Vape pens are small, discreet, and highly portable, which makes them ideal for wax and oils.
If you’re looking for a vaporizer to use on the go, nothing beats a vape pen. But with so many different pens to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right one, especially if this is your first time buying one.
We’ve simplified the process by rounding up our top picks for the best vape pen for wax and oil.
KandyPens Galaxy Vape Pen
The Galaxy by KandyPens was awarded the title of Best Vape Pen by The Vape Critic. It’s sleek, discreet, and well-designed.
What makes this pen so great? For starters, it offers temperature control, so your concentrates always vaporize at the appropriate temperature.
The Galaxy offers three temperature settings: 430°, 390° and 350°. It also features dual quartz rods and a quartz crystal chamber.
When it comes to flavor, nothing beats a quartz crystal chamber. It’s even better than titanium or ceramic.
The deep chamber can hold up to 0.5g of wax or oil, so you can enjoy longer sessions. This wickless vaporizer pen features a titanium coil and is 510 threaded.
The Galaxy pen is constructed without any glues or dyes, and comes with a hard shell carrying case.
Using the pen is easy:
- Remove the mouthpiece.
- Fill the chamber with your wax using the dab applicator tool.
- Press the K button five times in a row to turn it on.
- The button should blink green to indicate that it’s operating on the medium heating level.
To change temperatures, press the K button three times in a row. The LED light will indicate which temperature you have chosen. On the highest temperature (430°), the light will be blue. On the medium setting (390°), the light will be green. And on the lowest setting (350°), the light will be red.
- Inhale and enjoy.
The Galaxy pen comes with a battery, mouthpiece, charger, dab applicator tool, and a hard case. On the highest temperature setting, it’s hard to beat the vapor quality that this pen produces.
The Galaxy easily produces some of the thickest clouds we’ve ever seen with a vaporizer pen. This is, hands-down, the best vape pen for waxes and oils.
Dr. Dabber describes its pens as “high class with a low profile.” Sleek, compact and discreet, this pen is one of our favorites for on-the-go use.
Dr. Dabber’s pens are constructed with titanium for enhanced flavor and high resistance. The flavor may not be as rich as with the Galaxy pen, but it comes in at a close second.
Titanium’s high resistance allows for a lower and more accurate temperature when vaporizing essential oils and waxes. The atomizers in Dr. Dabber pens heat slowly, which allows for a smoother, richer taste. Most other pens on the market use standard coils that burn hotter and alter the flavor of the vapor. That’s why many people complain of an electric or a burnt taste when using pens.
The unique coil used in Dr. Dabber pens is lower down in the chamber, which makes it easier to load and minimizes leakage. Its battery is larger than average, too, so you enjoy longer sessions.
Each pen comes with a bonus atomizer, storage ball, a dab tool and everything else you need to get started right away.
Dr. Dabber offers two vape pens:
The Ghost is the original Dr. Dabber pen, and the Light Kit is simply a more compact version of the Ghost.
The Light pen is the most discreet and portable vaporizer pen offered by Dr. Dabber.
Depending on your usage, the Ghost Battery will deliver between 250 and 300 hits on one charge. The average user will get about seven days of usage before needing to recharge, while a heavy user may have to recharge every 3 to 4 days. The Light Battery is smaller and will only deliver about 100 hits on a single charge. But The Dr. Dabber Light is more lightweight, compact, and travel-friendly. Recharging only takes about two hours.
Just like the Galaxy pen, the Ghost Pen is very easy to use.
- Click the power button five times in a row. The light will blink three times to indicate that the power is on.
- Unscrew and remove the mouthpiece.
- Press and hold the power button to test the atomizer before you load it. The coil should go red.
- Using the dabber tool, load the oil or wax directly onto the coil. Do not make direct contact with the coil.
- Replace the mouthpiece.
- You’re good to go!
Dr. Dabber pens are so easy to use, and will never burn your waxes or oils.
If you’re looking for a discreet and portable vaporizer pen that heats waxes and oils slowly, Dr. Dabber is the right choice for you.
When it comes to ease-of-use, it’s hard to beat the O.Pen Vape pen. At one time, these pens were only available in Washington and Colorado because their disposable cartomizers came prefilled with CO2 oil. Now, the company sells empty cartridges that you can fill with your own herbal oils.
The empty cartridges are easy to fill and simply screw into the pen for easy use. Once attached, all you have to do is draw air through the mouthpiece to heat up the unit. The first draw is what initiates the initial heat-up. There’s an LED at the tip of the pen that lights up during use to let you know that the pen is on.
The pen’s heating element will stay on for a maximum of eight seconds, which is more than enough time for even the longest draws.
The O.Pen Vape pen is incredibly discreet, and some models can even double as a computer stylus (although this feature isn’t exactly useful for most people).
O.Pen Vape still sells prefilled cartridges to eligible customers in Washington, California, and Colorado. The only downside to the prefilled cartridges is that you’re extremely limited to whatever your distributor has in stock (you can’t buy them online). But if you’re not interested in filling your own cartridges, this is a convenient solution.
Depending on the size and how often you use the pen, cartridges will last between 100 and 200 puffs.
We like the O.Pen Vape pen because you can fill it with your own essential oils. If you live in Washington, Colorado, California, you can also purchase prefilled cartridges at your local dispensary or distributor for added convenience.
With no buttons to mess around with and cartridges that are easy to attach, it doesn’t get any easier than the O.Pen Vape pen. The only drawback is that you can’t adjust the internal temperature.
Which Wax Pen Is Right For Me?
These are our top three picks for the best pen for wax and oils, but which one is the right choice for you? That depends on your needs and your usage habits.
If you’re looking for a vape pen that offers maximum flavor and thick vapor, the Galaxy pen is the best option. It’s affordably priced, easy to use, and features a quartz crystal chamber for the best possible flavor. It also offers three temperature settings to give you complete control over the thickness and flavor of your vapor.
If stealth is your primary concern, Dr. Dabber may be the best choice – particularly the Light Kit. It’s compact, lightweight, and easy to use. You may not have control over the temperature, but Dr. Dabber uses slow-heating atomizers, so you never have to worry about burning your waxes or oils.
If price and ease-of-use are your top concerns, the O.Pen Vape is your best choice. To use, simply attach the cartridge and inhale. If you live in certain states, you can purchase pre-filled cartridges for added convenience, or you can purchase empty cartridges and fill them yourself. The O.Pen Vape pen is one of the most affordable choices, but doesn’t compromise on quality.