- Handles 3 Mediums
- Price Compared To Similar Products
- Smart Technology
- Concentrates Cartridge Not Included
- Colors: Black, Blue and Steel
- Length (with cartridge): 129.4mm/5.09inches
- Weight (with empty e-liquid cartridge): 118.72g/4.18oz
- Diameter (max): 34.5mm/1.36inches
- E-liquid Cartridge capacity: 2.5ml
- Loose Leaf Cartridge capacity: 1300mm³
- Battery Output Voltage: User Controlled (3.7V, 4.2V and 4.7V)
- Battery Capacity: 1800mAh
- Cutoff Time E-Liquid: 10s
- Cutoff Time Loose Leaf: (150s after green light)
The V2 Pro Series 7 Kit is the premier portable 3-in-1 vaporizer on the market today. Others have tried to imitate V2’s advanced tech and quality parts, but nothing has yet come close to matching their unique mix of huge capacity and extended battery life. The Pro Series 7 has been a game changer in the multi-purpose vaporizer sector.
As a 3-in-1 device, it supports three different types of material, e-liquid, loose herbs, and THC concentrates. The cartridges all magnetically attach to the pen, making the whole process of switching between them a breeze. The V2 Pro Series 7 will even automatically recognize which one is in the device and adjust the power settings to the optimal range, However, you’ll retain manual variable voltage and temperature controls if you’d prefer.
The kit comes with one V2 Pro Series 7 Vaporizer, one e-liquid cartridge, one loose herb cartridge, magnetic charging cable/wall adapter, and a set of cleaning tools for maintenance (concentrate cartridge sold separately). If you are interested in vaping multiple mediums, you will not be disappointed with the V2 Pro Series 7 Kit. Its high-quality tech and parts combined with easy to use features make it an absolute pleasure to use.
- Extremely Portable
- Very Affordable Price Point
- 3 Mediums In Separate Smart Cartridges
- Limited Capacity In Cartridges
- Interchangeable atomizers in 0.9 sub-ohm / 1.2 ohm / 1.5 ohm
- Variable voltage / temperature and airflow
- Motion activated LED battery life indicator
- Ceramic heater produce a cleaner pure flavor profile
- Compatible with your Series 3 device and accessories
- Interchangeable atomizers give you high PG or high VG compatibility
- Adjustable ring lets you choose more or less airflow
- Variable settings for temperature and voltage
- Compatible with your Series 3 device and accessories
The V2 Pro Series 3X is for those vapers looking for the ability to do it all, and do it wherever they want. Given the amazing versatility and size of the pen, the low price point of $99.99 has earned it our best value vaporizer spot. This very portable pen is setting the bar for every other sub $100 pen regardless of style.
Focusing more heavily on e-liquid vaping, the V2 Pro Series 3X comes standard with a Series 3 PG ceramic e-liquid cartridge and a Series 3X e-liquid cartridge, as well as three different atomizers. But that’s not all. Just like the Pro Series 7, the Pro Series 3X is a 3-in-1 device that can also handle THC concentrates and ground marijuana if you buy the correct cartridges. The Pro Series 3X will automatically recognize which cartridge is loaded and change the output to the correct setting, saving you the hassle. But don’t worry, you’ll retain control over the voltage and temperature of each setting.
In the box, you’ll receive one V2 Pro Series 3X Vaporizer, one Series 3 PG ceramic cartridge, one Series 3X e-liquid cartridge, three atomizers (0.9 sub-ohm, 1.2 ohm, and 1.5 ohm), and magnetic charging cable/wall adapter. If you’re just starting to research vaping but unsure about what to try, the V2 Pro Series 3X is an excellent value choice offering you the versatility of a pen twice as expensive. The extra focus on e-liquid support is a bonus for anyone who values THC vaping but wants a comprehensive e-liquid experience.
- Great Price Point
- Flexible THC Applications
- Concentrates Cartridge Included
- No E-Liquid Support
- 1x In the 5th Degree Vaporizer
- 1x In the 5th Degree Dry Herb Cartridge
- 1x In the 5th Degree Concentrates Cartridge
- 1x Wall Adapter
- 1x Magnetic USB Charging Cord
- 1x Pick Tool and 1x Brush Tool – for basic cartridge maintenance
The Prohibited In The 5th Degree Vaporizer is the ultimate in THC vaping for 2018. This 2-in-1 device comes standard with a dry herb cartridge and a concentrate cartridge. We fell in love with this device when we first reviewed it back in June because of just how cool the design and style is. Prohibited’s new line of THC vaporizers have taken the vaping world by storm by focusing in on just the THC side of things. So if you’re just looking to vape THC and not traditional e-liquids, you can’t-do much better than the Prohibited In The 5th Degree Vaporizer.
