Pinnacle Pro by VaporBlunt Review: B+
The Pinnacle Pro by Vaporblunt is a nice portable that is able to vaporize both herbs and concentrates. It's heating chamber is very well designed and uses a combination of conduction and convection heating. I really like it a lot.
Bullet loading system is great
The PnP has a unique method of loading your material. There are 2 different "bullets." One has a vented mesh bottom (for herbs), while the other has a solid bottom (for concentrates). I really like this method because it makes cleanup easy.
Easy to use
Once you have loaded your bullet, put the mouthpiece back on. The PnP has a one-button operation. Press the button for 1-second to turn. Click the button to your desired temperature setting. I use level 1 and level 2 for herbs. The light will blink to tell you it is heating. Once the light turns solid, you are good to go.
Vapor quality is good, thanks to its excellent heating system
Right on my first try, it was really easy to get THICK clouds of vapor. The design of the heating chamber is very good. Herbs cook evenly and IMO stirring is not necessary at all. Also, you don't need to pack your herbs densely or all the way to the top. I tried big loads and small loads, and both cooked evenly and with good results.
Similar to the Arizer Solo, the heating chamber of the PInnacle Pro works by both conduction and convection. There is no draw resistance when taking a puff.
However, vapor can get hot
One thing I noticed about the PnP is that the vapor can get hot, since the mouthpiece is so close to the heating chamber and the vapor path is so short. This is the primary drawback of the PnP.
There are 5 temperature settings. Note that the hottest temperature settings exceed 451F, the combustion point for herbs---those temperatures are meant for use with concentrates only.
I can usually get thru about 5 or 6 "bullets" before the battery runs out. IMO, that is pretty good for a pocket sized vaporizer.
- Herb cooks very evenly.
- There is no draw resistance when taking a puff.
- Very stealthy, pocket-sized, and easy to use.
- Easy to get thick clouds of vapor.
- Works with both herbs and concentrates.
- The "bullet" loading system is very nice. It makes both loading and cleanup really easy.
- Optional hydrotube can be added to cool down the vapors.
- Designed and assembled in the USA.
- The vapor can get hot, since the heating chamber is so close to the mouth.
- The temperature settings seem to run higher than expected. Even on the lowest setting, I was recording temperatures between 375F and 393F on my FLIR thermal camera.
- Build quality feels like cheap molded plastic. Fit and finish should be better at this price.
- The mouthpiece doesn't fit that tightly. It feels wiggly and may come off in your pocket or purse.
Conclusion: I really like the Pinnacle Pro by Vaporblunt. Their heating chamber design cooks the herb very evenly and requires no effort to create thick vapor clouds. It is also very pocket-sized and stealthy design, rivaling the Pax. The PnP is also one of the few vaporizers that works with both herb and concentrates.
My only complaint is that the vapor can sometimes get too hot. Also, I think the temperature settings overall run hotter than advertised.
The Pinnacle Pro has great promise. If Vaporblunt can iron out the kinks, this has great potential.
Reviewed by: JW on March 28, 2014
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