Take care of your e-cig in the heat
It has arrived, the sunshine. This year it is a scorcher and it’s time for summer vaping tips. I fully believe that summer heat in the UK feels hotter than when you are on holiday. So while we are currently baking, it’s worth noting that the sun is not great for your vape.
A lot of us are going to be having our own staycation, I for one am a big advocate of the weekend BBQ and then a day recovering from slightly too much sun. But yes even the weather in the UK can be bad for your e-cig. Let me give you some hints and tips for keeping your vape in tip top condition in the summer sun.
The sun is not your e-cigs friend
Although you might be happy to bake in the sun covered in tan accelerator, your e-cig certainly isn’t. High temperatures, AKA direct sun, has negative effects on your vape.
First up, direct sunlight can heat up the e-liquid in your vape tank and make it thinner. This thinner e-liquid can then run out of your tank. No one wants a leaky tank. Second, vape batteries. No battery performs well when exposed to extremes of temperature. Even though your battery might be built into your e-cig, it can still be affected by the summer sun.
Keep your e-cig in a cool, shady area to keep it in tip top shape. If you are outside, cover it with a towel or blanket, or keep it in a bag.
Don’t leave your e-cig in hot cars
I had a friend contact me to tell me her husband’s e-cig kept leaking. I went through all the regular trouble shooting and couldn’t figure it out. It was only later that he told me, he leaves his e-cig in the car, lay down all day while he is at work. See above, it’s sat in direct sun, the e-liquid is getting heated up and becomes thinner, it leaks out of the tank.
Stock up on vaping supplies
Picture the scene, you are relaxing on a Sunday afternoon in your recliner, you go to vape and realise your tank has cracked! The last thing you want is to be caught out without spares, with no vape shops open to get sorted, talk about a ruined weekend. Spare atomizers, e-liquid, batteries and even spare tanks. Prepare for the worst just in case.
Vaping and rental cars
If you are thinking of renting a car / minibus and having a stay in the UK, remember the rental insurance. Some rental car companies will not let you vape inside their vehicles. It could invalidate your insurance. Make sure you read the fine print before vaping in your rental.
Vape for the weather
This is the perfect time to try out a new e-liquid. There are so many flavours of e-liquid that are just perfect for the warm weather. Fruit Fusion and Sex on the Beach are outstanding in the Red Label range, really fruity, a perfect accompaniment to the hazy sunshine. Fancy something cooling, have a look at Wicked Menthol in the Mr Wicked’s range. Can’t decide? Pop into a Totally Wicked shop and they will be able to recommend something ideal for the summer.
This was my top summer vaping tips for the 2021 heat. Have a great summer fellow vapers, take care of those e-cigs.