Looking for least smelly vape under $200 for at-home use in complex with no-marijuana policy

Yeah budget vapes really can't compare to high-end vapes for flavor in my experience, even though my V3pro is pretty neutral after a good cleaning and burn off then airing it out when it arrived, I can get flavor shining through, but it's still not the same, there is that subtle background flavor (though it is not as bad as my Roffu) so you have to make a sacrifice somewhere for a portable like this unfortunately even with glass...



Okay so I would highly recommend you ask Alan about grabbing an iHeat from him then, you can find whatever mod you like to go with it, and just use straight wattage mode for simple use if you don't want to go down the rabbit hole of setting up temp control (if you do want that then you need to pay a bit more attention into what mod you choose) but that would allow you to have a more similar experience you enjoy with the HI at home, on demand when on the go... :tup:

Yeah it's a shame because it's just such an awesome little unit. I'm pretty finicky with stuff like this, but most people I know wouldn't care. Would you say that the DynaVap has any edge vs the v3 Pro on flavor? If not then perhaps I will look into a more portable HI experience...
 
Cumulonimbus,
Do not use iso alcohol on the plastic, just soapy water! The plastic mouthpiece itself should be pretty neutral, make sure you clean the silicone on the inside, and the ceramic pathway, along with the metal screen, and metal bowl too (upside down)

Yeah that's not the thing to be concerned about, for one thing the body is aluminum not plastic, around the outside of heating element where the air intake holes are and where the chamber is... There may be some sort of insulation material near or around the heating element and chamber, but it should be safe if so? They've made a lot of products and come a long way in their design, using this compared with a previous one, I can definitely taste the difference at least!

Regarding the iso, I got that idea from their user manual, which states:

For deep clean, immerse all pieces except plastic mouthpiece in isopropyl alcohol for 10-20 minutes, rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry before reassembling. Stainless steel oven cleaning: use brush to sweep inside and cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol.
EDIT: Oh god I'm so dumb - it literally says "except plastic".
 

GoldenBud

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IMHO, just get some kind of Carbon Filter, like they use in growing setups... blow the vapor inside of it, it also has another important advantage, it will make you vape less.. if you know that you need to blow air inside the filter..
 
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Shit Snacks

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Yeah it's a shame because it's just such an awesome little unit. I'm pretty finicky with stuff like this, but most people I know wouldn't care. Would you say that the DynaVap has any edge vs the v3 Pro on flavor? If not then perhaps I will look into a more portable HI experience...

I feel you dude, I do think this is the best budget vape I've ever experienced, not just power and convenience, primarily the flavor and vapor quality in fact... But it still can't quite compare to the top tier!

HI is like very pristine flavor, so if you're stepping down with the portable, you're really going to notice it, which is why I suggest his IH so you don't have to sacrifice in that department, you still get full power and full purity...

DynaVap is not at all a flavor pick, it can have pure materials, but they're all metal now, and you have to heat it with something else separate, I've never used an induction heater myself, but using a torch is annoying as fuck haha I have the OG all glass vap cap from way back when just as a novelty item, not at all useful, and I never had much luck with the titanium tips way back when, have not been motivated to try again or with the heater because I think the chamber is small and the whole process of using the vape is annoying, not at all a convenient thing to use out and about in my mind in the slightest, though there are people that do and are satisfied! But like it's super easy to just roast and overcook the weed, with a dynavap because it is a mostly conduction experience, cooking the weed for you by the time you start inhaling it, it's already tasting bad lol

So yeah if you really want the purity and flavor I would stick with a portable that allows you to use glass stems as the chamber and vapor path (you can buy wood stems from Alan too so you don't have to worry about them breaking) with pure convection on demand...

Yeah you see so they say not to get alcohol on the plastic mouthpiece, also I don't know about the time, it's not about soaking, it's about rinsing and scrubbing, because you also don't want it to soak in the alcohol flavors, you then need to rinse again and let it air out to fully neutralize.
 
