- 1 Best Portable Vaporizer
- 1.1 Best Portable Vaporizer Pax 3
- 1.2 Best Portable Vaporizer G Pen Elite
- 1.3 Best Portable Vaporizer Firefly 2
- 1.4 Best Portable Vaporizer Arizer Solo 2
- 1.5 Best Portable Vaporizer Mighty
- 1.6 Best Portable Vaporizer Davinci IQ
- 1.7 Best Portable Vaporizer Crafty
- 1.8 Best Portable Vaporizer Conclusion:
- 1.9 What is the best portable vaporizer?
- 1.10 Pax 3 – Most Consistent High Score
- 1.11 G Pen Elite – Best Buy
- 1.12 Firefly 2 – Fastest Portable Vaporizer
- 1.13 Arizer Solo 2 – Best Battery Life
- 1.14 Mighty – Best Medical Marijuana Home Users
- 1.15 Davinci IQ – Best Mid Range
- 1.16 The Crafty Best Medical Marijuana Users on the Go
Best Portable Vaporizer
KEEP IN MIND All vaporizers on this list live up to the best portable vaporizer title. Some produce the best vapor you could get out of a portable device while some have the longest lasting battery or can be easily concealed because of their size or design. Always pick the product that suits your needs most.
This article will provide a complete overview and comparison of the best portable vaporizers on the market. We have gathered information from the best vaporizer reviews on the web, user impressions and our own testing. When comparing the best vaporizers we keep the user in mind. Thus this article will take into consideration what substances the vaporizer is able to use, like wax and concentrates, heat up time, charging time, battery life, vape size, bowl size. weight, warranty, vapor quality and of course price.
We appreciate a vaporizer that vapes the best of both worlds (herb and concentrates). Also heat up time is important as nobody wants for their vape to take ages until use. Charging time is surely an issue as these vapes can fully charge anywhere from 4 hours to 50 minutes, But there is a catch, some of them can be used while charging which gives the vape a big plus.
Battery life is a issue with all modern day gadgets so we will look closely at the size of the battery as well as how each of them saves it. As we will mention only the best portable vaporizers, vape size is a big concern as it influences portability and discreteness.
Bowl sizes vary and can hold anywhere between 0.15 to 0.5 of ground material so that is also a issue to take into consideration. The weight of the vaporizer is important as everyone wants a small, discreet and lightweight vape when carried around. And last but not least vapor quality and price will decide the winner of the Best Portable vaporizer for obvious reasons.
Every vape mentioned will get a score from 1 to 7 in each category. The total score of the vape will generate the listing position in comparison to the other vapes. So let’s not waste time and get down to business.
Best Portable Vaporizer Pax 3
The Pax 3 Vaporizer is our highest ranking vape. Even if it doesn’t have the best vapor quality, the Pax ranks highest in most categories. With an overall score of 53 this vape will surely satisfy any user. So let’s take a look at this amazing vape.
What does it vape? – 2 out of 2 Points
The Pax 3 vaporizes the best of both worlds. Ground herb as well as wax. The unit comes with 3 different oven lids. The normal lid for herbs, the half-pack lid for herbs and the concentrates lid. Because you can use either concentrates or herbs, the Pax 3 will receive the maximum 2 points for this section.
Heat Up Time – 6 out of 7 Points
The Pax 3 heats up very fast, Although it is not the fastest heating vape the results are pretty impressive. At 15 seconds heat up time the Pax comes in second place in this category being challenged only by the Firefly 2 which heats up at an impressive 3 secondes. The Davinci IQ takes about 23 seconds while the G Pen Elite and Arizer Solo 2 take about 30 seconds. The Mighty and Crafty vaporizers are last at 60 sec. Thus the Pax 3 will receive 6 out of 7 points for heat up time.
Charging Time – 6 out of 7 Points
Charging time of the Pax 3 is also impressive. From a dead battery the unit charges to full in about 1 hour and 40 minutes. This fact puts the vaporizer again in second place only to be surpassed by the Firefly 2 which again impresses us with a 50 minute charging time from a dead battery. All the other vaporizers take between 2 to 4 hours. Thus the Pax 3 will earn 6 points out of 7 total.on this section.
Battery Life – 5 out of 7 Points
The Battery life is not the greatest but still lasts long compared to the other small vapes. If you look on paper the Pax 3 battery lasts for about 5 to 7 sessions being surpassed by the Arizer Solo 2 and the Mighty vaporizer, But these two vapes are big compared to the Pax thus having room for a larger battery. In this case the Pax 3 battery stats start looking good when taking into consideration the size of the vape. Anyway still better than the Crafty’s 4 sessions. This will earn the Pax 3, 5 out of 7 total points.
