Best Portable Vaporizer For Dry Herb

This is my current top pick for the best dry herb vaporizer in 2021 (portable).


#1 Top Pick:  Mighty  *Strong vapor, very consistent, easy to use

Mighty Vaporizer

The Mighty is a very, very good vaporizer. If performance and consistency are your main priorities then this vape should be at the top of your list.

The Crafty and Mighty share a lot of the same qualities and have many similarities, but one of the main differences is their physical size. The Crafty is the “pocket-able” version of the two. Both models however are extremely easy to use and don’t require any special hand or finger dexterity to load.

I consider this one more of a cordless home vape than a true pocket vape, but it is still portable nonetheless and the larger size gives it some advantages like extended battery life.

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Previous top picks:

*Same high performance as Mighty in a smaller package

Crafty Plus VaporizerFrom the time it was released in October 2014 I used my Crafty daily for at least 3 years, I brought it with me every time I left my house. Nowadays I mix it up and rotate a few others in as well, but this one still makes its rounds.

The strength and overall quality of the vapor that these produce is excellent, and the taste is also very good. Smoothness is maybe an 8/10 but overall these are hard to beat, they’re the most-liked and highest-rated portable vapes you will find reviewed online.

These are “session” vapes which means you load them up, turn them on, then proceed to take draws back-to-back over the span of about 10 mins, and they’re two of the most consistent units on the market.

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*Most popular pocket vape, very portable & easy to use

PAX 3 VaporizerThis is the PAX 3 vaporizer and it’s the latest and greatest version of the best selling portable vape of all time.

It has a lot of very cool features & advantages and it’s generally an easy vape to use, as long as you load it right (full and tight!).

The thing I like best about it is its ability to create nice clouds of vapor from a short draw. All you need is a ~3-4 second pull to get a good cloud, so people with low lung capacities tend to like this one (like my wife).

It’s also a pretty smart vape as far as how it senses what you’re doing, which helps with efficiency and minimizing waste.

If you want a very compact vaporizer that’s easy to use and performs consistently then this is one I think you should consider.

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Arizer Solo 2
*Great build quality & battery life, very easy to use

Arizer Solo 2

The Solo 2 vaporizer is the latest iteration of Arizer’s iconic vape that has been out for many years now.

It’s generally considered one of the best all-around dry herb vapes you’ll find under $200 in terms of build quality, ease of use and performance.

This is usually the vape I recommend to beginners or to people who want the easiest unit to use, and based on all of the feedback I’ve received there are very few complaints.

It also happens to have a very long-lasting battery, so while I don’t fully consider this a truly portable vaporizer I do feel that it’s great for cordless use around your home.

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K-Vape Pro
*Great starter vape, best value for the price

This is the K-Vape Pro from KandyPens, their latest dry herb vaporizer and much improved from the original K-Vape. $75 for a good performing, well-built, easy to use portable vape is nothing to sneeze at.

It has a ceramic oven with hybrid conduction/convection heating, and the glass mouthpiece has an extended vapor path inside so that it doesn’t feel hot or harsh like many other inexpensive vapes do.

For voltage settings give you pretty good control over the temperature inside the oven, and if you’re going for big clouds I would go straight to the max setting.

Vapor production, the flavor, and the build quality are all above-average for the price range it’s in.

AirVape XS GO
*Newest and smallest dry herb vaporizer from AirVape

AirVape’s latest release is the new XS GO portable vaporizer, and it is quite possibly the smallest and lightest herbal vape I’m going to recommend.

If you’re familiar with their previous model the AirVape XS then you have a very good idea of how this XS GO will perform. This is impressive, because they managed to keep the same level of performance but reduce both the size and weight of the unit to make it even more travel-friendly.

It has a magnetic mouthpiece on top that you pull off to access the above-average sized oven, which is ceramic lined and utilizes both convection and conduction heating methods.

Loading and unloading is easy as can be, and what’s even easier is the controls for the thing. One button on the front does everything and it’s very user-friendly and easy to understand.

3 clicks to turn it on and off, hold down the button to cycle through heat levels.

This model is going down in the record books as the cheapest battery-powered vape with good performance that I’ve ever put on my list of top picks as of now (2019).

Linx Eden
*Improved dry herb vape from Linx with a quartz oven

Linx has always impressed me with their build quality and attention to detail, ever since I reviewed their first vape pen the Hypnos.

The trend continues with their new Eden vaporizer for dry herb, it’s a nice upgrade from their previous herb vape the Gaia, and it has a unique feature not found in many vapes: a quartz oven.

It’s mostly-convection heating paired with the glass oven results in some pretty pure tasting vapor, there is no plastic in the Eden which is way different than many other vapes in this class.

You won’t need to spend a lot to get into one of these, it’s entry-level pricing is one of the reasons it made my top picks list, I think it’s a great value.

*Pocket portable under $150 with cool features

The new ONE vaporizer from Planet of the Vapes (POTV) is an updated and refined version of base unit used in the Fury 2, which is well-liked by many users for its simplicity.

You get a nice little package with a lot of cool features for a very decent price, right around $130, which is pretty low for a good portable vaporizer.

The heating is mostly convection so you don’t need to load a lot of herb in there and you shouldn’t pack the oven tight, keep it fairly loose to allow for the best airflow.

It’s below-average in size with the standard mouthpiece, but it does have a few glass mouthpiece options that stick out and make the whole thing a little larger.

My favorite stem is the bent one, it’s still small enough to keep it a pocket vape but it has enough of a bend to reduce the heat of the vapor slightly and make it a tad more comfortable.

*High build quality, super discreet, no batteries

DynaVap M 2020

The Dynavap VapCap is a very unique vaporizer, there are no batteries, you use a butane torch lighter as your heat source.

There are other butane vapes on the market as well, but Dynavap makes a whole line of very cool models that all generally work the same way.

Its got a small herb chamber but you don’t need to use a lot because it’s super efficient, and it creates very potent vapor from the small amount you put in there.

You also can’t get much faster or more discreet than this one, it’s roughly the same width as a pen and it heats up in about 10 seconds or less.

The materials used in its construction are also very high quality, you have the choice of stainless steel (the “M” model) or titanium (like the “OmniVap”).

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Ghost MV1
*A+ Flavor, A+ Potency, A+ Efficiency

Ghost MV1This is the Ghost MV1 Vaporizer, the most advanced on-demand convection vape I’ve reviewed.

The purity, smoothness and potency of the vapor is incredible by anyone’s standards, every millimeter of the vapor path was very carefully thought out.

It has a metal alloy body and a ceramic herb chamber, ceramic vapor path, and retractable mouthpiece. It also has a removable battery pack and I can’t stress enough how awesome this vape feels in your hand, the ergonomics of the design and the weight-balancing is a big step above the rest.

The efficiency is also the best you can get, it holds just about ~0.1g of material at a time and you get a handful of really nice, really strong draws from that.

I honestly feel that it produces the best overall vapor quality of any portable vaporizer, I still use it myself every day in preference over many others.

With the crucible dispenser they offer now it makes taking this vape on-the-go a breeze, and swapping out herb chambers takes just a few seconds.

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DaVinci IQ & MIQRO
*Nice vapes overall, good performance w/ lots of cool features

DaVinci MIQRO VaporizerDavinci IQ 2 Vaporizer

This DaVinci IQ is one of the most compact vapes on the list, and I’m pretty impressed with it. Actually, I had to make an update to this part, because now DaVinci has the Miqro which is even smaller than the IQ, which is nuts.

You really have to watch my review videos to see everything there is to know, but they’re basically very well-rounded vapes, they’re good at a lot of things. They’re both session vapes with conduction heating so they’re generally very consistent with each use.

They’re small, super portable, feel well-made and perform very well for their size. They also both happen to have removable batteries, and the IQ has custom programmable heating profiles with the app.

Check out my review pages for the IQ and the Miqro to see my full videos of each one.

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X Max Starry
*Well-rounded package for a nice low price

This little vape is called the X Max Starry and the specific model I have is the POTV edition.

It’s currently $100, way on the low end of the price range for good portable vapes, but it’s actually a pretty nice package with cool features and respectable performance.

You have a removable 18650 battery, digital lcd display with 1° temperature adjustments, a medium-size ceramic herb chamber and a nice ceramic zirconia mouthpiece (it’s magnetic too).

I usually don’t like very inexpensive vapes because the materials they’re made of and their performance is usually sub-par, however, this Starry is one of the few exceptions.

If you’re new to vaping and you want the best battery-powered vape you can get for $100, this is pretty much it.

Haze Square
*New on-demand convection vape with FOUR herb chambers

Haze has been around for a while and this new unit is in my opinion an awesome improvement from their previous model the Dual V3.

This one uses full convection heating for great tasting vapor that’s also nice and potent. I like to focus on the performance first but I haven’t mentioned the most unique part about it yet, the quad herb chambers!

Yes, you can pre-load up to four bowls at once and switch between them on-the-fly while you’re vaping, pretty cool. It’s not gimmicky either, the feature works well and the performance is there to back it up.

AirVape X
*Ultra slim design, good performance, easy to load and use

The AirVape X is the newer, upgraded version of their XS vaporizer.

It has the same slim design and shape, with mostly the same features, but they upgraded the whole top section with the mouthpiece and also made the oven slightly larger.

Since the whole top is held on magnetically it makes it easy to load and unload, and the controls on the front are easy to operate as well.

Performance and vapor production is very good, and the haptic feedback (vibration) feature is cool to let you know when it automatically shuts off after a session.

The digital display on the front shows you the current oven temperature and also has a countdown timer for the auto shut-off.

Flowermate V5.0S
*Popular entry-level dry herb vaporizer

The Flowermate is pretty much the cheapest battery-powered vape I recommend. The performance is OK and it provides a decent overall experience.

If you can swing an extra $20 I recommend the Starry as a better option for $100, you get a little more bang for your buck with that one.

The absolute least-expensive herbal vape I like and recommend would be the Dynavap M for $60 that I have listed above, but it’s not battery-powered.

This Flowermate V5.0S is easy to use and built fairly well, and while the taste isn’t anything to write home about it still manages to produce decent clouds of vapor. Battery life is actually above average with this one because of its dual internal batteries (not common for the price).

Boundless CFX
*Easy to use, big clouds, fast vapor production

The CFX by Boundless Vapes produces an above-average amount of vapor in a below-average amount of time, ya see what I’m sayin? Even short 4-second puffs will get you nice satisfying clouds with these, and even though the draw is not quite as free-flowing as some others I still find it very enjoyable to use.

The main difference between the two models is the CFX has that big lcd display on the front, and I’m not gonna lie it’s kinda cool and useful. Performance is basically identical and believe it or not battery life is pretty much the same too. The CF is the smaller one that I’d consider much more of a pocket vape for use on-the-go.

AirVape XS
*Cool features, super easy to use, looks & feels great

The AirVape XS has a ton of cool features in a tiny package.

The shape is unique and surprisingly comfortable, and it has a sleek, durable finish. The oven inside is ceramic with about a 0.2g capacity, which is the perfect amount for a full solo sesh.

Performance is above-average for a portable, and considering its size I’m very satisfied with the taste and vapor production. It’s also one of the few vapes that vibrates when it’s ready and also when it shuts off, which is more convenient than it sounds, trust me.

It also has a glass mouthpiece, micro-USB charging, and temperature control in 1 degree increments. Overall, a very nice package, especially for the price.

Flowermate Swift Pro
*True portable convection vape for dry herb

The Swift Pro from Flowermate is a sweet little vape, and it actually shares almost identical internals with the Boundless CFV that I have listed below this one. This one is a top contender as far as best vaporizer for dry herb around $200.

It utilizes pure convection-heating which as of now is not a very common feature among portable vaporizers. 100% convection heating means your herb gets heated solely by hot air, so there is very little to zero conduction effect happening.

This type of heating has both advantages and disadvantages, but most people would agree that the pros outweigh the cons.

The Swift Pro has a nice look, shape and feel also, and I’m finding myself reaching for it pretty often. Build quality and the materials used in construction are probably it’s biggest weakness, it can feel kinda light and hollow, but I still like the performance of it a lot.

Boundless CFV
*Convection vaporizer that is NOT complex

This is the CFV which is a really cool portable vaporizer from Boundless.

Their other vapes, the CF and the CFX, are both a hybrid of conduction and convection heating, so this CFV is actually pretty different in how it’s designed and how it performs.

The oven is on the smaller side with a capacity of about 0.15g, but this vape is super efficient and you’ll get 5-8 really nice draws from that amount.

Flavor is very good with the convection heating and the draw resistance is surprisingly not that bad, it’s slightly easier to pull from compared to their other models.

Firefly 2
*On-demand convection portable for herb & concentrates

The Firefly 2 is one of the few convection-based portable vaporizers that has good performance, really good.

One of the most noteworthy aspects of this unit is the superb flavor of the vapor it produces.

It’s also incredibly efficient and does an equally great job of vaporizing both dry herb and concentrates.

Some people have struggled a bit to fully enjoy this one because of the slight technique involved to get the best results, but I feel that once it is mastered it offers a type of experience you can’t get from other portables.

Make sure you watch the video reviews I made that include the Firefly 2, they’ll really help you learn how this vape works so you can make sure it’s the right one for you.

*Very well-rounded and extremely popular

PAX 2 VaporizerThe PAX 2 is arguably one of the sleekest and sexiest vapes made, and the performance matches its good looks. In terms of sales the PAX is the best portable vaporizer for dry herb of all time, and the fantastic reliability of the new model makes it a no-brainer if you like the style.

Flavor and smoothness is actually really good considering this a conduction-style vaporizer, and it’s a noticeable improvement over the original model. One of the cool advantages this one has is the ability to create nice satisfying clouds of vapor from short ~4 second draws, which is not an easy feat.

I feel it provides a great overall vaping experience and it’s very easy and intuitive to use, so I highly recommend it.

For 2017 they now have the PAX 3, so you might wanna check one that out too.

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Arizer Air
*Good build quality & performance

The Arizer Air is an easy to use, strong performing unit made in Canada. Build quality is great and it even has a removable, user-replaceable battery (standard 18650), which is not an extremely common feature.

I don’t consider this one “truly portable” because realistically it’s a little cumbersome to try and use on-the-go, however, I feel it is a very good cordless vape best used around your home. Arizer makes a few other vaporizers also like the Solo and the Extreme-Q, and they’re a fairly popular brand in the industry that a lot of people like.

Flytlab Lift
*Small, compact portable with a big oven

This one is the Flytlab Lift vaporizer and it’s got a few unique qualities that set it apart.

The Lift is definitely a pocket-portable in that it’s compact shape and design makes it easy to carry around in small places.

But what’s cool is that the performance is above-average for a unit of this size, it can really produce some big draws if that’s what you like in a vape.

Its oven or herb chamber is also bigger than most other portables with damn near a 0.5g capacity, and that’s important because I recommend packing it to the top and keeping your herb tamped down for best results.

Another cool feature is the retractable mouthpiece which is held in place magnetically. During your session this piece is also used to tamp down your herb, and keeping it tight the whole time keeps vapor production at the max.

Arizer Go
*Compact, great flavor, removable battery

This one is the Arizer Go, or ArGo for short, and it’s a great performing pocket vape with some cool advantages.

It really is small for a dry herb vaporizer but the performance is solid and is exactly what you’d expect from Arizer.

Their other popular vapes, the Solo 2 and Air 2, share the same herb chamber and glass stem as the ArGo, but there is noticeably less draw resistance with this one, it’s not as hard to pull from, there’s less restricition.

It’s got a removable 18650 battery inside and a digital temperature display on the front. Battery life is above average with all of the Arizer vapes, and this one is no exception.

Overall I’d say the strongest points about this one are it’s super portability and excellent tasting vapor.

Check out the excellent reviews below from real members of the Vape Life Forum!

Crafty vaporizer review by @High from the VapeLife Forum


The Crafty by Storz & Bickel is still, 4 years later, one of the most potent battery-powered and portable vaporizers on the market. It was first introduced in 2014 and the slightly improved version came out in 2018 with 20% longer battery life. Everything else remained the same, which is mainly a good thing.

Ease of use

One of the main reasons why I keep using and recommending Crafty is how easy it is to use. You connect it with the smartphone app, set your favorite default and boost temperatures, load the herb chamber and just start using it. After you have set the temperatures, you can forget the whole app if you want to. You may have to adjust the temperatures later to get the most out of it, but otherwise there is no need to use the app.

Loading it up couldn’t be easier either. Twist off the cooling unit, insert your favorite herb in the chamber and put the cooling unit back in its place. If you want to keep the herb chamber as clean as possible, as I recommend on doing, use the stainless steel dosing capsules (by Storz & Bickel) instead of loading the herb directly to the chamber. After you’re done loading, press the only button to start the heating and wait for the vibration to tell you when it hits the default temperature. There is no learning curve whatsoever – just start drawing, hold onto your hat, and enjoy the effects.

Herb Chamber


The Crafty performs just like you would expect a high-end vaporizer to perform. It vaporizes the material evenly; no hotspots mean no stirring needed – full extraction every time.

As long you pack the chamber with medium ground herb you will notice little to no draw resistance. Avoid overfilling or packing the chamber too tight with too fine ground herb, as it affects the airflow and you will start noticing some draw resistance.

I get 10-12 draws per session and the battery lasts for about four sessions – five with the new version. And this is where the Crafty could perform a bit better. The heating takes its time also; when the battery is fully charged, it takes up to 2 minutes to heat up. It’s not that big of a deal though – until you would want to take a really quick hit.

While the battery life certainly affects the vaping experience, it by no means makes the vaporizer any less good – it’s still great.

Brush & Caddy

Vapor Quality / Taste / Flavor

It’s hard to beat the Crafty in vapor quality. It uses a combination of conduction and convection heat which means you get the best from both worlds; hybrid heat provides potent vapor with big clouds. Starting your session at 370f or more give even bigger and more visible clouds.

The cooling unit (or CU) is made from plastic and I had my concerns about this, but they were unfounded. The taste was great and pure from the start, and the cooling unit works effectively even with higher temperatures constantly delivering cool and smooth vapor. Tastewise the Crafty gets almost perfect points.


The herb chamber holds up to 0.3g of dry herb and about half of that when using dosing capsules. You can also microdose below 0.1g with dosing capsules and liquid pads. For best results I’d recommend packing the chamber (or the capsule) lightly with medium to fine ground herb. Too fine ground herb might slip through the holes of the bottom screen or through the top screen located in the cooling unit.

Use it solo or in a group – the Crafty delivers quality vapor. The default one-minute session timeout will confuse in some point and especially in group sessions. If you happen to own or are getting a new version of Crafty (firmware v02.50 or newer), they have extended the auto-shutoff to two minutes. And with older firmware versions you can always just press the one button to keep it going.

Crafty LED Lights


The Crafty shines outdoors as it is pocketable and stealthy. It fits in jeans pocket nicely, although, there are many smaller vapes out there which fit better even in a smell proof storage. The dosing capsules take the experience to a whole new level – they cool down quickly for a quick and easy swap to a fresh one. For indoor use I’d suggest getting the Mighty for double battery life and a more convenient temperature control.

In optimal conditions, the Crafty’s battery lasts slightly over 40 minutes. You can plug it in via USB and use it while it’s charging if there’s more than 20 % battery left. If it’s less than that, you need to charge it first above that point. It takes from 2 to 2,5 hours to recharge the battery from empty to full.

You can pair it with a portable power bank to more than double the battery life. I usually pair my Crafty with a 5000mAh power bank, so I don’t have to worry about the battery dying on me.

