Since it is a dry herb vaporizer, the IQ tends to produce quite a smell. Furthermore, the sheer amount of clouds produced by this vape means that the odor can travel further and be detected more easily. In short: it packs quite a punch when it comes to scent. Once again compatible with smoking herb, the Cloud Pen 3.0 is a discreet pen that also allows you to use wax to vaporize.
Shaped almost like an ordinary pen, this is a great option for discreet vapers, and retails at just $79.99. The designers really took customer feedback into account when creating this pen, crafting a vaporizer with a longer pull duration of 25 seconds and a longer battery life. This pen comes in a range of colors, including black, dark blue, gray, green, light blue and red. The ceramic coil vaporizes the wax slowly, giving the user smooth puffs that are full of flavor. It is great for newbie vapers, since it has a standard 650 mAh battery rather than a more powerful one. Plus, there is a convenient micro-USB port for charging. Generally, since it is a vaporizer that uses wax, the Cloud Pen 3.0 does not emit nearly as strong a smell as using dry herb. However, as some reviews note, the coil inside tends to get very hot and can produce a burnt smell. That said, it tends to deliver a flavorful hit in general, without the too-strong smell. Since this is also compatible with smoking dry herb, be aware that using it in this mode will produce a stronger scent.
Another expensive option, the Firefly 2 comes in at a whopping price of $329.95. It is an extremely stylish vaporizer, with the range available in Zebra Wood, Oak, Black, Blue, White and Jet Black. It’s the perfect choice for vaping on the go, heating up in just 3 seconds. The Firefly 2 has a multitude of 5-star reviews, with many applauding its excellent vapor quality and taste. It is compatible with both flower and concentrates, using convection heating to cook your cannabis at precise temperatures. Holding around 3-4 hits in the chamber, the 7.4V battery is both rechargeable and replaceable and lasts more than enough time. What’s more: it charges in a mere 45 minutes with a Quickcharge AC adapter. The Firefly 2 comes with 2 of these batteries, meaning you can change them out on the go (if you go through the effort of carrying around a spare). As we have learned so far, vaporizers that use convection heating and those that use extract instead of herb will always produce less smell. The Firefly 2 meets both of these requirements, meaning it can deliver great flavor (thanks to the even heating of convection), without the addition of a pungent odor. Usually, if you clean it after roughly every 10 hits (which is extremely easy thanks to the strong magnetic top), you’ll find that the smell is kept to an absolute minimum. Basically, any vaporizer that uses extract instead of dry herb, and any vaporizer that uses convection rather than conduction heating, will win on the “does-it-smell-bad” front. Another factor to consider when searching for a vape pen that produces minimal odor is the heating time – the quicker it takes to heat up, the less the herb is cooked, and thus the less it smells. The Firefly 2 clearly wins on all these fronts: it uses convection heating, is compatible with marijuana extract, and it is ready to go in just three seconds. If you’re looking for a low key vape pen that you can use without paranoia, then this is the one for you. If you don’t have that much cash lying around to splurge on a vape pen, try opting for something like the Cloud Pen 3.0, which uses extract instead of herb but has a much lower retail price. If, after all this, you have decided that smell doesn’t matter to you, dry herb pens like the PAX 3 or the DaVinci IQ are certain to deliver strong, flavorful hits, even if they do give off a fair amount of weed aroma. Some weed smokers are quite concerned about the smell that lighting up produces. Unfortunately, there’s no real way around this when smoking joints. Vaping is a viable option for those looking to reduce the smell, although there is no way to get rid of it completely. There are two types of heating methods in vaporizers: convection and conduction. Convection heaters will produce less smell than their conduction counterparts, making them a good place to start when trying to reduce the scent produced. Secondly, try using vaporizers that utilize marijuana extract or wax rather than dry herb or flower, because the latter involves a stronger aroma produced during the heating process. Finally, any vaporizer with a lower heating time will generally produce less odor. Ultimately, when choosing a vaporizer, you need to consider all the factors and select one that’s best for you.
If you want some more indication about what vape pens are on the market, check out our list of the best 5 wax vape pens available.
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