Dry herb vaporizers have become significantly more popular in the past few years thanks to the rapid spread of marijuana legalization. As long as public opinion keeps favoring marijuana legalization, dry herb vaporizers will continue to grow in popularity.
Our Favorite Dry Herb Vaporizers
This continually updated list will serve as a great reference to let you know which dry herb vapes are the latest and greatest. As long as you buy one of the vapes on this list, you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting the best possible weed vaping experience imaginable.
Best Portable Dry Herb Vape: PAX 3
The PAX 3 Kit is one of the most reliable portable vaporizers on the market. It works with both loose leaf and extracts making it an all-in-one vaporizer for anyone to enjoy. The full kit includes a concentrate insert, charger, maintenance kit, 3 screens, an extra mouthpiece, and more.
These days the PAX is a tried and true portable vaporizer purchase, having succeeded on the market for a few years safely now. The PAX 3 was refined in a few important ways, including with improved functionality, the potential ability to vape concentrates, and a matte aluminum finish that looks beautiful and isn’t a fingerprint and scratch magnet.
It’s easy to conceal in a pocket and carry around all day. The PAX 3 vaporizer itself is a heavy, durable, all-in-one build. It’s solid and durable—no breakable glass.
The PAX 3 is made of safe, medical-grade materials, including a stainless steel vapor tube and oven and silicone mouthpiece. The non-ceramic heating element is placed outside of the vapor path. It feels nice in your hand, and we are not embarrassed to admit that we chose the teal matte finish, one of four color options.
The PAX 3 as a whole is less than four inches tall, and the dry herb oven holds approximately one-third of a gram. A fully packed chamber should deliver 15 to 25 draws.
If you’re kind of over buttons entirely, shake the PAX 3 instead to exit temp mode or check battery life. And of course it’ll vibrate so you know it’s ready to go.
Unlike the original PAX, the PAX 3 is easy to clean. All you need to do is hit the mouthpiece, the oven, and the vapor path tube with cotton swabs and isopropyl alcohol (ISO).
The PAX 3 is a great portable all-around vape for every day use. It’s excellent for at home use for those who hate being stuck at a table or outlet, and we were pleasantly surprised by the performance of the concentrate insert. Overall, the PAX 3 balances lots of fun features with being a great, accessible vape for beginners.
As a basic matter, the PAX 3 smart oven technology heats up quickly, and offers haptic feedback for a seamless user experience. Those intuitive, simple controls replace those endless clicking buttons on other vaporizers, and we love that. One hidden button on the PAX 3 mouthpiece manages it all. Click once to power on or off. Click and hold to enter temperature change mode. The hassle-free, flexible shut-off timer means no clicks at all and sessions on our own time.
The PAX “flower petal” LEDs communicate with you about current temperature, battery level, the heating process, and when the vape is ready to use.
PAX 3 is clean, easy to use, and intuitive, and that efficient smart tech produces excellent vapor. And speaking of efficiency, our team loved the battery life and big dry herb chamber. With a full charge we got 90 minutes of vaping time on average from the PAX 3. Because the device’s oven turns itself off as needed, it’s just far more efficient and offers some of the best battery life from this kind of dry herb vape.
What we love about it
The PAX 3 basic kit costs $199, and the complete kit runs $249. The basic kit includes the device and charger, the cleaning kit, and two mouthpieces, raised and flat. The complete kit includes almost $100 worth of extra accessories, including the concentrate insert, a multi-tool, the half-pack oven lid, and an extra set of screens.
For us, it’s an easy choice, because we love concentrates, so the kit is the only way to go, but either way it’s a high-end option at a mid-range cost. The complete kit is also a must for anyone who might ever want to pack a partial oven.
Speaking of concentrates, the PAX 3 vaporizer really does work for this. Is it the same experience as hitting some top-shelf e-bong on the coffee table? Of course not—but nothing portable like this is.
Who it’s for
If vaporizing concentrates is your main thing, keep reading for our best dual-purpose option, but if you mix it up a lot with herb or just add concentrates in sometimes, the PAX 3 is perfect.
PAX 3 vapor quality can be thick and dense, especially if you watch your temperature settings. It takes around 25 to 30 seconds to hit the highest of the four temperature settings, and of course if you use the app, you can tweak things from there.
The PAX 3 works best when you grind your cannabis or other plant material as fine as you can before loading the chamber. This vape, unlike many others, actually benefits from a tighter pack.
Best Swappable Battery Vape: Davinci IQ
The DaVinici IQ is a premium dry herb vaporizer with a removable battery. It's portable, easy to clean, and long-lasting which makes it one of our favorite dry herb vapes.
The DaVinci IQ conduction vaporizer delivers impressive design, portability, and style. This is an elegant looking vape for even the more image-conscious consumer. The brushed aluminum finish holds up to scratches and fingerprints well.
The end caps are magnetic, the mouthpiece end offering easy access to the battery compartment and the flavor chamber with the oven on the opposite side.
Easy to load as it is on the eyes, a mirrored finish in the loading actually guides your herbs into position. A tight pack benefits the Davinci IQ, so use the adjustable ceramic zirconia spacer called the pearl to reduce the bowl size by 30 percent if you’d like a shorter session.
The Davinci IQ is durable, almost entirely metal and ceramic zirconia, including the hinges and doors. Everything feels sturdy, and the whole unit is one, solid piece. People who use portable vaporizers need them to be built tough enough to stand up to an active lifestyle, and this one definitely is.
The Davinci IQ places itself in the premium level of portable vaporizers available right now with an easily swappable 18650 battery. This lets you push sessions as long as you like. You’ll always be ready with an extra battery or two and an external charger. Plus, these kinds of replaceable lithium ion batteries typically last for 500 cycles, so they’re durable like the vaporizer itself.
Like the PAX 3, the Davinci IQ vaporizer has some features users can only access via a smartphone app. Although Android users and Apple users who already downloaded the app are not affected, it can affect certain aspects of performance for others who can’t use the app.
It’s been our experience that of all three of these vapes impacted by this app issue, the DaVinci IQ is least affected. This is maybe because it was among the first vaporizers to come out with an app. On the other hand, it could be a matter of good design; the Davinci IQ app works so well because it complements the intuitive use of the vape, although it’s not required for use to offer users more choice.
The vape itself still offers access to the four smart paths and full digital temperature controls. All that’s really missing is a few tweaks, such as vibration alerts, stealth mode, a customized smart path.
