HoneyStick Plasma GQ Review: This Vape Pen is a Game-Changer

9.3 Total Score
HoneyStick Plasma GQ Review Bottom Line

The HoneyStick Plasma is a revelation and a revolution in extract vaping. This innovation in vape pen design never puts your extracts into contact with the heating element. This provides some of the most refined flavor you’ll ever get from a vape pen. If you like pure flavor and want to try something new, then give the HoneyStick Plasma GQ a shot.

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HoneyStick Plasma GQ Background

The HoneyStick Plasma GQ ($179 directly from HoneyStick, use coupon code TVG18 for an 18% discount) is the new vape pen from the HoneyStick labs. It’s their latest vape pen, but is it their greatest vape pen? It’s certainly their most interesting, and a unique entry into that category in general.

It stands out from all the Best Vape Pens because the wax never comes into contact with the coil. In fact, this vape pen has a lot more in common with some of the Best E-nails than with vape pens. So will this change the vape pen game forever? Will it change your life forever? Yes and yes. Find out why by reading the rest of my HoneyStick Plasma GQ review.

HoneyStick Plasma GQ Kit

  • HoneyStick Plasma GQ
  • Replacement glass piece
  • Dab tool
  • Isopropyl alcohol tips
  • USB charger

The dab tool included in this kit is pretty high quality so you don’t want to lose it. But if you need a backup, or you need some storage for your wax, then check out Amazon for some quality options.

HoneyStick Plasma GQ Kit
L-R: Isopropyl alcohol tips, instruction manual, HoneyStick Plasma GQ, extra glass piece, dab tool, USB cable.

Key Features of the HoneyStick Plasma GQ

  • Compatible w/ wax, shatter, crumble, oil
  • Extracts never touch the heating coil
  • Fast heat time
  • Two high temperature selections: 650°F | 850°F
  • Retails for $179 directly from HoneyStick, use coupon code TVG18 to save 18%
HoneyStick Plasma GQ Bowl Connection
The heater and bowl attach to the battery like a plug to a wall socket.

HoneyStick Plasma GQ Design

You can tell that this vape pen is different just by looking at it, the glass section on the top third of the unit makes it look like a big oil vaporizer instead of a vape pen at first. That’s because the Plasma doesn’t look like any vape pen you’ve ever seen, there’s no visible coil and the bowl isn’t your usual ceramic dish.

Instead, you’ve got this quartz bowl that plugs directly into the battery and you can’t even see the heating element. Once you know how it works, you realize that it’s a pretty simple, intuitive design. Loading takes seconds and the whole thing is easy to disassemble and reassemble.

It’s pretty portable too, it easily fits into any pocket or purse, though you need to be careful about keeping the mouthpiece clean since it sticks out. It’s a handsome looking device, with an elegant, understated look that will allow you to vape in peace if you don’t want any attention.

HoneyStick Plasma GQ Vape Pen
Using the Plasma GQ is very intuitive even though it's very different from other vape pens.

How to Use the HoneyStick Plasma GQ

  1. With the device turned off, remove the glass piece and mouthpiece from the rest of the Plasma.
  2. Dab your extract into the quartz bowl and then replace the glass piece & mouthpiece.
  3. Press the power button 5x to turn on the device, press the power button 3x to toggle between the two preset temperatures.
  4. Hold down the power button for a few seconds to start heating, continue pressing the power button while inhaling from the mouthpiece.
HoneyStick Plasma GQ Wax Dab
Dabbing your wax into the quartz bowl is a very simple process.

Performance and Vapor Quality of the HoneyStick Plasma GQ

I was expecting great flavor because of the quartz bowl and its lack of contact with the heating element, and that’s exactly what I got. This is some of the purest flavor I have ever experienced with a vape pen, it really is close to an e-nail in terms of purity.

Even with high quality quartz-titanium coils, sometimes, a little of the titanium flavor comes through. That’s not the case here since the neutral quartz material keeps the flavor pure. Those super high temperatures might have some of you worried that the flavor might be too hot and harsh since there’s no water bubbler to cool down the vapor.

HoneyStick Plasma GQ Heater
The Plasma heats up and vaporizes the extracts extremely quickly.

No need to worry, there’s an initial blast of heat that converts your extracts into vapor super fast, then the heat cools down and allows you to vape safely. As long as you don’t start vaping during that initial heat blast, you’ll be fine. That said, I would advise newcomers to start on the lower temperature setting first.

Since the bowl is made of quartz, it’s pretty easy to clean using the included alcohol tips. Once they’re used up, you can buy your own tips and dip them in isopropyl alcohol to keep the bowl and glass piece clean. The heater lasts a long time but will eventually need replacing, you can get replacements from HoneyStick for $19.95 apiece. The battery charges in a few hours but lasts for a day full of flavorful vaping.

HoneyStick Plasma GQ Glass Piece
The quartz bowl and glass vapor path keep the vapor pure and cool.

HoneyStick Plasma GQ vs Similar Vapes

HoneyStick Plasma GQ vs KandyPens Prism

The KandyPens Prism has been one of the best vape pens for a while, but the Plasma is one of its toughest challengers yet. However, the Prism still impresses with its choice of quartz and ceramic coils, and the glass mouthpiece.

KandyPens Prism concentrate vaporizer review

HoneyStick Plasma GQ Review: Conclusion

The HoneyStick Plasma GQ ($179 directly from HoneyStick, coupon code TVG18 provides an 18% discount) is a game-changing vape pen that can challenge even the Best Vape Pens on the market. That’s because it is nothing like any of them. Keeping the heating element away from the wax produces flavor that’s as close to an e-nail as you can get with a vape pen.

The fact that it’s so easy to use means that both beginners and veterans will be able to get a handle on it pretty quickly. If you want some of the purest flavor around and are willing to try something new and different, then give the HoneyStick Plasma a try.

Thanks for reading my HoneyStick Plasma GQ review, this wax pen is a brand new paragon in extract vaping.

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