For the longest time now the Puffco Peak has been considered the golden standard of eRigs because of its superior build quality and consistent performance compared to other devices on the market. In fact, almost all eRigs that have been released since the Peak claims to be the Puffco Peak killer, showing that Puffco is king of the hill and is the brand to beat in the eRig platform. However, one company believes that they’ve managed to come up with a device that can potentially dethrone the Peak and replace it as the best eRig the vaporizer industry has to offer.
Today, we’ll be pitting two titans against each other to see which eRig offers the best features at the best price. So, grab your pop corns and crank up your dab rigs because we’re going to see a classic matchup between the Puffco Peak and the High Five Duo.
Tale of the Tape
Let’s look at how the High Five Duo and the Puffco Peak stand toe to toe.
High Five Duo
Right off the bat, both the High Five Duo and the Puffco Peak stand at 7 inches tall. Both offer an average size, especially when it comes to eRig standards. Nevertheless, both devices offer different dimensions as the Puffco Peak sports its conical shape while the High Five Duo looks pretty much like a boot.
Both devices are easy to hold and are designed to be ergonomic at best. In our own humble opinion, both eRigs are neck and neck when it comes to their dimensions.
Battery and Power
Most eRigs rely mainly on rechargeable batteries as a power source, and the High Five Duo and Puffco Peak are of no exception. Here’s how they stack up against each other.
The Puffco Peak uses a 1400mAh that gives it roughly two hours of heating or an average of 30 dab sessions in a single charge. The battery can be recharged using an inclusive micro USB charging cable that allows you to conveniently recharge your battery at home or on-the-go. While we’re yet to discover the actual milliamp capacity of the Duo’s battery, the brand aggressively markets the High Five Duo as a device that offers a longer battery life. However, what matters more is that the High Five Duo can be recharged using a USB-C charging cable which makes the Duo’s milliamp capacity somewhat irrelevant. As we all know USB-C technology offers faster recharge times and a more stable data and power transfer making the Duo a safer and a device that charges faster. And if that’s not enough, the High Five Duo battery is capable of pass-through charging which means that you can use it while it’s plugged in.
Both the Puffco Peak and the High Five Duo have LED bands on the base that illuminate while in use. As you would imagine, these LED lights will contribute to battery consumption and it's good that the High Five Duo has the ability to customize the brightness of the LED. This means the less bright your device is, the less power it sucks from the battery.
Overall, the way we see it, the more you conserve battery life the more power your eRig gets to offer. That said, we believe that the Duo wins against the Peak in a battery and power matchup.
Heating and Vaporization
The High Five Duo is outfitted with a stainless-steel atomizer that can be paired with a slew of buckets, two of which (quartz and titanium) come with the unit right out of the box. In terms of heating, the High Five Duo offers precision temperature control allowing you to adjust the temperature in increments of 10°. This lets you enjoy more accurate heating and a more customized approach to consuming your select materials. Moreover, the High Five Duo’s glass attachment is outfitted with six perc slits allowing it to provide better water filtration and moisture conditioning.
In the case of the Puffco Peak, they stand behind their threaded thermal-banger style atomizer that is used with a ceramic bucket. They also use preset temperature settings which gives users kind of a limited selection when it comes to personalization with room for only four temperature profiles. The glass attachment of the Puffco Peak offers decent percolation and water filtration but it has since amassed a suite of accessories and third-party glass attachments that give the Peak a great deal of advantage when it comes to variety.
But wait, there’s more!
The Peak’s aforementioned glass attachment advantage can also be had with the High Five Duo as the Duo offers accessories that lets you use Puffco Peak, and other Peak compatible glass attachments, with the High Five Duo. So, we guess that’s another steal from High Five Vaporizers.
One of the main reasons why consumers invest their money on eRigs is because of the technology they offer. The Puffco Peak is popular for its consistency and reliability when it comes to vapor production. Its secret is the intelligent temperature calibration that ensures that the temperature of the bucket stays the same. The buckets tend to get hot during repeated use and this can affect the quality of your vapors the longer you take your sessions. What this means is that the result you got when you first dabbed this session might not be the same as your fourth or fifth dab. To mitigate this change in temperature, the Puffco Peak uses a smart ware that automatically adjusts the heat times of the device if your bucket is too hot. The High Five Duo has the same thing employed through a complex microprocessor that helps reduce temperature fluctuations so you don’t have to leave the device to cool down just so you can get consistent hits.
Both eRigs are tied in this category in our opinion as they are both consistent in the quality of the vapors they produce.
Can't decide whether the Puffco Peak or the High Five Duo is the better eRig Let’s look at a summary of the features each eRig has to offer.
High Five Duo:
- Fast Heat Up
- Haptic Feedback
- Complex Microprocessor
- Crisp LED Display
- Adjustable LED Lights
- Pass-Through Charging
- USB-C Charging Technology
- Large Capacity Bowl 16mm
- Customizable Session Duration
- 11 LED Color Options
- Minimal Temperature Fluctuation
- Wide Base for Improved Stability
- Self-Seating Bowl
- Medical-Grade Airpath
- Made of Food Grade Materials
- Compatible with Puffco Peak Attachment
- Compatible with Wax and Herb
- 20-Second Heat Up Time
- Intelligent Temperature Calibration
- Sesh-Mode Functionality
- Removable Ceramic Bowl
- Haptic Feedback
- Ceramic Bowl
Looking at what both eRigs have to offer, the High Five Duo definitely has a lot of tricks up its sleeve. Winning the bout in battery, power, heating, vaporization, and the features it has to offer makes the High Five Duo the better device in our book and an eRig that can dethrone the Puffco Peak as the golden standard in eRigs. If you want to know where you can purchase the Puffco Peak and the High Five Duo online, check out VapeActive, the home of the best vaporizers on the market.