Best Portable Vaporizers For Dry Herbs Weed and Cannabis in 2017


Best Dry Herb Vaporizer Buying Guide

Ever since dry herb vaporizers have become popular, it’s almost as if a new vaporizer is available for purchase every single week. While it is quite exciting to have more options to choose from, selecting the right vaporizer for your vaping lifestyle can become a daunting task since there’s so much to choose from.

This is exactly why we at developed this list. Our goal is to help you choose the best portable vaporizers of 2017 by providing you with updated and meaningful information on each product. Since there are many vaporizers, we organized them by different categories, such as how user-friendly it is, how strong, how portable, and overall quality based on taste, temperature, smoothness, and thickness. At we have tried countless vaporizers and only the top rated vaporizers are listed in our various categories below.

Category Portable Vaporizer (click to quick-scroll)
Best Overall Vaporizer Crafty Vaporizer
Best Vapor Quality Firefly 2 Vaporizer
Most Portable Vaporizers PAX 3 Vaporizer
Most Compact Vaporizer Davinci IQ Vaporizer
Best Battery Mighty Vaporizer
Best Dry Herb Vape Pen Grasshopper Vaporizer
Best 3-In-1 Vaporizer Haze V3 Dual Bowl Vaporizer
Best Portable Vaporizers Below $200 Arizer Air
Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers under $150 Boundless CF Vape

Best Weed Vaporizers

Please be advised that all vaporizers have certain features that make them excellent for some people and not so excellent for others. In order to select the best weed vaporizer, you must know about what you like, what’s important to you, what you enjoy, and how much you are comfortable spending when it comes to funding your vaping lifestyle.

Best Overall Vaporizer

Crafty Vaporizer

Crafty Vaporizer Review

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The Crafty, brought to you by Storz and Bickel, is an easy to use vaporizer that heats via both conduction and convection. It has become a favorite of many and it has often been compared to the Pax 3 or the Grasshopper. It is easy to use because it has only one button and setting can be changed via an app. You get 2 temps – there is a default and boost which ranges from 104F to 410F which can be adjusted using the app. The vaporizer uses conduction immediately you switch it on to preheat the bowl and then after that convection takes over to vaporize herb.

The thing I like most about the Crafty is how small it is – it fits perfectly in my palm, keeping it completely concealed. I can slip it into my jeans and jacket pockets and even when I have it in a hoodie pocket no one can tell that it is there. It allows for complete discretion and I can take it with me anywhere.

That said, I must warn you that if you are frequently away from a power source this is one vaporizer that you will not like – its battery life is far from good. You can charge it on a power outlet or you can charge it using a USB slot, but do not expect the battery to last very long. One good thing however is that it allows for pass through charging which means that you can charge it while using it so long as the battery is 20% or higher.

What I like about the Crafty

As I have already mentioned this vaporizer is incredibly small and I really like it for that. You will also be happy to know that it is very easy to use, making it the perfect piece for beginners – packing it is a breeze, and once you are done switch it on and it will be ready with vapor in no time at all. The draws are also smooth, and you there are no ghost puffs or baby puffs. You also don’t have to fill the bowl for a good session. The wide temp settings allow you to choose whatever feels best for you.

The main con is the one I have already talked about – the battery life. There are some redeeming features to this however. The first is that since it can be charged via USB you can charge it through your laptop or computer. The other is that you can buy an Anker battery that lasts about 2 or 3 times longer than the battery that comes with the unit. I definitely recommend this if you don’t want to get frustrated with your unit.

Best Vapor Quality

Firefly 2 Vaporizer

firefly 2 vaporizer review

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The Firefly 2, brought to you by Firefly Vapor, has been named one of the best vaporizers in the market, but when it comes to vapor quality it is simply unbeatable. This distinction is based on that taste of the vapor, its density and also what it tastes like at different temperatures.

Has 5 different heat settings and can be used for both herbs and concentrates. It is a great unit for those looking to vape on the go as it preheats in less than 10 seconds, and people love it because it requires very little maintenance, the manufacturer has included 2 rechargeable batteries to make sure that you never run out of juice.

Comes with an app that helps get settings just right. There is a variety of temperatures that you can choose from but many people say that they got the best tasting vapor at higher temps – it is smooth, potent and there are no baby or ghost puffs. It burns herb uniformly and all that is left is a uniformly golden brown residue. If you like to have your vaporizer with you wherever you go you will be happy to know that the Firefly 2 is highly portable. It can be used by 2 people – it has a big enough chamber – and the batteries will recharge fully in just 45 minutes.


