I shared my 8 favorite vapes here two years ago and it’s overdue for an update… or a whole new list.
The dry herb vape scene has grown and improved dramatically. That’s great news for users looking to upgrade to a vape! But now the choices are becoming overwhelming.
These are my most frequently used, and most recommended dry herb and concentrate vapes of 2018
#1 Most Recommended: Mighty Vape
Let’s get this one out of the way. This is my absolute most used and highest recommended vaporizer. The Mighty is the easiest vape to load and unload – its simple twist-off cap opens the bowl for quick access. The Mighty produces about 8-12 hits of smooth and fluffy vapor with as little as .15g of dry herb in the bowl. The hybrid convection/conduction heating is perfectly balanced for great vapor taste and potency while the two internal batteries provide enough power for several days worth of heavy use. The Mighty is most expensive when you buy 3 or 4 wannabe-Mighty vapes first. 😉
#1 Game Changer Vape: Sticky Brick Runt
Not gonna lie, this vape changed my perspective. Despite my high tolerance, the entire Sticky Brick line-up can reliably put me on my ass. Quickly. The Sticky Brick Runt is a butane torch powered vape that can, if desired, rip through a .15g bowl in one potent rip. There’s some technique required to get the perfect hit, but it’s incredibly rewarding and oh-so-satisfying. The Sticky Brick can fully extract without combustion, giving you a much stonier and heavier feeling high – more similar to that of smoking. The Runt is my favorite.
The MV1 took a year of updates to get it right, but MAN did they get it right! The on-demand raw power of the MV1 is impressive. I use mine on the 2nd red setting and rip through a single crucible in one great hit (followed by two or three wispy leftovers). I love carrying the MV1 along with the crucible dispenser. That’s 6 great on-demand bowls in your pocket. I’ve managed to vape 13 crucibles on a single charge. The interface is a bit fidgety and may not be ideal for everyone, but I think the vapor is worth it if you can manage.
The TERA is a full-convection, or at least, mostly convection power-house. This vape is great for heavy hitters and vapor-bonging. The powerful convection heater quickly vaporizes up to .25 of dry herb and the stainless steel bowl is easy to maintain. The TERA includes two mouthpieces and a water pipe adapter. The TERA has become my go-to vape for water bong sessions. There are several mouthpiece mods for the TERA as well!
Healthy Rips Fury 2
The Fury 2 is my favorite budget vape at $139. The bowl size is perfect for micro-dosing and the vapor is potent and pleasant. The Fury has full temperature control for dialing in the perfect vapor or temp-stepping for maximum efficiency. The Fury 2 has been reliable and user feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The optional glass stem and glass water pipe adapter are fantastic add-ons!
Arizer Go / ArGo
The ArGo is a small vape with a sleek carry. The hidden glass stem stays protected within the body of the vape – no need for a case! The ArGo produces the same great vapor Arizer products are known. The extra stem and carrying tube make carrying the Argo super fun. The ArGo makes a great daily carry vape for an individual user who vapes multiple times per day. The removable 18650 battery makes it great for travel as well!
This dry herb vape is one of the smallest and cheapest available. The Dynavap Vapcap M is a micro-torch powered vape that requires a touch of special attention. The entire vaping experience is interactive and therapeutic – taking the medicinal benefit beyond the plant itself. The heating technique is simple. Just heat the capped-tip of the vaporizer until it clicks, then take your hit.
The quality and potency of the hit can be controlled by subtle changes to your heating technique. I demonstrate several Vapcap vapes in this youtube video. The Vapcap vapes are incredibly lovable, especially with a DynaStash wooden case!
I wanted to include one concentrate device on this list and I think the CF-710 is worthy of the attention. This device breaks away from traditional dab-rig methods and gives you more control of the dab. The CF-710 is an exposed coil attached to a stainless steel “dab straw” with a mouthpiece. I like carrying my concentrates in a small silicone or glass jar and dabbing directly out of the jar with the CF710. Boundless also makes a water pipe adapter which inverts the CF-710 and makes it into a handy little enail.