If you enjoy your dabbing experience but want some flexibility, you should consider nectar collectors. They are the trendiest gadget, promising freedom away from the usual bulky gear. If you are looking to find out more about yourself, you are at the right place. We will also give you an introduction to some of the best options in the market, helping you with your selection process.
What is a nectar collector?
A nectar collector is essentially a straw you use to take in wax and oil concentrates. It is a dabbing pipe heated on one end, the tip, and you dip this end to the wax concentrates. The heat turns the concentrates into a vapor that you inhale on the other end, the mouthpiece. The other part is the body, which often serves as a cooling and filtering chamber.
There are four types of nectar collectors; glass, silicone, hybrids, and electric nectar collectors. With time more collectors are adding different features for multifunctionality.
Benefits of a nectar collector
Nectar collectors are an alternative to briggs and offer the following advantages;
- They are highly portable, making them easy to carry around and use indiscreetly.
- They are easy to use even for first-timers since they involve a simple and straightforward operation.
- They are easy to clean since most contain detachable parts and accessories.
- They are self-contained, requiring nothing else beyond a flame and concentration.
- They do not waste any wax, and you can easily monitor how much you are taking.
Some top nectar collectors for 2021 include;
The Electric Nectar Collector-TOKER eStraw is a brand-new nectar collector from INHALCO. It features an excellent design with a pure titanium tip and a ceramic tip. It is quite sizable at 7.3 inches long and 99 grams in weight, but this makes for excellent handling.
Its unique feature is the coil-less ceramic heating tip. This feature ensures there is no direct contact between the contents and the coil. As a result, there is no burning of the content, and the heat is distributed evenly for a smoother taste.
This nectar collector comes with an increased voltage supporting 16 dabs. You also do not worry about waiting time since it only takes 1.5 hours to recharge. It also takes only 10 seconds to heat up. We also like that all the parts exposed to the airflow are detachable, making cleaning easier.
2. Huni Badger Vertical Electric Nectar Collector
The Huni Badger is as hardy as its namesake as it is innovative. The build may have you thinking it is a handheld vaporizer, yet it serves as a vertical vaporizer. Like many other devices here, the Huni Badger comes with many accessories that improve its functionality. Two features stand out most.
First, the collector comes equipped with a 18650mAh battery, which offers you extensive continuous use without recharging. Better yet, you can remove the battery, and it is also rechargeable allowing you to have several backups.
Another unique feature is the provision of two different tips that achieve different results. If you are after smoother hits from the concentrates, then use the lower temperature tip. If you are after thick clouds, then the high-temperature tip will serve you best. Finally, the Huni Badger Nectar Collector facilitates fast heating and comes with a hardy storage case.
3. Evri 3 in 1 Dip Devices
The Evri 3 in 1 is a triple use nectar collector kit. Instead of having several devices for each function, you get one that does three. On the one hand, you can get the traditional nectar collector function by attaching the battery to the straw and turning it on. You can also use it for vaping e-liquids. All you do is attach a provided secondary mouthpiece to the battery. Finally, you can use it to power prefilled 510 cartridges and even Juul pods.
The 925mAh battery is long-lasting and rechargeable. You can also replace it should you run out of power. It also comes with three voltage options, 4V, 6v, and 8V, to suit your varying needs. The build is sturdy, and top quality, and the device offers excellent functionality and convenience to people seeking to have a variety of experiences.
The Silicone Glass Nectar Collector Kit is another quality product from INHALCO. This collector offers the best of both worlds as it is a hybrid having both silicon and glass parts. Not only do you get the durability thanks to the silicone reinforcement, but you also get smoother hits thanks to the option of water filtration.
We also like the detachable titanium tip feature. It allows you to use the accompanying two glass tip accessories that turn this collector into a mini-drab rig. By using a titanium tip, you get fast cooling, which allows you to have continuous hits.
The package includes;
- An 8.3-inch silicone straw
- 7ml silicone jar
- Two glass tip accessories
- 10mm titanium tip
- A foam packed gift box
5. Lookah Seahorse Pro Electronic Nectar Collector
The Lookah Seahorse Pro Electronic Nectar Collector is an upgraded version of the original Lookah Seahorse Electronic Collector. Its upgraded modern design lets you consume your concentrates in style. It features a sleeker and sturdier build, and it is still available in a variety of vibrant colors. It is easy to use, and its small size allows you to have your hits without attracting unnecessary attention. The easy setup also means you can get your hits even while on the go.
It has the unique feature of being compatible with water pipes so you can connect to a bong for cool and cleaner hits. The Pro version also has dual-functionality allowing you to mix up your vaping as the situation or your preference demands. It serves both as a nectar collector, or you can use it for cartridge vaping as it supports 510 threaded cartridges.
Finally, the Lookah Seahorse Pro Electronic Nectar Collector offers you three temperature options. You have 3.2V, 3.6V, and 4.1V, all of which help you make the most of your concentrates.
