The V2 Pro Series 3 Pen Vape For Dry Herb

V2 Pro Series 3 The V2 Pro Series 3 is a pen vape that really, actually, truly vaporizes dry herbs. I say this because every other pen-style vaporizer I’ve seen up until now that claims to vape dry herbs just burns it, or it performs very poorly.


This is actually a 3-in-1 unit, and it uses different cartridges for its three functions: E-liquid, Loose Leaf (dry herbs), and Wax (concentrates).

The cartridges are held in place with a magnet, as is the charger, which I really like because it’s super easy to use. The only issue I found with the dry herb cartridge is that the metal ring at the top can get a little hot during use, so just make sure you avoid touching that part and only put your lips on the silicone mouthpiece.

When using the one for dry herb you can only fit about 0.1g in there, it’s pretty small. However, it’s very efficient with your material so you’ll get about 5-8 decent draws from that amount.

V2 Pro Loose Leaf To keep the herb chamber clean you should brush it out after each use with the little tool they provide, and the small stainless screen attached to the mouthpiece will need to be cleaned quickly with a little rubbing alcohol every once in a while to remove any built-up residue.

The wax cartridge for concentrates feels solid and well-made, and it’s the heaviest of the three. It has a “snake” coil at the bottom and the inside walls slope down into the middle where it heats. I actually think it performs very well with wax, I get some nice sized draws from it and they’re very smooth.

I’ve also tried the e-liquid tank a bunch of times and it performs pretty well, but it does seem geared towards beginners. If this will be your first pen I think the performance is more than enough.

Wax Cartridge So what’s really cool about this pen is that it’s truly the first 3-in-1 vape that I’ve reviewed that I actually feel works well with all three cartridges. Every other “3-in-1” I’ve tried up until this one has really only been good with concentrates. That really says a lot, so kudos to V2.

Vapor Quality

You should get about 5-7 draws from the 0.1g the chamber holds, just don’t expect big clouds of vapor.

Even though it’s light the vapor has a clean taste and it’s pretty smooth, I didn’t have any problems with that aspect. It doesn’t burn your stuff at all either, it vapes it nice and evenly which I definitely like to see.

When you get near the end of your session the last few draws won’t taste quite as good as the first few, but that’s not really abnormal for portable vapes.

Charging & Battery Life

It takes about 75 mins to fully recharge, which isn’t terribly long. The charger it comes with has a USB connection, and they do offer a wall adapter and car adapter also to plug it into which is pretty convenient.

This unit also has pass-through charging, which means you can use it and vape while it’s plugged in and being charged. You can’t do this with a completely drained battery though, you’ll have to let it charge for about 20 mins or so before it’ll turn on and let you use it.

This vape has a 2-minute automatic shut-off feature, which means every two minutes it’s gonna shut the heat off and if you want to continue your session you’ll have to restart it. Luckily, you only have to hold the button down for 2 seconds to start the heat again, but you will have to watch it because only the light blinks to indicate that it’s shutting off, it doesn’t beep or vibrate or anything.

I got about 15 of these 2-minute sessions in my testing, which is about 30 minutes of actual usage before the battery dies.


I think this thing is pretty cool, and if you’re lookin for something efficient with small amounts of material, that gives you just a handful of light draws, then this might be the one for you.

For the price I was impressed with its build quality and performance, and it’ll always be known to me as the first pen vaporizer I’ve reviewed to truly vape dry herbs. If you’re into concentrates the new wax cartridge also does a very good job, the vapor quality and smoothness is definitely above average.

Buy the Series 3 pen direct from the official V2 Pro store.

V2 Pro Series 3 Vaporizer
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  1. Michael Miller
    January 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    The V2 series 3 is a nice vape, But, the loose leaf cartridge came apart after 2 months of use. There is a small line of glue or epoxy that holds the cap in place. That failed and when trying to remove the cartridge from the vape, the cap comes off and the body of the cartridge stays in the vape. A small pair of pliers is needed to get it out. I contacted customer service and was informed that the cartridge is good for twenty uses. If you need to use your vape once a day, you’re stuck buying 18 cartridges in a year. At $24.99 a pop, that’s over $400 a year. Something to consider when shopping for a vape.

  2. Dany
    November 29, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Can’t say enough spectacular things about this S3. The small sleek discrete design, the 3 in one cartridge ability, and the magnetic charger make it my go to mobile vaporizer.

  3. Mojo8
    October 5, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I am new to using a vape pen , and like the Kandypens K -Vape with all the goodies , but the chamber is pretty big . According to your review this chamber is small . If I only have 1-2 sessions a week and like to use a small amount of dry herb as I am asthmatic and only take 2-3 hits at a time is it better to have a small chamber device such as the V2 or doesn’t matter how much herb is in the chamber ? Thanks and love your reviews . Also is this the best choice for my needs ?

  4. Ben Jammin
    September 22, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I was gifted this vape at a golf event as a door prize. Through use I have an issue with the smart magnetic cartridges. The cartridges are not magnetizing anymore to the battery unit and they fall out when not vertically held. Also the cartridge does not heat to correct temperature. Unfortunately the manufacture will not give me warranty because I do not have proof of purchase and do not feel the need to contact the charity that held the event. Any recommendations?

  5. dave
    August 6, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    This thing is a peice of junk. Get a Yocan for half the price and don’t look at this again.

  6. Dissatisfied
    July 12, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I called V2 at 4:00pm to customer service.

    The girl first told me that you can’t get a coupon discount AND referral points. After questioning that fact, she said it would have to be done manually and that she didn’t believe the Series 7 starter kit I purchased qualified.

    After about five minutes on hold, she came back on the phone and stated that it DID qualify and she needed the name and address of the person who referred me.

    It was my sister, who is also my roommate.

    At that point, she stated that she could not give her the referral points, as she lived with me. Again, this didn’t make sense that two different adults, as roommates who live together, who placed orders under two different accounts and credit cards, could not get referral points.

    She then placed me on hold for 20 MINUTES while she checked with a supervisor on this.

    She came back and advised me that it is an “internal” policy that is not written or disclosed to customers anywhere (yes, that is what she told me), that the referral points can not be given to someone who lives in the same house as you. Which means that anyone living on any other floors from me, will not be referred by me to V2.

    These policies and her lack of knowledge have lead me to believe I made a completely poor choice in what company to buy from and have most certainly lost them two customers permanently.

    I will be sure to refer THAT message along to all of my friends and any websites I can find where I can review and comment about V2 on.

  7. Shauzy
    June 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    So you can out concentrates in the wax cartridge?

  8. Nancy
    June 8, 2016 at 7:08 am

    I was not at all impressed with the V2 Pro Series 3 and the company hard to deal with (trying to be nice).
    I had already heard that they take a few days to process your order so I knew not to pay the extra $20 for the three day delivery. It was a week (8 day actually) before they sent it out.
    The liquid cartridges do not last more than a few fills and they advertise 15 to 20. The loose leaf needed a few minutes in between puffs and you maybe get four puffs before you need to refill.
    I enquired about the liquid cartridges and after four days I was told that I needed to wait 45 min to an hour before using the V2 Pro Series 3 after you load the cartridge. I was shocked because I never heard that and none of the cartridges needed an hour the first few times I used them so I asked about that. Three days latter I go a odd response regarding another one of their products. So again I asked about the product I had purchased. since they attach your invoice to your messages I thought it was simple. I guess it is not so simple.
    I never heard back so I sent another message asking about returning the vap pen. I was already aware that they will not do returns or refunds on the five liquide and one loose leaf cartridge I purchased. I have yet to hear back so I guess I am out about $140.
    I used the pen for almost 3 weeks. I really did like it at first but it doesn’t last very long. A friend showed me a few tricks to get a little more life from the cartridges but I have already spent a lot of money on this item that is ok at best.
    As someone who vapes as an alternative to cigarettes I found the whole experience to be hard. I have never bought a pen that in this price range and I wish I never did. A friend loaned me an extra until I can get a new one. I have also lost trust in most the the review sites. It did not take me long to realise that most are paid advertisements and not actual reviews. The whole thing is so shady and makes the big tobacco companies look good.

    • Petey
      December 27, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      I sent them a message after waiting for their online chat.After 2mins of waiting I replied to the message.I demanded a discount for ordering. Also told them I had $102 in my cart and was ordering overnight. And I wanted the v2s3 for free for placing a order over $100 which is a promo at this time. They sent me a unprecedented code for 25% off. I had a hard time ordering online as it did not or couldn’t apply my discount.So I called. Some dude whose name I don’t really understand answers: hooks me up with discount,which was honored for 25% afterward telling me 15% is their max discount. And I’m good to go,I got charger power cell cleaning tools all the carts. for dry and wax etc.for $108 which I think is a fair price for what its worth.The prob with review sites is everyone has their set of moral standards to address.And they think you should adhere to theirs.Sorry bout your bad exp.

  9. Nick
    June 4, 2016 at 8:40 am

    How does this one compare to the X Max V2 Pro vape?

  10. Mike
    May 6, 2016 at 1:47 am

    I can’t seem to get a decent draw from my v2 pro 7. My magic flight vaporizer using the more recently supplied stronger batteries provides a much better experience without burning the herb.

  11. Lulu
    April 10, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Just got my V2 Pro 3 in the mail and I love it. There is a learning curve if you have not used a vape pen before. So far I love the wax and oil attachments and need more practice with the loose leaf chamber.

  12. charles
    March 29, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Does anyone know if there is a new model coming out i don’t want to buy the V2pro Series 7 if a newer one comes out? I heard something about V2 Pro Series 9 and I’ve seem some pictures on google but don’t know if there are real.

  13. Tali
    March 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Love your site! How is the v2 pro series 7? ( especially compare to firefly 2)

  14. Hammer Head
    March 24, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Upon review of your video above, I purchased one of these V2 Pro Series 3 pens. All I can say is AWESOME! My wife even said; WOW! you can actually taste the leaf and not the device! Both my wife and I are light weights in the vape community and so this pen and the amount it uses is perfect for us. Thanks Bro for the advice and stay up and vape like an ape!


  15. DocJ
    March 7, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I bought one of these in Oct 2014 and it still works great. Use it a few times daily. Battery still lasts just as long. I use it 99.99% with dry herbs, nothing else. ONly problem I have had was with the cartridges, the metal ring tends to come loose on the dry herb cartridges after a while. But Ill go out for the night with the pen and 3 cartridges filled and I am good. Very discreet for concerts and shows also. Been thrilled with my purchase.

