Yocan Evolve Plus Review – 2020 updated!
The Yocan Evolve Plus is an affordably priced wax pen that is easy to use, has a strong battery life, and a storage container built into the device itself. This unit is very simple to understand and use, and might be a good starter wax pen for a newbie looking to enter the world of vaping concentrates. Is it the right wax pen for you? Keep reading our Yocan Evolve Plus review and decide for yourself.
The Yocan Evolve Plus is a few years old a this point – how does it compare to modern units and does it still hold its own in 2020?
Check out our Best Wax Pens of 2020 list if you’re looking to pick up your first portable dab pen.
- Built-In Container for Wax
- Strong Battery Life
- Easy to Use
- Well-Made and Durable
- Unique Cap for the Atomizer
Yocan Evolve Plus – How to Load and Use:
Using this device is about as easy as they come. To load the Yocan Evolve Plus, just unscrew the mouthpiece and the coil cap to get to the chamber. You’ll want to load your wax right onto the coils for the best smoothness and vapor quality, but be sure to keep the metal tool away from the coils, or the tool could harmfully impact them. Add your favorite wax to the chamber, and reassemble.
Turning on the device takes five clicks of the button, which is common for wax pens nowadays. The light surrounding the power button will turn on when it is ready to go. To take a rip, just hold the button down and inhale.
In 2020, nothing has really changed and wax pens have stayed the same in terms of their basic function and how-to.
There is only one set temperature on the Yocan Evolve Plus, which is a bit of a disappointment – even for its affordable price. The Yocan brand tends to release pens for oils and waxes that don’t have any temperature flexibility. They seem to be targeting the novice vape user or one that only vapes concentrates every once in a while.
You can vary the intensity and size of your hits by holding the power button and releasing it a few times to get closer to the type of hit you want, rather than just holding it down and taking a rip. This will prevent the coils from getting too hot if you’d like to take a bit of a smaller vape hit.
The atomizer cap on the Yocan Evolve Plus also helps to vary the intensity of your wax rips by acting kind of like a carb cap that you’d find on a typical dab rig.
In our eyes this is the biggest drawback of the Yocan Evolve Plus compared to something like the Utillian 5 which offers multiple temperature settings in a similar form factor.
Evolve Vapor Quality:
There was a time in the wonderful world of vaporizers that a dual quartz atomizer was brand new and exciting. This is no longer the case. With that in mind, the vapor quality on the Yocan Evolve Plus is just average. It’s not bad, but it’s not great, either.
As we mentioned above, you can vary the temperature and size of your hits a little bit by using the atomizer cap and pressing the button for a few seconds, then releasing it – rather than just holding it down. Newbies will probably be fine with the Evolve vapor, but experienced vape users might be disappointed.
This sentiment remains true in 2020 and we much prefer having voltage control on a unit, something that even the tiny Utillian 2 accomplishes.
Yocan Evolve Plus Battery:
The Yocan Evolve Plus battery is one area where this device really shines. An 1100mAh battery is something you normally don’t find on most wax pens, as they usually have 650mAh batteries. Most users can go for a few days worth of sessions without having to charge. With the USB charger, you can charge the device pretty much anywhere you go, which is convenient.
Aesthetics and Manufacturing Quality:
This unit is made from pure metal and comes in silver, black, red, blue or orange. The Yocan Evolve Plus coils are double and made of quartz, which is becoming a standard for wax pens. The cap that fits over the atomizer is a nice touch, and not something you’ll find on most devices. The standard 510-thread connection works well for attaching the components easily. Even though we like the shape and the various colors of the KandyPens Rubi, we do think the Yocan Evolve Plus looks a bit more attractive.
Portability and Discreetness:
The device is quite portable and fits easily into your pocket and hand, despite it being larger than your average wax pen. However, the discreetness might be an issue due to it looking more like a wax marker than a pen, which could draw some unwanted attention. Just like other wax pens, odor really isn’t much of an issue, which helps add to the discreetness.
What Comes With the Yocan Evolve Plus?
In addition to the Yocan Evolve Plus Wax Vaporizer itself, you get a USB charging cable, two dual coil quartz atomizers, and a tool for dabbing.
Yocan Evolve Plus Cleaning:
When it comes to Yocan Evolve Plus cleaning, it is easy to keep the mouthpiece free from bacteria with a Q-Tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol. You can keep your atomizer and coils clean as well by taking a Q-Tip to the atomizer and swirling it around gently to remove build-up. You will need to be very careful while doing so though, because the coils can be damaged easily.
Summary and Comparison:
The Yocan Evolve Plus is an affordable vape that is a great choice for occasional vape users and novices that are looking for a wax pen that will last long and deliver decent vapor quality. The storage container for wax on the unit itself is a nice touch that does set the unit apart from some other devices at its price point.
However, experienced vape users will probably want some kind of temperature flexibility and a bit higher vapor quality with their concentrate vapes. In this case, we recommend checking out the Utillian 5 or the KandyPens Prism Plus.
The Evolve Plus is still a solid unit, don’t get me wrong, however it’s beaten out handily by other units in 2020 like the aforementioned Utillian 5. Its one redeeming factor is the availability of replacement coils alongside that super convenient wax compartment!
Beginners will absolutely be well served by this unit still and we’d still highly recommend it. Experienced users and dab fanatics would enjoy something a bit nicer however.
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