Vaporizers gently heat material to the point of vaporisation but without combustion, yielding clean vapour without tar or smoke.

We’ve undertaken a thorough review of the best contemporary herbal vaporizers and chosen to offer you these gems – a range of quality tech for all budgets.

STORM

Storm Vaporizer Pen (£74) – A high-quality, simple to use and well built portable vaporizer for herbs, resins and oils. We sell the latest version, with improved airflow.

Small yet powerful, Storm’s sturdy metal body is strong, sleek and stealthy. Simple one-button operation allows you to choose from 5 temperature settings, from 180 to 220 celsius. Storm features a removable and replaceable battery, which gives up to an hour’s vaping, depending on the heat setting used. Storm heats up in around a minute, and has a 5 minute auto-shut-off feature to preserve the battery.

Unlike most portable vaporisers, Storm’s air path is isolated from its electronics, which means pure, incredibly tasty vapour, whether using herbs or concentrates. Storm has a ceramic chamber and a food-grade rubber mouthpiece, with stainless steel screens. The kit is supplied with a stainless steel capsule for concentrates, but an optional titanium capsule is available for true connoisseurs.

Storm combines affordability with unrivalled quality, making it ideal for first-timers and seasoned vaporists alike. Sturdy, discreet, and incredibly simple to use, Storm performs better than vaporizers that are twice its price. We’re very impressed by it, and we’re sure you’ll love it too!

The box includes: Storm Vaporizer Pen with Improved Airflow, Glass Mouthpiece, Storm battery, Steel Wax Chamber, Cleaning brush, Packing tool, Tweezers, USB Charging Cable, Mains Adapter, and User Manual.

Plus there’s a 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty for the vaporizer (not including the accessories), and 30 days for the battery, from the day you buy it, provided you keep your receipt.

Best vape if you’re on a budget and you’re looking for an affordable, effective and stealthy vaporizer with basic features and true portability on the whole.

See our Comparison Table below for full feature details.

SPIRIT

Spirit Vaporizer (£108) – Spirit by Storm combines digital temperature control and smart, slim pocket-friendly design with the same reliability, quality of build and swappable high-quality 18650 battery that has made the Storm Vaporizer Pen a global success story.

Suitable for use with herbs, concentrates and resins (resin capsule available separately), Spirit features a magnetic cap with ceramic zirconia mouthpiece and filter, so your hits are now smoother and fresher than ever before.

Taking its lead from some of the latest high-end portable vaporizers on the market today, Spirit brings a new level of quality to an entry-level price bracket. Its solid build houses some smart technology, like the clever ceramic zirconia filter and mouthpiece, which soaks up most of the heat from the vapour as it travels, making it cooler and fresher.

Spirit is also extremely efficient: its oval chamber is designed to pass maximum airflow through your herbs, for easy rips of dense vapour, and its high-quality swappable Samsung 18650 battery delivers up to an hour and a half’s vaping time. All this in a remarkably small and discreet unit- only 11cm tall x 3.5cm wide x 2.2cm deep, making Spirit a real pocket rocket!

With the included concentrate pads for essential oils and waxes, and the optional resin capsule for pressed resins, Spirit is an excellent all-round device, whether you’re a newcomer to herbal vaping, or just looking for a nifty little unit that’s easy to carry anywhere without compromising on quality.

Plus there’s a 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty for the vaporizer (not including the accessories), and 30 days for the battery, from the day you buy it, provided you keep your receipt.

Best vape if you’re on a budget and you’re looking for an affordable, effective and compact vaporizer with all the features and true portability on the whole.

See our Comparison Table below for full feature details.

BOUNDLESS CFX

Boundless CFX Vaporizer (£138) – One of the strongest vaporisers in the UK at the moment. At 80W, it has an amazingly fast heating time for a portable vaporizer. Two lithium-Ion batteries (2500mAh, 7.4v) allow the Boundless CFX to reach herb vaporisation temps in under 20 seconds.

Adjustable temperature control (38°C – 221°C).

