V2 Pro Series 3 Vaporizer Review and Tutorial ~10:00
UPDATE: Unfortunately V2 has left the vaporizing game and so this article is no longer up to date. I urge you to head over to my best portable vaporizer page to see what is currently recommended.
The V2 Pro Series 3 vaporizer is one of the only portable vape pens that can actually vape dry herbs without combustion. It’s made by the company V2 and the Series 3 is the first in the line of future dry herb vaporizers from them. I also have a review for the V2 Pro Series 7 which came out at bit after the Series 3.
The Series 3 is easy to use, easily and conveniently conceals into pockets and heats up quickly for fast sessions on the go.
It uses swappable cartridges for loose leaf, concentrates and e-liquids. The design and build quality is one of the best for a vape pen, it feels surprisingly nice and extremely smooth in your hand or pocket.
The Series 3 retails for only $49.99 but you’ll have to pick up the loose leaf cartridge for $19.99 if you wanted to be able to vape dry herbs. Total with the loose leaf cartridge is only $59.98 which still comes in cheaper than the MFLB and one of the cheapest vaporizers you can buy that will actually vape dry herbs.
You can click here to pick up the V2 Pro Series3 directly from V2 Cigs and read on below for my full v2 pro series 3 vaporizer review.
V2 Pro Series 3 Size/Portabitliy
The size of the V2Pro Series 3 is similar to that of a thing sharpie permanent marker. It’s a bit taller than most portable vaporizers but the sleekness allows you to store it anywhere. It first perfect in my pocket and I can easily store the extra cartridges in my jean pocket as well.
The Series 3 is a little under 5.63 inches tall and about .59 inches in diameter (a little smaller than the size of a dime.) It only weighs about 50 grams which is one of the lightest pens on the market.
V2 Series 3 Heating and Temp Settings
For dry herb, the Series 3 uses conduction heating with a temp range from 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature is regulated based on a number of things to include your herbs, grind time and draw speed. The typical heat up time ranges from 15-30 seconds which is excellent. Market average is 40+ for portable vaporizers.
The unit does have an automatic shut-off timer at 2 minutes so if you aren’t quite finished with your session, hold down the button again for 3 seconds to heat it back up. I do wish the auto-shutoff was set to 3 or 4 minutes instead of two, but its a minor nitpick.
Series 3 Pro Chambers and Cartridges
The Series 3 comes with the E-Liquid Cartridge which holds 1.6ml and can get up to 800 puffs per liquid fill based on two second puffs. If you want the option to vape dry herbs with your Series 3 then you’ll need to pick up the Loose Leaf Cartridge for $19.99.
The Loose Leaf holds about .1 grams and this will usually last me for three of the 2-minute sessions. This is the perfect amount for one person and could work for two but it’s not going to get you both torn up. The AVB the Series 3 produces is surprisingly uniform in dark brown color without needing to stir the oven at all.
Left to Right: Loose-Leaf Cartridge, Dry Herb Chamber, E-Liquid Cartridge.
V2 Pro S3 Battery and Charging
The series 3 uses a 650mAh battery which gives me about 12 of the 2-minute sessions with the dry herb cartridge (4 oven fills). For the size of this thing, it has very good battery life. The v2 also has pass-through charging, so you can use the unit while it is plugged in. It comes with a USB Charging cable which completely recharges the device from dead in 2 hours. You can also pick up optional wall and car chargers for $10 each.
Only the E-Liquid cartridge is included in the $49.99 price tag. You’ll need to pick up the Loose Leaf Cartridge for $19.99 if you wanted to be able to vape dry herbs and they have the Wax/Concentrate Cartridge for $19.99 as well. You can pick up extra e-liquid cartridges for $6.99.
When I received my V2 it only came with one dry herb cartridge and I quickly realized how convenient it would be to have an extra or two. I will be ordering a few more so I can grind/pack ahead of time, and just swap them out on the fly.
The ‘smart cartridges’ are designed extremely well and the device automatically recognizes which cartridge you put in. Just swap in the cartridge and either hold down the button for 3 seconds for the Loose Leaf or just press the button to get instant vapor from the E-Liquid. The cartridges are also magnetized which really makes the cartridges easy to swap in and out.
V2 Warranty Information
The V2 Pro Series 3 comes with a 6 month warranty covering the device from defects in materials and workmanship. The cartridges, however, are not covered under the warranty.
