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The Yocan Evolve Plus XL
– Quick Review –
Yocan Evolve Plus XL We are pretty excited about the new Yocan Evolve Plus XL. We gave it a try for ourselves, and we are more than just a little impressed with some of the new features and modifications such as quad coil technology and stash compartments. For a reasonably priced concentrate vape pen, the XL delivers on all fronts. Of course, like any vape pen, it does have its faults which we will discuss in more detail below, but overall, the Evolve Plus XL is pretty awesome.
What To Know
Yocan Evolve Plus XL
Here are some things you should know, such as: what’s included, special features, the pros and cons, and some troubleshooting tips to keep your pen performing at top level.
The first thing you notice is the Yocan’s sleek packaging. The box is fancier and more sturdy than the previous version, showing a little more care for the smaller details. Inside the box, you will find:
1 x Fully Assembled Yocan Evolve Plus XL Pen
1 x Lanyard
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Dabber Tool
1 x Spare Quad Quartz Coil
1 x Hanging Ring
1 x Instructions
Special Features Review
The Yocan Evolve Plus XL offers quite a few features for a vape pen. Here we explain and explore all the parts and pieces that make this pen magic.
HANGING RING & LANYARD
One of the features that stood out immediately was the lanyard and hanging ring, or neck leash. This might be a super simple modification, but the benefits of keeping your pen safe and secure are huge. Everyone who vapes knows how tricky it can be keeping track of your pen, especially in crowded places such as festivals and concerts. It can even be tough in the comforts of your own home. How many times have you put down your current pen after use, only to forget where you put it?
The lanyard solves all these problems by keeping the pen on your person at all times in a discreet and easily accessible manner. Not only that, but the pen will dangle at an upwards angle keeping that hot wax at the base of the coil where it should be. Sure, you can buy a lanyard separate from your pen, but they’re not as secure without the hanging ring. Having the ring be an actual part of the vape pen locks it securely, giving you piece of mind that it’s not going anywhere.
Not impressed? That’s fine too, the hanging ring can easily be removed from the pen. Having the option to remove the ring is another example of Yocan’s attention to the smaller details.
QUAD QUARTZ COIL ATOMIZER
Quad Quartz Coil Technology is here.
The Yocan Evolve Plus XL is the only vape pen with four nichrome wrapped quartz coils in one atomizer chamber, and it hits just like you would expect: huge! This vape pen was literally made to produce giant clouds and it does not disappoint. The hauls you can get from the XL feel like those from a dab rig.
Each atomizer comes with a screw on cap, and the coils inside form a box ring design, with a ceramic stump in the centre. The chamber is large, and can easily fit up to 0.5 g of concentrate. However, we don’t recommend adding this much at once. We found it best to use half that amount, with at least some concentrate covering all four coils.
*Note: The Quad Coil only works with the Evolve Plus XL.
The adjustable airflow valve at the base of the atomizer, or top of the battery, allows the user to customize the amount of vapor being inhaled. This feature optimizes the performance of the Quad Quartz Technology by allowing for more control over the entire vaping experience. This feature helps the Yocan meet the demands of any user, whether new or experienced, to get the kind of hits they prefer.
The battery for the Evolve Plus XL has a 1400 mAh capacity and measures 22mm in diameter. For most people, this is enough capacity to vape all day without requiring an additional charge. The battery is not adjustable, with an output of 3.7 volts, which can vary depending on the amount of power left in the battery.
Magnetic Connection Between Atomizer Tube & Base – Struggle no more with sticky threads to screw on or off! The modern design of the Yocan Evolve Plus XL Quad includes a magnetic connection between the atomizer tube and base, which means a simple tug is all you need to remove the mouthpiece.
DETACHABLE DUAL COMPARTMENT
Detachable Built-In Dual Compartment Silicone Jar – The Yocan Evolve Plus XL Luminous features a detachable, built-in, dual compartment silicone jar that screws in at the bottom of the battery. We absolutely love this feature. It is super cool to have the ability to carry additional material conveniently and discreetly. As an added plus, the dual compartments give the option to carry multiple strains, or two different kinds of concentrates.
COMPACT & PORTABLE
The Yocon vape pen fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, in a pocket, purse, or pouch. Measuring a compact 11.5 cm tall by 2.2 cm in diameter (4.5″ x 0.85″), this handy little device is ready to go anywhere.
