The Volcano vaporizer, by German-based company Storz & Bickel, is the “800-pound gorilla in the room” when it comes to high quality vaporizers.
The undisputed heavyweight champ of vapes, the Volcano has set the bar high when it comes to quality, durability and performance. Not to mention price.
The Volcano, which sells for between $500+ (Volcano Classic) and $600+ (Volcano Digit) USD, is at the outer reaches, in terms of price, for the average vaporizer user.
But, As with any good vaporizer it is well worth the investment in your health. Read on to find out what makes the Volcano vaporizer different from other vaporizers. Be sure to watch the video too.
The Volcano vaporizer comes in two styles. The Volcano Classic has a dial-style design that allows you to set your desired vape temperature. The dial is numbered “1” through “9”, and the manual that comes with the Classic has a diagram that explains how the numbers indicate a temperature range. According to the Storz & Bickel website, the temperature range of the “classic” is between 130°C and 230°C (266° and 446°F).
The digital Volcano vaporizer has a very large and easily readable LED display with big green “+” and “-” buttons to manually adjust its vape temp. Another handy feature of the digital Volcano is the auto switch-off function.The temperature range for the “Digit” is between 40°C and 230°C (104°F and 446°F). The difference in temperature ranges between the two Volcano vaporizers has to do with the digital accuracy of the “Volcano Digit”. Dig it?
Both the “Classic” and the “Digit” use “Easy Valve” and “Solid Valve” balloon technology. Honestly, I really don’t know what this means…lol. But seriously it’s a matter of preference. The Solid Valve is durable, re-usable and you can choose your balloon size. It’s cheaper than the Easy Valve but you’ll have to put some work into it, take it apart and clean it. The Easy Valve is basically maintenance free, no cleaning involved but it has a pre-set balloon. The Solid Valve will help save a few dollars over the long term, since the balloons can be purchased separately, as compared to the easy valve where the balloons have to be replaced together with the valve.
What can I say, it’s all in the name…the Easy Valve is ‘Easy’.
I think I would have to own one of the Volcano vapes for about a year to fully appreciate the difference between the valve systems. To me, it’s a matter of durability. It’s cool tech though. Just push in the valve attached to the balloon and the vapor is released, ready to be inhaled.
Anyway, I do wonder why the Volcano vaporizer uses only the balloon, and not a wand whip as well. I would like to see a vape chamber attachment, on the Volcano Classic and the digital Volcano, with a wand whip valve attachment. It is an industrial-sized piece of equipment though. Maybe that’s why.
The filling chamber for the Volcano vaporizer is pretty big. My guess is that you could get a good 2-2.5 grams of your finest “cheeba-cheeba y’all” in there. You can use any sativa, indica, or combination you prefer.
But, I wouldn’t suggest doing that. Unlike a smoking bowl or bong, it’s not necessary to pack your “pot”-pourri in tight. It’s a good idea to leave some room for the hot air from the heating chamber to circulate and properly vape your buds.
So is the Volcano vaporizer worth it? If money is no object I’d recommend you buy a Volcano, because it is the best vaporizer and it will last you a very long time because of the build quality.
The Volcano vaporizer even serves a dual purpose as a restaurant or home kitchen appliance as well.
Now your probably thinking: How much does a Volcano vaporizer cost? Well, the Volcano vaporizer is the Maybach of modern vaporizers. Like a Maybach, the Volcano vaporizer is probably a bit on the expensive side for most aspiring vaporizer users.
Do you use a Volcano Vaporizer? Tell us why you love it so much in a comment below!