There are a lot of great vaporizers on the market these days, and while it’s exciting to have so many options, it can also be overwhelming. How do you figure out which vape is best for you?
That’s where this list comes in. At Namaste Vapes, we sell a wide variety of high-quality vaporizers. It can be hard to know where to start when vape shopping, so as 2019 comes to a close, we decided to put together a list of our customer favourites over the past year.
If you aren’t sure how to choose a high-quality vape (or you’re looking to upgrade your current vape setup), this article will help. Without further ado, here are the four best-reviewed cannabis vapes of 2019, along with a brief look at what makes each one so good.
#1: Volcano Digit Vaporizer
It’s no surprise to see the Volcano topping this list. Introduced in 2000 by German company Storz & Bickel, the Volcano desktop vaporizer immediately became the gold standard for at-home vaping.
Nearly two decades later, not much has changed. The Volcano is still widely considered one of the best vaporizers. Its name is synonymous with quality, both in terms of construction and superior vapour production.
The Volcano Digit is nearly identical to the original design but boasts a few quality-of-life upgrades. Instead of turning knobs, you can set your temperature via digital display, offering you more precise control over your vaping temperature.
The Volcano accepts both dry herbs and concentrates, and its convection heating system protects against burning and provides even, reliable vaporization. Each Volcano is hand-made in Germany from stainless steel.
If you’re in the market for a desktop vaporizer, you can’t do much better than a Volcano.
#2: Pax 3 Vaporizer
The Pax 3 is a sleek, powerful, portable vaporizer made by the famous Pax Labs, a company with a long history of producing exceptional vapes.
The Pax 3 set a new precedent for portable vaporizers. It produces the strong, flavourful vapour that you’d expect from much larger units, despite being small enough to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. The Pax 3 also accepts both dry herb and concentrates, which sets it apart from 90% of the other portable vaporizers on the market. It also has exceptional battery life, so you don’t have to worry about it dying while you’re out and about.
Finally, the Pax 3 has a nice weight and feel in your hand, and it produces smooth pulls. It was an instant fan favourite when it came out in 2016, and it’s still one of the best-performing portable vaporizers on the market today.
Not surprisingly, the Pax 2 -- the earlier version of the Pax 3 -- was also one of our top-reviewed vaporizers of 2019. It’s an excellent vape that shares many of the features of the Pax 3 and is available at a slightly lower price point (here’s a comparison of the Pax 2 vs. Pax 3).
In the interest of keeping this list varied, we’re bundling the Pax 2 and Pax 3 together. Either one is a strong option as a portable vape.
#3: Black Mamba Vaporizer
The Black Mamba’s sexy teardrop-shaped design is a timeless mix of form and function. Its wider base opens into an extra-large ceramic heating chamber that holds more than half a gram of dry herb at one time, which is notable given how compact it is.
As its namesake implies, the Black Mamba hits quickly and powerfully. It heats up in a brief 20 seconds -- far faster than most vapes of its size -- and produces rich, potent vapour. It also features a nonreactive, all-glass vapour path and food-grade glass mouthpiece that do an excellent job at preserving flavour.
If you’re looking for a stylish portable vaporizer that’s reliable and won’t break the bank, the Black Mamba is a strong choice.
#4: Mighty Vaporizer
German vape manufacturers Storz & Bickel have made this list again, this time with one of their portable vaporizers.
The Mighty is a handheld vape that, true to its name, offers lots of power in a small package. Its vapour production is comparable to that of a desktop vape, which is unheard of for a portable vaporizer. The Mighty can vaporize both dry herb and concentrates and it comes with a hybrid heating system -- a mix of conduction and convection heating that provides both fast heating and world-class temperature control.
If you want a top-tier portable vaporizer that outperforms many desktop vapes, the Mighty might be your best option.
The best-reviewed vaporizers of 2019
This list has something for everyone:
- The Volcano, the gold standard for desktop vaporizers for nearly 20 years.
- The Pax 3, a sleek, reliable portable vape that vaporizes both dry herb and concentrates.
- The Black Mamba, which balances speed and power with an affordable price tag.
- The Mighty, a world-class portable vape that excels at just about everything.
All of these vapes are excellent choices -- but if they aren’t quite what you’re looking for, our online store has plenty of other options. Thanks for reading, and happy vaping!