The New Dedicated Pro 3 is here, but is it still the best vape pen out there?
Update: June 2021: The new upgraded Pro 3 is now available!
Paul Hunt at V2 Commented:
“The Pro Series 3, launched in 2015 has been one of the most popular vape devices in the history of V2. This in part was due to its ability to allow vapers a cost effective and reliable high-end single device solution in a portable form.
Whilst e cig technology advancements are steady, the popularity of herb vaping has increased exponentially and this has resulted in significant advancements in dry herb vape technology. Coupled with greater demand, prices for this technology have come down. At the same time, we also recognise that the vast majority of Pro 3 sales have shifted to the e liquid vape market, while those requiring dry herb functionality are now using our dedicated devices. With the introduction of our dedicated hi-spec herb vaporizers like the Vie and the Khan (and the budget Torpedo), we now offer our customers a full range of vaporizers.
With these changes in the market it makes sense for the Pro 3 to move away from having a dry herb functionality and the company has ceased production of dry herb and wax cartridges. We have changed our pricing strategy to reflect these changes and enhanced the new Pro3 to meet demand.
Our new eLiquid Pro 3 device will be available Q1 2021.
The Pro 7 continues to offer both e liquid and dry herb options.”
V2 Pro Series 3 Review 2021
V2’s advanced Pro 3 brings performance enhancements
We all eventually bought the Pro 3 because it was the best vape out there and even after more than 3 years V2 had not brought out any upgraded version. Well now they have.
Is this the best vape pen in the UK for 2021?
For whatever reason V2 have resisted the temptation to develop just another sub ohm box mod, this has held them back, perhaps just a little bit because many vapers do like a more extreme vapour. V2 has on the whole stuck with the pen-style cig shape e-cigarettes, vape pens and tobacco vaporisers. This has not changed but what has is that they have redesigned the Pro 3 so that it is now capable of competing with box mod devices at sub ohm levels and with two distinct advantages.
1. The ability to vape e liquid and CBD vape oils both at standard and sub ohm vaping.
2. A simple, discreet and more attractively designed vape pen. And a very advanced one at that. So is the new Pro 3 the best vape? – lets find out.
|New Pro 3: Our Verdict
V2 has given the new Pro Series 3 a huge tech upgrade including the long awaited sub-ohm capability and increased battery power, and this gives a huge boost in vapour production and the overall vape experience. One other flaw in the older Pro 3 was the draw, the air intake was not adjustable so it was a case of "one size fits all". V2 have listened and both these major issues have been addressed by including a new product which is capable of sub ohm vaping incorporating a neat adjustable air flow. You don't need to buy more than one vaporizer for all your vaping needs, the interchangeable cartridges talk to the CPU so it "knows" what cartridge you are vaping! V2 has moved with the times, and is now probably ahead of the times. Still our best vape? You bet!
|Leak Proof Technology||Higher Priced Vaporizer|
|Gorgeous Design||(Higher spec & quality too -
|Improved Performance||worth every penny!)|
|Smokes the competition!|
|Sub Ohm Capability! Max Vapour!|
More than A Refreshed Pro 3
V2 has refreshed the Pro 3 which is marketed in the advanced “V2-Labs” section of their website, presumably to showpiece their more advanced vape products, which includes the larger scale V2 Pro Series 7. However if you are looking for the best experience in dedicated dry herb vaping you must take look at the new V2 Prohibited herb vaporizer range.
The new Pro 3 upgrades include a variety of brand new functionality for an ultimate vaping experience including more power and faster charging. Continuing with the magnetic design which adds a degree of ease of use and no leaks the new product incorporates a significant number of additional features including
- Compatibility with the older V2 Pro 3 accessories
- A ceramic “stove” producing a cleaner more pure vapour
- Larger 850 mAh battery
- Airflow adjustment
- New interchangeable coil atomizers so that you can use the same cartridge with different or replacement coils. 0.9 sub ohm, 1.2 ohm and 1.5 ohm
- Sub ohm Vaping option using 3X atomisers and cartridges.
- Magnetic interfaces for cartridge fixing
- LED battery level indicator – motion activated -just shake and tell!
