Storz and Bickel: Comparing ‘Volcano’ Models

Storz & Bickel: Comparing Volcanoes

The Bong Shop has a large range of vaporisers and accessories – such as the PAX and the FlowerMate – available Australia-wide.

If you’re looking to upgrade or replace your current vaporiser with something a bit different, we have a large contender you shouldn’t skip – Storz & Bickel!

Storz & Bickel is a German-based company known for its craftsmanship and skill and as the creators of the Volcano. Today we’ll be comparing these three beautiful vapes to decide who’ll rule supreme in the eyes of you, our herbal connoisseurs.

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Introducing the Volcano

The Volcano vaporiser is the epitome of vaping units.

Built to perform for years – with its high-quality materials, precise air temperature control, and unmatched reliability (competing companies couldn’t come close, until recently!) – the Volcano has a reputation among experts and enthusiasts alike as the most technologically advanced vaporiser commercially available.

Its advanced tech gives you 75% extraction of your product; leaving nothing to waste. These models come in three main variants, which we’ll be going through today.

The Classic/Analogue

The Classic is the original and true Volcano experience, refined down into its simplest form.

Featuring an easy valve, and arriving with zero frills, the Classic is the most basic of the three S+B models – but that doesn’t make it a slacker! Storz & Bickel’s patented technology ensures the heat exchanger brings clean air up to the desired temp in the safest way possible.

Its durable body is made from stainless steel, making it easy to clean… plus, it’s also perfect for protecting the integrity of the ingenious equipment found under its hood.

The Volcano Classic is great for someone who likes a low-maintenance unit. While its only operational function is the dial – which displays the temperature of the device (between 130° and 230°) – it is not known to skimp on technology, despite the flashier features of newer models.

The analogue model uses a convection oven – which any vaporiser expert knows is the making of a true vaporiser. The convection oven is where hot air will pass through your product, giving you all the medicinal goodness filling up the bag before you inhale a thing.

The Classic lives up to its name – it’s the perfect unit to leave sitting on your desktop, until the next time you’re ready to experience the full potential of your herb!


The Digital Volcano vaporiser falls into a reasonable budget range for a beginner operator.

It uses the same advanced technology as the analogue version… the biggest difference is the addition of a digital screen, which indicates temperature (this replaces the dial/knob from the Classic).

Same old Volcano, really – but the LCD screen makes it appear a bit higher-tech.


If you’re a more seasoned herbal expert, the Volcano Hybrid is going to be the best-suited model for you.

The Hybrid uses two heating elements that can fire up in around a minute. This model provides you with the option to stick with a balloon or attach a tube mouthpiece directly to the unit, making it simple to share with friends or for yourself.

The Hybrid unit also has a partner app by Storz & Bickel that you can use to adjust the temperature and power controls through Bluetooth. You get a bit more room to experiment and play around with its fan speeds and heating times. It’ll also give you alerts when your unit has reached your tailed session specifications.

For a daily user who wants nothing but the best of the best and has the cash to spend, the Volcano Hybrid really is about as good as you can get. The heater is enormously strong, and the build quality from Storz & Bickel really ‘seals the deal’!

Which One Should You Get?

Now, that will depend entirely on your personal preference…

If you prefer a unit that you can just turn on, adjust the temp, and vape away, then the analogue or digital models will be the best option for you – the classic model is typically cheaper.

If you’re a seasoned pro and want something with a bit more flexibility and opportunity for exploration, the hybrid is going to be the option for you. If money is no worry for you, we definitely recommend going for the hybrid – it’s one of the best units around, and should always be considered!

If you’ve decided on which model is best for you, or have any more questions, feel free to contact us… or have a browse of the large range of products on our website!

Here’s a discount code from us, for your next vaporiser purchase:

10FAB10TBS = 10% off at THE BONG SHOP!

Volcano at The Bong Shop

Joe Lagrasso
Author: Joe Lagrasso

Joe is a dreamer, entrepreneur and an all-around good guy. He wants to connect the Australian Cannabis community from businesses to consumers.

Joe Lagrasso
Joe Lagrasso
Joe is a dreamer, entrepreneur and an all-around good guy. He wants to connect the Australian Cannabis community from businesses to consumers.
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