Top 11 Dry Herb Vaporizers With The Longest Battery Life – 2018
Purchasing a dry herb vaporizer is a healthful decision. There is no denying the fact that vaporizing your dry herbs is much better for your respiratory system, and for medical patients, vaporizing can provide more healing benefits than smoking. Now you just need to make sure that the vape you purchase is good for your wallet, as well. Battery life plays a huge part in the longevity and value of any dry herb portable vaporizer you decide to buy, so we made a list of the units with the best battery life, along with some potential drawbacks of each. Most “best of lists” go to ten, but we always try to take things a step further for our readers – so we went to 11. Read on to find out more.
The Mighty portable vaporizer truly lives up to its name, as it is thick and durable. Some vape users love this about the Mighty, as it will stand the test of time, and a bigger unit usually means a bigger battery. The battery on this device is impressive, lasting around 90 minutes of continuous use. The Mighty is easy to charge, and you can vape while it charges – although while charging, most of the electrical power is devoted to the heating element at that time.
Top-notch vaporizer manufacturers Strorz and Bickel live up to the German engineering prestige with their product the Mighty. Like its siblings the Crafty and the Plenty, the Mighty uses a combination of convection and conduction heating to give you thick clouds of high quality vapor and a solid taste. This unit uses an LED display and up and down temperature buttons for a simple and straightforward vaping experience.
The Mighty uses a proprietary battery that is built into the device, which means replacing it can be expensive and tricky if you ever experience any issues. Some vape lovers prefer a unit that is sleeker and more compact, but it all depends on your preferences.
Even though the Mighty is a large unit itself, the bowl to pack your dry herbs isn’t all that big, especially in comparison to other vapes. You can pack anywhere between 0.1 and 0.2 grams of dry herb. The warranty on the Mighty leaves a bit to be desired at only 2 years.
The Solo 2 from Arizer features customizable temperatures that you can adjust at increments of either 1 or ten degrees, choosing a temp between 50 degrees Celsius and 220 degrees Celsius. This pinpoint temperature control is a rarity when it comes to portable vaporizers. The LED display is large, bright and easy to understand. The manufacturing quality of this unit is high, and the vape path is wide and features a glass stem.
The Solo 2 charges up quickly and lasts for hours. You’ll be charged up and ready to go out of the box in an hour and a half. The Solo 2 lasts most vape users about 80 minutes of continuous use, which makes the Solo’s battery quality one of the best. Just like the Mighty, you can use the device while it is charging. This unit comes with strong battery and uses a proprietary battery that is built into the device which isn’t readily swappable.
Just like the Mighty, the Solo 2 also uses a propriety battery that can be expensive and hard to replace. The Solo 2 is also fairly thick and bulky, which might be a turn off to some vape users. The Solo 2 has a heat up time that is slower than most of its competitors, as it takes this unit more than a minute and a half to reaching its hottest temperature of 428 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Pax 3 offers a long-lasting battery and probably heats up faster than any other portable vaporizer. About 5 seconds and you’ll be able to take a rip; 10 seconds and you’re at the max heat. This Pax 3’s battery lasts for 90 minutes of continuous vaping. This unit also has decent vapor quality. Every Pax 3 comes with a 10-year warranty, which is huge.
The Pax 3 takes a little while to charge up, anywhere between 2 to 3 hours. The vapor path is all stainless steel and the heating is conduction, so the flavor and smoothness is lower than that of other models. The Pax 3 is high maintenance and also more expensive than other units on this list, and you’re mainly paying for the convenience of the fast heat up time and the sleek design.
G Pen Elite:
The G Pen Elite from Grenco Science is one of the smallest that finds its way onto our list. The battery life isn’t the best in the game, but it is still solid at around 70 minutes of continuous use. The heat up time is very good at around 30 seconds to reach its max temperature.
This unit offers one of the biggest bowls of any dry herb vaporizer available today, letting you pack up to three quarters of a gram. The G Pen Elite is easy to use and is designed with ergonomics in mind, so although it’s larger than a lot of other portable vaporizers, it should feel nice in your palm.