After time, the one 18650 battery will lose its capability to hold power, which leads to fewer sessions and slower heat up times. Storz & Bickel charges you $$ for a new battery replacement and you need to send your Crafty to Germany. They usually update the firmware at the same time and you most likely will get the 20% battery upgrade for the same price if you had the older version.

Build Quality / Elegance / Odor

So, the Crafty is manufactured in Germany. I feel like they have really thought about the build quality to make the vaping experience as comfortable as possible. Crafty’s not a big vaporizer and it’s not on the small side either. It’s perfectly in the middle and it feels good and solid in hand, and thanks to the outer fins, it’ll not slip out of your grip.

All the materials are medical grade; the herb chamber and liquid pads are made of stainless steel, dosing capsules are aluminium and even the cooling unit is made from flavorless, medical grade plastic with no fragile parts.

Compared to many other vapes the Crafty is nearly odorless, and while I believe there’s no such thing as an odor free vaporizer, the Crafty is pretty darn close. So yes, there is a noticeable smell when heating up and vaping, but it’s a light one and you can minimize the it by using a clean cooling unit.

Oven with Capsule


The Storz & Bickel liquid pads allows concentrates, liquids and oils to be vaporized with Crafty. The pads do what they are supposed to be doing, though I have not had the chance to enjoy concentrates yet.

Reliability and Warranty

The Crafty is covered by two-year warranty and within the warranty period Storz & Bickel either repairs the old unit or replaces the entire defective device with a new one.

Because of the issues with battery and vibration, and the red and orange LED lights flashing which is caused by a broken thermal fuse, it is quite likely that at some point the Crafty will need service. The good thing is that Storz & Bickel takes warranty issues seriously and a fully functional device is often returned to the user within two weeks.

As with any other battery powered vape, let it cool down before you store it – this way the battery lasts longer, and you most likely will experience less battery related issues.

Dosing Capsules

Cleanliness and Maintenance

Depending on the use, cleaning should be done at least once every two weeks. And if not, it will affect the taste and the ground herb will start to clog up the screen of the cooling unit, which results in restricted airflow.

This is where multiple cooling units come in handy – swap a clean and shiny one for a clogged one and you’re good to go again. Also, get 1, or preferably 3, extra cooling units so you can clean them all in one session once a month. The dosing capsules do their part too in keeping the chamber and cooling unit cleaner.

And when the cleaning day finally comes, it’s over almost as fast as it started. Put the Crafty upside down and gently brush the bottom screen with the included brush. Swipe the herb chamber with some Q tips dipped in 99% isopropyl alcohol. Pull the cooling unit(s) apart and soak the pieces in iso for at least 30 minutes. Use Q tips on anything sticky, rinse with water and reassemble. That’s it. You can view more detailed instructions here.

There are no parts that have to be replaced, and you can even reuse the dosing capsules and liquid pads over and over again.

Personal Opinion / Price

As it is a premium vaporizer, the Crafty’s price point is on the higher side but completely worth it – you get what you pay for. It’s one of my favorite vaporizers not least because of its solid construction, consistency and vapor quality. It’s easy to maintain and fun to use, and with single-button operation it’s also very beginner-friendly. For heavy and indoor users, I would recommend Mighty as it’s more reliable of the two and its battery lasts 2 to 3 times longer. For everything else, get the Crafty.

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Review above written by @High from the VapeLife Forum

Dynavap 2018 M Review and User Guide by @SouthboundPachyderm


Hey there! I’d like to take a minute to discuss the 2018 M by Dynavap. The M is the entry level vaporizer in DynaVap’s VapCap line-up. For $60 (USD) you can pick up the 2018 M, and it will come shipped with a green plastic storage tube. When I purchased my VapCap a couple of months ago, I decided to go with the “M Starter Kit” (currently $110). I mainly went with the kit to get the DynaStash (think OG Dugout), and an extra torch, but the other goodies are nice to have too. I also chose to pick up the “Fat Mouthpiece” for $1, and 3 extra Stainless Steel CCDs (screens) for another $5. The M Starter kit includes:

– The 2018 M/Green Storage Tube
– 1 DynaStash in Cedar or Walnut
– 1 Hawk Triple Torch Lighter (Lighter may vary, I received a Vertigo Dual Torch)
– 1 container DynaWax
– A 5 pack of Hard Bristle Pipe Cleaners
– 3 Replacement High Temperature O-Rings
– 2 Replacement Condenser O-Rings
– 1 Replacement Stainless Steel CCD (screen)

The DynaVap M is an ultra-portable butane torch powered on-demand vaporizer. It is a conduction/convection hybrid vape that leans heavily towards the conduction side of heating. It is worth noting that while the recommended heat source is a handheld butane torch, you can heat the VapCap with just about anything that will radiate enough heat. Including but not limited to: cigarette lighters, candles, alcohol burners, hot coals, or even a match (this would be really suck, but you could make it work). There is a bit of a learning curve with the VapCaps, but it isn’t too complicated, it shouldn’t matter if your a beginner or a pro, you’ll have it down in no time. If you need some help there are a number of great Heating Technique videos on DynaVap’s YouTube channel that are very useful, and I will speak more about technique a little bit later too.

Dynavap M 2018

Stainless Steel VapCap


The 2018 M is approximately 3.5 inches long, with a ⅜ inch diameter, and when I threw it on my scale it came in at just over 20 grams. Maximum capacity on the M is about .1 gram fully loaded, but it works well with a smaller load too. This vaporizer is made entirely of Medical Grade Stainless Steel, except for 3 O-Rings that help seal the tip into the stem/condenser, and 2 O-Rings that seal the condenser in the stem. All of the O-Rings are made of a high temperature/chemical resistant Viton material.



The design of the VapCap makes for very easy Maintenance and cleaning. To disassemble your VapCap for cleaning follow the steps below:

– Remove the tip and cap from your device.
– Use the cut out part of the cap to gently push the condenser from the tip end of the stem, then remove the condenser from other end.
-​ ​Remove the 2 O-Rings from condenser (leave O-Rings on tip)
– If your vape is particularly dirty, you can use the condenser to poke the screen out by gently poking the condenser through the bottom of tip until you feel the screen pop out. With normal wear and tear you shouldn’t need to clean your screen every time.

Now that you have taken your M apart you can throw everything ​EXCEPT​ the cap into a little bit of 91%+ Iso, and shake it up for a couple of minutes, then give it a thorough rinse with warm/hot water. Your cap won’t get that dirty, and Iso will tarnish the finish. After you have cleaned everything, set it out​ ​to dry (if you put it in front of a fan it will dry quicker). To
re-assemble your VapCap just follow the disassembly instruction in reverse. You will want to make sure that the bigger of the two condenser O-Rings goes on closest to the mouthpiece end of your M. It’s that easy!

Torch Lighter

Performance & Technique

The VapCap is a pretty easy vaporizer to use, however it is actually quite versatile, so it helps to have a basic understanding of how it works. There are a few different variables that can affect your performance, but the two big ones are going to be torch size (number of torches (dual, single, etc)/flame size), and torch position( location on cap/distance from cap). DynaVap recommends a dual or triple torch lighter for beginners, as the bigger flame will give you quicker more consistent results. A bigger flame will however limit your heating options.

For more advanced heating options with a wider temperature range a single torch flame is highly recommended. In my opinion the triple torch will be easier at first, and a bigger torch can be very beneficial when it is cold or windy, but do yourself a favor and learn to use a single torch ASAP. You won’t regret it. It really isn’t all that advanced (I figured it out just by watching a bunch of heating technique videos while impatiently waiting for my M to be delivered), and the added versatility is a game changer.

To heat your VapCap, place the cap up to the tip of your torch’s flame, and slowly spin your VapCap in one direction. Imagine that you are spinning the cap over the tip of a marker and creating one perfect ring/band around the cap. Continue to heat until you have heard the “click”. The click will sound once your VapCap has reached the appropriate temperature to let you know your ready to take a hit. It is critical that you do not heat past the click, doing this will cause you to combust.

Once heated, simply cover the airport (carb hole). When you start to feel vapor you can slightly feather your finger on and off of the airport to increase airflow and cool your vapor. Once you have finished taking your hit you will need to wait until you hear the “cool down click”, this click lets you know that it is safe to reheat your cap. If you want to help speed up the cool down time you can place the cap onto a metal object (my torch has a metal casing, so I use that, but a grinder​ ​or any other metal object should work) this will help dissipate the heat, allowing your VapCap to cool down faster. It’s very important to wait for the cool down click. If you don’t, once again you will combust.

For me the only time I end up combusting, is if I space out and think I missed the cool down click. The solution was to ritually place my cap on my lighter to cool down after each hit. I should mention that if you do wind up combusting, you will immediately want to clean your DynaVap as it has a horrible taste that will linger in your unit. That pretty much sums up the basic heating technique, however if you want to have a bit wider temperature range it helps to know a bit more.

The full temperature range of your VapCap goes from 300F (149C)-450F(232C), which gives you a lot of options. The temperature you reach is based upon your torch position in relation to the cap. Simply put, for low temps (300F-340F) heat near the top of your cap, for medium temps (340F-400F) heat in the middle, for high temps (400F-450F) heat near the bottom of the cap. You will definitely want to be using a single torch lighter, to allow for precise positioning of your torch.

To demonstrate the versatility of the VapCap I vaped 3 sessions, using various torch positions. For all 3 sessions I used my dual torch lighter, with a ½ inch flame, however instead of having both torches lined up vertically with the cap I turned my torch to the side to have the flames be in line with the diameter of the cap, allowing for more precise heating. For all my sessions I used a medium/fine grind, with a medium/tight pack, and I only filled the bowl ¾ full to allow for a bit more airflow and convection heating. I waited 5-10 minutes between each session to allow the tip/cap to cool down, to ensure a cold start for each session. To give a more accurate description of where I positioned my torch, I will use a letter from the DynaVap logo on the cap as a reference point (i.e. I heated near the “N”). My results are listed below.

Dynavap AVB

Session 1

For my first session I heated the cap four times near the “D”, then once near the “N”, and one more time near where the “A/V” overlap.The first two hits were super tasty, however it was all flavor, no vapor. My next two pulls were also quite tasty, but now I had the added benefit of a pleasant low temperature vapor to accompany the flavor. When I moved the torch closer to the “N”, I received a robust hit that had less flavor than the others, but was much more potent. My last hit near the “A/V” was both huge, and super potent, however now I got the taste of burnt popcorn, indicating my session was over. My AVB was evenly brown throughout. By the end of round one I had a pleasant elevation. In fact if it was daytime, and/or I had somewhere to be I would have more than likely skipped the last hit, and still been good to go.

Session 2

On the next session I heated the cap a total of four times, all near the “N”. Once again, my first hit was all flavor, no vapor. My second pull was very tasty, and extremely potent, without being too hot. My last two hits were similar to my second in size, potency, and temperature, however the flavor trailed off, and by the tail end of my last hit i had a very faint taste of burnt popcorn. The AVB wasn’t too noticeably different from round one. The effects of my second round hit hard, and couch lock was coming on fast! For the ten minutes between sessions 2 and 3 my new mantra became, “You can do it, it’s for science!”

Session 3

I only heated the cap twice for the third round. Both times near the “A/V”. Since temperatures at this level are pretty high (400F-450F), and I had just got done taking 10 hits, I opted to use the “Fat Mouthpiece” I ordered with my M. The Fat Mouthpiece is just a black silicone mouthpiece that acts as a water pipe adaptor for use with any rig with a 14mm female joint. I got two massive, extremely potent hits through my water pipe.The first already had a slight burnt popcorn taste, the second was all popcorn. The AVB for round three was noticeably darker than the previous rounds, but there was no combustion. By the time I was finished with all three sessions, I found myself drifting through the universe, floating this way, and that.


Final Thoughts

All things considered, this is a pretty amazing little vaporizer. It offers hits ranging from, cool mouthwatering vapor, to massive extremely potent bong rips. With all the versatility that the 2018 M offers when it comes to how you like your hits, the choice is all yours. This device is built to last a lifetime, and the simplistic design gives it a really nice look, and feel. For me it kinda feels like the pocket watch of vapes, it looks classy, feels great in your hand, and you know it will never let you down. For only $60 (USD) you could certainly call the M a budget vape, but I feel that doing so would somehow cheapen this awesome device. This inexpensive vaporizer exceeds the performance and construction of many more expensive vapes.

As I mentioned earlier, when I picked up my VapCap, I ordered the M Starter Kit, and in my opinion it was well worth the extra cash. The DynaStash makes an already ultra-portable vaporizer even more portable, by adding the ability to store your pre-ground material, and your vape all in the same pocket sized case, and the magnet on the stash is nice for removing hot caps. The extra torch and replacement parts are also very nice to have on hand. Now, when I inevitably lose a small part I know I won’t be waiting on the USPS for my next VapCap session.

I do wish that it wasn’t quite so easy to combust, but you just have to respect the click. With a .1 gram capacity this is definitely a very efficient micro-doser, but it also makes it more of a one user vape. When I’m vaping with another person I will usually reach for more of a session vape, because I hate having to watch someone else enjoy my VapCap while I impatiently wait. If you have issues with dexterity in your hands this might not be the vape for you, but with DynaVap hard at work on their upcoming Induction Heater (no release date as of yet), that may soon change.

The M is the vape that allowed me to give up combustion for good. I personally think this is a great vape for a beginner looking to convert from smoking that may crave a little more bite to their hits, or even for someone who has never smoked or vaped who might prefer a lighter, cooler draw. If you are after the cooler flavors I would highly suggest getting and learning to use a single torch lighter with your VapCap.

To make a long story short.. I absolutely love my DynaVap 2018 M. I think that there is a spot in everyone’s collection for this vape. My only real complaint is that I don’t have more VapCaps.

If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on the VapeLife forum under the user name @SouthboundPachyderm.

Happy Vaping!

Ghost MV1 review by @Lucic and Chong

MV1 Vaporizer

In another review I compared the Arizer Solo 2 to a Volvo. The Ghost MV1 would be the fancy sports car on the other side of the comparison. It’s sleek and sexy, shiny and eye catching, and it goes 0-60 in seconds. And also like a sports car, you won’t get the most out of it until you learn how to drive it properly.

The most common comment I get when I show it to someone is that it looks like a spaceship.

What’s in the Box

– MV1
– battery
– 2 crucibles with lids
– 1 concentrate pad
– 3 picks
– 3 iso wipes
– 3 cleaning buds
– usb charge cable

I have one of the early ones, order #1131, so I was lucky to get a free fast charger with my order. I also now have a second, newer one too.

Ghost MV1

Look and Feel

This looks and feels like a premium vaporizer. It feels really solid and well made, and it has some decent weight to it too. Nothing about it looks or feels cheap.

You can tell a lot of thought went into every aspect of this vape, including how it feels in your hand. The little grove in the back to rest your thumb by the trigger, it just feels natural.

The MV1 comes in a choice of 5 colors- black chrome, satin silver, nickel, rose gold and a new stealth black. The shiny colors can collect fingerprints. They’re tough to notice from a distance, but up close they’re easier to see.

It only has 2 buttons on the unit, one on the front, and the trigger button in the back. The mouthpiece is retractable and the newer units are coming with an acrylic mouthpiece.

They also have the option of glass mouthpieces as an add on, on the website. The acrylic works great, but I prefer glass, so it’s nice to have the option.

It’s a very unique vape in that the ceramic herb chamber, or crucible, is removable. This is one of the polarizing features of this vape. Myself, I love this feature, but I can also understand why some people may find it bothersome. Changing crucibles does require some manual dexterity, and the crucibles do get hot.

But the crucibles don’t take too long to cool to a reasonable enough heat to swap them. Just open the crucible door for a short bit and they’re not too bad.

MV1 Nickel

Ease of Use/How to Use

This is where some people can have a problem with this vape. This isn’t a pack and go vape, it can require a bit of technique. Most people can pick it up fairly quickly, and it’s really not that difficult. But it isn’t quite as user friendly as some other vapes.

There are a few variables that can greatly affect the quality of your session, the most important being herb dryness and draw speed.

Problems with the seal and heat sink can also greatly affect performance, luckily it’s also easily remedied. The best trick is if you think there might be a seal issue- take out the heat sink, plug the intake holes and draw, if any air leaks through the seal is broken and the heat sink needs to be reassembled.

Fortunately, most of the inconsistent seal problems were fixed with the an improved heatsink that comes with all new units. But the seal can still be affected by not reassembling it properly or by not pushing the heat sink into the unit firmly enough.

It’s also really important to keep the holes on the heatsink, and crucible lids clean. Clogged holes will greatly affect airflow and performance.

I use a medium grind, but dry herb is key here. I like 49% Boveda humidity packs and find that it’s a great level for my MV1. I can’t recommend Bovedas enough, no matter which humidity you use. By taking that one variable of moisture level out of play, it can really aid with getting more consistent sessions.

Don’t pack it too tight, air flow is really important. Less is more. I find that it’s easiest to just scoop the herb from your grinder so it’s just barely higher than the edges, then very lightly tamp that bit down, clean the edges, and put on the lid.

Pop open the crucible arm, insert crucible and close. Choose temp (with front button of unit, or on app) and hit the trigger. It will do an initial buzz as the heater engages, then after 4-10 seconds it will vibrate when it’s ready. It gives you a 15 second draw before the unit vibrates again and the heater turns off.

Draw speed and temps can vary from user to user. But I find, as is true with most vapes, slow and steady is usually best. But with higher temps you can also draw a bit quicker for bigger hits. There’s no one way to use this thing.


On Demand Convection

This is an on demand convection vaporizer, meaning that the herb is only cooking when you engage the heater with the trigger button and draw hot air through the crucible. This helps to make it extremely efficient as there’s really no waste. Plus it’s easy to just have a draw or 2 and go back to finish the crucible later.

Heat up time from cold is about 10 seconds on the first draw, and it only takes 4-5 seconds on the second draw, once the unit is already warm.

With convection your draw speed plays a major role in performance. The heater is below the herb, and your draw is what is bringing the heat through the crucible. If you draw way too slow the unit can overheat, too quick and the heat doesn’t have a chance to cook the herb.

You have to experiment with different draws and temps to find what works best for you.


As I just touched on, this is a very efficient vape. A crucible fits about 0.1- 0.12g and that’ll usually get me 6-8 decent draws, give or take a few depending on herb and temps. Sometimes I’ll go high temp and just have 2-4 huge hits and it’ll be done.

You can also fill the crucible half full to microdose if you chose. Or just take a draw or 2 and pick it back up later, because with on demand convection you can do that without compromising the vapor quality.

There can be some green in the AVB on the top.

I find that it’s minimal (I don’t stir, stirring can help but I don’t bother), and it’s only really noticeable since it’s a few flakes right on top, right around the edges (this will be worsened by packing it too tight). Once it’s dumped it’s easy to see how little it actually is, it’s literally just a few flakes.

But it is still there, it’s not always perfectly even AVB and this is something that can really bother some people. Especially for a vape of this price.

Convection vapes are known for excellent flavor and the MV1 doesn’t disappoint in that category. This vape produces some of the best flavor out of any vaporizer that I’ve ever used. The vapor quality is just amazing.

The vapor is very cool and easy on the throat too. Normally I love using my vapes with a water pipe, but with this one there’s no need. It’s just so smooth as is. I bought a WPA for it and I never use it.

If you want huge clouds you can sure get them with this. If I want a really big hit I’ll put it on high, start my draw slow and once I start to feel the warmth I’ll speed up my draw. I’ll only get 2-4, but they’re huge hits.

It has very free flowing draw resistance, especially for a portable. Draw speed can be adjusted by extending and retracting the mouthpiece.

