Thinking about whether to get a dry herb pen or a dab oil pen? Here’s a comparison between the two to help you decide which one to get.
A dry herb pen uses the same smoking materials that you enjoy with your bongs and pipes minus the combustion or burning of materials. It has a heating chamber powered by a battery to vaporize the essence of your flower and herbs. Depending on the design, the dry her dab pen vaporizes your herbs through direct heat (conduction) or hot air (convection).
A dab oil pen uses concentrates like (i.e., shatter, oil, wax). It works similar to a dab rig that wherein you put your concentrate in a coiled or coilless chamber. The number as well as the size of the coil/heating plate affects how strong a dab you will get from your dab pen.
Because of the difference of vaping material a dry herb vape pen is definitely a several steps lower than a dab oil vape pen in terms of strength. Dry herbs pens have about 10%-25% potency, while concentrates are at 60%-80%. If you are new to recreational smoking, we highly recommend that you start with a dry herb pen. If you are feeling adventurous and that regular smoking is no longer cutting it for you, definitely go for a dab oil pen.
It’s all about the quality of materials and manufacturing of the vape pen you are using. Both are equally safe to use in terms of charging and using. Gone are the days when you get pens that explode because of poor design and production.
If you are after a myriad of flavors and tastes, a dry herb pen should be on top of your list. You can mix herbs in the heating chamber to give you some sort of “vape tea” that has different layers of flavor and aroma.
When you vape with a dab oil pen, whatever flavor your concentrate is, that is what you will get. The choices of flavor are limited with what you get from suppliers.
A dry herb pen is easier to clean compared to dab oil pens. Thanks to the absence of combustion, you don’t have to deal with too much resin inside your dry herb pen. With a simple wipe of an Q-tip dipped in alcohol in the heating chamber and mouthpiece, your dry herb pen is as good as new. You can do this a couple of times a week, or go longer depending on how often you use your dry herb vape pen.
Maintaining a dab oil pen is different because concentrates stick to the tank and threading. You need to clean it after every session to prevent buildup that can affect the taste and function of your dab pen.
Both dry herb pens and dab oil pens have their distinct roles when it comes to your smoking needs. If you wish to get the best of both worlds, try getting vape pens that can load both dry herbs and concentrates. Do you have any questions about our dry herb pens and dab oil pens? Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment, or send us a message.