A portable herb vaporizer provides convenience and is healthier to use as smoking tool. This review will cover our best portable herb vaporizer top five for a budget of under $200. In the compilation of this list, we’ve looked at the vapor quality, price, size, temperature settings, heating time, and the general design.
1. Arizer Air Vaporizer
This herbal vaporizer uses a glass stem for the mouth piece. It is small enough to be carried around, but some people will find it a challenge to use the glass stem when moving from one location to the next. The outside dimensions of the product are 4.8 by 1.14 inches. This vaporizer has a shell on the outside to prevent wear and tear when moving it in and out of your pockets.
The vapor quality is great, and it takes less than 2 minutes for it to heat up. It has five preset temperature settings from 180 through 210 degrees Celsius, which translates to 356 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. For the best vapor quality, you can adjust the temperature, the grind level, and your draw rate.
It comes with interchangeable Lithium-ion batteries. When fully charged, you can use it for an hour. You also have the option to use it as it charges, or to exchange the batteries for spares when one is depleted. The package comes with a charger for the vaporizer. Your purchase will also include a glass potpourri dish and a stainless steel stirring tool. The Arizer Air portable vape costs around $164.99.
2. Boundless CFX Vaporizer
The CFX herbal vaporizer has a comfortable feel in the hands, although it is obviously not the smallest size portable herb vaporizer you will find on the market. It measures 5 by 2.75 by 1.25 inches, and weighs about 200 grams.
The CFX vaporizer charges in about 35 minutes if you use the wall plug (DC charger), or 3 hours if you choose to use a USB cable. When fully charged, the battery can last for 60 minutes of continuous use. The temperature of the CFX can be adjusted from 38 to 221 degrees Celsius, which is the equivalent of 100 to 430 degrees Fahrenheit. Heating time is about 20 seconds, and this makes it one of the fastest herbal vaporizers on the market.
It also has an OLED display screen to show you the set and current temperature. The OLED screen also shows you the battery level and has a session timer. Vibration feedback is used to let you know when the vaporizer has reached your set temperature. Although it is very convenient, the OLED display makes the whole product less discrete since it is very bright. The CFX vaporizer costs around $169.00.
3. DRAY Dry Herb Vaporizer
This herbal vaporizer costs around $129.95. Again, this vape gives you full control over the temperature. You can set it to between 385F and 430 F (196 to 221 degrees Celsius). The “ON” button vibrates to let you know when the device is on and to alert you when it has reached your set temperature. It has a nice look and feel. The device also has an OLED display that shows the battery level and the temperature. It will show both the set and current temperatures.
The only problem with this vaporizer is its battery life. Usually, it will last for about 3 sessions. The ceramic chamber is also smaller and will best suit a single user. The package comes with a cleaning brush, a USB cable and adapter, a pair of tweezers, and a carrying box.
4. The FlowerMate V5.0S Vaporizer
At only $109.99, you wouldn’t expect this portable herb vaporizer to be any good. Surprisingly, it excels in many aspects, including battery life and temperature control. The Flowermate vape uses two Samsung batteries, and these collectively give you about 3 hours of continuous use. Ceramic chambers are included in its construction, and these help to save energy, as such boosting the battery life even further.
The product is quite small, although it is definitely a little wider than some portable vaporizers. Regardless, it is very slim and easy to fit in a pocket, which makes it a great travel companion. The design of the vape features an in-built LED light. Also, the Pyrex glass stem and a cyclone design help cool down vapor to the perfect temperature. The inside of the vape is designed to slow down the flow of air, and this makes the vapor even thicker. The Flowermate may not necessarily be the best portable herb vaporizer on the market, but for just over a hundred dollars it sure does pack a punch.
It has three temperature settings, ranging from 385 to 415 degrees Fahrenheit, which roughly translates to 196 to 212 degrees Celsius. Color temperatures can be adjusted using the side button. All you need to do is long-press it and the temperature will be changed. It takes a minute to heat up when you turn it on. The same button is pressed five times to turn on the vaporizer.
5. Matrix Dry Herb and Concentrates Vaporizer
The Matrix Dry Herb Vaporizer comes at around $140. With this vape, you can adjust the temperature to anything between 300 and 435 F (149 to 223 degrees Celsius). It will automatically adjust to the set temperature. For your convenience, the device remembers your last temperature settings. It only takes 40 seconds to heat up when you turn it on. To prevent accidents, the button has to be pressed quickly five times to turn the vaporizer on.
The settings can be adjusted on the OLED screen. More than 135 settings are featured on this vape, and this makes it one of the most flexible products on the market. The battery life is also praise-worthy. With a single charge, you can get up to six sessions. To save the battery, the device will automatically turn off after five minutes. Its ceramic chamber is large enough to hold a considerable amount of herbs, and also helps to distribute the heat evenly.
The package contains a silicon mouthpiece, a USB cable, and wall charger.
So… In your opinion, which feature makes for the best portable herb vaporizer?
Is it the battery power, or the temperature range that makes or breaks a vape? Do aesthetics win you over, or rather a certain ease of use? Personally, I am partial to a ceramic heating chamber. I also dislike using something with an ugly design in general, but hey… Ultimately I’ll still go for whichever machine has the best features – regardless of how it looks.
These five herbal vaporizers aren’t really listed from best to worse. Each of them is a bit different and may be slightly better in one area than another. As always, it all depends what you’re looking for and is a matter of which one is the best portable herb vaporizer for your specific usage, lifestyle, and budget.
Did I overlook one that should be mentioned? Do you have great things to say about either one of these, or an entirely different herbal vaporizer? Drop us a line, we’d love to hear about your experience!