Smart Rig Showdown: Puffco Peak Pro 3D versus Peak Pro 3D XL Chamber

The Puffco Peak Pro 3D XL Chamber and the Puffco Peak Pro 3D Chamber are accessories for the Puffco Peak Pro Smart Rig vaporizer. The original 3D chamber was notable for heating elements on the sides of the bowl, which had better heat distribution. It provided a notable upgrade on the more basic design of the standard chamber, and a competitive edge over rival brands. 

Puffco Peak Pro Chamber Basics

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The Chamber (bowl) is where you place your concentrate so it can be heated and vaporized. It may look like a basic bowl but both 3D chambers are impressive pieces of kit with real-time temperature control. 

Puffco Connect

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The Puffco Peak Pro is considered a smart rig because of its variable settings, and because the 3D Chamber contains internal sensors that provide the ultimate in control.

The Puffco Connect App provides firmware upgrades and integrated controls for your Peak Pro Smart Rig. This unmatched level of control can be tapped into on an iPhone, Android or desktop. 

The Puffco Connect App has four optimized heat settings, but gives you the freedom to create and save dozens of personalized profiles. You can adjust the temperature, duration, and have full vapor control. It is the Puffco Connect App that makes the Peak Pro the first smart rig. 

Smart Rig Advantages

More control, coupled with heating elements on the sides of the bowl, vaporize your concentrate while protecting the terpenes and cannabinoids from degrading. This helps the Peak Pro kick out great-tasting puffs with optimal satisfaction. Ceramic was chosen as the material due to its predictable heating properties. 

Puffco has positioned two heat sensors inside of the 3D and 3D XL chambers. This allows tracking of heat spread, a firm foundation for smart rig efficiency.

Puffco Peak Pro 3D XL

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The Peak Pro 3D XL Chamber is an upgraded replacement Puffco chamber with a larger bowl size, providing increased vapor production. And it is not just a small increase. It can double the vapor output of the already formidable 3D Chamber.

As a super-sized 3D chamber, it shares similar DNA and performance with its smaller stablemate. This means that the clever 3D designs continues to deliver optimal heat distribution and enhanced vapor quality. The 3D XL is compatible with all Puffco Peak Pro Smart Rigs. The 3D XL joystick is only compatible with the XL sized chamber. 

Does Chamber Size Matter?

3D vs 3D XL Chamber Puffco Peak Pro

Compared to the incumbent Peak Pro 3D Chamber, the upsized XL chamber is deeper and has an easier to use joystick cap than the previous version. The benefits of a larger chamber are self-explanatory.

Previously, the Carta 2 Vaporizer had a reputation as the hardest hitting e-rig vaporizer. The big 3D XL changes this. 

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The more subtle advantages of the XL chamber are also important. Puffco is repeatedly upgrading the firmware on the Puffco app. The addition of a 3D XL allows you to update your first generation Peak Pro with cutting edge control. This includes new vapor production controls and the ability to build a custom mood lighting sequences. 

Perhaps more important than enhancing functionality as a glorified Lava Lamp, the Puffco 3D XL Chamber simply holds more concentrate. This translates to more clouds with fewer refills per volume of dabbed vaped.

Puffco Peak Pro 3D XL Chamber Advantages

Peak Pro 3D XL Chamber with Joystick

And while it is larger, the Peak Pro 3D XL retains compatibility the same Puffco Peak Pro Smart Rig. The larger size means that it takes more battery power and slightly longer to heat the larger volume of concentrate it holds when using the same power settings. 

This is a potential downside of size is for the solitary pursuits of occasional dab enthusiast. The power of 3D XL chamber simply slices through smaller dabs, even at lower temperatures. This is the logical trade-off for 2x vapor production. The smaller 3D chamber may heat up faster, but the more efficient 3D XL will clear dabs more quickly and produce more vapor. 

Case for Puffco Peak Pro 3D XL Chamber

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Despite size and a new joystick being the primary visible differences, there is a strong case to be made for the 3D XL. Particularly for early adopters of the Peak Pro first generation who are looking for updates to the firmware and performance envelope. 

If you prefer larger dab loads, its beneficial attributes are immediately obvious. The design cuts backsplash, and hits far harder. The deeper bowl and larger joystick design can also reduce reclaim from getting on the device itself. 

Puffco Peak Pro 3D XL Kit Includes

  • Peak Pro 3D XL Chamber.
  • Peak Pro 3D XL Joystick Cap.

Puffco Peak Pro 3D XL Features

  • The larger capacity takes full advantage of Puffco 3D Chamber design, delivering optimal heat distribution and enhanced vapor quality.
  • Features a 78% larger bowl than the original Peak Pro 3D
  • Adds high capacity functionality to Puffco Peak Pro Smart Rig
  • Easy to install and use.

