Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Stoner Mom's Guide to Vaping for Beginners


Our friend The Stoner Mom recently released her Vaping for Beginners guide. This is a great resource for anyone (specifically parents) interested in learning more about vaporizers, how they function, and the health benefits of vaporizing vs smoking.

The article covers terms you should know (conduction, convection, ABV, etc.), the differences between a portable vaporizer and a desktop vaporizer, as well as personal tips on how do discreetly vape at home without the kids knowing.

The Stoner Mom also demonstrates how to use a couple of our favorite desktop vaporizers: the Arizer Extreme Q and the Volcano.



We highly recommend checking out The Stoner Mom's blog, where you'll find a ton of great marijuana related information, including strain reviews, recipes, growing tips and more! All of the content is carefully curated, and aimed to educate.

Her Growcast is also a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about growing at home. Topics covered include how to get started, how to protect your plants from bugs and pests, hydroponic growing, cloning, as well as tips for growing in limited space.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Dr. Dabber Boost is Back in Stock!

Do you Dab? Ready to take your wax game to the next level? The Boost is the latest and most advanced innovation from Dr. Dabber.

With the Boost, there's no wicks or coils, and no annoying atomizers to replace. More powerful and dependable than a wax pen, and far less expensive than traditional dab rigs, the Boost represents a whole new way to enjoy your favorite wax concentrates.

Battery-powered and portable, the Boost isn't like any other dab rig on the market. In fact, the Boost is the first eRig of its kind, and unlike large, cumbersome, expensive dab rigs, the Boost doesn't require a torch.

Once activated, the Boost's domeless titanium nail reaches 700°F in just 30 seconds. Attach the included water filtration attachment, and apply your wax using the magnetic loading tool. Then use the magnetic carb cap to create the perfect hit.

Designed to be a portable solution to those looking for more power and versatility than your average wax vape pen can offer, the Boost gives you the power of a tradition dab rig, but with enhanced versatility and portability. Since the Boost is battery powered, you can bring it anywhere in its handy carrying case.



Here's what our friends at Vaporizer Review had to say about the Boost:
"As one of the more reputable and popular names in the wax game, Dr. Dabber is known for their high-quality products and industry-leading innovations. For example, Dr. Dabber was was one first (if not the first) companies to utilize atomizers with titanium coils – something that has since become quite common with higher-end units."
"With that said, it should come as no surprise that DD is leading the latest revolution in dab technology. Billed as an “eRig”, the new Boost is a completely portable (and far less expensive) solution to traditional e-nails. The Boost provides the same type of performance you’d expect from a standard wax rig, but with enhanced convenience and portability."
Weather you're a wax enthusiast looking for a new tool for your arsenal, or a newbie to concentrates looking for a great introductury unit, the Boost is sure to put a smile on your face.





Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Netflix & Vape

Sometimes there's nothing better after a long at the office then coming home, plopping yourself on the couch, packing up your vape, and zoning out. These 'decompression sessions' (as I like to call them) are a great way to relax after a stressful day. So next time you find yourself melting into the couch, check out these great shows and movies that are currently streaming on Netflix.



If you're a fan of dry, BBC comedies - than you'll undoubtedly be compelled to serial watch Detectorists, a series that follows the lives of two friends whose humdrum lives get thrown into chaos when they stumble onto the find of a lifetime. The characters are easy to identify with, and the way they deal with their mounting drama will have you laughing and cringing at the same time. You can catch Season 1 right now on Netflix. Season 2 is currently airing on BBC Four. See the Season 2 trailer here.



Another BBC series, Black Mirror is kind of like the Twilight Zone in the sense that every episode is it's own, independent story. While not connected, they all examine the underlying theme of the unanticipated consequences of technology in a not-so-distant future. Season 1 and 2 (both three episodes each) have been on Netflix for a little over a year, however, a special Christmas episode was recently added which stars Jon Hamm. You can also catch the Christmas Special here.




OK. Enough with the obscure BBC stuff. Friends is a good ol' American classic that embodies everything we love about the carefree days of the 90s. There's simply no other show that's capable of producing more laugh out loud moments. Whenever I'm feeling down, I'll throw on Friends. It's physically impossible to be sad or in a bad mood when you're watching this show. Chandler Bing is my spirit animal. Catch all 10 seasons on Netflix.


