Federal Flavor Ban
All prefilled vape pods and cartridges other than tobacco or menthol are about to be barred by new FDA regulations. For a complete breakdown of the new federal regulations on flavored ecigs, check out our Guide to the Federal Flavor Ban.
Provided you do not live in a state where even more onerous restrictions are in place, an adult vaper is left with only two options: a refillable vaping device or a disposable vape.
Advances in technology and form have made open vaping devices, especially refillable vape pod kits, extremely simple to maintain and operate. But it turns out that most adult vapers are looking for something even easier to use. Disposable vapes fit the bill perfectly. They are autodraw devices, still available in the flavors adults prefer and are fueled by smooth nic salt ejuices.
Satisfying and flavorful, it is easy to see why so many adult vapers and former smokers have transitioned to disposable vapes. For a complete rundown of what the vaping industry has to offer, check out our feature deep-dive the best disposable vapes.
The reason Vapor4Life carries so many disposable vape brands is because we want to provide options. If your favorite flavor is out of stock, you have your choice of numerous alternatives from rival disposable manufacturers. And as their is a great deal of technological parity and overlap, it really boils down flavor preference.
If the market for disposables has taught us anything, it is that Puff Bar's flavors are among the most popular. They have a wide range alternatives in 5 percent and now offer select flavors in 2 percent nic strength.
Puff Bar Lower Nicotine Flavors
Puff Bar has a huge selection of flavors but not every one is available in 2 percent nic strength. Here are the lower nicotine Puff Bar Flavors.
A beloved flavor of summer that can be enjoyed all year, Puff Bar Blue Razz has long been one of their most popular flavors and was no-brainer when it came to selecting flavors to offer with a lower nicotine option. What is Blue Razz exactly? Initially inspired by tart and sweet raspberry, this is the flavor that shows up in slushies, confectionery treats and all manner of blue colored sweeties. And Puff Bar did their usual great job with this flavor. It is not overly sweet and the layers of sugar and tart fruit are entwined in a perfect all day vape. It was high on the list when we compared the best Blu Razz Disposable vapes. The 2 percent Blue Razz Puff Bar is a great option for adult vapers who do not require the full 5 percent kick of the regular Puff Bar.
When reviewing the best Mango disposable vapes, Puff Bar was featured near the top. Puff Bar is renowned for their flavor quality and Mango Puff Bar is no exception. It is certainly one of the best Juul Mango alternatives.
Mango makes a great nic salt flavor because it has a familiar tropical fruit flavor but is never too sweet. It manages to retain a nectary character without becoming a cloying sugar bomb. The 2 percent Mango Puff Bar delivers this experience just as well as the 5 percent.
Puff Bar Pineapple Lemonade is a great choice for Puff Bar's selection of 2 percent nic strength disposables. The pineapple is sweet and syrupy. Lemonade is balanced enough to stand on its own in a nic salt but is greatly enhanced with the unmistakable pineapple tang.
Disposables took off in popularity on their own merits but owe their ever expanding chunk of market share to the federal ban on vape pod flavors. Adults vapers and former smokers still prefer flavored vapes other than tobacco but no longer can turn to Juul or Vuse. This means that anyone in search of the Best Juul Mint Alternative has no choice but to fill their own device or use a disposable vape.
Cool Mint Puff Bar performs exactly as advertised. A reliable and flavorful disposable with a delicious minty flavor that has elements of sweetness and big cool blast on exhale. The performance of the Cool Mint Puff Bar is not adversely impacted by the lower nicotine level.
The final lower nicotine Puff Bar flavor is a classic watermelon nic salt. The light and sweet flavor of watermelon has been a favorite of vapers for years and works particularly well with the tight drawing and satisfying Puff Bar Disposable. The Watermelon Puff Bar is a just about perfect fruit vape and is easily enjoyed all day. The fact that it is available in lower nic strength is great news for vapers looking to reduce their nicotine level.
Types of Disposable Vapes
There are two basic disposable designs that make up the bulk of the market. The Puff Bar is a stick style disposable. At about 4 inches in length, this style of disposable generally holds between 1.2 and 1.5ml of vape juice and has a 280mAh battery. Juice is stored in a polyfill and is located above the battery. The Zaero, standard Posh, Eon Stik, Sea Stix, Pop, Blow Stix, Mr Vapor and countless other disposables have adopted this form factor.
The other style is the disposable mini vape. The Stig, Mojo, Myle and Twst are the heavyweights in this category. This style of disposable places the ejuice and wicking parallel and to the right of the battery.
By placing the battery and juice next to each other, mini disposables are less than 3 inches long. There is a slight capacity penalty as they usually contain 1 to 1.2ml of ejuice.
