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If you are just starting to get involved with vaporizers you are probably starting to learn that it can be a time consuming task to narrow in and find the best devices and the best deals. Finding the best Budget Vaporizer or best vaporizer on a budget can be hard because a lot of companies cut corners on their devices and also market their products as the best thing since sliced bread. Filtering out the junk devices and seeing through the over acclaimed sale tactics can be tough. In this article we will go over what we believe are some of the top vaporizers for dry herbs and wax pens for concentrates are to help give you an informed educated list of devices worth looking into.If you are on a budget or simply looking for the best deal money can buy here are the best in class vaporizers.
The Utillian 420 is by far one of the most budget friendly devices on the market. When you think budget vaporizer you would tend to think that you would get a dumbed down basic vaporizer without any premium features. With the Utillian 420 this is not the case. The 420 has worthwhile features like a digital temperature display and glass mouthpiece, which usually only come with the higher priced units.
Vapor quality produced by the 420 is easily the best aspect in my opinion for the price point. This budget friendly vaporizer has 4 calibrated preset temperature settings that allow you to choose between higher flavor profile or more dense vapor. The compact and sleek design of the 420 makes it the most portable Utillian device made to date. The Utillian currently holds our top spot for the best Budget Vaporizer.
There are a ton of vaporizers on the market that promote themselves as being the best affordable device that you can get on a small budget. One of the companies that has taken a more modest approach and let the critics do the talking is Pulsar with their APX device.
Overall, the time spent using the Pulsar APX exceeded my expectations and the unit proved itself to be a very good value. The Pulsar can be purchase at a fraction of the price of other Budget Vaporizers and the performance of this unit is better than most in my opinion. The Pulsar APX successfully vaporizes both loose leaf materials and wax concentrates. The vapor quality that the APX produces is good, and the five preset temperature settings give you a range of personal preference to try vaping your material for both flavor and cloud density.
The ZEUS Smite Plus is a high performance budget vaporizer that has received great reviews from existing customers and vaporizer critics. The company ZEUSArsenal has a number of affordable and innovative vaporizer products on the market that all consist of high build quality for affordable prices. The Zeus Smite like the Pulsar APX and Utillian 420 all impressed us by outperforming other portables in their price range. The Zeus Smite is a great option for those who are looking for premium features like an LED screen, battery level indicator and precise temperature control.
The Thunder 2 is a redesigned version of the successful first model. The Thunder 2 provides smooth and flavorful vapor that makes vaping your concentrates very enjoyable. This budget friendly wax pen is powered by a lithium polymer battery that will deliver countless tasteful draws before needing a recharge. Designed to be easy to use, this wax pen is perfect for new vape enthusiasts and seasoned users alike.
Overall I think the Thunder 2 really shines with the vapor flavor and is one of my favorite devices for taste. The device is easy to use and feels nice in your hands. If you're on a budget definitely check this wax pen out.
One of the most budget friendly wax pens on the market that has average to above average build quality the Yocan Evolve is a basic device that works pretty well. This unit does not come with any bells and whistles, you only get 1 style of atomizer and there is no adjustable temperature. Although this wax pen is not quite as impressive as the Thunder 2 above it is offered for a very good price and delivers pretty decent vapor.
As one of the most popular brands in the vape pen industry you have likely seen or used a device from KandyPens already. KandyPens can be seen in many music videos and has collaborations with many A-List artists. The KandyPens Galaxy is an affordable wax pen that we recommend trying if you enjoy concentrates and want a device that boasts nice flavor. The flavor is pure and the clouds are dense and excellent.
For most people the ideal vaporizer to look for is a budget friendly convection vaporizer. If you are unfamiliar with convection I will touch on it quickly here. The two types of heating methods in vaporizers are conduction and convection. Conduction is heat surface touch and convection is where you material gets vaporizer from forced air. Convection is preferred because it vapes your material more evenly and minimizes the chance that it will combust.
We have done some digging and found a convection vaporizer that competes with what some regard as the industries top convection units. The Mighty and the Crafty by Storz and Bickel has been the go to convection unit for a number of years - these two devices are also two of the most expensive devices on the market.
The Utillian 721 is the budget friendly version of the Crafty and Mighty that you can get for a fraction of the price. The Utillian 721 is a very strong showing from a relatively new manufacturer that is passionate about the products they make. Overall the 721 has above average build quality and the vapor quality is outstanding with the use of convection heating. Battery life is excellent and outperforms even high-end units like the crafty. Overall I was very impressed with the Utillian 721 and recommend this as a unit worth looking more into.
The XMax V2 Pro is a 3 in 1 vaporizer that was released in 2015 that many people still look into when deciding which portable vaporizer to get. The XMax V2 Pro is a bit larger than your typical portable vaporizer and is capable of vaping dry herbs, wax concentrates, and cannabis oils. The XMax V2 Pro is in the low medium price category and today we will be reviewing it to give you a better idea of how it works, its temperature flexibility, vapor quality, build quality, portability, discreteness and our overall assessment of whether or not it's a buy.
The XMax V2 Pro is another one of the 1 button operation vaporizers that is very simple to use. To power on the unit you just quickly press the power button five times to activate the device. You will notice there are 5 LED’s on the side of the vaporizer which will all glow as the device turns on, and then one light will display which indicates your current battery level from 1-5.
Like any vaporizer, It is recommend to cycle through the highest temperature setting at least once before actually using the device with your material. This process will allow the heat to burn away any leftover chemicals from the manufacturing process.
After you have the device powered on, you can press and hold the power button for 2 seconds to cycle through to the next highest temperature setting until you reach the one you prefer to use. You can load the oven with the material of your choice using either the oven as normal or by using the concentrate cup. After 5 minutes of usage the device will automatically turn off as a safety feature.
The XMax V2 Pro uses a five preset temperature option which are set by default as: Low (356F), Medium Low (374F), Medium (392F), Medium High (410F), High (428F). The one button design is very simple to use and allows you to easily and seamlessly switch temperatures while performing your session. The fact that the XMax V2 Pro comes with 5 temperature options is pretty impressive considering the price of this device.
