There is an overwhelming number of pen vaporizers on the market – almost too many to review! This might make our job harder, but we take pleasure in getting our hands on these units to provide you waiting connoisseurs with the information you crave so today we’re tackling a review of a 3-in-1 pen unit from Airistech, a Chinese manufacturer of pen vaporizer tanks and wax cores. Let’s get to the review to see how this unit performs!
Review: Airistech 3-in-1 Portable Pen Vaporizer
How It Works
This unit is supposed to be a 3-in-1 unit that claims to vaporize oils, extracts and even dry botanical! We’ll answer how well it does with those materials later, but the unit functions in a pretty basic way. The top of the unit is composed of the tank and the mouthpiece. The tank can be switched out by simply unplugging one and plugging in another. For the oil tank, simply fill the tank by applying oil on the sides of the tank then put the top of the mouth piece back on and use the button to engage the coil to vaporize the oil. For the wax tank, simply apply your extracts to the coil with the provided tool then put the mouth piece on and use the button to engage the coil and enjoy your extracts. For the botanical tank, simply fill the tank with your chosen botanical, then screw the top back on, put on the mouth piece then press the button to engage the coil and enjoy!
This is a pen style unit, which unfortunately means that there is no temperature flexibility at all to speak of. The coil will reach a certain temperature that can’t be changed by anything except how much cold air is moving past the coil, and even then it’s not accurate in the slightest.
This unit claims to be able to hand 3 different types of material, so there are 3 categories to evaluate when it comes to vapor quality. The first is the oil tank, which does the job at a very basic level. It vaporizes the oil you put in, but the vapor it produces is thin, wispy, and far from satisfying. Draws from the tank aren’t smooth and the vapor is also a lot warmer than we’d like. It really just barely gets the job done.
When it comes to the wax tank, it actually does a decent job. It’s hard to mess up a wax tank, and this is primarily what Airistech makes, so this is no surprise. The one real issue we did have with the tank is that it’s hard to clean. Other than that, it does a good job of vaporizing waxes and the flavor was pure and true to the wax.
The last tank to evaluate is the dry botanical tank. This tank was a disaster if only because they claimed it could vaporize dry botanical, a fact that just about anybody knows is impossible, especially with this type of tank. What you do end up with is combustion which makes for a harsh and irritating experience.
The unit itself is made half of decent metal materials and the other half is plastic. The plastic parts end up dragging down the feel of the unit by making it feel cheaper. The tanks all plug into the battery and while some feel snug and secure, others don’t feel like they were well machined and end up feeling loose, like they could fall out at any time which really put a damper on the experience for us.
One thing all pen units have in common is amazing battery life. The little coils in the tanks of these units can be easily powered by the batteries and a full charge can last you weeks depending on how often you use it. This makes it ideal for long trips away from the house or to where you might not have access to a power source for a while.
This unit can easily be transported from one location to the next due to its sleek and slim profile. It fits easily even in the pocket of skinny jeans and because of it’s awesome battery life, it will easily last you your trip. The one problem this unit has is that the tanks don’t sit on the battery perfectly forever. Eventually the connection is less secure and becomes loose, which means you might lose either the tank and mouth piece or the battery at some point if they should split unintentionally from each other which is much less than ideal.
Ease of Use
Everything about this unit is easy to understand and use. Loading each tank is very straightforward and using the unit is super easy thanks entirely to the 1 button design of pen units. Even switching the tanks around is easy – just unplug one and plug in the other. The one place where things can get a bit complicated is in cleaning. It is a bit difficult to clean the tanks and it seems that they were designed for the most part to be disposable.
This unit is quite discreet when it comes to the oil and wax tank. The size of the unit makes it easy to keep the unit out of sight and vapor is quick to dissipate before others might become suspicious. There is really only one problem with the unit in this category, and that only comes into play when the dry botanical tank is used. The combustion creates a very noticeable smell that lingers in the air and on clothing, which is a huge problem for discretion.
This tank took a chance with dry botanical that didn’t pay off, it doesn’t deliver on manufacturing quality and the vapor quality could be much better in our opinion. It’s a good try at a 3-in-1 unit, but if you’re looking for a unit that handles all those materials, the ZEUS Thunder will treat you much better for a much longer time. They may be pretty good at wax tanks, but they have a ways to go in other areas before they can compete with the big boys.You can check out our Pen Vape Tutorial to learn more about caring your your pen unit.