Small, discreet and affordable, the Atmos Transporter delivers a pure taste in a vaporizer that’s easy to clean and maintain. While we’ve reviewed our fair share of portable vaporizers, we like the Transporter’s ease of use and vapor quality. Sure, it’s not a perfect vaporizer, but it’s a great option for both beginners and experienced users.
How Does the Atmos Transporter Work?
What sets the Transporter apart from the competition is that it’s a true dry herb vaporizer. There are exposed heating coils – the heating element is built into the vaporizer. The built-in design eliminates the risk of combustion, which is a serious problem with a lot of portable vaporizers.
The embedded heating chamber is constructed with high-grade ceramic, so it delivers pure, delicious vapor every time.
As far as aesthetics go, the Transporter has a flask-like design, which makes it a little more discreet. No one will be able to tell that you’re carrying around a vaporizer.
Its contoured design means that this vaporizer fits comfortably in your hand, and you can easily carry it around in your pocket, backpack or purse. It’s thinner than other Atmos vaporizers, which makes it far more transportable.[alert-note]The exterior features an anodized shell that’s scratch resistant, so your vaporizer looks great even after extended use.[/alert-note]
The heating chamber sits on the bottom of the vaporizer, which means you can pack the bowl a little bit tighter. With other Atmos vaporizers, the heating chamber actually sits beneath the mouthpiece, which can cause issues with airflow restriction if you pack it too tightly. Having the chamber on the bottom minimizes the problem, which means you can enjoy slightly longer sessions.
The Transporter will give you between 1-2 hours use with a 3-hour recharging time. You can still use the vaporizer while it’s charging as long as the battery isn’t completely dead. The battery is one of our favorite features as the 2 hour charge is more than enough for a few days worth of use for most medical patients.
The Transporter’s simple and easy-to-use design is part of what makes it so appealing, but one minor drawback is that you can’t adjust the temperature. There’s one setting, and while there’s no risk of combustion, you will find that the draw is a bit hot at times.
If you prefer the option of customizing your vaporizing experience, the Transporter may not be the best option for you. But keep in mind that the temperature is just right for most herbs, and there’s no danger of combustion.
Heat-up time is quick – about 45 seconds to a minute.
Easy to Use
One of the great things about the Transporter is that it’s so easy to use. The longest part of the process is packing the heating chamber.
But once you’re loaded up, all you have to do is press the power button on the front of the vaporizer five times in quick succession. This powers up the Transporter. Next, hold the power button down for five seconds, and the device will start heating up.
The power button will glow red at first until it’s heated up. Once the light turns green, you’re good to go.
And when you’re ready to turn it off, just press the power button five times in a row to shut it down.
To get to the mouthpiece, you’ll need to unscrew the cap at the top of the vaporizer. The cap adds to the flask-like design, but it also protects the mouthpiece while keeping it clean.
Packing the chamber is easy, too. The chamber lid is situated on the bottom of the vaporizer, and it swivels out to the side for easy loading.
Just like any other vaporizer, you’ll need to clean the Transporter from time to time just to preserve the vapor’s clean taste. Cleaning is easy, and Atmos does include a brush to make the job easier.
After every few sessions, just use the brush to (carefully) wipe down the heating chamber and clean out the mouthpiece. Cleaning takes less than two minutes, and you don’t have to do it quite as often as you do with other portable vaporizers.
An Affordable Vaporizer
With a robust design, the Transporter offers great value for the money. The embedded ceramic heat chamber prevents combustion while heating the herb evenly for a great vaping experience. It’s easy to use and maintain, and it’s small enough to fit in your pocket.
Other portable vaporizers with similar features can cost upwards of $200 or more, but Atmos manages to offer the Transporter at a more attractive price point simply by keeping things simple. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re an experienced user on a tight budget, the Transporter is a great option for – well, anyone.
The Bottom Line
The Atmos Transporter is easy to use, produces great quality vapor and comes at an affordable price. While it’s not perfect (there are no temperature settings, and the vapor can be on the harsh side at times), it’s an excellent option for anyone who is just getting started or looking for a budget-friendly vaporizer to take on the go.
The Transporter’s efficient design and ceramic chamber ensure that your herbs are heated evenly for smooth, rich vapor. And because the heating chamber is on the bottom of the device, you can pack it a little bit tighter for longer sessions.
As one of the only true dry-herb portable vaporizers out there, the Transporter’s value is hard to beat, and you won’t be disappointed by the vaping experience.
Atmos Transporter Review
- Vapor Quality - 8/108/10
- Portability - 8/108/10
- Value - 9/109/10
A budget friendly portable vape that is a great starting point for those just entering the vape world. Not going to blow you away quality wise, but it is very good at this price point or for those that want a no frills, dependable vaporizer.