Utillian typically makes dry herbs vaporizers that are appealing for experienced vapers. A few examples are the Utillian 722 (Review | Buy) and the Utillian 620 (Review | Buy) which provide great value and perform outstandingly for the price. And earlier this year, they introduced themselves in the industry of wax concentrates.
Utillian 5 (Review | Buy) is their first wax pen that is big and bulky. It has triple coils and high oven capacity that can produce massive and harsh clouds. Utillian 2, on the other hand, is a smaller and cheaper version of the 5. It has 4 temp settings, a one-button interface, and a slim and stealthy body that produce milder vapor than the 5.
Design & Features
U2 has a similar design like most of the vape pens within its price range. It has a brushed shell with a matte finish that feels kind of heavy and looks durable. I assume that it’s made from the same materials as its older brother, Utillian 5. Compared to the 5 that has a bulky and solid build, U2 has a slim and thin body that is easier to fit in the palm of your hand or a pocket/purse.
U2 is made from three major parts:
Battery: It has a 650 mAh pen-style battery that can probably last a whole day if you’re a moderate vaper. You can charge the device by attaching the USB charger to the battery which I find kind of more difficult than using a micro-USB cable that connects directly to the battery. So, just make sure you fully charged the device before going out.
Coil: It has a Dual Quartz Coil that produces vapors that have a balance of flavor and vapor density that is suitable for beginners. The oven is small yet enough to make you ‘high’ even when using just a tiny dab. However, some vapers may find it difficult to load the dab since they’ll need to put it onto the narrow strips of coils to heat up properly.
Mouthpiece: The mouthpiece has a simple design with a housing with a “straw-like” glass mouth which seems to be an odd-looking design. I’m not sure why Utillian decided to make the mouthpiece as two units instead of one. Maybe they wanted to give users the option to change only the glass mouth tip if it breaks since it’s fragile.
The parts are held together magnetically and not with a 510 thread. This means that they are not compatible with 510 carts or other accessories. The battery, coil, and the mouthpiece are compatible exclusively with one another.
What is 510 thread?
If you’re vaping THC or CBD for a long time, you probably used a 510 thread battery for carts. 510 thread is the threading that connects the THC or CBD cartridge and the battery. It has 10 screw threads and the cartridge is generally five millimeters in length.
It’s originally found from the early version of vape pens so that vapers can use a wide range of cartridges to enjoy their oil or concentrates. The KandyPens Special K (Review | Buy) and the Dr Dabber CBD (Review | Buy) are a couple of vape pens I’ve recently tested that performed outstandingly. So if you’re looking for a vape pen for your 510 carts, you can never go wrong with these two.
How To Use
The Utillian 2 is an easy-to-use dab pen. It has a single button that can be used to turn on/off the device and cycle through its voltage settings. You can use it by:
- Remove the mouthpiece.
- Dab your wax onto the coils and then replace the mouthpiece.
- Turn on the device by pressing the power button five times.
- To select one of the preset voltage settings, press the power button twice.
- Hold the power button to start the heating process.
- Inhale from the mouthpiece once heating is complete.
Voltage Settings: 3.0V (Green) | 3.4V (Blue) | 3.8V (Purple) | 4.2 (Red)
Performance & Vapor Quality
I’ve been using the Utillian for over a week now and it functions well for its price point. The coil is quite small but good enough for a solo session. It heats up pretty quick at about 10 seconds and the device stays cool all the time.
The vapor quality is surprisingly good compared to some dab pens in the same category. The concentrates were extracted efficiently, and the glass mouthpiece keeps the vapor clean and aromatic. I get the best flavor on the 2 lower voltage settings and it produces decent clouds on higher settings.
The U2 is a recommended choice for vapers who don’t mind the vapor density as long as the flavor is there. If you want better options and willing to spend more for premium vapor quality and overall performance, I suggest you look into Dr Dabber Stella (Review | Buy) or Puffco Plus (Review | Buy).
What could have been better?
As I mentioned above, the mouthpiece here is flawed. It’s made from two separate pieces instead of one, and the glass straw is a little loose and wobbly. Maybe an extra glass straw included in the kit could solve the problem but it could have been better if it’s one solid part—which would have been a simpler and more functioning design.
Another thing is that the coil and the battery aren’t connected by a 510 thread. This is not a good thing especially if the coil needs a replacement. You’ll have a hard time ordering directly from the manufacturer instead of finding a replacement at your local vape shop.
Overall, U2 looks good, performs well, and comes at an affordable price. If you’re an experienced vaper that demands high power and likes strong and aggressive hits, this one is not for you. Utillian 5 (Review | Buy ) would work much better for your needs. But if you’re a beginner that is looking for a simple-to-use dab pen that produces mild and soft vapors, the 2 is a great option.