Vape pen’s popularity has increased over the past few decades. What was once the symbol of a new era for smokers, has now become the symbol of a new era for tokers. Not to say that it’s the only neat accessory out there for us cannabis buffs.
Regardless of what your preferred rip method is, vape pens surely provide an option that packs convenience, portability, and affordability into one sleek looking design. Not to forget that they are an option that doesn’t fill your lungs with smoke. So, there’s a myriad of reasons to look at vaping if you still have not.
Need is a strong word, so let’s look at it from a different angle. Can you enjoy having a vape pen if you’re a regular cannabis user or smoker in general? Yes, absolutely. Vape pens can bring things to the table that you won’t find with regular cigs and joints. Or perhaps they can magnify features like flavors and potency that you already enjoy in pre-rolls.
Remember, oils and waxes are cannabis concentrates. This means their effects on the body tend to be stronger than traditional smoking, precisely because they’re concentrated extracts of specific cannabinoids and other components.
However, this does not mean that vape pens can only be used to inhale concentrate vapor. Vape pens vary in usability; this simply means that they’re not only limited to nicotine vape juice and cannabis extracts. Depending on the type of pen you purchase, it could be built for many different vaping materials. Most commonly ranging in specialty oils, e-liquids, waxes, and dry herbs (A.K.A. dry vaping).
Thus, vape pens may vary in features such as battery capacities, heat settings, draw-activation, and power outputs. Some vape pens are built with a purpose that others might not be able to accomplish. We’ve come up with a selection of the best ones in each category.
A vape pen that actually looks like a pen… wow, right? This classy and compact design by Kandypens deserves the first-place badge due to it’s discreet, super-compact, and elegant design. The pen comes with two 1ml refillable gold glass oil tanks, a 0.5ml cartridge cover, 3 battery voltage settings, and an equally stylish carrying case.
It seems like we’re off to a flying start with this selection of classy looking items. The Bug RX comes in a light chrome design that can fit anywhere. It also comes with a 22W of power and a 1.2ml tank, which is not the biggest of tanks but useful for light travel.
PCKT Vapor shocks us once again with this high battery capacity (660mah) design. Although this unit looks a bit bigger and less portable than the other two options on this section, don’t let first impressions fool you. The PCKT One Plus is actually very portable and works with a wide variety of cartridges.
Yes, we know the Healthworx is a disposable vape pen. But this doesn’t make it any worse than the rest of the items on the list. It comes with 300mg of CBD. Like most disposable vape pens, it’s pretty darn portable, and the product is 100% free of PG, VG, and MCT Oil. Besides, with Healthworx, you can pick any strain you want.
Now here’s a brand you’ll probably recognize. Currently, you can find this unit in several different strains including Pineapple Express, OG Kush, and a few others. They all come with a 50mg cartridge filled with organically-grown CBD oil rich in terpenes. Again, this is a disposable vape pen, but CBD oil quality and experience with this one are simply top-notch.
Reserve CBD has managed to deliver a 500mg vape cartridge with sustainably grown material and 2mg of CBD for every 8-second puff. Although vapor production might not be the greatest with this one, the 3-flavor option, and a sleek design that signals when you’ve taken a large enough inhale, make this pen quite appealing to beginners.
The upgraded version of the iJust series comes in 6 different color options, ranging from the classy shiny black to the more psychedelic “dazzling” version. Eleaf claims a great flavorful taste and huge clouds, which sound feasible due to the 80W power output this unit comes with.
I’m glad UWELL continued with the Nunchaku line just because of its kick-ass name. But on top of that, the Nunchaku 2 is a strong #2 contender in this section, coming in with a 100W power output, a 6-axis motion sensor, and 4 different colors to choose from.
Huge clouds, 100W of power, a 3,000mah battery, and still a small portable and lightweight design. I can’t call this a classy looking design, but if you’re into modern and youthful looks, you will love this one. Additionally, the steel base on the tank looks gorgeous on this piece.
Originally in an all-black design, and now also in white. The Kandypens crystal has been awarded the “best dab pen of 2020” by a few vape critics. So it’s no coincidence that it takes the number one spot in its category. The unit is built with a 900mah battery, a glass mouthpiece, a splashguard, and a free protective pouch gift!
You can’t limit yourself to dabbing wax with this one because the WASP is also compatible with shatters, oils, and budders. It also comes available in two different colors (black & silver), and the built-in chipset promises to deliver quick heating. So, do like the WASP and waste no time for your next dab!
It’s not a coincidence that Kandypens has made it on this list 3 times now. The prism is a bit heavier than other items on the list, but that’s only because of the high-quality glass mouthpiece, ceramic, and quartz atomizers that come with it.
A compact and potent pen designed exclusively for dry herb vaping. A 2200mah battery capacity provides up to 18 hours of power and 3 hours for a full charge. The Khan Vaporizer can hold up to 0.5 grams of flower and comes with a glass mouthpiece that makes for a swift and smooth pull.
If you’re an experienced vaper, then you already know that the Mighty has been around for a while. But it’s just THAT good. The Mighty comes with an easy to use LED screen that allows you to know how much battery you have left, and exactly what temperature setting you’re using. Another neat feature is the two buttons that allow you to easily modify temperature according to your needs.
Sequels are not always great, but this is not the case with the Solo 2. Arizer has engineered a nice-looking vaporizer set with an intuitive OLED display, exemplary battery life, and two stems that can hold up to 0.2 grams of flower.
Choosing a vape pen will ultimately depend on the type of use you intend to give it. First, you need to decide the kind of material you want to vape. Some vape pens are flexible and can take a few different vape materials, so read intently and choose wisely. Second, you’ll have to define if you’re planning to use it at home or on the move. This way you’ll be able to define the battery life specs and cartridge sizes you’ll need. Third and last, you’ll have to decide how much you’re budgeting to spend. Options are endless, and brands are aplenty, so having a budget will probably allow you to dial down your options to a few favorites. Now, let’s get to vaping!