Vaporizer Size – 7 out of 7 Points
The Pax 3 is the smallest vape between the best portable vaporizers. The unit is 3.87 inch tall by 1.21 inch wide by 0.8 inch deep. When calculating the volume this vape measures 3.87 cubic inches. Well now this is small when compared to the Mighty which has over 20 cubic inch in volume. The Crafty and Arizer Solo 2 are next with around 12 to 10 cubic inch plus the Firefly 2 and G pen Elite at around 6.4 to 4 cubic inch. This will earn the maximum 7 out of 7 points for the vaporizer size of the Pax 3.
Bowl Size – 6 out of 7 Points
The Pax 3 vaporizer features basically 3 oven lids. One for herb which helps the Pax hold somewhere between 0.3 to 0.4 of ground dry herb, One half pack lid which will hold between 0.15 and 0.2 of dried herb and one for concentrates. As we take into consideration the maximum capacity of the bowl the Pax 3 will rank second in this section. The only contender is the G Pen Elite which has the biggest bowl size at 0.5 grams of ground dried herbs. Thus the Pax 3 will receive 6 out of 7 points on this section.
Weight – 6 out of 7 Points
Taking into consideration the weight of the unit, the Pax 3 is one of the lightest portable vaporizers on the market.being surpassed only by the G pen Elite vaporizer. At 90.2 grams the Pax is much lighter than the 230 gram Mighty. But still it is just a bit heavier than the G Pen Elite’s 88.2 grams. In this case the Pax will earn 6 points out of 7 in this category.
Warranty – 6 out of 7 Points
Pax Labs offers a 10 year warranty on the Pax 3. This is great, exactly like the Davinci IQ but still less than the Arizer’s Solo 2 whopping lifetime warranty. Aniway it is still better than the Mighty, Crafty, Firefly 2 and G Pen Elite 2 to 1 years of warranty. Just remember to only buy the Pax 3 from authorised dealers to receive it. The market is filled with fake vaporizers so be careful. The Pax 3 will be given 6 points out of 7 for warranty.
Vapor Quality – 6 out of 7 Points
The Pax 3 has a very good vapor quality but not the best for portable vaporizers. There are big contenders out there which surpass the Pax in this section but lack in others. The Mighty, the Firefly 2 and the Crafty vaporizer all have a better vapor quality then the Pax. But it is still very good quality for its size. In this case the Pax 3 will get 4 Points out of 7 in this section.
Price – 5 out of 7 Points
Pax Labs have given a medium price range for the Pax 3. At $274.99, The Pax is a great deal! Still more expensive than the G Pen Elite or the Arizer Solo 2 but cheaper than the Crafty, Firefly 2 or Mighty which go to more than $300. Thus the Pax 3 vaporizer will receive 5 points out of 7 for its price.
Summary – 55 Points
The Pax 3 is our best portable vaporizer nominee. At a total of 53 points the Pax Labs has surpassed all other vaporizers on our list. Even though it did not excel to the top in most categories the Pax 3 always scores second or third which gives it an edge among all other vapes.
The best score that the Pax 3 has received (7 points out of 7) is for its size. This aspect makes this vape best for portability but also creates a disadvantage in other sections. For example battery life and vapor quality compared to other more bulky vaporizers. But still it has an impressive score in all other sections reaching 5+ points in all making it the best portable vaporizer of the year.
Best Portable Vaporizer G Pen Elite
When we started the research on our best portable vaporizer article we never thought that the G Pen Elite will score this high. Thus it is a pleasant surprize to present you the G Pen Elite vaporizer as one of the best price vaporizers in our list. With a total score of 47 points this vape ranks second.
What does it vape? – 1 out of 2 Points
Sadly the G Pen Elite is capable of vaping only ground herbs. But this is not such a big issue when you take into consideration the huge bowl size and the price that this vape comes with. In this case the top of the line Grenco Science vaporizer scores only 1 point out of 2 available points in this section.
