The new Summit PLUS by Vapium is crafted for the rugged end of on-the-go use and a new peak in outdoor vaping. Designed to withstand extreme temperatures, it’s durable, powerful and easy to use, with innovative technology, high-quality materials/build quality with intuitive use.
The successor to the Vapium Summit, at first glance not much has changed; slightly bigger ‘in all directions’. That is, it’s about .1 inches taller, wider and longer.
It’s splash proof (IP54 quality), with a stronger magnet on the mouthpiece, and a stretchy ring added to keep the oven lid more firmly in place. The built-in stirring tool is really handy.
The battery life is longer and the vapor path is different to the original Summit; it has a smaller metal tube that goes inside the internal tube leading to the bowl, not outside like it did before.
Summit to shout about from Vapium
Discretion itself, the Summit looks like a flash drive and nestles in the palm of your hand. Quiet vibrations let you know when it’s ready to use without making a sound. It’s lightweight yet rugged, with textured grips and a minimum of vulnerable parts.
Summit Vaporizer – a peak experience
The Summit from Vapium is a rugged portable dry herb vaporizer that is as powerful as it is easy to use. With innovative technology, high-quality construction and intuitive functionality, it is clearly designed for on-the-go use.
What’s in the Box
With the Summit Vaporizer you get a micro USB power adapter and wall charger, cleaning kit with regular and elongated cleaning brushes, cleaning wipes, stir/pick tool, extra screens & mouthpiece guard, and a user manual.
A nylon carry bag (not specifically designed for the device) is big enough for tools, stash box, etc
How it Works
Finely ground herb is recommended for loading the chamber about 3/4 full before lightly tamping it down. You press and hold the Go button for 3 seconds to turn the Summit Vaporizer on, and the temperature is selected using the “+” or “-” button.
There are 8 settings from four lights by lighting them fully or partially. Half blue (160°C/320°F ), full blue (170 C), then up in stages through yellow and orange to full red (230 C°). You can use the Summit while it charges. The On button glows blue as the desired temperature is being reached, then green, accompanied by 3 buzzes (or ‘haptic feedback vibration’) when that temp is reached.
For best results allow vapor to form in the chamber to produce bigger clouds. To preserve battery, the Summit will automatically shut off after 90 seconds – simply press Go once to re-engage the heater.
Good look & feel
Made from lightweight, sturdy black plastic with a rubber hand grip/protector, the Summit Vaporizer feels good in the hand. A nice touch is the magnetic oven lid’s cord to prevent losing it. The mouthpiece is removable and is also magnetic, and there’s a clear plastic sleeve that snaps over it for extra insulation.
All these features (tethering of lids, haptic feedback) suggest the Summit’s perfect for outdoor, sporty types (Vapium have tested it in snow and extreme cold). You feel like you can safely drop it, watch it bounce down a cliff, then retrieve it and put it straight back in use.
The stainless steel vapor pathway gives excellent taste with low draw resistance for a small vape, and the vapor is surprisingly cool.
Using a ribbon USB cord, the device gives a short buzz to acknowledge it is charging and on button glows blue, then eventually green. Its (non-replaceable) Lithium-ion battery gives up to 1 hour of continuous use at 410°F/210°C. and features automatic shut off.
Press the button and hold it down, and the Summit gives a double buzz to indicate it’s switched off again
Cleaning the machine
Cleaning is a bit fiddly, but thorough: remove the mouthpiece and push a pipe cleaner through the heat path, popping the screen as it does so, and move back and forth. Screen replacement requires some patience, and the magnetic recesses of the chamber seem prone to filling with dust. Packing is also a bit messy, with those same magnetic holes picking up herb
Conclusion: Summit Vaporizer
However, these quibbles aside, the Summit Vaporizer is a great little vape. Discrete to use, lightweight yet robust. It’s available in green, black or blue, and comes with a 1-year warranty.