This is the E-Nano vaporizer from Epic Vape. What’s special about this one is its incredible efficiency, pure flavor, and potent effects.
Hand Crafted in the USA
So this can be considered a “log style” vape because of the cylindrical shape and the fact that the outer enclosure is made of wood. The E-Nano also happens to be the smallest desktop vaporizer I’ve reviewed at less than 4″ tall, and the footprint is only 2″.
It’s a very well made piece (made in USA) with just two main components: the wood body and the glass stem. Now this company doesn’t mess around, they’re pretty serious about their vape and what it’s made of. This vape is crafted from a solid piece of hardwood, no cheap laminates here, and they use a natural shellac finish, no lacquers or paints.
They have a variety of hardwood types you can choose from – everything from standard Maple, Cherry and Walnut to some really cool looking exotic woods (the one I have is the Walnut model).
Inside the wood shell is where the ceramic heating element is housed. The whole inner part of the vape is lined in
stainless steel aluminum which also surrounds the ceramic heating rod that sticks up from the bottom.
The base unit is really just the part that generates the heat, you still need a mouthpiece and somewhere to put your herb. That’s where the glass stem comes in to play – one end has a stainless steel screen where you pack your material and the other end is where you draw from.
Visible Vapor from a Crumb
It’s really designed for use with small amounts of material at a time, I’m talkin tiny. The manufacturer recommends starting out with 0.025g (yes that extra zero is correct). This is an extremely tiny amount of herb, almost too little to get any effects from but if you just want something light it’ll definitely do the job.
You will actually get visible vapor with that little speckle of herb, it’s pretty amazing – VERY few herbal vaporizers work well with such a tiny amount packed.
Through my testing I’ve found that I kinda prefer to load somewhere around 0.05g of herb at a time, this helps it produce more vapor and you can get more draws out of it before it’s spent. Even if you want to put more in there it really works best with a max of just about 0.1g.
This is definitely one of, if not the most efficient herbal vaporizer I’ve reviewed. BUT, most users including myself will not get the full desired results from one packing, so for what I would consider a “full” session you’ll have to re-pack a couple of times.
The overall quality of the vapor is top shelf as long as you don’t overheat your herb. If you find that your material is getting too dark it might mean the screen is too close, try pushing it down the stem a tiny bit. It could also mean the temperature is too high, but if you’re set at 8 or below you shouldn’t have any issues.
Speaking of heat settings, the E-Nano has a rotary temperature dial in line with the power cord, a few feet down from the plug that goes into the back of the vape. The dial shows a scale of 0 to 11, but it really maxes out at 10 (on purpose apparently).
I’d say right around 7 on the dial is a good place to start, and then you can adjust up or down from there depending on how intense you want the vapor to be.
I’ve found myself staying between 6 and 8 on the dial and rarely (if ever) venturing outside of that range. Below 6 and the vapor is very very light, and above 8 you run the risk of combusting your stuff. Ultimately the temp to vape at is really personal preference, so after a few sessions with it you should have a real good feel of how much heat you like.
You also don’t need to take a long draw with this unit to get a good amount of vapor, this is something I really like. It starts producing vapor right away from the first second of your pull and after just a few seconds of drawing you should have a lung-full. I’d say you can pull for as little as 3 seconds and as long as 10 seconds to get the best performance.
Besides being ridiculously efficient the other big advantage this vape has is its vapor quality. The flavor of your vapor, especially at the beginning of your session, will be very pure and clean, all you’ll taste is your material.
At lower temperatures and with shorter draws it’s tough to beat the vapor the E-Nano produces. It’s still above average at the higher temps it’s just a little harder to keep it perfect and consistent, the line is kinda fine between thoroughly vaporizing your herb and starting to combust it, so you need to experiment a little to perfect your technique.
When you hit it just right you’ll definitely be impressed with how it tastes, and you’ll probably be surprised with the potency too. I’d consider the vapor to feel very smooth up until you reach the higher temps around 8, then it could get a tad scratchy feeling.
Cleaning is a Breeze
EpicVape gives you the glass stems inside of a fitted plastic holder. When the screen gets clogged or the glass gets dirty you simply put the stem in the plastic holder with a little bit of iso alcohol, then you shake it for a minute.
Then just dump out the alcohol and rinse the pieces with water and you’re good to go. No mess, no fuss, I’m diggin it. The glass comes perfectly clean and I’d say the screen gets 95% clean. A tiny bit of residue might get stuck around the edges but it shouldn’t affect performance at all, and if it’s bad you can always remove the screen and clean it in iso separately.
Everybody should really have one of these. It’s only around $200, and even if you have a better, more expensive vape already you’ll definitely enjoy the efficiency and unique experience from this one, I know I do.
This vape is very easy to use so it’s great for beginners, and it’s so well-made and high-performing that veteran vapers will love it too. EpicVape gives you a 3-year warranty with it, which is real solid and covers any defects outside of normal wear and tear.