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Honest & Transparent Dry Herb Vaporizer Reviews

My dry herb vape reviews and recommendations are objective and unbiased.

My vape testing is vigorous and thorough. I test all the vapes and review the best dry herb and concentrate vapes.

I vape daily and am continually testing and comparing products to provide the most up-to-date weed vape news and reviews.

Watch my videos to get a better understanding of how all of the vapes work.

Portable Dry Herb Vapes

Need to smoke stealthy? These tiny THC vaporizers use loose leaf to keep you medicated on the go.

Vapes for Bongs

Looking to vape through a bong? I’ve put together a list of vapes that work with bongs and mimic bong smoking – but with vapor!

Ball Vapes & Hard Hitters

Ready for the Big Leagues? These heavy hitting vaporizers are not for beginners.
Ball vapes are known for single-hit extractions packing more THC and more flavor than any other cannabis consumption method.

Dry Herb Vape 101

What are Dry Herb Vapes?

Dry Herb Vaporizers are a healthier alternative to smoking cannabis.

Herb vapes are loaded with ground cannabis or whole nugs!

Smoking weed the traditional way destroys 76% of THC.  Dry Herb Vapes waste nothing – even the leftover ABV can be eaten to get high again.

Dry Herb Vaporizers can extract more THC and cannabinoids than smoking!

How Do Dry Herb Vapes Work?

Dry herb vaporizers are essentially “heat not burn” technology. 

Ground cannabis is loaded into a bowl and heated. The vapor is inhaled and enjoyed immediately.

How many hits? / When do I stop vaping?

Dry herb vapes are slower than smoking and often require multiple inhales. Many of the best portable dry herb vaporizers on the market take 5-10 minutes to finish vaping a bowl, which ends up being 8-14 hits.

More modern hard-hitting vapes are designed to extract quickly – even in one hit!

Stop vaping when it tastes bad and is extracted to your level of satisfaction. Some people toss half-green bowls, others roast until it’s coffee brown. It’s subjective!


Dry Herb Vape 101

Conduction vs Convection Vapes

Often oversimplified and rarely explained, the topic of convection vs conduction can be daunting – but it doesn’t need to be!

Conduction vapes extract thoroughly and provide a stoney high. Portable vapes like the Pax and Davinci utilize conduction heating over a slower vape session. Weed is packed tight and vapor is sipped casually, mouth to lung.
Portable Conduction Vapes include Pax 2/3, Davinci Vapes, Xvape Aria, and more.

Convection Vapes use hot air instead of a hot oven to vape your herbs. Vapor from convection vaporizers has more flavor and a “heady” high. 

Daily smokers tend to prefer convection vapes and convection-conduction hybrid vapes.

My favorite portable convection vapes are the Xmax V3 Pro and Airvape Legacy Pro.

Hybrid Vaporizers utilize both Conduction & Convection for maximum extraction power.  The most preferred vapes, and my favorites, are all hybrid.

Portables like the Mighty+, Rogue, and PotV ONE are all hybrid vaporizers.
Desktops: Flowerpot B2 

Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers

Airvape / Apollo Vaporizers

Airvape makes a few affordable vape options that are worthy. My favorites are the Airvape Legacy PRO and Airvape GO XS

Arizer Portable Vapes

Arizer is a Canadian brand responsible for several desktop and portable vapes. They’re respectable products that produce tasty vapor, but they’re slow to extract.
Portable Arizer vapes: Arizer Solo 2, Arizer Air 2, Arizer Argo.

Boundless Vaporizers 

Boundless is a Chinese-made vaporizer with California-based headquarters.
Portable devices: Boundless CF, Boundless CFX, Boundless CFX+ (just released March 2022)

Pax Vaporizers

The Pax 2 and Pax 3 vape is one of the most popular dry herb vaporizers on the market. While it’s not high on my list, it’s still a worthy product. See my Pax 3 Review

Healthy Rips

Healthy Rips bring us a few well-known and trusted portable vaporizers. The Rogue is my current top pick for portables. The smaller Fury Edge is just as good with just a few downgrades.

Dynavap Vaporizers

 The Dynavap Vapcap is a game-changer and I truly believe every vaporist needs one in their arsenal of cannabis devices. If you’re new to vapes or Dynavap, hit up my Dynavap 101 for a full introduction and in-depth guide to the Dynaverse.