Uses convection and conduction heating technology so you get the best of both; plus it has both a ceramic heater and a ceramic chamber, meaning you are going to get even heating, amazing vaporisation, and less wasted herbs. It has a fully isolated vape passage, so the flavour and large vapour produced is pure and tasty, and an extra large chamber – great for long sessions for groups while still allowing small loads for solo sessions.

Dimensions: 12.8 cm (h) x 7 cm (w). Weight: 208g.

The box includes: Boundless CFX Vaporizer, DC Charger, User Manual, USB Cable, Wax/Concentrate Pod, Cleaning Brush, Packing Tool.

Plus there’s a 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty for the vaporizer (not including the accessories), and 90 days for the battery, from the day you buy it, provided you keep your receipt.

Best vape if you’re looking for a very reasonably priced, powerful, high end and well regarded brand, party/sharing hybrid vape for use at home and on the go. An alternative to the Mighty but at half the price!

See our Comparison Table below for full feature details.

ARIZER SOLO II

Arizer Solo II Vaporizer (was £198, now £168) – An amazing piece of kit with a stainless steel oven, ceramic heating element and Aroma Tubes that offer an unrivalled purity of flavour, as instead of loading your herbs into the actual oven, you load them into the base of the glass Aroma Tube and then insert that into the oven. This means that your herbs are only ever coming into contact with the glass of the Arizer Solo II, so there is nothing that can possibly contaminate your clean tasty flavour.

Where the original Solo used LEDs on the front to indicate the temperature level that the device was set to, the new Solo II has a full LCD display that gives you a load of information as well as letting you adjust a lot more settings. Under normal use the screen tells you the battery level at the top, the current temp in the middle and your temperature setting at the bottom, so with this new Arizer Solo II you will always know what is going on.

There are two choices for how you adjust the temperature, the first option allows you to adjust the temp in 10 degree jumps which allows you to make big changes in temp with just a couple of clicks. The second options lets you adjust the temp in one degree increments, giving you ultimate control over the temperature of your vapour and the level of flavour you get out of your material. They have also given you the ability to adjust things like how long the device stays on when you use it, how bright the screen is and the unit of temperature (either C or F).

The Arizer Solo II’s battery life as also been massively improved over the original. You will be able to get around 20 full sessions out of each charge so it’s always going to have charge when you need it to. The charger that Arizer supply is a full mains power unit which allows it to charge the Arizer Solo II much faster than similar devices that use USB chargers. It manages to fully charge the Solo II from completely empty to full in around 3 hours, and even when your vaporizer is completely flat it provides enough power to allow full pass-through vaping the second you plug it in.

Thanks to the simple oven design, cleaning the Arizer Solo II is just a case of emptying out any loose material and giving it a quick wipe with an swab or a cotton bud soaked in isopropyl alcohol. You’ll have it clean and shiny again in seconds.

The box includes: Arizer Solo II, mains charger, two Aroma Tubes (110mm and 90mm) for different types of vapour experience, caps for the vapour tubes so you can carry them fully loaded and ready to go, an Aroma Dish for home aromatherapy use, a little stirring tool to make sure your herbs are fully vaporised, and a belt clip pouch which securely holds your Arizer Solo II and both of the Aroma Tubes.

Arizer Solo II Aroma Tubes (£10) – extra tubes available in two lengths.

Best vape if you’re looking for the ultimate in brand quality and reliability; incredibly well regarded, most efficient, easiest to maintain, no fuss premium hybrid vape experience at a reasonable price (compared to other top end vaporisers) for use at home and is portable in your bag.

See our Comparison Table below for full feature details.

DYNAVAP M 2018

Dynavap M 2018 (£50) – New in this summer is this sleekly built non-electronic vaporizer, which we have included in this range as it is such a great quality device offering comparable vapour production and flavour to our other vapes but without any battery or wiring!

Best vape if you’re on a budget and you’re looking for a simple, durable, and extremely portable non-electronic vaporizer that is only the size of a cigarette and more closely simulates a smoking ritual/experience.

See our Comparison Table below for full feature details.

