Herbalizer Vaporizer Review

 
Check out my video above for a direct comparison and review of the Herbalizer and the Volcano.

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-Bud

Herbalizer Vaporizer
VapeRating: 90/100 (Tier 2) by


This is my full original Herbalizer review video:

Original video transcription:

Hey what’s goin on? This video is going to be my review and demo of the Herbalizer. This is a new high-end vape and it’s made in the USA by a company in San Diego, California.

So this vape could be considered a multi-mode unit, and what that means is it could be used with a balloon, it could be used with a whip, and it could also be used in freestyle mode, and I’ll explain that more and show you each of those methods in this video.

Since this is what you’re lookin at now let’s start with the outside of the unit. You’ll see that it’s about a medium-sized vape with an oval shape to it, it’s not too heavy but it’s a good solid feeling unit. And basically the way you’re looking at the vape now, closed like this, this is in the OFF position, so this is how it would normally be stored.

When you’re ready to use it and you want to turn it on all you have to do is lift up the front of the lid like that. Once you open the lid this is now what you’re lookin at on the inside.

So when you first open the vape up and turn it on nothing’s actually happening yet, the vape isn’t heating up or anything. What you first have to do is select which mode you want to use, and this vape has two modes, it has an aromatherapy mode and a vaportherapy mode.

Now vaportherapy mode is the one you’re probably going to use most often and that basically puts it into normal vape mode like you’re used to and like all the other vapes I review, and aromatherapy mode is a completely different way to use this unit and that doesn’t really involve vaping at all, and I’ll talk more about that in a few minutes.

To start vape mode and get the unit heating up all you have to do is hit the vaportherapy button on the right side. Now when you hit this button the unit remembers the last temperature you had it set at and that’s what it’s going to heat up to by default.

And that brings me to one of the first really awesome things about this vape, and this is something that sets it apart from all the other ones I’ve reviewed so far, and that is its insanely fast heat-up time.

So most home units or desktop units that you buy to use when you’re around the house once you plug them in and turn them on they typically take anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes to heat up on average, even the good ones, but this vaporizer when you turn it on and it starts heating up to the temp you just had it set at it’s gonna get there in 5 or 10 seconds max. Up until now that’s kind of something that’s been unheard of.

Now one of the reasons it heats up so fast is that it uses a heating element that not many other vapes use, and actually no other vapes use the exact same one, but it basically uses this advanced halogen light bulb. That’s how it heats up, and that’s why it’s able to heat up and cool down so quickly.

Most vapes have either a metal or ceramic heating element and it typically takes a little bit to warm up, but this thing it just warms up like that.

So now that I told you about the quick heat up time the other thing about this vape that is really really cool is the super precise temperature control. Now don’t get me wrong, there are a whole bunch of vapes out there that have temperature controls, or at least screens that tell you roughly what temperature you’re setting at, but one thing you need to keep in mind is that each vape is built differently and the temps are measured in different areas, so as far as accuracy goes you never really know if you’re vaping at the exact temperature that your vaporizer tells you you are.

That’s why this vape is like next level stuff because the accuracy and precision with the temperature is nothing I’ve experienced yet with any of the other ones. So the two things that keep it really accurate are that the actual temperature is measured real close to where your material is, like right where the chamber meets the unit, and the computer inside is constantly monitoring the temperature and it never lets it get more than 5 degrees below or above what you have it set at.

Listen with a lot of vapes, and even a lot of the other ones I like and use regularly, the temperature control isn’t that accurate or precise and it doesn’t really make a big difference because in reality most of the time you’re vaping you might not care about the exact temp you’re vaping at as long as the experience is good and you’re getting good vapor production and it’s comfortable and the effects are what you want.

The one thing you can do and the one thing that’s kinda cool about having a vape with temperature accuracy as crazy as this one is that you can start to mess around with like what you’re vaporizing out of your material, based on what precise temp you vape at, if you know what I’m saying.

So you could vape at very low temperatures, let’s say like during the daytime, and you could get a whole different experience from it than vaping at higher temps like at nighttime.

They start off on the low end at 290°F, that’s the lowest temp you can start at, and that would be considered in the “uplifting” zone. Then as you go up and hit 330°F it changes to “balanced”. Now if you’re really looking a full experience you could bump the temperature up even more until you get to say 390°F which is the “intense” zone.

So now that you know some of the main advantages of this vape let me know you more of the parts and explain more about how it works.

The actual herb chamber here is magnetic, so that’s how it attaches to the base unit there’s a magnet here. The easiest way I’ve found to get it off consistently is to just sort of hold one finger in the front and then tilt it forward and it pops right off.

The chamber itself does have like a silicone grip around it to keep the heat down so that it’s not too hot to handle. And it basically just unscrews… so the top piece will come off and if you’re using dried herbs when you use this you’re gonna put them right inside here.

You can definitely experiment with different grind consistencies to see what gets you the best results, but with this vape I’ve found that a medium to fine grind consistency will pretty much get you the best vapor quality.

Now one of the things about this chamber that I kinda like, but also makes it different than some of the other ones, is the size and how it’s shaped. And one of the advantages of that is that it is a little better for use with very small amounts of material, and little better than say the Volcano or the Plenty, which are other vapes I like a lot but their chambers are made a little differently, they’re sort of wider and shallower which can also provide a very good experience but you typically need slightly more material in those to get really good results from it, whereas with the chamber in the Herbalizer here you could get away with slightly smaller amounts of material and still get the same type of results.

So in that sense it could possibly be looked at as being slightly more efficient.

Once you have your material packed you can just screw your chamber shut and then snap it right back in place, the magnet catches it. So now you basically choose how you want to vape, and like I mentioned earlier you have the option of balloon mode, whip mode and just freestyle.

Before I even get into that there’s one other thing about this vape that I really like that I haven’t even mentioned yet, and that is that it has a built-in fan. And what I mean by that is a fan that could actually push out the vapor. So to turn the fan on and off you just use this middle button here, and let’s say we were to use this in balloon mode we would pop a balloon right on top and then we would push the fan button to start filling it.

Now I haven’t mentioned the balloons yet, they actually have a pretty cool valve on them. It uses what they call a Squeeze Valve so if you’re not actively pushing anything it’s gonna be sealed, and then when you wanna open it up and take a draw you just squeeze the two sides and then it opens up, you take your draw, and then when you let go it closes back up.

So next to the Volcano I would say that this is the next coolest valve system I’ve used, because there are a few other balloon type vapes on the market and I never really liked them that much, I never really thought that they put a lot of thought into the balloon system in it, but these guys did this valve is actually pretty cool.

When you take your balloon and you place the valve right on top of the chamber to fill it that basically opens the valve and lets the vapor enter the balloon, and then when you pull the balloon off the valve closes. In that sense it’s very similar to how the Volcano works.

Now if you wanted to use this vape in whip mode the whip is sort of stored inside the unit here so first you would just take it out. Then what you have to do is connect this end to the herb chamber.

And the way that you do that is by taking this end and placing it in the top of the chamber and then hold it and firm push down while rocking it back and forth a few times, and then it should get stuck in where now the whip is in there.

So now once you’re in whip mode and you have the tube attached and the vape’s heated up you have two choices now… you could just start drawing on it like a normal whip vape and it’ll work great like that, or if you don’t feel like taking a very long draw, or if you’re someone who can’t take a very long draw because you don’t have a big lung capacity, you can use the fan assist in whip mode.

To do that, basically as soon as you get ready to start taking your draw turn on the fan, that’ll start blowing out the vapor, and then right before you want to stop your draw that’s when you shut off the fan, draw for like one more second to get everything out of the whip, and then you’re good to go.

You can also do what they call freestyle mode, and this is not always going to be practical but it’s possible so I’ll tell you about it. Basically what that is is putting your material in the chamber, setting the heat, and then not attaching the balloon or the whip and then like right now turning on the fan, and just letting it all go into the room. Basically vaping up your entire room and just sitting in it.

I know that there’s been a lot of stuff so far but there’s actually some more stuff so let’s continue.

One other thing that you’ll find with this vape is that inside of this cover here there’s an extra tray that you could pull down. On this tray you’ll find a few different things. You’re gonna find that it comes with a little cleaning brush which is cool, I would have liked to see maybe a higher quality brush though.

You’ll also find one of these little pads, like liquid pad type things like a mini one, and this is actually what you would use inside the chamber if you wanted to vape concentrates with this unit. I’m gonna show you a clip of that too because I tested it with it and this vape does a really good job of vaping concentrates like wax and things like that.

It also comes with a little bottle of some essential oil, and this is what you could use if you wanted to use this vape in aromatherapy mode like I mentioned earlier. What you do in that mode is there’s another little pad in the front of the tray, and you would take out that pad and put on a couple of drops of the essential oil or aromatherapy oil, then you would put the pad back in the front like that, and then you would put the vape into aromatherapy mode and the air would just pass over that pad and depending on how long you set the timer for it would just fill up the room with the aroma from the oil.

