The perfect vaporizers for hashish flowers


Matt Stangel April 15, 2020

Annabis vaporization technology has made leaps and bounds in the past few decades.

Far from the days of modified hot air guns, contemporary progress means digitization, integration into the Internet of Things, the transformation of larger technology into smaller technology and an increasing shift in attention to a Swiss Army knife approach to design – that is, nowadays Most flower vapes also contain a concentrate mod, and many are programmed with special heating cycles to better express oils.

However, when trying to do everything, some device developers lose sight of the central goal of herbal evaporation: to heat weeds to a point between cannabinoid volatility and pyrolysis in a way that is aromatic, satisfactory, and effective .


Hereafter, herbal vaporizers are considered in all categories and classes, whereby the latest devices on the market are not necessarily emphasized, but rather those that do an excellent job of expressing flowers and their taste profiles.

Note: The prices may vary depending on the retailer.

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Herbal vaporizer on the table

Cordless and portable flower vapes

Herbal vaporizer on the table

If you know that your vaping habits won't leave the house with you, table top units offer a range of price points and experiences that serve consumers of all kinds.

These larger vaporizers have outperformed portable devices in terms of taste, durability, durability, and ease of maintenance in the past. Experiences from social to lonely are made for beginners, while expert options open up new areas of taste.

Read on to discover enduring classics, price-cutting alternatives, and undervalued innovations.

Best in class

Price: $ 600 for the Volcano Digital and $ 470 for the original

Features at a glance: Steam bag delivery system, convection convection heating, concentrate compatibility. Digital only: LCD screen, precise digital temperature control.

What is to be loved?

  • Benchmark taste
  • Stress-Free Social Experience
  • Easy maintenance and operation
  • Reliable manufacturer support

What's the catch?

  • Above-average price

Sipping a steam bag with friends is one of the best ways to enjoy cannabis. So let's start with the legendary volcano.

The volcano was first launched on the German manufacturer Storz & Bickel in 2000 and is the de facto standard for taste preservation, simple social meetings and strong steam effects. At the heart of the experience is the volcano's forced air convection heating technology, which enables luxurious clouds to be enjoyed at your own pace thanks to the bag valve delivery system.

The device sends an even heat through your ground herb and the resulting steam is collected in a plastic bag that swells like a cloud from your coffee table. The taste is multi-dimensional and long-lasting, and the effect delivery is efficient and effective.

In addition, the learning curve is minimal and there are many instructional videos on the Internet so you should have no problem collecting the information you need to get excellent steam from your maiden voyage.

This benchmark taste and social experience top this list for $ 600 for the Volcano Digital and $ 470 for the original – an analog version without an LCD screen and digital temperature control.

While other devices mimic the functionality of the volcano and do a good job of approximating the experience for less money, none match in terms of structure, reliability, and manufacturer experience.

If you have the money and don't want to make concessions on your vaporizer purchase, you'll love the volcano.

Best value

Price: $ 170

Features at a glance: Interchangeable steam bag and whip attachments, convection heating, three settings for the compressed air speed, complete digital temperature control, digital display, remote control, aromatherapy attachment.

What is to be loved?

  • Above average taste performance
  • Affordable table convection
  • Improved steam control via variable fan speeds and precise temperature control
  • Delivery of steam sacks or whip clouds

What's the catch?

  • More toy quality than more expensive competitors
  • A favorable processing quality of glass parts can later lead to replacement costs.

The Extreme Q is an affordable herbal tabletop vaporizer that delivers a cloud of quality similar to that of the volcano but less than a third of the cost.

Like the Vulkan, the Extreme Q uses convection heating and is compatible with a set of included steam bags. The social experience and pace are about the same.

Also included are a whip for direct pulling and a bowl attachment for aromatherapy, as well as a remote control that provides fast temperature control and variable fan speeds to increase the performance of the Extreme Q's compressed air function. If the volcano offers only one fan speed, the Q's three fan settings can provide better control over steam generation.

