The Hyppe Max Air 5000 is a disposable and rechargeable vape with its own flare. It looks like something meant for the beach.
The device features a mesh coil and 13 mL of 5% nic salt juice in 14 flavor options. It’s powered by a rechargeable 650 mAh battery with a Type-C connection.
The Max Air 5000 is rated for up to 6500 puffs. Although it’s called “max air,” it’s got a native MTL draw. I thought the name was a bit misleading until I realized if you pull more forcefully, you can get more air than with a slow pull. It feels intentional and not just like the same effect from any other device. I still recommend thinking of this as an MTL draw though. High nicotine, remember.
The “5000” style disposable is a hot niche right now, popularized by the Elf Bar. Let’s dive in to learn more about the Hyppe Max Air 5000 and see how it performs.
Price: $15.99 (at Element Vape)
Flavors: Black sakura, caramel ice cream, cola freeze, lush freeze, mango freeze, mighty mint, naked (unflavored,) sour peach, peach freeze, strawberry freeze, strawberry sky, summer fruit, berry lemon ice, strawberry mango.
The Hyppe Max Air 5000 is an interesting looking disposable. It’s all white with neon-colored rubber that runs the contours before extending out into a mouthpiece. The colors are meant to evoke the particular flavors. It’s also equipped with a neon green ribbon-style lanyard. A bit too early-90s for me, but it’s at least handy. I removed mine.
On the front and back of the device, what appears to be ventilation or airflow are actually indicator lights. The lights on the front light up bright, blue, and big when you vape; it flashes when the device needs to be recharged. It’s too “loud” for something I’d like to carry around. I do think it looks kinda cool lighting up. It’s just that it’s so bright! I’ve used it as a light source. Got a bit dizzy doing it.
The Max Air 5000 has a slightly bigger frame than the likes of the Elf Bar 5000 series but not by enough to be a big deal. It measures 67 mm x 49 mm x 23 mm (not including the tip).
What I like most about the form factor and design is the rubber (the mouthpiece and the contours). The tip is flat, which is a nice form to draw from. And the rubber is a nice departure from the hard plastic of disposables (or metal drip tips from back in the day). The rubber edges simply make the device easier to grip. The front and back faces have a smooth matte surface, which would be slippery otherwise.
Like most disposables, there’s not much to know or do to get started. Just take the device out of the box, remove its plugs and stickers, and get to vaping. If you don’t want to use the lanyard, you don’t have to. You don’t even have to leave it on the device, thank goodness.
I received the whole line of Hyppe Max Air 5000s, but one of mine didn’t work. The sticker on the bottom of the device, which is meant to keep the juice from leaking in transit, had gotten wet and come off. The worst part is that it was the caramel ice cream—a flavor I was excited to try. I keep trying to charge it, but it won’t turn on. [Update: HYPPE sent me replacements of caramel ice cream, which I will add info on below.]
It’s a really nice hit. The more I use it, the more I like the draw and hit. I want minimal air for a proper MTL draw, but it’s nice to be able to pull a little harder and get a bigger restricted lung hit. But as mentioned, for most, this might be best considered to be an MTL draw after factoring in the high nicotine.
The harder you draw, the louder the vape gets. It’s not obnoxiously loud like a sub ohm tank, but it’s not silent either. Just taking an MTL draw is basically quiet, with only a slight airflow hiss and crackle from the coil. It gets louder as you draw harder.
The Max Air 5000 houses a mesh coil that hits warm and quick—a feature of mesh coils. There’s almost no ramp-up time, which brings the flavor on almost immediately.
Surprisingly, with the standard 5% nicotine, the throat hit in the Max Air 5000 is on the moderate side. I feel like the nicotine might be tobacco-free, although it’s not stated in the marketing materials. As an aside, I think synthetic nic mutes flavors and throat hit.
This is where the rubber meets the road. Or in the case of the Max Air 5000, where the rubber meets the mouth.
As a whole line, the flavors are above average. Good but not great. The device performs well, and mesh coils produce good flavor, but there’s something a little muted or hollow about how the flavors perform. They also taste a bit dry, whereas on something like the DRAGBAR B5000, the flavors taste juicier.
All of the Max Air flavors I tried had a cooling sensation, with the freeze and ice versions being the coldest (I wasn’t able to try the caramel ice cream, but I’m fairly certain that it has the cooling note as well). The non-freeze flavors are only lightly cooling.
The standouts of the bunch:
Caramel Ice Cream
An energetically flavored vape that jumps out of the package with an aroma of caramel ice cream. Unbelievably accurate to the target flavor. Only a slight cooling note. Easily HYPPE’s best flavor and one of the best disposable flavors I’ve tried. The name says it all.
An interestingly sweet and floral note that tastes unique and exotic. Very good. Very unique.
Sweet and minty. It tastes like peppermint with a lighter amount of spearmint.
Lively, fruity, and tart. This smells and tastes like fruits muddled together for a summer cocktail. The light cooling notes on this one work well. A good flavor.
A natural/candy-tasting strawberry mixed with strong cooling. Not a very deep-tasting strawberry, but easily identifiable.
Although there is no flavor, the satisfaction comes from the “pure” taste of vapor and nicotine. It’s always a winner. You don’t have to be in the mood for it. Only a slight cooling on this one.
The Hyppe air lasts as long, if not longer than the ZOVOO DRAGBAR B5000, which I believe lasts longer than the Elf Bar BC5000. Hyppe states that the Max Air 5000 lasts for up to 6500 puffs for the juice capacity. I’m fairly sure you’re not going to get that, but in my subjective experience, it’s lasted longer than its competitors.
As for the battery life, the 650 mAh battery has a good amount of run time. It’s hard to say exactly how much time you’ll get considering vaping habits and whatnot, but if you’ve used the Elf Bar BC5000, you can be certain you’ll get longer times between charges with the Hyppe.
Lastly, once your battery needs to be recharged, you can vape it while it charges. Charging happens via the Type-C charge port located along the bottom right-hand side of the device. It takes about an hour and some change to charge fully. While it’s charging, the bright blue lights glow. You’ll know the device is fully charged when the blue light goes out.
All in all, the Hyppe Max Air 5000 is a solid disposable vape. I like using it, but I do wish the flavors had more oomph in the way caramel ice cream does.
Out of the package, most of the HYPPE disposables have nice aromas and are quite enticing. Save for caramel ice cream, the lot of them don’t compare to the mixes from something like the DRAGBAR 5000 or Elf Bar flavors. The disposable “bar” is high, so to speak.
Another con for me is the bright lights. It’s not something I care for in a vape. That said, they do look cool. Maybe if the actual vape quality was a home run, I might care less about the lights? That’s the case with caramel ice cream! I don’t care about the lights, I just love the vape.
Either way, the bright lights are something that you should consider based on how you vape. If you like to discreetly take a puff, there’s little discretion with a large blue glowing light on your face.
The Hyppe Max Air 5000 is recommended for its coil performance, mouthpiece, and its solid airflow that can go between MTL and restricted lung hit. It’s got a consistent hit and long run times. I would highly recommend the Max Air 5000 if the flavors were stronger, but I have to stop shy of that. As a single recommendation, the caramel ice cream is incredible. That one is strongly recommended.