Connoisseurs will always debate among themselves about which unit is better. Every connoisseur has a hand full of reasons why they love their favourite units. Today we have two interesting portable units going head to head in our Vape Showdown. In one corner we have the Puffit, one of the stealthiest portables on the market right now, and in the other we have the FlashVape, a robust, homegrown unit from Canada. Let’s get started.
Puffit vs FlashVape
The Puffit produces decent vapor. This unit uses conduction heat to produce your vapor. One thing to remember with the Puffit is that your botanical has to be bone dry to properly function. You also need to take long steady draws to effectively vaporize your botanical.
The FlashVape produces above average quality vapor. It achieves this by heating your botanical with its ceramic heating chamber and surgical grade stainless steel screen. The heating chamber has decent airflow and a lot of surface area to heat. You also need to take steady draws with this unit.
The Puffit is manufactured and designed to look similar to a standard asthma inhaler. There are no external parts to keep track of and is very self-contained. It is solid but it could benefit from using more metal in its construction to make it sturdier. You charge the internal battery by using the included USB charger.
The FlashVape is a very solid and sturdy unit built in Canada. It is precision made with machined aluminum alloy that can stand up to a lot of punishment. Due to its strong construction, this vaporizer can withstand a lot of rough use.
Ease of Use
The Puffit is very simple to use. First you fill your heating chamber with your incredibly dry botanical ( I repeat this fact because it is essential to your experience) then you set your temperature on the dial at the base, click the top and wait for the light to turn green. It takes about 30 seconds to heat up. You then start to take your steady, long draws. The unit stops heating after you return the cap to the unit.
The FlashVape is easy to use and charge. You get started by powering the unit on with the bottom button. You then can use the main heat button at the center of the unit and your heating chamber will begin to vaporize the botanical you put inside. Heating initially takes about seven seconds but you can take your draws after about 1 to 2 seconds. You do have to get into a bit of rhythm with the heating cycles but you will work it out pretty quickly.
The Puffit is quite portable due to its size and shape. It is shaped like an asthma inhaler and can fit easily into your pockets. You charge this unit with a USB cable, so you can really charge it almost anywhere. It also has a 90 second auto shut off to preserve battery life.
The FlashVape is not very portable at all. It is sturdy but it’s much larger than most portable units on the market today. It weighs the same as most extra-large flashlights. Battery life is good but you have to remember that battery life isn’t everything when it comes to portable units. It is more of a portable unit that you would use around the house.
The Puffit is very discrete. It looks almost exactly like an asthma inhaler. No one will take a second look at you if you are using this in a crowded outdoor location. It hides its true nature very well.
The FlashVape is not discrete. It is too big to fit into your pocket but may fit into a larger jacket pocket or a purse. The mouthpiece also makes it more noticeable than the Puffit. People will know what it is, and if they don’t they’ll still be suspicious. This unit is better left and used at home.
The Puffit has 8 different temperature settings that you set on the base of the unit. The FlashVape changes your temperature based on how long you hold down the heat button, which doesn’t really count as temperature flexibility per se.
After all of our consideration and research, our winner today is the Puffit. It wins on vapor quality, ease of use, discreteness, portability and temperature flexibility. It is very stealthy when it comes to portable vaporizers. You should pick up the FlashVape if you are looking for a portable unit to use around your household that is quite durable and sturdy, but if you want to vape on the go, the Puffit is the real winner.
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