Heat Up Time – 4 out of 7 Points
The G pen Elite has an average heat up time of 30 seconds from cold to the moment you can start vaping. It is not as impressive as the Firefly 2 – 3 second heat up – but still not as bad as the Mighty or Crafty which are at 60 seconds. Thus the G Pen Elite will receive 4 points
Charging Time – 5 out of 7 Points
Charging time is somewhere above average for the G pen Elite. In 2 hours you can charge your vaporizer from a dead battery. That is the exact time it takes the Mighty and the Crafty to charge. Only the Firefly 2 and the Pax are serious contenders in this section with 50 minutes and 1 hour and 40 minute time. The G Pen Elite scores 5 out of 7 Points.
Battery Life – 4 out of 7 Points
The battery on the G Pen Elite got us up to 6 smoking sessions. That is a very good score taking into consideration that the bowl of the vape holds around 0.5 grams of ground herbs. Also to get a clear view of this aspect know that the Arizer Solo 2 battery lasts for as long as 20, the Mighty 8, Pax 3 – 7 and all the rest around 6 sessions. Except for the Crafty’s 4 sessions. This will earn the G Pen 4 points out of 7 total.
Vaporizer Size – 6 out of 7 Points
The size of the G Pen elite is impressive. Despite the cool design Greenco Science did not make any compromises in how big the vape is. The unit is 4 inch long by 1 inch wide by 1 inch deep. Thus 4 inch in volume. This ranks the vaporizer in second place with only the Pax 3 ranking above by a small margin at 3.74 inch in volume. Think about it, the Mighty has over 21 cubic inch. In this case the G Pen Elite receives 6 out of 7 points.
Bowl Size – 7 out of 7 Points
The G Pen elite has one of the biggest heating chambers on the market today so it can take in around 0.5 grams of ground material. This makes it top of the list in this section and earns the vaporizer the total of 7 points. The next in line is the Pax 3 at 0.4 grams and the Firefly 2 last at 0.15 grams.
Weight – 7 out of 7 Points
The weight of the G Pen Elite is also very impressive when compared to the other top ranking vapes. At 88 grams it is the lightest unit out of our best portable vaporizer list. The Pax 3 follows with 90.2 grams and the Mighty is last at 230 grams. This in case you need to get a perspective on top to bottom vape sizes. Again the G pen elite get’s a total of 7 points.
Warranty – 4 out of 7 Points
The G pen Elite comes with a warranty of 1 year. Thus giving the vape the the smallest warranty coverage for a top ranking vaporizer in the best portable vaporizer category. The best warranty you would get is the lifetime warranty provided with the Arizer Solo 2 followed by the Pax 3 and Davinci IQ 10 year warranty. In this case the vape will earn 4 points out of 7.
Vapor Quality – 4 out of 7 Points
Compared to the other vaporizers on our list the vapor quality of the G pen Elite is least favorable but certainly higher than other vaporizers on the market. Thus the vape will get the lowest score in this section at 4 points. The best vapor quality you can find is produced by The Mighty, Firefly 2 and Crafty vaporizers.
Price – 7 out of 7 Points
The G Pen Elite is not out yet and scores top of the list when taking price into consideration. This fact earns the Elite the title of best price portable vaporizer on our best portable vaporizer list. The original price of the vape was at $189.95 but since then it went down at $149.95.
Taking this into consideration the G Pen Elite is the best portable vaporizer under $200 or $150 to be exact.
Summary – 49 Points
The G Pen Elite doesn’t rank very good because of its vapor quality and the fact that it vapes only herbs. But it gets a better score in battery life, heat up time and charging time. With the best scores in size, bowl size, weight, and price. This makes a best price portable vaporizer on this list.
Best Portable Vaporizer Firefly 2
What does it vape?
The Firefly 2 is a high quality multifunctional vaporizer that vapes herbs but also concentrates. It has an impressive heating time and one of the best vapor quality when compared to high ranking vaporizers. This will earn it 2 Points in this section.
Heat Up Time – 7 out of 7 Points
No one likes to wait when it comes to vaping, or anything for that matter in this day and age. Thus the Firefly 2 Comes with the best heat up time of any vaporizer on the market. Just load the vape and you’ll be ready to use it in around 3 seconds. Now this is performance! Think about it. The next in line is the Pax 3 at 15 seconds and the highest heat up time on this list is at 60 seconds for the Mighty and the Crafty vaporizer. Three seconds is very impressive and it earns the Firefly 2, 7 out of 7 points for the fastest heating vaporizer on the market.
Charging Time – 7 out of 7 Points
The team at Firefly Vapor really hate waiting. Thus the Firefly 2 has the fastest charging time of any vaporizer on the market. The unit charges from a dead battery to full in about 50 minutes. This is impressive as the next in line is the Pax 3 with 1 hour and 40 minutes and the highest charging time goes to the Davinci IQ which charges in about 4 hours. In this case the Firefly 2 will receive the maximum 7 points out of 7.