While the vapor quality on this unit is solid, some vape users feel that there are less expensive models that offer comparable tokes for less money, as the G Pen Elite can be a bit harsh at high temperatures. The battery life isn’t as good as some other comparable models and the unit only comes with a 1-year warranty.
The Haze V3 is one of the most versatile portable vaporizers on the market, as it vapes dry herbs in 3 different modes and a concentrate mode. The vapor quality, smoothness and flavor on this unit is a bit higher than average with this unit that uses hybrid heating. The battery life lasts around 70 minutes, which is solid. Because you can vape both waxes and concentrates, its value is a higher than other dry herb portable vaporizers on this list. The Haze V3 also comes with quite a bit of accessories and an impressive 10-year warranty.
The Haze V3 is fairly priced than other portable units, mostly because you can also use it to vape concentrates and that it comes with a ton of accessories. Some vape users have experienced the mouthpiece falling inside of the unit. While the many customization options are attractive to experience vaporizers, it can be a bit too much for newbies, and therefore off-putting.
Vaporizer enthusiasts loved the Ascent, the unit that DaVinci put out before the IQ. So many of those people were eagerly awaiting the release of the next unit from DaVinci, named after the famous renaissance artist.
What sets this portable vaporizer apart from the pack is its vast customization and Smart Path setting. While vaporizing your dry herbs in the Smart Path mode, your IQ device will “sense” what your temperature should be, and gradually increase until it gets there. This feature is great for both the vape enthusiast who just wants to set it and forget it and also great for newbies who really don’t know what they are doing, and just want to start vaping. The simple LED lights on the device look cool and let you know when the IQ is working.
The vapor quality on this device is excellent, one of the best in its class when it comes to units that use conduction heating. The IQ vape is also really easy to pack your dry herbs into, and can also be used with glass adapters. While the battery on this device won’t blow you away, it holds its own against the competition. The IQ takes about three hours to fully charge and lasts for 70-80 minutes of continuous vaping use. The battery is also replaceable. This device comes with a great 10-year warranty, which helps add value to the expensive price tag.
The price tag of the DaVinci IQ portable vaporizer is pretty expensive, especially in comparison to other models in its class. There is a ball on the door of this unit that could potentially get lost, especially during those long, feel-good vape sessions. Even though the sleek, ergonomic design looks awesome and feels very comfortable in the palm of your hand, the shape of this unit is a bit odd compared to other vapes, and it can get caked on with residue and be hard to clean. You might spend more time getting into all of the nooks and crannies in order to properly clean your DaVinci IQ.
Arizer Air 2:
The Arizer Air 2 is a smaller version of its widely popular older sibling, the Arizer Solo. The flavor quality of your dry herbs is exceptional with this unit, one of the best. You will get every nuanced flavor and terpene profile with the Air 2. The battery on this vape is removable and can be easily replaced. One button operation makes vaping with this model as easy as it gets. You can also vape while this unit is charging. The heating element comes with a lifetime warranty, which is second to none, and the whole device itself comes with a 3-year warranty – which is solid.
Even though it isn’t terrible for what it is, the battery on the Arizer Air 2 doesn’t measure up to many of the rest of the portable vaporizers on this list. The unit takes between 2-3 hours to fully charge, and only lasts about 50 minutes of total vape time. These battery life times aren’t the worst, but they certainly are not the best, either.
The price tag is higher than some of the other vapes on this list, and the vapor from the Air 2 is a bit hotter and harsher than you’d expect, given the price tag. The glass stem on this unit is delicate, and it’s not hard to accidentally break. The glass stem also needs to be cleaned a bit too often for many vape lovers.
