It was just over a year ago that Utillian launched their Utillian 720 and since then it has grown to be one of the most popular units in North America. Utillian recently launched an update to the 720 to address one crucial area, battery life. The Utillian 721 keeps all the same features we have grown to love about this little convection unit, but the battery capacity has been increased by 15%. If you were interested in the 720 you should be even more interested in the 721 because of this improvement. Keep reading to learn all about this wonderful budget friendly convection unit and what it has to offer.
Editors Note: The Utillian 721 has been getting a lot of attention from other blogs comparing this unit to a budget Crafty, in fact Vapesterdam did a post comparing the 2 units that we believe is worth a read if you are interested in how it stacks up against one of the best.
Review: Utillian 721
How it Works
The Utillian 721 was designed with simplicity in mind. First remove the magnetic cap to expose the heating chamber and to load your botanical.
The 721 only uses 1 button to operate the device, 5 quick clicks turns the device on and it will begin heating to the last set temperature. To cycle through the temperatures you click the button 2 times.
And pressing and holding the button will enable/disable the “enhanced” mode. When the temperature light at the top of the chamber turns solid it has reached temperature and you are ready to enjoy your vapor!
Despite having just 1 button the Utillian 721 actually has pretty decent temperature flexibility. The unit has 4 pre-set base temperatures indicated by the color of the LED at the top of the device – green is 170 Celsius, Blue is 180 Celsius, purple is 190 Celsius, and red is 210 Celsius.
The unit also features an “enhanced” mode which when active bumps each of the base temperatures up by 5 degrees Celsius. To enable or disable the “enhanced” mode press and hold the button for 5 seconds, the LED will blink rapidly to signal the unit is in “enhanced mode” and a slow flash means its set to “standard mode”. As previously stated once the LED has turned solid you are ready to start vaping!
One thing we absolutely love about this unit is the fact that it uses convection heating. In a convection vaporizer your herbs are being cooked by hot air as it passes your herbs, rather the direct contact with the heating element like in conduction vaporizers.
The result is smoother more flavorful draws throughout the session and more consistent vapor. You can learn more about convection vaporizing here.
Pair the convection heating of the 721 with its multiple temperature settings and the result is amazing and customizable vapor quality that can satisfy both new users and seasoned users alike. At lower temperatures draws are smooth, flavorful with nice wispy vapor. At higher temperature vapor is nice and dense, you will have no trouble getting big draws from this device.
Flavor is still very good at higher temperatures, though it can be a bit harsh at its highest temperature which is to be expected. Some users may be wary because the mouthpiece is made out of plastic, however in our testing this had virtually no effect on the flavor, similar to how the crafty’ s mouthpiece also does not influence taste.
Overall vapor quality is where this unit shines and draws can easily be customized to your preference. For the price point it’s really hard for any comparable unit to beat the Utillian 721’s vapor quality.
This unit feels really nice in your hand. The shell is made out of anodized aluminum and coated with a rubberized finish and the cap is made out of heat-resistance plastic.
All parts are well machined, it has a nice large stainless steel heating chamber and cap/mouthpiece clicks snuggly into place with a magnet.
The screen, o-ring, and mouthpiece on the cap can be easily removed to access the air path for cleaning and maintenance. Utillian also backs this product with a year 1 warranty for added piece of mind.
For a unit that shares similar qualities to the Crafty, we are happy to report that battery life is not something these units have in common. In our testing we found that the Utillian 721 lasts a bit longer than the Crafty, tapping out at roughly 80 – 90 minutes of battery.
The Utillian 721 also features USB charging which is a welcome addition, making it easier to charge your device anywhere should you find yourself low on battery.
The Utillian 721 was designed with portability in mind. The unit is slim and fits easily inside a pocket and is light enough that you won’t even notice you are carrying it.
The mouthpiece is designed to swivel out so it can remain flush with the unit for easy storage. Couple this with the unit’s excellent battery life and you’ve got a vaporizer that is great to bring out and about.
Ease of Use
As we touched upon earlier in the review, this unit is very easy to use. The 1 button design means interacting with this unit is a simple matter of inputting different combinations of button presses for corresponding functions; just 5 clicks within 2 – 3 seconds to turn it on, 2 clicks to change temperature, and a long press to enable and disable the enhanced mode.
All temperatures are represented by the LED at the top of the device. This vaporizer is simple, intuitive, and will be very inviting to new comers who are looking for an easy to use unit that will perform well out of the box.
The Utillian 721 is a very strong showing from a manufacturer that is still in its infancy. Vapor quality is outstanding with the incorporation of convection heating and beats most units that share a similar price point.
The unit also has decent temperature flexibility with its “enhanced mode” function, allowing you to easily customize your session and achieve the vapor that is right for you. Battery life is excellent and outperforms even high-end units like the crafty in this category making it very appealing for people who are looking for a unit they can take with them for the day.
This unit is easy enough that it will be inviting for new comers to use right out of the box but sophisticated enough to provide more seasoned connoisseurs a truly satisfying vapor experience. Overall we were very impressed with the Utillian 721, it is a very well rounded vaporizer at a very attractive price. If you are interested in one head over to TVape to secure yours today!
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