As the year comes to a close, we’d like to sum up the best devices from one of the newest and the best platforms in the vaporizer industry. We’re talking about e-rigs. E-rigs or portable dab rigs came into being just recently with the introduction and the release of the Puffco Peak and now, the latest e-rig on the market being the Leaf Buddi Wuukah Electronic Rig Vaporizer. In between these vaporizers, different manufacturers wanted a piece of the e-rigs market and came up with their own version of a dab rig.
So, in this article, we’re going to talk about the best e-rigs that came out in the year 2019.
What is an E-Rig?
Before we go any further, let’s first define what e-rigs are. E-rigs are devices that were designed and engineered to perform and function like traditional desktop rigs with the convenience and portability of smaller vaporizers.
Having said, consumers are drawn into the appeal of using a device that allows them to enjoy the power of a desktop rig without having to be tethered to a wall outlet. Moreover, dab rigs offer safe and torch-less heating allowing you to consume your select wax concentrates and other extracts, as well as your botanicals, easily and conveniently.
Many of today’s e-rigs try to achieve the perfect balance of style and substance and pack their e-rigs with advanced technological features geared towards improving your consumption methods. E-rigs fulfil the promise of having the power of a desktop vaporizer at the palm of your hands.
Now that you know what e-rigs are and why they’ve become such a huge hit, let’s talk about the most impactful e-rigs that were released this year.
Let’s begin our list with the Oura from KandyPens.
For the longest time, KandyPens has impressed consumers with the overall quality of their vaporizers. And, because KandyPens has been primarily known for their dab pens, conjuring up an e-rig is just way up their alley.
The KandyPens Oura is arguably one of the sexiest e-rigs on this list. It deviates from the conventional dab rig design and boast smooth curves and subtle colour palates instead of the usual sharp design of portable e-rigs with dark and striking hues. However, what separates the KandyPens Oura from the rest of other e-rigs that were released this year is its impeccable lifetime warranty. As if the overall build quality of the actual e-rig isn’t enough, the Oura seals the deal with a lifetime guarantee not only on the base of the portable dab rig itself but on other parts and components as well. This alone makes the KandyPens Oura a worthwhile investment for both beginners and advanced consumers alike.
G Pen Connect
The G Pen Connect is like the Puffco Peak in its own respect.
Having said, the overall design and engineering of the G Pen Connect can be likened to the Puffco Peak during its initial release. Nobody knew what it was that a whole new platform had to be made for it. In this regard, the G Pen Connect is a hybrid of many sorts and its seemingly odd design is what puts it on our list. The G Pen Connect is an uber small and compact e-rig that was made to break the meta. E-rigs are devices that were built with a glass attachment for water filtration and moisture conditioning but the G Pen Connect came with none. Instead, it came with glass adapters so you can connect it with various glass attachments and not rely on proprietary glassware alone – clever eh.
To top that off, it’s small and compact build makes it so that you can carry it around almost anywhere you go. You can take it to a friend’s house discreetly and use any water pipe or glass attachment they have at home. The possibilities are too much it just blows us away. Moreover, the G Pen Connect is on the lighter side of the pocket since it does not come with the usual things other e-rigs do. It’s a great addition to your arsenal if you already have several bongs or water pipes lying around.
The concept of the G Pen Connect is so ingenious we won’t be surprised if other companies and manufacturers started making their own versions of this e-rig.
Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig
The Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig is another e-rig that left a lasting impression amongst consumers this 2019. Like other portable dab rigs on our list, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig has something about it that separates it from the slew of e-rigs that were released this year.
We’re talking about its overall build. It’s true that e-rigs come with its very own water attachment, and the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig does come with its proprietary glass attachment, but we’re used to portable dab rigs having these glass attachments placed atop the actual base. Somehow, the folks working for Pulsar decided to change things up a bit. The Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig has its glass attachment placed at the bottom of the unit. Aptly named glass base, this water filtration actually has some practical benefits. By putting the glass attachment at the bottom of the unit, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig gave consumers an isolated airpath for a cleaner, purer, and smoother vapour production.
Leaf Buddi Wuukah Electronic Dab Rig
Better late than never, the Leaf Buddi Wuukah Electronic Dab Rig is a latecomer into the e-rig platform this 2019. Nevertheless, it’s one of the most innovative devices we’ve seen so far.
It may look like the Leaf Buddi Wuukah might have taken inspiration from the Puffco Peak, but the Leaf Buddi Wuukah Electronic Dab Rig brings its own flavour into how it was designed and engineered. Whilst many other e-rigs released in 2019 relied on LED lights for notification in lieu of a display screen. However, the engineers developing the Wuukah knew they could do better. Instead of following traditional and conventional design, they got super creative and placed a large screen at the base of the e-rig. They didn’t skimp on technology as well and outfitted the Leaf Buddi Wuukah Electronic Dab Rig with precision temperature control as well as USB-C charging which make the Wuukah one of the most technologically advanced e-rigs on the market today.
The Leaf Buddi Wukkah is a welcome addition to 2019’s collection of e-rigs and we can see it making it even bigger in the following years to come.
Focus V Carta
Last, but certainly not the least, is the Focus V Carta Vape Rig.
What we loved about the Carta is its ability to lower down the price point without having to sacrifice the overall quality of the portable dab rig.
We’d love to think that the Carta was the one that paved the way for portable dab rigs as devices that were before the Focus V Carta was almost uber expensive. The Focus V Carta Vape Rig changed the game not only by introducing their product at a lower price tag but also introduced a feature no other e-rig has ever included on their device before – a downloadable Bluetooth application.