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We’ve been avid vaping enthusiasts since the early 2000’s when the orignal Volcano Vaporizer came out. We cover both portable and desktop dry herb vaporizers as well as concentrate vapes and acessories. Vaping is a culture, it’s out culture.
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What Is A Vaporizer?
Vaporizers are much different than the joints, blunts, or bongs that we’re used to seeing or using. They are designed to heat the cannabinoids up to its smoking point without actually burning the plant material. This produces a more pure smoke that tastes better and is free of combustion and any possible carcinogens. All smokers, short-term and long-term, receive immediate health benefits by switching to a vape because there is no combustion of plant material, or nasty lighter fluid being consumed.
Advantages of portable vaporizers
Portable vaporizers carry so many benefits compared to the bulky desktop vapes that we all know and love. For starters, you can take them just about anywhere. I mean, what’s not to love about the convenience of being able to spark up anytime or place you have one with you? It’s also much more discreet than just lighting up a joint or pipe and having to deal with the smell of resin and smoke. I’m not hating on joints, but most people usually just pass my pen off as an e-cig., which is super chill.
10 Best Portable Vaporizers
There seems to be a never-ending selection of low-quality vapes that break in less than 3 months and/or consistently burn your product past its smoking point. To help you see through the BS, I’ve decided to put together a list of the 10 best handheld vaporizers on the market today. There are plenty of options out there, but this list contains my own personal review of each vape that I would personally recommend.
It was a tough decision, but after much deliberation (and A LOT of smoke sessions) I’ve put together a review of each vape, complete with the pros and cons, price, and rating for each.
Guide to Buying a Portable Vaporizer
So what’s the best vape for you? Well… there are a couple of things to consider when searching for a vape pen that suits your needs.
Like I mentioned earlier, there are endless amounts of low-quality vape pens. I can’t tell you how many $20 pens I went through before finally deciding to buy a solid portable. So with that said, durability played a huge role in the making of this top ten list and I hope it plays a role in your decision-process as well. (You WILL NOT regret it)
Handheld vaporizers vary in size. They will all be cordless, but they won’t all be able to fit in your pocket. Depending on if you’re an at-home smoker or an on-the-go smoker, you may want to consider if you need a vape that can fit in your pocket.
Most vaporizers have Lithium-ion batteries that can hold a long charge, and there are others which come with disposable batteries. I would recommend the Lithium battery powered versions for their ease of use and eco-friendliness. (Take note of the battery details I discuss when comparing reviews.)
Taste and Vapor Density
Each portable pen gives out a unique taste and texture. Some give out greater vapor output than others, and some are adjustable to suite your own personal preference.
Apart from these couple of tips, there are other important factors to consider such as maintenance requirement, loading chamber size, and its special features — temp control, dual-purpose (herb/oil), or iPhone app compatibility (yes, that’s a thing). Just keep these tips in mind when choosing your portable vaporizer, and you’ll be all right!
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Dry herb (aka marijuana) vaporizers are usually portable electronic devices that consist of some sort of chamber or “oven” and a draw method used to extract the herb. Vaporizers vary in quality and price but most have some sort of temperature control in place.
The process of vaping happens when the dry herb is heated to a high enough temperature to releact the THC and CBD from the plant. This produces the vapor you see when you vape. The vapor is inhaled (and usually held in for a second) and released. This will produce the sames euphoric feeling you get when you smoke your herb.
Vaping is generally a much “Cleaner” high. When compated to traditinoal combustion smoking, the high is much clear and you don’t get the intense crash feeling that comes with traditional smoking.
You may have heard the term “Dry Hit”in passing or among fellow avid vaping enthusiasts. A dry hit is that moment when you take your draw but the catromizre or atomizers isn’t fully filled or saturated. This produces a nasty ass burnt flavor and is NOT the business.
You’re going to get a lot of different answers out there. All in all, it’s going to depend on the vaporizer your use and the herb situation. Each case is unique. That being said, here is what Herb.co says:
Mellow Feel-Good High: 320 °F
Intense Energetic High: 365 °F
Deep Body Relaxation High: 428 °F
The two main methods are Convection and Conduction
Conduction vaping referes to having direct contact between your dry herb and some form of heat source. This process produces a vapor, thus avoiding unhealthy side-effects of tranditional combustion.
Convection vaping is a heating form that consists of passing heated air through the weed (material). Thinkg of a how a convection oven works. Same process. What makes convection unique is that if reaches all your dry herb at once. This makes the actual vaping process much more efficient than its coduction counterpart.
Most of the harm from smoking (combustion) comes from the thousands of chemicals that are burned and then inhales via smoke. This is especially useful if the user/patient has any sort of problematic respitory issues.
If you really need me to spell it out for you… I’m sorry… it’s no use at this point.