The FocusVape Adventurer is the first portable vaporizer to feature a built-in water bubbler. I thought that sounded pretty good and I am a fan of the FocusVape Pro portable vaporizer, that I just recently reviewed and based on that, I was looking forward to trying the Adventurer.
First Impression of the FocusVape Adventurer Portable Vaporizer
My first impression of the Adventurer was that it was rather big. Obviously, it houses a water bubbler, so I got over its size real quick. Despite being a fair size, it certainly comes across as a good looking quality device. I have been using the FocusVape Pro for quite some time and I had high expectations for this new vaporizer from the same maker.
Design of the Adventurer Portable Vaporizer
The vaporizer is built into a box style housing (looks a bit like the bigger version of the Flowermate) that includes a water bubbler. It is a very unique design that surely required some thinking process to bring together.
Out of the box, you have a mouthpiece cover (the lid on the top with the green edge) on the vaporizer that you need to take off and replace it with the cover housing a glass mouthpiece.
As you can see below, the blue Adventurer in the middle has the glass mouthpiece on, while the other 2 on the sides are displayed with the cover.
They come in the 3 colours that you can see above:
- Metal Gun
- Blue and
When you take the top cover off, besides the space for the bubbler, you will notice the locked space where the replaceable battery sits.
Once you remove the battery as well, you’ll be able to see how the water bubbler and the battery are sitting in the slots next to each other.
At the bottom end of the device, you have a magnetic lid covering the ceramic chamber.
At this end you can push the glass water bubbler up, so you can easily take it out of the housing. And you also have the 5 pin USB charging cable slot on the bottom as well.
How to Use the FocusVape Adventurer Portable Vaporizer
The manufacturer recommends putting the vaporizer on the charger the first time for about 3 to 4 hours to condition the battery.
After you have done this the next step is to set up the water bubbler.
Take off the bottom magnetic chamber cover and push up the button. You can’t miss it, it says ‘PUSH Glass Up’ to take out the water bubbler.
Once your bubbler is out, you need to take off the bottom sealing with the double o-rings.
When that is off, you can fill up your bubbler by pouring some water in through the bottom, then turning it back and drawing air through it.
Once your bubbler has water in it, you can place the seal plug back onto the bottom of the bubbler.
This completes the process of getting your bubbler ready. Then you need to put it back to its slot in the device and press it down. Having said that, it is also possible to use the vaporizer without water in the bubbler.
Next step is to fill the chamber up with your herbs.
For this, you need to turn the Adventurer upside down (don’t worry your bubbler won’t fall out or leak water).
You can pack your herbs straight into the chamber or use the supplied convection cart. This little wire cart fits into your chamber and was meant to make the vaporization more convection like, rather than conduction.
I tried the device with the basket the first time I fired up, and I did not like it as much. I found that it produces a lot thicker vapor without the cart and have been using it that way.
By the end of the day, the screen cart warms up as well and it is still more like a conduction vaporizer even with the convection cart. I wanted to try it though as I thought it would help me to protect the wall of the chamber and keep it cleaner for longer, however, I personally prefer to use the Adventurer without it.
Pack your chamber to about ¾ full or even a little more. I found that it works best with a well-packed chamber, but try not to overpack it.
Once your chamber is packed, you just need to put on the magnetic chamber cover and turn it upside to put the mouthpiece cover on with the glass mouthpiece.
If you ever wanted to, you could use it with the glass mouthpiece unscrewed from the lid. The only time I can think of when you’d want to do that is if you need even more discretion, although I think the Adventurer is quite discreet even with the glass mouthpiece screwed on.
The Adventurer is easy to operate. It has a power button, a + and – buttons and a digital OLED display.
You need to press the power button twice in a row to turn the device on. If you’d like to change it to Celsius from Fahrenheit, simply press the + and – buttons simultaneously for a few seconds. You only have to do this for the first time (and every other time you change the battery) and the device will remember your temperature display preference.
