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Dry Herb & Oil Vapes: Everything You Need to Know

Dry herb and oil vaporizers have grown in popularity because they're compact, lightweight and discreet. Of course, this makes them perfect for vaping on-the-go, or with discretion whenever necessary. You no longer have to fumble with lighters and bulky glass pipes during events or in places where it's not only impractical, but downright foolish.

These handheld vapes can be used anywhere because they run on a battery, and don't require a power outlet or a flame. Many of the new dry herb and oil vape pens on the market today feature very advanced technology. Precision temperature controls, advanced heating methods and longer battery life are among the key features of modern, premium handheld vapes. In this post, we'll break down everything you need to know about dry herb and oil vapes, so you'll be a pro when browsing our online headshop.

Vapes: Portable & Discreet

Portable vapes come in wide range of styles, sizes and shapes. Some of these pieces are so small that they can be concealed in the palm of your hand, even while smoking.

Other portable vapes trade size for improved functionality, with an increased battery life and better heating chambers.

Portable Vapes for Dry Herbs and Oils

Depending on the particular model, portable vapes can be used to smoke waxes, dry herbs, or both. When smoking waxes with vape pens, smokers are actually dabbing, just with fewer steps than a traditional dab rig. Portable dry herb vaporizers provide smokers with thick, flavorful vapor.

Portable Vapes for High-Quality Smoking

Primitive portable vaporizers could not hold a candle to the more advanced desktop style vaporizers. But, with lithium-ion batteries and generally stronger technology, modern portable vapes can offer smokers a much higher-quality experience. In fact, most portable vapes even allow users to take a hit while the unit is charging.

2 Vape Heating Style Options

There are two main ways that portable vapes heat your dry herbs and waxes.

1. Conduction:

Some portable vapes are conduction-based. This means that the dry herbs or wax make direct contact with the heating coil. This method allows the pen to produce smoke much faster, and is especially common for heating wax.

2. Convection:

Operating more efficiently than conduction-based vape pens, convection pens extract and heat only the active ingredients. This produces a smooth vapor with incredible flavor.

3 Best Kinds of Vape Pens

Popular for their portability and ease of use, vape pens are the top choice for on-the-go smokers. These pen-shaped vaporizers can be easily and discreetly stored-- in pocketbooks, backpacks, and even pockets to bring on road trips.

These vape pens utilize conduction heating technology, meaning that smokers can heat their dry herbs or waxes with the click of a button. When you want to remain discreet, vape pens offer the highest level of secrecy. Smokers can simply take a hit of the vape pen, all while keeping it tucked within their hand. Generally, vape pens fit into one of three categories:

1. Dry Herb Vape Pens:

These vaporizers use the same dry herbs that you would put in a glass water pipe.

2. Wax and Concentrate Pens:

If you prefer the flavor of waxes and concentrates, then choose the waxes and concentrate pens.

3. E-Juice Vape Pens:

Rather than waxes or dry herbs, these vape pens use e-juice.

Depending on the design of the specific piece, vape pens either have a single, double or triple coil atomizer. These atomizers are either made of quartz or ceramic.


When you do not want to light a glass water pipe or glass bowl, dry herb vaporizers offer a flameless way to smoke. They have become increasingly popular in recent years. Thanks to recent advances in technology, vapes are now more efficient and powerful than ever. Herbal Vaporizers work great with tobacco, dry herbs, and other herbal blends.

How do Dry Herb Vapes Work?

Herbal vaporizers heat up your dry herbs to create smoke without ever introducing a flame. Using hot air, these herbal vapes release the active ingredients of the dry herbs, without combusting them, and releasing the potentially harmful toxins. Rather than heating dry herbs to a very high temperature (as one would do during the bong smoking process), dry herb vapes heat waxes and concentrates to the precise temperature. This releases only the medical compounds in the herbs, without activating the potentially harmful and toxic chemicals that come into play at high temperatures.

Like other vaporizers, dry herb vapes release a vapor, rather than hot smoker, for smokers to inhale.

The Benefits of Using a Dry Herb Vaporizer

People who smoke herbal vaporizers enjoy many benefits. First and foremost, smoking an herbal vaporizer is much less harmful than smoking dry herbs in a glass piece. Rather than the dangerous carcinogens, dry herb vapes only draw from the materials that are combusted. You can also maximize the value of your dry herb, as the vaporizers will not use an excessive amount.

So, purchasing a dry herb vape is a worthwhile purchase in the long run, as it will prevent any waste.

2 Types of Dry Herb Vaporizers

Dry herb vapes come in plenty of styles, shapes and sizes. Finding the one that suits you well takes time.

1. Portable Dry Herb Vapes

These are the most common style of dry herb vapes. Thanks to the incredibly small size of portable dry herb vapes, smokers can conceal these pieces with ease. In some ways, smoking a portable dry herb vape is even more convenient than smoking a glass bowl.

2. Desktop Dry Herb Vapes

For smokers that prefer at-home vaping sessions, desktop vapes are the best choice. These tabletop vapes offer smokers more options than the typical vape pen. Not only can smokers adjust the temperature, they can also adjust the heating time, and in some pieces, fan settings. These premium dry herb vapes will offer an unparalleled vaping experience.


As we see this exceptional advancements in the world of smoking, we'll continue to adapt and deliver you the best of everything. Whether it's vape pens or first-class, high-quality CBD products, at Toker Supply we've got you covered.
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