10 must have vapes of 2014

Summer Time Vaping

Summer Time Vaping

If you looking at purchasing a new herbal pen vaporizer for the summer 2014 season then you have landed at the right place.  I have a few suggestions that are sure to dazzle and keep you vaped while the temperature continues to rise.

Elevape:  This sexy little number goes great with almost any swimsuit.  It is perfectly suited for helping you stay discreet and catch some vape while lay on the beach and enjoy the sun.  The Elevape has a LCD display at the bottom so you know just how much batter life you have left.

VaporCone Elite:  One of the more modest vaporizers to be released recently is the VaporCone herbal pen vaporizer.  It comes in five different colors and is well known from San Diego to San Francisco for it’s simple styling but powerful vapor.  You can purchase the VaporCone in the following different colors – Pink, Blue, Silver, Black and White.

T-Vape Vaporizer:  If you are looking for something with muscles than I would recommend taking a look at the T-Vape.  Capable of producing some of the thickest vapor you have ever seen the T-Vape is perfect for camping trips and picnics.  It is a great outdoor vaporizer because the batter life is significantly more substantial than other similarly priced vaporizers.

Dube XS:  Versatility and portability are the first two things that come to mind when you think about the Dube XS vaporizer.  What makes this particular herbal vaporizer pen so much is the fact that you can switch out the chamber and vape waxes as well.

Vaporite Emerald:  Powered by a long lasting lithium ion battery that also happens to be rechargeable the Vaporite Emerald is a must have for bocce ball tournaments and lawn bowling.  It heats up fast and vapes your herbs well.  Just make sure to stir your blend frequently to prevent combustion.

Pulsar 7:  Easily one of the most popular herbal pen vaporizers of the season the Pulsar 7 is just as much of a statement piece as it is a vape.  If you are looking to make waves at the beach this summer then you need to go head and grab one of these moderately priced herb vaporizers.

Silver Surfer VIP:  Perfectly named for a day at the ocean the first ever vaporizer pen made by 7th floor will keep you “AFLOAT” all day long.  This pen is great for beginners because of how simple it is to use.  You can get this stylish little ditty in Black, Silver, Blue, Green, Red and Black.

Sky Cloud:  The ultimate portable herb vaporizer for a lazy day at the park, laying down and watching clouds float over your head.  This is another one of those special vaporizers that is capable of vaping concentrates and loose leaf material.  To be honest though I do prefer this pen for wax as opposed to herbs.

Atmos Bullet 2 Go:  This vaporizer was built for speed and pairs nicely with a fast boat.  The wickless ceramic heating chamber is ready to go in a matter of seconds and the vapor it produces will get you where you want be just as fast.  Just make to be careful, you don’t want to drop your vape in the water!

White Rhino DV2:  Largely considered to be one of the best looking vaporizers ever built this dual purpose vape will match all of your summer outfits.  Boasting a super fast heat-up time you can grab a DV2 in Black, Red, Silver, Purple, Orange, Pink, Blue or White.

Top 3 Dry Herb Pen Vaporizers

When I first started looking at getting a portable vaporizer one of the features most important to me was discreetness. My plan was to use it on the go quite frequently and didn’t want to draw a lot of attention to myself every time I wanted to take a puff. All the research I did led me to one conclusion, that pen style dry herb vaporizers can easily burn your herb without actually vaporizing the material. Not wanting to waste a lot of money on a variety of products that didn’t perform how I wanted them to, I went down to my local headshop for some in person comparison. After discussing a bunch of vapes I made some purchases and was happy that I did.

After all of my research, these are the three dry herb vaporizer pens that I have personally found work the best.

Atmos Boss

A little larger than the earliest dry herb pen vaporizers, the Boss had a major improvement in the heating chamber design which moved away from rapid heat and put it leagues ahead of the AtmosRX unit. With the Atmos Boss you get a pen vaporizer that provides continuous heat, which means no more burning your herb. I don’t care what the manufacturer says, that little glass screen which is supposed to act as a buffer between the herb in the RX does not make much of a difference. If you hold the button down too long, it still combusts. That is why I like the Boss so much, no glass screen is required and there is no coil in the bottom. The whole stainless steel chamber heats through to provide even vaporization and no charring.

