- Price Point: $39.99
- Dimensions: 83.2 inches x .99 inches x .56 inches
- Material Used: Concentrates, Thick Oil, E-juice
2019 seems to be the year for Yocan, they’re teeming with ideas that they come up with new vape products almost every quarter or nearly every month. Their latest offering, the Yocan Trio Vaporizer. This trifecta of sorts allows users to enjoy the benefits of consuming an array of extracts; from wax concentrates, to essential oils, as well as e-liquids. The Yocan Trio seems to be the one all be all solution that Yocan aims to put into the market for all extract consumers.
It’s packed with features that allow consumers to enjoy a whole vaping system packed in a small and compact unit. The Yocan Trio Vaporizer boasts three separate pods to use with each respective material types. A 500mAh battery with decent battery life and capacity, as well as variable voltage setting and a 10-second pre-heat function. A rarity in the pod-based system, the Yocan Trio Vaporizer not only provides the market with a viable and a functional alternative but it also provides consumers with a device that features the best of both the pod-based system and vape pens in general. Let’s see just how well it performs. Here’s a quick rundown of its strong and weak points.
- Strong & Weak Points
- Final Thoughts
- Small and Compact
- Button Has Tactile Feedback
- Exterior Has Rugged but Sophisticated Feel
- Pods Connect to the Battery Easily and Snugly
- Great Airflow
- Easy to Use and Operate
- Battery Not Good for Heavy Use
- LED Lights Can Be Confusing
It’s no surprise that portability is the Yocan Trio Vaporizer’s strongest suit. It only measures at around over 3 inches tall, exactly at 81.5 mm, 25.3 mm wide and is 14.3 mm thick. It fits just right at the palm of your hands allowing you to easily conceal it if the need arises. You can easily sneak in stealthy hits in places you’d be hard pressed to do so. We’d imagine it working well for medical patients who use essential oils and concentrates to help them deal with certain conditions without having to cause a scene. Its small size allows you to pack it in any pocket you can ever think of, that’s why packing and using it will never be a problem even for those who like to travel light.
What’s more surprising is that despite its size it’s actually a full vaping system. So, you’re essentially packing a full vaporizer at the palm of your hands. Individuals who are always on-the-go will easily appreciate the Yocan Trio Vaporizer. So, will you be packing the Yocan Trio Vaporizer when you go out and about?
The Yocan Trio Vaporizer is pretty tough device for its size. Being a small unit, the folks at Yocan know that it was going to be subjected to a top of carrying activity. One of the types of vaporizers that are susceptible to wear and tear are portable vaporizers. Small hand held units are often kept in pockets where they sometimes go in with car keys, coins, and other objects. Furthermore, being one’s pockets, small vaporizers often hit the sides of tables, walls, railings, and other hard objects you never intend your vaporizer to make contact with. Having said, the folks back at Yocan knew this was what the Yocan Trio Vaporizer was up against so they had to make sure the Yocan Trio Vaporizer was outfitted with enough technology and material to help prepare it for the beating ahead.
The pods are connected to the battery using a high-quality magnet which ensures that even when the device stays inside your pocket, the pods won’t easily fall off from the battery itself. The body of the Yocan Trio Vaporizer feels durable enough that it can withstand daily use as well as carrying activity. The button feels crisp enough and there are no moving or rattling parts inside the vape battery.
What else is there to say? The Yocan Trio Vaporizer can vaporize almost any material with the exemption of dry herb strains. It’s got pods for almost any variety of extract that all you have to worry is what type of extract are you going to be vaping on. The pods are easy to use and the varieties are easy to remember though it may take a day or two for you to get used to it. The different heat settings allow for full customization you won’t find on any pod-based vaporizer. Also, the size of the Yocan Trio Vaporizer adds to the device’s versatility in a way that it can be used in different scenarios, there’s no one way of using the Yocan Trio Vaporizer, its ability to cater to a wide array of materials makes it a flexible device that can be used in a variety of ways.
One of the best things about the Yocan Trio Vaporizer is that not only the technology inside the device makes it versatile but the design of the body and the available colorways also make a huge difference in making the Yocan Trio Vaporizer a versatile unit. It can go well with different types of consumers; those who like to keep it low can opt for subtle colorways while those who like to flaunt it can choose the louder color options.
Vapor Quality on the Yocan Trio Vaporizer is just enough that its decent. There’s nothing special but that’s to be expected. Its small size only allows it to take only small amounts of materials especially when vaping wax concentrates. The vapor on the Yocan Trio Vaporizer is thin but can pack flavor as well as decent amount of potency. Just don’t expect lung-ripping, heavy, and dense clouds with the Yocan Trio Vaporizer.
Price to Performance Rating
The Yocan Trio Vaporizer is an easy choice for both beginners and especially for advanced users who basically know what they’re getting. For the price of one vaporizer, you’re getting three in return, that’s the ultimate bargain if you ask us. Moreover, Yocan has been known to provide support for the devices especially when it comes to replacement parts, you’re always sure that you’d find a Yocan product at most physical and online vape shops. The overall build quality and the versatility the Yocan Trio Vaporizer offers exceptional value. It may fall a little short on vapor quality but it’s still at par with most devices in its class and price point.
The Yocan Trio Vaporizer easily makes one of our top picks for pod-based devices because of its superb price to performance ratio. It’s a device that’s worth every penny.
