The VapeXNail attachment for the VapeXhale Cloud EVO vaporizer is a clear glass tube about 3 inches long with a slot near the bottom to insert hash oil. (Ben Livingston, The Cannabist)

All-glass hash oil dabbing with VapeXNail feels regal (review)

I’m no dab king, truth be told. Far from it. Sure, I’ll totally puff your hash oil at the party, and those little propylene-glycol-mixed vape pen cartridges are crazy convenient cannacrack for on-the-go herb lovers. But I’m not usually packing oil.

The VapeXhale Cloud EVO vaporizer
The VapeXhale Cloud EVO vaporizer (Provided by VapeXhale)

Two months back I got this little glass hash oil attachment for the VapeXhale Cloud EVO, and I hate to admit it, but my procrastination on this review stems from a practical problem of having no hash oil. (I am one sad panda, I know.)

But then I visited a city-permitted, adults-only dab bar at Seattle Hempfest last month, and while the crew staffing the electronic oil rigs were forbidden from doling out the corporate sponsor’s endless dab stash, it didn’t take long to find a kind soul willing to dab a friend. And then I got some dabs from strangers. And I smoked this orange flaky stuff that “Reverend Cannabis” said tested at over 90 percent THC. And there was some bubble hash, too, I sort of recall.

Eight electronic vaporizers served a near-constant rotation of oil lovers. I was a bit surprised to see so many seemingly-everyday people carrying containers of hash oil in their packs. I even had a fuddy-duddy “kids these days” moment before they helped me get high as a kite and I decided the kids were all right with their reefer wax and supercritical CO2 canna-chemistry. At some point down this rabbit hole, someone even gifted me a little vial of the sticky stuff.

So now I feel like a king, because I have a little hash oil in my freezer. And the Cloud EVO only heightens that royal feeling. I like glass, and the VapeXhale not only has an all-glass vapor path, it can use glass water pipes, called “HydraTubes,” that sit on top of the base heater. Few things make me feel so baller as a clean glass bubbler loaded with quality cannabis concentrates.

The VapeXNail is a clear glass tube about 3 inches long with a slot near the bottom to insert hash oil. Once inserted into the Cloud EVO base, the oil sits deep in the heating area and quickly volatilizes into wonderful, water-filtered clouds of consciousness-changing cannabinoids. It is super simple, and it is super effective.

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I love the flavor — the terpenes, terpenoids and flavonoids that survived the extraction process and now interface the olfactory. I love the touch of smooth, cool borosilicate in my hand. I love the sound of the water bubbling with my breath, simple music harmonizing with a most basic life rhythm. And my enchantment with the infinite universe, with hash oil, and with the VapeXNail only increases with subsequent reloads.

As with all paraphernalia, the Cloud EVO isn’t for everyone. I consider it my fine china for marijuana, because I’m always a bit worried I might break this baller bubbler — plus, it really is a quality product. It’s not discreet at all; the HydraTube atop the base stands a foot-and-a-half tall.

But if I’m treating myself like nobility — and until this vial of hash oil runs dry, I am — I have no problem pulling out the Cloud EVO with this VapeXNail attachment. The startup time is reasonable, the all-glass vapor path is wonderful, the simple glass tube is an elegant dab solution, and the whole thing works quite well.

The VapeXNail retails for $50 for a pack of two (or $100 for the quartz version). If you own a VapeXhale Cloud EVO, of course you need this hash oil attachment. If you want to join the club, the base model retails for $450 and the HydraTubes run $175 and up. Not cheap, but what’s a few dollars to a dab king?

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