New Puffco Plus Review - New design and features

Review Summary

4.8/5
4.8/5
The new Puffco Plus retains its sleek design and superb vapor quality at $89. It’s slim, has a coil-less ceramic chamber, and a clever dart mouthpiece. Despite the outdated charger, it’s a top-value, discreet dab pen for 2023.
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Background

The Puffco Plus carved out its place in the market back in 2016, becoming a hot favorite and possibly the most sold dab pen around. The latest Plus model now takes its place in Puffco’s impressive lineup, which boasts the likes of the Proxy and the revamped Peak Pro.

New Puffco Plus fresh out of the box

Holding steady at the retail price of $89, the new Plus is even more of a catch with a 10% discount available here on our store (buy now).

Design & Features

The new Plus maintains the thickness of its predecessor but stands a bit taller. It swaps out the previous version’s metallic finish for a matte metal alloy body, offering a subtler, more understated aesthetic. This Onyx version, along with a Pearl option, provides some choice in style.

Old puffco plus and the new puffco plus

When placed next to the G Pen Micro+, Utillian 5, Yocan Orbit, and Tronian Gammatron, the Puffco Plus is the slimmest of the bunch. For those interested, discount codes for these models are available on their respective review pages.

Micro+, Gammatron, New Puffco Plus, Yocan Orbit and Utillian 5 V3

The Battery

The battery is pretty standard, featuring a single activation button and is 510 compatible, meaning it can pair with any 510 cartridge. While the Plus is primarily a dab pen, the versatility here is a nice touch. The battery alone is available for purchase for about $50.

Puffco plus with a 510 battery attached

The Chamber

Atop the battery sits the chamber with a silicon grip to protect your fingers from heat. The bowl mirrors the previous model with a coil-less ceramic design, which generally means softer vapor and easier cleaning. Small amounts of wax are recommended to prevent it from reaching the air holes, especially when the pen is tilted during use.

The ceramic chamber of the new Puffco Plus

The Mouthpiece

The mouthpiece includes a built-in ‘dart’ that can be extended for loading concentrate and then retracted to deposit it directly onto the coil. This design prevents wax from sticking to the chamber’s sides and ensures it lands at the bottom center for optimal heating.

Puffco Plus’ mouthpiece
The “dart” inside the Puffco Plus’ mouthpiece

Usage

It takes five clicks to unlock and four clicks to cycle through the three temperature settings. The manual mode allows for pulsing the button during inhalation for more controlled heating, while the sess mode caters to those who prefer a more intense, high-temperature experience.

Vapor Quality

The vapor quality of the new Plus remains on par with the original, which is to say, it’s quite good. The small tweaks Puffco has introduced with the new Plus enhance the overall experience.

What Could Have Been Better?

The charging system is a letdown. The Plus uses a 510 charger with a USB-A plug, which feels outdated. A USB-C would have been more convenient and universal.

Bottom Line

The Puffco Plus retains its iconic design and performance, making it a solid choice for most users. It offers clean-tasting vapor, discreet usage, and a modern look. With its 510 cartridge compatibility and an $89 price point (buy now), it’s an exceptional value and stands out as one of the top dab/wax pens of 2023.

Specs

  • Warranty 1 Year
  • Compatible with Concentrates
  • Oven Mat Ceramic
  • 510 Thread Yes
  • Precise Temp Control No
  • Temp Range 3 Levels
  • Heat up Time 5 Seconds
  • Body Material Aluminum
  • Mouthpiece Material Metal
  • Display Type LED
  • Smartphone App No
  • Vibration Notifications No
  • Adjustable Airflow No
  • Battery Type Internal
  • Battery Cap 520mAh
  • Charge Time 2-3 Hours
  • Charger Type Micro-USB
  • Sessions Per Charge 6-9

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