Product Review: Blackout X PREM31R Vape Pen
If you are going to purchase one vaporizer, pick yourself up the Blackout X PREM31R Pen. Like the name says, it can be used with three different forms of cannabis: flower, oil and wax. I get that this is no cheap purchase, but the versatility of it alone makes it worth the price tag. Every year Blackout X releases a new version, so they've definitely been able to adjust and perfect this latest 2016 edition.
The very eye-catching packaging that we are familiar with from Blackout X is out in full force. Our first impression of the vape pen is that it is very sleek and substantial in appearance. Measuring 7 inches, it can easily slip into a purse or jean pocket, making it highly portable and inconspicuous. In regard to design, the pen has a carbon fiber and enamel wrap. The weight is due to the impressive battery that has a 105-minute usage cycle. That means one charge will last you 30 uses, as each push of the button ignites the vape pen for 3.5 minutes--just enough time for a decent session and pass around.
The box also includes an additional rubber tip mouthpiece. (So you don’t have to worry about cooties!) There is a velvet pouch containing branded tweezers, scooper and cleaning brush. This will help you maintain and prolong the life of your Blackout X Vape Pen. Since this product can be used 3 ways (flower, wax, oil) they provide two magnetic metal cups to insert into the heating chamber to hold any product other than flower. Lastly, the USB charger cable, which to my disappointment took 6 hours to charge the pen prior to the first use. Talk about anti-climactic.
The product certainly provides everything that you would possibly need (minus the main ingredient).
Rating: 5/5 Nugs
The vape pen has three temperature settings: 375F, 410F, and 445F. With 3 rapid clicks of the button, let the vaping begin. The indicator light illuminates a solid green when you are good to go.
The user guide did not provide information on which setting to use for optimal use for the various forms of cannabis you can load. The heating chamber does get hot to the touch, so be careful with hand placement.
For my inaugural vape I tried flower as it is my preferred form to smoke. I used the lowest setting and was happy with the burn. Each hit was solid and consistent. Odor was minimal, but I did notice you can still get the wonderful aroma of the strain through the mouthpiece prior to your inhale. The sweet, piney scents still flooded my senses adding to the overall flavor and experience.
Next, in the name of product review, I tried the pen with Zlixir’s Crumble in the Premium Jack strain. I was excited to be able to smoke crumble without having to use a dab rig or adding it on top of flower. Unfortunately, I felt that even on the medium setting, the product disappeared quickly without providing a strong hit.
Rating: 4/5 Nugs
The Blackout X PREM31R Pen is very portable and suits everyone’s preference. These are definitely the main draws and allow for everyone to partake and enjoy, which is part of the fulfillment within the cannabis community. The small heating chamber might require multiple reloads, but being that it is so quick and simple to do, it shouldn’t be an issue. Both the casual and cannasseur smoker will take pleasure in this product. I find myself reaching for it purely based off its ease of use. I know I can rely on it delivering a quick, solid hit right when I want it. No work, no mess, simply the best.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Nugs