You can buy extras and throw them in your pocket on the go. Swappable batteries also extends the life of your vaporizer since you don't need to just toss it when the batteries weaken over time. The XMAX Starry is the cheapest vaporizer on this list, but it doesn't perform like the cheapest . It's an awesome little vaporizer that is perfect for beginners looking for a starter, or veterans looking for a super portable unit.
The XMAX Starry is the perfect size to be taken out of the house on an adventure. It weighs around 120 grams which is at the smaller end of any portable vaporizers you find. It's easy to throw in your pocket and fits perfectly in the grip of your hand. Just be careful because the mouthpiece can get hot after prolonged use. It heats up pretty quickly in around 20-30 seconds. The XMAX Starry offers a full spectrum of temperatures to pick from the OLED display. It is a conduction vaporizer though, so don't expect incredible flavor. The V3 has an improved battery life which lets you use it for around 80 minutes of use.
The batteries are also replaceable, so you can keep extras with you for longer excursions. They've also added a bigger bowl and new mouth piece which are definitely nice to have too! Boundless has released a couple cheap products that have taken the dry herb vaporizer world by storm. The CF/CFX are essentially a poor man's Crafty/Mighty : they are hybrid convection, they look similar and they have similar sizes. Considering they're half the price of their Volcano counterparts—the CF/CFX are pretty impressive. It's a relatively small size and features five different temperature settings. The battery is non-replaceable and will last you around 50 minutes of use. It's bulkier, but features a nice OLED display which lets you pick your exact temperature. Like the CF, the batteries are non-replaceable and will last you around 60 minutes of use. What really sets these two vaporizers apart from the crowd is their vapor quality . They have the best vapor of any cheap vaporizer available right now. It's not quite on par with the best, but it's definitely better than most. If you're just starting out with vaporizing, or can't afford a more expensive unit, you won't be disappointed with either the Boundless CF or CFX. See our full Boundless CFX review if you want more info on it. We researched this category in spring 2020 and remain confident in three of our picks: The Airvape X, Grasshopper Stainless, and Firefly 2+. We have moved the Grenco G Pen Elite to the competition. There’s no going back to smoking once you’ve tried the AirVape X, the cannabis vaporizer we recommend after spending four years researching more than 50 models and testing nearly two dozen. A great vaporizer provides a relaxing, enjoyable experience from start to finish, and the AirVape X delivers because it’s easier to use than other options. Satisfying to use, intuitive to newcomers, and easier to live with than competitors, the AirVape X provides richer, smoother vapor than anything else in its price range. The AirVape X nails ease of use both initially and long term: The rim of the heating chamber resists spills by funneling material in, the magnetic lid holds firm but doesn’t get stuck, and over time, the AirVape is easier to clean completely than almost any other vaporizer. The onboard temperature controls and status display are large, intuitive, and easier to use than competitors’ app-based controls, and this model’s USB charging is more convenient than competitors’ charging docks. From the first puff to the last, we found the AirVape X provided richer, smoother vapor than alternates at similar prices and with more of the pleasant flavors that make vaporizers such a treat to use. The Grasshopper has thick, potent vapor, quick heat-up times, charming tactile controls, a lifetime warranty, and an inconspicuous design—but it gets quite hot, and its charging setup and battery life aren’t the best.
If you want a discreet design that does its job quickly, get the Stainless Grasshopper. This clever penlike gadget produces potent vapor faster than our other picks, with nearly instant convection heating and simple tactile temperature controls. It holds less material than our other picks but is still perfect for two folks to share. Easy to use and charming in its simplicity, it produces delicious flavors that are more concentrated than the AirVape.
But it lacks those models’ informative displays, its battery life is shorter, and its proprietary charger is not as convenient. The pocketable size and inconspicuous design make it the most easily portable of our picks, and a lifetime warranty is a reassuring detail, as earlier versions of the Grasshopper had some reliability issues.