Last updated on August 9th, 2018 at 10:38 pm
A wax vaporizer, wax pen, or a dab vape are vaporizers that can be used specifically with wax. They can have the same design and look as a dry herb vape pen at times. We often ask ourselves what was the best in different categories. Well this article gives us more of an in-depth look at the top 10 wax vaporizers of 2018. There are different criteria’s that can put one above the other and price is not one of them. Different things we look for are the type of coil it uses, temperature control settings, how discreet it is, consistency of the vapor flavor and vapor quality. Once you know which one to buy, you’ll be set for 7/10 Day!
What’s a Wax Vaporizer?
A wax vaporizer is a rechargeable and sometimes replaceable battery operated vaporizer that its main purpose is vaporize concentrates. Often times a wax vape pen will be dual use or triple use so it can vaporizer other materials like herbs and liquids too. This can mean they share the same chamber but the wax uses its own pod or that the chamber gets changed for the correct material. Dab vape pens are designed for the vaper that prefers concentrates as their go-to medicine. The main difference between a wax vape pen and other vaporizers is the chamber for it. Atomizers specifically for concentrates are created different. One thing to remember is a vaporizer with lower heat will usually produce good vapor flavor and ones with high heat will produce a lot of vapor but keep the vapor level low. They generally work the same way as other vaporizers, usually turned on by 5 clicks. If it is a temperature controlled vape pen, it is usually controlled by 3 clicks.
Difference Between Dry Herb Vaporizers and Dab Pens?
The similarities in different vape pens like ones for dry herbs and ones for concentrates are design, shape, size and feel. However the main difference is inside the heating chamber. When you open the chamber and look at the atomizer, you will notice a big difference. Herbal heating atomizers are generally a flat circle coil or an empty chamber with holes to heat it up. The wax atomizer can come in a plethora of designs from ceramic coils to ceramic dish to titanium nails to quartz rods wrapped in titanium coils. Dab pens also come with dab tools so you can scrape the wax and place it on the coil. Some coils tend to break or give out quicker than others depending on your atomizer. When you have been using it for a couple of weeks, the coil can be detached from the amount of oil build up over time.
Best Dab Vapes of 2018
Dabbing is the act of vaping concentrated forms of dry herbs by using a dab pen. Every year more and more vapes come out which means more technological advancements like features and quality of the vape pen. We try to list the top 10 vape of every year to help you pick the right one. Prices vary but quality and features are top notch. Knowing how to use a dab vape pen stays consistent but everything else will be ever changing. 2018 is a great year for the new vaporizers on the market.
Flowermate V5.0s Mini Pro
The Flowermate V5.0s Mini Pro is an impressive dual use (dry herb and wax) device packed into a box that is only 2” x 3” x 5” with a weight of only 0.70 pounds. Like other palm-sized dual use portable vaporizers, the Flowermate V5.0s Mini Pro has precision temperature control. It also has the capability of reaching temperatures as low as 104°F or 40°C and temperatures as high as 446°F or 230°C.
Features & Benefits:
Some of the key features included in the Flowermate V5.0s include the vaporizer’s ability to vaporize both dry herbs as well as wax inside of its ceramic chamber. The use of a hybrid heating which is a combination of conduction and convection heating for a high-quality vaping experience is a must. It also has an isolated airpath combined with a glass mouthpiece that makes sure your vapors are untainted and flavorful when you begin hitting the device. There is a digital LED display that allows you to track and set your vape temperature. You can also use it to keep tabs on your current battery life. A new feature that some vapes also have is the power bank feature so that you can charge other devices using your vaporizer. There is a 30-second heat up time that gives you the ability to vape quickly, which is normal.
If you’re looking for something that is compact, convenient, and packed full of useful features that make for great vaping sessions, the Flowermate V5.0s Mini Pro is definitely one of the best vaporizers out right now.
KandyPens Prism Plus Vaporizer
The Kandypens Prism Plus is a wax vaporizer offered by well-known manufacturer KandyPens. It is a very compact device with the dimensions of only 1.25” x 3.5” x 6” and a weight of only 0.40 pounds. This vaporizer does not come with precision temperature control but it does come with preset temperature settings that are displayed on the device by four different colors.
Features & Benefits:
Some of the key features that come with the KandyPens Prism Plus Vaporizer include two glass mouthpieces that allow you to take flavorful hits without having to ruin the vapor flavors with plastic pieces, a choice of a dual quartz rod atomizer or a ceramic coilless atomizer (both of these atomizers have something special to offer when it comes to heating up your wax), and a small dab tool that can be attached to your keychain so that you can use your device absolutely anywhere.
