Design - 9.9/10
Portability - 9.9/10
Functionality - 9.7/10
The G Pen Elite Vaporizer is probably the vaporizer you have been looking for until now. It’s very easy to use, works perfectly and is as stylish as they come. And I haven’t even mentioned the portability and large ceramic heating chamber. This is probably one of my favorite dry herb vaporizer. Similar to other premium vaporizers, the G Pen Elite comes in a serialized round shaped box.
As with all Grenco Science products, a lot of time and effort has been put into the design and functionality of each element. The packaging is no exception and as you have noticed in the image above, the G Pen Elite comes in a special box that looks amazing. The package contains the actual Elite vaporizer, USB charging cable, the G Pen tool for packing the chamber, the G Pen card for grinding and a cleaning brush.
Upon unpacking it I was a bit surprised. Overall it is very light weight and it’s a pleasure to hold in your hand. And that is mostly due to it’s ergonomic design as it was specifically engineered for handheld portability. The touch and feel is amazing and you can tell it’s a premium product. The front panel has the middle button (with the ground herb logo on it) and a little bit further down you see the Grenco Science logo which lights up when the vaporizer is on. I really can’t praise the design of this vaporizer enough.
It does not have a lot of components which makes it’s design simple and it’s functionality very intuitive. It only has 3 button (the front panel one and 2 up and down side buttons), while the only detachable part is the mouth piece.
Another important design feature is the LED screen which informs you of the temperature and battery level. On the right side of the screen inside the middle carving is where the side buttons are. You can use these button for setting the temperature level or switch between F or C. You can switch to C by holding the up and front panel button and you can change it back to F by holding the down side button and front panel button.
As far as design goes that is it. Nice and sweet. Now let’s look over how the vaporizer works and a few more of it’s features.
First thing I recommend you do before taking your first hits is to fully charge the unit. This is done with the help of the USB cable. Plug it in and it will start charging. Since it does not use a changing dock it’s really easy to charge on the go as well which I like a lot. Now, on the instruction manual Grenco recommends a full initial charge of minimum 3 hours. Four lines on the display means it’s fully charged while blinking means you need to charge the vaporizer. Again, very simple.
Then when you have the vaporizer fully charged you can remove the mouth piece by gripping both sides firmly in one hand and lifting one side upward.
Once you have removed the mouth piece you will be able to see the all ceramic heating chamber. It’s is a large chamber that as far as I’ve tested can pack as much as 0.75g which is quite a lot. But the main feature to note here is the ceramic built which makes it not only super easy to clean it also accentuates the flavors of your herb.
Then after you have packed the bowl place the mouth piece securely onto the pen and press the front panel button 5 times in quick succession in order to power up the device. Then you will see the front panel “G” sign light up as well as the LED screen. As a side note it’s worth mentioning that the device will shut off after 40 seconds if heating has not been initiated and will turn off automatically after 5 minutes is heating has been initiated.
So, the next step is to select your temperature with the help of the two side buttons. With the G Pen Elite you can select any temperature ranging from 200 F to 428 F (93 – 220 C). Once the temperature is selected and the oven is packed all you need to do it press the front button for one second and the vaporizer will start heating. You will see the temperature on the LED screen quickly rising and when it’s hit your temperature it’s done. I’ve set mine to 350 F and it heats up fairly quickly in about 30 second.
Designed and engineered for portability, the G Pen Elite is the perfect marriage of form and function, making it the ideal solution for efficient vaporization on the go.
What I want to add here is that it’s recommended (as with most other vaporizers) that you have long and deep hits which deliver the best results. One more thing worth noting is that this vaporizer delivers great taste and smoke. The intake of this vaporizer is fantastic and the all ceramic bowl makes the world of difference when it comes to taste.
But as some people complain that there is not that much visible vapor I feel I should add the following. Make sure you pack your bowl (but not over-pack it) and that you get your temperature to the higher levels – maybe even wait a few second after it’s done – and take long deep hits. Some people like to vaporize at lower temperatures to start with and then finish the session at higher temperature with clear thick vapors coming out at the end.
The G Pen Elite is really a vaporizer that lives up to it’s hype. I was impressed with the quality and what I liked a lot about it was that cleaning it was so so easy. You use the included G Brush and everything is easy. Every couple of session though I do use a cotton tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol to clean the heating chamber and also use the dipped tissue for the mouth piece. But that’s really everything I have to do. Maintenance is very easy.
Overall this is a premium portable dry herb vaporizer that delivers impressive results at a price tag that represents value. I fully recommend this vaporizer.