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Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer of 2017

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.

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)

VaporGenie

BestGrinder Rating: 4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)

For the low maintenance smoker who wants a vaporizer with the fewest electronics and other features that can break, we present to you the VaporGenie.

What we love about the VaporGenie is that it is not electrical so it does not have to be recharged, and does rely on a battery.

It uses a ceramic filter to blend the heat from the lighter with cool air, which creates a vaporizing temperature range of 275-350 degrees.

The VaporGenie is made from maple wood components and has a lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer. Personally, we love the fact that this vaporizer is super simple and gives you just the things to you need to get vaping.

VaporGenie comes in a ton of color options too including maple, black, green, red, blue, oak, yellow, and purple.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • At around $65, this dry herb vaporizer is affordable
  • Has great ratings from users
  • Simple design and no electronics that can break

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Due to simple design without electronics, can be touchy when it comes to accidentally combusting herb
  • You will not make large clouds without putting in some effort

 

AtmosRx Jr Vaporizer

BestGrinder.net Rating: 3.75 Stars (3.75 / 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

White Rhino Sleek V2

BestGrinder.net Rating: 4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)

Last on the list of the best cheap dry herb vaporizers is the White Rhino Sleek V2. We must state that this is our favorite electronic vape pen at this price range.

The Rhino Sleek V2 works with both oil concentrates and dry herbs.  A nice feature if you happen to use both for your sessions.

The White Rhino Sleek V2 also has some of our favorite stylings found on any vape pen.  For us, we prefer the “Wood Rasta” look that you can see in the image to the right.

From a heating standpoint the White Rhino Sleek V2 uses a conduction process to vaporizer herb.  This means that the herb is in contact with the heating element, in this case a ceramic coil.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Hits very well for a small vape pen, you won’t be disappointed with vaping performance
  • Cool designs including our favorite wood rasta
  • Price is freaking amazing at around $45

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • As with most small vaporizers, the battery is underpowered

 

Mid-Range ($76-$150)

Cloud Pen 3.0 Vaporizer

BestGrinder.net Rating: 4.3 Stars (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

 

Magic Flight Launch Box

BestGrinder.net Rating: 4.7 Stars (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

 

Vapium Summit Plus Vaporizer

BestGrinder.net Rating: 4.5 Stars (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

 

High End ($151+)

Pax 2 Vaporizer

BestGrinder.net Rating: 4.6 Stars (4.6 / 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.

First on our high-end list is the Pax 2.  Pax is currently the best known dry herb vaporizer brand.  Their reputation for putting out top of the line vaporizers is well known and this should give you confidence when it comes to buying the Pax 2.

While the Pax 2 is an older model, with the Pax 3 now available, this should not deter you from considering the Pax 2.

First off, the Pax 2 is significantly cheaper than the newer version.  The Pax 2 now costs around $200, and still comes with a noteworthy 10 year warranty.  Not only that but we feel that the styling and finish of the outer shell of the Pax 2 is superior to the Pax 3.

The Pax 2 is a convection vaporizer, meaning the herb does not directly touch the heating source, similar to an oven.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Love the matte finish of the outer aluminum on the Pax 2
  • Well known brand with a great reputation
  • Focused specifically on dry herb (may be pro or con for you)
  • Convection heating system

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Needs cleaned frequently
  • Mouth piece of the Pax 2 is a bit awkward

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Boundless CFV Vaporizer

BestGrinder.net Rating: 4.9 Stars (4.9 / 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

 

Pax 3 Vaporizer

BestGrinder.net Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 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

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Storz & Bickel Crafty Vaporizer

BestGrinder.net Rating: 4.9 Stars (4.9 / 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.

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.

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

BestGrinder.net Rating: 4.3 Stars (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