AtmosRAW Vaporizer Pen (AtmosRx) + NEW Atmos R2

Update: Atmos has a new version of this pen now called the R2, check out my full review video:

The R2 is kinda similar to the original AtmosRAW but it’s also pretty different in more ways than one.

It’s definitely a bit larger, almost too big to be considered a normal vape pen in my opinion. It has a very similar snake-like coil at the bottom of the heating chamber but the chamber itself is different, they call it “anodized” and it has a polished look to it as opposed to the ceramic lining of the Rx.

It’s also freakishly bright for a vaporizer, I would almost consider it a mini flashlight.

Definitely check out my top picks for best vape pens before buying one of these, there are way better options out there.

Below is my original review of the first version of this vape:

AtmosRAW Vaporizer Ok so the situation with the AtmosRAW is a little more complex than the other vapes I’ve reviewed.

Originally, Atmos shipped these out to everybody with it combusting herbs and performing like an electronic pipe, not a vaporizer.

Then after receiving complaints, they started offering a glass honeycomb screen piece to anyone who asked for it, to insert into the heating chamber in an effort to prevent combustion.

I had them send me one to try, but unfortunately this glass screen did not work very well and I wasn’t satisfied with the results. I also tried taking out the spring inside the heating chamber to see if it would help, but unfortunately it didn’t.

*Update: Atmos started providing a newer glass screen piece that is very similar to the honeycomb screen I show in my video, just with fewer holes in it. I tried the new piece but experienced very similar results, so my stance on this product is still the same. It’s a cool device, just not for true vaporizing.

*Update 2: I also tried using it with two of those glass screens, which Atmos started recommending, but it didn’t help the situation. Using 2 filters helps avoid combustion but also prevents any vapor from being produced, so it’s sort of pointless. And just as a side note, those tiny glass pieces are extremely easy to lose when you’re emptying your chamber.

Most people who get this vape use it with concentrates, as it’s actually pretty convenient for that and it works well with it. As I mentioned earlier it works good as an electronic pipe but I do not recommend getting this if you’re looking to truly vaporize your material.

Stay up!

Video transcription:

Sup guys, this is my updated review of the Atmos Raw vaporizer, and I’m making this second video because there’s been some new developments with this product and there were a few questions left unanswered after the first one.

So if you’re thinking about buying one of these there’s a few things you need to know.

The manufacturer of the Atmos Raw kind of messed up in my opinion when they released this device and ended up causing a lot of confusion for everybody.

Basically, the way that Atmos ships these units out, you will combust your herbs and smoke will be coming out if you use it the way it comes and follow their directions. They will plainly admit that they do not include a screen inside the chamber, if you have one with a screen it was added by someone else.

Note: this is true as of the time I’m making this video, but I expect them to produce and include a proper chamber screen sometime in the near future if they know what’s good for them.

So, you are told to fill this heating chamber with your herbs, screw in this chamber connector piece, and then press the power button to engage the heating coil located at the bottom of the heating chamber.

Doing this basically makes your device perform like an electronic pipe, even though they call it a vaporizer.

To actually get the AtmosRaw to produce vapor, you need to add parts to the heating chamber that are not included in the retail packaging.

Now this is where things get even more confusing…

I have contacted Atmos about this issue, and what they did was mail me this glass honeycomb screen piece to put in the bottom of the chamber… this little piece was their solution to the problem, and they will admit that this piece was not normally included (at least when I bought mine it wasn’t).

After testing this new piece they gave me to put in my heating chamber, to try and stop the herbs from combusting, I am still not satisfied with the way this thing performs as a vaporizer.

I was able to get a tiny bit of vapor with this piece installed, but my draws would go from very light vapor to straight smoke in a matter of a second, I still got combustion just by following the directions they gave me. If you hold down the power button for too short a time, you only get extremely light vapor, but then if you hold it down too long you get combustion. It is very difficult to find a happy medium.

It’s also not a very practical solution, because it is very tiny and can be lost very easily. Every time you empty your chamber this piece will fall out.

Now to show you that it did in fact combust, even with this glass screen piece installed, this is a magnified view of the spent herbs.

In case you are not familiar with what vaped herbs normally look like, this was a picture taken from herbs in the Volcano, this one’s from the Extreme-Q, this one’s from the NO2, this one is from the Launch Box… and again this is what came out of the Atmos Raw, with the screen piece installed that Atmos themselves told me would work.

Now what is happening is some stores are realizing that this thing is not a true vaporizer out-of-the-box, and they started installing screens inside the heating chambers themselves before they sell somebody one.

That’s why you may have seen some people saying that they did receive theirs with a screen installed and that they do get vapor when they take draws.

They are actually using modified devices to get the desired performance, which is why it is very weird that Atmos would call this device a vaporizer and release it to the public performing the way that it does.

Now I still haven’t figured out exactly what kind of screen actually works, or what kind of screen is being modified to fit in this thing, but I can show you one other thing that I tried.

Even though I wasn’t thrilled about ghetto-rigging my device, I went ahead and modified a few screens I had laying around to try to see what kind of vapor I could get this thing to produce.

The best I could do with the parts I had was this thing, and while my herbs did not combust with this screen installed in the chamber I also could not get it to produce any worthwhile vapor… I’m guessing this one doesn’t go down far enough or isn’t flat enough on the bottom or somethin…

I also didn’t want to try and force this screen farther down cus you could damage the chamber if you’re not really careful, it’s ceramic inside there, and you could see that my edges started to chip a little bit when I was trying to get this to fit.

I know that some people have screens that fit better than this one and go farther down the chamber and I’ve seen them get decent vapor from this, so I’m going to keep trying different parts until I find something that works better.

I’m sure that sometime soon an official screen piece will be offered that will fit in here properly, it just hasn’t happened yet as of the time I made this video, and this device came out months ago. So hopefully Atmos gets their act together.

