Pen vaporizers are quickly becoming a trend not just because of their portability, but because it appeals to all genders. It’s style, plus the ease of use and ability to produce vapor quickly, make it a top choice for many who want to achieve a lifestyle free from smoking.
The ability to use it anywhere you want may be its biggest selling point. But the problem is, there are so many other pen vaporizers for you to choose from. This results in total chaos, especially when you are someone who might be new to vaping.
Obviously, just like any other investment, ease of use, quality, durability, and affordability are important decision factors before you buy a pen vaporizer. Now, it’s time to end your worries, because we have come out with this in-depth review of the five ultimate pen vaporizers that are the best of the best today. A final word of caution to everybody, there are tons of products that are very cheap and with very poor quality – simply very crappy.
But first, let’s discuss some basics:
Vaporization or ‘vaping’ is different from smoking. The process of vaporizing is different from smoking which involves combustion, which when burned, creates carcinogenic substances such as tar that could be damaging to your health. Talk about cancer.
Vaporization involves a process of heating the herbs, plant or oil at a certain temperature by removing all of the critical components behind, and protecting the material from direct burning. Because of this, vaping has now become the new and exciting alternative to traditional smoking due to its healthier approach by inhaling therapeutic aromas found in plants or herbs. At the same time, it reduces the dangers brought by the by-products found in the combustion process.
Basic heating methods of vaporizing:
The conduction method involves a transfer of heat to whatever object it is touching. In vaporizers, any herb or plant that is needed to be vaporized is placed in a metal bowl (the heating element) to heat up the herbs and to release the active ingredients. The only problem with the conduction method is that it is used to heat materials without temperature control which could become a guessing game. This is a bit tedious because you have to watch out and limit the temperature to avoid the heat from producing combustion instead of vapors.
Conduction vaporizers are normally cheaper because of its limited capability, and challenging settings which prevent it from producing quality vapor.
Convection heating is the most prominent process being used in many vaporizers today. It is characterized by the transfer of heat by fluid or air movement thus producing the air or the vapor at its desired temperature.
Convection heating is better and more efficient than conduction simply because it allows you to set the best temperature control (most especially digital vaporizers) and it effectively vapes the essences of the herbal blends because the heated air passes through their surfaces. Now on to the reviews!
The fact that Atmos Raw is Smokazon’s best seller in its catalog of pen vaporizers deserves it to be on the top of this list. The demand is truly incredible, and we think we know why. The Atmos Raw vape pen may be small, but it’s the biggest vaporizer since the volcano! It was one of the true pioneers of portable pen vaporizer of our day. Its Apple-style packaging is sleek and brought a new level to the playing field.
The fact that Atmos Raw is Smokazon’s best seller in its catalog of pen vaporizers deserves it to be on the top of this list. The demand is truly incredible, and we think we know why. The Atmos Raw vape pen may be small, but it’s the biggest vaporizer since the volcano! It was one of the true pioneers of portable pen vaporizer of our day. Its Apple-style packaging is sleek and brought a new level to the playing field.The Atmos Raw Vaporizer is made of top quality materials such as stainless steels and ceramic components. It is light in weight and portable so you can bring it wherever you want to. It is also the very first among vaporizers today to have the capability of using dry flowers, Oil and Wax without changing the tank making it a very flexible pen vaporizer. This is a big selling point for the Atmos since most of the USA doesn’t have access to oils and waxes unless they have medicinal laws in place. Wax and oils are concentrates and very strong for beginners and why flower based herbs are the most popular in the USA.
And another great thing about this pen vaporizer? Its battery can be charged with an electric adapter or USB.
Sleek, portable, discreet and holding the power button for 2 seconds allow it to heat up faster than any other vaporizer in history. Oh, and it’s a trendsetter too!
Its tiny black button is a little bit hard which could be a bit frustrating.
If you loved the Puffco Pro vaporizer, you’d surely fall for the Puffco Plus even more. In fact, the improvements in the Puffco Plus give it a different feel and far more superior performance than the Pro.
First on the list of improvements is the design. Unlike the Puffco Pro, which comes in separate parts (mouthpiece, heating chamber, and atomizer), the Puffco plus comes with a unibody design. However, the mouthpiece separates to help the loading of the waxy concentrate into the chamber. As you open the mouthpiece, the bottom part reveals a ceramic tool dubbed as the “dart.” This small protrusion can be used as a dabbing tool and also helps keep the waxy concentrate in place. The resulting design of the dart and chamber also enhances the airflow coming out of the vaporizer.
Another difference between the Puffco Pro and the new Puffco Plus is the heating element. While the Pro features heating coils inside a ceramic rod, the Plus does away with this part. The entire bottom part of the Plus chamber heats up, evenly vaporizing the wax material. The absence of any coils prevents giving off rather very strong vapor. The resulting design inside the Plus creates consistently superb vapor quality each and every time.
The Puffco Plus offers three temperature control settings. Just click the cloud button four times toggle between the settings. Another notable feature is the “sesh” mode, which allows continuous heat up time of 12 minutes. This is most usable for users who want longer draws, overriding the 8-second auto shut-off feature.
All in all, the Puffco Plus is several steps forward from the Pro in terms of design, vapor quality and performance.
Easy dabbing of waxy concentrates with the “dart.” Better vapor quality because of the absence of exposed heating coil.
Seeping and possible spillage (if not careful) can still happen. Average battery life.
