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Portable dry herb vaporizers are becoming the most popular method to enjoy dry herbs for several reasons. With the growing trend for living a healthy lifestyle, many smokers have switched to vaporizing to save their lungs from unhealthy smoke. Before portable vaporizers came along, vaporizing could be cumbersome, inconvenient and it was nearly impossible to vape outside your home. Today, many portable dry herb vaporizers easily fit in the palm of your hand and some heat up in a matter of seconds. Vaporizers also produce a milder smell than smoke that dissipates almost instantly - making vaping much more discreet than smoking.
So what exactly is a portable dry herb vaporizer? It is a handheld, battery-powered device for heating dry herbs to the point of vaporization. There are two main types of dry herb vaporizers, convection and conduction/combustion vapes. The new, healthier herb vaporizers are the convection vapes. This method passes hot air through a chamber, vaporizing the beneficial compounds found in dry herbs without burning them. This is also referred to as indirect heating. In contrast, conduction vapes use direct contact between the heating element and dry herbs. This direct contact to such a hot heat source causes the dry herbs to combust, which is why they are often called combustion vapes.
Dry herb vapes can use either convection, conduction or a combination of the two. There are countless portable dry herb vapes available today and the choosing the right one can be overwhelming. That’s why we came up with The Ultimate Dry Herb Vaporizer List, giving you a breakdown of every dry herb vaporizer, from back-in-the-day models to the newest, high-tech gadgets. If you already have your eye on a couple vapes, you can quickly scroll through this list to help you make your decision. Alternatively, read the quick breakdowns for each vape if you want to know more about each one.
The original version of the Titan is a solid starter dry herb vaporizer. It’s affordable and easy to use. It has three temperature settings (low, medium, and high) and heats up as soon as it turns on. For those new to vaping, the simplicity of the Titan 1 makes it a great starter vape. It also has a rounder shape, in comparison to the Titan 2’s rectangular shape. The Titan 1 and Titan 2 are very similar, so if you prefer the shape of the Titan 1 and don’t need temperature control to the exact degree, the Titan 1 is a great choice.
For a full, detailed review on the Titan 1, read our complete review here.
Stoner Joe’s Dry Herb Vaporizer has the most style of any vape of this list. It’s fun and functional with complete temperature control and true vaporization. While it takes a bit longer than some vapes to heat up (about a minute), you’ll easily make up for this in money saved. Stoner Joe’s Dry Herb Vaporizer is on the larger size of portable vapes. Some users prefer this as it can be more comfortable to hold than micro dry herb vapes, but if you’re looking for a super discreet vape, take a look at some of our smaller options.
For a full, detailed review on Stoner Joe’s Dry Herb Vaporizer, read our complete review here.
DaVinci leads the dry herb vaporizer industry in terms of technology. Their vapes are built of the highest quality materials, are intelligently designed and are set up with SMART technology that provides the ultimate vape experience. The IQ is DaVinci’s flagship dry herb vaporizer. It heats up quickly and the highest quality ceramic chamber provides the purest flavor. This vape is compact at only 3.5” tall, but big enough to pack a decent bowl. If you love everything about the IQ but want something even more compact, read about the DaVinci MIQRO below.
For a full, detailed review on the DaVinci IQ, read our complete review here.
With the huge success of the DaVinci IQ vaporizer, DaVinci recently came out with the MIQRO. This has everything we love about the IQ, but fun-sized. It’s slightly cheaper and more compact than the IQ, but still has all same technology and high-quality build. If you want a top-of-the-line, ultra-compact dry herb vaporizer, the MIQRO is your best option. It heats up quickly and delivers excellent flavor.
For a full, detailed review on the DaVinci MIQRO, read our complete review here.
The FireFly 2 is a top-quality dry herb vaporizer designed for dry herb lovers. It’s auto-heat setting takes all the work out of vaporizing and lets you just enjoy premium dry herbs at their best. It heats up in just three seconds and goes through a dynamic heating process designed to get the most of out your dry herbs. As the temperature rises during a pull, different terpenoids are released, providing a well-rounded, full-flavor vapor. But don’t worry, if you still want manual control over the temperature setting, you can control this vape through the FireFly smartphone app.
To find out more about the FireFly 2, read our full review here.
The Flowermate Mini V5.0s is one of the best compact vaporizers around the $100 price point. With its three temperature settings, it couldn’t be easier to use. It has a high-quality 2600 mAh 18650 battery that can deliver up to 75 minutes of vape time. You may have noticed this vape resembles a power bank. Well, that’s because it is! This vaporizer doubles as a power bank so you can give your phone a quick charge after a vape sesh.
For a full, detailed review on the Flowermate Mini V5.0s, read our complete review here.
