When it comes to herbal vaporizers there is never a one size fits all. I personally have never tried 2 vaporizers that produce the same experience.
So to make your decision an easier one and put the right vaporizer in your hands High Tech Vaporizers will be bringing out a series of reviews to help you find the right vaporizer for you.
Lets get started!
LIFT Vaporizer by FLYTLAB
The LIFT vaporizer by FLYTLAB is very compact, surprisingly powerful and easy to use. This is not a vaporizer that has a learning curve. From the very first time you turn your LIFT on you will get great results. It has a ceramic oven which is great for flavour. And utilizes both conduction and convection heating.
Personally this is a vape that I always come back too. It brings the best out of your herb flavour wise and produces strong dense vapor. When inhaling vapor from the LIFT you know your inhaling vapor and is probably the closest to feeling like you are smoking while still taking advantage of the health benefits from vaporizing. This is a great option for someone transitioning from combustion to vaporizing.
Top Marks For Portability
At 10cm tall and 2.2 cm in diameter this vaporizer fits comfortably in hand, easily concealable and light enough as to not annoy you when carrying in your pocket. Compared to other really small vaporizers such as the PAX 3 and Davinci IQ, height wise the LIFT is slightly taller but in total volume when considering the width the LIFT is smaller then both of these. And is also lighter then both of these too. While the LIFT is light it should be mentioned that it does not feel cheap, it feels like a very solid unit. Nothing is loose and nothing rattles.
Vapor Quality & User Experience
FLAVOUR FLAVOUR FLAVOUR: The vapor quality from the LIFT is superb and is what keeps me coming back. It pumps strong rich vapor even when set on medium settings and only filled 1/3 the way up. The LIFT really takes it to another level when packed to the brim though, and with high heat settings you can really go through the herb fast, if that`s what your after. The LIFT as a capacity of up to 0.7 grams. I found usual max to be more like 0.5 grams myself.
It does how ever have a heavy draw resistance comparable to the firefly 2. While not a deal breaker for most this could be considered as a negative. This is occasionally made worse by blocked mouthpieces. With isopropyl this is quickly rectified.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Cleaning and maintenance is a breeze with with the LIFT vaporizer. The entire vapor path is the ceramic oven and the mouthpiece, that`s it. Occasional wipe out with a Q-tip and isopropyl is all you need to keep the oven clean. The thread is another place you should pay some attention to when cleaning. Keep your thread clean and your lid will screw on with ease. And if it gets tight all it needs is a clean. The mouthpiece should also be cleaned out with iso. This will ensure the best possible draw resistance.
And just to be safe rinse the mouthpiece out with water and wipe the chamber with a damp cloth to remove any residue left behind from the isopropyl.
Technical & How To
The LIFT is operated by one button and has 3 setting. LOW, MEDIUM and HIGH. No useless functions here folks.
Press the button 3 times to turn on and off the device. It also has a auto shut off feature which turns the vaporizer off if it is not in use for 30 seconds. This is to both preserve your herb and battery.
The unit will cycle through the 3 heat setting. Blue=low, yellow=med and green=high
Simply press the button again to select a heat setting and the unit will begin to heat up. Heat up time is anywhere from 28 to 35 seconds.
Each session lasts for 2 mins and will shut off at that time. The vaporizer will also shut off if the mouthpiece is pushed in. And will not turn on while the mouthpiece is pushed in.
The LIFT also requires zero stirring. Something I think everybody hates but puts up with. This is due to its 360 degree heating elements that are embedded in the wall of the ceramic oven and aided by convection.
I was not expecting much from such a simply looking vaporizer and at only $230. This LIFT was surprisingly enjoyable to use and the vapor quality really speaks for itself. It is a great option for out and about and at its low price would be a awesome first vape. Even if your someone who already has a $500 vape this would not go unused.
Current price of the LIFT is 214.95 at High Tech Vaporizers