A Cannabis Smoker’s Guide to Vaporizing
People have smoked cannabis for centuries to enjoy its health benefits like reducing stress and stimulating appetite. But smoking releases harsh toxins that damage your lungs and can cause cancer. Plus it’s messy. And stinky.
Vaporizers heat cannabis to temperatures below burning point (451°F) which releases potent vapor with the same physical and mental benefits of smoking marijuana, but without the harsh smoke toxins1. And the herb odor is much less.
Willie Nelson talks about switching from smoking to vaporizing
Willie Nelson Vapes
“I’ve changed my habits a little bit. I’ve smoked so much and I got congestion from it, wheezing in the night and coughing. So I switched over to a vaporizer. You don’t get any smoke, and you don’t get any heat. And for a singer or someone’s lungs, it’s much, much healthier. There’s pot in the vaporizer, but when you puff it in, you’re getting vapors, but not heat and not smoke. I think it’s even stronger, too.”
Four Benefits of Vaporizing
- It’s healthier than smoking — vapor contains virtually none of the harsh toxins found in smoke;
- Works fast and is easy to control dose, unlike edible pot brownies or bread;
- Efficient; generally you use 10–30% less herb than smoking pipes, joints or bongs;
- Hardly any smell, only a faint herb odor that allows you to be more discreet.
Yocan Evolve Plus XL Wax Vaporizer Review
As herbal vaporizers become more common in the hands of marijuana users we’ve seen countless innovative devices that have carved out a distinct niche in the market. The Yocan Evolve Plus XL is one of those devices and stands out from the pack thanks to its unique four coil design. This coil structure is what makes the Yocan Evolve Plus XL special, though that isn’t to say the rest of the device isn’t impressive on its own. In this review, we’ll go over all the aspects of the Yocan Evolve Plus XL, including the design, materials, operation, and overall functionality of this wax vaporizer.
Size, Specs, and Feel
Measuring in at 22mm x 115mm, the device isn’t exactly tiny but is a longshot from much larger desktop vaporizers. The size of the Yocan Evolve Plus XL may make it a little harder to carry discreetly in a pocket, but it should fit easily into a small bag without leaving a footprint. Ultimately, the size of the device works in its favour as it holds a 1400mAh cell, features a large reservoir for herbal material, all while still leaving room for the quad coil heating system.
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Yocan has never been a company to shy away from durability and this ethos continues on in the construction and quality of the Yocan Evolve Plus XL. The full metal construction is a cut above other herbal vaporizers of the same price and give the Yocan Evolve Plus XL a sense of durability as well as a distinct modern look.
In addition to adding a sense of style and durability to the device , the metallic body helps facilitate the magnetic top cap. Designed to prevent against striped and gunked up threads, the magnetic top cap easily detaches and attaches to the base. The device also comes with a threaded screw on container that fully detaches with a lid. The inclusion of a detachable container means users also get a stand alone container to hold their material when not in use.
Ergonomically speaking, the Yocan Evolve Plus XL doesn’t bring anything new to the table, but is far from something cumbersome and uncomfortable to hold. The sleek cylindrical body is just wide enough to rest easily in the hand and the well machined construction ensures there are no irritating seams rubbing against the user’s hand. The button on the device is wide and comfortable to use and features an integrated LED to help indicate the charge remaining on the battery.
Ultimately, the Yocan Evolve Plus XL quite impressive made and goes well beyond its cost in terms of design. While the device may not win any design awards, it’s quite comfortable to hold and offers a few clever features that integrate nicely into the body of the Yocan Evolve Plus XL.
What’s in the Box?
In the Yocan Evolve Plus XL, users will find their Yocan Evolve Plus XL, a replacement Evolve Plus XL Quad Coil, a lanyard with a 510 attachment ring, and an included dabber tool. Everything included in the box should get most users started, with replacement coils being the only thing they’ll need to purchase more of down the line. The battery on the Yocan Evolve Plus XL should come with a bit of charge on it, but it’s best to fully charge the device before using it.
Using the Yocan Evolve Plus XL is incredibly easy and only takes a short amount of time to be familiar with the device. However, it should be noted that the device does not come with an instructional manual, so users will have to search and discover a bit on their own. To use the Yocan Evolve Plus XL, simply spread your wax evenly across the four coils in the chamber, press the button, and inhale. While the quad coils allow for more vapor and flavour, it does take some time to learn how to properly spread wax across them for optimal vaping.
How’s the Hit?
If you have properly spread wax across the four coils, the Yocan Evolve Plus XL should provide a flavorful vape with fairly large plumage. This is all due to the quad coil design, which allows the device to achieve higher temperatures and vaporize more material at once.
While the quad coils do provide a more satisfying vaping experience, users should be wary of overheating the wax and causing it to burn. To prevent this, we recommend pulsing the firing button effectively with your puffs. If you do not do this and allow gunk to build up, your next hit from the device will not be pleasant and may cause coughing and throat irritation. If you have burnt wax on your coils, it’s best to clean them off immediately, or replace them, as coils with built up residue on them will not heat properly and will continue to burn any wax you place on them.
Portability and Discreetness
As we’ve mentioned before, the Yocan Evolve Plus XL is a little bigger than its contemporaries, but this isn’t to say it’s massive or hard to take on the go. It will really all depend on how much you’re used to carrying and if you’re using a bag or just your pockets. That being said, the larger size of the mod, as well as the full metal construction, make it perfect for use when away from home, due to the extended battery life and overall robust build quality.
The Yocan Evolve Plus XL even comes with its own handy built in silicon jar which screws onto the bottom of the device. This is one of the few Yocan devices to have this feature and it even has a divide so users can store two different concentrates at a time without them mixing together.
In terms of discreteness when actually using the device, this where the Yocan Evolve Plus XL falls a little short. While the quad coil set up is ideal for flavour, it also creates a large amount of vapor which comes out as a massive plume. While there are some users who have absolutely no issue with this, those that want to be a little more stealthy will find the hard hitting cloud vaporizer a little annoying.
Yocan Evolve Plus XL – Conclusions
While the Yocan Evolve Plus XL does have somewhat of a learning curve, it’s really hard to discount just how impressive the quad coil system is, in terms of vapor production and flavour. It should be noted that this distinct feature does make the device slightly larger than its contemporaries, but Yocan has made the best of this by including a larger battery for prolonged use. If you are looking for something more compact, take a look at our list of portable herbal vaporizers.Concerns around youth vaping have grown exponentially and it’s imperative that both the industry and parents help curb this rise in youth vaping. ]]>