Choosing Your First Weed Vaporizer: Beginners 101

It's no secret that vaping has caught on. Vaping has become a popular alternative to smoking. 

If you are a smoker and are looking for a great alternative, you may wish to consider vaping. Vaping is also a great way to consume cannabis products. Vaping is popular among young adults but is also a great option for older adults.

But what is the best weed vaporizer to purchase for a beginner?

This detailed guide will help you choose the best weed vaporizer.

The Guide on the Best Weed Vaporizer

When you walk into a shop that sells vaping products, you will likely be confused! There are so many different products available and it's hard to tell them apart.

Buying your vaping device is not a light decision. You have to choose the one that best suits your needs.

Here is what you need to consider:

1. Portability

You'll notice that there are different sizes to weed vaporizer devices. While all of them are portable, some are small enough to easily fit in your pocket. They can do so without weighing you down. Some of the portable vaporizers are dedicate to oil vaping like the Pax Era and the widely available 510 thread cartridges, dedicate to concentrates like the Dabox, Dry Herb like the Air, or multi-use like the FURNA vaporizer. 

You have to decide if you plan on vaping on the go. If you are frequently on the move and want to be able to vape at any time, there's more to consider.  How long are you out for?  How much do you want to take with you? Perhaps most of all, how do you carry and protect your gear and mouthpiece from pocket lint! 

If you wish to only vape at home, then you can always opt for a larger unit or desktop device.

2. Flowers VS Concentrates

Next, consider whether you want to focus on vaping flowers or concentrates. Flowers refer to dry herb whereas concentrates refer to oils and waxes.

Usually, a vaping device will not be able to handle both types of products. Either choose one that helps you consume flowers or one that helps you consume concentrates.

One thing you need to consider is the potency you are looking for. Flowers are less potent and better for casual vapers. If you want something more potent and are planning on vaping more frequently, you should consider a device that works with concentrates.

3. The Cost of the Device

Money is always a factor. You want to consider how much you are willing to spend on a vaping device. 

If you are okay with vaping concentrates, you can try a cartridge pen - which you can easily purchase for under $100. This is often a suggestion for beginners but often the higher quality products deliver a better vaping experience. 

If you're looking for a good packing, cleaning, and long lasting vaporizer, we suggest finding a product that is well reviewed, and fits your needs.  Spending $200 - $350 on a vaporizer will give you a high quality vapor and a great experience. 

4. Choosing a Flower Vape

You may want to choose a flower vape in addition to a vaping device that focuses on concentrates. These are more expensive but are enjoyable to vape.

A durable and long-lasting vaping device can range between $100 to $450. They range in size, features and capability, but dry herb vaporizers are still the products of choice for many long time users.

5. Choosing a Desktop Vape

These aren't the most popular but you may still enjoy them. Desktop vapes are large vaping devices that are best for keeping on your desk. These are great for sharing with others when you have company.

If you have a generous budget and want to vape more often, then this is what you need to go for.

These can start at above $400 but are long-lasting. You can consume a high-quality concentrate or dry herb in the comfort of your bedroom or your living room.

6. Choosing a Quality Product

When choosing your weed vaporizer, you also need to consider how to choose a quality product.

Many vaping devices aren't great at heating up. As this industry continues to grow, there will be an influx of new vaping products. As a result, you will have to be careful when shopping around.

There are several factors on how to choose a quality product. First, you should research the popularity of the brand and then the specific vape model. If the reviews are positive you can continue researching it. If they are negative, then move on.

You also want to make sure that the vaping device has the best features. For example, if you prefer to consume flowers then you should opt for a device that operates with conducive heating and/or convective heating.

You also want one that has a strong battery life so that you don't have to keep replacing the batteries. You want to make sure that the product will also last long. It should also be durable and able to withstand any damage - in other words, it should not break if you accidentally drop it!

When you purchase a weed vaporizer, always speak to a customer service representative. Whether in a store or online, you should speak to a customer service representative to learn about the quality of the weed vaporizer.

7. Think About the Accessories

You should also think about what accessories you want to purchase along with your weed vaporizer. 

You should ask your retailer about what accessories are available for your vaping device. You should choose an accessory that enhances the use of your vaping device. 

For example, perhaps there's a charger that allows you to charge your vape pen without needing electricity - much like a power bank for a smartphone.

There might be accessories to consume a greater quantity of the weed - whether in flowers or concentrates. Accessories aren't available for all vaping products, so ask if there are any available before you purchase your vaping device.

Enjoy Vaping!

Now that you know how to choose your first weed vaporizer, you can make a better decision when you make your purchase. We know that you'll enjoy the transition from smoking to vaping.

So why not head on over and check out our collection? We have a variety of vaping devices and accessories.

And if you want to know more about what we offer, feel free to reach out to us