Best Portable Vaporizers

Portable vaporizers offer you the ability to vape on the go. Whether you are headed out for a weekend camping adventure or you are taking a road trip across the country, you can pack up your portable vaporizer and enjoy you favorite e-liquids and dry herbs during your travels. While desktop vaporizers are large and sometimes quite heavy, the portable units are more conducive to a busy lifestyle. You can take them along in the car or carry them in your backpack when you go for a hike. The best portable vaporizers come in a variety of sizes and price ranges, so there is really an option for everyone, no matter what your vaping style.

If you are searching for the best portable vaporizers, we can help narrow down your search. We have tested dozens of brands and now we are giving you completely honest reviews of the best and worst models on the market. Many new vapers feel overwhelmed by all the choices when they first explore portable vaporizers, but we can help you navigate the options and find a brand that will really work for you.

We look at several different qualities when evaluating portable vaporizers. First of all, we take a look at the overall design. Not only does it need to look sleek and streamlined, but it should also be designed for optimal performance. With the right build, a portable vaporizer will offer improved flavors and more potent vapor density. We also look for brands that offer good battery life, easy maintenance, and versatile options for vapers that like to switch things up by using oils, waxes, and dry herbs.

Your search for the best portable vaporizers stops here. We will give you a closer look at some of the top brands on the market and show you the pros and cons of each one. Then you can decide for yourself which portable vape will be best for your busy lifestyle.

Prohibited In The 5th Degree Vaporizer Review

The new line of Prohibited Vaporizers has finally arrived and we’re excited to share with you first-hand experience with the Prohibited In The 5th Degree Vaporizer. This is a 2-in-1 vaporizer designed specifically for use with buds and concentrates. It is truly the best premium vape we’ve used to date. The Prohibited In The 5th Degree Vaporizer has the fastest heat up times in the industry and variable temperature control. That allows you to set the device to the perfect temperature every time regardless of medium. The device also features magnetic drop-in cartridges and a magnetic charger. This is amazing because there is no screwing things together, the connections just snap on and off. The reason this is great on the charging is that it prevents damage to the device. If something puts tension on the line inadvertently, it would just snap off with no harm done. [productful] The In The 5th Degree vaporizer comes in your choice of 4 colors. You can get it in singed (black), struck (purple), jade, or bone (white) to match the look you want. The Bone is actually our favorite color but we’ve always like the clean look of white on devices which is hard to find. The mouthpiece on both the buds and concentrates cartridges is black so it goes well with any color. Prohibited Vaporizer Most devices on the market come with a limited amount of items included in the kit in the hope to get you to upgrade and spend more. The idea is that it’s something you need, so you’ll be forced to buy it. So, while it seems like you’re saving money with some kits, they end up costing much more. This kit is priced at $199.99 and it comes with the following items included:
  • 1x In the 5th Degree vaporizer
  • 1x magnetic USB charging cord
  • 1x wall adapter
  • 1x In the 5th Degree Dry Herb Cartridge
  • 1x In the 5th Degree Concentrates Cartridge
  • 1x pick tool and 1x brush tool - for basic cartridge maintenance
As you can see, you’ll get everything you need to vape whichever medium you choose and at a pretty reasonable price considering the technology. We know there are cheaper options out there. In this field you truly get what you pay for though, so keep that in mind. Unboxed Bone Prohibited Vaporizer The first thing you’ll want to do is charge the device fully. It comes with a charge but we highly recommend maxing it out before use. If you are going to use the dry herb cartridge, simply grind up your product and put it inside the bowl. This bowl is actually quite large compared to other options on the market. Then you snap in the cartridge and you’re ready to vape. You can double tap the power button to change the temperature from low to medium to high depending on your preference. We use the high setting, but you should start at medium and find the best fit for you. Variables that will impact which works best is how well you grind your product up and how tight you pack the bowl. 5th Degree Vaporizer Cartridge If you’re using this device for concentrates, not only are you in for a treat, but it’s easy and has a very little mess. The instructions tell you to fill the bowl with to the line, but we will tell you that you don’t need to do that. We simply put a couple dabs in and go from there. You’d be putting a couple month’s supply in if you filled the bowl, that’s how big it is. This cartridge is FAR better than any we’ve ever used because it’s a dual-quartz and titanium cartridge that heats the wax up directly on the coils. This means you’re getting instant satisfaction and you will love every single hit. There is no other product out there on the market doing it like this one does for wax. While we recommend this product for anyone with dry herb or wax/concentrates, it’s a must have for those who use wax. We used the wax cartridge every day for a few weeks and never once needed to charge it. If you’re using it for the buds, you’ll probably want to make a habit of charging it every day since it uses continuous heating. You can go a couple days without charging but it will be best to ensure it’s always charged so you don’t have to wait when you’re ready to vape more. Prohibited 5th Degree Wax Cartridge The device has some exciting new attachments coming in the near future. The first is the In The 5th Degree Dabber that will help you get the most out of your concentrates. It adds an attachment to the vaporizer that turns it into a digital dab straw which is absolutely insane looking. We can’t wait to get our hands on it. The other new part coming is the In The 5th Degree E-Rig. This is rumored to be a tool for super-concentrated vapor from dabs. The heat will go up to 450 degrees Celsius and uses a glass bubbler with it. It will have interchangeable e-nails and a great travel case. These both promise to change the way we look at vaping forever. The Prohibited 5th Degree Vaporizer is the single best purchase you can make right now. It blows away the Pax series kits and pretty much anything else portable on the market today. We highly recommend this having had a sneak peek look and test of the device in-house. We rarely are left begging for them to take our money, but this was a case we felt that way. [productful]

