We review the best vaporizers on the market today. The price compared to the experience and results is our major goal with our vaporizer ratings.

Our goal at Vapor Domain is to make sure you get what you are looking for without paying too much for an equal or lesser performing vape. Read the reviews and make sure you get the best vaporizer for the money in 2015 and into 2016.

Happy Vaping!

Pen Style Vapes

Pen style vapes are stylish, portable, and are best used with wax and oil concentrates. They don’t work that well with dry herb, though, so skip over these if that’s all you want to use a vape for.

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Portable Vaporizers

If you don’t have access to oil or concentrates, the portable vaporizers are definitely the way to go. They tend to do the best with dry herb and they’re usually pocket-sized, so discretion is high with these. They’re well worth the expense.

Desktop Vaporizers

Desktop vaporizers aren’t what we would call “portable”; you can carry them around with you theoretically, but we wouldn’t advise it. These bad boys are big and powerful enough that you should be able to buy one and have it last for years. And if you’re balking at the price, when was the last time you paid $200 for a TV?

What's Your Vaporizer Budget?

Almost everyone is concerned about their home budget these days. If you’re like the rest of us, you are, too! You’ll be happy to know that quality vaporizers are available at almost every price point, but the best ones for herb are typically over $100. The higher you go in price, the more options you’ll have at finding the vape that’s just right for you.

$50-$100

The low end budget range is optimal for anyone who has access to oils or concentrates; not so much for dry herb. Herb vaporizers are best found in the $100+ range and in the “portable vaporizer” categories.

$100-$200

If you really have to stay in the $100-$200 range and can’t go any higher, you can still find some amazing vaporizers here. If you can squeeze and get over the $200 mark, though, you’ll find better products for not that much additional money in the scheme of things.

$200-$300

This price range is optimal if you really want some badass vapes from top quality companies. For the best vaping experience, this is the price range you really want to be in if you want a good portable. The desktops are found in the next price range, but if you’re only looking for portable vapes, the buck stops here.

$300+

You’ll only find desktop vaporizers in this price range and for good reason; a solid desktop vaporizer is a valuable home asset for anyone who uses MMJ. For us, the best vaporizer in this category is definitely the Herbalizer. Check out that review here.

What Form of MMJ Will You Be Using?

Wax Concentrate

Concentrates are hugely convenient for anyone who likes a good vape and fortunately for people who have access to them, the equipment to use them effectively isn’t expensive. Vaporizer pens are the best method for these if you’re looking for something cheap, discreet, and portable. You can’t go wrong with the vape pen we reviewed here.

Oil Concentrate

The oil concentrates emerged quickly out of the electronic cigarette industry as a substitute for dry herb. THC-based e-liquids can now be used with electronic cigarettes to make using your MMJ much easier and cleaner on your lungs. Some vaporizer pens can be used with oils, others cannot. They’re easy to use and very portable. If oil is your thing, go grab a pen.

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Dry Herb

Dry herb is what people have used for time immemorial and it’s what most people still use today, even in the wake of wax and oil concentrates. Even with dry herb, though, the qualities of one batch vs another or one strain vs another definitely vary. If herb is what you’re into, grab a portable vaporizer instead of a pen. Most pens won’t vape dry material properly and you’ll end up wasting it.

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V2Pro Series 7 Vaporizer

The V2Pro 7 Series Vaporizer is a great little powerhouse unit. Compact and versatile, it contains features that previous units did not include. It includes an 1800mah battery, and it uses a 2.4ml tank. The combination means hours upon hours of vaping without having to deal with a loss in power.

Users can use oil, wax, or dry herb, giving the user options with their vaping experience. You might think that a mini vape would be short on vapor and lacking in the genuine experience. It is portable for on the go vaping, but it packs the same full flavored vapor experience that matches it’s larger competitors. The mouthpiece is a great size for vaping, and there’s no rattle on the button, which is intuitively placed.

Whether you’re new to vaping or a long time user, this is a solid product with great production. It’s price point is a little high, but if you need a three-in-one vape experience that hits top marks on all three functions, this is the way you want to go.

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Firefly 2 Vaporizer

It’s recent popularity got our attention and we tested that model as well. It’s a portable unit with a lot of power.

