It is an exciting time to be a part of the dabbing community. In the modern age, we have done away with the cumbersome dab rigs of old and instead have a plethora of portable dab rigs at our fingertips. Today’s portable dab rigs are highly efficient, intuitive, and provide a mind-blowingly potent dabbing experience that old school rigs would be hard pressed to match. With a diverse list of products to choose from comes a lot of questions. Mainly, which one should I buy? In this review we will breakdown one of the best options on the market today — the KandyPen’s Oura. At first glance, the KandyPens Oura looks rather minimal leading one to think that this vaporizer lacks in complexity. Fortunately for us, the KandyPens Oura displays a great amount of functionality under the hood that is worth writing home about.
The KandyPens Oura gives users everything they need to get started dabbing right out of the box with minimal setup. In the kit you will find the Kandy Pens Oura vaporizer base with water bubbler, quartz atomizer, ceramic atomizer, carb cap with tether, dab tool, USB-C charging cable, complimentary cotton swabs, and a plush carrying bag. The fact that users have a choice between quartz and crystal for this atomizer is a nice touch since a lot of folks tend to prefer one over the other. Of course, at the end of the day the atomizer you choose to use comes down to personal preference.
The KandyPens Oura is both intelligent and simplistic when it comes to features. Firstly, this portable dab rig is housed in a durable zinc alloy shell and the glass components have been hand made. The Oura has four different temperature settings — 620F, 860F, 980F, 1090F which should be more than enough heat to vaporize all of your waxes and oils. There is little to no waiting time in terms of heat up either since the Oura is capable of reaching temperature in a blistering 5 seconds or less adding to the overall convenience of this vaporizer. The Oura is powered by an extremely powerful 3000mAh battery making it one of the strongest portable dab vapes in its class. You may notice that the Oura lacks buttons of any kind. It instead utilizes a “Smart Touch” power sensor on the front as well as LED illumination. Instead of an LED display screen, KandyPens has opted to use haptic feedback to communicate with the user. In addition, the KandyPens Oura boasts a 4 minute auto-shutoff feature and allows users to extend their dab sesh to 60 seconds of continuous power.
First and foremost, the KandyPens Oura aims to stand out from the competition with its high-quality components that are assembled by hand giving it a ‘luxurious’ feel. On the technology side of things, the addition of haptic feedback and a “Smart Touch” power sensor gives this vaporizer an air of effortlessness. Indeed, the Oura’s lack of a display screen and menu buttons is quite different from a lot of portable dab rigs you see on shelves today. In addition, the fact that this vape is capable of reaching 1090F shows just how powerful it is — especially if you are looking to have as potent of a dabbing session as possible. As we alluded to above, this vaporizer features a 60 second dab sesh setting allowing users to take multiple hits with ease allowing them to maximize their wax leaving zero waste.
Admittedly, the KandyPens Oura is not the cheapest option out there with a price tag of $350.00 which might make some folks a little squeamish. That being said, the KandyPens Oura maximizes every dollar of that price tag by providing users with both a high quality and effortless dabbing experience. If you are looking to get the best of the best, then the Kandy Pens Oura should definitely be on your list. While there are other solid portable dab vapes out there, few manage to match the quality and convenience of this vaporizer.
A major competitor to the KandyPens Oura is the G Pen Roam, one of the newest electronic dab rigs to be introduced to the market. At first glance, the G Pen Roam is $100 cheaper than the Oura and appears to be more compact in terms of design. The biggest plus the G Pen Roam has going for it is the internal water vaporization technology that is virtually spill proof making it perfect for taking on the go. In comparison, the Oura utilizes a water bubbler that lacks the same spill proof design as the G Pen Roam. However, the Oura largely stands out when it comes to raw power with its 3000mAh battery. The G Pen Roam is powered by a much smaller 1300mAh battery making the Oura a better option for those looking to have the vaping sessions on the go for long periods.
Sandwiched between the G Pen Roam and Kandy Pens Oura at $300, the Puffco Peak is another electric dab rig that utilizes smart technology but manages to keep things simple. Both the Puffco Peak and Kandy Pens Oura have four different temperature settings, utilize haptic feedback to communicate with the user, and include water filtration. The similarities end there however. Firstly, the KandyPens Oura has a much faster heating time of 5 seconds in comparison to the Puffco Peak’s 20 seconds. Secondly, the Puffco Peak fails to provide the same amount of power as the Oura — the Peak is capable of producing up to 600F in comparison to the Oura’s 1090F. Yet again the Oura wins out in the potency department.
A huge plus with the KandyPens Oura is how easy it is to use. First, take everything out of the box and neatly set it aside. To start, attach the borosilicate glass bubbler to the battery base and make sure it is lined up with the front of the vaporizer and the bubbler is filled with water. Next, attach either the quartz or ceramic atomizer to the carb. Deciding which atomizer material will depend entirely on personal preference. To turn the unit on tap the touch sensor button five times rapidly. You can cycle through the different temperature settings by rapidly pressing the touch sensor three times. With the dab rig powered on, all you have to do is wait 5 seconds and then place your wax in the atomizer. Once you have placed your wax in the atomizer you can take multiple hits for up to 60 seconds.
To keep the KandyPens Oura clean simple practice standard cleaning practices you normally would for other vapes. The kits include cotton swabs for your convenience. You can use isopropyl alcohol and the swabs to clean the mouth pice, bubbler, and etc.
To ensure the longevity of your battery we recommend that you fully use and fully charge the vape versus intermittently throwing it on and off the charger after a quick session here and there. Charging the Oura is incredibly easy and can be done using the USB-C port on the device. Simply, plug and go!
The KandyPens Oura is one of the best e-rigs on the market today with its high quality components and robust power capabilities. This vaporizer is perfect for individuals who take their dabbing seriously and want an extremely potent experience every single time. As we mentioned, this vaporizer does come with a hefty price tags. That being said, it is worth every single penny if you are looking to experience the best. You can find the KandyPens Oura right here at NY Vape Shop and on the KandyPens website.