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The Beginner’s Guide to Portable Vapes

The Beginner’s Guide to Portable Vapes

Portable vapes are a trend that is here to stay. These easy-to-use and convenient devices offer an alternative to smoking while providing a quality experience. With so many different types of vapes available, it can be difficult to find one that works best for your needs and the lifestyle you lead. This beginner’s guide will help you find the pen that best suits you.

What Materials will you be Vaping?

Vape pens are typically compatible with only one type of material. Most pens will be for use with concentrates and/or e-liquids, or with dried flower. Make sure to double check that the device you purchase is compatible with your preferred material. The Pax3 will work with both concentrates and dried flower.

Pen or Portable

Though “portable” is a term that can be used to describe both types of devices, portable vaporizers differ from vape pens in their features and the quality of the smoke produced. If you’re looking for something slender and discreet, a vape pen is the choice for you. Portable vapes tend to be larger due to the capabilities built into the system. While pens are generally only for concentrates, a portable will typically be able to handle both types of materials. With better temperature control and generally larger batteries, a portable vape will produce a better quality vapor. Portable vapes can come in all sorts of shapes, including some that are shaped like an inhaler for extra discreteness.

Protected by Warranty

Nobody wants to be that guy who buys a new vape, only to have it fall apart on him a month later. Don’t be that guy. Check for a warranty. The longer the warranty is, the more confidence the manufacturer has in their product. Also, make sure to read the fine print, as some warranties will only cover the battery. Look for warranties that last for at least a year. It will always be worth it to find a vaporizer that is durable. Accidents happen, things get dropped or sat on. Make sure you’re prepared for the worst!


As always, price is a key factor when finding a vaporizer that will work for you. Pens will be more affordable than portable vapes, ranging from $30 to $100. While portable vapes can run from $150 to $300. This price difference is largely due to the complexity of portable vapes and features that may be available. One thing to also keep in mind is whether or not your vape of choice will require many accessories. Factoring in the price of accessories, as well as shipping and handling, may save you and your wallet some heartache.

Battery Strength

When choosing a vape it’s important to consider battery strength. If you are buying a vape to use when you are away from a power source for a long time (like the occasional road trip or kick ass concert), you should look for a vape that won’t crap out on you halfway through the day. Not to mention that the battery power also dictates how fast the device will heat up. If you’re looking for a device that will last you all day and that you won’t have to wait to heat up, go with one that has a battery power of at least 1100mAh.

Prep and Maintenance

There are several models of pens and portable vapes that will need some attention before being used for the first time. You may be required to heat the device to full temperature and let it run for a few minutes or even drain the on-board battery. It’s always important to thoroughly read the owner’s manual before use. As for maintenance, each model may have specific cleaning instructions and it’s important to read through these before use. A regularly cleaned vape will last longer and produce better vapor quality.

Always remember that research is key to finding the vape that will be best for you. We hope this is enough to get you started on your vaping journey.