Last updated on November 20th, 2019 at 11:10 pm
As vaporizer technology has expanded, a dichotomy has been created within the medical marijuana vaporizer industry. There are companies based in the United States (and some in Europe) that are creating beautifully designed pieces of technology. There are also companies that mass produce poorly functioning or quick to break pieces that just don’t add up. Here are some of the best vapes designed by companies based in the United States.
Not only does the Atmos Astra vape dry herbs to perfection, it can also vape wax and eLiquids, creating an American made triple use vaporizer. This portable vaporizer is small enough to be easily portable and is easy to operate. The 7’’ high stainless steel outer shell is scratch resistant and very light at only 8 ounces. Set the piece into any of the 5 temperature settings with just one button which range from 356°F, 374°F, 392°F, 410°F or 428°F. Handy LED lights next to the button display exactly what temperature the piece is set to. The Atmos Astra fully heats up in just 10 seconds, record time for an affordable, portable dry herb vaporizer. It is a great choice for the frugal vape shopper since it’s an all in one vape piece.
The battery for the Atmos Astra is a 2000mAh battery which can hold charge about 2 days of continuous vaping. It needs about 3 hours to fully charge which is pretty low for such a big battery. To turn on the triple use vaporizer, click the “X” button three times quickly.
The Atmos Astra is backed up with a five year warranty.
The DaVinci Ascent is such an awesome high-end dry herb vaporizer. It features a convection chamber made of ceramic that has ventilation at the bottom to run the heated air through to the dry herbs. The kit features a glass mouthpiece tube that drops easily into the chamber for a clean vaping experience. Having the wax adapter as a removable piece makes it so easy to keep clean. The portable vape can be set concisely to a temperature down to a degree with the up and down arrow buttons. The temperature range is from 38°F (3°C) to 430°F (221°C), which is one of the higher temperature ranges we have seen from any portable or desktop vaporizer. Keeping your finger on the power button for three seconds will change the digital temperature display from Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice versa. Hit the Ascent through a collapsible glass straw mouthpiece to control the heat and avoid feeling the burn from the chamber. The glass straw combined with the heating chamber at the bottom of the unit makes this vapor pretty much the coolest possible temperature; great for anyone with breathing issues or weak lung systems.
Due to the precise temperatures that are allowed by the DaVinci Ascent, it may take up to 90 seconds for the vaporizer to reach to the top temperature ranges. If you stay around the 356°F, you should get there in under a minute. Taking care of the DaVinci Ascent is pretty easy. Using a bit of isopropyl alcohol, swab a q-tip with it and gently clean all the residue filled places. Do not soak the any part of the Ascent into alcohol.
The DaVinci Ascent is backed up with a two year warranty.
This portable dry herb vaporizer looks a lot like a cell phone to make it discreet when out and about. Its size and portability make it easy to put it in your pocket and continue with your day. The top and bottom of the dry herb portable vape is held by an extremely strong magnet that has been proven not to open up in your pocket. It is built to vape dry herbs, although the Firefly does sell a chamber adapter separately for vaping concentrates. The Firefly vaporizer is set to 400°F if you leave it on until it maxes out. You can take a draw in the middle or towards the end of it maxing out. This vape is a bit on the heavier side compared to other portable pieces but this is because of the amazing heating system and vapor pathway. The all glass heating chamber is designed around stainless steel heat sinks, this ensures that all of the herbs are heated evenly for great vapor every draw. Heat the Firefly vaporizer fully in only 10 seconds and enjoy a heated chamber only while taking a drag from the vape, no wasted herbs here. This is a great option right now because the next generation Firefly just came out, making the first generation a steal in 2016. To start, load your Firefly vaporizer with your ground up herbs. The dry herb chamber holds about .2 grams of dry herbs in there. Push the power button and give it about 8 seconds until it reaches the right temperature. You will know its ready when the green light comes on. After a couple bowls, clean the chamber with a q-tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol.
The Firefly Vaporizer is backed up with a five year warranty.
Magic Flight Launch Box
Made in the USA and handcrafted with utmost attention to detail, Magic Flight Launch Box is truly a one of a kind portable dry herb vape that is made in the USA. The stainless steel heating chamber is activated by an AA battery that pops right into the side, giving it a cool exposed design. Magic Flights are made of a wooden body that is hand carved with a quote from philosopher Forest Landry. They offer custom launch box lids that are etched with Metatron’s Cube, Flower of Life, Tree of Life and the Star Knot. The wood can also be customized in three different colors from natural wood, cherry and walnut wood. One of the coolest things about the Magic Flight Launch Box is the accessories that are sold separately. We’re specifically fond of the water pipe adapter, nothing hits more cleanly than vapors filtered through water. No plastic or glue is found anywhere on this portable dry herb vaporizer so you can kiss toxins goodbye. The best part about the Magic Flight Launch Box is the lifetime warranty so you know the manufacturers stand behind their own products.
The Magic Flight Launch Box is backed up with a lifetime warranty.
Atmos Vicod Vaporizer
Enjoy vaporizing dry herbs to perfection with the Atmos Vicod portable dry herb vaporizer. This vape is not only easy to operate but is built with the pinnacle of vape technology standing at 5” tall and 1” thick. Set the vaporizer to any temperature between 350˚F – 430˚F using the super clear OLED display. It fully heats up to your desired temperature within 30 seconds. The battery life is wonderful with its 2200mAh battery and lasts over 6 hours of continuous use. The Atmos Vicod fits in the palm of your hand and is built to encourage heavy airflow. It has a special vortex created in the chamber to enhance the airflow through the chamber, while the dry herbs are being heated. That means with this portable vape you can enjoy thick, rich, full flavored clouds of vapor. Don’t worry about that uncomfortable experience of having to pull from a mouthpiece super hard because the Atmos Vicod is easy to pull and delivers great results.
The Atmos Vicod is backed up with a five year warranty.