hey guys, max here from australian vaporizers and welcome to our very first desk-top vape review. say hello to the new vapolution 3. vapolution have been around since 2000 sotheyâ€™re definitely not newcomers to the industry. i honestly havenâ€™t tried their earlier modelsso iâ€™m not entirely sure how they stack up but this one is very interesting indeed. the words â€œall-glassâ€ get thrown arounda fair bit by vape companies but the vapolution 3, or at least the so called â€œpurity packageâ€that weâ€™re looking at today is 100% true to the claim.
no plastic, no metals, no ceramic. just your herb and glass. the weirdest and probably the coolest pointto make here is that you donâ€™t actually need to grind your herb. more on that later. before we delve into the performance letâ€™shave a look at this kit. nice packaging with a little handle here soit kind of doubles as a carry case. opening it up, weâ€™ve got the unit itself. quite a small form factor compared to mostother desktops.
hereâ€™s a quick size comparison between thevap3, the extreme q and the vapir rise. fairly simple control layout here. as you can see weâ€™ve got power and tempcontrol buttons; pretty standard. nice little display here for the temp readout. nothing too cutting-edge though. frankly iâ€™m a little underwhelmed with theoverall build quality. i mean, itâ€™s nothing major but the buttonfeedback feels a bit hollow and iâ€™d like to have them use a metal housing as opposedto plastic. with that being said, it is nice and lightwhich is great.
as i mentioned before, this package trulyis â€œall-glassâ€. well, the vaporpath is at least. now, as far as i can tell the heater is actuallymade from ceramic but it is covered by a removable glass sleeve. to top it all off thereâ€™s no hole in thebottom of this sleeve which means that air is taken in from the top of the unit ratherthan the bottom. so not only does it taste great but itâ€™sreally easy to clean too. putting the unit aside for a sec, weâ€™vejust got a few parts to go through. firstly a mouthpiece / tube.
the â€œpurity packageâ€ weâ€™ve got herecomes with vapolutionâ€™s â€œall-in-wonder bowlâ€. itâ€™s basically a stand-alone filling chamberand stem assembly so thereâ€™s no need for flexible tubing of any kind if you donâ€™tmind sacrificing a tiny bit of cooling capacity. next up thereâ€™s a replacement heater sleevewhich is nice. please be careful when you get this out ofthe kit by the way. itâ€™s held in their really tightly and theglass isnâ€™t exactly thick. one power adaptor. underneath the plastic insert here we havethe wall plug for the power adaptor.
it also comes with a 12v car adaptor whichis awesome and definitely not a common feature among desktop units. lastly weâ€™ve got an optional filling chamber/ stem assembly called the â€œbent bowlâ€ and some silicone tubing which can be usedtogether if youâ€™re after more cooling capacity. so to get this thing going youâ€™ll want toplug it in, switch it on by tapping the power button and run it at the maximum temperaturefor around 10-15 minutes. this is just to burn off any factory materialsfrom the heater. the vap3 has a 20 minute automatic shut offso it might be easier to just leave it running for an extra 5.
alternatively, just press and hold the powerbutton to turn it off. after this iâ€™d be inclined to leave it offfor about 10 minutes so you donâ€™t scorch your material during the first session. while the unitâ€™s cooling down, you may aswell load your filling chamber. this is where it gets weird. convenient, but weird. no grinding involved; just grab some flowersand stuff them into the end of the bowl. job done. the aim is to fill it just tightly enoughfor the herb to stay in the end of the bowl.
try not to over fill it as this will restrictthe airflow. despite how convenient it is to load, it cancause problems if your material is a bit leafy like the sage weâ€™re using here. if this is the case itâ€™s best to push itinto a little ball with your fingers before loading the bowl. if youâ€™re using a tiny amount then iâ€™drecommend finding a long, skinny bud or leaf and trying to feed it in sideways so thatit holds in place. once the unitâ€™s cooled down switch it backon and turn the temperature down. the vap3â€™s capable of anything between 100and 233 degrees c so youâ€™ve got lots of
flexibility. a lot of people, including the vapolutionthemselves are recommending a set temp of 190-220 which, in my opinion is way too high. i found that it tends to run a bit hotterthan the set temp so iâ€™d definitely start off low â€” say, 175-180 and work your wayup. better to be safe than sorry. for some reason the vap3 takes about 10 secondsor so to start heating up after youâ€™ve selected your temp. i assume this is a safety feature or something?
