When choosing a pen vaporizer, make sure you have one that’ll fit your usage habits. While some pen vaporizers can use both dry herb and concentrates, certain units specialize in just using only one. Using dry herb in a wax vaporizer will lead to combustion which is definitely not what you want! Weigh out the pros and cons when choosing a device and try to find one that fits best for you!
Starting at only $20, the Era is a very inexpensive entry with surprisingly good performance. The Bluetooth app gives you a ton of versatility and control, which is an unexpected feature in such a tiny package. Compatible only with pre-filled pods designed for the Era, you’re unfortunately unable to use dry herb and wax concentrates with the Era.
The vapor quality and performance varies greatly depending on the cartridge used, and it’s always a good idea to spend that little bit extra and get something higher quality. With the Era, you can manually adjust the temperature using the mobile app, while also being able to change other options like flavor output and even security to lock it from unwanted use
Though the unit itself is inexpensive, the cartridges do typically cost a little more than others – this still of course depends on the brand of cartridges used. Definitely a worthwhile investment though if you’re looking for an ultra-convenient vaporizer for use with oil pods.
Do get the Pax Era if: You want a convenient, easy to use cartridge based oil vaporizer.
Don’t get the Pax Era if: You want to use other waxes, resins or dry herb,
The Grasshopper has a controversial history. It’s worth mentioning that the Grasshopper has a high failure rate and notoriously slow turnaround for warrantied units. However, when the device works, it’s among the best of the best, punching way above its weight class.
The extremely powerful convection heater will have a session ready within seconds, allowing you to have stealthy, heavy hits in even the most difficult situations. Not to mention it’s incredibly efficient with herb, giving you a lot of bang for your buck in the long term.
Of course, we can’t suggest the Grasshopper without mentioning the size. It looks almost identical to a normal pen, and we’d guess 90% of people would be none the wiser if they saw it. It feels incredibly nice in the hand too, and fits any 14mm water pipe with the default tip for insanely smooth and big hits. Size, changeable batteries, power, efficiency and stealth, the Grasshopper has it all – except for reliability.
Do get the Grasshopper if: You want the most powerful and stealthy dry herb vaporizer made so far.
Don’t get the Grasshopper if: You are concerned about reliability and warranty servicing.
If you already have an e-juice box mod, or want to get a fully customizable and versatile unit, the Saionara atomizer is among the best of the best, only matched by few. With so many different options for different coils and setups, you can really tailor your experience to your exact preferences.
The different coils you use will produce different effects, flavors, cloud production, and efficiency. Considering many budget vaporizers only offer you a few heat settings to choose from, this really takes it to the next level in comparison.
If you’re an enthusiast for flavor or a big cloud chaser, the Saionara is among the best choices. Durable, made in America, and powerful, it offers everything you need for a good price. It is only compatible with resins and waxes, so keep that in mind if you’re looking for something to use with dry herb or oils.
Do get the Saionara if: You want the most versatile and powerful box-mod wax vaporizer around.
Don’t get the Saionara if: You use dry herb or oils more often than waxes and resins.
Going by the name of a nectar collector or honey straw, the Boundless CF-710 yields a different experience than typical wax vaporizers. Using it in a similar way to a straw, you begin to draw from the device while touching the hot tip to your concentrated material. This can be very convenient and quick as you forego the need to load the chamber for each session.
The CF-710 is made by the reputable American company Boundless, which have blessed us with high performance units like the Boundless CFX and Boundless CFV. With a strong reputation on their belt and quality products, there’s no doubt the CF-710 continues that legacy.
The strong battery life, powerful heater and smooth hits all leads to an overall high quality experience. With the nectar collector design the vapor travels a longer distance before reaching your lungs, allowing it to cool down significantly and giving you a smoother hit than traditional wax vaporizers. The CF-710 is ideal for the dab enthusiast on the go who values flavor and smooth hits.
Do get the Boundless CF-710 if: You want a well-priced electronic nectar collector.
Don’t get the Boundless CF-710 if: You’re clumsy or have shaky hands.
One of the smallest vaporizers to ever hit the market, the American company Apollo has designed a product so tiny that it works perfectly as a keychain ornament! If you like to carry all your devices everywhere you go, the Om really takes it to the next level.
Though it may be too small for some, it packs an impressive amount of vapor quality in its discreet package. It uses a dual quartz atomizer and is also compatible with disposable cartridges thanks to the included interchangeable cover caps. While the Airvape Om is compatible with oil and waxes, it is not compatible with dry herb, so keep that in mind!
