The Vapour2 PRO Series 7 Vaporizer is a versatile device that allows you to vape e-liquid, loose leaf / herbs and wax. If you plan to vape strictly e-liquids then this device is probably not going to be ideal for you due to the high cost, which is more justified due to its versatility.
However, if you are a loose leaf / dry herb user and you’re also used to a more Mouth-to-Lung style of vaping then read on to find out why this is a vaporizer worthy of its price tag.
In this review of the Vapour2 PRO Series 7 Vaporizer I’ll be giving you a breakdown of how the vaporizer performs, what I like and don’t like about it, and how it compares to other vaporizers I’ve used.
PRICE (UK): ~ £70.00 available at BuyV2Cigs
PRICE (US): ~ Not available for purchase in the US as far as we can see.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside the box you’ll find a vaporizer pen, which you can choose from three colours: black, stainless steel or blue, and you’ll get a magnetic USB charging lead and a UK or EU wall adapter. While V2 was an American company, I haven’t been able to find this vaporizer available to buy online in the states.
It also comes with two separate disposable cartridges – one for e-liquid and one for dry-vaping loose-leaf / dry herbs. Note that you DO NOT get a wax cartridge with this kit – you’ll need to purchase that separately.
Finally, you’ll find a metal pick and little brush tool so you can maintain and keep the Herb cartridge clean – something that you should probably do after each use to help preserve each cartridge’s lifespan.
DESIGN & BUILD QUALITY
The series 7 is a real step up from its predecessor, the V2 Pro Series 3. It’s a larger device at around twice the size of the series 3 and fits much more comfortably in the palm of my hand.
It packs a lot more power with it’s 1800mah battery, has smaller wicks, and larger cartridges that hold more e-liquid and loose-leaf tobacco.
You’ll know which cartridge is which by checking the symbols on the front of each cartridge – the herbal cartridge has a little leaf icon, and the e-liquid cartridge has a little raindrop icon to avoid any confusion.
The vaporizer isn’t particularly heavy in the hand, but it does have a premium, solid feel to it. At this price-point you would expect something that looks and feels premium, and I think V2 has nailed it with this device.
It’s also smart enough to know which cartridge you have installed and will automatically set the device to either voltage mode or temperature mode depending on which one you have installed.
The charger has a strong magnetic snap fit just like the previous model, which holds nice and snug when connected.
When I tested to see if this design was prone to any leakage I can confirm that mine passed with flying colours. I had it in my pocket right-side up and upside down while I went about my day and didn’t get any leaking from the e-liquid tank.
Overall, the design and build quality gets high marks from me. There isn’t much I can fault in this department. Before we get into the details about each cartridge, let’s take a look at the functionality to see if this lives up to the same standard as the design and build. .
The functions on the Pro Series 7 can take a little getting used to at first, especially if you haven’t used the Series 3.
Turning it on is the easy part: you simply click the ‘fire’ button three times in succession. From here, the device set-up will depend on which cartridge you have installed. I’ll go into more detail on how each setting works when we discuss the cartridges later in the review.
The Series 7 does support passthrough charging, which basically means you can vape it while it’s charging if you ever needed to.
At the bottom of the battery there is a light indicator that wraps around the device. This has a couple of important functions. First, while you’re charging the pen this light will either be red or green depending on whether it’s actively charging or if it’s fully charged. When it’s in charging mode, it will glow red, and when it’s fully charged it will turn green.
Secondly, the light will become an indicator for when the device reaches the right temperature in dry-vaping mode – we’ll go into this further a little later.
The Series 7 has 3 temperature settings and 3 voltage settings. The temperature settings are what you use with the loose-leaf cartridge, and the voltage setting is for the e-liquid cartridge, which I’ll cover next.
Vaping the Series 7 in e-liquid mode is more of a mouth to lung style of vaping.
If you’re used to or prefer sub ohm vaping then this may not be particularly enjoyable since it’s much more restrictive vape.
There is a decent amount of vapor considering its size. Just don’t expect huge clouds.
The flavour is pretty good when compared to similar sized devices, but it does fall quite short when compared to any of the larger vaping tanks, such as sub ohm tanks, RDA’s etc. You can learn more about the different types of vape tanks here.
In order to get the Series 7 set up with the e-liquid cartridge installed you’ll first need to turn on the device with three consecutive clicks of the fire button.
After this you have to select your voltage settings. To do this you press the fire button twice in rapid succession. You’ll then see the three lights on the front of the device cycle between 1, 2 and 3 active lights.
The single bottom light is lowest voltage setting, which comes in at 3.7V. The medium light (two active lights) is 4.2V, and finally three active lights signifies the pen is set to 4.7V. To select your preferred voltage simply press the fire button when the light reaches your desired setting.
Once this is set you’re good to go. All you have to do is press the fire button while you vape.
Each filled tank (2.4ml) will give you around 1200 puffs before you’ll need to refill it. Refilling is relatively easy. You start by taking the cartridge off of the device then twist the plastic mouthpiece anti-clockwise to remove it. Next you’ll find a metal piece that you have to unscrew, which will reveal the area where you can add your e-liquid.
