Kit and Accessories
- G Pen Quartz
- Two glass storage containers
- Three cleaning tools
- Dab tool
- USB charging cable + wall outlet adapter
Compatibility: The G Pen Quartz only uses thick concentrate extracts like wax, honey, shatter, budder, etc.
Design and Features
General Design: The G Pen Quartz is a little under six inches tall and has a soft rubberized finish that feels good to hold and is very easy to grip. It has a tapered mouthpiece that’s made of plastic and feels comfortable to inhale from. This is a pretty pleasant feeling device overall, even if it’s a little thicker than other vape pens. This doesn’t affect portability, and, in fact, makes it feel more comfortable when you hold it.
There are lights around the power button, and on the base that light up when the power is on. Both add some style to the otherwise fairly generic design of the Quartz. However, they tend to stand out, which could be a problem if discretion is important to you.
Versatility: The Quartz is one of the rare vape pens that aren’t 510 compatible, so you can’t use it as a battery for your pre-filled cartridges. If you want that kind of compatibility, then you might want to try the G Pen Nova instead.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The G Pen Quartz uses dual quartz coils, which are known for producing intense heat and for being difficult to clean. That’s certainly the case here, especially since the coils are recessed a little more deeply than the coils in other vape pens. That makes loading tricky and cleaning a little more difficult.
You should clean out the coils using a q-tip soaked in isopropyl alcohol to get rid of any excess residue. You can also perform a burnoff. This is when you heat up the coils while holding the vaporizer upside down over a paper towel. The heat melts the residue which drips down onto the waiting towel.
How to Use
- Unscrew the mouthpiece to reveal the coils.
- Dab your wax onto the coils and then replace the mouthpiece.
- Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
- Inhale from the mouthpiece while holding down the power button.
Voltage Setting: The G Pen Quartz has a single, unspecified voltage setting.
Vapor Quality and Performance
Vaporizer Performance: The Quartz heats up very quickly and the rubberized body and low, single voltage setting ensure that it never gets hot to the touch.
Vapor Quality: The single voltage setting seems to be on the low side, which is smart since dual quartz coils tend to get quite hot. A low voltage setting mitigates that, so the vapor never gets quite as hot or harsh as it could. A low setting indicates that G Pen favors flavor over cloud production, which is usually my preference.
However, dual quartz coils aren’t the best when it comes to tasty vapor because ceramic and quartz coils are typically superior in that regard. Nonetheless, the vapor produced by the Quartz is nice and pure with a good flavor. The single voltage setting means that you can enjoy this vapor whenever you want since the simple operation allows you to take a quick hit when you feel like it.
Battery Performance: The battery is good for a full day of vaping before needing to be recharged. It needs three or four hours of charging the first couple of times you use it, but that number drops significantly with regular use.