Now in case you haven’t seen my first video, I actually like using this thing anyway, the way that it comes, and find it very handy, but that’s because I don’t vape 100% of the time.

Most people looking to buy this are looking for a good portable vaporizer, and as The Vape Critic I am supposed to be reporting on actual vaporizers, so I hope you understand my thoughts on this device given my position.

I think it is a really cool product, and it has the potential to produce actual vapor with modifications, but you really shouldn’t have to modify your device or get extra parts for it after you buy it… if they’re going to call it a vaporizer it needs to produce vapor for everybody right out of the box.

So despite the complex situation with this one, the reasons I like it are that it’s nice and small, it’s very easy to use, and the battery lasts a very long time. I’ve been getting 60+ draws off each charge.

If you are someone like me who doesn’t vaporize 100% of the time, I think that you would probably enjoy this and get good use out of it.

If you really like how this thing looks and you’re willing to put in some work to get it to produce real vapor, or you’re confident they’ll come out with a perfect-fitting screen soon, it might be worth grabbing one.

If you do decide to get one I put in the link in the description to the store I recommend you go to, there’s some great guys over there that are very helpful and customer-oriented, so check them out.

Otherwise if you wanna learn some more about other vapes and watch a few more videos, check out my website

Aight so that’s gonna wrap it up, thanks for watchin and stay up.

This is my original, original review:

Video transcription:

In this video I’m going to show you about the Atmos RAW Vaporizer, including everything I like and don’t like about it. Generally I think this is a pretty cool device. I actually really like it, but unfortunately it has one major flaw, and that is that it’s not really a vaporizer. I’m going to show you exactly what I mean and explain why.

First, let me explain what’s cool about this thing and why you might like it. I think that it looks pretty cool. It’s pretty sleek, it’s not very heavy, and it feels good to hold. It’s not tiny but it’s definitely not that large. This is what it looks like compared to the Magic Flight Launch Box.

The next thing that I like is that it’s super-easy to use. Once you get it packed and ready to go, all you have to do is hold down the power button right on the front here and the blue light on the tip goes on. The way that you’re supposed use this thing is you first hold down the button, and the manual recommends to hold it down for about two seconds and I found that works pretty well. Hold it down for about two to three seconds. Start taking your draw while you still hold the button down, and then after about five seconds you can let the button go. Not only is it simple and easy to use but it is also very quick, meaning that it heats up and cools down in a couple of seconds.

Those are those things that are cool about it. It’s definitely a cool little device if you’re looking for something to carry around with you or just stick in your pocket. One more thing I want to mention about it is that the battery life is pretty good. You can get quite a few draws off of a full charge.

The major thing that’s wrong with this device, like I mentioned in the beginning, is that it’s not really a true vaporizer because it combusts the herbs. The reason it combusts the herbs is because you’re actually supposed to pack them directly on top of the metal heating element or the coils at the bottom of the chamber. If you’re not familiar with vaporizing, the whole idea is to heat your herbs with the hot air only and to avoid any direct contact with the heating elements so that there is no combustion and it doesn’t burn the herbs. But with the way this thing comes out of the box, there’s really no way to avoid your stuff getting burned. I’m going to take it apart to show why.

This thing can come apart into a few pieces. The big piece in the front here, this is the battery, this is the part that you put into the charger to plug into the wall to charge up. It says to charge it for six hours when you first get it just to train the battery, and then two hours should give you a full charge after that.

This next piece is the ceramic heating chamber and this is the main piece that you put your herbs in. I’m going to unscrew it. This is where things get interesting. In this heating chamber, you can’t see it too well with the camera, on the inside it’s lined with ceramic. But then at the bottom of the chamber there’s a metal coil. That’s the heating element that gets hot when you engage the battery.

To show you exactly what I’m talking about I actually just screwed the battery back on real fast so that I can engage the heating element and show you how it starts glowing down there. That’s the heating element that you put your herbs right on top of. They don’t include any part or anything to suspend the herbs away from the coil so that it doesn’t touch it.

In this next piece here, the chamber connector, it has this spring sticking out. You are technically supposed to put this right into your herbs after you pack it, push it in and screw it closed. It’s a little weird. It threw me off at first because I really didn’t expect to actually stick the spring right into the herbs, and it seemed a little weird. If you read through the manual it does say that you can take this spring out, use it without the spring. I tried it but I didn’t really see any difference because the herbs still combusted, they still got burned because there’s really no way to avoid them getting down there.

One of the ways that I think they could have made this better, and I don’t know, if someone there comes across this video, maybe this is something you guys could make for us, but it seems like there needs to be an extra part here to help suspend the herbs at least a few millimeters above the coils so that there’s not direct contact. I couldn’t find anything I had that would exactly do, this but this thing seems pretty close.

This is a screen from an Extreme Q Vaporizer. It’s definitely not the perfect size and it doesn’t fit in there, it’s a little too large, but the idea of this would work in here. Maybe if there was a piece like this, a screen, that could slide into here and fit in and not go all the way down to the bottom, it would sit a few millimeters above the coils, it would create a little bit of space for the hot air to transfer over and vape the herbs instead of burning them or combusting them. I think something like this might work.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a piece like this as of the time I’m making this video, so I can’t really recommend this to you guys as a true vaporizer. Don’t get me wrong. I still think it’s cool and I like it and I’m going to use it, but I know for some people they can’t have their herbs combusting at all and they definitely need it to vaporize only, so this thing wouldn’t be for you, at least for the time being.

There’s actually one more piece, the chamber connector piece. It actually pulls apart from the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is rubber and it has a little ceramic insert. Just be careful, because inside the chamber connector there’s a little tiny screen. It’s actually a pretty important piece because it’s what prevents your herbs from going up and contacting the ceramic mouthpiece. This little screen in here can easily fall out. It’s not held in by anything so just make sure you don’t lose it because it does only come with one.

