Best Portable Vaporizers 2016


According to survey data we published, which went viral with 742 comments, 81% of vapers preferred a portable vaporizer.

Each one of the portable vaporizers we rate are tested thoroughly by our review team, to ensure our ranking is as acurate as possible. The ratings are refined as post purchase customer feedback comes in through reviews and emails. The rating criteria themselves have been carefully selected and refined over the years. In case you would like to see more about our performance specs rating methodology, follow the link.

You can also view the best Desktop Vaporizers available in the market, here.

Rank Vaporizer Name Overall Score
Crafty Vaporizer


This unit is manufactured in Germany by the makers of the Volcano Vaporizer. With a high quality plastic construction and internal convection heating, Storz & Bickel defied what industry leaders percieved as rules to follow in developing an acceptable form. This device is all function and primarily geared towards the folks that care about getting the job done, the best way it can get done. The amount of vapor that the Crafty can generate is just unmatched among portable vaporizers.

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Mighty Vaporizer


The Mighty uses the same convection heating as the Crafty and is also manufactured by Storz & Bickel. The difference with the mighty is that it is about 30% larger and has double the battery life. There are many vapers that prefer the Mighty over the Crafty for its ease of use, and are willing to carry around the extra size and weight.

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Prima Vaporizer Review


Vapir is one of the first companies in the vaporizing industry and the first to issue shares to the public. The Prima vaporizer uses conduction heating, but has a very smart setup to preheat the air that enters the heating chamber. That allows the unit to offer an almost unobstructed airflow, like with convection vaporizers, but without the limitations of that technology. Massive clouds and a very acceptable battery life are the result of this efficient setup.

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zeus smite plus front view with display

Smite Plus

Quality for gods, priced for mortals. ZEUS is known as the brand that provides exceptional value and to this day has not put on a sale. The Smite plus was released late 2015 and has been among the top sellers since. You get all the features that matter at the lowest cost possible. This unit boasts a ceramic heating chamber, digital display and the highest battery life available on the market. If you are looking to buy something that will make you happy, get the job done and have the best bang for your buck, look no further.

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Arizer Air

Arizer Air

Arizer is the Canadian giant and fully dominated the vaporizing industy worldwide up to 2014. The Air is one of the few portable vaporizers that uses lot of glass in its construction. That of course means that the vapor produced is pure and that cleaning the mouthpiece is very convenient. The heating chamber unlike other portable vaporizers is completely seperated from the internal components and that is one of the reasons why they tend to be the most relalibale in the market.

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Ascent Vaporizer

DaVinci Ascent

DaVinci is a US based company that was sold out many times after launching the Ascent. The unit has a glass vapor path, ceramic heater and a digital display with customizable cycles. The programmable vape cycles are the most iconic feature of this vaporizer. This allows you to set timeframes within which the temperature increases to increase the density of the vapor during your session without you having to press or think about anything.

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V2 Pro Series 7 Vaporizer

V2 Pro Series 7

V2 Pro is a huge company in the ecig/vape industry and has just recently made some advancement towards the vaporizing industry. The 7 Series is quite unique in that it comes with one herb and one e-juices compatible heating chamber that are both removable. This means that maintenance over time is less of a hassle as one can just buy a new heating chamber after a few months. Also, one can purchase different heating chambers for wax, e-juice or herbs, load them and take them on the go.

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Haze Vaporizer


Haze features a dual heating chamber that allows the user to vaporize through two batches before having to reload the unit.

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zeus smite vaporizer front view

ZEUS Smite

Quality for gods, priced for mortals. ZEUS is known as the brand that provides exceptional value and to this day has not put on a sale. The Smite has been a top seller since it’s release in 2014. The unit was introduced at prices unseen before for a vaporizer featuring a ceramic heating chamber. The Smite also features the longest battery life in the market, beating units that cost 3 times as much. If you are on a budget, look no further as we have not reviewed any other portable vaporizer that gets more performance points per dollar spent as the Smite does.

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Utillian 650

The 650 is as straight forward as a portable vaporizer can get. It provides only one heat setting that varies enough to vaporize thoroughly and adds ease of use and enhanced battery life, as a result. This is the only unit that narrowly comes close to the smite. The unit’s design allows for a very descreet vaporizing experience and the one button design makes it easy to get the job done fast.

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3 series v2 pro pen vape in blue

V2 Pro 3 Series

Like the other V2 Pro product in our portfolio, the 3 series features removable heating chambers that can be bought to vaporize herbs, wax or e-juice. This is one of the very few pen vaporizers that can actually vaporize herb. This unit comes with a e-juice tank, but wax or herb tanks have to be bought separately. If having someting portable is important to you and you dont need huge clouds to be happy, this is a nice portable vaporizer to have.

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ZEUS Thunder Vaporizer

ZEUS Thunder

The ZEUS Thunder is a premium pen with high quality vape priced at mid market levels. It features a PVD coat similar to Porsche design pens and 3 tanks included in the package that can do wax, e-juice and herbs. When purchasing you get the option to add a Pro tank for free and that is when it becomes fun. The Thunder with a pro wax tank is by far the best pen vape we have tested waxes and concentrates. If you are looking for a very high quality, wax vaporizer, the thunder is your best option.

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Arizer Solo

Arizer Solo

Arizer is the Canadian giant and fully dominated the vaporizing industy worldwide up to 2014. When the Solo came to market there were only a few other options available and those options don’t even make it into the top 30 portable vaporizers anymore. Not only has this unit made it into popular TV shows like “Hannibal”, but till today the Solo’s exceptional reliability have generated word of mouth that makes this portable vaporizer one of the most widely owned worldwide.

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DaVinci Vaporizer


The DaVinci features a stainless stell heating chamber and an internal storage compartment that comes in quite handy. the unit features a rugged design that can withstand some misuse before any function is impacted.

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  1. I have a Solo & a Smite. I love both of them. The Solo is the better unit, although the Smite is far more portable.

  2. I think I would go with the Ascent mainly because of the quality of the vapor. The review described it as the thickest vapor in a portable yet…sign me up!!

  3. Favourite is the arizer air. It’s discreet, good functionality, and good vapor quality. I’d like to try the storz and bickel line though.

  4. I really like the Z smite for quick sessions but i have to go with the Arizer solo because of the quality of the Vapor!

  5. i like the “air” cause it makes a good “on the street” vape .looks like an e-cig for the most part.we may be close but discretion is still key:))

  6. Last year I purchased the Crafty Vaporizer from Torontovaporizer, I put quite a few miles on the unit and unfortunately it didn’t last long after the unit was dropped and one of the lips that help secure the mouthpiece broke off. Even after Gorilla gluing the piece back on (which made due for a short time) the battery passed away about a month later. Replacing the Crafty was not an option right away as it is an expensive unit and I was left with a device for about 6 months.

    Recently I reviewed a number of portables and I decided to purchase a ZEUS Smite Plus. Well the Smite Plus arrived and it has FAR exceeded my expectations. The Smite Plus is a unit that is able to last me all evening on a single charge… I was never able to say that about the Crafty.
    Another great feature of the Smite Plus is that it heats up within 8-10 second and there is a light inside the chamber so when you unscrew the mouth piece the bowl is lit up making it easy to fill in low lit areas. ZEUS, thanks for offering a top tier vaporizer at a very reasonable price…. I am your newest fan!

    The only regret I have was not purchasing a glass mouth piece.

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