  16. Vincent Santoro
    February 14, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Complete waste of money. The cartridges get fouled easily and refuse to vape. I’ve gone through 6 in 3 months. Ridiculous. Don’t buy!

  17. Anon
    January 23, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Its worth mentioning that as a daily nicotine delivery system, this pen sucks complete ass. I bought it to avoid smoking cigarettes and after 5 liquid tanks, oh yeah those cool smart magnets?? Yeah those shite hunks of glass and plastic and metal.. Well not only do they need to be completely hucked when they bust comically early like a 16 year old on prom night, which by the way is super environmentally friendly of them , but on top of that they are simply of poor, like i dont give a dead babys pet rats ass about your dollar, quality. They leak straight from the box and by the second day of moderate vaping it tastes so burnt youd swear you were ripping lemony flavoured farts through a filter of old gym sock straight from Donald Trumps anus. Its a good thing that the local smoke shop sells them for 6 bucks instead of the online prices ive seen or id have lost it by now… Im really writing this because i read this very review before i bought it a couple months ago and soon realized the reviewer took like 10 puffs and said all that glowing positive bs as he went back to his fancy regular supermodbox 2.0.3.X.fuckyoumancanwegetsomehonestyinhere?.. So to all you rational people out there, its lies, as a daily vape it does not function properly and youll be banging your head on the wall to simulate a buzz. One weirdly positive thing tho, the dry herb cartridge does actually work,and thats THE ONLY consistently listed feature of this vape ive seen mentioned in reviews or vendor descriptions that holds water. For its size, and for how little material it takes, about .1 g, it can easily blast off the most seasoned of space voyagers, and by that one thing alone does this piece of false information and plastic remain safe from my trash can. But to the point, if your like me and just wanted a good, cheap, intro vape thats small enough to wear jeans with and doesnt feel like a brick sticking in your thigh, then look elsewhere as the fuck and let me know where to find it, on the other hand if you feel like wasting money, thinking the cool factor means anything, being wasteful, having headaches, and i guess getting a decent herb vape for 60-70 bucks after youve bought the separate attachment, well here ya go, but between you and me you can do waaaaaaaay better.

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      This review made my life.

  18. rob
    January 12, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Stay away from this product. Over the long term its a nightmare. Cartridges that leak after a few days, devices that stop charging, and now it’s burning the liquid beyond what is enjoyable.
    Nothing but problems and Ive had three different already.
    Go elsewhere.

    • danny
      January 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      had mine for 8 months now – it is my best friend!! liquid and herb just fine. Couple of carts out of many didn’t work properly and were replaced – no questions. Couple of times I needed to reset it but for the most part it’s the best. Keep it clean and it will last. For reset and tips see here – Pro 3 same as Pro 7 I believe

  19. Lonnie
    December 27, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    I charged my v2 pro fully and now the light flashing red the shuts off.. please help I love this thing.. thank you

    • rob
      January 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      you cant love it.. its horrible. you need to order a new one from them, hope your warranty is still good.
      Just know the replacement will malfunction also.

  20. Pski
    December 20, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I have the V2 Pro Series 3 and I am interested in a dab pen. Would you recommend getting the wax chamber for $30 shipped, or go with the Galaxy by KandyPens for $90 shipped with your discount coupon? I’m not too concerned with taste or harshness, just the result.

  21. Jerry
    December 14, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Hey Bud, thanks for all you do here. Really enjoy the site and the content is super informative.

    Quick question, Is this still your favorite 3-in-1 vape? Just curious since its been over a year now and wasn’t sure if any other better ones came out in 2015. Thanks!

    • Mike
      December 17, 2015 at 6:50 am

      The Storm is a UK based pen vape WAY better than this. His rating dropped a lot on this pen.

    • rob
      January 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      I have this for a full year now and its terrible… go elsewhere

      • A. Moyers
        November 27, 2016 at 12:35 am

        Seconded — I owned this pen for a year and a half before I finally lost it. I was not that sad to see it go as the liquid barrel leaked from purchase. I had to clean the inside of the barrel out with q-tips from the ongoing leaks and wipe the outside of the pen regularly. Because of leaks, it was exhausting to carry inside of anything including my pocket. I bought a loose leaf cartridge at the same time I purchased the kit and within 2 light uses, the loose leaf emblem fell off of the cartridge leaving a hole in the cartridge — this basically made it impossible to use the loose leaf cartridge. Also — as others have noted, charging problems. I eked out as much use as I could from this device, but I will never purchase one again.

  22. Jen23
    November 24, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I got the Loose leaf vap cartridge to work with medicinal herb. Grind or cut with scissors to very fine/small, then add a drop or two of e-liquid. Works great now! I Couldn’t get it to work at all before. And this was with fresh herb too. Enjoy!

  23. Flamez
    October 26, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Hey bud, what’s the best overall vaporizer for dry herb? Including desktops. Is this v2 pro better for dry herb than a eq, volcano plenty etc. Could you give a top 5 dry herb please. Thank you

  24. Peter kelly
    September 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Hey bud, great website, I’m from the uk, I want a top herbal vape pen that doesn’t combust or burn the dry herb directly, one that isn’t going to cause me problems either would love to hear your recommendations. Also what is your opinion on the new snoop dog ground material g pen herb vapourizer please. Thanks man keep up the good work.

  25. ColoradoSnow
    September 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Just bought this pen but didn’t get the wax cartridge. What concentrate can i fill the liquid cartridge with?

  26. dealah
    September 18, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Hi All,
    I’ve used this device since February so for about 7-9 months, very infrequently (1-2 times / month at max as I have a less mobile device as well) with its loose leaf cartridge.

    The magnetic ring in the device were fallen out after 4 months of usage and needed to get replaced. The £15 loose leaf container got fall apart after around 20 refill. The top mouth piece should be used to remove the cartridge from the device that is glued to the cartridge. This glue will unleash earlier than you’d expect so you can purchase a new one.
    This would be a lovely device with good design tricks but it is definitely not for regular or long term use. If you really want to vaporize and do not want to regularly re-purchase each element after each 20-30 heat up, I’d recommend to choose another product.

  27. Gianluca
    September 7, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Dear bud,
    Where I can buy the quickdraw 300 dlx (or others like this) from an european seller?
    Thank you

  28. Jimmy
    August 31, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Hey Bud, love watching your reviews. I was just wondering what are your thoughts on the grasshopper vape pen. It looks good, right price but I’m a bit dubious about the pre order wait time. It would be great to hear your opinion about this one. Thanks mate

  29. Ubervillin
    August 16, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Hello, I have a box mod and was wondering if you had reviewed any dry/wax atomisers for such devices. I can find flowers all over the place where I live but occasionally, I can also find wax. So my main concern is finding one that will truly vape my flowers but can also handle the wax that will occasionally come its way. I have heard good things about ones with ceramic plates/rings/doughnuts but, do they truly vape or just burn? Any help will be greatly appreciated as I am trying to get away from smoking entirely, not just tobacco.

  30. Mich
    July 29, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Have you tried the Atmos Vicod Advanced True Vaporizer Kit from SMK24? My husband is curious about vape and there is a good deal on groupon right now.

  31. Paul S
    July 27, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Hey everybody,

    I just spoke with the support from Vapeworld. There are a couple of things one should consider with regards to the warranty when buying the QuickDraw 300 (as mentioned in Bud’s review this is the exact same unit but under different branding. Manufacturer is Hold Your Fire)

    QuickDraw 300’s warranty ONLY covers the battery (for 1 year).

    The cartridges, in which the heating element resides are only covered for 30 DAYS. Moreover, the rep told me that these cartridges should be replaced every 6 weeks.

    Unfortunately the rep could not point out where on the webpage they inform customers about this. (it is not on the webpage) However she invited me to contact their support to learn more about the warranty.

  32. SF Kathy
    July 4, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Hi Bud, your reviews are very well done and fun to watch, thanks. But — I’m another person whose experience with the V2Pro series 3 is not at all like yours. I bought it to use dry herbs, and it’s been a total waste of money and material. I’ve followed the instructions and used different packing methods and replaced both the unit and the dry leaf cartridge, but I’ve never gotten any vapor or expected effects, at all. Given what I see in your video, to get no vapor when I use it is really perplexing. I understand your own experiences are genuine, and you must base your comments on them, but because you link to their site, and my experience has been so unlike yours, I thought you should know about it.
    I’ll be sure to post again when I have something positive to say; I’d really like to join the chorus of really happy people! Thank you.

  33. Indianfriend
    July 1, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Hi, can u suhgu suggest one for India? Please name the site or provide me the link if possible.

  34. Jersey
    June 18, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Fou d this at the local tobacco store. $34.99 for the vape, $17.99 for the dry leaf cart….

  35. Sinde
    June 9, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Bought this pen based on your review and loved it for the 2 months I had it…. then it stopped working !!!! I paid extra for the herb cartridge and all that money is gone….ordered it from the site the V2 site……couldn’t be more disappointed….

  36. Phred
    June 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I have one issue with my new V2 Series 3. The rubber mouthpiece on the Loose Leaf cartridge took on a strong “herbal” odor the very first time I used it. V2 has no advice on how to avoid or dissipate this odor. I’m going to try the rubbing alcohol you recommend for cleaning, but if anyone has found a better solution (Vinegar perhaps??), I’d love to hear about it!

  37. Sinde
    June 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    REALLY looked forward to having this and enjoyed owning it for the past 2 months AND then it breaks !!! Since the guarantee is only for 30 days ….I am out of a vaporizer…..not cool at all….

    • Anonymous
      September 14, 2015 at 1:05 am

      Which part broke?

  38. cc
    June 5, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Does the wax cartridge work with [solid concentrates]?

  39. Andrea
    May 17, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Hi man, like your reviews and i’m wondering what do you think abot the Storm Vape Pen?

  40. Jay
    May 12, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Any word on how many cycles this battery gets before it starts holding a charge? Can you replace it if the battery dies, does a warranty cover this etc.?


  41. Nate
    May 9, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Bud, your reviews have been spot on so far so riddle me this: over the last 2 years I got the mflb and the V2 pro. I’m thinking about the Pax 2 now. The V2 doesn’t hold enough but the taste is great, the mflb tends to give a burnt taste toward the end of the trench. Price is not a big deal for me. How does the Pax 2 compare to the V2 taste? Vape is the way!

  42. BonBon
    May 8, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Hi, howdy, hey! I have a TriStick that I love. I managed to get my hands on another dry tank, but they are slightly different. One is super easy to change the coil, the other makes me need the first tank after I change the coil in the second.
    It annoys me to the point that although I love it (discreet, looks just like a plain old ecig, no odor (!!!), and really efficient) I’m on the hunt for another unit if there’s something comparable or better. I’m assuming you’re familiar with the Tri, so with that in mind, is this something comparable or better? Thanks in advance!

