Two-Fist Tuesday style – Today we’re comparing The Anvil with the new FMJ accessory from Simrell Collection.
The FMJ is a copper Full Metal Jacket for Dynavap that completely changes the vaping experience.
The Anvil is a new vape, not made by Dynavap, but similar in components and experience.
Where to Buy?
First things first – I don’t sell shit. I just review and compare. I waste my money so you don’t have to.
Buy the Anvil directly from Vestratto, buy the FMJ directly from Simrell.
Both of these products are too new to be carried at other vape stores.
Why the comparison?
The Anvil made a big splash in the dry herb vape scene because it took an already familiar, functional, and successful vape and made the results better.
The Anvil’s copper core and convection channeling produce better vapor and better extraction than a standard Dynavap – without all the rotating and additional heating.
But for $300, it’s still an analog device with a lot of parts.
Enter the FMJ by Simrell. The Full Metal Jacket delivers a very similar experience overhaul for the Dynavap. Gone are the need to rotate and the need to heat multiple times.
The FMJ extends the vaporization duration while increasing the extraction, resulting in more flavor and more extraction with less work.
Why the Drama?
The Anvil creator made a post on their blog making some non-supportive remarks towards Austyn Simrell and the FMJ.
It’s possible his whole post was that weird internet satire that only super literary types would understand but to me, his post was just ripe with BEING A BITCH.
The Anvil made blatant and unforgiving mimicry of the Dynavap and marketed itself directly to the community of Dynavap users.
John is being disingenuous and overly hypocritical to call out Simrell.
The Difference is the Vapor – but is it?
The Anvil and FMJ *absolutely* have different vapor, or vapour if you’re fancy.
While the Dynavap is almost entirely conduction and radiant heat-driven vaporization, the Anvil utilizes convection heating.
If you’re unfamiliar, this means the Anvil pre-heats the intake air and uses that hot air to deliver thermal calories to the herb. Convection vaporization keeps your herb cooler longer, resulting in less terp waste and more flavor.
Vestratto John and Anvil owners swear by the vapor difference. The Anvil’s convection changes the way it tastes and performs and it’s *very much intentional*
The question is – is that the true value and true differentiator?
People seem split. I’m not convinced that the Anvil can get me higher than the Dynavap on the same amount of material – but I think that really depends on user technique.
Which one? FMJ or Vestratto Anvil?
This is a tough call, but I’m leaning towards FMJ over Anvil.
The Anvil tastes better and can seem like a harder hit with less weed, but the complications of parts and the high price tag turn me off.
Add in the territorial drama and chest-thumping and I’m completely turning away. We can do better.
Hmmm, for $10 I’ve ordered the FMJ. Karma feels better too.
I love my FMJ. I almost exclusively use it now and as Troy might say it passes my reach test. I got mine in May and it’s now August. I use my Vapcaps fairly regularly. Big fan.
I get it. People will react to Vestratto’s business practices (Founders Anvil deal v. Users price, John’s angry hypocritical lashing out at Simrell, price difference to the fmj with comparable performance, continued $25 shipping no matter whether for O rings or wpa) but personally I just can’t get that emotionally invested in the drama to care that much. I own a dynavap with an fmj and an Anvil and to me the Anvil is just noticeably better. Is it worth the cost in comparison to a $70 M w. an fmj? I think it is but if you’re on a budget there’s no doubt the M /fmj is the way to go. I just hope with time having gone by the community can get past Vestratto’s issues and realize at the end of it, it’s a really great vape.
I have 2 anvils and a few Dynavaps.. I have now started heating the FMJ for a solid 8 seconds past the click. I’m telling you it draws even with the anvil. No combustion, dark full extraction. Give it a shot! Worst case ya set your weed on fire, which we all probably did at some point. To be clear I have NOT combusted once
WOW that’s a long ride after the click. Are those timed with a timer or just mental counting?
Also how do you pack? Are you using SS or Ti bowl? Sorry that’s a lot of questions… I’m super curious and want to check it out next time I get the FMJ out!