The XMax V2 Pro actually was pretty impressive with vapor quality, When looking at vapor quality we look into vapor production, flavor, and smoothness. Vapor production with the X-Max V2 Pro is definitely above average for the price range of other competitively priced vaporizers (almost as good as the Zeus Smite). The conduction heating method definitely helps to give it a boost over other convection vaporizers, but that is to be expected with conduction heating.
The flavor of the XMax V2 Pro is what you would expect in a medium range vaporizer. The taste is on par with other budget devices and at times can give you a bit of that burnt sensation. When chasing flavor you will typically want to look at the higher end vaporizers such as the Firefly 2 or even the Utillian and Zeus vaporizers.
When you are using the XMax V2 Pro on the lower temperature levels it is very smooth and enjoyable, having said that when you bump it up to levels 4 and 5 it does tend to get a little bit hot and it’s a bit harsher to take longer draws.
All the above was with the use of dry herbs and when we switched the device over to concentrates the vapor performance for all three categories was nothing to write home about. Even on the highest temperatures the XMax V2 Pro does not handle concentrates quite as well as the more premium vaporizers. This is to be expected and the XMax is priced very competitively and when putting into the equation the cost vs the performance you still get more than you paid for.
The XMax V2 Pro is heavier than you would originally think and is comparable in weight to the Firefly 2. The components and build quality feel very sturdy and durable in the hand. The components are as followed: The casing is made with a strong nickel metal, the mouthpiece inhaler is food class safe, the oven is ceramic and you get a titanium steel wax cup for concentrates. Again the important thing to look at here is the value you get when paying such a low price for a portable vaporizer capable of vaping 3 mediums.
The XMax V2 Pro comes with a 6 month manufacturer warranty that covers any defects in the components and materials. This is one of the best 3 in 1 vaporizers under $100.
The XMax V2 Pro runs off of a 2200 mAh battery that you can remove. It’s always nice to be able to purchase some spare rechargeable batteries so that you don’t run out of power on a trip or part way through your day. We found that you can get about 40 to 60 minutes of actual usage from one charge. This is actually better than we expected and puts the usage time around average for low and medium tier vaporizers. The charging time was about 2 hour to completely charge a battery.
The XMax V2 Pro is a portable vaporizer and the fact that it uses an external battery that you can swap in and out gives the device an advantage over vaporizers that use internal batteries. The weight vaporizer is .320 kg and the size is 18 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm. When thinking about the portability of this unit you must again consider the low cost of the vaporizer in comparison to its ability to vape 3 mediums, with the external battery. The slightly larger size and shape is a personal preference and if a smaller unit is what you are looking for that again we would recommend the Zeus Smite for a vaporizer in the same price range, or something like the PAX 3 which is a more expensive device.
The XMax V2 Pro as we mentioned earlier uses the 1 button design that we are seeing in most portable vaporizers. The one button design makes the device harder to break, cheaper to make, and easy to use. There really isn’t a more simple design that can be made for this type of vaporizer. The only design that is easier is an on demand heating vaporizer that has little or no wait time such as the Firefly 2.
The XMax V2 Pro is designed to easily fit into your pocket, and the color options allow you to get one that helps to maintain a more discreet profile. Having said this, the device is larger than many of the smaller compact portable vaporizers and if discretion is something you are going for there are better options. A more discrete dry herb vaporizer that falls around the same price point is the Zeus Smite.
Our overall experience with the XMax V2 Pro 3 in 1 vaporizer was pretty good and this device is a good deal for how much it costs. It does work with all 3 mediums but is definitely suited best for dry herbs. When you look at it as primarily a dry herb performer, we think it is comparable in price and in performance to the Zeus Smite. The Zeus Smite is however a better deal and a more compact unit.
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What are vapes and vaporizers? Understanding the terminology of vaporizers can be a daunting task. I myself though it was pretty cut and dry before I actually attempted to understand them all my self a few years back. I originally thought that there was just one basic type of vaporizer and that there would be different brands that make them. This is far from reality and today we will help you to understand all the different types of vaporizers.
The two main types of vaporizers we will touch on and the ones that we review here at WorldofVapes are cannabis vaporizers and flavored e-liquid vapes. Cannabis vaporizers come in the form of desktop models and portable models, while flavored e-liquid vapes come in just portable models. After you get a better understanding of the terminology we have a guide that can help you in choosing the best vaporizer.
Cannabis vaporizers are designed to vape the active ingredients in the cannabis plant. Desktop vaporizers are ones that need an external power source to work. Desktop vaporizers are stationary and are made for home use. Some desktop vaporizers have attachments that allow for more then one person to use it at the same time (group session). Portable vaporizers include the heating component and an on board battery that allows you to vape while on the go. For additional vaporizer advice you can read you tips and tricks article here to get the most out of your sessions.
Portable vaporizers is where the terminology gets a bit trickier. Under the umbrella of portable vaporizers there are multi material vaporizers, dry herb vaporizers, and concentrate / extract vaporizers.
The most popular type of portable vaporizer is called a 'vape'. To answer the original question 'what are vapes' - vapes are widely used devices across the world that are used to vape flavored e-liquids. Most vape users use a percentage of nicotine with their e-liquids which in many cases help to ease people off the nicotine/smoking habits. You can check out some of the best vape here.
With hundreds upon hundreds of vapes on the market it can be a little bit of a challenge to find the best vapes that suit your style and needs. Here we have a list that has been compiled and voted upon by vape enthusiasts to help others in choosing the best vape for them. Vapes are becoming more sophisticated, more powerful, and feature packed. In an ever changing market we thought it be necessary to have an on going voting style list to keep track of the best of the best.
Clarification - This list is for Vapes 'E-Liquid Vape Mods' (not cannabis vaporizers)
Currently there is no specific order as we are currently accepting votes for the top vapes. Stay tuned as we will be updating this page from time to time to reflect nominations and feedback from the industry.
The order of the vapes will take into consideration the following:
Here is a list of the current nominations for best vapes with a short description of each:
If you are new to vape mods, e-liquids and tank systems - learn about them by reading an informational vape guide.
It has a large 1.3 inch OLED screen that offers HD display and the unit weighs only 151 grams. The tank capacity is very good at 5ml and has a shield shaped design. Some of the salient features include the anti-slip grip for the key and the multiple colored options for the LED backlight. You can upgrade the firmware using USB port.