Another advantage of on demand convection is odor control. Since the herb is only cooking when you have the heater engaged and are inhaling it’s tough for any extra smells to escape.

It has a mesh concentrate pad and a special concentrate temp mode. The only concentrate that I use is CBD isolate, and it works great for that, but I can’t speak personally on how it performs with other concentrates.

From listening to other owners, it sounds like a lot of people are satisfied with how this performs with concentrates.

Crucible Dispenser


The battery is custom from Ghost and is user replaceable. This is a big plus. Some of the most common problems with vapes are battery related, so it sure is nice to be able to replace that simple part yourself. And having an extra battery just makes it more portable.

It’s almost half of the size of the unit, and it’s most of the weight. The battery is basically the back of the MV1 when it’s all together.

It can be charged via usb, but I never have. It apparently takes a really long time. Using the fast charger it will charge from dead in about 2 hours. The fast charger isn’t included, but it’s a very strongly recommended add on.

It is a long lasting battery. I’ve had as many as 9 crucibles, of 6-8 draws per, on a single charge.

But the battery is not perfect, the output can drop as the battery drains, which can affect the heat output. I find it’s usually after the 4th crucible and when the power drops to 2 green lights. But I’ve learned a trick for that.

They installed a manual calibration feature on the units, so I use that to boost it when the output drops. Pressing both buttons on the unit together 3 times activates the calibration feature. Amber flashing is normal, red is hotter, green is cooler.

When I hit 2 green lights for power I’ll bump it up to red for a boost and use that for the rest of the battery. Or I’ll just swap batteries every 3-4 crucibles if I’m at home.

MV1 Battery


It is on the larger scale when it comes to portables, and it’s quite heavy too. It’s definitely not in the pocket portable category. Yet to me it’s the most portable of my portable vapes. I even find it more portable that my much smaller Davinci IQ.

Portability means more to me than just being able to put it in my pocket, it’s also about how easy it is to use on a day away from home. Being able to bring a spare battery, as heavy as it can be, really adds to it’s portability.

The crucible dispenser though, that’s what makes it really portable for me.

Crucible Dispenser

Simple, small, plastic carrying containers for up to 5 crucibles. Plus it includes 5 crucibles and lids, and that alone is almost worth the price.
These things are so handy that I bought 2. They’re almost like little weed pez dispensers.

It requires a bit of prep time, but being able to have 5-10 crucibles packed and ready to go sure makes vaping on the go easier. No messing around with grinding, loading or watching out for wind gusts. Just swap crucibles and go.

They go in both ways, so one trick is to put the used crucible back in the dispenser upside down so you’ll know it’s spent. Also handy for southpaws.

Ghost APP


Like a lot of other vapes, it comes with an app. It’s more of a complimentary app than essential. But it is needed for any future updates to the MV1 and to adjust your preset temps.

You can also use the app to change temps during a session. But now that I have my preferred preset temps set, I rarely use the app anymore. I find the buttons just as easy, while also freeing up a hand.

Amber 1, 2 and 3 are the pre sets, while red 1 and 2 (favorites 1 and 2) are customizable, C is concentrate mode.

Cleaning and Maintenance

As with all vaporizers there is some cleaning involved. It’s not too tough though, it’s pretty much just the heatsink and crucibles that need a thorough and regular cleaning.

Just take it apart, separate the top and gasket as they don’t get cleaned (other than maybe a quick wipe), and soak the mouthpiece, heatsink, and ceramic piece in iso for a short bit, rinse and dry. I need to clean my heatsink once a week with daily use.

The crucibles just need quick iso bath and a rinse to clean. The crucible lids, in particular, need regular cleaning. If the holes get clogged it can really affect performance. For this reason having a few extra crucibles and lids is very useful.

The crucibles will get discolored over time.


Customer Service

Their customer service is second to none. They will help coach people on proper techniques if they’re having troubles, and try to do whatever it takes to help people get the most out of their MV1.

Warranty and Reliability

It comes with a 2 year warranty, that will be upgraded to 5 years upon registration via their app.

As for reliability it’s such a new vape that it’s tough to call. There were a few problems on the initial release, but it seems to be mostly smoothed over from what I’ve seen and heard.

I haven’t had a problem with mine in almost the year that I’ve owned it. And with a 5 year warranty, and Ghost’s amazing customer service, I’m not worried. I know that with reasonable use I’ll be covered for another 4 years.


This is currently my favorite vaporizer, it’s my daily driver. The flavor is top shelf, with amazing efficiency. Some people like to refer to this as a connoisseur vaporizer, the vapor quality is just that good. On demand convection, there’s so much to like about it.

It’s great battery life and ultra quick heat up time are also big perks for me. Plus I love the convenience of the crucible dispensers.

The MV1 looks and feels like a high end vaporizer, mainly because it is. It is a premium vaporizer that comes with a premium price of $295us. I think it’s worth the price, though not everyone would agree.

Some people can have problems with this vape and find it finicky. But I like to look at it as just having more variables at play that affect performance than some other vapes. Herb dryness and quality, how the crucible is packed, temp and draw speed are the biggest variables.

So this might not be a good vape for someone who’s looking for something consistent and easy to use right out of the box. It takes some time getting to know this vape and it can require an element of patience while you dial it in.

The crucibles are smaller, and thus aren’t great for groups. I see it as a 1-2 person vape. Heavy hitters might not be happy with having to swap out hot crucibles for extra sessions either (they do get hot). And people with dexterity issues may have problems with the crucible system.

So, all in all it’s an amazing vaporizer, but it’s not for everyone.

Review above written by @Lucic and Chong from the VapeLife Forum


  • I want to know how you can rate the Mighty as #1 when you make no consideration for reliability. Go look at the forums. The mighty has a terrible reliability record! I know of one person who has had to have his replaced SIX TIMES!. I personally had one die at 3 months old. I had to fight for a refund. You couldn’t give me a Storz and Bickel product! And where are the Boundless products on this list? Other than draw resistance, I find my Boundless Terra superior to the Mighty.

    Time to rethink your choices.

    • also totally disagree I’ve had the mighty and the crafty for almost 6 years now, when one does go down, I simply send it in and I get a new one back. No issues.

    • also totally disagree, I’m using the mighty for 6 years now. I try each years different vaporizers and I stick with my mighty, this is my third one and I use it like a lot, like I charge it twice a day

  • I’m interested in what you think of the Obsidian attachment for the volcano. It looks like a lot of trouble and expense to just cool and humidify your draw. Does the temp and humidity of the draw really make that much of a difference?

  • Hi Bud,

    Please do a review of some of the vaporizers which run off 510 box mods!


  • I LOVE the Arizer Solo. Built like a tank and so easy to use and clean. Its portable in that you can take it with you, but not a pocket device. I’ve used 2 arizers over the course of at least 10 years and finally broke my last one by dozing off with it in the tub and getting the charging port wet.
    But I think I’d like to try something else, a little smaller and on the go and more versatile. I want to quit smoking cigarettes, I want to vape dry herb, and also have the capability for oils or waxes. I’m eyeballing the V2 series 3 because of its versatility, simplicity , and small discreet size. Just pop in 1 of 3 cartridges and go?!? Plus I like the ability to use while charging.

    I could stand more volume and air flow, but this one seems like a good value and meeting all my needs. I also dont want to spend a fortune on my first pen-like vape, but I also dont want to get a piece of junk.

    Any more feedback on that or something similar is appreciated and thanks for your concise reviews

  • Bud, You have greatly affected my life. Vaping Dry Herb is the only way I can use Cannabis. You have guided me along to get the top quality and avoid the ones that are bogus. Much easier and better.

  • I really have to disagree with you on Ghost MV1. It’s true that it produces great vapor, but it only does it from the middle, which means you have to stir, which is nearly impossible to do due to their crazy crucible system. I also find it overheating before I manage to finish the bowl. Linx Eden on the other hand, although produces great flavor, has a terrible, one of the worst draw resistances I witnessed. I got pain in my ear from sucking on it too extensively. For now Crafty and Arizer Argo are my choices, although I’m really not happy with flavor of the latter

    • OK I just finished a bowl with Linx Eden just to check and have to say that draw resistance, although still not good, isn”t really “one of the worst I witnessed”. The flavor is great though and it is so pretty I cannot stay mad at it:)

    • Ghost licks it!!, can’t get the app to control it anymore, plus forget about ya warrantys!!, and stores still sell them?? Wtf?? Explain please…..

  • Just bought the Lynx, I like the styling much better than the others (not that that is a reason to buy something over better quality), but also the price point is pretty good too. And who doesn’t like quartz?? I hope the single button doesn’t become an issue. I had a Q-Zone vape a long time ago now, but the glass tube on the inside broke (pit bulls are rambunctious). I’m not new to dry herb, but I am new to portable vapes, any tips for cleaning and taking care of the product to ensure you get quality pulls for a long time?

  • I am using a so called full convection vaporiser and get very little to almost none exhaled vapor and was told that it suppose to be that way ? But when i see the demos on these ovens they show huge clouds ? I was told if you see clouds it’s not vapor but smoke ? Can you help me with this ? The unit i use now is the HR healthy rips Force don’t think they make it any longer ? Need Help T Y Frank

    • the lower the temperature you will get less clouds but still get the MEDS and flavor ,higher temps you will get more clouds and less flavor

    • HI Frank, I had the Force a long time before the battery gave out after two and half years. Did you try and medium grind on this unit. You may want to check the seals or adjusting the temperature. All the best.

  • Thank you for the awesome review of the “Plenty”. Your review greatly influenced my purchasing decision and I am extremely happy. My Plenty has a different thermal profile than yours but I found the sweet spot and it is giving great hits. Thanks again.

  • Hello. I was just curious of your thought on the Tru Va modle from The Kind Pen. I have one of there early modle cartrage pens and really like the preheat with auto-draw function and overall performance. The Tru Va seems fair priced, but I’m lookin for a non-bias review. Have you used this vaporizer? If so what are your thoughts on it?
    I ask this because I’ve been a herb smoker for the bette part of 25 yrs. I’ve never purchased one, mostly due to the price tag of vapes like the volcano. Im to the point where I want the most out of the herb I buy and understand that a vaporizer is the best way to go about that.
    Looking forward to your reply, thanks in advance.

  • Bud hi I have a mv1 am looking for a desktop would evo be like a mv1 with more and longer draws and get you medicated deeper faster what say you thanks jerry

    • I don’t think you could go wrong with the ‘Plenty’ for a desktop. It’s all I use now, when I’m not on the go, which seems to be the trend these days. Stay healthy, buds!

  • I currently have a Pax2. I like it, but looking for a less smelly option out in public…walking the dog…hiking…I only smoke herb…what is least smelly vape that is portable…thanks.

  • Big up from Italy man! Thanks for all your videos. Question: on the mv1, as the mouth piece height increases the air flow, how do you recommend to set it? I think that if it’s too high the air passes too fast through the herb and so it doesn’t have the time to extract properly…am I right or it doesn’t matter how fast the air goes through??? Thank you

    • If the mouth piece is higher then just draw slower to extract fully. Nice steady slow draws is the best way with the mv1

  • HEY BUD I Like The Convection’s Myself. But Would A Conduction/Convection Like Mighty And Or Crafty Be Better Overall Daily Use.

  • Hey BUD I Just Joined In Your Reviews Here. Which Should I Get MV1 Crafty Or Mighty??? As I’m Really Confrused With Negative And Positive On All Three LoL

    • Think of an MV 1 as a personal session style vape. You shouldn’t share it with a buddy. It’s not built for that. You want portable, then I’d go Crafty or Mighty. Bud will probably echo this, as I’ve studied many of his vids and purchased a Volcano Digit, Plenty, Ghost MV 1, Pax 3 (don’t use it anymore), and a DynaVap. I want a Mighty and Crafty, but can’t justify it right now, but have tried a buddies. Take care!

  • I absolutely love my Ghost MV1. I still use my FF2 and Pax 3 on a regular basis but the Ghost MV1 is the only vape is literally use every day.

  • Desperate need for your help my first time to take a vaporizer (solo use -20 years user not by vaporizer) saw your videos And I’m in confuse which one I take da Vinci micro or airvape x can you help me .thanks in advance

    • Arizer solo. I got an older da Vinci’s that look like a walkie-talkie and the antenna would be the straw. It was horrible and hard to clean but that was a long time ago. Since then I have been using the Arizer solo and I really like it. It has 5 temperature settings so you have some control but it’s not ridiculous, it’s very easy to clean and use, there’s only two buttons, no screens, that Chambers decent-sized and easy to clean. It’s portable in that you can take it out places and carry it around the house in your hand but it’s not something you would stick in your pocket for a absolute discretion. But I highly recommend it. It is especially Hardy. It uses glass stems, they are pretty thick and durable but they can break under the right circumstances. However it’s not a common occurrence. I’ve dropped it scratched it, beat it up, and it lasted until I sunk it in the bathtub. LOL

    • Hello Chuck,

      My name is Aisha and I am the Customer Service Manager here at GHOST Vapes. I have attached a YouTube Video from our YouTube page that provides instructions on cleaning the MV1. Please review this link. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to drop us a note at



    • Hello Chuck,

      My name is Aisha and I am the Customer Service Manager here at GHOST Vapes. I have attached a YouTube Video from our YouTube page that provides instructions on cleaning the MV1. Please review this link. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to drop us a note at



  • Hi!
    Is your promo code VAPENOW15 can be used in several times or just for one purchase?

  • would be nice to know wich are the best 10 vapes for people with low lung capacity like me

  • I am trying to find a quality liquid nicotine Vape have been using the Atmos I 50 mini kit TC-J. I am tired of the battery is not lasting and the constant leakage let me know what you Know about this type of Vape thanks

    • I like my Kangertech Stainless Top-tank Mini. I’ve had very little problems, and have been using for about 3-4 years. It also kinda depends on what juice you use. I use a 50/50 mixture.

  • What is the honest without a doubt pick between AirVape X and the Pax 3? Having difficulties choosing between the two and both seem to have about the same features but Pax name is everywhere when researching while Apollo/AirVape seems to be more under the radar although american made?

    • Airvape X is far superior to the pax in fact its far superior to almost any other portable,
      way better then the MV1 which sucks majorly, has a ridiculous and carcinogenic plus is that an aluminum basket avoid i owned 2 don’t like either. The Airvape X is hands down the best truly portable if you are not bothered about size then the Arizer solo II is my goto.
      The Firefly II is also nice but a learning curve and you are forever cleaning it.
      I also own a fury, fury II and Alternate and the Airvape XS go, which is a nice little vape i usually keep that in the car as it charges quite nicely from the cigarette charger.
      They currently have an offer on their latest vape go to their homepage and check it out. And they have excellent customer service, generally on any portable look for pass through charging if it doesn’t have it then avoid unless it has a super long battery life.
      So if size isn’t an issue you want an easy to clean long lasting vape that gives excellent quality Arizer solo II hands down the best.

      If size is an issue the Airvape X, which I believe has pass through charging, but check it out the pax 3 is an excellent vape but it uses a lot of flower and you have to pack it down tight even with the half pack lid.
      Hope this helps I learned the hard way by buying nearly every portable out there if i had My choice again i’d just buy an arizer solo II and a airvape xs go for the car, and the airvape X for my portable.

      • Arizer solo has been my baby for many years. Its hardy, simple and elegant..not super duper portable but very doable for taking out of the house as long as you aren’t trying to be incredibly discreet. Love it. But thinking of switching up to something like the V2 series 3 for the more portability, discretion and versatility

  • The red LED light does not glow. I’ve tried other computer USB ports with no success. The battery is clearly defective. In response to my message to customer service, I was asked to make a video of the problem??? I’m a 70 year old man with a serious chronic neurological illness and the MV1 was my go to vape when traveling. I don’t have time to jump through hoops in order to process a simple warranty claim.

    • Hello Lisa,

      My name is Aisha and I am the Customer Service Manager here at GHOST Vapes. I am so sorry to hear what has happened with your battery. I would be more than happy to send you a replacement battery no questions asked. Please contact us again at and I will process the replacement as soon as possible.



  • I lost the Mighty that I bought last year. I’m thinking of giving the Crafty a go, but am afraid that I will end up comparing it to the Mighty and eventually losing interest in it as a result. What to do, what to do…

  • I have owned a Ghost MV1 for less than a year and the battery died several weeks ago. According to the manufacturer’s website, my battery is under warranty. I contacted the manufacturer and clearly stated the problem. I plug the provided cable into the USB port on my computer and the other end into the micro USB port in the back of the unit (battery). The red LED light does not glow. I’ve tried other computer USB ports with no success. The battery is clearly defective. In response to my message to customer service, I was asked to make a video of the problem??? I’m a 70 year old man with a serious chronic neurological illness and the MV1 was my go to vape when traveling. I don’t have time to jump through hoops in order to process a simple warranty claim. I made a video of the charging procedure described above, an unnecessary task in my opinion. So I wait for the manufacturer to respond. I will not purchase another MV1.

    • A computer USB port does not have enough current to properly charge a battery of that size. You need a real USB charger for it to work.

    • Hello David,

      My name is Aisha and I am the Customer Service Manager here at GHOST Vapes. Our records indicate that you sent in a support ticket in regarding this issue and this issue has been resolved. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to drop us a note at



  • What is the deal with the Firefly 2 being out of stock on their website? Are they coming with a new version that is any better than the current version? Or, do you know when they will have the Firefly 2 back in stock? I contacted Firefly customer service, and they are clueless as to when they will have it back in stock.

    • I think Firefly fumbled the Ball !
      I was trying to purchase a couple of remote style Battery chargers, which I personally think should have come with the original Firefly 2 .
      Finally they recently announced the release of the Firefly 2 Plus .
      Which still doesn’t come with the remote Battery charger, and seems like it only includes 1 Battery now .
      Not the 2 Batteries, that the Firefly 2 came with .
      Not sure if the Firefly 2 Plus justifies the premium price ?
      Looking forward to a new Review ?


  • I don’t understand all the hate for the Ghost MV1. I’m in love with mine. I use it every single day and I prefer it over my Firefly 2. I think too many people just don’t understand how to use convection vapes.

    • I also enjoy mine, but…to be fair, I use it more for ‘on the go’ then at my desk. For my desk, the buck stops with the Plenty for me.

  • Milaana 2 or Mighty?
    I want to buy my first vaporizer, and I had decided to buy mighty until I saw milah 2. Now I am doubting.
    Which vaporizer has more dense smoke?
    With a battery can you take 45-60 shots in milaana 2?
    Can you vape rosin, wax, hash with milaana2?

    • None of the dual purpose (flower/concentrates) vapes are worth a shit. Go with a Mighty, they are awesome and getting cheaper. You won’t be disappointed. And for concentrates get a mod box and go with a HVT sainora. All said that will cost you under 100 bucks and give you a the best vapor quality for your bud and your concentrates. Sucks that it has to be two separate units, but if vapor quality matters to you, that’s the best route.

  • I live in an apartment complex that is very serious about NO SMOKING anything. I use herb medically for pain and inflammation and need a device that won’t draw attention to my vaping. Advice?

    • Almost any vape that doesn’t take your herb to combustion or beyond should be fine.

      I vape in my office and rarely bother to open a window. I usually spray (Cannabolish is good, but you should rip off the label). But unless someone walked in within 10 minutes of the last exhale, even without spraying, they’re not going to smell anything.

        • Not nearly as bad and dissipates almost immediately. I have stood next to heavy tokers while vaping and they had no clue outdoors. Indoors, my wife smells my fresh bud more than the actual vape. I literally have to walk to garage to load with my stinkier strains and close the space case before I go back in. But then I can sit in the double recliner next to her and vape away. People think I’m joking, then I hand them my space case walk out and tell them to open it out of her view. She always smells it even if you are at the island 10 or so feet directly behind her, it just takes 20 secs longer.

