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How To Choose Your First Vaporizer

Written by Corre Addam

So you’ve decided enough is enough and it’s time to give up the stinky smoke and move to vaping. But how do you know which vaporizer is best for you?

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With hundreds of products on the market today, how is a new vaporizer supposed to know which product is the best out there to suit their needs? Factors like price, portability and effects all come into play, and so much depends on your unique needs and requirements for your medication.

So where does one start when choosing their first vaporizer? A good place to start is by working out exactly how when and where you will be vaping. Then you can know which vaporizers are suitable for you.

Do you want to medicate strictly while in the comfort of your own home? Ot perhaps you need to medicate while you’re out and about. Are you looking for a dry herb vaporizer or something suitable for cannabis oils and extracts? Once you have answered those initial questions you can embark on your vaping journey.

Let’s take a look at the difference between the various vaporizers available, so that you can start to formulate an idea of what’s best for you

Desktop Vaporizers

At the top of the pile for tabletop vaporizers is the epic Volcano by Storz & Bickel out of Germany. The Volcano is the one of the first desktops to grace the market. It is essentially an industrial grade unit, which offers the very best quality vaping experience due to the heat source being totally separate from the vapor itself. The Volcano is a pure convection unit, in that hot air passes over the herb and fills a bag with the extracts of the active compounds in cannabis which offer medicinal effects.
Pros: Desktop vaporizers offer the very highest quality vapor and are built to last and are economical.
Cons: Desktop vaporizers can only be used when in a fixed location with an electricity source.
If you are interested in purchasing your first Desktop Vaporizer – The Volcano, VapeXhale, and The Aromamizer are recommended. 

Portable Vaporizers

As you can see from this image, there is a massive selection of portable devices to choose from, all at varying quality and price. Some are built with plastic parts, while others have pure glass vapor paths for maximum flavor. Some portable vaporizers are bulky and not ideal if you are going for stealth. And yet others are tiny, palm-sized devices which can be used virtually anywhere. Factors like battery life, build quality and temperature range should all be taken into account, before you purchase your first vaporizer.

Pros: Can be used on the go due to portability and size. Many portable vapes can reach high temperatures.
Cons: Battery life can be an issue depending on your usage level. Spare batteries or battery packs need to be carried around.
If you are interested in purchasing your first Portable Vaporizer – The Mighty, Firefly 2 and DaVinci IQ are recommended. 

Dry Herb Vaporizers

There are vaporizers on the market today which are exclusively for use with dry herb material and not oils or concentrates. One advantage of dry herb vaporizers is that they generally require less maintenance and cleaning than those which can use oils. If you are a dry herb enthusiast, and have no need for vaping oils or concentrates, a dry herb only vaporizer may be a better choice for you.
Pros: Easy to clean and maintain. Single purpose means less complicated to use properly.
Cons: Limited to only dry herb material, without the option of using oils at a later date.
If you are interested in purchasing your first Dry Herb Vaporizer – The Magic Flight Launch Box, Crafty And Dynavap VapCap are recommended.

Oil/Concentrate Vaporizers

These days, cannabis oil and concentrate extracts are increasing in popularity for a number of reasons. Firstly, these concentrates often contain highly concentrated cannabis extract, which is useful for people who need medicate fast and in any given situation. An oil vaporizer is as simple as pressing a button and inhaling with no other preparation or technique involved. As long as you are an avid concentrate enthusiast, an oil vaporizer could be the perfect choice for you.
Pros: Simple to use, highly convenient and almost smell-free.
Cons: Single use gadget only for oils and concentrates. Cannot be used for dry herb material.
If you are interested in purchasing your first Oil/Concentrate Vaporizer – Kandy Pens, Source Orb 4, and Puffco Plus are recommended.

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We hope that you now have a better idea of which vaporizers are available on the market today, so that you can make an informed decision before you part with your hard-earned cash. Keep an eye out for the next article in this serious which will offer more specific details of vaporizers in each category.

Learn more… How to choose the best desktop vaporizer.

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Corre Addam

Addam spends the lion's share of his day fixated on his computer screen. When he isn't in front of his computer, you'll most likely find him editing or researching his next fascinating article on his smartphone or tablet. When he manages to pull himself away from technology, you'll find him chilling hard somewhere, probably under a tree with an ice-cold Iced-tea, pondering life...