If you’re considering using cannabis for the first time, you aren’t alone. 12% of adults in the US say they use cannabis, according to a 2019 Gallup poll. Considering the many benefits of using cannabis, it’s no wonder.
Yet, as a beginner, you may not know the safest, most effective way to use cannabis flower. Vaping reduces toxins from butane lighters and protects your lungs from harmful smoke.
We want you to feel good about the cannabis you use. That’s why we’re bringing you this guide to the top dry herb vaporizers on the market.
Ready to find the tapletop or portable vape that’s perfect for you? Then you better read on for everything you need to know!
Tabletop vaporizers offer the ultimate cannabis flower experience. These bigger, more powerful devices don’t just provide better terpene flavor; they also last longer and are easier to maintain than their portable counterparts.
Here are our top three choices for the best dry herb tabletop vapes out there.
Founded by Storz and Bickel around 20 years ago, the Volcano is a classic and gold standard for tabletop vapes. This powerful device uses forced-air convection heating to offer potent delivery and superior flavor.
The Volcano also offers a unique vaping experience. It comes with a vapor bag—a plastic bag that collects the vapor and releases it through an easy-to-operate valve.
The only downside to the Volcano? The Original analog version is pricey at $470. If you prefer an LCD screen, you’ll have to shell out $600 for the Volcano Digital.
Looking for a Volcano dupe for more than a third of the price? The Arizer Extreme Q is the next best thing and comes in at only $170.
The Extreme Q uses the same forced-air convection heating and vapor bag delivery. Plus, it comes with a whip and mouthpiece for an alternative delivery method. All of this comes with a flavor and potency experience comparable to the Volcano.
There is one catch with the Extreme Q: the build of the device reflects its price. The parts break easily, so it’s important to factor that into your total cost of ownership.
The Hydrology9 is technically a handheld vape considering that it’s cordless. With its large body and attention-grabbing design, though, it’s better used at home.
You’ll love Cloudious9’s top-shelf cannabis flower vape for its reasonable price ($199), built-in water filtration system, and battery operation. The Hydrology9 also flashes colorful lights while you use it. We dare you not to smile.
You may not love the Hydrology9 if you require the ultimate flavor experience. It unevenly heats the cannabis bowl, which leads to burnt flavors the more you hit it.
Taking your cannabis flower on the go has never been easier than with a portable vape. They’re discreet and pocketable, but they don’t sacrifice on performance. Even better, portable vapes are cheaper than the tabletop variety.
Ready to find your perfect portable vape? Keep reading for our top four picks.
Arizer isn’t only well-known for its Extreme Q; it’s also a leading portable cannabis flower vape manufacturer. The ArGo is the company’s first-ever venture into pocketable vaporizers. And at a mere 0.21 pounds, the ArGo fits that description perfectly.
This powerful vape offers a potent hit with its battery-powered convection/conduction hybrid heating system. That more than makes up for the ArGo’s sole downside: its 1 minute heat-up time.
Best of all, the ArGo isn’t going to break your budget. This vape will cost you $175, which includes a convenient carry vase.
If you want a vaporizer that’s as attractive as it is efficient, the Gaia portable vaporizer from Linx Vapor is for you. Convection heating makes this vape ideal for cannabis flower and concentrates. It heats up fast, but that also compromises some flavor.
The Gaia is competitively priced at $159. If you want an even less expensive Linx vape with most of the same features as the Gaia, the Eden is an excellent alternative.
At only $99, the Eden is nearly identical to the Gaia except for its lack of an LCD screen. The Eden streamlines operations with a single button that controls four pre-loaded temperature settings.
The Grasshopper is our top luxury choice for cannabis flower vapes, coming in at $225. It’s the most discreet device on our list with a pen-like body and sleek stainless steel finish. You can upgrade to a titanium finish for an extra price ($265).
The price isn’t the only downside to this portable vape. Its mouthpiece gets hot during use, especially if you turn the temperature to the top of its 266ºF–410ºF range. Hopper Labs makes up for this with the included silicon mouthpiece protector.
Many beginners want the least expensive device on the market to get started with cannabis flower vaping. That’s the Flowermate v5Os. Coming in at only $99, the Flowermate is as affordable as it is potent.
This vape has no learning curve. It uses a ceramic conduction heating system that’s easy to operate. Plus, with its 2.5-hour battery life, the Flowermate will stay powered for even your longest on-the-go sessions.
Cannabis flower vaporizers come in two varieties: tabletop and portable vapes. When it comes to tabletop vapes, you’re in good hands with the Volcano, Extreme Q, and Hydrology9. The ArGo, Gaia, Grasshopper, and Flowermate are all top options for portable vaporizers.
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