I love the fact that after you charge the battery you can get 4-6 bowls out of this unit, all of which will have the perfect vapor quality.


The only thing I don’t like about the Firefly 2 is that it isn’t very easy to use at first. That said once you get used to it it is a breeze.

Most Portable Vaporizers

PAX 3 Vaporizer

pax 3 vaporizer review

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The new PAX 3 comes to us with several upgrades from the PAX 2 – while the inside mechanisms remain much the same it has an added 3 grams in weight as well as an additional chamber to burn concentrates. The battery has also changed – while the PAX 2 had a 3000aAh battery, the newer version has a 3500aMh. The preheating time is also shorter – you can get it ready with vapor in between 15 and 20 seconds. Once it is ready for you it gives you haptic feedback, which is to say that it vibrates. It is operated through an app that allows you to change temperatures, heating profiles, color themes, LED’s and you can even lock your device if you think someone else is sneaking puffs.

The outer casing in the new PAX 3 is now made of brushed aluminum and although it is much shinier looking a common criticism has been that it is now a lot easier to get scratches on it – some people feel that the manufacturer should have retained the outer casing of the PAX 3.

The new concentrates insert is a nice feature to have and it works pretty well, burning through concentrate to give a nice, flavorful vapor, but it is not nearly as good as the Dab Rig or the e-nail because the temperatures don’t go nearly as high.

The battery is pretty good – I get on average about 100 minutes each time a charge the battery, which, coincidentally, takes about just as long to charge.

As for portability, the PAX 3 is very highly portable when you take into account the battery life, size, weight, discreetness as well as how easy it is to use. It comes with a Half Pack lid which makes it just perfect for single person use. The concentrates insert is also a nice touch for those who want some variety.

I highly recommend the PAX 3 for anyone who doesn’t already own the PAX 2. Upon the release of the PAX 3 the manufacturer dropped the price of the PAX 2 to $199 from $279 so this still remains a good option for many people. If you choose to go this way keep in mind that you cannot use this old PAX for concentrates, has a slower pre-heat time, doesn’t use an app and is bigger and therefore less portable. To fix all these things may require that you buy accessories, money which you can use towards the PAX 3.

If you own a PAX 2 and are thinking of upgrading you should wait and see what else the manufacturer will do with the PAX 3 – it is quite likely that they will improve the concentrates insert and they may also add some other features.

Most Compact Vaporizer

Davinci IQ Vaporizer

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As the name suggests, the Davinci IQ is a portable vaporizer brought to you by Davinci, the manufacture of several other brands of vaporizers. It is made for dry herbs and retails for about $274.99. To start with, I must say that hands down I have found this to be the vaporizer that gives me the best flavor among all my other portable dry herb vaporizers.

The higher the temperature the better the taste (so long as you don’t burn your herb) and the taste will last throughout your session. The density is also very thick and those who like this kind of thing will love this vaporizer. If you want to know just how good this unit is consider this – it comes with a 10 year warranty. In addition to that you get a replaceable battery, ceramic zirconia mouthpiece and great software.

Many people today are looking for vaping units that allow them to enjoy their herb discreetly and this is one such – the Davinci IQ fits very comfortably into your pocket and in fact can be completely hidden in your palm, unlike brands like the PAX 3 which can be folded into the palm but still stick out a bit.

The temperature settings range from 250F to 430F, more than enough to give your weed a nice, even burn. In addition to that the Davinci IQ boasts a feature called Smart Paths that gives you a range of 4 different temperature controls. They all run from 350F to 430F with each path having an increment of 20F. I like to set mine to default Smart Path 1 which heats the IQ to 350F (takes 45 seconds) and continues to rise until 370F where it stays unless I choose another Smart Path.

I have tried the rest of the Smart Paths but I must say that for me 1 remains the best – at this high temp I am able to get the thickest and most flavorful vapor and I must mention that unlike other conduction vaporizers where the flavor of the vapor drops as you get into the session this one stays strong all the way up to the end.

What are the cons of the Davinci IQ?

There are certain things that I don’t like about the Davinci IQ. One is the draw resistance – you have to give it a good chug if you want to enjoy the full effects. The other thing I thing Davinci could improve is the battery life. A dead one will take about 4 hours to charge, quite a long time compared to many others in the market. The only way to be safe is to buy one or two more and make sure that they are always charged just in case you run out of juice. I found a way around the long charge time. I bought the Nitecore i2 for about $12 and with this I am able to get a full battery in about 2.5 hours, and I can also charge a couple of batteries at once. A fully charged unit will take you for between 50 and 80 minutes.

