We are slowly reaching a point where marijuana is becoming legal in a growing number of places, especially for medicinal purposes, but there is still a long way to go before everyone can happily vape their herbs wherever and whenever they need to. Even on those places where cannabis is legal, many people still feel the need to use a high level of discretion, which is one of the reasons why vaporizers are often the preferred method of using marijuana. If you are in that group, and you switch between using wax and dry herbs, you may be under the impression that you need two separate devices. This is not the case, though, as there are vaporizers out there that are considered to be multi-function. The HipVap Vaporizer is one such model, so let’s take a closer look at it to see if it delivers the goods.
Getting to know the HipVap Vaporizer
Portability – The design of the HipVap really is a stroke of genius, as it really does look more like your standard hip flask than anything else. It’s easy to carry around, and people who see you using it may well just assume that you are having a little afternoon cocktail.
Ease of Use – This is a device that is very easy to use. Everything you need to know shows up on the digital display. It also has zero resistance, making it easy to get a nice, long draw.
Power Source – This is where the HipVap really shines when compared to any other dry herb vaporizers on the market. On a full charge, you can expect to get about 90 minutes of vaping use out of this one, which is a good half hour better than most.
Prep Time – Things are not quite so good here. The time the device takes to warm up is fine, but it’s the loading that can be problematic. The door is sometimes a little tricky to open, and since you can’t lay the vaporizer flat to load it, you may encounter some issues there.
Temperature Settings – You have total control over your temperature settings with this device. The unit holds its heat very well, and delivers a smooth hit of flavor every single time.
Vapor Quality – It really depends how you use the device in terms of vapor quality. The best results seem to come when using dry herbs as opposed to wax concentrates, although both are still good. If it’s clouds you are looking for, crank up the temperature level, although in doing so you should expect to lose taste quality.
Pricing – This is somewhere in the middle of the pack at around $150. We believe that this is a more than fair price for what you get.
Guarantee – You get a 2-year warranty with this vaporizer, which is about standard for devices in this price range.
Pros and Cons
- The hip flask design is very cool
- Can be used for dry herb and wax
- Great temperature control
- Very affordable
- Excellent vapor quality when vaping dry herbs
- Loading can be an issue
- Larger than the pen style vapes that are so popular.