  43. pat
    April 29, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I would love to see a follow up review on the v2pro s3 . I have read reviews in the past and they said the carts failed about 3 months and batt played up . Apparently it’s been fixed but I’d love to hear that from a user not a rep
    Thank you keep up the good and honest reviews

  44. Gagik
    April 28, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Hi I am ready to order one of your V2Pro 3 series pen but don’t know where to buy. Could you please help me out here?
    When I click to WHERE TO BUY button it says FORBIDDEN

    I want to buy this pen with its all three cartridges PLEASE kindly suggest me where I can buy it.
    I would really appreciate your support very very much


    • pat
      April 29, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  45. Tim
    April 27, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Soooo many choices. I’m stuck between getting this or getting a summit for dry herbs and a dr.dabber for wax… what im wondering is is there any difference between these? other than chamber size(for dry herb). I’ve only used the no2 and loved it but want something more portable. Right now I’m using a cloupor(which works alright with wax) and combusts herbs poorly(why did they even add it). I also have a portable vape called i-vape(by fusion) and while it worked alright now it doesnt seem to vape at all or do anything but heat up. A big question I have coming from the no2 is the life of the battery. Paying 45$ for a new battery turned me off. I just don’t want to waste more money. Thanks so much for your reviews and help. The world of vapes can get confusing with so many knock offs its hard to understand.. but you kill it!

  46. Chong
    April 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    You’ve been saying for a while now that the v2 pro series 7 review will be up soon but it still hasn’t appeared. I really want to buy it but I have read in your comments that you have some reservations about it. Please please please post your review on it as soon as possible so that I can make an informed purchase. I really trust your reviews and value what you say but I cannot use the review if does not exist. Thanks!!

  47. Andrew
    April 24, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    You should review more dry herb pens. The V2 series 7 is out now and I’d love a review. Does improved vapor quality justify the jump in price? The series 3 is sooo much sleeker.

    You should also consider reviewing the Blackout X Dry Herb +. I want to know whether I should get the The V2 or the Blackout. Build quality on the V2 seems to be higher. The Blackout’s vertical heating element in a pen is impressive and vapor production seems to be greater.

    What do you think?

  48. Eric
    April 22, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Question. I just got the series 3 with the loose leaf cartridge. After I add the herbs and take a draw, it seems like the mouthpiece screen clogs immediately so that I can’t get anymore descent draws. I grind my herbs very fine with the magic flight finishing grinder. Am I grinding it too fine? Should I use small whole buds without grinding or maybe pack the herbs tightly in there so it doesn’t get sucked up the screen? Thanks, and keep on making those videos!

  49. vince
    April 21, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Hey man, great videos. Very informative and helpful.

    Ive heard a lot of complaints about V2s customer service, and thats a big thing with me. So i wanna grab a QuickDraw 300. I know you said its pretty much the same, however are there any differences whatsoever? Do you have any experience with it at all?

    Thanks man, keep up the good work!

  50. waneesha
    April 16, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Hi Bud, thank you for your informative website, it’s helped me foray into this (oh so vast) new world i knew nothing about.
    I’m looking to buy a small vaporizer for an herb smoking friend in Europe, and have narrowed it down to the V2 Pro or the Summit. What would you advise?
    And what are the expendables i ought to include, so that she doesn’t get stuck out there without a critical component?

    I’ll order through your site, for sure. Thanks again.

  51. Citizen63
    April 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I really like your reviews…Have you had a chance to use the Grasshopper?


  52. christine
    April 11, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Thanks for the great reviews! I’m looking at v2 pro 3 as I really want a pen that I can use for all materials but does NOT combust herb. They have a series 7 v2 pro, how does it compare to a series 3? Thanks again, I agree you have the best reviews out there!!

  53. Anonymous
    April 10, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    My v2 seems to charge fast and doesn’t last as long as it should in my opinion. Any thoughts

  54. Amy Zhu
    April 6, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Hi, guys, I am Amy from QOP Technology Co., Ltd, an experienced Chinese e-cigarette and acessories manufacturer. We would like to introduce dry herb/wax silicone container, silicone tray, silicone dab mat, various color and style available, cheap price, private logo available. Now, we also developed silicone BHO Barrel, cute and small, 8 colors with limited stock qty. If you are interested or want to see some samples, pls contact me, tks.

  55. Amy Zhu
    April 6, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Hi Guys, do you need dry herb/wax contaienr for V2 G pen?

  56. Joe
    April 5, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Can I use your dry herb & Wax automizers products with my eleaf istick?

  57. Kamikaze
    April 3, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Really enjoying your detailed, high quality reviews, thank you. I’ve been in the market for my first vaporizer and I stumbled upon the first reviews of the V2 Pro Series 7 which seems to have the same strengths as the V2 Pro Series 3 without the drawback of the small oven/chamber for loose leaf. The price is also very competitive compared to the Pax 2.
    I was wondering if you were planning to review it soon now that it’s available and shipping. I’m very curious to hear what you’ll have to say. Cheers !

  58. bender
    April 2, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I live in Pittsburgh. Over the past year vape shops have popped up everywhere, naturally since there’s a lot of colleges here. But none of them have ever heard of V2 Pro. a few of the shops recognized the name V2 for their disposables but that was it. Granted its brand new out here, and still not mainstream like in med or rec states, but i was surprised that even shopowners who carried pretty much everything else on your site didnt have this one thing. i wanted to at least see and hold the thing before i bought it. i got no problem ordering off the web site but now im paranoid it wont get delivered here because of state laws.

  59. dubs
    April 1, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    If you were thinking about it, do not buy from this company. I ordered this vaporizer on Feb 23rd, got it a week later without the loose leaf cartridge. I emailed them saying that they forgot it and they told me that the part was on backorder for 30 days. I asked why was I able to pay for something that they don’t have and they upgraded my shipping. I still haven’t gotten it. They aren’t responding. Get a different vaporizer.

    • bender
      April 2, 2015 at 10:39 am

      You happened to order their product at a time when then loose leaf cartridge was on back order. that shit happens bro. it happens all the time actually. they did you a solid shipping you the starter kit ahead of the cartridge instead of making you wait until the whole order was complete. why don’t you wait til you get the dry herb cartridge and see how you like it before you condemn them just like that.

  60. L
    March 31, 2015 at 2:39 am

    U think the temp of 180C = 356F is high enough to vaporize all the desireable compunds in loose leaf / dry herbs

  61. yogini
    March 30, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    my local herb shop (colorado) suggests that the V2Pro as a dry herb vapor doesn’t yield an “even” vaping of the herb leaving some herb not vaped in the chamber. he prefers a more evenly enclosed chamber similar to the PAX. Any thoughts on this suggestion or user experience are welcomed

  62. Mario
    March 29, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Hi first time buyer, looking for a pen that gives the best [effects] (not necessarily big quantity smoke) I love my herbs but I also like the oils. Which one would you recommend that I get. I’m kinda in a budget so I wanta get my money’s worth.i been reading the comments and looks like theirs a back order problem, what other place do you recommend getting it from? Thank you

  63. Doug
    March 27, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Hey Bud, thinking of taking the leap to a portable vaporizer and your site + vids have been super helpful. My main noob question is this: I use a one-hit bat/dugout currently and do one “batfull” nightly before getting stuff done (so not a lot). Will I waste a lot with a portable vape like the Pax or Crafty? From what I’m seeing/reading it doesn’t look like you load it full once and use it all week or something… more like for each session, and you don’t turn it on and off: It vaporizes all that’s in there at once and you either pull in the 10 or 20 hits or lose it… Too much at once for my daily use. Is there a “pack it and sip on it for a few days” solution or better to look at herbal vape pens (V2 Pro for example) that do smaller amounts? Will the portable vapes I mentioned work with a “bat sized” small amount? Thanks in advance!

    I know this should be more in the Q&A as opposed to comments, but couldn’t find where to ask. Haha!

  64. DD
    March 21, 2015 at 8:23 am

    You are the man! Thanks so much for the detail on these Vaps. It’s extremely helpful, and being new to Vaping, it’s been a life saver.

    I ordered the V2 Series 3 based on your review (and linked thru your site), because I thought it would be the best for my situation. I’m normally vaping by myself, so don’t need anything too big and i like something discreet. I might have 2 sessions in a night. I didn’t know what to expect since this is my first Vap device, but I’m disappointed. As others have mentioned (and you did too in the review), it’s too hard to get a good drag. Most of the time I’m not sure if I even got anything, and I feel light-headed because of how hard i’m pulling on it. It’s taken the enjoyment out of the whole process for me. So I’m sending it back.

    My question for you is, should I expect the light Vap and hard pulls on all these products? Do I have to go with a desktop to get something more substantial? I’m intrigued by the balloon feature of the desktops, but I’m wondering if you have to Vap the whole balloon in one sitting, or can you keep some for the next night? I’m worried it’s going to be too much for just me.

    Again, thanks so much. There are a lot of people you are helping – including me!

  65. MATT
    March 20, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    hey how do you usually take in the draws, is it better to take long draws or short? thanks for the review!

  66. Long delays and bad customer service
    March 19, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    First of all thank you for the great website and the time you spend answering followup questions. This isn’t a question but a comment. I ordered this item and the loose leaf accessory several days ago and was billed immediately, although I didn’t receive a shipping confirmation. When I asked about this they told me they didn’t have either of the items I ordered (blue pen, leaf chamber) in stock and didn’t expect to for two weeks. When I asked them if they could please not bill me until it shipped or cancel my order, they hung up the phone. I have since not gotten through by phone, emails aren’t replied to, and I got through once to the livechat to someone named Fernando but when they confirmed the item wouldn’t ship for two weeks and would take another 10-14 days to arrive after that, I asked them to cancel, and the chat closed, and they haven’t replied to chat requests in the past 24 hours. I’m extremely unhappy with the attempted purchasing experience, and I can only imagine it gets worse from here given people’s reports of faulty components (does it take another 10-14 days to receive replacements? this is insane…). If I can ever get them to reply to email, phone, or chat again I’ll hopefully cancel the order and go with one of the other people you recommend. I would strongly urge people not to purchase from them, especially since they bill immediately, list items as in stock that are on 15 day backorder, and use very slow shipping methods compared to other vendors.

