The Volcano is a classic all-in-one vaporizer from Storz & Bickel. Although this device has been on the market for many years already, it is still regarded as one of the best desktop herb vaporizers. The Volcano Vaporizer has a sturdy build, and it is not difficult to use. It is suitable for both advanced vapers and beginners.
There are two versions of the Volcano; one has analog temperature control, and the other is digital. In this review, we will be looking at the analog version, but there are not many differences between the two apart from their temperature control. Newbies may prefer the digital version since it allows for more precise temperature control. You should know that the digital version of the Volcano costs about $120 more than the analog version.
You can get the Volcano Vaporizer from any top vape store. This device is priced at about $280, but you can get it on Ejuice Pack for only $326.80.
What is included in the package:
- 1 x Volcano Vaporizer
- 4 x Easy Valve Balloon With Mouthpiece
- 1 x Easy Valve Balloon With Adapter
- 1 x Filling Chamber for Herbs
- 3 x Filling Chamber Clip
- 1 x Filling Chamber Ring
- 1 x Normal Screen Set
- 1 x Liquid Pad
- 1 x Volcano Air Filter Set
- 1 x Herb Mill
- 1 x Cleaning Brush
- 1 x Instructional Manual
The Volcano Vaporizer is made in Germany with top-quality materials. This guarantees that it will last longer. The device has a robust design and is versatile. You can use the device to vape herb, oil or concentrate. You can also choose between using a solid or easy balloon bag. The difference between the two is that you can reuse the valve from the former while that is not the case with the latter. The Volcano Vaporizer balloon bags are made of heat-resistant polyester which means that the heat will not release any microparticles in the bag. You can use the balloon bag until you start to notice residue buildup inside it. This is important since the device can reach up to 226 degrees Celsius. The Volcano Vaporizer uses a convection heating system. It takes the device about five to seven minutes to properly heat up.
The heating chamber of the Volcano Vaporizer is designed with a wide surface area which allows heat to reach your herb evenly. The heating chamber is also quite large. You can load up to 0.4 grams of dry herb inside it. For vaporizing oil and concentrate, you can use the liquid pads that are included in the package.
The way the Volcano Vaporizer works is very simple. Once you have attached your herbal chamber or liquid pad and the balloon, you can press the fan button. When you do this, hot air is transferred up through the heating bowl, creating plumes of vapor in the balloon. There is a replaceable filter screen under the device which ensures that dust and other particles do not get device when the fan is drawing in air.
One of the advantages of the balloon system is that you can see the consistency of the vapor being produced and turn up the temperature if necessary. Also, with balloons, you can easily share your vapor with others or consume the vapor gradually. The device can fill a balloon in just 30 seconds. Still, the fact that there is no option to use a whip with the Volcano is quite disappointing.
The easy valve balloon bag is recommended for beginners since it is readily available for use. With the solid valve balloon bag, the case is somewhat different. You need to attach the valve to the balloon bag by yourself. While this is a cost-effective option, it takes some getting used to.
Cleaning the Volcano Vaporizer is not difficult. You mainly have to worry about the heating bowl. The device comes with an extra screen and filter so that you can periodically replace them. The Volcano Vaporizer has a 3-year warranty.
1. Easy to use.
3. Low maintenance.
2. The analog version of the Volcano Vaporizer does not have an auto shut off feature.
3. It takes several minutes for the heating elements to get activated.
4. Does not work with a whip.
The if weigh this vaporizer’s pros and cons, you can see that the former clearly outweighs the latter.