The best vape pens deliver premium vapor on-the-go. They’re pocket-friendly but powerful, offering advanced settings, heating, and vapor production. And they pack a potent dose that won’t break the bank.
But here's the problem...
With so many options out there, it’s tough finding the right device for you.
If you’re on the hunt for your next device, here are the best vape pens of 2018 for concentrates, dry herb, and eliquid.
For even more options, we have the best vaporizers of 2018 right here.
Best Vaporizer Pens for Concentrates
There are many vape pens for concentrates out there. All of them can get the job done, but only a chosen few excel in nearly every area from vapor production and design down to usability and quality. Here are the best vape pens for concentrates to look out for in 2018.
Yocan Evolve Plus - $49.99
- 1100mAh Battery
- Dual Quartz Atomizer
- Leak-Proof Cap
- Built-In Concentrate Container
- Micro-USB Charging
- 15 Second Auto-Shut-Off
- 3 Second Heating
Yocan Evolve Plus packs more power than the usual vape pen, which is why it has a wider build to make room for its 1100mAh battery. The stronger battery gives you lightning fast 3-second heating, and 15-second auto-shut-off feature to conserve concentrates and battery power, and a long battery life. A large dual quartz rod atomizer heats far faster than ceramic and delivers excellent taste since the quartz doesn’t rub off on vapor. The Evolve is the best vape pen for flavor chasers who want power, portability, and ease-of-use.
Temperature flexibility is limited. The longer you hold the button down, the more the coil will heat up until the 15-second auto-shut-off kicks in. You can pulse the button to maintain, to some degree, the temperature you want. After a few sessions, you’ll get the hang of how long you need to hold the button down to produce the clouds you like. Holding down the button for the entire 15 seconds will produce giant rips. Just a few seconds will deliver smaller, smoother, more flavorful hits. We recommend holding the power button down for 3 to 5 seconds for the best vapor quality.
"The Yocan Evolve Plus is a classic concentrate vaporizer in my book. The dual quartz rod atomizer allows for faster heating and less time waiting. There's a splash-proof cap over the atomizer which allows me to enjoy the great flavor and nothing else. I get a sizeable hit with only a short pulse or two of the button after packing. The flavor tastes great and I can easily reload with the silicone container sneakily stowed away at the base of the vape. The Yocan Evolve Plus packs a punch and is incredibly easy to use."
The dual quartz atomizer features a cap, a rarity in vape pens, that prevents splatter and leakage. It also promotes better heating so you get more out of your concentrates. The cap enables vapor to cool off a bit before it is inhaled.
Finally, a non-stick container is hidden in the bottom of the Evolve Plus so you can carry your stash with you in a discreet way--perfect for on-the-go vaping.
KandyPens Prism - $97.99
- Sub-ohm Battery
- Temp settings: 320F, 350F, 390F, 430F
- Pocket-Friendly Size
- Dual Quartz Coil
- Ceramic Coilless Atomizer w/ Ceramic Heating Pad
- Glass mouthpiece with Splash Guard
- Lifetime Warranty (Battery)
KandyPens Prism combines a portable design with powerful vapor production. Two different atomizers offer unique ways to enjoy concentrates. The dual quartz makes huge clouds. The ceramic coilless extracts mouth-watering flavor. A temp controlled sub-ohm battery gives you command over vapor profiles with the added benefit of fast heating. It can also be quickly charged via Micro-USB and lightning cables, bridging the gap between sessions when your battery dies.
Two atomizers made of premium materials leave little to desire in the way of vapor. Concentrate fans will like the dual quartz rod wrapped in titanium coils. It churns up double the vapor production with great flavor. The clouds are large, but also smooth because the quartz heats concentrates at lower temperatures. The ceramic coilless atomizer is more efficient, heating extracts “slow and low” to create smaller, flavor-rich draws. While most vape pens offer only one atomizer, Prism has two. And both deliver noteworthy vapor.
The design is sleek. Styled like a vape pen, it fits easily in your pocket or hand. The glass mouthpiece cools hits, delivering good airflow, and preventing heated concentrates from splashing. The single button controls heating and power. Clicking through the four heat settings is seamless. Everything is geared toward on-the-go vaping so you can enjoy huge hits on your feet. The Prism is fast, beautifully designed, and versatile, making it one of the best vape pens for concentrates.
