The X-Max V2 Pro is probably the cheapest vaporizer we’ve reviewed on BluntBuddy but it still performed exceedingly well among several categories. Super easy to use and decently portable, it also has great vapor quality for it’s price range. While it does lack in discreteness and the battery life isn’t the best, this vape is very sturdy and can last you a long time. For first timers or those low on cash, this is a very smart buy.
For this low price you won’t find anything that can even come close to the vapor quality provided by the X-Max V2 Pro. When you load it up with marijuana, the taste is pretty nice and flavorful. We wouldn’t say it’s the most consistent vaporizer as the taste of the herb itself fades away after a couple of hits but there is usually never an overwhelming sense of harshness.
The vapor quality is actually very dependent on the temperature settings you use while you’re smoking. At lower temperatures you usually get smooth hits but the blandness of the vapor is much more pronounced at higher temperatures. The air path to the mouthpiece from the oven is also very short, meaning that the vapor you get is usually pretty hot and at higher temperatures it can get uncomfortable. The oven size itself is about average and you can pack in about 0.3 grams of flower, enough for a serious session.
The X-Max V2 Pro is decently efficient for it’s price. We recommend packing the oven full for every session, as with half full or loose leaves you won’t get good vapor. This also leads to decreased efficiency because you cycle through a little more weed than normal to get high. The leaves burn somewhat evenly but the outside ones are usually more dry, so you can mix the leaves a little and put them back in the oven for another session. Overall, it takes about 2-3 sessions to get pretty high. On the bright side the quantity of vapor is large and you can get pretty heavy clouds with decent hits. You also have 5 temperature settings: allowing you to slowly raise the temperature as the session goes on, increasing efficiency. The X-Max V2 Pro also works with concentrates but overall it was pretty underwhelming and I wasn’t too impressed with the flavor.
Ease of Use
It’s intuitive and simple design make the X-Max pretty easy to use. You hit the power button 5 times to power on the device. It starts up on the lowest temperature settings out of the 5 (356 F) and you hold the power button for 2 seconds to cycle through the other temperatures. When the temperature light starts to blink, it means that it’s ready for you to inhale. You can see your battery level as well. Loading the oven is very easy as well as you just have to lift the flap and pour your herb in. There are including packing tools to make this even easier for you. Cleaning and maintainability are relatively easy as well. It usually takes only a couple of minutes to clean the vape but it should be done every week.
The battery life is pretty decent. The 18650 batteries that are used with the X-Max V2 Pro are replaceable so that’s nice. You can switch out the battery for another one when you notice that the device doesn’t last as long (which usually indicates that the battery is dying). This extends the vape’s overall lifespan as well. You can get 50-60 minutes of usage out of a fully charged battery, which is enough for about 4-5 sessions. This is pretty decent for the price and honestly is similar of vapes priced at over $200 more bucks as well. At higher temperatures you can expect the battery to last about 35-45 minutes.
X-Max V2 Pro looks like a huge tube so it definitely does not have the most discrete design. Since it’s larger than your hand it’s hard to conceal and I’ve personally gotten many looks and glances with it around. It makes people sometimes weary as well, so I would definitely recommend it for travelling or using often in public. The smell is ok: it can tend to reek a little in the first couple of hits but usually it disappears pretty quickly. If you’re in a closed space expect the air to be a little smelly for at least a couple of minutes. The temperature display on the outside plus the way the mouthpiece is situated on top of the vape makes you also kinda look like a dork when you use it (personal opinion, fam).
The X-Max is very comfortable to hold and feels lightweight. It is a little on the long side, so it won’t fit inside normal jean sized pockets. You can easily put it inside a bag or compartment if you want to take it outside. It does get hot to hold from time to time but except for that there are no clear portability issues. It’s easy to pass along to friends so you can smoke in a group.
The build quality is surprisingly good for the low price. The top finish is nice and the overall material feels extremely sturdy. It’s a little light so dropping it doesn’t normally cause any problems and it can therefore last a long time. The battery will have to be replaced eventually as they are not the most reliable but except for that if you maintain the X-Max it can last you years. Eventually the mouthpieces can start to chip away and feel uncomfortable to use but they can be replaced by purchasing them online.
Here’s a review video going over the basics of the X-Max V2 Pro:
Credit to Paintthemoon for both pictures!