Most bongs and pipes are pretty friendly when it comes to portability. They’re convenient, easy to set-up, and perfect for the stoner that enjoys heavy hits on the go. All you really need to spark up is some ground-up flower, your glass of choice, a lighter, and some water if you’re using a bong. But if you’re the kind of cannaseur that cares about your health and is looking for an alternative to carrying around an expensive glass pipe or bong, a vaporizer is your best friend when it comes to discretely smoking your favorite cannabis concentrates or dry herb.
For beginners and for the busy stoner, we suggest starting out with a portable vaporizer device for a cleaner smoke session where ever you go. Forget lugging around your weed arsenal. All you’ll need is your vaporizer from here on out. Simply refill your portable vaporizer with oil, concentrates, wax, CO2 oil, dry herb, or whatever your portable device takes before you leave the house and you’ll be stoner set.
Oil Vaporizer vs. Dry Herb Vaporizer
As mentioned above, some portable vaporizers take dry herb and others take a variety of cannabis oils. For this post, the portable vaporizers that are featured either take concentrate or dry herb, but not both, so be sure to always carefully read the product compatibility prior to purchasing anything.
Portable vaporizers will also either come in bigger models like dab rigs or smaller hand-held devices like vape pens, all while providing a cleaner smoke session. If you’re looking for something to fit into your pocket then your best bet would be going with a vaporizer pen.
If you prefer to smoke concentrate, an oil vaporizer will hit heavy and smooth for all sessions on your travels. Get ready for some potent hits because concentrate is known to pack a punch because of the way it is derived.
There are different methods for extraction, but weed concentrate is either pressed from cannabis dry herb with a special machine or it is extracted from cannabis with CO2 or Ethanol. The finished product is potent material that’s suitable for vaping.
This concentrate requires a dabbing device like a rig or vaporizer in order to achieve a hot enough temperature to ignite the material. But unlike regular smoking, both oil and dry herb vaporizers technically produce no smoke.
In reality, there is no combustion that occurs during ignition with a vaporizer. Instead, the cannabis concentrate is heated and becomes vapor-based and is in fact one of the healthiest ways to consume weed. So, it’s worth paying a little extra for a portable vaporizer that doesn’t scorch or waste your weed.
For dry herb vaporizers, the process is a little different. The heating methods are called conduction and convection which directly heats your favorite cannabis strains or uses hot air to vaporizer your weed for. There are also dry herb vaporizers that use both heating methods to deliver more potent and smooth smoke.
For a more detailed look into flower and concentrates, check out our recent post for the main differences.
Cleaner Smoke for Smooth Sessions
When it comes to vaping cannabis, it is much healthier than regular smoking. For starters, simply using a butane lighter to light your bud causes combustion that can give off toxic byproducts like carbon monoxide. This is because the flame burns hotter than necessary, also destroying some of the benefits that come with using cannabis.
What many don’t know is that the ideal cannabis vaping temperature is 356 F, which perfectly bakes or heats your weed giving you the full benefits of your weed’s cannabinoids, terpenes, and THC.
With dry herb and concentrate vaporizers, the temperature control gives you accurate consistent and even heating every time. This lowers the risk of combustion and reduces or eliminates carbon monoxide levels.
Vaping also produces much less odor compared to regular smoking so you can continue keeping your clothes smoke free and your living space smelling fresh. After all, discreetness is one of the main reasons stoners enjoy vaping.
Controlled Hits and Proper Dosing
One of the benefits of using a vaporizer, is that it’s easier to dose your herbs or oils to a specific temperature range. For the most part, the more expensive your vaporizer, the more heat settings and components you will be exposed to. This will help you find your cannabis sweet spot and you’ll fully experience the medical benefits of vaping cannabis such as pain relief and relaxation.
And with your controlled dosing, you’ll notice you’re going through less and less weed because of the potency a vaporizer delivers. You’ll get a better bang for your buck without wasting smoke. Something every cannaseur can enjoy.
Now that you have a basic knowledge of vaping and what it entails, here is a list of portable vaporizers for vaping concentrate or dry herb, in no particular order for cleaner smoking on the go.
First on our list is the Puffco Plus Portable oil vaporizer in the style of a vape pen.
This quality vape is built with a ceramic heating chamber for quick and even heating. It comes with multiple heat settings that will give you the ultimate control of your desired temperature.
One of the first things you’ll notice is the enhanced airflow and smoothness of each and every pull from this cannabis vape. You’ll also only taste what you load and you’ll be hit with potent hits and intense flavor.
And with the integrated loading tool called “the dart,” you can load your favorite concentrates with ease and convenience every time. The Puffco Plus delivers excellent vapor and is also simple to clean and maintain so you can keep on enjoying your weed.
Version 2 of the Yocan Hive comes back with not one but two cartridges for oil and wax and is designed with a see-through window to view your weed level. It’s compact design makes it perfect for the busy stoner without sacrificing quality.
So get ready because this hand held vaporizer is fully adjustable giving you control of your weed sessions with the variable heat settings. It also includes a convenient loading tool to refill your cannabis oil with ease.
This low-heat vaporizer uses oil and wax concentrates to deliver the smoothest vape session into your lungs. Built with Titanium Technology, the Dr. Dabber Ghost dab pen slowly heats to the ideal temperature without overheating on contact to deliver the smoothest clouds of weed.
You don’t need to worry about that annoying electric burned taste because the Dr. Dabber’s is designed for quality. Each pull you take from the tapered tip will remind you why you chose to start vaping with the Dr. Dabber.
This vaporizer from Grenco Science is the ultimate dry herb vaporizer. If you’re used to smoking concentrate, this G Pen Elite will treat you to a unique and awesome experience with dry herb vaping.
The G Pen Elite includes variable temperature and is perfect for dry herb vaping wherever you go. Just pack your herb, turn on the G Pen Elite, press the leaf button, and begin ripping it. You’ll receive smooth smoke and a great high each and every time.
If you’re interested in cannabis vaporizers but are looking for something a little bigger to keep at home for ripping in between Netflix episodes, then you’ll want a bigger vaporizer like the Puffco Peak Smart Rig.
This electronic smart rig offers convenience and efficiency in a highly portable design. It’s handblown glass chamber provides perfect water filtration and vapor diffusion for cleaner and smoother smoke every session. But be careful because you won’t want to break this rig.
The Puffco Peak is battery powered and delivers powerful dabs without the need of a torch in 4 different heat settings. And with only a charge of two hours, it’ll last for about 30 sessions before it needs to be charged again.
It also offers unique settings such as vibrating when it’s ready and again when it begins to cool. It is the ultimate vaporizer for the cannabis enthusiast and will elevate your dabbing experience. To learn more about the Puffco Peak Smart Rig, check out our review for The Most Innovative Dabbing Device of 2019.
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