Designed for those of us who want to ‘toke without the smoke’ the Vaporfi Atom Dry Herb vaporizer bakes rather than burns.
This is basically a little oven inside a vape device and obviously designed for use only with dry herbs – oregano – basil – marjoram – whatever floats your boat.
Personally I used it with a little bag of herb from ‘Dodgy Dave’ who floats around our local pub with a permanent dreamy look on his face – but the choice of what you use is yours.
OK here’s the legal stuff.
Dry Herb Disclaimer
If marijuana is illegal in your country then using it is classed as a crime – however daft some of us think that is – it’s the law.
Therefore neither myself nor EcigClick are promoting the use of any illegal substance.
This website is popular around the world including the US where in many states the use of marijuana is legal.
These devices are available on the vape market and used around the world by millions of people therefore it’s only natural we review these type of products.
OK now the bumma bit is outa the way let’s fill it up and see if there will be unicorns and rainbows in my world.
The Vaporfi Atom
The Vaporfi Atom is currently only available in the USA, although Vaporfi do ship worldwide.
Is this one of the best dry herb vaporizers? Let’s see..
for As always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
Inside the Box
The usual no nonsense VaporFi packaging with everything neatly packed away:
- 1 VaporFi Atom™ Dry Herb Vaporizer
- 1 Straight Mouthpiece (Pre-Installed)
- 1 Oven Door (Pre-Installed)
- 1 Replacement Screen
- 2 Cleaning Pipes
- 1 Packing Tool
- 1 Micro USB Cable
- 1 User Manual
Atom Specs and Features
- Battery Capacity: 3000mAH
- LED Temperature Indicator
- Temperature Range: 360°F-464°F
- Output Voltage: 3.3-4.2V
- Output Wattage: 15 Watts
- Max Operating Current: 4A
- Circuit, Over Voltage and Overload Protection
- Motion Sensing Technology
- Single-Click Activation
- 30 Second Standby Shut-Off
- Heat Ramp LED Display
- Charged Via USB
- 100% Food Grade Mouthpiece
Vaporfi Atom Quick Start Guide
For obvious reasons dry herb atomizers need to be kept as simple as possible.
Or as I like to put it: K I S S = Keep It Simple Stoner.
In other words if you’re enjoying a particularly good strain of dry herb your mind tends to wander so having to press a ton of buttons whilst staring vacantly at a screen to take a toke just ain’t gonna work dude.
OK VaporFi has kept is extremely simple:
- Remove the base which is held on by magnets.
- After grinding your dry herb fill the oven chamber – don’t pack too tight which I’ll go into later
- Close the chamber
- One click turns the atomizer on and off
- Select baking temp by holding fire button for two seconds then hitting the fire button to lock that temp in – it’s all colours man – all colours.
- The LED lights up showing these temps:
- Purple Light: Heating
- Blue Light: 360°F
- Yellow Light: 410°F
- Red Light: 464°F
- White Light: Prepared for Use
- Green Light – vape that herb!
Apart from the range of baking temperatures there are a couple of nifty features on the Atom vaporizer.
The Motion Sensing Technology is a fancy name for shaking it baby.
Shaking the device lights up the LED screen and the colour tells you how much juice is left in your battery with:
- Green: Full Battery
- Yellow: Partial Battery
- Red: Low Battery
Given this is a huge 3000mAH battery and maxing out at a lowly 15 watts you are going to get a ton of use out of this between charges [via the USB port].
I’ve used this pretty much every evening [I know I know lol] for two weeks and its only just hit yellow – charging took a little over an hour from an almost dead battery.
It’s a slim pocket and bag friendly device and light as a feather.
VaporFi do sell extra tools including the mouthpiece.
And the safety features again need to be first class and after 30 seconds the device will switch off automatically – useful lol – there’s also circuit – over voltage and overload protection.
Design and Build Quality
As we’ve come to expect from VaporFi devices the build quality on the Atom Dry Herb Vaporizer is first rate.