KandyPens RUBI - $49.95
- Ceramic Coil with Japanese Cotton
- 4” Length
- Refillable 1ML Pod
- 8 Second Auto-Shutoff
- Temperature Regulated
- Lifetime Warranty (Battery)
Most vape pens for liquids are only compatible with prefilled cartridges. The affordable yet advanced KandyPens RUBI uses a refillable 1ML pod that enables you to use your liquid of choice rather than the manufacturer’s proprietary liquid. Incredibly pocket-friendly, the RUBI gives you the portability of a vape pen with smooth and flavorful on-demand vapor.
OCELL Ceramic Coil Technology produces extremely flavorful clouds. The heating element delivers 1.6 ohms of power for bigger rips. The coil wrapped in Japanese cotton, extracts intense flavor that you’re not going to find in most vapes this size.
The RUBI’s battery is 280mAh. Expect about 30 to 50 draws per charge. The battery is air-activated, creating vapor instantly when you inhale. These instant hits of flavor-rich clouds let you dose throughout the day with zero hassle. For the liquid concentrate enthusiast looking for a seamless open-system vaping experience, the RUBI is the way to go.
Dr. Dabber Aurora AHOL Edition - $109.95
- Artwork by AHOL
- Spray Can Stash Set
- Ceramic Halo Atomizer
- Dual Quartz Rod Atomizer
- Exclusive Accessories
Dr Dabber collaborated with street artist AHOL to put a hypnotic spin on their legendary Aurora vape pen. Featuring the dazzling patterns for which the namesake artist is known, the Aurora AHOL looks dope and performs like a beast. It comes with two premium atomizers--a ceramic halo and dual quartz rod. Both have quartz dishes to extract more flavor and keep things smooth. The vapor is intensely flavorful and comfortable just like the original Aurora, but the AHOL has a style all its own.
Include is an AHOL-designed stash set that comes in a faux-spray can storage container. You get a premium tool, concentrate mat, lapel pin and keychain. This is cool if you're into the artist or just art itself, but it's also pretty functional, providing you with everything you need in one place.
The Aurora AHOL features variable voltage so you can toggle to a few different temperatures depending on what you like. The AHOL works best on low temperatures, extracting sharp and complex flavor notes from your concentrates. This is one of the best vaporizer pens that's the product of an artist/manufacturer collaboration.
AirVape OM Mini - $29.99
- 300mAh Battery
- Variable Voltage (2.4v to 4.0v)
- Keychain Ring
- Works with Standard 510-Threaded Cartridges
- Very Pocket-Friendly
- 5-Second Heating
- Elegant Metal Design
The OM Mini is a seriously stealthy device. A vape pen disguised as an otherworldly metal keychain pendant, this little guy works with standard prefilled 510-threaded cartridges to deliver smooth rips. Variable voltage, rapid heating, and a sturdy metal build enable customized clouds on-the-go. Those capabilities are packed into an uber-compact build that hides completely in your grip. The OM Mini is one of the smallest vape pens on the market, if not the smallest.
The operation of the OM Mini is geared toward keeping your rips under wraps. You can click the button like an office pen to power on and toggle temperature with the vape pen utterly concealed in your palm. In just 5 seconds, the clouds emerge, and they are delectable. The vapor quality is better than what you’d expect from a little vape pen. Not top notch, but flavorful and potent.
Stealthiness and convenience are the main reasons why the OM Mini rules. If you vape outdoors, especially in public, it won’t blow your cover. It’ll also enable quick, hassle-free rips that fit seamlessly into your day-to-day lifestyle.
