Da Vinci Ascent Vaporizer
Da Vinci Ascent was designed for vaporization in every possible form. A ceramic heating element and a glass mouthpiece improve significantly the taste of the steam and the overall quality of the device. For a mobile vaporizer, it is quite big, but it allows you to have the pleasure of a session to be extended. The advantages are a very precise heating and the speed of reaching its target temperature. It is an investment that pays off and it’s also a pleasure for the eye.
Ascent is characterized by a huge heating chamber, able to accommodate even 0,6g. A chamber of this size could be sometimes problematic with smaller amounts of herbs – luckily, we found out that if you load only half the chamber (0.15 / 0.2 g) and cover the herbs with the added glass container for concentrates, it will press down the herbs enough to make the inhalation possible.
The steam produced is similar in terms of quality to the one generated by the Arizer Solo/Air, which means it is dense, tasty and aromatic. A big advantage over Solo is the lack of resistance while drawing, so apart from whether you prefer small hits or deeper inhalations, Da Vinci will be not limiting you in any way. While vaporizing outdoor, we can easily hide the device away and press the glass mouthpiece inside.
The results of the battery tests are quite impressive – around 120 minutes of continuous vaporization is simply amazing. Although the charging time is 5 hours, we can continue to use the device in the meantime. The desired temperature is reached within a minute.
The built-in display gives us all information needed, the set temperature, the actual temperature of the heating element and the battery status. The motion sensor turns off the machine after it stays immobile for a short while (there is also a way of setting the switch off time). An interesting innovation is also the possibility to preset the regulation of temperatures with a time schedule. Just save your favorite settings and enjoy the type of vaporization you like the most.
The heating element is covered with a ceramic layer, which guarantees a clean taste and a lower price (full ceramic heating elements are much more expensive). The steam path is made of glass, so there is no risk of mixing the flavors. All the glass elements are easy to take out and clean.
The great price-performance ratio makes it a definitive winner in its category.
Ascent Vaporizer pros:
– great battery capacity;
– user-friendliness and high-quality steam;
– lots of advanced settings and the possibility to save them;
– big heating chamber;
– motion sensor.
Ascent Vaporizer cons:
– it takes 5 hours to load the battery;
– sometimes the battery level indicator is not reliable enough from two bars down and the battery can die sooner than you might assume on the basis of the display info.