Portable Vaporizer Review

There are many reasons why someone might want or need a portable vaporizer. Some users want aportable device to supplement the larger machine they use at home for when they are on the go. Others have a need for secrecy in their use of a vaporizer – they just don’t want anyone to know. For me, I wanted a portable vaporizer that I could use when not at home.

Below is a chart of 2012’s best portable vaporizers on the market. Consider your needs and these features, and shop accordingly.  Below the chart there is a brief summary of each along with a link to the detailed review.


  • Rating
  • Price Point
  • Electric or Portable
  • Heat Up Time
  • Summary
  • Magic Flight

  • $
  • Portable
  • 15 sec
  • The least expensive portable vaporizer
  • Iolite

  • $ $
  • Portable
  • 3-4 min
  • From a trusted butane company. One of the first quality portables
    • Wispr

    • $ $ $
    • Portable
    • 3-4 mins
    • Great design, also from makers of Iolite
    • Pax

    • $ $ $
    • Portable
    • 30 sec
    • Hands down the best new portable on the market

NEW: PAX VAPORIZER. The new king of high end portable vaporizers.  This baby just came out and sales are exploding.  Slick, small, advanced, looks like it was designed by Apple.  Very high quality vapor.  Just an all around cool high tech vaporizer. Check out my review for pics and a video.
Average price: $249.

MAGIC FLIGHT LAUNCH BOX. Most popular cheap portable vaporizer on the market. A tiny wooden box and heat screen powered by a rechargeable AA battery, providing a super-fast (five seconds to full warm up) but modest vapor. Without a doubt, the budget item of choice for thousands of users. The only complaints tend to be those registered by those with unrealistic expectations raised after experience with the bigger-ticket machines. Impressive lifetime replacement warranty.
Average price: $119.

IOLITE VAPORIZER. Larger than the Magic Flight; but still portable and able to fit in your pocket.  Made by the same maker of the Wispr, this was one of the first super legit portable vaporizers and is still very popular to this day after a recent update.  Cheaper price now, mostly because the WISPR took over and people want the newer model.
Average price: $169

THE WISPR. This relatively new device manufactured by the makers of the Iolite is a hot seller at the moment. It’s an all-in-one device, the whip folding easily into the unit so that it can be transported. Will fit into the average pocket. Makes use of Butane, which needs to be replenished from time to time but you don’t have to worry about batteries.
Average price: $229.

There are your portable vaporizer options. The cheaper devices offer less robust vapor but are well within most casual users’ price range, and can be kept in stealth if that is a major requirement to you. The more expensive devices offer higher quality vapor that I find to be much stronger and effective at medicating in addition to more features and control. Luckily there are plenty of  options as you can see so you can weigh the pros and cons of each and order the portable vaporizer that’s just right for your needs.

All of these vaporizers are available online from various retailers, but we have found recently that VapeFully tends to have the best prices and even has a few sales on units that nobody else has.  If you are interested in a particular unit above be sure to click the link to visit my detailed review.