    • Vaping isn’t combustion, so it fails to qualify as smoking. No one outside the room you are vaping in will know you are vaping. You are in the clear.

    • I don’t have a Miqro, but I do own a Davinci IQ and a Fury 2.

      I prefer the Fury 2, to the IQ as a daily driver largely because it works better for solo vaping. The IQ oven is fairly large, and the spacers don’t quite hit the sweet spot. The large spacer leaves roughly the right amount of space but there’s not enough herb to produce good vapor. And the small spacer is more than I want in a single session.

      So, the more compact Miqro might solve my biggest issue with the IQ. But I’ve read that the Miqro doesn’t produce good vapor.

      That’s not an issue with the Fury 2. I get reliably good volume, tasty vapor, and the Fury isn’t picky about load size, so long as it’s at least half filled, loosely packed. The Fury 2 is great through water, too.

      I still like my IQ, but it’s more of a sharing vape in my experience.

      • I agree with the Dude, here. It’s the best on the market at that price point, and it’s not close. The induction heater vs torch is wonderful, but not required…but certainly worth the purchase if you can find one.

  • High guys! Question on the Ghost MV1 Original & Stealth versions.

    I purchased extra heat sinks, glass stems & battery packs for the original mv1. Can I safely use these original accessories on the new stealth mv1 or vice versa?
    I still own both the original and new stealth mv1. I’d like to be able to the glass stem on the stealth but it comes with the darkened plastic stem. Can i Use either or on each device? Does it matter which version battery pack I use on either device? Different batch number make a difference in performance?

    • Hello KBZ,

      My name is Aisha and I am the Customer Service Manager here at GHOST Vapes. I am more than happy to assist you. The extra heat sinks, glass stems, and battery packs can be used on the Stealth unit. Currently, we do not sell the black stems for the Stealth unit. However, we expect to sell the in the near future. Please keep your eye on our social media platforms and our website for updates regarding new products. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to drop us a note at



  • Dear VapeCritic,

    Been following your reviews and videos for years now.

    4-5 years ago I got the crafty based on watching your videos and loved it however it recently stopped working.. I’m now in the market for a new portable vape for dry herb and am looking into possibly getting the new DaVinci Miqro. I like the size of the miqro because I’d be able to take it anywhere, it’s not as bulky in my pocket as the crafty and I like that it has a mouth piece to draw from as opposed to the pax 3 that does not.. I also noticed some draw resistance on the pax 3 which the crafty did not have..

    my question is: will I be disappointed with the miqro because of the draw resistance compared to what I experienced with the crafty? If I’m looking for a small portable vape that is indiscreet and can fit in my pocket easily would your top pick be the miqro?

    Thank you sir,

  • Mr. VapeCritic, awesome reviews and vids, please keep them coming. Can I bother you for a questcione? I find myself without a fat wallet, so I am confined to the lower shelf. I am looking for a portable pen with “Convvection” vaping. I was looking at the Yocan Evolve-D, but it turned out to be convection. I notice Yocan offers several coil options. Is there either a Yocan or other brand coil for convection on the evolve-D?


  • Good afternoon Bud, you do not tell me, I am faced with a difficult choice of BOUNDLESS TERA or CFX, tell me as a professional that you choose and why, thanks in advance

  • Fed up with ff2! Is the ghost mv1 or mighty a better Vape? Not a session Vape person but don’t want to reload a lot. I want ff2 vapor quality without all the hassle. I use around house just myself. Ff2 needs to be stirred a lot and hard to draw. Feel exhausted after a sesh. Want easy air flow. Is the mighty or mv1 better at cooling the vapor?

    • If you want a vape you have to fiddle with an might work 70% of the time get the ghost if you want a vape that works 100%of the time get the there’s a reason everyone compare everything else to the I have both an many more an prefer mighty

    • I also have a ff2 and hate it. I used it maybe 10 times and just couldn’t grow to like it at all. I also have a mighty which is fantastic. It is certainly a season vape and a full pack gets me ripped (I have a lower tolerance). I just ordered a MV1 and am still waiting but I am hoping it’s a mix of the ff2 and the mighty, easier to use, less draw resistance, like the mighty and on demand, and smaller bowl size like the ff2. You could look into the pax with a pusher sold by I have grown to love my pax 3 and the pusher lets me use a lot less herb so if I want to split up seasons and have two smaller ones I can instead of a longer season on the mighty. Hope this helps!

  • Not an mv1 fan i get it to work fine but it dosnt cook bowl evenly and i have a ff2 haze square and milaana and work them all fine and a grasshopper…..think thats all my pure convection ones. lol overall will everything considered haze square and mv1 r the worst of the convection vapes……mighty of course number one

  • The MV1 is still #1 guys nothing has come out yet to top it, me and all of the other happy users are not imagining the smooth vapor and potent effects, it’s time for all vape companies to step it up.

    Mighty & Crafty are two of my all-time faves, they’re dummy-proof, everybody needs one.

    • So your saying that people like me that have ghost an have trouble with it an also own the mighty are dummys

      • I have tried all the above vapes except for the Firefly 2 and have to say the crafty and mighty are above and beyond the Ghost. Its a no brainer really. I am guessing ghost added a little extra compensation for the reviews because it does not vape evenly at all.

    • yes, mighty is the best.
      I want to buy another vaper, but I do not know, if there is better than the mighty

  • I wonder how much you get from the ghost mv1 that you recommend so highly. And then add fake reviews with old profiles you have in the forums. You probably have 10-20 fake profiles you manage for each vape forum.

  • Hey bud,
    I’m looking for a convection vaporizer purely and 100% for concentrates (live rosin, live resin and full melt). At home, it is always and will be low temperature dabbing. Please make a suggestion to the best vaporizer in terms of reliability/consistency/quality. I have used ghost vaporizer by Dr Dabber. I didn’t like it 1 bit.

    Thanks for any advice.
    Best regards.

    • Hey that’s a tough one there’s not many convection vapes made for concentrates, and I think you’re looking for a portable unit right?

      Keep an eye out for my vape coming out soon, right now it’s under Project A on the forum, it’s going to be convection and it works amazingly with concentrates on a health stone.

      Stay up!

      • Thanks for the reply. I visited your reviews on best vape pen for concentrates and got the kandy prism + with your code and got a 30% discount and i also got an extra quartz coil. I like the idea of ceramic, but somehow feel that nani dust particles of non vetrified ceramic might end up in the vapor and cause serious health issues in the long run. I think you should address the health concerns surrounding the use of a ceramic coil or a heating chamber.
        Anway, thanks for the kandy prism +. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

        Thanks again
        Best regards



  • Is the air pathway on the Ghost MV-1 isolated from with the electronic circuit board? I want to avoid inhaling vapor that might be contaminated with heavy metals or other toxins that could be released into the heated air and oven. It’s a legitimate health concern with the electronics and plastic parts that are used in most battery powered vapes. I think that clean vapor, uncontaminated by potentially toxic materials used in the fabrication of the devices, should be a primary design objective for all vapes- especially those that fall into the premium or tier one category. I would also like to see this topic addressed by more manufacturers in their promotional and marketing literature. Not much point in consuming organically grown flower if the vaporizer is the final weak link.

  • Sadly, I bought the ghost after reading all the great reviews Bud. From our last conversation, it hasn’t got any better, in fact, it just sits in a draw not being used. Huge outlay and not much value. If anyone wants to buy a Ghost with accessories let me know. Mighty, Crafty and the like are better overall. Too many variables with the MV1.

    • Bummer man it really is a better vape, a small percentage of people like yourself just can’t get the hang of using it.

      Try posting it for sale on the forum, you can probably get around 75% of what you paid.

      • Tried every winch way with this thing if you think this thing works then why do I get many more good hit in my mighty with spent materials but thanks any way charlie

        • Because the Mighty utilizes conduction heating which is basically the “cheater” way to create vapor, it’s more consistent and you get more vapor but the vapor is not as potent and not as smooth and flavorful.

          You would probably have trouble with any “on-demand convection” vape on the market because they all behave in a similar way when you’re using them (Firefly 2, Haze Square, etc).

          Stick to conduction “session” vapes!

          • I could have five different strains all dry the same some may vape like crazy others not much at all I think there are more disappointed people than you think this thing is not people friendly

  • Atmos RX-what a piece of junk

    dont buy atmos products-they are not going to work


      • The Utillian 721 I almost got sucked into. Until I’ve heard some bad jazz about torontoVape, TLDR the Utillian 721 is a price jacked up rebrand of the Weecke Fenix (chinese) mod. If you want the Utillian 721 I highly suggest you looking to hongkong or EU where you can get the unit remarkeably cheaper.. Same button click sequences.. same mouth piece.. completely same unit at half the price.

  • Hey Bud! I’ve watched just about all of your reviews for portable Vapes over the last month before purchasing my first one. I landed on the DaVinci IQ over the MV1 since I needed something slightly more discreet for my first vape. It has worked incredibly well so far and I can’t wait to add the MV1 to my collection for home use when I can warrant dropping money on a second vape (hopefully around Xmas). Once again, thanks for the entertaining and informative videos and have a good one!

  • I have a Crafty and SSV and EQ but i prefer Firefly2 for herbs. Surprised to not see it on here

  • My mighty had repeatedly broken!
    I own two .
    The last time it was shipped back the serial number was peeled half way off and it looked like it had been abused so I complained and got a new serial number and a new sticker.
    I don’t like the customer service at all and find the vape a piece of junk!

    I own a volcano,pax,vapexhale and several pens and this is my only problem vape .
    Plastic casing cracks too!

  • Hey Bud, What do you think of the Boundless Tera (v3 version) Vaporizer? How would you compare it up against the Mighty?

  • Hey bud! Thanks for taking the time to review all of these great products, certainly makes it easier for first time buyers like myself. I am from Australia and will be arriving in LA tomorrow, was looking to purchase a portable vape while I’m in town. After a bit of research the mighty looks like a winner! Any recommendations on a shop I could buy it from over the counter? Thank heaps!

    • Can usually get things shipped pretty quick here in the states if you have a few days, otherwise call around different head shops, I’m in the bay area and have a few shops near me that carry the Mighty and Crafty

  • Hey Bud,
    Great reviews and thanks for the free pick. I am a relatively new vape enthusiast and have been watching reviews and doing research like crazy trying to find a vaporizer that will impress me. Have tried the pax2 and it wasn’t for me, I hated that you had to stir midway and I like clouds. After purchasing a pax 2 and not liking it, I chose to go #1 so I purchased a Mighty after researching and finding a great deal (20% off) I have tried the Haze V3 and didn’t like the vapor quality and after using the Mighty for a couple months, the haze doesn’t even come close to the effects of the Mighty. So where Im at now is trying to find a vaporizer like the Mighty. Great high, would Love something that offers more vapor flavor, I love tasting the green but find that only 1 to 3 hits from mighty are flavorful then the rest are still good tasting but not that fresh green taste. I start at 330f and work my way up to 380f and get 20+ hits off 1 dosing capsule filled 3/4. Is there a vape close enough to the Mighty that offers better or prolonged taste of herb, convection, no major defects or health risks, great battery, great high and a device that will last a long time? The ones I’ve come across that interest me are

    Firefly 2- expensive, learning curve, don’t like that I would need to use an app but 3 second heat up time, and is ranked #1 for best flavor. Have also read about people having problems with batteries and the unit not turning on and cutting off during a session.
    Boudless Tera- defects with material so not a good idea, love the design and love that I could use my S&B dosings capsules.
    Ghost Mv1 – really like this one but expensive and read its a bit tricky to put together and won’t work unless it is perfect.
    Arizer solo 2- not sure on the glass tubes and it’s not my idea of portable.

    Have also considered something cheap like the Starry, fog, boundless CFX or CFV, Hera 2 but feel they would be weak since I’m accustomed to the Mighty.

    Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your time and generosity.


  • A Good dry herb vape? Best “bang for your buck”! From my research, I love the PAX 3 but there are so many options. I was looking at the G pens and whatnot too… I am looking to stay under $100, but not burn my face off or some crazy shi…
    Thanks guys! :)

  • I’m looking for something that I can vape both dry herb and concentrates. Looking for amazing flavor and big rips. Not sure what to go with. Please help.

      • Absolutely. And it gets updated all the time. It went from like 5 temp options to now having full temperature (and smoothness! Seperately, fine-tuning and temp adjust until you hit your sweet spot). Also now you can get a battery charger and just change the battery when it runs out, so its nonstop vaping if youre near a power outlet.

  • Just purchased the mighty today(should be here tomorrow) after probs with my firefly 2. The tiny holes in the oven always get clogged and I clean it daily. I’m tired of trying to poke through them with a needle. Tedious. I thought the firefly 1 was much better. I debated the volcano but I concluded I needed to stick with a portable. I’m excited for the Mighty. I’ve had to send every vaporizer I’ve purchased back (firefly,firefly2,pax,pax2,summit+) I’m hoping going with storz and Bickel will put an end to all that. Keep vaping the herbs. Stay healthy :)

  • It now seems likely that after more than one year of my love/hate relationship with Firefly 2, I have this conclusion.
    If the mouthpiece is sufficiently blocked (happens regularly) to restrict air flow, combustion occurs and or residue collects in the ‘FAR TOO SMALL’ laser drilled holes, creating such severe draw resistance that the unit no longer functions.
    When the ‘holes’ are fully clear, the individual can create a whistle by drawing as hard as possible through the mouthpiece, which indicates the FF2 is ready for big tasty hits.
    Unfortunately, a blocked mouthpiece leads to blocked ‘air holes’ which are very difficult to clear. Use an ISO swab to wipe around drill holes (upside down), and find a pin that the point can enter the hole, and try and insert into every hole. Blow very very hard. It takes (not sure why) 24 hours after this procedure until the ‘whistle’ can be produced.
    I will say, after discovering this and experiencing full bodied tasty rips again, the FF” works great when air holes are clear, but is a paper weight when they are blocked.
    It is a design fault which should vanish with Firefly3

    • I’ve tested the original Fury and from what I understand the newer version includes updates that don’t necessarily affect performance. That being said the good things are that it’s fairly small and it can produce good clouds of vapor. It looks and feels a little funny to me personally but that’s just my opinion. The main negative would be that the vapor quality is pretty average, so it’s not very smooth feeling or very tasty. It’s not bad, just nothing above average.

  • The Flowermate Mini was perfect for my first herbal vape and my husband still likes it for casual use.

  • I broke down and bought a Mighty Vape this 4/20 pot holiday. Buds hands must be small; because this vape is not huge like in his videos. I upgraded from a CFX because, the warranty was going on 3 years. I had the CFX exchanged 4 times due to crappy construction. The 1 minute shutoff on the Mighty is quite annoying, but overall it performs very well. I also wish the temp could go up to 430F instead of the 410F; because, the ABV is a little lighter compared to the CFX (dark brown) and I kind think it can squeeze out a few more puffs at a higher temp. The Mighty get’s a B+, and I wish S&B would make improvements or come out with a Mighty 2.0.


    • Hey Bud, i was only kidding about your small hands! lol

      I timed the Mighty and it was just over a 2 minute shutoff, not bad with the heptic feedback though.

      S&B Mighty 2.0?
      + Bigger bowl (.5g)
      + longer or variable shutoff
      + micro USB charging
      + bluetooth

      I liked the function and design of the CFX more than the Mighty, but not the construction nor craftsmanship. Too bad because the CFX performs very well when it does perform.

  • i didn’t see the airistech nokiva. i guess it doesn’t cost enough to be considered at $40,although you can pay much more. country

  • Hey Bud – what battery does the Arizer ArGo use ? It looks like the Panasonic 18560B 3400 Mah but I don’t want to risk buying from a third party supplier if it’s going to bust it. What do you think dude ?

    Russell Uk

  • Bud,
    Are these vapes listed in order of preference?? You would recommend the X Max Starry, Divinci, & Crafty over the PAX3.?
    San Diego, CA

    • Hey Mike the top 3 vapes listed right now are my overall favorite (MV1), the best for $200 (Solo 2), and the best value overall (Starry).

      After those I listed more Tier 1 and Tier 2 vapes that I like and recommend, I’d say reading my little blurb about each one is the best way to learn how they differ.

      Of the vapes you mentioned my personal order of preference would be Crafty, IQ, PAX 3, Starry.

      Stay up!

  • As a beginner i purchased Vapour2 series7. Some people say it is too expensive but i am happy for what i payed for. It works good for wax and e liquids, but i mostly use it for dry herbs. I love that pure flavor of the herbs. I have tried some other devices but this is the best.

  • Mustafa Firefly 2 is simple but the draw resistance is much higher than expected. For example the price and simplicity I use it but really preferred my old vapir n20 which provided easier and bigger hits with much less resistance. Vape critic Btw any ideas on how to sell older vaporizers?

  • BudMan, Need your help looking for on demand vape. I just sent back my MV1 because I am not happy with all the movable parts and just parts plus the very uneven burn. I did like the draw resistance. I like the simplicity of the FF2 but have heard there is a big draw resistance. Have you heard of anything coming out that will fit the bill?

  • Great article Bud! Big fan of your site. I hadn’t heard of the VapCap before and I’m glad you turned me onto it. Its the perfect addition to my vaping arsenal. By the looks of it, it will be perfect for taking to festivals and concerts this summer.

    Cheers man, stay high :)

  • Thoughts on the V2 PRO Series 7? So far this ha been my favorite mid level vaporizer. its performance with oil and E-liquid is not the best but for dry it works great. I have owned a few “nicer” vaporizers like the firefly 2 and the Pax 3 and I have to say i prefer my V2 over them both. Considering the price is about half of what you would pay for a Pax i think it would be a great vaporizer for anyone looking to start vaping.

  • One thing about the Mighty and Craft (Question about reliability and battery life on Crafty due to convection), no matter who is evaluating vapes they are always in the top picks if not #1 then pretty close. They have been so for years. Most vapes come and are gone from top list in a year or two. Says a lot about these two!

  • If you want powerful vape that will get you there fastest with the best tasting vape then go Ghost all the way. But the Ghost people need to simplify the use of this vape. No product should require you study the manual like a final exam and it is skimpy on instruction (you really need to go to videos to learn how). Thats why computer programs don’t come with the textbook size manuals because everyone threw them out. Simplify and reduce the wight and size and you have the perfect vape. Its hefty and seems to be well made. Fits well in my hands but small hands?

  • Hey Bud,
    Here’s the deal, been looking for my first vape. I’m an old dude..64. Been rolling my own since the 60s. I don’t sit and session for long periods. Want to be able to take a hit as needed, guess on demand is the term used now. Convection it would seem is my best option. Like the ghost but not practical for on the go. Will get it for home use later. Seen this utillian 721 that tvape and Toronto pushes but they ar the only one. Firefly 2 looks good but is it ? I did not see it on your list for 2018. Give me some guidance young man, watched a lot of shit on u tube you see to be the man I can trust.

    Looking forward to your help.

    • Hey Rick,
      Thought I’d throw my noob 2 cents in. The Boundless CF allows you to vape small amounts at a time. So you could go that route. The CF is also very portable. People seem happy with this vaporizer. Good luck with your decision.

  • Hey Bud,
    New to vaping. Was obsessively researching for a good starter/budget vaporizer and found your reviews, which helped me navigate the info overload. Just ordered the CF and the ELB screens. Thanks a ton.

  • hey bud, i would like to order a ghost but cannot get to the checkout on the ghost website. can i order one by phone or is there a waiting list?

  • Yo bud! Just got my pick tool in the mail today. Thanks a lot! Love your site and I think your reviews are great!