The kit comes with one Prohibited In The 5th Degree Vaporizer, one dry herb cartridge, one concentrate cartridge, magnetic micro USB charging cable/wall adapter, and one set of cleaning tools. Both cartridges are attached to the pen magnetically, which makes changing them super easy, especially on the go. The intuitive controls make trying different settings fun and easy without giving you the hassle of some other pens.
Prohibited is focused on giving THC vapers the best possible experience. They are set to launch two new attachments for the 5th Degree Vaporizer over the next couple months, a dabber and an e-rig attachment. These will only expand the already comprehensive THC experience that Prohibited’s flagship vaporizer offers. They’ve even got a more portable version, called the Prohibited In The 4th Degree, launching around the same time. With all of their care and attention to detail, you can be sure that the Prohibited In The Fifth Degree Vaporizer will be well worth the purchase.
- Great Vapor Quality
- Fast Heating
- 10 Year Warranty
- Concentrates Don't Work As Well
- No E-Liquid Support
- Compatible with flower and concentrates
- Haptic feedback (vibrations indicate when vapor is ready
- when entering standby mode
- and when the device is turned off)
- High-polished anodized aluminum shell
- 15-second heat up (30 seconds faster than PAX 2)
- 4 temperature settings
- Full-color LED interface indicating battery life
- and more
- Internal accelerometer saves energy and material
- 3500 mAh battery (16% larger than PAX 2)
- Double the oven power of PAX 2
- Bluetooth enabled; compatible with PAX Vapor app
- Dimensions: 98.5 (H) x 30.6 (W) x 21.4 (D) mm
- 10-year warranty
- 4 colors available (Black Gold Silver and limited edition Rose Gold)
The Pax 3 is a 2-in-1 vape pen that gives users a flavorful vapor with either of their included inserts (loose herbs and concentrates). The heater takes only 15 seconds to reach the correct temperature, twice as fast as the Pax 2. Utilizing medical grade materials and LED/haptic response gives this pen a futuristic feel compared to the Pax 2. You also don’t need to worry about it breaking because it comes standard with a 10 year warranty.
The loose herb insert has a handy Half Pack Oven Lid that allows you to choose exactly how much you wish to fill it. Once a cartridge is inserted, a simple press of the top button will activate the heater and notify you with a haptic response when it’s ready for use. You can also set it to use the LEDs to notify you if that’s your personal preference.
The kit comes with one Pax 3 Vaporizer, one concentrate insert, one loose leaf insert, charging cable/dock, and the 2500 mAh battery. It also gives you a couple of extra mouthpieces, 3 screens, and a multi tool for maintenance. The super high quality materials and range of function make the Pax 3 a superb choice for any serious THC vapers.
- Unique Water Filtration
- Integrated Stir Tool
- High-Quality Construction
- High Price Point
- Only For Dry Herbs
- All in One System
- Anti-Leak and Anti-Rust Space Grade Anodized Aluminum Alloy Body With Borosilicate Glass Mouthpiece And Glass Body
- LED Light Color Indications
- Battery Light Indicator
- USB Charging
- Mouthpiece and Magnet Cover
- Liquid Filtration
- 2000mAh Internal Battery
- Precise Digital Temperature Control System
The Cloudious9 Hydrology9 Portable Vaporizer is taking the industry by storm. Only the highest quality, aircraft level, aluminum was used for the body. The porcelain oven with borosilicate glass combined with a water filtration system to cool the vapor is truly a work of art. They painstakingly tested to make it totally leak-proof, while their advanced oven stir tool ensures you never waste any of your material.
Made for use with dry herbs, the Hydrology9 is intuitively built and super easy to use. It’s also effortless to clean since all of the pieces easily unscrew and come apart; This is one of the coolest features of this device in my opinion. The precise temperature controls constantly monitor the oven and adjust as soon as it notices any changes in temperature.
