Most Popular Types of Vapes

If you love to vape your flower, you’re not alone. In fact, people have been vaporizing cannabis for thousands of years. But since that time, we’ve improved our technique and technologies—a lot.

In cannabis vaporization, some heating mechanism heats cannabis flower or oil without burning them. This way, the heat activates the cannabinoids and terpenes without causing actual combustion and smoke. Smoking weed does the same thing using a flame, but smoke and the harmful carcinogens that are part of it are the byproducts.

Today’s cannabis vaporizers offer more of a personalized experience. Some of the factors that influence where cannabis vapes are going in the future include temperature control, dosage control, aesthetic control of the device itself, and more.

Handheld Dry-herb Vapes

different vape pens

Many people like to vape cannabis carts and oils because they worry about the smell. They want to stay discreet, and compared to flower vapes, they have specific control over lower temperatures and a resulting reduced smell. It’s also easier to monitor precise dosage with this kind of vape. 

However, dry herb vapes have really been making up distance in this race. Many dry herb vapes will let you select several temperatures or even dial in something precise that you like. And several models include carrying cases with filters that help block odors.

The herb vape from DaVinci, the IQ, even lets you mask the smell of your cannabis with some kinds of botanical and foods that are rich in terpenes. Bonus: this makes your pot taste even better.

Desktop Vaporizers 

We’ve all come to respect the Storz and Bickel Volcano as the top-of-the-line vaporizer for at-home use. It’s still expensive as hell—but it also still outperforms everything else. The way comparable concentrate pieces like the PuffCo Peak Medusa are priced, they can probably stay where they are. (And the fact that they’ve released even fancier special editions before looking to create a cheaper desktop version also tells you something about what is and isn’t coming next.)

510 Carts

The most common way to vape cannabis is with 510-threaded vape cartridges. Most are pretty basic, but some models are starting to focus more on aesthetics and temperature control. The Vessel 510 vape is a great example of this, and the new ones can hit 4 temperatures instead of the old 3.

You can also opt for a 3-in-1 like the EVRI. This way you get something pocket-sized rather than the classic long and slender vape pen.

Closed-loop Vape Systems

There are pros and cons to closed-loop vapes, because they’re proprietary. For example, you may love your favorite proprietary pods, but then you can never use them without that company’s battery and hardware. Still, the best of the best make it worth it, for example, the PAX Era. You’ll pay way more, especially over time, with these systems, but if they nail the experience just like you want? Worth it.

Final Thoughts on Types of Cannabis Vapes

Types of Vapes in 2021

If you love to vape your flower, you’re not alone. In fact, people have been vaporizing cannabis for thousands of years. But since that time, we’ve improved our technique and technologies—a lot.

In cannabis vaporization, some heating mechanism heats cannabis flower or oil without burning them. This way, the heat activates the cannabinoids and terpenes without causing actual combustion and smoke. Smoking weed does the same thing using a flame, but smoke and the harmful carcinogens that are part of it are the byproducts.

Today’s cannabis vaporizers offer more of a personalized experience. Some of the factors that influence where cannabis vapes are going in the future include temperature control, dosage control, aesthetic control of the device itself, and more.

Handheld Dry-herb Vapes

Many people like to vape cannabis carts and oils because they worry about the smell. They want to stay discreet, and compared to flower vapes, they have specific control over lower temperatures and a resulting reduced smell. It’s also easier to monitor precise dosage with this kind of vape. 

However, dry herb vapes have really been making up distance in this race. Many dry herb vapes will let you select several temperatures or even dial in something precise that you like. And several models include carrying cases with filters that help block odors.

The herb vape from DaVinci, the IQ, even lets you mask the smell of your cannabis with some kinds of botanical and foods that are rich in terpenes. Bonus: this makes your pot taste even better.

Desktop Vaporizers 

We’ve all come to respect the Storz and Bickel Volcano as the top-of-the-line vaporizer for at-home use. It’s still expensive as hell—but it also still outperforms everything else. The way comparable concentrate pieces like the PuffCo Peak Medusa are priced, they can probably stay where they are. (And the fact that they’ve released even fancier special editions before looking to create a cheaper desktop version also tells you something about what is and isn’t coming next.)

510 Carts

The most common way to vape cannabis is with 510-threaded vape cartridges. Most are pretty basic, but some models are starting to focus more on aesthetics and temperature control. The Vessel 510 vape is a great example of this, and the new ones can hit 4 temperatures instead of the old 3.

You can also opt for a 3-in-1 like the EVRI. This way you get something pocket-sized rather than the classic long and slender vape pen.

Closed-loop Vape Systems

There are pros and cons to closed-loop vapes, because they’re proprietary. For example, you may love your favorite proprietary pods, but then you can never use them without that company’s battery and hardware. Still, the best of the best make it worth it, for example, the PAX Era. You’ll pay way more, especially over time, with these systems, but if they nail the experience just like you want? Worth it.

Final Thoughts on Types of Cannabis Vapes

There are so many ways to get your vape on these days. Which type of vape is your favorite?

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