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Cloud V Phantom

Though some people might not really classify the Phantom as a pen style vaporizer, I put it on my list due to the solid performance I got from it. Similar to the Boss’s heating chamber there is little concern of burning the dry herb and it also features consistent heat. Some people might complain that it takes longer to heat up, but all you have to do is press the button and put it back in your pocket for this brief period. It will hit the set temp in less than a minute… though it doesn’t heat in 7 to 10 seconds like the AtmosRX can, at least you are actually getting vapor and not smoke. Isn’t that the point of a vaporizer? Another really nice feature about the Phantom is that the battery is completely removable so you can easily swap out a full charged one.

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Pulsar 7

This is really the most pen-like vaporizer on my list and I chose this one because of the heating chamber. The design is different than most, because instead of a metal coil down in the chamber, there is a ceramic heating rod that runs up the middle and the herb is packed around it. Though the Pulsar 7 can burn your herb, it is far easier to manage and has less of a learning curve. I found that the best method was to hold the button down for about 5 to 7 seconds and then release giving a brief pause; this is to slightly preheat the herb. Hold the button again; every 3 to 4 seconds take a sip of vapor. Release after every two sips and pause again. Be sure to open the chamber and stir every once and a while.

My final words of advice… avoid dry herb pen vapes that feature the heating coil design and you’ll be happy that you did.

Snapshot of the Vaporite Emerald

Vaporite Emerald Vaporizer Pen

Vaporite Emerald Vaporizer Pen

One of the newest herbal pen vaporizers to hit the scene is the stylish Vaporite Emerald.  Vaporite released a series of “Gems” that along with the Emerald includes a wax pen called the Ruby and an e-juice pen called the Sapphire.  The Emerald is the crown jewel of the three pens and it is able to vaporizer marijuana, waxes and oils.

The Emerald is pretty easy to use like most pen vapes and comes in at a very low price when compared to something like the Atmos RX that has the same capabilities.  Some people are still on the fence with this unit but that is mainly because it is so new and not a lot of people have had a chance to look it over.

The Emerald comes with a few accessories, with any purchase you will also receive:

  • One Herb Chamber Stirring Tool
  • One Battery
  • One USB Pen Vaporizer Adapter
  • One Instruction Manual
  • One Ceramic Heating Chamber
  • One Herbal Chamber Connector
  • One Mouthpiece

Cleaning the pen is pretty easy, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to do it.  Keeping a clean is very important and often neglected.  Get disciplined and make sure you are regularly cleaning your herbal vaporizer pen.  Not only will your pen last longer but you will get better tasting vapor as well.

One thing I noticed that really stuck out was the battery life, one charge kept me vaping all week.  I took my Emerald down to the beach and even though it was pretty cold out (I am currently in Seattle) it still heated up fast in the biting ocean breeze.  After a few puffs I was feeling great and happy as a clam, we were at the beach to dig up clams :).

Vaporite Buddy Pen Pro

Another pen that has been grabbing headlines as of late is the new Vaporite Budy Pen Pro.  A stylish dry herb vaporizer pen that knows what it is supposed to do and does it exceedingly well.  If you are one of the those weed smokers that needs to medicate while out and about then this is a great choice.  It’s important to really grind your herbs finely before you take off if you are not going to have access to a grinder or in situations where grinding up some weed is not going to be feasible.  Places like the mall or the movie theater are not ideal for grinding because they are so public and you are going to stink up the place.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t grab your Budy Pen and sneak a puff around the corner.

The Budy Pen Pro is the new and improved model, the original Budy Pen was pretty good overall but they saw some room for improvement and went for it.  They upgraded the battery and improved the heating element to help reduce the chance of combustion.  Like with most pen vaporizers there is always going to be a risk of combustion but some pen just perform better than others.  The Budy Pen Pro comes with your standard accessories, you get the heating chamber, the user manual, one stir tool, a USB charger, three glass screens, one mouthpiece tip and the tank/cartridge of course.

