The Paragon is the newest vaporizer offered by Cloud Pen, and like all wax pens, it comes with lofty claims about it’s performance. Billed as “one of the world’s finest” vaporizers, you should expect something exciting out of the Paragon, right? Not so fast. We’ve all been down this road before. Taking marketing material at face value can end up being a big mistake, so let’s go ahead and look at the individual features of this vape, also if this is your first wax pen be sure to check out our Buyers Guide for helpful info and tips.
Review: Cloud Pen Paragon
How it Works
The Paragon is pretty average when it comes to how it works. It’s a one-button design. You click that button 5 times to turn it on. You can cycle between three temperature settings. When you want to take a draw, you hold the button for five seconds and then inhale.
Pretty normal procedures when it comes to vaping. There are two things about this that are unique though. For one, it has a built in NoGoo jar. These are supposed to stick less than most, and it is a convenient place to carry your concentrate. It also has an airflow setting, which is common on e-cig box mods but rare on herbal concentrate pens.
Temperature flexibility isn’t great. You only have three settings to choose between, which is really just one step above the bare minimum (not having any control).
And for that matter, you aren’t actually controlling the temperature in the Paragon, just the voltage. There are many option out there that offer much more control. The Paragon will get the job done, but it isn’t deserving of any awards in this respect.
We found the vapor quality to be average as well. Average isn’t bad, but it isn’t anything special either. The Paragon will put out respectable vapor that gets the job done.
The atomizer style (dual quartz rod w/ titanium coil) helps to protect the flavor, and the chamber is big enough to get big hits and/or a long session. Other good features include the wide mouthpiece and the airflow adjuster.
But the limited heat settings prevent you from really dialing the experience to your own preferences, and there are definitely units out there that put out a smoother final product.
In this department, the Paragon doesn’t impress but doesn’t disappoint either.
The manufacturing quality seems to be good. We didn’t have any problems with leaks, and everything functioned as it should. The best features are probably the bigger than average battery and the built-in concentrate container, as these both help with portability.
One concerning thing in regards to the overall quality is the warranty attached to this device. The atomizer is covered for a month from purchase, while the battery is only covered for a year. Compared to other vape pens, this is short.
While there’s no way to tell yet, you have to wonder why they wouldn’t cover it for longer if it was expected to last.
The portability of the Paragon is probably its strongest feature. I started talking about it above, but it’s worth repeating: the combination of a big battery and a design that features a place to hold your concentrate make this a very convenient concentrate pen to use on the go.
The battery should last up to 8 hours, and the NoGoo jar has enough room to last even heavy users through the day, especially if you pre-pack the chamber.
There are smaller units out there, which is something to think about if discretion is important to you. The wax container at the bottom of the pen is mentioned by many as a feature in this category, but in our experience, it really doesn’t help at all.
If discretion is really that important to you, you’ll have better luck loading your atomizer before hand. The jar on the bottom of this is convenient, but it doesn’t really do anything to help you be more discreet.
In our experience, the Paragon is an average vape pen at an average price. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But we aren’t going to lie to you and say that this is one of the best vaporizers we’ve ever used either.
If you are just looking for a unit that can get the job done and you find a deal on this one, it might make sense to pick one up.
On the other hand, there are a lot of other vaporizers out there that you may want to check out. The Dr. Dabber Aurora will offer better flavor and a wider range of atomizers included, and the ZEUS Thunder 2 offers a similar experience but at a lower entry point.
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