The Grasshopper Vape Pen For Dry Herb

Grasshopper Ah yes, the Grasshopper vaporizer, the elusive portable vape pen for dry herb.

I received my pre-order in March 2016 and posted the video review above in June 2016.

As a truly portable vaporizer I personally feel it has its limitations, I can only tolerate it at low temperatures while using that silicone protector thing (which I despise). The tip of the vape gets hot very quickly at normal vaping temps, and the vapor itself feels hot as well since it’s being formed so close to your mouth.

Pair it with a glass rig to get the most out of this one. When you use it through a water piece like I show in my video you’re able to get much bigger draws at higher temperatures without the vapor becoming uncomfortable.

If you want the strongest and thickest vapor I would also use a fine grinder like the NewVape one I recommend.

Check out my list of top picks for best portable vaporizer if you want a good vape that works well by itself (without a rig).

VapeRating: 90/100 (Tier 2)

Stay up!
-Bud

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80 comments:
  1. jessica says:

    This vaporizer has been a lot of hype and no follow through. I waited over 6 months for it and it arrived non functioning. I had to pay to send it in to be repaired, waited another 2 weeks, to have it returned exactly in the same state. (Non functioning) Very disappointed, waste of time and money.

  2. Big John in NJ says:

    I bought 3 GH’s – for me, my son & brother-in-law
    2 of them have had to be replaced 3x each (red to blue light instantly w/o heat up)
    Last 1 was in a box for a while and when used for the 2nd time – died and had to be replaced for the 1st time this month

    I had originally 6 batteries – since battery life is shortened considerably cuz the whole unit gets so hot – just ordered 4 more.

    Overall – i think its a good unit – but believe there are engineering flaws since they’ve died so frequently.

    I love the stealth quality of the GH – can take it pretty much anywhere.
    My Arizer Solo is more reliable – but definitely not stealth – so this is my at home unit

  3. Kimo says:

    ordered 12/24/2016 and received order 02/01/2017
    5 weeks to Hawaii.

  4. Jack says:

    I have the Hopper TI, Crafty, Mighty, and Pax2.

    The Hopper TI is currently my top pick.

    HopperLabs has FINALLY gotten their act together in 2017. Shipping units in reasonable time. This was a HUGE problem in 2016.

    There does seem to be some quality control issues. So you might want to have 2 or a crafty/mighty backup if you have to send it in.

    There is another comment on here that discusses not using the silicone mouthpiece. I haven’t even taken the silicone mouthpiece out of the wrapper. I can use it with glass (my favorite, but that’s how I like to use all my vapes) or just bare. I suppose you could also try getting another metal tip and swapping it if it gets too hot.

    I start out with a few short 2-4 second puffs on the tip and then take a bigger rip and turn it off. When the tip gets too hot I just put more of the unit into my mouth. It looks a little weird sucking on a somewhat fat pen but whatever.

    Here’s one thing you MUST keep in mind with this vaporizer. Unlike the Mighty/Crafty where you want to leave it on because if you turn it off then it cools down quickly and needs to heat back up again wasting battery life etc. The hopper you WANT to turn it off if you’re not about to take a hit immediately. It heats up so fast that it’s okay to turn off between hits.

    Another thing about this vape is it PLOWS through material like no other. You can clear a chamber to a crisp in like 5 champion hits. For the most efficiency start off at lower temps and keep your draws to 6-8 seconds.

    I think the battery life is fine. Since it’s an on demand vaporizer instead of the traditional “turn it on keep it on” vaporizer. I don’t think you can judge the battery life in terms of minutes. Rather I think # of chambers per battery. I get 3-4 chambers with a single battery. Which is what I tend to get with my Mighty. The chamber is a bit smaller than the Mighty, but the hopper really extracts everything from the material. So I put the battery life at about 75% of the Mighty. With the hopper though you can switch batteries.

    You can get a nitecore battery charger to charge your batteries outside of the device.

    I did accidentally use the hopper while charging. Don’t know if it was actually charging the battery though. Wouldn’t recommend it yet.

    You can use the clip to clear the chamber which is excellent for on the go use. Just unscrew the battery cap.

