Haze Dual aromatherapy vaporizer (Jessica Christain/S.F. Evergreen)

Haze Dual aromatherapy vaporizer (Jessica Christain/S.F. Evergreen)

Haze Dual V3

I’m a purist when it comes to vaping: I want pure vapor, no combustion, no smoke. Sadly, the portable vaping continues to disappoint. After years of seeking out the one true portable vape, I resigned myself to the idea that I would never achieve both convenience and lung preservation with one compact, pocket-size unit.

So when I saw that the Haze Dual V3 comes with multiple types of screens to accommodate different vaping preferences, my hopes rose like a phoenix from the ashes. Perhaps, I hoped, I had finally discovered the holy grail of portable vapes.

But one roadblock stood in my way: How the heck do you open this thing? I consider myself fairly technologically savvy; yet, even after reading through the rather lengthy user guide, I still couldn’t figure out how to access the main compartment. A few instructional YouTube videos later, I finally got the device loaded and ready to fire. I could feel my hope beating harder against its cage of doubt after the first two smooth, tasty hits. But on the third pull, my dreams went up in smoke — literally. The metal chamber had gotten too hot, the bud was burning, and I was coughing.

Haze Dual aromatherapy vaporizer (Jessica Christain/S.F. Evergreen)

Haze Dual aromatherapy vaporizer (Jessica Christain/S.F. Evergreen)

Alas, my quest continues.

The fact that the Haze Dual V3 creates combustion, even on the lowest heat setting, is an automatic disqualifier in my book. But even if this wasn’t a deal breaker for me, there are a few other drawbacks that would knock it off my great-vape list. On top of not being all that intuitive, it’s a little too clunky and heavy for a portable vape. Two separate chambers that can be used independently are convenient if your one finicky friend insists on flower when everyone else is down with dabbing. But ultimately it seems unnecessary, considering you’re sacrificing portability for this feature. It also comes with lots of small parts I can imagine getting easily lost and no means for keeping everything together. A case or pouch would be nice.

On the other hand, for those who are a bit more organized and aren’t as bothered by a little smoke or extra baggage, this vape does have some thoughtful features. It is the only vape in town that can handle dry herb, wax, and oil. And it performs quite nicely in the concentrates department with no throat burn or butane taste. Whether this makes up for lugging around such a large device compared to a small discreet pen is up for debate.

In addition to the multiple screen options for both dry herbs and concentrates and the dual chambers to easily switch between the two, it comes with glass and stainless steel mouthpieces and four temperature settings. It’s apparent that Haze Technologies has put some thought into making this vape customizable according to a user’s needs. That’s why it’s even more disappointing to find that they still haven’t nailed down that elusive pure vapor hit.

THE VERDICT

Cool Factor: Its flask-like shape will keep your friends guessing whether you smuggled in your own alcohol, which may be cool or not, depending on who your friends are. It could also be mistaken for a large harmonica, which is decidedly cool in many more social circles.

Practicality: It’s not the smallest or lightest vape on the market, but it’s not horribly inconvenient to lug around. The dual chambers are nice for on-the-go vaping. Depending on your plans and rate of consumption, you could potentially pack it up before you leave home and not have to worry about bringing anything else with you.

Affordability: At $250, the Haze Dual V3 is a bit of a budget stretcher. You’re mostly paying for versatility, so the price might be reasonable if your ultimate goal is to have one device that can handle all vapable material.

Overall: If you’re looking for a dry herb vape that produces pure vapor with the least amount of smoke, this vape isn’t for you. However, if you’re cool with a little combustion and are interested in a versatile vape for both flower and concentrates, or if you find yourself constantly griping over how often you need to repack a single-chamber vape, the Haze Dual V3 might just be your ticket to cloud nine.

Score: 4/5
Available at: hazevaporizers.com



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