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Yeah I guess I'd be willing to sacrifice on convenience so I can get that pure flavor. And regarding the DynaVap, I watched some YouTube vids and the post-vape plant matter looked way too dark for my taste - almost similar looking to combustion. And I wouldn't use a torch. Yeah it seems like maybe not the pick based on what I've been watching.

I'll shoot Alan another email and see what he has. I feel like the log set the bar really high for me and now it's hard to step down to anything else lol.
 

Shit Snacks

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I'll shoot Alan another email and see what he has. I feel like the log set the bar really high for me and now it's hard to step down to anything else lol.

Haha exactly, let him hook you up again so you don't have to take that step down!
 
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Siebter

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And regarding the DynaVap, I watched some YouTube vids and the post-vape plant matter looked way too dark for my taste - almost similar looking to combustion.

I'm not trying to move you towards the Dynavaps, but just for the record: how dark your flower will get is absolutely up to you and a Dynavap session most certainly is not necessarily a ride on the dragon of combustion. It's actually very easy to keep the temps low if you know how. While the taste is definitely in another league from what some top tier devices may produce, it's still very enjoyable (and a matter of personal taste anyway of course). The convenience factor is yet another personal matter. If you like the idea in general, handling a torch will become second nature. If not → then not. :-)

Reviewers on the other hand often want to show off a bit and thus love to produce big clouds that results in dark abv. They do that with pretty much any device. That doesn't have to mean anything for you at all.
 

Texus

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I am gonna be another voice for them Dynavap. As long as you keep it clean you can have some great very flavorful hits. Especially if you are using with an induction heater, and I'd get a low temp cap so you have a click for reference at a lower temp. Should be able to get nice light roast you want.

I know that @Shit Snacks pushes HI haaard and is a great source of advice, but he's the only one I see pushing HI on this thread. Do your homework and don't get railroaded by the most vocal participant of the thread. (Note: I have no direct experience with any HI)

Personally, I'd reach out to Xmax customer/warranty service about the smell. And take a look at its thread to see what folks are saying there. May just need a warranty replacement.

I am not sure that blindfolded I could tell the difference between my v3 Pro and my Mighty (which has reassurance of being a medically approved device). Will have to give that a try later...
 
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I know that @Shit Snacks pushes HI haaard and is a great source of advice, but he's the only one I see pushing HI on this thread. Do your homework and don't get railroaded by the most vocal participant of the thread. (Note: I have no direct experience with any HI)

To be fair, he already chose the HI, so I am pushing him on grabbing the IH (iHeat) from Alan as well since he is such a big fan of his HI... For purity without sacrificing power at reasonable prices he is just pretty tough to beat! That was why I advocated for that option here based on OP's needs at home and on the go...

I am not sure that blindfolded I could tell the difference between my v3 Pro and my Mighty (which has reassurance of being a medically approved device). Will have to give that a try later...

While I don't think the mighty's medical approval means much at all for reassurance practically, I definitely think I prefer the flavor from my v3pro with the on demand convection, the slow session conduction of the mighty was a big damper on flavor for me, the entire profile, along with that long plastic pathway (comparing the two with direct glass WPA option however I think I prefer the XMax flavor even so though I probably would need to do a head-to-head comparison to be certain)
 

Texus

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To be fair, he already chose the HI, so I am pushing him on grabbing the IH (iHeat) from Alan as well since he is such a big fan of his HI... For purity without sacrificing power at reasonable prices he is just pretty tough to beat! That was why I advocated for that option here based on OP's needs at home and on the go...



While I don't think the mighty's medical approval means much at all for reassurance practically, I definitely think I prefer the flavor from my v3pro with the on demand convection, the slow session conduction of the mighty was a big damper on flavor for me, the entire profile, along with that long plastic pathway (comparing the two with direct glass WPA option however I think I prefer the XMax flavor even so though I probably would need to do a head-to-head comparison to be certain)

Well said. I always appreciate our dialogue on these forums. And yea, I must get a HI device.
 
