Vaporizer Review: The Terra from Cloud Vapes
Hello PNW followers! Thanks for joining us for another review! Today we’re talking about the Terra Vaporizer from Cloud Vapes. Here are the PNWCR HQ we’ve tested several dry flower vaporizers and so we were glad to get another from our friends over at Cloud.
The Terra comes in quality cardboard packaging like most Cloud items. Inside the box you find:
- Cloud Terra Vaporizer
- Charging USB Cable
- Wall Plug
- Cleaning Brush
- Packing Tool
- Owner’s Manual
We’ve never been less than impressed with Cloud’s packaging and it’s nice to see that they still uphold those standards.
Using the Terra:
As you see in the video above, there are 2 temperature settings. Blue is 375 and Green is 410 degrees. Blue is the recommended setting, and our preferred setting, and gives you the best bang for your hit. Green is much too high in my opinion, it just leaves a popcorn flavor in your mouth and the high is not as enjoyable. This is also a very hot hit and is harsh in your lungs. You also can’t cool this down with water, Cloud doesn’t have a water attachment for this one.
Five clicks to the power button turns it on, and the light blinks while it’s heating. Once it’s solid on the unit is ready and you can draw your hit without having to hit any buttons to do so. The light stays on for five minutes, allowing you to hit it several times. The size of the hit you get depends on how you draw on the unit. Drawing fast and hard will give you a smaller cloud where a slow, even draw will pull the heat through the entire chamber and give you a larger cloud. You just have to experiment with it to get the best hit with the best flavors.
When you’ve hit it a few times all you’re left with is brown material that looks vaguely of dried tobacco. This is the vaporized flower that is left behind.
If you’re looking for clouds of vapor this is NOT the unit for you. This unit only produces a small amount of vapor that you absorb almost ALL of when you inhale so there is very little vapor released on the exhale.
Care and Maintenance:
Cleaning the unit is fairly simple. You can keep it mainly clean with the provided brush, however it will gum up eventually and you can’t separate the chamber from the atomizer. That’s why it got a low cleanliness score. You can clean the mouthpiece screen and use a Q-tip with alcohol to clean out the inside of the unit but there is no way to soak or really clean the inside of the chamber.
This unit has a few flaws. First, only having two heat settings means you have no control of how it vaporizes the cannabis. It also heats the flower up unevenly, leaving the top only half vaporized at times and a mix of green cannabis can be seen in with the brown, vaporized flower.
The unit is made with mediocre plastic and lightweight parts so it doesn’t feel like it will last for a long time. That and the harsh flavor means that the $99.99 just isn’t really worth it.