Best Vape Pipes: New Era of the Sherlock Holmes Habit
A vape pipe rivals other vaping devices for its unique style and designs while also recalling elements of the past. Vape pipes look like regular tobacco pipes but hide new technology underneath their traditional-looking exterior. Vape pipes also feature liquid tanks and replaceable atomizer coils while being battery-powered and having variable features.
James BickfordUpdated: February 24, 2023
Electronic Pipe 629X
1200 mah Battery
Piano Gloss Style Dark Wood
Tempered QUARTZ Glass Tank
Not all vapers used to smoke cigarettes. Some used to smoke pipes. Now former pipe smokers can use an e-pipe vape.
The E-Puffer 629...
All the top vape pipes on this list feature refillable tanks, interchangeable coil atomizers, and elegant design flourishes such as gold trim or cubic zirconia. Well, not all. One entry is a different take on the traditional vape pipe but does not use batteries or coils. It also does not vape: it smokes.
Not all vapers used to smoke cigarettes. Some used to smoke pipes. Now former pipe smokers can use an e-pipe vape.
The E-Puffer 629X has all the features of a pipe and is one of the best options on the market. A long stem with a wide and flat mouthpiece and a perfectly crafted stummel with a spacious bowl. The only difference between this product and tobacco pipes is that a clearomizer goes between the stummel and the stem. As a result, it works on low ohms that produce more throat hits and flavor.
The device produces intense flavor, especially with 70/30 or 60/40 tobacco e-liquids. And the device has a long-lasting 1200mah battery. It guarantees more vaping time before recharging.
Good looking a device for traditional-look pipe lovers
Large batteryA large battery with fast charging is important as vaping with lower ohms drains the battery faster
The excellently crafted wooden box, so it is a great gift or stylish interior detail
It is expensive, so if you have a small budget, try another pipe on our list
The ePuffer 629X electronic vape pipe is ePuffer’s newest model of e-pipe. The 629X keeps the best design features of previous ePuffer models. But these models add modern touches, such as a solid wood bowl with a crystal LED. The pipe comes in a starter kit that fits in a deep mahogany box with a great jewelry velvet lining.
The starter kit in this vape pipe comes with five atomizers. All are rated at 1.1ohms and made with Japanese organic cotton. There are also two rechargeable 1200mAh batteries, as well as a charger. In addition, there is an e-liquid tank that also acts as the stem of the pipe.
The e-liquid capacity in this vape pipe is 3.5ml, and it uses a 510 connection to attach to the bowl. The coils are threaded, so vapers need only screw them into the base to install them. The container is glass and stainless steel and has great gold trim along its edges.
Elegant and beautifully manufactured from high-quality materials
Excellent vapor production due to low coil resistance
The pipe is draw-activated, so it is easy-to-use
The kit comes fully loaded, so you don't need to think about extra coils, batteries, or mouthpiece stems
It can be hard to drain the pipe and change e-liquid
The Cool Man e-pipe has an undeniable visual appeal with its jade-colored bowl piece. It houses a 2.4ml e-juice tank with a 1.5ohm coil and mouthpiece attached. The e-pipe has an elegant design and an ergonomic feel since the mouthpiece and pipe section connects to the bowl section via 510-threading, so it works much like many other vape pens. The device has no buttons and uses draw activation. It is enough to produce major clouds from the single 18350 battery inside. The battery outputs 3.7V, which is between MTL and DL vaping. So its vapor production has wide appeal and can satisfy both users.
The all-marble and jade-colored bowl sections are visually stylish. And it has good build quality since it houses a single 18350 cell
The vapor production is off the charts, even with the 3.7V maximum voltage output. The battery never falters, and the 1.5ohm coil balances flavor and cloud size
The kit includes two 18350 batteries and a charger, meaning the battery life is practically never-ending
The Cool Man has an easy assembly and does not have any controls or buttons, so anyone can fill the tank, install the battery and start vaping
The fact that there are no variable voltage settings is disappointing, but the amazing vapor quality makes up for it
This device is the same as above, but it does not come with a battery. This allows you to choose the best possible battery with 510 thread.
But it still has all the other essential parts needed to vape. This includes E-Puffer’s classic gold mod tank.
