You remember when Puffco dropped the Peak e-rig back in 2018, right? Back then, dabbing was a secret society – you'd only get in if you could handle a torch and had the lungs of a whale. Now, the name Puffco is synonymous with pushing boundaries and setting new norms in the cannabis space. And man, they've done it again.
Puffco's newest gadget, the Proxy, is a modular vaporizer that's about to shake up the way we puff on our concentrates, while helping to break the taboo surrounding the culture it represents.
The concentrate scene has been on the low for a while, mainly due to some stigma and not being as familiar to people as, say, puffing a joint or chewing on an edible. Puffco changed that by bringing dabbing from the underground to your coffee table with the Peak and Peak Pro. Now, with the Proxy, they're taking it from your living room to the streets.
The clever design of the atomizer pod invites glass artists to add their creativity to an entirely new accessory space. Plus, the portability of the waterless device in pipe form makes puffing on hash simpler and sneakier than ever before.
What’s the Scoop on the Puffco Proxy?
The Puffco Proxy is a portable, modular vaporizer that lets you customize your smoking experience. Unlike other modular dab devices that are made to fit pre-existing glass rigs or bongs, the Proxy needs the glass to be built around it.
The base unit is like a portable, rubber-coated version of the 3D Chamber atomizer you find in the Peak Pro. The ceramic chamber heats evenly from all sides, and there's an Oculus carb cap with a directional air path to ramp up vapor production.
The device comes with a sherlock pipe glass receptacle, small and stealthy. The sherlock shape is Puffco's cheeky nod to the stoner culture of old, bringing back the feels of the Gandalf pipes we used to puff on.
We can expect more accessories from Puffco soon, and glass artists are already blowing our minds with creations to house this little marvel. So part of the excitement with the Proxy is the anticipation of what’s yet to come.
So, How Does This Thing Work?
Operating the Proxy is a piece of cake. Just like the Peak and Peak Pro, the Proxy uses a simple push-button interface with four heat settings: blue (low), green (medium), red (high), and white (peak).
Included with your Proxy is a carrying case, loading tool, Dual Tools, and a USB-C charging cable.
The Puffco Proxy: How to Use It
- Charge it up.
- Unlock and lock the device by holding the main button for three seconds.
- Single-click to switch heat settings.
- Put your chosen concentrate in the 3D Chamber with the loading tool.
- Pop the carb cap on top of the chamber and push down until it's snug.
- Double-click the main button to heat it up – a pulsing light shows it's heating.
- The device vibrates and flashes three times when it's ready.
- Take a gentle hit.
- Clean the chamber after each use with the dry Dual Tool.
Easy-Peasy Puffco Proxy Cleaning
Cleaning your Proxy is a breeze, so you can get back to doing what you love in no time.
- Unscrew the chamber from the base.
- Light cleaning: Gently remove residue with a cotton swab and 90%+
- isopropyl alcohol.
- Deep cleaning: Submerge the chamber in 90%+ isopropyl alcohol for 20 minutes - never use water.
- Gently clean the gold contact points using cotton swabs soaked in isopropyl alcohol.
- Clean the airpath between the base with a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl alcohol.
- Once removed, submerge in isopropyl alcohol.
- Rinse with water after soaking.
- Let it dry thoroughly.
Why Should You Get Excited About the Puffco Proxy?
The Puffco Proxy is the most groundbreaking concentrate device since the original Peak hit the market. I've reviewed devices for years, and trust me, this might just be one of the most impressive cannabis products of all time in terms of innovation and cultural impact.
The best way to describe the Proxy — in its basic sherlock form — is as an electronic pipe that lets you smoke hash as casually as you would puff weed: anywhere, anytime, any day. It's that simple, and that's the beauty of it.
I initially worried that the absence of water would make hits too harsh, but I found the Proxy's draw to be smooth and packed with flavor. I not only didn't miss the water, but I also preferred the dry smoking experience. The flavor hits harder, and it feels more laid-back than the bong-like Peak or Peak Pro, which are more for at-home use.
The e-rig market is brutal, mostly filled with cheap, trashy knockoffs that slaughter your terps with a scorching coil — then break a week later.
Puffco's careful design process results in products that create culture, not waste, and sets the bar astronomically high compared to its competitors in terms of concept, looks, and function. The Proxy might be Puffco's best creation yet, and we're stoked to see what's next.
So there you have it, folks! If you're a fan of dabbing, the Puffco Proxy is a no-brainer. If you're new to concentrates, this might just be the perfect device to help you dip your toes in. Don't get left behind – elevate your smoke sessions and join the revolution in hash consumption today. Because the only thing better than a good sesh is a great sesh.
Remember to keep things clean and maintain your device for the best experience. Keep your eyes peeled for more dope accessories from Puffco and make your Proxy your own. Get your Puffco Proxy attachments and accessories and let's take the dabbing culture to a whole new level!