Although the app comes with a device you don’t really need it to enjoy a vaping session. Everything that you need – choose Smart Paths, operate the LED’s and more – you can still do directly on the device, but you need the app if you want to customize your Smart Paths. That said, it is a pretty decent app and you can use it to do a lot of cool things with your unit, including sharing your Paths with your vaping buddies. The app is also quite solid – I have never had a problem connecting to it.

In all, Davinci IQ will deliver value.

Best Battery

Mighty Vaporizer

Mighty Vaporizer review

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The Might vaporizer was selected for its battery life and number of sessions that you can get from a fully charged battery. It is made by the same company that makes the Crafty, a smaller version. Although it doesn’t qualify as one of the best vaporizers of its size it definitely has a battery life longer than all other vaporizers in the market today. It takes only 90 minutes to charge a battery fully and after that, you can use the vaporizer for a full day. On average you will be able to get between 6 and 8 sessions.

Its design isn’t bad either – it has an LED to show you heat levels and buttons on both sides that you can use to regulate temperatures, which range between 105F and 410F. The Mighty is definitely not a portable vaporizer, but its size and sturdy build make it perfect for a group vape – just keep passing it around until everyone has had their fill. This vaporizer is not for those who like to vape on the go.


I love the Mighty not just because it has such a great battery life but also because of how easy it is to use. It gives dense, flavorful vapor and it is quite a durable piece. It is also reliable – you can expect it to give you the same flavor every time.


If you are a fan of portable vaporizers then this is not the one for you as it will not fit in your pocket – you will have to carry it around in a bag or a purse. It is also heavier than other vaporizers in this category and therefore not very discreet. The other con is that the Mighty can only be charged via a wall outlet. Many people prefer vaporizers that can be charged via a USB port because it allows them to charge from anywhere.

Best Dry Herb Vape Pen

Grasshopper Vaporizer

grasshopper vaporizer review

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Apart from being the best dry herb vape pen, the Grasshopper vaporizer can easily qualify as one of the smallest and most portable vaporizers available today. It uses pure convection to burn herb and it heats up pretty fast – it will be ready to go in less than 10 seconds. In case you are wondering, it looks very much like one of those bigger pens, somewhat like a stylus.

Because it heats up so fast it is a great vaping unit for people who want to vape on the go. It is also sturdy enough to use with bongs or bubblers. Unfortunately, because of its size it is only best for use by one or two people so if you want a bigger party you will have to find another vaping unit.

The Grasshopper vaporizer is available in steel, titanium and colored titanium. The titanium version is lighter by about 10 grams, making it even more portable. It also doesn’t scratch so if you want a vaping unit that will keep its looks then this one is perfect for you. All Grasshopper units get a lifetime warranty, which tells you that the manufacturer has gone out of their way to create a unit that lasts.


I love my grasshopper vaporizer for several reasons. The first is the size – I can wear it in my shirt pocket like a pen and no one will be any wiser. Also, it heats up fast and the vapor quality is great.


The only problem with this unit is that you may not get one when you order it because of production issues. The other problem is that prolonged use causes it to heat up. That said, the Grasshopper is a vaporizer that is definitely worth waiting for.

Best 3-In-1 Vaporizer

V2 Series 7

V2 Pro Series 7

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For its vapor production, portable size, and ease of use, the V2 Pro Series 7 has earned the number one spot on the list of our portable vapes, as well as for its versatility. This vaporizer allows for multiple vaping: dry herbs, oils, and/or wax concentrates.

The Series 7 is very small which makes it super easy to carry around. However small it may be, the Series 7 delivers a powerful vaping experience that is totally supported by a 2.4 ml tank, with an 1800 mah battery. With such a foundation, you can be sure to get many hours of nonstop vaping.

The Series 7 was built to be firm, strong, and highly durable, which it is. Nevertheless, when you hold it in your hand, you immediately feel the smoothness of the material it was build with. The “on” button is easily located without hassles and the mouthpiece is clear and direct, and designed to the perfect size for vaping.

While the Series 7 is more expensive than The Matrix, rest assured that the price change makes up for the amazing features on the Series 7. If you are looking for an all-in-one vaporizer that allows you to be versatile while still delivering quality performance, the Series 7 is the one. This vaporizer is made as your vape-match in heaven on Earth.

