Elf Bars are without a doubt one of the best-selling types of disposable vape. So much so, they’re quickly becoming the shorthand for all disposables. So, why are Elf Bars such a hit? They’re incredibly simple and require absolutely zero vaping experience. You can use them straight out of the box and they’re small enough to fit in your pocket. Plus, there’s a huge range of flavours to choose from. Above all though, they offer a cheap way to try vaping for the first time without the need to buy any extra parts or liquids. As part of our disposable vapes multi-buy deal, Elf Bars are 3 for £12.
Yes, they are. Elf Bars and other disposables like them are perfectly legal to buy in the UK providing you’re 18 or older and the product is genuine. There are Elf Bars designed specifically for the UK and European market that meet the requirements of the TPD (Tobacco Products Directive), they will contain no more than 2ml of e-liquid and come in a nicotine strength of 20mg at the most. Products bearing the name Elf Bar, that boast higher strengths or contain more e-liquid, may in fact be counterfeit. We recommend you only purchase vapes from a verified store for your own safety.
Providing you’ve bought a genuine product Elf Bars are as safe as any other kind of vape kit and are built then tested to a high standard. The only difference between these disposables and traditional vape kits you may be used to seeing is that they arrive as a fully assembled unit that’s ready to use. Remember, Elf Bars and other vape products are only ever recommended for adults who are trying to quit or continue to quit smoking.
Elf Bars each contain 2ml of e-liquid, and use salt nicotine rather than standard freebase. Nic salt e-liquid delivers a much smoother throat hit when vaped, this can make switching to vaping that much easier. It also satisfies cravings quicker as it is absorbed by the body faster. When it comes to flavour, you’ll have plenty of options and this wide variety means it’s easy to find something you’ll get one with. There are fruit, tobacco, menthol, candy and dessert blends available to try.
The Elf Bar requires no set-up whatsoever. Each device arrives fully charged and filled with e-liquid. You don’t even have to switch the device on, just inhale on the mouthpiece to start vaping and you’ll experience an inhale that feels close to a cigarette. When it runs out of e-liquid, you can switch over to a new one.
Disposables are often listed with a puff count. This puff count gives an indication as to how long each will last based on how many times you can inhale on the device before it runs out of e-liquid. As a 600 puff disposable vape, the Elf Bar lasts a lot longer than some competitors and still takes up very little space when you need to carry it around with you.
But how long does an Elf Bar last? You might ask. We’ve put together a handy table that should give you a rough guide as to how much use you can expect out of each device:
|Disposable||Details||Monthly Cost||Annual Cost|
|Light User||1 disposable every 2 days (2ml)||~£60||~£720|
|Heavy User||1 disposable per day (2ml)||~£120||~£1440|
Elf Bars aren’t refillable and this is part of their design. Refilling a device can be very off-putting for a lot of people considering making the move to vaping, instead, it’s much easier just to replace the device. Even if you are regularly swapping your device, you’ll still find it’s cheaper than smoking. If you’re looking for something you can pair with different e-liquid, we carry a wide range of vape kits, most of which are refillable.
Two of the most popular disposable vape brands, Geek Bars and Elf Bars are often compared. Really it comes down to a matter of opinion. The Elf Bar has a longer design that’s similar in a lot of ways to a vape pen, while the Geek Bar is a short, stubby device. Both contain 2ml of e-liquid and deliver around the same amount of puffs - Geek Bar: 575 puffs, Elf Bar: 600 puffs. Overall, a lot of vapers will try a few devices and find what’s best for them.
With so many flavours to choose from, you may be feeling a little bit overwhelmed. Here are some recommendations. If you’re looking for a summer blend that’s sweet with fruit notes, why not try Elf Bar Blue Raspberry Lemonade. Or, if you’re looking for a flavour that solely focuses on fruit, the Elf Bar Watermelon is a very popular choice. Finally, for something a bit different there’s also Elf Bar Strawberry Ice Cream. Whichever you pick, they’re all available in a 20mg strength and use nic salt to deliver a smooth throat hit.
Although disposable vapes like the Elf offer a good introduction to vaping and are very simple to use, they’re not the most cost-effective option. Picking a refillable vape kit will save you a lot more money over time. We stock a wide range of refillable pod kits that are almost as simple as disposables and perfect for new vapers. The only difference is they’ll need to be recharged (like a mobile device) and filled with e-liquid. Aside from costing less, refillable pods give you the opportunity to experiment with different flavours and nicotine strengths to find the vape that’s right for you.
After a day or two of using your Elf Bar, you will probably need to dispose of and swap the device for a new one. You’ll know it’s time to swap when you notice either a deterioration in flavour or the device will stop creating vapour. The Elf Bar also features an LED light that will flash on and off to alert you when the device has run out of e-liquid. We recommend that if you’re just getting started with disposables you keep a few spares in case your device runs out earlier than you expected.
Elf Bars can not be disposed of with your usual household recycling. As each device contains a built-in battery, disposables will need to be taken to your local battery recycling point, which can usually be found in supermarkets and recycling centres. If you have any questions relating to disposal, please contact your local council for more details.