Posted by BigCommerce on Jan 9th 2022

Delta 10 Carts vs Disposables - Which to Choose

Delta 10 Carts vs Disposables: What's the Difference?

Selection of DXHALE's available Delta 10 Carts in various flavors

First off, What is a vape cartridge?

According to our friends at Leafly,

"A vape cart is a glass cartridge pre-filled with a gram or half-gram of cannabis oil. This oil contain various combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes extracted from cannabis. Most oil vape carts are high in THC, however, more and more CBD-dominant vape cartridges are entering the market, as are 1:1 THC:CBD products."


Typically, any type of cartridge will come pre-filled with the liquid you want to vape. Whether that be nicotine vapes, cbd vapes, thc vapes, or D10 vapes. The differences really come down to the vape delivery mechanism itself, and not the content within it.

What types of Vape Cartridges are there?

Between Delta 10 Carts and disposables, you might be asking which one is better. Well, the answer is going to depend on a few things. First, what really is the difference between vape cartridges and disposables. When it comes to disposable vapes, technically we can consider those to be a type of cartridge. For semantics, let's say for this discussion that there are three distinct types of vapes:

510 Threaded Cartridges

When it comes to vaping, you will find a plethora of generic pen-style vape batteries. These standard pen batteries typically have 510mm thread connections. The 510mm threading is what gives them their name. DXHALE's Vape Cartriges are 510 cartridges, so you can easily use them with most generic pen batteries. If you already have a battery in your possession, then these are a great choice for you! That's because all 510 cartridges are compatible with 510 batteries. In addition, it would be extremely uncommon to find a generic vape pen battery in a different size than 510. This is the way you want to go if you already have a 510 battery on hand.

Disposable Vape Units

As we mentioned above, with 510 threaded carts, you must have a matching battery. Disposables, on the other hand, are all-in-one and single use. They include the Delta-10 tank and the battery in one. In our case, DXHALE disposables also include a charging cable, so you can continue using it even after the battery runs low. The idea is that once the internal oil is fully consumed, then you discard the full pen. Since it has an internal battery, you must be sure to recycle it instead of throwing it in the trash. Disposable vapes are the absolute lowest hassle product, since you do not need any extra accessories in order to consume it.

Delta 10 Pineapple Express Disposable Vape

Pod Cartridges, or device-specific pod systems

Like a Juul, pod systems are somewhat of a fusion between cartridges and disposables. In this case, companies typically manufacture a vaping battery device and separate compatible 'pod' cartridges. Retailers sell the pre-filled pods separately from the battery. Those pods are made to only work with the one type of vaping battery device. This option is not as versitile as 510 cartridges, since there is only one battery type that you can use. On the other hand, if you find a pod brand that you really like, sometimes these devices provide benefits such as the abiltiy to adjust power output and pull force.

An example of a vape cartridge in the form of a  pod system, this one from brand Zero.

Which Vape Cart is Best?

What type of Delta-10 vape you choose really depends on the benefits that you are looking for. When it comes to convenience, disposables tend to have the slight edge because you do not need any additional accessories. They are usable directly out of the box and you don't need any other supplies to go along with it. The vape cart or device-specific pod, on the other hand, does require extra equipment such as the vape itself or the battery. We find that the best type of vape for you depends on your typical usage of vapes, and what you are looking for from your vape.

For the regular vape user: 510 Threaded Carts

If you are a regular vape user, chances are good that you already have a 510 battery set up in your possession. If that is the case, it's almost a no-brainer. You should go with the Delta 10 Cartridge. Since these are sold without a battery and without accessories, the price tends to be lower when compared with the disposables. 510 systems are much more versatile than any other option. Depending on your set-up, 510 vape cartridges might be no less convenient than the disposable vapes too.

For the once-in-a-while Delta 10 User: Disposable Vapes

Disposable vapes are really just as good as 510 vape carts. If you are not a regular THC, CBD, or Delta 10 vape user, then disposable vapes are probably the best option for you. The best part is that they work straight out of the box, with nothing else required. The convenience just cannot be beat. You can throw one in your bag or pocket and it's ready to go whenever you are. Not only that, but once it's empty there is no cleaning, storing, or any other additional care that you need to take. Just recycle it and never worry about it again. Delta-10 disposable vapes take the crown for convenience.

For special circumstances: Pod Systems

Coming up as our last choice are vape pod systems. When it comes to D10 carts, we don't usually recommend pod systems. By deciding to go with a pod system, you will be backing yourself into a corner on the types of oils you can select from. That's because you are limited to purchasing only the pod products made by the company that manufactured the pod battery. For instance, let's say you really want to try a Bubblegum OG terpene vape. If the company that made the vape does not offer that particular terpene, you are out of luck. In addition, pod systems are usually more expensive than a simple 510 battery. In some cases, you may prefer the pod system anyway. Sometimes, they can offer stronger batteries and more complex wicking systems.

Many choices of vape juice at a vape shop

What delta 10 carts get you the most high?

Let's be honest, we know the reason that you are smoking Delta-10. If you are looking for the best high possible, you might be wondering if a different vape device might get you more or less high. First things first, vaping almost always will get you higher than smoking. That's because vaporizing oil gets it into your bloodstream even faster than burning it. But the truth is, all of these methods of vaping will likely get you equally high. Mostly, the amount of oil that enters your bloodstream has more to do with the concentration in the oil than the strength of the vape.

White background with red squares showing first aid cross and heart. Referring to the safety of smoking d10 vapes

Is it safe to vape Delta-10?

You may remember the outbreak of lung injuries associated with vaping from a few years ago. In 2019, the CDC noted a sharp increase in the number of lung injury cases in hospitals. These cases were linked strongly to vapes, and many vape users questioned the safety of vape cartridges. Turns out, the EVALI (E-cigarette or Vaping Use-associated Lung Injury) instances stemed mostly from Vitamin E acetate that the CDC found in the lung fluid of patients. Since legitimate vape manufacturers do not use Vitamin E in their oils, the CDC in turn recommended that consumers do not use vape cartridges that they obtain from informal sources. That means if you purchase CBD, THC, and Delta-10 cartridges from legitimate suppliers like DXHALE, you shouldn't worry about vaping making you sick.

Are Delta 10 Carts Legal?

The question still on everyone's mind is: is delta-10 legal? Consumers who want to stay up to date on laws surrounding Delta 10 might notice that laws are changing quickly. Our guide to the legality of delta-10 will walk you through state-by-state laws on D10. While Delta-10 is legal federally, certain states such as Connecticut, Utah, and others, many states allow it. Read the full list so that you know for yourself if D10 is legal in your state.


Based on all the above information, you should have a much better idea about the differences and similarities between the types of vape cartridge options. Here at DXHALE, we have options so that you can try either 510 Delta-10 cartridges or Delta-10 disposable vapes and find out for yourself which one is better for you. Happy vaping!