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Pinnacle has been making different vaporizer models for a while. Their latest is the Pinnacle Pro, an update of their popular Pinnacle Classic. This is a portable vaporizer (more portable than desktop vaporizers, better performance than vape pens).
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We know not everybody has time to read our full reviews. So here is a quick category by category breakdown of the Pinnacle Pro followed by a quick synopsis.
- Size & Portability: 91%
- Build Quality/Sturdiness: 86%
- Price: 90%
- Vapor Quality: 89%
- Overall Rating: 87%
The Pinnacle Pro came in at #4 on our “Top Portable Vaporizers” list. It’s best qualities are it’s great size, it’s performance (it vapes with the best of them), and it’s versatility (it can vape concentrates as well as dry herb). The Pinnacle Pro is basically as close as you can get to a vapor pen in size without the drop-off in quality.
The drawbacks are it’s price and it’s “feel”. It doesn’t feel as well-built or sturdy as some of the other vaporizers in this price range. It performs just as well but feel is important. If this vape were priced $50 cheaper, it would have a shot at #1. But for anybody who wants a small vaporizer that does well with dry herb and concentrates, the price is about right.
This is a very small vaporizer, and it easily fits into your pocket. There aren’t a lot of attachments or anything that would require a carrying case, so it’s very portable. It’s also sleek and all black, making it pretty incognito. And for those vapers who like to take their vaporizers with them wherever they go, that’s a big plus.
All the features are well hidden and compartmentalized to make this a real showcase for minimalist design. The entire product just looks clean and sophisticated, but that doesn’t mean it can’t do a lot of cool things.
The Pro measures in at 5 inches long and 1 inch wide, making it about the smallest portable vaporizer out there. The only thing smaller than this that lets you vape are pen vaporizers. But this still has all the functionality of a full-sized portable vaporizer.
One of the great things that really makes the Pinnacle Pro stand out is that it can accept both oils and herbs. Now most of your portable vaporizers are just going to do either one or the other. To get into multi-use vaporizers you usually have to go with a desktop one. But the Pinnacle Pro handily works with both oils and herbs, making it versatile.
And you don’t have to do any crazy switching out of tanks, tubes or other apparatus to make it work for you. You can simply insert your oils or your herbs into the same compartment. It’s a cool feature that we would like to see more of, and it definitely sets this vaporizer apart.
Another nice feature we like is the LED light system. This is something you will see in the higher end portable vaporizers, so we would be disappointed if it wasn’t a part of the Pinnacle Pro, since it retails around $200. Holding down the power button will light up the LED display and show you how much charge is left in your battery. There are five lights, and when they are all lit, the charge is full.
This thing heats up very fast. Your herbs or oils are usually ready to go in less than a minute, and it produces a decent vapor so long as you have something in the tank. The vape uses a convection method to heat the herb. This means that the heating element is touching your ingredients. You put your oil or herbs on the mesh, which is heated up by the heating chamber. That gets really hot and vaporizes whatever you put in there.
That’s why it gets so hot so fast. Now that can cause some discomfort if you are not used to that level of heat. So you will want to be careful with it and just take it easy at first. We loved how quickly everything was heated up, and the high heat levels didn’t really bother us, but some people are going to find it uncomfortable.
Because the heating chamber is located right next to the mouthpiece, you get a great vape on every draw. The herb or oil is getting heated right as it leaves the vaporizer, so you get a clean, crisp hit each time.
This has a downside though, as the mouthpiece can get kind of hot because of how close it is located to the heating chamber. We suggest turning the heat down as low as you can while still ensuring that your ingredients are being vaporized. We also find that taking long, slow breaths was better than heavy short ones. This way you are less likely to burn your mouth. You may have to adjust the heat settings and the way you vape before you find a method that you are comfortable with. But once you get in the groove with this thing you are guaranteed a great vaping experience.
We also found that the battery life was a bit lacking. If you are using the vaporizer at its highest settings continually, your battery life is going to be around 40 minutes. Otherwise, it should give you about an hour of vaping.
Pros and Cons of the Vaporizer
- Versatile- can vape oils and herbs
- Powerful heating elements mean faster vaping
- Very small and discreet product
- Produces a great vapor
- May get too hot because of where the heating elements are located
- Battery life is not the best
There is definitely some improvement on the classic Pinnacle vaporizer here. The way the heating works is far improved, and your herbs or oils are going to be ready to vape much faster than before. If you feel like you are ready to upgrade from the Classic, then this is the next logical step.
That said there are some better vaporizers out there. A few of them give you better quality vaping experiences. But on the other hand, you are going to have trouble finding anything that offers you such versatility in the way you can vape. I mean, this thing works with your oils and your herbs and it does it all in a very compact package. It’s impressive, to say the least.
But it may not change your mind on the Pinnacle if you have been less than pleased with its vapor production in the past. And we wouldn’t really recommend it to new users, as it has more features than most of them will need, plus that price tag can be steep for an introductory vaporizer. This one is better suited to people who have tried some other vaporizers and are looking for something that does a bit more. They won’t be disappointed by the Pinnacle Pro’s functionality.