Top 5 Flame-Powered Vaporizers
3 min

Top 5 Flame-Powered Vaporizers

3 min

Powered by a flame and nothing else, explore our list of the 5 best flame-powered vaporizers on the market. For those seeking pure flavour, ease, discretion, portability, and style, there's a device on this list that's perfect for you!

If you want to keep things simple, pure, and unadulterated, then you've come to the right article! Flame vaporizers offer something their electrical counterparts can never contend with—the primal experience of flame meeting herb. We'll explore how flame vaporizers work, their advantages, and several great examples for you to try.


What Is A Flame-powered Cannabis Vaporizer?

Flame-powered vaporizers, as the name implies, rely on the heat generated by a flame to vaporize marijuana. The vapor is inhaled in precisely the same way as with a modern equivalent, only this time there is no need for batteries to convert energy into heat. Flame-powered vaporizers aren't merely a fancy alternative to joints or blunts, though—they have one crucial difference: they don't burn plant material

Instead, hot air is pulled through the herb by heating the unit, rather than burning the weed. This method of convection heating is exactly what you experience with an electric vaporizer, with a few additional benefits.

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The Advantages Of A Flame-powered Cannabis Vaporizer

The most immediate benefit of a flame-powered vaporizer is that they are usable whenever and wherever you want. That is, of course, as long as you have a lighter. There is no need to carry spare batteries around or make sure your vaporizer is fully charged before use.

There is also the price to consider. Flame-powered vaporizers cost a fraction of their electrical counterparts. Plastics, electronics, and metals are replaced with glass, wood, or ceramic for a more organic and natural experience. In some cases, flame-powered vaporizers are so cheap that they make the perfect disposable option when travelling or visiting friends.

It isn't possible to control the temperature at which herb is vaporized when relying on flame power, but that doesn't mean the vapor produced should be written off. Instead, with the right technique and a conventional lighter, an incredibly tasty and pure vapor is possible. There are no plastics or electronics to taint the flavour of your weed—just how nature intended.

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With the benefits of flame-powered vaporizers clear to see, it's time to jump into our pick of the best. You can rest assured that each selection delivers a vapor unlike any electrical vaporizer out there.


DynaVap VapCap M Flame-powered cannabis / hash Vaporizer

Newly updated for 2019, the DynaVap VapCap M offers flame-powered enthusiasts the pinnacle of functional design. Don't panic if you already own the 2018 edition, as the modular design ensures parts are interchangeable. So, what exactly can you expect from this flame-powered vape pen?

An exclusive serpentine groove pattern on the tip of the vape pen improves airflow over older models. The carb hole has also been re-bored and re-grooved to fit instinctively between your fingers. Total length is a touch under 10cm, making the unit incredibly portable. When you're ready to blaze the day away, remove the metal cap and load the VapCap M with either dried herb or resin—the choice is yours.

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Sticky Brick HydroBrick Maxx Flame-powered cannabis Vaporizer

Truly a work of art, the HydroBrick Maxx produces exquisite vapor, rivalled only by the chic walnut finish. The included torch lighter allows the unit to deliver flavoursome vapor in as little as 10 seconds. Although the HydroBrick Maxx may not be the most portable flame-powered vaporizer on offer, it is discreet. The entire unit appears unassuming as a wooden box, before being assembled into a sturdy, well-designed vape.

Even though everything you need to get started is included, Sticky Brick went one step further. The HydroBrick Maxx consists of a whip and 18mm male connector for vape lovers who relish in water cooling. The sophisticated foldable design, premium glass components, and lightning-fast heat-up time make the HydroBrick Maxx a small unit with huge potential.

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DynaVap OmniVonG Flame-powered Cannabis Vaporizer

DynaVap's second appearance on our best flame-powered vaporizer list offers the same premium quality you've come to expect. The wooden midsection is the perfect homage to the organic character of flame-powered vaping. The combination of natural wood and titanium ensures the OmniVong not only looks fantastic, but vapes well too. A simple twist of the mouthpiece allows the flow rate to be adjusted—who said flame-powered vaporizers weren't at the cutting edge of innovation?

Compatible with dried herb, resins, and concentrates, the OmniVong is easily slipped in and out of your pocket for vaping on the go that doesn't disappoint. All you need to do is heat the cap until you hear a click—simple!

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Sticky Brick Runt Flame-powered Cannabis Vaporizer

If you loved the wood-finished and sleek design of the HydroBrick Maxx, but need a vape unit that is more portable—look no further. The talented minds at Sticky Brick have shrunk their classic design and premium glass components to fit easily into your pocket. Fortunately, the Runt uses two strong magnets to hold the entire unit together, while a sliding mechanism provides improved stability.

Just like the HydroBrick Maxx, the Runt ships with a ton of handy accessories. Restrictor discs (for preventing the flame from combusting plant material), screens, carb corks, stir sticks, and a torch lighter are all included. If you want to keep vaping stylish and straightforward—with a vapor that delivers every time—the Runt is an ideal choice.

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Eagle Bill flame-powered cannabis vaporizer

If you had to envisage a flame-powered vaporizer that encompasses all the advantages we outlined earlier, chances are it would look like Eagle Bill. It's hard to imagine any other unit so eloquently combining functionality, pure vapor, and cost-effectiveness. It may seem like you're not getting a lot for your money, but the simplistic design is worth its weight in gold.

Pack the chamber, situate a screen, and heat the underneath of the bowl—flame-powered vaping in its purest form. The all-glass construction ensures what you experience is sweet, flavoursome vapor and nothing else. Best of all, the Eagle Bill will keep going as long as you can—no batteries needed. The Eagle Bill is about as close as you can get to enjoying weed as nature intended—you, a flame, and dank herb.

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There you have it! Our selection of the best flame-powered vaporizers on the market. Inexpensive yet highly effective, there is a lot to like about the collection above. Don't take our word for it though; pick one up and experience pure, unadulterated vapor for yourself—you won't regret it!

Luke Sholl
Luke Sholl
Luke Sholl has been writing about cannabis, the wellness potential of cannabinoids, and the positive influence of nature for over a decade. Working with several cannabinoid-centric publications, he publishes a variety of digital content, supported by strong technical knowledge and thorough research.
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