Davinci’s smart paths allow users to plan their own settings and changes to the temperature, and implement them like a program. In a way, it’s like being able to customize all settings more completely. Users can either use the Davinci IQ in its default state, allowing the smart paths to adjust the temperature during a session, select a preferred smart path, or create their own smart path. Regardless, the Davinci IQ will take over, implement the right settings, and remember them.
What we love about it
We each got at least 6 sessions from a full charge, and more like 8 or 9 on average—well over an hour, and closer to an hour and a half. Now, charging does take longer, especially if you’re charging internally. It’s about 2 hours externally for a full charge and almost 4 hours in the device. But you can also use any 18650 battery that has more than 10 amps, so having extras on hand avoids this problem.
The IQ is designed to produce better taste with cooler, smoother vapor. The ceramic zirconia parts and ceramic oven heat without adding unwanted flavors, and the device implements three cooling techniques.
First, the oven and the mouthpiece are at opposite ends of the device similar to the PAX design, affording ample room for the vapor to cool. The flavor chamber also has plenty of cooling space, and the mouthpiece protects your lips from heat with a baffling unit.
We also love how intuitive the controls are, not to mention functional and cool looking. Haptic feedback plus a 51 light grid-shaped display tell you everything you need to know about battery level, temperature, timing, and mode.
Among the best features of the Davinci vaporizer is the flavor chamber. This section sits between the mouthpiece and the oven, and you can use it to either coat the herb with residue from your current session, infuse your vapor with herbs, or both. Even empty, the flavor chamber helps the vapor cool, and you can scrape it down to reclaim that delicious residue.
In the box with the Davinci IQ vaporizer you also get a Sony 3500mAh 18650 battery and USB cable for charging it; a cleaning brush and cotton swabs; a 10mm mouthpiece; a carry can; a keychain tool; and the owner’s manual.
Like the PAX team, the Davinci team wants you to be satisfied, and their 10-year warranty on defects and workmanship proves it. That doesn’t cover normal wear and tear on the mouthpiece hinges or bowl, but it’s pretty good.
Maintenance and cleaning are easy. Just soak everything that you can remove from the device—except the battery!—in isopropyl alcohol (ISO), ideally 91%. Then rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly. Once you have reassembled the device, use ISO on a swab to clean the outside of the unit.
Who it’s for
In terms of the comparison between Davinci IQ vs PAX 3, both have about the same warranty, about the same price, and a very similar heating method and construction. The difference is more in ability to use concentrates (advantage: PAX 3) and interchangeable batteries (advantage: Davinci).
The Davinci IQ is perfect for beginners in that it’s very easy to use, but it also has enough features that real vape enthusiasts will also be happy. It’s tough enough to truly be portable, and it’s genuinely stylish looking. We do love the ability to swap out batteries, and this app is the closest one to optional in terms of retaining all the cool features without needing it.
The Davinci IQ is least useful for vapers who love dabs and concentrates. You can wrap your concentrates in filters and get it done, but you’ll stain your IQ and the Davinci is just a much better dry herb vape. The other issue is that it really does work best with a tamped, very fine grind, but that’s true of just about any conduction vaporizer. Unlike the PAX 3, the IQ keeps heating your herbs even if you’re not hitting it, and a fully loaded chamber is most effective.
Best High-End Vape: The Mighty
The Mighty is a luxurious and experiential vape that will make you feel like royalty. It's smooth delivery and portability makes it one of the best sellers on the market right now.
If you’ve ever tried the Volcano Vaporizer from Storz and Bickel, you know why it has become a legend on the cannabis scene. The Mighty takes that Volcano desktop quality vapor and brings it into a portable, handheld device.
This isn’t a sleek little thing you slide into your pocket with your other stuff, but its longer battery life and impressive vapor quality takes it way beyond more compact vaporizers.
Around the size of a Gameboy, the Mighty is ideal for those who don’t mind shelling out for a premium vaping experience—and want to be able to take that experience to go. It is also perfect for any vapor chaser who wants no effort or learning curve yet demands the best quality experience. Yes, the $350 price tag is on the high side of the category. On the other hand, you may no longer need a desktop vape if you invest in the Mighty.
The Mighty is less ideal for anyone looking for a discreet, tiny portable device. The Mighty is the biggest vaporizer on this list.
While the Mighty isn’t exactly tiny in your pocket, that larger build lets you leave your charger at home and rely on the twin built-in 18650 batteries instead. With about 90 minutes of battery life you can expect to vape through at least 8 full ovens on a single charge.
Better still, you only need a basic power plug to charge it, and it takes less than 2 hours to achieve. And if your Mighty dies totally you can use pass-through charging and vape while you’re plugged in.
The Storz & Bickel Mighty is easy to load even without a funnel thanks to its handy loading container. It has a hole in the bottom for easy refilling and clamps on top, making refills simple. The one drawback to this system is that the device tips over easily, so you still have to hold it or place it in a stand to load it.
Unlike the others on this list, the Mighty doesn’t use an app, and the controls are actually very simple. No button sequences to remember, no bluetooth, no app to get around if you use Apple. You can always easily see the battery life and temperature right on the display, and you just press a button to change the heat.
With a full charge on the battery, the Mighty reaches 400° F (204° C) in just over a minute. It takes a little longer as the charge drops, so if quick effects are important to you, keep it charged.
What we love about it
Who else loves the Mighty? We found it ideal for fat cloud chasers. Even at high temperatures, the vapor is smooth and cool thanks to the unit on top, and you can take seriously thick pulls with little draw resistance.
For more flavorful vapor, opt for lower temperatures below 370° F (187°-188° C). This range is where the Mighty really shines, delivering long, relaxed, drawn-out, flavorful sessions. The ability to really be precise with temperature control really leads to the best premium experience.
Another benefit is that you can get through an entire oven with the Mighty without stirring, thanks to the convection heat isolation. One big oven delivers around 10 to 12 big hits.
What’s in the box with the Mighty? The Mighty vaporizer itself along with its power adapter; an herb grinder; spare screens; a filling tool; a liquid pad, spare seal rings; a dosing capsule; a cleaning brush; and instructions.
At 5.5 inches tall, the Mighty is definitely not pocket size and that is its biggest drawback. It’s more like a Gameboy or a small stack of smartphones—maybe approaching an old Walkman if you remember what that is only taller.
