Best Vape Pens 2017
AND E-CIG BUYER’S GUIDE
Welcome to the Best Vape Pen 2017 Top Vaporizer List. We are excited to bring to you what we believe to be the best the vape market has to offer. After checking out the guide you will know what exactly you are buying, you won’t have to take “order one, try it out and hope for the best” approach. We have collected the best products in this guide, so just find one that fits your needs and you should be ready to go.
Chances are that since you are visiting this website, you are looking to get a vape pen of your very own. Due to oversaturation in the marketplace, knock offs from China, things can get overwhelming very fast. With our buyer’s guide and reviews, we will weed out the bums, be separating the wheat from the chaff. You will have no doubt about which vape will suit your needs. Stealth, style, versatility, the quality that will suit your budget with a variant price range.
Since many of these products operate from the same base unit (powered by a lithium ion battery), they not only look extremely similar but also have interchangeable parts and chargers. For the purposes of this review, we’ll refer to all of these as “standard” components. It’s worth noting that, like most electronics, all of these standard units are manufactured in China. We’d also like to point out that while the materials used to make these products were taken into account in our judging, we did not test them for their effects on the user’s health – only their performance.
Nevertheless, the old saying applies here – buyer beware. Regardless of which device you choose, read the instructions carefully to ensure safe and effective usage, and fully charge the battery unit before first use to establish long battery life. Good luck … and happy vaping!
OUR BEST VAPES
Below are our picks for the best products currently available on the vaping market. These selections are good choices for the beginning vaper all the way to the professional. We have broken our list into the three sections. One for standard vaporizer pens that are perfect for herbs, waxes, and/or liquids. Second is for buyers looking specifically to replace their standard tobacco/nicotine fix with a vaping alternative. The third section is for other options that don’t quite fit into the pen category but are still viable options for the alternative smoker.
TOP VAPE PENS 2017 SELECTIONS
Atmos Boss First Place
The device at the top of our list alphabetically also happens to be at the top of the ratings. Of all the pens we tested, the Atmos boss was the only one to rate a perfect score – almost unanimous 5s all across the board. It had the easiest pull and clearest taste, with one judge even commenting that it was “the closest a pen has come yet to doing a dab.” The fact that you can use it for flowers as well as concentrates without having to change the tank makes it one of the most versatile units. A super fast heating time, this pen heats up to 385 degrees within just 40 seconds. Our only criticism was that the power button was a little too stealthy – it’s more difficult to locate than those on other pens. All things considered, we felt this was the best-quality product we tested. Only downside is the 1-minute automatic shut-off timer can be a little too short for many vapers.
Materials: Aluminum and stainless steel
Heating: Stainless steel coil; 375°F to 450°F
For use with: Flowers, concentrates, glycerin (with separate attachment)
Kit includes: Standard battery unit; ceramic-lined tank; rubber mouthpiece with ceramic filter; USB charger and AC adapter; packing/dabbing tool; cleaning brush; two replacement coils (Optimus glycerin tank sold separately)
CLOUD PEN 2.0 RATING: Second Place
The best mini vape of 2015 award goes to the Cloud 2.0. It comes in 24 colors and patterns for all you hippies out there. Cloud 2.0 has a newly upgraded titanium grade coil in atomizer and is made for solid concentrates. If you are always on the move this was made for you. It fits easily in your pocket and is very stealthy.The Cloud is easy to load and you will be blowing huge clouds of your own at the push of a button. It has a high-end ceramic dish and brass chamber. The lithium ion battery last for up to two days, even for you heavy vapers. The Cloud 2.0 includes
- Micro USB charger
- Loading tool
- Lithium Ion battery
- Wall Adapter
- 2x Titanium Coil Atomizer
- Great hit and easy to use
- Really cool hippy print with gold accents
- Hippy carrying case
ThermoVape RATING: Third Place
The Thermovape by Thermo Essence came with so many different attachments in so many different kit variations that it was very confusing trying to figure out which pieces were meant to be used in what ways. However, all of the modular variations are based on a single battery/body unit (which comes in either black or white) and made from the same materials, so we only need to provide one set of stats. All of the kits come with the base unit as well as batteries, chargers, and adapters. The only difference among the sets are the chamber modules and mouthpieces, which are all available as conversion kits as well (so you don’t need to rebuy the base unit).
