How To Find the Best Vaporizer for Your Needs

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Cannabis is growing increasingly popular in society, and with the widespread legalization of marijuana, there has been a lot of opportunity for research and technological advancements with marijuana vaporizer technology.

Technology has come a long way; now, many different types of vaporizers are available, each of which offers different benefits and is designed for different situations. And if you are new to the world of vaporizers, you might not know which type to choose, which is why we are here to help you out!

Here are a few things to consider when trying to find the best vaporizer for your personal needs.

Are You Going To Be Moving Around Often?

The first thing you have to decide when finding the best vaporizer for your needs is whether you are going to be mobile or not because this plays a big role in the type of vaporizer you are going to invest in.

If you move around a lot, the vaporizer you choose must be portable. This means you cannot purchase a desktop vaporizer, which is a huge vaporizer that relies on electricity to power itself and is designed strictly for home use only.

One great option for those on the move is the portable XMax Vaporizer, a small handheld vaporizer that works with an atomizer that acts as a heating element that heats up your dry flower or cannabis oil to a temperature that is just below combustion level. Once your flower or cannabis oil reaches this level, it will vaporize, allowing you to inhale them in vapour form.

Vape pens are good for portability because they are small and handheld devices that are also disposable and inexpensive.

The Heating Method

The next thing you have to decide when finding the best vaporizer for your needs is the heating method that you prefer. There are three main types of heating methods:

  1. Convection: With the convection heating method, the oil, herb or wax is heated through hot air that has been heating in a different compartment. The hot air is then filtered through the bowl where the product is placed. With convection heating, the product is heated more evenly; this heating method is also considered safer than conduction heating.
  2. Hybrid: Vapes that use hybrid heating heat the herb using the walls of the heating chamber. The material is only fully heated when the user is taking a draw, and the material is additionally heated with a stream of hot air.
  3. Conduction: With the conduction heating method, the oil, herb or wax is heated up when it comes into contact with something that is already hot. This method of heating can sometimes cause inconsistent heating through the product, which can cause issues with the taste and quality of the product. If you have a vaporizer with a ceramic bowl, this might solve the problem.

It’s important to mention that with conduction heating, there is a chance that the marijuana will still burn after you have vaped, so if you are looking for something for portable use, this is not the best option.


Lastly we have the size, which plays a big role as well. You need to consider how big the battery is because the battery size impacts the device’s capability. For example, larger batteries provide more power and have greater capacity. On the other hand, a smaller battery is needed for small and discreet vape pens.

Another factor that will influence the size is the chamber which is the place where the dry herb, oil or wax is placed. Vape chambers are important because they act as a cooling component for your product which is needed.

Bigger vapes, such as handheld vapes, are often more powerful, making for better heating options, which is important because you want to have temperature control as a vaper. If you are someone who is consuming strictly at home, a desktop vaporizer is a great option because this is a bigger device that is powered by electricity and is very powerful.