Livin’ that Vape Life, oh how good it feels.
In case you’re not familiar, there are 3 main categories of vaporizers: those for dry herbs, those for wax & oil concentrates, and those for e-liquid or e-juice.
Herbal vapes are the ones designed for use with dry herbs and loose leaf material, obviously. These units gently heat your material by convection (hot air) or conduction (radiated heat), releasing the active compounds into a vapor.
These can also be broken down even further into 3 sub-categories: Desktop, Portable and Pen-style.
Desktop vapes plug into an outlet for power and are designed for use at home, and they’re generally not that convenient to transport. Some of the best models are the Volcano, Herbalizer, Plenty and Cloud EVO.
Portable models are smaller, cordless and usually powered by rechargeable batteries. There are some vape pens available for dry herb, but most are used with either wax & oil concentrates or e-liquids. Check out this YouTube video to find the best portable vaporizer for you.
Vaporizer pens designed for use with wax and oil concentrates are also very popular. Some of these closely resemble the look and feel of e-cig or e-liquid pens, but the atomizer or coil where you place your material is a bit different. Some pens you may have heard of include the G Pen, Cloud V, and Dr Dabber.
Vapes designed for use with e-liquid or e-juice (AKA e-cigs) are generally found in the shape of a cigarette or in the form of a pen, but there are also Mods which are basically customizable units that are usually more powerful.
Usually beginners start out with a vape that looks like a cigarette (e-cig), then eventually upgrade to a pen-style unit with a tank or clearomizer to hold the e-liquid. Advanced users tend to gravitate towards Mods because the possibilities for customization are endless.
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