Linx Ares Wax Pen Review - Honey Through a Straw!
Build Quality82%
Vapor Quality76%
Look and Feel73%
Difficulty70%
Portability65%
Discreetness58%
68%Overall Score

Welcome to our review of the Linx Ares Honey Straw!

This is a concentrate vaporizer, but its design is unlike any other that we have seen before. Some of you who are familiar with traditional dabbing may recognize the term ‘honey straw’. If you don’t, we’ve got you covered.

A honey straw is a device used for dabbing where one end is heated and placed directly into a container of wax. There is no loading of chambers involved. The heated end simply vaporizes the wax from its container, then you draw the vapor through the device like a straw, hence the name.

Product Pros

  • Amazing vapor production
  • Two temperature settings
  • Automatic standby mode when temperature gets too high
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Sleek, high-quality design

Product Cons

  • Difficult to use with small amounts of wax
  • Average battery
  • Not very discreet

 

Linx Ares Honey Straw Review: Breakdown 

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

The build quality of the Ares is great in general, and it also offers some unique advantages over traditional ‘honey straws’ that involve torch heating. I really like the stainless steel construction. All of the components are well machined, and it feels durable enough to take a bit of abuse.

The only components that could break are the ceramic rod and the glass mouthpiece, but both of these are covered by stainless steel caps that are held in place with strong magnets. As long as you are careful with it when you are actually using it, you should have no issues with breakage.

There are only two temperature settings, but for this unit it seems to be plenty. One option is 900°F and the other is 1100°F. The biggest advantage of this compared to traditional concentrate straws is the fact that the ceramic rod will continuously and evenly heat your wax. Most straws are preheated with a torch, meaning it starts extremely hot and then decreases in temperature while you draw.

One small complaint I have is the battery size. At just 750mAh, it seems a bit underpowered. This isn’t a deal breaker by any means, but still worth noting.

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Vapor Quality

The Ares really shines when it comes to vapor quality. The taste is unbelievably good, especially when you use the 900°F option. This temperature is still plenty high enough to produce strong hits as well, so this isn’t a case where you are making a big trade off between vapor density and flavor.

If you want really massive draws, you can bump it up to 1100°F. Draws at this temp did hit harder, though the flavor wasn’t nearly as good. I definitely prefered the lower temperature, but I could see why some people would want the higher option.

Design

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Look and Feel

Like I said earlier, this is a sleek and well-built device. The stainless steel construction help it feel extremely durable, and it gives a high-quality look as well. When the caps are on it looks like an oversized pen, especially with the clip that is on the mouthpiece cap. This resemblance disappears as soon as you remove the caps.

Discreetness

Discreetness

This is an absolutely terrible unit to get if you want to be able to use this in public without drawing attention. The way that you take draws means you have to suck wax out of a container, and if anyone sees you doing this, you are going to attract a lot of attention. There are plenty of other concentrate-ready devices available that look exactly like a box mod or ecig that would serve you better.

Difficulty

Ease of Use

This is actually surprisingly easy to use. You simply remove the caps, turn the unit it on with five clicks of the only button, and use that same button to engage the heat. The heat will stay on for up to 10 seconds before turning itself off to avoid overheating. If you want to change the temperature at any point, simply click the button three times in succession and it will cycle to the other option.

Other than all of this, the only thing you have to do is put the heating element in your wax and draw! This is a very user friendly design that keeps it easy to use and hard to screw up.

One slight drawback is that it seems hard to use with a small amount of wax. You get a wax container with the Ares, but you have to get the wax in the corner to try to use it all. I recommend finding a very small glass container if you want to have an easier time.

Portability

Portability

The stainless steel construction helps the portability of this unit because you can throw this in a bag or your pocket without worrying about breaking anything. The magnetic caps also stay on well, protecting the only parts you’d need to worry about breaking.

On the other hand, you also always need to carry your wax container with you. Other units can be prepacked with concentrate, but that isn’t an option with the Ares. The other slight negative is the average battery size. It’s still plenty big enough to last you through a night out with friends, but not much more.

Conclusion

I really like the Linx Ares. Anyone who likes concentrates should give this a try. It’s a fresh, interesting take on concentrate vaping, and it also delivers incredible vapor.

Really, really good vapor.

The flavor was some of the best I’ve ever had, and the draw strength was great as well. There are a few small drawbacks that I went over, but overall this is a very well made device that should make owners very happy.

The only reason I would recommend avoiding this is if discretion is high on your priority list. If that’s the case, I’d definitely look for a unit that is more similar to an e-cig. The Linx Hypnos Zero is one option worth considering, especially for beginners.

If you get a chance to try the Linx Ares Honey Straw, come back and let us know how it went!

If you have a chance to try any of these, come back and let us know what you think. If you try multiple, we’d love to hear your own comparisons!

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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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