Welcome to our review of the new VPFIT Insbar II pod kit!
VPFIT were kind enough to send us a handful of these new pod kits to try, with a bunch of different flavored pods. For the last few weeks I’ve been vaping nothing but the Insbar II in the hopes of testing it fully before writing this review.
In a nutshell, the Insbar II is a closed-pod system with a 400mAh rechargeable battery and 2ml capacity pods. The pods are available in 10 different flavors and (according to the VPFIT website) several nicotine strengths, ranging from 0mg to 50mg/ml.
For those not in the know, these types of vape devices are called closed-pod systems because the pods are non-refillable. They come filled with 2ml of e-juice and when you run out, you throw the pod away and attach a new one.
We’ve actually reviewed several vape products from VPFIT in the past, but personally this is my first time using a VPFIT pod device.
In fact, come to think of it, it’s the first pod system I’ve used since way back in 2021 when I reviewed the SMOK Nord 4!
The patriarch of our little rag-tag band of reviewers is usually responsible for all-things pod related, but I thought it was time to get back into the world of pod-vaping and see what all the fuss was about.
So without further ado, let’s get stuck into the full VPFIT Insbar II pod review!
I’d like to quickly thank Ricky at JSBVape (VPFIT) for sending me the Insbar II pod kit to review. As always, this review is completely unbiased and only contains my honest opinions on the product. This post may also contain affiliate links. If you purchase the product through our link, we may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you!) which helps us to keep the site running.
VPFIT Insbar II Pod Vape Review
- Features and Specifications
- What’s in the Box?
- VPFIT Insbar II Design & Appearance
- VPFIT Insbar II Performance
- VPFIT Insbar II Flavors
- VPFIT Insbar II Price
- VPFIT Insbar II Verdict
Features and Specifications
Dimensions (mm) 85.7(h) x 24.3(w) x 14.3(d)
Weight: 30g (Pod Attached)
Material: Aluminum Alloy
Battery: Internal Rechargeable 400mAh
Type-C USB Charging Port
Charging Time: 1 Hour
Output Power: 10w
2ml Non-Refillable Pods
600 Puff Capacity
Nicotine Strength: 0mg / 20mg / 50mg
Coil Type: 1.2ohm Mesh Coil
LED Puff Indicator
What’s in the Box?
The VPFIT Insbar II comes packaged in a small box with a thin cardboard sleeve. Printed on the front of the sleeve is the VPFIT logo, the name of the device, the battery capacity/charging capability and the usual nicotine warning.
There’s also a thin ‘outline’ or diagram of the Insbar II and a sticker displaying the color of the device inside.
On the reverse of the sleeve is the product information, the manufacturer details, the box contents and another nicotine warning.
Pressing on either end of the packaging removes the sleeve, which reveals the Insbar II displayed in a thin plastic cut-out.
Under the plastic cut-out is another small box, with the charging cable and user manual inside.
The pre-filled flavor pods came separately, in their own thin cardboard packaging designed in much the same way as the packaging the device arrived in.
On the front of the pod packaging is the VPFIT logo, a picture of the pod, the e-juice capacity, coil resistance and a nicotine warning.
On the reverse is the product information, including the ingredients, product size and manufacturer details.
Each flavor pod pack contained three individual flavor pods, protected in a foil wrapper with the flavor name printed on the front.
To remove the flavor pod, all you do is pop it out of the foil wrapper and remove the silicone plug from the mouthpiece…
All that’s left to do is insert the flavored pod into the VPFIT Insbar II device body/battery and you’re all set to vape.
VPFIT have kept the packaging design simple, with a basic grey/white pattern on both packages and the essential information printed in plain black writing.
Overall I think they’ve done a great job – it’s not too colorful or cartoonish like so many of the disposables on the market come packaged in, and most of the information I wanted was clearly visible.
I say most because it would have been nice to see the PG/VG ratio displayed on the packaging. For the majority of vapers this won’t be an issue, but for those of us suffering from any form of PG intolerance, this information would be handy!
VPFIT Insbar II | Design and Appearance
In terms of design and appearance, VPFIT have kept things simple but effective.
There are no buttons or controls to fiddle with. No variable wattage or LED display screen to worry about. The Insbar II is auto-fire, which means you just puff on the mouthpiece to activate the device and heat the coil. Ideal if you’re new to vaping and just want a simple, easy to use device.
The VPFIT Insbar II is also extremely compact, measuring in at 85.7mm(h) x 24.3mm(w) x 14.3mm(d) with the pod attached. Compared to the multi-day disposables I’ve been vaping in recent months, like the OXBAR G8000 or the MOTI PIIN C4000, the Insbar II is a tiny device, fitting comfortably in the palm of your hand.
