Cannabis consumption has evolved in recent years with the introduction of wax concentrates and wax vaporizers.
That’s because wax concentrates allow for the delivery of potent doses of THC while still keeping its footprint small and discreet. Likewise, thanks to the advancement in today’s technology, modern wax vaporizers are often made small and compact because it can deliver solid results without the need for a larger hardware.
Wax vaporizers and wax concentrates became the go-to delivery method for anyone looking for a high-gain, low-profile experience and cannabis consumption experienced an unprecedented evolution right before our very eyes.
This evolution caused a rise in the popularity of wax concentrates, other forms of extracts, and vaporizers used in conjunction with these materials.
With this increased popularity came an increase in the demand for products and manufacturers soon came with their own versions of wax vaporizers. Having said, this surge filled the industry with a slew of wax vaporizers.
We know what you’re thinking.
Now’s the best time to jump right into the heart of wax concentrate consumption and all the benefits and the advantages it offers. While it can make some giddy with excitement, others may feel overwhelmed with the vast number of devices the market has to offer.
But don’t worry, we have you covered with our list of the best wax vaporizers to use in 2020.
But before we go deep into the list, let’s talk about wax vaporizers first.
Just What Exactly is A Wax Vaporizer?
Wax vaporizers are devices intended for the use and vaporization of wax concentrates.
Here’s a brief explanation of what a wax vaporizer is.
Generally, wax vaporizers will have the same components as a dry herb vaporizer but will have a heating element designed and engineered to vaporize wax or other forms of extracts.
This means it will have a battery where it gets its power from, often rechargeable, sometimes fixed or removable. It will also have a body that houses the circuitry and the motherboard. And let’s not forget the mouthpiece which will often hold the heating element.
These heating elements usually come in the form of atomizers in small and portable wax vaporizers like dab pens and wax pens, while larger vaporizers like portable dab rigs and portable e-rigs will often use a cup of some sort.
Heating elements use different materials but the most common heating element used is either made from quartz or ceramic.
Some portable vaporizer models will sport some sort of water filtration but it’s more frequent in larger devices.
Dabbing or consuming wax concentrates used to involve the use of a torch and a nail but vaporizers allowed you to get the same results without the use of a torch making the overall experience safe and convenient.
Speaking of, most of today’s wax vaporizers are geared towards a convenient vaping experience. That’s why the use and operation of these wax vaporizers are made simple and straightforward.
From the small dab pens and wax pens to the larger portable dab rigs and portable e-rigs, one common element is always present – single button operation.
This only means that you’ll have only one button to control and operate your wax vaporizer eliminating the absurdity and the complexity of performing too many steps to achieve your desired result.
Wax vaporizers aren’t exactly too far from other vaporizers. The end goal is still to vaporize the given material but through other means by using varied design and engineering.
Best Wax Vaporizers
Now that you know more about wax vaporizers, it’s time we take a look at some of the best wax vaporizers for 2020.
Puffco Peak Vaporizer
Giving credit where credit is due, the Puffco Peak was the first of its kind.
A portable dab rig that combined power and portability, it gave consumers the vapor production found only on desktop rigs while enjoying convenience and comfort found on smaller and more portable devices.
Since its conception, the Puffco Peak has always been in the top ten of all the lists of the best wax vaporizers online. It offered torch-less heating and made dabbing as easy and as simple as breathing. It was the epitome of what portable dab rigs are and became the golden standard from which all devices to come will be measured.
Puffco has always been a company known for high-quality wax vaporizers but the Puffco Peak was just on another level – they weren’t kidding when they said it can unlock the true potential of your concentrates.
Want to know how?
It came with four preset temperature profiles that were fine-tuned for wax concentrate consumption. It offered a 20-second heat-up time which is 10 seconds faster than what it would take to heat up a nail using a torch. It offered LED lights and haptic feedback for notification.
The Puffco Peak was known for a lot of things but what we really loved about it was its advanced temperature calibration.
This feature meant that the Puffco Peak will always operate at an optimal temperature level – never too hot, never too cold. This means that the results you get from using the Puffco Peak are always consistent, perfect both for when you’re dabbing alone or when you’re partaking in a group session.
Focus V Carta Vape Rig
The Focus V Carta Vape Rig follows the same path as the Puffco Peak but it offers something better with a more affordable price tag.
The Focus V Carta Vape Rig could just well be the perfect example of innovative engineering. They looked at what made portable dab rigs work, kept them, and added what they think would make it better and did so with flying colors.
First, they chose to make the batteries removable. One of the main problems with portable vaporizers is that they’re bound to run out of power. Since these wax vaporizers rely on rechargeable batteries, you’ll always be on the lookout for a wall socket where you can recharge your batteries.
Because the batteries of the Focus V Carta Vape Rig can easily be removed, you no longer have to be tethered to a fixed power source even if your batteries run out of power.
This means you’re no longer restricted to using your portable dab rig and portable vaporizers in places where there’s electricity. We’re talking about having the freedom to take the Carta to camping trips, beach escapades, almost anywhere you can imagine. So long as you pack pre-charged batteries, you’re good to go.
Next, they fashioned their charger and the batteries using USB-C technology.
Compared to using a standard USB and even micro USB, USB-C can provide faster recharge times and can offer a more stable power transfer.
