7 of the Best Vape Pens for 2017

Vape pens are the beating heart of the new vaping revolution which has swept the globe across the past few years – serving as the vessel for all those delicious e-liquids you’ve come to know and love.

These devices are the core of the new movement, with all the best vape pens out there comprising of three key sections:

  • A cartridge to store e-liquid, dry herb, wax and oil
  • An atomiser – which heats the e-liquid and turns it into vapour
  • A rechargeable battery which powers the atomiser

Naturally, as arguably the most important aspect of vaping, the pens have been toyed with and redesigned in such a way over the years they now come in a variety of different styles.

Today, we’re going to look at the seven best vape pens available in 2017 and discover why they stand out ahead of the competition.

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1. Aspire K4

The best vape pens around are often also the simplest – and that’s certainly no truer than in the case of the fantastic Aspire K4 starter kit.

This set is perfect for beginners and pros alike, coming with a 3.5ml Cleito tank and a 2000mah battery. Made from stainless steel and pyrex glass, you’re guaranteed to see this product last for the long-haul.

A micro USB is all that’s required to charge the kit, while the vaping experience itself closely mirrors the sensation of smoking – with direct to lung inhaling helping new vapers transition between the nicotine-fix disciplines.

The product is incredibly affordable compared to its rivals in the range and delivers a wallop when it comes to the flavour side of things.

Uniqueness: 8/10
Performance: 9/10
Flavour: 9/10

 

2. PAX 3

Released in October of 2016, this model stands out as one of the best vape pens currently on the market, owing to the ground-breaking advancement the famous PAX brand has made.

The third instalment in the brand offers both dry herb and e-liquid vapes, and comes with a warranty of 10 years – meaning this tool should see you through the next decade without fail.

Innovative technology helps you monitor the condition of your vaporiser via an iOS app, as well as the exact temperature of your atomiser (helping to let you decide upon an optimum temperature going forwards).

A standard PAX 3 kit includes all of the above, as well as a charging dock with a cable and two mouthpieces.

Uniqueness: 8/10
Performance: 8/10
Flavour: 7/10

 

3. V2 Pro Series 3

The V2 brand have cemented themselves as one of the leading names in vaping over the past few years – and their latest release, the Pro Series 3, continues to uphold their strong reputation.

This pen is superior to a lot of its rivals thanks to its ability to encompass a 3-in-1 versatile range of options – with e-liquid, dry herbs and wax all able to be handled with a simple change of tanks. Amazingly, the battery adapts naturally to whatever tank has been placed on it – meaning there is no need to fiddle about with the settings every time you want to change things up a bit.

The basic box comes with a number of additional boosts, including a USB charger, a user manual and a free e-liquid cartridge.

Uniqueness: 8/10
Performance: 9/10
Flavour: 7/10

 

4. Vaporfi Orbit Vaporizer

Vaporfi have provided users with a brilliant starter kit to get into vaping. This pen makes the most of dry herb vaping and comes in a lovely sleek design – looking stylish while also fitting neatly into your pocket.

The atomiser heating chamber in the pen is incredibly forward-thinking, with precision temperature control making it possible for you to keep consistently in charge of how hot the chamber is.

The chamber itself is incredibly easy to refill and keep clean, and comes with a 2200mAh rechargeable battery, which is long-lasting. For vapers taking their first steps, but who want to look like experienced pros while doing it, this product is definitely a good option.

Uniqueness: 8/10
Performance: 8/10
Flavour: 7/10

 

5. Apollo Endeavour Vaporizer

Apollo have been offering some of the best vape pens on the market for some time, and their latest edition – the Endeavour Vaporizer – is in keeping with their elite brand.

This brand was named after the Greek god Apollo, which is why there is a strong focus on the power the pen provides – as well as the physical beauty the design possesses.

The flavour, vapour cloud and the battery life of this product far outweigh most of its rivals, with industrial levels of power seeing you able to keep the battery running for a full 24-hour period without a need to recharge.

While there might not be many features which see the Apollo Endeavour stand out from the crowd, this is a reliable vape pen which’ll appeal to anyone looking to get their nicotine fix.

Uniqueness: 6/10
Performance: 9/10
Flavour: 10/10

 

6. V2 XEO Void

German manufacturer V2 have worked to produce an intermediate level vaporiser in the form of the XEO Void; which has quickly risen to become one of the best vape pens on the market.

