The cannabis lover’s guide to the 10 best vapes of 2018
These are the best vapes currently on the market.
If you’re health-conscious or money-conscious, vaporizing your cannabis is a great option. Vaping is easier on your lungs than smoking. That’s because combustion creates a number of undesirable byproducts. Vaping, on the other hand, heats cannabis enough to vaporize the cannabinoids, but not enough to burn it. Herewith, we present 10 of the very best vapes money can buy.
The Best Vapes For Social Tokers:
There’s a reason the German-made Volcano is considered a classic. It’s because it was the first iconic vaporizer to take the stoner world by storm. The Volcano is still unsurpassed as far as desktop units go. There is still no other unit that enjoys the cachet of a Volcano. And there’s no denying the awesome effectiveness of its hot air convection heating. The vapor produced is sweet and tasty. It’s simply one of the best vapes in the world. The vape bags are perfect to share with a friend or to pass around the room at a party. Available in Classic at $579 and Digit at $545.95.
The Best Vapes For Effortless Pulls:
It took years for Storz & Bickel, makers of the classic Volcano, to come out with a portable vape. That’s not because they’re slackers. It’s because they are perfectionists. It’s no surprise that once it was realized, the Crafty became one of the most popular units in the world. Now that they’ve released the Mighty Vaporizer, it’s an upgrade in almost every way. The Mighty is quickly assuming its own rightful position as one of the best vapes in the world. Sporting dedicated buttons and an easy to understand LED display, you’ll spend your time getting sweet hits instead of guessing how to work the thing. You can even download a Bluetooth app to fine tune the Mighty’s settings for optimal vaping. Sweet! $469.95
The Best Vapes for Portability:
The sleek, lightweight Firefly 2 appeals to the design nerd in all of us. Dynamic convection heating delivers exceptional flavor and lets you utilize, not waste, your herb. The Firefly 2’s compact size means you can slip it right into your pocket and carry it everywhere. This vape is compatible with both dry flower and concentrates, and is easy to load and clean. The Firefly 2 uses on-demand heating technology. That means your herbs are cooked when you press the heat button and draw from the unit. Borosilicate glass on the bottom makes the Firefly 2 one of the best vapes for tasty flavor. A quartz window actually lets you watch your herbs cook — hours of fun! $329.95
The Best Vapes For Discretion
Dude, is that a fountain pen you’re hitting? The Titanium Grasshopper is one of the best vapes if you need to be ultra discreet. It looks and feels just like a pen, right down to the pocket clip and a top button on-off switch. But don’t be fooled. This dry herb vaporizer was designed to withstand heavy use. It heats in seconds and packs a large hit. Quick to charge with a USB cable, it’s also compatible with glass water pipes and bubblers. Just take the standard flower bowl off your water pipe and pop in the Grasshopper instead. This turns practically any water pipe into a vaporizer delivering thick clouds. The Titanium Grasshopper is one of the best vapes around. Consumers can dial the temperature between 250 and 410 F, allowing you to customize your experience. $265.00
The Best Vapes For Durability
The Arizer Air is one of the best vapes for dry herb consumption. Ideal for those needing a discreet and portable unit, it packs a serious punch. You get up to one hour of continuous use off a single charge. High quality toxin-free ceramic and glass parts are used. Enjoy flavorful, oxygen-rich vapor without the diminished taste and harshness found in cheaper products. The optimized heating system and variable temperature controls let you pick anything from a light, smooth vapor to a thick, efficacious one. The Air has a durable out shell protecting not only the vape itself but your hands (from the internal temperature). $259.99
The Best Vapes For Versatility
The Pax 3 is the best of both worlds: It’s compatible with both flower and concentrates. One of the absolute best vapes at this price point, it comes with more than 60 temperature settings. Its 22-second heat-up time means you don’t have to wait around, either. The battery offers eight to 10 sessions per charge. For those who want to get the most out of every sesh, you can play it smart. The Pax 3 features a big chamber with plenty of space to pack enough herb for several uses. But if you plan on a solo session only, the Pax also comes with a half-pack lid for those occasions when you only want to use a few pinches of that precious herb. LED pedals when the device is warming up and when it’s ready to vape. They also indicate battery life and current temp setting. This is one smart vape! $249.99
The Best Vapes For Battery Life
This update to the iconic Arizer Solo portable features extended battery life and a faster heat-up time. The Solo II reaches top temperature in just 30 seconds. This means it’s not only one of the best vapes, ut one of the quickest as well. A stainless steel and glass air path delivers the same top quality vapor as the Solo. The Solo II offers one of the longest lasting vape batteries, with up to 3 hours (about 20 sessions) per charge. It has a more powerful heater, and in-bowl recessed air jets. That provides extra airflow for smoother and cleaner pulls. Precise temperature controls — adjustable in 1-degree and 10-degree increments — give you freedom of choice without needing an app. $249.95
The Best Vapes For Smart Technology And Customization
Glass enthusiasts will love the all-glass pathway of the DaVinci Ascent. That helps to create the purest vapor, whether you’re burning flowers or oils; the Ascent can handle them both. Glass also makes it easier to transport the vapor, making it one of the best vapes for easy pulls. The Ascent’s three-hour battery life and removable mouthpiece make it pocket-friendly and portable. The unit heats up in about a minute and has a precise temp controls and settings. Smart heat technology is used to heat your herbs to the perfect temperature inside the glass-coated ceramic oven. The Ascent is available in a range of designs including Stealth, Carbon Fiber, Burl Wood, Croc Skin and Black Skulls. $199.99
The Best Vapes For Wax
Prohibited’s “In The 5th Degree” vaporizer offers 2-in-1 functionality with both flower and waxes. It has specifically calibrated tanks for both forms. The 5th Degree uses a cartridge system. The cartridges are held in place with a magnetic connection. They easily slide on or off when you want to swap them out.The use of two separate cartridges for wax and flower allows the 5th Degree to offer better performance, making it among the best vapes compatible with both wax and dry herb. The herb cartridge has a stainless steel heating chamber, and the wax cartridge boasts a dual quartz coil. Just select which cartridge you want to use, fill it, and put it on top of the base. There’s just one button on the entire unit. You click it three times to turn the power on or off. You can also cycle through various power and temp settings by clicking it twice rapidly. With the wax cartridge, you can choose between three voltages, 3.7v, 4.2v, or 4.7v. With the herb cartridge, you can choose between 390 F, 415 F, or 440 F. Selected temperatures are reached in 30 seconds or less. $199.99
The Best Vapes For The Cheapest Price
The G Pen Elite is Grenco’s update of their classic G Pen. Five clicks of the power button turns the unit on. An LED display allows vape users to precisely control the temperature. Choose your heat from 200 F to 428 F; you can switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius display at the click of a button. It only takes 30 seconds to fully heat, putting the G Pen Elite among the vest vapes by that measure. The mouthpiece is easily removable for chamber access. An indented grip area for your index finger helps the G Pen Elite fit comfortably in your hand. Quite a bit of dry herb packs into the large ceramic heating chamber. $169.99