Best Dry Herb Vaporizer Review 2018
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It seems that every single day a new portable dry herb vaporizer hits the market. While this might be exciting, having so many price points and options to choose from can be incredibly overwhelming. If you would like more information about the best portable vaporizers in 2018, you are in the right place.
Below you will find a list of the top options currently available in the market. Each of the categories listed here will be updated continually to reflect the top-rated handheld and portable vaporizers currently available in the market in 2018 along with those released before 2018.
The vaporized reviews here will be graded by various categories, but the most important ones include durability, reliability, ease of use, portability, and overall quality of vapor i.e. smoothness, temperature, and taste. The top-rated portable vaporizers have been listed in each of the categories below.
Most Portable Vaporizer
Based on: Size, Weight, Concealment and Discreetness
PAX 3 Vaporizer - $249.00
The Pax 3 features numerous changes internally compared to the Pax 2 while still maintaining the same size and adding just 3 grams to the overall weight. Upgrades include being able to vape dry herbs as well as concentrates courtesy of the new concentrate insert.
The Pax 3 uses a 3500mAh battery, which is a slight upgrade from the 3000mAh battery found on the Pax 2. The Pax 3’s pre-heat times range between 15 and 20 seconds compared to the 45 seconds for the Pax 2.
The Pax 3 Vapor App gives you complete control over the range of temperatures from 360F to 420F with options for choosing different heating profiles, locking the device, changing the color themes, dimming the LED, or even locking the device completely.
In terms of appliances, Pax Labs has made changes to the outer shell by replacing the brushed aluminum found on the Pax 2 with a polished finish on the Pax 3, pax pen. The shiny surface holds up incredibly well but is more susceptible to scratches and fingerprints. That being said it still provides the same pax vape experience.
The concentrate insert is something users love, but chances are it won’t be replacing anybody’s e-nail or dab rig, as other products on the market can fulfil these specific needs more effectively. It extracts the materials incredibly well without leaving a big mess but it doesn’t get close to being as hot as traditional methods.
You can expect an average of 100 minutes of use on a single charge and it takes about 100 minutes to fully charge a dead Pax 3.
The Pax 3 is as good as it can probably get when it comes to a portable dry herb vaporizer if you consider durability, portability, battery life, and the overall ease of use. The newly introduced Half-Pack lid is an excellent feature for single person sessions. No longer do you have to buy third party accessories in an attempt at maximizing efficiency. The concentrate insert also provides an excellent option for using other materials besides dry herb.
The company offers a great selections of pax accessories as well that you can check out.
Most Compact Vaporizer
Based on: Easiest dry herb vape to pocket and conceal
DaVinci IQ - $274.95
The DaVinci IQ Vaporizer has a rating of 4.7 stars based on 113 reviews on this site and that kind of says it all. It's amazing. The Davinci IQ Vaporizer is one of the better tasting portable dry herb conduction vaporizers.
At higher temperatures, it tastes much better and it holds taste throughout the session for much longer than the vast majority of vaporizers on the market. It has an amazing vapor density and is capable of producing smooth tasty hits at lower temperatures.
The IQ has a 10-year warranty, replaceable battery, ceramic zirconia mouthpieces/vapor path as well as very innovative/smart software with the App that comes with it.
Pax 3 Vs. Davinci IQ Size:
You will definitely fall in love with the Davinci IQ. It is an incredibly easy to pocket vaporizer that you can completely palm for ultimate discretion (if that's what you're into). Even the new Pax 3 still sticks out the top of the hand slightly. If you are looking for an incredibly compact portable vaporizer then the Davinci IQ is your best bet.
Davinci IQ Pros & Cons:
The Davinci IQ offers a full range of temperatures that range from 250F to 430F through the “Precision Mode”. It also has a feature referred to as “Smart Paths”. A total of 4 different smart paths running from 350 to 430F are available in increments of 20-degrees and each of the paths is set to run for a session of 10 minutes. The default smart paths 1 and 2 provide the best ratio of taste to vapor production.
The downside to the Davinci IQ is the time taken to charge the battery from its completely depleted state.You are lookingat about 4 hours if you wish to charge a dead battery completely. So, it is important to buy a few extra batteries and always keep them charged in your downtime or put it on charge overnight like your phone.
The Nitecore> i2 charging dock is also worth investing in if you wish to take the charging time down to 2.5 hours and want to charge 2 batteries simultaneously. You can expect anywhere between 50 and 80 minutes out of every fully charged battery depending on the number of individual sessions, the length of the sessions, and the temperatures you are vaping at.
