This holiday season is a perfect time to show someone you care with a desktop or portable herbal vaporizer. These smart devices can help introduce a casual combustor to a new world, or take an enthusiast to the next level.
Arizer Solo 2 - Powerhouse Portable
This medium-sized portable features glass stems and extra long battery life.
The Arizer Solo 2 leverages all-glass stems and intricate heat settings for amazing vapor you can take with you -- as long as it’s from the couch to the backyard. This medium-sized portable isn’t quite pocketable, but it makes up for it with top-notch battery life, and a wicked fast heat up time.
For just over CAD$200, it makes an excellent gift for vaporizer enthusiasts who might be looking to upgrade from a more traditional conduction portable.
Also consider: Arizer Go
If the Arizer Solo 2’s pure flavor and excellent battery performance is appealing, but the size isn’t, the Arizer ArGo takes the same great vapor, and swappable batteries, into a much more pocketable package. You’ll still have to carry around an extra glass stem or two, however.
Volcano - Home Luxury
If you want top class performance at any price, the Volcano hits the mark.
Storz & Bickel’s Volcano is the perfect vaporizer for the enthusiast who already has it all. It’s a little spendy, but boasts some of the easiest, most consistent vapor in a desktop. That said, the Volcano Vaporizer doesn’t come cheap, and since it’s a desktop vaporizer, is likely to spend most of its life plugged into an outlet. If that doesn’t bother you, and you want to let someone know how you really feel about them, no matter the cost, the Volcano is an easy choice.
Also consider: Arizer Extreme Q
For desktop users looking for something similarly well-equipped, without the up-front investment, the Arizer Extreme Q includes a full set of accessories, including a remote control, and both bag and whip attachments. It doesn’t make quite the statement the Volcano does, but it vapes great, and works just as well right out of the box.
PAX 3 - Sleek and Techy
The PAX 3 Vaporizer is instantly recognizable, and easy to use.
The PAX 3 is one of our best-selling vaporizers, and it isn’t hard to see why. The elegant, attractive design stands out with a variety of delightful colors, and great vapor quality. It’s easy to use, pairs with your smartphone for extended controls, and can handle stickier substances, if you opt for the concentrate pod.
Those features add up to make the PAX 3 a perfect gift for someone who loves sleek, exciting tech, and is new to vaporizing. The Basic Kit includes everything they’ll need to get started for just $199, while the Complete Kit includes some extra parts -- including the concentrate pod -- for $249.
Also Consider: PAX 2
If you don’t need the extra bells and whistles, you can save some cash by opting for the PAX 2 Vaporizer instead. It heats up a little slower, and cuts Bluetooth connectivity and concentrate support, but otherwise is almost identical to the PAX 3 Vaporizer.
Ghost MV1 - The Latest Tech
Ghost’s ambitious MV1 produces amazing vapor, but comes with a learning curve.
The Ghost MV1 Vaporizer is an on-demand convection vaporizer, which means it heats up almost instantly, but also comes with a bit of learning curve. Once you’ve gotten used to it, you’re in for a world of great flavor and thick clouds, any time you want them. That makes the Ghost MV1 Vaporizer a great gift for first adopters and seasoned vaporizer veterans.
Its sleek look and full feature set don’t come cheap, and the Ghost MV1 will run you $385, plus any accessories you might want. There are plenty of them too, like a holster for extra cartridges, and a fast charger that will have your dead battery ready to go in just two hours.
Also consider: Haze Square
The Ghost MV1 isn’t the only on-demand convection vaporizer in our arsenal. The Haze Square Pro has four separate ovens, so you can load up once and be ready for the whole day. It charges super quickly, thanks to USB Type C Charging, and handles herbs and concentrates with ease. It’s also just $200, so you can save some cash and still get the latest tech.
DynaVap - Pocketable and Unique
DynaVap’s manually-heated VapCap vaporizers aren’t just a novelty.
While the other vaporizers on our list include internal heating elements, the DynaVap vaporizers all require an external heat source -- typically a butane torch. Simply load it up, heat the business end until it clicks, and take a big draw, or some small sips. Here is a quickstart guide that shows you how it works.
They’re also one of the most well-priced vaporizers we sell. The VapCap M starts at just $65, with modular options that range from $80 to $200, depending on what features and finishes you’re looking for. A VapCap vaporizer is a great gift for a new user, or an existing enthusiast looking for something unique and practical.
DaVinci MIQRO - Pocket-Sized and Sleek
DaVinci’s MIQRO squeezes impressive vapor into a tiny vaporizer.
The MIQRO Vaporizer takes DaVinci’s penchant for quality and packs it into an ultra-compact package. It’s easily pocketable, and very discrete. The tradeoff for its compact size is that the battery doesn’t last very long, but if you opt for the Explorer’s Edition, you’ll also get an extra battery, storage container, and carrying case to take everything with you, all for a surprisingly affordable $199.
X MAX Starry - Budget-Friendly, Feature-Packed
The X MAX Starry cuts the price without sacrificing features.
While a lot of vaporizers take out premium features to reach lower price points, the X MAX Starry Vaporizer adds just the right blend to ensure a consistent, enjoyable experience in a compact footprint. You’d be hard pressed to find replaceable batteries, full digital temperature controls, and excellent vapor anywhere else for under $100.
Boundless CF - Big Clouds Made Easy
The Boundless CF balances price and performance, plus it’s easy to use.
If you’re new to the world of herbal vaporizers, the Boundless CF is a great place to start. It’s easy to get up and running, it holds a lot of herb, and it won’t break the bank. Eventually you may want to move up to something that helps express some more delicate flavors, but even experienced vapor enthusiasts won’t be disappointed to see this under the tree.