Winter is coming and many of us are already looking forward to having some fun on the slopes. While preparing your skis or snowboard for the season, think also about the right vaporizer for winter conditions. Below, we talk about the models that are adapted to cold weather and we give you tips on how to look after your vaporizer in the winter months.
- Vaporizing in winter time
- What vaporizers to take on a winter trip?
- Winter weather and vaporizing
Those who like skiing and snowboarding are already counting the days to the start of the skiing season, when all ski slopes finally open. Before this moment comes, it’s worth preparing both your body and the sports equipment. If you’re a fan of vaporization, make sure you also think about the preparation of the right vaporizer for your winter trips. What features should it have? Read on to find out!
Which vaporizers are best for the winter time?
When you look for a vaporizer that works well during winter trips, first of all, you should learn which models, although generally good, do not perform equally well in winter conditions. You should forget about all butane models straight away – in the cold, the gas volume decreases, which makes using a butane burner practically impossible in the long run.
You should also avoid the equipment that requires stirring the material in the chamber throughout the inhalation – opening the device in the wind and mixing herb with cold fingers simply can’t end well.
It is also worth remembering that below-zero temperatures shorten the battery life, so forget about models that are known for the short inhalation time they allow for on one charge – in winter it would be even shorter.
We should also be careful in the case of models in which glass elements reach high temperatures, as is the case with portable Arizer models – after removing the heated glass mouthpiece from the heater cover and exposing it to strong frost, the glass theoretically may break, although it hasn’t happened to us so far.
To sum up, while choosing a vaporizer for the winter, look at electronic models that don’t require stirring the herb in the chamber, ones with powerful batteries and with no glass elements that can get very hot. Which models meet these criteria?
Best vaporizers for winter trips
For winter conditions, it’s best to pick one of the two major competitors – PAX 3 Vaporizer and DaVinci IQ Vaporizer. Both devices are very small, and they easily fit into an inside pocket of a jacket. PAX 3 Vaporizer has a powerful battery that guarantees a long working time on one charge even in winter conditions.
DaVinci IQ Vaporizer, in turn, offers not only a powerful but also a replaceable battery, which is a great solution for winter, when the performance of all batteries drops. Another good model is Mighty Vaporizer – it also features a powerful battery, and just like the previous two models, it doesn’t require stirring the material inside the chamber during the inhalation.
Mighty also has one great advantage – you can use the so-called dosing capsules in it. They are small, aluminum capsules that can be filled with dry herb in advance and placed in the chamber before the inhalation. It’s a very comfortable solution, especially in winter time – within seconds, you can refill the chamber of your Mighty Vaporizer, with no need to dose and tap down the herb.
Another model worth considering is Summit+ – it has a powerful battery, there’s no need to stir the herb in the chamber, it’s resistant to water damage (which is very important when it rains and snows) and it’s well protected against mechanical damage. Boundless CFX also does a good job in winter conditions – it heats up in no time, it’s got a powerful battery and its chamber is large enough for group sessions.
Vaporizing in wintertime
It’s important to know how to use a vaporizer to ensure satisfactory inhalations in unfavorable weather conditions, without running the risk of damaging the device. First of all, since lithium-ion batteries don’t like low temperatures, in winter it’s good to carry the vaporizer in a pocket close to your body, e.g. in the inner pocket of your jacket.
This way, you’ll make sure that the vaporizer won’t get too cold when it’s not in use. This trick will prolong the battery life. Secondly, it’s good to set the temperature a little higher than usual – it will compensate for the faster cooling of the heater and ensure the vaping experience at an optimal level. How much higher should the temperature be?
A lot depends on the air temperature outside, but it is quite safe to assume that the temperature should be set at about 10 degrees Celsius higher than normal. If you use the device during snowfall, remove the snowflakes from the vaporizer – otherwise, they will melt, and the moisture may get inside the device, which should always be avoided. If you follow the advice above, you will ensure optimal operation of your vaporizer, even during the most adverse weather conditions.
Are you ready for winter? We are! Just waiting for the snow to fall!
The VapeFully offer includes a range of vaporizers that are perfect for winter skiing or snowboarding trips. However, if you are wondering whether your vaporizer is suitable for use in the cold or you’d like to ask about its use in such conditions – contact us, and our experts will be happy to give you professional and free advice! Also, remember to be responsible on the slope – no skiing while vaping!
If you have doubts whether your vaporizer is suitable for aromatherapy or you would like to get more information about it – contact us, our experts will be happy to give you professional and free advice!