V2 Pro Series 3 Review Summary
Overall, if you’re looking for an all-in-one portable vaporizer pen that actually vapes dry herbs, then the V2Pro Series 3 is for you. I really love the magnetic cartridges, I can easily swap the Loose Leaf cartridge to the E-Liquid cartridge and blow out a strong smelling cloud to cover the dry herb smell. The vapor produced from the E-Liquid cartridge is very good.
The vapor quality from the dry herb cartridge isn’t the best, but it’s not bad either. It produces decent flavor but fairly light vapor density. The big thing is that this is one of the few true pen sized vaporizers that actually vaporizes and doesn’t combust your herbs.
You can click here to buy the V2 Pro Series 3 direct from the manufacturer. They have fast/free/discreet shipping and also ensure you get the manufacturer warranty.
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If you aren’t quite sold on the V2 Pro Series 3 I recommend checking out the Haze V3 which is also a 3-in-1/all-in-one portable vaporizer. It’s bigger and runs $249 but gives you the option of multiple temp ranges and a dual bowl system.
Hey guys buzz here with vaporizerwizard.com. Today I’ll be going over the V2 Pro Series 3 which is the only vape pen to successfully vape dry herbs to date. It’s a 3-in-1 or all-in-one vape pen made by the very successful e-cig company, V2. It can successfully vape dry herbs, e-liquids and wax or concentrates. The wax cartridge was delayed a bit until this Winter, I will add an annotation here and an update to the review on my site when it comes out.The Series 3 uses these magnetic smart cartridges that easily swap in and out. Each cartridge is designed to be automatically recognized by the pen and select the appropriate temps for each of the materials.
The V2 Pro series 3 retails for $69.99 which only comes with the E-liquid cartridge. So remember if you want the option to vape dry herbs, you’ll have to pick up the loose-leaf cartridge for $24.99. So, total for the V2 Pro series 3 is only $94.98 which is one of the cheapest portable vaporizers that I have tested and can recommend.
You can click the link below in the about section to get the current price and a full review on my website. In this video I’ll go over the features and show you how to use it. I’ll do a quick demo session for both the e-liquid and dry herb cartridges. I’ll break down my pros and cons for the v2 and then suggest the best place to pick one up.
Ok guys so here is the V2 Pro Series 3. It comes with the pen itself, the e-liquid cartridge and a USB charging cable. Make sure that you add the loose-leaf cartridge to your order if you want the option to vape dry herbs.
As far as size, the Series 3 is a little taller than the average portable vaporizer. It’s about the same height as the Firefly but the overall diameter is a bit smaller than the size of a dime. So it fits perfect it my jeans when im out and in my robe when im lounging at home. It’s very light so I barely notice it in my pocket and can be easily concealed in a purse or handbag.
The Series 3 is revolutionary because it actually vapes dry herbs! I know I mentioned it earlier but I’ve had at least 10 different vape pen manufacturers tell me their pens can vape dry herbs and they all failed. I’m not going to brag about the vapor quality because it’s nowhere near portable models like the Firefly or Crafty but it’s also a fraction of the price.
How to use/Tutorial
The Series 3 uses these magnetic smart cartridges which can easily swap in and out depending on what materials you want to vape. So let’s talk about each of the cartridges and how to use them. The dry herb cartridge uses a stainless steel bowl and a mouthpiece with built in screen that removes to load or unload the bowl. I’ve found the chamber holds about .1 grams of dry herb. So once you have the chamber packed, just re-attach the mouthpiece and lock in cartridge. The magnets make it super easy to lock it and it has this little slot to secure it into place. To turn the unit on, press the button 3 times. With the dry herb cartridge, you’ll just hold down the button for 3 seconds and it will start to heat up. The red at the bottom means it’s just starting to heat up, then it will turn yellow, and then turn green when it’s completely heated. From here you just take your pulls. I aim for slow 10-15 second draws and then repeat until the hits become less dense and not as flavorful. Then when you are finished with the dry herb cartridge you can either hit the button 3 times to turn it off, or if you’re going to be using the e-liquid cartridge after, you just swap the cartridges.
With the E-liquid cartridge, you just press down and hold it until you get the desired amount of vapor. I used to smoke cigarettes back in the marines, but kicked the habit, so I just use the 0-mg nicotine e-liquids. I have been trying out a skittles flavor for the last couple of days and its pretty good. I really like the vapor that you can produce from the V2 Pro. I’ve never owned a pen that I actually like, so I’ve just been walking around the house with this thing 24/7 puffing on it. It’s pretty fun. Anyways, same thing to turn the unit off, just press down on the button 3 times. I recommend turning it off when not is use because if the button gets pressed somehow in your pocket or something, it will continue to vape the e-liquid in the cartridge and possibly get too hot.
