Vape Pen Buyer’s Guide 2017 – Best Vaporizer Pens of the Year

Our Top Vape Pens of 2017

As it stands today, the concentrate vape pen market is currently saturated with a lot of different options. It can get pretty chaotic sifting through the various options that every buyer is presented with before making their purchase.

What we hope to accomplish here in this guide is lay out a few of our top vape pen picks for concentrate vaporization (and one if you're looking for a vape pen for dry herbs).

With that said, everyone's different in their preferences in how and where they use their vapes. Some people strictly vape at home, some only vape on the go, and then there are the people who do both.

Because of this, the best vape pen for you may not be the best one for someone else.

We took that into consideration and hope to simplify the experience of buying one of these excellent vaporizer pens by laying out all the information you need know before buying.

This guide will be in a short and concise format since we are aware not everyone has the time to read a bunch of long reviews.

However, if you are looking for a full-length review of any of these products, we will have a link that will take you right to the fully detailed written review which will cover absolutely everything about the device.

Here are the different categories of pens we will cover:

  • Best flavored and most versatile pen
  • Best vape pen for on the go use
  • Best vape pen for at home AND on the go use
  • Hardest hitting and largest capacity pen
  • Best vape pen for dry herb

With that being said, here are our picks for best vape pens on the market today:

Our #1 Ranked Vape Pen for Best Flavor and Vapor Quality and also the most versatile:


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Source Orb 4 Signature Kit with Two Different Colored Tops

SOURCE Vapes has been a company that has consistently improved upon their products with each iteration. Their "SOURCE Orb" line has been in general very well received for providing their customers with vast amounts of accessories, new innovative designs, as well as having reliable function from my experience.

The Source Orb 4 is currently our top rated vape pen based on our extensive testing with the unit. Hands down, the Orb 4 is the best overall vape pen on the market, and if you buy any from this list, the Orb 4 is what we recommend.

So what's new with the SOURCE Orb 4 and why is it my recommendation for most versatile and flavorful vape pen?

For starters, SOURCE has introduced a pretty cool magnetic locking system instead of the traditional method of using threads to connect the different pieces of the vaporizer.

Traditional threads can get pretty gunked up with heavy usage, especially if you aren't the most elegant dabber yourself - concentrates can get messy if don't have a lot of experience handling sappy and goopy concentrates!

I've been handed a few vape pens in my time that had horrendous amounts of oil caked into the threads, but this new magnetic locking system remedies that issue entirely.

The mouthpiece simply snaps off to reveal the atomizer and snaps back into place with a very strong magnet that holds the vape together very well.

The Orb 4 also carries over a feature that was previously only available on the SOURCE XL variant. Now the Orb 4 with its last iteration is featuring SOURCE Vape's variable airflow system to allow users to adjust the airflow to their personal liking.


Exterior View of Variable Airflow Inlets

This is something I love because I like a little more draw resistance personally with my vape pens, but some people may like a much more free flowing draw. It's all preference and gives more power to the user.

Now, this package includes either six or eight atomizers (depending on if you go with the Premium or the Signature kit).

Yes that's right, 6-8 atomizers!


Atomizers Included with the Signature Kit

The SOURCE Orb 4 kits offer a variety of traditional coil wrapped atomizers and coilless atomizers. Both have very unique distinctions between them in terms of vapor quality, and no one is truly better than the other. Which atomizer(s) you'll prefer is entirely subjective!

The coil atomizers are ideal for vapor production and getting massive hits quickly while on the go. Some people don't care about flavor or getting smooth vapor and just want to get the biggest hits possible. 

But nothing beats a coilless atomizer for sitting down at home and appreciating some high-quality concentrates. The coilless atomizers will slowly boil off your oil into delicious vapor that is potent, smooth, and very flavorful. 

What's great about buying a SOURCEVapes kit is that you don't even need to know what you prefer, they give you an assortment of atomizers to figure out what's best for YOU.


Ceramic Terra 2 Coil-less Atomizer. Only Included in the Signature Kit

There are currently two options you can go for when purchasing a SOURCE Orb 4:

There is the Premium Kit, which retails for $99.95

And the Signature Kit, which goes for $199.95

We're going to give you a brief breakdown of the differences between the two kits here, but if you want to get the full breakdown, be sure to check out our full SOURCE Orb 4 review.


Source Orb 4 Premium Kit Sporting a 650mAh Pen Style Battery

The Premium kit is great if you're looking for a versatile device that's offering premium features - at a budget oriented price point.

The 650mAh battery included with this kit will get you well over a days worth of usage and offers 7 steps of voltage adjustment so you can tune in the temperature of your atomizer.

The Premium Kit includes 6 total atomizers.


Source Orb 4 Signature Kit Sporting a 2200mAh Box Style Battery

If you came to this guide for the no compromises option, I would go straight for the Signature Kit.

All around, this kit gives you more flexibility than the Premium Kit, and I feel like this kit shows you what the SOURCE Orb 4 truly has to offer.

The 2200mAh battery has lasted me multiple days of usage, which is great for someone (like me) who forgets to charge their various devices every night.

Not only do you get more battery life, but you are also able to deliver more power to your atomizers. What this means is that you have the option of using SOURCE's coilless atomizers, which offer best in class flavor and smoothness with outstanding vapor production.

The battery included with the Premium Kit simply can't power some of SOURCE's more powerful atomizers.

Also, if you dislike using watts as your means of adjusting power, fear not! The SOURCE Volt battery with the Signature Kit offers its users two modes of adjusting the temperature.


Variable Wattage Mode (Left) Temperature Control Mode (Right)

You have a temperature control mode where you can set the vape from a range of 200F-700F. Or you can put it in normal variable wattage mode.

I feel people who don't have much experience with eCigs would find the temperature control much simpler and less intimidating.


Right now, the Orb 4 is not only one of the best bang for your buck options on the market, but probably the best vape pen on the market period.

There's a little bit of something for everyone here, not to mention you're getting a product backed by a company who only uses quality materials in their atomizers and have public certifications and test results to back their claims.

So no matter if you're a veteran or a beginner, the Orb 4 will suit you perfectly. Whether you like pure flavor, big hits, or both, there's an atomizer that will allow you to enjoy that experience with the Orb 4.

You really can't go wrong with this vaporizer pen. We recommend the Signature Kit if you want the pen with the most atomizer options and the most powerful battery, but the Premium Kit is a great option with an entry level price tag that surely won't disappoint either.

Both of them are the best all around pens on this list by far.

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>>Click Here to read our in-depth Source Orb 4 review where we break down every atomizer and the difference between the Premium and Signature Kits.