However, it does fit in most hands, and it’s easy to grip and use. And the quality is so good, you really may not care.
The Mighty stays cool even if you’ve been vaping awhile thanks to its heat spreaders, fins that run along its sides. Even the plastic near the oven is cool in seconds after powering down—no need to wait to load up again.
You can buy a stand for the Mighty, which we recommend. We don’t love how wobbly it is without help.
Best Basic Dual-Purpose Vape: Firefly 2+
The Firefly 2+ is an affordable, portable vape that doesn't compromise quality or durability for it's lower price point. It's perfect for beginners or the discreet vapor.
The Firefly 2+ boasts a lower price and better air flow, and works great for both concentrates and dry herb, making it our pick for best dual-purpose vape. This small but powerful connoisseur vaporizer delivers great tasting vapor and fits in a tiny pocket, ready to go anywhere.
Firefly 2+ vaporizers are petite and classy, with a stylish, elegant look. Like the PAX 3, the Firefly 2+ really is small enough for your pocket and subtle looking.
The Firefly 2+ uses a two-button-press to prevent it from heating up accidentally—like in your pocket. If you’ve never used a Sherlock-style pipe this can feel a little awkward to hit, but you get used to it. You simply press the buttons while cradling the vape in your hand. The flat shape of the mouthpiece forces you to keep it flat. You can change the settings with the app so the Firefly 2+ fires with just one button, if you’re not worried about unintentionally turning on.
The Firefly 2+ is still a tight draw compared to the Firefly 2, but the designers have reportedly improved the air flow by 33 percent. We can feel the difference, although the draw remains a little more restricted.
The Firefly 2+ allows for variable draws so users can hit it their way. Each hit is designed to be 15 to 30 seconds long, with the first six or seven seconds the most flavorful, and the rest accompanied by thicker vapor as the temperature rises.
Average battery life for the Firefly 2+ is tricky, especially since it’s an on-demand design. For most of us we were in the 5 to 6 bowl range, with about 5 to 8 hits per bowl. Temperature and airflow of course affect results, but the Firefly 2+ feels about average for battery life.
On the other hand, recharging is faster than normal—less than an hour on the USB-C dock. In fact you will be close to capacity in less than half an hour.
Because it uses convection heating, the Firefly 2+ will probably need an occasional stir in a session. Real flavor fans may want to stir more often to avoid burning and access more terpenes.
Out of the box, it is set to 400°F. The Firefly 2+ features a total of seven on-board temperatures. Since it gives you an on-board range in 20 degree increments from 320°F to 420°F for herb with a 500°F setting for concentrates, you really don’t need the smartphone app. However, the app adds a few nice features, takes the temperature scale all the way down to 200°F in 10 degree increments, and generally makes temperature control a lot simpler. Post app ban, if you can’t use the app you really need to understand how every control works by memory, and you lose the temperature/calibration and battery meter features.
Why we love it
Probably the biggest benefit of the Firefly 2+ is amazing flavor. Whether you’re using it with concentrates or dry herbs, the Firefly 2+ really does taste fantastic thanks to a pure air path and gentle, controlled convection heat.
Once you have packed the Firefly 2 Plus vape, you can proceed at your own pace thanks to its nearly instant heat up time. In 20 seconds you can take a full draw from a cold start, and then wait until later without waste between hits to finish your oven.
One of the reasons the Firefly 2+ is known for flavor is that it handles dry herb and concentrates just about equally well. That’s also why it’s our dual-purpose vape choice. It comes ready to go with an installed stainless steel concentrate pad already in the bowl, so set the temperature to 500℉, add a small portion of concentrate to the middle of the pad, and you’re off to the races.
Your first hit will melt your concentrate to the pad, like with any similar vape, and then you’ll get nice, thick clouds. You don’t need one concentrated hit; instead, you can go at your own pace, drawing hits out over the course of a session. Yes, it’s not too often that a vaporizer handles dry herb and concentrates equally well, but the Firefly 2+ has just about everyone else beaten.
Maintenance and cleaning is easy for the Firefly 2+, and that’s good, because you’ll be doing it often. That’s one drawback. However, cleaning is very easy. Just open the lid, check the mouthpiece screen for clogs, and wipe down the glass and bowl. Convection vaporizers perform optimally with regular cleaning, and of course flavor is better too, so don’t skip this.
The Firefly warranty covers any defect and workmanship issues for 2 years. Along with the Firefly 2+ vaporizer in the box are the charging dock and USB-C 3.0 cable; 1 rechargeable battery; 1 stainless steel concentrate pad; 3 alcohol wipes; and the user guide.
The Firefly 2+ works best with really regular maintenance and cleaning, as mentioned. In addition to normal cleaning, don’t forget to check the mouthpiece screen for clogs.
Also, as a full convection vaporizer, the Firefly 2+ is closely affected by herb pack and draw speed, so pay attention to these as you get used to the device. The 15-second hit timer for the Firefly 2+ is about on point for thicker clouds, and draws that are shorter than ten seconds may feel weak.
Pack the bowl full with coarse to medium grind herbs. This avoids hot air bypassing the herbs and moving them to the side and extra fine herbs clogging the screen or blowing out of the bowl.
Who it’s for
The Firefly 2+ is ideal for the frequent vaper and flavor chaser who wants to vape anytime, anywhere—and maybe dry herbs, maybe concentrates. It’s seriously portable, easy to use, and helps conserve your herbs with on-demand heating.
Yes, you’ll be stirring some if you want to get the most of the Firefly 2+, and it does need to stay clean. But if you care about taste, the Firefly 2+ is among the best options available.
So, these were some of the best dry herb vaporizers that you can buy and enjoy an amazing vaping session. That said, let’s have a look at some things that you should always consider before buying a dry herb vaporizer.
Things to Consider Before Buying the Best Dry Herb Vaporizer
If you are an expert vapor then we are sure you must have a pretty good grasp of the things down below. However, that is not the case with beginners. Keeping that in mind here are a few things you should consider before buying a dry herb vaporizer:
Basic Design Features
When you buy any product there are always some basic features that you should make sure they are present in your vape. Moreover, try to get the best components in your budget to make the most out of your vaping experience. Have a look at the features down below:
- Oven – If you haven’t heard about the oven of a vape then you must have heard about chamber (also Oven). It is a spot where you place your blossom/herb to warm. This is generally comprised of materials that are acceptable conveyors of warmth, prevalently ceramic or metal.
