Updated 12/19/18 – Ghost has made significant updates to this device and the most up-to-date Ghost MV1 review and video can be found HERE.
I’m leaving this version of the review live for informational purposes. The Ghost MV1 had several issues at launch.
While other reviewers pedaled their affiliate links, I pointed out issues.
12 months later, the vape is fixed.
It’s been a year since the original overhyped Ghost MV1 drama. Vape Critic hyped the MV1 for many months exclaiming it as the best vape ever, but when it finally released it was a dud.
Ghost spent the next 10 months improving the vaporizer and solving most of the issues and I’m happy to offer an updated review the Ghost MV1.
Unlike other reviewers, I make no money from the Ghost MV1. I even purchased my units with my own money…
Here is what Ghost fixed after my first MV1 review
– redesigned heatsink and mouthpiece gasket to prevent leaky airpath
– improved interior surface of the heatsink to reduce glass-on-ceramic scratching
– reprogrammed software to maximize battery life and bring it into an acceptable range
– designed and launched a crucible dispenser for us stoners who vape more than .1g at a time
– fixed tolerance gaps in silicone/crucible fitting to eliminate air leaking
– tweaked software to reduce electronic noise
Here’s what they didn’t fix
Crucibles – Ghost is committed to the crucibles. They’re a pain in the ass to deal with now because they’re ceramic and stainless steel and re-usable. They’re small and difficult to deal with, especially when they’re hot. These will eventually be replaced with disposable K-cup style pods, trading convenience for landfill space. Even worse.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeee – The vape makes a high pitch squealing sound when in use. It’s not loud or obnoxious to the point where it bothers everyone in the room, but it’s loud enough to bother me. Partly because I know it’s coming from low-quality electronic parts…
Here’s the good parts of my Ghost MV1 Review
Vapor Taste & Quality
The MV1 does put out some fantastic vapor. It is punchy, pure, and it tastes great. The MV1 is an on-demand vape. Push the button*, take a hit, put the vape away if that one hit was enough for you.
The crucible only holds .1g or less of ground cannabis. The vapor experience depends on your draw length and heat settings.
Vaporization & Extraction
The Ghost MV1 does a great job evenly extracting the THC and cannabinoids from dry herb and concentrates. Several comments and reviews mention a ‘magical factor’ that somehow extracts more or gets you higher than other vapes. This is nonsense. The Ghost MV1 won’t get you any higher than any other vape would.
At higher temperature settings the Ghost MV1 will completely extract a crucible in 3-6 long draws.
On Demand Dry Herb Vapor
I’ve never really been a fan of on-demand vaporizers until the (fixed and updated) Ghost MV1 showed me what it can do. With the loaded and ready MV1 in your pocket, you’re always 20 seconds away from a rich and tasty cloud of cannabinoids.
The on-demand usage is perfect for stepping into the men’s room and catching a quick lift while the wife and mother-in-law do their thing at whatever-the-fuck-store.
The Ghost MV1 is currently $295 with an extra battery, fast charger, and crucible dispenser.
The standalone MV1 is $295.
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