The Puff Bar e-cigarette is a disposable pod device. The device is wholly self-integrated and features an internal battery and flavor pod. The battery uses auto-activation and has a buttonless design. Users need only start vaping to activate the device. There are over twenty flavors that are available for the device.
Users can choose from two nicotine salt strengths, but the lower strength 20mg nicotine pods have only four flavors. The 50mg option offers users twenty unique flavors. The battery combined with the flavor pod can last for up to two-hundred puffs, after which users can dispose of the unit.
Table of Contents:
- Puff Bar — General Overview
- What Comes with a Puff Bar?
- How Long Does Puff Bar battery Last?
- Build Quality and Design of the Puff Bar
- Puff Bar's Pod Duration
- Getting Started
- Performance of Puff Bar
- Puff Bar in Comparison with other Vapes
- Puff Bar Disposable Vape Specifications
- Pros and Cons
- Closing Thoughts
A Closer Look at the Puff Bar
The Puff Bar stands at 96mm (3.7”) and is 6mm (0.2”) across. The form factor resembles a lot of other disposable vape pens. The Puff Bar has straight edges, and there is no discernible mouthpiece, neither are there other parts of the device that stick out. It is a very streamlined design.
All the vital components of the device are housed in the plastic exterior. There are two escape holes on one end of the vape. This end is demarcated by a small arrow that points to where users must inhale the vapor. The outer shell consists of the flavor, the nicotine content, and a “Puff” logo at the opposite end of the arrow.
The color scheme of the Puff Bar corresponds to the flavor of the pod – yellow for Pineapple Lemonade, blue for Blue Razz, white for unflavored – but the entire device is one, solid color. The e-cig has no removable parts. There is no pod to remove, and there is no charging port to recharge the battery. The unit is intended to be completely disposable.
What’s in the Box
Each Puff Bar comes sealed in a cellophane wrapper that comes packaged in a box with a flip-open top. The box also has a small viewing window, so the color of the device stands out from the outside.
Users must remove the wrapped device and unseal the sealed cellophane wrapper to access the e-cigarette.
Each box contains the following:
- One Puff Bar disposable e-cigarette
The Puff Bar features an internal 280mAh battery that powers the device for up to 200 or 300 puffs depending on usage habits. The battery is not rechargeable, and once it is done, users can toss the device. There are some reports that the battery runs out before the e-juice runs out, but that was not the case with the ones we received for review.
This e-cig has an internal 1.3ml e-liquid pod that is not refillable. All the device’s components are integrated into the build of the device, and they are not accessible.
A curious vaper could break open the shell to find out what is inside, along with finding a way to refill the pod of use up any leftover liquid. With all the trouble that that takes, they would be better off, however, just getting a new e-cig.
The stated duration of the entire unit is between 200 and 300 puffs -no word on whether it could go beyond that range or if the device fails before getting to 200 puffs. Some users have complained that the battery failed well before 200 puffs, but given the cost of a single device is only four dollars, they should not be hard to replace. And with so many flavors to choose from, users have a near-endless amount of flavor options, so they have even more reason to replace a defective unit.
Using the Puff Bar
The Puff Bar is remarkably easy-to-use. Users need only remove the device from its wrapping by tearing the top off of the wrapping. They take out the device, and it is ready to vape. The battery is air-activated, so users need to pull on the mouthpiece to start the vaping process. There are air intake vents on the base, which is what pushes the vapor out from the mouthpiece.
There is no separate mouthpiece. The end opposite to the logo is the mouthpiece, so users have to put that end in their mouth to vape. When the device begins producing poor-tasting vapor or no vapor at all, then it is time to dispose of it. There are no indicator lights or other systems to show much battery power or e-juice is left, so users can vape until they cannot vape anymore.
The Puff Bar is an average, mouth-to-lung device that provides tasty vapor. The vapor production is quick, and the unit does not lag when in use. The draw resistance is loose with all the air coming into the device, but there is no way to regulate the airflow. Getting vapor out of the unit is easy, but the important part is the flavor profile of each of the flavors.
There are only four flavors available in 20mg or 2% nicotine salt:
- Lush Ice – Candy, watermelon, and menthol
- Blue Razz- Blue raspberries
- Cool Mint – Natural mint flavor
- Watermelon – Sweet watermelon flavor
There are over twenty flavor options for the higher nicotine content of 50mg or 5%:
- Lush Ice – Candym watermelon, and menthol
- Strawberry – Strawberries
- Blue Razz- Blue raspberries
- OMG – Sweet and sour strawberries
- Cool Mint – Fresh mint
- Pineapple Lemon – sweet pineapple, sour lemon
- Peach Ice – thick, syrupy peach flavor with menthol
- Grape – sweet grapes
- Tobacco – Kentucky tobacco flavor
- Sour Apple – tart, Granny Smith apple flavor
- Cucumber – cucumber water flavor
- Cafe Latte – espresso, and warm milk
- Lychee Ice – sweet, lychee flavor
- Clear – menthol flavor
- Pomegranate – sweet and sour pomegranate
- Watermelon – sweet watermelon flavor
- Pink Lemonade – lemons with a touch of sugar
- Peach – dedicated peach flavor
- Banana Ice – sweet bananas with a touch of menthol
- Menthol – mint, and menthol
The Vape-Off: the Puff Bar vs. the Juul vs. the Mojo
The Juul has an internal 200mAh battery and uses pre-filled pods that contain varying nicotine strengths. The pods contain 0.7ml of a patented, nicotine salt concoction that has about 50mg or 5mg per pod in the US and 1.7% or 17mg of nicotine salt e-juice in the EU.
There were four flavors available for the Juul, but the company has pulled all their non-tobacco or menthol flavors after the controversy surrounding underage use of the Juul. So the Puff Bar vape has more flavors to choose from than the Juul at the moment. The Juul can also last for about 200 puffs, and its battery can output up to 8W. The Juul battery is rechargeable, unlike the Puff Bar’s battery, thanks to a proprietary USB charger.
The Mojo is also a fully disposable vape device. It comes pre-filled with a nicotine salt solution in the 1.2ml pod inside the plastic, outer shell. The e-juice inside has an even 50/50 split between VG and PG, which makes for a one-of-a-kind mouth-to-lung vaping experience.
The entire device stands at 3” tall and has an internal 280mAh battery. The Mojo is also air-activated and uses no buttons on its chassis. The flavor options for the Mojo number only twelve and include options like Mango, Peach, Strawberry, and Classic tobacco. The Mojo has a tapered mouthpiece that makes for a more comfortable grip.
Puff Bar Disposable Vape Specifications
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Pros and Cons
- Many flavor options
- Good throat hit
- Long battery life
- Some flavors taste off-flavor
Conclusion: Puff Bar Disposable Vape Review: A Good, MTL Disposable
The Puff Bar has a lot of flavor options for picky vapers who tire quickly of vaping the same flavor all the time. Vapers can still pick up the various options, despite the ban on flavored cartridges – which is aimed at devices like this one – in several states. The flavors are not always on point.
Some are weak and taste nothing like what they say they are. But, overall, the vapor production and throat hit are excellent for those flavors that do stand out, like the Mango or Tangerine Ice. This e-cig is an excellent device for anyone looking for a Juul alternative, especially since now Juul only has two flavors.
What do you think of the flavor ban on e-cig cartridges? Do you think its the right thing to do or the wrong thing to do? Let us know in the comments section below.