So these are all the parts to this thing. I’m going to put it back together because there are a few more things I want to mention. The chamber itself is not tiny but it’s really not that big, either. For me, packing it about three-quarters of the way full, I was able to consistently get between three and six decent draws per packing, which isn’t bad, but it’s really only enough for one person.

I’m not going to totally knock this thing because it is kind of cool. Like I said, I do like it. It is very convenient and I really like how fast it is, but obviously if they could come out with some kind of fix, at least, or something to turn it into an actually vaporizer, that would make it even better.

If you think you might be interested in getting one of these, in the description I put a link to the store that I got mine from, which is definitely where I recommend you go if you want to buy vapes online. It’s a really safe store. They’re an authorized dealer for all the vapes they sell and the customer service is awesome. If you considering buying any vape stuff online, definitely check them out. Thanks for watching, stay up, and I’ll see you soon.

Share Your Thoughts!

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  1. Travis navarro says:

    Did u ever recieve the new screen if so did it work and how can I get one, now I’m now a big vaporizer person or combust person I get started for medication and don’t know a lot just heard it Healther to vape so please let me know ur thoughts

    • Bud Bud says:

      Hey man, I didn’t receive the new screen piece yet but I should have it within the next few days. Once I try it out I’ll put up a new video showing if it works or not, hopefully sometime next week.

      Did you already buy the AtmosRaw or you still deciding which vape would be best?

      • Dave says:

        eh man did you get the oil attachment with it as well?
        I own one and I got the oil attachment just tried to use it and I’m unsure what they are trying to do there’s basically no way to get your oil inside the chamber unless you get it all over and waste your medicine, was at the hemp expo in Toronto when I got it and the guy selling it said it was easy as just dripping it in with your glass dabber I feel very disappointed and was just looking for an answer to this question
        can you figure it out and post a video lol
        or let me know n e way =)

        • Bud Bud says:

          Sup man naw I actually didn’t get the oil attachment for mine and I don’t know too much about it.

          Based on what I know about the Atmos though I def believe what you’re sayin, it feels like they didn’t think everything through enough.

          If I end up getting one to try out or if I find out more info about it I’ll def post an update.

          Stay up!

          • jason says:

            I purchased an atmosraw a little over a month ago, my heating chamber was sucking air i called to get it replaced, they never mentioned anything about offering glass screens. I bought a 3 pack of glass screens. I called them back to ask them way they didnt offer the glass screens , they told me it was the company i purchased it from (zero gravity) fault for not giving me one. I asked who fault was it that i paid 150$ for a vaporizer and i got an electronic pipe. Zero gravity sells them for cheaper then does, i believe its because the know they product is BS. With or without the glass screen the atmosraw does not do what it claims to do. I do not believe i should have to make a screen that cuts down half of my heating chamber to get the product to do what they sold it to do.
            The atmosraw is a cool electronic pipe, but hey i am not to lazy to use a lighter. If i wonted a pipe i would have bought a pipe, but i bought a vaporizer. I would not recomened this product to anyone, unless u are someone who cannot keep up with a lighter. Save yourself about 120$ and just buy a pipe and a lighter, atleast then you will buy a products that does what it expose to do.

          • Anonymous says:

            my buddy has one and he actually uses a syringe to insert the oil inside the chamber… hope that helps

          • Allyssa says:

            You have to use a syringe to get the oil in the cartridge. There are clubs you can get pre-loaded syringes at. Atmos raw sells squeeze bottles with syringe tips too. The liquid oil attachment works well. I enjoy it, but it does work better when it has more than 1/2 gram of concentrate in it.

    • Mike says:

      i bought the atmos also which did not have the additional screen. but i just bought some brass pipe screens and fit one in there safely and securely. it works. it dose not combust my herbs. the only downfall is its not a perfect fit to the chamber so i cant put a good amount of herbs in there. im still waiting to hear back from atmos about the screen. but im alright for now. lol

      • Anonymous says:

        I was weary at first as well.
        If you put your blend on top of heating element, it burns and combust. If you use a small brass screen like mentioned above it works great.
        To get better hits, bypass the auto shut off by releasing Power before it shuts off and immediately press again. After about 4-5 times you’ll get great hits.
        The only drawback is the 9 sec shutoff which I’ve learned how to get around. 9sec hits just aren’t long enough. So keep pressing and release the power button within the 9 seconds!

      • Anonymous says:

        I just order the atmos raw got a pretty good deal so I figured it would be worth a try, I also ordered some screens that fit my vapir n02 that I have seen some others on YouTube use in their atmos raw its supposed to completely fix the combustion issue and they fit awesome cux they are shaped for the n02. So I’m petty stoked to get my order in!

    • laurie says:

      I LOVE MY DOPE PEN :-) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I smoke for the relief of chronic pain and I was feeling bad about the damage that my body, particularly my lungs, was suffering from my habit. I purchased this pen a month ago and it has quickly become my favorite thing ever in my history of favorite things! I LOVE THIS THING! You can even charge it on your laptop. I am giving this wonderful invention to every one of my pot-smoking friends.

      I am going to be the ‘favorite aunt’ again :-) !

      • Vahawk says:

        I just bought one today and just used it for the first time Seemed cool ,but it was billed to me as a vaporizer. It seemed to hit pretty well, but there was a fair amount of smoke involved. Anyway – It’s seems to be working. :)

    • Jason says:

      Is the atmos raw and the atmos rx the same thing?

  2. Travis navarro says:

    Yea I got the atmos vaporizer or what ever it is lol but i needed something that was really protable and didn’t make a huge difference if was a true vape and this was the best thing I found, do u know of anything else

  3. Travis navarro says:

    I called atmos and they said if u buy ur device directly from them then the screen should be with which I did so I’ll let u know

  4. Travis says:

    Hey I got my atmos and I did not get the screen I guess atmos is not the ones making the screens. Also I did find the atmos does burn that the end of the bowl but still think its a pretty good product and am hoping the screens do the trick

  5. Bud Bud says:

    Hey guys I’ll be posting a new review video tomorrow now that I’ve had some time to test out the glass screen piece Atmos is mailing out.