It’s also extremely lightweight, weighing in at only 30g. The compact dimensions and lightweight design are a huge positive if you lead an active lifestyle. I’m always on the move and I like the fact I can just pop the Insbar II in a pocket or bag and forget about it until I fancy a puff.
Yet despite this lightweight design, the VPFIT Insbar II actually manages to feel surprisingly durable and well-built. I’m happy to admit I’ve been pretty rough with the three devices VPFIT sent us – even dropping them each on occasion – and aside from a few minor scuffs, there’s no significant damage or reduction in performance.
Getting back to the aesthetics, the body (or battery section) of the Insbar II is rectangular in shape, with rounded edging and a smooth Aluminum Alloy finish. There are six color options available; black, blue, silver, green, red and rose gold.
As you can see from the pictures, VPFIT sent us the red, green and rose gold color options of the Insbar II and all three look sleek and well-designed.
The color is solid (no gradient) and the branding is minimal, with ‘VPFIT’ in small white print on the front of the Insbar II and nothing else. Personally I think it strikes the perfect balance in terms of design and it’s a device I’d feel comfortable vaping anywhere, whether at home or in a formal work-place environment.
With the possible exception of the rose gold, which is more of a pink color to my eye and perhaps not the most masculine of color options…
At the top of the battery/body section of the Insbar II is the recessed section in which you insert the flavored pods (more on these later). Inside this recess are the contact pins that connect to the bottom of the pod and two small magnets to keep the pods in place.
Each of the flavored pods I tested fitted comfortably into the top of the Insbar II, with no wiggle or movement. Just be sure to give the pod a little extra push to make sure it’s fully connected to the contact pins.
The base of the VPFIT Insbar II is a solid plastic section (matching the color of the body) which houses the USB charging port, two small airflow holes and the LED indicator.
I really like the LED indicator – instead of the usual pin-hole LED you get on most devices, the entire plastic section on the bottom of the Insbar II lights up when you take a puff!
This LED will also flash twice when you insert or remove a pod, when the battery needs to be recharged and while it’s actually on charge.
Overall I’m really impressed with the design and appearance of the VPFIT Insbar II pod system. It’s compact, easy to use and perfect for beginners or those looking for a convenient vape device.
VPFIT Insbar Pods | Design
The VPFIT Insbar II pods are pre-filled and non-refillable, which means you vape them until they’re empty of e-juice and then throw them away.
If you’re using the Insbar II as your daily driver this could be cause for concern if you’re environmentally conscious. If you vape heavily like I do you’ll burn through the pods pretty quickly, which can mount up to a lot of discarded pods.
Having said that, the pods are made from PCTG (a type of clear plastic) which I believe is recyclable. If I’m right, they’re potentially far better for the environment when compared with the 600 puff disposables that are so popular at the moment.
Incidentally, there seems to be a push to ban disposables in the UK so if you’re thinking of making the switch to a pod system, now is definitely the time!
The actual design of the Insbar II pods is pretty standard, so if you’ve ever used a pod system before you’ll know exactly what to expect.
The top section of the pod is the mouthpiece…
…while the base of the pod is a solid black section which houses the coil, contact pins and magnets to hold the pod in place.
The VPFIT Insbar II pods are fitted with a 1.2ohm mesh coil and hold a TPD compliant 2ml of e-juice, which means if you’re in the UK you can vape these without getting on the wrong side of the law.
One thing I did notice, which is definitely worth mentioning, is that the Insbar II pods don’t seem to leak. With other pods I’ve used in the past, you often get a spot of e-juice around the base of the pod, or the contact pins in the actual body of your pod system.
Because the pods are also clear, you can easily see how much e-juice you have left. In fact, it’s only the lower black section of the pod that sits within the Insbar II, which means you can actually see how much e-juice is left without having to remove the pod, which is pretty handy.
As I mentioned previously, the design of the Insbar II pods is pretty standard for a closed pod system, so there isn’t too much to get excited about here. However, the design is standard in most devices for one reason… it works! And you know what they say – if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it!
VPFIT Insbar II | Performance
When we’re talking performance, I would usually break it down across whatever pod and/or coil options are available to use with the pod system. However, the VPFIT Insbar II only comes with one standard 1.2ohm pre-filled pod option so we’ll cover performance in general in this section.
