Volcano Vaporizer Review

Volcano Vaporizer Review

The Storz & Bickel Volcano Vaporizer.  In doing the Volcano Vaporizer review, you need to know that whether analog or digital, this is the Rolls-Royce of vaporizers with a price tag to match so before you decide to buy volcano vaporizer, read my Volcano Vaporizer review and get educated before you make this big purchase. Storz & Bickel is a German company whose quality and precision workmanship are unquestioned. They invest plenty in R&D and it shows. The fact that they call this vaporizer Volcano is appropriate given its power.

I could write an entire article on how the interior parts of this vaporizer is far better than any other vaporizer in the world, and explain the engineering and heating elements and what its made out of and all that stuff, but it would just be confusing and boring.  The bottom line is that there is a reason this vaporizer is expensive and it is because the stuff inside costs a lot.  You will find no “made in china” sticker on these units, these are made in Germany whose reputation precedes itself when it comes to engineering and quality.  In my opinion, I’d rather spend more and know that when I’m inhaling things into my body that it is going through the safest, healthiest, and best quality method.

There are two models: analog and digital. Digital Volcano Vaporizer costs $130 more and gives you the option of selecting an exact temperature. The analog model features a dial for choosing heat adjustment from 1-10. Otherwise, there are few differences between the two.

You also need to choose between the “easy” and “solid” valves. The easy valve, as the name implies, is simple to handle and requires minimal maintenance. It comes with the balloon already attached, perfect for those who aren’t into cleaning the valve and mouthpiece or attaching a new balloon. When you can’t use the easy valve any more, you simply replace it, and clean and re-use the filling chamber.

The solid valve is reusable but requires occasional cleaning. Since it doesn’t need to be replaced it’s more cost-effective but demands some labor. In all other respects, the two valves are identical.


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Our Review

The Volcano really does kick you in the face and I love it.  You can tie off the bag as big or small as you want but of course most people are so excited when they receive it they just fill the entire balloon. Let’s just say it does its job very well.   Super high quality thick vapor goodness.  I have yet to use a vaporizer that produced a better quality vapor than the Volcano.

An often forgotten fact about all vaporizers, and especially the volcano, is that you use much less herb. The volcano is the king of efficiency, more so than all the other vaporizers. For me personally, I use 50% less herb when I use the volcano as opposed to when I use a water pipe. Anyone planning on vaporizing over the long term can really justify this product’s high cost, relative to how much further you’ll be able to stretch your medicine and save accordingly.

Using it is super easy.  Plug in, turn on, wait 3 minutes for it to warm up, load the bud, flip a switch and watch the bag inflate with vapor. Pull the balloon off the unit, and inhale.  The valve only lets vapor out when it touches your lips so you don’t have to worry about holding anything shut.  This is very convenient especially if you are passing it around with friends.

To sum the Volcano Vaporizer up-

  • Superior, unmatched quality
  • Precision European craftsmanship
  • Amazingly efficient use of herb
  • Option of using “easy valve”
  • Volcano Vaporizers come with a Three (3)-year warranty
  • Quiet to operate
  • Universally acclaimed by users and reviewers

As we said, this is Rolls-Royce Range. There’s only one real con:

The price of getting the best, as with any high-end product, is steep!  There is no cheap Volcano Vaporizer.  This bares repeating.  You will not be able to get the Volcano Vaporizer cheap.  If you plan on vaporizing a significant amount and a actually do the math out, the longterm cost of getting the best vaporizer in the world isn’t all that much.

Volcano Vaporizer Rating by v8vantage: 5.0 stars  *****

Best Current USA Price Analog: $539.00 at VapeWorld (includes free overnight shipping)
Best Current USA Price Digital: $669.00 at VapeWorld  (includes free overnight shipping)

Best Current Europe Price Analog: € 497,50 at Vaposhop (includes free shipping)
Best Current Europe Price Digital: € 397,00 at Vaposhop (includes free shipping)

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Max May 21, 2011 at 11:12 pm

It sucked spending that much money but it was worth every penny, by far the best vaporizer in the world, as you basically said in your article. 10/10


Matt May 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm

hands down best vaporizer, wish I had bought it sooner


Chargin Gupta June 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I’ve been looking for a vaporizer like this for ages! Gonna buy it now, thanks :)


jared September 28, 2011 at 11:04 pm

the best of the best. worth every penny


Henry October 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

best vaporizer on the planet. nuff said.


Jordan November 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm

you want the best? its gonna cost you. if you still want the best but cant afford it, get the wispr, its the best portable unit. but if you are a baller, get the volcano, you will not regret it, trust.


Mr nice December 11, 2011 at 8:23 am

Have had the original one since 2001 broke in may got new one now good for ten more years


francesco December 24, 2011 at 3:19 am

per ora è il migliore vaporizzatore in commercio


Grape Gorilla January 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm

If you don’t plan on vaporizing often, then this isn’t necessary. But if you are like me and are a constant user, this is hands down the best vaporizer in the world. What’s crazy is, just as the article states, it is suuuuper efficient and you save so much herb verse using a pipe. Totally justifies the cost.


Victor February 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I wasn’t planning on spending $600+ on a vaporizer, but, after I got a chance to use the classic Volcano at my buddies’ place – I absolutely had to buy one and somehow ended up buying the Digit which I don’t regret one bit. I don’t know of any vaporizer out there that rivals Volcano as they’re without any doubt the best vaporizers I’ve ever used.


willyboy July 7, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Typically I smoked an ounce a week, averaging $200-$250 a week. With the volcano I get higher with slightly less then half an ounce cutting my cost down to $80-$115 a week. Do the math. Within a 5 month period the volcano paid for itself.


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