The Utillian 5 is an absolute beast of a wax pen! It’s the flagship wax pen in Utillian’s range of vaporizers and it’s designed with heavy dabs in mind. This thing produces thick foggy clouds and hits like a steam-train!
Featuring a whopping 1050 mAh battery, the Utillian 5 vapes for days without needing a recharge. The simple to use design also makes it perfect for beginners and experts alike!
The Utillian 5 was actually the first wax pen vaporizer made by Utillian. They’ve since released the Utillian 2 which I reviewed earlier this year and absolutely loved! Utillian always do a great job of producing well designed quality vaporizers and their flagship wax pen certainly looks to deliver the same great performance.
Quick Note: The guys over at TVape.com were kind enough to send us the Utillian 5 for the purposes of this review. A big thank you to TVape but as always, we’ll be putting the vape through its paces and giving you an honest review.
Utillian 5 Review
- What’s In The Box?
- Features & Specification
- Design & Build Quality
- Vapor & Flavor Quality
- Coil Options & Performance
- Battery Performance
- Stealth & Discreetness
- Cleaning & Maintenance
- Price & Where To Buy
What’s In The Box?
- Utillian 5 Wax Pen.
- 1 x Dual Twisted Kanthal Black Ceramic Coil.
- 1 x Triple Titanium Black Ceramic Coil.
- 2 x O-Rings.
- 1 x Micro USB Charging Cable.
- 1 x Packing Tool.
- 1 x User Manual
Features & Specification
- Compatible with Extracts and Wax Concentrates.
- Internal 1050 mAh Battery.
- Oven Capacity – 0.3 grams.
- Micro USB Charging.
- 510 Threading.
- Adjustable Airflow.
- 4 Temperature Options – 2.2V | 2.4V | 2.6V | 2.8V.
- 2 Atomizer Options – Dual Twisted Kanthal Coil & Triple Titanium Coil.
- Stainless Steel Mouthpiece.
- Mouthpiece Splash Guard.
- Heat Up Time – 10 Seconds.
- Button Activated.
- Automatic Shut-Off Feature.
- Available Colors: Black | Gunmetal | Titanium Gold.
- Weight – 138g.
- Dimensions – 127 mm (H) X 22 mm (D).
- 1 Year Warranty.
Utillian 5 | Design & Build Quality
The Utillian 5 measures in at a fairly sizable 127 mm from top to bottom and 22 mm in diameter. It also weighs a hefty 138g making it one of the bulkier wax pens I’ve tried.
It’s made with stainless steel and there’s no plastic or glass components at all. Overall the metal design and the larger than usual size and weight make the Utillian 5 an incredibly robust and reliable vaporizer.
Despite the size and weight, it doesn’t feel too bulky or cumbersome. It fits in a pocket easily and it’s super comfortable to hold. It’s a shame there’s no carry case included but the Utillian 5 is certainly sturdy enough to withstand a few knocks.
It comes with a stylish matte finish available in either black, gunmetal or titanium gold. I opted for the black version and absolutely loved the design. It closely resembles a regular tube mod and dripper making it perfect for discreet and stealthy on the go hits.
Ease of Use
One of my favourite things about the Utillian 5 is the simple design and operation. It’s a button operated device with five clicks of the button turning the device on.
Two clicks of the firing button cycles through the 4 available temperature options and another five clicks turns the device off. When you want to vape your loaded concentrate you simply hold down the firing button.
Loading the concentrates in the oven is also a cinch with the top cap and mouthpiece fitting on the atomizer with a push fit. When you want to get to the oven and coil you simply slide the top cap off.
Because the Utillian 5 is 22 mm in diameter the oven and coils are also larger than you usually find with a wax pen for extracts and concentrates. This makes it super convenient for quickly loading the oven and getting to the coil for cleaning and maintenance.
In total there are 4 temperature options for the Utillian 5. You can select either 2.2V, 2.4V, 2.6V or 2.8V. Considering the Utillian 5 only costs $69.99 the range of temperatures is brilliant and really let’s you tailor the session to suit your tastes.
While the 2.2V and 2.4V options are perfect for those looking for more flavor from their concentrates, the 2.6V and 2.8V options are ideal for cloud chasers and those looking for seriously head spinning hits!
There are also 4 corresponding LEDs on the side of the Utillian 5 that light up when firing to indicate the currently set temperature. All four LEDs flash when you turn the device on or off. The number of LEDs that flash when you turn the device on or off also indicates the approximate amount of battery life left.
It’s a nice subtle way to tell you the temperature but the lack of screen on the Utillian 5 means there’s no way of knowing the remaining life without first turning the device on or off. Not a major drawback but a little frustrating if you’re in the middle of a session and you want to know the remaining battery.
Another great feature on the Utillian 5 is the adjustable airflow. There are 4 small air holes that sit on the bottom of the atomizer directly above the battery. A small airflow ring allows you to smoothly alter the number of open holes.