    I think the vapor quality at lower temps is better tasting than the mighty. It takes a bit to get use to how dry the vapor can be. I don’t max it out anymore just 4-4.5 tops.

    I feel Bud really dropped the ball with this review by failing to consider that this vape needs to be used differently than traditional vapes. It heats up so quickly you don’t leave it on. You turn it on .. take a few quick puffs, 1-3 good hits. Turn it off. Take another good hit. Wait a little bit and repeat. With traditional vapes you turn them on and wait… and wait.. and wait.. and then you just leave it on. Also, you need to try w/o the silicone and just put more of the vape in your mouth if it’s too hot. The silicone likely insulates the heat.

    Since the hot tip is one of the strongest criticisms of the vape I wouldn’t recommend the stainless steel version. I’d also recommend perhaps a 2nd tip if it’s a problem for you. Still very portable.

    It’s an excellent vape… new company struggling with operational issues, but seems to be under control now in 2017. Frankly I think the hopper is one of the best vaporizers on the market period. Portable or desktop.

    The only place I see it really falling short is in a group setting (3 or more people). Tip gets too hot for back to back draws. You’ll have to repack it pretty much every round. You’ll also be switching batteries fairly often too.

    • vape L says:

      Has the new hoppers been better it’s failure rate? I follow the Hopper thread on FC forum from time to time and hopper owners never seem to be able to have it working for longer than a few months max. I’m super interested in this unit, I find the price acceptable and it’s qualities suit my needs. What I can’t deal with is the anxiety of a unit falling apart every few weeks and having to go back on forth on the RMA. Thanks for the great detailed review, it was very informative.

  5. John says:

    Wow all this angry comments . I’ve had mine for 6 months. It has worked flawlessly and I only use it through glass at home. It does what I expected it to do. I really don’t see how this is a tier 2 vape. Sorry too all you that have had bad luck. I’ve had zero problems and it’s my daily driver.

  6. CHRIS says:

    Do Not buy thi piece of shit. waited 12 month’s for the grasshopper after order placed, on the first day the mouth piece stopped screwing on fully.

    After 1 week i am getting the red and blue flashing light’s of death and now the fucking thing will not charge. and as i am uk based i have to pay shipping both ways and customs duties.

    This vape is not fit for purpose and should never of been available until all this shit was sorted out. And they had a whole bloody year to sort it while i waited for it.

    If i could get my money back i would. but i refuse to plough anymore money into this piece of shit as it’s getting very expensive.£240 IN ALL READY.

  7. Ryan says:

    DO NOT BUY!!! PIECE OF SHIT..and company is a joke….it works for two hits at a time then dies, Fuck is the point of a portable vape you cant use more than once without charging LOL…not to mention their shipping, and warranty department is a joke!! DO NOT BUY

  8. Todd Fritz says:

    Waited almost a year for my GH worked for a week did Warranty request they sent me new body didn’t work then they sent me new charger didn’t work then they sent me what they described as repaired grasshopper didn’t work do not buy piece of shit

  9. Anonymous says:

    Ordering process is a joke

    They lie and miss deadlines at such a high rate it is amazing they are still in business

    I can not comment on the actual product because it has taken 10 months and ~20 emails to try and get the cape delivered

    The vape must be OK since they are still in business but not sure it is worth the wait

  10. katiablue stevenson says:

    This company is complet bullshit! I placed an order last febuary, they made me pay upfront. After 9 months, and no updates, i opted to cancel my order. They refused to refund me until i jumped through hoops for them. so i did, becuase i wanted my money back. After over a month of sporatic correspondeants, they shipped an order to an address i no longer live (after ALL my emails stating i didnt live there). They blammed their shipping deparment for the mix up. So in the last month you all fucking failed to communicte with your shipping department?!
    dont ever fucking order from these people.

  11. Myles says:

    Grasshopper is the worst company ever. I can’t believe there is not a class action lawsuit at this point. They basically went to market with a product that was not fully developed, tested or ready to sell. They are using purchase money to develope their product. I ordered my grasshopper in March 2016,still waiting with at least 6 promises of deliverythe following month. After calling to cancel my order on October 1st I was promised a delivery date of October 25 2016, they even took my shipping info. Never heard from them again unless that monthly email full of lies they send out each month promising your product and telling you how great it will be counts as customer service… more like Lip Service. I cancelled my order and will buy anything but this POS from these scammers! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS STARTUP COMPANY.