- Airpath – This is the way for the vapor to arrive at the mouthpiece. Fundamentally, a more extended mouthpiece is favored as it keeps the vapor cool and doesn’t wind up consuming your lips.
- Temperature control – Vaporizers nowadays gives the users full opportunity to set the temperature as indicated by their inclination. You can tap on the bolt buttons to set the temperature or set it by means of the cell phone application featured by the vaporizer.
- Mouthpiece – This is the place you vape the herb and remember to beware of the components, for example, – the length, draw resistance and concealability of the mouthpiece.
Finding the Right Herb
The most common mistake made by newbie vapers is that they buy poor quality herbs. And, later on blame the vaporizer for not giving the exotic flavor and taste that they were expecting. So, make sure you do an in-depth research before buying the dry herb for vaping. Moreover, if you choose the wrong material initially, it might be hazardous for your health. As your body might not be able to handle bad quality dry herbs.
Grinding your Herb
The most imperative piece of vaping is to completely pound the herb and suitably pressing them. Finely granulating the herb is fundamental to guarantee uniform heating of the herb so as to deliver the best quality vapor.
The easiest way to do this is to get a standout amongst other herb processors for vaporizer accessible available. Additionally, pressing the vape fittingly is as significant as granulating it. Don’t over pack the oven, or utilize any sharp articles to pack the herb. These things may end up harming the oven.
Maintenance of the Vape
Support is a major factor with regards to utilizing a vaporizer. You should keep it clean and it will require cleaning every once in a while. This isn’t an issue as long as it’s anything but difficult to clean. Thus, you ought to consistently search for vaporizers that require less upkeep. Conduction vaporizers require less support when contrasted with the convection ones.
There is one more thing that will assume a job here and that is the need to overhaul. There are a few vaporizers that expect you to redesign them every once in a while. This would expect you to place an additional exertion and you should contribute additional time here. A few vaporizers require a move up to diminish the danger of breakdown.
Nonetheless, this isn’t the situation with each other vaporizer and you can generally locate the ones that expect practically zero upkeep. Be that as it may, regardless of which vaporizer you get, you should clean it at whatever point required.
Durability of the Vaporizer
The durability of the vaporizer that you are purchasing is likewise something imperative to remember. On the off chance that the vaporizer that you purchase is durable, it will keep going for quite a while and it will merit the speculation. You will have the option to utilize it and it won’t get harmed or quit working for quite a while. This is something that ought to be on our needs list at whatever point we go out to purchase something.
In the event that the material utilized in the development of the vaporizer isn’t durable, it will get harmed effectively. Likewise, it could quit working after some time. You should purchase a trade for the harmed part in such a case. In the most pessimistic scenarios, you may need to purchase another one. This isn’t practical and you can without much of a stretch to keep away from it by giving a little consideration while purchasing the item.
The quality of the material utilized in the construction of the vaporizer will likewise assume a significant job. You ought to consistently go for the items that are made of acceptable quality material to guarantee the best possible use. On the off chance that the material utilized in the construction of the vaporizer isn’t sufficient, it won’t do well in the more drawn out run. Likewise, it will influence the general execution of the vaporizer.
Then again, if the material utilized in the construction of the vaporizer is of acceptable quality, it will do well with regards to execution. Also, you will be happy with the item and you’ll unquestionably have a superior involvement in it. Thus, you should remember this thing and consistently go for the vaporizers that are made of acceptable quality material.
Don’t Hit the Vape Very Often
In the event that you are into vaping, doing it a few times per week won’t be hazardous. Be that as it may, doing it consistently isn’t solid. Likewise, on the off chance that you are a learner and have done it a couple of times, you should take as much time as is needed before hitting it whenever. This is significant on the grounds that doing it all the time won’t be useful for your wellbeing and you may feel unsteady in the event that you do it consistently.
All things considered, these are a few hints that you can use to improve your vaping sessions. From a gentle session to an exceptional one, these tips will have their task to carry out. So, make sure you never overdo the vape as it is dangerous for both the newbies and expert vapers.
Setting the Right Temperature
When you use a vape, you will find several temperature settings in most of the products. Each temperature will help you in adjusting the intensity of each drag that you will be vaping. Higher temperatures are used to take stronger drugs while lower temperatures are suitable for light and smooth drags. Make sure you set the right temperature according to your needs. To do that, do a thorough research about the product before moving forward.
These were some of the things that you should consider before buying any dry herb vaporizer. Now, moving forward, let’s discuss about the types of vaporizers that you can buy. There are several types of vaporizers which can be bought but make sure you don’t go for a complicated vape right off the bat. As it will do you more harm than good.
Types of Vaporizers
In our review of the best dry herb vaporizers we have only discussed the products regarding the same. However, there are different types of vapes available out there. And, if you don’t find the dry herb vaporizers to your liking then you can always go for another option. That being said, here are the types of vapes that you can buy according to your liking and taste:
If you are a beginner who is just exploring the world of vaping then you must have heard about E-cigarettes at some point. While all nicotine vapes can be designated “e-cigarettes”, the term is most ordinarily utilized for cigarlike, devices that are like a cigarette fit as a fiddle. These generally come in a couple of piece designs and are most likely the least demanding vapes to work. One-piece designs are normally disposable, while two-piece e-cigarettes accompany replaceable cartridges. Here are few reasons to buy e-cigarettes
- Little and advantageous
- Ideal for stealth vaping
- Simple to utilize
The most recent kind of vape to hit the market, case vapes are probably the most down to earth vaping devices accessible. A case vape is a two-piece device, with one being the battery and the other a replaceable and regularly refillable case. Unit vapes are typically reasonable and extremely simple to utilize, while performing at a more elevated level than most e-cigarettes. They are likewise an ideal fit for nicotine salt e-fluid, making them an extremely effective vape for nicotine conveyance. Here are some reasons to go for Pod Vapes:
- Extremely simple to work
- Down to earth structure factor
- Refillable or replaceable cases
- Button or draw-actuated
- Perfect for stealth vaping
The principal development of an e-cigarette, vape pens are bigger and perform superior to cigarlike. While they shift in size, most vape pens are sufficiently minimized to fit in the hand. They for the most part contain two sections: the battery and the tank. These can be separable, or arrive in an across the board design. Vape pens accompany interior batteries and their ability is regularly restricted because of the generally small size of the devices. Here are a few reasons to buy Vape pens:
- Preferable execution over e-cigarettes
- Longer battery life
- Replaceable loops or cartridges
- Simple to utilize
Box Mod Starter Kits
Box mod packs are bigger and progressively proficient vapes and spread generally middle of the road to cutting edge vapes. The additional size as a rule implies better execution and longer battery life, as a rule as outside vape batteries. Most box mods accompany settings and features, for example, factor wattage or even temperature control. The included tanks can be mouth to lung clearomizers.
