G Pen Elite Vaporizer Review


by Thanush Poulsen

Updated: December 15, 2020

G Pen Elite desktop

Review Score: 88/100

Price Range:
3 x 3 x 6.25 inches
110 v
0.55 lbs.
Works with:
  • Herbs icon


  • Portable and lightweight
  • Heats up quickly
  • LED display


  • The device needs a couple of burn-offs
  • The mouthpiece gets hot

Starting Price: $ 119.95

The G Pen is an adjustable convection style vaporizer for dry herbs that also features temperature control and operates between 200F and 428F. It can heat up to 357F in just 30 seconds. The design is amazing, and there is a futuristic looking LCD screen on the side.

The G Pen comes with a unique identification number to prevent counterfeit units being sold on the market. It is very comfortable to hold and extremely easy to conceal. The design is made in such a way that the vaporizer is not too small that you forget it and not too big that it becomes a nuisance. Even though the vape might not be the smallest in the market, it is among the lightest.

The ceramic chamber has 360-degree heating from all sides and can heat to 357F in just 30 seconds. For a vaporizer of this size, the battery is quite capable. You can get about six vaping sessions in on a full charge, and it takes about two hours to complete.

Big, Easy To Load Chamber

G Pen Elite desktop

The chamber of the G Pen Elite is pretty easy to access and load. All you need to do is remove the mouthpiece and it is right there. Loading and cleaning are simple and swift.

It is also worth mentioning that chamber and mouthpiece cleaning are relatively easy. Make sure that you brush off and clean the chamber after every session. You should also try and clean the screen under the mouthpiece after every session. Once in a while, do a more thorough cleaning to keep the device in tip-top condition.


Once loaded, to turn on the device you just press the power button five times. The device will power up and show you your preferred temperature, the remaining battery life, and the current settings of the device on the LED screen on the side. This takes just a few seconds so you do not have to wait too long before you can start vaping.
g pen elite box
Adjusting the temperature on the device is simple. There are two buttons adjacent to the LED screen. One is for turning up the temperature, and the other lowers it. Keep in mind that turning the device on will not automatically activate the heating.

To being heating, hold down the button for about two seconds. The screen will display the progress of the heater. For a portable vaporizer, you will find that it heats up pretty quickly so you can get to your vaping faster. You can take your first draw in as little as 20 seconds, which is really exceptional. Most comparable vapes take a whole minute to heat up.

G Pen Elite Edition: The Phil Frost x Burton G Pen

The design is a collaboration with artist Phil Frost, Burton Snowboards, and Grenco vape manufacturer. Some people will think the Phil Frost Burton G Pen Elite is worth it just for the design and ergonomics alone.
While the design is excellent, it is the performance that makes this a must-have in any dry herb vaper’s kit. The flavors that are produced by the unique heating system alone make it worth the price, not to mention how easy it is to use and maintain. The contours allow a perfect hand fit.

Are There Other Similar Vaporizers On The Market?

Pax 2

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The Pax 2 is a slightly more expensive vaporizer that is known for being easy to use and producing high quality vapor. It comes with a 2-year warranty, compared to the 1-year of the G Pen Elite. However, a downside is that it only comes with four predetermined temperature settings, unlink the wide range of the G Pen Elite.


focusvape vaporizer
The FocusVape is in a similar price range as the G Pen Elite, and has a 1-year warranty as well. Similar to the G Pen, it also has a wide temperature range for vaporizing at. Users enjoy its vibrating action to inform them when it is ready to use. However, its battery life is shorter than that of the G Pen Elite.

G Pen Elite Vaporizer Specifications

Manufactured by: Grenco Science
Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 6.25 inches
Color: Black
Weight: 0.55 lbs
Voltage: 110V
Designed in: California
Can be used with: Dry herb

Pros and Cons


  • Portable and lightweight
  • Heats up extremely quickly (about 20 seconds)
  • The LED display is a critical addition that makes the product even easier to use
  • The temperature spectrum is perfect for customizing your session
  • The chamber size is ideal for group or individual session
  • The battery life is very impressive given the scale of the device


  • In order bump up the quality of the vapor, the device needs a couple of burn-offs
  • The mouthpiece gets hot with prolonged use
  • The battery is not replaceable and only charges via a micro-USB port

Is The G Pen Elite Worth It?

From beginners to experts, this powerful vaporizer can be used by anyone who likes to vape using dry herbs. However, because of its small size and ergonomic design, it is an ideal unit for frequent travelers, and outdoor people who like to enjoy their flowers while on the go.

It is one thing for a vaporizer to have a great build and great features, and another for the device be able to deliver a memorable experience. It is small and has a neat assortment of functions that make it easy to use.

It is very sturdy and small enough to fit neatly in the palm for discreet vaping.
The tech of the G Pen not only gives excellent temperature control, but the unique heating chamber uses air to burn the herb. The result is a vape that gives up all the flavor and nuances of the grass.
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Published: February 6, 2017Updated: December 15, 2020

Thanush Poulsen

Being a regular Sweden student, I discovered innovative ways of living healthier. And with my very first e-cigarette, I’ve got obsessed with all things digital. So vaping collided my interests in electronics, science, and health. I enjoy bringing people into the world of vaping through my reviews, guides, and best-of lists.


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