**A powerless/manual dry herb vaporiser.
The team at DynaVap is made up of engineers, technologist and herbal enthusiasts and they proudly craft all their products in-house in the United States of America. They have one goal and that is to deliver what they feel are the best battery-free vaporising options available.
The first thing you will notice about any of the products that DynaVap produces is the exquisite craftsmanship and quality design. Extremely strong and durable pieces that can literally go with you anywhere. Simple to use, take apart as well as maintain. Clear your mind of all expectations, this is nothing like the dry herb vaping you may already be used to.
NEW AND IMPROVED “M”
The DynaVap 2020 “M” is constructed from medical grade Stainless Steel and is a great entry level introduction to the world of DynaVap. This is a new and improved version of the 2019 “M”, with a multitude of new features:
- Faceted tip with airflow serrations and adjust-a-bowl feature
- Chiral airports for calibrated air injection – allowing you to easily control the airflow
- 10mm tapered mouthpiece – mates with most 10mm female glass fittings
- Enhanced tactile grip – making it easy to hold
- Improved condenser alignment
- New captive cap functional geometry
- 100% recyclable packaging (No more plastic tubes)
The tip/bowl/cap are 3 adjoined areas that have been dramatically improved on from the last model, as they have with each new model “M” released (2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2020). The tip is now faceted (contains many faces) and contains horizontal airflow serrations which allows for more airflow than ever before (thicker clouds too). The bowl is adjustable whereby you can raise/lower the screen if a smaller/larger bowl is required. The new and improved Captive Cap has 2 locking ridges to ensure that your cap stays in place till you choose to remove it.
I had to do a little research on the Chiral airports as I had not heard this term before. These are basically the equivalent of a carb hole on a pipe, allowing you to control your airflow. You will find the 2 asymmetrical, “v-shaped” ports a short distance from the mouthpiece, designed to be easy to locate with just your fingers even in the dark. The shape of these ports allows for swirling and cooling down of the vapour within via an increase in turbulence. Incredibly easy to use, just cover the ports as little or as much as you want with your fingers as you inhale.
At 92mm in length this is the ultimate in portable go anywhere vaping. A simple to use, unbreakable device that comes equipped with the Dynavap signature heating cap that brings all the magic to this unique one of a kind vaporiser.
NO MORE RECHARGING
One of the biggest complaints that I encounter in regard to dry herb vaping is battery life, with even my most prestige units requiring a regular recharge. I personally have found this a little frustrating and I was very excited when I received my very first one – The 2019 “M” (previous iteration). The only “power” that you will require will come in the form of Butane for your lighter. The DynaVap also boasts of a very fast heat up time (5-15 seconds dependent on lighter), especially in comparison to electronic dry herb vaporisers (30-90 seconds).
TIP: This is not the time to skimp out on a lighter. A standard lighter won’t cut it and will take a while (if ever) to adequately produce vapour. A Butane torch is your best bet for easy, quick heating. A single flame will work but a double or even triple flame will heat faster and more efficiently.
DYNAVAP HEATING CAPTIVE CAP
The standout feature of all the DynaVap models is the unique method of heating to produce your vapour. From start to finish different to all other forms of herbal vaping. The magic all happens via the DynaVap Captive Cap. A heating cap comes standard with all available Dynavap models and is an extremely important part so please don’t lose it! The cap acts as a thermostat of sorts, reading the temperature of the bowl and then alerting you audibly when vapeable temperature has been reached. A loud click will be heard, louder on the 2020 model than previous models. A further click will be heard when the 2020 “M” is starting to cool down – then and ONLY then can you reheat. Take care as overheating your cap may damage it.
It may take you a few practice runs (can be done without herb placed inside) to get the hang of but you will quickly become a master. Correct usage is all about the following 3 points:
- How to heat
- When to stop heating
- When it is safe to reheat
Mastering the steps above will ensure you thoroughly enjoy your experience and won’t burn/combust your herb. Details below.
Remove the top cap to pack your herb. Pack however you like but a loose full pack is recommended. You may grind the herb (not too fine as may enter into unit itself via screen), roughly shred it or even place a whole nugget within. Replace the cap.
Hold the Dynavap in one hand (cap side up) and your Butane torch in the other. Slowly rotate your Dynavap whilst lighting the cap to ensure even heating. I would recommend holding the flame far enough away, so it is almost touching the cap.
TIP: You can control the temperature either by lighting closer to the top of the cap or closer to the cap’s base. Lower temperatures can be reached via heating of the top of the cap and higher temperature via heating the base of the cap. Don’t light the very end as you would a cigarette though, only the sides.
This is the crucial point, you will need to continue lighting till you hear an audible “click”, and yes you will hear it so be patient and wait! An internal thermostat detects the rising temperature and clicks when ready for use. I cannot stress how important this step is, inadequate heating will result in either no vapour or even worse – burnt herb!
TIP: Do not heat after hearing the click, place the lighter down. Always respect the click!! And now to confuse you – for a heavier hit it is permissible to heat for a second or 2 (maximum) post-click. Please only attempt this after you have mastered this device to avoid burning!
Don’t touch the cap. You may now inhale via the mouthpiece on the opposite end. Pretty obvious but please make sure you don’t place the hot cap side into your mouth, I can only imagine the pain. Vapour will be pretty light to start with and will build up over time. Slow and deep breaths.
TIP: Remember the Chiral airports, cover the ports to start to initiate vapour flow. Release and the cover again till you get a good flow. Experiment with what works best for you.
Keep inhaling/pass it around until you once again hear the audible click, this time letting you know that you are now BELOW optimal temperature. You can safely reheat with your lighter once you hear the second click – but NOT before. If you start heating before the click you will effectively be burning your herb and wasting it. Severely burning your DynaVap may damage it too. If you don’t hear the click, simply wait a minute or so for cooling down to occur before reheating.
TIP: If you have burnt your herb and want to get rid of the horrible taste, your only option will be to thoroughly clean the unit and start again.
You will need to allow the cap to cool down before touching to repack your device. You can use the elongated portion of the cap to sweep out the old and then pack again with the new.
x1 DynaVap 2020 “M” in recyclable packaging
- New sleek body
- Stainless Steel Body
- Made and designed in the USA
- No batteries and no charging
- New tapered 10mm mouthpiece
- New body groove for ease of assembly
- New Captive Cap
- New Chiral airports for swirling/cooling vapour
- New adjust-a-bowl to adjust bowl size
- Sharp bowl tip for direct loading
- New airflow serrations for larger clouds
- Non-electric temperature notification – click
- Seconds to heat