People who have been diagnosed with conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana as well as those who need to use herbs and essential oils to get relief from respiratory problems know the value of having a good vaporizer. Gone are the days when your only option was to burn the herbs you need and inhale the resulting smoke and rub the oils against your skin to take in their scent. Technological advancements have opened up a safer and more effective option for everyone who needs it—that of using a vaporizer.
Now, what particular vaporizer should you use? Well, there are various options available and it certainly pays to learn as much as you can about each option so you can make a well-informed decision as to which product best serves your needs. In this article, we present to you the Ascent vaporizer. It is our sincere hope that the information contained herein can help you make your choice when you go out to shop for a vaporizer, regardless of what you plan to use the device for.
A Brief Description
The Ascent is a handheld conduction vaporizer designed to be easily slipped into your pocket and used wherever and whenever you need. Portable vaporizers such as this are preferred by many over desktop versions because of the convenience it offers. Just like any other vaporizer, Ascent by DaVinci works by heating up your chosen herb/oil to the temperature you set until vapor is emitted. The herb/oil is placed in a ceramic chamber at the bottom of the device. This chamber is then heated via a rechargeable battery controlled by a 4-button OLED readout. The vapor emitted goes through an all-glass tube from which you can directly inhale it. Check the video below.
A Quick Review of Ascent by DaVinci
Understandably, you’d want information on the features of this vaporizer, and here we will quickly discuss the good and not-so-good ones. First off, let’s start with the positive points of Ascent by DaVinci.
Size – What’s the use of having a portable vaporizer if it’s too big to place in your pocket or bag? Fortunately, DaVinci took this into account when they made the Ascent, which is just about as big as an iPhone 5.
Battery Life – One of the things that make desktop vaporizers better than handheld versions is the extended run time. But if you can bring a handheld with you wherever you go and use it for 2.5 hours straight, then it may be well worth buying, right? That’s what you get with the Ascent, which runs on two lithium-ion batteries. And when the battery runs out, well, you can still use it while it’s charging.
Chamber Size – The Ascent has a huge chamber, as compared to other models. This is good because it allows you to enjoy up to 45 minutes of non-stop vaping before you have to refill the chamber. And if you only need a short treatment session or you want to conserve your herb, you could simply fill the chamber halfway and then cover the remaining space with the oil canister or glass flowers.
Precision – The temperature control of this device is exceptionally precise. The default temperature is 375 degrees Fahrenheit, which is generally considered the ideal temperature for cannabis, but you can control the variable temperature to a single degree, with the lowest temperature at 38 degrees and the highest at 430 degrees. You can expect your herb to be heated within 45-90 seconds.
Taste – The glass-lined ceramic heating element, the glass-on-glass airway, and the precision of its temperature control allows the device to keep the taste of your chosen herb pure. Unlike vaporizers that contain plastic parts, this model doesn’t smell or taste of gas. It works best when you fill the chamber completely.
Durability – Simply by holding it in your hand, you’ll know the Ascent is solidly built. The hinge where the chamber flips open has a tight fit and the device itself certainly feels like it can survive a fall. You may also appreciate the fact that it is covered by a 90-day warranty for the battery and a 2-year warranty for the device.
So, those are the plus points of Ascent by DaVinci. Now, perhaps you’d like to learn about what’s not so good about it as well.
Heat – The device can get quite warm in your hand when used for extended periods. Should you choose to refill the chamber right after use, be very careful. The chamber will most definitely be hot! But we have gotten some feedback from users that it acts as really good hand warmers in winter especially when you're outdoors.
Learning Curve – Some users can take a while to get used to the Ascent and to learn all the tricks that help you get the most out of each chamber-fill. It is best to take a deliberately slow and steady draw, and if you choose to use extracts, be sure to hold the device upright. Program the device for three different temperature set points only when you’ve gotten the hang of it. To learn more tips and tricks for your Ascent check these videos.
Most of the people we have asked feels that the advantages of the Ascent far outweigh its "disadvantages". Other than its pros and cons, there are also features of this device that may be either an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on your perspective. For one thing, the device weighs 6.8oz, which is okay if you put it in your purse or bag; you may also put it in your pocket if you’re wearing thicker clothing. If you’re wearing light pants, then it isn’t advisable to put the device in your pocket. Just like any other vaporizer, this device also needs to be cleaned regularly. You can use it for about six sessions before you have to clean it, which is about average for a handheld vaporizer.
All in all, the Ascent is a stylish and easy-to-use device you can take advantage of both at home and on-the-go.