9 Best Vape Pens For Cannabis Oil & Flower
Vape pens have become extremely popular among smokers ever since they first started trending several years ago.
Companies producing these nifty little cloud factories are increasingly growing in value, as they’re expanding from the e-cigarette niche onto the cannabis scene, encompassing all types of users.
Since I’ve owned and tested my fair share of vape pens, I’ll use my experience to help you find the best vape pen for you.
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Best weed vape pens for oil
These are the top rated weed pens for all types of oils as well as liquid THC and CBD extracts. Some of the vapes below are dual-use, meaning they can be used with both cannabis oil and regular e-juice.
#1 KandyPens Galaxy
KandyPens Galaxy is a recent superstar of the vaping world, as it’s a vaporizer pen that offers a perfect combination of features at an affordable price. In short, it’s a great choice regardless of your vaping experience.
This vape pen for oils weighs just 45 grams and is handmade in the USA.
It features a quartz chamber with quartz rod atomizers, a leak proof design with your classic 510 thread and a total of 3 temperature settings ranging from 176°C to 220°C (350°F-430°F).
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#2 Bug Rx
The next one on our list is the Bug Rx, priced at $39.95. That’s pretty much the same price you’d pay for a G Slim with all its add-on’s.
The Bug Rx has a powerful 1100Mah coil that will give you the thickest clouds of vapor you’ve ever seen. Most people say that the Bug has a great battery life, and that ordering 2 pens together when buying the Bug Rx is always a good call.
It’s available in silver stainless steel, and smooth touch black colorways.
With the pen you’ll get one “Stealth Anti-leak Magnetic Cap”, and one 1.2 Ω Atomizer Coil, which is the most powerful coil on this list.
#3 Trap 450
The cheapest, but nonetheless an excellent oil vape pen is the Trap 450.
This pen has a refillable chamber which opens and refills quite easily, because it has a top fill design which really simplifies things. The Trap is small and elegant, unlike some bulkier ones that are also in this price range.
The Trap 450 has three different temperature modes, a preheat mode, and it comes with a USB charger and a ready-to-fill 510 tank.
Best of all – you can get it for less than $15 USD.
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Best dry herb vape pens
Vape pens are the latest big thing in the world of cannabis because they provide a healthier alternative to smoking. As an addition, they are small, portable and last for a long time.
#1 DaVinci IQ
Besides being a bone fide work of art, DaVinci IQ is probably one of the best weed vape pens in the world, and there I include all types of vaporizers.
The reason for that is because its specs are insane:
- Huge 0.5 gram chamber
- Replaceable battery that can provide up to 90 minutes of continuous use
- Convection heating
- Temperature range from 121°C – 221°C (250°F – 430°F )
- Weighs just 145 grams
Besides tech specs, this vape is beautifully designed, with minimalist contours and a myriad of colors and is also beginner friendly.
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#2 Arizer Air 2
Arizer Air 2 is one of the most appreciated vaporizers in the vaping community, and it’s not just because of its main specs:
- Up to 90 minutes of use on a charge
- Hybrid heating
- 0.2 gram chamber
- Digital display and fully manual heating
What the Air 2 lacks in specs, it makes up in the accessories that come with the device.
Besides the regular stuff, this vape comes with glass aroma tubes, belt clip carrying cases, stirring tools and extra filter screens.
Pair that with a 50% longer battery life than the original Air, and you’ve got yourself a contender for that top spot.
#3 G Pen Pro
Since I’ve owned a G Pen Pro, I can testify that it performs as advertised. It features a rather small battery compared to the two devices above — 1300 mAh.
It hence provides around 35 minutes of use on a full charge. This stylish portable vape heats up in 30 seconds and has 3 fixed temperature settings, starting from 190°C (375°F), which is the temperature I usually vape dry herbs at.
The unit is made from aluminum and features rubber grips with just one button that controls all functions. Therefore, I find it extremely beginner friendly and easy to maintain.
Best dab pens
#1 Dr. Dabber Aurora
One of the most popular dab pens on the market, Dr Dabber Aurora impresses with its large chamber capacity, fully ceramic mouthpiece and a plethora of accessories that come with it.