It utilizes an all glass system for heating and delivery, something it has in common with the DaVinci Ascent. This means that your lungs won’t be filled with vaporized plastic and metal. We tested a lot of vaporizers, and glass heating chambers are our favorite type.

We like the Firefly for more than just it’s glass heating chamber. It’s well made with a sturdy feel, which means you won’t be breaking and replacing it. We noticed some extra weight with it; it’s somewhat heavy. We didn’t mind it though.

It’s performance ranked it among the best of the ones we tested. It heats up almost instantly when you start it up, and it produces a full, smooth taste and a huge cloud. When you load the Firefly with dry herb, it doesn’t last as long as some units. You will get around ten great puffs with an impressive cloud volume, but not more than that. Then you’ve got to clean it out and do a refill, but fortunately, that’s not hard to do with this unit. The maintenance is very simple.

This unit is our pick for quality. It’s a little high in price, but it makes up for that by being built to last.

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Pax 2 Vaporizer

A new release got our attention well enough to be included. The Pax 2 got our attention first with its immediate popularity with vape users. The reviews are coming in from all over, and they are almost universally positive. We decided to try one out, and we agree with all the reviews. It has a full, smooth vapor production in a compact package. It’s simple and intuitive to use.

If you’re vaping with friends, this a great unit for you. It holds a great deal of dry herb, and it’s very popular with couples. We loved the Pax, and we were surprised at how much better the Pax 2 turned out to be. It’s a little pricey, but very much worth it.

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Arizer Solo

A great product that predates some of our newer units is the Arizer Solo. It’s an oldie, but a goodie, and it’ll make our pick list for a long time. The vapor production is spot on and it has a smooth draw for the user. It’s optimal for both personal use and group vaping. It operates cleanly and without hassle, and it really extends the life of your dry herb, which is something that users praise it for. The only deficit we saw is that it’s pretty large. It doesn’t get perfect marks for portability. If you vape at home and don’t need the portability, that won’t be a downside for you, and it would save you around $50 when compared to the Pax 2.

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Magic Flight Launch Box

Sometimes there’s a product so well known that there isn’t much we can say that you don’t already know about. The Magic Flight Launch Box is one of those products. It’s unique and very interesting, perfect for the hipster on your list. It’s handcrafted, mostly from wood! The vapor quality is not spectacular, but it’s still good. It reviews very well, save for the fact that a load doesn’t last very long. It’s not quite a novelty, but it’s a good inexpensive vape.

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DaVinci Ascent

Another great unit is the DaVinci Ascent. While budget vapes are great, the higher end ones have them beat for longevity. A feature that has other models beat is that the vaporization happens strictly on glass. The heating center is glass and the vapor comes out of a glass straw. There’s no metal or plastic content, which is something a fussy vaper would insist on.

Temperature control is another thing that fussy vapers love, and this one has it down. I’m sure you hate when you are trying to control temperature and end up burning up your dry product. The DaVinci Ascent has a smooth temperature control, allowing you to increase the heat incrementally. For example, you can have it heat up so many degrees every 2 minutes, based on the type of herb you use and your preferences. It removes your ability to mess up temperature control.

The kicker is, all of this comes in a very portable vaporizer that allows the use of wax concentrates too, so if you want the option, it’s there.

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Indica Lighter Vaporizer

The Magic Flight Launch Box isn’t the only unique product we came across. The Indica Lighter Vaporizer is a super charged vaporizer for herb, and, get this, it looks like a Zippo lighter! It’s great for those who want something super discreet, and it’s an alternative to the PuffIt Inhaler Vaporizer.

Vapes with a novelty look like this don’t always stand up to a more serious product though, and we had our doubts. We were surprised to find that the Indica Lighter Vaporizer mostly held it’s own with other portables that we tested. It’s not as good as some of the ones above it here, but it warrants a mention on our list.

It comes packed with more control than you would think to find on a vape this small. It features 5 heat settings that are evident with the blinking lights. It took us a few minutes to get used to, but once you have it figured out, it’s a simple operation.

The herb chamber is bigger than some of the other portables, and we actually found it impressively large, with a size that outdid the Series 7.

While it’s pretty new, the consumer reviews match up with what we found. It’s a little excessively priced, but if you have that kind of cash to play with, it’s a good unit.

