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Should you buy the AirVape Legacy Pro?

With a built-in microdosing disk, a 20% bigger chamber from older models, and a powerful swappable battery all made from high-quality materials, there is a lot to love about the AirVape Legacy Pro, an upgrade to the 2020 AirVape Legacy. Just like what Storz and Bickel did to the Mighty+ by upgrading any weak points, it’s clear that AirVape has listened to the community and has implemented the changes it needed to make to be competitive in the modern premium dry herb vaporizer market where the clientele critique every detail of a device. After spending two years with a new team of engineers and designers, they really have something to show and prove. In this review of the new AirVape Legacy Pro, we’ll be going over all of the key features, upgrades from the original model, & more to help you decide if it’s right for you or not. Let’s get into it.

AirVape Legacy Pro Specs + Rating

Material Compatibility Dry Herb + Concentrates
Pass through charging Yes
Swappable Battery Yes
Charge Time 1.5 Hours
Charging Port USB-C / Wireless
Battery life 1.5 Hours
Heating system Hybrid
Heat up time 15 Seconds
Temperature control Precision
Temperature Range 93°C – 227°C / 200F – 441F
Oven Size 0.3g
Vapor path way Isolated
Accessories Battery, WPA
Vibration Alert Yes
Motion sensor Yes
Warranty period Limited Lifetime
Price 269$ USD
Coupon Code
Ease of Use 9/10
Vapor Quality 9/10
Manufacturing Quality 9/10
Ease of Cleaning 9/10
Portability 7/10
Durability 8/10

AirVape Legacy Pro Key Features

  • Hybrid on-demand or session heating – Combination of flavor and cloud production
  • High-quality manufacturing with vegan leather, 24k gold, and isolated air path
  • Easy to clean and access gold chamber
  • Dry Herb and concentrate compatible with included liquid mesh pad
  • 15-second heat-up time + Haptic Feedback
  • Precise temperature control
  • Ceramic Mouthpiece
  • Gold plated heating Chamber + Gold Plated Microdosing disk
  • Materials: Hemp-based textile, Vegan leather, Black ceramic, 24K gold plating, Glass airpath

What’s in the box?

  • AirVape Legacy PRO + 18650 3200mAh Legacy PRO Removable Battery
  • Concentrates Pad Insert
  • USB-C Charger Cable
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Q-tips
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Replacement Filter Screens

Hybrid Heating System

By using a setup similar to the older model / Firefly 2+, the Legacy Pro is able to get convection air flow through the screen door setup that will also heat up the 24k gold chamber compress that also ramps up the conduction THC extraction occurring in the chamber. Its chamber is a bit on the smaller end, coming in at about a 0.3g fine grind capacity. The chamber is plated in 24K gold, which makes it conduct heat very well, but also for being corrosion-free! The longer a session goes, the more conduction will happen in the chamber for bigger clouds through hybrid heating. If you want more convection heating, stick to on-demand mode, or for more hybrid heating, stick to session mode. With the up and down arrows, you’ll be able to set the temperature between 200F and 440F, whereas above 420F the device will display WAX MODE to prevent you from accidentally combusting your chamber.

airvape legacy pro heating system
Microdosing disk (top left), 0.3g gold chamber, dab tool + battery door, owner’s manual QR code

Is the AirVape Legacy Pro portable?

With a matte black finish from the leather with gloss gold accents on the front face, this is easily one of the best-looking dry herb vapes on the market. Because of the design with an opening door and jutting out mouthpiece, I do wish there was some kind of protective case so that I could have a little peace of mind that it won’t break if I end up dropping it. It will be a bit more pocket friendly than the Mighty+ as it’s a few cm’s / inches smaller around all dimensions. It’s also a bit heavier for a portable vape, coming in at around 300 grams.

As I’d consider this a high-end device that might be a little fragile, I would try to only use it in a hard vape case like on the Stashlogix Silverton. One thing to know is that the ceramic mouthpiece is connected with a rubber gasket that is way too easy to remove. I can 100% see people often losing their mouthpiece by having it pop off while they take the vape out of their pocket. For this reason, you might want to keep the mouthpiece separate from the device, maybe in your vape case or wallet so that you don’t lose it.

airvape legacy pro portability

Suitable Substances

With a max temperature of 440 Fahrenheit / 227 Celsius and included concentrate pad insert, the Legacy Pro is more than capable of vaporizing low-temperature dabs like shatter. One thing to know is that it is really going to gunk up the whole system, so I’d recommend just picking up a separate dab pen or 510 battery if you are a heavy concentrate user.

AirVape Legacy Pro Vapor Quality

With improved airflow and screen filters, you’ll be able to take much larger inhales that can crank up the cloud production with the increased convection heating. For the on-demand heating mode, you’ll be able to get thick and flavorful clouds from any temperatures below 400 Fahrenheit. Overall, the airflow and flavor are quite similar to the Mighty+ despite the two vapes being very different from one another. I’d recommend against tamping down a very fine grind above 390F as you do run the risk of possible combustion due to the powerful convection airflow heating which will drive up the temperature with longer inhales.