This is a vape pen made specifically for dabs and, as such, produces better flavor profile than dual-use vape pens. It features a 350 mAh, variable voltage battery which has 3 different settings: labeled by green, blue and pink lights.
The different temperature settings are there to ensure even vaporization of all concentrates, regardless of their viscosity. The highest setting ( 343°C or 650°F) is there for thick concentrates like shatter.
#2 G Pen Nova
One of the best vaporizers under $50 USD, that I ran across, is the G Pen Nova.
Not only is this vape pen a beauty to behold, but it also works with herbs — I therefore think it’s one of the best dual-use vape pens on the market today.
Grenco Science has been perfecting their technology for years now, and the the Nova is a perfect example how a mid-cost vape pen should perform.
It comes with a full-ceramic atomizer, a rechargeable 300 mAh battery and is 510 thread compatible.
#3 The Yocan Evolve
The Yocan Evolve is equipped with a dual quartz coil, making it the first pen on our list with such an impressive heating system.
This pen can provide up to 10 seconds of continuous heating if that’s something you’re looking for. The resulting vapor is pure, clean-tasting, and has great flavor.
This device is available in 5 different colors, and due to the nature of the double coils, it is a bit thicker comparing to the other vape pens on this list.
It still easily fits in any pocket, and of course in the palm of your hand.
The Yocan (R)Evolve comes with two atomizers (universal 510 threading), one dabbing tool, one coil can, and a USB charger.
As far as accessories go, this is more than what most manufacturers offer.
Complete buyer’s guide to vape pens
What is a vape pen?
A vape pen is a small electronic device made for inhaling medical and recreational cannabis products.
Vape pens are quite similar to vaporizers, the biggest difference being is that vaporizers aren’t traditionally designed for oil and e-juice.
A vape pen usually has four major parts:
- Atomizer/cartridge slot
These are the standard parts that every vape pen has. The battery powers the tool, and of course has to be recharged every once in a while.
Battery chargers for these tools are very similar to a USB cable-type charger and you get one with a new pen in 99% of cases. If you buy a pen from some shady street vendor you might not get it, but other than that it should always come with the set.
The coil is a part which heats up and vaporizes the material.
On some pens, it’s located right under the oil chamber, and you activate it by pushing a button. Other pens have insertable cartridges with an atomizer right below the cartridge space, and they are fully automatic.
Lastly, the mouthpiece is where you put your mouth to draw the vapor in.
Is a vape pen the same as a vaporizer?
As previously mentioned, people often correlate vape pens with vaporizers. They are very much alike, but definitely not the same.
First of all, some vaporizers aren’t portable. They are strictly meant for at-home use, such as the Arizer Extreme Q and the Volcano.
Vape pens are usually much smaller and slimmer and can easily fit in the palm of the hand — hence the name vape pen.
Another thing that makes them different is the type of material they are intended for.
Vape pens are used for concentrates exclusively, primarily oils, waxes and vape juices.
Even though some regular portable and desktop vaporizers can be used for oils, they are mostly intended for weed and hash.
Vape pens also tend to have a bit shorter lifespan, because in my time I’ve seen at least a dozen break, while my Pax 3 is yet to fail me.
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Can vape pen cartridges be refilled?
Vape pens usually come in two variants: With refillable cartridges, or with replaceable cartridges. I don’t have a preference between the two, as both variants work just fine.
Vape pens that have replaceable cartridges mean that once you vaporize the content of the cartridge you discard the entire cartridge.
Vape pens with stronger atomizers usually have refillable cartridges.
So, here’s my endless conundrum: I want to be more eco-friendly, and I want to avoid throwing away dozens of plastic/glass cartridges every week. That’s a big “turn off” for me when it comes to choosing accessories.
However, it’s very hard to come by dabs that you can easily pack inside a vape pen, and if you have chunky fingers like me, you are in constant danger of spilling your cannabis oil.
So yes, cartridges can be refilled technically speaking, but it’s really a hustle and vape pens with 510 threads are very common. You can buy 510 cartridges for cannabis oil almost anywhere, as they are legal.
How to choose your best vape pen?
