Vape Pens are most commonly known in the Vaping Industry as Tube Mods and features a cylindrical body, perfectly accommodating a vape atomizer similar to its dimensions. Vape Pens usually come with a integrated battery and features a regulated mechanical style output, meaning that the wattage/voltage output is dependant on the remaining battery life the device yields. However, some vape pens do have an integrated chipset that allows them to be variable wattage. Companies such as SMOK, Vaporesso, Eleaf, Freemax, and Horizontech continues to perfect this vaping device style. Read our Vape Pen Buying Guide below by clicking LEARN MORE.
What is a Vape Pen?
Vape pens are cylindrical power sources used to power a cartridge or vape tank to produce vapor. These pens come in unique shapes that are portable and sometimes resemble a writing pen. Vape pens are usually rechargeable with a built-in battery or use a rechargeable 18650 vape battery.
In the early days of the Vaping Industry, vape pens were simple and cost effective devices used to power Clearomizer Tanks. Devices like the eGo-C Twist and Vision Spinner were once the most popular vape pens on the market. Modern vape pen models have new features and more exceptional performance than their predecessors, but are usually quite larger than an actual pen.
Types Of Vape Pens
Vape Pens are typically known as vape battery devices that can be used in conjunction with cannabis extract in the form of distillate. However, the term ‘vape pen’ is also used to classify what we in the Vaping Industry refer to as tube mods. There are four types of vape pens that one might be referring to when using the term ‘vape pen’. Let’s take a look at what each type is and what they are used for.
E-liquid Vape Pen - E-liquid Vape Pens are used for vaping nicotine liquid referred to as vape juice, eJuice, or E-liquid. Some of these mods come as a standalone device and must be paired with an atomizer of the user’s choice, while others come as a kit and are paired with a vape tank designed to work in unison with the mod itself. These devices are typically easy to use as they do not offer a wide range of adjustability and require very little knowledge to operate. Most of the vape pens in this collection have built-in LiPo or Li-Ion batteries with onboard charging capabilities, while some require an 18650 vape battery. These devices use a PCB or MOSFET to protect the user from any catastrophic failures which would result in personal injury. Overall, the E-liquid Vape Pens are simple vaping devices designed for users looking for a plug and play option.
Dry Herb Vape Pen – A Dry Herb Vape Pen is one which is used to vaporize cannabis or other herbs such as lavender. While there are some Dry Herb Vape Pens that use conduction as a method of heating, majority of the devices in this segment use a convection system. A convection system in this application means that the air drawn through the heating chamber is heated enough to pull the THC, CBD, and/or Terpenes out of dry herbs loaded into the chamber. This allows the user to get a clean hit of pure vapor without any byproducts that may form during combustion. Dry Herb Vape Pens are also portable and can be concealed easily in your pocket or hand for a much stealthier session than the usual pipe. *VaporDNA does not sell any dry herb media and only the hardware, which can be used with any media of the user’s choice.*
Wax and Oil Vape Pen – A Wax Pen is a vape pen used to vaporize herbal wax concentrates or oils. Wax Vape Pens are compatible with wax, thick oil, shatter, distillate, or other herbal concentrates. Wax pens come in various form factors which range from simple vape battery pens with 510 connection for use with distillate cartridges; to conduction systems that use a heating coil to vaporizer concentrates. The vaping devices that use a conduction system often use quartz or ceramic as a wick to increase efficiency and limit waste. Vape pens for wax can output low temp to high temp depending on the device, but usually have a variable power output in which the user can select the working voltage. Wax vape pens give you the power of a mini dab rig in your pocket without the hassle of using a torch. *VaporDNA does not sell any herbal concentrate media and only the hardware, which can be used with any media of the user’s choice.*
CBD Vape Pen – Wax Pens can typically be used for vaping CBD products that fit the media criteria, such as CBD shatter or CBD distillate. The only dedicated CBD Vape Pen product would be that of a closed system like disposable CBD vape pens. These vape pens are an all-in-one system that has enough battery life and CBD distillate, or CBD E-liquid, to last on a single charge from the factory. CBD Vape Pens are growing in popularity as CBD becomes legal in more places and offers a simple and familiar way to take CBD.