Nothing but impressive vapes are made by the reputable Atmos company. Their Atmos Aegis is one of the most ideal options for a first-time user thanks to its user-friendly interface. The Aegis is also easy to load, reaches its ideal temperature quickly and is capable of creating those prized billowing clouds of vapor that all Atmos vaporizers, especially the Atmos Astra, are known for.
Don’t be put off by that plastic casing, this option is sturdy and seems durable. This innovative design for a dry-herb convection vaporizer has been hailed as the latest and greatest convenience in dry-herb vaping. As with all others like it, we will be putting this vape to the test to give you an idea of what to expect in terms of quality and performance.
Our Favourite Qualities:
– Compact and lightweight
– Quick heat-up time
– Strong build quality
Some Product Cons:
– Mixed vapor quality
– Build Quality
– Can only use dry herbs
At first glance, the Aegis looks a lot like a bigger G-Pen Nova LXE. It has those three buttons running along the front for activating the power and controlling the temperature. It also has a similar casing made of plastic and rubber components. Inside you will find a hard-anodized stainless steel heating chamber that compensates well for the less-than-perfect plastic casing.
We noticed that plastic cap that hides the heating chamber looks a little fragile and it will probably snap-right off after some time, it could happen even earlier with a bit of rough treatment from an over-zealous user. This means your Aegis might not be good for a lifetime of service. The Aegis also features crisp easy-to-read LED screen that provides information on the battery life and temperature of the unit.
Once you are fully experienced with those temperature settings, you can count on the Aegis for amazing vapor quality. The Aegis operates on a range of temperatures from 320°F and 430°F. You will find that the optimal temperatures range between 347°F and 392°F. This happy-medium temperature range will allow you to get the most flavour from your dry-herbs.
We found the vapor to be strong but lacking the same full-flavour found in other varieties. Using the slightly hotter registers of the vape unit will be one of the best ways to produce a denser cloud. Some of the flavours are withheld by the presence of a silicon filter. The plastic mouthpiece has also been known to detract from the flavour profile.
The dimensions of the Aegis are 126.2mm x 26.2mm x 26.2mm, so it carries a fairly basic size and feel. The grip is improved with some ergonomically enhanced rubber bits. There is also a nice LED screen located on the front that displays a bright visual interface for temperature settings and operating power. The plastic constructions doesn’t look the best, unlike the Atmos Raw Vaporizer, but you can tell from the feel that it is suitably strong.
Due to its diminutive size, the Aegis can be held in the palm of the hand and looks pretty inconspicuous at any distance. The LED display might be a giveaway, but that can be more than covered by two-three fingers.
It is a little thicker than most other pen-sized vapes, so it will raise an eyebrow or two if you are out with it. But if you kept the lower end concealed and covert, no one will be the wiser.
Ease of Use
With only three buttons to operate, you can’t expect too much complexity operating the Aegis. The power button is clicked three times in a row to turn on and then the “+” and “-“ buttons are used to set the temperature exactly. Holding the “-“ button will allow you to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit reading. To remove the mouthpiece from the heating chamber, you will need to twist it 90° to the left. Fill the chamber with the herbs of your choice and enjoy your vaping.
It will only take around 90-seconds for the heating chamber to reach its ideal temperature. Remember to never overpack the chamber either, you will only need it filled about half-way as this will allow sufficient airflow through the chamber. It’s nice that all the pieces come apart for easy cleaning when needed.
As mentioned, the Aegis is not an especially large unit. Its small sleek design allows it to fit comfortably in the pocket and isn’t too heavy either. It is also sturdy enough to withstand some of the rough treatment it might see in transit.
The Aegis is a fairly-decent vaporiser for dry-herbs that won’t impact your budget too heavily. It’s practical, compact and not complex to use at all. You are sure to find other models that will work well and provide the same benefits but not at the great price of $139.95. You may also take advantage of Atmos’ 5-Year Warranty so that if your investment does turn out to be defective, you can recoup your losses.
In the end, new users will find very little to complain about with the Aegis. But, in case you are interested in trying out a different brand for comparison, we recommend the G-Pen Nova LXE that will outperform the Aegis in just about every way.