Find out if these dry herb vapes are worth their voltage

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The world of cannabis accessories is ever-expanding. There are tried and true classics like the Storz & Bickel Volcano and the Puffco that never go out of style. Alongside these staples, new brands and updated iterations from faves are released monthly.

GreenState has been collecting dry herb vapes to give them the college try–here’s the good and bad of what we found.

Iven Device by E.10.11

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There aren’t many vapes I haven’t seen in the last ten years of writing about cannabis and all her accessories. This experience led me to underestimate the Iven dry herb vape–which was a mistake. It appears similar to many others with the usual bottom-loading chamber and sleek black build. What I didn’t realize is that it would deliver such a flavorful vaping experience.

My first impression of the Iven is how light it is—it sits in my palm like a feather. I was also impressed by the alcohol-soaked cotton swabs in the box next to the unit. It’s a gentle reminder to follow best practices and clean my chamber after every use.

As for the sesh, it’s easy. Hold the button down to turn on and cycle through four temperatures with one click. After the temp is selected, the piece heats quickly, and is it time to inhale. The session is long enough to get one person nice and stoned, but a pair may want to pack it twice.

This is a lovely piece for personal use. It’s lightweight and amplifies the flavor excellently.

Omura X1

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While Iven brilliantly delivers the usual, Omura changes the game altogether. The Omura X1 is a stunning emerald hue in a sleek round pebble shape. Things get interesting when we talk about the chamber, which is a one-time-use cardboard tube filled by a specialty Omura Home Fill System.

Keeping a dry herb vape chamber clean is as hard as it is essential. Omura seems to have solved that problem with their compostable Flowersticks. It’s brilliant, really. My biggest concern was that I’d taste the paper, but I didn’t. That’s saying something since I can taste the paper filter in my cup of coffee.

The vapor from my X1 was thick and tasty, pure weed. There are two heat levels, High and Low. It got hot on Low, and my lips felt a little painful burn, so beware of High. However, taking slow, quick draws rather than long pulls fixed that. As for the high, the Permanent Marker strain that I loaded into the Flowerstick hit me fast and hard.

This might not be an option for everyone as it requires continued purchase of the Flowersticks, but it’s a viable option. I’d consider personally recommending this to those who ask, which is a big compliment from me.

Aster by Dip Devices

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Dip Devices has long been known for its extract-focused dab straws, but recently, the brand took to the dry herb game with the introduction of the Aster. The polished black Aster has a customizable digital temperature display, but that’s not what intrigued me. It’s the bong adapter that caught my attention; it allows you to pull hits through water-filtered glass.

This piece isn’t a powerful, thick vapor draw, but it hit hard and flavorfully. The unique feature is that it can be attached to glass, reminiscent of what the G-Pen Hyer does for portable wax vapes. It’s an excellent addition to the dry herb vape arsenal and one we look forward to displaying next to mainstays like the PAX Plus.

Dry herb vapes continue evolving

Even pieces that feature the usual temperature settings and dry herb chambers continue to perfect existing technology, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t brands out there changing the game.

The Omura Flowersticks are interesting and effectively deliver a quality vaping experience though pulling through paper may not be for everyone. Paper aside, I think even the doubtful should try it at least once. The same goes for the Iven and Aster, which may look like vapes you have seen before until you actually take a draw.

Vaping flower out of portable devices can sometimes feel lackluster, but that’s not the case with the right piece. These dry herb vapes each offer a desirable vapor, true-to-strain flavor, and, more importantly, a wicked good high.

Cara Wietstock is senior content producer of and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.