  • Have you tested or reviewed the TAO Curve Vapor and/or their VS7 LUX? Just wondering about your thoughts on either o both.

  • What Vape can I get that will let me Burn the Herb on demand instead of it burning and have to hit it till it burns all?

    • Get a convection vape rather than a conduction

      Convection uses hot air, so it’s not cooking unless you’re drawing, whereas conduction cooks constantly

  • Hi Bud,
    I’m a 66 yr old guy trying to make my way through the maze of dry herb vaporizers on the market.
    I live in Florida and have my medical marijuana card. Here they offer “cups ” of sealed containers of herb. My question is.
    Do I have to buy the dispensary vaporizer or do all vaporizers accept this form of “cup

  • Two years ago I purchased a flowermate v5.0s based in part upon these reviews. Today it is the only vape still on the best of list (besides crafty and mighty). It deserves to be there. I’ve never had a problem with mine and the only reason I’m in the market for another one is because the battery is finally starting to lose potency. I was considering getting an upgrade, but after looking around, I think I’d rather get the one I know works well. For only 70 – 80 bucks, you can’t beat it.

  • Hey there! I just want to leave a beautiful THANK YOU to you! For your article as well as your discount in which directed me to get the big ol’ awesome Mighty! That discount was a blessing . God Bless You.

    P.S. – Have you done any research on cryptocurrencies?

  • I would like to get a more reliable vape.
    I currently have the CFX, and would like to upgrade to the mighty.

    What’s the lifespan of your Mighty?
    Did it break, and if so how long did you have it before conked out?

    Thank you for your honest opinions!

  • What’s up bud, nice reviews. What are your thoughts on the V2 Pro Series 7 vs Flowermate series? Also, you mention your thoughts about the V2 Pro changed, in what regard?

  • Hey Bud, I’ve followed you for a few years now and have followed your advice on portable vapes. I have a MFLB, an Arizer solo, firefly 2, and a PAX 2. Love the PAX, none of the rest. I’m ready for a more powerful desk model but I want to bounce it off you before I part with the big bucks.
    I tend to take 3 or 4 pulls on my PAX and set it down for a bit before I come back, stir, and finish it. Generally I will use the extended oven lid because I tend not to fill it unless I’m heading out. That extended oven lid was a great extra to pick up.
    I’m stuck between a Mighty and the Plenty. Mighty looks real good but is it as good as the Plenty at producing quality vape?What d’ya think?

  • I recently purchased a V2 series 7 vape, could you give me some feedback on my purchase? Was it good or bad?

  • I’m looking for a good replacement for my Grasshopper. I’m disgusted with the constant returning of the unit for repair. And, apparently, they have a new process for testing and repair. This is causing them to hold my unit from November 10th. They are now saying it won’t ship until after Christmas! Give me a break! It doesn’t take 6 weeks to fix. Obviously, the five day repair turnaround they previously had, was not sufficient to keep the unit working reliably.
    I like the size of the Grasshopper and don’t have the same heat issues that you mentioned. So, I would like something similar. What do you recommend?

  • After watching your reviews, I purchased the MV1. I do not care for it at all, but that’s no fault of yours. Everyone has their own opinion. The Ghost company was in constant contact with me prior to the sale, but now will not return my emails to issue the return. Do you have contact info for them other than email? Address or phone number? I just wish I had bought the mighty but may be stuck with this thing now.

  • I’m leery about the PAX 3 because there have been a lot of problems with the power switch on this model and I can’t but think they didn’t redesign this part.

      • I have a PAX 2 as well and I am not thrilled with it, especially for the price tag.
        My Kandy wax pen worked great, and it still heats. The problem with that one is, th part you unscrew to charge it, is now stripped. It does not click into place. Loose and wobbly even though the battery is strong.
        Paying these high prices for mediocre products, that have to be mailed back with all kinds of contingencies.
        My medical mj pharmacy no longer carries any wax pens because they are sick of them having to back them up when they break.

  • Bud,
    Great postings and information! I do not vape at the moment, but I have been a regular dry herb user for years now and think it might be time to invest in a healthier way to consume. As of right now I am leaning towards the Ghost MV1 for performance and durability reviews, however can I use it for my primary source of consuming? I know I have to keep it clean and probably have to replace the cartridge time to time, but other than that, will using it daily put lots of wear and tear on it to where it looses some function over time?

    Also, how does this portable vape compare to the desktop vape? Will a desktop vape last longer, or are there any other major advantages to a desktop?

  • I really think you need to put Dynavap on this list somewhere. In my 7 years of vaping I’ve never used a device that performs this well (vapor quality, taste, potency, efficiency,) and has a strong build quality too. I would consider myself someone who knows more than the next guy about quality of materials and safe/healthy vapor paths and it passed that category as well. Am I out of line for thinking it deserves to be a Tier 1 pick?

  • I just read back,nice edit to your reply mate.. that’s low dude.. you called me a loser for the question I asked, now different reply.. could have had none of this if you just said that at the beginning. But you do,as the question and purpose of the other article was to name your favorite portable, which you answered davinci iq. To a not so hostile person who’s response is to call people losers for their questions,is say sorry for the confusion but your response was pathetic and fraudulent with your edit..

    • Wtf are you talking about I didn’t edit anything.

      To address your original question, I don’t recall saying the IQ is my favorite and that it’s better than the Crafty, that’s not something I’d say, which review from April are you referring to?

      This page will always have my most up-to-date thoughts and ratings, if there’s a discrepancy with an older review go with what’s on this page.

      My rating system used to be different and the IQ was rated higher, I still think it’s a good vape it just doesn’t score as high in my newer way of doing it.

      I deal with a lot of bullshit comments so forgive me for categorizing yours there.

      If an older review has conflicting info, go with what I say on this page.

  • total douche tone bud.. I asked a simple question.. does it offend you that your reviews add to the confusion? Well, too much info on anything, especially when it doesn’t match up, does get confusing bud.. I’m a loser for asking a question.. mate im not the loser that puts ratings on things then advise against my own rating system..

  • What’s up yours bud? i said I haven’t read it all,why I asked the bloody stupid question idiot. Thought that was point of comment. You want some &@$” sucking or something? Is that the point.. Not from me pal.. I saw another article where you said iq, was just wondering why so much lower than crafty but you say iq is best portable in April.. but I don’t care no more, little internet hero getting all angry, am I scared, of a little shrill tuff guy lmfao at you bud.. stop gettting angry mate, I actually wasn’t having a go but you showed what a douche you actually are..

    • Get off my site loser, this was my first response to you: “Everything you need to know about my favorite vapes is on this page, I never have just one favorite, there’s always a bunch of good ones.”

      There was no douche tone, you have a problem with that?


  • I’ve been following your reviews for a while now, and I must say, they are disappointing. EVERYTIME you rate the highest priced vapes as the best. Of course! Because you get a kickback….

    The Boundless CFX is made from the identical materials as the Mighty. And other than the difference in draw resistance, The CFX is every bit its equal. The vapor is every bit as good! And it doesn’t have the failure rate of the Mighty ( or the very disappointing DaVinci IQ.. And I was a DaVinci fan until this turkey came out, I know of people sending their IQ back as defective 6 TIMES), and has better battery life. I know, I’ve owned most of these vapes
    Maybe you should take a look at the background of some of these vapes. The AirVape XS, that sells for $180… started out as the Hebe titan III Or VS2 if I remember correctly, and sold for $48… its still a cheap piece of crap. It would be a great vape at $50, at $180?? I’d recommend staying far away from it!

    So if you want to put a little honesty into your reviews, look into who and how they were built originally, there’s a lot of this re-branding and jacking up of price on cheap, Chinese vapes, many so called “good” brands repackaged the Titan I, a $29 vape, as their own and sold it for up to $109!!

    And funny, I never see you mention the problems associated with so called premium vapes, like the Mighty and the IQ. Maybe you should do more homework, or do some long term testing, might be an eye opener for all.

    • Then don’t watch my reviews pal, I don’t need comments like yours they’re stupid, I’ve addressed every single thing you said at one time or another in my videos, so you clearly haven’t watched enough of my stuff or you just want to bust my balls, take a hike.

    • hi les,

      i’m a long-term smoker but really want to quit and just vape. my last foray into vapes was the magic flybox and both versions of the whisper. None of these did it for me. I’m not so bothered about taste but want decent clouds with little heat or harshness. Which would you recommend, please?

    • I’m looking into the herbalizer and the evo with adding honeycomb hydratube or possibility the volcano … i’m looking for a reputable company that stands behind their products … as well as something it doesn’t break down a lot like I’ve heard a lot of incidences with the company that has the mighty the volcano in the crafty …just wondering if you could give me your input

      • You really can’t go wrong with Flowermate. I be used a v50s for well over a year. I mean $70 And dependable with very good battery life.

    • How about you do an honest review for all of us. if you have used as many as you say your input would be useful and possibly save many less experienced users a lot of money.I want to buy one for my partner to save his lungs. Im a non smoker but would be inclined to partake if I knew I wasnt going to choke to death lol…. cheers Myzz

  • Just curious what’s your favourite portable? I’ve just read another review from april and you say davinci iq. So you like it more than the crafty? I haven’t read this anywhere here (not that I’ve read everything).. I like your reviews, they add to the confusion of buying but what’s the point of rating them? I say this, if your favourite is rated so much lower than others? I don’t get how something can be better but isn’t, lol. Maybe you need more categories for your personal lists…

    • Everything you need to know about my favorite vapes is on this page, I never have just one favorite, there’s always a bunch of good ones.

  • oct.29 2017
    I have purchase a pax 2 last year not even a year old and the pax is no longer working and I spent over 350.00 for it in Canada when I parchsed the pax I was sure I have bought the best of the best what a surprise nothing but garbage over price piece of junk that happen more than a month ago the store would not even offer to send it back to the company that it was my problem my baby.
    Maurice white

    • Im biased toward Flowermate. My first portable since using Vapolution for like 5 years.Vapolution hardly ever talked about vacation their too low prices and to dependable. Plus made in USA.

      • I have had two flowermate
        Not sure there is a better $ to performance and reliability value out there

  • new to vaping-looking at unit for home volcano or plenty but don’t want to use bags & hate the looks &temp flux of plenty. Like the Mighty but then looked at the Ghost MV1- Wondering if u would wait till Ghost is avail or just get the Mighty- Anything new on horizon from Storz &Bickel.

  • I have seen you review DynaVap this year but dont see it on this list. I know with the tourch it is differnt from these digital vapes but where would it stack up in this list?

  • When you say dry herb. With the bales what do you mean? I’m not picturing it. It’s all new.

  • Hello, I have used volcano and original pax. I then tried the Vapir No2 which I liked but wanted something that was a little simpler to use with traveling. ( I did appreciate I think you mentioned that even with arthritis the the No2 was ok to take care of). after watching reviews, I got the Mighty. I ordered from online company. the problem I am having is that it heats up 4 degrees past the set point then goes about 3 degrees lower. I found that it to be very hot on my throat. when I asked the vendor they tell me that all vapes vary that much. but I don’t see it on any of my other vaporizers. is this the case that if varies the set point up and down, before you even take a draw.
    can you advise please. I am very frustrated by this.

  • Thanks for the reviews, you are my 1st’ go to’ reviewer, and I trust how you evaluate the devices. From reading comments around the vaping community, it does seem that a new to the market vapourizer that appears to function well is highly praised, and recommended despite the understanding in the community that serious problems emerge over time, and are not immediately known, such as battery issues, gas leaks, units overheating, warranty claims ignored etc etc.
    I understand that a new product is reviewed and rated, and it is only by reading comments months down the line that an individual has a truer understanding of the cons.
    Some vapers have limited funds, and may splash out on a high end device but with a longing hope that there will be little or no further expenditure for the duration of the warranty at the very least. This means that reliability, durability is more important than gimmicks, whistles and bells ,A progress review after a few months may help some decide. When thoughts and feelings change about a device, an explanation around these changes would benefit, not just because newer and better products are available.
    I see the Ghost MV 1 is top pick. I do not doubt VCs review, but as it is still not on the market, the over time problems (if any) are yet to emerge.
    It is retailers clearance sales that create the biggest search for negative comments , as once expensive devices are sold for less than half price, and bargain hunters who just want an affordable well functioning vape need to know they are getting a bargain and not a lemon.
    Perhaps there should be a tier of lemons. Anyway what you do is appreciated thanks once again John

  • I bought my Mighty a couple years back. All of a sudden it seems to have stopped vaping cotrmmrrectly. Not vaping the bud to the same brown color. It’s almost still a little green. I get like two draws off a bowl. Much less than what I am used to. I love my Mighty and prefer it to any other method of using my buds. But it isn’t performing the way I want it to and IDK why. Could you please shed some light on this.

  • I found the Vivant Alternate for 65 dollars, would this be a good price to buy it at? I read the review page but it says that you don’t have the same feelings about the vape. At this price and with the new mouthpiece is it worth it?

  • Hi Bud,

    Please add a column for user replaceable batteries in your excellent chart as that is for me one of the most
    important issues regarding any vape I would consider purchasing.
    Warranty and reliability and customer service at a glance in a chart.


  • Firefly 2 functions brilliantly. Hard core stoners can enjoy 2 25+ second draws per bowl that are full flavoured dense clouds. Heat setting high, power tuning 106%. As the bowl requires stirring after each draw, the top lid can be wiped with a dry tissue while still warm, eliminating the need for iso or any liquids / solvents. However slack people who allow residue to build into a brown stain, will need iso to remove this gunk.
    There is a design fault in Firefly 2. The gasket adhesive on the top lid is affected by heat, and the use of iso will cause the gasket to be unstuck, rendering device unusable. This also can occur by NOT TAKING EXTREME CARE when positioning the top lid when device is warm/ hot. The adhesive loses much of it’s quality when hot, and if forward or lateral movement happens when positioning the top lid, the gasket becomes loose, meaning no seal.
    Great care is needed, the lid should be directly above the unit without needing to push, slide or ease the lid into the correct position, this takes practice and will save the user money, as Firefly are now saying the warranty on Top lids are just 60 days, and not 2 years, even as the top lid has the Firefly Logo.
    These things happen, and the best way (in my opinion) is for Firefly to explain in a video the vital importance of fitting the top lid in the manner I just described. I am sure Firefly 3 will not have this problem.

  • New to vaping I started with the Arizer Air which I love. I’m ready to move on to a new vape cause I want to begin to vape concentrates. Love all you review and have settled for the Mighty or the Firefly 2. I wonder what you think of these 2 vaping concentrates. It appears the Firefly is really easy … is the Mighty just as good? Ty so much

  • Wow, pretty comprehensive. What I appreciate about the Vape Critic is that I look at the reviews he did in the past and amazing how accurate. Thanx, Bud and maintain elevation. Toodles, ^ ^ ^ The Vape Master ^ ^ ^

  • Hello, I am looking for a vaporizer that will create minimum aroma and cloud- I have to smoke indoors with kids in another room… also I will smoke outside a window, so I don’t want to bug the neighbors. I also vape and leave the vaporizer for a second or even third round an hour or two later. What is the best choice?

  • Cheers for the website I have now purchased a few vapes on your say so.

    I started out on the Solo 1 which I still love to this day, what I did’t love is the amount of glass tubes I have dropped but the Vape is good. Then my wife treated me to the Crafty once I finally converted to 100% vaping, but even though it performed wonderfully the thing kept breaking down. So after 3 crafty’s in 7 months I paid the 50 euro upgrade and swapped it out the Mighty. The Mighty is the best thing I have tried (as you say in your review pretty similar to the Crafty), it runs for ages, produces clouds of dense vapor its perfect for me. So rightly at the top or the portable Vape table. Recently I have got my wife vaping so I used it as a perfect excuse to purchase a second vape, so I went for the Pax3. After trying to choose between that and firefly2, thanks again for the reviews i decided to go for the Pax3. Had it a day now and still finding my way with it, its good but as you say in your video its a shorter toke (bit like smoking) so remembering not to take the long draws like i do with the Mighty. Ill get there, but thinking about getting a bong/waterpipe for it but concerned the short toke will ruin it. anyway…….

    Thanks for the info, the level of detail is what i’m looking for and the video makes getting the info in even easier.
    Last thing, I sort of wish I would have waited and got myself the ghost but maybe early next year ill give it a go. Looks awesome.

  • Hey Bud,
    Dig the chart. Please keep it up. I’d love to see how other vapes score on your vape rating scale…especially the Enano, Grasshopper (with PFE), and the Omnivap.

  • OK maybe you just didn’t do a full review, I guess the short review sums it up nicely.
    What I like best about your work is the extensive but easy read chart.
    Great work Bud, quality site.

  • I’ve gone for the Arizer 2.
    Looks like the best mid price option. Can’t wait to see it. Thanks for the great advice and the $40 discount code!
    However, the link does not take you to a dedicated review and video for this particular unit. Decided to get it anyway as I have a really old vapouriser that is a real pain so I rarely use it, I’m hoping this one will help me fall back in love with it.

  • Hello lads, I’ve been looking at either getting the pax2 or the grasshopper but i can’t make my mind up.
    I used to have a pinnacle pro but it got way to hot and would make me cough and I mean cough alot end up having a couching fit wasn’t comfortable couldn’t get stoned it was so harsh, which out the these two do you think is the least harsh vape Or am I expecting something to smooth im a joint smoker usualy and occasional pipes and never cough is caping just harsher than smoking?

    • Hey bud,

      All i can say is i love my pax, tried a friends out first, went and got one the next day, only thing ive had to compare it against is the original devinci, and it kicks the old devincis butt,

  • So what do you think Bud, for a pure convection portable vape, the boundless cfv or flowermate “swift pro”?

  • Hi Mr. Vape Critic

    When can we expect the review for Arizer Solo II from you. I`m waiting for your review before purchasing it. Currently I own Boundless CF and I am waping only with water tool adapter and glass bubbler.
    I found only your reviews honest and trustfull, so please hurry ;).

    Best regards from Slovenia

  • I totally agree stay away from Vapornation. I purchased an Herbalizer from them and the next day before it was shippped I tried to cancel the order. They refused and said the only way the order would be cancelled was if I paid 20% restocking fee. $120!

  • Why so few convection vapes? And, no wood? Hate the plastic crap for looks and feel.

    Stickybrick just got good review from you. Why doesn’t it make this list?

    What about other wooden convection vapes? Milaana? MistVape Touch? Great vapes at a fair price. Full convection, Easy to use and reload on the go.

  • Which convection vape would you consider to be the best performing that you have had the chance to utilize? How do you feel about kandypens MIVA? How do you think they compare?

  • In response to Adrian’s June 2, 2017 comment:

    Adrian Pryce wanted one of our newer wholesale sales rep to split his order into two to avoid paying customs duties and taxes. Young sales rep in an effort to accommodate the customer instructed the warehouse to “split the order.”

    Warehouse did so by packing 45% of the items in one box and 55% in the other. The value of the goods was $364.88 + $712.99, respectively. However the CIF (cost, insurance and freight) values were approximately $461.86 and $812.99, respectively (US dollars total = $1,274.85).

    Note: customer’s credit card was charged twice to cover the total amount stated above; once for $1,200.00 and another time for $74.85. Therefore, the total payments received from Mr. Pryce in connection with this order totaled $1,274.85 – and no more. His credit card was NOT charged again without his consent as alleged.

    Moving forward, unbeknownst to our Sales Rep, the items in the larger box converted to slightly over $1,000 AUSTRALIAN dollars. The threshold for having to pay the customs duties and taxes is CIF greater than $1,000 AU.

