Dab rigs are currently one of the most popular smoking mechanisms for consuming cannabis. The innovative and complex setup sprung from hobbyists who were looking to find a way to take more potent hits.
Dab rigs use concentrate instead of traditional flower. Concentrate is a form of cannabis that hits harder and reduces the plant to its base elements. Users who are unfamiliar with dab rigs come in with a lot of questions, like how to use it and how to heat it. However, one question that keeps coming up is how much they cost.
This is a question that comes with multiple answers. Dab rigs have a lot of moving parts. The average dab rig includes:
Given that these parts can all come at different prices, rigs can crop up in many price ranges. However, the ranges can be roughly sliced into three categories: low end, high end, and heady glass. This article will briefly cover the prices range separation between the three groups, and the features and performance you can expect from each range.
Cheap Dab Rigs
If you’re new to dabbing and want to simply buy something cheap that will ease you into the dabbing world, you can probably find a decent dab rig that won’t break your bank. An affordable dab rig can range from $10-$50. If you’re really looking for something simple, you can find nectar collectors within the $10-$20 range. These are not full dab rigs, but they operate similarly and are a convenient way to vaporize concentrate without spending too much time or money.
As you move up in price range, you’ll find that a lot of dab rigs in the $30-$50 range are not inherently low quality, but rather are mini dab rigs. Mini dab rigs are compact and portable. But be careful, because they hit hard! If you value portability over cloud capacity, you can find a plethora of interesting dab rigs at a low price range.
High-End Dab Rigs
Maybe portability isn’t a priority for you. If you’re willing to pay more, you can find a wide variety of incredibly powerful and potent dab rigs within the price range of $60-$200. These are dab rigs that feature water percolation, incredible durability, and supreme functionality.
If you’re looking to have a stationary dab rig that delivers cool, smooth hits with all the bells and whistles then high-end dab rigs are perfect. These rigs are usually made from borosilicate glass and come with dab nails made from quartz or titanium.
If you’ve moved past the basic essential need of functionality and want a dab rig with supreme aesthetics, then heady dab rigs are for you! Heady dab rigs are intricately designed art pieces that often feature complex craftsmanship, fun pop-culture references, and novelty. These rigs generally start at $400 but can cost more than a thousand dollars.
These type of dabbing rigs are bought purely for the artist design and not the functionality.
However, if you have the money, and want a dab rig that also functions as a piece of art, there are a plethora of delightful heady glass dab rigs available too with a much higher price tag.