V2 Pro Series 7 Review
Portable vaporizer designs tend to be focused on dry herbs today, leaving those who prefer concentrates to have to settle for vaporizer pens. The V2 Pro Series7 is a unique design that allows you to vape dry herbs, wax, and even e-juice all with one unit. How well does it work? Read on for my full portable vaporizer review.
- 3-in-1 design for herbs, waxes, and e-liquids
- Lifetime warranty
- Above average vapor quality on low setting
- Easy-to-load magnetic cartridges
- Straightforward operation
- Pass-through charging
- Vapor clouds are small
- Medium and high settings are too hot and harsh
- Automatic shutoff can be annoying
- Short battery life
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In-Depth of the V2 Pro Series7 Vape
– Price – It sells for $170, making it rather affordable compared to high-end portable model. With the standard set, you receive the e-juice cartridge and the dry herb vaporizer cartridge. The wax cartridge is sold separately, but even if you do buy it, the price is still less than what you would pay for most portables.
– Vapor Quality – If you use the V2 Pro Series7 as a wax or herbal vaporizer on the lowest setting, you’ll get about average vapor production with an above average taste and smoothness. Turn it to a higher setting to get a bigger cloud, and the vapor quality diminishes greatly. Based on testing, this concentrate and herb vape is only recommended for use on the low heat setting, so those who like big clouds may not want to opt for this model.
– Guarantee – The Series 7 has a pretty unbeatable warranty compared to other units. It’s warrantied for a lifetime, where the longest guarantee you’ll usually find is 2 to 5 years with most models.
– Prep Time – It’s very easy to load, whether you’re using it as a herb or wax vaporizer. The cartridges are magnetic, so they’re simple to insert and remove. Typically, the unit is ready to go within a minute of turning it on.
– Portability – Although larger than a vape pen, the V2 Pro Series 7 is still convenient to carry. It fits nicely in your hand and can be carried in a bag or a big pocket. Because of its size, it is more conspicuous than a pen vape.
– Ease of Use – This model has only one button and is simple to operate. It does have a slightly annoying feature in that it turns off after every 2.5 minutes to preserve the battery life. If you like to enjoy long, leisurely vaping sessions, this might get on your nerves.
– Heating and Temperature Regulators – As previously mentioned, the V2 Pro Series 7 has three heat settings, but only the first one is really suitable for giving you a good vaping session.
– Power Supply – The battery on the V2 Pro Series 7 will power the wax and dry herb vaporizer for about 50 minutes, making the battery life on this model less than what’s found on other portable vaporizers for sale, especially when you consider that it turns off constantly to extend the battery life. The good news is that you can vape while you’re recharging, and the herbal vaporizer is usually repowered in 2 hours or less.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive vaporizer, the V2 Pro Series 7 unit is a solid choice, provided you don’t mind a smaller cloud size. Its warranty and flexibility set it apart from other vapes on the market today, and you’ll have a good experience on the low heat vape setting.V2 Pro Series7 is a 3-in-1 design for herbs, waxes, and e-liquids. Inexpensive with Lifetime warranty & above average vapor quality. See its negatives here
V2 Pro Series 7 Vaporizer Review
UPDATE: Unfortunately V2 has dropped out of the dry herb 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 the currently recommended vapes
The V2 Pro Series 7 is a portable conduction vaporizer made by v2 cigs. They also make the V2 Pro Series 3 which is a smaller pen version of the S7. The V2 Pro S7 is a jack of all trades but master of none offering the ability to vape dry herbs, concentrates, and e-liquids. But just like the S3, the quality of each of them isn’t the best.
The V2 Pro Series 7 is for someone who wants to vape all materials and stick under the $200 price range.
If you wanted the option to vape concentrates you can pick up the Series 7 Wax Cartridge for $29.99 bringing the total to $179.99 for the entire kit.
The S7 offers decent heat up times and battery life for a conduction vaporizer this size but the cartridges are not the most reliable.
The Haze V3 retails for $249.99 and I think it’s a much better all-in-one option. The only downfall on the Haze is that the E-liquid cartridges taste a bit overcooked. So the V2 Pro S7 offers a better e-liquid experience and it’s more portable/easy to conceal. But dry herb vapor quality, draw resistance, battery life, and reliability are much better with the Haze V3 (link below in comparison section)
Size, Portability, and Build Quality
The V2 Pro Series 7 is a very pocketable vaporizer. It’s just the right size to easily grip and throw in your pocket. It’s about 1 ¾ inches taller than the Pax 2 and about ¾’s of an inch wider. So it’s not the smallest but still easy to conceal. The exact dimensions of the V2 Pro Series 7 are 5 1/8 inches tall by 1 3/8 inches wide by about 1 inch deep. The Series 7 weighs 111 grams with the dry herb cartridge. By comparison the Pax 2 weighs 90 grams, the Firefly 2 weighs 140 grams, the Haze v3 weighs 193 grams, and the TI Grasshopper weighs about 55 grams.
The actual device is built well and feels durable/strong in the hands. The problems start with the cartridges and mostly the e-liquid one. The e-liquid cartridges for both the S3 and S7 have often leak after a few weeks of heavy use and need to be replaced. The concentrate cartridge works pretty well, it needs cleaned and eventually replaced occasionally but that’s kind of expected with a wax cartridge. The dry herb cartridge works pretty well, but it does require burn-offs to get a clean taste, I go more into that below.
