G Pen Elite Vaporizer Review
Did you know that a lot of vaporizer companies sell white label products? In other words, they simply slap their logo on a generic product and claim it to be the best, shiniest, and most innovative unit available on the market? To avoid falling into that trap, consider the G Pen Elite vaporizer pen by Grenco Science.
G Pen Elite Vaporizer Specs and Price Tag
Date Released: February 2016
Manufactured by: Grenco Science
Designed in: California
Manufactured in: China
Can be used with: Dry herb
Dimensions: 3.4 x 1.2 x 1 inches
The G Pen is an adjustable convection style vaporizer for dry herbs that also features temperature control and operates between 200oF and 428oF. It can heat up to 357oF in just 30 seconds. The design is amazing, and there is a futuristic looking LCD screen on the side.
So, what is convection style?
In short, unlike conduction vaporizers that vaporize materials by bringing it in direct contact with the heating elements such as a heating coil, convection vaporizers blow hot air through the material to turn it into vapor. Although this process might take longer, it vaporizes the herbs evenly and offers a much smoother and crisper taste.
The pen comes with a unique identification number to prevent counterfeit units being sold on the market. You can go to the manufacturer’s website to verify your unit’s authenticity.
Who Is the Vaporizer Pen For?
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.
G Pen Elite Video Overview
What Makes the G Pen Stand Out?
The one factor that sticks out when you get the G Pen is the size. It is very comfortable to hold and extremely easy to conceal. The design is made in such a way that the pen is not too small that you forget it and not too big that it becomes a nuisance. Even though the pen might not be the smallest in the market, it is among the lightest.
A Big, Easy to Load Chamber
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’s right there. Loading and cleaning are simple and swift.
It’s 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 don’t have to wait too long before you can start vaping.
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.
Long Battery Life, But Not Replaceable
Another appealing part of this vape pen is the battery. For a vape pen 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. Unfortunately, the vape pen doesn’t offer a replaceable battery, which means that if you have it long enough and the battery degrades, you’ll have to buy a new device.
Pros and Cons of the G Pen Elite Vaporizer
- The device is highly portable and more lightweight than many of the other devices dry herb pens on the market
- The device heats up extremely quickly (about 20 seconds), while other devices can take as long as 1 minute.
- 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
It is one thing for a vape pen to have a great build and great features, and another for the device be able to deliver a memorable experience. Right out of the box, we found the device to be pretty good-looking with a nice feel in the hands. It is small, as advertised, and has a neat assortment of functions that make it easy to use.
The chamber is sizeable and able to handle a substantial amount of the ground material. However, it provides a better hit when you don’t pack it too much. If you prefer to have better flavors, it is better to start with lower temps when using this device. Expectedly, this means that you will have to do without as much vapor. But, as you move towards the end of your session, you will need the higher temperatures.
I found a couple of problems while using the device. Key among them is how hot the vapor gets when using the device. Also, the mouthpiece might get a little hot after a couple of minutes using the device. The silicone material around the mouthpiece makes the condition more bearable. Also, starting at a lower temperature helps to counter the situation.
Good portable vaporizer pens for herbs are not usually easy to come by, which is why the G Pen Elite is such a great device, given the features and the functionality it has to offer. The G Pen merges an efficient and simple build with functional features that are highly customizable.
Because of the larger chamber, you can host group sessions, which is a big upside of this device. Even though the mouthpiece gets hot, you can counter this by moving your lips further away from the mouthpiece to leave enough space for the heat to dissipate.
G Pen Elite Dry Herb Vaporizer
Vape Rating: 90/100 by Vaping Daily