My Favorite Weed Vapes for 4/20

I am pretty old school, you should know. Good that you know that up front ‘cuz there’s a wave of crazy intense 710 Heads growing out there. Well lemme tell you I don’t really need the power and potency from those oils or waxes. Classic nuggs, flowers, and buds are goddamn good enough for this ol’ hippie. Okay so I’m not that old. But I do remember Gerald Ford falling out of an airplane! Hahaha! I’d like to think he was high all the time!

Ford Falls on RunwayI started vaporizing a couple of years ago when someone in my Book Club showed me their Solo vaporizer made by Arizer. I loved that little guy. Gave me big old clouds and it didn’t taste really metallic or fake because I was getting my vapor through a glass delivery tube. Even though I got one and have loved my Solo Vaporizer for the last few years, I decided that the marijuana industry is booming with such velocity, there must be some newer and exciting vapes for weed out there.

With that in mind I decided to check outgot a few cool new herbal vaporizers for 4/20/14 while attending the High Times Cannabis Cup in Denver Colorado. One interesting one that I found was the T-Vape vaporizer. This one is a little more like a cigar than a pen vaporizer, but it’s pretty cool. It rips really hard and has a funky ergonomic mouthpiece tip. I also found someone selling something called the Vapman Vaporizer. This little guy felt a bit strange to me as I watched someone light it up with a butane torch. Oh dear, many steps, much too complicated.

ascent-vape-chamberAnother brand new herbal vaporizer I found in Denver was the stylish and customizable Ascent Vaporizer made by DaVinci. This one is super cool because it features glass delivery and three-in-one compatibility, which means that if my friends want to use their fancy shmancy oils and waxes, I can let them drip the extracts into the little glass chamber which DaVinci so kindly provides with every Ascent Vape they ship out.

Of course the Pax Vaporizer was on display too, but every time my friend tried to vape me on the Pax, all I tasted was plastic. I loved the Ascent because I could really taste the essence of my Blue Dream and felt the euphoric effects within seconds. I have nothing bad to say about the Solo Vaporizer but if you’re looking for something new and slick to impress your friends, get the Ascent for sure. It’s 4/20 approved!

Searching for the Perfect Vaporizer Pen for Marijuana

It’s tough with herb pens to get the kind of combustion-free vapor production you get from wax and oil vaporizers. In fact very few loose leaf vaporizers can efficiently vaporize dry weed without reducing it to ash. There are a bunch of players in the game that are attempting to do this and I have made it my mission to find the ideal pen vape for herbs. I’m eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Grasshopper Vaporizer, but in the meantime…Heck, maybe I will invent one myself.

If I were creating a pen vape for marijuana that doesn’t burn, I think the first thing I would do is put some sort of buffer between the material and the heating element. The problem with vaporizers like the Atmos Rx and the Pulsar 7 vaporizers is that the weed has to sit right on top of a ceramic coil, so when that coil heats up it’s pretty much tantamount to using a lighter to ignite the buds. My idea would be to have a cartomizer that features a heating coil and then a few inches of buffer space before you get to a screen on which the material can rest so there’s sufficient air flow in and around the leaves.

Another thing that kinda irks me about the AtmosRx and others with that design is the little springy “packing” tool that sits right below the ceramic filter. It seems like by packing the weed tighter, you’re actually restricting air flow and encouraging combustion, rather than protecting from it. With weed connoisseurs like me, we want to taste our buds, not a neutral smoke. I feel like if someone were able to design an herbal cartridge that separates the ground bud from the hot coil, this would seriously reduce the risk of combustion.

Do you have any ideas for the perfect vaporizer pen for marijuana? Let me know!

Who makes the best herbal pen vapes?

It seems like every other day I have someone asking me “Who makes the best herb pen vaporizers?” and I am getting tired of answering the same question so often.  The problem is that new vaporizers are coming out all the time and while some are well made and trustworthy others are poorly made and designed for daily use.  There is a wide variety of pen vapes for weed that offer a number of different options so choosing the right one can be difficult.  If you are looking to purchase a new pen vape I would definitely recommend doing your research first and choosing a vape that is right for you.  Some of the better pen vaporizer manufacturers include:

  • 710 Pen
  • 7th Floor
  • White Rhino
  • Vaporite
  • VaporBrothers
  • Sky High
  • Pulsar
  • Grenco Science
  • Delta 9
  • Bholt
  • Atmos
  • Cloud Penz
  • Zig Zag
  • VaporX
  • VaporCone
  • Sticky Pen
  • Source
  • Micro Vaped
  • Elevape

Those are just a few of the better vaporizer brands to popup over the past few years.  There are hundreds of others we do not have time to name.  One of my personal favorite vaporizers is the VaporX XRT herbal vaporizer.  It comes in 3 different colors, Black, Brown and Gold.  The Gold model is in my opinion is by far the best one.  It is a high performance vaporizer that is extremely powerful so make sure to be careful when you first start using it.  There have been multiple reports of combustion because the herbal pen vaporizer heats up so quickly.

