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How to pick a portable???

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by Randy Lahey, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Randy Lahey

    Randy Lahey Active Member

    Over the years Ive owned a volcano digit, a MFLB, some vapir products, and a herbalaire.

    After a while I found myself going back to combustion because I was never really satisfied with what I was experience. I should caveat this - the volcano is awesome, but after a while, I found it cumbersome getting it set up and using it.

    Now that portable vapes are being built much better, I want to give it another whirl because I really dont like smoking. Im not a cig smoker, Im an athlete and want to be healthier.

    I actually have Davinci IQ on order but now Im thinking about cancelling it. Im concerned with the cracking of the ceramic oven that is being reported.

    Originally, before I was really impressed by what I saw about the IQ, I wanted to get an Arizer Air.

    I want a good, discreet portable vape that gives me nice thick clouds. What do you guys recommend? I really want to use an IQ but am worried now. I suppose as long as Divinci honors their warranty it might not be a big issue but I thought Id ask you all. Ive read through tons of reviews and threads on this forum and on YT but its all starting to be a blur lol. What do you guys think? Thanks.
  2. Winegums

    Winegums I make things from wood Accessory Maker

    The Fraser Valley
    How many sessions are you looking to get on the go?
  3. waxdab23

    waxdab23 Well-Known Member

    Southern California
    The Boundless CFX checks off all your boxes, except maybe discretion - it's stealth in look and size, but it is hybrid conduction/convection so it is stinky.

    My friends who still combust are always impressed with its flavor and effectiveness when I bring it around.

    I haven't tried a Mighty yet, but from what I understand, it is a step up from the CFX in terms of quality of vapor.
  4. Randy Lahey

    Randy Lahey Active Member

    Um just a handful, not too many. I mean Im mainly going to use it at home but will def use it on the go too. I dont vape or smoke an awful lot. On the other hand I dont want something that loses charge after one or two sessions.

    I should add that although the crafty and mighty are good options, Im not sure I want to spend that much on a unit. Besides, I dont think those units are very stealthy...Im pissed because I love everything about the IQ but these cracks in the oven have me concerned

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  5. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    There are a lot of portables coming out every day. I would suggest a unit that's been around a year or two. The Arizer Air would fit that. It's very easy to use and clean.

    Not sure if the Davinci IQ would be a better unit or not because I don't have one. Most folks complain about issues and you don't always hear the positive. I was thinking about eventually buying the IQ. I have the Davinci Ascent and it is a good unit. I don't use mine very often any more. The Ascent has great flavor. Davinci is a great company to do business with.

    I use my Milaana and my Solo and Air the most when it comes to a portable here lately.
    There's only so many hours in a day.

    How to pick a portable was your question. So think about your needs and go from there. Don't always look for the one that sparkles the most.
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  6. Randy Lahey

    Randy Lahey Active Member

    thank you! ^

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

    I believe this is the best advice I've read in any "help me choose a vape" thread on this here interweb.
  8. ginolicious

    ginolicious Well-Known Member

    Boundless is making some good vapes. Flowermate swift pro may be an option for you. However this thing dies quickly. Haze V3 has removable battery. Comes with two. Has two bowls. Does both herb and concentrate.
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  9. ShovelHead

    ShovelHead Bikes don't leak oil, they mark their territory!

    I agree with ginolicious and recommend the Haze Dual V3 :clap:
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  10. ginolicious

    ginolicious Well-Known Member

    Oh I forgot to mention one thing. No draw resistance at all in the haze v3. I was shocked.
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  11. snamuh

    snamuh ghost

    Get a ti vapcap...

    I went from mflb, imag+, arizer air, enano, Firefly 2 to the vapcap.

    It hits like a J. Or a bowl.

    The only reason I'm keeping the others is for stealth (FF2) and multi users (AA)

    The AA is great though if you go down that route... But the VC is more like traditional smoking in use and in effect imho.


    For me... VC>enano>AA>MFLB>FF2
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  12. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

    I second the recommendation for a Vapcap. These are tiny, efficient, affordable vapes that rival those that are much more expensive. Here are as some of its features.

    Ease of use: the Vapcap is as easy as smoking a cigarette. It is heated with basically any heat source until the herb chamber covered cap clicks, indicating vaping temps have been reached. No batteries to charge or rotate or keep track of No cords or electrical outlets needed. No electronics to fail.

    Portable: the Vapcap fits in the palm of your hand, a shirt or Jean pocket. An accessory storage unit called a Dynastash can store your Vapcap and your herb. @Ratchett here on FC makes a leather case that carries the VC, herb and a lighter.