#3 : SToK R2 Series Pen Vaporizer – #ThisThingRips
The phenomenal SToK R Series vaporizer comes as a pleasant surprise to the vaping world. At times when price dictates the quality of vaporizers, the SToK R Series defies this notion. Why? Priced below $50, the SToK offers you superb vapor quality from your waxy oils.
The heating chamber of the SToK R Series vaporizer comes with a polycarbonate material. It might feel plastic and rather cheap-looking, but this durable material does a decent job in being heat-resistant and keeping the vapors fresh and clean. You’ll be amazed at how the heating element stacks up the clouds of vapor from the bottom up.
The SToK R Series vaporizer comes in a very lightweight design with a black finish for added stealth. What’s really noticeable with this device though is the thick clouds of vapor that give you that ultimate satisfaction each and every time. As SToK slogan says, this thing really “rips!”
#4: K-Vape Vaporizer
There’s no denying that at first glance, the K-Vape vaporizer by KandyPens looks more like Grenco Science’s G Pro Herbal Vaporizer. What’s even more surprising is the closely similar features it shares with its closest competition. But whatever the story behind their similarity, we can’t dismiss the K-Vape’s breakthrough performance and design.Unlike other vape pens that feature heating coils, the K-Vape vaporizer is one of the few that offer true convection technology, promising zero combustion, hence zero smoke. Plus, it features three temperature settings of low (360°F), medium (380°F) and high (420°F). This gives you greater freedom to find that sweet spot for your personal taste.
The K-Vape also boasts above-average heating chamber size that can carry up to 0.5 grams of your dry herb materials, resulting in lesser time to replace the herbs and more time to simply enjoy your vaporizer on the fly. And you can be sure of pure and clean vapors because of the stainless steel chamber.
When it comes to form and style, the K-Vape sports a lightweight design with a soft, rubbery finish at the back and on the sides, with the front featuring a shiny look. Also, KandyPens, maker of the K-Vape assures you that although the entire outer body comes in a rather plastic design, you can be sure the materials used contain no harmful BPA.
With all these advanced features, it’s quite surprising that the K-Vape costs just about $100, cheaper than the most popular conduction-style vaporizer pen that does not even come with heat settings: Simply put, a greater bang for your buck.
The temperature settings are a winning feature given that the vaporizer just costs $99.95. Also, the bigger herb chamber means denser and more flavorful vapor.
The maximum heat setting can get a little too hot. Also, the plastic outer body calls for improvement if the idea is to make the vaporizer look more elegant.
The G Pro Herbal Vaporizer also comes with the same design as the K-Vape. The convection heating technology also comes into play. Also, the heating chamber supports up to 0.5-0.75 grams of dry herbs. The LED light indicates the set temperature. And the device also comes with three heat settings of low (red, at 320°F), medium (green, at 380°F, and high (blue, at 420°F).
Grenco Science, the maker of the G Pro, is proud to showcase the G Pro as one of the most successful true portable vaporizers. Because of the heat settings and the convection heating mechanism, you can be sure your dry herbs do not get combusted. This avoids the production of smoke. So what you get to enjoy are true vapors, no less. To use the vaporizer, just press the power button five times to activate it. Make the same pattern to turn the vaporizer off.
Despite the product being compact and portable, the G Pro still manages to let you choose three temperature settings.
The plastic body gives the vape a relatively cheap look and feel.
#6: Source Orb
With a much-simplified design, stainless steel body, more added (and improved) atomizers and magnetic lock feature, this new version might just be what you are waiting for.
The Source Orb 4 Premium Kit offers additional 3 new (and patent-pending) atomizers: SOURCE nail Grade 2 Titanium (Included!), Ceramic, and Quartz coil-less. That’s a total of 6 atomizers in one package. Also, all atomizers with coils are now upgraded with 100% Real Grade 1 Titanium.
When it comes to ease of use, the Source Orb 4 vaporizer comes in a 2-piece design that is magnetically locked together. Imagine easily pulling the two sections apart for easy loading and cleaning! No more annoying screws. Also, the Stainless Steel 303 construction means your vaping material is heated up, vaporized and reaches your mouth without impurities. Plus, the Variable Airflow System with 5 settings allows you to choose airflow, resistance, and intensity.
Then comes the slim variable battery that perfectly works for sub-ohm atomizers. Enjoy 8 temperature settings from 3.2v to 4.8v for greater flexibility. All these features are all yours for a price that perfectly fits your budget.
The Source Orb 4 Premium Kit is easy to use with the magnetic lock feature. The wide range of atomizers to choose from is also a big plus.
If you’re not careful, the magnetic lock feature can sometimes lead to accidental spills.
Have You Chosen Your Vape Pen Yet?
The moment you purchase your new pen vaporizer, getting the most out of it does not only depend on how you use it with your favorite herbs. Of course, we all want our new buddy to last a long time. Check out our best practices for a longer lasting pen vaporizer: The best ways to use your pen vape without breaking it.
Our Smokazon blog is rich with information on how to take good care of your pen vaporizer. Want to know more about cleaning your device for better vaping experience? Read our blog on how to clean your pen vaporizer
Also, check some of our informative how-tos if you want to know more about how pen vaporizers work behind the scenes. At Smokazon, we make sure you arm yourself with information to keep you guided with whatever vape pen you choose. After all, all we care for is your ultimate vaporizing experience.
Pen vaporizers have truly change the way we vape, and they have become an important part of the vaporizing revolution. We encourage you to take a look at some articles below that goes deeper as to why you should not dismiss the pen vaporizers as another fad in the community.
Do you have a favorite pen vaporizer we missed out on this article? Please let us know in the comments below.