Simple, odor-free, better for you, and cheaper all the time, vaporizers are a clear choice for many cannabis consumers. The only question: which model suits your personal style?
For the minimalist aficionado: Pax 2
The Pax 2 isn't just a slicker, smaller, better-looking version of the original Pax: it's one of the best on the market today. A small vent replaces the original Pax's finicky retractable mouthpiece, a redesigned/larger bowl makes it easier to clean, and a USB-based charging system gets the lithium ion battery ready to roll in a couple of hours. Also: a 10-year warranty is a nice touch when you're spending $359(!). Available in black, topaz, red and silver via the Pax site.
For quality on a budget: PuffCo Pro
More into maximum bang for your buck rather than making some fancy aesthetic statement? PuffCo Pro is an easy-to-use vape pen without any flashy add-ons. Users dig the roomy, easy-to-load chamber and the abundance of clean-tasting hits. Comes in basic black with three temperature settings, full atomizer set, charger, and carrying case at a price that won't break the bank: $79.99 on the PuffCo Pro shop.
For the confirmed homebody: Arizer Extreme Q
If a night on the couch with a cold microbrew and some killer documentaries is more your jam, a vape that prioritizes portability might not be what you're looking for. This desktop model offers not only a cool Star Trek vibe, but greater precision and sophistication than tinier options. The Arizer Q is generally agreed to be one of the best combination models: turn the fan to fill a balloon bag, or feed the vapor automatically through the vaporizer whip. Super hi-tech. Only $199 from Vapornation.
For the over-the-top glamazon: Crystal Cult
Cystal Cult's hallmark hand-set pearls, beads, and Swarovski crystals appeal to your inner Miley Cyrus. Warning: as you can see, these are more Instagram-worthy than stealth. You're definitely not going to fly under the radar hauling out the Kush Queen. But if you crave a little Lisa Frank-style visual drama in your vaping experience, these win on the style file - hands down. $118-199 via the Crystal Cult site.
For the rugged, outdoorsy type: The Firefly
The Firefly appeals those who held on to that Nokia flip-phone five years longer than anyone else because, "it just feels more solid." On the market since 2013, these portable, rock-solid vapes continue to shine on the durability front. The heavy-duty, lithium-ion battery charges in just 45 minutes (a huge plus for fans of spur-of-the-moment excursions). Get your glow on: $269.95 from the Firefly site.