Fast Facts about the Volcano Vaporizer:
- Models: Volcano Classic, Volcano Digit
- Manufacturer: Storz & Bickel
- Where to Buy: At the Storz & Bickel website, and other retailers.
- Price: Classic starts at $539, Digit starts at $669.
Product Overview: The Volcano vaporizer from Storz & Bickel is a hot-air generator and vaporizer system that gives users the ability to inhale steam rather than smoke, making it gentler on the lungs as well as more efficient. It comes in two models, and has two valve options.
The Volcano Classic is the analog version, with settings adjusted with a dial mounted on the front, while the Volcano Digit is more modern with a touch-pad and digital data display for easy monitoring.
There are two valve systems available with the Volcano vaporizer: Solid and Easy. The Solid valve system is made of stainless steel and is designed for one user. It's heavier and more durable. The Easy valve is made of industrial plastic and is less expensive. It's also a bit easier to change out, making the vaporizer more suitable for shared use. Either valve system may be used with either vaporizer.
While the vaporizers are designed to vaporize plant matter, they come with a liquid pad for vaporizing liquids, making them pretty versatile.
Consumers can purchase the valve kits or vaporizers separately, or in kits with their choice of valve.
What's In the Box?
Depending on which product you select, your box will include:
- Volcano Vaporizer (Classic or Digit) hot air generator
- Easy or Solid valve balloon
- Filling chamber with cap for herbs
- Air filter set
- Normal screen set
- Cleaning brush
- Liquid pad (for vaporizing liquids)
- Operating Manual
Our Thoughts: While these vaporizers are a bit pricey - the least expensive model is over $500, after all - they're durable, versatile, and have an excellent reputation.
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my favorite and definitely not worth the price.
Every hit seemed like i was just smoking air.
You get SO much more flavour than burning it in a bong or pipe, and the hit is far less likely to overwhelm you like a bong or pipe can when you're slightly over-enthisiastic. The flipside of that for hardened smokers is that you don't get such a rush. You can get just as stoned if you keep going but it looses the blast of consuming it all in one go like you do with other methods. Basically you can run it 2 to 3 times and still get plenty from it, so in other words it takes about 2 or 3 bagfuls to get everything from your herb, whereas in a bong you get it all at once. It is smoother.
Smoother tasting, smoother hit. We don't bother with any other method since getting it
You also gotta love German engineering, because this super well built vaporizer runs so smooth and its like having an Benz parked right out front of your house ,)