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How to Choose the Best Vape Battery for Your Preferences

by Angel Ferrer 3 min read

How to Choose the Best Vape Battery for Your Preferences

Vaping has swiftly become one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis by offering a tasty, discreet, and smokeless alternative to smoking flower. But with the number of vape batteries available online and in smoke shops around the world, how do you know which ones are worth spending your money on?

In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about selecting the best vape battery for your vaping needs.

What to Consider When Selecting a Vape Battery

Size and Shape

From fat and bulky to slim and discreet, vape batteries come in all different shapes and sizes. Look for a battery that feels comfortable in your hand while being able to fit in the pocket of whatever you normally wear.

While the size and shape of the battery you choose is up to you, you’ll likely prefer one that isn’t too blocky or sharp-edged. You’ll also want to avoid anything too round and smooth because it may slip out of your pocket.

While the shape and size don’t usually impact the hits you can take, it’s important to note that small batteries, while discreet, may not hold as long of a charge as a larger battery.

Power Source

There are a few different types of power sources in vape batteries, so it’s up to you which works best for your needs. Some vape batteries use normal traditional batteries which you have to dispose of once they die. These work great in a pinch if your vape battery dies, but can become a bit of a financial burden if you find yourself having to constantly buy new batteries.

Many vape batteries are rechargeable with a micro USB, USB-C, or lightning cable. These are great for saving money but can take a while to charge once they die. To combat this, you can consider bringing a portable external battery with you that can charge your vape if you run out later in the day

Another factor to consider is if you can use the vape while it's charging. Make sure to read the full description and reviews of any vape battery you’re considering to see if it has this feature.


Ultimately, the aesthetic of the battery you choose is up to your own stylistic preferences, but there are a few things to consider. Bright colors and bold designs on vape batteries may be more noticeable if you’re hitting it in public. On the other hand, neutral colors and traditional designs can resemble e-cigs, making them less noticeable and more discreet.

Common Battery Shapes

Box Vaporizer

Box vaporizers come in a rectangular shape and are typically some of the bulkier vape batteries. They often use a USB or lightning charger and have a decently long battery life (usually good for a few hours without issue).

While they can be bulky, many rectangular batteries still fit comfortably in pockets and bags and you won’t have to worry about them falling out.

Some rectangular vape batteries like the KandyPens C-Box have adjustable voltage, allowing you to take hits of different strengths.

Pen Vaporizer

Pen vape batteries are long, slender, and designed for ultimate discretion. They can be powered by USB charging and are often disposable, cart-based, or refillable. While they typically have shorter battery life and one hit strength than some larger batteries, they’re great for travel, everyday carry, or infrequent users.

The KandyPens Rubi for example, offers the utmost discretion while still delivering powerful and flavorful hits with a charge time of just half an hour.


eRigs are portable dabbers that let you hit powerful dabs on the go. Their ceramic or quartz tips heat your concentrate to your preference with no torch needed. Many of these, such as the Dabtech Daborizer, are also USB-powered and offer a super discreet option for dabbing.

Pipe Batteries

Pipe batteries are designed to mimic the appearance of a traditional tobacco pipe bowl while still letting you hit cartridges from them. Simply thread the cartridge over the battery's input and press the power button to heat up the cartridge for vaping.

The Hemper Pipe Vape Battery offers 3 voltage settings, is USB-chargeable, and has a super discreet design for vaping on the go.

Find the Best Vape Battery for Your Preferences

Regardless of the size, shape and look you want, Hemper offers a wide selection of the best vape batteries around. Check out our collection to find the best vape battery for you today.