First things first, the airflow is non-adjustable but perfect for me personally. I like a restrictive MTL (mouth-to-lung) draw and the Insbar II provides exactly that. It’s not too tight and not too loose – almost exactly simulating the feeling of smoking a cigarette.
The auto-draw function is flawless, with zero issues across the nine different flavored pods that VPFIT sent us. The ramp-up time is super fast as well, regardless of battery level.
Vapor production is above average, easily outperforming many of the cheap, lower puff capacity disposables on the market today. Don’t expect thick, dense clouds of the white stuff but it’s certainly comparable with a cigarette and more than enough for most people.
Battery performance is excellent considering it’s a relatively small battery at 400mAh. A full charge takes about an hour and will last around 10 hours of heavy vaping. The VPFIT Insbar II comes with a charging cable, which you insert into the Type-C USB charging port on the bottom of the device.
The LED indicator will flash while charging, until the Insbar II is fully charged, at which point the LED indicator will go out.
In terms of longevity, the VPFIT Insbar II pods are also pretty decent. They come pre-filled with 2ml of e-juice and I got around 18 hours of heavy vaping before the pods ran dry.
I do want to stress though, this is worst case scenario. My vape is attached to my hand constantly throughout the day and a light – medium vaper will get far longer out of each pod.
When you need to replace the pod, just give it a good tug to remove if from the Insbar II. Open a fresh pod, remove the silicone plug…
… and insert the new pod into the top of the Insbar II.
Just be sure to give it a good push to be sure it’s fully connected to the contact pins. The LED indicator will flash twice every time you connect or disconnect a pod.
Last but not least, I want to talk about the flavor…
The flavor range is great, with plenty of interesting options; Unicorn Milkshake and Guava Mint Orange for example. However, the strength of the flavors was slightly lower than I was expecting and threw me out a bit at first.
Don’t get me wrong, they’re not bad. In fact, many of the flavors were delicious! But I think I’ve spent so long vaping disposables with all manner of added ingredients, that I’ve become used to ridiculously strong flavors!
One thing I did notice though, was that the flavors all tasted more natural and clean than the disposables I usually vape. So take from that what you will…
Overall though, I’m really impressed with the performance of the Insbar II. The flavor range is varied, the vapor production is above average and the battery life is impressive for a pod system.
VPFIT Insbar II | Flavors
The VPFIT Insbar II is currently available in 10 different flavors, and VPFIT were kind enough to send us all but one of them (the Watermelon Lemon) to review!
- Watermelon Lemon
- Lime Rum
- Aloe Mango Berries
- Unicorn Milkshake
- Guava Mint Orange
- New Zealand Kanzi Apple
- Blueberry Melon
- Black Mamba
- Lime Orange Elderberry
As you can see, it’s a predominately fruit-based lineup but there’s a couple of unique and interesting flavor combinations that work really well together.
There’s no tobacco or purely menthol flavor, but I was pleased to see the addition of the Unicorn Milkshake. I’m a big fan of dessert flavors and for me personally this more than makes up for the lack of a menthol option.
I’ll do my best to describe the flavors I’ve tried, just keep in mind your mileage may vary.
The first flavor I tried, the Lime Rum is a unique blend of sharp, zesty lime and rich, sweet rum.
It’s not a flavor combination I’ve come across before and I quickly fell in love with this one!
As you’d expect, the sharpness of the lime is most prominent on the inhale, with the subtle, sweet undertones of the rum note adding a deliciously sweet and complex aftertaste.
A great flavor for fruity lovers and one I’d highly recommend!
Aloe Mango Berries
I’m a big fan of mango and I absolutely love this flavor!
It’s a tropical blend of sweet, perfectly ripe mango, with a blast of juicy, fresh berries and a refreshing yet subtle aloe note on the exhale.
The mango note is spot on and I found it seriously difficult to put this one down.
If you like mango, I’d definitely recommend adding this flavor to your cart!
The Unicorn Milkshake was a bit of a surprise, not at all what I’d expected.
I don’t know why exactly, but I assumed this would be a strawberry based flavor. I picture unicorns as pink for some reason, which I think translated to strawberry in my mind…
Anyway, what you actually get here is a blast of tropical, fruity flavors with a deliciously creamy exhale.
I think a better name for this one would be Rainbow Milkshake, but either way it’s a really tasty flavor.
Guava Mint Orange
The Guava Mint Orange is a refreshing blend of tropical guava, cool mint and sharp, citrusy orange.
The tangy orange and sweet, juicy guava are the main players here, with a blast of fruity flavor on the inhale.
