For most herbal connoisseurs, the Volcano Vaporizer has always been the gold standard and best in class in the vaporizer world.
The product of precision engineering and assembled by hand in Storz & Bickel’s factory in Germany, the stainless steel Volcano offers the best vaporizing experience of of any unit this monster has ever tried. The Volcano is very popular with people who have a high tolerance, and there’s a very good reason…it doesn’t mess around when it comes to vaporizing.
Anyone that says a vaporizer doesn’t get you as medicated as a traditional water pipe hasn’t tried the Volcano. You can obviously control the size of the bag and how much vapor you inhale, but folks, the sky’s the limit.
On top of that, the sexy vapor comes out of an elegant looking machine that I leave on display in my living room on the spaceship.
Cleaner and healthier than cigarettes, bongs, joints or other water pipes, the Volcano Vaporizer makes the process of getting medicated as easy and relaxed as the high itself.
Ease of Use: Volcano Vaporizer is super easy to use
First, plug in and turn on the volcano so it can heat up.
You grind your plant material with the herb mill provided.
If you get the (most common) easy valve version, an orange valve keeps the vapor secure and the bag tightly connected after loading herb. The easy valve is the easiest and quickest and thus the most common. Both valves cost the same.
If you get the solid valve (more rugged; requires the occasional cleaning) you fill the bud up, put the press in, and connect the balloon.
Activate the volcano, and the bag begins filling with pure, smooth, strong vapor. You can control the temperature as you wish.
It comes with a pre-made ready-to-go bag, as well as a roll so that you can create your own balloons of any size. Personally I use the default bag size, but you can customize it for any application.
Volcano Vaporizer Saves Me Money
Because the bag size is adjustable, hits can be as shallow or deep as you like. Unlike with a water pipe, you don’t have to inhale everything right away. If you have a big balloon made, you can take as long as necessary to use it up. It won’t go stale.
Thanks to the Volcano’s one-of-a-kind efficiency, you can save 15% or more in herb when you use the Volcano. Ask anyone who owns one: They’ll all tell you that they save a fortune, especially those who used to smoke blunts or joints and now swear by the Volcano.
The Volcano comes with a three-year warranty, though there are rarely any issues with them and I know people who have owned a Volcano for five years or more. Bags and screens are very cheap, and they’re the only items you’ll ever need to replace down the line.
Price. Some would call the expense a downside, but quality never comes cheap. Is your dream car cheap or expensive?
For me, the major savings in herb costs was the justification for spending some extra money and getting the best vaporizer available. I’ve never regretted it.
The Volcano Digit
There are two versions of the actual unit – the Volcano Classic, and the Volcano Digit.
The Volcano Digit allows you keypad-precise control of the burning temperature, as opposed to the Classic whose dial isn’t as precise. While this is a very cool feature, and the display is also very cool, it’ll cost you $130 more.
If cash is tight, you shouldn’t feel at all bad about opting for the Classic. Both versions contain the same internal components in terms of the heating element and airways, and let’s face it, that’s the important part when you’re inhaling vapor into your body.
And yes, for the record, I myself do own the Volcano Digit. But I’ve tried the Classic many, many times and I love both.
The Bottom Line
If you want the best vaporizer out there, you get the Volcano Vaporizer. Its superiority is virtually unchallenged anywhere in the vaporizer universe. There’s nothing on the market as well designed, constructed, reliable, or effective as the Volcano. Period!