Downtime Indica Vape Pen
Strain: Downtime Indica Vape Pen
Contributor: Mason Souza
I purchased the Downtime vape pen, produced by Beboe. This mini-sized pen contains a total of 250mg THC. It’s an indica blend advertised by Beboe as “the perfect way to smooth out life’s crinkles at the end of a long day.” A standard hit from the pen lasts about two seconds.
The packaging is what first drew me to the Downtime pen. It’s housed in a very attractive dark blue box with gold lettering and ornamentation. I definitely picked up that the name and darker color palette signified this indica-based product as being for “nighttime” use.
Inside the box is another container, housing the pen which is encased in a plastic tube. There’s a slip in the packaging that tells the user a little about Beboe, the pen, and offers some warm, yet mildly creepy slogans like “We love you and want only the best things for you.”
The pen is a very stylish gold-plated color, with hip graphic elements etched in its sides, along with the names Beboe and Downtime. There’s a small white LED light to indicate when it’s in use, then turns off on its own after a standard hit is over. I found it all very sleek-looking and got the impression that Beboe really invested in good design.
This vape produced a very unique flavor. I appreciated that while sweet, it wasn’t cloyingly so like other flavored pens can be, nor did it taste extremely artificial. I didn’t smell much of a cannabis scent at all, and that’s not surprising considering Beboe seems to be going for an audience outside the typical smoker demographic.
I find the flavor of the Downtime pen really hard to put into words. If anything, it almost reminded me of the chalky but sweet flavor of Smarties candies. It was sort of berry-like, with maybe a bit of lavender. I’m not great at naming flavor profiles, but I can say that I really did like the taste!
I bought the Downtime vape pen while on a work trip to California. I often will have difficulty falling asleep while traveling and not in my own bed, so I thought this might help. I typically used this pen late at night after we returned from the trade show, and I had been hanging out with coworkers for a while.
As a way to unwind after a long day, I’d say the Downtime pen worked perfectly. While one hit was not quite enough for me, two produced an instant calm. I felt my shoulders relax, and I could easily leave work and worries about the next day behind. There were some mild body high feelings going on too, which I appreciated.
As a sleep aid, the pen also worked quite well. On a good night, I typically take a half hour or so to fall asleep, but after a couple hits, I could drift off within five minutes of closing my eyes. I would wake up feeling rejuvenated without any lingering effects.
Product price: $30
Beboe really hit it out of the park with the Downtime pen. It’s a well-designed, artful product that leaves a memorable impression and should click with consumers. It’s well-tuned for the Instagram crowd, but I really like that it delivers on its slogans and messaging.
It’s a nice option to have when you need to “take the edge off,” and don’t want to use alcohol to do it. I also appreciate that Beboe has designed their pens to be recyclable — all a user has to do is take it back to a dispensary that carries Beboe products!
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I made this purchase at MedMen in Santa Ana, California. This location was tucked away in an industrial area just off the Costa Mesa freeway. The walk from my parking spot to the front door was a bit long, as it spanned the entire length of MedMen’s vivid fire engine red storefront. At the front door, employees greet you and check your ID.
The massive, bright storefront would be intimidating if it weren’t so well-organized and staffed with such friendly people. I was asked multiple times by employees if I had any questions or needed any help. While there, I saw an employee counseling a first-time user on what to try for their insomnia. Like me, they appeared to be from out of town, but that didn’t exempt them from top-notch customer service. The MedMen staff answered any questions I had and made me feel comfortable taking my time and browsing. There was definitely plenty to see.
MedMen has a huge selection of edibles, vape pens and cartridges, pre-rolls, and other gear. Their selection of flower is encased on tables inside canisters which you can slide partly open and smell. I found this a really cool way of picking out a strain without having to inconvenience any salesperson for samples.
The checkout process was quick and easy, and the cashier accepts cash or card. Med Men bags their products inside these red sealable pouches that feature a press-to-unlock tab. This unique packaging was the icing on the cake, so to speak, of my shopping experience there.
2 vape or not 2 vape?
After researching the Beboe pens, I was so confident in and intrigued by them I opted to purchase 2 each. Yes! Great tastes with quick effects. I was a virgin vaper until Beboe showed up. Finally, if a high-priced cannabis product performs as promised, I won’t complain about the cost. On the other hand, how about a Beboe BOGO every once in awhile!?!