Set in a world where self-worth and emotional connections are determined by set "frequencies", this love story follows one man trying to attain the unattainable - a girl he's had a crush on since elementary school. In order to do so, Zak must find a way to change is fate (and his frequency), as to be compatible with Marie. Give this flick a whirl sometime when you're nice and toasted. Check out the trailer here.

Monday, January 4, 2016

miVape Review by The Dab Spot


Our friend Danielle over at The Dab Spot recently reviewed one of our favorite portable vaporizers released this past year, the miVape from Vaporfection.

As you'll see from the video, there's a lot to love about the miVape. Designed to heat herbs using true convection vaporizer technology, the miVape employs a state-of-the-art quartz crystal vapor path to ensure the cleanest, purest possible vapor. By combining these quartz crystal components with a uniquely designed mouthpiece assembly (which effectively suspends your herb in the chamber) - the miVape is the closest any portable unit has come to operating solely on the principles of convection heating.

The miVape is completely self-contained, and features a built in all-glass mouthpiece that swivels into the unit's upper housing when not in use. This allows you to bring the miVape with you anywhere for on-the-go sessions without having to worry about breaking the glass mouthpiece during transit. And because the miVape's mouthpiece is constructed from inert quartz crystal (instead of plastic or silicone like many others which can compromise taste and flavor), you'll only be tasting pure, unadulterated vapor.


While many portable vaporizers are powered by integrated batteries, the miVape utilizes a removable Lithium-ion battery - which allows you to keep backup batteries charged and ready to go at a moments notice for impromptu vape sessions, as well as allowing you to easily replace it if issues arise down the road. Other portables that use integrated batteries require the entire unit to be replaced if you encounter an issue with the battery. By employing a removable battery, Vaporfection ensures less headaches with warranty claims over time.

If you're truly interested in the health benefits that vaporizing offers, and value true convection heating - then you'll certainly want to consider the miVape as an option when purchasing your next portable vaporizer.


Monday, December 28, 2015

What is a Pen-style Vaporizer?


Pen-style vaporizers (commonly referred to as vape pens) are very discreet units (often resembling a pen) that typically utilize conduction heating to rapidly heat dry herb, wax, waxy oils or e-juice. Pen-style units are perfect for those looking for a quick, easy and discreet vaping experience. While some vape pens are built for specific materials, others are multi-functional and may include different atomizers for different materials.

While vape pens are without a doubt portable, that designation of being a “portable vaporizer” is actually reserved for a different class of vaporizers (often referred to as handhelds or portables) that are usually higher in price, larger in size and typically utilize convection heating. Deciding whether a vape pen or handheld portable unit is right for you will depend on what you’re hoping to achieve by vaporizing. In this section, we will only be talking about vape pens.

Pen-style vaporizers are most commonly used for concentrates (wax and waxy oils) and e-juice. Herb pens are also popular, however, due to the heating method (conduction) that most vape pens utilize, people looking for a unit that produces minimal combustion tend to lean towards portable handheld units, as they heat material by conduction. However, herb pens are a great choice for those looking for the quickest and simplest means of vaporization.

Let’s take a look at the different types of pen-style vaporizers and what makes each unique.

Wax Pens

Wax pen vaporizers are safe and easy way to heat concentrates, including wax and waxy oils (i.e. BHO, CO2, CBD). Wax is loaded either onto the coil of an atomizer or into a chamber of the pen. Once loaded, the concentrated is instantly heating by pressing the power button as you inhale. This method of heating is known as convection, since the concentrate is coming into direct contact with heating coil. The result of convection heating will always lead to some level of combustion, which is essentially unavoidable due to way in which these units function.

E-Juice Pens

Sometimes classified as electronic cigarettes, these vaporizers are used with e-juice or e-liquid, and are often used by people who are looking to quit smoking. The juice, which is typically flavored and often contains nicotine, is loaded into a tank called a clearomizer. This clearomizer houses the pen’s heating element, or atomizer. The atomizer has a wick, which absorbs the e-juice as it sits in the tank, which is then heated by the atomizer once activated. E-juice pens are gaining a lot of popularity around the globe, as studies have shown them to be a far healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes.

Herb Pens

Herb pens offer a fast, simple and discreet way to vape. Most commonly, dry material is loaded into the pen’s herb chamber, which contains a heating coil. Once activated, the coil warms up, which then heats your buds through direct contact. While some units include atomizers that prevent the herb from actually touching the heating coil, in most cases, herb pens utilize conduction heating - which in turn leads to some a certain degree of combustion. While herb pens do not truly “vaporize,” they’re very popular among those looking for a quick, easy and low-key way to enjoy their herbs.

