Vaping is the new cool kid on the block, and despite everyone knowing its name, we still don’t know much about it. That can make buying a new vaporizer not only confusing for beginners but also a tricky process for amateur vaping fans.
Luckily, when picking the right vaporizer for you (or as a present), there are only a few vital key elements to look over. These factors decide what your vaping experience will look like and whether or not you’ll even enjoy it. So, it’s best to get to know them. Let’s take a look at what they are.
Portability – size/design
When buying a cannabis herb vaporizer in the UK, there are two main options to choose from: Desktop or handheld. The difference between these two is that one usually stays at home on a flat surface (table, shelf), and the other can leave the house with you.
Once you’ve decided which model is right for you, then it’s time to determine what size you’d like. When it comes to portable vapes, some are more portable than others. If you’re looking for pocket fit, try not to go over 2-3 inches in diameter and 6 inches in length. Dimensions vary widely from vape to vape. Some are perfect for discrete vaping, while others would look right at home during a communal vape session.
It’s no secret that avoiding plastic vape materials is a worthwhile endeavor if you want to escape burnt lips and overheating. However, some more modern vaporizers have built-in heat control systems that solve the problem.
If you’re looking for a more clear-cut and reliable session, stainless-steel is the way to go. Stainless-steel distributes heat so that your herb will be cooked up evenly and thankfully not combusted. Ceramic and glass are also a reliable bet. Keep an eye out for ceramic chambers. Ceramic is a heat superconductor meaning that it maximizes vapor production.
You might have noticed that gold is being introduced to vaporizers. Interestingly, gold rims aren’t just a swanky design flair. Gold has heat synching abilities meaning that it can turn a hot vapor into a delicious vapor cloud.
You don’t want to be waiting around forever for your vape to heat up. From the time you click start to the time, you can take the first drag should be between 20 to 50 seconds. You might need to check the vape product reviews to find out this telling information.
Charging – battery duration
If you’re expecting the same battery life as a phone, you will be let down repeatedly. All that heating, pumping, and timing is hard work. So, vapes usually run out of steam after about 40 to 80 minutes of continuous use. You can expect to get about 5 to 6 non-continuous sessions out of a vape.
In terms of recharging, anywhere from 1 to 2 hours is expected. However, more intricate and technological vapes may take up to 3 hours to replenish their energy stocks.
Whether it’s micro-dosing or full-on dosing that you’re looking for – vapes have all your herb content needs covered. If you’re more towards the micro-dosing side and don’t mind refilling, a 0.3 – 0.6-gram oven capacity is for you. If you’re a fan of long, uninterrupted sessions, you may want to look out for anything above 0.7-gram capacity.
Ease-of-use – customizability
Believe it or not, manual vapes are a thing – and they’re not uncommon. Using a manual vape means that you light it yourself using a lighter or any other flame you can produce. In fact, these vapes are often simply called “flame-lit” vaporizers. It’s best to keep in mind that heat control and timing can be tricky with these vapes, but modern features such as heat-controlled click notifications can make the vaping process easier.
If you want to make life easier on yourself, a tech-vape might be more to your liking. You’ll find LED and OLED screens that usually come alongside an assortment of buttons. What you need to determine is how much control these features give you in terms of temperature control, timing, and general customizability.
When it comes to cannabis vaporizers, having a price range is important. This helps you narrow down your search efforts towards a smaller pool of vaporizers that won’t break your bank.
By applying your vaporizer requirements to your allocated budget, you should be left with only a few vapes to choose from – and one of them is your perfect cannabis vaporizer!
If your budget tends towards the higher side or you’re not too sure about your vaping yet – you may want to check your vaporizer’s warranty. The majority of vaporizer producing companies adhere to a return policy regarding damaged or faulty vapes. However, many even offer returns to unsatisfied customers. So, keep an eye out for a warranty of 1 to 2 years.
Now that you know exactly what to look for in a vape, it might be worth checking out some of the most popular and approved cannabis vaporizers. The vaporizers below are renowned for their stellar performance, stream-lined design, and overall user satisfaction.
A low-cost dry herb vaporizer that can reach a maximum temperature of 428°F (220°C)
in just 20 seconds. Its ceramic chamber can hold an impressive 0.65 grams despite its portable size.
The Volcano Digit will cost you a pretty penny, but it’s worth it. Designed as a desktop vapor, the volcano digit is not portable but can hold a hefty amount of cannabis herb. This highly-customizable vaporizer can be completely controlled through a state-of-the-art downloadable app.
The newest edition in a line of reliable and high-quality vaporizers – the Pax 3 is a good choice as a long-lasting yet cutting edge technological vape. Despite its highly customizable nature, the Pax 3 still provides the classic vape “feel.” All of the Pax 3’s dimensions are up to par.
With its boost and standby mode followed by precision control – the Davinci IQ is the tech-master of vapes. Better still is that it could slip right into your pocket, and no one would even know it was a vape on first or even second glance thanks to its sleek & matte design.
Firefly 2 plus
The Firefly 2 plus is renowned for its long battery life and poofy, smooth vapor clouds. And it’s no surprise; its producers are entirely dedicated to getting every last drop out of your herb, so you’ll get your money’s worth with this vape!
The perfect cannabis vaporizer looks different to everyone. By keeping the above guidelines in mind, you stand the best chance of finding your perfect vaporizer the first time around!
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