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Atmos Vicod 5G 2nd Generation

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Description

Bright OLED Display

Ceramic Heating Chamber

Fast Heat Up Time

Heat Resistant Grip

The Atmos 5G Second Generation is the third in a line of portable vaporizers getting smaller in size yet packed with more features on every update. Measuring just under 3.5”, the 5G 2nd Gen is less than half the length of the original Vicod making it one of the most discreet and portable vaporizers today. While the 5G 2nd Gen improves on the first generation 5G, it retains all the features and usability that people loved so much about the original device.

Main Improvements

Beyond the obvious smaller size, 40% shorter than the first generation model, the new 5G also includes a number of improvements and additions to enhance your vaping experience. The original 5G had an attractive finish but it was prone to smudges and marks which required constant cleaning if you wanted the device to look its best. It’s now made of a heat resistant rubber finish that not only looks good but provides a superior grip along with insulating your hands against the high temperatures generated from the unit – and no mess to clean. There wasn’t much of a problem reading the OLED screen on the first model, but the new second gen comes with an even crisper and clearer digital screen that’s easily viewable in even in environments with less than ideal lighting.

Advanced Temperature Control

Other improvements can also be found on what is probably the most important feature of any vaporizer, the heating chamber. The 5G 2nd Gen continues with a ceramic based construction that provides convection heating to evenly heat your material for a purer flavor than possible with a conduction style method. If you find that you’re always returning to the same temperature each time you vape, the 5G has a memory feature that starts up the device where you last left it. This eliminates the step of having to adjust the unit each time you turn it on so you can get straight into your vape session, quickly and easily. An updated thermostat also means the device can more accurately measure the current temperature it’s operating at to provide just the right amount of heat for your material. Finally, the 5 minute auto-shut off from the older G5 is present here, too. No worrying about wasting herb if you accidentally leave the unit on when comfortably absorbed in your vape.

Wax Cup

Both the Vicod original and the 5G were limited to herb materials only, narrowing their appeal to a smaller user base. Wax enthusiasts will be happy to discover then that the second generation model now includes a wax cup so you can enjoy your favorite concentrates too. That makes the new 5G an even better value for those who want to switch between both types of vaping by removing the need for a second unit.

Operation

Using the new 5G is a straightforward and simple process similar to how most vaporizers work. Either pack your herb directly in the chamber or add the wax cup and fill it with your concentrate. If using herb make sure to not pack it too tight, this will help induce better airflow and increases the convection action. Then attach one of the two mouthpieces, you get a both discrete concave mouthpiece and a longer glass tube design that offers a better flavor. Press the power button 3 times and the unit will start to heat according to the last temperature selected. When heating up, the display will show ‘Heat’ and the blue lights flashing. Once it’s reached the desired temperature the display shows ‘Warm’ and a solid blue light. There is a range of temperature from 300F to 425F which should cover most vapers needs. Other features include the ability to switch from Celsius and Fahrenheit readouts and a low battery warning (a full charge will take around 3 hours.) Lastly, the new rubber design comes in four different color schemes, red, orange, black, and white.

Buying The Atmos 5G 2nd Generation

All in all the 2nd generation 5G greatly improves the usability and design of the original and should be at the top of anyone’s list who needs a discreet vaporizer for both herb and waxes. If you’re a current owner of the original it’s probably worth considering upgrading to as well. Plus, when you purchased with us through our online store you get a great price on a unit that can last you for years to come.

Atmos Vicod 5G is a more improved vaporizer using a 2200mAH battery and specific precision controlled temperature allowing you to custom set the temperature off the OLED screen in 1 degrees fahrenheit increments

Atmos Vicod Review

Kit & Accessories

  • Atmos Vicod 5G
  • Glass mouthpiece
  • Titanium wax concentrate cup
  • Cleaning brush + packing tool
  • USB charging cable

Compatibility: The Atmos Vicod 5G is compatible with dry herb and wax concentrates.

