2020 is a good year for vaping… hard to use the word “good” and 2020″ in the same sentence!
This year, we’ve seen a variety of portable vaporizer options that could easily fit your needs and preference.
You have fresh portable vaporizer brands entering the picture, not to mention old-timers that have remained popular over the years.
As the world now embraces vaping, there’s an extensive number of vaporizers that can also confuse consumers.
OUR EXTENSIVE AND INTENSIVE RESEARCH
We made it a mission to search for the best portable vaporizers that stood out this 2020. We took into consideration the common factors that can affect your decision.
Because of the complexity of today’s portable vaporizer market, we took the initiative to categorize the best vaporizers according to labels that help you to find the best one for you.
And not only that, we tested each vaporizer to give you an honest, in-depth, and a trustworthy review that can help in your decision-making.
Vapor quality, durability, price, and ergonomics are just some of the things that we’ve considered in reviewing each portable vaporizer that made it in our list.
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Our company made it through the six-year mark by being transparent to our customers and readers.
In the past five years, we’ve seen all there is to see in the industry. From good to harmful vaporizers, we’ve covered them all.
We’ve shared our thoughts with our readers, making sure that they don’t spend on something that won’t make them happy.
What can you expect from our reviews? Since we listen to our customers’ feedback, we can give you an idea about some of the most common issues encountered by other customers.
But the bottom line is this:
We want everyone to have the best vaping experience, nothing less.
So, here’s a roundup of the best portable vaporizers, and some new, promising ones coming in this year.
Best Portable Vaporizer
To make it easier for you to decide which portable vaporizer matches your needs, we divided this review into different categories.
We chose the best portable vaporizer that fits each category and grades each according to design, maintenance, vapor quality, battery life, capacity, and discreetness.
You can read an explanation for each category here.
We’ve also included a full review for each vaporizer under the table made by our in-house Vapor experts.
Read on to discover our best portable vaporizer pick for each category!
Best Overall Portable Vaporizer: Mighty Vaporizer
Best Features: Above average battery life, Ease of Use, Temperature Settings, Vapor Quality
Mighty Vaporizer – Was $399 Now $348
The Mighty is the Predecessor of the equally popular Crafty.
Made by Storz and Bickel, this portable vaporizer specializes in providing high-quality vapors, a hassle-free operation, and the closest
experience to the Volcano when you are outside the house.
One of the things you’ll notice with the Mighty is its size.
In contrast to most portable vaporizers, the Mighty is larger than your typical portable vaporizer.
Storz and Bickel designed the Mighty with no regard whatsoever when it comes to being discreet.
Weighing roughly 230 grams, and measuring 5.5 inches tall and 3.2 inches wide, that’s something that screams for attention if you are going to use it outside.
Though it looks like a small home vaporizer, it isn’t designed for this.
Storz and Bickel’s intention is to make Mighty the Volcano alternative for those who vape outside their home.
Looks can be deceiving if you look at its construction. Though it is made of plastic, the feel isn’t cheap.
Instead, the plastic material was used to make this portable vaporizer more durable.
Cleaning the Mighty is quite straightforward.
You will have to address the herb chamber since this is where you’ll see all the buildup that can make you increase your pull strength.
Once fully charged, you get a solid 90 minutes from the Mighty.
That’s something that can be considered a stand out compared to other vaporizers.
Others could barely get to the 40-minute mark of continuous vaping.
Mighty’s heating chamber has a 0.2-gram capacity designed for dry herbs.
We were able to get it to 0.3 grams by grinding the herbs finely.
This can give approximately five to six draws.
For a small vaporizer, the Mighty offers superior quality vapor.
Just wait for 90 to 120 seconds to get to an optimum temperature, and you are ready to go.
It is the closest thing to using the Volcano. And the best part about this is that it isn’t even a desk vaporizer. It’s something that you can bring anywhere.
Given the size, it might not even fit your pocket. It is also something that looks big and awkward, especially when you are using it outside the house.
It deserves the top spot 4th year in a row!
The Best Discreet Portable Vaporizer: Pax 3
Best Features: Incredibly Discreet Design, Ease of Use, Temperature Settings, Vapor Quality
Pax 3 Vaporizer – $274
PAX 3: It’s arguably the most popular portable vaporizer in the world.
If you loved the PAX 2 vaporizer with its incredible performance, vapor quality, and style, the PAX 3 would surely make you one happy vaper.
It’s one of the first to streamline its design into something minimalist yet modern.
Though simple and straightforward looking, the PAX 3 vaporizer packs some of the best features inside.
Here’s a rundown of why we just love this vape:
As we’ve mentioned, the PAX 3 portable vaporizer comes in a modern, sleek design that’s comparable to the iPhone in the mobile world.
There is no obvious attachments or any other extra parts.
So handling and operating the PAX 3 is so easy and straightforward.