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The Mighty Vaporizer

We have a standout device on the list, and it’s our favorite portable vape. If there were a perfect vaporizer, it would be this one. While it’s got a high price point, it’s a quality that’s great if you can afford it. The Mighty Vaporizer is made by the same company that makes The Volcano, and you get that kind of quality here, but in a portable package. Temperature controls are very precise, which extends the life of your product. The battery life is the best on the market, and the quality of production is outstanding. You’re spending a lot of money, but you’ll have this unit a long time. If you’re a picky vaper with a need for quality vapor production in a portable unit, you really want to save up and get The Mighty Vaporizer.

The Best Desktop Vaporizers

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The Herbalizer

The Herbalizer is a luxury vaporizer, and one of our favorites in the luxury market. This is a desktop unit, and we love it for home and office use, and you’ll have options for whips or bags. While it has a high price point, it’s amazing vapor quality when using dry herb made for an amazing testing experience. We did not want to give this one up!

The design is somewhere between an Iphone and hookah, and we feel like Apple might have missed the opportunity to develop the Ihookah. We love the aromatherapy option, which fills your entire room with vapor. This seems like a waste if you’re on a budget, but is amazing for group use.

This unit performs equally well with oils and waxes, and it’s the quietest desktop unit that we reviewed. Performance is it’s strongest feature. The only things we found lacking is that, for a NASA-designed unit, the pieces don’t quite feel cohesive. Otherwise it’s an amazing unit.

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Volcano Digital

The Herbalizer is a luxury vaporizer, and one of our favorites in the luxury market. This is a desktop unit, and we love it for home and office use, and you’ll have options for whips or bags. While it has a high price point, it’s amazing vapor quality when using dry herb made for an amazing testing experience. We did not want to give this one up!

The design is somewhere between an Iphone and hookah, and we feel like Apple might have missed the opportunity to develop the Ihookah. We love the aromatherapy option, which fills your entire room with vapor. This seems like a waste if you’re on a budget, but is amazing for group use.

This unit performs equally well with oils and waxes, and it’s the quietest desktop unit that we reviewed. Performance is it’s strongest feature. The only things we found lacking is that, for a NASA-designed unit, the pieces don’t quite feel cohesive. Otherwise it’s an amazing unit.

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The Plenty Vaporizer

You might not think that there’s anything unique around for desktop vaporizers, but you’d be wrong. The Plenty Vaporizer stood out for us. What’s interesting is that it straddles the line between a desktop and portable unit. You get every inch of the power you’d expect out of a desktop vaporizer, with some of the sleek design and travel ability that you’d get with a portable. If you have to travel somewhere that will be good for group vaping, try this on for size.

We loved that this unit heats up quickly when you pick a temperature, and you have plenty of options there with seven heat settings. It is not a unit that just stays hot, which is fine, because you pull the trigger when you want to draw and it heats right up. That’s another feature that parallels portable units.

Parts of the device can get hot, but it’s labeled, so you don’t get burned. That powerful heating unit creates smooth, easy draws and a full vapor experience that is nearly unmatched. Our favorite feature is the three year warranty, which is almost unnecessary with this kind of sturdy vaporizer.

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Arizer Extreme Q

A clear favorite among our staff was The Arizer Extreme Q, and there was plenty of reason for that. Let’s start with the fact that it’s a desktop unit that prices in under $200. That’s unheard of for a quality device, especially one that has the same capabilities as The Volcano! The Volcano outpaces this one when you’re doing bags, but that doesn’t take away from the units great features.

It got high marks for user friendliness, great vapor, and tough construction. It’s rare to find a vaporizer that gets marks this high in all three of those fields, especially at this price. It contains a ceramic heating element, and the sleekest design we saw. We were also tickled to see that it comes with a remote control, which means you can start it up and let it heat from anywhere in a line of sight.

It doesn’t make a lot of noise, and it’ll look right at home among your audio-visual equipment. I doubt anyone would even know what it is if they aren’t familiar with vaporizers. The unit can get a little hot and it can get a little clogged, but that’s a consequence of glass parts on a desktop unit. Overall, that’s not much to say negatively about a vaporizer with this many features.