Published on May 30th, 2014 | by admin
DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer Reviewed
If you want a multipurpose vaporizer that is portable and allows you to use dry herbs and oils, then the DaVinci Ascent is a great choice. This vaporizer gives you the best of both worlds, as it is compatible with oils and dry herb blends. It’s rare to find a portable vaporizer that works with both so in a lot of ways, you get two vaporizer in one really awesome unit.
I was very impressed with the DaVinci Ascent from the first second I saw it. The design is sleek and attractive and I loved the glass vapor path, which gives a much smoother vaping experience. The glass path is one of the biggest perks of desktop units, but this is the first time I had seen it in a portable vaporizer. That feature alone was enough to convince me that I had to own the Ascent. I was also pleased with the digital display because it gives you more precise control over the temperature settings. There are three control buttons so it is easy to use and it only takes a few seconds to dial it up to the temperature you prefer.
The DaVinci Ascent was a little heavier than I initially imagined. It’s only the size of an electric razor, but it feels much heavier. It’s quite sturdy and durable and it could definitely withstand the wear and tear of daily use or frequent travel. It’s really versatile and is easy to use, so I think this model would be a good choice whether you are a rookie vaper or an experienced user.
When it comes to performance, I really can’t say enough good things about this vaporizer. The vapor is dense and powerful from the very first puff. I found that the temperature stays pretty consistent the whole time and there is no need to constantly manipulate the settings. You just set it and forget it!
My only critique of the Ascent is that it does need quite a bit of maintenance, especially if you decide to use oils. The kit includes rubber vial covers, which in theory should prevent the oils from clogging up the vapor pathway. Unfortunately, they don’t always work and I have had a few instances where the pathway was jammed up from sticky resin. The good news is that it’s easy to fix if you end up with a residue build up. I found that by warming the vaporizer up to just 120 degrees, it would start to loosen up the resin enough that I could clean it out with some cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol. The best way to avoid this problem is to clean it out every time you finish vaping.
All things considered, I would highly recommend the DaVinci Ascent to anyone that wants a durable portable vaporizer. Even though it is a little pricier than some other portable models, you get the benefit of using it with oils or dry herbs so for me, that justifies the added expense.