To do to activate it, press a single button at the top of the device, right in the center of the mouthpiece.
Why such a peculiar location? They say placing the button on the sides would disrupt the seamless design, and frequent external contact could mean accidental activation.
To choose among the four preset temperatures, just press and hold the button for two seconds to go to the temperature control mode.
Click the power button to get to your desired setting.
Compared with this PAX 2, there is nothing really significant in terms of the external design.
It’s already perfect in terms of stealth, ergonomics, and ease of use.
Perhaps the only noticeable difference is the presence of the LED lights that show vital reading, such as the amount of juice still present while vaping.
The PAX 3 portable vape may be relatively small, but the internal design ensures you get only the best quality vapors from your favorite dry herbs and concentrates.
The flavor is true to what you place inside the chamber – no impurities, foreign materials that could affect your vaping experience.
The PAX 3 also boasts true vaporization.
You’ll notice that the used herbs come as dark brown to orange, and not the usual black or charred appearance commonly occurring in vape pens with exposed heating coils.
Of course, you can’t help but notice another huge improvement in PAX 3: concentrates!
Yes, PAX heeded your call and finally allowed the latest version to support any of your favorite concentrates.
Just use the specially designed canister that comes along with the kit to start.
Place a small amount of your wax into the bottom of the cannister (between the air holes) and place the cannister into the device.
What’s really pleasantly surprising is the fabulous vapor quality!
Yes, whatever you place inside the PAX, everything results in magic!
The PAX 3 Vaporizer now comes with a powerful 2500mAh rechargeable battery.
Compare that with the PAX 2, with kist 300mAH of juice. You get to experience more vaping time between recharging cycles.
Now, with a more powerful battery, plus a more efficient heating chamber, the PAX 3 comes with a faster heat-up time of just 10 to 15 seconds.
No more waiting for long periods.
So, in many categories, the PAX 3 vaporizer is really a sure winner.
Despite its higher price point, we guarantee it’s all worth it for every penny you spend on the PAX 3, no less.
Best Vaporizer for Vapor Quality: Firefly 2+
Best Features: Vapor Quality, Ease of Use, Efficiency
Firefly 2+ Vaporizer – $329
We’re impressed with how the Firefly 2+ pulled off something remarkable when it comes to vapor quality.
This is the go-to device if you’re most particular with flavors and nothing but the purest of vapors.
After all, it’s the main reason we buy vaporizers in the first place: to transform those dry herbs into heavenly clouds.
Compared to its predecessor, the Firefly 2+ vaporizer is lighter by 55% and smaller by 33%.
Yet it packs improved performance and superb vapor quality.
The user interface has you, the user, in mind.
It sports a touch-sensitive feature (just like the iPod) for the controls. No buttons, of course.
To turn the device on, just touch the contact points, and you’re good to go.
What we really love about the Firefly 2+ vaporizer is the superfast heat up time.
While others let you wait for a full minute or even more, the Firefly 2+ reaches your desired temp in just about five seconds.
The moment the Firefly 2 Plus lights up, you see its full power as the transparent lid shows the glowing heating element inside the chamber.
So everything about the Firefly 2+ speaks technology, ergonomics and superb vaping experience.
With the Firefly 2+ Vaporizer, you get the best of both dry-herb and concentrates worlds.
The device can now support both types of vaping materials, though not simultaneously.
But what makes this portable device stand out is the excellent vapor quality.
Thanks to the glass-sided chamber and glass vapor path, which work to keep the essence of your botanicals pure.
The Firefly 2+ comes with a preset temperature but can be adjusted with a smartphone app.
Surprisingly, the smaller size of the Firefly 2+ and its lighter body did not sacrifice battery life.
In fact, the Firefly 2+’s battery lasts almost twice longer than the original Firefly.
But what’s even better is the fast charging time of only 45 minutes.
Can’t get enough of the vape? The kit comes with two batteries.
So you get to replace the other one when it runs out of juice.
That’s continuous vaping anytime, anywhere.
The improved battery life, plus the added compatibility with herbs, added more value to the Firefly 2 Plus.
No doubt, this product has made it to our list for 2020!
Best Pocket-Sized Portable Vaporizer: DaVinci IQ
Best Features: Vapor Quality, Discreet Design, Ease of Use
Davinci IQ Vaporizer – $274
From the makers of the original DaVinci and the Ascent comes the new DaVinci IQ portable vaporizer.
If you enjoyed the classic DaVinci and the Ascent, there’s no reason not to love the new IQ portable vaporizer.
This time, they have yet again raised the bar in terms of producing high-quality vaporizers based on customers’ demands.
DaVinci IQ Design
The streamlined design of the DaVinci IQ makes it the iPhone of the portable vaporizers.
There is no visible mouthpiece or any attachment. And the contours of the IQ is as simple as a vape can get.
