During the recent years, the popularity of vapes and vaping has massively increased. Not only the younger generations choose vaping but also – older. It’s so widespread that “vape” even became the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year in 2014.
Vaping is simply inhaling of a vapor. The vapor is being produced while heating a vaping material. All of this process takes place in a small battery-powered device called “vaporizer”, or just ”vape”, also “vape pen” or “portable vape”. Some people also tend to use desktop vaporizer at home.
In this article, I’m going to focus on everything about portable vaporizer because recently I’ve seriously fallen for those small gadgets and vaping my herb. Just like many other stoners.
Brief History on Vaping and Vaporizer
The history of vapes dates back to 1960s when Herbert A. Gilbert came up with a prototype of a device as an alternative to burning tobacco. He even got a patent but as he failed to advertise it properly. Also, everyone was enjoying tobacco cigarettes and didn’t seem to be looking for healthier alternatives. Since then many others have come up with their patents but somehow the technology did not become popular.
Surprisingly, in 2003 a 52-year-old pharmacist, inventor, and smoker from China created an electronic cigarette that became a commercial success. In 2006, this e-cigarette was available internationally. It had a battery, plastic cartridge, ultrasonic atomizer (a part that turns the e-liquid into vapor) and a propylene glycol-based nicotine solution. All technology of vaping started with e-cigarettes.
Quite soon cartomizers and clearomizers replaced atomizers. This innovation improved the user experience. It allowed selling vaporizers as single disposable units without separate cartridges and atomizers.
The technology of vapes during the years has changed considerably. From atomizers and cartomizers, e-cigarettes have evolved to box mods and even advanced personalized vaporizing tools. People have a variety of atomizers to choose from, including rebuildable and rebuildable dripping atomizers.
It’s even possible to select voltage and wattage settings, drip tips, circuitry, along with thousands of e-liquids. On top of that, vapes now come in all shapes and sizes. Everyone can find one that suits the best to their taste and needs.
Types of Handy Vaporizers
For quite a while desktop vaporizers were popular but it’s a device, you won’t be able to take everywhere. Vape pens and portable vaporizers are a much better option for people who want to vape on the go.
They are the smallest vaporizing tools. Vape pens are so small that they fit practically everywhere. As they look similar to some everyday subjects – pens, lighters – you can really be discrete with your vape pen. Usually, vape pens only vape with a single material – a concentrate, e-liquid, or dry herbs. Some pens can vape multiple substances. However, that requires switching components every time you want to vaporize a different material.
• Concentrate vape pens are used either with oils or waxes. However, the downside of using concentrates is that they build up in the vape pen, unlike other materials. Thus, these pens require cleaning after every use if you want your gadget to last and don’t want to have a nasty aftertaste.
• E-liquid vape pens function just like electronic cigarettes and even look like traditional tobacco cigarettes. In many cases, e-liquid is made from nicotine, flavoring, and a base liquid. Mostly, the base is propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG). PG is thin and runny and is produced artificially. VG is thicker and has a sweeter taste. VG is produced from natural sources, thus, some users are more likely to have allergic reactions to it. A major drawback is that many vapes are only compatible with e-liquids and refills that come from the same company as the vape pen.
• Dry-herb vape pens at the moment are the most common type of vape pens because they are easy to use and do not require maintenance after every use. Also, these pens work with any amount of dry material. Especially for experienced vapers there are pens with multiple temperature settings available. This enables users to individualize their vaping experience. As this type of vape pen is so popular, there are a lot of options and a large price range to choose from.
They are considerably bigger than vape pens, concerning the size. It is still possible to put a portable vape in a bag or a pocket but it isn’t close to being as discrete as the vape pen is.
Unlike vape pens, many portable vaporizers are multi-functional. Thus, users can pick the vaping material of their choice – e-liquid, concentrate, or dry herbs. However, the multi-functionality also means that they are considerably more expensive than vape pens.
In general, they can be used at home, as well as – on the go. The battery life of many portable vaporizers ranges between 2-3 hours. Even though that may seem like a short period of time, the most innovative portable gadgets can be charged while being connected to a laptop.
Most portable vaporizers work only with fixed temperature and might be too hot to get the best out of dry herbs like marijuana. However, there are some high-end portable vapes that also allow to control the temperature freely or to a certain extent.
Dry Herb Vaporizers Worth the Money
The market of vaporizers is vast and full of variety. Before buying a vape take into account that the cheaper the product, the lower the quality of it, as well as the durability of the gadget. I always have thought that it’s better to buy something more expensive and long-lasting than getting rid of something in a few months. And speaking of expensive vapes, all of the following ones are totally worth paying for due to the unique features they’re having.
