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Vaporizer Buying Guide 2019

First things first, there is no “Best Vaporizer.” But there can be the best vaporizer for a person and situation. The experience people can have with a specific vaporizer can vary from person to person, that’s because everyone values different kinds of features.

We want to mention right away; We did not test every vaporizer ourselves yet. There are simply too many, but we’re catching up vape by vape. Please read more about our ratings on our about page. We often adjust vaporizer ratings after using them more often.

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Things to consider

Here are some features you should look out for, and questions you should ask yourself when choosing a vaporizer:

Build Quality & Used Materials
Some vapes feel more sturdy than others. Do you want a perfectly designed & well-built vape or is it not so important, and you rather prefer a lower price? How important is the build quality for you?

Vaporizers are made out of plastic, glass, steel, aluminum, wood and ceramic elements. And don’t worry, when a vape uses plastic for a mouthpiece it’s not necessarily bad. They are usually food-grade materials. Even the Mighty has a plastic mouthpiece and is one of the most popular vapes out there. What’s your preferred material?

Size & Weight
How portable does your vaporizer need to be? Do you usually use it at home or mainly on-the-go? How important is it, that your vape fits into your pocket? Smaller vapes are not necessarily the better choice when you opt-in for optimal portability; some smaller vapes can get much hotter than bigger ones.

Battery
Do you need a big battery or are you okay with charging it daily, as you do with your smartphone? Are you often using your vape on-the-go, so a replaceable battery might be great?

Session or On-Demand Vaping
Do you prefer long sessions or a few hits at a time is all you need? Well, you need to decide this for yourself. What’s for sure is that most vapes are meant for vaping in sessions and only a few are suitable for on-demand vaping.

Temperature Controls
Some electronic vapes work with a preset of temperatures, others let you precisely adjust the temperature. Certain vapes have special kind of settings, like a smart path or boost mode.

Vapor Quality & Bowl Size
The vapor quality is something that can vary by so many factors. The strain of herbs, how moisture it is, how tightly you pack a bowl, the temperature, and many more factors. It’s hard to determine the vapor quality of a vaporizer. We usually fill the bowls full, since that’s what is recommended in general. Some vapes work better with loosely packed bowls than others.

Smartphone Apps / Yay or Nay
Some vapes come with a Smartphone app; most don’t. Apps normally give you more control of the device and make handling it more convenient. On the contrary, it can make you kind of dependent on your phone. Even though vaporizers that feature apps can typically also be used without them, but somehow it makes you feel missing out on functionality. Our experience with apps was surprisingly great so far.

Ease of use / Cleaning
Last but not less important is the simplicity or ease of use of your vaporizer. You don’t want a vape that frustrates you every time you use it. You want a vape, that you can turn on and start vaping without hassle. The cleaning process is rather important as well. Keep in mind that certain devices need more care than others.

Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer (Our Favorites)

The most important aspects of a great portable dry herb vape for us are the build quality, vapor quality and ease of use. Portable vapes should not get too hot, same for the vapor plus the device should be easy to use.

Mighty Vaporizer

4.9

Simple and smart, the Mighty vaporizer is suitable for anyone who is only satisfied with the best vapor quality. Engineered and produced in Germany, it's the best medical grade vaporizer you'll find.

DaVinci IQ

4.8

DaVinci has created another smart vaporizer, the DaVinci IQ. Already known for creating gorgeous, high-quality products like the DaVinci Ascent. The DaVinci IQ comes complete with an expertly designed app. Other than producing high-quality vapor, the vaporizer features a display ...

Hydrology 9

4.8

One look at the Hydrology9 and you can tell that this device is something different. It looks like something HAL might have used in 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the dried herbs vaporizer doesn’t deliver space horror. It provides fresh ...

PAX 3 Vaporizer

4.8

PAX raised another level to the game from the PAX 2 into the next step in vaporizer evolution. But, the PAX 3 has perfected the formula. Each change in design from the second PAX leaves everything you loved and improves ...