The Aspire Zelos comes in different colors and the design is very sleek and stylish. It is very compact and gives the optimal flavor according to the settings chosen by the user. You also have the provision to adjust the temperature and voltage according to your requirements. It comes with a top fill arrangement and you can easily use the fuel of your choice for the unit.
This is the best choice when you want to use a miniature version of the regular mode. It is very easy to operate the unit as it comes with a side fire switch feature. Along with that, you will also be satisfied with the overall test it offers and it is also equipped with different settings for controlling the temperature of the unit.
When you want to get the best all in one kit, you can choose the Aspire Plato as it offers different versions for the beginners as well as advanced users. You can store the liquid in different ports and it is also possible to adjust the airflow to suit your taste. You can even perform the firmware upgrade using the USB port.
It is very elegant in design and also comes with real time clock that offers numeric display. The battery is protected from overcharging with the help of the dual circuit protection feature. You can use the top filling mechanism to refill the unit. You also get a direct lung, head option that offers good vaping experience.
The unit comes with adjustable airflow slots and you can use it to get the desired vape of your choice. You can easily carry the unit in your pocket and it also comes with a spiral tank that offers the best taste. The best part about SMOKG80 is that it comes with the automatic inhale cut off for 12 seconds.
If you like the pocket friendly design, you will fall in love with this unit. It also offers different modes for vaping and comes with dual circuit protection features that will protect the unit from excessive heat. The filling option and air flow control are given at the top of the unit and the powerful battery delivers the best output of 80W.
The overall design is very attractive even though it is slightly on the heavier side when compared to other units. The side fire button feature makes it easy for you to operate the unit find all the details can be clearly seen on the OLED screen. You can easily manage the firmware upgradation through the USB slot.
It is very light in weight and comes with different modes to control the temperature of the unit. The dual battery configuration is the unique feature of this item that has tank capacity of 5 ml. The dual battery gives optimum power to the unit and you will be completely satisfied with the different options available in the mod.
This is a powerful vaping kit that also looks very stylish and the Pico style design comes with a large screen that displays all the important information. You can easily upgrade the firmware and adjust the airflow by twisting the base of the unit. It also has a dual circuit protection and other features.
The unique pen style kit is ideally suited for experienced users as well as beginners. It offers better airflow and good amount of cloud due to the dual coil atomizer system. The strong inbuilt battery will last for the whole day and the unit also comes with auto cut off mechanism for 8 seconds. It also has short circuit protection and a tank of 2 ML capacity.
The dripping tank atomizer can be rebuilt and this is one of the cheapest RDTA available in the market. The tank capacity is 4.2 ml and you can check the level of juice by using the internal light option. The adjustable airflow option has 8 settings and the battery can easily last for a whole day without any problems.
This is a complete vape kit that has a compact design, making it easy for you to carry it in your pocket. You can get the best mouth to lung flavor and the unit has a big OLED screen of 0.86 inches. You have two buttons for adjusting the vape and you can even choose the bypass mode using the settings.
The unit has triple cylinder heads for improved cloud option and it is very powerful vape. It also has a large 0.91 inch screen that shows all the settings and the dual battery option makes it easy to charge the unit without any problems. The unit has a 220 watt output that delivers good quality performance.
The unique design offers the best taste and you should squeeze the tank to feed the atomizer unit. It has a bottom feeding design that gives the best quality dripping experience for users. You need not worry about short circuit protection as it has a good quality battery that has reverse cell protection feature.
The penguin style design is the highlight feature of this unit and you can get good quality large clouds with the ceramic cradle in the unit. It has a tank capacity of 8.8 ml and also comes with vertical juice injection coil system. It offers a smooth flavor and the unit is made from silicone material.
The ideal choice if you are still a beginner and it is very light in weight as it is made from Zinc and aluminum. The powerful 6300 mAh battery gives more power and you can even get to see the information on the OLED screen. It has a tank of 4 ml capacity and comes with top filling option for the best cloud production.
The pocket friendly design gives the best comfort and you can easily adjust the airflow and fill the unit with the top control unit. It has a small tank of 1.9 ml and made with Zinc for light weight design. You can charge the unit by using USB and get the display information on the OLED screen.
The unit has a powerful twin battery design that delivers 200 watts of power. It has a tank capacity of 5 ml and has as many as 5 coils. You can control the temperature along with the CCW mode using the different functions of the unit. All you have to do is to press and hold the option tab to control the unit.
The unit has dual battery that offers 200 watts of power and it also comes with different protection features for the battery. It also has a touch screen option with various functions. The large 2.4 inch TFT screen also comes with a real time clock and you will be completely satisfied with the overall performance of the unit.
You can easily choose this unit if you want to get a portable vaporizer that comes with a flip open filling system. It offers direct mouth to lung vapors and has top air flow control option for the best taste. The battery offers constant voltage output with a full power capacity of 50 watts.
The unique Zippo style design comes with a curvy mouthpiece and you will love the performance of this unit. It has USB charging port for upgrading the firmware and the 1.2 ml tank can be filled from the bottom. The auto cut off feature shuts the flow after 10 seconds and the unit also has a no leak design.
The TAPTEC technology replaces the earlier buttons and you can easily control the unit by using the touch option. This is the highlight feature of this vaporizer and it is also equipped with a dual battery that offers 228 watts of power. The large screen also comes with a real time display option on the 1.3 inch LED screen.
You can easily use the unit for a whole day as it has a good battery. It has a tank of 2 ml capacity and the liquid can be refilled from the top. You can easily use the telescopic design mouthpiece for best vaping experience. The battery status is clearly shown with the 5 indicator light option.
It is very easy to setup the entire unit without any issues and you will be fully impressed with the lateral fire button option. The leak proof design is the biggest advantage and the unit does not require much maintenance. The integrated tank has a top fill design and you can easily get the best performance out of this unit.
You can easily fill the tank from the top and get the best cloud production without any issues. The battery offers good performance and you can charge it easily in quick time. The mod also has a good OLED display unit that displays different modes. The setup can be completed in a short duration of time and it is good for beginners.
The unit has a Pyrex glass design and this offers good value for your money. It has a top fill mechanism and you can conveniently adjust the airflow as per your needs. It is made from stainless steel and lasts for a long duration without any problems. The mod is available in different colors and has an attractive design.
