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G Pen Elite Review

G Pen Elite

G Pen has long been a leader in the design of portable vaporizer and vaporizer pen products, but their previous dry herb vaporizer models have left something to be desired. The original herbal vaporizer units from G Pen, are known to burn herbs, and the larger portable vaporizer, the G Pro, lacks many of the features found in other portables. The manufacturer of G Pen, Grenco Science, has heard this feedback loud and clear and introduced a new vaporizer for dry herbs to solve these problems. It's called the G Pen Elite, and you can read on to learn more about it.


  • Economical
  • Very simple to use
  • Very good vapor quality
  • Ergonomic design makes it easy to grip
  • Flexible temperature settings with LCD display


  • More expensive vapes do provide better quality vapor
  • Larger than a few other portable models

Make sure to scroll down to see our compartment of the G Pen Elite vs Pax 3, or click here to go there.

G Pen Elite Reviewed
Rating: 9.2/10 by

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Breakdown of the GPen Elite

G-Pen Elite
Price $150
Materials Type Dry Herb
Heating Style Conduction
Oven Material Ceramic
Vapor Path CeramicZirconia
Removable Battery No
Battery Life (Usage time) 70 minutes
Charger Micro-USB
Charge time 2 Hours
Bluetooth / APP No
Heat-up Time 30 Seconds
Easy to Load? Moderately
Draw Resistance Average
Vapor Production Good
Vapor Smoothness Below average
Flavor / Taste Great
Odor Level Low
Precise Temp Adjust / Temp Range Using LED Screen
Vape While Charging Yes
Warranty 1 Year Warranty

In-Deth of G Pen Elite Vape

Grenco Science Elite Vaporizer

- Price - The G Pen Elite sells for only $170, making it much less expensive than other portables like the Firefly and the Pax 2.

- Vapor Quality - Compared to herbal models that are similarly priced, the G Pen Elite may be the great dry herb vaporizer in terms of vapor quality. The unit can give you large clouds of above average tasting vapor. Still, the vapor quality is not as good as what you'll get from some of the higher end vaporizer options.

- Guarantee - The G Pen Elite only has a 1-year warranty. That's about average for a vaporizer of its price, but the models that it claims to compete with typically have longer warranties.

- Portability - The G Pen Elite is small enough to take with you on the go, but it's by no means the smallest on the market. It is more conspicuous than a vaporizer pen, and it is larger than some other portable units.

- Prep Time - With the G Pen Elite, heat up is rather quick, but you will need to take the time to finely grind your herbs to get good results.

G Pen Elite Vaporizer by Grenco Science

- Ease of Use - Ergonomically designed, the G Pen Elite fits comfortably in the hand and is simple to grip. The herbal vaporizer is also easy to operate, as it has just one button to control every aspect of the vape. Even a beginner can use it easily on the first try.

- Heating and Temperature Regulators - The G Pen Elite is the first G Pen that allows you to set the temperature to a precise level between 200 and 428 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes the vape more versatile, and gives you more control over the efficiency, cloud size, and smoothness of the vapor.

- Power Supply - You'll need to charge the G Pen Elite for 3 hours before you can use it. The battery life and recharge time for the included lithium ion battery are about average for a vaporizer pen for dry herbs.

For the price that you'll pay for the unit, the G Pen Elite is likely the best vaporizer for dry herbs that you can buy. This unit is great for beginners who want a good experience, but don't want to invest a lot in a first vaporizer, as well as for more experienced vaporists who want a more economical unit. While there are models out there that provide better quality vapor, you'll typically pay $75 to $100 more for them.

How to Use the GPen Elite:

  1. Be sure that you go online and register your GPen Elite before you do anything else. This will ensure that you are able to get the unit replaced using the warranty if you need to.
  2. Fully charge the device using the included USB charging cable. This will take a minimum of three hours.
  3. Grind up your material while you wait. Give it a fine grind so that the heat can move more evenly through it.
  4. Remove the mouthpiece once it is charged. Grip both sides tightly and lift one of the sides upwards.
  5. Fully load the chamber with the material but do not pack it too tightly.
  6. Power on the device by pressing the button five times.
  7. Use the side buttons to choose the temperature you want.
  8. Vape and enjoy!

How to Clean the GPen Elite:

  1. Clean the heating chamber by using a Q-tip. Dip it into isopropyl alcohol. Wipe the inside of the chamber clean.
  2. After you have cleaned the chamber, turn it on the highest heat setting and let it run for a moment. This will ensure that there is no alcohol residue left behind.
  3. Clean the mouthpiece by removing the silicone cap and soaking only the plastic mouthpiece for half an hour. Rinse and then towel dry.
  4. Brush out the chamber after each use with the included the cleaning brush.

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Pax 3 vs. G-Pen Elite Breakdown

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Two of the most popular vapes on the market, the Pax 3 and the G-Pen Elite, are going neck to neck competing for the top spot! Both of these vapes are extremely powerful, portable, and have their own unique benefits that set them apart from the rest. For instance, The Pax 3 can handle both dry herbs and concentrates, where the G-Pen Elite can only work with dry herb material, but the Elite is much cheaper than the Pax 3! Here, we will take a look at what else makes them similar and what else makes them unique to help figure out which one might be best for you.

Pax 3 Overview

The Pax 3 is first and foremost compatible with both waxes and dry herbs. When purchased directly from the manufacturer, this vaporizer retails for around $275. The Pax 3 comes with two mouthpieces, including one that sits flush with the unit and looks super sleek. This vape includes three ovens for material, two of which are reserved for dry herbs, and one for concentrates. The dry herb ovens include one for a "full oven" pack, and the other for a "half oven."

Ultra discreet and portable, the Pax 3 utilizes convenient one-button operation that turns the unit on and off and allows you to cycle through its four temperature settings. If you'd like a little more precision regarding the temperature, you can use the free iOS or Android app that comes with the Pax 3. You may also put yourself in control of things like the LED brightness, locking the Pax 3, playing some built-in games, and performing firmware updates through the app. To determine the battery level, shake the device and look at the LED indicator.

Pax 3 Reviewed
Rating: 9.5/10 by

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Pax 3 Vaporizer wax concentrate jar next to heating chamber over atomizer

How Does the Elite Compare to the Pax 2?

Now that you know about these two vaporizers, you may be curious as to how the Elite holds up against the predecessor of the Pax 3--the Pax 2. In terms of size and portability, they are both rather discreet. The Elite is bigger than the Pax 2, as it measures 4.5 inches tall. They are both lightweight and easy to carry, making them both good choices for vaping on the go. It's worth mentioning that the Elite is more ergonomically designed with its curves and contours than the Pax 2.

For starters, the Elite has one of the largest chambers on the dry herb vaporizer market today. At a size of .75 grams, it surpasses the Pax 2, which only holds 0.35 grams. Accessing the chamber is a little different between the two, as the Pax 2 features a magnetic lid whereas the Elite requires you to pop off the top. The G-Pen elite features temperatures ranging between 200 to 428 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas the Pax 2 has a higher range of 370 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. The Elite also comes with a screen that displays the temperature reading, whereas the Pax 2 uses LED lighted indicators to inform you of the settings, so it isn't quite as clear and accurate as the Elite.

As for the battery, the Elite delivers around 4-6 sessions before the power goes out and takes around 2 hours to reach full charge again. The Pax 2 can handle 5-6 sessions of use and takes around 3 hours to charge, so they are both very close in that respect. Armed with the knowledge you have now, you can read full, detailed Pax 2 Review, and Pax 3 Review, as mentioned in this article to decide which one is going to be the right one for you! All of them can be found here at VaporPlants, so check them out today.

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