The matte black finish makes it even more stealthy.
It’s the anodized aluminum casing that gives the IQ a minimalist, modern look that just hits the mark in terms of design.
It can even rival the PAX and Firefly vaporizers in this regard.
Doing away with the digital display, the IQ sports 51 tiny LED lights that shows your device’s readings.
Unexpectedly to some vaping enthusiasts, the DaVinci IQ Vaporizer is a conduction-type portable vape.
While many of its kind boast convection vaping for better vapor quality, the DaVinci stays on the traditional side.
But what it guarantees is better-controlled temperatures that range from 250°F to 430°F.
And as we know, conduction vaping devices always have fast heat-up times.
So the IQ is no different, heating up to as fast as 20 seconds, a tad longer for higher temps.
Can’t get satisfied with what you’re vaping?
Use the IQ’s Boost feature for that extra kick.
The device shoots up to its maximum temperature for as long as you hold and press the top button. A
t the moment of release, the temperature goes back to your desired heat level.
Leveling up your vaping experience to an even higher level, the DaVinci IQ sports the Smart Paths.
The . Smart Paths is a pre-programmed setting that gradually increases the vaping temp by 20 degrees over ten minutes.
It may come with default settings, but you can adjust it too using a smartphone app.
Here’s what we love about the DaVinci IQ: a replaceable rechargeable battery.
This is everything if you plan to go vaping long before you get the chance to find the nearest socket for charging your device.
The IQ’s battery is a powerful 18650 3500mAh battery.
You can purchase extra batteries for that extra juice. Hence continuous vaping on demand.
Each full charge can last about 40 minutes of vaping. And charging takes about two hours.
Best Portable Vaporizer Under $200: Arizer Solo 2
Best Features: Vapor Quality, Ease of Use, Efficiency, Temperature Settings
Arizer Solo 2 – $184
The Arizer Solo II is an excellent option for consumers working on a small budget, but you don’t want to compromise on the quality of vapor.
The Solo II is known not only as a vaporizer but also as an aromatic diffuser. Herbs can be placed in an aroma dish and use it to lighten up the
One thing that makes this a great vaporizer is its simple yet functional design.
It’s easy to use, and it gives high-quality vapor that meets the standard of the most particular vape enthusiast.
Arizer Solo 2 is quite straightforward when it comes to its design.
It has a responsive OLED screen that gives users the necessary information from the battery level to the temperature setting.
Using the device is also simple, even for first-timers. You just have to stick the mouthpiece into the oven, and you are ready to go.
Aside from its simplicity and ergonomic design, it is also well-built. It gives a sturdy feeling once you hold it.
The glass stem is also made of not just any ordinary glass.
It is made of borosilicate glass meant specifically to keep the vapor to get cool.
The Arizer Solo 2 is also a candidate for the best low maintenance vaporizer. Users only need to clean the glass tube and the oven.
You can use the cleaning tool included to get rid of the herb residue found inside the glass tube. It is also suggested that you soak the glass tube in isopropyl alcohol for a few minutes and then rinse it in hot water. As for the oven, you can use a cotton swab dipped in alcohol.
One common problem that users encounter with portable vaporizers is the short battery life that interrupts in their sessions.
The Solo 2’s 3400 mAh battery is capable of going for up to three hours straight without getting recharged.
And if you ever need to recharge this portable vaporizer, all it takes is 90 minutes, and you are good to go.
Solo 2 has an oven capacity of 0.2 grams, which isn’t bad as well for a portable vaporizer.
This is a good 6-12 draws per session. It is also a good option if you opt to microdose at 0.03 to 0.04 grams.
You can spread the herb evenly, and that can result in around 2-4 draws.
With a glass path, expect superior quality vapor from Arizer Solo 2.
By experience, the best flavors come out when you go for the lower temperature ranges.
You can also expect good clouds from this unit.
However, a significant downside for the Solo 2 is the draw resistance, which is mostly due to the stem. But it isn’t that bad.
Go for long steady draws, and you will be able to get good results from the Arizer Solo 2.
A much larger base than your average portable vaporizer and a bulky glass stem, you might even classify the Arizer Solo 2 as a home vaporizer.
However, what the Arizer Solo 2 lacked in discreetness and portability, it compensated with good vapor quality.
Rather than keeping the vaporizer in your pocket, it is best to have a fanny pack or a small bag in case you are going to use the Solo 2 outside your home.
Best app based vaporizer: Volcano Crafty Vaporizer
Best Features: Moderately Design, Ease of Use, Temperature Settings
Crafty Vaporizer – $279.00
The Crafty is a smaller version of the Mighty.
You can consider Crafty as one of the best vaporizers out there that can pack a punch despite its small appearance.
It comes with a free smartphone app that lets you get an improved experience.
The Crafty has been around for quite some time.
It stood the test of time and is still one of the best options for those who like a modern approach in their vaporizer.
