Pros: Smooth, filtered, affordable
Cons: Smoking, burns quick
Bias alert: I prefer to eat mj. #TakeCareOfYourLungs.
That being said, this is a top shelf product that I highly recommend. The only reason this product is not rated a full 5-leafs is because of the bias.
For $40, you will not be disappointed. These small cannabis cigars pack a hell of a punch that put two, high-tolerance cannabis veterans in a perfect high.
My birthday was afoot, therefore so was a celebration. I went to get a Leira Cannagar (click that link for the review) and THANKFULLY they were out-of-stock. I stress thankfully, because I ended up with a far superior product at a fraction of the price. Liera is about $110 and Blue roots was $40!!!
The Blue Roots Cannabis Co. Cannatela is a perfect solution to the celebratory cannabis smoking. The cannatela was easy to light with a standard lighter. We did experience uneven burning, but a quick re-ignition solved the issue. The filter allowed us to enjoy from beginning to end without the harsh burn towards the end.
We had a choice between Supermax OG (32% THC) and Samoas (~27% THC) as the flower and ended up with Supermax OG. Both are high THC as compared to the lower THC strain found in Liera's product that I tried (~12% THC). Those percents do not include the concentrate in the cannagars, which both products contain.
I was apprehensive to this product because of the cordia leaf wrapping, but true to the description it is a very smooth smoking leaf. I would compare it to an all natural rolling paper that does not add any flavors or harshness!
This is a high quality product and I look forward to trying more from Blue Roots because of this experience!
Pros: Trend setting, wearable, some decent features
Cons: Cheap parts, chemical aftertaste, hard to clean
Summary: #BiasAlert: I prefer to eat mj. #TakeCareOfYourLungs
That being said, the Smoking Shades are a nifty device with lots of room for refinement. The hinges and nose pieces are the only nice features in my four-eyed opinion; I wear glasses. Beyond that, these sun glasses feel really cheap. The overall weight of the product is 54.5g rendering this too heavy for a full day wear; my daily glasses are 16g for comparison.
The flaps that cover the bowl and on-board storage are tiny pieces of plastic attached via a screw. They feel like they will break at any minute and they get in the way of usage. Additionally, there is a lot of landfill waste with the packaging as you will see in the picture.
As far as "smoke-ability" this is a two-hit wonder with a bad aftertaste. The glasses hold less than 1 gram total. #TwoHitWonder = one in the on-board storage and one in the bowl pre-loaded. Cleaning the "cashed" flower becomes difficult and requires chemicals to clean the tiny holes in the bowl to a "new-bowl" status. Removing stored flower in the on-board storage is easy... if you are doing nothing else. If you are at a concert or on the move... welp, prepare to lose some if not all.
I very much appreciate the hard case this came with. For the price, I wish they included a silicon storage dish for loose flower within the case. There is a cleaning cloth this comes with which i appreciate, and you can store a lighter in carrying case.
Again, i'm not big on smoking / vaping, but this product is screaming for a vape version! I can see these as a dual rig setup with e-igniters. @SmokingShades I have more ideas on this.
For now, this is a great present for the stoner-pipe-collector as it truly is a trend setting product that I have no doubt will become a new category of sun glasses.
If you have questions about this or about life in general, let me know below!
Pros: Fancy AF, status symbol, sensory invoking
Cons: Price, availability, smoking
Bias Alert: I prefer to eat mj because I prefer not to smoke #TakeCareOfYourLungs.
That being said, this is a high quality product. The missing link between a tobacco cigar and a joint.
When you first unwrap the purple wax seal and open the tube, you are immediately hit with the smell of cannabis followed by the unmistakable scent of a cigar. My guess is curing the leaf causes this cigar scent.
I followed their instructional video and clipped the end, but I lit using a regular BIC lighter instead of a torch. That worked, but a torch would be easier for relighting. The Cannarillo burned exactly like a cigar... Slow, ashy, and all the fixin's. The amount of smoke produced from the cigar turned my one-car garage into the Dope Cup within minutes (not exaggerating). Luckily the extraction fan made quick work of clearing it out.
Over all, I was pleased with the cannagar and will ONLY be smoking this way in the future. I recommend you to try one simply for the experience, but overall don't smoke! The price is too steep for a poor indoor farmer like myself to buy again. Another reason I will not be re-purchasing is that I can make my own, higher quality cannagar, for $40.
DIY Link Will be Here..... eventually.
(Shout Out Freedom Market for holding the last one for me till I got there).
This was smoked as part of a side by side test of the Smoke Trap and Smokebuddy reviews. Links:
Smoke Trap Review
Smoke Buddy Review
Pros: Status piece, ergonomically designed, eco-ish-friendly
Cons: Filter, rubber seal
Bias alert: I prefer to eat mj. #TakeCareOfYourLungs
Smoke Trap + vape option = Invincible/Undetectable
I , however, lived it up with a Leira Cigar (review here).
Stealth was not my mission, rather really putting this product to the test. I did a side-by-side comparison with a Smokebuddy Original (review here). The Smoke Trap was the clear winner based on comfort, design and filtration but both devices do work.
Taking turns puffing smoke from the cannagar and blowing into a Smoke Trap, we tested the device's ability to keep up with the thickest smoke and blows. On a few aggressive blows, the smoke escaped where the rubber mouth piece meets the body and out by my mouth. This could be due to user error in not creating a full seal. Luckily, pressing the mouth piece firmly against your face feels good as compared to other similar devices. #SorryNotSorry
** #TIP : Wrap your finger around the seam between the body and the rubber mouth piece. This helps with smoke going in the right direction for harder blows. #ThatsWhatSheSaid
The only other issue I have is with the filter going to the landfill. I spoke with the CEO of Smoke Trap and he illustrated the difficulties of trapping smoke and the inability to reuse the filter with a DIY refill pack. "It's very difficult to trap smoke. Machine precision is the only way to ensure the filter works."
Beyond my words... I'll let the Smoke Trap speak for itself (pardon my posture):