WHAT ARE HEAVY VAPES
What technically qualifies as a “heavy” vaporizer? It depends on who you ask. While most popular vaporizers lie solely on the fact that they are portable, we would be remiss to not mention a very popular desktop vaporizer known as the Arizer Extreme Q. While this is a technically portable model, it is not portable in the sense of pocket-sized convenience. Vapes like these are meant to be used on a hard, flat surface and plugged into an electrical outlet. This makes for some of the most intense vape sessions anyone can hope to encounter. A truly high-end vape that is made for dry herb vaporization, the Arizer Extreme Q towers (literally) above the rest.
Other heavy vapes that are more portable to the user for everyday use are the box mod vapes. What makes these heavy models is the fact that they utilize hardware and components that can cycle through all three vaping modalities, such as dry herbs, wax, and oil concentrates. Models such as the SteamCloud Box Mod and the Yocan Uni Box are heavier by comparison to other lightweight models and vape pens, though light enough to make them practical for everyday use. What makes these portable vapes more popular is their ability to accommodate any vaping preference.
PROS AND CONS OF HEAVY VAPES
As mentioned before, depending on what type of heavy vape you have, the issue of portability can be a real deal-breaker for some. Most people prefer to have something that is strong yet able to accommodate a particular modality at any given time. Desktop vapes offer the most power and longer lasting vape sessions, though where they lack is in their inherent ability to only utilize dry herbs. Box mod vapes on the other hand mitigate these issues all together by offering the user power with the ability to vape any material.
CLASSIC MODS AND MORE
While models like the SteamCloud Box Mod and Yocan Uni Box are classic names backed by reputable brands, some people prefer vapes that are more unique, aesthetically pleasing, and lightweight. Box mod vapes, while ergonomically designed, are made to fill up the palm of your hand. This may or may not be ideal for some users, though all in all, box mods remain some of the most reliable and versatile portable heavy vapes on the market.
Today’s most popular vapes fall under this category. Vapes such as the SteamCloud EVOD are a prime example of a light-weight portable vape that is styled in the popular pen shape and can utilize every vape modality, not to mention its insanely affordable price tag! Another lightweight vape is the SteamCloud Mini 2.0, which is shaped like a box mod vape, although far more compact and with one major difference. The SteamCloud Mini 2.0 is small and the cartridge sits next to the vape battery, so it fits into the palm of your hand (depending on your hand size) without a vape cartridge protruding out like other traditional box mods!
LIGHT DRY HERB VAPORIZERS
Other lightweight vapes such as the Titan 2, E-CLIPSE, and AGO are fine examples of dry herb vapes that are light, though with the AGO fitting into the more classic pen-style of portable vape. The E-CLIPSE is aesthetically designed to be very sleek and look similar techy, though its limited to vaping only dry herbs. Like the SteamCloud Mini 2.0, the E-CLIPSE is incredibly small and designed for stealth sessions.
PROS AND CONS OF LIGHT VAPES
The best feature of a light vape will undoubtedly be its inherent ability to not burden or over-encumber the user with a bulky design or unnecessary features. Some people prefer a vape pen that specializes in one particular modality. Light dry herb vapes like the Titan 1 and Titan 2 are prime examples of this. Other vapes like the SteamCloud EVOD can accommodate dry herbs as well as wax and oil concentrates.
MORE OR LESS BREAKABLE
One thing to consider when it comes to a light-weight vaporizer is the fact that it is light-weight and can therefore be more easily prone to unintended accidents from a knock off a table or a gust of wind. Combine that with a vape that is circularly designed to roll, and you have a fine recipe for disaster. Fortunately, there are hybrid vapes that combine the pen style with flattened curves to mitigate such issues, such as the Titan 2.
WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
When it comes to choosing either a heavy vape or a light vape will depend on personal preference. Some people want a heavy desktop vape that will not be easily knocked over or will provide the user with long, drawn-out vape sessions. Others want that happy medium of having a heavy vape that is more like a pen and can also accommodate any type of vape session. Others still would prefer to have a very light and airy pen that is convenient to carry and, also stealthy.
REPUTABLE COMPANIES MATTER
Quality vapes that combine these features will always be backed by a reputable company. The key thing to remember here is that if you are going to go for a heavy vape, whether it is a desktop or box mod, make sure it comes from a high-quality brand that can offer replacement parts in case things are amiss. This is even more important for light vapes since they are more prone to breakage from inadvertent mistakes. It all boils down to personal preference.
If you are going to choose a light vape, go for one that is not entirely rounded unless you are experienced and aware of your environment. Heavy desktop vapes are more expensive, and so investing in one is a serious consideration. Go for one of these if you are restricting your sessions to at-home and are primarily using dry herbs. Since portable vapes are the most popular, try to go for one that is versatile and can utilize any type of vape session. The perfect combination of light and convenient would be a box mod. In the end it will be up to you what you want, though we hope to simplify your decision-making.