New Volcano Hybrid: 2021’s Best Desktop Vaporizer Review


by James Bickford

Updated: September 8, 2021

Volcano Hybrid Review

Review Score: 92/100

Price Range:
18 x 20 x 20 cm
Stainless Steel
Temperature Range:
104°F - 446°F
Works with:
  • Wax icon
  • Herbs icon


  • Lots of accessories
  • Lots of vapor production
  • Pure flavor


  • Expensive

The New Volcano Hybrid desktop vaporizer release date was on June 2020. Since then, it has attracted a lot of attention. The new updated version of the well-known and familiar Volcano vaporizer dismissed prognoses. It became the most futuristic and promising desktop vaporizer on the market.

This Volcano desktop vaporizer is the latest incarnation to come out of the workshop of Storz and Bickel. Its revolutionary design is capable of supporting whip vaping and balloons, giving it a lot of versatility.

It heats up quickly, is app compatible. Also, the Volcano Hybrid vaporizer has several other features that make it an excellent purchase. The new Volcano is a big vaporizer that is great for table settings where a group of friends can get together and smoke a bowl in the privacy of one’s home or flat.

The Volcano Hybrid Overview

Volcano Hybrid vaporizer has a hybrid inhalation system. It supports whip and traditional balloon-style vaping.

The front of the device has a large digital display that makes it easy to monitor its status. A 100-watt heater propels the vapor through the vape, bringing great flavor from the herb without causing combustion.

Volcano Hybrid Review

This heater ramps very quickly, heating the herb in 60 to 120 seconds. Finally, it has an app that makes the settings control more easily.

The Volcano Hybrid vaporizer might look like the previous model because of its black and silver body and pyramid design. But the digital touch screen is what separates it from its predecessors. Because of this brand new interface, it is now easier to control the functions. For example, the display tells the user what the temperature and power levels are.

VD Volcano Gybrid Battery

The Volcano Classic models utilized bags for the vapor, but the Hybrid vaporizer uses a whip in addition to a bag system. The whip is a long and bendy tube through which the user inhales the vapor. The main advantage of choosing the whip over the bag is that the vapor cools down as it flows through the tube. Thus, it allows the user to focus more on the flavor rather than the heat.

The Hybrid is quite expensive and not very portable. It can cost upwards to $699, but the price is worth it with all of these features. The Volcano Hybrid is expensive, but it is cumbersome, and it does not have a battery. It gets its power from a wall socket. This Volcano vaporizer is strictly for desktop vaping.

Volcano Hybrid Vapor Quality

VD Volcano Gybrid Vapo

Whether one uses the whip or the balloon, it produces cool and high-quality vapor. In addition, it will encapsulate the flavor of whatever herb is loaded into the unit.

The Hybrid also provides a lot of vapor, and the amount of vapor can be adjusted by controlling the fan. As a result, cloud chasers and flavor lovers will both be satisfied with the Hybrid’s performance.

What Comes with the Volcano Hybrid Kit?

The new Volcano kit comes with a full set of equipment. It comes with the vaporizer itself and three Easy Valve balloons that each have a mouthpiece. One of the balloons even comes with an adapter. It has a whip, power cord, air filter, and an herb mill. It also has a filling chamber with a cap, screen, drip pad, and a brush for cleaning.

Internal Building Quality and Design

VD Volcanos

It is a German-built and designed piece of vaping machinery. Germany is well known as an excellent exporter of finished goods. The Volcano Hybrid vaporizer is no different.

Also, it has a simple design that has easily available spare parts. It is easy to clean, too. To clean it, just brush the screen and the vaporizing platform. If anything does go wrong, the Volcano Hybrid vaporizer has a three-year warranty.

Volcano Hybrid Accessories

The new Volcano has a lot of other accessories that make using the device more convenient. For example, it comes with dosing capsules prefilled with herbs and placed in the heater. Also, these capsules were used for the Crafty and Mighty vaporizers. Using them makes it easier to vape.

VD Volcano Gybrid Accessories

The filling set allows the user to fill up to forty capsules at once. In addition, it makes refilling the capsules easier and less aggravating. The filling set also comes with a grinder and a containing that can hold up to eight of these capsules.

Another accessory the new Volcano vaporizer can use is a filling chamber reducer. Using this allows the user to put a smaller amount of dry herbs in the oven. Users can buy the reducer on its own, or it can come with the chamber. It is also capable of supporting the dosing capsules.

How to Use the Volcano Hybrid

There are two ways to use the Hybrid:

  1. When vaping with the balloon, take off the filling chamber cap and put the dry herbs inside. Then place the filling chamber over the hot air outlet and turn it to the right.

