This is the new K-Vape Pro vaporizer from KandyPens – a small, lightweight, battery-powered portable vape for dry herb with good build quality and performance at under $100.
If you’re looking for an entry-level unit there are only a few herbal vapes I recommend below the $150 price point, most are pretty shitty, but this is one of the few that passes my tests.
There are a few main things I look for with a vape like this and #1 is vapor that doesn’t feel hot or harsh. Right away I could tell that the vapor this unit produces is smoother and more comfortable than most others in this price range.
Most dry herb vaporizers have a somewhat similar design in that the herb chamber, or oven, sits near the top of the vape and then a mouthpiece sticks out the top. With most inexpensive vapes this mouthpiece or stem is usually a “straight pipe” directly to the oven. This means the vapor path is a direct line from the herb chamber to your mouth. More often than not this will lead to vapor that feels hot or harsh.
However, one way to get around this and improve the vapor quality is to take away that direct line from the oven to your lips, and instead implement a vapor path which helps cool and condition it before it reaches your mouth. This also helps improve the flavor because without that extra heat you taste more of your herb.
So what KandyPens did with the K-Vape Pro is they used a mouthpiece design with the extended vapor path inside of it. If you look through the mouthpiece you don’t see through to the other side, the vapor travels through a honeycomb filter inside (removable to clean). This leads to vapor that won’t irritate your mouth or throat after a full session. The mouthpiece tip itself is glass which is also easy to keep clean.
The herb chamber is a good size for one person, it has about a 0.2g capacity. I like that you don’t have to stuff a ton of bud in it because it makes it feel more efficient, some other units have huge ovens and it can feel like a waste.
For maximum vapor and the biggest hits I would grind up your herb nice and fine and load the chamber full, then tamp it down and load a little more on top, make it kinda tight. You can also load just ~0.1g in there and keep it loose you just won’t get as much visible vapor.
As far as temperature control this unit has 4 built-in heat levels, indicated by the colored led on the front when you hold down the power button to cycle through them. Even on the highest setting you won’t overheat or burn your herb, so if you want max clouds just bump it to high right away. Otherwise, if you want to savor the flavor a little more and stretch out your session, try heat level 2 or 3 and take a good ~10 second draw.
Like all new vapes nowadays it does have an auto shut-off feature that turns the unit off after a few minutes, and if you want to continue your session you tap the power button 5 times to turn it back on and resume vaping.
Battery life is pretty average, vapes like this one don’t usually have a very large capacity but provide enough juice to give you a handful of full sessions, usually about 5 before it dies, but this can vary with how you use it.
KP gives a lifetime warranty on it and they’re good with their customer service also, I’ve been dealing with them for many years now.
There’s no learning curve with this one and I can’t think of anybody who wouldn’t be able to use it, it’s very easy to load and unload.
Overall, these are the best features and this is the best performance you’ll get in a portable vape for this price, so if you don’t want to spend a lot I would seriously consider this one.
Click here to buy the K-Vape Pro from the official KandyPens store, and use my promo code STAYUP25 to get 25% OFF your order which brings the price down to $75. They do compensate me if you order through my link but I tell it like it is and I want to make sure you’re satisfied, your support is also truly appreciated!
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Here’s my live review video: