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Puffco Pro 2 Vaporizer

A stealthy new vape that impresses without remaking the mold.

UPDATE: The original version of this article has been modified. The reviewer of the Puffco Pro 2 used dry flower when testing the product, when he should have been using extract, which is what the product was designed to be used with. He still got a good high, though. 

We may not have flying cars or condos on Mars, but as far as vaporizers are concerned, we are definitely living in the future.

It seems as though each day brings a new product to market, a vape pen or disposable model that taps into the newest innovative trends. Brands also constantly update their original models to keep abreast of new developments.

The Puff co Pro 2, the newest version of the company’s original model, is billed as being “designed for the adventurer.” After spending some time with this unit, I can confirm that this is not false advertising.

The first thing you’re likely to notice is the stainless steel that covers the unit. It’s a refreshing break from fragile-looking plastic and glass components that often feel at odds with apparatuses that, when used correctly, may leave you more prone to dropping things accidentally. The Puffco Pro 2 is also slim, fitting snugly and inconspicuously into a front jean pocket. Since it is meant to be used with flower, 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 Puffco notes is free from “plastics, glues, and fibers.”This is a nice improvement on other vapes that bring with them the taste of the manufacturing materials used in their construction. Across multiple sessions with my Puffco Pro 2, I found the taste to be almost exclusively that of the flower I had packed, with perhaps a tinge of metallic aftertaste as the bowl began to lose its potency.

The size of the bowl is fairly generous, but the tapered design did not result in the easiest cleaning experience. Getting beneath the central coil requires a bit of fiddling, which is not ideal.Users of the Puffco Pro 2 will note the LED display signals contained within a single cloud shaped icon on the pen. Touching the cloud allows one to cycle through three different heating cycles, while a double-tap will initiate “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 initial uses of it proved 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 does work for quite a while. 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 slightly less valuable on their person for on-the-go sessions. Its $89.99 price point 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 device for smoking cannabis.”

RATING: 3/5

Available at puffco.com



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