Smoking is out, and vaping is in. As we continue to prioritize the health of our lungs, herbal vaporizers have sprung onto the scene as a new way to get your ganja fix without actually combusting any plant matter. While tabletop vaporizers have long dominated this market, handheld vaporizers continue to get smaller, lighter, and more powerful.
We’ve compiled a list of the five best handheld vaporizers that we’ve found, and split them up based on who we think each one is best for. Have a look and let us know in the comments of any other vaporizers you’ve found in your own experience to help our readers. Here’s our list.
Why should you buy this: It heats up fast, vapes great, and has a great design.
Who’s it for: Those looking for the best mix of value and function
How much will it cost: $275
Why we picked the Pax 3:
Pax Labs is back once again with the Pax 3, its third-generation iPod-esque vaporizer which like its predecessor gives reliable performance in a fairly affordable price. While other handheld vaporizers might be cheaper, you get what you pay for. With the Pax 3, its feature set justifies the $275 price tag.
The oven heats up in less than 20 seconds – half the time of the previous Pax – and it gets high marks for its solid vapor production. It also feels nice in the hand, and is easy to use even for the most novice of vapers – even though it might be a little tricky to load at first.
What really stands out to us is the device’s 10-year warranty, which should far outlast most owners use of the product. If you want to purchase something that will last you a long time right out of the gate, the Pax 3 is it.