I’m honest, the Summit by Vapium is not the reinvention of the wheel, but a very solid little device comparable to the two popular portable vaporizers Pax and Indica. The low price of 149$ only is the biggest advantage of the Vapium, I think! That’s at least 50-100$ cheaper than the other two units I have mentioned. However, there are a few more features that make the Summit superior, in my humble opinion.
First of all, with eight temperature presets between 160°C and 230°C, the Summit is the most flexible of these three units! Second, the herb chamber is much smaller than those of the two other vaporizers and takes about 0,1-0,15g of grinded herbs, only. For some people this might be an disadvantage, but most people will actually appreciate it, like me. I rather refill more often, than beeing forced to use more herbs at once than I need to get fully medicated. That’s the case with the Pax, for sure!
Another cool feature of the Summit vaporizer is the vibrating alarm! Unlike the one from the Herbstick Deluxe and the Crafty by Storz & Bickel, this one is actually quite discreet and will remind you gently(!) when your desired temperature preset has been reached (takes about 35-35 seconds only!).
On the other hand, the airflow of the Summit vaporizer is very restricted! Even a little more than the Arizer Solo, but with the right technique you can actually pull big clouds from it, too. You just need to draw long but slowly. Anyway, if you’re looking for a vaporizer you can attach to your water tool, the Summit might not be the right choice, I believe.
Also if you’re searching for a portable vaporizer with the longest possible warranty, the Summit is not what you’re looking for. It just has a one year limited warranty. That’s rather short compared to the Pax, for example.
Vapor-wise it performs pretty much like the Pax, I think. The taste is pure and clean at first, but after a few puffs it will get the typical popcorn flavor, we know from basically any other vaporizer.
Overall, I’m pretty pleased by my Summit and I would recommend it over the Pax, anytime. You simply will get a more advanced vaporizer with some cool features for less money! It might not be as pretty as the Pax, but you should not choose your vaporizer based on looks, anyway.
Big thanks to http://www.paradox-direct.co.uk for the donation!