Loto Legend Background
The Loto Legend is Loto Labs’ follow-up to the Loto Lux aka the Loto Evoke. The Legend and the Evoke are both induction vaporizers, but the latter vape was far too small to effectively harness that kind of advanced technology, resulting in a very expensive wax vaporizer that couldn’t outperform far cheaper vape pens.
The induction technology used in both the Legend and the Evoke is still relatively new and rare but it’s easy to see its appeal.
About Induction: You can read our post about induction heating, but here is a summary- Induction means using electromagnetism to create a magnetic field, which in turn creates eddy currents in any metal placed within the magnetic field. The result is the metal that’s placed at the center of the magnetic field gets hot rapidly. And since there is no need for a coil or a nail, vaporizers that use this technology are very easy to clean and cheap to maintain since there is no need to replace either of those accessories.
The other big name vape that uses induction is the Dr. Dabber Switch, and we’ll compare the two shortly.
Kit and Accessories
- Loto Legend
- Glass tubes and pipes
- Rubber grommets
- Two susceptors
- Two silicone containers
- Susceptor holder
- Carb ring
- Glass mouthpiece
- Dab tool
- Cleaning brush
- Power adapter
*Note* – The susceptors are located inside the small silicone containers in the kit in case you have any trouble finding them. I know I did.
Compatibility: Wax, shatter, concentrates, extracts, dabs.
Warranty: The Legend comes with
Accessories in Detail
These are the stainless steel pieces that sit in the center of the coil. The Susceptor is what actually gets hot. Not even the coil that surrounds it.
The Susceptors (2 included in the box, but only one needed for operation) are made from “Pittsburgh Born Stainless Steel 430”. Loto places emphasis on their website how important it is for them to use high-grade materials.
The Susceptors are corrosion and heat resistant, and you’ll press your dabs against them while using the Legend (using the dab tool). The Susceptor is placed in the glass “Susceptor holder” (see below) and then lowered to the center of the magnetic coil. The magnetic field created by the electromagnets will heat up the Susceptors, which will heat up anything that’s around them in the holder- e
This funnel-shaped glass container is where you place the susceptor before slipping it into the induction coil. The holder is made from glass, and the stainless steel susceptor sits right the bottom of it, allowing to lower the susceptor into the center of the coil.
So to recap: When using the Legend- the Susceptor sits inside the glass Susceptor-holder which places it at the center of the coil. Once it heats up, the dabs are placed in the Susceptor-Holder, where they come in contact with the hot Susceptor, and vaporize.
Loto Labs website offers replacements for all of the various glass accessories used in the Legend, as well as additional susceptors should you need more. They also have some
Design and Build Quality
Even though the Legend is pretty big, it is not heavy. Since it doesn’t have a battery, the bottom part is “hollow” and only contains the glass airpath. I can easily hold it in one hand but despite the lightness, it feels quite sturdy and balanced.
All the non-glass parts are made from anodized aluminum. The large base is wrapped brown leather, but, it’s not real leather. Loto prides the Legend in being “100% Vegan” and environmentally friendly so they used high-end fiber cloth rather than leather. Overall, the Legend is a very attractive device.
Interface: The Legend only uses a single large dial to control the power and the heat settings, which are indicated by LED lights. The lights communicate which temperature setting is active, and when it’s ready to vape. The Dial is smooth and clicky, reminds me of a volume control dial of a high-end audio device.
Chamber Capacity: The Loto doesn’t really have a Chamber. The part that gets hot is the Susceptor and the Dabs are placed in the Susceptor Holder. During my tests, the Legend worked equally well with large or small amounts concentrate. I didn’t have any problems with leaking or overfilling the entire time I used it.
The app for the Legend is used to update the device’s firmware whenever a software upgrade becomes available, so you don’t need it to control the Legend, though you can if you want to.
How to Use
Assembling the Legend
- There is some initial assembly involved, but Loto has a great video walkthrough on to assemble the Legend and prepare for use. After the initial assembly-
- Place the susceptor into the susceptor holder.
- Place the susceptor into the carb ring, and lower into the coil.
- Fill the mouthpiece with water and place it onto the adapter.
- Attach the power cord to the back of the Legend.
Vaping from the Legend
- Push the dial to turn on the Legend.
- Turn the dial to your desired heat setting and wait for it to heat up. Once the LEDs become solid-
- Put your extract into the susceptor using the dab tool, making sure that it is pressed against the metal.
- Inhale from the mouthpiece.
- You can lift the Susceptor older out of the oven to “clear” the vapor that’s in the air-path.
Here is the official manual.
Temperature Selection: Six temperature settings, seventy two watts of power at max setting.
Heat Time: Six seconds.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The Legend is very easy to clean, far easier than traditional dab rigs. You mostly just have to clean the glass mouthpiece and the water attachment. If you need to clean it more thoroughly, the various pieces are easily disassembled, and since they are made from glass, cleaning is quick and easy.
Performance and Vapor Quality
Using the Loto Legend was a great experience.
The major selling point of induction vaporizers is that they heat up quickly, and the Legend definitely delivers on that front. It can heat up to 800°F in twelve seconds flat, outpacing traditional dab rigs. Setup is fast and simple and the whole device feels sturdy and well-built.
I found the best vapor quality was at Medium to Low heat settings. High heat settings
I’ve tried all sorts of extract vaporizers over the years, and the Legend provides some of the best flavor I have ever experienced. It’s completely pure with a rich aroma, and excellent flavor that goes down smooth. I stuck with the low to medium heat settings and was satisfied for the whole session. Higher temperatures might produce bigger clouds but I wasn’t willing to give up on the tasty experience to find out.