Of course, there are reasons to consider the volcano: building the Q feels like a toy alongside its more expensive competitor, while its glass-top and interchangeable ecosystem is of a quality that could be improved if it were about durability and craftsmanship

That said, Arizer has been around for a long time, they support all of their releases with full replacement parts, and I expect this brand to have excellent taste and exceptionally reasonable prices. The Extreme Q is no exception.

 Hydrology9 vaporizer by Cloudious9

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Integrated water filtration

Price: $ 160-199

Features at a glance: water filtration, body made of anodized aluminum and borosilicate, five preset temperatures, porcelain heating chamber, concentrate compatibility, leather case.

What is to be loved?

  • Water Filtration / Cooling
  • Attractive design and carrying case
  • Cordless operation and mobility

What's the catch?

  • Average taste performance
  • Unintuitive operating procedure

The Cloudious 9 is a wireless robot bong with water filtration at the center of its design.

A slim cylinder made of anodized aluminum and borosilicate glass offers five temperature settings, a porcelain heating chamber and the option of handling oils with the steel cushion provided. It does a little light show of colored LEDs during use and comes with one of the nicest tote bags I've seen for a vapor – sturdy leather with high quality stitching and attractive brass buttons.

Although it is difficult to imagine many off-site use cases where the Cloudious 9 would be appropriate – so it is included in the tabletop section of this manual – it is battery operated and the manufacturer has made considerable efforts to influence portability and fashion with the design and tote bag inspired by Apple.

The disadvantages? You see a somewhat unintuitive operation and an above-average steep learning curve as well as a firmly average taste experience – great for a few hits with a strong popcorn chance afterwards.

However, if you are looking for a fully integrated water filtration, an attractive design and an entertaining experience and you don't mind sacrificing some taste, the Cloudious 9 is in good hands.

Best Crossover Vape

Price: $ 549.99

Features at a glance: unique titanium herb oven, e-nail functionality, removable external heating coil, digital control station with LCD screen, concentrate compatibility via additional quartz and titanium nail attachments.

A water pipe not included is required.

What is to be loved?

  • Best-in-class taste performance
  • Water Filtration / Cooling
  • Durable Materials
  • Made in America and by people who use their own devices

What's the catch?

  • Impressive price
  • Above-average steep learning curve
  • Requires a glass bong, bubbler or similar device that is not included.

If you're primarily an extract user, but looking for a device that really kills it with flowers, take a close look at Mr. HotBox's flagship technology here.

The Mr. HotBox is an excellent e-nail with an innovative flower attachment that transforms the control station and the connected coil technology into an herbal convection vaporizer – like a small pizza oven that connects to the 14 mm or 18 mm female connection traditional glass rigs falls

The flameless torch technology was developed with the swab in mind and handmade in the state of Washington by an owner-operated team of inventor machinists.

The Mr. HotBox requires a little experimentation and a couple of bowl packs to master the techniques required to draw enough steam, but the rewards found at the end of the learning curve are well worth the effort: a cool, tasty – to the last steam, which has rewritten my personal standard for taste preservation and general satisfaction.

Given the excellent vapor quality, industrial quality materials and handcrafted American manufacture, it is not surprising that this device has a high price tag: $ 549.99 brings the herbal oven kit to your coffee table. Remember that the quartz and titanium nails are sold separately.

If you need help to overcome the price barrier, Mr. HotBox offers financing and payment plans.

Cordless and portable flower vapes

The identification of an ideal portable flower vapor is difficult, above all because smaller devices have to make compromises and the taste can be sacrificed.

Portable devices with good taste and effects are usually larger than something you want to carry in your pocket. I started to call these devices "cordless" rather than portable because I think this is a more detailed description for vapes that are battery powered but not exactly pocket size.

As cartridge technology questions the usefulness of the once pioneering flower vapor, these devices have to shrink in order to be competitive, innovative, and reach new performance benchmarks.

The good news is that you don't have to do without portability for taste in today's market, or vice versa. Along the way to these contemporary achievements, there are options to meet your personal priorities, be it price, size, build quality, performance or taste.

