Vaping has become increasingly popular in recent years, super popular. In 2016, there was an estimated 35 million vape users worldwide. Just imagine how many vape units and vaporizers would have to be manufactured to satisfy the needs of so many users (a lot!). If the numbers were that big in 2016, just imagine how many people worldwide are now enjoying vaping and enjoying high-quality well-made vaporizers.
Due to the fact that there are so many vape lovers around the world, there is a huge demand for high-quality products that will satisfy the needs of so many. There is also a demand on the market for uniqueness, due to the fact that each individual vape lover has his or her preferences and tastes. This is why in recent years, there has been a booming growth in the amount of vaporizers on the market.
The increasing number of vaporizers and vape units on the market has made it incredibly hard to find good products. There are simply too many vaporizers to choose from, and this makes it super hard for users to find the unit they are looking for. However, here at Herbalize Store, we have gathered all the information, researched all the products, and tried out a wide number of vaporizers so we can offer the best information for you, and make your vape journey as easy and stress-free as possible.
In this blog, you will find the most detailed information about some of the most widely used, popular and on-demand portable vaporizers in today's vape market. In this list, we did not only bring together vaporizers that are claimed to be the best, but we were also able to choose from our own personal experience. Our teams of professionals & vape lovers have been able to try each and every one of these products and share their experience, giving us the chance to share detailed, hands-on information with you. We are confident that with this list of ‘the best portable vaporizers’, you will be able to find the perfect unit for you in no time.
Best Portable Vapes of 2020
|Most Compact||Pax 3|
|Best Overall Portable||DaVinci IQ 2|
|Most Discreet||DaVinci Miqro|
|Best Battery Life||Mighty|
|Best Portable Vape Under $200||Arizer Solo 2|
|Best Portable Vape Under $150||Arizer Air 2|
|Best Value Vape||Crafty|
|Best Dry Herb Vape Pen||G Pen Elite|
|Best Vapor Quality for the Price||Arizer ArGo|
|Best Overall Vapor Quality||Crafty Plus|
What Makes a Good Portable Vaporizer?
Before we get started with sharing our list of top portable vaporizers, we would like to talk a little about what makes a good vape so you can go confidently into choosing the right one. It is important to understand that there are a wide variety of vaporizers on the market and each varies in functionality, size, portability, price and more.
Firstly, a portable vaporizer has to be, well, portable. Unlike desktop vaporizer portable vaporizers can be tucked safely into a pocket or purse and can be used wherever the user prefers. The size of a portable vaporizer makes vaping on the go more than easy and allows for an experience that can’t be compared.
A portable vaporizer also commonly has a powerful battery that can last for a long period of time and offer hours of vaping goodness. To use a vaporizer on the go, it makes sense to have a unit that has a long-lasting battery so that charging isn’t a problem. Portable vaporizers that have strong batteries allow users to enjoy vaping off grid, which is awesome.
So, when it comes to a good portable vaporizer, portability, size, power, durability, and above all else vapor quality are all key. With these key features in mind, then, let’s explore exactly why we rated the vapes above as the best in their individual categories.
Most Compact Portable Vape: Pax 3
When it comes to high-quality, well-designed vaporizers, nothing could come close to the Pax 3. With its stylish and sleek build and design, the Pax 3 was made to look high quality and to offer high-quality results and performance. The Pax 3 has a compact, slim body that makes it perfect for on-the-go use, coming in at a miniscule 3.3 oz/93g with tiny dimensions: 9.8 cm x 3.1cm x 2.2 cm (3.87 in x 1.21 in x 0.85). It is also made from sturdy materials like aluminum and silicone that allow it to withstand all kinds of abuse.
With the high-tech Pax 3, users can enjoy an impressive 110 minutes of continual use - another key metric when it comes to compact-ness and portability. Any user can enjoy delicious vapor for as long as needed and experience quality functions that few other vaporizers offer - and none in such a compact little vessel.
The Pax 3 can be enjoyed with both dry herb and concentrates and has an amazing hidden feature - games! In fact, this might be the most compact gaming device out there. With the Pax 3, you can play hidden interactive games that allow you to enjoy vape sessions with friends like never before. With small extras and such relentless attention to detail packed into such a small package, the Pax 3 is revolutionising what ‘compact’ really means.
Best Overall Portable Vape: DaVinci IQ 2
With the IQ2, it cannot be denied that Davinci have attempted to build upon the strong aspects of the original Davinci IQ and improve those aspects that needed it. With these slight changes, Davinci have absolutely created what we consider to be the best overall portable vape.
