This was a big release for V2 a lot of expectations and hopes were riding on the larger size. With that larger size it has included many changes, in a positive direction for: battery life, cartridge size, and general vape usage. The design is still very sleek fits in the hand nicely and has that great smoked filled drag that people have know and love about the two Pro series 3. If you had a serious Pro 3 and your battery was running out before the end of the day or having to refill your cartridge with liquid too often those days are over.
our V2 Series 7 Pro Kit Contents:
- Your Series 7 Mega Battery Comes in Black, Blue, Steel
- V2 Series 7 Liquid Cartridge
- V2 Seroes 7 Loose Leaf Cartridge
- V2 Series 7 Magnetic USB Charger
- V2 Pro USB Wall adaptor
I have been a long time herb smoker but have never tried vaporizing. I usually smoke alone so in the past, it made the most sense to use pipes. While probably better than inhaling burnt paper smoke, I was still concerned about how much butane I inhaled when using a lighter every toke. And so, I started looking into vaporizers. Until recently, herb vapes I’ve seen have been these clunky plug-in boxes that plastic bags that fill with vaguely cloudy smoke and that was a turn off for me. I usually medicate outside so it wasn’t an ideal situation. Of course, the price was an issue as well. Some, including the gold standard “Volcano” vaporizer, can fetch over $400.
I had wanted to try vaporization before I got a chance to try V2 Pro Series 7. I was finally able to get my hands on a stick vape that is battery-operated. Upon opening, I was impressed with the feel of the V2. It had a sleek look and solid feel. I couldn’t wait to try it out. I charged it up and prepared my herbs. In order to get the most out of your product, the herb needs to be ground very finely. It also works best if you avoid packing the containment vessel too tight, but you don’t want your herb loose in there either. Once you lock the lid in place, you hold down the button until the light comes on signaling the oven is warming. Once the oven warms to the set point, the light turns greenand is ready to use.
It took me a few tries to get used to the draw but once I figured it out, I was very pleased with the results. The draws are slow and low, and compared to traditional herb smoking the exhale cloud is very light. At first, I wondered if it would be as effective. However, I was pleasantly surprised in several areas when comparing to traditional herb smoking.
The first thing you immediately notice is the flavor. Herbs vaped in the V2 taste so much better than smoking a rolled herb cigarette. The after taste can linger for several minutes after your session. It has really changed my appreciation for the premium herbs I spend my money on. The nuances of flavor are totally unmatched by traditional smoking methods. The next big plus for me is the drastically reduced amount of smoke and consequently, smell. Unlike the billowing clouds of steam-like vapor I see people get from their liquid e-cigs, the V2 does produce smoke. The smoke has way less of a cloud than toking traditionally, and I’venoticed that the burn smell dissipates much more rapidly. Lastly, I like that the stick itself has much less residual odor than a roach or a pipe. It’s not something you would want to carry in public, especially when the vape had been recently used, but it does feel more discreet than rolled cigarettes or a pipe.
This would not be an efficient item to pass around a group of friends. You would most likely have to reload it too often, though I have passed it between a couple friends before. I’m a relatively light-smoker, and I’ve found that a fresh bowl can last me 2-3 sessions alone. I turn off the burner once I feel satisfied. Left to burn to the end of the cycle would probably go two sessions per bowl as a max. You notice the vapor becoming lighter and lighter until not much is exhaled at all. What’s left is a toasted herb that resembles tobacco. I keep the used material for hard times and I’ve heard there is enough residual intoxicant to be used to make butter for edibles.
The battery life has been as good as could be expected. I would guess that the battery lasts a good four or five days at this point, but again, I am a light user. For someone who just takes a couple of hits after work in the evening, I could see the battery lasting up to a week. At least so far, as I have only had the unit for about two months.
Overall, I have been very impressed with the V2 Pro. My main regret would be that I hadn’t tried it sooner. I really enjoy the increased flavor profile of my products vs traditional use, as well as the increased discreetness.