Davinci IQ App Info:
It is worth noting that the app isn’t necessary to operate the device. It is still possible to select smart paths, precision mode, boost mode, and even dim the LEDs. However, it is not possible customize the smart paths without using the app. Many of our users have stated that it is one of the best vaporizer apps they have ever used.
All the smart paths are completely customizable down to the session length and temperature. You can also take screenshots and share paths easily with your friends. The app is incredibly fluid and doesn’t have any bugs or issues with connecting to the device.
Consistent, Compact, and Innovative are the 3 words that can best be used to describe the Davinci IQ, if you have the money this one is really a winner.
Best Battery Life
Based on: Best average battery life per full charge
Mighty - $349
The Mighty Vaporizer is the larger version of the Crafty Vaporizer (discussed below), both from Storz and Bickel. While it is not the smallest of vaporizers it is packed with pretty impressive features, and deserves the title, mighty vape.
For starters, the Mighty currently offers the best battery life on the market for a full charge. You can only charge the unit via DC but the battery easily lasts a full day of biking/hiking or enjoying a concert outdoors.
You can expect an average of between 6 and 8 hours of vaping on one full charge and the unit fully charges in about 90 minutes. Which is pretty mighty in itself.The Mighty comes with an on vape, easy to use temperature buttons found on both sides, and an easy to read LED display. The full temperature spectrum ranges between 105F and 410F.
The Mighty might be a bit large for normal person sized pockets, but the additional weight and size make it very easy to pass around in group sessions, if you're into that kind of thing. This is great since the Mighty is the ideal vaporizer for extended sessions, out in the woods or at music festivals. It works great if you have time to sit down and enjoy a group session between 10 and 15 minutes of vaping time.
The Mighty can easily be regarded as the best dry herb vaporizer, particularly if size is not an issue.
Mighty Pros & Cons:
The Mighty is overall one of the easiest vaporizers you will ever use. It is durable, reliable, and produces great vapor. The only major cons associated with the device are the weight, overall size, as well as the options for charging the battery. If necessary, you can pocket it but it can get quite bulky in your jeans. It fits much better in your backpack, hoodie, or purse.
Lastly, you can only charge the battery via an AC wall outlet. If you want something a bit more portable with more charging options, check out the Crafty. Alternatively, you can check out the Pax 3 as a great option that offers excellent battery life.
Best Battery Life is determined by the best portable vaporizers that offer the best average battery life per complete charge.
Best Desktop Vaporizer
Based on: Size, Weight, Build Quality, Best Vapor
Volcano Vaporizer Digital with Easy Valve Set - $599.00
The Volcano Digit Vaporizer is similar in look and feel to Volcano Classic Vaporizer, which is known as one of the most well-respected and technologically advanced dry herb desktop vaporizers that is possibly available on the global market. The Volcano Digit Vaporizer builds on the success of the classic with the same sleek cone structure.
The unique technology is excellent at expelling toxins and other harmful byproducts of combustion like tars and other carcinogens. The vaporizing process intensifies the effects of the dry herb released through the desktop vaporizer by approximately 75 percent.
Hand-crafted in Germany the Volcano Digital Vaporizer comes with an easily viewed and fully customized digital temperature LED display system. This is really accessible as it allows for immediate and precise desired and actual operating temperatures. On the Volcano Digital Vaporizer, the temperature can range between 104 and 446 degrees Fahrenheit. After considering the temperature accuracy provided through the precision advanced electronic air temperature control and also the built-in air filtration system, the Volcano Digital Vaporizer is without doubt the premiere choice for the true connoisseur. The initial heating time for this, 'best desktop vaporizer' is a slim 3 minutes, which is awesome.
When developing the Easy Valve, Storz and Bickel took the customers preferences and requirements into consideration. The Easy Valve represents ease of handling and minimal maintenance work. No longer is it necessary to attach a new balloon to the valve once the vaporizing is complete. The Easy Valve is a ready to use valve balloon unit which comes with a mouthpiece attached. The Easy Valve is replaceable, so once it can no longer be used, simply replace it with a new one. Included in the starter set are 5 Easy Valve balloons and the relevant filling chamber. The Easy Valve filling chamber can be cleaned and then re-used.
The other valve included with this product is the Solid Valve which is the standard valve for the Volcano products. The Solid Valve has sold in the tens of thousands worldwide. The Solid Valve set allows for great customization as it is sold along with 3 meters of balloon material which allows the user to choose individual balloon size. The Solid Valve is the long term and money efficient option here, as the balloon material can be bought for a reasonable price.