A sleek and slender body with a powerful battery and great attachments makes the KandyPens Prism Plus Vaporizer a great choice for anyone who loves taking dabs on the go while also being discreet and not needing large amounts of equipment to vape.
Yet another dab pen offered by KandyPens, the KandyPens wax vaporizer is a sleek, stylish, compact device with a size of 1” x 4.5” x 4” and a weight of only 0.40 pounds. Like many other pens, the Gravity does not have precision temperature control. However, it does offer four temperature settings for the user to choose from. These temperatures are 300°F (149°C), 350°F (177°C), 390°F (199°C), and 430°F (221°C). The temperature of the device is controlled by the button on the front and the temperature settings are shown by different colored LED lights.
Features & Benefits:
Some of the features that comes with the KandyPens Gravity include a deep heating chamber that is able to handle more wax than the average dab pen for vape enthusiasts who enjoy more intense and long-lasting vape sessions, a quartz rod atomizer and a quartz crystal chamber, an elevated airflow system that prevents the device from leaking or becoming clogged, a choice of titanium coils as well as a coilless ceramic dish atomizer and a ceramic chamber, and plenty of tools to help you use your device.
If aesthetic and use are both qualities that are important to you in your dab pen, the KandyPens Gravity is definitely a vape that you should take into consideration.
Puffco Pro 2
The Puffco Pro 2 is a lightweight and easy-to-use wax vaporizer that has the dimensions of 4.5” x 2.85” x 0.85” with a weight of about 0.29 pounds. This wax vaporizer comes with three preset temperature settings that are displayed on the face of the pen’s body when the power button is engaged
Features & Benefits:
Some of the features you can expect to see in the Puffco Pro 2 include a sleek alloy body that helps protect your device from falls and shocks in tight spaces, a ceramic rod atomizer with a titanium coil and a large chamber for great vaping sessions, a face that features only one button that makes it easy for new vape enthusiasts to use the device, and a carrying case featuring a loading tool so that you can take your pro 2 with you and use it wherever you go.
The Pro 2 by Puffco is definitely a dab pen that is focused on performance. If you want an easy-to-use vaporizer that is going to last no matter what type of damage you try to inflict on it and will give you high-quality vaping sessions, you should definitely check out the Pro 2.
KandyPens Mini Wax
Featuring a retro candy gloss design and a ton of features that you would only expect to be present in much larger wax vaporizers, the MINI by KandyPens is a winner in both aesthetic and function. This compact vaporizer is only about 1.25” x 3.25” x 5.5” and weighs approximately 0.46 pounds. This dab pen comes installed with three preset temperatures at 350°F or 177°C, 390°F or 199°C, and 430°F or 221°C.
Features & Benefits:
Some of the features that come with the KandyPens MINI include a coilless ceramic atomizer that ensures the quality of your vapor and makes sure that you don’t waste any wax during your sessions, an elevated airflow system that prevents clogging and makes sure that your wax doesn’t leak out of your pen, a stunning 5-second heat up time that allows you to hit your vape instantly, pass through charging so that you can continue to use your vape even when you have it plugged in, and a ton of tools to help you use your MINI from the moment you purchase it.
With a beautiful design and an even more impressive set of features, the KandyPens MINI wax vaporizer is hard to beat. If you’re in the market for a dab pen, the MINI is one of the main pens that you should keep in the back of your mind.
The Vivant Dabox (Haha… Get it? We want da box!) is an astounding piece of wax vaporizer technology packed into a palm-sized device. This compact vape measures in at 2.75” x 2.75” x 4.5” and weighs about 0.80 pounds. This is a unique wax vaporizer, as it offers no temperature controls or preset temperature settings. Instead, the Dabox delivers 40 watts of electricity to the coils inside of the vaporizer each time you use it.
Features & Benefits:
Some of the features that come with the Dabox include extra thick coils for more powerful and intense dabbing sessions, a flip door at the bottom of the device so that you can load your wax in easier, a glass chamber and mouthpiece that helps to protect the flavor of your wax, a quick heat up time that you can hit your vape within seconds of loading the wax, two interchangeable quartz coils that allow you to experience different flavor profiles, and a battery that only takes an hour to fully charge.
In addition to its hilarious name, the Vivant Dabox is a great wax vaporizer for those who want to enjoy high-quality and powerful dabbing sessions with a discreet, portable palm-sized device.
Pulsar APX Wax
The Pulsar APX Wax, or APX W, is a new addition to the Pulsar lineup that offers power as well as portability. This extremely compact device has the dimensions of 2” x3” x 5.5” and a light weight of about 0.45 pounds. This device appears to have preset temperature settings but there seems to be no information online about what those settings are or how hot the APX W is capable of getting.
