XVape Vista Mini Review
The XVape Vista Mini is technically a desktop vaporizer that features a slick design and promises at-home quality dabs for a fraction of most dab rigs. However, it might be small enough to be portable! Is the Vista Mini from XVapes ushering in a new era of budget portable dab rigs? Keep reading our XVape Vista Mini vaporizer review for all of the tasty details.
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- Easy to Use Desktop Vaporizer
- Water Filtration
- Slick Design
- Detachable Mouthpiece
- Wireless Charging
How it Works and Ease of Use
Putting the Vista Mini desktop dab rig together out of the box is simple, and so is operating the device. To turn the Vista Mini on just press the button three times. Pressing the button twice lets you switch temperature settings.
The XVape Mini seems to have been designed with the new dab rig consumer in mind. It’s easy to assemble, load and operate. Keeping the XVape Mini clean is easy too, but more on that later.
There are three temperature settings on the XVape Vista Mini desktop vaporizer – 280°C, 350°C, and 400°C. White, green and red lights, respectively, indicate which of the three settings you’re currently on. This portable dab rig heats up in a fast 20 seconds or so. 350°C is the best setting in our opinion, but we would have liked to see maybe two more temperature options – like 325°C and 380°C.
The vapor quality on the first two settings is good. It’s nothing that will compete with a premium desktop vaporizer or even a portable dab rig like the Focus V Carta V2, but it is pretty good and flavorful. The highest setting does produce some harsh vapor, which can get to feel almost unbearable trying to take a big rip.
XVape Vista Mini Battery Life
The 2000mAh battery on the XVape Vista Mini portable dab rig is pretty solid. It’s not going to last you as long as other portable dab rigs, but it is pretty good nonetheless. You can expect to get about 50 rips off of this portable desktop vape before needing to recharge. It takes about 90 minutes or so to fully charge. While we would have liked to see the option for a swappable battery, the fact that you can wirelessly charge this portable dab rig made up for that a bit.
Aesthetics and Manufacturing Quality
The Vista Mini portable dab rig is the smaller sibling of the original Vista from Xvapes, which was a well-made device. The same is true for the Vista Mini, for the most part. The carb cap made from glass and the big chamber made from ceramic help add value to its build quality. The detachable glass mouthpiece doesn’t seem awkward, either.
The O-Rings fit well in place and help keep the unit pretty airtight. While the build quality isn’t bad, you can tell this portable dab rig is on the budget end of things – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
It’s pretty slick to look at as well, as the lights from the temperature settings change the color of the water – this is cool to look at after a nice session. The Puffco Peak features a much better build quality, albeit at a might higher price.
Portability and Discreetness
Without the mouthpiece, the Xvape Vista Mini is 5.5 inches tall and adds an inch with the mouthpiece. This makes the Vista Mini pretty portable, but you should be sure to protect this portable dab rig with a high-quality, wear-resistant carrying case like this one.
The relatively compact size of the Vista Mini portable dab rig would be good for a camping trip or to take on a leisurely hike, but be careful as the glass parts might break. Obviously, this portable dab rig features a long glass mouthpiece, so there is nothing discreet about that.
The XVape Vista Mini comes with a cap for the carb, a glass mouthpiece, a USB cable, a funnel, extra o-rings, a tool for dabbing, a keck clip, and the user’s manual. It also comes with a 1-year warranty.
How to Clean
Keeping the XVape Vista Mini clean is easy because it’s mostly glass parts. Just give the glass parts a good soak in isopropyl alcohol and take an alcohol-dipped cotton swab to the atomizer. Check out these handy pre-packaged vaporizer cleaning sticks from Tools420 if you are tired of dipping your cotton swabs in alcohol!
The XVape Vista Mini features wireless charging, a detachable glass mouthpiece, decent vapor quality, portability and it looks cool as well. However, the vapor quality, smoothness, and production are below average on this portable dab rig. The lack of temperature flexibility was a downfall of this portable dab rig.
If you are looking for a premium portable dab rig, check out either the Puffco Peak or the Focus V Carta V2. What is the best portable dab rig? Which one of these to premium portable dab rigs is the better of the two? Check out our Focus V Carta VS Puffo Peak comparison review!
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