The Cloudious9 Hydrology9 Portable Vaporizer is a bit larger than most “portable” vapes, but is still small enough to easily fit into any backpack. This device is an absolute beast of a dry herb vape. The materials and construction alone are impressive, but the unique water filtration is what makes this a must buy for any dry herb vapers. Even down its small details like the oven stir tool, this vaporizer is the real deal.
- Great Ergonomics
- Large Oven
- Pass-Through Charging
- Only For Dry Herbs
- Cannot Travel Legally Across State Lines
- Released: July 2014
- Manufactured By: Grenco Science
- Manufactured In: China
- Designed In: California
- Designed For: Dry Herb
- Dry Herb Capacity: 0.60 grams
- Heating Type: Hybrid
- Heating Source: Battery
- Heating Element: Stainless Steel
- Chamber Material: Stainless Steel
- Mouthpiece Material: Plastic
- Heat Up Time: 1 minute
- Temperature Settings: Preset
- # of Temperature Presets: 3
- Lowest Temperature: 320 °F
- Highest Temperature: 420 °F
- Activation: Session
- Delivery Method: Direct Pull
- Warranties: 1 year warranty for the electronics
- Average Battery Life: 1 hour
- Battery Recharge Time: 3 hours
- Dimensions: 2″ (w) x 2.75″ (d) x 6.75″ (h)
- Weight: 0.6 pounds
The G Pen Pro is a worthy successor to the high-quality vaporizers that Grenco Science has offered in the past. While it is one of the smallest pens around, its large ceramic oven heats up as fast as any vape pen on the market. The ergonomic design makes the whole thing feel great in your hands and its battery lasts longer than in most comparably sized vape pens. They’ve even allowed for pass-through charging so you’ll never be without a vape when you need it most.
Designed for use exclusively with dry herbs, the G Pen Pro truly matches up with much larger dry herb pens in terms of overall vapor quality. The three distinct heat settings give you freedom over exactly what kind of experience you’re looking for. It even comes with some small details that save you from some of the hassles of most vape pens, such as the keychain poker.
Its simple and sleek design is perfect for any vaper from beginner to pro. The $99.95 price is another huge draw of this pen. Comparable vaporizers in terms of quality and size can often go for twice as much. Overall, Grenco Science’s G Pen Pro is a handy little pen that will allow you to vape inconspicuously, no matter where you are.
- Huge Vapor Clouds
- Incredibly Affordable Price Point
- Advanced Battery Technology
- Only For Dry Herbs
- Device Gets Hot After Multiple Uses
- Exterior Shell: Polished Anodized Aluminum
- Heating Method: Conduction
- Heat Time: 30 Seconds
- Heating Element: Full Quartz
- Battery: 1800mAh LiPo Super Cell Battery
- Charging: Micro USB Charging
- Display: OLED Screen
The all-new DRAY Dry Herb Portable Vaporizer by MigVapor is the latest in dry herb technology. They’ve combined all of the best functions found in different vape pens with their advanced battery to give you an exceptionally satisfying and long lasting vape experience. It was designed to provide you with all of the power and flavor of the more expensive pens at a much more affordable price. The stylish body is also sure to turn heads.
The Dray Dry Herb Portable Vaporizer has fully variable temperature controls between 385 and 430 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows for some of the most customizable dry herb vaping available today. In addition to that, its quartz chamber and heater improve the efficiency of the device considerably. The OLED screen shows the current temperature, and a haptic function alerts you when the pen has reached optimal temperature.
The magnetic pieces and removable mesh grate make it an easy vaporizer to clean. The kit comes with one DRAY Dry Herb Vaporizer, micro USB charging cable/wall adapter, cleaning tools, and an instruction manual. You also don’t have to worry about it being faulty out of the box because it comes standard with a 90-day warranty. The Dray Dry Herb Portable Vaporizer by MigVapor is a sleek and versatile dry herb vaporizer. The $139.95 price tag is a bit lower than the higher end vape pens, but don’t misunderstand, it’s a worthy buy for any beginner or intermediate dry herb vaper.
