HoneyStick Stinger Review
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The Good: Produces tasty vapor | Larger than average battery | Very durable | 510 compatible
The Bad: Flavor falls off after a few draws | Long recharge time | Not great for stealthy vaping
The Bottom Line: I enjoyed using the Stinger because of its great vapor quality and superior durability. Yeah, the flavor fell off a little quicker than I would like, but it’s great while it lasts. It’s not the most discreet vape pen ever made, but its toughness more than makes up for that. If you want a hardy vape pen that produces great vapor, then you can’t do much better.
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Kit and Accessories
- HoneyStick Stinger
- Ceramic atomizer
- Dab tool
- USB charging cable
Compatibility: The HoneyStick Stinger is only compatible with solid concentrates like wax, shatter, crumble, and so on.
Design and Features
General Design: The Stinger isn’t exactly what you would call a subtle device. This vape pen makes its presence known through its larger than average size and its bold, black color with the yellow HoneyStick lettering. The large, shield-shaped power button also stands out because of the light surrounding it. That light illuminates in different colors based on the wattage setting, which makes the Stinger stand out even more.
The Stinger isn’t just big though, it also has 510 compatibilities so you can use it with any pre-filled cartridges you have lying around. Despite the black color, the Stinger isn’t the best at covert vaping, so take note of that if you want the kind of vape pen that won’t attract too much attention.
Portability: The Stinger is five inches tall and about three-quarters of an inch in diameter, so it’s a little bigger than most vape pens. It is still a vape pen though, so portability isn’t too big of an issue as it will still slip into most pockets with ease. Just slightly less ease than skinnier pens, and you will definitely feel its presence in your pocket since it’s so big.
Build Quality: The Stinger is constructed from steel, which gives it an extra degree of ruggedness and toughness that you won’t see in many other vape pens. It is a pretty durable device that can withstand more punishment than most vape pens. I wouldn’t put it to the test though, just be assured that you don’t have to worry should the Stinger ever fall out of your pocket.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The Stinger only comes with a ceramic atomizer, which has many advantages, one of which is that it is pretty easy to clean. You can just use a cotton swab or q-tip soaked in isopropyl alcohol to wipe down the chamber. More stubborn residue might require a burn-off, which is when you set the Stinger to its highest setting in order to melt any reclaim.
How to Use
- Unscrew the mouthpiece to expose the chamber.
- Dab your wax into the chamber and then replace the mouthpiece.
- Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
- Press the power button three times to cycle through the wattage settings.
- Once the voltage has been reached, inhale from the mouthpiece while pressing the power button.
Wattage Settings: 10 watts (red) | 15 watts (blue) | 20 watts (white)
Performance and Vapor Quality
Vaporizer Performance: Like most vape pens, the Stinger only takes a few seconds to heat up and then you’re ready to go. The mouthpiece never gets too hot despite being made of steel and the draw resistance is pretty low.
Vapor Quality: The vapor produced by the Stinger is thick and full of flavor, particularly at the middle and low settings. At the highest setting the flavor isn’t as strong but the clouds are bigger if that’s what you’re into. If that is what you’re into, then you should know that the clouds never become too big or dense because the Stinger uses a ceramic coil.
Those types of coils are all about flavor rather than clouds, which suits me just fine. The flavor does tend to dissipate a little quicker than I would like, abruptly dropping off after about five draws. However, those draws are satisfying enough to make the whole experience worth it.
Battery Performance: The Stinger has a hefty 1100 mAh battery that can last all day, and possibly beyond that. Unfortunately, it also has a hefty charge time of about two to four hours, which is pretty excessive for a vape pen.
HoneyStick Stinger vs Linx Hypnos Zero vs Cloud V Flash Vaporizer
The Zero and the Flash both use ceramic bowls exclusively and price-wise they are located on either side of the Stinger. The Zero is the best looking of the three and also comes with a glass mouthpiece for some extra vapor cooling action. It is the most expensive of the three though. The Flash can hold an impressive amount of wax, far more than the other two. It is also cheaper than the other two, but it also has the smallest battery.
|HoneyStick Stinger||Linx Hypnos Zero||Cloud V Flash Vaporizer|
|Compatible with||Wax concentrates||Wax concentrates||Wax concentrates|
|Battery Capacity||1100 mAh||650 mAh||420 mAh|
|Number of Voltage Settings||Three||Four||Four|
|Warranty||Ninety days||One year limited||Six months|
|Price||$69 from HoneyStick||$80 from Linx Vapor||$60 from Vape-Smart|
The HoneyStick Stinger is a tough, interesting looking vape pen that might not be great for stealth vaping, but is great for flavorful vaping. At least for a short while. The flavor produced by the Stinger is great but it dissipates a little too quickly. Even so, the Stinger is easy to recommend, especially when you factor in its admirable battery life.
Who is it for: Vapers who appreciate great flavor while it lasts. Anyone who wants a vape pen that can take a beating and still function afterward.
Who is it NOT for: Anyone who wants the flavor of their wax to last longer than a few draws. Vapers who want their vape pen to be as discreet as possible.
HoneyStick Stinger Coupon Codes (Authorized Dealers):
|HoneyStick||$69||TVG18 for 18% off|