The Iolite WISPR 2 is a really unique portable vaporizer unit seeing as it’s nothing like it’s competitors – it runs on butane. The direction Iolite took on this contributes to a really great experience because they did a good job of mixing Old School and New School with this portable vaporizer.
Let’s dig into my Iolite vaporizer review on the WISPR 2 and see how this puppy works.
Loading the WISPR 2 is actually really easy.
The herb chamber is a part of the mouthpiece, so just remove and pour in your herbs. You don’t want to pack too tightly on this one, and you’re going to want to invert the main unit to put the mouthpiece back on to avoid spilling, but otherwise, it’s pretty easy to handle.
Using it is pretty easy.
Many Iolite vaporizer reviews mention that turning it on can be noisy, and that’s true, but in most situations that doesn’t pose a problem.
Instead of running on electricity, it actually runs on butane, so turning it on starts the “seeping butane” sound, but after you press the ignition button and wait for it to heat up, you’ll find that stops until the excellent internal thermometer sees that it’s losing heat, at which point it turns on again.
Charging is obviously a little different since it runs on butane, but that’s actually quite nice.
It feels good to not be tied to an outlet. You can get a good 8 sessions or so out of a full dose of butane, so a can can get you hundreds of uses. There’s no way to see what your butane level is, though, and that is annoying. Any Iolite vaporizer review wouldn’t be complete without mentioning that.
There are no different heat settings for this vaporizer.
That kind of stinks since once you turn it on, it will continue baking your herbs even if you only take one drag, but can also be a plus because it will give you better hits. It comes preset at 210°C/410°F just as a heads up. The heat on the WISPR 2 is made to stay consistent so you need to be aware of what’s going on so that you don’t waste tobacco or whatever else material you’re using.
This unit also has a warm up time of under a minute which is fast compared to other portable vaporizers.
Since this vaporizer runs on butane, there are no batteries. All you need to do is simply refill the butane by using the gas valve at the bottom of the unit.
Taking care of this unit is also really simple.
It comes with some cleaning tools, which will be invaluable.
Mostly, just keeping the herb chamber and mouthpiece clean will do the trick, but keeping the cooling fins dust free couldn’t hurt either. Over time and use though, you’re going to most likely have to replace the 2 mesh screens, as well as the filling chamber and the mouthpiece which is quite normal actually.
- 7-Dot Filling Chamber with Mesh Screen
- Replacement Mesh Screen
- Filling Chamber Removal Tool
- Screen Removal Tool
- 2 Straw Tips
- 2 Pipe Cleaners
- A Card Grinder
- A Carrying Pouch
- The Manual
The kit comes with a number of things, including a nice padded travel case, the unit with mouthpiece, and the vape itself. It also comes with a number of cleaning tools and, my favorite part, a grind plate. It’s a bit messy, but it’s effective.
If you buy the WISPR 2 with us, you will get free butane with your order. A lot of other places online don’t offer this and it’s just another way for you to save some money.
One tip on this device is to not use it with Bernzomatic butane because igniting it is a pain in the ass.
Wrapping up my Iolite vaporizer review, it’s not bad. You’ll get a good flavor out of it and it bakes pretty evenly. With the exception of it being a little noisy and it getting a little “too hot” at times, this is a decent vape.