How To Buy My First Vape Pen


It is easy to be spoilt for choice when it comes to the vape pen market. With a wide range of styles, functions and uniquely designed devices to choose from, a new vaper will certainly feel lost. There are however a few tips that can come in handy for newbies. To save time and ensure you navigate the purchasing process with ease, consider the following tips:

Vaping Materials

What do you want to use in your vape pen? Your options include: dry herbs, e-liquids, wax, and more. It gets better with the fact that there are vape pens designed to handle both concentrates and dry materials at the same time. There are also atomizers and tanks which are ideal for vaping oils and e-liquids. They come complete with wicks and coils for heating.

Be sure to go for vape pens with chambers if you have a soft spot for legal concentrates. They heat up a different way and guarantee an invigorating vaping experience. Be keen though on the chamber design. it should be easy to clean as legal concentrates usually leave behind hard to clean residue.

Heating Methods

Your vape pen’s heating method matters a lot. For instance, vape pens that use convection heating method tend to be more ideal for vapers who love dry material or herbs. The concept behind how they work is simple. Heating occurs when the heat is transferred to the vape pen’s chamber without the vaping material coming in contact with the heating element. This ensures that the vaping material is not wasted. It also reduces combustion.  Keep in mind that vape pens which use the convection heating method take time to heat up.

Then there is the conduction heating method, which is ideal for pens that use e-liquids and oils. With conduction, the vaping material has direct contact with the pen’s heating element. This means you can vape immediately. But it also means you can lose up to a third of what you are vaping as a result of increased combustion.

Battery Lifespan

Most if not all vape pens are powered by Lithium-Ion built-in batteries.  The batteries can last for a few hours. There are alternatives, only that they are bigger in size. They last longer though with some lasting up to seven days before needing another recharge.  Remember that output is also a vital factor to consider when it comes to battery life of your vape pen. This is especially important if you use your vape pen for e-liquids. Low resistance coils create more vapor and a richer flavor.

On the flipside, they use more power. In a nutshell, slim and discreet vape pens feature functional batteries that can last for just a few hours. Larger devices, on the other hand, feature stronger batteries that can last for days.


This is yet another vital factor to consider when shopping for a vape pen. In other words, ease of use matters a lot not just for first-time vapers but also for their experienced peers. Always go for a vape pen that is simple to use. That is, you load the material, close the pen, press a button and start vaping! You can then advance over time to a device with more advanced features like programmable presets or temperature controls. Remember the more features a pen has, the more expensive it might be.