The best part about the unit is that it is compatible with other atomizers and you can control the temperature in a precise manner. The pocket friendly design makes it easy to carry and it is very easy to refill the unit. It has a swivel action filling mechanism at the top and you can get the best performance from the internal battery.
If you are looking forward to buy the compact vaporizer, you can choose this unit as it is very light in weight and you can easily carry it in the pocket. It has a decent battery of 1600 mAh capacity and offers good performance. The best part about the unit is that it has an intelligent atomizer recognition and you can use any atomizer of your choice.
The unit has the innovative dual tank option and you can easily refill them from the top. It has two tanks with 2 ml and 4.5 ml capacity with easy refilling option. It also comes with top quality, temperature protection unit and the internal battery gives a good output of 200 watts. The OLED screen is big enough to give complete information.
The best part about the mod is that it comes with a beautiful design that has an adjustable LED to set the color of your choice. The 5 ml tank capacity is good enough to last for a long time and you can get smooth airflow without any problems. The LED screen is very large and you can get complete information in a clear manner.
The innovative IML design makes it the best choice for experienced users and you can get the best vaping data to the large LED screen. It also comes with a revolutionary IML case and you can easily carry it in your pocket. The powerful battery has an output of 80 watts and you can easily get good performance from the unit.
This is the complete kit that comes with a button activation system for the best performance. It has a pocket friendly design and the unit is very light in weight as it is made from zinc alloy body. The capacity of the tank is 3 ml and it has a baby tank. You can get the complete details with the dual LED indicators.
The mod has 2 tiger coils along with Five6 mod and tank that gives the best performance in the long run. It is made from sturdy steel material and also has Pyrex glass for the display unit. The 8 ml tank is large enough to give good cloud production for long hours without any problems.
The mod has a baby tank that comes with advanced puff settings. You can even access the touch screen display unit that has the best ergonomic design. The top air flow system gives good performance and you can easily use it for a long duration. The large display screen gives more vaping data.
It is possible to get the best vapor for long duration with the 300 watts of power generated by the unit. The pocket friendly design is the added advantage and it has a beautiful cube shaped design. You can get complete information about the preheat function and other features on the display screen.
The mod comes with a hidden fire button and this is a big advantage for experienced users. The overall design is very sleek and you can easily carry it in your pocket. It has a recessed tank style design and has top fill mechanism with retractable option. The sliding cover gives it a unique look.
The rubber paint finish gives it a smooth exterior appearance and it comes in different colors. You can use the pocket friendly mod for a long duration and it comes with easy refilling option. The capacity of the tank is 2 ml and it can be easily removed whenever needed. It offers good performance in the long run.
The mod has a top filling system in the retractable design and you can fill the tank in this manner. It has different colors Led for the battery information and you will be able to check the status of the battery at a glance. You get a single button to operate the mod and the detachable structure makes it easy for everyday use.
New vapes are always being brought to market and this list will continue to reflect the ever changing industry. Check back frequently before you make you next vape purchase to see what new devices are topping the list.
What would be looking for in a vape pen? Some of the things that many of the vape pen users will be looking at are: the atomizers used, the ease of use, loading convenience, the material used to make the pen, the durability, the portability factor, etc. Well, the Source orb 4 is a premium vape pen that will offer you all that you are looking for. This new wax vape pen takes inspiration from the previous Source orb vape pens. It has come out with additional features to offer the best vaping experience for its users. This is the fourth generation of the Source orb vape pen. This vape pen’s manufacturer has worked hard to improve its overall vaping performance. There is high-grade titanium used in making the coils to aid in quick heating.
The Source ORB 4 vape pen is a sturdy and highly durable one as it has a stainless steel 303 construction. This makes it one of the safest vapes that you will find in the market today. The best part is that the unit comes with six different types of atomizers. There are different materials used to make these atomizers. By using this vape, you will be able to try out a wide range of concentrates. You will also enjoy different types of vaping experiences. The materials used to make the atomizers are of high quality and will last longer. Despite being sturdy, the vape pen has a sleek and stylish golden gloss look to it. The unit is very simple and straight to the point, which means that even first-time vape users will not have any issues using it.
The Source orb 4 vape pen has stepped away from the traditional threading at the mouthpiece and switched over to the magnetic locking system. The magnets make it very easy for the user to use the pen and you will save time loading the unit. You just need to pull the tip and snap it back to load the unit. With up to 5 different vaping settings, you will enjoy the best taste of the concentrates. You will also experience some of the best clouds to appear when using this vape pen.
You do not have to worry about the quality of vape that you will be getting when you use this vape pen. With six different atomizers to suit different concentrates, you can enjoy a wide range of flavors and tastes when you are vaping with this unit. The user has the option to customize the vape quality for different concentrates to suit his or her needs by just changing over to the normal atomizer. Apart from this, the pen also offers 8 variable temperature settings to offer you some of the best vaping experience. The quality of the vapor will never diminish for different atomizers and heat settings. The unit comes with four vapor atomizer coils and two bucket design atomizers.
If you are looking for a high-performing vaping unit, then you will not go wrong if you choose the Source orb 4. This vape offers the best performance right from the use of sturdy materials to build the unit with the features offered by this vape. The stainless-steel casing on the outside will ensure that the vape pen works tirelessly for years to come. The shine will last for a longer time. Some of the other materials used to make the vape pen are titanium, quartz, and ceramic. The patented magnetic lock will offer the users a lot of vaping varied to suit their needs. There are eight different temperature settings on offer as well as five Variable Airflow Systems to offer the best vaping experience for all kinds of users. This is the vape that offers complete customization options to suit the vaping needs of every vaping enthusiast.
The Source ORB 4 vape pen is a portable unit that can easily fit your pocket once it takes the shape of a pen. It is a bit larger when compared to other portable pens. This vape pen offers high quality vaping and features to outclass others from a distance.
Source ORB 4 pros
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If you are looking for a sturdy and solid built vape pen that comes with plenty of vape controls to get the desired vaping, then go to the Source ORB 4 vape pen. The 8 different heat settings and the six different atomizer options make this unit to stand out among the set of popular vape pens. It is a vape pen designed to suit the vaping needs of a beginner as well as an advanced vaper. The cloud production offered by this unit is top class, thanks to the coiled atomizers. The other features like magnetic mouthpiece, glossy stainless steel outer body, easy loading of concentrated and swapping of atomizers make it a hot favorite among many vape pen users.
