Here at Get-Vape we rank vaporizers by comparing each one to the competition in a variety of categories. We take an in-depth look of the vapor quality, battery life, portability, ease of use, build quality and so forth. Points are added or deducted based on other factors like price-point, innovative features, and how it stacks up to the competition. Each vaporizer is used and tried over multiple sessions, to really get a deeper understanding of how they operate, so we can give you the best advice possible. It’s not exactly feasible for most people to try every vaporizer on the market, so we do all the heavy lifting for you!
Picking the best one for you can be a struggle, as there may be many that meet the same criteria you’re after. It’s a good idea to make a small chart with the priorities you have. Do you value portability more, or are you looking to get the heaviest hits possible? If you’re someone who is out and about more often, going for walks or hikes, festivals or clubs, or anything else, it’s best to go after an ultraportable dry herb vaporizer. If you’re primarily an at-home consumer or with small friend groups, a larger session-friendly vaporizer may be the right choice instead.
The Ghost MV1 is a relatively new device, and the first device made by Ghost Vapes. It has a unique yet attractive design housing some fascinating technology. Though it’s larger than most portable units, it’s best used a household portable or for stowing away into a bag or protective pouch when on the go.
The powerful convection heating system delivers mind-blowing hits while the very elaborate and effective cooling system smooth’s the vapor out perfectly allowing for little lung irritation. The strong battery life lets you get nearly a dozen chambers out before needing to be charged up again, and is swappable if you’re willing to splurge on a second battery.
The MV1 also works very well with concentrates, and the crucibles can be swapped out in a pinch if you pick up some spares and pre-load them before going out. The smartphone app allows for plenty of versatility in terms of temperature settings and so forth, allowing you to dial in your ideal experience.
Do get the Ghost MV1 if: You want the best possible vapor quality out of a portable unit.
Don’t get the Ghost MV1 if: You are looking for a pocket-friendly, stealthy device.
No top 10 is complete without mentioning The Mighty – a powerful dry herb vaporizer with a big following for good reason! Though it’s larger than average, it more than makes up for it in terms of vapor quality and ease of use. One of the best of all time, there’s no mistake to be made with buying the Mighty.
The powerful hybrid heating system delivers heavy hits while the intricate cooling unit smooth’s it out to allow for silky smooth vapor. The strong battery life lets you get nearly a dozen sessions out before needing to top up, while the durable design ensures you won’t be left with a dead unit anytime soon, even if dropped.
The Mighty is also compatible with dosing capsules and concentrates, and third party WPA’s do exist. You get a lot of versatility with guaranteed results with the Mighty. It uses an efficient, hybrid heating system for a session-style experience.
Do get the Mighty if: You want powerful, consistent results in an easy to use package with a proven track record.
Don’t get the Mighty if: You are looking for an ultra-portable, stealthy vaporizer.
The Firefly 2 is a very unique vaporizer. It needs a certain draw technique in order to get the best results and it’s not the best ultraportable, however the flavor and vapor quality is next to none, and it’s really best suited for the cannasseurs. If you like to have a nice sit down and really focus on the flavor of the specific strain, the Firefly 2 is practically unmatched.
The Firefly 2 has a powerful convection heater which heats up within seconds. The all-glass vapor path cools down the hit perfectly, making it feel as though you’re inhaling nothing at all. The swappable battery lets you change within seconds using the included spare battery, ensuring you’re not left to dry when out and about.
It’s also compatible with concentrates however is not compatible with a water pipe. The Firefly 2 does have a notable learning curve, and will definitely take some time to master the draw packing technique. If you can look beyond that, it’s one of the best dry herb vaporizers made so far.
Do get the Firefly 2 if: You want the tastiest, smoothest vapor possible and great use with concentrates.
Don’t get the Firefly 2 if: You share with groups or value ease of use.
Another unique and intuitive vaporizer, the Davinci IQ brings a lot to the table. In such a compact package you get great vapor quality and plenty of neat tech features to give you a great experience. To top it off, there’s a ‘flavor chamber’ built in that you can load up with other botanicals to really add to the experience.
With swappable 18650 batteries, you’ll always be full of juice if you carry just a couple of spares. The clever LED display and heating profiles allow you to dial in the perfect experience, while the impressive vapor path leaves you with a surprisingly smooth vapor from something remarkably small.
The IQ uses a conduction oven in a session style, and also has a built-in 10mm WPA with okay performance with concentrates. The large bowl helps deliver heavy, powerful hits and the integrated ‘Smart Paths’ are terrific! After the short learning curve, using the IQ is like second nature, and it’s ideal for beginners.
Do get the DaVinci IQ if: You want an ultraportable, unique vaporizer with great performance.
Don’t get the DaVinci IQ if: You want the best efficiency and heaviest hits possible.
The widely successful Pax is a great discreet vaporizer. Dubbed the ‘iPhone of vapes’, the Pax has excellent form and function. Though it does sacrifice some vapor quality in the quest for being tiny, there are few that can match the size and style.
To add to that, it also has a Bluetooth app and an astonishing 3500mAh battery life which will leave everyone impressed. The petite size is among the smallest units ever made, making it the perfect as an everyday carry. Not to mention a chamber that can fit enough herb for group sessions 2-3 people.
The Pax 3 uses a conduction oven in a session style, though the relatively large chamber helps produce strong effects and decent clouds. The Pax 3 does emit a considerable amount of odor while in use though, so keep that in mind if you’re trying to be discreet.