V2 Cigs Series 7 Vaporizer Review

The V2 Cigs Series 7 Vaporizer is one of our top recommendations for a vape device because it’s the first true 3-in-1 product on the market that works. The 3 mediums that the series 7 from V2 allows you to vape are e-liquids, concentrates, and dry herbs. The device has technology built in to know which cartridge is in the unit in attached and adjusts the heating method automatically. V2 also offers a series 3 model that is much smaller and not as capable as the series 7 so that is why we are going direct to the series 7 for our review. It is definitely worth the extra money for the added benefits of variable voltage and temperature settings that you don’t get with the series 3. It also has much higher capacities on the cartridges compared to the series 3. [productful] The device comes in 3 color options being Black, Blue, and Silver. Our favorite is the blue so that’s the one we chose to get ourselves. The kit itself includes the vaporizer body, a liquid cartridge, loose leaf cartridge, a USB charger, a wall adapter, and a pick and brush tool for cleaning. You get all this at the starting price of $169.99. We however also purchased the wax cartridge for an additional $29.99 to take advantage of all 3 mediums and truly test the unit out with the full capabilities. 58_1458857744_v2prorefreshseries7 Every connection on the device is done through magnets. So to place cartridges in and remove them you simply slide or drop them in to exchange them. The charger is also connected through a magnet so you don’t ever have it get stuck on something as it will break free. You also don’t need to worry about causing damage to the threads. The body of the device has a main button about 1/3 down from the top that is used to control it and lock/unlock the device. You then have 3 LED lights below that button in crescent shapes to indicate voltage settings for e-liquid and wax and temperature setting for loose leaf materials. v2-pro-series-7-vaporizer-starter-kit__05305_thumb The first cartridge we used was the e-liquid cartridge. When you drop the cartridge in, the magnets let the device know which one it is and adjust the settings to voltage and in the right range for that medium. The device does that for all 3 of the cartridges so we’ll only mention that once. The e-liquid cartridge itself holds 2.5ml of liquid. It is set to operate at 3.7, 4.2, and 4.7 volts based on how you adjust it. All 3 LED indicators will be lit up to indicate 4.7 volts. We used a liquid incense in the device to see how well it worked. The vapor production was decent and on par with the amount of smoke you would get smoking traditional loose leaf products. This isn’t a cloud making device by any stretch of the imagination, but it is more than adequate to let you inhale as much as you need. It operates with holding the button each time you draw in this mode and is only active while the button is depressed. The throat hit was reasonably strong but not overpowering on the highest setting for us. So the device definitely works well for liquids as we expected since V2 got its name by becoming one of the largest e-cigarette companies in 2013. The main cartridge we used this device for was the loose leaf cartridge. The unit heats up continuously and it runs for 2 minutes on a cycle. We often packed the unit tighter and ran it at the highest temperature twice in a row and got the perfect use of the buds inside the unit and a great feeling after for two people. The second round brings you clouds of vapor the entire time where as it builds up during the first round. There is an illuminating ring on the device that indicates in green when it is ready to start using. The bowl space on this unit is also quite good and comparable to the pax units. The oven chamber measures 1300mm3. As mentioned above, the heating is done through conduction making it stay on and it can reach temperatures of 200 degrees Celsius, 215 degrees Celsius, and 225 degrees Celsius. They say you can get 20 sessions per charge and we found it was pretty close to that but it did depend on the temperature settings. When we used it in the higher temperature setting, we lost a session or two on average. V2-Pro-Series-7-Cartridges-Wax-Loose-Leaf-E-Liquid The last cartridge we used was the one that didn’t come with the kit but we ordered with it, the wax cartridge. This one has one temperature setting of 600 degrees Celsius and you can adjust the wattage though on it. While V2 calls it the wax cartridge, you don’t need to use just waxes. It also works with gels and similar other concentrates. So you truly can vape all types of products with this single device. With wax you don’t need as much in the unit to vape and reach your goal. So the size that is in the cartridge is more than enough for you and friends to share one single load on the device. The unit heats up perfectly and you get rich clouds full of great taste with the concentrates. All of the cartridges are easy to clean, but this one obviously is the hardest of the three because of the substance you are putting in. Luckily the tools included help with that having the pick tool but you might want to but the V2 Pro Cleaning Kit as well since it has some extra items including tweezers and alcohol pads. v2-pro-series-7-review-of-specifications Overall this device is hands down one of the best on the market for those looking for flexibility. It might not be the top of the line at any one category but is above average in every category. A huge side benefit to this device is that you can travel with it by simply throwing away the cartridge and buying a new one so you don’t have to cross state lines with contraband where it isn’t legal. The problem with many devices is that the bowl is built in to the entire unit and resin runs through it. The cartridge is the only place substances come into contact with the device so you don’t have to worry about that. You will not have any issue traveling. At the price point too, this is a great deal when compared to devices that can do single functions, let alone what it would cost you to buy devices that could do all 3. So hurry up and buy one today. You can thank us later!

