Dabbing is an incredibly popular and powerful way to consume cannabis concentrates that sits somewhere between vaping and smoking. You’ll need several key tools beyond a dab rig to get started with dabbing. But, the number of dab accessories is constantly evolving. This laundry list of possibilities is why we’ve curated a list of the best dab tools for 2022.
What kind of dab accessories and tools do you need?
At the bare minimum, you’ll need the following:
All dab rig parts fit together based on a specific joint size (10, 14.5, and 18 mm are common).
These are just the beginning in the big wide world of dab accessories and tools. For example, grab a silicone dab pad or storage to reduce the sticky mess. You may also want terp pearls, marbles, and banger inserts to improve the flavor and consistency. And, if you care about hitting specific temperatures, you’ll also want a temperature reader and an e-nail.
Here’s a look at the best Dab accessories around:
The best quartz banger: Honeybee Herb Honey and Milk Bevel Male Quartz Banger
Size and weight: 1.5″ x 1″
Joint size: 10 mm or 14.5 mm
Durability: 5/5Material: Plastic handle, metal torch
Price: from $74.99
- unique thick, milky base with large, clear dish
- banger sits at a user-friendly 45-degree angle
- made with a smooth beveled edge in a flat-top design
One of the most established names in dab rig technology, Honeybee has created a beautiful line of quartz bangers called Honey and Milk. So named for the thick, milky glass details, these are crafted to make your next dab sesh a memorable one.
Available in both 10 mm and 14.5 mm joint options (as well as female fittings), this specific banger sits at an ergonomic 45-degree angle. In addition, this 100 percent quartz glass banger is intelligently designed for consistently clean and smooth inhales.
The best dab straw vape: Dip Devices Little Dipper
- Size and weight: N/A
- Durability: 5/5
- Material: Stainless steel
- Color: Black, yellow, blue
- Price: from $29.99
- Quick-heat coil
- Compact and portable design, ergonomic form factor
- Three power settings for more precise consumption
The Little Dipper from Dip Devices is not only one of the company’s most innovative products, it’s also the most affordable.
The Little Dipper offers Dip Devices’ signature direct-to-concentrate Vapor Tip technology in a small compact and portable form. It’s super reliable, too.
The compact and portable design as well as three power settings for more precise consumption make it a must-have for dabbing lovers.
The best thing: 1% of all Little Dipper sales are donated to worthwhile organizations.
The best butane torch: Whip-It! Ion Lite Torch Lighter
Size and weight: 6″
Material: plastic handle, metal torch
Price: from $27.55
- piezoelectric ignition system for instant and steady flame
- available in bright color combinations
- includes a safety switch and thumb trigger
Whip-It! Created this small, travel-friendly butane torch with the dabber in mind. It’s small enough to fit inside a dab kit or pocket. Plus, the thumb trigger and innovative piezoelectric ignition system create an instant and steady flame. Finally, the ergonomic handle sits atop a large base for stability when not in use.
The unique ignition system also ensures a functional flame, no matter the direction you’ve pointed it. With a limited lifetime warranty, there is no reason not to take it with you wherever you dab.
The best complete dab kit: Fire Set Flat Top 25mm Cup Full Quartz
Size and weight: n/a
What’s inside: 2 terp peals, carb cap, quartz banger, quartz insert, and a quartz nail
Joint size: 18 mm
Material: quartz glass
Price: from $63.99
- everything you need to complete an 18mm dab rig
- made from 100 percent pure quartz glass
- sits at a 90-degree angle from your rig
Get every component you need for an 18 mm dab rig setup, including two terp pearls, a banger, insert, nail, and carb cap. The smaller joint also expands into a 25 mm flat-top, beveled edge bucket, allowing for bigger (and better) dabs.
The 100 percent quartz setup sits at an upright 90-degree angle from your rig for ease of use. With every component entirely quartz, each glass dab tool is not only durable but best for getting the most flavor from every dab.
The best value dab kit: Terp Slurper with Marble Cap Pearls Kit
Size and weight: n/a
What’s inside: terp peals, slurper marble, spinning carb cap, flat top banger
Joint size: 10, 14.5, or 18.8 mm (male and female)
Price: from $44.99
- A kit to help curate your next sesh, with two terp pearls and a slurper marble
- Available in several joint sizes, as well as male and female ends
- Perfect for use with both high- and low-temperature dabs
The Terp Slurper is a dab kit complete with everything you need to improve flavor, reduce waste, and target precise temperatures. First, it’s a 90-degree angle banger with a large dish. It also comes with a spinning carb cap, plus two terp pearls and a slurper marble. These all work together to ensure every drop gets vaporized.
