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Top 10 Best Convection Vaporizers of 2018 [AWESOME List]

Top 10 Best Convection Vaporizers of 2018 [AWESOME List]

Want more purity from your vapor?

Then you're in the right place.

Today I'm going to show you the 10 Best Convection Vaporizers of 2018.

The best part?  

There's evidence that these convection vapes extract more flavor and effects than conduction devices, all without burning material. 

Let's talk convection! 

10 Best Convection Dry Herb Vaporizers of 2018

 

 

G Pen Pro - $89.95
 
G Pen Pro is super compact with a fully ceramic chamber.
 

 

Features:

  • Convection Heating
  • Ceramic Chamber
  • 3 Heat Settings
  • Super Compact
  • Color-Coded Temperature Lights
  • Rapid Heat Up

The G Pen Pro is one of the most compact dry herb convection vaporizers. It's sleek and slender, almost like a vape pen. I'm impressed by its vapor quality considering the small size.

This is a "session" vaporizer that stays heated until you turn it off. You don't have to reheat everytime you want to take a hit. It's better suited for those who like to take multiple draws per session.

So how does this little guy make such great vapor?

It's all in the heating. The chamber is a highly thermal-resistant white ceramic that cooks material without burning it. Hot air flows in through tiny holes and vaporizes dry herb nice and evenly.

Do keep in mind, those tiny holes will clog after a few sessions. You can keep them clean with some isopropyl and a cleaning tool or q-tip.

Higher Standards ISO Pure comes highly recommended. It's 99% isopropyl, which really breaks down grime. And you can pick up Pipe Dreamz pipe cleaners for clearing out air paths.

The extra compact G Pen Pro is easy to use and carry.

Using the G Pen Pro is very easy. You don't have to fiddle with it much.

Power on by clicking the button five times in rapid succession. The LEDs will light up, reverting back to your last temperature.

There are three temperature settings: blue (375 °F), green (400 °F), and red (428 °F).

To select a temperature, press and hold the button for five seconds. The LED lights will change colors, signaling that the device has cycled to the next setting. Once you've toggled to your favorite setting, the device will take 30 seconds to heat.

This is a super compact, mid-range convection vaporizer that I can safely recommend to anyone who wants a reliable on-the-go option.

I recommend using the green temperature setting (400F °F) for the best results.

Pulsar APX 2 - $69.99
 
Pulsar APX is an affordable convection vaporizer with a sleek, pocket-friendly design.
 

Features:

  • Convection Heating
  • Ceramic Chamber
  • 5 Presets (356 °F - 428 °F)
  • 30-Second Heat Up
  • Pocket-Friendly
  • USB Charging
  • Vibration Notifications
  • Upgraded Mouthpiece

The Pulsar APX 2 is the best convection vaporizer at an affordable price. I'm impressed by its vapor quality, ease-of-use, and pocket-friendly design, especially considering the affordable price.

The convection oven is crafted from high-quality ceramic. Hot air flows in from a screen on the bottom of the chamber, thoroughly vaporizing dry herb. The resulting flavor and potency are outstanding.

A comfy rubber button toggles through five preset temps. Press the button five times rapidly to turn it on. Hold the button for three seconds to make the temperature light cycle through settings, and let go when you're on the preset you want.

The temperature range is fairly wide, leaving much to be explored. The device will heat up in just 30 seconds.

There are two small drawbacks…

The mouthpiece screen gets gunky fast, so regular cleaning is recommended. The mouthpiece is also close to the chamber, so it can grow hot after about 20 minutes of continuous use.

That said, the Pulsar APX 2 is a solid device with great performance. The build quality is better than you'd expect from a $69 vaporizer and the body is compact so you can carry this little guy anywhere.

This is a good portable convection vape with a budget-friendly price. It's perfect for beginners but even experienced users will appreciate its ability to deliver performance without breaking the bank.

I recommend filling the chamber halfway or more and packing it loosely to let the convection heating spread evenly throughout the dry herb.

AirVape X - $179.00
 
AirVape X features an expanded ceramic chamber, magnetic lid, and hybrid heating.
 

Features:

  • Precision Temperature (200 °F - 420 °F)
  • Hybrid Convection/Conduction
  • Magnetic Lid
  • 25% Larger Oven
  • Ceramic Chamber
  • Aluminum Build
  • Vibration Notifications
  • Concentrate Insert

The AirVape X has the features you'd find in an expensive convection vaporizer at half the price. If it looks familiar, that's because it's an update to the original AirVape Xs. The chamber is now 25% larger and the lid is magnetic for easy snap-off access.

