Now, this week I’ve got another doozy for you, we recently copped the Apollo AirVape X, which is notably, the thinnest portable vaporizer on the market.
This is a dry herb vaporizer, but also comes equipped with a liquid pad, in case you got some concentrates going. Now, what I find interesting about AirVape X is that although it is extremely portable, they also include this carry shell with it. So, I’ve heard that with previous units, the magnetic mouthpiece on the top here, wouldn’t stick that well and so when you’re traveling around with it, in the pocket the mouthpiece is sort of flick off.
So, they included this hard-plastic carry shell, which you should just be an optional accessory. This is fantastic to any portable vape, which is looking to pack up a session with them, take it on the go and get out and about and enjoy the vapor with nature. This is a very high power device.
In terms of flavor and performance is fantastic visible vapor is off the charts. The only little drawback I can see from it is a dual convection conduction vaporizer. So if we open up this magnetic top mouthpiece here, it’s got this is a Zirconia mouthpiece on the top, pretty similar to the X Max Starry and looking at the inside, you can just see that ceramic five-pin chamber.
As I said, it acts in a little bit of a hybrid style, as you draw air through it, does have those air holes in the bottom, they’re going to help to atomize your herb and get you those essential vapors, but at the same time that chamber does get quite hot and being a thin vape, you see this in most portable vapes of this size, it’s going to be running quite hot in your hand when you’re exceeding temps of like 180 – 190 Celsius around the 400 Fahrenheit mark.
So, with this one, I usually started off very low. I’ve been starting this at about 165 Celsius which is around the 345 – 350 mark. Now, most of you will know the general temp starting portable vaporizers off at it’s like 170 – 180 degrees Celsius. So, if this one here, that conduction element does affect, but most small devices of this size, like I said, so like the Grasshopper vape or even like the CloudV F17, vapor quality quite high, but the heat of them, it’s just after a little while.
You only want to use things through a quick session. If you’re planning a sitting having a whole ten-minute blast, isn’t the device for you, but if you’re looking just for something that kicks start your day or as I said to pack up this session take it out and about, the AirVape X is going to be perfect for that. So, I’m going to pack this one up, while it’s heating up, we’ll go through, what’s in the kit and stuff a little bit, but just like most good portables, three clicks on the front and you see this little emblem pop up.
Now originally, I thought this thing was like the PUFFiT X and had an inbuilt fan because as this little blowing fan on the front, but what’s that really is just indicating is the temperatures heating up. So, this one, pretty basic display. It just displays the temperature in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. Pressing the power button and the down temperature buttons together will help change that over to Celsius so obviously if you’re in Canada or Australia like us, you can get that readout in Celsius.
Session timer as well it’s pretty cool, it’s just to the right here underneath the battery. So, indicate that you’ve got a five-minute session, if you want to switch that between a three- and five-minute session, you just press the up arrow and the temperature button so, even though it’s only got a pretty sort of average display, you can change up a fair bit with this one.
I’ll turn it off, so that’s bloody temperatures, not going to be too hot while packing it. It’s pretty simple to pack, it’s got this little ridge in the top pretty similar to the XVape Fog if you’re just dropping your little herb particles down into the middle. The chamber as well, it atomizes evenly, so compared to some other devices with the circular chamber, where you’re getting those hot spots in the middle, this one will give you pretty even vaporization. You can easily get away with a half pack chamber.
So just using my GrindeROO for that sort of medium-fine to coarse grind. I’m going to pack that up into the chamber here. Included in the kit, you get little packing tools and tweezers and stuff like that, but if you’ve got a hand grinder like this with the bottom compartment, it’s always easiest when you’re picking up a vape, it pretty much just chucked bowl over there, any spots that you’re missing can be covered up.
We’ll pack this one down nice and deep, so we can get some pretty thick clouds there, get the last of that herb in there. And as you saw when I turn this one on a second ago, very quick temperature heating up. So that’s very reminiscent of most conduction vapes, pretty sure the X Vapes, X Max Starry, does the same thing will heat up pretty quick. So, I thought this one’s flavor profile would be very similar to the Starry, which is one of our best entry-level devices, but it’s a lot more sophisticated than that.
As I said, three clicks, I’ll chuck this one just down to 170 to start with, so we get some clouds for you guys. So, 170 Celsius, let that do its thing, it will vibrate to let me know. So, what else we’ve got in the kit here. If you’re looking for an awesome quality portable vape that you can load up, take on the go and enjoy terpy clouds of vapor.