With only one air hole open the Utillian 5 gives a nice restrictive draw packed full of flavor. I found one or two open air holes to work brilliantly with the lower two temperature settings (2.2V & 2.4V).
Exposing all four air holes creates a noticeable difference in draw and definitely ramps up the vapor production. On the highest temperature setting all four air holes opened worked a treat and produced some seriously impressive clouds (more on this later…).
Overall I really liked the airflow on the Utillian 5. A great subtle blend between mouth-to-lung and direct-to-lung draws. Not too airy, but not too restrictive. The adjustable airflow is a great feature for a budget vaporizer and not something you always get with wax pens.
Mouthpiece & Splash Guard
The last notable feature on the Utillian 5 is the top cap and mouthpiece (drip tip). They slide over the atomizer and coil with a push fit and they’re easily removed to access the oven. The wide bore drip tip is also made from stainless steel which is both a positive and negative.
Stainless steel is more robust than plastic and certainly helps to cool the vapor. Lots of budget vaporizers use a plastic mouthpiece and it can really diminish the vaping experience.
On the other hand, Utillian vaporizers like the Utillian 2 and Utillian 421 incorporate a glass drip tip for even better flavor. With that being said, the stainless steel drip tip means you’re far less likely to have any breakages or accidents (something I’m prone to after a heavy session…).
The drip tip itself is also push fit and slots in perfectly snug with a rubber o-ring. Sitting just below the drip tip is the top cap which also features a splash guard designed to stop any spit back from the oven. Considering the size of the oven and the amount of concentrate you can load, a splash guard is a really handy feature.
One of the things I love about Utillian vaporizers is the subtle features that show just how much forethought goes into designing a quality vape that’s super convenient to use.
Utillian 5 | Vapor & Flavor Quality
The biggest surprise with the Utillian 5 was the sheer amount of vapor it produces, even on the lower two heat settings. Both of the coil types kicked out big harsh clouds. In fact, regardless of the coil you use you’re sure to get lost in the fog.
It’s easily one of the best wax pens I’ve ever tried in terms of vapor production and certainly up there with the likes of the Puffco Peak and the other greats! When I loaded the titanium coil and fired on the highest heat setting the thick plumes of vapor far surpassed my expectations.
In my review of the Utillian 2 I wrote that the vapor production probably wouldn’t do much to satisfy the cloud chasers out there. Rest assured, the Utillian 5 goes above and beyond on this front.
I was also pleasantly surprised by the temperature of the vapor, especially given the relatively short pathway for vapor to travel. The oven sits just below the mouthpiece and I expected a much warmer vapor before my first session. Thankfully the design and the fantastic airflow really ensure the vapor remains cool and satisfying.
On the flavor front I definitely had more mixed results. I found the choice of coil and the airflow and temperature settings made a really big difference on the kind of flavor produced.
On the lower two heat settings the Utillian 5 definitely produces some really nice tasty flavor. I tried a few different concentrates on the dual twisted kanthal coil and could easily taste the difference between flavors. On the higher two heat settings the flavor production drops off but remains enjoyable.
With the triple titanium coil I found the flavor to be slightly less pronounced but still respectable, particularly on the lower two heat settings. On the higher two temperatures the flavor definitely gives way for the harsh face-melting clouds.
Quick note: If you’re a real flavor connoisseur and want the best taste from your extracts then you also have the option of using the Utillian 5 with a glass bubbler. This adds some water filtration and really increases the smoothness and flavor of the vapor.
Utillian 5 | Coil Options & Performance
The Utillian 5 comes with two interchangeable coil options that offer great variety on the type of session you want. The coils are threaded and screw into the atomizer quickly and smoothly. They both hold a black ceramic rod rather than a quartz style rod and there’s plenty of room to load a good amount of extract.
The black ceramic rods are a definite positive and offer a much better vaping experience than quartz style rods. The black ceramic rods are porous and allow the wax to efficiently adsorb. This drastically cuts down on the amount of runaway wax slipping off the coil and building up in the oven. The result is far better vapor production and much less waste.
Dual Twisted Kanthal Coil
Probably my favourite of the two coil options, the dual twisted kanthal coil is less intense and far better on the flavor front. Although it’s less intense than the triple titanium coil, it still produces insane amounts of vapor and big throat tickling hits.
It’s more suited to a solo session and holds the wax well enough to allow for numerous tasty rips. The kanthal coil is also a nice chunky size making it really easy to load concentrates onto. It also stayed reasonably clean and produced thick tasty vapor after several weeks of use.
Triple Titanium Coil
With more room to load concentrates, the triple titanium coil produces massive plumes of vapor and can hold an impressive 0.3g of extracts. More suitable for a group session, the titanium coil is an absolute powerhouse and produces incredible cough inducing hits.
Be warned though, if you’re a beginner you might find the hits on this coil a little too intense! It’s also worth mentioning that the session times are fairly short with this coil, especially on the higher two temperatures. I didn’t enjoy the flavor as much on the titanium coil but the cloud production is the best I’ve ever seen on a wax pen!