V2 Cigs Series 3 Vaporizer Review

The new big thing from V2 is here, the V2 Pro Series 3. An extremely versatile product, the V2 Pro Series 3 features removable cartridges that allow you to enjoy a variety of mediums with ease. The V2 Pro Series 3 Kit comes with one vaporizer, one USB charger, and one e-liquid cartridge. Loose leaf and essential oil cartridges are sold separately. I was extremely impressed with the attractive design and how easy it was to operate. The V2 Pro Series 3 is definitely my new favorite portable vaporizer. One of the first things I noticed about the V2 Pro Series 3 was its design. It’s an extremely sleek, compact unit that fits easily into your pocket or purse. It comes in three pleasing colors: silver, black, and blue. V2 Pro Series 3 allows you to take your vaporizer virtually anywhere, without any excess bulk or weight. Other vaporizers on the market have screw-on attachments that don’t fit correctly to the battery, giving it an unappealing appearance. The V2 Pro Series 3 has a smooth and consistent diameter that features magnetic, pop-in cartridges that are hidden completely by the body of the device. The cartridges used with the V2 Pro Series 3 are extremely easy to use and connect to the device. The e-liquid cartridge is easily refilled by screwing off the top and inserting your favorite e-liquid into the cartridge. The mouthpiece secures back on tightly so you never have to worry about leaks ever again. Using the V2 Pro Series 3 with e-liquids gives you a smooth hit, while also allowing you to produce a substantial vapor cloud. What really blew me away about this product is the loose leaf cartridge. This cartridge allows you to enjoy your favorite loose leaf tobacco products, pipe tobaccos, and medicinal herbs, all with one product. Like all the V2 Pro Series 3 cartridges, the loose leaf cartridge is magnetic. Simply line the circle on the back of the cartridge with the body of the device, click and snap it in, and you’re ready to go! To begin vaping, simply hold down the button and wait for the LED on the end of the device to turn red. As it heats up to the optimal vaping temperature, the LED will change to orange. When it is ready to be used, the LED will turn green. What I really liked was that you don’t have to hold the button down every time you want to take a hit, just hold the device and puff away. The V2 Pro Series 3 uses an automatic timer, which cycles off after 2 minutes. I really like this feature because I tend to be a bit absent-minded, and the timer prevents me from forgetting to turn the device off. After you’re done, the chamber within the loose leaf cartridge is extremely easy to clean. This cartridge also comes with two handy tools to make cleaning even easier. It comes with a pick tool to remove particles of loose leaf from inside the chamber and a brush tool to remove any excess debris that may be left over. I was extremely surprised at how easy it was to clean and maintain the loose leaf cartridge. Another great feature about the V2 Pro Series 3 is that the battery life is extremely long. My life has become so much easier after switching to the V2 Pro Series 3. I am no longer scrambling to find a USB port all the time, which is extremely relieving. I can use my device all day without worrying about when the battery will die. The charging cord for this device is completely magnetic, so if you pull too hard on it and it disconnects, no damage is done to the device. Undoubtedly my favorite feature about the V2 Pro Series 3 is that it acts as a pass-thru you can use it while it’s charging. Battery died? Just attach the charger to the device and keep enjoying your favorite e-liquids and loose leaf products!
[productful] V2 is coming out with a third cartridge for the V2 Pro Series 3, which will allow you to use another medium with the same device. The third cartridge for the V2 Pro Series 3 is the essential oil cartridge. This cartridge heats up to the optimal temperature for consuming your favorite essential oils. The essential oil cartridge is being released sometime in November, and I can’t wait to get my hands on one. Keep your eyes peeled on their website; it’s definitely going to be a cartridge worth buying! Overall, I think this is a great vaporizer for a wide variety of users. Whether you want to enjoy your favorite e-liquid, loose leaf, or essential oil, the V2 Pro Series 3 has got you covered. No more having to buy three different devices for each of your vaporizing needs, the V2 Pro Series 3 does it all. This vaporizer highly exceeded my expectations, and it has definitely become my new favorite vaporizer. The V2 Pro Series 3 is perfect for any vaper, experienced or beginner, and is so versatile you’ll never need to buy another vaporizer again.

Pax Vaporizer Review

Sometimes a desktop vaporizer just isn’t convenient, but you don’t want to sacrifice performance just for the sake of portability. That’s when the Pax by Ploom comes in handy. This vaporizer is small enough to fit in your pocket and more affordable than the large desktop models. After testing a ton of portable vaporizers, the Pax is still one of my favorites! The first thing I noticed about the Pax is the size. It is really compact at only about 4 inches long, but the design is really sleek and it’s made to be durable. The overall design is really intuitive with a magnetized lid on the bottom that covers your heating element and keeps your herbs in place. On the top, the mouthpiece pops out and automatically activates the heating element. To get the best results, you want to use finely ground herbs and pack them down into the bowl on the bottom on the unit. After you load in your dry herbs, just press on the mouthpiece to activate the vaporizer. The star-shaped light will glow purple while it heats up and then after around 30 seconds, it will change to green, indicating that the Pax is ready to vape. Ploom designed the Pax to give you power to adjust the temperature. Just pull the mouthpiece off and there is a lighted button that controls the temperature settings. Just press the button to cycle to a different mode. You can choose from low, medium, or high heat. Experiment with the different settings to find the best option for your blend of herbs. I keep mine on the highest level only and it never really gets hot to the touch, at least the part you hold doesn't. Perhaps the bottom of the oven may get hot, but it's usually contained within the oven chamber. Another cool component of the Pax design is the built in motion sensor that recognizes when you set the vaporizer down. When you put it down, the Pax automatically lowers the heat level, but when you pick it back up, the heating element will instantly kick back into gear and get hot again within seconds. The motion sensor also makes it easy to check your battery level. Just shake the unit and the indicator light will blink green to show that it is charged or red to show that it’s running low. Each time you charge the battery, it should last most of the day. [productful] The big advantage to the Pax is the small size and discreet design. You don’t need to worry about any cartridges or e-liquids. Just insert your dry herbs and you are ready to start vaping. Keeping it clean is simple thanks to Ploom’s design and screens that are easy to replace. One big difference between the Pax and other portable vaporizers is the actual vapor. While it doesn’t produce smoke, you do get clouds of vapor but they aren’t massive. On one hand, this could be a huge benefit because it makes it more discreet. On the other hand, it eliminates the experience of blowing out a gigantic cloud of vapor that many vapers enjoy. It offers a low profile vape, which I personally think is a big plus!

Vapium Summit Plus Review

The Vapium Summit+ Portable Vaporizer was a product we were skeptical about because of the size and price point. You usually get what you pay for and things at or under $150 often don’t live up to the hype. We were actually pleasantly surprised by this unique device and we’ll break down our review of it below. This device is only for use with dry herbs, so if you want any other mediums, you’ll need to look elsewhere. The size of this unit is surprisingly small but ergonomically friendly to your hand. It’s powered by an internal lithium ion battery that is recharged through a micro usb port on the side. So if you have an android phone, it’s the same connection as that. Quality wise it feels how you’d expect at a price point around $150, nothing great, but not too cheap either. It is put together well so you shouldn’t have an issue with that. [productful] The device functions like the Pax or the Series 7 from V2 Cigs in that it takes about an hour to charge and you get around an hour of use before needing to recharge. You can use it as a pass-thru device so that means you can vape while it is charging. The oven is located near the bottom of the unit, similar to the Pax, and the vapor rises through the unit and out the mouthpiece. This is a disadvantage to the Series 7 vaporizer because once you use this, you can’t really travel with it without having paraphernalia on you and that’s a risk a lot of people don’t want to take. The lid on the over is magnetic and the oven size is good enough for 1-2 people to use it at a time. Vapium-Front To get it to turn on, you hold the power button and it will light up indicating that it is heating up the oven and getting ready to be used. There are 8 settings on this device to use and you will need to find what works best for you. As experienced vapers, we prefer the higher settings and we pack the oven a little tighter to get better clouds. However, with that said, maybe you don’t need as much material in it and you can go with a lower smoother temperature and still reach your intended state. That’s the beauty of personal vaporizers, you can set them to what works best for you. summit_angle_2470_1 Once it’s heated up and ready to go, you’ll be signaled that it is in this state because it will vibrate and the button will turn green instead of blue. The vibrating is a new feature to us but it’s a cool one. We all know you can sometimes get lost in conversation while waiting for it to heat up and you won’t miss it being ready this way. It’s a lot like the restaurant pagers that let you know when your table is ready. So all you need to do now is inhale on the end of the device. entire_contents_1 It’s best to take slower and longer draws on the device to get the best results. Vaping is something you get better at with experience but we offer the advice just to help you out getting started. This device will auto-hibernate after 90 seconds and if you want to continue vaping, just hit the power button once and it will heat back up to the right temperature. This is a safety feature and also preserves your dry herb from getting vaped while you aren’t using the device anymore. A downside to this device is that it doesn’t vibrate when it goes into hibernation mode, so you need to keep an eye on that. That is the time we would actually prefer it vibrated more than when it was ready because this is something you can miss not paying attention. f2tpoa0cdji7qd4v6q71 So overall this device performs similar to the pax at a lower price. We were surprised you didn’t have to take long draws to get good amounts of vapor. The vapor payoff is above average for this price point for sure. The taste is good and it’s smooth. If it feels too hot or the flavor is off, you’ll want to make sure your herbs are ground up well and you turn down the temperature. This device is a little harder to clean than devices like the Series 7 from V2, but it’s about the same as the Pax for cleaning requirements. It has a screen that you can pop out and put pipe cleaners through the device to clear the airway. You’ll want to be sure to do this regularly because if there is a resin build up, you’re going to have a bad time.  But overall we recommend this device for entry level vapers looking for a low cost portable device.