The most well-known configuration for a box mod starter pack would be a solitary battery mod with variable wattage and temperature control capacities, matched with a mid-extend sub ohm tank. Here are a few reasons to buy Box Mod Starter Kits:
- Numerous choices to look over
- Better Performance
- Long-running interior or outside batteries
- Can be utilized with different tanks
High Wattage Box Mod Starter Kits
High wattage box mod starter packs are probably the most well-known vapes available. They are box mod starter packs with the additional power that extra batteries are advertising. By and large, high wattage box mods are matched with tanks that take replaceable loops, yet you may likewise discover them combined with rebuildables, for example, RDAs, RTAs or RDTAs. The quantity of batteries directs the size and power points of confinement of the device; most high wattage box mods take a few batteries, however four batteries or more isn’t incomprehensible. Here are some reasons to buy High Wattage Box Mod Starter Kits:
- Incredible assortment in size, execution, specs and abilities
- Tanks are exchangeable
- The absolute best performing vapes accessible
- More batteries=longer battery life
Regulated Squonk Starter Kits
These are the most progressive vapes of this rundown. Actually, a sub-classification of box mod starter packs, squonk arrangements have become so famous of late that are deserving of their own classification. Squonkers give a commonsense technique to encouraging your atomizer with e-fluid. A run of the mill managed squonk arrangement contains a squonk competent box mod and a base encouraged RDA. The mod houses a squeezable container that is associated with the atomizer deck through a shallow 510, for all intents and purposes working as an outer tank segment.
Because of the container consuming the space where a battery would have been placed, a solitary battery squonk mod will have generally a similar size with a dual-battery box mod. Subsequently, most squonk packs come in single battery configuration, however dual-battery squonkers are turning out to be increasingly more well-known of late. Here are some reasons to go for the Regulated Squonk Starter Kits:
- Extremely high-performing devices
- RDAs can be worked to one’s needs
- No compelling reason to trickle
So, these were the most common types of vaporizers available in the market. Make sure you pick the vape which is suitable to your skill set. As they are quite expensive and the advanced level vapes are hard to maintain too. The best thing to do is start with a beginner vape and learn your way through the end.
Pros and Cons of Vaping Dry Herb
It is quite evident that every product comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. That said, we have made a list of pros and cons regarding vaping dry herbs. In the end, the decision is yours. Make sure you have a good look at the pros and cons so you can make the decision wisely. So, let’s begin without wasting anymore time:
Pros of Dry Herb Vaping
As referenced prior, a vaporizer warms up the substance as opposed to consuming it, staying away from the utilization of poisonous substances discharged during ignition. By doing so not only you are safe from poisonous gases, you can enjoy your vaping session without any worries.
No foul scent
None of the vaporizers are totally smell free yet you won’t smell weed totally as you do in smoking. This is because when you smoke a cigarette there is no containment of the dry herb. But in the case of vaping, the dry herb is stored in a separate chamber. Thus, very less smell is released outside.
Doctors and wellbeing experts prescribe their patients to vape cannabis utilizing an herbal vaporizer for better outcomes. Although this is a controversial topic, there are actually some evidence that implies that medical cannabis can actually help to treat some diseases.
Extraordinary flavor content
You find a good pace flavor while vaping weed than smoking it. Numerous individuals vaporize their bud since they can taste the flavor better. This is arguably the best thing about vapes. As there are hundreds of flavors to choose from. Meaning you can easily find the best flavor according to your needs.
Customizable temperature settings create less cruel vapor than you acquire in smoking. As we said earlier, in smoking there is no containment of smoke. Moreover, you can even control temperature settings to heat the dry herb according to your liking.
Vaping enables you to take some brief breaks in the middle of a session, particularly with vaporizers like Ghost MV1 and Firefly 2. We have discussed these products above in the list of best dry herb vaporizers. There is a slight chance that customers might get irritated due to this auto shut-down. But in the end, it will stop you from getting addicted to vaping.
Already referenced above, contemplates have proven that vaping is the best strategy to expend cannabis that is additionally useful in assuaging pressure and helping individuals with PTSD, tension, and stress.
Cons of Dry Herb Vaping
You can see that the best cannabis vaporizers are not cheap, requires a somewhat overwhelming speculation initially. Today, you can discover various vaporizers that are moderate and goes under your spending limit. So, the chances are you might have to overspend in order to get the perfect dry herb vaporizer for you.
As vapes are used on batteries, they need to be charged after utilization. Initially, it won’t bug you but after some time, charging the vape time after time might irritate you. You can’t utilize your vaporizer except if it is charged for a specific time.
Cleaning and Maintaining
Nobody likes cleaning, right? Here, cleaning your vaporizer after every session is important to hold its effectiveness. And, cleaning a vape is not an easy job by any means. If you buy a complicated vaporizer then it would take you some time to get the hang of it.
Legitimate information and learning
Users need some an opportunity to figure out how to vape weed so as to accomplish the best vaping experience. When you gain proficiency with the technique to vape cannabis appropriately, at that point no one can prevent you from turning into a professional vaper.
FAQs on Dry Herb Vaporizers
As a customer there are always a few questions that might come in your mind. By keeping that in mind we have answered some of the most common questions asked by people about the best dry herb vaporizers that are available to fetch. Without wasting any more time let’s begin:
What is vaping?
Breathing in the vapor created by an e-cigarette or a vaporizer is known as vaping. The vapor can be created by utilizing materials, for example, e-Liquid, dry herb or a concentrate. Nowadays, most of the people are shifting towards dry herb vaping. As it is considered safer than other types of vaping. And, it is definitely safer than smoking cigarettes.
What is a vaporizer?