The mint is a little too subtle for my liking here though. I prefer menthol flavors to have a real icy, fresh kick to them and I found this flavor didn’t quite make the grade for me.
Not a bad flavor by any means though, and definitely another good option for the fruity e-juice afficionados!
The Grapefruit Insbar II pod was probably my least favorite of the flavors that VPFIT sent us.
Again, it’s not a bad flavor at all if you like citrusy, tangy grapefruit. If that’s your cup of tea, this flavor will definitely be in your wheel house.
It’s just that I’m not overly fond of single-note flavors when it comes to e-juice.
I prefer to have a mix of flavor notes in my e-juice and, although it’s still a flavor I could comfortably vape throughout the day, it’s probably not a flavor I’d rush to buy again.
New Zealand Kanzi Apple
I’m going to contradict myself here…
I know I just finished telling you I’m not a fan of single-note flavors, but this one is absolutely delicious.
The sharp, tart apple note bursts with flavor on the inhale, with a super tasty sweetness that lingers after the exhale.
I couldn’t get enough of this one and found myself disappointed when it ran out.
This was easily my favorite of the flavors I tried.
A blast of sweet, yet sour blueberries and ripe, refreshing melon – I could happily vape this flavor until I’m old and grey!
The burst of sweet and sour from the blueberries, coupled with the juicy melon is an absolute match made in heaven, and I’ll definitely be ordering this flavor again!
I highly recommend the Blueberry Melon if you like a fruity flavored vape.
The Black Mamba is an interesting flavor in that I don’t know exactly what’s in this one…
VPFIT don’t have an official flavor breakdown on their website either, so I can’t even refer to that.
Personally, I think I’m picking up a rich, dark berry flavor note with a sweetness akin to blackcurrant squash. Possibly a hint of apple as well, but I can’t be sure.
Either way, it’s a tasty flavor and another I’d happily vape all day.
Lime Orange Elderberry
This was my 2nd favorite flavor and another I’ll definitely be placing an order for!
The mixture of the tangy lime, citrusy orange and sweet (very sweet!) elderberry is absolutely delicious.
VPFIT have also done the incredible and managed to avoid the floral taste that can often accompany elderberry flavored e-juice!
A fantastic flavor if you like sweet, fruity tasting juice!
Overall I’m actually really impressed with the flavors!
I still stand by my earlier comments, in that I don’t think the flavors are as strong as the disposables I’d been vaping for months prior to testing the Insbar II. But, I actually came to appreciate this as a good thing, rather than a negative.
How can this be a positive you ask?…
Well if I had to sum up the flavor of the average disposable, I’d say it’s a bit like a synthetic explosion of sugar or candy in your mouth. Somewhat of an assault on your taste buds compared to regular e-juice, or DIY e-juice.
In contrast, the VPFIT Insbar II flavor pods taste more natural, almost cleaner. And call me crazy, but less synthetic tasting e-juice can only be a good thing right?…
VPFIT Insbar II | Price
At the time of writing, the VPFIT Insbar II hasn’t yet been officially released so I’m afraid I can’t give you much info in the way of pricing.
It’s also not clear whether the Insbar II kit will include a flavored pod (or more!) with the device. Typically, if you buy a closed pod system you usually get a pod (or more!) included in the kit.
I’m hoping VPFIT will release the Insbar II at under £15 (or around $20 if you’re outside of the UK). This would put the Insbar II at the lower end of the price bracket for similarly designed pod kits currently on the market.
Whether that’s wishful thinking or not, time will tell.
However, as soon as the VPFIT Insbar II is officially released and available to buy, I’ll update the review with details of the retail price and the best place to buy one!
VPFIT Insbar II | Verdict
- Great build quality
- Sleek and stylish design
- Sturdy and durable
- Great flavor
- TPD compliant
- Multiple nicotine strengths
- Great vapor production
- Decent longevity
- Quick to charge
- Perfect MTL draw
- Easy to use
- Comfortable to hold
- No tobacco flavor
- Not much else!
I actually found myself pleasantly surprised by the VPFIT Insbar II pod system…
Aside from my initial thoughts regarding the strength of the flavors, I genuinely struggled to find a single thing I disliked about the Insbar II!
The flavors are delicious and natural tasting, the vapor production is perfect and the battery life and pod longevity are better than I expected.
I started this review after a long hiatus from traditional pod-based vaping systems, and I didn’t really know what to expect.
Two weeks and nine empty pods later, the VPFIT Insbar II has pulled me firmly back into the fold.
And there you have it ladies and gents – our VPFIT Insbar II pod review! We hope you enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it. Happy Vaping!