taking that into account it should take roughly1-1.5 minutes before itâ€™s ready to use. once the unitâ€™s reached your set temperaturethe led under the heater sleeve will light up. at this point you can carefully lower theloaded bowl into the vape. youâ€™ll want to leave it in there for around20-30 seconds before taking a draw. just a quick demo session to give you guysan idea of how the unit performs. the draw resistance will completely dependon how tightly youâ€™ve packed the bowl so itâ€™s hard to make a universal judgementhere. vapour production is definitely the vap3â€™sforte.
not only that but i was blown away by theefficiency of it. most vapes these days require a fine grindto really extract every last bit from your material and i was kind of worried that therewould be some wastage. itâ€™s not even an issue though. i found the cooling capacity to be quite goodeven with the â€œall-in-wonder bowlâ€. as i mentioned earlier though, if you arefinding it to be a bit harsh (if youâ€™re using a higher temp or different material),the â€œbent bowlâ€/whip comes in really handy. taste â€“ a+. iâ€™d go so far as to say that this is oneof, if not the best tasting vape on the market
at the moment. that all-glass construction just makes itsuch a pure experience. iâ€™m 100% sold. despite what the manual says, i wouldnâ€™tgo leaving your loaded bowl inside the heating area. itâ€™s best to take it out after every 1-2draws, especially if youâ€™re using higher temps. i left my bowl inside for the entirety ofmy first sesh and my herb overcooked pretty badly.
i was only using 185 degrees c at the timeso this was surprising. if youâ€™re using a smaller load, i wouldalso get into the habit of continuing to draw until the bowl is completely removed fromthe heater. as your herb dries out, it tends to changeshape / size so it can potentially fall into the unit, even if you packed it fairly tightlyto begin with. i canâ€™t help but think that they shouldâ€™vegiven the unit more of a hand-held form-factor as, if youâ€™re using the â€œall-in-wonderbowlâ€ you end up holding it most of the time. the unit doesnâ€™t heat up externally andit isnâ€™t heavy, it just feels a little weird
holding a desktop vape like this i suppose. the vap3 has a special function called â€œstealthmodeâ€. well, i say special but itâ€™s nothing toreally write home about. essentially it just switches the screen andheating area ledâ€™s off for a more discrete look. you can activate this mode by holding downthe â€œ+â€ and â€œ-â€œ buttons at the same granted, discretionâ€™s never too high onmy list of priorities; but it is a desktop vape so iâ€™m not really sure what applicationsthis would be useful for. cleaning for the vap3 is super simple.
firstly, make sure your unitâ€™s had sometime to cool if youâ€™ve used it recently. give it a good half hour just to be safe. remove the top cap by twisting it like this. this will allow you to remove the glass heatersleeve. if youâ€™re using the â€œbent bowlâ€ andwhip remove the silicone tubing and set it aside. now you can simply soak all of the glass partsin isopropyl alcohol for as long as necessary. i usually just soak mine overnight. the silicone tubing can be soaked in warmsoapy water.
you can pinch the tubing together to rub awayany debris if itâ€™s got any significant build up in there. after this, just flush all of the parts outwith hot water and leave them to dry. maintenance frequency will largely dependon your own usage patterns and the material youâ€™re vaping. if youâ€™re using herb with tightly formedbuds then you wonâ€™t really get much solid build up, mainly oil which is somewhat negligible. iâ€™d say every 4-6 weeks will do the trickfor most people. replacement parts?
well thereâ€™re no screens, which are usuallythe main consumable for any vaporizer. so as long as youâ€™re careful with the glasswarethe only thing that youâ€™ll need to replace is the tubing, which can technically be cleanedâ€¦ overall, the vapolution3 is a maintenancedream. this unit is still fairly new so reliabilityremains to be seen. itâ€™s covered by a lifetime warranty though,so unless the fault rate is ridiculously high, iâ€™d say itâ€™s a safe bet. long story short, iâ€™m a big fan of the vapolution3. when i first read about it, i wasnâ€™t allthat excited but itâ€™s proven itself to be
a top performer. vapour production, taste, ease of maintenanceand a lifetime warranty; it sounds like the perfect package and for the most part, itis. however, i think itâ€™s let down a littleby the build quality. the glass parts are really well-made but theplastic housing and even the ceramic heater seem to be a bit luck-lustre. in saying that, as long as youâ€™re carefulwith it then you should have an awesome unit for years to come. if youâ€™re someone whoâ€™s after a 100% purevaping experience and you donâ€™t want to
fork out for a volcano or a cloud then thevapolution 3 is an awesome solution. as usual, if youâ€™ve got any questions, anythingyouâ€™d like to add or even some criticisms, donâ€™t hesitate to throw a comment below. if you enjoyed the video please like and subscribe. once again this is max from australian vaporizers,happy vaping and thanks for watching.