CloudV vaporizer pens are known for their great quality. Since I’ve been with VapeFuse, I’ve had the opportunity to try every herbal vaporizer that they’ve made. I believe that CloudV devices are very well made and designed and also priced very affordably.
I have just recently tried the brand new CloudV F17, the latest edition to the ever growing CloudV vaporizer pens.
First Impression of the CloudV F17 Portable Vaporizer
You can already see how compact this vaporizer is just by the first sight of the package. The little box the CloudV F17 comes in is just over 130mm (5.2 inches) high and 75mm (2.9inches) wide and looks very cool.
Design of the CloudV F17 Portable Vaporizer
Opening the box and holding the device in your hands further emphasise the feeling of style and quality. It is small, discreet and looks very stylish.
The CloudV F17 is even a little smaller than the CloudV Phantom Mini, making it the smallest portable herbal vaporizer you can get.
The CloudV F17 almost makes the Phantom Mini look like a big vaporizer…
The steel design of the F17 makes it a little heavier but still sitting only at 70 grams.
This is a seriously small and discreet vape pen that you can literally take anywhere with you. I guess that is where the name comes from. This little vaporizer pen flies under the radar as much as the F117 stealth fighter jet.
The power button has a unique digital display that shows the battery level and the set temperature when the vaporizer is turned on, and shows battery charge progress while the F17 is on the charger.
Both the mouthpiece and the charging dock are magnetic and work well. The only slight downside to having the magnet around the chamber is that it keeps catching the steel packing tool.
How to Use the CloudV F17 Portable Vaporizer
Just like all CloudV vaporizers, the F17 is very simple to use.
CloudV recommends to put it on the charger before you start using it and leave it on there for about 3 hrs for the first time to condition the battery.
Once you’ve done that, you need to take off the mouthpiece to access the chamber. It has a fair size herb chamber considering how small the vaporizer really is. Load your finely ground herbs and put the magnetic mouthpiece back in place.
Next, you need to press the big round power button 3 times in a row. The button will show the temperature at this point and now, you can set the temperature with the two small buttons under the power button. The temperature range is between 385°F to 430°F or 185C° to 230C°. To change from Fahrenheit to Celsius, you need to press and hold the two little temperature + and – buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
Once you set your desired temperature, you need to press the power button twice more in a row to start the heating process. Make sure you press it only twice as if you press it 3 times, the device will turn off.
It shows the process of heating up on the digital display and it flashes for a few seconds to indicate when it reaches your set temperature. At this stage, you can start vaporizing.
One session goes for 3 minutes when the vaporizer shuts off automatically. You can turn it back on by pressing the power button 3 times and then twice again. The same process you did to turn it on.
The vaporizer becomes very hot during the first 3 minutes session and you may want to let it cool a little bit before you get back to vaping. One of the main challenges I have with the F17 is this heating up throughout the body and the mouthpiece. It is a small vape and the chamber is very close to the mouthpiece, so obviously it gets very hot.
Battery Life and Charging of the F17 Portable Vaporizer
Considering how small this vaporizer is, it offers a very decent battery life. I get about 10 to 12 of the 3 minutes sessions before I need to put it on the charger. This is the only CloudV vaporizer that comes with a charge-through feature, meaning that you can use the vaporizer while it is on the charger.
Having said that, I prefer not to use vapes while plugged in charging. It is not the best for the longevity of the battery nor for your ultimate safety.
Vapor Quality of the F17 Portable Vaporizer
The vapor quality is good, most especially if you consider the size of this thing. The vapor is flavorful and pleasant overall, however, it is surely on the hotter end of the scale. The vapor path is very short and all stainless steel. It is good for the quality of your vapor, however, this also means hot vapor.
What’s in the Box
1 x F17 Herbal Vaporizer
1 x Cleaning Brush
1 x Packing Tool
1 x Magnetic Charging Cable
1 x Owner’s Manual
Cleaning and Maintenance
There isn’t much to clean apart from wiping the chamber out a little after every use and an occasional clean of the mouthpiece.
The screen at the bottom of the chamber and in the mouthpiece are both drilled flat plate screens and all they need is a good wipe every now and then. As easy as it gets.
Who is the CloudV F17 Portable Vaporizer for?
The CloudV F17 is for everyone that needs a small discreet vaporizer that looks really nice. It is only a little bigger than a lighter and draws no unwanted attention.
I can imagine anyone using the F17 from corporate executives to tradesmen and contractors, it fits most lifestyles.
I have only been using the F17 for the last few weeks however, I can already tell you that it is a great little vaporizer. The main advantage is the size and the awesome design. You can really take it anywhere and fire it up very discretely. It is very practical with the magnetic design and really easy to use.
It is not a vaporizer that I use on a daily basis, more so when I am out and about, away from home. The size does come with a little compromise on the heat, though. I am not too worried about the body, that’s not too bad, however, the mouthpiece I find gets really hot after a while.
Apart from that, I like it and I believe it will be very popular as a cool little discreet vape pen, that perfectly does the job it is intended for and comes with an affordable price tag.
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