Volcano Vaporizer Classic Review

If you really want a top of the line desktop vaporizer, you can’t go wrong with the Volcano. There are dozens of other knock offs that might be cheaper, but none of them can come close in terms of performance and overall durability. If you want the Porsche of vaping, this is it.

The Volcano vaporizer provides dense, potent vapor that is easily controlled by manipulating your herbs. If you use finely ground herb and pack it well, you will get amazing thick vapor that is unlike anything you have ever experienced. While this model has been around for a while, it still is a fan favorite and one that I personally use on a regular basis. Even after years of regular use, it performs like it did the day I took it out of the box. However, I have worked hard to maintain it well and that brings us to the next big perk of the Volcano… it’s very easy to clean! You just brush out the herb chamber when you are a finished vaping and you’re done. There is no residue build up and no complicated cleaning routine as long as you stay on top of it and clean it well after each use. That really makes the difference in how long any vaporizer will last.

You can get the Volcano in a classic or digital design. If you opt for the digital, there is a digital gauge on the front that you use to control the temperature. On the classic model, there is just a simple dial. So which one is better? Well, they both perform great, but the digital Volcano does seem to have more consistent temperatures with less fluctuation.

When you order the Volcano, you will have to choose between the Easy Valve or the Solid Valve styles. I prefer the Easy Valve, but it’s really a matter of preference. If you opt for the Easy Valve model, the balloons are already assembled and the herb chamber comes in two pieces. The kit has five balloons and each one will last around 4 months. After that, you just order replacement balloons as needed. The Solid Valve style is a little more complicated, but you can customize your balloons to the size you want. It’s not really a feature that I think is important because the Easy Valve balloons are already designed at the right size for a powerful vape. However, if you prefer a different balloon size, then you have that option with the Solid Valve style.

Some people are turned off by the high price tag on the Volcano, but it’s really worth the extra money. It’s kind of like buying a car… that old Volkswagen might get you where you want to go, but the Porsche will do it faster and you will look way cooler in the process. That’s why we call the Volcano the Porsche of vaporizers. I love that the Volcano is designed with extreme attention to detail. Each unit is built by hand and it is truly a beautiful model that you will want to proudly display on your desk rather than hiding it in the closet or drawer.

Vaping with the Volcano is really simple. Just pack your herb into the chamber and then set your temperature. Attach a balloon on top of the heating chamber and wait for about 30 seconds while it fills up with vapor. Then attach your mouthpiece and you are ready to vape. It’s really that simple.

Arizer Solo Review

The Arizer Solo is one of the most popular portable vaporizers on the market today. With long battery life and a simple, intuitive design, it is really a great vaporizer to use when you prefer not to be tethered to desktop unit. The Arizer Solo has a few unique characteristics and it does take a little time learn to use it properly, it provides an awesome vape once you master it.

At first glance, this model is small and attractive. I expected it to be really lightweight, but it’s actually kind of heavy and definitely solid enough to be durable. If you are accident prone, the Solo will be a good choice. Even if you accidentally drop it, you can probably still vape without much noticeable damage. While there are some glass pieces, they can easily be replaced if they did crack.

The Solo is easy to load, but the bowl is small so you have to be careful not to spill your dry herbs if they are really fine. Once it is loaded, it heats up quickly and you can start vaping. This is where things get a little complicated. The Solo definitely has a lot of resistance. It’s kind of like trying to drink a really thick milkshake through a straw. If you drag too hard, the vapor isn’t great. So the best method is to take long, gentle pulls and then your vapor will be perfect.

One of the biggest perks to the Arizer Solo is the multiple heat settings. You can actually choose between 7 different heat levels. At level one, the vaporizer heats to around 122 degrees and at level 7, it heats to 410 degrees. The higher the setting, the longer it takes to heat up, but even at level 7, it only takes about two and a half minutes. No matter which heat setting you use, it has an automatic shut off switch so you can conserve battery life between uses. After 12 minutes of no use, the Solo automatically shuts off. When you want to turn it back on, just press the downward arrow for a few seconds and it will instantly reheat to the same setting.

I really loved that the Solo requires very little maintenance. When you are finished vaping, just turn it upside down and take out the stem. Clean out any leftover dry herbs and then cover up the heating element until you are ready to use it again.

Vapir One V5.0 Review

The Vapir One is an affordable desktop vaporizer that offers a lot of versatility if you like to mix up your vaping style. It is one of the lower priced units at around $150, but it still offers good durability and performance with consistent vapor production and a nice smooth draw. You can use this model with bags or the whip, but I found that the whip seemed to provide the most potent vapor. I routinely rely on the whip when I’m using my Vapir One, but having the bag option is definitely an extra perk in case you ever want to use it.

