The Volcano from Storz & Bickel has been described as the Lamborghini or vaporizers. This device has a solid construction and excellent performance. Once it is heated up, the Volcano will give you loads of vapor in a matter of seconds. This vaporizer works with balloons so while the main unit is too bulky to be moved around, you can share the balloon with your buddies. The quality, versatility, and longevity of this product are what makes it stand out from all the others. Even after many years, the Volcano will still work as it did on the first day that you tried it. If you want an easy to use vaporizer that will last you for a long time, this is an excellent choice.
There are two versions of the Volcano Vaporizer; the Classic and the Digit version. The former has a dial knob for controlling the temperature, while the temperature of the latter is controlled digitally. Apart from digital temperature control, the digital version of the Volcano also has an auto-shutoff feature. While the digital Volcano Vaporizer has some more features, the analog version is known to last longer and is less prone to faults. In this review, we will look at the analog version of the device.
The Volcano portable vaporizer is shaped like a volcano and has a shiny polished stainless steel housing. The device is quite heavy. It weighs about 3.5 pounds and measures over seven inches in height. It is very compact. You need to plug the device for it to function. It does not come with batteries. The temperature of this device can be controlled by turning the knob dial on the front of the device. The temperature range of the Volcano Vaporizer is about 120 degrees Celsius to 230 degrees Celsius. You can turn the dial from 1 to 9. The recommended temperature range is about 5.5 to 6.5.
This Storz & Bickel vaporizer does not work with a whip. Instead, it comes with the company’s patented removable valve balloon that you can fill up with vapor and inhale it. There is a fan in the device that sucks up air through the heating system to the bowl where the vapor is produced that will eventually go into the balloon. A filter screen has been placed at the entry point for air at the base of the device to ensure you are not vaping dust and other particles. You can use the Volcano Vaporizer to vape either dry herb, oil or concentrate. The package includes liquid pads that you can put in the heating bowl when you are vaping oil or concentrate and do not want to fill it up. The heating bowl of the Volcano is pretty huge. You can fit up to 0.4 grams of dry herb inside it.
There are two types of valve systems for the Volcano Vaporizer; solid valve and easy valve. The easy valve is largely made of heat-resistant plastic. The bag is made of high-quality polyester. The easy valve is recommended for newbies because it is easy to use. You do not have to clean it. Instead, you will dispose of it when you start to notice build up. One easy valve balloon bag can last up for up to 100 hits before you start to notice residue buildup in it. Do not store vapor inside the balloon for a long time to reduce the changes of getting residue quickly. The easy valve is only available in one size.
The solid valve is made of stainless steel and heat-resistant plastic. You can customize your balloon size when using the solid valve. The solid valve is comparative less expensive than the easy valve. The solid valve balloon system is recommended for advanced vapers who are not afraid to tinker with the system.
One of the few cons that you will find with the Classic Volcano Vaporizer is that it takes some time to heat up. Depending on the temperature that you have selected, the heat up time could last up to five or seven minutes. Once it is heated up, this device will give you clean, flavorful vapor.
The Volcano Vaporizer can be found at any well-stocked vape store. The device is usually sold for about $380, but you can get it on Ejuice Pack for just $326.80.