I'm not trying to move you towards the Dynavaps, but just for the record: how dark your flower will get is absolutely up to you and a Dynavap session most certainly is not necessarily a ride on the dragon of combustion. It's actually very easy to keep the temps low if you know how. While the taste is definitely in another league from what some top tier devices may produce, it's still very enjoyable (and a matter of personal taste anyway of course). The convenience factor is yet another personal matter. If you like the idea in general, handling a torch will become second nature. If not → then not. :-)

Reviewers on the other hand often want to show off a bit and thus love to produce big clouds that results in dark abv. They do that with pretty much any device. That doesn't have to mean anything for you at all.

That's fair enough. I suppose I wouldn't use a torch due to the inconvenience of one, considering the situations I want to use a portable vape in. I like torches well enough but I wouldn't bust one out in public without getting noticed (the whole motion of spinning it while torching it certainly reminds me of something). But it's a good point about YouTubers wanting to create impressive clouds :lol: I guess that does give me pause.

I am gonna be another voice for them Dynavap. As long as you keep it clean you can have some great very flavorful hits. Especially if you are using with an induction heater, and I'd get a low temp cap so you have a click for reference at a lower temp. Should be able to get nice light roast you want.

I know that @Shit Snacks pushes HI haaard and is a great source of advice, but he's the only one I see pushing HI on this thread. Do your homework and don't get railroaded by the most vocal participant of the thread. (Note: I have no direct experience with any HI)

Personally, I'd reach out to Xmax customer/warranty service about the smell. And take a look at its thread to see what folks are saying there. May just need a warranty replacement.

I am not sure that blindfolded I could tell the difference between my v3 Pro and my Mighty (which has reassurance of being a medically approved device). Will have to give that a try later...

The option for a low temp cap that clicks at a lower temp is definitely desirable. I always prefer lower temps (honestly I use the lowest temps possible to vape).

Regarding the HI suggestion, there was someone else that actually recommended it before he did, and of all the desktop setups I considered initially, that seemed like the best choice. And I truly love that thing, it just tastes so clean, it makes my flower last forEVER, and I enjoy that it's just made by some guy and not a big company :lol:

To be fair, he already chose the HI, so I am pushing him on grabbing the IH (iHeat) from Alan as well since he is such a big fan of his HI... For purity without sacrificing power at reasonable prices he is just pretty tough to beat! That was why I advocated for that option here based on OP's needs at home and on the go...



While I don't think the mighty's medical approval means much at all for reassurance practically, I definitely think I prefer the flavor from my v3pro with the on demand convection, the slow session conduction of the mighty was a big damper on flavor for me, the entire profile, along with that long plastic pathway (comparing the two with direct glass WPA option however I think I prefer the XMax flavor even so though I probably would need to do a head-to-head comparison to be certain)

She*, but yes that is exactly why I considered the IH - our HI has a very good, clean flavor that just FEELS right, and the price point was great for the quality. I'll admit it isn't the most convenient thing in the world (we sometimes struggle with the little mesh screen), but all things considered, I'm very happy with it.


Anyways, about the xMax taste, some shit has come to light in the last 30 min that I didn't realize until now (and I'm sure many of you will get a kick out of this): I was recently given a large nug of weed from a questionable person while on a job site and when I told my partner about it he suggested we toss it. I had previously smoked some already and didn't notice anything weird so I said "naw it's totally fine". Well, he just informed me this evening after trying it that it had a weird chemical taste (even in the HI), and I realized that I've been using it in the xMax. So... yeah. :doh::clap: (that is sarcastic clapping if you can't tell). I guess I need to clean it up and reassess it with some non-questionable flower. 😅
 

Vaporware

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That’s disturbing to hear as since you’ve been inhaling it, but I’m glad the V3 Pro may not taste as bad as you thought.

That said, I only use vaporizers with heaters and air/vapor paths made of metal, glass or ceramic. Oh, and I have a couple of wooden stems on the way.

If there is anything plastic, silicone, etc. involved, while I might recommend it since most people are less picky, I’m probably not going to use it.

Now I wish I’d asked if you cared about things like that, but if we asked everyone those kinds of questions you’d have to fill out a form just to get any advice! :doh:

I hope you end up liking it more with different flower, but if you don’t your preferences may be closer to mine.