Battery Life – 3 out of 7 Points
When researching this section for the Firefly 2 we noticed a problem in our scoring. We decided to measured the battery life in how many smoking sessions you would get from a full battery. The Firefly ranked pretty well with 4 points and around 6 sessions. But this is not the case when you take into consideration the size of the bowl. A session lasts for as long the material you vape lasts. As the Firefly 2 has the smallest bowl at 0.15 grams (3 times smaller than the G Pen Elite) you would get more sessions on the same battery life. In this case we decided to take a point off and give it 3 points out of 7 in this section.
Vaporizer Size – 4 out of 7 Points
The exact size of the Firefly 2 is 5 inches long by 1.6 inch wide by 0.8 inch deep. This ads up to a volume of about 6.4 cubic inches. This means that the Pax 3, with 3.74 cubic inch, followed by the G pen Elite, with 4 cubic inch and Davinci IQ with 5.4 cubic inch are smaller than the Firefly 2. This will earn the vape 4 points out of 7 total.
Bowl Size – 2 out of 7 Points
The bowl size is an issue when compared to the other vapes. The Firefly 2 can hold 0.15 grams of ground herbs which is the smallest quantity between our vaporizers. The Arizer Solo is next with about 0.2 grams while the G pen Elite can hold an impressive 0.5 grams of ground herbs. Because of this fact the Firefly 2 will receive 2 out of 7 points for its bowl size.
Weight – 4 out of 7 Points
The weight of the unit is about 140 grams which gives it an average score of 4 points. The Crafty and Davinci IQ are close by while the G Pen Elite is lightest at 88 grams and the Mighty is heaviest at 230 grams. Thus 4 points out of 7 total.
Firefly Vapor offers a 2 year warranty on the Firefly 2 vaporizer. This is a average warranty as the best one on the market comes along with the Arizer Solo 2 (lifetime) followed by the Pax 3 and Davinci IQ with a 10 year warranty. The G Pen elite has the lowest warranty at 1 year. In this case the vaporizer will earn 5 points out of 7.
Vapor Quality – 7 out of 7 Points
The Firefly 2 has one of the best portable vaporizer, vapor quality on the market. It provides a smooth full flavored vapor smoke every time. And all of this in only 3 seconds. The Firefly 2 vapor quality can be easily compared to the Mighty and the Crafty but with a faster delivery. So we will give the vape 7 out of 7 points.
Price – 3 out of 7 Points
The price of the Firefly 2 is a bit high but that’s what you get with a fast, high performance vape that has one of the best vapor quality on the market. The vaporizer is priced at $329.95 which makes it the second most expensive vape after the Mighty portable vaporizer. In this case Firefly 2 will earn only 3 points out of 7 for price.
Summary – 45 Points
The Firefly 2 is one of the best quality portable vaporizer on the market. It is the fastest in terms of heating up and charging and has the best vapor quality around. But even though it holds a small quantity of ground herbs it can be easily filled up and ready to use in no time. The price is a bit high but with all that technology and craftsmanship it is worth for the buck.
Best Portable Vaporizer Arizer Solo 2
The Arizer Solo 2 is one of the newcomers on the portable vaporizer market to date. But it didn’t cease to impress with its long battery life, warranty and price. Even if the specs of the unit didn’t change much from Arizer 1 the amazing features that it now provides and price gets the Arizer 2 on the best portable vaporizer list.
What does it vape?
The Arizer Solo 2 only vapes ground herbs. Probably a big issue for people who prefer to also vape wax. But, nonetheless it vapes ground herbs very well and for a long time. The improved battery will help you achieve up to 20 sessions. Also the lifetime warranty is a big plus for the Arizer Solo 2 vaporizer.
Heat Up Time
The Solo 2 vaporizer heats up in 30 seconds. This is the same time it takes the G-Pen Elite to reach the same temperature. But it is slower than the Firefly 2, Pax 3 or Davinci IQ. Only the Mighty and Crafty take longer to about 60 seconds to heat up. This will get the Solo 2 a average score of 4 out of 7 Points.
The Arizer charges in about 3 hours from a dead battery. Thus it earns a average score of 4 points out of 7. Charging time is pretty slow taking into consideration that only the Davinci IQ takes more to about 4 hours. But know that the Solo 2 powers a bigger battery which will provide up to 20 smoking sessions on a single charge. Plus the unit can be used while charging which greatly improves the usability of the product if you’re not on the go.
