Dab Rig vs. Vape Pen: How Should You Vape Your Concentrates?

In recent years, the use of dab rigs and vape pens has been rapidly gaining in popularity. A dab rig is a device specifically designed for vaporizing cannabis concentrates. A dab rig is similar to a bong because it uses water to filter the concentrate. However, it has a banger, or nail, to hold the concentrate instead of a bowl. 

A vape pen is a small, compact vaporizer that looks similar to a pen. It uses a battery to ignite the heating element and release the cannabis vapor. 

Dab Rig Benefits

The growing popularity of dabbing has sparked massive growth in the industry. With new technological advancements, dab rigs have become highly efficient and easy to use. A few other dab rig benefits include:

  1. Hit size and potency: The most significant advantage of using a dab rig is the huge rip you can get in one hit. Because concentrates are very potent, you can get the full effects from just one dab rig hit. You’ll need to hit a vape pen several times to get the same effect you get from a dab rig. 
  2. Versatility: Many dab rigs can accommodate various kinds of concentrates. They’re most commonly used for wax and shatter, but some dab rigs can be used for oil and honey concentrates. Vape pens are usually exclusively oil. 
  3. Low cost: After the initial cost of purchasing a dab rig, the cost to maintain it is low. Vape pens are partially to fully disposable, making them very expensive over time. 

‌Vape Pen Benefits

Vape pens are very convenient and easy to use. Over the past few years, the vape pen phenomenon has exploded onto the cannabis market, and for good reasons. 

  1. Small size: A vape pen’s small size makes it portable and discrete. You can easily keep a vape pen on you and take a hit without anyone noticing. 
  2. Easy to use: Vape pens are incredibly user-friendly. Most vape pens require very little instruction, while dab rigs can be much more complicated. 
  3. Less intense: Vape pens are a great way to microdose your cannabis. You can easily manage your high with a vape pen so that it doesn’t become overwhelming.
  4. Safer: Vape pens use a coil and battery to heat the air and release the cannabinoids. The heated air prevents combustion and carbonization of harmful chemicals. A dab rig requires a torch to heat the nail. The vapor gets filtered through water, so some toxins are filtered out. However, more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of water filtration on dab rigs. 

Ready to Buy

‌Whether you want to purchase a dab rig or vape pen, it’s always a good idea to speak to a professional. If you’ve never used a dab rig, try going to a store and handling a few. When shopping for a vape pen, make sure to buy from a reputable company and avoid products with additives. 

Campfire Cannabis has a large variety of dabs and vape pens. Check out our online menu to see what we can offer you today.

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