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Artrix Sip Concentrate Vape Review

Artrix Sip

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4.0

Excellent

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The bottom line

While I’ll always be partial to a good desktop rig, the portability and performance of the Sip has made me consider keeping it on hand. The small size and lightweight make it ideal for taking it with you on the road.

Of course, the Sip isn’t trying to compete with desktop rigs; that would be silly. Instead, it’s a great option for vapers who want a good option for vaping concentrates on-the-go without sacrificing too much of what makes the experience good to begin with: flavor, vapor, and effects.

The Sip covers all of these fronts quite handily, producing good flavor, great vapor once it gets going, and effects that you can really feel (depending on your choice of concentrates).

There are a few cons to mention too, though. It’s not refillable, battery life can be hard to track due to the one-color LED, and the symmetrical shape can lead to vaping on the wrong end (a lot).

All things considered, the Sip is a neat and handy little concentrate vape that I have no problem recommending to vapers looking for a portable, disposable concentrate device.

If you’re a concentrate vaper that is after something a bit more portable to take with you out of the house, the Artrix Sip might just be what you’re looking for. It’s a slim device that looks a lot like a nicotine pod vape, however it can be filled with up to 1ml of concentrates. Its unassuming appearance makes it great for discreet usage and, despite the small size, it packs some power as well.

Inside of the Sip is a 1.5Ω coil and a 300mAh battery which can be recharged with Type-C charging. This is a disposable device and it’s not refillable so once the material inside is finished, you simply throw it away.

We’ve previously reviewed a few of Artrix’s other concentrate vapes like the Fitty, Cubox, and Demo. We’ve also reviewed one of their 510 cartridges, the Artrix Drillor. All of these products from Artrix have proven to be quite good and, spoiler alert, the Sip is no different.

  • Size: 100mm x 17mm x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 18g
  • Food Grade PCTG Tank
  • Stainless steel (SUS316L) central post
  • 1.5Ω Resistance
  • 1ml Capacity
  • 300mAh Rechargeable battery
  • Snap-in Tip
  • Draw activated

Design & Build Quality

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The Sip is one of the smallest and lightest concentrate vapes that I’ve used. It’s not too tall at 100mm in height and with a width of 17mm, it’s not too wide either. It’s also extraordinarily slim at only 9.5mm thick. 

The long, rectangular body feels great in the hand. It’s natural to hold and vape with and, if a little discretion is needed, I can conceal the Sip almost completely in my palm for a draw or two. 

That’s one of the big advantages of a device like the Sip; unlike a large desktop rig, the Sip can be taken with you and used everywhere and it won’t attract much attention. Most people that I showed it to thought that it was a nicotine vape!

The entire device only weighs 18g so it’s almost unnoticeable when it’s in my hand or pocket. I can throw the Sip in my pocket and forget that it’s there (something that happened more than a few times due to the powerful concentrates that I had in it). 

The body of the Sip is made out of aluminum alloy and it feels very solid indeed. There’s no flex to the body and it’s extremely resistant to bending. I’ve even had it in the back pocket of my jeans and sat on it and there was no harm done.

A nice feature of the Sip is its soft-touch coating. This makes the device a bit more grippier and also a bit more pleasant to hold. The downside is that it gets dirtier more quickly than a device with a smooth/painted finish and this is especially noticeable if you get the Sip in white. There’s also a black color available which presumably won’t look dirty as quickly.

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The Sip is a disposable device that can be filled up for the first time with your own material. The tank holds up to 1ml of concentrates. After filling, the opaque mouthpiece snaps-on to the top of the device and effectively seals the tank; you cannot remove the mouthpiece once it’s secured on to the Sip.

Since the mouthpiece is solid plastic and not a clear tank like on the Artrix Fitty, you may be wondering how you monitor the amount of concentrates that you have left in the tank. For that, there is an ejuice viewing window on each side of the Sip that gives a clear view of the lower portion of the tank. The windows are clear without any tint whatsoever so it’s easy and convenient to check. 

On the opposite end of the Sip there is a triangular LED that lights up each time that you take a draw. This triangle, made up of three sections, is also Artrix’s logo. It’s a neat way to integrate the logo into the device and I think it looks pretty cool.

Finally, on the bottom of the Sip there is a Type-C charging port to recharge the 300mAh battery.

