STOP! Before you go out buying a vape because it’s POPULAR, I implore you to explore the helpful guide to portable vaporizers I’ve put together below. (Looking at you Pax & Volcano buyers)

Scan through the Vape Help & Best Of topics below for quick tips and recommendations.

What are the BEST Portable Vaporizers?

The vapes on this list are the best portable vapes on my vape shelf. These are the ones I’d carry and use. There’s nothing low quality or shady on this list.

Which portable vaporizer is best for you?

I’ve highlighted the primary decision factors to consider when choosing a vaporizer and organized this page to help you find the best vape for you.

Hardest Hitting Portable Vaporizers

Portable vaporizers can’t yet compete with the extreme power of modern hard-hitting ball vapes, but several vapes come close!

The TinyMight ships from Finland and features a full-convection heater and all-glass vapor path. It’s a hard-hitting portable that tastes great.

The Mighty+ is my #1 portable and many consider it a heavy hitter. It’s my daily carry outside of the house!

If you’re into using the smallest amount of cannabis possible, both the Dynavap and the Anvil can produce potent vapor with extremely small chambers. Both of these vapes have a small learning curve, but they’re easy to nail after two or three bowls.

The hardest hitting portable vaporizers are the Sticky Bricks, The Anvil, Airvape Legacy Pro, and the Tetra P80

Best Cheap Vaporizer

I get it, you’re on a budget. Being cheap doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice though!

By far the best bang-for-your-buck vaporizer is the Dynavap. The new Dynavap B is a budget-friendly $49. The M is an all-stainless-steel vape that will last a lifetime. Or pick up the BB3 glass stemmed vapcap for an affordable all-glass vape that fits 14mm bongs natively!

If torch-powered portables aren’t for you and the Dynavap Induction Heaters aren’t your thing, there are still several cheap portables I recommend.

The electronic Airvape XS GO is a portable herb vape the size of a thumb drive! It offers Pax-like performance for a mere $69.

Upgrading in style, features, and performance – but still, on a budget – the Xmax V3 Pro checks a lot of boxes at only $100.

 

Best for Beginners

If this is your very first vape, you’re probably looking for something easy and affordable.  Heavy smokers will likely desire something like a Sticky Brick or a Dynavap to satisfy their palette as they transition from smoking. The Mighty and the TinyMight are both good electronic portable options for heavy smokers looking for convection. If you prefer more of the stony/couch-lock high, start with a conduction vape like the Starry or CFX+. Both are more affordable than the higher-end Pax and Davinci vaporizers. 

Non-smoking first-time vaporists have a much easier life. Electronic portables like the Xmax V3 Pro and PotV One are perfect for casual cannabis users. If you plan to vape daily, you’ll probably want to upgrade to a Rogue, Crafty, or Mighty+.

Best Battery Life

Battery life is important if you plan to be away from a power source for more than a few bowls.

The portable vape with the best battery is the Arizer Solo 2, it can vape 12+ bowls per charge and it’s charged via USB-C so you can even add a battery pack. The Mighty+ vapes 8-10 bowls per charge.

If you prefer vapes with removable batteries, there’s a full list here. My favorites are the Airvape Legacy Pro, Arizer Air Max, Argo, Roffu, and the V3 Pro.

Butane Vaporizers

Butane vapes are great for disconnecting from the grid and getting high without batteries and plugs.

The Dynavap is the most popular portable butane vaporizer because it offers a familiar interface. The Dynavap Vapcap loads like a one-hitter, but vapes the weed instead of smoking it.

Vaporizers like the Sticky Bricks use the hot air from torch lighters as convection heat to vaporize your herbs.

The Vapman is a peculiar interface with an oddly rewarding ritual and out-of-this-world flavor!

Around the House Portables

Is this real life? You’re a grown-ass adult and you can vape weed in every room of the house, but you still want to put away the vape and travel with it. The Mighty+ and the Arizer Solo 2 are the best portable vapes for around-the-house vaping. Also consider the RogueTetra P80, and TinyMight.

