Do you want to start vaping, but feel lost about where to begin because the options seem endless? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is your go-to guide if you’re a vaping virgin and want some guidance for your first vaporizer purchase. These are our five choices for the best vaporizers for beginners in 2022, with explanations about the most important features to look out for when making that first purchase.
IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A BEGINNER VAPORIZER
The most important feature of any beginner vaporizer is that it's, well, easy to use for beginners! It’s crucial that your first vaping sessions are easy and enjoyable. These vaporizers are exactly that, super beginner friendly, and will leave you loving your vaporizer.
As a beginner you’ll love having a portable vaporizer, particularly for the sneaky vaping options it opens to you, but it also gives you the freedom of using it absolutely anywhere. On the go, or at home. You won’t be stuck with a desktop vaporizer that’s tied to the wall while you’re still new and exploring.
We totally get it, price matters when you're choosing your first vaporizer, it’s hard to commit a lot of money to something you’ve never tried before. The vaporizers on this list are all in the lower end of the price scale, so they're safe and wise choices for giving vaporizing a go. Once you factor in the amount of money you'll save by switching to vaping instead of smoking these vaporizers will quickly pay for themselves.
When choosing your beginner vaporizer you’ll also need to consider whether it’s powered by a battery (rechargeable and/or replaceable) or by an external heat source, such a torch lighter or induction heater.
BEST BEGINNER VAPORIZER #1 - XMAX V3 PRO
The XMAX V3 Pro is a brilliant choice for beginners and vaping veterans alike, this stealthy pen style vaporizer is perfect to take on-the-go and is creatively engineered with high-quality materials and high-end features. The value for money on offer here is difficult to beat.
Compatible with dry concentrate or dry herb, the V3 Pro heats up in about 15 seconds and primarily uses convection heating to pump out huge, terpy clouds of vapour. At just 15cm in length and weighing under 120g, it’s small enough to comfortably fit in your pocket, yet it still has a sizable 18650 battery for long sessions and USB-C charging for quick recovery between them.
The V3 Pro is easy to operate and is a great choice for beginners, especially when used in on-demand mode where you simply hold a button down while you take a hit. You do need to inhale a little harder on it than you do with some other vapes, but you’ll have the technique nailed after a couple of bowls.
BEST BEGINNER VAPORIZER #2 - DYNAVAP M 2021
The 2021 model of the DynaVap M continues to be an industry standard and is easy to recommend as a first vaporizer. At a super affordable price, the DynaVap M 2021 has a unique and tiny pen-shaped design which pumps out mega tasty clouds. Its unique adjust-a-bowl feature makes it possible to alter the bowl size to accommodate micro or major sessions, so you have the options of increased efficiency or longer and harder hitting sessions.
This vape is externally heated, which means you can use almost anything hot to heat it, but the easiest and most effective options are definitely a torch lighter or an induction heater. The need for an external heat source does create an additional cost, but if you consider that a DynaVap is tough enough to last a lifetime, it makes sense to invest in an easy-to-use heating device for more enjoyable sessions in the long term.
The DynaVap M 2021 does require a bit more user technique than some vapes due to the manual heating method, but if you follow the included instructions and stop heating when you hear the click you can’t go too far wrong. An awesome aspect of the DynaVap experience is the vast range of third-party options for customization, if there’s something you want to change about your DynaVap there’s a high chance that there’s already an accessory available that will do it.
BEST BEGINNER VAPORIZER #3 - FURY 2 BY HEALTHY RIPS
The Fury 2 by Healthy Rips is a super small vaporizer that somehow still packs a surprising punch. This super sneaky device is extremely easy to palm and conceal, which is perfect for beginners still new to keeping things low key. You can trust this little beast will have your back though, the mix of conduction and convection heating means it rips hard and you’ll be left feeling more than satisfied after a session.
The rechargeable (but not replaceable) battery of the Fury 2 gets the heater to temperature in about 20 seconds (I'd recommend giving it about 10 more seconds to ensure you get the thickest vapour), lasts for 40 minutes of use per charge, and has a recharge time of 75 - 90 minutes via micro USB. The slick metal unibody design makes it light but strong, and it features a bright OLED display for displaying important information and controlling the unit.
The Fury 2 is very easy-to-use, making it a great choice for beginners, there’s basically no technique necessary, just turn it on and inhale gently once it has reached temperature, it doesn’t get much easier than that. The Fury 2 is sure to start your future love-affair with vaping.
BEST BEGINNER VAPORIZER #4 - FURY EDGE BY HEALTHY RIPS
The newer and slightly more expensive Healthy Rips model - the Fury Edge raised the bar again for Healthy Rips, and is another perfect beginner vaporizer for those willing to spend a little bit more on a vaporizer or those after a vaporizer to share. Like its siblings, the Fury Edge is made of extremely tough Kirksite alloy and although it's only 1cm taller than the Fury 2, it packs 40% more capacity into the 2300mAh battery.
This vaporizer can be charged much faster than previous models thanks to the USB-C connection, and there's a new haptic feedback response when it turns on/off and reaches temperature. The air-path is now completely stainless-steel and there's a glass mouthpiece included for really pure and flavourful hits. With the bigger bowl size and longer auto-shutdown timer than the Fury 2, the Fury Edge is perfect for sharing a session between a couple of people. The best upgrade to the Fury Edge is the new accessory attachment. You can now load your Edge, pop the attachment onto the bowl, and insert any water pipe adapter or bubbler. You can even change accessories in the middle of a session.
Just like the Fury 2, the Fury Edge is simple to use, inhaling gently is the only technique you need, and I find that two big hits are enough to get me where I want to be. It's pretty clear why the Healthy Rips Fury Edge is a heavyweight contender in the vaporizer market, and will continue to be for quite some time.
BEST BEGINNER VAPORIZER #5 - ARIZER AIR 2
The final vaporizer we’d recommend for anyone new to the vaping game is the Arizer Air 2. Arizer has a reputation for making high-quality products and the Air 2 is no exception, it’s practically military grade and rock solid. This vape should last you forever, and if it doesn’t it’s covered by a solid warranty
The Air 2 is a battery powered dry herb vaporizer, with adjustable temperature control and an OLED screen that allows for precise temperature control and makes changing settings dead simple. The removable and rechargeable battery provides about 75 minutes of use, and you can even vape while it’s recharging. When the glass stem is removed it’s an easy to conceal vape, but it loses a few stealth points when the stem is attached because of the extra length.
The draw resistance of the Air 2 is low, and it's one of the easiest vaporizers to use, the vapour is tasty, smooth, and plentiful every time. Although it’s the most expensive vaporizer in this list, the high-quality build and great function means it’s still a worthy contender as a beginner vaporizer.
We believe these are your best options for a beginner friendly vaporizer. Focusing on portable and less expensive models, which really are key to any beginner vape choice, we’ve included models that should satisfy most users' needs. As you can see, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution; it really depends on your preferences, your need for stealth, your choice of herb, and your budget. However, we’re confident you’ll enjoy the performance and ease of use of these affordable beginner vapes and get loads of good times out of them.