ArGo by Arizer

 Arizer ArGo and accessories

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Really portable convection aroma

Price: $ 175

Features at a glance: Convection line heating, fully digital temperature control, LCD display, concentrate / oil compatibility, pocket portability, exchangeable battery, supplied carrying case, exchangeable glass vapor paths for prepacking for tokes on the go.

What is to be loved?

  • Best-in-class taste performance with a pocket device
  • Competitive price
  • Carrying bag and additional glass steam paths

What's the catch?

  • Plastic is not for everyone
  • The train resistance and the corresponding technique can represent a learning curve for the uninitiated.

Before I tried the ArGo – the latest portable product from the Canadian manufacturer Arizer, which offers inexpensive, flavor-preserving flower vapes – I thought that really insertable flower vapes can do nothing other than smoke popcorn or burn your lips from.

After basically abandoning my search for a portable flower vapor that tastes good without compromising on ease of use, I was delighted to try Arizers ArGo. The ArGo is sold at a very affordable price and is a really portable flower vapor that expresses herbs in a satisfactory, flavor-intensive way.

Like Arizers Solo, Air and the successor to these models, a glass tube is filled with herbs and immersed in a heating chamber.

Using the same combination of duct and convection heating technology used in Arizer's wireless designs, the ArGo maintains flavor for the duration of the steam cycle. The first hits are still the tastiest, while the rest are slowly delivering your remaining terps alongside cannabinoids.

Although the plastic construction is probably not for everyone, you should consider the ArGo if you are looking for a tasteful flower vapor that fits in every pocket.

Solo by Arizer

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Best cordless taste for the money

Price: $ 100- $ 150 depending on the retailer

Features at a glance: convection line heating, seven preset temperatures, interchangeable glass steam paths, aromatherapy attachment, carrying case.

What is to be loved?

  • Excellent taste performance
  • Preset temperatures that work
  • Affordable
  • Easy maintenance

What's the catch?

  • No replaceable battery
  • Cordless, but too big for a bag

If you're looking for the best taste for the least amount of money, Arizer's Solo is the place for you. It costs only $ 100 and does a shockingly good job in terms of taste and functionality thanks to Arizer's combined convection line heating technology and interchangeable glass airways.

With seven preset temperatures, easy maintenance and cordless functionality, it's a great device for meetings all over the house – and despite the name, the solo is perfectly divisible because you see a moderate to high taste preservation during a cycle.

A more feature-packed and stripped-down version, the Solo II, is available for an additional $ 70 and offers precise temperature control, an LCD screen, and a removable battery. I personally prefer the taste of the original Solo and cannot recommend it enough if you are looking for exceptional performance and robust workmanship from a budget vape.

Tera by Boundless

Top pick for wireless convection

Price: 200 USD

Features at a glance: convection heating, fully digital temperature control, LCD display, concentrate / oil compatibility, water pipe attachment, replaceable battery, quick charging and heating up times.

What is to be loved?

  • Excellent taste performance
  • Solid build quality
  • Replaceable battery
  • Competitive price
  • Low to no learning curve or special techniques required

What's the catch?

  • Doesn't fit comfortably in a pocket
  • Smaller devices offer a similar taste performance

The Tera is not only one of the few wireless convection vapors with a top charger that express an excellent taste, but due to its low resistance and simple, intuitive operation it is also one of the easiest to control without previous evaporator knowledge.

Considering the exchangeable battery, water pipe and concentrate compatibility of the Tera, the complete digital temperature regulation as well as the fast charging and heating times, it is very high besides the competition with $ 200.

The Tera is marketed as portable and can be stowed in a handbag or backpack, but is a bit too thick to fit comfortably in a pocket. Other devices on this list are higher for real pocket portability.

What you get here is excellent convection taste and beginner-friendly operation with a feature-rich, contemporary vaporizer – for about $ 100 less than competitive products that offer a similar experience.

Second: Ghost MV1 (improved materials and build quality and smartphone connectivity for an additional $ 100), Mighty from Storz and Bickel (benchmark-but-like convection aroma for additional ones $ 150).

