Vape e-Rigs


Check our selection of hand-picked vape e-rigs from some of the biggest names in the industry. We've got e-rigs from industry veterans like the Puffco Peak, KandyPens Oura, Pulsar RöK, as well as from up and coming brands like the Focus V Carta, Dabtech Elite, and Leaf Buddi Wuukah. Ours is a collection of the best e-rigs on the market with the best price to match. Buy high-quality e-rigs at a low cost only here at VapeActive.

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Electronic rigs, colloquially known as e-rigs, are devices that are designed and engineered for consuming wax concentrates. E-rigs operate through rechargeable battery packs and are often outfitted with glass attachments for water filtration.
E-rigs work in a way similar to the traditional dab rigs they were derived from but eschews the use of a blowtorch and instead relies on the power supplied by the battery pack. First, the wax concentrates are heated through cups outfitted with heating elements. Vapor is sucked through specially designed inlets that lead to the glass attachment. Vapor is filtered as they pass through the water leading to the mouthpiece. E-rigs will often have some sort of temperature control either via preset or precise modes.
E-rigs offer different advantages, as well as disadvantages, compared to other platforms. One obvious difference is size. They are far larger compared to other portable devices like dab pens and pod vapes which makes them portable but not suited for on-the-go use. However, because of their size, they can yield better power which translates to more potent vapor production. They also offer the element of water filtration which smoothens and cools down the vapor which is a unique feature to devices in this platform.
E-rigs use heating elements that are designed and engineered to draw power from a rechargeable battery pack. On the other hand, traditional dab rigs use blow torches to heat up a nail or a banger. Another notable difference that still relates to the way how both devices heat your extracts is precision. Many consumers who use conventional dab rigs often rely on guesswork when telling the temperature of the banger whilst e-rigs will often provide consumers with accurate temperature settings for more definitive results.
The answer to this question depends on the preference of the consumer. When you look at the subject of portability, a consumer who often finds himself at home or confined within an enclosed area will benefit from the advantages of an e-rig whilst a consumer who is often out and about will definitely benefit from the advantages of a dab pen. Conversely, despite their weight and bulk, e-rigs will offer better vapor production than dab pens because of how substantial the power e-rigs offer and their ability to yield moisture-conditioned and water-filtered vapors.

Vape e-Rigs

Vape e-Rigs are one of the latest products and consumption platform the industry has to offer. Vape e-Rigs combines the power of a desktop rig and the convenience of a portable vaporizer. Many consumers have been searching for a potent way to dab wax concentrates and have found the future of the platform in Vape e-Rigs.

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That's right, vape e-rigs are designed for use with wax concentrates although other devices are made to be compatible with other materials like dry herb strains and other forms of extracts making them the multi-functional devices they are. VapeActive holds the best selection of vape e-rigs on the market hands down. That’s because we’ve been selling vape e-rigs the moment they came out of the assembly line. Our employees and researchers have a keen eye for all-things hot in the vaporizer industry. That said, when the first dab rig or vape e-rig was announced (the Puffco Peak) back in January of 2018 at the CES, our team knew we had to get our hands on it. To show how much we love vape e-rigs, we’ve been checking the market for some of the best and the latest dab rigs like the Leaf Buddi Wukkah Electronic Rig Vaporizer.

Devices come in and out almost every month, however, knowing what will make it big separates VapeActive from other online stores. We’re the best place to shop for vape e-rigs online and to shop dab rigs online. So, the next time you want to shop for vaporizers online, make sure to do it here at VapeActive.

Tips when Shopping for Vape e-Rigs Online 

Vape e-Rigs have been dominating the vape industry for the past two years. That's because they offer the best experience when it comes to consuming your favorite materials.

It’s not uncommon to see vape e-rigs to sport higher price tags than other varieties of vaporizers, that’s why it’s best to think and plan carefully before you splash the cash.

1. Check for Product Description.

When planning on buying a dab rig, you can view and check the product description to have a clear idea of the product you’re eyeing.

Here at VapeActive, we make sure that our product descriptions are curated by employees that test these products. People who know how these vape e-rigs and portable dab rigs function and know how they are supposed to work. It's pretty much like having someone else try these products personally out for you. Reading these product descriptions give you more than what looking at the pictures will give you.