This mouth to lung design packs a flavoursome punch and creates much the same sensation as smoking cigarettes owing to that MTL factor.

The Germans have become famed for their stoutness in the commercial world – and that’s emphasised by the industrial sized 1500 mAh battery and 2ml of e-liquid space which accompany this product.

In an amazing step forward in thinking, this device has been constructed with variable airflow – which means you won’t have to worry about a tight draw when you inhale.

To safeguard things even further, the XEO comes with leak proofing as well as two interchangeable coils depending on how you want to balance out vapour production and flavour.

Uniqueness: 9/10
Performance: 8/10
Flavour: 8/10

 

7. ePuffer Phantom

ePuffer have been responsible for producing some of the best vape pens since the craze began – and the consistency and rock-steadiness of their brand is no better emphasised than with this latest edition; the Phantom.

While the Phantom isn’t going to win awards for its creativity, you’re getting a reliable and consistent performance from this vaporiser every time you use it.

Reasonable pricing makes this pen pull away from the crowd, and is perfect for first-timers looking to get into vaping, owing to the fact this product is technically an EVOD clearomiser (a sturdy tank which isn’t likely to crack).

This all-in-one product allows for herbal extracts, essential oils, e-cig liquids and vapour juice, to all be utilised, and comes with a strong battery and chargeable USB port.

Uniqueness: 5/10
Performance: 9/10
Flavour: 9/10

 

When it comes to choosing the best vape pens for 2017, these seven names should certainly be at the top of your list. If you want to blend delicious flavours with reliable gear, you certainly won’t go wrong with some of these vaporisers.

Make sure to let your nearest and dearest know you want some this coming Christmas. Who knows, maybe good old Saint Nick will bless you with the vape pen of your dreams this December 25?

Seven Vaping Tricks That Make You Look Like a Pro

Seven Vaping Tricks That Make You Look Like a Pro

Vaping isn’t just a handy alternative to smoking regular cigarettes, it’s also a means to come together in a special community and show off the skills you’ve picked up in your spare time.

Vape Town aren’t just here to provide you with all the e-liquids, e-cigarettes and accessories you could ever want, we’re also active members in the vaping community. As such, we thought we’d showcase seven of the best vaping tricks you can use to impress your friends and make yourself look like a pro.

1. The Dragon

What it is:

This vaping trick isn’t the hardest in the world to learn, but it’s one of these fantastic skills which looks challenging (and amazing) from an aesthetic perspective. The Dragon sees you blowing two streams of vapour out both nostrils, as well as a further two out of each corner of your mouth.

This creates the illusion of an explosion of smoke, which is seemingly emitted from your belly – much akin to the fire-breathing exploits of the mythical creature this display is named after.

How to do it:

It’s surprisingly simple to pull off – all you need to do is take one long drag from your vaporiser and store as much in your lungs as possible. From here, simply release it all through your nose and mouth – but tighten your lips in the middle in order to create two alternate vapour streams. It really is as easy as that.

2. Ghost Hit

What it is:

This is probably the trick which you’ll manage to master first – and is a good starting step for beginners because it doesn’t require much effort at all.

The Ghost Hit sees you breathing out a large cloud of vapour, before quickly sucking it back into your mouth. The illusion it creates is of a ghostly apparition exiting and then re-entering your body (making it a perfect one to crack out on Halloween).

How to do it:

It’s a piece of cake – just store some vapour in your mouth and let it linger for a little while. Next, breath out of your mouth in a ball before promptly inhaling and sucking it all back in. This won’t take many attempts to master as it’s largely about timing (we can all breath in and out, after all). You’ll probably get this on try no. 1.

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3. The Bubble

What it is:

This nifty display sees you blow a large smoke bubble which can float through the air. When popped, it disperses out as a regular field of smoke – but watch for the brief moment when the vapour holds a perfect circle in the air.

How to do it:

This one takes a little more preparation than most on the list, with the real skill here coming from the arts and crafts you do behind the scenes. To produce these brilliant creations, you’ll need a water bottle, washing up liquid and (obviously) your vaping gear.

Cut the end of the bottle away, before dipping it in a mixture of water and the washing up soap. Holding that in one hand, proceed to blow a cloud of vapour through the gap. If you do this slowly enough you’ll be able to form a solid bubble at the end of the “pipe”, which can be released into the atmosphere if you’re delicate enough.

Basically, this is one of the most fun vaping tricks around as it combines the experience of vaping with the joy of blowing bubbles. It’s the simple things in life.

