10 Best Dry Herb Vaporizers - Every Budget Covered!

Jan 17 , 2019

10 Best Dry Herb Vaporizers - Every Budget Covered!

Intro to Dry Herb Vaporizers

A dry herb vaporizer is an amazing product. If you’re yet to try smoking cannabis inside a flower vaporizer, then welcome to the good life! They have many different names, and the main names are; weed pen, herbal vaporizer, desktop vape, table top vaporizer, electronic weed vaporizer, weed atomizer, dried herb g pen, and sometimes a dab pen. Dab pens are slightly different, as they are for concentrates. If you want to vape both dry herbs and concentrates then you should buy yourself a 3-in-1 vaporizer, instead of a dried herb flower vaporizer. A 3-in-1 vaporizer can be used to smoke hash, dried flower, and concentrates.

 A dried herb vaporizer is basically a method of smoking weed, which does not combust plant matter. It’s fairly common knowledge that if you combust plant matter and then inhale all of the by-products, you are definitely inhaling some unwanted chemicals. The chemicals produced by smoking plant matter are actually pretty unhealthy.

The main advantages of using a flower vape are:

  • Healthier than smoking plant matter through a bong, pipe, joint, or blunt. There is no combustion of plant matter and therefore there are far less by-products
  • Much tastier way of smoking, especially with some high-quality buds
  • Buds which are covered in trichomes you can feel the trichomes hit the back of your throat
  • Herbal vaporizers are also pretty potent when you vape weed you get about as high as a bong hit
  • You can eat already vaped buds to get high yet again, you can mix it with a fat or an oil to make incredibly potent edibles very easily
  • Vape pens can either be cheap or expensive, if you buy a mid-range one then you’re going to be much happier than if you buy one of the very cheap weed vape pens


The Best Vape Pens

This is a list of the 10 best vape pens, depending on your budget or your preference. The top vape pens are ones which combine price with function. The best vapes for weed work very well, offer all the things you may need as a dried herb vapor, and come at a good price.



1. Storm Vaporizer Herbal Dried Flower 3-in-1

Storm Vaporizer
The Storm Vaporizer Photo by: @vaporshop.pl


This is my own personal choice. I have never had a herbal vaporizer which I’ve been truly happy with until I invested just under $100 into one. Normally, they break easily and they melt easily. I would say that Storm Vaporizer is one of the best portable weed vaporizers for just under $100. It is also a 3-in-1 vaporizer, which means you can vape your concentrates, oils, hash, and dried herbs inside one vaporizer. The Storm Vaporizer has 5 settings, the incredibly low setting, low medium, medium, medium-high, and high. This mix of settings gives you a large amount of freedom and the ability to pick how high you want to get at that time. You can also plan your already vaped bud around your vaping temperature. This is explained more in the frequently asked questions at the bottom of the article if you’re interested. The Storm Vaporizer never really feels like it’s going to break either, which is a great feeling. It’s thick enough to feel strong, but still small enough to be considered portable. It’s a vape pen, and comes with a cleaning set, tweezers, 3 inserts for the various different cannabis matter you can put inside it, and a vaporizer charging plug. Basically, it comes with everything you need to start vaping herbs instantly. It also comes with gauzes, which stop cannabis flying to the back of your throat and making you feel a bit crap. This is my own personal recommendation and is a fantastic dried herbal vaporizer for just under $100.



2. The Volcano Vaporizer

Volcano VaporizerThe legendary Volcano vape that started it all. Photo by: @highdining.club


Perhaps the best known of all desktop vaporizers, or just vaporizers in general, the volcano vaporizer rose to fame in the early 2000's. It was featured on Super High Me, which helped spread the news that cannabis wasn’t quite as unhealthy as everybody seemed to claim. The main disadvantage of the Volcano Vape is that it’s very very expensive. The other disadvantage is that they’re not portable at all. However, in terms of a medical marijuana vaporizer, it’s probably going to be impossible to find a better one. The main difference between a normal flower vaporizer and the Volcano is that instead of just breathing in the vape straight from the mouthpiece, the Volcano fills an entire bag. It is created using a durable stainless steel outer shell, and the pumps apparently work for years, without any maintenance. The desired temperature is perfected, and this is really the epitome if either medical or recreational cannabis use. The Volcano vape comes with; Volcano table top unit, Easy Valve starter set, Air Filter, cleaning brush, grinder, instruction manual. So you have everything you need to get started right away.



