Best Dab Pen Guide 2021

Find the best dab pen for you

There are hundreds of dab pens available, Namaste Vapes is here to bring you the top vapes in every category and allow you to narrow down your search. 

Everyone is different and your vaporizer should show that. We have constructed a list of different categories to show you which vaporizers perform best in cloud production, affordability, or dual use. 

No matter what you prioritize when looking at a dab pen we believe there is the perfect pen for you. Below is our list of the top vaporizers according to customer reviews along with staff picks in what we believe are the best Dab pens on the market!

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What You'll Learn:

What is A Dab Pen?

How to Use A Dab Pen?

How Much is A Dab Pen?

How to Clean A Dab Pen?

What is The Difference Between a Dab Pen & a Vape Pen?

Pros and Cons of Dab Pen?

Dab Pen FAQ

Best Dab Pen of 2021

Best dab pens of 2021

- Puffco Plus

Top of the line dab vaporizers regardless of price these vaporizers deliver the best vapor quality and are a favorite among our customers. 

Puffco has created the Plus with everything a customer could possibly need. With the most noticeable aspect being the mouthpiece as it has a loading tool, carb cap, and splash guard all in one. 

This bowl is a ceramic coil-less bowl that makes cleaning a breeze, not to mention it will provide a more even heat to melt your concentrate. It is as simple to operate as a single push of a button. 

There are 3 preset heat temperature settings that allow you to customize your session, not only are the preset temperatures nice, but there is a session mode. Session mode allows you to have a constant 12 second heat. The Plus is extremely portable as most of these pens will be on this list, but the Plus is only about the size of a regular pen and now has 15% more battery life than the older version.

Key Features

Coilless atomizer

Fingerprint resistant

30-50 puffs per charge

Enhanced airflow

Built in dab tool

Best dab pen under $50

- Yocan evolve plus

When price is in the way don’t think that you will need to compromise a good thing just because it is too expensive. Here is what we believe to be the best dab pens for an affordable price. 

The Yocan Evolve Plus is what helped the Yocan Evolve line get on the map. It is equipped with a dual quartz wax atomizer that gives the vaporizer the milky clouds. Although this vaporizer does not allow for exact temperature control it is easily managed by pulsing on the single button.

Because of the single button use the Evolve Plus is very easy to use and extremely durable for those first time users or even experienced users. Not only is the vapor quality top notch but the Evolve Plus comes with a convenient built in silicone container at the bottom of the device that makes storing and traveling with your concentrate so much easier. 

Key Features

Built in wax container

Pass through charging

Large chamber

Fast heat up time

1100mah battery

Easiest Dab Pen to Use

- Linx Hypnos Zero

If you are looking for simplicity, look no further. This is every beginner's dream vape as it is as easy as a push of a button.

With a variety of vaporizers, Linx has produced an easy to use wax pen; Hynos Zero. This vaporizer has a 510 thread and a full ceramic heating chamber which heats up instantly and ensures an even heat. The even heat gives your vapor great taste and the coil-less atomizer will heat up all of your product making sure you get the best out of your vaporizer.

There are 4 preset heat settings which are easily identifiable with the different light settings on the button. The Hypnos Zero is an incredible discreet vaporizer that is easy to use and simple to clean, it is truly the simplest dab pen.

Key Features

4 preset temperature settings

Great flavor

Ceramic plate oven

No plastic

Glass mouthpiece

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- Dr dabber light

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The Dr.Dabber Light is a single button use vaporizer that is specifically meant for concentrates. The single button allows the light to be easy to use, but does not give precise temperature settings. It does have a 510 thread which is nice for the versatility of the vaporizer as you can use a prefilled cartridge if preferred. 

It is small and discreet so traveling with the light is as light as a feather. Not only will people not be able to see it but the battery life is long lasting and will keep up with your needs.