  67. Rico
    March 18, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    V2 customer service SUCKS! They MAY have good products,BUT… I say MAY have good products because it has been over a month and I haven’t received my order nor can I get a refund. If you ever need to deal with their customer service, be prepared for the run-around. They are happy to take your money without telling you the product is on back-order. Then they make it very difficult to impossible to get a refund. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE YOUR

    • Bud
      March 29, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Ahhhh did they take of this for you??

    • Ben
      March 30, 2015 at 3:08 am

      V2 has been great for me for 3 sales. Did you order during the sale or did you order the series 7?

  68. Blake
    March 11, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    I’m looking for healthy vapor without carcinogens that you’d get from combustion. I also would like a small vape that is easily concealed. I’m not a heavy smoker, just using it medicinally for when I get back spasms. It seems like this is my match, but I’m concerned about vapor quality. Will pretty much any vaporizer deliver healthy vapor even though it may not be considered ‘smooth’ like the more expensive ones?

    Thanks so much you do a lot of good work here.

    • Bud
      March 19, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Hey Blake the vapor quality is good from this one as well as every other vape I rate at least 80/100. The vapor will vary in flavor, smoothness and strength between vapes, but none of them will combust or burn your material.

  69. Brian A
    March 11, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Great Website! Been looking everywhere for a site like this! Im hooked. Very intrigued with the V2 because of the versatility. Would be using herbs and e-liquid. My biggest concerns are the amount of vape produced with the e-liquid and herb, as i like it fairly strong, but am ok with one I can puff on longer to get more vape as long as i can feel it in my throat like a real cigarette. Also, does the eliquid tank on this Vape regularly leak like others normally do? Ive been using cheap crappy ones that give u a mouthfull of liquid within the first few uses (HAUS, South Bch Smoke, FAZE) and would like a better one that can also use herbs

    • Bud
      March 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

      Hey Brian this pen is great as a multi-purpose unit, it’s basically the first 3-in-1 vape I’ve reviewed that works well with all 3 cartridges (e liquid, loose leaf, and wax).

      With dry herbs it’s very efficient (holds 0.1g) but the vapor is on the light side, it’s not what I would consider very potent. But from that small amount you can get 5-8 nice draws from it, and it’s smooth and tastes good.

      I like the performance with the e-liquid tank, and it can definitely produce strong draws/vapor that you’ll feel. They normally don’t leak at all, but I did have an issue with my first cartridge being defective and it came apart at the bottom, but I got a replacement.

  70. Mhcane
    March 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Just wondering if u got your hands on the v2 pro series 7–

    • Bud
      March 18, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Yes will have a full review very soon thanks for asking

  71. Kevin
    March 9, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Very excited to see what you think of the series 7. Trying to decide between the series 7 and the summit

    • Bud
      March 18, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Got one now and will have review posted soon, I would probably go with the Summit I’m not as impressed with the Series 7 as I am with the Series 3.

  72. tomahawk430
    March 6, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Here’s the problem with this whole kit. I like the model, works well for the price. But after 5 weeks, the proprietary magnetic charging cable stopped working. The light on it no longer comes on and it doesn’t send a charge to the battery. V2 claims that there’s a warranty on this product, but their warranty department seems to be nonexistent. I was on hold with them for 57 minutes before I hung up. Their “live chat” is a broken page. Sent them an email 2 days ago with no response. Furthermore, these things seem to be nowhere in stores, so the only option is to buy a new charging cable on V2’s website for $13+S&H. Buyer beware.

    • Bud
      March 14, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Snap!! Did they ever respond to your email? I’ve received some reports about defects but replacements were always received (eventually), please let me know!

  73. Troy
    March 3, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Thanks for all the great reviews! I am new to all vaporizers so this sight is very helpful. After seeing all your reviews, I just couldn’t understand how a vaporizer could cost so much for such a simple concept. This drove me to the V2 Pro Series 7. I bought one on release day thanks to your good review on the Series 3. I can’t wait to try it out. I have a chronic pain issue which has me on [pills]. It’s a shitty quality of life and very bad for my health. Unfortunately I’m military, retiring this month luckily, so I’m anxious to try out some high [quality] dry herb and oil. I can’t wait to get my life back. Thanks again for your reviews and I hope this will get me of the [other stuff].

    • Bud
      March 13, 2015 at 9:55 am

      Hey Troy thanks for posting, let me know how you like the Series 7 I’m very interested! Stay up man!

  74. James Duvalle
    February 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I hope you get to review the 7 Series soon as it just was released. I would like to know how it stacks up the the Pax and 3 series. I like the company lists out the ingredients in it’s eliquid too. It’s the only company I found that does this, and I trust them more for it. I kind of wish there was an optional portable water percolator attachment for these portable dry herb vapes sometimes…I know about the hydrotube, but it seems actually required then an optional attachment due to the heat of the vapor. Keep up the good work bro!

    • Bud
      March 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Hey James I did get the Series 7 and I’m testing it out now. It’s very different from this Series 3 pen, it’s a tiny bit larger than the Pax in size.

      Review coming soon!

  75. van
    February 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I would like to ask you which one of these portable vaporizers it’s the healthier in any ways and especially concerning heart conditions.



    • Bud
      March 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Hey Van all of the vaporizers I review will truly vaporize your material, meaning your herb is gently heated and never burned.

  76. Josh
    February 26, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I see they put out the wax cartridge. Will you be reviewing it?

    The Series 7 is out now too. Same basic design but oval and larger. Multiple temps. Cheaper than PAX. I wonder if its just as good. I’d be keen to see a comparison from the vape critic.

    BTW some complain that they get no vapor on the V2. If you leave some space at the top of the chamber in the Series 3 it gives way more vapor. I only pack the chamber about 50% to 70%.

    If it is packed really full, give it more time to heat. Still not as good as half packed though.

    • Bud
      March 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Yes reviews of the wax cartridge and Series 7 coming soon!

      Very good tip also, thanks for posting!

  77. DeeDee
    February 26, 2015 at 12:40 pm


    I couldn’t believe my luck when I noticed that you reply to comments! I have studied your amazing site intensely as I am looking to purchase a vaporizer. But here’s the thing; I’m a non-smoker. And I simply do not understand most of the vape lingo on here so I cannot decide which vaporizer I should seek out for purchase. I have been recommended to try vaping to deal with intense pain issues following an accident and a surgery gone wrong. Never having smoked tobacco, I thought vapes would be the way to go. I therefore need a gentle taste and easy-clean but I also don’t want to throw endless amounts of money after groceries so one that makes good use of the “food” you give it. It will not be easy for me to get my hands on oil either. Whether it’s portable or not is not important, neither is usability, I’ll figure it out. It’s not my brain that’s malfunctioning. If you have the time, I would be over-joyed if you could point me in the right direction here!

    Regardless, thanks for making this site.

    Best, DeeDee

    • Bud
      March 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Hey DeeDee I totally understand where you’re coming from, and you actually landed on one of the models I would recommend, this V2 Pro pen.

      Since you’re a beginner and want something very efficient you’ll probably like this one, it works with just 0.1g and produces a handful of smooth light draws.

      If you want to vape a little more at once and get closer to 10-20 draws (~0.2-0.3g of herbs) I recommend the Summit:

      Hope this helps!

      • DeeDee
        March 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

        Thank you so much for your answer. I am now the proud owner of a V2 Pro series 3 vaporizer – it is beautiful! Elegant and user-friendly and it’s even quick to charge and warm up. Wonderful. I couldn’t use the link you provided for some reason, maybe because I’m in Europe, so I purchased from V2Cigs UK and it arrived the next day – impressive. Thanks again.

        • Bud
          March 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

          Awesome I’m very glad to hear it DeeDee!

  78. Ben
    February 26, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Lets get the series 7 review!!!

    • Bud
      March 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      Coming soon!!

  79. Mike
    February 23, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    They just released the Wax cartridge – hope you test it!

    • Bud
      March 2, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      It’s on the way to me now!

  80. Matt
    February 21, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    hey bud,

    big fan. quick question about the v2 pro series 3- you say you can get 15 2 minute sessions, but approximately how many bowls does that equate to? i can usually get through 3 bowls before the needs-to-be-charged lights start flashing.

    also, after letting it charge for a while and trying to use pass-through charging, it always end up shutting off again after just a few hits. it will also turn green much sooner than i would expect it to when re-charging after using it for a bowl or two, but then will just die once i start it up again.

    does this sound normal, or might it be a battery issue?

    thanks! keep up the good work!

    • Bud
      March 2, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Hey Matt I’d say 3 sessions sounds about right, roughly 10 minutes each usually for me.

      The second thing you mentioned about the charging doesn’t seem right though, I will contact V2 support and describe the problem and see what they say.

      If it’s defective I’m sure they’ll replace it for free but definitely let me know how you make out!

  81. Jon
    February 20, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Hey Vapor Critic,

    I need your advice. I am relatively new to vaping. I bought my first vaporizer about 2 months ago. I bought the Da Vinci, which turned out to be just an okay vaporizer.

    The reason I bought that particular one was, I was new to vaping and didn’t want to spend a lot of money on my first vaporizer in case I did not like it. They were running really good deals on it and I got it for around $100. But now that I am vaping, I am loving it.

    The problem I’m having is a lot of times I am vaping alone and I am just looking to get around 5 good draws from it. I don’t think the Da Vinci is good for vaping a small amount of material in it. It doesn’t seem to work as well as if I had filled the chamber at least halfway. Do you agree? Is there any tricks to getting a good vape out of a small amounts of material in the Da Vinci?

    So now I am looking for a vaporizer that will work well with a small amount of material inside it and still give me a good vape from it. Almost like a one hitter.

    When doing my research the first time around, I saw that most of the pens did not do a good job of vaporizing dry materials. But now I see your review of the V2 Pro Series 3 Pen and it looks like it may be just what I’m looking for.

    Would you recommend the V2 Pro for my needs or do you think there is a better vaporizer for what I am looking for? The price is not an object so feel free to recommend something else. The most important thing to me is that it can vape small amounts of material and get me feeling really nice after a bunch of hits. I would also like it to be easy to use, easy to clean, and quick to put away.

    So in your professional opinion, what vaporizer do you think would be best for me?

    • Bud
      March 2, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Hey Jon this V2 Pro pen would definitely fit what you’re looking for, it works well with just 0.1g of material and gives you a handful of decent draws.

      The Firefly and the Launch Box are two other good vapes that also work well with a tiny pinch.

      • Jon
        March 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm

        Thanks Bud,

        I decided to order the V2 Pro series 3 pen and I used your link. Considering the loose leaf cartridge is out of stock and it won’t ship until around March 31st, I was going to wait until closer to the end of the month to order it. But then yesterday I got an email that they were running a 25% sale on everything for one day, so I decided to place the order. Paid $63.73 for the kit and the loose leaf cartridge.

