G Pen Elite – Grenco stepped it up!
Build Quality76%
Vapor Quality70%
Look & Feel73%
Difficulty70%
Portability87%
Discreetness78%
75%Overall Score

Welcome to our review of the G Pen Elite. The G Pen line by Grenco Science is well-known thanks to big endorsements and collaborations with celebrities like Snoop Dogg, but the vapes haven’t always been associated with top quality. We’ve voiced some frustrations of our own in the past over ‘herbal’ vaporizers that could not reliably deliver vapor without also combusting the ground material in the chamber.

This vaporizer is a lesson in why you shouldn’t always make assumptions. If you’re expecting just another G Pen, get ready to be surprised. The Elite is a significant improvement over all other G Pens that we have tried, offering a novel design and many features you won’t find elsewhere. There’s so much to like, so keep reading to see if this vape is right for you.

Product Pros

  • Huge all-ceramic heating chamber Good vapor quality
  • Slick, ergonomic design
  • Digital display with precise temperature control ( C ° & F ° )
  • 30 second heat-up time
  • Very portable and discreet

Product Cons

  • Top of unit can get hot to touch
  • Short vapor pathway can lead to hot vapor

G Pen Elite Review: Breakdown

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

Overall, the quality of the Elite is definitely impressive. From the packaging to the actual unit, a clear focus was put into the design, but not at the expense of functionality. The exterior is all plastic, but it doesn’t cheapen the unit in any way. All of the components are well machined, and the digital display is so seamlessly blended into the design that you can’t tell it’s there until it’s actually on.

The heating chamber is huge and made entirely of ceramic, which is great for even heat distribution. Grenco claims you can fit up to ¾ of a gram of dried material inside. While we couldn’t fit quite that much, it’s still one of the biggest chambers we’ve ever seen on a portable.

One complaint we have about the way the Elite was built is the fact that the heating chamber and the mouthpiece are too close together. This can cause the vapor to feel warm/dry in your throat, and the mouthpiece can feel hot to touch towards the end of a session.

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Vapor Quality

The vapor quality is very good. The Elite delivers consistent and flavorful vapor from start to finish, and we had no problem getting thick clouds. There are also no combustion problems like other G Pens have had, even at higher temperatures.

The one problem is that some people may find the vapor to be on the warm side. According to online polls, warm vapor is often the number one complaint about vaporizers, so we know there are a lot of people out there that may have an issue with this. In the 365-385 range, this wasn’t really noticeable, but at higher temperatures you may notice a dry feeling. It’s very minor, so only let this factor in your decision if your throat is easily irritated. If it is, you may want to look for a vape with a longer vapor pathway, like the Arizer Solo 2.

Design

G Pen Elite Vaporizer

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Look and Feel

Visually, this looks like a high quality vaporizer. It’s actually one of the nicer looking portables that we have seen. The all-black design is very sleek, and the vape even has an ergonomic fingerhold on the back that makes it feel like it belongs in your hand. There are a lot of vaporizers out there that work well but don’t look so great, and even more that look good but don’t work very well. This vaporizer has the best of both worlds.

Discreetness

Discreetness

You should have no problem being inconspicuous with the Elite. The total length is just 4.4 inches, and the digital display is conveniently placed along the side, so you can keep it obscured with your hand. The lack of glass or moving parts also means you can tuck it away in your pocket quickly without worrying about breaking anything.

Difficulty

Ease of Use

The Elite’s chamber is accessed by removing the mouthpiece, which easily snaps back into place. Once you have it loaded, the device turns on with 5 clicks of the power button. The display will then become visible along the side and indicate the current temperature level (likely room temperature if it has been off). The device also stores your most recent temperature setting, which can be adjusted using the two buttons above the display.

Once you have your desired temperature chosen, you can press and hold the power button to engage the heating element. You’ll notice that this vape has a rapid heat up time, taking about 30 seconds to go from room temperature to ready to vape. That’s about all there is to it!

Portability

Portability

Like we mentioned when discussing the Elite’s discreetness, this vape packs all its features into a package that’s less than 4.5 inches tall. On top of this, there aren’t any parts that are easy to break. You shouldn’t have to worry about damaging this vape even while on the go, and the small size means you can store it pretty much anywhere.

It also has a 2200 mAh lithium ion battery which will last you between 10 and 15 full sessions, depending on what temperature setting you choose. Starting with a full battery, it’s possible that this could last several days before needing charged again.

Compatible with ZEUS Iceborn
This vaporizer is compatible with the ZEUS Iceborn, a revolutionary new vapor cooling system engineered by Canadian vape manufacturer ZEUSArsenal. The Iceborn is designed to produce cooler draws and bigger clouds when connected to your vaporizer. The vapour produced is ultra smooth and crisp and because of ice cooling, instead of water filtration, there is no loss of efficiency. The ZEUS Iceborn adds an additional 2 points to the vapor quality score of this vaporizer and is a highly recommended vaporizer accessory.

Conclusion

The Elite is definitely our favorite G Pen so far. There’s a lot to love about this vaporizer, especially the giant heating chamber and the rapid heat-up time. If you are looking for a portable vape that will work well with groups of friends, those features make this a great option.

The precise temperature control with the digital display is also very nice, and something we wish more vaporizers offered. The only negative is the potential for warm vapor, but this should only prevent you from choosing this vape if your throat is easily irritated. It is also unfortunate that the Elite is not compatible with the ZEUS Iceborn, which cools down vapor and eliminates the throat irritation.

A comparable vape you may want to check out is the Arizer Air, but we have no problem recommending this one. Novices and vape enthusiasts alike will find tons of value in the G Pen Elite! So if the Elite sounds like your cup of tea, you can pick it up from our favorite Authorized Retailer who has free shipping and will even throw in a $50 grinder for free.

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Dan is a writer with a massive vaporizer collection who loves video games, superhero movies, finding new music, comic and regular books and critically deconstructing those things until he wonders why he liked them in the first place. He's also a pragmatic fitness enthusiast who believes that the best actions you can take in your daily life are those that help you reach your goals, and that naps are the most lofty, but also the most noble goal one can have.

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