If you are new to the realm of dry herb vaporizers, you may not be familiar with the different models that are available or what you are looking to get out of a dry herb vaporizer. This choice is very important and needs to be well considered because each type of dry herb vaporizer from portable to desktop to pen vaporizers, and caters to a different need. The market has expanded and there are now multiple dry herb vaporizers to choose from. If you need some information to help you make a good choice, here are some things you will need to consider.


The first thing that you need to consider is how much dry herb you consume. Different dry herb vaporizers have different size chambers and each chamber is made from different materials which contribute to the size. The size of the heating chamber in a vaporizer differs with each brand and you need to look at oven capacity because this will have an impact on the length of your session. You might not want to constantly pack and repack your dry herb during each session so it is recommended that you focus on the oven efficiency and how well your dry herb is conserved. Some devices have small heating chambers however their oven efficiency is top tier which makes your session last longer.


Another consideration is how often you will be using your dry herb vaporizer because different vaporizers have different batteries. You want a vaporizer with a long-lasting battery because you don’t want to find yourself in a situation where your vaporizer dies mid-session. Portable vaporizers come with a USB cord that you can use to recharge the Lion- battery. If you use a vaporizer frequently, opt for one that has extended battery life. Newer vaporizers come with LED screens that indicate the level of the battery so that you can see how long you can use the device before it dies. You get desktop vaporizers that work with electricity so you won’t have to worry about battery life.

Temperature control

The beauty of a dry herb vaporizer is that it allows you to adjust the temperature to your liking and you will need to determine if you want to determine the temperature accurately or not. Each dry herb vaporizer has its own control settings. Some come equipped with heating settings while others allow you to customize your temperature. A good benchmark is to ensure that the temperature does not exceed 420 degrees Fahrenheit because you don’t want to burn the herb, you just want to heat it for optimal flavor and potency and to release the terpenes. Desktop vaporizers have 2 temperature control features: analog and digital. Regardless of which temperature control method you use, you have to monitor the temperature closely because temperatures too high result in combustion which results in smoke instead of vapor which is very harmful.


Each vaporizer comes in different sizes. Before purchasing, you need to decide if you want to be portable or if you want to have a device for home use only. For portability, a dry herb vaporizer and pen vaporizer are the options you need to go for, and for home use, desktop or table vaporizers are great because they depend on electricity to be powered and they are large. Vape pens and dry herb vaporizers are small and convenient for on-the-go use. You can use these vaporizers anywhere and anytime. If you are vaping for medical use only, a desktop vaporizer is a good choice, just be prepared to spend quite a bit of money.

Dry herb vaporizers are an extremely popular method of consuming marijuana and if you want to invest in one, consider how much dry herb you consume, the battery of each type of vaporizer, temperature control, and portability. Generally, most dry herb vaporizers save you a lot of buds because it is only required that you use a little bit of herb per session which is a benefit. Consider ditching the traditional method of smoking for this healthier alternative.

Elias Stevens is a freelance journalist, personal chef, and tech enthusiast.

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