The Crafty measures 4.2 inches tall and 2.2 inches wide.
This compact vaporizer fits well into your hands but can be a bit bulky if you choose to have it in your pocket.
Just like the Mighty, the Crafty is a hybrid convection vaporizer.
The Crafty is a well-designed and well-made portable vaporizer using medical grade materials, including stainless steel and aluminum.
Unlike flimsy portable vaporizers, the Crafty has no fragile glass or ceramics in its parts.
And also, by design, the Storz and Bickel isolated the electronics from the air path.
Crafty has one of the most straightforward maintenance in the market.
All you need is isopropyl alcohol and a cup of soapy water. It also has a filling aid that makes loading of herbs simple and less messy with Crafty.
Here, you can funnel the herbs into the chamber without worrying about spills.
The battery life is decent for a portable vaporizer.
However, it can’t last night and most likely won’t satisfy heavy users.
It has an above-average battery life compared to other portable vaporizers in the market. But compared to the bigger Mighty, the Crafty only has around half of its battery life.
The bowl can accommodate up to 0.2 grams of herbs.
This is usually enough for an intense session.
In terms of vapor quality, Crafty performs better than most portable vaporizers.
It is comparable to the Mighty despite the smaller size.
One of the things that made it possible for Crafty to produce large clouds is the app that lets you have full control over how you want to do your sessions.
It has two temperature selections and even allows you to see how many hours has the Crafty been turned on.
The good thing about Crafty as an app-dependent device is that it can even alarm your phone which can help you save some herbs.
The Crafty might be smaller than Mighty, but it isn’t really as portable as you think it is.
It is still quite big for a portable vaporizer. You might even want to consider keeping it in a small bag.
Best Portable Vaporizer Under $130: Boundless CF
Best Features: Good value for it’s price range, above-average vapor quality, quick charging time
Boundless CF Vaporizer – $129
The Boundless CF Vaporizer is a scaled-down version of the CFX.
But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t catch our attention, as it easily fits on our list as 2020’s best portable vaporizer under $130.
Let’s take a look at why:
The Boundless CF Vaporizer is about what a vaporizer could give from the inside rather than from its outside appearance.
Granted, the CF outer body is made of plastic, but a sturdy built means it is packed with a powerhouse that offers excellent functionality and consistency.
The CF still sports the same heating chamber design you can find in the Boundless CFX.
So vapor quality isn’t sacrificed in this scaled-down version.
What is absent, though, is the digital display.
Instead, a series of LEDs near the button indicates the current temperature.
The device has five preset temperatures you can choose from 355°F / 370°F / 385°F / 400°F / 415°F.
And an interesting combination of conduction and convection in the chamber offers quicker heat-up time (20 seconds) and superb vapor quality.
The Boundless CF offers a tad more discreet vaping experience with its matte black finish, although it’s shaped could have been improved to resemble everyday mundane objects.
But with its small size, it does help you vape low key while on the go.
Because the CF shares the same heating chamber design with its higher-end sister, the CFX, you get to experience the same superb vapor quality and reliable performance.
The vapor density is just enough, but higher temperatures could render a slightly more burnt taste.
This is something Boundless can improve on.
But overall, it’s hands down to the Boundless CF.
Battery life with the CF is roughly the same with the CFX, giving you several minutes of vaping pleasure.
Charging takes only about 30-45 minutes.
That’s pretty fast compared with other portable vapes of this price range.
Best Cheap Portable Vaporizer: The MFLB
Best Features: Ease of Use, Simplicity, Price
When it comes to no-fuss, no bells-and-whistles vaping, the Magic Flight Launch Box is the way to go.
It’s a simple wooden box, with not even a single button for any controls.
But surprisingly, the MFLB offers unexpectedly good results with whatever dry herb you choose.
Etched on the body of the MFLB is the message:
“Love is that which enables choice. Always stronger than fear. Always choose based on love.”
It’s a mantra which the creators have inspired many MFLB fans to this day.
Beyond that is a pure powerhouse.
With no temperature controls or a power button, the Magic Flight Launch Box relies on the insertion of a battery to turn the heating element on.
The chamber is covered by an acrylic glass lid that easily slides across the top portion of the device.
This is where you place your ground dry herbs.
The MFLB measures just 2.5×1.25×0.9 inches.
With the wooden material used, the entire device feels very light.
The glass stem, which functions as the mouthpiece, is long enough as a cooling pathway for the vapor before it reaches your mouth.
That means comfortable draws even for more extended vaping periods.
As simple and as basic as the MFLB seems, the high vapor quality we experience with this device is just unexpectedly good.
No doubt, we’re pleased to recommend it to you, our followers, if what you want is something downright simple and reliable.
Because there are no electronic circuits inside, the Magic Flight Launch Box is sure to last a very long time with the minimal amount of maintenance needed.