  12. Adam says:

    I waited 11 months for this POS! It lasted for 2 weeks now I have to send it back. I regret ever hearing of the Grasshopper. Don’t buy!

  13. Pablo Martinez says:

    I have owned a Grasshopper for 6 months now and have been using it daily. Here is what I have learned:

    I have never used the silicone tip. I usually vape starting at setting 3.5 and escalate to 4.5. The hottest part of the vape is the very tip, so lip positioning is important. You want to place your lips beyond the angled portion of the tip. The key is taking long, huge rips less frequently and turning off the unit before finishing your hit. The residual heat will give you another second or two of vapor. I usually take a hit every minute or so until the bowl is done (usually 4-6 hits). I also hold the front end in my closed fist between rips which helps dissipate the heat in your hand and cool it down faster. Using the grasshopper in this way, all I find myself carrying is the hopper with leather sleeve and 2 spare batteries. Give it a try and see if it changes how you feel about it!

  14. Brandon Shand says:

    sorry one last thing. do you happen to know how fast hoppers are shipping out as of now? i assume as little as 3 months but not more than 6 if they where only growing at a steady rate. ill be ordering at least a color TI unit on top of my normal TI but i was hoping someone knew how accurate the shipping estimates have gotten like i said its unikely but if hoppers are shipping out in a month or 2 now I would order both for sure but otherwise I need something until it comes plus while my unit is in the shop again. Either the hopper or the milaana but i cant find the milaana anywere online plus the ff2 is also in stores for the same price as online

  15. Brandon Shand says:

    Hi my names Brandon I currently own a grasshopper i preoreder a year ago. I had an important question I need a consistent answer for. i sent my unit in for the hot collar issue, and they repaclaced it and when I got it back the heat was significantly lower but still there, it would get warm sith some hits especially longer ones and when i try to use it for more than a single hit every few minutes even if i click it off after each hit if i dont wait and take anoter hit about a min or less after and on the 3rd and 4th it’ll start getting hot to the touch almost about as hot as before but maybe a bit cooler and it definitly takes longer to heat up so somethings different, i see people saying their backend stays room temp. but i had caroline go and check with the team to see if the backend should produce any heat at all since the consenses was from an engenerring standpoint it should create no heat, but quoting Caroline “she asked the team and they said that the back end should produces some heat of its own, but if so this seems restricting and definitly something that will cut battery life so before i send mine in again i was hoping you could tell me if you’re units bakcend produce some heat and get hot with longer sessions? or is this just a glitchy part that happened to work better and got passed Quaity control? My batterys also only last one full bowl at any amount but it will get one hit off the next then die, i found one battery that lasted 2 sessions but the same battery only lasted a full 2 sessions after I used the charger that comes with the unit, I usually have to charge them externally so i have a nitecore and it works perfectly but somehow it seems like their charger somehow keeps them alive longer. i cant seem to figure out why because technically the nitecore should be able to charge them better if not just as well but it happened. just a weird thing i was curious if you may have noticed, but most importantly I need to find out if my unit needs service or not?

    my second question was while i wait for my grasshopper to be fixed do you reccomend the firefly 2? I need something that works like the Grasshopper but that wont take time to ship or need to be sent in for service like mine, i noticed i conserve alot more with the grasshopper than i have with my mighty or anyother top rated vape so i am ordering a colered hopper but im either getting 1 color tit. and 1 SS for my friend as a gift because he only uses small amounts. Or i would get the color hopper for myself and the firefy 2 for my friend and we live in the same appartment so I would use it until i get mine back and it would be his overall i plan to buy myself a ff2of my own but right now i just need to pick between which 2 to get, i am kind of a cloud chaser so i really like the grasshopper for that reason plus the lack of draw resitance etc. would you say the firefly would be a good stand in for the grasshopper and would my friend who has mostly been a smoker enjoy it equally as much as the hopper. i heard the ff2 has more draw resistance than the first so if thats true would it still be a good pick that i would enjoy equally as well as allow me to save herb like i’ve been since i got my grasshopper? i cant seem to make the desision myself since ive tried the hopper and know what its like i want to be sure the firefly 2 can give me the same results. Ive seen people blow pretty big clouds so from what ive seen it looks aside from more draw resistance it would do the same thing and stil allow me to save my herb and also be something my friend will be happy with it> like i said It seemed best to ask someone who’s tried both. before i go out and buy the firefy (lucky me its in stores here now so i can get it whenver i need it in place of my grasshopper but its also very temping i dont want make a desion ill regret out of haste.
    that was a bit long. to make it simple i just need to know if aside from the mixing and draws will it conserve and produce about equal vapor and cloud preformance unike the ff1 which i currenty own, something i wouldnt mind having to use in place of the ff2 if it is it’ll be something my friend likes too so 2 birds one question

