KandyPens Slim Review
The KandyPens Slim is pen-style vaporizer for use with oil concentrates and e-liquids. The device is highly affordable and using it doesn’t get any easier. It is a great unit for a newbie or for someone who wants a back up vape. Is this device right for you? Keep reading our KandyPens Slim review, and you can decide for yourself.
- Lightweight and Compact
- Refillable Tanks
- Simple to Use
- Great Starter Vape Pen
- Highly Affordable
- Lifetime Warranty
How it Works and Ease of Use:
Using the KandyPens Slim literally doesn’t get any easier. This device is draw activated, meaning there are no buttons to press at all. The device heats up as you inhale. The Slim comes with standard 510 threading, so you can vape with attachments like prefilled e-juice and oil cartridges. With empty cartridge, you can fill your own oil concentrates or e-liquid, and it’s convenient to be able to swap out carts whenever you need to do so.
To fill the KandyPens Slim cartridge, just unscrew the mouthpiece and the top plug, exposing the filling area. Use your oil dropper to load up the cart, and reconnect all the components. Be sure to never attempt to fill up a cartridge if it’s still attached to the battery. If you spill any down the side, the battery could be seriously damaged.
As you might have already guessed, there are no temperature options on the KandyPens Slim, because there is only one temperature. Obviously, since there are no temperature settings, there’s no “sweet spot” to recommend. Since the KandyPens Slim is draw-sensitive, you just take as big or as small of a rip as you’d like.
Heating System and Chamber Size:
The kandypens Slim Oil Vape uses conduction heating, which is common for draw activated vape pens. The heating chamber is basically the oil carts, which are mostly plastic and glass. The fillable cart(s) that come with the Slim have a capacity of 0.5ml.
The Slim features above average flavor for pens of its kind. The unit surprisingly delivers smooth hits until you reach the end of a session. The larger than average cloud production is a bit of surprise as well, as the size of your rips depend on how long you draw.
The Slim is not designed to dab wax, so don’t try to use it for that. You’ll end up with one ruined cartridge at the least. Additionally, if you want to vape with e-liquids, we recommend looking elsewhere as well. There are a lot of devices that are specifically designed for e-liquids and will give you better results. The Slim works best when vaping thinner oil concentrates.
KandyPens Slim Battery:
The KandyPens Slim battery is 180mAh. The battery on this unit is below average and weak compared to other portable vaporizers. However, it’s about standard when it comes to draw-activated devices. Depending on the size of vape hits you take, you’ll usually get 30 to 45 minutes of continuous usage from one charge. It charges up fully in about an hour or so, which is a decent feature.
Aesthetics and Manufacturing Quality:
The components that make up the Slim are about what you’d expect to get at this price point. The build quality of the device isn’t bad, but it’s nothing special, either. What you see is what you get with the Slim. However, all the average components work efficiently together, and the mouthpiece and refillable tanks are designed well.
The atomizers on the Slim are on the weaker side, and will need to be replaced every few months or so, depending on how often you vape. Additionally, the cartridges need to be replaced every few weeks, but those are inexpensive. If you’re looking for a vape pen that’s a bit sexier looking, consider checking out the Dr. Dabber Light.
Portability and Discreetness:
The KandyPens slim weighs less than a quarter pound, and is 1.5 inches tall x 1.5 inches wide. It’s the size of your standard pen, and there isn’t too much odor from oil rips, as long as you’re not blowing huge ones. The Slim easily slips into your bag or pocket, but be sure that there aren’t any bigger items in there that could bump up against the little guy!
What Comes With the KandyPens Slim?
The accessories on the KandyPens Slim are expectedly minimal. They include a USB Charger and two empty applicator bottles. The Slim also comes with a lifetime warranty. From what we’ve seen, the KandyPens brand seems to stand by their warranties. We haven’t seen too many people complaining about the customer service from KandyPens.
How to Clean:
The Slim doesn’t require much maintenance or cleaning at all, since the bulk of the unit is the battery. You might take a dab tool to the refillable carts every once in a while if there’s any material that collects in a corner. You might also consider taking an alcohol-soaked cotton swab to the mouthpiece.
Summary and Comparison:
With the quick rise in popularity of vape pens and vaping in general over the past few years, you can now find portable vapes for sale in gas stations even down in the U.S. The question for newbies is: should I pay $10 for a device that was made in China? Or, should I pay a little more for the KandyPens Slim, which also includes a lifetime warranty and fillable carts? We recommend option B.
Again, if you’re looking to vape waxy concentrates, don’t try doing so with the Slim. The Utillian 5 is a much better option for those who want to vape thicker oils or dense waxes.
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