For the Dabbing Enthusiast: The Puffco Plus V2 vs Yocan Apex Vape Pen

  • September 10 | Jeremy Lin

The Puffco Plus V2 vs Yocan Apex vape pen

Yocan Apex

The Yocan Apex is a portable vape pen designed and manufactured by China-based Yocan Tech.

Yocan Apex concentrate vape pen

Yocan is a well-know vape brand since 2013, providing vape pens, box mod, enail and other vape devices. The flagship product is the Yocan Evolve Plus, an innovative device that kicked off the trend of portable or handheld concentrate vape pens. Hailed as the future of wax vaping was a very successful launch for the Yocan vape brand.

Puffco Plus V2

The Puffco Plus V2 is from a US vape brand. It is an upgraded version of the popular Puffco Plus vape pen, which was a massive hit when it was first released in 2016 due to its inventive design and engineering aspect of the device.

Read on and find out what the improvement over the orinal version.

Heating Element

Yocan Apex has a QDC atomizer, as same as the Armor vape pen. The mouthpiece is 510 threaded connected with the base part.

Puffco Plus V2 has a coil-free heating chamber, just like the previus version. The new design is the mouthpiece.

The new mouthpiece is again a very practical combination of both mouthpiece and loading tool, but the V2’s dart is shaped differently, making it better at scooping up the product.

Yocan Apex features a 650mAh rechargeable built-in battery, charge via micro USB port.

The Puffco Plus V2 features a 520 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which isn’t really that great, although it’s supposedly a 15% battery life improvement in comparison with the old Plus.

There is also a supercharger included when you buy the Puffco Plus V2, which can recharge the battery in about 35 minutes, so battery-wise it evens out.


What’s in the box
Puffco Plus V2 vaporizer
USB supercharger
Handy cotton q-tips
Instruction manual


Design
The original Puffco Plus boasted a stunning, futuristic design with fingerprint-resistant coating. The new one is similar in design but has a different button that conveniently prevents the pen from rolling over when you rest it on a flat surface.

Lightweight and discreet (13 cm in length), the Puffco Plus is the perfect choice for on-the-go use. The metallic finish is really pretty and it’s hard to imagine a possible complaint on the design side of the product.

Temperature settings
The Puffco Plus V2 has three temperature settings:

The green light indicates a low temperature (304°C)
The blue light indicates a medium temperature setting (343°C)
The white light indicates a high temperature (382°C)
Double-clicking the button enables the 12-second Sesh mode, a very popular feature of the Puffco Plus.

How to use
We should start off by saying the Plus is very user-friendly. Puffco advises users to treat the Plus as a rig, meaning small loads and frequent cleanings are necessary in order to preserve flavor.

You start off by removing the detachable mouthpiece from the device
The next step is using the mouthpiece/dart to scoop up a pea-sized amount of wax
You reconnect the mouthpiece/dab tool to the device, placing the dart with the wax into the chamber
To power the device, press the button five times
Adjust the desired temperature
Once heated, you inhale while holding the power button
The device automatically shuts off after 8 seconds (unless it’s on Sesh mode)


Vapor quality
The coilless ceramic chamber makes for pretty good vapor quality as the wax is more evenly heated with this kind of heating element. The Puffco Plus ceramic chambers last between one and three months, while replacement chambers retail for $24.99 per unit.

The vapor produced by the Puffco Plus is tasty at all temperature settings with minimal harshness. Cloud production is decent, but obviously not the selling point of this product. This type of device will better suit people who are looking for tasty hits rather than dense clouds, as is expected.


Cleaning and maintenance
The Puffco Plus V2 is easy to clean, again mostly due to the ceramic heating chamber. You get five cotton q-tips when you purchase the Puffco Plus, which are perfect for wiping away any residue. Loads of websites offer these q-tips when you’ve run out of the ones provided by Puffco.

You can also warm up the chamber in Sesh mode to melt away any stubborn residue, which is good news for lazier consumers – this is practically a self-cleaning option as minimal effort is required to scrape clean the device. It’s also important to prevent clogging, which is a common complaint about this pen, so remember – clean the chamber on a regular basis, preferably after every use.

How does it compare to the Pro?
Although the Puffco Pro 2 has been discontinued, for comparison’s sake it is worth noting that the Plus has a more powerful battery than its former counterpart, as well as better taste, an improved chamber, and a perfected mouthpiece-dab tool.

Overall, those who enjoyed the Pro can rest assured that the Plus version will deliver the same quality as well as some improvements.

Conclusion
The Puffco Peak was a revolutionary device that paved the way for a new platform colloquially known as portable dab rigs.

The Puffco Plus V2 is a revolutionary product in its own right – from its sleek design to the standout mouthpiece with the built-in dab tool, something consumers are likely to highly value (as it means one accessory less to carry around, ramping up the Puffco Plus’ portability even further).

All in all, this is a very neat vape pen, which produces quality vapor that’s easy on the lungs. It has a good range of temperatures and the fan-favorite Sesh mode is an extremely useful feature

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