    please get back to me at you’re soonest convenieace

  16. Goyo says:

    I received a grasshopper in June of 2016 after having ordered it March of 2015. I have had the body of unit replaced twice. The last issue I’m having is the blinking red to blue lights and now grasshopper wants me to send everything back to them. In two months of having it I’ve had three issues. I ordered a different vape from a different company. It’s been a waste of time and money. He be warned.

  17. Barnburner says:

    Absolute piece of shit!! I bought one about 2 months ago and it is terrible. Battery lasts about 1/2 hour, take 3 hours to charge, end get so hot you can barely touch it, etc. I sent it back for warranty and Grasshopper supposedly replaced the charger. When I found out, I asked if they also replaced the battery to which they replied “I assume so but I really don’t know”. Great customer service there huh? Got it back and it was no better than before I sent it back. Emailed them again and was basically told “it is what it is”. Fired them another email voicing my displeasure on 7/29 and have had no response. So, I’m now emailing them again letting them know I’m moving on to PAX, which I should have bought to begin with, and will be telling everyone I know never to buy their shitty product.

  18. steadexperience says:

    I totally agree got mine after a very long wait and even on the lowest setting the vapour and unit get too hot unless they fix this issue hopper labs will be short lived as others move in with improved versions

  19. Jason says:

    Hey Bud,
    I’m really a big fan of your reviews and have been following for awhile. I think it’s some real bullshit what grasshopper is pulling with their “orders”. I put in an order in March 2015 for SS, today is 7/25/16 and haven’t received it. Caroline keeps jerking me off with emails using string along techniques that I haven’t heard of since I was 14. Please advise, should I cancel this order?

  20. N1E says:

    The grasshopper gets the job done but the tip does get hot even with the mouth piece. For less than half the price of the mighty it is well worth every penny, especially if you got one before the price bump.

    Coming from someone that has both a grasshopper and mighty vaporizer(had a crafty first).

  21. Freddie says:

    I jus wanna say thanks for being impartial in your reviews. Im getting my first vape and i was planning on the solo for budget vs quality reasons and overall ease of use. Other reviews of grasshopper had me questioning that, but no else is talking about the negatives of it as much. Most reviews seem more like sales pitches instead of a good review. So thanks again for getting it all out there, youve reassured me that the solo will be my 1st vape. =)

  22. wendell says:

    $225 for a pen? + 4 batteries (6 total) ur looking at $260 for this…

  23. Jamaican Rob says:

    For me this is the perfect product. I prefer thoughtful engineering over electronic circuit boards. I use a water pipe and with this vape pen I can still stay with flower, get all the benefits of water cooling, and simple clean up. Let alone a lifetime warranty speaks much to their pride in an American made product. This is far from some China enjuneered disposable vape pen. The killer is their wait time and avoid giving an eta as if it was the DEA.

