Happy first day of Autumn! The cold months are finally approaching, which means it's time to shift gears with your vaping habits. When it comes to vaping, winter vaping is a whole different beast! We want to help your approach vaping in cold weather in style. Let's dive into our guide on everything to do with winter vaping.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VAPING IN COLD WEATHER
When it comes to winter vaping, it certainly doesn't hurt to go in prepared. Slow and steady wins the race in more ways than you might realize. First, you'll reduce risk of draining your battery life. Second, you'll have a better overall experience due to the change in weather. And finally, you might even enjoy the psychoactive high Delta-8 delivers in a colder climate. Using some of these tricks might help you make the most out of the new season!
7 TIPS FOR WINTER VAPING
Below, you'll see our top tips for vaping in cold weather. Not all of these tips may be relevant to you, but they're certainly worth noting. You never know when you'll be in an unexpectedly colder environment! Let's look through these tips for winter vaping.
1. TRY TO KEEP YOUR BATTERIES OUT OF THE COLD
Vape batteries are extremely sensitive to the cold weather. The way most vape cartridges and disposables work, batteries require fast-moving electrons to help supply power to the device. These electrons can slow down when exposed to cold air. This, in turn, makes them move much slower.
Now, that means you've got slow-moving electrons to power your device. The battery is now working harder to achieve the same result. Not only does this strain your battery's capacity, it means you'll also be spending more time charging and less time vaping!
The best way to keep your batteries out of the cold is to keep them indoors or at least, sheltered away from the direct cold as often as possible. You can't account for when you have to transfer your vape elsewhere with you, but it should stay protected as much as possible. This way, your body heat can keep it warm even in the cold!
Try to keep your batteries warm so they're not affected by the cold air outside as frequently as possible. This is an easy fix for an intensely better vaping experience!
2. TAKE CARE OF YOUR LIPS WHEN VAPING IN COLD WEATHER
We're all familiar with what the cold, dry weather can do to our lips. Unfortunately, vaping can make it that much worse! In fact, users that vape have an even higher risk of developing cracked, flaky lips. Prevent your lips from being chapped and dehydrated by simply being proactive. Use a nourishing lip balm regularly throughout the day.
3. KEEP YOUR CARTRIDGE OR DISPOSABLE WARM
If you're using a Delta-8 vape, we recommend keeping its contents as warm as possible. Keep it in an enclosed, possibly insulated area.
Or it could be as simple as keeping it in your pocket. Your body heat can help it stay at a higher temperature than what's outside. Help it withstand some of the cold weather by accommodating your vape!
Keep your cartridge or disposable as warm as possible to ensure smooth hits every time. This will also ensure the contents don't change in consistency.
Fortunately, the distillate in both the cartridges and disposables generally wouldn't freeze while inside. However, you can expect that colder weather does make the distillate more viscous, thus rendering the vaping process more difficult if not, impossible to enjoy. You can avoid this by keeping your favorite Delta-8 vaping products elevated and away from the cold.
On the other hand, some users prefer to have their cartridge a little cooler! While it takes longer to get a puff, some believe it helps retain the flavor better. All the terpenes, Delta-8, and other hemp compounds are preserved as much as possible in the cold. There are benefits to doing it either way; decide for yourself what consistency you prefer to make the most out of your Delta-8 vape cartridge or disposable.
4. CHANGE UP YOUR FLAVORS FOR WINTER VAPING
Whether you're shopping through our Delta-8 vape cartridges or our disposables, we try keep the flavors as diverse and fun as possible. When it comes to vaping in cold weather, try a flavor that matches! You can satisfy your winter cravings and rotate your flavors regularly to keep enjoying what you enjoy most. As the winter months approach, be on the lookout for more seasonal flavors to come grace the new season.
Alternatively, we know plenty of people who prefer to think of Summer all year long. In that case, keep a tropical flavor such as Piña Express on hand to continue the Summer vibes. It all comes down to your preference, as everyone is different. Be sure to look through our line of carts and disposables to see which flavors pop out at you the most.
5. AVOID THE EXTRA LONG PUFFS
Like we've said, cold temperatures affect your vaping experience. This is the natural result of cold air encountering your vape. There are pros and cons to this: while the consistency can change, the slowness reduces both heat and throat hit.
Now, with less of an intense throat hit, you may find yourself trying for a longer draw. Try to avoid this! The heat isn't as intense, so the throat hit won't be as noticeable. You are, however, likely getting close to the same amount of product consumed. If you draw too long of a hit, you'll reduce the life of your vape battery and run the risk of it dying when you'd want to toke up!
6. VAPING IN COLD WEATHER MEANS SHARING ISN'T CARING
Usually, we're all about passing around a cart or disposable for a good Delta-8 sesh. When it comes to vaping cold weather, though, you might prefer to keep your device to yourself. We can't recommend you share your vape with others due to the un-hygienic nature of it. Since winter is the season for intensified COVID infections, helping to reduce its spread is paramount.
Plus, you get to enjoy more Delta-8 for yourself, so it's a win-win! All we're saying is, maybe keep your vape to yourself this winter.
7. WEAR GLOVES
A bonus tip? Get yourself a good pair of warm gloves! This is step a lot of people miss, and their hands suffer for it. The cold and low humidity affects the skin just as it does your lips. Keep the delicate skin on your hands protected with globes. An easy fix! Likewise, keep your hands moisturized as often as possible. When you expose your hands to the cold to vape, you increase the risk of your skin cracking or drying.
While it's not a complete requirement to wear gloves while vaping, it does feel like an upgrade. Many users prefer that hands should stay nice and toasty while they themselves are getting nice and toasty. Your Delta-8 vape experience deserves to be magical, and that includes your hands staying warm, too!
IS VAPING IN COLD WEATHER DANGEROUS?
Vaping moisture and cold isn't bad or dangerous, so there's technically no physical harm to winter vaping. Since it's colder, the distillate inside your cartridge or disposable will likely flow much slower than usual. It's more viscous in the cold weather. Some users personally prefer to vape in cold weather. While you have to be wary of the product's viscosity, the hit will feel like close to nothing. With less burn in your throat, you may find yourself enjoying more puffs than usual. Take it slow, but enjoy the massive clouds you get in the process!
Do keep in mind when winter vaping that the humidity is likely lower, too. Little humidity in the air means your mouth is going to dry out easier. Anticipate vaping making you feel like you want to cough, and bring water hand for the job. Your throat being dry from low humidity coupled with vaping is an easy fix when you're coming prepared.
While drinking water is our top recommendation, we also suggest seshing your Delta-8 with a dehumidifier in the room. Keep it running throughout the winter. You'll notice a significant change in the air quality in your home. Plus, your vpaing experience will shoot through the roof.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON VAPING IN COLD WEATHER
As you can see, you don't have to stop vaping outdoors just because it's getting cold outside! There are still many excellent vaping experiences to be had! All you have to do is simply employ the tips and advice we've provided in this guide. Which tip will you be utilizing the most this winter?