Design & Quality
Ease of Use
Versatility / Atomizer Options
Give this one a miss people. Unless you want a cheap, bad tasting, orange colored single coil, there are better choices for you! It's better looking than other This Thing Rips vape pens, but not better in use. It's more expensive because of "lava quartz" - we remain unconvinced.
This Thing Rips: OG Four 2.0
– Why Spend Extra Money To Taste This Bad?
Edit 10/18/2017: This Thing Rips reached out to us an claimed that the OG Four 2.0 lava quartz is not plastic. However, they did not state what the film was. We have reached out to them for further clarification and will post their answer once received.
Design & Quality: Not So Great
The ‘OG Four 2.0’ vape pen is the little brother of the ‘OG Four 2.0 Rig Edition’ by This Thing Rips. This vape pen comes in at 5.3 inches tall and 12mm wide. Unlike the This Thing Rips R2 Series – this needs a 510 charger, not just a micro USB.
As previously mentioned in our other reviews, This Thing Rips vape pens each have the same style: a 650mah battery, atomizers, a see-through colored plastic chamber, and a “pen cover” (like an extra long pen lid) to disguise the vaporizer.
Each model from This Thing Rips is defined by what type of atomizer it includes, and is represented by a different color:
- Roil – Blue – Ceramic donut.
- R2 Series – Green – Coils with ceramic rods and ceramic cup.
- ReMIX – Red – Ceramic plate.
- OG Four 2.0 – Orange – Coils with quartz rods and “lava” quartz cup.
Therefore, the OG Four 2.0 includes 2 single coil atomizers with quartz rods and what they are claiming to be a “lava quartz” cup. If you haven’t read our review of the OG Four 2.0 Rig Edition, both that model and this regular OG Four 2.0 use an orange quartz and call it “lava quartz.” Just so we’re all clear, the Lava quartz they are advertising is actually just an orange tint around the outside of the cup. We broke it down and it appeared to be plastic.
What’s Included with the OG Four 2.0?
- 1 x 6500 Micro Amp Vari-Volt Battery
- 2 x ‘Lava-Quartz’ single coil Atomizers
- 1 x Discreet Pen Cap
- 1 x Polycarbonate Visual Reaction Chamber
- 1 x Mouthpiece
- 1 x Patented SURE-GRIP Silicone Jar
- 1 x Quick-Charge USB
- 2 x Cleaning Wipes
- 1 x Stainless Steel Tool
- 1 x Instructions for Use
The coil quality is the same cheap material from the R2 Series. So, expect much of the same – metallic taste, small gauge, heats up quickly, burns wax, etc. This takes me back to 2012 and plastic micros. This is a shame, because The OG Four 2.0 has the best look out of all 4, with an all chrome look.
It has a silver cap so it looks like a normal pen when covered up. In order to fill this one, you have to unscrew the orange plastic chamber multiple times, just like the This Thing Rips R2.
This kit also comes with a large silicone container and a small dab tool.
Ease of Use: Easy But Same Annoying Threading
This Thing Rips OG Four 2.0 works like most vape pens; load the coil with your preferred material – select temperature – press button – and inhale.
It’s simple enough, but the problem is with the threading on the plastic. Unlike the easy to pull ‘OG Four 2.0 Rig Edition’, the threading on the plastic cap of the OG Four 2.0 means it takes about 8 twists to remove it every time. It gets annoying after a few uses.
Strength: Not Strong In Comparison
This Thing Rips OG Four 2.0 Series quartz coil gets hot quickly. But with a single coil, even around a quartz rod, it can only be so strong. It’s definitely not strong in comparison to other models that are out there. With the crappy metallic taste coming from this thing, you don’t want it too strong!
This Thing Rips OG Four 2.0 only has 1 coil, and it’s low enough in the cup so you won’t miss it. However, there is a lot of open space on each side, so you have to carefully place a small portion right on the coil to get it right.