    Size: the Vapcap is the size and shape of a cigarette. There are several models but basically two sizes; 3.5 and 4.25 inches long. They can have straight or VonG bodies and stems. Both of these can be used dry or with water tools.

    Build: the titanium tipped Vapcap models are fully modular; all the pieces are interchangeable. This mean you can switch up components like the mouthpiece, body or stem and condenser with no tools, in a second, for a different look or function.

    There are no plastics or questionable materials. Stainless steel, titanium, wood, glass and a few orings make up a Vapcap.

    Nice clouds: you can sip or blast away. The herb chamber temps are controlled by where on the cap you apply heat. Lower = hotter temps and higher = lower temps.

    Discreet: the heating action is not discreet, but the tokes are. It looks like you are smoking a cigarette or ecig. The size makes it definitely stealthy, you can hide the whole thing in your fist.

    Reliable: the Vapcap is extremely reliable and surprisingly efficient with your herb. There are very few parts and really nothing that can go wrong. Buildt tough. Beautifully and simply engineered. The all metal Omnivap can be run over with your car without damage.

    Price: you can try out a Vapcap by getting the all glass, but fragile, OG Vapcap for $35. The Ti Tipped Vapcaps range from $65 for one with a glass stem to $80 - 120 for one with a wood stem or body to the all metal Omnivap for $160. Affordable enough to get two.
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  13. stinkytofus

    stinkytofus Well-Known Member

    haze v3, avg .12g loads in the herb canister, paired with a glass piece, im pretty satisfied
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  14. Randy Lahey

    Randy Lahey Active Member

    thanks so much for taking the time to put these responses together!
  15. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

    the north
    Vapcap and milaana would be my top choices as well.
    It just depends if you'd rather charge batteries, or a fill a lighter :tup:
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  16. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

    I'll add a grasshopper to your "consideration" list.

    And you probably know, for most people there is no one perfect vape (although @Squiby may disagree with me... ;):cool:). And building a collection is soooo much fun!
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  17. Randy Lahey

    Randy Lahey Active Member

    Im talking to a guy on another forum who says that the grasshopper and firefly are the only ones that truly vape. The rest of the portable vapes on the market combust. Can someone explain to me why he is wrong, assuming he is? Thanks
  18. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

    the north
    The three types of electric vapes, in order of least likely, to most likely to combust:

    Some vapes are temperature-controlled, while some require more 'engagement', as they are only regulated by the electricity you feed to it, and some are just full on/off regulated only by you pressing the button.

    edit: Some examples:
    • The grasshopper and the firefly are both temperature-controlled.
    • The zion is regulated power; so is a log with a variable psu.
    • The milaana is full on/off; so is a log plugged straight into a wall adapter.

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  19. muunch

    muunch hotboxing the cockpit

    Most devices can combust.

    With conduction, it's less likely since the chamber warms up to the temp lv you select and no further. Unless the device is malfunctioning, I doubt you'll deal with combustion in a conduction vape.

    With convection, it's a bit more up to you to regulate the temp level/rate of draw which will affect the temp level. I'm sure you can combust in the FF2 and GH just as well as most other convection devices. Some of the convection devices are regulated (FW4 for example) and I think unless you boost the temp or run it on lv4 and draw extremely slow, you wouldn't have to worry.

    With unregulated ones, it's pretty easy to tell when you're getting close to combusting and I'd think unless you have no senses, you'd be able to tell and hopefully stop - either by letting off the "fire" button or upping your draw rate or both...

    I really don't know what the guy is talking about though lol. I wouldn't take advice from them
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  20. friedrich

    friedrich Little-Known Member

    It's true that some "vaporizers" on the market do just combust, but the models recommended here on FuckCombustion generally don't, except in the case of a malfunction or user intention or error.

    If a device does combust, you can be sure someone will report it here!
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  21. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

    This^^ CFX is a great portable vape at a great price. I like the Mighty a bit better (and own one) but its $400 vice $169 or so.
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  22. subway13029

    subway13029 Well-Known Member

    I like the arizer air and would recommend the mighty for nice fat clouds but if don't wanna pony up that cash then I would say the CFx would be good choice..or the air..
  23. natural farmer

    natural farmer Well-Known Member

    High in a Greek mountain!
    At this point I would get a Grasshopper or two and a Vapcap as a backup for when Hopper happens to need a service or to spice things up...
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