Grenco Science has always been a big player in the vaporizer industry with their line of product and endorsements and partnerships from celebrities like Action Bronson and Snoop Dogg
. They have so many products that even they seem to see that it’s making a lot of their own products feel sort of redundant and they seem to be poking fun at it with the unit we’re reviewing today. This unit is called the JAG, which seems to be short for “Just Another G pen”. We didn’t make that up; it’s printed right on the box. With a name like that, we weren’t expecting much from this unit, but we reviewed it anyway to see what it could do so let’s get into it to see the results of our testing!
Review: JAG Vaporizer
How It Works
The unit has a button lock feature that can be turned on and off by pressing the power button 3 times. Once the lock is off, pressing the power button will activate the coil inside the wax tank attached to the unit. If you hold the power button for about 12 seconds, the auto shutoff will engage to protect the battery. To load your unit, Grenco provides a little material tool on a keychain to transfer your extracts into your tank. Once it’s loaded, just put the mouthpiece back on the unit, press the power button and take nice slow draws from the unit to enjoy your vapor!
There is absolutely no temperature flexibility in this unit as you’d expect from a 1 button unit. The temperature in the unit all depends on how long you hold the power button and how hard you take draws. The harder you draw, the more cool air you allow to pass by the coil at once and the cooler it will be inside the tank. Otherwise, you can’t control the temperature at all.
The vapor quality from this Micro G is decent. The tank features sufficient air flow to keep the coil at the right temperature to properly vaporize your extract without becoming too cool to properly do its job. That being said, the vapor is slightly on the warm side and is a bit irritating. That’s due to the fact that there is no real mechanism to cool the vapor like we discussed in our “What Makes Good Vapor Quality?
” post, be it with distance or the use of a material that would have a significant cooling effect on the vapor. The one thing we can say about this unit is that the little bit of plastic they did use right in the tip of the mouth piece didn’t add a plastic flavor to the vapor, which could have very well spoiled the experience completely.
This unit is actually quite well built and is mostly made of metal. The parts are all well machined and makes the unit feel quite robust, reliable and high quality. The unit also looks quite simple, but the design is well executed and all features seem to have been attended to with great attention to detail. There is even a silicone mold inside the mouth piece that creates a nice seal between the tank and the mouth piece to give the vapor a straight path to travel to the user.
One thing that you can count on with pen vaporizers is that they’ll have amazing battery life because of how small they are and how simple their tasks are. You’ll be able to go for quite a while without having to charge this unit. Depending on how frequently you use it, you may only need to charge it every couple weeks.
This unit is really portable because it’s so small and shaped in such a way that it fits nicely in your pocket. The metal used to make the unit also make it easy to carry it from one place to the next without worrying that it will break. The button lock also ensures that the unit won’t be turned on while in transit. One thing you’ll need to make sure of is that you don’t carry it in the same pocket as your keys or other sharp objects as the shiny coating does scratch pretty easily.
Ease of Use
This unit is very easy to use though it can be a bit challenging to load. The tool provided doesn’t make it all that easy to get the extracts off the tool and into the tank, and the tank’s shape makes it difficult to place the extracts close enough to the coil to get proper vaporization of your extracts. Actually using the unit once it has been loaded is easy, but getting there could be a lot less difficult in our opinion.
This unit’s size and shape provide a huge advantage when it comes to discreetness because of how easily it fits into the average person’s hand. This makes it really easy to have stealthy, practically odorless sessions in more public settings. Once you’re finished your session, you can easily fit this unit into just about any pocket and be on your way in a flash. As a result, it easily covers the Top 3 Characteristics of a Discreet Vaporizer.
This unit did perform pretty well, but there is one big issue that does make the unit a bit less desirable: just about any other Micro G will do. There is nothing really special about this particular unit when measured up to the others except for the look, which is so basic it might as well not even be mentioned. That combined with how frustrating it can be to load, the quality of the vapor, and that the coating is easily damaged made us feel like this unit simply wasn’t worth the price. It’s an excellent try from Grenco, but there are other units out there that perform just as well or better and provide a better bang for your buck. In the end, this really is just another G pen.
So what do you think, fellow connoisseurs? Do you think it’s important for manufacturers to make sure every product is unique?
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Warning: Not Compatible with ZEUS Iceborn
This vaporizer is not compatible with the ZEUS Iceborn, a revolutionary new vapor cooling system designed to produce cooler draws and bigger clouds when connected to your vaporizer. The ZEUS Iceborn adds an additional 2 points to the vapor quality score of compatible units, so we highly recommend considering a whip-compatible vaporizer to take advantage of this stellar ZEUS accessory item. All compatible vaporizers will have a compatibility notice.
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