Boundless Tera

4.8

The Boundless Tera is an elegant convection vaporizer coupled with enormous power. It features a massive capacity of 2500mAh generated by two removable 18650 batteries. The best part is, it comes with a water adapter that attaches it to most ...

Crafty Vaporizer

4.7

The Crafty from the German manufacturer Storz & Bickel is, simple put, one of the best portable vaporizers of its generation. Storz and Bickel, based out of Germany, are known worldwide for second-to-none craftsmanship and have been an industry leader ...

Sticky Brick Runt

4.7

The StickyBrick Runt is another great wooden vaporizer handmade in the USA. The analog convection vaporizer comes with the Sticky Brick Restrictor Discs, which reduces combustion risks and allows you to use bigger flames. Other than that, it has improved ...

Best Pen Vaporizer (Our Favorites)

As the name already reveals, the vaporizing devices look similar to a pen. They are usually super light, narrow and small. Usually, they are made for concentrates or waxes, but some pen vaporizers can vaporize dried herbs and wax at the same time. In general, a pen vaporizer always consists of a mouthpiece, a heating chamber, and a rechargeable battery.

VapCap NonaVong

4.5

The VapCap NonaVonG is a herbal and oil vaporizer with a built-in taper on the mid-section. It allows the use of compatible water attachments. The easy-to-use vaporizer is a non-electronic vape made from premium and food safe materials with a ...

DynaVap OmniVap

VapCap OmniVap

4.5

The VapCap OmniVap is a herbal and resin vaporizer. Being one of the most expensive vaporizers from DynaVap, the OmniVap is far too advanced than when they started with the VapCap Original. Constructed primarily from Titanium or Carbon, it still ...

VapCap OmniVonG

4.5

The  VapCap OmniVonG is one of the most sought-after VapCap vaporizer variation by DynaVap. Combining components of the VapCap OmniVap and VapCap NonaVonG, the OmniVonG features OmniVap condenser and mouthpiece together with a NonaVonG's midsection.

FlytLab Lift

4.5

The Lift vaporizer by FlytLab is created to lift your spirits higher, all you need is to do is fill up the chamber and press the button a few times. Featuring hybrid heating method, the Lift vaporizer has one of ...

Vaponic Plus

4.4

If you’re the type to demand sustainability and versatility from the products you purchase and consume, the Vaponic Plus vaporizer is a great option. Entirely composed of wood and glass, the vaporizer is manufactured with high precision and care. You ...

DynaVap VapCap M

4.4

The VapCap M by DynaVap is a herbal and resin vaporizer. Slightly different from its predecessor VapCap Original, it is made of Stainless steel instead of glass. The 9.2 cm long vaporizer is a nonelectrical vaporizer and requires flame as ...

NonaVonG XLS

4.4

The NonaVonG XLS is another version of the regular VapCap NonaVonG, you might have known the fact that you can mix and match VapCap components to build the perfect vaporizer. The NonaVonG XLS has a longer body of 10.9 cm ...

Best Desktop Vaporizer (Our Favorites)

Desktop Vaporizers are stationary devices, which are normally connected to the electrical grid. The clear advantage of desktop vaporizers is the amount of oil or herbs that can be loaded into the heating chamber. In addition, desktop vaporizers often offer more individuality and often come with a balloon or hose function. Each device has its special features.

Volcano HYBRID

4.9

The Volcano HYBRID is the latest addition to the Volcano family with an upgrade from its predecessor; the OG Volcanoes (a.k.a the Volcano Classic and the Volcano Digit). The most noteworthy is the touchscreen function and an App that allows ...

Volcano Digit

4.9

When the Original Volcano came out in 2000, the vaporizer community looked nothing like it does today. The Volcano vaporizer has created a stable, competitive market that consumers enjoy. There is no such thing as a Volcano “beater,” it is ...

Arizer Extreme Q

4.8

Initially reaching popularity with the Arizer Extreme, the Canadian-based tech company, Arizer, released its most robust offering so far with the Arizer Extreme Q desktop vaporizer. Featuring near silent operation and dual-use functionality for both dry herbs and aromatherapy oils ...