PUFFiT 2 Vaporizer Review

The PUFFiT 2 is created by Andrew Miller and it is designed to be the ultimate stealth vaporizer as it mimics an asthma inhaler. This model improved upon previous models that were much larger than actual inhalers and instead this is the same size as a real one. They’ve also removed the lights on it which were a dead giveaway and now it utilized haptic feedback, or vibration, to let you know the status of the device. So while this would be overkill for use in your house, this could be ideal for people going to public places that want to be able to vape without getting caught. You should note that the smell will still be present so you’d want to hide a bit, it just won’t look like you’re vaping when you use this from a distance. [productful] To fill the device, you pull the outer cover off and then putt out the internal section and it folds open. This can be an issue when it’s hot as you’re grabbing metal parts so be careful and use something else to grab it. You don’t want to over pack this unit at lower temperatures or you’ll get nothing. So bring up your herbs finely and loosely load them into the bowl. You can turn up the temperature if you do pack it tighter and it might take a couple cycles to get it going. Then you close it up and put the internals back in and you’re ready to activate the device. 5AlSBEo The device is a bit complicated to fill but once you have it loaded, you simply push the metal item in to turn it on as if you were going to use an inhaler. You will get a vibration sensation to let you know it’s heating up. Then when it is ready to go, it will vibrate once again. Then you just puff on it and get vapor production. The vapor payoff is not quite what we would like overall, but it’s satisfactory for a $100 price point. Again we usually preach that you get what you pay for. puffit-2-bowl-detail The downside to this device is that the bowl is quite small too. So it’s definitely only good for single person use. With it being a smaller bowl you’ll want to take really slow draws from the device. It is very similar to the magic box vape device if you are familiar with that. The benefit of having less vapor though is that it aids in being more stealth. puffit-2-vaporizer-exploded-view This device definitely isn’t an everyday use as your only vape. You want this for on the go stealth situations. For at home we recommend the Series 7 Vaporizer from V2 or a desktop model like the Volcano if money is no issue for you. This is a fun device but it sides more on novelty than practical for most of us. I don’t know many people that would need to vape in public where they had to worry too much about it, but if that fits you, I would suggest going with the PUFFiT 2.

FireFly 2 Review

The Firefly vaporizer was a popular portable vaporizer in 2014 and at the time, it was great. However, things have changed technology-wise and the Firefly 2 is much better and a very improved device. The new Firefly 2 is 33% smaller, 55% lighter, and provides much better battery life compared to the previous version. At a price point of over $300, we’re going to be expecting a lot more from this device. The key that separates this device from others is its heating method. It heats up in seconds to deliver vapor, while others take a minute or more depending on the vaporizer we’re talking about. The design seems like it’s kind of modeled after a USB Dongle, only supersized. It makes it incredibly portable and the form factor is ideal for using it with the mouthpiece coming off the main unit. VD06vJ4XQJ6U3GukJ1yW_Firefly-Launch-Option-3-Subhead You can buy this device in multiple colors: black, blue, gold, red, and white. Our personal favorite is the white because it gives it a fresh look. In the box you will also get 2 rechargeable batteries, a charging dock, a USB 3.0 cable, a cleaning kit, and 3 concentration pads. The Firefly 2 has fingertip touch sensors on the side that activate the unit and begin to heat it up to 400° F in 3 seconds or less! That is shockingly fast and truly heats up as fast as they say. There is no false advertising here. It is able to do this through convection technology and it heats the bowl up that is near the top of the device. [productful] The really great thing about the convection technology being so responsive with the heat up time, is that it actually utilizes a dynamic heating process that only heats your material when you inhale. So you will get all the flavors and aromas right when they are released and you won’t waste any material. This is a unit that will start paying for itself in what it saves you in consumed product. The mouthpiece is made of glass to ensure maximum flavor and has a glass pathway all the way to your mouth. This not only improves the flavor, but it also makes it really easy to clean out. The bowl has a magnetic lid over it to give it a clean look and you can see it glow when it’s working. Overall, this is a stunningly beautiful vaporizer compared to any other one we’ve seen. firefly21 As far as the battery and heater are concerned, you will be getting about 5-6 bowls per charge and the heater will be much more responsive and precise, creating a better device all around. Getting two batteries included with this device is expected at this price point because you never want to be without a charge. The device uses USB 3.0 cables and has a charging dock to charge it much more rapidly than devices using the USB 2.0 technology. The device has two small connection points on the back that pass the charge through when it is docked on the unit. The device will charge in 45 minutes and can be plugged into any phone or tablet charger as well. These seemingly small details make for a huge gain in user experience. This device also is capable of syncing with your phone on the free Firefly app. You can select from six preset temperatures and customize the touch sensor activation making it one of the most precise units we’ve ever used. This device does an amazing job with concentrates and dry herb. The vapor payoff is far better than we expected and when you sync it with the app, you get great control over the experience that is best for you. The denser the bowl is packed, the higher you will want to have the temperature set. It also is wise to start out lower when you begin if you’re new to vaping and work your way up as your lungs may take some time to adjust to the difference from smoke. Take long, slow draws to get the maximum vapor payoff. Overall, this device totally exceeded our expectations, even when compared to the price point. It is worth every penny and while we understand it is a lot, if you have the money, buy this unit. I actually like this more than the V2 Pro Series 7 and the Pax 2 combined. This is the best portable vaporizer on the market and warrants consideration as one of the best vaporizers on the market period.

