It is easy enough to understand what a portable vaporizer is—it’s a portable device that can vaporize herbs, oils, and wax blends. But if you think shopping for one is as straightforward as its definition, think again. The process of buying a vaporizer can, in fact, be a bit overwhelming owing to the wide range of options as regards brands, designs, features, and price. Add to that the fact that what’s best for your family and friends may not necessarily be the best for you, and you get an idea of how confusing the shopping process can be. There are several things to consider, like temperature accuracy(check the video below), heat up time, purity of flavor etc.
To help make the process a little easier, we have compiled a list of the 10 best handheld vaporizers available in 2015. Of course, what’s best for you may not necessarily be the one on top of this list, but at least you’ll get an idea as to which units perform well in terms of vapor quality, convenience, price, and functionality.
10. Atmos Liv
This brand is known for their large selection of vaporizer pens, but their most recent release, the Liv portable vaporizer, has been getting good reviews. What people most appreciate about it is that it is available at less than a hundred dollars. Considering how difficult it is to find a vaporizer of good quality at such a low price, this is indeed good news.
9. Magic Flight Launch Box
This is among the most interesting products of its kind. It is made of wood, some clips, and a screw-on lid to cover the heating chamber. Its unique design and the fact that it is handcrafted in the United States are perhaps the main reasons for its popularity. It heats up the material within ten seconds or less and is highly efficient. It is also very convenient to use and produces very little smell.
What makes this unit stand out is that it uses both convection and conduction heating, plus it has the ability to vaporize two different materials at once. This is perhaps the best choice for those who are looking for a truly unique experience. It may have taken over five years to develop, but the end result is definitely well worth it.
Along with the Crafty, this is the most recent portable vape offered by Storz & Bickel. It is said to offer the same or better vapor quality than desktop vaporizers. It has a 90-minute battery life and allows you to easily change the temperature setting, with the interface on the front of the unit.
Just like its brother, the Mighty, this unit boasts of high-quality vapor. It has the added advantage of being more portable than the Mighty, as it is just about the same size as an iPhone 5. It also has a cool way of changing the pre-programmed temperature settings, using an app on your mobile phone.
This is counted among the most discreet vaporizers currently available. Despite being only 3 inches long and 2 inches wide, however, it has a relatively big heating chamber, capable of holding .26 grams of vaping material. It looks like a lighter you can easily slip into your pocket.
This unit became very popular in 2014, and quite rightly so. It is small enough to easily slip into your pocket, has a very sleek design, and is very consistent in terms of performance. It is said to be the closest vaporizers will ever get to an Apple product. It may not be the best in any category, but performs well enough in all categories.
Just like the Pax, this unit recently became very popular and is now the preferred handheld vape of many people. It feels sturdy in your hand and is obviously built to last, making it highly cost-effective. It heats up almost instantly and offers excellent cloud volume and taste. It is also very easy to clean and refill, which is definitely good news, considering you get only about ten puffs with each load. It is the most expensive unit on our list, but well worth the high price.
2. Arizer Solo
This unit has been on the market for three years and remains one of the most dependable and best performing handheld units currently available. One of the things people love about this unit is the ritual of packing the pipe, heating the base, and then sliding the base onto the pipe. It offers about 15 to 20 solid puffs, making it truly worth your while.
1. DaVinci Ascent
With this unit, it’s easy to tell the difference between a portable vaporizer at the $100 price point and one that’s a little over $250. It is sturdy, powerful, and generally better than any budget units on the market. What sets the Davinci Ascent apart is that everything happens on 100% pure glass pathway. It has a glass-coded ceramic bowl heating chamber and a glass straw allowing you to achieve the purest vapor you can taste. It also offers programmable temperature patterns and can be used for both loose herbs and concentrates.
Any of these vaporizers could easily become your personal favorite. But then, you’ll never know unless you try.