After wanting a vape pen for some time, (not one of those obnoxiously large ones that make you look like a smoke stack), I was gifted the Dopen as well as a new sense of smoking freedom.
I work as a messenger, so I get the privilege to ride my bike around all day while also getting to eat, shop, nap, and smoke in my downtime. But it’s not enough. I need more! Sometimes I just want to sit in the park and spark one up and read a book until my next run, but the smell (and the fear of being arrested) make me somewhat self-conscious. In comes the Dopen, being all sexy with its sleek metal body that resembles a classy AF inkwell pen.
The chamber where ink would normally go perfectly hides and protects the fragile glass bodies of the cannabis oil cartridges, making bag searches and the fear of shattering on the pavement a lot less harrowing on my day. (Yes. That is just a fancy pen. Look how adult I am.) The pen cap screws on or off to reveal the cartridge’s mouthpiece, and the cartridge itself can be easily replaced without having to take the entire pen apart. The smell is discreet as well as the vapor itself, pulling very easily, so you can sneak a hit in the back of the movie theater without someone yelling “FIRE!” or getting the usher on you. Perfect, right? Totally! Except for one thing.
Depending on what brand of cartridge you have, the mouthpiece can sometimes be too long and would involve being removed in order to screw the pen cap on. A bit of a pain if you are incapable of keeping track of tiny objects. I carry a small bag for my pen and mouthpiece because I’m awesome and like tiny bags. Aside from that one inconvenience, I give that bad boy four stars and say get the Dopen. You’ll wonder why you didn’t have one sooner.
Images via The Dopen
Melissa Bradley is a born and raised New Yorker from the streets of the Lower East Side who appreciates a good bagel or bialy and a cup of Bustello. After spending time as an incredible baker/cake decorator for some well-known businesses like Magnolia Bakery and Momofuku Milk Bar, she decided to step away from the kitchen and combine her love of biking with her love of making money to free up some time to explore new skills and opportunities.
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