— Is it Worth the Price?
The Volcano vaporizer has a well-known reputation among pot smokers as the vape of choice — because quality endures. It’s precise, durable and simple to use. The made-in-Germany label means quality; Germans are known for precise engineering combined with bold visual design and the Volcano vaporizer is both.
Regular smokers and vapesters will appreciate the efficiency of capturing an entire bowl’s worth of vapor in one shot; inhale at your pace, enjoying cool and pure THC. And finding best temperatures for specific strains is easy with intuitive heat controls — turn a knob or push a button.
Tip: Don’t worry about burning your herb, the maximum temperature setting can’t make plant material combust, stopping 10° short.
Bags get brown and dirty with use, screens get clogged and less effective with use. Change balloon bags (3 for $10) and herb screens every 50 uses. Keep your vaporizer looking clean with a good wipe every few weeks to keep the dust away.
Like all things in life, the good comes with some bad. The bags are crinkly, loud and not environmentally friendly. The Volcano is also the largest vaporizer around — a foot tall, and nearly 3 feet with an inflated bag. But cons can also be pros; the large bag, while a hassle for one, is perfect for sharing with friends and lasts 50 or so uses.
What’s the difference? Classic uses a knob to control temperature, less precise but easy to use. The Volcano Digit vape has a digital LED display with buttons to dial exactly the temperature that works best with a specific herb — some strains are more delicate than others. If price is an issue, save $150 and get handy with the knob. If precision is your thing, don’t bother with the Classic knob, go digital.
“Yeah, the primary downfall of the digit is it takes the *very* reliable rock solid construction and design of the Volcano vaporizer, and adds electronics that can and will fail. Not worth it to me on general principle. Took me about a month to really understand the volcano, now its easy to get whatever kind of dose I want out of it, be it a medicating low heat dose, or a high heat get stoned as hell dose.”— Caprican, SF bay area grasscity.com forum member
Most of the $200 vaporizers stop working after a year or two, but the Volcano vaporizer is built to last and has replaceable parts if needed.