DynaVap M Review: The Low-Tech, High Performing Analog Vaporizer

8.9 Total Score
DynaVap M Review Bottom Line

The DynaVap M is an analog vaporizer that doesn’t use batteries or electricity. Instead you heat up the tip with a lighter, it’s like a metal joint! Only more convenient since you can reuse it indefinitely and there’s no combustion. The DynaVap M delivers big on both flavor and intensity. The DynaVap M might seem primitive at first but use it just once and you’ll discover that it’s one of the more forward thinking vaporizers around.

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DynaVap M Update

The DynaVap guys aren’t sitting still and they’ve got an update to the M that will be rolling out on March 31. The most obvious difference is the ridging encircling the bottom half of the M, the half closer to the heating tip. This makes gripping the M and rotating it between your fingers as you heat it much easier.

There is also a subtle increase to the airflow that I’m sure some users will appreciate. Better yet is the fact that the groove around the airhole is wider and deeper so it’s a lot easier to find by feel alone. You adjust the draw resistance by partially covering up the airhole so making it easier to find is a big convenience.

Overall weight is down half a gram and I’m pretty sure anyone who tells you they notice the difference is probably lying, but you never know. All these tweaks are greatly appreciated and they prove that analog vaporizers can get their own set of great updates, no wi-fi required. The updated DynaVap M will release on March 31 and will retail for $60.

DynaVap M Background

The DynaVap M ($100 directly from DynaVap) is a manual vaporizer, which means that it doesn’t use a battery, instead you use a butane torch as your power source. So who would want such a thing? How about vapers who don’t want to worry about battery levels or USB ports or battery replacement. It’s also great for anyone making the transition from smoking joints to vaping who wants a similar experience but without the combustion.

It’s also great for anyone who wants a simple back to basics device without the light show and fireworks you see in some of the Best Dry Herb Vaporizers. You like the light show and fireworks? Well, give the DynaVap M a shot anyway, you might be surprised at how much you enjoy the analog approach to vaping. Continue reading my DynaVap M review to learn more.

DynaVap M Kit

The DynaVap M starter kit includes the following:

  • DynaVap M
  • Butane lighter
  • Wooden storage container (for home)
  • Plastic storage container (for travel)
  • Pipe cleaners + Dynawax
  • Spare screen + spare O-rings

An analog vaporizer pairs nicely with an analog grinder like the SLX. It can grind down the weed to the perfect consistency for any vaporizer, whether it’s manual or electric.

Dynavap M starter kit
L - R: butane lighter, DynaVap M + Novagong water pipe adapter, wooden carrying case.

Key Features of the DynaVap M

  • Compatible w/ dry herb
  • Very portable
  • Intuitive to use
  • Pretty much unbreakable
  • No batteries required
  • Retails directly from DynaVap for $100
Dynavap M with butane lighter
A butane lighter is all that's necessary to use the DynaVap M.

DynaVap M Design

The DynaVap M is about four inches long and slim as a regular cigarette so portability isn’t a problem here. Neither is learning how to use it, heating it up is intuitive enough but it has a nice feature that makes sure you don’t go too far. There is a soft click, followed by a louder one that lets you know when to stop heating and start vaping. As you’re vaping, another click sounds as the M cools down, letting you know that it’s time to start heating up again.

It’s important to respect the clicks, especially when heating, if you go too long you might end up burning the herb, which defeats the purpose of getting a vaporizer in the first place. If you resume heating before you hear the cooldown click then, that’s right, you end up burning the herb. So just remember, “no heating while vaping”, and you’ll have a good time.

The stainless steel body is unbreakable and unbendable so longevity isn’t an issue. Cleaning isn’t an issue either since the M is pretty low maintenance.

Dynavap M filter
The screen inside the DynaVap M provides filtration without restricting the airflow.

How to Use the DynaVap M

  1. Place the end of the DynaVap M in your ground herb and fill the end so that the herb is flush with the end of the vaporizer.
  2. Place the heat cap on the end and start heating with your torch.
  3. When you hear a second click, inhale from the mouthpiece.

*Note* – You can continue heating for a second or two after the second click for a more intense hit.

Dynavap m herb loading
Loading your herb into the DynaVap M is a simple process.

DynaVap M Performance and Vapor Quality

The DynaVap M delivers great flavor quality and intense hits and it gives you some control even without the precise temperature adjustment of electric vapes. The clicks help you calibrate the intensity of your session, if you continue heating for a second or two after the second click—no longer!—you get a more intense hit. If you just want flavor, then start inhaling right after the second click.

You can also manage the temperature by heating the end of the heat cap for lower temperatures and moving closer for higher ones. There is a learning curve involved but once you get used to it, you have a good amount of control over each session. Note that you need to use a butane lighter, a regular cigarette lighter won’t work. There’s not much else to say here, except that you shouldn’t touch the tip of the Dynavap M while it’s hot, but I didn’t have to mention that, right?

Dynavap M heat cap
The heat cap is placed on the tip of the Dynavap M before the flame is applied.

DynaVap M Review: Final Thoughts

The DynaVap M ($100 directly from DynaVap) is a cool, unique, analog vaporizer that’s perfect for anyone who wants a vaping experience similar to smoking a joint but without that messy, dirty combustion. There’s a slight learning curve involved but once you get over the hump, you’ll find that the M is as good for new users as it is for veterans.

Both groups can appreciate the ease of use, the flavor quality, the easy upkeep, and not having to scramble to find a USB port all the time. This analog vaporizer could teach even the Best Weed Vaporizers a thing or two. Thanks for reading my DynaVap M review, for more coverage of every kind of vaporizer on the planet, you’re already in the right place.

Where to buy the DynaVap M?

  • Buy directly from DynaVap for $100.
DynaVap M

A unique analog vaporizer that delivers great vapor without using batteries


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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.

  1. I decided to try as well on 4th of July the had the dynavap M with a kit with filters a lighter and a wood box $88. So i jumped to it….

    So far my experience hasn’t been good at all. When I received the packaged all plastic rings and the filter were missing the lighter is already in the trash bin and the wood box is not the one i ordered… Now they’re only sending the missing rings and filter. $44 dollars extra for that…

    So for me worst costumer service… They sent the wrong box and I ha to put up with their shi…t or I have to pay it for send it back something they sent in wrong in the first place…. Lame lame lame…. The product itself i couldn’t care less now, because i won´t buy any other product from this company again.

  2. I heat mine, an ‘M’ with a Titanium Tip, with a 115 Hour Candle made by Disaster Necessities. It cost $12 and I have used it daily for over six months and it is still around half full. The only true downside to it is the soot is pretty dirty and of course, it’s FIRE, so I need to remember that.

    But otherwise it is a complete success story. The flame is very gentle yet versatile; it does everything I want it to from the tiniest of microhits to clouds if I really wanted to.

    There is something to be said for the peacefulness of a candle; it’s very laid-back.

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