Now, let me show you a few clips of me using this thing so you could see how it performs. First what I’m gonna do here is fill up a balloon, so I already have the heat set to 360°F and I have my chamber pretty much almost full, maybe 80% full of finely ground herb. You’ll see that to start filling the bag I just put it on top of the chamber and then I hit the fan button.

So once the balloon is full you’re gonna hit the button to turn off the fan and then pull the balloon off. Then to take a draw from the balloon you squeeze the sides without the ridges and it’ll open up the valve, you take your pull, and then when you let go the valve will automatically close again.

I’m actually gonna quickly show you another clip with the balloon because that first clip I showed you I had dried herbs in the chamber, and this clip now this balloon is being filled with some concentrate that I put on the top of that pad I showed you earlier. So I put the wax material on top of that pad and then I dropped it inside of the chamber. Then all I did was put my heat a little higher than I normally would and you’ll see that you’ll get a ton of vapor, this vape really does a good job of completely vaporizing it all off of the pad.

Now I’ll show you a little bit of whip-mode. Same scenario, 360°F is what the vape is set at, and the first draw that I take here I’m gonna just take a natural draw from it for about 10 seconds or so, maybe a little longer.

Then the second draw that I take I’m gonna use the fan assist so I’m gonna turn on the fan while I’m drawing, and then right before I finish my draw I’m gonna turn off the fan, and you should see that I do get a good amount of vapor, more than without the fan.

Lastly, for freestyle mode as I mentioned you don’t attach the balloon or the whip, you just put your herb chamber on full of your material, and then when you’re ready you just push the fan button and start filling up your room with vapor. Obviously this is not really practical for a lot of people but the fact that it’s possible is kinda cool :)

One other thing I need to talk about is the vapor quality, which with this unit is fantastic. So first of all it always has a good taste at any temperature, and the other thing is that the vapor is always really comfortable. So when you’re using the whip it’s super smooth, it’s cool and it doesn’t feel warm or hot or harsh at all, even when you use the fan assist button to boost it up or turbo mode or whatever, it’s still smooth and comfortable.

And then in balloon mode also the same thing, when you fill a bag up each draw you take is gonna be tasty, good, potent, they’re all gonna be the same density. when you have the vapor built up in the balloon it’s almost like having the vapor on tap, so each draw is the same density, it’s more consistent.

So again overall the vapor quality, taste, strength, comfort level, density… it’s all excellent.

Now you may or may not have heard a cooling fan go on. This cooling fan it doesn’t go on all the time, and it doesn’t go on very often, but typically after the vape’s been on for at least 10-15 minutes or so, and if you’re at a high enough temperature like the mid-to-upper 300’s at least, the cooling fan is eventually gonna go on to help cool off some of the internal components like the motherboard and the computer chip and all that stuff, and each time it goes on it stays on for three minutes and then automatically shuts off.

Then basically the only other thing is that this lid here, the lid to the unit and this tray that pulls out, it just doesn’t quite feel like it fits in with the rest as far as like the build quality. This tray is kinda like a hard plastic material, and I mean it’s sturdy and stuff but the way that it moves when you open it and close it and just how it feels it wasn’t quite what I expected, just not quite as luxurious this top piece.

It’s not a huge deal because this is just like a holding compartment for stuff it doesn’t affect the performance of the vape at all. So overall that’s really the only problems I had with this thing.

Aside from those things this vape is amazing. It heats up faster than any other desktop vape I’ve reviewed, and I’m talkin like blows them away, seconds compared to minutes… and I’m also really really impressed with the temperature control on this thing. I also really like that you could use it with the balloon or with the whip, because I personally like both equally, just for me it usually depends on what kinda mood I’m in.

So with a vape like this, with the Herbalizer, it wouldn’t really matter what mood I’m in, this one vape would be able to service all my needs. I wouldn’t have to have my balloon vape for when I’m in that mood and then a whip vape for when I’m in that mood, this vape is very good with the balloon and it’s very good with the whip. So you could honestly eliminate a bag and whip vape and just use this, so it’s really two vapes in one.

Now another thing that I like about this company and about this vape is that it has a 2-year warranty. That’s like a full warranty in case there’s any defects or if anything goes wrong with your unit at all for 2 years. Now in addition to this warranty they also have what they call a 5-year quality guarantee, which basically means if anything happens after the 2-year mark up until the 5-year mark, like if the unit breaks or something goes wrong with it, you could send it in and they’ll send you a brand new one for half price.

Lastly one of the other things I like is that it’s a modern looking, stylish unit. It doesn’t stand out, it doesn’t look suspicious or anything, it doesn’t look like a science project, I mean this is just like something you could have sitting on your living room table and it’s not a big deal.

So if you have any questions or if there’s anything you wanna know about it before making a decision please let me know. If you’re ready to get one and you think this vape’s for you and you wanna try it out, please use my link by going to vapecritic.com/herbalizer, and what that’s gonna do is send you right to the manufacturer’s website so you could order direct. They do track any referrals that come from me and I’m always super appreciative of any and all support.

If you’re still not sure which vape to get or if you wanna see some other ones and you wanna watch some more reviews, definitely check out my website at just VapeCritic.com.

As always I appreciate each and every one of you taking the time to watch this video, stay up!


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151 comments:
  1. Con
    September 11, 2016 at 2:05 am

    In the video where you compare the volcano and herbalizer, I felt you leaned toward the herbalizer being the better vape. In your number ranking though you put the volcano above the herbalizer. Which do you prefer? Does the herbalizer have the same quality of bags as the volcano?

  2. Terry Povey
    April 19, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I bought my vape last August. Yes, after much use I absolutely agree with your 1st and 2nd reviews.
    But, I would buy it again.
    Thanks, Terry.

  3. Chief
    April 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Hey Bud,

    What’s the best way to pack the herbal chamber of the herbalizer to receive thick, dense, milky vapor? Pack it like the plenty? Or does it really prefer a loose chamber? I’ve packed it with a very light tamp and got a couple real good draws but after emptying the chamber found some bits that were still semi green. When I just packed the chamber and didn’t tamp at all it seemed to give me some good rips and was much more efficient. Also when I try to use the liquid pad when using very little amounts like I would with the plenty the pad always ends up on its side.

    I love the taste and instant heat! Also it’s really efficient!

    Thanks Bud!

  4. Miami
    February 3, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Hey man,

    Just wanted to thank you for all your reviews. You’re very detailed and these vapes cost as much as washing machine these days so I appreciate the help when making these choices.

    A little background, been vaping for a decade, and mostly used a traditional wooden box desktop vape with a glass whip. I have to replace the box unit every couple years, the glass whips break every six months and I am constantly cleaning and changing the filters. I recently bought the Mighty and I love it but I want a permeant replacement for my desktop vape. I really like whip vaping. I’ve tried the volcano many times but I usually smoke alone and using a bag tends to be annoying for me but sometimes I would like to have the option to use it.

    I watched a couple of your videos and I think I am should try and choose between the Herbalizer and the Plenty. My reservations on both are that the Plenty can never use a bag, doesn’t have the highest temp for concentrates, and doesn’t actually stand up. I use the my vape everyday and the Herbalizer seems to be needing cleaning very often, not the highest quality materials/build and has a very high price. The cheap top, dirty whip tube and white covering seems convening. Vape consistency is very important to me but I think both of these units will handle that fine. Also the temperature control on Plenty also concerns me. I love having the ability to set the exact temperature for unit. Price is not really an issue but I would definitely like to get the best bang for my buck and have the best unit for long term daily use.

    Would really appreciate any feedback you would have on picking between these two units according to my preferences.

    Thanks

  5. B
    February 1, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    This destroys the volcano and any one that tries to take the crown from it. Best start,up time, conservative, best taste and most functional when you consider it does bags, a whip and hydratubes with an 18 attachment! I own a volcano, plenty and vapexhale and it crushes them all!

  6. Ndasuunye
    January 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    HAHA, that’s bad when a vaporizer sucks so bad that you have to actually remove the purchase link. Must be a really crappy vaporizor. Glad I didn’t waste my money

    • B
      February 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      In all honesty this is the best vape I have ever owned! You can buy it directly from the manufacturer now for 599 instead of the purchase link for 729! This has awesome attachments you can use including all the vapexhale ones with an 18 adapter from @ratchet! This vape tastes better than the volcano with bag mod or whip and will,get you,blasted past the point of the plenty or vapexhale mod. You can even just use a pinnacle pro. I own all four vapes and the herbalizer retired the volcano, the vapexhale but I still use the plenty because it’s portable in a group and it’s nice to have 2 vapes going like the herbie and plenty and you and all your friends get truly medicated. The concentrate pads with the herbie is nothing short of amazing! It can handle about 10,bags or a bunch of hard rips off the hydratubes. The vape quality is the best out of any vaporizer and is truly uncomparable.

  7. Seno
    September 30, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I have the Herbalizer and also loved it at first but have grown to be lukewarm on it. It don’t use the bags, I use the whip, and it has some definite design flaws. This stickiness factor is one, but the bigger problem is that it constantly slips out of the headpiece. The need a better connection so it can “click” in. The overall construction is cheap and plastic and rickety; it does not feel like a solid appliance like the Volcano (I’ve owned both). I regret the purchase.