3. Wulf Vape Classic Vaporizer by Wulf Mods


Available in either black or red, these vaporizers are a good choice for those of you looking for a middle of the range vaporizer. They are just under $60, which means that for under 50 pounds you can get yourself this good herbal vaporizer. Although you can get cheaper weed vapes, it’s not recommended for you to get ridiculously cheap ones, unless you’re just trying out vaping. The materials are sometimes really bad, so you need a middle of the pack vape, because if you buy a really cheap one you will need to replace is fairly soon afterwards. This vape is highly capable, and you can easily enjoy your dried herbs of choice in here. It’s portable, it has a stainless steel heating oven, very quick warm up, micro USB charger, and is only 5.5” tall and 1” wide. The main information to be seen in these specs is that the stainless steel encased heating chamber is ceramic, meaning that the speedy heat up time leaves you feeling extremely satisfied. You also get the following extras; Mouthpiece x1, USB cable x1, cleaning brush x1, silicone mouthpiece covers x3, mouthpiece tips x2, screens or gauzes x5. Vs a more expensive vape, this Wulf Mod classic vaporizer will not last quite as long and it’s only for buds, but it’s a good herbal vaporizer for the price, and you should definitely consider it as a first time vaporizer.




4. Boundless CFX Dried Herb Vaporizer

Boundless CFX Dried Herb Vaporizer

Want to vape without bounds?  Try the Boundless CFX Vape. Photo by: @creamcityvapes


Vaping without bounds means one important thing, that you can enjoy a vape which hits hard, has a large enough chamber to place as much herb as you can possible want inside, long battery life so you can sesh all night, a clean finish, and which isn’t incredibly expensive. This is where the Boundless CFX vape steps in, and takes control. Your dried herbs will be blasted into eternity by this large vape, and you can also determine exactly the temperature you want to use. It has a large, powerful 2500mAH battery, which provides huge rips all day and all night. Not only this, but you can also place oil inside your Boundless CFX dried herb vaporizer. It even only takes 3 hours to fully charge, meaning that even if it does run low, it’ll be back in service in no time. Simply place the additional concentrate chamber inside the CFX vape oven for your oil taking enjoyment. You can get something like 15-20 5 minute sessions on a full charge, which almost 2 hours of hardcore toking. If you can use this charge up in one day, then we’ll be impressed.

The full specs of the Boundless CFX dried herb vaporizer are:

  • Battery: Lithium-Ion, 2500mAH, 7.4v
  • Height: 5 inches
  • Weight: 14 ounces
  • Variable temperature settings with the highest being 415 degrees Fahrenheit (212 degrees Celsius)
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • User manual
  • Power adapter and USB cable
  • Wax/concentrate insert to be used with waxes and oils
  • Cleaning brush to help you clean after use
  • Packing tool, meaning you don’t need to worry about pouring dried herbs in


5. Vape Dynamics Hera 2

Vape Dynamics Hera 2

If you're in search of a vape with long battery life and precise temperature controls, look no further. The Vape Dynamics Hera 2 may be the perfect Dry Herb Vaporizer for you! Photo by: @vapedynamics


The Vape Dynamics Hera 2 is considered by many to be on par or to be even more powerful than the Pax Vape. Pax is also very expensive, whereas this vaporizer is actually pretty cheap relative to its competitor. It’s a 2-in-1 vaporizer which could theoretically let you take a hit of a concentrate and a hit of some dried flower at the same time. At the very least it means that you can swap easily between the two. It has a dual-chamber, which means that this should be possible. The vape is very thick, meaning that it’s well-built and should not break easily. It’s a very versatile vaporizer, and it has a simple button which means you can swap between vape modes, as well as simply turning it on and off. The battery is a powerful 2680mAh customer battery, which should allow you to get a full days vaping out of one charge. This vaporizer looks like a walkman, and has a different shape to most vaporizers which look like e-cigarettes. It’s even more portable than a large, thick, vape pen, and can easily be transported and charged on the go. The Vape Dynamics Hera 2 is a good high-end vaporizer, which should not break and should last you a few years. It has 100 different temperature settings and creates high-quality dense vapor.



