Atmos Rx Dry Herb Vaporizer Review – Is It Actually Good For Herb?
The Atmos Rx is a wax and dry herb vaporizer built for discretion and power. It contains a coil style heating element with a ceramic tank and single button operation so it couldn’t be easier to use. But while the Atmos RX is advertised as a dry herb vaporizer, it’s more of a wax vaporizer and dry herb pipe. We’ll get into the details later in the post. For now, the quick and dirty is that it’s a decent quality vape pen for the price with a few key points to know about before pulling the trigger.
The Atmos RX vaporizer is an easy, one button vaporizer with the ability to vape both dry herb and wax in the same chamber. It’s not without its flaws but makes an affordable option for someone who mostly vapes wax and desires something easy.
Quick Overview of the Atmos Rx
The Atmos RX has been around for several years so it’s not new to the vape game. With that said, it’s still holding its own as a quick and easy go-to vaporizer if you want something simple that gets the job done.
It’s a discreet little unit measuring about 5.5 inches long and just 0.5 inches wide. You can easily conceal it in your hand, stash it in your pocket or cup it if someone surprises you.
While it’s sold as a dry herb vaporizer, I found this isn’t really the case. For dry herb vaping, you need to place a tiny glass honeycomb screen in the bottom of the chamber to keep your weed off the heating element. Even with that glass screen it still combusts your weed a little though.
The glass screen also doesn’t stay in place and falls out when you turn the pen over to dump out your used material – so it’s easy to lose if you’re not paying attention.
With that in mind, when it comes to dry herb, it’s more of an electric pipe than a vaporizer. So if you’re cool with burning a little herb, it should be fine for you.
However, when it comes to wax, the Atmos Rx does very well. It gets plenty hot and does vape your material so, as a wax vaporizer, it deserves high marks. And at the current price ($69.00 on VapeWorld) it’s a steal if you’re mostly vaping concentrates.
Highlights and Key Features
- Works for both dry herb and concentrate but best with wax
- One button use makes it super simple to get started
- Chamber heats up to between 380-400 F almost immediately
- Ceramic chamber bowl holds heat well
- Battery life lasts between 90-120 minutes from a full charge
- Discreet and easy to conceal
What’s in The Kit
Cleaning Brush Tool
Bonus Glass Screen
Design and Feel
The Atmos Rx has a simple and easy design you can start using right out of the box.
It feels good in your hand, it’s lightweight, and it has a scratch resistant exterior so you don’t have to worry about your keys scratching it up. The ceramic loading chamber is relatively small so you can only fit about 0.1 to 0.2 grams of herb which makes it hard to take the Atmos on longer trips since you have to reload it so often.
But if you’re solo vaping, this may be fine since it fits enough for a personal session.
A design flaw we’ve noted is the coil in the bottom. While I didn’t have any issues, I’ve talked with several people who broke the heating coil because they cleaned it too rough with the brush and scraper.
The best advice here is to just turn it over and tap you weed out – throw the tools away. If you do that, there’s no chance you’ll break the coil so you’ll be fine. When you’re vaping wax, use clean concentrates that don’t leave residue and you shouldn’t have to clean the coil so you’ll be fine there too.
A benefit of the Atmos chamber is that you can vape both dry herb and concentrates without switching chambers. There were several times that I felt like tossing some herb in after wax so it was super convenient.
For a quick recap, there’s some things I do and don’t like about the Atmos Rx design. I like the single chamber for wax and herb, the small and discreet size of the unit, the ceramic chamber, and one button use.
I don’t like that it’s not a true vaporizer for dry herb, that the coil has a reputation for breaking, and the glass screen that’s tiny and easy to lose.
That being said, for a budget vape pen that’s cheap to buy and easy to use, it’s a decent design if you just need something to grab and go.
Battery Type & Quality
Battery type: Lithium ion 650mAh
Charge duration: 1.5-2 hours
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Kit and Accessories
- Atmos Jump
- Packing tool
- Cleaning brush
- Micro USB charging cable
Compatibility: The Jump is a dry herb only vaporizer
Design and Features
Overall Design: The Jump has a pen design rather than the typical box design of most dry herb vapes. It is just under six inches tall, so it’s a tight fit for most pockets but fits easily into purses or backpacks. The pen-style design is unusual for dry herb vapes and the vivid color choices and bright power button make it stand out.
Build Quality: The Jump is has a carbon fiber housing, so it is a very tough, durable device. It is a great companion for outdoor activities, like hiking, since you don’t have to worry about it breaking if you drop it. The bright color choices also mean that it is pretty easy to find if you do end up dropping it.
Ease of Use: With a single power button and just one temperature setting, the Jump is possibly one of the easiest to use vaporizers ever made. It is completely foolproof. Even if you have never seen a vaporizer before, there is a good chance that you will know how to use the Jump.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The Jump only consists of two parts, the battery, and the mouthpiece, so cleaning is fast and easy. You just need to use the included cleaning brush to clean out the herb chamber. The mouthpiece is cleaned using a q-tip soaked in isopropyl alcohol. The whole process only takes about five minutes.
How to Use
- Remove the mouthpiece to expose the heating chamber.
- Place your herb in the chamber and replace the mouthpiece.
- Press the power button three times to power up the device and start heating.
- Once the indicator light turns green, heating is complete.
- Inhale from the mouthpiece.
The official user manual is found on this page.
Temperature Setting: The only temperature setting is 392°F.
Performance and Vapor Quality
Vaporizer Performance: One advantage of the single temperature setting is that the Jump heats up incredibly fast. It only takes about ten seconds to finish heating, which is surprisingly quick and much faster than most portables. The body of the Jump never gets hot to the touch either, most likely because the pen shape distributes the heat better than a box-shaped vape does.
Vapor Quality: The flavor is good, but it dissipates too quickly for you to really savor it to the fullest. Maybe some temperature calibration might have changed that? I can’t say for sure, but it certainly would have been appreciated, especially since the vapor can get a little warm because the mouthpiece is situated right over the herb chamber. The short vapor path doesn’t give the vapor enough time to cool down, so some temperature control might have been able to help with that problem.
Battery Performance: The battery has a capacity of 1200 mAh but only lasts for thirty to forty minutes before it needs to be recharged. That’s good for about five to six sessions. Recharging the Jump takes a patience-testing three hours, which is rather long for a portable vape. Or any type of vape really. At least you can get a good binge session going while you wait for your next vape session to start.
The Atmos Jump is an affordable, beginner-friendly weed vape pen. Read this updated review to see if it is still one of the better choices for newbies.