  8. Markus
    July 29, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Hi Bud, thank for your great reviews. Will definitely buy through your site if I can to support your great work. I am completely new to vaping and I haven’t been smoking for a long time. I have been reading your reviews for about 10 hours in the past two days (including lots of comments). Very valuable, however, it seems like you solely cater for the mj vapor user. I am interested to use vapors with lots of different herbs for recreational and medical use and would like to do some experimenting. The recommended vapor temperature for these herbs range from 100 C (e.g Blue Lotus) to 200 C (e.g Kava Kava). I read that the Herbalizer starts only at 143 C and the Volcano at about 130C. Do you think it is still possible to use either of them to vape at these lower temperatures? (By using some tricks?) I assume the slower heat up time of the Volcano could be an advantage here as you can follow it on the gauge and start drawing when in the 100c-130C range? This seems to be a challenge with the Herbalizer heating up so quickly. Another consideration is the size of the chambers. I assume that different herbs need different quantities to work in a vaporizer, e.g not sure if 0.5g of green tea will be enough. In short, in your opinion, which would be the best vaporizers for a wide range of different herbs? I would greatly appreciate any information/links regarding this topic. Cheers from NZ.

  9. Mioke
    July 3, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Also curious to know why position changed

  10. Michael
    June 11, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks for your advice! I bought one last year after reading your pages and I like it. I see a fair amount of what I think are re-condensed oils inside the whip, on the top screen of the chamber, on the outside of the whip where it attaches to the chamber, etc. Are those actually re-condensed oils, and so safe and usable? Can one harvest them, put them onto the pad for condensates/oils and vape them? If so, what’s the best way? If not, I guess I clean them off with isopropyl alcohol? Any tips for cleaning chamber and whip?

    • Bud
      July 3, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Hey Michael yes technically that is oil that you can reclaim and use again, it’s just not super easy to do it.

      I personally just clean my vape parts when it’s time so I’m not sure of the best method to save whatever’s in there, but as far as cleaning just use a little rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab and scrub away, and for the whip you can soak it in warm soapy water if you want.

      You can soak the whip in alcohol too but do it quickly and don’t let it sit too long, and rinse with water afterwards.

      For a quick spruce up I take a water-dampened paper towel and wipe down the outside of the whip, it seems to be the best way to get all the little dust particles and dirt that gets attracted to it.

  11. andy
    May 14, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    What’s up with leaving the herbalizer out of your top 3? the Price? Your rating means it should be up there. I would think you would have herbalizer or the cloud evo as number one. And the volcano 3rd

    • Bud
      July 3, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Hey Andy so here’s the story,

      First my list of Top Picks is not all-encompassing because there are more than a handful of vapes that I like a lot, so occasionally you may see some models rotate in and out of the list.

      This vape specifically kinda had a few unfortunate things happen…

      I originally rated it a 97 overall, but after 6 months of owning it and using I had to go back and lower the rating slightly because of the reasons I mention at the top of the page in my post (cheap balloons, frequent cleaning & cooling fan noise).

      So I started using it less, but what also happened was the management of Herbalizer changed sometime last year and whoever the new people are there they do not care for me and don’t respond to me or communicate with me.

      They also stopped selling their unit through authorized distributors (like the ones I have years of experience with) so they put me in a spot where I have nowhere to send people to buy it that I trust, and I’m really not comfortable sending people directly to them for obvious reasons.

      It’s still a great vape, just no longer one of my personal top picks because as of right now I feel that the Volcano, Cloud EVO and Plenty are other top shelf units that are less expensive.

      Stay up!
      -Bud

  12. Paul
    April 5, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    With the Pax I & II, with normal use, how often do the batteries have to be changed? What is normal use? With the Firefly , they say you can get about 3 months use, which is $120 per year to maintain under normal use. Curious how Plume compares. Thank you.

    • Bud
      April 7, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Hey Paul the battery in the PAX vapes is actually not supposed to be user-replaceable, but if you search hard enough you may be able to find someone who took theirs apart to try and swap it out.

      I personally have not had any reports of the battery completely dying on anyone, there have been reports of defects but Ploom is really good and getting defectives replaced swiftly.

  13. Nick
    April 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you so much for posting the video how to adapt the Volcano bag to the Herbalizer. The “Volcanolizer!”
    Are there any other advantages to doing this other than the bag staying upright and price? Do you feel the Volcano bags last longer and are better quality?

    Thanks

    • Bud
      April 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      You got it Nick!

      One of the main reasons this became a thing is that Herbalizer balloons have been out of stock for a while, so if you needed more and didn’t have an alternate solution you were SOL.

      Aside from the Volcano balloons staying upright when being filled I do feel they’re also higher quality and last longer.

  14. Nabeel
    March 26, 2015 at 11:50 am

    How do you convert a volcano bag for use with the Herbalizer? I’ve had the unit for 2 weeks and 2 out of the 4 bags have already started to leak.

  15. Dan
    March 16, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Herbie Balloons keep breaking and unavailable to buy. How do I make volcano bags work with herbie ?

      • Seven
        January 9, 2017 at 6:13 am

        Hello, bud. I recently purchased a replacement roll of Volcano bags to use after seeing this video and I am absolutely confused as to what to do! I tried to watch the video, rewind over and over again to no success. I wanted to comment and ask for help but you seemed to have disabled comments on your instructional video.

        Am I supposed to have an opening on bothsides when I cut the material? What am I doing wrong? Your video shows the process starting from using an easy valve balloon and not from the roll so I am confused. I am new to vaping in general so something that may seem obvious to others just goes over my head.

        I would appreciate any help.

  16. Kyle O
    February 24, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Great reviews man you have been very helpful on which vape to get to help make the switch over from smoking. Price isn’t an issue at all and am leaning towards the herbalizer. I noticed however that it seems like they are always sold out of many replacement parts on their site as well as yours and I was curious if you knew if they are expected to be able to get more soon? I am really leaning towards the herbalizer because I want to be able to do both whip and bag and feel like it’s the only really good option for that category, however if I can’t get replacement parts it may change my decision slightly. Also do you know of any way to use this with a water pipe? They don’t seem to offer adapters and I have a bunch of heady glass rigs that I would love to use it with. Any info would be great. Feel free to email if easier. Keep up the AWESOME reviews! Thanks

    • Bud
      March 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Hey Kyle unfortunately I’m not sure about the stock on the replacement parts :\

      BUT, I have had success putting a Volcano balloon on the Herbalizer valve, so if you run out of those, or just want better bag material, you can use Volcano bags. Other than that you should only need some screens down the road.

      Funny you should ask about using this vape through water, I just posted this today: https://twitter.com/VapeCritic/status/572501287662723072

      I’m using the whip/tubing from the Da Buddha vape, fits nicely on the Herbie chamber, and the other end fits nicely into 18mm pieces.

      Stay up!

  17. Zacharia
    February 19, 2015 at 1:34 am

    You sir are a pro, and i trust your opinion. Have you considered doing a MiniVap review? Im almost certain its the vape for me, but it dosnt have a lot of reviews. I would like to hear your opinion.

    Thanks man.

    • Bud
      March 2, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Hey thanks I actually do have that on my list of possibilities and am hoping to get one soon, I appreciate your request!

  18. Adam
    February 15, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Hello. I am in the market for a desktop vape mainly for concentrate use but i also want the ability to vaporize herbs as well. I am struggling to make a decision between the herbalizer and the Vapexhale EVO. I have seen video of both of these units burning concentrates and thus far the Vapexhale looks more like a true dab whereas the herbalizer appears to be a slower burnoff of the concentrates. With that said there is a lot more material on the EVO with concentrates for me to view. To my knowledge most efficient tools for waxes get over the 455 the Herbalizer achieves and i was wondering if this makes a difference at all? I love your videos and am very appreciative of the expertise you share. I was wondering if you had a definitive opinion on this matter?

    • Bud
      February 28, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Hey Adam, these are both excellent vapes for concentrates but as you said they work very differently.

      With the Cloud EVO the experience will be one strong draw at a time, and it can be pretty intense (in a good way).

      The Herbalizer vapes concentrates more slowly and when you fill up a balloon with it you take multiple draws over a period of 1-10 minutes.

      As far as how well they vaporize concentrates or the vapor quality it’s really close, and excellent with both, so I would think about the experience using it to make your decision.

  19. MikeC
    February 6, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Hi vapecritic,

    I come to your sight before I purchase any vaporizers. I have not seen any new reviews for awhile. Are you ok (sick, busy, stopped reviewing)? If you are still giving reviews, what is up next. Thanks

    • Bud
      February 9, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      Hey I’m here! Have been busy upgrading the website past couple months but I have a bunch of reviews in the pipeline, stay tuned!