Versatility / Atomizer Options
The OG Four 2.0 works with the other 3 “normal” This Thing Rips pens; R2 Series, Roil, and ReMIX.
You can also get a double coil quartz atomizer with the OG Four 2.0 replacements, but it still has that orange plastic “lava quartz.”
Surprisingly, the atomizer from the OG Four 2.0 Rig Edition (and R2 Rig Edition) work with this pen. This is because it uses a resistance similar to the smaller model. As previously mentioned, the coil and gauge is better on the Rig Editions (so it would be a small upgrade to use it that way, but it looks ridiculous). Ironically, the regular OG Four 2.0 atomizer does not work on the bigger Rig Editions.
The This Thing Rips OG Four 2.0 is basically the same as the rest of their standard line. It is the standard 12mm wide, but is a tiny bit shorter than the This Thing Rips R2 edition and ReMIX because the OG Four 2.0 uses a slightly smaller battery. The pen ends up being about 5.3 inches tall – without the lid, and 5.7 inches with the lid.
It won’t fit in your shirt pocket like a regular pen – if that’s what you planned. However, it will still fit snugly in your pants pocket or bag.
Bright Orange Is Obvious
Though it’s supposed to be disguised as a pen, the “Pen cap” is only discreet if nobody actually looks at it. The half-a-foot long pen with a strangely long cap and button underneath looks a bit odd.
The cover is only useful when not using the pen; when stashed in your pocket or carrying it. When in use – the bright orange chamber clearly fills with smoke and creates an unmistakable visual.
Taste: Burning Wax & Headaches
Taste is still bad with this model, just like with the R2 Series. Don’t use good wax in this vape pen. You might get a hard hit, but it will burn your wax fast.
The smell of the burning with this model is absolutely terrible, and a headache followed shortly after. Smell says a lot about quality, lets just leave it at that…
We don’t know if the plastic orange film will melt in all OG Four 2.0 models. However, the coils get very hot and when we removed one from the OG Four 2.0 Rig Edition, the coil definitely had plastic stuck to it.
Ignoring the blatant exaggerated “value” price, this actually costs $74.20. At close to $80, for only 2 single coil quartz atomizers, this is already an expensive model.
Forget the bad quality for a moment. The replacement includes a single and a double coil for $35 – which is $10 more than the replacements for the R2 Series. The R2 Series is only $50, so you’re an paying extra $24.20 for less, because you don’t even get a double coil! Maybe you’re paying for that “lava quartz.” Suspect..
The cheap coils and fake “lava quartz” really make this a waste of money in our opinion. No silicone case will make up for this utter lack of quality.
Another problem with this deal is the Warranty. This warranty is only 90-days – even for the battery, which is a quarter of the standard 1-year warranty most companies offer. These batteries might die, so be careful after your 3 months is up!
Be careful of their warranty registration too. For some reason they request your credit card information, then make you sign so they can charge your card without needing your input any more! It’s not required – so make sure not to sign it! We don’t know if or why they would charge you, but this is the first and ONLY company who asks to store your CC info and get authorization. It’s best not to leave those details when it is not needed.
Replacements: Not Cheap For Cheap Quality
This Thing Rips OG Four 2.0 replacements are not cheap. For $34.95 you get a single and a double coil atomizer, as well as another plastic chamber and pen cap. It’s not horrible compared to other atomizer replacements – but then again, you have the cheap coils and “lava quartz” to deal with, so what’s the point?
You also can’t purchase replacements (or anything actually!) online, so you’ll have to go to a physical store to buy them. And really, we can’t stress this enough, if these coils were good – it would be OK. But they are the worst part, so even though the price is good, they’re just cheap quality.
Conclusion: On To The Next Vape Pen
We would avoid the OG Four 2.0 if we were you, and any of their “lava quartz” vape pens with plastic tint. It’s just not worth it at all for the price. Move along people, on to the next one!
Have you tried the OG Four 2.0? Did you love it or hate it? Comment below!