With all kinds of cannabis concentrates being made available in both recreational and medical markets, cannabis consumers now have a wide range of products they can vaporize aside from loose leaf (which I still enjoy from time to time due to the flavor it imparts. Recently, I received a Dr. Dabber Ghost kit courtesy of the folks over at Dr. Dabber, and after playing around with it for a little while, I decided to write my thoughts on it here. Designed specifically for concentrates, the Dr. Dabber Ghost Kit boasts titanium atomizer technology, which the complains claims “heats to the ideal temperature slowly, instead of burning red hot on contact. This eliminates the burned, electric taste synonymous with vaporizer pens, ensuring you can enjoy the flavor of your oils or waxes.”
The Ghost Kit comes with everything you need to get started vaping concentrates. The kit is nicely packaged and includes includes a battery, two atomisers, a charger, a stir stick, a concentrates jar, and an instruction manual. Several other interesting attachments as well as additional atomizers are available on the Dr. Dabber website. The kit is also protected by a warranty which claims that “If your Ghost Battery is defective or has stopped working within the first 3 months, please follow the instructions to send it back to us for replacement. Warranty only applies to the Ghost battery and USB Charger.”
After unboxing my ghost kit, I noticed that the battery appears to be a re-branded version of an eGO e-cigarette battery, which is a common theme among vape pens. When put together, the Dr. Dabber feels solid in my hand and is comfortable to hold. Once I charged the battery and connecting an atomizer, I loaded up some homemade isohash, screwed on the mouthpiece, and then pressed the power button three times to turn the unit on (it blinks when it turns on or off). Like most vape pens, the Dr.Dabber’s atomizer is manually controlled and it takes a little bit of getting used to in order to achieve the best possible hit. After holding down the button for a few seconds while slowly inhaling, I began to taste vapor and got plenty of puffs from my mid-grade isohash, making sure to stir the bowl every so often). According to the manufacturer, the atomizers should last between 4-8 weeks depending on your usage patterns. This is longer than many other atomizers that I’ve had experience with (many tend to clog up in a period of two weeks). Like most vape pens, I found the vapor to be harsher than with a dedicated vaporizer, but it wasn’t as bad as some other models, and this was due to the slower warm-up time which makes it harder to burn your product.
One thing which really separates the Ghost Kit from the wide range of similar vape pens on the market is its interesting array of accessories which can be purchased from the Dr. Store (such as a percolator to cool the vapor), allowing you to customize your vaporizer experience. I haven’t had the opportunity to try these addons yet, but expect reviews of them in the near future!
Overall, the Dr. Dabber Ghost Kit has performed quite well for most concentrates that I’ve been able to throw at it so far, and the unit has a solid build quality backed up by a warranty. However, I’ve only been using my unit for about a week and a half, so I’ll need more time before I can fully comment on reliability (I’ll update this review if I run into any issues). If you’re looking for a decent vape pen strictly for your concentrate needs, I recommend taking a look at the Ghost Kit! Also feel free to share your experiences with the kit (as well as any accessories you may have) in the comments!