  20. Gary
    January 21, 2015 at 2:30 am

    I very much enjoy all of your comparison videos and I do rely on your ratings as a guide in my buyings. I bought the arizer solo a while ago and love that as a portable vape (although I’m always interested in adding more to the collection).
    You rated both the Mighty and Crafty higher than the herbalizer, and while they are portable vapes and the herbalizer isn’t, is the herbalizers vapor quality worth the extra money? I would like a desktop vape but if a portable vape has better vapor quality and efficiency I see no reason to bypass a great portable vape for roughly half the cost.
    Basically what I’m asking is whether the rating of the crafty and mighty as higher than the herbalizer was based on portability or if the actual function is better?
    Hope to hear back!
    Thanks

    • Bud
      January 23, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Hey Gary glad to hear it!

      My ratings take into account every aspect of ownership but if you specifically look at vapor quality and efficiency they’re all excellent, just in different ways…

      What I like about the Herbalizer is its performance across a wide temperature range, it’s the best model right now for vaporizing at specific temperatures to get certain effects. The vapor is also smooth, tasty and comfortable.

      A good way to think about which vapes to get is to envision what the experience will be like using them.

      The Herbalizer is a little more laid back and you can stretch out your sessions longer, removing your herbs from the heater between draws or bag fillings. You can vape at low temps during the day for more uplifting results, or higher temps for more intense results (or somewhere in the middle for balanced effects).

      The experience of the Crafty & Mighty is closer to the experience of “combusting” something you would roll.

      You pack it up, turn it on and just take draws one after another until your material is spent, taking only short breaks between pulls. You need to take a fairly long draw to get a lot of vapor (~10-12 seconds) but it will feel very strong, while still being smooth and tasty. In my opinion these two also work best within a narrow temp range (~350°F-~365°F), which is the normal range for good vaping you just can’t control the effects as much as you can with the Herbie.

      So I’d say it comes down to which style of vaping suits you best. Do you want something portable to carry around that’s super strong but you have to vape it all in one shot fairly quickly? Or do you want to relax and vape just at home and not worry about how long you’re taking?

      Either way you can’t go wrong!

  21. RK
    January 20, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Great review, as they all are!! I decided to buy the Herbalizer because of your review and ordered it yesterday (through your link). Thanks!

    • Bud
      January 23, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Awesome you’re the best, let me know how you like it!

      • RK
        February 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

        I like it! …a lot! :-)

        Thanks again for your excellent reviews!!

  22. Lee
    January 13, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Can u use a water tool attachment with the herbalizer in whip mode?i think it would be handy

    • Bud
      January 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      they don’t make one for it but I’m sure you can if you rigged somethin up

  23. Dan
    January 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Broke after 4 months. Dont bother. Of course I cant find reciept so Im up a creek without a paddle. Might as well flush $700.00 down the drain. Very disapointed in the quality.

    • Bud
      January 6, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Hey man what broke??

  24. Bro
    December 26, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I meant Can u keep filling the bags and how long can they stay in the bag?

    • Bud
      December 29, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Hey can you clarify what you mean?

      Once a balloon is filled the vapor will stay good in there for about 5-10 minutes

  25. Bro
    December 26, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I agree with the review very precise. Can u keep filling up the bags after one usage? Bro Brusky

  26. Carlos
    December 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Hello everyone, I am new to vaporizers and really draws attention the Herbalizer think I could change life, my question is: he’s fine ?? worth it? should buy it or buy another cheaper?

  27. Mike
    December 10, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Have you ever reviewed a super vapezilla? I’ve never seen a review on your site. Would appreciate your thoughts

  28. Gareth
    December 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Great review, Is it possible to buy/safely use this vape in the UK? I heard it’s “only for Americans”

    • Bud
      December 9, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Hey man I believe as of now it’s just US and Canada :\ I’m not sure about using converters or anything, but I would be cautious about that because I did see a complaint from someone who tried to use theirs overseas but didn’t covert the power right and it fried it.

  29. Bob Davis
    December 1, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Years ago I used what was probably one of the first volcano machines. My biggest complaint-difficulty with the Vulcano was getting the balloon into it’s holder. I love your revues but you don’t mention this aspect on either the Volcano or Herbalizer. Is this no longer a problem or am I just physically challenged. Keep up the great revues.
    Bob Davis

    • Bud
      December 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      Hey Bob did you have the Solid Valve kit?

      In my experience that one is a little trickier and more cumbersome than the Easy Valve.

  30. Shaka X
    November 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I bought the Herbalizer after I read your review. I was using a silver surfer at the time.
    The investment in the Herbalizer was well worth it for me. I love the temp. control and the tailored buzz.
    The bags are pricey at 7 bucks a pop, and they don’t last the implied 4 months. But I found cleaning to be quicker and less onerous than the Silver Surfer, a short soak in some 90% isoprophyl and the deeds done. Remove rubber fittings first

  31. Brian
    November 18, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Awesome site Bud!! Keep up the GREAT work.

    I’m a happy PAX owner thanks to you..

    Question on the Herbie… I’m worried about replacement bulb cost. The quick heat-up time and precise temp control are awesome, but if you have a $200~$300 bulb with a limited life-span, cost of ownership might be a bit high.

    Any word on expected bulb life and replacement cost?

    Thanks again Bud and I ALWAYS use your links when I buy, so that you can continue to do what you do my man..

    • Bud
      November 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Hey thanks and I’m really glad you’re diggin the vape!

      It’s hard to say exactly how long the bulbs last through real life usage since it hasn’t been out too long, but I brought this up to manufacturer in the past and they claimed it will last quite a while and it’s not something to worry about. Based on what I know about how it was designed I’m inclined to believe that, but you never know.

      The bulb is covered under the factory 2-year warranty and then they also have that 5-year guarantee thing, but with that you’d still have to pay half for a whole new unit.

      This is something I’ll be keeping a close eye on, thanks for posting man and thank you also for your support!

  32. Jaz
    November 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Hey Bud,
    The only vaporizers I’ve tried are the Plenty, Pax and Herbalizer. I got rid of my Plenty and Pax to fund the Herbie and was let down by the overall experience. Seems like it more geared towards medical patience than recreational users.Any way I sold the Herbie to fund a new Crafty and a used Plenty. I’m sticking with Storz & Bickel all the way lol (I still need to try/buy the Volcano one day)

    This is really random, but lets say you only owned the Herbalizer, Volcano, Plenty & Crafty. And they we’re irreplaceable because Storz & Bickel and Herbalizer went of business or whatever. If you’re wife called you to let you know one of them broke, which one would you hope it would be???

    • Bud
      January 10, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Damn, crazy question to think about and I don’t think I have an answer because I never want to imagine that happening lol

  33. wayne
    November 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Sup bud. Ive noticed you dropped your rating on this. Why is that?

    • Bud
      November 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Hey Wayne that is correct,

      I put a brief note up at the bottom of the review explaining why but I’ll break it down here also…

      The first reason was the cleanliness, I’ve found that since owning it I’ve had to wipe parts of it off more often than others to keep it looking like new. It seems to build up residue in various areas and since most of the vape is a very light color inside (white) you can see it easily.

      The next reason was the balloons – I mention in my Volcano comparison how the Herbie’s aren’t quite as high quality, and I’ve found that a few of mine have gone bad or starting leaking vapor after just a month or so, which is a shorter period of time than I had hoped.

      And lastly, the cooling fan that’s programmed to automatically go on when the vape gets too hot inside seems to be coming on more often than I’d like it to, which is just a minor annoyance because of the noise.

      These really aren’t major issues, and I still think this is an excellent vape, but I consider many factors in my ratings and I felt that the overall score needed to be adjusted after my experiences with it.

  34. Levi
    November 11, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Hey bud,

    Have been interested in entering the vapo scene for some time and your websites & reviews have really helped my knowledge of the market. I’ve basically narrowed it down to the Plenty or the Herbaliser. Now I already know the Herbaliser is the best on the market at the moment however I was wondering if you think it would be worth almost double the price or is the vapor quality worth it? Keeping in mind I like to stay up all day everyday. Is there much of a strength difference between the two?

    Cheers from NZ, keep up the great work

    • Bud
      November 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Hey Levi, I think the main differences are really how the vapes work and what the vaping experience is like with each one.

      If you look strictly at vapor strength and quality, there’s not much of a difference, they’re both excellent, so I wouldn’t recommend using that as a deciding factor.

      A session with the Plenty is fairly different from a session with the Herbie.

      Get the Plenty if you just want strong, smooth vapor and you don’t mind vaping ~10-12 draws back-to-back in one straight session.

      The Herbalizer would be better if you think vaping at a slower pace from a balloon or the whip is more up your alley. Or if you really wanted the ultra-precise temperature control, that’s another difference, because with the Plenty the temp will fluctuate within a certain range.

  35. [email protected]
    November 6, 2014 at 2:21 am

    [ SO easy to forget the “AiroMed” and SO annoying to hear “uh… you forgot some crappy vape from 2004” ]

    Thanks for the review.
    Definitely appreciate the comparison.

    • Bud
      November 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      ;) you got it

  36. Nick
    October 31, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Hey Bud,

    I have been thinking about getting the Herbalizer for a few weeks now. I had been torn between that and the Volcano but I think I like a few of the features on the Herbie better. Plus, i’m not normally with too many other people so the smaller chamber does not bother me as much.

