The Ascent by Da Vinci is quite an impressive piece. It has a sleek, eye-catching design that's almost sure to be a topic of conversation. One of the first things I noticed about it during my many hours spent investigating its capabilities was the weight. It felt heavy in my hands, which is something I actually prefer. Generally speaking with these kinds of products, if it's lightweight, it's probably cheaply made. The Ascent feels nice and sturdy, like you've just purchased something made to work. But at the same time, it's not so bulky that it'd be a hassle to take on the go. It's designed for portability and built to last.
I was also pleased with the quality of the materials used in its construction. For instance, the all-glass vapor pathway, and glass mouthpiece that extends out from the top of the unit, both of which provide that smooth, authentic glass feel. Right next to/below it is the digital temperature display—a much-coveted feature in the portable vaporizer industry. Not only is it striking in appearance, but it's the most convenient, useful feature a portable vape can have. Once the unit is turned on, the temperature can be adjusted up to 430 degrees F using the three-button user interface and the OLED screen itself.
One very slight downside to the Ascent is the manner in which the contents of the heating chamber must be changed and re-packed. It's only a minor inconvenience when considering everything else, but it can nonetheless be awkward since it doesn't stand on its own and the unit must be held vertically with the chamber open in order to be loaded.
The Ascent handles ground up herb fantastically, but can also be used with hash and oil cartridges. The flavor it delivers is clear and satisfying. When all is said and done, what matters is the vaping experience, and the Ascent by Da Vinci certainly delivers an enjoyable one. On top of that, it's well-priced for a good quality, high-end portable vaporizer, at $249. You can get the Ascent or any other vaporzing materials and accessories at Vapor Nation. This is undoubtedly a must-have addition to any herb connoisseur's essential gear.