If you’ve read the conduction vs. convection vaporizing
blog you may be wondering why amazing vaporizers like the Arizer Solo, Vapman or Pinnacle didn’t make the lists of top convection or conduction style vaporizers. As you know, all three have manufacturing and vapor quality to boot, so why didn’t they make the cut? Well, these units are a rare breed of vapes that we like to call: hybrids. Hybrid vaporizers are a third heating category of vaporizers that combine both the conduction style and convection style of heating, offering the best of both worlds for maximum heating and efficiency. Now, if you haven’t read the conduction vs convection blog yet I recommend taking look at it first. Then you can really get a handle on the differences between conduction and convection heating to better understand how these three vapes combine the two in perfect harmony. So, let’s take a look at exactly why they are the Top 3 hybrid vaporizers!
The Best Conduction-Convection Combo Vaporizers
It’s no secret that the Solo has the best manufacturing and vapor quality of any portable on the market right now, but it’s also the top hybrid. The Solo
really wows its users regardless but it’s interesting to understand why the vapor quality is so amazing due to the combination of conduction and convection heating. If you look into the heating chamber you will notice there are 4 small holes at the bottom. Now it’s these holes that are in fact a passage way for hot air from inside the unit to transfer and move into the heating chamber, in and around your botanicals. This is the convection heat and it combines with the conduction direct transfer of heat from the ceramic chamber where your botanicals sit. The superb heating chamber design is what really kicks up the vapor quality, making it the most efficient hybrid out there, not to mention the most popular portable. To get a more in-depth review of the Arizer Solo
, follow the link or click the above Solo banner.
#2: The Vapman by Element Medical
The Vapman comes in at a close second by using a similar style to the Solo to combine conduction and convection heating. The Vapman works with a torch lighter and the beauty of its design is the control it offers. You can essentially choose whether to have a conduction and/or a convection vaporizing experience. Focusing heat only the bottom of the gold plated pan will offer vapour produced from conduction, but heating the three air nozzles will offer more of a convection style vapour. Keep in mind this convection element is only available with the Vapman Complete
. The reason is because of the mineral heat protection sheet that layers the underside of the Vapman vaporizer. This will protect and insulate the heat applied from the torch lighter – a feature that is not available with the Vapman Basic. For such a small unit the Vapman really combines conduction and convection heat remarkably well, offering awesome results compared to other vapes in its price category. To get a more in-depth review of the Vapman
by Element Medical, follow the link or click the above Vapman banner.
#3: The Pinnacle by Vapor Blunt
The heating chamber design of the Pinnacle is quite convenient and unique with its removable cartridge system. The cartridges themselves are designed in such a way that the screen on the bottom creates a 3.5mm space between the bottom of the heating chamber and the botanicals. Why is this important to note? Well, it’s this space that allows hot air to move upwards through your botanicals (convection) while combining direct heat transfer from the sides of the ceramic heating chamber to your botanicals (conduction). This combination and heating chamber design is quite ingenious and creates pretty good vapor quality too. To get a more in-depth review of the VB Pinnacle, follow the link or click the above Vapman banner.
So, there you have it. The end of the debate on convection vs conduction and which is better. And if you’re torn between getting a conduction or a convection heating style vaporizer, here’s a way to get the best of both worlds: with a hybrid! We hope this post has helped explain a little bit more about the differences between unit heating styles. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the comment section below. We will get back to you as soon as possible!
Take care for now and as always, keep on vapin’!