Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer of 2017

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Back in the day the ways in which one could partake in the delight of all that cannabis has to offer was fairly limited.  Most often you would roll a joint, or take your hits from a bong.  Both fine options by the way, but you will have to deal with aromas and chemicals entering your lungs that result from smoking weed.

Within the last ten years or so a new way to get blazed has come into the mainstream: vaping.  When you use a dry herb portable vaporizer to vape cannabis you are heating up the cannabis using coils found inside the vaporizer. The cannabis gets hot enough that the THC becomes vaporized and can be inhaled.

4 Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers

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  • Works With: Herbs and Wax
  • Heating Method: Convection and Conduction Combo
    • 90 min battery life
    • Super low draw resistance
    • 60 second heat up time
    • Dual lithium ion battery
    • Digital temperature control screen
    • 3.25 x 5 x 9.75 in. in size
    • 0.5 lbs.
    • 2 year warranty
  • (4.9 / 5)

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  • Works With: Herbs and Wax
  • Heating Method: Conduction
    • Comes with bluetooth app
    • High polished anodized aluminum
    • 15 second heat up time
    • 3500 mAh battery
    • 4 unique heating modes
    • Vibration notifications
    • 0.7 lbs.
    • 10 year warranty
  • (4.8 / 5)

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Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers

Best Portable Dry Herb VaporizerNow it is important to realize that there are two main types of vaporizers.  The first works with actual cannabis, as described in the above paragraph.

These are called “dry herb” vaporizers.  The other heats up oil that is extracted from the cannabis plant.  There are also many models that are both dry herb and oils compatible. For this article we are specifically reviewing the dry herb vaporizers and dual compatible vaporizers.

With vaping you get some cool advantages that you don’t get when you smoke cannabis in other ways.  First, vaping cannabis eliminates a lot of the byproducts of cannabis that may not be good for you.  Second, vaping is a more effective and efficient way of delivering THC compared to smoking a joint.  In fact, you’ll get twice as much THC from vaping as you would the same amount of cannabis smoked.

It’s no wonder with these benefits why more and more people are picking up portable vaporizers to use with their cannabis.  But which are the best dry herb portable vaporizers?  If you’ve noticed there are a ton of vaporizer brands out there.  To make your search easier we have created this list of the best portable vaporizer that you can buy.  The list contains three pricing categories: Cheap ($0-$75), Mid-Range ($76-$150), and High End ($151+).

Check out our list of portable dry herb vaporizers.  If you have questions be sure to leave them in the comments section below.

Cheap ($0-$75)

Atmos Jump Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.5 / 5)

Our top pick for affordable dry herb portable vaporizer goes to the Atmos Jump Vaporizer.

To start, just look at how well styled this vape pen is.  We love the carbon black outer cover with the specs of gold colored flacks sprinkled throughout.  This vape pen looks cool as fuck.

But looks are not all that the Atmos Jump has going for it.  The battery is a powerful 1200 mAh meaning you won’t have to spend all your time charging your vaporizer.  This thing is ready to go.

The Atmos Jump was designed to be used with dry herbs, and uses a conduction heating element to heat the flower.  With a heating time of 30 seconds this vaporizer is ready for a solid draw in a short amount of time.  The biggest downside to the Atmos Jump is its single heat setting, which may not suite all vape users.  However, Atmos has done a good job at optimizing this setting so that one size does fit most.  If you want a vaporizer with more heating options we’d suggest you take a closer look at a more expensive vaporizer such as the Mighty.

Overall, this vape pen has gotten great reviews from users due to its quality vaping experience combined with a very reasonable price point of $60.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • At around $60, this dry herb vaporizer is affordable
  • Has great ratings from users
  • Heats up quickly and has a powerful 1200 mAh battery
  • Styling is sharp and looks wicked cool

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Wish the Atmos Jump had more than one heat setting

 

Pulsar APX Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.4 / 5)

With an amazing heat time of just 7 seconds, the Pulsar APX Vaporizer is a great pick for those looking for a cheap vape experience.

Using a conduction heating element, the Pulsar APX burns dry herb making using the APX akin to using an electronic pipe.

The hand blown glass mouth piece is certainly a step up from some of the cheapest vapes.  Using the glass mouth piece feels natural and offers a comfortable placement for your lips when preparing to draw on the Pular APX.

This unit is powered by a 1100 mAh battery, which runs at 100 volts.

To operate the Pular APX, simply press and hold the button until the lights turn from red to green.  Once the lights are green it is good to go to take a draw.  We love the simplicity of this operation.

More solid features include a ceramic power pad and a quartz-lined chamber that only help to create a more consistent burn.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Hits very well and provides a smoking experience that is similar to the modernized version of a glass pipe
  • The light indicator is simple to understand and lets you know when the unit is ready
  • At $60 this vaporizer is hard to beat
  • Handblown glass mouthpiece feels natural and allows for a quality draw

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Would like for it to have more heat settings, but understand that at this price point that is likely not feasible
  • Not a “true” vaporizer, more of an electronic pipe

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AtmosRx Jr Vaporizer

BG Rating: (3.8 / 5)

Our first electronic vaporizer to make our list is also one of the smallest.  The AtmosRX Jr Vaporizer works with both cannabis extract oils and dry herb, making it more versatile than some other options.

