Designed by a company that specializes in all things CBD, the CBDfx CBD vape kit features an old school cartridge system with a ceramic coil.
CBDfx was founded in the USA, but does have offices in the UK, as well as a UK based website, meaning less time to wait for your CBD goodies and gifts.
OK, the CBDfx CBD vape kit was sent to me free of charge direct from the company – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions aren’t swayed by freebies.
Before we get into the review, a quick word about CBD:
More About CBD
CBD is the acronym for Cannabidiol and is legal for use in many parts of the world including here in the UK. Please check your local laws for more info.
CBD is the material left after the Tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] is removed from the cannabis plant. It’s the THC that gets cannabis users the ‘high’ meaning CBD does not.
The medical profession is slowly realizing CBD does help with symptoms such as sleep disorders, epilepsy, pain relief, mental health issues, and general well being.
There’s a ton of anecdotal evidence as to how individuals have benefited from using CBD products and here’s a couple of my articles for more info:
- Vaping CBD – What is CBD? What Are the Benefits? How To Vape…
- 10 Best CBD Vape Oil / E Liquids For 2020 – scroll down for a CBD Q & A
OK…on with the review…
Inside the Box
- Device: 1000mAh lithium rechargeable battery
- Cartridge: x1 Ceramic Coil, Glass and Steel Cartridge
- Charger: USB Charger
- Instructions: Instructions Manual
- Connector: Magnetic Adaptor Ring
Specs and Features
- Single button operation
- Ultra-Compact Design: Only 4″ High, 1″ wide and 0.6″ thick
- Lightweight: only 2oz
- 3.6v to 4.2v
The CBDfx CBD vape kit is a small no frills light weight vape device that is pretty simple to use.
I say pretty simple – there’s a magnetic adapter that needs to be screwed onto the base of the cartridge – more on that later.
There’s no temp or wattage settings as CBDfx say it’s set to the optimum level for vaping on CBD vape juice. Given it’s got a max of 4.2v I reckon with my schoolboy math that’s around say 8w? Be gentle in the comments…
However, there is an airflow control ring and again we’ll be looking at that in a mo’.
The kit is made in the USA and has a 30 day warranty – always good news, and it’s solvent and cruelty free…meaning it’s not been tested on animals…great news for the vaping mice I worry about before I go to sleep at night…
I’m also a little concerned at the CBDfx sales pitch suggesting other vape mods used at high temperatures release carcinogens…as sales pitches go – that’s a little outlandish…but I digress.
Despite that, I won’t hold it against them in this review…ooo get me being all none controversial lol…
Design and Build Quality
Looks wise the CBDfx CBD vape kit is a cute little thing and for some reason it reminds me of an Eleaf type set-up such as the iCare…might just be me.
Anyway, at 2oz it is extremely light but tough enough to take a few knocks – that’s the device/battery not the cartridge.
The CBDfx logo is on both sides of the device and on the tank, but small enough to not be obtrusive or garish.
Speaking of the tank, or cartridge, it’s very old school indeed and very reminiscent of the old school clearomizers.
There’s only one in the box and given it’s glass be very careful when handling it. I did manage to drop mine, luckily it landed in the box – it does feel fragile.
Staying with the cartridge, and the design of the 510 connector to the battery is a little strange.
Rather than screwing onto the device, you need to screw a magnetic adapter to the cartridge – which whilst not a major issue, like I said, is a little strange.
They are tiny but there’s 2 in the box should one roll away like a suicidal lemming. Or in my case, down the side of the oven…I did find a long lost 50p piece down there too – so not all bad.
BTW, once the cartridge is connected, there is a little bit of movement, however the magnets hold it in place even upside down.
OK, it looks good, a tad fiddly to set up, let’s see how the CBDfx CBD vape kit er…vapes.
How Does the CBDfx CBD Vape Kit Perform?
First up a quick start guide:
- Screw the mouthpiece out of the cartridge and fill to the 1ml line – screw back in
- Screw the magnetic connector to the base of the cartridge
- Drop the cartridge into the device
- Press power button x5 to turn on and off
- Below 3.6v red light means time to recharge
- Blue light means device is between 3.7 and 4.2v
- Device flashes red 15 times means battery dead
- When device flashes blue 20 times battery is full
That’s a lot of flashing going on…and given this is only a 1000mAH internal battery, a charge time of 3-4 hours seems a little excessive…I managed just over 3 hours…
CBDfx CBD Vape Kit – Flavour and Clouds
I’ve had the CBDfx CBD vape kit for about a month now, and used it pretty much every single day for around an hour and the ceramic coil is showing no signs of losing performance.
So how does the CBD vape kit perform?
Not bad at all is the short answer. But you do need to both prime the coil AND let the CBD vape juice really soak in…a good 15 minutes plus. The flavour got a really big bump after a couple of tank fills…those coil really do need drenching.
I used the CBDfx Strawberry and Kiwi CBD Vape Juice at 500mg, bloody lovely stuff.
Whilst the flavour was nowhere near as good as it is on my go to GeekVape Ammit MTL RDA – it was on the better side of good with impressive clouds too if that’s your thing.
It’s a lovely smooth vape, maybe a little on the noisy side, but only a tad.
CBDfx CBD Vape Kit – Airflow Control
There’s x3 reduced in size airflow holes on the top and both sides of the cartridge which mirror, for such a small device I can’t help thinking that’s a lot of air going in.
With all 6 ports open I have to say it is indeed overkill and the flavour definitely suffers, as in washed away by all that air.
It’s a little better with just 4 open, but I got my best vape with the airflow pretty much shut off completely…even then it’s a very and I mean very airy vape.
- Decent flavour
- Decent clouds
- Good battery life once charged
- Great coil life
- Airflow control [see cons]
- Lightweight but tough
- Pocket friendly
- Looks good
- Reasonably priced
- Fiddly magnetic adapter
- Only one cartridge in the box
- Far far too much air going into the coil
Final Review Verdict
Not a bad little CBD vape kit, maybe a little old school, but it does the job at a decent price.
I stand by there’s far too much airflow, but it is what it is and I did get a good flavour bump with it shut off.
And an even better bump once the ceramic coil settled in which took a couple of tank fills at least…
I’ve reviewed a number of CBD specific vape pens, with the onus being on ‘pens’ so it’s good to see a proper looking mod.
Apart from having to fiddle about with that magnetic adapter, the CBDfx CBD vape kit is certainly good for any level of vaper – even those that don’t smoke or vape.
Vaping on CBD is we know, the quickest way to get it into your system.
So yeah, I’ll simply say if you fancy it – go for it – there are far more flavoursome CBD and regular e-liquid vape kits out there – but this does the job well enough.
Are you using the CBDfx CBD vape kit?
Let me know in the comments below what you think about it.