- Four Temperature Settings
- Quartz and Ceramic Atomizers
- 510 Threaded
- Leak Proof Technology
- Elegant Design
- Air Carb
Why should you buy this: Consistent performance and a recent price cut keeps last year’s top pick at the top.
Who’s it for: Concentrate connoisseurs looking for discreteness and power
How much will it cost: $60+
How much is a replacement catridge: 10$
Why we picked the Kandypens Elite:
When the Elite debuted in 2017, it was one of KandyPen’s top-of-the-line pens. It also came with an equally top-of-the-line price at $140, though. Recently, that’s changed: Kandypens cut the price by 40 percent, and at the current price, the Elite is just too good to pass up.
The Elite ships with two different coils, one ceramic-lined with a ceramic plate heater at the bottom, and the other one quartz-lined with dual quartz rods. Vapor production is superb, especially with the quartz atomizer, and four different heat settings make very efficient use of concentrate and wax. Whereas we experienced harsh hits with many of the pens we tried, the Elite (and the ceramic coil especially) was smooth as butter.
We were also very pleased with battery life, which was above average when compared to other concentrate pens. The four-level heating options allowed us to dial in our experience to find the sweet spot, which can differ based on the concentrate type and even the experience you’re after.
To date, we haven’t found another traditional pen this year that offers similar performance, so the Elite remains at the top of our list in 2018. The Elite is likely to sell out soon and be replaced by a new top-end device at a much higher price point, so don’t wait too long.