AtmosRx really focused on creating a very portable, lightweight, and easy to use vaporizer when they introduced the AtmosRx Jr Vaporizer.  If you plan to be on the move often and have a small budget, then this vape could be the right choice.

The biggest downside to the AtmosRx Jr is that the battery is smaller than its larger counterpart, the AtmosRx.  Due to this you will spend some more time charging your AtmosRx Jr than more expensive vaporizers that are on the market.

All in all, for the price, this thing is tough to beat.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Small and easy to take with you on the go
  • Does offer a good vaping experience for the price
  • Very affordable, around $60

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Only has a 30 day battery warranty
  • Battery is smaller and less powerful than higher price vapes

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Mid-Range ($76-$150)

Cloud Pen 3.0 Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.3 / 5)

The first entry into our mid-range best dry herb vaporizers list is the Cloud Pen 3.0 Vaporizer.

The Cloud Pen 3.0 from Cloud Penz is a very versatile vape and comes with three different types of atomizers that can handle wax, oils, and most importantly dry herbs.

Within the Cloud Pen 3.0 is a powerful 650 mAh lithium ion battery.  This is stronger than the lower powered batteries found in cheaper vaporizers. This battery also comes with a 1-year warranty.

We love the size of this vape pen as it is extremely portable and discrete.  On top the three different atomizers the Cloud Pen 3.0 also comes with a bunch of extras that only add to the vaping experience.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Super versatile: not only can it handle dry herb, but you can also use it for waxes and oils thanks to the three atomizers that are included
  • Stronger battery than some of our picks in the lower-price bracket
  • Comes in about every color of the rainbow and then some

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Only 30 day warranty on atomizers
  • Great portable vape, but not up to the standard of the top of the line dry herb vaporizers available

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Magic Flight Launch Box

BG Rating: (4.7 / 5)

Magic Flight has created one of the most unique portable dry herb vaporizers that is available for purchase with the Launch Box.

The Magic Flight Launch box is specifically made for dry herb, and does not work with oils or waxes.  If you have no interest in smoking anything but dry herb, then we highly recommend you buy the Magic Flight Launch Box because of its singular focus.

We also enjoy the look of the Magic Flight Launch Box. Unlike most other vaporizers that have modern styling, the Launch Box has a clean, classic wooden look.  Types of wood used in the Magic Flight Launch include maple, cherry, and walnut.

Another advantage to the Launch Box is that it only requires a rechargeable AA battery to use.  This keeps things simple, and means that there is no permanent battery that is at risk of dying over time.

As with most portable dry herb vaporizers, the Magic Flight Launch Box is a conduction vaporizer, meaning that the herb touches the heated source.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Super simple and functional design and look makes the Magic Flight Launch Box one of the most dependable dry herb portable vaporizers available
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Uses a AA battery rather than a permanent battery

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Requires a finishing herb grinder for best performance
  • May take some more uses to get the hang off compared to more traditional vaporizers

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Vapium Summit Plus Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.5 / 5)

Wow, just take a good long look at this beast.  Thing looks like it can burn a freaking tree!  Obviously we are just joking, but the fact is that the Vapium Summit Plus Vaporizer really does have the look and build of a high-end portable vaporizer.

The Vapium Summit Plus is made with a durable polycarbonate shell, which can easily withstand accidentally being dropped.

A small hole on the one end allows you to place your herb into the Vapium Summit Plus and prepare it for vaping.

As far as battery size, this dry herb compatible vaporizer is a top performer.  A monster 3300 mAh lithium ion battery allows you to vape while it is charging.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Two year manufacturer warranty
  • Huge battery with the ability to vape for an hour at 410 degrees

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Larger than some smaller vape pens making the Vapium Summit Plus less portable

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High End ($151+)

The Mighty By Storz & Bickel

Best Portable Dry Herb VapeBG Rating: (4.9 / 5)

Welcome to the big time.  If you’ve got the budget then these vapes are the best of the best when it comes to portable dry herb vaping.

Will start this category off with a bang by reviewing our overall number #1 rated dry herb portable vaporizer: The Mighty by Storz and Bickel (click here to read reviews).

The big brother of the Crafty, Mighty has the build quality and features to set it apart from the crowd.

Features of The Mighty:

Let’s start with the heating element of this vape.  The Mighty features a combo convection and conduction heating element that provides the best of both worlds.  This allows for the optimal vapor produced by convection, with the shorter heating time of conduction.

The 60 second heat time of the Mighty won’t turn heads, but the vape produced is easily worth the wait.  Each draw provides a even and clean vapor that fills your lungs with herbified goodness.

With a large LED temperature display, The Mighty is certainly on another level from cheaper options.  You can hone in your preferred temperature by using the simple “+” and “-” buttons.

Having dual lithium ion batteries makes The Mighty the “Twin Turbo” of portable vaporizers.  These batteries keep a charge for hours without the need to plug in.  The battery performance of this vaporizer is significantly better than the competition and one of the reasons it is rated at the top for the best dry herb portable vaporizers.

