TLDR bullet points Wants: Ease of use / cleaning Purse friendly design Effectiveness of hits (the fewer draws/bowls needed to match the effect of a bong rip, the better) Price: No limit as long as quality justifies price (would even consider picking up two portable vapes, one for daily home use and one for discrete use out and about more occasionally) Can compromise on: Taste Vapor thickness/quality (as long as the hits are effective) Battery life (obviously decent battery life and battery quality are preferred but we're both heavy smart phone users and used to charging our electronics daily, even multiple times a day with heavier use) Words & stuff: I'd like to get a portable vaporizer for my wife for daily use at home, and out on the go. The number one criteria is ease of use in a convenience sort of way. We currently have an old Arizer Extreme tower vape that I still like quite a bit, but she smokes more than I do (daily vs mostly a weekender) and for her between the bowls, whips, screens, heating time, cleaning, etc. most of the time a bong/pipe is just easier so that's what she goes with. So it doesn't need to be easy to use in a "for dummies" sort of way, but it does need to be easy to use for someone who wants to get medicated quickly and not spend a lot of time on set-up, cleaning and upkeep. Cleaning tools included if needed is a plus. The second criteria would be design. Ideally something that's purse friendly, that she can take on the go, use at concerts, out with friends, even travel with. We're both have medical prescriptions and live in a pretty pot friendly area of California so discretion isn't an issue, but something with an attractive design like the PAX, firefly, or a decently designed pen would be a plus. The final criteria would the quality of the hits. If ease of use is one of the reasons she prefers a bong over our vape, the need to take 20 draws and/or several bowls to match the perceived effect of a good bong hit is the other. We don't necessarily need something that hits like a tsunami, a happy medium is fine, but anything with a reputation for needing a lot of draws/bowls to be effective isn't ideal for her. Finally, living in CA with a medical prescription, access to a wide variety of concentrates is no problem, but I really have zero experience with any concentrates other than basic hash and keif added to a bong. I'd like to know a bit more about the options for portable vaporization of concentrates, and given my criteria if something that does just flowers, just concentrates, or both would make more sense for me? I'm even willing to buy two portable vapes, one for daily home use and one for hiding in a purse and taking on the go if that might make more sense. Big thanks to all who chime in.