Like to get real sticky-icky with your dab pen or rig? Don’t we all. There’s just something so satisfying about the sizzle of the dab crystals as they hit the hotter ’n’ hell lava nail on your rig and vaporize into a white cloud of smoke.
Dabbing may not be new, but it’s still a great way of consuming your THC — especially if you’re a medical patient or just someone who abhors smoking flower. But, while dabbing is great for noobs and veteran imbibers, it isn’t always easy for new cannabis connoisseurs to wade through the terminology — or the tools — that go along with it.
The problem is that there’s a huge learning curve with traditional dab rigs and tools. Heating the nail of your rig with a torch can feel more like a science project than a smoking ritual — and if you slip? Well, say hello to some nasty burns.
But, you don’t have to understand the tricks of the dabbing trade to get started. There are product innovations that have made it way freaking easier to get stoned on some potent concentrates without a nail or butane.
We’re talking about e-rigs, folks.
If you’ve been curious about concentrates but can’t quite figure out what a nail, a torch, or a rig is, you’re in the right place. Or, if you’re an expert dabber who’s just looking for more innovative ways to get stoned, we’ve got you covered. Either way, you’re going to love the electric dabbing products listed below. They make it simple to get higher than an eagle’s balls — which, as you know, is no easy feat.
The XVAPE Vista Mini 2: A tech-advanced tool XVAPE Vista Mini 2 made this list for a few reasons, but the main one is that this electric dab rig comes with everything you want from an e-rig. It’s super high-tech — it charges wirelessly! WIRELESSLY! — and it’s beautifully designed and compact, which means it can be your e-BFF when you’re on the go. Plus, it weighs almost nothing, which makes it an even better choice for traveling with your rig.
This e-rig works with water diffusion, so it’s just like a glass bubbler — but for dabs! — and comes with a detachable glass bubbler, a removable flared mouthpiece, and a crystal quartz atomizer, all sealed with silicone. And, thanks to all those features, this XVAPE will take you to Flavortown on your own rocket. Vista Mini 2 delivers the smoothest and most flavorful hits possible. (Yes, we’re channeling Guy Fieri right now. Just envision us with frosted tips and a belly full of cheese sauce.)
And, even better? It won’t shatter while you’re stoned and...doing whatever it is you do when you’re stoned. It’s made with hand-blown borosilicate glass, but it comes with an impact-resistant carrying case, so you won’t have to worry about your mumble-hands dropping it and watching it explode into shards of sadness.
You won’t have to charge it often, either. A full battery on this bad boy will last long enough for 30 dabs, and it takes a whopping 10 seconds to heat up. So, if you’re looking for a dab tool that does like, literally everything? This one is it.
The Pulsar RöK: That’s some high-quality e-dab H20OK, OK. There is nothing about water or H20 in this section. We just really wanted to quote the Waterboy in some form or fashion. And, now that that’s out of the way, we can talk about what really matters: The Pulsar RöK.
If you’re looking for an e-rig that’s both functional and offers excellent performance, this one is it. This electronic dab rig is great for beginners, has an easy learning curve to navigate, and it lets you taste all the syrupy terpenes in your dabs each and every time.
Plus, it will help you get very, very high — and that’s what this is all about, right? No? All right. Well, what if we told you it will also let you produce the biggest, most bestest, most expensivest (sup, 2Chainz!) clouds of any dab rig? Would that sell you on it?
Well, it’s true. The Pulsar RöK comes with an updated V2 coil for concentrates, and it has an increased surface area so it not only heats faster, but also produces the biggest clouds! Snoop would be proud.
And, as we mentioned, it’s super easy to use. The RöK’s single-button dab operation system makes it a no-brainer for both noob smokers and veterans alike. All you have to do is tap the button to get higher than the highest heights, and the glass percolator will filter your vapor to offer the smoothest, most flavorful hits on the planet.
Plus, it’s sturdy, so if you get all wonky-handed like we do, you won’t have to freak out about an accidental drop breaking your rig. It’s super durable because of the metal and borosilicate glass design, so you can dab to your heart’s content without any damage to your piece.
Can we get a hellllll yeah?
Dr. Dabber Switch: A dual-function e-rig Want to consume flower and occasionally dab, or vice versa? Um, you need the Dr. Dabber Switch, which lets you switch from flower to oil or other concentrates with a literal flick of the switch...hence the clever name.
We aren’t kidding when we tell you that this thing is awesome. It’s portable, has that fantastic dual operating mode, and the futuristic design just looks hella cool too. What more could you ask for?
Oh, you want a variable heat adjustment, you say? Well, sucka, this one has it! So there! That heat adjustment will let you dial in the perfect temp — from 300°F to 800°F — which lets you adjust to the ideal operating temperature for whatever you’re imbibing on. That makes this little e-rig work perfectly for your bud OR your concentrate, so you never burn your flower at too high of a temp. It’s terpenes and flavor, all day, e’ry day.
And, the Switch heats up SUPER fast, too. You won’t have to sit around just waiting for those flavorful clouds to vaporize; it’ll happen with the blink of an eye via the induction coil heater.
And, you’ll get some huge ol’ clouds, too, thanks to the dense vapor that this dual-function e-rig emits. Plus, the hits are comparable to what you’d get with a good old torch and nail, so you’re not sacrificing efficiency for ease of use. You’ll simply get cool, filtered hits, one after the next, without any hot torch to deal with.
You won’t have to charge it often, either — unless you’re puffing all day, every day (which is fine by us!). A single battery charge lasts for about 150 hits.
The Puffco Peak Pro: Perfect for new dabbersWant a device that requires zero learning curve? Hello, McFly. This Puffco Peak Pro e-rig is your jam.
This model is a great choice for new users because there’s no steep learning curve to use it. This e-rig is perhaps the easiest device on the market for a number of reasons, but the most important one is that the temperature settings are extremely simple to navigate.
As you may or may not know, the trick to dabbing is to get the nail to the right temperature. Too hot and you’ll get a mouth full of singed concentrate. Too low and you’re sucking on nothing but air. Neither are ideal.
But with this little device, you’ll get four built-in temp settings, making it super freaking easy to customize to your preferred temperature without overdoing it, and it’s color-coded. Blue is low at 492F, green is medium at 510F, red is high at 530F, and white is “peak” — the highest setting — at 545F. Super easy to figure out, even when you’re stoned off them giant clouds.
Don’t let that easy peasy temp menu stop you if you’re a seasoned dabber who likes to choose your own temperature adventure, though. You also have the option of customizing each of the settings to your preferred temperature, provided you know what you’re doing.
The rig is only comprised of two parts: the bubbler and the base, which means there are no small parts to misplace or figure out, which is great for new dabbers. And, the two-part system makes it easy to clean and drag around with you, too.
And, while this e-rig is super easy to use, it’s also super effective. it produces some dense, and intense, vapor clouds, and there’s consistency from hit to hit.
Plus, the bowl on this thing is massive. When the Puffco Peak was upgraded from the old version to the Pro, the bowl grew by 40%, just like the Grinch’s ganja-loving heart.
And, there are other features that make this one noteworthy, too. There’s directional airflow thanks to the oculus carb cap, which evenly distributes the heat without any hot spots.
The only downside is that this e-rig needs to be charged more often than the ones above. A single battery charge will give you enough juice for about 30 smoking sessions. You’ll need to recharge often if you’re a heavy dabber, but it does have a wireless charging dock, which makes it simple to do.
Editor, DGO MAG