The convenience, discreetness and portability of vape pens are just some of the reasons why they are such a fantastic purchase for someone that is frequently on the go. Because there is a wide variety of devices to choose from – ranging from having differences in size, style, function, and design, it’s definitely worth taking the time to do a little bit of research, before purchasing a pen online or in a store.
I will be reviewing O.penVAPE in this post, as it is the kind that I am most familiar with, and have been a loyal customer of for the past two years. Having received my first pen as a gift, I was most excited to discover how easy it was to use, and how I could virtually take it anywhere with me. When you purchase this popular brand of pen, it will come with the battery unit and a USB charger, with several options in colors and design, usually priced somewhere around $15 to $20 – cartridges must be purchased separately at a dispensary and vary in price depending on their size. Make sure to charge it as soon as you take it home, because the battery is typically dead upon purchase. Once it’s charged, just screw it back together and you are ready to go. No buttons need to be pushed or anything, all you have to do is simply inhale to get a big ol’ rip. This aspect makes it one of the easiest types of pens to use, and you won’t have to worry about the button accidentally getting pressed inside your bag or pocket. Small LED lights at the end of the pen will begin to flash after eight seconds, indicating that you have just taken the perfect-sized puff. The charge holds for a decent amount of time, but I usually plug mine back in after using it, just to ensure that it will be fully charged for the next time. The bottom tip of the pen also doubles as a stylus, convenient for if you happen to be vaping and doing work on an iPad or similar device.
Unlike some of the other options out there, when using an O.pen, you have to make sure to also be using an O.pen cartridge, or else it probably won’t work correctly. You can find cartridges at many of the dispensaries around the area, with different Indica, Sativa and Hybrid strains being offered. Consumers can choose from 150 mg, 250 mg, or 500 mg cartridges, depending on what the dispensary has in stock.
Another benefit to this type of pen is that it is super easy to take apart, making it especially nice when it comes time to give it a cleaning. If you start to notice that your pen is not hitting very well, or you are not getting a hit at all, it’s most likely in need of a clean. The best way to do this, is by unscrewing the cartridge and using a q-tip to gently rub the resin out of the top of the battery portion. Not a whole lot needs to build up before causing the pen to not hit as well as it should. When you do go to wipe the gunk out, make sure that the circular metal piece in the middle does not get jammed down. It’s not difficult to pop it back out, but if you don’t notice that it is pushed in, you may experience troubles when hitting the device.
Over the course of two years, I have only experienced one negative scenario with my O.PenVAPE, but the end result did lead me to important knowledge that I did not know prior. After purchasing a cartridge in Denver, and not trying it out until I got back to FoCo, I noticed that nothing was happening when trying to take a hit. This was because the cartridge was not airtight after being screwed in. I was not about to drive back down to Denver, so I took it to Solace Meds here in town, expecting to have to pay again for a whole new cartridge. On the contrary, it was fabulous to learn that O.PenVAPE actually offers a lifetime warranty on their products, and this is honored at any dispensary that sells their brand. Just as other products on the market sometimes experience manufacturer defects, the same holds true for vape pens. With one look, the manager knew that this was the case in my situation, so he hooked me up with a brand new cartridge, and even switched out my pen with a new one too.
If you’re on the fence about which pen to purchase, the O.PenVAPE is a great selection. It may not be the snazziest or have some of the functional features that other pens do, but it does an awesome job of getting you medicated quickly, and without any hassle at all.