Product Review: The AirVape X Dry Herb Vaporizer

A Thin Vape That's More Solid Than It Looks.

AirVape X Source: Christian Parroco, Wikileaf

The AirVape X is a small but mighty vaporizer with key functions that make it stand out from others favored by seasoned stoners. It is a flower-based vaporizer with a sleek build, an easy-to-use interface, and even water-resistance.

Unboxing The AirVape X

AirVape X next to the box

Source: Christian Parroco, Wikileaf

The unveiling of a new product is always exciting, and this box left me feeling satisfied. You have the vape, which is strikingly thin while still remaining heavy, inside a sleek protective case. The case is also smell-proof, making it a great storage tool in case you have flower in your chamber already, or if you just vaped and want to conceal the smell. Beside it is a warranty card (lifetime, score!), an instruction manual, accessories, spare parts, and a micro-USB charger.

One of the coolest accessories included in the box is the wax pad insert, which allows you to go from vaping dry herb to vaping oil concentrates. E-juice should never be inserted, but wax can be added with this handy tool and you can use the vaporizer whichever way you want, or switch it up from time to time.

Features of the AirVape X

I am not an avid vape user, so the easy-to-navigate interface was a bonus. The instructions were simple: “Plug. Pack. Puff.” The vaporizer needed to be charged upon unboxing, and it took about a solid hour to be fully charged. The battery can sustain somewhere around five sessions depending on individual use. This isn’t great, but it definitely is not bad.

Loading the vaporizer was super easy and intuitive, and I’m pretty sure anyone could do it without instructions. You pull the mouthpiece off, and there you’ll find the chamber for packing. Stuff it full of herb, and put the mouthpiece back on. You’ll know it’s on there properly because it snaps in magnetically.  The vaporizer works better with ground herb.

vape and marijuana

Source: Christian Parroco, Wikileaf

The temperature control buttons are intuitive enough, with an up arrow for an increase and a down arrow for a decrease. Once you’ve found your desired temperature, it only takes about 20 seconds to heat up. You’ll know it’s ready when it (slightly obnoxiously when sitting on a table) vibrates to indicate, “I’m hot!” The temperature range on this vape is 200-428 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing the user to customize how hot their hits will be. The lower the temperature, the longer the battery life.

If you don’t use it for three minutes, the vape will turn off. It reads a pleasant, “Ciao :)” as it shuts down. The automatic shutoff is useful for safety, though can get annoying if you like to let a few minutes pass between sessions. Luckily it takes under 30 seconds to heat back up, so it doesn’t inhibit the fun too much. Still, I would like it to shut off after five minutes or something just a little longer as it seems to always “Ciao :)” as someone’s about to pick it up again. But it is a safety feature, so I can’t complain too much.

The vaporizer is heavy duty while remaining sleek. I’ve definitely seen more discreet vapes than this one, but that doesn’t mean it sticks out too much. It’s slender and ergonomic, fitting comfortably in the palm of my hands at a lightweight. Looking at it, I expected it to be heavier than it is. It’s big enough that I’d be extremely nervous to drop it because I feel like something would get damaged.

Hitting the AirVape X

vaping in front of a truck

Source: Christian Parroco, Wikileaf

The vaporizer has a very smooth and clean hit, even at the highest temperature. It smells and tastes very clean from its ceramic heating element. The vapor path is short, but the airflow box prevents it from coming out too hot. In fact, it feels cool on the lips. It needs to be cleaned often, and if you are not enjoying the taste of your draws, you probably need to give it a good scrub-down. 

I never tried it using concentrates, but it would not be my first choice for that purpose. It’s easy enough to pack some flower into the chamber that I only want it for that. You have to be sure to get an even flow with your draws, or the vaporizer will easily scorch your herb and leave an unpleasant smell.

Conclusion

This vape can do just about everything you’d want, and then some. The versatility to choose between dried flower and wax concentrates makes it an obvious choice for those who like to do both. Plus, it’s water-resistant and comes with a lifetime warranty.

I’d recommend this to a friend who vapes, as it is an elegant, sleek-bodied vaporizer that gets the job done. It has an efficient heating system that allows for plenty of customization while keeping a cooling touch at the mouthpiece. You can get some pretty big puffs out of it, so I wouldn’t recommend it to a beginner or someone not looking to get effectively baked.

At its price, you get a lot of bang for your buck with this piece, while still looking stylish and relatively discreet. It’s a little more obvious you’re holding a vaporizer with the AirVape X than some other smaller vaporizers because it is wide. However, it is still thin and lightweight and fits perfectly in a pocket and hand.

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