Dabbing elevates cannabis consumption to the stratosphere, with a concentrated experience you just can’t get with loose leaf. In the world of dabbing, not all dabbing devices are equal, making it overwhelming trying to pick the right one. To help you along, here is all the information you need to know about the different dabbing devices so you can pick the right dab kit to dab like a pro.
Dab Kit Devices
A dab kit usually comes with a dab rig, nectar collector, or wax pen. All of these devices work with a cannabis concentrate such as wax, oil, crumble, rosin, live resin, and hash. While some people claim they can use loose-leaf cannabis in these devices, you should avoid it for a couple of reasons. First, the high won’t be as intense as burning, which wastes good weed. And second, the leaf will leave behind particles that are harder to clean.
A dab rig is a special type of water pipe made from a heat-resistant material such as ceramic, glass, titanium, or quartz. It comes with an attachment known as a nail, which is heated by a torch for 30 – 45 seconds. Once it has cooled slightly, apply the wax, which instantly vaporizes on contact, and inhale through the mouthpiece.
|Releases intense vapor||More complicated to use|
|Ideal for sharing||Multiple attachments|
|Difficult to travel with|
Also known as a honey straw, this handy tool is a favorite of many dabbers because it is just as effective as a dab rig but easier to use thanks to its design. All you have to do is heat, dip, and sip!
A nectar collector is made of the following parts:
- A mouthpiece made of silicone or glass used to sip the dap vapors
- A tip made of ceramic, quartz, or titanium, which is heated
- A glass dish that holds the dab that will be inhaled
- A water chamber that filters the dab vapors
To use a nectar collector, fill the body with water, then heat the tip via a torch. Let it cool for 15 – 30 seconds, then gently apply it to dab inside the glass dish as you inhale through the mouthpiece.
|Releases intense vapor||Must be used carefully as parts can detach|
|Ideal for sharing||No temperature control|
|Ideal for traveling|
|Easy to clean|
Wax or Dab Pens
These battery-operated pens are insanely portable, heating up wax without a torch and filtering the vapors without water. Also known as a vape pen, this device has a built-in atomizer that vaporizes the wax in seconds.
There are two types of wax pens. The first has to be loaded with wax before each use. While this allows for a more customized experience, it has to be cleaned out regularly. The other kind comes with cartridges that come fully loaded from the dispensary. Just pop one in and dab away.
|Ideal for traveling||Vapor is not as intense as a dab rig or nectar collector|
|Has a temperature control||Electronics can malfunction|
|No torch or water needed||Not as suitable for sharing|
Now that you know all about the dabbing devices out there, get a dab kit from Happy Kit with all the essentials, such as wax containers, a torch, and a dab spatula. Not only will it make it easier to get that coveted high, but it will also be easier to take on the road so you can unwind wherever you go!