It is a very simple and easy process to replace the balloon. It should be replaced after cleaning the valve set and at regular intervals, usually its 50-100 balloon fills by the time you need to replace the balloon. Do NOT attempt to use and plastic bags or cling wrap as you risk your health and a myriad of mishaps in the home.
This really is the best desktop vaporizer on the market because the volcano's Digital display makes vaping so much easier. The display shows the current temperature and also the estimated warm up time. You can actually dial in your precise desired temperature, which we think is a really cool feature.
While this Volcano Digit Vape may not be the desktop vaporizer for everyone, maybe because you want something smaller or your pocket isn't deep enough for this exclusive piece of kit, there's no doubt that the Volcano Digit really is King Pin and looks set to rule the roost for the foreseeable future.
The Volcano Vaporizer has a large heating area within which your favorite dry herb gets heated at a really consistent rate of burn, making your vapor very high quality and the taste is excellent. The temperature control on the front screen is so easy to use, meaning you can experiment with superb precision between larger clouds or deeper flavors. After a few minutes the vaporizer is ready to go and you're flying!
The Digit Volcano vape still comes in the classic conical shape, with brushed metal and steel encompassing the heater and air pump discreetly. It basically looks like Doc Brown invented it for your mind to travel through time, it's that cool!
It's easily cleaned, the Volcano can be wiped down quickly with soapy water or alcohol to remove any marks. Some of our customers tell us that they still have their Classic Volcanoes from the 2000s which is totally understandable because they are incredibly durable desktop vaporizers.
Best Overall Vaporizer
Based on: Size, Weight, Price, Material Quality, Vapor Quality
G Pen Elite Vaporizer - $119.99
This portable dry herb conduction vaporizer has the biggest all-ceramic heating chamber on the vaporizer market.
Elite really is the buzz word with this g pen vaporizer because the innovative 360 heating element delivers a fast and even conduction vaporization over all of your favorite dry herb.
The temperature control is very easy to use, the G Pen Elite vape even lets you program your desired temperature with a range between 200 - 428F (93 - 220C). It achieves the temperature you are after in under 30 seconds, awesome!
This contemporary and ingenious technology opens up an entirely new vaporizing experience with an unrivaled performance, taste, and effects almost guaranteed! And the year warranty is actually guaranteed.
Load up the ceramic chamber with your ground blends mixture of your favorite dry herb (the capacity of the chamber is ~0.75g). Press the front panel button 5 times to power on the device (press again 5 times to turn off). The temperature of the vape can be adjusted using buttons located along the side of the vaporizer. Press the front panel button down for one second, release, and wait. Draw from the vaporizer. Enjoy. By the way, the charge time for the battery is 3 hours and gives a 1-2 hour vaping experience.
G Pen Elite Pros and Cons:
The G Pen Elite comes with a fully equipped LED display for setting vaping temperature and making charging much easier and accessible. The temperature setting is fully adjustable. There's a great heat up time, the G Pen Elite can reach 400 degrees Fahrenheit in 20-30 seconds and it's small, discreet and highly portable. The only real con is that the vapor quality gets a little worse as the herb cools or sits in the chamber for an extended period of time.
Best Mid-Range Vaporizer
Based on: Size, Price, Overall Quality
Pax 2 Vaporizer - $149.00
The PAX 2 Vaporizer has a rating of 4.7 stars based on 180 reviews on our website, clearly people are more than happy with their purchase.
Once the Pax 3 Kits were released, the Pax 2 received a price reduction from $199 to $149. The Pax 2 is currently the top recommended portable vaporizer below $150 on a range of websites reviewing vaporizers.
So you might be asking yourself why you would bother with the Pax 2 vaporizer when the Pax 3 vape is out there. The answer is simple, the price.
You can now get the Pax 2 for less than $150 dollars, which makes it one of the best budget vapes on the market. If you want something that will last a while, treats your herb well but doesn't break the bank, this is definitely the model for you. You’ll struggle to find better quality at this price.
Apart from this amazing price, all of the normal bonuses of owning a Pax 2 vape are right there. It’s still an amazing portable model with an incredibly convenient method of conduction heating behind it. The build quality is fantastic and it remains comfortable to hold while still being small enough to slip into your pocket or bag. What’s more, with this reduced price you can take the money you’re saving and buy some accessories to really open up the vaping experience like oils and half chambers. Better vaping through cheaper prices; that’s what the Pax 2 vape means right now.
If you have a Pax 2 and don’t currently have the Pax 3 vaporizer and would like to upgrade, you should consider going straight for the Pax 3. The improved battery life, faster pre-heat time, access to the app via Bluetooth, and the concentrate insert make the $100 price difference definitely worth it.
