Utillian is a Canadian cannabis vaporizer company based in Toronto. Their first vaporizer was the Utillian 420, followed by a series of subsequent versions which include the 421, 620, 720, and 721. The most current edition is a convection-based vaporizer called the Utillian 722.
The Utillian 722, like the previous versions, is a portable weed vaporizer. It features a USB-rechargeable internal 2300 mAh battery and has a simple interface and four temperature presets with a boost mode. It’s primarily designed for bud, but it also includes a canister for vaporizing extracts.
There seems to be a lack of unbiased reviews on this device on the web. I’ve never tried any of their previous products, so in this review I’m going to be judging it based on the best portable vaporizers I’ve tested over the years.
The Utillian 722 was sent courtesy of TVape for the purpose of this review.
Price: $149 (at TVape)
Colors: black, gunmetal
The Utillian 722 comes in your typical cardboard vaporizer packaging—nothing flashy. The box reads “function & form” and there is some basic product info printed on it. Inside is everything you’ll need to get started. That includes the device itself, a set of three screens and O-rings, a Micro-USB charging cable, packing tool, cleaning brush, and a user manual. But that’s not all…
My kit also included a wax canister and tweezers, but for some reason, I don’t see that listed on their site. They don’t mention anything about concentrates in the specs either. My guess is that the product is mostly geared towards flower with the option for wax, as a way to “keep up with the Joneses”. We’ll soon find out if it is truly equipped for vaporizing concentrates or not.
I appreciate how they also include three full sets of backup O-rings and screens. Those types of little things go a long way. Unfortunately, there’s no water pipe adapter currently available for the Utillian 722. But where there’s a will, there’s always a way. More on that later.
The Utillian 722 stands at 111 mm tall, 58 mm wide, and just 28 mm in width. It’s smaller than an iPhone but much thicker. Weighing in at 180 grams, it feels relatively lightweight. The stainless-steel chamber holds about 0.4 grams of bud. The screen on the top cap has the same familiar design as the bottom of the herb chamber and is also constructed of stainless steel.
The device has a 30-second heat-up time, four temperature settings, and a boost mode. It also has an auto-shutoff function after seven minutes. The LED light on top displays four different colors to indicate your temp setting and there is a small LED on the bottom of the device to indicate battery life. The Utillian 722 is operated entirely by a single button. The button feels comfortable to push too. It has a nice soft click that isn’t aggressively clicky.
The top cap adds a bit of flair, although the swivel mouthpiece design has been seen many times before on devices like the Tera, Crafty, and Mighty. It’s made of a very rugged plastic with a subtle texture to it that gives it a nice mouthfeel. The top cap is held on by magnets that secure it in place. The device has a matte rubber coating that feels very comfortable to grip.
There is an ever so slight gap between the lid and the body. So slight, that only a vape reviewer would ever care to mention it. Otherwise, everything looks pretty solid, nothing feels flimsy or that it can easily break. The device is covered under a one-year warranty courtesy of TVape.
There has been some talk on the streets about who designed the Utillian. It resembles a handful of other vapes that go by different names, like the Fenix, the Fury, etc. So, it’s likely that Utillian just works with an OEM supplier who also supplies other companies with similar products. But I’m not so concerned with that. I’m more interested in how it actually performs.
The Utillian 722 uses one button for everything. It’s not too complicated after your first few sessions. In fact, it was pretty intuitive right off the bat.
Here are some important tips for getting started with the Utillian 722 vaporizer:
And here is a breakdown of the five temp settings on the Utillian 722:
Green: 356 F / 180 C
Blue: 374 F / 190 C
Purple: 392 F / 200 C
Red (solid): 410 F / 210 C
Red (flashing): 437 F / 225 C
If you hold the power button down for two seconds, the LED will start flashing red when you’ve entered boost mode. The device will fire at its max temp of 437 F (225 C) for as long as you hold it. It’s the perfect feature when you just want to blast off or finish out a session real quick.
I tested the Utillian 722 with a variety of THC and CBD flower strains and extracts. First, I’ll talk about how it did with flower, and then I’ll describe my experience with the extract chamber.
My first impression after loading it up with some bud and firing it up was interesting. I noticed that as soon as the LED light turned solid, the vapor already started flowing out. There’s usually a small grace period. Right after that first puff, I detected heavy clouds in my forecast. Even on the lowest setting, the vapor production is impressive. No complaints in terms of vapor volume. The vapor quality was good too—dense, satisfying clouds. And the draw resistance is just right.
The ABV comes out consistent, with no charring and no combustion whatsoever, even after using it in boost mode. The oven capacity is 0.4 g, but it still puts out clouds using a half pack closer to 0.25 g. I’m also convinced that it’s (mostly) convection because it doesn’t roast my herb between puffs. And I was able to vape it through a water pipe using the whip attachment from my Extreme Q! It did just what I was hoping for. Huge effortless clouds and very little coughing.
