We’ve reviewed some devices by XVape before like like Xvape Vista Mini 2 and XVape Avant. We’ve been never blown away by XVapes offerings but the new XVape Aria is their new budget portable herb vape set to beat out the competition. Is the Aria Vape any good? Find out more in our XVape Aria review for more info!
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XVape Aria Review:
How Xvape Aria Works?
The XVape Aria operates similar to other budget portable herb vaporizers like the Dynavap M 2020. 3 clicks of the button turns the device on while the temperature can be adjusted with the lower two buttons. Filling the device up with finely ground herb and packing it down will yield the best results.
Once it heats up, vibration will let you know once it’s ready to go. At this point inhale slowly for 10 seconds and enjoy!
With the XVape Aria, you get full temperature control letting you go from 212°F – 464°F, or 100-240°C. This is definitely a wide range and even high enough to char/burn your herb. It takes 20 seconds to start up heating where vaporizers like flowermate slick required 40 seconds.
Considering how many devices tout themselves as able to handle both dry herb and concentrates, most never provide a temperature range which goes high enough.
Budget dry herb vaporizers all perform very similar. This is largely due to using similar ceramic/steel conduction heating ovens just like LITL 1 vaporizer. Conduction heating has its drawbacks, but is cheaper to produce.
The XVape Aria can put out okay clouds with decent flavor for the first few hits, but the flavor quickly begins to take on that roasted popcorn flavor after not so long. We wish they opted for a glass mouthpiece like the Utillian 421 vaporizer, which offers much better flavor.
The vapor path is rather short so the vapor is a bit harsh at higher temperatures. Unfortunately there is no way to mate it to an Zeus Iceborn. With concentrates the device works but not all that well and certainly not quite as good as a dedicated wax pen vaporizer like the Utillian 5.
XVape isn’t creating luxury devices, they are putting out budget devices for sure. Both the airpath and electronics path are isolated but the device feels cheap overall. The leather on the outside is a strange choice. Time will tell how long it stays in good shape for. Whereas, the competitor like ZEUS they are manufacturing expensive and luxury units like the Zeus Arc GT and more.
Beyond that, included in the box is a standard kit consisting of the device itself, USB charger, concentrate pad, cleaning brush, cleaning wipes, and instruction manual. There’s not much else we could really ask for, maybe just some spare screens or so.
With an integrated 18650, 2600mAh battery, you’ll get a decent amount of time with this device! Sadly the battery isn’t removable for quick changing on the go or replacing when it starts to go bunk similar to the Utillian 722 vaporizers. You do however get USB-passthrough power to help you drive the device if it runs out of juice.
You should get around 4-6 sessions per charge before needing to top up and it’ll take around 2-3 hours to top up from empty.
Handheld and slightly bigger than your average chocolate bar, it fits pretty well into any pocket or bag and doesn’t weigh more than 135 grams. Lightweight, small, and simple to use, it does pretty well at portable tasks, unlike the Mighty which is quite large and not so pocket friendly either.
Ease of Use
Budget dry herb vapes are all quite straightforward to use and the XVape Aria follows that notion. Taking slow, long draws will yield better performance from the device, so make sure to let friends and people know that tip when sharing! Users that prefer vaporizers with higher performance and yet easy to use usually tend to like units similar to the Arizer Solo 2.
Cleaning is quite straightforward as the mouthpiece can just be dropped in a glass of isopropyl alcohol to clean up quickly, while a cotton swap with iso will quickly clean out the chamber. We recommend cleaning frequently to really get the performance in tip top shape all the time!
Most will probably confuse it for a typical e-cig setup when using it out and about however it doesn’t quite look like a tradition e-cig to those who know. Still, you shouldn’t run into any problems using it and when out, though it will put out a considerable amount of smell throughout the session. Users who want to avoid the smell problem at all costs usually prefer convection based units like the Crafty where the herbs are heated by hot air instead of coming in direct contact with the surface.
The XVape Aria doesn’t really bring anything outstanding to the table. It works okay and provides a decent performance for the price, however we’ve found devices like the Utillian 420 or the Flowermate V5 Nano to offer better performance at an equal price point!
Hopefully in future iterations we will see a longer vapor path and perhaps better materials used like a ceramic chamber and glass mouthpiece to offer better flavor.
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