  24. JC says:

    Bud,
    What’s the final score? Are you scoring it as a portable or both portable/desktop since it seems to shine through glass? You seem perplexed? How does it compare to the Plenty or Enano? What about the Solo or Pax? Does stealth come into the equation? How does it function as a quick one hitter? Keep in mind, to some vaping is a holy ritual while to others it is a means to an end. Still lots of questions out there about this one.
    JC

  25. username says:

    Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone here who either ordered a Grasshopper and didn’t receive it or received one and had problems. Some nicely done positive reviews had me very close to buying one, with the expectation that it would ship in August. The inconsistent quality control is bad enough, but if the company is good about sending replacement parts, I still might have taken a gamble on it. The deal-breaker is learning that they are lying about the predicted ship date. That there are people who waited, and are still waiting, 8 months or more for this device is so deceptive and insulting to customers. I have no idea what I’ll eventually end up with (leaning toward a Pax 2 at the moment), but even if they start shipping today, it won’t be a Grasshopper.

  26. HELENSKINZ ONLINE NZ says:

    Thanks for a great review once again Bud. That covered all my concerns, I have lots of people on my GH list that want one but I don’t think it’s quite as amazing as everyone expects, sure it has amazing heat up time and impressive clouds but the rest sucks. Battery and heat issues seals it for me, won’t be stocking the shelves until it is properly finished, maybe version 5… by the time they roll out a great version there will be better options I’d say, a shame but good to know the truth now, I personally wouldn’t want a vape that looked like a pen with a clip it looks stupid I agree.

  27. Stephen says:

    Please post this review.. I’ve taken your advise on many vapes and yours are always very accurate! Thanks bud!

  28. Dale Isbell says:

    I ordered in March first est. was April now it’s July ! How long did it take to get yours ?

  29. Kathy says:

    Want to buy one

  30. Polobrown says:

    Hey man, I bought the crafty because of you. And I must say, it’s the shit! I mean that in a good way. Now I’m looking for something that has a smaller bowl and can heat up quicker. So…I really want to get the Firefly 2. But, before I do that – I was looking into the grasshopper. I see you received it in March. Any thoughts? Thanks Boss!

  31. Stan says:

    Hoping you have not retired Bud?

    Stay Up,
    Stan

    • Alex says:

      Don’t even worry about it. I ordered a grasshopper in January with an estimated ship date of February. There are people from January 2015 who ordered one and haven’t gotten theirs. The company is a mess right now and a lot of the reddit users who got theirs have had to send them back for defects. It will be a great device if the company ever figures their stuff out. Until then, or when someone else copies the design, there are other options to choose from that you can actually get your hands on before 2017.

  32. James says:

    Hey there. So what’s the score you give on this? I’m interested to see how the vapor quality compares to the Firefly 2, as I want the best. Thanks.

  33. Stan says:

    Man I am dying for your grasshopper review. Info on this vape is scattered and sketchy. I have been interested to check one out but I can’t spend a dime until I hear your review and recommendation.

    Love your work Bud. You save me frustration and money, Thank you!

  34. Baron23 says:

    Wow…GH Labs have done something that most companies find very difficult to impossible; they have destroyed their reputation and customer good will before even shipping the product.

    Outstanding.

    • Anonymous says:

      No doubt dude. Fuck GH labs and their shady ass business techniques. Just be up front with customers and tell them you suck and have no clue how to estimate a shipping date and they would get a lot better respect from me. I waited 7 months then got my cash back.

      Firefly 2 it is

  35. Josh says:

    Hey there so first of all thanks for all your videos they are extremely helpful and informative. So I pre-order a grasshopper December 2015 because it was the best vape in my opinion at the time that I could find. The only problem is that they are taking way to long in their production is given other companies the time to catch up. I honestly don’t see myself receiving the grasshopper until August or September. With that said I’ve grown tired of waiting and then I saw your review on the fire fly 2 with caught my eye and if I order it I can have it by next month. Since you own both I was wondering if you can give me some feed back on witch one you enjoy using more etc. I look forward to hearing from you and again thanks for you videos man.

  36. RedClay says:

    any thoughts yet on the grasshopper? Was it worth the wait? I have a GH on pre-order. I just return my defected Alfa and put that money towards a FF2.I’m really considering doing the same thing on the pre-ordered GH, and putting that money on a Crafty. Your thoughts???

  37. demir says:

    i paid for this shit in december accepting february ship date. they updated it to march and still ok. but now a new update shows that new estimated ship date is in may!!!!! paying 6 months before getting product is stupid. little kids working there are definitely incompetence and cannot handle the business.

