This is my review of the Haze Square vaporizer for dry herb and concentrates. Check out my full review video above for all the details and some demo draws.
Its most unique feature is its four chambers and the ability to switch between them on-the-fly. It may seem like a gimmicky thing to have four ovens but it’s not, the performance is there to back it up and it’s actually very convenient.
You can pre-load all of the chambers and be good to go for your next 4 sessions, and you can mix it up between herb and concentrates if you want to.
There aren’t many things I don’t like about this one so if you’re intrigued please read on…
Nice Improvements From V3
Putting the physical differences aside for a second, the first thing I noticed when I vaped the Square was the great vapor quality.
This is a full convection vaporizer and the new coil heating element performs like a champ, it really is a nice level up from the convection mode of the V3 model.
The other glaring difference with the new model is the existence of four chambers instead of two like the older models. The chambers are also larger now to hold more herb and/or a larger concentrate pad.
Speaking of, you can vape both materials in the Square just like you can in the V3. With dry herb you load it right inside the stainless steel chambers, and with wax you put a tiny bit of it on the top of the concentrate pad they include and then you place that inside the chamber. They also give you little silicone caps for the chambers if you prefer to use them.
The Convenience of Four Chambers
I’m usually a reviewer who puts the most emphasis on performance, but I actually do also enjoy this unique concept of the four chambers.
When I leave home with my portable vapes I’m usually bringing extra chambers or extra herb with me to reload them, so it’s pretty cool to be able to just take this one out and vape 4 times without messing with loose herb.
You can mix up which chambers are holding what material, and each oven is labeled on the outside edge with 1 to 4 dots so that you can remember.
To switch ovens all you do is rotate the two halves of the vape like a rubix cube, it’ll turn without too much force and then click into place when you let it go. You can do this on-the-fly when you’re vaping as well as when the unit is off.
Smooth, Potent, Tasty Vapor
The vapor quality from the Square is actually very good, and it’s impressive for it being a sub-$200 vape.
Full-convection heating does generally lead to great tasting vapor, but sometimes the materials the vapes are made of can get in the way of the flavor.
That’s not really the case with this one which I was very happy to see, it’s made from high quality materials that are inert and don’t give off any taste or odor.
The chambers are made of stainless steel, as is most of the vapor path, and the mouthpiece is ceramic. This vape uses safe silicone (like most vapes do) to create an air-tight seal when you close it up, and the vapor may touch a very tiny piece of it but I haven’t noticed it affecting flavor at all.
Another thing I’m happy about is the smoothness or comfort level of the vapor it produces. With some units the vapor can feel a little hot or harsh, especially hot-air convection vapes, but the Square does a good job of keeping it comfortable and smooth.
I’m happy with the strength or potency of the vapor too, you will generally start to feel it within just a few draws, another characteristic of a good quality convection vape.
Good Battery Life & Fast Charging
The Square is the first vaporizer I’ve reviewed that has a USB-C charging port, which is an upgrade from the standard micro-USB connection almost every other vape utilizes.
This allows the battery to charge up faster – I’m able to fully charge a dead battery to max capacity in ~40 minutes.
The capacity of the internal battery is pretty average and in my testing I was able to get 37 draws from a full charge, all at high heat levels which use a lot of power. This is enough to vape all four chambers if you load them all, I’m actually averaging 5 chambers per charge.
Even if you’re not interested in the quad chambers I still think this vape is worth it based on the performance alone.
It’s not expensive, it’s easy to use, performs well, and it has a lot of cool features. I’m impressed with what they were able to do at this price point.
Review video transcription:
So the Square has some pretty interesting things about it. One of them being that it has four chambers, and you can switch between the four chambers by twisting the unit like a Rubik’s cube.
It’s pretty cool to open. It’s got this little knob, latch thing in the back which you push, and then you turn the unit until the pieces come apart. You got the business inside the vape here. (see video) This is the heating element or coil. It heats up in there and heats up the air you pull, the hot air, through one of these stainless steel chambers, the little tiny holes in the bottom.
To get to the chambers to fill them, one side of the Square is going to have like a notch where it obviously comes apart. So just slowly pull it apart because it’s held together just by friction. Right now you have your four herb chambers and your lid.
Here is the actual vapor path.The vapor goes in one of these lids, and then travels through here out one of these holes to the mouthpiece. So these are the chambers and they come out.
I’m going to call the capacity of it about a quarter of a gram of dry herb because you don’t want to pack it too tight with convection. If you pack it to the top kind of loosely, 0.25g is what you should be able to fit in there.
It comes with two of these liquid pads to use concentrates, and then there’s these chambers over here, which also have the silicone lid for the concentrates, if you use it with the pad. (see video) You can choose whether or not you want to put the lid on top to keep the pad in place.