If flavor is important to you, I’d recommend running a very low temperature of around 315 Fahrenheit so that you can still taste your terpenes. On 380 Fahrenheit, you’re going to get massive clouds but lose out on most of your dry herb flavor. In terms of performance, I’d say that the Legacy Pro hits quite similar on lower temperatures to the Arizer Air Max, but the AirVape has much faster heating.

airvape legacy pro vapor quality

Swappable 3200mAh battery

With a USB-C charging port and swappable 18650 3200mAh battery, there is a lot to love about the upgrades made in the battery category. As a rule of thumb, any vape battery above 3000mAh will last around an hour and a half. While the AirVape Legacy Pro does focus a lot of energy on ultra-fast heating, this number is a bit below that but swappable means it’s not that big of a problem. To swap the battery, just open the lid door, and then you’ll see the silver latch which you can pull to reveal the battery. As of right now, an additional battery from the manufacturer will cost you about $25 USD. However, we tested an Arizer ArGo battery and it worked just fine as a 3400mAh replacement. Also, be sure to check out the wireless charging if you have a dock at home.

airvape legacy pro battery

AirVape Legacy vs AirVape Legacy Pro

Compared to the original AirVape Legacy, the two years they spent upgrading the original seem to have been well spent. The on-demand heating and overall heat-up time have been greatly improved in combination with the better airflow meaning you’ll be able to extract your bowls much quicker. The temperature tends to run a little hot compared to the original Legacy, so definitely just use a medium grind to keep the airflow working its best and also to prevent combustion.

How to use the AirVape Legacy Pro?

The AirVape Legacy Pro uses an oven door, so you’ll first start your session by cracking it open and loading about 0.3g of a medium grind into the oven. On the top side of the door, you can choose to extend the compacter which tries to function like a DaVinci IQC oven pearl that compresses your herb down for a better roast. Make sure you don’t have it overly extended if it’s not compressing anything as it will rattle. It’s also a bit annoying because you don’t know if it’s working or not when the oven door is shut. Besides that small issue, there are no other glaring issues about the vape.

To turn the vape on, just press the power button three times, and then swap between session and on-demand modes by pressing the up and down arrows. In session mode, adjust the session timer by clicking the up and power buttons, and in on-demand mode, just press and hold power to begin the device’s heating.

As there is an included pick tool on the inside of the vape, you’ll easily be able to knock out your bowl after you are done your session even though it might still be a little hot, and then just sprinkle in your next session into the chamber. In the future, I’d like to see some dosing capsules so that chamber reloading is even more of a breeze. One nice tip that we’ve come across thanks to u/fcpgh420 is to use the loading funnel from the VapMan to make loading the chamber a lot easier.

airvape legacy pro how to use

Recommended Accessories

Although there is a water pipe adapter, it’s not the best due to the shape of the mouthpiece. In my opinion, you can get just as good results by using the DynaVap Fat Mouthpiece which you can bend over the mouthpiece to use it as a 14mm adapter for just a few dollars with a bong like the 14mm globe bubbler. In future iterations, I believe that the WPA should be a separate mouthpiece that you can just swap out for the original. When using it with a bubbler, you’ll want to hold onto the vape to make sure that it doesn’t fall off if it’s off-balance. The nice thing is that the natural cooling occurring in the airpath is more than enough to satisfy and since the airflow is so nice, it doesn’t necessarily need a bong for additional cooling.

Another thing that might be useful is a custom loading funnel that would prevent your dry herb from going everywhere if you miss the bowl. If you own a funnel for your Mighty or Crafty, it should fit this chamber as well.

airvape legacy pro accessories

How to Clean the AirVape Legacy Pro?

Based on our experience, a cotton cleaning wipe is the best accessory due to them being only 70% isopropyl alcohol. There are several rubber gaskets that I wouldn’t feel comfortable using 99% isopropyl alcohol on. After a session, some of your ABV is going to be flying everywhere and will get stuck on the door and hinges, so It’s a good idea to have the included brush on hand to knock off debris.

The main part to keep clean is the filter beside the chamber as you’ll have resin and dry herb clumps building up quite quickly.

airvape legacy pro how to clean

Warranty

There is a limited lifetime warranty that you can read here: https://airvapeusa.com/pages/warranty-registration – Each case will be taken individually, and you’ll want to make sure that it’s a defect you’re bringing forwards, not accidental damage.

AirVape Legacy Pro Review Conclusion

I believe the AirVape Legacy Pro has the capability to dethrone the Tinymight as the most powerful portable on-demand vaporizer. The vapor production is top-notch and the design is sleek and well thought out. My only real complaint would be that the vapor runs a little hot to the point where even 315 Fahrenheit (157 Celsius) was a little hot on the throat. If they come out with a better mouthpiece design and dosing capsules, I’m going to go ahead and call that this has great potential in the portable dry herb vaporizer category!

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Airvape Legacy Pro Review
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Airvape Legacy Pro Review
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The AirVape Legacy Pro with hybrid heating, gold and glass air paths, and an on-demand mode . Learn more.
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