    In your video you mentioned that you usually use somewhere around 0.2g in the chamber. My question is, how many balloons does that normally fill for you before having to repack?

    Thanks!

    • Bud
      November 13, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Hey Nick thanks for posting,

      I usually fill 2 balloons before re-packing, and I think I might use a tiny bit less than 0.2g. I was never really able to get more good bag-fulls than that at a time so that is one main difference between this and the Volcano, that vape can fill up to ~6 bags from one packing.

      • Nick
        November 15, 2014 at 11:47 am

        Thanks for the reply Bud.

        I was originally leaning towards the Herbalizer but the ballon quality and chamber size have me wondering if I should go with the Volcano. I have had the Vapir NO2 for a few years now and the most frustrating thing with it for me has been the lack of chamber size. I don’t need a huge chamber but I definitely don’t want to be changing as much as I do with the NO2. How do you think the Herbalizer and Volcano compare to the NO2 in terms of chamber size?

        And since I have watched your video on the NO2 and lowered the temperature a bit I have had a much better experience, so I appreciate that!

        Thanks again.

  37. ocbeachcruiser
    October 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    love my herbie but the bags are an issue and now the manufacturer is out of stock. do u have any information that can help us understand what the problem is and what the solution is? the herbie is not worth it without the bags in my opinion?

    • Bud
      November 13, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      Hey I’m not aware of issues with the manufacturer but I did notice my bags not lasting as long as I had hoped, so I actually lowered this vape’s rating a tiny bit recently because yes I think properly functioning balloons are very important.

  38. Alan Frank
    October 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I have used every type of vaporizer from handhelds to Volcano and just returned my Plenty, a Pax and a Pinnacle Pro. I have had a Volcano for years and it’s amazing, but I had decided to sell it to a friend and I missed it so much I just bought another one. The prices are coming down on the Volcano and one can get a Classic Unit and Easy Valve kit for way under $500 now. I really would like to try the Herbie, but I must admit that $700 + is just not worth it for the experience I may or may not get compared to the Volcano. I wish you would talk about price point comparison in your reviews because this is important. Aside from the Whip and the ability for the Herbie to consume less material, I still think investing in a Volcano. Even investing in a used volcano is a great deal because they last for years and years. One cannot say this yet about the Herbie. I understand one can use higher temperature and get a cleaner vapor than the Volcano but that comparison seems vague because most would not use either one on these unless using extracts, which I admit probably would be better in the Herbie. Still, I would like to know your thoughts on this as well.

  39. Edzo
    October 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    First of all, I would like to say, GREAT REVIEWS! The best on youtube as far as I’m concerned. But… I still need info! ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! I would really like to hear your opinion before I make a purchase.

    Basically I’m torn between the Vapexhale Cloud Evo and the Herbalizer. How does the taste of the herbalizer compare to a vapexhale? Does the glass pathway make tastier vapor? Is there potential for off-gassing of plastic in the herbalizer? These are my main concerns. Also I was wondering which you think performs better with concentrates, and if the effects are similar to using a titanium nail. Is it possible to use e-liquid with the herbalizer? I would assume it’s not much different than using essential oils. Do you find pressing the forced air button on the herbalizer annoying? Do you use the herbalizer without the forced air? Is the herbalizer bag big enough to have a session with friends? Have you used the herbalizer with a water attachment? and if so how did you like it?

    SORRY I KNOW THATS A LOT! I appreciate any help at all. Thanks for the awesome reviews.

    • Bud
      November 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Haha nice list of questions! Let’s see if I can answer most of them simply…

      As far as Cloud EVO vs Herbalizer just focus on the actual experience of using them and how they work, vapor quality by itself is not different enough to sway a purchase IMO.

      They both perform well with concentrates, it really just depends if you wanna rip it or you want to use a whip or balloon.

      Pressing the fan assist button is not annoying at all and it’s the only way I really enjoy using it in whip mode, it makes your draws much stronger and you get more vapor.

      The balloons are big enough to share, but you can only fill it about 2 times before your material will mostly be spent and you need to re-pack.

      Haven’t tried it with a water attachment, find no need to.

      Stay up!

  40. Jon
    October 21, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Hey I just got my Herbie last week and overall I love it, but I have a couple issues.

    1. I tend to try to stretch my stuff on weeknights and use less. I find the Herbie works amazing when I fill the oven up to where the bowl widens, but when I try to use less than that there is a big drop off.

    2. The Balloons are working a lot better than my whip. I was looking forward to using the whip a lot but I just haven’t been getting [the same effects] as I do when using the balloons. Idk why though.

    Do you think there is something I should try or is that just how the Herbie is…. or is it just me?

    • Bud
      November 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Hey man I totally get what you’re sayin, what I personally do in whip mode to get the best results is turn the fan assist on during every draw.

      When I just draw from it at regular speed I agree that you need the chamber packed full to get good vapor, but you should be able to get vapor that’s just as good with a smaller amount by turning that fan on.

      Give it a whirl and see if it’s any different!

  41. Dave
    October 17, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Got the Herbie and all can I say is WOW!!!

    This thing heats up faster than you can fill the bowl. From plug in to 390 in seconds. It’s crazy!!
    And toasted to perfection. WOW!! You don’t know what you’re missing.

    Ya the extra tray seems like an after thot (let’s make it legit with aromatherapy). Is there was a way to remove tray but keep the lid? The lid is still cool. Real cool.
    Ya the hose is sticky, washed it, iso’ed it, goo-begone it, but still sticky.
    Ya the brush is cheap, but not just that, but it creates static, so fine particles stick to it and the rubber on the bowl. They need a anti-static brush like the one with the MFLB.

    But 5 minutes with Herbie and all that disappears. :)

    Stay Up.

    • Bud
      November 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Nice Dave I’m glad you like it ;) and I agree there are a few details they should have paid more attention to.

  42. Jon
    October 12, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Hey Bud,
    My Herbalizer is being shipped to me now and the Plenty and the Pax are the only vaporizers I’ve used. I was wondering if I should use the pad when vaporizing small amounts of material, like with the Plenty?

    • Bud
      November 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Hey Jon, no liquid pad necessary with this vape unless you’re vaping concentrates, which you would place right on top of it.

  43. Jon
    October 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Hey Bud,
    My Herbalizer is being shipped to me now and the Plenty is the only home vaporizer I’ve used. I was wondering if I should use the pad when vaporizing small amounts of material, like with the Plenty?

    • Jon
      October 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      [some text redacted] I sold my Plenty and Pax to buy it right away. I got both of them based off of your reviews. But as someone who has never smoked anything before the Pax was a little too harsh for me, but I still agree with you that it’s the best Vaporizer for portability. And I found that The Plenty isn’t the best for using small amounts with, which I like to do on weeknights. Having said that, I loved the vapor quality and just about everything else about the Plenty.

      I know with this trade off I’m losing portability but when I’m out and about I usually only vape when I’m parked in a discreet area so I decided to get a 350-watt car inverter to use as an outlet for my Herbie. Besides the portability, do you think the Herbalizer will do a good job servicing all of my vaping needs?

    • Bud
      October 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Hey man very cool, this vape is different you only use the liquid pad if you’re putting concentrates on it, otherwise if you’re only vaping dry herb you just stick that right in the chamber, usually around 0.1g-0.25g at a time.

  44. Richard Head
    October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Hi bud, hoping you could review the minivap. Some big claims are being made by other vape reviewers, one even claiming it’s better than the volcano!!! But none of those reviewers are anywhere near as good as you! I only trust your word and would love to hear your opinion before I sink $600+ into a vape.
    Thanks again, love your work!

  45. Michel
    October 4, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Hey Man , thanks for all your reviews because of you i have made great choice of vapes , davinci and plenty,

    Now I’ve bought the Herbalizer its brand new and fresh ,because i wanted to experience ballons and whip

    i have been using it for only 2 days .. i dont really like the taste or the kind of odor that the bulb give or odor of new metal i canot say where is this odor come from , did you ever had this feeling? this odor actually make me sick , in the plenty i don’t remember if i had this odor when it was brand new.

    • Bud
      October 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      Hey glad you’re happy with the vapes!

      What you’re describing does not sound typical for this vape at all, it should be very clean and pure tasting.

      These are the two things I would try:

      First, attach the chamber (empty) to the unit and turn the temperature all the way up to the max. Press the fan button and let it run for a full cycle of 90 seconds, maybe even do this twice.

      Next, take your silicone tubing and soak it for a little while in a bowl of warm soapy water.

      Doing these 2 things should eliminate anything that could possibly be causing a bad taste, although you really shouldn’t even have to do this, it can’t hurt.

      Let me know if it gets better!

      • Michel
        March 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm

        Yes this have worked thanks for your tip!!

        soaked the tube has taken off the “”new”” odor of the silicone i guess, and of course a good trick of yours that i have forgoten that was to burn out the chamber a while before first vapes!!