This depends entirely on your what you look for in a vape pen.
The type of pen you need is determined by these 3 questions:
- What type of material do you plan on consuming?
- What do you expect from your vape pen? (charging time, battery life, etc)
- How much are you prepared to pay?
So, before you go into a vape store and make a compulsive decision to buy a pen that might not even be suited for you, take a close look at our 4 lists above.
Don’t forget, figure out what you look for in a vape pen, and find the perfect one in accordance with your desires.
How to Load Your Vape Pen With Wax
The steps below apply to vaporizer pens made for use with wax and oil concentrates, most of which have simple bucket atomizers that are easy to fill. I have a running list of my current top picks for best wax pen, check them out.
Step 1) Prepare your concentrate for loading by gathering a small amount on the end of a dab tool. With most pens you’ll want to load a BB-sized amount at a time, or approximately 0.1g. Depending on the consistency of your extract and the depth of your coil you might even be able to put a little on the tip of your finger to load it.
Step 2) Gently apply your concentrate directly on top of the coil, and be extra careful not to actually touch the coil with your dab tool. Usually your wax or oil will be a little stubborn and won’t quickly come off of the tool, so it’s OK to finagle it a little bit to get it off like you see in my animation, but seriously be gentle with your coils because they’re very delicate.
Vape pens with shallower and smaller atomizers are usually easier to load since the coil is closer to the top. Deeper atomizers that have a higher capacity can sometimes be tricky to load small amounts into.
If your concentrate is not mushy or pliable (shatter-like) then your best bet is usually to break it into very small pieces and load the chamber 30-50% full with most pens. Whatever extract you decide to use needs to be very clean and it needs to fully melt to a liquid when heated.
Step 3) “Prime the wick” before you start vaping, which melts your wax down onto and around the coil which helps the pen produce better vapor and more consistent hits right from the beginning. You don’t always have to do this with every vape, but sometimes if you don’t do it you might feel like your oil is being vaped away too quickly, especially the first few draws after packing it.
Step 4) Vape it up!!
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Thanks for help
Can I use oil on my dab coil pen? I have the Yocan evolve plus xl. I was told I could use, oil, wax, or shatter? But I cant find a video on the best way to get the oil from the syringe cartridges to the 4 coil chamber? Do I just put it in the middle like the wax?
I was curious too if the evolve plus xl could do it. I’m fairly certain it can’t be done “the proper” way. I have done it in the past on wax coils, but it was out of desperation. I was only able to put small amounts, like I would for wax, on the coils. From what I understand, and my experience, you have to have an oil atomizer made to hold a tank of a more liquid substance. You should be able to find a tank that will fit in place of your evolve plus xl atomizer on the battery. You could always spend around 20 and get a separate device just for oil. I recently got the Yocan delux and it come with a separate mini box mod made just for vaping oil. There are tons of cheap options. I hoped I helped some and good luck to you. Happy vaping.
I have the exact same thing and no matter what anybody tells you shatter is the only thing that’s going to work. Everything else is just going to make a mess. Get a honey straw or dab rig for anything else.
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How do you know when the dab is spent and how often should the coil go through the cleaning process
Ok I have a Nexium Pro vape pen for my wax got a ceramic Bowl on it so I loaded I have a gram or so I’m going to the ceramic bowl and it doesn’t matter which heat I put it on whether it’s low or if it goes up to 480 still really not getting hit smoke wise….
Ok I have a Nexium Pro vape pen for my wax got a ceramic Bowl on it so I loaded I have a gram or so I’m going to the ceramic bowl and it doesn’t matter which heat I put it on whether it’s low or if it goes up to 480 still really not getting hit smoke wise….
I bought a little giant vape pen can I put wax down in the chamber where the flower should go
Can you use the kangvape TH-420 II box with a cartridge? Sorry I’m new and learning
Ok im confused new to the vape scene i bought the oozelife slim twist pen and a 1ml glass atomizer ok i still haven’t received my cbd juice but my question is do i need a coil for the pen? I ordered some but now im not sure if i wasted my money on them i got some male 510 coils also from oozelife plz someone lmk. Thanks
Nah man so if you’re using a cartridge, you don’t need coils because the cart has coils inside already. However, if you’re using WAX, and I don’t mean the wax that comes in carts, then you need an atomizer
Not with 510 thread
Can u just get the oils out of it and put it in the tank ? Like normal vape juice?
What pen is the best for carts and using a dab add on
Should I use a higher or lower temp? My pen has 3 settings 3.4 V, 3.7 V, and 4.0 V
I set mine on 3.8v & it does good! Usually the first “click” in your voltage settings. Best of luck!
Ok so I feel like an idiot. I want to start vaping weed but I’m kinda confused. Can I use both CBD/THC oil and wax in a dab? Or can I only use oil on a vape and wax in a dab. In the long run which one is cheaper and easier to get (In regards to the oil or wax)? Thank you I really appreciate it.
Yea you can defined put the CBD into the wax. Cheapest to get depends whether you want a higher dosage in CBD then go with CBD
My wax is really sticky and my pen has a very deep chamber. Is there a trick to getting it easily off my dabbing tool and on to my coil? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Yea hold the lighter under it an let it fall right on the coil, Hope’s this helps.
I have a Mig Vapor Keystone “Black” I bought it not knowing it was for concentrate only, but if I use oil would I be in trouble or am I good?
Can you put fetanyal in a vape or e cig!
Really? I feel sorry for u my friend, the best place to put that shit is in the garbage. I just hope this reaches u in time. Stick to the green or just stay clean!! I have been down similar roads, stop chasing that dragon and enjoy the lil things. Peace with much hope
he’s got that little China man in his head my God that’s a rough place. We praying for you. Getting locked up is about the only way to stop that. It’s awful
No put it in the garbage bro, waaay more efficient.
hey sam why dont you stick it up your ass lol you cant say that the way its intended because idiots are sticking stuff in there now to get hi (boofing)
You are probably the stupidest son of a bitch ever shoved out of a vagina.
How do you prime a Wick or whatever? What is that?
Good question, he says do it then doesn’t explain.
Where can you get the wax ? An CBD OIL ?
Wax (I’m assuming the kind containing THC) can be purchased in states with legal cannabis laws. Otherwise CBD wax can be purchased online and shipped to nearly every state as far as I know. Good luck to you and happy medicating.
From your local
I wanna know if I buy a oil dabs pen can I buy oil for it online or not if I can what is it called
what i want to know now is how long after loading can i keep hitting the pen? if i load some wax, I can get the first few very tasty dabs but if i continue hitthing it, the taste definitely decreases but i think i am still getting high, what am i actually hitting at this point? is it cool to just smoke this if i dont have any fresh wax to load? at least until the smoke thins out?
You’re just “vaping” what is left over from the dab and mostly the resin created from the vape hits you’ve taken. This is called “reclaim” by most people and could be comparable to resin that people scrape from a pipe used to smoke cannabis flower. I would recommend cleaning it out regularly. Save it for a rainy day if you happen to live in a more restrictive state and can’t always get your medicine easily. Take care and happy medicating.
Bud, I have been smoking for a long time and for the past few years I’ve been primarily using the prefilled oil carts and I have a lot of the solid metal/Pyrex carts left over with a 510 thread and auto draw batteries. I recently moved and my “dispensary” isn’t readily available anymore but I now can get wax. Is it possible to use these carts with an auto draw battery and carts I have or do I need a liquidizer or should I purchase a new rig with higher temp?
You would need to turn your wax into a less thick oil in order to use it in a cart like that. Though most can be reused. There are kits to create your own oil online or if you are a little more brave you can do a search and find all the info you need to turn that nice wax into some tasty and convenient oil. Good luck, I hope you find the info you need. Happy medicating.
I just finished making my budder/wax into vape oil for my vape pen.
All you need is some liquid from one of the regular Vape shops. Pick your favorite flavor and ask for 0% nicotine.
Once you get home,put a small pot of water boiling.
In a shot glass,put your concentrate and e-liquid together. You will use 2ml of vape oil for every 1gm of concentrate.
Put the shot glass into the boiling water and stir the concentrate and e-liquid together until FULLY blended.
Use a syringe to draw the mixture and fill into a reusable cartridge.
Please help! I’m 26 years old and feel embarrassed asking this lol. A friend recently gave me a vape pen thing. It has some sort of weed that is a light green/ yellowish and looks like gel. I wanna refill it, but I have no idea what the gel/oil stuff is called. Pleaseeee help me!
I’m sorry..You misspelled heaven…you spelled it …w a x! 😉
Its an oil cartridge…buy another.
That is a cartomizer filled with distillate most likely. Which is a high thc content thick oil, sometimes with terpenes added (the essence/flavor) of a certain strain of bud. You can buy a new cartomizer pre-filled if you live in a state that has legal cannabis. Or else you can get a kit to turn wax into oil to be used in such a cartomizer. These are really great options for discreet consumption of medicine as well as on-the-go type situations. Do a search for a make your own thc oil kit or a how-to guide. Good luck, and happy medicating.
The pen brand new has a white little cloth that goes thru the coil . Do I touch it or just leave it alone. My last one had it I kinda pulled it I Lil. But left it. It only lasted a month.?
Thats the wick…leave it alone.
It’s way harder to work with CBD shatter, which has a waxy texture rather than sticky like these THC “dabs”. It crumbles off & falls below the coils nearly every time 🙁
That’s why he said to use our pens so the coil will be hot and melt down the shattered pieces.
Can u put cbc oil in a dabs electric pen
Well if the pen is designed for “dabs” then I would assume putting and “oil” into it would not work. Some vaporizers have the option to use a cartomizer for thinner oils like you are talking about as well as “dabs.”
A combo device like that might be perfect for you. Happy medicating.
Thankyou for the tutorial! Very informative and provides the vids showing what all the directions (even the manufacturers) tell but seeing it helps a lot.
Just picked up a open vape 2.0. Could someone tell me how to load? Please? Sorry , diamond dust rosin, can’t seem to get it to burn
And I don’t see a coil
can u use herb with these pens?
No man dont do it
i did and dodnt have any problems
Great for newbies. Not so great for longtime tokers
Whoever made this is the goat
Ok so I am new to this completely, and I have found out how hard it is to load these deep qcv coils. But how do you know when to add more? Bc it still makes a vapor but my coils are black now… Also doesn’t taste good anymore
It needs to be cleaned. You can use alcohol to clean and even soak most coils and allow to dry well again before use.
Anyone know if I can use my smok stick V8 for wax?
I dont think wax will work, i use cbd vape oils
Yes, but you need a wax liquidizer.
I use was liquidizer pineapple Express.
You put 2ml of liquidizer and one 1 gram of wax in a shot glass. Now you can use a hot water bath or the microwave for ten seconds to combine the wax and liquidizer. Next load into the chamber and vape away…..
I don’t get it where do you get the oil and how do you use it for dry hemp?I don’t have any was just bought this today and charged it I don’t know where to load the dry hemp or how to light it.
For starters you don’t smoke hemp
Not for dry flowers
Dry hemp can’t really be vaped in a vape pen. They sell vape pens for dry herbs, but they don’t really work. They end up combusting the plant material into smoke. The Snoop Dogg G-Pen is one example of a dry herb vape pen that doesn’t work.
You get these concentrates at a dispensary where pot & pot accessories are sold. If you live in an illegal state, you can buy CBD wax or oils with no THC.