The oven door is kind of hinged so press one end and it pops out and the magnets are strong enough.
Design wise it looks OK if a little dare I say plain and functional – I did receive the black version so that might be why I think that.
It also comes in rose gold – silver and gold.
Look it’s not going to win any design competitions but it does what it’s supposed to do!
How Does the VaporFi Atom Perform?
OK first up the packing of the dry herb.
First up you don’t need to grind your herb into almost dust indeed I found a much better experience and flavour by keeping it around the same consistency as oregano in those herb pots you get from the supermarket – pun intended.
Secondly it’s an extremely big oven chamber so there’s no need to cram tons in – just let it fill up naturally without stuffing as much in as you can – I tried that way and cooking was very uneven.
The vape on this is tight – very tight – tighter than some MTL [mouth to lung] tanks.
You will instinctively puff on it like a pipe – particularly as the vapour is pretty none existent – like me it make take a little while to get used to that.
What I mean is I instinctively looked for the throat hit and vapour you would get from a rolled cigarette – it’s just not there.
And trust me I puffed away merrily half a dozen times before realizing I was indeed getting a ‘hit’ – the words pink elephants come to mind when I realized lol.
Incidentally a word about the aroma – anyone who’s smoked certain dry herb will know the smell gets everywhere.
With the Atom I found I get a muted but pleasant smell whilst it’s baking however when vaping whilst the aroma was there it certainly wasn’t as pungent as you would normally get.
If you are worried about the smell then do what us old ‘uns do and light a jostick – patchouli is good 😉
OK let’s take a look at the different temperatures:
- 360°F: good vape flavour was reasonable not much vapour
- 410°F: great vapour and superb flavour warmer vape barely any clouds
- 464°F: superb vape intense flavour barely any clouds and just perfect temperature wise
I guess it’s the same as how people prefer to vape juice on coils – it’s a personal thing.
For me all three temps were good – but for pure intense flavour the higher setting hit the spot dude – I mean really hit that spot!
What I really liked about the vape on this was after about a dozen deep draws rather than a sense of burning taste I could just tell the flavour was dropping – I kept on for another half a dozen draws and instinctively knew when it was time to empty and re-pack.
In other words I reckon a full oven will give you – depending on how strong you rolled – at least 2 of the old 3 Rizla.
However I didn’t use any tobacco whatsoever and as you can imagine its potent stuff without anything calming it down.
So unless you’re used to taking it ‘raw’ and like me you don’t want to add tobacco – then take it easy tiger – not sure what I had but I did find myself talking to a hamster at one point [I don’t own a hamster].
All in all the Atom is all good man…all good.
What I Like
Obviously the simplicity of the device – you don’t need bells and whistles when you are vaping dry herb.
It’s a good sized oven and if packed right it cooks or should I say bakes evenly giving off a great flavour.
It’s light and extremely pocket and bag friendly.
What I Don’t Like
I have to be honest and say I don’t like the mouthpiece at all.
There are two versions – a straight and curved – the latter is the one I received and VaporFi say this is the restrictive version or a much tighter draw than the straight one.
My box says I should have had the straight one – however I have the curved version.
I like an airy vape so I would most definitely have opted for the straight version because trust me the curved mouthpiece is for me bordering on the too tight.
Final Review Verdict
This is the first dry herb vaporizer I’ve used so I don’t have any comparisons – I have another to review soon.
What I can say it’s simple to use – solidly built – a generous oven and the battery lasts forever.
Once I got used to the lack of a throat hit [again could be down to my mouthpiece] and barely any vapour I soon got to love it.
The flavour was superb and the lack of burning means you are getting all the goodies without the baddies.
So yeah dude – it’s all good…all good.
So if I was vaping away listening to a bit of Pink Floyd and this device was stolen by my none existent hamster would I replace it?
Totally and I mean totally dude and quicker than you can count to 420 😉
- Simple to use
- 3 temperature settings
- Good flavour
- Generous oven
- Great battery
- Curved mouthpiece extremely restrictive
- Pricey – but they all are!