  6. Mat says:

    I asked for a screen. But it sucks!

    • Bud Bud says:

      Yea man I hear ya, I wish they would get their act together. Did they send you the same glass honeycomb screen that they sent me?

      I’ve heard that Vapir NO2 screens fit pretty good in here, so I ordered some extra ones to try it out, and in a few days I should have a verdict on how well it produces vapor.

      • Bud Bud says:

        Welp, I tried the NO2 screens and they fit very well inside the herb chamber, but the unit still wouldn’t produce good, consistent vapor for me.

        I still like the Atmos but it’s not a good vaporizer, so if you’re looking to buy a good portable vape you’ll be better off with a Launch Box or Arizer Solo.

        EDIT 3/17/14: There are now a bunch of good portables to choose from, check out this post here.

  7. Bill Howard says:

    I have the ATMOS raw and the stratus both of these devices are truly trash
    Neither one is truly a vaporizer the herb material touches heatng element this causes instant combustion
    I bought my product the raw directly from ATMOS website it says customer satisfaction guaranteed when I told them that it’s not working that it’s not good they said can we send you a replacement mouthpiece to make you happy
    The Stratus that supposedly Vapes cartridges by organica labs contains vegetable oil and hardly any extract
    They say that they’re good for 200 puffs
    I tried five and they’re barely good for 50 then they taste like burning paper
    I would rate this product 00000

    • jason says:

      Yeap save ur money and buy a pipe and a lighter, it will do the samething that the atmosraw does. How can they sell a product as a vaporizer and it is an electronic pipe. Will never purchase nor recommened this product to anyone. I wont my money back for false advertisement.

      • Tom Green says:

        Atmos products are horrible indeed. I used my pen literally once and it stopped working. I contacted them, they have me tips on how to get it to work again. After failed attempts, they just ignore my emails now. I spent my money to use the pen once. Definitely wont be buying products from this company again haha. My fault for not reading reviews first.

  8. Gman says:

    Battery life ?? My new atmos only allows me to take about 6 or 7 draws and that’s it – seems like when I go to empty the chamber and refill it won’t relight. Anyone else having this issue?

    • Bud Bud says:

      Sounds like it might be defective, I would contact Atmos.

      The first time I charged mine up I got 60-70 draws before it finally died.

  9. Lance says:

    Do not buy a launch box, they suck. I had two different units, and neither would vaporize my medication at all. Has anyone tried the Optimus attachment for the Atmos (the refillable vials for oil and concentrates)?

    • Anonymous says:

      You’re doing it wrong!

      • microbreaks says:

        either it is defective(which flight box’s are well made and is probably ok) or i agree with anonymous.. ..try drawing slow. the ebattery being pushed in is the “on button” and is hard to press in…(really the magic flight box’s only negative aspect in my mind) make sure you see the element light up red hot underneath the trough before drawing…..i can compare the magic flightbox vapor to my davinci vapor…..there is a learning curve with most vapes. i also have the herbal air table top unit with triple bag setup :)…………reason i am here is because i recently bought a skunk stick vape pen which is strikingly the exact same as the came with two ceramic filters..i have not tried [herbs] in it yet but im expecting that getting the happy medium between no vape and combustion will be tricky… im sure i will end up only using this with concentrates… cheers

  10. Jaajajajah says:

    The oil attachment device for the atmos raw works very well, you unscrew the mouthpiece on it and fill with your liquid concentrate. The rescrew on and it seems to work very well, hits are big and solid. Go for the 3 pack it’s a better deal and once filled and used they might clog in the future or not be easy to clean. So yes they definitely work you just might need to dilute your smoking oil with some alcohol and glycerin which is what I did and it worked great just use a shot glass sitting in very hot water to do so then use a dropper or similiar to fill it up with.

  11. eric says:

    Bought the atmos the oil canister..fills up much easier than the others from what I read from reviews. Just wondering if any talk of making dry herb attatchment for it..kinda bummed to not see one on website or shops.

  12. Mary says:

    Hey, I am new to this whole vaporizer thing. I just bought a atmos Raw and haven’t used it yet. I was looking for some feedback on how to use it and found your page. I have a lung disease and was told by my doctor herbs would be good for me through a vaporizer. Any suggestions on a good relatively inexpensive vaporizer? It has to be a true vaporizer because if i smoke with my lung disease it wont be good at all, but there are true benefits to vaporizing with my disease. Any help would be great!? Thanks in advance.

    • Bud Bud says:

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks for your question.

      Will you be vaporizing mainly at home, or is portability a feature you require?

      • Mary says:

        At home. I bought the volcano but I can’t seem to create a haze in the bag, I was told it should be very milky smoke in the bag, what am I doing wrong?!

        • Bud Bud says:

          In my opinion you never really get very milky vapor with any vape, but the Volcano and the Plenty do produce the strongest that I’ve tried.

          If you find that the vapor is too light you can try leaving the herb chamber attached to the top for an extra minute or two before turning on the fan, to let the chamber preheat a little bit. Also, you can wait for the orange light to turn back on before turning on the fan, so that the heater is actively running while you fill up the balloon.

          Also, make sure your herbs are very finely ground up, as this will increase the surface area being heated and should increase the vapor density.

          Those steps usually help me get denser vapor, and if you’re still not satisfied you can try raising the temperature setting, but I wouldn’t really go past 7 or 8.

          • moracca says:

            try the ‘da buddha’ vaporizer. I think its very easy to use, and once loaded you can just draw on the glass mouthpiece/whip at any time, you don’t have to go through the process of loading up the volcano and filling the bag.

