Dry herb vaporizers or flower vapes are not the same as the vape pens you ‘may’ be more familiar with. They directly vape the herbs, instead of extracts and concentrates that have been removed from the plant, and involve nothing else but pure, natural dry herbs. We’ve tested a lot of herb vapes at Planet of the Vapes, to bring you the very best the industry has to offer. The flower vapes we have for sale will introduce you to incredible herbal flavors, without the smoke.
What is a dry herb vaporizer?
Unlike combusting herbs, which destroys the plant material and creates sooty, hot smoke, dry herb vaporizers use hot air, with either conduction heating (PAX Plus vaporizer) or convection heating (Tinymight 2 vaporizer), to boil off the goodies and produce vapor. You load vaporizers with loose-leaf material like a pipe, so you’re in complete control of what you vaporize. It’s like smoking, just without the smoke. Herbal vaporizers come in many different shapes and sizes, but they all consist of three main, high-quality components: the heating element/chamber, the vapor path/mouthpiece, and the battery. They differ from concentrate pens, which only vaporize dry concentrates but still provide a convenient and portable method for consuming dry herbs.
Desktop dry herb vaporizers
It started with desktop vaporizers that plug into a wall, come with a vast temperature range, and have unlimited power. With all that juice and plenty of room to operate, desktops are the way to go for serious vaporizers that don’t want to stress battery life, and people who mostly vaporize at home. Some desktop vaporizers let you take hits with a whip, like a hookah. Others blow up bags. Some, like the Extreme Q and Volcano Hybrid, do both! All of them have bigger bowls for larger doses than their portable counterparts, superior airflow, and flexible heat settings. The Plenty vaporizer has a handle, so you can pass it around the couch for a relaxing vaping experience.
Portable dry herb vaporizers
What’s better than a desktop vape? How about a portable dry herb vaporizer that fits in your pocket? Portable vapes are liberating with their convenient portability and rugged heating systems. Instead of smoking, we can take our vapor with us anywhere, whether at our friends' houses or on the open trail.
The portable vaporizer landscape has a lot of choices to sift through as manufacturers tweak feature sets and power sources to meet different budgets and different styles of herb vaping. Price points range from $50 to $500 and offer features like digital preset or precision temperature control, removable/rechargeable batteries, smartphone app functionality, special heating profiles, and a whole lot more. Spend some time deciding which features are most important to you for how you vape. If you feel lost in it all, start with something sensible, like the POTV ONE. It's discreet, affordable, and potent enough to keep you satisfied for a long time. If you want something with a little more oomph and a bigger oven, we recommend the POTV Lobo, which delivers premium vapor quality at half the price of other, more high-end vapes.
Desktop Vaporizers vs. Portable Vaporizers
Desktop and portable dry herb vaporizers differ primarily in size. While desktop units are ideal for stationary use, they are unsuitable for on-the-go vaping. However, they do not rely on batteries and can be conveniently plugged in, ensuring uninterrupted vaping sessions. In addition, desktop vaporizers often feature innovative inhalation options, such as long mouthpieces, which keep the device stable on a surface.
Portable vaporizers, on the other hand, are compact and perfect for vaping outside the home. Despite the need for recharging due to lithium-ion battery limitations, their small size offers unmatched freedom, allowing you to enjoy your vape anywhere, whether at the beach or atop a mountain.
Session vs. On-Demand Vaporizers: Understanding the Key Differences
Session vaporizers are the most commonly used type of dry herb vaporizers. They follow a straightforward process: load the oven, power up the vape, set the temperature, and enjoy the vapor until you turn it off or the herb is fully used. It's similar to how traditional roll-your-owns work, making it a user-friendly option even for those unfamiliar with dry herb vaporizers.
On the other hand, on-demand vaporizers offer a unique advantage. With these devices, users have the freedom to take a hit whenever they desire, rather than consuming all the herb in a single session. Thanks to their efficient heating and cooling methods, these vaporizers can be easily turned off and on again for subsequent use. Press and hold the button to fire it up, and let go when you’re finished.
