The Milaana Vaporizer: Does This Vape Deliver?

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by Jeffrey Buckley

Updated: October 21, 2020

Milaana Vaporizer desktop

Review Score: 92/100

Price Range:
$199.99-$229
Battery:
18650 batteries
Material of Body:
Wood
Battery charger:
External
Works with:
  • Herbs icon

Pros

  • Elegant wooden body that is a pleasure to look at
  • Hour of battery life, which is pretty decent
  • Comes with a clever looking cut-off switch shaped like a guitar pick

Cons

  • Poor quality vapor

The Milaana is a right portable convection vaporizer by Rasta Buddha Tao. It has a handcrafted wooden body that encases a mixture of brass, copper, stainless steel, and glass. It has an electrical cut-off switch shaped like a guitar pick to keep the copper battery and hatch and the battery itself from touching while it is turned off. The Rasta Buddha Tao Milaana is powered by 18650 lithium-ion batteries, which are affordable and easy to find. With the help of the battery, the device can generate up to 45 watts of power. The firing button of Milaana gives the user the ability to control the convection heat output.

Overview of the Milaana RBT Vaporizer

Milaana is the best product from RBT that is highly touted by that company. Lithium-ion batteries power it, and it can generate up to 45 watts of power. The Rasta Buddha Tao Milaana has a lovely looking wooden body that gives it a real retro look and feel.

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Unfortunately, there are a few areas where this device does not excel. Milaana has poor temperature control, giving either lukewarm or burnt flavors, and nothing in between. Another area where it suffers is in the ease of use category, making it more suited for advanced users.

What Comes with the Milaana Kit?

The standard kit of Milaana comes with a charger, batteries and a case for batteries, and long and short glass mouthpieces. It also has two rimmed screens, a stir stick, a storage bag and tin, and a Volcano grinder. There is also the option of ordering the gold kit. It comes with the best vaporizer, an XTAR VC4 Charger, two batteries and the case for batteries. It comes with all the other things in the standard kit, but there are extra mouthpieces and rimmed screens.

Internal Building Quality and Design of Milaana

No one can say that the maple body is poorly made. It is remarkably well crafted, giving it what the manufacturers call a “steampunk” look. For extra money, the body can be made from cherry, walnut, and several other species of wood.

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This portable vape uses glass stems, but that does not do anything to improve the quality of the vapor. Milaana is supposed to be a low-temperature vaporizer, but for some reason, it burns the herb. The glass attachments do nothing to cool it down.

Battery Life

This portable vaporizer uses 18650 batteries, and these last an hour each, sometimes less. It depends on how often the Milaana vaporizer is used. Those who plan on vaping on the go should carry an extra set of batteries. To ensure that the device performs its best, use Samsung INR 18650-25R batteries. These are high-quality batteries, and they will not fail and result in damage to the device or user.

How to Use the Milaana Vaporizer

One of the main drawbacks of Milaana is that it is not an easy device to use; in fact, it is quite complicated. Before using Milaana, insert the battery. After putting the battery into the vape, put on the copper plate to keep the battery in place. The basket screen in the glass stem (much like the Arizer Air) that comes with the kit holds the herb. Pack the herb into the screen, and then put in the glass stem. The end of the stem protruding from the device serves as the mouthpiece. Once the glass is fully inserted, hold down the firing button and take slow draws for five to six seconds. Keep making draws for fifteen more seconds after releasing the firing button, and stir the herbs after each draw.

Read the Instructions

This is quite an involved process, so try not to skip any steps or take shortcuts. Study the instructions and follow them to the letter. Reading the instructions and developing a complete understanding of them will result in a better vaping experience. Not following them could result in damage to the vaporizer.

Other RBT Vaporizers

Milaana vs. Splinter

The Splinter is quite similar in appearance. It is a wood body vaporizer that is powered by a 18650 battery. It has a few advantages, though. Firstly, the Splinter goes up to 50 watts whereas the Milaana only does 40. It is also more comfortable to use.

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Another advantage of using the Splinter is that it produces a much better flavor. If faced with a choice between these two vaporizers, go with the Splinter.

What are the Milaana’s Competitors?

Milaana vs. Ghost MV1

The Ghost MV1 has a few things in common with this RBT vape. The most significant commonality shared between the two vaporizers is that they are complicated to use, so they are not suitable units for beginners. The most significant difference in these vaporizers is in appearance.

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The Ghost is made of medical-grade materials, whereas the RBT’s vape is made of wood. While the Ghost MV1 is very durable, it has a 2,600 mAh battery that takes eight hours to charge. The Milaana, with its replaceable batteries, does not have this problem.

Fury 2 vs. Milaana

The Fury 2 is a perfect vaporizer, especially for those looking for something portable. It is quite small, but for its size, it delivers an incredible hit. It has a full temperature spectrum that makes it suitable for high and low (320 to 430 Fahrenheit) temperature vaping.

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The only area where the device does not excel is in battery life. The Fury 2 lasts 30 to 45 minutes, whereas the Milaana can last up to an hour.

Milaana vs. Solo 2

The Solo 2 is a better vaporizer. It is easier to use, having only the body and stem, and it produces a much better flavor. This makes it a go-to device for beginners. Another advantage is battery life.

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The Solo 2 will work for up to three hours to the Milaana’s one. The only problem area is the airflow. The Solo 2 has some very tight and restricted draws.

Milaana RBT Vaporizer Specifications

Milaana Vaporizer
Battery charger: External
Height: 10 cm
Width: 6 cm
Depth: 3.2 cm
Material of Body: Wood
Material of Stem: Glass
Temperature Settings: User-controlled
Battery: 18650 batteries

Pros&Cons

Pros

  • Elegant wooden body that is a pleasure to look at
  • Hour of battery life, which is pretty decent
  • Comes with a clever looking cut-off switch shaped like a guitar pick

Cons

  • Not easy to use; requires a lot of attention to detail
  • Poor quality vapor
  • Better vaporizers out there for the price

Final Thoughts about Milaana

There are a few things to like about Milaana, especially the outer body and the wide selection wood available to choose. Unfortunately, this mod does not do it for us. The vapor is of deficient quality because the herbs are susceptible to burning. A low-temperature mod should not burn the herbs. Plus, the mod is very complicated to use. For the price the company is asking for, a vaper could find a better device like the Solo 2, then Milaana, which is around $50.00 cheaper.

Perhaps we have been unfair in our Milaana RBT review. Do you think we have been too hard on them? Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment below for other readers to see. Informed comments like yours help people figure out what devices they will buy next.

Published: January 7, 2020Updated: October 21, 2020
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Jeffrey Buckley

I was a smoker for over 25 years. In this time I also earned my medical degree with a specialization in addiction treatment and counseling. That period has led me to vaping, my interest started around 2011. I’m fighting the tide of hysteria and dis-information around vaping that emanates from various fronts legislative, cultural and scientific. Having scientific councils support, I’m happy to contribute my thoughts, articles, and expertise.


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