I love that his question is coming back up, and that we have snow on the way
Last year, while skiing I tried just about every portable vape in my collection, aside from Zion and minivap, in bounds and on tours. For a while I was a glow guy on the mountains, but ultimately the winner ended up being the v3 pro.
While the tinymight, 510’s on dual mod( most cold proof) and others worked well, the worry of breaking or losing them detracted from the experience.
I don’t know the elevation of your home mountain but it pretty high here and unless your lighter is topped off and kept warm in a pocket, it quickly becomes useless. So dynas and nectar collectors were out for me.
Though I will say as a snowmaker, nectar collectors were my go to for a few seasons with access to mid mountain warming huts.
V3 pro works.
Is it the best, of course not but it’s cheap, reliable, and with a spare battery and doob tube, I can ski bell to bell without a return trip to the car to get my mind right. That’s a win for me. And if I lose it it a chute, it’s cheaper than the bar tab at the end of the day to replace.
I will say, covering the intake holes is a must. You need to give that little heater all the advantage you can. I keep my vape and spare battery in a pocket of a merino base layer. This seems to keep things warm enough to maintain function.
Hope this helps. Enjoy your turns, my friend.