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Thomas Jefferson, a spokesperson of democracy and the third US president once said “Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.” What he didn’t mention is that smoking herbal substances like marijuana or tobacco also cheers your spirit. However, not every toke will cheer your spirit up; it has to be with the right pipe. A regular bong might stimulate your spirit, but none deliver a soothing vapor like the Hydrology9.
You may have used and still use a certain vaporizer. However, it’s time you get to know a new and classier vaporizer, the Hydrology9. Hydrology9 is the first portable liquid filtration vaporizer. It’s about the size of a 8.4oz RedBull can and has a stylish look thanks to merging of aluminum and glass, a unique design I haven’t seen thus far.
You may wonder why a bong-like shape? How does it help? The Hydrology9 uses the bong concept so that the water calms down the smoke at it passes through it. This makes smoking much smoother as the water cools the smoke as well as filters it to a certain extent, delivering quite a high-class hit. Hydrology9 really cools down and moisturizes the otherwise typically dry hot vapor.
1. Mouthpiece inbuilt valve prevents leaking
When I first got a hold of the Hydrology9, I doubted if it could still be portable even after filling it with water. I didn’t know how rich Hydrology9 was in terms of features. The Hydrology9 has a mouthpiece with a built-in valve which prevents it from ever leaking after filling it with water. The moment you fix its magnetic mouthpiece cover, it seals any possible space for leaking. I had to play around with it after filling it with water to appease my spirit that it truly doesn’t leak and no single drop came off its top after shaking and racing with it.
2. Vaporizer works excellent
To use the Hydrology9 begin with removing the mouthpiece, add water in to about three-quarters full, then screw back the mouthpiece. Go to the bottom, remove the bottom compartment and you will find a place for inserting the herb. The bowl may look small but it’s not shallow, making it big enough for a portable vape. The bowl is usually 0.7×0.4 inches and has an built-in stirrer. Once you have placed the herb and closed the bottom compartment, you don’t need to keep opening to stir the herb as the heating begins the moment you close the bottom and the stirrer does the rest.
3. Easy to use, takes a bit long to heat up
The Hydrology9 is quite easy to use. To start it, press the Hydrology9 button three times in a row. Press the button again to scroll the temperature settings as shown by different colors lighting up the water compartment. The moment you pick the temperature, it will gradually heat up and soon turn green to signal that it’s ready. To confirm it’s ready, put your lips inside the mouthpiece and breathe in. A fizzling sound will greet you to ultimately confirm its readiness. As you breathe out, the vapor releases such a soothing feeling down your lungs or throat which glues you to more of it. The drawback is that although it’s easy to use, I realize that it takes nearly a minute to heat up. This compared to other vaporizers is too slow.
4. Portable gadget? Not very much
The Hydrology9’s size makes it hard to fit in a normal pocket so I wouldn’t call it portable per se. I tried carrying the product but it ended up looking “out of place”. Most people would prefer an item that is easy to carry in your normal jeans pocket. The moment you require an additional purse or backpack for a vaporizer, it begins to look less favorable. If you buy a purse for it, you will certainly feel like walking with a load on your hand. Cleaning and maintaining the cloud is a little more tedious than other vape products. Nonetheless, still quite good.
5. High temperatures to vaporize more
Herbs vaporize more with higher temperatures. A good number of people go for hotter vape for maximum vapor. The Hydrology9 has five temperature settings represented by blue (392F/200C), light green (410F/210C), orange (428F/220C), purple (446F/230C) and red (464F/240C). These are very high temperature settings. So for 392F/200C to be the lowest setting is still quite high if your preferences are lower. I have seen another vaporizer with a lowest setting of 160C.
The Hydrology9 is quite bigger than most other vaporizers out there which makes it less appealing, however it is one of the smoothest vaporizers I’ve tried with many temperature settings. The in-built stirrer is one of its coolest features. It is very smooth and gives the vape a very rich and tasteful flavor. Clodious9, the company behind it, sells the Hydrology9 for $250 amidst several competitors. The engineering behind its design (with the inclusion of the different lighting components) makes me feel like I’m in a movie in outer space or maybe I am…