          • John says:

            I’ve been using my volcano for over 2 years now and love it. Bud, your advice is right on. I first let my vocanol cycle through the orange lights and then I put the herb chamber on an usually let it sit there for a few minutes and when I turn the fan on it immediately starts filling the bag with a good fog. I do two 18″ to 24″ bags every night. I usually take a toothpick and stir the herb after a couple bags and I can get a 3rd and sometimes a 4th bag out of one fill and that’s with only a half filled chamber. I have a Atmos FX and the liquid chamber attachent. It looks like I may not get what I hoped for but since I got both the FX & the additional chamber for about $75, it won’t be too big of loss if it doesn’t vape like I would like it to. I’ll report back when I get it. I just ordered it last night.

  13. atmosfan says:

    recently got the atmos raw in spite of the shakey reviews and was taken aback and the engineering marvel that it is. I was convinced to make it work! as my first vape or vape session ever, the learning curve was intense. After much trial and error and screen escapades and spring mods etc. i came to the conclussion that it gave only very weak vape or quickly turned to combustion! I did find that it worked perfect for a little square chunk of [concentrates] that fit snuggly down the chamber directly on the coil. After a while of settling for this i had an epiffany and thought to compress a little piece of flower by rolling it between my fingers till it was dense as the [concentrates] (no oxygen= no combustion) and found that this produced very nice vapor and greatly reduced the chanced of combustion. the compressed ball of flower has to be just big enough to roll down the chamber and the spring is used to keep constant pressure. 4-6 strong vape hits. YOU MUST REMEMBER that is can always be made to combust if too much is tried to be wrung out of it.

    also another great discovery was taking into account the simplicity of the design, and though electronic, the temp control needs to be achieved thru ‘manual modulation’ of the power button.

    with an empty chamber in the dark, press the power and count how long it takes to glow red. mine is 3-5 sec.

    if you never go ever 3-5 sec bursts then you dont combust.

    I do 3-5 sec preheat let up start draw and 3-5 sec burst with 1 sec between untill full vape is achieved.

    you need to go by flavor and stop short of the final hits that will combust if too dry


    • Anonymous says:

      It takes a open and persistent mind like yours to make these discoveries! I’ve been experimenting with my Atmos too, pollen, flower, [concentrates], trying to get a consistently strong hit, but haven’t tried this yet. I’m definitely going to try the ball method.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks for this review and the tips. What u said makes a lot of sense. u r the only one I trust.

  14. travis says:

    ok i just watched your 2nd video, what i do is i still put the glass piece and then i put the screen almost down to the screen and i vapes ok, but i have seen some videos with people using full melt in it, will this be ok to do?

  15. king says:

    I noticed on the Atmos website that the RAW now includes a mesh screen as well as the glass screen. Have you tried the mesh screen?

    • Bud Bud says:

      Yea the mesh screen was always included, it just prevents herbs from traveling up to the mouthpiece, doesn’t affect what goes on in the heating chamber. Overall this is not a good buy if you’re looking to actually vape.

  16. 420 herbsman HAWaii says:

    Hey aloha from hawaii,

    So I just ordered the oil attachments they are on the way. Ironically I have never used my atmos for smoking/vaping herb, only this [concentrate] I got. It actually works perfect with the ceramic heating element. I removed the entire metal coil, the mesh filter, and the weird multi-holled plastic thing on the mouth piece. Hold down button for 5 seconds and the oil begins to bubble (u can hear a little), then I just slowly inhale. Getting super fat rips off the atmos, super clean taste and not a burning smell. Never had any burning oil come up into my mouth either, by taking out those filters its a much bigger and nicer hit too. … Actually I tried once with just herb and it sucked ass. But if you have a lot of oil on hand this is hands down the best way to consume it. …. IMO ….

    • 420 herbsman HAWaii says:

      lol Im actually laughing and vaping my oil reading everyones frustration . TRUE STONERS IN HAWAII FIGURED IT OUT! hahahah, LOVE FROM THE 808 good luck!

      • Bud Bud says:

        Haha sup man thanks for posting, but you’re not vaping! I agree the atmos has its uses, like oils as you mentioned, but there’s no vaporization going on if ur using the standard heating chamber, it’s just a more convenient way of combusting the material, which is cool if that’s what ur into

        • Anonymous says:

          I have no problem with it vaping

          • Mary says:

            You work for AtmosRaw and are a liar.

          • nope says:

            false! I hate this thing! Plus, whomever markets it is an idiot because the oil attachment is for tinctures not for concentrates (thats why there is a wick to soak in a glycerine based product). Sorry not sorry. I will not sell these to my customers. they are junk!

  17. Bubbly says:

    This device isnt the best for herbs, but’s its amazing for [concentrates], especially bubble. AMAZING rips with bubble in the atmos.

  18. Martin Ycaza says:

    Wondering if you can do a review on a new atmos product called “Atmos Bullet Cartridge” its a dry herb attachment to any (most) atmos batteries. maybe its a better solution that this. thanks!!

  19. RJ says:

    Hi I have been researching about this vaporizer the whole week. I am plannign to get this for my birthday and my purpose is for my meds. Is there a smell when combustion occurs? I have seen in the website of Atmos and the Atmos Raw comes with a screen. What do you of it does? It help produce more dense vapors?

    • Bud Bud says:

      Sup RJ,

      The AtmosRAW is really just an electronic pipe, so there will be combustion inside the unit and it will smell like normal smoke.

      The screens that they include are useless in my opinion because while they do stop combustion from happening they do not make it produce good vapor.

  20. erik says:

    i just purchased the atmos stratus and i am wondering how to use it? does it come with the thc ingredients or how do i use it?? very confused!

  21. Mary says:

    For everyone who is interested, I am going to be setting up a class action lawsuit against AtmosRaw for false advertisement of this product. I can prove that it doesn’t truly work as a vaporizer, and it is actually and electronic pipe. I invite everyone who is ticked off to file an official complaint with the FTC. If they get enough, they will look into them and then see their horrible Customer Service. I don’t normally do this kind of stuff, but all I wanted was my money back and they wouldn’t give it to me…so now I do things my way. I have a lawyer, I have a contact at the FTC, and I have a lot of anger to power me through this process. I will pay thousands of dollars to see this company FALL TO THE GROUND IN PIECES.

