All About Vape Pens
What is a vape pen? Generally speaking, a vape pen is an electronic vapor device that resembles a pen. Or, more specifically, a small cylindrical device that is easily portable. Of course, some vapor pens and pod kits don’t look like a pen! However, they are compact and portable, often fitting in a pocket. The idea of a vape pen is a device that is private and portable.
Like e-cigarettes or box mod kits, a vape pen is made up of the same essential components:
- 150 to 950 mah battery
- Atomizer (metal or ceramic coil)
- Tank, pod, or cartridge to contain materials to be vaporized
- Plastic or glass mouthpiece
The first vape pens were made by Janty and Joytech in 2010. They were also called “eGo” style vapes. Unlike a cigalike, a vape pen had a slightly larger battery capacity and detachable coil tanks or pod systems.
Vaping terminology often changes over time. There are numerous names for the same things! For example, e-liquid, e-juice, and vape juice are all the same thing. The core definition of a vape pen is a small, cylindrical vape device that is easy to carry and conceal. But over time the description of a vape pen has centered on devices that vaporize herbal ingredients. That is not a hard and fast definition, but more of a general guideline.
- Most often a vape pen refers to a device used to vaporize herbs.
- However, vape pens can also be used to vaporize e-liquids.
Explore this further in the next section which discusses different types of vape pens.
Types Of Vape Pens
There are numerous types of vape pens. There are pens for dry herbs like the Linx Hypnos Zero, Dr Dabber, or the Smok Stick V9. The Nord AIO, Smok Novo, and Vandy Vape are also examples. But of course, we have some even better examples of the best types of vape pens!
At Mig Vapor, we have the Bug RX, the Cannablast mini vape pen, the D1 disposable vape pen, and the Morpheus sub-ohm tank and mod kit. Of course for herb, the Herb-e dry herb vape pen is the best of the best! There is a vape pen for every style of vaping.
Vape Pens For E-Liquid
Vape pens for e-liquids are also called good old fashioned electronic cigarettes! Vape pens for e-juice include:
- Mig 21 Clear Fusion
- Bug Mini Mod
- Mig Vapor SR 72
- Minion vape mods by Mig Vapor
Mod kits like the Twister 80W, aio vapes, pod systems, and box mods don’t really qualify as vape pens. A mod with a 2200 mAh vape battery is too big to be a classic pen-style e-cig. But the definition is flexible. Some apply the term vape pen to any cylindrical vape starter kits. Nonetheless, a real vape pen for e-liquid should be small and pen-like.
The Mig 21 Clear Fusion is the runaway leader in this category. The best e-liquid vape pen on the market. Clear Fusions e-cig pens can be used with any vape juice flavor. By the way, anyone using an e-liquid vape pen should check out Mig Vapor vape juice. From tobacco flavor to menthol to you name it. Get the best vape pens for e-liquid and the best e-liquid from the best online vape shop, Mig Vapor.
Dry Herb Vape Pens
There are very few dry herb vape pens. In order to vaporize dry herbs, the heating chamber must be large enough to accommodate enough flower material to provide a decent vaping experience. In other words, a weed vaporizer must contain enough materials for decent vapor production. As a result, most portable vaporizers for weed are too large to be called a vape pen. But at Mig Vapor, we did not allow the limitations to get in the way of progress. We made the best dry herb vape pen in the business. The Herb-e.
At Mig Vapor, we lead the way. As proof, look no further than the Herb-e micro dry herb vape pen. The smallest dry herb device that actually works. In fact, not only does Herb-e deliver a brilliant vaping experience, but the user can also customize the session. With three temperature control settings, Herb-e is a custom vape pen for dry herb unlike any other.
Dry herb vape pens are often called weed vape pens. But vaping dry herbs is not just about cannabis. There are a number of dry herbs for smoking and vaping that have been used by a variety of cultures for thousands of years. Many health professionals recommend medical marijuana patients use a dry herb device instead of smoke.
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Vape Pens For Dabs
Vape pens for dabs are the most common type of pen-style vape. To better understand this category, perhaps we should take a step back. What are dabs? Dabs are concentrated extracts made from plant material. Most often the cannabis plant. Dabs are also called wax and if you see a dabwax pen it is the same as a dab pen. THC and CBD dabs are the most common used with dab pens.