Mouthpiece Selection: The Vicod includes two different mouthpieces, a short plastic one and a longer glass one.

The stainless flat mouthpiece is great for portability but not the best choice for vaping because the flat gets hot after being used for a while. The reason is that the chamber is right beneath the mouthpiece, so the air path is too short for the vapor to cool down.

The glass mouthpiece isn’t too pocket friendly, but it is very vaper friendly because the longer airpath and neutral material provide cooler, more pure vapor than the flat mouthpiece.

Official Accessories

You can get extras or replacements for every accessory in the kit. If you use the Vicod with wax concentrates and need a place to store it, then there are also silicon or glass containers available for sale.

Design & Features

General Design: The Vicod has a sleek rectangular shape with a rubber coating on the front and back that give it a rugged, outdoor-friendly look. The power button and the temperature control buttons are big and prominent despite the small size of the device. The final touch is the OLED screen that displays the temperature and battery level.

Portability: The Vicod is just under four inches tall and that short height, plus the rounded edges, means that it slips easily into any pocket. At least, as long as you use the shorter stainless flat mouthpiece. If you use the longer, glass mouthpiece, then the Vicod has to go into a purse or a backpack instead.

Build Quality: This vaporizer has a plastic body that is surrounded by a rubber housing on its larger sides. That gives it impressive padding for when you take it hiking, cycling, mountain climbing, or anywhere that it might take some abuse. Once again though, only as long as you use the stainless flat mouthpiece, since the glass one is naturally more fragile.

Cleaning and Maintenance

The herb chamber should be cleaned regularly using cleaning wipes and the included cleaning brush. Both mouthpieces should be cleaned out with a q-tip soaked in alcohol to avoid any residue build up. Excess residue can cause either mouthpiece to get stuck and hard to remove, so clean them regularly to keep that from happening.

How to use

With Dry Herb

  1. Snap off the mouthpiece of your choosing to expose the herb chamber.
  2. Fill the chamber with herb and then replace the mouthpiece.
  3. Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
  4. Use the up and down arrows to select your temperature and start the heating process.
  5. When heating is complete, inhale from the mouthpiece.

With Wax Concentrates

  1. Snap off the mouthpiece of your choosing to expose the herb chamber.
  2. Place the wax cup into the herb chamber.
  3. Dab your wax into the chamber and replace the mouthpiece.
  4. Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
  5. Use the up and down arrows to select your temperature and start the heating process.
  6. When heating is complete, inhale from the mouthpiece.

Temperature Range: 300°F to 435°F

Performance & Vapor Quality

Vaporizer Performance: The Vicod only takes about thirty seconds to heat up, which is pretty fast for a vaporizer this size. Furthermore, the rubber housing means that it never gets hot to the touch, so it stays cool no matter what temperature you select or how long you vape. The vents on either side of the device mean that draw resistance is always low no matter which mouthpiece, or what substance, you use.

Dry Herb Performance: The vapor quality is always quite good with the longer glass mouthpiece. That is because the length of the mouthpiece cools down the vapor and the neutral glass material doesn’t affect the flavor of the vapor. My ideal vaping temp with this mouthpiece is in the 375°F to 410°F range. On the other hand, when using the short, flat mouthpiece, the vapor is usually quite hot and harsh because of the shorter airpath. That is why I vaped in the 360°F to 380°F range with that mouthpiece.

Wax Performance: The wax performance isn’t that great for a few reasons. One of them is that the Vicod doesn’t get hot enough to vaporize the wax at a level that is truly satisfying. The other is that the wax cup is made from titanium, which isn’t the ideal extract vaping material because of the metallic aftertaste. That is why I wouldn’t recommend using the Vicod with your wax concentrates. Get a vape pen instead.

Battery Performance: The battery is a surprisingly large 2200 mAh and can last for ninety minutes. The recharge time is only about an hour, so you will never be without it for too long.

The solid build quality of the Atmos Vicod 5G means that it is the perfect vape for the great outdoors. Learn more about it in the review.