We here at NamasteVapes are already looking forward to winter (and the Holidays!), and in our eagerness, we have compiled a short list of tips and advice to help you keep vaping away when the days get shorter and the temperature begins to drop! Living in a country with climate conditions like Canada can and more than likely will alter your day to day routine. Whether it's battling seven feet of snow trying to leave your house, or slipping and sliding all over the place on ice, mother nature can really start to flex at us. Believe it or not, winter can also have an adverse effect on your vaping experience. A sharp decline in temperature can effect your vaporizer's battery life, taste, vapor quality and many more! So the purpose of this blog post is to try and get one over on mother nature and make your vaping experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. So kick back and chill as NamasteVapes goes through the complete vaping in winter experience.
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Winter Vaping Tips
Living in a country where the temperature can drop significantly in the winter months means that you may run into some problems when trying to keep vaping. This sharp decline in temperature can have an adverse effect on your vaporizer and equipment. While there are butane and flame powered vaporizers currently on the market which are purposely designed for cold conditions, however the battery powered portable vaporizers are the much more popular choice. With this in mind, we are now going to look at a few tips to keep in mind when using your battery powered vape in those cold winter months:
How does cold weather effect Vaporizer batteries?
When winter arrives, your energy bills go up. This is always going to happen, whether its from using central heating more, switching lights on earlier in the day due to less sunlight or the increase time spent using electronic devices. Similarly, your vaporizer will have a reaction to the cold weather. Simply put, cold weather and batteries do not get along with each other. So much so, that when temperatures drop to a certain point (approx -20•C) most batteries completely stop working. Batteries energy levels tend to decrease in colder environments due to the chemical process slowing down significantly in cold weather. This usually leads to a combination of decreased battery life and a slow down of performance. Little tips to help you avoid this happening are to keep your vape relatively warm, inside your inner pockets for example. Also, in regions where temperatures can drop well below freezing, try not to leave your vape in your car overnight to avoid the thawing out process.
Keep Your Vaporizer safe and warm
Look, we know how hard it is to even contemplate staying dry on a typical winters day. Next to near impossible. However, this probably doesn't need to be overstated but we would advise that you keep your device dry at all times. Well at least attempt to. Look, we all have fun when it begins to snow, I mean its great and people love it however, sometimes people can assume that snow isn't that big of a problem, especially when it comes to electronic devices. Snow may seem quite harmless, however it does melt quickly (especially if it lands on a warm vape!) and could land a fatal blow to your vaporizer. So try your best to keep snow and your vaporizer gear as far apart from each other as possible.
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Metal tips = frozen lips
Standard vaporizers and mods can hold quite a high amount of heat and this is necessary in order to get the best from your device. The vaporizer will take a considerable amount of time to fall to the temperature of it's surroundings, notably if it is especially cold. However this can cause quite the problem if your vaporizer comes equipped with a drip tip. The drip tip, usually made from steel, is used as a mouthpiece on a lot of mods and vapes. This can catch a lot of people off guard, as the vape may feel nice and warm when in your hand, and then when the drip tip makes contact with your mouth, you might be in for a surprise! This can be a problem for vapers in colder parts of the world. The fact of the matter is, skin tends to stick to metal once it is below freezing point. This is an unfortunate fact that we just have to deal with as coming into contact with frozen metal is a first class ticket to Frostbite City. When we consider that the skin on your lips is especially sensitive and is vulnerable to this, this can lead to a very painful experience. We would recommend for those cold harsh Winter months, switching to a non-metallic drip tip, ideally plastic, ceramic or wood!
At the end of the day, vaping in winter ain't all that bad. If the cold weather is approaching your area, wrap up warm, remember our tips above and prepare yourself for winter vaping! Stick to our recommended tips and you will be able create tons of vapor without and problems or issues. Personally, we would recommend the Haze V3 vaporizer, as it's a tough, well built and durable vaporizer, that will accompany you through the cold winter months, it also has dual capability so it can work with both dry herb and concentrates. If the Haze V3 ain't your thing, don't worry, we have quite the selection of alternatives!