An electric device that produces vapor utilizing vaping material (e-Liquid, dry herb or a concentrate) is known as a vaporizer. It comprises of a battery, cartridges, an atomizer or a cartomizer, and the principle comfort. The battery creates the warmth in the cartomizer that interacts with the vaping material and changes it into vapor for breathing in.
What is a dry herb vaporizer?
The vaporizer that is explicitly designed to vape dry herb (crude cannabis or tobacco) is known as a weed vaporizer. This device comprises of little ovens/chamber to warm the substance (dry herb) electrically utilizing a battery to deliver vapor. The vapor is breathed in to appreciate the total advantages of any restorative herb or concentrate.
The vaporizer utilizes either convection or conduction strategies for heating, in this manner it doesn’t consume the herb discharging cancer-causing agents and other poisonous substances. Today, we can see vaporizers with computerized screen shows just as with a cell phone application designed for client accommodation.
How does a dry herb vaporizer work?
A vaporizer doesn’t consume your weed, rather, it warms the weed present in the oven either by convection, conduction, crossover of both, or enlistment strategies. Along these lines, vaporizers keep clients from ingesting carbon-monoxide and different unsafe materials happen in customary smoking.
Is pounding the herb essential for vaping?
It isn’t compulsory to crush your herb however to get the best flavor out of your herb pounding the herb is suggested. Crushing the herb guarantees uniform heating of the weed that brings out progressively number of psychoactive components in the weed and furthermore, it builds the productivity of the vaporizer. We are certain, you will have a stunning vaping experience when you finely pound the herb.
Does a vaporizer smell like weed after (or while) utilizing it?
Indeed, the vaporizer will possess an aroma like weed yet not as much as it does while smoking weed. There is this gentle aroma present in the vapor which can be sniffed when the client vapes, breathes in and breathes out vapor. This fragrance will be broken down immediately even in a shut situation and it won’t adhere to anything or smell your breath. We recommend you to clean the oven after every session to dispose of the smell.
In what capacity will I know whether my herb is totally completed or vaporized?
We don’t think there is any technique or equation to discover a response to this however indeed, you can get a thought on when your herb has been totally vaporized by keeping an eye on hardly any things. The flavor and the measure of vapor don’t continue as before after a specific number of draws. The strength and the smell of the flavor diminish with use. A few people judge it depending on their own inclination.
How would I clean my vaporizer?
Cleaning the vaporizer thoroughly relies upon the vaporizer that you are utilizing. A few vaporizers accompany some type of cleaning apparatus and on the off chance that your vaporizer doesn’t have any such instrument, at that point utilizing a funnel cleaner once the device chills off is proposed.
What is the most appropriate temperature for dry herb?
Being new to vaporizers, we would recommend you to start with a lower temperature. At the point when the temperature draws nearer to the consuming purpose of cannabis (around 400 °F), you will get harsher, increasingly unmistakable vapors taking after smoking and low temperature will create flavorful mellow vapors. In this manner, start with the low temperature and increase it gradually.
What are these distinctive heating techniques?
Convection – In this technique, the warmth is produced from the herb and is pulled in with the draw, the herb heats up when the warmth passes by it.
Conduction – Here the herb is in direct contact with the warmth.
Enlistment – Here an attractive acceptance field is made, where warmth is proliferated inside the field that warms the materials present inside the field. This is one of the quickest heating strategies.
Ignition – Here the herb is singed utilizing fire and is the most seasoned technique for devouring cannabis, related with smoking.
So, these were some of the most common questions asked by customers all around the globe. We hope we answered your question too and now you can enjoy vaping without extra worries.
Vaping vs. smoking weed: which is better?
Vaping is hands down the best possible way to enjoy your weed or other dry herb material. The benefits are numerous:
- You get significantly more life out of your dry herb. Rather than quickly burning it all, you can make your herb last much longer by using a vape at a low temperature.
- Vaping is much easier on your lungs. If you’re tired of inhaling harsh, hot smoke; then you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how smooth it is to inhale vapor. Why risk the negative health effects that come with inhaling combusted material if you don’t have to?
- Vaping produces much less smell. If you’re looking to be more discreet with your weed, then vaping is the way to go. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll still smell the weed a little bit, but it’s minimal compared to the powerful aroma that comes from smoking.
What temperature should you vape weed at?
The vaporization range for weed is 285F (when weed first begins to vaporize) all the way up to 392F (when weed begins to burn). Vaping weed at a low temperature (say from 285F-340F) will give you more flavor. It will also make your herb last much longer than high temperature vaping. The downside is that you’ll get significantly lower vapor production. High temperature weed vaping (from 341F on up) will give you those lung-bursting clouds of vapor. The downside is that your herb won’t last as long and you won’t get as much flavor from your hits.
How to vape weed: tips and tricks
- Use a grinder. This will help you get the maximum amount of airflow when vaping your favorite dry herb. More airflow = greater vapor production.
- Start at a low temperature and work your way up. Even if you’ve vaped a higher temperature with a different vaporizer, you’ll want to start at the lowest temperature with your new vape. You don’t want to run the risk of burning your weed. Additionally, this will help your herb last much longer. Start low and get that sweet flavor, and slowly crank up the temperature to maximize the lifespan of your bud.
- Don’t overpack or underpack your chamber. This has a *huge* impact on the airflow and thus the vapor production of your device. You want to pack just enough weed so that it sits together, but not so little that you don’t get any vapor.
- Wait a few seconds between hits. Waiting up to 20 seconds between each hit gives your vaporizer enough time to actually vape the weed, and you’ll get much more satisfying hits than you would if you don’t wait long enough.
- Make sure that you have a full charge *before* packing the chamber. Nothing is more disappointing than realizing that you spent all that time grinding and packing just to see that dreaded red light. Keep your vape charged and you’ll always be ready to get high.
- Keep the chamber clean. A clean chamber and airflow path ensures that there is no blockage that will prevent you from getting that sweet vapor. If you notice that your vape is producing less vapor than normal, then it’s definitely overdue for a cleaning. Don’t be lazy.
What are the best dry herb vaporizers?
- Davinci IQ
- PAX 3
- Cloudious 9
- Firefly 2
We’ve hand-selected all of the vaporizers on this list according to a variety of factors. We compared performance, styling, customer service, price, features, and more to determine which ones are the best for the vast majority of dry herb vapers. If you choose any of the products on this list, you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting one of the best dry herb vaping devices in the world today. No matter which one you choose, you won’t be disappointed.
