The Mighty uses a mix of both conduction and convection heating techniques which is patented by Storz & Bickel, the maker of the Volcano and Mighty. They also built in grating on the side which cools down the vapor (which is important since it's in your hand). The Mighty already had one of the best battery lives of any portable but it was updated in 2018 with 20% more battery life.
That means you can use it for almost two hours without plugging in which can last you a weekend or longer. It also features pass through charging which means you can use it while it's plugged in. While it may not be as portable as other options, it doesn't need to be. It's small enough to take on trips and is the perfect size for at home use. It isn't cheap, but you really get what you pay for. The Mighty is an investment that will pay off in the long run. Take our vaporizer quiz to find your perfect match.
We'll also give you a 5% coupon at the end of the quiz. The Arizer Solo 2 is the follow up to the mega popular Solo. Arizer is a world renowned brand for a reason: they make stellar dry herb vaporizers that work well for a fair price. The main reason the Solo 2 comes in second is because of its impressive battery life. When fully charged it runs for almost three hours non stop without needing a charge. That's probably the longest battery life of any portable vaporizer you can find in 2020. Not only is the battery life stellar, but the vapor quality is fantastic. It features a hybrid ceramic/stainless steel heating system which delivers delicious and thick vapor. The vapor itself stays cool due to the long glass air path. The Arizer Solo 2 heats up in around 20 seconds which means you can go from dry herb to vapor in no time. Just like the Mighty, the Arizer Solo 2 isn't quite pocketable since it has a glass tube that you pull from, but the battery life and vapor quality more than make up for it. If you're looking for an awesome portable vaporizer at a fair price, definitely consider the Solo 2. Also we didn't include the Arizer Air 2 in this list but it deserves a mention. It's essentially a smaller version of the Solo 2 with a worse battery life. Firefly 2+ When the original Firefly hit the market it blew a lot of people's minds. It's a convection herb vaporizer that heats up in a couple seconds that has cool, thick vapor. There were a few complaints around the size, lack of temperature control and battery life though. The Firefly 2 is over 30% smaller, 50% lighter, with advanced temperature controls and has a much improved battery life. You can now pick from six temperature settings between 338° and 437° Fahrenheit which let's you get the perfect vapor density. Just make sure you have a smart phone because that's all controlled by the Firefly app! They then released an even bigger improvement on that Firefly 2 with the new Firefly 2+ (Plus). The most notable improvement is the charging and battery life . You can now charge to 80% in 20 minutes, which lets you get up and running quick. The dock makes it easy to remember to leave to charge too. Although the battery is small, they've expanded the life span through tech innovations and you can also replace it on the go. Because it uses a convection heating system it delivers some of the best vapor quality out of any of the portable vaporizers on this list.
While you need to learn how to take a slower draw to use it properly, it's not that difficult to pick up and learn. The Firefly 2+ also heats up almost instantly—no waiting around for it to heat up. Due to its design the Firefly 2+ is also super easy to clean and maintain . Along with Volcano, Pax has been the face of vaporizers for a little while ago. The original rendition had a unique, sleek design that really helped it stand out from the crowd. The Pax 3 looks even better with new matte colours and has some big improvements to boot. The best thing about the Pax 3 is probably it's size. There are smaller vaporizers available, but Pax has really nailed it with the perfect size for activities. It's awesome for hikes, skateboarding, snowboarding or anything else outdoors. It weighs only 93 grams which is pretty insane for all of the technology they pack in to it.
The Pax 3 also heats up quickly in around 15-20 seconds. It uses lip sensing technology to tell when you're using it, so it can heat up the chamber which is super dope. The vapor you pull from the unit is surprisingly good too! It does run on a conduction oven which won't deliver the subtle flavours of a convection vaporizer, but that won't matter for the majority of people.