It would not be an exaggeration to say that a lot has changed in the vaping industry over the last decade. This is especially the case with dry herb vaporizers which were originally limited to desktop units that lack portability in world that is constantly on the go. Today, consumers have a wide variety of high-quality, portable dry herb vaporizers at their fingertips. While having tons of options is great, it can also be intimidating for many people looking to get into dry herb vaping. In an effort to make your shopping experience easier we have put together an “Ultimate List” of the best dry herb vaporizers on offer at our online vape shop today.
Before we get into our ultimate list of dry herb vaporizers we should briefly touch upon what dry herb vaporizing actually is, the benefits of dry herb vaporizing, and the big picture differences between vaporizers in this category. Instead of smoking dry herbs with glass or paper products, dry herb vaporizers utilize battery power to apply heat to dry herbs for the production of vapor. Vaping has a few added benefits when compared to smoking the old fashioned way. Mainly, vaping is more low profile, cleaner, and provides a smoother and tastier smoking experience.
All dry herb vaporizers serve the same purpose but can greatly differ in their features, battery power, and heating systems. The most notable of these differences being between convection and conduction heating methods. Convection heating has been lauded as being cleaner and possibly even healthier — a result of indirect heat. Enjoying the benefits of a convection unit might come at a higher price point however.
On the other hand, conduction systems, i.e. direct heating, are plentiful and affordable but run the risk of combusting your dry herb if not careful, which defeats the purpose of vaping. At the end of the day, choosing between a combustion/convection heating system will come down to personal preference.
Now that we have discussed dry herb vaping in general, let’s move on to our Ultimate List of Dry Herb Vapes. The vapes discussed in this article will range in price and features.
A solid beginner friendly dry herb vape, the Titan 1 is competitively priced and super easy to use. This vaporizer should be able to meet the needs of most users with its three temperature settings — 380°, 400°, or 420°F. In addition, the Titan 1 offers a convection oven-style heating system which allows for a cleaner and smoother vaping. Although it lacks an LED screen and advanced features, the Titan 1 delivers where it matters most — convenience and the smoking experience itself.
The Titan 2 utilizes the same convection oven-style heating system as the Titan 1 but offers users more control of their vaping experience through variable temperature control. Instead of only three temperatures the Titan 2 can be changed by one degree between 200°F - 428°F. Another added feature is the display screen which shows battery life and temperature. So, if you’re looking for temperature customization and the added luxury of a display screen then this might be the perfect vaporizer for you!
The DaVinci IQ is considered by most to be the Rolls Royce of dry herb vaporizers. All components of this vaporizer exude quality from its ceramic zirconia air path, which guarantees unreal flavor free from impurities, to the SMART Path Technology that gives users an unparalleled experience. The IQ offers users precise temperature control that ensures a perfect vaping experience every single time. Your herb is heated by a second to none conduction heating system. DaVinci takes things a step further with their bluetooth integration which allows you to control the device from your phone. Needless to say, a lot of thought has gone into this vaporizer.
Users can enjoy the benefits of the DaVinci IQ but in a 33% more compact size. The MIQRO includes all of the same goodies of the IQ and is better on the go due to its smaller size. For those looking to experience a top-shelf vaping experience in a more compact size, the MIQRO might be exactly what you are looking for.
The Firefly 2 is easily one the most high-tech dry herb vaporizers on the market today with its bluetooth-based temperature controls which lets users adjust their settings with their phone and use touch control. Another HUGE plus of the Firefly 2 is its ability to heat up to 400°F in a lightning fast 3 seconds! All you have to do is inhale and in 3 seconds you will be vaping your chosen dry herb or wax. The Firefly 2 does not skimp on the details either with things like a borosilicate glass vapor path and a quick 45-minute charging time.
A slightly improved version of the Firefly 2, the Firefly 2+ offers the same features as the sister model but has a 33% increase in airflow making your vaping experience that much smoother and effortless.