Like the other DaVinci vaporizers, the IQ2 is built with purity, longevity, and simplicity in mind, with medical-grade components and some really impressive and simple to use technology. Of course, no metal or plastic touches your material thanks to a sophisticated conduction glass-lined heating system, and the all-ceramic airpath is engineered with zirconia, creating an unprecedented purity and vapor flavor. Some of the reasons we rank it as the best overall vape are:
- Size- 1.75 x 3.61 x 0.97 inches or 4.5 x 9.2 x 2.5 cm
- Weight - 6 oz or 170 g
- Heat-up Time - 30 Seconds
- BatteryType - 18650/ 1 Hour Use/ Removable/Rechargeable
The IQ2 is also compatible with solid concentrates, and like other Davinci vaporizers, the IQ2 contains no loose parts, which makes it easy to load material into your device when you are on the go. The grid display provides feedback in a panel of 51 dimmable LED lights to show the length of your draw, your dose per draw, precise temperature, Smart Path, battery level and more.
While the IQ2 looks quite similar to the original IQ, the advancements to the technology on the inside is really quite astonishing, and Davinci have included technologies that give consumers a whole new level of control not just over their session, but also insight into their vaping patterns.
The IQ2 allows for users to customize their dry herb or concentrate experience through precision temperature and adjustable air flow, and track/report their dose per draw and per session. The IQ2 comes with concentrate pads for better compatibility with waxes and resins, and the pearl has been marginally upgraded to work a little better as a chamber reducer. Oh, and have we mentioned that it’s super efficient and powerful conduction oven produces amazing vapor? For all of the reasons mentioned, the Davinci IQ2 is our new overall best in class!
Most Discreet Portable Vape: DaVinci Miqro
The DaVinci Miqro continues to reign supreme when it comes to discreetness. It does everything a normal sized vape does while maintaining the same excellent quality and power that you expect from all Davinci vapes. It was designed not only to look great, but also to offer the most high-tech functions and the most cutting-edge technology for the absolute best results.
At 80 x 34 x 23 mm in size and weighing 104g, the Miqro is a whole 33% smaller than the IQ, fitting into your palm for the utmost discretion in any situation that requires it. But don’t be fooled, it packs a punch that can easily compete with bigger portable models. This pocket-friendly device carries innovative Smart Path heat settings, Boost mode for quick draws that really deliver, a 100% pure ceramic zirconia air path with heat resistant surfaces to withhold their chemical makeup when exposed to extreme heat, so that the resulting vapor is pure and authentic, and the battery allows for 1.5 to 2 hours of life!
With the DaVinci Miqro, you can finally enjoy long vape sessions on the go, without having to worry about charging your unit. Also, thanks to the huge impressive clouds it produces, you will understand that the two hours of continual use that it offers is more than enough. For the perfect mix of power and discretion, look no further.
Best Vapor Quality: The Mighty Vaporizer
OK, so if vapes are as popular as cats, the Storz and Bickel Mighty could be considered a Norwegian Forest Kitten (search this immediately). The Mighty has become one of the most well-known vaporizers on the market, and its popularity spreads practically worldwide.
Storz and Bickel are known for designing and manufacturing some of the most high-quality vaporizers with medical grade quality materials and performance. The Mighty is one of their most popular vaporizers, and is also known to be one of the best portable units on the market.
Although the Mighty does not have the most compact size or discrete build, it has a super powerful battery that offers 90 minutes of continual use and a super sturdy build that allows users to have a stress-free, on the go vape experience. And, the trade-off for a slightly bigger build? A super efficient convection/conduction hybrid heating mechanism that offers what we consider to be the absolute best vapor of any portable unit. To take the MIghty on the go, you might have to throw it in a backpack or in a purse, but once you pull it out and start using it, that extra bit of effort will be worth it.
Along with its powerful battery and sophisticated heating system, the Mighty has one of the best cooling systems we’ve ever seen in a portable vape, and is made from the highest quality of materials like durable plastic and smooth, cooling ceramic. This is the perfect storm, as it were, for the best vapor. With the Mighty, you will receive nothing but the best vapor from your favorite dry herbs, and thanks to this, we are confident that it will become your favorite.
Best Portable Vape Under $200: Arizer Solo 2
A perfectly amazing portable dry herb vape for a great price, the Arizer Solo 2 really does have it all. This super powerful dry herb vaporizer has been known to be one of the best portable units on the market since it was released, and we can’t see it going anywhere any time soon.
One of the things that makes the Arizer Solo 2 stand out from the thousands of portable vapes out there is its more than impressive battery life. The Arizer Solo 2 offers a mind-blowing 3 hours of continual use, making it perfect for on-the-go vaping and just downright enjoyable vape sessions. It also has a sturdy, long lasting body and is made with amazing quality materials like stainless steel and borosilicate glass - it’s designed to withstand years of use.