The space is pretty narrow so you’ll need a small e-liquid dripper to refill it. V2 claim that each cartridge can do 15 to 20 refills before they’ll need replacing. Unfortunately the coils are not removable and replaceable, which is one of the most disappointing factors of this pen.
Replacement cartridges are around £17.00 at the time of writing this review. In my opinion, it’s quite an expensive way to vape if you’re only using this to vape e-liquid. Most devices designed for e-liquid vaping allow you to change the coil instead of the entire cartridge / tank, which makes it a lot more economical.
As a sub ohm vaper, this will never be my go-to for vaping e-liquid. If you’re looking for a vaping device solely for e-liquid I recommend you look for an alternative, less expensive option.
The Series 7 does have it’s place in the dry-vaping space, which is what I’m going to discuss next.
LOOSE LEAF CARTRIDGE
Vaping this device with the loose-leaf cartridge is where it really shines, but you have to ensure you follow the correct instructions when setting it up to get the optimal dry-vaping experience otherwise you may be left a little disappointed.
When you fill the cartridge with your dry herb of choice you have to be careful not to overfill or under-fill it. If you do either of these the heating won’t vaporize the herb as intended.
There is a white rim inside the cartridge, which acts as a guide to let you know how much herb to pack inside. You want to put enough in to reach the white rim while making sure you don’t pack it too tight as to reduce airflow.
It may take a couple of attempts at first to get it right, but once you’re familiar with how much to put in you shouldn’t have any problems going forward. Admittedly, this is a little fiddly and will take some getting used to if you’ve never used a dry-herb vaporizer before.
Once you have the cartridge filled with your loose-leaf, it’s time to power her up. IF you’ve never used this
You start by turning on the pen the same way as you did for the e-liquid – with three consecutive clicks of the fire button. Next you press the fire button twice to allow the device to cycle through the three temperature configurations, which are 200 degrees Celsius (one active light), 210 degrees Celsius (two activated lights) and 225 degrees Celsius (all three lights active).
When the light cycles to your preferred setting press the fire button one time so that the device knows which temperature to reach before you begin vaping.
Finally, when you’re ready to vape you will need to press and hold the fire button for around 3 to 4 seconds. Don’t start vaping on it as soon as you’ve set the temperature as it takes the pen around 30 to 45 seconds to heat up.
You’ll know when it’s ready based on the colour of the battery indicator light at the bottom of the pen (the same one that indicates whether the battery is charging or fully charged).
The battery light will be red once you activate the temperature setting you want. As it heats up it will eventually turn yellow/orange, and when it reaches the desired temperature based on your setting it will turn green, and this signifies that it’s ready for you to vape on.
After trying all three settings, I found that I got the best dry-vape experience using the middle setting (210 degree Celsius with dry tobacco), but this may vary depending on the herb you’re vaping.
It’s also worth mentioning that when the device turns green signifying that it is ready for you to vape, you’ll only have a couple of minutes to vape before the device resets, turning the heating mechanism off. All you’ll have to do to set the temperature again is press and hold the fire button.
When you’re finished vaping the dry herb it is recommended that you clean the cartridge after each use to help preserve the cartridge. V2 do provide you with the tools you’ll need to do this so do make use of them to ensure that your cartridges last as long as humanly possible.
HOW MUCH DOES VAPOUR2 SERIES 7 COST?
I’m not sure if you can still get this in the USA, but this kit is available in the UK and EU for around £70, heavily reduced from it’s original RRP of £110. This doesn’t include the wax cartridge, however, and I’m not sure that it’s even available to buy anywhere since I haven’t been able to find one to purchase.
Is it worth it?
This really depends on you. If you’re only looking for an e-liquid vaping device then definitely not. You could buy two or three good devices for an equivalent amount of money.
Remember, the main selling point of this device, and the thing that makes it unique and attractive to some people is the ability to vape more than one type of product.
- Not the best e-liquid vape for sub ohm vapers
- A lot of setting configurations to get used to at the start
- E-liquid refill hole is small
- Have to buy new cartridges
- Cartridges aren’t cheap (around £17.00 each)
- Unable to find in US Market
- Much bigger battery and cartridge than the previous model
- Comes with pass-through charging
- Comfortable to hold and use
- Improved e-liquid capacity on previous model (2.4ml)
- Experienced no leaking of e-liquid with everyday use
- Three optional voltage / temperature settings
- Reduced price from over £100 to £70
This pen vapes dry herb quite well when compared to others that I have used, but it’s definitely not the best vaporizer I’ve come across.
As for the e-liquid side of things, it does a good job of MTL vaping, but as a sub ohm guy it’s not something I could use regularly to vape e-liquid with.
I’d only be inclined to recommend this vaporizer pen to anyone that is adamant that they want a single device that they can use to vape both e-liquid and dry herbs, and they would have to be comfortable with MTL vaping.
The price drop is huge for this product. I have dropped it by a star but that’s because I can’t find it in the US and you have to purchase new cartridges, which doesn’t bode well for the environment, which is something many of us are become more conscious of these days.
Still a good device and definitely worth consideration with the price drop if it suits your vaping style.