The Pro 3 makes our top 5 list due to its massive power in an extremely small device. If you want a great vape pen in a small package - this is it! If you just starting out with vaping, the Pro 3 is highly recommended thanks to everything you need...
Finding the Best Vape Pens In 2016
Vape Pens (also called E-gos) are preferred by many vapers who want satisfying vapor without carrying around a bulky device. A vape pen is perfectly sized for a pocket or purse, extremely cost effective, and powerful enough for most users. They are very easy to use, easy to refill, and simple to charge, making them the best device for many vapers who want more than a basic starter kit, but without investing in a vape MOD. A vape pen may be the perfect e-cigarette style for medium to heavy smokers, but that doesn't make choosing one easy.
There are dozens of choices in colors, sizes, and features when it comes to customizing these devices. These little electronic cigarettes make up a huge footprint in the vape industry and many electronic cigarettes users find that the vape pen is the best choice on the market. To use a vape pen, fill the tank with e-liquid, screw the tank onto the battery and press the button on the battery to use.
Many e-cig vendors sell complete vape pen starter kits and you will only need to fill the included tank and replace the atomizer inside the tank on occasion.
The battery part of a vape pen will last several months, depending on usage, before needing to be replaced. This is simply because all rechargeable batteries have a limit on the amount of times they can be charged before they lose their ability to hold their charge. The more you use it, the sooner you will want to replace it.
Don't worry, most vendors sell the battery by itself so you won't have to reinvest in a complete starter kit when you want to replace just the battery.
There is usually only one button on a vape pen. This button is pressed when you want to use the device, and can also use to turn the device on/off by rapidly pressing several times to toggle the power. If you carry it in your pocket, you may want to turn it off to avoid accidentally firing it while in your pocket.
Variable volt vape pens are the most popular. They usually have a dial at the bottom of the battery that you can turn to adjust the voltage and thus the vapor and flavor of the e-liquid you are using. There are some vape pens that use an LCD screen to show you the current voltage and the voltage on these pens are controlled by buttons instead of a dial. Either style is good, it is just a preference. I recommend starting at a low setting to start. If the flavor seems weak, turn the voltage up gradually until the vapor is to your taste.
Many smokers find that vape pens offer the best vapor, the best size, and for the best price. The overall value and flexibility makes vape pens a definite candidate to consider when shopping for a vaporizer. They are powerful and satisfying as well as easy to use.
Make sure you get some tasty e-liquid for your vape pen if you don’t already have some. Go to the page Best E-Liquid page to check out some quality e-liquids.
Vape Pens 101
When e-cigs first hit the market, there were few options to choose from and flavors were limited. What we call "cig-a-likes", or disposables, were pretty much your only choices, and they were/are the most basic e-cig you can buy. This was great for some, but most felt they needed more power/vapor and simply a better overall experience to keep them from going back to their traditional smokes. Thankfully the vape pen ( or "e-go") was born a few years later and what it did was only change the vaping world forever.
The vape pen opened us up to a whole new vaping experience. Thanks to the addition of a "tank" to hold your choice of vape juice and a much bigger battery, the daily vaper now had a vaping device that they could use all day. The vape pen tank is what holds the e-juice. Most vape pen tanks are very easy to take apart for re-filling and typically are built from plastic, resulting in more durability. These little changes would help bring vaping to a whole new level!
Most vapers prefer vape pens over the bigger mod style ecigs due to their simplicity, ease of use, and overall size. The majority of vape pens are rather thin and are easy to conceal, and easy to use due to the lack of buttons and power setups. These devices are pretty straight-forward when getting setup. Unscrew the tank lid, fill the tank with juice, twist it back together and screw it to the battery - and that's it!
For those who want a little more control of their vaping experience, we have put a few of our favorite pens that give you the option to increase/decrease the voltage with a few simple clicks of a button, on our "best vape pen" list.
The best vape pen kits will supply you with everything you need to get started ( in most cases they offer at least one bottle of ejuice).
- At least one battery, sometimes two
- an ejuice tank
- and typically two chargers - one for home and one for the computer USB.
After you settle on a device - and even if they give you one bottle of eliquid - we highly recommend picking up a few different flavors. Two reasons for this are 1.) It may take a few different flavors to find one you like - if you only have one flavor, and it's not what you expected or simply didn't like it you're going to be stuck with it until you buy more. And that takes us to reason number 2.) You never want to run out of ejuice! - this is the worst possible scenario when vaping, cause you know what the alternative is.... Plus you won't know exactly how long a bottle will last you in the beginning - as this varies from person to person. For me, a 15ml bottle typically lasts for a couple days.
Another feature that some of the most modern vape pens are capable of being used with is "dry herbs". These are becoming more and more popular recently due to the increase of marijuana use thanks to it becoming more and more legal throughout the US. Vaporizers that burn dry herbs only produce vapor from the actual user, as the device only produces vapor from the tip (inhale point). Since the herbs are being, well..vaporized.. this method can be much more efficient to that of a traditional smoking session and potentially make marijuana far more potent so approach with caution.
Aromatherapists have recently been encouraging patients who burn certain herbs and flowers for therapeutic reasons to look into purchasing a vape pen of some sort to simplify the process. Regardless of what you are vaping - a vape pen will make the whole process simpler and with less mess. Waxes and oils round out the third option that a select few vape pens can vaporize. The same concept as with e-juice and dry herbs, these "ingredients" may require a designated tank for them so pay close attention to what comes in the kit that you're possibly looking at purchasing. V2, for example, has a kit that you can add additional tanks to at the checkout.