Change language:
Change country:

Vaporizer Buying Guide 2019

First things first, there is no “Best Vaporizer.” But there can be the best vaporizer for a person and situation. The experience people can have with a specific vaporizer can vary from person to person, that’s because everyone values different kinds of features.

We want to mention right away; We did not test every vaporizer ourselves yet. There are simply too many, but we’re catching up vape by vape. Please read more about our ratings on our about page. We often adjust vaporizer ratings after using them more often.

Feel free to message us your questions or opinions about vaporizers via Twitter, Instagram or Reddit. We’re happy to help.

Things to consider

Here are some features you should look out for, and questions you should ask yourself when choosing a vaporizer:

Build Quality & Used Materials
Some vapes feel more sturdy than others. Do you want a perfectly designed & well-built vape or is it not so important, and you rather prefer a lower price? How important is the build quality for you?

Vaporizers are made out of plastic, glass, steel, aluminum, wood and ceramic elements. And don’t worry, when a vape uses plastic for a mouthpiece it’s not necessarily bad. They are usually food-grade materials. Even the Mighty has a plastic mouthpiece and is one of the most popular vapes out there. What’s your preferred material?

Size & Weight
How portable does your vaporizer need to be? Do you usually use it at home or mainly on-the-go? How important is it, that your vape fits into your pocket? Smaller vapes are not necessarily the better choice when you opt-in for optimal portability; some smaller vapes can get much hotter than bigger ones.

Battery
Do you need a big battery or are you okay with charging it daily, as you do with your smartphone? Are you often using your vape on-the-go, so a replaceable battery might be great?

Session or On-Demand Vaping
Do you prefer long sessions or a few hits at a time is all you need? Well, you need to decide this for yourself. What’s for sure is that most vapes are meant for vaping in sessions and only a few are suitable for on-demand vaping.

Temperature Controls
Some electronic vapes work with a preset of temperatures, others let you precisely adjust the temperature. Certain vapes have special kind of settings, like a smart path or boost mode.

Vapor Quality & Bowl Size
The vapor quality is something that can vary by so many factors. The strain of herbs, how moisture it is, how tightly you pack a bowl, the temperature, and many more factors. It’s hard to determine the vapor quality of a vaporizer. We usually fill the bowls full, since that’s what is recommended in general. Some vapes work better with loosely packed bowls than others.

Smartphone Apps / Yay or Nay
Some vapes come with a Smartphone app; most don’t. Apps normally give you more control of the device and make handling it more convenient. On the contrary, it can make you kind of dependent on your phone. Even though vaporizers that feature apps can typically also be used without them, but somehow it makes you feel missing out on functionality. Our experience with apps was surprisingly great so far.

Ease of use / Cleaning
Last but not less important is the simplicity or ease of use of your vaporizer. You don’t want a vape that frustrates you every time you use it. You want a vape, that you can turn on and start vaping without hassle. The cleaning process is rather important as well. Keep in mind that certain devices need more care than others.

Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer (Our Favorites)

Listed products are either tested by Vapospy or we are pretty confident with the rating. More info

The most important aspects of a great portable dry herb vape for us are the build quality, vapor quality and ease of use. Portable vapes should not get too hot, same for the vapor plus the device should be easy to use.

DaVinci IQ

4.9

DaVinci has created another smart vaporizer, the DaVinci IQ. Already known for creating gorgeous, high-quality products like the DaVinci Ascent. The DaVinci IQ comes complete with an expertly designed app. Other than producing high-quality vapor, the vaporizer features a display ...

Hydrology 9

4.8

One look at the Hydrology9 and you can tell that this device is something different. It looks like something HAL might have used in 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the dried herbs vaporizer doesn’t deliver space horror. It provides fresh ...

PAX 3 Vaporizer

4.8

PAX raised another level to the game from the PAX 2 into the next step in vaporizer evolution. But, the PAX 3 has perfected the formula. Each change in design from the second PAX leaves everything you loved and improves ...

Boundless Tera

4.8

The Boundless Tera is an elegant convection vaporizer coupled with enormous power. It features a massive capacity of 2500mAh generated by two removable 18650 batteries. The best part is, it comes with a water adapter that attaches it to most ...

Sticky Brick Runt

4.7

The StickyBrick Runt is another great wooden vaporizer handmade in the USA. The analog convection vaporizer comes with the Sticky Brick Restrictor Discs, which reduces combustion risks and allows you to use bigger flames. Other than that, it has improved ...

