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This is an update for the Dabtabs review, and specifically the new Vari vaporizer. I tried Dabtabs a few months ago now, and right from the beginning, I have really liked them.


  • 100% Cannabis derived cannabinoids and terpenes
  • Innovative, almost no mess concentrate option in Dabtabs
  • It’s much easier to track usage and see how much you have left, in contrast to traditional concentrates.
  • Others have had success using a regular banger and torch, but I just never got the hang of that, so I haven’t tried it myself.
  • State maximum allowed THC percentage (70%)


  • High prices at most dispensaries, but some places have them for much less.  Sadly, I think this is a sign that they are not going to carry them anymore.


They are convenient and easy to use. I don’t have to worry about storing them properly, right side up, like regular concentrates, and you can even just tape a label on each little bottle and stick them in your pocket. The Shatterizer Dabtabs Edition has a nifty little case that attaches by a magnet to the bottom of the battery. It can hold a few Dabtabs.

I am beyond grateful that Natalie at ILO sent me and a couple of others their new Vari vaporizer to review, and that she helped us do a giveaway, for the Dabtabs subreddit that I made, which is just There are definitely pros and cons to both of the Dabtab vaporizers that I own.   

klutch dabtabs vaporizer

Dabtabs Basics

Dabtabs is an innovative Cannabis concentrate product, where a tiny piece of ceramic, that they call a “Dablet” is infused with Cannabis concentrate.  In this case, the Klutch brand uses strain-specific full-spectrum CO2 oil, from their own top-shelf Cannabis flower.  Klutch is one of the most popular Cannabis brands here in Ohio, and they have some of the most popular strains too.  Each jar, here in Ohio, contains 17 “Dablets”, and each one is infused with 50 mg of Cannabis concentrate. 

You just shake a dablet out of the little jar and load it into your device.  I use this vaporizer called a Shatterizer dabtabs edition.  Mine came with an extra glass top, an extra dabtabs atomizer, and even one standard Ctech atomizer for regular concentrates.  I’ve read that people have success with using dabtabs in standard bangers and also eRigs like the Puffco Peak, but I’ve just stuck with the Shatterizer, because it’s easy to use and it pumps out the vapor.

Cannabis-derived terps

I’ve been using Dabtabs for the last few months now, and I still absolutely love them! I’ve only been using the Shatterizer Dabtabs Edition vaporizer, and recently I got this Vari Vaporizer from ILO, the company that makes the Dabtabs. So far, I really like both vaporizers, but they both have their pros and cons.  I will start with the Shatterizer, because I’ve been using that for longer.

There is nothing to complain about when it comes to the Shatterizer, other than the glass top being a little bit fragile, and also the battery doesn’t last that long. I had my first glass top break one time when I removed it. That was definitely a fault, and a potentially dangerous one too. I really like the Ctech coil that they sent me for free as well. It can be annoying to use, especially when the coil is dirty, because you have to remove the screw top.

I really like how the Shatterizer has three heat settings, and it works great with Dabtabs and regular concentrates too. The Vari, on the other hand, is simpler than the Shatterizer, and it has a ceramic top that has a much smaller chamber and should provide much better flavor. I’ve tried it with both Dabtabs and standard concentrates, like live hash rosin and live resin sauce. They work great, but the Vari doesn’t get as hot as the Shatterizer. I really like how the Vari has the haptic feedback too.

I have a few kinds of live hash rosin, live resin sauce, and a bunch of Dabtabs, that I will review in a video, with both of these vaporizers.

One thing that I really love about these Klutch Dabtabs is that they make it so much easier to tell exactly how much you are using and how much you have left.  With conventional concentrates, you have to estimate how much you load each time, and how much you have left.  It’s much more difficult to judge how long traditional concentrates will last for me, compared to these Dabtabs.

klutch dabtabs vaporizer boxes

Klutch Quality

Klutch is one of the most famous Cannabis brands here in Ohio if you look on the Ohio Marijuana subreddit or just look up Ohio Marijuana reviews, and for good reason. They have even recently started producing and selling their own live hash rosin and live hash rosin jam. They are only the second Ohio brand to offer rosin, from what I’ve seen and read.

