Vaporizers 2017 what to watch out for


New portable vaporizers seem to be hitting the market on an almost daily basis and to try and pick your way through this field of choice can sometimes be a tough task, but this is where we here at Namaste Vapes come in.  Personally,  I have tested over 100 different versions of vaporizers, since I started vaping way back in 2012, and one thing I have learned is that there are many different versions of vaporizers. Some of these devices may suit your needs and some may not, it all depends on your own personal preferences.

One of the areas where I look for real quality in a vaporizer is overall vapor production and the reliability of the product, and in this article I will try and point out the benefits and pitfalls of certain vaporizers. When intending to purchase a vaporizer one of the biggest mistakes that people make is that they go charging in without finding out about the machine they intend to buy. Many people like the look of a product and then without thinking whether the product will suit them or not they buy it. This blog is here to help you avoid these pitfalls and to guide you in the right direction.  


One of the first major decisions you’ll have to make when purchasing a vaporizer is deciding whether you want to go with a desktop or portable device. The first thing you’ll need to take into the equation is whether you plan to be vaping at home or on the move, because, for example, if you are planning on vaping at home well then the best option for you will be to go with the portable device.

The other side of the coin is that if you are planning on vaping at home you should try out a desktop vaporizer which will provide you with better overall service and all from the comfort of your own home. One thing that you should keep in mind is that desktop vaporizers can be expensive, but with price comes extra quality and the near guarantee of an extraordinary vape.  

But like I’ve previously alluded to, if you’re on the move the portable vaporizer is the way to go, and rest assured, there are many high quality portable vaporizers out there that can match anything that a desktop can produce. Just because a desktop vaporizer may be more expensive doesn't always mean that its a better vaporizer.


The majority of the vaporizers out there accommodate either dry herbs or concentrates. There are some specialized vaporizers that can accommodate both herbs and concentrates, but the vast majority of vapes function best with just one particular type of substance. What type of vaporizer to purchase depends on your own particular circumstances, and your own particular needs. If you are a herb aficionado you can buy a vaporizer that will exclusively vaporize your herbs, but likewise if you are a fan of concentrates you can buy a device that will be dedicated to your concentrates.

One of the big differences I’ve discovered from using concentrates is that they do have a tendency to give a far more potent vaping experience. The fact is that with flowers you will have a lower strenght, which results a milder vaping experience. But having a milder experience might be what some people need, and conversely, having a more powerful experience may be what some other people are trying to achieve when they use concentrates.    


Like everything in life, the answer to this question depends on your own personal circumstances. How can one answer this question when there are so many variables involved?  Hong long is a piece of string? But in spite of the difficulties involved in answering the question posed there are still is a number of things I would suggest you do before purchasing a vaporizer.

First of all, you should settle on a budget before you begin the hunt for your vape. Some of the superior desktop models do cost a substantial sum of money and paying over the odds can be intimidating for some people. But one thing is sure, if you plan on purchasing a vaporizer you certainly won't have to break the bank. There are tonnes of high-quality vapes out there that perform just as well when compared to some of their more illustrious counterparts.

What I’m trying to say is that you won't have to break the bank when buying a vaporizer. So, if you are on a budget I would suggest that you take a good look at buying concentrate pens as these devices are affordable and offer tremendous overall functionality and vaping power. Of course, if money isn't an issue you could pay top dollar for some high-end device, but that doesn't always have to be the case with many great vaporizers available at great value.      


There are two main type of heating methods used to vaporize your herbs- conduction and convection.  The conduction method involves the  direct transfer of heat through contact with the herbs, and the convection method involves heat transferred via particles in the air. In general, convection is considered the superior method because your herbs don’t have to be touched by a heating element. Conduction heating does have it merits too, but the overall consensus amongst the vaping community is that convection is the way to go.

Usually conduction heating is far more common when used in portable vaporizers. One of the main drawbacks of conduction is that sometimes when using this method there is a massive risk of your herbs combusting.  What happens is that instead of vaporizing your herbs the machine overheats resulting in a whole host of problems, such as uneven heating, and combustion.   


Vaporizing your herbs usually starts happening at temperatures ranging from 355-393F. Depending on the machine that you have operating some allow you to adjust the temperature, other machines require you to control the temperature on your own. A digital control system definitely is the handiest method which allows you have to more precision-guided control over your device.

The other method is to dial in the temperature yourself using an adjustable dial where you can set the machine to whatever level you feel suits you best. Vaporizers that self-adjust tend to do this based on your inhalation speed. Over time users learn how to inhale at a certain speed which ensures a consistent temperature will be provided. Overall, having control of the temperature is a vital component that all vaping enthusiasts should seek to acquire.


Vaporizers usually can receive power from two different sources. The first method of powering your vaporizer is via a built in butane mechanism. 

The second method is using electricity, which of course, can be supplied by an external power unit or a battery. Some of these vaporizers have battery's that need to be recharged on a regular basis so when purchasing a device you just need to be aware of this fact.  One thing is for sure at Namaste Vapes we have a wide selection of vaporizers that are sure to fit your needs. The vaporizers that we stock are the best in the world, and one guarantee we give is that


In finishing, I would have to say that there are so many pitfalls out there when purchasing a vaporizer. You really are entering a proverbial minefield when you decide to buy a vape, but the one thing you will need to be is to be prepared.

The one bit of advice I would give is to make sure you read up about the device you are intending to buy- get all of the information you can lay your hands on and then make the decision as to whether you want to purchase that particular vape or not. Some of the things you’ll need to take into consideration are what’s your budget, do you want a portable or a desktop, do you intend to use herbs or concentrates?

All of these different elements need to be factored into the equation when considering what to buy. Overall, the decision is going to be up to you and of course, you’ll to take into the equation what you can afford. But don’t be afraid to shop around as they are some tremendous vaporizers available out there at a tremendous value.

Just because a certain vaporizer costs more money doesn't necessarily mean that its a better product. Some of the best vaporizers that I’ve ever had the pleasure of laying my hands on have cost less than 150$.