The Prima is the newest portable vaporizer from Vapir, having a very similar chamber design as the Vapir N02, but with many other upgrades that make this unit much more portable and user friendly.
Let’s get into the review.
How the Vapir Prima Works
To get started, all you have to do is simply pop off the bottom cap and load your herbs or e-liquid/concentrate (about 0.5g or herbs max and with e-liquid/concentrate, it’s about 5-10 drops or 0.2g max), then pop the cap back on and press the power button for 3 seconds to turn the unit on (you do the same thing to turn it off).
Then, all you have to do is select your temperature and vape (see next section for temp info).
An interesting feature this vape has is that you can extend the five minute session by two minutes by clicking the power button twice while the LEDs are blinking green (it blinks green for 10 seconds to indicate it is turning off). This feature lets you have the session be longer if needed.
There are 4 temperature settings on this unit, and they are as follows:
- Level 1: 350°F – 360°F
- Level 2: 365°F – 375°F
- Level 3: 380°F – 390°F
- Level 4: 390°F – 400°F
You can change these by simply pressing the power button once. I recommend staying between levels 2 and 3 for dry herbs and level 4 for e-liquid/concentrate. It can get up to temp pretty fast, so any of these settings can probably be reached in 2 minutes or less.
The vapor you can get out of the Prima is good, but not great. You have to pack a decent amount of material into the chamber to get it to fully vape properly, but once you do the flavor and density are pretty good, but I definitely wouldn’t say it’s the best.
I personally think that they should change the chamber design to be wider and shallower, instead of so deep and thin. The material would vape more evenly, and I think it would make for a better overall vape experience.
Now, when I first got the Prima, I thought the battery life was awful. It would only last two, maybe three sessions on a full charge. But, after running the battery for a few cycles, the battery life is great and I can get 5 or more sessions out of it (depending on how high I go in temp).
So, for those of you that are wondering about why your battery life sucks when you first get your Prima, don’t freak out, because the battery life gets better with time.
Our Vapir Prima Video Review:
Where to Buy the Prima?
If you’re looking to buy the Prima by Vapir, we recommend picking it up from Vapor Nation. Use the coupon code ‘MOON’ for 15% off your purchase, which brings the price down a good amount.
Vapor Nation also throws in some cool bonuses like a free grinder and other gifts, which is always nice, and the shipping is free.
To wrap up, the Prima is most definitely the best portable that Vapir is putting out right now, but like all vapes, there is a bit of room for improvement.
For $259, there are a lot of vaporizer options, but if this one calls to you, it is definitely worth the money.