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Elf Bar AF5000 Review

Elf Bar AF5000 Review

All About the Elf Bar AF5000

Unlike your average disposable vape, the Elf Bar AF5000 breaks the mould by being one of the first big puff vapes to feature a rechargeable battery, as well as an additional e-liquid reservoir. This makes it one of the first legal big puff disposable vapes to last for up to a whopping 5000 puffs! Get comfortable, because in this Elf Bar AF5000 review I’m going to dissect each and every detail of this rechargeable disposable vape to give you the run down and an honest rating.

Before we begin though let’s start by answering some of the most important questions, namely, what exactly is the Elf Bar AF5000?

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What is the Elf Bar AF5000?

You’re probably already aware of Elf Bar and what they’re famous for - disposable vapes - and that’s exactly what the Elf Bar 5000 is. A disposable vape, but with a twist. The AF5000 by Elf Bar is one of the very first rechargeable disposable vapes to be released within the UK, and is Elf Bar’s answer to the growing demand for legal big puff vapes.

Due to TPD regulations most disposable vapes are limited to an e-liquid capacity of just 2ml - because of this most of them can only last for up to a measly 600 puffs before needing to be replaced. This is one of the things that makes the Elf Bar AF5000 vape so amazing though - it can offer users up to a maximum of 5000 puffs per device before needing to be replaced. 

How does it work? The AF5000 disposable vape comes with a separate 10ml e-liquid bottle that slots into the device itself. The 10ml of vape juice cranks up the capacity from 2ml to 10ml, which in turn allows the disposable vape to last for much, much longer than the average disposable (more than 8x as long in total!).

As well as the 10ml of vape juice, the AF5000 Elf Bar has been fitted with an internal rechargeable battery so you can make the most of the e-liquid and refill the device multiple times before it needs to be disposed of!

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AF5000 Key Features

Here we take a look at the specifications and key features of the Elf Bar EF5000 disposable.

  • Brand: Elf Bar
  • E-Liquid Reservoir Capacity: 10ml
  • Pod Capacity: 2ml
  • Battery Capacity: 650mAh
  • Nicotine Strength: 2% (20mg/ml)
  • Nicotine Type: Nicotine Salts
  • Coil Type: QUAQ Mesh Coil
  • Charging Type: USB Type-C Charging (Cable Not Included)
  • Weight: 60g
  • Size: 40mm x 93mm x 20mm

Packaging, Unboxing & Setup

Before testing the AF5000 disposable vape I knew I was in for a treat - how? Because as soon as I held the packaging in my hand I could tell that this was going to be a high quality vape like nothing I’d tried before. 

You just know that when a company puts that much time and effort into producing premium packaging, their products are the real deal - and the Elf Bar AF5000 is no exception to the rule!

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Similar to other disposable vapes, the Elf Bar AF5000 vape is sealed in the familiar part-foil part-plastic packaging to keep it fresh. In this sealed packet you’ll not only find the device, but also a user manual for those that prefer to read up on the vape before putting it together. 

However, despite being a RECHARGEABLE disposable vape, Elf Bar haven’t included a charging cable with the device - this was a bit of a drawback, especially for those who use Apple devices exclusively, as it means you’ll have to purchase a USB Type-C cable separately.

Elf Bar AF5000 Design

One of the first things you might notice about the design of this new 5K Elf Bar disposable isn’t its vibrant colours, but the weight of it. The AF5K is quite a weighty disposable vape, coming in at 60g - this makes it feel a bit sturdier and more durable than other disposables I’ve tried.

Once you take the AF5000 vape out of its packaging you’ll see that there's quite a big sticker covering the e-liquid reservoir - this is a simplified version of the instruction manual and is quite easy to follow, if not a touch patronising. The sticker actually tells you to remove said sticker and ‘read it carefully’, as well as what to do now that you’re ready to set up the rechargeable disposable AF5000 vape.

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The AF5000 device is slightly larger than the palm of my hand, but is still quite a compact vape. It has a smooth, slightly shiny exterior for a comfortable hand feel, similar to other Elf Bar disposable vapes I’ve tried previously and features a wide but thin mouthpiece for convenience whilst vaping.

I chose to test the Blueberry Sour Raspberry AF5000 by Elf Bar, and as expected the colour of the vape represents its flavour - exactly as you would expect. The only real downside of the design in my opinion is the fact that it doesn’t stand upright. It turns out that the bottom of the AF5K vape is slightly curved, preventing it from being able to stand up. 