What you can also do with the pad (like some other vapes), if you don’t want to load a full chamber of 0.2g, let’s say you just want to put in 0.1g, you can do that. Just spread it evenly across the bottom, and then just lay this pad on top as like a spacer, or something that’s going to keep your herb even along the bottom so that the heat gets it evenly.
I’m starting it (I believe), on the lowest setting or the second to lowest settings, so 400 or 410. It’s an on demand heating vape, so you push the front button three times to get it into standby mode, turn it on, and then when you want to heat it up and take a draw, you press the button down.
The blue light is going to blink while the coil is heating up inside. Then once it’s heated up enough and it’s ready for you to start drawing, the lights turn green and the vape vibrates to let you know. So you start to draw about 10 to 15 seconds and repeat, but you stop the heat after each draw. Vapor production is going to be good, sometimes you know depending on how you pack it and what strain is in there and stuff, you’ll get more vapor like on the first draw or sometimes you’ll have to just bump it up 10 degrees to get all the vapor out of it. So just play around with the settings and you your draw speed, but it’s actually a pretty easy vape to get vapor from.
Now as far as like stirring or how even it vaporizes, I found that it does a pretty good job of vaping it almost totally evenly without having to stir. I would say a nice 75 percent even AVB.
Potency is very good, it’s above average and so is the vapor quality for the amount you put in there. From 0.2g the effects that you get are very good, you’re going to feel it, and you’re going to feel it pretty quick. Usually with convection vapes like this one, you can start to feel it quick if they’re good, and it’s good, so you do.
Now with concentrates the performance was also good. I didn’t put that much wax on it, but with the little amount I did put on there, I bumped it up to the max temp, took a few long draws and I got like three to five nice drops of vapor.
This has five heat settings, right on top of the vape it has a plus and a minus, and you can also customize them with the app they have. I have mine set on the high end, mine are actually set at 400, 410, 420, 430, and then 450 is the max for concentrates.
So now getting back to the vape and its physical properties.
The mouthpiece, it gets stored in the side on the corner of it, it’s pretty cool actually. It’s held in there by these silicone rings, and then it has a little tab that if you just push it, with your finger, the mouthpiece starts to pop up. The mouthpiece is ceramic and it’s quality, it’s inert and has no smell or taste.
To put it in you just push it in, it stays in there well, I haven’t had it come out. You can wiggle it a little but it doesn’t come out unless you really pull it out. Here you have your little vent where you can see the coil, and then then on the other side is the USB connection. (see video)
It recharges very quickly, 45 minutes or less. 45 minutes if it’s completely dead, less if it’s not, so very fast charging. Now as far as how long it lasts, as I said before, I use it pretty much exclusively, or at least through my testing I used it all on high heat settings, in the 400’s, that’s high, that uses a lot of power from the vape.
So I tracked that I got 37 draws from one charge before it died (all on the high heat settings). Then I charged it up and in 45 minutes it was ready to go again. So that’s pretty good, no complaints about that. The vape does have a good weight too, it’s got a good feel, it doesn’t feel cheap.
This is a sub 200 dollar vape, so it’s under 200 bucks, and the quality of the vape itself, the quality of the vapor, and the efficiency and strength, it’s all very good. All above-average.
The cleaning and maintenance isn’t too bad if you brush out the chambers and keep the stainless bowls pretty clean (which isn’t hard). You can clean them with ISO so they come out easily. Then you clean the top part with the screens which are on top, which is the part that’s going to get the dirtiest. So this is all pretty easily cleanable with some ISO, although I’m using an ISO wipe that has like a rough side on one side, and smooth on the other. So with the combination of the wipe and the q-tip thing to get in little creases you’re able to keep that part pretty good looking for a while.
To do a deep clean, where you completely take the vape apart and get all in the vapor path, I’ll show you that separately because you use a special tool to get it all back together.
If you have one of these older models like the V3 I think you will notice a difference. If you want to upgrade, this one will seem like an upgrade.
I think that that’s pretty much the important stuff you need to know about this one. The general summary is that it’s a very good vape for the price, and I rate it above average in pretty much every area. The most unique thing about it being the four chambers, which is pretty cool if you’re taking this out and about to have four chambers preloaded. That’s cool, but the fact that it also performs really well, and it’s not just a gimmick, that’s why it’s good, that’s why I like it. It’s got that performance to back it up. So if you have questions about it or comments, hit me up on the forum. I really appreciate you watchin as always, and Stay up!
Hey Bud, looking for some help. I’m getting a constant blinking / haptic response on the Haze Square Pro that’s rendering it unusuable. Any idea what this might be or how to fix it? Someone should put a class action lawsuit together against the owners of Haze, this is outrageous.