The glossy finish is only thing that you will not get with the Pax 3 Basic Kit. However, you might prefer the matte finish, which would mean that the lack of a glossy finish would not be such a big deal to you. The great thing about the matte finish is that it does not show scratches or fingerprints easily.
Best Overall Portable Vaporizer
Based on: User Experience, Vapor Quality, Size, Weight
Crafty Vaporizer - $279.00
The Crafty Vaporizer has a rating of 4.9 stars based on 50 reviews on this site, so it's easy to see that this portable vaporizer is the cream of the crop when it comes to the best vaporizers on the market.
The Crafty Vaporizer is easy to use with just a single button with everything else being controlled using the app. It comes with 2 temperature selections, the default one and one boost temperature.
You can change the default or boost temperature to any preferred value ranging from 104F to 410F.
It is even possible to change it on the fly using the app. It uses convection heating primarily with just some slight conduction when pre-heating the bowl. The Crafty vape is regarded as the best dry herb vaporizer for overall enjoyment of use. You can also conceal the Crafty easily in your hoodie or pocket and can almost palm it (if that's what you're into).
Crafty Pros and Cons:
Crafty ranks among the top when it comes to the easiest vaporizers to use. It is incredibly consistent and the loading/packing technique is something you never have to worry about. All you have to do is load your preferred amount and go. The Crafty might highly portable but it still not as concealable as the Grasshopper or the new Pax 3. It uses a hybrid conduction/convection heating system that creates very cool/smooth and enjoyable draws. You also have the ability to vape at a wide range of temperatures.
The overall battery life and the fact that it is not user replaceable is the main con associated with the Crafty. However, the Crafty can be charged via USB, which means that it can be charged in quite a few places.
If you don’t want/need absolute portability or lack the patience to deal with battery pack, the Mighty is another great option to check out. The Mighty offers on vape temperature display, quicker heat ups, and double the battery life of an average portable vaporizer. You can expect between 6 and 8 sessions on a full charge with the Mighty. In comparison, you can expect between 2 and 3 sessions with the Crafty.
Best Value Vaporizer
Based on: Size, Weight, Vapor Quality, Unit Quality, Vs Price
G Pro Vaporizer - $79.95
G Pro Vaporizer has a rating of 4.6 stars based on 35 reviews, so you know it's a quality product that customers are happy with.
The G Pro Aromatherapy Vaporizer (also known as the G Pen Pro) is a portable vape from Grenco Science, the same people who brought you the G Pen and the G Pen Elite. The G Pro Vaporizer is an aesthetically pleasing piece (that means it looks great), built with discreetness in mind (that means you can hide it easily if you want).
G Pro Vaporizer Features
It is designed to put in your pocket and vape on the go. It is both durable in design (we wouldn't recommend repeatedly dropping yours though!) and sophisticated in aesthetic, it's kind of the best of both worlds.
The G Pen Pro Vaporizer showcases three variable temperature settings based on what users want and delivering high performance. When you purchase the G Pro Vaporizer (G Pen Pro Vaporizer) you get a boat load of accessories. These accessories will help you maintain your new G Pen Pro vaporizer in the highest working order, keeping you happy for a long time.
The G Pro Vaporizer is perfect for those vapers who are always on the go, getting themselves out and about. If you want to charge up your vape, more or less anywhere, the USB charging cable allows you to do that!
G Pen Pro Pros and Cons
One of the least expensive portable convection vaporizers on the market. The LED light system makes the G Pro easy to use and accessible. Another pro of the G Pen Pro (apart from the name) is the quick heat up time and multiple temperature settings for a truly customized vaping experience.
The G Pro Vaporizer is the least expensive portable convection vaporizer on the market, which is always going to make it a popular choice, especially among first time buyers. And the cons are minimal. The heating chamber is stainless steel and some vapers prefer ceramic and the distance from the chamber to the mouthpiece is a little short for some users.
Best Vapor Quality
Based on: Build Design, User Experience
Firefly 2 Vaporizer - $329.95
The Firefly 2 is one of the finest “pure convection” portable vaporizers made by the Firefly Vapor brand. The Firefly 2 vaporizer has 1 temperature setting for concentrates and 5 for dry herbs. It has 2 replaceable rechargeable batteries, requires below average maintenance/cleaning, and preheats in below 10 seconds.
The quick heat up times and powerful heater combined with the amazing density and taste create a unique experience that most people are likely to really enjoy.
