Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer In 2020
Never before has there been such a vast selection of portable dry herb vaporizers as right now. It feels like just a few years ago that you had the choice between a clunky tabletop vaporizer and one or two brands or portable ones. Nowadays, there are so many brands and models to chose from, it’s easy to get confused.
To take some of the guesswork out of your decision of which dry herb vaporizer to get, we put together this buying guide highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the most famous marijuana vaporizers in 2020.
To compile this list, we focussed on a number of factors, such as the taste quality of the produced vapor, battery life, vapor cloud size, price, cannabis capacity limit, durability, and more. Our guide will help anyone new to vaping weed find the best portable dry herb vaporizer for them.
10. Dynavap – the portable steel vaporizer that needs a butane torch
Coming in at a respectable 10th place is a portable weed vaporizer that gets a lot of love online from vape subreddits, the DynaVap. This is a simple portable dry herb vaporizer that works without a battery. Instead, you will use a butane torch to heat it to its working temperature. The DynaVap weed vaporizer can produce some tasty milky vape clouds. Just as previous iterations, the new 2020 “M” model retails for $60 on the DynaVap website. The Dynavap M model is the brand’s stainless-steel edition and can attach to a 14mm rig for water vape hits. If you must have the premium option, there’s a titanium edition available for $180.
The DynaVap can fit between 0.1 to 0.15 grams of finely ground herb, which is the recommended amount for the best vaping experience (according to DynaVap). There’s a carb that you can close and open to increase and decrease vapor production. Unfortunately, it’s easy to accidentally combust your cannabis with the DynaVap as the clicking noise that’s supposed to tell you when to stop heating isn’t as loud as it should be. We recommend a triple flame butane pocket lighter to quickly heat your Dynavap, but be sure to listen for that click so you won’t burn your weed.
The Davinci IQ is a 360-degree conduction heating vaporizer with a zirconia ceramic oven. This premium vape retails for $274.99 online but is currently available for $229 at vapor.com. It has a rechargeable and replaceable 18650 3500mAh battery, comes with a micro USB charger, and requires three hours to charge fully. We averaged between 60 and 75 minutes of frequent use at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Davinci IQ has a filling chamber that can hold a quarter of a gram of ground cannabis. The loading zone is polished stainless steel that makes it easy to load herb. We recommend packing the herb tightly for the best vaping performance. The flavor chamber itself is made of zirconia ceramic to produce an optimal vaping taste.
The Davinci IQ has haptic feedback and vibrates when the vaporizer is ready to use and turns off automatically after 10 minutes.
The Davinci IQ vaporizer also comes with an app that lets you turn the vape on and off from your phone. The app also lets you raise and lower the temperature in single-degree increments and can even save smart paths that will automatically increase the temperature during a session according to your custom settings. Unfortunately, the app seems to be barely usable and has a measly 2.7-star rating in the Google Play Store.
Next up is a portable dry herb convection vaporizer called the Firefly 2+. This premium portable vaporizer retails for $299 online. The Firefly 2+ is best for solo use as it only holds up to 0.15 grams of dry herb. Nonetheless, it’s without a doubt a very efficient vaporizer for weed. All it takes is two small puffs to activate the vapor production and then draw for around 5-10 seconds for a big hit. The vapor quality is top of the line and very smooth. The Firefly 2+ also has an app that connects to it via Bluetooth and allows you to change the temperature in small increments.
The Firefly 2+ is ready to use in a blazingly-fast three seconds and cools down between each draw. That means each draw is its own session. The Firefly 2+ is actually an improved version of the Firefly 2 and has 33% better airflow. The Firefly 2+ has a magnetic lid that securely locks into place.
If dry herb isn’t your thing, the Firefly 2+ also works very well with concentrates. Flavor and vapor are top-notch, especially since the Firefly 2+ is a dry herb vaporizer. The Firefly 2+ comes with dynamic heating, which means that it heats up as you take a draw until you get to your pre-set temperature.
All in all, the Firefly 2+ is a thoroughly enjoyable vaporizer that will not disappoint you.
Arizer’s Argo retails for $188.99 and can be purchased online from Smoke Cartel and other retailers. This portable vaporizer is a session style vape with a slower extraction than many other portables. The Arizer Argo is a hybrid convection and conduction vaporizer and the most portable of the Arizer product line. The Argo’s mouthpiece is made of glass and fully removable for easy cleaning. If you plan on using the Argo with friends, be aware that the mouthpiece can get quite warm with heavy use. Thanks to the glass stem, the vapor quality is super smooth and pure and you can achieve huge clouds with this vape.
The Arizer Argo uses a micro USB charger and can be used while it’s charging. One nice feature not mentioned in the manual is a beep that notifies the user that the set temperature was reached. The Argo also ships with a small screen that stops pieces of herb from getting into your mouth. When you decide your mouthpiece needs a good rinse, all that’s needed is soaking it in cleaning alcohol.
The Argo’s battery last’s for an impressive 90 minutes per charge and comes with replaceable batteries. The Argo weighs 97 grams, making it one of the best portable dry herb vaporizers in 2020. It also comes with a nifty carrying case that’s very nice for holding the vaping device. This is truly a pocket-friendly vaporizer for weed.