Vape Dynamics Hera 2 Review

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Vape Dynamics Hera 2 review

The Good: Very good dry herb vapor quality | Touchscreen controls are user-friendly | Good battery life

The Bad: Underwhelming wax performance | Time intensive cleaning process | Battery can only be charged while in the device

The Bottom Line: I enjoy using the Hera 2 because it provides nice dry herb vapor in a portable, high-tech package. I didn’t enjoy cleaning the Hera 2 because it takes ages. I also didn’t like the wax performance much. Aside from that, the Hera 2 is one of the better mid-priced vapes available.

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Kit and Accessories

Vape Dynamics Hera 2 Kit
The Hera 2 kit includes L-R: Raised dry herb mouthpiece, concentrate mouthpiece, flat dry herb mouthpiece, dab tool, Hera 2 vaporizer, carry pouch, cleaning brush.
  • Hera 2
  • One raised dry herb mouthpiece + one flat dry herb mouthpiece
  • One extract mouthpiece
  • 2680 mAh battery
  • Dab tool + cleaning brush
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Carrying case

Compatibility: The Hera 2 is compatible with dry herb and wax extracts.

Official Accessories

You can get replacements for the mouthpieces from the Vape Dynamics website. You can also get a new battery so that you can just swap them out instead of waiting for one to recharge.

Optional Accessories

If you’re using the Hera 2 for marijuana, then I suggest you use the SLX as your grinder. It’s my favorite manual grinder for many reasons, one of the main ones being that I never have to clean it! You can get one for yourself from Amazon.

Design and Features

Vape Dynamics Hera 2 Design
The Hera 2 has a slim design and a touchscreen that’s easy to learn and easy to understand.

General Design: First of all, you didn’t miss out on the Hera 1 because it doesn’t exist. The number 2 signifies that this vape is dual use. The Hera 2 has a sleek, high tech look thanks to its fancy touch screen and slim proportions, but it’s actually a pretty simple device to use. It only has two main parts, the mouthpiece and the body of the vape, so it’s very easy to use.

As for the touch screen, it works well, though it isn’t significantly better than using buttons. If you’re used to using more advanced touch screen devices like smartphones, tablets, or e-readers—and you probably are, then you might be disappointed to realize that the Hera 2 doesn’t have haptic feedback. At least not when you interact with the screen, the device does vibrate to indicate different status effects.

Aside from that, the touchscreen is pretty easy to use and navigate, though I think it’s a little on the small side. Selecting between different modes and functions is pretty intuitive and the screen makes all those selections nice and clear. The Hera 2 also has a strip of five LED lights on the side of the device that light up as it heats up. They look cool and add an extra visual indicator to the device, but you can turn them off if you want to.

The Vape Dynamics logo on the bottom of the device also changes color from red to blue as it reaches its heat setting. So if you don’t realize that the Hera 2 has finished heating, then you don’t have any excuses. Attaching and removing the different mouthpieces is easy, and the same goes for the battery.

Portability: The Hera 2 is five inches tall and just one and a half inches wide, so it slips easily into—and out of—any pocket. The mouthpieces are exposed, so you should be careful about that, but otherwise, portability isn’t an issue.

Build Quality: The Hera 2 is sturdier than I expected. It has an aluminum alloy body that is pretty durable, plus the nice matte gunmetal black finish won’t get smudged, which means that it always looks new.  

Cleaning and Maintenance

Cleaning the Hera 2 can be a hassle because of the divided herb chamber. Each small chamber is harder to clean than a large chamber would have been, not to mention that you now have to clean two chambers instead of one. The inside of the mouthpiece needs to be cleaned often as well because it can get pretty dirty. Overall, the Hera 2 needs a little more maintenance than I would like.

How to Use

With Dry Herb

Vape Dynamics Hera 2 How to Use
The split herb chamber is easy to load but it takes a long time to clean.
  1. Remove the mouthpiece from the device to expose the herb chamber.
  2. Load your herb into the chamber and replace the mouthpiece.
  3. Press the power button three times to turn on the vaporizer.
  4. Select your desired temperature using the touchscreen and then hold down the power button until the device vibrates.
  5. Once the chosen temperature has been reached, inhale from the mouthpiece.