The Boundless CFX utilizes a unique hybrid convection/conduction heating system that gets everything up to temperature in 20 seconds, which is noticeably faster than a lot of other dry herb vapes out there. This vaporizer allows for full temperature customization and is portable to boot. Did we forget to mention that this vape pen also has a charging time of around 30 minutes? What is not to like? While this may be a more expensive unit it does offer a lot of bang for the buck.
The Boundless CF offers many of the same features as the CFX but differs mainly in temperature control. With the CF, the temperature can be raised or lowered in increments of 15°. Another awesome thing about the Boundless product line is the ability of their devices to be able to handle herb ground in different sizes. While many vaporizers require a consistent grind the CF and CFX allow users to break up the herbs with their hands and pack it in the chamber. No need to fuss over the details of grinding.
The Ghost MV1 dry herb vaporizer is one of the newest and most exciting portable vaporizers on the market today. Built to medical-grade standards, the Ghost MV1 utilizes patent-pending Heat Exchanger technology that can heat the device to user-specific temperatures in a matter of seconds. The tech in this unit also guarantees a consistent temperature for extended inhalation periods. Essentially, this vaporizer is built to go above and beyond the high-tech vaping experience.
The Mighty Vaporizer aims to provide an effortlessly smooth dry herb vaping experience to users from their first vape until their last. Consistency is the name of the game for Mighty. This vaporizer uses a patented convention heating system with additional conductive heating. In addition, the Mighty Vaporizer is portable, boasts a strong battery life, and has an extra-large fill chamber. It may be expensive but this vaporizer is worth looking at.
Stoner Joe’s Dry Herb Vaporizer strikes a balance between features and a good price point. Users can set their own desired temperatures with this vaporizer and it comes fitted with an OLED display. The heating time is impressive coming in at around 45 seconds in comparison to other vapes at this price point which can take a minute or more to reach temperature. If you’re on a budget and want something semi-portable but solid I would keep the Stoner Joe in mind.
The Flowermate Mini V5.0s is a super compact and low-profile vaporizer offered at a solid price of around $100 of less. Using the Flowermate is incredibly easy with its three temperature settings that can be easily cycled through. The battery life of the Flowermate is around 75 minutes and is powered by a single 2600 mAh 18650 battery. The unit can be charged via USB and there are actually two ports so it could also double as a phone charger. That is some pretty impressive utility.
The full-size version of the V5.0s mini, this build is going to be slightly bigger but still has all of the features of the Mini — three temp settings, USB charging port, and convection heating. The only major difference here is going to be the battery life which is around 2.5 hours compared to the Mini’s 75 minutes. If having the most compact vape is not focus then the Flowermate V5.0 is another solid choice at a decent price.
Standing out from the pack is the Extreme Q by Arizer — a non-portable desktop vape that is competitively priced. If you are more old school or enjoy glass pieces like bongs then the Extreme Q would be a perfect fit. Not only do you get to enjoy the retro vibe but you also have good tech to boot. The plus with desktop units like this is their ability to cool vapor significantly more than their portable counterparts.
The Crafty vaporizer by Storz and Bickel is the perfect combination of price, functionality, and ease of carry. Everything about this vaporizer is economical from its 60 second power down time or vibration reminders that the unit is still on and using precious batter life. Users can control temperatures via their phones through the bluetooth app. The crafty also offers a hybrid conduction/convection system that is set to reach temps between 104-110°F.
The Yocan iShred has dry herb enthusiasts in mind with its precision temperature settings, convection heating system, and built in grinder conspicuously hidden in the bottom of the unit. Priced around $70, the iShred is a super unique vaporizer offered at an affordable price that is great for beginners. It is pretty awesome that you can enjoy the benefits of convection heating that is normally associated with pricier units.
Arizer’s Air 2 is easily one of the best pieces of kit on the dry herb vape market today. The Air 2 is constructed with high-quality borosilicate glass components that pass high food/medical grade standards. This vaporizer also utilizes its own patented hybrid heating technology which uses both convection/conduction to create a solid vaping experience. As you would expect with vaporizers at this price point the Air 2 has precise temperature control, quick heating time, and an isolated air path. If that is not enough, the batteries are also interchangeable!