    • Anonymous says:

      I ordered my vape in Sep’15 and my expected delivery date is now June (though I honestly believe it’ll be longer) Whenever I do contact support [she] always try’s her very best to avoid answering any of my questions

  38. Joey says:

    Glad to see that you received yours, I’m dying to know how long it took!
    A quick presentation: I live overseas, owner of MFLB, V2 Pro Serie 3, Solo and Crafty (I also got a Iolite as well but i never use it anymore). I vape and folow the Vape critic for a few years now.
    Now I’ll share my experience so far with GH Labs: I ordered a GH November 24 of 2015, they said 2 months to ship. Allright, I’ll wait. Seeing the early reviews, the unit seems to deserve that.
    Two months later, I got a new estimated shipping date for february. Well…what’s going on I told myself? So I started to search the web for similar experiences and found a lot. Customer’s service is mailed: “we’re sincerely sorry for…”. Ok, GH Labs is victim of its success I told myself. I’ll wait a little more..
    New estimated (that word is kind of the foundation of the scam here)date is March 2016. Alright, we’re now April 6 and my new estimated shipping date is somewhere in May (no day is given). Ok, understood, i guess i might as well assemble it myself…
    I don’t have enough harsh word for such business practices which is straight lying to customers. Understand me: the unit might be the bomb, you can’t condone such a way of treating customers.
    I don’t even have the unit yet, but the taste of it is getting worse by the day.
    I’ll wait my ass off and experience the ish off of it to its end: you don’t stop a tattoo midway. BUT my advice would be to buy something else or (because the unit is supposed to be that great, we’ll see after The vape Critic’s review) buy it from EVERYONE BUT GH LABS!

  39. Bud Bud says:

    Received my pre-order the other day, testing has begun.

    • Anonymous says:

      Can’t wait for your feedback…..do you recommend grasshopper or the Firefly 2? That would be interesting to know……I am enjoying my upgrade from a vertical vaportower to a digital volcano…now I am on the market for a PAX 1 upgrade…..Firefly 2 and grasshopper seem cool…..looking forward to your review….regards…and stay up!!!!!

    • King_Kash says:

      Can’t wait for a thorough review and possibly comparison with other vapes. Grassshopper has more than a few things going for it so a comparison in following categories would be logical:

      Stealth/portability: Grasshopper v/s Pax2
      Vapor quality/taste : Grasshopper v/s the new king FF2
      Outdoor usability: Grasshopper v/s Haze 3 (removable battery)

    • Tom says:

      Hey just wondering how long you test the product for before posting a review.

      I base my decisions off you’re expertise more so than any other reviewer out there. I have a pre-order, but trying to decide if the waiting game is worth it over just getting the firefly 2.

      Anticipating your review.

      • Joey says:

        Waiting the GH for 6 month now and not having an real shipping date yet, I’d tell you to get a FF2. You’ll be able to use it at least.

    • mekinneddie says:

      Glad you got your pre-order!. Was curious when you originally placed the order and did it come in the time frame they said it would. (Eager to get mine! And just trying to guage)

    • BillMiller says:

      I’m going on 8 months waiting for my pre-order,,, how long did you wait?

    • Tito says:

      How long did you have to wait for your pre-order? I’m going on 4 months which is very annoying since the emails they send to their pre-order customers keep boasting about their improved manufacturing meanwhile they keep delaying everyone’s ship date

  40. Shawn Coleman says:

    I’ve had the Grasshoper for several months now and I LOVE it. Before the Grasshoper I had the pax and firefly and really vaping was a novelty but I was still really a smoker. Since the grasshopper not only is the Grasshopper my most frequently used vape (I have pax2, firefly, mivape, Elo and vivape2) but I can honestly say I’m a vaporist now. The Grasshoppper because of its ease of use and amazing flavor really did change my behavior. Don’t get me wrong I’m not turning down any spliffs anytime soon, just probably not rolling any either unless it’s ABV from my grasshopper!

  41. Candace says:

    Ordered a GH in Oct 2015 and was told that it would ship in Dec. In Dec. they said it would ship in Jan. In Jan. they said it would ship in Feb. Now I just checked my ship date and it has been changed to March. Is this a scam? No matter how good it is, this is dishonest business practice and I would not recommend for anyone to preorder.