*We're trying to keep this vape pen guide nice and short so we didn't expand on everything here, but our review gets into much more detail.

Best Vape Pens for Discreetness & On-The-Go Use:

Atmos Kiln RA Kit - $69.95 from Vaporizer Chief  (Use promo code 'BUDS' and get 10% off your purchase)

The Atmos Kiln RA is the latest version of their Kiln series and one of the best wax vaporizer pens on the market today. This unit features a heating chamber that is made of pure ceramic and is capable of producing some of the tastiest hits I’ve ever experienced. In addition to the fantastic taste, it is incredibly efficient which means you’ll get the most out of your dabs while conserving your material. When a vape pen is manufactured with flavor in mind, I find that often it will lacking in power and potency. With the Kiln RA Kit, that’s definitely not the case. This device features a compact 950mAh lithium-ion battery that is capable of producing huge vapor hits while also lasting throughout a day of constant toking.

One of the best features of this latest version is the re-buildable atomizers. If you are new to the vape pen industry, you might not realize that every model utilizes an atomizer to heat up your concentrates. Over time, these atomizers will slowly wear out and eventually need to be replaced. The original Kiln heating attachment did not provide access to the atomizer and when it burned out, the entire unit needed to be replaced. With the new Kiln RA kit, that’s a problem you'll never have to worry about it. This unit is engineered with an advanced dual post system that makes changing out the coils simple as ever, saving you both money and time!

Another great aspect of the Kiln RA that is sometimes overlooked is the discreetness factor.  This device is less than 4 ½ in. long and can be almost entirely concealed in the palm of your hand.  From the picture above, you can see a clear difference in length between it and the Source Orb 4. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a vape pen that offers this kind of stealth and portability to go along with a super-efficient ceramic heating element. As a result I consider it to be one of the top overall units, particularly for on the go use!


Kandypens Gravity - $129.95 from Kandypens 

So what makes the Gravity perfect for on the go and home use? I’ll tell you exactly what; it’s two vastly different atomizers.

The Gravity is sporting both a quartz coil atomizer and a ceramic coil-less atomizer. Each one offers a very distinct experience that are both ideal for different use scenarios.

Kandypens Gravity vape pen

The Gravity is using a quartz coil atomizer similar to the one in the Galaxy.


The Gravity’s dual quartz coil atomizer is fantastic for getting very large draws while on the go. Its vapor production comes on fast and is great when you only have a little bit of time to take a puff or two.

While the quartz coils are great for getting large hits very quickly, I find they aren’t the best for getting smooth and flavorful draws. The ceramic atomizers slowly boil off the concentrate instead of vaporizing the oil rapidly with a red hot coil, which gives the coil-less ceramic atomizer with this kit a much better flavor.


I like the coil-less ceramic atomizer for just sitting around home. You can actually appreciate the nuanced flavors of your concentrates that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to with a quartz coil atomizer.

Vapor production isn’t as good as the quartz coils, but I find the vapor with the ceramic atomizer to be more enjoyable altogether, however.

Similar to the Galaxy, you’re also getting a battery that has variable voltages.

The Gravity offers four different temperature settings. I really like the lowest setting on this vape with quartz coils. Vapor production is still great on the low setting, and I find it makes the vape more enjoyable for on the go use.

So if you're someone who likes to vape both at home and on the go, and you want the option to do either big, quick hits or slow and more flavorful draws, the Kandypens Gravity is the vape pen for you.


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Hardest Hitting Vaporizer Pen and Largest Chamber:

SOURCE Orb XL Flosstradamus Kit - $119.95 from Vaporizer Chief


This has been the vaporizer that I have recommended over and over again to my friends who vape excessive amounts of concentrates.

It’s a hard hitter with a stupidly large atomizer that lets you load about a half gram of melty concentrate if you’re crazy like that.

I have a lot of experience with the SOURCE XL double and triple quartz coil atomizers, and the triple coils offered here are fantastic for the person who simply cares about getting the biggest clouds and hardest hitting vapor possible.

If you like to load the chamber full every time, the triple coils are perfect for that.

Overall, it is really convenient to simply load a large amount of oil instead of constantly reloading an atomizer. You can load a large .3 glob, and that will get a normal user well through a day of vaping.


You also should factor in the size of this vaporizer pen; it is comparatively very large to the other offerings on this list. However, that is the price you pay if you want to have the hardest hitting vape pen on the market.

Even with that said though, the SOURCE Volt battery does a great job at condensing the whole kit into a pocketable size.


Size Comparison Between the SOURCE Orb XL (Left) and SOURCE Orb 4 (Right)

Unlike a pen style battery which adds additional length, the box battery condenses everything into an easy to grip box. I personally prefer the ergonomics of a box battery as opposed to a typical pen style battery.


Selling for only $119.95, the Flosstradamus vape pen by SOURCE is priced very competitively when compared to the other pens on the market, and it gives you the option to add lots of extras too like the Orb 4 atomizers, the SOURCE nail atomizers, and more.


If you're looking for the hardest hitting vape pen on the market and one that has a crazy high capacity, buy the SOURCE Orb XL Flosstradamus edition without question.


>>Click Here if you want to read our full Orb XL Flosstradamus Edition review before deciding to buy<<

Best Vape Pen for Dry Herb:

V2 Pro Series 3 - $84.98 (with the loose-leaf cartridge) from V2

V2 Pro Series 3 vape pen

If you're looking for a vape pen that can do dry herb, the V2 Pro Series 3 is the best option on the market right now.

While almost every pen out there claims it can do dry herb, the truth is, most of them just combust your material instead of vaping it. The Series 3 is one of the few that actually does what it says and vaporizes your herb.

The Series 3 can also do concentrates and e-liquids, but to be honest, it doesn't deliver quite as well in those departments compared to other options out there.

The main reason I would recommend this pen is if you want to be able to do your dry herb with a pen form factor. It does a great job with herbs, but if you are more of a concentrate user, go with one of the other pens on the list.

Using the Series 3 is just like most other vaporizer pens, so I won't get too much into it right now. If you want more details check out the link to our full review here.

As far as battery life goes, you can get around 3-4 sessions from every charge, and the battery recharges in about 90 minutes.

This unit also has pass-through charging, so you can have it plugged in while you're vaping.

Due to the fact that the Series 3 is an actual pen, it's very discrete for public use since most people will just think it's a regular e-cig.

If you want to be able to enjoy your dry herb in public with a pen form factor, this is the unit you want.

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>>Click Here to check out our full V2 Pro Series 3 review and video before you buy<<

Conclusion - Which Vape Pen is Best For You?

Overall, I have been extremely satisfied with every offering on this list. Each pen excels in the usage scenarios that I felt they were specifically ideal for.