    The customer claimed and received the smaller valued box which was below the threshold but rejected the higher valued box which was greater then the threshold. As a consequence, the larger valued box was return to us.

    Upon its return, we offered to again split the larger valued box but requested that the customer pay for the additional shipping – at our cost. He got upset and wrote the post above.

    I researched this issue on Friday and wrote to Mr. Pryce Immediately following his post.

    From Adrian:

    Hi Adrian,

    I have spent the past hour researching the issues surrounding your last order with us and would like to jump on a WhatsApp call with you at a convenient time to discuss a resolution.

    Please advise me of a date and time that works best for you?

    Many thanks,

    Jeff Sherman, CEO

    He responded this morning

    I am easy going let me no what times u are available and I will call u

    Sent from my iPhone
    We hope to resolve this Monday.

    PS I do see that Mr. Pryce purchased some Kandy Pens vaporizers early in 2016 but we cannot locate any communication wherein he advised us that they were defective. Kandy Pens has a VERY low defect rate and on the rare occasion when there is a defective unit, they/we offer a life-time warranty. We would be happy to offer Adrian replacement units forthwith.

  • First off all your videos have been a big help to me as a first time vaper.I am only using this for herb just saying .but my question is what are your thoughts on the Zues Smite Plus? I don’t know if you have a review for it but I can’t seem to find one.Thanks

  • I highly recommend people to stay away from vapour nation as a supplier of vapourises they will out and out rip u off and have the worst business ethics I have seen I had a wholesale acc with them I’m in Australia I had planned to order $700 usd of vapes to keep it under the 1k Aud taxible limit the sales Derek hunt convinced me to buy over 1k usd to get some really shonky vapes for free and they would ship in 2 packages to keep me under the limit so I ended up agreeing after being heavily persuaded much to my regret. Their shipping team messed up and sent a $200 usd box and a 1k usd box so customs wanted to charge me 20% shipping tax and on top of that they charged my credit card for a extra 200 usd in shipping that I did not authorise and a extra 75usd just cause they could then I abandon the package and it was returned to them and they want me to pay shipping again even though they are clearly at fault and have clearly committed fraud on my card sorry bud I love and respect your site and choices but vapour nation are con artists they also do not honour warranty in previous parcels I had several kandypens that were doa and they kept promising to replace them on my next orders and never did it was always o sorry we forgot we will do it next order please I urge people do not deal with vapour nation

  • Why is it that when I shake the gpen elite it the power button makes a slight rattely sound?

  • Hi Bud I’m switching from smoking to vaping and want a quality portable. Trying to pick one is hard! Are you going to review Atmos Vicod 5g 2nd generation? Seems a good unit for what I need. I like the idea of convection but firefly too expensive and boundless cfv seems ok but battery life seems crap and from what I’ve seen doesn’t produce masses of vapour. Also I’d prefer something that needs no stirring or minimal. Thanks in advance

    • Hey man thanks for your request I’ll put that one on my list.

      Good convection vapes are few and far between! And a lot of companies who say their vapes are convection are kinda lying, unfortunately.

      If you’re willing to spend $300-$350 there’s something new coming soon that you’ll be interested in, stay tuned.

      • How soon I want to get off smoking my green. I see you recommended the swift pro to someone further down. Would you recommend that over the boundless cfv? Or the hybrid airvape xs?

  • Bud, one thing that would be appreciated in your dry herb vape reviews would be more discussion about the overall efficiency of the Vapes, specifically how it relates to splitting up sessions. For many who vape solo it takes only one or two draws from a session. In many of the conduction Vapes you can get many more draws than that from an oven that holds .2 grams. Because you have to pack them full and conduction vapes continue heating the herb after you turn it off, a good amount is wasted. It seems only the Firefly 2 has a real ability to use small amounts, and that is prohibitively expensive for most. Maybe I am missing an option, and would welcome a recommendation. Thanks

    • Hey great feedback thanks!

      You’re right on the money about conduction vapes, what do you think about convection units?

      It’s usually the better option for vaping small amounts at a time with no waste, conduction vapes are really meant for vaping an entire session of 10-15 draws at once.

      Have you considered the Flowermate Swift Pro?

      It’s a mid-priced convection vape with a small chamber, you can use ~.1-.2g to get ~3-7 nice draws.

  • I want a new portable vap… this are my options.
    Which is the best ?

    Firefly 2
    Davinci IQ
    Pax 3

  • Hello I have a cloudv phamton,
    One day the vapo stop working good ,
    The light blink but the vapo never heat,
    Do you know what happened, you know how I can fix it.

    And also please recomend me an excellent vaporizer,
    I usually Vap 5-8 times per day.

  • hey ^^ i was looking to buy my first vaporizer and this web rly helped me to choose it i’m between 3: Flytlab lift, Boundless cf and maybe VapCap because a lot of people chose it as his fav, could you tell what you would recommend me and differences? flytlab and boundless really seem very similar in price too, thx guy and good work ;)

  • Bud,checkout the new Xmax Starry. This may be the surprise of the year. I am curious about your opinion.
    Greetings from Amsterdam

  • I want a new portable vap… this are my options.
    Which is the best?
    AirVape XS Vaporizer
    PAX 2
    Arizer Solo
    Arizer Air
    Davinci Ascent
    Vapir prima

  • Hi

    I own a davinci ascent and a Arizer Q .. i wanna buy a better vaporizer ….i want a mighty continues being one of the best vaporizer?

    • Yes it’s still considered one of the absolute best and it’s a noticeable improvement over the vapes you currently have.

  • do you have experience with the focusvape. it comes with a removable battery which makes it interesting for me.

    • I actually just got a FocusVape Pro a few days ago and will post my review as soon as I’ve had a chance to test it a bit. Thanx for asking!

  • Please review the vapcap m from dynavap. Or any other vapcap. Im very curious.
    Hear lots of good things about them. Im using a pax 3 and firefly 2 but i want something small, efficient and powerfull as a back up.

      • I like it but it’s not on this list because I don’t consider it a true portable vaporizer, I can only use it through glass comfortably. I feel that the mouthpiece and the vapor itself get too hot to draw directly from the vape.

        My review

  • I can’t believe you put the firefly in tier 3. Also the Arizer Air is a good portable vape, you mentioned that you don’t truly consider it a portable. Now that my Crafty broke for good, I use the Air on the go if I need to.

  • I would like a portable vape that doesn’t combust at all, which one is the cheapest ? Does the pax 3 have combust issues ?

  • Good read, nice to know who is on top of the market right now. Also, I do not know your stance so forgive me for asking, but have you ever considered trying out a DynoVap vaporizer? I ordered the M and it seems like a really solid piece of equipment for the price, while staying true to its on-demand use and extreme portability.

  • I’ve owned both a volcano and a crafty and have thoroughly enjoyed both. I’ve had both pax 1 and 2 and was never sold on those two. Is Pax 3 worth acquiring? I always loved the look and wished it performed as well as the crafty (it would be my favorite to travel with)

    Given my baseline of products, if pax 3 isn’t worth adding to the collection, which would be the portable vap to add?

    Vap quality/taste and versatility is important to me !!!

    • Pax 3 is basically Pax 2 with a concentrate attachment and some extra screens, etc. and a Bluetooth/App control ability.

  • Man im really looking for something with a removeable battery the arizer air looks sick but i wish the pax and davinci iq had a replaceable battery

  • Hey dude you should try to review the cloud f17. I just ordered mine, hopefully its good. Looks promising, not too many reviews on it so you getting it first before anyone else will be great! Just fyi ;)

  • I’m on my third mighty!
    Customer Service ?
    They are telling me they can’t REPLICATE THE PROBLEM

    Same as everyone else
    A rattling sound
    Power button and display
    It’s all over the internet
    If Storrs&Bickel won’t honor their product for obvious defect YOU need to STOP Endorsing The Defective Mighty

    Too many people reporting the same problems and customer service is useless and seems mechanic!
    I own a volcano and a second mighty which has never acted up and I have the pax and vapexhale
    After all these years is Storrs&Bickel now on The Dark Side?

  • This is good information. Thanks great ideax however I was hoping to find a review on the Vapor Tech Baker 2.0. Could you give me your perspective on that?

  • About 2 months ago finally got a dry herb vaporizer The Tyhpoon dry herb baking vaporizer and I love it the one problem is mouth piece can get hot and crack ,the oven is small yet big enough for one ,been in use daily now since it’s first packing.wondering if you ever had a chance to try this vaporizer and your take on it ,thanks and keep on keeping on ✌️

  • Hey Bud love your reviews! I was wondering about the chart you posted, for lets say tier 2 vapes the AirVape XS is the first followed by the Flowermate Swift and so on… Are those in order by ranking 1,2,3,etc… even though they all have the same score? Meaning the AirVape is the best tier 2 vape followed by the Flowermate mate and so on?

  • Hey Bud, if you had to choose a 150.00 dry herb vape, only one, what would it be. I have an airvape xs, love the unit, hate the small screens in mouthpiece, especially if you open the flow chamber making it 3 pieces to have to shove back in and line up, a definite drawback for me! Thanks in advance!

    • Hey man I feel you on the small screens, hmmm let’s see… a lot of portable vapes have tiny parts in the mouthpiece that tend to clog but I suppose at $150 I’m leaning towards that Flytlab Lift I recently reviewed.

      And then probably the Boundless CF for $130.

  • I was wondering if you you reviewed the Vicod 5g vape which I have and is a pretty good vape for the money $88.00

    • I haven’t but I have the KandyPens Miva version and I agree it’s pretty good, glad you’re diggin it!

  • Great comments. My only advice to folks to read up the vapes before you by them. A quality piece will go a long way. I’ve owned the MFLB, Pinnacle Pro, PAX 1, PAX 2, Crafty and Mighty. My current vaporizer is the Mighty. Battery life, cloud production, taste, smell and cleaning are the most things that matter to me. It didn’t start out that way but now that I know my way around vapes, I evaluate them based on whats important to me. Here’s a quick highlight reel of my experience with each. MFLB – low tech but very effective. Cloud production and taste are great. My only drawbacks were the batteries, strong smell and after 2 years I started to have issues with the heating of the material. It started to burn the material and the area to put the material in started to break down. If you don’t mind the smell, get the ac adapter so you don’t have to keep replacing the batteries. Pinnacle – Didn’t even last a year. It’s made out of cheap materials. Plastic parts started to melt and battery life sucks. PAX1/PAX2 – I purchased the PAX 2 because of the upgrades. This was my go to vape for while. Its a great vape. The only drawback I had was the cleaning and the size of the chamber. Crafty/Mighty – Both are great vapes. Cloud production is great, taste is great, battery life is great and it doesn’t stink up the place. You can’t go wrong with the Crafty or the Mighty. I prefer the Mighty because of the temp control on the unit and longer battery life.

  • Enjoy your feedback. With many people speaking the super convection performances​ of Milaana MistVape Touch and Firewood 4… and more then a few speaking Milaana perhaps even being the best out of all convection Vapes including the Mighty/Firefly 2 etc..Can U give us all your take on these solid wood hand crafted pieces of vape art? Peace and solid work well done bro*

    • Ah man it’s a tough call for me because I can’t personally use it as a portable vape! It burns my lips and the vapor feels very hot so I only use it at home through a glass water rig, I feel weird recommending it as a portable, but I acknowledge that people like it!

  • Hi! Im from Argentina. I only can get one of this.
    Da vinci (first version).
    G-Pen Elite.
    Flowermate V5.os
    Zeus Smite

    Which one should I buy?

  • I was garnered the opportunity to purchase a Vapium summit or a fm mini v5.0s. For $85
    Which one should I buy?

  • I bought a flowermate v5.0s through you, I got it today and I have to say I am very disappointed. I need to return this vaporizer, it’s not even close to what I expected.

    • Hey I’m bummed to hear this, my bad for the delay. Was the vapor production not doing it for you? That one is a conduction vape so to get good results from it you need to grind your herb pretty fine and then you need to pack the oven pretty tight. Than take ~10 second draws and you should get clouds of vapor.

  • Hi Bud, I also am looking into buying my first vapor device not only for me, but for my dad who is going through some amputations at the moment due to cigarette smoking. What I currently use is my little proto pipe that I’ve had for years.
    I came across an ad for the Davinci IQ, and I’m a quality type of girl, but am wondering if I should start first with a Davinci Classic?
    I don’t need all the bells & whistles… but would like something that’s good looking, easy to use.
    The Pax 2 or 3 is also a condider. I’ve only ever smoked flower as this is all I know as I’m sort of “old school.” Many thanks.
    Happy new year.

  • I swear you had the firelfy 2 reviewed as your #1 pick now it’s not even on the list. What happened to the firefly 2 hype?

  • I think the reason people are having trouble with ff2 is there is a method to use it I hated it now its my go to my favorite besides my crafty and I have nine different ones been using them since I first heard of a vaporizer whatever works best for you I also love the Goboof its built sturdy and can handle my clumsiness with ease happy holidays to ya all

  • This is what you do, first buy a Mighty, second,their is second your done. A++++ Vap don’t waste yer hard earned money on others.

  • does the flower mate raise any concerns about the safety of its materials in regards to inhaling toxins?

    • Flowermate is generally known in the industry to be one of the more legitimate manufacturers who uses safe materials

    • Basically the feedback I get for the Firefly 2 from end users is too mixed, some people love it but some people hate it.

      I still think it’s a good unit but not for quite as many people as I originally thought, so I removed it from my list of top picks but it’s still a Tier 1 rated vape.

      • I have a FF2 and once you figure out the best draw “speed” it’s amazing. The flavor it gives is better than anything else I have tried. It’s a great personal vape and you don’t waste any flower. The concentrate setting is fantastic. When I first started using it I didn’t have the trick to the draw down. You need to do a nice, SLOW AND EASY, draw. I usually draw for a full 15-20 seconds or until the light goes out. When you do this you will definitely start to feel it in your lungs and the amount of vapor will look like the amount that Bud demonstrates in his review video. I also found that it really works well with a fine grind, even though it has been advertised as working well with hand torn. Two negatives, both being very small: 1) when cleaning with rubbing alcohol do not touch the rubber seal on the lid, it will start to peel off 2) When I fill the bowl I usually end up turning it upside down in my hand after every 1 or 2 draws to mix it up. I know you can also pack less and shake/tap it but I was too nervous about hitting it against my palm too often. I’ve never reviewed a vape before but this is truly a great vaporizer. I highly recommend, just make sure you are patient at first. Once you have it down, you’ll never want to change.

        • Clarification, when I mix the herb between draws I take the lid off, flip into my hand, stir a bit and then flip it from my palm back into the bowl and cover.

        • I agree with most of your comments on the FF2. It excels in what it does well but it has some pitfalls that have pushed me onto buying another vape.
          To mention a few: the battery life and charging methods leave a lot to be desired; the app doesnt work that well -for one the battery life indicator is a joke; cleaning is very easy but as you mentioned the rubber seal comes off because the glue used is not impervious to alcohol; it is not a truly portable vape -but in size, it is very difficult to load & stir in an open space; and most importantly, using it is not a relaxing experience but a chore. After having it for 6 months I find I am vaping less and less because of the sheer thought of the process involved.
          Two other issues that would make me not fully recommend the FF2:
          (1) it is not a vape you can share with a friend, even occasionally, due to its steep learning curve and bowl size and most importantly,
          (2) it can be operational but faulty out of the box, and this you wouldn’t know unless you had used one before, it happened to me and it was an uphill battle to get it replaced, the after sales service was appalling and I only got redressed when I wrote directly to Mr Firefly himself! I recommended the FF2 to a couple of friends and lo and behold, they had the same issue with a faulty FF2 and no response from Firefly for over 2 weeks until I passed onto them Mr Firefly details and only then their problems were redressed.
          Would I recommend the FF2? I am not so sure. If I do it would only be to a purist and with all the caveats mentioned above.

  • So am I to infer that the Kandypen Miva with lifetime warranty is not a good pick? …as I don’t see reviews or thoughts on this one. Thanks

    • I’m testing the Miva now and should have a review posted soon, it’s actually pretty good! The oven can hold about .3g and you need to grind fine and pack it tight for best performance, but it can produce nice vapor clouds that aren’t harsh and have a pleasant taste.

      If you use my KandyPens referral link and my promo code TVC30 you can get 30% OFF this vape which brings the price down to a way more competitive level.

  • The Arizer air portable is an awesome vape. Using one hard for almost 2 years…still working absolutely need to break out the other 2 in boxes yet.Paid 64 dollars Canadian for them.They are the best.(69 yr old)

  • The service end of the PAX people is slipping. I put in a service request last week because it is burning weed on the lowest heating setting, I mean black black burnt with a nasty taste and smell, and their response was the feeling heat in the device is normal, it is normal to heat your hand WTF?????? this doesn’t fix my problem, I still can’t use it and they won’t help, I’m extremely disappointed and pissed right now, I chose the PAX because of their “awesome warranty” BS

    • I was going to buy a 2nd PAX 2 to have as back up for when one needs servicing, I miss it and hate not having it but not I’m lost and don’t know what to do since they won’t fix it

  • Don’t forget the great warranty with PAX . Ten years … unbeatable . Service is top notch . I use my unit HARD , every day . I told them this and they Still honour the warranty , no probs . I get a new one every 2 yrs . I am on my third PAX so far . This time they also sent me a car charger and vape sleeve for FREE ! Just for being a loyal patron . PAX IS BEST !

    • wish I had that type of service, I just get the run around from them, horrible horrible service, they don’t even read my issues, just sent off a generic response that does nothing to help me

      • apparently burning the herb, I mean black black, on low setting and having a nasty burning taste and smell is normal, and the light stays purple, flashes green, then back to purple, now blue, all normal, I am unbelievably pissed at them right now as I’m sure you can tell

        • I just wanted to add that PAX finally returned my messages and are honoring the warranty, took awhile but it is happening :)

  • Davinci IQ or Crafty?

    I would like one that fit in jeans pocket. But mostly for use with try herb @ home. Which one is faster to heat / load? What about cleaning?

    Thanks alot for your help & Keep it up!

    • IQ:
      -smaller size
      -faster to heat
      -removable battery

      -easier to load and clean
      -a little stronger vapor

      Stay up!

  • Have you tried the Puri5 Deja Vu? I am looking for a vaporizer in the $150-200 range that is very good with both bud and wax. All the reviews on that one look great, but I was wondering what you would recommend. Thanks.

    • I haven’t tried that one but I’m gonna keep an eye out, I’ve seen a few others recently that looked similar so there might be a few variations, thanks for asking! Unfortunately what you’re looking for doesn’t exist yet, so I do recommend getting separate vapes for bud and wax right now for the best performance and experience.

  • What about the ALPHA from Goboof. This irish little vape works pretty good. It has better clouds than the pax 1 and the only draw back feature is the long charging time which can usually be around 3-4 hours depending on how much you use the vape. What are your thoughts? Im sure you have tried one.

    • Reviewed it last year:

      It’s a good little vape, not one of my top picks which is why it’s not on this page and unfortunately if you read through some of the comments on that review page a lot of people are having issues with defects.

  • I have 3 Flowermate V5 OS. I love them. I did have 2 malfunction and they were promptly replaced by Puffitup. Both had switch failures. Battery life is good. 2 or 3 sessions are possible with each charge. Easy to clean. Fairly rugged and compact. Solid aluminum build. 3 temp settings.Dry,wax and oil are possible. Comes with replacement screens and cleaning tools. At $80 it does it all. Have used others and liked them but I don’t see the advantage of paying more. Big drawbacks are that there is no USB charge option, uses a proprietary charger and no use while charge option. I suppose that’s why you pay more for others. Note – I have never used one for wax or oil so I can’t vouch for their performance using those substances, but with dry…whoopie!.