The Budy Pen Pro is easy to use and features one button activation.  You can see how small and compact it is, you wont have any problems fitting it your pocket, purse, backpack or jacket.  I usually take my vape down to the beach where smell isn’t an issue but I recently just picked up a smoke buddy junior for times when I need to be a bit more discreet.  My grandmother is in from out of town and does not approve of marijuana use so out of respect I go in the garage and vape with the smoke buddy junior, it’s a wonderful combination.

The smoke Budy Junior should last about a week or so on one charge if you vape semi-frequently.  Heavier use will of course lead to a shorter battery life.  The unit itself is also pretty sturdy, I have dropped it multiple times and have yet to have any malfunctions.  If you are going to take it with you out on a boat I recommend putting it in a ziploc bag so if you drop it or get splashed you pen vape won’t get ruined.  I know it sounds silly but this actually happened to me once, a wave came over the side of the boat while we were fishing and splashed my shorts.  I pulled the pen vaporizer out and tried to fire it up but to my disappointment nothing happened.

First Look: The New G Pen Herbal Vaporizer

G Pen Herbal Vaporizer

We just got our brand new G Pen Herbal Vaporizer from our trusted vape store, and wanted to share some first impressions:

Look and Feel

This Vape pen looks a lot like the standard (original) G Pen which was designed for concentrates, but instead of a ceramic wick atomizer, this one features an herbal tank with a stainless steel coil that is encased in a thick, glass sleeve. It’s got the trademark G Pen matte finish and fountain pen aesthetic, which makes it easy to hold and transporting is a breeze. This thing fits nicely in your palm and can go anywhere discreetly; unlike a pipe and lighter the G Pen is all self-contained.

How Does it Rip?

So far we’ve found this to be sturdy and effective with our herbs. It heats up in a matter of seconds and you definitely get big clouds; moreover it doesn’t result in combustion easily like a cheaper model we’ve tried such as the Dube 2 or AtmosRx Vaporizers. The only thing to watch out for is holding down the button too long. We’ve found that we get the biggest rips and aren’t incinerating our buds by holding down the button for only 3 seconds and releasing as you complete your inhalation.

Grenco Science provides a helpful video to show the basics of the product:

We are very happy with our G Pen Herbal Vaporizer after initial testing stages. We will be sure to update you as we continue to use the vape to let you know about coil longevity and herb efficiency.

Do you have thoughts or questions about the new G Pen? Let us know!

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.

Quick Review: Cloud Pen M-16 Vaporizer

The new Cloud Pen M-16 is sleek and made with some of the finest materials that pen vaporizers have to offer today. Immediately after holding this pen, you can really tell that it is very solid and well made. I took it out of the box and immediately notice that it comes with some real awesome add-on tools and accessories, which lead me to believe that you’re really getting more bang for your buck with this pen.

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Performance

The dual capability of this pen makes it unique. Most pens either work with herb, wax or oil. This pen has the option of vaping both herbs and wax concentrates. This is a plus as it allows you to have more options and possibilities. The herb performance on this pen was above average. In fact, the taste was actually pretty clean, with minor burning/combustion.

As far as wax concentrates go, this pen works best with this type of material. The coil works extremely well and heats up your material without causing any sort o burning and really performs well in terms of efficiency. With very little wax you get a good number of sessions and plenty of vapor. I highly recommend this pen if you’re looking to vape some wax with it.

Battery

With a 650mAh Battery, you’re getting plenty of juice that will last you for a couple of hours of continuous vaping. The battery life on this pen is pretty standard. It is honestly nothing special. Then again, most vaporizer pens are not really meant for several hours of vaping. You will need to charge this pen every so often. Luckily, this pen comes with both a USB charger and a standard wall charger which makes it convenient when it comes to charging this pen.

Portability

This pen is definetly travel friendly. I took out to a concert and a night on the town. It definetly is easy to conceal or to store in your jean pocket, or in your jacket pocket. It is also easy to store in your globe compartment or middle compartment. I found the pen compact enough to pretty much take it anywhere. The other great thing about this pen is that it is sleek, so anytime you take it out and it looks great.

Conclusion

I recommend this pen if you’re looking to vape wax concentrates. The herbal vaping is a bit subpar. Then again, it is rare that a vape pen works well with herb. I would recommend this pen for anyone who is looking for a vaporizer under 100 bucks.

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