Ever wondered how it is that you get to vape Delta-8? No, I am serious, and it’s a legitimate question. Who had the crazy notion that inhaling a vapor could be better for you than sucking in mouthfuls of smoke?
Well, it all happened in 2003. A Chinese dude called Hon Lik, a pharmacist, smoked like a chimney at a coal-fired power plant. For anyone who has ever traveled to parts of Asia, you will know that people smoke. A LOT.
Anyway, I digress. So, Hon Lik had this nagging thought in the back of his head: quit smoking or die like your father. But he didn't want to quit. Like so many of us, he was addicted to nicotine, but more than that, he really liked smoking.
So, what to do?
Hon Lik was chomping away on delicious slices of spiced pork. He inhaled some of the spice aromas and exploded in a coughing fit. (Now, I know at this point you are already thinking I am full of BS – but this is REALLY how it happened.)
So, back to Hon Lik dropping his lungs onto the dinner table. After this coughing fit had subsided, this Chinese pharmacist thought about what had just happened. Obviously, his lungs were shot from years of heavy smoking, and that was of more than just a little concern.
But and herein lies the rub, he realized it was the spicy vapor of the food. He'd just inhaled a lung full of spicy vapor!
And, as true as I’m sitting here and writing this, that’s where the idea of a vape was born.
Hon Lik built the first vape with a battery and chipset to produce vapor that acted and tasted like cigarette smoke.
It took a few years for it to cotton on, but Lik’s e-cigarette soon became the most popular smoking alternative on the planet.
Hon Lik called his company Ruyan, and he went global. End of story. Sort of. We are going to jump ahead a little now.
The 2018 farm bill changed our lives for the better. No doubt about it. It was heaven-sent for those of us who know and experience the incredible benefits offered by the cannabis plant and its derivatives.
For those who make money from cannabis, even more so. This incredible gift from nature, previously only obtainable on dimly lit street corners in less-than-desirable neighborhoods, suddenly went mainstream.
With a few constraints, of course. But, as long as you use Delta-8 and products with no more than 0.3% Delta-9, you are in the pound seats. You turn the music up, put on your dancing shoes, and boogie out of the shadows. The 2018 Farm Bill made sure you’re no longer a pariah!
So, all that is left for you to do now is to figure out how you prefer to get the Delta-8 into your system. And, more importantly, where you can get the best experience at the best price, right?
Hold on there, Jack. Not so fast. Yes, and no.
Sure, it’s easy to get Delta-8 now. Pop down to your nearest filling station, and chances are they stock it. Or a local bodega. Hell, just about anywhere. But like in the days of shady street corners, you’re not always sure what you’re going to get.
That’s where we get to thank the 2018 Farm bill one more time. It made it legal to sell Delta-8 products on the Internet. That, in turn, birthed an industry.
You can now order your Delta-8 products the same way you order your pizza. And much the same, it’s delivered to your doorstep.
PLUS – and this is a HUGE plus, you can do your research beforehand. You’re actually able to pretty much determine the kind of experience and the level of quality you’ll get before you place your order.
Bonus, right. But wait, there’s more.
You can also see if the company you order from is above board. You can check if they are as serious about your health as they are about their profit. And if their customer service is what you’d like for it to be. And more.
Also, they will help you decide how to take your Delta-8. Tinctures? What about Gels? Or Gummies? Your choices are varied, and they're ample.
So, without further ado, let me introduce you to the star of today’s review.
We're going to be looking at (drumroll, please) the best Delta-8 disposable vape pens.
We checked out a whole bunch, looked at them, turned them over, looked at them from another angle. Then we tried them – and really, we tried them all. A few times. (Makes you wish you worked here, right?!)
Our aim was to create a credible shortlist – a quartet of Disposable Delta-8 Vape Pens that were literally the best on show and that we could recommend to you without any qualms.
• Brand Overview
For us, the first choice had to be Delta Effex’s range of disposables.
The three flavors are great. There’s Watermelon Zkittlez, Insane Punch, and Guava Purp.