The X offers precision temperature, vibration notifications, and hybrid heating all for under $180. It delivers comfortable, pure vapor and looks great doing it.

This convection vape is intuitive to use. The design is sleek and simple, so controlling it is very easy. Two arrow buttons adjust the temperature and auto-shutoff timer, while a magnetic mouthpiece snaps on or off for hassle-free loading.

AirVape X is slim and lightweight for on-the-go vaping.

Here's the best thing about AirVape X in my opinion…

It's incredibly light and small, measuring in at just 4.1 x 1.85 x 0.48 inches and 3.2 ounces. But even though it's compact, its vapor production is mighty.

Its ceramic chamber heats dry herb fast without cooking it too much. The hybrid convection heating delivers hits quickly, and when they arrive, they are comfortable and delicious.

AirVape X is portable and powerful. I recommend it to anyone who wants smooth vapor on the go.

Firefly 2 - $329.95
 
Firefly 2 features a full convection heating system with a high-grade glass bowl.

 

Features:

  • Convection Heating
  • 6 Preset Temperatures
  • 3-Second Heat Up
  • Touch Sensor Controls
  • Borosilicate Glass Air Path & Bowl
  • Mobile App
  • Dry Herb & Concentrate Compatibility

The Firefly 2 heats dry herb with hot air instead of hot surfaces. I'm impressed by the smoothness and flavor of its vapor, which is in part thanks to its on-demand heating system. It only heats dry herb when you take a draw, preserving your material in-between hits.

The heating is efficient, delivering up to eight satisfying hits from just 0.1g. The small bowl means you'll need to repack in order to share, but its vapor quality is worth the trouble.

Expect six bowls per fully charged battery and about seven draws per bowl.

The glass bowl and air path are both highly thermal-resistant and preserve flavor. To load, snap off the magnetic faceplate to reveal the bowl.

The Firefly 2 has touch controls (like an iPhone)—just touch the sensors at the same time and take a hit. I found the touch sensors not only convenient but fun.

Firefly 2 features a magnetic face plate for easy access to the bowl.

The Firefly 2 has many cool features. Here's one that I really like...

You can control everything via mobile app. Compatible with iOS and Android, the Firefly Vapor app lets you adjust the temperature from your smartphone. You can also change temp directly from the Firefly 2. The app is easy-to-use and the visuals are stimulating and fun.

The Firefly 2 has awesome flavor and vapor quality with a slightly longer learning curve than most devices. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll understand that it is one of the best convection vaporizers out there.

We recommend slow and long hits of 10 to 20 seconds for the best results.

Crafty - $279.00
 
The Crafty features a tactical, ribbed design that keeps its surfaces cool.

Features:

  • Heavy-Duty Plastic
  • Ribbed Design
  • Low-Draw Resistance
  • Hybrid Convection/Conduction Heating
  • Swivel Mouthpiece
  • Normal & Boost Mode
  • Smartphone App

The Crafty vaporizer is made by the same Storz & Bickel team that creates the legendary Volcano and Plenty vapes.

The Crafty is small and strong; it has the same precision as its cousins but is more pocket-friendly.

If there's one thing that surprises me most about the Crafty, it's this...

Despite all its power, it is super simple and easy to use. Simply swivel the top off to reveal the chamber, which holds approximately 0.3g. An included filling tool allows you to pack the chamber in an easy, orderly fashion. The filler also doubles as a storage container.

Once you reattach the lid and hold the button to power on, the Crafty heats in roughly 90 seconds. The LED light will turn green to let you know it's time to vape. 

Here's one downside...

There are only two heat settings. The device is set to 356 °F right out of the box and tapping the power button twice while the unit is on engages Boost Mode (383 °F).

Once the Crafty is heated, swivel out the mouthpiece and take a draw. For big hits, you'll need a longer inhale. I recommend a nice 10-second draw at a slow pace. That will give you a fuller hit.
Expect around ten to 12 large hits per bowl.

The Crafty is a powerful portable convection vaporizer with strong and smooth vapor. Its performance is similar to the Plenty but it's more compact, making it easier to carry around.

Here's the cherry on top...

You can modify the default temp settings via smartphone using a mobile app.