The entire kit arrives carefully packed into a custom padded box, which doubles as a portable storage box when not in use. As a result, this kit is ideally suited to concentrate connoisseurs who love to personalize each session to the specific strain.
The best dab pearls: Glow in the Dark Terp Pearl
Size and weight: 6 mm
Color: Clear, Smoke, Purple
Price: from $1.00
- glow-in-the-dark glass to find it day or night
- helps create consistent heat for a better dab
- available in three translucent colors
A dab peal is a simple dab accessory but with one important job: to make your dab better. But, the one challenge with these tiny glass balls is their tendency to disappear, rolling under a couch or sneaking into a corner of your stash box.
By making these tiny terp peals out of 100 percent glow-in-the-dark glass, it means you’ll never lose your pearls again. In addition, they come in three beautiful translucent colors, including clear, smoke, and purple.
The best temperature reader for dab nails: OCTAVE Terp Timer
Size and weight: 3.5″
Color: Silver, Black
Price: from $129.99
- go three months without charging with a long-lasting lithium-ion battery
- designed for hands-free functionality
- comes with a 10-year manufacturers warranty
The only way to dial in your banger temperature is with a thermometer. The OCTAVE Terp Timer is designed explicitly for world dabbing. Preset your desired target temperature, heat the banger, then set this tiny device directly under the nail. The infrared thermal sensor will tell you precisely when the temperature is reached with a built-in alarm.
The Terp Timer comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty, and a sleek aerospace alloy body. It’s available in black and silver.
The best dab storage dish: Budder Buddy Silicone Cube Stash
Size and weight: 60 ml
Price: from $19.99
- bright psychedelic swirl design in multiple colors
- food-grade and dishwasher-safe silicone
- non-stick, even for your stickiest concentrates
Keep your waxes, shatters, and other super sticky concentrates safe and sound in this highly portable dab storage container. The Budder Buddy is made from damage- and heat-proof food-grade silicone. It’s a LEGO-shaped dab storage container that will last a lifetime.
It’s incredibly durable, and no matter how many times you drop it, crush it, or bend it, you’ll never break it. The material also makes it super easy to clean, unlike conventional glass or plastic storage containers. A little mild soapy water or a cycle in the dishwasher, and it’s ready for your next session.
The best carb cap: The Sauce Wand Dabber with Carb Cap
Size and weight: 5″
Material: Borosilicate Glass
Color: Smoke, Green, Red, Blue
Price: from $26.95
- as a dabber tool or a carb cap, it’s a multi-functional dab accessory
- made from durable, high-quality borosilicate glass
- carb cap is 28mm, fitting most nail dishes
The Sauce Wand is a dabber tool with a carb cap, all rolled into one. It’s five inches long and has several ringed finger grips along its length, making it one of the easiest dabbers and caps to handle. The carb cap is 28″ wide and will fit most standard nail dishes.
This 100 percent borosilicate glass accessory comes in a variety of deep translucent colors, including smoke, green, blue and red, each with a multicolor tip detailing. The carb cap is bubble style, which speeds up the vaporization thanks to a better seal against a flat top nail.
The best dab insert: Calibear Silicon Carbide Banger Insert
Size and weight: Smaller than 24 mm
Material: Silicon carbide
Price: from $69.95
- ideal for curating a perfect low-temperature dab
- fits into most 24 to 25 mm nails
- reduces waste by ensuring every last drop gets vaporized
A dab insert worth every penny, this Calibear special is made from silicon carbide that’s non-toxic, heat-proof, and easy to clean. It slips easily into most 24 to 25 mm dab nails, and when it’s time to remove, it’s painless to pop out.
This lightweight dab insert helps achieve your ideal temperature, especially for lower-temperature sessions. Like all inserts, it also improves vaporization, so you use every last drop of concentrate, with no waste left sticking to the nail.
How do I maximize my dab experience?
Dabbing may be so popular because it gives consumers the unique ability to personalize each session with various dabbing accessories. It’s possible to improve flavor, efficiency, and temperature control, all while reducing waste by upgrading different components.
Invest in a dab temperature reader. This lets you target specific cannabinoids and terpenes. You may also want to buy a banger insert to help hit lower temperature targets. Many connoisseurs also throw terp pearls into the banger. As you inhale, these tiny glass balls rapidly swirl around to ensure you’ve vaporized 100 percent of the product.
Personalize your dabbing experience
The beauty of dabbing is the ability to create a highly personal experience. Start with the basics, like a butane torch and a carb cap, and build from there. Add pearls, add inserts, and play with different bangers. Soon, you’ll find yourself with a kit full of custom dab tools for every wax, crystal, and concentrate.
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