        So here i am now 5 months later using this Vape everyday its a very good vape for home and heats up so quick ..

        what i did not liked about this vape : i am a pollen allergic and this vape give me more allergies than other ones non halogen bulb.. i guess its because the vape heats up to quickly and material are not combusted long time like a plenty wich is good of course! and i also see a difference with the taste … kind of love more the taste in my plenty that in this one …

        anyways im not complaning about this great vape (herbalizer )i use it every single day now and save so much money on herbs because my last one was a Plenty and took me plenty of [material]…

        do you see a difference in taste between a herbalizer(halogen) , and a volcano or some of your good quality oven vapes??

        thanks bud

        • Bud
          March 23, 2015 at 11:05 am

          Hey I’m really glad you’re enjoying your Herbie! but sorry to hear about your allergies :\

          It’s definitely very efficient though, and I do notice a difference in taste between this one and most others.

          I kind of lean towards this vape having the best tasting vapor but there are a bunch of good ones with great flavor.

  46. Edu
    October 3, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Hi Bud,

    Is it possible to vape [pollen] with The Herbalizer?

    After almost 2 years using the PAX (brilliant by the way) i have accumulated a big deal of it on the bottom of my grinder and I am not sure what to do with it (I gave up smoking for good).

    After a successful experience with portable vaporizer I am in the market for a Home based one and [pollen] vaporization will be a “nice thing to have”. If The Herbalizer is not the one, which one would you recommend?

    Thanks a lot in advance

    Edu, from The Basque Country

    • Bud
      October 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Hey Edu, it’s difficult to find a vape that works well with pollen by itself, but with most good vapes (including the Herbalizer) you can mix a little pollen in with your herbs and get great results.

  47. Gary
    September 29, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Hi. I started to vape to kick a 2pack a day habit. I’m 5 days without, doing good. Do you rate portables? If so what do you think about Kangertech pro tank 2? I use it on top of an itaste battery which produces big clouds but lacks in taste. What would be a better portable if any? Cloudy in Illinois. :)

    • Bud
      October 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Hey Gary thanks for your questions, at this time I don’t review vapes for e-liquid so unfortunately I’m not very familiar with them. I might get into these down the road though, just not sure when. Stay up!

  48. AnnMarie
    September 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Hi there,
    I am very knew to vaping….started bc of chronic pain. It helps some. I purchased the puffitt and don’t like it at all. You get what you pay for. I just found your site and it’s so informative. Thank you!

    So now I am trying to decide between the herbie or a vape that has glass parts.

    I have read about the plastic and how one could be vaping chemicals/toxins from the plastic. Do you know anything about this? Is it safer to get a vape with glass components? Or am I totally safe with the herbie? If so, it looks like the one that would be best for me.

    Wondering if you get any bad taste from the silicone whip (or bag) ? Meaning, does it ever have a taste plastic when vaping?

    If so, can you you recommend a vape with glass that works really well and is easy to use?

    Also, When I medicate I don’t care for the taste of the herb. Would certain vapes make the taste less so? Bc that would be a good thing for me. Or does this have more to do with the temp one uses?

    Lastly, I now know I need a grinder with my vape…am wondering if there is anything else you could suggest that I may need or that would make it more enjoyable ? Thank you so much for your help. ;)

    • Bud
      October 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      Hey AnnMarie, thanks for posting!

      This vape is very high quality and is built really well, so even though the shell or casing may be made of some plastic the vapor path itself is comprised of inert, flavorless, food-safe materials.

      I don’t get any bad taste at all from this unit, but it’s a good question, because some cheaper vapes that are made of plastic may not be as safe and clean tasting.

      The silicone whip is medical grade and won’t augment the flavor of the vapor at all, and neither will the balloons.

      Some people do prefer glass though and because you asked I would recommend the Cloud EVO and LSV as very good glass vapes.

      In general vaping at lower temperatures will provide more flavor and less visible vapor, and vaping at higher temps will produce more vapor but the taste isn’t as defined. So for you I would probably try out some higher temps first and see how you like it. I would still try the lower temps also just to see the difference.

      As long as you get a good grinder (go with Space Case or Santa Cruz Shredder) there isn’t really anything else you’ll need for the best vape experience.

      The chamber brush is something you’ll also use very often, and the Herbalizer comes with one but it’s not the highest quality, so down the road I would look into picking up a Volcano brush or a Magic-Flight Launch Box brush, those are the best brushes in my opinion and they’re only a few dollars.

      Hope this helps!

  49. Jeri-Anne
    September 9, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I am a new vaper, and really want to get a small, portable one like the G Pro Pen from Grenco Science. Do you think that’s the right choice? Thanks!!

    • Bud
      September 15, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Hey thanks for posting, I’m going to be reviewing a model very similar to that real soon, stay tuned!

  50. andy
    August 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Have you used the minivap yet? Can we get a review maybe and see how it compares to the herbie and plenty etc? Your views would be much appreciated. Vape on.

    • Bud
      August 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      I haven’t tried that one yet but I do have it on my list of future possibilities, thanks very much for your request.

  51. Richard Head
    August 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Hi, thanks for all your time and effort in putting together this amazing site! It is my bible of Vaporizers, and your word is gospel lol.

    Just wanted your opinion.

    I have a solo, that I absolutely love, I now need a desktop and am deciding between the volcano and the herbie.

    For pure vapor quality (balloon), which is better? I think you mentioned the herbie somewhere, but is it a noticeable difference? Or just marginally that is not even noticeable on some occasions? Or is it only at high temps it’s noticeable?

    I love the dual idea of the herbie. But would I be better off getting the volcano and plenty as opposed to the herbie (if money were no object)?

    I am living in Australia and the herbie won’t be released until 2015 some time here. So I’m seriously contemplating getting a volcano and/or plenty instead of having to wait. But I don’t want to end up buying the herbie too!! Hahaha.

    Thanks again for all your work and information! Vape on!

    • Richard Head
      August 15, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      Forgot to mention, vapor quality is my only consideration (and to a small degree temperature control). Heat up time is not an issue in my books.
      Thanks again :)

      • Bud
        August 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm

        Hey Richard thanks for posting, I’m very glad you found the site helpful.

        I’m actually working on a Volcano vs Herbalizer comparison right now, and in it I specifically talk about vapor quality at different temperatures. I should have the video up very soon.

        The short version is that between the temperatures of about 350°F to 380°F it’s hard to tell a difference in vapor quality in my opinion.

        However, at temps below 350° and above 380° the Herbalizer does a better job of producing vapor that’s slightly tastier and more comfortable.

        As far as the Plenty, I love that vape, and I think it belongs in everyone’s collection. Even if you buy one of the others I would still recommend a Plenty, it really provides a unique experience (a strong one).

  52. gonzo
    August 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Amazing!!!!!!!!

    • Bud
      August 22, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      I concur.

  53. Bigmouth
    August 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Another great review! I’m really intrigued by the Herbalizer, especially the smaller herb chamber. Question though: how hot does the chamber get? My concern is it will be annoying to empty the chamber and pack a new bowl during a session. This info would be great in all your reviews btw (along with info about how hard it is to replace screens). Thanks again for all your work and insights!

    • Bud
      August 22, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Hey thanks for posting, the chamber never actually gets super hot, only a little hot at higher temperatures and after repeated use. I’ve never gotten burned by mine, it’s never been too hot to grab.

      The chamber is magnetic and pops on and off easily, it’s very convenient to fill and re-pack with this vape.

      Screens are also easy to replace, if you put a little pressure on them with the back of the brush they’ll slide right out, and then there’s little grooves so they fit back into place easily as well.

  54. GZ
    August 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Hi, love your reviews! Just a question i did not find answered in your video, does the chamber roast the herb (and waste material) in the time you do not draw on the whip? I mean if i fill the chamber full, and take a draw, leave it for 5 minutes as is, and take another draw, will it be a waste or will the lamp only light up and heat when i draw like for example the AroMed does?

    • Bud
      August 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Thanks! Good question – I’ve found that you can leave the chamber attached to the unit and it won’t really waste any material, but if you’re gonna wait more than a few minutes in between draws it might be slightly more efficient to shut the unit off in the meantime.

      I only say this because of how quickly the vape heats up when you turn it back on, it’ll only add 5-10 seconds to the process. In most cases it probably won’t make a noticeable difference, but if you think your material might be heated too long between draws it can’t hurt to try it.

      The bulb inside this vape does light up intermittently to keep an ambient temperature, but it doesn’t really blow the hot air over your material unless you’re actively drawing or have the fan on.

  55. TB
    August 4, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Hey man! Awesome review!
    A few questions popped about the balloons. Does the squeeze valve support custom sized balloons? Is it reusable or it’s disposable just like the Volcano’s easy valve?
    Thanks and keep up the great work!

    • Bud
      August 7, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Hey thanks, the balloons work similarly to the Volcano Easy Valve in that they come in predetermined sizes, and you might be able to put a custom bag on the valve but it’ll be tricky to do.

      Once the balloon has been used a lot and loses its integrity it’s time to dispose of it and open up a new one.

