Are you looking to improve your health by switching from smoking to vaping but don’t know which device to pick?
The vaping experts at VapeFuse.com have come up with a buying guide for first time vapers that features our Top 10 Vapes Under $150.
At VapeFuse we’ve personally tested over 100 different portable and desktop vaporizers so that we can always offer some expert advice to customers when they ask about a particular vape.
This Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide features some of our all-time best-sellers and personal favorites!
Vaporizers come in so many different shapes and sizes, that it’s usually difficult to pick out a model based on looks alone. That’s why we’ve compiled ten of our top reviewed products for this buying guide!
For this post, we didn’t list the vapes in any order by rank, as most of the devices in question are quite different and unique.
If you’re in the market for a new portable or desktop vaporizer then this Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide is definitely one for you!
Crave Cloud Portable Vape
RRP: $149.99 ($199AU)
The Crave Cloud Portable Vape kicks off this Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide with a bang!
Featuring a bottom-loading ceramic baking chamber, a removable 18650 Samsung battery, and even a retractable glass mouthpiece, for a mere $150 this vape is steal!
While the Crave Cloud itself is a relatively compact device, it is big of both flavor and vapor production, utilizing a dual convection/conduction heating method to generate sweet clouds of vapor.
The Crave Cloud can be used with or without the protruding glass straw, however, the latter provides much denser clouds of vapor as it is less hot on the lips.
I’ve rarely come across a device so affordable that produces a vapor of such a high quality. From the get-go, its sweet terpene-rich clouds of vapor begin to spiral up the glass mouthpiece.
If you’re a herb connoisseur that’s on the lookout for a portable vaporizer that’s going to do justice to your herbs, you’ve met your match with the Crave Cloud!
With a bunch of tiny holes in the bottom and sides of the baking oven, restricted air flow isn’t a thing you have to worry about with the Crave Cloud Portable Vape.
The Cloud has four (4) precision temperature brackets that have each been optimized for vaporization.
These temperatures range from 185°C (365°F) to 195°C (385°F), 205°C (400°F) and finally 220°C (428°F) to round up the session.
We thought that the Crave Cloud should be included in this Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying guide for both its immaculate vapor quality and total portability.
If you’re in the market for an affordable portable, check out the Crave Cloud Portable Vaporizer in the VapeFuse Store and get vaping today!
Included in the Crave Cloud Kit is:
1 x Crave Cloud Portable Vaporizer 1 x Spare Borosilicate Glass Mouthpiece Straw 1 x Micro-USB Charging Cable 1 x Cleaning Brush 3 x Pipe Cleaners for Mouthpiece Maintenance User Manual
X Vape FOG Full-Convection Portable Vaporizer
RRP: $139 ($189AU)
One of 2017’s hottest new additions to the VapeFuse Online Store was without a doubt the ultra-premium X Vape FOG Full-Convection Portable Vaporizer.
For the price that it currently sits at, the X Vape FOG is about the best value for money you’ll get in this vaporizer price range. It is compact, but super powerful, with the fastest heat-up time I’ve ever come across!
If you’re in the market for one of our Top Ten Vaporizers Under $150 and are struggling to make up your mind, the X Vape FOG Full-Convection Vaporizer has something for everyone!
X Vape is a subsidiary of TopGreen Tech who are best known for bringing us the X Max line of portable vapes.
The FOG’s little brother, the X Max Starry which is also featured on this list, is styled similarly but lacks the full-convection heating technology that the FOG boasts.
It’s remarkable how versatile the X Vape FOG really is. Aside from being a vaping powerhouse that reaches its top-temp of 428°F (220°C) in under five seconds, the X Vape FOG is super portable, weighing in at a mere 150 grams (5.3 oz).
The X Vape FOG produces a super tasty vapor that is reminiscent of a DaVinci IQ or even a Storz & Bickel Crafty.
It features an aluminum baking and black zirconia mouthpiece, a clear indication that it has been optimized for flavor.
Whether you’re in the market for an awesome vape to use at home or on-the-go, the X Vape FOG is going to fulfill all of your vaping expectations.
The FOG made it to our Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide for its durable frame, precision vapor production, and next-level flavor.
Check out the X Vape FOG in the VapeFuse Store to get your vape on today!