KandyPens Amber Rose - $148.00
- Original Design by Amber Rose
- Coilless Atomizer with Quartz Crystal Chamber
- Dual Quartz Rod with Quartz Crystal Chamber
- .5ml Glass Cartridge
- Collector's Hardshell Case
- Glittery Exterior
- Deep Dish Chamber
- Designed and Developed in USA
- Lifetime Warranty on Battery
Like its designer, sex symbol Amber Rose, KandyPens' latest vape pen is bold, beautiful and full of surprises. The glittery finish dazzles, complemented by gold lining and a rose decal. Slim, lightweight, and solid, this is one of the best vape pens for on-the-go use. Upgraded atomizers feature quartz crystal chambers for extra flavor and smoothness. Swapping to liquid is easy with the included 510-thread cartridge. The vapor quality is amazing. And rapid heating delivers hits on-demand. If you want style and grace with no shortage of versatility, put this in your pocket.
SOURCE Slim 4 Travel Kit - $89.95
- Stainless Steel 303
- Variable Airflow
- Larger Quartz Atomizers
- Grade 1 Titanium Coils
- Built-In Concentrate Container
- Compatible with 9 SOURCE 4 Series Atomizers
SOURCEvapes’ penchant for spoiling us with powerfully versatile vape pens continues with the SOURCE Slim 4. This durable, pocket-friendly vape pen is compatible with 9 different SOURCE 4 Series atomizers, each offering different flavor, effects, and density. A stainless steel 303 build is sleek and solid. Adjustable airflow toggles cloud size. And a secret silicone container comes in handy on-the-go. The Slim 4 excels in vapor production without sacrificing portability.
This powerhouse vape pen comes with two atomizers, a quartz double coil and coilless quartz. SOURCE puts thought into these heating chambers. The quartz rods are high grade with lab-certified 100% real grade 1 titanium coils, delivering huge, pure-tasting clouds. The coilless features a removable quartz bucket for easy cleaning. The bucket design vaporizes all concentrates and displays its true flavors. These atomizers should be more than enough to hold over die-hard concentrate aficionados. But you can upgrade to 7 other atomizers from their 4 Series, each boasting materials that are a step above other units.
Slim 4 Travel Kit is pocket-ready at just 4.7 inches tall. Despite the small size, it delivers big rips. Its versatility is also admirable. Users can explore hundreds of new vapor profiles with a variety of airflow, temperature, and atomizer combos. The solid steel build seals the deal. It’s durable as hell with a reflective aerospace look. Slim 4 is one of the best vaporizer pens for concentrates because it works on every level, from function to vapor production and versatility, all while offering a portable experience.
Stok Edition One - $67.10
- Dual Ceramic Rods
- Ti Coils
- Set-It-And-Forget-It Battery
- Temperature Control (650F, 750F, 800F)
- Huge Rips
- Compact Design
Plenty of vape pens are powerful. Rarely are they smart. The Stok Edition One is both, boasting double ceramic rods and a battery that remembers your last temperature. The ability to just turn the unit on and instantly vape at your favorite temperature saves time. The rips are big and milky with no shortage of flavor.
Under the hood, a versatile battery features three heat settings. Once you’ve picked your temperature, the Stok takes just 20 seconds to heat up. The battery is easy to use with a click-based system that powers the unit on and toggles temperature with one button. Accessing the atomizer is easy. Just remove the mouthpiece and load a bit of material onto the coils.
The atomizer, comprised of two 100% dual ceramic rods, generates huge rips. The ceramic takes longer to heat, but once it does it retains heat for a longer time, meaning every hit after the first of your session will be almost instant. The flavor, especially on low temps, will be addictively tasty. On the higher temps, get ready to rip.
R2 Series GEN 3 - $49.99
- Ceramic Dual Ti Coil
- Remembers Last Heat Setting
- 650mAh Variable Voltage
- 12 Hour Battery
- 5 Second Heat Up
- Stealthy Size
- Silicone Base Station
This is the third generation of R2 Series vape pens by #ThisThingRips. Like its predecessors, the GEN3 model features an atomizer designed to really rip. But this time around the battery is smarter, remembering the last temp setting you vaped at. The mouthpiece is also more discreet (the previous one, which is also included, has a see-through chamber that shows off the atomizer). Now the mouthpiece is closed to keep your clouds undercover. This vape pen offers both stealth and impressive vapor production with a 12-hour battery life.