The Arizer Solo 2 has the longest portable vaporizer battery life. The unit can last up to 20 sessions of smoking on a full charge. Normally this comes at a cost because of the big battery size making the vape a bit bulkier. And it is the case here too. But nevertheless this is the best battery life you get from a portable vaporizer. The Solo 2 will get the maximum 7 out of 7 points in this section.
The exact size of the Arizer Solo II is 4.5 inch tall by 1.75 wide by 1.38 deep. This will sum up to about 10.8 cubic inch which makes it an average size vape. But this is still impressive because you get a huge battery life which implies the use of a bigger battery, So, the Arizer Solo 2 will score 3 points out of 7.
The Arizer Solo 2 did not change much from its predecessor in specs so it is able to vape around 0.2 grams of material in one session. This is low when compared to the G Pen Elite 0.5 gram bowl size or in fact most vapes. Except for the Firefly 2 which can take in the smallest amount of ground herb at 0.15 grams. This will earn the Solo 2, 3 points out of 7.
The weight of the unit is also an issue as it is one of the heaviest portable vaporizers from our list. With 210 grams it comes second to only the Mighty which has around 230 grams. You might say that 210 grams is not much but it is almost triple the weight of the G Pen Elite (88 grams). Thus the Arizer Solo 2 will get only 2 points in this section.
The heating elements On the Solo 2 come with a lifetime warranty 1 year warranty on the battery and 2 years manufacture warranty. When put together this makes the unit top in our best portable vaporizer warranty section. And thus the vaporizer will get 7 out of 7 points for warranty.
The vapor quality of the vaporizer is pretty good, ranking somewhere a bit higher than the G Pen Elite but definitely less than the Mighty, Crafty and Firefly 2 which are the best in this category. The Arizer Solo 2 will receive 5 out of 7 points.
When it comes to price the Solo 2 retails at around $239.99. This makes it the second most affordable vaporizer after the G Pen Elite. It is surely cheaper than the Mighty. Crafty or Firefly 2 which range between $349 to $279. Thus the Arizer will get 6 points out of 7 for price.
In conclusion the Arizer Solo 2 ranks best in battery life, warranty, and price, earning the vape top points. The vape is second most affordable best portable vaporizer, it has the best warranty on the market and its battery lasts for a whopping 20 sessions. The downside of the vaporizer is that it vapes only herbs and that it ranks average in heat up time, charging time and size.
Best Portable Vaporizer Mighty
What does it vape?
The Mighty vaporizer Is one of the best quality vaporizers on the market today. It vapes both herbs and concentrates producing one of the best quality vapor smoke. In this case the Mighty by Storz and Bickel will receive the maximum of 2 points in this section.
Heat Up Time
This unit from Storz and Bickel is not the best when it comes to heat up time. It takes around 60 seconds for it to be ready for a vaping session. This is a bit slow when you take into consideration that the Firefly 2 only takes about 3 seconds followed by the Pax 3 and basically all the other vapes except for the Crafty which takes the same amount of time. But with Storz and Bickel products there is always a catch. Once it is heated up you will get consistent, full flavored vapor every time almost instantly.But the time it takes is 60 seconds which is the slowest from our best portable vaporizers list so the unit will receive only 3 points out of 7 in this category.
The mighty vaporizer charges from a completely empty battery in about 2 hours. This is a average charging time. The Firefly 2 and the Pax 3 are the fastest with a 50 minute charging time to 1 hour and 40 minutes. But the Davinci IQ and Solo 2 are slower at 4 hours and 3 hours of charging time. As mentioned before the Storz and Bickel products always come with a surprise, So, even though it takes so much for the battery to be fully charge, the vaporizer can be used instantly if it is just plugged in. This is different from all the other vapes which still use their battery even if you use them while plugged in. But it does take 2 hours to charge so the Mighty will receive a average score of 5 points out of 7.
In this section the Mighty shines. It has one of the longest lasting batteries on the market for a portable vaporizer. It takes up to 8 sessions to empty it which puts this vaporizer in second place after the Arizer Solo 2. But this comes with a down turn as size is compromised. Nevertheless it is much better then the Crafty 4 sessions on a full charge but worse than the Solo 2 whopping 20 sessions.