Puffco Peak Pro 3D XL Chamber Vapor Production

  • Greater capacity generates up to 2x more vapor compared to the original Peak Pro 3D.
  • Peak Pro 3D XL unlocks a unique new vapor production mode.

Puffco Peak Pro 3D XL Heating Times

  • Improved Puffco Peak Pro 3D XL Chamber heats quickly for a plus sized chamber, and while it may lag initially can quickly overtake the 3D with its two-fold advantage in vapor production. 



Puffco Peak Pro 3D Chamber

Puffco Peak Pro 3D Chamber

The incumbent is the Puffco Peak Pro 3D Chamber. It is an enhanced chamber for the Puffco Peak Pro vaporizer and a revolutionary design. It pioneered 3D chamber improvements that improve vapor production through better heat distribution. It also has associated firmware updates that can unlock the latent power of the original Peak Pro design.

Its advantage over the original Peak Pro chamber that lacks 3D heating are substantial. The 3D XL has 78 percent more surface area, making the original 3D a more efficient delivery system that requires less battery power per rip. The script can be flipped on its lower vapor production rate, as this makes it the more efficient dab sipper. 


Puffco Peak Pro 3D Chamber Features

  • The Puffco Peak Pro 3D Chamber is an enhanced chamber for the Puffco Peak Pro.
  • Requires less power to heat surface area than 3D XL. 
  • Peak Pro has longer battery life when used at equivalent settings to the 3D XL

Puffco Peak Pro 3D Chamber Vapor Production

  • The 3D Chamber heats up faster but produces less vapor than 3D XL. 
  • Requires more reloading in terms of volume but offsets this by clearing dabs more slowly. 
  • Amazing quality flavor and vapor. 

Puffco Peak Pro 3D Chamber Heating Times

  • Sidewall heating elements help you reach temperature quickly, resulting in faster vapor.
  • The 3D Chamber heats concentrates only on the side walls, which preserves the quality of the oil and delivers amazing vapor and flavor. 


Final Thoughts: Peak Pro 3D XL versus 3D Chamber

Puffco Peak Pro 3D XL Chamber versus Puffco Peak Pro 3D Chamber

The main difference between the two chambers is the size of the bowl and the amount of vapor they can produce. The XL Chamber has a larger bowl and can generate double the vapor compared to the original 3D Chamber.

This makes the XL Chamber suitable for users who prefer more significant hits. These are both excellent chambers and there was a split verdict regarding flavor, some preferring the more frugal vapor production of the 3D, and others insisting it deteriorated more quickly giving the Peak Pro 3D XL Chamber the edge.

There was a similar split on ramp up speeds, as the smaller 3D Chamber reaches temperature faster but the 3D XL overtakes it with a vengeance, clearing the chamber faster with thicker and superior vapor. 

Neither leaves much in the way of residue, although the deeper bowl of the 3D XL reduces reclaim. 

Both chambers are excellent options. If lower battery usage, slightly faster heating times, and a less boisterous chamber with full Smart Rig functionality is your what you seek, the original Peak Pro 3D Chamber is suitable for your purposes. If you are looking for more Puffco App Smart Rig features, heavy vapor production, a bigger capacity bowl, and flavor that the manufacturer has weighed in and deemed superior, the Peak Pro 3D XL is the way to go.  


Puffco New Peak Pro Innovations

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We would be remiss to omit discussion of the Puffco New Peak Pro Smart Rig. The upgrades found on the New Peak Pro are laser focused on performance but they also made the device more fun to use as well. While the purchase of a Peak Pro 3D or 3D XL chamber allows an older Peak Pro to unlock firmware upgrades and features on the Puffco Connect App., someone new to the world of smart rigs should seriously consider the new flagship model. 

LED Lights

The Peak Pro has LED lights that make it the centerpiece of any room. Controlling the mood lights, a built in LED functionality, on the Puffco App makes the Puffco New Peak Pro the centerpiece of any room.

New Puffco Atomizer Design

The improved atomizer in the Peak Pro is less prone to chazzing and is more durable than the earlier model. Chazzing refers to a burnt-on resin that can accumulate. 

Customizable Heat Settings

The original Peak Pro came with four pre-heat settings, but on the Puff New Peak Pro you can customize the heat settings through the Puffco App.

Real Time Heat Control

The redesigned atomizer has real-time heat control to making it a true smart e-rig.

Bigger Bowl Capacity

The bowl on the Puffco New Peak Pro is 40% larger than the original Peak Pro.

Taller Glass Attachment

The New Peak Pro's glass attachment is taller, allowing for a larger water capacity and better airflow.

Improved Insert

The improved Puffco New Peak Pro features an insert is not prone to resin accumulation.

Superior Ergonomics

The Puffco New Peak Pro is easier to hold. It has better grip and fits more easily in your hand when held.


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