Having vaped on many devices on many occasions, we can clearly say that the experience we had with the Yocan Trio Vaporizer felt like it was groundbreaking. Having to use different pods and use different kinds of materials on such a small device was liberating and that it opened new windows of opportunities not only for consumers and end users but for developers alike to build and create new devices for the pod-based platform.
Yocan Trio Ultimate Guide
The Yocan Trio is one of the latest products from esteemed vaporizer manufacturer, Yocan. It’s a small and compact unit that combines the elements of a pod-based system and a vape pen. Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know to use the Yocan Trio Vaporizer like a pro.
Charging and battery maintenance:
The Yocan Trio Vaporizer uses a rechargeable battery with a 500mAh capacity. It features micro USB charging with a micro USB port at the side of the actual battery located adjacent to the power button of the device. Out of the box, the Yocan Trio Vaporizer comes with a micro USB charging cable which you can use to plug the Yocan Trio Vaporizer on your computer or through a wall adapter. Here are a few thigs to remember when charging your device.
- Use only the charging cable that came with the unit.
- Use your laptop or your computer to charge your Yocan Trio Vaporizer.
- Charge only in the amount of time specified by the manufacturer.
- NEVER overcharge your device or leave it charging overnight.
Some charging cables may cause too much power to run through them which may cause damage to the battery. The battery on the Yocan Trio Vaporizer is non-removable and non-replaceable so damaging the battery may require you to purchase a new unit altogether.
Use your desktop computer, your laptop, and even your gaming console when charging your Yocan Trio Vaporizer. That’s because these devices are rated to give your unit at the very least 1 ampere charging output whereas wall adapters especially those that are from well-known smartphone manufacturers may tend to run a charge with higher amperage. This can damage the battery and eventually increase the speed of the decline in the battery’s lifespan.
Only charge via the time specified by the manufacturer as overcharging your Yocan Trio Vaporizer will damage the battery and even cause venting.
Loading the Yocan Trio Vaporizer pods:
The Yocan Trio Vaporizer runs on an open pod system where the pods can easily be refilled with your select materials. It comes with three different pods right out of the box, these pods are intended to be used specifically with a certain material type. Here’s how loading is done.
When using wax concentrates, look for the pod that has a solid black body. Pull the mouthpiece away to expose the atomizer coils. When loading concentrates, use a dab tool. Be careful not to damage the wire on the quartz rods. Unlike the atomizer coils on a standard and regular quartz dual coil (QDC), the coils on the pods may be sensitive due to their smaller build. What you can do instead is to place your dab tool and scrape off the concentrates at the sides of the pod’s brim instead of directly placing the concentrates atop the atomizer coils. Use only a small amount of concentrate. On the other hand, when you want to use thick oils, look for the pod that has a transparent build with a green rubber cap. This pod is used for thick oils and will have large holes at the bottom of the ceramic heating element. Lift the green rubber cap and fill the pod with your select essential oil. Leave a bit of a space and do not fill it with thick oils to the brim. Replacing the rubber caps will cause a partial vacuum and doing so will force the liquid compressing the spaces leading to overflowing and in some cases leakage. Loading the q-liquid pods are closely similar to how you load the thick oil pods. However, instead of using the pod with a green rubber cap, use the pod with a white rubber cap. It has smaller holes on the sides of the ceramic heating element making it more suitable to runnier materials like flavored nicotine e-liquid blends.
When to use low, medium and high temperature settings:
The Yocan Trio Vaporizer is outfitted with three preset temperature settings. These settings range from low, medium and high. While having a wide variety of temperature profiles are generally good, knowing when and to what material type they’re most compatible with. Here’s a quick guide to what pods, materials, and temperature settings have great compatibility.
- Wax – Wax Pod – High Setting
- E-Liquid – E-Liquid Pod – Medium Setting
- Thick Oil – Thick Oil Pod – Low Setting
Use the higher temperature settings when vaping on wax concentrates. The Yocan Trio Vaporizer only runs on a battery with 500mAh capacity and the dual quartz wax atomizers are fairly small so they need to run at a higher temperature level to activate the compounds unique to your select extracts. When vaping e-liquids the best vaping temperature is the medium setting. It provides you with balanced and stable heating especially because the pods for both e-liquids and thick oils are built with a ceramic heating element. Ceramic is inert in nature and will facilitate low and slow heating extracting the best flavors from your e-liquids while the medium heat setting produces a smooth throat hit in conjunction with the nicotine in your e-liquids. For thick oils, it’s best to run your battery on the lowest setting so the oils can saturate the ceramic heating element while slowly coming up to a boil. Like the pods for e-liquids, the ceramic heating element facilitates low and slow heating for that flavorful yet potent hit.
Using the preheat function – when and why:
The Yocan Trio Vaporizer is outfitted with a 10-second pre-heat function. This nifty feature allows the Yocan Trio Vaporizer to run for 10 seconds straight providing whatever pod you have connected with heating for 10 straight seconds.
The pre-heat function is best suited when vaping with wax concentrates. The quartz dual coils can best utilize this feature since they’re more resilient and waxes yield better results when heated thoroughly. The pre-heat setting will heat up the pod without you having to press and hold the power button. It allows the waxes to react to the steady rise and fall of the temperature allowing it to yield different results.