The Best Dry Herb Vapes for Beginners 2024

The Best Dry Herb Vapes for Beginners 2024

Your first vape is an important choice, and we want to see you get it right. This guide will help.

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Last updated: January 5th, 2024
We are constantly looking for new and exciting products to add to our list of top choices. This page will continue to update and evolve as we discover and test more vaporizers.

When you begin your journey into the world of dry herb vaporizers, what do you pick up first? Is one dry herb vape better than another? We'll never say there is a best vaporizer for everyone, because everyone is different.

As a beginner, it's important that your vaporizer is easy to set up from the get go. Starting and ending your session should be quick and easy, and consuming the vapor shouldn't require too much work.

We eliminated a lot of the guesswork and chose five portable and two desktop vaporizers that require little know-how, but provide plenty of vapor. Let’s check them out.

Best vapes for beginners: Quick summary

Portable vapes

  1. Mighty+
  2. POTV XMAX V3 Pro
  4. POTV Lobo
  5. POTV XMAX Starry V4
  6. Arizer Solo 2
  7. PAX Mini

Desktop vapes

  1. Volcano Classic
  2. EpicVape E-Nano

Best portable vaporizers for beginners

Here’s our list of the best beginner-friendly, high-quality portable vaporizers we carry. They’re all solid performers that emphasize ease of use and can go anywhere, but have different sizes, prices and styles.


The best-selling Mighty+ vaporizer from Storz & Bickel produces top shelf results and is one of the most user-friendly vaporizers on the market. It’s consistent, effective, and has plenty of power to last, plus fast USB-C charging when it's time to fill up.

Power it on with a single click, and select an exact temperature with its two face buttons and full OLED screen. Use a grinder or stuff the heating chamber with whole flowers and enjoy a flavorful session with consistent hits and wide open airflow.

Pick up the Mighty Glass Mouthpiece Adapter if you want some customizations with POTV Glass.

We voted it as the Best Overall Portable Vaporizer of 2024, but it's a bit pricey, so if you want a more budget-friendly option, read on.

Pros 👍 Cons 👎
Easy controls Premium price tag
Unrivaled consistency Not very pocketable
Fantastic sessions - great for heavy users

👉 Read Mighty+ Review

Best Vapes for Beginners Mighty+ 2024 Vaporizers
The Mighty+: Our choice for Best Overall Portable Vaporizer of 2024. 
Mighty+ (Plus) Vaporizer

Mighty+ (Plus) Vaporizer

$389.25 Regular price: $519.00

The Mighty+ is the new gold standard for portable vaporizers. The Mighty+ is always excellent.

  • Strong, tasty, comfortable vapor
  • Universal USB-C charge port
  • Great battery life
  • One-minute heat-up time
  • UL certified quality
  • Fantastic sessions every single time

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The POTV XMAX V3 Pro enters with a strong suite of features, fantastic sessions, and a great entry-level price. Enjoy pure, flavorful vapor from its convection heating system that prevents direct contact with the heating element. Sessions are simple with an easy-to-use, three-button control setup, precise temperature controls down to a single degree, and a removable /  rechargeable battery when it's time for a quick swap.

One of our favorite benefits is its multiple vaping modes. Fire it up Session Mode and enjoy your herbs over the course of a four or six minute session. Then, switch over to On-demand mode when you want to take a quick hit, set it down, and come back to it later with zero waste in between.

To tie it all together, the POTV XMAX V3 Pro also comes with our signature Accessory Attachment to enjoy our line of Mini Bubblers, Glass stems, and water pipe adpaters.

Pros 👍 Cons 👎
Easy controls Not ideal for short sippers
Affordable Small bowl won't satisfy larger appetites
Session & On-demand modes

👉 Read POTV XMAX V3 Pro Review

Best Dry Herb Vapes for Beginners 2024 POTV XMAX V3 Pro
The POTV XMAX V3 Pro is effective, comes with great features, and comes with a great entry-level price. 
Vaporizer - Boundless CFX Vaporizer

Boundless CFX Vaporizer


The Boundless CFX is an affordable, simple-to-use powerhouse.

  • Fat, flavorful clouds
  • Large oven
  • Quick heat up time
  • Full digital display
  • Easy to use and share
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We’ve nailed the simple controls, satisfying sessions, and reasonable price-points, but can we take it even further? That’s our mission with one of the best vape kits out there, the Planet of the Vapes ONE. We took the simplicity and effectiveness of the previous vaporizers and shrunk them down into a palm-sized package.

