose from the generous variety of vaping products available in the market by these global titans and our own Canadian brands like STLTH, Allo, ENVI, POP and Z-Pods.

We know, because we`re among the leading innovators in the industry!

Let`s cut it short for you. Since you`re, we`ll lay out the equation in front of you.

Firstly, there is this hefty choice of choosing between open pod systems, closed pod vapes, and disposables. Congratulations, you`ve boiled it down to either choosing closed pod devices or disposables (That`s why you`re here, right?). But wait, then what? There`s still so much variety to pick from, I mean just look at your local vapeshop:


Will you be choosing a draw-activated pod? Which e-Liquid flavour will best fulfil your nicotine cravings? Should you be buying a Canadian renowned S-compatible vaping device like STLTH, Allo SYNC, Z-Pods, POP or a global hit like Aspire Breeze 2, UWELL Caliburn etc? These questions can be daunting and exceedingly troublesome, especially if this is your first time adventuring to find the perfect vape for yourself.

Well, fret not! Not only we`ve got a team of innovators that keep on adding to the vape systems conundrum, but we`ve got excellent writers on our roster that can boil down all these intricate details into understandable content for vaper of every category.

So, without further ado, let`s start with the basics.

What are Closed Pod Devices / Starter kits– Every Little Detail Explained

Similar to cartomizer cigarettes, closed pod vaping devices come with pre-filled cartridges or pods that are pre-filled with e-liquids. Closed pods are a fan-favorite in Canada as they offer the best of a wide variety of flavors at a reasonable price point.

Closed pods are super-convenient to vape! Firstly, there`s no worry of replacing the coil, as in the open pod systems. Secondly, once the e-liquid runs out, you can manually change the pod with a flavour you’ve been wanting to try with 200+ flavours available in Canadian vape stores. All you need to do is remove the empty pod cartridge and snap in a new one.

Flavor rotation makes closed-pod a fan-favorite!

Since closed pod vape devices are in vogue, there`s a wide variety of flavours available in your local vape stores in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal or any suburban town of Canada. Blue razz, peach berry, green apple, banana iced, grape ice, mango peach, blackberry, and lychee being on top the list of hot selling vape flavours. However, if you don’t find something palatable to your taste in this listing, we`re certain you can find that as well by simply searching on our pod flavor webpage.

An established feature for closed pod device industry is the number of credible names that know the tricks of the trade. If you`re choosing from either STLTH, Z-Pods, POP pods, Savage, or Allo SYNC, you can rest be assured that you`ll be getting a top-of-the-line vaping experience.

With a price point that`s affordable and a functional design that requires no upkeep costs, closed pod vaping devices are a reasonable purchase, especially if you`re thinking of changing your go-to form of nicotine hit!

Here are two-pointers that determine why you should choose closed pods.

A Decent First Vape Pod

Both disposables and closed pod vape devices are decent options for those that are either quitting smoking or are thinking of joining the vaping fraternity just for kicks. Closed pods, however, have an edge when it comes to rotating flavors.

First-timers usually have a knack for trying different vape flavors, as they want to find the one most palatable to their taste. With a closed pod device, you can make it all happen!

Little to No Maintenance

Closed pod devices don’t require any configuration whatsoever. These pods are ready-to-use, pretty much like disposable vapes. The only caveat is that they require charging.

However, for long-term users, this is also advantageous. You can try out different vape flavors whether you like berries or ice vape flavours by only paying for what they are worth without changing your pod device!

If you ask us, this is hassle-free vaping under a budget!

Benefits of Closed Pod Devices

  • Prefilled Pods: No hassle of pouring the e-liquid into the pod cartridge. These pods are ready to use by just snapping in the e-liquid pod into the device
  • S-Compatible Devices: High-end pod devices are made S-compatible that allow for a variety of pod flavors from different brands to snap into one single pod device
  • No Spillovers: Compared to a manually filled open pods that can overflow or leak, closed pod S-Compatible are company-manufactured with various quality parameters.
  • Auto Draw-Activation: These devices can directly be puffed out of the box and require no button to be pressed to vape your favorite flavor, all you gotta do it take a hit shortly after popping the pod into your device.

Disposable Vapes: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Disposable vapes are the top-choice for vapers in 2022 to enter into the world of vaping. While there`s no veritable study, disposable vapes are rated to taste better than closed pod devices. What`s more? These vape devices are mostly pre-charged, small, and don’t require refilling of e-liquid nor changing of any pod!

Since disposables are great entry-level vape devices, they come with an extensive range of flavors. The most common flavors, such as blackberry, peach berry, grape ice, mango peach, lychee, banana iced, are all available at the leading vape stores across Ontario, Quebec, Alberta or BC. 

A dealbreaker between disposables and closed pods is that these devices come filled with salt nic e-liquid, usually don’t require any charging, and can be disposed off once they run out.

Since disposables don’t usually require any charging, every disposable vape device comes with a limited number of puffs. While the puff count varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and from product to product, the number is generally mentioned on the package. For instance, Allo Ultra 800 offers just upto 800 puffs; Ghost max carries a massive 2000 puff count; Envi Apex has a colossal 2500 puffs in store for the user; and for vapers who love sticking to a single setting, Popvapor has designed MegaMesh that offers 5500 puffs on-the-go which is Canada’s favorite vape over 5000 puffs!

Nevertheless, disposable vapes aren’t the frontrunners for those vapers who sporadically customize their vaping experience and like tweaking with complex mods. These vapes come pre-installed with a single flavor and are a great choice for vapers who like to stick to a single vaping setting. 

Here`s a two-point analysis that sums up why disposable vapes are a great option.

No Maintenance Required

Disposables are best for those just beginning and who know what they want to vape or vapers looking for convenient vapes. These devices come hassle-free and require no upkeep whatsoever. There`s no recharging, no refilling. It`s simple vaping your favorite flavor on the go.

A Decent Alternative to Cigarettes

Disposable vapes are credited to be one of the best ways to quit smoking. Although pretty similar to those of a cigarette, the draw from these devices is relatively less harmful, as it doesn’t produce any tar or carbon monoxide – some studies have shown vaping is up to 95% less harmful than smoking. While the same can be said for closed pod devices, based on the e-liquid used, the constant tension of charging the device can be a major turn-off. However, with disposables, that`s something that one doesn’t need to worry about.

Benefits of Disposable Vapes

  • No Upkeep: Disposable vapes have no maintenance cost. They require no coils or refills. Once consumed, these devices can be simply disposed off.
  • Auto Draw-Activated Vapes: All of the disposable vapes are draw-activated, meaning that vapers can vape simply by puffing on the mouthpiece.
  • Better Taste: Saturated with one-single e-juice, disposable vapes pack a punch of a better taste with every vape hit you take.
  • Minimal Hassle: Disposables come with pre-filled company-manufactured e-liquids. There`s no hassle of refilling the pod cartridge nor any tension of spillovers.

Closed Pod Devices Vs. Disposable Vapes: Which is Better?

The answer is entirely subjective! Depending on the convenience, affordability, and functionality, two veteran vapers can go for either of the devices!

While closed pods offer the feasibility of rotating flavors and the convenience of a long-term pod device, disposables offer effortless vaping on the go. The debate, however, still rests, and we`ll leave it to you to figure out the answer on your own!

User Comments

  • Jane Riley James says...

    On March 07, 2022

    I like the idea of disposing of a vape after use, haha. Thinking of giving disposable vapes a try. Which one should I go for first, Ghost or POP?

  • Darla Bakow says...

    On March 07, 2022

    Say whatever, nothing beats to the convenience that comes with disposable vapes!

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