Vapium Lite Review
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The Good: Very portable | Large herb capacity | Easy to use | Fast recharge time | Highly affordable
The Bad: Short battery life | Hot vapor at higher temperature settings
The Bottom Line: The Vapium Lite is perfectly suited for new users because it is inexpensive and easy to use. It is not meant for intermediate or experienced vapers who would want a more advanced device that has more features and better vapor quality.
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Kit and Accessories
- Vapium Lite
- Spare air intake drawer
- 14mm/18mm water pipe adapter
- Integrated stirring tool
- Cleaning brush
- USB-C charging cable
Compatibility: The Vapium Lite only uses dry herb.
Water Pipe Adapter: Even though it’s billed as a budget vaporizer for beginners, the water pipe adapter is actually a fairly advanced accessory. That is because it is used to attach glass water pipes to the Vapium Lite. Even though water pipes are meant for more advanced vapers, the adapter is an interesting addition because a water pipe helps to significantly cool down the vapor.
However, the addition of such an accessory seems at odds with the design ethos of the Lite, so I doubt many users will take advantage of it. I know I didn’t bother.
Like all dry herb vapes, the Vapium Lite benefits from herb that’s ground down to a very fine consistency. The SLX Grinder will do just that and it is available for purchase on Amazon.
Design and Features
Size and Portability: The Vapium Lite is a little over six inches tall and has rounded edges that make it very easy to slip into any pockets. You can tell that it’s designed for beginners because of the big power and temperature control buttons, as well as the clearly labelled temperature settings. All those stylistic choices mean that the Lite is very easy to use.
Ease of Use: Adding to the ease of use is the simple loading procedure that’s aided by the raised rim of the part of the device surrounding the herb chamber. This rim prevents spills and makes it easy to push any stray herb into the oven. It’s one of the many smart design choices that make the Lite such an intuitive device. The chamber of the Lite is surprisingly large at 0.33 grams.
Overall Design: In terms of design, it has a budget look, but it isn’t unattractive, just unremarkable. The labelled temperature settings contribute to that look, some may dislike their simplicity, but I did not mind it. However, the packing tool integrated into the bottom of the device is a nice, practical touch. The colored LED lights that indicate each temperature setting are a nice detail that give the Lite a little flair.
Build Quality: The body is made from anodized aluminum, so it’s pretty tough. The accessories are made from plastic and help contribute to the low budget look of the Lite.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning the Lite is very easy, the included cleaning brush is all that you need to clean out the herb chamber after use. The mouthpiece just needs to be wiped down with a cloth dipped in isopropyl alcohol after every couple of sessions in order to stay clean.
How to Use
- Remove the mouthpiece to reveal the herb chamber.
- Fill the chamber and replace the mouthpiece.
- Hold down the power button for three seconds to turn on the device.
- Select the temperature using the plus and minus buttons.
- The device will vibrate when it has finished heating.
- Inhale from the mouthpiece.
The official manual is right here. Note that it is for an earlier version of the device.
Temperature Settings: 356°F | 385°F | 414°F | 442°F
Performance and Vapor Quality
Vaporizer Performance: The Lite heats up in 30 to 40 seconds depending on the temperature setting, which is a pretty good time for a portable vaporizer. The Lite also doesn’t get too hot to the touch while it’s in use, so it has that going for it too.
Vapor Quality: You should stick to the lower to mid settings if you want to get the best out of the Vapium Lite. The reason is that the oven is located directly below the mouthpiece so the airpath is very short and doesn’t give the vapor time to cool down. That means the vapor and the mouthpiece can get hot on higher settings.
Unless you plan on using the water pipe adapter, I suggest you avoid the higher settings when you’re vaping. Inhaling from the short mouthpiece isn’t the most comfortable vaping experience and I can’t say that I ever got used to it. It doesn’t ruin the experience but it never stops feeling awkward.
Battery Performance: The battery has a smaller than average capacity of 1100 mAh, which is good for four to six sessions. That is relatively poor even in this price range but at least the USB-C cable means that charge times are only about an hour.
Vapium Lite vs Atmos Jump vs Pulsar APX
The Jump and the APX are two of the best vapes under $100, so they make good competition for the Lite. The Jump is more of a pen-style vaporizer while the APX has the standard box design. They are all very portable devices, though the Lite is probably the most discreet since its plain black exterior doesn’t draw as much attention as the more colorful shells of its rivals.
|Vapium Lite||Atmos Jump||Pulsar APX|
|Compatible with||Dry herb||Dry herb||Dry herb|
|Battery Capacity||1100 mAh||1200 mAh||1600 mAh|
|Battery Life||30 minutes||30 to 40 minutes||90 minutes|
|Charge Time||60 minutes||3 hours||90 minutes|
|Price||$79 from Vape-Smart||$64.95 directly from Atmos||$69.95 from Vape-Smart|
The Vapium Lite is a good dry herb vaporizer for beginning users because of its affordability and ease of use. The easy loading procedure and simple temperature selection gives the Lite a very shallow learning curve. Battery life is short but at least the recharge time is quick.
Who is it for: First time vapers looking for an affordable option. Vapers with large, stay at home vapes who want a cheap, portable alternative.
Who is it NOT for: Experienced vapers who want more customization options and better vapor quality. Intermediate vapers looking to move on from budget vapes.
Vapium Lite Coupon Codes (Authorized Dealers):
|VapeWorld||$79||TVG15 for 15% off|
|Vape-Smart||$79||TVG10 for 10% off|