Atmos Astra 2 Review - Out of this World or Out of Touch?
Build Quality61%
Vapor Quality67%
Look & Feel59%
Ease of Use75%
64%100Overall Score

Today we’re excited to be reviewing the Atmos Astra 2! Although we have been less than impressed with Atmos in the past, their newest vaporizer deserves a fair trial. We believe many problems with its predecessor have been fixed in this new model. Unlike the 3-in-1 Astra, the Astra 2 only takes dry herb. At first glance that may seem like a step down, but the simplified design allows for better quality. The Atmos Astra 2 focuses on doing one thing, and trying to do that one thing well!

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Product Pros

  • Innovative vibration notifications
  • Scratch-resistant anodized housing
  • Vapor cooling glass mouthpiece
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Large dry herb chamber

Product Cons

  • Temperature only ranges from 300°F to 435°F
  • Heat of vapor from the flat mouthpiece is too hot for some


Atmos Astra 2 Vaporizer Review: Breakdown


Atmos Astra 2 inclined view

Build Quality

Build Quality

In terms of build quality, the Astra 2 does better than other Atmos models. The dry herb chamber is made of ceramic, and holds a large amount of flower. The moving parts inside the compact Astra 2 are housed inside scratch-resistant anodized stainless steel.

No more worries about scratching your beloved in your pocket or your purse! In terms of mouthpieces, the Atmos Astra 2 is unique in that it includes 2: a glass mouthpiece and a plastic flat mouthpiece.

We found both are equally easy to install and remove. The battery is Lithium-ion, takes around 3 hours to charge, and lasts for about an hour of continuous use.


Vapor Quality

For higher vapor quality, choose the glass mouthpiece over the plastic flat mouthpiece. The idea of a small plastic part right over the herb cartridge sounds good, but the results left something to be desired.

At higher temperatures, the vapor doesn’t have enough time to cool before reaching the lips and the throat. Smoking through the glass piece eliminates the heat problem, but the vapor quality is still average. You will get clouds, but they will not be as fluffy or as tasty as some may hope.


Atmos Astra 2 flat display


Look and Feel

The look and feel of this vapor are quite unique when judged against other Atmos products. Compared to the first Astra, this vaporizer is shorter, wider, and thinner at 4.05 x 1.8 x 0.95 inches.

The Astra 2 is contoured to fit into your hand and is by all accounts an exceedingly ergonomic vaporizer. There are even rubber shoulders to make gripping and passing much easier on the go! Overall, the design is interesting and reminiscent of a thumb drive or a diabetes testing meter.



If you have smaller hands, people will be able to see that you are holding something. However, the unique designed I mentioned earlier has the potential to throw off anyone suspicious.

If concealing the device must be done quickly, the glass mouthpiece can be safely ejected as you slip the unit in your pocket. Furthermore, the lack of vapor quality means you won’t have to worry as much about clouds and smells.

Atmos Astra 2 on back


Ease of Use

There are a few steps to follow before you are ready to smoke. To load the dry herb, simply move the mouthpiece forward or remove it completely. The chamber is easy to access underneath. To turn on the Astra 2, press the power button 5 times. You will know your device is on, because it will vibrate and the screen will light up.

There are two other buttons on this Atmos, and they control the temperature. After you choose your desired heat level, press the power button once to start heating. The vaporizer even displays the word “heat” for clarity. Once the Astra 2 is ready, it lets you know with a vibration and the message “warm”.

Overall, we found the second generation Astra to be easy to use, but not intuitive. This is one portable vaporizer where a couple hours of practice makes perfect!



To best suit your portability needs, we recommend carrying the plastic mouthpiece out and about. This goes double when going on an unknown adventure. Not only is the plastic more durable, it also weighs less so you can keep your belt at home and your pants up!

In addition, everything you need can easily be carried in the included case. However, that works to decrease portability by adding bulk and weight.


Although better than previous Atmos products, the Astra 2 doesn’t add anything special to the vaporizer world. It is true that the design is somewhat unique, and the unit produces a reliable vaping experience. However, the plastic mouthpiece can cause the vapor to be too warm for some lips and throats. Since plastic is the most portable and discreet mouthpiece choice this is disappointing. Overall, we recommend spending a few more dollars to purchase a better dry herb portable vaporizer and suggest that you have a look at the Utillian 721 which uses convection heating and has 8 available temperature settings.

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About The Author

Sarah Rodgers is a professional blog writer and herb enthusiast. When she is away from the desk Sarah can be found hiking, camping, or anything outdoorsy along with her trusty vaporizer. When in nature she feels a closer connection with the Earth and with herself.

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