However, you can sit it on its side, which also allows it to refill itself - so there’s a silver lining to this style choice I suppose, who knows, it might even be intentionally designed this way.

How to Set Up the AF5000 Elf Bar Vape

Setting up the Elf Bar AF5K was one of the simplest processes possible - I can’t stress this enough. There’s no headache or hassle, and it took me around 45 seconds from start to finish.

Following the Elf Bar AF5000 Instructions

  1. Remove the instruction sticker from the outside of the device to reveal the e-liquid reservoir beneath
elf-bar-af50002.  Fully detach the vape juice reservoir from the rest of the device where you’ll see what looks like a small silicone straw
elf-bar-af50003. Carefully pull on the silicone stopper to remove it from the device.
4. Pick up the 10ml reservoir of vape juice and twist the lid anti-clockwise to loosen it and then dispose of the cap.
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5. Gentle slot the reservoir into place using the grooves on the side. Make sure the neck of the container is facing upwards. Check it’s secure before completing the next step.
elf-bar6. Turn the AF5000 upside down for approximately 10 seconds whilst the 2ml pod is filled with vape liquid. Once the pod is full there won’t be any visible bubbles.
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7. Start puffing on the mouthpiece to enjoy amazing flavour!

Elf Bar AF5000 Review - Performance

As the AF5000 rechargeable vape is now set up it’s time to give it a go and see what all the fuss is about! I’ve broken down my overview into 4 main sections, or else I’d end up rambling forever!

Puff/Draw

From the very first puff you just KNOW Elf Bar are onto something special. The AF5K Elf Bar disposable vape has more ‘oomph’ to it than I’d expected; most disposables are sorely lacking in power, but that’s not the case with the AF5000.

Although I'd still consider this disposable to have a mouth to lung style draw due to the tightness, which is ideal for those that enjoy the MTL vaping style, it’s definitely slightly more powerful than you’d think.

Vapour Production

The vapour production is simply amazing - Elf Bar have gotten the balance just right. The AF5000 produces enough vapour to be visible, for those that like to see a little bit of cloud when they vape, but it’s not so much that it’s too obvious. Also, the amount of vapour did depend on how long I puffed on the vape, as well as how long it took me to exhale as well. 

If you prefer thicker clouds you might want to take longer inhales and shorter exhales. Although if you’re trying to be discreet i’d suggest taking shorter draws and holding your breath for slightly longer.

Flavour

I just want to say that as soon as you rip open the sealed packet the smell of the AF5000 flavour hits you. This is where I first got an inkling of just how much flavour the device was going to offer.

I have to admit that the first puff had me slightly flawed - I just didn’t realise it was going to have SO MUCH FLAVOUR! It’s almost unbelievable - every puff since has been exactly the same. This isn’t your standard vape. This is an Elf Bar vape, and its QUAQ mesh coils are really coming through for it.

If you’re a big fan of flavour, then the AF5000 Elf Bar disposable vape kit just became a must-have! I’m not sure if the flavour would be considered ‘authentic’ as I've never actually eaten blueberries with raspberries before, so I can't compare the two, but the flavour is just like their Elf Bar ElfLiq nic salts, yet it somehow seems stronger?

Either way, I’m a massive fan of this new technology and think that the rest of the big vape brands should take a leaf out of their book, because they’re clearly doing something right!

Battery Life

The AF5000 comes with a built-in 650mAh internal battery which is also rechargeable. This impressive vape battery let me get about a day's worth of use out of the device before it needed to be recharged. Although I allowed the device to run out of battery for testing purposes, the device does actually feature three LED lights to indicate how charged the Elf Bar battery is, so you have a good idea of when exactly you need to plug it in.

  • When all three LEDs are lit the battery is between 80% - 100% full.
  • When two of the LEDs are lit the battery is between 40% - 80% full.
  • If only one LED light is lit then the battery is between 0% - 40% full.
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Elf Bar AF5000 Rating - Pros & Cons

Overall I’d give the elf Bar AF5000 a solid 4.5⭐ out of 5⭐. Here’s how I made my decision:

Packaging: 4⭐

Design: 4⭐

Setup: 5⭐

Draw: 5⭐

Vapour: 5⭐

Flavour: 5⭐

Battery Life: 4⭐

 

Result: 4.5 out of 5!

Pros & Cons

If you’re still struggling to decide whether or not the AF5000 Elf Bar vapes are worth giving a go, take a look at this quick list of pros and cons to help you make up your mind!

