If you’re familiar with concentrates and traditional e-rigs, you’ll probably find the Yocan Torch very intriguing. The Torch is designed to work with just about any glass water piece, and it delivers a great overall experience. If you have your own glass but want a device that can deliver controlled temperature, you need to check this out. Keep reading… also if this is your first wax pen be sure to check out our Buyers Guide for helpful info and tips.
Review: Yocan Torch
How it Works
When looking at the Torch, you’ll see two vertical cylinders. The shorter side is the atomizer, while the taller side is your battery. At the bottom there is a tiered connector that is designed to fit into any glass water piece. It doesn’t matter what kind of stem you have, it will fit right out of the box. The bottom connecting piece can even be flipped so that it works with male or female stems.
Once you have it on your rig or water pipe, you simply add your wax to the atomizer and put a cap over. You get two atomizers, both dual quartz rods. There are also two caps. One is glass so you can see the vapor building up and the other is metal and has a carb ‘button’.
To turn the unit on, you click the top of the battery 5 times. When you want to take a draw, you click the button again to engage the heat, wait a few seconds, then begin drawing. You can pause the heat at any time by clicking the button again, or it automatically shuts off after 15 seconds.
The biggest downside to the Torch is the lack of temperature flexibility. The temperature isn’t even exact, just guaranteed to be with the range of 482F to 536F.
This range is well positioned for low-temperature dabbing and does deliver good results, but the lack of flexibility is also something that a lot of people may be frustrated by.
Despite the limited temperature range, the vapor quality is excellent. The flavor is good and the draws all come out smooth, regardless of the size and duration.
On that note, one of the best features of the Torch is its ability to perform well regardless of draw size. You can definitely take big draws, but this is also well suited to taking very short ones throughout the day.
Also, hotter temperatures are usually associated with bigger clouds, but we found that this was more than capable of doing the job. For truly monster clouds, you may want to tap the button once it stops heating to keep it going longer.
The Torch is made in China, but then again, so are a lot of the vaporizers and e-rigs that are made these days.
Overall build quality is good, including the longevity of the coils. The fact that they designed a full adapter set into the basic unit is also very nice.
These sell on a lot of different websites, and it’s not clear if there are knockoffs on the market or not.
We looked through the materials and Yocan’s website for details on battery size, but couldn’t find any exact specs. The only claim made regarding the battery is that it will last through 45 heat cycles. Each heat cycle is 15 seconds, which is usually enough to finish off an average-sized dab.
Without knowing more about the battery, 45 cycles seems to be a good amount. That should certainly last you through a full day or more.
The Torch itself is extremely portable, but there’s a catch: you need another piece to actually use it. As discussed above, it will work with any sized rig, so you can get an extremely small one to use when on the go.
But even the smallest glass piece will significantly diminish the overall portability of the entire setup.
The bright side is you can take this to a friend’s house or party and just use glass that they already have. For situations where you actually want to use it while out and about, we continue to recommend a wax pen.
There’s just no comparing the convenience.
Ease of Use
This is an extremely easy unit to use. The one button design is definitely straightforward, but the area where this really shines is the built-in adapters.
The fact that you can quickly put this into any rig is incredible. Gone are the days where you have to buy extra ‘accessories’ just to mate your devices.
I wouldn’t call this discreet. I really haven’t seen any e-nail that is though. Sure, the Torch itself is small, but as soon as you put it on top of glass you’re just begging for attention.
This comes back to the same points we made in the portability section. This is great for at home use or when at a friend’s house, but if you are in public, a wax pen would serve you much better.
If you are a fan of dabs and already have your own glass, the Yocan Torch is definitely worth considering. It may only deliver low-temperature dabs, but it does these very well. You’ll get excellent flavor and good clouds too.
The real kicker is the built in connector for any size stem, male or female. This makes it a great device to take around to show off at your friend’s houses while using it on their own rigs.
Or if portability is what you are after, your best bet is to start looking at wax pens at like the Source Orb 4.
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