Healthy Rips Fury 2

4.7

The Healthy Rips Fury 2 is one of the toughest herbal vaporizers in the world, constructed with the durable yet lightweight Kirksite alloy. The palm-sized vaporizer heats up in 20 seconds. Featuring a hybrid of convection and conduction heating method, ...

Flowermate Uno

4.7

The Flowermate UNO is a versatile vaporizer made for numerous materials; the all-rounder allows you to enjoy herbs as well as oils and waxes. Powered by convection heating, the vaporizer steps the game up when they pair it with isolated ...

Best Pen Vaporizer (Our Favorites)

Listed products are either tested by Vapospy or we are pretty confident with the rating. More info

As the name already reveals, the vaporizing devices look similar to a pen. They are usually super light, narrow and small. Usually, they are made for concentrates or waxes, but some pen vaporizers can vaporize dried herbs and wax at the same time. In general, a pen vaporizer always consists of a mouthpiece, a heating chamber, and a rechargeable battery.

Focusvape Pro S

4.6

The Focusvape Pro S is a large chambered dry herbs vaporizer capable of holding 0.4g of material. Inspired by its predecessor the Focusvape Pro, it features a flexible one-degree increment of temperature ranging from 80°C to 240°C. It has haptic ...

DynaVap OmniVap

DynaVap OmniVap

4.5

The VapCap OmniVap is a herbal and resin vaporizer. Being one of the most expensive vaporizers from DynaVap, the OmniVap is far too advanced than when they started with the VapCap Original. Constructed primarily from Titanium or Carbon, it still ...

Focusvape Pro

4.5

The Focusvape Pro is the flexible version of the Focusvape vaporizer. Featuring one-degree increment from 80°C to 240°C, the Focusvape Pro possess similar traits from its predecessor like Haptic feedbacks and replaceable battery. Boasting by 3200mAh battery, the Focusvape Pro ...

VapCap OmniVonG

4.5

The  VapCap OmniVonG is one of the most sought-after VapCap vaporizer variation by DynaVap. Combining components of the VapCap OmniVap and VapCap NonaVonG, the OmniVonG features OmniVap condenser and mouthpiece together with a NonaVonG's midsection.

DynaVap VapCap ‘M’

4.4

The VapCap M by DynaVap is a herbal and resin vaporizer. Slightly different from its predecessor VapCap Original, it is made of Stainless steel instead of glass. The 9.2 cm long vaporizer is a nonelectrical vaporizer and requires flame as ...

NonaVonG XLS

4.4

The NonaVonG XLS is another version of the regular VapCap NonaVonG, you might have known the fact that you can mix and match VapCap components to build the perfect vaporizer. The NonaVonG XLS has a longer body of 10.9 cm ...

Vaponic Plus

4.4

If you’re the type to demand sustainability and versatility from the products you purchase and consume, the Vaponic Plus vaporizer is a great option. Entirely composed of wood and glass, the vaporizer is manufactured with high precision and care. You ...

Best Desktop Vaporizer (Our Favorites)

Listed products are either tested by Vapospy or we are pretty confident with the rating. More info

Desktop Vaporizers are stationary devices, which are normally connected to the electrical grid. The clear advantage of desktop vaporizers is the amount of oil or herbs that can be loaded into the heating chamber. In addition, desktop vaporizers often offer more individuality and often come with a balloon or hose function. Each device has its special features.

Volcano Digit

4.9

When the Original Volcano came out in 2000, the vaporizer community looked nothing like it does today. The Volcano vaporizer has created a stable, competitive market that consumers enjoy. There is no such thing as a Volcano “beater,” it is ...

Volcano HYBRID

4.9

The Volcano HYBRID is the latest addition to the Volcano family with an upgrade from its predecessor; the OG Volcanoes (a.k.a the Volcano Classic and the Volcano Digit). The most noteworthy is the touchscreen function and an App that allows ...

Arizer Extreme Q

4.8

Initially reaching popularity with the Arizer Extreme, the Canadian-based tech company, Arizer, released its most robust offering so far with the Arizer Extreme Q desktop vaporizer. Featuring near silent operation and dual-use functionality for both dry herbs and aromatherapy oils ...