#ThisThingRips is known for placing respectable atomizers into affordable vape pens, and they’ve continued that trend with the latest R2 Series. A dual ceramic coil brings out the true flavors of concentrates. Titanium coils create larger clouds. All that hardware is contained in a ceramic cup that adds extra conduction. The vaporization is efficient--every bit of concentrate goes to good use. And the clouds are big and dense.
The most prominent feature is a new set-it-and-forget-it battery. This capability is cropping up in most of TTR’s new vape pens. It’s essentially a time-saver. When you power the R2 Series GEN3 on, it will automatically revert back to the heat setting from your last session. You can vape right away rather than toggle through settings every time you turn the device one. Rapid 5-second heating complements that fast-paced user experience, which is perfect for those who like to rip on-the-fly.
Best Small Vaporizer Pens
Tiny but mighty, the best small vape pens offer the utmost in portability, making them discreet and convenient to carry. Let's break down the best small vape pens to pocket in 2018.
MONQ Pens - $20
- Portable Aromatherapy
- 11 Essential Oil Blends
- More Effective than Diffusers
MONQ isn't a vape pen. But we thought it was worth including since it's somewhat related and actually pretty awesome. These little pens offer a portable version of aromatherapy that's more direct, fast and convenient than those large diffusers that fill up your room with mist. The experience is more effective, and after a few breaths you can't help but believe there might be something to these things.
MONQ comes in 11 different essential oil blends, each carefully designed for a specific effect. For example, Active MONQ gets you going while Zen MONQ chills you out. The oils are sourced from respectable farms. And the blends are mixed by aromatherapy experts and scientists. Sure enough, the flavors and aromas are rich and multi-textured with some great effects.
You can read all about how these magical little pens work in our MONQ review blog.
OG Four 2.0 Slim Vaporizer - $24.99
- Pencil Thin Design
- Lava Quartz Rod
- Polished Metal Exterior
- USB Charging
- Great Flavor
Another super compact rip-and-go vape pen is the OG Four 2.0 Slim. It’s made of durable metal, but maintains a feather-light build. A lava-quartz single rod atomizer keeps clouds milky and flavorful. Rapid heat up delivers hits in 5 seconds, so you can take hits practically on-demand. The OG Four 2.0 Slim is for flavor-chasers who want a budget-friendly option without sacrificing good vapor production.
The amazing thing about this vape pen is the quality of the atomizers, build, and battery despite the pencil-thin size and affordable price point. The metal is durable yet lightweight. The mouthpiece has great airflow. And the lava-quartz heating rod, which extracts surprisingly satisfying flavor, is wrapped in high-grade Ti Titanium for larger clouds.
The battery has just one setting, which is better for those who just want to take a quick hit without fiddling with the controls, and you can charge conveniently via USB. The Slim is an ideal companion for concentrate enthusiasts on a budget who love flavorful draws.
SOURCE 10Cig Pro - $24.95
- Extremely Thin and Light
- Sturdy Metal Build
- Grade 1 Titanium Atomizers
- Carb Hole for Larger Rips
- Easy-to-Fill Atomizer
- Quartz Single Coil
- Black Ceramic Coil
- 3 Preset Temperatures
SOURCE 10Cig Pro is one of the most compact vape pens ever. But unlike other vape pens of this size, it’s built to last and perform. A sturdy metal build, thin as an office pen, and a duo of titanium atomizers offer a premium experience that’s rare in this price range. Each of the two included atomizers features high-grade materials and offer their own unique ways of enjoying concentrates. To top that off, the battery boasts three heat settings. An upgrade from the original 10Cig, the Pro gives you more control over your on-the-go sessions with the same highly durable and compact design.
The two atomizers both feature titanium builds, but the heating elements are different. The first, a black ceramic single coil, absorbs concentrate into its microscopic pores, extracting immense flavor from it through low-temperature heating. The second heating chamber, a quartz single coil, produces larger clouds than the ceramic, with flavor that’s not as optimal but still tasty. Both atomizers deliver surprisingly big rips that are fairly smooth for such a small vaporizer.
