How To Find The Best Vape

When you’re searching for a new vape to buy, there are quite a few variables to consider. As a result, we’ve put together this vape buyer’s guide to help you find the one that’s right for you.

Is it plugin or portable?

These days, there are quite a few vaporizers on both sides of the fence in regards to portability. There the desktop plugin variants that are mostly stationary and then there are the portables. So one of the first questions you should ask yourself is, “Do I want a portable or a plugin?”

The real benefit to plugin vapes is that they tend to produce better vapor and have a wider range of options and features. But if you need something that you can carry around in your pocket, it’s likely a portable that you’re after.

When it comes to portables, you have a lot of options in front of you and it’s best to consider the next variable that we’re going to discuss.

What type of blend are you looking to vape?

If you’re vaping dried blends, you’ll want something designed to accommodate your needs. A lot of the pen vapes are designed with liquids and oils in mind, but there are those that work with dried blends. On the other hand, there are options that work with all of the different types of blends such as the Ascent vaporizers by DaVinci — a portable that can vape oils, liquids, as well as dried blends.

Once you’ve decided what types of blends you’re going to be vaping, you can quickly narrow down the selection, but even then, there’s still quite a bit to consider.

Whip, balloon, or what?

When it comes to vaping, there are some different delivery methods to choose from. The classic method, so to say, entails vaping through a whip, which is basically like a hose that vapor flows through before it reaches you. These are convenient and work well, but there’s also another option to consider: the balloon. Vape balloons, also known as bags, were made popular by Storz & Bickel, makers of the Volcano vaporizers. Do they work well? Absolutely. But if you’re having trouble choosing between one or the other, there are some vapes that do both: the viVape 2, Extreme Q, and Vapir Rise (to name a few). So if you can’t decide, you might just want to go with the next best option: a vaporizer that does it all.

How long does it last?

While this is really a question for portables, a variable you’ll want to take into consideration is how long the battery lasts before it needs to be recharged. If you buy a portable vaporizer and the battery only lasts for half an hour, you’re probably not on the right track. But if it lasts up to four hours, it’s rather likely that you’ve stumbled across one that’ll get you through the day.

How long does it take to heat up?

When you buy a new vape, be sure to check how long it takes to heat up. That is, unless you enjoy waiting around for an extended period of time while your vaporizer takes it sweet time heating up. The lower the number, the better. After all, who enjoys waiting around while their vape heats up? We know we don’t. So definitely take this into consideration when buying your next vape.

How good is the vapor?

This is one of the most important questions to ask when it comes to any vape because the quality of vapor determines the overall quality of the device. After all, you’re looking for a vaporizer and what do vaporizers do? They produce vapor. If the vapor quality is low, well, it doesn’t say much for the vaporizer itself. When examining the quality of the vapor, there are really three components to check: flavor/purity, density, and temperature.

With some portables, you may find that the vapor is actually a bit too warm due to the lack of time it has to cool before it reaches your lips. With all vapes, the density and flavor/purity are factors that must be taken into account. Some vaporizers are only capable of producing light vapor that’s low in density and for some, this just isn’t enough. So you’ll want to take into account just how dense the vapor is. The last aspect, flavor and purity, are really one in the same. If the vapor is pure, there’s no distortion in the taste, and to us, this is one of the most important aspects to consider when examining any vaporizer.

How much does it cost?

Once you find a vaporizer that you like, the last thing you need to ask yourself is how much it costs. If you’re on a tight budget and you’re lookig for a cheap vape, you might find that vaporizers like the Volcano Digit (a desktop unit that fills balloons) and the Mighty Vaporizer (an expensive portable by Storz & Bickel) are simply out of your price range. Fortunately, there are so many vapes out there, some cheap, some expensive, that just about everyone should be able to find one that fits their needs and preferences as well as their budget constraints. If you’re looking for a cheap desktop vape that does it all, take a look at the Arizer Extreme Q because it offers a lot of bang for your buck. If you’re looking for something expensive that produces incredible vapor, take a look at one of the Volcano vaporizers. If you need something portable, try sifting through the numerous portable vape reviews here on our website at because there’s a good chance that you’ll find something you like that fits your budget.