Another great herbal pen vaporizer is the brand new T-Vape.  It is one of the most versatile and customizable pen vaporizers that has been released in years.  It also comes in the 3 different colors, Blue, Red and Black.  It is only intended to be used with dry herbs so make sure that you do not load any cannabis concentrates inside of it.

One of the best things about the T-Vape vaporizer is that you can interchange the batteries and herb chambers to change the size and functionality.  The smaller chamber and battery will allow you to vape more discreetly while the larger battery and chamber will allow you vape more marijuana longer.  You can also combine the large chamber with the smaller battery if you need to vape a lot of weed in a short amount time.  If you don’t need to vape a ton of herbs but the need the vaporizer to be powered for a long time just attach the small chamber to the large battery.

The Snoop Dogg G Pen Is Not Just Hype

I recently purchased the Snoop Dogg G Pen. In the past, I had bought several different herbal vape pens and had very little luck with the quality and performance. The main problem with these pens is that they don’t vape well. In fact, most of the pens that I’ve tried either burn the herb at some point or don’t burn well at all.

The other problem that I have with herbal pens is the battery life and the quality of the vapor. Even when the herb doesn’t burn, the quality and quantity of the vapor tends to be sub par.

In comes the Snoop Dogg G Pen

I bought the G Pen because I’d heard good things about it and had read some good reviews on it. It wasn’t so much because Snoop Dogg promotes it or because it has a map of Long Beach, California and a bright blue background. I wanted a decent quality pen for an affordable price. The Snoop Dogg G Pen just seemed like the best choice. The other reason why I decided to purchase it is because it uses some of the newest technology. In other words, it’s one of the newer pens out there.

Snoop Dogg G Pen

Snoop Dogg G Pen

After a few sessions, I did get a little bit of combustion, but not nearly as bad as with other pens that I’ve tried in the past. The battery life on it wasn’t too bad either. I’m used to having to charge my vaporizer pens every 2 hours after constant usages. The G Pen’s battery lasted just a little bit longer without experiencing any sort of performance issues.

It really feels like the manufacturer of this pen, Grenco Technologies has really put a good deal of investment on this pen. Grenco has been known to make decent portable herbal vaporizers. Other vaporizers that I’ve enjoyed using in the past that Grenco makes are the G Pen Mayhem Festival LE and the G Pro Herbal vaporizer.

The other great thing about this pen is that it comes with a nice case and some good accessories. In fact, I like that it comes with both a USB drive charger and a regular wall charger. Other accessories that I really like are the two glass sleeves that it comes with.

You can check out this video that pretty much shows you what the pen is like and how it works. This is one of the best resources that I found online:

The Newest and Most Exciting Vape Pens in 2015

The newest and most exciting vape pens of 2015 are here. These vape pens all have something in common: they all have a much improved battery life, slightly better performance than its predecessors and much smaller, much more compact and discreet than ever before.

Additionally, these newer pens are using some of the best and latest technology and materials available today. The manufacturing and the build of these pens is really much better than what it used to be.

One good example of this are the pens that we are about to take a look, which include the Cloud V Classic Mini vaporizer, the Dr. Dabber Light Pen Vaporizer, the VC Agent 7x Vaporizer and the Cloud Pen M-16. All of these pens are affordable and offer a decent vaping experience while having some distinct differences.

Let’s a quick look:

Cloud V Classic Mini Vaporizer

This is a super small, sleek and highly portable vape pen. The Cloud V gives you all of the great technology that Cloud V has been known to produce. With a much improved heating capacity, the Cloud V features a cutting-edge atomizer and a SNAP locking technology. The Cloud V retails at around $54.99.

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Dr. Dabber Light Vaporizer

Another highly compact pen, the Dr. Dabber Light is just like the Dr. Dabber Ghost, except smaller, uses a newer technology and performs just as well or better than its big brother. The Dr. Dabber features a 5-Click locking mechanism which really helps you save lost of juice on your pen. The dab tool and shatterproof storage ball are two of the coolest accesories that this pen comes with.

 

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VC Agent 7X Vaporizer

The VC agent is another highly discreet pen. It is probably one of the smaller pens that we’re looking at on this list. Starting at only $24.99, the VC Agent is a great value for those who are looking for one of the most discreet pens in the market. This pen is rather different than most pens out there as it features a button-less system. All you have to do is charge it and take some nice vapor hits.

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Cloud Pen M-16 Vaporizer

This Herb + Wax pen comes in a sleek design, stainless steel materials and an easy-to-use interface, which allow you to pack up your herb closer to the bullet chamber. This in turn allows you to have a better and much more efficient experience. Meaning much more clouds of vapor and less combustion.

