Boundless introduced the Tera in 2016. It did have some issues at first, but after the third try they finally got it. The Boundless Tera goes for $220 and you will see why. I am happy that Boundless was able to correct their materials error beacuse this machine exceeded my expectations. Or better said, blew my mind! Boundless predecessors, like the CF and CFV, were some of my favorites (for many reasons). So, I was curious to see what the most expensive product Boundless manufactured brought to the table. And it brought it a whole lot.
Quick and painless overview:
What’s in the box?
- Tera vaporizer
- Glass mouthpiece
- Water Pipe Adapter (WPA)
- 2 Lithium-ion 18650 2500 mAh batteries
- Micro-USC charging cable
- Mouthpiece screens
- Stainless Steel mesh concentrate pad
- 5 Stainless Steel chamber screens
- Packing tool
- Warranty card
Quick “how to use:”
- Turn on the Tera by pressing the main (rectangular) button 5 times consecutively.
- Pull off mouthpiece to load chamber
- I always recommend to load 70% of the chamber to leave room for airflow
- Put mouthpiece back on
- Use side buttons to set the temperature where you want it to be
- Press the main button for 3 seconds to start heating process
- Once the unit reaches the desired temperature, you can start inhaling through the mouthpiece.
- Turn the vaporizer off by pressing the main button 5 times consecutively.
And now to the Good Stuff:
Build, Portability, & Facility of Use
Below, you can find Dimensions for the Tera:
- Length: 4.7 in / 120mm
- Width: 6 in / 40mm
- Depth: 0 in / 25mm
- Weight: 10 oz / 280 g
As you can see, this unit is not a small, light unit. In fact, at 10 ounces, don’t expect to be carrying in it your back pocket anytime soon. Personally, I use it indoors at the comfortability of my home. You can say it’s a bulky and heavy unit; I think, sturdy and solid. My hand felt comfortable with the design.
The Tera has an LED screen at the mouth next to the swivel mouthpiece. Just like the CFV, the Tera is a simple screen design. It shows the temperate setting and the battery life.
It will come with 2 mouthpieces, regular and glass, along with the WPA. Say it with me: Magnets. The mouthpieces are easily interchangeable because of…. magnets! I love magnets in mouthpiece; it eases my mind about loosing them.
Take off the mouthpiece and BAM… you got the Tera’s main attraction, the chamber. You can say that this is like the motor of a racecar. Without this, you will not have the entertainment, you will not have the joyful feeling that the Tera brings
- Oven Capacity: up to 0.7 grams (but I recommend 0.5)
- Temp Range:
- Dry Herb Mode: 140 – 428 °F / 60 – 230 °C
- Concentrate Mode (set temp): 500°F / 260°C
The Tera’s oven fits enough dry herb to last you a couple of sessions. I can say that one oven of dry herb could last me a whole day (about 7 sessions). But, if I’m with buddies, that s**t wont last long. They are heavy hitters so I make sure to pack it up; if not, it will never reach me back! However, there was a temperature “issue” with the Tera. While I started a new session at 350 °F with the CFC 2.0, I had to actually turn down to 320 °F with the Tera. Whether it’s the accuracy or the great convection design, I am not sure. But what I do know is that I end ALL session at 420 °F ; – ) So, the herb in the Tera lasted for more sessions than any other portable vaporizer I’ve used.
CLOUDS! This is what the Tera is all about. Clouds at 320 °F, and clouds at 420 °F. This is cloud making machine. Can I say it one more time? CLOUDS!! I am a visual person and the Tera showed me that it’s worth every penny. I inhaled the vapor smoothly and it never got too hot, what more can I ask?
This is the heart of the Tera, the oven and the vapor quality
However, I am sorry to say the Boundless Tera has a weakness, the concentrate mode. While the Tera performs magnificently for dry herb, it is at best average for concentrates. Boundless is mainly a dry herb vaporizer company; so this is their first steps towards tackling the wax industry, which is a whole new beast. Let’s see what they can bring next.
Water Pipe Adapter
The Tera comes with the WPA like the CFC2.0. I found that the CFC2.0 had trouble performing with the WPA. The Tera fared a lot better. I definitely got clouds. I thank Boundless for reuniting me back with my water pipe. It is a good story; but…like the CFC2.0 I found myself using more herb than I normally would. I will keep using it for when I have sharing with friends.
Battery Specs & Accessories
- Battery size:18650
- Battery capacity: 2500 mAh
- Charging time (0 – 100%): ~ 2.5 hours
Good news for impatient users out there. The Boundless Tera comes with 2 interchangeable batteries. Get multiple sets and you wont ever have to wait again. I, on the other hand, don’t mind the waiting time. While the Tera can charge while in use (pass through charging), I recommend you do not. With full batteries, this baby lasted me a full day, sometimes even more.
Accessories galore. Extra screens, extra pads, brush and tool. I give maintenance to my vaporizers at least once a week. I take the mouthpiece apart to clean the used screen with isopropyl alcohol and clean the chamber with an alcohol dipped cotton swap (q tip). This makes the screens last for months so I don’t really use the replacement. But better to have them and not need them that to need them and not have them. So, my go to accessories are the packing tool and brush. I use these for every session to prevent any residue built up.
Price, Warranty & Where to buy the Tera?
The Boundless Tera retails for $220 and worth EVERY penny. I can’t say it enough, CLOUDS. This is not a starter vaporizer though. It is user friendly, so anyone can learn to use it; but, it does require a good lung capacity to enjoy the Tera. I recommend Vaporizer Chief to get your Tera. Their customer service is top notch and respond to emails within 24 hours.
Boundless has always had good warranty for their product. You will have 3 years’ worth of manufacturer’s warranty. But, you will have a 30 day warranty directly with Vaporizer Chief. Anything happens and you can contact them to help you out.
My final thought? CLOUDS baby! The Tera blows clouds. Boundless has made a product that can take the PAX 3. It may not have the slickest look, but CLOUDS! Only the Mighty by Storz & Bickel (review coming soon) can compare to the Tera, but you’ll paying a bit more. In the end, Boundless has outdone itself with the Tera. Removable batteries and battery life, along with ease to use makes the Tera a vaporizer worth having. And don’t forget…CLOUDS