Atmos R2 Review — Vaporizes Wax Just Like It Should


by Thanush Poulsen

Updated: November 14, 2022

Atmos R2 desktop

Review Score: 93/100

Price Range:
Black, Silver, Gunmetal, White
Battery Capacity:
6.5 inches
Works with:
  • Wax icon
  • Herbs icon
  • Oil icon


  • Powerful Vapor
  • It is easy to load and to use
  • Excellent vapor taste and quality throughout the session


  • Blue indicator light may be too bright
  • One of the more expensive models on the market

The Atmos R2 is a small dry herb and wax vaporizer pen which is slightly bigger compared to other similar models (such as the Atmos Raw), it has a larger battery and heating chamber – this means longer capacity, more draws, and quality! Moreover, the R2 is not only about size, but also about dry herbs, waxes, and even waxy oils. It is full of surprises!

How does the Atmos R2 look and feel?

We had a good first impression with the Atmos R2. It has a slightly rubbery feel that makes it easy to hold and does not leave fingerprints. The R2 is sleek, light, small and compact, the first element that caught our eyes was the wider chamber and battery. The chamber is only slightly bigger than average, so nothing to worry about in the chamber size department. The battery is large, but not so large to make holding it uncomfortable – it fits smoothly and nicely in hand. The power button has even been redesigned to feel nicer when you touch it. We can appreciate the great attention to detail!

Atmos R2 desktop

The Atmos R2 measures 6.5 inches long. It’s a bit larger and slightly less discreet than other similar vape pens. It has a decent weight and has a rubber mouthpiece, which makes it easy to wash.

The Atmos R2 Experience

R2 is a Performer

Once charged, we started with removing the spring from the mouthpiece, before placing one of the glass screen filters inside the heating chamber. This operation prevented the metal mesh filters from touching the heating coil. It is important to remember it.

Atmos R2 black heating chamber

After loading our dried peppermint herbs (we filled in about ⅔ of the capacity but never fully), we placed the mouthpiece on and quickly pressed the button fives times. It turned on the device and started heating the chamber. We held then the power button for about 7 seconds at a time, then released before the automatic shut-off started. Then we quickly pressed it down again and repeated the operation. We did it for 20 to 30 seconds, and the chamber got hot enough.

We had an overall decent vapor with quite a rich taste, and the thickness was good, decent sized. We could enjoy a good 3-5 draw with full flavors, so that was not bad at all. The battery is large, so it offered us longer vaping time. Moreover, we noticed that removing the spring from the mouthpiece got us slightly better hits.

However, after 10-15 minutes of use, the metal connector to the mouth became hot and started to get uncomfortable. We had to let it cool down for a little while before using it again.

Overall, the device is decent, our experience was good, and even though we were not impressed, we still believe that the Atmos R2 can be a good compromise for starters, but not a device we would consider for life.

Atmos R2 Cloud Quality

Strong! The R2 is able to boast a large and hot vapor thanks to its heating coil and powerful heating chamber. It rips through any type of herbs inside the chamber without any problem. Adding the large chamber size, the R2 also offers to load more and extend the pleasure. Overall, the Atmos R2 is able to produce thick vapors and gets the job done efficiently.


There’s nothing significant we would improve to be honest, except for the price and the size maybe. However, in fairness, they justify the Atmos R2 top performance: it makes sense to pay a higher price for a top device, and the slightly bigger dimensions (size, chamber) offer and guarantee the top flavor, taste, and vapor.

Maintaining and Using the Atmos R2

Like for the vast majority of vape pens, it takes five clicks to turn on, then holding it down for seven seconds makes it stop hitting. You can avoid this by holding it for six seconds, let go, then press again.

  1. Unbox and charge your Atmos R2 battery fully.
  2. Screw the heating chamber into the battery part and unscrew the mouthpiece to reveal the heating chamber, and fill in there your concentrates or dry herbs.
  3. Add some of the ground herbs or wax on the heating element, without filling the tank too much, to prevent from congestion and impact the ventilation. So the best is to leave a third of the tank capacity, that will leave space for the air to circulate.
  4. Screw back the mouthpiece.
  5. Press the power button five times to unlock the device.
  6. Press and hold the power button to start the heating, and while it starts heating up, you can start drawing.

