- Geek Bar
The Geek Bar brand was made by Geek Vape in 2015 and was designed for ease of use in mind. Geek Vape spotted a gap in the market for a e cigarette device that not only looks stylish but allows users to “vape smarter” without the hassle of filling, charging and replacing coils. The Geek Bar was the first major disposable vape product to take the world by storm with its popularity. With its sleek design, easy to use design (no buttons, just inhale activated) and pocket friendliness, the Geek Bar phenomenon was born, selling millions of devices monthly to users looking for a premium disposable e cig. Geek Bars range of products is expanding and now includes the following vape devices, Geek Bar (Original) , Geek Bar Lite and also the new Geek Bar E600.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Geek Bar?
Geek Bar is the brand name associated with a particular disposable vaping device manufactured by Geekvape. Geek Vape are a hugely popular e cigarette manufacturer that are located in Shenzhen China and are known for their high quality products since coming into the vaping market in 2015. Geekvape have built a massive global following that is known for quality craftmanship and innovative designs.
Geekvape created the Geek Bar in 2019 as their primary single use disposable vape pen / bar to cater for users that wanted a device that was small, portable and inexpensive compared to standard vape kits. The user friendliness of the device meant that this particular model was to become their flagship disposable device which grew into the global market as the leading disposable vape in the world.
Geek Bars are renowned for their satisfying vape experience and fantastic flavour production as they provide a solid throat hit from every puff and their taste is realistic to its flavour and the draw is smooth. Geek Bars disposables are renowned for their delicious flavours and come in a large varied choice of e liquid flavours catering for all tastes.
Who can use Geek Bar device?
Anyone looking to make the transition from traditional cigarettes (aged 18 years or above) to vaping can ideally use Geek Bar disposables to help them quit smoking. They come precharged and pre-filled ready for immediate use, therefore no prior knowledge is needed for use unlike traditional vape kits. Geek bars due to their pocket friendly design are ideal for users on a night out as they are inexpensive and discreet and leak free. Disposable vapes should not be used as a social activity or for the purposes of peer approval.
Are Geek bars legal?
Geek Bars are predominantly legal to use in the UK. Due to TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) of May 2016, that came into force across EU states, only products that meet the criteria of TPD are allowed to be on sale in the EU states. The TPD rules that are applicable for disposable vape pens / vape kits are as follows:
- Device must hold no more than 2ml of e liquid
- Maximum nicotine strength of e liquid in vape device must not exceed 20mg/ml (2.0%)
- Devices intended for EU market must be submitted to MHRA before being sold
- All devices should contain relevant and correct warning information
As Geek Bar Disposables Vapes are manufactured for global users, Geekvape also make Geek Bars that hold more than 2ml e liquid and also manufacture devices with e liquid with a nicotine percentage over 2%. UK TPD laws states only 2ml and 2% nicotine strength e liquid can be sold in the UK however rules of e liquid volume capacity and e liquid strength are different in other non EU counties such as United States e.g.
E Liquid Capacity
Legal in UK?
Geek Bar Lite
20mg/ml – 2%
Yes – Buy Here
Geek Bar (Standard)
20mg/ml – 2%
Yes – Buy Here
Geek Bar Pro
50mg/ml – 5%
No – Illegal to sell in UK
Although Geek Bar Pro devices are illegal to sell in the UK as they are not TPD compliant and are a US market product, be beware of retailers trying to sell you these items. Any super strength Geek Bar Pro’s found in the UK are being seized daily by trading standards and have been in the press recently after a investigation by the tabloids that they were being sold to children.
Can You Buy a Geek Bar at 16?
Vaping equipment (vaping kits, e liquids or other vaping devices) can only be purchased in the UK (similar to France, German, Spain and Sweden) when aged 18 or above as its against the law and a criminal offence. Asking adults or even parents to buy vaping devices such as Geek Bars when under 18 years of age can result in the adult being prosecuted by local authorities as facilitating supply to minors. It is up to the retailer (whether a bricks and mortar store or online retailer) to ensure that they are not supplying vape products (whether they contain nicotine or not) to minors as the UK law is concerned with the supply of the product to minors rather than owning the devices if the user is underage. Fines of up to £2500 are being issued to retailers that do not abide by the UK vaping rules.
Are Geek Bars Safe to Use?
Geek Bars are manufactured by a market leading manufacturer (Geekvape) of e cigarettes that is known for its trustworthy products throughout the vaping industry. Geekvape are a trusted and very reputable manufacturer of e cigarette devices and Geek Bars are fully TPD compliant. Official Geek bars are safe and legal to be used in the UK however issues can arise when counterfeits and none TPD registered devices enter the supply chain. TPD registered products ensure quality and UK compliance including MHRA approval.
Questions regarding the general safety to the safety and content of Geek Bar disposables can be summarised as follows. Disposables in general are made of up of a internal lithium-ion battery, 2ml liquid chamber that holds the e liquid, coil element to vapourise the liquid and lastly a mouthpiece to draw on the device.