VAPORIZERS COMPARISON TABLE

DYNAVAP M 2018 STORM SPIRIT BOUNDLESS CFX ARIZER SOLO 2
Designed in? Designed and made in Wisconsin Designed in the UK Designed in the UK Designed in Canada Designed in Canada
Vaporization Method Convection and conduction  Conduction only Conduction only Convection and (largely) conduction Convection and conduction
Flavour Great flavour (above average)

 – combination of convection and conduction (hybrid) and isolated vapour path (no electronics!)

Limited by your manual heating technique(!)

– You can vary the intensity of the flavour by using the air/vapour adjustment port

Fair flavour –  isolated vapour path (separate from electronics), glass mouthpiece and ceramic chamber

Flavour would be improved with addition of some form of convection vaporization

Good flavour – ceramic zirconia mouthpiece and ceramic chamber

Flavour would be improved with addition of  some form of convection vaporization

Great flavour (above average) – combination of convection and conduction (hybrid), isolated vapour path (separate from electronics) and ceramic based heating

Flavour would be improved with glass or ceramic mouthpiece / vapour path

Excellent flavour – combination of convection and conduction (hybrid) and all glass vapour path/ mouthpiece for maximum quality flavour

 

Vapour Production Excellent vapour production – hybrid vaporizer using a combination of convection Good vapour production – limited battery efficiency/ power conduction only vaporizer

– Vapour production would be better in a hybrid vaporizer which also used some form of convection vaporization

– Better battery efficiency would also improve consistent vapour production

Great vapour productionbetter battery efficiency than the Storm

– Vapour production would be better in a hybrid vaporizer which also used some form of convection vaporization

Excellent vapour production – hybrid vaporizer using a combination of convection and conduction (heated chamber)

– Large battery capacity ensures consistent vapour production

Excellent vapour production – hybrid vaporizer using a combination of convection and conduction (heated chamber)

– Large battery capacity and highly efficient chamber ensures consistent vapour production

Battery Life/ Charging No batteries!  Fully non-electric vaporizer that can be powered/ heated using virtually any external heat source you may have to hand (e.g. jet flame lighter or even a candle)! Removable 18650 battery (interchangeable with a lot of e-cigarettes)

30-50 mins continuous use approx (depending on temperature used)

Charging time: 2 hours approx via USB

5 mins auto shut off

Cannot use whilst charging (however can buy spare replaceable batteries)

Removable 18650 battery (interchangeable with a lot of e-cigarettes)

60-90 mins continuous use approx (depending on temperature used)

Charging time: 2 hours approx via USB

5 or 10 mins auto shut off

Cannot use whilst charging (however can buy spare replaceable batteries)

2 internal non-replaceable 7.4v 2500mAh lithium ion batteries

60-90 mins continuous use approx (depending on temperature used)

Charging time: 30 mins approx via mains/ wall charger

Charging time: 3 hours approx via USB

5 mins auto shut off

Cannot use whilst charging

2 internal non-replaceable 18650 batteries

120-150 mins continuous usage (depending on temperature used)

– Large battery capacity makes this a good party/ sharing vape

Charging time: 3 hours (mains charger)

5-15 mins auto shut off

CAN use whilst charging

Temperature Very cleverly engineered so you hear a reassuring ‘click’ once you have manually heated the cap to precisely the right vaporization temperature

Can be heated at different points along the cap to achieve a hotter or cooler vape experience

5 pre-set temperature settings

– Heats to temp in 1 mins approx

– Range from 180°C-220°C

Fully temperature variable to exact degree

– Heats to temp in 30 secs approx

– Range from 100°C-240°C

Ceramic zirconia mouthpiece and filter absorbs heat and cools the vapour

 

 

Fully temperature variable to exact degree through biggest and brightest LED screen in the vaporizer market!

– Heats to temp in under 20 secs approx thanks to 80w heating element fastest & most powerful on the market!

– Range from 38°C-221°C

– Cooling airflow system

Vibrates to let you know it’s ready!

