This video is from 2018, but it’s still surprisingly relevant – the vape industry doesn’t move that fast.
Skip the flowermates, they’re not aging as well. Healthy Rips has a new Rogue out that’s my new absolute favorite budget and starter vape at $169. Arizer Air and Solo OGs are cheap as hell right now, likely being discontinued soon.
Dry herb vapes don’t have to be expensive to be good anymore! As marijuana becomes more mainstream, more companies are investing in dry herb vape technology. There are now dozens of affordable dry herb vapes available.
These are all respectable cheap dry herb vapes. There’s no junk vapes on this list
Every dry herb vaporizer on this list can be purchased for less than $150. That seems like an agreeable definition of “cheap”. The cheapest vape on the list is $59 and it’s one of my favorite vapes.
These vaporizers will pay for themselves in cannabis savings and efficiency and you’ll be thanking me before you’re finished with your first eighth.
9 Best Cheap Dry Herb Vaporizers – Full Review Video
In this video I review and demonstrated the 9 vaporizers on my list of cheap dry herb vapes. This video shows how each of the vaporizers work, how they’re loaded, and what the vapor experience looks like. You’ll also see the effects of vaping weed in the process.
Best Budget Dry Herb Vapes
|VapCap M – Cheapest Dry Herb Vaporizer||$59||9/10||Torch Powered||GHWV VapCaps|
|Flowermate V5s||$79||6.5/10||Not Removable||Flowermate 5s Review|
|Xvape Starry||$99||6/10||Removable 18650||Starry Review|
|Boundless CF||$110||6/10||Not Removable||Boundless CF Review|
|Flowermate V5 Nano||$129||7.5/10||Removable 18650||N/A|
|Xvape FOG||$129||8/10||Removable 18650||Fog Review|
|Arizer Air 1||$131||8/10||Removable 18650||Arizer Air Review|
|Fury 2 – Best Beginner Dry Herb Vape||$139||9/10||Not Removable||Fury 2 Video & Review|
|Pax 2||$149||5.5/10||Not Removable||Pax 3 Review|
The Vapcap produces some of the quickest and tastiest vapor available.I consider the VapCap M a must-own vaporizer, as long as you’re comfortable with small pocket-torches. Vapcap Vaporizers come in a variety of upgrades and options. The VapCap M is the most affordable dry herb vape available. Use code TROYTIME to save 10% @ Dynavap.com
The Xvape Starry is a Pax-Killer. This ONE-HUNDRED DOLLAR vape comes with a nice 4-piece grinder AND a tight-vac dry herb storage container.
The Starry features full temp control, magnetic mouthpiece, and a removable 18650 battery.
I like the vapor from the Starry better than I like the vapor from a Pax. This is a fantastic value from Planet of the Vapes.
The Fury 2 is a powerful little dry herb by Healthy Rips. Before the recent price drop, this vape was $150 and selling like hotcakes. Its hybrid heating offers the most pleasurable vapor of any vape on this list. Watch my Fury 2 review video.
The Fury 2 bowl holds as little as .05 and as much as .2g – small enough for microdosing and big enough for sharing.
The Fury 2 is available for $100 at Healthy Rips
Flowermate was the first reliable budget vape and the V5 Nano is the latest iteration in that classic design. The V5 Nano is a basic conduction vape with full temperature control and a removable 18650 battery.
You’ll get about 5 bowls per charge and each bowl will give you about 8 minutes of vapor.
This vape is easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to share. Vapor taste and quality are good enough.
Available at Puffitup and Planet of the Vapes
The original Arizer Air may not have the sexy colors and fancy full temp interface as the newest Air II, but it literally vapes exactly the same and there’s really no point in spending the extra money.
The Arizer Air has the lowest maintenance of any vape on this list. The stem packs .1-.2g of dry herb and produces about 10 minutes of vapor.
The Air takes a minute or two to get fully heated and it will take 8+ minutes to fully extract the bowl.
The all glass vapor path produces pure tasting vapor and is incredibly easy to clean.