Toggling between the three temp settings is simple. Just click the power button five times to turn the battery on, three times to cycle to the next temp setting. The lowest setting delivers smaller, tastier clouds. The highest delivers larger clouds with less flavor. The middle setting gives you a bit of both worlds. This vape pen accommodates those on a budget, or those looking for a very compact unit that still delivers.
Best Auto Draw Vape Pens
Auto Draw refers to a buttonless vape pen that is powered by your breath during inhalation. Most pen vaporizers require that you hold down a button which causes the atomizer to heat, but this style of vape removes a step from the equation. Simply inhale and enjoy some essential liquid or solid concentrates. This design is very convenient for those who like to vape discreetly. Let's take a look at the best auto draw vape pens to pick up in 2018.
Honey Stick Elf - $34.99
- 3" Tall
- Extremely Palm-Sized
- Concealed Cartridge
- Snap-On Magnet Connection
- Liquid Level Window
- 3.7 Volt Battery
- On-Demand Hits
- USB Charging
- Durable Metal Build
- Matte Finish
The Honey Stick Elf auto draw vape isn’t necessarily shaped like a pen, but it does provide a discreet experience. Its design has come to be known as a “conceal battery” that places the tank in a slot on the side of the battery and not on top of it. It basically cuts the height of a stylus battery setup in half, making this vape easy to hold in the palm of your hand. And it also features a magnetic cartridge connection, meaning the Elf vaporizer offers quick swaps of carts instead of having to unthread them each time. One final convenience worth noting is the liquid level window that is built into the side of the Honey Stick Elf, which allows you to view how much concentrate is left in a cartridge without having to remove it. This is one of the best vape pens for super stealthy (and versatile) vaping.
Auto Draw Kit - $19.99
- 510 Thread
- .5 mL Tank
- 280mAh Battery
- Auto Draw (Buttonless)
- Stylus Tip
- Sleek Appearance
When you’re looking for the best vape pen for eliquid, the Auto Draw Vaporizer Kit is worth a second glance. It includes a .5ml liquid tank that can easily be filled with concentrate at home when paired with Honey Stick FIY Kit. If a pre-filled cartridge is your preferred route. This auto draw vape pen features 510 threading, which is the most common vaporizer tank thread. Plus the battery has a stylus tip that can be used to control everyday electronics, such as a personal tablet.
KandyPens Slim - $24.99
- Sleek and Compact
- Compatible with 510 Tanks
- Buttonless Control
- KandyPens Logo
- USB Charging
If stylish designs are more your flavor, the KandyPens Slim is the best auto draw vape battery for you. Multiple chromed out finishes make this vape one of the more chic batteries currently available. The 510 threading on the KandyPens Slim battery makes it virtually compatible with all of the most well-known cartridges. Just connect a pre-filled tank then you are ready to hit the town. If you prefer to fill your own, KandyPens has a few tank options and they even match the battery colors. Plus with the backing of a lifetime warranty, the Slim won’t let you down.
O.pen 2.0 - $39.95
- Variable Voltage (Four Settings)
- Stylus Button
- Color-Coded Light Display
- Rapid Charge Mode
- USB Charging
- Eight-Minute Auto Shutoff
One of the first things that can happen is a battery dying while you are out and about. Okay, maybe that’s just a first world vaping problem, but it definitely can be frustrating! The O.pen 2.0 features a power meter, just three clicks of the stylus tip and you’ll know how much battery life you’ve got left. That same tip is also used to toggle through the four variable voltage options, all it takes is two clicks and the LED light will flash to signal the change. And if you ever find yourself needing to charge the O.pen 2.0 in a hurry, no worries, this auto draw battery has you covered. Slide your finger across the O.pen logo on the USB charger to activate Rapid Charge Mode. The logo will change from orange to red and in only a few minutes, you’re ready to go.
Auto Draw Variable Voltage - $19.99
- Variable Voltages
- Pre-Heat Setting
- Compact and Stealthy
- USB Charging
Now if you are seeking a quality auto draw vape, but don’t have a lot of money to spend, check out the Auto Draw Variable Voltage battery. This unit is not promoted by the expensive marketing as some of the other options out there are. As a result, the savings get passed on to the customer. But just because this is a more cost-effective auto draw battery, does not mean that you lose out on features. This VV battery has four different voltages that you can switch through depending on what sort of material you are vaping. And a preheat setting is great for thicker concentrates that require a little extra heat before inhaling.
