Is the VooPoo Dragbar Z700 SE a unique disposable vape in a sea of lookalikes? We examine the latest disposable to hit the market to see how it compares.
About the VooPoo brand
Following their launch in 2014, VooPoo quickly became recognised as a world-leading manufacturer of high-quality vaping products, with the brand becoming synonymous with impressive performance and innovative design.
Their product portfolio includes a wide range of options catering for all abilities, whether beginner or experienced vapers. For the advanced vaper, VooPoo is known for the powerful box mods in their Drag series (some delivering up to 200W of power), their user-friendly pod systems such as the Vinci and Argus series, and more recently, their range of disposable Dragbar vapes aimed at adult smokers new to the world of vaping.
In 2022 VooPoo collaborated with ZoVoo to launch a range of higher-quality Dragbars targeted at the UK market - their Dragbar Z700 SE range. Upping the game for disposable vape competitors, these unusual devices feature an advanced Gene Tree ceramic coil technology that delivers a performance and flavour experience rarely found in any device in the disposable vape market.
About the device
In looks, the Dragbar is an attractively sleek and smooth ‘one-colour’ device, whilst, in performance, the devices use a slightly more effective battery that promises up to 700 puffs instead of the standard 500 - 600. Uniquely, the devices come in a pack of two (promoted as up to 1400 puffs per pack).
The mouthpiece is transparent (in a colour to compliment the main body), and this visibility ensures the user will never experience a ‘dry hit’ from depleted e-liquid within the sealed unit. Unlike most disposable vape ranges, the colour theme of the device is not necessarily unique to the flavour, and there are some shared colours across the flavours in the range.
As you would expect for a disposable, the device is non-rechargeable, with an internal pre-filled tank containing 2ml of nic-salt-based e-liquid, at a 20mg nicotine strength. VooPoo may release different strengths in the future, but currently, you are limited to 20mg.
Whilst the colours in the range are all pretty bright (you couldn’t refer to this vape as discreet), it is still a fairly attractive unit with nice rounded corners and smooth surfaces - no jagged or hard edges at all.
One thing of note - you can’t miss the new Dragbar packaging! Whilst the design is pretty basic, it has a vivid yellow background on every box, making it very easy to spot! The box displays all the necessary warnings, safety information and the ingredients list.
The two vapes within are sealed in individual foil packs (these are clear on one side so you can easily read the flavour wording after the outer packaging has been removed) to preserve flavour and protect them from outside elements until use.
Where the Dragbar Z700 SE shines above its peers is in both flavour delivery and the realistic tasting e-liquid recipes. While there are no traditional flavours in the UK range (Tobacco, Menthol or Mint) at present, which limits the target customer base of smokers somewhat, most of their single note, fruit menthols and mixed fruit blends are outstanding! The Pineapple Ice flavour tastes like actual pineapple juice! The Cherry Ice flavour - you can smell the fresh cherries!
The research and development that went into the Gene Tree coil and airflow system is clearly paying dividends and helping deliver that promised top-quality performance, with a consistent and smooth fruity flavour hit achieved on every puff.
Comparable products to the Dragbar Z700 SE are hard to find. If we base our search entirely on flavour profile, then the sweet and fruity variants of the SKE Crystal Bar range or the Elf Bar 600s would be a reasonable alternative purchase. But when you factor in price, it becomes a different matter.
Although currently packaged in a pack of two, the price per unit for these devices seems attractive when priced against other disposables, especially given the quality of the flavour and the claimed longevity in puffs from the battery.
For those not a fan of a sweet vape, there may be better choices than the Dragbars for your daily vape. All 18 of the flavours currently available are very sweet and very fruity. Of those I sampled, the flavours that impressed me the most were the Lemon & Lime, the Cola Ice (which was very pleasant), and the Pineapple Ice. Even the Mango Ice (and I generally am not a fan of this flavour) was very realistic.
VooPoo and ZoVoo have created something truly unique in their Dragbar Z700 SE disposables. In terms of popularity, sales were impressive during the launch promotion, and it is good to see the number of returning customers not only stocking up on their favourites but also keen to try every one of the 18 flavours in the Z700 range - they are clearly as impressed as I was!