You get information that will help you decide in your decision making whether or not to invest in this vape e-rig. We only want you to get the best device for your money and making an informed decision.

2. Check for Product Review.

Still not convinced with what our curators have to say? Check out the reviews of actual shoppers. Buyers who purchased the same vape e-rigs who offer insight based on their experience with our online shop and their experience using the product.

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Vape e-rig product reviews give you an idea of what others think about the dab rig you’ve been wanting to buy. Maybe someone else might share the same opinion as you have and you can get validation and confirmation of your hunches about the vape e-rig you want. So, make it a habit to always check the product reviews that were submitted by our customers to see if the dab rig you’ve been wanting suits your needs.

3. View Pictures.

Last and not the least, check the pictures. Indeed, pictures posted in online vape shops can easily be edited. However, business owners who care about their customers will provide accurate pictures so the consumers and the prospective vape e-rig buyers will have a clear idea of the devices they’re eyeing.

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Here at VapeActive, we make sure that you make an informed decision even before you hit that add to cart button.

Parts of a Vape e-Rig

Indeed, a vape e-rigs were not built like the average vaporizer. It’s outfitted with different components you won’t see on other devices and gives the portable vape e-rig its own unique character.

Let’s check the parts that define the vape e-rig.

1. Glass Attachment.

Glass attachments aren’t unique to vape e-rigs. In fact, almost all vaporizers in the industry will have a compatible glass attachment that allows it to have the capability to deliver water-filtered hits. The glass attachment of vape e-rigs is commonly attached at the top of the device although some rigs put the glass attachment at the bottom and call it a glass base like that of the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig. The Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig has a glass attachment located at the bottom of the unit.

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Glass attachments do more than just add the element of water filtration and provide you with moisture-conditioned hits. They also serve as the mouthpiece of the vape e-rig. Having glass mouthpieces allow these vape e-rigs to achieve better flavor compared to its other counterparts. Glass won’t negatively affect your vapors. In fact, glass won’t have any adverse effects on both the vapor and the material being vaped on the vape e-rig. Glass is known for its inert properties and will not chemically react even when heated. That’s why you can taste the unique flavors and the distinct taste native to your wax concentrates. While it's true that the extraction process that this wax concentrates undergo strip them of their flavonoids, you can still taste the terpenes from these extracts when you use glass-based components in these vape e-rigs.

2. Heating Element.

Another component that separates e-rigs from other vaporizer devices is the quality of their heating elements. Because these devices have heating elements that are optimized for heating wax concentrates, they produce the best quality vapors in the platform.

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Vape e-rigs or portable dab rigs have various heating elements including heating cups. Containers that are designed and engineered to provide wax concentrates an environment where they can be completely vaporized in as fast as a few seconds. Furthermore, these cups are engineered to bring out the best flavors and the most potent vapors from your extracts. They use heating elements made from ceramic to facilitate the low and slow heating ceramic has been famous for. This is best when consuming wax concentrates, wax already carries a strong and potent amount of active ingredients. This means you do not exactly have to subject it to extreme temperature levels to experience that melt off your face buzz since the high concentration of the active ingredients in wax concentrates is enough to keep you lifted. So even if you heat it slowly, you’re still going to enjoy that knock off your sock session. When heated using ceramic heating elements, you can achieve the perfect balance of potency and flavor retention.

Vape e-rigs also use other kinds of heating attachments like quartz. Unlike ceramic, quarts will offer fast heating capabilities. While it’s natural for wax concentrates to have high concertation of potent active ingredients, it’s not natural for them to release or even produce dense clouds. Quarts will help you get to these dense vapors because they heat up faster than ceramic. Because they also heat up the extracts faster, they will have some kind of effect in the potency of the vapors.

So, depending on your preference, vape e-rigs will have a heating element for you.

3. Base.

The base of the vape e-rig houses the battery that powers the whole unit. Arguably the only drawback to using vape e-rigs, the fact that it’s relying on a rechargeable power source means that it’s somehow bound to lose power like any other portable vaporizer.

