Whether you live in Colorado like we do or another area where temperatures dip below freezing, there's a good chance that your vaping experience has been less than awesome at times. This can run the gamut from annoying (if you vape for recreation) to dangerous (if you vape for medical purposes). To cut down on any headaches that you may experience while vaping in cold weather, we've compiled a few tips that will help you get through the winter months:
It is imperative that you keep any electronic device away from moisture during the winter and that certainly goes for vaping gear. During these colder months of the year, condensation is something you must be aware of no matter where you go. If your vaping gear is exposed to moisture for too long, your vaporizer could be damaged. So, make sure that your equipment is stored in a case or bag when traveling through the cold. And once you take it out, be sure to return to the safety of the case or bag immediately after use.
Conserve the Battery
Colder temperatures cause issues with batteries due to a decrease in the rate of chemical reactions. When you use your vaping gear, the battery must work harder to keep everything running smoothly. If the temperature drops below -4 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery may not work at all. To keep the battery operating, be sure to follow the tip listed above and carry the vaping gear in a case or bag. Also, be sure not to charge the battery in freezing temperatures or leave it in a vehicle overnight. And you definitely want to keep the vape clean, as heating resin will force the battery to work harder as well.
Use a Silicone Sleeve
A silicone sleeve is made to trap heat, which will cut down on your battery's workload. Some vapes include a silicone sleeve when you purchase the equipment, but chances are, you'll need to pick one up separately. Don't worry - they're not too pricey, and they come in multiple colors! That being said, it's important to keep in mind that even with a silicone sleeve, it's a good idea to turn up the heat a bit as often as possible. This will keep the battery from working too hard, thereby adding to the battery's efficiency.
Stay Away from Metal Mouthpieces
Many of us who have lived in freezing temperatures for a good chunk of our lives understand the dangers of touching our tongue or lips to metal when it's especially cold outside. While it may sound funny to think about, getting your vape stuck on your tongue or lips is no laughing matter. The easiest way to avoid such issues is to vape using a rubber, plastic, or glass mouthpiece.
Choose E-Liquids Wisely
Many vapers don't realize the significance of what they're vaping when the temperature turns especially cold. During the winter months, it's recommended that you use an e-liquid with a higher propylene glycol content. This is because pure vegetable glycerin typically has the consistency of syrup when exposed to cold weather, which will hinder the operation of the coil. Also, be sure to store your e-liquid in a warm location to avoid freezing.
If you follow the tips above, there's a good likelihood that you'll be able to avoid vaping problems during the cold winter months no matter where you live. Vaprwear sets its sights on making vaping both easy and fun by offering clothing that uses an integrated delivery system. Check out our catalog of items and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.