As the saying goes, “good things come in small packages.” In this review, we’ll be putting one of the smallest portable vaporizers from Atmos to the test and we’ll evaluate this tiny trinket in terms of performance and of course portability. We’ll judge it using these simple criteria.
Join me as I turn the spotlight to the newest multi-functional vaporizer from Atmos, the Micro Pal Vaporizer.
Why Portable Vaporizers
Portability has been the name of the game for most vaporizers these past few years. The demand for lightweight and pocket-friendly units grow steadily as more and more consumers appreciate mobility and the convenience of a compact, handheld device. Almost all the vaporizer manufacturer I know of has an iteration of a transportable unit of some kind. Why not? Portable vaporizers have a more personal approach to consumers and offer various customization options that are geared towards a tailor-fit experience.
Like most vape enthusiasts, I, myself, love how portable vaporizers work. They’re simple, compact, and best of all they’re easy to carry around unlike their desktop counterparts. It’s a must-have in your vaping arsenal. That’s what’s great about portable vaping, the options are somewhat limitless and your personal preference play a huge role in your experience. You get that individual vibe and you’re not restricted to the rather limited models and variations of desktop devices. Sure they’re big on power but it comes with a price. With that having said, It’s good to bear in mind that portable vaporizers are cheaper than desktop rigs. I find that I get the most out of my money when using portable units, I go out a lot and I just couldn't roam around lugging my heavy desktop vaporizer with me. It’s just built for indoor use, though they’re great for demanding group sessions, it’s not every day my friends come around to vape with me. Value wise, portable vaporizers are better for people like me who are always on their feet.
Portable Vaporizer Basics
Size -- I’ve tried several portable vaporizers, I’m no expert, but I’ve noticed that most portable devices you’ll find on today’s market measure at around 4 inches. It seems to be the perfect dimension for portable devices to fit comfortably in your hands. It’s like the standard for basic portable units, so you’d imagine my surprise to see a portable vaporizer almost half the normal size. The Atmos Micro Pal stands at about 2.38 inches tall and 0.67 inches wide. It’s small even for someone born with hobbit-sized hands like me. A portable vaporizer should be to carry. I honestly prefer to keep them in my pocket rather than to carry it in a pouch or in my bag, it sort of defeats the purpose of portability if you’d have to bring a bag with you just to carry your vaporizer around. The Atmos Micro Pal slides right in and can be taken around without the unnecessary bulk.
Though it seems like the Micro Pal already earned a gold medal right off the bat, I wouldn’t give it much credit without trying it out for myself.
Ergonomics -- One of the things I look for in portable vaporizers is the overall feel since the vaporizer will spend most of its time in my hand especially when I’m using it. Ergonomics play a huge role in this category and it’s something you’d have to give much thought if you don’t want to be stuck with a vaporizer that gives off an awkward grip. The Atmos Micro Pal surprisingly feels comfortable to hold. Its contoured edges fit perfectly well in the middle of my thumb and my index finger, the radial crease between these two fingers seems to accept the Micro Pal with ease. The mouthpiece stands up perfectly well without my hands obstructing it. The single-control button is perfectly placed so that my index finger can easily tap it without difficulty. For its size, the Atmos Micro Pal measures up pretty well against other portable vaporizers in its class.
Pocket-Friendly -- Finally, you would probably expect a portable vaporizer with this kind of design and build quality to break the bank right? Surprisingly, the Micro Pal retails reasonably well. You could literally save money that you could use later on for materials, which is why I’d strongly recommend buying this portable vaporizer especially for cost-conscious consumers and everyday users like me. It’s affordable and with comes with good quality.
Overall, in terms of portability, the Atmos Micro Pal is by far the best portable vaporizer I’ve used. It checks all the boxes and offers unparalleled convenience for on-the-go vaping. It also features a mixture of matte and glossy black finish making it one of the most discreet portable vaporizers around. What I loved about it the most is that I can easily conceal it inside the palm of my hands. The Atmos Micro Pal surely stays true to its name.
The Micro Pal Performance
Now that we’ve seen how the Micro Pal fares in terms of portability, we’ll try it out and evaluate its performance when it comes to vaporizing your select materials. It’s good to bear in mind that the Micro Pal is capable of vaporizing both wax and liquid concentrates.
Because of its size, you can only load a fair amount of wax material, though, for oil concentrates, its magnetic connection is conveniently compatible with most 510 threaded refillable and pre-filled cartridges. The amount of oil concentrate you can use may vary with the type of cartridge you’re using. I must say that the magnetic connections allow fast and easy removal and replacement, making reloading the Micro Pal in between sessions a breeze. The battery offers variable voltage settings so you can toggle between different levels to suit the material you’re using.
In terms of vaporizing wax and oil concentrates, the various voltage settings yield different results and provide varying cloud production.
Overall, the Atmos Micro Pal Kit delivers decent cloud production and features outstanding features and design. Who else can you trust in making portable units that the company who first secured the patent for a portable pen vaporizer? Atmos remains in the forefront of vaporizer innovation shows us why with the Atmos Micro Pal.
The Micro Pal Kit includes basic vaping essentials to get you started.
- 400mAh Micro Pal Battery
- Quartz Crystal Heating Chamber
- Magnetic 510 Cartridge Adapter
- Micro-USB Charger