A wax vape pen for dabs releases vapor when the wax material is heated. A Kanthal coil for vaping e-liquids will not work for dabs! Instead, wax vaporizers must use either quartz, carborundum, or ceramic coils. Concentrate vaping can be potent. Remember, the dab is made up almost entirely of the active ingredients extracted from the plant. A few puffs of a weed vape pen for waxes are much stronger than smoking herbs.
Wax vaporizer pens are incredibly popular. The vapor is strong, and privacy is maintained. Mig Vapor makes the best vape pens for dabs. We have the leading pens on the market including:
- Herb-e Seven micro wax vaporizer. Brand new technology, beautiful design.
- Mig Vapor Wasp Air Vape. The classic vape pen!
- The Sol elegant wax concentrate vaporizer
- Keymaker stealth dab vape pens
- Brain Fogger tank. Turn your mod into a herbal vape.
See The Full Line Of Wax Vape Pens Here
Oil Vape Pens
Oil vape pens are different from dab pens in that oil vapes require an absorbant material to saturate and contain the oil. For example, the Mig Vapor Bug RX oil vape is specifically designed to be used with oils. But to be clear, oil does not actually vaporize. Oil vapes heat the liquid to the smoke point. Putting THC or CBD oil into a device not designed for oils can be dangerous. In addition, never put an oil cartridge on a vape pen that it is not designed for.
If you prefer oil concentrate vaping, there are many vape pen kit options out there. The Canna Blast Vape Pen is super-efficient at getting every single drop of oil—no waste! It’s best for thick oils and CBD, and it’s very discreet.
The Mig Vapor Bug RX oil vape pen was designed in conjunction with a New York-based dispensary company. The Bug RX tank atomizers are designed to be easy to fill. Plus, the Bug RX oil vape tanks are made especially for thick, viscous oils.
Take A Look At The Best Selection Of Oil Vape Pens Here.
Disposable Vape Pens
Disposable vape pens are designed for one-time use. Once the battery is exhausted the device is discarded. The Mig Vapor D1 disposable vape pen for oils is made for people who want to try a CBD oil vape without buying full vape kits. Or, disposables are used for travel and convenience.
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Vape pod systems are sometimes referred to as vape pens despite the fact that they are not cylindrical in shape. Moreover, pod vapes are usually used with nicotine salts. Fruit and tobacco flavor e-liquid with nicotine salts come in a pre-filled replacement pod cartridge and inserts into the body of the pod mod.
There are a few pod mods for herbal vaping but they are rare. Pod kits for herbal vaping almost always work with oils.
- Pod kits for vaping e-liquids usually use nicotine sale vape juice
- Pod systems for vaping herbs are used with oils
Are there any pod systems for oils? The answer is yes. The Mig Vapor Trap RX oil pod system is made for essential oils, CBD oils, etc. Roughly the same size as a Smok Novo pod vape system, the Trap RX is perhaps the most discreet oil pod on the market.
Learn More About The Trap RX Oil Vape Pod
Best Vape Pen Kits
We make the best vape pen kits right here at Mig Vapor. Yes, everyone says they make the best vape pen on the market. But let us back up our claim with some facts. We have designed proprietary vaporizer technology. In addition, we have worked with the best designers and manufacturers in the world to implement our advanced technology into easy to use vapor products for adults.
For example, our carborundum coils for wax vaporizers and ceramic coils for dry herb vaporizers. Plus our battery technology is the best. And that makes a huge difference. Without a consistent current from a top-rated vape battery, having the best atomizer or heating chamber won’t matter. The best vape pen kits need to deliver the whole package. And with Mig Vapor, you get the whole package.
We’ve worked hard to provide you with the best of all vape pens. We stand out from all the low-quality, generic products out there. Too many companies offer cheap products that don’t function very well. We want you to get the most out of your vaping experience by using the best products. We’d love it if you would try them out and give us your feedback!
How To Use A Dry Herb Vape Pen
Learning how to use a dry herb vape pen involves some trial and error. Specifically, the desired vapor production varies by individual. The temperature control setting, if available, and how tight the heating chamber is packed will impact that vaping experience. The guide to how to use a vape pen is a baseline.
- Fully charge the vape pen battery.
- Remove the drip tip or glass mouthpiece and open the heating chamber.
- Grind the dry herb. Not too chunky, and not too fine. Similar to a tobacco grind.
- Fill the heating chamber to the top, or even overfill a little.
- Use a packing tool to press the herb down.
- Do not pack it too tight because that restricts airflow.