While the MFLB supports an external battery, consumption is a tad faster, hence shorter vaping sessions per battery.
But the good thing about the MFLB is that you can take plenty of extras with you and have not to worry about running out of juice again.
Overall, the MFLB is one of our favoirte vapoirizers of all times and we are definitely recoomned it!
Best Best Portable Vaporizer Under $100 – XMAX Starry V3
Xvape Xmax Starry v3– $94
The XMAX Starry V3 is a popular entry-level option, especially among consumers who haven’t tried vaping before.
One of the things that make people hesitate on a vaporizer is its price.
The XMAX Starry V3 is a breath of fresh air in this aspect. This vaporizer costs less than $100 but offers things present in its more expensive counterparts.
However, it is also popular among vape connoisseurs who want the best bang for their buck.
Superior construction, a discreet design, and flavorful vapor, these are things that easily make it an excellent choice even among more experienced vape enthusiasts.
One of the things that makes the XMAX Starry V3 stand out, is the fact that it’s made of anodized aluminum, which is surprising for a portable vaporizer under $100.
It’s common to see vaporizers in this range to have plastic construction. This makes the device withstand high temperature even when you are using it.
Apart from the metal parts, you also have the mouthpiece that is made of zirconia.
What it does is keep the vapor cool so that it won’t be too harsh once you use the device.
The Starry V3 is simple to clean and maintain.
Also, you get a cleaning brush included in this vaporizer that can help you clean both the oven and mouthpiece.
It is suggested to clean the device every after session. You can also use isopropyl alcohol in cleaning the vaporizer.
The battery can last an average of 80 minutes. On the other hand, it takes 90 minutes to charge the Starry V3 2600 mAh battery fully.
Despite the small handy size of the Starry V3, it has a relatively large chamber with a total capacity of 0.5 grams. That is considered a bit larger than most portable vaporizers.
Using the device is quite straightforward. You only have to press the button for three seconds before you select the temperature you wish to have for your session.
It notifies the user once the unit is done heating the herb.
For its price range, it is quite surprising to find out that it makes use of precision temperature control.
This allows the unit to produce high-quality vapor and some of the best flavors for its price range.
Also, forget about dealing with a hot mouthpiece since you have a mouthpiece made of zirconia.
The body is also extremely heat resistant, which simply means that you won’t have any discomfort holding the Starry V3 while you are using it.
The Starry V3 measures a little over four inches in height. Though it’s a bit longer, it can easily slip in your pocket if you plan on bringing it outside.
Best Portable Design Vaporizer: Arizer Air
Best Features: Design, ease of use, vapor quality, performance
Arizer Air Vaporizer – was $229 now $164
The Arizer Air is the latest portable vaporizer released by Canadian based company Arizer.
Made to comfortably sit alongside its larger counterpart, the solo, the Arizer Air, comes with more simplified features and designs without sacrificing vapor quality and performance.
The Air is designed as the more compact counterpart of the Solo.
It addresses some of the issues users encountered with the Solo.
For one, the Air, when fitted with the glass mouthpiece, comes significantly smaller and more lightweight.
So, the device fits perfectly in your pocket, which means enhanced portability.
The Air sports a ceramic heating element to produce pure vapors from your dry herbs.
Pair that with the glass vapor path, and those flavors are guaranteed pure all throughout its journey from the chamber to the mouthpiece.
Inside the chamber, you can pack up to 0.25 grams of dry materials.
Although the Arizer Air comes with preset temperatures, it now offers just five, down from the seven setting the Solo has.
But the range still gives you enough choices:
- 180C/356F (Blue)
- 190C/374F (White)
- 200C/392F (Green)
- 205C/401F (Orange)
- 210C/410F (Red)
When it comes to discreet vaping, the Air isn’t really the best contender.
The glass stem (albeit shorter than the Solo), is already a giveaway.
Portable vapes like the PAX 3 and the DaVinci IQ are the clear winners in this department.
If you are after the performance and more serious vaping sessions, the Arizer Air is still an excellent choice.
The Arizer Air is designed for serious vapers who prefer denser and more pronounced flavors from dry herbs.
We’ve noticed that AIR’s minimum temperature is a tad higher than the Solo’s.
So don’t expect to start off with much more gentle vapors. But in fairness, the lowest setting is still comfortable enough.
Only when you extend your vaping session for several minutes will you notice a bit of harshness when choosing higher settings.
Overall, vapor quality with the Arizer Air is above average.
Given its price tag, it should be performing well in this aspect.
If there’s one significant improvement from the Solo placed in the Arizer Air, it’s how the rechargeable battery is designed to be removable and replaceable.
This means you can always purchase extra batteries for continuous vaping sessions.
One significant setback, though, is that the Air still uses a proprietary charger instead of the more widely compatible micro USB chargers.
