How to Choose a Dab Rig
Choosing a dab rig, like anything else, can be a big deal, and with many options for dabbing it can feel overwhelming. There are various things to keep in mind and some may be more important than another. At the end of the day, it comes down to your preferences and budget. To help on your journey we have laid out below some helpful, quick information so that you can make informed, educated buying decisions.
Dab Rig or Wax Pen
If you are thinking about a rig you may be thinking about a wax vape pen too. Dab Rigs are a great piece that can be used every day or brought out for special occassions. They deliver huge, quality hits. But, compared to a vape pen, they can be a pain to set up and get going, then of course you need to put it away. Wax pens are super quick and convenient. Especially if you already own a vaporizer, extending your collection into a dab rig is a great idea.
Glass or Silicone
The best glass dab rig, like the super expensive ones will deliver a better hit and dabbing experience than the best silicone rig, no doubt.
But on average they are pretty comparable and users have good and bad things to say about both. Glass rigs are said to give a smoother hit, but silicone rigs are unbreakable and more portable than glass.
Choosing a Size
Just like bongs, the dab rig is offered in many heights from short to tall. The taller and larger the rigs offer the user a more powerful puff because there is more space for smoke to fill. Smaller rigs though are usually less expensive, but not always, and the smaller option is more portable and takes up less space. Both get the job done and this aspect is all about a users preference.
The random cool features that can sometimes be found are similar to what can be found with a bong. They include ice catchers to create smoother, cooler pulls. For additional smoothness, higher-end dab rigs can be found with percolators designed to filter the smoke even more.