As cannabis becomes more common place around the world, either medically or even recreationally, many people are exploring the many various ways in which to get that classic marijuana high; for whatever reason.
One of the most popular and increasingly widespread methods of cannabis consumption is via vaping. This can mean a few things; but the general and most important thing to know is that when one vapes marijuana, there is actually no combustion of the plant matter, no burning of the cannabis.
Instead, it is super-heated in order to release the various chemicals that one is intending to consume, while sparing you the harsh chemicals in smoke that one would typically wish to avoid. Consuming cannabis in this way can be extremely beneficial over conventional methods, and more and more people are finding this out each day!
However, when one enters the world of cannabis vaping, it can be very overwhelming. Not only are there just so many different brands and products, but there are also extremely different types of devices that are all grouped under the moniker of vaping.
But fear not! For today we will be helping you navigate the world of marijuana vaping and help you chose from some of the best devices currently on the market!
Before we get to that however, it is important to understand the three different categories of vaporizers, so you know what you are looking at!
From pens, and portables to desktops!
Setting the stage for cannabis vaporizers, the desktop models were the first of their kind to be introduced to the world. These things are massive devices that are meant to be used while-you guessed it-sitting at a table, etc. These devices typically fill bags with vapor you inhale, or have tubes directly into the chambers to puff on depending on the model.
These are very powerful, and very expensive and are typically only used by medical patients, or those not planning on moving around much.
These are the middle child of the vaporizer family; nowhere near as expensive (or as powerful) as the desktop modes, these devices are made to be portable and carried around, while still providing high levels of power and consistency.
These are often used by frequent cannabis users of either the medical, or recreational variety. Battery powered, these devices need recharging quite often, but for the power and portability many people consider it more than worth it.
The baby of the group, the “pen” vaporizer class, so named because the devices resemble writing instruments, are typically used by those who are either new to vaping, or are not using it as their main method of consumption. These devices are very portable, and can typically fit even in a pocket!
This of course comes at a price, and that price is power. These devices do not have anything resembling the power of the other two classes, but that does not mean they are slouches either, nor that they will not get the job done.
To start off our list, we have a great option from Dr. Dabber. Falling into the “pen” category, this vape is absolutely perfect for those getting into the game for the first time. Sleek, and well made this pen comes with a unique magnetic design to avoid any threading and issues related to that.
With strong, consistent hits this vaporizer can be used for oils and concentrates, but not dry herb etc. with a decent battery life (when can it not be better?) you will find yourself having a very pleasant experience with this device.
Coming in on the lower end of the price range for cannabis vaporizers, chances are you will be very happy with this purchase as a first time buyer. For more serious tokers, you might want something further down the list.
Next up on our list, is the most powerful portable device by far. Coming straight from Germany from the makers of the original Volcano , Storz and Bickel return again to wow customers with awesome build quality, vapor production, and with an industry leading warranty coverage just in case anything goes wrong.
With this product, you are going to be getting some major usage out of. With a massive battery, (twice the size if the similar Crafty Vape) this device really does back a punch, and one that is consistent for usage.
Everyday cannabis users would be happy with this device, as long as they keep it charged, one of the great things however is that you can actually use it while it is charging! Something you do not see in the pen models etc. which is very convenient!
This is a great choice for serious medical users, and recreational smokers alike. While a bit pricey, you are paying for a great device that will hopefully not only do all you need, but do it for a considerable amount of time as well.
For the third contender on the list, we have someone new to the game. Herbalizer is a company formulated by ex-Nasa engineers, whose goal was to bring the most futuristic, highest quality desktop vaporizer they could make.
For decades the Volcano rules as supreme desktop vaporizer; but it seems that the Herbalizer may finally knock it off its perch. With absolutely stunning, and superb vapor output, including taste and potency; coupled with the form factor and how quite this device is when it is running, they may have done it.
Coming in at a full retail price of $700 (yes, you read that correctly) it is surely one of the most expensive vaporizers out there, especially considering that the volcanoes do come in at around 4-500 dollars.
But is it worth it? If you’re going out to spend $500 anyway, the extra $200 might be justifiable when one considers all of the features that the Herbalizer has over competitors; it’s extremely easy to use, and is completely self-contained. This is a very powerful, very quiet, and very expensive desktop vaporizer.
Returning back to the more portable vaporizer models, we have an industry favorite: the Pax 3. Often called the “Apple” of vaping companies, Pax likes to make their devices as simple, and yet futuristic, aesthetically pleasing, and well-built as they can. With the Pax 3, they have utterly succeeded with that, surprising everyone by improving on the already amazing Pax 2.
The Pax 3 is a very small, and compact device that is made from metal, and is extremely aesthetically pleasing. With no buttons, or other things to manage on the device itself (aside from the chamber to place the material in) you will be managing this device using the company app on your smartphone, where you can manage everything about the device, and even play some quirky fun games.
With lip sensing technology that knows just when to heat up and cool down, you just have to enjoy using it!
Looking something like the little brother of the Herbalizer, you can expect great performance from all Pax devices. Able to vaporize herb, and concentrates with strong performance, great taste, and an excellent method of reducing any smells, this device is awesome for those on the go who do not want to empty their wallet, but still want a powerful, functionally awesome and very futuristic product.
Taking the number one place on our list, we have the Firefly 2 from Firefly. This device takes first place on our list for a number of reasons; from price to build quality, performance, usage, customer care, the list goes on and on!
This device is extremely easy to use, you just fill the pipe-looking bowl with either dry herb, or concentrates, and you are ready to go!
With a small, compact design, this vaporizer still packs a punch, and while the battery could of course last longer, it’s not where near as bad as one would expect considering the industry leading heat-up time.
With a glass vapor path, and convection heating, the taste of your vapor will always be clean, crisp and delicious. It is really hard to find things wrong with this device, save perhaps it is a bit pricey and some complain about the weight, although others say it’s a perk to its build quality.
The Firefly 2 is simple an awesome device for your smoking habits regardless of what they are, and it will truly get you messed up.
The world of cannabis consumption has sure changed a great deal over the last few decades, especially when one considers how little it changes over the millennia that our species has been using it.
Today, we have dozens, if not hundreds of different methods of consumption, and ways in which we can alter how marijuana is absorbed into our bodies. Vaporizing is quickly becoming the most popular way for individuals and even groups of people to consume cannabis, as it is safer, easier, and oftentimes can be much stronger than traditional smoking methods.
With vaporizing there is a great deal more one can do, and truly get out of this amazing plant. With so many options to choose from however sometimes it can be hard to know just what you need or want, we hope that this guide will help you in finding the perfect device for your new venture!