We all live in motion. We go to school or work, meet up with friends, hike, travel: live.
You’re no longer limited by your desktop rig. There are more options than ever before. And with portable dab rigs, the world is now your oyster.
What is the Best Portable Dab Rig?
Really, the answer to this depends mainly on your preference.
Are you looking for ultimate ease and comfort? In this case an e-rig may be ideal for you. Do you want something you can stick in your bag and forget about? Then, a silicone dab rig will give you certain peace of mind. Do you prefer the taste of hitting from borosilicate glass over silicone? Are you looking for a cheap portable dab rig or considering an investment piece?
You can learn more about the different styles of ab rigs below or if you’ve narrowed it down already, jump directly to the best portable dab rigs below.
Styles of Portable Dab Rigs
Generally, portable dab rigs include mini, silicone and e-rigs which would encompass dab pens and nectar collectors as well. Below are the main styles of portable dab rigs to consider:
Mini rigs – Mini rigs generally measure under six inches and are normally made from borosilicate glass, silicone or quartz. Mini dab rigs are often preferred among dabbers since their small size and chambers makes each dab more potent than larger rigs do.
Silicone rigs – Silicone dab rigs are particularly ideal if you are camping, hiking, traveling or simply want a worry-free piece. Made from food-grade-silicone, these portable dab rigs are heat-resistant and highly durable. They are notoriously easy to clean given their flexible material. For instance, silicone rigs can be placed in the freezer for a few hours so that the reclaim can be effortlessly cracked off as you gently bend the silicone. Some dabbers even stick their silicone rigs in the dishwasher which just goes to show how simple maintenance is.
Nectar collectors – Nectar collectors, also known as dab straws, are a highly portable option not only for their size but their ease as well. To use one, you simply dip the tip directly into the concentrate dish, bypassing the dab tool altogether.
E-rigs – Electronic dab rigs are often ideal for daily dabbers since they cut out a lot of the maintenance. For instance, since e-rigs have a contained heating element, there’s no need to fuss with a butane torch. In roughly 30 seconds you can achieve the perfect temperature at the touch of a button. Electric dab rigs offer a certain sophistication. Most offer precise temperature control, smoother conduction and some more advanced versions even having an app to control settings directly from your phone.
Dab pens – Technically, a dab pen is considered a type of e-rig but they are also a category all their own. Dab pens are the best portable dab rigs around since many can fit in your pocket, deliver dabs at the touch of a button and tend to be more affordable than your average e-rig. As for dab pens, we highly recommend the Utillian 5 for its impressive performance and long battery life. Even though it’s a wax pen, the Utillian is considered one of the best portable electric dab rigs currently available.
Best Portable Dab Rigs
Here are our top picks of the best portable dab rigs that don’t compromise on functionality or style:
Mini Heady Dab Rig – If you love the taste of hitting from glass over silicone, as well as the sheer beauty of glass, this mini dab rig may be just for you. Measuring just under seven inches, this piece features a stunning marble embellishment that glitters under the light. Made from thick borosilicate glass, it’s highly durable and will be sure to become your new daily driver, wherever your high takes you.
Mini Mushroom Dab Rig – This piece with its heady glass mushroom caps is a cool rig to enjoy in the great outdoors. Whether you’re sitting in your backyard or under the canopy of the forest by the campfire, this mini rig will be sure to elevate the experience. Since it measures just five inches it doesn’t take up any space at all. It also features a dome which can be easier to handle over a banger, especially when traveling.
Cheap Portable Dab Rigs
If you’re working with a limited budget you can still find a high quality rig that won’t break the bank. If you are looking for a cheap portable dab rig, silicone is often going to be your best option since they are less costly to produce than glass rigs. Nano rigs are also a good option and will actually produce more flavorful dabs due to their compact size.
Cute Mini Dab Rig – Made from thick pyrex glass, this nano rig measures just over three inches so you can slip it into your purse or bag comfortably without anyone noticing. It’s a durable, compact piece that packs a flavorful punch, elevating your dabs to new highs.
Quartz Dab Rig – Made from quality quartz, this portable dab rig measuring five inches features a fixed diffused downstem and banger so you never have to worry about where you left your banger.
No Face Silicone Mini Dab Rig – This mini rig measuring six inches is made from food-grade-silicone. It’s the perfect portable rig to take with you on your next escapade. Since it’s made from durable silicone, you can just toss it in your bag and even hide the thick quartz banger inside his belly.
Tie Dye Silicone Dab Rig – This silicone dab rig is a nicely balanced piece with a condensed mouthpiece so you can savor the flavor of each dab. Also made from food-grade silicone, it’s made to stand the test of time.
Dabbing Accessories Shop
There’s been a radical shift in what people find valuable. The shift to minimalism, to less is more is a positive one because what’s true is that the lighter you are the farther you travel.
The same holds true in the context of dab rigs. With a portable dab rig the sky’s the limit.
We’ve got a wide selection of rigs and other dabbing accessories in our online headshop so you can go far and get high all the while. So if you’re looking for travel-friendly silicone dab containers, dab tools or carb caps, we’ve got you covered wherever your high takes you.