According to Huffington Post contributor Matthew Bird, the best portable vaporizers to hit the market this year are, starting with the best, the DaVinci IQ Vaporizer, the Pax 3 Vaporizer, and the G Pen Elite. After that comes the Puffco Plus Vaporizer, which in itself is quite the interesting vape as its heating coil is actually embedded within the heating chamber – a design concept which strays from the norm. And last on his list of the top 5 vaporizers for 2017 is the Firefly 2, the latest incarnation of the Firefly Vaporizer.

In Bird’s review of the top 5 portables to hit the market this year, he refers to the new IQ as “almost Steve Jobs’esk” — a nod to the design of such products as the world renown iPhone. And as if that wasn’t praise enough, he refers to it as the “best next-generation portable vaporizer.” Now that is saying a lot. While its status as the best on the market is up for debate, there’s no doubt in our minds that the IQ is one of the best portable vaporizers out right now. It really is that good. Want to learn more? Click here to check out our review.

As for the Pax 3, well, Bird didn’t have too much to say about it as far as how well it works, but at number two, he was clearly impressed with what it entails. This latest iteration of the Pax Vaporizer is both compact and capable, offering more than you might expect from a vape of its size. While its status at number two on the list is perhaps questionable, the fact that its included in Bird’s top 5 really comes as no surprise to us given how well it works. Definitely one of the better portables to hit the shelves in recent times

Skipping passed Grenco Science’s G-Pen Elite and jumping straight to the Puffco Plus sitting at number four on Bird’s list. What’s particularly interesting about this compact concentrate pen is its coil placement. What it attempts to resolve is the distortion of vapor taste caused by the vape wire. In a bid to resolve this issue, its makers decided to embed the heating coil directly inside of the heating chamber itself.

In other vape news here at, we recently reported on Storz & Bickel’s lowering of the Mighty vape’s price and the debut of the new Air 2 Mini by VaporFi.