    • Anonymous says:

      Mar. Roriguez,im down I recently bought is not what it says plain and simple ,

    • John Martin says:

      I thought I bought a vaporizer. This is not a vaporizer.
      I am calling tomorrow to complain.

    • Jeff says:

      This product is total BS and their customer nonservice department is appalling. 10 days to get an RMA number confirmation is the norm unless you call and wait several minutes to speak with a retard who has you attempt surgery on the unit. My unit was dead on arrival, does not heat at all after fully charging. Now I’m supposed to pay for return shipping and then give them $20.00 for their trouble. WTF? I have a successful class action (23ish million payout) against another foolish company over a bogus standard 20.00 charge. Mary, if you guys filed I’m interested. I have already requested registered agent info from the company which no doubt they will ignore adding fuel to my fire. After reading all the crap here I just want my money back. If its not actually a vaporizer then I don’t want the product.

    • vapelife says:

      im down for a law suit, this crap wouldve been ok if it was $20 not $200

    • Anonymous says:

      With those thousands of dollars you should’ve done your research and bought a better pen in the first place :)

    • r t says:

      i will join if still possible

  22. JamieJAMIEJAMIE says:

    Hi, I just bought a Atmos Raw and the instructions say when using the glass filter to remove the spring from the chamber connector. Not sure if this would make a difference but I would give it a try.

    • Bud Bud says:

      Hey yea I tried using this model a whole bunch of different ways and concluded that it’s just not a good vaporizer, but it is a good electronic pipe.

  23. RJ says:

    I got an Atmos Raw last week and after using it a lot over the weekend I love it whether it smokes or vapes there are so many situations I find this gadget very useful especially that there is no waiting time needed. I just pair it up with a Smokebuddy if I need to go stealth with this. Also removing the spring in the mouthpiece makes more room for herbs in the chamber also with out the spring airflow is better and a small amount goes a long way. Not as efficient as true vaporizers when it comes to conserving but if you are looking for monster hits this tool is great to have especially on very busy days where waiting time plays a big factor.

  24. Dan says:

    I recently bought this and it works well as a ePipe. It’s discrete and almost odorless :)
    I am having prob putting the ceramic filter in the mouth piece… After putting in the mesh, ceramic filter, the moth piece does not fit all the way down flush… Any thoughts?

  25. merc says:

    i bought the atmosraw the intentions of a odorless in public device. disappointed w that outcome so looking for something that can achieve that…any suggestions?

    • Bud Bud says:

      Hey sorry to hear.

      Generally any vape that works well and produces good vapor will not be odorless, they all smell at least a little bit.

      As of right now my 3 favorite portables are the Pax, Solo and MFLB.

  26. Claudia says:

    Have you tried the tristick? Im looking to buy a good oil vaporizer for Christmas

    • Bud Bud says:

      Hey Claudia,

      I haven’t tried it sorry, I actually haven’t reviewed any vapes meant for oils yet, but I’m hoping to in the near future.

      Thanks for your request!

  27. dav says:

    i noticed if i dont pack in too much herb in, and manage to get one big draw out of it, then blow the moke out the window. it’s almost odorless.

  28. William Holcomb says:

    I was talked into buying the Atmos RAW by the pretty little blonde thing behind the counter. Little did she know that this $200 piece of crap not only doesn’t vape (unless of course you take a 3 day course on how to and where to put the glass screen, and when to and when to not press the power button and for how long) but mine did not, and still does not work out of the box. Not sure if it’s the battery or the coil. But after anywhere from 6-12 hours of charging the battery I get ONE hit (combustion NOT vapor) and then NOTHING. Causing me to dig the remaining herb out and put it in a regular pipe to smoke. Now THAT is worth $200 right? (sarcasm in case you’re wondering)
    Can’t take it back to the headshop I got it from, And since I’m unable to find my receipt (yeah I know, I suck) The Atmos company will charge me $69.00 for the ceramic chamber and $59.00 for a replacement battery.
    And I used this thing twice. (that’s two combustion hits ladies and gents)
    Same thing you can do with a .99 cent lighter and a $7.00 pipe.

    Regardless of the dumbass I am for not keeping up with the receipt (not sure I even GOT one) I wouldn’t recommend this trippy-stick to anyone. And their customer service was very rude.


    • Bud Bud says:

      Thanks for sharing your experience man, sorry to hear it was so unpleasant. Why these people even call this thing a vaporizer is beyond me.

    • Lady Jewels says:

      So I got my Atmos Raw about a year ago and it worked great as a pipe, but not a vape. However I didn’t care because it was so convenient and did not hurt my lungs and throat like smoking a regular pipe does. But then it seemed to stop working. So I ordered another heating chamber and a glass filter. I thought that would work. I had my battery charged and I can feel that the chamber is hot, but still nothing. In fact even less with the ceramic filter. Any ideas, besides that this is crap, why it isn’t working or tips on how to make it work? I even opened the chamber and when I held the button down I could see a tiny amount of vapor starting to form, but not enough for a real hit. Now I’ve gotten a year out of it, but I wish I would not have spent the money on the new parts since they didn’t help. I think it’s a cool device and I had fun while it lasted, but I would not buy another one.

  29. Fidel says:

    hay man thanks for the tutorial….looked everywhere to get some info and tips on how to use my new HI VAPE (the BLOOM) pen and yours was the closest. As far as I can tell its pretty much the same as the pen you showed (however it did come with the glass screen). I’m tring to find out: with the glass screen how long should I let it heat or prime before hitting it. can’t seem to tell if when hitting it with the glass screen its giving me the results I want or should be getting…..directions say ingage the power for button for 9 sec twice???????? idk, it seems to do well as a pipe but don’t know if i’m usig it the way it should be and the way I want to as a VAPORIZER.