Haze V3 Dual Bowl Vaporizer

Haze V3 Dual Bowl Vaporizer Review

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The Haze V3 dual bowl vaporizer was selected based on the fact that it vapes all materials: herb, concentrate and e-liquids very well. As far as vaporizers go, this one was the first to hit the market with 2 bowls. Whatever your preference you can be sure that you will get thick, great tasting vapor. The temperature is carefully controlled through a patented heat exchange mechanism. The two bowls make cleaning a bit of a challenge but that is okay when you consider the benefits of this vaping unit.

You get 4 different heat selections but I prefer the first 3 for herbs and the 4th only for concentrates. Of course I’m not saying that this is the best setting for everybody – best try out for yourself and decide which temp settings are best.


The fact that this vaporizer is able to so perfectly vape herb, wax and e-liquids is obviously the first pro. As someone who wants to enjoy the full vaping experience, you will definitely not go wrong with the HAZE V3. The other thing I like about the Haze V3 is the fact that it comes with a lot of accessories – 2 conduction screens, 2 convection screens, 2 e-liquid pads and 2 all-purpose cans. You can use the cans to mix all 3 materials and vape them in the first of the dual bowls.

The great thing about this unit is that the manufacturer continues to improve it based on customer feedback. There are new features added all the time, and although some of them are small they can have a significant impact of user satisfaction.

It is also quite easy to use and you can see your heat levels through an LED display. You get a 10 year warranty on your Haze V3.


Now that we know the pros it is only fair to look into the cons. For me, there is only one drawback – the fact that once you switch it off you cannot take a draw. I have found a way around this though – instead of switching off I simply pull out the battery and I can continue to puff away while your vaporizer is hot.

Best Portable Vaporizers Below $200

So are you looking for good portable vaporizer without having to spend a fortune? Well, we rounded a few recommendations for you of the best below $200 vaporizers.

V2 Series 7
V2 Pro Series 7

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For its vapor production, portable size, and ease of use, the V2 Pro Series 7 has earned the number one spot on the list of our portable vapes, as well as for its versatility. This vaporizer allows for multiple vaping: dry herbs, oils, and/or wax concentrates.

The Series 7 is very small which makes it super easy to carry around. However small it may be, the Series 7 delivers a powerful vaping experience that is totally supported by a 2.4 ml tank, with an 1800 mah battery. With such a foundation, you can be sure to get many hours of nonstop vaping.

The Series 7 was built to be firm, strong, and highly durable, which it is. Nevertheless, when you hold it in your hand, you immediately feel the smoothness of the material it was build with. The “on” button is easily located without hassles and the mouthpiece is clear and direct, and designed to the perfect size for vaping.

While the Series 7 is more expensive than The Matrix, rest assured that the price change makes up for the amazing features on the Series 7. If you are looking for an all-in-one vaporizer that allows you to be versatile while still delivering quality performance, the Series 7 is the one. This vaporizer is made as your vape-match in heaven on Earth.

Arizer Air
arizer air vaporizer review

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The inexpensive portable vaporizer manufactured by the Arizer Company easily fits into the pocket even though it needs a deeper one. However, the unit is not very portable especially when it is connected with the glass mouthpiece, which has to be tagged along. The Air comes with a variety of accessories and options to use with the glass at home. The air vape features an amazing heating combination with 5 pre-set temperature settings ranging from 356F-410F. The system uses a replaceable 18650 internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Save for the glass stem, the Air is durable and absolutely reliable. So if you are looking for a good portable vaporizer, then Arizer is the right one for you and will not dent your pockets.

Boundless CFX Vaporizer

Boundless CFX Review

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The Boundless CFX is a powerful spectrum with features and performance of high end brands going for only a fraction of the price. Fitted with a beautiful OLED display, the vaporizer delivers hits up to 400F in less than 25 seconds, which is extremely fast for a portable vaporizer. The unit also comes with two powerful 2500mAh batteries that are rechargeable. The heat of these two batteries has allowed the CFX to rank with the likes of G Pen Elite, the only other vaporizer that has the ability to heat that fast.