Multi-function Pens

To be classified as a multi-function pen, the unit must be compatible with two or more materials. Most multi-function vape pens are wax and dry herb capable. In most cases, multiple atomizers or heating chambers are included which are intended for a specific material, which can then easily be interchanged depending on what substance you plan on vaping. Dual or multi-function pens offer increased versatility and value.

Monday, December 7, 2015

New Vaporizers From KandyPens, 7th Floor & Vaporite

We've added some awesome new vaporizers just in time for the holidays! Looking for a new wax pen, desktop vaporizer or mod? We've got your covered with the latest offerings from KandyPens, 7th Floor and Vaporite.

KandyPens Executive

The Executive is the latest high-performance penstyle vaporizer for wax concentrates from one of the biggest names in the industry, KandyPens. If you're all about enjoying dabs, crumble and shatter on-the-go, then the Executive is the vape pen for you. Featuring a deep dish ceramic dual rod atomizer with titanium coils, the Executive heats concentrates effectively and efficiently. A visual Pyrex glass chamber allows you to watch your wax bubble and your clouds build.

Utilizing SloBurn™ Technology, the Executive employs and a completely wickless design and is free of glues and dyes. Priced at a fraction of the cost of some other high-end wax pens, there's no other unit that gives this much bang for your buck. As with all KandyPens products, the Executive is covered under an industry leading Lifetime Warranty.


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KandyPens Slim

Designed for CO2 and CBD enthusiasts, the new KandyPens Slim is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite waxy oils on-the-go. True to its name, the Slim is ultra-discreet and super-portable. Sleek enough to fit into the pocket of even your skinniest jeans and extremely simple to operate, the Slim is a great choice for beginners, as well as vape veterans who value affordability and ease-of-use.

Utilizing a wickless tank design and button-less operation, the Slim is a fantastic option for those looking to fly "under the radar" while vaping on-the-go. Universal 510 threading means the Slim is compatible with most pre-filled tanks. And since it's from KandyPens, you're covered by an industry leading Lifetime Warranty.



Super Surfer Vaporizer

7th Floor has made a name for themselves over the years by creating some of the most visually appealing and unique desktop vaporizers in the business; and their new Super Surfer is certainly no exception. Building on the success of the classic Silver Surfer desktop unit which utilized a whip system to draw vapor, the Super Surfer takes vaporization to the next level. Equipped with an internal fan, the Super Surfer is a dual-function forced air unit that can be used with both balloon bag and whip-draw vapor delivery systems.

The new SS features an advanced air-intake filtration system, precise temperature/fan control, newly redesigned quick-change heater cover, color changing LED mood lights, as well as familiar SSV styling. Like all 7th Floor vaporizers, it is also compatible with a variety of filtration and cooling accessories. Simply put, the Super Surfer is the ultimate all-in-one desktop vaporizer.



VAPORITE PLATINUM PLUS

Looking for the ultimate in 3-in-1 vaporizer versatility? The new Platinum Plus from Vaporite is the first multi-functional mod that lets you vape your favorite herbs, wax and e-juice with sub-ohm power, variable wattage and temperature control. Featuring intelligent tank detection, the Platinum Plus can automatically identify the material being vaporized by the type of tank that's attached, and adjust battery power and behavior accordingly. 

The Platinum Plus eliminates the need for multiple vaporizers. Now you can vape any material with precise power and temperature control all with the same unit. The Platinum Plus' Carbon Fiber battery is equipped with SubXero technology, which supports coil resistances of 0.5Ω - 3.0Ω with auto detection of wattage output. Take cloud chasing to the next level with the new Platinum Plus from Vaporite.



Friday, November 27, 2015

BLACK FRIDAY DOORBUSTER DEALS!

Our Black Friday Sale is going on now! Get 20% off site wide with coupon code BLACK, and up to 60% off select items. With deals like this, there's never been a better time to stop smoking and start vaping!


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Vapir Prima is MassRoots 'Pick of the Week'


Our friends at MassRoots have selected the new Prima Vaporizer from Vapir as their Pick of the Week! Use promo code MASSROOTS at checkout to receive 20% of your order total. Now is the perfect time to get your hands this revolutionary new portable that many are calling the best vaporizer of 2015.