- 2-In-1 Functionality
- Cheap Vape Pen For Quality
- Extreme Efficiency Using Less Material
- Slightly Fragile
- Mouthpiece Issues
- No Combustion
- Digital OLED Display
- Large Ceramic Chamber
- 300-435 Degree Temp Control
- Over 135 Settings
- 40 Second Heat Up Time
- 5 Click On/ Off Safety Feature
- Smart Memory Technology ®
- Remembers your last Setting
- Long Battery Life
- Micro USB Charging Port
- Wax Chamber
- Wick for liquids
- Removal Tweezers for Wax Chamber
MigVapor’s Matrix Vaporizer is a very sleek vape pen that has the customization of much larger devices. It’s a 2-in-1 vaporizer that functions with both dry herbs and THC concentrates depending on which cartridge you use. The ceramic heating chamber is fully temperature controlled between 300-435 degree Fahrenheit. Its one of the most popular portable vape pens on the market, and for good reasons.
The battery is optimized to be one of the longest lasting, not wasting extra power on bells and whistles. The OLED screen only shows the most important information and the simple button layout keeps everything easy to use for beginners. Unlike many similar vape pens, this one comes standard with a concentrate cartridge, leaving you to buy a dry herb one; Not the other way around.
The kit comes with one Matrix Dry Herb and Concentrates Vaporizer, one concentrate cartridge, micro USB charger/wall adapter, and cleaning tools. As a bonus, you receive four extra meshes, four extra mouthpieces, a dabbing tool, some oil wicks and a pair of tweezers. The thing even comes with a neat storage carrying box. At a little over $100, the Matrix Dry Herb and Concentrates Vaporizer by MigVapor is a fantastic buy for anyone looking to upgrade their beginner setup, or just start fresh with a versatile pen.
- Cheap Vape Pen For Quality
- Large Battery For Unit Size
- Large Concentrates Chamber
- Some Button Sticking Reported
- Lower Vapor Amount
- All in One System
- Dual Quartz Rod Atomizer
- Built-in Herbal Concentrate Container
- 510 Threaded 2200mAh Battery
- Temperature Control
- USB Plug-in Charger
- 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
The Cloud Penz Cloud Paragon Vaporizer is a quality built vape pen, ergonomically made to fit perfectly in your hand. The most unique feature about the Cloud Paragon is its integrated concentrate chamber. It was designed to allow for the easiest on the go concentrate vaping possible by integrating a NoGoo silicone jar into the bottom of the pen. This pairs perfectly with the included dab tool.
With an adjustable airflow and multiple heat settings, you can be sure that whatever kind of vape you want that day, you’ll be able to get it. This functionality is only expanded by its high quality quartz and titanium atomizers. The extra large concentrate chamber is built into the pen, accessible from right below the mouthpiece. This chamber, combined with the long lasting battery and NoGoo silicone jar allows you to vape on the go all day long.
In the box you receive the Cloud Paragon Vaporizer, 2200mAh battery, one mouthpiece, a dual ceramic-rod/titanium coil atomizer, a durable dab tool, and micro USB charging cable. With its variable settings and super large capacity, the Cloud Paragon is a worthy buy at $99.99.
- Great With Concentrates
- Amazing Vapor Production
- Advanced Features With Ease Of Use
- High Price Tag But Worth It
- Released: June 2016
- Manufactured By: Firefly Vapor
- Manufactured In: China
- Designed In: Washington
- Designed For: Dry Herb and Extract
- Dry Herb Capacity: 0.10 grams
- Extract Attachment: Pads
- Heating Type: Convection
- Heating Source: Battery
- Heating Element: Unknown Alloy
- Chamber Material: Unknown Alloy
- Delivery Path Material: Glass
- Mouthpiece Material: Silicone
- Heat Up Time: 5 seconds
- Temperature Settings: Preset
- # of Temperature Presets: 6
- Lowest Temperature: 340 °F
- Highest Temperature: 500 °F
- Activation: Pull
- Delivery Method: Direct Pull
- Mobile Application: Yes
- Warranties: 2 year warranty for the materials and workmanship
- Replaceable Battery: Yes
- Average Battery Life: 1 – 2 hours
- Battery Recharge Time: 45 minutes
- Dimensions: 1.6″ (w) x .8″ (d) x 5″ (h)
- Weight: 140.0 grams
The Firefly 2 Vaporizer is an updated version of the very high end original Firefly Dry Herb and Concentrate Vaporizer. Everything about this device is incredibly well done and innovative, from its unique convection heating system to its super easy to clean design. It can heat up to 400 degree Fahrenheit in just five seconds and is easily temperature controlled between 340-420 degrees. It comes standard with an extra battery, a great little bonus not offered by many manufacturers.
