VapeXhale`s Cloud Evo has been around for awhile now but still remains one of the most popular choices when it comes to home dry herb vaporizers. They`re really is`t anything on the market today that quiet compares to it. Sure there is vaporizers out there that are as good as it but nothing with the characteristics of the EVO. And that is why after so many years it still remains a top tier vaporizer. And one of the most popular at that.
So lets dig a bit deeper and see what makes this convection vaporizing beast so impressive.
Vapor Quality & User Experience
When it comes to vapor quality its hard to argue that the Cloud Evo is anything but exceptional. And also very customizable. With the Evo you have the choice of filtering your vapor through a number of different water perculated HydraTubes and also straight through glass tube mouthpieces. Not to mention the whip attachment and Hydrabases. The team from VapeXhale are always thinking up new glass designs and this really does freshen up the vapexhale experience. Its amazing what a new attachment can do for the quality of vapor that it produces. Not neccessarily better but the suttle differences are welcome if you have been sucking on the same glass for the past 2 years.
The Evo is a very powerful vaporizer and if its massive white room clouds you want, you will get it with the Evo. 10/10 for performance with both dry herb and concentrate. And thats not to say you cant turn it down and really take in the flavours.
The Cloud Evo is a convection vaporizer, this means that heated air moving through the herb is what heats it up and extracts the active ingredients. And with a 100% glass vapor path besides the stainless steel herb basket you can be sure the vapor is pure without any plastic or metal taste.
And holly cow batman. The Evo is extremely effective with concentrates. And in this case the vapor path is truly 100% glass. When using concentrates instead of the stainless steel baskets a borosilicate or quartz tube is used. Just drop a bit in the tube and simply sliiiide it in. Your material will sit low in the Evo. This essentially preheats your oil using conduction, before it is then blasted with hot air as you inhale. A true power house with concentrates, that I promise you.
The Cloud Evo is very easy to use but does require the users breath to draw the hot air over the herb. So may not be a great option for someone with breathing dificulties. A long drawn out breath is what works best.
Care & Maintenance
VapeXhale`s Evo itself really doesn`t need much maintenance at all. And takes a lot of use before it starts to show any sign of being dirty. All you need to do here is soak a q-tip in isopropyl and clean out the top half of the quartz tube that runs through the Evo. It is then advised to run another q-tip through with just water. Safety first
The frequency of cleaning will very from user to user depending on how much it is used and how much you care. But once again isopropyl is your friend.
I like to start by running hot water through the hydratube. This gives less amount of work for the more expensive iso to do. Then pour about 30-40ml iso in through the bottom joint. Shaking it through the bottom section then into the top. Then will generally follow up with a second run of the same amount through the top. Shake Shake Shake, hopefully not into the side of the sink. After you are satisfied with your clean run some clean water through and your done.
If your hydratube is especially dirty or the iso itself didn`t get it clean. Try using a course salt with the iso. This mix will generally clean the dirtiest of glass.
There are of course many ways to skin a cat so if you have a method that works for you then of course stick to what works for you.
Whip that isopropyl out again. I generally keep a small sealed container with iso in it. When ever small items like vapexhale`sherb baskets get a bit grimmie i just pop them in for awhile and give them a shake. Rinsing with clean water afterwards.
The vapexnailglass tubes are definitely the part that needs the most ongoing work to keep clean. There are a few different ways you can go about this.
If you only have a couple vapexnails immediate cleaning may be neccessary. This can be done by turning your Evo up to max after you have taken your hit. This will burn off any left over material but will usually only clean the bottom half of the tubes. These can also be cleaned with a blow torch. They will come up good as new for awhile but over time they just don`t get back to that sparkly new that they used to.
A better option, would be to spend the money and get a ultrasonic jewellery cleaner. Sounds expensive I know. But really isn`t. You can pick up a cheap one for as little as $35, but I do recommend spending a little extra and getting a commercial grade one. These are usually around $100.
All you need to do is fill your ultrasonic cleaner with the appropriate liquid for example Grunge Off Super Soaker Cleaner. and drop your vapexnails in and let it do the work for you. This can also be used for HydraTubes.
VapeXhale`s Evo is not a cheap vaporizer. And after using it you quickly realise why. It produces some of the most potent vapor i have ever experienced from a vaporizer. And also some of the tastiest, especially when used on low heat with just a plain old mouthpiece.
With all the accessories and add ons and the ability to use with your existing glass it fits easily into anyone collection and you will always find new ways to use it. This is a real advantage over most vapes that only work well when using in a specific way.
The Evo is also very efficient. You can put the smallest pinch in the herb basket and get great results. Basically paying for itself in saved herb.
The Evo is made to perform at high levels with both dry herb and concentrate. And also works great with sift placed straight in the bottom of the herb basket.
I think the question is how could you not like the Evo? And the only answer I have for that is if you have a really short breath you won`t be able to experience the Evo`s full potential.