Portable vaporizers are commanding more and more of the cannabis market. Their discretion and convenience have made them the go-to for many modern cannabis users.
Quality varies widely among portable vaporizers. Different coils and chambers can range in material from titanium to ceramic. Things like temperature adjustability and auto-shutoff features help to distinguish among different models of portable vaporizers too.
The first thing to know is that vape pens are typically classified according to two main categories: dry herb vaporizers and wax pens. Dry herb vape pens are for traditional marijuana flowers; wax pens are for butane hash oil (BHO) concentrates such as wax, shatter, and crumble. Some vapes are dual-use; they can handle both flowers and concentrates. Regardless of what you get, you don’t need to blow a ton of money to buy something that works well and is easy to use. Here are the 10 best portable vaporizers under $100.
The Jump is a simple-to-use dry herb vaporizer. Its carbon fiber design comes in black and gold. The carbon fiber makes it very light and thus one of the best portable vaporizers around. Its USB port is located on the bottom, allowing you to vape and charge at the same time. Vapor quality is clean because of The Jump’s anodized stainless steel. The chamber can hold up to about .4 grams of weed. The batter is 1200mAh, giving about 4 hours of continuous usage before needing to be recharged. $44.96.
The Black Widow works amazingly well for its price point. It offers a quality vape experience with a ceramic chamber. The chamber holds about half a gram of flower; there’s a separate pod for wax and dab concentrates. With its internal battery, you can have hours of vaping before a recharge is necessary. The Black Widow’s one-button interface is easy to use. Press the button five times to turn on or off, and hold it for three seconds to change heat settings. Temperature settings range from 356 to 428 degrees Fahrenheit. $59.95.
This herb vaporizer pen from Grenco Science lets you vape while your pen is charging. It’s ready in less than 30 seconds once you turn it on, thanks to its ceramic oven. Just add herbs, and you’re all set. $94.95
The V5.OS Mini is a good choice if you’re looking for an affordable, easy to use portable vape. It features a single button which controls both power and temperature. Load the chamber, turn the unit on, and within 30 seconds you’re ready. The Flowermate’s condition heat and ceramic heating chamber are specifically designed to evenly vaporize herbs. The unit is powered by two batteries delivering up to 2.5 hours of vaping. It features a six-minute auto-shutoff to preserve battery life. Three temps, 385, 400, and 415 degrees are available. $73.50.
5. Linx Hypnos Zero Concentrate Vape Pen
The Hypnos Zero concentrate vape pen features a new atomizer style ceramic plate. The only material your concentrate ever touches is ceramic—no metals. It has a new wickless heating element and an improved battery. At just 10 cm long, the Zero is ultimately portable. Due to its size, the ceramic plate will only hold between 0.1 and 0.2 grams. But it’s very efficient, so you’ll get from 10 to 20 draws from that small amount, depending on the heat setting and draw duration. The Zero’s four temperature settings offer versatility. The highest heat level, red, produces impressively big clouds. $79.99
6. Dr. Dabber Ghost Wax Vaporizer
The Ghost is a low-heat vape pen for oils and waxes. Its titanium technology heats slowly, eliminating the burned, electric taste of some portable vaporizers. This allows you to more fully enjoy the taste of your oils or waxes. $69.95
7. PUFFiT 2 Vaporizer
Discreet Vape, manufacturers of the PUFFiT 2, have made what is arguably one of the most stealthy portable vaporizers on the market. It looks exactly like an actual inhaler. Select a temperature using the handy spin dial. One of its coolest features is the haptic feedback system, allowing you to keep the PUFFiT in your pocket as it heats up (it only takes about a minute). Once the optimal temperature has been reached, it will vibrate, telling you it’s time to take a puff. $89.99.
8. K-Vape Portable Vaporizer
Considering that the warranty on similar units is typically one year, the fact that KandyPens offers a lifetime warranty on the K-Vape herb vaporizer is pretty major. The unit features a large stainless steel heating chamber and convection heating technology. It has three preset temperature settings: 360, 380, and 420 degrees. $99.00
9. Micro Vaped Nano V4 Concentrate Vape Pen
At just 4.5 inches in length, the Nano V4 is designed to look like an elegant writing pen for vaping discretion. The dual coil deep quartz chamber, with the addition of the pen cap mouthpiece, prevents leakage. The pen clip keeps the Nano V4 securely in place. The unit uses two quartz rods wrapped with titanium coils contained in a quartz dish. It offers airflow control to increase or decrease the density of your hits. The Nano V4 has six heat settings and a lithium-ion battery. It has a 30-second auto-shutoff and is compatible with waxy oil concentrates. $58.00
10. Boundless CFC Dry Herb Vaporizer
The Boundless CFC has a digital temperature control, fast heat-up time (30 seconds), and a ceramic conduction oven. It features excellent battery life, a fully isolated air path and a three-year warranty. The temperature range is from 140 to 446 degrees. The CFC has a smart temperature memory, heating up to the last temp settings after turning off. Equipped with a 1900mAh battery, the CFC will last up to 12 to 15 sessions on a single charge. A five-minute auto-shutoff timer helps preserve battery life. It’s compatible with dry herbs. $89.95