We start this list off fresh, so much so that the first device on the tally isn’t even available in our shop just yet. We did get one for testing, and we love it so much we just had to include it here. We’re eagerly anticipating the shipping company to drop off a fresh batch of the updated version of the 2016 IQ soon though.
The IQ2 is everything one would expect from a follow-up to a classic vaporizer. The IQ2 delivers welcome improvements on the original IQ, such as dual-usage (you can now also vape extracts) and a bigger, better-insulated oven. The IQ2 also gives you full control over the airflow and draw resistance.
Like all other DaVinci vaporizers, the IQ2 is built with purity in mind, using only medical-grade components. No metal or plastic parts touch your herb or contaminate the flavour of your vapour. The airtight, all-ceramic air path is engineered with zirconia and a glass-lined oven to ensure unprecedented purity and flavour.
The IQ2 also is the first Fill Your Own - Know Your Dose portable vaporizer. Enter your strain potency and the amount of herb or extracts in your oven and your IQ2 will track and report dose per draw and per session. Add a maximum dose per session in the app and your IQ2 will alert you when you have reached your desired dose.
Storz & Bickel Volcano Hybrid
The Volcano Hybrid by Storz & Bickel is without a doubt the best home or desktop vaporizer on the market. Still building on the foundation that was laid with the Volcano Classic, the Hybrid is like its digital younger brother that offers the option of vaping through both a balloon as well as a whip.
The Volcano Hybrid is as straightforward as a vaporizer can be. Fill the chamber, choose your preferred temperature, switch on the air pump and voilá! The only thing you have to decide for yourself is how to consume the vapour you create.
The Volcano Hybrid is called the Hybrid for a reason. It gives you the choice between vaping directly through a whip or “catching” the vapour in a detachable balloon. With the detachable balloon, the vapour may be inhaled at ease, completely separated from the vaporization process. This makes it perfect for social vaping, as it’s both comfortable and safe!
The Linx Gaia fully deserves to be included here once more. It’s one of the most elegant looking vaporizers on the market, kind of reminiscent of an old hip flask.
But the Gaia isn’t just here because of looks. The Quartz heating chamber is still one of the best on the market. Linx doesn’t use any plastics or steel to mess up your flavour. Instead, the Gaia will deliver some of the most distinctive and refined vapour available.
The Gaia’s elegant look and great flavour are combined with extreme pocketability, as the Gaia has very stealthy dimensions. All of this is available at an extremely affordable price. What’s not to like?
PAX 3 by PaxLabs
The PAX 3 keeps popping up on ‘Best-of-lists’ and with good reason. Created to vape both herbs and concentrates, it is one the most stealthy devices out there. It easily fits in your pocket or bag, and thanks to its sleek design, it won’t raise any suspicion whatsoever.
The PAX 3 comes with an oven lid that reduces the chamber capacity by 50%. This makes the PAX 3 an ideal vaporizer for those who are looking to microdose. If you want to make your herbs or concentrates last, this definitely comes in handy.
Thanks to the brilliant mobile app, you can easily customize your vaping experience and adjust your preferred settings. PAX continuously updates their app, which makes for an optimal experience at all times.
Storz & Bickel Mighty
The Mighty by Storz & Bickel is one of the vaporizers that also made our 10 best portable vaporizers of 2018 list. It remains a top 10 vaporizer for many reasons, with the biggest one being its versatility; the Mighty is a portable vaporizer that also functions extremely well as a desktop vaporizer.
The bright LED screen on the Mighty gives you all the required information regarding set and current temperature, as well as the status of your battery life. It’s an easy-to-operate device that will give you haptic feedback once it’s good-to-go.
VapoShop currently carries the 2018 version of the Mighty, which is driven by an improved battery with 20% more power.
DynaVap VapCap M
A proper top 10 vaporizers list wouldn’t be complete without the DynaVap VapCap M, and we expect it will remain on lists like this one for many years to come. It’s the only open-flame vaporizer that makes this year’s list, but it definitely holds its own amongst these battery-driven powerhouses.
Because it doesn’t rely on complex electronics, it is one of the most affordable vaporizers we carry. All you need is a (torch) lighter, and you’re set for instant on-demand vaping at any time.
Made to vape both herbs and concentrates, the DynaVap VapCap M is praised by experts as the ultimate device for those who consider themselves a flavour chaser. If you’re all about flavour, and you’re looking for a device that guarantees instant on-demand vaping, we can’t think of any vaporizer better suited to your wishes than the DynaVap VapCap M.
Another recurring vaporizer on our yearly list is the Boundless CFX. The Boundless CFX is included once more because it is perhaps the ultimate device when we look at the amount of power for your buck.
The large, powerful battery makes for some serious clouds of full vapour. It also means you can bring the Boundless CFX with you on those longer trips, without having to worry about it running out of juice.
The Boundless CFX is one of the more sturdy vaporizers out there. Thanks to the solid casing, it can definitely take a hit or two. If you live an active outdoor lifestyle and you ́re looking for a suitable device, we highly recommend the Boundless CFX.
Storz & Bickel Crafty+
The Crafty+ is one of two vaporizers on this year’s list that received the “+” treatment. As the follow-up to the original Crafty, the Crafty+ provides some pleasant updates to its predecessor. The original Crafty was part of our 10 best portable vaporizers for 2018, and it makes total sense for the new and improved Crafty+ to make the list this year.
The Crafty+ is extremely easy to operate, which is even further strengthened by the tremendous mobile app. The app even offers a “Find my Crafty” option, which we believe can be of real assistance to some of our fellow botanists out there.
With a fast heat-up time and very little draw resistance, the Crafty+ is a very powerful portable vaporizer. Storz & Bickel only make use of the finest materials when building their devices, and the Crafty+ is powered by a longer-lasting battery. If you’re looking for a strong impact from your materials, we highly recommend the Crafty+.
Firefly 2+ by Firefly
Another iconic vaporizer we saw get the “+” treatment was the Firefly 2. The Firefly 2+ - very much like its predecessor, which was featured in our 2018 list - is quite possibly the ideal vaporizer for those who are all about taste. The vapour quality and terpene profile release are of the absolute highest quality, perhaps only rivalled by the previously discussed VapCap M.
Good-to-go in only 3 to 5 seconds, the Firefly 2+ offers almost-instant vaping. When you’re not inhaling, the chamber cools down rather swiftly, making sure no material is wasted. If economic vaping is your thing, this might be the ideal device for you.
On top of the amazing flavour and economic vaping, the Firefly 2+ is an easy vaporizer to operate and maintain. Cleaning your device couldn’t be more straightforward and thanks to the superb Firefly mobile app, you are in complete control of adjusting the settings.
G Pen Nova LXE
The sole concentrates-only vaporizer to make this year’s list is the G Pen Nova LXE. The LXE is twice as powerful as its sibling, the original G Pen Nova. The LXE was developed specifically to cater to those who are all about vaping concentrates, and we highly support these efforts.
The G Pen Nova LXE is an extremely easy vaporizer to operate. Thanks to the option of choosing from different settings, you can comfortably find the ideal balance between flavour and big clouds of vapour. You have all the power to decide which way to lean.
If you’re big on thicker concentrates, the G Pen Nova LXE offers the beautiful option of the “extended draw mode”. By hitting the button twice, the LXE will start to heat continuously. This is ideal for getting the most out of your concentrates. As soon as you’re done with the extended draw mode, just press the button once more to cancel.