The Adventurer vape has a wide temperature range, starting as low as 80°C and goes all the way up to 240°C (176°F – 464°F). You can adjust the temperature by 1-degree increments, so you have full control over your temperature settings.
It heats up quite fast and gives a buzz as well as a “GO” on the display when it is ready to go.
As you take your first draw, you’ll notice that the bubbler being inside of the unit, the bubbling noise is quite amplified. It is not very noisy though but, a bit noisier than I expected it would be.
I use the Adventurer on slightly higher settings than the FocusVape Pro. I tend to start my sessions around 210°C and gradually increase the temperature to 230°C or so by the end of the session.
There is a green led light that lights up the side where the water bubbler is, which makes it look quite cool.
If you want to stay more discreet, you can always turn this led light off by pressing the power button once, while the vaporizer is running. I usually keep it off to preserve battery life.
Battery Life and Charging of the Adventurer Portable Vaporizer
The Adventurer comes with a changeable 18650 battery. I am a huge fan of replaceable batteries and glad to see that the Adventurer is built that way.
The charging plug is on the bottom of the device and it utilises a USB charging cable.
The battery lasts for about 4 to 6 sessions, depending on your vaporizing temperature and whether you use the green led light or not. I found the battery life quite average for a vaporizer like this and nothing special I noticed on this front.
Vapor Quality of the Adventurer Portable Vaporizer
The vapor quality ended up being a little below my expectations. Having used the FocusVape Pro from the same manufacturer, I expected that the vapor quality would be the same or even better. This does not seem to be the case for me. Even though the vapor quality is not bad, it is not quite as good as the FocusVape Pro or some other portable vaporizers.
The vapor does cool down through the water filtration and that works as intended. It produces smooth vapor however, I find the vapor to be a little thinner than I would like it to be.
Despite the built-in bubbler the Adventurer isn’t a stand out on vapor quality for me. It is not bad overall, however certainly below my expectations.
What’s in the Box
- Adventurer Vaporizer
- Original LG 2500maH Battery
- Water Bubbler
- Glass Mouthpiece Set
- Convection Cart
- Cleaning Brush
- Packing Tool
- USB Cable
- User Manual
Cleaning and Maintenance
This is usually the least favourite part of the vaporization process and I always like to share my experience on how much effort it takes to clean any given vaporizer.
Coming with the water bubbler feature built into the device, the Adventurer vaporizer requires a little bit more upkeep than some other vapes.
Due to the small size of the bubbler, it runs out of water after every session or so, so you have to keep filling it up with water between sessions.
The bubbler also needs to be cleaned thoroughly every once in awhile, however, this is obviously true for any vaporizer with a water bubbler attachment.
Apart from that, the mouthpiece needs a good clean every now and then and that’s about it.
Not the easiest portable vaporizer to maintain, as the bubbler does come with a little cleaning work.
Who is the Adventurer Portable Vaporizer for?
The Adventurer is perfect for anyone that prefers to have a smooth water filtered vapor but does not want to play around with exposed glass bubbler that can break easily. The FocsuVape Adventurer makes it possible to enjoy vapor through a bubbler in any situations.
It is a quite discreet vaporizer and well suited to be used outdoors.
The Adventurer is the ‘world’s first’ to have a water bubbler built into a portable vaporizer. I believe iFocus got a very good outcome, however, at the end of the day, I still prefer to use my FocusVape Pro. For me, the major reason for that is the vapor thickness and the size of the bubbler. Having said that, it is just my personal preference, so let me walk you through all the pros and cons I can think of, so you can decide for yourself if the Adventurer is the vaporizer for you or not.
- Really nice design and attention to details
- It has a built in glass water bubbler!
- Replaceable battery
- Large temperature range (80°C – 240°C or 176°F – 464°F)
- Reliable and robust
- Glass mouthpiece
- Smooth flavourful vapor
- Water bubbler is a little noisy and being so small, it needs to be refilled with water after every session
- Vapor is a little thin for me
This sums up this review of the FocsuVape Adventurer, please let me know in the comments sections if you have any questions or anything to add.
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