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How to Pick the Best Torch for Dabs

by Hemper Co 3 min read

How to Pick the Best Torch for Dabs

When you're trying to dab, you simply can't heat your banger with any BIC or other small lighter from the gas station. Instead, you need a powerful torch to get the job done right. 

There are a variety of torches you could use for dabbing. Each is going to serve a different purpose, such as being better for travel or one working better for heavy-duty use. Whatever torch you choose, know your dabbing experience will be just like the pros with a high quality torch!


If you’re used to smoking joints or bongs, lighting up has been relatively easy for you. Flick a match and wait for you dry herb to catch, or strike the flint of a lighter and you’re ready to go. Because the dry material is easier to catch alight, you don’t need to spend much time with an open flame and you’re less likely to burn yourself.

When dabbing, however, you have to heat quartz to a high enough temperature to be able to melt the concentrate you place on it, but not so hot that it scorches your wax or oil. You'll want to evenly heat the quartz too which takes steady heat.

A butane torch has a long nozzle with the flame at the end, which keeps it away from your hand. Torches also have on and off switches, so you can turn the flame on and leave it on as long as you need it. 

Many torches also are refillable, meaning you can switch out butane cartridges instead of throwing out the whole torch. This saves you the money of having to purchase a whole new torch each time while also saving the environment from extra waste.

Here are 4 options to help you select the best torch for dabs:

Verdant Pro Flame Torch


If you need a torch that packs a punch in a small package, the Verdant Pro Jetflame is the one for you. It’s small enough to go in your travel kit, and the safety ignition prevents it from being turned on accidentally. 

Newport Jumbo torch


Although the Newport Jumbo Torch is on the pricier side, it’s worth every penny. It features an instant start thanks to its piezo-ignition, so no waiting for it to light. The large-capacity refillable butane chamber will keep this running for a long time. Best of all, the Newport has an adjustable flame so you can get exactly the intensity of flame you want.

Blazer Big Shot Torch


The Blazer Big Shot is the torch you want if you’re going to be dabbing at home with friends often. It has an anti-flare, adjustable flame and a precise flame tip. The attachable tabletop base allows you to set it in one place during a group smoking session and leave it there. Save your hands from holding both your dab rig and your torch!

HEMPER Windproof Torch Lighter


For when you’re out on a camping trip and want to dab, the HEMPER Windproof will be your saving grace. Specially designed to keep its light even in a windy situation, this torch will not fail you. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, but it isn’t powerful enough for everyday use. This torch is small enough to fit in your pocket or pack for out and about.

All You Need to Select the Best Torch for Dabs

At HEMPER, we make sure you have access to only the best products in the business, backed by our superior knowledge. Our team has tried all sorts of products to help you select the best torch for dabs, as well as any other method of smoking you choose. Check out these torches and more in our shop!

HEMPER Best Butane Dab Torches