The Watermelon Zkittlez is an Indica-dominant blend. It's SUPERBLY fruity and quick-acting. And damn, is it hard to put down! The headrush and buzz are strong and even, and the vibes are relaxing like rain on a steel roof. We preferred this one at sunset while exhaling the pressures of the day.
Insane Punch is a hybrid strain. It leans over to the indica side. If total body relaxation is what you’re after, this is your vape. And it gave us such quiet and clear thinking. GREAT if you need to take a load off, relax and harness your creativity.
Guava Purp is an indica blend. It tastes like a tropical island. Really! There's guava, figs, and strong tones of grapes and herbs. (Now I sound like an uptight wine connoisseur). Don't let the Indica strain part of it fool you.
It's light, not heavy. It will give you an energetic body buzz with a beautifully smooth euphoria—ideal for a busy day with a long to-do list.
Delta Effex is pedantic about the ingredients they use. And, they have absolutely no qualms about adding "a little something extra" if a product needs it. The D-8 distillate they used is ALWAYS the best they can lay their hands on. Purity is key in their terpenes. And then it’s off to the lab.
The Delta Effex lab process is as stringent as their strain and hemp selection and the design of their product recipes.
Everything that goes into a Delta Effex vape pen is tested in a raw form first. Then it's subjected to tests at every stage of the creation of the final product, and the final product is tested all over again.
Finally, the lab test results – ALL lab tests – are published unaltered for everyone to see.
• Their designs are excellent. They are lightweight and discreet, and super-well designed.
• They are easy to operate. No owner's manual is needed!
• Every ingredient is quality. Not because they say so, but because it's tested. And they show you the results of those tests.
• Their pricing is excellent.
• Their Delta-8 gummies were voted #1 by Laweekly.
• They treat their customers really well. It's in their policies (shipping and refunds), their responses to queries, and their shipping.
• There are broader selections available elsewhere (but the ones they have are great!)
What Do Customers Say?
5 stars across the board. That’s the long and the short of it. That’s also one of the main reasons we put them on the top of our list.
The company’s efficient, they are fast, they are agile with their shipping and returns.
And, fast is the key to their buzz as well. The pens are fast-acting. And, of course, they are simple to use. Who wants to fumble with something when you're desperate to relax?
The quality of the devices is brilliant. Lifestyle items, as we said. They are easy to slip into a shirt pocket or a handbag, so they're discreet. You can quite literally take them anywhere.
What Do We Say?
They earned a place in our hearts; Delta Effex did. Their customer service and the exceptional quality of their products did it for us in a big way.
The quality and experience of their vape pens are just an extension of that quality mantra.
Their pens look good, and that’s becoming increasingly important as vaping Delta-8 becomes a lifestyle option.
The care they take when they select their hemp, the meticulous attention to detail in their manufacturing processes and their focus on 100%-organic had us at hello.
We also, strangely enough, really enjoyed using the disposables. There are none of the hassles of refilling carts or fussing with batteries. It's used and disposed of. Remember the pizza delivery – this is much the same. It's delivered, it's consumed, and the box is disposed of. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Delta Effex has also managed to cultivate an exceptional reputation as a brand. As you know, brand reputation only comes through consistency. In this case, its consistently good service, responsive character, and well-informed customer service that were the cornerstones of the Delta Effex reputation.
Their refund and shipping policies are well formulated and in place. And these are important, folks. Mistakes happen, and it’s all about a company’s ability and willingness to rectify those. Reputation again.
• Brand Overview
Bearly Legal gets their users. They really do.
They get that, when it's time to go, it's time to go. You don't want to fiddle with refilling a cartridge or fuss with charging a low battery. And it's with that in mind that they bring you the pre-filled pre-charged D-8 disposable vape bar. They call it the Slim D8, and it's one of their top sellers.
The D-8 distillate in this pre-filled device has a honey-like viscosity. We were surprised at the thick clouds of vape this device produces with each puff. That in itself is great. Don’t know why, but it’s relaxing, right?
The device itself is super-discreet – more so than many refillable vapes.
They're going to bring a whole bunch of flavors to the market, but their launch plan is clever. The taste they're launching with is a classic. It was designed for the real connoisseurs among us. OG Kush!
