The Orion Bar 7500 is the new disposable ecig from Lost Vape. Lost Vape is a name that carries weight in the vape market and has been associated with high-quality vape tech and manufacturing.
Particularly after their inclusion of the Evolv DNA chipset in a refillable pod vape also known as the Orion—where the Orion Bar gets its name from—Lost Vape became a brand that floats to the surface when conjuring up solid vape brands.
Does the Orion Bar live up to that name? I’m not so sure. Let me explain the background (marketing) of the device.
With 15 flavors to choose from, the Orion Bar contains 5% nicotine, up to 7500 puffs, 18 mL of juice, and a rechargeable battery with a 650 mAh capacity. The Orion Bar also comes equipped with an airflow controller that goes from a tight MTL to a restricted lung hit.
As a long-time vaper that’s knowledgeable about big names in the marketplace, a vape product that bears the name Lost Vape has a certain standard—better yet, an expectation—that comes with it in terms of build and vape quality. See if the Orion Bar met my expectations, or whether it’s “just” another cool looking disposable.
Let’s get to it.
Price: $17.99 (at Element Vape)
Flavors: Aloe Grape, Banana Cake, Blueberry Raspberry, Cool Mint, Grape Energy, Lush Ice, Mango Ice, Orange Ice, Peach Mango Watermelon, Pineapple Ice, Pineapple Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, Rainbow Drop, Sour Apple Ice, Strawberry Kiwi.
The Orion Bar 7500 is a disposable clearly made with the “vaper aesthetic” in mind. It looks like a miniature box mod/AIO.
The device is built on a classic C-frame for box mods—it’s got that vape shop vibe. Hand check, anyone? It fits and feels good in the hand, despite being slightly larger than the Elf Bar BC5000.
Inside the device, you can see two visible sections (since the device is transparent). One part is covered in graphic art from some artist whose name I can’t make out. The artwork and colors vary depending on the flavor (each color suggests the flavor, but the flavor names are written out inside as well). The imagery also has, somehow, that vaper aesthetic circa 2018. The graphic art encases and conceals the electronics, e-liquid, polyfil, and coil.
The other part you can see inside the Orion Bar is cylindrical and appears to be a battery. It’s got a wrap that says Orion.
Of note, I tried my best to take this device apart to see what was going on inside so I wouldn’t have to assume. I could not get it open! Even though I’m a hacking master, I had no luck with getting inside the Orion Bar.
With that in mind, the Lost Vape Orion Bar is at least durable, despite how I feel about its performance (that I’ll get to shortly). Although it’s plastic, this is a heavy-duty plastic worthy of Lost Vape branding.
The Orion Bar 7500 is ready to vape once it’s removed from its packaging. Of note, once you take the device out of its box, there will be a silver sticker on the bottom of the disposable that is there to keep the airflow sealed and dry during transit. Remove that sticker before trying to vape it.
Also on the bottom of the device, there’s your USB-C port for recharging and the airflow controller. It’s a little switch that can be moved from right to left that opens or closes the airflow to tighten or loosen up the draw.
The Lost Vape Orion Bar 7500 has a decent MTL draw up to a restricted lung hit. For me, the restricted lung hit works better than the MTL draw. Although the device has adjustable airflow, the MTL draw feels weak until it starts to veer into the restricted lung category. The restricted lung hit feels more native to how this vape wants to perform. I keep mine all the way open.
That said, it still feels like a weak hit even with the airflow open.
The throat hit is okay but not very impactful. Although the nicotine is 5%, it hits like it’s synthetic nicotine, which doesn’t have as strong a throat hit.
Luckily, there are no issues like getting juice in the mouth, spitting, or popping. In general, the experience with drawing on the device doesn’t have typical issues, but it also misses the mark with the basics of a good vape since the hits feel weak.
The flavors as a whole are average. Generally speaking, the flavor mixes are fine; it’s just that the strength of the flavor doesn’t shine through. They’re mostly muted. The aroma is nice, and the flavors taste natural, but they’re just too light. I tried the whole lineup of flavors, and these are my favorites.
The flavor popularized by BLVK, aloe grape is flavor with a moderate cooling note holding together the grape and that exotic botanical taste of aloe. It’s smooth and sweet and unique.
An intoxicating aroma of a spongy cake and baked banana. It’s a classic dessert vape flavor. The cake note comes through predominantly on the inhale (aroma) with the flavor dominated by the banana. The banana is a little bit on the candy side, but still relatively tasty. Mild cooling on this one.
Lost Vape’s “lush” is an ice and watermelon flavor that is oddly one of the more flavorful options. Normally watermelon is a light flavor, but here it’s natural tasting, fairly easy to identify, and uncommonly flavorful. The ice isn’t as strong as you’d expect. It’s got a mid-level cooling.
Sour Apple Ice
Straightforward and exactly what you’d expect. It tastes and smells like the “rancher” candies with a strong ice note. It’s another one of the more flavorful juices from this lineup.
A light hit of spearmint and peppermint with only light cooling. Although it’s not as flavorful as some of my other favorites, the mint is refreshing and tasty enough that I still enjoy it.
These batteries don’t last long, and they feel underpowered. Compared with the Elfbar BC5000, which also has a battery rated at 650 mAh, the Orion Bar does not measure up for battery performance.
Similarly disappointing, the stated 18 mL of juice seems like a gross exaggeration. There are times when the hit seems stressed out, teetering on dry hits like the device is almost empty. Almost from the moment it’s removed from the package, the Lost Vape Orion performs like another disposable once they’re almost finished.
There’s no pass-thru charging, and the battery takes about 45 minutes to an hour to charge.
I had high hopes for the Lost Vape Orion Bar, especially because I like Lost Vape as a brand. Unfortunately, the Orion Bar failed to meet my expectations. The design is subjectively cool and the quality of the construction is objectively well-made, but the performance is below the standards associated with Lost Vape. If I were searching for a disposable vape, I’d sooner recommend the Elf Bar or Dragbar.