The cellulose paper industry is starting to take off. Not only are they healthier for you, but everyone is still in love with the novelty of see-thru papers. Today, we’re starting off with a review of SmokeClear King Size papers.
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|Pros||Perfect burn time|
|Cons||Hard to find|
Packaging on these appears to be higher quality than aLeda’s. The tabs fit together correctly, for a tight seal that won’t unlock in your backpack. They should be stored in a cool, dry place should you want to leave them for a while.
The leaves themselves are 95% transparent and carry the other traits of cellulose papers – odorless, tasteless and low-key design. Each pack comes with 40 papers that measure 3.5×11 centimeters. If you’re unsure of how plant cellulose feels, imagine a very thin & light plastic film.
The first thing you notice when rolling with the king size is that these suckers are strong. Seriously strong. Each film even passed the dreaded karate chop test, which tells you these things are built to last. When smoked, the performed exactly as advertised with absolutely no taste or odor.
These papers allow you to focus on what’s being smoked, with no interference along the way. When a product delivers exactly what it promises in the first place, you have no choice but to be satisfied. These are the best transparent, cellulose papers that I’ve encountered so far.Alex
To follow up on the review of aLeda King Size Papers, we decided to get a hold of their little brother – aLedinha.
I went pretty in-depth with the last review, so this post will be more light weight with some additional observations. First, the aLedinha’s have the same distinct, embossed packaging just like it’s big brother. It also has those annoying little closing flaps. This pack comes with 50 transparent, cellulose based leaves. The packaging is pretty sturdy and won’t bend if you throw it into your backpack or anything. As far as size, they are equivalent to any 1¼” papers.
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|Cons||Tough low-light roll|
It’s obvious there is a lot of interest in these papers. Maybe people just think transparent stuff is just plain cool, who knows? What’s for sure is these are healthier than your average paper and fun to roll. Not a bad combination at all.
We’d show pictures of a leaf, but the damn things are see-through…
There’s some buzz online about see-through papers appearing in the smokosphere. Science hasn’t figured out how to cure world hunger yet or create clean water sources for all but the rumors are true – we do have cellulose based, transparent rolling papers. Ahh, technology at its finest.
aLeda Papers is the Brazilian company behind this innovation. Made from natural vegetable cellulose (and completely gumless) – there is absolutely no taste, smell or odor in any leaf. The manufacturing process leaves out chemicals like lead or arsenic, making it a much healthier smoke. Box graphics are unique with bright colors and actual embossing of the logo. Only problem is a set of stupid little tabs that are supposed to keep the box shut, but really do nothing at all.
aLeda’s description says King Size, but the leaves are narrower than you might expect. Also, they’re slightly more difficult to roll because there is no crease and the entire paper wants to stick to itself.
These guys light very easily, the cellulose naturally wants to burn. Unfortunately, a few issues do surface once the papers are lit – the cherry doesn’t stay lit consistently. Airflow can also get restricted once you start approaching the end of each leaf – they just don’t breathe as well as hemp or rice based papers. This contributes to the nice, slow burn for the first 75% of the papers but hinders it after that.
Basically, these papers are pretty bad ass. They’ve got some positives and negatives, but damn will your friends trip when they see an invisible wrap. It just takes a couple of tries to learn how to roll the aLeda’s and then you’ll be digging them for everyday use.