Welcome to my list for top portable vaporizers under $150. The portable vaporizer market is growing fast, and we are finally starting to see some vapes at the lower price points that are actually solid.
For the longest time, the only decent vape in this price range was the MFLB, so it’s exciting to get some more options.
Not only are we breaking through the mid $100 price range, but there are some solid options on this list for portable vaporizers under $100 as well. My favorite of them being the POTV One, which I talk more about below.
Watch out for Knock-Offs
One thing to be really careful about with this price range is re-branded products at inflated prices. It is not uncommon to find $20 cheap vapes (Chinese) sold for $100 or more. So, I suggest you stick to vapes on this list, but if you come across another vape you are considering, please leave me a comment below, and I will let you know if I have tried it.
The main differences between the cheaper vapes and some of the other top-ranked portables are the higher-end units typically use better materials and produce better vapor quality. They are also more durable and include better and usually more extended manufacturer warranties.
However, each of the vaporizers I’ve listed below is worth its price, uses safe materials, and an overall good value.
Quick Tip for Beginner Vaporist
Vaporizers perform night and day better with a grinder. My top pick for the best herb grinder is the Brilliant Cut Grinder, but I also have a full breakdown of my top-rated herb grinders if you wanted to see some more options. Hit me up in the comments below if you have any questions.
Without further ado, here are my top picks for the best portable vaporizers under $150.
Top Portable Vaporizers under $150
Directions: Click a vaporizer below to go to that section and read more. Click the Shop button to check current pricing from an authorized retailer.
|Fury Edge||$149||Shop Fury Edge|
|Pax 2||$149||Shop Pax 2|
|POTV One||$99||Shop POTV One|
|Davinci Miqro||$74 w/ Code||Shop Miqro|
|Boundless CF||$98||Shop CF|
|Sticky Brick JR||$149||Shop Junior|
|Dynavap 2020 M||$75||Shop 2020 M|
|XMAX V2 Pro||$68 w/ Code||Shop V2 Pro|
“Best Portable Under $150”
My top pick for the best portable vaporizer under $150 is the Fury Edge. The Edge vaporizer by Healthy Rips features a Hybrid (Convection and Conduction) heating system with a 20-second average heat-up time, a full temperature spectrum (320F to 430F), and USB-C charging.
I consider the EDGE one of the best “complete package” vaporizers for the money. The only other vaporizer I would consider in this price range that rivals the Fury Edge’s performance is the Pax 2, next on this list.
Six reasons I prefer the Fury Edge over the Pax 2:
- USB-C Charging vs. Micro USB (90 vs. 120+ minutes).
- 20-Second Heat-Up vs. 45 seconds on Pax 2.
- Hybrid Heating vs. Full Conduction with Pax 2.
- The Fury Edge is the freer-flowing device of the two.
- The Pax 2 requires a more frequent and arduous cleaning regiment.
- Haptic Feedback on Fury Edge.
While I still prefer the sleek, pocket-friendly Pax 2 for the portability aspect, the Fury Edge is a small vaporizer as well. It’s just a smidgen bulkier.
The last thing I will mention about the Fury Edge portable vaporizer is that it’s an absolute beast with water pieces. The powerful stainless-steel heater in the Fury Edge can easily keep up with high temp aggressive draws.
If you have $150 to throw down on a vaporizer, get the Fury Edge. You won’t regret it. Click here to pick it up directly from healthy rips.
The second-best option for the “best portable vape under $150” is the Pax 2. The Pax 2 features a 100% conduction heating system, four preset temp options (360/380/4200/420), and a 2600mAh battery averaging about 90 minutes of use.
Why I like the Pax 2
The main reason I like my Pax 2 vaporizer, and why it’s #2 on this list, is because it’s practically indestructible. I use the Pax 2 most while hiking, biking, or anything outdoor where I know it could take a beating, and Pax 2 can do just that.
I don’t recommend doing any of it intentionally, but the Pax vaporizers are made for rugged adventures, and the slender profile allows you to pocket it for use on the go easily.
The other reason I like my Pax vaporizers is that they’ve been around forever. It’s a reliable vaporizer that’s relatively easy to use with excellent battery life.
What I dislike about the Pax 2
Cleaning. The Pax 2 gets dirty quickly, especially if you are not a clean and tidy type. It’s important to empty the chamber immediately after a session. After a session, herbs left in the chamber will leave debris in the vapor path and increase draw resistance.
When the draw resistance starts going up, it’s time to clean the vapor path and chamber. It’s much better than the OG Pax but still not as easy as the other vaporizers listed on this page.
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The POTV One is the cheaper of the two ($99 vs. $109) and comes with an added straight black mouthpiece. The glass mouthpiece keeps the entire vapor path clean and free of any plastic. Starting from the stainless-steel vapor path, flowing through the titanium chamber, and ending via the straight black glass mouthpiece.
The POTV ONE vaporizer also features haptic feedback, which is a nice addition.
Lastly, while it’s a small feature, I think it makes a huge difference. The POTV One comes with a Stainless Steel MESH screen, which is easier to clean, and a freer-flowing setup. The Fury 2 uses a printed screen, which tends to clog faster and increases draw resistance from the get-go.
My testing has shown very little difference, if any, in the Titanium vs. Stainless-Steel chamber options. I honestly don’t think you will notice it either.
You can only get The ONE directly from POTV (Shop POTV One), and I recommend picking up the Fury 2 (Shop Fury 2) directly from HealthyRips. Both places offer excellent customer service and fast, discreet shipping.
