The vaporizer industry is getting bigger and bigger. The technological advancements are many and vaporizers have proven themselves as the healthier alternative to smoking. Vaporizing your herb or wax you can eliminate all the bad inhalants and cancerogenesis that you may get in your body when smoking.


So many people have transitioned to portable and easy-to-use vaporizers that allow them to have the perfect smoke at any place and at any time. With so many options on the market, sizes, options, heating techniques, it’s not easy to know what you want to get. In this article, we will go through some of the basic things you need to know so you can be sure you can get the best dry herb vaporizer for your needs.

Figure out why you want a vaporizer!


As there are many different types of these devices, you need to figure out what type you want. Do you want a portable small unit that you can carry around or you want a bigger, more powerful home device that will have a lot of handy features? You need to think about how much wax or herb you consume too. If you are a novice you may get a small portable one that you can use at home and outside. If you’re more into the game you need to get a desktop unit that you don’t have to charge and that will deliver the full tasty flavor.


Types of vaporizers


  • Desktop Vaporizers
  • Portable Vaporizers
  • E-Nails
  • Pen Vaporizers


Desktop Units


desktop vaporizers

These are units that are not portable. You buy one of these for your home. These devices are in the higher price range but they do have their advantages. They are mostly used by people who use herbs for medical purposes as they allow great control over temperature and the cleanest heating of the material. If you really want to feel your herb, this is the way to go.


Portable Units

portable vaporizer


These come as the upper hand on vape pens. These nifty devices are a tad bit more expensive than pens and they usually rock a battery which can last you between 20 minutes to a few hours depending on the unit. These are super friendly for your on-the-go smoking and some of the vapes on the market are an amazing technology that includes two heating methods, super precise heating control, long batteries, and cool futuristic looks. In any case, you can get a really good that will last you. Some of them have even lifetime warranties!





Mostly used with wax these are a middle ground between the first two. These deliver much more potent smoke but are a bit bulkier and not so portable. These are usually attachments. This device is ideal for concentrating and for those who want to save up some money on butane or torches that they use for heating up the material. One good example is an electric nectar collector


Vape Pens


airvape vaporizer

The most simple and straightforward device. The cheapest too. These usually go on a convection oven that gives them limited use. They heat up fast, but they don’t really deliver an amazing smoke experience. Some are fancier and will get you a temperature option but these are mostly for beginners and the occasional vaping when you need to be discrete. In recent times they are making them all standard so you may reuse the coils and batteries. So that’s pretty good!


Budget ahead


Figuring out how much money you can spend on this nifty device is important. If you want to just see how it looks, you can get a vape pen or a vaporizer for as low as $20. These pens won’t deliver the most fantastical flavor but they should work. The price range from $50 to $200 should get you a device that will have some handy options and it should deliver a more consistent and smoother smoke. In this market, you need to research a bit, but luckily the community is big, there are a lot of reviews online and you can really read up on the device before you get it. The $200 price tag should be a high-end device that will give you more control over the heating with different options, addons, bigger batteries, etc.


Warranty and Efficiency 


As mentored in the article some of the devices get a lifetime warranty which is pretty cool if you ask us. Sometimes not every part is protected also, but you can read up on that on the website usually. The efficiency of your device is also important. You need to know how much material you need, will it burn your load and what kind of vapor will it produce. You may get a device that you just won’t like, the vapor will stick to your mouth or an array of problems can arise. So be sure to research and maybe even try if you have the chance and with that happy buying, and smoking!