Storz & Bickel Onyx Volcano Hybrid
ABOUT THE VOLCANO HYBRID VAPORIZER
The newest Onyx Volcano Hybrid vaporizer is the latest version and innovation from Storz & Bickel.
The new dual-inhalation system lets users enjoy vapor with a classic S&B Volcano balloon bag or whip delivery system. The Hybrid Volcano features improved airflow, a newly designed app for total control over your sessions, and a heat-up time that is 10 times faster than the Volcano Digit.
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Storz & Bickel Hybrid Inhalation System
The newly added hybrid volcano inhalation system brings Storz & Bickel’s balloon and class whip-style inhalation together. For anyone who wants to enjoy the balloon method, simply fill the volcano hybrid bags with the built-in air pump.
360 Whip Attachment
Those who prefer whip-style vapor can expect resistance-free, silent draws directly from the Volcano Hybrid’s heating chamber. Volcano vaporizers have always been known for their elite flavor production, and the new whip-style system manages to improve the flavor experience. By drawing directly from the heating chamber, the vapor is delivered at a faster rate.
Iconic Volcano Convection Heating
Instead of heating your material directly on the hot surface of the chamber, the Volcano Hybrid uses Storz & Bickel’s elite convection heating system. Air is propelled through the vapor path by a 100-watt heater that extracts the essential flavors of your dry herb without combustion. Convection heating is much smoother than conduction as the risk of combustion is essentially zero. Users will appreciate the smooth vapor of the Volcano Hybrid as it is free of unwanted tastes or odors.
Precise Temperature Control
The Volcano Hybrid utilizes simple “+” and “-” buttons to help you dictate your ideal temperature. A bright LED screen lets you know the exact temperature you’ve picked, as well as the temperature the vaporizer is at as it heats up. Storz & Bickel engineered the Volcano Hybrid with a temperature range between 104 °F and 446 °F—delivering a full flavor spectrum. The Hybrid’s app compatibility allows you to easily manage your vaporizer from your phone.
How To Use The Volcano Hybrid Tube Kit
The Volcano Hybrid Tube kit is a great way to share fresh draws during sessions with guests. To use the hybrid Volcano tube kit, start by:
- Loading your ground flower in the chamber cap, and then screw on the cap
- Attach the tube kit
- Tap the heat button
- Adjust the temperature with the (+) and (-) buttons
- Pre-heat for 5 seconds
- Tap the air button
- Inhale from the tube's mouthpiece
You can expect to have longer draws using this method, but it will require more lung power. So depending on your style and experience level, you’ll either love using this method or not.
How To use The Hybrid Balloon
The balloon is similar to the tube system with a few differences. User’s love this method because you can easily control how much vapor you intake by opening the valve to allow the vapor to be inhaled. It also doesn't require lung power so you can enjoy your sessions without feeling rushed. To use the balloon start by:
- Tap the heat button
- Choose the temperature with the (+) and (-) buttons
- Preheat for 5 seconds
- Tap the air button
- Take the black mouthpiece off the balloon
- Connect the balloon to the filling chamber
- Turn the air off once the balloon is full
- Lift off the balloon via the orange piece
- Pop your mouthpiece immediately after
This method is great for beginners or anyone who wants a chill session.
The Storz & Bickel Hybrid App
You can control the Hybrid using the app which is a great addition. The app connects via BlueTooth between your phone/tablet and your Volcano Hybrid. If you have an Android device, you can download the app via the App Store and get firmware updates, create workflows, and personalize settings. If you don’t have an Android device, you can now use the browser-based app.
Who Is The Volcano Vaporizer For?
The Volcano Hybrid vaporizer is perfect for homebodies looking for consistent, powerful vapor draws. Also, this unit gives you the flexibility of using the tube or balloon system, plus the quick heat-up time is an upgrade everyone will love. Storz & Bickel includes a three-year warranty so if there are any issues they will clean it, test it, and replace any parts that need to be replaced. Check out our spotlight review for an in-depth look at the Volcano Hybrid.