I’m a believer in the Entourage Effect. I wish that Klutch would provide the terpene content for us. I can taste and smell the terpenes when I vaporize these Dabtabs, but it would be nice to know exactly which ones and how much there is in each strain. It’s great how each bottle of Dabtabs has the maximum allowed THC percentage and also the maximum days allowance of THC too. I know that when I first got my medical card here, I was appalled to see the 70% maximum THC limit for concentrates and vapes, but since I learned about the Entourage Effect, I definitely appreciate our options more. 

Another quirk of note in our medical Cannabis system here is our “days allowance”. I won’t go into too many details, but basically, one day’s worth of THC in a concentrate or vape cart is 590 mg. This means that you will often see carts and concentrates that have 0.85 grams, or 850 mg of oil because 70% of that is right at the one-day maximum. There are also full-gram carts here, but they have lower THC content. They do not have too much over the 590 mg limit, and they just have more CBD or terpenes than the other 0.85 gram options. 

I recently read that one brand here, Certified Cultivators Carts, actually adds Delta 8 THC, to bring down the Delta 9 percentage to the 70% allowed.  I thought that was interesting, but I don’t know how I feel about them only using delta 9, delta 8, and terpenes.  It seems like most people want a full spectrum option now, and would prefer the more standard CBD, CBG, CBN, and other minor cannabinoids that are in the actual flower.

Who would enjoy this?

I think that any fan of Klutch would really enjoy these Dabtabs, but you should get either the Shatterizer Dabtabs edition, new Vari Vaporizer, or I’ve read that they work well in e rigs, like the Puffco Peak. 

Good flavor and effects!

I really enjoy all of the Klutch products I’ve tried so far. I wish they listed the terpenes on their labels.  From looking online, it says that their Sunday Driver has Limonene, Caryophyllene, Linalool, and Pinene.  Their Orange 43 has Terpinolene, Myrcene, Limonene, and Pinene.  Klutch Super Lemon Dog has Ocimene, Farnesene, Myrcene, Terpinolene, Pinene, and Limonene.  I can’t find a Klutch OG Kush, but under their Josh D brand, they have terpenes as Limonene, Myrcene, Caryophyllene, and Linalool. 

I recognized Limonene and Linaloool as the terpenes responsible for the citrus flavor and aroma of Limonene, and Linalool has a nice lavender scent and flavor.  A quick Google search shows that Humolene is the compound in hops, so it gives an earthy, spicy flavor and aroma.  Last, but not least, Caryophyllene is the compound found in black pepper, basil, and oregano, with a funky warmth similar to cinnamon and cloves.

These Dabtabs recreate the experience of vaporizing the actual Cannabis flower. I think they probably also leave behind some smell. It should dissipate quickly, but if you’re looking for a less conspicuous option, then maybe a distillate vape cart would be better. 

klutch-dabtabs vaporizer close up

Similar Cannabis products for comparison:

I’m not sure if comparable products to these Dabtabs would be other concentrates or vape carts. With the Shatterizer Dabtabs Edition vaporizer, these Dabtabs are nearly as convenient as vape carts and actually are more convenient in some regards. You don’t have to worry about putting the Dabtabs in your pocket because you have to heat them up pretty high in order for the CO2 oil to have anything happen to it.  Also, with the Shatterizer, you have to be careful not to tilt it too far in one direction, because the Dablet will fall out of the atomizer. 

It usually sticks to the inside of the glass top, from the reclaim that’s building up in there, and I just have to take off the top and pull out the Dabtab and put it back. I think that people would really like these Dabtabs, if they gave them a chance and also have the right hardware. They offer a quick, easy, no-mess way to enjoy the top shelf Cannabis strains that I know and love. Since I’ve found them for an affordable price, they have quickly become a favorite of mine.


These Klutch Dabtabs are great! I still love this Shatterizer Dabtabs edition vaporizer, and I definitely think that the Vari has its uses too. I do wish that it could get a little bit hotter, to use with Dabtabs, but I do really like using it with standard concentrates so far. It’s amazing how much vapor you can get from such a tiny piece of ceramic. It is a pain that you need the right device in order to enjoy these Dabtabs, but from my experience, it’s worth it.

I will definitely try out Vari’s more portable features. So far, I have just been leaving both of these at home, and just bringing a vape cart or something like that with me, when I am on the go.

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