I recently had the incredible experience of traveling to a state with cannabis legalization for a business trip. That meant that I was not responsible for my son, and that I got to take advantage of the ready availability of cannabis in retail dispensaries.
That trip just happened to overlap with an offer from a New York-based company to review a vape pen designed right in Brooklyn. Vape pens are becoming incredibly popular, especially for people who use cannabis concentrates. Of course, that means the market is flooded with mediocre devices that don’t do what consumers want them to. I found that the Saber Vape Pen was not one of these disappointments, but rather a very handy little tool.
There are many benefits to upgrading to a self-contained unit for cannabis or cannabis concentrate vaporization. There’s the health benefit of avoiding combustion. There’s the discretion, because this device can easily be hidden on your person or in your home with little effort. For me, the biggest benefit is probably the lack of a blowtorch. Open flame and concentrated heat sources are incredibly dangerous for people who have children or pets in the home. I worry all the time about dab rigs and the potential for burns, even though I don’t own one.
Upon receiving the Saber Vape Pen, I was quite impressed with both of the packaging and the accessories included with it. In addition to the actual pen, you receive an extra chamber with a coil, a dab tool, an instruction booklet, and a USB adapted plug. You have to provide the actual connection to the wall socket, but it will work with just about any phone charger you’ve ever had.
It did not take very long for the device to charge the first time. It was ready to go in roughly an hour. Subsequent charging have taken longer, but only a few hours at most. The do advise that consumers not to leave it plugged in over night or risk damaging the battery.
Assembling the Saber Vape Pen, I was impressed by the fact that it uses magnetic connections instead of screw-on chambers. The only other vape pen I have ever used required formidable levels of manual strength to open. Once a little bit of wax gets over those threads, it’s like glue holding it closed. Opening it again proves very difficult.
For those who have arthritis or other conditions that affect their strength and dexterity, those sorts of pens may be prohibitive to use. That is not the case with the Saber Vape Pen. It easily clicks open and closed, but the magnetic seal is strong enough that it does not leak vapor when in use.
The only issue I experienced with the Saber Vape Pen is that the preheat settings did not seem to be quite high enough. I don’t know if it was the particular distillate that I was dabbing or if it is just a function of the compact nature of the device. In any case, I found that the preheat settings didn’t do much for me.
I was better off simply pressing the button to heat the coils. On that note, I also found that the highest heat setting was the best option for me. Changing settings and activating the auto-heat cycle were all very simple. The pen quickly heated the distillate and produced plenty of vapor. A few rips was all it took for me to relax after a long day of traveling across the country.
I used the Saber Vape Pen almost exclusively for over a week. I found that the battery lasted for several days after a full charge, even with multiple uses during the day, but I did recharge it a little after most uses. I also found that it continued to work well even when hot. Some devices become so hot that they lose efficiency. That doesn’t seem to be the case with the Saber. However, it does reach a point where it becomes too hot to handle the exterior without some discomfort.
For those who need a discrete unit for consuming cannabis concentrates or those who want to get potentially dangerous dabbing devices out of their homes, this vape pen could be a lifesaver. It is also a great option for older people and those with conditions that would make assembling and taking apart a more traditional pen difficult. The magnetic connections on the sabre are easily the best feature of this device. My only accessibility issue is that the font from the instruction booklet maybe isn’t the best option for those with visual impairment.
Disclaimer: While Ladybud does not receive a kickback for any units purchased, we did receive a free vape pen in exchange for writing this review. This review comes from the experience of one person, and your experience with this brand may vary.