If you want to take the vaping experience outdoors, there are a few things to consider on how to choose the best vaporizer. How are you going to power it? Is it going to be robust enough to withstand being carried about in a bag or pocket? How discrete do you need to be when you’re vaping? How easy will it be to use? Will the vapor quality it produces be worth the hassle? How much do you want to spend?
Basically, the choice for a cannabis vaporizer will be between a portable vaporizer, a vape pen, or a pre-filled vaporizer. Vaporizers is an umbrella term that is used to encompass multi material vaporizers, dry herb vaporizers, and cannabis extract vaporizers. Extract vaporizers, known more commonly as concentrate vaporizers come in the form of wax pens, enails, and pre filled THC and CBD vaporizer pens.
In this article, we’ll be looking at the features you should be looking for in a portable vaporizer, to help you decide which one’s for you. If you already know the type of vaporizer you are looking for you can enter into one of the following price categories to browse the best devices.
The first question to ask yourself is what do you want to vape. You have three choices of mediums to vape either THC dominant or CBD dominant cannabis:
dry herbs - these are the most common vaping material, they work out cheaper than the alternatives, and they’re easy to prepare. Bear in mind, however, that you’ll have to have a grinder to prepare your herbs for vaping. This is something else you’ll have to tote around with you, along with your herbs themselves and your vaporizer.
waxes - these are more concentrated, produce more vapor, give a stronger effect. The downside is that they’re more expensive, and they can leave a sticky residue inside your vape chamber which can be a pain to remove.
Oils and Liquids - these are convenient and easy to tote around. CBD oil is a cannabis compound that does not include psychoactive effects and BHO (butane hash oil) is high potency THC.
Many portable vaporizers are designed for use with any of the above materials. Some require attachments for use with e-fluids. To be honest, if you’re going to vape e-fluid, you’d be better off with a pen. But what you’re vaping is an important consideration, as some devices perform better for your preferred materials than others. And it’s worth taking that into account.
Prices vary, from around $30 to around $400. But, as my old man used to say: you get what you pay for. If you have the money, it's a good idea to invest it in the best vaporizer you can afford (‘the best’ being the one that has the qualities that are important to you).
That said, not all inexpensive vaporizers are bad, and not all expensive vaporizers are worth the money. Again, see what more experienced vapers are saying to help you decide which device offers the best value within your budget. The following links provide you with some of the most popular devices filtered by price.
It’s important to check the build quality of the device. Some designs are flimsy and prone to getting damaged, especially if you’re the clumsy type. This is particularly true of devices that have glass components. Some can break down after only a few months or require a bit more maintenance to keep them working efficiently. Lucky, the market’s full of great options.
The problem is that, while a device might look great on the outside, it’s what goes on in the inside that really counts, and this is hard to judge just from looking at it.
The best tip is to read the reviews and comments on a wide range of websites. Folks who have already tried out a particular device are the best placed to tell you how well it’s been put together and how well it functions.
Also, look for a manufacturer’s warranty. These are usually only offered by makers who are really confident it the build quality of their product.
As I say, the market’s full of great options. The competition between manufacturers is fierce, which means they’re generally keen to ensure their devices don’t disappoint. Again, find out what other vapers are using and you won’t go far wrong. Customer reviews are very helpful and usually the consensus is on the right path.
This is ultimately what it all comes down to: the quality and flavor of the vapor your device produces.
Flavor is one of the more subjective qualities when it comes to vaping. But what creates good flavor (apart from the quality of your material itself) are the heating chamber, air pathway, and mouthpiece.
Glass is the best material to have in a vaporizer. Although it’s breakable, it won’t affect the flavor at all because of its smoothness and purity. However, because they’re more efficient at heating up and cooling off - and also because they are less fragile than glass - ceramic and stainless steel are also commonly used, especially within dry herb vaporizers. While they detract from flavor just a little (it’s hard to notice unless you’re a real connoisseur), either of these materials still produce excellent flavor. So don’t get too hung up about it.
Heating temperature also affects flavour. As a general rule, lower heating temperature produce a smoother taste but smaller clouds, while high temperature produce larger clouds but a harsher taste. Look for a vaporizer which has good and accurate temperature control, so you can experiment to get the vapor quality you prefer.
Some devices heat your material by passing hot air through it (convection) while others heat it by direct contact with a hot surface (conduction). The general consensus is that convection heating is more efficient and gets more from your material than conduction heating does.
However, it comes at a price. Convection is more difficult – and more expensive – to achieve. Hence, conduction heating is more common in portable vaporizers
The biggest drawback to conduction vaporizers is that you run the risk of combusting your material instead of vaporizing it. Conduction is also an uneven method of heating, which means you have to periodically stir or shake the material.
One of the most important considerations in choosing a portable vaporizer is its ease of use. Portable vaporizers lack the hefty power supplies found in desktop models, so you’ll need to think about how often and how long you want your sessions to last. By far the most prevalent portable vaporizers use replaceable and.or rechargeable batteries to power their heat source. Some are compatible with standard AA batteries, making them a bit more versatile.
Chargeable devices come with their own USB-ready chargers, which mean you can recharge almost anywhere you have a power source.A number of portable vaporizers on the market are designed for discrete use. These devices often have profiles that make them look like pens, drink cups, asthma inhalers, and other common items. While stealth vaporizers are fairly inconspicuous, some users may find them lacking in functionality. Some don't have precision temperature controls or quite as many safety features. Nonetheless, their relatively low price means they still serve a function as carry-along devices.
As with everything, however, the technology is always improving. A number of portable vaporizers feature digital temperature controls that allow users to select specific heat-outputs. Others simply incorporate level switches with preset high/low functionality. Advanced heat control systems are generally more expensive though.
Also bear in mind that small vaporizers are often harder to clean and maintain than larger models. While portable vaporizers are fine for occasional use, some lack the build quality needed to survive wear and tear, and cheaper models with non-removable heat elements may be irreparable following breakdowns.
Portable vaporizers can be fun ways to vape on the go, and there are a number of options available. The two golden rules when choosing the best one for your needs are:
Consider functionality and practicality before novelty.
