While Dictionary.com defines a vape pen as “an e-cigarette” or “similar device,” our definition is a bit different. An electronic cigarette, to us, is a type of vape pen, but what a vape pen really is is a vaporizer with a shape reminiscent of a pen — long, cylindrical. While modern e-cigs are designed to vaporize liquid blends, vaporizers in general are merely devices designed to heat up whatever you put in them, which could be liquid, solid, or anything in between. Today, vape pens come in many different shapes and sizes. Some designed to vaporize liquids, others designed to vaporize dried blends. And even still, there are those that are designed to vaporize oils and other waxy materials. Of course, some pen vapes can vape all of the above – these are known as 3-in-1 vaporizers.

For those looking for an example of a pen vaporizer, here’s a short list, in no particular order, of just some of the pens currently on the market:

  • Dr. Dabber Ghost
  • Arizer Air
  • G-Pen Vaporizer
  • V2Pro Series 3
  • JUUL E-Liquid
  • Dr. Dabber Aurora
  • KandyPens SkyCloud
  • Stok OG Four 2.0
  • Pax 3 Vaporizer
  • KandyPens Galaxy
  • Wulf Vape LX
  • Dr. Dabber Boost
  • Magneto By Yocan
  • Sutra Vaporizer

While some of the vaporizers on this list look more like pens than others, making them somewhat more befitting of the title of pen vaporizer, all of these vapes share at least one thing in common: they’re all portable vaporizers. The keyword there being “portable.” If we were to offer up criteria for what constitutes a vape pen, it would be as follows:

  1. Vaporizer
  2. Portable
  3. Pen-shaped

Nothing more. That’s it. Just three points. If it matches those three points, it’s a pen vape.

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