Utillian is a brand that may not be as well-known in the US but has gained popularity in Canada. They have introduced several successful products such as the Utillian 5 dab pen and the Utillian 722 dry herb vaporizer. Now, they have entered the eRig market with their first-ever eRig, the Utillian 8. Priced at $220, it offers some notable features, including a 3D Atomizer, making it quite affordable compared to other premium eRigs in the market.

Introducing the Utillian 8 eRig: A Budget-Friendly Option with Mixed Reviews

Since its release, the Utillian 8 has received mixed reviews online. Some critics even went as far as calling it the “worst eRig ever” in a recent video. So, what’s the real story? Is it truly that bad or actually a good deal considering its price? After using the Utillian 8 for a couple of weeks, we have the answer.

In this review, we will delve into the features of the Utillian 8 and compare it to the more expensive and renowned Puffco Peak Pro, the undisputed champion of eRigs. But before we proceed, let’s clarify a few things. As always, we will provide links and coupon codes to the products mentioned in the video description below. Additionally, we give away all our review units to subscribers of this channel. We receive numerous units every month, and instead of letting them collect dust, we prefer to share them with our loyal subscribers. For more information on how to participate, please refer to the pinned comment below.

Now, let’s begin the unboxing process. The Utillian 8 comes in a protective carry case with straps to secure the unit in place. Inside, you’ll find the Utillian 8 unit itself, along with the glass, chamber, and carb cap. The package also includes alcohol pads, cotton swabs, a charging cable, and two Ruby pearls. With its sporty and elegant design, the Utillian 8 stands out. It features a glass bubbler, a coil, and a body with an internal battery. The unit also has a removable outer shell made of hard plastic and mesh, giving it a distinctive appearance.

The activation button is conveniently located on the side, and it remains accessible even with the case on, along with the USB-C charging port. The chamber of the Utillian 8 consists of three main components: the coil (referred to as a 3D atomizer by Utillian), the cover, and the carb cap, which comes with a built-in dab tool. The heating coils are embedded in the ceramic walls of the bowl, not only at the bottom but also on the sides. This design allows the wax to heat up from all sides, ensuring a thorough extraction. It’s worth noting that unlike the Puffco Peak Pro, the Utillian 8 includes the 3D coil in the kit, while Puffco only includes the “regular” coil, with the 3D chamber sold separately for an additional $75.

Using the Utillian 8 is straightforward. Simply scoop some concentrate using the built-in dab tool on the carb cap and place it in the chamber. The kit also includes two Ruby pearls that can be dropped into the chamber. If you’re unfamiliar with Quartz or Ruby pearls, they enhance the extraction process, and you can find more information in the video linked below. Press the power button for two seconds, and the device will vibrate and start heating up, indicated by a blinking red light. The power button also acts as a control to cycle through the four preset heat levels, represented by LED bars. Set your desired heat level and wait for the light to turn green.

During our testing, we found that the flavor and vapor quality of the Utillian 8 were quite good, especially at the beginning of the session. However, as the session progressed, the temperature seemed to get too hot, resulting in harsh hits. This leads us to the main differences between the Utillian 8 and the Puffco Peak Pro, with the most significant difference being temperature control. The Puffco Peak Pro utilizes sensors in the heating coil, along with an onboard microchip, to maintain optimal temperature throughout the session. This ensures consistent and accurate heating without the risk of overheating or burning the concentrate. Unfortunately, the Utillian 8 lacks this temperature control functionality, providing steady power to the coil regardless of the actual temperature. As a result, the hits can become harsh, particularly towards the end of the session.

Another notable difference between the two devices is the price. The Puffco Peak Pro is currently priced at $400, with an additional $75 for the 3D chamber. In contrast, the Utillian 8 comes at a more affordable $220, including the 3D atomizer in the kit. Considering the significant price disparity, it’s important to recognize that the Puffco Peak Pro offers superior performance and vapor quality. It also features a mobile app for advanced control settings, a wider range of available accessories, and a robust customer support system. On the other hand, the Utillian 8, while lacking advanced features and the extensive product ecosystem of Puffco, still provides decent performance and serves as a value-oriented option.

In conclusion, the Utillian 8 cannot match the performance and vapor quality of the Puffco Peak Pro. However, considering its price, it is still a solid choice. If you’re an experienced user or someone seeking the best experience regardless of the cost, the Puffco Peak Pro is undoubtedly the superior eRig. Its temperature control feature and optimal vapor quality throughout the session make it a top choice. However, if you’re a new user or prefer not to invest $400 in your first eRig, the Utillian 8 is a reasonable alternative. While it lacks advanced features and smartphone app integration, it offers good value for the price.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *