The Crystal has a quartz bowl and a glass mouthpiece that work in concert to produce flavorful vapor that remains pure and cool through the entire session. In addition to those great qualities, the low draw resistance and the lifetime warranty all work together to make the KandyPens Crystal the best wax pen of 2020.
The Linx Blaze makes the best list because it includes both quartz and ceramic coils, each of which produces excellent vapor. The great-tasting vapor, low draw resistance, and lengthy battery life all add to a package that will appeal to any wax vaper.
This celebrity collaboration between KandyPens and Amber Rose has resulted in one of the best vape pens available. Its stylish design is complemented by its excellent vapor quality and comprehensive kit that includes two different types of atomizers. The support for 510 threaded cartridges gives it an extra level of versatility that further adds to its appeal.
The G Pen Nova is a great concentrate vaporizer because of its built-in dab tool and great airflow. It is also 510 threaded so it can be used with a wide variety of pre-filled cartridges, which gives it a welcome level of versatility. That makes the G Pen Nova one of the better dab pens for wax newcomers and veterans alike.
The Dr Dabber Light is a surprisingly good budget vape pen because it delivers great flavor quality in a device that’s small enough to take anywhere you want. It’s easy enough to operate that even beginner vapers won’t have any trouble using it. The only downside is that the atomizer needs to be replaced every few weeks, but aside from that, this is a great vape pen for the price.
The Linx Ares is a concentrate straw, which is a variant of the standard vape pen. Instead of placing the wax into the pen, the pen is dipped into the wax. The Ares uses that method to produce cool, pure vapor with minimal draw resistance. So, you can enjoy great vapor in a unique way that allows you to use as much, or as little, wax as you want.
The Nexus Pro is one of the better wax pens because its glass mouthpiece makes the great flavor even better by keeping the vapor pure and the draw resistance low. Magnetic connections make it easy to assemble and disassemble so both beginners and veterans will find it very easy to use. Those features, plus a sensible price, make the Nexus Pro a solid choice for vapers of all stripes.
The Atmos Swiss can function as a wax vaporizer, an e-nail, a dab rig accessory, and a weed vaporizer. So is this the only vaporizer you’ll ever need? Not so fast, it works just fine as a vape pen but all those other functions require the use of additional equipment, which means additional expenses. The Swiss is certainly versatile but it’s also proof that it’s better to be great at one thing than it is to be okay at lots of things.
Dab / Wax Vaping Guide
What are dab pens?
Dab Pens are also known as Wax Pens or Weed Pens and are compatible with CBD/ THC shatter, extract, Wax, concentrate, dab, etc. On this list are the best dab pens of this year, in different categories. We posted links to authorized stores and coupon codes where available. We update the list as we test new pens.
Things to consider when buying a Dab Pen
1. The CBD/ THC Extracts
The CBD/ THC Extracts are available in dispensaries within legal states. These concentrates can be up to 95% THC, and give instant results on demand. If you don’t live in a legal state, you can purchase CBD dabs, such as the one from SunState (Review | Visit Store). These are derived from hemp so they are legal in all states.
2. Coils: Quartz VS Ceramic
You can read this post for the full rundown. But basically- Quartz is typically intense (more vapor, less flavor), and Ceramic is usually soft (better flavor, less harsh). Some Wax Pens (KandyPens Amber, Prism) come with starter kits that include both atomizers so you can try and see which one suits you best.
3. Vaping Dabs VS Dry Herb
The sweet spot vaping temperature of THC Dabs starts around 410F and goes up to 500F. The good news is that to reach that temperature for a few seconds, to heat very little material, vape pens do not need a lot of power. This means that vape pens can be small and discreet, unlike dry herb vaporizers. Dry herb vapes need to stay at a high temperature for an extended “session” and require a large battery and involved usage. Daab pens are more practical and easy to use
4. Wax VS Oil vape pens
CBD/ THC Wax (also known as crumble, shatter, dab, concentrate, etc.) is solid at room temperature. It can sometimes have “honey” like consistency, but it is not “oily.” Oil is a liquid in room temperature and has a similar consistency to olive oil. Oil usually comes in pre-dilled 510 cartridges, like these from Medix CBD. Read this post to understand the differences between Cannabis Oil and Wax.
5. Price Point
As you notice at the list above, vape pen prices can vary dramatically (KP Amber- $148, GP Nova- $35) and wonder what may be the difference. Typically, with higher-end vape pens, you’d get a better battery, better kit (includes more coils, oil compatibility). The build quality may be better, keeping the air-path pure from plastic or silicone. And they would also last longer. Cheap vape pens can be good for travel or as a backup, but if you’re serious about dabbing, you should invest in a good pen.
Dab – This is the amount of Wax placed in the atomizer of the wax pen. The size of the dab depends on the size of the atomizer.
Atomizer/ Coil – This is where you place the Wax in the dab pen. The atomizer heats up the Wax and turns it into vapor.
510 Thread – A type of threading that is the industry standard. It is used for connecting the battery to the atomizer. Devices with 510 threading are compatible with each other, so a 510 threaded atomizer can work with any 510 threaded battery.
Sesh Mode – Most vape pens automatically shut off after a certain amount of time. Some dab pens have a sesh mode that overrides the automatic shut off time and allows users to keep vaping for longer.