Atmos Astra 2 Review
Kit and Accessories
- Atmos Astra 2
- One plastic mouthpiece
- One glass mouthpiece
- Cleaning brush + Packing tool
- USB charging cable
Compatibility: The Astra 2 is compatible with dry herbs only.
Mouthpiece Options: The Astra 2 kit includes a shorter plastic mouthpiece and a longer glass one. Both can be replaced for a low price on Atmos’ official website.
- The shorter mouthpiece is the better choice for portability but it is also quite comfortable to vape from. That is because it extends slightly to form a tapered shape that feels good but fails to adequately cool down the vapor. I would be disappointed if it were the only mouthpiece, but luckily there is a better option.
- The longer glass mouthpiece isn’t particularly travel-friendly but you won’t mind once you start inhaling from it because it has all the benefits you expect from a glass mouthpiece. The neutral material keeps the flavor pure and the long airpath keeps the vapor cool. The extended glass mouthpiece is easily the better one and it is a nice option for a portable vaporizer.
Design and Features
Overall Design: The Astra 2 is a pretty good looking device with a lot of practical touches. It looks a little like the key fob of a luxury car at first glance, and it feels just as good. The metal parts are made from anodized, scratch-resistant stainless steel so it’s pretty durable, and it has a nice finish that isn’t too glossy. Rubber grips on the shoulder of the device make holding it feel comfortable.
Ceramic Oven: The Astra 2 has a sizeable ceramic oven that can hold 0.3 grams of herb. That’s a pretty good size for solo users and the wide shape makes loading much easier. Also, the ceramic material keeps the herb, and the vapor it produces, pure.
Feature List: My only problem is that the temperature control buttons are a little too low on the device to be controlled while holding it in one hand, placing them just below the power button would have been ideal, but this is a minor problem overall. The Astra 2 gives users feedback through the OLED screen, the haptic feedback feature, and the lights around the control buttons. They keep you well apprised of the Astra 2’s heating, temperature, and battery status at all times. This is a feature set that I would be impressed to see on a dry herb vape that costs $100 more than this one.
Ease of Use: Rounding out the design feature list is the fact that it is easy to remove and replace each mouthpiece when you want to load the chamber or switch them out. The Astra 2 is only four inches tall and about an inch wide so portability is very high, as long as you use the plastic mouthpiece. The glass mouthpiece is better but it limits the travel-friendliness of the device.
Build Quality: The Astra 2 is made from stainless steel and rubber so it’s pretty rugged. There is some nice weight to it as well, so it’s a pretty solid feeling device.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Since it essentially consists of just two parts—the body and either mouthpiece—the Astra 2 is pretty easy to clean. The chamber can be cleaned using either the included cleaning brush or a q-tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol. The shorter plastic mouthpiece can be easily cleaned by soaking it in a bowl of isopropyl alcohol, but the longer one needs a little more care.
You can clean the glass part of it using the brush or iso soaked q-tips, but you should soak the plastic part in alcohol. All of that cleaning only takes a few minutes, which makes the Astra 2 one of the more low maintenance vaporizers around.
How to Use
- Push the tip of your chosen mouthpiece forward to expose the herb chamber, load your herb, replace the mouthpiece.
- Press the power button 5x times rapidly to turn on the Astra 2, the device will vibrate, and the OLED screen will light up.
- Choose your temperature using the up/down arrows, once the temperature has been selected, press the power button once to begin heating. The word “heat” will appear on the OLED display.
- Once the temperature has been reached, the Astra 2 will vibrate and the word “warm” will appear on the screen.
- Inhale from the mouthpiece to start vaping.
The official user manual is located on this page.
Temperature Range: The Astra 2 has a granular temperature range of 300°F to 435°F.
Performance and Vapor Quality
Vaporizer Performance: The Astra 2 heats up in under a minute despite being a pretty small vape. It also doesn’t get as hot as smaller vapes do, so the performance is pretty solid for a vaporizer this size. Smaller vapes usually run hot because they have less space to circulate and distribute the heat that builds up during operation. As a result, they tend to get hotter than larger vapes while in use. Fortunately, the Astra 2 manages to avoid that problem.
Vapor Quality: The vapor is hot and harsh when using the plastic mouthpiece. The reason is that it sits directly over the herb chamber so the vapor doesn’t get any time to cool down. That’s why the longer mouthpiece is better, it’s increased length helps to cool down the vapor and the glass material keeps it cool and pure. I was surprised and impressed by the amount of vapor this tiny vape produces. If you want to get the highest amount of vapor from the Astra 2 then set it at 385°F. The flavor is good, better than most weed vapes of this size, but it won’t trouble larger, more expensive vapes.
Battery Performance: The Astra 2 has a 2200 mAh battery that lasts for a little over an hour of non-stop vaping, that’s good for about five to six sessions before it needs a recharge. That recharge does take about three hours though, which is on the long side even when you take the small size into account.The Atmos Astra 2 was a pretty solid mid-tier weed vape when it launched. Can it still keep up—or beat—the competition? Read the review to find out.
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Expert customer support staff with years of hands-on experience ready to assist by phone or live chat.The Atmos Astra 2 Vaporizer is a sleek and unique looking palm sized vape that is packed full of features that make enjoying your favorite dry blends on the go quick, easy, and efficient. Measuring in at only 4 inches long and about an inch thick, the Atmos Astra vaporizer is not going to even slightly slow you down while you’re out and about. Hold it in your hand, put it in your pocket, throw it in your bad, no matter where you store it you will barely even be able to tell it is there. Don’t let its small scale fool you though, this little vape is as tough as they come with a scratch resistant anodized aluminum shell and rubber bumpers on the corners to stop damage from unexpected falls. This protection is very important considering the OLED screen on the face of the vaporizer and the ceramic heating chamber within. The screen displays all the information you need at all times, including the current temperature that you adjust with the two face buttons (both the current temperature and your desired temperature) as well as your battery level so you aren’t left guessing or have a session unexpectedly cut short. Inside you will find that the ceramic heating chamber is surprisingly large for how small the Astra vaporizer is. This ensures you multiple long sessions without having to stop and load it up repeatedly. When it is time to load up your favorite dry material into the Astra 2 portable vaporizer’s ceramic chamber it is as simple as popping off the mouthpiece on top and dropping it right in. There are two mouthpieces included out of the box, a flat and short one that is a bit better for portability, and an additional small mouthpiece with a short glass tube so the vapor has time to cool down before inhaling. Even with the glass tube mouthpiece attached the Atmos Astra 2 vaporizer is still only as long as a standard cell phone, so it won’t leave you feeling encumbered. Everything the Atmos Astra 2 portable vaporizer offers in good looks, it doubles that in features and quality. This is a perfect hand held, palm sized vaporizer to be your travel companion throughout all four seasons. Features & Specs Compact Portable Vaporizer for Dry Blends Dimensions: 4.05″ (H), 1.8″ (W), 0.95″ (D) Large & Clear OLED Display Screen Heavy Duty Scratch-Resistant Anodized Housing Spacious Ceramic Heating Chamber Long 5 Minute Heating Sessions Easy-Access Interchangeable Mouthpiece Options Advanced Vibration Notification System for Easy On the Go Use Long-lasting 2200mAh Lithium-ion Battery Lock/Unlock Feature: Rapidly Press Button 5 Times Backed by 5 Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty Included 1 x Astra 2 1 x Flat Mouthpiece 1 x Glass Mouthpiece 1 x USB Charger 1 x Cleaning Brush 1 x Packing Tool 1 x User Manual ]]>