Ok so let’s move on to the battery life and the charger. The Series 3 has pretty decent battery life for the size. I’ve been able to walk around all day hitting the e-liquid cartridge without it dying on me. Now it will die faster if you’re just going to be using it for dry herbs because it stays on longer and requires more battery to heat the chamber. It also has an automatic shutoff timer that turns the heater off after two minutes, so I have to turn it back on a couple times during my sessions. While using the dry herb cartridge, I was able to get about 4-5 bowls before the battery died. It starts to get a little weak towards the end of the 5th bowl.
The Series 3 comes with a USB charging cable which is also magnetized and easily connects to the unit. Just attach it to the bottom of the unit and then plug it in to your computer, laptop, car or whatever. V2 also offers the wall charger and car chargers for 10 bucks each. Luckily I had extra USB wall chargers, and my car has a USB plug. The bottom will glow green when the unit is completely charged which I’ve found to take about two hour from fully dead.
So now that we’ve gone over the features and how to use the V2, let’s jump into the vape session. The first thing I’ll do is take a couple puffs with the E-liquid cartridge so you can get a good idea of the vapor produced and how easy it is to use. I have mine loaded up with some “skittles” flavored 0MG nicotine. This liquid is a 50/50 VG/PG mix. Press the button 3 times to turn the unit on and just hold down the button to start getting vapor. I usually hold down for about 3-5 seconds which produces plenty of vapor. Make sure and turn it back off when you’re done because you can accidently hit the button in your pocket which is no Bueno.
Now let’s use the loose-leaf cartridge. Remove the E-Liquid cartridge from the unit and attach the dry herb cartridge. From here just press the button 3 times and the unit is now on but it’s not heating. To start the heating, hold down the button for 3 seconds. Wait for the unit to heat up and you’re ready to go. Like I mentioned earlier, slow 10- 15 second draws seem to work the best for me. The vapor taste isn’t the best but I can produce decent clouds when packed correctly and one bowl is enough to medicate 1-2 people. You’ll notice the bowl is done when the hits become less dense and your herbs are a dark brown color.
Let’s go ahead and break down the pros and cons. The first pro would be the fact that it’s a vape pen and it can actually vape dry herbs without combusting. I’m excited to see where the vape pen market will go. Second would be the ease of use. Everything is controlled via one button. No techniques or learning curves, just load it and use it. Next would be the magnetic smart cartridges. Such a simple idea but it really makes swapping in and out the cartridges extremely easy. They are also automatically recognized by the pen so the correct temp settings are selected for you. The next pro would be the USB charging system. The charging adapter is also magnetized so it easily attaches to the bottom and can be charged practically anywhere. Lastly, the price, you can’t find another quality all in one vaporizer anywhere near this price that can actually vape dry herbs. The only other all in one I recommend is the haze, and it’s a big jump up to $250.
Moving on to the cons. The chamber is pretty small so it won’t be the best vape for groups but it’s perfect for 1-2 people. The battery life is another con but the unit is so small it can’t really hold a large battery. I also don’t really like the 2 minute auto shut off timer. I have to turn the unit back on a couple times during my session which isn’t a huge deal but 5-6 minutes would have been a lot better. Lastly, the smooth design of the pen makes it pretty easy to roll off desks, dashboards, counters, etc, so just watch out for that.
Overall I’m extremely impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of the series 3, especially for the price. I like the feel, the button, and everything fits together nicely with the magnetic cartridges. If you are in the market for a portable vape pen that can vape your dry herbs, e-liquids and your wax/concentrates then you can’t go wrong with the V2 Pro Series 3.
If you’re ready to buy the V2 pro Series 3 you can click the links below in the about section to be taken straight to the manufacturer. You can also find a link to the full review on my website. Now if guys have any questions about the Series 3 or any other vaporizer, feel free to leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to my channel for more reviews, tutorials and cleaning videos. Thanks for watching and have a great day.
A great all-in-one portable vaporizer that can actually vape dry herbs. The Wax/Concentrate Cartridge will be released mid November (2014). The Series 3 only comes with the E-Liquid cartridge so make sure and add the Loose Leaf Cartridge to your order.