Ripe Esco Bars Mega Review
When you’re looking for a disposable vape bar, it can be a hard choice as there’s so many to choose from with new releases dropped in the market so often. As you’d expect, not all of them share the same qualities and vape experience, so the last thing a vaper wants is to spend cash on an inferior product. With that said, Savage is back at it yet again with another release that’s quite promising as it offers a lot of bang for your buck.
In this review, we’re taking a look at their newest addition to their lineup of vapes, the Ripe Esco Bars Mega. The Vape 100 brand has seen a number of releases, including some delicious e-juices alongside a smaller Esco vape bar, but this version takes things to the next level. Does it really offer that much more than its predecessor? We’ll let you know our thoughts in our in-depth Esco Bars Mega Review.
Ripe Esco Mega Vape Bar Features
Unboxing & First Impressions
The unboxing of the Ripe Vape100 Esco Bars Mega Disposable Vape is pretty straightforward, and exactly what you would expect with a vape product like this. However, it is quite nice and offers all the information you’d need to know right up front. This includes the flavor option within the vape bar, the nicotine strength of the e-liquid that’s pre-filled, the usual nicotine warning and on the back you’ll find the ingredients.
Once you open the box, and you’re met with the Esco Bar Mega Vape Bar, it’s wrapped in plastic and both the bottom and top of the device is covered in silicone. This adds additional protection, which is appreciated! One thing to notice is that depending on the flavor you’ve got, that determines the actual color of the vape bar. For example, the Banana Berry Punch is yellow and the Pear Apricot Papaya is orange. It’s a nice touch and shows the attention to detail on this vape.
My first impression is that it’s quite slim for such a large size and when comparing it to other disposables, it offers a premium look and feel. I was expecting it to be larger since it holds a massive 14ml of vape juice inside, but didn’t expect such a slim form factor. This makes it easy to put in your pocket or bag. The only downside to the design is that you cannot see how much vape juice is inside, as the top of the Esco Bar Mega is not translucent. While it’s not the biggest issue in my opinion, it’s certainly worth mentioning. I wouldn’t worry about it since this is a disposable and not a traditional pod vape that’s refillable.
All in all, I was impressed by the Ripe x Esco Bars Mega Disposable. As mentioned earlier, it offers a premium look and feels great in the hands. Not to mention, its size is easy enough to carry with you practically everywhere you go. Now, let’s move onto the most important part, how these tastes!
Ripe x Esco Bars Mega Flavor Review
Vape 100 and Ripe Esco Bars Mega are offered in 5 different flavor options. All are available in 5% nicotine strength or 50mg salt. The flavors available are Mango Berry Ice, Pear Apricot Mango, Banana Berry Punch, Straw Melons and Blue Razzleberry Pomegranate Ice.
Banana Berry Punch
Banana Berry Punch in the Ripe Esco Bars Mega collection sounds like it’ll be pretty straightforward. I’ll be honest here, I thought it’d be pretty much banana I’d be tasting, as that’s what I usually get when I vape this type of flavor. However, I was proven wrong and this is a much better flavor than I imagined.
You do get the banana flavor, but it’s used more of a background note. On both the inhale and exhale, you get a wonderful berry punch flavor. It’s hard to pick out which exact berries, but if I had to guess I’d say a bit of blueberry, strawberry and blackberry. Either way, it’s absolutely delicious, especially with the banana in the background balancing out them all. There is an ice note (as you’d expect with pretty much any disposable nowadays), but it’s not very strong. Both on the inhale is pretty much the same, a beautiful blend of berries with a banana background.
I really didn’t think I’d like this flavor much, if any at all, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I actually did. If you’re hesitant with banana flavors, I wouldn’t worry about this one. It’s done right and tastes amazing.
Mango Berry Ice
This is an interesting one, Ripe Esco Bars Mega Mango Berry Ice. With many mango flavors, it does tend to dominate the entire experience. While it does with this vape bar, it doesn’t take over the entire experience, and you do taste the berry flavor mixed in there.
On the inhale, you’ll get a natural tasting mango flavor, but as you exhale is where you’ll taste a married blend of mango and berries. This berry is different from the previous flavor as it tastes like a mixture of blueberry and raspberries. The mango is up front as you exhale, but the berries round out the flavor. It’s a great blend of multiple fruits and offers a pretty unique taste altogether. As the name implies, you do have an ice note, but again, it’s not overwhelming and compliments the vape.
