Vaporizer Buyers Guide
Vaporizer Buyers Guide
When it comes to vaporizers, portability means a lot more than just the size of the device. Although, portability does imply the feature of having it conveniently fit in the palm of your hand, your purse, pocket or trendy new man purse (which is definitely not a value to be overlooked) But, portability can also refer to how discrete said device is. That is, the discreteness of cannabis smell. As well, does it look like i'm puffing on a big piece of technology? or does it look like I'm using an E-cigarette? luckily for you, we carry lots of pen-style vaporizers!
So for a device to be truly portable we believe it not only needs to be small in size, but must cover any odor that could be spread via cannabis / cannabis combustion. Which leads us to the next most important factor of a vaporizer; The heating method.
If you read our previous blog post you remember us talking about "conduction" and "convection" which are the two heating methods used to heat cannabis into a vapor. Knowing the difference between the two can make all the difference when it comes to you personal needs, so make sure to keep yourself well informed before jumping to purchase an expensive piece of paraphernalia!
First, conduction vapes work solely on the transfer of heat through direct contact with your herbs. Very similar to how your stove or campfire would react to your marshmallows when roasting them.
For herbs that are placed in the conduction chambers, they evaporate within seconds. Which turns cannabinoids and terpenoids into a much healthier and inhale friendly vapor. This process is also known as a motionless transfer of heat. Furthermore, conduction vapes typically stand out by having open flame heating plates that will usually come with butane and or a battery powered heating chamber. They also stand out because they heat your herbs much faster than convection vapes, making your consumption far more instantaneous. So, the only major drawback for conduction vapes is the fact that there is a small chance that the herbs will be heated using combustion, considering the heat is coming in direct contact with the herbs themselves.
As for Convection, this method depends mostly on liquid or gas, such as steam, to facilitate the movement of heat. In a scenario using cannabis, convection vapes heat your herbs by circulating hot air not only around it, but through it as well. Thus, all of the heating energy is transferred through liquid, which then turns the herbs into inahalable carcinogen free vapor. So much like its counterpart, there is no reason why the convection vape should use any kind of combustion to heat your herbs. Which is not something to be taken lightly. As well, they usually contain far more options when it comes to temperature, giving the user many options on what temperature they would rather use to heat their herbs. Not only does this control the heat of the vapor your inhaling, but it also gives you many options of duration, flavor, and effectiveness with your session.
Overall, portable dry herb vaporizers are priced reasonably in today’s market. What you pay is truly what you get. For example, when seeking a high quality convection vaporizer you are often going to be seeing a much higher price point, because as we discussed, they have far more options when it comes to heating. As well, as they have a more thorough and healthy method of heating which usually requires a much more extensive build. Although, that isn't to say that convection vaporizers are better, it all comes down to personal preference and what you yourself are looking to get out of your vaporizer. Some may prefer a quicker heat up time, so they would search for a conduction vaporizer, while some who may seek a more "savory" smoke will search for a convection vaporizer. it really all depends on doing your research and making sure you find the vaporizer suited best for you before making your purchase!