    • Anonymous says:

      Exact same scenario for me. Very irritating.

    • Wavy Vaporizers says:

      Hopper labs are full of shit with their estimations. They estimate 2 months everytime in order to stay in terms of paypal policy of taking someone’s money but garunteeing a delivery of said product within 60 days. So yes they are blatantly lying to everyone including new customers check it’s page it says if u buy now u will receive it in April Candace pre ordered in October 2015 and I pre ordered august 2015 and it’s been the same bullshit lies from them every 2 months they tell me imma receive it. Check reddit they have so many people complaining about hoppers breaking down people on their 4 5 and 6 replacement parts. Last person said his grasshopper a river DOA dead on arrival and emailed Caroline and she emailed him back telling him to bang the hopper again the wall or table lol really hopper labs? Better business Bureau would love to get a hold of these ducks taking advantage of the world with this 60 day paypal loophole. When march comes check hopper site and garunteed it will say order now and u will receive it in may. Since its February now if u look at the site it will tell u if u order now u will receive it in April. This is all facts truth I speak on reddit and people hate on me for speaking the truth. This company is shady point blank save your money and get a Firefly 2 first pre order bat h will go out soon probably end of February. Stay wavy my friends

      • Darren says:

        I ordered my Grasshopper in mid-January ’15, and was still waiting until today, when I finally got fed up and cancelled my order. My original ship date was March ’15 but since then I kept getting dicked around with updates. Now I see the predictable pattern was probably based on GH’s dubious interpretation of PayPal’s 60-day rule. To their credit, they did process my refund on PayPal right away, and frankly I was expecting some run-around. I’ve ordered the Pax 2, which apparently exists and has been successfully QCd. It’s a shame about the GH but there are just some basic business practices that need to be respected. I hope to buy this pen someday when that option becomes a reality.

        • Anonymous says:

          I had the same bullshit month after month of excuses. I cancelled my order as well and did get my money back. I ordered in July ’15 and waited till February. I got sick of the “we feel confident in the shipping estimate” bullshit. Then the following month would be just another excuse.
          I’ll gladly spend double that on a firefly 2. My original firefly kicks ass but the battery sucks. I also have a flowermate mini, airvape and haze v3. They all work a little different but the firefly gets me the most tuned up. Lol

        • Rockbassman says:

          I had the same issue you did. After waiting for almost 8 months and becoming fed up I cancelled my order after being lied to about a shipping estimate whenever I inquired.

          I’ll stick to getting a firefly 2
          My original firefly kicks my ass every time I use it and the review of the firefly 2 being smaller, lighter in weight, 2 batteries, multiple temp settings it’s a true win win.
          In the world of portable vapes you get what you pay for!!

    • Anthony says:

      Same here! I purchased in April of 2016 and was sent emails explaining my GH would ship in May, then June, then July and here we are in late August and still no GH. It’s like you are lending them your money so they can grow their business while you wait for them to build the product. Too far in now, but if Grasshopper was honest about delivery from the onset, I would have gone with another device! Who wants to wait five months for a vape tool at almost 2 bills?

  42. JAS says:

    I was part of the indigogo campaign and I waited a very, very long time for delivery. Upon delivery the thing worked great, they missed an extra charger, but that was easy fix. I used for about 30 mins and the backend spit open! I was stunned to also see a type of adhesive used to hold the back end together?
    Went online and filled out a warranty replacement. In the meantime I figured if I held the backend together I could still use. NOT the case. The GH stopped heating up and went from a red (heating) to a blue (ready) LED. No heat.
    Emailed Hopper and wanted to see if they could mail a full replacement and I was assured it was the back end that was the problem. From GH “the back-end is not making a proper connection the new back-end we are sending will also resolve this”
    So I wait. Week later a replacement showed up (alone with my missing extra USB charger) and can you guess what happened?
    Well I screwed on the new back end and same thing. Blue LED, no heat.
    (Head in palm)
    I filled out a warranty replacement and waiting to hear back. Maybe, just maybe I might have a portable vape for NYE. I’ll try to update this post when I find out.
    Also still waiting on my smell proof case.
    Quality feels great, I got the titanium edition so its very lightweight and feels very nice in your hands.