  56. Mauaka Haze
    July 31, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Just got my Herbie back from San Diego after it stopped working for unknown reasons. It took about 2 and 1/2 weeks from when they received it. They told me the board cpu had to be replaced. I was very impressed with warranty service and living in Hawaii it’s a little nerve wrecking to ship a $725 unit (of course I insured it). None the less, I love this Vape the most among my others, Volcano, plenty, and the Pax. The Plenty was my alternate choice vape while the Herbie got repaired. I’m glad it went down during the warranty period, though they do offer 50% off within 5 yrs of purchase or buy back program. The plastic lid is a very very minor feature compared to how awesome this unit works. It’s the smoothest one so far especially in the tropics.

    • Bud
      August 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Thanks for posting your experience, you’re the first one to let me know about a problem with your unit. I’m glad they were able to fix it and provide a fairly quick turnaround, good warranty service is one of the factors I consider in my ratings. I’m also happy to hear about how much you’re enjoying it, please let me know if anything comes up in the future. Vape it up!

  57. Doc
    July 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I saw this video when first posted and knew that Herbie would be my new best friend! He has all the features I was looking for, especially the fan! I ordered it earlier this month through your link and am very pleased! The metal mouthpiece can be removed, and the silicone tube attaches perfectly to my disposable O2 face mask. Breathing the vapor through the nose allows you to taste the vapor on a whole new level!

    • Bud
      August 7, 2014 at 10:59 am

      Very glad to hear you’re enjoying the vape, thanks for posting!

  58. wayne
    July 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I’m hearing good and bad things. it is superior in design but case is cheap plastic and accessories case always comes open spilling your herbs! For being in the $750 area I would expect metal casing design with more quality build! I’m going to wait this one out until its a better design with better build quality being in this price range.

    • Bud
      July 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Yea I agree that the lid and especially the plastic tray inside could be sturdier and more durable for sure, especially at this price point.

  59. John
    July 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    This is what I imagine it would be like if Mark Whalberg did vaporizer reviews lol

    • Bud
      July 21, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      Haha not the first time I’ve heard that and I’m sure it’s not the last

  60. Charlie
    July 9, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Hey Bud I think I have watched almost all your videos and thanks to your website I decided on a Pax which I’d have to say I’m quite pleased with. I think I’ll be buying the Firefly next for more of a home use vape unless I can hit a payday for a herbalizer which is at the top of my wish list just not really in my budget lol. I would however like to request a review on the Minivap which has very few videos of use at all anywhere. And I also am a bit of a builder and I put together a mouthpiece and water pipe connector for my Pax for water vapeing which is just about the most amazing experience I’ve ever had in the past 20 years of using which is impressive. Obviously I haven’t tried the Cloud Evo or anything else really for that matter and I was wondering if you could explore that style of water vapeing more in a review (besides the Evo and the MFLB water tool.). Thank you so much and happy vapeing.

    • Bud
      July 21, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Hey Charlie I’m very glad to hear that you’re diggin the vape!

      I appreciate your request also, I do have that one on my list of future possibilities.

  61. Justin
    July 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Hey bud,

    I’ve always used your reviews as a basis for deciding on vaporizers and now comes the time for me to decide on my first high end desk-top vape. Right now the decision is between the volcano and the herbalizer, possibly the plenty as well.

    The plenty and the volcano are both well made and have been out for so long that they are already time tested. The herbalizer however has not been given this opportunity yet. I’ve read the postings on FC and everyone seems to love it, and say that (other than the cover) everything is built exceptionally well on the herbalizer.

    I’m leaning more towards the herbalizer because [some text redacted] I like having the option of both whip and bag as well as the very accurate temperature readings.

    My main questions are do you believe that this vape will last for years to come and has your opinion of this vaporizer changed in anyway since this review came out?

    Thank You

    • Bud
      July 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      Hey Justin thanks for posting,

      I’ll start by saying that the Herbalizer, Volcano and Plenty are all fantastic vapes, and you really can’t go wrong with either one.

      One area that I feel the Volcano is slightly stronger in is the balloon material and valve system, which I find myself preferring. I really like the Plenty vape also, and for the price it’s hard to beat. It does look kinda weird which turns some people off but it performs very well, and it produces very high quality vapor with very little draw resistance.

  62. John
    July 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Bud,

    Nice review. Having only used portable vaporizers in the past I have a question about balloon mode. Given my condition, I envision wanting to take a draw every few hours. My question is do you have any sense about how long the vapor remains potent in the balloon?
    -John

    • Bud
      July 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Hey John good question, once you fill a balloon with vapor I recommend vaping all the contents within 5-10 minutes for the best experience.

      After that amount of time the taste and potency start to degrade a bit, so it’s best not to leave vapor in there too long.

  63. Charlie
    June 22, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Hi Bud
    I gotta say that I really like your site, I have spent hours this evening reading it!

    Sadly it looks like the Herbalizer won’t be available here in Australia until next year. I’m not sure why, but maybe they have to manufacture units that will work on different voltages.

    I’d really like to get a Herby, but for the meantime I’m going to have to get something else. Do you reckon that the Plenty vape would be a good choice? The Volcano looks good , but its a fair bit of money for something I might only use for a few months.

    cheers

    • Bud
      July 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Hey Charlie thanks for posting,

      I do think the Plenty is an excellent vape, especially for the price, and I still use mine all the time. If you don’t mind the look of it I definitely recommend it.

  64. Karen
    May 29, 2014 at 11:59 am

    My husband has had a chronic headache since a failed sinus surgery left him with a headache since 2005.He found that [herbs] help to greatly reduce his suffering. We were very hesitant about spending the big bucks for the herbalizer but it is totally worth it. It saves money and will pay for itself within a year.You can vape it, better for health and you can still smoke the leftovers because it doesnt burn.He was spending 200 every 3 1/2 week. Now the same amount lasts us just a little over 5 weeks!!!! Huge savings.He is stoked as it saves us $1,400 a yr. :)

    • Bud
      June 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks for posting Karen, I’m really glad to hear you’re diggin the vape!!

  65. E
    May 28, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Hey Bud,

    Fantastic review as always. This might be a stupid question, but do you think you could attach a hydratube like the one used in your Cloud EVO review to the nozzle of the Herbalizer in any of it’s available modes and get even cleaner/cooler draws? Is there any sense in doing this? Just curious.

    Thanks!

    • Bud
      June 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Hey thanks, with the way it comes out of the box it wouldn’t exactly match up very well with a hydratube but because of the way it’s designed I really don’t feel it’s necessary to filter through water with this vape.

      The vapor it produces in all modes is top notch and very comfortable, it’s excellent as-is!

  66. F.
    May 21, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks for your excellent reviews, they’re very helpful.

    A warning for buyers outside USA and Canada:
    – The Herbalizer works only on 110V/60Hz (you’ll need a high-quality transformer for 220V-240V/50Hz).
    – [their policy] says “Warranty shall be void upon transfer of ownership of this product and is effective only when used in the United States/Canada” So your Herbalizer will have no warranty.

    This is quite a bummer for the rest of us, especially for something priced at the top range (and from guys who pretend to be rocket scientists, while the rest of the world knows to use universal power units that work everywhere on earth :p).

    • Alex
      December 2, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Was thinking exactly the same thing: NASA scientists that have never heard of multiple voltage power supplies?

  67. Dave
    May 18, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Hey Bud.

    Always come here to see your thoughts on a vape and I’m contimplating purchasing a Herbalizer. I just have a few concerns, mostly due to the price point.

    Do you have an idea how long the sensors and computer parts are supposed to last? The last thing I’d want to do is drop 800$ (Canada) only to have to replace it in 3-5 years should it go caput. I have sent customer support this question, just curious to get your thoughts.

    Thanks!

    • Bud
      May 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Hey Dave this company and vape is too new to really comment on this with accuracy, but if longevity is one of your concerns I would strongly consider the Volcano which has been out for over a decade, and I’ve personally owned mine for 5+ years now.

  68. Synn
    May 18, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Hey I just bought this for dry herb use, but does it also do ejuice?

    • Bud
      May 22, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      I believe you can, it comes with a small concentrate pad which is normally used with waxes and oils and things like that, just make sure if you use a very thin liquid that you monitor the chamber so none of it leaks down into the unit. I would put just a drop at a time on the pad at first, it shouldn’t take a lot to get good vapor production.

  69. Pablo
    May 16, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Hi Bud

    Here Pablo from Chile , South América
    I have a vapir one vape over 3 years. Sometime smoke and sometime vaporize.
    I planing only vape for the rest of my life.
    The question is.
    You think as a first step in this research take a volcano unit or herbalizer ?
    Your words are really appreciated .

    Best regards
    Pablo from Chile

    • Bud
      May 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Probably the time-tested Volcano!

  70. Newbie
    May 8, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Hi Bud,

    I’m a long time smoker who recently converted to vaping. Your site has been very helpful in understanding how vaporizers work and which ones are worth the investment.

