The increasing popularity of waxes and concentrates spurred a lot of companies to develop their own brand of dab pens. Whether you’re looking to buy a dab pen for the first time or planning to add/upgrade your existing line of dab pens, read on. Here’s our Big Daddy Smoke take on the best dab pen brands for 2019.
The Utillian 5 is a rugged piece of dab pen efficiency. You have 4 temperature settings, 2 efficient black ceramic coils, and whopping 1050mAh battery. The dab pen is very easy to use. With several clicks on the power button, you can cycle through 2.2v, 2.4v, 2.6v, & 2.8 for a different vaping experience.
Customize your session further by changing between the kanthal coils and triple ceramic coils. The kanthal coils are perfect for low-temperature dabs, giving you one of the best flavor experience in vaping. If you want to go further, change to the triple titanium coil. Set the temperature on high, and you get strong hits and massive clouds. Because both of these coils are raised, loading is easier and cleaner. Load it and hit it without having to struggle with forcing your dabs deep in the chamber.
Another plus is that even at the highest temperature settings, the Utillian 5 can last a long time in a single charge. It can take 45 minutes of continuous use on the highest setting. Unfortunately, it does not have a battery indicator, which can be a hassle if you’re on the go.
Now we want to let you know that this baby hits huge. Don’t let the small portability fool you. Even in low-temperature settings, you still get quite a hit and moderate vapor production. If you want face-melting, knock-out punching vapes, go to 2.8v and the Utillian 5 will knock you right out of the park. This is a serious dab pen that means business and highly suitable for expert dabbers. Beginners beware.
If you want a cute-sized dab pen that delivers top-notch flavor, look no further than the KandyPens CRYSTAL. Standing at 4 inches tall and roughly an inch in diameter, The KandyPens CRYSTAL is one of the most portable and discreet dab pens in the market.
The dab pen is called CRYSTAL because it has a quartz bowl that sits on top of the stove-top heating element. It’s a cool atomizer because when you load it, your concentrate looks like it’s suspended above the heating element. You don’t have to worry about touching the coils or spend time cleaning them. It also has a glass mouthpiece, giving you a clean vapor path with minimal draw resistance and a pure experience.
The 900mAh 510 threated battery has 4 voltage pre-sets of 2.6v, 3.0v, 3.6v, and 4.2v with their respective LED indicators. For easy use, 2 clicks on the power button and you enter the sesh mode. This keeps the device heating for 10 seconds without pressing on the power button. Perfect for small, rapid draws, or one huge rip.
When it comes to flavor, the CRYSTAL is just amazing. The heat and purity of the quartz give off one of the flavorful vapors that you can get in a dab pen. The clouds are pretty decent, and the atomizer can satisfy any cloud chaser. The mouthpiece can get hot after a while, especially during back-to-back sessions, but a couple of downtimes in between can help keep it cool.
What made the Yocan Magneto one of our top brands is that it’s a simple yet effective dab pen. It’s very user-friendly and can go as high as 3.7 volts.
The charm of the Magneto is in its magnetic locking system. Every part snaps into place thanks to its powerful magnetic connection. No more twisting and turning, which means no worries about pressing on the firing pin. No worrying about spillage either, as long as you use the recommended atomizer attachment. You also have this atomizer cap that functions as a loading tool. You don’t have to deal with messy loading and the concentrate falling to the side of the atomizer.
With a 1100mAh ego-style 510 threaded battery, the Yocan Magneto can last for days in between charging. However, you don’t have to thread the battery to a charger. The Magneto has a micro USB slot at the side, which makes charging convenient and straightforward.
The atomizer is made of ceramic coils which deliver the purest flavor of your concentrates. It heats up fairly quickly, but it The Yocan Magneto does not have a cyclable temperature setting like the Utillian 5. You have to pulse on the power button to get the right vapor temperature that you need. On the first pulse, it may take 5 seconds to heat up. On the succeeding pulse, you can space it to 1-2 seconds and puff as you go. Pulsing is necessary because the magneto can go from low to high in a manner of seconds. You get the best flavor and control this way.
Classy, sleek, and sexy, the Mig Vapor Wasp dab pen delivers vapor as good as it looks. Its sophisticated engineering is designed for discreet vaping with maximum flavor delivery. Each part of the Wasp is more than just for catching your attention. Every component makes the Wasp a highly efficient dab pen that is worth every dollar.
