A mostly unknown name in the market, the Randy’s Chill is a dry herb and concentrates vaporizer that has some unique features like a freezable vapor path, replaceable coils, and an included bubbler. Is the Chill worth $149, or is it another novelty vaporizer without any performance to back it up? Check out what we have to say about Randy’s Chill in our review!
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Review: Randys Chill
How it Works
Before use, you have the ability to remove the mouthpiece and leave it in the freezer to cool it down. Sliding it back into the unit right before the session is a seamless process. You can also opt to use the included bubbler mouthpiece instead which also cools the hits down nicely.
You have the option to use two different chambers – one for herb, one for concentrates. After deciding which chamber to use and loading it with material, you’ll then snap it back in thanks to the magnetic loading area.
The two different coils have 3 different temperature settings each, however, they’re not exactly accurate. For dry herb, you’ll get ranges of 212-392°F, 450-572°F, and 600-752°F, or 100-200°C, 232-300°C, and 315-400°C. Above 440°F/230°C WILL combust your herb and we do not recommend this.
For concentrates, the coil will heat up between 315-450°F, 450-600°F, and 600-900°F, or 157-232°C, 232-316°C, and 316-482°C.
This device has among the worst temperature control we’ve ever seen on a device, nearly as bad as no temperature control at all. For dry herb, any temperature setting beyond the first one for will combust, ruining the experience entirely, requiring you to deep clean the unit right after. The coils for concentrates are also extremely hot and don’t leave you with nice flavor for your concentrates either.
Beyond terrible. Either you get no vapor production at all or a hot burnt mess. Concentrates work okay at best, but won’t leave you with a flavor that’s very enjoyable. I would never use the Randy’s Chill for dry herb and I would rather use an ordinary wax pen like the Thunder 2 for concentrates.
The only redeeming factor is the vapor path is large and entirely glass, leaving you with a smooth vapor if you don’t combust and actually manage to get any vapor. This is bottom of the bucket quality and I wouldn’t even get close to it.
The aluminum body is reminiscent of the Zeus Smite which is nice and it does feel durable. The coils and ceramic chamber are low grade and extremely cheap, and the buttons feel finicky.
Evidently, it was mass produced in a warehouse without much attention to detail. The glass mouthpieces are okay and do feel nicer than plastic alternatives, however, I wouldn’t trust them to survive a medium sized impact at all.
On the bright side, the storage compartment for the metal tool and an extra coil is convenient and a nice feature. If you enjoy the aesthetic of the Randy’s Chill but want a true vaporizer experience we recommend checking out the mentioned Zeus Smite.
You’ll get roughly 5 sessions of dry herb from a full charge and plenty of draws with concentrates per charge.
The battery is not removable and considering the build quality of the other parts, I don’t expect it to have a very long life until its dead for good.
Another redeeming factor, it stores away nicely in pockets and it’s definitely portable. I would still use caution when handling due to the glass mouthpiece, however, it doesn’t feel particularly fragile when it’s in the device.
Ease of Use
There aren’t really clear instructions on how to use it, which would certainly be appreciated. At first, it was difficult to even get any flavor or vapor at all, and then suddenly there was combustion and frustration.
Though it’s marketed for beginners, the Randy’s Chill is not as straightforward as others and not a great idea.
Its design can pass as a standard box mod vaporizer which is stealthy and convenient.
If you do accidentally combust, any element of discretion will instantly be gone as the unit will reek of dry herb and need a deep cleaning right away.
Not very convenient if you’re out for a night at the movies and don’t want to emit a pungent odor for everyone else to smell.
The Randy’s Chill is hands down one of the biggest disappointments we’ve seen yet. Though it brings innovative features that we very much enjoy, it fails on all fronts to actually operate as a vaporizer.
Personally, I would also choose the Arizer Solo 2 over this, because the only advantage this has is improved portability. But it’s not really all that portable anyway. You can check out my direct comparison between the Air 2 & Solo 2 here.
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