The Firefly 2 was designed to match the best dry herb vaporizers around. The included concentrate pads expand the usability to concentrates without having to switch between cartridges. In terms of efficiency, this pen is second to none. It only takes a maximum of 0.15 grams in the chamber at a time, but still gives you 5 or 6 solid pulls. This sort of efficiency will totally change how you think about your concentrates and loose buds.
The kit comes with one Firefly 2 Vaporizer, two rechargeable batteries, a charging dock/cable, three concentrate pads, and cleaning kit. The $300+ dollar price tag is quite hefty, but the Firefly 2 does not cut any corners on quality or functionality. It feels like a premium device in your hands and it is noticeably more sleek than other similarly styled vape pens. If you are an experienced THC vaper and you’re looking to seriously step up our game, look no further than the Firefly 2 Vaporizer.
- Large Internal Battery
- Pass-Through Charging
- Great Price Point
- Not As Visually Pleasing
- Only For Dry Herbs
- Battery Capacity: 3000mAH
- LED Temperature Indicator
- Temperature Range: 360°F-464°F
- Output Voltage: 3.3-4.2V
- Output Wattage: 15 Watts
- Max Operating Current: 4A
- Circuit, Over Voltage and Overload Protection
- Motion Sensing Technology
- Single-Click Activation
- Streamlined Mode Navigation
- 30 Second Standby Shut-Off
- Heat Ramp LED DIsplay
- Blue Light: 360°F
- Yellow Light: 410°F
- Red Light: 464°F
- Battery Life LED Indicators
- Green: Full Battery
- Yellow: Partial Battery
- Red: Low Battery
- White Light: Prepared for Use
- Purple Light: Heating
- Charged Via USB
- 100% Food Grade Mouthpiece
Marketed as a direct competitor to the Pax 2 Vaporizer, the VaporFi Atom Vaporizer succeeds in giving you the same quality vape but in a sub-$150 price range. The dry herb vaporizer produces an extremely flavorful cloud from a tiny little pen. Its LED light interface intuitively tells you what setting you’re on, as well as show you how much charge is left. It even succeeds in having some feature the Pax 2 does not, including pass-through charging functionality, allowing for use while it’s being charged.
The pen has three temperature settings. The blue lights indicate 360 degrees, yellow indicates 410, and red indicates 464 degrees Fahrenheit. This control allows you to manage what kind of cloud you produce on the fly. The battery will conserve as much juice as it can by going into rest mode when it hasn’t been engaged for 30 seconds.
The kit itself comes with one VaporFi Atom Dry Herb Vaporizer, one replacement screen, two cleaning pipes, a packing tool, and USB charger. It may not be built of the same high grade materials as the Pax 2, but the VaporFi does a great job of offering comparable features at a lower cost. If you’re a beginner who’s looking to spend less than $150 on a flavorful vape pen, the VaporFi Atom is an excellent choice.
- Ultra Low Price Point
- Very Discrete and Portable Design
- Dual Medium Support
- Battery Life Lower Than Most
- Smaller Liquid Capacity
- 1.4mL Tank Capacity
- Battery Capacity 350mAh
- Output Wattage: 15 Watts
- Atomizer Resistance: 1.1ohm
- Top Airflow Design
- Utilized Top Fill Design
- Over-Discharge Protection
- USB Wall Charger Adaptor: 5V Input, Output 4.2V
- VaporFi Air 2 1.1 Ohm Atomizers Intended for Use with E-liquids Only
- VaporFi Air 2 Oil Atomizers are for use with Oil Concentrates Only
The uber compact VaporFi Air 2 Mini Oil Vape Starter Kit Bundle is a fantastic deal on a very solid vape pen. The standalone Air 2 Mini is built for e-liquid vaping, but this bundle includes five VaporFi Air 2 1.1 Ohm Oil Atomizers, which allows this pen to become a versatile 2-in-1 device. Its mouth to lung designed pull is perfect for anyone who is looking to quit smoking using vape pens.