The Volcano desktop vaporizer from Storz and Bickel is arguably the most well known of its kind. The Volcano comes in either the Digital version or the Classic. There are more subtle differences, but the biggest difference is that the Classic uses a dial and the Digital uses – you guessed it – digital controls. There is no battery for this unit as it is not portable, but the power system works well for years and years – which is why it makes our list. The Volcano is perfect for parties, just plug it into the wall and pack up the chamber. The bowl on this unit is larger than the portable vaporizers. As far as vapor quality and taste, you might not find a better option on the market today. The Volcano is truly that good. Both the Classic volcano, and the digital volcano both come with a 3-year warranty.
Because it is such a workhorse, the Volcano takes three full minutes to fully heat up and be ready to go, and can get pretty noisy. With the Classic, knowing what temperature you’re at can be a guessing game, because there is no indication. Both of these desktop vaporizers are pretty pricy, with the Digit being more expensive than the Classic. While the balloon bag is easy to use and easy to clean, there are vape lovers who prefer more of a choice when it comes to how they vape. Many vape enthusiasts believe that there really is no justification for the price hike of the Digit in comparison to the already steep price of the Classic.
The Vapir Rise is another desktop vaporizer that makes our list because of its high performance. The price tag on this unit is pretty impressive, considering it does use true convection heating and is a desktop vaporizer. You can use either a whip or a balloon with the Vapir, and the device is really easy and straightforward to use. This unit vapes either dry herbs or concentrates and offers precise temperature controls. You can remove the power cord to store the Vapir easily. There is also an option where up to four people can toke at once, which is perfect for parties.
The vapor quality is not nearly as good as the Volcano, but you get what you pay for. The 2-year warranty on this unit is pretty weak, especially in comparison to other vapes on the market. Because of the versatility of this unit, it has to come with a lot of parts that can be confusing for newer users. If you know what you’re doing with it, you’re fine, but all those little moving pieces can be overwhelming if you don’t.
The Extreme Q from Arizer is reasonably priced and is one of the most versatile desktop vaporizers you can buy. You can vape with a bag aka a balloon, a whip or even a water pipe. Just like other desktop units, this one plugs into a standard wall outlet. Unlike other desktop vaporizers on this list, the Extreme Q works quietly while the fan is on. It even comes with a remote control. The heating element comes with a lifetime warranty, which is the best in the game.
The Extreme Q takes a bit longer to vape than other desktop models, and can take up to two and a half minutes for your vape balloon to fill up entirely. The balloons have no built-in valves, which means they will leak if you aren’t careful. The Extreme Q’s manual controls can be confusing for less experienced users. The glass parts that make up this desktop vaporizer do get hot while using, and you’ll need to wait for them to cool down before packing another bowl.
The Herbalizer desktop vaporizer delivers top-notch vapor quality using pinpoint controls that are simply better than most of its competition. This unit is very versatile, allowing you to vape dry herbs or concentrates, and you can also use vape bags with it. Its heat up times is the best in the business when it comes to desktops – getting hot and ready in ten seconds or less. The four selectable modes of operation give you a ton of customizable control with this vape, with an optional fan mode. The unique warrant on the Herbalizer can either be looked at as a pro or a con, but we always try to stay positive. If you need anything replaced on your Herbalizer within two years, the manufacturer will do so free of charge. If it’s within five years, you can buy one from the company for half price. Again, you decide whether that’s a pro or a con. We think it’s a pro.
The Herbalizer is extremely expensive. It is one of the most expensive units out there on the market today. Just like the Volcano, the fan can be really noisy when working. The storage lid on this unit isn’t always the sturdiest and can come loose. The balloons that come with these units do not last as long as those from competing models.
It’s important to note that a solid option would be to get a car charger and power up your vape while you’re driving or before you need to use it, which cuts down on the time you’ll need to wait for charging. We definitely recommend getting yourself a vape case, especially if you buy a unit and extra batteries and chargers along with it. A case keeps all of these things in one place.
Any vaporizer you pick on this list will suit you well, as long as you do your homework. With this extensive list, you’ll be able to pick which one is right for you and your vaping needs. Stay tuned for more awesome content just like this. Like/ follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter Google+ and Instagram) for updates on content we post, and to be entered to win prizes! Until next time, happy vaping