The vape pen does not do the same thing as smoking the bud, when I sit in my chair or in bed I get pain that is a stabbing sharp pain and if I use the pen the pain don’t change at all, when I take a few hits of bud in a pipe the pain fades away, I think the way you are extracting the chemicals from the bud it doesn’t take everything out of the bud, it is like the Rick Simpson Oil, if you don’t make it using the same exact recipe/technic it will not work for seizures, when I tried the Rick Simpson Oil, it works except for it is not as fast acting as smoking
I was told that anything other than smoking my high CBD strains specifically for the intense pain from Gastroparesis / GI motility issue would be useless or at least not as effective. NO DOCTOR is going to recommend “dabbing” with BHOs at least since that’s what they’re talking about specifically and there isn’t research out there yet on long term use of dabbing butane processed concentrates. Your Rick Simpson Oil is actually made with a safer solvent than wax, but I’ve never had it but would love to try so don’t have experience with the heating temp required. Basically, a lot depends on the causation of your pain and then choosing a product that can deliver the meds via the best route for your pain. It’s absolutely asinine for me to waste money on any form of THC/CBD that requires digestion to deliver the goods on account of the fact that I can’t digest anything properly . I noticed my best bet is to always go with the flower when it comes to any stomach pain, too. In theory, vaping should be the same since it works so quickly on account of it being ingested via lungs and then to bloodstream, but I’m like you and when I’m having a flare-up with intense pain, one small bowl of high CBD flower will completely eliminate all pain by the time the bowl is done;but, when I’ve tried it with BHO concentrate (in similar strain), it doesn’t come close . All of my pain comes from a neurological disease, so I wonder if that has anything to do with it. The best working strains always seem to have a higher than normal CBN, but the ratio is not relevant. Ive also noticed the strains with really high THC:CBN like Harlequin (with like 1:25 I think ) don’t work as well as others with a much smaller ratio, so it’s not always about the highest CBD levels when I’m choosing. I’m new to these strains and after years of prescription meds to control seizures, heart rate, neurological problems and of course the chronic pain involved, I was never able to come close to treating these awful Gastropareises flare-ups that literally last for weeks and set off a chain reaction with my health since it usually causes dehydration/mineral deficiencies which then starts affecting cognitive function and if left untreated, starts a whole series of Generalized seizures leading up to a gran-mal seizure that always put me in a coma state for 24 hours after and require a few weeks of neurological recovery. Being the self-medicated pot smoker I became after trying it for the anorexia, pain, paranoia, muscle spasms and the constant hand shaking and random arm/leg/mouth/face jerks I had when first falling ill and in the midst of dr after dr trying to get a diagnosis. It was the only thing that helped back then; it’s unbelievable to think that was only 6 years ago and now I can legally purchase strains specific for me rather than whatever brick weed I was able to get. I was SHOCKED when I tried one for inflammation and it worked better than any pain pill or benzo or any other poison the drs keep pushing me to take for gastroparesies on top of the meds I have to take in order to drive, breathe, move. LIVE. I had given up on treating the symptoms and realize what an awful life that is that I had accepted as my future when all it I needed was the right strain of marijuana the whole time. We live in a crazy time….
Evolve 2.0 volrtage settings for cbd oil
– Independent oil storage&leak proof
– Advanced ceramic coil
– Adjustable voltage(Low, Middle, High)
– Passthrought USB charger
|Model name||Yocan Evolve 2.0|
|Highlight||Preheat function, variable voltage, 3 in 1|
|Market direction||For Thick Oil, E-juice, Wax|
|Other service||OEM, ODM|
|1pc||Yocan Evolve 2.0 Battery|
|1pc||e Juice Pod|
About The Yocan Evolve 2.0 Vaporizer
This device was intended for aromatherapy use only.
Your favorite Yocan vaporizer just got better. The Yocan Evolve 2.0 is the newest Yocan vaporizer coming out of the Evolve line. The Yocan Evolve 2.0 runs on the pod-based system. Like most pod vaporizers, the Yocan Evolve 2.0 offers convenient and straightforward use. However, it offers functionalities you won’t find on other pod vapes.
The Yocan Evolve 2.0 can vaporize essential oils, e-liquid blends, as well as wax concentrates . It also boasts three preset heat settings so you can easily adjust the battery’s temperature level to suit the material you’re vaping. The Yocan Evolve 2.0 also boasts premium heating elements which include their iconic quartz dual coil (QDC) in pod form. The juice and oil pods sport ceramic coils for optimum vaporization. The pods can easily be connected to the battery, it locks the pods in place with magnetic connections. A 10-second pre-heat function is included on the Yocan Evolve 2.0, perfect for long drags. The Yocan Evolve Plus 2.0 features micro USB charging allowing you to easily charge your device.
The Yocan Evolve 2.0 is an advanced pod-based vaporizer which lets you enjoy the convenience and portability of pod-based vapes while experiencing the benefits of conventional vaporizers.