Bearly Legal started out as an indoor hemp grower many years ago. When the 2018 Farm Bill opened up the market, the company transitioned into a producer of A+ quality Delta-8 THC products.
They focus on providing top-quality, innovative, and full-range Delta-8 infused products, both from narrow spectrum and broad-spectrum D-8 THC.
The great thing about these guys is – they don't take shortcuts. Everything is 100% hemp derived.
Like with every other reputable manufacturer and merchant we're bringing to you in this review, they're also pedantic about operating within the confines of the law – not only federal but also in the states to which they ship.
• They use both narrow and broad-spectrum Delta-9 THC
• There are no additives here – nothing that’s not 100% hemp-derived
• Everything is organic and non-GMO
• Their lab work is brilliant
• Their reviews speak of loyal, returning customers – these guys are doing something right.
• The price/quality ratio is good but not always consistent
• Customer service is tricky – no telephone number – everything happens in the ether
What Do Customers Say?
It was interesting to see how many of the Bearly Legal reviews (almost everyone positive) are from returning customers. This means this company is doing something right with both the quality of their products and with the service they give to their clients.
Customers (some self-confessed, long-time pot smokers) rave about the kick, the buzz, and how the effects last.
The reviewers clearly love the brand.
What Do We Say?
We can see why customers love the brand. It’s a little tail in the air. Know what I mean? With the whole wordplay in their name and all. And this kind of attitude is really what the whole Bearly Legal experience is all about.
The brand pushes boundaries – unashamedly.
The clients love the brand, and we understand why. We loved them too. The vape pens are as good as any we have ever tried. The Kush flavor – OMG, it’s just like the real thing!
We found their customer service excellent, friendly, and genuinely concerned. They love their customers back. There’s no doubt about that.
• Brand Overview
Now, here's another crowd that loves to push boundaries. This isn't the first time we've come across or reviewed MoonWlkr products, and as before, it was just a great all-around experience!
MoonWlkr is forthright in its mission statement – it's all about pushing the boundaries to see what is REALLY possible with D-8 THC.
They have an army of white-coats in labs who spend their days combining unique and award-winning terpenes and out-there flavors. Then these science geeks (our kinds of heroes) use their knowledge and results to bring you whole new dimensions of euphoria, taste, and balance.
You keep going, guys. We’re loving the ride!
Look, whichever way you want to cut it, and whichever Delta-8 ingestion method tickles your fancy, once fact stands like a lighthouse on a rocky outcrop – vaping is best for instant and lasting effects. There, I've said it. My story, and I'm sticking to it like puppy poop to a wooly blanket!
It's clear MoonWlkr shares my enthusiasm for D-8 vaping pens. Because they're not only going to sell you a pen – they're going to sell you a whole vaping bundle.
The flavors (more about that in a minute) are great. The effects are ULTIMATELY mellow – like a wavy ocean on a sunny day, with little glints of sunlight reflecting on the moving water.
Okay, I’m back. Just a flashback there for a moment...
The whole-body experience is especially pronounced with MoonWlkr products – this we found while reviewing other products from the brand as well. So, we know what their highs feel like and how their buzz comes on and releases.
So, in this bundle, you get a choice between Sour Lemon Haze and Strawberry Gelato. And you can also choose a Silk Discreet 450mAh battery, or a Silk Batter Twist (650Mah)
In short – we have loved them from the moment we first tried them. And their vaping pens are the proverbial cherry (or lemon haze, or strawberry gelato) on the top!
• Flavors are great
• The effect is BRILLIANT – and they last. That's not just our imagination!
• Their lab testing is as solid as a rock.
• The choice they give you in this bundle is inspired. Not just one size fits all.
• Watch out! These guys are popular, so they occasionally sell out!
What Do Customers Say?
Once a MoonWlkr, always a MoonWlkr. That’s the gist of it. This company has a cult following.
Customer reviews speak a lot about the effects (top for us as well – NOTHING to fault there!) and the service they get from the company.
The company speaks the customer’s language. We found that too.
What Do We Say?
Once a MoonWlkr, always a MoonWlkr. Wait, was that us or a customer that said that? Does it matter? We think not.
