Every year, vape devices are spiking in popularity. Whether you’re smoking flowers, concentrates or oils, there is a vape product for everyone! There’s sooo many out there so I’ve narrowed it down to a few of my favorites for 2021. All are lightweight, easy to use, and discreet – and we’ll look at a couple other factors like price point, vapor quality, and style. Check out the top portable vaporizers of the year so far.
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For Dry Herb
A lot of people associate vaporizers with vape liquids and synthetics and often overlook the fact that you can get dry herp vapes to consume your high-quality flower at exactly the right temperature. More terpenes, more flavor, and better effects.
The Firefly 2+ is a really cool device. It’s small and lightweight with decent battery life and fast charging. It heats up very quickly and you can pick from six different temperature settings between 338° and 437° Fahrenheit, allowing users to get the perfect vapor density with each strain. For example, THCV strains burn better at slightly higher temps than THC. Obviously you can’t make these type of distinctions when smoking.
What’s also interesting about the Firefly 2+ is that all these settings are controlled by the Firefly app. This can be a double-edged sword as it allows for a user-friendly interface but can be problematic if you’re having connection issues or your phone is dead or something like that.
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It can take a bit of getting used to, because you need to take a slower draw to get a nice, smooth, full-bodied hit, but once you get used to it really delivers the perfect vapor. Its efficient design makes it easy to use, clean and maintain, making it one of the most convenient portable vaporizers for those who are on the go, or in any situation.
Arizer Solo 2
Arizer Solo 2 made the list for two main reasons – one: it produces excellent vapor quality, and two: it holds a very long charge, probably the longest of any portable vaporizer. The Arizer Solo 2 will keep going for nearly 3 hours on just one charge, plus, it heats up in a bout 20 seconds so no waiting to vape your buds.
The device is solidly built and features a ceramic/stainless steal hybrid heating system. This, coupled with the long glass air path, makes for some thick, delicious, and very smooth vapor. It’s semi portable, small but since it features the glass mouth piece you will need to make you store it in a padded pouch or box. It’s discreet, effective, and for the price, it doesn’t get much better than this vape. If you’re looking for a decent dry herb vaporizer, but sticking to a budget, look no further than the Arizer Solo 2.
Concentrates are great. Highly concentrated cannabis products for maximum potency and flavor. But smoking wax the traditional way, with a dab rig and torch lighter, can be pretty harsh. Using a vape to consume your crumble, sugar, rosin, or whatever is to your liking, will give you smoother tasting vapor and a much better high.
Kandypens Crystal 2
This is my all-time favorite dab pen. Kandypens released the first Crystal vape in 2018 and it quickly became one of the top-selling concentrate pens on the market. Late last year, they released the Crystal 2, a new and improved version of their original design.
They basically just expanded on their original success, but included a more powerful battery (from 900mAh in the previous version to 1200mAh ), adjustable airflow design, and an upgraded atomizer. Its stainless-steel design is very durable and you can definitely feel that when you hold it in your hands. It also has a glass mouthpiece and absolutely has no silicone or plastic parts to impact the flavor of your wax.
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And finally, their rainbow design is fire. It has that spilled gasoline look that I love on pipes, vapes, and other smokables. It’s colorful and attention grabbing but not over-the-top flashy. Definitely more feminine but they have some solid-colored black, white, or silver options for male customers.
The Puffco Peak is unique because it’s a sleek, portable device that’s a fun combination between vape and bong. To use, you start off by detaching the glass section from the device and filling it with some water, but just enough to cover the air holes. Then you reattach the glass piece, adjust the temperature, and add your concentrates. After loading the concentrates, you place the carb cap back on and it’s ready to use.
It heats up pretty fast, not almost instantly like some of the others on this list, but roughly 20 seconds depending on the temperature settings, so it’s still pretty fast. The vapor quality is amazing – bold yet smooth, potent and flavorful hits. The water filtration adds an extra element of filtration, plus, it cools the vapor down considerably which makes for an even smoother hit. Overall, it’s an impressive vape that’s portable, high-end, well-manufactured, and delivers the hits and high you would expect from a top-notch piece like this one.
Disposables are exactly what they sound like: disposable, portable vaporizers. These are great for anyone who is looking for discretion, like for a camping trip or even a walk around downtown. You can take a disposable anywhere and, more than likely, no one will have any clue what you're smoking on.
Delta Effex Delta 10 Disposables
These disposable vapes from Delta Effex are some of my favorites. They’re extremely well-priced, discreet, and they come in a variety of delicious flavors: Blue Candy Kush (Indica), Ekto Kooler (Sativa) and Wedding Cake (Hybrid). They contain a perfect blend of Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC, as well as some beneficial plant terpenes.
The effects of Delta 10 are mild compared to Delta 9 which most people are used to. But for me, the high from D10 is very alert, conversation, and lighthearted. These disposables are great because they’re so small and lightweight that you can literally take them anywhere. They don’t smell like cannabis so you can use them while out and about without hesitation, and they’re low-priced so you can stock up on them regularly.
Mig Vapor D1 Fillable Pen
Of all the portable vaporizers on our list, this one is by far the cheapest. However, it’s a fillable pen, so you will pay for whatever vape oil you fill it with. The Mig Vapor D1 is a very basic, no frills, easy to use vape pen. It has a very basic slim and basic design, but don’t let that fool you, it’s sturdier than it appears.
One of the best parts about this vape pen is that, even though it’s disposable, it’s also refillable. All you need is a little syringe and you can refill it a handful of times before it needs to be replaced, which isn’t an issue since they’re so inexpensive you can buy a few at a time and stay stocked up. It’s as simple and basic as they come, and couple with the low price point, it’s a great piece for any casual vaper or anyone who is looking for a small and discreet vape pen to take on their adventures.
Final Thoughts on Best Portable Vaporizers of 2021
These are my personal favorite portable vaporizers. I tried to include a bit of everything on this list, including dry herb vapes, dab pens, and disposables, as well as few different styles and price points. Have you tried any of the devices on this list? If so, which ones are you favorites? Anything you think we should have mentioned? Drop us a line in the comment section below, we’d love to hear your thoughts! And don't forget to subscribe to The CBD Flowers Weekly Newsletter for deals and more articles!