Dab rigs have been enjoying a much-needed renaissance because of the release of portable e-rigs. Portable dab rigs are currently one of the best possible means of consuming wax concentrates and other extracts.
Dab rigs are known for their power but have become almost irrelevant because of how big, and at times complicated, they can be for today’s generation of concentrate consumers.
Portable dab rigs offer the power native to traditional desktop dab rigs but also allow its users to enjoy portability and freedom of movement.
They come packed with the latest technology and are manufactured using the best raw materials today’s market has to offer.
So, if you’re in the fence for a portable e-rig, you’re definitely in for a treat.
Here are the best dab rig vaporizers for 2019.
1. KandyPens Oura
The KandyPens Oura Dab eRig Vape is one of the latest players in the industry . It boasts stellar form factor and performance enough not only to rival but also to beat other entries in our list worthy of landing on the first spot.
Here are a few features the KandyPens Oura has to offer.
- Durable Exterior Made Out of Zinc Alloy
- Fast Heat Up Time at 5 Seconds
- 4 Unique Temperature Profiles
- Beefy 300mAh Battery
- Smart Touch Power Sensors
- 4 Minute Automatic Shut Off Feature
- Fast USB-C Charging
- Quartz Crystal Atomizer/Ceramic Heating Cup
- LED Effects
- Haptic Feedback
- Handmade Glassware
From the outside, the KandyPens Oura looks and feels like a solid portable dab rig. The material used on the housing of this portable e-rig is made from durable zinc alloy giving the KandyPens Oura a solid exterior. The finish feels premium and the colors accommodate a wide range of preferences.
The smart touch power sensors ensure that the KandyPens Oura has a seamless feel to it without any buttons or switches peeking out of its body. The sensors are pretty responsive and doesn’t feel like they require too much pressure to activate.
Operation is pretty straightforward and even beginners will feel pretty confident in using the KandyPens Oura.
The KandyPens Oura automatically shuts down after 4 minutes of inactivity. Charging takes only about an hour thanks to the fast USB-C charging cable. The 300mAh battery allows for fast heating of your materials at around 5 seconds.
The LED effects adds to the aesthetic value of this portable dab rig.
However, the best thing about the KandyPens Oura is its lifetime warranty. It covers all parts which shows how confident KandyPens is with the Oura. Having said, the KandyPens Oura’s lifetime guarantee makes all other dab rigs look mediocre.
It's a solid portable rig for those looking for a solid investment.
2. Focus V Products Carta
Second on our list is the Carta from Focus V Product. it’s a reliable and a dependable portable dab rig that not only vaporizes wax concentrates but can also extract the active ingredients from your flowers.
It’s got an ergonomic design that allows you to hold it conveniently.
The Focus V Products Carta boasts removable batteries which means you no longer have to constantly search for a wall outlet. Having removable and replaceable batteries revolutionizes the way portable dab rigs work and the Focus V Products Carta clearly emphasizes and accentuates this functionality.
It features uses USB-C charging allowing you to recharge your batteries faster.
Like the Oura, the Focus V Products Carta offer 4 temperature settings, however, the Focus V Products Carta offers further temperature customization via a downloadable application. This allows you to connect to your Focus V Products Carta via Bluetooth and customize temperature settings.
In terms of warranty, the Focus V Products Carta offers a 3-year warranty on the device and a 1-month warranty on the coils.
Here are other features you’d see on the Focus V Products Carta.
- Borosilicate Glassware
- Haptic Feedback
- High-Grade Quartz and Titanium Buckets
- Downloadable App
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- Custom Glass and Carb Cap to Be Made Available Soon
3. Puffco Peak
Of course, one can’t make a list about portable dab rigs without including the portable e-rig that started it all. The Puffco Peak was the first of its kind, a battery powered dabber that offered the true power found on desktop rigs. However, the fact that it’s hard to get a hold of someone when it comes to claiming warranty claims is somewhat of a deal breaker. Although they’ve set the golden standards from which all portable rigs are to be measured, they definitely showed how not to handle warranty claims which landed them only a third on our list.
Here are some of the features the Puffco Peak has to offer.
- Hand-Blown Borosilicate Glass
- 4 Heat Settings
- Temperature Calibration Feature
- 2-Hour Charge Time
- Ceramic Bowl
- Haptic Feedback
- Rugged Silicone Base
- Heats Up In 20 Seconds
A unique feature found in the Puffco Peak is its intelligent temperature calibration feature. This feature gives the Puffco Peak the ability to read just exactly how hot or how cool is your bowl. It will automatically adjust the temperature of the Puffco Peak to ensure you’re not getting too hot or too weak of a hit.
The Puffco Peak now also sports several iterations including the latest Medusa and Neon in its Lightning Series.
The ceramic bowl of the Puffco Peak ensures that each draw is flavorful and potent fulfilling its promise of unlocking the full potential of your materials.
4. Pulsar RoK
Last on our list is the Pulsar RoK.
This portable dab rig from Pulsar sports a different style and makeup as other portable dab rigs in this list. Instead of having its glass water filtration unit at the top, the Pulsar RoK has its glass piece at the bottom. This look and setup might work for some but it can be a deal breaker for others.
Nevertheless, the Pulsar RoK eRig vaporizer boasts some neat features including a disc percolator, a borosilicate glass basin, and an isolated airpath. The glassware is made from durable borosilicate materials and the body sitting above the glass base is of an all-metal construction.
The temperature setting is mediocre at best at only 3 preset levels and Pulsar offers a 1-year limited warranty for the Pulsar RoK.
It is the cheapest amongst all dab rigs in this list but its price point is in no way an indication of its quality.