The Sticky Brick vapes are especially fun to use around the house, and especially functional because they’re one of the quickest vapes available.

Portable Vapes with Largest Chambers

While most vapes specialize in smaller amounts, several vapes have larger herb chambers capable of holding .3g or more!

The Davinci IQ2 and IQC are capable of holding .3g to .5g if you really pack it in there! I find it still works best with .2g, but it still performs with an overpacked bowl.

The Pax 2 and Pax 3 both have a large bowl if packed tightly. The Pax vaporizer will hold between .25g and .5g. The tighter you pack it, the longer it takes to vape.

The Boundless CFX+ has a large hybrid conduction convection bowl for a smoother vapor than the Pax and Davinci. It will hold .3g

Vapes for Micro Dosing (Small Chamber)

Almost all vaporizers can be considered good for Micro Dosing when compared to smoking joints or blunts. Dry herb vapes typically use .1g to .3g.

The Dynavap Vapcap has one of the smallest chambers and can vaporize as little as .01g or as much as .15g per use.

The Anvil is my favorite micro-dosing heavy hitter that qualifies as a portable.

Both of those vapes are butane powered. If you prefer electronic portables, the following all do great with small amounts:

Xmax V3 Pro
Airvape Legacy Pro
-Xvape Roffu
-Mighty/Mighty+
-Crafty+

Vapes for Bongs

I have a whole page dedicated to the best vapes for bongs! I almost always use a bong or a bubbler for the smoothest and coolest vapor possible. My current favorites are the B-Zero and B2 from Flowerpot.

These portable vapes are perfect for pairing with your favorite glassware.

The Dynavap BB series fits 14mm

Stealthy Dry Herb Vapes

There are a few things to consider if you’re trying to hide your vape. The look and size are important because the vaporizer will likely remain hidden both in and out of use. Heat-up time is also crucial to vaping weed without getting caught.

Small, on-demand vaporizers like the Xmax V3 Pro are the size of the average vape pen and heat up near instantly – perfect for hidden hits.

Dynavap can be extremely stealthy with an Induction heater or a torch – but they don’t provide sneaky hits in public.

Other On-Demand vaporizers like the Tafee Bowle, Airvape Legacy Pro, Xvape Roffu, and Tinymight can also provide super fast stealthy hits.

Super small portable vapes like the Pax 3 and Davinci IQ are tiny and easy to hide, but they vape slow and can’t be used to “sneak a hit” like on-demand vapes.

Convection Vaporizers

If you’re looking for convection, you’re looking for flavor. These vapes deliver.

Small, on-demand vaporizers like the Xmax V3 Pro, Airvape Legacy Pro, Xvape Roffu, and Tinymight are the most popular convection vapes. 

Very few portable convection vapes can compare to desktop vapes. Don’t expect ball-vape performance from any portable. 

 

Dynavap can be extremely stealthy with an Induction heater or a torch – but they don’t provide sneaky hits in public.

Other On-Demand vaporizers like the Tafee Bowle, can also provide super fast stealthy hits.

 

Conduction Vaporizers

Portable Conduction vapes are great for that heavier stone like smoking delivers.

Vapes like Dynavap are mostly conduction and have a smoking-like experience.

Battery-powered conduction vapes like the Pax 3 and Davinci IQ are tiny and easy to hide, but they vape slow and can’t be used to “sneak a hit” like on-demand vapes.

Other portable conduction vapes: Xvape Aria, Xvape Ace, and Xvape Starry

Dry Herb Vape Pens

Herb vapes are *very* different than typical Vape Pens. Instead of relying on wasteful cartridges, these vaporizers still utilize ground cannabis or ‘dry herb’.

The Xmax V3 Pro is the best herb vape that fits the “Vape Pen” size qualifications.  It heats up super fast and delivers big flavorful clouds. 

