Elf Bar Mate 500 Review

by Theo Wilson
Elf Bar Mate 500 Pod Kit Reviewed

Elf Bar Mate 500 Pod Kit Reviewed

The Elf Bar vape brand has become synonymous with the ultimate in user-friendly and sleekly satisfying vaping. So, when they brought out the all-new Elf Bar Mate pod kit, we knew it would be worth taking a proper look at. After all, we knew that Elf Bar vape had become the market leader in disposable vape flavours, but could they wow us on other fronts, too?

Thus, our in-depth review sets out to separate the wheat from the chaff, and answer a simple question: is the Elf Bar Mate 500 good? As always, we’ll do our signature deep dive into all key corners of this vape kit; fine-combing its features, examining its ergonomics, parsing its performance, and fleshing out it’s flavour range. All this to give you a welcome walkthrough of one of the most exciting vape starter kits out there. So, read on to find out if the Elf Bar Mate 500 is the right next step on your quit smoking journey.

Elf Bar Mate Features

Elf Bar Mate Features

The Elf Bar Mate is a rechargeable pod vape kit that uses new Elf Bar P1 pods for ultimate ease of use and seamless, straightforward satisfaction. The Elf Bar Mate 500 continues the success of the Elf Bar vape brand, now letting customers enjoy their favourite flavours for longer, courtesy of a durable device, designed to last. Whereas the original disposables were a one-and-done deal, the Elf Bar Mate lets you continue to enjoy your favourite flavours for as long as your stock of vape pods last.

●500mAh battery
●USB-C fast charge
●Must be used with the Elf Bar P1 Pods

The other point on which the Elf Bar Mate crucially differs from the Elf Bar disposable is in regards to the recharging. Although both kits have the same battery life, the disposable version is single-use, whereas the pod kit is a much better option for vape fans who are in it for the long haul. Plus, with USB-C compatibility, you Elf Bar Mate can be up and running again in under an hour.

Now that we’re familiar with the basics of the Elf Bar Mate, let’s take a step back and give it a proper look over.

Elf Bar Mate Ergonomics & Design

The Elf Bar Mate 500 may be technologically boosted compared to its disposable brethren, but physically, it retains a lot of what worked so well in the past. Sleek, secure, and snugly hand-held, this vape kit has a look and feel that are as smooth as its operation. Only a hair bigger than the Elf Bar 600, it’s sure to sit securely in your pocket or your palm, wherever you choose to take it.

●Uniform body w/ rounded edges
●Military-grade aluminium w/ a matte finish
●Status LED
●Elf Bar branding

Where the Elf Bar Materially shines is its cool exterior; crafted from military-grade aluminium, this vape is both light and sturdy enough to sustain daily wear and tear. Available in a variety of metallic gradients, you can light up the night or stick to a cool, understated all-black; whatever colour you go for, you’ll feel like vape royalty thanks to a matte finish that feels unmistakably premium and soft to the touch.

And on that note, let’s take a brief look at what sort of Elf Bar Pod flavours you can expect for this kit.

Elf Bar Mate Ergonomics & Design
Elf Bar Mate Flavours

Elf Bar Mate Flavours

As mentioned above, the Elf Bar Mateis specifically designed for use with the Elf Bar P1 pods; as such, there is a curated range of select Elf Bar flavours to choose from.

While the P1 pods range isn’t yet as wide as the disposables collection, Elf Bar have still produced a strong selection of the typically vibrant flavours that their fans have come to love.

●Soft Drinks

You’ll find classics like Watermelon and Mango alongside recurring Elf Bar vape favourites like Cola, Energy, and Blue Razz Lemonade —plus, for all the OGs, there’s a rich Cream Tobacco to get stuck into.

As of now, Elf Bar have gone for quality over quantity; the Elf Bar P1 pods feature a unique dual-coil system that ensures fresh flavour that won’t fade, and all reports so far suggest that they taste exactly as delicious as you’d expect from this brand.

So we know the Elf Bar Mate has some fantastic flavours —but does its performance stack up?

Elf Bar Mate Performance

It’s impossible to talk about the Elf Bar Mate kit’s performance without talking about the Elf Bar P1 pods. The simple reason for this is that the kit won’t do anything without the vape pods. The good news, though, is that once you put them together, it’s a match made in heaven. You’ll get a smooth, full-flavoured, deeply satisfying vape, exactly as you’ve come to expect from the Elf Bar vape brand.

Smooth MTL vape
●No refilling
●Consistent output
●Dual-coil for lasting flavour

There’s no refilling necessary, so the overall Elf Bar Mate kit remains as user-friendly as the disposables; simply swap in a fresh pod when the time comes. Each pod contains the industry-standard measure of 2ml of nic salts at a 20mg strength, ensuring around 600 puffs of rich, tasty relief per pod. For the Elf Bar Mate range, they’ve added a few welcome tweaks, most notably the unique 1.2Ω dual coil build, which ensures that freshness of flavour stays consistent from the first puff to the last.

Now on to our verdict of this new pod vape device.

Elf Bar Mate Performance

Elf Bar Mate 500 Verdict

We think it’s fair to say it straight out: the Elf Bar Mate 500 is another warmly welcome addition to the industry-leading Elf Bar vape range. Maintaining the same sleek design and vibrant flavours that made their original disposable vape range so popular, Elf Bar vape have kept what worked whilst adding sensible upgrades in the form of a rechargeable battery and replaceable vape pods.

The Elf Bar Mate 500 is a pristine pod kit; it’s bound to work ideally for existing Elf Bar fans who want to graduate from disposables, or as a first-round vape starter kit for beginners looking for durability. By providing smart technological upgrades, but keeping things as seamless and user-friendly as before, Elf Bar vape have created a deft, discreet, and damn fine little vape kit that is sure to appeal to more conscientious customers looking for a longer-term solution.

If you want a definitive best flavours countdown then why not head over to our Top 5 Elf Bar Pod Flavours review to see which one takes the number one spot.


Elf Bar Mate 500 Pod Device at myCigara

At myCigara, we exist to make the UK smoke-free. We believe that by offering vaping as a viable alternative to smoking —cheaper, healthier, and more convenient —we’re that much closer to achieving our goal.

Elf Bar vape products are a great choice as vape starter kit to help new users quit smoking for good, because they’re effortlessly simple to use, low-maintenance, and —by all accounts —far preferable to cigarettes. If the idea of switching sounds appealing, but all this terminology has you reeling, head on over to our new to vaping page for all the beginner info you’ll need to get started.

We aim to provide the utmost service experience to all of our customers, so drop us a line with any burning question, or visit your nearest myCigara vape shop to get the lowdown from our expert, friendly store staff.

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