As mentioned before the Mighty vaporizer size and weight is affected by the the size of the battery. In this case the exact dimensions of the Mighty are 5.5 inch tall by 3.2 inch wide by 1.2 inch deep. This adds up to a approximate 21.1 cubic inch. In this case the Mighty vaporizer is the biggest portable vaporizer. All other vapes are smaller so the unit will receive only 1 point out of 7 total.
The Mighty vaporizer has an above average bowl size. It can fit somewhere around 0.25 to 0.3 grams of ground herbs depending on how fine the grind is. This is way better then the Firefly 2 0.15 gram bowl but at the same time less than the 0.5 G Pen Elite bowl. Thus the Mighty will receive 5 points out of 7 in this section.
Again, because of the advantageous battery life the weight of the unit is compromised. The Mighty weights around 230 grams which makes it the heaviest portable vaporizer on our best portable vaporizer list. It really is heavy when compared with the G Pen elites 88 grams. Almost triple the weight. In this case the vaporizer will receive only 1 point out of 7.
The Mighty does not impress in this section either. With a 2 year manufacturing warranty the unit scores pretty average then new vaporizers on the market which apply longer warranties for their products. So The Mighty vaporizer will receive 5 points out of 7.
This is the section where the Mighty is one of the best. Vapor quality is very high on the Storz and Bickel to do list. You will get perfect consistent vapor with every use and the company prides itself with that. Even though the vaporizer has many plastic parts, all materials are high quality and food grade so no other flavor will be infused in your vapor smoke. Thus the vaporizer will receive the full 7 out of 7 points in this section.
The Mighty vaporizer is one of the priciest portable vaporizers on the Market. Because of its high grade materials, manufacturing costs and the fact that the Storz and Bickel company is the only one which will guarantee the quality of their products with quality certificates like ISO and CE the price will be higher. The exact price of the unit is at $349. But this is a small price to pay for a medical user which needs high quality consistent vapor every time. This will earn the vaporizer only 1 point out of 7.
The Mighty vaporizer ranks best in vapor quality, how long the battery lasts and you could say charging time (taking into consideration the plug in and use option). While size weight and price are big issues. Portability is not the biggest characteristic of the vape but quality is. In this case we recommend this vape to medical marijuana users which need high quality vapor every time.
Best Portable Vaporizer Davinci IQ
What does it vape?
The Davinci IQ is an impressive vaporizer but sadly not in this section. The unit only vaporizes ground herbs and no concentrates. Because of this fact the vape will only receive 1 point out of 2 available in this category.
Heat Up Time
It takes about 23 seconds for the unit to properly heat up before a vaping session. This is a pretty good score ranking higher than average. The Firefly is the best in this section with a 3 second heat up time followed by the Pax 3, 15 seconds heat up. The Davinci IQ is next in line followed by the Arizer Solo 2 (30 seconds), G Pen Elite (30 seconds) and the Storz and Bickel products at 60 seconds. Thus the Davinci IQ will receive 5 points out of 7 in this section.
The Davinci IQ vaporizer takes longest to charge from our best portable vaporizers list. It takes about 4 hours to fully charge an empty battery. When taking into consideration that the Firefly 2 takes only 50 minutes and the Pax 3 only 1 hour and 40 minutes, the score is pretty low. So the vaporizer will only receive 3 points out of 7 for its charging speed.
When taking battery life into account the Davinci IQ scores a bit higher than average on our best portable vaporizer list. With 4 points out of 7 the battery lasts around 6 sessions before it is completely drained. This places it in ranking with the G Pen Elite and the Firefly 2. But keep in mind that the Elite has a bigger bowl so the session will be longer. Also the Firefly 2 has the smallest bowl so the session will be shorter before a refill. The Arizer Solo 2 ranks best with around 20 sessions and the Mighty with around 8.
The Davinci IQ size is impressive. The units exact size is 3.54 inch tall by 1.65 inch wide by 0.94 inch deep. This adds up to a 5.49 cubic inch in volume. In this case the Davinci IQ vaporizer ranks top 3 in this section after Px 3 and G Pen Elite. The Firefly 2 ranks close with 6.4 cubic inch, followed by the Arizer Solo 2. Crafty and Mighty which go well over 10 cubic inch in volume.
The bowl size of the vaporizer is also impressive. The Davinci scores second place at 0.3 grams of ground material. Only the G Pen elite with a size of 0.5 and the Pax 3 with around 0.4 grams of ground herb surpass the Davinci IQ. Thus the unit will receive 5 points out of 7 available in this category.