4. The Tornado

What it is:

This one is a little different, as it doesn’t involve lung capacity or internal control. Rather, this trick sees you blow out a solid stream of vapour onto a flat surface before using your hands to swirl it up into a tornado-esque shape.

Once again this isn’t the hardest trick to pull off, but it does look super-cool. Just make sure you’re around a flat service (preferably one you own) when you try it out (and practice lots at home first).

How to do it:

Simply breath out onto a flat surface (using a cardboard pipe makes this easier) and let the vapour collect. From there, run an open hand over the mist – with just the underside touching the table (like a karate chop). Jerk your hand up and away from the smoke and a thin line (the tornado) will follow it and spiral for a few seconds.

5. The Waterfall

What it is:

If you’ve ever watched a fantasy movie and thought; “Hey, I’d like to be able to pour frothing smoky potions out of a bottle like that wizard is!” (let’s face it, who hasn’t?), this trick is definitely the one for you.

The waterfall sees you changing the nature of your vapour somewhat, with it transformed to such an extent it comes out looking almost like a thick, oozing pool of smoke – again it’s wise to pour it out onto a flat top to contain the flow.

How to do it:

This vaping trick doesn’t really involve much personal skill – rather here science is your best friend. Fill a bottle with a small amount of water and then freeze it. Take a drag from your vaporizer and blow it out into the bottle. The chemical reaction will see the smoke become ‘sloppy’, resulting in it oozing out of the container and collecting in a smoke puddle on the table. As it warms up, it’ll disperse again.

6. The O

What it is:

Wizards are getting a name-check for the second time on our list, thanks to the O being made most iconic by Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (as well as the blue caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland – who we all know would’ve been a vaper if he’d been created in the 21st century).

This trick is fairly simple to understand from an aesthetic point of view – when all’s said and done it’s just a large o-shaped cloud of smoke which you blow out of your mouth. An oldie but a goldie.

How to do it:

Here’s where things get trickier. To pull this off you’ll need to inhale some vapour and temporarily hold it in your lungs. From there, hold your tongue down and towards the back of your mouth and form your lips in an O.

Start releasing your vape by pushing out in a pulsating movement with your throat. Every time you do this you’ll emit an O-blow, with more created in a flowing stream if you repeat the process.

7. The Last O-bender

What it is:

Our magnificent seven are rounded off by what is easily the hardest trick to perform on the list – you do want to look like a pro, after all.

This most skilful of vaping tricks sees you create the illusion you can bend the air (and a recently blown O-ring) to your whim. This one looks very badass, so take note of how it’s performed.

How to do it:

To start with, you’ll need to have already mastered being able to blow O-rings, otherwise learning the secondary skill won’t pay much dividends. Once you’ve done that, follow the course of the O with your hand and carefully apply soft pressure to the air directly behind it.

Using this technique, you’ll be able to start controlling the exact direction the vapour will be moving in – whether it’s forwards, backwards, up or down. Regardless of your audience, this is sure to impress anyone as it demonstrates an incredibly difficult-to-master skill.

If you’d like to try out any of these amazing vaping tricks, you’re going to need some top equipment. That’s exactly what Vape Town are here for. We provide our customers with premier e-liquids, vape kits, ohm tanks and other accessories. Check us out to get all the gear you’ll need to pull off these awesome skills.

What Are The Benefits of Vaping vs Smoking

Vaping has emerged as a prevalent and popular alternative to smoking in recent years, with the process seeing people inhale flavoured vapour from an e-liquid vaporiser.

The process results in a thick, often white, cloud of vapour being emitted and is often characterised by a sweet smelling aroma. Vaping is said to have been invented by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik, who decided to try and find an alternative to smoking after his father died of cancer.

Since its introduction, a debate has raged in the smoking community as to whether this new method for getting your nicotine fix really is a better solution than older methods.

Today we’re going to look at four key reasons why this growing movement is the superior option in the battle of vaping vs smoking.

 

1. Far Fewer Health Risks

Let’s kick-off our list with a look at the key debate in this argument: the health benefits that come from vaping ahead of smoking.

It’s been well documented over the years just how harmful smoking a regular cigarette can be, with the inclusion of tobacco now a proven primary cause in most types of cancer.

