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Dry Herb Vaporizers Vs. Concentrate Vaporizers

on May 08, 2017

Dry Herb Vaporizers

Before choosing your vaporizer you’ve got some decisions to make. The biggest question is whether you would prefer a unit that works with dry herbs or concentrates (Also known as oils). Dry herb vaporizers are intended to have the dry herb physically packed into a special chamber on the unit while concentrates are intended for use with liquid oils similar to an e-cigarette. Which is right for you?

Taste, Taste, Taste

For pretty much everyone the taste of a hit can be the most important aspect of a vape unit. No one wants to invest a vape that’ll leave a bad taste in your mouth. If you’re using your vape all day then you want it to taste good, makes sense. Dry herb vaporizers, on the whole, give a better taste than concentrates. There’s just a greater consistency to them in my opinion.

If you enjoy a bit more variety, however, and perhaps enjoy the novelty aspect, then an concentrate vaporizer. Concentrate vapes can be used with concentrate and traditional flavoured e-liquids, allowing you to mix flavours to your preference.

It’s All in the Mind

If you want a vaporizer for strictly medicinal purposes then without question a concentrate vape is for you. CBD oils will allow for fast pain relief with no side effects. However, if you want a vape for more recreational purposes, or if any side effects don’t bother you then consider a dry herb vaporizer. Consider a vaporizer like the Da Vinci IQ which comes with precision heat settings that allow users to tailor their vape experience to their own personal tastes.


As with anything, vapes will from time to time require some maintenance. Over time resin can accumulate around the atomiser. This will be dependent on how often you use it, naturally. Because of the various differences between concentrate and dry herbs the level of maintenance between the two kinds of devices is slightly different. For example, liquid vapes are more prone to resin build-up.

Cleaning a herb vape is straightforward, with a bit of rubbing alcohol and a small brush you can clean any errant resin. Liquid vapes are more of a task because concentrates have a tendency to flow and drip to hard-to-reach places; but with a bit of elbow grease you can manage it. To help keep your units clean we offer a range of cleaning products from brushes to solutions; everything you need to keep your vape slick and span.

What's More Portable?

Portability and convenience is where liquid vapes really come into their own. They are typically smaller and compact than dry herb vaporizers, often resembling e-liquid pens. For an example of this check out the Dr. Dabber Light Kit Vaporizer. While dry herb vapes aren’t as small as concentrate vapes they are still very portable, with many featuring long battery lives and power saving features so they don’t die when you’re out and about.

Get the Best of Both Worlds

If you can’t decide then you always have the option of a Vaporizer that works with both concentrates and dry herb! Hybrid function vaporizers are a big hit with both veterans and beginners. They’re easy to use and provide you with endless options.  The Haze Dual V3 Vaporizer features dual chamber vaporizer technology. This allows users to vape both dry herb and concentrate; the best of both worlds!

Now you should know everything you need to make the decision about the right vape for you! To see one of the best selections of vapes, both dry herb and concentrates, in the UK be sure to check out Namaste UK.

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