The Dynavap is the smallest vaporizer available, even smaller than most pod-based vape pens. It’s a battery-free vaporizer with a massive market of options and accessories.

Mighty Vape

Mighty+

$320 after coupon

Mighty+ Review

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The Mighty+ is my most used and most carried portable vaporizer. 

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 93% 93%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 90% 90%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 92% 92%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 99% 99%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 91% 91%

The Mighty+ is my most used and most recommended portable dry herb vape. It’s easy to use and fun to share. The vapor is full, fluffy, and delicious and the Mighty is very easy to load, unload, and reload. The Mighty doesn’t have a replaceable battery. It has 2 internal 18650 batteries and will vape 8+ bowls per charge.  More Info

Mighty OG

Mighty OG

$279 after coupon

Mighty+ Review

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The Mighty OG is the same great vaporizer as the Mighty+ but without the USB-C charging and nonstick ceramic bowl.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 93% 93%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 90% 90%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 92% 92%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 99% 99%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 90% 90%

The Mighty OG reigned King of the Vapes until it was dethroned by the Mighty+ The Mighty OG has an aluminum bowl instead of ceramic coated and it uses a wall plug to charge instead of USB.  More Info

Crafty Plus

Crafty+

$223 after coupon

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Crafty+ packs the same perfect vapor as the Mighty, but in a smaller, less featured package.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 93% 93%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 90% 90%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 92% 92%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 94% 94%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 93% 93%

I wasn’t really a fan of the Crafty until they updated the Crafty+ version to a better battery. I’d still rather carry the Mighty+ and have a few extra bowls worth of power and easy temp control, but the Crafty+ offers the same great vapor in a smaller-sized vape.

Airvape Legacy Pro

Airvape Legacy Pro

$269

Legacy Pro Review

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The Legacy Pro is my favorite On-Demand vaporizer and the one I’d carry for sneaking tasty hits in public.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 97% 97%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 96% 96%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 75% 75%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 90% 90%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 93% 93%

Airvape Legacy Pro is a great option if you’re looking for an on-demand vape with super tasty vapor. In session mode, it’s tastier than the Mighty and it extracts more quickly too. Watch my full review to see why I still carry the Mighty

Airvape Legacy Pro

Xmax V3 Pro

$109

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The V3 Pro is a high-performance vape in a small package. Full convection and removable 18650 battery.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 90% 90%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 90% 90%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 95% 95%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 75% 75%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 99% 99%

The V3 Pro is a nice little full convection vape. It tastes great and is easy to maintain. Since it’s full convection, there is a slight learning curve to the draw technique, but the learning is nothing to worry about. If extra huffing and puffing is a turn-off, avoid this vape and get a vape with hybrid heating – like the Rogue or PotV One.

The Anvil

Anvil

$229

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The Anvil SLAPS HARD with a tiny amount of herb. It’s a torch-powered vaporizer with a therapeutic ritual.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 95% 95%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 98% 98%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 75% 75%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 80% 80%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 90% 90%

The Anvil is a hard-hitting vaporizer that compares to heavy-hitting desktops and ball vapes. The secret is in the copper core and torch-heated thermal battery. While the Anvil is small and pocket-able, using it on the go is challenging.

HR Rogue vaporizer

Rogue

$159 w/freebies

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The Rogue is as close to the Mighty as you can get with half of the budget.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 89% 89%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 91% 91%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 92% 92%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 91% 91%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 90% 90%

The Rogue is the largest in the line of Fury vaporizers. Its larger bowl is more comparable to the Mighty and Crafty. It’s equally as easy to use, share, and reload and the Rogue has a powerful battery too!  Very good vapor and extraction from this easy-to-use portable vape. If the Rogue is too big, hit up the Fury 2, PotV One, or Fury Edge.