With Wax Concentrates

  1. Remove the concentrate chamber from the inside of the concentrate mouthpiece.
  2. Dab your wax into the chamber and then reattach it to the mouthpiece.
  3. Insert the mouthpiece into the vaporizer and press the power button three times to turn on the device.
  4. Select concentrate mode using the touch screen and then hold down the power button until the device vibrates.
  5. Once heating is complete, inhale from the mouthpiece.

Temperature Range: 350°F to 450°F

Performance and Vapor Quality

Vape Dynamics Hera 2 Performance
The Hera 2 can use dry herb with the left mouthpiece and concentrates with the right one. The dry herb performance is much better though.

Vaporizer Performance: The Hera 2 heats up fairly quickly so you won’t be waiting around too long for your herb to get vaporized. The mouthpiece does tend to get hot near the end of a session, though that is to be expected since it sits right over the chamber. The flat mouthpiece gets warmer more quickly than the raised mouthpiece, so keep that in mind when you vape.

Dry Herb Performance: The flavor from the dry herb is pretty good thanks in part to the ceramic and stainless steel chamber. The flavor is better at the lower temperatures because the vapor gets a little harsher at higher temperatures, so I would stay away from them. Especially since the vapor gets warm even at the lower temperatures, a consequence of the mouthpiece being right over the chamber. Speaking of which, I prefer using the raised mouthpiece because it feels more comfortable and natural and because it takes longer to get warm.

Wax Performance: When you select concentrate mode, you are locked in at the max temp of 450°F, so there isn’t any temperature selection in this mode. That temperature gets the job done, but typically wax is vaped at much higher temperatures, so I didn’t get as much flavor from the wax as I would have liked. I wouldn’t buy the Hera 2 for its wax performance, and if you’re a concentrate enthusiast, I wouldn’t recommend that you do so either. A good vape pen is a better option.

Battery Performance: The battery lasts for about ninety minutes, which is the average for a lot of portables. Recharging the Hera 2’s battery takes about three to four hours, and unfortunately, it has to be charged while still in the device. Needless to say, that negates most of the convenience you would normally get from a removable battery. At least you can swap a dead one out for a fresh one, though you need to get it from Vape Dynamics since the batteries are proprietary.

Vape Dynamics Hera 2 vs Planet of the Vapes One vs Atmos Astra 2

Both the One and the Astra 2 are high-quality vapes that are in a similar price range to the Hera 2. However, the One is the only, well, one that is also dual use, but it includes a long, glass mouthpiece that keeps the vapor cool for the length of each session. Only its poor battery life lets it down. The Astra 2 also includes a long glass mouthpiece and it has the largest temperature range here. The Hera 2 beats the other two on battery life and its vapor quality is comparable to each of them, so it is a worthy challenger to both vapes.

Vape Dynamics Hera 2Planet of the Vapes OneAtmos Astra 2
Compatible withDry herb, wax concentratesDry herb, wax concentratesDry herb
Heating MethodConductionConduction/ Convection hybridConduction
Temperature Range350°F – 450°F320°F – 430°F300°F – 435°F
Battery Capacity2680 mAh1600 mAh2200 mAh
Battery Duration90 minutes30 to 40 minutes60 minutes
Recharge Time3 to 4 hours90 minutes3 to 4 hours
WarrantyOne yearTwo yearsFive year limited
Price$150 from Vape Dynamics$139 from Planet of the Vapes$140 from Atmos

Bottom Line

VapeDynamics Hera 2
9.1 Total Score
Hera 2 Review Bottom Line

The Hera 2 is a slick dual use vaporizer with touchscreen controls. Those controls make this vape very intuitive despite the fact that it can use two different substances. Of those substances, it is better with dry herb than wax, so stick to vaping the former and you’ll have a good time with the Hera 2.

Who is it for: Frugal, tech-friendly vapers who want advanced features in a sleek, affordable package. Anyone who wants great vapor in a device they can take anywhere they want. 

Who is it NOT for: Extract vapers looking for a good portable option. Vapers who don’t like a lot of cleaning. 

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Vape Dynamics Hera 2 Coupon Codes (Authorized Dealers):

StorePriceCoupon
Vape Dynamics$149.99TVG10 for 10% 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.

1 Comment
  1. Looks like one to watch out for, not to much info on it yet, but looks like the price is right for what it offers.

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