This upgrade to the original Arizer Air is well worth the investment. Just like the original, the Air 2 is made of high-quality components including 100% borosilicate glass airpath. This long, glass pathway provides pure, cool vapor. The Air 2 has a 50% higher capacity battery than the original - meaning more vape time and a faster heat up. With interchangeable batteries, you can always carry an extra battery so you don’t run out of juice. This being said, the Air 2 can be used while charging so even if you don’t have a spare battery, you won’t have to wait hours for the Air 2 to charge.
To find out more about the Arizer Air 2, read our full review here.
This is the perfect dry herb vape kit for a trip to the mountains. This affordable, combustion pen is basically an electric pipe. While this does burn dry herbs, rather than vaporize, the experience still provides clean flavor, free of that butane lighter taste. Combustion pens are great in wet weather, making this kit perfect for a snowboard trip. It’s compact, light, easy to use and slides in any pocket with ease.
To read more about the micro vape herbal kit, check out our complete review here.
The Extreme Q by Arizer is a desktop vaporizer. In today’s fast-paced world, portable vapes have taken over the market. However advanced the technology in portable vapes, they will never provide the same experience as a desktop vape. Whether passing around a vape bag with your friends or using the standard three-foot whip, the Extreme Q provides the same experience as desktop vapes such as the Volcano at a fraction of the cost. Desktop technology allows your vapor to cool to lower temperatures, resulting in smoother vapor than any portable vape can provide. This is the perfect desktop vaporizer for those old-school vapers.
For a full, detailed review on the Arizer Extreme Q, read our complete review here.
The Crafty vaporizer made by premium manufacturer Storz and Bickel is the perfect mix of quality and ease of use. This vape comes out of the box pre-set to 356° F and a boost setting at 383° F so there’s no need to mess with the temperature settings. Just like DaVinci and Firefly vapes, full vape profiles can also be manually set with a smartphone app on this vaporizer. The Crafty is made from medical grade materials and is one of the most durable portable dry herb vapes on the market.
To find out more about the Crafty vaporizer, read our full review here.
The Yocan iShred is the true all-in-one dry herb vaporizer. Just like most of the vapes on this list, the iShred is a convection vape providing smooth, flavorful vapor. All dry herb vaporizers are designed to vape ground dry herbs. The better the grind, the better the vapor. While there are plenty of compact, dry herb vaporizers, users either have to carry around ground herb or a seperate herb grinder. There’s nothing worse than having all your supplies but leaving your grinder at home. Yocan knows dry herb enthusiasts and designed the iShred with them in mind. It has a built-in grinder and stir pen so you’ll never forget them. While this is the key feature of the iShred, it’s also a great dry herb vape. Using convection, this vape provides true vaporization without combustion, just like more expensive options.
To read more about the Yocan iShred, check out our complete review here.
We discussed the Flowermate Mini V5.0s earlier. This is the full-size version and just like the Mini, it has three temperature settings to make things easy. It’s got a bigger chamber and is powered by an additional battery. The Mini has a solid vape time of up to 75 minutes which is fine for most users. However, the full-size Flowermate V5.0s’ dual 18650 batteries provide up to 2.5 hours of vaporization time. It uses conduction without combustion to evenly heat your dry herbs, producing a perfect vapor without any need for stirring. While this vape is on the larger side of portable dry herb vaporizers, its impressive battery life make it the perfect vape to take on a long road-trip.
For a full, detailed review on the Flowermate V5.0s, read our complete review here.
Finally, a compact dry herb vape pen from Flowermate has arrived. The Mini V5.0s is compact, but sometimes we just want a pen-style vaporizer. Flowermate has packed all their vaporizer technology into a compact, slim vape pen. This impressive pen still boasts two hours of vaporization time and has seven airflow jets to get the same even heating we expect from Flowermate products. It also heats in under a minute so you can get vaping right away.
Box mods first gained popularity among e-liquid users but they are also known for their versatility. Box mods generally have variable voltage so you have some sort of temperature control. To use a box mod to vaporize dry herbs, you must use a dry herb atomizer such as the Yocan 94F. You can attach atomizers like this to any box mod as long as it has the standard 510 threading. If you are unsure what box mod to purchase, the SteamCloud is our most popular box mod for dry herb enthusiasts. As box mods weren’t designed with dry herbs in mind, they typically don’t have the same results as vapes designed for dry herbs. This is a better option for those looking for a 3-in-1 vape where they can vape dry herbs, waxes, oils and e-liquids by simply changing the atomizer on their vape.
To read more about box mods, check out the box mod reviews on our blog.