Make sure to do your research. Find out what others are saying about the various devices on the market and be guided by their experience. For more information on choosing a vaporizer you can read our vaporizer tips and advice article.
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One of the best vape pens to come out of the stable of Source Vapes is the source Slim 4 wax pen. The main attraction of this vape pen that is drawing the attention of the vaping enthusiasts is its slim and sleek body. This is a very good portable vape that you can easily carry with you wherever you go. It is a real treat for all the vaping fans as it comes with quality construction, great features, and an attractive price. The name Slim 4 is very apt for this vaping device. It is so slim that you can carry it easily in your pant pockets. The unit has a very good design that makes it look attractive and elegant.
The best thing about the Source Slim 4 vape pen is that it's designed with portability in mind. The vaping kit as well as the vape pen are ultra-small and hence are portable. The pen is just 4.7 inches tall and made using high-grade stainless steel 303. This makes it a very sturdy vape pen that will last for years. It is also not that heavy for you to carry it in your pocket. The quality of this product is at par with other Source vape pens. The stainless-steel exterior gives it a glossy and rich look and you will love holding the slim vape pen between your fingers.
The top portion of the Slim 4 pen offers great ease of use and has a rugged look. It is simple and sleek with no sexy curves. There is an air flow control offered on top of the mouthpiece to adjust the flow of the air according to your convenience. The unit is very sturdy and durable and will last lifelong when used properly.
The Source Slim 4 comes with three temperature settings. You are actually controlling the voltage to get the required temperature. When the unit is in working mode, it will heat the different types of atomizers in different levels to offer different flavors and vaping. The resistance that the materials offer will make the atomizers to heat differently. The three temperature settings on the unit are green, blue and red lights that represent low, medium, and high respectively. The Source Slim 4 has two different atomizers and hence you get to work with a large range of temperature.
The Source Slim 4 vape pen offers very good vape quality. It will suit the seasoned vape users and the beginners. The unit comes with coil free quartz atomizer and a dual quartz coil atomizer. The dual quartz atomizer is one of the favorites of many as it offers great clouds and visible vapor. A beginner will enjoy using the coil free quartz atomizer as it offers smoother, less visible and flavor-rich vapors. The Slim 4 is one of the top picks for a wax vape pen in the vaporizers under 100 category.
The USP of the Source Slim 4 vape pen is its slim looks and with just 4.7 inches in height, it will fit any pocket. Despite being a slim pen, it includes all the necessary components in the shape. The unit also comes with a carry case to suit the travelers. Just place it in the carry case and you are ready to take it wherever you go. The case offers solid protection to the vape pen.
The power for the Slim 4 pen is through a 650mAh battery it possesses. It offers very good battery life. It will last for a day and hence the unit will support portability. You can use it for an hour nonstop. If you keep your vaping sessions short, then you might feel that the unit lasts a long time.
The drag that you get when using the Source Slim 4 wax pen is really smooth and very comfortable. You are sure to enjoy very good taste and flavor for every hit that you take. You would get denser clouds when making use of the coil atomizer. The best part about this unit is that it has a hideaway at the bottom to accommodate the wax. You can easily store about 0.5 grams of concentrate. This is very helpful for all people on the go as they do not have to look out for concentrates.
Like most other vape pens, the Source Slim 4 pen has just a single button to take care of all the functions of the unit. This is the on/off switch and five quick presses will make the unit turn on. Clicking the button five times again will turn the unit off. Before you switch the unit on, make sure that it has attained full charge.
Source Slim 4 pros
Source Slim 4 cons
There is no doubt that the Source Slim 4 vape pen is one of the slimmest and feature-rich vapors to suit the needs of vape beginners. This entry-level vaping device is a slim and portable unit that you can carry with you wherever you go. The unit is very easy to use and the built-in silicone storage container at its base offers enough space to store concentrates. It is very sturdy and will last a long time. The unit features each operation with one button for all functions. You can get one here.
Anyone looking to buy a vape pen will be looking for one which offers portability, ease of use, great temperature control, and vaping experience. To this end, the Source XL eNail is an ideal vape pen to use. It is ultra-portable and offers an array of features to suit the needs of every type of vaping enthusiast. The unit is highly compact in size and is one of our top wax picks for vaporizers under 200 dollars. It is very easy to carry the unit in your pockets. The atomizers used in the vape pen are of high grade and will last a long time. The Source eNail XL vape pen comes with a hassle-free lifetime warranty and hence there is no doubt about the quality and durability of the product.
The first quality that any enthusiastic vaper will be looking for in a vaper pen is how portable it is. The Source XL eNail will offer you the perfect portability that you are looking for. It carries a design meant to go places and hence is a perfect travel companion. The inbuilt silicone container to stack the wax or concentrate at the bottom is an ideal option for frequent travelers. It has a glass globe that can replace the bubble. Therefore, this is an easy to go vape pen. In fact, the first-time vape users will not find it difficult to use this pen as there are just three heat settings. Besides, the unit has just one button to activate or deactivate all functions.
There are not many vape manufacturers that offer a lifetime warranty for their products. They might offer a warranty for a maximum of three to four years. On the other hand, the vape pens from Source come with a lifetime warranty. For this reason, it is in high demand. This is a testament to the quality of the materials used in making the product. The Source XL eNail has quality atomizers and high-grade construction to offer lifetime vaping.
The Source XL eNail vape pen has coil less bucket nail atomizers to offer very effective vaping. Hence, these atomizers are very easy to clean and maintain. There are three atomizers on offer in this unit: quartz, titanium, and ceramic to suit the needs of different vaping enthusiasts.
Anyone who loves to enjoy the best flavors of vapes can use the quartz atomizer. If you are a fan of the larger visible clouds with a touch of flavor, then the ceramic atomizers are an ideal option. They will vape the wax slowly and smoothly to produce denser clouds. The atomizers are also very versatile as they are compatible with XL series and 4 series atomizers from Source vapes.
There are three different preset temperature settings offered in the Source XL eNail vape pen. Accordingly, the unit offers fast and quick heat up when it is in the low-temperature mode. It offers you the convenience to choose between moderate hits, flavor-rich small clouds, and lung expanding dense clouds. Hence, with an easy to use single button operation, you can enjoy your favorite concentrates with just a few clicks.