To counter this, Pass-through charging is possible with the Air, in that you can still enjoy vaping even if the device is still in charge.
So, at $164, does the Arizer live up to its promises and slightly hefty price tag?
In terms of durability, it does stand out, as we’ve had users having them for more than a year now without having any issues.
As far as reliability, Arizer Air is a big winner.
In terms of vapor purity, it comes at above average.
And lastly, battery life can be a non-issue if you purchase extra batteries to keep your sessions going.
Is it worth the price?
You bet it is.
The Best Wax/Oil Portable Vaporizer Under $150 – KandyPens Crystal
KandyPens Crystal Vaporizer – $134
The KandyPens Crystal is an excellent option for those who prefer to wax, and CBD concentrates during their vape sessions.
This particular vaporizer became popular because of its performance and price tag.
With a price of under $100, it is the perfect entry-level wax/oil portable vaporizer.
However, don’t be surprised if you find serious vape enthusiasts to also invest in the KandyPens Crystal.
Unlike the usual portable vaporizer, the KandyPens Crystal doesn’t use coil-wrapped coils.
Instead, it controls the quartz wax atomizer using an open wind stream.
Plus, you can even get an entire day of vaping without having to charge the battery.
Made of stainless steel, it gives an initial impression that it is quite well-made for a $100 vaporizer.
The KandyPens Crystal has that typical vape pen design though a bit thicker than most products that you see in the market.
The Crystal made use of bowl made of quartz, considering that most vape pens use ceramic.
There are only a few other vape pens that have bowls made of quartz.
Among the few includes Linx Blaze and HoneyStick Plasma GQ. Apart from its quartz bowl, the KandyPens Crystal has a glass air path.
Cleaning the Crystal is easy.
If you notice that there is still some leftover residue, you can simply crank this vape pen to its highest setting to burn it.
If you are trying to conserve your battery, you can simply wipe it with a wipe soaked in isopropyl alcohol.
It is best if you can do the cleaning right after your session when the bowl is still warm.
If you like vaping the entire day, Crystal is an excellent option for you.
It makes use of a 900mAh rechargeable battery that enables pass-through charging, allowing you to use the vape pen even if the device is charging.
Once fully charged, you can get a full day’s worth of vaping without the need to recharge the battery.
Crystal also gives you an idea of how much battery you still have left. It has four vertical LEDs that tell you if you need to plug your device.
Crystal has a 0.1 gram capacity. You can get a lot of sessions from this. 0.1 gram of wax can give you roughly around 10 to 12 sessions.
Vapor quality is quite impressive.
Since its bowl is made of quartz, and it has a glass air path, users can enjoy the purest vapor with exquisite flavors.
Based on experience, you get the best taste and even some nice clouds if you choose the middle setting for this vape pen.
However, if you are into more significant clouds, it is best if you can crank it high enough to the highest setting.
Unfortunately, the drawback of high temperatures is losing most of the flavor.
A common complaint by users is that the mouthpiece tends to get warm after a few sessions.
It might be a good idea to give the vape pen a break every few sessions.
Though it is a bit thicker than most vape pens, it is still something that you can keep in your pocket.
The Best Wax/Oil Portable Vaporizer Under $50 – PAX Era
The PAX Era is a combination of modern technology and superior quality vapor wrapped in one. Despite integrating new technology, the PAX Era has been designed with simplicity in mind. Plus, it is also lightweight, making it a good option for those who want to have a discreet session outside the comfort of their home.
PAX Era is made of anodized aluminum shell. Along with it is a modern look along with LEDs showing you all the useful information that you will need when as a user. This vape pen is also lightweight, making it a perfect fit for those who always find themselves outside their homes.
One of the things that make the PAX Era user-friendly is its simple-click design that allows the user just to snap the pre-filled cartridges minus the leaks. No need to align any thread. Just click, and you can change it from there. This intuitive design also made it possible to prevent the oil from clogging the unit.
Another vital part of its design is how it is integrated with Bluetooth technology. This allows users to have control over the temperature, vapor volume, and other aspects that affect your satisfaction. All of which can be controlled once you download the app on your mobile device.
Because of the simple snap design that allows the user to change the pre-filled cartridges, this solves the usual mess encountered by enthusiasts when changing the oil in their unit. All you need to do is to change the cartridge, and you are good to go.
Charging time takes around 45 minutes to get fully charged. Expect the battery to last for a good hour and a half of continuous use.
The PAX era contains approximately around 0.5 grams of wax/oil.
With the control that you get from its app, the PAX Era gives the user full control of how he or she wants to have the temperature. It provides the user with a chance to get the longest draw.
Measuring 3 inches, this is a great device that you can easily keep along with your keys in your wallet. You can also hide it in your palm as you use it outside your home. And unlike other vape pens, it looks discreet and modern.