Best Vaporizer Pens for Huge Clouds
For those who are used to a rig, it can be tough transitioning to the relatively smaller, less concentrated vapor production of a vape pen. But did you know that some vape pens have the power of a rig packed into their pocket-friendly builds? Check out the best vape pens for giant vapor production:
R2 RiG Edition - $129.99
- Thicker Dual Ceramic Rods
- More Titanium Coils
- Adjustable Airflow
- Built-In Jar
- Huge Rips
The R2 RiG is technically a vape pen, but it behaves like an enail, producing enormous rips with two extra thick ceramic heating rods wrapped in double the average amount of titanium coils. A built-in concentrate jar and adjustable airflow add an extra level of convenience. The smart battery saves you time by remembering your last temperature. This on-the-go rig is designed for concentrate enthusiasts who are sick of burning themselves with torches and being tethered to a clunky desktop rig.
(A built-in concentrate container adds a layer of stealth and convenience.)
Like other vape pens in ThisThingRips’ latest lineup, the R2 RiG remembers the last temperature you vaped at. Just toggle through the variable temperatures, take a hit, and next time you power up the RiG will automatically revert to that temp. You don’t have to go through the motions of choosing a setting every time you start a session, which is a breath of fresh air from the usual click-fest.
If you’re used to a rig and want to transition to on-the-go use, the R2 RiG is the logical choice. The rips are gargantuan and mind-bending, and the design, though not very compact, is still pocket-friendly enough to put power of a desktop rig in your palm.
SOURCE Nail XL Sig 2 - $249.99
- Hybrid Vape Pen and Enail
- Precision Temperature (200F-700F)
- Quartz Carb Cap and Tool
- Works with over 30+ SOURCE Atomizers
- USA Lab-certified Nails
- 7 Second Heating
- Lifetime Warranty
SOURCE combined vape pen and enail functionality into one compact device called the SOURCE Nail XL Sig 2. You can use it with the included glass rig attachment or the metal atomizer chamber that screws on. It comes with 3 SOURCE 4 Series atomizers, a quartz carb cap and tool, and a bubbler for moisture-conditioning your rips. This is a seriously advanced device. One downside is it’s not that pocket-friendly with the glass bubbler attached, but it’s as pocket-friendly as an enail gets. And you can use the more pocket-ready atomizer attachment when you’re out and about.
The best part about SOURCE vaporizers--and there’s lots to love-- is their versatility. The Sig 2 is compatible with over 30 of their atomizers, which are always dependably made with quality materials. Some even feature removable cups so they’re easier to clean or upgrade. SOURCE never releases new atomizers or attachments that aren’t compatible with older vaporizers, so you’ll be able to keep upgrading the Sig 2 as new accessories come out. The 6 included atomizers come in ceramic, quartz, and titanium and two different sizes, 13mm and 15mm. They really rip and boast intense flavor-ranges.
SOURCE Nail XL gives you complete control over temperature so you can pinpoint the best heat setting for your favorite clouds. The SOURCE volt Max battery has 2100mAh, way more juice than the average vape, so you can expect rapid heating and longer sessions. As concentrate enthusiasts move away from torches and desktop rigs, there has been a flurry of enail and pen-style units coming out. SOURCE Nail XL Sig 2 is the best vape pen for huge clouds that we’ve seen so far. It’s also a great enail, which makes it double impressive.
Best Vaporizer Pens for Eliquid
Many prefer larger mod vaporizers for enjoying ejuice. But vape pens for eliquid offer a simpler, more portable experience. Recently pod mods--extremely pocket-friendly and easy-to-use vape pens with refillable or replaceable ejuice pods--have come to the forefront as an alternative to larger devices. Without further ado we bring you the best vape pens for eliquid:
iMini Vaporizer - $19.99
- 2" Height
- 500mAh Battery
- Universal 510-Threading
- 15W Output
- Pre-Heating Function
- USB Charging
- 10 Sec Auto Shut Off
The iMini has got to be the most compact liquid vape. It's only 2 inches long, hiding in your palm while you vape. It works with any standard 510-threaded tank. And it works well. The wickless coil creates great flavor. The vapor profile is gentle and satisfyingly milky. A preheat function gets things going before your session. That way you get the most from each rip. This device may be miniature but it's got big potential.
