Well it was bound to happen at some point, we’re just grateful Elf Bar did it. That’s right, Cigalikes are back. If you’re a new vaper, you might never have seen a cigalike before. In fact, cigalikes were where it all started. Way back in 2003 when Hon Lik (a chinese pharmacist) invented the first e-cigarette, it was a cigalike. They helped e-cigarettes come around but soon were outmuscled by better technology and more sophisticated devices. Elf Bar have gone full circle and paid homage to the origin with their new Elf Bar Cigalike disposable. The question is then, is it just like the old ones? We tested it and we’re here to tell you the answer. Elf Bar Cigalike Key Features and Specifications Just like the regular Elf Bar, the Cigalike is a disposable device. This means there is no need to recharge or refill it, you simply inhale and go and dispose once you’re finished with it. The Cigalike is pre-filled with 1.6ml of e-liquid with 2% nicotine which equates to 17mg of total nicotine. It seems strange that the full 2ml e-liquid limit hasn’t been utilised but more on that later. You’ll get approximately 400 puffs from the Elf Bar Cigalike, which is roughly equivalent to 20 cigarettes but this depends on how long each puff you take is. The Cigalike is just short of 12cm long and 1cm wide although it is rounded. Specifications: Size: 116.7 x 9.2mm 17mg (2%) Nicotine Salt E-liquid E-liquid Capacity: 1.6ml Puffs: Up to 400 Puffs Equivalent of 20-40 Cigarettes Draw Activation LED Lighting Stainless Steel Shell Light Weight & Compact Ready To Use What’s in the box? Whilst there isn’t really a box (more of a packet), you’ll find the Elf Bar Cigalike device and a user manual / warning slip inside the pack of the Cigalike. The packaging is a plastic cover over a cardboard box, exactly like a new toothbrush packet. Elf Bar Cigalike Flavours At the time of writing, there are 20 flavours available in the Elf Bar cigalike range. We’d have though Elf Bar would have just stuck with their classic flavours that everybody knows and loves. Wrong. On the most part, they have gone with the classics with 17 flavours that feature in the original Elf Bar line, but there is also the introduction of 4 new flavours, Cappucino, Raspberry Orange Blossom, Red Wine Ice and Mango Passionfruit. These initially seem rogue, but they are a nice addition. The Red Wine is a very odd choice, but it sort of works and is far less sweet than traditional Elf Bar flavours. Cappucino and Raspberry Orange Blossom are bound to be new classics though as these taste fantastic. Elf Bar Cigalike Flavours Size: 116.7 x 9.2mm 17mg (2%) Nicotine Salt E-liquid E-liquid Capacity: 1.6ml Puffs: Up to 400 Puffs Equivalent of 20-40 Cigarettes Draw Activation LED Lighting Stainless Steel Shell Light Weight & Compact Ready To Use Flavours: Apple Peach: Sweet, ripe apples muddled together a peachy aftertaste. Super refreshing, super summery. Blue Razz Lemonade: A classic. One of the most popular Elf Bars there are, and understandably so. Sweet blueberries paired with raspberries, finished off with a lemonade hit on the exhale. Blueberry: A simple, but superb blueberry flavour. Strong blueberry notes throughout. Blueberry sour raspberry: A mix of Blueberries and tangy raspberry. Another extremely popular flavour! Go on, give it a try. Cappucino: A warm winter drink, cream and coffee blended. Cola: El classico cola, you can’t go wrong with this one Cream Tobacco: This ones for you tobacco lovers. Elf Bar put a bit of a spin on this, mixing an original tobacco flavour with a slightly sweetened cream. Provides a smoother, more pleasant vaping experience than a regular tobacco flavour. Elf Bull Ice: Your favourite energy drink, on ice. Grape: A cooling, classic grape flavour. Kiwi Passionfruit Guava: 3 tropical fruits all muddles into one flavour. We rated this as one of our favourite flavours ever. But who are we to say whats good and what isnt? Try it for yourself. Mango Passion Fruit: Ripe mangoes just picked and fused carefully with a cool passionfruit twist. Peach Ice: A staple flavour for E-liquids and Nic Salts, a strong and sweet peach flavour mixed together with a menthol hit. Pink Lemonade: Think the old school Refershers sweets. A nostalgic taste. Raspberry Orange Blossom: Fresh raspberry on the inhale with a blood orange tinge on the way out. Red Wine Ice: Elegant and delicate. A slight Red Wine hint without being overbearing or too sweet. Spearmint: Super cooling and perfect for you mint lovers. Strawberry Banana: Sweet, ripe and juicy strawberries paired elegantly with notes of banana. Strawberry Ice: Really sweet strawberries blended together and poured over ice. Cooling, refreshing and a perfect all day vape. Strawberry Kiwi: Another one