DESKTOP VAPORIZER (That isn't Volcano)

6. Flowerpot Twax Vaporizer

Flowerpot Twax Vaporizer

Dab and Vape simultaneously with the FlowerPot Twax Vaporizer. Photo by: @newvape.marketing

This vaporizer created by NewVape is an e-nail controller with a class rig, but it also has a method of vaporizing dried herbs. It’s a desktop vaporizer, but because of its extremely handy and safe carry case, you can definitely take it around with you. It’s much easier to pack up and move around than a Volcano Vaporizer. It has a clear convection heating system, which allows you to gently heat both your finest flowers and concentrates. The FlowerPot Twax Vaporizer has the FlowerPot ShowerHead system and was built with top shelf glass and double percolation, allowing for great air flow. It has a fantastic protective case, which allows for moving around easily. A great high-end desktop vaporizer which is still a lot cheaper than the typical Volcano. The only problem with this piece is that you if you drop it on the floor, it may break.




7. G Slim Nova Ground Material Vape

G Slim Nova Ground Material Vape

Affordable yet effective. The G Pen Nova. Photo by:@shakedownli

Created by Grenco Science, leaders in vaporization innovation, the G Pen Nova is probably the cheapest vaporizer which works for both concentrates and ground material. Note the use of the word ground material vape in their title. This is because it’s 100% necessary to grind up the herbs before use, as otherwise they will break the ceramic heating chamber. The battery has only a 300mAh power, meaning that it will only last for a short period of time. Even more amazingly, the Nova Battery is actually compatible with 510 threaded cartridges, and can be charged via micro-USB. It comes with a loading and stirring tool built into the mouthpiece, and concentrates can easily be loaded straight into the tank. It’s a very cheap vape pen, so the user should note that the quality may not be the highest, and it may break easily. However, for a first vape pen for those who want to try vaping concentrates or dried flower, you’re not going to find much better for under 30.




8. Snoop Dogg G Pen Ground Material

Snoop Dogg G Pen Ground Material

Feeling hip? Smoke with Snoop using the Snoop Dogg G Pen Ground Material. Photo by: @hollyweed.shop


This pen is very similar to number 7, except the design. You pay slightly more than the original G Pen Nova, and receive a Snoop Dogg G Pen Ground Material which includes a Snoop Dogg signature print, and will allow you to feel like a real G while smoking some nice herbs. These pens are always very user friendly, and you’ll find that this pen has a great taste and flavour. However, you’re only paying more for aesthetics, so this is your choice.




9. Magic Flight Launch Box

Magic Flight Launch Box

Created in the US of A, this natural, handcrafted beauty is made with real wood and is perfect to take on the road. Photo by: @magicflight

You can choose between maple, cherry, or walnut wood, and you receive a rather beautifully made vaporizer. It also comes with a grinder normally, and the product has recently been updated to make it better. These are american-made portable vaporizers with a 0.5 gram capacity which heats your buds up in less than 5 seconds. It’s very small, but the bud output is healthy. These beautifully hand-crafted pieces are slightly more aesthetically pleasing than they are powerful, as the vapor quality isn’t really as high as some of the others on this list. This means that somewhere in the process of making the vapor, the vapor for these wooden boxes isn’t as thick as is therefore not as powerful.