The Titan 2 is very similar to the Titan 1 dry herb vaporizer. It’s a good dry herb starter vape for those looking to save some cash. The Titan 2 has a stainless steel heating chamber which still provides conduction/convection vaporization just like more expensive units. If you are an herb connoisseur, you may opt for something with a ceramic chamber and improved vapor flavor. The Titan 2 still provides nice vapor though, one that can be thoroughly enjoy while out on the go. The key difference between the Titan 1 and 2 is the shape. The Titan 2 is rectangular and has a more futuristic look. The Titan 2 also features full temperature control to the degree - so if you are set in your ways and like to pick an exact temp to heat your dry herbs, the Titan 2 is the way to go. Overall, the Titan 2 is a great dry herb vape for the price and a perfect starter vape for those just getting into dry herb vaporizers.
To find out more about the Titan 2, read our full review here.
The AGO dry herb vape is a great compact option for those looking for an affordable dry herb vaporizer that can also be fit with additional chambers for wax concentrates. The AGO is a combustion vaporizer which means it actually burns your herb but using an electronic heating element. This is still healthier than smoking as you avoid inhaling butane, but not as healthy as a convection vape. However, most convection vapes come with a higher price tag. For those who want a traditional dry herb smoking experience with the convenience of a compact vaporizer, the AGO is the way to go. It features a 650 mAh battery which is powerful enough to get you through the day, but small enough to fit in a compact pen. Be aware the AGO uses 710 threading, not the more common 510 threading. This just means you cannot swap parts with 510 vaporizers. Finally, the AGO features an LCD screen that displays battery life and the current puff count. This unique feature is especially useful for those medicating with dry herbs. Overall, the AGO dry herb vape is a great, budget pen that can be used for dry herbs, or modified for wax concentrates.
For a full, detailed review on the AGO G5, read our complete review here.
The Volcano was the most well-known dry herb vaporizer a decade ago for good reason. Even today, the Volcano is one of the best dry herb vaporizers on the market. Unlike most vapes on our list, the Volcano is a desktop vaporizer. The great thing about the Volcano is its massive bowl will produce enough vapor for at least two people in one bowl. It also produces one of the best vapor qualities when set to the right settings. Just like all dry herb vaporizers at this price point, the Volcano uses convection to provide true vaporization. The only real downside to the Volcano is its size, lack of portability, and price. That being said, if you have the money to spend, and want a reliable home dry herb vape that produces excellent vapor, fun to share with friends and will last for years, the Volcano is an excellent choice.
To read more about the Volcano, check out our complete review here.
The E-Clipse is one of our favorite portable dry herb vapes. It uses convection technology to provide true vaporization. At only 4 inches tall and ¾ of an inch thick, the E-Clipse easily slips into a pocket. This compact vape has a clean design with a beautiful OLED display showing you battery level and current temperature. The temperature can easily be set with the keys next to the screen. Its ceramic chamber produces excellent tasting vapor - plus you can pop on the glass mouthpiece for extra smooth hits. If this was not enough, the E-Clipse heats up quickly and competes with many more expensive dry herb vaporizers. While the E-Clipse doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the top of the line vapes, there are few vapes that rival the E-Clipse at this price point. If you want to spend around $100 and want a solid dry herb vape that heats up quick and provides excellent flavor, we highly recommend the E-Clipse.
For a full, detailed review on the E-Clipse, read our complete review here.
The Pulsar APX vape for dry herbs is a high-quality, budget micro vape. At only 4 inches tall, the Pulsar APX easily slides into your pocket and can be concealed in the palm of your hand for discreet vaping. Its fully-ceramic chamber provides excellent flavor and true convection vaporization. Despite its small size, Pulsar managed to squeeze a sizable 1600 mAh battery into this vape that will give you an 1.5 - 2 hours of vape time. With 5 heat settings to choose from, the APX couldn’t be easier to use. If this was not enough, this vape also heats in just 30 seconds. The Pulsar APX has all the qualities we look for in a dry herb vape at an extremely reasonable price. If you are shopping for a high-quality convection dry herb vaporizer and you want to save some dough, definitely consider picking up a Pulsar APX.
To find out more about the Pulsar APX, read our full review here.
The VT 1.0 portable dry herb vaporizer packs a quality, high capacity 2600 mAh battery into this affordable vape pen. Because of this, it is not as compact as some other dry herb vapes, but the VT 1.0 has a really nice rubber grip that feels amazing in the hand. If you have large hands and hate the feel of tiny micro vapes, this portable vaporizer is perfect. Set the temperature using the convenient dial on the bottom of the VT 1.0. With its 10 heat settings to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect temperature for your dry herbs. It has a ceramic heating chamber that boasts excellent vapor quality and flavor. You will be hard-pressed to find a quality dry herb vaporizer with a battery life like this for any less. The VT 1.0 was designed for those who use their vapes all day without need of a charge.
For a full, detailed review on the VT 1.0, read our complete review here.
