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How to Choose the Best Vaporizer


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?

How to Choose the Best Vaporizer

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.

Vaping material - How to choose the best vaporizer


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. Here is another great source online that helps teach you how to choose the best vaporizer.

Price


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.

Build quality


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.

Vapor quality


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.

Convection vs. conduction


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.

Convection Vaporizer

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.

Portability,discreteness and ease of use


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.

Conclusion


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.

    When your ready to start browsing the industries best devices - You can choose from one of the price filters below:

Puffco Plus Vape Pen – Solid Deal, Solid Performance

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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Puffco Plus Vaporizer Pen

Puffco Plus Review: Breakdown

Puffco Plus Durability and Quality

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.

Vapor Performance

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

Puffco Plus Vape Pen

Style and Appearance

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.

Stealthiness of the Puffco+

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.

How to Use the Puffco Plus

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.

Puffco Plus Portability

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.

Puffco Plus Pros

  • compact size
  • simple to use
  • spare oven chamber included​
  • three temperature settings
  • coilless ceramic heating chamber

Puffco Plus Cons

  • not for dry herbs
  • only available in one color
  • can clog - requires some maintenance​

Final Thoughts on the Puffco Plus

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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Some devices come with additional discounts or a free gift at checkout


Vivant Alternate Vaporizer Review

The Vivant Alternate is a portable dry herb vaporizer in the mid price range category. This is the first vaporizer that we have seen from Vivant and we are interested to see how it performs in comparison to other vaporizers in the industry and specifically in its price range. In this article we will touch on the build quality, vapor quality, look and feel, discreteness, portability, ease of use and our overall assessment of the Alternate.

Vivant Alternate Vaporizer

Pros

  • Comes with concentrate pad

  • Comes with grinder

  • Precision temperature settings

  • External battery


Cons

  • Average build quality

  • Controls on the bottom for some reason

Vivant Alternate Kit Breakdown

Build Quality

The build quality of the Alternate is right average which is one of the ways Vivant is able to keep the price of the unit so low. The Alternate uses a standard USB cable to allow the device firmware to be updated when new updates are available. The Alternate kit comes with a user guide, 1 seal ring, 2 airflow rings, 1 stainless steel concentrate pad, and 2 stainless steel mesh pads for dry herbs.

Vivant Vaporizer

The Alternate uses a single 18650 battery which is the same one you find in many portable vaporizers throughout the industry. This battery is better than most of the lower priced vaporizers that are priced around the same price point.

Vapor Quality

The Alternate has been designed to maintain your selected temperature with little fluctuations. The oven chamber is made to be heated very evenly with this your material is vaped at the same speed. The oven did do a pretty good job with my sessions and I only had to stir up my material once in the iddle of my session. The vapor quality is about average I would say and this device does a better job at vaping dry herbs than concentrates.

Look and Feel

The design of the Alternate is a bit interesting. As I mentioned in one of my cons above the buttons and the screen are on the bottom of the device. This to me does not make a whole lot of sense. If you happen to spill something on the same surface that you have your vape set down on the liquid can seep into the buttons and screen. Another issue is that when you are using the concentrate pad and vaping wax the last thing you want to be doing is flipping the device upside down to adjust the temperature.

Discreteness

The Alternate can be a discrete unit in the sense that you can use it on the lower end of the temperature scale. Unlike many portable vaporizers that have only 3-5 temperature settings where the medium and high create to big of clouds the Alternate can be used within a low range. The size is kinda big so its not the most discrete unit. If discretion is your game this may not be the device for you. Devices like the PAX 3 have stealth mode settings and are much smaller devices that you can conceal with your hand.

Portability

The Alternate has a pretty solid battery that is more powerful than the average battery in ow end portable vaporizers. The 18650 battery is one that will get most vape users through a full day. The battery is an external one meaning that you can swap it out and carry around extra one's giving this unit extended use. The size of the unit is a bit large in comparison to some of the smaller pocket vaporizers so its not one that you will want to carry around with you all the time.

Ease of Use

The Viviant is simple to use the difficulty level is the same as most vaporizers. There are not to many vaporizers that are difficult to use and the functionality of most vaporizers are the same and very basic. It is when you get into the new more sophisticated vaporizers that the degree of difficulty increases. The Vivant does not have an application or any artificer intelligence built into the device and the controls are very simple.

The controls of on the vivant to increase and decrease the temperature are located on the bottom of the device as we touch on earlier, the up button increase the temperature and the down button decreases the temperature. To turn the device on you click the power button multiple times and the same to turn it off. You load your material in the oven located at the top and depending on the medium you want to vape you will use either the dry herb or concentrate pad/screen.

Overall Assessment

After looking into the Alternate vaporizer I would say that in comparison to other device in the same price range it is about average. There is nothing overly impressive with this device but it also performs ok and is not a device the you would be totally disappointed in purchasing. The price is right and its capable of vaping multiple materials and comes with the pads and screens to do so. One of the things that really bugged me about this device that others may be fine with is the location of the temperature control buttons and the display screen. The are located on the bottom of the device which can get damaged, is more open to water damage and requires you to tip the device on an angle to adjust and see whats going on. All though the Vivant performed ok and the build quality is average and the price is fairly low it doesn't hurt to shop around until you find a vaporizer that you love.



An affordable vaporizer that outperforms other vaporizers in its price range is the Utillian 721 which I suggest having a look into. The Utillian is a high performance dry herb vaporizer that has been compared to devices costing almost twice as much. One of the more expensive options that performs well with both dry herbs and concentrates is the Firefly vaporizer.


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Welcome to WorldofVapes.co - Here you can browse, learn, and shop the best vaporizer deals. On this page you will find links where you can narrow your search by budget. We have an extensive list of reviews that will help you to better understand all the best vaporizers in the industry. We filter out the bad so you can focus on the good.

In many of the reviews you will find a tutorial video that you can watch to see how each device performs. Be sure to check out a few of the different vapes to pin point the one that is right for you. Remember not all vaporizers are designed to vape the same materials and some are meant for dry herbs while others are designed for concentrates. There are a number of vaporizers that can vape multiple mediums so be sure to understand what it is your looking for and what each is capable of.

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