The Firefly 2 is a favorite among oil and dry herb vaporizers to use with concentrate and is definitely the best portable vaporizer if you consider the smoothness/temp, production, and vapor taste.
The Firefly 2 vaporizer app’s new power tuning feature has enhanced consistency and lets users fully customize their sessions. Clean up is incredibly easy, the chamber is a decent size for 1 or 2 people max, while it takes 45 minutes for the battery to recharge fully.
Firefly 2 Vaporizer Pros & Cons:
The Firefly 1 was heavy, big, and had below average battery life. In comparison, the Firefly 2 is more than 100 grams lighter, easier to conceal/pocket, and you can get anywhere from 4 to 6 bowls for each battery (It comes with 2). The batteries are also replaceable but have to be charged within the device.
The only major con associated with the Firefly 2 is the fact that it requires some technique for best use.
Tips: It can be a good idea to add an extra battery if you plan to take long multi-day trips, hikes, concerts, festivals, etc. It is very easy to swap one in and out.
Based on: Improvements Vs Previous Model
Arizer Air II - $179.99
The much anticipated Air II from Arizer has arrived on the market and we couldn't be happier. As soon as we heard that the Canadian manufacturers were going to be releasing a new version of the Air we just knew we had to have it. Arizer have somehow made what was an incredible vaporizer even better and not fallen into the trap of adding unnecessary features.
As with its predecessor the Air II is covered by a 2 year warranty.
This is a great choice for a first vape and definitely a worthy upgrade for those who already have the first Arizer Air. It only takes 80 seconds to warm up and get going. The Arizer Air II's total temperature control allows precise variations between 50°C and 220°C. Temperature adjustment is available in 1°C or 10°C increments so you can change accurately, or you can change quickly. The Air II has an intelligent auto-off system, fully configurable through its display, avoiding battery waste if you forget to turn it off.
Tasty vapor is the Air II's number one priority and with its high quality convection heat, temperature control and borosilicate glass parts, you know you're going to have a good session.
Above the controls there is now an LED display for battery and temperature information. The display can be adjusted to 3 different levels of brightness and the temperature can be viewed in both °F and °C.
A removable/interchangeable 18650 battery with an impressive 50% more capacity than before sits in the base providing the power. The Air II can be used whilst on charge so you don’t have to wait around for your next session.
Best Fan Favorite
Based on: User Reviews, Customer Feedback
The Brand New Arizer Solo II - $187.49
You'll never have to vape alone with the Solo 2. Arizer’s newest dry herb vaporizer is an amazing piece of kit. We might even go so far as to say that it was one of the best vaporizers of 2017.
The device is similar in look and feel to its previous incarnation the Arizer Solo, but punches harder, lasts longer and is more adjustable. Check this amazing vaporizer out today and see if the purest 'aromatherapy' herb taste is for you.
The Solo 2 is small but that doesn't mean it's not packing a lot of power. It has full temperature control, ranging from 122°F - 428°F. The hybrid heat system that comes from this vape is incredibly fast with a minimum heat up time of 20 seconds, but if you wait for a little longer the vapor will become thicker. No matter what though, those times are coming in at a full 3 times faster than the first Solo vaporizer.
Some of the great features of the Arizer Solo II are the significantly improved battery life over the original, the borosilicate glass vapor path, the 'adjust by the degree' temperature settings, cleaning has been thought of at the design stage, you can get 20 sessions from each charge and there's a mains power unit so that the device charges faster than the original (takes about 3 hours). And of course, the full LCD display is fantastic.
The Arizer Solo 2 has a simple oven design and because of this it is really easy to clean, emptying out any material is super easy and giving it a quick clean with a swab or tissue soaked in soapy water or alcohol is an easy way to get it all shiny and lovely again.
There's a reason this dry herb vaporizer is so popular, it's because it ticks all the boxes and you can show off to all your friends!
Best Aesthetic Vaporizer
Based on: Design, Look, Overall Coolness
Puffco Pro 2 - $74.95
Puffco have released their new Vape Pen for wax: the Puffco Pro 2 Vaporizer Pen.
This is the successor to the ultra-popular Vape Pen from Puffco, the original Pro Vape Pen. The Puffco Pro 2 Vape Pen is a stark improvement upon its predecessor and there are new features to explore and take advantage of.
The Puffco Pro 2 Vape Pen is a smaller model, it is also created out of more robust and durable materials and also has an improved atomizer.