Included in the X Vape FOG’s Kit is:
1 x X Vape FOG Full-Convection Vaporizer 1 x Stainless Steel Liquid Pad for Concentrates 1 x Packing/Loading Tool 1 x Cleaning Tool 1 x Spare Mouthpiece Screen 1 x Packing Tweezers 1 x Cleaning Brush 1 x Micro-USB Charging Cable User Manual
X Max Starry Portable Vaporizer
RRP: $115 ($159AU)
One of the best all-around performers on this Top Ten Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide is without a doubt the affable X Max Starry!
The X Max Starry has long been known as one of the hottest affordable portables on the market. Its priced super reasonably and as suitable for use both at home and on-the-go.
With the help of the Starry’s removable 18650 Samsung battery, you can enjoy up to ten full 5-minute sessions off of a single charge! And this can be increased by simply stocking up on another battery.
The X Max Starry is super multi-functional and has a bunch of optional extras that help to improve the user experience while you’re vaping.
X Max’s branded 14mm Starry Glass Water Pipe Adapter and X Max Glass Aqua Bubbler slot directly over the Starry’s black zirconia mouthpiece.
These attachments help to cool down the vapor and ultimately allow you to take much larger hits, leading to a different type of high.
With a full-ceramic baking chamber and the aforementioned zirconia mouthpiece, the X Max Starry offers tasty vapor that is cool before it hits your lips.
On the lookout for a compact portable vape with great battery life, full-spectrum digital temp control, and hybrid dry herb/concentrate vaping capabilities, look no further than the X Max Starry!
You can check out the Starry and score your very own in the VapeFuse store!
Included in the X Max Starry’s Kit is:
1 x X Max Starry Portable Vaporizer 2 x Stainless Steel Chamber Screens 1 x Liquid Pod 2 x Stainless Steel Liquid Pod Screens 1 x Packing Tweezers 1 x Packing/Loading Tool 1 x Cleaning Brush 1 x Micro-USB Charging Cable User Manual
DynaVap “M” 2018 Edition Portable Vape
RRP: $75 ($99AU)
My personal favorite dry herb vape to drop this year was the new and improved DynaVap “M” 2018 Edition Portable Vape! This device is super wallet-friendly and is an ideal starter vape for any herb lover.
While many may steer away from the DynaVap line of portable vapes due to their lack of batteries and heating elements, we’re finding that a lot of people are in love with their DynaVap exactly for the opposite reason!
Like the Iolite Original Portable Vape, the DynaVap requires no batteries or external power supply, and is instead heated using a butane torch or similar jet-style lighter.
If you pick up your DynaVap from VapeFuse you receive a free DynaTube for stashing your vape while you’re on the go.
You’ll also receive a single-flame butane torch lighter which is the most effective for generating vapor with the DynaVap’s VapCap oven.
The whole device only measures up at around 3.5″ (9 cm) making it the ideal device for portable vaping enthusiasts that like to get away from it all and head back to nature without having to bring ten batteries.
All of the DynaVap USA line of portable vaporizers come equipped with the VapCap heating caps that help to gauge the temperature of the oven.
This metal cap, once heated, will click once or twice accordingly to let you know that the ground herb in the chamber is atomized and ready to be toked on.
Heating the chamber is as simple as inverting the device to a 45-degree angle and quickly spinning it while you heat towards the edge of the cap with the flame.
The DynaVap “M” 2018 Edition kills it on the vapor front. It generates sweet vapor of an unbelievable purity and is about as user friendly as it gets to operate.
Expect thick, terpene-rich clouds of herbal vapor from your DynaVap “M” for a long time to come, as there is very little maintenance that needs to be done to ensure that it’s in working order.
For its insane affordability, super portable nature, and amazing vapor production, the DynaVap “M” 2018 Edition stands alone as the only manual vape on this Top Ten Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide.
Included in the DynaVap “M” 2018 Edition’s Kit is:
1 x DynaVap “M” 2018 Portable Vaporizer 1 x DynaTube Branded Storage Tube 1 x Generic Single Flame Torch Lighter User Manual
Vivant Alternate Portable Vaporizer
RRP: $139 ($189AU)
Another portable vaporizer on this list that features the classic ‘sidewinder’ mouthpiece style that the Storz & Bickel Crafty made famous is the Vivant Alternate!
