Best Vape Pens for Vape Cartridges

How to Pick the Best Vape for an Oil Cartridge

August 12, 2020 0 Comments

Hand Holding SteamCloud Box Mod Vape with Oil Cartridge

When it comes to being discreet, the best option is a vape pen with an oil cartridge. No bowl, bubbler, or bong can compare. Vaporizers were first created to get the most out of dry herbs without the negative byproducts of combustion. At first, they were large tabletop devices that needed to be plugged into a standard outlet, like a Volcano. These large versions were powerful and revolutionized smoking herbs. However, these large models were bulky, only good for at-home use, and were a bit of a pain to transport. Since then, vaporizers have gotten smaller, better, and more powerful than ever! These days, most people use personal vape pens for oil, wax, dry herbs, or e-juice. 

Vaporizers and vape pens are seen as a more efficient, effective, and healthier option when it comes to enjoying oil, wax, or dry herbs. Not only are vape pens better for you, but they are also extremely portable. Take them anywhere and you can use them at just about any time, even indoors. 

There are many different types of vape pens and cartridges. It helps to know what substance you'll be using the vape for before purchasing one. Some vape pens, such as the SteamCloud Mini 2.0, feature multiple chambers and cartridges while others are specialized for only one kind of material (e.g SteamCloud Stylus). The kind of vape pen that is best for you completely depends on you! Factors like size, power, design, and budget all matter.

Oil vape pens are some of the most potent on the market, depending on the quality of oil you purchase. There are two major types of oil cartridges, preloaded and refillable. Preloaded oil cartridges are very easy to use but they typically get thrown out after going through the whole cartridge. Refillable oil cartridges can be used over and over and offer the most bang for your buck. Keep reading to get a better understanding of oil cartridges and how to pick the best vape for it.

Oil Cartridge Threading and Size

Oil cartridges are attached to the top of a vape pen by using threads, like a screw. You just fill the cartridge and screw it on. When it's empty, unscrew, refill and reattach. You should be aware that these threads come in different sizes. You don't want to purchase a vape pen and oil cartridge that aren't compatible! 

Most cartridges are a standard 510 thread. Some oil cartridges utilize skinny threads for very slim, vape pen batteries. On the bigger end are vape tanks that are usually compatible with box mod vapes. Box mods are generally for e-juice but some are specially designed for oil or wax. The SteamCloud Box Mod was designed for Oil, wax, and dry herbs. 

Oil Cartridge Resistance and Overall Power Limit

Another variable you need to consider but might be a little confused about is resistance. You may have seen this feature listed on the box and had no clue what it meant. Resistance is an electrical property that affects the power level and flow of a device. It is measured in ohms.

Oil vape pens are all a little different. Some have low resistance while others have high resistance. The lower the resistance the more electrical current can flow. Lower resistance in a vape pen equals a greater heat output, more vapor production, and heightened flavor intensity. It also means that the vapor produced will be a higher temperature. The converse is true for higher resistance levels.

You don't want to pick an oil vape pen that's too high of resistance; you won't have enough power to create adequate vapor. At the same time, you don't want a vape pen with too low of resistance; it'll run too hot and burn the oil that you're trying to vape. Box mods are really powerful with low resistance. Beginners might want to avoid them at first and choose something more simple. 

Concentrates such as wax and oils typically vaporize at a lower temperature than e-juices. As such, oils and concentrates don’t require as much power. If these are your preferred substance, you can work with a vape that has a higher resistance and lower power output. For e juice, stick to the higher resistance, bigger and more powerful models to turn that liquid into thick vapor clouds.

Vape Oil or E Juice

When it comes to vape liquids, they are not all created equal. Oils and e-juices have different viscosity and densities. These differences in thickness affect what temperatures are needed to create vapor. E-Juice tends to be thinner and act more like a liquid. They require a lower temperature and power to achieve a vapor state. Oil can get pretty thick, some acting more like a syrup than a liquid. You'll need more heat and power to vape this substance if its really thick. Keep the material in mind that you'll be consuming when you are picking a vape pen. You'll want one with enough power and heat to do the job.