We have always loved their products, and this Vape Pen Bundle is no different. The flavors are great, the effects are just SO mellow, and doing business with MoonWlkr is a breeze. Followed by a haze. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist)
We recommend this company and their products time and again, and it’s for good reason. We go into the reviews with an open mind, and we just love that our conclusions about them are as consistent as the value for money they offer.
• Brand Overview
Ever been to Green Creek, North Carolina? No? Well, neither have we. But that’s where Polar Creek Farms is located. Their mission statement is clear, and we love it.
They set out, every day, to improve the lives of everyone they deal with. This hand of care is equally extended to their distributors, their suppliers, and, of course, their customers.
Their CBD and hemp products are of the highest possible quality. And safety is key to them. Testing begins at the harvest-phase already and continues all the way through to the final product.
The entire philosophy of Poplar Creek Farms sits well with us. It's wholesome, it's clean, and it's geared towards the best possible product and customer service. Bravo!
Poplar Creek Farm’s vape pens are preloaded with 1ml (that’s about 860mg) of Delta-8.
Because they're absolutely set on safety standards and because they care about your health, a lot of innovation, testing, and manufacturing excellence goes into making their vape pens. Everything is made right here in the USA, and everything is made of surgical-grade stainless steel.
Every cartridge of Poplar Creek Farms (EVERYONE INDIVIDUALLY) is tested for cadmium, lead, and mercury – along with a host of other heavy metals that may or may not find their way into the product in minute quantities during the manufacturing process. THAT'S going the extra mile, folks.
The oil apertures and the heating elements in their vapes are specifically set to provide the cleanest and most efficient vaping experiences. Everything is tweaked for Delta 8 distillate oils. They took care of it, so you don't have to fuss.
They claim their cape pens are the best on the market. And they may just be right!
The canister is made from Pyrex glass. The post is stainless steel. And it has a micropore ceramic coil—only the best.
None of their vapes contain any flavorings or additives. This is a health consideration for them – and it’s well thought out.
Flavorings often contain Vitamin E acetate and diacetyl. These have been linked to popcorn lung, and Poplar Creek Farms simply won't take any chances with your health when it comes to their products.
• Additives are as out of place as a nun on a nudist beach
• Everything is wholesome and organic
• They're all about customer experience and customer health and well-being.
• They take the future of the industry seriously – longevity is what they're all about, and that's just dandy for us.
• Stock is sometimes an issue
• Products are sometimes discontinued without warning.
What Do Customers Say?
Poplar Creek Farms don’t have a review section on their website, so finding customer opinions isn’t as easy as with some of the other brands. A quick look at their social media presence tells the story, though.
Clients love Poplar Creek Farms and their products as much as the company loves them – and that’s a LOT!
Mentions of the products are glowing – the care the company takes in ensuring the safety of their offerings are felt by the users, and they appreciate it.
The buzz and the lasting effects of the products are mentioned over and over again.
A strange thing we noticed when we read between the lines. It seems like Poplar Creek Farms is one of those secrets – destined to be found by accident and kept by its fans. You know what I mean. There's a sort of "you've got to be in the know" vibe going on here.
We liked that because it shows how much its customers cherish the brand and how a whole culture is developing around the brand.
What Do We Say?
First off – they have a PHONE NUMBER! You can actually speak to a human if you have a question or a query. That’s SUCH a bonus in the world of the internet.
We loved everything about this brand: their products, their service, and their whole vibe.
It is always lovely to come across a brand that makes money, but for whom, that isn't the only or even the main driving force behind their efforts.
These guys are all about care.
That gets them seven stars out of a possible five in our books!
With numerous choices for Delta-8 Brands, the market can be overwhelming. And it keeps on expanding. R&D teams are coming up with new devices and ingestion methods almost daily. Keeping up isn’t easy.
We’re not complaining, though. Choice is ALWAYS good, and we’re spoiled for it in this market. But it is important to get your hands on the best that is available, and that takes a little research.
We did that research, so you don't have to.
• We trawled the entire market to come up with the most popular and reputable brands out there.
• We checked out every brand's customer service record first. A great product is, well, great. But it can never stand alone. So, how they treat you when you buy from them was important to us.
