Traveling can be one of the highlights of life, whether you’re headed on a weekend road trip or planning an extended trip around the world. No matter what your travel itinerary looks like, one of the most important parts of travel comes before you even leave: the preparation process. Having all the comforts of home – or at least your must-have items – within easy reach is one of the keys to enjoying your trip. For most vapers, that means packing up their favorite vape gear to have on-hand for an anytime vape session.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to travel with vape gear, including a must-have packing list, federal travel guidelines, and a few handy tips to ensure the trip goes off without a hitch:
Research Where You’re Going with Vape Gear
Vaping and e-cigarette laws can vary between counties, cities, states, and countries, so it’s important that you do some research into the rules of your destination. Luckily, looking up a specific location’s regulations isn’t too difficult.
The Public Health Law Center has compiled details on the laws of each of the 50 states, so it takes you just a few clicks to find the answers you’re looking for. Because some cities have banned vaping in public places, it’s good to know specifics before powering up away from home. Europe also has specific regulations, and you can expect to find differing laws in most countries across the world.
Vape Gear Packing List
Along with all your basic travel necessities like socks and underwear, the right vape gear is important. Here’s a thorough packing list to help you make sure you remember everything you need to enjoy vaping wherever you are:
- Your vaping device (preferably something compact and ultra-portable)
- All of the removable parts, including batteries, drip tips, and tanks
- Your device charger, including a car charger if you have one
- Extra batteries, in case you aren’t able to recharge
- Extra coils and wicks (or cotton and wire for RDAs)
- Plenty of extra e-liquid (bring an extra bottle or two, just in case you lose or spill one)
- A protective carrying case
- Wipes or paper towels for leaks or drips
Packing to Prevent Leaks and Damage
There’s nothing worse than opening your suitcase to discover that your vape device hasn’t made it through the journey – or that your vape juice has leaked all over your clothes. Not only can damage create issues with the functionality of your device, but it can also be a safety issue, so it’s important that you pack carefully to prevent damage. You can avoid the disappointment and expense of ruined devices and spilled e-juice by taking a few precautionary steps during the packing process.
- Avoid letting your e-cig roll around loosely in your bag or purse – this can lead to cracks, dents, and even accidental firing.
- Invest in a protective carrying case or sleeve for your vape device, and keep it secure in an interior pocket in your purse or backpack.
- Store batteries securely to avoid damage and short-circuiting.
- Double-check that all your e-liquid bottles are closed If you’re traveling with several bottles at once, put padding in between them to avoid breaking.
TSA Guidelines for Traveling with Vapes and E-Juices
Traveling by plane with e-cigarettes and vape juice is allowed, but there are TSA guidelines that you need to know about. Stick to these simple rules, and you can avoid having your gear confiscated:
- Vape devices and batteries must be packed in your carry-on luggage. Like many other devices powered by lithium-ion batteries, they are not allowed in your checked luggage.
- If you’re going to check the luggage containing your vape juice, there aren’t limits on the amount of liquid. However, carry-on liquids must follow the 3-1-1 rule: containers must be 3 ounces or less, all containers must fit in a 1-quart bag, and each traveler is limited to 1 bag of these bags.
Tips for Airline Travel with Vape Gear
In addition to following TSA guidelines, you can make your airport experience a bit easier if you keep all of your liquids in their original, labeled containers. That way, if there are any questions from TSA officers, you can easily direct them to the labeled information. Disconnecting any removable batteries is also a good idea, as is packing your device in its original box. This can help you avoid having your device mistaken for an explosive.
Once you’ve passed through the security checkpoint, it’s time to get on the plane. It’s best if you fit in a quick vape session before boarding because vaping is not allowed onboard. Trying to vape in the airplane restroom can get you into serious trouble, so follow federal regulations and wait until you land.
Tips for Traveling by Bus, Train or Car with Vape Gear
If you’re staying on the ground for your travel, there are still a few tips that can simplify the process:
- Pack everything carefully, preferably with a towel or other cloth wrapped around your device for extra protection.
- Keep your device and e-juice in an easy-to-reach spot in your bag, so you can quickly get it out for on-the-go vape sessions.
- If you’re getting on a bus or train, having the original packaging for your items is a smart, just-in-case measure.
Now that you’re well-armed with all the information you need about traveling with your vape gear, you might be realizing that your current vape set-up isn’t exactly travel friendly. Or, maybe you’re just looking to stock up on a few favorite items to prep for hitting the road. Whatever the case may be, DIRECTVAPOR has a wide selection of travel-friendly vape gear to choose from. We can help you get set up with everything you need to enjoy vaping on the road, hassle-free.
From vape juice to portable starter kits, and protective accessories to leak-proof tanks, you’ll find all your travel essentials at DIRECTVAPOR. Plus, our friendly support team is happy to help you choose the items that will best fit your travel plans. Browse our selection and create your travel-friendly vape set-up today!
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- Tips for Airline Travel with Vape Gear: Photo by Emiel Molenaar on Unsplash
- Tips for Traveling by Bus, Train or Car with Vape Gear: Photo by Johannes Hofmann on Unsplash