What is a Portable Vaporizer?
A portable vaporizer is a device that allows you to enjoy the benefits of dry herbs by using vapor instead of more harmful smoke. Vapor is produced by heating the herbs inside the “chamber” of the vaporizer, similar to that of a mini oven. Once the herbs are heated to a certain temperature vapor is produced, which can then be inhaled by the user through the vaporizer’s mouthpiece. This gives the user the beneficial properties of the herb in a flavourful vapor taste without the nasty carcinogens & pollutants released by combustion.
Conduction vs Convection Vaporizer
Conduction portable vaporizers are the most common type available today. They work by putting the herbs into the vaporizers chamber which is heated directly by the heating element. Grinding your herbs before use will produce a more even and thicker vapor as the herbs will be more evenly distributed inside the chamber. Conduction vaporizers boast a very fast heat up time, so you wont be waiting long!
Convection vaporizers mimic the effect of a household fan oven. Instead of heating the herbs directly like the conduction vaporizer, they instead heat the air which is then allowed to flow into the chamber around the herbs. This results in a much thicker high quality flavourful vapor. They will usually have a longer heat up time, but worth the wait!