The Best Wax/Oil Portable Vaporizer Under $70 – Dr. Dabber Ghost
Dr. Dabber Ghost – $69
Reasonable price, good quality vapor, and a robust vape pen, these are things that attract consumers to Dr. Dabber Ghost.
The makers made sure that they paid close attention to the details from the logo to the sleek appearance of the Dr. Dabber Ghost.
Apart from its sleek design, an essential part of Dr. Dabber Ghost’s feature is the atomizer.
This vape pen is unique since it made use of a recessed shape atomizer.
This makes it easy for the concentrate to flow down to the coil. It means there is less waste, and it is less messy on the part of the user.
Cleaning is complicated if you are somewhat new. If you will look at Dr. Dabber’s website, it says that you will have to disassemble everything to get the atomizer. Your atomizer should be completely submerged in the alcohol for 20 to 30 minutes to remove any concentrate.
You also want to clean the mouthpiece regularly using isopropyl alcohol. Be sure that the mouthpiece is clean, focusing on the inside.
The battery is quite decent, especially for the size of this vape pen.
It gives users roughly around 200 to 300 draws once the unit is fully charged.
But of course, it depends on different factors such as how long you take each draw and how often you vape throughout the day.
Charging the unit takes around 2 hours, and you can use a USB adapter included with the Dr. Dabber Ghost.
Dr. Dabber Ghost has a capacity of 0.1 to 0.2 grams. This allows the user to get approximately 2 up to 7 deep pulls.
Dr. Dabber Ghost’s operation is quite simple.
You have to press the button quickly five times, and the device gets turned on.
This makes the device ready to use. Using the included tool, you can place the concentrate on its coil.
As for the vapor, you get a flavorful vapor that you can enjoy thanks mostly to the titanium coil.
Titanium coil is known for its lower temperature. However, you might still feel the warm vapor once it enters your mouth.
But unlike other pens, you won’t be getting a burnt taste.
This vape pen is known for its small size, which allows users to keep it in their pocket or their purse without any problem.
It might even look just like a sharpie marker.
Honorable Mention: Exxus Snap VV
Exxus Snap VV – $69
The Exxus Snap VV is an improved version of the Exxus Snap Vaporizer.
It offers larger cartomizers, allows USB charging, plus it is also easy to use, especially for beginners.
Measuring roughly around 3 inches tall and 1 inch wide, it’s a compact option partially because of its recessed atomizer.
One of the first things that you will notice with the Exxus Snap VV is its sleek profile. With its atomizer found right at the bottom of its chassis, this made it possible for this vape pen to have a compact design. It also has a simple to understand design.
With the mentioned design, users can just press the button and choose from one of the four voltage settings, allowing them to vape according to their preference.
Cleaning is easy with the Exxus Snap VV. You will need to use tip dipped in isopropyl to take out the remaining residue in your unit.
The Exxus Snap VV makes use of a 350mAh battery that can be recharged using a micro USB charger. It is expected that a fully charged Exxus Snap VV is enough to last for an entire day of vaping. And also, if you are working on the lower voltage setting, expect the battery life to last longer than you need it.
The cartridge opening for the Exxus Snap VV is at 10.75mm.
The good thing about the Exxus Snap VV is that you can experience four different voltage options. It gives you the chance to choose your vaping experience.
Measuring 3 inches tall plus having a sleek design, the Exxus Snap VV is a good discreet option.
The Exxus can easily be kept in your purse or even in your pocket.
You also won’t have any issues holding it in your hand when it is in use.
Here’s how we picked the best portable vaporizer for each category:
Best Overall Portable Vaporizer –While portable vaporizers have their best features and some drawbacks, we’re looking for one that has that perfect balance of all the qualities in a single device. That means no feature is sacrificed to make way for other qualities to shine.
Best Vapor Quality Vaporizer – A vaporizer with the best vapor quality would likely use heating chambers, heating elements, and vapor pathways that do not give off particles that might contaminate the vapor or alter its flavor. We’ll know which ones are the best as we’ve tested each one in our lab.
Best Vaporizer According to Price Range –The best vaping experience does not necessarily come with a huge price tag. For example, some portable vaporizers below $150 can still pack a punch without hurting your pocket too much. An efficient heating element and battery system can be an excellent combination to give off the best vapor quality and performance.
Best Pocket-Sized Portable Vaporizer – A pocket-sized portable vaporizer is obviously one of the smallest. But the size should not sacrifice much of the prized vapor quality, durability, and battery life.
Best All-in-One Portable Vaporizer – While most portable vaporizers are designed for dry herbs and flowers, others go the extra mile by supporting all kinds of materials, including thick concentrates. These versatile designs usually call for separate chambers for each type of material. So can be interchanged, while others are fixed, such as the Haze V3 Vaporizer.
