Review: The Terp Pen

Review: The Terp Pen

The Terp Pen, created by Boundless Technology, is one of the most sought-after concentrate devices of 2019. Anyone who enjoys a good dab-n-go is already talking about it, and if they aren’t, they will be soon. So what makes this device so gush-worthy?

The highlights include that it is easy to use, easy to clean, discreet and portable — but don’t worry, we’ll dive a little deeper than that. Let’s start by breaking down what’s included with this on-demand concentrate-only device.

What’s included with a Terp Pen?

  • Terp Pen Unit
  • 1 Ceramic Coil
  • Multi-Tool
  • Cleaning Tool
  • Quick Start Guide
  • USB Charging Cable

You have the option to stylize this device in either black or silver. But other than that, Boundless Technology offers no additional, unnecessary accessories. They do sell all the replacement parts you may need in the future, including ceramic coils, dab tools, replacement caps and USB charging cables. The Quick Start Guide is just one sheet, but it includes all the information you will need to use this simple and impressive device.

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The Highlights

Easy to Use

The Terp Pen heats up almost instantaneously, without the need to push a button. This open coil-based dab system is powered by electricity over butane. It is automatically activated with your inhale and provides great vapor production on the exhale. There is a safety shut-off feature that will shut down the Terp Pen after 10 seconds, to ensure you do not burn your product or your throat.

There are just three easy steps involved in using the Terp Pen:

  1. Remove the magnetic cap.
  2. Inhale through the mouthpiece to activate the device and season the coils. A blue light will indicate when the coils are hot.
  3. Apply your favorite cannabis concentrate to the preheated coil and inhale for up to ten seconds before the automatic shutoff activates. When the device turns off, take a pause before hitting it again.

As you get more comfortable with this small but mighty device, you will realize that less is more when loading up. The Terp Pen works best when it is not overloaded, and is ideal for micro-dosing concentrates throughout the day. To draw the best flavor out of your precious concentrate, the Terp Pen works best when drawn on slowly and steadily. Loading small amounts of concentrates also allows for less product waste. The design of the Terp Pen is more apt for pre-loading instead of dabbing straight out of your concentrate jar. Most experienced Terp Pen users prefer to utilize a dab tool in order to apply a rice-sized piece of shatter, terp sauce, or live resin, just enough for the perfect session with no residual waste.

Although Boundless Technology claims that there are three ways to use the device, Terp Pen fans have found a couple of additional ways to enjoy it:

  1. Dip the hot coils directly into your favorite concentrate jar.
  2. Use a dab tool or slip mat to measure out your desired amount for each session.
  3. Preload concentrate directly onto the coils before heating them.
  4. Use the Terp Pen on top of a water pipe for even more smoothness to your hit.
  5. Preload the Terp Pen before you leave home, then recap. When you’re ready to dab, just inhale with the cap on for a fast heat-up time and discreet way to dab on the go.

Easy to Clean

The Terp Pen is made of five removable pieces, making it a dream to clean. Simply take your Terp Pen apart and use isopropyl alcohol wipes to clean any and all residue off of your Terp Pen. Be sure to clear the air vents so that your next hit is strong and smooth. Most users recommend cleaning the Terp Pen after using about two grams on the coils. After that, the device can collect excess residue and gunk up the works.

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You can minimize this happening, however, by burning off the coils in between uses. To do this you simply have to remove the Terp Pen’s medical-grade stainless steel barrel and activate the device until all of the old concentrate has burned off. You will also want to replace the two ceramic heating coils every six months to a year, depending on how often you use the Terp Pen.

Easy to Carry 

The Terp Pen is conveniently the size and look of a standard office pen, making it discreet and small enough to stow on the go.

The device will go from zero to fully charged in under an hour and the 300 mAh 3.7v battery will last you all day. When charging the device, the blue light will blink and when it is fully charged it will simply stay blue. That blue light should stay steady for up to fifty ten-second pulls. Being powered by 100 percent electricity instead of butane, a jar of your favorite concentrate and the Terp Pen is all you need to dab like a prop on the go. The device will easily fit in a pocket, a purse or even one of those tiny clutches that ladies carry around clubs.

Will You Love The Terp Pen?

Unless you do not dab at all, you will not be disappointed with adding the Terp Pen to your cannabis tool collection. The Terp Pen is very affordable, at a price point of $29.99, making it cheaper than most other dabbing devices currently on the market. But despite it being sold at a cheaper price, the quality is not lacking. The material and function of the Terp Pen feels like it should have a $50 price tag instead. As if that were not enough of a reason to try it out, Boundless Technology also offers a three-year warranty on all of their products. For less than the price of an eighth of fire flower, you can be ready to dab throughout the day with just the Terp Pen and your favorite dabs.

Have you tried the Terp pen yet? If so, add your comments, tips, and tricks to the conversation!

About Rachel Howe

Rachel is our product review specialist. She has more than eight years experience working in smoke shops, analyzing the market and finding the most cutting-edge products.