Buying A Vaporizer? These Are The Most Important Things To Know

There's a lot to consider when you're buying a vaporizer. Here are the main things to consider when picking the perfect vaporizer for you.

Buying A Vaporizer? Consider These Things First

There’s a lot to consider when you’re buying a vaporizer. With so many options, you don’t want to end up with the wrong one. We’ll go over the most important things you need to know when you’re buying a vaporizer.

9. Is It For Dry Herbs?

Before you can figure out which vaporizer will be the best fit for you, it’s important to know how to vape as well as what you’re looking for in your vaping experience. For weed, you want to make sure you don’t skimp or try to take the cheap way out of buying a vaporizer. A cheap vape is most likely going to burn your pot, which defeats the entire purpose.

For weed, you want to make sure you don’t skimp or try to take the cheap way out of buying a vaporizer. A low-quality model is most likely going to burn your pot, which defeats the entire purpose.

If you don’t want to end up with an overpriced electronic lighter, check out a couple of our recommendations.

If you’re into using bongs when you smoke you’d probably enjoy using the VapeXhale Cloud Evo desktop vaporizer since it lets you add water filtration to your vaping experience.

Desktop vaporizers provide users with one of the least harmful ways to consume marijuana. Exchanging smoke for vapor is already giving your throat and lungs a major break.

But some people still cough a ton when vaping. If this happens to you, try adding some water to the equation. This will make your vapor even cooler and smoother.

And the VapeXhale makes it super easy to do this, thanks to the Hydratube. The Hydratube’s glass water attachments will help if you experience any throat irritation when vaping.

Best of all, since you won’t be as irritated by the vapor, you’ll be able to take huge hits for even stronger highs.

If you want to make use of your existing glass collection, you can connect the desktop vaporizer to your own piece using a simple adapter.

You can also use the device with no water, and you’re not limited to a plastic bag that diminishes in quality over time.

8. Is It For Home Use?

If you’re buying a vaporizer, you need to know where you’ll be doing most of your vaping. If you are vaping exclusively at home, you should focus on desktop vaporizers.

The biggest name in the desktop vape game is probably the Volcano. It hit the market in 2000, and it’s still considered the best bag vape on the market.

The Volcano comes in several models including the Classic and the Digital. Just be prepared to dish out $300 to $600.

If you’re looking for something on the cheaper end, you can try Vapor Brother’s Standard Desktop Whip-Style vaporizer. It takes a few minutes to warm up, but the price is nearly half the Volcanos. Plus, these vaporizers are super quiet since they don’t use noisy fans or produce any significant vibrations.

For folks who want to vape at home, there are currently more options than ever before. Along with the Volcano and Vapor Brother’s line up, there are also desktop vaporizers like The Herbalizer. With the Herbalizer you can choose to use a balloon, whip, or vapor therapy.

And best of all: this thing will get you high AF.

You can easily fold it up and put it away when you’re done with it. Features like this represent important improvements to some of the older models, like the Volcano.

7. Do You Need It For On-The-Go Vaping?

If you’re interested in buying a vaporizer, you need to check out what portable vapes have to offer. The world of portable vaporizers is blowing up. You have tons of options, which means you can tailor your vape selection to your precise needs.

You can choose from portable vaporizers designed for both dry weed and dabs. There are also a variety of different shapes and sizes. Pen-shaped vapes, for example, fit comfortably into your pocket while other designs work better for a purse or backpack.

If you can afford to tote around a slightly larger portable vaporizer, you can move into some seriously high-end vapes. These deluxe models can also handle both dry herbs and concentrates. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, here are a couple good options:

The Mighty

The Mighty comes from Storz & Bickel, the same folks who make the Volcano. And they managed to get the same level of quality into this much smaller, portable vaporizer. The Mighty produces high-quality vapor and doesn’t require a bag.

This vaporizer features a digital screen that gives you control over every aspect of your vaping experience. It handles dry herb like a champ and also includes a dish for vaping concentrates.


