The Top 5 Best Vapes in 2017
This is our list of the top 5 best dry herb vaporizers available in 2018. New products and variations are hitting the scene every week. Are they worthy? Hmmm. Not really. Quite honestly, the list hasn’t changed much over the last year. But we can assure you that each and every one on this list remains worthy for more than one reason. At this moment in the vaping scene, what’s newer isn’t necessarily better…kinda like the music scene, but we digress. So, all the hype aside, here are our top 5 best dry herb vaporizers for 2017.
1. Crafty Vaporizer
At the top of the list of best dry herb vaporizers is our personal favorite, the pocket portable Crafty vaporizer by Storz & Bickel. This compact beast of a vape tops our list due to a variety of factors which we outline below.
The Crafty is light, durable and small enough to stuff it in a jeans pocket or a small purse. With respect to portability, what more needs to be said?
This little vape produces some of the best vapor we’ve ever inhaled. We say this in comparison to the entire universe on known vapes – desktops and portables included. The Crafty outperforms all portables and most plugins. Its vapor is delicious, dense and yet somehow not overpowering. In our opinion there isn’t a single portable that can compare in terms of vapor quality.
The Crafty vaporizer is designed and equipped to vape any kind of feedstock from dry blends to waxes to oils and everything in between.
The Crafty vaporizer comes with an Android, iOS or SmartWatch app that allows you to control the temp as well as other variables. To our surprise this is not a gimmick. The Crafty app is actually useful.
The only downside to the Crafty is price. As far as portables go, it’s one of the most expensive around. But if you’re looking for quality, and price is no issue, then the Crafty is your machine.
2. Volcano Vaporizer
What separates this vape from the pack is its innovative and easy balloon system which fills balloons of various size with medical grade vapor you can inhale at your leisure. For us, this system is superior to a whip delivery. As is the case with our number one pick, the Crafty, the Volcano is by Storz & Bickel, and it’s expensive, literally one of the most expensive vaporizers on the market. But cost aside, the Volcano is the best dry herb vaporizer available.
3. Arizer Extreme Q
The reason why the Extreme Q makes our list is due to the fact that it is an inexpensive and reliable desktop vaporizer offering a wide range of features and excellent vapor at an affordable price. For anyone on a budget looking for a solid plugin vape to use at home the Q is where it’s at. While it cannot compete with the Volcano you may forgive it since its price is considerably less. We’ve been using the Q for years without any issues and at this point we’re comfortable saying this is an excellent vape that is well worth the price.
4. DaVinci IQ
While it’s more compact than the Crafty, the portable IQ vaporizer by DaVinci can only vape dry blends. If it could vape oils we’d rank it higher on this list. Regardless, considering its reasonable cost, it’s one of the best dry herb vaporizers on the market in 2017. Like the Crafty, it comes with an app that allows you to take full control of its heating and features. And it’s even more compact than the Crafty. While our reasons for adding it to this list are many, the main reason we love this little vape is because it produces full-bodied, clean, delicious vapor.
5. Mighty Vaporizer
The Mighty vaporizer, yet another Storz & Bickel vaporizer to make the list, comes in at number five. Truth be told, if the Mighty were more affordable we would rank it higher. Having said that, it does have one potential drawback. What’s that? Size. It’s big. Bigger than you might expect due to the fact that it has twice the battery capacity of the Crafty. If it weren’t for its size the Mighty might be our favorite portable vaporizer.
The Mighty offers the same vaping experience as the Crafty but with longer battery life and an integrated digital temperature control system. The Crafty relies on an app if you need digital temp control. The Mighty’s vapor production is top of the line. So if you’re looking for a portable that produces vapor like a desktop look no further. But if it’s portability you need, you’ll want to consider the Crafty. And that’s still too big for you, then it’s the IQ all the way.
Best Dry Herb Vaporizers in 2018
So there you have it. Short and sweet. Our list of the best dry herb vaporizers on the market today. We expect that 2018 will be a year of innovation, if for no other reason than it’s time. Stay tuned as we continue our quest to find the world’s best vapes, review them and report back. It’s a tough job, worthy of hardship duty pay. But somebody’s gotta do it. Cheers!