The vaporizer has transformed how stoners get stoned. That’s because when it comes to vaping vs smoking weed the answer is clear. Vaporizing your herbs is far better for you than smoking it. That’s one reason why the vaporizer is so popular.
So when it came down for us to choose the year’s best vaporizer for flowers we decided to look beyond the common but awesome box style vaporizer and the famous Volcano. Both of those are awesome vaporizers and work really well. But we’re on the go a lot and we know many of you are too. So we thought we’d try and parse out the best portable vaporizer of the year in the post.
Best vaporizer criteria
What was the criteria for determining the best portable vaporizer of the year? Glad you asked. For starters portability was a factor. If you’re looking for a big vaporizer that plugs into your wall and sits on a counter then cool. We’re not. The best portable vaporizer of the year, we feel, should fit in your pocket, purse or backpack—you know something like the size of the average vape pen. When selecting this year’s best vaporizer we also considered easy of use—shit like packing, cleaning and control. We also considered durability. If you’re going to plunk down some cash on a vaporizer you want it to last. Or you’d just build your own damn dry herb vaporizer, right? We also considered discreteness. Can you easily conceal this thing and get away with using it at work, the movie theater or the cereal aisle if you so choose? Lastly we considered functionality. Does it really vaporize herbs or does it just burn them? Can you control the temperatures or is it one size fits all, etc.
Sure some vape pens come with changeable tips for flowers, THC e liquids and thick concentrates like the G Pen, Power Pen and the Kandy Pen. However, they all suck for using with flowers. Even High Times’ favorite vape of the year, the Atmos vape pen, sucked with flowers. That’s because these cheap vape pens, we mean inexpensive vape pens, burn rather than vaporize flowers. We also tested more pricey vape pens, some with dual coils like the Source Orb, which made our 2015 Vapor Pens Buyer’s Guide. We dug it. It delivered bigger vape clouds and a bit more control over temperature than those cheap vape pens, but ultimately we ran into the same ‘ol problems with it. So for this year’s best vaporizer we were looking for something simple…something almost plug and play.
The best portable vaporizer of 2015 is…
And the best vaporizer of 2015 goes to the PAX 2. The Pax 2 vaporizer is the latest vape pen in the company’s line of futuristic-looking vaporizers designed for use with flowers. It looks like something you’d see at the Mac store and fits in your pocket just as easily as an iphone. It also comes equipped with a really deep oven so you can fit a nice amount of dried herb in it without having to constantly pack it. Plus the cover is held in place by magnets—a really cool feature.
To dial in just the right temperature this dry herb vaporizer has four settings. They are low, medium, high and can you take me higher. They’ll all accessed by removing the top of the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is actually the only button on the entire vaporizer pen. Turn on the device by pushing it. Once it’s activated the intuitive mouthpiece senses when your mouth is close and begins producing vapor at that point. Cool, right? And this bad boy is ready to go in about 30 seconds.
Packing and cleaning this vaporizer is a cinch. It’s probably best to clean it probably after each use to make sure it stays operational. At $279 the Pax 2 vaporizer is pretty expensive, but if you’re into sleek gadgets and vaporizing weed this dope dry herb vaporizer is totally worth it.
Anyhow this is OUR opinion of the best vape vaporizer of the year…what’s yours? Let us know in the comments below…
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