The 1.4ml capacity is not too bad considering the overall size of the pen is extremely small. The 350mAh battery charges extremely quickly and is built to last a long time even with consistent use. The organic cotton surface area, increased in this iteration, allows for more efficient vaping than it predecessor.
This bundle comes with lots of extra goodies that significantly expand the original capabilities. Right off the bat, you receive one VaporFi Air 2 Mini Vaporizer, two VaporFi Air 2 1.1Ohm stainless steel atomizers, five VaporFi Air 2 1.1Ohm oil atomizers, a mouthpiece, as well as micro USB charging cable and instruction manual. At an attractive sub-$40 price range, the Air 2 Mini Vaporizer is perfect for anyone who wants to dip their toes into vaping, without diving all the way in. The portability helps you vape inconspicuously no matter where you go!
- Very Low Price Point
- 3-In-1 Mediums Technology
- Smart Cartridge Technology
- Lacks Improvements Found On V2 Pro 3x
- Smaller Tank Capacity
- Battery Size: 650mAh
- Battery Output: 3.2- 4.2 Voltage
- Weight: 54g
- Length: 143mm
- Diameter: 15.06mm
- E-Liquid Capacity: 1.6ml
- E-Liquid Cutoff Time: 10 seconds
- Loose Leaf Cutoff Time: 120 seconds
The V2 Pro Series 3 Kit offers up some seriously efficient vaping at an insane price. Although the 3-in-1 pen is great for anyone looking to vape lots of different mediums, it’s designed first and foremost to work with e-liquids. The magnetic cartridges make switching super easy, and if you purchase a couple of extra ones, you can pre-pack them and keep vaping on the go all day with minimal downtime.
The durable parts are a nice bonus, especially at this sort of price range. The color LED indicator on the bottom of the pen lets you know when the pen is at the optimal temperature. The capacity is a bit small, only around 0.1g, but the efficiency makes this a solid addition as opposed to a drawback. This will keep you from wasting any more material than you need, giving you the most bang for your buck.
The kit includes one V2 Pro Series 3 Vaporizer, one e-liquid cartridge, and a magnetic USB charger. The loose herb and concentrate cartridges are sold separately but do add a ton of functionality. If you’re someone who is looking for a vape pen as versatile as it is portable, then look no further than the V2 Pro Series 3 Kit.
Guide to Vaporizer Pens
What Is A Vape Pen?
We’re going to start with an in-depth breakdown of the basics; First and foremost you need to understand proper safety precautions and battery usage. Next, we’ll learn about each component of a vaporizer pen, from the connections to the charging port. Then finally we’ll discuss the various types of vaporizer pens available and help you to decide which one is best for you. There are several distinct styles of vape pens including ones optimized for traditional e-liquid, THC concentrates, and even dry herbs. This sort of versatility is one of the primary reasons why vape pens are consistently popular with so many different types of people.
Vapor Pens are one of the most popular choices for a simple and discreet vaporizer. The tube design houses the atomizer, tank, and power source all in a sleek package. An internal battery usually powers them as opposed to rechargeable external batteries, but some modern pens regularly use externally charged batteries.
They got their name due to the similarity in appearance to actual pens. Although a simpler alternative to Mods, pens do not lack versatility. They come in many different sizes and function with many types of mediums. Modern pens are getting more and more powerful without sacrificing the manageable sizes that made them such a popular the choice in the first place.
While the name comes from looking like an ordinary pen, modern vape pens are much more elegant and intuitive than the simple name suggests. Manufacturers have implemented magnetic cartridges to make switching on the fly an absolute breeze. They’ve even taken this idea and applied it to the charging cable, substantially reducing the chance of any accidental breakages.
In this guide, you will find lots of detail on how to pick the right vape pen for you. That will include what the different types are and how to tell the difference between them. We’ve already discussed how the primary purpose of most vape pens is to be extremely portable, now let’s get started on the rest.
The standard unit of measurement for vape pen batteries is mAh which stands for milliamp hours. This number indicates how long the battery will last before needing to be charged again. Depending on the pen and the company, batteries usually rate at 650-2200 mAh. The higher the number, the longer it will last. But that doesn’t mean you should just jump for the highest mAh you can find. First, there are a few simple safety rules you must follow to ensure the safety of yourself and anyone you share your pen with for vaping. It’s critical you follow Ohms Law. Ohms Law is Amps = Voltage/Resistance and simply put, you have to make sure your atomizer isn’t pulling more amps from the battery than it can handle. If you overdraw your battery by exceeding the amps, it can leak or much worse, explode. Although it sounds complicated, it’s very simple to figure out. Just divide your voltage level by the coil resistance (ohms) and compare with the discharge rate (amps) of your battery. If you buy a device with a built-in battery, you won’t need to worry as the manufacturer has already taken this into account.