Available at Puffitup and Planet of the Vapes.
The Boundless CF is an easy to use dry herb vape with a larger bowl than the other vapes on this list.
The hybrid conduction/convection oven holds .2 – .5g of dry herb / cannabis and heats up in about 30 seconds. Expect 6 to 9 minutes of thick and tasty vapor.
The Boundless CF is perfect for heavy users, groups, and vapor bonging.
Pick up the CF from Puffitup or Planet of the Vapes
It’s slightly odd to refer to the Pax as a budget vape, but with the Pax 3’s recent price drop the Pax 2 has become affordable.
For $150 the Pax 2 is a reliable, stealthy vape that’s easy to use and even easier to hide and carry.
The Pax 2 and 3 produce OK vapor. Definitely lower half of the vapor quality scale compared to other vapes on this list.
The Xvape Fog is the 2nd vape on the budget vape list to utilize convection/hybrid heating.
The vapor from the Fog is more pleasing and more potent than *most* other vapes on this list.
The Fog features a removable 18650 battery and a stainless steel bowl, but it lacks full temperature control and the interface is a bit clunky and primitive.
This is a simple and affordable vaporizer. The glass mouthpiece gives a nice clean flavor and stows away in the bottom of the device for ultimate portability. The oven, or bowl, holds enough flower for 2 or 3 bake-offs for low tolerance users. High tolerance users will still find satisfaction by utilizing the hotter of Flowermates 3 temperature settings, or by vaping 2 or more sessions in a row. The 5.0s rechargeable battery holds enough charge for several days, at several sessions each day. It heats up quickly, is relatively efficient, and produces great vapor flavor.
The Flowermate V5s has been on the market for several years and has proven to be a reliable easy-to-use vape.
It’s a great value at $77 after coupon PUFFEDUP.
Cheap DESKTOP Vaporizer
Desktops are typically expensive, with the best desktop vapes often costing more than $400!
The Arizer EQ is the only budget desktop vape I really recommend. It’s a convection vape that can be used with a whip or with vape balloons.
Other Cheap Dry Herb Vapes?
There are many cheap weed vapes on the market and most of them are garbage. If it’s not listed above you should probably avoid it – but just in case you have your heart set on a Snoop Dog G-pen…
Here’s a list of cheap dry herb vapes to AVOID.
Gpen Elite – AVOID! The jury is out on this one. Professional reviewers often recommend the Elite despite countless instances of product failures, defects, melt-downs, etc. Hit up any user-based review website and you’ll find thousands of warnings regarding the Gpen Elite. Any positive review of this product should be scrutinized and ignored.
G-Slim Dry Herb Pen – AVOID – “For $25, what do you have to lose!?” the shill reviews often claim. My answer – TWENTY FIVE BUCKS. I got mine for free and it was so bad I went out and bought a 2nd one just to make sure. The regret is very real. Buy a few pre-rolled joints instead.
MegaToke AVOID! – Weedtubers are often recommending this “vape” – which goes to show their lack of credibility. The Megatoke is a combustion device. It heats the weed until it combusts in a controlled environment. Not a vape. Avoid.
Snoop Dogg Gpen – Snoop I love you dog, but this was a tragic error in judgment and a huge step backward for the dry herb vape market. This COMBUSTION DEVICE has left a bad taste in the mouths of eager-to-vape cannabis users who blindly trusted a rapper.
Mig Vapor Dry Herb Tank – Another attempt from someone in the e-cigarette space trying to make money off of cannabis without ever touching it… This one isn’t as terrible as the Megatoke, but it’s still not worth wasting your money on. If you want something that fits a 510 battery / box mod, check out my list of recommended dry herb vape tanks.
X-vape Avant – I really want to like this one. The interface is nice and the vapor isn’t bad, but the airpath isn’t isolated and that means your vapor could also contain dangerous toxins from off-gassing Chinese electronics. I prefer my vapor to be 100% THC and cannabinoids, thanks.