Arizer Air 2 - $229.99
 
Arizer Air 2 features a pocket-sized design with glass aroma tubes for extra flavor.
 

Features:

  • Awesome Flavor
  • Hybrid Convection/Conduction Heating
  • Precision Temperature Control
  • Upgraded Battery
  • 45-Second Heat Up
  • Borosilicate Glass Aroma Tubes
  • Pass-Through Charging

The Arizer Air II is a portable convection vape with an isolated glass air path that preserves your vapor. The flavor is amazing and you can customize your clouds with precision temperature.

This device has two awesome features…

The first is its glass air path. It comes with two glass aroma tubes that plug into the chamber. They preserve flavor and keep hits cool.

The second outstanding feature is an upgraded battery. It gives you up to 80 minutes of continuous vaping, which breaks down into roughly seven ten-minute sessions.

Arizer Air 2 features a pocket-friendly design with hybrid heating.

The batteries are replaceable, so you can keep a fully charged one on hand to swap in when needed.

This dry herb convection vaporizer has pure and smooth vapor quality—the ceramic heating element and borosilicate glass parts make sure of that. If you're looking for great flavor that you can enjoy at home, this is the right vaporizer for you.

Boundless CFC - $89.99
 
Boundless CFC is compact with big features like precision temperature and convection heating.
 

Features:

  • Precision Temperature (140 °F - 446 °F)
  • Hybrid Convection/Conduction Heating
  • 30-Second Heat Up
  • 1900mAh Battery
  • Large Ceramic Chamber
  • Micro-USB Charging

The Boundless CFC is a pocket-friendly convection vape with ergonomic ridges in its exterior. It does what expensive vapes do at a more affordable price.

Here's one thing that's absolutely excellent about the CFC…

Even though it's small, the battery is strong. 1900mAh of power offers roughly 15 sessions per full charge. Fairly fast, the battery charges in two hours and you can charge via Micro-USB.

That power also gives you precision temperature control, which is rare in convection vapes this price. You can explore different flavor and potency levels using the LCD display, tailoring your clouds to your preferences.

How is the vapor quality?

Awesome.

This is a hybrid device that merges conduction with convection. And the chamber is high-quality ceramic that heats material slow and low. The walls heat up as hot air flows in, making contact with the maximum amount of surface area. As a result, the hits are smooth and tasty, and they're created in a jiffy.

If you want a convection vaporizer that's affordable yet powerful, this is a great option.

Mighty Vaporizer - $349.00
 
The Mighty by Storz and Bickel offers extremely powerful convection heating with a portable design.

Features:

  • Hybrid Convection/Conduction Heating
  • Precision Temperature Control
  • German Engineering
  • LED Screen
  • High-Quality Plastic
  • Tactical, Vented Design
  • Swivel Mouthpiece
  • Vibration Notifications
  • Low-Draw Resistance

The Mighty is a portable vaporizer by Storz & Bickel, makers of the iconic Volcano. It’s the big brother to the Crafty, offering the same heating system with more battery power, an LED screen, and precision temperature. It's more of a cordless home vape than an on-the-go device.

The larger size makes room for a second battery pack; the Mighty delivers 90 minutes of vaping time compared with the Crafty's 45 minutes.

This is a very reliable German-engineered convection vape. The body is high-grade plastic that's lightweight and sturdy. The exterior has little ridges that vent out heat and make the unit easy to grip.

But here's the most outstanding thing about the Mighty…

Its vapor production is worlds beyond the usual portable vaporizer. The convection/conduction oven pulls intense flavor and smoothness from dry herb.

The temperature range is also wide for a portable device. You can choose any setting between 104 °F - 410 °F, which leaves much room for experimentation. The LED screen shows the chosen and current temperature as well as battery power.

To access the dry herb chamber, just twist off the top piece. The capacity is .3 grams. The chamber works quite well with material from a four-piece grinder. The included filling tool makes loading convenient.

The Mighty is one of the best convection dry herb vaporizers out there, placing the power of desktop vaporizers into a portable device.

 

Arizer Solo 2 - $239.99
 
Arizer Solo 2 features a semi-portable, wireless design for home-use.
 

 

Features:

  • Hybrid Convection/Conduction Heating
  • Precision Temperature Control
  • Borosilicate Glass Aroma Tubes
  • Customizable Settings
  • 3-Hour Battery Life
  • Fast Heating

The Arizer Solo 2 is a portable dry herb vaporizer that delivers a lot of flavor. It is the big brother of the Arizer Air 2. A little on the larger size, it is the best convection vaporizer that's around $200 if you're looking for a cordless at-home device.

