Today we will only be focusing on cannabis vape pens, but not the kind with those little stove top coils. These vaporizer pens vape dry herb specifically. When talking about dry herb it can also be known as and referred to as: cannabis, marijuana, weed, herbs or loose leaf. The technology has gotten to the point where a few companies are starting to create weed vaporizer pens that not only truly shaped like a pen, but performs like a true vape.
This is going to be a short list, since most of the portable dry herb vapes on the market are not shaped like pens, but we hope to see this technology grow and expand in the near future.
Best Dry Herb, Weed and Cannabis Vaporizer Pens 2016
V2 Pro Series 3
- 650mAh Battery
- 3.2- 4.2 Voltage
- Weight 54g (Empty tank)
- 14cm Length
The V2 Pro line challenges the “jack of all trades, master of nothing” theory. For a weed vape, it vaporizes dry herb truly and efficiently, unlike many other cannabis vaporizer pens.
The Series 3, not only has the ability to hang with real vaporizers but it is super portable. We did review a couple other great marijuana vape pens, however the V2 Series 3 is by far the smallest in size! It literally looks just like a regular eGo pen, which makes it extremely stealthy.
Many people are highly sceptical of 3-in-1 anything, even shampoo, and chances are that you are too. The V2 delivers the goods. The chamber is small, but it vapes every bit of herb, without any combustion, whilst creating some good flavor.
Note: V2 Pro also makes a Series 7 device, which is not actually a marijuana pen, but still worth mentioning. It has all the 3-in-1 functionality of the Series 3, with increased battery life and performance compared to its little brother.
- Quality vapor production
- Lithium ion battery powered
- 510 threading
- Replaceable parts
- Available in two colors: Black & Stainless Steel
This product is basically what people thought the Atmos Raw was supposed to be, back when that one came out. Unfortunately the Raw combusted herb, which made a lot of people’s first impression of weed vape pens not so good.
The Atmos Boss is kind of like a jumbo ego pen. However, when it first came out about two years ago, it was probably the smallest weed vaporizer pen at the time. The flavor production is on point the draw resistance is not too tight. The vapor production is what would can expect from a cannabis vaporizer pen.
The Boss was actually one of the first weed vape pens that does not use combustion. For that reason it gets a spot on our Best Dry Herb Pen list. However, since then, other companies have been racing to compete. Atmos already has a well-established name, especially in the wax and weed pen game.
Cloud V Phantom Mini
- 0.7” diameter and 5.3” height
- Holds approximately 0.2 grams
- Rubber cover surface
- Micro-USB Charging Port
Cloud V is another well-known player in the vape game, especially when it comes to wax and marijuana. Their Phantom Mini is very similar to the Atmos Jump, in fact the mouthpiece fits the same threading. Both products perform about the same, but the Phantom costs a little more.
I like the rubber coating design that they use. I can’t decide which one looks cooler, the black or tiffany blue. Honestly the best part about this device is the ability to hook this thing up to a portable bubbler. This takes it to the next level and gives it a bit of an edge over the Jump.
- 1200mAh Lithium-ion Battery
- Easy-Access Mouthpiece
- Packing Tool
- Cleaning Brush
- Wall Adapter
- Micro-USB Charger
- User Manual
The Atmos Jump, an impressive weed pen that was previously reviewed here on Vaping360. This weed pen is based off the success of the Boss. It shares a lot of the same features except it is just about half the price! Atmos has created an inexpensive dry herb vape pen that truly vaporizes your herb.
There is not much to learn before using it. You unscrew the cap, fill it up and click the button 3 times. When the light turns yellow, you inhale and that’s about it. There is really nothing to adjust. This simplicity in design would make it great for anyone who is brand new to vaping weed and herb.
Dry Herb Vape Pens Explained
What is Cannabis and Dry Herb?
You may notice that we use the terms cannabis and dry herb interchangeably. Dry herb refers to any kind of herbal blend such as peppermint or chamomile. Cannabis, is a specific type of plant that is known for its psychotropic effects and medicinal benefits and is commonly It has also been demonized by the media for many years since it is illegal in many parts of the word.
What is a Cannabis Vaporizer Pen?
Great question. A cannabis vaporizer is essentially a device that is used to administer cannabis without smoking it. In fact, some of the first ever vaporizers were created originally for this purpose, before the onset of e-cigarettes and vaping as we know it today.
Yep, the original vapers were weed-smokers who were tired of doing it the “analog” way.
Why Use a Dry Herb Vape Pen?
The problem with combustion is that no matter what you’re smoking, the process of burning anything can create carcinogens that are ultimately inhaled directly into the bloodstream.
So how do we get the active compound of the cannabis plant, without the cancerous by-products? Vaping! Using a marijuana vape pen will give you all of the wonderful benefits of cannabis, without any of the harmful side-effects associated with combustion.
What is a Cannabis Vaporizer Pen?
Let’s back up for a second. Just like personal computers, the original vaporizers were gigantic! Now we refer to these as “desktop units”, which still work great and have a purpose. However, in more recent years, marijuana vaporizers started getting smaller and more portable.
Just a few years ago, if you spoke of a “vape pen for weed”, nobody knew what that was. Then we started seeing them hit the market, but there was one major problem. They didn’t vaporize anything. Most of them just had a flat “stove-top” coil that combusted your material. No bueno.
Wait, but didn’t you just say that combustion is the enemy?
Yes, and that is exactly why those pens sucked.
What is a True Dry Herb Vaporizer?
There are a lot of weed vape pens being sold on the internet. You probably won’t see many of them on this list. We are only concerned with true vaporizers, or in other words, vapes that are 100% combustion free. That was the biggest prerequisite for all of the vape pens on this page.
You can think of these devices as mini-ovens that heat up to a low enough temperature as to vaporize, not burn your weed. The result is a fine vapor that emanates from the heated material, which is then inhaled by the user. A few good examples of true portable vaporizers that we tested are the Matrix, the G Pen Elite and the Alfa. Best Portable Vaporizers coming soon!
Tips for Vaping with Dry Herb Vaporizers
- Always use a grinder to get the most of out your herbs.
- Wait an extra 10-15 seconds beyond when your device says it is up to temperature. Let it create a nice flow of vapor and you will typically have a better session.
- Make sure your cannabis pen is charged before you pack, the worst part about vaping is having your device die in the middle of a session. Not fun.
- Start at a low temperature, and work your way up towards the end. Once the flavor and vapor production start to die down, your session is over.
- Don’t overpack your weed pen! I can’t stress this enough because this makes such a huge impact on the heat distribution and overall efficiency of your vaporizer. They say “less is more”.
- Don’t underpack your vaporizer pen either because then your herbs will just fly around and end up getting sucked in the mouthpiece.
- Don’t be cheap, pack enough so that the herbs can “sit together”, but make sure that air can travel in between your dry herbs.
- Wait about 15-20 seconds between hits, to give the weed pen some time to create more vapor. It is not an e-cig where you can chain vape on it and blow humongous clouds all day.
- Don’t be lazy. Clean after each session. My grandmother used to say “a stitch in time saves nine”. This is incredibly true for cannabis pens. If you wait, it is gonna get ugly.
- Wait for your weed pen oven to cool down first, then gently use your brush to clean it.