The first thing that any Puffit portable vaporizer review should mention is how unlike other vaporizers it is. It looks and works different compared to other vaporizer units, and while some like it, others may not (plus there’s a newer version of it out anyways).
With that being said, there are some good things about it that I do like so let’s take a look at the Puffit a little bit more in detail.
Instead of looking like a standard vape, the Puffit looks like an asthma inhaler.
This is great for discretion, but it doesn’t actually do much for use since it makes watching the indicator light awkward, turning it on and off difficult, and the aesthetics more important than practicality.
Just twist off the top and you’ll find the heating chamber there.
The problem is that the top is metal to look like an albuterol bottle, but it heats up so much that you need to use one of the heat shields that comes with it to avoid burning yourself, meaning it doesn’t look right when you’re actually using it.
Either way, the packing and cleaning tool is really effective at helping you get the tight pack you want with this, and the spring on the top of the chamber helps even more with that.
Set the temperature using the wheel at the side, press the top for two seconds, and it starts heating.
After a while you can start getting vapor out of it, though even when it’s working at it’s best, like almost any Puffit portable vaporizer review will tell you and so will I, you’re unlikely to get a lot of vapor.
It tastes good, but it’s a bit weak in that regard.
It comes with a USB charger, so very convenient to keep it up to full power.
Checking to see the battery life is a little strange, since you have to look at the indicator light in the mouthpiece. You press the top three times and it comes out as green for 100% charge, orange for 50% charge, and red for less than 50% charge. Still, you get the idea of how much time you have left to use.
One of the things that I really like is that this vaporizer has 8 different heat settings which gives a wide range of temperatures that you can pick from. It starts as low as 250°F / 120°C and goes all the way up to 430°F /220°C .
The control is a small wheel on the side of the mouthpiece that is pretty easy to use and read. Here are the different levels and the corresponding temperatures:
- Level 1 – 250°F
- Level 2 – 280°F
- Level 3 – 300°F
- Level 4 – 330°F
- Level 5 – 350°F
- Level 6 – 380°F
- Level 7 – 400°F
- Level 8 – 430°F
A fully charged battery should give you around 30 cycles which equates to around 80 hits, give or take.
The Puffit also comes with an auto-shut-off feature that kicks in every 90 seconds which can help save some juice. I really like this because sometimes charging units can be a pain in the butt and I like to preserve as much as I can without thinking about it.
- 1 PUFFiT “Vape Enhancer”
- 1 Silicone Heat Shield
- 1 USB Charger
- 1 Carrying Case
- 1 Removable Stir Tool
- A Cleaning Packing Tool
- 4 Replacement Screens
- 3 Mouthpieces
Cleaning and care on this unit is at least very easy. The cleaning and packing tool is pretty good at getting the majority of stray herbs out of the heating chamber, and simply wiping it out usually does the trick with the rest. Don’t drop it too often and make sure that you use the heat shield on top of the unit.
I really wanted this to be a good vaporizer, considering the unique design and innovative way to do more with less space, but the ultimate measure has to be whether you get a good vape out of it, and honestly, when compared to other vaporizers out there on the market, this one falls a bit short.
For a starter unit, it isn’t bad, but I think if you have the budget and can dish out a little bit more money, there are better options out there.