Can Weather Affect My Vaping Experience

When a vapor experiences some form of issue, oftentimes they leave it to themselves to determine what is causing the technical difficulty. However, it is easy for vapers to think they are just imagining things when a device works perfectly one day, and the next, there is some form of issue. Nothing has changed, except maybe the weather. This leaves many to wonder, does weather really affect the vaping experience, or do devices spontaneously have some random issue?

by: Chelsea O. | 11/02/20 2:30PM

When a vapor experiences some form of issue, oftentimes they leave it to themselves to determine what is causing the technical difficulty. However, it is easy for vapers to think they are just imagining things when a device works perfectly one day, and the next, there is some form of issue. Nothing has changed, except maybe the weather. This leaves many to wonder, does weather really affect the vaping experience, or do devices spontaneously have some random issue?

Can Weather Effect My Vaping Experience?

Have you ever gotten everything ready and started your vaping session, just to get the feeling something is not right? Whether there is less vapor, the device is not pulling correctly, or some other type of concern appears. You know something is not quite right, but at the same time, you are just not sure if there is something really wrong, or if you are imagining it. In reality, you are having an issue. While it is not something you would typically consider when you are having difficulties with your device, the weather can play an important role in your overall vaping experience.

Titan 2 working in the wind

How Does Warm Weather Effect Vaping?

Higher temperatures cause two main issues. First, it can alter your substance. With oil concentrate and wax, it can alter the overall consistency of your substance. This can cause you to lose some of the terpenes in your concentrate, which in turn will lower the potency of your substance. For dry herb users, higher temperatures can affect multiple areas of the substance, including taste, smell, and potency.

Hot temperatures have a big impact on battery life. These higher temperatures cause your device to work harder to do the same thing. Therefore, heavy vapers, or if you are going to be out all day, should make sure to have some spare batteries on hand. Keep them in a plastic, case you can keep secure, and try to store them in a regulated temperature as much as possible.

How Does Cold Weather Effect Vaping?

Like warmer weather, extremely cold conditions also have a negative impact on your device. In fact, it can even make your device inoperable. For example, if you are out in cold temperatures and you suddenly take it back inside to nice and warm surroundings, you can not only risk condensation building up on the outside of your device but the inside as well. If you decide to use your device with the moisture inside, it can affect the device’s circuits inside. This is especially true if you have your device on during the sudden environmental change.

Another issue commonly related to extreme cold is reduced battery capacity. As a general rule of thumb, you should consider your battery capacity at about 70 percent during colder months. Due to this, you should always try to keep your battery in a warmer environment as much as you can. If you do need to take them with you in the cold, try to store them in something insulated.

You should also be more aware of your surroundings during cold weather. Cold weather not only allows you the ability to take larger hits without the additional harshness added to your throat but when you exhale, your vapor clouds will be even thicker than usual. Therefore, you need to be aware of your surroundings if you are vaping around other people or you are out in public.

In the coldest of weather with my vape

How Does Humidity Effect Vaping?

Humidity has a significant impact on your overall vaping experience. It can affect your vape in a variety of ways. One of the most common issues for vaping in humidity lies in the seal of your tank. These seals are typically made from rubber (or a similar type of material), and specific conditions can cause these seals to respond differently. For example, when the external conditions have high humidity and heat, it can cause the seal to lose its flexibility. Due to the loss of flexibility, the seal will fail to fit properly, and thus a loss in pressure to your device.

While many vapers tend to consider only the ways humidity could affect their device. It is important to know the combination of heat and humidity can also affect your concentrate. Increases in temperature and humidity can decrease the thickness of your concentrate (for oil and wax concentrates) and therefore, your overall quality and consistency of your vapor. In dry herbs, this increase can result in mold forming in your substance.

How Can I Improve My Vaping Experience Against the Weather?

Experienced vapers do not quit vaping just because of the weather. Instead, they make the adjustments needed to ensure they still have a great vaping experience. Thankfully, this can easily be completed, by following these simple vaping tips to improve their experience against the weather.

