Volcano Hybrid Review: Top Quality Vaporizer

Um, can we just say ‘Holy Smokes’ and call that a review? Maybe ‘Holy Vapes!’ is more appropriate. We were impressed with Storz & Bickel’s Volcano Hybrid right out of the box, but we expected quality so this part wasn’t really a surprise.

To kick off our Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer review, let’s take a walk through this beast.

Included in the kit:

  • Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer
  • 3 Easy-Valve Balloons w/Mouthpieces
  • 1 Easy-Valve Balloon w/Adapter
  • 1 Tube System
  • 1 Filling Chamber: Includes Cap Ring, Screen Set, Drip Pad, & Cleaning Brush
  • Power Cord
  • Air Filter Set
  • Acrylic Grinder

Design
The Volcano Hybrid is a solid piece of German construction, with an appliance-like feel. The basic shape is the same as its predecessors, the Classic and Digital. (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?) But with several new upgrades and advancements, the Hybrid has found itself in its own class. The electrical cord can be removed from the body of the Hybrid, which makes both the cord and the device easier to carry and store. While testing for this Volcano Hybrid review, we were delighted that the attachment for the whip allows it to spin around 360° to allow access from any angle.

Features
The Hybrid has advanced from its previous convection models and now uses an updated convection/conduction combo. The top metal ring heats up and comes into contact with the metal outer ring of the herb chamber. A recent recall addresses the aluminum residuals that some owners experienced with a new ceramic-coated aluminum heating element, which retains the heating properties but eliminates gnarly aluminum dust. New Bluetooth capabilities turn the Volcano into a fully-customizable experience unique to each user. Clearly Storz & Bickel thought of everything in their desire to make this a user-friendly device (and swing a high recommendation on our Volcano Hybrid review).

Vaping Methods

How To Use With A Balloon

  1. Remove the filling chamber cap from the filling chamber
  2. Place dry herb into the chamber and then replace the cap
  3. Place the filling chamber on to the hot air outlet and firmly turn it clockwise
  4. Select the desired temperature setting and wait for heating to be completed
  5. Once heating is complete, remove the mouthpiece from the balloon and attach the balloon to the filling chamber
  6. Switch on the pump to start filling the balloon with vapor by pushing Air
  7. Turn off the pump once the balloon has been filled with the desired amount of vapor by pushing Air
  8. Hold the filling chamber cap and rotate it counterclockwise to remove the balloon from the vaporizer
  9. Reattach the mouthpiece to the balloon.
  10. Place the mouthpiece against your lips and lightly press against it to inhale the vapor

How To Use With A Whip

  1. Remove the filling chamber cap from the filling chamber
  2. Place dry herb into the chamber and then replace the cap
  3. Place the filling chamber on to the hot air outlet and firmly turn it clockwise
  4. Select the desired temperature setting and wait for heating to be completed
  5. Once heating is complete, attach the tube to the filling chamber and inhale from the mouthpiece
  6. Optional: Turn on the pump to push the vapor through the tube and into the mouthpiece

Performance
The improved heating element on the Hybrid takes you from zero to any temperature desired in less than 90 seconds. The bag also inflates quickly in 10-15 seconds. From a visual standpoint, it’s a thrill to watch how quickly this device comes up to temperature.

Maintenance
Aside from occasionally replacing the bags and tubes, the maintenance for the Hybrid is nearly non-existent. The screen and the filling chamber will require a frequent sweep with the included brush. You’ll know when it’s time for replacement parts when the vapor quality begins to diminish and the bags/tubes become discolored or brittle.

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Were you as impressed with this model as we were? What is your Volcano Hybrid review? Let us know in the comments below!

2 Comments

  1. bubba on August 27, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Hybrid Volcano
    Negatives;
    LCD screen fades if device gets hot. Whip over rated
    Device kicks arse despite irritation of heat stroked screen
    ( Bluetooth works a treat so well easy to track and control via a phone)
    Filling chamber plastic surround is weak, buy a few extras.
    Positives;
    Heats up super fast , much improved over Digital
    ….. So 10/10 from me and sincerely would buy again as flaws in no way impede perfect function

    • Vapormaster on September 15, 2021 at 11:55 am

      Glad you agree it’s a 10/10! Interesting about the screen fade issue, we haven’t seen that.

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