An unobtrusive new vape that impresses without remaking the mold.
UPDATE: The original version of this article has been edited. The reviewer of the Puffco Pro 2 used dry flowers when testing the product, when he should have used extract for which the product was designed. However, he still got a good high.
We may not have flying cars or apartments on Mars, but as far as vaporizers go, we certainly live in the future.
It seems like every day a new product comes on the market, a vape pen or a disposable model that responds to the latest innovative trends. Brands are also constantly updating their original models to keep abreast of new developments.
The Puff co Pro 2, the latest iteration of the company’s original model, is billed as “designed for the adventurer”. After spending some time with this device, I can confirm that this is not false advertising.
The first thing you probably notice is the stainless steel that covers the device. It’s a refreshing break from fragile-looking plastic and glass components that often don’t match devices that, when used properly, are more likely to accidentally drop things. The Puffco Pro 2 is also slim, fits snugly and discreetly in a jeans pocket at the front. Since it is intended to be used with flowers, not extract, it will not be as discreet in terms of aroma. (But hey, it’s legal now. So who cares, right?)
The bowl unit is a ceramic chamber that, according to Puffco, is free of “plastic, glue and fiber”. Over several sessions with my Puffco Pro 2, I found that the taste was almost exclusively that of the flour I packed, with perhaps a hint of metallic aftertaste as the bowl started to lose its potency.
The size of the bowl is quite generous, but the tapered design didn’t result in the easiest cleaning experience. Getting under the central coil requires some fiddling, which isn’t ideal. Users of the Puffco Pro 2 will notice the LED display signals contained within a single cloud-shaped icon on the pen. Touching the cloud allows you to cycle through three different heating cycles, while a double tap launches “Sesh Mode”, a setting that produces 12 seconds of continuous vapor.
To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what the purpose of “Sesh Mode” is, and using it for the first time turned out to be a little confusing, but as is the case with most technology, once you get a feel for it, you’ll be switching from low-temp to medium in no time.
Perhaps the most enticing feature of the Puffco Pro 2 is its battery life. Advertised as lasting “up to 100 uses per charge”, the pen works for quite some time. Given its branding as a pen for users on the go, this is a crucial facet of its appeal, and one that lives up to its word.
Overall, the Puffco Pro 2 is a notable improvement over its predecessor and a great choice for anyone who wants something less valuable for themselves for on-the-go sessions. Its $89.99 price tag is in line with its competitors, and the sleek metal exterior is a refreshing change from vape pens with an aesthetic that screams “this is a cannabis smoking device.”
Available at puffco.com