Vaporizers have come and gone over the past 10 years or so, but every once in a while one comes along that just isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The Haze vaporizer from VaporizerUSA is one such vape.
It’s a sturdy vape that has the capability of vaping both dry material and concentrates and you can keep both in the vaporizer at the same time.
Sturdy, Thoughtful Design
The Haze V3 is a vape that’s not only easy to use, but it’s also pocket-sized, which results in quite a bit of discretion when you’re out and about in public. It can easily fit in your back pocket or even better, an inside jacket pocket or compartment. The construction feels solid and sturdy, not like something cheaply made that will fall apart if you use it too much.
Ease of Use
We found it to be quite easy to use; both loading the chambers and actually using the vape were fairly intuitive.
To use it, simply open the vaporizer lid, then place the screen you prefer in it. The kit comes with 2 screens, one for convection and one for conduction, so use the one that you like. From there, load your preferred material and shut the lid.
There are 2 mouthpieces that come with the unit: one made of glass and one made of stainless steel. Which one is better for you will depend on your personal preference; we preferred the glass. Regardless of which mouthpiece you use, you need to clean it on a regular basis to keep it from getting sticky. If you’re a bit on the lazy side, you can turn the vaporizer upside down while it cools off to avoid some of the stickiness.
But, you can’t avoid cleaning the Haze V3 forever. It, like all other vaporizers, needs a good cleaning regularly to keep it in top shape. This is a $250 unit, guys; take care of it!
Make sure you turn the switch the right way
You have to read the instructions because which way you turn the on/off switch determines which compartment is being heated. The dry herb area or the concentrate area are heated depending on which way you flip the switch. For the concentrate, you’ll see the solid white dot close to the mouthpiece; for the dry herb compartment, you’ll see an unfilled circle. Make sure you’re familiar with which one is which right to start with so there’s no confusion later.
Dropping it isn't a big deal
The first thing is that I’ve dropped this unit a couple of times and there’s not even a scratch on it. Nothing broke. This hasn’t been the case with a few other vaporizers; even though they may be a little easier to hold onto, that doesn’t mean much when you actually do inevitably drop them.
Careful opening the lid
It also takes a little getting used to in order to know which way the lid opens; you have to put a little pressure to open the lid. If you’re not careful with opening it, you can sling herb or concentrate everywhere; a steady, controlled pressure opens the lid easily and without a mess.
You can pack the dry herb bowl amazingly tight and still get good draws out of it. This is the first one that I don’t feel a struggle to draw on in this type of configuration, no matter how tight I’ve packed it.
Great battery life for casual users, heavy users might need more batteries
The battery lasts for about 4 sessions for me, then it starts wearing off some. But, there are 2 batteries and a charger, so that’s not a huge issue. I’m more of a casual user than a heavy one, so battery issues haven’t been a big deal to me.
Cleaning is a snap
Cleaning the unit is easy enough: pull your mouthpiece out and use some rubbing alcohol to clean it up with the included cleaning tool. It only takes a minute or two.
#3 heat setting is my favorite
As far as vapor goes, great vapor production starts at the #3 heat setting. My favorite setting, though, is actually #1. If you’re just relaxing and vaping, #1 is just fine. The only reason to go higher than that is to speed up the process of the vape session; if you’ve only got 5 minutes to vape, #3 or #4 is best.
The only drawback for this unit for me is the shape of the unit; even though it could easily be mistaken for a wallet in your front or back pocket and that’s great for discretion, it’s a little odd for me to hold. This probably won’t be the case for everyone, though.
LED temperature setting display
The first and only dual bowl vaporizer on the market
Can use dry herbs or oil & wax on the fly
Strong lithium ion battery
Lightweight and pocket-sized for the ultimate in discretion
4 heat settings
Patented heat exchange for cooler vapor
Amazing 10 year warranty
Features You Won't Get Anywhere Else
Dual bowls is a feature that no other vaporizer on the market has, because it is a patented feature of the Haze V3; don’t expect another vape to have it any time soon.
If you’re concerned about one bowl heating and affecting the contents of your other bowl, don’t be; they’re far enough apart that one bowl heating won’t heat up the other.
Patented Heat Exchange Mechanism
The heat exchange mechanism of the Haze V3 is also patented and assists in cooling the vapor down to a comfortable temperature.
Haze V3 Batteries
The lithium ion batteries that come with the unit are pretty solid and changing them out is easy enough. Grab a battery off of the charger and change it out with the used one. You can use it for about 90 minutes or so continuously before having to charge it again; increasing the temperature to level 4 can reduce the amount of usage time quite a bit, though.
If you vape on the lower end of the temperature spectrum, it won’t be that much of an issue. But, if you’re a heavy user and you like high temps, you may want to keep an extra battery or two around. Fortunately, the manufacturer includes 2 batteries in the kit instead of one; I’d still buy one or two more for backups just in case.
Another great feature is the 5 minute unit auto shut off; the unit is automatically shut off after 5 minutes of inactivity. This saves your battery and can help prevent accidents. Auto shut-off features are pretty par for the course in the vaporizer industry now, so not having that feature is a mark against any vaporizer on the market.
Haze V3 Has Some Badass Accessories
As if the Haze isn’t awesome enough already, it also has some pretty nice (and heftily priced) accessories, as well.
A glass bubbler attachment option is something that most other vaporizers just don’t have. If you like your vapor cool to minimize throat irritation, this vape is for you. The bubbler isn’t cheap, though; it comes in at around $160, not counting the glass adapter that you have to buy to use with it, which is $10.
All in all, a great accessory if you’re a dedicated vaper or an MMJ patient.
Haze Reservoir Glass Recycler
Yet another glass attachment that you can walk around with, but this time it can sit easyily on a desk or tabletop, too. It doesn’t require an extra attachment, but compared to the glass bubbler above, you’ll only save about $10 on it. If you don’t need the desktop functionality, it’s a matter of personal preference on which one you choose.
Accessory Key Chain
The accessory keychain is available for $16.99 and it allows you to carry multiple screens or pre-packed canisters in addition to cleaning tools, spare mouthpieces, or material tools.