It does have a relatively small chamber and the battery life is a bit trimmed down, but we personally love the performance out of something the size of a tube of lip balm. The vapor quality is also rather surprising, with good flavor coming out of it, though the short vapor path is a little harsh for sensitive lungs however.
Do get the Airvape Om if: You want the smallest wax vaporizer possible with good performance.
Don’t get the Airvape Om if: You’re willing to compromise size for a little better performance.
As one of the least expensive vaporizers with variable voltage, you get plenty of versatility in the type of hits you get without breaking the bank. This is ideal for those who sometimes like to get those light yet flavorful hits at times, and big, lung-busting clouds in other situations.
You get two different atomizers as well, one dual-quartz and one dual-ceramic wrapped coils. Changing each one out yields different results like bigger hits versus more flavorful draws. This adds another layer of customization in one package.
Around the size of a normal pen as well, it’s ultra-portable and super discreet. A solid choice for those who like to vape on the go without making your presence visible to everyone. It does come with a dry herb atomizer as well, however we at Get-Vape don’t recommend using the dry herb atomizer as it will combust.
Do get the Trifecta 2.0 if: You want a simple yet customizable pen vaporizer with good performance.
Don’t get the Trifecta 2.0 if: You’re a frequent consumer who might run down the battery quickly.
The Evolve Plus by Yocan is one of the most commonly recommended beginner vaporizers for a good reason. The powerful battery will give you plenty of time without even needing to think of recharging. The built-in storage cubby is a hugely useful addition, allowing you to reduce your total carry size to just the unit itself.
The 510 threaded compatibility gives you plenty of versatility if you want to change things up in the future, allowing you to get plenty of bang for your buck. The durable design won’t leave you worried about scratches, scuffs or even falls. A convenient feature if you’re particularly clumsy.
The vapor quality from the dual quartz atomizer is steps above most budget wax vaporizers, leaving you with strong performance from a low price. This is ideal for those wanting to get big hits out of a small budget!
Do get the Yocan Evolve Plus if: Want a powerful, entry level wax vaporizer!
Don’t get the Yocan Evolve Plus if: You want the smoothest hits with the best flavor.
Though it’s not quite as small as most pen vaporizers, we feel as though it deserves a spot on the list. If you want to consume dry herb, waxes and oil concentrates with one single device, the V2 Pro Series 7 is one of the only vaporizers able to do so.
The convenient magnetic pod system is extremely easy to use and very practical for day to day use. Pre-load your pods before a day out and you’ll be set – no need to clean, load and prepare different devices. It feels quite sturdy and holds well in the hand and pocket, making it a great everyday carry as well.
No device is without its drawbacks, and the Series 7 does have a couple. You don’t have precise temperature/wattage control over your hits, and the vapor production/power doesn’t keep up to dedicated devices.
Do get the V2 Pro Series 7 if: An all-in-1 device that can use all sorts of material.
Don’t get the V2 Pro Series 7 if: You want stronger performance.
The Dube Air is incredibly affordable at hardly the cost of a fast food meal. You get quite a bang for your buck as well, as the atomizer is able to put out some pretty big hits from such a small unit. Roughly the size of a pencil, the Dube Air is able to go wherever you are while hardly adding any weight to your overall carry.
The Dube Air is one of the best beginner wax vaporizers for sure. The lack of precise temperature control may be a downside for more serious enthusiasts and experts, however it’s a perfect addition to anyones toolbelt.
The battery lasts surprisingly long, standing at an impressive 280mAh – more than we expected from such a tiny device. You can get through an entire day of constant vaporizing before needing to top up, and even more if you’re only a weekend toker!
Do get the Dube Air if: You want an extremely affordable, ultraportable wax vaporizer with surprising vapor quality.
Don’t get the Dube Air if: You’re a frequent user looking for big performance.
Similar to the Pax Era, the Kandypens Rubi operates off a swappable, pod-based oil system. Unlike the pods designed for the Pax Era however, you can manually refill the cartridges designed for the Rubi quite easily. With an extremely simple method of operation, the Rubi will turn on with just a simple inhale from the mouthpiece.
For those looking for an extremely convenient yet versatile unit that you can fill your own pods with, there’s not much that competes with the Rubi. Unfortunately the compact nature of the device carries a short battery life, so keep that in mind if you’re a daily user.
Do get the Kandypens Rubi if: You want a refillable, pod-based system at a low cost.
Don’t get the Kandypens Rubi if: Short battery life is a concern or you want to use dry herb or waxes.