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Review: The Nuggy Vape by NugTools

“As the cannabis accessory space matures, we continue to see innovation and competition elevate the end user experience.”
Nuggy Vape

Nuggy Vape

The Nuggy Vape is a solid, oversized guitar pick-shaped multi-tool for vaping and dabbing concentrates. A grip-friendly, textured aluminum oxide shell feels stable and weighty in the hand and the four dabbing tool "blades" (a paddle, a scoop, a pick, and a fork), are each engineered for use with differently-textured concentrates. It comes in a choice of a handsome blue or festive pink-colored case.

So I've had a few weeks with this device now and I'm glad it's a part of my arsenal of concentrate tools. I've used all four differently-shaped "blades" and though I find myself using the paddle and the scoop most, I have a few brittle-textured products that work well with the pick and the fork.

Most of my other dabbing implements are repurposed dental tools with a pencil-like shape. It took a few days of practice, but I summited the learning curve associated with this differently-shaped device with ease. Though heavier and balanced with a more distinct center of gravity, it feels natural in the hand after only a few uses. 

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Like all similar tools, the Nuggy gets gooey. Also like all similar tools, it is super easy and quick to clean— just heat the post-dab stuck-on goo with a lighter and wipe it off with a paper towel. So far, I've mostly used this at home where I am well stocked with paper towels, but I can imagine taking this for a sesh somewhere else and worrying that it might not open again if I close it before I'm able to clean it properly, a reminder to keep maintenance supplies handy when on the go. 

Nuggy Vape

Now... the fine folks over at NugTools tell me this device doubles as a carb cap... My experience suggests this is a bit of a stretch. I've tried to use it this way on several devices and its significant heft and largish form factor just preclude it from performing very well. I guess I could see using it this way in a pinch, but if the company is married to the carb cap idea, I would suggest they either find a way to re-engineer the case or magic-up a new "carb-cap blade."

At $39, the Nuggy Vape is an excellent value. Any concentrate enthusiast would be glad to have this ultra-portable tool in their pocket. Its posh look and substantial feel also make it an obvious choice for a groomsmen and bridesmaid' gift for canna-themed weddings, or as high-end swag for other canna-themed events.

As the cannabis accessory space matures, we continue to see innovation and competition elevate the end user experience. The Nuggy Vape does just that. 

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