Unlike the X Vape FOG and the X Max Starry which were built in an entirely different style (aside from the mouthpiece), Vivant has gone a step further and brought us what’s basically a more affordable Crafty!
When you’re coming up with a new portable vape it’s definitely a good idea to look to the top of the totem pole for ideas, and Vivant took that in their stride!
The Vivant Alternate, which hit the market back in 2017, in constructed from a similar food-grade plastic, has vapor quality that is almost equal to that of the uber-powerful Crafty, and all that for under $150.
Like the Storz & Bickel Crafty, the Vivant Alternate features an embedded aluminum heating element with stainless steel screen insert that works together in unison to deliver a precise convection vapor that’s dense and tasty.
Your Alternate’s chamber can accomodate up to 0.3 g of dried, ground herb, and even comes equipped with an internal packing/emptying tool for quick, mess-free chamber swaps.
Whereas the Crafty relied upon a Bluetooth smartphone app to set temperatures and check levels, the Vivant Alternate features a bottom-showing OLED display that displays set and actual temp as well as the session timer.
Need a new portable vape that offers amazing vapor quality, a durable frame, and a removable battery? The Vivant Alternate is definitely the droid you are looking for…
Included in the Vivant Alternate’s Kit is:
1 x Vivant Alternate Portable Vaporizer 1 x 18650 Battery (2100mAh) 1 x Stainless Steel Liquid Pad 1 x Filling Aid/Herb Grinder 1 x Cleaning Brush 1 x Seal Ring Set 1 x Screen Set 1 x Micro-USB Charging Cable User Manual
Vapir Oxygen Mini Desktop Vaporizer
RRP: $89 ($119AU)
The biggest surprise of 2017 for me was when I first tried the Vapir Oxygen Mini Desktop Vape. We’d had the Vapir line in stock for a minute and had never busted one open, and by gosh was I glad when we did!
Vapir’s second shot at a premium desktop vape was as big of a success as the super-hyped Vapir Rise Desktop Vape that released a few years earlier.
Despite its compact size, the Vapir Oxygen Mini requires a cord to operate, leading many to dispute Vapir’s claim that it’s a ‘Portable Digital Vaporizer.’ One title you can attribute to it though is that it’s one of VapeFuse’s Top Ten Vapes Under $150! This thing RIPS!
Featuring a brass chamber with a stainless steel screen insert, the Vapir Oxygen Mini is big on flavor. It delivers remarkably cool clouds of sweet herbal vapor and is super economical compared to other desktops.
The Oxygen Mini, like the Vivant Alternate above, is constructed from food-grade plastic meaning that it is about as durable as a vape can get.
To use the device you simply twist off the mouthpiece section, load up some ground herbs and gently pack, set your temperature between 140°F (60°C) – 400°F (205°C), and puff away!
As I mentioned just before, this vape is BIG on flavor. I’ve long since classed devices like the Oxygen Mini and the Puffit X as ‘underrated as hell’ due to their lack of recognition in the vaping world.
The Oxygen Mini, in particular, generates vapor that can easily compete with Desktop Vaping’s top dogs the Volcano line and the Arizer Extreme Q.
For its outstanding value, perfect low-temp vapor production, and durable frame, the Vapir Oxygen Mini solidifies its place on this Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide.
In the market for an ultra-premium vaporizer that’s low on cost, big on performance, and is super economical with its herb use? Check out the Vapir Oxygen Mini in the VapeFuse Store now!
Included in the Vapir Oxygen Mini’s Kit is:
1 x Vapir Oxygen Mini Desktop Vape 1 x Wall Adapter 1 x Silicon Vapor Path Extended 1 x Food-Grade Plastic Mouthpiece 1 x Long Wire Cleaning Brush 2 x Bamboo Pakcing/Cleaning Tools 1 x Stainless Steel Chamber Screen 2 x Stainless Steel Mouthpiece Screens User Manual
FocusVape Pro/FocusVape Pro S Portable Vaporizer
RRP: $135 ($185AU)/$145 ($195AU)
Our number one best-selling portable vaporizer on the Australian & New Zealand VapeFuse stores has always been the FocusVape Pro Portable Vaporizer.