Arizer Air Portable Review

The Arizer Air Portable Vaporizer is one of our favorite products we have ever reviewed for portable devices. With this device, you will receive the air multi-purpose micro-heater, the air battery (18650 battery), a charger / power adapter, glass aroma tube with a tip, glass aroma dish, belt-clip carry case, clear protective silicone skin, silicone stem caps, stainless steel stirring tool, sample aromatic botanicals, and an owner’s manual. So they literally give you everything you need to use this from the get go. We anticipate most of you will have products you can use instead of the included aromatic botanicals, but it is nice they include it for testing it out. arizer-air-open-inside The Arizer Air is smaller than you would think by looking at it. It is just under 5 inches in height and is about an inch in diameter. It has the heat chamber at the top that opens and closes very easily for loading and packing the device. A very unique feature to this device is that it uses 18650 batteries which are incredibly common in vaping (electronic cigarettes) and it can be changed on the go. The reason we love this feature is because everyone knows you can get a little lazy when vaping certain herbs and forget to charge your device and that can leave you without a charge. You can easily find 18650 batteries in pairs for cheap (around $20 or less) and get an independent charger so one will always be charged and ready to go. You can also plug in the device to charge it, but we recommend getting some extra batteries for the reasons we just mentioned. [productful] When you’re using the device, you’ll get 1 hour of actual vaping time which may not sound like a lot, but the device features a 10-minute cutoff time safety feature. So with each charged battery, you will be able to vape 6 times. The 10 minutes will be more than enough to satisfy you as well if you haven’t vaped dry herb before and were curious. That’s why if you have 2-4 batteries, you can always be prepared and ready for longer trips away from outlets. This device is very similar to the Solo in the function of the device. The Solo came with seven temperature settings and this one has 5. You hold the button until the light flashes and then select the temperature you want to use. The blue indicator shows you that it is operating at 356°F, white is operating at 374°F, green is operating at 392°F, orange is operating at 401°F, and lastly red is operating at 410°F. What we’ve found was that the tighter you pack the device, the higher the temperature you will need. There is also some variation in how used to vapor your lungs are and you’ll want to start out lower and work your way up as you begin using this so you don’t waste any dry herb. arizer-air-portable-vaporizers Before you use it, you should heat up the device at the highest temperature and then let it cycle once and put each glass chamber in at that point when the metal is expanded. This will allow it to fit better when you use it going forward. When you’re ready to actually use it, you want to load one of the glass chambers with your herb material that is ground up as best as possible. So once you have the material loaded you’ll just put the glass chamber into the main device and turn on the heat at the setting you prefer. As it heats up, the vapor amount will increase and you’ll get better hits from it. It usually takes about a minute to reach optimal temperature and we find that you get better effects from vaping vs smoking, so as mentioned above the 10 minutes should be more than good enough for you. The device also comes with a glass attachment to vape essential oils and concentrates if that is what you prefer. arizer-air-blkslvr_grande We recommend you put the skin on the device to protect it. Since there are glass pieces involved, you should remove the glass pieces and pack them in the travel device or original packaging to make sure nothing breaks. Overall, this is a great unit because the glass pathway to vapor gives you the truest flavor comparable to other glass devices and desktop models. The benefit of this is that it is very portable while still delivering that flavor. You will get solid vapor payoff and the removable batteries are another key benefit to this device. It is also really easy to clean and it the device will last you a long time.

