Small vaporizers shaped like pens have been flooding the market over the past few months. We at TorontoVaporizer appreciate such smart design ideas but we have tested many of these units and have to say that most did not even remotely pass our stringent TorontoV tests. Today we will review the G Pen Oil Vaporizer. It is probably called G because the company making it is called Grenco Science. Most pen style units (for example the Atmos Raw
) are not even vaporizers, so it’s a bit of a mine sweeper game for people looking to buy a functional pen style vape.
G Pen does unannounced changes and updates on the unit quite frequently. So there is a huge problem with not being able to buy parts or buying parts that end up being incompatible with your version. This gets most people to buy a new pen when having issues with the old one. When we used to carry the unit, we had quite a lot of issues on that front and big problems when units came defective out of the box. That resulted in TorontoV officially dropping the unit, despite its pros and cons. Generally we would just recommend to go with newer technology and get something that will last like the Crafty Vaporizer
, which can do the job the G Pen does 10 times better with its liquid pad and convection heating chamber. The cost is higher, but then again you will certainly go through 1-3 G Pens a year if you use it frequently. You will only have to buy one Crafty for the next few years as it is made in Germany. As the British used to say, “I am not rich enough to buy cheap stuff”.
G Pen Vape Review
How It Works
The unit has a decent feel to it and the stainless steel components make the unit look very classy. In addition, the unit is extremely lightweight and can be easily passed as a high end pen. As this unit is for oils and/or concentrates only, it will not be able to vaporize botanicals. This explains why the G Pen works even though the heating chamber is tiny. Grenco eventually released their own pen vape for botanical, which snoop dog endorsed (Follow the link for a review). This unit is fairly popular, but is not a vaporizer by any means.
The vapour quality achieved with this unit is surprisingly average considering the fact that this is a unit that is quite small and thin. The only drawback is that due to the small filling chamber, you really can’t get more than 3-4 very large draws from each filling, but it would be unfair to expect more from a pen shaped vaporizer with a tiny heating chamber like this. Many think that vaporizing isn’t as “visually appealing” as smoking, given that vapour has a tendency to be thin and whispy. With the G Pen though, you’re guaranteed to get that nice dense vapour that you’re used to with traditional combustion methods
without much of the same dangers.
The makers of the G Pen did a good job when thinking through the design of the vaporizer. The unit comes in a nice box that includes everything that you need to get started. The so called G tool is a spatula that is very handy when attempting to load the unit. The two oil containers can carry a lot of oil/concentrate, but are small enough to be carried around easily. The charging dock is also great, as it will enable you to charge your unit on any USB port or with the regular outlet plug. This is great as only cellphones have this type of charging setup and it shows how much research and development went into this unit, to allow connoisseurs to charge on the go.
Ease of Use
When you take the mouthpiece off the G Pen Vaporizer you can see a small whole in the middle of the opening. When you hold the button, a tiny element will start glowing red. That is the spot where you can put in your wax. Put the mouthpiece back on and hold the button. After holding the button for about 2-4 seconds, start drawing slowly.
When you put the unit in your pocket, make sure to press the button 5 times. This will lock the button so it won’t start heating when it is in your pocket. Just press the heat button 5 times to enable it again.
This unit is as discreet as they come. It is literally the size of a ballpoint pen and therefore can fit easily into your pocket, a briefcase and a purse. When transporting you just need to be careful if the oils you are using are extremely viscous, as having this unit upside down for a prolonged period of time may result in leakage. That being said, with thick, less viscous oils and concentrates, this is not a problem at all. There are a lot of great accessories available for the G Pen (sold separately). The most important and functional being the G Pen Travel Case. Seen to the left, this is a fantastic little accessory that comes with a USB charger, making it a great sidekick to your G Pen. It is also very convenient for travel and is no bigger than a business card holder!
This is a great little portable for the connoisseurs looking to vape oils and/concentrates. It’s compact, discreet, portable and produces decent vapour for its size. The primary appeal of the unit is its low price point and portability. However considering the percentage of units that break and the non-existant warranty, one may be better off investing in a proper portable vaporizer. Something like the Haze Vaporizer may be larger and more expensive, but in two years we will appreciate the decision. While the G Pen works you will probably like it And don’t forget the G Pen Travel Case for the convenient travel of your vape!
Enhance Your Experience
The ZEUS Bolt Grinder is a perfect pair for your G Pen. This combo will enable you to vaporize the most valuable part of your botanicals (the dust), found in the lower chamber of your grinder. It will make sure that you are using every last bit of your botanicals. This will actually save you some cash in the long run. The way to make the dust usable with the G Pen is incredibly simple. Collect the dust, add a tiny drop of water to the dust and form a little ball with your fingers. The combination of the water and dust will enable you to form perfect little “botanical dust balls” that are just absolutely delicious when vaporized with your G-Pen. This will give you a different and unmatched vaporization experience.
As you can see the G-Pen is a lot more versatile than one would think. It is a unit that is made for the most sophisticated of connoisseurs that love vaporizing oils, waxes or resins. In conjunction with the Bolt Grinder you can also treat yourself to some periodic accumulation of high quality dust as well!
Compatible with ZEUS Iceborn
This vaporizer is compatible with the ZEUS Iceborn, a revolutionary new vapor cooling system engineered by Canadian vape manufacturer ZEUSArsenal. The Iceborn is designed to produce cooler draws and bigger clouds when connected to your vaporizer. The vapour produced is ultra smooth and crisp and because of ice cooling, instead of water filtration, there is no loss of efficiency. The ZEUS Iceborn adds an additional 2 points to the vapor quality score of this vaporizer and is a highly recommended vaporizer accessory.
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