How to choose a portable vaporizer

pax 2 vaporizerA vaporizer is any device which is used to raise temperature of materials and release the content in a vapor form without creating combustion. Vaporizers have been around for decades though it’s been for the last 15 years ago that the number of vaporizers in the market has increased.

There are two types of vaporizers

(i) Conduction vaporizer: which works by having a direct contact to the material with a heated service, the method of heating is less common although it is still used by some manufactures.

(ii) Convection vaporizer: this works through taking heated air and guiding it to pass over and through a given material. The method is the most used by most modern vaporizers as it provides a more efficient and even heating of the material.

Factors to consider while choosing the right vaporizer


Vaporizers come in all sizes and shapes that makes it important to decide expertly when and where you plan to use your vaporizer. Portable vaporizers mostly have small chambers and a short battery life compared to desktop vaporizers, thus using it at home requires frequent refills and recharges. That’s why desktop vaporizers are a better option to those that enjoy long session or sharing with friends; if you want to use one with friends, you need a superior performing vape.

Another advantage of having a desktop vaporizer is that their versatility during intake methods, most portable vaporizers only allow users to inhale directly from the mouthpiece, while on the other hand desktop vaporizers offers variety ways to inhale, whips, including balloons and water-pipe extensions.

Temperature control

Ability to control temperatures is one of the main reasons why people prefer vaporization to combustion. Most of the vaporizers offer digital displays used to show heater temperature while in others they use graduated dial which lets you set temperatures at a certain point for a consistent feeling. It’s important to note that some of the vaporizers have a fixed specific temperature that can’t be adjusted for a personal preference while others don’t offer control but they vary temperature according to your draw speed. If you select a device that does not have temperature control it’s important to learn the correct technique to use it in order to use it at appropriate temperature.

Warm up time

Vaporizes cannot work without heat thus it’s an important factor to consider while shopping a vaporizer. Some vaporizers can warm with as short time as a matter of seconds while others would take long to 45 minutes to fully heat.

If a vaporizer uses portable battery or a direct flame it heats quickly and ready for use. Large vaporizers mostly uses ceramic heater which takes a lot of time to heat up but they are designed for use though out the day.

Two major categories of vaporizers

(I) Hand-held: this is potable vaporizers that include pen vaporizers which have the same dimensions as a pen and other styles.

(II) Top table: this are desktop vaporizers that include the whip style which require user to draw vapor by inhaling and the balloon style which the user can fill the balloon with vapor and does not need to inhale.

During the selecting of a best vaporizer you need to choose a device which meets all the requirements both aesthetic and functional for your needs.