Dry Herb Vaporizers - Efficiency
Everyone likes to talk about vapor production, which of course is an important factor in considering your purchase, but another equally important factor is the efficiency of a vaporizer. When we talk about efficiency we're referring to how well a vaporizer extracts the medicinal ingredients from your material without reaching combustion temperature. We are commonly asked how you know when you're finished a session since your materials are not burning, what you see is a color change in the materials as they dry up once the vapor has been fully extracted. The efficiency of the extraction is a critical part of the puzzle and some vaporizers are superior to others. When you dump out your chamber of materials you want to see an even coloring throughout. Poor vaporizers will leave sections of the material charred on the edges in the closest points to the heating element while the inner materials in the chamber may be left un-vaped.
Convection vs Conduction Herb Vapes
Convection vaporizers are naturally more efficient in terms of material use versus conduction vaporizers. The reason for this is that with a convection based heating system, your materials are not constantly being heated. As we've discussed on several posts in the past, convection based vaporizers work by heating the air itself and not the material. The air passing through the material extracts the vapor so as long as you're not drawing from the unit, no vapor will be produced. The one down-side of this heating method is that the speed of your draw may affect vapor production.
Vaporizer efficiency is even more important when considering a conduction based vaporizer. These units create vapor by heating your materials in a chamber where the materials are in direct contact with a heating element. Its very important that the materials near the heating source don't reach combustion temperatures. Conduction vaporizers tend to produce a thicker and more robust vapor in comparison with convection based units where the vapor might be a little bit lighter. One downside of conduction vaporizers is that in order for them to work optimally, the chamber must be fully packed. So conduction based vaporizers with larger chambers mean that you will use more material over time and longer sessions.
Popular Dry Herb Vaporizers
As we wrote above, dry herb vaporizers are all the rage right now. People wish to Vape anywhere and everywhere, without limitations. This is one of the reasons why portable vapes have reeeeally taken off! See below our list of, simply put, the best dry herb Vaporizers!
The iPhone of Vaporizers. Vape of the Year 2016. An essential for all true vapists out there. These are but some of the things that have been wrote with regards to the Pax 2 Vaporizer. A significant upgrade on the extremely popular original, the Pax 2 has blown away the competition and has established itself as a big time player. 'It can't be that good?' I hear you scream, well...yes, yes it is. Vapor Quality? The Pax 2 produces some of the purest and tastiest Vapor available. Portability? The Pax 2 is designed to sit into the palm of your hand nice and snugly, whilst also small enough to slip into your pocket at any time. Overall, we'll just say that the Pax 2 is the most popular portable Vape for a reason.
The Haze V3 vaporizer is very innovative in that it has two separate bowls; one for your herbs and another for your thick concentrates (dabs!) or THC e-liquid. Never again will you have to choose, the Haze has got all of your options covered! The Haze is the first handheld vaporizer with the dual capability to vape herbs and dabs/e-liquids at the same time. We absolutely love the Haze V3, a seriously impressive upgrade from the original, but the one fact that we appreciate the most is it's discreet design. Similar in shape to a hipflask, the Haze V3 slides into your pocket or hand prudently and with ease.
The Grizzly Guru is one of the first portable vaporizer capable of doing it all, and we mean ALL – dry herb, concentrates, and e-juice – and not only does it do it all, but it does it all right. The best thing about the Guru Vaporizer is though...its a Canadian Vaporizer. The secret to the functionality of the Canadian Grizzly Guru Vape is its interchangeable heads. The Guru comes with three separate heads that dock into the main piece, these separate heads are each used for vaping different materials. Not artificial intelligence, just intelligently designed. Simples.
Efficient, portable and powerful, the Arizer Air features a high-quality ceramic heating element, glass stems, upgraded chamber and easily replaceable Lithium-ion batteries. Offering an hour of use per charge, the ability to use while charging, and the option to have spare batteries fully charged, the Air is a great vaporizer to use while at home or on the move. Compatible with dried aromatherapy blends. Basically, you cant go wrong with the Arizer Air.
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