If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind vape sesh that will light up your next smoke-out, look no further than the Hydrology9 by vaporizer manufacturer Cloudius9. It dropped to the public in limited quantities in May 2017 and it has turned the vaping world upside down with its innovation and technology.
At well over $200 (most places we saw online were marketing it for around $250), it’s not for the once-a-month smoker, as this device has significantly raised the bar for portable vaporizers.
Briefly, the Hydrology 9 is constructed with unsurpassed quality and care and features a long battery life. Though marketed as a portable vaporizer, its design, construction, and unique features make it an ideal hallmark of any sesh for you and your vaping group.
The Hydrology 9 is well-built and eye-catching while also featuring innovative technology that went into the design of each part of the device. You get an even hit with each cool, refreshing draw that produces thick, rich vapor. It’s efficient, economical, and state-of-the-art.
One sesh and you’ll understand why this device was hotly anticipated, as it elevates vape seshes to the next level.
Manufacturer and Product Background
Cloudius9 is a California-based vaporizer company obsessed with redefining aesthetics as well as with pushing the limits of innovation. They intend to revolutionize the industry with an unencumbered vision and drive to exist and work outside the proverbial box.
The Hydrology9 is a cutting-edge vaporizer that was designed and engineered by forward-thinking innovators who obviously put a lot of thought and effort into incorporating a variety of elements into one of the best vapes currently on the market.
The Unboxing of Hydrology9
The manufacturer states that the Hydrology9 body is constructed of “spacecraft grade” materials – and when you unbox the device for the first time, the gorgeous, modern-looking glass and alloy unit truly does look as if it belongs on a spaceship.
Inside the box, you’ll find the following:
- Hydrology9 Vaporizer Unit
- A/C adapter
- Charging cable
- Combination loading tool/flathead screwdriver
- Air intake adjustment tool/residue pick
- 1 Long cleaning brush
- 1 Short cleaning brush
- Two (2) extra screens
- User manual
When you pick up the Hydrology 9 for the first time, what initially strikes you is its heft and sturdiness. As you rotate it in your hands and take your first good luck, you might think that it takes an advanced degree in spacecraft aeronautics to operate the device because of the following aspects of construction:
- Aluminum alloy
- Boro-silicate glass
- Anti-leak , anti-rust pieces
- Water filtration technology
- Hydraulic system
- Magnetic cover
- LED lights
- Various holes/buttons
- Perforated rings
- Anti-rust properties
Fortunately, the User Manual has instructions that are easy to understand and clear graphics that are easy to follow.
Design and Features
The Hydrology9 has a unique design that turns heads and features that make every sesh memorable and customized. One time trying it out and you’ll realize why it’s been called the “lava lamp” vaporizer (some have even referred to elsewhere online as the “light saber vape”.
The Hydrology9 is classified as a portable vaporizer, but that’s misleading. It’s not a device you’re going to shove in your pocket or small carrying bag and tote around all day because of its height and weight.
It’s nearly 7 inches high (6.9”, to be precise), has a diameter of about 1.5 inches, and is made of glass and alloy, all of which give the device its heft. Despite being marketed as a portable vape, the Hydrology is well suited for a stationary vaping sesh in the comfort of your living room.
A quick glance at all the parts of the device reveals the following (starting from the bottom):
- Bottom chamber stand/cover
- Alloy piece with operational button, air intake, and USB port
- LED light indicator
- Detachable perforated ring
- Glass water chamber with water filtration system
- Glass mouthpiece
- Magnetic top cover
Let’s take a closer look at each of the features:
Oven Chamber/ Bottom Cover
Normally, you think of the bottom cover of a vape as simply a support structure that allows the device to stand on its own. However, as with much of the Hydrology9, there’s more to this feature than meets the eye.
The oven is located in the bottom chamber of the device, and it has a device so simple and unique that you can’t believe that all other vapes don’t include it in their design – an integrated tool for stirring the ground up herb to evenly distribute the heat for complete vaporization and efficient vaping.
The stirrer is a small metal hook that, when turned, ensures a balanced, smooth vape sesh. It’s so convenient that you don’t need to open the device up; simply turn the dial (bottom cover) and for a game-changing vape sesh.
Two separate, adjustable air intake vents are located below the glass water chamber and, to our knowledge, this feature is one of a kind. By twisting the vent, you’re able to customize the draw resistance for a perfect hit every time.
You have to try it to believe it, but the effects are eye-opening!
The power button, also located on side of the bottom chamber, needs three quick clicks to power on or off the Hydrology9. The LED lights come in several different colors that each has its own meaning.
To begin, once you power on the device, the LED lights display green. After a minute of heating up, a blue light shows the initial starting temperature. If you don’t do anything for two minutes after this initial temperature setting is reached, the device will halt the heating process and the LED will return to the default power on/ready color of green.
The Hydrology9 comes with five temperature settings indicated by five different colors:
- Blue (as already mentioned, the lowest setting)
- Red (the highest setting)
But that’s not all for this lava lamp-esque device, as you can set the LED lights to go through its colorful light cycles just like a lava lamp does – the device even has to different light show settings:
- Slow – while the vape is on but not heating up, hold the power button for 3 seconds to start the show and then again hold for 3 more seconds to end it
- Fast – to rotate the colors more quickly, hold the power button for 3 seconds while the device is already on and is heating up and then hold it for 3 seconds again later to end the cycle
If you have your sesh in a dimly lit room, the Hydrology9 is as beautiful to look at as it is efficient and simple to vape.
The LED lights offer an additional function, as well – battery level indication. Again, hold the power button for 3 seconds but this time while the device is off. The Hydrology9 will then show the battery levels as such:
- Green → full
- Blue → half
- Red → low
Yes, the Hydrology9’s LED lights provide 3 functions: temperature setting, battery level, and an aesthetically pleasing light show.
