What Are Portable Dab Rigs?

What Are Portable Dab Rigs?

The concentrate game is still niche in the grand scheme of the cannabis industry. However, concentrates themselves and the delivery systems for dabbing are getting better at an exponential rate. Only three years ago, I was taking dabs off of a red-hot metal nail with a duck taped seal. Well, dab-heads in Washington have long moved past the days of jimmy-rigged dab rigs and harsh hits. Mini dabbers and portable dabbing systems are still uncommon, but I believe is essential to anyone who uses concentrates as their preferred method of smoking.

Well, dab-heads in Washington have long moved past the days of jimmy-rigged dab rigs and harsh hits. Mini dabbers and portable dabbing systems are still uncommon, but I believe is essential to anyone who uses concentrates as their preferred method of smoking.

What Are Portable Dab Systems?

So for the totally un-initiated, a dab rig is essentially a piece of glass that works just like a bong, but instead of bowl there is a nail. The nail is the surface you heat up with a torch and drop the dab of concentrate on. The heat from the nail vaporizes the concentrate and you inhale it into your lungs.

The portable version of this just connects the nail to a heating element and is powered by a rechargeable battery. You connect the glass mouthpiece on it and that’s what you used to inhale you concentrate. Basically, these devices are hybrids between bongs, vape pens, and dab rigs.

What ARE They Good For?

Travel, discretion, and sheer ease of use are the reasons to own a portable dab system. If you have to spend a long day away from home or you need a discrete way to smoke during a business trip, this is the way to go. No torches, no butane, extra dabbers, no fuss. Just push the button, the temperature sets automatically and the LED light lets you know when the nail is hot enough to dab from.

The carb cab and dabber are magnetized, allowing for easy serving and carbing. Serving and carbing your hit is a great experience with a mini dabber.

Many brands include different style nails with their dabber. Ceramic, titanium, and quartz are the most common types of nails. They all have benefits and negatives based on user preference. Taste is the biggest one in my opinion.

 

What Are Portable Dab Rigs?

 

What AREN’T They Good For?

Mini dabbers will give you a very user-friendly dab experience, but not complete one in my opinion. If you want to drop a glob of concentrate on the nail and blow clouds that block out the sun, a traditional dab rig is still your best bet. The nail on the mini dabber is small, and there isn’t enough surface area to effectively burn a large amount of concentrate.

The battery doesn’t keep the nail hot enough to vaporize giant dabs, you end up heating the nail with back to back cycles to get the whole hit. And as the battery drains, it vaporizes the dab slower and slower. So, I would recommend charging the battery after 7 or 8 dabs, even though the battery cycle says it’s good for 15.

Where Can You Buy One?

There are several great brands that sell portable dabbing systems. All of them are basically the same setup, but each one has unique features. I own the dabber kit from Vuber. It was a great product at a fair price, it has a great feel to it and is sturdy. I’ve knocked it over several times and it there isn’t a scratch on it. The selling point was Vuber’s lifetime warranty on all its products. I would highly recommend all of these brands devices for a fun on-the-go dabbing experience, but I recommend doing your own research to decide which device best suits your needs.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

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