        One reason I was hoping to wait was V2 has acknowledged, on their forum, that there is a problem with their charger cables. The problem is apparently in the microchip design in the charger cable itself. There won’t be get a sufficient inventory of the updated chargers until April 1st so I probably won’t get the updated charger with my order. I hope this won’t be a problem. But on their forum they do say when the updated charger comes in, if you request, they will send you the new charger free of charge.

        I have a question. How do you personally charge your V2 series 3, via a USB port or wall charger? If you use a wall charger, do you use the one you can purchase through V2 or another USB wall charger that has the same voltage and Amps?

        While looking into the wall charger for the V2, it apparently uses a 5 volt – 1 Amp charger. The same as an iPhone charger. Have you heard of anyone just using a different wall charger then the one V2 sells to charge it? I have so many extra chargers sitting around, that I didn’t think it was worth it to purchase another one, especially if I had one that uses the same voltage and amperage.

        Let me know what you think and thanks again.

        • Bud
          March 23, 2015 at 10:58 am

          Hey Jon I’d say it’s a 50/50 split for me, half the time I charge via USB and the other half with a wall adapter.

          I have a bunch of extra adapters laying around also and that’s what I use, I never actually ordered the wall charger from V2. I believe an iPhone adapter will work just fine!

          • Jon
            March 23, 2015 at 1:17 pm

            Thanks a lot. Your the best. Still anxiously waiting for my loose leaf cartridge so I can try it out. They are backordered until March 31. Thanks again.

  82. Tanner
    February 18, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Hey man, thanks for the reviews on vaporizers. I’ve been recently looking at one, mostly for home use, but price is a pretty big factor for me, along with performance as my first vap i bought was terrible. Really wanted the ssv vap, since one of my favourite bands Cephalic Carnage endorses it and everything, but the price of 270 is just too much. Looking for a good vap for 150 tops. This pen seems like a good price and will do decent. Any recommendations for a house vap around my price range that is good quality? Can be a standard, or portable, like the pen.
    Thanks again, great reviews. Very helpful. Will definitely purchase my product through a link of yours to help you out.

  83. Susan
    February 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    It was not clear to me from your review, or from the V-2 website, that the dry herb cartridge was not included with the purchase. I purchased two units, one for myself and one as a gift. It took almost 2 weeks before the units were received, and now I have to spend another $30 each(including $5 shipping) for the cartridges plus wait another 2 weeks.

    • Bud
      March 2, 2015 at 11:46 am

      I’m very sorry about that!!

      • Susan
        March 13, 2015 at 12:47 pm

        Hello again. I placed the order on 2/17 and am still waiting. It has not even shipped yet. Worse, their customer service does not respond to email, and the hold time for phone or chat support exceeds my 15 minute limit of patience. Do you know another source to purchase the dry herb cartridge?

        • Bud
          March 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm

          Oh man!! I don’t like to hear that I’m sorry!

          Unfortunately I don’t know where else to get these cartridges, please let me know when they respond!

  84. 2 Hotty
    February 12, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I tried to order the V2 Pro through your link. They charged my card for the item and overnight shipping, but didn’t have the item within the next 30 days so I have cancelled my whole order. I appreciate your reviews, Sorry I tried.

    • Bud
      February 19, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      Ahh I’m very sorry to hear that!!

      I apologize for them, I hope you forgive me, don’t be sorry.


  85. Duane
    February 11, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    During your video review of the V2 Pro, in the background you show someone using this vap pen and blowing out clouds of smoke. I found that to be very misleading. I purchased this pen based on your review, and I have been seriously disappointed in its performance. I’ve tried it several times, and I cannot get any vapor or smoke out of it. I’m following all the directions to the letter (I’ve been doing this for longer than most of your viewers have been alive), and it’s doing nothing but wasting herb. The performance and effects of using this pen are extremely disappointing, and I could not recommend it to anyone.

    • Bud
      February 19, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Hey I’m really really sorry you’re so disappointed, it doesn’t make me happy to hear you feel mislead.

      This vape is definitely on the lighter side in the vapor department, and sometimes it can be tricky to get a good draw from it.

      With finely ground material, semi-firmly packed full into the chamber, you should be able to get at least a little visible vapor but you have to take a longer draw than you may be used to.

      Try taking a slow draw for 5-10 seconds, or you could even try a few short draws in succession.

      Also please keep in mind that the lighting in my videos is setup to enhance the visible vapor to make it easy to compare vapor production from different models.

      Sometimes vapor is hard to see under certain lighting, so even though you may not see it it’s most likely there, but I totally get how it’s not as satisfying when you don’t see it.

      It might also be the draw resistance you don’t like, if you don’t pull very slowly it could be difficult.

      Are you open to other types of vapes or do you specifically need a pen?

  86. James
    February 10, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Love your videos, keep it up. This video is what made me buy the V2 pro series 3 I ordered it yesterday waiting for it to come, can’t wait so excited!

    • Bud
      February 19, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Hey thanks, great choice let me know how you like it!

  87. Scooter
    February 6, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Hey dude – Great site! A couple of things:
    1) I’ve been waiting on the Series 7 but I just got the Series 3 and so far, I’m loving the e-liquid side of it (I’m trying to stop smoking with it). I’m having less success with the loose leaf side. I get hardly any vapor. Is it possible that I’ve ground the leaf too finely?
    2)On the V2 site, they’ve taken down any mention of the Series 9 for now.
    Keep up the good work!

    • Bud
      February 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Hey in general the finer the better with this vape but there could be a few other reasons for no vapor.

      You want to pack the cartridge fairly tight and snug, but not super tight where the airflow is completely blocked off.

      So basically if your herb is packed too loose or too tight the performance will suffer, it has to be just right. It’s a little finicky, the Pax and some other models are like this too.

      The other thing to look at is your draw speed, you want to take a slow, long pull for a good amount of vapor. If you take just a few second draw the vapor will be very light.

      Thanks for the heads up about the Series 9, I noticed that the other day also!

      Stay up!

      • Duane
        February 18, 2015 at 4:41 am

        Thanks, I’ll keep trying!

  88. Patti Weckerley
    February 5, 2015 at 12:01 am

    I was just looking at the Wulf vaporizers. Any insight into how well they compare to other pens? The Wulf Vape Classic Tundra is advertised as a dry vaporizer with 3 temp. settings and a non-combustion chamber.

  89. Stoop Solo
    February 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Hi Bud,

    Solid reviews on your site. I ordered the V2 Pro based on your review. I was looking for a decent ‘low-profile’ portable that could handle the needs of a light-head such as myself. Whereas I was impressed with the Pax which I had been able to borrow for a month, it (like most portables I’ve come across) needs its chamber nicely filled to work effectively and consistently, which is rather more than I am comfortable with ingesting.

    Having used the V2 a good few times now I have to say it delivers. The small chamber holds a good amount for my needs, and it sure makes a little go a long way. Proper, even vaporization; it seems to get every last bit from the chamber, with nary a hint of ash. It’s simple, feels nice, looks nice, and is inconspicuous, as it just looks like a posh e-cig. It’s certainly a one-person vape though. For two people, a re-pack or swapping in a second pre-filled loose-leaf chamber is in order.

    The short auto-off time hasn’t proven much of an issue for me, as the heat-up time is fast. Impressively fast. The only issue I find is that there is no way to ascertain the battery level, just “I’m fine… I’m fine… I’m fine… I’m fine… I’m fi-oops, zero”. Just need to be sure to keep it fed fairly regularly. Nothing’s perfect, eh.

    In closing then… yes. Overall, it’s a great little vaporizer that does just what I hoped it would. Your review didn’t let me down.


    • Bud
      February 9, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Hey very glad to hear it!!

      I’m happy you feel that it performs the way I describe it, and that you’re diggin it overall.

      Thanks for posting, vape it up!

  90. Ian
    February 1, 2015 at 11:12 am


    Appreciate the review videos. I bought my first ever portable vape (Magic Flight Box) based off your reviews, which i’m very happy with. Although one of the things i don’t like about it is sometimes it combusts herbs if i’m not careful. In your opinion which of these vaporizers is more healthy between the V2 pro and MFLB?

    Also the v2 pro looks a bit better in the convince and stealth aspect (not having to carry around batteries), and i think if someone saw you hitting that they’d assume it’s just a e-cig. Also, does the unit come with any type of warranty? Thanks again for your info!

    • Bud
      February 8, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Hey Ian glad you’re diggin the Launch Box, I actually think these two vapes are fairly similar in terms of performance, and they’re both efficient with small amounts of material, but with the MFLB yes if you heat too long you run the risk of combusting. This V2 will never burn and produces a light but pleasant vapor. The warranty on this one is 6 months, and it doesn’t cover the cartridges just the main unit and electrical components.

  91. Newbie
    January 29, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Hey Bud,

    Your reviews are awesome! Thank you for taking the time to give such detailed reviews. Helps making an informed choice much easier.

    I’m “new” to the whole vaping world. Looking for something that will vape dry herb efficiently. Id like something that is relatively portable.

    I’ve narrowed my choices down to the V2 and the Pax. Quite a difference in price between the two. Price isn’t much of an issue but I’ll probably only be using two to three times weekly.

    Based on your experience Pax or the V2? I though about the Magic Flight but the chance that it can combust the herb scared me off.


    • Bud
      February 7, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Hey thanks glad you them helpful!

      The V2 Pro 3 is a good choice if you only plan on vaping small amounts at a time, roughly 0.1g of herb which equates to about 5-8 draws of light vapor per session.

      The Pax would be better for slightly longer sessions with slightly bigger draws of vapor. When half-packed with about 0.15g of herb you can get about 10 draws, and when fully packed with about 0.35g you can get about 20 draws before it’s spent.

      They’re both good in my opinion and both are very popular, just depends which style you like better, how much you want to spend, and most importantly what your usage habits would be like.

      Hope this helps!

  92. Blue Sky
    January 28, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Hi Bud! Thanks for your awesome reviews! I have been overwhelmed by all the choices for pens, but your videos were so helpful! I ordered a V2 pen through your link so you will get compensated. Thanks again :)

    • Bud
      February 7, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Thanks so much let me know how you like it!

  93. James Duvalle
    January 28, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Hey Bud,
    Could you please review Imag+, as it it is the direct competition for this model? It has the same price and similar results (actual vaporization), but which is better?

    • Bud
      February 6, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Yes I’ll soon be reviewing the Phantom Premium which is a branded version of the imag+, thanks for your request!