Arizer Air Portable Review

The Arizer Air Portable Vaporizer is one of our favorite products we have ever reviewed for portable devices. With this device, you will receive the air multi-purpose micro-heater, the air battery (18650 battery), a charger / power adapter, glass aroma tube with a tip, glass aroma dish, belt-clip carry case, clear protective silicone skin, silicone stem caps, stainless steel stirring tool, sample aromatic botanicals, and an owner’s manual. So they literally give you everything you need to use this from the get go. We anticipate most of you will have products you can use instead of the included aromatic botanicals, but it is nice they include it for testing it out. arizer-air-open-inside The Arizer Air is smaller than you would think by looking at it. It is just under 5 inches in height and is about an inch in diameter. It has the heat chamber at the top that opens and closes very easily for loading and packing the device. A very unique feature to this device is that it uses 18650 batteries which are incredibly common in vaping (electronic cigarettes) and it can be changed on the go. The reason we love this feature is because everyone knows you can get a little lazy when vaping certain herbs and forget to charge your device and that can leave you without a charge. You can easily find 18650 batteries in pairs for cheap (around $20 or less) and get an independent charger so one will always be charged and ready to go. You can also plug in the device to charge it, but we recommend getting some extra batteries for the reasons we just mentioned. [productful] When you’re using the device, you’ll get 1 hour of actual vaping time which may not sound like a lot, but the device features a 10-minute cutoff time safety feature. So with each charged battery, you will be able to vape 6 times. The 10 minutes will be more than enough to satisfy you as well if you haven’t vaped dry herb before and were curious. That’s why if you have 2-4 batteries, you can always be prepared and ready for longer trips away from outlets. This device is very similar to the Solo in the function of the device. The Solo came with seven temperature settings and this one has 5. You hold the button until the light flashes and then select the temperature you want to use. The blue indicator shows you that it is operating at 356°F, white is operating at 374°F, green is operating at 392°F, orange is operating at 401°F, and lastly red is operating at 410°F. What we’ve found was that the tighter you pack the device, the higher the temperature you will need. There is also some variation in how used to vapor your lungs are and you’ll want to start out lower and work your way up as you begin using this so you don’t waste any dry herb. arizer-air-portable-vaporizers Before you use it, you should heat up the device at the highest temperature and then let it cycle once and put each glass chamber in at that point when the metal is expanded. This will allow it to fit better when you use it going forward. When you’re ready to actually use it, you want to load one of the glass chambers with your herb material that is ground up as best as possible. So once you have the material loaded you’ll just put the glass chamber into the main device and turn on the heat at the setting you prefer. As it heats up, the vapor amount will increase and you’ll get better hits from it. It usually takes about a minute to reach optimal temperature and we find that you get better effects from vaping vs smoking, so as mentioned above the 10 minutes should be more than good enough for you. The device also comes with a glass attachment to vape essential oils and concentrates if that is what you prefer. arizer-air-blkslvr_grande We recommend you put the skin on the device to protect it. Since there are glass pieces involved, you should remove the glass pieces and pack them in the travel device or original packaging to make sure nothing breaks. Overall, this is a great unit because the glass pathway to vapor gives you the truest flavor comparable to other glass devices and desktop models. The benefit of this is that it is very portable while still delivering that flavor. You will get solid vapor payoff and the removable batteries are another key benefit to this device. It is also really easy to clean and it the device will last you a long time.

Magic Flight Launch Box Review

The Magic Flight Launch Box is a completely unique spin on a portable vaporizer. It is one of a kind with an unforgettable design that really stands out from competitors. It is actually a small wooden box and there are four holes. Even though the design looks really simplistic, it is extremely effective and it is made with quality materials that hold up well with frequent use. The Magic Flight Launch Box is powered with rechargeable AA batteries. It is small enough to fit in your pocket, but it provides huge clouds of vapor. When I first tried this device, I was surprised at how easy it was to set it up and start vaping. You just insert the battery and add your dry herbs to the trench. You can use it with or without the mouthpiece depending on your preference. It fills up with vapor in a matter of seconds and then you can inhale directly from the front of the device or you can use the mouthpiece. To get the best performance from the Launch Box, you should use finely ground herbs. It won’t work as well with really moist herbs or large pieces. A good finishing grinder comes in handy if you use the launch box on a regular basis. Once you are finished vaping, make sure you clean the device really well by wiping down the screen and removing any leftover herbs. After using the launch box for a while, I found that it is really one of my favorite portable vaporizers. It works well in practically any environment. Even if you are outdoors and it’s really windy, you can still get a good vape. A little bit of dry herb will go a long way with this device so it’s really a great way to stretch your favorite blends and make them last. [productful] The only real downside of the launch box is that it can dry your lips out if you aren’t using a mouthpiece. When you press your mouth on the pine box over and over, they get dry. But if you use chapstick, the hole is slimy. The good news is that the launch box comes with a straw that you place in the hole. It helps you eliminate dry lips and makes it more conducive to sharing. Another important thing to note is that you have to hold the battery constantly while using the launch box. It acts like a power switch. When you push on the battery, the pressure causes it to make contact and turn the vaporizer on. If you aren’t pushing the battery, you get no vapor. It’s an easy mistake to make, but once you get the hang of vaping with the launch box, you won’t even notice the difference.

