Things to Consider When Choosing a Vaporizer

So, you're searching for a new vaporizer? With literally hundreds of different vaporizers on the market, choosing one can be a challenge (to say the least). However, we've compiled some helpful tips here to get you started on the right track.

Method of Heating

Arguably, one of the most important things to consider when choosing a vaporizer is its method of heating. We've talked about this before on the blog, but it's worth mentioning again that vaporizers have two primary heating methods: convection and conduction. Convection vaporizers work by passing warm air through the herb, allowing for consistent, even temperatures. Conduction vaporizers, on the other hand, work by exposing the herb or oil directly to a heating element. 

Portable or Desktop?

Most vaporizers fall under the category of being either "portable" or "desktop" models. A desktop vaporizer is a larger, somewhat stationary vaporizer that's not intended to be used when traveling. Portable vaporizers, on the other hand, are smaller and compact; thus, they make ideal candidates for travelers. Think about how and when you'll be vaping and choose the model that's best suited for your needs.


Of course, you should also consider the price when choosing a vaporizers. Some of the cheaper vaporizers sell for just $50 bucks, whereas the more expensive ones cost $500 or more. When it comes to vaporizers, though, price isn't always an indication of quality. There are plenty of high-quality vaporizers that cost just $100-$200. Considering the benefits they offer, that's a small price to pay.


Pay attention to the size of the chamber when choosing a vaporizer. Larger chambers will hold more vapor, which means you can take bigger hits. Assuming you plan on take big hits/draws from your vaporizer -- and most people do -- choose a vaporizer with a large chamber, such as the balloon-based Volcano Vaporizer as shown in the photo above.


Maintaining proper heat is critical when using a vaporizer. If too much heat it produced, it will burn your herb to create smoke instead of vapor. But if there's not enough heat being produced, it won't create any vapor. Check to see what type of temperature controls the vaporizer has before purchasing it.

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