Review by Mat Lee for SSL—After searching high and low for the perfect portable dab rig, and for the most part drowning in disappointment, I think I might have finally found a suitable solution. Sure, I still love my Vuber Atlas for some on the go down low 510 cartridge smoking.
Of course, I can still swap out a titanium and ceramic dual coil or even a globe on my Vuber if I want a little more of a kick with my rip than what a cartridge delivers. But sometimes, you know. Sometimes, you just need something to plant your dick in the dirt so to speak. Something more. Something with a little more oomph.
I could pack up the LIT e-nail and the Stax or the HB and toss it in a case with all the proper attachments, but again, those aren’t especially mobile. At least not as mobile as I would like. I know, I know, first world problems and all that. But it’s the problems we face that drive innovation.
Never let it be said that my spending time double tapping instagram pics I think are cool or sexy or whatever was a waste. Once you follow the appropriate accounts on Instagram, it’s like a glimpse into the forefront of what’s dope as fuck in the weed industry. All the cool new dabbing gadgets and the beautiful oil people are processing to put in those gadgets find their way to Instagram. Every now and again we’re lucky enough to get something stuff stoners like from a company stoners like. Today it’s the Dabado Bolt kit.
Check out this short video I made showing off the Dabado LeGold Bolt kit in action:
I was lucky enough to get a limited edition gold Bolt kit to put it through the paces with all the different types of material we dab daily here on Dabby Road. I would definitely recommend letting it heat up a few times to full temperature to burn off any weird residue that may or may not be on it. Mine had a little bit of a hot metal type of smell, but after we let it get nice and hot a few times, applied a little terp sauce seasoning, it was good to go.
Before I get into the actual review itself, I should mention there are quite a few knock off’s on the market, as happens with any cool new technology that must get manufactured overseas and gets to market first. Spies spy and copies get copied, then all of the sudden there’s a bunch of knock offs running around the market.
Sure it causes more innovation, but innovation costs money. If you aren’t able to recoup that R&D money the knock offs didn’t have to invest in, it can be harder to remain in the market while trying to stay fresh and relevant. Especially when the market is vapes and extracts. It seems the technology side of this keeps it moving fairly fluid.
At first we didn’t realize you could add water to the glass part and make it perc a bit. The dry rips out of the Dabado Bolt delivered terp-tastic tasty rips that weren’t too overpowering. I will probably continue to use it dry just because cleaning out watery dab reclaim is a huge pain in the ass, and the water will cause the reclaim to clog the diffuser slits more often. If you want a smoother hit though, you’ll definitely want to toss a little water in there. Be careful though, not too much.
So at first it’s a little convoluted how you control the temperature on this thing. Reading the instructions is usually a good idea. Once you charge up the Bolt and put it all together, you tap on the power button three times. This will start it heating up. We had great success dabbing all sorts of material only needing the first heat setting. If you have something with a little more fat or wax in it, aka unwinterized material, you’ll definitely want to let it get up to the second heat setting.
To do this you simply wait until it reaches the green light, which is the first heat setting, then tap the button three more times, this will start the Bolt heating up even further. You can do this three times to reach a maximum temperature of around 526 degrees C, or 980 degrees F. Of course you shouldn’t ever really need to reach that 526 C number, unless you find yourself trying to dab some serious #PoopSoup or something.
The titanium dish heats up in about 30 seconds, and they say you can get around 50 dabs out of a full charge. The battery is a 2600 mAh battery that you can also replace. I also like that if you lose the charging cable that came with it, you can probably get away with using any cell phone micro usb cable.
All in all, at the end of the day, there are quite a few knock offs out there. Don’t be fooled by the imitations. If you want a legit portable e-nail vape, get yourself one of these dope little Dabado Bolt Kits. They are most definitely stuff stoners like.
For SSL, I’m Mat Lee.
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