Utillian is known for the rugged build and prolific vapor production of its line portable vaporizers. It prides itself in using only top quality materials, and in designing and manufacturing models that vapers can rely on. The Utillian 5 is the company’s first entry into the market for wax pens, and we’re happy to say that it doesn’t disappoint.
What’s in the Box?
Upon opening the small box, you’ll see the Utillian 5 nestled inside a foam insert. It can either be black or titanium gold, depending on the color option picked. It comes attached with the dual twisted kanthal coil.
Taking the insert out reveals the accessories underneath. You’ll see the triple titanium black ceramic coil, a micro USB charging cable, two O-rings, a packing tool, and an instructions pamphlet. It also comes with a one-year limited warranty.
General Design, Features and Build Quality
The Utillian 5 is made of stainless steel, which lends itself well to the wear and tear of daily use. Both paint options have a matte finish. The build quality is outstanding, as evidenced by the tight-fitting components and how solid it feels in one’s hand.
The aesthetics are functional yet sleek, but the form factor is a bit bulky for a wax pen. Despite that, there are no issues with its portability. Even if it’s heftier than a marker pen, you can still keep it discreetly tucked away inside your pocket.
There’s only one button to operate the device located near the middle length of the pen. On its left are four small LED indicators positioned vertically that will flash in a manner based on your inputs. Above the switch is a segment that serves as the pen’s airflow controller. It has four tiny air intake holes arranged vertically next to each other.
Two features of the Utillian 5 that quickly stand out are its pair of removable atomizers. The first one has a 4mm dual twisted kanthal coil. It’s designed for more manageable loads and extracting us much of the essence from the wax as possible. The other one has a triple titanium black ceramic coil that can produce more heat. It’s for sessions that use more concentrate and will produce thicker vapors.
Another feature of this pen is its powerful 1050mah battery providing up to an hour of use, which is not too bad for this type of pen.
Ease of Use
Operating the Utillian 5 doesn’t have a high learning curve. The controls are simple and straightforward enough that even beginners can get the hang of it in no time.
To load it with wax, first, choose the coil you want to use for the session. Swapping coils is only a matter of unscrewing one and replacing it with another. You then load the right amount of wax using the dabbing tool and pop the mouthpiece back on.
Pressing the button rapidly five times will turn the pen on or off. When you turn it on, the number of flashing LEDs will tell you roughly how much juice the battery has left. Four flashing lights means it’s at full charge, while one indicates it needs recharging. You can recharge the battery with the included micro USB to USB cable. It will reach its full charge in about an hour.
Double-clicking will cycle through the four voltage presets. One LED will flash briefly to indicate the lowest preset of 2.2v. The number of LEDs flashing will increase by one as you select the next higher preset. You’ll know if it’s at the highest preset of 2.8v when all four LEDs are flashing.
To get the coils going, you hold down the button while you’re drawing in the vapors. With the button held down, the same number of LEDs will stay lit to remind you of the voltage.
Another cool feature that will help refine your draws is the airflow control above the button. With the four holes open, you can pull more air into the pen when you draw from the mouthpiece. By slowly twisting that segment to the left, you can seal those holes as much as you want and increase the draw resistance accordingly.
Performance and Vapor Quality
The great thing about the Utillian 5 is that you can get some of the best quality vapes you’ll find anywhere out of the four voltage settings. So, in the end, it all boils down to individual vaping preferences.
If you enjoy more subtle draws without compromising on taste, set it to 2.2v. If you want to be engulfed in a thick cloud and get giant hits, then set it to 2.6 or 2.8v. The flavors are still there, but the highest setting tends to eat up the wax too fast.
For most of us here, the sweet spot was at 2.4v striking the perfect balance between rich flavors, density, and hit strength. The airflow controls can also help a lot in balancing the draws closer to what you want. It doesn’t end there. Adding the optional water bubbler will take the quality of your sessions to new heights.
The larger 1050mah battery is another one of the Utillian 5’s selling points. It will provide enough power during the daily sessions of a majority of heavy users. And it takes only about an hour to recharge. In fact, the average battery capacity used for this type of vape is only 650mah. You can rest assured that it won’t run out on you if you have it fully charged before your day begins.
With all the things going for it, it hard to find fault in this great product. The Utillian 5 ticks all the right boxes at a very reasonable price. Yes, it’s not perfect by any means, and sure, it can still be improved. But as it stands, it’s looking like one of the best, if not THE best wax pen out there.
After spending some memorable sessions with it, we would gladly recommend it to anyone.