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Luckily, these devices are outfitted with powerful batteries. While these batteries give vape e-rigs decent power and battery life, they’re still far from being perfect. While most of today’s vape e-rig bases still use micro USB charging cables, others look into the future of vaporization and use USB-C charging cables to deliver more power and faster charging times. This ensures that your wait time in recharging your vape e-rig will greatly be reduced to help you enjoy more time vaping rather than you spending more time charging. One of these vape e-rigs is the Leaf Buddi Wukkah Electronic Rig Vaporizer. By using USB-C technology, this new vape e-rig can deliver fast recharge time at reliable speeds.

The base of a vape e-rig is also the part where the internal circuitry of the device is located. This means that the computer that gives the vape e-rig its unique heat settings and intelligent temperature profiles are located inside this base. It’s common for vape e-rigs not to have precision temperature control. In fact, precision temperature settings have not been introduced into the platform until the technology that allowed vape e-rigs to have a Bluetooth companion app was made possible. For those who have been following the vape e-rig segment for a while now will know that it’s common for vape e-rigs to have only three to four temperature settings. For a while, this satisfied many consumers since it also made the selection of temperature profiles easier. However, the level of personalization that precise temperature settings gave consumers is simply beyond compare.

That said, the standard vape e-rig is made with only three essential parts and made what was once a daunting experience in dabbing a simple and straightforward means of consuming wax concentrates.

The History of Vape e-Rigs

Vape e-rigs did not hit the market only until the first half of 2010 after the first Puffco Peak was sold.

That said, the Puffco Peak Smart Dab Rig pioneered the vape e-rig platform. We can still remember the first time it was unveiled – nobody knew what it was, nobody knew what it could do. It looked like a contraption that allowed the use of a water filter in a battery-operated unit. It combined the elements of some of the best platforms in the industry; it had the portability of a compact unit, the power of a desktop vaporizer, and the purity known only to desktop rigs, and it vaporized wax concentrates.

We first dubbed it the portable dab rig until it later earned the moniker vape e-rig.

Before the monthly iterations and the different versions offered by the Puffco Peak, all it provided the consumers was a new means of consuming wax concentrates. It was safer, it was easier. Old rigs used for wax concentrates at that time relied on the use of heated nails, bangers, and domes. They were heated with the use of a blow torch that was harder to wield the more you got medicated – for obvious reasons. Moreover, traditional rigs offered inconsistent and often inaccurate results when it comes to the actual running temperature. Many consumers relied on different means to get a feel of the temperature level. These include having to set up thermometers, having to rely on setting a specific time before one puts the dab in the banger or even go as far as having to place their hands at the top of the bowl so they can feel the heat and make a decision based on guesswork whether or not it’s now time to put the wax concentrates in. With the vape e-rigs, we all had a guided path to using correct temperature settings to the wax concentrates we so painstakingly consume.

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Since then, many other vape e-rigs have been released and almost any other manufacturer wanted their fair share of the market that covered the vape e-rigs in the industry. Big names like Dr. Dabber came out with the Dr. Dabber Switch. Vaporizer manufacturer veteran Pulsar came with their own – the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig. Other companies followed suit like Focus V Products with their Focus V Carta as well as KandyPens with their Oura.

Puffco knew that soon, everybody would want in. So, they had to devise a solution and an answer.

carta vape e-rig

Puffco didn’t want to fix what wasn’t broken so they kept the Puffco Peak the way it was. Since the Puffco Peak pioneered the platform, they decided to stick with this product. What came next was a reconnaissance of all sorts. Instead of having to come up with a new product, all they had to do was to redesign one. The revamped Puffco Peak gave way to a few more others that followed in its path. From its sleek and stealthy beginnings, the Puffco Peak started to wear loud and proud colors. Other vape e-rigs on the market maintained a low-key design language and the only device we’ve seen that was bold enough to match the moves made by the Puffco Peak was the Carta Vape Rig. Fast forward to today, vape e-rigs have shown they’ve come a long way with the introduction of some of the newer addition to the platform.

How to Use a Vape e-Rig

Dab rigs essentially made the process of dabbing easy for many consumers.

