E-nails and e-rigs replaced the butane-torch powered rigs that many vapers used to consume processed and distilled CBD or THC crystals. E-nails and e-rigs have elaborate setups that can seem intimidating to the new users, but they offer the most fine-tuned, hard-hitting experience for dab and wax vapers.
Thanush PoulsenUpdated: April 7, 2021
Mig Vapor - Mig Rig
A mid-range mod is included for easy use with either of the two coil attachments
Glass attachment made of durable, sturdy material
The Mig Rig (formerly known as La Queef) from Mig Vapor is a dual-use, e-nail kit as it works with both dry herbs and concentrates. The h...
The best part about e-nails and e-rigs is how users can vape at a constant, controlled temperature. E-nails allow you to vape more efficiently and with better results. You have to note, however, that e-nails are not like e-cigs. You cannot use e-nails with e-liquids, tobacco, or nicotine. They are reserved for use with legal herb wax concentrates and also with aromatherapy dabs.
Vaping’s popularity has jumped tremendously in recent years, not only because of the aesthetic appeal of the devices but also because vaping offers a better, more efficient and cleverer way of dabbing concentrates. Needless to mention the ability to get more consistent vaporization provides a better and richer experience.
If you are in the market looking for your first e-nail or even seeking to get something more advanced, here are some of the best options that will not disappoint.
The Mig Rig (formerly known as La Queef) from Mig Vapor is a dual-use, e-nail kit as it works with both dry herbs and concentrates. The herbs vape best at around 30W for botanical material. The wax coil vapes best at 20w. The Mig Rig features a Pro 50 mod for use with either the ceramic herb or wax coil. The mod reaches a max of 50W, and it sits on beautifully-designed battery base for hands-free vaping.
The kit has all the same tools and add-ons that were in the original package. There is a glass bubble attachment, as well as dab tools, and a carb cover.
The original KandyPens Oura e-rig is a luxurious spin on dabbing. A portable and lightweight device fits for use almost everywhere.
Quartz glass atomizer provides an amazing flavor. And what is more important the device has a 3,000 mAh battery that grants thirty 60-second sessions.
The max temperature goes up to 1,090 degrees Fahrenheit.
And a bonus from the KandyPens: the Oura has a life-time warranty!
A portable e-rig device for concentrates. The device uses an 850mAh internal battery, while it uses an all-ceramic heating chamber. There are three, color-coded temperature levels ranging from 3.1V to 4.1V. The unit has a 14mm glass attachment that connects to water pipes and bongs.
The Connect has a USB charging port for charging, as well as a single operating button to activate the cell or to change through the heat settings. It features a spring-released carb cap for a reverse airflow design that provides bigger cloud production.
The PuffCo Peak is a portable dab rig with four independent heat settings and a ceramic chamber.
The Peak consists of two parts:
the silicone base
and the borosilicate glass water filter that sits atop it.
Together, the entire unit measures under four inches. The atomizer sits beside the bottom, and the vapor path runs from the atomizer, though the filter.
The base of the Peak also features an LED ring that acts as a temperature and battery life indicator. No extra accessories are needed for work. Users can set their temperature levels via the single button on the base section. The temperature range runs from 450F (the lowest) to 650F.
The Pulsar Elite Series Micro is a portable dab rig with precision temperature control. The device uses a five-inch power cord to connect to its power source. The Elite does not have an internal or external battery.
The Elite Micro is a smaller version of Pulsar’s Elite electric dab rig, but it also features precision temperature control. The Elite Micro consists of the control box and the titanium nail that has a 22mm diameter (0.86 inches).
The temperature range for the Micro Elite runs from zero to 1200F. Users can dial in their preferred temperature via the LED display and the up/down buttons.
Compared to other options, e-nails and e-rigs are a relatively new technology. The highly technical gadgets are taking the market by storm largely because of their functionality and effectiveness. Not only do they allow you to vape and dab, but they also allow you to do it at a constant temperature, so you are able to get the best results.
The buying process can be a little confusing, considering the features and other factors that you have to consider. However, don’t worry; you are in the right place.
The first thing you want to look into is the price. E-nails and e-rigs can be very expensive. With some costing as much as $600, you might want to look around for something more affordable. The emphasis here is on the term “affordable,” not “cheap.” While considering the price, you need to weigh the features that you will get to enjoy against the price tag. Keep in mind that you will need to have enough spending money left for the actual concentrate.
Most e-rigs are designed to keep you glued to the wall socket. However, if you are the guy that likes to have his fun on the go, then without a doubt, you will need an e-nail that allows you to do just that. Thanks to new technology, some units are now fitted with batteries. While this offers you the ability to dab on the go, the battery capacity is a bit of a variable. You do not want it to die too quickly. So, you need to consider the capacity of the battery when considering portability.
Unless you take particular interest on how your gadgets look, you do not really need to pay too much attention to the customization. Usually, this includes a custom-made skin wrap or maybe a nail stand. You should know that these additions come at a higher price tag, and if you would like to give your dabbing station more of a personal feel, then it will be a worthwhile investment.
The durability of an e-rig is dictated by the build design and materials. If you manage to find that perfect product, you want to make sure that it will stick with you for a long time. That is why durability is so important when making your purchase.
The difference can be in the material or in the design that allows the e-rig to handle regular use better. The stronger the material, the more durable it is. However, remember, this might come at the cost of added weight, which is important to consider if you are heavily considering portability.
When it comes to features, you are spoiled for choice. There are already so many features out there, and there are more being added every day as better technology is released.
However, the best approach is not to pick the newest and the best features. Instead, consider what you want from your e-nail. Keeping that in mind, you can choose features that align with your requirements. That way, you get features that you can use and, more importantly, don’t driving up the price unnecessarily.
E-rigs is a great and more fun way to dab. They make the process fun and more involving. The technical approach not only calls for better understanding of the devices but over the years it has allowed them to develop more of a cult-like following. It is what makes them so interesting. You just have to get the ideal unit for yourself, and then join in the fun. Keep in mind that choosing the right concentrate is just as important as getting the right e-nail.
Published: November 1, 2018Updated: April 7, 2021
Being a regular Sweden student, I discovered innovative ways of living healthier. And with my very first e-cigarette, I’ve got obsessed with all things digital. So vaping collided my interests in electronics, science, and health. I enjoy bringing people into the world of vaping through my reviews, guides, and best-of lists.