The Best Portable Vaporizer

The Best Portable Vaporizer

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Our pick

AirVape X

AirVape X

The best vaporizer

Satisfying to use, intuitive to newcomers, and easier to live with than competitors, the AirVape X provides richer, smoother vapor than anything else in its price range.

Buying Options

$139 $99 from AirVape USA

Use promo code WRCTTER

The AirVape X nails ease of use both initially and long term: The rim of the heating chamber resists spills by funneling material in, the magnetic lid holds firm but doesn’t get stuck, and over time, the AirVape is easier to clean completely than almost any other vaporizer. The onboard temperature controls and status display are large, intuitive, and easier to use than competitors’ app-based controls, and this model’s USB charging is more convenient than competitors’ charging docks. From the first puff to the last, we found the AirVape X provided richer, smoother vapor than alternates at similar prices and with more of the pleasant flavors that make vaporizers such a treat to use.

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Grasshopper Hopper io

Grasshopper Hopper io

Portable, discreet, fast, tasty

The Hopper io has thick, potent vapor, quick heat-up times, charming tactile controls, a lifetime warranty, and an inconspicuous design—but it gets quite hot, and its charging setup and battery life aren’t the best.

Buying Options

$265 from Grasshopper

If you want a discreet design that does its job quickly, get the Hopper io. This clever penlike gadget produces potent vapor faster than our other picks, with nearly instant convection heating and simple tactile temperature controls. It holds less material than our other picks but is still perfect for two folks to share. Easy to use and charming in its simplicity, it produces delicious flavors that are more concentrated than the AirVape’s. But it lacks other models’ informative displays, its battery life is shorter, and its proprietary charger is not as convenient. The pocketable size and inconspicuous design make it the most easily portable of our picks, and a lifetime warranty is a reassuring detail, as earlier versions had some reliability issues.

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Firefly 2+

Firefly 2+

Best flavor, good for groups

The high-capacity Firefly 2+ quickly produces more intense, tasty vapor than competitors, and it’s attractive and easy to clean—but it’s expensive, and it buries critical info in an app.

Buying Options

$250 $200 from Vapor.com

Use promo code VAPOR420

The Firefly 2+ model’s convection heat produces some of the best vapor—tastier, cooler, and, frankly, stronger—of all of the models we tested. Its easy-to-load chamber holds more ground material than most vaporizers; cleaning the wide, open airway is straightforward; and its capacitive heat-up buttons are simple to activate. Although we like the overall design of the Firefly, it lacks the display of the AirVape X, and it isn’t as portable, compact, or discreet as the Hopper io. Its price is higher than that of most competitors, it has a bulky charging dock, and the lack of an onboard display makes checking its battery life or temperature an unnecessarily complex process in comparison with our other picks.

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Source: The NY Times
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