Another thing that makes the Arizer Solo 2 stand out is its super fast heat up time.
Thanks to it's impressive temperature range and quality build, this unit heats up in only 30 seconds, and allows the user to enjoy delicious, high quality vapor without having to wait. Arizer solo 2 is easy to use and can be enjoyed from the moment it’s is unboxed, making it perfect for vape beginners and veterans alike. With everything that the Arizer Solo 2 offers, and that amazing price, there’s no doubt that this vape offers the absolute best quality for under $200.
Best Portable Vape Under $150: Arizer Air 2
The Arizer Air might not be one of the most impressive vaporizers on our list on its own, but it is one that we simply had to mention. This powerful little unit doesn’t have any hidden features, and might not win in a battle against other vaporizers on this list, but it is a well-made vape that will definitely offer a great portable vape experience, all for a price that doesn’t make us cringe. This unit offers delicious, quality vapor from your favorite dry herbs and has easy to understand settings and functions.
The Arizer Air offers 60 minutes of continual use and charges in around 90 minutes. It’s ideal for the moderate vaper, with easy to use preset temperature settings, simple loading mechanism, absolute portability, and powerful ceramic oven. With the quality cooled vapor it produces, we are also confident that it will satisfy your vape needs.
Another thing that makes this unit worthy of being on our list is its portable and discreet build. Its small size allows users to simply pack it in a pocket and enjoy it stress-free anywhere. It also has a durable high quality build that will allow it to last long into the future. With all these small and simple qualities, the Arizer Air can still hold its own against other competition on the market. Because of its ease of use, simplicity, durability, we couldn’t offer anything better at such a great price!
Best Value Portable Vape: Crafty
It might be difficult to see at first glance why a vape hovering around the $250.00 mark deserves the title of ‘best value’, but hear us out. This powerful unit is considered the younger brother of the Mighty vape by Storz and Bickel, offering the same quality and impressive features as its big brother, all rolled into a smaller and more affordable package. When you consider that the Mighty is almost double the price of the original Crafty, the value becomes super apparent.
One thing that makes the Crafty unique from the Mighty is that it was made to be used with both wax and dry herb; this allows it to offer a more versatile vape experience that many users find more enjoyable. If you are a fan of Storz and Bickel vaporizers, and have been looking for a portable and versatile unit at a fraction of the cost, the Crafty is definitely for you.
Like other Storz and Bickel vaporizers, the Crafty has an impressive range of temperatures that are controllable via the Crafty Remote App, which make temperature control super easy and perfect for beginners. It’s a simple to understand vaporizer that makes vaping easy, fun and stress-free.
For the price, the Crafty is extremely portable and impressively powerful. The Crafty offers 50 minutes of continual use before it needs to be recharged, and offers just enough to allow it to be used on the go. Like all Storz and Bickel vapes, the Crafty is made out of tough stuff like stainless steel and ceramic, and has a powerful hybrid conduction/convection oven that produces a medical grade vapor quality. Because of the easy functions it boasts, and the overall quality of this unit for the price, this vape is absolutely phenomenal.
Overall Best Vape Pen: G Pen Elite
On the cheaper, more affordable side of portable vapes we have the high-quality G Pen Elite. This high-tech, well made dry herb vape pen has some amazing features, a quality build, and a super smooth functionality, all rolled into something not much bigger than, well, a pen. It has a small and discreet build that makes it perfect for portable vape use, and offers a long lasting battery life to satisfy the needs of even heavyweight users.
The G Pen Elite offers an estimated 70 to 80 minutes of continual vaping goodness. Although it may not sound like much, once you take a hit from this incredible vaporizer, you will understand that the 70 to 80 minutes of use it offers is more than enough. This awesome little unit also has precise temperature settings that allows for complete control over the vape experience at all times. The G Pen Elite efficiently vaporizes any type of dry herb, and offers the best quality vapor at all times.
There's one last little trick that the G Pen Elite has up its sleeve, offering one of the biggest ceramic heating chambers of any portable vape. This incredible little unit can hold up to 0.75 grams of dried herb in its impressive chamber. This is truly mind-blowing when compared to other vaporizers on the market, especially when you take its size into consideration. With this super powerful yes small unit, users are able to enjoy a stress-free portable vape experience like never before, and receive some of the best tasting vapor from their favorite dried herbs.
