Puffco Pro Vaporizer – Review after serious testing for the past several weeks ?
If your’e not familiar with terms like: dabs, oil, rigs, globs, nails, domes – check out High Times Dab Dictionary
I have been using the pen multiple times a day, and letting others try?
Exactly what is the Puffco? It is a vaporizer or vape pen that is specifically made for cannabis concentrates (dabs), not flower or bud. Most vaporizer pens use inductive heating, heating an element to the point where the material will vaporize. Traditionally dabs are taken with an oil-rig. Rigs are usually water pipes that have a ‘nail’ that sticks up that is heated with a torch. Once the nail (bowl) is at the right temperature, you take a dab tool and ‘dab’ a piece of concentrated cannabis onto the hot portion and it vaporizes. Some rigs need domes, others are dome-less. A vaporizer pen such as the Puffco, allows you the freedom to vaporize concentrates on the go, without the use of a torch. The pen has a ceramic chamber that you load your concentrates into.
I really like the clamshell hard case the Puffco comes in, it’s sturdy and holds the pen as well as the USB charger. The pen itself has a nice feel, it’s substantial in your hand. Not heavy, but surprising how solid it feels in your hand when you grip it. It weighs just under 2 oz. The Puffco has a single button in the shape of a cloud, when pressed it lights up both button and the bottom of the pen. It’s surprisingly strong glow that can be used as flashlight dabbing into the night. It is also easy to cover the glowing with your hands if you want to conceal. There are three temperature settings which are displayed by the color glow; low, medium and high translates to; Green, Blue and Red.
I’ve tried 10+ different concentrate types so far in the Puffco Pro
- C02 Oil
- PHO Shatter
- BHO Live Resin
- Everclear Quick Wash Shatter
- A few I’m not quite sure their classification ?
Simply put, the Puffco is amazing. I’ve only used a rig literally twice since receiving my Puffco. I’m not a glob guy, but I use to frequently use preloaded vape pens on the go. The type that are mixed with glycol and fillers. Using a straight concentrate with no cut or e-juice trumps pre filled-pens when it comes to; effect, taste, and value.
One thing: What you put into it, is what you get out of it
Let me explain, what I mean by what you put into it is essentially good in good out, bad in bad out. If you get top shelf concentrates, it will taste amazing and it lasts. On the contrary, if you put in some home-made or half-ass attempt at a concentrate – it’s going to taste like bad. If you start with a quality concentrate it’s a fantastic product, but if you have a dirty product, you will taste those impurities or toxins.
It’s primo until the bottom of the chamber, I’ve only gotten a reclaim taste on concentrates that were shit to begin with (see above Everclear Quick Wash Shatter). Those where the couple times I did try a rig again, to see if that concentrate would taste any better in a rig, and honestly it did, but it was harsh. I don’t want to smoke or vaporize garbage though, so this really isn’t an issue for me. Garbage in garbage out, gold in gold out. No matter what, you will taste the flavors more for the good or bad.
Concentrate Capacity & Battery Life:
The ceramic chamber is said to have the largest for concentrate pens on the market at least at the time of writing this. I found I could load between .3 and .5 grams in the chamber. .5 is pushing it though. So what does that mean? Well, at least for me it means I only have to load the pen no more than once a day, and that was with hitting it heavy and sharing. I’ve read elsewhere online that you get about 75 hits off a full chamber, I’ve never counted but I’d say that sounds about right. The strongest hits will always be right after is loaded, when it gets down near the end it keeps going forever but the hits are comparable to other pre-filled cartridges I’ve tried. You can load up and easily make it through a weekend trip, if you’re not going to be vaping all day. The battery lasts me personally 3.5 days of moderately heavy use. I’m not sure how long it can go, I’ve only had it die on me once or twice, which was generally due to me not locking it and it going off in my pocket. See tips below.
- Always lock your pen (5 simultaneous clicks) before you put it in your pocket or bag for travel. The first couple times I didn’t do this I’ve learned to since, which dramatically helps your concentrate last and your battery life last.
- Solid concentrates work better than oils. Oils and viscous concentrates are doable, but you will need to use a dab tool to clear a path at the bottom for airflow, and move around the concentrate from time to time, sort of stir the pot.
- If the airflow does start to get clogged, just simply change your angle, if you’ve been vaping down hold it out like a cigarette, if you’ve been holding it out try up or down. I like to slightly twist, I press the button and when you start hearing the crackle sound you know it’s making contact enough with the element.
- For the largest hits that feel like taking dabs out of a rig, you’ll want to make sure the concentrate is touching the element inside the chamber and that there is spacing allowing airflow from the bottom of the chamber up.
I highly recommend this vape pen, at its approximate $80 price tag this thing helps you stay medicated in style, and conserve on your concentrates. It’s 100% metal construction and finish on the loading chamber make this thing really slick, and easy to clean. It’s not advertised as waterproof, but I live in Portland, Oregon and mine has lasted a sessions out in the elements without issue to say the least. If you’re on the fence let me help- go get one. Solid company and product, they have a great support department. I actually contacted their support team before I got my Puffco, I had questions and they where more than happy to provide answers. Excellent product and company!