Not many in the 420-lifestyle vape world have not heard of the powerhouse that is Kandypens. A massive brand from California that pumps out beautifully designed and highly functional vaporisers, one after another. Many of their releases are a collaboration between themselves and a famous artist/rapper (DJ Khaled, Amber Rose, A$AP Rocky and more). This is a brand that I greatly admire and the best bit? Kandypens offers a lifetime warranty on all parts. Yes, all parts!
Dabbing is really starting to take off in Australia and in the past 6 months I have had many customers come in to ask me about this new “phenomenon”! Dabbing is generally achieved via using either a vaporiser or a rig/blowtorch set up, each with its own pros and cons. I personally find a vape designed solely for dabbing is the safest way to go. The PuffCo Peak, Linx Blaze and the Hyer e Rig have been my go-to vaporisers for portable dab vaping and now I am ever so excited about the Oura – the new kid on the block in the world of portable premium dab rigs. A vaporiser loved by a variety of (pretty harsh) critics whose opinions I respect.
As it is Kandypens you know that this vape is going to look good with a durable zinc-alloy exterior, a wide base for stability, a touch senor power/temperature button and a bell-shaped (removable) water bubbler. Powered by a 3000mAh internal built-in battery (USB-C Fast Charge) with 4 pre-set temperatures that are higher than your average dab vaporisers.
The Oura heats incredibly fast – 5 to 20 seconds (!) with haptic feedback (vibration alert) when ready and has a 4-minute auto-shutdown feature to help keep you safe. I love this feature – you can charge your Oura and vape simultaneously (pass-through charging)!! A very cool feature that enables you to vape for longer periods of time, though you will need to charge for approximately 10 minutes before you can vape. The LED ring will glow to show you the current battery life when holding down the sensor button for 5 seconds (red – low, yellow – mid range, green – full power).
TIP: The Oura comes with Sesh-Mode which enables the coil to heat continuously for one minute for when you just need a longer session. This feature will turn itself off if unused for 4 minutes to conserve battery life. X2 taps on the sensor button will initiate sesh mode.
2 interchangeable atomisers are provided in this kit – one ceramic cup and one quartz crystal cup (pre-installed). Just to clarify, even though everyone is calling them atomisers I would technically call them cups. Each atomiser (cup) slips easily in and out of the extended side compartment (they sit directly upon a heating element) and both are generously sized enabling you to customise your session with (slightly) bigger hits and more vapour is you so choose (take care though, especially if a new to dabbing). A heating element (nichrome) sits within the side compartment with a tether attached that keeps a hold on the carb cap.
TIP: The quartz atomiser heats up faster than the ceramic atomiser with purer flavour and denser vapour.
If I can give any advice based upon my own usage and what I have been told in-store is that you should not overfill the atomiser cups. Any spitting of your herbal material (during heating) could accidentally find its way out of the atomiser cup and directly onto the heating element beneath. This will impact on your ability to clean the device and result in a damaged heating element. Spitting should not be viewed as a normal part of the dab process as it may denote inadequate purging during extraction or too much concentrate within.
Each of the 4 included temperatures are represented by a ring colour (LED ring) and you can cycle through each via the Smart Touch Sensor, tap 3 times to move through each colour. Once desired colour is reached x2 taps of sensor will initiate heating.
- Yellow: 490°F/254°C
- Green: 590°F/310°C
- Red: 750°F/399°C
- Blue: 800°F/427°C
TIP: The set temperature will hold for 60 seconds, then vibrate as it starts to cool down.
The beautifully curved glass bubbler that sits atop the battery is quite hefty and like all Kandypens vaporisers are made using the highest quality ingredients. This bubbler allows for water filtration and the bulbous shape helps to keep airflow low. The shape helps to create super low draw resistance whilst storing up the accumulating vapour for those that like a super thick vapour experience. Or maybe you want to take your time and slowly “sip” up the accumulated vapour, the choice is yours. The addition of water when dabbing allows for ease of vaping and a smooth experience even at very high temperatures.
TIP: Place the bubbler in place ensuring that the intake hole lines up with the atomiser vent.
Once the bubbler is in place you can add water. Don’t overfill! Make sure to fill so that the two air holes in the center are covered, while not getting water into the air intake valve.
A low maintenance unit as the only parts to clean are the atomisers and glass bubbler. Atomisers are pretty easy to clean requiring a simple clean out with a cotton swab lightly doused in Isopropyl Alcohol. I find that doing this when your atomiser is still warm (not hot!) really simplifies the process. Dabbing connoisseurs wipe out the atomiser after each dab is completed for the purest experience, trust me it makes all the difference to do it this way!
As for the glass bubbler I would remove it from the base and wash it gently in warm soapy water. Isopropyl Alcohol wipes/swabs can also be used on stubborn built-up gunk. Allow all to dry before reassembling.
- x1 Kandypens Oura
- x1 quartz crystal atomiser
- x1 ceramic atomiser
- x1 carb-cap and tether
- x1 dab tool
- x1 USB-C charging cable
- x4 cotton swabs
- x1 Velvet carry case.
- Manufactured by Kandypens
- Awarded “Best portable dab rig of 2019” by the Vape Critic
- Awarded “Best e-nail 2019” by the Vape Guide
- Awarded “Best e-nail for dabs 2019” by Vaping360
- Compatible with wax concentrates
- Developed and designed in the US
- Durable Zinc Alloy body
- Dimensions: 7” tall
- 3000mAh internal rechargeable battery
- USB-C Fast charging
- Pass through charging capability
- Temperature range: 327°C – 588°C
- 5-20 second heat up time
- 4-minute auto shut off
- Haptic vibration
- Smart touch sensor
- LED Light illumination
- Quartz atomiser
- Ceramic atomiser
- Handmade glass bubbler
- Lifetime warranty on all parts