  • Hey! Love your reviews! Last year I bought the Firefly 2, Pax 2, Vapexhale & Kandypen Gravity based on your recommendations. All have been exceptional “tools of the trade”, so thank you! I was surprised, watching your current reviews, that the Firefly 2 wasn’t even mentioned, but the Pax 2 was still in your top tier (especially since you previously rated the Firefly 2 higher than the Pax 2). Anything to share about that? Also, I am quite curious about the DaVinci, which I’d never heard of until watching your review. It looks really amazing! Be well & Enjoy!

  • Hi Bud, I am looking to buy my very first vape, but I am not to sure which is the better 1, I have been looking at both the”Snoop Dog Bush G Pro & the De Vinci” I was hoping to see a review from you on the Snoop Dog Bush, but havent found anything. So what if you had to pick between the 2 would you pick.

  • I work at a head shop and I’m ALWAYS using you as a reference man. You have great feedback and I appreciate how you break things down…and of course your honesty. Stay up!

  • I truly respect your reviews,that said I bought a firefly 2,and now I am not certain what to think sent it back they said it was fixed and it still sucks. what do you think is going on?

    • Hey you’re not alone with those feelings, I had to take the FF2 off of my top picks list because of the abnormally high number of people who aren’t enjoying it as much as they should.

  • Bud
    Two questions
    Do you get a more intense/longer high with a desktop version of a vaporizer versus a portable one

    Can you recommend what’s the easiest portable vaporizer to clean?

    • In general desktop vapes are stronger and perform better than portable models, but I personally feel that the Crafty & Mighty are the strongest portables and get very close to desktop performance.

      I’d say easiest to clean is Crafty, Mighty, AirVape XS and Boundless.

        • I just removed it yesterday from my top picks due to user feedback and I added a note to the review page.

          In a nutshell, I’m getting very mixed reports from people who bought it in terms of performance, many users are having trouble getting good results from it.

          • Hi Bud,
            could you let me know what is wrong with FF2? It was my No.1 after a lot of hours on your videos and reviews, but now it is out of your list and I found also lot of negative in forum. I choose FF2, because i love clear taste and take only few puffs and keep the rest for later. This is something, what PAX2 (my no.2) or Crafty (no.3) cannot afford.
            Should i buy FF2 anyway or are you suggesting to not do it now?


  • So I came across a vape pen that I have been dying to see your review on. Unfortunately due to how new the product is the delay in shipment has caused me to cancel my order. I’m going to stick with vaping concentrates for now. The vape pen is called the grasshopper. This is currently only used for marijuana. No concentrate accessory yet. Like I mentioned I cancelled my order as I have been waiting on delivery since March of this year. For now I’m sticking with my oil rig and dr dabber portable enail. Please let me know if you get your hands on the grasshopper. Everything about it looks great. Just extremely disappointed I waited this whole time receiving a once a month update just telling me about the new estimated ship date being pushed further out.

    • He reviewed it already, and hated it. he also posted the review twice because the first cut the hate was too thick..

      its not a concentrate pen, but i have placed oils in a bowl, decent vape. worth the 15 month wait for me

  • Unfortunately, Firefly isn’t great after a period of time. First, batteries need replacement almost yearly. Then my original Firefly quit after two years. It had a five year warranty, but they no longer make the motherboard or ceramic heating element to repair it. Rather than replace it, you have to either pay an upgrade fee – which makes the original cost now more than the FF2 alone – or take store credit minus a hefty 30% restocking fee. Hopefully other makers have either better quality materials or better warranties.

  • pax 1 > pax imo because of the battery. your pax 1 can last you forever if you are careful,and even if it breaks itll be cheap, buy an old one off someone for 70 bucks now, buy a panasonic 18650 battery with 3400 mah. for those that dont know, generally more mah= last longer. and for vaping herbals the voltage needn’t be very high. on ecig batteries you tend to see way higher voltage and less mah, basically for everything you add you must lose something else, equal exchange kinda shiet. (original pax had like 2600 mah or 2800. pax 2 only has 3000 mah) for 8 bucks, same one that tesla uses and diyer’s use in their electric bike battery packs, thoguh in those cases they usually break down old battery packs from laptops that contain a bunch of 18650s that might not be the best brand but when you’re making ur own u can find. if anyone has learned how to open a pax 2 i will buy one.. with the Storz and Bickel crafty you can actually change the 18650s in a very similar way ,may be even easier from what ive seen, due to pax being so goddamn small and tightly packed, actually quite impressive devices when you open them.. oven, computer,insulation around the oven and a completely sealed chamber where no vapor will touch the internal computer and a battery and that’s it. once a top tier company comes around with a better version of the arizer air (battery swappable) or a company starts up with that idea in mind and makes all their vapes like that, gets the other criteria on point (vape quality primarily,and ofc the ability to swap out high quality, high maH batteries no matter how old, and ofc an ergonomic sleek, small design), they will take portable market over. at the end of the day, as long as there are craftys and gen 1 pax, we will always have a high quality vape that you can buy used for cheaper every day and once the storz and bickel portables’ batteries start to get fucked, and they release their new product just in time for the batteries in the previous unit to start holding hardly any charge, and will just start gathering dust much like the pax 1 battery is fucked now, and you buy a 7 dollar panasonic 18650 with spot welded tabs, and swap batteries out of (if you learn how). the arizer air is the only portable with a swappable but it lacks a little bit in certain other areas, if fixed, would dominate the market, the same way people were going for their arizer air’s over pax 1s simply becuse of battery replacement reminiscent of changing a flashlight li-ion battery.easy. many dont realize , you treat your li-ion batteries right they will last a long time, treat them poorly they will die sooner but they all have a lifetime just like us.

  • Hey Bud,
    Thanks for all the time and care you put into your work. Your videos are a pleasure to watch.
    You’ve given Firefly 2 high marks for its efficiency and highlighted its applicability for individuals who like doing shorter sessions (1 or 2 puffs). Are there less expensive vaporizers that excel in this area?

  • Which vape has the cooler vape production? I am using the XMAX but its so harsh, although I did lower the temp but still I want to get the least harsh I can.

  • Hey Bud, have you tried the Curv by Tao Electronics?
    It retails for approx 245 and I have the opportunity to purchase it for $55

  • Hi!
    Gonzalo From Chile! i liked a lot your reviews!!!

    Can be possible for you to make a review for “fenix” vaporizer from weecke ? I saw some reviews but your reviews are the law! :D


    • I don’t suggest it that type of oil in the gravity. I’d go with the linx zero personally but anything similar would do.

  • Hey I have the volcano so I know that’s really all I have to compare anything to. But I was wondering I just bought the firefly 2 it was between that and the crafty and I went w firefly cause of the issues crafty is having I was disappointed w the firefly and I just sold it. Now it wasn’t the worst thing in the word but for $300 I had higher expectations. What would you say would be the best vapor quality, thick clouds portable dry herb vape out there for under $200. I’ve been eyeing up the magic flight lunch box but wanted to see what you thought about that or if you have heard or tried the atmos boss idk I’m looking for a really good one under $200

    • I think you’d actually really like the boundless CF or CFX vape. There both way under $200 and are basically very similar looking to the crafty/mighty. The vapor taste isn’t as good compared to a crafty but the boundless still taste real good. I’d def check them out at least. He has a video review of both here somewhere on the site lol.

  • Flowermate, G – Pen or Summit It will be my first vaporizer. I have read one review after the next but still unsure. I will need to medicate every day. I can get the Pax2 or firefly if it makes that big of a difference. I’m use to a bowl. Give me you recommendation based off how I’ll be using it please. I need someone to help me make my mind up. I like the purple haze too but I really do need something I can travel with discreetly and user friendly

  • Can you review the titanic 2 it is suposed to be 90 percent convection and there are not any good reviews out yet for it also called the fenix

  • Can you review the titanic 2 it is suposed to be 90 percent convection and there are not any good reviews out yet for it also called the fenix

  • Thoughts on the davinci accent? I want a session portable vape. Im talking about more than 15 minute sessions

  • Hey, I am on the cusp of my purchase decision to upgrade from my old Magic-Flight Launch Box, of which I was an early adopter quite a few years ago. Crafty or Firefly 2? What to do? Here’s my question: after all my research, and even though I fell in love early with the idea of the Crafty, I’m thinking FF 2. It seems to win on my most important criteria, however your reviews, as well as almost everyone else’s seem to put a little extra emphasis on just how freakin’ amazing the vape quality is from the Crafty. Is it better than the FF 2 and the FF 2 simply wins out on other factors, or would you consider them equal on that point? Be carfeul how you answer. I may buy both!! (One for me-time, one for sessions.)

    • I have the original Iolite vaporizer for nearly 3 years. I like the portability and performance, strong vapor (but it’s harsh and too hot sometimes, so my gf doesn’t like it so much). It gets me baked AF every time. The main problem is the hissing, man. It’s really annoying, the session isn’t as discreet as I wish it would be.
      So I was thinking about an upgrade.

      I don’t care about concentrates (don’t know where to get them and too complicated to make it myself).

      First I got my eyes on Pax2, it looks sexy. But the smelly part is a no for me.

      I guess the Crafty is simillar (but way better) experince as the Iolite. I’m not happy about the defect rate, but I live next to Germany so the shipping wouldn’t take so long when getting repaired.

      After a while I decided for Firefly 2. I was more inclined to bowls than j’s (a j is often too much for me). So the thing that I can take a few draws and then leave it for a while when I’m good is appealing to me. I like discreetness, so short sessions and lack of smell is a big plus.
      But man, it isn’t available in Europe. Yet. And it will be probabably more expensive than in US. Should I wait or get a Crafty?

      Or I just can keep the Iolite for portable use and get a Volcano :D (I will probablly get it next year anyway when I finish my degree and get a job).

      • Hold off on the Firefly. My original broke and they don’t have parts to repair it under their warranty. Now I have to pay an ‘upgrade’ fee or get store credit minus a 30% restocking fee and buy something else. Not worth the amount of money you have to pay to begin with.

  • Hi Bud!
    Thanks so much for your hard work! You are my goto source when shopping.

    I have a 1st gen Pax, and had to give it up after 6/8 months use, since the mouthpiece’s spring mechanism stopped working properly. I couldn’t return it, since it was a store demo (I got a good price). I’ve read that this was actually a fairly common issue with the 1st gen.

    Now that you’ve been using the Pax2 for a while, how is the spring holding up? Have you heard any comments as to whether this has been improved?

    Other than that, I did love my 1st gen & would consider upgrading.

    Thanks again for all you do!

  • Hey Bud,
    I’ve been rocking an xmax v2 pro, (storm in the uk) and i love it. I’ve noticed you have not given out a review yet. I feel it is superior to the flowermate at its price point solely for the removable 18650 battery, and i haven’t had complaints on the taste front either. Share your thoughts with the community?

  • Hi,
    I wanna buy a portable herb vape with precise temperature control (most important to me), which is decent to nice looking, made out of metal and glass or ceramic at around 150, what is my best option?
    Will mainly and rarely use it for weed. The oil and wax stuff would be a nice addition, but is no necessity.
    Davinci?, Flowermate v5 pro?
    What is your professionl tip for the best smoke quality.
    Oh yea I don#t want any leakage into the smoke from the inside of the vape of course, so pure smoke.

  • Hello. I use the pax2 for two months , Please inform me if it’s normal to getting yellow- brown the steel inside the place we put the staff , I often clean it with alcohol but is getting brown because off the heating , I thought that the material is stainless steel good for the health and never goes brown…I use others vaporizers with stainless steel material and is ok . Thank you so much

  • Great information about lower cost vapes, very well written and executed. Thanks so much, I look forward to your 2016 reviews

  • Hi Bud,

    I love your reviews and have a few questions. Here’s my situation: I am a medical marijuana patient, daily user & have a relatively high tolerance. I need to find a portable vaporizer for use at home. Must be Under $200. My first and last use of the day is heavier, but then I take a few hits several times throughout the day to maintain. I feel using 0.3g each time I load the chamber to be too much for just me and wasteful. I am on a budget and have to watch the $$$ spent on cannabis.

    Stealth does not matter. Previously I had a Flowermate until it nearly caught fire.

    What vaporizer would you recommend for someone like me who mostly vapes smaller quantities throughout the day, plus a couple of larger pull sessions? Does just turning it off once I’ve taken a few hits work or will it continue to use up the bud anyway?

    I’m so confused. Which one do you think will be the best vaporizer for my situation? I hate smoking. I really appreciate your help.

    Thank you!

  • also interested if you’re going to do a review on the g elite… it seems to be getting some rad reviews so would love to see how it stacks up against the FF2 and if the $200 difference is worth it!

    • Bought a GPen Elite a few months ago. The BEST vape I have. Great mechanics, easy to use, and does smoke!

  • Hi:

    I have the firefly vape and have tried different techniques to get a smooth draw. I’ve used your instructions where I pre heat for 30 seconds and found it too harsh hardly any flavor I’ve tried less and still harsh and hardly any flavor. The material is excellent and works well for me but I’m not really getting the results I want. Even though the material is top quality, is it possible that some materials are more harsh than others? Thanks. Dave

  • Hi Bud, Have you got a chance to try out the new SideKick by 7th floor vaporizers?

  • Hi there, I make the SSV, DBV and we are now releasing the SideKick portable. What can we do to get you one for testing, I believe we will have our next batch ready in about 2-3 weeks.



  • Hey Bud. Just discovered your site … congrats! I noticed you don’t seem to recommend or even mention any vape PENS for weed. Are there any worth considering? What do you think of the G-Slim (Ground Material)? I’d really like something stealth to carry around – ideally that looks like an eCig.

    I’m also curious to hear what you have to say once you’ve spent time with the Grasshopper. Looks/sounds great except for the comments from people about the hot tip – kind of lame to need that rubber cover, which quickly becomes yellow.

    Lastly, curious to hear if you have any thoughts on Absolute Xtracts concentrates. I had a chance to try them and didn’t love the taste, but super convenient and great looking with the G-Slim battery.

    Thanks man!

  • Hey VC:
    Will you be reviewing the new G Pen Elite anytime soon?
    Love your reviews, and stay up!
    Mike S

  • Hi vapecritic,
    I’m looking for a portable vape that can VAPE hash, not combust it. I don’t mean hash-oil but the ‘solid’ kind.
    Got any suggestions?

  • Hey do u know if the trippy stix vapor is good? Which would you recommend choosing between the trippy stix or k vape ?

  • Buyer Beware. I’ve had the KandyPens Micro DX for 2 months. I am on my 8th mouthpiece. First it cracks up one side then the other as the interior crumbles like eggshells. Body of unit is now orange peeling & bubbling (from heat). Customer Service is dissapointing and I’m trying to be nice. Every time I heat this up I’m reminded of my $200 POS… Really disappointed, constant emailing to KandyPens is totally unproductive and frustrating… No help there. Please people, read ‘user’ comments on Review sites. Looks like I’m not alone. Oh well, in search of a new Vape…. 2 months later… So sad.

  • I’m New to vaping dry herb and was wondering what do you suggest is the best portable vaporizer that for me to use that is smooth? I don’t want anything that is harsh in my throat. Thank you so much!

  • Hello: Thanks for your great reviews.
    I’ve bought and returned (but yet to ever open and use) several vape pens/vaporizers because I’m just not sure what I need.
    The main idea was to use ecigarettes to quits smoking, and now that I was just (in the last 3 weeks) diagnosed with PAD and have 3 totally blocked arteries in my legs, I HAVE to quit smoking (2+ pks per day). I also want to try the CBD Oil to help with Medullary Thyroid Cancer. I was diagnosed back in 1997 and have been through oral chemo twice but neither reduced my mets on liver, lungs and extensive bone tumors; nor did it help with bone pain (for which I have to take potent Opiod Rx), or pain from spinal mets; nor help with chronic digestive issues (for which I have to take another potent opiod Rx, anxiety (yet another Rx), depression, etc.
    First I bought the Volcano Inferno Pen to aid in stopping smoking. It came with Pure Tobacco eVape at 24mg and I bought also the 16mg vape Pure Tobacco Vape eLiquid for when I taper down. Then I bought a vaporizer pen set and CBD Citrus Vape oil from TastyHempoil.

    However, both these Pure Tobacco eLiquids and the CBD Vape Oil from TastyVapeOil all contain Propylene Glycol , which has been shown to be a harmful chemialc.
    Furthermore, I just received an email with yet another warning. It seems that “…a recent study that showed a potentially harmful chemical called Diacetyl was present in more than 75 percent of flavored e-cigarettes and refill liquids. OSHA has issued a warning about the dangers of diacetyl and how it can lead to severe respiratory diseases such as ‘Popcorn lung’”

    My questions for you are:
    1) Have you ever reviewed the Volcano Inferno with it’s 900 mAh Pass-through INFERNO Battery (allows you to continue vaping while charging)

    2) If so, how does it compare to the Dr. Dabber Ghost and Aura?

    3) One website stated… “These [CBD]oils should not be used in simple e cigarettes. You’ll need a vape pen, and it’s best to choose a specialized oil vape pen that takes mainly oils and creates as little combustion as possible.”
    I’m not sure whether this is entirely true or the seller is just trying to get consumers to purchase their Vape Pens.
    Do I really have to buy a special pen for vaping flavored or non-flavored CBD Oil as opposed to eliquids or can I use CBD Oil vape liquids in the DR. Dabber Ghost or Aura Vape Pens?

    4) If I must buy a special vape pen for CBD Oil Vape liquids, have you reviewed any of those type vape pens and which do you recommend?

    Supposedly, the CBD Oil derived from cannabis is better for medicinal therapeutic use due to its high THC concentration. Unfortunately, because of the its THC concentration, I cannot legally buy cannabis-derived CBD Oil here in the NC bible belt (cannot even buy for medical use here in NC). Otherwise, I’d invest in the volcano desktop vape that you so expertly reviewed.

    I’d like to start CBD Oil therapy as soon as possible.

    Since I’m limited to using only hemp-derived CBD Oil, (and may also want to use the regular tobacco flavored eliquids to help stop smoking – if I can find a brand that doesn’t contain PG or Diacetyl) I really would appreciate your help in deciding whether I need more than one type of vape pen and which is/are best suited for each use.

    Thanks A Million!

  • Have you tried the new Flosstradamus by source vapes? It has the triple Quartz coils but I can’t find a review for it anywhere.

  • Hey man,
    Your reviews are helpful. I started with a Firefly and found it has battery dependability issues, plus it draws hard. I really liked the Crafty, but the battery became squirrelly after just 11 months and they want $90 to tune it up. This is such a racket. The Storz guy in Oakland implied I might not need a new battery. I’m getting the alternating red-yellow green light when I try to turn the Crafty on. Can I do my own internal maintenance and how do I go about that?

    How do the PAX 2 and Summit compare on battery life and other reliability issues to my issues w/ Firefly and Crafty? If I don’t need portability, how about a Plenty?

    In your review, you mentioned “2 replacements under warranty” with the Crafty. How did you arrange that, and what were the warrantable issues? I just filled out their RMA form. Thanks.

  • Out of curiosity, why did the Alfa Goboof not make your short list? Do you consider it inferior to the Vapium Summit, and if so why?

    • I actually do prefer the Summit and I’m considering updating my Alfa rating again, it’s not that it’s bad I’ve just received more defect complaints than I’d like and the performance isn’t really better than the Vapium which is less expensive

  • Hi Bud
    I have just started vaping and l have just a basic kanger tech EVOD pen with tank is this ok to vape CBD oil please

    • Hey Julie I’m very sorry I do not have enough experience with that tank or with cbd oil to comment accurately! :(

  • I am very sensitive to the effects of smoking, so I need very little. Is there one that might fit my need for small quantity knowing I sacrifice vapour quality a little. I don’t want to have waste.