There aren’t many vaping devices that come with three different nail atomizers like the Source XL eNail. Hence, this is a device that suits the needs of different types of vapers. Each of the ceramic, titanium, and quartz atomizers will offer a different style of vaping for the users. The quartz atomizer is the best to extract maximum flavor out of the wax concentrates. The ceramic atomizer is the best for users who love larger clods with a bit of flavor. Moreover, for people interested in enjoying smooth and flavor-rich lighter clouds, a ceramic atomizer is a good option.
The Source XL eNail vape pen comes fitted with a powerful 900mAh battery. It is inbuilt into the device. The battery inside the unit charges using a USB charging cable and hence is very easy to charge. Moreover, the battery is ultra-thin to suit the design and the slim look of the vaping pen. Above all, portability is one of the key design factors of this pen. Hence, users do not have to think about regular charging. It will last for more than hour of continuous use, an ideal vapor to carry with you for camping, hiking, stroll in the park and road trips and comes with a portable carrying case that offers great carrying convenience.
Before you start to use the Source XL eNail, ensure that the battery of the unit fully charges. After the unit charges, run the unit on a heat cycle to remove the leftover chemicals from the pen. In fact, the first thing to do is to attach the atomizer onto the battery mod. Twist the mod’s top to fix the atomizer. This unit comes with a bubbler with glass attachment. If you have plans to use this bubbler, make sure you add a little water in it. You should attach the glass vape pen after you load the wax concentrate in the atomizer. The glass attachment will find its place around the O ring without any twisting.
Source XL eNail pros
Source XL eNail cons
On the whole, the Source XL eNail is one of the best portable vape pens sold in the market today. The unit comes with different glass attachments. It is a perfect starter kit for wax concentrates and is very easy to use. This hand-sized vapor is ideal for dabbers who love to enjoy dense clouds, smooth clouds and also flavor-rich vaping, thanks to the three different atomizers. With so many attractive features, the Source XL eNail is a must have vape pen in the pocket of every vaping enthusiast. You can check it out here.
Vaping is popular in the cannabis community. It offers users a healthier, safer alternative to lighting a joint or smoking a bong. Here we will touch on some vaporizer tips and advice that you may find useful.
You might find it daunting when starting out. Here are a handful of tips to help you get the best out of your vaping experience. The key virtue of vaping is that it avoids combustion. Unlike smoking, vaping extracts the main compounds from the plant without burning the plant material. There are two main types of vaporizer. One uses convective heating, while the other uses conductive heating. Convective vaporizers heat the air around the plant material. Conductive vaporizers heat the surface underneath it.
Inhaling cannabis smoke exposes you to many adverse health effects similar to those of smoking tobacco. Because vaping produces vapor instead of smoke, it offers users a healthier alternative to smoking. It also extracts more cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds from your buds. THC, CBD, and other key components in cannabis evaporate at low temperatures (300+°F or 150+°C). Joints, bongs and blunts burn at much higher temperatures and waste a lot of weed. By vaping, you can heat your herb to the exact temperature needed to extract its essential compounds. It also means you use less weed.
You first need to grind your herb. Using a grinder helps to break down your cannabis buds to a fine and even quality. This releases more cannabinoids (like THC), from your plant material. Not every dry herb vaporizer needs the same grind. At lot depends on whether you have a conduction vaporizer or a convection vaporizer.If you have a conduction vaporizer, you need to grind your herb as fine as you can. There are a number of reasons for this. First, to transfer heat efficiently, your herb needs to be compact and this is best achieved with a fine grind. Secondly, you want as many particles as possible in contact with the wands in the heating chamber.
The finer your grind, the more particles you'll expose to contact. To grind your herb this level of fineness, you need a proper herb grinder. If you have a convection vaporizer, your herb is heated by the circulation of hot air. So the trick here is to maximize airflow in your herb chamber. Grinding your flower increases the surface-area of exposure of your herb. This means that the hot air will heat it more thoroughly. 'Finger-grinding' produces the more fluffy grind that's perfect for convection vaporizers. But if you’re vaping large amounts, there are herb grinders that provide you with the same effect.
To pack your vape, you first need to remove the cover to your herb chamber. Then you take your ground herb and gently load it into the chamber. Remember that, when using your vape, air needs to pass through the chamber. So, make sure you don't overfill your herb or pack it too tightly. Give it room to breathe! All vapes are different and have varying heating methods. Convection-style vapes generally perform best with loosely packed herb. On the other hand, conduction-style vapes generally perform best with a tighter pack.
To optimize your vaping sessions, experiment with tighter and looser packs. A lot of this is down to personal preference and experimenting is part of the fun. But packing your vaporizer is essential to producing the experience you want. How you pack your vaporizer depends on whether you have a conduction or convection vaporizer.If you have a conduction vaporizer, pack it tightly, but not so tightly that there's no airflow. The optimal packing-level is different per vaporizer. It also depends on what you like, and ultimately you'll have to experiment yourself.As a general rule, though, if you have a convection vaporizer, pack it loosely to allow a proper airflow. With convection vaporizers, never fill it more than 80%-90% - and never compress it.
Having packed your vaporizer, you now have to fire it up. Most vapes have adjustable temperature settings, which influences the quality of your vapor. Generally, low temperatures deliver more flavorful hits, while higher temperatures deliver stronger hits. It's a good idea to start at lower temperatures, then work your way up to the higher temperatures. Again, experiment until you find out what's right for you. You should refer to your personal vape manual for specific instructions. The following guidelines provide only general advice.
Different temperatures serve different vaping needs. The higher the heat, the closer you'll come to a smoke-like experience and the stronger effect your vapor will have. However, the higher you set your temperature the more your flavor will spoil. It's called the ‘burnt popcorn taste’. This taste becomes more prevalent the higher in temperature you go. Your vapor will also be harsher, but you’ll get larger and more intense clouds. In general: Low temperatures (320°F/160°C - 356°F/180°C) will give you:
light mental effects
very weak bodily effects
Mid temperatures (356°F/180°C - 392°F/200°C) will give you:
moderate to strong mental effects
moderate to strong physical effects
High temperatures (392°F/200°C - 446°F/230°C) will give you:
intense mental effects
very strong physical effects
larger, more intense clouds
When you think about it, the batteries are the single most important piece of vaping kit. If you don’t have power, you don’t have vapor. When you notice your battery starting to die, don’t let it die completely. Connect it to the charger. It can take an age to charge from scratch, and the last thing you need when you feel like a sesh is a flat battery. When the battery is fully charged, remove it from the charger. It might seem like a good idea to keep it on until you're ready to use it, but this can affect the battery life.
