MigVapor Herb-E Review
The Herb-E is a dry herb vaporizer created by MigVapor. They created the Herb-E to fill the void in dry herb vaping – stealth and portability. The device is one of the most portable dry herb vaporizers around.
Price to performance value on this device is impressive, and with dual temperature modes, half a gram chamber size and a large battery in such a small device, the Herb-E was quite a surprise. Overall, the box contained everything we needed to get started and maintain our device initially.
We were a bit skeptical at first about such a small dry herb vaporizer, but our doubts were quickly put to rest once we fired it up.
What we liked in MigVapor Herb-E
- Small and Stealthy
- Minimal Cloud
- Very Portable
- Large Chamber Space
- Two Temperature Settings
Herb-E Review: Box Contents and Specs
- 1x USB Cable
- A Cleaning Brush
- 2x Cleaning Tissues
- User Manual
- 1x Tweezers
- 3 Pipe Cleaners
- 1200 mAh Polymer Battery
- Simple One Button Controls
- Dual Temperature Modes
- Large Chamber – (Half A Gram)
Herb-E’s Look, Feel and Comparisons
Our thoughts on the Design
Just looking at the Herb-E, you can get a sense in what direction MigVapor was going with its design. A small form factor dry herb vaporizers. They have tried to outdo the norm and take dry herb vaporizing to the extremely portable. The overall style of the device seems to be a knock at the animated movie character Wall-E. This approach makes it nice, sleek, and the clean design also makes looking at the device pleasing.
One note that I did find only slightly awkward was the mouthpiece. You have to almost hold the device like a whistle against your mouth to get the desired angle for use. Again, only a small inconvenience.
MigVapor did choose to go with an aluminum chamber over the likes of quartz or ceramic. We would have preferred to see one of the latter because we find that quartz or ceramic offer a less impeded taste. However, it is all up to personal preference.
How Does it Compare to Other Devices
The Herb-E is in a category of its own – ultra-portable dry herb vaporizers. Comparing this device to others in a similar class is a bit tricky. We cannot really blame the Herb-E for some of its shortcomings because of its size. We tried comparing it to the PAX 3 and for the amount of money your spending you get a great device. However, the Herb-E was holding its own while being a smaller compact device.
Next, we tried another dry herb vaporizer, the Firefly 2. Yet again, if you aren’t wanting to pay an arm and a leg for a similar experience that you could achieve in a much smaller package, then we would recommend the Herb-E because of its small size and surprising performance it makes for the stealthiest dry herb vaporizer on the market.
How the Device Feels
Herb-E is quite light and feels good in the hand. The quality of metal wrapped in carbon fiber stands out and make the experience of holding it premium. Mentioning the carbon fiber again, it acts as an insulator keeping the heat in and preventing your hands from becoming too hot.
Some other points to mention are when holding the device in hand you may notice the way you hold it will change from other larger devices. I found that I was using the pinching method or between my thumb and pointer finger then outright holding it with my whole hand. Though I do have large hands, so it was just the most comfortable position to hold it.
The Herb-E does not contain a river of features and does not need them. It does what they designed it to do. The simple dual modes are the only two features that come with the device. You can identify which mode you are in by the two LED lights on the front side of the Herb-E.
- YELLOW “HAPPY” MODE – The Herb-E has two modes the first mode is the yellow mode which they call the happy mode. This first mode takes about 15 flashes of the LEDs to warm up too. Once the yellow light becomes solid, you are ready to vape. On this mode, the temperatures inside the chamber are not high enough to combust the herb. Thus you only get vapor.
- RED “ANGRY” MODE – The second mode the device offers is angry red mode. You can access this mode by holding the button down for 5 seconds, which should turn the lights from yellow to red. This mode is the hottest mode and will give you the most vapor, but at a higher temperature.
Using the MigVapor Herb-E
The performance of the device is about what you would expect. Waiting the 15 seconds for the device to heat up into yellow mode is fine. However, we did have a bit of an issue with vapor production, though that was probably our fault due to not grinding the herb properly. When it is correctly filled, the Herb-E works great. The yellow mode gets you a great vape without combusting your herbs.
When we switched into the angry red mode, we noticed you have to vape a little bit slower to give it the time to heat up and vaporize the materials. Overall, the performance of the device is on par with what you expect from something this size.
Vapor Quality & Flavor
A few things we noticed with the Herb-E is that the yellow mode does not produce much visible vapor which is a good thing for those looking to be stealthy. Though, it all does depend on the quality of the herb you are using. All in all, the flavor was spot on giving off a nice taste of herb. Not being able to see the herb vapor was not a problem for us, we could tell that it was working.
For the red mode, it was a similar story. It does seem to create more vapor, so if you are looking to be stealthy we recommend you stick to the yellow mode. As mentioned previously, it is almost like the herb is caramelizing. The overall flavor of this mode was great and got us what we wanted.
How Long Does the Battery Last
What was a surprise to us, was that this compact device is so small, yet they have managed to cram in a 1200mAh battery. Now obviously, this is not the largest battery around, but it gets the job done for what you need. On a full charge, we managed about 10-12 draws before it required charging. Pretty good, seeing as 1-3 uses pretty much use up what you have in the chamber. On a dead battery, the charging took about 3-4 hours, though your mileage may vary.
How to Setup and Use The Herb-E
Setting It Up
Luckily assembling the Herb-E is a breeze. There are 3 main parts to the device. The first is the body and on top of that are the two others. The second piece is the mouthpiece which you can attach or remove by simply placing it on the top and securing it by fully pressing it in place. Lastly, we have the removable chamber which you can access by removing the mouthpiece.
How to Refill the Device
Refilling the device is also quite simple, as previously explained just pop off the mouthpiece and clean out any existing herb. Then take freshly ground herb and fill the chamber. We found that filling the chamber about 75% and not compacting it into tightly gave us the best results.
What it Takes to Clean the Herb-E
Taking care of any device is just good practice, it is something that we should always do to ensure our devices keep working their best for us. With the Herb-E the cleanup and maintenance are really easy. MigVapor was also kind enough to include alcohol swabs, tweezers, cleaning brush and 3 pipe cleaners:
- The first thing you will want to do is to separate the 3 main pieces. Once you have done that, you can wipe everything down with an alcohol swab, except the chamber.
- You can clean the chamber with the tweezers, pick out all the old herb, the cleaning brush also comes in handy to get off anything really stuck on
- You can then finish by swabbing clean the inside of the chamber.
You can find any additional information in the user manual provided with the device. It is always best to check the user manual before going online for information. Others on the internet may have answers to similar problems, though their methods may not be completely legitimate.
Final Thoughts on MigVapor’s Herb-E
At a price of $59.95, the Herb-E is a truly a contender in the dry herb vaporizer market. Hands down it is one of the best prices to performance offers out there.
The area this device shines at the most. The simplicity and style make it slightly elegant and sophisticated. It was a nice surprise.
The area that we expected the most, the performance of the Herb-E is not the greatest, and that is to be expected for its size and price. However, it put up a great fight and is worth every penny.
The Herb-E is a great addition to the ultra-portable dry herb vape pens out there. The price is right, and the performance is there. However, if you are coming from larger dry herb devices you may be let down, but if you are looking for something quick and portable this device is a great choice.
Vape Rating: 91/100 by Vaping Daily