    As far as the leather sleeve. I design leather accessories and plan to make leather sleeves and cases for my GH. I want to make versions with and without place for charger/extra battery/etc. If you are interested and have ideas I would like to hear from you. kapotasdesigns.com

  43. Alex says:

    I’m about to pull the trigger on a GH. I bought the V2 Pro series 3 some months back because I wanted a good flower vape in a pen. It’s been a nightmare. First one got 6 mins on a full charge before it died. I sent it back, they lost the return and I had to wait 3 weeks for a new one. This one gets 15 mins on a full charge. You said yours got 30, so QC for the company is apparently really bad. The customer service guy actually said “Sorry, you can imagine how hard it is to keep everything straight when we’re getting hundreds of returns a day.”

    I’ve used the pax, MFLB, V2 (series 3 and 7), and desktops, and I haven’t been blown away by any of them. Other than the hot tip issue, there’s nothing I’m seeing in reviews about it that I don’t like, and it’s got a lifetime warranty to rival the pax at almost half the price.

    I was hoping I’d get to see your review on the GH before buying it but even if you order it now you won’t get it for a couple months. You should email them though, I bet they’d send you one overnight if you promised a quick review.

  44. JD says:

    Looking forward to a review.

  45. Toby_X says:

    Just got mine yesterday.
    It came with a white silicone mouth guard/cap thingy that protects your lips from getting burned. Using the cap is a must as the vapor is extremely hot coming out of the tip. Also, with the silicone cap on, which is necessary for normal usage, the grasshopper wont fit in the leather case that came with it.
    The hits so far are just okay and very hot. I also have the little Davinci portable vape and an Arizer Extreme Q home vape to compare against.
    It does heat up amazingly fast and is as portable as a fat pen.

  46. Edwin says:

    This pen is awesome. Although I have had to return parts twice because of flaws, it’s an absolutely amazing device. The return process is easy and hassle free. Overall I’m very happy with this purchase.

  47. ajc says:

    Ive had it a week… and it is amazing… Own the MFB, PAX1, and Crafty. This is better than all. Quick, great vapor, and Ok battery life. My favorite was the Crafty but I like the grasshopperit better for the following reasons. 1) MUCH quicker to heat 2)Vapor tast is the same but the draw is so much better. You can draw for as long as you want without the heat going down. 3) Much easier to clean… basically no maintenance. 4) As good if not better battery life and the battery is replaceable! I bought a an extra. 5) AMAZING build quality – just holding it in your hand feels right. 6)less than half the price!!

  48. DGI says:

    It’s appealing, but from a design and engineering standpoint, the confusion surrounding the silicone tip might be a herald of other flaws along the way. Let’s face it, from a design POV a unit like this has a very circumscribed set set of concerns to address, and it would seem that burning the user’s flesh might pop right out front there.

  49. Bob says:

    I don’t have one, but I pre-ordered a few months ago.
    At the time I was deciding between buying a Crafty or going for the Grasshopper. I went with the Hopper, because when using a portable vape on the go/outside with friends, I don’t really want to wait and prepare the device for several minutes. Instant heat, a temp dial, replaceable battery, convection, easy cleaning and a sturdy exterior are pretty good points, I think. As far as I know, there’s nothing else like this on the market, in this price range, right now. My only fear, and therefore my question would be the heat issue.

    There are several reports saying the heat is either no problem or a huge problem. Can I use it for sessions or not? Can I use it without the silicone mouthpiece or does it get too hot, on higher temp settings? Which version of the Hopper is the best to handle the heat? Is the vapor quality on par with the Crafty or too harsh and hot on your lungs?

    I love your reviews, so I’m looking forward to what you have to say about this vape, be it good or bad.

    • Anonymous says:

      Crafty is very quick. Heat up time is not usually. Going to full temp takes <2 min. Don't think many people need full temp though.

    • Bob says:

      I have bothered the mighty and Grasshopper. The mighty is a better vape. It doesn’t get to hot, is easier to pack, and has a better battery. I find the grasshopper to be a electronic vape one hitter.

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