Equipped with a glass mouthpiece, a brass encased ceramic chamber that’s optimized for flavor, and even a glass aqua-bubbler, the FocusVape Pro line of portables is the best value for money around!
2017 brought us the FocusVape Pro S Portable Vape which featured a slick metallic finish and added usability features such as a separate mouthpiece for use with the aqua-bubbler.
If we’d ranked this Top 10 Vapes Under $150 list you can best be certain that the FocusVape Pro and Pro S Portable Vaporizers would be sitting very near the top.
Featuring full-spectrum digital temperature control that ranges from 80°C (176°F) – 240°C (464°F), adjustable airflow, and a removable 18650 battery, the FocusVape line of portables is as user friendly as it gets.
With a turn of the dial pictured above the OLED display you can alter how much air is being sucked into your vapor path and experiment justly.
Lots of air means cooler vapor, but less density, so really it just depends on preference. The chamber itself is quite deep though so you can expect a lot of vapor from this device.
The FocusVape’s glass aqua bubbler slides directly over the top of the glass mouthpiece so that you can add or remove it at your own will between tokes.
On its own, the pyrex glass mouthpiece that comes equipped with the FocusVape line of portables works in unison with the brass and ceramic chamber to bring you an immensely flavorsome vapor every time.
If you’re a herb vaping connoisseur that is looking for a device that’s going to do your herbs justice, the FocusVape Pro has got you covered on all fronts.
Investing in a FocusVape Pro Portabe Vaporizer means that you won’t have to purchase an additional water pipe attachment or worry about your vapor being unpleasantly hot as you’ll always have the glass aqua-bubbler handy.
Check out the FocusVape Pro and FocusVape Pro S Portable Vaporizers in the VapeFuse Store and harness the power of advanced aqua-filtration today!
Included in the FocusVape Pro/Pro S Kit is:
1 x FocusVape Pro/Pro S Portable Vape 1 x Custom Glass Bubbler (+ Bubbler Mouthpiece w/ Pro S) 1 x 3200mAh Samsung Battery 1 x Cleaning Brush 1 x Packing Tool 1 x Micro-USB Charging Cable 3 x Replacement Screens 1 x Additional Pyrex Glass Mouthpiece Instructions Manual
Flowermate V5 Nano Portable Vaporizer
RRP: $139 ($189AU)
Flowermate’s latest edition to their ultra-premium V5.OS line of portable vaporizers recently expanded to include the best-of-breed Flowermate V5 Nano!
Big flavor, big vapor, and a compact frame is what Flowermate USA has always been known for, and with the Flowermate V5 Nano they’ve brought us some additional usability upgrades that really solidify its spot of the Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying guide.
Pictured left next to the V5 Nano is one of my all-time favorite portable vapes, the Flowermate V5.OS Mini Pro!
This vape was way ahead of its time and featured an inordinate amount of user functions that were unheard of in other devices.
Despite all this, the tiny OLED display and peaked mouthpiece were often criticised for their dim backlighting and shotty airflow respectively.
The new enlarged OLED display is super easy to read, even in harsh light, and the new mouthpiece is wider set and features a silicon base so that you won’t burn your hand.
With the Flowermate V5 Nano it’s like Flowermate USA have read all of our feedback on the V5.OS range and delivered everything that we’d been wishing for! Aside from offering top quality vapor, the V5 Nano is as user-friendly as it gets.
Flowermate have always had the bottom-concealing glass mouthpiece which is awesome when you’re travelling with your vape, but with the new V5 Nano you even get the freedom of a removable 18650 Lithium-Ion battery! And a branded one at that!
While Flowermate’s batteries were always pretty legit comparably, this sure-fire 18650 battery allows you to indulge in up to 12 sessions off a single charge.
The Flowermate V5 Nano is the perfect vaporizer for vaping connoisseurs and novices alike as it has a super-simple interface, but offers the next-level vapor quality that you could expect from a device with twice the price tag!
Check out the Flowermate V5 Nano in the VapeFuse store and get your vape on today!
