4 Things Separating Great Portable Vaporizers from the Rest
If selecting a portable dry herb vaporizer were as easy as eeny, meeny, miny, moe, life for many vapers (or aspiring vapers) would be better.
Faced with a number of choices, shopping for a portable dry herb vape pen can be overwhelming and stressful; not to mention the annoying and nagging fear of making a poor choice.
It’s clear. Not all portable dry herb vaporizers are created equal. So how do vaping noobs weed out the cream of the crop from the rest? There are many criteria, but the following top four should lead vape pen shoppers to a great find.
When it comes to portability, size isn’t the only thing that matters.
While most portable vaporizers can fit in one’s pocket, bag, or purse, there are other things that affect the portability of vape pens.
One thing many manufacturers neglect is odor. For a vape pen to be truly portable, it needs to be able to hide the telltale smell of combusted herbs, especially loose leaf. Look for vaporizers that have custom-built accessories to hide the smell of loose leaf. It’s also great if these accessories can protect the vaporizer from other external things such as dust and water splashes.
Now, that’s a vaporizer that can literally go anywhere.
- Vapor Quality
Arguably, vapor quality is the most important part of the selection process, but it’s also the most subjective as vapers don’t have a universal definition of what a great vapor is.
However, there are some no-no’s when it comes to vapor quality. Encountering any one of following should merit for a vaporizer to be thrown out of the window:
- Unpleasant flavors such as burnt popcorn or burnt plastic
- Extremely hot vapor that triggers coughing fits
- Insufficient cloud of vapor produced
- Difficult to draw/hit vapor from the mouthpiece (sipping like a milkshake means something’s terribly wrong)
- Ease of Use and Easy to Clean
Getting a loose leaf fix, or any herb for that matter, shouldn’t be a struggle. It shouldn’t involve pressing many buttons several times or dealing with a lot of moving parts. It should be intuitive. Loading herbs into the heating chamber should be easy without a lot of fidgeting. The heating chamber should be able to vaporize the herbs in seconds and stay hot long enough for several puffs.
The best portable vaporizers are also easy to maintain, have fewer parts to clean, and without any complicated, fussy care. Stay away from devices that require a lot of parts to be disassembled in order to be cleaned.
- Reasonably Priced
Quality comes at a premium. However, a great vaporizer doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. For those who have the money to splurge, go ahead. Just make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.
Furthermore, there are now premium quality vaporizers that come at a not-so-premium price. In an interview, Bud, the force behind top vaping publication The Vape Critic said: “You’re definitely right about the sub-$200 market heating up in the last year, there’s a bunch of good portable vapes now in that price range.”
There’s no need to break the bank to achieve a premium vaping experience.
Shopping for a portable vaporizer can be overwhelming, especially for noob vapers. These criteria can help buyers focus on things that really matter instead of falling for marketing gimmicks.
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