If you came here looking for the definitive “best” vape pen, you’re asking the wrong question because you’ll get something that isn’t the best for YOU.

So ask yourself:

  • Am I only vaping on the go?
  • Am I primarily concerned about significant vapor production?
  • Do I care mostly for flavor and efficiency?

Sit down, and think about how you consume before investing in a device that may not be ideal for the way you want to vape your concentrates.

There isn’t a best all around device for absolutely everything, but here is a basic summary:

If you want the vape pen with the best flavor and vapor quality, and also the most versatility, you definitely want to go with the SOURCE Orb 4. We like the Signature Kit since it offers more, but the Premium is awesome too.

If you primarily vape on the go, we like the Kandypens Galaxy or the Gravity due to the rapid heat-up times.

If you're mostly a home user, you can technically go with any on this list, but first you need to decide whether you want big hits, more flavor/efficiency, or a little of both.

For the biggest hits and largest capacity, nothing beats the SOURCE Orb XL Flosstradamus Edition.

And for a nice combination of flavor and big hits, the Kandypens Gravity won't steer you wrong.

Lastly, if you want a vaporizer pen for dry herb, go with the V2 Pro Series 3.

We hope this vape pen buyer's guide helped you out in making your final decision! If you have any questions at all or are still unsure which pen to go with, hit us up in the comments and we would be happy to help!

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  3. nhgranny says:

    What’s best vape pen for use with prefilled dispensary thc oil disposible cartridges?

    • admin says:

      I’d recommend taking a look at the new PAX Era here:

      It solely works with PAX-branded pre-filled oil carts that you get from dispensaries.

      We don’t live in a state that has dispensaries though, so unfortunately we can’t comment on those carts specifically. But PAX did send us some non-THC pods just to get a feel for how it works and to test the unit, and it’s definitely a sweet little device.

  4. Priscilla says:

    After reading this guide I want to try the source orb out, in terms of waxes or oils to use in this I’m bit lost, is there a good source of these online?

  5. Mike says:

    Any thoughts on the omicron v4 from w9tech??

    • admin says:

      Hi Mike,

      That one is actually on the list to test out still, so while I can’t speak from personal experience yet, reviews look favorable all around and w9 is known for making solid products so I’m sure it won’t disappoint.

      Stay tuned for our review once we finish up the testing!

  6. Rhonda says:

    need to know if I can leave my built in battery on charger all night it hooks up on computer or that might be too long ?

    • admin says:

      That should be fine. With most electronics you don’t want to leave a battery plugged in for too long once it’s already charged, but I’d say doing it overnight once in a while isn’t a big deal. If you’re worried, just plug it in a few hours before you go to sleep and then it should be done right before bed.

  7. Mario Dolson says:

    Hey everyone,

    I haven’t heard anyone mention the qloudup nexus as one of the best wax pens. I recently picked one up at a show and I have tired many different ones but this pen takes the crown. Love the fact that it comes with three coils and my favorite part is the usb Charging from the bottom. I would love to know if anyone else has it and if they also like it over some of the others.

    • admin says:

      Hey Mario,

      We haven’t tried that one out yet, but I just looked it up and it seems like a solid pen.

      I’ll see if we could get one to review.

      Thanks for the recommendation!

  8. Pen Vaper says:

    Great recommendations, the Source Orb 3 was awesome and the Source ORB XL Flostradamus hit like an oil rig. I am super excited about the new coil-less vape pen for wax they just released. Are you guys going to get a chance to review it? I think it will be called the Source Orb 3 …you can find more information here.

    • Jake says:

      We will be reviewing sources new enail, which is “coil-less” so to speak. Should be just a week or two until the review is out

  9. Blair says:


    I realize that this is a site devoted to the joys of vaping, so I apologize if this is slightly off-topic.

    I own a Source Orb XL kit, and it’s great… for concentrates. I have a desktop volcano for vaping dry herb. But occasionally I like to smoke herb. Now, here’s my question. Do you know of any 510/ego atomizer that is made for (or can handle) combusting dry herb? Would intentionally burning herb ruin the atomizer?

    • admin says:

      Hey Blair,

      I’m curious, if you’re looking to combust your herb, why not just use something more traditional like a bowl, papers, blunt, etc.?

      Seems like it would be much cheaper that way rather than having to replace atomizers all the time.

      Or are you looking for something that you can take out in public that’s a bit more discrete?

      • Blair says:

        Mostly it was for convenience… I have a bubbler pipe which is what I smoke with currently. I’m just lazy and thought it would be simpler to swap out an atomizer when I wanted to smoke… one less piece of paraphernalia to keep clean.

        • admin says:

          Ah I gotcha. Makes sense.

          What I would actually recommend then is the SOURCE 10 cig here:

          Only $10 and it comes with a ceramic coil atomizer AND a dry herb hitter. Also 510 threaded like you’re looking for.

          Should suit you perfectly, and it’s a very affordable pen too. You can buy a few of them for the price of just one other unit.

          If you use our promo code ‘MOON’ you can save an extra 10% too.

  10. Brock says:

    How well does the source orb vale dry herbs?

    • Jake says:

      The source orb doesn’t really do dry herb, it’s mostly for concentrates. With dry herb, it either burns or does nothing

  11. Cory Goodwin says:

    I have a couple AIRISTECH pens..but aren’t great.
    Also a good size chamber would be nice..thank you for your time..

    • admin says:

      Hey Cory,

      If a good sized chamber is what you’re after, I’d recommend the SOURCE Orb XL or the SOURCE Flosstradamus. These are two of the best pens on the market right now, and they also utilize the Quartz atomizer just like the Orb v3 does, so the flavor is outstanding.

      • Cory Goodwin says:

        Thank you….awsome..What about the Kandy pens Galaxy, does this pen compete with the two you have listed.?.and what about the lynx hypnos zero I asked about? Thank you

        • admin says:

          The Galaxy is a very nice unit too. It also utilizes the quartz coil system, which will give you great flavor. It doesn’t quite have the capacity of the Orb XL or Orb Flosstradamus though, so keep that in mind if you want a vape pen with a large capacity.

          As for the Hypnos Zero, we haven’t tested that one out yet, but we’re working on getting one right now. I do know that Vape Critic has it rated very high in his pen guide, so it must be pretty good.

  12. Cory Goodwin says:

    I’m looking for a clean wax only pen..possibly just. Ceramic bowl or plate no coil… Is the lynx hypnos zero any good..