Instead of having to use a device that required you to use a blowtorch, vape e-rigs revolutionized the landscape as they introduced a new way of heating your select extracts. Vape e-rigs made way for the new generation of devices that focused on the healthier effects of vaporization over the adverse effects of inhaling smoke from burnt wax concentrates. Without the means to properly heat your wax concentrates they may end up burning and you may have to inhale the burnt residue from a banger that overheated.

Vape e-rigs ensured that this was not so.

When attempting to use a vape e-rig, here are some detailed steps to help you decide if vaping with an e-rig is best for you.

1. Make sure to secure a fully charged battery when using your e-rig. Follow the charging instructions on the manual of the unit. A fully charged battery will ensure you get the best results when using the portable vape rig.

2. Prepare your materials. You can set them aside in a container so you can easily access them once you begin your dab session.

3. Make sure to fill the glass chamber with water. As a guideline, make sure not to fill the glass attachment with water more than half of the glass attachment. Other vape e-rigs will also have a marker for the recommended water level to be filled in. Going beyond the recommended water content of the glass attachment may cause the water to bubble up and make its way outside of the glass attachment.

When this happens, the water may make its way into the base and find its way into the electrical circuitry and cause unwanted and irreversible damage. Make sure to maintain the ideal water level as this will leave a balanced output of vapor.

4. Once the glass attachment is filled with water, connect it to the base.

5. Once the attachment is securely planted to the base, you may now load your materials into the heating element. Place the wax into the heating element using a dab tool.

6. Once the dab is loaded into the heating element, you cover it up using a carb cap. The carb cap allows you to modify the airflow of the chamber so you can adjust it to your liking.

An open chamber will allow large quantities of air into the chamber. This will affect how the heating element heats the wax concentrates. Generally, the more air you have on the chamber or on the cup, the longer it will take to heat the wax up because cold air affects the speed the heating element produces heat. Moreover, the more air you add into the mixture, the more watered-down the vapors feel. So, depending on your preference, you may or may not want to have more air in your vapor.

By capping your dabs, you essentially restrict the airflow and you trap the actual vapors produced by the heating element. These vapors are extremely potent and adding air will decrease the potency. Consequentially, inhaling pure vapor can still make you cough because it will be warm even after passing through the water in the glass attachment. So, allowing a bit of air will help – regulated air.

7. Inhale the vapors produced by the heating element and depending on your needs, lift the carb cap or keep it down to trap the vapors inside.

Types of Heating Elements

The vaporizer industry is a big sandbox of ideas. That said, many companies have played around the idea of the heating element used in vape e-rigs. So, before we begin to talk about the varieties of the heating elements used on vape e-rigs, let’s first talk about the technology used in heating these heating elements.

Dab rigs and vape e-rigs rely on the heating process called conduction. Conduction heating involves the use of a heated surface to transfer the heat to the wax concentrate to vaporize it. This is why the heating elements in vape e-rigs are almost always in the form of cups. These cups are then heated and the heat from the cups is then transferred to the wax concentrates that vaporizes it in turn.

However, in other vape e-rigs like the Dr. Dabber Switch, the heating process used is induction. The Dr. Dabber Switch Vaporizer is arguably the first induction vaporizer in the world. Induction heating involves the use of eddy currents to heat an electrically conducting object. While the process of conduction requires the heating element to be in direct contact with the source of heat to transfer the heat to the wax concentrate. Induction heating instead allows the object to generate the heat from itself. When there’s less contact on the heating element from an external source, there is more likely that the wax concentrates will be preserved.

Another benefit to induction technology is that it heats up faster even when compared to conduction heating. Induction heating is considered to be an advanced heating technology and vaporizers using this technology may even be more expensive to produce than vaporizers using conduction heating. While there are only a few vaporizers utilizing this technology, there will soon be many others to follow this trend.

Now that you have an idea of the heating technologies used on heating elements, let’s talk about the heating elements themselves.

1. Ceramic Heating Elements

Like what we’ve discussed earlier, ceramic is often used in heating elements because of their unique properties. They are selected especially for use with wax concentrates because most ceramic heating elements are porous in nature. They will have smaller pores on their surfaces which will accept small portions of the melted wax. Once the porous surface of the ceramic heating element sucks up the wax, it will produce a more fragrant and flavorful vapor, that’s why many connoisseurs prefer to use ceramic heating elements.

