Released just this Spring, the V2 Pro Series 7 (from V2) is a new portable vaporizer which is designed to be a step up from V2’s existing Series 3 Vape Pen which I’ve reviewed in the past, but still utlizes some of the more innovative features from the Series 3 such as the magnetic smart cartridge system which automatically adjusts the unit’s settings depending on which type of cartridge is inserted. My Series 7 arrived in a nicely packaged kit, and once I opened it up I discovered the following items:
- V2 Series Pro 7 Portable Vaporizer
- Loose Leaf Cartridge
- E-Liquid Cartridge
- USB Charger & Wall Adapter
- Replacement Loose Leaf Screen
- Cleaning Tools
Available in black, blue, and steel (As you see in my photos, I got the black one!), the Series 7 has a sleek form factor with an alloy body, measuring 129mm/5.08 and weighing just 119 grams (4.20oz!) with an empty cartridge inserted. My kit shipped with both the loose leaf and e-liquid cartridges, and I was excited to try the loose leaf one first. Although V2 talks about a wax cartridge on their site, it will only be shipping this winter.
After I inserted the loose leaf cartridge, it was automatically recognized by the Series Pro 7 which then allows you the option of choosing between automatic or manual vaping modes. As the name implies, automatic chooses a preset temperature for you, whereas manual mode gives you three settings that you can operate with (200C, 215C, and 225C), covering a wide range of vaporization temperatures and giving you some choice as to your vaping style. The cartridge has a bowl size of 1300mm^3, giving you ample room for your bud (which I recommend grinding prior to use with the Pro 7!). While heating up the base of the unit glows red and changes to green once the desired temperature has been reached (generally taking 3-4 minutes for me). After reaching the green light, you’ll have 150 seconds (2 1/2 minutes) of continuous puff time until the Pro 7 automatically shuts off. Cleaning the cartridge is easy and can be done using the included tools as well as a q-tip dabbed in alcohol to remove any stubborn buildups of concentrates.
The e-liquid cartridge has an automatic puff cutoff time of 10 seconds, which is more than enough for my puffs. With the e-liquid cart inserted, you have a limited variable voltage option which allows you to choose between operating at 3.7V, 4.2V, and 4.7V. The cartridge can hold 2.5mL of liquid which should last all day if you’re using some potent cannabis e-liquid, however this does bring me to my next point. Although I find that the Series Pro 7 works great with the loose leaf cartridge, I find that the design of the e-liquid cart is much better suited to vaping regular e-cig liquids as opposed to cannabis e-liquids. For vaping cannabis e-liquids I still recommend using a rebuildable atomizer given how viscous the end product tends to be.
The battery life is quite good and has been lasting me for most of the day, but I’m not sure what the capacity is rated for (the Series 3 has 650mAh for reference) since I haven’t seen mention of it anywhere. I’m going to see if I can find out some additional right from V2 this week and I’ll update this post once I do. According to the V2 Website, the Series 7 liquid cartridge should last up to a 1,200 puffs, whereas the wax and loose leaf carts are both rated for 312 puffs. The Series 7 uses a magnetic charging system, and I love this system as I no longer need to worry about accidentally tripping over my charging wire and breaking my vape (the charger just unplugs!) which is definitely a plus. The recharge time generally took a max of two hours for me going from empty (the Series Pro 7 pulses red while charging and turns to solid green when fully charged).
Overall, I was quite impressed with the Series Pro 7’s combination of innovative features, modular design, and solid vapor production while using the loose leaf cart with potent bud. Although I enjoyed the loose leaf cartridge, I did find the performance with cannabis e-liquids to be lacking, and we’re still a ways off from the wax cart from shipping, so if you’re looking to vape concentrates right now that may be a bit of deal breaker for the time being. Despite only using it for a few days (and thus still need to test reliability further), I found that so far the Series Pro 7 has been proving to be a great portable vaporizer if you’re planning on using it for loose leaf, especially given its price.