Best Quality Vapor for the Price: Arizer ArGo
Including some of the most desired features of the Solo 2 but properly pocket size, the Argo is versatile, and produces very high quality vapor for the price. Not a cloud producer but a taste maintainer, the Argo makes sessions easy and enjoyable. Another excellent vape from Arizer, this vape is the most discreet from Arizer, and it’s a great choice if you’re looking for the vape that fits in your pocket and still produces great quality vapor.
Although it doesn’t produce massive clouds, the Argo does produce an excellent vapor, pulling no punches when it comes to the quality and flavor of its vape. As with all Arizer products, Argo has borosilicate glass accessories that cool the vapor before it reaches the user. With a tough plastic and aluminium body, precise construction, manual temperature control, and a wide temperature range, this vape was made for vapor quality above all, with portability following as a close second.
The Argo is without a doubt an amazing portable vaporizer. It has a high build quality, wide range of temperatures, a clear screen and intuitive design. Best of all is the quality of the vapor itself for the price. Considering its price and the quality of the product, it’s a great choice for the discreet vaper who doesn’t want to spend a huge amount of money but who still desires the absolute best quality vapor.
Best Overall Vapor Quality: Crafty Plus
The Crafty Plus is named such for that which came before it, the original Crafty. The Crafty Plus is more of an upgrade than a fully new vaporizer, and Storz and Bickel have dedicated themselves to making the Crafty the best possible version of itself with the Crafty Plus. The Crafty Plus has improved battery life, a 30% faster heat up time (heating to 180 degrees Celsius in less than 60 seconds), improved housing material, and a sleek new overall design. There are many, many reasons we love this vape so much:
- The heating system is a hybrid conduction and convection mechanism and reaches a maximum temperature of 210 degrees Celsius
- The average battery life is 50 minutes or about 6 bowls per charge, the initial heating time is around 90 seconds, and you can use the Crafty Plus while it charges
- The recharge time is 70 minutes and the charger is compatible with USB The storage capacity holds 0.25 grams of material
- The dimensions are 11cm x 5.7 cm x 3.3 cm and the device is 136 grams
- There are 6 temperature settings and a useful Bluetooth app (compatible with Android and iOS) for easy adjustment
Besides this, the Crafty Plus has a cooling system, which when combined with everything else we’ve mentioned, make its vapor quality completely unrivalled. The Crafty Plus is even more lightweight than the original Crafty, and is the most discreet of the Storz and Bickel portable vape range. That being said, it’s incredibly durable despite its size, and is medically certified for guaranteed vapor quality. This vape is made for any vaper on the go who never wants to be without a high quality, reliable device that’s as portable as they are. The Crafty Plus is the perfect size for fitting in a bag or pocket and is durable enough to not have to worry about.
Handy and compact, the Crafty Plus provides any user with outstanding vapor quality, flavor and air flow. Excelling at power as well as portability, the Crafty Plus uses a patented combination of convection and conduction heating – a technology proven to excel in heating up herb evenly and efficiently. In addition, the powerful heating system allows for exceptional air flow and allows you to experience an effortless draw of all the delicious terpenes and flavors of your dry herb still in tact. If you are willing to spend a little extra, this vape will give you the best vapor imaginable in a portable vape.
Choosing Only Quality
In this blog, we shared with you a list of the most popular and sought-after portable vaporizers on the market. As mentioned at the beginning of the blog, we chose these units not only based on their popularity but also on our experience using them ourselves. Out of the thousands and thousands of portable vaporizers on the market, we have found that these units are the best, not only thanks to their quality functionality and the amazing results they offer, but also their prices, their reviews, and the overall vape experience they offer.
Here at Herbalize Store, we like to take our precious time finding the best vaporizers, accessories and units that we are confident will satisfy even the pickiest vape lovers. With our years of experience and our team of vape professionals, we are able to share some of the most detailed information on the market about the products we offer. Thanks to the information we offer, users are able to have an easier and less stressful time choosing the perfect vaporizer out of the thousands of options that are on the market today.
With blogs like this, we are able to share the information we ourselves have gathered, and help users on their vape journey. If you would like to learn more about popular vaporizers, ways to unlock your units ‘superpower’, or simply learn more about vaping, don't hesitate to take a look at our blog section. There, you will find a large variety of information that our vape lover professionals have gathered to offer you the best vape experience possible. We are confident that with this information, you will be able to become a vape expert in no time and have an easier time enjoying the quality you deserve. We definitely know you deserve it!
And there, my friends, you have it. The ultimate list of portable vapes for the year 2020. For anything you could possibly want, there’s a vape to suit your preferences and needs, and we’ve been happy to help you on your journey to choosing the best possible one for you.