The Kandypens Session is a portable e-nail for herbal concentrates. It’s essentially a 2-in-1 device since it can be used with a glass rig, or as a standalone vaporizer. The Session battery looks like a box mod and utilizes a proprietary atomizer that features a coil-less heating system.
The device runs on an internal 1200 mAh battery and features four voltage settings. It also features a session mode, like the Crystal 2, which runs automatically for a minute during your session. We will be testing out the Session using a glass rig and also with the included glass mouthpiece. Keep reading to find out how it performs with THC and CBD concentrates.
The Session was sent courtesy of Kandypens for the purpose of this review.
The Session comes with everything you’ll need–minus the water pipe and dabs. Luckily, it’s compatible with most 14 mm female connections, which is one of the most common sizes. The attached glass connection sits flush inside the 14 mm pipes that we’ve tested with it so far. If you have an 18 mm connection, you will most likely need to use an 18 mm to 14 mm adapter.
The device itself looks like a compact box mod with a glass pipe stem at the bottom of it. The kit also includes a dab tool keychain, charging cable, mouthpiece and pre-installed atomizer. The battery is covered under the famous Kandypens lifetime warranty. The atomizer and other accessories are available for purchase on their website. Let’s have a look at its features.
The Session has a pretty low profile design standing at just 64 mm tall. It weighs about 125 grams, which is pretty lightweight considering its battery capacity. The atomizer is seated inside the device and protrudes half way. It utilizes a proprietary connection that is not 510-compatible. That also means you can’t use it with oil carts, but it’s not meant to be a 510-threaded battery anyway.
The atomizer features a fully ceramic heating plate and chamber. These types of atomizers tend to last longer and deliver cleaner flavor than the typical single or dual-coil atomizers. They also provide an experience that is closer to a real rig, with smooth and flavorful puffs like a dab pen.
The top cap has a little carb hole in it and can be swapped out with the included glass mouthpiece. When used as a standalone device, it performs more like a dab pen, but with a box-like form factor. In this mode, the kit could actually pass for a miniature squonk mod.
Using the Session is relatively simple. It utilizes a one-button operation similar to the Crystal series. Whether you’re using it in dab mode or as a standalone mod, it utilizes the same functions. The only difference is you’ll need to replace the top cap with the glass mouthpiece.
You can slide out the glass stem when you’re not using it with a water pipe. It’s held on by three clear O-rings. The chamber holds a nice amount of concentrate, but you don’t want to pack more than 0.2 grams at a time to avoid flooding, plus the atomizer will tend to last longer.
We tested the Session in both configurations. It works great as a standalone unit, with performance comparable to the classic Gravity and Donuts Kandypens vapes. It provides an airy draw with a light and flavorful puff. If you’re familiar with dab pens that utilize ceramic heating, it’s a similar experience in terms of flavor and vapor production. It puts out some smooth and tasty clouds. The mouthpiece never really got too hot after a full session either.
The real test was using it with a water pipe. The puffs were similar to the ones in standalone mode, except the bubbling water cools it down and allows you to take much bigger hits. It vaporizes dabs rather quickly, so start with the lower voltage settings (yellow and green) and work your way up to red or blue—or use the manual firing mode instead of session mode.
The clouds were pretty big in general, but on the smoother side due to the ceramic heating system. The performance is on par with most of the portable e-nails we’ve tested. It was a smart move for Kandypens to make it compatible with standard glass rigs instead of a proprietary piece. That gives you a lot more freedom and makes it convenient for travel. Plus you can continue using it in standalone mode when you don’t have access to a glass piece.
Testing for the Session was done on a full charge. It lasted for a full day of heavy use. You can really run through a ton of sessions before having to recharge it. It also does pass through charging, so you can keep on going after the battery is fully depleted. The sessions never end! The battery life will vary depending on your voltage, and the device charges in about an hour.
After each session, you can gently clean the chamber with a wet cotton swab, preferably dipped in a little bit of alcohol. To fully clean the device, you need to disassemble all of the parts including the coil, the metal tube inside the device, the coil cap and/or glass mouthpiece.
Soak all of the little pieces into alcohol and wipe clean before putting everything back together. You can also clean the inside of the device using a cotton swab when everything is removed. It’s generally going to be easier to clean if you reduce your sessions to smaller dosages.
All in all, the Session gets the job done. It provides nice flavor and is a modern alternative to the more traditional dabbing devices. The only major cons we could find was that the coils utilize a proprietary connection and are a bit pricey at $29.97. But they have a robust design that seems to be fairly durable. It doesn’t have a 510 connection, so it’s not compatible with most atomizers. The kit itself isn’t cheap, but it’s right on par with similar devices and offers a lot more versatility.
The Session is obviously geared for clean flavor and smooth hits of vapor. It gets you lifted without burning out your throat (or burning you out). It’s also easy to use, compatible with the most common style of water pipes, and comes with a lifetime warranty on the battery. If you can’t decide between a portable e-nail or a dab pen, the Session exceeds both requirements.
How do you feel about the Kandypens Session? Leave a comment below.
The sessions dual vaporizer by Kandypens is a hearty, get the job done and done well product. The ceramic heating plate does infact lead to some clean, tasty and nice size clouds. It’s extremely easy to use and maintenance is minimal…when it’s kept up. Your told to clean after each session but not always possible or have a brain-fart. If not home using the device, where cleaning can be done, the air chambers can get clogged and your sessions are done till cleaned. But the customer service here is one of the best. Though not covered in the warrenty, I… Read more »
Hey Drrek, thanks for sharing your experience. I actually have been using the Session on a more regular basis recently mostly because it’s just so compact and convenient to take anywhere. Once I got the hang of it, it really grew on me. I found that the lower heat settings work best for me because you can get a longer session with better flavor. I felt like the blue and red setting was vaporizing my concentrate before I was able to consume all of it, so my sessions have been more efficient now. I also had a similar experience with… Read more »
Still using it? Follow up?
Hey Wanky Danky Dan, so after owning the Session for some time now I still use it occasionally. I haven’t had to change the coil more than twice so far. I take good care of it and only use it once in a while anyways. You still need to clean it every so often, sometimes you get a build up of reclaim inside the device. Other than that, it still performs the same way it did when I first got it. Hope that helps, best of luck to you!
Worst product and customer service ever!. Took brand new Session out of the box, charged it, and it wouldnt turn on. Immediately called Kandypens for a refund and was told since I’ve opened the package I’m not entitled to a refund! How else would I know it doesn’t work unless I plugged it in? I was offered their “highest level of support” (to an item that never worked) as an alternative. Well, the highest level of support is a refund. Really awful company
They didn’t offer to exchange the defective product?
Bought 2 Amber Rose vapes. So cheap and tacky. Looks good but very cheap quality everything about it is alful from the box to vape sll cheap materials paint chips of if you can get it to work.. Customer service told me to use pliers as the quality is that cheap the thread gets stuck absolutely shocking avoid kandypens.. Total waste of time and money