The weight of the unit is average to a bit heavy when compared with other vapes. At 145 grams the Davinci IQ is somewhere in between the G Pen Elite 88 grams and the Mighty vaporizer which is at 230 grams. The Pax 3, the Crafty and the Firefly 2 are lighter at 90.2m 136 and 140 grams while the Arizer Solo 2 is heavier at 210 grams. This will earn the Davinci IQ 3 points out of 7.
The Davinci IQ scores second place in this category alongside with the Pax 3. At a 10 year warranty only the Arizer Solo 2’s lifetime warranty is higher. The Mighty, Firefly 2 and Crafty come third with a 2 year warranty followed by the G Pen Elite 1 year warranty.
The vapor Quality of the Davinci IQ is pretty good. It features a ceramic zirconia pathway which helps provide soft. full flavored vapor with no other tastes. The vaporizer scores somewhere in between the Arizer Solo 2 and the Pax 3. In this case it will receive 5 points out of 7 for the vapor quality
The Davinci IQ retails at the same price as the PAX 3 vaporizer which is $274.99. This means the Davinci is averagely priced when compared to other vapes on the best portable vaporizer list. Only the G pen Elite and the Arizer Solo 2 are cheaper at $149.95 and $239.99. The more expensive vapes are the Crafty, Firefly 2 and Mighty at $279, $329.95 and $349. Thus the Davinci IQ will get 5 points out of 7 for its price.
The Davinci IQ only vapes herbs but ranks pretty well in other categories. For warranty it is second and earns 6 points while earning 5 points in vapor quality. size, heat up and price. Charging time and battery life score lower with 3 to 4 points but still earn a total of 42 points for the Davinci.
Best Portable Vaporizer Crafty
What does it vape?
Storz and Bickel products have always been high quality products with the user in mind. Thus the Crafty vaporizer vapes the best of both worlds. If you like to vape either ground herb or concentrates with a very high vapor quality this is your vape.
Heat Up Time
One of the Issues of the Crafty vaporizer is its heat up time. Exactly like the Mighty vaporizer it takes the Crafty around 50 seconds to heat up which is a pretty big down turn when you are in a hurry. This is the slowest heat up time on our best portable vaporizer list but it is not a decisive point when it comes to this vaporizer because it shines best in lots of other sections.
The Crafty vaporizer takes about 2 hours to charge from a dead battery. In this case it earns 5 points out of 7 in this section alongside the Mighty and the G Pen Elite. Only the Firefly 2 and the Pax 3 are faster with 50 minutes to 1 hour and 40 minutes for the second. While, the Davinci IQ and the Arizer Solo 2 are slower at 4 hours and 3 hours.
The battery life is not that great as it lasts for about 4 to maximum 5 sessions. In this case the Crafty will receive only 2 points out of 7 total. The Arizer Solo 2. Mighty and Pax 3 are top contenders in this category with up to 20, 8 and 7 sessions followed by the G Pen Elite. Firefly 2 and Davinci IQ with up to 6 sessions
The Crafty’s exact size is 4.3 inch tall by 2.2 inch wide by 1.3 inch deep. This makes it a bit bulky when compared with the other vapes. It ads up to an approximate volume of 12.2 cubic inch which makes it the second biggest after the Mighty vaporizer with 21.1 cubic inch. The Arizer Solo 2, Firefly 2, Davinci IQ, G Pen Elite and Pax 3 are smaller in this order.ranging from 10.8 cubic inch to 3.74 cubic inch. Thus the Crafty Vaporizer will get 2 points out of 7.
The bowl size of the crafty can hold a average of 0.25 grams of ground herb. This will get it 4 points out of 7. The G Pen Elite, Pax 3, Davinci IQ and Mighty can fit in more at 0.5, 0.4 and 0.3 grams. While, the Arizer Solo 2 and the Firefly 2 vaporizer can fit less at 0.2 to 0.15 of ground herb.
The exact weight of the unit is 136 grams. This means that only the G Pen Elite and the Pax 3 are lighter at 88 grams to 90/2 grams. The heavy weights are the Firefly 2, Davinci IQ, Arizer Solo 2 and Mighty at 140, 145, 210 and 230 grams per unit. In this case the Crafty vaporizer will receive 5 points
The Crafty has a standard 2 year warranty exactly like the Mighty and the Firefly 2. Only the G Pen Elite has less at 1 year with the Pax 3 and Davinci IQ at 10 years and the Arizer Solo 2 lifetime warranty. Thus the Crafty will get 5 points out of 7.