Also, on Dynavap stuff, I think they’re good and fun/useful in the right situations, but not at the top of most categories other than durability and mimicking smoking for a lot of people.

I do still have and use them though, mostly with an Induction Heater and often including with a Dynacoil for concentrates. Most people here don’t seem to love the coil, but if I load small amounts I can get several light to medium draws that work well for me.

I haven’t felt the need to clean it often either, the way I use it. I think people who use larger amounts at once might have a different experience.

With that setup though, in case you ever try it, it’s good to know that at least on the first draw after loading you should hold the IH up so the cap and tip aren’t facing down or the concentrate will melt onto the cap and be less pleasant. :2c:
 

Zipford

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The apartment lease forbids any smoking or vaping of tobacco or marijuana anywhere on the property (to the edge of the lot). I'm looking to be as discrete as possible so that I don't have to switch to edibles (which I really don't want to do). My main concern is the smell being detectible to anyone. Really flexible on everything else, provided it's under $200. Just want to be able to get high like normal without too much fuss. Prior to this new lease, I used a bong and was happy with that.

I've been reading that on-demand convection is the way to go for this. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Price - Up to $200
Delivery system - At home
Efficiency - I'm flexible
Manufacturer - US would be good
Stealth - Easily stashed away in a box, preferably.
Learning curve - Beginner-friendly
Temperature control - I'm flexible
I'd suggest a wax pen for less smell in terms of the vapor you're exhaling. I have the Linx Hypnos Zero and am happy with it, though there is a little learning curve in terms of how much to load, etc., but nothing daunting. I find that vaping wax or distillate has less of a scent than flower. The Zero has a clean air path unless a ceramic heating surface bothers you. It's also well within your price range, and there are other pens that are probably good too. But the Zero is known for smallish clouds and has low temp options (just 4 settings, but they seem to cover most bases, I never use the highest level and you said you use low temps anyway). Just my $.02.
 
Zipford,

Shit Snacks

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I'd suggest a wax pen for less smell in terms of the vapor you're exhaling. I have the Linx Hypnos Zero and am happy with it, though there is a little learning curve in terms of how much to load, etc., but nothing daunting. I find that vaping wax or distillate has less of a scent than flower. The Zero has a clean air path unless a ceramic heating surface bothers you. It's also well within your price range, and there are other pens that are probably good too. But the Zero is known for smallish clouds and has low temp options (just 4 settings, but they seem to cover most bases, I never use the highest level and you said you use low temps anyway). Just my $.02.

Again, the OP already answered this question, the thread is just still going on lol
 
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That’s disturbing to hear as since you’ve been inhaling it, but I’m glad the V3 Pro may not taste as bad as you thought.

That said, I only use vaporizers with heaters and air/vapor paths made of metal, glass or ceramic. Oh, and I have a couple of wooden stems on the way.

If there is anything plastic, silicone, etc. involved, while I might recommend it since most people are less picky, I’m probably not going to use it.

Now I wish I’d asked if you cared about things like that, but if we asked everyone those kinds of questions you’d have to fill out a form just to get any advice! :doh:

I hope you end up liking it more with different flower, but if you don’t your preferences may be closer to mine.

Also, on Dynavap stuff, I think they’re good and fun/useful in the right situations, but not at the top of most categories other than durability and mimicking smoking for a lot of people.

I do still have and use them though, mostly with an Induction Heater and often including with a Dynacoil for concentrates. Most people here don’t seem to love the coil, but if I load small amounts I can get several light to medium draws that work well for me.

I haven’t felt the need to clean it often either, the way I use it. I think people who use larger amounts at once might have a different experience.

With that setup though, in case you ever try it, it’s good to know that at least on the first draw after loading you should hold the IH up so the cap and tip aren’t facing down or the concentrate will melt onto the cap and be less pleasant. :2c:

As far as the yucky weed is concerned, it's not a big deal as a one-off event, but I'd definitely be a little concerned if that was someone's daily flower. But yeah I have the same predilections with materials - always prefer glass, stainless steel, titanium, ceramic, wood, etc. I'm not the kind of person that demands "natural" products, but plastics and stuff are a whole other deal, and I never feel convinced or comforted by an inadequate amount of evidence of harm (so far).

