5 vape developments we love … and a few we'd prefer to neglect


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19th October 2020

Vaping has come a long way, especially in recent years. As the practice grows, innovative companies create better, more tailored experiences – and users have more choices in finding their perfect device.

With so much creativity in the industry, something new and exciting emerges every day. At the same time, there are many tired old habits that don't seem to die.

From environmental impact to product affordability, here are some of the best (and worst) trends.

Love: safety comes first

More cannabis users than ever are keeping an eye out for safety, especially after the 2019 and 2020 VAPI crisis. However, it's important to be careful not only with the contents of your cart, but also the insides of your battery to avoid breathing in dangerous chemicals Avoid this was backed up by a recent study that found that some tank vapes were more likely to emit heavy metals like copper and result in vapor.

Vape makers are starting to take note. Some pen manufacturers, such as B. Vessel have always designed their equipment so that the air inlet is at the top of the equipment or completely away from internal components and not below. This means that you are inhaling the cleanest vapor possible – not vapor that has come all the way through your battery before reaching your lungs.

Of course, there are still cheap vapes out there, which is why it's important to keep an eye on the brands that get it right.

Hatred: bulky hardware

It's 2020 and people still expect us to buy cheap, chunky batteries – or "upgrade" to a big, ugly rechargeable device – when technology has so far outperformed it. If you know where to look, you can get a quality battery with great draws that fits in your hand as well as in your pocket. Every Vessel product offers a better vaping experience than the most elaborate devices in a compact, slim package.

Love: form meets function

Courtesy of Vessel.

Gone are the days of identical silver batteries and chunky vapes that look like something out of an 80s science fiction movie. Product designers are increasingly developing sleek designs that match the style of the user. With many users carrying their pen around with them every day, it is time.

You can now find a pen or battery that suits almost any aesthetic. Real walnut wood, natural leather or high-quality matt aluminum are interesting surfaces for consumers who want first-class details. For those who want bold, colorful statements, there are gadgets for you too!

Hatred: disposable vapes

Sure, disposable pens can come in handy. But its impact on the environment and your wallet certainly isn't. Why pay extra for a battery that goes straight to the landfill? The better option is to invest in a high quality reusable vape battery that is easy to carry just in case.

Love: sustainable products

Vape trendsCourtesy of Vessel.

Let's face it: even if you avoid disposable pens between disposable cartridges and cheap batteries, vaping still has a high potential for waste. This is why it's important to get a rechargeable battery because the longer your pen lasts, the more pens that go to the landfill. Not only is it good for the consumer, it's the responsible thing too.

Some companies go a step further – because just causing less damage is not enough. Companies like Vessel work hard to make batteries that use power wisely and offer battery saving features like auto shutdown and toggle that can add weeks and months to the life of your battery.

Love: Universally compatible hardware

Courtesy of Vessel.

For a while, some high-end vape companies have tried shoving proprietary cartridges on people – but when you're investing in a nice vaporizer that will last, versatility is key. More and more top vape manufacturers are supporting standard 510 thread cartridges to give consumers with discerning tastes the freedom they deserve.

Hatred: prices higher than ever

With so many companies trying to break the tails of the vaping madness, you will see a ton of mediocre products with strong brands at inflated prices. Consumers are way smarter than that – and have so many better options that work perfectly and still fit your budget.

Love: infinite possibilities

As cannabis – and vaping in general – becomes more mainstream, consumers have more choices than ever about what their device does and how it fits into their lives. Whether you're a homebody looking for discreet storage and a homebase to recharge, or an adventurer looking for a rugged device with a little extra cassette capacity and a protective case, you can get exactly what you want à la carte, or yours build your own kit.

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Beth Edmonds