Dr. Dabber Switch

4.7

Known for amazing and high-quality vaporizers, Dr. Dabber is brewing the next amazing desktop device in the market: the Switch vaporizer. Featuring a reliable battery, Dr. Dabber Switch will compete with the formidable Dr. Dabber Boost. This one will provide ...

Puffco Peak

4.7

The Peak is the first desktop vaporizer from Puffco. Known for producing tiny but mighty pen vaporizers, Puffco finally steps into the desktop vaporizer field. The futuristic-looking concentrate vaporizer heats up quickly, and the battery fully charges in only two ...

Volcano Classic

4.7

Released over a decade ago, the Volcano Classic is undoubtedly the most popular medical vaporizer on the market. It removes toxins and other harmful by-products such as tar and carcinogens. Featuring the ground-breaking balloon vaporizing, a Classic Volcano makes every ...

Plenty by Storz & Bickel

4.7

The Plenty Vaporizer is an easy-to-use dried herb vaporizer that has a double helix heat exchanger. It ensures that the air is evenly heated and distributed thus giving its users dense and flavorful vapor clouds.

Best Low-Cost Dry Herb Vaporizers (Less than €100)

Listed products are either tested by Vapospy or we are pretty confident with the rating. More info

If you want to slowly get into the world of vaporizing and do not want to spend too much money immediately, our favorites for less than 100 euro might be interesting to you.

Smono 3 Vaporizer

4.7

In addition to vaporizing herbs, the Smono 3 is also compatible with oils and waxes, thanks to its included glass chamber. With the dimensions of 8.1 cm x 5 cm x 2.7 cm, it is the most compact model of ...

Fenix Mini

4.7

The Fenix Mini regarded as the smaller version of the Fenix vaporizer with similar qualities except that the palm-sized vaporizer provides even more discreetness. Compatible with herbal and concentrate material, the Fenix Mini Vaporizer comes with a large OLED screen ...

Boundless CFX

4.7

The Boundless CFX is the next great product from Boundless, creators of the Boundless CF. They have essentially marketed their product as a less-expensive, yet high-quality version of the Crafty Vaporizer and Mighty Vaporizer from Storz and Bickel. There are ...

Focusvape Pro S

4.6

The Focusvape Pro S is a large chambered dry herbs vaporizer capable of holding 0.4g of material. Inspired by its predecessor the Focusvape Pro, it features a flexible one-degree increment of temperature ranging from 80°C to 240°C. It has haptic ...

Arizer V-Tower

4.5

Since released in 2007, the Arizer V-Tower is still in the market today. Holding a decade-long reputation, the V-Tower consists of exceptional and reliable quality together with a fantastic price tag for a desktop vaporizer. The best thing about the ...

Best Cheap Dry Herb Vaporizer (Less than €50)

Listed products are either tested by Vapospy or we are pretty confident with the rating. More info

Vaponic Vaporizer

4.2

Vaponic is perfect for the teachers or student. The vaporizer made of high-quality borosilicate glass, stainless steel, and medical silicone caoutchouc. The marker shaped sleeve that conceals and protect the herbal vaporizer. It has a patented double airstream system based ...

Totem Vaporizer

4.0

The Totem is a versatile herbal vaporizer, and it is not only water-repellent but also extremely durable. This device comes with a hybrid heating system - a combination of convection and conduction technology, to ensures rapid heating and excellent vapor ...

Black Mamba Vaporizer

Black Mamba Vaporizer

4.0

The Black Mamba is a sleek and futuristic looking herbal vaporizer with a sizeable ceramic chamber with large up to 0.65g of capacity. Together with a glass air-path, pure vapors are produced by the Black Mamba with its five preset ...

We hope that we could help you to find a bunch of good options for you. If you have any further questions about products, you can find further information about the devices on our website or the Internet.

How do you find the best price for your vaporizer?

We can help you find the best price for your vaporizer. Even if you are informed about products on other websites, you can return to Vapospy and check where to purchase a vaporizer at the best price.

We update the prices and availability of all the products several times a day to provide you with the most up-to-date data. We cooperate with as many online shops as we can so we always have the best deals ready for you. We also work exclusively with trustworthy vaporizer online shops to protect you against fraud.

Detailed vaporizer descriptions

We have already tested a large number of vaporizers, collected information & specifications about vapes and summarized them for our readers. Vapospy is here to help you find the best vaporizer for you. Additionally, we offer an up-to-date price comparison feature for all vaporizer products.