The sleek Ascent oil and dry herb vaporizer lives up to its elevated name, providing a vape experience that’s a cut above the rest. With a lengthy battery life and clear “OLED display temperature range setting” that allows experimentation with an extensive amount of heat permutations, it’s a great portable vape choice for the moderate-to-frequent user.
The ingenious glass-on-glass vapor path — unlike many portable vaporizers that use metal interiors prone to clogging — really sets this vaporizer apart with its unadulterated vapor feel, which definitely heightens flavor profiles. It’s also a breeze to clean by merely soaking the glass interiors in rubbing alcohol for 20-30 minutes.
The kit comes with two glass mouthpieces and internal stems, as well as two glass oil jars for concentrate usage, wall charger, carrying satchel and cleaning tool that slides with precision into the top of the vape.
It’s great to adjust to various temps — by one degree at a time if you like — in search of the precise sweet spot for your favorite strain. We tried some Afghan/Jack set at 363 degrees Fahrenheit that really enhanced the earthy, raw nug aroma and helped the taste come alive with crisp, clean, piney-sweet notes. The loading chamber proved a little challenging to load at first, with the Ascent’s rounded sides that don’t allow for the vape to be supported upright — but a little ingenuity in propping solved that minimal issue.
Quick to heat up to the perfect desired temp and smooth as silk on the draw, this top-shelf portable vape is excellent for anyone looking to upgrade to a more high-end vaporizer or ready to add a well-designed vape to the arsenal.
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Originally published in issue 14 of Cannabis Now.