Today we examine the popular Utillian 420 vaporizer designed for dry herbs that you can get for a very competitive price. Many people believe that the Utillian brand is one of the best new vaporizer companies that brings high performance devices to market at the most competitive prices. The Utillian 721 is the big brother to the Utillian 420 and it has been compared to the industries top convection vaporizers such as the Mighty and Crafty which are two of the top devices in the Expensive Vaporizer category. In this article we will take a look at the performance and build quality of the Utillian 420 vaporizer and give our opinion on whether we thing its a good deal or not.
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Utillian 420 is Simple - How It Works
To start as with any portable vaporizer you should fully charge your device and also run it through on the highest heat setting with no material in it just to give it a quick clean. To load the Utillian 420 vaporizer you unscrew the glass mouthpiece which will allow you access to the oven heating chamber. You can use a grinder to grind up some loose leaf material and place it into the chamber. The best amount to put into the Utillian 420 is enough to make it still a bit loose and not to tight - a medium packing works best.
Turning the Utillian 420 On
When you have all the above done you will be ready to start vaporizing your material. If youhaven't figured this part out already in order to turn the Utillian 420 vaporizer on you press the power button on the side of the device 5 times in a row (you do the same to power it off). When the device turns on you will see the remaining battery life displayed on the screen at the top, it will also show you the current temperature that the vaporizer is set to. By default the temperature will be set as the last temperature you used it on going forward.
Changing the Temperature on the Utillian 420
There is only 1 button on the Utillian vaporizer and it is used to turn the device on as well as switch through the 4 pre set temperature options. To change temperature you just hold down on the button for about 3 seconds. Personally I think an up and down arrow would have been more user friendly and faster, but with more buttons comes more moving parts and the more likely a device will wear down or break faster.
How's The Vapor Quality of the Utillian 420
To be honest the low price of this vaporizer would make you think that the vapor production would be not all that impressive. If you also thought this than you would also be incorrect. The Utillian 420 is one of the best vapor flavor producing vaporizers under $100 that we have tested.
The Utillian 420 impressed with its ability to extract and deliver strong flavor on the lowest 3 temperatures. The lower temperatures are perfect for extracting flavor while ensuring that none of your material combusts.The combination of these low temperatures and the glass mouthpiece makes for an enjoyable smooth vapor.
Most of the vaporizers that we have reviewed in the past in the vaporizers under $100 category get a little bit harsh and hard to hit on the high temperatures. The Utillian 420 was actually pretty goo and not delivering vapor to hot. The glass mouthpiece might be making a bigger difference in comparison to the ceramic or steel mouthpieces that some devices use.
Affordable Vaporizer + Strong Build Quality
The Utillian 420 is priced under $100 and yet it still has been built to the same standards as some of the industries most expensive devices. The 420 is housed in a anodized aluminum casing which makes it quite durable. The mouthpiece as we have touched on is glass which is perhaps that best material that you would want to have as a mouthpiece. Before holding the Utillian a feeling the weight and knowing that it was housed in aluminum I thought it might be some sort of plastic casing. The build quality of this unit is above average for vaporizers in general, and well above average for similarly priced vaporizers.
Utillian managed to keep the overall cost and purchase price of this model very low while including a screen that helps you keep track of battery life and visually see the current temperature. An LED screen in a vaporizer that costs just $89 is a nice touch.
Battery Life + Portability
Dry herb vaporizers have a disadvantage when compared to concentrate vaporizers in terms of battery life and portability. A dry herb vaporizer needs the oven to heat up and stay hot for a longer period of time. Typically for cheap dry herb vaporizers this means that you will not get many sessions and the longer your session the fewer you will get. Some cheap vaporizer will only allow you to get around 2 or 3 sessions or 20 to 40 minutes of vaping time. The Utillian 420 was able to easily deliver an hour of actual vaping time which at 6 minutes a session would give you 10 sessions.
For many users this amount of time will be enough to get you through a day and overnight you will have it charge for the day that follows. For some vape users one hour may not be enough. The Utillian uses a micro USB chord which gives you more options than a standard wall plug so that you can find more opportunities throughout your day to give it a recharge if need be.
The Utillian 420 is a pretty compact little unit that is only 11 cm high, 5 cm wide, and 2 cm in depth. These dimensions are actually pretty hard to believe since they are so small and the device pack quite a bit into its small design. The Utillian 420 is the smallest in the line of Utillian devices the second largest being the Utillian 621 and the largest being the dry herb convection vaporizer the Utillian 721.
Overall Review Thoughts of the Utillian 420
The compact mini dry herb vaporizer 'Utillian 420' is one that I almost overlooked and shrugged off as a cheap vaporizer. I would have been wrong to do this and am glad that I took the time to dig more into this little vaporizer. Utillian is on the right track and is bringing to market well made low priced vaporizers. The vaporizer industry has had a few big names for a very long time that have charged an arm and a leg to get a hold of one. The competition that has been created in the past few years seems to have driven down prices while making build quality and vapor quality more important.
The Utillian 420 vaporizer is one of the best options in the under $100 category for dry herb vaporizers in my opinion. The 4 heat settings, the small size, strong build quality, LED screen, and glass mouthpiece make this a solid vape to buy. If you are looking for a bit more of a powerful unit that uses convection heating instead of conduction you may want to consider looking into the Utillian 721 vaporizer here. If you want to learn more or buy the Utillian 420 you can visit one of the links below depending on your area.
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