Wax pen vaporizers have come a long way since they first started appearing on headshop shelves years ago. Quartz, titanium and ceramic (materials that were once rare to find incorporated to wax atomizers) have become the industry standard. Advanced temperature control, extended battery life and better overall dependability have helped wax pens evolve into more than just a quick, easy way to enjoy wax concentrates.
Today’s wax pens are now just as powerful and reliable as their pricey desktop dab rig predecessors, plus feature with the added elements of portability and discretion – allowing you to break-free from the confides of your living room and expand your dab horizons to the great outdoors!
There are a ton of great wax pens out there – but how do you know which wax pen is best? To help answer that question, check out our rundown of what we consider to be the best wax pen vaporizers on the market today. Here you’ll find some classic wax vapes, as well as some brand new units from some of the top manufacturers in the industry.
KandyPens Gravity – $129.95
Some laws are meant to be broken, and the Law of Gravity is ripe for a challenge. Be prepared to reach unexplored heights with the latest release from KandyPens – the Gravity vaporizer.
Expertly crafted from only the highest quality materials, the Gravity wax pen vaporizer features a stealth sandblasted black finish, advanced atomizers (quartz crystal and coilless ceramic), as well as a variable temperature battery with four different heat settings. Covered by an an industry-leading lifetime warranty (battery) by KandyPens, the Gravity is a great value and must-own for any dab enthusiast.
By including two of the most cutting-edge atomizers found on any wax pen, the Gravity has become one of the most versatile pen vaporizers on the market today.
Looking for pure taste with enough power to instantly vaporize your dabs? The Gravity’s Dual Quartz Rod/Quartz Chamber Atomizer is constructed from inert quartz crystal and features high-quality titanium coils – which allow the true flavor of wax to shine through.
For those who like to take things slow and low, the Gravity’s Coilless Ceramic is the way to go. Instead of exposed coils, this revolutionary atomizer utilizes a flat ceramic which is great for longer sessions and conserving your extracts.
KandyPens Galaxy – $99.95
The state-of-the-art Galaxy wax pen is one of the brightest shining stars in the KandyPens universe. As one of the first wax pen vaporizers to feature a Dual Quartz Rod Atomizer, the Galaxy set the stage for all that followed.
Unsatisfied with traditional means of wax vaporization, KandyPens replaced standard ceramic rods, utilized by other wax pens found on the market, with inert quartz crystal – allowing users to experience the full flavor profile of their wax concentrates.
In addition to its advanced atomizer, Galaxy pens also feature something else that KandyPens helped bring to the forefront of the wax pen market; a temperature control battery. With the ability to select between three different temperature settings (350°, 390° and 430°F), the Galaxy lets you experiment with a wide range of heat levels.
By putting a fresh, fun spin on traditional wax pen vaporizer styling, the Galaxy is available in twelve unique colors and finishes, including the recently released glossy red and limited edition rose gold which pairs perfectly with your iPhone.
#ThisThingRips R Series 2 – $49.99
#ThisThingRips has quickly become one of the most recognizable names in the industry. Known for producing high-quality vape pens that don’t break the bank, all wax pens from #TTR feature a unique Polycarbonate Visual Heating Chamber which allows you to watch your wax bubble as it heats, as well as view the ensuing clouds formations.
The latest addition to their flagship R Series line, the R2, builds on previous iterations by replacing the standard fiber threaded atomizer with a premium ceramic rod for enhanced flavor and performance. In addition, calibrated low-temperature controlled heating coils heat wax at a lower temperature than cheaper competitor coils, eliminating the burnt, charred taste sometimes associated with vape pens.
Want to fly under the radar when you’re dabbing on the go? The R Series 2 includes a discreet pen cap that fits securely over the wax chamber, making the R2 appear to be nothing more than an average, everyday writing utensil to nosey onlookers.
#ThisThingRips OG Four 2.0 – $74.20
Keeping up with (and improving upon) industry trends, the OG Four 2.0 wax pen is #ThisThingRips’ first foray into the wonderful world of quartz atomizers, and as always – when #TTR does something – they do it right.
Taking their advanced quartz atomizer a step further than most, the rod and chamber of the OG’s atomizer is constructed from 100% Lava-Quartz (a proprietary patented technology), and features the largest capacity of any atomizer in its class. Combining pure, inert lava-quartz with low-temp calibrated coils ensures the tastiest, truest tasting dabs possible.
The OG Four 2.0’s styling is second to none. Its 510 threaded chrome battery and chamber connector are beautifully accented by an orange XL polycarbonate visual chamber. There are few other wax pens on that market that can match OG aesthetically.
For daily dabbers who place a premium on performance, portability and affordability, the OG Four 2.0 is the wax pen you’ve been looking for.
DipStick – $199.99
And now for something completely different – the DipStick vaporizer introduces a whole new way to dab. Breaking the mold of traditional wax pen vaporizers, the DipStick offers a no-mess solution to the oftentimes sticky art of dabbing.
Instead of utilizing a conventional atomizer that requires you to load your wax onto a coil or ceramic dish, the DipStick features a unique protruding coil atomizer that you ‘dip’ directly into your wax, shatter or crumble. By essentially eliminating the mess and hassle that’s typically associated with standard wax pens – the DipStick is redefining the industry one dab at a time.