- If the herb is too loose, it won’t be heated thoroughly and evenly, which can cause a harsh flavor.
- Close the heating chamber and connect the glass mouthpiece.
- Turn on the vape pen.
- Allow 30 seconds to one-minute heat up time.
Remember, different vape pens may need to be packed slightly differently. Don’t sweat it though—you’ll be a pro in no time! Just Make sure your pen is designed for loose herb!
How To Use A Vape Pen For Dabs And Waxes
Learning how to use a vape pen for dabs and waxes is different than a dry herb vape pen. First, a dry herb vaporizer requires heat-up time to start vaporizing herb. Contrast that with a wax and dab pens that produce vapor when the power button is pressed. Why? Because with wax pens, the heat source must be in direct contact with the wax concentrates. With herbs, the heat circulates to vaporize the active ingredients of the flower. Because of the difference, loading a dab or wax atomizer requires using a dab tool to place the materials directly on the coils.
Dab tools are vape accessories designed to scoop a small amount of waxy concentrate and place it directly onto the wax vape pen atomizer coil. There are a lot of terms being thrown around here but ultimately there is nothing too complex! A dab pen tool is really just like a spoon with a tiny scoop.
Step by Step Wax Vape Pen Guide
- Remove the glass mouthpiece or drip tips to expose the atomizer coil.
- Wax pens should use quartz, carborundum, or ceramic coils.
- If the material is thick and waxy, use the dab tool to scoop out a small portion.
- Users will quickly learn how much wax to put in their vape pen. For the first time, start with one or two scoops.
- Place the waxy material on the coil but be careful not to damage the coil with the dab tool.
- If the dab material is “shatter”, which is like a brittle, then break up the shatter and drop the small pieces onto the coil.
- Assemble the vape pen.
And you’re ready to vape! The wax or shatter like wax will melt and drip down into the chamber, and you can go ahead and inhale.
Vape Pen Accessories
Vape pen accessories come with Mig Vapor vape kits. For example, we include dab tools and cleaning brushes. Customers can buy extra accessories like glass mouthpieces, bubblers, and a replacement coil for your vape device. We also sell a full line of herb grinders.
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In addition to designing top-notch products, Mig Vapor also provides free shipping with every order over $75 in the US. And we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee for every purchase. If you’re not satisfied with your new vape pen, let us know within the first month. We’ll do what we can to make it right.
Vape Pen Prices
Vape pen prices range from about $10 for a disposable to around $148 for some overrated and overpriced vape pen brands. At Mig Vapor, adults can find a top-notch vape pen from anywhere from $20 to $70. Obviously, that saves a lot of money compared to the old school glass dab rigs. Plus you get way more out of your materials compared to smoking. With a vaporizer, the active ingredients are contained inside the device. With smoking, most of your material wafts away in a puff of smoke, pardon the pun!
Vape pens may seem like an investment upfront, though they are available at many different prices. But the real savings comes in the form of your herb or concentrates. You probably invest quite a bit of money into your flower or concentrates, so you should be conscious of how efficiently you’re using them. Not all weed vape pens are the same. Since you are vaporizing instead of combusting your cannabis/cannabis extracts, you save some cash in the long run. This is especially true if you use concentrates because they’re highly potent and dab pens allow you to get the absolute most out of every last drop.
Vape Pen Safety
The immediate safety advantage from using a vape pen is that there is no burning. No matches or burning embers to worry about. In order to use a vaping pen safely, always use it within the manufacturer’s guidelines. And always use the proper charger when recharging vape pen batteries.
Vape pens are small and easily portable. Unlike big, bulky squonk mods, a pen-style vape is easy to carry in a pocket or purse. Just remember to turn off the device before putting it away in a pocket or purse. If traveling, inform the TSA agent that you are carrying a vape pen. Do not attempt to travel with illegal cannabis products.
Wax pens allow you to enjoy the benefits of your favorite concentrates without having to ingest the toxins that come along with combustion. Since the material doesn’t combust, it is able to release the chemicals that give you pleasure without ash or other irritants.
Why Use Vape Pens?
Dry herb vapes, much like dab pens and e-cigs, have a heating element, a lithium-ion battery, and a compartment for the herb. The convection heating oven warms up the herb enough to vaporize the ingredients without causing combustion.
How Does a Dry Herb Vaporizer Work?