  13. Brock B. says:

    Hey Jake,
    If I am looking for a reliable nice 3 in 1 where the cartridges don’t cost a fortune would you reccomend the Gentlemans Ambassador V4 opposed to the v2 pro series 3? Given that the cartridges of the pro series cost 25$ while the Gentlemans cost only around 10$. Also how well does the Double agent vape ejuice as well as dry herbs?

    • Jake says:

      The gentlemen’s will burn your dry herb, but the concentrate cart is better overall, so it’s a trade off

  14. Brock B says:

    How long do the loose leaf and wax cartridges last until a replacement is needed?

    • Brock B says:

      On the v2 pro series 3 how long do the wax and dry herb cartridges last?

      • Jake says:

        About 2-3 months each or so. The herb cart will last longer

    • Jake says:

      Which pen is this for? The V2 Series 3? If so, they last roughly 2-3 months I’d say. The herb cart lasts longer IMO.

  15. Sandra says:

    Hey jake, is the Source Ghost suitable for a beginner? I like that it can do herb and eliquid, but I’m a complete noob. A friend told me I’m better going with a standard ego style pen, what do you think?

    • Jake says:

      If you’re really serious about vaping, I’d get a dedicated setup. They aren’t overly expensive, and it’ll work better than the ghost IMO. A standard ego pen would be good to start off with, and the ghost is a great dry herb vape. With the two, you’ll have a great experience. With just the ghost, the e-liquid aspect would be lackluster by comparison

  16. Jay says:

    Super post! I already have a variable power battery. I’m looking for the best bang for my buck refillable cartridge for wax and oils.

    • Jake says:

      I’d go with the source orb or a gentlemen’s brand tank. They’re both great companies with awesome products, can’t go wrong with either IMO

  17. j milner says:

    im totally new to vaping and after buying a mini g and being extremely unsatisfied because it went through like 3 coils in 2 days, turning on in my pocket and wasting all my product and just being all around crap i bought a v2 pro. after reading the instructions , charging the thing up and putting dab after dab after dab and getting nothing out of it i decided to look at the shatter cup to see if it was even working and in the cup was a wick soaked in about a half gr of really expensive product. what the hell is it for? as theres NO mention of it in the instructions anywhere. can i use it without the wick and what temp shoul i be using?

    • Jake says:

      I’d leave the wick in, but it should be on the highest setting for concentrates in my opinion. That should solve your issue

  18. matt says:

    Jake, I already have multiple 510 threaded ecigs so im looking for a good attachment to vape concentrates AND dry herb… The sub herb (new product?) was recommended to me, and I have heard only good things about it, but would like your opinion on it. Will it vape both concentrates and dry herb well? I believe there are separate atomizers for your different material (similar to the v3 listed above?) Im looking for something inexpensive so the sub herb caught my attention, but do you think its a good option for me? Are there any new 510 threaded attachments you would recommend? Do any actually vape both concentrates and dry herb well? Id rather not buy an entire vape pen kit since i already have ecigs (istick 20w, joyetech ego one, smok treebox 75x TC) and id rather not have separate “tanks” for my dry herb, wax/oils. Is there a all in one tank for me out there? What do you think of the sub herb?… ive been told its the best option but im still skeptical.
    -Thank you for your input

    • Jake says:

      That atomizer will burn any dry herb, or it will do nothing. Unfortunately, there aren’t really any 510 atomizers that work for vaping dry herb without burning it (yet). You might need to bite the bullet and get a vape that will be how you vape your concentrates/dry herb and have your other vape gear separate.

      There are a few options out there, but honestly none of them are better than a dedicated dry herb vape and a good quality concentrate atty. Like any tool, a vape that can do one task really well is better than a “Jack of all trades”, so even though it’s more money, it’s worth it in the long run to get multiple dedicated setups instead of one that does what you need it to do in a half-assed way. It’ll save you on dry herb and concentrate by having a dedicated setup for each too, because the dedicated setups are more efficient.

  19. jennaa says:

    Are pancake coils okay for smoking shatter or budder? I was told only to use with dry herb..

    • Jake says:

      Ceramic is fine for any form of concentrate, you’ll just have a bit of a ramp up time before it gets to temp (4-5 seconds longer than a normal atomizer, so about 7-8 seconds). I’d recommend never using a pancake could for dry herb unless you want to burn it.

  20. Meagan says:

    Please help with a purchase too many choices. I will let you know what I’m looking for. I don’t need a full kit. I have a few different batteries already. Looking for a slow burning, single coil, wickless that i can afford. I’ve never used a wickless, but i hate the wicked coil that I currently have. I tried a single coil with a screen and it burned way to hot and I wasted $60 on that. The string coil concerns me. The taste is all wrong and I know that string is burning. Can’t be good for the lungs.. I want something really clean, that i can reuse many times without needing to replace, preferably reasonably priced replacement coils I mainly use shatter. I like to just take little hits, nothing too fancy or overpowering. lol. Not asking too much is it?? I thank you in advance for your help. I could spend weeks on end checking all of these different choices, brands and still not know the right way to go. I should mention that I like in Canada, so need to purchase from a Canadian friendly website. Peace

    • Meagan says:

      Sorry there was a typo…let me clarify. Yes, I like Canada, but I “live” here. Doesn’t need to be a Canadian source, just willing to deliver.

    • Jake says:

      If check out source vapes or gentlemen’s brand. They both make fantastic atomizers that you can buy on their own. It mostly boils down to how much concentrate you want to vape. If it’s usually a small amount, I’d go with source. If you want to store larger amounts, you can’t go wrong with gentlemen’s brand.

  21. James says:

    How hard does the Galaxy Kandypen hit in comparison with the SOURCE Orb v3? Does it knock you on your ass like the orb does?

    • Jake says:

      I’d say it’s very comparable to the Quartz atomizer that SOURCE has, and it performs exactly as well.

  22. Sandra says:

    Is the Dr. Dabber a good vape pen for a beginner?

    • Jake says:

      The Dr.Dabber is pretty good, but in my opinion the Source Orb is better.

  23. Blair says:

    I recently purchased the Joyetech eGo-C Twist battery which was great when it lasted, but died after about a month. I sent it back to company as it was still under warranty, but haven’t yet got it back.

    I was also looking at the Joyetech ego-C upgrade ( and have a question. The Joyetech site talks about constant voltage output mode and variable voltage output mode, However nowhere does it say you actually can control voltage output is like the dial on the Twist. The pictures don’t really show. Does anyone have this battery?


    • Jake says:

      This battery does not adjust voltage, I’d recommend getting another twist or upgrading to a variable voltage/wattage mod, like an istick.

  24. Elle says:

    Sorry to sound so unknowledgeable about e cigs, but trying to find one that looks like a regular cig with a filter. I don’t see it here. What exactly is it called so I know what style to look for? Thanks!

