Who is the Volcano Hybrid vaporizer for?
The Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer is designed for the person who appreciates quality at every corner, and is willing to pay for it. It utilizes the latest Bluetooth controls, but is still simple to use, with amazing efficiency. Whether you like to blow bags and move around the house, or use the new whip for stronger taste profiles, you’re consistently getting a top-shelf experience.
Whips and bags
For 20 years the Volcano has led the way with its iconic bag and perfect valve system. The Hybrid offers that same attention to detail for direct draw. The whip has plenty of length to cool the vapor, and the air flow is easy and comfortable. Now we have the best of both worlds!
Great for solo or group use
Bags are great for any occasion. Blow them up partially when vaping alone, or fill them up for bigger groups and take them anywhere. Whips typically work better flying solo, but the Hybrid whip conveniently swivels, so it’s easy to pass around the circle as the party grows.
Fastest Volcano ever
The new Hybrid Volcano heats up in only one to two minutes, or about how long it takes to prepare a bowl. That’s a big improvement over the three to six minutes older versions needed. Once it’s up to speed, the Hybrid can quickly blow up bag after bag with ease.
Highest safety ratings
With over 12 years of research and development and extensive safety testing, German-engineered and built Volcano vaporizers earn the distinction of being medical grade devices.
Efficient on multiple levels
Efficiency can mean different things to different people, and the Hybrid Volcano takes care of them all. The patented bag and valve system captures everything. The bowl can be removed so your herbs don’t cook between hits. And the Volcano fully extracts everything you want from your herbal blends, leaving nothing behind.
The Volcano has a long reputation for consistency and excellence. The controls are easy to use, even with a Bluetooth app in the mix. With fantastic temperature stability, your herbs will never combust, and you can dial in the same experience with ease. Hi-tech doesn’t have to be complicated.
Hybrid vs Classic: Direct draw, Interface, Bluetooth controls
The Hybrid is replacing the Digit in the Volcano lineup, and the differences compared to the Volcano Classic are significant.
While the Volcano Classic was only missing a few features compared to the Digit, it’s now a far cry from the Hybrid. The Classic has a narrower temperature band (266° F - 446° F), analog controls, and only blows bags. The Classic does not display the temperature on its analog dial, but instead displays numbers 1-9 and has a chart included in the box, which shows what temperatures the numbers correspond to.
The Volcano Hybrid has digital controls with a wider temperature band (104° F - 446° F), blows bags and has a direct draw whip. It also has a full suite of controls through the Bluetooth app. The Hybrid delivers slightly more accurate temperature to your herbs with an accuracy of ± 1.5° C / 2.7° F (compared to ± 5° C / 9° F for the Classic). The LED display will show you the current temperature as well as the set temperature.
Hybrid valve set included.
What about the solid valve?
The Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer comes with the Hybrid Starter Set, that works with existing Easy Valve bags and dosing capsules. It requires a different Filling Chamber Reducer than the Classic to use the dosing capsules. While the Hybrid’s whip will fit on the Classic’s Filling Chamber, it doesn’t work with the Classic. The Solid Valve system isn’t compatible with the Volcano Hybrid.
What's in the box
- 1 Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer
- 1 Power Cord (plug for North America)
- 3 EASY VALVE Balloons with Mouthpieces
- 1 EASY VALVE Balloon with Adapter
- 1 Tube System
- 1 Filling Chamber
- 1 Drip Pad
- 1 Cleaning Brush
- 1 Air Filter Set
- 1 S&B Herb Mill
- 1 Instructions for Use
- Height: 7.1 in (18 cm)
- Width: 7.9 in (20 cm)
- Weight: 6½ pounds
- Temperature range: 104°F to 446°F (40°C to 230°C)
- Detachable power cord
- Three year Warranty
- 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Worth Every Penny
I have the Arizer version and this was by far the best purchase I have made in the vaping world. I know this is very pricey but if you enjoy your herb you will love this unit. Unit is easy to clean and had a large chamber for your herbs. Heats up fast and the whip is the nuts. Well worth the big price tag.
I was a long time Volcano Classic user (10+ yrs) until it hit the concert from the table :(. The Volcano Hybrid is simply the best desktop vap I’ve ever used. I own the VapExhale, Pax 1 and the Mighty and the HV is just the best hands down. The whip is also a great addition and works great with concentrates too! Buy it and you will not regret it at all.
Save Your Money, Go Classic (An Odd Step Forwards)
Finally, the third rendition of the Volcano. Having owned the classic, and then the digital, I wondered, “How could S&B improve on this product?” Well, the answer is somewhat. And, as a result, somewhat disappointing. Let’s leave the whip aside for now. The focal point of the update is the new filling chamber. New is, perhaps, misleading. This chamber is, in effect, the plenty vapor chamber adapted for volcano use. The metal chamber (similar to the plenty) allows for more “consistent” and “efficient” vaping. This introduces conduction heat into the mix. And herein lies the issue, the famous “pure” convection of the volcano line is gone. While vaporization is more consistent (in terms of avb color) and the heating is more efficient (addition of conduction), sessions seem shorter and flavor seems short lived. No longer are the long bag sessions where it seemed like a medium pack lasted forever. Flavor dissipates quickly, leaving that earthy conduction flavor. In short, while they updated the heating speed and efficiency, it seems like they lost sight of the original. Instead of doing improvements to their famous pure convection they add conduction at a cost to quality. I’m also a bit perplexed as to why S&B took no steps to improve upon the loudness of the both the fan and the bag material. Two longstanding points of improvement. Save your money, get a classic. You’re getting that top of the line bag vapor without unnecessary clicks and whistles. I’d give up my hybrid for a classic any day. Perhaps, a good bag vape ought to stay a good bag vape.
Hi Zachary, Thank you for your review. It just helps to highlight that there is no one best vape for everyone. While the Hybrid is the best choice for some, it won’t be the best choice for everyone. Here's an interesting review that helps to highlight the above: https://www.planetofthevapes.com/blogs/blog/volcano-hybrid-review With best regards, Larry
Price does not make sense
When you can get an Arizer Extreme Q that you can use with a whip already or fill a bag with similar preformance some would even argue the Arizer is one of the best desktop vaps in the business and its only $180 on sale $200 or so retail. I understand this has bluetooth but 6 times the amount for this? I had the orginal Volcano and I currently have the Arizer Extreme Q and between the two I actually prefer the Arizer so have a look at that before spending $1000 on this. If it was priced in the area of $500 that might make sense considering the build and it being German etc... but lets be real $898 is way beyond ridiculous and I have no trouble buying expensive vapes.
Thank you for your input here Yonnas. It just goes to prove that there is no one best vape for everyone. The Arizer Extreme Q has got to be one of the best values in vaporizers on the market today. With that said though, it can’t hold a candle to the Hybrid when it comes to the quality of manufacture. The two are just not in same ballpark much like Mercedes/BMW is not in the same ballpark as Chevy/Ford. Each of us has to decide what they value most and for many, the Hybrid is at the pinnacle of home vaporizers. But it is no less valid to say that the Arizer Extreme Q is the pinnacle of "value" when it comes to home vaporizers in the market today. They just hold two different places in the marketplace and they both do that very well. With best regards, Larry