Published on August 31st, 2015 | by AJ2
Best Vape Pens for 2017
If you’re looking for the best vape pen for wax, cannabis, marijuana, weed, or dry herb this is the right place!
Similar to our Best Wax Pens Guide of 2015, we breakdown our best tips when buying a quality vape pen and review the top 10 to see which vape pen is right for you.
From best vaporizer pen to the best vapor pen for E juice, Wax, Oils, and Dry Herb of 2016. We got it all!
Best Vape Pens and How They Work
Most of the best vape pens on the market use conduction heating, a method which transfers the heat of the oven directly to the plant material.
With a vape pen, the dry herb is placed in the chamber on top of a heating element to heat it to the proper temperature to put the good stuff in the air.
Conduction vape pens are relatively inexpensive to purchase and easy to use, making them an excellent choice for those just converting from smoking.
These vape pens typically consist of three main parts: the atomizer/heating element, the battery and the mouthpiece.
The jobs of each of these components are obvious to anyone who has both used vaping equipment and possessed a mouth.
With public perception and the legal atmosphere in a period of rapid change, more and more Americans are figuring out that cannabis isn’t so bad after all.
The fact that smoking is pretty much obsolete only becomes clearer when you consider the vape pen market as well as the fact that they also have cheap vape pens in a starter kit for those about to switch.
A Vaporizer offers a much smoother and healthier way to medicate with cannabis, and with the ever expanding array of high quality vape pens you can take and use pretty much anywhere, we’re not sure why people still burn the stuff at all. Isn’t that what you do with things you DON’T like?
Benefits of Vaping Weed
Using a weed vaporizer pen (or vaporizer for weed) to vaporizer weed instead of smoking it has a number of objective benefits.
For starters, your smoke inhalation rate should go way down, which should go a long way in retaining any remaining pinkness your lungs may have.
You’ll also breathe in minimal levels of burning leaves, butane and your bodies saliva, which are other common byproducts of the smoking experience.
In case that doesn’t impress you, a marijuana vaporizer is also much more efficient at delivering the active ingredients in cannabis than smoking it.
Have you ever thought about the fact that your fine smokable is just burning away your stash whenever you stop to tell a story or even share with a friend?
No such worries with a vaporizer pen for weed…the heat is only active when you are, so you get more out of less.
Top Dry Herb Models
VaporFi Orbit Vaporizer
The VaporFi Orbit is a herb vaporizer with the power of a fully-featured portable vape in the size of a vapor pen.
The Orbit features a sleek, streamlined design that does little to give away its true purpose, and can vaporize dry herb at a range of temperatures so you can customize your vaping experience.
This vape pen heats up in well under 2 minutes so it’s ready to go when you are, and delivers cleaner flavors than many other vape pens on the market.
Another great feature of the VaporFi Orbit is the passthrough technology that allows the unit to charge while in use, making it great for use in a group.
MigCigs Matrix Ceramic Vape Pen
Mig Cigs is an up and coming e-cig manufacturer that has quickly built a reputation for turning out some of the most innovative products on the market.
The Matrix Dry Herb Ceramic Vaporizer is just one example of their expertise, representing one of the first pen vapes to perform at the level of a dedicated personal vaporizer.
The ceramic chamber of this vape pen creates a cleaner, more even vape with minimal combustion, and its 3 in 1 operation also allows users to enjoy cannabis oil and wax in the Matrix.
The SkyCloud from KandyPens is another multipurpose vaporizer with a separate attachment for each usage mode.
Its durable design makes it the perfect choice for a road warrior.
Its 3 truly distinct usage modes make it one of the most versatile dry herb vape pen on the market.
Atmos Jr Vape Pen
The Atmos Jr Vape pen is the successor to the company’s highly popular Atmos Raw model.
The Jr is (surprise!) smaller than the original, but retains the build quality and value that has made it one of the most commonly sighted vape pens on the market.
Like the model before it,the Jr relies on a glass screen placed over the chamber to effectively vape dry herbs, but it certainly does a respectable job for the price and its ability to use oil and is a candidate for best vape pen for wax making it a solid buy.
Cloud V Phantom
The Cloud V Phantom is a dry-herb only vape pen from CloudVapes, and while it may lack the versatility of some other models on this list.
The Phantom is ultra-small for amazing stealth, and comes with an easy to use packing tool that makes loading up your plant material easier.
If you’re looking for a device to make a 10 minute outdoor interlude more interesting, the Phantom is what you’re looking for.
Dube Vape Pen
This 3 in 1 vape pen isn’t the best on our list, but it is the least expensive and does have advantages in the size and versatility areas as well.
The Dube is built as a total vaping solution, compatible with oils, waxes and eJuice as well as dry herbs, and includes attachments for using each product.
The chamber is a bit small, the battery life could be better and the heating element can be fiddly, but where else ya gonna get a 3 in 1 for less than $50?
Atmos Boss Vape Pen
The Boss is another Atmos product with origins in last generation’s Raw pen vape, boasting a roaring fast 40 second heating time and a stealthy-sleek design.
The Boss has a maximum temperature of 385, which is enough to release plenty of flavor in a warm, smooth draw, and also has an over sized chamber that holds nearly half a gram of dry herbs!
Atmos also outfitted this heavy duty vape pen with a 1600mAh battery, which should cover the vaping needs of a day or two.
V2 Pro Series 3
The V2 Pro Series gives vapers another option for 3 in 1 vaping, accommodating dry herbs, wax and eJuice with equal ease thanks to its 3 separate types of cartridge.
The 0.1 gram capacity of the V2 Pro Series is perfect for individual use.
Delivering up to 10 good draws in every load, and while you might not get the most vapor from the V2, its ability to make a potent experience out of a minimal amount of material makes it one of the top dry herb pen vapes tested.
Grenco Labs G Pen
Snoop Dogg and Grenco Science (mostly Snoop, Grenco just writes the ads) teamed up to produce this high profile vape pen which handles oils and waxes as well as dry herbs.
The latest version of the G Pen is optimized for virtually any cannabis material as per the exacting specifications of one Calvin Broadus, and also features a motif depicting a map of his Long Beach home for a hit of West Coast style.
The G Pen isn’t all hype and marketing though…it features an extensive battery life, a good sized capacity and decent vapor production, so it’s one of the few celebrity endorsed products we’re pretty sure is used by its namesake each day, right up there with the grill George Foreman created during his heavyweight title reign.
Atmos R2 Vaporizer
The Atmos R2 Vaporizer is the top of the line offering from Atmos.
It eclipses its line-mates such as the RX and Jr with an over sized herb chamber, intense vapor production and anodized heating element to deliver faster warm-up times and better conductivity.
The R2 also features a higher capacity battery and improved build quality than other vape pens from Atmos, clearly distinguishing it as the premium product from the manufacturer.
Which is Right For You?
Every vape pen has its individual strengths and weaknesses which is why starter kits are available if this whole vape pen thing is new to you.
Finding the best dry herb vape pen for your lifestyle is a matter of considering what each can bring to the table.
You may prefer a vape with a built in battery, but some are powered by standard battery cells for quick and easy swapping.
Those who are meticulous about maintenance for their devices can choose pretty much anything, but a less vigilant vapor may want to consider a simpler model with less stuff to break if you don’t clean it every hour on the hour.
Are you out and about often? Look for a dry herb vape pen with a large battery capacity.
Prefer a few intense sessions? Larger oven capacity is what you need.
What may be the best model for you may not be the best for the next vaper, but they all share this benefit: practically any of them are a better option than setting your precious ganja on fire.