From the venerated and much-hyped company VapeXhale, comes their new premium offering, the Cloud EVO.
If the name sounds familiar, that’s because the predecessor to this particular vape made some serious waves in the industry by winning vaporizer of the year at the 2012 Cannabis Cup. What you essentially have here is a very similar vape in certain respects, but also with a multitude of obvious and not-so-obvious adjustments.
First up, the base of this vape is now fashioned out of modular bamboo, which is much easier to service and repair(as per the company rep), and also makes the vape much lighter in weight. There is also a removable power cord feature added, which due to the high level of heat retainment with the EVO, furnishes a much needed level of versatility to this Table Top vape.
Now you can unplug it and pass it around the room for a good bit while still hitting your target temp for multiple inhalations. This of course goes hand-in-hand with the lighter weight, and they also have a new heat resistant layer surrounding the inner core which specifically protects the lower half of the base from excessively heating up, further enabling it to travel around your cypher with comfort and ease.
Moving onto the heating element, it now has a purported much faster heat up time going for it with this 2.0 version of the Cloud, and that’s saying a lot as the original was no slowpoke when it came to hitting your target temp.
There is also a technology called “Perpetuheat” that the manufacturers have created in the interest of giving you the most consistent experience possible, all the way from maintaining an average temperature throughout the entire session to how evenly your material gets vaporized.
One thing that’s always nice to see in a high-end vaporizer is a recognizable and productive level of simplicity still being maintained, and the makers over at VapeXhale hit the bulls eye when it comes to actually using this otherwise intimidating behemoth of a vape.
You have a universal on/off power switch that doesn’t hide away on the interface, and right above it a basic analog dial to toggle your precise level of desired heat. You simply flick the switch, and the top opening on the unit turns an illuminated red, signaling the heat is building and the countdown is on. Once that temperature level is reached, the red light becomes green, and now you’re ready to rumble.
Moving along to the herb chamber, there are 2 EZ Load Bowls included with the unit, and these would most closely resemble a larger thimble just looking at them. What I do like about them is that they are long and deep, and the covers you place over them still allow heated air to pass along the entire surface area.
You just pop one of these down into the top opening that originally lit up when you powered on, and then you place your all-glass whip on top of that and you’re now ready to have your proverbial brains blown.
Another great thing about the VapXhale Cloud EVO is that not only is the detachable stem made of only glass, but so is the loading dock on top, which makes this a true glass-on-glass offering, and virtually guarantees that the taste and flavor of your blend will reach your lips 100% undiluted and uncompromised. A very big plus, and what you’d expect from a company that is going all out to give you the ultimate vaporizing machine.
There is also a very noteworthy Hydra-Circ 2.0 all-glass water attachment that is available separately from the base unit and really propels you to the next level with its cooling waters that will calm and expand some of the bigger blasts that rise up from the fiery depths of the EVO. The water attachment is especially useful on such a powerful vape as the EVO, since the more voluminous the vapor, the more likely it is to get a bit warmer.
The great thing too is, if you’ve owned a Cloud in the past and already picked up a showerhead way back, it will definitely work just dandy with the EVO, as all the previous accessories are backwards compatible. If you want the very latest and the greatest, go for a sure bet and invest in an EVO.