Let’s break down the various options: The T1 kit is for use with flowers and comes with a wide metal chamber with a steel bowl attached to the top, a screw-on metal lid and a small plastic mouthpiece. The Evolution is also for use with flowers and includes a different heating unit, a thin metal convection cartridge, a small rubber gasket, a plastic insulating sleeve (which includes a tiny radial air deflector) and a mouthpiece.
The Revolution kit is for use with concentrates and comes with a small plastic mouthpiece and a thin, cylindrical steel chamber that “revolves” to reveal an opening into which you place your concentrate. When it’s attached to the body, the device resembles a screwdriver.
Other components available include the Liquid Conversion Kit (for use with glycerin), the Dart (Direct Application and Reloading Tool, for use with concentrates), the Pure Flow Filter tip (for Revolution), the Smooth Flow Moisture Conditioner tip (for T1), a glass adapter hose, extended mouthpieces, Tru-Flow UFO mouthpieces … like we said, it gets pretty complicated. But you don’t need to concern yourself with any of these advanced options if you prefer not to; simply buy one of the main kits and you’re good to go.
Regardless of which kit you get, this is a top-notch product. It’s very easy to load, easy to clean (either by boiling or by soaking in rubbing alcohol and then rinsing with warm water) and easy to activate. The Thermovape includes clear, simple directions, and there’s also a series of instructional videos online. In addition, all of the materials are 100 percent medical-grade (the company states that user safety is its top priority) and, unlike all of the other devices we tested, 100 percent designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA – something that mattered a lot to us. Sure, it’s not as thin as the standard pens (stealth was the only category it lost points in), and it takes a few seconds longer to get going, and one judge even claimed that his hit tasted a little like popcorn, but so what? We love popcorn … and we love the Thermovape.
Materials: Aerospace-grade, cold-finished aluminum; lead-free, nickel-plated brass; FDA-approved Delrin plastic polymer
Heating: Wire; ceramic; aluminum and brass housing; 420°F
For use with: T1, Evolution: flowers; Revolution: concentrates; glycerin (with conversion kit)
Kit includes: Body; four “Tenergy” RCR123a batteries; battery charger; car adapter; wall adapter
Price: Revolution, $149.99; Evolution, $154.99; T1, $199.99
TRIPPY STIXRATING: 9/10
Are you ready to trip out? Of course you are. Trippy Stix is the most customizable and most unique vape pen on the market. Trippy stix can be used with wax or liquid. It has a patented glass chamber that is one of the deepest I’ve came across.Trippy Stix is a vape pen you are going to want to show off. It stands out from the rest of vapes out today. It’s super easy to use and fully customizable with limited designs. This vape is taking the vaporizer world in to a new galaxy and is already considered the cream of the crop. It’s definitly a top buy and also comes with
- Usb Charger
- The Activator
- The Vapor Chamber
- Four Chrome Trippy Tips
- 2.0 Vapor Chamber
- Trippy Stix User Guide
- Hits great
- Works well with shatter and wax
- Cool design
WHAT COULD BE BETTER
THE DABBLERRATING: 9/10
The Dabbler is a push button pen from Vapor Brothers is of the highest all-around quality out today. The Dabbler is very easy and pleasing to use. It allows you to take humungous hits with ease.
It comes with an animal print design, so if you are going stealth mode it might stand a little bit. If you’re flashy or want to show off, this is right up your alley.
The Dabbler is made in the good old U.S.A. The heating chamber is made of high-end ceramic and comes with a chip that monitors the temp and timing. When it heats up when you are taking huge repetitious hits it will not outgas harmful metals. The Dabbler pen kit includes
- Battery with built in charger
- USB Adapter
- Pick tool
- Super reliable.
- Delivers big hits.
- Doesn’t get super hot
- Easy to load and use
- Stylish and nice design
- does not offgas toxic chromium
WHAT COULD BE BETTER
- Not good for stealth mode
- A bit heavy and flashy
G PENRATING: 9/10
The G-pen has withstood the test of time and is still on top as the most bought vape pen. The G Pen Herbal Vaporizer Pen is specifically designed to use with dry herbs.