Utillian 5 | Battery
One of the biggest selling points of the Utillian 5 is the enormous battery capacity. With a whopping 1050 mAh internal battery the Utillian 5 beats out the majority of the competition.
Typically most wax pen batteries are rated at around 650 mAh with even the bigger wax pens usually topping out at around 900 mAh. With frequent use I found the battery on the Utillian 5 lasted me several days before needing a recharge.
When you do need to charge the device you can use the included micro USB charger cable and a full charge takes around an hour. The LEDs on the side of the pen also light up to indicate the charging progress.
Overall the battery performed really well and it’s definitely a major selling point. One slight downside though is the battery is internal, meaning you can’t replace it if you’re on the go and it runs dry.
It’s also worth mentioning that there’s no pass-through vaping option. This means if the pen is on charge you can’t carry on vaping; a little frustrating if you’re in the middle of a session when the battery runs empty.
Utillian 5 | Stealth & Discreetness
There’s no hiding the fact that the Utillian 5 is a pretty chunky beast, at least when you compare it to a lot of other wax pens available right now. Before I received the Utillian 5 I’d seen some photos and kind of expected it to stick out like a sore thumb.
While it’s true that it’s bigger than a lot of other wax pens out there, the Utillian 5 is actually a really stealthy device and great for vaping under the radar. It looks a lot more like a traditional e-cig and dripper than most other wax pens out there. It’s also still small enough to easily fit in a pocket or carry bag.
There’s no flashy lights or sounds and the heat up time is really fast. You can get a good quick draw on the go without drawing any kind of attention.
Utillian 5 | Cleaning & Maintenance
In terms of cleaning the Utillian 5 is a really easy vaporizer to maintain. You can take the device apart quickly and all of the components are easy to access and clean.
Over time the coil and oven naturally become gunky from a build up of wax residue. I find the easiest method for cleaning wax vaporizer coils is with a Q-Tip dipped in ISO (isopropyl alcohol). You can gently use the Q-Tip to brush away built up residue.
If you clean the coil and oven regularly after every couple of sessions you can really extend the lifespan of your coil. You also have the option of leaving the coil to soak in a small container of ISO if the build up of residue gets too much.
Quick Tip: If you clean the coils shortly after use while they’re still warm, the task becomes much easier.
With the Utillian 5 I was really surprised at just how clean the coils and oven stay. After several sessions the oven remained almost spotless. The black ceramic rods do a fantastic job of absorbing the concentrate and there’s very little waste if you load the coil carefully. Just be sure not to overload the coils or things may get a little messy.
Utillian 5 | Price & Where To Buy
Considering the amazing performance and the fantastic features, $69.99 is a ridiculously good price for the Utillian 5. It falls firmly within the budget price range and makes this an obvious choice for anyone looking to get into concentrates.
Even experienced dabbers will absolutely love the performance of the Utillian 5. The vapor production and crazy hits alone make this easily worth the generous asking price.
Replacement coils and parts are also reasonable with coils costing only $19.99 for a pack of 2. If you bear in mind each coil will last you several months it’s brilliant value for money.
If you are looking to purchase the Utillian 5 be sure to check out the links below. TVape are an official distributor of Utillian products and they offer fantastic customer service. They even include a free cleaning accessory of your choice!
It’s also worth checking out Haze Smoke Shop. They’re currently running a special deal on a Utillian 5 bundle! It includes a pack of cleaning sticks, the glass water bubbler attachment and 2 additional twisted kanthal coils.
Update: In this review we looked at the Utillian 5 (V2). A redesigned Utillian 5 (V3) has since been released. While the third version of the Utillian 5 is slightly more expensive ($89.99) it has a ton of improved features such as an updated atomizer heating element and an increased battery capacity of 1500 mAh. Well worth the extra money in our opinion! The links below will direct you to the Utillian 5 (V3).
Utillian 5 Verdict – Should You Buy One?
- Superb build quality.
- Fantastic value for money.
- Hits like a steam-train!
- Insane vapor production.
- Incredibly easy to use.
- Adjustable airflow.
- Huge battery for a wax pen.
- Quick recharge times.
- Excellent oven capacity.
- Super easy to clean.
- No carry case included.
- No pass-through vaping.
- Flavor slightly muted on higher temperatures.
There are some really great portable wax vaporizers out there right now but the Utillian 5 is easily my favourite! If you get one you really won’t be disappointed.
After only a couple of weeks of using the Utillian 5 this wax pen became my go to vaporizer for concentrates. I still can’t get over just how much vapor this thing produces and the intensity of the hits is incredible.
For a ‘budget’ vaporizer the Utillian 5 offers the performance of a high-end vape and is perfect for beginners and experts alike.
And that’s it folks! I hope you enjoyed the review and if you’ve got any thoughts feel free to leave a comment below…