10. Pax 3 Dual-Use Portable Wax and Dried Flower Vaporizer

PAX 3 Dual Use Portable Wax and Dried Flower Vaporizer

The always sturdy and reliable Pax 3 enjoying a snow day. Photo by: @weedyjays

The Pax is known in the business for being one of the best. However, their latest model, The Pax 3, is particularly expensive but with great perks. You can easily switch between concentrates and dried flower, and has very dense vapor which is going to get you pretty stoned. You get this vapor within 20 seconds, which is a quick warm up time. The latest Pax 3 battery is much more powerful than the Pax 2, but still only lasts 10 sessions per charge. There is also a mobile app which you can download with your Pax 3. Pax is a reliable brand, but in our opinion it’s overpriced. It’s still a good vaporizer, but at over 250 it’s at the high-end.


Frequently Asked Questions About Dry Herb Vaporizers:


What is the best temperature to vape weed?

Most flower vaporizers have a bunch of preset temperatures, there are normally either 3 or 5 colors. It is recommended that you don’t use the lowest temperature or the highest temperature except in certain situations. You should use the lower temperature available if you want to make an overly potent edible. Already vaped bud which had been vaped at a low temperature is actually perfectly decarboxylated cannabis. Decarboxylation is the process through which you turn THCA (raw THC) into THC. This process requires heat, and normally you would have to put weed in the oven in order to decarboxylate it. You can use the highest temperature on a vaporizer to get very high in that moment. The taste isn’t as good and it’s a lot harsher than you might expect. However, it’s slightly more powerful than a bong hit and may take a few moments to kick in. But the already vaped bud created from the highest temperature is nowhere near as potent, because a lot more of the THC has been used. The middle temperature has a great flavour, while also being pretty potent. Finally, it also has potency in the already vaped bud. This makes it the perfect temperature and in my opinion, means that you can get the highest with the nicest taste. Medical marijuana vaporizers are the best in the middle as well, for these reasons.


Can you put kief in a vaporizer?

It is possible to put kief in a vaporizer. The best way to do this is to put an amount of dried flower inside the vaporizing chamber first. Once you’ve done this, you can put a nice amount of kief on top of it. Kief is very potent. Kief is basically the crystals which collect at the bottom of a 3 piece grinder. These grinders have crystal catchers at the bottom, and if you have a nice quality bud then you will find that there are huge amounts of crystals at the bottom. Kief tastes fantastic and gets you incredibly high. That is because the THC content inside kief is very high. If you put kief inside a vaporizer it also means that the already vaped bud is more potent as well.


How should I go about cleaning my vaporizer and keeping it in the best condition?

First of all, if you buy a cheap vaporizer, be incredibly careful. There are two main things that can go wrong with these vaporizers. They can break if you drop them very easily, and if the mouthpiece breaks you will have to buy a new one. These can be pretty difficult to find, especially if you bought from a third party. While it’s not completely impossible to find them, it’s pretty difficult to find the specific

mouthpiece for the specific herbal vaporizer which you have. Another problem is that cheap vapes can melt the plastic mouthpieces. This means you could potentially inhale plastic, which can obviously do you quite a lot of damage. This also means that the mouthpiece will be broken as well. Another tip you can use to make sure your herbal vape battery lasts for as long as possible is to allow it to run to 0% when using it, and then charge it to 100% every time. This means that the battery will last longer, and means that you won’t have to replace it. This is very worth doing as it means you don’t have to spend more money constantly replacing the battery.


What is the proper way to vape? Vape tips?

With a dry herbal vaporizer, it’s pretty simple, you normally need to press the on button a few times, wait for it to heat up, and then simply toke on it. Some other pens require you to press the button when you’re hitting it. It really depends. The medium setting is definitely the best one, and you can get vapes which allow you to vape not only dried herbs but also concentrates, hash, and shatter. You can also get a portable vape pen or a tabletop vaporizer, depending on what you need it for. If you’re looking for a portable vape pen, then buy yourself a pen vape. If you’re medicating at home, you should definitely look towards buying a tabletop vaporizer, as these are much higher quality and much healthier.


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Written by: Hamish | Cover Photo by: @paxvapor

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