Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer Suggestions?

Discussion in 'The Glass House' started by Hashishh, Aug 27, 2018.


    Hashishh Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, I'm looking for some suggestions on a new cheaper dry herb vaporizer.

    I'm not looking to replace smoking or anything, but find a vape would be easier to use and cut down on smell as I'm looking for a piece to bring with me during business trips.

    I usually take a walk around after getting settled into the hotel and smoke from my 1-hitter or roll a few joints. I smoke from a bong at home so "fat" hits are a plus.

    I've been looking at the magic flight launch box as it's one of the only vapes on the market I can find around my price range (would spend up to 150$ CAD for the right piece but am looking for something under 100$ Cad).

    Not too picky on whether it does wax or concentrates, though it would be nice.

    In order I'm looking mostly for:

    Cost effectiveness
    Bowl size
    Battery life

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Have a look at the Boundless CF. It's in your price range at 120 CAD, has a decent bowl, comes with the pod for wax/concentrates, good battery life but may be too big for walking around in public spaces although will happily fit into a pocket.

    I have the CFX version, the difference being adjustable temperatures instead of presets, and have had absolutely no complaints about the quality of the vapour or the quality of the vaporizer itself.

    Hashishh Well-Known Member

    I took a look through some reviews and while it looks nice and simple, the durability of the plastic is what worries me as I wouldn't mind bringing this out fishing and hiking. What type of battery does it take as the battery life as well was brought up to be fairly short.

    I've been looking into the flowermate a bit now. Does anyone have any first hand experience with it?

    I may have to go into my local head shop and just take a look at a few of them. I hate going in there though as most of them don't know anything about their products other than they're "doooope maaaan".
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2018

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    As I say, I have the CFX which is bigger. Compared to many dry herb vapes out there the battery life is very good, automatic switch off after 5 mins, and with the CF you're getting what's as good as a Crafty but at a lot less cost. Carry a decent portable battery pack for a phone, you can recharge on the go but the CF will still give you almost an hour on a full charge which is fairly decent in itself for a smaller device as you're looking at at least 10 5 minute sessions per charge.

    The plastic is better than you think, I had mine bouncing around in my pocket all day in Amsterdam without the slightest worry about damage, I've dropped it, and so on, and it's basically laughed at me.

    For "bang for your buck" there's not much better, and if you could spend a bit more on the CFX then I would definitely go for that instead.

    Otherwise you're looking at smaller devices with replaceable batteries which can be a PITA as then you need a case for them, and you have to hope that they last the day or you're back to an external battery pack to charge things up again.

    In your price range, and at from 120 CAD as I look online, then I would seriously consider it as it does dry herb, oil/concentrate and wax.
    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i've only had experience with the pax-2, and i honestly did not like it, i couldn't get a good hit off of it, seemed like a total waste of weed to me.
    my friend let me hit his dynavape the other day, i really liked it, and it's only 65 bucks, but it's not electrical, you have to heat it with a lighter till the little insert in it clicks twice. takes about a minute the first time, about 30 seconds every couple of hits to keep it there.
    i don't like that it's not electric, but it's tiny, easy to hide, easy to clean, and hits like a brick

    Hashishh Well-Known Member

    Good to know, I was debating on whether to break the bank and go with a pax. Will probably be a couple weeks till I buy a vape just so I can do a shit ton of reading. Last time I asked for advice at the headshop I walked away with a Dr. Dabber. Worst 120 bucks I ever spent.

    DynaVape is off the list just because it's not electronic. Would be handy for camping or hiking but I usually just walk around the neighbourhood and spark up. I don't like the idea of using it in the hotel which seems it would be the best place for.