BO One - $42.99
- Premium Eliquid
- 21 Flavors
- 3 Nicotine Levels
- Easy Loading
- Replaceable Ejuice Caps
- Gold Plated Proprietary Connection
- 380mAh Auto-Draw Battery
- Extremely Compact
- USB Charging
- LED Battery Life Indicator
Recently a new generation of “pod mods” emerged to take the throne from traditional ejuice pens. The BO One is one of the best. It’s ultra portable with a 1.5ml replaceable cap that holds the company’s very own premium eliquid. A gold plated proprietary connection enables quick plug-and-play action. Just plug in the cap and start vaping. An auto-draw battery provides instant satisfaction as soon as you inhale.
BO One caps come in 21 different flavors with 3 nicotine levels. You can choose from three different categories of flavors--Tobacco, Fruit and Gourmand--each containing a variety of options. The vapor tastes mouth-watering and is comfortable on the inhale.
The battery is air-activated, which is very convenient. The pressure of each inhale activates the heating system, which creates clouds instantly. You can charge it via USB with the included charging dock. The 380mAh battery gives you decent battery life and doesn’t take long to charge.
The BO One is the one of the best vape pens for eliquid because it does the essential well. It delivers delicious, lung-filling clouds instantly and it’s one of the smallest eliquid vape pens of its kind.
Best Vape Pens for Dry Herb
In many ways, vaping dry herb is more convenient than a joint or pipe. But if you’re leaning toward a vape pen, it can be challenging finding one for herb. Here are the best vape pens for dry herb of 2018.
Yocan Evolve-D - $34.99
- Pancake-Style Atomizer
- Dual Coils
- Simple Controls
- 650mAh Battery
This particular vape pen makes the list because it’s affordable but still features an advanced atomizer, sturdy chrome build and a decent battery that provides about 3 to 6 hours of continuous vaping. It’s difficult to come by a good dry herb vape pen, but the Yocan Evolve surprises with a thoughtful design (the mouthpiece doubles as a tamping tool to keep the chamber packed tight) and a pancake-style atomizer that cooks up big rips. If you’re looking for a small vaporizer for herb that won’t hurt your wallet, the Yocan Evolve-D is a worthy option.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Evolve-D is its solid but lightweight build. It’s made of tough chrome that will hold up against wear-and-tear, but it won’t weigh heavy in your pocket. Next you’ll notice it heats in just 7 seconds--way faster than the usual dry herb vaporizer. Just click the simple single button control 5 times rapidly to power it on and it’s ready to go. The Evolve-D heats at around 3.2v to 4.2v, which is a fairly optimal range for dry herb.
Again, it’s tough to find a good dry herb vaporizer that is this pocket-friendly and affordable. Dry herb needs a bigger chamber and exactly the right temperatures to show its best flavors and effects. Most vape pens just can’t offer that because of their smaller builds (and therefore lesser heating systems). The Yocan Evolve-D transcends the limitations of herb pens to deliver better vapor quality than other devices.
G Slim Ground Material Vaporizer - $19.95
- Ceramic Herb Chamber
- Super Portable
- 5 Second Heating
- USB Charging
Grenco Science put out the G Slim Ground Material for those who need a cheap and easy way to enjoy herb on-the-go with a little more quality than what you’d expect from a rip-and-ditch smoke shop vape. The G Slim is one of the more compact vape pens on this list, with an ergonomic rubber exterior and slim, slender design that slips into your lifestyle with ease. The vapor isn’t the best that money can buy--more like the best $20 can buy--giving you more bang for your buck when you’re budgeting.
G Slim Ground Material is one of the best vape pens for herb thanks to its ceramic chamber. It won’t rub off nasty odors or tastes on your herb when introduced to high heat. The chamber will also heat slow but take longer to cool off, so once you heat up the first time (which takes just 5 seconds) the next hits will be instant.
