Black Mamba Dry Herb Vaporizer Review
Do you love cannabis but aren’t sure if a vape will offer the same level of satisfaction and same high as smoking? Unfortunately, most dry herb vaporizers are expensive. The cheaper ones either don’t completely vaporize the herbs or will simply roast them. Both are a big no-no. Therefore, if you’re going through the same dilemma, Black Mamba vaporizer might be a good choice for you.
Disclosure: All the dry herb vaporizers which we review on this website are tested by our trained, paid staff. As part of the review, VapingDaily.com links directly to the product or brands so that you may purchase directly from the provider. We receive commissions from these providers, however, this does not affect the price you pay, and the commissions we earn help us pay for the costs of running this website. Click here to learn more. Thank you.
Why might Black Mamba be a good choice?
Ok, it might not be the best dry herb vaporizer on the market. However, it’s one of the most affordable options and yet offers a nearly as good vaping experience as any other. In other words, if you’re unsure whether dry herb vaporizers are for you or not, try the Black Mamba. It will give you the answer without having to break the bank.
Here are some quick facts about the little vape:
- Capacity: .65 g
- Dimensions: 145*46*26.5mm
- Heating Time: 20-30 seconds
- Battery: 1600 mAh built-in battery (lasts one hour)
- Working voltage: 3.3-4.2 V
- Charging time: 2 hours
- Kit contains: Black Mamba Vaporizer, 2 Glass Mouthpieces with Metal Filters, Packing Tool, Cleaning Brush, Tweezer, USB Charger, User Guide
The First Impression
It’s a conductive, portable dry herb vaporizer with a unique design and a chamber with a decent size. As a result, it can hold up to 0.65 grams of the medium. It has an all-glass vapor path. Seeing the vapor is always fun. It also has a food-grade mouthpiece, which is also made of glass. To customize your experience, you can choose from five different temperature settings including 365°F, 374°F, 392°F, 410°F, and 428°F.
Ease of Use
From filling the herb chamber to adjusting the heat settings, using Black Mamba is a mere case of common sense. The one button operation makes life easier, and the perfect size of the mouthpiece adds on to it. On top of that, the ergonomic design of the vape makes holding it very easy.
There is no LCD, which is usually superfluous in the case of simple vaporizers and can drain the battery. Instead, it has five LED lights that tell you what heat level the vaporizer is at. You can change it using the single button. It quickly changes between the heat levels and makes life simple. That way, you can enjoy your vape instead of getting lost in the bells and whistles.
Putting the Black Mamba to the Test
The first thing that stood out when using Black Mamba was the quick heat up time. It takes only a couple seconds. Only five heat settings were somewhat off-putting, especially if you want to fine-tune and customize your experience.
This little bad boy has an all-ceramic chamber, and ceramic chambers offer the best flavor, especially for flowers. The glass vapor path and mouthpiece ensure that the flavor stays fresh until it reaches your taste buds. In fact, the flavor from the Black Mamba is better than many of the expensive vapes. The only thing you have to ensure is to pack the chamber fully. Being a conduction vaporizer, the vapor won’t be as dense in case you under-pack it.
The flavor is highly commendable; the vapor production, not so much. It offers more vapor at higher heat settings, but you lose the taste because of excessive heat. Medium heat settings offered an ideal balance between flavor and vapor.
My only real gripe against Black Mamba is the relatively short battery life. Again, using it at medium heat settings will give you 30–45 minutes of vaping when you charge it fully. However, higher settings drain the battery much faster though. Surprisingly, the 1600mAh battery is pretty powerful, but maybe the little giant needs a lot of power to function. On the flip, the good thing is that you can charge it using a USB charger, which is always a great thing.
Build Quality and Design
Expecting a top notch build might be a little too much to ask for from such an affordable unit. However, the Black Mamba does have a pretty creditable build. It gives a sturdy feel when you hold it.
Its design is simply amazing. It’s unlike anything we have seen so far. As a result, it means you can rest assured that you’re not getting one of those white label generics. It looks like a USB flash drive with an elegant, curved shape. Although it’s available in several vibrant colors, the red and green LED lights look particularly nice on the black finish. Because it looks like a fashion accessory you won’t be ashamed to use it in public.
Things We Loved About the Vape
- Extremely affordable price. In fact, it’s one of the most affordable herb vaporizers out there that doesn’t suck.
- The rubber finish not only gives it an elegant look but also makes it sturdy and easy to hold.
- Compact, slim size makes it an ideal vape for frequent travelers and outdoor folks. You won’t even know it’s in your pocket.
- Offers amazingly smooth and even flavor. No roasted or burnt taste that’s usually associated with herbs.
- Micro USB charging is an added plus
Things We Didn’t Like
- Short battery life
- You must pack it fully. Consequently, you won’t be able to enjoy the same flavor if you’re about to run out of your stash.
- Unknown manufacturer. Well, some people won’t care about the manufacturer as long as the unit is holding up, but we do. We do want to know who is behind the product, but no luck with Black Mamba.
Black Mamba – Value for money
Different websites list the Black Mamba at varying prices. But you can get it for as low as $25.99, which is ridiculously affordable. This is considering that most decent herb vaporizers cost anything upwards of $150, some even more than $300. It might not be the most elegant or the sturdiest vaporizer under the sun. On the other hand, it’s worth way more than the price mainly because of the amazing flavor it offers.
Despite a couple of shortcomings, there are many reasons to love the Black Mamba dry herb vaporizer. It could be the elegant design, affordable price, instant heat up, and so on. However, the amazing flavor it offers alone is a good enough reason to grab it for the price. It’s not going to beat the big guys that cost $200 or more. However, if you’re on a budget, the Black Mamba is the way to go. In conclusion, we highly recommend it to those who are hesitant to vape their herbs instead of smoking them. Therefore, stop thinking you won’t get the same flavor and satisfaction. Try the Black Mamba, it will not disappoint you.
Vape Rating: 83/100 by Vaping Daily