Vaporizing is becoming more and more popular among cannabis consumers; this method can considerably reduce the risks that come with combustion. Plus, it also allows you to enjoy your cannabis flowers and extracts practically anywhere at any time.
Nowadays, most models on the market are portable due to the increase in demand over the last few years. Let’s have a detailed look at these devices so that you can find the best one for your specific needs.
How to Choose a Portable Vaporizer
In order to pick the right vaporizer you’ll need to keep in mind four factors that can help you to determine which model is best for your particular needs.
- Uses: it’s important to keep in mind what use you’re going to be giving your vape; there are vapes designed for extracts, some just for cannabis, and others that can be used to vape both.
- Discretion: keep in mind how discreet you would like to be.
- Vapor quality and price are two factors that don’t really need much of an explanation.
These factors, use, discretion, vapor quality and price, are closely related; if you’re looking for discretion, high quality vapor, and a device that can use both flowers and extracts, it’s not going to be the most affordable model.
If you’re looking for the highest vapor quality while vaping flowers, it won’t be quite as discreet. To summarize, knowing exactly what you’re looking for can help you to get the best vapor quality at the best price.
Difference Between Convection and Conduction
Another factor to keep in mind when choosing a portable vaporizer is the way that it applies heat. Vaporizers typically have two models of heating:
- Convection vaporizers: this is when the vaporized substances are heated up indirectly via hot air flow.
- Conduction vaporizers: these directly heat your vaporized substances via direct contact.
Convection vaporizers evenly vaporize cannabis, which you can check for yourself when you remove your flowers; it will have gone an even brown colour.
Models that work using conduction cause an uneven vaporization of your cannabis, affecting the part that’s in direct contact with the heated coil much more than the rest of the flower. You’ll need to mix the contents so they vape evenly. On the other hand, conduction systems are activated almost instantly and take up much less space – convection systems take a bit longer to heat up and tend to be a bit chunkier.
Convection VS Conduction: Pros and Cons
Conduction vaporizers have a more affordable design and make, which means that there’s a lot more competition among manufacturers. This means more brand innovation, with new models and new designs and applications being released more frequently.
On the other hand, convection models stay on the market for longer and have been tried and tested by more consumers, which creates a more trustworthy product and brand.
The Best Vaporizers
Check out our catalogue if you’re looking for a vape to cover all of your needs; the highest quality and best prices.
- If you’re looking for high quality vapor in a convection model that can be used with flowers and concentrates, we recommend the Storz & Bickel Plenty model. This high-quality German vaporizer makes durable, efficient devices. The Plenty is ideal for taking camping, on weekend trips, to parties etc. It must be connected to the mains to work.
- Storz & Bickel also has the Crafty + model which is their best portable model, which works using both convection and conduction, and it’s quite discreet as it can fit in the palm of your hand. It’s ideal for vaping both cannabis and extracts, although it works much better with cannabis.
- If you’re looking for a strong, durable vape that produces high quality vapor from cannabis flowers, we recommend using the Arizer 2, which combines conduction and convection. It has a borosilicate mouthpiece which are used to offer a more intense flavour. The Arizer Air 2 has interchangeable batteries that last for up to 70 minutes of continuous use, and take 4 hours to charge using a USB charger.
- If you want both discretion and vapor quality, your choice should definitely be either the Da Vinci IQ and the Da Vinci IQ2. Both can be used with cannabis and extracts and have a precise vaporizing control system. The IQ2 model can be configured using a mobile app. By the same manufacturer, you can also check out their smaller brother, the Da Vinci MIQRO, which has the same characteristics as the previous two although smaller in size.
- If you’re looking for a vaporizer to use with your extracts, we recommend using the V-ONE 2.0 X VAPE, which is ideal for using with BHO, Rosin, Wax etc. This model produces high quality vapor for an affordable price; definitely the best way for vaping extracts.
- If the price is an important factor for you, check out the Max Starry by X-Vape. It’s super affordable, although it also has quite a great price/quality ratio. It’s ideal for using with herbs and extracts, and it lasts for about 90 minutes before needing to be charged; it charges fast and has a removable battery.
- The most affordable model in our catalogue is Vaponic, a vaporizer made out of borosilicate that comes within a protective case that looks like a marker. Vaponic works using a lighter to heat the glass and the material inside. This model is one of the most affordable ways to test out the benefits of vaporizing.
If you have any questions, get in touch with our team of professionals.