    • Jake says:

      What you’re looking for is called a cig-alike ecig, you can find them pretty commonly at gas stations for not much money.

      They’re a great way to get into ecigs, because they offer a lot of similar features of a regular cigarette. However, people usually move quickly to ecigs with higher capacity, more vapor production, and better battery life.

      I recommend getting the cig-alike, then checking out our beginners guide for upgrade recommendations.

  25. SD Surfer says:

    I would like a pen for dry herbs and hash oil catridges from the medical marijuana dispensary

    What will work? If it is the V2, how do the cartridges plug into this pen?

    • Jake says:

      Well, the V2 uses it’s own proprietary cartridges, so I think that’s out. If you can get solid concentrate (like wax or a more stable concentrate than a liquid form) then you can load that into the concentrate cartridge.

  26. RC says:

    Great article! I’m just looking for the best pen that I can screw a pre-loaded cartridge on. All of these seem to be capable of so much more, but do I need all of the tools, etc. for what I want to do? Also, do any of these work any better for the sole purpose of screwing on a pre-loaded cartridge? Thanks!

    • Jake says:

      If you’re looking to just screw on pre-filled cartridges, you’d be better off just getting a decent battery. Something like a iStick 20w or something like that. Odds are, you won’t use more than 10-12 watts, but it would have a nice long battery life.

      • Mike says:

        From experience–I like to use a Reg 510 threaded battery that has the variable voltage.

  27. TahoeGirl says:

    I want a to-go setups with day time and nighttime oil concentrates, maybe dry herb would be a plus but not nessessary. Two simular set-ups pretty simple, I was looking at the SOURCE ORB SLIM – TRAVEL KIT VAPORIZER PEN. But would appreciate your suggestions. Thanks TG

    • Jake says:

      If you want an oil vape that can go all day, try the Gentlemen’s Ambassador Kit v4. Huge capacity. Otherwise, I’d buy SOURCE. Just a great company with affordable, quality products.

  28. Darren says:

    Dear PTM and Fellow Readers,

    I’m very much leaning towards the Source Orb 3. However, I am still unsure about some things. I want a pen strictly for full melt concentrates, and that works well with all of them (oil, shatter, wax…).
    The specific characteristics for the vape pen I’m looking for are:
    1. strong/durable/high quality
    2. solid/not easily breakable glass globe with a carb
    3. wickless, to provide super tasty hits
    4. long battery life
    5. refillable cartridges, for easy, on the go use
    6. easy to fill and use, without a mess
    7. large capacity
    8. for use with all concentrate types: oil, wax, shatter, etc.
    9. not necessary, but would be nice to find one that in addition to the above can use pre-filled cartridges

    Do you know of any that fit the above?

    Thank you!

    • Jake says:

      I don’t know of any that meet all of those qualities. The closest I can think of is the Gentlemen’s Brand V4, it has a huge capacity (up to one gram of concentrate), has a good battery life, is easier to fill than the manual makes it seem, and has really good flavor.

      It doesn’t have a glass globe, but besides that it meets nearly all of your criteria.

      • Darren says:

        Thanks Jake! Do you know if I would be able fit an additionally purchased glass globe onto the GB V4, or if it would be possible to custom build a device that meets my preferences?

        I like the sound of Source’s quartz atomizer. Do you think the GB V4’s atomizer is comparable?

        In addition to the Source Orb 3 and GB V4, I’m also looking at the Apex Pen ( Do you have any experience with this device?

        Thanks again!

        • Jake says:

          I haven’t used the Source Quartz yet, so I can’t comment on that (although everything Source does is quality, in my experience).

          The only issue with glass globes is capacity, because they usually don’t hold very much. Easy to load, but they can only hold like 0.1g (and usually don’t have the best flavor).

          Don’t get the Apex, it’s a gimmick with a really cheap globe on it.

          You could easily get the V4 and buy a globe to go on it. The most you might have to do is buy a converter if the globe you get isn’t 510 threaded (which is very rare, 510 threading is the standard).

          It seemed to me like having a large capacity easy loading, and flavor were things you emphasized a lot, and the V4 meets all of those. Granted, you can’t see your hits and it can take a bit to learn to regulate it, but after using it a couple times, you’ll get it down no problem.

          • Darren says:

            Thank you very much, Jake! Your guide and your follow answers to questions I and others have asked are awesome. I’m going to proceed with the V4^_^

          • Jake says:

            Happy I could help!

  29. bondibox says:

    My first question is what types of atomizers / coils do NOT work with wax? Some Chinese OEM’s are starting to claim that ALL of their stuff is best for wax. So I’m pretty sure that a clearo, a carto, and a tank are all useless for wax. What about RDA and rebuildables? I’ve seen the Source Orb and it’s pretty similar to the dabbler and a standard globe. So between the dabbler, orb, and generic globe is there another type of atomizer that rocks wax? And do nails work with pens or should they be used with something that remains upright? Also the Orb comes with a straw atomizer, how well does that work?

    • Jake says:

      The only thing that really works for wax is something with an exposed coil and really small wicks (so not clearos at all). If it isn’t at least millimeters from the heat source, it’s probably not going to work very well.

      RDA’s work great for wax, but you need to know a lot about coil building and battery safety before diving into that.

      As far as other atomizers go, I’ve seen some that are made with a kind of foil that heats up super quick, it’s called something like nano foil or something like that. It’s good, but far too easy to break, so it’s better to stick with regular coils.

      I’m not sure what you mean by nails, but if you mean a nail like you’d use with a rig, the absolutely do not work with pen batteries.

      The straw atomizer works really well, and I think if you’re getting a pen, you should go with either the Source Orb or the Gentlemen’s Brand pen. They’re two of the best I’ve used (besides RDA’s), and you can’t go wrong with those. Both companies have great products and even better customer service, which is so important.

      Hopefully that covers everything, and sorry this took me so long to answer. I just wanted to take the time to think about all the questions and make sure I could answer them as effectively as possible.

  30. Mike says:

    What are your thoughts on the coils with screens for the globe??

    • Jake says:

      I think they’re all right, but the other atomizers are better in terms of flavor and vapor production in my opinion

  31. Mike says:

    For a globe with wax–wicked or wickless. And single or double coil. Have u checked out the new Quartz coil from source yet??

    • Jake says:

      I haven’t checked it out yet, but I will be soon. There’ll be a review coming soon for the Source Orb V3 too.