The tank has a low-resistance coil perfect for nicotine tobacco-flavored liquids. So you need to choose e-liquid according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Plus, it contains a high amount of e-liquid inside a 3 ml tank to increase the time between refills. Also, just as important, the tank does not leak.
This device’s sturdy tank, with its high juice capacity and perfect coil. It gives the perfect balance between functionality and practicality.
The high-capacity tank produces an excellent pure flavor
Respectable cloud production with a smooth hit
Great building quality that prevents leaking
No battery section is included, so you need to buy it separately
There are many things to consider when buying the best e-pipe.
Battery Life: This is very important to some vapers. A larger battery means more vaping time before having to recharge. Also, higher-quality batteries have longer life cycles. Generally, batteries with a higher milli-amp hour rating (MAH) last the longest.
Power Output: Output in vapes is measured in volts or watts. With e-pipes it is recommended to use a low output device with high resistance coils.
Accessories: There are stand-alone batteries and starter kits. Buying a battery only gets the buyer a battery and a charging cable. But getting a complete kit guarantees an atomizer and cartridges at the very least.
Ease of Use: How challenging is the device to use? To find out, see how many features it has. The more features a vape has, the harder it can be to use.
What is NOT good for an e-pipe?
Almost all electronic vape pipes work on low wattages and coil resistance (from 0.1ohm to 1.5 ohms), so you should pay attention to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
For example, you should use only e-liquids that do not exceed 40% of VG. The best flavor produces 1.0-1.5ohm coil resistance and with low VG capacity. High VG juices can ruin and burn your coil.
So we recommended using high PG vape juices like Vsavi or God Nectar liquids. All listed devices have ±1.0ohm coils, but if you want to vape on higher resistance, you should look for such devices as Joyetech Elitar Pipe or Cool Man E-Pipe.
For safe vaping vape pipe you should not vape on high wattages. And You should have knowledge of Ohm’s Law and be able to check the resistance of the atomizer.
Pros and Cons of Vape Pipe
E-pipes, like e-cigs, vape e-liquid containing liquid nicotine or not – are no nicotine e-juices. They do not have tobacco or burn any material, so no smoke is produced. The e-liquid used in a vape pipe contains the same ingredients as any other vaping liquid, such as propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, along with different flavorings. While the vapor from e-pipes is not smoke, people should not believe it is 100% safe.
Smoking pipes get dirty, no matter if it is a tobacco or cannabis pipe. The Genius Pipe, for example, needs regular cleaning to work properly. The vape pipes on this page do not need that kind of upkeep. Except for occasionally cleaning out the e-liquid tank or removing and disposing of a coil, these other devices are virtually maintenance-free.
Cleaner and Less Odor
Smoking produces ash, and with tobacco or weed pipes, the ash is ever-present. The bowl has to be cleaned regularly, which causes a mess, and the smell produced by a combustion pipe is about as bad as a burning cigarette.
Disadvantages of E-Pipes
A tobacco or weed pipe may be bad for your health, but they are relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to the price of pipe vape mods. The cost includes the pipe itself and loose-leaf tobacco or marijuana with a tobacco or weed pipe. Vape pipe mods have more parts – like coils and mouthpieces – that can break or need replacing, which regular pipes do not have.
Smokers need only pack their bowl with tobacco or marijuana, light it, and inhale. E-pipes require a little more work. Vapers must fill their tanks, charge and recharge the batteries, remove and replace old coils, and clean whenever needed. Of course, tobacco and weed pipes also need cleaning, but that’s it.
Not a quit smoking tool
While vaping is an alternative to smoking, no one should believe that e-pipes or any vaping device is a useful quit-smoking tool. There is no evidence that vaping can help people quit smoking, and no one should think it can help with tobacco cessation. If people want to quit smoking, they should first speak with a medical professional or use one of the many FDA-approved tobacco cessation tools.
Picking the Best Vape
When deciding on a vape pipe there’s a lot to consider. People need to take into account things like:
Vaping Style = mouth-to-lung vs. direct-lung (sub-ohm)
Performance = low-wattage (flavor production) vs. high-wattage (cloud production)
Exterior Design = modern (e-pipe vape) vs. traditional (Sherlock vape pipe)
Ease-of-use = automatic (no buttons) vs. manual (buttons)
Battery type/life = removable vs. built-in
Cost = affordable vs. luxury
The devices listed above feature all or some of these qualities, making it challenging to choose the best one. The two ePuffer devices, for example, highlight both the most modern and the most classic features. They have removable batteries, refillable tanks, pre-filled cartomizers, and power buttons.