    • Bud Bud says:

      Hey no prob,

      Unfortunately you’re gonna have a tough time getting this vape to work well as a vaporizer, I tried many different ways of using it and concluded that it’s just not going to work.

      It makes a good e-pipe, but they really shouldn’t call it a vaporizer, it’s misleading.

      Sorry man!

  30. Ben says:

    Hey, I was looking into the Atmos Raw as a good herb AND oil portable vaporizer but after seeing its drawbacks would you recommend any other hybrid type portable vaporizers?

    • Bud Bud says:

      Sup Ben,

      There seems to be a ton of vape pens on the market right now and most claim to be dual use, working with both herbs and oils, but they’re all really designed for use with oils, herbal use was an afterthought and from what I know about them none are very great at it.

      If you vape both herbs and oils I would probably recommend getting two separate units for the best performance.

  31. Ben says:

    That makes sense and would explain why I’m so stumped on my search. I look forward to your best recommendation for an oil vape now! Thanks

    • Bud Bud says:

      Hey unfortunately as of right now I don’t know too much about oil vapes, I haven’t reviewed any models designed for that use yet.

      What I’ve heard is that the Persei is a good high-end oil vape, but I’ve never used one myself so I can’t say for sure how it performs.

      There are dozens of vape pens on the market right now, most of them being very similar products just with different labels, so the only thing I can recommend is that you stick with a reputable, well-known brand.

  32. nickithekid says:

    I just bought an atmos stratus bare with me im new to thiis.
    I use oil in mine. So far its ok its not bad but I was tired of shelling out $20-30 $ every few weeks for hookah pens. It doesnt release as much vapor as other pens ive tried but it does the job. Right now im on watermelon flavor pretty tasty.

  33. Nick says:

    Hey i was wondering if i could get your opinion on deciding between the atoms raw or the ploom pax? i want the best portable vape i can get. im leaning towards the atmos because i like the pen style for then the pax bulky style. But if the pax is better then ill probably get it.

    Thanks, and keep up with the videos. learning a lot from your reviews dude.

    • Bud Bud says:

      Sup Nick,

      The Atmos is cool but it’s really just an electronic pipe, it combusts your material, it’s not really a true vaporizer.

      If you actually want to vaporize I would recommend the Pax over this one for sure.

  34. Brandon says:

    Hey, I am new to vaporizers and I actually just recently received this “vape” in the mail, as it is one of the newer ones it came with the Glass Filter to help with vaporization, one thing that I noticed in your review below the video is that you mentioned this but you were still having problems, I noticed in my user guide they have inserted a “If using Glass filter” section. Within this part of the manual it actually advises to remove the spring from the unit if you are going to use the glass chamber, I imagine this helps out a lot with keeping your herb from getting packed down really close to the heating element. I’m about to try it out myself but let me know if you still had issues just the same or if it works out better for you!

    Updated: I don’t know if I’m not doing something correctly but it seems like I can only get about ONE good hit off of this thing before I have to start sifting around the herb, upon viewing the herb it looks like the bottom bits are definitely charred whereas the rest remains untouched it would appear. Packing it tightly is the only way I have been able to achieve any sense of an adequate draw. Probably going to be looking to do a return on this one in all honesty.

    Also I purchased the PAX as my first vaporizer and I find it to be amazing. I good full body draws normally, especially after I have cleaned it for the day, I normally use the medium setting for the first 10 draws or so and raise it to high to achieve this, the only problem I have with the PAX is that after the first 10-12 draws it does seem to become a bit more difficult to get any pull from it, which I believe you mentioned similar issues in your review of it.

    Hopefully this may help you to riddle out some of the issues with the Atmos, but as far as a side by side up against the PAX goes the PAX wins hands down in my opinion with a 10 year warranty and 15-20 (PAX) draws instead of 1-2 (Atmos Raw) and some sketch warranty.

  35. Sarah says:

    So I’m wondering if you have one of the atmos models there not equipped to smoke dry herb. Sounds like it. Not all the atmos models are. They have a couple models that are built to do so and do in fact come with a glass screen/regular screens (which would have been my solution to your issue….they sell both at lots of head shops) and they have a dry herb attachment that comes with the same. Not very complicated you just have to read the information on each product, it clearly says what materials each vape is equipped to handle. Also, to anyone thinking this is an electronic pipe…I don’t think you understand a vaporizer. You are not lighting the material you place inside it. It is being heated to release chemicals in the herb, which is the definition of a vape. It tastes a little rougher sure, because it is portable. I have a different portable vape, and it’s the same way. You’re losing sight of the main feature here: the atmos products are all portable and fairly inconspicuous.

    • Bud Bud says:

      Yes the AtmosRAW I have is the model designed for herbal use – from the manufacturer’s website: “…this advanced vaporizer heats your herbs evenly in a closed chamber…”

      I tried all the different screens they offer, they don’t work.

      This device does in fact combust your material, like an electronic-pipe. There is never any worthwhile vaporization going on, even with the various screens offered. You either get combustion or nothing.

  36. Richard Lazo says:

    can you review HI VAPE Bloom ? I havent seen any reviews on it and I was having thoughts of buying it but i have no idea if its any good.

  37. eric says:

    My A-pen had a faulty heating element. It went out after one use. Lame!!! The company would not replace it but offered to give me a cartridge for 16.95$+s/h…… What?!!!! How bout just replace it since i only used it once?!! I would not trust this company!!!

  38. Anonymous says:

    have you tried the atmos with the new bullet chamber they are talking about ?

  39. shane says:

    You are the F#$en man, vapecritic! Thanks for looking out for the community.

  40. john says:

    So I got the atmos raw vape don’t really matter to mebut I can’t get a hit at all HELP

  41. Dan says:

    Thanks man I was so close to buying this until I saw your review. This is BS a $100 electric pipe. Who needs that I can smoke out of $7 glass pipe and get that.

