Dr. Dabber Boost Evo – The future of dabs has arrived.
Between the Puffco Peak Pro, the new Source Orb Versa and the Dr. Dabber Boost Evo, 2020 has been a big year for portable e-rigs. An ultra-futuristic design and some very impressive features, we’ll go over everything here in our Dr. Dabber Boost Evo review.
How easy is it to use?
E-rigs have become fairly intuitive lately by incorporating a handful of features which make operation easier. The Boost Evo in particular is fairly straightforward and with a little practice it becomes a very simple task.
Thanks to the temperature control on the device you’re able to reach and maintain a given setting. This is a big evolution over devices of the past which provide a constant power which increases in temperature over time.
In terms of how to use the Dr. Dabber Boost Evo, a simple few clicks of the main button will power it on. You’ll want to load a ~ rice grain sized amount of wax onto the atomizer before starting up the heat cycle. From there it’ll take around a dozen seconds to get up to speed and then it’s ready to go.
How long does the battery last?
We’ve gotten aprox. 50 good hits off of it from a single charge, or roughly 10 sessions. This isn’t bad by any means, but not anything special in our eyes. However, the Boost Evo does make up for it.
By using USB-C charging it’ll top up the battery in 1-2 hrs (depending on the power you provide it). With that too, the Boost Evo has pass-through charging which will allow you to charge it while in use. That’ll be a big savior when you’re doing long group sessions and the battery runs flat.
Bowl Size & Heating System
Ode to quartz! They got it right with the material choice here as quartz offers about the best flavor retention and thermal properties for dab rigs. You can use small amounts and fairly large globs inside the Boost Evo with great success.
To ease the struggles of loading wax into the Dr. Dabber Boost Evo, we’d recommend pulsing the power button a couple times to slightly warm up the atomizer – that way your wax will melt into the chamber with ease as opposed to sticking to your tool and the sides with irritating persistence.
How’s the Vapor Quality?
Straight from quartz and right to glass, as Dr. Dabber advertises. What can we say though – we’re glad they did this! This will give the utmost pure and clean flavor as you don’t deal with silicone, rubber, metal, or other additives in the vapor path. As a result the flavor is, well, pure and clean!
Depending on the quality of your concentrates and the temperature chosen, you’ll get a different experience. The low temperatures do a fine job at offering you a fresh and bright terpene profile while the higher settings chuck out heavy clouds at the expense of taste. The percolation cools a good amount without killing flavor either.
Either way, we reckon you’ll be well satisfied with the vapor quality here and we’ve got nothing to complain about.
How Portable and Discreet is it?
Evidently it’s a fairly portable unit, especially in conjunction with the tough and reliable carrying case. However, we struggle to find too many situations where you’ll want to bring such a nice bit of kit around.
We can definitely see if being something you could bring to the park or to a friend’s house, but general use in public or when out and about is cumbersome as most e-rigs are.
It’s a really futuristic looking unit and sure to gather attention, so if you’re after a discreet portable e-rig, we’d recommend looking into the G Pen Roam!
Manufacturer reputation and dependability
Dr. Dabber has been around for a while now and overall their units have held up fairly well. Though there have been a couple hiccups in the past, the majority of their units work well throughout time and the build quality is also up there.
The Boost Evo clealry has some clever engineering going on and you get what you pay for in terms of quality. Personally, we found the bubbler on the Boost Evo to be our favorite out of all the e-rigs out there.
Who is this vaporizer for
The dab enthusiast who enjoys tech and a high-end experience. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran of the canna scene, the Boost Evo will do all that you need it to!
Compared to the PuffCo Peak Pro it’s a tough battle. The Peak has some real neat features up its sleeve but falls short in other aspects. The Boost Evo vs Peak Pro is like Android vs iPhone to us – you make sacrifices either way.
The Source Orb Versa vs Boost Evo is a great competitor to stack it up against, and the Versa and is designed more for heavy hitters. It has a bigger battery life, bigger bubbler, and bigger power potential. Not to mention a larger size – the Boost Evo is better for frequent portability while the Orb Versa is certainly better for at-home use.
Lastly, the Boost Evo vs G Pen Roam is another comparison worth mentioning. If you’re interested in both of these units, then we’d like to say that they’re quite different. The G Pen Roam is unbeatable for portability and stealth, but won’t match the standalone performance of the Boost Evo, especially for long group sessions.
We’re fond of the Dr. Dabber Boost Evo to say the least. The bubbler and modular nature of the unit are big wins for us, as well as the temperature control stability and general function of the unit.
The battery life isn’t quite anything special but that’s offset by USB-C pass-through charging. The preset temperature settings are more than satisfactory and we can’t find much to complain with on this device. The modular and easily disassembled nature of the unit is a big win in our books too!
If you’ve got any questions at all regarding the Dr. Dabber Boost Evo review or any other units, please let us know down below or on our social media channels! Until next time and thanks for reading!
Tips for best performance
- Pre-heat the atomizer to allow wax to melt into the chamber easily
- Low temperatures for tasty and light clouds, high temps for heavy hits.
- Clean the atomizer after every couple of sessions with iso
- Fill the water slightly above the fill line.