Best budget weed vapes
The cannabis vaporizer scene has changed drastically in the last few years. Finding a reasonable budget dry herb vaporizer can be challenging, considering all the options out there right now. For this informative list, we’ve included some budget herb vapes and a couple of devices worth some extra coin.
These are our top picks for budget based on the bang for the buck you’ll get on key features like vapor quality, chamber size, portability, and ease of use.
DynaVap has taken the portable vaporizer world by storm as their models are constantly community-voted as being the best budget dry herb vapes!
The newest version is the DynaVap M Plus, and It offers serious on-demand performance from its tiny hardware despite the 0.2g oven size. Instead of a battery-powered oven, it uses a torch lighter or an induction heater for a heat source – It is not the most portable or easy to use in public, but it is one of the best options for quick and tasty sessions at home!
If you’re worried about temperature control, one of the cool features of the M+ is that the lid will click when the chamber has been heated to 350°F / 177°C.
If you want a hard-hitting and joint-sized herb vape for under $100, this is one of the best choices for its pure vapor quality. For use with a bubbler for smoother hits, you’ll also be able to upgrade with accessories like the Dynavap Bong Adapter – They’re worth the extra coins!
- Powerful hits from a small amount of dry herb
- Fun to use!
- 10mm tapered mouthpiece
- Best performance for its price
- One heating cycle THC extraction
- Has a learning curve
XMAX V3 Pro
XMAX vaporizers have a solid track record of solid cannabis vaporizers that are still affordable. The XMAX V3 Pro is a very simplistic and small dry herb vaporizer that is highly consistent. While the V3 Pro uses basic tech like a plastic mouthpiece, its complete convection temperature control and efficient chamber give it some solid performance in terms of cloud production.
An entry-level dry herb vape is an excellent choice for budget vapor quality.
- Very compact size
- Sleek design
- Simple to use
- Bubbler compatible
- Excellent vapor quality
Arizer Solo 2
If you’re set on a vape with a strong battery life, the Solo 2 is the way to go as it has up to three hours of battery life out of the box. With full, incremental temperature control and good vapor quality, the Solo 2 can be considered the perfect budget herb vape for beginners!
While the conduction heating with minuscule convection jets in the small chamber only produces average-quality vapor production and flavor, the manufacturing quality brings up its worth. This is a tremendous all-around vaporizer with features like the classic 110mm glass mouthpiece and maximum temperature with OLED screen control.
- Strong battery
- Built to last
- Full temperature control
- 110mm mouthpiece isn’t very portable
The Utillian 421 is an upgrade to the ever-popular Utillian 420. Bringing a few upgrades to the table, the Utillian 421 has a sizeable 0.3-gram chamber, multiple temperature settings, and adjustable airflow. It hits hard and heavy, primarily through a bong.
With a solid battery life, the 421 is one of the market’s fan-favorite budget dry herb vapes. The build quality feels very durable in your hand. You’ll get solid THC extraction, and the glass stems add smoothness to your hits.
- Attractive, small design
- Glass mouthpiece
- Large chamber leads to big hits
- Average vapor quality
G Pen Dash
Housing a powerful conduction heater for its size, the G Pen Dash is one of the only budget dry herb vapes with a convenient magnetic mouthpiece. The result is big powerful hits with solid taste from a small amount of material. While they’re not perfect, and the hits can be a bit hot, you’ll get a big bang for your buck once you figure out the perfect settings for your preferences. The Dash ultimately stretches your herb longer, produces tastier hits, and heats the chamber well despite its small size.
- Powerful conduction heating element for good vapor quality
- Very Portable
- Small Chamber
- Weak Battery Life
Flowermate has become a familiar name with its reliable and budget-oriented devices. The Flowermate Slick is an attractive offering from them that is easy to use, houses a removable 18650 battery, and sports a glass vapor path. While the Slick isn’t the heaviest-hitting vaporizer, it’s easy to use, convenient, and consistent. With good portability and discreet design, this is an excellent choice for beginners that would like to take their sessions on the go. The removable battery is also a great feature to keep sessions going if you run out of battery.
- Removable 18650 battery
- Slick and attractive design
- Good vapor quality
- Not the heaviest hitter
Into the mid-range category, the Utililan 620 is our favorite performing vape at the lowest price. While it’s a little beyond the budget vape bracket. It has key features and aesthetics that beginners and veterans will appreciate:
- Great vapor quality
- Compact size
- Integrated stir stick
- Small-medium sized chamber
These features and more means that the 620 hits above its weight class with its great value. If you’re willing to spend a little more – we’d recommend this unit!
Flowermate V5 Nano
Small, compact, simple, and affordable – the Flowermate V5 Nano dry herb vape works fine and does what it needs to do. While it’s an exemplary device, we prefer other units on this list as they can fit onto a water piece, have better vapor quality, or are a different size. It’s a good unit nonetheless, and still worth considering due to its affordability.
- Haptic feedback
- Portable size
- Low cost
- Feels cheap
Arizer Extreme Q
Despite being over $100 and a desktop vaporizer, we can’t help but include the Arizer Extreme Q. The Extreme Q is the most affordable desktop vaporizer. It has excellent vapor quality, a very large chamber, a powerful convection heater, and more at an affordable cost. Additionally, it’s incredibly versatile with its ability to use bags, a whip, or a direct draw. Additional features like a wireless remote, multiple fan settings, and complete temperature control make it hard to beat, especially for the price. With frequent sales and thousands of great reviews, the EQ is always a great budget vape choice.
- Terrific vapor quality
- Versatile – used with bags, a whip, or a direct draw.
- Very reasonable price
- Plugs into wall only
An alternative to the portable vape king, the Solo 2, the Arizer ArGo has a hidden chamber that is surprisingly powerful thanks to its hybrid heating. Despite its super portable design, you’ll get your money’s worth in terms of power and vapor.
With a similar glass stem design to other Arizer vapes, but with extraordinary battery life, precision temperature control, and an OLED screen are excellent features for the cost and size. It heats up quickly, has noise feedback, and is quite simple to operate. The downsides? It does lose a bit of vapor quality compared to the bigger portables.
- Hidden glass stem chamber design
- Great battery life
- Fast heat-up time
- Very discreet
- Not as powerful as Solo 2 or Air MAX
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are cheap dry herb vapes worth it?
On cheap dry herb vapes, while you might have fewer features than premium ones including on-demand heating, or an advanced user interface, they will still be producing vapor from your THC as opposed to smoke, which is much healthier in the long run.
Do dry herb vaporizers save money?
Since dry herb vaporizers use lower temperatures than smoking from a bong or a joint, they will be more efficient in how they extract the THC from your dry herb. With a lot of them, you’ll be able to use bowls multiple times, which also means you’ll be able to take a few hits at a time throughout the day for more efficient use of microdosing.
How much do dry herb vaporizers cost?
Dry herb vaporizers will cost anywhere between $50 to $700. The more you pay, the more features and accessories you’ll have access to, but their base concept remains the same.
What does weed vapor taste like?
For the first few hits from the dry herb vaporizer, it tastes quite fragrant, which is the terpenes of your flower being boiled off. After that, it will taste somewhat smoky, before tasting like burnt popcorn at the end of your sessions, which means that it’s time to reload your chamber bowl.