"Perfect if you love the flavours of Lost Mary disposables, but want something a bit more sustainable that will save you a bit of cash."
Ever since the rise of disposable vapes over the past few years, the media has criticised the use of the devices, partly due to their environmental impact. Yet, disposables have become extremely popular because of their convenience, and the strong flavours they provide. So, it could be difficult to convince disposable vapers to adopt a more sustainable approach to their vaping. However, the makers of the Lost Mary disposable range believe the Tappo will (in part) tackle the environmental aspect of single-use vapes, yet retain the delivery of intense flavours associated with disposables.
Let's take a look at whether this goal has been achieved.
Plus, we'll see how it compares with the disposable version and against other prefilled pods.
Lost Mary Tappo - Look and Feel
The Lost Mary Tappo continues the popular shape of the Lost Mary BM600 disposable. The height and width of the Tappo are almost identical to the disposable, but it is around twice the depth. This 'box-style' shape has proven to be incredibly popular among vapers and could be a contributing factor in Lost Mary now outselling Elf Bars. I was a big fan of the compact box-shape Lost Mary disposable so I was delighted that it retained this form.
In terms of weight, the Lost Mary Tappo is heavier than your average disposable. That being said, it still remains incredibly lightweight relative to most e-cigarettes. It's heavy enough to give you reassurance that it's well made, yet light enough to comfortably carry in your pocket.
The finish on the Lost Mary Tappo continues Elf Bar and Lost Mary's trend of providing strong, eye-catching designs. There are 4 colours available, which vary in vibrancy but all retain a shimmering glint. My colour of choice was the silver stainless steel, which is perhaps understated compared with the usual burst of colour associated with the brand.
Lost Mary Tappo Pod Flavours
The flavour profile of the Lost Mary Tappo, and how it sized up against the BM600 disposable, was the aspect I was most excited about assessing. There are currently 15 flavours available at Totally Wicked. I didn't manage to get through all of them but the four that I did try were everything I imagined.
The first thing I noticed when inserting the pod into the Tappo battery was that the base of the pod needed pushing in first. This releases the e-liquid so it's in contact with the coil. Although this is not an obvious step to take, once you know to do it, it gives reassurance that the pod is fresh. When using the Tappo, make sure you do this before using a new pod, or you'll end with a burnt taste.
I started by testing Strawberry Ice as this was included with the starter kit. It was sweet and fruity with an icy kick. In fact, it's incredibly similar to the flavour experience of the Strawberry Ice Lost Mary BM600 disposable. I also tested Watermelon, Blue Razz Lemonade and Blueberry Sour Raspberry. All of the flavours were akin to the experience of the Lost Mary disposable, which is a big plus for me.
How Good is the Lost Mary Tappo Battery?
In my opinion, the specifications of a prefilled pod battery are vital. The capacity, output mode, and indication of remaining life are all key factors. These points often get overlooked but they can be pivotal in ensuring a user-friendly vaping experience.
The capacity of the Lost Mary Tappo battery is 750mAh. To give some context, this is more than twice the size of a Lost Mary disposable battery, and of course it is rechargeable unlike a disposable. In my experience, the fully charged battery lasted me around 8 - 10 hours of use. This meant I did have to recharge throughout the day; however, I did get through a full pod before I needed to recharge which is a plus point.
The Tappo battery has an LED indicator which I found particularly useful. There's nothing worse than being caught out with a flat battery or a dead disposable when you're out and about. The light at the front of the device illuminates red when the battery is low, blue for medium and green for high remaining battery.
The main draw-back of the Lost Mary Tappo battery was the slight lack of flavour consistency as the battery depleted. When fully charged, the flavour was much more intense than when the battery had little charge. This is due to the output mode that the Lost Mary Tappo operates in. If you value a consistent flavour throughout, regardless of remaining battery life, go for a device which operates using regulated voltage.
Is the Lost Mary Tappo Easy to Use?
The Lost Mary Tappo is very easy to use. It operates in a very similar way to a disposable vape – you just need to remember to recharge. It's activated using an auto draw function so there are no buttons to press, just inhale on the mouthpiece.
The one thing to remember to do is to prime each pod by pushing in the base before inserting it. This is really easy to do, it's more the remembering to do it part which could cause potential issues. Once done, the pod just slots into the battery and away you go, it really is that simple.
Final Thoughts on the Tappo
Overall, the Lost Mary Tappo is a good prefilled pod device. I think it's perfect if you love the flavours of Lost Mary disposables, but want something a bit more sustainable that will save you a bit of cash. The battery indicator is a particularly nice touch, and the fact you get through a 2ml before it needs recharging is important.
The size, look, and weight of the device are all positives for me as it stands out but remains classy.
Although I would have preferred a device with regulated voltage to ensure a consistent flavour, the battery performed pretty well.
To get the most out of your Lost Mary Tappo, remember to:
- Push in the base of the pod before inserting into the battery
- Check the LED battery indicator before leaving home to ensure it's sufficiently charged