Believe it or not, the wax canister works really well. I was never a fan of the PAX concentrate attachment, and never crazy about those little steel pucks that a lot of vaporizers come with. The wax canister is a little steel cup with holes in it that looks like the casing of a coil head.
In any case, it did a great job vaporizing my wax without making a mess. There wasn’t really any residue to clean up, which I fear the most when using vaporizers with dabs. The wax got fully vaporized. As long as you stick to packing under 0.2 g, you’ll be good. I didn’t even need to use the highest temp settings. I was able to get decent clouds even on the first three settings. I never had to use boost mode either, but I’d imagine that it would produce ridiculous clouds.
So, the Utillian 722 excels at cloud production, but not as much for flavor. I didn’t really think much of it at first until I decided to compare it with another vaporizer. I wasn’t expecting to notice such a difference but after using the same sour diesel strain on the MIQRO, I couldn’t un-taste it. During my first session back on the Utillian, my initial reaction was, “what happened?”
But nothing happened. And there was a noticeable difference in flavor. I don’t know if it’s due to the overall design or just the plastic mouthpiece. Granted, it is still a true convection vape, so the flavor is still going to be a few billion times better compared to smoking, in my opinion at least. But if you’re a vapor purist that’s seeking the cleanest flavor possible, the Utillian 722 might not cut it. It’s not a straight-up con, but it’s not the major selling point of this device.
I’ve seen people on forums upgrading the mouthpiece to the quartz ones that are available for the Storz & Bickel vapes. It’s probably worth the couple of extra bucks, so I’ll have to give that a shot because I still really like using this vaporizer for all of the other reasons mentioned. I could see how a glass piece could potentially improve the flavor. But I don’t think it would be too drastic because I’ve used other devices with plastic mouthpieces that still produce better flavor.
There is a small LED at the bottom of the device near the charging port. It features three colors to indicate battery life: green, orange, and red. When the battery is depleted, it will start flashing red. The internal battery is rated for 2300 mAh. That’s a little bit more than what you would get from a typical 18650. I was able to get around five 5-10 minute sessions on a full charge. That might be enough to get some people through a full day, but not quite if you vape as often as me.
Unfortunately, the Utillian 722 doesn’t do passthrough vaping either. It takes about two hours to achieve a full charge, which is a long time if you don’t own any other vaping devices. However, that’s pretty typical for a 2300 mAh battery. USB-C charging or a replaceable battery wouldn’t have been such a bad idea, especially since you can’t charge it while it’s in use.
Here are the three battery level displays on the Utillian 722:
Green: 60% to 100%
Orange: 20% to 60%
Red: 20% to 0%
The Utillian 722 is one of the easier vaporizers to clean. There are no narrow crevices or little gaps that accumulate debris. So, if you just keep up with brushing the oven and mouthpiece after each session, there’s not gonna be much left to do. With concentrates, if you only use the Utillian 722 with less than 0.1 g, you’re less likely to be left with a big sticky mess on your hands. For bud, I always stay within the 0.4 g limit, and usually closer to 0.25-0.3 g.
The user manual suggests using a Q-tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol after every 3-4 sessions. Just make sure all of the alcohol evaporates before you use the device again. The plastic mouthpiece, screen, wax canister, and O-rings can be soaked in alcohol for up to 20 minutes.
The user manual says not to soak the entire magnetic cap section because that could damage its rubber coating. Clean with a Q-tip and rinse under water instead and make sure they are dry before using again. I find that if you just brush out the bowl with a dry Q-tip after each session, there’s really no need to break out the alcohol unless you’ve gone a while without cleaning it.
I used the wax canister a few times and was able to keep it squeaky clean with a dry Q-tip too. I never had to use the tweezers. I just give the wax canister time to cool off before touching it.
If you’re only interested in the purest flavor the biggest battery capacity, the Utillian 722 might not be your cup of tea. But with that said, the Utillian 722 is still a powerhouse. It delivers fat milky rips for days, which at the end of the day is its most desirable attribute. Plus, you can always pimp out the mouthpiece to a quartz one to kick the flavor up a notch for a few bucks.
No, it ain’t a Mighty killer. But at half the price, it’s an affordable entry into convection vaping on the go. Simple one-button operation, easy cleaning, and consistent performance. Just pack some bud in, turn it on, and within 30 seconds you’re on cloud nine. It’s comfortable to use, looks discreet, and comes with an option for concentrates that actually works. Not a bad deal for a dependable cloud-chucking machine that’s both portable and affordable.
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