  94. Debbie
    January 25, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for all your vape reviews! They were very helpful when learning about vaping & deciding what to buy. Bought one of these V2 series 3 pens. It’s been interesting getting used to the difference between smoking & vaping. I have one question. What should the leaf look like when it is fully vaped? I don’t want to waste any.

    • Bud
      February 6, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Hey Debbie with this vape your herb should turn a dark green to light brown color when it’s spent. You’ll know it’s done pretty much when you stop getting any vapor from it.

      The default temperature of this model is set at a medium level so your material will never really get dark brown like it can with some other vapes.

  95. Mark b
    January 22, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Hey, thanks for your reviews…helps in the choice making! I’ve just ordered my v2 vape, along with a sample pack of flavours with 0%nicotene which they say will increase the smoke thickness…and well…I guess I can have some fruity flavours without having to head over to Amsterdam! Haha I’ve ordered through your link too! Will let u know my thoughts when I get my baby through the post. Cheers

    • Bud
      January 28, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks Mark I hope you enjoy it, vape it up!

  96. Kim
    January 20, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Hey Bud! I’ve had bad experience with finding a good portable vape that will work with dry herbs. First I bought the Atmos Raw, which just never vaped it, it was more like a E-pipe….
    So I found this review and I’m really interested in the V2! But just want to know one thing, can you put [concentrate] in the dry herb chamber and vape it? you were able to do that with the Raw, and they kinda have the same look when there is a glass screen in it. So why would it not work on the V2 chamber?
    , Kim

    • Bud
      January 23, 2015 at 10:53 am

      Hey Kim I don’t think it’d really be a good idea to try and vape concentrates in the loose leaf cartridge, it wasn’t designed for that and it could possibly damage it.

      It works well with dry herbs though and soon they should be releasing their concentrate cartridge for it, which I don’t know much about at the moment but I’d imagine it would work well.

      • Lurker
        March 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm

        Wax in the loose leaf works if you add a mesh pad. I used the one from my crafty and cut it to side. Works perfectly. On the quality question, my battery is starting to fade badly after only two months of vaping. Liquid cartridge started too sizzle and crack a few weeks ago. I don’t use it much, but I think there comments about poor quality control may be warranted. My first loose leaf cartridge was also defective, and currently the pen only works for more than a few minutes if I’ve leave it plugged in. Shame because it really is a great true vaporizer

        • Bud
          March 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

          Ah nice tip!

          I actually just received the new wax cartridge for this pen and it’s awesome, great performance. I’m going to update this review shortly with more info and pics.

          Very sorry to hear about the defects! How has their customer service been are they responsive? Hopefully you’re able to get working replacements, let me know!

  97. Bendro
    January 17, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Thanks for the hard work! Chose the V2 for my first loose leaf vape. Soooo impressed. I’m in love. Equally as impressed at the liquid performance. Recommend it to anybody, no question.

    • Bud
      January 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm


  98. bluffo
    January 15, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Great site, I was wondering if you have ever tried a pen vape called thekindpen it has attachments so you can use it for wax, oil, or herbs. I wanted to get a pen that would be able to use all 3 and they sell one as cheap as 49$

    • Bud
      January 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Hey I haven’t reviewed a pen yet that can truly vape all 3, although this V2 Pro will probably be the first when they release their wax cartridge for it. The model you mentioned is a typical “3-in-1” pen that doesn’t truly vaporize dry herbs and will combust it.

  99. Josh
    January 15, 2015 at 10:27 am

    I got the V2 and I like it. The first night I tried it we had some house guests; They both ordered one on-the-spot an (through your link of course).

    Discreet, efficient, light and tasty. Great efficacy too. Being able to have multiple chambers ready to go is an advantage over other portable models. Who wants to re-pack while out and about?

    • Bud
      January 15, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Awesome Josh I’m really glad you’re diggin it, and thanks!

      I use mine pretty often for nice light sessions during the day, it’s definitely efficient and tastes good

  100. Mister Tee
    January 14, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Hi, and thanks for yet another great review! I’m very active in different MJ forums, and people often ask what vaporizer to go for. I always recommend your page, and from my own personal experience, I tell people to look into the MFLB. I hope that you will continue to serve us with your experience and knowledge, and I’m hoping to see the MiniVap on your channel one day! Thanks again!

    • Bud
      January 15, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      Hey thanks for posting and for your request, stay up!

  101. pauleezy threezy
    January 13, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Hello Bud,

    I have a dilemma of which dry herb vape to get and I would appreciate your help.

    I have 3 in mind.

    1. Pax
    2. Kind tru va
    3. V2

    Please help.

    • Bud
      January 15, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Get the V2 if you like to use small amounts at a time and get the Pax if you prefer more vapor and longer sessions

  102. BadAssTokeDude
    January 13, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    One more question, Please. Do you think it is worth it to get the Pro Series 3 Pen now or wait for the Pro Series 7 Pen?
    I ask because reviewers are saying it is difficult to draw from because of Resistance.
    Do you think the Series 7 would be more free flowing and easier to draw from and worth the wait?
    The Series 3 is smaller, lighter and cheaper which I prefer but if it is hard to draw from, is it worth it?
    I would be using it for Loose Leaf and sometimes oil.
    Thanks again Bud!

    • Bud
      January 17, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      I don’t know anything about the Series 7 yet unfortunately so I don’t know for sure, but the Series 3 does have some draw resistance.

      If you pull lightly you won’t notice it much, and this vape isn’t a big hitter so short draws is usually the way to go.

  103. BadAssTokeDude
    January 13, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Hey Bud, love your YouTube Reviews!
    Can you Please tell me which Cartridge would be used for Full Melt Oil or CO2 Oil. Would it go into the E-Liquid Cartridge or the Wax Cartridge, since the oil is so thick?
    Thanks for the info as I am a bit confused.
    Take it easy Buddy!

    • Bud
      January 17, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Hey man if it’s a thick oil it would be go in the wax cartridge

  104. Josh
    January 7, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    In other videos you mention grinding the herb very fine to get good results. Is that required with the V2 as well, or is the chamber small enough that it matters less?

    This thing seems nice, especially since you could get extra loose-leaf chambers and have them ready to go in advance.

    I’d buy the PAX, I think, except it seems to require more material than I would usually use at one time.

    • Bud
      January 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Hey Josh yes this vape will work better if you grind very fine since it’s “conduction” style heating, just like the Pax

  105. Danny michael
    January 7, 2015 at 3:13 am

    I’m a newbie here and everything seemed to be good all information is good and I was looking for vape pen now I went to the v2 website I have seen the v2 pro but wait now which is the best one you recomend the v2 pro series 3 or 7 or 9 i they all do dry herbs wax and liqiud which is best for them all especially dry herbs.

    • Bud
      January 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Right now only the Series 3 model is available and that’s the only one I’ve reviewed, the Series 7 and 9 models should be coming out soon maybe in the next few months

      For being the base model I think the Series 3 does a very decent job so I’m looking forward to trying the others as well

  106. Pam-Ah-Laa
    January 6, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    This daughter of Glasgow has found the cure to cancer with this vape stick. So long smoking!!

    My guardian angel knew I had to survive major disasters to continue my cancer research!!

  107. Bill
    January 6, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I really wouldn’t be promoting the V2 Pro S3 to all these people. The device is KNOWN to be quite faulty and there have been MANY complaints about it. I’ve read people having to exchange this device up to FOUR times before they had one that somewhat worked. I’ve read V2 claim the bugs have been worked out of it numerous times, after they’ve openly stated there weren’t any problems, only to see more people having problems with the Pro S3.

    As for the Pro S3, it’s a nice idea but people need to understand that the device uses proprietary tanks. They are not a generic tank you can buy from any vendor. Once with the Pro S3, people are stuck buying the tanks ONLY from V2. The liquid tanks had known problems and still do, from the glue letting loose to burnt tastes after only a few fills. Also, tank stock is hit-or-miss most of the time and it’s not uncommon for people to wait a few weeks just to receive a tank.

    Hopefully people will do some research because if they do, they will see that the Pro S3 is quite overpriced and not worth the money.

    • Bud
      January 9, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Hey Bill I haven’t used it for e-liquids every much and my viewers are mainly concerned with the performance of the loose leaf cartridge with dry herbs

      Mine is still working fine and I haven’t received any complaints from others regarding any problems with it

  108. sunny23
    January 5, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Have you tested the cloud v premium? I know you docked the original for having only one high temp.

    • Bud
      January 6, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      I haven’t yet but should be soon, thanx for your request

  109. Roger Dub
    January 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks Bud. Would thicker vapor get one [stronger effects]? And as far as smell, which vape would you say are the most discrete?

    • Bud
      January 6, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      In general yes, but it is possible for vapes to produce very strong vapor without a huge cloud

      In terms of odor a vape like this V2 would be more on the discreet side since the vapor is light and smell doesn’t escape from the unit during use

  110. Roger Dub
    January 4, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Hey bud
    I’m brand new to vaping. I am looling to invesr in a portable vape. I’ve watched many of your videos and tutorials as well as read many of your reviews which are very helpful. I want to make my first purchase. So far I like the Pax, Crafty, V2 Pro, and the Firefly. Since I’m a vape newbie what would you suggest?

    • Bud
      January 4, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Hey Roger you really can’t go wrong with any of the vapes you’ve narrowed it down to

      The Pax is wildly popular and easy to use

      The Crafty is overall the best and produces the strongest end results

      The V2 Pro is good for small amounts at a time and just a light vapor (but it’s good quality)

      and the Firefly requires a little more technique for best results but can produce an exquisite-tasting vapor.

  111. Roe
    January 2, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    I was just about to order through the link but it seems like the loose leaf cartridge is not included?

    • Bud
      January 4, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Hey yes the base package comes with the e-liquid cartridge and the loose leaf cartridge for dry herbs is an add-on

  112. sunny23
    December 31, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Can’t wait to see you get and review the v2pro 7 series as it has a much bigger oven and 3 temp settings, might be worth the extra $. Thank you for your hard work, I’m still debating a good first portable without breaking the bank and then upgrade later 2015

  113. Rita
    December 30, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Hey Bud,

    I just now stumbled upon your site. Like many others, I am new to vaping and have been learning about different devices suitable for a beginner. Some of the other vape pens have many parts that screw together, making the V2 Pro look very easy to use and I really like the simplicity.

    My purpose for vaping is to help control chronic intractible pain. The three types of cartidges will allow me to try all forms of [material] to find what works best, without needing completely different devices.

