Utillian 421 Review
The Utillian brand of portable vaporizers has released some highly popular devices, and maybe the most popular was their 420 model. An updated sibling version of the 420 has recently been made available, the 421. The 421 dry herb portable vaporizer comes with some similar features that users loved, such as a glass mouthpiece for smooth, tasty rips, a digital display, and a ceramic heating chamber for easy maintenance. There are some interesting differences on the 421 that we didn’t see on the 420. Do the upgrades on the 421 perform better than its sibling? Read on and judge for yourself.
Heating, Aesthetics & Discreetness
The Utillian 421 uses conduction heating and heats up in about a minute. Of course, there are devices out there that heat up faster than that, but for what it is; the 421 will be ready for use relatively quickly. The 421 is very discreet, and is compact enough that you to get a tasty vape rip in a manner that won’t draw too much attention. The unit fits nicely in your palm and in any pocket. Its look and feel is similar to a small flask. The design and the glass mouthpiece resemble a lot of e-cig mods, which adds another layer of discreetness. The 421 looks sleek as well, which an attractive black anodized aluminum finish.
What’s Included With the Utillian 421
Straight out of the box, the Utillian 421 obviously includes device itself. In addition, you also get a USB charging cable, extra screens, and a tool for packing your dry herbs. The tool is handy for making sure that you don’t spill any precious material and allows you to pack everything in the chamber well enough to ensure proper airflow. Your 421 will also include a useful shield that protects the glass mouthpiece from overheating. The 421 will also be protected by a direct warranty of 1 year.
How the Utillian 421 Works/ Ease of Use
Using the 421 is about as easy as they come. There is only one button on the device, and to turn it on or off, you simply press the button 5 times and wait a minute for it to heat up and be ready. The unit has 6 preset settings ranging from 180°C/356°F -190°C/374°F – 200°C/392°F – 210°C/410°F – 220°C/428°F – 230°C/446°F, which cover a pretty wide range of temperatures. For what it’s worth, the 420 from Utillian offers a good amount of choices in the temperature flexibility department. To switch temperatures, just hold down the button and let it do its thing. The digital display on the unit is bright and easily visible and simple to understand. You’d be hard pressed to find a device that is simpler to use than the 421 – no frills, no fancy bells and whistles, just a straightforward unit with solid performance.
Vapor Quality of the Utillian 421
The combination of a glass mouthpiece, a ceramic chamber and a new airflow valve means that the 421 produces similarly decent vapor quality that the 420 did. The airflow valve on the 421 does make a noticeable difference in the amount of vapor you will produce with the device, but the taste, flavor and smoothness of the 421 is basically the same as its predecessor. The Utillian 421 has a 2300mah battery that will last you about an hour of continuous use.
Cleaning & Maintenance of the Utillian 421
Similar to its predecessor, the ceramic chamber of the 421 is easily cleaned and maintained. We recommend giving the device a thorough clean after every charge or two. This will ensure you remove any lasting debris and deliver high quality rips.
The Utillian 420 VS The Utillian 421 Comparison
And now, the part you’ve all been waiting for… What are the differences between the Utillian 420 and the Utillian 421? For starters, the 421 has a new airflow valve at the bottom instead of the storage compartment, like we previously mentioned, and also has 6 preset temperatures instead of 4 like on the 420. The 420 comes with a boost feature that increases each of the 4 temp settings by 5 degrees, so technically the 420 does have more temperatures overall. But the 6 presets on the 421 offer a wide array of temperatures that don’t disappoint. As we’ve said, both the 420 and the 421 have a glass mouthpiece and a ceramic chamber that deliver fairly high quality vapor.
- The Utillian 421 has a ceramic chamber for easy cleaning and maintenance, which also means fairly even heating and solid vapor production
- Glass mouthpiece means vapor rips that are pretty tasty and flavor rich
- New airflow valve at the bottom of the Utillian 421 delivers smooth draws and some decent sized clouds
- 6 temp settings with a wide array gives you some flexibility
- Bright, vibrant digital display that is easy to read and understand
- The value that you get at this price point is impressive and you can’t really beat it
- Protected by a direct 1 year warranty
- The Utillian 421 is only compatible with dry herbs, no waxes or oils
- The device has 6 preset temperatures, which should be plenty for newbies, but might be viewed as a bit limiting for experienced vape users. Would’ve been nice to see a precise digital temperature control.
The Utillian 421 is a well-built, easy to use, durable, discreet and attractive portable vaporizer that delivers solid vapor production and quality. It is a great choice for any newcomer to the world of vaporizers, and experience vape users could most certainly do worse if searching for a second device. If you’re looking to leave combustion behind in favor of vaporization, but don’t want to break the bank in the process, the Utillian 421 might just be the device for you.
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