As a consumer on a budget, it’s important to find the optimal product without breaking the bank. The vaporizer industry offers a vast array of devices and it’s easy to get confused about which brand to choose from. This article is designed to assist shoppers in making the best selection while being mindful of the retail price. We tested over fifteen dry herb vaporizers selling below one hundred dollars and then determined the top three in regards to functionality and portability. The Pulsar APX, Boundless CFC 2.0 and the Xmax Starry were the winners of this contest and all of these vapes are guaranteed to satisfy users with a positive experience. That being said, it’s also important that consumers are aware that while they will be saving money with the initial purchase of one of these devices, high end vaporizers are always the better choice when it comes to long-term savings due their superior oven efficiency and ability to conserve herb. Therefore, this guide will include high-end alternatives for those that are seeking long-term savings.
Xmax Starry V2 Vape
The X-Max Starry is the most expensive vaporizer on our under $100 list, with a retail value of $99. This vaporizer is tailored towards consumers that want a unit that feels closer to a mid-to high end product. It sports many beautiful features including precision temperature control, a digital LED display screen, and a magnetic mouthpiece. The overall build of the X- Max Starry is gorgeous, discreet, and sleek, and the vapor quality was rated as one of the best by our reviewers. Some other important highlights of the Starry XMax include an expedient heat up time of twenty five seconds, a removable battery for users on the go, and a highly efficient ceramic conduction oven. This unit is easily one of the best for its’ price, and several of our test study participants preferred this device over the Pax 3. Consumers should highly consider this product if they want great cloud quality at a fraction of the price.
Boundless CFC 2.0
The Boundless CFC 2.0 is another great contender for users with financial restrictions. Its’ current sales price is listed at $89.95 and the unit is highly unique in that it provides exact temperature control with a range from 140 degrees to 446 degrees Fahrenheit. This feature is almost non-existent in products under one hundred dollars. The build of the device is semi bulky and it’s certainly not the most stealthy unit. However, it easily makes up for this flaw with the huge heating chamber which can hold up to 0.5 grams of herb and the delectable vapor quality. The device uses conduction as the heating method, and has plastic, grooved outer-casing around the hand-piece, as well as a heat resistant mouthpiece to ensure a favorable vaping experience. The Boundless CFC 2.0 is recommended for users that want heavy rips and intense highs, and that don’t feel the need to be very discreet. Its’ sister unit, the Boundless Tera can be considered for consumers with larger pockets. The Tera is one of the best portable vapes out there and it has superb oven efficiency, but its’ price of $219.99 may not be for everyone.
Pulsar APX Vape (v2)
The Pulsar APX V2 has a retail price of $69.99 and is currently one of the best-selling vaporizers in the market. Its’ popularity has been unrivalled and there are several good reasons for this phenomenon. The first explanation would probably be the design and portability factor; the Pulsar APX is extremely discreet and it’s one of the most easily concealed units. It sits just below 4 inches, comes in a variety of patterns/colors, and is simple to use on the sly. In terms of functionality, the unit is very well made: it features a large ceramic oven that can hold up to 0.35 grams of flower, and it utilizes convection style heating which is by far the top way to vape. The cloud quality is great due to the silicone chilled vapor path, and most users will be pleased with the herb taste. The Pulsar APX V2 comes with five different pre-set temperatures which range from 356 degrees to 428 degrees Fahrenheit and it is very user friendly. The device can be powered on with five clicks of a button and temperatures are scrolled through and selected by holding down the same button. All in all, users with a tight income will want to give this unit a go. For consumers that want to think of saving with regards to future costs, consider the DaVinci Micro as an alternative. The DaVinci Miqro sells at $149.99 and it is a portable unit that allows for precise temperature control, has convection heating, and conserves herb magnificently.
Boundless CFC Lite
The Boundless CFC Lite is newest edition to the boundless family, and it is scheduled to be released sometime in the spring of 2019. This little unit was created for those that want instant, easy use and increased conceal-ability all the while maintaining functionality. The CFC Lite is substantially tinier than the CFC 2.0 but is able to still produce nice rips. It comes with 3 preset temperatures which range from 385 to a max of 421 degrees Fahrenheit, and the vapor produced is delicious at any temperature. As an added bonus, the heating chamber is also pretty huge for its’ tiny size and it can carry up to 0.4 grams of flower. The price tag for this vape is going to be around $65 according to several sources- this means that this dry herbal vaporizer will be one of the best deals out there, and it is expected that this particular product will be a best seller in 2019.
The Atmos Jump makes the top five list, solely because it serves its' function well when one considers its' insanely low retail price of $59.95. The unit looks a lot like a vape pen, and its' long, sleek build as well as variety of colors to choose from will satisfy users aiming for a customized appearance. The Atmos Jump is very bare bones in nature, it is designed to get the job done quickly; it comes with one, singular preset temperature of 392 degrees Fahrenheit. The appeal of this device is mainly its' simplicity of use, and vapor quality in relation to cost. Using this vaporizer is a matter of packing it, powering it on by clicking the 'A' button three times, and waiting for the 'A' button to change from yellow to green, which signifies the device has reached temperature. The clouds produced by this unit are decent, and will give the users an overall good experience. However, the taste of the herb is lost a little bit, and sometimes the flower flavor was a little burnt. We recommend this unit for consumers that want to rip, but that are on a very strict budget. For long term savings, and for a much more enhanced experience, consumers should definitely spending a bit more and upgrading to a product like the Atmos Vicod 5G which retails around $109.95.