Fury 2 Portable Vaporizer

Fury 2

  • RECOMMENDATION: 90% 90%

$99

Free Glass Mouthpiece

Free Glass WPA

Free Glass Bubbler*

Stainless steel chamber

PotV One

PotV One

  • RECOMMENDATION: 90% 90%

$99

Free Glass Mouthpiece

Teal Color Option

PotV Buyers Assurance

Titanium Chamber

Fury Edge

Fury Edge

  • RECOMMENDATION: 90% 90%

$129

2 Mouthpieces

Free WPA

Larger Battery than Fury 2/One

Smaller Battery than Rogue

Stainless Chamber

TinyMight

TinyMight

$269

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The TinyMight is a great little vape with both on-demand and sesh mode and removable battery, and a glass vapor path.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 94% 94%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 91% 91%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 92% 92%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 90% 90%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 90% 90%

The TinyMight has a mild learning curve to use and master, but it’s worth it. I recommend picking up the glass WPA and an additional mouthpiece with an extra cooling unit. This manufacturer ships from Finland, or you can pick it up from Vgoodiez.

Dynavap Ms

Dynavap Vapcap

$79-$250

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Butane torch powered or induction heater powered.

A palm-sized powerhouse in a microdosing format.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 86% 86%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 96% 96%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 93% 93%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 69% 69%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 92% 92%

The Dynavap Vapcap is a must-have for any cannabis enthusiast or micro-doser. It provides a fun and familiar vaping method and an oddly satisfying experience.

Which Dynavap is right for you?

Start out with the Dynavap B if this is your first vape! It’s the simplest and the cheapest Dynavap model that uses a silicon stem and a stainless steel half-bowl.

The Dynavap B holds as little as .01 or as much as .1g

The M is an all-stainless steel version with a larger bowl and more o-rings. It’s $30 more than the B and can hold twice as much in its bowl.

The Vong and BB stems are both compatible with bongs and bubblers. The Vong is better for carrying or traveling with its titanium crowns and wooden or titanium centerpieces.

BB glass stems come in a variety of sizes and colors for affordable at-home bong usage. These glass stems offer condenser-free vapor with an all-glass vapor path. They’re tasty, but the balls do gunk up fast.

The Omni is the most luxurious and lightest of the Dynavap vaporizers. It’s an all-titanium device with an adjustable airport and twisted condenser cooling.

The Omni is my favorite Dynavap to carry.

Please reach out in Discord if you need personal vape help. There is also a strong Dynavap community presence as well!

Sticky Brick Portable Vapes

Sticky Brick Vaporizers

$129

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Sticky Bricks can hit hard and fast or soft and slow. They’re the quickest heating portable vaporizer and a true instant-on as they’re powered by a small butane torch.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 93% 93%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 97% 97%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 96% 96%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 70% 70%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 83% 83%

Sticky Brick Vapes are hand-made in the USA out of responsibly harvested woods and borosilicate glass. The Runt and the Junior are my favorites in the lineup, but the OG is super fun to hit. If you plan to carry your vape, the Sticky Brick Jr is your best bet – it has a magnetic cover to protect the glass.

Butane Vapes Similar to Sticky Bricks

I like Sticky Bricks because they’re handmade with tools and people and they’re available worldwide.

A few other makers are making wooden butane vapes as well.

Oconnel Woodworks has an array of vapes that he makes in his shop. I have several and they’re very nice. He’s been around for several years and he makes good products.

Doug’s Woodery makes a NOVA that is similar to the Sticky Brick Jr.  The NOVA design borrows elements from both Sticky Brick and Oconnel Woodworks.

Red Eye Flight Control makes a JetDryV that adapts to bongs and has a wonderful reputation. I have yet to add this one to my collection, but it’s spoken of very highly by trusted community members.