Fully temperature variable to exact degree

– Heats to temp in 30 secs

– Range from 50°C-220°C

Dry Herbs/ Resins/ Oils? – Dry herbs as standard

– Some people vape waxes/ concentrates on a piece of organic cotton or in-between herbs

– Can use resins as there are no electronics for them to melt onto!

Dry herbs as standard

– Stainless steel capsules provided for use of resins and oils/ concentrates

Can buy an additional Titanium capsule

Dry herbs as standard

– Concentrate pads included for oils and waxes)

– Capsule available separately for resins

Dry herbs as standard

‘Pod’ included for use of waxes and concentrates/oils

Dry herbs as standard

Resins/ waxes and oils/ concentrates not recommended but potentially on some organic cotton (research independently!)

Use with a bong/ water pipe? Yes!  Some people use the Dynavap M without any adaptor at all (10mm water-pipe) but generally the rubber mouthpiece is a recommended addition.

Please ask if you would like us to order in the mouthpiece for you – £1.99

Yes!  Please ask if you would like us to order in the water-pipe adaptor for you – £12.50 No Yes!  Please ask if you would like us to order in the water pipe adaptor for you – £18 Yes!  Please ask if you would like us to order in the water-pipe adaptor for you – £20
  Please ask if you need an adaptor to convert your current water-pipe, e.g. from a 14mm to a 10mm joint
Form Factor The most portable vaporizer that is literally the size of a cigarette!

– Carry case included

Extremely durable medical grade stainless steel with no electronics

– Small bowl provides great efficiency

– Low maintenance vaporizer (very easy to clean with no electronics)

– Easily used in conjunction with a bong for a vape/ bong rip!

Slim, stealthy (looks just like an e-cigarette!) and light for true portability

Aluminium body

Compact, light and pocket friendly (more compact than the Storm)

Aluminium body

Ceramic zirconia mouthpiece stronger than glass

Rugged and ergonomic housing designed for heat dissipation

Food and medical grade plastic housing

– medical grade plastic mouthpiece

– Extremely similar (slightly smaller & lighter) design to the most popular Mighty vaporizer by Storz and Bickel

– Larger than average bowl size (0.3g approx) makes this a good party/ sharing vape

High quality rugged unit of anodised aluminium

Carry case included

– Small bowl (0.15g approx) provides great efficiency

– Low maintenance vaporizer (very easy to clean)

Warranty 1 year warranty with manufacturer 1 year warranty with manufacturer (30 days battery) 1 year warranty with manufacturer (30 days battery) 2 year warranty with manufacturer (90 days battery) 2 year warranty with manufacturer (lifetime on heating element) (1 year battery)
Conclusion; is this the best Vaporizer for me? Best vape if you’re on a budget and you’re looking for a simple, durable, and extremely portable non-electronic vaporizer that is only the size of a cigarette and more closely simulates a smoking ritual/ experience Best vape if you’re on a budget and you’re looking for an affordable, effective and stealthy electronic vaporizer with basic features and true portability on the whole Best vape if you’re on a budget and you’re looking for an affordable, effective and compact vaporizer with all the features and true portability on the whole Best vape if you’re looking for a very reasonably priced high end and well regarded branded (alternative to the Mighty but at half the price!!) powerful party/ sharing hybrid vape for use at home and is portable in your bag Best vape if you’re looking for the ultimate in brand quality and reliability; incredibly well regarded, most efficient, easiest to maintain, no fuss premium hybrid vape experience at a reasonable price (compared to other top end vaporizers) for use at home and is portable in your bag

OLD-SCHOOL VAPORIZERS

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Electronic Vaporizer (£25) – Features a variable heating adjustment knob, lights, and a shiny hardwood base; heats up in just about 3 minutes; made in China.

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Electronic Vaporizer (£25) – With a temperature regulator; heats up in just about 3 minutes; made in China.

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Hand-Held Vaporizer (£6) – A very simple, classic design, 15 cm long, with an extendible mouthpiece. The rubber grip pops off the bubble and you can insert anything you want to vape, then carefully place the bowl directly over a turboflame lighter or gas stove for a few minutes until it fills with vapour.

Page last updated: 8/9/2018