When it comes to vapor quality the Crafty is one of the best portable vaporizer on the market. Like you are already used to the high quality tradition of the Storz and Bickel the Crafty is nothing different. You will enjoy high quality vapor instantly after heat up every time. Also the vaporizer will provide consistent full flavored vapor smoke every time. In this case the Crafty will get the maximum 7 out of 7 points.
The Crafty vaporizer price is at $279 but it is well worth the quality of the product and vapor. The Mighty and Firefly 2 are more expensive at $349 and $329.95 while the Pax 3, Davinci IQ. Arizer Solo II and G Pen Elite are cheaper. The cheaper products range from $275 to $150. In this case the Crafty will earn 4 points out of 7 for price.
The Crafty earns the most points in vapor quality scoring 7. And this for a good reason. The Storz and Bickel product has one of the most consistent and full flavored vapor clouds from our best portable vaporizer list. But it also earns 5 points in warranty, weight and charging time. Plus it vaporizes both herbs and concentrates. The only weak points are the battery life and heat up time with 3 and 2 points. The price is a bit on the expensive side at $279 being the 3rd more expensive vape on our list. But overall this is a very high quality vape that will surely impress you and that’s what counts.
Best Portable Vaporizer Conclusion:
Keep in mind that all the vaporizers on this list are the best on the market but they rank differently on one category or another. From the size of the unit and bowl to the weight – from what it vapes to the vapor quality and from warranty to price, all have their own top characteristics. So just pick what suits you the best and you won’t be disappointed.
What is the best portable vaporizer?
The best portable vaporizer is basically what suits you best. Maybe you travel more and you would like your vaporizer to be highly portable. Or, maybe you just want to vape at home without needing a heavy desktop vaporizer. In these two different situations you might prefer one vaporizer or the other.
We have given a score from 1 to 7 in 10 categories that reflect most important aspects for the user of a portable vaporizer. In regards to portability we have taken into consideration the size of the unit as well as the weight. In terms of how user friendly the vaporizer is we have taken into account what it vapes, heat up time, charging time, battery life and bowl size. While vapor consistency and flavor plus the warranty of the unit reflect its quality. Last but not least price which is a definitive reason when choosing a vape..
In this case the total points that each vape has received should not concern you the most as a buyer with specific needs. As different aspects are taken into consideration you might care less for some and more for others. So just look at scores received in individual sections and don’t forged to check out the details as some scores even though they are low on paper there might be a catch.
Pax 3 – Most Consistent High Score
The Pax 3 vaporizer is top on our list even if it doesn’t score all 7 points in most sections. When taking all aspects into account the Pax 3 received a total of 55 points but the maximum of 7 points only in its size. This makes it the best portable vaporizer.
G Pen Elite – Best Buy
The G Pen Elite has been a pleasant surprise for its low price. It has scored over 4 points in all sections even if it is almost half the price of other vapes. It ranks high in portability as it is the lightest vape and it has the biggest bowl which helps you enjoy more in one session. In this case the G Pen Elite is our First Vaporizer Best Buy nominee.
Firefly 2 – Fastest Portable Vaporizer
When it comes to numbers the Firefly 2 ranks best. High end technology will provide you with instant heat up time, very fast charging, amazing vapor quality and the possibility to vapor both herbs and wax. This makes it the fastest portable vaporizer on the market.
Arizer Solo 2 – Best Battery Life
If you like to have many sessions in a day or would like to smoke with friends the Arizer Solo 2 is what you need. With its impressive battery the Solo 2 can reach up to 20 sessions on vaping on a single charge. Plus some parts are offered a lifetime warranty so the product is very well built. This makes it Best Battery Life portable vaporizer.
Mighty – Best Medical Marijuana Home Users
The Mighty offers a long lasting battery and amazing vapor quality but it is bulky. The overall high quality of the unit makes it very reliable, Thus, the Mighty is best when used for extended periods of time and preferably in house because of its low portability. The high quality of the vaporizer makes it best for medical marijuana users.
Davinci IQ – Best Mid Range
Even though the Davinci IQ doesn’t get the maximum points in any category it ranks above average in most. Thus the the vape is very balanced in its score. Warranty, heat up time size and price all score above 5 points. This makes it our Mid Range vape.
The Crafty Best Medical Marijuana Users on the Go
The Crafty is an amazing vaporizer. It provides you with the high quality construction and vapor of the Mighty but with increased portability. At 136 grams and around 12.2 cubic inch the Crafty is half the size of the Mighty. Thus the Crafty vaporizer is best for medical marijuana users which are often on the go.