The interactive diagrams below will guide you through the process of vaporization using three common types of vaporizers: Standard Vaporizers, Portable Vaporizers, and Forced Air Vaporizers. Standard Vaporizers typically utilize a ceramic heating element and require the user to pull hot air over the herbs through a whip attachment, allowing the user to maintain maximum control over the vaporizing process. Portable Vaporizers are exactly that - portable. These compact and lightweight vaporizers are made for vapor enthusiasts on the go. Portable Vaporizers can be used almost anywhere and are very simple to operate. Forced-Air Vaporizers represent the new wave of Vaporizers. These high-quality Vaporizers utilize a Forced-Air system, which is quite simply an internal fan that propels hot air over your herbs.
Popular Standard Vaporizers: VaporBrothers, Hot Box and Silver Surfer
Pen-Style Vaporizers represent the new wave of vaporizers. They are a type of handheld vaporizer which is growing in popularity due to their aesthetic simplicity and similarity to a common "e-cigarette". Vaporizer pens are optimal for enjoying e-liquids, essential oils, and concentrates. Vaporizer pens are much more subtle and discreet than their larger portable counterparts; they generate vapor by heating material inside one of the following containers:
- Atomizer — A chamber containing a small heating coil that creates convection current, vaporizing the active ingredients in the oil or herb cartridge.
- Cartomizer — This is a combination of a cartridge and atomizer. In this setup, a conduction current occurs because the material is in direct contact with the heating coil.
Popular Pen-Style Vaporizers: AtmosRx, Dube and Pulsar Ninja
Popular Forced-Air Vaporizers: Volcano, Vapir Rise and Arizer Extreme Q.