Key Features

Very discreet

Easy to pull from

Simple to use

Nice vapor quality

Good quality

Affordable Dab Pen

- Yocan Evolve Concentrate

Don’t let the price fool you just because the price is cheap does not mean the device is cheap. There are many affordable portable vaporizers that perform just like the more expensive ones, this is our most affordable vaporizer on Namaste Vapes. 

Yocan has come out with their Yocan Evolve 2020 vaporizer with a new color selection and instead of a matte finish it is a foiled finish. The Evolve is a straight forward device having a single button for use and a dual quartz coil made for easy filling and use. 

The Evolve paved the way for Yocan in the concentrate area, the Evolve comes with a coil cap that protects your oil from spilling and your vaporizer from becoming gunked up. The Evolve is perfect for on the go as it is durable and no longer than from your wrist to the tip of your middle finger, making it perfectly compact for on the go.

Key Features

Easy to use

Nice taste 10 second constant heat

Quick heat up time

Dual quartz coils

Best Portable Dab Rig

- Puffco Peak Pro

For those of you with a large appetite something a little bit bigger will suffice. Great for larger groups or if you just want a little longer session.

The Puffco Peak Pro is the newest edition to the Puffco family and the reinvented peak. The Peak Pro comes with 4 preset temperature settings that are changeable through the APP that you can now download on ios devices. Not only does that app allow you to customize the temperature settings but allows custom color variations, live read of current temperature and session count. For those with Apple devices here is a workaround to use the APP features.

The new Pro has a 40% larger atomizer than the original and creates great vapor quality with large clouds. New tethered carb cap lets you have directional airflow leading to a more even heat and a sensor that ensures the temperature stays where it needs to be.

The glass tapers in more on the top and is taller which helps with splash back. What makes this rig easily portable is the sturdy carrying case to carry around with strong magnets to ensure your device is safe at all times.

Key Features

Wireless charging

Can be used with APP

Water filtration

Large chamber

Precise temperature control

Biggest Clouds

- Utillian 5

The first thing that comes to mind when vaping is the big thick clouds. It is at the top of everyone’s list when looking for a vaporizer. With this vaporizer you won’t be able to miss the large cloud that it produces.

The Utillian 5 is at the top of this list with their 4 temperature settings and adjustable airflow. If you are looking for the large clouds from the Utillian 5 then you will want to bump up your temperature to the top two settings. The lowest temperature settings are good for flavor, but the two highest ones are where you will see the large cloud production.

The Utillian 5 uses black ceramic coils instead of the traditional quartz coils, as the black ceramic coils are more porous and produce less waste allowing the user to get the most out of their concentrates.

Key Features

Triple titanium coil

1500mah battery

4 heat settings

Adjustable airflow ring

Holds .3 grams of concentrate

Best Dual Use Vaporizer

- Mighty Vaporizer

It is hard to find a good vaporizer to vape both concentrates and dry herb, as most do best for single use. But, you should not be limited so for those who like to dabble in not only dabs but dry herbs, we have the vaporizer for you. 

The Mighty vaporizer by Storz and Bickel has been on the top of everyone's list for a while now for their outstanding vapor with dry herb, but the mighty has more to offer than just vaping herb. It is a hybrid vape meaning that it also vapes concentrates. It comes with concentrate pads to ensure that the wax does not fall into the device. 

The most important thing when looking into a hybrid vape is that it can reach a high enough temperature to actually melt your dabs. The mighty gets up there reaching 410F or 210C which is perfect for your concentrates.

Not only is it a hybrid in the sense that it vapes both dry herb and concentrates, but it has a hybrid heating system which makes this vaporizer top of the line. The Mighty will allow you to switch from dry herb to concentrate seamlessly and let you enjoy your favorite product anytime.

Key Features

Hybrid heating

Exact temperature settings

LED screen

Hives haptic feedback

110 volt battery

Best Dab Pen Battery Life

- KandyPens Crystal 2

Having a long battery life for your vaporizer is important because it will allow you to explore and be out without needing to charge up constantly. These vaporizers are sure to out last even you.

