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A great dry herb vape was once hard to come by— now there are almost too many options. But choices are a good thing, provided you know what you want from the device and find one that can deliver. That’s where I come in.

I’ve been testing out dry herb vapes for about a decade, which gives me keen insight into what makes each iteration worth a drag. This time, I’m reviewing the Lobo by Planet of the Vapes (POTV) on the recommendation from the VaporEnts community on Reddit.

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POTV Lobo Basics

The Lobo reminds me a lot of the Healthy Rips Rogue, also recommended by the vape-centric sub-Reddit. The Rogue is a bit heavier and the screen face is at an angle, while the Lobo lies flat against the mouthpiece. Both have an identical glass mouthpiece threaded through a magnetic slide that pulls up to reveal the chamber. That piece that slides off is one of the main differences between the two bodies.

This device charges in about 100 minutes. Those who are impatient can watch the process on the screen as the battery slowly fills. The battery lasts about 10 sessions and can be easily replaced if it wears down. Most dry herb vapes have a battery encased within the body. The Lobo features an easy-to-open battery chamber for simple switch-outs.

When it comes to functionality, the Lobo is easy to maneuver. After running an empty chamber cycle to burn off any factory gunk, I packed some ground Cherry Mazar into the oven and tamped it as POTV recommends. This piece comes with chamber capsules that are stainless steel and built to fit flush in the Lobo oven. These can be pre-filled for easy on-the-go vaping, they are also said to make the piece stay cleaner for longer.

Click the large silicone button on the side of the piece three times to activate it and set the temperature between 320 and 430°F. I opted for 360°F because I value vapor, but turn it down ten or so degrees for a more flavorful hit that might have less visible vapor.

My experience hitting the Lobo vape

The piece heats up quickly, vibrating once it’s reached the right temperature. The timer starts counting down the sesh as soon as the temps rise, sizzling the flower as it does. I took small, quick draws of flavorful vapor during the preset four-minute sesh, getting nice and lifted.

The vape pulls nicely with the stock mouthpiece, so I tried the bubbler mouthpiece attachment next. It provided a smoother hit overall. I was concerned about plugging a water-filled bubbler piece into an electrical device. Nothing bad happened, though.

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I tried one more mod with my POTV Lobo: the glass pipe adapter. As a bong girlie, this was the modification I’ve been most itching to try in my dry herb vape reviews.

First off, I recommend a squeaky clean bong. Thick flower smoke masks that taste, but any resin or remnants muddle the vapor flavor when using a glass pipe adapter. Aside from that, I was pleasantly surprised by how full my Yew Yew Mini Bong got from a slight pull from my Lobo.

Anyone who likes a high-performance, low-maintenance portable dry herb vape will like this device. The Lobo rips and gets me ripped (along with the help of quality Washington weed).

Cara Wietstock is senior content producer of GreenState.com and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.