DaVinci Ascent Review

The DaVinci Ascent is a cutting edge portable vaporizer that makes it possible to use nicotine oils and concentrates without clogging up your equipment. It works well for dry herbs or oils so you can use this multipurpose unit for all your vaping needs! We’ve found that most portable vaporizers are designed to use with either herbs or oils, but this model lets you use either one. It’s almost like buying two different products at once so even though it is one of the more expensive portable vaporizers, you really get your money’s worth in terms of use. From the moment I received my Ascent, I was impressed with the overall design. It is stylish and sleek and I love the glass mouthpiece that pulls out like a straw. This model also has a glass vapor path, which is common for desktop vaporizers but really rare in the portable versions. That is definitely a big bonus because the glass components really let flavor shine through. Ascent also steps up their design with a digital display that allows you to adjust the temperature with precision. The three-button controls are easy to use and it really looks cool in hand. It’s about the size and weight of your typical electric razor. It feels a little heavier than expected, but that’s really not a problem because it is ultra durable. [productful] When I first tried out the Ascent, I was a little surprised by the level of vapor it produced. It was really dense and powerful from the first draw. It heats up quickly and maintains a consistent temperature from start to finish. My favorite thing about this vaporizer is the versatility. It works well for pretty much any vaping enthusiast, whether you are a beginner or more advanced. The only real downside is that it does need regular maintenance, especially if you are using oils or waxes that get sticky. While the Ascent comes with rubber vial covers that are meant to prevent your hot oils from traveling up the vapor pathway, I found that it doesn’t work 100 percent of the time. As a result, you can end up with a jammed unit and a bunch of sticky resin to clean up after vaping. The good news is that the damage is reversible. Just do a quick warm up to around 120 degrees and it will loosen up the residue and make it pretty easy to clean up with some cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol. If you are using oils and waxes, make sure you clean it thoroughly after every single use. If you are using the Ascent with dry herbs, you can probably get away with less frequent cleaning.

Arizer Solo Review

The Arizer Solo is one of the most popular portable vaporizers on the market today. With long battery life and a simple, intuitive design, it is really a great vaporizer to use when you prefer not to be tethered to desktop unit. The Arizer Solo has a few unique characteristics and it does take a little time learn to use it properly, it provides an awesome vape once you master it. At first glance, this model is small and attractive. I expected it to be really lightweight, but it’s actually kind of heavy and definitely solid enough to be durable. If you are accident prone, the Solo will be a good choice. Even if you accidentally drop it, you can probably still vape without much noticeable damage. While there are some glass pieces, they can easily be replaced if they did crack. The Solo is easy to load, but the bowl is small so you have to be careful not to spill your dry herbs if they are really fine. Once it is loaded, it heats up quickly and you can start vaping. This is where things get a little complicated. The Solo definitely has a lot of resistance. It’s kind of like trying to drink a really thick milkshake through a straw. If you drag too hard, the vapor isn’t great. So the best method is to take long, gentle pulls and then your vapor will be perfect. [productful] One of the biggest perks to the Arizer Solo is the multiple heat settings. You can actually choose between 7 different heat levels. At level one, the vaporizer heats to around 122 degrees and at level 7, it heats to 410 degrees. The higher the setting, the longer it takes to heat up, but even at level 7, it only takes about two and a half minutes. No matter which heat setting you use, it has an automatic shut off switch so you can conserve battery life between uses. After 12 minutes of no use, the Solo automatically shuts off. When you want to turn it back on, just press the downward arrow for a few seconds and it will instantly reheat to the same setting. I really loved that the Solo requires very little maintenance. When you are finished vaping, just turn it upside down and take out the stem. Clean out any leftover dry herbs and then cover up the heating element until you are ready to use it again.

Iolite Original Review

If you are shopping for a portable vaporizer that is powerful and affordable, the Iolite Original is a good choice. It looks similar to a handheld radio, but it’s actually a vaporizer that you can carry around without drawing a lot of attention. This vaporizer is really unique because it’s powered by butane. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of charging up batteries or plugging your vaporizer into a wall outlet, you might want to explore this option. Butane is easy to find at any convenience store. This device is extremely durable and as long as you clean it properly, it holds up well for daily use. I found that it heats up quickly and has just a slight hissing noise while in use. It’s quiet enough that someone in the next room won’t be able to hear it. It produces consistently large clouds of vapor, but my favorite thing about the Iolite is the way the taste of your dry herbs really shines. I could detect the subtle differences in flavors that often go unnoticed with some lower end vaporizers. If the butane component scares you, there is no need to worry! The main benefit of butane is that you are not dependent on electricity so your vaporizer is really portable. It’s perfect for camping! I found that with each butane fill, I could vape around six times with each vaping session lasting around 15 minutes. So basically, you can expect an hour and a half of vape time for each butane refill. To fill the Iolite, you just hold the butane upside down and fit the nozzle onto the end of the fill valve. Push down and the butane will flow down into the chamber. You will hear or see the gas starting to overflow when it gets full. Be ready because it only takes a few seconds! After you fill it up, let it rest for a few minutes before you start vaping. This is the perfect time to get your dry herbs prepared and packed in the chamber. [productful] Once your herbs are in the chamber and the butane has settled for a few minutes, it’s time to start vaping. Flip the side switch from 0 to 1 to give it some gas. Then push the igniter switch. You might have to hit the switch a few times before it actually ignites, but once it is going, your heating element will be ready within about 45 seconds. As you vape, the Iolite will automatically engage the heater intermittently to hold a consistent temperature. When the heater is going, it makes that little hissing sounds and the noise stops when the heater stops. It will go on and off as you vape, but that is normal. This is how the Iolite regulates your temperature. Overall, the Iolite performs well. Dealing with Butane isn’t something that I prefer on a daily basis, but it’s definitely a handy vaporizer to keep for camping or times when you don’t have access to electricity. I did notice the smell of Butane a few times while vaping, but I never tasted it. If the smell of gas bothers you, that aspect could potentially be a huge turn off.