Last updated on January 9th, 2018 at 12:07 pm
First we will answer the question “What are dry herb pens?” An herb pen or herbal vape pen is the smallest device that allows you to enjoy vaping your herbs basically anywhere you go. Small enough to fit in your pocket (like a pen) and take with you. They offer extreme convenience at a level you simply cannot get from any other kind of vape. You obviously won’t get the same quality or size of vapor cloud that you will from a premium desktop but you will get the ultimate in discreteness.
Most people know what herb vape pens are by now but not everyone knows how they are made, what they consist of or how they work. Well you have come to the right place if you are wondering “what are the components of an herb pen”?
The main questions we get from people who are considering getting an herb vape pen are about the heating chamber, battery or energy source, screen or filter and the mouth piece. While the heating chamber and power source have the most influence on what kind of performance you can expect the screen or filter and mouthpiece can often have a large impact on the flavor and your overall experience. We will go into more detail below.
- Heating Chamber: Most heating chambers are metal or ceramic. Each have their advantages but ceramic will usually give you a better flavor so if that is a priority you should keep this in mind. Some other things to consider are the size of the heating chamber and how hot it will get. Although pens are very small some actually do offer larger chambers so that you can pack a little bit more each time and expect it to last a little bit longer before having to repack it. This can be very convenient when you are out at an event or traveling and just want to vape some weed. Either way, most people agree it is better to have a little more than a little less or not enough in there when you want it.
- Battery or Energy Source: With so many different models this is one of the most important things to pay attention to. Some models come with a very small or cheap battery. Nothing is more frustrating than if you keep running out of power on a day when you need it most. Generally, you can count on a higher quality vape pen to come with a higher quality battery but that is not always the case. It is highly recommended to do your research and make sure whichever vape you purchase comes with a higher quality battery.
- Fine Screen or Filter: The flavor you get has a lot to do with your fine screen or filter, which also plays a role in protecting your heating device from loose materials.
- Mouthpiece: There are several different kinds of mouthpieces depending on which unit you are looking at but the main thing to consider here is how you will use it. Some pens come with glass mouthpiece which may provide the best flavor but might be a concern if you are very active. We recommend that you stay away from plastic and cheap rubber as they will start to negatively influence the flavor of your vapors.
Ultimately not every herb vape pen is made with the best quality parts and some are more expensive than others but you can actually find a good deal on a quality unit if you know what you are looking for.