- Vape CBD vape oil
- Cartridge technology to include VG e-liquid compatibility at sub ohm
V2 Pro 3 Design: A Vape Pen with Attitude
It shows an attitude by V2 that is reflected in the new Pro 3 versatility options, an attention to detail that the vast majority of brands simply don’t show. It is better looking than the awkward Box Mods, smaller and far easier to store and easier on the move. Again with the Pro 3 you only need one device for standard or sub ohm vaping so you save money too. Like Apple, V2 go the extra mile. But while Apple fans still await a magnetic interface, V2 fans are already there. And this is what makes V2 so different. In the space that is vaporisers and vape pens and there are many many in this space, the V2 Pro 3 is simply different, better, a more thoughtful, rounded tool that does many things that we want, and it does those things exceptionally well.
Gizmodo: “The build quality and performance of the V2 Pro Series 3 … is unmatched…… for under £40*, that’s practically stealing!”
The price at under £40.00 is very reasonable for such an advanced device and with the 6 month warranty and a quick calculation at the cost of 6 months cigarettes (£1,600+) most will simply see it for what it is – quite the bargain, frankly.
V2 has moved with the times, and is now probably ahead of the times with the advent of the V2 Pro 7, a vape device capable of vaping e liquid and dry herb using interchangeable cartridges.
The new Pro 3 is not the old Pro 3’s replacement that some expected. Despite all its upgrades it is the same dazzling and unique vaporiser that V2 brought out in 2015 but a more focused e liquid vape, it has expanded hugely on the Pro 3 technology. Only it is better, more configurable for personal choice, offers more vapour and taste and hence is more enjoyable by more people.
With the small size, its design, technology and capability the Pro 3 is, in our opinion the all-round best vape experience there is today.
Our best vape pen in the UK
Best Vape Pen Vaporizer
In terms of a vaporizer that works exceptionally well, there is no other vape pen that can compete. Taking into account its smaller form and the Pro 3’s ability to vape e liquid using sub ohm and standard vaping it is an ideal and powerful vaping solution if you are looking to stop smoking. In addition, this versatile “Swiss Army Knife” is your one-stop shop for all your vaping needs. A little more expensive than some, but worth it!
Best vape pen – advanced.
Advice for Vapers who have the old Pro 3 & 3X
What is the best method to vape dry herb?
When using the older V2 Pro Series 3X version you need to be aware of a number of things in order to get the best from your device. If you have not used a dry herb vaporizer before it does take a little practice . So here are my top tips to guide you to getting it right.
- Dry herb has varying characteristics including the amount of moisture content.
- When you use a vape pen to vape dry herb/loose leaf it generally will not result in significant amounts of vapour – the more that is visible when you breath out the less you are absorbing and the more waste there is!
- Establish the optimum temperature for your particular dry herb. See # 5 below.
- Be patient – if there are not huge vapour clouds it does not mean you are not experiencing the active ingredients. Most active ingredients give off a colourless gas when vaporized so will not be visible. Inhale, hold, repeat through the cycle and see!!
- Start at the lowest temperature and vape for one cycle – after that mix the dry herb slightly in the chamber to loosen it and rotate the surface. Now set to the next temperature and use again for another cycle – then if needed repeat for the highest temperature. At some temperature setting your vaporizer will get you the best result for your particular herb. By using the above method you will determine which setting to use quit quickly.
- Do not overfill the herb chamber – as a rule of thumb guide, fill it to half way. You will get much better results than trying to overfill. Be warned!
- Ensure the material is properly ground down using a quality herb grinder.
Note: e liquid is deliberately formulated to give off vapour so vaping appears/feels as close to smoking as possible, this also makes the transition from cigarattes to vaping easier – there are some e liquids designed not to give off vapour and these e liquids still deliver the desired nicotine hit ie. vapour does not equal active ingredients.
What is the best vaporizing temperature for herb?
The temperature of the heating element is NOT the same as the vaporization temperature in the heat chamber where the herb sits. Therefore it does not follow that there is too much heat at the highest Pro 3X setting for dry herb. There may be a 5-20 degree difference between heating element and dry herb chamber.
There is much on-line about optimum temperature settings for dry herbs etc. Merck testing suggested 200°C and there are other suggestions. But by using the steps outlined at #1 to #7 above you will find your optimum temperature pretty quickly!
Warranty and after sales service
The Pro 3 vape pen has a 6 month warranty, this reflects the confidence the manufacturer has in the product. If it only lasts 6 months the saving you have made will easily allow you to afford a new Pro 3. Many other vape pens have standard 30 day warranties. All V2/Vapour2 vaporizer devices would be replaced under the companies no quibble guarantee should the products be defective. The company has an excellent help desk and customer service record.