    I have never smoked anything, so I think the smaller amount of herb and lighter vapor will be perfect for my needs!

    My question is, are the heating elements built into the cartridges on this unit? If so, how durable are they and will they last a long time?

    I’m so glad I found your site! I almost bought an Aspire Nautilus, based another reviewer, but changed my mind when I saw your excellent and thorough review of the V2 Pro.

    Any advice for a newbie will be greatly appreciated! Keep up the good work and thanks again for the great review!


    • Bud
      December 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Hey Rita yes, the main body of the vape is the battery part and then each cartridge has it’s own heating element built in, and the vape will automatically detect which one you have connected and heat it accordingly.

      They’re pretty well made for what they are so I think they’ll last a good while, but if/when they die they’re luckily not expensive to replace

  114. Brady
    December 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    How is the feel from one chamber? Can you get a good feel off one chamber?

    • Bud
      December 29, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      It’s light since it holds such a small amount of material, but it’s nice. For me it’s good like during the daytime when I don’t want anything too strong, but at night time when I want more I switch to a more powerful vape.

  115. Alex
    December 21, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Hi Bud, I am new to the vaporizer world, I see that this blog is mainly for vaporizing dry herbs, but I realize that is a serious and professional review, thats the reason I want to know your opinion of this vaporizer as a replacement for smoking cigars, and if it has advantages over electronic cigars. I am a heavy smoker from 1 to 2 packages per day. I want to replace the cigarette to this vaporizer that really appeals to me. Maybe in the future I can try to change to dry herbs or waxes in a way that my smoking habitat can change into a healthy habit.
    My main priorities are, if this vaporizer can support a day of smoking or something close, especially concerning to the duration of the battery? and on the other hand, does it can give a similar experience to the taste of a cigar? I smoke menthol light. Hope that you can give me some idea. Thanks in advance and Happy Christmas.
    (I am not a Natural English Speaker, so excuse me if there are some errors, if I buy the vaporizer I am going to import it)

    • Bud
      December 23, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      Hey Alex, since posting this review I actually did buy some e-liquid to try with this vape, and I think it works really well. I even bought one for my mother to help her cut down, and she’s using it regularly now and says it helps a lot. It’s going to feel a little different but if you’re going to give it a try this is the pen I would get, it’s well-made and produces a lot of vapor so it’s very satisfying. When using the e-liquid cartridge the battery should last at least a full day of use, but when using the dry herb cartridge it doesn’t last quite as long because it draws more power.

  116. Anonymous
    December 21, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Hey Bud, I’m in the market for a vape about $100, and I’m between the V2 Pro Series 3 and the Magi Flight Launch Box. Either design will work for me–I’m just interested in the quality. Any advice?

    • Bud
      December 22, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Hey tough call, they’re both good for the price and equally as efficient. They’re made of different materials but both feel quality, not cheap or cheesy.

      I would probably base your decision on which design you think you’ll like more, or just pick one now and get the other one in the future ;)

  117. pauleezy threezy
    December 19, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Okay, thanks. I’m on the hunt for a good pen vape that wont combust dry flowers. The T-vape looks interesting.


  118. pauleezy threezy
    December 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Any feedback on the T vape 2.0?

    • Bud
      December 18, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Not at this time sorry but I’ll def look into it

  119. Brian
    December 16, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Love the videos man.
    Was wondering if the loose leaf cartridges are easily cleanable? For example, let’s say I wanna [use it] but then wanna bring my vape with me on a plane. Could I clean it up so there’d be no problems?
    Thanks a ton and keep up the good work!

    • Bud
      December 16, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Hey it’s hard to say 100%, it’s fairly easy to clean it but there are some really tiny crevices that might be hard to get into. I think the safest route would be to pick up an extra cartridge and when you travel just bring the new one.

  120. Julio
    December 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Im new in this vaporizer thing i am between this one or atmos boss what do you recomend? Or if you have another recomendation for a economic portable vape or pen

    • Bud
      December 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      I haven’t tried the Boss yet so I don’t know if it’s good but this one is a great option if you want a pen that truly vapes dry herbs

  121. alex
    December 11, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I would be really interested in seeing the v2 pro series 7 in action. I dont know if I should by the series 3 or 7.

    • Bud
      December 12, 2014 at 10:46 am

      I’ll definitely check the 7 out when it’s released and compare

  122. Ben
    December 9, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Great review as usually. The link for your Cloud V Phantom review doesn’t work on the site, but I saw it on youtube. I’m requesting a review for the Cloud Terra. It’s got 2 lower temp settings than the Phantom, at 375 and 410F.

    Also looking forward to hear what you think of the Arizer Air.

    • Bud
      December 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks for your requests Ben!

  123. Angel
    December 9, 2014 at 1:25 am

    First off I wanna say, Bud thanks for the great review, you make it simple to choose the right vape. I just ordered this vape recently based on your review.

    I got the vape, but unfortunately the loose leaf cartridge was out of stock. I just want people to know, if you plan to get this vape, expect a wait on the loose leaf cartridge. There is about a 10 to 15 business day wait period for it due to high demand. I wasn’t aware of this when I bought it so I don’t want people to have to deal with the surprise of a wait period.

    I haven’t received the loose leaf cartridge yet but I am optimistic of the performance because of your review.

    Thanks for your work Bud.

    Stay up!


  124. homer
    December 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    been looking at the v2 pro…need something portable but cant make up my mind with this or the pax or davinci ascent. Not worried about the amount per pull. I’ll sacrifice the $ for the best.

    • Bud
      December 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Out of the 3 I would go with this one or the Pax, they’re pretty different but you can’t go wrong with either one!

  125. Carolyn
    December 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Hey Mister Bud…these reviews are well thought out, much appreciated!

    Got a Q on the V3 in terms of portability…if you’re using the dry cartridge, and then want to switch to the liquid cartridge, can you carry the liquid cart without it leaking juice? Or, do you have to bring the juice bottle and fill it at that point and then attach it to the battery case? Hope this makes sense.

    • Bud
      December 9, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Hey Carolyn yes, you can carry around the eliquid cartridge separately (pre-filled) and it will not leak. I wouldn’t store it upside-down or anything, but standing up or on its side should be cool :)

  126. Steve
    December 8, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Wow, great blog , a real service to the community. I’m getting complaints from a neighbor about smells from my apartment (circulating through heating ducts), so I need a vape that is odorless – what’s the best vape for that need?

    • Bud
      December 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      Hey Steve they’ll all have at least a tiny bit of odor but this one is definitely on the lighter side.

  127. Tim
    December 2, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Hey i just ordered this, and i am wondering if it’s harder to inhale than smoke because i can never inhale an ecig without pain and coughing. I can inhale smoke just fine. Thank you in advance,

    • Bud
      December 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      There is a little draw resistance with this one so it’s not gonna be completely free-flowing, but just take an easy slow pull and you’ll ge tgood results.

      • Critic critic
        April 14, 2015 at 10:22 pm

        That’s not what the man asked. Read it again please. It has to do with his ability to draw from a vape without pain or coughing. Your response addresses the pull strength needed, not the comfort factor. I say this because I also have difficulty with too strong a hit, making me cough, and causing lung pain. I have to avoid that, because I’m 65, and a harmonica player. I want to preserve my lungs.

        Thanks for your reviews. You’re usually quite accurate. You must have been tired when you read this one.

  128. Clint
    November 29, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    So Ive been visiting your site every now and then since I found it in 2013. Ive come to respect your opinion and believe you know what the hell your talking about lol.

    With that being said I have been looking into getting my first vap (gonna use it for oose leaf) for some time now.

    I kinda decided on the Orbit or this series 3 vape but I dont know which one I should go for? Which one do you think would be better for a first time Vape user? The price on the V2 Series 3 is real appealing. I saw that you mentioned it has light tugs, but is it enough for the average person to get enough in one session?

    • Bud
      December 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Hey if you’re deciding between this one and the Orbit I would go with this one, especially if it’s your first vape.

      Yes the vapor will be light with the V2, but it’s super efficient, so even if you have to pack it twice to get full effects you still only use about 0.2g (chamber holds ~0.1g).

      Orbit isn’t bad and since it’s significantly bigger it does produce more power, so you can get bigger draws but you need to pack more material (~0.3g).

      I’m a heavy vaper and for me one V2 sesh is good for daytime for something light, at night I would need two packings.

  129. Mike
    November 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    I’m also not really interested in liquids or extract so which one would be best for dry leaf

  130. Mike
    November 24, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    My biggest concerns are potency and conservation. I’m guessing the V2 is probably the best at conserving [material] and it’s the cheapest, so that’s why it stands out to me. I am tempted to look into the crafty cause of the stuff that comes with it including the pad for vaping smaller amounts. I would like to know if you could point out a vaporizer that induces the [strongest results]; not necessarily the biggest clouds. I think my decision is gonna come down to the V2, pax, magic flight, crafty, or the firefly. Another vape I seen was called the Alfa goboof and I was wondering if you knew anything bout that too.

    • Bud
      November 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Hey Mike if you’re looking for the strongest results (most potent vapor) then I’ll point you towards the Crafty & Mighty.

      I like and recommend all 5 vapes you listed, this V2 is very efficient and the vapor is good quality but it’s light and not as strong.

      I don’t know anything about that last one yet but I do have it on my list of possibilities to review, thanks for your request!

  131. Tony
    November 21, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Hey, Mr. Bud!
    Thank you SO much for such nice, honest, and thorough reviews. I’m glad I came across one of your videos (for the V2) and ended up in your website. Will definitely order through your links! :)
    So, here’s my thing: I’m new, like totally new. I’m considering the Pax or the V2. I actually do have the money to get either… though, considering I’m most definitely not a ‘connoisseur’, I wonder if it’s reallllllllly worth for me to spend $250 on the Pax, when I can get the V2 full kit for under $120. I mean, it’s a huge difference in price. I guess my concern is that the V2 would end up being “cheaply made”. Do you think it’s sturdy, well made, etc??
    Many thanks for your advice!

    • Bud
      November 21, 2014 at 11:20 am

      Hey thanks Tony!

      As far as build quality I actually think it’s pretty good with the V2, it doesn’t feel cheap at all, and I wouldn’t say it’s very different between the two.

      Biggest difference I would say is the chamber sizes and how many draws you get per session. V2 chamber is smaller, only holds about 0.1g and you 5-7 light draws from it. Pax oven holds about 0.3g-0.4g and you can get ~20 draws in one session.