The Wasp is one of the fastest dab pens in the market. It gets into temperature within 2-3 seconds. The ego-style 900mAh battery heats up your 1.0-ohm coil to 400°F-455°F. Just like the Magneto, the Wasp has a one-button function for easy vaping. Press on it, and it will begin vaporizing your concentrate in seconds. Although it does have a limited temperature range, the flavor is undeniable and the vapor production is highly satisfying.
The atomizer carries carborundum coils which have a high thermal conductivity that efficiently vaporizes your concentrate without burning. It has a cool polycarbonate viewing chamber that allows you to see just how much vapor you’re getting as you vape. The Pyrex glass mouthpiece completes a clean vapor path without compromising taste and vaping experience. Heavy drawers will not have any issue with vaping because of the mesh attached beneath the mouthpiece. The mesh prevents your melted concentrate from getting inside your mouthpiece, so you only taste vapor.
If you want a really customizable dabbing experience, the Source Orb 4 is just the thing for you. Unlike other dab pens, you get 10 atomizers with your Source Orb 4 Signature Kit. Yes, 10 atomizers that have various temperature capacity for comprehensive vaping.
The heart of the Source Orb 4 is the Source volt max temp control box mod. It has various temperature settings designed to give you full control over your vaping session. The box mod is powered by a 2200 mAh Sony 18650 battery that you charge via micro USB. Depending on the temperature settings, you can get about 2-3 days of usage before the next charge.
So, what will you do with the 10 atomizers? Each atomizer operates in a specific temperature setting. Some atomizers are perfect for low temperature vaping, while others can take the maximum temperature of the box mod. How you match the temperature of the Orb 4 to the atomizer has a massive impact on your vaping experience. However, that also means no atomizer should be used for various temperatures. The low-temp atomizers will break if you use them on high-temperature settings. Conversely, the high-temperature atomizers won’t give satisfying hits if you use them for low-temp vaping.
Still, the Source Orb 4 Signature Kit will always have something for every vaper.
The Dr. Dabber Aurora is an award-winning dab pen that is the perfect blend of durability, innovation, stealth, and functionality. Its discreet design belies the big hits that you can get from this “crazy good vape pen.”
The Dr. Dabber Aurora does away with threading with its SnapTech Magnetic technology to make assembly and use easy. Every piece snaps in to place so you won’t waste time preparing the unit. It takes seconds, not minutes, to change your atomizer instantly. You have separate atomizers dedicated for oil, wax, and solid concentrates for satisfying and flavorful vaping.
The battery has 3 variable voltage settings perfect for each atomizer. 3 clicks on the power button and the battery will cycle through your preferred temperature. It takes 2 hours to fully charge and can last for 300 draws.
The Dr. Dabber Aurora is one of the discreet dab pens around in terms of design and vapor. The lowest temperature setting gives you the best flavor with minimal clouds so that you can use it unnoticed. However, do note that the Aurora is created for low-temperature vaping. Even the highest setting is still moderate for experienced vapers. It’s the perfect dab pen for beginners as well as those who prefer to get full flavors and subtle hits with their dabs.
Last but not least on our dab pens is the G Pen Nova by Grenco Science. It’s one of the amazing yet affordable entry-level dab pens in the market.
The G Pen Nova has a 510 thread-compatible battery and has a 300mAh capacity. Charging takes less than an hour to complete so you won’t have to wait long to start dabbing. Still, the battery life is relatively long considering the small capacity. It does, however, limit the temperature control. The pen heats up at 3.2v, 3.5v, and 3.9v. Its simple operation makes it the best dab pen for those who are new to vaping.
Despite its limited temperature range, the G Pen Nova delivers decent flavor and vapor production. To make up with the lack of temperature flexibility, Grenco Science made sure that the G Pen Nova offers satisfying consistent hits, at least for concentrates. It somewhat lacks on the herb department, although it’s very rare for 2-in-1 vaporizers to function equally well on both departments.
There you have it, the best dab pens to choose from for 2019. These dab pens have rave reviews from both testers, vapers, and expert reviewers. Every single one has its own unique design and feature that makes it a step above the other competition. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert vaper, these dab pens have what it takes to give you the best vaping experience.
Have you tried one of these dab pens? Which one is your favorite? Please feel free to share your experience and preference in our comment section!