Do get the Pax 3 if: You want a stylish, ultraportable vaporizer with terrific battery life.
Don’t get the Pax 3 if: You want above average vapor quality or use with a water pipe.
The wildly innovative Haze Square has a few key features that make it so incredible. With fast, on-demand convection vapor and four chambers you can pre-load, the Square is the adventurers dream. You can have four fresh sessions ready to go without the need to repack, making it great for group outings or extended trips.
The Haze Square uses an on-demand, powerful convection heater for that delivers near instant vapor. The bowls are quite large and help to deliver large, powerful hits which also work well in group settings. Of course, the 4 chambers is the main selling point of the device, making it perfect for extended outings where reloading isn’t an optimal situation.
Additional bowls can be pre-loaded for swapping on the go, but reassembly of the device is quite challenging to do discreetly and quickly. There’s a bit of a learning curve to using the unit, so keep that in mind if you want a unit that prioritizes ease of use.
Do get the Haze Square if: You have extended outing or group sessions, and want terrific vapor quality in a small package.
Don’t get the Haze Square if you want simplicity and easy cleaning.
Though the company has faced great adversity with reliability and customer service, the Grasshopper is a truly remarkable device. With an extremely powerful on-demand, convection heater, the hopper is capable of putting out massive hits in a tiny package. To add to that, it looks practically identical to a normal pen, making it hands down the most discreet vaporizer on the market.
The Grasshopper uses an extremely powerful convection heater allowing for large, lung busting rips, especially with a water piece. The default tip works as a native 14mm WPA. The Grasshopper performs okay with concentrates, though it’s recommended to use degummed hemp fiber or to ‘sandwich’ your wax in between layers of herb.
Do get the Grasshopper if: You want the stealthiest vaporizer around with huge, powerful hits! A water pipe is incredible with the Grasshopper.
Don’t get the Grasshopper if: You worry about reliability or have sensitive lungs! The vapor is hot!
Though relatively unknown, the Tubo Evic is hands down the most powerful dry herb vaporizer on the market today. Using a custom crafted box-mod setup, the Evic is widely versatile. With the ability to be used as an on-demand or session vaporizer, as well as with a whip or numerous mouthpieces, the Tubo Evic is the dream vaporizer for someone who likes to tinker.
Using swappable 18650 batteries, you’ll be able to swap on the fly in case you run low at some point. The insanely powerful convection heater can extract an entire load in a mere 1-2 draws, while delivering terrific flavor and smooth vapor with the long glass stems.
The Tubo Evic uses an incredibly powerful convection heater that can be used in either on-demand or cruise control mode. It works great with concentrates or a water pipe as well, making it an extremely versatile unit above all others.
Do get the Tubo Evic if: You want an extremely powerful vaporizer with unreal vapor quality.
Don’t get the Tubo Evic if: You want a pocket friendly, portable vaporizer. The battery life also does suffer.
Another vaporizer with a cult-like following, the Vapcap M is another legendary vaporizer for a few reasons. Using a butane lighter instead of a battery to heat up the herb, the Vapcap is the perfect choice for those aiming to emulate the experience of smoking a joint. For one looking to dip their toes into the water of the vaporizer world, the Vapcap M is one of the best budget vaporizers available now!
The Vapcap uses a unique hybrid heating system that allows for an on-demand experience, courtesy of the butane heating method. The Vapcap is also compatible with 10mm water pieces by default. Excellent at microdosing, the small bowl is able to get a lot out of a small bit of material, making it even better for those on a budget.
This is by far one of my favorite vaporizers to lend to someone transitioning from smoking, though make sure you give some thoughtful advice when lending it out – it’s definitely possible to combust and scorch an entire load!
Do get the Dynavap Vapcap M if: You want to transition from smoking or want a very tiny, heavy hitter!
Don’t get the Dynavap Vapcap M if: You are hesitant on using a butane lighter as a heat source!
While many 3-in-1 vaporizers sacrifice performance on all fronts to be a jack of all trades, the Guru does a great job at doing all three quite well. Though it’s a bit bulkier than most, it works great for those who like to finish off their herb sessions with some classic e-juice hits too. If you’re aiming to bundle all your devices into one, then the Guru may be the right one for you.
The Guru uses a hybrid heating system in a session style. It of course is compatible with concentrates and a WPA is available.
Do get the Grizzly Guru if: You want a 3-in-1 to replace all your current devices!
Don’t get the Grizzly Guru if: You want top notch performance in each category.
The Fury 2 is a bite-sized pocket vape with big performance. At a pretty low price, you’re given a powerful hybrid heater bundled into a cute package with an OLED display to dial in the perfect temperature. The Fury 2 is just solid performance in a small package at a reasonable cost, making it a widely successful and popular unit!
The Fury 2 uses a strong hybrid heating system which delivers powerful yet flavorful hits. The glass WPA takes the Fury 2 to the next level, giving even bigger and smoother hits with ease.. The Fury also performs reasonably well with concentrates, and is a strong all-rounder for those who want a solid performer without breaking the bank.
Do get the Fury 2 if: You want an entry-level, pocket friendly vaporizer with great performance.
Don’t get the Fury 2 if: Relatively short battery life is a concern.
Lastly, we come down to the heating elements mostly used for concentrates. Neither atomizers or e-nails should ever come into direct contact with dry herb, as they will combust dry herb almost immediately.