Puffco claims that the Pro 2 Vape Pen is their smallest vaporizer yet and has been referred to as the "sleekest"and "most subtle" vape pen currently on the market. This is a fantastic piece if discreetness is one of the main factors behind your purchasing decision for getting a vape pen. It's also a very durable and robust Vape Pen despite its size. One of the biggest changes to this model over its predecessor is the inclusion of a significanlty larger ceramic chamber.
The vape pen has the ability to house a large amount of dry herb materials - away from any plastics, fibers, glues or any other potential toxin. There is also a coil-based system introduced with this Vape Pen which makes use of a ceramic blend which aids in the enhanced production of vapor. It also utilises a tapered bowl design which helps to minimise waste materials and also makes maintain your vape pen much, much easier.
The Puffco Pro 2 Vape Pen is a significant upgrade on the original and is a Vape that has a lot to offer to anyone, regardless on their previous vaping experience. It's built from stainless steel which makes it a much more durable Vaporizer Pen and also helps in the style and design of the Pen.
In comparison to other Vape Pens on the market, the Puffco Pro 2's battery is slightly smaller. However it makes up for this with a much improved heating system - this is made up of three different heating settings.
As far as efficiency goes when it comes to Vaporizer Pens, it is really up there with the best of them. Seeing as vaping settings change for each user, it is hard to establish how much battery time you can get out of the Puffco Pro 2 - roughly you will be able to get between 50-70 puffs on the Low heating setting (This will change as you change heating settings/amount of dry herb materials used).
The Vapor quality produced with the Puffco Pro 2 Vape is definitely above average. It's on par, if not better, than the majority of other Vape Pens currently on the market. The vapor produced is some of the best you are like to see from a concentrate Vape Pen and it is a super clean and full of taste vapor. The Vapor is also smooth, pure and users have no trouble in producing clouds via small or long draws on this Vape Pen.
Best Durable Vaporizer
Based on: Smackability, Toughness
Smok Alien 220W Starter Kit - $63.99
This is the first vaporizer of its kind from Smok, the 220W Alien is a unique and is a high wattage device. This smok vape has a large OLED display on the front face, which looks really cool in front of your friends.
The way the buttons are placed allows for an ergonomic design that fits your hand even better than ever before. So it's really comfortable to use continuously. This Smok Alien device takes two 18650 batteries (just in case you were wondering).
The OLED display really is a cool feature and the adjustable wattage gives great control over your vaping experience, with an excellent temperature range of 200F-600F. The dual battery life indicator makes sure you always know when you're going to running out of power.
The brushed stainless steel gives it a cool look and the titanium and nickel coil heads gives this vaporizer superior performance over the smok stick v8. Plus, it's so durable it's almost impossible to break! (Legally though, it is possible to break it).
Best Vaporizer Under $200
Based on: Vapor Quality, Build, Look
Grasshopper Vaporizer - $199.95
The Grasshopper Vaporizer is one of the smallest and lightest portable vaporizers that’s currently available on the market.
It is at the higher end of vaporizers and the quality shines through. It is a dry herb pen vaporizer that offers pure convection that’s powerful enough for you to be vaping your dry herb in less than 10 seconds.
Grasshopper Vaporizer: Pros & Cons
The Grasshopper mimics the appearance of a real pen and is actually similar in size to larger fancy pen or something like a stylus used in graphic design. It is great to use on the move and powerful enough to use with even the largest glass bongs and bubblers. It might not be ideal for group sessions due to the external temperatures, but it works great for 1 or 2 people. The Grasshopper Vaporizer is currently rated as the best dry herb vaporizer. It offers quick heat up time, replaceable batteries, great quality of vapor, pure convection, and works great with loads of different sizes.
The major con associated with the Grasshopper Vaporizer is that it can get quite hot if used for prolonged periods. Fortunately, the manufacturer has included a mouthpiece guard made of silicone for use with longer vaping sessions. The mouthpiece guard also fits perfectly on 14mm glass pieces.
Best Vape Pen Under $100
Based on: Vapor Quality, Build, Look
Gravity Vaporizer Pen $99.95
KandyPens Vapes Inc. Make great pen vapes, we all know it, and that's why they've stuck around so long in the business. And it's hard not to see why with some of the most popular pen vape products like Icon Kit, Slim Kit, K-Vape, Elite Vape, the Galaxy Pen and now the Gravity Pen.
KandyPens Gravity Vaporizer Pen features a deep, wickless quartz crystal chamber and a coil-less chamber with a ceramic dish, so for the price you know you're getting a high-quality product.
The elevated air flow system, dual quartz rods and titanium coil makes this concentrate pen very unique and desirable. The Gravity Pen is 510 threaded and features a 10 Second Auto-Shutoff.