CFX vs. Mighty

If you are looking for absolutely the best vaporizer, then you need to go for the Mighty for faster heat up in as little as 20 seconds, reduced draw resistance, proven durability track, and superior vapor quality. However, in the same way the Mighty is superior in several features, it also costs a whopping $399. So if you feel that the Mighty is better than the CFX and worth breaking a bank for, then surely go for it. The Mighty is exceptional in the whole vapering categories. However, save for the many features that the Mighty has over the Boundless, I feel that the Boundless still works perfectly and a whole $220 less. Besides the category is very popular with vapers and seems like they are keen on pushing out the expensive vaporizers and settle for the less costly ones.

Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers under $150

There are several options available for portable vaporizers under $150. In fact, the following are some top products at cost-affordable rates. These items also continue to receive stellar industry ratings and user reviews across the board.

Boundless CF Vape

Boundless CF Vape Review

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The Boundless CF is a great option for customers in the below $150 range. This convenient unit has the same heating time as the CFX vape. However, there is no LED display and only 5 pre-set temperatures with the CF model. This product is incredible easy to use, and is lightweight and mobile. It also works well with multiple load sizes, as well as grinding types.

The CF feels almost like the Crafty vape unit. It is also features an extended battery, which can easily be charged via USB. The product also has a two year manufacturer’s warranty, and is simply a great vaporizer for new and existing users.

Flowermate Vape

Flowermate Vape Review

Next on the list is the popular Flowermate vape series. This unit is considered one of the best budget vapes on the market today. In fact, you can pick up this brand at around $100. While there are other units that offer better vapor quality and batteries – this unit is still reliable and designed to meet all your needs.

Within this Flowermate series is the V5s unit. This product is priced around $80.00 and is perfect for vapers on strict budgets. I especially recommend this model for first-time customers that want to save money on quality vaporizers.

There is also the V5s Pro Mini unit, which features a bright LED display and full temperature range. With visible and easy to use buttons, this vape features optimal control but does tend to lose battery life quicker. While it is smaller than the standard V5s, it does cost a bit more than other units within this series as well.

You can also find a number of other vapes in this price range. However, I strongly recommend the items listed above for first time or existing vapers. Again, these products offer quality vapors at cost-effective prices. They also continue to receive great reviews online and at leading vaping supply stores.

Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers under $150

Vaporizers Categories Explained:

Best Overall Portable – This section focuses on the best portable vaporizers based on easiness of use, consistent quality, maintenance and cleaning, and the durability of the product. When it comes to top vaporizers, in this section you will find the best of the best, and any vaporizer you select here will be a great overall choice. These portable vapes are a great fit for those who are new to vaping as well as those who are experienced vapers.

Best Vapor Quality – I’ve heard many people talk about “vapor quality” and they seldom define it. Vapor quality can mean different things to different people but overall when speaking of vapor quality, I am referring to the very best in taste, temperature, density, and production of the vapor. The vapes listed in this section have proven to produce the vapor of the highest quality. These products are a great choice for beginners as they’ll be well pleased with their vaping experience, and experienced vaporizers will be pleasantly surprised, wondering how they could have gone so long without this vape.

Most Portable Vaporizers – This section features the vapes that are most portable, meaning they provide absolute discretion and portability to those who want to have a product that is easy to carry around without having to settle on certain features such as the life of the battery or the quality of the vapor. These vapes are usually small, easy to fit into your pocket, and ready to be used at any moment, fast and simple. These vapes are great for those who consider themselves homebodies; however, if you’re an outdoor type of person, you will enjoy the ease of these vaporizers. Their size, efficiency, and productivity makes them excellent for all day activities.

Best Dry Herb Vape Pen – In the beginning, there was only one product available but I’m glad to report that there is more than one choice now. The vapes in this section are designed and manufactured to have the appearance of an actual pen. And when it’s in your hand, you do feel like you’re holding a pen. These vape pens are very easy to hide, they fit in the smallest areas. Despite their small size, they have excellent productivity and heat up really fast. Another great thing I love about them, is that they are able to vaporizer your all of your herbs with no combustion.

Best 3-in-1 – This section is reserved for vaporizers that allow you to vape all three vaping products: e-liquids, waxes, and dry herbs. These vapes are portable, efficient, and durable.

Best Battery Life – This section is self-explanatory. Here I list the best portable vape that has been proven to have the best lasting battery life when it is completely charged.

Best Cheap Vaporizer – This section is list the best vaporizers that are cheap. To be clear, cheap does not mean these products are bad. The vapes listed here will give you great quality at a reasonable price.

Best Portable Vaporizers Under $200 – In simple terms, this is where I list the vaporizers that are of great quality and efficiency and cost less than $200.

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