• We interviewed a few big names in the cannabis industry to get their take on our conclusions. More importantly, we asked them upfront which would be the best questions to ask. Just to make sure our methodology was sound …
• We dredged the lake of customer reviews. Ain’t the Internet GREAT! It’s difficult to hide when a customer is pissed with you. Likewise, it’s easy to see if they love you. Customer review will reveal all – every time!
• We asked our direct subscribers what they thought – because we trust and value their opinions.
• We had a careful look at the ingredients of every product – and where we didn't understand, we asked the guys in white lab coats to explain.
• We checked each provider’s lab results, but we didn’t stop there. We also checked each 3rd party lab's credentials to make sure it's not somebody with a few beakers and Bunsen burners in a storage unit somewhere.
• We compared all quality/price ratios against industry standards to make sure you’ll get what you pay for (or more)
And that’s how we got to what we are going to show you here. As you can see, it wasn’t a thumb suck born in a purple haze. It was actually a scientific process. Because you matter to us. And, because that’s just how we roll.
Let’s start with what a vape pen actually is. Because much has changed since the days of Hon Lik and his first primitive little device.
Delta-8 Vape Pens are sexy, handbag or shirt-pocket devices about the size of a good quality fountain pen.
The D-8 vape pens that are currently on the market are real lifestyle items. Sure, they're built for functionality (the effect is what is important, isn't it), but they look and feel like top-of-the-range Scandinavian designer furniture.
If you like pens (I do, I'm a writer), you'll know what I mean. There's a difference between a cheap ballpoint off the supermarket shelf and a Waterman fountain pen that just feels like style and class in your hand. Well, it's the same with vape pens.
The prefilled cartridge and the heating-coil-and-battery configuration are still similar to the days of Hon Lik, but everything is smaller. It's better designed, and in the caping experience, it delivers infinitely better.
There are two broad categories of vaping pens available on the market:
These are single-use devices. Once you've lung-sucked the last of the e-liquid, the whole device goes into the trash. Dust your hands and say thanks for the ride.
This does what the name says. The battery and tank can be removed; individually in some devices and as a unit in others, depending on the design. NOTE: We have no real preference here – as long as it works well, we're happy with either.
Now that you have an idea of what we're looking at in this review, let's tell you a bit about how we went about coming to our conclusions.
You’ve just read our take on the best Delta-8 disposable Vape Pens on the market – and with that, you got a little insight into how we test and review products in this market. It's all very scientific (and a helluva lot of fun!)
So, what should you look out for when buying?
No contaminants, please. 100% percent hemp extracts and as few additives as possible.
Remember, you’re reading the words of a writer, so pens are important. I know how to spot a good pen, and ironically, the same is true for a vape pen.
Look at the design. Treat it as a lifestyle item. Do that, and you'll instinctively recognize quality.
This is just common sense. In D-8 products, what you put in is what you get out. The better the hemp source, the better the greenhouse methods, the better the science, the better the extraction process – the better your experience. Period.
Have an eagle eye out for these things – do your research and make an informed decision.
This industry is as much about good science as it is about your experience. The two go hand in hand. A product with a good lab pedigree will ALWAYS deliver better than a product without.
If you don’t see the link between brand reputation and product quality, you may as well buy from your local filling station or the bodega down the road …
This is a HIGHLY competitive market segment. That's great for all of us. It means we have a choice, and we NEVER have to settle for anything but a great product at a great price.
Generally, yes. But make sure you buy quality. Make sure they're tested, DON'T try to vape tinctures, start small until you know how much your body responds to, and care for your batteries as you would for any other batteries in any other device.
Efficiency is important, and design has a lot to do with that. Technology has advanced since the days of Hon Lik, so the D-8 delivery depends a lot on how well your hardware is designed.
The main purpose of a vape pen is the effect. For us, at the end of a long day, it’s the perfect de-stressor. Although each one of them has their own merits and demerits and the selection of the best basically depends upon everyone’s personal choice, for us the trick was done by Delta Effex and Bearly Legal.
Always be safe – about the use of the vape pen and about your health. If you have any concerns about your health, consult your GP first. STAY SAFE!
Apart from that – why drink and drive when you can vape and fly!
Until next time!