Eden and Gaia by Linx Vapor

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Affordable, Attractive, Pocket-Convection

Price: USD 99 for the Eden, USD 159 for the Gaia

Features at a glance: convection heating, quartz herb chamber, glass vapor path, concentrate compatibility, fast heating-up times for quick sessions. Gaia only: full digital temperature control, LCD screen. Eden only: four preset temperatures, one-button operation.

What is to be loved?

  • Portability of bags
  • Competitive price
  • Quality materials
  • Great building
  • Fixed taste performance

What's the catch?

  • Better taste can be achieved elsewhere

Sometimes innovative design gets lost behind the sophisticated aesthetics. Not here with Linx’s line of really portable, fashionable flower vapes.

Linx products are visually combined through attractive and durable, paint-free metal surfaces and minimalist decorations and offer an above-average taste via a convection-heated quartz chamber and a glass steam path. This flavor-preserving technology is under the hood of the stylish Gaia and the newer Eden.

Where the Gaia can easily hide in the palm of your hand, the Eden is slightly larger – cylindrical in shape like a squat highlighter, but the better performer for taste and price.

The Gaia costs $ 159.99 and features an LCD screen and fully digital temperature control, while the Eden sheds the screen and offers four preset temperatures for a very competitive $ 99.

Both are characterized by build quality, above-average taste at low temperatures and an attractive design feeling that you can take with you. Though you may get a little tastier vapor from an Arizer device or Boundless & # 39; tera, you either pay a little more, trade metal for plastic, or sacrifice the real portability of the bag.

Second: MIVA 2, PAX 3 and the Firefly 2

Top choice for stealth convection

Price: $ 225 for stainless steel, $ 265 for titanium

Features at a glance: pen form factor, convection heating, housing made of stainless steel or titanium, magnetic charging ring, silicone lip protection, temperature controller enable settings from 266 ° F to 410 ° F.

What is to be loved?

  • Above average taste performance
  • Extreme portability
  • Extreme durability
  • Easy maintenance

What's the catch?

  • No replaceable battery
  • Mouthpiece gets hot

In recent years the Hopper Labs grasshopper has settled permanently in my backpack.

The pen form factor and executive styling make it invisible as a consumable next to my writing tools, while unlike other flower pens it uses real convection heating for a greatly improved taste.

Designed and built by a team of former aerospace engineers in Colorado, the construction is of industrial quality – offered in stainless steel and titanium with a range of colored surfaces to choose from – and the magnetic charging ring is a touch of design.

Note that you must use the supplied silicone lip protector, as the mouthpiece can feel hot when touched. Although the Grasshopper offers the best flavor performance you can find in a flower pen, newer devices can keep up with its portability and functionality for less money.

Xs GO by AirVape

Best Inexpensive Portable

Price: $ 69

Features at a glance: Top loader design, partially insulated ceramic herb chamber, five preset temperatures, combined convection heating, built-in stirrer, ergonomic handle, 45-minute charging time, simple one-button control.

What is to be loved?

  • Extreme portability
  • Simple operation
  • Not a big deal if you lose the price

What's the catch?

  • Poor build quality
  • A lot of plastic
  • Average taste

If extreme portability and affordability are your primary concerns, AirVapes Xs GO could be your glass shoe.

The Xs GO is approximately the size of a lighter and costs $ 69. In addition to competing portable devices, the price and small form factor are welcome developments – they offer an alternative to devices such as the PAX 3 that sell for hundreds more and perform similarly from the vaping point of view, despite app-enabled controls and the like.

In view of the price, the compromises should not come as a surprise: the processing quality made of plastic feels a little cheap next to other devices in the AirVape series. In addition, the taste experience is average and in the popcorn area if you don't set the grind, pack and temperature settings just right.

While the Xs GO isn't as tasty as other options on this list – and certainly not as robust – the price and take-it-with-you form factor seem almost intended for the festival season or for troubled purposes to be. Tumble weekend trips; an impressive price slasher alongside more feature-rich devices that offer a similar taste and functionality.

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Matt Stangel is Leafly's Oregon product specialist. His writings on cannabis have appeared in The Guardian, Willamette Week, Cascadia Magazine and elsewhere – links to which can be found at