Triple-click, set your temperature, and inhale clouds within 30 to 40 seconds. Charge it anywhere with the included usb cable and never miss a beat. Plus, you’re not anchored to just one type of hit. Instantly go from a solo session to a bubbler with the ONE’s all-in-one Accessory Attachment!

Pros 👍 Cons 👎
Budget-friendly Small bowl not ideal for heavy users
Ver simple controls Short battery life
Ultra portable

👉 Read POTV ONE Review

Best Vapes for Beginners 2024 POTV ONE Vaporizer
The POTV ONE is one of the best vape starter kits. It packs dense clouds, efficiency and simple controls into a palm-sized package. 
Planet of the Vapes ONE

Planet of the Vapes ONE

$99.95 Regular price: $124.95

The Planet of the Vapes ONE vaporizer is small, affordable, and hits like a champ!

  • Ultra-pocketable
  • Satisfying sessions
  • Great accessories - add a bubbler!
  • Easy to use and share
  • Affordable
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For those that want something with a little more oomph but all of the same great features as the ONE (and more), the POTV Lobo is the next best thing. Enjoy cool, punchy vapor from your choice of glass accessory, plus useful features like USB-C charging and a user-replaceable battery.

No special techniques are needed here either to produce great results. Simply pack the oven, triple-click it on, and set the temperature. When it’s ready, take short and easy puffs, or hit it hard with everything you’ve got. The Lobo is designed to perform no matter if you’re a light sipper or a big ripper!

Pros 👍 Cons 👎
Rich, effective vapor with every hit Glass pieces can make it hard to travel with
Removable battery Can’t vape while charging
Great for both light and heavy users

👉 Read POTV Lobo Review

Best Vapes for Beginners 2024 POTV Lobo


The Starry V4 enters the market at a great, budget-friendly price and a great set of features for the beginner. Set the temperature down to the single degree and watch your session progress on the bright display screen. The Starry also comes with a USB-C charge port and a removeable battery

This vape doesn't require a lot of knowhow to get going either. Simply pack it tight, set the temperature, and take slow, easy-going sips. It's perfect for those who want to start vaping their dry herbs but don't want to overdo it as they ease their way in.

Pros 👍 Cons 👎
Great price point Takes a bit of time to reach full vapor production
Pocketable Doens't do well with quick, fast draws
Removeable battery

👉 Read POTV XMAX Starry V4 Review

Best Dry Herb Vaproziers for Beginners 2024 POTV XMAX Starry V4 Vaporizer

Arizer Solo 2

The Arizer Solo 2 tastes great, heats up quickly, and hits any temperature you want, all at a reasonable price. Load the pure glass mouthpiece, turn it on, and enjoy flavorful hits within 30 seconds. it comes with a full digital display, a clean all glass vapor path

What really separates the Solo 2 from the rest, though, is its stellar battery capacity. On a single charge, the Solo 2 can produce rich, tasty clouds for a full three hours. Literally go weeks without a charge. When it’s drained, throw it on the charger and use it within five minutes while it’s plugged in. Another worthy beginner vape for our new vapers out there.

Pros 👍 Cons 👎
Great flavor Not pocketable
3 hours of runtime Glass stems can break
Easy maintenance

👉 Read Arizer Solo 2 Review

Best Vapes for Beginners 2024 Arizer Solo 2 Vaporizer
The Solo 2 has the longest battery life of any portable dry herb vaporizer. 
Arizer Solo 2 Vaporizer

Arizer Solo 2 Vaporizer

$154.95 Regular price: $169.95

The Solo 2 is Arizer’s most popular portable vaporizer.

  • Fantastic taste
  • Quick heat up time
  • Long battery life
  • Easy clean up
  • Customizable features
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PAX Mini

The PAX Mini is one of the simplest conduction vaporizers out there. It minimizes controls down to a single button and comes with one optimized, preset temperature setting. Pack it tightly, click the button once, and start your session within 30 seconds.

The PAX Mini is stylish, hits are consistent, and its controls are stripped down to just ON and OFF. Take a few sips, set it down, or pass it around a group of friends with confidence.

It also includes a few safety features like a full medical-grade construction and no moving parts or glass pieces for maximum durability. It's one of the best vape pen starter kits out there.