ETA: Well except for the whole microplastics thing lol

Again, the OP already answered this question, the thread is just still going on lol

Ah geez I'm sorry, I should have made a new thread. :shrug: That's my bad.
 

bossman

Gentleman Of Leisure
Okay, update time: Not a big fan of the xMax v3 pro... It's so awesome and convenient, basically everything I was looking for, buuut... The taste. I just can't get behind the plastic taste. Some say it goes away after a few weeks, but it just sketches me out. I'm not a crunchy person who is scared of "chemicals" (everything is chemicals), but plastics freak me out. I think I'm probably more wary than the average person due to having reduced lung function, so this probably won't be much of an issue for most.

Anyways, I'm now scoping out the DynaVap and will report back on that. Yeah, it's not necessarily what I had in mind and the v3 Pro was basically perfect from a convenience perspective, but I'm going to give it a shot. I just really love the taste/feel of the Heat Island and I'd love something that has a similar "pure" feeling.
I can't recommend any vapcap offering with you already disappointed with the flavor of the V3 Pro. Vapcaps are conduction vapes and I'd never use the word "pure" to describe the vapor quality.

The V3 Pro flavor will improve marginally once it's been used a handful of times. The "pure" upgrade is the Tinymight sans cooling unit, but of course it costs more than twice as much.

An iHeat on an eleaf iStick Rim C running arctic fox would be a good convection portable. You'd need a safe stem and you'd need to tote a little case: the iHeat is like a Tetra or Splinter in that you don't carry it around with the stem inserted.

When your budget allows take the plunge and get a TM. The power, consistency and ease of use are hard to beat and as long as you nix the cooling unit the flavor from its punchy heater and an all glass vapor path is excellent. I've been using mine with this wonderful Dhgate j-hook that's $23 for a two pack

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Zipford

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Again, the OP already answered this question, the thread is just still going on lol
Perhaps, but I just don't see a flower vape, including the V3, as something you could use indoors without your apartment/house smelling like weed. As far as I'm concerned, the tastier the hit, the smellier the cloud. That is a particular concern for me as well, though it isn't for everyone.

And Lord knows, buying one vape doesn't prevent the purchase of a second, third, fourth . . . Heck, he could still buy a Zero and be within his $200 budget.

So apologies for being late, but I think a wax pen ticks OP's boxes better than a flower vape.
 
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Shit Snacks

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Perhaps, but I just don't see a flower vape, including the V3, as something you could use indoors without your apartment/house smelling like weed. As far as I'm concerned, the tastier the hit, the smellier the cloud. That is a particular concern for me as well, though it isn't for everyone.

And Lord knows, buying one vape doesn't prevent the purchase of a second, third, fourth . . . Heck, he could still buy a Zero and be within his $200 budget.

So apologies for being late, but I think a wax pen ticks OP's boxes better than a flower vape.

Again, you're not up to date on this thread, OP did not go with the Xmax for their house vape, they went with the Heat Island and are very satisfied... They then asked about an out and about portable, potentially to take on hikes, that is when they got the V3pro and jury is still out on it because the HI set the standards too high, so I suggested iHeat for the portable so there is no vapor quality loss
 
I can't recommend any vapcap offering with you already disappointed with the flavor of the V3 Pro. Vapcaps are conduction vapes and I'd never use the word "pure" to describe the vapor quality.

The V3 Pro flavor will improve marginally once it's been used a handful of times. The "pure" upgrade is the Tinymight sans cooling unit, but of course it costs more than twice as much.

An iHeat on an eleaf iStick Rim C running arctic fox would be a good convection portable. You'd need a safe stem and you'd need to tote a little case: the iHeat is like a Tetra or Splinter in that you don't carry it around with the stem inserted.

