Elf Bar Mate 500 Review - What to Expect From the Pod Kit

Posted by Pure E-Liquids on 9th Dec 2021

Following the extremely popular disposable range from Elf, Chinese vaping manufacturers Elf Bar decided to spread their wings further with the new Elf Bar Mate 500. How have they made it different but keep the same fantastic flavours? By creating a version better for the environment and your wallet or purse in the long run! You’ve guessed right - the Elf Bar Mate 500 has disposable pods! Let's check out what’s different about the device and how it functions as a pod kit.

Key Specifications Of The Elf Bar Mate 500

  • 1.2 Ohm coils
  • Leak-free pods
  • 500mAh battery
  • Dual coil design
  • 2ml pod capacity
  • Type-c charger

How Does It Vape?

Just like the disposable Elf vape pen that’s ideal for new vapers, the Elf Bar Mate 500 offers a surprisingly cool vapour experience with more of a restricted throat hit. This isn’t typical with vaping as a lower resistance coil typically produces a warmer vapour. However, with the 1.2 Ohm coils that we discuss in more detail below, if you’re after a smooth yet cold inhale and exhale experience, this could be the ideal pod kit for you.

In terms of the flavour, the Elf Bar Mate 500 remains very similar to the disposables, except you now throw away those pods and keep the device charged up. The P1 Pod flavours are:

  • Blue razz lemonade
  • Kiwi passion fruit guava
  • Grape
  • Energy
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberry
  • Pink lemonade
  • Mango

Can You Change The Coils Manually?

As we’ve already highlighted, the disposable pod system is a welcome addition to the Elf Bar range. Cheaper and environmentally friendly, it appeals to many vapers. Better yet, you still don’t have to change the coils manually with the Elf Bar Mate 500. Instead, swap out the disposable pod and add another prefilled flavour or carry on with a new pod from your favourite flavours listed above. The 1.2 Ohm coil is pre-installed, so no need to mess about changing them yourself. It's the ideal low-maintenance set-up every vaper is after - especially beginners!

Design And Functionality Explained

The device is very slim, compact and easy to use. Vaping is easy because there is no button to press with each inhale, only requiring auto-draw at the mouthpiece. Size-wise, the length is about the same as the Caliburn A2 but slightly thinner in width. You can easily fit it in your pocket or bag.

To start using the Elf Bar Mate 500, press the button on the bottom of the pod before attaching magnetically into the connections on top of the battery. The pods are available in packs of two and you peel the wrapper at the top and pop it out.

It features a type-c charger too and the battery should last you the duration of a pod. Because the pods are leak-free and have the coils pre-installed, you’ll have no issues when using this easy starter kit or backup option for more experienced vapers.


Overall, Elf has produced wonders again, following on from the throw away disposable range by going one better with the Elf Bar Mate 500. It offers vapers more flexibility to spend less than you would on disposables. Plus, you still have the option of flavour sensations like Kiwi Passion Fruit Guava, as well as the ability to charge the device and do your bit for the environment. Everybody requires something different from vaping, but in terms of being an efficient pod kit system that looks nice and practical to use, the Elf Bar Mate 500 impresses.

Following the extremely popular disposable range from Elf, Chinese vaping manufacturers Elf Bar decided to spread their wings further with the new Elf Bar Mate 500.