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Product Review: Accuvape C-Stick Concentrate Pen

Product Review: Accuvape C-Stick Concentrate Pen
Product Review: Accuvape C-Stick Concentrate Pen

Today we review the Accuvape C-Stick, a concentrate pen on the cannabis markets. Accuvape provides mid-tier pens, with this pen coming in at $49.95. Ok, so you’ve watched the video right? Good. Let us introduce you to the Accuvape C-stick.

The Vaporizer:

14963424_10206214371918234_2105614767_o-1The pen arrives in a black box with all of their branding and with some info on what the pen is made out of on the back. The pen itself comes with a battery, wick coil, plastic poly-carbonate dome, and discreet cap. The coil is an odd option. It is an element wrapped around a cotton wick, and the wick helps pulls the concentrate up to the element. It makes for a more efficient consumption of your concentrate. We really appreciated that a lot, there was less waste here.

The piece is fairly easy to clean, just use some alcohol on the dome and mouthpiece. The coil has to be burned off and if you’re careful you can use a Q-tip to clean out the ceramic cup. Battery life is nice too, we were able to use it for 9-10 uses (5-6 puffs each use) before we had to recharge. You knew it was time because a new load barely had any vapor because the element wasn’t heating very efficiently any more.

Flaws:

There are a couple of flaws with this. First off, the poly-carbonate dome is not the best material to use for a pen. Use glass and increase the cost by $5. I’m worried that the heat will eventually cause it to off gas, which is bad for your health!

Next flaw is the coil. The wick is weird and when you’re running low in the cup you taste a strong plastic flavor. Its off-putting at best and at worst the flavor is due to the coil vaporizing it and again, bad for your health!

Lastly, you don’t get any real flavor from this. The element heats super hot and between the terpenes vaporizing off and the plastic flavor of the wick and you don’t really taste anything other than the wick. Big fail here!

We’ve definitely tested worse pens out there, but this DOES NOT receive the PNWCR Badge of Approval. The Accuvape C-Stick hits nice and strong, but it’s plastic materials and the wick based coil leave it just missing the mark for quality. Add to that the loss of flavor from the terpenes and this doesn’t make the grade!

75.4

Quality

7/10

    Ease of Use

    8/10

      Cleanliness

      9/10

        Satisfaction

        6/10

          Price

          9/10

            Pros

            • Strong hits
            • Easy to clean
            • Strong battery that holds charge well

            Cons

            • Plastic, low grade materials
            • Wick leaves plastic flavor in mouth
            • No flavor from the concentrate
            Jon
            Family man and ganjapreneur, I am an Pacific NW resident who loves to test and review cannabis related products! I love to hike, swim, and explore Oregon and the Northwest. My family and I go on plenty of adventures!
            http://www.pnwcr.com
            • Hilary Dulany

              Thank you for reviewing the Accuvape C.Stick. We appreciate you taking the time to evaluate this product and value your response. We want all feedback, good and bad, because it allows us to continue to improve both our products and the literature we provide for them, explaining the components and what they do specifically.

              We’d like to address a few points made in your review, as they are aspects we put a lot of thought into, in the design of the Accuvape C.Stick. We wanted to explain why we did what we did.

              Regarding the polycarbonate chamber, we specifically chose this 2 years ago when we rolled this product in to the market. At the time, glass domes were primarily what were used and we had broken a number of them as well as stepped on a few, some of us hurting ourselves. This chamber passes the step test, meaning, it rarely breaks when stepped on and if it does, the chamber stays intact and does not cause damage to the stepper. The polycarbonate material is the same material used in race car windshields and has a high temperature resistance. In addition to this, we insured the heating element of the chamber is farther away from the attachment to the chamber than most or all other portable vaporizers on the market.

              We were surprised by your findings on the flavor but believe we understand what happened. We’ve done hundreds of reviews with this product and the most consistent thing we’ve noticed with new users is an underpacked chamber from the initial use.

              The atomizer is very large and designed to hold a large amount of solid concentrate so there is less filling the C.Stick and more enjoying it. (We’ve put up to a quarter gram in at a time for testing purposes.) If a new atomizer is filled with only a small or average amount of the concentrate, the concentrate will be used up prior to the completion of a full pull from the C.Stick, leaving the new atomizer heating an empty chamber. This will cause damage to the coil if done continuously. Any aftertaste is damage being done to the atomizer because the chamber/heating element is essentially bare. This will occur with any solid concentrate pen if the coil is left activated with nothing to consume.

              Our Coil does not contain any plastic material whatsoever. The wick is a non-reactive, sterile glass fiber that can sustain temperatures of up to 1000 degrees. The coil operates at a temperature of approximately 375 degrees so there is no danger of the wick melting or becoming compromised with proper use.

              Our customers and research have actually reported an increased flavor profile with this coil system, as we have tested many others including ceramic (which often creates a bitter after taste or mutes the true flavor) and lava quartz which did not reach the correct temperature or provide as large a vapor plume as what we currently use.

              We just completed a video shoot of blind testers who were shown how much to pack in the unit prior to use and received 100% positive feedback for flavor. As soon as it is edited, we would be happy to provide your team with this footage, as we truly want the best, affordable product in the market possible.

              We’ve just upgraded the mouthpiece to a stainless steel component and would be happy to send you another if you’d like to test it out again. Anything we can do to help increase user awareness and experience is our goal.

              Again, we thank you for taking the time to review this product. We look forward to sending you our new V.Stick AV when in debuts in January 2017.

              Hilary Dulany
              CEO Accuvape

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