Orbit Vaporizer by Vaporfi: Is this the Perfect Dry Herb Vaping Starter Kit?
The Vaporfi Orbit is a dry herb vaporizer that as the name suggests is likely to send the user into a ‘spacey state’ depending of course on what you put in it.
If the use of certain dry herb offends you or more importantly is illegal in your country or state – then obviously this review is not for you and most importantly neither are we promoting its use.
However, and given many parts of the world are relaxing their attitudes towards Mary Jane and in some cases legalizing its use and given these vaporizers exist – it naturally follows as a vaping website we’d take a look.
This is the second VaporFi dry herb vaporizer I’ve used – the first being the Vaporfi Atom – and I have to say off the bat this is definitely my favourite of the two.
So what is it about the Orbit that’s made me a very happy dude?
And for those who read my last dry herb vaporizer review I’m sure you want to know if I had yet another deep and meaningful conversation with my imaginary hamster?
Let’s take a closer look.
The Orbit was sent to me free of charge by VaporFi and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own and this review was written once the ‘effects’ wore off…….mostly 😉
Inside the Box
The usual VaporFi packaging with the device on top and the bits ‘n bobs underneath.
Inside you’ll find:
- 1 2200 mAh Rechargeable Vaporizer
- 1 USB Charging Cable – Wall Charging Adapter Sold Separately
- 1 Cleaning Brush
- 5 Mesh Replaceable Filters
- 5 Silicone Mouthpiece Covers
- 1 User Manual
VaporFi Atom Specs
- Battery Capacity: 2200 mAh
- 135mm x 20mm
- Heating chamber capacity: 1.7 ML
- Colors: Select between Black or Red
VaporFi Orbit Quick Start Guide
For obvious reasons everything is kept refreshingly simple:
- Snap off mouthpiece to reveal heating chamber
- Fill with loosely packed ‘herb’ of your choice and attach mouthpiece
- Hit fire button x5 quickly to turn device on and it begins heating
- To change baking temp:
- Mid heat – wait 90 seconds until light turns red = 360F
- High heat – wait 120 seconds until light turns blue = 420F [I see what they did there lol]
- Take slow steady puffs [no need to press anything!]
Full manual including cleaning and safety tips HERE
The obvious thing here is just how easy this dry herb vaporizer is to use.
It’s a simple matter of filling up the oven – turning it on and waiting – the length of time you wait depends on the temp you bake your herb!
The Orbit can handle temps of 360F and 420F taking about 2 minutes to fully warm up.
There’s no worries about leaving it on if your mind wanders either as after 10 minutes the device switches off automatically.
It can be charged via the USB port or by buying a separate wall charger and charge up to time is fast and given this is a 2200mAH internal battery you will get plenty of use out of it between charging.
Design and Build Quality
As I keep saying VaporFi’s devices are built extremely well and the Orbit dry herb vaporizer is no different.
The device comes in red or black which is the one I received and it’s very well put together.
Design wise it looks great is extremely light and fits nicely in the hand.
The oven is deep and roomy and if things get a little too warm there’s a couple of extra silicone mouthpiece covers to dissipate the heat – or to offer to your friend if you’re sharing a bowl.
The device has that lovely rubbery feel to it with a bright LED light and a very clicky and smart looking fire button.
There’s the VaporFi logo on the front whilst on the rear if a really nice cut-out pattern.
I have to say and despite this one being slightly cheaper than the Atom – I do prefer the overall look and feel of the Orbit.
So I like the looks – but how does it bake ‘n vape?
How Does The VaporFi Orbit Perform?
Using my preferred ‘filling’ I used the grinder leaving a consistency similar to the herbs you find in supermarket pots.
I packed ‘loosely’ in other words and as Mr Marley would say you don’t want to be jamming it in just let all fill naturally to allow the air to circulate giving a nice even bake.
There’s more of a baking smell coming from this one compared to the Atom which was very pleasant.
However, at the lower temp the taste was extremely muted – good but not earthy or deep enough for me.
Unlike the Atom the Orbit gives off a little more vapor too which was a nice surprise.
However, on the highest temp the flavor was absolutely wonderful warm – rich – earthy and a really crisp yet smooth vape too.
On a full oven I was able to vape for a good twenty minutes before things started to both cool down considerably and the flavor began to dim.
This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to empty your bowl/oven because I was able to reheat a couple of times before I knew it was time to re-fill – you can be the judge on when it’s time for a fresh load 😉
Compared to the slightly more expensive Atom I have to say I do prefer the vape off this one – though that could be down to the freshness of the ‘filling’.
For fun I did try the same strain in the Atom the following evening but still felt the Orbit gave a better overall experience.
How To Clean the Orbit
VaporFi recommends changing the filter after 5 uses – there’s x5 in the kit and others can be bought separately.
It’s a good idea to clean the device out after each use too and there’s a handy little brush included – which if used upside down makes a decent packing tool too.
As to my imaginary hamster paying a visit for a chat – sadly he was nowhere to be seen.
However the pigeon that landed on my windowsill was – and I’m convinced about this – trying his hardest to impart some kind of deep – meaningful spiritual wisdom.
Sadly I was too spaced out to understand and just sat there giggling like a school kid wondering why his feathers shone like a rainbow…
He showed his disgust BTW by leaving a rather large deposit on said windowsill which made me laugh even more.
What I Like
It has to be a mix of both looks and ease of use with this little ganja gizmo – it’s about as simple as it gets to both fill and operate.
Given the Atom’s oven is in the base and it’s a longer device whilst the Orbit is shorter with the oven next to the mouthpiece it makes sense to me I’m getting a much richer flavor off this one.
And like I said of the two the Orbit wins on the design and looks and it feels great to hold with that grippy rubberized finish really useful if you find things – such as your reality – ‘slipping’.
What I Don’t Like
Not a lot – but at a push I’d said there’s only two baking temperatures – medium and high.
Given this is slightly cheaper than the larger Atom I can understand why so it’s not really a negative as I really enjoyed toking without smoking on this!
Final Review Verdict
I absolutely love the Vaporfi Orbit vaporizer and yeah it’s perfect for those of us who like a certain type of dry herb occasionally.
It’s stylish – compact and very simple to use and is the perfect choice for a first time dry herb vaporizer user.
Have you used or would you buy the Vaporfi Orbit vaporizer? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
- Ease of use
- Large chamber
- Intense flavor
- Better vapour
- Looks fantastic
- Decent price
- Good safety feature
- Only two temp settings