The Mighty can handle both dry herbs and wax with ease making it perfect for those who use both.

While the shell of The Mighty is made from plastic the build quality is still impressive.  It does not feel flimsy or fragile in your hands.

The Mighty also features vibrations alerts to let you know when you’ve turned on your vape and when it is ready for use.

As for downsides, The Mighty is pretty big relative to most portable dry herb vaporizers.  It should still fit in reasonably loose fitting jeans.  Hipster jean wearers would likely need to find another place to store The Mighty to bring it along for a trip.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Awesome heating element that combines conduction and convection for an ultimate vaping experience
  • Dual lithium ion batteries will keep this thing humming for hours
  • LED screen with simple to use temperature controls
  • Works with both herbs and waxes
  • Ultra low-resistant draw

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Is bigger than most portable vaporizers
  • Outer shell made from plastic

 

Pax 3 Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.8 / 5)

Pax 3 is the most up to date version of the Pax vaporizer.  There are several updates to the Pax 3 that help to set it apart from the older versions.

The first update is that the Pax 3 heats up faster than its predecessor, the Pax 2. Actually, the Pax 3 heats up much faster than the Pax 2.  In about 20 seconds the Pax 3 vaporizer is ready to vape.

Some users have complained about the finish on the outside of the Pax 3 getting scratched up.  We must say we agree that we prefer the finish of the Pax 2 in both looks and durability.

While the Pax 3 is primarily a dry herb vaporizer, there is an additional attachment that can be used to heat oils.  As with the Pax 2, the Pax 3 is a convection unit.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • The Pax 3 heats up much faster than the previous model
  • 3500 mAh battery is one of the most powerful on the market
  • 10 year warranty means you can buy with confidence

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Finish on the outside of the Pax 3 is susceptible to scratches

 

Boundless CFV Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.3 / 5)

The Boundless CFV is one of the more unique portable vaporizers that we have included on our list.

Not only is this a top of the line convection vaporizer, but it also comes with three wooden rings and one quartz ring, that are placed in the herb bowl chamber. These wooden rings offer different flavor and vaping experiences, while the quartz ring offers additional heat to the herb providing a semi-conduction vaping experience.

The digital display is one of the most advanced we’ve seen and allows you to control the temperature with precision.

Our biggest gripe about this portable dry herb vaporizer is that the outer cover is made from plastic and simply does not have the cool styling of other vapes.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • The quartz ring allows for a unique semi-convection/semi-conduction vaping experience
  • Digital screen shows temperature settings and allows greater user control of the vaping experience
  • We prefer convection vaporizers as they eliminate the chance for combusting your herb

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Plastic outer shell looks a bit cheap
  • Battery life is not great due to the convection heating

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The Crafty by Storz & Bickel

BG Rating: (4.8 / 5)

Stroz & Bickel really take pride in focusing on top of the line convection heated vaporizers that don’t come cheap.

The smaller cousin to the Mighty, the Crafty Vaporizer has many great features in its own right (click here to read reviews).

As with some other high-end vaporizers, the Crafty comes with an app that can be used to set preferences and check battery power.

But the app is just the beginning when it comes to the Crafty Vape.  More importantly this vaporizer performs with the best of them and there are several reasons why.

The main reason being that the Crafty simply performs better than practically any other dry herb portable vaporizer.  Not many can stand up to desktop units, but the Crafty can not only stand up to them, but can surpass them in performance and quality.

The Crafty uses a similar heating element as The Mighty, which combines both convection and conduction heating for the optimal vaping experience.

With a single lithium ion battery, The Crafty can’t hold a charge like the larger Mighty.  But thanks to The Crafty’s smaller size it certainly the more portable of the two vaporizers.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Smart design
  • Convection heating element that includes a boost mode
  • Comes with an app to help you set preferences for your vaporizer
  • Well made and constructed using quality components

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

    • For the price, we would expect the Crafty to have a longer battery life

Firefly 2 Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.3 / 5)

Our last entry into our list is the Friefly 2 Vaporizer.  It is a high-end vaporizer that is compatible with both dry herbs and oils.

Where the Firefly 2 excels is in the vapor quality.  This vape truly produces very cool and refreshing vapors that are easy on your throat thanks to its convection heating and borosilicate glass vapor path.

The battery of the Firefly 2 has some distinct advantages too in that it is lithium-ion, which makes it rechargeable.  But the battery for the Firefly 2 is also replaceable, giving you the ability to extend the life of your dry herb vaporizer.

As far as negatives, the biggest drawback of the Firefly 2 Vaporizer is price.  At the time of writing this article, the Firefly 2 was priced around $330.  For many this price will be outside of their budget.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • One of the best tasting portable dry herb vaporizers available due to convection heating and borosilicate glass vapor path
  • Rechargeable battery can be replaced extending the life of the Firefly 2
  • Comes with an app to adjust settings and preferences

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Price is high, which will deter some buyers
  • Some stirring of herb may be required mid-session to get better taste and performance

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