The next most fundamental thing to understand about vaporizer pens is the different kinds of thread connectors used for batteries and cartridges.
The most common type of connection in vape pens is known as the 510 thread. Since it’s the most commonly used thread pattern, pens with 510 threads have an enormous amount of flexibility with various attachments. Another term you may hear is “eGo” batteries. Unlike some of the other alternate connectors, eGo and 510 are intimately related. In fact, all eGo’s can connect with both eGo and 510 devices. That is because the inside of an eGo connector is a 510 thread while the outside is the eGo thread. It is even possible to connect 510 threads to eGo devices through the use of adapters. But this is usually done with mods instead of pens. It is also imperative to make sure it can handle the eGo’s clearomizer before attempting.
There are other, non-standard, kinds of threading including the 808s, 601s, and 710s. The 808s have put their focus on steady and smoking-like airflow while the 510s became a versatile standard. 601 and 710 threading are both used almost exclusively by the company Atmos. Although there are those who swear by their Atmos products, this type of threading gives users the smallest amount of variability in the products they can use. While the 808s do have a few additional small advantages over 510s, such as being more durable and less likely to leak, overall none of these alternative connectors are preferable over the standard 510. Unless you are extremely serious about your airflow, going with 808 threading will trap you with a small selection of alternate parts. Bottom line, the 510 thread gives you the greatest amount of flexibility no matter what kind of vape you want that day.
- Battery – As the power source for the pen, the battery heats up the atomizer coils to turn e-liquid, wax, oils, or dry herbs into an aerosol water vapor.
- Atomizer – The atomizer is the piece that houses whatever type of coils you’re currently using alongside the wick. The purpose of the atomizer is to heat up the coil to create vapor when the trigger is engaged.
- Coil – A piece of wrapped up wire used to vaporize e-liquid or concentrates. It is usually placed in the same atomizer package as wicking material to prevent leaks.
- Wick – The wick is the substance used inside the atomizer to hold e-liquid and concentrates. That dramatically increases the efficiency of the materials. E-liquid is usually absorbed by cotton or silica, while concentrate wicks are made using ceramic or even quartz.
- Power Button – Also known as the fire button, this is the primary way to activate the atomizer and produce vapor. On most models, it’s used to turn the device on and off by pressing it five times. Some even can adjust the voltage by pressing the power button three times.
- Mouthpiece – Simply enough, this is the piece where you put your mouth and inhale the vapor produced. They are often mistakenly called drip tips, even if they are not a drip tip.
- Fill Port – In the case that your vaporizer pens is not a drip tip, it will likely have a fill port. That is where you can load you e-liquid into the tank. That prevents you from having to disassemble the whole thing to refill the tank.
- Charging Port – Most pens use a USB charging port. Nowadays this often has a pass-through technology, allowing you to vape while it is plugged in.
- Airflow Control – Many pens have what is known as an AFC ring. This simple to use piece lets you adjust the type of airflow you want on the fly. That is typically for Mouth-to-Lung or Direct-Lung vaping but can have a substantial impact the amount of vapor produced.
- Threading – As discussed earlier, the thread type is what connects most batteries and atomizers to the body of the pen. The industry standard is the 510/eGo threading. Magnetic connectors are becoming increasingly popular for their relative ease.
Types of Vape Pens
The first and most common variety of vape pens are for use with e-liquids. This kind of vape pen evolved from the early cig-a-likes, which allowed for discreet vaping. E-liquid pens are still the choice of many nicotine vapers who are looking for something they can carry with them and use wherever they go.
Some of the earliest vaporizers on the market were designed to vaporize loose dry herbs, like cannabis. These have vastly improved over the years, and now many come in the easy to use and portable design of vape pens instead of hookahs and bags of vapor. Not only is vaping your marijuana better for you, but it’s also more potent that way. Dry herb vape pens are also great for use with a variety of herbs known to help with relaxation and meditation, such as lavender and chamomile.
