The HipVap is the latest in the line of extremely tiny vaporizers that have been hitting the market recently. The HipVap provides the value and features of more expensive dry herb vaporizers at a very affordable price of $150. But with any vape, there are a few questions you have to ask to make sure it will suit you. We’re going to explore answers to those questions in this quick HipVap vaporizer review.
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What You Will Get
The HipVap vaporizer is famous for its value and the contents of the package just up the ante even more. In the box, there are two pods, eight oil wicks, three screens, two extra mouth pieces. It also comes with ten pipe cleaners and two smell proof bags. The manufacturer has ensured that you don’t have to buy any replacements for a long time with their product.
We would like to reiterate just how much of a good value we think this product is for the price. The HipVap Vaporizer bundle comes with a set of accessories that consist of:
- 1 HipVap Vaporizer
- 2 pods
- 8 oil wicks
- 2 extra mouth pieces
- 3 screens
- 2 odor proof bags
- 10 pipe cleaners
- 1 charger
- 1 instruction manual
Heating Efficiency & Vapor Path
The HipVap Weed Vaporizer comes with flexible temperature control. You can adjust the temperature between 65-221°C using the buttons on the left of the item. This temperature range is great for dry substances, and some concentrates and oils.
When it comes to vapor quality, the result is determined more or less by the temperature setting you select. For our first tryout of this unit, we started with a temperature setting of 190°C (374°F), gradually increasing the temperature every minute by 10°C until we reached 220°C (428°F). At moderate temperatures, the vapor is warm and smooth, but at higher temperatures it is quite harsh, causing our reviewers to cough violently. We discovered that the best temperatures for using the HipVap are below 200°C, though the dry herbs were vaporized thoroughly at all temperatures.
Size & Portability
The HipVap passes the size and portability tests with flying colors. The shape of the HipVap is designed like a hip flask, small and curved to fit in your pocket comfortably. It really is quite light and tiny, to the point where you may almost forget that it’s in your pocket. It isn’t flimsy, though; on the contrary, the device feels solid and seems built to last. We recommend, however, that you don’t keep it alongside anything in your pocket, since the buttons are extremely sensitive and can accidentally be pressed.
The battery life is decent too, allowing you can enjoy several vaping sessions throughout the day without worrying about the device running out of battery.
Helped by its size and portability, the unique design of the HipVap allows it to be extremely discreet. You can use this vaporizer with ease and without attracting too much attention in public thanks to its hip-flask appearance. The only thing that prevents the HipVap from scoring a perfect ’10’ in this category is the fact that vapor does tend to leak from the mouthpiece, which can leave a scent trail.
Accessories & Applications
The HipVap kit comes with a bunch of accessories, which maximize its value. We aren’t quite sure how such a good deal is selling for such an affordable price. In the box comes the HipVap Vaporizer, eight oil wicks, two pods, three screens, two additional mouthpieces, ten pipe cleaners, two odor-proof bags, one charger, and an instruction manual. The device also comes with a two-year warranty on the product, which is quite a long duration and allows you to vape peacefully without worrying about anything.
The two 1700 mAh lithium-ion batteries used in this vaporizer provide 2.5 hours of consecutive use but, of course, this timeframe is subject to change according to the temperature setting. Two hours is the average length of battery life, even with fluctuating temperatures. To save battery, the HipVap vaporizer is programmed to shut down automatically if not in use for 10 minutes.
Who is HipVap for?
This device is for novices and experienced vapers who are looking for a product that offers a unique experience. The use isn’t too complex, and also allows to vape concentrates besides herbs.
Customizing it is pretty simple. Its three-button design allows for it to be quite easy to pick up and learn. It allows you to adjust the automatic shutoff feature which most others require an unnecessary app for. Additionally, it features a cool real-time temperature scale that shows you how fast it’s heating up.
Ultimately, this vape is for anyone who likes to use a little herb. You can usually get a couple of really solid sessions out of it. Once you’re done, you can even evacuate the excess. The vape also allows for a nice even vaporization of the herbs. This means there won’t be any holes where you can see one part of the chamber’s hotter than the other.
But What’s the Catch?
There is always something to gripe about, and the HipVap vaporizer is not immune to problems. While most are minor nitpicks, they are things that can be addressed and fixed in later iterations of the product. That is if the manufacturer plans to launch a sequel.
Firstly, the chamber screen is very hard to remove. Therefore, I come to dread having to take it off. This is because even after using it so many times I still struggle with it. Secondly, the buttons on the front of the vape are not very visible and are hard to see. You might have a hard time finding the buttons at first. If you’re like me and like to sit in a dark room and vape, This can be a problem.
With this product, the good outweighs the bad. I would like to highlight some of the features that I haven’t mentioned yet that still impress me. This is one of the few mid-range vaporizers that allow you use both oils and concentrates. Usually, you’d usually have to go up at least $50-$100 to find a vape capable of doing that. I also love that you have full control of the temperature. You can go up degree by degree until you find that perfect temperature that you love.
Is HipVap Vaporizer Worth the Price?
I can without a doubt say that the HipVap is totally worth the $150 price tag. It is one of the best vapes in its price range. Furthermore, it could probably put up a valiant effort against current vaporizers costing twice as much. Most often, they compare it to the Goboof Alfa which costs $50 more and matches the HipVap tit for tat. If HipVap retailed for $200+, then it would probably boil down to personal preferences. But for now, HipVap beats the competition to the punch.
It fits a powerful core into a sleek and tiny package. It’s sturdy design and full user control allow for you never to have to worry about the product. Moreover, the mouthpiece allows for you to take nice comfortable pulls. The pass through charging means that you don’t ever have to unplug the charger if you don’t want to. The chamber size allows for you to share it with friends or get a great session by yourself.
Overall I would happily recommend the HipVap to anyone looking for a mid to high range, multipurpose dry herb vaporizer. The HipVap is great on the go or for vaping at home.