Aside from tobacco, which can lead to the big C-word, inhaling regular cigarette smoke means you’re taking in:

  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone – depresses the central nervous system
  • Catechol – causes respiratory tract irritation and dermatitis
  • Carbon Monoxide – decreases heart and muscle function
  • Polonium – a radioactive substance which has the same effect on the body as receiving an x-ray does


These are quite literally just a handful of the 36 different chemicals you’re likely to find in a cigarette. When contrasted to the chemicals found in e-cig vapours, there really isn’t much comparison. A regular vaping e-liquid is likely to consist of just:

  • Nicotine
  • Propylene glycol – a substance used in asthma pumps
  • Vegetable glycerol – found in food items
  • Minor chemicals found in the vapour flavourings – all of which are good grade and recognised as safe


E-cigarettes and vaporisers have only been around for a few years, making it difficult to state their long-term benefits. However, the starkly different use of chemicals between them and a regular cigarette highlights far fewer actual risks.

Smoking has been unequivocally proven to cause harm, and with the grocery-list-sized pile of chemicals they contain, that’s hardly a surprise.

Sticking to vaping means you’re taking a safer approach when it comes to your general health, with those aforementioned minor chemicals incredibly unlikely to cause you any serious harm.

 

2. The Taste

Even stalwart smokers will be the first to admit the taste of a cigarette is in and of itself not a very pleasant one.

While some people will now intrinsically link it to the relief they associate with smoking, there are very few people who pick one up for the first time and instantly enjoy the sensation.

The complete opposite can be said of vapour, with hundreds of companies pumping out a huge number of amazing flavours for consumers to choose from.

Some of the most popular flavours on the market include:

  • Raspberry
  • Milkshake
  • Rhubarb & Custard
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate


There literally isn’t enough room here to list every flavour available to die-hard vapers – or even every company that produce them. While there are subtle differences between ‘flavours’ in cigarettes, they simply can’t compare to the juxtaposition of something like blueberry and mango you get when selecting vapour flavours.

The ability to customise and hand-pick your favourite flavours has handed vaporisers a massive advantage in the battle of vaping vs smoking. We don’t care what anyone says; you wouldn’t actively choose to smoke tar-flavour ahead of fresh strawberries.

 

3. ‘Politer’ Public Image

This might sound like an odd one, but vaping does have something of a slightly more positive public image when it comes to the wider community – that’s assuming you show people respect and don’t break vaping-etiquette.

There’s no odour or residue when you vape correctly, with aerosol droplets depositing in the lungs and not travelling back up and out your nostrils or mouth. While you might be accustomed to seeing people emitting large plumes of smoke when vaping, this is in reality considered something of a faux pas.

Small emittance of smoke is always going to happen, but try to make sure this is as minimal as possible – which can easily be achieved if you:

  • Prioritise taking a drag ahead of blowing the largest smoke clouds you can
  • Aim your exhales down towards the ground to reduce the risk of blowing back into someone’s face
  • Try to vape in an area where less people are located. It’s impossible to find somewhere that’s completely deserted, but the less people the better


More often than not people will, if anything, be pleasantly surprised by the smell of vapour, as opposed to the common complaint you’ll hear from non-smokers over the smell that comes as a by-product of regular cigarette usage.

We spoke about health earlier – and it’s again apt to note at this point there will also be far less risk with second-hand vaping clouds, than there might be via more old-school methods of smoking.

 

4. The Community

A key asset that has made vaping the global phenomenon it is today, comes in the form of the community that has risen up around the trend.

Whereas smoking has long moved on from a communal activity and become more of a five-minute excuse to get out of work, vaping clubs are an ever-growing society which are developing their very own culture.

VapeBlast is a national competition which pits the best vapers from across the country together in an amicable head-to-head battle, which sees them attempting to outdo one and other by blowing out the best vapour clouds – based on style and size.

Modding devices have also added a completely new dimension to the whole affair, with people able to customise their vaporisers with a whole range of intricate designs and features.

Whereas smokers might feel they have something of a connection with the other people who they spend their five-minute breaks with, it’s nothing when compared to the structured and continuously growing community that vapers have forged over the past few years.

Ultimately, the battle of vaping vs smoking is becoming increasingly weighted towards the former, and, with all the benefits laid out in this list to support vaping, it feels like it could only be a matter of time before it becomes the more popular medium for people craving their nicotine-fix.

While this is certainly a debate that will not find its conclusion here and now, it’s becoming harder to detract from the argument that vaping is a friendlier and tastier alternative to smoking cigarettes.