Another great flavor in this lineup of disposables, Mango Berry Ice, does not disappoint. While I personally love pure mango flavors, this is something I can easily vape all day without getting tired of it.
Pear Apricot Papaya
I normally don’t go for Pear, Apricot or Papaya flavors, so I was excited to give this one a shot. The most dominant flavor of the three is certainly apricot with pear coming in at a close second, but like the other two flavors, it’s well-balanced to offer a perfectly rounded vape experience on both the inhale and exhale.
Once you take a vape, you’ll immediately taste the apricot with a hint of pear. However, as you exhale, you’ll get a blend of pear and apricot, with the apricot flavor being the most noticeable. At the tailend is where you’ll taste the sweet papaya that lingers and provides a delightful aftertaste. I’m surprised by the aftertaste, as it lingers for quite a bit after you’ve had a vape. While this also features an icy exhale, it is not overwhelming nor takes away from the actual vape experience.
This is one I did not expect to like, as I don’t tend to favor these fruit flavors in my personal all day vapes. However, I did enjoy this one and could easily vape this on and off throughout the day. It’s a refreshing flavor that I’m sure many vapers will love.
I know a lot of vapers out there who absolutely love strawberry and watermelon flavors, and I’ll say this right up front, you’ll love this one. It’s such a smooth and tasty vape that’s both refreshing and satisfying. With the name "straw melons" it tastes exactly as you’d expect, a mixture of strawberries and watermelon. However, many flavors tend to taste like candy, and this one floats in between natural and candy tasting.
On both the inhale and exhale, you’ll get a delicious blend of watermelon and strawberry. Neither one dominates the other, and they’re married together in a way that almost resembles a bubblegum yet has that refreshing taste of natural fruits. There’s also an ever so slight hint of ice that benefits this flavor and really brings forward that refreshing aspect I mention. This is also incredibly smooth to vape!
Straw Melons in the Ripe Esco Bars Mega lineup is one that every vaper needs to try, even if you don’t enjoy these types of profiles. It’s absolutely delicious and masterfully done.
Blue Razzleberry Pomegranate Ice
Saving Blue Razzleberry Pomegranate Ice for last, as I know this is a flavor that’s done quite often, but this does not taste as you’d expect it to. This is not your standard blue raspberry flavor, which is certainly not a bad thing!
On the inhale, you get a sweet blue raspberry taste. Now, when you’re exhaling is where you’ll taste the other primary flavor - pomegranate. The first taste you get as you exhale is the blue raspberry, but at the end is where you’ll get the pomegranate. This simple addition brings a rather simple flavor to the next level and an added sweetness to the end. Additionally, it rounds out the exhale and brings forward a natural taste versus the standard candy note you’d get with a flavor like this. The ice is there too, but it’s the perfect amount.
I was impressed by this one, and it quickly rose to one of my favorites. It’s sweet enough to satisfy any cravings you might have and is delicious to vape. This is another all day vape!
Esco Bars Mega Review Conclusion
All five flavors in the Vape 100 Ripe Esco Bars Mega are amazing and deliver a quality vape experience. While they’re offered in 50mg (or 5% nicotine), they’re smooth and offer a satisfying throat hit that is sure to please newcomers and experienced vapers.
It’s hard to pick favorites as they were all great, but if I had to choose two, it would definitely be Blue Razzleberry Pomegranate Ice and Banana Berry Punch. These two are excellent, but remember taste is subjective, so what I may enjoy the most you may not!
Before ending this review, it must be said that there is plenty of value here with these disposables, and probably the most important thing. With 14ml of e-liquid inside each of these and the rechargeable battery, they can easily last someone between one and two weeks, potentially even longer if this is not something you’re vaping on constantly. The battery, while only 600 mAh, can last me through a day when vaping on another device, or if only using this one, at least half a day before needing a recharge.
With that said, I can easily recommend these to any vaper. For the money, these are hard to beat. You get a massive amount of e-liquid, a rechargeable battery and best of all, a delicious vape!
We hope you enjoyed our Ripe Esco Bars Mega Review! Let us know in the comments below what’s your favorite disposable and if you’ve had a chance to try these! As always, keep on vaping