Best Dry Herb Vaporizer of 2017

davinci iq review
Finding the "Best Vaporizer" depends on your needs, vaping style, and budget.

Finding the best vaporizer for your needs can be an overwhelming task. With so many options and features to choose from, how do you determine what’s more important to you? It is extremely important to perform comprehensive research before buying a New Vaporizer, especially if you are going for high-end vape that may cost around $300. Luckily, we got you covered.

Over the last 5 years, I’ve tested hundreds of vaporizers from a variety of brands, many performed as advertised, and many did not. In the following 2 lists, I will share my current 2017 top picks for the Best Portable Vaporizers designed primarily for Dry Herb use, but some will work with concentrates as well. If you are mainly a Concentrate user, feel free to check out my top picks for the Best Wax Vaporizer of 2017.

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Not all Vapes are created equal. 

When trying to define the “Best Vaporizer”, price-point is a major factor. Since it’s not fair to compare a $300 Vaporizer to a $60 unit, I separated the Vapes into 2 lists.

TOP 10- Premium Vapes

The Vaporizers in this category are typically more expensive but will give the absolute best vaping experience. These are the most powerful and precise personal vaporizers you can buy today. Often they will last for years and are protected by 2-10 years warranty from the manufacturers. If you take vaping seriously and willing to invest the extra cash, this is the list for you.

DaVinci IQ Review

The IQ performed like a champ, no matter which settings I used. The Vapor was rich and flavorful, and I am truly impressed with the IQ in every aspect. If you are looking for a sleek and stealthy dry herb vaporizer, the DaVinci IQ is one of the best options available. The IQ is simple enough to be used by a first timer and is powerful enough to satisfy the most demanding and experienced users. Great device and highly recommended.

Recommended store: Buy directly from DaVinci official store. Release date: Oct 31st 2016.

2 Pax 3 Review

Pax 3 Review

The PAX 3 may look similar to its predecessor but it was redesigned from the ground up with innovative features and hardware upgrades. The new features include- 15 sec heat up time, smartphone app, and twice the power of the PAX2. The PAX3 is a "dual-use" and includes a concentrate oven insert. I especially liked the PAX 3 for Dry Herb, and it impressed me in all aspects. Seems like the Best Vaporizer in the world just got better with the PAX 3. Highly recommended.

Recommended store: Buy directly from PAX official store.

3 Firefly 2 Vaporizer Review

Firefly 2 Vaporizer Review

The Firefly 2 delivers superior performance to the original Firefly and is packed in a smaller, lighter package. It feels solid, and the unique feature of having instant-heat on demand is addicting. A mobile app functionality has been added, and the device is now compatible with Herbs and Concentrates. It is impressive to carry around and produces best-in-class vapor quality. The Firefly 2 is as good as they get.

Recommended store: Buy directly from Firefly official store.

4 Crafty Vaporizer Review

Crafty Vaporizer Review

The Crafty is a beast. It is impressive to carry around, it gets attention and it delivers performance. I know it is not cheap, but it is one of the best portable vaporizers available today. It is able to handle Herb and Concentrates, and the design and built quality is just as you would expect from the biggest name in vaporizers in the last 10 years- Storz & Bickel. If you are a "session" user, the Crafty is your best option.

Best Deal: use coupon code thevapeguide581 to save 10% on the Crafty at Vape-Smart.

5 Boundless CFV Review

Boundless CFV Review

Boundless CFV features full convection heating chamber and interchangeable oven rings made from wood, quartz and stainless steel with more to be said to come soon. The design of CFV has a nice finish and feels soft, silky, and comfortable while holding. If you are looking for a mid-range priced convection vape, the CFV is for you.

Recommended store: Buy from Planet of the Vapes.

6 Haze Dual V3 Review

Haze Dual V3 Review

The Haze Dual V3 is a dual chamber portable vaporizer that offers both conduction and convection heating methods for your dry herbs and can also vape your e-liquids, concentrates, and waxes. The conveniance of being able to switch Herb / Wax so easily is awesome and the removable canisters are super convenient.

Best Deal: Buy from Vape-Smart and use coupon code thevapeguide581 to save 10% and purchase for $225.

7 Flowermate Swift Pro Review

Flowermate Swift Pro Review

Flowermate releases their first convection vaporizer called Flowermate Swift Pro. It features a full convection heating chamber that preserves the taste of your material by sending heated air through the bottom of the chamber, an interchangeable chamber wall to enhance your convection experience, and Isolated Airpath to eliminate substance that may cause harm to our body.

Recommended store: Buy from Planet of the Vapes.

8 AirVape XS Review

AirVape XS Review

The AirVape XS is slim, thin and light-weight dry herb vaporizer. It features digital temperature control, ceramic chamber, glass mouthpiece and comes in an extremely small and attractive design for discreet and stealth vaping. You will be satisfied with its performance especially compared to other vapes in this price range.

Best Deal: Buy the AirVape XS at Vape-Smart and use coupon code thevapeguide581 to get 10% off.

9 GoBoof Alfa Vaporizer Review

GoBoof Alfa Vaporizer Review

I was suprised by the Alfa's performance and vapor quality considering its size. It is slick and a pleasure to carry it around, it feels solid, and it performs well above same price level vapes.

Best Deal: Buy the Goboof Alfa at Vape-Smart and use the coupon code thevapeguide581 to save 10%.


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10 Vapir Prima Review

Vapir Prima Review

The Vapir Prima is everything we expected from Vapir. It is luxurious and elegant and provides incredible vapor quality. We especially loved the replaceable battery and the aluminum body. It is great for sticky waxes, and cleaning is a snap with a detachable air path.