The included USB charger attachment makes it easy to power up from more places, like your computer, car, or wall (with an adapter). And Grenco Science throws in a loading tool for packing the chamber. If you are on a budget, and prefer grass over concentrates, this is by far the best vape pen for dry herb within its price range.
What Do the Best Vape Pens Offer?
The vaporizer industry has exploded in the past few years. In the wake of all this craziness, experts found vape pens to be one of the most sought after devices for concentrate consumption. They don’t offer the greatest vapor production when compared with larger vaporizers, but they make up for it by enabling quick tokes on the street with little hassle. These pocket-sized devices are generally affordable, though expensive ones exist. Their budget-friendly prices make them an economical tool for enjoying concentrates, much cheaper than a desktop rig and more convenient and efficient than a joint.
What Sets the Best Vape Pens Apart?
Materials used, design, vapor production, ease-of-use, and stealth are a few factors that come into play. The cream of the crop excel in at least a few of these areas, and generally provide a vaping experience with little to desire. It’s generally better to invest in a unit that has it all rather than one that’s only great at one thing. Still wondering what to expect? Here is a breakdown of what the best vape pens offer.
Vapor Production - Top-shelf vape pens boast vapor quality that transcends their compact sizes. This is thanks to their high-grade atomizers and powerful batteries. The best vape pens feature advanced atomizers made of high-quality materials. Their batteries offer fast heat up times for quick hits, as well as multiple heat settings for a customizable experience. With most vape pens, you have to sacrifice vapor quality for a smaller, more travel-friendly design. But these top 10 vaporizers offer the best of both worlds.
Stealth - Having a stealthy vaporizer allows you to take hits in a more discreet way if you’re around other people. The best vape pens are super compact, thin, and lightweight. You can easily carry them in your pocket or hide them in your hand. Some units like the R2 RiG Edition and the Yocan Evolve Plus have secret containers so you don’t have to carry around a separate jar--plus your concentrates will be hidden in the compartment.
Ease-of-Use - The easier a vape pen is to use, the faster you can take a hit, which comes in handy in on-the-go situations. Plus it’s less of a headache not having to fiddle with the controls to take a rip. Most of the best vape pens have simple single button interfaces with click-based temperature control. Just a few clicks and you’re taking a hit. Loading and cleaning a vape pen is also easy. Just remove the mouthpiece to reveal the chamber.
Quality - The materials used matter. They affect vapor quality, how long the unit will last, and even how much it weighs. It’s common for the best vape pens to feature high-grade materials. The chambers are often made with thermal-resistance solids that hold up against high heat to deliver smooth vapor. The build quality is also generally higher thanks to solid, long-lasting materials like steel or aluminum. Investing in a great vape pen pays off, as it will perform better and last longer than a cheaper device.
Looking for Something Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger?
The best vape pens are designed for vaping on your feet in the stealthiest way possible. But if you want even better vapor production, you’ll want to check out our list of the Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers of 2018. These devices aren’t as super portable as vape pens, but they offer stronger heating systems, advanced controls, and impressive vapor while still boasting pocket-friendly experiences.
Thomas Gregorich is a writer at The VaporNation Blog, a Los Angeles-based online publication focused on providing balanced and trustworthy information about vaporizers. His blogs are visited by an average of 60,000 readers each month. His goal? To help build awareness about the true benefits and downsides of vaping.
As a vaporizer critic for the past two years, Thomas does not recommend that people take up vaping if they don't already smoke. He also does not claim that vaping is healthier than smoking. He does, however, provide information on how to choose and use vaporizers for those who already practice smoking or vaping.
Thomas bought his first vaporizer after looking for an alternative to smoking, a practice which he found to be odorous and wasteful. Since then, he's become an enthusiast, reviewing the most popular devices to provide readers with a balanced perspective. His aim is to offer responsible advice and information that ensures the continued happiness, health, and safety of his readers.
Thomas graduated from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and lives with his family in the Los Angeles region. You can read his articles on High Times, Chicagoist, Leafly, Westword, Leaf Science, Green Rush Daily, Ganjapreneur, and more.