Choosing a portable vaporizer as a delivery method for your marijuana is one of the best and healthiest ways to enjoy it. Here at Vaporizer Chief, our goal is to provide you with a wide variety of choices of the best brands while offering the lowest prices. While we strive to offer the best prices, we also want to make you aware that some manufacturers have strict guidelines over the prices their products can be offered at. These guidelines are called "MAP" pricing and are enforced by some of the most popular brands such as Ploom, Da Vinci, and Haze. Now that we've got that out of the way, we'll explain everything you need to know regarding portable vaporizers.
Benefits of Using a Portable Vaporizer
Simply put, there are plenty of advantages of buying a portable vaporizer. The most obvious one is that these types are not restricted to home use and can be brought with you just about anywhere, even on vacation. They are sometimes referred to as pocket vaporizers or handheld vaporizers because they are generally small enough to fit inside your hand and or pockets. Because of this, these devices are highly discreet which is a desirable feature to many marijuana users. More importantly, these devices are one of the best alternatives to traditional smoking due to the health benefits. Every time you smoke a joint or bowl, you're inhaling hundreds of carcinogens into your system that will cause damage to your lungs. With a portable vape, you're bypassing this because your herbs will not be heated passed the point of combustion and therefore is much healthier for you. If you are a medical marijuana patient or have any problems with your lungs, vaping should be the only option you are considering (besides edibles of of course).
Type of Delivery System
There are two types of heating methods you need to know about before buying a portable vaporizer: Convection and Conduction. The conduction method works by having a heating mechanism that directly touches your marijuana. The convection method works by heating your marijuana through an indirect method such as forced-air. We find convection vaporizers to provide the best overall vapor quality, however, they are generally more expensive.
There are 3 different types of power systems that can be used to power a portable vaporizers: butane, flame, and batteries. The majority of them use a battery source which is usually a lithium-ion battery. These batteries can either be built directly into the device, like you see in the Crafty or made to be interchangeable, like the Arizer Air. It's important to realize that many of these devices require lots of power to heat up and generally do not have a long life-span before they need to be re-charged.
The majority of portable vaporizers are designed strictly to be used with dry herbs. However, there are some models such as the Haze Vaporizer which have the capability to work with wax concentrates as well. If you are looking for a hand-held unit that will work with wax, we recommend checking out our selection of wax vaporizers.
Choosing The Best Portable Vaporizer
There is actually no such thing as the best handheld vaporizer. Why? Because every person has different needs and there are a multitude of factors to consider when going to purchase one, especially for the first time! We recommend to consider factors such as: price, warranty, ease of use, heating style, and discreetness.
Finally, you should always to some research into the specific model you are considering before pulling the trigger on making the purchase. We do our best to provide reviews on all the popular brands to help make your decision easier. If there is a model we don't offer a review on or that you have a question about, don't hesitate to shoot us an email. Our customer support team is standing by to answer any questions you may have and ensure you choose the model that is right for you.