Included in the Flowermate V5 Nano’s Kit is:
1 x Flowermate V5 Nano Device 1 x Micro USB Charging Cable 1 x 2500 mAh Flowermate Battery 1 x Waxy Cart 1 x Dosing Capsule 1 x Packing Tool 1 x Filling Aid 1 x Cleaning Brush 3 x Chamber Screens 2 x Mouthpiece Screens 1 x User Manual
Arizer V-Tower Desktop Vaporizer
RRP: $145 ($199AU)
You can’t have a vape compilation list without chucking an Arizer Tech product in their somewhere, right?
The price on the original Arizer Air & Solo have recently come down, but they’re currently just outside our margin for the Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide.
Arizer Tech’s first shot at a desktop vaporizer, the Arizer V-Tower is an awesome whip-styled vaporizer with an immaculately pure vapor path and a huge bowl for sharing your sessions with mates.
Pictured left next to the next-gen Arizer Extreme Q Desktop Vape, the Arizer V-Tower is basically the fan-less version of the Q, meaning it can only be used with the whip attachment.
For herb vapers who prefer to enjoy their blend at home, the Arizer V-Tower features a long whip for vaping, with longer versions available for purchase depending on your preference.
Arizer’s desktop vaporizers both feature an embedded ceramic heating element, encased in glass, that connects directly to the glass cyclone bowl that you use to pack your herbs in. Pure convection vaping at its finest!
The Arizer V-Tower is as economic as it is affordable – if that makes sense. It can produce a consistent stream of dense, flavorsome vapor from a pinch of herb, meaning that you can micro-dose a lot more than you’d be able to with say, a Volcano Digit.
If you’re in the market for a top-quality desktop vaporizer with a bottom barrel price, scope out the Arizer V-Tower Desktop Vaporizer and kick-start your vaping journey with one of the OG’s of the game.
Included in the Arizer V-Tower’s Kit is:
1 x Arizer V-Tower Desktop Vaporizer 1 x 3-Foot (1 Meter) Silicon Vaping Whip 1 x Glass Cyclone Bowl 1 x Power Adaptor 1 x Potpourri / Aromatherapy Dish 1 x Glass Stirring Tool 1 x Replacement Stainless Steel Screen Set Owner’s Manual
Ald Amaze WOW Portable Vaporizer
RRP: $95 ($129)
It’s rare you come across a vape that’s so simple, yet so enormously effective at producing vapor! It really makes you say WOW!
A lot of the Chinese vaporizers that we get in are mass-produced and lacking in quality, with the Ald Amaze WOW, however, Ald Cigarettes have hit the nail right on the head!
The WOW is one of our all-time best-selling portable vaporizers, sitting up there with the FocusVape and the Storz & Bickel line of portables. It’s big on cloud production, offers a pretty decent flavor, and is about as durable as it gets.
Featuring one of the most advanced displays on the market, the Ald Amaze WOW is a mathematician’s dream as it allows you to keep a note of every vaping stat that you could possibly want to know.
Heating mode, set and actual temperature, session timer, battery life, and lifetime puff count are all displayed on the one tiny screen, it’s quite ingenious really.
The WOW is priced super competitively, coming in at under $99! Don’t let the low price fool you though, this thing is legit and will leave you in a coughing fit if you’re not too careful. A perfect candidate for the Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide.
If you’re in the market for an affordable portable vape to take out camping, hiking, or just generally on-the-go, the Ald Amaze WOW is going to be a suitable companion for your outdoor medicating.
Scoop up your very own Ald Amaze WOW in the VapeFuse Store so that you can see for yourself how much this thing rips!
Included in the Ald Amaze WOW’s Kit is:
1 x Ald Amaze WOW Portable Vaporizer 1 x Magnetic ‘Snap-On’ USB Charging Cable 1 x Packing Tool 2 x Herb Dosing Containers 1 x Cleaning Brush Users Manual
So have you found your favorite new vaporizer in this Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide?
As time goes by and new devices drop we and you’re updating our pricing, so you can expect a whole new class of vapes in next year’s edition.
A few years ago you could barely score a vape for under $200, now we have a whole category of affordable devices to experiment, a number that heavily outweighs the fraction of devices featured in the 2018 Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide.
If you fancy yourself as a vaping connoisseur and you’re in the market for something a little more upmarket, why not check out our Best Weed Vapes 2018 Buying Guide here!
Have a suggestion for the Top 10 Vapes Under $150 Buying Guide? Drop us a comment below and let us know what you think!