The savviest THC enthusiasts have sworn by concentrates for many years now. Some of the earliest concentrate vaporizers were pens. Due to their discreet package and increased efficiency, they remain the most popular type for this purpose. They come in two main varieties, oil pens and wax pens. Oil pens are for users who want to be uber-cautious as they emit very little smell. Wax pens are primarily for use with concentrated THC. Instead of using a traditional silica or cotton wick with coils, the wax gets placed on a ceramic heater inside the pen. These are also known as dab pens.
The latest in vape technology gives you the ability to vape multiple materials with one pen. Some, such as the V2 Series 3, even combine all three into an unholy union of vaping glory. These new pens utilize magnetic cartridge technology to make switching between mediums a breeze. There are many combinations you can purchase online but usually concentrates and dry herbs go together, as will e-liquids and oils. Modern 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 devices tend to have good battery and power for their size and versatility.
Choosing the right Vape Pen for you
One of the first questions you need to ask yourself when deciding which vaporizer pen is right for you is how much does battery life matter to you? There is always a tradeoff between size and battery life, the more portable, the shorter the lifespan. If the thought of having to charge it often bothers you, you’re going to want to opt for a more prominent pen with a bigger battery. Most vape pens will charge via micro USB, but not all. So it’s important to make sure you know what you’re receiving with your vape pen.
It should go without saying that the mediums you use most often should dictate which type of pen you purchase. If you want a multipurpose pen, you should make sure that it efficiently vaporizes your most commonly used medium. Especially when compared to other pens specialized for that type alone, as the added variety might not be a trade-off you’re willing to make. There are many combinations out there, so it’s vital that you know what kind of vaping you want to do most when buying. If you’re new to vaping and not sure what you like best, you should opt for something with the most versatility like the V2 Pro Series 7 pens. That way you can try it all before deciding what is best for you and giving yourself the option to use all three mediums should you change your mind later. So you ever need to buy a new device to try something new.
Most pens charge via micro USB, but not all. It’s important to make sure you know what you’re receiving in with your pen. Will it be a micro USB with wall and car adapter, or is it a proprietary charger you’ll need to keep with you? The beauty of micro USB is that most people already have several lying around. It is vital to know if you get a wall charger or not and if that is a requirement for you.
How much do you plan on vaping? That is the primary question in regards to the size of the oven you’ll need. A large oven is obviously going to give you a longer vape time, but this is usually going to cause the pen itself to have to increase in size. Another tradeoff you must make with the size of your pen.
Regardless of the style of pen you decide, the quality and features will determine which pen to go for and how much money you should spend. If you want a more durable vape pen that will survive whatever life throws at it, you’ll likely want to spend a bit more than you usually would to ensure quality parts and assembly. If you’re looking for lots of versatility or power, it’s naturally going to be more expensive to construct the device. After all, you get what you pay for, and vaping isn’t any different. If your working with a smaller budget you may have to make sacrifices, in either quality or features, to find the device that doesn’t break the bank.
Finally, before you buy, it’s always a great idea to check around online for reviews on the pen you’re considering. That will likely prove to be your best tool in helping you determine whether the vaporizer pen is worth the asking price. It’s a good idea to check expert reviews, like the ones we provide on ChurnMag, as well as opinions from consumers to get an excellent idea of what it’s like to own the pen. If you’re going to spend money on something, you should always take the extra time to make sure you’re it’s going to meet your expectations,
As we’ve discussed, there are many things to consider when deciding which vape pen is suitable for you. Our experts put together this guide to help get you started on the path to a better future with vaping. No single pen, even the 3-in-1 monsters, can be perfect for everyone. Always keep that in mind when doing research and reading reviews, the most important thing is what you want and how you feel.
We outlined our choices for the top 3 devices in their respective categories. These pens are sure to fulfill your needs while lasting for years given proper maintenance. Also, we provided you with ten reviews of various vape pens adored for their specific functions. Our panel used their years of experience to craft a list we deemed suitable for being called 2018’s best vape pens of the year.
We hope that our guide will be able to answer any questions you may have. But in case you have any questions or comments you can always leave a message below or connect with our community of vapers on Facebook or Twitter. Our team is here and ready to help you with any issues you have. It’s what we love to do.