When your budget allows take the plunge and get a TM. The power, consistency and ease of use are hard to beat and as long as you nix the cooling unit the flavor from its punchy heater and an all glass vapor path is excellent. I've been using mine with this wonderful Dhgate j-hook that's $23 for a two pack

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Wow, I hadn't checked out the TM before because I immediately had to disregard it due to the price, but damn. Seems like a much more convenient way to get a similar vapor quality. But yeah for the price it doesn't seem worth it to me at this point. I'm fine with a slight bit more inconvenience to save $$$ and still get nice vapor.

Also, forgive me for being obtuse because I'm still super new to all of this, but is the cooling unit already included in the TM or is it an add-on? And you're saying you get a better result not using it and instead just having a longer all-glass vapor path with a bend?

Perhaps, but I just don't see a flower vape, including the V3, as something you could use indoors without your apartment/house smelling like weed. As far as I'm concerned, the tastier the hit, the smellier the cloud. That is a particular concern for me as well, though it isn't for everyone.

And Lord knows, buying one vape doesn't prevent the purchase of a second, third, fourth . . . Heck, he could still buy a Zero and be within his $200 budget.

So apologies for being late, but I think a wax pen ticks OP's boxes better than a flower vape.

Totally disagree. I had to take a few days off vaping this last weekend and when I came home I didn't even know that my partner had been vaping because it just didn't smell like weed, like at all. And that was after being away and having taken a break, and my sense of smell is pretty sharp. So no I honestly can't detect a thing. I can, however, smell the stuff once I open the container I keep it in :lol:
 

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is the cooling unit already included in the TM
Yea it is
And you're saying you get a better result not using it and instead just having a longer all-glass vapor path with a bend?
A popular method to use TM is with a WPA (which is an add-on) and a right angled j-hook like the ones with the spikes yingmin5 sells rather affordable. Very efficient cooling.

Re: smell, yeah my experience is also that even after the clouds have barely settled smell is gone or at least unidentifiable.
 

Shit Snacks

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Wow, I hadn't checked out the TM before because I immediately had to disregard it due to the price, but damn. Seems like a much more convenient way to get a similar vapor quality. But yeah for the price it doesn't seem worth it to me at this point. I'm fine with a slight bit more inconvenience to save $$$ and still get nice vapor

Yeah I wasn't pushing the TM because you didn't want to pay that much, but it is the overall best like a mobile HI, the iHeat can be had for a bit cheaper maybe but you need a separate mod and have to set up temp control yourself, the TM is already good to go all in one and my favorite vape overall ...

Also, forgive me for being obtuse because I'm still super new to all of this, but is the cooling unit already included in the TM or is it an add-on? And you're saying you get a better result not using it and instead just having a longer all-glass vapor path with a bend?

Correct, it comes with cooling unit and short stem, and that is fine, but especially at home I never use it, and now there are other alternative cooling stems available as well, but yes best way is using with a plane WPA and a triple right angle hook so you get a long open glass vapor path with enough cooling and you can still hold it in one hand... This is some of the best vapor quality and you can also use hook like that very well with your HI and a WPA too! Hook Link
 
Yea it is

A popular method to use TM is with a WPA (which is an add-on) and a right angled j-hook like the ones with the spikes yingmin5 sells rather affordable. Very efficient cooling.

Re: smell, yeah my experience is also that even after the clouds have barely settled smell is gone or at least unidentifiable.

I will have to look into that. I am pretty interested now after all I've been reading/watching of the TM. It would be a nice investment, and I didn't originally want to spend that much money but I did get overtime this month, so... :hmm:

About the smell, it's funny because I was so freaked out about getting caught before I moved in, but it's a complete non-issue. I might have already shared this, but my closest neighbor is a total weed demon - I can smell it strongly every time she opens her door. And I hear her talking to the property manager with the front door open, sounding very friendly with each other. So basically, I have nothing to worry about. But I am glad that I was freaked out enough to switch from smoking to vaping because I must admit my lungs have been doing slightly better these days - noticing less frequent shortness of breath, and more often I feel like I'm able to take a deep breath when I want to. Vaping does still aggravate my lungs a little bit, which is to be expected of course, and might just be my body reacting to the THC more than anything, but it's undeniable that it's an improvement from inhaling smoke. If nothing else, I'm saving a ton on weed and definitely enjoying the experience more, so I guess I can justify my vape spending with that. :tup:

Yeah I wasn't pushing the TM because you didn't want to pay that much, but it is the overall best like a mobile HI, the iHeat can be had for a bit cheaper maybe but you need a separate mod and have to set up temp control yourself, the TM is already good to go all in one and my favorite vape overall ...



