New Volcano Hybrid: 2021’s Best Desktop Vaporizer Review


by James Bickford

Updated: December 18, 2020

Volcano Hybrid Review

Review Score: 92/100

Price Range:
Stainless Steel
Works with:
  • Wax icon
  • Herbs icon


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


  • Expensive

Starting Price: $ 699.00

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

This 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, it is app compatible, and several other features make this vaporizer an excellent purchase. This 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’s Review of Specs and Features

Volcano Hybrid vaporizer has a hybrid inhalation system that 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 can be used to control the settings more easily.

The Hybrid 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. The display tells the user what the temperature and power levels are.

VD Volcanos

The previous Volcano models utilized bags for the vapor, but the Hybrid 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 is flowing through the tube, which allows the user to focus more on the flavor rather than the heat.

VD Volcano Gybrid Battery

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

Volcano Hybrid Vapor Quality

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

VD Volcano Gybrid Vapo

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

What Comes with the Volcano Hybrid Kit?

The 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 the 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

This is a German-built and designed piece of vaping machinery, and Germany is well known as an excellent exporter of finished goods. The Hybrid 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 vaporizing platform. If anything does go wrong, the Hybrid is covered by a three-year warranty.

Volcano Hybrid Accessories

The Hybrid has a lot of other accessories that make using the device more convenient. It comes with dosing capsules, which are prefilled with herbs and placed in the heater. These capsules were also 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. This 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 Hybrid can use is a filling chamber reducer. Using this allows the user to put a smaller amount of dry herbs in the oven. The reducer can be bought 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. Attach the balloon to the filling chamber and then 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.

  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. Once the pump is turned off, inhale from the mouthpiece.

Instruction Manual

These tips for using the Volcano Hybrid vaporizer are no substitute for reading the instructions. To get a fuller idea of how to use the Hybrid correctly and always to get the best results, first read the instructions. 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, and it can be used to perform a number of functions without having to use the buttons on the Hybrid itself. The app allows the user to control nearly every setting, including power and temperature control.

VD Volcano Gybrid app

The app can also be used to 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 vaporizer is doing. It lets the user know the speed of the fan and the temperature, and it has helpful information on how best to use the vaporizer.

The app is also compatible with the Crafty vaporizer, and it is compatible with iPhone and Android operating systems. They can be downloaded 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.

VD Volcano Classic

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

Volcano Hybrid vs. Plenty Vaporizer

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

VD Plenty Vaporizer Set

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 is a desktop vape for people who are looking for something easy to use. It is also much cheaper, too, selling for under $300. Those who want something with more settings and accessories should look into getting the Hybrid instead.

Volcano Hybrid vs. Mighty Vaporizer

The Mighty is also made by Storz and Bickel, and it vaporizes herbs and concentrates very well. In fact, it is a vape pen Volcano Hybrid!

VD battery life mighty

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. It is also 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

Height: (18 cm)
Width: 7.9 in (20 cm)
Weight: 6.5 pounds
Heating time: 40 sec
Heating Style: Hybrid
Temperature Control: 104 to 446F
Price: $699

Positives and Negatives

The Positives

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

The Negatives

  • Expensive
  • Cumbersome

Last Words on the Volcano Hybrid

The Volcano 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 more ideal for gatherings of friends who like to vape 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, 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: December 18, 2020

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.