  32. Saad says:

    Great article, but since im still somewhat new to the whole vape business, Im still trying to decide which one to buy. Im looking for one that does only liquid (no herbs), but my main priority is to get as much smoke as possible and be able to blow clouds and not little wisps of smoke, while also having the vape somewhat portable. Anything from the list you’d recommend? Should i consider the Source Orb V2 or something different? I’d appreciate it

  33. RB says:

    Hi, I picked up a Dr Dabber Ghost. It’s my first pen. Works great and feels like a quality build. I did get the glass globe attachment and gave it a go. It has a horrible plastic flavor and really went thru my dab with one click of the button! It tastes unhealthy, unnatural, and unsafe. Any thoughts?

    • Jake says:

      The glass globes have notoriously bad quality control, so you probably just got a dud. They also use lower quality silica wicks in the globes. It also could have been machine oil on the coil/in the wick.

      It’s better to just stick with the original atomizer. It’s efficient and has really good flavor.

  34. John says:

    Hello Admin – Thank you for the response. I’ll have my card in a week or so and just wanted to be prepared to go to the dispensary. I don’t know all of the options yet but wax…I could have never dreamed that might even be something to consider. I’m just looking for something to get started. The V2 Series 3 looked like a good starter or the source ORB 3 – but again I am brand new at this. Your input is priceless.

    • Jake says:

      If you’re going to be doing solid concentrates, but you aren’t really sure what you like yet (which is what it sounds like, we’ve all been there), the source orb is going to be your best shot. It gives you a ton of options, which will help you choose what you want. I haven’t tried the source orb 3 yet, but I’m sure it’s even better than the last two versions, which are already great units.

    • admin says:

      Jake pretty much covered it. The Source Orb is a great unit and gives you so many different atomizers to choose from, so you can play around with each and figure out which one you like best.

      The only thing is the Orb won’t do your dry herb – it’s more for concentrates. You could either get a separate vape for your dry herb, or just choose one of the units that can do both (like the V2 Series 3 you already mentioned)

      If you want something separate for dry herb, check out our Portable Vape Buyers Guide here to see the best ones. If you’re on a budget, I’d probably say grab the Source Ghost, which is a great value for the money. If you use our promo code ‘PaintTheMoon’ you will get 10% off and it works for both the Orb and the Ghost.

  35. John says:

    I’m new to this and would like a recommendation for the best vaporizer for medical.


    • admin says:

      Hey John,

      Are you looking for a pen or just a regular portable vape? Also, do you want it just for dry herb or do you want the capability to do other materials as well like waxes?

  36. Joe says:

    so the source orb has a v3 now – with a quartz bowl. I knew I was on the right track…and I ordered the slim kit for 45 bucks with your coupon…and also I have been using the stag with cerami-wick, its much better than what I had tried (you-pep and wolf…both suck). It tastes pretty good and was 24 bucks for the atomizer + cart, had my own battery.

    • admin says:

      Hey Joe,

      Yeah the V3 with the quartz bowls looks amazing. We should be getting one within the next few weeks and will post our review then. It’s on pre-order now.

  37. Jim says:

    In my experience, it’s best to just buy a battery like the eGo-CTwist (which I own) and buy prefilled cartridges from your dispensary. You don’t have to mess with filling anything yourself, and they come factory sealed and are disposable and the price is usually nominal.

    • admin says:

      Yeah that’s a good plan Jim. Only thing is, a lot of us unfortunately live in places where it’s not even legal yet (so no dispensaries), so our options are kinda limited.

      Hopefully someday soon there will be dispensaries on every corner, but that’s probably a few years off.

      Plus different pens give you different experiences, and everyone has their preference, which is why we have a few pens that we recommend.

  38. Mike says:

    Thoughts on cloud mini and the wax pen that o.penvape has??

    • Jake says:

      The o.pen’s tend to be lower quality material and you get less bang for your buck because the concentrate is diluted from the PG mix they put in it to thin it out. Id stick with something like the source orb or the gentlemen’s kit.

  39. Joe says:

    Thanks for the fast reply. I like and respect your reviews as well. So why are the cups ceramic? That still eludes me…

    • Jake says:

      They’re ceramic because ceramic doesn’t conduct electricity. If you made the cups titanium (a very low resistance metal) the coils would hard short and destroy the battery. Titanium is also a relatively expensive metal, so it would cost a lot.

  40. Richard Evans says:

    Hi Jake,
    I was wondering what would be a better choice between The Source Ghost 1.5 (improved version) or the CloudV Premium version? what would be the pros and cons for both? thanks.

    • Jake says:

      They’re basically the same vape, but they look a little different. I would personally go with SOURCE because their customer service is some of the best I’ve seen.

  41. Joe says:

    So are the pancake coils any good? I don’t see them mentioned much, but I’m not sure if I’m a fan of pens at all yet, I’ve only tried one that worked consistently and I could load a bunch on. Tha ks

    • Jake says:

      I personally didn’t like the pancake coils, I found they didn’t heat up quickly at all and that they didn’t give very good flavor or vapor.

      • Joe says:

        So I’ve been looking into more of them. Do any atomizers have a titanium cup? I feel like the ceramic cups absorb the oils that don’t get vaped. If the concentrates were loaded onto a titanium coil, with a ceramic rod with titanium coil, wouldn’t that be much more efficient? I had a bad set up and I’m looking for something load and go, but I don’t think I like the way the gentleman’s is set up…also what are your thoughts on the Dab OTG….and are any of the pens made in USA? I’m trying to be more healthy by vaping instead of smoking after all… thanks

        • Joe says:

          I meant that the coil and rod would be in a titanium cup instead of a ceramic one, ever heard of anything like that?

        • Jake says:

          If you want the best experience, you’re going to have to build your own coils. They have temperature control mods now, so you can dial in the temp really well.

          Here’s a good guide for coil making:

          To build a coils, you’ll need an RDA (rebuildable dripping atomizer). Because there are so many out there, I’m not going to suggest one, just try to look for one with all steel posts and adjustable airflow with a single coil option (you’ll understand more about that that stuff means when you research a bit).

          I’d also recommend checking out YouTube videos and reddit for some more info. RipTrippers, Vapingwithtwisted420, and SuckMyMod are great YouTube reviewers that you should definitely check out.

 is a great website when you start building coils too.

  42. Brian Hlaverson says:

    Had the gentleman’s and its awful. Can’t really see why that would be a top choice.

    • Jake says:

      You must not have had the newest version, because it’s honestly the best pen I’ve used. It holds a ton of concentrate, vapes well, and has great flavor.

  43. Jason says:

    My brother recommended an expensive one by Aspire. I have zero exp with vape pens. Do you know anything about Aspire vs. your top recommendations? Thanks! Jason

    • Jake says:

      If you’re looking for a starter ecig, check out the subtank mini by kanger and the eleaf iStick 50. With that setup, you’ll never need to upgrade (or atleast not for a while).

