DynaVap’s line of Thermal Extraction Devices (TEDs) is definitely different from the usual vaporizer – especially since you need to add a torch to the mix. There might be a slight learning curve here but once you get the hang of it, the DynaVap M is great for microdosing and delivers good quality vapor that’s heavy on flavor. It definitely feels a lot like an ode to the good old’ joint and it’s definitely recommended if you’re still transitioning from that to vaping.
The AirVape Legacy truly wins in the design department with advanced features such as wireless charging and on-demand functionality. This all-in-one premium vape works pretty well with both dry herb and concentrate. However, the many moving parts mean that caring for it might require extra attention. The Legacy is a vape that certainly delivers, while also being somewhat of eye-candy.
The Deezy by Kind Pen is an entry-level vape that performs well and produces good quality vapor for its price. It features a glass mouthpiece, decent bowl capacity, and precise temp control in a simple and pocket-friendly package. It’s not as strong as mid-tier vapes but it works fine for beginners who are looking for an inexpensive way to start vaping.
The Utillian 722 offers excellent value with a high performance to price ratio. It uses convection heating to efficiently heat your herb and an isolated airpath to achieve pure and flavorful vapor. Simple and straightforward, the device has a one-button interface that is used to toggle between its 4 well-calibrated preset temperature settings. The 722 is recommended for beginners looking for a value-driven vape that does not compromise vapor quality.
The Dash is a small and stealthy vape that offers features typically seen only in more expensive vapes such as- helix insert that cools down the vapor, Aluminum shell, glass-lined oven, and a simple one-button interface. The Dash is appealing to beginners looking for a quick entry into the world of vaping dry herbs.
Utillian is known to make high-quality budget vaporizers, and the 620 is no different. It improves upon a familiar design and features a black glass mouthpiece and haptic feedback. Utillian also introduces an improved “Helix” convection heating element in the 620 that produces tasty vapor. It’s simple to operate and is a great choice for beginners looking for an affordable and straightforward dry herb vaporizer.
The Vane is a simple and small vaporizer that’s suitable for discreet vaping. It has precise temp control and the vapor it produces is good but the flavor is nowhere near to high-end vapes. If you’re looking for an entry-level vape, the Vane is one of the few options to start vaping herbs. However, if you’re an experienced user that is looking for a vaporizer with greater longevity and better vapor production, the Vane is not for you.
The DaVinci IQ 2 is a high-end vaporizer that produces tasty vapor in a convenient, portable package. It uses zirconium elements that keep the vapor cool even though the device itself can run hot. It also comes with a nice array of accessories that allow you to choose how you want to vape. If you want a high quality portable weed vaporizer, then the DaVinci IQ 2 is one of the best options available.
The Atomic-9 is an affordable small dry herb vaporizer that offers cool features such as a built-in shovel, magnetic mouthpiece, cooling chamber, and runs on a hybrid heating system. This is an entry-level device for people who are looking to try and vape herbs. However, if you’re looking for a better vapor quality and cloud production, then go for a bigger, more advanced vape.
The Crafty +|Mighty are considered legendary dry herb vaporizers, setting the bar for peak performance, functional design, and long-term durability. The Mighty’s precision temperature control and onboard display give it a slight advantage over the Crafty +, but it’s definitely not a determining difference. Both devices employ a hybrid conduction/convection oven that delivers consistent vapor quality at each use. Both vapes represent vaping at it’s best.
The Yocan Hit is a pen-like dry herb vaporizer that has cool innovations for its price. It has a built-in stirring tool, precise temperature control, and convection heating which are uncommon to find for an affordable vaporizer. It has a small and sleek build that allows for stealthy and discreet vaping. Although the Hit may be appealing for beginners, it’s not recommended for experienced vapers who are looking for top flavor or power.
Feature heavy and handsomely designed, the Zeus Arc GT is definitely a vaporizer that defines “solid gold vaping”. On the Arc, parts that are usually made with standard metals are made with gold – cooling down the vapor and maximizing flavor. The Arc also features haptic feedback, an accelerometer, and a unique temperature cycle- all these make the Arc an incredibly exciting device that’s worth its price tag.
I was impressed by the Linx Gaia because I don’t often see this kind of style, vapor quality, and build quality at this price range. In fact, the Gaia is the first vaporizer with a Quartz heating oven and features a hybrid heating method, which results in a more refined and flavorful vapor. Other notable features are a 2200mAh battery, glass mouthpiece, and precise temperature control for different vaping profiles. All in all, this is a decent dry herb vape and still a viable vape in 2021.
The Atmos Astra 2 surprised me with the vapor quality with the glass mouthpiece. The feature set, which includes haptic feedback and an OLED screen, is also impressive considering that this vaporizer costs less than $200.
Fury Edge is a mid-tier vape that produces good and tasty vapor. It has a solid and compact build that has features like precise temp control, convection heating, and LED display. Also, it has tons of accessories you can choose from to improve your overall experience with this device. The Fury Edge is capable of giving you a premium experience that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
The Linx Eden redefines what a budget weed vape can be by giving users a quartz herb chamber, vape pen like convenience, lengthy battery life, and above average vapor quality. It gets a little hot and the recharge time is pretty long, but overall, the good qualities outnumber the bad ones.
The Volcano Hybrid proves the viability of desktop vaporizers by providing the vapor quality and customization features that portable vapes cannot match. It allows you to program your own heating profile so that you can choose how you want to vape. The Hybrid also comes with a balloon and a whip for even more customization. Those options give the Volcano Hybrid an impressive level of versatility.
The Firefly 2+ is an advanced on demand vaporizer that is perfect for instant vaping whenever you want. You can also take it wherever you want because of its pocket-friendly size. The magnetic cover makes loading quick and easy and the smartphone app adds extra functionality.
The Omura uses pre-packed dry herb cartridges and provides a quick and easy start to vaping hemp. It had low draw resistance and good flavor. But there is a caveat- it only works with proprietary “flower sticks.” This is a limiting factor, especially if you don’t have access to a licensed dispensary.
The K-Vape Pro is a portable entry-level dry herb vape that produces surprisingly decent vapor for its $100 price tag. This one stands out because of its tapered glass mouthpiece that effectively cools down the vapor. It also features a hybrid heating method that gets the most flavor out of your herb- this device is definitely recommended as an everyday companion that’s as discreet as it is efficient.
XMax Starry V3 offers a great value for the money, providing premium features that aren’t usually seen on a $100 device. It’s easy to use and feels solid and sturdy despite its size. It has a uniquely shaped swivel mouthpiece that’s made out of ceramic zirconia and it offers precise temperature control and haptic feedback.
The AirVape Xs Go is one of the cool-looking budget weed vapes I’ve tried so far. It’s simple and intuitive to use, and the five preset temperatures helped me calibrate my desired vaping profile. It offers a high-level of discreteness and decent performance packed in a compact and portable package. Overall, this is a viable travel vape or a ‘first vape’ for beginners who want to vape dry herbs without costing an arm and a leg.