Kandypens has dropped the newest Crystal 2 in November of 2020 with the same look as the original crystal only now with a 1200mAh Sub-Ohm battery, adjustable airflow and a newly designed atomizer. As long as you don’t mind the bulkier look of this vaporizer it will surely out vapor the smaller competition.

The 1200mAh battery is sure to last you 50-60 sessions or roughly 30-40 minutes. And say at some point the battery does not last, there is a lifetime warranty on all of the parts of this pen so KandyPens has you covered.

Key Features

1200mah battery

Quartz crystal glass atomizer

Glass mouthpiece

Pass through charging

Lifetime warranty

What is a Dab Pen?

A dab pen is a portable dab rig. It is a convenient and discreet way for someone to vape substances such as wax, shatter, and oils on the go. Dabs are a more potent way of vaping THC as it is extracted from the plant and made into a sticky oil that is more concentrated than the herb. A dab pen is to concentrate as a vape pen is to dry herb, of course there are some vaporizers that do both and most are very similar, the main difference is the temperature range.

Usually dabs are smoked from a rig and placed in the nail and then torched, this is because they need more heat then a regular flame could give. To vape concentrates or dabs from a pen it is the same situation, so most dab pens have a heat range from 315F to 600F which allows the dab to melt and be vaped completely. 

How to use a dab pen?

Dab pens are all relatively similar in how they can be used. They are the smallest of portable vaporizers and are usually built with a single button making them extremely user friendly.

They are made with only a few parts: battery, mouthpiece, and chamber or atomizer. Usually they do not have precise temperature settings, instead using a single button system that has roughly 3-5 preset temperatures. The single button is also the power button, which usually takes 5 clicks to turn on and off your dab pen.

How much is a dab pen?

Because there is such a large variety of dab pens the price range can vary. You can be looking at anything from $25 to $100 with the average dab pen costing around $50 to $60. If you are a novice at vaping concentrates you may want to start off with one of the more simplistic designs like the Yocan Evolve.

If you are looking at some of the more luxury pens you may want to take a look at the Linx Hypnos Zero. Both are different in their atomizers, temperature settings and usage, all of the decisions will be made up of how much money you are willing to spend and what you want most out of your dab pen.

How to clean a dab pen?

Dab pens are probably the hardest vaporizers to clean compared to dry herb or e liquid pens. Dab pens can be worse due to the substance getting sticky and is much thicker to clean than the other two. The easiest way is wiping around the device and threads with a soaked isopropyl cotton swab and to allow the mouthpiece and most atomizers to soak in the alcohol.

Cleaning it on a schedule will help make this job much easier, of course over time cleaning alone will no longer work and the atomizer will need to be replaced. For more in depth instructions check out our tips and trick on cleaning your pen to get a complete guide.

What is the difference between a dab pen and a vape pen?

The main difference between a dab pen and just a regular vape pen would be in their names. A dab pen is used for dabs or concentrates which are a waxier and stickier substance than what you would use for a vape pen which is a complete liquid form of THC.

Pros

Extremely portable

Budget friendly

Used for multiple types of concentrates

Smooth vapor

High potency

Cons

Frequent cleaning

Small vapor production

Learning Curve 

Not dual use with dry herb

Related Questions

What kind of high do you get from a dab pen?

Dab pens use oils, wax, or shatter which have a much higher potency than dry herb which gives you a stronger high when using a dab pen. The results can last anywhere from 2-4 hours and delivers much more immediate results than the traditional use. 

How long does a vape pen cart last?

Unlike a dab pen the vapes come with either pre filled or refillable cartridges. On a half gram (500 mg) cartridge it can last anywhere from 75 to 150 puffs. The biggest factor on the time that a cartridge will last is the amount of use from the consumer. Some other variables can be the temperature, how long or how much vapor you inhale, and battery type. 

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