More Info About Dry Herb Vaporizers
Anyone who has ever hacked up half a lung after smoking a joint or watched half of their flower float away as smoke knows why vaporizers are so popular. Vaporizing dry herb is far more efficient than smoking it, and medical cannabis patients in particular have taken up vaping as a healthier alternative to smoking. Here we cover everything there is to know about vaporizers, including how vaporizers work, what kinds of vaporizers are out there, how dry herb vaporizers work, vaporizers for dry herb vs concentrates, and more FAQ.
- What is a Vaporizer?
- What is a Vaporizer Used For?
- Types of Vaporizers
- Which Vaporizer is Healthiest?
- Is a Vaporizer Healthier Than Smoking?
- Final Thoughts
What is a Vaporizer?
A vaporizer is an electronic device that heats a substance—such as dry plant matter or concentrate such as an oil made from a plant—into vapor for inhaling. People frequently use vaporizers to consume e-liquids made for them, with or without nicotine, as well as cannabis concentrates, aromatherapy oils, and dry herbs. Each substance has a different vaporization point, so these devices have to achieve a range of temperatures.
A vaporizer is not the same as an e-cigarette. An e-cigarette automatically vaporizes a premixed e-liquid with nicotine, and the contents of these vapes differ. Vaporizers heat using different types of heating chambers or replacement coils, so you should never attempt to vape e-liquids in an herb vaporizer, or consume wax, dry herb, or oils using an e-cigarette. On the other hand, all vaporizers and e-cigarettes share three basic components:
- Atomizer or heating oven
- Cartridge, chamber, or tank to hold material to be vaporized
Heating methods for vaporizers include convection and conduction.
Conduction vs. Convection
Heating method is important, because each produces a different type of vapor and has its pros and cons. Most desktop vaporizers on the market today use convection heating, which circulates heat using airflow to generate vapor. Convection blows hot air through herbs with a fan to make the vapor, which takes more space, more time to heat, requires more maintenance, and costs a bit more. On the other hand, the vapor is absolutely reliable and will never, ever burn.
For portable vaporizers, conduction is the most common style. Conduction heating elements use fewer moving parts and cost less, require less space and upkeep, and heat more quickly. The faster heating time also means more smoke-like, intense clouds of vapor. However, it can also mean actually burning too hot and turning vapor into smoke, defeating your entire purpose.
What is a Vaporizer Used For?
Vaporizers heat your dabs, dry herb, oils, waxes, or other materials to the ideal temperature of choice to convert them into smooth vapor for inhaling. Air vaporizers, also called vaporizer domes, heat water and turn it into vapor to generate humidity. Vape tanks and box mods heat vape juice with nicotine into vapor. Nebulizers do the same thing to herbal oils. All of these devices are technically vaporizers. However, when most people refer to a vaporizer, they mean a device specifically used instead of smoking—especially in the context of cannabis, cannabinoids like CBD, and things like kratom and other traditional plants. A vaporizer simply heats to extract the herbal ingredients without combusting the whole thing.
How Does a Vaporizer Work?
Vaporizers work by gently heating up the concentrate, dry herb, or other plant matter without burning it. By forgoing the use of a flame and avoiding smoke, users reduce their exposure to toxins and their harmful effects. Inhaling vapor also optimizes the effects of the active ingredients, and allows them to be felt almost immediately, as they are absorbed by the lungs and pass directly into the bloodstream.
Smaller, portable vapes often have one-touch interfaces that are simple, with less battery capacity to go with that reduced complexity, although some offer pass-through charging. Larger, high-end vaporizers feature wider temperature ranges, LED displays, and more.
Types of Vaporizers
A dry herb vaporizer heats ground cannabis buds rather than burning them, creating a vapor filled with cannabis’s active ingredients, like THC, CBD, and terpenes. Dry herb vaporizers are either portable or desktop. Portable vaporizer devices have just the three main parts all vaporizers share plus one: a chamber for the material that also contains the oven, a battery, and a mouthpiece.
Desktop vaporizers have those same components, but more, typically, as they tend to offer more options and improved performance compared to portable units. For example, the Volcano Vaporizer by Storz & Bickel also features heat and air controls, a temperature control, and some other unique features—yet it’s still a desktop vaporizer. Both hand-held and desktop vaporizers use either the convection or conduction heating modes, although some devices use a hybrid system.
The Different Types of Heating Elements
Steel chambers are typically more costly and can feel heavy in hand, but they heat quickly and retain heat well. They are also very resilient and resist breakage. It’s important to avoid products that are not surgical-grade steel, because at high temperatures they can potentially leach harmful contaminants.
All-ceramic ovens are less expensive and weigh less in hand, but they are slower to heat up and can be difficult to clean. On the other hand they retain heat well and stay true to temperature. Ceramic is inherently fragile, but eliminates any concerns about leaching harmful contaminants into the vapor.
Quartz elements both heat up and lose heat quickly. These are typically found in vaporizers designed for concentrates, but not always.
Dry Herb Vaporizer Pens
Sometimes called herb vape pens, dry cannabis vaporizer pens are more portable than desktop varieties, but are still a bit larger than the writing pen-like vapes for oils, liquids, or solid extracts. This is mainly due to the dry material they carry, and the need to have ovens lined with heat conducting materials like quartz, ceramic, or stainless steel. Like any other vaporizer, a dry herb vape pen can either use conduction, convection, or a combination of both to turn plant matter into vapor, and many boast adjustable heat settings. Depending on the individual device, however, preset settings often work well, and factors such as the battery size, mouthpiece, and vapor path are often more important to users. The Arizer Air II, Arizer Solo, Atmos, and Pax 2 are great examples of dry herb vaporizer pens.
Many basic cannabis vaporizers work with both dry herb and extracts such as shatter, crumble, badder, budder, live resin, hash, and others. Some are smaller, pen-style vapes like KandyPens Slim, and others such as the Pax 3 vaporizer keep the 2-in-1 functionality but add more settings, control, Bluetooth connectivity, and style.
Even back in the day when everyone was still just smoking pot out of bongs, it was a sitting around at home kind of thing. For that reason, the more stationary cannabis vaping options are still popular, especially when they offer more flavor, a better experience, or both. Desktop vaporizers give users the customization, vapor quality, and sheer performance a portable vaporizer can’t match. We’ve already mentioned Storz & Bickel, and the Dr. Dabber is another great example of a desktop vaporizer with lots of great options that can handle both dry herbs and concentrates.