    My first vaporizer was the Firefly. I saw that you gave it a good review and many other sites online rated it highly. The Firefly is a great looking and great performing vape (when you master the technique). However, as a new vaper, I often found it tough to get really good draws on the Firefly. I usually get mixed results with the technique of engaging the heating element for a few seconds, then releasing and engaging it again. What I found was that if you don’t get the technique right, the draws tend to be less dense and not as satisfying. Also, the Firefly bowl is on the small side. It’s a decent size for one person but the small bowl made it difficult to share the Firefly with more than one other person. Typically, I would get between 8 – 10 draws before I had to replace my material, which was a little disappointing. Part of the issue could be I just didn’t master the technique. So, while the Firefly is a great portable vape (if you master the technique), as a first time vaper I found myself thinking more about my technique while vaping rather than enjoying the experience.

    After using the Firefly, I looked into a desktop vaporizer and came across the herbalizer. I watched your review, did some research and decided to give it a try. I’ve had my herbie for a couple of weeks now and in my opinion, this is what vaporizing was meant to be. It’s easy to use, has a cool design and the vapor quality is great. You simply load the chamber, set the temperature and away you go – no technique to master. I really like being able to use this vape with the included whip or bag. Initially, I used the vape in whip mode only. It just felt weird taking draws from a plastic bag. Now, I find I use the bag more than the whip. It takes about 30 seconds to vape one bag, the bag vapor is consistent from start to finish and I find I get really good draws. Using the herbalizer, I’ve also been able to experiment with different vaping temperatures. I found that I prefer the taste at lower settings (below 380 F). Overall, this was a great purchase for a first time vaper – although it’s a little expensive. It’s easy to use and you get consistently great vapor. I look forward to many sessions with this vape.

    My Pax Ploom was delivered today. I got it to replace my Firefly when I’m on the go. I understand the experience will be different from the herbalizer, but the Pax is very portable and looks easy to use (when compared to the Firefly). I’ll have to let you know how it works out.

    Thanks for all the information and keep up the great reviews!

    • Bud
      May 9, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Hey thanks for posting!

      I totally understand your feelings about the Firefly, it’s a very nice unit but sometimes it does require more attention than others which can be a little annoying.

      Really glad to hear you’re diggin the Herbalizer though!

      Definitely come back and post updates in the future, and nice move with the Pax, if you have any troubles with it check out this post for some helpful usage tips.

      Vape it up!

  71. herbalist
    April 26, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Hi Bud,

    Great review.

    Just wondered if you could elaborate in detail on the herb consumption of the herbalizer. Its an important aspect for me to consider should I decide to replace my volcano as prices here in the UK are silly.
    If the herbalizer is that cost effective I might want to sell my digi volcano and upgrade.

    For instance if you use X amount in the volc and get 4-5 nice bags, how many would you get from this new futuristic baby?

    Eager to read you reply o vape master.

    peace and love

    • Bud
      April 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

      Hey it’s hard to say because I don’t notice a big difference in efficiency when using normal amounts of material (at least 0.15g).

      With that amount packed in either vape you’ll get roughly the same number of balloon fillings.

      One difference I did notice is that since the chamber of the Herbalizer is smaller and shaped differently it seems to perform a little better and be slightly more efficient with very small amounts of material (i.e. less than 0.15g).

      For me though I rarely pack less than that amount when I vape, so it would really depend on what your usage is like.

      Thanks for posting!

  72. Gary
    April 24, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Bud..

    Thanks for giving such awesome reviews.
    I recently got Volcano with Easy Valve. Please let me know if I made the right choice. I have never tried whip style mode of the Vape.

    • Bud
      April 28, 2014 at 8:31 am

      Hey Gary you made an excellent choice!!

  73. Lecki
    April 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Wow it looks like I should maybe get this instead of a volcano for bags.. I already have an aromed (which btw vapecritic you should really review please. You will love it) for my whip vaping but do you think the herbalizer is a better bag vaporizer than the volcano vapecritic?

    • Bud
      April 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

      Hey for strictly bag use the Volcano kinda still comes out ahead, they REALLY paid attention to detail and made the balloon vaping experience excellent.

      The Herbie balloons and valves aren’t as high quality and durable as the Volcano’s, and unfortunately they don’t seem to be lasting as long either.

      • Lecki
        April 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm

        I do find the Aromeds Vapor to be lower density, but you can most definitely get really big hits too. The taste has never disappointed me yet and to think this thing has been around since 97!

        • Alex
          December 2, 2014 at 9:59 am

          I have had my aromed since 2003 and absolutely love it! Many other vaporizers have come and gone in that time, but I still use the aromed every day. This Herbailzer has definitely peaked my interest though.

  74. Charles
    April 22, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I have been looking at these halogen bulb vapes for a while, since I heard that these type of vapes create some of the best vapor. I had known of this new Herbalizer, but had not done much research into it since it was so new and very expensive, therefore I had not realized that it used a bulb for its heating element. So, I ended up recently ordering an AroMed Vaporizer 4.0 because I heard that this machine created some of the best tasting vapor of any unit. I often watch your videos and now that I see your review, I wonder if I made the correct choice or if I should have just waited to save up more to get a Herbalizer?

    • Bud
      April 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Hey Charles from what I’ve heard the AroMed is respectable and the main difference in the bulb used between these two vapes is the power of it.

    • steve
      October 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Hey everyone
      I’ve had my aromed for a few years and have never regretted it. I have never liked bags and have no use of the aroma feature. The aromed does have a smaller lower watt bulb but it is also microprocessor controlled and regulated above the heating source which some would argue more accurate. I also prefer the water filtration option. don’t get me wrong I can’t wait to try the herbie… I would still love to see a review the aromed.

      any word on the grasshopper ??

  75. purple
    April 22, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Hey, Bud
    Loyal viewer, love and appreciate all your vids and comments.

    Anyways on your advice I bought a volcano and a pax for on the go, and this was back when they were both rated the highest… a year or so ago.

    My question being, i’ve been considering the firefly for a while because I cannot stand the draw resistance on the pax. I hardly use the pax because I’d rather vape off the volcano which is truly great product. I have had it over a year now, and constantly leave it on all day and it still works fine. If i buy the herbalizer, no money left for firefly.

    Is the Herbalizer better than volcano due to the fact that it can be used in whip mode as well, or is the vapor quality better than the volcano.?
    Also I haven’t held an herbalizer yet, but it doesnt look as durable as volcano either. If i dropped it would i be down $700?

    Would i be better spending money on a firefly and say plenty or SS for whip?

    • Bud
      April 23, 2014 at 11:21 am

      Hey thanks for posting,

      As far as overall vapor quality I would consider it top-tier just like the Volcano, but I’ve found that this vape offers better control at lower temperatures and slightly less harshness at very high temps due to the difference in heating elements.

      For example at the usual ~365°F it’s hard to tell a big difference in vapor quality, they’re both really excellent, but in the morning sometimes when I like to take some draws around ~325°F I’ve found those to be slightly more enjoyable from the Herbalizer, and then later at night sometimes when I bump up the temperature above normal, or if I’m using concentrates, I’ve found that to be a little more pleasant from this vape also.

      It’s not built quite as solid and strong as the Volcano, and it weighs ~2.2lbs versus ~3.3lbs.

      I like the Plenty a lot also for strong sessions in straight whip mode, but I wouldn’t really consider the Firefly a good replacement for the Pax, it’s really not as portable or easy to use on-the-go so I recommend it mainly if you’re looking for a cordless home solution.

      P.S. Quick tips for your Pax to maybe salvage the experience for you – I’ve found that a lot of the draw resistance comes from the oven area, especially when there is hardened residue around the edges of the screen at the bottom.

      Since the screen doesn’t have holes in it the air comes in around the edges, so after every few sessions I’ve started popping out my screen and quickly scraping any buildup in the oven and off the edges, then placing the screen back in – this seems to help keep air flowing through at max rate.

      Also found it helps a lot to immediately brush out chamber after each session and not leave spent material sitting in there, slows down residue buildup. You might be doing these things already but if not I hope they help a tiny bit!

      • Dan
        October 23, 2014 at 9:31 am

        Hey Bud! You are very much correct on the way to care for the PAX. This vaporizer demands proper care and if done right will produce excellent vapor. Above he had mentioned experiencing resistance while drawing. Another major factor than runs along side keeping your outer screen cleaned is not packing the chamber to tight. However it does have to be 100% full on the PAX so you have to find the proper fill density. Also Q*tips are the PAX’s best friend. Clean the two metal connecting points of the mouthpiece to get rid of the light temp issue. This usually works best a minute after using the unit as it is still warm making the residue less resistant towards removal. Cheers!

      • Michael Becerra
        August 17, 2015 at 11:37 pm

        Hey Bud, I own the VXL and Herbalizer and I much more prefer the herbalizer for flowers. Although I hate the bags and find the whip to be “ok”. Get yourself an 18mm adaptor and hook your Herbie up to a [water piece] or hydrotube. Worth every penny of the $729 + tax. Clouds and taste are second to none.

        • Praus
          December 31, 2015 at 10:21 am

          Which hydrotube works best with the Herbalizer? I’m thinking about getting an Herbalizer and want to use a hydrotube with it. Thanks in advance.

          • B
            February 1, 2016 at 12:27 pm

            Any! I use a pinnacle tube and it works awesome! I hear as far as vxl ones use the turbine for flavor, the bomb for draw and the honey comb for diffusion.

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