AroMed 4.0

4.8

The Aromed 4.0 vaporizer is one of the most effective convection vaporizers available today. The German manufactured vaporizer utilizes a halogen light bulb as a heating element. More like a medical device, the vaporizer is capable of reaching 235°C while ...

Plenty by Storz & Bickel

4.7

The Plenty Vaporizer is an easy-to-use dried herb vaporizer that has a double helix heat exchanger. It ensures that the air is evenly heated and distributed thus giving its users dense and flavorful vapor clouds.

Volcano Classic

4.7

Released over a decade ago, the Volcano Classic is undoubtedly the most popular medical vaporizer on the market. It removes toxins and other harmful by-products such as tar and carcinogens. Featuring the ground-breaking balloon vaporizing, a Classic Volcano makes every ...

Dr. Dabber Switch

4.7

Known for amazing and high-quality vaporizers, Dr. Dabber is brewing the next amazing desktop device in the market: the Switch vaporizer. Featuring a reliable battery, Dr. Dabber Switch will compete with the formidable Dr. Dabber Boost. This one will provide ...

Best Low-Cost Dry Herb Vaporizers (Less than £100)

If you want to slowly get into the world of vaporizing and do not want to spend too much money immediately, our favorites for less than £100 might be interesting to you.

Smono 3 Vaporizer

4.7

In addition to vaporizing herbs, the Smono 3 is also compatible with oils and waxes, thanks to its included glass chamber. With the dimensions of 8.1 cm x 5 cm x 2.7 cm, it is the most compact model of ...

Boundless CFX

4.7

The Boundless CFX is the next great product from Boundless, creators of the Boundless CF. They have essentially marketed their product as a less-expensive, yet high-quality version of the Crafty Vaporizer and Mighty Vaporizer from Storz and Bickel. There are ...

Fenix Mini

4.7

The Fenix Mini regarded as the smaller version of the Fenix vaporizer with similar qualities except that the palm-sized vaporizer provides even more discreetness. Compatible with herbal and concentrate material, the Fenix Mini Vaporizer comes with a large OLED screen ...

Focusvape Pro S

4.6

The Focusvape Pro S is a large chambered dry herbs vaporizer capable of holding 0.4g of material. Inspired by its predecessor the Focusvape Pro, it features a flexible one-degree increment of temperature ranging from 80°C to 240°C. It has haptic ...

Flowermate V5 Nano

4.5

The Flowermate V5 Nano is the next big thing from Flowermate. The portable herbal vaporizer features a unique black ceramic chamber and an insulated air duct that improves the vapor flavor with better airflow. Powered by a replaceable 18650 battery, ...

Best Cheap Dry Herb Vaporizer (Less than £50)

Flowermate AURA

4.4

The Flowermate Aura is one of the smallest options available in the portable vaporizer market. It features a dynamic tank switching capability that allows users to vaporize herbs in the dry ceramic chamber and concentrates in the cotton-equipped wax tank. ...

G Pen Pro

4.3

The G Pen Pro is one of the latest addition of the G-Pen series in the Grenco Science family. An upgrade from the G Pro Vaporizer, the new mouthpiece makes the G Pen Pro looks more stylish and futuristic. The ...

AirVape Xs GO

4.2

The AirVape Xs GO is the latest handheld herbal vaporizer from the same company who produced the notorious AirVape Xs and AirVape X. Featuring one button operation, the Xs GO comes with AirVape's signature EZ AirPath together with a hybrid ...

We hope that we could help you to find a bunch of good options for you. If you have any further questions about products, you can find further information about the devices on our website or the Internet.

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Detailed vaporizer descriptions

We have already tested a large number of vaporizers, collected information & specifications about vapes and summarized them for our readers. Vapospy is here to help you find the best vaporizer for you. Additionally, we offer an up-to-date price comparison feature for all vaporizer products.