Because the Sip is a slim rectangular shape and the top and bottom of the device look so similar, I’ve picked it up many times and tried to take a draw from the wrong end of the device. This is worse when there’s poor lighting as you can’t see where the LED indicator is and thus which end to draw on. It’s a minor frustration that comes down to the symmetrical shape of the device but overall, not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things.


How to use the Artrix Sip

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I had the opportunity of testing out one of Artrix’s previous concentrate devices, the Artrix Fitty (which Danielle reviewed not too long ago). The Sip features a nearly identical fill procedure which is straightforward and free of mess but you have to have the right gear to get the  job done.

In order to fill the Sip you’ll need some concentrates of your choosing, a syringe, and a needle tip for your syringe with a diameter of 2.5mm or less. An 18 gauge needle seems to work best for filling this device (as well as Artrix’s other devices). If you don’t have syringes and needle tips you can easily find them online at places like Amazon for less than $10.

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Once you have the required tools for the job you can get down to filling which, as I mentioned earlier, is pretty straightforward. 

  • Attach the needle tip to your syringe. If you’re using concentrates that come in an applicator (like we have available at cannabis stores here in Canada), you can simply screw the needle tip onto the applicator.
  • Insert the needle tip into one of the two outer holes and fill the tank with your concentrates.
  • Depending on the consistency of your concentrates, Artrix recommends waiting a set amount of time before snapping in the mouthpiece. If your material is thin, Artrix recommends waiting 90 seconds before snapping in the mouthpiece. For thicker materials, Artrix recommends waiting 180 seconds.
  • Push and slide the mouthpiece down onto the top of the Sip until it snaps in and sits firmly in place and flush with the battery.
  • Artrix recommends waiting four hours before using the device.
  • After the recommended waiting period is up, simply draw on the mouthpiece to vape.

Performance

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I tested the Sip using two different concentrates; one with a less viscous, oil-like consistency, and one that was much thicker. With the less viscous concentrates, the Sip had no trouble producing a large amount of vapor right from the first two or three puffs. The Sip also handled my thicker material very well, although it took a few puffs to get it warmed up and ‘going’. Once it got going though, each draw was full and dense.

Something that I noticed from the Sip is just how ‘clean’ my concentrates taste. This is probably thanks to the tank being made from food grade PCTG and the central post being made from SUS316L, both of which won’t ‘leech’ or interact. And since the stainless steel post travels all the way up to the mouthpiece, the vapor pathway is clean too.

The vapor from the Sip is luke-warm, verging on cool, and very smooth. I’d place this device at the top of my list for portable concentrate vapes; the flavor is remarkably good for a low-powered device. It should go without saying that the warmth and flavor aren’t comparable to a desktop rig but for the size and portability, the performance is impressive.

In addition to the flavor, battery life from the Sip is impressive as well. With semi-frequent use I was able to go for 2-3 days before having to recharge the Sip. If you’re a less frequent user than this then you could likely get a week or more of use from a charge.


Verdict

While I’ll always be partial to a good desktop rig, the portability and performance of the Sip has made me consider keeping it on hand. The small size and lightweight make it ideal for taking it with you on the road.

Of course, the Sip isn’t trying to compete with desktop rigs; that would be silly. Instead, it’s a great option for vapers who want a good option for vaping concentrates on-the-go without sacrificing too much of what makes the experience good to begin with: flavor, vapor, and effects.

The Sip covers all of these fronts quite handily, producing good flavor, great vapor once it gets going, and effects that you can really feel (depending on your choice of concentrates).

There are a few cons to mention too, though. It’s not refillable, battery life can be hard to track due to the one-color LED, and the symmetrical shape can lead to vaping on the wrong end (a lot).

All things considered, the Sip is a neat and handy little concentrate vape that I have no problem recommending to vapers looking for a portable, disposable concentrate device.

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Robert Barnes

Robert is the Senior Editor for News and Reviews here at Versed Vaper. Robert previously worked in tech journalism and even wrote commercials. Initially, he joined our team to cover important vaping industry news. Now, he oversees and produces news, reviews, and deals content across a wide variety of topics ranging from law and policy changes, ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) products and Cannabis and CBD vaping products. When he’s not keeping track of all the latest vaping trends, he can most likely be found marathoning television series or playing with his awesome dog, Lupa.

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