Box mods have been a staple of the vaping community for many years and are often associated with e-liquids, not dry herbs. That being said, there are now dry herb vape attachments on the market built to fit your box mod. So, if you are coming over to dry vaping from the e-liquid side of things then you might not have to get rid of your old box mod altogether. Take a look at the SteamCloud Box Mod. It's small, portable, and has a long-lasting battery.
Arguably one of the best budget dry herb vaporizers out there — the AGO vaporizer is a simple unit with a small 650 mAh battery that is also capable of vaping waxes. The AGO’s heating system uses standard combustion which allows for a much lower price in comparison to convection units. A nice little feature with the AGO is the LCD screen which displays battery life and total puff count. Although this vaporizer is not fancy per se it still gets the job done and can easily be taken on the go.
The volcano is considered to be the OG of dry herb vaporizers. First off, the Volcano is a desktop unit and is not built to be portable. Where the Volcano shines is the massive bowl which easily can fit enough dry herb for two and the precise temperature settings allowing for a mind blowing smoking experience. For those looking to have a throwback experience I highly recommend you take a look at the Volcano.
A best seller at our store, the E-CLIPSE is a convection-based dry herb vaporizer that has all of the comforts we have come to expect with vaporizers at this price point, around $100. The E-CLIPSE has full variable temperature control, OLED display, and a 2200 mAh battery that has all of the power you need. Overall, this vape is an incredibly solid choice for this price point even though it does not have some of the features other higher priced vapes have like unique heating systems or special components. What you are you getting here is a compact vaporizer that gets the job done brilliantly.
The Pulsar APX is a budget friendly dry herb vaporizer that uses convection heating to produce its vapor. It also is pretty compact and can easily be stored in a pocket. This unit lacks some of the custom settings on offer with other units at higher price points but its 5 temperature settings should be able to meet your needs. The heat up time for this unit is surprisingly quick at 30 seconds and it also comes with an LED display. It may not be fancy but this vape is certainly functional.
Pax has been a key brand in the dry herb vape scene for quite a while now. Far from fancy, the Pax 2 has perfected the bare essential with a fairly priced vaporizer that is easy to use and is easy to conceal. This unit uses an oven-type heating system and has four different temperature controls that can be changed with ease. There is no screen with the Pax 2 but it does have LED lights to provide updates on battery life and etc. If you are in a pinch or just want a dry herb vaporizer with no frills I would check out the Pax 2.
The Pax 3 is the crown jewel of the Pax brand with its SMART tech, over 60 temperature settings, and blisteringly fast 22 second heating time. Device settings can be controlled by your phone making this another technologically oriented unit like the DaVinci or Firefly 2. The Pax 3 boasts a 3500 mAh battery that will give you about an hour of continuous use. That being said the charging time for the Pax 3 is only 1 hour which is really good for such a large battery. If you want to step up your game and experience what the best Pax has to offer then the Pax 3 is definitely the way to go. This vaporizer competes with most high-tech units out there these days.
Plenty’s desktop vaporizer is great for those looking to enjoy the desktop vaping experience without breaking the bank. Utilizing a pure convection heating system, the Plenty Vaporizer is capable of providing a fantastically smooth vaping experience for a small group of friends or by yourself. The design of the unit is built to cool down the vapor before it is inhaled.
The G Pen Elite is an ergonomically and sleekly built dry herb vaporizer that uses a highly unique 360 degree ceramic heating chamber. This unique design allows for even heating of your dry herbs which cuts down on uneven heating which leads to subpar vapor production and flavor. Like many other vapes in the class, the G Pen Elite has variable temperature control and a robust 2200 mAh Li-Ion battery doing all of the heavy lifting. Battery life for this device is pretty good with one hour of total vaping time. This unit was designed to be compact and easy to carry as well making it a great choice for a night out.
An interesting addition to the higher priced dry herb vapes out there, the Linx GAIA is the first vaporizer out there to use a quartz heating chamber. This vaporizer offers you unrivaled flavor and one of the cleanest vaping experiences available today. As a matter of fact, the Linx GAIA was awarded the title of “Best Portable Vaporizer.”
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