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How Long Do Elf Bars Last

Many have asked us, “How long do Elf Bars last?,” and the answer is simple: An Elf Bar disposable vape lasts between 2-4 days. However, this is just an estimate, as there are factors (like vaping frequency) that can affect the longevity of an Elf Bar. With that in mind, we’d like to give a detailed explanation of how long one of the best disposable vapes last.  

How Long Does An Elf Bar Last? 

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By now, you already know what Elf Bars are – they are after all one most of popular vape brands in the world, offering a wide range of disposable vape models in different flavours, puff, counts, and battery life.

So, knowing how long an Elf Bar lasts will depend on the model that you’ve purchased. But, as mentioned earlier, you can get up to four days before you need to replace it.

To find out how long does an Elf Bar last, you will need to consider to following: 

Per Battery

So, how long does Elf Bar battery last, generally? Due to e-liquid limits in the UK, batteries in our Elf Bars tend to be within the 300mAh – 550mAh range.

Obviously, the intensity of your use will impact how quickly the battery is depleted, but you can ordinarily expect between 1-4 days of use from an Elf Bar, with casual users usually having devices that last a little longer. There are Elf Bars sold in America with larger batteries. However, these cannot be stocked or sold by UK retailers.

Elf Bar ModelBattery Capacity (mAh)Rechargeable?Days of Use
Elf Bar Cigalike280mAhNo1-2 Days
Elf Bar NC600400mAhNo2-3 Days
Lost Mary AM600550mAhNo2-4 Days
Elf Bar BC5000 Ultra (US only)650mAhYes6-8 Days

If you are more concerned with flavour, you can check out our best Elf Bar flavours review.

Per Puff 

So, how many puffs does an Elf Bar have? Well, disposable vapes like Elf Bars usually list an approximate puff count as a metric of how long you can expect them to work. As is the case with batteries outlined above, most UK devices are going to provide a similar estimated puff count.

Elf Bar ModelAdvertised Puff Count
Elf Bar 600500
Lost Mary BM600600
Lost Mary QM600600
Elf Bar Pi7000 (US Only)7000

In Days 

Many vapers ask us how many days they can expect out of their disposable vapes, taking puffs, battery, and pre-filled e-liquid into account.

This mostly comes down to your intensity of use. There are many vapers who only puff for the occasional craving and others who chain-vape until the device is spent.

Elf Bar ModelPuff Count Battery CapacityDays of Usage (Casual / Heavy Use)
Elf Bar Cigalike400 280mAh2 days / 1 day
Elf Bar 600500 550mAh2 days / 1 day
Lost Mary QM600600 550mAh4 days / 2 days
Elf Bar Hookah (US Only)5000 550mAh (rechargeable)20 days / 10 days

What Affects Elf Bar Lifespan?

How long an Elf Bar lasts depends on a number of factors, from your usage frequency to the intensity of your draw. But even the way in which you store your Elf Bar can have an effect on the overall longevity of the device.

Vaping Frequency 

If you’re just popping out back for the occasional puff or joining the smokers outside the pub for a few minutes, you’ll likely find that your UK Elf Bar disposable vape will last for 4-5 days of shelf life. Casual vaper use won’t drain the battery too quickly.On the other hand, those who are looking to replace a heavy smoking habit with Elf Bars can expect them to last 1-2 days, and it may be a better move to grab a refillable vape for the value alone.

Length of Draw 

One aspect of Elf Bar vape devices that doesn’t get enough scrutiny is the fact that every vaper vapes differently. Due to the nic salt e-liquid used in Elf Bars that have a smooth throat hit, it’s easy to take long draws without discomfort. While casual vapers puffing on Elf Bars are more than likely to hit the estimated puff count, those who take big lung-filling inhales may find they get slightly less puffs than advertised.

Think of it like a journey planning app; it will tell you how long it takes to walk somewhere, but if you sprint the distance, you’ll find the journey ends faster than anticipated!


The batteries and e-liquid within Elf Bars can be affected by the way in which you store the device. As with traditional e-liquid and vape kits, we strongly advise that they are stored properly in a cool, dark place, as intense heat and direct sunlight aren’t good for battery life.

Similarly, cold weather can have a thickening effect on e-liquid, and you may find that Elf Bar vapes kept in a car overnight during winter may have a clogged coil inside weighed down by thick, jammy e-juice.

Another thing to consider is that once the device has been activated / puffed for the first time, the clock has effectively started on the battery. Taking one puff from an unfinished Elf Bar and putting it in a draw for a month may result in you coming back to a battery that slowly died while you were away.

An unopened Elf Bar vaping device can often last up to two years, which is the average time before unused disposable vapes expire.


How can I make my Elf Bar last longer?

You can make your Elf Bar last longer by moderating the length of your inhales and trying to puff on it more like a cigarette. We all like a massive lungful of menthol blueberries, but heavy vaper use is going to deplete your battery and e-liquid much faster.

If you’re buying Elf Bars every day, definitely consider switching to a refillable, rechargeable kit, as doing so will save you a fortune.

How do you know when an Elf Bar is dying?

Your first indication that your Elf Bar is on the way out will be a reduced amount of vapour being emitted, either due to the battery starting to wither or the e-liquid inside beginning to dry out.

Most Elf Bars have an LED light that glows when it’s used, and this will start to blink when the battery is close to dead.

How do I know when my Elf Bar needs to be charged?

We’ve mentioned that Elf Bars sold in the UK are not rechargeable, due to the small batteries and e-liquid limits making it a superfluous feature.

Elf Bars sold in the United States will indicate a flagging battery with the same blinking light UK ones use to announce battery death, and there’ll ordinarily be a USB-C charging port on the base of the US devices.

There are a handful of rechargeable devices sold by Elf Bar in the UK, however these are either refillable systems or closed-pod vapes, neither of which are disposable devices.

Need More Help?

So, “how long Elf Bars last?,” an Elf Bar disposable vape lasts between 2-4 days. However, keep in mind that this is just an estimate. There are numerous factors that play into determining how long your disposable will give you. Intensity of use, strength of draw and storage are all important things to consider, though it can be said that even for very casual users it’s surprising if your new Elf Bar lasts longer than a week.

If you’re interested in acquiring Elf Bar disposable vapes – or wish to make the switch to a rechargeable, refillable vape kit – then be sure to visit the MIST online vape store for a great selection of vaping gear, vape juice and accessories.

And be sure to take a look at the MIST Youtube channel for entertaining and informative videos about vape hardware, e-liquid tasting sessions and instructional walkthroughs of the ins and outs of vaping.

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