So I would recommend this to a person who might not be a heavy user in any category (dry, liquid, wax/concentrates). You simply like to vape all materials but you don’t vape all the time. Basically, if you are vaping mostly dry herbs, you are better off with a different vaporizer and I will mention a few good options below. If you like the idea of having options, the Series 7 will work for you.
V2 Pro Series 7 Accessories
With the V2 Pro Series 7, you get (1) one dry herb (loose leaf) cartridge, (1) one e-liquid cartridge, Wall charger, USB charger, a brush, double ended scooper, and 3 extra dry herb screens. Decent accessory setup for the price. I really like the usb magnetic charger, it’s slick.
Chamber, Vapor Path, and Temp Spectrum (Dry Herb)
The Series 7 uses a stainless chamber with a stainless steel screen and a plastic vapor path/mouthpiece. The Series 7 does NOT have a full temp spectrum like most other units coming out nowadays. You get 3 different temp settings, the first is 390, temp 2 is 415F and temp 3 is 440F. So these are pretty hot temps and I’ve found that I mainly use the Series 7 at 390F/199C. You can get bigger clouds with the hotter temps but the taste goes down and the harshness goes up. The V2 Pro Series 7 Chamber will hold about .25 grams of herb with a standard grind which is more than enough for a decent group session. The chamber vapes evenly without needing stirred.
The vapor quality is a bit below average. It runs on the hotter/dry/harsh side with some draw resistance. Like a lot of the units under $200 you will have to do ‘burn-offs’ when the unit is new to get a clean taste. This means running the dry herb cart on max temperature without any herbs in the chamber. Then puffing on it like a cigar to draw air through the unit without inhaling. I had to do a couple battery charges with my S7.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The screen should be brushed out after pretty much every session otherwise the draw resistance goes up as it gets clogged. I also would NOT store your e-liquid juice in the cartridge for extended periods as they seem to occasionally leak if you do this.
Battery Specs, Battery Life, and Charging Options
The battery life is actually pretty decent and I’ve been averaging about 50 minutes on a full charge. It takes roughly 2 hours to fully charge a dead battery.
The Series 7 uses an 1800mAh variable voltage battery (3.7v, 4.2v, 4.7v). The cartridges automatically recognize which method you are using and changes temps for the correct materials. So the max temp with the dry herb is 440F while the max on the concentrate cartridge is is 1112F/600C.
The battery is NOT replaceable but the unit does come with pass-through charging so you can use the unit while it’s charging. One thing I don’t like is that you can’t check the battery life of the unit but overall the battery life and charging options are pretty impressive. I do really like the magnetic charging cable, its much quicker/easier than plugging in a micro usb.
V2 Pro Series 7 Comparisons
The $149 price point is pretty competitive and the V2 Pro Series 7 is an good option for an all-in-one but if you will be using it mostly for dry herb, I recommend checking out a couple different options.
The first unit I recommend is the Boundless CFX which retails for $169. This unit is bigger and not quite as easy to pocket out on the go but it offers a full temp spectrum, heats up in about 20 seconds and produces better vapor quality. If you wanted something smaller, check out the Boundless CF for $129. The CF doesn’t have the full temp spectrum or on vape oled display but offers the same quick heat up and vapor quality in a smaller size and cheaper price.
Next up is the Arizer Air. If you are looking for the best dry herb vapor quality in this price range you should go for the Air. The Air only costs $169 if you use the coupon code ‘AIR’ but it has better vapor quality than almost any portable unit under $300. The main downside is that it does have a glass stem, so its a bit cumbersome to carry in your pocket on the go
If you are looking for an on the go portable, the Pax 2 recently was dropped to $199 and its tough to beat. The vapor quality is better than the V2 S7 by a lot, it very simple and easy to use, its extremely reliable and comes with a 10 year warranty.
If you still wanted the option vape dry herbs, e-liquids, and concentrates, I recommend checking out the Haze v3. It’s going to cost more than the V2 Pro Series 7 but its superior in every way except the e-liquid option. You get less draw resistance, much better dry herb vapor quality, better battery life with replaceable batteries, 10-year warranty, pre-packing cans and just overall much better reliability.
Next is the V2 Pro Series 3 which is basically the same as the V2 Pro S7 but smaller form factor, less battery life and more for a single person light user.
Lastly, check out my best portable vape article if you want to read more about my very favorite dry herb vaporizers.
V2 Pro Series 7 Summary
The V2 Pro Series 7 is definitely not the worst portable vaporizer but it’s definitely not the best. Like I mentioned above it’s a jack of all trades and master of none. You can successfully vape dry herbs, e-liquids, and your waxes/oils but I feel like it might not fully satisfy heavy users.
Its easy to carry, easy to hold, easy to use, reasonably priced, and versatile. Just don’t expect top tier performance.
I recommend picking up the V2 Pro Series 7 directly from v2 cigs and if you have any questions about the Series 7, Series 3, or any other vaporizer, feel free to leave a comment below or hit me on my contact page.
Thanks for checking out my V2 Pro Series 7 vaporizer review and let me know if you have any comments or questions below.V2 Pro Series 7 Vaporizer Review UPDATE: Unfortunately V2 has dropped out of the dry herb vaporizing game and so this article is no longer up to date. I urge you to head over to my best ]]>