The e liquid used in the Geek Bar devices are nicotine salts e liquids that compromise of only two food grade products namely Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerine (50% Propylene Glycol / 50% Vegetable Glycerine) that are in our every diets on a daily basis. The nicotine type used in the devices is nicotine salt which is a naturally forming nicotine found in leaf tobacco.
Due to the Geek Bars characteristics, as well as 99% of all other disposables, these devices are manufactured for use immediately without the need to charge, fill or to add coils. This therefore means that the chance of setup issues are zero as they come ready to vape.
Can I check authenticity of a Geek Bar Product?
Due to the overwhelming success of the Geek Bar brand, unfortunately there are many counterfeit products on the market that risk the safety for their users. The easiest way to verify the authenticity of any Geek Bar product is by using the verification tool provided by Geekbar.com themselves using URL http://www.geekbar.com/security-code.html
The security code can be found on the outer packaging of the Geek Bar Disposable Vape themselves by scratching the authenticity panel to reveal authenticity code. If the product does not have a security code, then the product is definitely counterfeit and should not be used for your own safety reasons. Geek Bar have also have on the outer packaging a holographic security seal, an expiry date bar code and a serial number that verify the authenticity of the product.
You can rest assured all our stock is TPD compliant and genuine as we only purchase from the official channels.
Do Geek bars have nicotine in them?
Geek bars are available in various nicotine strengths depending on which particular model you purchase. Initially on release of the first Geek Bars, the devices were only available in 20mg Nicotine Salt strength which is 2% nicotine content. Nicotine salt e liquids allow for faster absorption of the nicotine and a smoother draw compared to freebase nicotine e liquids.
More recently Geek Bar have released Geek Bar variations that include 10mg (1%) Nicotine Salt Strength and have released a nicotine free variations of their range. Geek Bar Pro have a super high concentration of nicotine in the e liquid of 50mg (5%) that are not TPD complaint in the UK and are primarily for the United States market.
How many cigarettes equivalent are in a 2ml Geek Bar?
As Geek Bars come prefilled with 2ml of 0mg, 10mg or 20mg Nicotine Salt e liquid inside them, this is equivalent to 48 to 50 traditional cigarettes.
How Many Flavours Do Geek Bars Come In?
Geek Bars come in a variety of refreshing flavours and presently have over 27 delicious flavours in their range in teh geek bar 600 range. Full details can be found within the product page itself
What Is the Best Geek Bar Flavour?
Taste is subjective and every single users taste if different but looking at the sales trend of flavours of the Geek Bar Disposable Vapes that sell the most, we can confirm that Blue Razz Lemonade is the most popular e liquid flavour followed by the Watermelon ice. Both of these e liquid flavours have a distinct taste that users seem to love time and time again.
How Long does a Geek Bar last?
Geek Bar devices come with a pre-charged battery and pre-loaded with your favourite e liquid flavour. The duration a Geek Bar lasts depending on your particular vaping style. If the user draw length is long, the duration the device will last will be decreased dramatically as the user is consuming more of the e liquid per draw. Geek Bar lite devices provide up to 400 puffs from their 1.8ml of e liquid inside whereas standard Geek bars provide up to 575 puffs per device.
Rigours lab testing by Geek Vape (the manufacturer of Geek Bar Disposables) state that the above puff counts were achievable for users with a 1.5 second puff count.
How do I know when a Geek Bar is Empty?
Geek Bars are known for their consistent flavour delivery from start to finish. Unlike other disposable vape manufacturers, Geek Bar products are designed and calibrated so that battery runs out before the actual e liquid runs out. Once the battery becomes depleted and nears the end of its life, the led light at the base of the device starts to flash when trying to take a draw. This indicates the device is at its end of life and that the device should be disposed of safely in accordance with recycling rules.
Why does my Geek Bar taste burnt?
Geek Bar devices sometimes run out of liquid inside them and you get a “dry hit” when you vape on them, resulting in a burnt taste. A burnt taste occurs when the cotton wicking system in the Geek Bar becomes dry and when heated by the coil inside, the Geek Bar heats the dry cotton up and burns/scorches the cotton/wick giving an awful burnt taste. Usually, the cotton wicking system is wet with e liquid and when heated by the internal coil, results in vapour production.
When you get a dry hit, there are a few methods you can try to extract the last life from your Geek Bar device such as:
1. Leave the device to rest for a few minutes to allow the wicking system to re-saturate again if there is any e liquid still inside the Geek bar itself. Sometimes if you chain vape (repeatedly vape in succession) disposable devices, users do not allow enough time for the wicking system to re-soak the e liquid hence the dry hits.
2. Turn your device upside down for a while to encourage the last of the e liquid to saturate the cotton again as there may be a little e liquid inside left before the device completely runs out of e liquid, at which point you will start getting dry hits again.