It has a stainless steel glass case, a scientifically hardened glass sleeve and top of the line heating chamber tank. This is a Grenco Science product so you can be assured that you’re getting a top quality product. Grenco is known for their durability and they live up to their reputation with the G-pen. It is extremely durable believe me. This pen has a powerful high-end heating coil making it one the top vaporizer pens around.
The G-pen comes with some awesome accessories to and they are as follows:
- 1 G pen herbal tank
- 1 G pen wired USB charger
- 3 G1 rechargeable G pen battery cleaning tips
- 1 G cleaning brush
- 2 glass sleeves
- Dried herbs not included
- Most bought pen for a reason
- Top end heating coil
- Tons of accessories
WHAT COULD BE BETTER
SNOOP DOGG G PRORATING: 7/1
As technology has advanced, Grenco is keeping up. They now offer convection vaporization in the Snoop Dogg G pro-herbal pen. This means there will now be a more consistent heating (no more shaking). It features 3 variant temps allowing you a custom and pleasurable vape.
Being a Grenco product once again it’s extremely durable. The internal structure is masterfully designed with a heavy duty stainless steel heating chamber. It only will release the active botanical ingredients, so you are not getting the detrimental and harmful by-products or off gases. This reason alone is reason enough to buy.
Oh and the battery life just keeps going and going some more. This is the ultimate vape pen as it works with dry flowers, herbs, and wax. It’s good looking too as Snoop himself helped with the design. Here is what Snoop had to say about it “ I’m excited to drop my newest G pen, the G Pro on my birthday. What better way to celebrate with me than to get lifted like a G”.
- Variable Temps
- Huge Hits
- Heavy Duty Chamber
- Use Wax or Herbs
- Tons of accesories
WHAT COULD BE BETTER
E-CIGS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SMOKING TRADITIONAL CIGARETTES
You have probably seen your friends at work smoking some type of e-cig. Or perhaps someone has told you about how they had stopped smoking regular cigarettes and are now using a vape. There are many reasons to switch from cigarettes to e-cigs, cost over time and health considerations are the big ones.
A standard pack of cigarettes around my area is around seven bucks. In some places with all of the extra taxes can be over ten bucks. With a vape pen, you just have the upfront cost and then the supplies (juice or liquid) over time. This is significantly cheaper than cigarettes after just a month or two.
Many people are switching to vaporizer just for health reasons. The cancer risk comes from the burning of plant material turning it into smoke, along with the other additives in the tobacco. With vaping, the liquid turns into water vapor so the cancer risk from the smoke is eliminated. The only concern with the vape would be the quality of the juice you are using to vape.
BEST E-CIGARETTE OPTIONS
A lot of times new comers just think all vaporizers are the same so any one will do. Then they just buy the cheapo e-cig at the gas station, it has a harsh vape, horrible flavor, difficult to use, goes through expensive refill cartridges too fast, doesn’t operate for long before the battery dies, the list goes on and on. This is where buying the right device comes in. With e-cigs you have to buy a product that is easy to use and doesn’t make you feel like you are putting in a bunch of labor just to relax with some nicotine.
THE INFERNORATING: 10/10
Trying to quit cigarettes? The Inferno is the ticket to freedom. I smoked for fifteen years and this is how I quit with ease. I wish The Inferno was out earlier I would have saved my health (priceless) as well as loads of money.
Volcano developed this product so you know from the start that it’s extremely durable and well made. One thing I think we all enjoy about smoking is blowing huge clouds, and the Inferno definitely lets you accomplish that.
One new function on the Inferno is its long lasting battery life and you can now use it while it is charging. The Inferno’s coils and batteries are top of the line. It also comes in 8 different colors.
- Saves your life
- Saves you money
- Extremely durable
- Variety of colors
- Long lasting battery
WHAT COULD BE BETTER
OTHER VAPORIZERS THAT YOU MAY LIKE
The laws governing vaporizers and electronic cigarettes are not consistent throughout the nation. Please consult laws that cover your area (local, state, national) for how to stay within the boundaries of the law while using your device. These devices are to be used with legal substances, herbs, flowers and plants only. Please consult and follow the manufacturer’s instructions specific to any device for proper and safe usage.