    Once this is done, choose the temperature and let it heat up. Next, attach the balloon to the filling chamber, turn on the pump, and let the balloon fill up.

    Once it is full, turn the chamber cap to the left and remove the balloon and filling chamber. Then, put the mouthpiece of the balloon to your lips and take in the vapor./li>

  2. To do this with the whip, repeat the first three steps from the previous paragraph. Once the herbs are heated to the chosen temperature, attach the whip to the filling chamber and turn the pump off. When the pump is turned off, inhale from the mouthpiece.

Instruction Manual

These tips for using the Volcano vaporizer are no substitute for reading the instructions. First, read the instructions to get a fuller idea of using the Volcano Hybrid correctly and always get the best results. Doing so will prevent accidents and damage to the device that could void the warranty.

The Volcano Hybrid App

The app is connected to the Hybrid via Bluetooth. Thus, it can be used to perform many functions without using the buttons on the Hybrid itself. In addition, the app allows the user to control nearly every setting, including power and temperature control.

VD Volcano Gybrid app

The app can also control things like the speed of the fans when it powers off while allowing the user to customize heating across a specified time frame. It also provides useful information about how the Volcano vaporizer is doing. For example, it lets the user know the speed of the fan and the temperature. In addition, it has helpful information on how best to use the Volcano vaporizer.

The app is also compatible with the Crafty vaporizer. And it is compatible with iPhone and Android operating systems. Users can download them on the App Store and Google Play free of charge.

The Volcano Hybrid’s Competitors

Volcano Hybrid vs. Volcano Classic

Volcano Classic is a desktop vaporizer like the Hybrid. It heats up quickly, and it has temperature control, hands-free vaping, a ceramic heating element, but no LCD display.

volcano vaporizer review

It has much the same appearance, having an elegant, retro look that the Volcano Hybrid does have. The most significant difference, though, is the intelligence of the Hybrid vaporizer. As a result, the Volcano Classic is like an old-fashioned hand-controlled TV. And the Volcano Hybrid is a modern version with smart tv and a Netflix subscription.

Volcano Hybrid vs. Plenty Vaporizer

The Plenty is another device that Storz and Bickel manufacture. However, it provides excellent results for those who use it.

Plenty Vaporizer desktop

The advantage of using the Plenty is that it has straightforward temperature controls. Set the heat on a scale of one to seven, and then start vaping through the tube. This device is a desktop vape for people who are looking for something easy to use. It is also much cheaper, selling for under $300. Those who want something with more settings and accessories should look into getting the Volcano Hybrid instead.

Volcano Hybrid vs. Mighty Vaporizer

Storz and Bickel also make the Mighty, and it vaporizes herbs and concentrates very well. It is a vape pen Volcano Hybrid!

Mighty Vaporizer Review

The most significant difference is that it is smaller and much more portable. While small, it is not like having a pod mod. The thing is gigantic and does not fit the hand well. In addition, it is made out of plastic, and some people might be wary of buying a device made out of plastic because of its propensity to melt over time.

Volcano Hybrid Specifications

Volcano Hybrid
Size: 18 x 20 x 20 cm
Weight: 6.5 pounds
Heating time: 40 sec
Heating Style: Hybrid
Temperature Control: 104°F - 446°F
Chamber Capacity: 0.75 grams
Chamber Material: Stainless steel

Pros & Cons


  • Lots of accessories
  • Mobile app cross compatible with Crafty
  • Lots of vapor production
  • Pure flavor


  • Expensive
  • Cumbersome

Conclusion: Is the Volcano Hybrid Worth it?

The Hybrid vaporizer is a high-end device that is suitable for vaping at home alone or with friends. While it is possible to carry it around in a backpack and take it somewhere, it is ideal for gatherings of friends who like to vape in different ways. Hence, why it comes with whips and balloons. These accessories give it a lot of versatility that makes it great for vapers of all kinds.

With its Android and iPhone compatible apps, the huge amount of accessories, and excellent flavor and vapor production, this monster of a vape is excellent for every vape collection.

We welcome thoughtful and informative comments from readers who have used the Volcano Hybrid. Please tell our other readers and us about your vaping experience.

Published: September 24, 2019Updated: September 8, 2021

James Bickford

My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.


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2 comments on “New Volcano Hybrid: 2021’s Best Desktop Vaporizer Review

  • Ogre

    January 14, 2021 at 12:21 am


    • James Bickford

      January 18, 2021 at 8:07 am

      Hi Ogre, thanks for writing, but you don’t have to wait until it’s federally decriminalized to get the new Volcano. You can still get it now and wait for the laws to change in your state or at the federal level.