You’re mobbing around Silver Lake or No Ho with your peeps, everyone has their pencil thin vapes and it’s 7:10.
Suddenly your bestest cuz calls and you need to fly back to where she or he lives and spend a week there. Problem is, the cuz lives in Po-dunk. The only ‘oil’ they know of is from Firestone. In fact, the state you are going to doesn’t even have medical marijuana legislation pending. If you’re a Jetson, going to Bedrock could present a problem, especially if you are too modern to have ever rolled a ‘J’.
Fear not! Aristotle, account exec for Cloud V, ‘V’ for vaporizer, has you covered with the Phantom Premium, a very cool flower vape pen that resembles a slick light saber handle. To coincide with the 420nurses and cannabis, the green model was chosen for review. Also the flower or dry herbal model was chosen to review over the slimmer oil/dab model for just the reason of this article. Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t.
Weighing in at 4.8oz versus the 1.2oz of my cartridge/oil pen [both empty], the Cloud V has a nice heft to it, alluding to its solid construction and sleek design. The color panel placement gives a no-nonsense look to the golf club handle-sized Cloud V.
As with any high tech device these days, ease of operation is tantamount. The Cloud V is as simple as it gets without voice command. Inside the single mid black border around the 6 3/4” tall pen is a single button. Pressing this button 3 times in secession turns the button to a green color, the first power setting of three available. A couple of taps on the button will turn its color to a deep blue, the second and recommended temperature setting. A final red button temperature button color remains. One button push turns off the unit. The unit will also shout off automatically after 3 minutes.
Removal of the mouthpiece tip held in place by an O-ring connection, reveals an interior heating chamber. This is where you place your sifted or sand-boxed leaf, pushing it down but not packing so as to allow air to be drawn through, bringing you the vapors.
Once packed and the button pushed, it will blink off and on until the blinking increases to a solid color light. Now your Cloud V is ready to go. Drawing in that first breath, you are reminded of a Volcano hit, even on the exhale. There is no ghost and only a slight vapor can briefly be seen. There is also no smell or odor at all except the pure taste of the herb is there; most raging on the green rip. As with any flower vape, the hits toward the end may bring on some coughing or feel harsh. At any rate the unit shuts down at the end of its 3-minute cycle so unless you’re really huffing, the timed rate is perfect.
Charging is also quick and easy with a USB recharge connector for your laptop/PC. When first plugged in, the connected V end will display a red signal behind the logo on the bottom of the base. When fully charged this light will show green. Follow all charging instructions per included instructions. A simple care and maintenance bagged kit is included.
Remember also that this item contains a battery and is therefore restricted to your purse or briefcase when traveling by air.
This quality product is made in the USA, is finely crafted and performs as indicated; simply, quietly, and efficiently. If you are traveling to some place outside of MMJ friendly states, climbing onto a Cloud V is a cool way to go once there. And you know how it is in Hollywood, ‘Never let them see you sweat.”
Look cool with a Cloud, Cloud V. Flower Power for the eighth straight Cannabis Cup in 2015 and Endorsed by Tommy Chong.
For more on dry herb vaping, please visit the Cloud V vape blog here.