Davinci Vaporizers

Davinci Vaporizers have been around for years. Their original Davinci vape and the Davinci Ascent helped shape the face of today’s vape market. Today, Davinci offers the IQ2 and IQC as conduction vapes. These portable vapes offer a mouth-to-lung experience similar to Pax, or a blunt.


Flowermate vapes like the V5 and its variants set the bar for budget vapes These conduction-heated portable vapes are reliable and widespread throughout headshops and online vape stores alike. Flowermate isn’t very active in vape tech development these days, but they’re still producing affordable vapes with decent entry-level performance.

Storz & Bickel Portable Vapes

In addition to the Volcano, S&B also makes medical-grade, high-quality portable vaporizers.
The Mighty+ is my most used portable vape. The Crafty+ is their other portable with half the power and a simplified temp control interface.

Sticky Brick Labs

The Sticky Brick vaporizers are some of the most agile vapes available. These butane-powered convection vapes are made of wood, glass, and magnets. They hit hard and they hit fast.

Tafee Bowle

The Tafee Bowle brings high-performance dry herb vape extraction in a new and unique vehicle. The Bowle is a vape built into a drinking cup. The two functions are completely separate. It’s a weed vape with an optional cup.

Vestratto Anvil

The Anvil is a new butane heavy-hitting micro-doser. Similar to the Dynavap, but with added convection and copper thermal battery system. This is a badass vape but at a badass price.

Xmax / Xvape

This company makes some pretty nice battery-powered vapes. The Xvape division brings us the XLUX Roffu, the FOG – and The ARIA, which is a Chong’s Choice labeled vaporizer in addition to one of my top recommended.
The Xmax V3 Pro, from the Xmax group, is also one of today’s most recommended budget portable vapes.

Desktop Vaporizers

Arizer Extreme Q

Arizer sells several versions of their desktop vaporizer.

The V-Tower is the most basic, with no fan or balloons, just whips.

The Extreme Q and XQ2 both have nice electronics and a fan for blowing bags. These are nice starter vapes, but not heavy hitters.

Cannabis Hardware

Formerly “New Vape”, is a maker of high-end titanium desktop vaporizers, e-nails, and even rosin presses.
The B1 and B2 Flowerpot “Baller Heads” are the hardest-hitting herb vapes available on the market currently.

Their new B-Zero (B-0) hits just as hard for significantly less money! The B0 has been my daily driver for the last few weeks without any loss of satisfaction.

Ditanium Vaporizer E-nail

The Ditanium is an old-school ceramic rod/titanium head herb vape with a new school quartz dish right on top! The Ditanium can vape herb and dab, even at the same time.

Epic Vape E-Nano

Now known as Epic Kai, these log vapes are known for their affordable pricing, long-term reliability and compact footprint. Log vapes are often in use all day and remain powered on and warm 24/7.

Old Head

Old Head has two powerful ball vapes on their resume – the Hot Rod (now retired), and the Old Head Freight Train. The Freight Train is one of the hardest-hitting dry herb vapes available.

Storz & Bickel Volcano

Storz & Bickel has been around for 20+ years and is the inventor of the Volcano vaporizor.
Desktops: Volcano Classic and Volcano Hybrid, and The Plenty

Underdog Log Vapes

Underdog is an American-made log vape that’s been on the market and respected longer than I’ve been reviewing vapes (2014)

Qaromashop Vapes

The Malaysian-made ball vapes use a PID and coil to produce an injector vape. Qaroma is the all quartz version, Ceroma is ceramic, and Taroma is titanium. I liked the Taroma best but still prefer my Flowerpot overall.

WoodScents Log Vaporizer

Ed’s TNT is a maker of fine wooden vape accessories as well as a luxury log vaporizer – The WoodScents Log Vaporizer

The WoodScents Log is different than other log vapes because it’s compatible with the Dynavap tip.

Out of Date Vapes / Retired

Vapor Bros Desktop Vape

I don’t really recommend this vape anymore, but it’s still widely available at headshops all around the world. 

VapeXhale Cloud Evo

The Cloud Evo was a great desktop vape with full convection power and pure glass flavor. VapeXhale went out of business in 2022.

Are Dry Herb Vaporizers Healthy?

Dry herb vaporizers extract the THC and cannabinoids directly from the ground cannabis or dry herb without smoke or combustion. 

This type of weed vape uses as little as .05g of ground cannabis and will give you a cleaner and clearer high than smoking – while extracting nearly twice the amount of THC and cannabinoids. 

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