And, arguably the best thing that’s ever happened to portable dab rigs – a downloadable companion application.
It’s the Focus V Carta Vape Rig’s claim to fame in our own humble opinion.
See, out of the box, the Focus V Carta Vape Rig only offers four preset temperature profiles, but with the companion app, you’re getting 33 more settings. Almost all portable dab rigs in the platform offer only a handful of temperature profiles and the Focus V Carta Vape Rig makes it so that you can maximize your materials by personalizing your temperature setting.
The amount of temperature profile the Focus V Carta Vape Rig offers is crazy.
Yocan Evolve Plus XL Vaporizer
When it comes to portable wax vaporizers, the closest thing you can get to superior power is the Yocan Evolve Plus XL Vaporizer.
The Yocan Evolve Plus XL Vaporizer is a vaporizer that’s relatively cheap but does the job perfectly well.
It’s powered by a 4000mAh battery and uses four quartz rods wrapped in high-grade titanium coils. This combination of powerful battery and high-quality heating elements makes the Yocan Evolve Plus XL a force to be reckoned with.
Vapors turn out to be more flavorful and those who want a knock-off-your-socks experience will surely get what they’re looking for.
Having a powerful portable dab rig is one thing but having a small and portable vaporizer is something else.
It makes it so that you can literally take your sessions almost anywhere you go. You can keep the Yocan Evolve Plus XL Vaporizer inside your pocket or in your bag and just pull it out when you need to take a hit.
Because this dab pen is geared towards portability, you’ll find a small wax concentrate stash where you can keep materials making the Evolve Plus XL an all-in-one solution for your on-the-go wax consumption needs.
The Yocan Evolve Plus XL Vaporizer offers three preset temperature settings allowing you to adjust the temperature level for a more personalized experience.
And, temperature isn’t the only thing that’s adjustable with this little bad boy. The Evolve Plus XL also allows airflow adjustment allowing you to play with the smallest detail allowing you to make the most significant impact on your vaping session.
The Yocan Evolve Plus XL is a must-have for those looking for that melt-your-face experience in a small and affordable vaporizer.
G Pen Connect Vaporizer
The G Pen Connect is an awesome vaporizer and is as flexible as wax vaporizers can get.
We’re getting pretty much the same vibe with the G Pen Connect as we had when the Peak came out. It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen.
It’s so different it needs its own platform.
The G Pen Connect Vaporizer seamlessly connects with your water pipes and bongs creating an experience similar to portable dab rigs.
This wax vaporizer uses an 850mAh battery that powers a ceramic heating element. To ensure optimum vaporization, Grenco Science used its patented reverse airflow technology to give the G Pen Connect Vaporizer impeccable airflow.
The G Pen Connect offers a decent three temperature profiles and an extended draw mode for those used to taking long drags and extended pulls from their water pipes.
You can say that the G Pen Connect Vaporizer was made for connoisseurs.
The G Pen Connect Vaporizer uses high-quality ceramic heating elements. Ceramic facilitates low and slow heating and prevents wax from burning.
The G Pen Connect faithfully preserves the overall quality of your select wax concentrates and allows you to enjoy the flavors native to your materials.
By preventing wax from burning, the G Pen Connect ensures that your wax concentrates will always taste their best no matter what.
A few more of the features the G Pen Connect is its ability to connect its parts and pieces magnetically and a spring-loaded carb release that allows fixing clogging when you feel that the airflow is being restricted.
Both these features are also geared towards convenience and ease of use which allows G Pen Connect users to easily vape like a pro making it perfect for both beginners and advanced users alike.
While the wax vaporizers on this list were definitely able to outshine and upstage the rest of the competition, there are wax vaporizers that remain close to our hearts.
Here are some fan favorites worthy of honorable mentions.
Dr. Dabber Ghost
This wax pen was one of the most awarded wax vaporizers to ever grace the market, which is why it’s not surprising to see it still relevant to this day.
The Dr. Dabber Ghost managed to bag coveted awards from the most prestigious award-giving institutions in the cannabis industry.
This dab pen facilitates low and slow heating which is perfect for wax concentrate vaporization. It uses a high-resistance titanium wire evenly wrapped around high-grade wicking material which delivers superb vapors.
Should you find the stock heating element lacking, you’d be glad to know that it’s made to be compatible with a wide array of attachments including bubblers and other water filtration devices.
KandyPens Prism Plus
The Prism Plus from KandyPens is one of the best tasting wax vaporizers we’ve ever tried.
Want to know its secret?
KandyPens used a glass mouthpiece with the Prism Plus to ensure that the vapors remain clean and pure as plastic or steel mouthpieces tend to leave an unwanted aftertaste.
For its price, the KandyPens Prism Plus was a steal as it includes both a ceramic and a quartz-based heating element straight out of the box. You’d also find a spare glass mouthpiece and a dab tool making sure all you need are your concentrates.
So, here we have a list of some of the best wax vaporizers to use this 2020 with a few honorable mentions to get you up to speed with wax vaporizers this coming year.
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the platform, these wax vaporizers are sure to give you your money’s worth.
Make sure to check these wax vapes out if you’re looking to add new devices to your arsenal or if you’re out shopping for your first ever wax vaporizer.