Pros 👍 Cons 👎
Simple, one-button controls No tempertaure control
Single optimized session setting No customization options
Ultra portable

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Best Dry Herb Vapes for Beginners 2024 PAX Mini Vaporizer

PAX 3 Vaporizer Onyx

PAX 3 Vaporizer

Starting at $207.96 Regular price: $259.95

The PAX 3 is wildly popular for a lot of reasons:

  • Ultraportable - goes anywhere
  • Long battery life
  • Easy to use and share
  • High-tech features
  • Large oven - holds a lot!
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Best desktop vaporizers for beginners

This list wouldn’t be complete without a couple desktop options. Desktop vaporizers plug directly into the wall for limitless sessions and unrivaled power. These two options are effective, easy to use, and built to last for years.

Volcano Classic

When it comes to desktop vaporizers, the Volcano Classic stands at the top. Its robust construction, dead simple controls, and easy attach-and-go balloon functionality has continued to produce top-shelf results for both the seasoned pros and vape rookies for over 20 years.

Its heat up time is longer than other vapes, but is an unrivaled workhorse from there with its superior power output. Fill a balloon with as much or little as you want, walk around the house with it, or pass it around a group of friends.

The Volcano Classic could be the only vape you ever need, but if you want something a little cheaper or more discreet, take a look at the EpicVape E-Nano.

Pros 👍 Cons 👎
Easy to use and share Premium price tag
Consistent and reliable No display screen
Large oven

👉 Read Volcano Classic Review

Best Vapes for Beginners 2024 Volcano Classic Vaporizer
For 20 years, the Volcano Classic (Onyx shown here) has been the pinnacle of desktop vaporizer performance.
Volcano Onyx Vaporizer By Storz and Bickel

Volcano Classic Vaporizer

$479.25 Regular price: $639.00

The Volcano Classic vaporizer is exactly that - a classic.

  • Fantastic vapor
  • Easy to use and share
  • Consistent
  • Efficient
  • Amazing track record

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EpicVape E-Nano by Epickai

You may question the Epickai E-Nano’s small stature and lack of bells and whistles, but this little desktop vape packs a mean punch, is a breeze to use, and is ready to hit in five to 10 minutes.

The full convection vapor from its glass stem and adjustable bowl tastes great, provides a comfortable throat hit, and packs as big a punch as you want, all for less than half the price of a Volcano.

Pros 👍 Cons 👎
Simple dial controller No display screen
Small footprint Longer heat up time
Adjustable bowl size

👉 Read E-Nano Review

Best Vapes for Beginners 2024 EpicVape E-Nano Vaporizer
The E-Nano may not look like much, but it packs a killer punch. 
EpicVape E-Nano Vaporizer Cherry

EpicVape E-Nano Vaporizer by Epickai


The E-nano has been dubbed the “King of Microdosing”, but its bowl can be expanded for larger appetites.

  • Artisanal craftsmanship
  • Adjustable bowl
  • Fantastic microdoser
  • Variable temperature control
  • Delicious
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Beginng your vaping journey can be daunting and overwhelming, but it can also be a lot of fun exploring the different options. As we often say, there isn't a best vaporizer for everyone. Different users have different preferences, styles, and requirements. If you need a little more guidance, feel free to reach out to us here and we'll get set you on your way.

Best vapes for beginners: FAQs

Q: What is the best temperature for a dry herb vaporizer?

A: That depends on what you’re looking for. Temperature preferences differ from our beginners to our experienced vapers.

360°F/182°C and below is ideal for the flavor chasers. This area produces gentle but tasty vapor quality that’s rich in herbal accents and smooth from mouth to lungs.

360°F/182°C to 400°F/204°C is perfect for those that want both flavorful hits and dense clouds, without the harshness.

400°F/198°C and above creates the thickest clouds with no regard to taste or smoothness. This area is potent and provides strong effects.

Q: What's the best herbal vaporizer?

A: It’s hard to declare one vaporizer as the very best. All vape devices aspire to be the number one choice, but we believe there’s a best dry herb vaporizer for each person, and everyone’s different. Check out our Best Portable Vapes Guide to see our top picks for each need.

Q: Should I use a grinder?

A: You can vaporize dry herbs and have a great vaping experience without a grinder, but most vapes prefer ground herbs. With ground herbs, the cook is even, the vapor is potent, and the results are consistent, it’s not required. If you’d like to dive in more, check out our full guide on grinders and how to use them.

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Tyler is a writer and photographer from Jacksonville, Florida, where you can find him reading on the beach, or on his longboard, carving up the streets of his neighborhood.

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