Pros:

  • QUAQ mesh coil produces outstanding flavour
  • LED lights indicate remaining battery life
  • Rechargeable 650mAh battery for a long-lasting, reliable vape
  • Smooth inhale with balanced vapour production for mouth to lung vaping
  • Premium packaging with eye-catching colours
  • Setup was simple, quick and easy

Cons:

  • You can’t easily see how much e-liquid is remaining
  • The device doesn’t stand up, you have to lay it flat or on its side
  • Limited number of flavours
  • Doesn’t come with a charging cable

Conclusion

Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed using the Elf Bar AF5000 rechargeable disposable vape, there’s always room for improvement. The flavour was nice and strong, and the inclusion of the LED indicators was a nice touch too. However the lack of a charging cable, as well as the fact that it’s not easy to tell when the vape needs refilling were slight let-downs for me, which is why I deducted half a star.

All Elf Bar AF5000 Disposable Vape Flavours

  • Blue Razz Lemonade - Blue raspberry mixed with a sweet citrusy lemonade.
  • Blueberry Ice - Fruity blueberry with a refreshing icy twist.
  • Blueberry Sour Raspberry - Blueberry paired with a sour raspberry.
  • Cherry Ice - Rich red cherries paired with a crisp cooling sensation.
  • Grape - A generous helping of sweet, juicy grapes.
  • Kiwi Passion Fruit Guava - Tangy kiwi mixed with tropical passion fruit & guava.
  • Lemon Lime - A lush mix of zesty lemon and sour lime.
  • Pineapple Mojito - Perky pineapple merged with cool mint.
  • Pink Lemonade - A classic fruity, fizzy lemonade drink.
  • Sour Pineapple Ice - Tropical sour pineapple paired with an icy exhale. 
  • Strawberry Ice - A fresh strawberry blend with a frosty touch.
  • Strawberry Raspberry Cherry - Sweet strawberry with raunchy raspberry and charming cherry for a fruity fusion.
  • Tobacco - Smooth, straight tobacco.
  • Triple Mango - Three different types of moreish exotic mango.
  • Watermelon Ice - Mellow, soothing watermelon with an energising icy exhale.

Similar Products

If you’re looking for similar vapes to the AF5000 Elf Bar disposable, why not take a look at some of our other big puff vapes? In this range you’ll find new and popular devices such as the Titan 10K, the Lost Mary BM6000 and the IVG 2400.

If you’re searching for something more sustainable, then you might want to try out one of our reusable vape kits. These vapes are both refillable and rechargeable, allowing you greater control over your vaping experience whilst also saving money in the long run.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Elf Bar?

Elf Bar is a well known, popular brand within the vape industry. They first rose to fame with the release of the Elf Bar 600, one of the first disposable vapes in the UK. The original Elf Bar disposable devices come pre-filled with vape juice and feature a precharged battery; they’ve been designed to offer vapers the ultimate convenience due to their lack of maintenance.

Are Elf Bars good?

Elf Bar vapes are amongst some of the best vape kits and disposables in the UK; they’re well known for their impressive array of flavours as well as their high-quality design. You know it’s money well spent when you buy with Elf Bar.

How many ml in Elf Bar 5000?

The Elf Bar 5000 comes with a container that holds 10ml of nic salt vape juice in a 20mg strength. The pod within the device can hold 2ml of e-liquid.

How long does an Elf Bar 5000 last rechargeable?

The built-in battery lasts for approximately a day before needing to be recharged. The length of time that the e-liquid or battery lasts ultimately depends on the user and how often they vape. The length of each inhale can also have a big impact on how long the device lasts for. However, at a maximum of 5000 puffs per vape, the Elf Bar 5000 should last more than 8x as long as a standard 600 puff disposable.

How many cigarettes in Elf Bar 5000?

The average 600 puff vape is the equivalent of around 40 - 50 cigarettes; based on this the new Elf Bar 5000 should last for the same amount of time as roughly 400 cigarettes. Although if we base it on the nicotine equivalent rather than the puffs, then the AF5000 Elf Bar is the equivalent of 650 cigarettes per device.



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Author: Taz Dean

Taz Dean has had a ten year career in the vaping industry. He has helped build business', develop products and create e-liquid lines globally. As an ex smoker, avid vaper and vaping advocate, he has years of knowledge and experience on aspects of the vaping industry, from the shop floor all the way to distribution . This unique insight helps with his unique perspective and engaging informational content.

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