The Pax 3 is a premium vaporizer that competes with all the top vapes. Made from top-quality components, it is a dual-use vape that was designed for both dry herbs and herbal concentrates. For the true connoisseur, the Pax 3 has over 60 temperature settings and boasts a 22-second heat up time. This is a SMART vaporizer that can be controlled through the Pax smartphone app and has vibration notifications. The Pax 3 features the newest vape technology so it is a must-have for those wanting the latest and greatest. It also comes with a half-pack oven lid that allows you to pack smaller bowls for those solo sessions. Additionally, the concentrate insert provides one of the smoothest and cleanest ways to enjoy herbal concentrates like wax. This vape may cost a bit more than others but it is worth every penny.
To read more about the Pax 3, check out our complete review here.
The Pax 2 might not be the newest technology from Pax, but it provides an excellent vaping experience at a great price. It is made of high-quality components and has a powerful stainless steel oven. This oven provides even heating so there is never a need to stir your dry herbs. It is fitted with a magnetic oven lid so you can change out your herbs easily. The Pax 2 has four temperature settings which makes it great for novices and veterans alike. The single button control also makes this portable vaporizer one of the easiest to use. It is super low-profile and uses LED lights to communicate its status, making it one of the most discreet vapes. Overall, the Pax 2 is a top-quality dry herb vaporizer available at a budget price.
To find out more about the Pax 2, read our full review here.
The Yocan 94F atomizer allows you to adapt a box mod to vaporize dry herbs. This is a combustion atomizer which means it provides a more traditional smoking experience without the butane from a lighter. To achieve more of a vapor from the 94F atomizer, pick up some glass screens to separate the heating element from the dry herbs. The mouthpiece on this atomizer is spring-loaded so you can easily re-pack your herbs without opening the chamber. While this is not a stand-alone unit, the Yocan 94F is an easy addition to any 510 thread box mod, and is available for less than the cost of many dry herb vaporizers on the market.
To read more about the Yocan 94F, check out our complete review here.
From the same makers of the famous Volcano, Storz & Bickel, the Plenty vaporizer is a more affordable desktop vape. There are two main benefits that you get from the Plenty that is not available on most portable vapes. First off, it provides pure convection heating without using any conduction. While there are many portable vapes that use convection, they often use a convection/conduction approach. This means in addition to passing hot air over the dry herbs (convection), the heating chamber, whether ceramic or stainless steel, also heats up. This direct contact with the herbs produces a very high-quality vapor in many premium portable vaporizers, but the true connoisseur can notice a difference when using the Plenty. Storz & Bickel desktop vapes like the Plenty and Volcano are known for their extremely even heating - the larger, wider bowl helps with this as well. Secondly, the Plenty has a very long air pathway after passing through the herbal heating chamber. This allows the vapor to cool more than with any portable vape, providing the smoothest vapor possible. While the Plenty does not provide the convenience of a portable vape, it delivers one of the best at home vaporizing experiences.
For a full, detailed review on the Plenty vaporizer, read our complete review here.
The ergonomically designed G Pen Elite from Grenco Science has one of the best feels of any portable dry herb vaporizer. It boasts one of the largest fully ceramic heating chambers on the market. This unique 360 degree heating chamber provides fast and even heating from all sides so you get a vaporizing experience similar to that of desktop vaporizers with the convenience of a handheld, portable vape. It can be set to any temperature between 200° - 428°F and the temperature and battery level are displayed on a beautiful LED screen. Powered by a high-grade 2200 mAh Li-Ion battery, the G Pen Elite will keep you vaping all day long without a charge. For those casual users, this high-capacity battery could last up to a week (about an hour total vape time). Overall, the G Pen Elite is a great mix of functionality and comfort, with its ergonomic grip separating it from the rest of the crowd.
To find out more about the G Pen Elite, read our full review here.
One of the more unique portable vaporizers on the market, the Boundless CF is the perfect vaporizer for any condition. Most portable vapes require finely ground herbs and an even pack to get good results. In contrast, the Boundless CF delivers excellent vapor even with herb broken up by hand (although we still recommend using a grinder for the best experience), small or large loads, and tight or loose packs. This makes the Boundless CF one of the easiest portable dry herb vaporizers around. It also features a more free airflow than many portable vapes so you will always be sure to get smooth, even hits from this vaporizer. There are five temperature settings to choose from, starting at 355° F and increasing by 15° increments. This is great for those not wanting to waste their time choosing the exact degree, but for those who really want full-temperature control but like everything else about this vape, check out the Boundless CFX. For ease of use, the Boundless CF has simple one button control to turn on and select the desired temperature setting. Overall, the Boundless CF is one of the most versatile portable dry herb vaporizers, which works great in a variety of situations and environments.
To read more about the Boundless CF, check out our complete review here.