How To Choose An Oil Vape Pen

After you've decided what you'll be consuming with your vape pen for and which oil cartridge works best for you, it's time for the fun part - picking out a new vape pen! You'll have lots of great options when it comes to prices, devices and where to buy.

Take style and form into consideration, as well as the functions of your device. You might prefer the simplicity of a single voltage skinny pen, the range of a mid-power pen, or the complete customizability of a complex box mod. If you’re a novice smoker, start simple and upgrade as you learn what you are doing and what your true needs are. We’ve outlined a few major categories below to get you started on your hunt for the perfect vape pen and cartridge. 

Variable Voltage Oil Vape Pens

These vaporizers allow you to fine-tune your vaping session. Variable voltage means you can adjust the power output of your device. In turn, allowing you to change the temperature up or down. These models are great for experienced tokers looking to bring out the best flavors of their oil or herb. They range in size from small to on the larger end. For example, the SteamCloud EVOD is a larger sized variable voltage battery and the SteamCloud Mini 2.0 is a small-sized variable voltage vape battery. Variable voltage vapes tend to be more expensive than a minimalist vape, such as the SteamCloud Stylus, but the features make the extra cost worth it.

Box Mod Vapes

Box mods are the OG variable voltage vape. They are for serious smokers that want the most power. They work great for e-juices and other liquids. However, they can easily burn out skinny cartridges if you aren’t careful with the settings. They are the biggest models on the market but are getting slimmer every day. The SteamCloud Box Mod for example, is super small but has loads of power. 

Box Mods in general can be costly, especially one with all the bells and whistles. Take care of your box mod to get the most for your money with general upkeep and cleaning. 

    Cartridge Vapes

    These vapes are fast, efficient, and perfect for traveling. Cartridge vapes work exclusively with skinny 510 oil cartridges. You can get pre-filled cartridges or buy refillable ones and add your own oils. Some are simple with minimal features while top of the line models feature variable voltage, digital readouts and more. Cartridge vape pens are fairly inexpensive, unless you opt for an advanced model. The cost comes with purchasing new cartridges if you are choosing pre-filled. You get the most for your money when you use refillable cartridges. One of the best cartridge vapes is the SteamCloud Mini 2.0. It's super small, discreet and magnetically connects to any skinny vape cartridge.

    Pod Vapes

    Pod Vapes are similar to cartridge vapes in the fact that they use an exchangeable top system as well, generally prefilled. However, these use smaller chambers called pods. Pod vapes are generally branded, each brand with its own unique style, like Juul. Pod vapes are designed to be compact and completely portable. They are also easy to use. The pod “flavors” come in limited varieties, but the quality is consistent. These are minimalist devices that are great for beginners and folks on the go.

    Making the Final Decision

    Now that you’ve got a decent understanding of vape pens and oil cartridges, it is time to think about what is going to be best for you. Are you wanting something small and discreet, or would you prefer something powerful that will create monster clouds? Are you looking for something simple and easy to understand, or do you want to completely customize your session to achieve puffs of perfection? Are you seeking a vape that is affordable and reliable, or do you want to upgrade to a device that has all the fancy features? There are no wrong answers, it is totally up to you.

    Some factors to keep in mind are battery life, charging requirements, and materials. Some vapes are excellent for creating thick flavorful clouds but will need to be charged every couple of days. Other models are more conservative and can hold a charge for a week or more. Features are another factor to think about. Keep in mind that the fancier the vape the greater the cost. As a general rule, you get what you pay for. Choose high-quality products and stick to brands that have a good reputation. If you choose a quality vape pen and keep up on maintenance and cleaning, the device will last you for a long time to come.

    You’ve got plenty of options when it comes to stores that sell vape pens; you can find them in the same stores that sell kratom. There are always head shops and newer specialty vape stores you can visit in person. There’s also a ton of online vape shops, where you can find SteamCloud Vape devices. These vape pens are easy to use and extremely portable. Plus, they are made with durable materials and long-lasting batteries.

    If you want a high caliber device without the price tag, consider the SteamCloud EVOD vape pen. It is easy to use and can vape dry herbs, oils, and wax. For a more potent punch check out the SteamCloud box mod. For the true minimalist, look no further than the SteamCloud Stylus. No matter what your needs are, SteamCloud Vapes has you covered!

    Written By: Katy S.

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