A lot of new portable vaporizers will be hitting the market late 2016 and early 2017. Here are the 8 different portable vapes that I know of releasing in the next month and one that I think will be releasing soon after.
1. Pax 3
First off, we have the Pax 3 vaporizer by PAX Labs. The Pax 3 will boast a bigger battery, 15 second heat up times, fully adjustable temp options and 3 separate ovens for more loading options.
The Pax 3 will drop mid-October for $274.00.
10/20/16: Just finished up the review. Check out my full Pax 3 Review.
PAX Labs also dropped the price on the Pax 2 to $199. Both the Pax 2 and 3 will come with 10 year warranties.
2. Pax ERA
The Pax ERA is a portable pen vaporizer meant exclusively for oils. The ERA uses pods that are pre-filled and can be bought in dispensaries but not online. First reports on the pods are very good and I’ve been told that they are the best of all the different pens available.
The Pax ERA will retail for $59.99 and will be released 9/29/16. The ERA comes with a one year warranty and will only be available in Colorado and California for the time being.
*Both the Pax 3 and Pax ERA come with the new Pax Vapor APP and both units will connect to the APP via Bluetooth.
Go here to check out more info about the Pax 3 and Pax ERA.
3. Davinci IQ
The Davinci IQ is a brand new portable vaporizer out of Davinvci Vaporizers. The IQ looks to go after the Pax 3 with a retail price of $274.99, 10-year warranty and a release date of October 31st.
The IQ APP allows you to set 4 temp settings and then the device automatically picks the best temp for your session. The APP basically controls everything and even allows you to turn the vape on using your phone.
The Davinci IQ looks to be smaller than the Ascent and easily pocketable so I’m super excited to get my hands on the IQ. I will be sure to update this article and post pictures on Instagram when I pick up the Davinci IQ portable vaporizer.
4. Boundless CFV
Boundless entered the market with the CFX and the CF. Both of these vaporizers have been huge hits with quick pre-heat times, great battery life and very easy to use.
Now they are releasing their first FULL convection portable vaporizer, the CFV. The CFV is currently on pre-order for $219.99 and will be available Oct 1st 2016. The CFV uses interchangeable heat retention rings that allow you to customize your session with a variety of flavors and effectiveness.
Pre-Order one here.
I’ll update this article when I get one in my hands and finished with the review.
5. Boundless CFC
Next up is the CFC by Boundless. The CFC is basically a CF but smaller and cheaper. The CFC will retail for $85 and it comes with a single 18650 battery. It will come with a full temp spectrum (140-446F) and will heat up in 20-30 seconds. Pre-order starts Oct 26th and the Boundless CFC will be released November 1st.
6. Flowermate Swift Pro
The Flowermate Swift PRO full convection portable vaporizer will be hitting the market right along with the CFV. I’m extremely excited to get both of these units in my hands and begin testing.
The Swift PRO will be pretty similar to the CFV with an isolated vapor path, full temp spectrum via on vape display, interchangeable chamber walls (Borosilicate glass and stainless steel), and micro USB charging. They pretty much look the same, function the same and will both retail for $220. So like I said, I’ll be excited to test them both out and see if there are any differences.
For now, it seems that you will get one more interchangeable wall with the CFV. Check out the puffitup Blog for a first look at the Swift Pro with pictures.
7. Firewood 4.0
Another full convection unit hitting the market is the Firewood 4.0. I’ve used the 3.0 and I wasn’t a big fan of the lack of consistency but I did like the quick heat up time. I’m hoping the Firewood 4 will address my ease of use concerns because I really like the taste created from this device.
The Firewood 4.0 automatically begins heating the device when you draw, the coils heat up to temp in under 5 seconds and the device will produce vapor in less than 20 seconds. You get 4 temp settings, vibration feedback and replaceable 18650’s. Still no word on the price but the Firewood 3 was $150 so I imagine it will be around there.
8. Sticky Brick Hydro
Sticky Brick Labs just released the Sticky Brick Junior which is a pretty impressive butane portable vaporizer. I personally like the “Brick” a little more because the bigger glass allows me to get more of a visual feedback on vapor production. But the impressive part with the Junior is that all the components conceal into a wooden box that fits pretty nicely in your pocket.
Now they are releasing the Sticky Brick Hydro which is designed to fit your 18mm glass pieces. You can also connect a whip for use with other glass. The Sticky Brick Hydro will retail for $154.95 and available for order October 3rd, 2016.
New Vape Rumors
Crafty/Mighty – I’m completely speculating but if I were a betting man, I would wager Storz and Bickel is up to something. The Crafty is a great vaporizer when you look at vapor quality, ease of use and overall portability but the heat up time and battery life is extremely outdated at this point. The Crafty uses the same battery that was in the Pax 1 if that helps to put things into perspective.
A Crafty Plus or Crafty 2 with removable batteries or just a bigger battery with longer battery life would be nice. But like I said, I’m purely speculating. I would also like to see a Mighty with removable batteries.
The Haze Square is also rumored to be dropping some time in the near future. The latest from Scott on FC says that they are still hoping to get it out by the end of the year. Here is the full Haze Square thread on fc with some pictures of a prototype. Nothing is final and that’s why it’s not on the list.
Leave a comment below or hit me up on my contact page if I missed anything.
What are your thoughts?
Questions: (leave your responses in the comments)
1. Who do you think will come out with the next new portable?
2. What features would you like to see most?
3. What new portable are you most excited for?
1. Storz and Bickel
2. Convection, free flowing, portability
3. Toss up between Davinci IQ and Pax 3