The Atmos R2 Battery

Despite the slightly bigger size, the battery has been redesigned or rather upgraded. It now lasts longer and offers longer vaping sessions. The battery has a capacity of about 20-25 minutes of non-stop vaping. However, it is rarely the case that someone would vape for so long continuously, so the reality is that it will last for hours!

How to Keep Atmos R2 Clean

The best is to use only a clean cotton swab or cloth for wiping the external and internal parts of the R2. In the ceramic filter, better use a pin or a paperclip to push it within the holes and clear the airways. You should clean the filter with a cloth or swab. Same process to clean the mouthpiece and the heating chamber.

They do not provide it in the kit; however, the Atmos cleaning brush is a helpful and efficient tool that you will be able to us with all Atmos vaporizers and heating chambers. It is designed to gently remove all the residue that might build up in the chamber.

What do you get when you purchase an Atmos R2?

Atmos R2 Box Contents

  • 1x Lithium Ion Battery
  • 1x Rubber Mouthpiece
  • 1x Anodized Heating Chamber
  • 1x Mesh Filter
  • 1x Ceramic Filter
  • 1x Glass Screen
  • 1x Packing Tool
  • 1x Chamber Connector
  • 1x Spring
  • 1x Wall adapter USB Charger
  • 1x User Manual

Atmos R2 box contents

Atmos R2 Review: The Main Features

The key feature here is the dual function technology that allows herbs, wax even waxy oils. This miracle is made possible by the chamber’s anodized heating part. A great feature that gets the full and best flavours out of what you choose to vape. We thought it was a really impressive feature.

It has a single button with a blue light at the bottom, it lights up when you press, and the blue light means that you are hitting it.

We like the fact that it is also available in 4 colors (black, white, gunmetal black, stainless steel), has a year warranty and gets ready to use in about 5 seconds and has a unique operating button ensuring ease of operation.

Atmos R2 Specifications

Atmos R2
Manufacturer: AtmosRX
Size : 6.5″ in Length
Weight: 0.3 lbs
Heat Up Time: 5-10 Seconds
Vaporizer Compatibility: Dry Herbs and Wax
Battery: 900mAh Lithium Ion

Pros & Cons

The Positives

  • Powerful vapor
  • Longer battery capacity
  • Fast heat-up
  • It is easy to load and to use
  • Excellent vapor taste and quality throughout the session

The Negatives

  • The slightly larger size
  • Blue indicator light may be too bright
  • One of the more expensive models on the market

Winner or Loser? Make your own opinion

We really liked the pen despite the cons we detailed above. We think no significant point can affect our judgment or turn the vaping experience into a nightmare. The Atmos R2 offers excellent quality and performs from our testing.

It is very easy to assemble, it gives great hits and is very sleek. It is much more unique than most of the vaporizer pens in the same category. Overall, we find that it is ideal for beginners but also for the more experienced users. So, go for it!

Published: October 30, 2017Updated: November 14, 2022

Thanush Poulsen

Being a regular Sweden student, I discovered innovative ways of living healthier. And with my very first e-cigarette, I’ve got obsessed with all things digital. So vaping collided my interests in electronics, science, and health. I enjoy bringing people into the world of vaping through my reviews, guides, and best-of lists.


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6 comments on “Atmos R2 Review — Vaporizes Wax Just Like It Should

  • Jon Finwall

    August 20, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    cheaply made – research the 1 star reviews

    5 star reviews are for suckers

    my atmos Q3 sucks

  • Jon Finwall

    August 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    bad product-bad replacement atomozers , rude cutomer service. a horrible experience

  • Rick Desonie

    August 4, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Is it possible to clean heating chamber for for R2 coil chamber, the air holes. Use jewelry loupe to look, and looks impossible. If it can be cleaned, or not I need to know? Going thru learning curve vaping. Thanks in advance.

    • Jon Finwall

      August 20, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      these atmos products lack design . they dont last long and the customerserice s a humiliating condesending experience

      my atmos q3 died after 3 days

      waste of time and money

      thumbs down on atmos products

    • Jon Finwall

      August 20, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      Is it possible to clean heating chamber for for R2 coil chamber, the air holes. Use jewelry loupe to look, and looks impossible. If it can be cleaned, or not I need to know? Going thru learning curve vaping.

      • Al

        September 20, 2018 at 8:54 am

        Just drop the chamber in alcohol for half hour then flush it in water and let it dry.