HOW TO OPERATE
The Yocan Evolve Plus XL operates like most other vapes. It is very user friendly with just one button to operate the entire pen.
TURN PEN ON & OFF
The pen is turned on by clicking the power button 5 times rapidly. The battery status light (located behind the power button) will flash briefly to indicate the battery is working and operational. Save
LOADING THE XL
Remove the mouthpiece (or atomizer tube) and unscrew the threaded splash cap at the top of the atomizer.
Using the dab tool provided, carefully load the atomizer by placing the concentrate on each of the four coils, or one big portion in the center (be sure to prime if choosing this method). Also, be careful not to touch the coils directly, as the dabber could damage them.
Screw the splash cap back on the atomizer, then cover with the mouthpiece.
Turn on the pen.
Hold the power button down to vape.
KEEPING IT CLEAN
The instructions included with the Yocan Evolve Plus XL indicate that the user should clean the pen after every use. but let’s be honest. No one is going to do that. When we tested the pen for ourselves, it worked just fine with repeated use, so long as we did not over pack the atomizer. Of course we do recommend cleaning your pen as much as you’re able. To clean your pen, simply:
- Unscrew and separate all the components of the Evolve Plus XL.
- Put the battery aside.
- Place everything but the battery in a bag or jar filled with 99% Isopropyl (rubbing alcohol).
- Let soak overnight.
- Give all the pieces a good rinse with water.
- Allow all the pieces enough time to dry before reassembling the pen.
* Do not soak the battery.
* Repeat, do not soak the battery.
* Don’t even get it wet.
Keep the Yocan Evolve Plus XL working like new with a few tip and tricks offered below, as well as some troubleshooting ideas for some of the more common issues.
KEEP IT UPRIGHT
After using the pen, try to keep it upright until the atomizer cools. When you lie it down, the hot wax or shatter tends to leak into the air flow holes or into the mouthpiece, making a sticky mess.
PRIME IT FIRST
If you want clouds right away, you need to prime the pen. Once you’ve loaded your atomizer, press the power button a few times before screwing on the mouthpiece. This will heat the coils and get it ready for you to draw and get those clouds the first time.
FILLING THE ATOMIZER
For the cleanest tasting hits, it’s best to load your product on each of the 4 coils, or load one big one right in the centre. If the coil is dry (doesn’t have any wax on it), there will be a distinct metal taste when you inhale.
The Yocan Evolve Plus XL is powerful, and burns really hot. Prolonged usage will overheat the battery and/or the atomizer. When it gets too hot to touch, stop using it until it cools down. If you want to avoid this altogether, try using a pulsing technique when vaping. This is done by pressing the power button rapidly, as if priming the pen, instead of holding it down over a prolonged period of time.
It’s very tempting to put huge amounts of concentrates in the pen at once, especially with four coils making light work of your wax or shatter, but try to avoid this. With only two air-holes in the cap of the atomizer, loading too much at once will quickly clog your pen and make a sticky mess.
Although the Evolve Plus XL comes with two quad coils already in the box (one in the pen, and a spare), it can also be used with a variety of other styles, such as the dual quartz coil, ceramic barrel coil, and the ceramic donut coil. Quad Coil: This is the coil included with the Evolve Plus XL. It is the hardest hitting of the coils available, creating huge clouds, thick vapor, and has the ability to burn through half gram dabs in a minute or two. The downside to the quad is that the vapor is hot, sometimes a little harsh, and can leave a metallic aftertaste if all four coils aren’t covered in wax. The quad can also be prone to leaking, especially when more than a quarter gram is loaded at one time. Dual Coil: These coils are made of nichrome wire wrapped around two quartz wicking rods, instead of four. This is the more traditional style of quartz atomizer and one of the most popular. The heat that the dual coil generates is respectable, lying somewhere between the quad coil and the ceramic donut coil in terms of power. The coils are spaced close together, with a narrow chamber, so it won’t cause as much waste as the quad coil will. Ceramic Barrel Coil: Ceramic Donut: https://www.reddit.com/r/Waxpen/comments/75q7aq/my_first_ten_days_with_the_yocan_evolve_plus_xl_a/
The YOCAN EVOLVE PLUS XL