      • Jason says:

        Thanks Jake,
        Are you familiar with the Aspire Atlantis? On a 1-10 how does it rate compared to the Orb? I just want to buy one that will last for a long time that I will be happy with. Thanks for the quick reply!


        • Jake says:

          Those are extremely different tanks. The SOURCE is for concentrates, the Atlantis is a sub-ohm tank for e-liquids. If you’re getting the SOURCE, I wouldn’t get the Atlantis as an e-liquid tank to go with it.

  44. pv4 says:

    Which pen (pre built or build your own) would you recommend for sticky resin type concentrates?

    • Jake says:

      I’d go with something like the gentlemen’s Ambassador kit or the SOURCE Orb.

  45. chad says:

    I’m in the market for a 3in1 type pen. Which one would you recommend? And would you recommend getting one of those, or just buy one for wax and a separate for herbal usage?

    • Jake says:

      The only 3-in-1 pen that will actually vape herbs right now and is pen sized is the V2 Pro Series 3. They just came out with their wax cart too

  46. Jean-Claude Landau says:

    Hi there,
    I purchased, the following combo:
    1. K.I.S.S. Atomizer + 510 to 601 thread adapter + Joyetech EGO V3 (passthrough)
    but when I plug the atomizer to the adapter to the battery, I receive an error message of LO Om blinking.
    I have tried that Kiss cartridge with another of my batteries and works fine and and I have also tries the ego battery on another atomizer and works fine too so not sure why the combo above (Kiss + adapter + ego battery) does give me an error messsage :(.

    • Jean-Claude Landau says:

      sorry I meant I received an error message of Low Ohms.

    • Jake says:

      Sounds like you have a short of some sort. Maybe the pin on the battery you got is smaller than your other ones, and the adapter pin might be large enough to cause a short. That’s the only thing I could think of that could be going on.

      • Jean-Claude Landau says:

        Thank you Jake, after playing a bit with it, it now works! thanks again.

  47. Aaron says:

    Just a heads up to any other noobs out there building their own setup. The Joyetech Ego-C twist battery linked above DOES NOT come with a charger of any sort. They aren’t expensive, but now I have a battery that I need to go find a charger for.

    Great info otherwise tho guys.

  48. Dan says:

    Do all of the atomizers work for e-liquids? Sorry I’m really new to this; my friend introduced my to vape pens not too long ago and I’m looking to build my own.


  49. Joshua says:

    I’m new to this whole vape pen. Been a smoker for years and I’m looking for a vape to do only oils, that I can set to high temp if I so choose, and has a double wickless atomizer. Thanks!

    • Jake says:

      I’d check out the SOURCE Orb. I think you can buy it on their site with just the dual “wickless” atomizer. I put wickless in quotes because they use a ceramic rod as a wick, but the flavor is fantastic

  50. Ethan says:

    Does the Source Orb work with e liquids? Also, does it truly vape or does it combust the herb? I’m new to this and am still looking for the best 3-in-1 for me.

    • Jake says:

      Hey Ethan,

      The SOURCE Orb battery will work with e-liquids, but the “orb” itself is really only for concentrates, So you’d have to get another tank for e-liquid.

      If you’re looking for a good 3-in-1 vaporizer, the V2 Pro Series 3 is a great one. They just came out with their concentrate cart too, so it truly does all three forms of vaping. If you’re going for a multi-use vape, it’s the best there is right now. Check out the link below for our V2 review:

  51. bvjh says:

    I have recently started making my own e-juice. The large plume of vape is satisfying yet the true taste is lost. When I smoke from a Volcano or Pax; the taste is amazing yet the satisfaction of blowing out a lot of vape is lost. How can I get the best of both worlds while still keeping it odorless or close to odorless? I have heard there is laser technology being implemented for heating for pens. Any insight? Would this give the best of both worlds?

    • Jake says:

      What vape are you using your e-liquid in? And as far as keeping taste, taste is actually 70% smell, so the less it smells the less it will taste. You can try mixing less ejuice with concentrate (what I assume you’re doing), but then you might get a much smellier mix.

      • Dustin says:

        I am wondering which tank is best for eliquid? ?
        Im using the ego-t 510 threaded. 1100 mah battery

        • Jake says:

          I’d say the best for that battery is a mini nautilus. It’s glass, has good capacity, and has great flavor.

  52. Alberto says:

    Hi Im interested only in something to smoke wax,whats better the orb source or if I build it #1?

    • Jake says:

      Hey Alberto,

      The source orb is your best bet I think. It lets you have the most options so you can find what you like, then you can buy just the atomizers you like later.

  53. joseph says:

    Whats the best pen for e liquid?

    • Jake says:

      Check out our ecig beginners guide, it’ll tell you all you need to know about ecigs. Ecigs and concentrate pens are very different, and the guide goes over the differences.

  54. Steve says:

    What is a good source for various 510 threaded batteries? I am looking for smaller profile options than the Joytech EGO-C twist for a more stealthy pen.

    • Jake says:

      I’d go with a ego 650mah battery. They’re cheap, but not the highest quality, so get a couple. You could also get a cig-alike battery, which are thinner but also have a shorter battery life.

  55. Will says:

    I’m wondering if you’d be able to tell me which g pen you’d recommend for both dry herd and wax/oils?

    • Jake says:

      Hey Will,

      I honestly wouldn’t get any gpen products for dry herb. Check out the Source Ghost (not to be confused with the Source Orb, which is just for wax) or the V2 Pro Series 3. Both can do wax and dry herb, and they definitely won’t burn your herb (unlike most gpen products).

  56. Kiara says:

    Hey people,
    I’m looking for a dry herb and wax vaporizer, but the v2 pro and source orb is a little over my price range. Would you recommend the atmos rx dry herb vaporizer? It claims it can vaporize wax as well.


    • Jake says:

      If you want it for wax, the atmos is not the pen to go with. Unfortunately, until you hit the price range of the V2, Source Orb, Gentleman’s etc., you really won’t find a pen that will vape that well (except for the O-Phos, which is a pretty good pen and a bit cheaper).

      You could also try something like the vapor genie for your dry herb ($55 I think) and get a separate wax pen like glass globe ($5-$10) and a battery ($10 at most is what you should spend on a battery). That way you can do both.

      • Kiara says:

        Thanks i”ll keep that in mind! i might just go with the source orb or source ghost. Does the source ghost work well with wax?

        • Jake says:

          Hey Kiara,

          It works, but it’s not amazing. A dedicated wax pen is better, but if you want a vape for dry herbs then it’s a great option.