Herb Vaporizer vs Concentrate Vaporizer
So, what’s the difference between an herb vaporizer and a concentrate vaporizer? There are a few main differences. First, concentrates are like they sound: concentrated. That means they’re more compact than aromatic material, and any device that handles dry material will be larger, compared to portable vape pens that only handle liquid or solid concentrates.
Dry herb vaporizers are entirely integrated, with the battery and heating oven combined with all other elements in a single unit. Concentrate pens are similarly integrated, but smaller, thanks to more compact batteries, less demand for space in the oven, and smaller coil/rod atomizers.
For e-liquid devices it’s more common to see a separate tank and battery set-up. There are also 510 mods for dry herb, as well as 510 tanks and mods for concentrates. More advanced dry herb devices often feature precision LED temperature control, like a larger concentrate vaporizer or e-juice box mod. Finally, dry herb pens sometimes use screens, but these are not a regular feature for concentrate pens, which are smaller overall and don’t work the same way.
How to Use a Vaporizer
So much of using a vaporizer boils down to personal preference. Still, there are a few things to keep in mind. It is generally easier to clean dry flower out of a vaporizer than another concentrate. Don’t forget to grind the herb thoroughly before vaping; this is a big issue for most vaporizers, especially smaller dry herb vape pens.
To heat them evenly and get the most from the cannabis, grind it well, and the more teeth the better. We like aluminum, but natural wood also works. Grinders can come in single, double, or triple compartment versions. Concentrates are known for more intense flavor and potency, but they can feel less convenient and portable, depending on how you use them. They also demand frequent upkeep and cleaning, because cannabis concentrates are sticky and can leave residue inside your vape, on the coil, and on anything else they touch.
Use good quality dab tools to cut down on this issue. Dab tools help you load your concentrates into your vaporizer, and they are typically made in glass, silicone, or metal such as stainless steel or titanium. E-juice is another option for people who love to use a vaporizer, and it can come in just about any flavor, with or without nicotine. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that your vape juice has to match your vaporizer, and always clean between e-juice uses to avoid “ghost flavors” and aftertaste.
Benefits of Vaporizers
Each type of vaporizer has its own benefits and drawbacks. For example:
Flexibility and Discretion
Portable vaporizer pens give you the chance to bring your cannabis with you, and to use discreetly. This has opened up a whole new world for many of us and the chance to go places we couldn’t go before.
Sociability and Experience
However, many users actually like that modern social version of “pass the pipe” that you get with a desktop vaporizer. They are also more customizable in terms of fan speed, temperature setting, and inhalation method. Desktop vaporizers sometimes come with whip and/or balloon accessories for enhancing the experience, and some units include multiple whip attachments for you and your buddies. You can get as many balloons as you like, one for each guest if you want. So in the end, it all comes down to your preference. Do you need to keep a low profile and vape on the go? Or are you more into the experience, alone or with friends? Maybe some of both!
Which Vaporizer is Healthiest?
Again, a lot depends on how individuals use the device. However, one way to vape smarter is to control your heat settings, which better quality devices allow you to do. Controlling the heat settings might be possible via preset settings or through user-controlled settings. Mid-range vaporizers typically feature preset, one-button settings at between three to five distinct temperatures—usually between 220F and 420F. These preset controls are very easy to use, but some cannabis connoisseurs prefer absolute control to the degree. More heat produces larger clouds of vapor that are too intense for some vapers. The sweet zone for vaping cannabis is between 350°F and 420°F. Higher than 420°F and the temperature may start the combustion process, creating smoke—and all of the toxins that come with it.
Is a Vaporizer Healthier Than Smoking?
Although neither option is without risk, research suggests that using a vaporizer is healthier than smoking.
Is a Vaporizer Better Than Smoking?
Many find vaping to be a better alternative to smoking for a number of reasons–convenience, discretion, and vapor quality to name a few. You can enjoy dry herb, concentrates, or oils with more stealthiness, and in a faster, hassle-free manner. These devices give you much more control over factors such as density, flavor, aroma, airflow, and more. Featuring precision temperature control that allows you to zero in on an exact temp that’s ideal for your dry herb strain, these convenient devices give you unprecedented control over how you consume herb and other materials. Whether you enjoy small, flavorful hits, moderate tokes, or long, mild draws, vaporizers give you complete command over your sessions. The discreet nature of these devices also sets them apart from smoking methods. Whereas smoke hangs in the air, staining white curtains and blowing your cover, these clouds dissipate in seconds and do not leave lingering odors. You can enjoy dry herb in public without drawing attention to your session or upsetting people as cigarettes do. Portable units are pocket-friendly and therefore stealthy, making them a better companion for vaping on-the-go.
Which Vaporizer is Best For Me?
The right vaporizer truly is a matter of personal choice, but there are some important things to consider as you shop:
Where Are You Going To Use Your Vaporizer?
If you work from home, are a student, or just have a lot of freedom in your schedule, you might do most if not all of your vaping at home. If so, a high-end desktop vaporizer can deliver amazing vapor and you don’t have to worry about sacrificing convenience. The Arizer Extreme Q, the PLENTY, or even the E-Nano Log Vaporizer are all great options if you don’t like the Volcano Hybrid or Dr. Dabber. Or what about the Puffco Peak or Pulsar Rok? And the DaVinci IQ Vaporizer offers such an amazing array of options that you may never want to stop playing with it to leave anyway–from precision control to the super cool light display. You can always add on a little portable Arizer or Firefly 2 on the side if you’re worried about staying mobile!
What If Features Aren’t As Important As Portability?
On the other hand, if you’re really mostly out of the house, portability is really your first issue. We already mentioned Pax3 and Firefly, and we also like the Mig Vapor Matrix. We also love the Boundless CFX vape for it’s super fast heat up time and portability. No matter what kind of vaporizer you’re aiming for, look for at least four points:
- Quality materials, solid build
- Adjustable settings, control over heat
- Battery life
- Good price
We hope this was a useful introduction to vaporizers, and if you’re in the market for one, we’ve got everything you need right here. Obviously, we all use vapes every day, and we know what works.
you’re aiming for, look for at least four points:
- Quality materials, solid build
- Adjustable settings, control over heat
- Battery life
- Good price