6. Atmos Electro Electronic Nectar Collector
The Atmos Electronic Nectar Collector is excellent on so many fronts. First, it is ultra-portable, allowing you to have your vaping experiences on the go. Secondly, it is simple to use as you do not have to load or pack it like other vaporizers. All you do is place the heating element in the concentrates and vape your away using the nectar collector feature.
It also has a dual function giving those who love the traditional experience of a vaporizer can still load up from the top and use the heating chamber and the additional mouthpiece to use it as a wax pen. A unique feature is the atomizers' design with a unique reverse-flow air path. They both also use quartz heating elements for a clean vapor that’s also rich in flavor.
7. Dabtech Daborizer
The Dabtech Daborizer is a powerful nectar collector despite its excellent compact size. Despite its palm-size stature, it packs a battery that can last up to 80 vape sessions with a full charge. It has a modern nectar collector look without sticking out, and along with its small stature, it offers the needed level of discreteness. It also has enough accessories which streamline the whole vaping experience. Other top attractions include;
- A dual-function mouthpiece that serves as the cap for the device too.
- An option between a ceramic tip or a quartz one to suit your preferences, along with a replacement tip.
- The collector has a fast heat time reducing the waiting time to enjoy your products.
- A glass percolator that is spill-proof cools down the content before it hits your lips.
8. Big Dipper Electronic Nectar Collector
The Big Dipper Electronic Nectar Collector claims to offer a futuristic dabbing experience, but it delivers a solid traditional dabbing experience in practicality. Of course, the electronic operation is all modern and convenient too. However, the large, syringe-like size and the vaping experience is what most dabbing lovers find awesome about traditional dabbing.
The operation is also straightforward. You get to choose from either quartz or ceramic tip, fill the small bubbler, and then inhale gently from the top. It has all the main elements of a top-quality nectar collector. While the modern elements make heating up easy, its design allows for a more enjoyable traditional experience. You also get to pick from a variety of colors to find one that suits your personality.
9. The Happy Dab Kit
The Happy Dab Kit is an excellent option for someone new to dabbing and nectar collectors. Given the cost of different individual devices and the need to figure things out you go, the Happy Dab Kit is a good place to start. The kit comes with all the essentials a beginner would need, including;
- A glass nectar collector
- A dab scooping tool that lets you pick the concentrates from their containers
- A small butane torch to heat the nectar collector’s tip
- Two 5ml containers to hold your wax while on the move
- A shockproof case stores all the fragile items.
For an experienced user, the Happy Dab Kit may be basic, but it is a quality and inexpensive way to try out most things related to dabbing for someone new.
10. Alien Ape Dual Electronic Nectar Collector
The Alien Ape Dual Electronic Nectar Collector lives up to its name in terms of design. Its futuristic look is excellent for someone who wants to stand out and consume the concentrates in style. The design also serves a function because it allows for the dual capability of the device. First, it can serve as a traditional collector where you dip into the concentrates. Secondly, it can act like a vaping cartridge pen.
It is compatible with 510 threaded cartridges and comes with three variable temperatures; 3.4, 3.7, and 4.2 Volts. As such, you can optimize the one that best suits your concentration. We like an easy to clean body, and it is not frills.
11. Quartz Minimalist Syringe Dab Straw
Compared to other items on this list, the Quartz Minimalist Syringe Dab Straw feels less. Yet, that is the whole attraction of this device. It is essentially a straw and the perfect tool for enjoying your dry hits.
At 6-inches long, it gives you a safe distance, and the length also aids cooling before the product gets to your mouth. It is made of quartz and scientific glass that is hardy enough and promotes fast healing action. The traditional and minimalist design also makes this highly affordable yet effective dabbing device.
12. Honey Dabber II Vapor Straw Collector
If you are an experienced dabbing enthusiast looking for a simple but effective nectar collector to carry along, this is it. It is American made with cherry wood and quality titanium. It captures the main essence of a vapor straw for the move with its compact, lightweight, and discrete features. All you have to do is heat up the titanium tip and dip it in your concentrates.
The titanium tip means you only need a few seconds to heat up, and you can easily take a hit and pocket back. This is possible because it has a wooden sleeve to cover the straw after use, even when it is hot. It is durable and classy, but you need to have a dabbing experience since the short length lessens the cooling time.
What to look for when choosing a nectar collector
- Durability. – Pick a nectar collector built to last longer with sturdy material like thick glass, quartz, or silicone.
- Design. The collector's design will determine if you can clean and store it easily. It also determines if you will stand out or use your collector discreetly. While you can have a range of options in terms of your preferences for the look, it still has to allow you ease of use and cleaning.
- Accessories. – If you want more from your collector, including a water chamber, and electrical igniters as multiple functionalities, then you should look for such devices. They offer more convenience and stand-alone capabilities.