Best Portable Vaporizers for Cannabis and Concentrates 2018

Best Portable Vaporizers for Cannabis and Concentrates 2018


The technology behind vaping continues to develop each and every day. With the advancements in vaping, new opportunities for another side of the market have opened up. Today we are talking about best portable vaporizers for cannabis as well as concentrates (wax, shatter, rosin etc).

We know that smoking a combustible cigarette is terrible for the human body. In the process of burning the tobacco, many unwanted chemicals are also released and pumped into our bodies. Carcinogenic chemicals are not meant for human consumption.

Even though Cannabis is a safer choice over substances, it still comes with its own set of potentially harmful effects.  For decades the popular method of cannabis consumption has always been via combustion. Joints have been a fairly common method but other ways such as bongs, pipes, homemade devices and the likes.

Thanks to the technology behind vaping a new road was paved for the cannabis technology world.

Vaporizers are a popular method of cannabis consumption today and there are thousands of options when deciding which one is best suited to your needs. These vaporizers often are specific to the type of cannabis you are vaporizing. There are systems specifically for concentrated THC as well as cannabis in the form of dry flower.

Best Portable Vaporizers for Cannabis and Concentrates 2018
THC Concentrates

Vaporizers have been around for a while in the cannabis sector but they have always been extremely expensive and quite large. Volcano was one of the original brands to release a desktop style vaporizer and they still make them today.

Just like nicotine vaping, cannabis users have driven the demand for small, portable yet powerful and capable devices. Most of the upper-level companies have small, compact and pocketable devices ready to use with flower, shatter, wax, rosin, budder and more.

With the options available, there are some devices that deserve the mainstage attention. They come in at a much higher price point than some but the quality, design and functionality is far better than any budget model. Without delay, here are some of the best portable vaporizers for cannabis on the market.

My list of best portable vaporizers for cannabis and concentrates includes:

1. The Davinci IQ


  • ORIGINS: China
  • BATTERY: 18650 (removable)
  • HEAT TIME: 1 minute
  • HEAT STYLE:Conduction
  • TEMPERATURE:Max Temp 222C
  • WARRANTY:10 Years with DaVinci

Key Features

  • Ceramic heating chamber
  • Anodized Aluminum shell
  • Bluetooth Companion App
  • Ceramic Zirconia Airpath & Mouthpiece

Best Portable Vaporizers for Cannabis and Concentrates 2018Davinci IQ Package List

  • Davinci IQ Vaporizer
  • 18650 Battery
  • Manual
  • Charging Cable
  • Keychain Packing tool
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Grinder Card
  • Mouthpiece
  • Cleaning Brush

A Little About the DaVinci

Davinci has been making vaporizers since 2012 and they are without a doubt the industry leader in smart, cannabis vaping technology. The IQ is one of the most intuitive devices available. It is extremely simple to use. With its Smart Paths users only need to select the correct path to be on their way to their desired feeling.

The Davinci is a very small, ultra-portable device. It is set up for dry flower only, sorry concentrate lovers. It only takes about a minute to heat up before it is ready to use.

Overall, the Davinci is the absolute best choice for a portable cannabis vaporizer.

Davinci IQ Video 

Arizer Air 2


  • ORIGINS: Canada, Japan, China
  • BATTERY: Removable Arizer 18650
  • BATTERY LIFE: 1.25 Hours
  • HEAT TIME: 90 seconds
  • HEAT STYLE: Conduction
  • TEMPERATURE: 50C – 220C
  • WARRANTY: 2 Years with Arizer
  • VERSIONS: 01/2018 (Current)
  • MATERIALS: Glass Tubes, Stainless steel chamber

Key Features

Best Portable Vaporizers for Cannabis and Concentrates 2018Arizer Air 2 Package List

  • Arizer Air 2
  • Stirring Tool
  • USB Charger
  • Stem Caps
  • Screens
  • Carry Case
  • Battery
  • Tipped Glass Aroma Tube
  • Glass Aroma Tube
  • Botanical Dish
  • Aromatic Botanicals

A Little About The Arizer Air 2

Arizer is also another device maker that has been around for a while. Still one of the original manufacturers to release portable vaping devices.

The Arizer Air 2 is an improvement over the original Air as well as a step up from their Solo line of portable vaporizers.

Compared to the Air 1 it has an increased battery life, higher temperature to vape dry cannabis flowers as well as infusion chambers and a nice quick charging feature.

The Air 2 is not quite as small as the DaVinci IQ but it still fits into the pocketable and portable category and deserves a spot in this list of best portable vaporizers for cannabis.

Arizer Air 2 Video 

Honorable Mentions

While we could cover every single device on the market, it would be a painstaking process as there as so many available today, well within the thousands. The two highlighted above are the ones we think are the absolute best devices for the perfect cannabis experience.

There are still others that deserve a mention as they too are of exceptional quality.

  • Utillian 721
  • Zeus Smite
  • Focusvape Tourist
  • Mighty
  • Crafty
  • Firefly 2
  • Boundless CFX

Thank you for reading! I really appreciate it! I’ll be back soon with more reviews and articles.

John Pietersma

I am John Pietersma, a 30-year-old husband and father of three children who lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. Having vaped and built coils for four years, I am very passionate about vaping and writing product reviews for everyone to read.