While it isn’t the most attractive design I’ve ever seen, I love that the Vapir One is really lightweight and portable. If you need a vaporizer that is easy to pack up and take with you when you travel, this model is perfect. Considering the low price tag, I was surprised that this vaporizer has a great digital display to show you the temperature. It warms up quickly and there are colored lights to show you when it’s ready to start vaping.

The Vapir One comes with five herbal discs and they are reusable so you can vape your herbs of choice with no hassle. You can also buy a variety of accessories if you want to enhance the style and capabilities of this vaporizer, but I honestly thought it worked just fine without any extras. If you prefer to use the bags, it comes with five so they will be handy for parties or for vaping with friends.

Even though this model is lightweight and great for travel, it does require an electrical outlet. If you plan to use it in the car, you will have to buy an adapter kit. I really wish that it included a table stand, but you have to purchase that separately too. You don’t have to buy a table stand, but you will need a safe, hard tabletop to rest the Vapir on or just hold it in your hand while it’s warming up.

Even though I use the whip most of the time, I wish the bags were a little larger. On average, I can get about three good hits from a bag if it is fully inflated. Of course, it comes with five bags and you can order more if needed so it’s really not a big deal in the big scheme of things. If you prefer the whip, keep in mind that you have to remove the herb drawer in order to stop the unit from vaporizing. If you don’t eject the herb drawer right away, you could potentially waste some of your herbs. I also noticed that the unit gets really hot! Make sure you grab it by the handle and never by the body. The only other downside is the noise level. The fan is loud!

This vaporizer comes with a standard 90-day warranty, but there are some stipulations so make sure you read the fine print. You have to register your vaporizer to take advantage of the warranty so don’t forget to do that as soon as your Vapir One arrives!

Da Buddha Vaporizer Review

Made by 7th Floor, Da Buddha Vaporizer is a popular choice among seasoned vapers. You might know this company for their other popular model called the Silver Surfer. We like Da Buddha because it is more affordable than the Silver Surfer, but has similar parts and performance. It really offers the same awesome vaping experience without the customization options. However, you can still add cool accessories like glass knobs, wands, or mouth pieces if you want to set your vaporizer apart from others.

After taking Da Buddha for a test drive, I have to say that I was surprised by how well it performed! While I’ve been a big fan of the Volcano for years, Da Buddha provides a really satisfactory vape and the price tag makes it even more appealing. It is really a perfect solution for someone that wants a quality desktop vaporizer without dropping a ton of money on their first unit.

When my vaporizer arrived, it was packaged well with plenty of padding to protect the delicate glass pieces. My kit included the vaporizer, a great travel bag with lots of padding, 3 screens, tubing, a stir stick, and a wand. Setting up Da Buddha was really simple. Just plug it in and set your temperature. Give it a few minutes to heat up and then fill the wand with your herbs. Place the wand in the heat cover and then inhale through the mouthpiece. It’s really fool-proof, even if it’s your first time using a desktop vaporizer.

In terms of appearance, Da Buddha is attractive, but it isn’t flashy. The basic unit is silver, but you can upgrade to the black model for $20 more. It has a dial for adjusting the temperature and there is no digital screen. As a result, you might have to play with a little to figure out how to set it at the exact temperature you like best, but over all, it’s not a big problem and certainly not a deal breaker. If the dial worries you, just start by turning it on and slowly inch the dial up until the vapor production is at the level you prefer.

The only real downside to Da Buddha is the horizontal positioning of the herb chamber. You have to consciously keep your material flat so that your herbs don’t fall into the heating element. Some people prefer the Silver Surfer over Da Buddha because it has an angled heating element to prevent this problem. Overall though, it won’t ruin your vape as long as you pay attention while you are using it.

I found that this vaporizer has good consistent vapor production and a nice, clean taste. It draws smooth and works well for regular daily use. Thanks to the carrying case, I have packed up Da Buddha and taken it with me on road trips on several occasions.

Arizer Extreme Q Review

If you are looking for a desktop vaporizer with more versatility, the Arizer Extreme Q is a good choice. This model has a really attractive design with a tapered cylinder that rests on a glowing plate. On the front side, there is a digital display so you can easily monitor your temperature settings and see the actual temperature in real time. You can use the Arizer Extreme Q in several different ways. The unit comes with a bag attachment, a whip (long tube), and a bowl.

