For every vibe, there’s a vape.
What’s not to like about vape pens? They’re easy to use, discreet to consume, and the high kicks in fully within 10 to 15 minutes. In theory, they’re the cannabis product category to end all categories, but in actuality, there are a lot of inferior brands out there capitalizing on a trend good brands took the time and energy to earn. To separate the stars from the freeloaders, we had our committee of expert raters test hundreds of all-in-one vape pens, PAX Era pods, and 510-thread cartridges. In the process, they discovered not only the knockout products but what situations they’re best suited for. Looking to sleep better, power through a hike, or spice up your Saturday? Look no further.
Good For: Replacing Booze
This all-in-one pen has a 10:1 ratio of THC to CBD, giving it a mild body buzz and a head high that’s as calming as it is exciting. That may sound like a contradiction until you take this pen to dinner or a trivia night and realize its full potential. The vapor has a creamy, citrusy flavor that makes the intake not only effortless but discreet as well. Raters report this sleek, all-in-one vape could just as easily enhance a day spent lounging by the pool or a night out with friends. Whichever route you go, you’re sure to feel uplifted and carefree.
Good For: Date Night
Raters love this pod because it has an energetic high without the standard side of jitters and a virgin margarita flavor that belies its 83.59% THC content. A few puffs are likely to leave you stoked on life while still feeling clear-headed. The body high’s floaty yet balanced buzz will sustain those good vibes and may just leave you feeling aroused as it winds down. Bring this pod (and its accompanying PAX Era battery) on your next date for a little extra ambiance.
Good For: Partying the Night Away
When it comes to Sherbinskis’ products, everyone here at Proper has their personal favorite, but this 510-thread cartridge comes out on top for a few reasons. Between the vapor’s pungent orange flavor and the buzzy, full-body euphoria it delivers, this is the vape we recommend to flower diehards. You only need one or two hits to start feeling an intoxicating mood boost, making it perfect for sharing. Do your friends a favor and take it to the next party you attend.
Good For: Just About Anything
This is the kind of vape that’ll have you asking yourself, should I just be high all the time? I’ll leave that call to you, but if you’re looking for a vape that can transition seamlessly from day to night, this is it. I take a couple two-second pulls before work to get excited about spreadsheets and then puff away at a show to feel cradled by every sound. Other raters have used this Maui Wowie pod while dancing, doing housework, studying, making dinner, and socializing—all to great effect.
Good For: Crushing Mild Stress
Caliva is known for crafting clean, situation-specific highs and their Daybreak cartridge is no different. With a subtle, citrusy flavor and an adaptable high, this vape works in the background to smooth out the edges of your day without leaving you full-on stoned. This is an optimal daytime high in the sense it’ll have you calmly accepting a three-hour wait at the DMV, powering through a tedious workout, and enduring crowded grocery stores with ease. When the responsibilities of everyday life threaten to crush your soul, this pen has your back.