And the effects from the dancing, rotating, information-delivering LED lights are even more heightened when working together with the device’s water hydraulic filtration system.
Water Chamber/Filtration System
In many respects, despite the genius design features already covered, this might be the most innovative feature of the Hydrology9.
The system details are not necessary, but the results are amazing. The filtration technology makes for the smoothest, cleanest hits you’ve taken from a portable vaporizer because the vapor flow is unobstructed; it’s clean, straight, and pure.
In fact, the vapor is cooler, draw resistance is reduced, and more carcinogens are filtered out. On top of all, the device is leak-resistant. Regardless of how we shook it, flipped it, or carried it, no water ever leaked out.
No more spills to clean up (like we’ve all had to do at one point with a bong)!
Magnetic Mouthpiece/Top Cover
To top the device off (literally), the Hydrology9 features a magnetic cover atop a boro-silicate glass mouthpiece. Inside is a valve that is designed not to leak and through which vapor from each draw smoothly flows.
It’s attractive, easy to clean, and very user-friendly. And you never miss a taste of those terpenes that make vaping weed an exceptional experience.
Hydrology 9 Functionality
One of the beautiful things about great technology that is designed thoughtfully and carefully, such as the efforts that obviously went into the design and manufacture of the Hydrology9, is when a device seemingly so complicated at first sight is actually easy to use.
Loading the vaporizer with cannabis is much easier than you’d think – simply remove the chamber cap, load it with your favorite strain, replace the cap, and enjoy!
Filling up the water chamber for cool, smooth hits is also a breeze. First, remove the mouthpiece and then fill the chamber to about 75% capacity; however, make sure that the slotted insert remains in place while pouring the water into the chamber. Once the mouthpiece is replaced, you’re ready to take a nice, refreshing hit that is cool and potent.
Finally, you might be wondering about the vapor quality.
In a word – fantastic.
The separate air intake vents plus the water filtration allow you to customize your draw to your usual preference for a smooth hit that produces impressive, dense vapor clouds. The porcelain chamber also features a microchip that keeps monitoring the oven temperature for a precise hit every time.
With a 2000mAh lithium polymer battery, which fully charges in around 3 hours, the Hydrology9 lasted a good 15 seshes of quality time.
Disassembly and Maintenance of the Hydrology 9
Taking the device apart for cleaning and maintenance is easy. Remove the cap, unscrew the mouthpiece, and carefully remove the slotted piece inside the water chamber before removing the chamber itself.
After that, remove the water cap and silicone piece before undoing and removing the perforated ring at the bottom of the water chamber. Finally, remove the bottom cap where the weed is loaded into the oven chamber.
Using the 2 brushes and residue pick, carefully clean the device before putting the device back together. The entire process of disassembly and re-assembly is simple and intuitive, as all the parts fit seamlessly together.
Accessories for the Hydrology9 are available, including replacement parts for such pieces as the magnetic cover/mouthpiece, glass cylinder tube for the water chamber, cleaning and loading tools, and the bottom cover with the rotating stirring mechanism.
A leather carrying case is also available for convenient toting (despite the vaporizer’s heft).
Each accessory is a separate, extra charge and each is found here.
Hydrology 9 Performance Highlights
The Hydrology9 has a host of benefits, so let’s recap them:
- Magnetic cover for protection against unwanted dust and spillage
- Even and Efficient Heat Distribution
- Warranty: 2 years
- Compatible with ground, dried marijuana
- Constructed with spaceship grade materials
- Sturdy aluminum alloy
- Hefty borosilicate glass
- Customizable seshes with precise temperature control
- Evenly distributed herb for smooth pulls
- Clean, smooth hits from the innovative water filtration system
- Colorful, entertaining, easy-to-understand LED light indicators
- Quick heating (within 60 seconds)
- Unwanted dirt and dust are kept out with magnetic cover
- Long battery life (up to 15 seshes per battery charge)
- Convenient for vape enthusiasts of all levels
To be honest, there aren’t many, but the lack of portability might be a big one if you like vaping on the go. It’s a sturdy, well-constructed device, but it comes with size and heft that make toting it less convenient than smaller vapes marketed as being portable.
For some, the $200+ price point is a drawback despite the number and quality of the features that help you realize that you do get your money’s worth.
Let’s highlight both the benefits and drawbacks of the Hydrology 9 before offering a final score on the performance of the piece.
Due to the size and weight of the Hydrology9, it seems more fitting for at-home seshes than those on the fly.
Hail Mary Jane Hydrology 9 Conclusion
The Hydrology9 is outstanding. If you have the budget to spare and are comfortable with fantastic, colorful, unique seshes at home, they Hydrology9 is hard to beat for a portable vaporizer.
The thoughtful design, easy ergonomics, simple but effective functionality, and vaping efficiency make it a favorite at Hail Mary Jane. Furthermore, if you like to taste your weed and exhale billowy plumes, you’ll want to get your hands on this vaporizer ASAP.
Plus, with such innovations as the water filtration system and the stirring mechanism at the bottom of the oven chamber for even, balanced vaping, this is the device for you.
It’s hard to give a perfect score, but the Hydrology9 comes close.
Where to Buy Hydrology9
The Hydrology9 comes guaranteed with a 2-year manufacturer warranty when you purchase it directly from the Cloudius9 website: www.Cloudius9.com,
Ordering from Cloudius9 is painless and shipping fast and simple.
Get in touch with Cloudius9 by calling 1(888) 508-1839. You can also go here to email them directly or engage in Live Chat.