This vaporizer is really simple to set up and use. Just place your herb into the main bowl and then set it on the heating element. Next, attach the bag on top and turn it on. Set your temperature, turn on the fan, and inflate the bag. That’s it… you are ready to vape! The best part of the Arizer Extreme Q is the versatility. By using the bag, you get low-temperature vapor that is perfect for vaping with friends. But when you are vaping alone, you can just use the whip and avoid the hassle of using the big bag. It really gives you the best of both worlds.

Unfortunately, there is one big drawback to this unit. It has a lot of small glass pieces that could easily break. If you tend to be a clumsy vaper, you will need to be cautious with the Arizer Extreme Q. The good news is that Arizer offers a 3-year warranty so if you do drop a glass piece, you can have it replaced without much hassle.

When I first ordered this vaporizer, I thought it was a little strange that the unit comes with a remote control for setting the temperature and fan speed. Why do you need a remote if you will have to get up to inhale? Once I actually used this vaporizer, it made more sense. Because it takes a few minutes to heat up, you can switch it on with the remote and give it time to warm up before you go over to the unit and start vaping. So it turns out that the remote is actually a really great feature that sets Arizer Extreme Q apart from competitors!

When I took the Arizer Extreme Q for a test drive, I had pretty good results. It reached the temperature setting quickly and maintained it consistently. While I prefer the Volcano design that is easy to pass between friends, this model was still good. I just thought it was a little annoying that you had to hold your finger over the hole on the glass piece because it made sharing a tiny bit more complicated. It wasn’t a huge deal, but it was something that I definitely noticed.

The Arizer Extreme Q is really well made. It comes with a heavy duty power pack that plugs into a three prong outlet. There are also a lot of different accessories included when you first open it up. You get a remote control, two mouth pieces, two bowls, a nice stirring tool made from glass, extra screens, two balloons, a three-foot whip, and a potpourri dish. While it doesn’t come with a battery pack, you can purchase one separately for about $100. It isn’t really necessary unless you plan to take the vaporizer with you while camping.

One of my favorite things about this model is the noise level. Some vaporizers have loud fans, but the Arizer Extreme Q is very quiet even when you have the fan running on the highest setting. I also loved that you could tweak the temperature with ease and it reaches your set temperature within about 30 seconds.

While versatility is a huge benefit for this unit, it could also be considered a pitfall by more advanced vapers. It performs well with the balloon or the whip, but if you have one preferred method, you might find a different vaporizer that is more specifically designed around that style. All things considered, I think this model is a good starter option. It lets you try multiple vaping methods and then once you really know what you like best, you can purchase another vaporizer that is more advanced and specialized.

Silver Surfer Vaporizer Review

The Silver Surfer is a high quality desktop vaporizer made by 7th Floor. This company is also well known for Da Buddha vaporizer, but the Silver Surfer is a little more advanced. This model definitely provides a quality vape with thick clouds of vapor and a nice taste. It comes with a 3-year warranty on the electrical components and it seems to hold up well under routine use. The heating element is made from ceramic, but there are some glass parts that could break if you dropped it. However, the slanted design makes it hard to knock over, even if you are a little clumsy like me! Overall, the Silver Surfer is very durable and it won’t break easily.

After hearing several friends praise the Silver Surfer, I was eager to try it. From the moment it arrived, I was impressed. It came in a plain brown box so it’s totally discreet. When I opened up the box, the vaporizer itself was in a red hemp case that was surrounded by packing peanuts for extra protection.

Overall, the Silver Surfer is easy to set up and use. You just add your dry herbs to the wand and screw it into the heating element. Then it’s ready to vape. I felt like this model draws better flavor from my dry herbs than Da Buddha model, which was kind of surprising! I noticed a lot of unique undertones in my regular herbs that I haven’t tasted before. It really gives you a pure, clean taste that is miles above some low-end vaporizers.

In terms of appearance, this vaporizer is really sleek. The slanted design gives it a modern look, but it also has a practical benefit too by making it much less likely that your herbs will fall into the heating element. The Silver Surfer is really simple to clean. Just take a few minutes to clean the wand from time to time or to wipe down the mouthpiece if you share the vaporizer with your roommate or friends.

Another huge perk is the options for customization. You can design your own Silver Surfer Vaporizer in the color you like best or even select a custom image to fit your cover. You get a hand made glass marble pick and temperature nob that really makes this unit unique. You can even add custom engraving if you want! Plus, your unit comes with a nice padded travel bag to protect your glass when you take it on the road. Overall, the SSV is a top pick if you want customization.

I really enjoyed using the Silver Surfer because it gives massive vapor with very little herb. Honestly, a little goes a long way and it hits hard! The only real downside to this model is the price. It’s definitely one of the most expensive vaporizers that I have tried, but for all that customization and the stellar performance, it’s really a good investment in the long run.