Tafee Bowle Portable Vape Cup

Tafee Bowle

$360

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Tafee Bowle is currently unavailable 🙁

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 89% 89%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 91% 91%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 92% 92%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 99% 99%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 88% 88%

OUT OF STOCK EVERYWHERE  – The Tafee Bowle is a fantastic little vape disguised as a cup! Perfect for walking around the golf course or country club “drinking water” and vaping weed. The Cup and the Vape are not related or connected.

Solo 2 Portable Vaporizer

Arizer Solo 2

$129

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The Solo 2 is the easiest vape to clean and maintain while having tasty vapor and great battery life.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 93% 93%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 87% 87%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 96% 96%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 90% 90%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 90% 90%

The Solo 2 used to cost $300 and it was competitive with the Mighty. Now that it’s $130 it’s hard to ignore! The all-glass vapor path gives the Arizer Solo 2 an upper hand in the flavor department and the super large internal battery powers through about 13 bowls per charge.

Best portable arizer vape - ArGo

Arizer ArGo

$129

Argo Review

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The Argo is the size of a deck of cards and packs the same great vapor as the Solo 2.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 93% 93%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 87% 87%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 96% 96%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 90% 90%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 93% 93%

The Argo is tiny and full of features. The all-glass vapor path is concealed and protected while the spring-top is extended. The ArGo has a removable 18650 battery and full temp control. It ships with two stems. 

The Arizer Argo is fun to carry, but with a higher tolerance, I find myself vaping 3 or 4 bowls in a row and not getting high.

Arizer Air 2 Portable Vape

Arizer Air MAX

$199

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The Air Max has the same great Arizer portable vaporizer benefits, plus a HUGE removable battery.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 93% 93%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 87% 87%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 96% 96%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 90% 90%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 93% 93%

The Air Max replaces the legendary Arizer Air 2.  It’s a slim-style vape, similar to a vape pen with a glass stem. The removable 20650 battery is large enough to vape about 12 bowls per charge.

All of the Arizer portables vapes have essentially the same vapor with subtle feature differences. See the Arizer page for deeper analysis.

Xvape Roffu Portable Convection

Xvape Roffu

$180

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High Tech and High Class
Full convection on-demand

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 93% 93%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 87% 87%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 86% 86%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 85% 85%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 93% 93%

The Roffu is a classy and powerful vaporizer with luxurious features. It has both on-demand and session mode and utilizes full-convection heating.

The Roffu is good at microdosing, holding as little as .05g or as much as .15g

Portable Conduction Vapes

Conduction vaporizers vape slower and heat your herb continuously.  The effects from conduction vapes are typically more “stony” and sedative.

Davinci IQ2 portable vape colors

Davinci IQ2 / IQC

$199-$295

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The Davinci IQ is my favorite pure conduction vape. It’s super fun to carry and built like a tank! 

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 86% 86%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 91% 91%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 88% 88%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 94% 94%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 95% 95%

The all-metal body Davinci IQ2 and IQ-C are classy and powerful vapes with a removable battery for true portability. 

The cheaper IQ-C lacks adjustable airflow like the more expensive IQ2. The IQ2 also boasts better materials and dosage tracking software built into the vape! 

Daily vape users may find the conduction vapor irritating to their throat and should look upwards on the list for convection or convection hybrid vaporizers.

Best Conduction Portable Pax 3

Pax 2 / Pax 3

$150-250

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Often touted as the iPhone of weed vapes, the Pax vaporizer fits in the palm of the hand.

  • VAPOR FLAVOR & QUALITY: 80% 80%
  • POTENCY / EXTRACTION: 91% 91%
  • CLEANING & MAINTENANCE: 90% 90%
  • USABILITY & ABILITY TO SHARE: 92% 92%
  • SIZE / PORTABILITY: 93% 93%

The Pax vaporizer is extremely popular for its small size and easy interface. First time vaporizer owners will appreciate the simple bowl and sippable robust vapor.

Daily vape users may find the conduction vapor irritating to their throat and should look upwards on the list for convection or convection hybrid vaporizers.

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