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Introducing The VaporX Exponent Plus

I’m no newbie to vaporizing. I own a ton of pens, portables and desktops. I guess you could call me a ‘vape enthusiast’. Even though the majority of pen vaporizers don’t actually vaporize, they’re still a very convenient way to get high while you’re out in public. I typically carry around my Crafty, but sometimes I’m going somewhere that a pen-style vaporizer is better suited for. For instance, if I’m going to a party, and I know I’m probably going to get very drunk, I’ll grab one of my disposable G-Slim vaporizer pens (which are very cheap), just in case I lose it.vapor-x-expontent-plus-vaporizer-contents-in-box

However, sometimes if I’m going on a hike or something of that nature, I want something a little easier to carry around than my Crafty, and better quality than a disposable G-Slim. Also, I don’t really like limiting myself to a unit that only vaporizers one material – instead opting for a multi-function unit that is compatible with herb as well as wax. After all, you never know when you’re going to feel like doing a dab.

With that said, I was browsing my favorite vaporizer website and came across a new version of the VaporX Exponenet. The new Exponent Plus builds on the shortcomings of the previous model by adding a slightly larger, more power ellipse style battery, a 100% glass dome and high-quality atomizers for herb as well as wax.

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I wasn’t a huge fan of the original VaporX Exponent for a few reason. First, the glass dome that it came with had a little plastic tip at the end of the mouthpiece. To me, this kind of defeated the purpose of having a glass dome in the first place. If I wanted to put my mouth on plastic, I would use that standard mouthpiece that is included. This brings me to another thing I like about the new ‘Plus’ model – it doesn’t include a standard plastic cap mouthpiece like virtually every other ellipse style pen vaporizer I’ve seen. Instead, the herb and wax atomizers are both meant to be used with the glass dome, which I like a lot better than the old setup.

In addition to being compatible with both herbs and wax concentrates, the Exponent Plus can also be used to vape e-liquids, and comes with a tank for e-juice. This is great feature in my eyes, because it gives someone like myself who doesn’t typically use e-cigs the opportunity to simply attach the included e-juice tank to my battery if I ever get the hankering to see what vaporizing e-liquid is all about. As a matter of fact, my girlfriend has been thinking about getting an e-cig pen recently, so letting her use my ‘Plus’ for e-juice should help her decide if she wants to get one for herself.

So to recap, the VaporX Exponent Plus comes with everything you need to vaporize bud, wax, waxy oils and e-juice. There are separate atomizers for each. For herb, you’ll want to use the “pancake” style atomizer, which is essentially a flattened coil. For wax, there is a double-coil ceramic rod atomizer that should be used. For both herb and wax, you’ll want to attach the respective atomizer to the battery, then attach the glass dome over the atomizer. When vaping e-juice, attach the included e-liquid tank which utilizes a wickless atomizer.

There you have it – a bit of background information on the newly released VaporX Exponent Plus. If you vaporize on-the-go, and find that true portable vaporizers can sometimes be a bit too bulky to carry around, it’s a good idea to invest in a vape pen. And if you’re going to invest in a vape pen, it might as well be one that is multi-functional and capable of vaporizing several different materials. For that, I highly recommend the VaporX Exponent Plus.

Snoop Dogg Herbal Vaporizer Review

Snoop Dogg Grenco Science

Don’t Cross the Doggfather

There have been a bunch of vaporizers to hit the market in the last year but few have landed with the fanfare of the Snoop Dogg G Pen. This herbal vaporizer is made by Grenco Science, an industry leader with a reputation for big bold marketing and a badass vape pen for hash oil and wax. The G Pen was so popular that superstar rapper Snoop Dogg took notice and said “yo, my nizzle, Snizzle Dizzle Double-Gizzle gots to have one of these.” And they were like, “yeah you’re right, you do.” So they up and made a vaporizer in his honor. The first one was a waxy oil vaporizer, but the Doggfather reminded them that he grew up on dankity flowery buds and his devoted fans will want something that can do that too.

Snoop Dogg Vaporizer Kit

Snoop Dogg G Pen Vaporizer by Grenco Science

 

So lo and behold, Grenco put their creative minds and engineers to work on a handheld vaporizer for dry herbs that would satisfy the most discerning of marijuana connoisseurs. The G Pen Herbal Vaporizer features a robust ceramic heating chamber with a fast-acting stainless steel coil. The battery charges up within 2 hours and gives 4-5 hours of continual vaping. The vape is emblazoned with a map of Long Beach, Snoop’s stomping ground.

You can get the signature Snoop Dogg G Pen at our preferred vaporizer store for only $84.95.

