Now that the summer has come to an end and we are prepping for another great Canadian Winter, many fellow connoisseurs have called in and asked about stationary vaporizers. The good news is that we have extensively tested Da Buddha Vaporizer and can announce that it has qualified to become part of the TorontoVaporizer Vape family.
Da Buddah Performance Review
Da Buddha is made by the same company that makes the Silver Surfer, in Colorado. They have produced some fine Whip Style Vaporizers and have become famous for the reliability and cool design of their units. We extensively tested this unit and in today’s blog will tell you how this unit stacks up.
Let’s now talk about the units strong points. One of them is definitely manufacturing quality. First of all, this unit simply looks beautiful. The guys at Silver Surfer put a lot of effort into making sure this unit looks trendy. Most importantly though, the components seem very sturdy and the materials used are of high quality. What blew us away though is the carrying case this unit comes with. It’s a beautiful hemp bag that is nicely cushioned and has lots of pockets and would actually be a nice looking bag on its own. If all vaporizers came with bags like this, our connoisseur-lives would even be betterJ. You will have no problems carrying this unit around to a friend’s place or a cottage. Also the glass parts are all easily replaceable and even if you break it, there is not much work or cost that you have to endure to get your Vape back on track.
Let’s start with the Buddha’s weak points. First of all this unit has no temperature display and temperature can only be set by turning a dial at the front of the unit. Now what’s interesting is that the dial has no numbers or temperature levels so you do have to play a bit of a guessing game to set your temperature. We found temperature to be at its best at around 12 to 3 o’clock setting. The highest temperature settings seem to be too high, so you might want to turn up the dial carefully. The fact that the unit has no display and no numbers indicating temperature we couldn’t give the unit a better score than 6.5 out of 10 in terms of temperature flexibility.
Next we looked at the unit’s options, or the lack of options. The only way to use this unit is with the whip or hose. There is only one add-on for Da Buddha Vape that allows one to diffuse essential oils directly into the room (or use as an ashtray, TRUST it comes in handy for that), therefore this unit ranked on the low end in terms of options.
Next we looked at the units speed and again it didn’t disappoint. The warm up time to reach medium temperature is very short at around 40-50 seconds. This makes the unit very convenient to use as it is also very easy to set-up. Botanicals are loaded into the glass wand at the bottom of the whip and then inserted into the unit. Just put in as much to fill 15% to 30% of the chamber (don’t fill it up as you will sacrifice efficiency). In short operating this unit is very easy and fast hence the unit received a great score of 8/10 in this category.
Now let’s look at vapor quality. The unit produced good quality vapor. On the lower end the vapor was barely visible and vapor extraction could have been a little more efficient. The unit works best at around medium heat were it can produce some nicely thick and dense vapor. The consistency of the vapor was very nice but I do need to mention that the flavor did not blow me away. In the higher temperature ranges the vapor tasted a bit harsh but that’s because we think that the Buddha reaches some very high temperatures that are on the high end of optimal vaporization temperatures. One thing you definitely need to do is to hover around the 12 – 3 o’clock temperatures to have good efficiency and flavor.
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Overall, I really enjoyed using this vaporizer. It simply looks great out of the box and its set-up is extremely easy and fast. I also have to mention the stunning carrying case that comes with the unit. Manufacturing quality is also on the high end and definitely makes up for the units short-fall in temperature flexibility and options.
This unit is suitable for individuals that want quick setup time, little maintenance, option to take the stationary vaporizer from one place to another, cool design and robust manufacturing.
Da Buddha was able to reach a solid score of 7.3/10 in terms of overall experience.