Click Here to learn more about the Prima, and get yours today!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

PAX Has Arrived at VaporNaton!


The portable vaporizer that started a revolution and helped bring vaping to the forefront has now arrived at VaporNation! By seamlessly combining first-class performance with enhanced portability and unmistakable styling, the PAX and PAX 2 have become the benchmark by which all other portable vaporizers are measured. More than just a vaporizer, the PAX has become the ultimate accessory for cannabis enthusiasts around the globe. Highly regarded and consistently mentioned near the top of everyone's list of top ranking units, the PAX and PAX 2 have been able to achieve a level of popularity and success previously unseen in the vaporizer industry.

WHY CHOOSE PAX?

There are few other portable vaporizers that get as much recognition as the PAX - and for good reason. To start, the PAX 2 is a self-optimizing unit which utilizes advanced motion sensing technology to help conserve battery life. By being able to sense movement as well as lip pressure, the PAX 2 has the ability to put itself in standby-mode - at which point power output and temperature are reduced to save battery life and herb chamber contents. 

Sleeker and more compact than the original (25% smaller, 10% lighter), the PAX 2's user-friendly one button interface is simple and intuitive. Any of four preset temperature settings (360°, 380°, 400°, 420°F) are reached in less than a minute, which is displayed by the PAX's iconic 'X' shaped LED indicator light that changes from purple (during heating) to green once it's ready to vape.

Often imitated but never duplicated, the PAX and PAX 2 feature incredibly fashion-forward styling. While portable vaporizers are nothing new, the PAX was one of the first to place as much emphasis on aesthetics as functionality. By doing so, PAX's mass appeal has extended beyond typical vape connoisseurs and enthusiasts - instead reaching and intriguing technology taste-makers and fashionistas alike. As the vaporizer industry continues to evolve, PAX remains on the forefront as a leader in innovation and popularity.

CLICK HERE to check out the PAX, PAX 2 and PAX accessories now available at VaporNation.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Vapium Summit Now Available!

Looking for a portable vaporizer that can keep up with you on weekend camping trips and extended hiking excursions? VaporNation is thrilled to announce that we're now carrying the Vapium Summit - the only vaporizer that's tested in extreme elements and built to withstand whatever mother nature can throw at it. If increased durability and enhanced ruggedness are on the top of your portable vaporizer checklist, then look no further than the Summit.


RUGGED, RELIABLE & REFINED


The Summit by Vapium is the ultimate vaporizer for avid outdoor adventurer types, as well as casual vape on-the-go enthusiasts alike. Constructed from super-rough, temperature resistant polycarbonate, there's simply no other portable unit that can match the longevity and overall sturdiness of the Summit. 

While many vaporizers claim to be "portable," their designs don't always lend themselves well to life on the road. In contrast, the Summit was built with one specific purpose in mind: to be the quintessential grab-and-go vape that can perform at a high level in extreme settings and environments. Boasting a ergonomic design with a textured thermoplastic urethane grip, as well as clever features like a threatened chamber cap, Vapium has managed to create a portable that is truly built for the road.


Aside from being able to outlast most other vaporizers, the Summit also outperforms the majority of portable units on the market today. By utilizing 8 optimized heat settings ranging from 320°F- 446°F, the Summit allows you you to quickly cycle through available temperature levels which are indicated by different color LED display lights. Able to reach desired temp in just 45 seconds, the Summit features a unique haptic feedback feature, which sends out a short vibration once it's heated up and ready to go. 

The Summit's intuitive and user-friendly nature coupled with an advanced air path and incredibly low draw resistance make vaping as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Priced at just $149.99, Vapium ensures that the Summit isn't just one of the most reliable and durable portables around - it's also one of the most affordable!

WEEKENDER KIT


For those looking for the absolute tops in enhanced versatility, the Summit Weekender Kit includes Vapium's Spring Solar Charger allows you to keep your Summit fully charged even when you're off the grid. Simply expose the solar charger to a strong light source (e.g. the Sun) to charge the Spring's internal battery up to 200mAh  - allowing you to keep the Summit or electronic devices juiced during extended vape excursions.


Simply put, the Vapium Summit is the perfect companion for outdoor destination vaporizing, and anyone with an active lifestyle who require increased versatility, portability and durability than most portable vapes are capable of providing. Check out the Summit and the Summit Weekend Kit today!