Price: $74 w/ Code WIZARD30
The Davinci Miqro has been my top portable vaporizer under $100 for quite some time, BUT I’m digging the freer-flowing vapor path of the POTV One. So, while I still think the Miqro is a great pick, for many reasons, that’s why the POTV One and the Fury 2 are rated higher.
The Davinci Miqro features a 100% conduction heating system, a full temp spectrum (300F – 430F), and a replaceable battery system.
The Smallest Vape I’ve Tested
The Miqro is THE SMALLEST portable vaporizer I have ever tested. If you know anything about my reviews, I tend to value portability, durability, and ruggedness a little more than most. I like to use my vaporizers outside, and the Miqro is, by far, one of the easiest vaporizers to pocket and use out on the go.
It’s easily concealed in the palm of your hand and perfect for those 1-2 person sessions.
Battery Information (Average Life, Charging Times)
While the size is a huge upside to the Miqro, it’s also a downside because the batteries are much smaller than most other portables. This means the Miqro is NOT the best vaporizer for heavier users or big groups because it simply won’t keep up.
It’s 100% awesome that the Miqro features a replaceable battery system. Still, a fully charged battery only lasts about 30 minutes, which equals out to about three or four sessions, depending on your usage. It will take roughly 90-110 minutes to charge a battery within the unit fully.
Who is the Miqro for?
So with that said, the Miqro is the perfect vaporizer for someone who needs absolute portability but only vapes maybe a few times a day. Upgrade to the Edge if you need better battery life or think you’ll be using it more than a few seshes a day.
I recommend picking up the Miqro directly from Davinci. Use the coupon code “WIZARD30” to save 30% at checkout.
The Boundless CF vaporizer is my overall favorite handheld dry herb vaporizer in this price range. The CF is a great first-time vape because it is straightforward and forgiving to use.
Easy to load and Use
The CF will produce dense and consistent vapor with a coarse or fine grind. It will work with a full oven or a partially full bowl, and it is one of the fastest heating portables at around 20 seconds.
The CF features five temperature settings (355F, 370F, 385F, 400F, and 415F) and a fully isolated air-path. Meaning the airflow never comes in contact with the electronics or batteries, something all the high ends vapes have, but many cheaper units skip over.
Excellent Vapor Quality for the Price
Overall the CF has the best flavor and vapor quality of the battery-powered units in this price range. It fits nicely in the pocket and features above-average battery life.
Lastly, the unit comes with a three-year warranty on the unit itself and a one year warranty for the battery. Click here to pick it up for $98.
Sticky Brick Jr
The Sticky Brick Junior is different than the rest of these vaporizers because it doesn’t use a battery. Sticky Brick vaporizers feature 100% pure convection heating via a butane torch.
The Sticky Brick Jr. is handmade in North Carolina out of beautiful natural hardwood. The vaporizer is held together with strong magnets surrounded by a built-in case to protect itself and look inconspicuous.
The Sticky Brick is the only portable convection vaporizer on this list, which means the heated air passed through the herbs to extract them, rather than being heated by conduction where the herbs are touching the sides of a heated oven.
Convection Heating = Better Vapor Quality
Convection heating does a few noticeable things for the Sticky Brick:
- The Sticky Brick Jr. will have no heat-up time. You click the torch on and go.
- The Jr will give you much larger, more potent, and tastier rips than the other units.
- While the Sticky Brick is more efficient and tastes better, it will take more practice and technique to get the best results. This is because your draw speed, flame size, and how close you hold the torch determines how hot the herbs are getting.
I use this vaporizer more than the others on this list because of the pure taste and quick heat-ups, but admittedly, it is not for everyone. Click here to pick up the Sticky Brick Junior.
Dynavap Vapcap M
Like the Sticky Brick Junior, this is another butane vape powered by a torch or lighter (not included). However, unlike the Junior, The M uses conduction heating rather than convection.
The Dynavap M is a portable butane powered vaporizer. It works by using a torch to heat the end of the cap until you hear a click. Then you start drawing.
As it cools down, it will make another audible click, letting you know ready to take more draws. This patent-pending technology tells you the correct temperature with a click, which is pretty awesome in my book.
I like the VapCaps because of their portability, relatively inexpensive pricing, and the fact they are virtually indestructible. I’ll lose a cap from time to time, but I never have to worry about breaking my Dynvap Vaporizers.
The other reason I like my Dynavap vaporizers is the vapor quality. Even though they use conduction heating, the “M” is pretty free-flowing and allows for some aggressive draws, especially through glass water pieces.
The Dynavap Vapcap M currently retails for $75. Click here to pick it up from my recommend authorized retailer.
XMAX V2 Pro
The Xmax V2 Pro is one of the cheapest battery-powered portable vaporizers that I recommend. It features five preset temps (356F, 374F, 392F, 410F, 428F), a replaceable 18650 battery system, and a ceramic heating chamber.
It produces vapor that is a bit hotter and harsher than the rest because the bowl is at the top and the mouthpiece is relatively small. But overall, this vape performs, and it’s only $68 with code “puffedup.”
I do suggest you pick up the Glass mouthpiece for an extra $10.
- It makes the vapor cooler and smoother.
- The screen is larger, so it gets clogged less and needs to be cleaned less often.
You can also pick up a water pipe adapter for an extra $10 if you already have some glass you want to hook it up with.
Outside the price, one of the best features of the Xmax V2 Pro is that it features an isolated and sealed vapor path. It also uses a replaceable 18650 battery system. These batteries are cheap and extremely common.
Best Under $150 Wrap-Up
Thank you for taking the time to check out my list for the Top Portable Vaporizes under $150. Check out my list of the best portable vaporizers if you wanted to see more options.
Leave a comment below if you have any suggestions for improving this article or would like to see any new portable vaporizers added to this list.