A lot of batteries have what's called ‘ego threading’, which means the charger screws right onto the battery. Don’t over-tighten this, as it could damage the charger or battery. Make sure the battery isn’t getting hot when in use. This is a warning that something’s wrong. Take it out right away and troubleshoot what the problem might be.Don’t use batteries that have rips in the wrapping or are dented or damaged in any other way. These can leak out and damage your device. Most importantly, don’t leave your batteries in direct sunlight. This can cause them to explode. Keep them in a cool dark place.
Vaporizers come in all different shapes and sizes, from desktop to pens. In between is the portable vaporiser, which is a compromise between the power of the desktop and the portability and discreteness of the pen.
Desktop vaporizers are the original dry herb vaporizers. Typically, desktop vapes offer precise temperature control and different options for inhalation. The most common vapor path is a whip style, which is comprised of glass and medical grade tubing to inhale the vapors produced. Forced-air units employ fans to drive heat over the vaping materials. Because of their size, desktop vaporizers are for home use.
Portable vaporizers offer the option of on-the-go vaping. Thanks to rechargeable batteries, these vapes are not tied to an outlet. While some offer dual functionality, the majority are optimized for either dry herb or concentrate vaping. The quality of the vapor created varies, depending on the type of heating element employed. Ceramic or glass offers better flavor.
Vape pens are generally conduction vaporizers - that is, they heat material directly against the heating element. This means a vape pen may not have the kind of vapor purity that a portable vaporizer or desktop vape has. But it’s certainly more discreet, easy-to-use, and affordable. Vape pens come in three types: dry herb pens, wax pens, and e-liquid pens. Some vape pens are hybrid. Vape pens offer the most inconspicuous usage and usability for the beginner.
Clean your vape after every session. Herb is sticky after exposure to heat. For smooth running sessions, you definitely need to clean your vape of any old residue.
Avoid poking sharp metallic objects down your herb chamber, because this may cause damage. Instead, use a slightly damp cotton swab to clean the inside of the chamber.
Make sure your vape is charged! If your vape isn’t charged, this can seriously ruin your session by cutting it short.
Avoid the wrong herbs. Wet herbs won’t vaporize properly. Neither will overly dry herbs. If you can crush the herb into a powder between your fingers, don’t use it.
We hope these tips help you avoid the most common stumbling blocks when starting to vape. If you are looking to learn more about vaporizers you can read our article on how to choose the best vaporizer here.
In this article we will take a closer look at the Puffco Plus. The Puffco Plus is a very well thought-out wax pen. It's unique feature is a fully ceramic chamber and built-in dab tool. In this review, we'll focus on build quality, vapor quality, look and feel, discreteness, portability, and ease of use. Then we'll give an overall assessment as to whether it's worth buying or not.
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The build quality of the Puffco Plus is of high quality. Puffco makes premium vape pens. This shows in the overall quality of the components in all their devices. The Puffco Plus comes with an extra oven chamber, which you can use as an extract container. The coiless ceramic oven and the built in dabber tool make for a great vaping experience. And the outer casing of the pen is made from durable stainless steel. I'd have to say that this is one of the best-built wax pens I've used to date. Another that comes to mind is the KandyPens Gravity.
If you've used other Puffco models, you'll know their pens perform well and the power output is carefully thought out. The Puffco Plus uses an all-ceramic chamber, which gives a clean e-nail like hit. Since the Puffco Plus doesn't use any coils, it doen't create any burning taste and delivers flavorful draws.
The Puffco Plus has three temperature settings to choose from. The lowest delivers the best flavor. The highest can deliver the entire chamber very quickly, similar to that of an e-nail. So, depending on how you want your vapor, you can load either a small amount or a large amount and set the temperature to enjoy a longer, tastier session or to take a punch
The Puffco Plus is a good looking device. It’s compact, shiny and simple. The airflow design is very subtle. There is only one button (the Puffco symbol) and it lights up to let you know what the device is doing.
The Puffco Plus has a session mode. You just double tap the cloud button to keep the heating chamber going for 12 seconds. No having to hold down the button. This allows you to pass the pen to someone else without the chamber cooling down. Or just enjoy a longer hit or a small break.
Currently, the Puffco Plus only comes in a stainless steel finish. No other color options are available. I, for one, really like the look and feel of this pen. Although I'd also like to see it in both a darker chrome color and a white finish.
You can easily conceal the Puffco Plus in one hand. It's also small enough to slip into your pocket or a small carrying bag. . On the higher settings, it heats up fast and you can quickly get a draw and power it back down if you only have a short window of opportunity. On the lower settings, it creates less visible vapor. So, overall, the Puffco Plus is a pretty discrete unit.
The Puffco Plus is very easy to use. It has a simple one-button operating system. The device turns on by pressing the cloud button five times and off by doing the same. In session mode, the heating chamber stays on for twelve seconds straight. Or you can use it normally by pressing the button as you inhale. The Puffco Plus heats up instantly and delivers vapor quickly and smoothly. It has three different temperature settings - low, medium and high. I found the the lower two settings were all I needed. To switch between settings you press the button quickly four times.
The oven chamber is easy to keep clean. And, since you don’t have to worry about coils, it’s even easier. The Puffco Plus comes with some handy cleaning tools and tips to keep your pen good shape.
The Puffco Plus is slim and compact. The length is actually shorter than that of a normal writing pen. The strong build quality makes it a pen you don’t have to worry too much about. It is solid, durable and robust. The battery can last a full day with heavy use and a few days with lighter use. If you're travelling with material in the pen, and if the pen is still hot, you should keep the mouthpiece up to lower the risk of clogging the vapor path.
The Puffco Plus is a winner in my books. It costs less than $100 and has a high build quality. It also has some unique features not seen in other pens. It's easy to use, easy to maintain and performs very well. I know it's unusual, but I don’t really have anything bad to say about this product. If you're someone who vapes concentrates, this is a great little dab pen for the job.
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