The DynaVap VapCap M (2018 model) is a great value, flame powered portable vaporizer.
DynaVap have a cult following. It’s no wonder; they perform well and are versatile with regards to what you can heat in the chamber. Where they shine, in my view, is their ability to vape hash.
The VapCap M is a perfect buy as a backup vape and a reasonable purchase as your only vape if your budget is limited. The 2018 version keeps the same functionality and form factor as the previous model. The changes refine the finish and improve the package. Improvements include reduced weight, better airflow and increased grip.
VapCap M User Friendliness
Using the VapCap M may stump some people. A few things are obvious but others must be learnt. When you master the technique you get an emotional attachment with the device. Use is more ritualistic and emotive than simply pressing a button.
Loading the VapCap M is one of the more obvious aspects. Slide off the cap and add your ground herb, hash or other concentrate. For herb you should pack it lightly. For hashes or concentrates break into crumbs – if you are experimenting for the first time I would suggest to start with a chunk the size of a grain of rice.
– Setting Temperature
You heat the VapCap M with a naked flame so the concept of setting the temperature is not as accurately done as with an electronic device. It’s worth swotting up some youtube tutorials on the various techniques to learn.
– Ease of Use
Using the VapCap M is about as easy as lighting a cigarette. Once loaded you hold a flame to the capped end and rotate it until you hear a click. This indicates that it has reached the desired temperature, you can stop heating and commence your draw. It clicks again when the temperature is low enough to start heating again.
Unsurprisingly, the cap gets very hot. I would highly recommend the purchase of the DynaStash case. A DynaStash allows you to put the device somewhere safe when not in use. The magnetic stand on the case cools the cap faster and you can remove it without burning your fingers.
VapCap M Performance
– Heating time
The VapCap only takes a few seconds to heat up. Speed up heating time by using a multi flame torch lighter.
– Vapour Quality
The vapour quality is one of the strong points of the VapCap M. It does a very efficient job of vaporising whatever you place in the heating chamber – be it flower or concentrate. Especially satisfying is vaping high quality hash (a must try for any vape enthusiast).
There are not a lot of products on the market that are capable of vaporizing hash. The ones that can are expensive and you may not want to risk gumming them up with molten resin. The VapCap M is affordable and easy to clean so neither of these issues apply. For those interested in vaping hash I would advise picking up some degummed hemp fibre to protect your vape.
VapCap M Build Quality
The VapCap M is made in-house and assembled by hand in USA. It is good looking and the finish is of a superior quality. I could not find any faults.
VapCap M Maintenance and Cleaning
All pieces are replaceable and the whole thing comes apart to give it a thorough clean.
The replacement caps are expensive. However, passionate DynaVap engineers make all their products in-house so you can forgive this. Given the work involved the cost is fair. We should expect to pay more for such a quality niche product. My second cap will have respect after I inadvertently burnt my first out (long story). Always remember “respect the click”.
VapCap M Value For Money
I cannot think of a better way to have this quality of vapour for a lower price. The VapCap M is excellent value for money.
Who Is It Good For?
If you have an electronic vape which you use for flowers you may want to pick up a VapCap M as a second vape for extended trips away from the mains. The VapCap is one of a few vapes that allow you to enjoy hash (the premium Mighty being another). It is definitely the most cost efficient option.
If you are drawn to vaping but are on a tight budget then a VapCap M could be your best choice. Don’t let the low price put you off, VapCap M owners would get a nod of respect from vape connoisseurs out there – whether it is your first or second vape.
If you already own a previous model of VapCap I don’t think it is worth upgrading to the 2018 model – better to upgrade further to one of their premium models such as a NonaVong, OmniVap or a titanium Woody.
- excellent vapour quality
- vapes pretty much anything
- great value for money
- looks a little dodgy when heating up