The Best Portable Vaporizers UK 2018
Choosing portable vaporizers over desktop vaporizers is sure to ruffle a few feathers but in my humble opinion there is no two ways about it. Portable vaporizers offer convenience and quality at an affordable price. Why pick anything else? Sure, it’s fun to have a powerful unit to work with, to share with friends, and get huge clouds of vapor...
Choosing portable vaporizers over desktop vaporizers is sure to ruffle a few feathers but in my humble opinion there is no two ways about it. Portable vaporizers offer convenience and quality at an affordable price. Why pick anything else? Sure, it’s fun to have a powerful unit to work with, to share with friends, and get huge clouds of vapor from but that’s not the right choice for me, personally, and it might be the same for you. Here we’ve listed the ten best portable vaporizers available today. Each one offers something a little unique to your lifestyle. If you prefer vaping discreetly or when you’re out and about then I’d highly recommend any of the following.
From Storz & Bickel, the legendary makers of the Volcano, comes the Mighty vaporizer. With a robust handheld design, you’d have a difficult time finding a vaporizer with as much quality vapor power as this one. One drawback to the Mighty is that it’s not as compact as something like the DaVinci IQ. It’s still incredibly portable, you just won’t be putting it down your front pocket in a hurry. However, it’s extremely easy to use and long lasting. When fully charged the battery can last for up to 90 minutes of continuous use.
Pax 3 Vaporizer
The PAX 3 is the perfect vape for those who love everything compact. This piece will slip easily into any pocket, bag, or even easily concealed in the palm of your hand. It is sleek, stylish and, most importantly, subtle. And don’t worry that the portability comes at the cost of power. Inside the PAX 3’s anodized aluminum body there is a high-tech heating system that can handle dry herbs and concentrates with ease. LEDs on the vape body allow you to see at a glance exactly what settings are active on your vaporizer. Best of all you can bring it anywhere, it’s no bigger than the average smartphone! If you like to travel light then the PAX is for you.
Arguably the Crafty is one of the best all round portable vaporizers on the market. The Crafty is perfect for beginners and advanced vapers alike as it uses only one button on the body of the unit and everything else is controlled via an app. The convection-heated Crafty comes with two temperature settings, one default and one boost setting. You can change these temperatures on the unit or on the fly using the app. The chamber is easy to load and doesn’t have to fiddled with too much to get the right amounts you want to vape on. The only drawback might be the battery life but since it charges via USB it’s easy to get charging in quite a number of places.
Arizer Go ‘ArGo’ Vaporizer
Released in 2018 by Arizer, the ArGo is a pocket friendly vape that can really pack a punch. As the name might suggest it’s built for people who like to be on the move. Which is why it features removable batteries that keep it charged and ready to go for far longer than ordinary vaporizers. The design of the ArGo is also pretty cool. There are three buttons on the body of the vaporizer and OLED display which shows the current battery level and temperature. The ArGo also features a removable glass stem that keeps your vapor pure and crisp.
DaVinci IQ Vaporizer
The DaVinci IQ has become something of a staple in the past few years of portable vaporizers. The third portable vaporizer to come out of DaVinci it uses a conduction heating method and is incredibly light. In fact, the IQ only weighs around 145 grams. Despite its light weight it doesn’t feel cheap, the DaVinci IQ is made from durable materials that probably wouldn’t be too bothered by a drop or two (Not that you should test that theory out!) There was certainly no skimping on materials for any aspect of the IQ, the mouthguard is made from ceramic zirconia which is super easy to maintain for great tasting vapor.
DaVinci Miqro Vaporizer
The latest addition to the DaVinci family has wasted no time in soaring to the top of everyone’s most wanted list. The IQ is still sought after and will always have a special place in our hearts but there have been some slight improvements to its design. One thing DaVinci has improved is the vaporizer’s portability. The Miqro is about 33% smaller than the IQ and, naturally, is a good bit lighter. If you like taking your vaporizer hiking or on nights out this could be a better option. Like the DaVinci IQ you still get four smart path options for temperature increases during your session. It’s easy to load and has replaceable batteries plus a five year warranty. Not bad at all.
Firefly 2 Vaporizer
With a bright and subtle design similar to the original the Firefly 2 is perfect for bringing into the great outdoors. A powerful battery life means that you can get great tasting vapor all night whether you’re vaping dry herbs or concentrates. The design has a borosilicate glass vapor path which has naturally lead to a lot of love from veteran vapers who know the harsh realities of tainted vapor. No fears there with the Firefly 2. On top of its excellent design is the fact it comes with a Bluetooth app that gives you endless control over your vaping experience.
Vape pens aren’t for everyone but if you prefer something ultra-light and portable then the Grasshopper might well be the thing for you. The Grasshopper basically looks exactly like a run of the mill pen. It has replaceable batteries, a quick heat up time and operates a pure convection-based heating system. There is also a silicone mouthguard included which is great for longer sessions that can cause the unit to become a little overheated. While not great for sharing with a large group of people it is perfect for sharing with between one and two people.
The CFX is definitely not the smallest portable vaporizer on this list but with a shape that fits snugly in the hand and easily in the pocket, it’s a sure vaping favourite. The bigger size makes it feel right for sharing with friends, extra so because of the large bowl. The super quick heat up time also does a lot to bring this vape into the top ten. In just twenty seconds it can reach 204 Celsius, one of the fastest conduction heating vaporizers out there. Battery life comes in at a solid sixty minutes of continuous use which is great by any standard.
Xmax Starry Vaporizer
If you’re not looking to splash out too much cash but still have an awesome vaporizer to show for it, do not fear. The Xmax Starry Vaporizer is just the thing for you. This an ideal vaporizer for someone just entering the vaping game. For all of its affordability there is still quite a range of features on this unit. It’s lightweight, durable, with a full temperature spectrum on its heating unit. Added to that it also has replaceable batteries so you'll be able to keep it for quite a long time.