Review: Yocan Explore

Dual-Use Yocan Explore uses innovative interchangeable chamber caps to provide one-of-a-kind user experience.


The Yocan Explore is the latest in a long line of proud Yocan products. They have always been committed to bringing new and innovative solutions to the table when it comes to portable vaporization. The Yocan Explore is no exception. It mixes herb vaporization with the ability to atomize concentrates and it does it
well. With a device like this, you can make one purchase for all of your vaporization needs.

Yocan doesn’t just offer a standard 2-in-one experience, however. Too often devices like this offer just the bare minimum and slap a $200 price tag on the box. The Explore uses an interchangeable cap system that provides innovative solutions to both types of vapor production. Read on to find out more about this
game changing functionality. All-in-all, the Yocan Explore is a device that you’re going to want to check out for its efficiency, inexpensiveness, and overall innovation. You’re going to be kicking yourself if you miss out on this one.

Dual-Use Specialization

That’s right, Yocan has taken the plunge into the world of the hybrid. For the time being, the vaporizer industry has still yet to perfect the art of the dual-use vaporizer. The Yocan Explore might have come close. Dual-use simply means that you can use both your finely-ground dry herb and your wax/shatter/concentrate with the same device. Typically this takes a bit of effort on the part of the user. After all, there are some significant differences when it comes to vaporizing a dry plant material and the various types of concentrates
that are available.

One of the ways Yocan combats this is with its temperature control. Many times, devices of this size have little to nothing to offer in the way of temperature control–especially at a sub-$200 price point. However, the Explore offers complete control over your vaporization temperature, which is an important aspect of its dual-use functionality. For starters, you can’t vaporize concentrates at the same temperature as herbs. A much higher heat setting is required and this makes it difficult to set up a practical system that can produce vapor for both.

Nobody wants to combust dry herbs in a device like this. The Yocan Explore utilizes a subtle LED display on the skinny edge of the casing (which is about the shape and size of an overlarge Altoid can.) Using just three buttons, you can change the temperature in 1℉ increments. The total range encompasses the area between 200℉ and 460℉. This is an impressive range that encompasses the entirety of the dry herb vaporization range and the low end of the concentrate vaporization range. This was a calculated decision to allow flexibility for both types of systems. Don’t worry, your concentrates are vaped to
perfection as well.

Built to Last

When it comes to Yocan devices, you can expect a high quality build that won’t break your piggy bank. But there’s always more to the story. The Yocan Explore is built with the full breadth of users in mind–with plenty of features to keep both novices and experts happy. The casing of the device is solid and it never seems
to break, even when dropped a moderate distance. This is the Yocan way. It always surprises users that a device this inexpensive can be so sturdy.

The added benefit of a 5 minute safety cutoff timer cannot be overstated. Even with experienced users, a device like this could make short work of your materials and likely the heating chamber, as well, if left unattended for any longer without being shut off. It’s one of those features that doesn’t make that much
sense until you’re sitting on the couch watching your favorite show and don’t notice that 45 minutes have gone by since the last time you looked at your hands.

A Special Chamber Cap

If you’ve come this far, you’re likely intrigued by the most innovative feature of the Yocan Explore: the interchangeable chamber cap system. This may sound complicated (and the name is certainly on the complicated side) but it is really a simple concept. Many devices have begun to feature stirring tools and dab tools that are built into the cap of the device, itself. This has many advantages. Namely, the ability to stir your material while you are using your vaporizer. The added stirring functionality can make an average device function at a much higher level because it covers up inefficiencies in the heating chamber. For
already great devices, this can create powerful, evenly-heated vapor that would be the envy of any vapor engineer.

The Yocan Explore takes this concept one step further, creating a truly hybrid experience that caters to users of both dry herbs and concentrates. The mouthpieces that come with the device are both designed to complement the vaporization of their respective material. The dry herb mouthpiece has a built-in stirring tool, like the ones mentioned above. You can rotate the cap and it will manipulate a stirring rod that remains in the herb chamber during heating. Keeping your herbs mixed well leads to even heating and even heating leads to efficiency.

The other mouthpiece that comes with the Yocan Explore is the true innovation, however. The cap includes an extra concentrate coil that works to spread your concentrate evenly throughout the heating chamber without the need for the user to get their hands dirty. No device, so far, has come across this desk with this
kind of concentrate functionality. This is very beneficial because the even-heating rule also applies to concentrates. The more surface area that is heated simultaneously, the better the vapor that is produced–and the forecast is cloudy.

Palm Power

Every Yocan device is built with stealth in mind, the Yocan Explore especially so. This portable vaporizer emphasizes “portable” in the best way possible. The entire device can fit into the palm of your hand with very little effort and average-sized hands. There’s nothing to worry about in terms of travel, especially considering the sturdy construction. Measuring in at about 45mm by 80mm, you can safely stow this away in your pants or coat pocket and forget about it. Thanks to the complete temperature control, it is unlikely that you will have much smell to worry about either–as long as you play your cards right and set it to a
low temperature.

That doesn’t mean that there is no power to be found in such a diminutive frame. This little guy packs a 2600mAh lithium-ion battery. That means the portability factor increases exponentially. The battery is capable of heating up to 15-20 sessions with just a single charge. This number gets larger if you aren’t cranking the heat up to the highest level, like you would with concentrates. Either way, it’s a great choice for traveling or even just to take downtown to enjoy a show.

What’s in the Box

● x1 Yocan Explore Vaporizer
● x1 Loading Tool
● x1 Concentrate Mouthpiece
● x1 Dry Herb Mouthpiece
● x1 Cleaning Brush
● x1 Micro USB Cable
● x1 User Manual


I really like the Yocan Explore and I would recommend it to anyone in the market
for an inexpensive vaporizer that brings a lot of value. The construction is solid
and the device is likely to work for a long time. It’s an especially valuable product
for anyone that is looking to join the world of vaping but doesn’t want to lay
$200+ on something that they’re unsure of. The ease-of-use really drives that
home, as it’s unlikely anyone will be confused by its simple, 3-button interface.
But, of course, I really like this device for its dual-use factor. I love having a
device that can do both and the Yocan Explore really delivers a great experience
for the whole range of vaporization materials. Every Yocan device seems to have
a little something extra, as well. This time, the interchangeable cap system
seems to be a big hit and will really inspire loyalty to the Explore, considering
few, if any, devices have the same functionality. The Yocan Explore is likely to be
around for awhile, this niche of inexpensive dual-use vaporizers is only going to
grow. It’s worth it to explore your options today.

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