Features & Benefits:
Some of the features that you can see in the Pulsar APX W include a heating chamber made of pure quartz for rapid heating, replaceable atomizer tanks, replaceable triple quart rod atomizers, dabs that only take five seconds for convenience, a huge selection of bodies that you can choose from for those who like plainer designs and for those who like more customization, interchangeable glass and stainless steel mouthpieces depending on the users preference, and a charge time of only one hour and 30 minutes.
If you need something small and discreet but also powerful, highly-customizable, and high-quality, the Pulsar APX W might be the wax vaporizer that you need.
Yocan Evolve Plus
Yocan is a vape manufacturer that is known for creating high-quality devices and the Evolve Plus is no exception. This wax pen is a heavy, compact device that has measurements of 1.25” x 3.25” x 5.75” and a large weight of approximately 4 pounds. The Evolve Plus offers no temperature control, which may be a problem for some. However, the features more than make up for the lack of temperature controls.
Features & Benefits:
Some of the features that you will see in the Yocan Evolve Plus include a built-in concentrate jar located towards the bottom of the vaporizer that allows you to store and carry extra wax with you wherever you take your pen, a dual quartz wax atomizer with an atomizer cap for powerful dabbing sessions that prevents leaking, a larger chamber for better heating and improved holding capabilities, an impressive 3-second heat up time for vape enthusiasts who can’t wait to hit their wax, and tools to help you remove and load wax from your Evolve Plus.
Although the weight of this device might be a bit much for some and the lack of temperature controls can also be a deterrent, the Evolve Plus is a very well-built device and is perfect for any vaper who wants to be able to carry their wax and device around with ease.
The Atmos Kiln has a design extremely similar to that of the KandyPens Mini but with fewer features. This wax pen has dimensions of 1.75” x 2.5” x 5.5” and a weight of approximately 0.80 pounds. This is another model that has no temperature controls or settings, which may be an issue for some vape enthusiasts. Like the previous vaporizer, this one only has a single button for all of your vaping needs.
Features & Benefits:
Some of the key features in the Atmos Kiln include the ceramic coilless atomizer that gives you more powerful vape hits and helps you to conserve your wax rather than waste it on coils, the ability to turn most any e-juice mod into a powerful dab rig, an easy-to-modify body that allows you to take control of your vaping experience and do what you want with the Kiln, and bonus tools that help you to get the most out of your dab pen.
To be honest, the Atmos Kiln leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to a dab pen. However, if you are just starting out on your vape journey or if you just need a simple device for your dab sessions then the Atmos Kiln might be the way to go.
One of the best looking and sleekest wax vape pen on the market is the Linx Hypnos. From the stainless steel look to the cleanliness design, you will appreciate this wax vapor pen. It even looks just as nice, if not nicer with the glass mouthpiece on it. The Linx Hypnos does not contain any glue, paint, or fiber anywhere on or in the vape. Everything is made from medical grade equipment from the stainless steel to the ceramic to the coil and even glass. It istruly portable with its short stature standing at 4 inches and 14mm in diameter. As you can tell by now, we love temperature controlled wax vape pens and this is another one. It has 4 different temperatures to choose from. You start at low (blue), then medium low (green), medium high (yellow), high (red). The batteries input voltage is 2.7 – 5.5v and output is 3.5v – 4.1v. The battery is also 510 theaded so you can interchange it with other chambers and vapes but it won’t be necessary after you see the potential of the Linx Hypnos.
We cannot get over the quality of this dab pen. From the design to the vapor quality, everything is A1 from start to finish. It has a solid build that you can just taste as you use it. The ceramic atomizer is exactly what you need. Since the update, there are two types of Linx Hypnos with different coils. The Linx Hypnos original has a titanium wrapped coil with a ceramic rod atomizer where the Linx Hypnos Zero is a ceramic dish. It is all in preference but we think the Linx Hypnos Zero has a better tasting atomizer. It burns a bit slower and keeps the good tasting vapor consistent and offers a great airflow vapor path.
How to Use the Linx Hypnos:
Press the white clear button 5 times quickly to turn it on. Unscrew the top chamber to show the atomizer and drop a nice small dab in there then screw it back on. Choose your temperature by clicking on the button 3 times to toggle between the 4 pre-set temperatures. Click the button and wait about 5 seconds before you take a slow drag. There is no real turning off feature. You have to keep your finger on the power button for longer than 15 seconds to automatically have it shut off.
Pros: We cannot brag about this pen enough. On top of it all, it is a very low price compared to a lot of other vaporizers. The price is definitely a big factor along with just about everything else we talked about which was good. The glass mouthpiece is even a great added benefit because it helps with the great vapor taste.