Best dry herb vaporizers
It would be easy to suggest some of our personal favorite herb vapes, but we’d rather let customers have the final word. Our Top Rated Vaporizers page lists our very best vapes according to them. There is something for every budget and style, whether it’s a gift or time to treat yourself. If you're looking for a dry herb atomizer or a vape pen for flower, take a look at our Best Portable Vaporizer Guide for more of our top picks!
Best dry herb vaporizers for beginners
When you begin your journey into the world of dry herb vaporizers, what do you pick up first? Is one dry herb vape better than another? We'll never say there is a best vaporizer for everyone because everyone is different.
As a beginner, it's important that your vaporizer is easy to set up from the get-go. Starting and ending your session should be quick and easy, and consuming the vapor shouldn't require too much work. Best Dry Herb Vapes for Beginners 2023
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Types of dry herb vaporizers (Conduction and Convection vaporizers)
Conduction vaporizers or Conduction devices: the most consistent way to extract active ingredients. These vaporizers, similar to kettles, directly heat your herbs through contact with a hot element. The result? Thorough and consistent release of desired substances.
Convection vaporizers provide a unique alternative. Rather than directly touching the herb, they employ a circulating stream of hot air to pass through and around the material. By doing so, your herbs go through a more gentle extraction, resulting in a more flavorful and efficient extraction of the active compounds.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How does a dry herb vaporizer pen work?
Dry herb vape pens heat up your herbs to a specific temperature that is hot enough to produce visible vapor but cool enough to avoid combustion. They are different from dry concentrate vapes that utilize an atomizer. Load the heating chamber with ground herbs (we recommend a medium to medium-fine grinder), select a temperature setting, and enjoy!
Are dry herb vapes good?
Compared to smoking, dry herb vaporizers are cleaner, more efficient, and provide a more effective vaping experience. The vapor quality is less harmful than smoke, but much more potent, and doesn’t pollute your room or clothes with a lasting stench. We may be a little biased, but compared to more traditional methods of consumption, vaporization is the way to go. For example, convection vaporizers minimize direct contact with your herbs, and, therefore, are the go-to option to unlock the vast spectrum of herbal flavors your herbs have to offer.
We work closely with all major brands and manufacturers and always carry the latest models at the best prices. Most of our herb vaporizers are covered by a manufacturer warranty as well as our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you have any questions, our vape experts are here to help. If you have any questions, our herb and flower vape experts are here to help.
What goes in a dry herb vaporizer?
Many dry herb vaporizers are intended for use with herbal blends, which come in a wide range of cultivars commonly referred to as strains. Each strain has a different profile of compounds (called terpenes) which influence everything from taste, to aroma, to overall experience.
Are dry herb vaporizers worth it?
Vaporizers are not only better for you in the long run, but they are also more discrete. They produce less smoke, are less pungent, and are more accessible to the everyday user. With a good dry herb vaporizer, you don't have to worry about setting fire to anything or setting off any smoke alarms.
Do dry herb vaporizers work as well as smoking?
Yes, if not better. Because vaporizers release (instead of destroying) the active compounds, each hit is fuller and more potent than a puff of smoke.
Is dry herb vaping safer than oil vaping?
In our opinion, yes. Oil vaping can be more taxing on the lungs and can contain more unwanted ingredients if you’re not careful, but we suggest you do your own research!
Is vaporizing dry herbs healthier than smoking?
Dry herb vaporizers promote better health and are gentler on the lungs. Vapes release the active ingredients instead of destroying them, which can release harmful byproducts into the air and into your lungs. Dry herb vaporizers also stand out for their convenience and discretion in comparison to alternative dry herb consumption methods. Vaping enables (almost) unrestricted usage at any location and time, ensuring minimal disturbance and disruption to others.