    • Yes you can actually use as little as ~0.15g with most of my top picks

      With the Crafty and the PAX 2 you would pack the chamber half full and then use an oven spacer, because they normally hold around ~0.3g

      The Firefly and the Magic-Flight Launch Box are two of the best for vaping very small amounts at a time, and the Firefly 2 is actually being released in about a month, it’s a good one, you can see my preview of it on the forum here.

  • Hey love your site, I’m new to vapes so I was just wondering about this new TAO curv, have you heard of it? I haven’t found much on the web about it, can you review it give me your thoughts? thanks and stay up my friend

  • Hi I was wondering I’m new to smoking and thinking of buying the dr dabbler ghost but do you think the kandy pen is much better

  • Making the move to marijuana vaporizers. I was looking at2 different vapes and wanted some feedback on them, which one I should go with. Looking at the Vapium Summit and the V2 Pro series7. Any thoughts on both?

  • Hey, thanks for making this video! And thanks for writing out a transcription, I know it’s probably a real pain typing it out, but it really helped me quickly search whether you addressed certain vaporisers without having to impatiently sit through the whole video to find out.

    Thanks again!

  • I’m new to portable vaporizers and I have found your reviews very helpful. Which of these vaporizers Would be best for a mmj patient, haze v3, go buff, Zeus smite plus, arizer air, generally I don’t want one that won’t last long since I might be using this medicine for many years and don’t want to keep buying a new vaporizer. I’d really like to go for the crafty or the mighty right now but those are not in my budget. Any help would be greatly appreciated

  • Hello, I’ve. Been seeking information on new capes that are in the process of being released. Are you aware of these or know of a site that announces upcoming releases?

  • Hey how are you?

    Iam highly interested in the herbalizer as well as the aromed. Since i live in asia we use 220.voltage. herbalizer currently run 110 ( us/ canada). I.was thinking to.get an transformator for the herbalizer. Prob is the warranty will be voided if you use the transformer/ other current. Aromed really.much too.but never tried it same as berbalizer. Now i am a bit.under.pressure. what do you think would be a better option herbalizer plus transformator or aromed 4.0

    I hope you can making a decision of give me some tips

    Thanks a lott


  • hi Bud,
    about micro dx, after few days,just my feeling. never pack fully load, around 390,all long 5 minutes short and long draw. after 10 years whit desktop vap it’s another world
    ;) really!
    p.s. whit “original mouthpiece replacement” it’s possible to take a better breathe ;)

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  • start Yesterday vape whit kandypens micro dx, work good but it’s little bit difficult to suck up, in some old desktop vaporizer i just drill a little hole, for enhance air in flow, someone find same problem? maybe know a best solution?

  • I appreciate your reviews. A couple of years ago, I bought the Arizer Solo and Extreme Q based on your recommendations. Now the Solo is starting to malfunction now and again, so I’m interested in another portable. I’d like one that does a good job with just a pinch or two of material. I store the material in a CVAULT with the 62% Boveda packs, and grind with the medium Space Case 4 piece grinder. What would you recommend as my ideal portable in this case? Also, does the Space Case grind finely enough? Should it be dryer than 62% for vaping?

  • The K-Vape is garbage. Do Not Buy or you’ll be a sorry sucker.
    Mine failed right out of the box. Sent it back. Got another POS that did the exact same thing. Sent it back again. Asked customer service to please check that it worked. That one failed too.
    Customer service is a shill, spouting BS about the number they’ve sold, but not working on fixing a well documented problem.
    Once again, boys and girls, you get what you pay for.

  • The E-liquid works grate but for as the loose leaf doesn’t work at all. Batter doesn’t hold a charge very long cople hits the batter need to be recharged. I am not happy wit this unit at all. The unit is a V2 PRO

    • I have the V2 series 7 and it works great for me. I use it for weed but it can also do liquid and wax. Battery lasts all day with multiple uses. Solidly built with handy cartridge system.

  • My experience with the crafty hasn’t been good. I’ve gone through 2 of them in 8 months the first one caked after 50 hrs of use and the second one is starting to cake after 30 hrs of use. The battery is terrible,after 20 hrs of use the battery starts to lose its strength. A good draw when new would drop the temp by no more than 10 degrees. After 20 hrs of use a good draw is dropping the temp by 30 degrees. Spend to much time waiting for the temp to rise. I’ve owned a N02 since they came out and it’s been bullet proof. I’m waiting for the PRIMA from Vapir to be released this month and then I’m sending my crafty back to be repaired again then I’m selling it. This product needs a major battery issue resolved. I suggest waiting on this product until they resolve the problem

    • I am also extremely interested in the Prima. Right now, it’s a tossup between the Grasshopper, Prima and the Crafty vs Ascent (in that order of interest). I’ve had success with Vapir in the past as well so I want to see what the Prima can do.

      The grasshopper jumping to the top of the list because its heat is on demand.

  • Have you tried the Micro Vaped Titan Vaporizer?

    I only vape flowers and have used a Solo for years – love the flavor – just looking for a newer, smaller, more portable vape but want best vapor quality.

    Thanks! :-)

  • Hi,

    I bought a Near Dark Saturn Vape and I found the instructions for dry herb were completely lacking. I’ve packed small amounts and large amounts into the dry chamber and it just doesn’t seem to burn. I am a newbie in vape pens so I’m sure I must be doing something wrong.

    Please could you or any of your contributors help.



  • Looking at the v2 pro series 3

    I need something very discreet, camping, hiking with the family, just small little hits. I would also like to use oil in this unit as well.

    I can get an oil from someone, but is comes in a cartridge already… it is dark and kinda tar looking. is that considered a liquid? and to be used in the liquid cartridge with the wicks on the v2 pro series 3?.

    I am an old school smoker and new to all of this technology…

    please advise

  • Hey Man, Thanks for all the great reviews. I always tell people who ask about vapes to check out your youtube channel for good reviews. Anyway, I was wondering if you were going to do a Source Orb review? I see it on your top vape pens but no link for a review. Unless it was in the 2015 full review and I just forgot? I was checking out the Dr. Dabber but I just feel like with all the options that the Source Orb has that it would make it a better option. I like the convenience of pre-filled carts, but i dont feel like i get the full affect from those as I would from a pen that I would fill the atomizer myself. What are you thoughts on the pre-filled carts?

  • Someone recently recommended to me The Kind Pen-Truva. Currently on sale @ 40% off
    Any thoughts?

    • A friend is Very disappointed in truva pen-leaves much material not vaporized and with minimal effect-Web site does not accept orders sb be warning of problems and ineffective pen

  • Have you reviewed the Vapium “All Weather” Vaporizer? Trying to compare to Airizer and Pax. You seem to like Pax better but would like to know where Vapium rates?

    Thank you,

  • Are you going to review the grasshopper? Really wondering what its overall rating is. Thanks.

  • Hey man I have been watch all your videos and really like your reviews. I have a Extreme Q and love it but am looking to get a portable vape. I am desiding between the Alfa and Crafty. Cost isnt that big of a deal. I love the look of the Alfa but am interested in the Crafty. How much better is the vapor quality. Since I already have a EQ I am solely interested in on the go vaping. I also usually partake with 2 or 3 people.

    • I was wondering the same thing. I too have the EQ and am looking to pick up a portable,

  • Hey, nice reviews, a lot to know, but still im not sure about which one is the best multi pen, for wax/oil and weed, very interested in a multi pen
    Thanks for your time

  • I was wondering which of these would be the best vaporizer for on the go, preferably under $200 and with low maintenance. Any ideas?

  • Hey Bud,
    I am vaporizing for Medical Benefits (Pain Relief) and find that I get best results using my new Volcano Classic (used your link) set at 4 (331 F). However, I am Very sensitive to heat and can’t even drink coffee. My throat gets torn up at a setting starting at 5 (352 F+)

    Other than the Crafty/Mighty, what other Portable vaporizer would you recommend that has a Low Temp Setting? After pulling the trigger on the Volcano, I was hoping to not spend another $300+

    • I also have the Firefly, but have a hard time controlling the temperature and end up getting too hot.

    • Hey Steve thanks for posting!

      That’s a little bit of a tricky problem you have there, the Volcano actually produces some of the coolest and smoothest vapor you can get :\

      Maybe you’re grinding your herbs too fine? or packing too much?

      Even at ~365°F the vapor should be comfortable, but you do have to draw all of it out of the bag within a few minutes for the best vapor quality.

      As for portables the Firefly is a good one and wouldn’t be a bad option for you because of the manual heating, if you get your technique down you can gently heat your stuff and get a light vapor that should be smoother.

  • Hey. First off. Thank you for your videos and reviews. They are incredibly helpful.
    I am deciding between the crafty and the mighty. The size of the vape is not an attribute I really care about. I would be fine with either size.
    The only thing is that i’m thinking the mighty may produce more / better quality vapor because of its size? Or is that false?
    Why did you give the crafty 97 and the mighty 96? Was it simply based on portability? Or did you find that the crafty produced by vapor (more dense, better tasting, and more potent)?

    Which vaporizer do you believe produces the best quality vapor (most dense, best tasting, and most potent)?

    • Hey to me the Crafty & Mighty are basically the same unit except for the size.

      Performance is the same, as is vapor quality, the main difference to consider besides how big it is would be the battery life (45 mins versus 90 mins).

      I rate the Crafty a tiny bit higher because I think the smaller size is a real advantage and I find myself taking it with me every time I leave home :P

  • Summit vs Alfa?!. I’m an experienced vaper. Currently have the g pro, the pax, the no2. Like them all a little. But I really like the reviews you did on both summit and alfa and they are both in my price range. What one would you ultimately suggest personally between the two. If you had to recommend a friend.

    • Damn tough call but I’d say go with the Alfa if you have a choice between the two, I rate it a little higher overall for a few different reasons but mainly that it’s an even smaller unit with above average performance and slightly higher build quality.

  • Hey Bud,
    What’s your thoughts now on the Haze? I bought one last December and love it! Especially the can use for the flower. Load up a few, pop one out, another in, and keep on keeping on! Amazing how little product you use with this and the results are amazing. I only use the lowest heat setting and it is more than enough to do it’s thing. Almost zilch to clean, about a minute. I don’t know about the oils and axes, honestly, I didn’t buy it for those. Can’t say enough about the Haze, perfect for my uses. Your thoughts?

    • Hey Mike I’m really glad you’re diggin it man!

      I like it too, I hope in the future versions they’re able to address the mouthpiece issue and have it produce more comfortable vapor because those are the only real downsides. Other the design is cool and definitely unique.

  • Just bought a G pro, kinda rushed my decision and regretting it a bit. Planning on using the vape for everyday use, would you recommend the G pro for that? or would i be better off returning it and going with the pax 1? im mostly concerned with the vapor quality and taste, discrete, and a fairly large oven for around $200

    Any other suggestions would be appreciated


    • Damn yea the G Pro is decent but not exactly in the area of the vapor quality, unfortunately.

      The performance of the Pax is definitely better but not exactly top tier, a little above average.

      The Alfa wouldn’t be bad option either, also the Summit.

      I’m gonna be posting some reviews of more inexpensive portables real soon too.

  • Are you going to do a video on the micro dx from kandypens? Would love to see the production on it.

    • Definitely considering it, I’ve found that it’s best for smaller, lighter sessions where you’re looking to be discreet and don’t want a lot of visible vapor. It works better at lower temps and the vapor is tastier and more comfortable.

  • You are my goto source for vape reviews!! Haven’t seen one for the new version Hebe Titan 2. Any thoughts?

  • Hey bud, really appreciate all u do, I decided to get the dr dabber a couple of weeks after hearing your full review on it and it’s by far the best vaporizer pen I’ve used! Good looks! I just had one minor question for u, do u find that when taking a drag the mouthpiece whistles? No big shakes, just curious cause mine does lol. Again good looks on everything u do!

  • After doing weeks of research – including your great reviews, I’m ready to get a portable vape. But I still cannot decide if I should get the Crafty or the Pax 2…?
    I was initially going for the Pax 2, because of the long battery life, small size & more. Then I saw that the Crafty didn’t cost too much more, so it’s in my price range too.

    I mainly will be using it at home, but also ‘on the go’ when needed, so I think the Mighty is a bit too big, at least that’s what I’ve gotten the impression of (plus with the Crafty I can always buy an ext. battery for usage if needed).

    Long story shortened a bit:
    I mainly am worried that if I get the Pax 2, that there’ll be too much draw resistance, which I see online a lot for users, not sure if it is just that they didn’t clean it enough or that there is a flaw in the design (I have an old VaporBros home unit (no fan in it or anything) & it makes u suck fairly hard to get anything from it) – And I’d like this new vape to be much better.
    Is this a “real” major issue with the Pax 2? Because I like the form factor of it better I think (smaller, longer battery…) than the Crafty, BUT….

    I plan on using it, a LOT. Pretty much every day & throughout each day multiple times. My tolerance is on the higher side, If that matters (perhaps in regards to explain how *I* vape…not really sure if I’m a ‘sipper’ or um…’super-sipper’).

    I just don’t know how to decide. And I’m unable to try either unit, I don’t know anyone with either. If anyone has time to reply about anything I’ve mentioned, that’d be awesome :)

    Sorry for a long post, it’s just a lot of $ for me & I want to get it right. If anyone can help with the following questions as well – I beg for your help:
    – Since the Crafty uses (I think) convection, does it make any loud fan noise or anything like that?
    – I also would like the least-smelly one’ especially when it’s loaded with flower & is just sitting around turned off (my roommates hate that pot smell). Which is truly better in that dept. (now that the Pax 2 & Crafty are in widespread use)?
    – As for the Pax 2, I’ve read tons of reports that it gets too hot on your lips, and even almost too hot to hold I some cases…Is this accurate & happen every time basically?
    – However, I’ve seen SO many reports from Crafty users that have had their unit stop working, break, etc. It honestly looks like a real problem, OR, have they fixed it with the newer 2015 model I hear about (which I’d hopefully get, somehow, hopefully) – Is this a major problem?

    There’s just SO much conflicting info out there…Plus on here (vapecritic), you gave the Pax 2 a much lower score than the Crafty. AAAAWW! I’m lost & going insane lol
    …please, please help if anyone can. Thank u in advance.

    So, should I get the Pax 2 or Crafty? Any & ALL replies would be so much appreciated!
    And yes, I definitely will order (whichever I decide) using your link, to give u credit.

    Thanks for helping if u can & sorry this got so long,

    • Another major player, at least I think is the ‘Grasshopper’. The reviews I’ve seen on other sites say some pretty good things about it, and it’s much cheaper than either the Pax 2 or Crafty…I don’t see a review on here yet, or maybe I haven’t found it but I am curious how it stacks up. I know it was a crowd funded product & think they’re probably catching up on those preorders still — not really sure. But at its lower price, I am curious if it can stand along with the other 2 I mentioned? Thank u all for any info or comparisons or whatever.

    • Did u ever decide on what to get, can u post ur choice, I am researching myself, too. Ty

  • Hey Bud,
    I am just wondering if you have any plans to review the ZeusArsenal Smite? My brother in law just purchased this vape seemed very cool. I would be interested in hearing what you think off it, being Canadian I would like to see how it stacks up. Thanks for the great reviews

    • Hey Jud I don’t have that one on my list right now but I’ll def look into it, thanx for your request! ;)

      • Hello Bud,

        First thanks for all good advice, i now have a mflb, plenty and mighty.

        For Zeus smite, maybe its a canadian brand, its only a rebranded Flowermate 5 from China.

        In fact Smiss vaporizer produce Flowermate 1 to 8. Smite (ZeusArsenal), Orbit and Transporter (Atmos) and much mores use rebranded cheap vape


  • Which one is best vaporizer for wax and shatter but around $200 and not a pen. I want something for around the house to take the place of rig but without disposable carts if possible.

    • Muad-Dib

      UPDATE: Keep an eye out for my review of the Dr Dabber Boost, it’s a mobile dab rig probably right up your alley.

  • Hey Bud, make sure to get the glass capsule for the INH05 before posting your full review of the unit. (Which I’m looking forward to) It turns the INH05 into a completely different vape and would like to hear your spin on it! Thanks again for the time vested bro! : – )

  • Bud, please give us a review of some high end Vapes.

    MiniVap review is a must from you. Thanks

  • Thanks for the new roundup! As always great stuff. Hey I bit on a deal for the Flowermate 5.0 Pro that I found via a reddit forum. I’ve heard decent things; figured for barely over $100 was worth a shot. Mind adding that in for later in the year?

      • Ey! I love Flowermate products! What’s your favorite?
        I love V5 series and Aura hybrid ! And expecting Ihit! :) wow!

        • V5 nice my daily been wanting to try a swift but I have no complaints on my v5 other than aesthetics

  • My picks are firefly + concentrate pads for wax (replaced my rig), and summit for herb. Crafty is amazing but too expensive for me too recommend to my friends. Summit is so affordable and works like a champ – plus if it drops, I’m not worried about it scarring cuz I didn’t have to break the bank for it. Saving money on the vape means more cash for the stuff to put inside.

  • Fuckin AWESOME! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!:) I’m not even gonna talk about tier 5! Haha Classic!

  • Wow man! That’s a ton of work. How much [stuff] did it take to test all those vapes?

  • You seem to have lost a ton of respect for the Ascent,..Anything we should know about,or are the newer models just that much better..?

    • Ascent is the worst vape I’ve owned! It has broken on me once…. And it tasted like plastic, no matter what I did… The seals on it showed signs of wear after only short use, the stem breaks easily. My solo was 10x the vape and cost less. The crafty just makes the ascent look like a janky POS IMHO… (but is priced accordingly)

  • The Pax 2 without question is arguably the best portable vaporizer. only need small draws, packs better and cleaning is like 10 mins. Only need it on level 2 and battery life lasts a lot longer almost over an hour. and a portable usb charger. And you here the theme song to funky town when done right.

      • Hey man huge fan of ur reviews, best ones out there, I’m stuck on a few things tho, I’m looking at a personal vape, roommates have a desktop, so I’m after one strictly for me. I keep going back and forth from the pax 1 and 2, I tried the 1 once and liked it, but 2 is only $80 more. Not a fan of the flat mouth piece in 2, but like the thick casing. I also heard that when u aren’t drawing from 1 it’s still cooking your material, which I hope isn’t true, I’m after one that really conserves my stuff, I don’t mind cleaning the vape. guess long question short, instead of having one full session with a full oven, I like fill it, do half now and half later, is that okay to do on these pax, can u leave stuff in the vapes and come back to it later. I’ve been going back in forth for days on those 2. Anyways thanks a lot man for all the reviews, I figured u would be the best person to ask this.

        • Hey man yea you can totally use the Pax like that, but what I actually recommend more is vaping however much you pack all in one session, you get the best experience that way (flavor, smoothness, etc)

          To use smaller amounts, like 0.15g, you’ll need an oven spacer which I describe in detail here.

    • I’m confused how to pack my epod vape I got from my licensed producer I can’t seem to work it I get nothing when I draw on it the bowl is a cylinder tube

      • hey i was wondering if you could
        compare both the pax 2 and k vape micro dx and do a honest review on which you prefer the most. i have being trying to. choose but i need a expert opinion so i can decide whether i buy the pax 2 or the k vape micro dx.

        • Most definitely the PAX 2 my friend!

          I haven’t done a full review of the micro dx but I’ve tried one and didn’t feel that it met my standards

          • How about the Grindhouse Vault? I can’t find much on it. Grindhouse also has The Shift.