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Best Vaporizers for 4/20: VaporNation’s 2016 Vape Buyer’s Guide

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As reform, decriminalization and outright legalization of marijuana continue to sweep the United States, 4/20 has evolved from a fringe counterculture observance to a massive national celebration of all things cannabis-related. Large-scale gatherings happen across the country and are safe havens where growers, caregivers and everyday enthusiasts can come together and share their love of cannabis culture.

Whether you’re thinking of attending an statewide event, joining a local party, or ringing in the holiday with your cat, your Xbox and a pizza, the VaporNation team wants to make sure you’re doing 4/20 right. We’ve assembled a list of our top vaporizer picks to help ensure your lungs stay happy and healthy for the holiday. These pocket-sized portables and super-discreet vape pens are great gadgets to add to your arsenal, and are ideal options for anyone interested in a healthier, more efficient and more convenient means of enjoying herbs and concentrates, whether on April 20 or all year round.

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DaVinci Ascent

Best Cannabis Vaporizers 2016: DaVinci Ascent portable cannabis vaporizer

Built by DaVinci to be the go-anywhere, do-anything vaporizer, the Ascent is in a class of its own when it comes to versatility, which makes it the perfect companion for an active lifestyle. Its high-quality construction includes a 100 percent glass-on-glass vapor delivery system which eliminates impurities, resulting in ultra-pure and full-flavor vapor on every hit. Utilizing advanced electronic components, including a long-wave infrared heating core, the Ascent is able to adjust and maintain an accurate and consistent internal temperature, and a glass-lined ceramic filling chamber distributes that heat uniformly through the plant material.

With the available water tool adapter, you can connect the Ascent to your favorite bong and utilize it as a water filtration device, which moisturizes and hydrates your vapor. In addition to standard heating methods, the Ascent also gives you the option to program your own temperature patterns, allowing for custom temperature increase during vaporization sessions.

Haze Dual V3

Best Cannabis Vaporizers 2016: Haze Dual V3 portable dry herb and wax vaporizer

The Haze Dual V3 from Atlanta-based Haze Technologies is the first and only portable dual-chamber vaporizer. This allows users to pack the specialized chamber canisters with twice as much herb for extended sessions, or gives the option of packing one can with herb and the other with wax, letting you seamlessly transition between the two at your convenience. Pocket-sized and completely self-contained, the Haze Dual V3 is ideal for vape sessions on the go.

Since launching the first Haze in early 2014, the V3 has been reconfigured with improved parts, design, functionality and user experience. Choose between the redesigned stainless steel or glass mouthpieces, and select from four preset temperature settings to tailor your experience. For even more customization, the Haze includes two different screens, allowing for precise control over the type of vapor produced. Use the conduction screens if you prefer thicker, more visible clouds, or the convection screens for smoother, tastier draws. Removable and replaceable lithium-ion batteries coupled with a best-in-class 10 year warranty mean the Haze is built for the long haul, and will last for years to come.

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Vapir Prima

Best Cannabis Vaporizers 2016: Vapir Prima portable dry herb and concentrate cannabis vaporizer

The Prima is the latest portable innovation from one of the most trusted names in vaporizer industry, Vapir. Featuring a modern design and optimized heat settings, it supports both dry herbs and wax concentrates, and delivers exceptional vapor flavor and density. A removable stainless steel vapor channel and replaceable 3200mAh lithium-ion battery give the Prima an edge over the competition, and the vape’s brushed aluminum exterior is available in four eye-catching colors.

The Prima’s unique design utilizes an advanced airflow system capable of producing cloud after cloud of crisp, delicious vapor. Simple to use and maintain, the removable vapor path allows for easy cleaning to ensure fresh vapor during every session. Intuitive one-button operation allows you to easily toggle between the four heat settings, which range from 348° to 399°F.

#ThisThingRips OG Four 2.0

Best Cannabis Vaporizers 2016: #ThisThingRips OG Four 2.0 portable vape pen

Dabs, shatter, crumble, wax, oil: no matter what you call them, concentrates have become a huge part of the cannabis community, and the popularity of dabbing has arguably surpassed that of flower in recent years with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Until recently, wax enthusiasts had to choose between the power of a desktop rig and the portability and convenience of a wax pen vaporizer. However, the latest generation of wax pens–especially those from industry heavyweight #ThisThingRips–are incorporating high-quality quartz crystal components with calibrated low-temperature heating coils to create a higher standard of vape pen.

#ThisThingRips took the industry by storm with the release of its flagship R Series 2 pen vaporizer, and recently, it built on that success with the exceptional OG Four 2.0. Orange and chrome combine to give the OG a look unequivocally its own, but it’s what’s under the hood that really separates this little guy from the competition. By replacing premium ceramic with rare Lava-Quartz (a proprietary patented technology), the OG Four 2.0 lets the true taste of dabs shine through. A deep dish design ensures there’s plenty of room to load your concentrate while protecting the calibrated low-temp heating coil from accidental exposure. Like the R Series 2, the OG Four 2.0 is powered by a long-lasting 650mAh battery and is 510 threaded for universal compatibility.

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Cloud Pen 3.0

Best Cannabis Vaporizers 2016: Cloud Pen 3.0 portable cannabis vaporizer

Orange County-based Cloud Pen is widely recognized as one of the originators of the ellipse-style wax pen. Often imitated but never duplicated, Cloud Pen’s award-winning products utilize advanced, patented atomizers which allow for a high level of customization and tasty, authentic dab hits with every draw. Engineered by heavy essential oil enthusiasts, each and every Cloud Pen features high-quality construction and eye-catching designs.

The popular Cloud Pen 3.0 kit includes the most powerful Cloud Pen yet, plus an array of attachments and accessories. Equipped with a long-lasting 650mAh battery, the pen will withstand hours of continuous use, and its 25-second drag time allows for huge hits. The kit comes with some of Cloud Pen’s most popular patented atomizers, all featuring hand-wrapped Titanium coils and click-in technology to ensure a secure connection: choose from a Ceramic Rod Dual Coil atomizer with an Atlas 3.0 Glass Globe for wax and oils, or the Medi Grade Vertical Coil atomizer for dry herbs.

Also included are a silicone-cured Cloud Jar to store wax concentrates, and a C-Tensil dab tool for easy handling and loading. Each Cloud Pen 3.0 features metallic gold accents and LED light indicators, which change from white to red once battery life is below 10 percent. Available in 12 colors, including Slime Green, Sizurp Purple and Reggae Red, it’s easy to find a 3.0 that matches your style and personality.