Is the Hydrology 9 from Cloudious 9 the future of vaping?
Often compared to a lightsaber, the Hydrology 9 from Cloudious 9 is arguably the most futuristic vaporizer on the market right now, offering an innovative water filtration system for smooth vapor.
Since the very first time we’ve seen pictures of this baby, there was one question that we wanted to find an answer to: is the Hydrology 9 an expensive gimmick or a truly groundbreaking product? After enjoying a few vaping sessions with it, we finally know what the answer is.
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The Hydrology 9 is a dry herb vaporizer that stands out with its built-in water filtration system whose purpose is to cool down your vapor and prevent carcinogens from getting inside your body. It sells for around $250, placing it into the same category as the Arizer Solo 2 or the DaVinci IQ.
Unlike them, the Hydrology 9 is far from pocketable. One of the first things we realized after we unboxed it is that this vaporizer is best suited for indoor use. While nothing stops you from taking it with you outside, be prepared to receive all sorts of attention and definitely don’t expect anyone to think that this is an electronic cigarette.
Even if you had the hands of a small giant, the Hydrology 9 would still stick out like a sore thumb because it stands approximately 7 inches tall and is 1.5 inches thick. It also has a fricking water filtration system built in, but more on that later.
After we had finally made peace with how unwieldy the Hydrology 9 is, it occurred to us that we don’t know how to use it. Fortunately, the included manual saved us, informing us that the first thing to do with the vaporizer is sterilizing it. This step is necessary before first use as the vaporizer may contain small remains of manufacturing oils. It’s also recommended to sterilize the vaporizer when it hasn’t been used for a while.
To sterilize it, you simply fill the water chamber with up to 70 percent water, attach the magnetic mount piece, press the power button three times to turn on the unit and use the same button to toggle through the unit’s heat settings and bring it to the highest temperature. The Hydrology 9 will automatically begin to heat up, and it will turn off on its own after 10 minutes of inactivity. Repeat this process two more times to complete the sterilization.
You can then twist open the bottom lid, fill the ceramic heating chamber with your favorite herbs, and screw the lid back on top the heating chamber to complete the arduous preparation process. It takes the Hydrology 9 about 60 seconds to reach the set temperature, and the built-in 2000 mAh lithium polymer battery lasts approximately 15 sessions and takes up to 3 hours to charge.
There’s no denying that the Hydrology 9 vaporizer is an excellent showpiece, but is it also a well-built device? It is! Every single little detail seems to be in place for a reason, showing that a lot of thought and effort went into the design of this vape.
The only underwhelming part of the Hydrology 9 is the ceramic heating chamber, which, while very common, seems a bit basic compared with the rest of the unit.
That said, there’s one welcome feature that makes up for the use of a basic ceramic heating chamber. The bottom lid houses a clever stirring mechanism that allows you to achieve even heat distribution without making you pause your session or wait for your vaporizer to cool down.
The reason why so many people compare the Hydrology 9 to a lightsaber has a lot to do with the multi-colored LED lights. Their main purpose is to indicate the selected temperature, but they also help score the vape more design points. Of course, when the lights are on, the Hydrology 9 is even less discreet than normally, which is to say not at all.
Vapor quality & taste
Vapor quality is where the Hydrology 9 shines the most. Its water filtration system makes the device stand apart from other dry herb vapes, producing deliciously smooth vapor whose taste never gets old.
There are two separate air intake vents on the Hydrology 9, and you can adjust them to fit your personal preferences. Opening them all the way allows more air to get in for those massive hits while keeping them restricted does the opposite.
The integrated water filtration system dramatically reduces the temperature of vapor and lowers carcinogen intake. Because of how well-built the entire unit is, it never leaks water, provided you assemble it correctly.
No herb will go to waste with the Hydrology 9 thanks to the built-in stirring tool, which allows you to bake your herbs evenly and avoid that awful burnt taste.
What’s in the box?
- Hydrology 9 vaporizer
- AC adapter
- Charging cable
- Extra mount piece silicone ring
- User manual
- Long cleaning brush
- Short cleaning brush
- Flathead screwdriver
- Cleaning tool
Makes me happy
The Hydrology 9 provides many compelling arguments why you should buy it. Its innovative water filtration system will undoubtedly inspire many other manufacturers to release similar models, and we wish its built-in stirring tool would be more common.
Through our testing, the vaporizer provided excellent vape quality and consistency, massaging our taste buds with smooth vapor full of flavor.
Regardless of where we took the Hydrology 9 with us, people always commented how great it looked and wanted to take a closer look. Indeed, if you’re looking for a showpiece to put on display when not in use, this is the vape to get.
Makes me sad
If you’re not a tinkerer, stay away from this vaporizer. Having to disassemble it every time you want to use it gets old quickly. What’s more, it’s not even possible to get it to work properly without a source of water, so using it outdoors is a huge hassle. But that’s probably beside the point anyway as the Hydrology 9 is simply too large and heavy to be considered portable.
It’s a wrap
The Hydrology 9 is a polarizing vaporizer that’s destined to be loved by some and disliked by others. Nobody can deny how delicious the vapor it produces is, and nobody can argue against Cloudious 9’s ability to innovate. The question then is whether you’re willing to spend around $250 on a vaporizer that you can’t comfortably take with you outside. As far as we’re concerned, the Hydrology 9 can move in and live with us anytime.
If you want to buy the Hydrology 9 vaporizer do that only at authorized dealerships, this promises you will get an original unit (no fakes) and a valid warranty. I recommend this store, it is the official Cloudious shop, it has excellent customer service, fast shipping, and discrete packaging.
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