G Pen Vaporizer Review (08/2013)
Updated: August 20, 2013
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, but we like to call it the Gangster Pen! 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. One unit we tested does stand out of the crowd though and has qualified to be part of TorontoV product portfolio: the G Pen.
G Pen Review
How It Works
The G Pen is a good quality pen vape. The unit has a nice 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 dry botanicals. This explains why the G Pen works so well even though the heating chamber is tiny. Many other pen style vapes have heating chambers just as small, but claim to be able to vaporize dry botanicals as well. Throwing in botanicals would simply burn the material as the heating chamber is too small. Not to mention dry botanicals will also damage the heating element. So Grenco took the correct route here: the G-Pen is only for use with oils and/or concentrates.
The vapour quality achieved with this unit is surprisingly good considering the fact that this is a unit that is quite small and thin. The density was awesome and the flavour quite pure and crisp. 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. The draws are quite thick and are bound to satisfy even the most skeptical connoisseur. 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 the same dangers.
The makers of the G Pen did a great 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 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 (or anything of that sort). Put the mouthpiece back on and hold the button. After holding the button for about 2-4 seconds, start dragging 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 stealthiest 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 specifically for the connoisseurs looking to vape oils and/concentrates. It's compact, discreet, portable and produces pretty good vapour quality for its size. For the true connoisseurs out there, Grenco Science has a sweet premium accessory called the G Pen Essential Oils Glass Tank, which is an upgraded tank with two separate chambers (made of glass on the exterior and titanium on the interior), for better vaporization. This is the ultimate tank for superior tasting vapour and is a highly recommended additional accessory. 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!
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