Vaporizer Review: The Vapor Cup
Hello PNW followers! Thanks for joining us for another review! In this review we are going to show you all the Vapor Cup, a dry flower vaporizer that is redefining discreet outdoor consumption!
The Vapor Cup:
The Vapor Cup comes in a larger box and has everthing you need for vaporizing your herbs. Inside you get:
- The Vapor Cup
- Discreet cover
- 2 plastic straws
- 1 glass straw
- Plastic straw attachment cap
- 2 plastic scoops
- 1 tamper
- 1 cleaning pick
- Extra flat screens
- Extra cup screens
The box is quite large and the picture doesn’t leave anything to the imagination. This was a bit surprising because their whole gimmick is about discreet vaporizing so I would have thought they would have given more planning to their packaging.
Vapor Cup also has a few extras for traveling: an insulated lunch style bag and a pouch with 4 extra glass straws. That way you can preload a few and then head out the door!
Using the Vapor Cup:
To load the Vapor Cup, just grind up some herb and use the provided scoops to place some in the end of the straw that contains the screen. Personally, these scoops are too small for my big hands so I just put the end of the straw into the pile of flower and slowly twist and push until its full. Just use the tamper to lightly pack down the flower to just below the rim without packing it too tightly.
As you see in the video above, this has a LED readout with a variable temperature setting. The panel is actually hidden behind a cover designed to look like a heat pad around a coffee cup. It’s one more way the designers really worked to make this thing look like a travel mug, not a vaporizer.
Flip the switch on the bottom to turn the unit on. To start heating you have to hit the center, larger button on the hidden panel. The unit automatically heats up to 360 degrees and you can then set your preferred temp from there. The Vapor Cup team recommends around 330, we preferred around 345 on our flower with more limonene and all the way up to 375 if you have some humulene that needs vaporizing. Just be warned, above 355 and you start getting that burnt popcorn flavor almost immediately. This unit is designed to run at lower temps for sure!
Note: When adjusting the temperature you have to click the button once and then you can press & hold to adjust. If you just press & hold you will toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
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. This can be saved to make cannabis butter, so don’t just toss them and waste your remaining cannabinoids!
You don’t get big clouds here, but with a discreet vaporizer that’s what you want right? Don’t expect to blow clouds with this, in fact you HAVE to be at the higher temps to see much in the way of vapor at all!
We were able to vaporize 6-8 straws worth on a single charge, which is more than enough to use all 5 straws if you have the pouch with extra straws.
Vaporizing for medicinal benefits is an important part of returning our bodies to homeostasis and strengthening our endocannabinoid system. The Vapor Cup provides an even vaporization that provides a quality high with very little waste. You don’t get huge clouds because you are absorbing the cannabinoids and this doesn’t strip much else off so you don’t get a ton of vapor.
The high was quite spacey but that was a quality of the flower I was vaporizing. What the Vapor Cup does is allow you to absorb the cannabinoids and terpenes much more efficiently so you get much higher than just smoking a bowl.
Care and Maintenance:
Cleaning is pretty easy. The straws can all soak in your favorite cleaner, like Weed Wipes. There are three screens to remove and soak as well: 2 inside the glass straw and 1 inside the heating chamber. The heating chamber can just be wiped out with a Q-tip soaked in alcohol.
This unit has just a couple flaws.
First, the unit has a bit of a learning curve. No matter how much you watch the use videos or read the welcome email you will still have issues using this unit at first.
The price is also a concern. At $199.95 this unit is an investment and should be treated as such. If you don’t know if you want to vaporize yet, buy a lower cost product to test. This isn’t the unit for you!