The Atmos R2 Pen Vaporizer

Intro

I recently had a chance to try the Atmos R2 Pen Vaporizer. If the price tag wasn’t an issue, this is one of the best vaporizer pens out there. The pen has been re-designed and it offers a great look. This is a real stylish pen. Another thing that stood out right away was its large chamber. And, you have the option of doing herb or wax.

Materials

Right after holding the pen, you really feel like it’s well made. It feels and looks like it’s made from real good materials.

Battery and Portability

The battery on this unit lasts a while. You don’t have to worry about running out battery while you’re out and away from a power outlet. You can charge the pen with a USB cord or your standard wall charger (both included).

The Vape Experience

With an adonized heating chamber, this vape pen offers a cleaner and better vaping experience than most pens in this class. This also means that your herb will burn more even and completely, as supposed to leaving some of the herb intact like many other vaporizers.

Conclusion

The Atmos R2 vaporizer pen is a really awesome device to own. However, the price tag is a little bit high. If money is not an object, I would definitely recommend it.

Atmos R2 Vaporizer Pen

Atmos R2 Vaporizer Pen

New Source Orb Now Available

source-orb-vaporizer-group-colorsThe Orb is the newest revolutionary pen-style vaporizer now available from Source. This is definitely one of the coolest vaporizers around aesthetically. Constructed from stainless steel, each color has a luxurious chrome finish and the uniquely shaped mouthpiece makes this unit standout even more. 

The Orb comes standard with 8 different atomizers, giving the user ultimate control and more options than any other vape pen on the market. Two of these atomizers, the Dry Herb Hitter and the Dry Herb Baker, are specially for buds. The others would mostly be used for wax.source-orb-vaporizer-atomizers

With the Dry Herb Hitter, the heat is generated from a centralized coil specially designed to ‘flash’ heat your herbs. Source bills this as the closest thing you can get to a ‘pipe-hit’ with any vaporizer/atomizer combo.source-orb-10cig-single-coil-wickless-atomizer-coil

On the other side of the spectrum, the Dry Herb Baker allows for true vaporization and is designed more like an oven to ‘slow-roast your herbs’. The fact that both are included with the Orb, along with six other eights other atomizers is a huge selling point and makes the Orb one of the most versatile pen-style vaporizers in the industry.

source-orb-dry-herb-baker-atomizers-2Additionally, the new Orb also comes the new Terra atomizer, which is a high-grade ceramic heating chamber and no metal coils, bringing true taste to the forefront of your vaporizing experience. Below is a full list of all eight atomizers that come with the Orb, as well as what materials they’ll work best with and how they function.

At less than $100, a fraction of the price of many other pen-style vaporizers on the market, the Orb looks like a great investment for those in the market for a new herb pen, and who also might be looking for the additional wax capability.

Looking to Upgrade to a Portable Vaporizer?

While herb pens are great for using on-the-go, if you’re looking for a true vaporization experience which utilizes convection heating (instead of conduction), maybe it’s time to upgrade to a full-sized portable vaporizer.

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One of the hottest new portable herbal vaporizers is the Astra by Atmos. You’ll recognize the name Atmos, as they make some of the best pen-style herbal units on the market, like the R2 and the Boss. However, if you’re looking to take the next step into vaporizing, you’ll want to take a look at the Astra.

Boasting five temperature control settings ranging from 356° – 428°F, a rechargeable/interchangeable lithium-ion battery as well as an embedded ceramic heating chamber, the Astra is sure to take your vaporizing experience to cosmic heights. This is the biggest difference between herb pens and full-sized portable units. Instead of holding the button to heat your herbs (usually past the point of combustion), with the Astra, the selected temperature is sustained during your vaporizing session.

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The other big difference between the Astra and herb pens is the heating method. While standard herb pens rely on conduction heating, where the herb comes into contact with the heating element creating combustion, the Astra and other portable vaporizers utilize a different type of heating method – conduction. When using the Astra, the herb never comes into direct contact with the heating element. Thus, only pure vapor is produced and no smoke.

I had the chance to bring the Astra with me on a recent hike, and it performed beautifully. As I prefer to vape on higher temperature settings (but am careful not to approach the combustion level), I set the vaporizer at it’s MID setting, which is 392°F. At this setting, I was able to rip some really nice vapor clouds throughout a ten or so minute session from one chamber pack. I brought an extra Li-on battery just in case, but was pleasantly surprised that the Astra’s battery life held up the entire time I was out on my hike, which was about two hours of  non-continual use.

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This unit also comes equipped with cups for liquid and wax use, and since the HI setting goes all the way up to 428°F, I’d imagine it would perform pretty well with such materials, although I did not have the chance to vaporizer with those materials. Overall, I was really pleased with how the unit performed.

Retailing for under $120, there are few portable vaporizers on the market that can match the combination of overall value and functionality as the Astra provides.