Smoking is going high tech and for the lovers of herbs, 2017 is a good year to get yourself something sleek for your vapor. There are hundreds of vaporizers in the market currently, with grand promises of long battery life, ease of use, portability, temperature range, price, and the kind of ingredients it vaporizes. So how do you make the choice?
First of all, consider the specs you are looking for in terms of the ingredients you want to vaporize, which can be dry herbs, e-juices, concentrates, waxes or a combination of two or more of these. These materials require different temperature ranges and so temperature will also be in your consideration list. If you are a beginner, you will probably love to go for a less sophisticated machine. For the gurus who are looking for an upgrade to their current vaporizer, this review of the best portable vaporizers in 2017 based on durability, portability, vapor quality, design and ease of use, with their pros and cons.
Here we go
1. Crafty Vaporizer
This vaporizer tops the list because of its user friendliness. It only has one button on it and the rest of the functions can be done through their app. For temperature setting, you have the default and the boost temperature, which you can use to set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The same can also be done via the app.
The strongest point with Crafty is the vapor quality especially when vaporizing dry herbs. It uses convectional heating and conduction when heating the bowl.
Crafty is operated by a 400mAh Lithium-ion battery that is rechargeable. It takes only 2 hours to recharge it.
On portability and concealability , you can be sure with Crafty. Whether you prefer to put in your jacket pocket, inside your socks or inside your palms, it will fit.
Loading your herb in Crafty is easy.
You have a wide range of temperature to vape, making it a multi-ingredient vaporizer
The hybrid heating system that uses conduction and convection creates cool and smooth draws that are super enjoyable
Crafty does not come cheap. At $246, you have to dig a little deeper in your pocket
The battery life is not as long as you would like and you can’t replace it with another. However, there is a USB portal and you can recharge it.
2. Firefly 2 Vaporizer
The Firefly is a beautiful to look at vaporizer. It has one button, which is capacitative, like your smart phone screen. Then there is the fact that it can vaporize oils, dry herbs, and wax concentrates. You have six different temperature settings for dry herbs and one for oils.
It gets even better when you discover that this vaporizer has a glass bowl, meaning it transmits less heat and loses very little, the reason it heats in seconds.
Like the Crafty, you can control your FireFly through an app which communicates through Bluetooth technology. It costs about $ 330.
The Firefly 2 comes packed with two rechargeable batteries and yiu can easily hit 5-6 bowls with a single battery. The batteries are replaceable too.
Heating times are super fast. With 10 seconds tops.
It can be messy at times, but the mess should not be a process to clean.
3. Davinci IQ
The IQ comes at number three in this list for one reason, portability. You can easily conceal it in your palms and nobody will see it. Then there is the fact that it produces very tasty and smooth vapors at high temperatures. It is only usable with dry herbs but it does that like a pro.
The Davinci IQ offers vape ranges of between 250 to 430 degrees farenheit which guarantees consistently tasty vapors.
It is consistent in taste, giving out thick smooth vapors at high temperatures
Its size makes it the most portable vaporizer in the market today
The one thing I have against the Davinci IQ is the time it takes to recharge the battery, which by the way is a whopping four hours.
Then the draw resistance that is not found in other vaporizers I have used.
4. V2 Pro Series 7
V2 has a reputation for making really good quality e-cigs and vaporizers. They didn’t disappoint with the V2 pro. This three in one vaporizer can vaporize oils, waxes and dry herbs, all that for a price of below $ 170.
The Series 7 vapor is an upgrade of the Series 3, meaning they had tweaked it up a bit. They did this with the tank and battery. The Series 7 has a 2.4ml tank thus allowing you to vaporize for long durations of hours.
Despite its small size, the V2 produces tasty and thick vapors
It takes roughly 30 seconds to heat in all mediums
The 1800mAh battery does not last as long, so you have to pack extra power in case you are heading out in excursions.