Vaping at Festivals: What to Pack
Posted on 5 July 2017 by Matt Brown.
We know what it's like when packing for a festival in the UK - do you take wellies or flip-flops? Thermals or shorts? Sadly we can't help you with the weather, but we can advise what vaping supplies you'll need to see you through.
With the huge range of festivals going on across the country this summer, what to pack is very much determined by how long you'll be staying for.
If you'll only be attending on a day-pass, thankfully this means you won't have to overdo it on the packing. Generally speaking, taking what you would on a night out should be enough to see you through, though if it's an all-day event, a spare battery and a bottle of e-liquid to re-fill is advisable.
It's also worth considering the age of the coil or cart you're using. If it's fresh, you should be good to go, otherwise, installing a new unit is wise. Take a back-up in case the worst happens!
Things begin to get a little trickier at the 2 day mark. If you're going to be away from a power outlet for up to 48 hours, you'll have to box clever and make sure to take enough batteries to see you through.
If your daily setup means you use 1 battery per day, take 3 with you (1 per day, and a spare for emergencies). If you get through 2 batteries per day, take 5.
If you're going to be partying from morning till night, don't forget that you may find you're using your device more than usual. Plan accordingly.
You'll also need plenty of e-liquid to see you through. Most users will have plenty of overhead available if they take 30ml for 2 days, though if you're using a sub-ohm setup it's possible that you could get through more.
A couple of spare coils also wouldn't be a bad idea.
At 3 days (and beyond) you'll likely be taking a lot of gear with you. When planning ahead, you may need to weigh up the benefits of more batteries over a device which is going to last longer per charge.
If you're using a smaller set-up such as the V3i, we'd recommend taking lots of extra fully charged batteries with you!
A switch to a larger device with more capacity may make more sense, though. Something like our SERIES-S will outlast a V3i battery by a large margin, meaning you'll have to pack fewer of them to see you through.
Switching to the SERIES-B will offer even more capacity. IMR batteries have a far greater capacity than even the SERIES-S can provide, starting at 2500mAh (which should see even heavier users well beyond a day per charge).
The same rules apply as with a 2 day stay. Work out how many batteries you tend to need per day and pack accordingly with a couple of spares for emergencies. It might also be advisable to bring along a back-up tank in case your daily carry falls foul of a moshpit.
Remember to take plenty of coils to see you through. Though each should generally last for around 10 refills, having one give up the ghost without a spare to hand may seriously dent the rest of your festival experience.
Best Festival Devices
- V3i - Small, portable batteries, can be used with pre-filled cartomizers for ease.
- SERIES-S - Slightly larger, but with much greater charge capacity. A single charge should last an average of 8 hours.
- SERIES-B - The powerhouse. A larger unit but removable batteries can be hot swapped quickly. A single IMR battery can last for several days under the right usage conditions.
Firstly, will you be roughing it in the campsite? If so, and you'll have no access to a powerpoint during the festival, it's doubly important that you're packing enough spare batteries to get you through till you head home again.
If you're taking the more comfortable 'glamping' route, check what facilities are on offer. Many of the more luxurious packages may well have electricity and running water (sheer luxury after days of mud, sweat and beer). Should you be lucky enough to be in such a position, you'll be able to charge your batteries while you're away. Always remember though that the same steps to safely charge your battery should still be followed.
Secondly, If you're using a sub-ohm device, you should also be aware of the higher e-liquid and battery consumption such a setup involves. Be realistic about your needs, and build in plenty of overhead.