The PAX 3 is the latest offering from vape veterans PAX. It can handle dry herbs and dabs, and it also has an extract insert that you can use with pre-filled extract pods.

The PAX 3 heats up in 15 seconds. That’s 30 seconds faster than the PAX 2. On top of that, the PAX 3 has twice the oven power of its predecessor. The PAX 3 is surprisingly affordable, coming in at only $274.99.

6. How Discreet Do You Need To Be?

Smell should be part of your thought process when you’re thinking about buying a vaporizer. Are you trying to hide the smell of your weed? Pretty much all vaporizers will help you with this, but some do a better job than others.

Are you trying to hide the smell of your weed? Pretty much all vaporizers will help you with this, but some do a better job than others.

The best vaporizer for discretion is a 510 thread battery attached to a pre-filled THC cartridge. You should be able to pick them up at any good smoke shop. You can find a lot of online retailers that carry this stuff as well.

But if you don’t want to go this route, any decent portable vaporizer will also rank high on the discretion scale. The best are ones that slip easily into your pocket. Just slide it out, take a hit, put it back in your pocket, and no one’s the wiser.

5. Are You Going To Use Concentrates?

Whether or not you’re going to use concentrates or dabs is a super important consideration when you’re buying a vaporizer. If you know you’ll be dabbing at home, you should get a full dab rig for the best results.

If you want to go a different route, we recommend a slim pen-shaped vaporizer like the Kandy Pens Elite. The Elite can handle any form of concentrate. The vape pen comes with two different atomizers.

The first is a ceramic disk with no visible coil. The second coil is a dual coil made of quartz rods and titanium wire for better flavor. The ceramic disk coil is better for flavor, but the dual coil creates a bigger cloud.

Four different temperature settings let you select your temperature anywhere from 300°-430°F. This, along with the pen’s two air holes for better air circulation, give you a smooth hit every time.

4. Vapor Quality

Before making your purchase, you should look into the quality of vapor each model produces. You won’t be able to test drive your vape before you buy it.

The best research you can do is to watch someone on Youtube unbox and use it. That way, you can at least confirm with your own eyes.

Several youtubers are putting on for weed culture while doing things like vaporizer reviews. You need to balance your budget with quality. You want to get the most bang for your buck.

But it’s not just about the size of the vapor cloud. It’s also about the quality of the vapor it produces. You want a vaporizer that will give you an experience that’s clean, smooth, and tasty.

3. Economical

Not surprisingly, your budget is a key consideration when you’re buying a vaporizer. One of the main reasons to consider switching over to a vaporizer is to save green. We mean weed and money.

Some vaporizers only need .1 grams of dried herbs to operate, and most will make due with .3-.5 grams. A good vaporizer lets you get the most out of your stash.

To make things a bit more concrete, .3 grams in a high-quality vaporizer will get as high as .6 grams of weed in a joint or blunt.

With all the money you save on weed and papers, your vaporizer will soon pay for itself.

2. Will You Be Sharing?

Another thing to consider is whether or not you’ll be sharing your vaporizer with friends. If so, find something with longer battery life. That way, it’ll make it through the full smoke sesh. Nothing ruins a smoke circle quicker than a vape that runs out juice.

If you plan on being a heavy social vaper, something like The Mighty will be perfect. It’s not as big as a desktop vaporizer, and it has good battery life.

On the other hand, if you’ll mostly be vaping on your own, go with a model like The Crafty. It’s more compact than The Mighty and has a shorter battery life. But it’s also more affordable, and if you’re vaping solo, this could be a great option.

1. Cleaning

When you’re buying a vaporizer, you should think about how hard it is to clean. Keeping your piece clean is important to getting the best performance out of your vaporizer.

Additionally, a clean vape is going to taste better. If a vape is too hard to clean, your weed will start tasting horrible. So be sure you figure out whether or not a particular model is easy to clean and maintain.

In particular, look for something that’s easy, quick, and straightforward. The PAX 3 is an example of a high-quality vape that’s easy to clean.

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