The vape pen features 4 different temperature settings: 300°, 350°, 390°, 430°.
The Kandypens Gravity Vaporizer pen features a sheen sandblasted black finish, an ungraded glossy black mouthpiece with air carb, a quartz crystal chamber with dual quartz rods, titanium coils, a coil-less ceramic dish chamber with an elevated air flow. It turns off after 10 seconds as a safety feature which we all think is a great addition to this great vaporizer.
Best Vaporizer Under $60
Based on: Vapor Quality, Build, Look
Black Widow Vaporizer
This is one Black Widow you won't mind finding lying around your bedroom. The Black Widow is one of the newest additions to our vape family and it's blowing everyone away (figuratively, not literally)
It is one of the very best devices in its price bracket for vapor quality and flavor and is at least as good as (and in some cases better) than many vaporizers costing anything up to five times as much.
The vapor path and the herb chamber are both ceramic and that means you get that cleaner flavor than steel chamber devices, comparatively speaking.
The oven has a fairly large capacity of 0.5g and heats up from cold in around about 30 seconds.Totally filled it will give a good 10-15 draws before you need to empty it out and fill it up again with fresh dry herbs. The mouthpiece is made of stainless steel and is held in place by strong magnets which keep it secure but mean it is still easy to remove it when you need to take it off. This is also one of the simplest devices on the market, using a one-button interface. 5 easy clicks turns the device on or off and then you hold it down for three seconds to adjust the temperature and click through the options. You have 5 temperature settings to choose from for different levels and strength of vapor to your exact preference. There is no screen but the display is made of a series of LEDs which let you know which temperature you have currently selected.
The Black Widow is, of course, mainly designed for use with dry herbs but they do include a chamber insert which you can install in the oven to be able to use your concentrates as well, giving you plenty of versatility
The oven has also been designed to be low resistance which means you can easily draw through it even when you have packed it tightly for maximum efficiency. Thanks to clever design the oven heats up from cold in around about 30 seconds which means minimal time waiting around for it to get up to temperature.
Best Pen Vaporizer Under $50
Based on: Vapor Quality, Build, Look
Dr. Dabber Light Kit Vaporizer ($49.95)
The Dr. Dabber light kit vaporizer is not just a good looking wax pen, but also a highly user-friendly vaping device. It is undoubtedly the most chosen and praised pen-style vaporizer in the brand, being more sought after than the Dr. Dabber Boost, the Dr. Dabber Aurora, or the Dr. Dabber Ghost. Although it could be argued that this is down to value for money as the price for the Dr. Dabber Light Kit Vaporizer really can't be argued with.
In terms of quality, price and performance, there are few brands that surpass Dr. Dabber’s vape standards. Nowadays, millions of pen vapes are coming to market due to their great popularity but we must recognize that there are only a few brands per year that keep up their popularity, as users are increasingly critical according to their needs, desires and pockets.
The Light Kit vaporizer is designed to run at lower temperatures for maximum aroma transfer (for use with aromatherapy concentrates). The Light Kit uses the same titanium coils that are found in the Ghost Kit and are known for a fresh and clean tasting vapor. The Light Kit features 10-second shutoff and long-lasting battery life.
Best Dry Herb Vaporizer Below $40
Based on: Vapor Quality, Build, Look
Yocan Evolve Vaporizer - $39.99
The Yocan Evolve Vaporizer is the best recommendation we can possibly give for the best dry herb vaporizer under $40.00. It is perfect for a person that is just getting into the world of vaping.
The beating heart of the Yocan is the dual coil quartz atomizer which can make light work of the stickiest of your favorite dry herbs. To guarantee high quality flavor the quartz rods were selected due to their ability to reach high temperatures rapidly and not taint the flavor of your herbs in any way.
Of all the vapes for sale on the market this is one for someone who might be concerned about vaping in the first place. You get a replaceable battery and a full spectrum of temperatures. It is both lightweight and easy to pocket and use while on the move. Simply put, you won’t find anything cheaper that’s better. It is easy to use and maintain and has an easy to read digital display.
And if you want to get something a little extra the Yocan Evolve Plus Vaporizer is $45.95 and offers a few extras you can find here.
Best Value Pipe
Based on: Size, Weight, Concealment and Discreetness
Genius Pipe - $119.95
It's not called the Genius Pipe for no reason. The water-less filtration system, some would say revolution, that is the Genius Pipe! The innovative Genius Pipe is a new take on a smoking classic, some people (including us) would say this is a modern masterpiece of smoking wonderment.
