Best Vape Pens 2018
October 12, 2018

Best Weed Pens 2018

A collection of the best dry herb and oil pens you can buy
1st Place
Kandypens Special K
Kandypens Special-K

The Kandypens Special-K Black is classy and discreet. This high-performing THC oil pen comes with two tanks and a temp controlled battery with a lifetime warranty.

Mig Vapor Canna Blast
Migvapor Canna Blast
Atmos Jump
Atmos Jump

Using a weed pen is the modern way to toke… without smoke! For dry herb and THC oil, vape pens have become popular for multiple reasons. Simply put, they’re easy to use, convenient, and very effective at getting the most out of your cannabis, CBD vape juice and concentrates. Plus, since you’re not incinerating your material, the taste is great and the smell is faint. What more could you ask for?

Below is a list of the 7 best weed and oil pens you can buy. These products have been selected for their build quality and design, reliability and performance.

Kandypens Special K

Kandypens Special-K

The Kandypens Special-K Black is a swanky and stealthy take on the classic weed pen design. It works as good as it looks, and it comes with two 1 mL tanks, temperature control battery with three heat settings, and several handy accessories. With a lifetime warranty on the battery, the Special-K Black is the pen to get!

Migvapor Canna Blast

Mig Vapor Canna Blast

The Canna Blast Vape pen is a workhorse. In addition to THC oil, it also works well with CBD oils. The tank uses a CCELL ceramic coil, and it’s got a long-lasting 380 mAh battery that hits consistently strong until the final puff. Its slender design and lightweight body make it unassuming, but it performs big.

Atmos Jump

Atmos Jump

Atmos is an established brand in the herb and wax industry. The Jump is designed for vapers who want a genuine vape with a pen-style form factor. It doesn’t burn your herb, it roasts them at the perfect temperature. The Jump is easy to operate and maintain. It comes with a 1200 mAh battery and charges via micro USB.

Kandypens Slim Black V3

Kandypens Slim Kit

The Kandypens Slim Kit is a super stealthy little oil pen. Its 0.5 mL tank is powered by a 180 mAh battery sure to get you through a few sessions. The small size will make it barely noticeable when it’s in your pocket. The device has gotten numerous positive reviews for its good performance with thick oils.

Migvapor Bug rx

Mig Vapor Bug RX

The Bug Rx Oil is a powerful vape pen with a hefty 1100 mAh battery. It’s built and designed well with a stainless steel or rubberized finish. The flush mounted button makes hits easy, and the removable coil makes maintenance hassle-free. The Bug Rx also comes with a magnetic cap for it to blend right in.

Kandypens K Vape 2.0

Kandypens K-Vape 2.0

The K-Vape 2.0 is the perfect reason to ditch the blunt. It excels at extracting all the cannabinoids from your dry herb, and its three temperature settings allow you to fine-tune your experience. With only a 45-second heat-up time, the stainless-steel chamber allows you to fit up to 0.6 grams for session vaping.

Migvapor Pro 50

Mig Vapor Pro 50 Combustor

The Mig Vapor Pro 50 Combustor is beast. It has the patented SUB-HERB ceramic porcelain tank, plus the device is rated up to 50 watts — and the power is adjustable from a big 1600 mAh battery. Extract a little or a lot. If you’ve wanted to put more power to your flower from a weed pen, the Pro 50 Combustor can do it.

What is a weed pen?

A weed pen is a cylindrical and pocketable electronic vaporizer for cannabis flowers. Although not technically a pen shape, weed pens are about the length of a dab pen and smaller than most portable vaporizers. They house an internal and rechargeable battery, plus a self-contained oven that uses conduction heating to vaporize cannabis.

How to use a weed pen

There are a few steps to using a weed pen. It’s a super simple process, but there is a sequence of steps to make the process work optimally:

  • Clean your oven before the first use, if using a brand-new device. Let it cycle through a few heating cycles at its highest temperature before loading your first pack.
  • Grind your herb to a fine consistency.
  • Lightly pack the oven’s chamber, with your material, making sure the herb is evenly packed.
  • Choose your heat level and wait for the device to reach temperature.
  • Take small puffs to get going once the device reaches temp.
  • The hits will get more intense after the herb decarbs.

Most weed pens will have automatic shut-offs for session vaping. Check your device’s specs to see the cut-off time; that is effectively your session length (typically about 5-8 minutes.) After the session is over, the device will cut off to retain battery power. If that session wasn’t enough, you’ll have to turn on the device again and wait for it to get back to temperature. This preserves battery power and it keeps the herb from getting overcooked if the device wasn’t turned off.

How to clean a weed pen

Most weed pens come with a cleaning kit. Due to the weed pens using conduction heating, the herb stays in contact with the heating element. Over time this will leave a residue build-up in the oven.

To clean the weed pen, brush out the already-vaped bud with a small brush. Then use high-strength isopropyl alcohol and Q-tips to clean the oven and mouthpiece. To clean the vapor path (wherever the vapor travels to get to the mouthpiece,) an alcohol-soaked pipe cleaner is ideal — just feed it through a couple times.

Keeping a clean vape pen is easy to do when you keep up with it. If left for too long between cleanings, it becomes a more intensive job. It’s recommended to clean your unit at least once every five sessions for optimal performance.

What is a vape oil pen?

An oil pen is a relatively simple electronic device; an evolution of early nicotine vapes. These devices are most often shaped like a writing pen. Inside the “pen” is a small battery that heats your oil or distillate in an atomizer cartridge containing a wick and heating coil. This heating process turns concentrates into THC-filled vapor. Voila! With the press of a button and a drag on the mouthpiece, high times are on demand.

How to use a vape oil pen

There are two ways to use a vape oil pen. If you have a prefilled cartridge, you simply screw it onto the pen and press the button. If you buy a kit that has an empty cart, you’ll have to fill it with your oil or distillate. Here are a few key pointers about using vape oil pens:

  • Oil vape pens work with CBD oil, CBD concentrates, and cannabis oil.
  • To not have your session interrupted or brought to a halt, charge before use (or until you get to know the lifespan of your battery charges.)
  • Fill the cartridge enough to cover the wicking holes located on the outside of the coil housing.
  • Let the cartridge sit at least 30 minutes after filling. The thick viscosity of the oil needs a fair amount of time to soak into the wick.
  • If the device has adjustable power, turn it down to its lowest settings and adjust up from there.
  • Replace the cartridge as soon as the flavor and performance drop off to avoid wasting your oil (it’s difficult to fully empty out a cartridge. It’s best to replace it after it is depleted.)

How to clean a vape oil pen

Because oil pens are two-part designs, with the cartridge being disposable, there’s not much cleaning necessary. The most important thing to keep clean is the connection. Typically, vape pens have a 510-connection — that’s the threading that connects to the cartridge containing oil. That connection should remain relatively clean to keep the current flowing. Although THC oil is thick, a little seepage can find its way in the connection. Left uncleaned, the device may stop working.

To clean the oil pen’s 510 connection is as simple as using a Q-tip and high-strength isopropyl and wiping until clean. Cleaning the thread will not make a noticeable difference in the vape experience, but it will help prolong the lifespan of the device.

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