    So what’s a good portable vape for around 100? I can’t afford the Persei or won’t better stated. $200 for a vaporizer wow!

    • Bud Bud says:

      Sup Dan,

      As far as herbal vaporizers go the Launch Box is the closest one to $100 that I recommend (it’s $120).

      All of the pen vapes on the market that are cheaper are really made for use with oils and concentrates, any that say they work with herbs work like this one.

  42. Brandon says:

    Terrible product

  43. vapelife says:

    so far the only hope for this thing is if that 40$ glass oil attachment works…. i tried to use the metal attachment with the cloth and wire in it but broke it as I couldnt figure out how u fill it up

    wish i used the $300 down i am now towards a respectable vape like the volcano

  44. Todd says:

    I bought this under the impression it was a vaporizer, and when i took my first hit, I could taste that smokey sensation and just knew instinctually it was combusting….

    thats when it occurred to me that they did not call it a vaporizer, I had bought “a bullet”. proper omission right there, lol

    as described in this wonderful, and thorough review, I tried fitting a screen in there to create distance between the heating element and the herb. at first the power light would flash as if the battery was drained empty (but it was not) and I thought maybe it could sense an obstruction, so instead of cutting a screen to be the proper size of the diameter, the second time I rolled it into the shape of a cone and placed it over the heating element

    With a screen like so, I could achieve “vaporizer” status, but its such a pain to empty the herbs out of the chamber and NOT empty the screen out the window by accident. On top of that, like you said, using a screen eliminates half of my herb chamber space, I shouldn’t quite have to deal with that. Today I’m gonna hit the pawn shop and try out a glass screen like somebody mentioned.

  45. Tish says:

    Question: I recently purchased this piece for my husband, unfortunately it wasn’t until after I opened the package to assemble it, did I find your video. So, needless to say, I have been trying to play with ideas a bit and have come to the final resolution, that in order for this to be effective as a vaporizer, I need to get the material further away from the direct heating element. What would be the odds of a small glass bead (hollow center, and small, used for the intricate bead work) to set under the glass screen? It would take very little room and the glass should conduct heat just like the glass screen. My only hesitations, I am actually wondering why they choose the glass filter? Is that what is needed to cause the vaporization? We are new to this concept, but with recent health changes, we are being forced into the “new-age” real fast. Any help or commentary other than what I’ve found on your sites, would be amazing and greatly appreciated!
    Thank you,

    • Bud Bud says:

      Hey Tish,

      There are various screen pieces out there that people use with this unit, some glass and some metal, but I haven’t found a good solution that works consistently and reliably.

      Moving the material away from the heating element is the general idea behind the screen fixes, but because of the design of the unit it doesn’t seem to do a good job of vaporizing, it’s hard to get good vapor production.

      Sorry I don’t have better answers for you!

  46. MsKC says:

    Well today I got an AtmosRX Vape Pen in Purple from my sweet b/f, but I had only mentioned it briefly and hardly had any idea what to expect. I was so frustrated trying to get this unit to work without combustion of my herbs. After reading through your blog and reading about everybody’s mishaps with their pens, I began growing weary that I had just wasted my b/f’s money. I even ordered an oil attachment b/c I thought that was the only way I was going to get it to work. But as I read more, I saw how some people were recommending only burning concentrates in it. Luckily I had some Amber Glass lying around and I’ve been using that with NO PROBLEMS now!!! It gives GREAT HITS, and it tastes just like the Disposable Vape Pen I got at my shop the other day (that only comes with about 50-5 sec hits) for $45. DEFINITELY would NOT RECOMMEND this for herbs like you have been stating. This is mainly for discreetness in public and for times when you just can’t sit down and light a pipe. A little concentrate goes a long way too! I recommend getting this unit if you’re willing to just use it for concentrates. Thanks for your thorough reviews of this product and for attempting to work with it several times before discarding its claims. Happy Vaping my friend :)

  47. Ker says:

    I just got the Atmos RX and it definitely vapes. My herbs went in green and came out brown. I used to have a vape daddy (glass vape withe the hand held tube) and this vape does do smaller amounts but it vapes for sure. I work for a elcitricity company not Atmos. Mine has the glass screen and vapes for sure.

  48. Pat says:

    So Bud, if it were between those two, which one would you choose? Arizer Solo or Pax by Ploom? I’m new to this and need a great toy to be portable, easy operational, and herb friendly. I’m looking for a real vaporizer, not a fake. I’m sure you have kinda answered this somewhere in the above, but you’re never clearly one-sided, more neutral like a great sales person. Greeting from Tokyo.

    • Bud Bud says:

      Hey Pat,

      That’s a common question and I’ll be blunt and honest with you – I like and recommend them both but I use my Pax more.

      Basically the Pax is more “portable” as you can actually use this vape quickly on-the-go and it’s very compact for storage and traveling, as well as fitting in your pocket.

      The Solo is a bit heavier, bulkier and more fragile (glass stem), so I rarely (if ever) leave my house with it.

      Performance-wise I consider them both very similar, the differences in vapor quality and density are negligible in my opinion.

      They both have some draw resistance, but the Solo definitely has more (it’s harder to pull).

      The Pax does have more complaints because there’s a little more maintenance involved to keep it running smoothly and to avoid any issues, if you slack off on cleaning it you’ll run into problems.

      But overall if I had to choose only one I would go with the Pax, all advantages and disadvantages considered.

  49. quinton says:

    I wanna get a vaporizer but I want to be efficient the best of the best any suggestions

    • Bud Bud says:

      Hey that’s sort of a broad question if you’re looking for a general answer I would say that the Launch Box is one of the most efficient vapes for small amounts of material (0.1g or less) and the Volcano is one of the most efficient overall for normal size sessions. Most vapes fall somewhere in between.

  50. rob says:

    my coil wont turn red after a few uses what to do? S:

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