Portable Vaporizers & Weed Pens
Portable vaporizers are excellent for on-the-go use! Pack up some herbs, grab your vape, and you're ready to hit the road. Portable vapes come in various styles and with many different features, so it's important to know the basics before making a decision.
What is a Portable Vaporizer?
Portable vaporizers, or portable vapes, are an excellent way to heat your dry herbs, concentrates, or oils and turn them into vapor. They're battery-operated and can be recharged so that you can take your vape and charger with you anywhere.
The bigger vapes usually have the longest battery life, so you have to think about how small you want your vape to be and how often you'll need to recharge it.
Some people still prefer desktop vaporizers because of their precision and efficiency of airflow, but with new technology, they're on the same level now. We like compact vapes because we can take them with us outside.
Whether camping, going to a festival, a concert, or just hanging outside, having a vape in your pocket can improve things. Plus, you don't have to worry about the wind messing with your smoke like you would with a lighter.
How do Portable Vaporizers Work?
To use a portable vape, you press a button or take a drag, and it vaporizes the herb using a battery-powered heating chamber. The chamber is typically made of glass, ceramic, or stainless steel, and the heating element is usually ceramic. The vape will use a conduction or convection heating system.
Once it's heated up, which only takes a second because of how responsive the heating element is, the compounds in the herb start to vaporize at around 100 degrees Celsius (230 degrees Fahrenheit).
How to Use a Portable Vaporizer
Using a portable vaporizer is easy once you get the hang of it! Let's go over the steps so you can vape like a pro in no time.
First, you gotta grind up your bud. The finer it is, the more efficient the heating will be. Check out these herb grinders if you need one.
Next, put the herb or concentrate in the vaporizer. If you're using concentrates, pop them on the pad. When that's done, set your ideal temperature. Remember that higher temps mean a stronger effect but less flavor. We suggest starting at 200 degrees.
Now wait for 60 seconds while the herb cooks and vaporizes. And finally, inhale the vapor from the mouthpiece! But be careful; dry herb vapes can be super potent. So don't go overboard unless that's your thing.
How each portable vaporizer works will vary, so check the instructions for your vape.
Portable Vaporizer Benefits
Using a portable vaporizer instead of other methods has some serious benefits.
First of all, the high you get is way more intense. When you use a vaporizer, the cannabinoids are released more evenly, giving you a more potent hit. And portable vapes make dosing easier, so there's little guesswork.
The flavors and aromas of your herb are preserved when you use a dry vape. Since you're not burning it at 900 degrees like you would with combustion, you retain a lot of the flavor.
Owning a portable vaporizer is cheaper. You won't need to buy countless smoking accessories—just your herb and your charged-up vape. And since a vaporizer is efficient with your herb, you won't need to buy as much.
Last but not least, using a vaporizer is just plain healthier. By not smoking, you avoid many of the dangerous and toxic carcinogens that come with it.
Types of Portable Vaporizers
There are two types of portable vaporizers you should know about. The first one is a portable dry herb vaporizer. These are great for vaporizing cannabis flowers. And the cool thing is that some can also vaporize concentrate. These are excellent because they're discreet and easy to use, even in public settings.
The second type is a portable wax vaporizer. These vaporize hash oil, a sticky extract from cannabis plants with high THC concentrations. You can use any hash oil with this vaporizer - shatter, budder, or wax. It's great for recreational use because it allows quick, easy, portable smoke sessions.
Dry Herb vs. Wax Vapes / Vape Pens
Dry herb pens are easy to maintain, fill and control the temperature, making them hassle-free. On the other hand, wax vape pens are more like e-cigarettes, and they let you choose between wax or oil-based concentrates. They're also generally more affordable than dry herb pens.
What to Look For in a Portable Vaporizer
When it comes to choosing a vaporizer, it's all about personal preference and ease of use. Each model has its pros and cons, and there are plenty of excellent handheld vaporizers out there.
Many work with flowers and concentrates so that you won't feel limited. And portable vaporizers are the most convenient way to get your fix, especially if you want to be discreet. Every vaporizer fan should check out the latest portable technology. It's constantly changing and improving, and it's worth exploring!