Vaping is something that has been steadily growing in popularity over the last few years.
If you have long been on the fence about it and only just starting to think about vaping, how do you go about choosing the best vape pen?
As there are lots of products available these days, browsing through the available vape pens on the market can be quite intimidating as a beginner.
Fortunately, we are here to help and are going to discuss some of the most important considerations you need to make when choosing the right vape pen for you.
First things first, let’s just clear up what a vape pen is and how it works.
What is a Vape Pen and How Does it Work?
The term vape pen, as you may have realized, is short for pen vaporizer and is a pocket-sized and compact gadget that acts like a power source for heating up a vape tanker or cartridge to produce vape.
Vape pens are hugely popular because they are more discreet, easier to use and cheaper than the full-size vaporizers out there.
They are made of five main components – the mouthpiece, a button, the vape pen battery, and an atomizer.
The heating element is the atomizer and that heats up the CBD oil or whatever you want to vape to just a little under the temperature of combustion so that it turns to vapor.
The tank/chamber holds the oil. As the atomizer warms up the chamber, you are then able to use the mouthpiece to inhale the vapor.
Choosing the Best Vape Pen?
Now we’ve covered the basics about what one is and how it works, we need to discuss how you choose the right one for you. There are several factors you need to consider.
The size is a huge factor you need to think about when choosing a vape pen. There are various shapes and sizes available. If, for instance, you are looking for a discreet way to enjoy some CBD oil to help with your nerves or help you sleep, you will want one that is as small and compact as you can get.
In general, the size of a vape pen is more about personal preference than anything else. Although it is worth noting that smaller vape pens are better for handling oils and waxes.
Method of Heating
Another aspect of buying a vape pen you need to consider is the method of heating the oil, wax or whatever else you may wish to vape.
There are various options out there, including:
- Conduction – in this type of vape, the chamber and heating element are never in direct contact
- Induction – in this type of vape pen, there are magnetic fields through which the heat passes. Although this is the least popular, there are still a variety of vape pens out there that use it
- Convection – in this form of a vape pen, the heating element and vape material are in direct contact, as the warm air passes through and around the vaping material.
Capacity and Battery Life
As you’d probably imagine, just as there are different sized vape pens, there are models with different battery lifespans and capacities.
It is definitely a good idea to look for a vape pen with long battery life on a single charge as possible and that will last for a long period.
It’s important to bear in mind that the battery life will be affected by the temperature.