Instead of a pipe’s open bowl, most dry herb vapes use enclosed chambers to hold your material. Then, their battery feeds an electrical charge to the chamber’s heating element, which heats your herb through convection until its chemicals boil off in the form of vapor.
Comparatively, traditional pipes use an open flame to actually combust your dry herb, which causes smoke—instead of vapor—to form.
But, is it worth buying a dry herb vape? These types of vaporizers are not for everyone, although they are worthwhile for many people, and varying reasons. In this article, we will go into more detail on some of these reasons.
Because dry herb vapes do not combust the material inside their chamber, they do not create potentially harmful pyrolytic smoke compounds. Consequently, you might expect fewer respiratory symptoms, less throat irritation, richer flavor, and decreased toxin and carcinogen ingestion compared to other methods that use combustion, including joints, blunts, pipes, water pipes, and so forth.
Furthermore, because you are enjoying pure flower instead of oil, you do not have to worry about vaping-associated pulmonary injury (VAPI), which is thought to arise from cartridges thickened with vitamin E acetate.
Like any other type of vaporizer, dry herb vaporizers can vary significantly in their size, shape, weight, and overall design and functionality. Yes, desktop vaporizers exist as well, but in general, they are designed to maximize portability and ease of use.
For example, the Pulsar Go vaporizer uses a 1100mAh battery housed inside a pen-shaped design, with straightforward single-button operation.
Comparatively, the Mighty dry herb vaporizer from Storz N Bickel features a dual lithium-ion battery configuration, a large LED for precise digital control, and even smartphone connectivity—but also a more prominent profile.
However, despite the fact that the Mighty features a meaningfully larger size and different design, it is still designed with portability and ease of use in mind.
In general, after making sure your battery is fully charged and pre-packing your bowlbefore heading out, you can store most dry herb vapes in your pants or bag pocket until it is time to use, and then discreetly enjoy at your leisure.
Because dry herb vapes boil off residue through convection, versus actually combusting the material using a flame, they produce vapor instead of smoke.
As a result, dry herb vaporizers generate less of an odor, create vapor that dissipates far more quickly than smoke, and that doesn’t leave behind a lasting smell.
Furthermore, dry herb vaporizers themselves have little-to-no-odor, compared to a traditional combustion pipe, which can deposit smelly residue that is nearly impossible to cover up or ignore, especially when you are in public.
As we mentioned earlier, dry herb vapes come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, not to mention price points.
With this said, there certainly are super-expensive vaporizers available for dry herb connoisseurs. Still, you will find many dry herb vape models available for $50 or less that will get the job done and leave you satisfied.
After all, the primary purpose of a dry herb vape is to simply heat the material contained inside its chamber, so you do not need to necessarily get fancy if you want to enjoy dry herbs while vaping.
Granted, this certainly is not a universal guideline for everywhere you visit, but depending on your location and who you are with, using a dry herb vaporizer indoors is sometimes “allowed” — at least a lot more often than a standard smoking pipe, which emits a ton of smoke, smells really bad, and leaves behind a lingering odor.
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