For more than a decade, Planet of the Vapes (POTV) has distinguished itself as one of the top sources of high-quality vaporizers. Now, after two years of development, the brand new POTV Lobo vaporizer is hitting the market. If you are in search of the best daily driver vaporizer, the POTV Lobo may fit the bill.
What is the POTV Lobo Vaporizer?
The POTV Lobo vape is Planet of the Vapes’ first-ever portable dry herb vaporizer developed fully in-house. While POTV sells other high-quality vaporizers under their own name, this is their team’s first foray into actually designing one.
POTV’s Mike explains, “This isn’t a rebrand or a POTV TWO. It’s the very first vape that we’ve designed ourselves after two years of dedicated design work. We teamed up with product, mechanical, and electrical experts, as well as (most importantly) vape testers to bring the Lobo to life.”
Given POTV’s longstanding experience with vaporizers, your expectations for the Lobo are naturally going to be lofty. But is it the right vaporizer for you? In this post, we will go over this new vaporizer’s features and benefits so you can decide.
POTV Lobo Specifications
- Battery: Single 18650 Battery
- Height: 3.5 in / 8.89 cm (w/o glass attached)
4 in / 10.16 cm (w/ dimpled glass stem)
- Width: 2.125 in / 5.4 cm
- Weight: 5 oz / 150g (w/o glass)
5.5 oz / 156g (w/ dimpled glass stem)
- Temperature range: 320°F / 160°C to 430°F / 221°C
- Charging: USB-C
- 2-year warranty
- 100 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee (much longer than the 14-day satisfaction guarantee for most POTV products)
What You Get
Here is everything that is included when you purchase the POTV Lobo vaporizer:
- 1 x POTV Lobo vaporizer
- 1 x Dosing Capsule
- 1 x Loading Tool
- 1 x O-ring
- 3 x Screens
- 1 x Concentrate Pad (use with Lobo Dosing Capsule only)
- 1 x Cleaning Brush
- 1 x Dimpled Glass Stem
- 1 x Battery
- 1 x USB-C Charge Cable
- 1 x User Manual
POTV Lobo Vaporizer Features and Benefits
Here are the standout features that set the Planet of the Vapes Lobo Vaporizer apart from others.
- Fast and efficient: It only takes the dynamic hybrid convection and conduction heating technology 40 seconds to produce dense vapour. This is relatively fast, but not too fast. Not only is the Lobo efficient, but it is also impressively consistent, offering the same exceptional experience time and again.
- Versatile: You can set the temperature for the Lobo anywhere between 320 and 430 degrees Fahrenheit. While the default setting for the timer is 4 minutes, you can set it as low as 3 minutes or as high as 6 minutes. On top of that, whatever your draw speed, the Lobo will be able to match your pace.
- High capacity chamber: The titanium chamber has an impressive .25-gram capacity. You can pack a lot of herbs in, though you should not compress them too much so as not to disrupt your draw.
- Clean materials for a clean taste: These include a titanium bowl, a glass mouthpiece, a 316L stainless steel burner, a silicone-free airpath, and PEEK internals. The resulting experience is one that perfectly preserves the taste of your herbs and concentrates without introducing unwanted flavors.
- Easy to use: Even if you have no prior experience vaping, you shouldn’t hesitate to get the Lobo. It is ridiculously easy to use. You just put your herbs or concentrates in the chamber, connect the adapter and pick your settings. You can then start vaping.
- Long battery life: One of the best features of the Lobo is its powerful, long-lasting battery. For every charge, you can enjoy up to 10 sessions. Although the device comes with only one battery, if you purchase a second one, you can switch back and forth between them while you are charging. You also will be thrilled to hear that the Lobo supports USB-C charging.
- Low-maintenance: You should be spending your time vaping, not cleaning and maintaining your vaporizer. To minimize these chores, POTV has designed the Lobo to minimize messes as well. In fact, on a regular basis, all you really need to worry about cleaning is the dosing capsule and the glass piece. It only should take you a couple of minutes to clean both using simple supplies like a Q-tip and a bit of isopropyl alcohol.
- Longevity: Obviously, there is no way for me to offer feedback on this yet, since this is a brand-new product. But given the high quality of the materials and the overall design of the Lobo, I have every reason to believe that it will last through many years of vaping.
All of these fantastic features are packed into a unit that is small enough to carry anywhere you want to vape your herbs or concentrates. Planet of the Vapes has also managed to keep the price small as well: the Lobo costs just $159.95. That is about half as much as you will pay for a lot of competing products.
When you purchase the POTV Lobo, you can shop for compatible glass accessories from Planet of the Vapes such as a mini bubbler or water pipe adapter. These are well worth it if you want to expand the capabilities of your vaporizer, and easy to budget for since the Lobo itself is so cost-effective.
Does the POTV Lobo Vape Have Any Drawbacks?
It is hard to come up with any really prominent negatives for the Lobo, but here are a few things that could be better:
- The timer settings are a little confusing because as soon as you turn on the vaporizer, the timer begins. The heat-up time is included in that. So, you need to subtract it from the timer setting to know how long it is running at full heat.
- It can honestly be a little tricky to open the battery compartment door and close it again. Not only can it be stubborn, but I have dropped it more than once when I did finally manage to remove it. It just pops right off, and you have to catch it. To be fair, I feel like a lot of other portable devices also have poor battery door designs, so this is hardly a unique complaint—just something I hope that they will improve upon with future versions.
Compared with the long list of benefits, these drawbacks are pretty minor.
POTV has managed to set a low price for the Lobo without taking shortcuts or compromising design.
Where to Buy the POTV Lobo Vaporizer
Now you know what you can expect if you decide to get the POTV Lobo vaporizer. Anticipation for POTV’s first fully in-house vaporizer has been high, and it turns out that those expectations have been justified. The POTV Lobo is every bit the versatile, efficient, easy-to-use vaporizer we all hoped for.
At only $159.95, frankly, the Lobo is a steal.
If you are ready to get your own, click the link below to order directly from Planet of the Vapes.