By Sue Vorenberg
Cannabis Daily Record
There’s a certain elegance in the simplicity of the Eyce Silicon Dab Rig.
At first blush, it looks like a creatively carved piece of plastic that seems destined to burst into melting flame. But it’s actually a tough, durable and easily portable little rig for everyday use.
The platinum cured silicon body and stem can handle being near the blowtorch heat required to get the rig’s nail to dabbing temperature. Silicone rubber, the base material, can handle temperatures between -55 °C to +300 °C (or −148 to 572 °F).
And the advantages of that silicon body span far beyond temperature tolerance. You can literally drop this thing off of a third floor balcony, sit on it, stretch and fold the silicon in strange ways to get it clean, or toss it in the dishwasher and it will be just fine.
The rig comes with a silicon body and stem cap, a dab storage container on the bottom, a 10 mm GR2 titanium nail and a dab wand. There’s also a little hook on the top of the silicon body in case you want to tie a string around it and hang it around your neck while you’re on the go (which seems a little odd to me, but I’ve talked to several budtenders who think that’s a great feature, so who am I to judge?).
To use it, you stick a bit of water into the main chamber, pop the cover on, shove the nail into the top (it’s sort of a bouncy, but solid fit) and then start blowtorching (aiming at the nail, not the rig – the rig is sturdy, but not completely impervious to heat damage).
The dab tool and dab storage container on the bottom are also a nice touch. The tool sticks into one of four holes along the rig bottom – and with the attached storage container you have everything you need in one unit to hit the road.
You can also buy a separate bowl for flower for your Eyce Rig for $22.99, which I was tempted to do.
And I almost forgot one of the biggest selling points for this little gadget – the price! For $49.99 you can get one in a variety of colors. That’s even less expensive than many of the glass rigs I’ve seen.
My only problem with the Eyce Rig is that it needs a carb cap. A friend of mine suggested using one of the glass jars that dabs come in – and that works fairly well. But it would be nice to see one from Eyce that really fits the rig in the future.
If you’re looking for a nice inexpensive rig that can take a licking and go wherever you go, I’d strongly recommend grabbing one of these things. It’s a fine addition to my weed gadget shelf.
(NOTE: For those in Southwest Washington, where CDR is published, Eyce Rigs are available at High End Market Place)