        • admin says:

          Hey Kiara,

          Just to add on to what Jake has already said, it also depends on which material you plan on using more. If you mostly do dry herb but occasionally do wax, then you will want to go with something that is geared more for herb but still has wax capabilities for when you do use it (like the Source Ghost for example).

          Or if you mostly do wax, you will want to choose a pen that is more dedicated to wax, as it will give you better vapor quality. Something like the Source Orb or the Dr. Dabber Ghost are 2 really good options.

          Also, V2 just came out with their wax cart for the Series 3, and that is a pen that can do all 3 materials: dry herb, e-liquids, and now wax too. If you’re looking to save money and have just one unit that can do it all, the Series 3 is another great option.

          Hope that helps.

  57. joseph says:

    Im looking to build the best pen from ground up. Money is not a problem. But im looking for longest battery life, best e liquid and herbal tank, and something that won’t break easy. Can you help?

    • Jake says:

      Hey Joseph,
      I’m gonna start with the herbal cart, as an herb cart that actually vapes doesn’t exist yet. The closest that you’ll get is the V2 Pro Series 3, which can do herbs, e-liquid and wax/oil right now (the wax cart just came out).

      If you’re ok with moving away from the pen form factor, the Haze is another vape that can do e-liquid, dry herb, and concentrates, but it is more square shaped.

      • Liam says:

        Hi there,

        Looking to buy a pen that can hold e-liquid, herbs/kief & wax/oil. is this possible? Im a real beginner to this stuff so excuse me if that’s a stupid question. PLEASE somebody point me towards a product! (seen V2 Pro Series 3, but don’t undertand what I can do with it to be honest, do i need different atomizers to vape herb/kief?)
        Confused! just need a multi mode one!


        • admin says:

          Hey Liam,

          Yeah if you want a true pen that can do all 3, the V2 Series 3 is your best bet. It comes standard with an e-liquid cartridge, and you can buy the loose leaf cart and the wax cart for $24.99 a piece.

          So altogether it will run you about $110 and you will be able to use all 3 materials. If you want to do herb, just put the loose leaf cart on it. If you want waxes, switch on the wax cart. It’s pretty simple to use.

          If you haven’t done so yet, check out our review here where we have a video demo. It will give you more of a visual on how to use it:

          Hope that helps.

  58. Marc says:

    Hey guys, I am interested in buying a vape pen for dry herbs. Is it still true that the V2 Pro Series 3 is the only one suited for such purposes? What about the T-Vape 2.0, Imag+, and the K-Vape? Do they vape dry herb as well? If the answer is yes, which one is best in terms of built and vape quality? Am I missing one? Thx.

    • admin says:

      Hey Marc,

      If you’re looking for an actual pen, then yeah the V2 Pro Series 3 is the only one right now that can vape dry herb.

      The others you mentioned are “pen-like”, meaning they are sort of shaped like a pen, but they are a bit bigger so not quite as discrete.

      Out of the other 3 you mentioned, the Imag+ is probably the best one.

      Hope that helps.

  59. Zia Haider JEWEL says:


    I would like to buy a v2 pro series 3 or 7(if available) for quite my regular smocking. Is this healthy comparatively B&H cigarette? If yes, pls advice which flavors are suitable for me.

    I take 10-15 cigarette daily. Which label nicotine are suitable for me. Also how many puff I need daily to avoid regular smocking. And after how many days I can stop my nicotine habitats. I think if I not stop my nicotine habitats, I can’t stop my regular smocking.

    Pls advice me.

    Waiting for reply.


    • Jake says:

      Well Jewel,
      If you are trying to stop smoking cigarettes, but you don’t want to vape dry herbs, the V2 might not be the best choice. Check out the beginners guide to ecigs on our site, it has a lot of good suggestions for people switching from cigarettes to ecigs. For the amount of cigarettes you smoke, I’d say start with 18mg or 12mg with something like a 50/50 PG/VG ratio. If you go into a local shop, they will probably have a juice bar where you can try juices. Hope this helps(:

  60. Mike says:

    How good or bad does the v2 pro series 3 work for oils??

    • Jake says:

      The V2 Oil cartridge isn’t out yet, they currently only have the e-liquid and the dry herb carts. Because of this, I can’t attest to how well it works.

      UPDATE: The wax cart is now out for the Series 3, and we will be testing it soon. We will report back here with the results.

  61. Mike says:

    Have reg e go type battery–have very liquidy oil. Looking for best thing to put oil in. Have had leaking issue when putting into empty cart u would use on an o pen. Read from gentlemans site that their wickless wouldn’t be good with very liquidy stuff. Looking for your best suggestion. Thanks

    • Jake says:

      I would recommend a tank that has a silica wick in it. Check out the Source Orb, they make an atomizer specifically for more liquidy concentrates.

  62. cro says:

    I’m pretty torn between the kandypen and the o-phos. the kandypens are on sale for 59.99 right now in the green and purple which seems pretty good but I have been reading some questionable reviews about them so been making second guesses. any recommendations?

    • admin says:

      It’s gonna come down to personal preference. Honestly, the Source Orb, which is our #1 pen is the best one we have used on the market, and you can get it for about $71 by using the coupon code ‘paintthemoon’ when you checkout.

      If you’re sold on one of the others, the KandyPens provides more customization, some cool vubbler attachments (sold separately) and many more colors. The o-phos provides slightly better vapor quality though and is a little cheaper.

  63. Anthony says:

    Hello I was wondering if you have to ever used the dr. Dabber
    I have been searching for a few months and it has come down to the the source orb you mentioned and the dr dabber.
    Please respond asap

    • admin says:

      Hey Anthony,

      I’d definitely recommend the Source Orb right now as the best one. The Dr. Dabber Ghost is a close second in our opinion though.

      • Cooper says:

        Hey guys I am looking into getting a wax pen. Is the source orb a lot better than the cloud v platinum?

        • Jake says:

          If it’s just for wax, yes. If it’s for wax and dry herb, the phantom or the source Ghost would be better.

  64. Kat says:

    I am looking for a vape pen that can withstand high temperatures. What setup would be best suited for that?

    • Jake says:

      Hey Kat,

      I’d check out the source orb, which we added to the guide back in 2015. It has an adjustable battery, so you can dial in how hot you want it. Plus it comes with 8 atomizers, giving you a ton of options. It’s a great unit.

      • Alex says:

        How does the source herb do with dry herb? would you recommend it?

      • Jake says:

        That’s very odd, I’m sorry you had to deal with that ): if you get another battery that seems to not be working, try prying the small pin in the 510 connection up a bit, as it sounds like a connection issue than anything else.

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