G Pen Elite Vaporizer- test and analysis
After thoroughly testing the G Pen Elite portable vaporizer we are truly impressed with the design, quality, portability and features of this vaporizer in relation to its price. One of the first things that caught our attention was the incorporation of the LED screen that is very easy to read and with which we can regulate the temperature to our liking within the wide range that has between 93 and 220 ºC. Another of the characteristics that impressed us was the warm-up time, it takes between 20 and 30 seconds to reach 205 ºC (400 ºF).
G Pen Elite Key Features
Size and weight
11.43 x 3.81 x 2.54 cm. It weighs only 88 grams.
Ergonomic design and pleasant to the touch.
It can be regulated in the complete spectrum of temperatures between 90-220ºC.
It lasts approximately between 4 and 6 sessions.
0.4 0.5 grams, depending on how we grind the herbs.
Available only in Black
G Pen Elite size, portability and finishes
The G pen Elite weighs approximately 88 grams, which together with its small size makes it a very easy vaporizer to take anywhere Its dimensions are: 11.43 cm high, 3.81 cm wide and 2.54 cm thick. The shape is similar to that of a cylinder, but deformed to make it more ergonomic.
These features make it one of the most portable marijuana vaporizers on the market putting it on par with the PAX 2 and PAX 3 This together with its short heating time makes it the ideal vaporizer for short sessions anywhere, since it not only heats up quickly but it also cools down quickly, a quality that helps to better preserve the herbs inside Even so, it is recommended to give the vaporizer a couple more puffs when turning it off to help cool it and cool the essences. One of the drawbacks that we find in terms of discretion is that it is not so discreet hiding the smell of the herbs that are inside the stove therefore it is recommended to store it with the stove empty.
Accessories included in the box Unboxing
The G Pen Elite marijuana vaporizer is designed in such a way that it fits perfectly in any hand and makes it pleasant to carry and use, the LED screen is easy to read and is also extremely light.
The G Pen Elite box includes:
A G Grinder
A Tool for your maintenance
A brush to clean it
A USB cable for charging.
Heating, setting of temperatures and steam quality
The G Pen Elite uses a 360 ceramic heater that is able to heat the entire camera very quickly and evenly. The manufacturer, Grenco Science assures that the G Pen Elite is a convection vaporizer but in reality the way to heat the herbs is mainly through conduction, with very little presence of convection. The chamber where the herbs are placed, the stove, is heated evenly everywhere, causing all the grass to heat up in contact with the walls, which is why it produces more steam by conduction than by convection. This is not a negative thing, because it does not allow us to achieve a quality of vapor as high as that we achieved with the Firefly 2 for example, however the quality of the steam generated with the G Pen Elite vaporizer seems adequate considering its price. compared to the competition
The temperature of the G Pen can be chosen to our liking within the wide range it has, between 93ºC and 220ºC in a simple way using its two buttons. The body of the vaporizer and the nozzle tend to heat up because the steam ducts are very short, so it is recommended to start with intermediate temperatures and increase them at the end of the session, thus avoiding excessive heating. The increased body temperature of the vaporizer is one of the G Pen Elite’s biggest flaws.
The other main defect that we find is before each session we must take a couple of puffs without swallowing the steam so that the first taste of plastic goes away a bit. This is quite annoying, and it’s something that slightly higher quality vaporizers like the PAX 2, Firefly 2, Crafty Mighty don’t have.
Stove size, method of use and filling techniques
The G Pen Elite stove is quite large considering its small size and weight. You can enter between 0.4 and 0.5 grams of herbs with a fine grinding level, to obtain the best quality. An advantage of this portable vaporizer is that it is not necessary to fill the stove completely every time we want to use it, since it maintains the quality of the steam produced.
If we do not know which grinder is suitable to achieve a fine grinding level, we recommend that, after this review, you read our marijuana grinder guides there you will find all the necessary information to choose one.
The way to use this vaporizer is simple but from our point of view every time we want to use it we have to press the power button too many times, to turn it on we have to press it 5 times and another 5 to turn it off. Once the vaporizer is turned on, it will show the temperature with which we turned it off the last time we used the vaporizer. By default, when you turn it on, the vaporizer does not start to heat up, for this we have to press the power button again for two seconds. To choose the temperature we use the two buttons on the right of the screen. To save battery, the G Pen Elite, turns off after 40 seconds of turning it on if we have not heated it.
Cleaning and maintenance of the G Pen Elite
The cleaning of the G Pen Elite is quite simple being the mouthpiece which requires more time and attention which must be paid as easily obstructs being in constant contact with herbs. To clean it, we must disassemble the nozzle, pass a small brush inside the stove to reduce the remains of dry herbs that remain stuck to the lower end of it, we must remove the rubber cover from the nozzle and put it in a glass with alcohol to remove all the remains. It must be said that the brand “Grenco Science” is not well known for the quality of its products, however, the G Pen Elite has impressed us. They have finally created a portable vaporizer that I like and would recommend.
This marijuana vaporizer has a one-year manufacturing guarantee which is less than the average of other products on the market, but after using it, we do not see indications that make us think that it is going to have any premature failure that stops it from working properly.
Battery, Charge and Duration in the G Pen Elite Vaporizer
The battery of the G Pen Elite portable vaporizer is one of its strengths, it has a high-quality lithium-ion battery that has impressed us pleasantly, it has a autonomy of between 4 and 6 sessions with the stove completely full, depending of the temperature at which we use it.
Like most vaporizers on the market, the battery is recharged using a USB cable which is included in the box, and takes 2-3 hours to fully charge when the battery is fully discharged.
The G Pen Elite is very competitively priced compared to other products on the market. Apart from the price, the advantages it has are:
Wide temperature range and its LED display.
Size and weight.
Warm up time.