The DipStick also sets itself apart from the competition by utilizing an inverted inhalation method. Instead of inhaling through a mouthpiece that’s located directly on top of the atomizer, the DipStick’s mouthpiece is located on the opposite end of the unit, allowing vapor more time to cool before inhaling, which results in cooler, less harsh rips.
Boasting a removable stainless steel vapor path (something you won’t find on any other wax pen), the DipStick is incredibly easy to maintain, so you’ll spend less time cleaning – and more time dabbing.
Cloud Pen 3.0 – $99.99
Cloud Pen is a name that every wax concentrate connoisseur should be familiar with at this point. As one of the original elips-style wax pens, the original Cloud Pen garnered many accolades – including being mentioned year after year in High Times Magazine’s Vape Pen Buyer’s Guide.
More powerful and more versatile than its predecessors, the Cloud Pen 3.0 is the most advanced Cloud Pen to date. Powered by a 650mAh elips (flat) battery, the 3.0 packs twice as much juice as most other elips wax pen vaporizers, which means double the dab time.
In addition to including a powerful Dual Ceramic Rod atomizer with hand-wrapped titanium coils as well as high-quality Atlas Glass Globe attachment, the Cloud Pen 3.0 also includes an atomizer for dry herb, allowing you to enjoy both flower and wax concentrates with one device.
In an industry where technology and trends change seemingly every day, Cloud Pen hasn’t just stuck around – they’ve solidified their place at the top of the crop, and have become a name that newbies and veterans alike have learned to trust.
Source Orb XL Flosstradamus – $119.95
Getting lifted and music have always gone hand in hand, so the fact that Source Vapes teamed up with EDM icons and trap gods Flosstradamus on a high-powered edition of the Orb XL makes perfect sense. Built for serious daily dabbers (like Flosstradamus themselves), this special edition Orb XL is like no other wax pen you’ve ever seen.
We won’t mince words – the Source Orb XL Flosstradamus is without a doubt the most powerful wax pen vaporizer on the planet today. More mod than pen, the ‘Floss’ is powered by the Volt: Source Vapes’ 30W sub-ohm box mod battery. That’s more than 5x more voltage than standard wax pen batteries supply!
Along with 30 watts of unfathomable wax melting power, the Orb XL Flosstradamus also utilizes another first from Source: TRIPLE Quartz Rod Atomizers that feature grade 1 titanium coils and the largest capacity (1 gram) of any wax atomizer on the market today. Combine triple coils with 30 watts of vaporizing power, and you’ve got a wax pen that even out-dabs traditional desktop dab rigs.
If you dab and trap, then squad up with the Orb XL Flosstradamus. Put those warning signs up!
Dr. Dabber Ghost – $84.95
The wax pen vape that started a revolution is still as popular as ever. The Ghost from Dr. Dabber has been (and continues to be) one of the best-selling wax pens ever – and for good reason.
Dr. Dabber was one of the first manufacturers to construct their atomizer coils from titanium, something that is now common throughout the industry. Titanium coils are the key to Dr. Dabber’s low-temp dabbing system, which melts wax at lower temperatures than lesser-quality pens, eliminating the charred, burnt taste you experience with cheap, knock-off vape pens.
You don’t find too many wax pens nowadays that utilize a wicked atomizer like the one employed by the Ghost, however, even though it’s a bit of a throwback – it’s still high-quality and great for lower viscosity (runny) wax concentrates, as they can easily be absorbed by the fibrous wick.
With tons of glass percolators attachments available for the Ghost wax pen, you have the ability to add an element of water filtration to your dab sessions, resulting in cool, moisturized rips.
Dr. Dabber Aurora – $99.95
The Aurora is the latest (and dare we say greatest?) wax pen innovation from Dr. Dabber. Aside from featuring an uber-cool matte satin finish and coming equipped with a plethora of advanced atomizers, the Aurora is completely unique in the sense that utilizes SnapTech magnetic technology – replacing standard 510threading found on nearly every other wax pen vaporizer.
Always looking to provide their customers with the next big thing, Dr. Dabber’s employment of magnetic connections is certainly something that will be utilized by more and more wax pen manufacturers as time goes on – but DD was the first.
Take your pick from three top-of-the-line atomizers depending on your preference: dual quartz rod, dual ceramic rod or coil-less ceramic dish. The Aurora’s battery is also outfitted with variable voltage control, allowing you to adjust the power settings for finely tailored dab sessions.
The choices don’t stop there. The Aurora wax pen also includes two different ceramic mouthpieces: a standard flat or the new ‘shotgun’ version which improves airflow and prevents clogging.
Atmos Kiln – $69.95
The new Kiln wax pen from Atmos is the latest device to spring up in the new “wax pen/mod hybrid” category. Featuring a powerful 950mAh battery and a state-of-the-art coil-less ceramic dish atomizer, the Kiln puts a fresh spin on wax vaporization.
The Kiln’s 100% ceramic disc atomizer is completely free of exposed wicks and wires, and allows extracts to melt at a lower heat level, resulting in longer, more casual sessions that put an emphasis on flavor. Since wax never comes into direct contact with the heating coil, it burns slower and tastes better.
Larger and more powerful than wax pen vaporizers of yesteryear, the Kiln represents a new style of wax vapes that are still highly-portable, but employ more modern styling and more advanced atomizer technology.
Select between a glossy black or glossy white finish, or go with both!