Both styles of disposable vape work quite. A vaper is much more likely to pick a stick or a mini disposable based on flavor than device design. After all, they are only built for one use.
Check out our feature on the best disposable mini vapes for a detailed breakdown of this subset of disposable vaping devices.
The Puff Bar Disposable Vape is one of the hottest vaping products on the market today. It is available in a variety of bright and enjoyable flavors. These are the flavors that adult vapers prefer, as demonstrated in Dr. Farsalino’s survey of 69,000 adult vapers.
Despite being a one-time use device, Puff Bar priced competitively with the leading prefilled vape pod kits. Puff Bar disposables contains 1.3ml of nic salt ejuice. This is nearly twice as large as the 0.7ml Juul pod. As mentioned above, the Puff Bar is a stick style disposable and a bit under 4 inches long.
How many puffs will a puff bar puff if puffer will puff puff bar? It depends on how long of drags you take. When released, the Puff Bar had a nic strength of 5 percent, making it about equivalent to a pack of cigarettes. You should be able to get a couple hundred puffs out of your Puff Bar disposable.
Puff Bar Disposable Flavors
There are a number of comparable stick style disposables on the market. There are also a number of mini disposable vapes, such as the Stig, which are widely popular.
What makes the Puff Bar stand out is an amazing selection of well-executed flavors. There are over a dozen to choose from. These flavors range from an exotic Lychee Ice to their commendably authentic Tobacco. There is not one weak link in the Puff Bar flavor lineup.
Puff Bar Lush Ice easily competes with the heavy hitters in the crowded watermelon and menthol flavored vape arena. Puff Bar adopted a more fruit centric approach than some of their esteemed Lush Ice rivals. If pure ice is your thing, Puff Bar Menthol and a classic Peach Ice give even more depth to their menthol lineup.
A few of Puff Bar’s other top flavors include a rich Grape Puff Bar, a candied Blu Razz, the sweet and airy Puff Bar Watermelon, and a complex Sour Apple.
Lower Nicotine Puff Bar Disposables
The knock on the new breed of disposable vapes is a lack of nicotine strength options. The most popular disposable vapes lean heavily on potent nic salts to bring life to their high resistance coils and smallish batteries. It is for this reason that both stick style disposables like the Puff Bar and the smaller disposable mini vapes typically boast a nic strength of between 5 and 6 percent.
This is great for adults making the switch to vaping. This potency provides satisfying vaping experience and makes disposables a viable option. But for some vapers, a strength of 5 or 6 percent is a bit stiff. This drawback sticks out when comparing a device with only one nic strength to a refillable vaping device which can be used with myriad flavors and nic strengths.
Puff Bar has addressed this issue head-on and their popular disposable is now available in both 2 and 5 percent nic strengths. This is equivalent to the nic strength options available for either the Vuse Alto or Juul prefilled vape pod kits, which come in 2.4 and 5 percent nic strength.
How does the lower nicotine Puff Bar stack up to the 5 percent original? Puff Bar does a good job with nic salts in the 5 percent, so the starting point is fairly smooth to begin with and the 2 percent is silken. You can detect the dropoff in nicotine, but 2 percent is not an insubstantial amount.
The experience remains fairly satisfying, if not as much of a one-hit wonder as the 5 percent. If you can discipline yourself into not taking twice as many puffs of the disposable that is half as strong, switching to the 2 percent is a great option.
If you are looking for lower nicotine disposables, there are several choices but only one provides a zero nicotine option: the Zaero Disposable Vape. The Zaero provides the most flexibility of any disposable. It is available in four nicotine strengths: 0, 1.8, 3.0 and 5 percent.
Even bottled nic salts aren’t available in this range of strengths. Nic salt ejuices are generally available at a strength around 5 percent and in a lower nicotine version around 2.5 to 3.5 percent.
This makes the Zaero Disposable the ideal choice for anyone looking to reduce their nicotine intake with the goal of achieving a vaping free lifestyle, regardless of whether they prefer refillable devices or disposables. For a complete summary, check out our Zaero Disposable Vapes review.
Cali Bar Disposables match the Puff Bar in flexibility and are also offered in 2 and 5 percent nic strength. They are the new kid on the block and were not included in our initial review of lower nicotine disposable vapes.
One disposable vape that we did cover was the ZPod by Ziip Vapes. An old hand when it comes to compact devices and nic salts, Ziip came come closer to matching the Zaero, with nic strength options of 1.8, 3.0 and 5 percent nicotine.
Ziip ZPods are available in a wide range of popular and unique flavors. Old stalwarts like Froopy and Strawberry Milk remain extremely popular with adult vapers.