Best Deal: Buy the Vapir Prima at Vape-Smart and get 10% off using coupon code thevapeguide581 and much more.


TOP 10- Entry Level Vapes

If you are a “First-Time” vaper and wouldn’t like to break the bank, this list if for you. These are the Best Vaporizers you can buy under $200 and they will perform as advertised.  All Vaporizers in this list are made by reputable brands and released lately so replacement parts are widely available. You don’t need to blow major cash to get a great vape. This list proves it.

Atmos Pillar Review

The Pillar is a solid vaporizer, and it performed well in all aspects. The oven is a perfect size and I like how easy to use this vaporizer is. This is one of the best vapes you can buy for under $150, and I especially recommend it if you are a beginner looking for a jump start with vaping. Easy to use, but still provides high performance.

Best Deal: Buy directly from Atmos Official Store.

2 G Pen Elite Review

G Pen Elite Review

Grenco has been known to manufacture extremely popular and functional Vaporizers and it seems like the Elite is no exception. It is sleek and feels very well balanced, it allows to customize temperature and features a user-friendly interface. The G Pen Elite is available in two versions- for Dry Herb and for Concentrates.

Best Deal: Buy directly from G Pen official store and use coupon code vapeguide10 to save 10% and purchase it for a little over $130. Great price for this little bastard.

3 Vapium Summit Plus Review

Vapium Summit Plus Review

Just like the original Summit, the Plus offers incredible value with high-end performance and super portability and durability. If you are an outdoor kind of person, you will love the Summit Plus and it will become your ultimate companion. The addition of the Smartphone app makes the Summit Plus even more functional and appealing. Highly recommended.

Best Deal: Buy the Summit Plus at Vape-smart and use coupon code thevapeguide581 to save 10% and purchase for $135. Great deal.

4 Pax 2 Review

Pax 2 Review

The Pax 2 lives up to the reputation of the older brother - the original Pax. What makes it so good is how everything comes together- from the design to performance, and reliability. It is ultra stealth and delivers the best tasting vapor at it's class.

Recommended store: Buy directly from PAX official store.

5 KandyPens Miva Review

KandyPens Miva Review

The KandyPens Miva is the ultimate beginner and intermediate vaporizer. I was amazed by the amount of vapor I was able to produce with short (2-4 seconds) draws. With the extended mouthpiece, the vapor was smooth and crisp, and draw resistance was minimal. KandyPens already released some of the best vaporizers I tested and it seems like the Miva follows the same line. It delivered in all aspects.

Best Deal: Buy directly from KandyPens Official Store and use coupon code TVG25 to save 25%.

Best value 6 Boundless CFX Review

Boundless CFX Review

It's a dry herb vape that uses a dual convection-conduction heating chamber that can load up to 1 gram of herbs and can also be used for concentrates. The CFX features two 2500mAh batteries with long battery life and more. A mid-range vaporizer and a great comparison to a high-end unit like Mighty Vaporizer at a much lower price point.

Recommended store: Buy from Planet of the Vapes.

7 Atmos Jump Vaporizer Review

Atmos Jump Vaporizer Review

The Atmos Jump is everything you really need in a vaporizer. While it lacks temp control or other advanced features, it performed well beyond my expectations. It produced large clouds of thick visible vapor and the flavor was crisp and smooth. I remember two years ago when vape pens used to cost over $200 and did not perform half as good as the Jump. This is one of the best vaporizers you can buy under $60.

Recommended store: Buy directly from Atmos and use coupon code TVG15 to save 15%.

8 Boundless CFC Review

Boundless CFC Review

The Boundless CFC or CF Compact is an ultra-portable conduction-style vaporizer. Boundless labeled this device as one of the smallest and cheapest vapes available, that actually works like a mid-price to premium vaporizer does. The CFC is powered by an internal 1900mAh battery that can run for about 8 - 10 sessions on a single charge. It's ergonomic design makes it easy to slide into anyones pocket and comfortable to hold even in the highest temp.

Recommended store: Buy from Planet of the Vapes.

9 FocusVape Pro Review

FocusVape Pro Review

The FocusVape Pro is intuitive, easy to use and does not require any special technique to get great vapor. It is a great dry herb vape pen for those who are looking for a portable vaporizer that heats up fast, easy to use, and delivers surprisingly robust vapor. And all this for under $100!

Recommended store: Buy from Planet of the Vapes.

10 Atmos Vicod 5G review

Atmos Vicod 5G review

The Atmos Vicod 5 g is a ceramic chamber portable vaporizer by Atmos. It offers an efficient ceramic heating for your dry herbs. This is a versatile vaping device for those who want an easy to use dry herb vaping device.

Best Deal: Buy directly from Atmos and use coupon TVG15 to save 15%.

Best Vaporizer for all around use: FIREFLY 2

The Firefly 2 (read full review) is compatible with Dry Herb and Concentrate and does a great job with both. It is the most efficient vaporizer (read why) and over time will save you a significant amount of your material. The two closest competitors are the Pax 2 (view comparison) and the Crafty (view comparison) but overall I always reach to my Firefly when looking to Vape. At $330 directly from Firefly, it is not the cheapest of the bunch, but is a good investment in a better (stoner) future 😉

Best Vaporizer under $150: G PEN ELITE

If you are looking for a cheaper vape around the $150 price mark I recommend checking out the G Pen Elite ($150 with coupon code) and the Summit Plus by Vapium ($135 with coupon code). The G Pen Elite is sleek and modern and performance is right there with the Pax 2 (Elite vs Pax 2) and other expensive vapes. Considering the fact that the Elite is half the price, it’s an awesome deal.

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