It’s that time of the year again! Last year (2019) exactly on this date, Dynavap refreshed its VapCap M Model, and this year (2020) is not different! DynaVap just released its 2020 M version ($75 directly from POTV.)
The VapCap is a manual vaporizer, which means that it doesn’t use a battery, instead, you use a lighter or 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.
VapeCap 2020 M Improvements
- The Captive cap has been improved and it no longer falls off
- Increased airflow- double the airflow cuts
- Microdosing adjustments- adjust the screen to 0.1 or 0.05 gr sized bowls
- Heavier tip with different cooling fins
- Chiral airport- creates an internal vortex and thicker vapor
- Compatible w/ dry herb
- Very portable
- Intuitive to use
- Pretty much unbreakable
- No batteries required
- Allows use of very small amounts of dry herb (aka Microdosing)
DynaVap 2020 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.
How to Use
- 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.
- Place the heat cap on the end and start heating with a lighter.
- 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.
Performance and Vapor Quality
The VapeCap 2020 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 to 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?