Atmos has been one of the leaders when it comes to pen style vaporizers. They have a wide selection that enables the customer to find the pen that suits their style, needs and even price range. Their newest effort, the Atmos Junior, looks to do what you’ve seen quite often lately; take a very popular product and make it more compact, portable and convenient. Did they succeed? Let’s find out.
The Atmos RAW or Atmos RX as it was later known as, offered all the convenience of a pen style vaporizer, but also allowed you to vaporize loose leaf herbs and tobacco with it. There are pens out there that do the same with an extra add-on attachment, but none did it with the quality the RAW did.
Operating the Atmos RX was simple enough, you just threw a glass screen on top of the coil and placed your dry material right on top of that. From there you had quick and easy vapor puffs in a matter of seconds. Remove the glass screen and you have a coil exposed to dab your waxier material on top, turns out this is where the Atmos RAW really shined.
The coil on the RAW is super efficient and the dish-like shape to it made it a powerhouse wax vaporizer. Just one problem, the chamber was elongated to supply more room for dry material so dabbing your material down that far was pretty difficult. To be fair, it was geared towards loose leaf herbs and tobacco so you can’t hold that against Atmos.
So let’s dig in to the Atmos Junior and what it is all about. Every single piece of the Atmos RX has been shrunk down to form the Atmos Junior, making it more than just a clever name. The mouthpiece, chamber and battery have all been minimized to bring the overall package down from about 6 inches to only about 4 inches. The thickness remains the same at a little under a half inch, but this was never a problem to begin with so not a big deal.
Screwing off the top cap reveals the chamber and coil. The actual ceramic heating chamber is now about half the size, making loading my waxy material onto the coil incredibly easy. The coil size and shape remains the same and as noted above this is a very, very good thing as it is one of the best available.
The chamber is now pretty tiny, so this means using dry material with the Junior vape will not be as convenient as with the RAW vape, but still more than doable. I found that after placing the glass screen on top I had just enough room to pinch enough material in there for one user for about 5-8 pulls depending on your draw strength and material.
Where the Atmos JR really wows me is with waxy material. Dab even the smallest amount onto the coil and hold the power button and you are moments from some huge vapor pulls. The ceramic chamber allows your material to burn completely clean, no clean up in the chamber necessary. As a moderately lazy individual this makes me happy. Most vape pens that work with the waxier material burn clean, but the Junior seems to do it just a bit better in my opinion.
I found that instead of holding the power button for like 5-7 straight seconds that actually doing 3 second intervals while pulling works amazingly. I got just as thick clouds as when I held it down for a long time, but a much better taste and it was far less harsh. This can vary depending on your material, but overall I think it will hold true for most. Try both ways and let us know in the comments what worked best for you, or maybe even a completely different method.
This vape truly won me over from the start. Carrying it in your pocket is like it not being there at all and the quick and easy access to vapor pulls the RAW gave you makes the smaller Junior vaporizer the superior vape. The Atmos Junior does work with dry material, but it really should only be used sparingly. If you are purchasing one strictly for loose leaf herbs and tobacco you might find yourself a bit disappointed and would be better off with the original Atmos RAW.
All in all the Atmos Junior pen vaporizer has officially put all other waxy vape pens on notice, including their own. I’m sure a time will come when it may be dethroned, maybe even by Atmos, but right now the Atmos Junior is the wax vape you should have your eye on whether as an upgrade or your first wax vaporizer.
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