With the end of lockdown in sight, a lucky number of you will have started buying tickets for the many festivals taking place around the country this summer. Having had a little experience with festivals myself, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share some vape related info that you might want to think about. So if you’re new to vaping and/or you’re new to the festival scene, then I highly recommend you keep on reading because you’ll definitely learn a thing or two. Can I Vape at Festivals? This is a question we get asked a lot, but unfortunately the answer isn’t a simple yes or no. You see, some festivals permit the use of E-cigarettes, while others don’t have any guidelines on the matter at all. From experience, I know this can be quite disconcerting; not knowing where you stand and not wanting to bring your vape all the way there only to find that E-cigarettes are not permitted inside the festival. I don’t know about you but I would rather know for sure. So here’s a list of some of the main UK festivals and their stances, outlined in their terms and conditions, on the use of E-cigarettes: Now if you’re going to a festival that doesn’t have guidelines on vaping, then don’t worry, this is the part where I assure you that all is fine. Realistically, vaping will be okay no matter where you go. In fact, I’ve never been to or heard of a festival where vaping wasn’t allowed. So why don’t all festivals have basic guidelines on E-cigarettes? Well, it’s important to note that while there might not be specific guidelines on vaping, there will always be guidelines on smoking. The term “smoking” is usually generalised to include vaping. So just because you don’t see any mention of E-cigarettes in their terms and conditions, doesn’t mean they’re not allowed. I find if you’re allowed to smoke, then chances are you’re allowed to vape as well. However, if you’re not convinced or your festival isn’t in the list above, then feel free to message the festival’s instagram page. It takes two seconds and they’re usually quite good at replying. Now as I was saying, festivals will have guidelines when it comes to “smoking”. Of course you’re not here for the guidelines on smoking, so I’ll paraphrase when needed: Vaping is not permitted in enclosed public areas or buildings including big top arenas. You are not allowed to bring excessive amounts of E-cigarette liquid. Only bring enough for personal consumption. E-cigarette liquid is only allowed if it is sealed and easily identifiable. If it can’t be identified or the seal is broken, it will be confiscated. So there you have it. Three simple guidelines you’ll need to follow. Not every festival includes all three, but I’d say if you stick to them as a general rule of thumb, you’ll be good no matter which festival you go to. Which Vape Kit Should I Bring? This isn’t a question I see a lot of however I do think it’s something you should give some serious thought to. Most of you, like myself, will probably just have the one standard issue vape. But before you go bringing that anywhere, think about your time and your money. Say you have a basic starter kit like a Smok Nord Vape Kit or an Innokin Coolfire. To keep it running all festival you’ll have to buy a few portable chargers. Now this can be quite expensive, a single portable charger can range anywhere between £15-£30. Here we sell the XTAR PB2, but that’s £14.99 per charger. You could rent a portable charger at the festival however that also adds to your costs and more importantly, it costs you your time. If I’ve learnt anything from festivals, is that I would rather spend my time at the main stage than standing in some hour-long queue waiting to get my hands on a portable charger. The easy and cheap for solution for many would be to get replaceable batteries for their vape. The batteries we sell range between £1-£9, so it’s a much cheaper alternative to portable chargers. However, this is only a solution if you already have a mod that’s powered by external batteries. An example of this is the Smok Scar P5 Pod Kit. The P5’s a solid vape at a fair price so if you’re looking to get into some serious vaping then definitely add this one to the shortlist. But if you’re like me, and you already have a vape that you don’t think needs upgrading, then check out our cheapest alternative; disposable Vape Pods. Just like disposable cameras, you use them once and you throw them away. For festivals I really do think disposables are a great idea. They’re cheap and great value for money, convenient as you don’t have to charge them and they’re discreet; more on the befits of discretion later. We have sixteen disposables to choose from but if you just want a quick recommendation then let me introduce my go to disposable. Here’s what you need to know: For the sake of transparency, I do have to mention the one disadvantage of using disposable Vape Pods. Unfortunately, disposables are not recyclable. If this is a dealbreaker for you then I fully understand and I commend you for your environmental values. In this case I highly recommend spending a bit more money and/or time on getting a portable charger. But if it isn’t your primary concern, then by all means go get yourself a few of these and party on. Vaping Etiquette I’m sure most of you will already know what vaping etiquette is but if you’re new to vaping and you don’t know, then this is for you. In a nutshell, vaping etiquette is just common sense. What I mean by that is try to avoid blowing massive vape clouds in people’s faces. You have to remember, some people don’t like salted caramel or pink lemonade or whatever flavour you decide to go with. Obviously this can be hard to do in a festival setting, especially when you’re in a tightly packed crowd. However, if you’ve chosen to bring a disposable vape pod, then you’ll be fine on this front. Disposables are designed to hit like a cigarette and therefore produce a much smaller and more discreet vape cloud. On the other hand, if you’ve brought a replaceable battery mod with you or you’ve gone and got yourself some portable chargers for your vape, then I recommend you turn the wattage down and restrict the airflows; if your kit has an airflow feature of course. It won’t be the same, I know, but you’ll get less funny looks, I promise you that. Summary If you can smoke at a festival, you can vape at a festival. Got a replaceable battery mod? Get more batteries. Check out our disposable vape kits And as always be a considerate vaper! Need help with anything vape related or have a question about our products? 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