They also have traditional exterior designs and all-wood builds that recall old-fashioned tobacco pipes.
All these conventional elements combined with high-tech touches like sub-ohm coil atomizers and stainless steel fittings also make the ePuffer devices the most expensive.
How Does a Pipe Vape Mod Work
E-pipes function much in the same way other vaping devices work.
A battery (internal or removable) powers a heating element located in a tank or pre-filled cartridge
that vaporizes e-liquid, producing an inhalable aerosol.
The ePuffer 629X vape pipe is an illustrative example. The kit comes fully loaded, including a battery charger. Users must first charge and install their battery into the battery bay, then close the top cap and the power/firing button.
Then, users should fill their tank and attach it to the battery section via the 510 connection. The other models here also have 510 connections, which means they can be used with different types of tanks. Users should activate the vape pipe and start vaping once connected.
Vape Pipe vs. Regular Pipes
Vape pipes act a lot like other e-cigarettes. E-pipes may have a different shape than regular e-cigs. But they also utilize batteries, tanks (both pre-filled and refillable), e-juice, removable coils, and detachable mouthpieces.
Pipe vapes, though, differ from regular smoking pipes. Smoking pipes burn tobacco and inhaling the smoke causes severe health problems. Even the Electronic Pipe Kit 629X, which promises a “cleaner, healthier” smoking experience with its unique filtration system, does not make smoking healthy.
With that said, there might still be people holding onto their traditional smoking pipes for whatever reason. So here are a few advantages and disadvantages to using a vape pipe over a regular tobacco or marijuana pipe.
How Much to Spend on a Vape Pipe
The best vape pipes cost around $60 or more. There are many devices between those ends, and vapers should know that getting a decent e-pipe should not cost a lot. The more affordable price options are by no means inferior.
The Kamry devices both have durable, well-made builds and perform as well as any high-priced model. Of course, the ePuffer models are intended for vapers with the means to splurge on such a select item (the 629X comes packaged in a mahogany wood box).
The 629X and 609 are luxury items, but the other e-pipes here are stripped-down, no-frills items that can still produce excellent vapor. Vapers can decide which of the two styles they prefer and get what they want for the best price.
How Is an Vape Pipe Different from an E-Cigarette?
Vape pipes are essentially the same as an e-cigarette. The primary difference is the wooden texture and form factor. The rest is alike to regular vapes that use e-liquids.
Do Vape Pipes Taste Like Burnt Tobacco Leafs ?
The experience of vaping an vape pipe can taste the same as smoking the real thing. But only if you choose tobacco flavor.
Remember you can choose the best possible e-liquid to get what you love whether it is a banana flavored or coffee & menthol.
The Last Word on Vape Pipes
Vape pipes appeal to a specific type of smoker or vaper, but, at the same time, they have broad appeal. Regular tobacco or marijuana pipes are unique in and of themselves, as only a few people use them. These same people – who enjoy using combustion pipes – should be the ones most interested in the electronic versions.
So, long-time vapers who want to add a special vape pipe to their collection – one that does not resemble a typical e-cig or mod – can also get a vape pipe mod. They function the same way as other e-cigs and box mods, with their batteries, refillable tanks, and replaceable coils.
Most important, they are also very good at creating the best quality vapor.
Published: September 30, 2019Updated: February 24, 2023
My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.
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2 comments on “Best Vape Pipes: New Era of the Sherlock Holmes Habit”
JessApril 29, 2020 at 6:04 am
Super dumb comment as I am not experienced with this at all….. can the e-pipes be used for tobacco AND marijuana… or just tobacco?
James BickfordApril 30, 2020 at 1:23 am
Hi Jess, Thanks for asking. Most e-pipes are made for vaporizing e-liquids and e-juices, so they won’t support other Materials. What you need for vaporizing tobacco and weed we have on #5 The Genius Pipe on the list. It works well with dry herbs and concentrates.