Dab pens have a heating chamber (usually conduction, though a few vaporizer pens use convection) that is powered by a battery. With Mig Vapor vaporizers, the herbal material never comes into direct contact with the heating element. Instead, our proprietary ceramic coil heats the chamber. Also, our Mig Vapor Khan and Four vaporizer feature an all-glass vapor pathway.
How Does a Dab Pen Work?
A dab pen works by heating waxes, dabs, and concentrates to the point where a vapor is emitted. The dab coil draws power from the vape pen battery. The user places the wax directly on the coil. Then, the user presses the button to generate vapor.
Dab pens are quicker to heat up than dab rigs. They can reach the correct temperature in just a matter of seconds, with no special skill needed... just the press of a button! If you’re using loose leaf it may take a bit longer, but concentrates are ready to smoke almost instantly.
What Is Vape Pen Lung Disease?
Vape pen lung disease refers to a 2019 outbreak of illness associated with smoking THC oil. Vapor pen technology was not the issue. Rather the CDC determined that vitamin E acetate used in illegal THC oil made by drug dealers was the major issue.
- Never buy black market cannabis oil from the street or social media sellers.
- Only buy cannabis oil from licensed, accredited dispensaries.
- As a precaution, consumers might want to stick to dry herb vaping.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vape Pens
Q: What is a vaping pen?
A: Vaping pens are small vape devices that can vaporize waxes, dry herbs, e-liquids, and concentrate oils.
Q: What does vaping do to your lungs?
A: Vaping is an alternative to smoking because we know that smoking causes lung disease and damage.
Q: Are vape pens bad for you?
A: The long-term effects of vaping are unknown. Vaping is meant to be an alternative to smoking, which we know is terrible. Are vape pens bad for you cannot be answered without knowing what you are vaping. Never use black market THC oil from the street! It can be deadly.
Q: Does WalMart sell vape pens?
A: WalMart does not currently sell vape pens but those rules may change. Amazon and eBay currently sell wax and oil cartridges as well as vape pen batteries, replacement pod cartridge etc. However, that may also change. Customers may not find specific devices like the Sky Solo, Dr Dabber, or Smok Nord. Rather online sales platforms often sell generic products. It is better to buy direct from an authentic American company like Mig Vapor.
Q: What is an AIO vape pen?
A: An AIO vape pen is an all in one device. There is no real all in one vape pen because a different atomizer is required for each style of vaping.
Q: What are desktop vaporizers?
A: Unlike vape pens, desktop vaporizers are not portable. Desktop units are designed to be used at home. They tend to be large devices and not easily transported.
Q: Is vaping addictive?
A: That depends on the substance being vaped. Nicotine is addictive. Some herbs may be addictive. It is up to the consumer to understand what they are consuming.
Q: What does 350 mAh battery mean?
A: mAh stands for milliamp hours. A 350 mAh battery indicates how much power a battery can store. It does not indicate how powerful a battery is, rather it refers to storage capacity. As a rule of thumb, the amount of mAh battery relates to the size of a battery. The more mAh, the bigger that battery. Vape pen batteries are usually 650 mAh or less.
Q: Are vape pens for carts sub ohm?
A: No. Vape pens that use cartridges, and also disposable vape pens, are not sub ohm. Sub ohm vape tanks like the Smok TF series or the Mig Vapor Fat Gordo with mesh coil and 510 drip tips are only for e-liquids. Pen vape batteries are not strong enough for a subohm tank. Rather, pen-style vapes use replacement coil or tanks with resistance levels above 1.0 ohms.
Q: Can I use battery mods with oils?
A: To be clear, vape mod kits, sub ohm vape tanks, builtin battery mods, Lost Vape squonk mods are all for vaping e-liquid! You can use a vape mod for dry herb if you attach a dry herb atomizer tank like the Mig Vapor Sub Herb. You can use a mod as a concentrate vaporizer is you attach a wax vape tank like the Mig Vapor Brain Fogger. You cannot put wax or oil into your mesh coils or regular vape juice coils! Waxes concentrates require a specific device.
Use the right tool for the right job. Age-old wisdom passed down for generations. And that wisdom applies to choosing the right vape pen! Make sure that any device you choose is appropriate for the material that you want to vaporize. Also, remember that if your vape mod kit has a 510 connection, you can use the Mig Vapor Sub Her for dry herb. Or the Mig Vapor Brain Fogger for waxes and concentrates. Both have 510 threaded connections. But other than that, choose the right vape pen for the material.
We have every type of vape pen covered here at Mig Vapor. Take a look at all of the options. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.