The Yocan Explore is barely new in the vape industry and this vaporizer can be used for both waxy concentrates and dried herbs. It features a pocket-friendly and compact size for discreet use on the go. It measures 3.85 inches tall and 2 inches wide, so this is a good travel buddy because it is just big enough to handle enough amount of material yet small to comfortably keep in your jacket pocket or jeans. You'll be impressed with Explore digital temperature control (200 to 460 degrees Fahrenheit) in 1-degree increments so you can hone your desired temperature for your expected results.
The Yocan Explore comes with two interchangeable mouthpieces which are designed to be used with wax concentrates and dry herbs. For using dry herbs, a mouthpiece that comes with a built-in stir tool allow mixing of the material evenly inside the ceramic chamber, saving your time, effort, and ensuring that all dry herbs are heated evenly. For using wax concentrates, the mouthpiece and coil combination replace the stir tool so the thick oil will be loosened, evenly spreading them throughout the chamber.
When cleaning your Yocan Vaporizer, first you need to cool it because the heating chamber becomes very hot that can lead to skin burn. After vaping, it is best to wait for an hour before cleaning your device. Disassemble the Yocan Explore and place small parts on a towel to avoid misplacing or losing them. Use a soft bristle brush to remove any debris or dust gently from the heating chamber, inserting it into the chamber and turning it to loosen the dirt or debris. You may use an air can to completely remove the dirt and remaining material.
Next, dip the cotton swab in a cleaning solution and wipe the interior of the chamber to disinfect. Avoid cleaning solutions with harsh chemicals to avoid damaging the components such as bleach and alcohol obtained from crude oil. You can use a toothpick or pin to unclog the screens. Wipe residues off the mouthpiece with the use of cotton cloth. Disinfect with a cleansing solution.
When you first open the device, you might observe noticeable scents. We highly recommend priming for at least 1 to 2 full 5-minute cycles at 460 degrees Fahrenheit before use. The Yocan Explore performs pretty well in dry herb mode. For best results, make sure you use a de-humidor box for your dry herbs.
The temperatures of the Explore are too low for a satisfying hit experience with concentrates. This vaporizer is best used for dry herbs at low temperatures. You have to take literally a bunch of draws instead of 1 to 2 big draws. If you are planning to use it for wax concentrates, the battery may drain faster, so be ready to charge it more often.
When you get used to it, the Yocan Explore is simple to use with a simple button setup. It takes some time to be familiar with how it works though. You don't have to remember a lot of things to do. To turn it on, just click the button 5 times. To engage the heat, just click the same button and hold for 3 to 5 seconds. It heats continuously for 5 minutes and shuts off automatically. To adjust the temperature, use the up and down buttons. All buttons are intuitive and beginners can easily learn how to use the device without issues.
Yocan Explore has a good battery life, lasting up to 1 to 2 hours on a single and full charge. The internal battery is 2600mAh. Because the temperature you'll use affects the battery life, maxing out at 460 degrees Fahrenheit for wax concentrates will drain the battery faster. On a full charge, you'll get about 12 to 15 sessions.
When it comes to portability, the Yocan Explore is very good. It can be easily fit inside your pants, vapor case, or jacket pocket for on-the-go vaping sessions. It's compact and small enough for short travels. Because of its small compact nature, you can use the device stealthily. The temperature range which is precise also helps in discreet vaping by lowering the temperature. Just keep in mind that lower temperatures work best only with dry herbs with less visible vapor.
Of course, there are important accessories you need to start vaping with this device. Here are the things that come with the Yocan Explorer kit:
When it comes to the manufacturing quality, we consider it average. The built-in stirring stool is quite impressive but the internal airflow needs improvement. While there are vents to allow air to enter, you'll feel the air coming from different places whenever you take a draw. To easily test the internal airflow, you cover the air flow holes and breathe. While the air may move relatively free, it raises concerns about materials the air may carry on its way when it is inhaled.
The Yocan Explore is compact, easy to use, and with precise temperature controls. This is a vaporizer with an average build and not satisfying for wax concentrates because of the conduction heating system. This is not an expensive device so you can't expect too much from this product. The Explore is perfect for dry herbs but after a few draws, the flavor dwindles away. However, the battery is powerful enough to last long. It is still a worth it investment for short hits and as a backup device.
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