This convection vape has the exceptionally sturdy build quality and comes with a two-year warranty. Although it's not the most portable convection vape around, the Solo II goes above and beyond the average portable unit when it comes to vapor production.

Let's take an example:

As far as flavor goes, the Solo II delivers the goods. The borosilicate glass aroma tubes deliver incredibly delicious hits. The glass is highly resistant to heat, preserving essential tastes. Just load dry herb into the chamber on the end of the tube, then plug it into the stainless steel heating chamber.

The vapor quality is so above average that I was surprised it was coming from a vape in this price range.  

The steel chamber features recessed heat jets for more airflow. As a result, the Solo 2 can keep up with the biggest inhales, continuing to deliver vapor the longer you draw in.  

 

The Solo 2 has excellent battery life. You get roughly three hours of continuous use from a full charge. That's double the amount of the original Arizer Solo.

That's not all there is to love about the Solo 2…

It also gives you full control over sessions with a digital screen. You can adjust precision temperature, automatic shutoff, beep notifications, and screen brightness with ease.

Once you choose a precise temperature (anything between 122 °F - 428 °F), the Solo 2 is ready in roughly 30 seconds. What comes next is not to be missed. Expect intensely flavorful vapor with a smoothness you don't normally find in portable vaporizers.

Vapir Prima - $199.99
 
Vapir Prima features a removable air path for easy cleaning.
 

Features:

  • Convection Heating
  • Removable Battery
  • 4 Preset Temperatures
  • Removable Stainless Steel Vapor Path
  • Brushed Aluminum Casing
  • Dry Herb & Concentrates Compatibility

The Vapir Prima is a portable convection vaporizer that works best with dry herb but is also compatible with concentrates.

It is made of high-quality brushed aluminum that gives it a sturdy, lightweight feel. It is easy to use and features just a few parts.

The battery is proprietary and removable so you can buy an extra one and swap it in and out. It has impressive 3200mAh power with good battery life.

The dry herb chamber is brass, which is rare. Just slide off the cover to reveal the chamber. Also rare is that you can remove the stainless steel vapor path and clean it out.

I recommend a medium draw of about five to ten seconds. There is a medium to light draw resistance. The vapor is slightly above average in flavor and potency.

Vaping on the higher setting gives you denser hits that are slightly less smooth and tasty. But still fairly enjoyable.

Even on the lower temperatures, the Prima vapes your material evenly. That's thanks to the convection oven, which lacks the hot spots sometimes found in conduction units.

Vapir is a trustworthy brand that puts out solid products. The Prima is their first portable unit and definitely one of the best true convection vaporizers for dry herb AND concentrates.

What is a Convection Vaporizer?

 

Convection vaporizers offer efficient vaporization.

So you've heard that convection is better than conduction at making superb vapor.

But what exactly IS a convection vaporizer?

In most cases, it's a pocket-friendly, easy-to-use device.

But not just any device—it’s a device designed to give you the most flavor and potency from dry herb without the harmful downsides of smoking.

Rather than burning your material, it will heat it just beneath the point of combustion. The resulting vapor is comfortable, pure, and free of smoky harshness.

But how exactly do convection vaporizers pull off that awesome vapor?

How Does a Convection Dry Herb Vaporizer Work?

There's a reason people prefer convection for enjoying dry herb.

Instead of heating material directly against the hot surfaces of a heating element, convection vaporizers surround dry herb in hot air.

Hot air generally flows through tiny holes within the chamber, making contact with every millimeter of exposed surface area.

Why does this matter?

Because the heating is even and thorough, releasing more flavors from less material. Nothing is burned or wasted. This not only promises tastier, smoother vapor, but also saves you money.

Do Convection Vapes Smell?

Convection vaporizers smell far less than smoke.

The fact is convection vaporizers smell. Just not as bad as smoke. The smell is more of a fragrance than an odor.

Can convection vaporizers reduce that smell?

Absolutely.

Convection smells less than other heating types because it doesn't overcook material. It keeps the temperature just right for extracting compounds without burning the dry herb.

The odor will hang around for five to ten minutes. However, it won't stick to the walls and furniture like smoke.

Just another reason why convection is the best way to sit back, relax, and get the most out of your dry herb.

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