By utilizing well-known and well-developed dimple technology, this pipe has amazing cooling and filtering capabilities.
The Genius Pipe has a minimalistic three-piece design makes travelling with it really easy because you can pre-pack a bowl with your favorite dry herb and slide the cover back over the bowl before going out allowing you to toke on the go, wherever whenever (as Shakira might say).
The Genius Pipe is a combustion pipe so like any other combustion pipe, fill up the bowl, light the bowl and take a drag. The pipe allows you to inhale nice cool smoke because of the dimple technology. From military supersonic jets, to gaming computers, and even food storage – dimple technology is used in a wide array of products and it's only the best of the best for the Genius Pipe. The dimple technology pulls the smoke through hundreds and thousands of indents, this method cleans the smoke that you inhale and filters out any unwanted tar or resin, and for a combustion system this is revolutionary.
The Genius Pipe’s waterless method of filtration is by far the cleanest you could find, with its simple three-piece design and magnetic hold it's so easy to maintain and clean, gently pull the two pieces apart and wipe them down with some cleaning solution and a cloth, this will allow you to enjoy more clean hits.
Best Cheap Vaporizer
Based on: User Experience, Price, Vapor Quality
Black Mamba Vaporizer- $46.00
The Black Mamba Vaporizer has a rating of 4.5 stars based on 233 reviews on our site for good reason. The reason is people love it!
The Black Mamba is a conduction vaporizer for your favorite dry herbs and it is well known for its precise and even heating. The unique shape and design of this 'best value vaporizer' allows for a large ceramic chamber that holds about 0.65g of your favorite dry herb.
This kick ass vaporizer features an all glass vapor path and a food grade glass mouthpiece (to keep you safe and healthy) as well as an amazing 20 second heat up time and 5 pre-set temperatures, 220°C (425°F), 210°C (410°F), 200°C (400°F), 190°C (375°F) and 180°C (356°F).
Because this baby is a herbal vaporizer with a kick ass conduction system, it's best that your favorite dry herbs are ground finely for the best results when it comes to vaporizing.
The exterior is coated with a soft touch rubber material with a single button and temperature gauge with LED lights on the side. The Black Mamba Vaporizer has a non-removable battery and it will last 2 hours after a full charge that takes about two hours, so it's not the best when it comes to battery life (certainly not the worst either) but with the great looks, performance and price it's easy to see why this dry herb vaporizer is extremely popular with our customers.
Explanation of Categories:
Best Overall Portable It is a category that highlights the best portable vaporizer with regards to vapor quality, consistency, ease of use, dependability, and maintenance/cleaning. It is the best of the best with regards to portables and is highly recommended whether you are an experienced or beginner vaporist.
Best Vapor Quality: “Vapor quality” is a term you will find being thrown around but is never fully defined. Best vapor quality refers to the best temperature, best taste, and the best production or density. The highest rated vaporizer in the category produces some of the best-tasting vapor that can be experienced in a portable. It is more than enough to meet the needs of a daily user and leave a beginner wondering why he/she had not made the switch to this vape earlier.
Most Discreet/Portable: It is a category for the people looking for absolute portability and discretion without the need to sacrifice key features such as vapor quality or battery life. The most portable vaporizer is probably the smallest one, which is ready to use quickly and easily pocketable. The vaporizers in this category can typically be taken on all-day activities such as concerts, festivals, skiing/snowboarding, hiking, boating, etc.
Best Dry Herb Vape Pen: Initially, this was a small niche market with just one option but now there are 2 options. The vaporizers in the category mimic the design, look, and feel of a pen. They should be easy to conceal and preferably heat up fast to ensure maximum discreteness. They should also be capable of vaporizing your herbs fully without combustion.
Best Cheap Vaporizer: If you would like to buy a portable vaporizer on a budget, you should check out the recommendations for best cheap vaporizer. Cheap here does not refer to physically made cheap, but rather best priced vaporizer without having to sacrifice reliability or quality.
Best Portable Vaporizers Below $200: It is a category of vaporizers that will be the best options for less than $200 and the categories including an amount of money are similarly categorized.
The fact is that any of the vaporizers here could be someone’s favorite. It is worth noting that not everyone will share opinions regarding what constitutes the best vaporizer. It depends completely on your situation.
Having said that, the Mighty and the Crafty are definitely among the best overall portable vaporizers currently on the market for a lot of people because of their consistency and ease of use. The ideal vaporizer for a person that wants replaceable batteries is definitely the Davinci IQ while the Pax 3 is the ideal vaporizer for a stealth user that’s always on the move.
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