Some ex-smokers are in “Vape shock”. As more dry herb vaporizers appear on the market, it’s hard for the average consumer to know where to start looking. It seems that the more products on the market, the more taxing, particularly when there exists little guidance or regulation. Some may want to stick to home vaping with the Buddha, or the Vapium Summit for the rugged hiking, the Pax for simplicity, or even the Puffit “inhaler” for discretion. But which is the best for your needs?
Portable v. Sedentary
With legalization looming, the need for compact, battery-operated devices creates greater demand for portable vaporizers. Mobile innovation has brought on whole new considerations such as durability, stealth, and battery life. While the portable may seem a no brainer, some customers report desktop models to be more efficient. In the burgeoning portable market, the Pax 2 is pushing its 30% increased battery life as a major selling point. However, about half of the dry herb vaporizers on the market allow for use while charging, with the best performing as well as sedentary models. As every vape reviewer states: it depends on your lifestyle.
– Less risk of damage or loss
– Greater capacity
– Share with friends
– Promote vaporization
Conduction v. Convection
Dry herb vaporizers use either conduction or convection heating. Vaporizers more commonly use conduction, as it is a simpler heating process. Conduction models require direct placement of herb into the chamber or dish, as if on a grill. Since the plant matter is in contact with the main heating element, it can sometimes produce minor combustion. Most vape pens and “dome” vaporizers function on the conduction principle, as do streamlined models such as Pax or Pinnacle Pro.
Convection vaporizers tend to run a higher price. They are built with a secondary heating element, such as ceramic encasing. They often use whips or glass wands to hold the herb as hot air flows through. Convection would be equivalent to placing herb in an oven. “Forced air” herbal vaporizers pump and collect the vapor cloud, which can be inhaled incrementally. “Box” vaporizers and other desktop vapes function this way, as do Arizer, Firefly, and Da Vinci products.
Like to Dabble?
Some of the “heat not burn” convection models take small amounts of waxes, crumbles, or oils if mixed in with dried herb. These mixtures will require a higher temperature for vaporizing, thus producing harsher, intensified vapor. Convection models can do this with relative ease and little risk to the vaporizer. Conduction vaporizers may get damaged from excessive moisture or build up. Some vaporizers on the market now offer modified models for such uses.
Proceed to Checkout
Some buyers support local shops, but online vaporizer sales tend to dominate the market. The internet is a sanctuary for vape culture, allowing enthusiasts to share and compare products. As such, we have built our store so that you may have the best selection of dry herb vaporizers around.