Tips for Vaping in Warm Weather

Warm weather may make you think of outdoor fun and relaxation. However, as a vaper, there are a few adjustments you should consider making to ensure you still have a safe and satisfying vaping experience. These tips and precautions should include (but are not limited to):

  • Keep a spare coil on hand. Even in the best circumstance coils can be sensitive. Unfortunately, warm weather can cause your coils to need to be replaced even quicker.
  • Avoid charging or storing your battery in a hot car. When you change your battery you should never leave it under the scorching sun (whether it is a hot window sill or windshield). Direct sun exposure is something you should always avoid or you can overheat your batteries and shorten the life of your battery. Batteries can drain quick enough as it is. Always try to charge them at home, and to store your batteries in a cool, dry area.
  • With warmer weather, people tend to sweat more. Unfortunately, this sweat can easily pass to your device, leaving both sweat and grime. This in turn can cause your buttons to stick. To prevent this, use the clean, dry cloth to wipe off your hands prior to your vaping session, and if needed, during your session.
  • Whether your trip takes longer, or you decide to add a spontaneous stop to your trip, you never know when you will have unexpected adventures during the summer. Having spare supplies on hand will help ensure you still get to enjoy a nice vaping session, without having to stop for additional provisions.
  • Never get your device wet. While this may seem like a no-brainer, you would be surprised how many people take their device to the beach or pool and forget they have it with them. If you do decide to take it with you to a location where there is a chance it could get wet. Make sure to have a waterproof case for your device. This will help ensure your device stays nice and dry, while you can cool off.

vapes on a beach

Tips for Vaping in Cold Weather

Depending upon where you live, winter weather can be extremely cold. In order to avoid the pitfalls of vaping in cold weather, you need to take specific precautions and preparations. Cold weather can be the enemy, but you can easily have a great vaping session by using these cold-weather tips.

  • Keep your mouthpiece warm. If you already have dry or chapped lips, a cold mouthpiece (or tip) can make them feel even worse. Therefore, you should always work to keep the tip of your device warm to prevent any issues.
  • Keep your face protected. Use proper protection, especially if you are outdoors during your vaping session. Remember, vapor will feel cold on your face, especially if it is cold outside.
  • Use lip balm. Lip balm is a must-have tool to have in your vaping arsenal during the winter months. This is especially true for those who easily get chapped lips.
  • Avoid taking really long hits. Cold weather reduces the heat and the hit to your throat. Due to this, it is easy to want to take a larger hit than usual. However, taking extremely long hits will reduce the life of both the atomizer and your battery.
  • Keep your battery warm. Freezing temperatures can cause all sorts of issues for batteries. Typically, vapers notice the battery will eat through their battery even faster than it does during the summer. This is because the chemical reactions inside of your battery are less efficient, making your battery have to work harder in order to provide the same amount of power to your device.
  • Lower the amount of time you vape outdoors. One of the easiest ways to keep your vaping efficiency is to vape in a regulated environment. Vaping indoors will help prevent you from having to rush about and to avoid getting cold.
  • Wet lips are not your friend. On days when it is below freezing, wet lips have the potential to get stuck to your device. If this does happen, you should never pull your device quickly from your mouth. Either wait for the device to warm up or go slow and steady and carefully remove your device from your lips. Once it is removed make sure to apply some sort of an ointment to your lips to prevent further sticking.

Tips for Vaping in Humidity

Humidity may be one of the last options you would think of to affect your overall vaping experience. However, heat and humidity not only will alter the abilities of your device, but also the very substance you are vaping. Therefore, it is essential to make sure you understand what to expect and how to prevent it. To help have a successful vaping session, remember these helpful tips.

  • Store your substances properly. Each type of substance requires a specific environment to sustain the overall composition properly.
  • Try to create and sustain a specific environment to vape in. For example, you should only vape in a controlled room. One you can regulate the temperature, the humidity, etc.
  • Always keep your batteries and tanks away from the heat. Place them in a climate-controlled room where you can ensure they will not get too hot.

Vapes can even work in humidity