      The V2 you would have to restart, or turn back on, every 2 minutes because of the auto shut-off timer. The Pax won’t turn off unless you set it down and it doesn’t move at all for ~20 seconds, it’ll stay on the whole time you have it in your hand.

      They both have some draw resistance, and vapor quality is fairly similar you just more with the Pax.

  132. Ethan
    November 21, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Hey I have a question. What’s the best portable vape to buy, in your opinion, for $125 to $175?

    • Bud
      November 21, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Hey that’s actually a price range that not many vapes fall into, I would say to either go a little cheaper to about $100 or go higher to about $250.

      On the lower end I like this V2 Pro and the Launch Box, and on the higher end of that range I like the Firefly, Pax and Haze vapes.

  133. James
    November 20, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks for the review! Would it be possible to [use solid concentrates] with this? If so with chamber would be good?

    • Bud
      January 17, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Hey normally you need a concentrate that fully melts when heated for it to work in a vape pen, but this model actually can’t do concentrates at the moment because the wax cartridge isn’t available yet, should be soon though.

  134. The Dawg
    November 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Hello Bud,
    Do you have any news on the Series 9 that is coming out? I wait for your review. Have a Great Thanksgiving.

    • Bud
      November 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Hey I don’t have any news at the moment but I’ll def be checking that one out when it’s released, thanks for your request!

  135. mike2h
    November 17, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    ty for all your reviews I purchased this and the space case grinder(thru your links of course) and am really looking forward to using them. plan on getting the plenty down the road!

    • Bud
      November 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Great choices and thanks! Definitely let me know how you like them, and the Plenty is one of my all-time faves!

  136. jeremy
    November 16, 2014 at 11:12 am

    How long do the loose leaf cartridges last? I’m considering ordering 2 so I dont have to worry about it later. Is it worth it?

    • Bud
      November 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      They seem pretty well-made so my guess would be they’d hold up for many uses, but I can’t say exactly how long yet. It can’t hurt to add on an extra one, but you probably won’t need it for a while.

  137. nick
    November 13, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Hi i was wondering what your thoughts are on the cloud v phantom, and if you had to choose between the v2 pro and the cloud v phantom which one would you choose?

    • Bud
      November 14, 2014 at 9:57 am

      I have a review for the Phantom comin real soon but it is a little different than this V2.

      The biggest differences are that the herb chamber of the Phantom is bigger, it can hold ~0.25g versus ~0.1g. So you end up getting more vapor and a few more draws from it.

      But the temp is set higher on that one so the vapor isn’t really as smooth or comfortable as the V2 Pro.

      I like both and would say to get the V2 if you want a really efficient vape with small amounts of herb that produces a lighter vapor, and get the Phantom if you want stronger vapor and don’t mind it being a little hot feeling.

  138. NayBabe
    November 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I was just wondering, does this particular pen alter the taste in any way? I looking to purchase two portable pens that are true vaporizers (no combustion) that does not alter the taste of the herb. What pen do you recommend? Is this still your highest rated? I live in an apartment complex thats strict no smoking policy but I dont want to have to leave my apartment everytime I need to smoke :( so discretion is a MUST..

    • Bud
      November 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Hey I think this vape is right up your alley, it truly vaporizes dry herbs (no burning) and the taste is pretty good, just as good as most other vapes. This one is very good for using small amounts of material at a time (0.1g) to get roughly 5-7 light draws of vapor. It doesn’t smell very much either which is nice.

    • Flail
      February 3, 2015 at 10:44 am

      I also live in a no smoke unit.what I do is blow my exhaust in a stream of running tap water.absolutely no odor if done correctly

  139. CM Krick
    November 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Pretty cool features. I believe it is an art to get “cool feature” and quality in the same product. Not dogging the V2. I used their brand when I tried to quit smoking. So off topic. Per your advice I bought the Pax Ploom and the Herbie. Love them both. But change the bags regularly or else you’ll have herbs from herbs past in it. Pax I like also. Gives a huge “ploom ” of vape if you will. Well done sir. Keep em coming.

  140. Andy
    November 9, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Hello Vapecritic, huge fan!
    I’m interested in buying the V2 Pro Series 3, but would most likely be using it solely for dry herbal material. My question is whether or not the loose leaf cartridge for the Series 3 is durable and will last, or whether I will need to buy new cartridges frequently on account of it getting worn-out, or anything like that? Would I be better off doing this, or getting something like the Pax that–with regular cleaning–will last me longer? Thanks a bunch!

    • Bud
      November 9, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Hey Andy!

      The loose leaf cartridge actually feels really well-made to me, I’m thinkin it’ll last a very reasonable amount of time before you need to replace it. I’ll definitely update this post if I find otherwise.

      As for this one versus the Pax, I would go by the experience each one will provide…

      The V2 Pro is better for very small amounts of material at a time and taking only a handful of light draws.

      The Pax would be better for packing a decent amount and vaping a full session of 15-20 good draws.

  141. Mike
    November 7, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Will you be doing the Alfa Goboof soon?

    • Bud
      November 9, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      I’ll definitely check it out thanks for your request!

      • Mike
        November 18, 2014 at 1:16 pm

        I think its a Pax killer, can’t wait for your review

      • Tom
        February 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm

        Hey definitely would love to see you review the Alfa by Goboof. It looks beautiful on paper but I really wanna see a quality review before I commit.

        • Bud
          February 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm

          Thanx for your request!

  142. baxter
    November 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Bud, youre the best! I dont know how i stumbled upon you and your site, but I’m glad I did.

    I was all over the internet trying to find reviews of various vapes. A lot of those reviews are a joke. I mean people are out here recommending products that straight up burn/combust material.

    Now, VapeCritic is all I need. I trusted your recommendation on the Pax and was not dissappointed. Now I’m using your research, your review, and your link to purchase the V2 Pro Series 3.

    Stay up brother and know you are truly doing some marvelous work.
    Peace ,

    • Bud
      November 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Thanx Bax!

      I’m really glad you found my reviews helpful, and I truly appreciate your support and kind words!

      Vape it up,

    • CM Krick
      November 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Well said mate.

  143. Chris
    November 6, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Hey man, I am trying to narrow my search for a good portable vap. I was thinking either the MFLB or the V2 pro series 3. I like the V2 pro series 3 since you can use the E liquid as well. Also i was looking at the vapolution pocket vap (glass piece) to vap with. Any comments on that?
    Great work with your reviews!

    • Bud
      November 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Hey Chris they’re both good vapes, and they’re both very efficient with small amounts of material, so I don’t think you can go wrong with either one, I would just go with whichever style suits you best.

      I haven’t tried that other vape you mentioned but I’ll def check it out, thanks for your request!

  144. Thomas
    November 6, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Howdy Vape Critic,
    Awesome informative site here. I been reading the reviews for your top rated vaporizers (the herbalist on down). A lot of your reviews talk about the vapor being “comfortable.” But, I haven’t really found that aspect specifically compared. My throat has become very irritated through old school methods, to the point I need to change things up. What I am eager to know is what is THE MOST “comfortable” vaporizer out there? All the others qualities are secondary for me. I will use a whip or balloon, portable or desktop, small clouds, whatever :) Spending $700+ doesn’t thrill me, but, i will do it if a device produces the least irritating vapor available. Really appreciate any feedback! Thanks! -Thomas

    • Thomas
      November 6, 2014 at 9:12 am

      p.s. – FYI – I am really considering the Plenty, with it’s “cooling coil” and all. Sounds cool. – Thomas

      • Bud
        November 9, 2014 at 1:37 pm

        Hey Thomas,

        Basically right now I consider all of the vapes I have rated 93/100 or higher to have excellent quality vapor.

        Some of them produce vapor that’s strong enough to make you cough a little, but it’s not because of it being hot or harsh, just very potent.

        I’m inclined to recommend the Volcano or Herbalizer as the two best vapes for high quality vapor that’s not really intense enough to make you cough.

        The Plenty, Mighty and Crafty are really the vapes I’m referring to when I say ‘intense’. However, if you dial back the temperature with these and set them for light vapor it will definitely be less intense.

  145. Rob
    November 2, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Could you do like vaporizer giveaways… I want a good one really bad but I am a poor college student. Thanks. And I love your vides by the way. You are really funny!

    • Bud
      November 9, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      Hey thanks glad to hear it, I’ll definitely consider doing some giveaways, I appreciate you posting!

      • Sal
        December 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

        I’m joining to the compliments
        What do you think about this vape vs. the new cloud Phantom.
        Since A LOT of people are super excited about it, and I could see that so were you?

        I own Magic Flight Launch box with the power adapter, but now I’m out looking for good vape pen as next step.
        The V2 Pro seems to have big shortcoming, very small chamber.
        It could be nice if you can add to your “best of…” categories, an other option, like second best.
        Your opinion is important to me, and it is a big part of my decision, but not always fit to my needs. So, a second best can sometimes solve the problem.

        I think your reviews are excellent!

        After looking around all over youtube and other internet reviews I really, honestly, think that you do the most job.
        I feel like you take the stuff super seriously and thoroughly.

        • Sal
          December 14, 2014 at 5:29 pm

          *most = best :)

        • Bud
          December 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm

          Thanks Sal!

          I’ll definitely consider adding alternative options to the best of list. I think the Phantom is pretty good and if the newer model has a lower temperature option it probably works well, the original one I have only has one heat setting and it’s very high.

          I like the Phantom and this V2 Pro just about equally, but the V2 is better for smaller amounts (~0.1g) and the Phantom is better with ~0.25g, so you can get bigger draws out of it.

          • vinay
            July 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm

            Hello I was wondering if I should get this or the original davinci vape for 100 dollars or is their anything better then those two for that price range?

          • Luke
            November 9, 2015 at 12:40 am

            I was going to ask about the phantoms as well. Nice to see you already answered. If you regard it so highly, have you considered doing a full review on it?

      • Boricua
        June 11, 2015 at 3:27 pm

        Hi Bud!
        Couldn’t find where to leave a comment. I just purchased one based on your review. I use it for dry herb. It’s my first vaping experience. When you talk about draws, is it slow gentle draws or like if you were sucking on a straw. I feel like it has a lot of resistance.Im considering the crafty but I don’t need long sessions. [some text redacted] Any suggestions?
        Thank you,

        • Kat
          June 21, 2015 at 9:35 pm

          Ground medicine fine..
          make sure it’s dry…
          I have one also and it works like a charm…
          draws are slow like you said…
          the metal piece comes out of mouth piece clean that also on both sides… I have used a pin to poke out lodged particles… dab some alcohol on it and it should be good…
          It takes some getting use too.

    • Anonymous
      July 2, 2015 at 12:19 pm


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