Yocan Hive 2.0 Review

The Yocan Hive 2.0 is a popular option that can be used as an oil vape pen or a wax pen. Read this review to learn about the small, portable vaporizer.

by: Lindsey C. | 08/27/18 1:30PM


There is no denying it: the Yocan Hive 2.0 is tiny. But in this tiny vaporizer, it comes with not one but two cartridges; one for oil and one for wax concentrate. Despite its small size, it will power most prefilled 510 threaded cartomizers. The Yocan Hive 2.0 is an upgrade from the popular Hive, which was well-received. But the new features added to the Yocan Hive 2.0 make it even more attractive to vapers.

Features of the Yocan Hive 2.0:

  • Two cartridges for oil and wax
  • Small, compact, and portable
  • Leak-proof design
  • Quartz coil
  • Magnetic connection
  • Adjustable voltage (low/medium/high)
  • See-through window view for oil/wax level
  • USB Charging
  • Available in a variety of colors


How To Use the Yocan Hive 2.0

Using the Yocan Hive 2.0 is incredibly easy. Simply click five times to turn off and when you are finished, click five more times to turn it off. The cartridge has a very useful, magnetic seal which is easy to use remove but works to keep things in place otherwise. The removable cartridge is an attractive feature of the Yocan Hive 2.0 because many threaded cartridge get dirty but then are nearly impossible to remove. The Yocan Hive 2.0 solves this problem by adding in the magnetic seal. Simply unscrew the mouthpiece to reveal a chamber that can either be filled with herb oil or a second tank that can be filled with wax, pack your desired product on the coil, reassemble the bowl/cartridge, and then click five times to turn it on and begin vaping!


Temperature Flexibility

What sets the Yocan Hive 2.0 apart from older models like the Yocan Evolve or the original Hive is its ability to adjust voltage control. This change is a huge improvement regarding design and performance.

In the previous models that lacked voltage adjustment, sometimes the vapor varied from weak to having a burnt taste in just a few seconds. Therefore, users did not want to use the device for an extended period. However, with variable voltage now the problem seems to be solved and users can happily vape away from more extended sessions.

The voltage can be adjusted to three different levels - low, medium, and high. To help you distinguish what level you are on, there is one blue light that indicates a low level; two lights mean you are at the medium level; three lights show you are at the highest level. This new feature means you can customize your vaping experience exactly how you like it.

Vapor Quality

The Yocan Hive 2.0 is not too expensive, and for the price, the vapor quality is amazing and great quality. It is a considerable improvement from the previous models and many users thoroughly enjoy this vape pen. The Hive 2.0 is a unique vape pen that is designed to handle 510 cartridges whether for oil or wax concentrates. If you want options when vaping, then you should consider this vape. Due to the quality quartz coil which makes up the heating element of the device, it helps to produce a clean and pure vapor.

When vaping, don’t expect substantial vape clouds, but you will notice an improvement in taste and flavor. As mentioned above, the ability to adjust the voltage helps to reduce the burnt flavor you got with the original Hive.


Battery Life

The Hive 2.0 is the perfect portable vape pen to use because it is small enough to fit in your pocket, but it can last for a long time before it needs to be charged again. There is a little indicator light that shows how much battery life is left on the device, so you are never surprised and left without a working vape pen.

The battery is a built-in 650mAh battery which cannot be removed. The micro USB charging outlet is on the front which makes it very simple to charge the device at your convenience. The placement of the port means you can charge it wherever you are - adding to the portability factor of the device. Whether you are at home, in the car, or using a portable bank, you can top off the battery power. Once the device is down charging, you continue to use it as usual.


If you want something discreet, then the Hive 2.0 is one of the smallest out there. The device looks like a combination of a hip flask and an MP3 player, and it is simple enough to use discreetly. You can fit it into the palm of your hand when you want to vape or slip it into your pocket in between uses.

As mentioned, the Hive 2.0 has a magnetic connection. This doesn’t just make it easy and convenient to use, but it also helps keep everything connected when it is supposed to. The magnetic connection ensures that your favorite oil won’t go to waste and spill all over your bag or pocket, so you can take the vaporizer without having to worry about a potential mess!

Ease of Use

The device is well-built and well designed. It is essentially the upgraded version of the original Hive, so if you know and love the original, then you are sure to enjoy the Hive 2.0. The size is consistent with the older version, but there is a slight difference in the shapes. The Hive 2.0 features a design that is more rectangular with rounded edges while the older version had oval edges.

It is relatively straightforward to load up the Hive 2.0 and fill up the oil chamber. There is even a transparent window on the side of the device that can help you see the level of the oil. Thanks to the magnetic connection you can easily take the cartridge in and out to clean, it can quickly be taken apart and put back together again.

The manufacturer does claim that this device has a no-leakage design. For the most part that is true but it depends on the oil used and how it is loaded, plus given how many units are produced, it is possible for some cartridges here and there to have an issue. And if that happens, unfortunately, this results in a sticky mess when you are trying to fill up the oil tank.

To clean the Hive 2.0, all you need is a small bowl, a glass of isopropyl, a glass of clean water, cotton swabs, and a cloth towel. Remove the mouthpiece and disconnect the magnetic parts. Soak them in isopropyl for about five or ten minutes. Remove all the parts and brush them with the cotton swabs and then soak them in the isopropyl as well. Remove everything and wipe with the towel. Rinse them with the clean water and let dry. NEVER expose the battery or vaporizer to water or any liquids at all.



Is the Yocan Hive 2.0 Right For Me?

At a fair price, the Yocan Hive 2.0 is perfect for someone who wants a portable vaporizer that will get the job done. When you buy the Hive 2.0 it comes with the Yocan Hive 2.0 vape pen, oil cartridge, wax cartridge, connector, pick tool, micro USB cable, and a user manual. The Hive 2.0 can be color customized to suit your lifestyle and personality. You can choose between silver, black, gold, red, and blue. All colors are sleek and classy and can be used discreetly.

If you are looking for a vaporizer that is exceptionally discreet and small, then the Yocan Hive 2.0 is for you. The on-the-go type of person who can’t decide between oil or wax will appreciate the Hive 2.0 the best. However, if you want something that is a real wax vaporizer or can handle thinner concentrates, then you should try something else. The Yocan Hive 2.0 won’t outshine some of the more powerful wax pens in the industry, but it is a solid choice for beginners and isn’t outrageously priced.


Yocan Hive 2.0 vs. Yocan Stix Vaporizer

If you are looking for something truly portable, you might find yourself choosing between the Yocan Hive 2.0 and the Yocan Stix Vaporizer. They are both small enough to fit into your pocket. Both are leak-proof, so you never have to worry about a spill of oil anywhere, meaning tons of time wasted cleaning up. One way these two small vape pens differ is the number of cartridges.

Yocan Stix

The Yocan Stix Vaporizer can also be used for oil concentrates. The cartridge works as a mouthpiece and allows users to experience a tighter airflow, which allows less air into the chamber and lets more of the oil concentrate into the vapor. This means that you will taste better vapors with fuller flavors. If you really want a lot of flavors, then the Yocan Stix Vaporizer could be a good option.

Yocan Hive 2.0

The Yocan Hive 2.0, on the other hand, is another very small and discreet device but can be used for both oil and concentrate. Thanks to its the ability to change voltages, you can decide if you want less vape cloud and better flavor or more vape cloud and a slightly worse flavor. The versatility of the Yocan Hive 2.0 is the reason that it stands out above the Yocan Stix Vaporizer. If you want something that is portable and can vape both wax and oil, then consider the Yocan Hive 2.0.

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