Welcome to America! When a company goes “out of business” it means they have discontinued operations and have no obligation to do anything other than their owners pay their taxes and die. The owners hide behind an LLC or sub-s corporate election and have ZERO liability. On the bright side, you live in a country which allows the sale of these machines to injest smoke through your lungs from substances that the same government considers so hazardous to your health without evidence.
Meanwhile a known toxin, alcohol, using deaths from cirrhosis, esophageal bleeds, pancretic and other cancers remains legal and the approved method of chieving an altered mental state.
No Virginia, that money is gone. The experience you describe indicates a discharged or faulty battery. plug it in for a while and try it while plugged in – this vaporizer supports vaape while charging. If the unit functions while USB-C powered, go buy a replacement battery while there are still a few out there.
I pre-ordered a Haze Square on June 10th, paying $320 for their best package. It was projected to ship June 20th. I finally received my vape on July 9th, but was missing many items from the package. After emailing Haze, they said they were short on inventory and they would send the items out as soon as possible. It is now August 27th and I’m still waiting.
*After less than a week of using my vape it broke and I sent it in to be fixed, which costs $35. I’m now waiting to hear back from their repair department.
I was excited by the good reviews for Haze, but it’s been a huge disappointment. I thought purchasing a more expensive vape would ensure quality product and customer service.
At this point I don’t want to deal with the company anymore, but you can only return the vape if you haven’t used it.
I’m very sorry to hear about this Audrey! May I ask what part of your vape broke? Please keep me posted and if you need more help you can send me a PM on the forum!
Very interesting, Thanks for the info
Hi Bud! Nice Review! :) Keep on!
Is there any discount code if we buy from Vaposhop.com ?
And what do you think about the efficiency? Does it give you good “high”? I am between Sticky Brick Jr and this. Can’t decide. And I consider myself as heavy user. Is it close to the Sticky Brick Jr?
I have owned a Haze 3 for sometime and like the unit and I disagree the chambers are too small – they hold about the same as Pax and Crafty that I also own and use. My biggest problem started when I tried to get mine serviced. I sent the unit back for cleaning and repairs and waited. The unit was received and nothing happened. When I inquired, Haze told me: “We should be able to ship this out late this week or Monday the latest.” That was on March 6th (the unit was sent back on February 13th). On March 20th they offered to exchange the Haze 3 for the Square when it came out, but I’d still have to wait. Again. Early this month (April, now the 14th), someone from Haze called to apologize for the delay and once again blamed everything on their supplier. I’m still l waiting as I write this.
I would suggest Haze get someone else to build their units; this problem with suppliers gives me pause and I will no longer recommend Haze products. Even with a 10 year warranty, what good is a warranty if it can’t be honored. I’ve had to send back a Crafty three times (not reliable at all) and my Pax, once and all those returns were handled quickly and efficiently and I never waited more than a week for any of them.
I am sorely disappointed in Haze.
Between my friends and I, we’ve owned four Haze 3s. They all suffered from the same flawed design which became problematic after 3 or 4 months of daily use. That is, they collect resin on the inside which starts to gum up the works and creates a sour taste. There’s no easy, efficient way to clean it. You can take the unit apart, but that voids the warranty, and you risk breaking or losing parts for temperature settings. We figured rather than chasing down warranty replacements, a better choice was purchasing something different.
This is precisely the reason why I chose the Vapcap. No electronics to fail and the whole thing is just so easy to keep clean. That being said, the Haze Square looks like its whole vapor path is easily cleaned, and it won’t need to be cleaned as often because there are 4 separate vapor paths.
My worry on VC is an inadvertent “wrong end” stuck in someone’s mouth :)
You are correct in being concerned. I passed a Dynavap after warning Bout this issue. I held the device vertically with the cap up, of course. When they took it from me by pinching in the center, they put the TOP Part and began to bring it go their lip.
The Dynavap is a lawsuit waiting to happen because there are no warnings engraved o the device nor is the vapcap anodized red at the end ‘snap’ disk. I must conclude that these factors are profit-driven. That is until the lawsuit!
My issue with the vapcap is that you need to suck your brains out for the least little vapor. They claim the problem is in my cap and they are sending a new one (after I threatened to send the entire unit back to the vendor who offers a 14 day satisfaction guarantee – something you will not see from the manufacturers).
I have the M model in black, the one that costs $75 everywhere.
I moded it. After viewing old videos of the VC using different models, I noticed that in machining this device they *USED* to take a few passes across the face with a grinding or cut-off wheel or some other technique, to create small grooves at the top of the spiral air paths.
I did this with a hand-held Dremmel.
I may do more.
They should do this.
You should do this if, like me, you suck and suck and say, “is this really worth all this trouble?”
Oh yeah, because it is! Pure vapor when the art is mastered.