G Pen Dash Review
G Pen has once again demonstrated their commitment to innovation and production with their latest offering, the G Pen Dash.
The G Pen Dash is a compact one-button herbal vaporizer that holds up to .25grams of dry herbs. It's also stylish and features a sturdy exterior, making it stand out from the crowd. This portable dry herb vaporizer delivers tasty vapor that literally fits in the palm of your hand so it’s discreet. It also features an array of temperature settings for you to enjoy all your vaping material’s flavor profiles within a moment's notice.
High End Features For An Entry-Level Price
G Pen is known for creating elite dry herb vaporizers, and the company's latest creation, the Dash, is no different. At just under $80, it's a great value for those who are just starting to vape and don't want to break the bank on their first "legit" dry herb vape device. Seasoned vape users who want something to pack around and not worry about wear and tear will appreciate the G Pen Dash's construction and compact size.
The G Pen Dash is a no-frills dry herb vape that does the simple things well. We're going to dive into some of the features that make the Dash great and breakdown how small features of the Dash add up to create a fantastic dry herb vaping experience.
A Glass-Glazed Heating Chamber For Ultimate Vaporizer Flavors
Admittedly this is the first time we've seen "glass-glazed" as a feature on a dry herb vaporizer, but we have to say it caught our attention. The stainless steel chamber of the Dash has been "glass-glazed" to help keep your dry herb vapor's material intact during sessions. Vaporizer chambers that are 100% stainless steel can sometimes run the risk of combusting your material, the G Pen process of glass-glazing theirs helps the steel stay cool (or as cool as possible) during the vaporization process.
To help aid in flavor production G Pen gave the Dash vaporizer a variable voltage battery with options of:
- 375 (blue LED)
- 401 (green LED)
- 428 degrees (red LED)
Users who want to taste the full flavor profile of their material will enjoy the 375 degree option, while those who might want some more "oomph" will opt for the 428 choice. The middle-ground of 401 does do more for the flavor than the vapor production, so it seems geared more towards those that don't want thick vapor.
Rounding out the flavor-help for the G Pen Dash is the integrated air path, which is housed inside the magnetic mouthpiece. The honeycomb style of holes in the air path do a great job at lowering draw resistance while still letting you feel all of your vapor as it passes your lips.
Minimalistic Design for Ease of Use All Around
G Pen is known for producing straightforward devices that don't confuse users upon their initial session, and the Dash continues that tradition.
The above-mentioned variable voltage battery is 900mAh rated, meaning you'll get a full day of vaping out of the Dash, making it great for outdoors-y dry herb vape users that don't want to be worried about losing a charge during adventures. Should your G Pen Dash run out of battery but you still want to enjoy vaping, the pass-through charging allows for use while the Dash gets powered up again.
The Dash LED will also alert you by flashing three times when the battery life is between 80% and 100%. It'll blink two times when it's at 60 to 66%, and once when the battery life is between 30 to 33%.
How to Load the G Pen Dash Herbal Vaporizer
Loading the G Pen Dash is made easy by way of a magnetic mouthpiece and a wider-than-usual chamber loading area. Having dealt with some vaporizers in the past that have a narrow loading chamber, this tweak by G Pen is HUGE for overall enjoyment of sessions. Not having to worry about spilling dry herbs gives you peace of mind during sessions.
For the best vaping experience, start by:
- Finely grinding your preferred dried blends
- Remove the mouthpiece and load your dry herbs
- Reattach the mouthpiece
- Tap the button five times to activate heating
- Tap the button three times to select your preferred temperature
Once the Dash reaches your desired temperature it'll vibrate to signal that it's done and ready to be used. And if you're in a group, activate "session mode" for elongated draws among friends and an automatic shutoff feature.
Final Thoughts On The G Pen Dash
It is REALLY hard to find anything we don't like about the G Pen Dash. The size of the Dash dry herb vaporizer feels great in-hand, not too small not too bulky, and the alloy outside helps it withstand any regular drops or tumbles. You're made aware that your temperature has been met via haptic (vibrational) feedback, which helps the Dash's overall "use it while doing whatever you want" vibe.
This is a perfect vape for those just starting out in dry herb vaporization as it is easy to use, won't break your budget, and vaporizes dry herb at the same level as a similar device that could cost twice as much.