I got my hands on the latest CloudV herbal vape to try out. This one is called the Phantom Premium, it retails for $129.99 on the CloudV website.
Lets have a closer look.
Included in the Box:
- Cleaning Brush
- Packing Tool
- Micro USB Charging Cable
- 6.7" in Height 0.83" in Diameter
- Optimized Heating Chamber
- 3 Temp Settings (374F, 410F, 436F)
- Auto Shut Off 3 mins (prevents over heating)
- Locking Mouth Piece
The chamber where you place your herbs will hold .03 of a gram.
It has a screen so you don't your herb in your mouth, the screen is also removable so you can clean it easily.
Okay, Lets Vape
Grind your herbs up, twist off the mouth piece and place them in the chamber.
You don't want it to be too tightly packed because the heated air passing through the herbs is how the vaporization happens
Twist the cap back on and click the button three times to turn it on.
It will turn green (the lowest heat setting 374F) and you know it's on.
I found the lowest setting definitely produces vapor but it's not very dense
To toggle between heat settings you hold the button till it changes color
Blue is the next setting (410F) and my personal fave, it's the Goldilocks zone, not too hot and not too cold.
At this temperature it's able to produce a nice hit. The vapor is decently dense, not too hot or dry when you inhale, and the mouth piece doesn't get too hot on your lips.
Hold that button one more time and it goes red, the highest setting at 436F.
Close to combustion but not quite there. This setting produces the thickest vapor but it's harder on your lungs, and near the end of your sesh the mouth piece does get hot.
The unit auto shut off prevents you from over heating the unit and possibly burning your herbs.
I've tried a lot of hand held herbal vapes, and unfortunately the "cheap" ones just don't preform up to what people expect. But then people don't want to spend $300+ for a high quality vape. I found the CloudV Phantom Premium is a nice in between, it won't break the bank at $129.99 and you aren't wasting your money.
What I Dislike:
- The auto shut off -it's like a seat belt, it's kinda annoying but it's important. The 3 min shut off will help the battery life and will stop you from burning your herb
What I Like:
- Easy to use
- Produces a nice vapour
- Looks pretty, comes in different colors
- Quick enough heat up time
- Not too big, not too small
- Feels solid in your hand
- Good battery life, charged by USB
- Bubbler attachment available
There isn't much I can complain about, the vape is a great improvement from their last model that only had one temperature setting, you had to take the batteries out of the device to charge it, and the mouth piece was a pop off.
Over all I'm impressed with the CloudV Phantom Premium and would recommened the CloudV Phantom Premium to any one who wants to vape on the go or are new to vaping herb and want to try it out their website is CloudVapes.com