Best Vaporizers for Beginners
Vaporizers for Beginners
Legalization is here and you have finally decided to give cannabis a try. Perhaps college, university, and high school are far behind you and your knowledge of rolling a joint has exited your memory. Or maybe you have read through articles telling you the medicinal benefits of marijuana and you want to see if it works for you, but don’t want the negative effects of smoking. Whatever reason brought you to research vaporizers, we are glad you are here.
Dry herb vaporizers are not difficult to use, however, some are definitely easier than others. Our goal is to minimize the daunting task of choosing the right vaporizer. There is a vape for everybody, but we are going to focus on the ones that are generally recommend for all new users.
Before we get started here are a few key terms that you will need to know. Of course you should also read our other articles; The Right Temperature to Vape Weed and Are Vaporizers Worth It?
To ensure that your first session goes as planned take a look below at a few pointers:
- Grind your herb fine for success- all vapes benefit from fine grinds, so ensure that sticks etc are eliminated by purchasing a grinder like the Aerospace
- Conduction vs. convection- Conduction heat relies on the transfer of heat energy through direct contact. Convection heating relies on the movement of hot air in and around material. What does this matter to you? Generally, conduction vapes are easier to use as there is a risk of combustion with some convection products.
- Dry herb- It’s called dry herb for a reason. The drier the material the better it heats up and the less mess it leaves behind in your device.
- Start low and go slow- At first use you will think your vape is not working. Trust us, it is. Vaping is a different high than smoking due to the elimination of toxins like tar. Start with a small session and see how you feel.
Since only dry flower is available in Canada, we will be mainly focusing on dry herb vapes or vapes do both dry herb and concentrates.
Best Vape for Your Bank- Vapes Under $150Lets start with an entry level vaporizer for those who want to test the waters.
Flowermate V5.0 Pro Plus
The Flowemate V5 Pro Plus will not disappoint you for the price point. Given it’s small footprint, this vape is very discreet and offers full temperature control enabling the user to extract the right cannabinoids down to the degree. Another feature beginners will love is the adjustable slider at the bottom of the unit which is used to cool the vapor. If you don’t want to cough up a lung after each pull, then this is a can’t miss option.
Check out the rest of Flowermate's features here
At the top of the Flowermate V5.0 Pro is another slide which pulls back to reveal the ceramic heating chamber. This is also where the Pyrex mouthpiece is inserted. When not in use the mouthpiece can be stored neatly away in the base, giving the vaporizer a cleaner profile in your pocket.
Coolest Looking Vape- It’s a Popularity Contest
A lot of devices are fighting for a space in this market and the Pax 3 has become one of the most popular – and for good reason. Built by Stanford University graduates, the design of the Pax 3 was influenced heavily by Apple engineering. The Pax 3 is a stylish, easy-to-use, compact device.
The base has a removable lid where you place your material. On the top of the Pax, there is a mouthpiece that also doubles as the on/off device. To start, you push down on the top, and the LEDs on the front start to light up and flash. After approximately 30 seconds, the lights turn green, the device vibrates and you are good to start your first session.
The vape is for those beginners who want to look like they have been vaping for years, and don’t want the negative stigma of carrying around a larger vape.
The Boundless CFX is a great choice if you're looking for an easy to use, powerful, portable vaporizer with a fast heat up time, complete temperature control, cloudy vapor, and a fully isolated air-path.
The Boundless CFX is as close you can get to the industry leading Mighty without the high price tag. Users will really enjoy the versatility of this vaporizer, as it can do both concentrates and dry herb. We always recommend the Boundless to those users whose consumption is higher than average. It is the CFXs dual battery system that enables long session and big clouds.
Microdosing- Dipping your toes in the water
Whereas the Boundless keeps going and going and going, the MIQRO is perfect for beginners seeking short, quick sessions. The unit’s bowl is big enough to handle any session at .25 grams, however, the battery life is around 30 minutes. The explorer collection does come with 2, so you don’t run out. Although the battery is on the smaller size, the unit does charge fully in 70-90 minutes.
The best feature of the MIQRO is the adjustable pearl that changes the size of the bowl, so users can vape big or small. This is important to users who want to have a quick session without wasting their material.
The DaVinci MIQRO is an attractive combination of size, features, performance and price for the light user.
Big Daddy- I want to stay home
So far, we have covered portable vapes that can be taken wherever you travel outside your home. The Arizer Extreme Q is a desktop vape that requires the unit to be plugged in versus a rechargeable battery.
This is for the heavy user who wants to stay home or host sessions with their friends. You will get great vapour from a reliable manufacturer that has a ton of features at a low price point.
Whether you prefer bags, direct draw or fan assisted draws the EQ has you covered. The integrated fan offers 3 automated settings, allowing adjustment of vapor density. The Extreme Q's digital display offers increased precision, accuracy and ease of use. In addition, the included remote can control all of the functions of the EQ, offering unrivalled convenience.
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