The Vapor Slide is a pen-style vaporizer designed for use with oils. The really interesting thing about the Vapor Slide is the fact that it can either be used on its own or in a water pipe and reminds us a lot of the Yocan Torch. If you enjoy vaping oils or would like to try it, this is definitely something worth checking out. Let’s take a look at how it performs now. At the end, I’ll let you know who I think should consider buying this vaporizer… Also if this is your first vaporizer be sure to check out our Vaporizer Buyers Guide for helpful tips.
Review: Vapor Slide
How it Works
Like I already mentioned, the Vapor Slide is designed to be used with oils, so make sure you have access to them before buying this. It won’t work with dry herb or thicker concentrates like wax. It comes with a cartridge that you can fill yourself, and it will also work with “90% of cartridges using airflow activation”. More on the airflow activation in a second.
Once you’ve got your cartridge filled, you can either use this as a portable pen vape or in a water pipe. The way it is designed means it will work with the vast majority of water pipes, and using it as a normal pen vape is as straightforward as it gets.
That’s partially because there are actually no buttons on this. Instead of turning it on and pressing a button to engage the heat, this is activated whenever you begin to draw. Vapor production begins immediately, and the device turns off after about 10 seconds. A knob on the bottom allows you to adjust the voltage between 3.3 and 4.8 volts.
This doesn’t have temperature flexibility, but it does allow you to adjust the voltage.
As I mentioned above, all you do is twist a knob on the bottom.
The voltage levels are marked on the side and are also indicated by the color of the LED lights that are located along the base. Here are the colors and corresponding levels:
- Green = 3.3v
- Yellow = 3.6v
- Pink = 3.9v
- Red = 4.2v
- Blue = 4.5v
- Violet = 4.8v
The vapor quality is good when using it with a water pipe and not that good when using it by itself. When used alone, I found the vapor to be too harsh to be enjoyable. At the very least, I thought it should have performed better for the price considering you can get pens that use cartridges for extremely cheap.
When you combine it with water filtration, obviously the harshness goes away. It is very enjoyable when used like this, especially because you can get very big and dense draws that go down smooth.
The manufacturing quality is good. The body is made of aircraft-grade aluminum, and the battery is rated at 1000mAh. For a pen-style vaporizer, that’s a pretty big battery.
It’s length is about 5.5 inches, and it’s about an inch wide if you don’t include the handle thing. With the handle, it’s about 2 inches wide.
The battery life is excellent for a pen vape. With it’s 1000mAh battery, you could potentially get a few days of use out of it before needing to charge it again.
Ultimately, the battery life you get will be highly dependant on how you use it, especially what power level you use.
In my opinion, it works very well on even the lowest level, so don’t assume you need a high voltage. They actually recommend avoiding going above 4.2v with most cartridges.
The portability is good. This is small, easy to use, and can hold several weeks worth of oil in a single cartridge. Those features make it great for all kinds of trips, but what comes to my mind is an extended camping trip.
If I had one complaint, it’s that the handle thing doesn’t seem necessary and catches on things when you put it places like your pocket.
Ease of Use
If you can handle breathing, you can handle using this. As I mentioned above, it is activated by airflow, which means all you have to do is take a draw.
No messing around with buttons at all, and once you find a voltage you like, you can forget about that knob too. Just make sure you don’t accidentally change it.
The fact that a single cartridge can hold several weeks worth of oil makes this even easier.
In my opinion, the Vapor Slide is a cool but very niche product.
Before buying it, I definitely recommend making sure that you have access to cartridges or the type of oil you would need to fill them.
If you do have access to the oil, I also think it makes sense to try it before going out and buying a relatively expensive device to vape it.
And even if you have access to oil and enjoy vaping it, I’d only suggest getting this if you have a water pipe or plan on getting one from Vapor Slide. The performance of this on its own isn’t enough to justify the price.
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