    Doesn't seem like there's a vape out there that really fits what I'm looking for.
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    Fubard Well-Known Member

    The only problem with the dry herb vapes is finding the right temperature for the hit you want, you try one only once and you'll never know the potential. Took me a while to get my G-Pen dialled in, then had the same with the CFX but when you get it sorted you can be knocked flat on your back.
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    mr. childs

    mr. childs Well-Known Member

    even though it might be out of your price range, the firefly 2 does pretty good. wife enjoys it, but her main go to is the plenty.
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i will admit i only tried it once, and didn't really get to fool around with it. if i could get a loaner for a weekend, i'd be happy to try it, and potentially buy it, but 150 minimum is a little steep for something that may end up in a drawer because i don't really like it
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    Hashishh Well-Known Member

    I've been looking at the firefly 2 a bit actually. Price is just over what I wanted to spend. I'll have to go in to a store and check one out.

    After going through 150 bucks worth of atomizers on a 80$ pen I threw that piece of shit as far as I could, so I'm feeling the same way.

    Still leaning towards the MFLB but what I really don't like is how it's "live" anytime there's a battery in it. I'd rather have a push button to fire it up.
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    Hashishh Well-Known Member

    Any thoughts on the Zeus Smite and Zeus Smite +?

    Good ratings and reviews. The regular Smite has a 3hr battery life, 3 temp options (385f, 399f, 414f), outside is made of aluminum, so a little more durable than the plastic ones, and is only 130 bucks Canadian.

    The plus has a screen with the ability to control temps a degree at a time and only a 2 hour battery life. For 180 CAD. Seems like too much to go wrong for more money.
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    rollitup Forum Admin Staff Member

    I would not buy a Magic Fight, those do not work very well, don't hold much bud, and the battery situation is stupid.

    I've been using a Vapir NO2 for 7 years. It's much larger, so it holds more bud in the bowl, but it won't fit in a pocket. The battery charge lasts only 20 minutes.

    I like the description of the Boundless CFX. It appears to have an excellent battery life, I just wonder how much bud it holds in the bowl. @Fubard how much bud, and how many hits in a bowl? It also appears that it may be difficult to load the bowl with ground-up bud.

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    ANC Well-Known Member

    Vaping weed is a new treat for me...
    Got a Kiln clone this week... great for smoking scissor hash, wax and concentrates.

    Delztronics Well-Known Member

    Classic Davinci IQ.

    Capn-Crunch Well-Known Member

    I've been using a Flowermate vape for the last 5 years and love it.
    2.5 hour vaping time
    Fits in your pocket
    Multi temp.
    My only issue is it has a rather smallish chamber.

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    rollitup Forum Admin Staff Member

    I discovered that the Boundless CFX has a bowl that will hold at least a half gram.

    So I bought one. Most shops sell them for $160, but I found some online for less. Wal-Mart sells them for $107, and I bought one at Newegg for $99.

    Newegg also has the new Boundless CFV, which is fully convection heating, for only $89!


    Hashishh Well-Known Member

    Vapes at Walmart? Damn I wish!
    I'm going to check out NewEgg. I'm still undecided. Been working and dealing with others things lately and haven't had the chance to pop into the head shop to check stuff out.
    At 89 bucks though that seems like a steal, thanks!

    rollitup Forum Admin Staff Member

    No, there are no vapes at Walmart, because they are called "aromatherapy devices."

    And I love the aroma! :lol:


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    gwheels Well-Known Member

    The arizer solo is really nice. The reason I like it is you load these little glass straws and put them in the unit. The part cleans very well so you can always have the taste.
    They have a digital one now and the old one has settings 1 to 7. The old ones are a pretty good value right now as they get rid of their old supply.

    I have also used a utilian 720. It is great unless you put shatter in it and then it really plugs stuff inside of it. The plus side is it is ceramic and works good. The down side is it does not come apart well enough to really clean it. This is important because it will plug up your air holes over time and it is a pain to get a draw from it.

    Of the ones I have used and owned i would get an arizer solo. Efficient and it works really well. Charge lasts a good while too.
    Vape quality is exceptional (flavor is like the strain descriptions).

    I am using a rosin vape now. The one i have (Evolve) sucks. It works but it is essential to have temperature control unless you want it to always be like hot knives :D

    Next i think i will get a boundless just to see how they work.
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