Correct, it comes with cooling unit and short stem, and that is fine, but especially at home I never use it, and now there are other alternative cooling stems available as well, but yes best way is using with a plane WPA and a triple right angle hook so you get a long open glass vapor path with enough cooling and you can still hold it in one hand... This is some of the best vapor quality and you can also use hook like that very well with your HI and a WPA too! Hook Link

That's totally fair - at the time when I originally made this thread I was really scrimping due to the move, but things are slightly easier now so I'm reassessing my budget. Do you consider the TM a good investment/built to last? Considering that I'd be having to purchase a mod box for the IH anyways (which I assume would be $50-100?), it might be worth it to shell out the extra for a TM... Really seems to check all my boxes as far as quality and convenience.
 

Shit Snacks

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Do you consider the TM a good investment/built to last? Considering that I'd be having to purchase a mod box for the IH anyways (which I assume would be $50-100?), it might be worth it to shell out the extra for a TM...

Yeah I do, I have one of the earlier originals, and then I got another little over a year later, it's been over a year with that one, if you check the thread here, start at the most recent page and just skim backwards, you should see some very positive reports about it from many who have had it for a while now too... And there have been some rolling updates so the model you buy now will be the latest and greatest most polished with all the small little upgrades... And there are a lot of alternative accessories out now, like I said the best way to use it, you're going to want to get the WPA and a hook, but that doesn't add to the price too much... Yeah it's just simple and powerful and full featured, very effective and very pure and tasty!

iHeat itself cost like $100 I think and he may not have one ready to send right away, although the timing could work out the same, TMs are shipping right now pretty quick so I think you could get it faster... The mod doesn't even have to be $50, it really depends, there's a lot of options, but that's why it's more of a rabbit hole involved, you could maybe get a nice one for $30 more like, I have ones like that, but some of them are hard to find now... And you still have to configure the temp control yourself, it can be a nice setup, the stems connect with 18mm glass to wood connection though instead of the glass tube to o-ring and metal of the TM.
 

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Personally my favorite portable designs are the Nomad and Toad, but they are not at all quick and easy to get, they’re a little more expensive, and they are unregulated so when you hold the button it just heats continuously and you have to get the heat level right by adjusting the time you hold the button before drawing and your draw speed. They’re not for everyone, but they’re beautiful little on demand convection devices.

Short of that, the TinyMight is maybe the best pocketable vaporizer you can order right now. It uses a similar stem (held in with o-rings instead of the less secure glass on glass or glass on wood tapered connection), it has an even bigger heater, it’s regulated so you set a temp and that’s what you get, and it consistently delivers solid on-demand performance including huge hits if you want them.

I haven’t used one, and some people end up not liking them, but if I had to recommend a pocketable vaporizer to someone who wanted to put an order in today, I think it would be my top pick.

I also like the Firewood 7 (ceramic hybrid heater), but it’s out of production and selling for high prices from what I’ve heard. The Firewood 8 may be even better, but it could be released tomorrow or months from now so I don’t know if you want to wait for it or not.

The iHeat and others are also good options, but a little less pocket friendly. There just aren’t a lot of great pocketable on-demand vaporizers out there, and I’m assuming you don’t want a full session every time so I’ll skip talking about conduction or other hybrids because few of them work well for just a quick draw…you need a few mins, several draws and you probably want to use up the load in a session or two for best results.

If that sounds interesting though, the DaVinci IQ2 is I believe still a solid example of that category. I used a DaVinci Ascent for the first few years and I still think it’s pretty good for the right people.

…and then of course cartridges are really the smallest and most portable, but in general I prefer dry herb devices. :2c:
 
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