The world of dabbing has expanded tremendously in recent years. With new products and accessories, consuming extracts has been made way easier and more approachable than ever before. Long gone are the days where a torch is needed to enjoy the flavors and experiences of the pure compounds in cannabis. We’ll let you in on the trendy new dab devices available on the market today.
The G Pen Connect Vaporizer has certainly proved itself as one of the top-rated vapes of 2021. Its small design packs a big punch; its 850 mAh battery heats up to the proper temperature within five seconds and lasts 1.5 hours on average. There are three heat settings so that it can adapt to a variety of extracts. The whole vape is made of stainless steel and connects magnetically, making it very easy to disassemble and clean. It’s compatible to most female-jointed dab rigs or bongs with its 10mm, 14mm and 18mm male glass attachments. It works by itself as a vape on the go too, for a more low-maintenance experience.
If you’re looking for a more chic, futuristic look in your dab rig, the PuffCo Peak Pro is the way to go. It’s a fully electronic rig complete with fanciful LED lights and an in-app connection for both temperature control and keeping track of the total amount of dabs taken. Its battery life is similar to the G pen, except it charges faster since it uses a USB-C charger. Be sure to look for the Peak Pro because there have been some advancements from the original- this includes a much larger banger area to prevent dab leakage and a more snug-fitting carb to keep the vapor in.
The Terpometer is one of those things you didn’t know you needed until you try it. It’s able to take the temperature of your nails or bangers to heat your extracts the right way. Too much heat on your dab can be very unpleasant for your lungs and throat, while also destroying the molecular structure of beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids.
We also think the key to the perfect dab could just be experimenting with small changes, like switching out your glass banger for a quartz one, or incorporating terp pearls. These tiny balls can be placed in your banger to move the extract around evenly as you inhale. They also allow you to dab at a lower temperature, which is healthier and preserves taste much better. Keep in mind that a spinning carb cap, also known as a vortex carb cap, usually works best with terp pearls due to the cyclone of air created in them. Getting the absolute most out of your dab should be the goal! These fun accessories certainly help with that.
For those who want the authentic feel of traditional dabbing, but the portability of a vape pen, a dab straw, or nectar collector, might be right for you. For plain straws, one side is heated with a torch so it comes in contact with the extract while the other side is used to inhale. Though, many nectar collectors have a water chamber to get a smoother hit. Although cheap ones are easy to find, a high-quality one will last and ensure you get the hit you want every single time. We recommend the new Lookah Seahorse Max, or the less expensive Lookah Seahorse Pro, which works as a straw but is also compatible with many 510 threaded cartridges. Both offer different voltage/temperature settings and are discreet and light to carry around.
With so many new options to choose from, dabbing has never been made more fun and versatile. Though it’s great to be educated on new technologies, it’s highly recommended that you research the content of your extracts and concentrates first and foremost- that will influence the quality of your dab session the most.