Innovative and dual dry herb and concentrate vaporizer. The touch-button sensor allows to turn on and heat the vape up to 400°F in less than 5 seconds. Firefly 2 has six general heat settings – five for dry herb (340°, 360°, 380°, 400°, and 420°F), and one for concentrates (500°F). Besides, all these heat setting can be managed via a mobile application that also allows regulating the temperature in between settings. In case you’re wondering about it getting too hot, the borosilicate glass bowl and pathway keeps the heat to the material, so you don’t have to worry about burning yourself. This vaporizer only heats up the materials when you inhale. Thus, it allows enjoying the taste and aroma at the moment it is released, making the use of material and battery time efficient.
And all this Burning Man feel around that vaporizer makes me feel joyful just holding it in my hand.
Also an exquisite portable dry herb vaporizer with innovative features. It has a mobile application to customize the vaping temperature with four modes – Boost (for faster sessions, hotter with minimal heat loss between sessions), Efficiency (increases temperature throughout the session), Stealth (increased cooling for quick hits), and Flavor (on-demand heating for maximum taste). Moreover, PAX 3 interacts with user – it vibrates when ready for use, LEDs change color according to heat settings. The vape heats up when brought to lips, cooling down when set aside. The four heat settings are 360°F/ 182°C (1 green LED), 380°F/ 193°C (2 yellow LEDs), 400°F/ 204°C (3 orange LEDs), and 420°F/ 215°C (4 red LEDs). The best feature – this vaporizer is dual. You can switch it from dry herbs to concentrates, according to your preferences.
It’s one of the most innovative portable dry herb vaporizers available. It’s a dream for a tech-savvy vaper. With three modes – Smart Path, Precision, and Boost – users can create their own unique vaping experiences. The Precision mode allows modifying the temperature from 250F-430°F, while the Boost mode enables heating up quickly. Its Smart Path technology has 4 heating profiles that automatically set the best temperature for vaping, and they can be changed with a help of an app. It’s also possible to set the starting and overall temperature, select a certain period of time for them, as well as – a repetition of the process. On-demand hit and energy saving abilities make it ideal for toking on the go. Mouthpieces made from zirconia and air path will provide the purest flavor.
If you’re looking for a cheaper weed vaporizer but still want quality, this is possibly the best option. Even though V2 Pro Series 7 has only manual settings (you can’t control it via phone), it is a 3-in-1 vape, offering to switch cartridges between dry herbs, e-liquid, or wax. The first two cartridges are included in the kit. To maximize the user experience there are three heat settings for dry herbs (390°F/ 200°C, 415°F/ 215°C, 440°F/ 225°C) and three voltage settings for e-liquid and wax (3.7 V, 4.2 V, 4.7 V). Another great feature for this vape – you can continue vaping while it’s charging. Besides the two cartridges, the kit also includes USB charger, a wall adapter, and some cleaning tools for the dry herb cartridge.
Reasons to Choose Dry Herb Vaporizer for Vaping Your Weed
Vaping is better for several reasons, one of them being health. For example, the smoke from a tobacco cigarette contains 7357 chemical compounds from different classes – many of them are carcinogenic. Besides that, a by-product of burning – tar, can slowly build up in throat and lungs leading to irritation and even more serious health problems like chronic bronchitis, cancer or others.
Unfortunately, also the smoke of marijuana produces some carcinogens and tar. Fortunately, vaping is said to remove about 95% of the smoke inhaled, thus, protecting lungs from the potential irritation and from all the nasty chemicals.
Another reason – vaping gets the most out of your herb, thus, it’s highly efficient. A study by California NORML and MAPS researched that vaporizers would turn approximately 46% of THC into vapor, while joints on average turn less than 25% of THC into smoke. That’s why it’s always been important to pass the joint quickly. With a vape it isn’t much of a problem, as you can turn it on and off again, not burning your weed in-between. Also, the higher concentration of THC gets you way higher.
If you love the taste of marijuana, it’s another reason you should definitely give vaping a chance. Vaping heats marijuana slowly, so it allows to taste different notes and believe me, all strains don’t have the same flavor – each of them is unique.
But, the main reason for considering vaping is, how discreet the process is. Vaporizers have become so popular for substituting cigarettes, that some part of the society has accepted them as a norm. You can vape everywhere, and even though the vape won’t hide the smell of a dry material entirely, oil or wax lets you go completely undercover which is especially great for going to public events like concerts and festivals.
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- On May 19, 2017
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