Atmos Ruva Review

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Atmos Ruva Review

The Good: Unique, rugged design | High heat resistance | Simple loading procedure

The Bad: Average vapor quality | Mouthpiece and vapor can get hot | Battery life is below average | Draw resistance is higher than average

The Bottom Line: I like the look of the Ruva but not the vaping experience of the Ruva. That’s because the vapor quality is below average and the draw resistance is on the high side. That’s too bad because the Ruva is a pretty cool-looking device that’s really easy to use.

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Kit and Accessories

  • Atmos Ruva
  • Cleaning brush + loading tool
  • USB charging cable

Compatibility: The Atmos Ruva is compatible with dry herb only.

Design and Features

Atmos Ruva Design
The rubberized finish of the Ruva makes it easy to grip, heat resistant, and cool to look at.

General Design: The Ruva has a very distinctive look because of the rubberized finish and the patterns cut into it. Both are responsible for the high heat resistance of the Ruva, which means that it remains comfortable to hold regardless of the temp setting, or how long your session lasts. So, the design is practical in addition to having an interesting look.

The Ruva has orange buttons that contrast nicely against the black color of the rest of the vaporizer. You get an additional splash of color with the large OLED screen that uses colorful graphics to keep you apprised of the temperature and battery life. Rounding out the feature list is haptic feedback, so you know when heating is complete without even having to look at the device.

Portability: The Atmos Ruva is just 4.4 inches tall, so it easily fits in your hand and in your pocket. The rounded shape and slim profile help too, though you might want to be careful around the magnetic mouthpiece. The magnets are strong, but if you pull on the mouthpiece while the rest of the vaporizer is wedged in tightly, it could detach and cause a spill. So, if you like wearing skinny jeans, good for you, just be careful.

Build Quality: That rubberized finish means that the Ruva is pretty durable too, but you don’t want to drop it. That’s because it has a magnetically attached mouthpiece, which is convenient when you’re ready to load. However, it could snap off and spill your herb everywhere if it experiences a sharp impact. It’s pretty secure otherwise, as long as you’re careful.

Cleaning and Maintenance

If you need to clean the body of the Ruva, you can use a damp cloth to wipe it down. For the herb chamber, use the included cleaning brush to wipe away any cashed herb that’s left behind. To clean it more thoroughly, use a cotton swab or q-tip soaked in isopropyl alcohol to wipe it down. Make sure it’s completely dry before you use it again.

How to Use

  1. Tip the mouthpiece forward to remove it and reveal the herb chamber.
  2. Fill the chamber with your herb and replace the mouthpiece.
  3. Press the power button five times to turn on the Ruva.
  4. Use the up and down buttons to select a temperature.
  5. Press the power button three times to start the heating process.
  6. Inhale from the mouthpiece once heating is complete.

Temperature Range: 330°F to 430°F

You can find the official manual on this page.

Performance and Vapor Quality

Atmos Ruva performance
The vapor quality of the Ruva is below average and it has a higher than average draw resistance as well.

Vaporizer Performance: The Ruva only takes about thirty seconds to heat up, which is on the fast side for dry herb vaporizers. As I mentioned earlier, it doesn’t get hot to the touch because of the rubberized finish. The mouthpiece does get hot though, because the chamber is right beneath it. And since the mouthpiece is made of steel, it doesn’t have any heat dispersing qualities.

Vapor Quality: The flavor from the Ruva is decent, but not that great. It’s not completely disappointing, but I wasn’t too impressed either. The airflow is also a little higher than I would like, I had to inhale for a few seconds before I started tasting the vapor.

The close proximity of the mouthpiece to the heating chamber also means that the vapor can get harsh at higher temperatures. Temperatures in the 360°F to 380°F range seem to be the sweet spot for nice-tasting vapor that doesn’t get too hot and uncomfortable.

Battery Performance: The Ruva has a powerful 1800 mAh battery that doesn’t last as long as larger batteries in similar sized vapes. Even worse is that it takes about three hours to charge, so enjoy your vaping time while it lasts.

Atmos Ruva vs X Max Starry V3 vs Linx Gaia

The Starry and the Gaia are two great vapes in this price range, both of which boast some interesting features. The Starry has a swivelling mouthpiece that feels great to inhale from, as well as a removable 18650 battery, plus it’s the cheapest vape here. The Gaia is the most expensive, but it provides the best flavor here because of its quartz herb chamber and glass mouthpiece.

Atmos RuvaX Max Starry 3Linx Gaia
Compatible withDry herbDry herb, WaxDry herb
Heating MethodConductionConductionConduction
Temperature Range330°F to 430°F212°F to 464°F200°F to 428°F
Battery Capacity1800 mAh2600 mAh2200 mAh
WarrantyFive yearsTen yearsOne year limited
Price$135 from Atmos$99 from Planet of the Vapes$160 from Linx Vapor

Bottom Line

Atmos Ruva
8.7 Total Score
Atmos Ruva Bottom Line

The Atmos Ruva is a unique looking vaporizer with some great features, like haptic feedback and precise temperature control. The rubberized body means that it’s tough and heat-resistant too. Unfortunately, average vapor quality, high draw resistance, and harsh vapor at higher temperatures bring it down a little.

Who is it for: Anyone who wants a uniquely designed, durable, mid-range vaporizer. 

Who is it NOT for: Anyone who wants great vapor quality and a simple vaping experience.

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Atmos Ruva Coupon Codes (Authorized Dealers):

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Atmos$135TVG15 for 15% off

A huge proponent of the vaping lifestyle who would love it if everyone who smokes makes the switch to vaping instead. Loves CBD and would like to see it infused into everything. Aside from the world of vaping, he also loves reading, health & fitness, gadgets & technology, and culture, both the pop and regular kind.

6 Comments
  1. Is RUVA supposed to generate visible vapor? Just bought it and first try was weird… definitely worked but scarcely any “smoke” and strange taste… tried 330F to 430F. Acrid taste at high tempvand residue was Brown but definitely not ash. Can anyone advise.

  2. NR, I had exactly the same experience.

  3. I had the same experience, plus worse. The mouthpiece is made of a coated stainless steel that sits directly atop the heating chamber…it gets way too hot to touch to lips! The IR therm says 145+ degrees F, after only a few minutes of use and it gets even hotter! Atmos said it was defective and replaced my first one. They sent a replacement that gets just as hot! The replacement gets too hot to use, after about six minutes of use. It doesn’t really matter now though, because the tiny herb chamber can only hold enough material for a few minutes worth of use.

  4. I bought a Ruva in early June 2018. It worked for about a week then nothing. Customer service told me to return it at my expense. 2 weeks later, they sent it back. In less than a week, same thing: nothing worked. I called customer service again and asked them to send me a new one. Sure they said, for $45-, because the 30 day replacement period had ended! Otherwise send it back again at my expense.
    Very sorry I bought it since the company obviously doesn’t care about customers.
    Should have bought a different product from another company.

  5. why wont my ruva vape turn on?

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