of the most popular flavours. Fresh strawberries mixed with ripe Kiwi, a great pair. Watermelon Ice: A full, flavour bomb with all things watermelon. A great flavour if watermelon is your go to choice. Finished with ice. Flavour Test When it comes to Elf Bar, we are yet to find one of their products that doesn’t pass the ultimate disposable test – flavour. The Elf Bar Cigalike Disposable follows this trend, with exceptional flavour. I would go as far to say the Cigalike flavour is actually better than the normal Elf Bar flavour. It seems to be lighter than the regular Elf Bars which are sometimes criticised for their sweetness. You get the same full flavour with the cigalike, but you are also hit with a certain amount of authenticity you don’t get with regular Elf Bars. These Elf Bars will use the exact same e-liquid as normal Elf Bars but it is possible that the coil is different which has impacted the flavour (for the better). Build Quality, Design and Battery Life Build Quality Build quality might not be something you’d expect in a review of a cigalike, as they’re all pretty standard and feel just how they look. However, the Elf Bar Cigalike does offer a stainless steel body so has a decent weight without being too heavy. This in turn gives it a very good build quality and we feel that it would handle being dropped fairly well due to it’s metal body. Design Now it’s no secret that these devices look like something you’d see on a movie prop set, or are trying to imitate a cigarette. However, short of enabling a fanbase of Marilyn Monroe or Don Draper wannabe’s, this design really does serve a purpose. That purpose is best replicating a cigarette. For some people who might think Elf Bars and similar disposables just don’t have the aesthetic appeal they’d want, the cigalike offers this exactly. With a thin body in the shape of a cigarette, at a distance this could be mistaken for one. It produces less vapour than an Elf Bar, adding to that cigarette imitation design. Our only problem with the design is that it’s far too long, almost impractically long. It’s also a little bit heavy to hold in your mouth like a cigarette but this is the necessary evil of having a battery inside. Battery Life Elf Bar haven’t disclosed the size of the battery as of yet and it’s not mentioned on the packaging, so we are uncertain as to what mAh is inside, but taking a guess it would be around 250/300mAh. This of course allows for 400 puffs (approx). The question is then, does it last the full puffs? Of the 3 we tested, all passed with flying colours and got around the 400 puff mark, as most Elf Bar’s do. Of course, sometimes disposable kits suffer from manufacturing defects and don’t last as long but this is the case with all disposables and isn’t representative of a typical normally functioning kit. Where can you buy an Elf Bar Cigalike disposable? At the time of writing, there are only as few places you can buy an Elf Bar Cigalike, one of them being Vape.co.uk of course. Other online retailers have started to stock them and it is almost certain you will be able to pick these up in local newsagents and corner stores as they grow in popularity. One thing to always be careful of is counterfeit products. You can check the authenticity of any Elf Bar products with the QR code that can be found on the back of the packet. Simply scan this code and you’ll be taken to the official Elf Bar website that will verify a legitimate product. Pro’s and Con’s of the Elf Bar Cigalike Disposable Pro’s Convenient and hassle free vaping Good build quality Best replicates a cigarette draw with MTL vaping Con’s Quite long Not sustainable / environmentally friendly Summary… Overall, the Elf Bar Cigalike is a great disposable vape kit. It is a fitting tribute to vaping going full circle from cigalike’s to box mods and back again. A stylish and slender device that offers a genuine alternative to smoking is always a plus in the eyes of all here at Vape.co.uk. The flavour is fantastic and some of the best we have experienced in a disposable vape kit but it is a little too long and that’s probably it’s only downside. I think this may just be a bit of a marmite kit, or it’ll be a novelty that people try once – only time will tell. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Need help with anything vape related or have a question about our products? Click the button in the bottom corner to chat with one of our UK-based vape experts and get real-time advice from our team. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Disclaimer: Look, we know what you’re thinking. How can a retailer publish a review and expect us to take it as gospel? The truth is we don’t expect you to. 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