Best Discreet Portable Vaporizer – Vaporizers that have the most discreet designs usually come in simple shapes, colors, and parts. The presence of an elongated mouthpiece can be a dead giveaway. Or too bright LED displays can be a distraction too. Vaporizers that resemble everyday mundane objects are the most discreet ones, and size does matter too.
Best Cheap Portable Vaporizer – Cheap doesn’t always mean low quality. There is always a good choice, even for the budget vaper. There are portable vaporizers below $100 that still do an excellent job in terms of vapor quality and reliability.
Best Entry Level Portable Vaporizer – This category is similar to the best cheap portable vaporizer in that entry-level means getting the best one for beginners without the need for investing too much from your pocket. Entry levels need to be user-friendly and easy to maintain for beginners.
Most User-Friendly Portable Vaporizer – Why complicate things when all we want are perfect hits? Yes, vaporizers need to be user-friendly as possible. When not needed, a feature must not interfere with the major function of a vaporizer. Ergonomics is also one factor we’re looking at as this affects the way you vape, especially in the long run.
Besides individually recognizing the top vaporizers according to their best qualities, we’ve also rounded up the best choices according to their price range. That means more options for you. Here are our top picks.
BEST VAPORIZER UNDER $100
K-Vape Vaporizer – $99
The K-Vape vaporizer by Kandypens does not only offer true combustion of your dry herbs, but it also features three preset temperature settings.
The K-Vape is ideal for beginners and budget connoisseurs who like to keep things as affordable as possible without sacrificing performance and quality.
Puffco+ V2 Vaporizer – $89
The Puffco+ Vaporizer boasts impressive vapor quality because it makes use of only the best parts for its heating chamber, heating element and electronic parts.
That means there is no chance foreign materials will ever contaminate the vapor coming from your botanicals.
The Puffco+ vaporizer has three temperature settings, and the all-ceramic oven and coil-free chamber help avoid combustion.
It’s one great vape worth its price range!
Best Vaporizers: 101-$149 Price Range
CF Vaporizer -$129
Sporting an 80w hybrid convection-conduction heater and powered by a super efficient battery, the Boundless CF vaporizer is here to impress.
Expect large swaths of clouds from your vaping material and longer hours of vaping time with its extra-large heating chamber.
The CF Vaporizer comes with five preset temperature settings for more choices with just a few pushes of the button.
Vapium Summit Vaporizer -$149
The Vapium Summit Vaporizer is the number choice if you love the outdoors.
Besides its heavy-duty features, this impressive device sports a thermoplastic urethane grip for easy handling.
The LED display helps you read the vital signs of your device, and the eight temperature settings let you choose the best spot for your taste.
Love the adventure?
The Vapium Summit vaporizer is the best dry-herb vape for you.
No buttons. No electronic features. Just pure simple design.
That’s what the Magic Flight Launch Box is all about.
Just insert the battery to activate the heating element and start vaping.
How simpler could it get?
Yet the MFLB boasts impressive vapor quality.
And the basic design (no electronic parts) means the MFLB can last for a long time.
That’s great vaping experience without the fuss!
Best Vaporizers: $149-$200 Price Range
Pax 2 Vaporizer – $274
The PAX 2 vaporizer is a star.
It’s one of the most popular vapes.
Thanks to its simple design that’s comparable to the iPhone in the mobile world.
The elegant finish is just what’s on the outside. Inside is a powerhouse of a highly efficient heating chamber.
Plus, the four preset temperature allows you to choose your favorite setting more easily.
Best Vaporizers: $201-$250 Price Range
Arizer Air Vaporizer -$164
This device only has five heat settings, but still makes sure you have the perfect spot for your vaping pleasure.
The Air is more lightweight and slimmer than the Solo.
But what we truly admire about its design is the removable 18650 battery.
That means you can carry extra ones with you if you find no time to charge the used ones within the day.
How convenient is that?
PAX 3 Vaporizer – $274
If you put the PAX 3 and PAX 2 side by side, you won’t see that much difference.
But to our surprise, the PAX 3 is a lot way better with longer battery life and faster heat up time.
Plus, it now supports concentrates!
All these improvements are definitely worth the price!
Crafty Vaporizer – Was $339 Now $279
the Crafty is smaller and has lesser juice than the Mighty, vapor quality isn’t sacrificed at all.
With no electronic display, sans other features, the Crafty is the best choice for those who’d like to go on a budget but still like to experience what the Mighty can offer.
So how do you precisely control the temp?
Easy. Just install the smartphone app for the Crafty and connect it to your device!
Mighty Vaporizer – Was $399 Now $349
When it comes to awesome power, vapor quality and durability combined, there’s nothing like the MIghty portable vaporizer by Storz and Bickel.
It may not be the most discreet device, but those two cylindrical shapes in the body are the batteries that give you 90 minutes of continuous, excellent vaping experience.
The precise temperature control also lets you find your sweet spot so easily.