We are 3/4ths of the way through the year 2022. This year has brought about a number of booming industry trends that have shaped the future of vaporizers, cultivation, and usage. For many, this has been the start of a new chapter in their lives, whether it is for consumers who are establishing their new favorite strains and devices or industry leaders looking to make a new name for themselves with new and improved products, the year has brought a lot to the table.
Before we start with 2023, let's take a look back at what 2022 brought us:
Live Resin Products Made A Big Impact
Live resin has been a long sought-after concentrate for disposable vaporizers. When vaporizers first hit the market, they didn't have the power or battery life (not to mention coil strength) to handle thicker consistencies. With battery life becoming larger and more power output, these cartridges made 2022 a peak year for disposables.
1.0 mL Cartridges Were Big
0.5 mL wasn't satisfactory enough among consumers. When they first hit the market, they were widely popular, but technology and innovation have made it abundantly clear that people were looking for more. As of right now, the industry has shifted away from smaller cartridges and on to bigger and better ones.
1g Disposables Made An Industry Shift
With more powerful and longer-lasting batteries, companies felt comfortable putting their concentrate inside the device and selling them with their names on them. No longer are quality vaporizer batteries dying out before you can finish.
Now that we have gotten this current year out of the way, let's look at 2023:
There are so many different coils on the market. It can be a difficult task to try them all in order to see what the right fit may be. With traditional coils, the burn ratio was skewed only towards the part of the coil where the metal wire touched. Now, with mesh wire technology, this has become the mainstay for many avid vape users.
This also works for ceramic coils. While the interior utilizes a coil and isn't necessary for an even burn, the wire mesh will allow the burn ratio to be much more even. This will also prolong the lifespan of the coil itself.
With mesh coils becoming the industry standard, this means that traditional coil concepts will be phasing out. This won't happen overnight as many smoke shops and various other manufacturers have to push these products till they run out of inventory, but you will notice more and more that a mesh coil feature will be proudly stamped on the package.
As 2022 saw the phasing out of many 0.5-gram cartridges, 2023 will be introducing larger tanks and cartridges. Already. the industry has seen the increase in size as a popular move from consumers. With 2.0 tanks and potentially 3.0 concentrate tanks hitting the market next year, we can easily see users spending more at the store.
With larger tank sizes comes more innovation on the coil end. This is where the mesh coil comes into play. It will place less stress and be able to push more power through the device. This will work to ensure a longer-lasting and more enjoyable experience for end-users. No more burning your coil out after 1-2 refills on your cartridge. These new 2.0 and 3.0 mL cartridges will have plenty of support to keep you going for a long time.
While compact and portable vaporizers can deliver what you are looking for, many are making the switch from their traditional dab rigs to more convenient and effective vaporizer technology.
With vaporizers utilizing the most advanced technology within the industry, there is no longer the high demand to keep cans of butane, torches, and expensive (breakable) glassware lying around the house.
Now, we can get great value for dab rigs without overspending, but if you are looking for a quality piece of hardware - you're going to need to spend some money. The typical dab rig with all of its accessories can cost upwards of $500. Fortunately, technology is pushing that price range lower and lower while still delivering the highest output in quality.
2023 is looking great for the industry and with a new set of states looking to change their views on common-sense policies, the industry will continue to see growth into the next year.