Ceramic heating elements in themselves have different varieties. In the case of the Dr. Dabber Switch Vaporizer, their ceramic cups come in black and white colors. The white ceramic induction cups are designed and engineered for use with oils and other wax concentrates while the black ceramic induction cups are used for herbs. Ceramic heating elements are also known for their durability and longevity even when compared to other varieties of heating elements.

2. Quartz Heating Elements.

Quartz is the exact opposite of ceramic when it comes to heating. While ceramic heating elements are slow to build up heat, quartz does it super-fast. It has been known as a good conductor of heat and energy, that’s why it’s been one of the best heating elements the industry has to offer.

While it’s true that speed is its strongest suit, quarts are also known for being an inert heating element. It’s hard and it’s more hard-wearing. Because of this, you will experience less likelihood of it chipping and the chipped fragments actually getting into the mixture of the wax concentrates inconsequentially being inhaled in the process. That said, quartz heating elements have their drawbacks. One is that as fast as it transfers heat, it also cools down as easily. So, it does not really help with conserving battery life. It will require very little power to fire it up but you will require the same amount of power to fire it up again because it will cool down fast. Another is that quartz is expensive. Even more expensive than ceramic so be prepared to spend more.

In exchange for a higher price tag, quartz will give you a cleaner burn. You will see and feel that the vapor will be lighter and will taste better. It’s a good example that in life and in vaporizers, you’re going to get what you pay for.

3. Titanium Heating Elements.

Last but definitely not the least is titanium heating elements.

Titanium, like all the other heating elements in this list, is durable. It’s also lightweight. Moreover, titanium has high tensile strength and resistance to heat. This means that no matter how much you reuse it; it will still be like as good as when it first came out of the box. Titanium heating elements first gained popularity amongst dabbers who use blowtorches to heat their nails. So, they required a heating element that can withstand the wear and tear of constant heating and cooling during sessions and they’ve found that in titanium.

Like all devices made from titanium, titanium heating elements boast superior durability. You can expect titanium heating elements to outlast other varieties.

That said, all heating elements have their own unique properties allowing you to customize your sessions without having to use the preset temperature settings that your vape e-rig has to offer.

Advanced e-Rig Technology

Vape e-rigs are a giant leap for the vaporizer industry in terms of technology. It’s the closest thing we can get to the true power of a desktop rig and the convenience of a portable vaporizer.

Moreover, vape e-rigs are getting smarter by the day. Because of the advancement in technology, many manufacturers now think of features they can cram into the small bodies of these compact e-rigs. One of the latest and most advanced technology to be applied in vape e-rigs is Bluetooth connectivity.

Bluetooth Apps

Bluetooth applications have been used on other vaporizer platforms before it was introduced to vape e-rigs. Bluetooth applications offer a wide range of features from precision temperature control to session tracking. With the use of your smartphone, you can easily have a companion application to go with your vape e-rig. Some of the e-rigs on our collection is the Focus V Carta Vape Rig, the Bluetooth application allows you to control the temperature and keep track of your sessions. The device in itself offers four preset temperature profiles and with the Bluetooth application, the Focus V Carta Vape Rig can give as much as 37 temperature settings allowing you to find that sweet spot when vaping your favorite wax concentrates.

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The Bluetooth application also counts how often you’ve been dabbing so you know how far you’ve gone with the vape e-rig.

Large HUDs

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HUDs or heads up display is a screen that displays information about your device. Pretty much like how your Bluetooth applications function in recording the details and showing you the information of the actual vape e-rig.

Large and crisp displays have always eluded vape e-rigs. Even the most expensive varieties will often just sport LED displays that you need to decode or get used to. Moreover, these LED lights may cause annoyance as they light up during your sessions. It all changed when the Leaf Buddi Wuukah Electronic Rig Vaporizer entered the industry. It offered a crisp display with time and puff counter so you’re always in the know about what’s happening in your vape sessions.

Remember, the next time you’re shopping online for vape e-rigs, make sure to always go and shop with VapeActive and get the best vape e-rigs on the market for the best price.