Monday, July 21, 2014

What you need to know about the Herbalizer vaporizer

The Herbalizer has been making lots of waves throughout the vape community over the past few months.  It is great to see that manufacturers are still pushing the limits and creating better more efficient vaporizers.  When the Herbalizer was first released everyone was wondering if it was possible for the vaporizer to live up to all the hype.  Some skeptics had pegged the Herbalizer as overpriced and underwhelming before ever even seeing it.  Rumors were circulating that the 300w halogen bulb was not built to last and that the components used to build the Herbalizer were not of the highest quality.  People started to question if the amount of time and effort spent developing the LCD screen and software used to program the desktop vaporizer was worthwhile.

Why is the Herbalizer Vape getting so much buzz?

Most people would call the Herbalizer a dual-purpose vaporizer in that it is designed for use with loose-leaf plant material and essentials oils and waxes.  There a three main ways to enjoy your vapor once you decide what exactly it is you are going to vaporize.  The first method is simple, you just let the vapor fill the room directly without capturing it first or using the whip to control it.  The second method is the whip method where you inhale it right away without letting any of your vapor escape.  The third method is great for parties or large groups of friends.  You attach a balloon bag to the vaporizer and capture all of the essence from your material.  Then you just pass the bag around between friends and enjoy the vapor at your own leisure.  It is a great team building exercise and a whole lot of fun for everyone. The SqueezeValve™ Balloons take balloon vaporizing to the next level because there's no valve to close; it closes for you! This way you can breathe, pass and be done without worrying about any vapor escaping the bag.

What did the VaporNation tests reveal?

After everything was said and done the debate was finally over.  The Herbalizer is now officially one of the greatest vaporizers ever assembled.  Each mode provided satisfying results for all testersWhen you purchase the Herbalizer you will also get a power cord, cleaning brush, herbal blend sample, quick start guide, two spare bowl screens, two aromapads, 2ml DeFunk essential oil sample, one grinder card, a stash box, magnetic bowl piece, one mouthpiece, 3ft of silicone tubing and four SqueezeValve™ Balloons. Each of these implements was included for a specific and valuable purpose, which we will explicate below.

Added Accessories:

DeFunk Essential Oil - Never ones to shy away from an opportunity at a pun, the Herbalizer crew created a special aromatherapy juice called "DeFunk" to do just that: get rid of any residual aroma that your Herbie session may leave behind. We personally think the Herbalizer does the best job of any vape at keeping your practice discreet, but these NASA nerds straight up went the extra mile by inventing their very own concoction to restore your environment to its a more neutral smell.

Replacement SqueezeValve™ Balloons - After a period of a couple months, you may begin to notice some discoloration in your bag. This means it's time to replace your Herbie bag so you can continue to enjoy the pure extraction flavor of your botanicals.

Grinder Card - Prepare to meet the most important business card in your wallet. With your Herbalizer Grinder Card, you'll never find yourself having to vape un-shredded flowers again! Slip it discreetly into your billfold and anywhere you need to grind up your leaves, simply wave them gently across this Grinder Card like a cheese grater, and voila! You're ready to vaporize in seconds; at home or on the road this thing allows complete autonomy with your herbal vape.

What are the PEOPLE Saying about the Herbie?!

Andrew Tarantola, the resident vape expert at Gizmodo, says:
"There's a lot to like about the Herbalizer. For one, it's innocuous, even when in use. Unlike the Volcano, which can get trash-compactor loud, the Herbalizer is whisper quiet even on the highest fan setting. Its heating element evenly and smoothly toasts a bowl without the need for stirring and without burned spots. I also like that you can use it to vape concentrates and oils as well (just set them on the spare aromatherapy disk and set it in the crucible.)
Even the aromatherapy function—which is usually just employed in tabletop vapes as a cheap means of adding legitimacy to an otherwise purpose-built stoning machine—works really well. It creates a pleasantly diffuse scent that fills the room without being overpowering and certainly a better option than lighting a stick of Nag Champa after your session.
There's also a lot not to like about the Herbalizer. The upper lid and storage section are flimsy. They don't close smoothly, stay shut, or even really fit together all that well. Still, these are superfluous details, the core functionality of the device is solid.
But he qualifies his enthusiasm when presented with the price tag; Tarantola seems a little sticker shocked:
"$730? Hahahaha—oh wait, you're serious. Vocanoes run from about $400 for the "classic" analog model up to $620 for the digital version. This is $110 more. To start. Granted, it can and fill a bag in less time than it takes for the Volcano to preheat and makes your room really fucking fantastic, but $730. That's a stupid amount money by any standard."
To which, High Dad replied:

"I've had the pleasure of using this piece of futuristic machinery on many occasions. Each time I'm even more impressed then the previous. All these comparisons to the Volcano are just silly. It's like comparing a Honda Accord to a Ferrari. I think a back to back vape session is needed to truly appreciate the ability to dial in the temp at which you vape. It's a different experience at every temp, low (uplifting, energizing) to high (melt into your couch, eat your roommates 7 week old Ben & Jerry's). While the upper lid and storage is not as durable as an old Chevy pick up truck, I don't really think it needs to be. What do you plan on doing with it? It's not like it fits in your pocket and you might drop it if you're not careful. The Herbalizer is NOT cheap, but neither is a BMW, nor was the iPod when it first it came out. Remember the old iPod?! In my opinion this is the BMW/iPod of the vaporizing industry, and it's only the first edition. It's for the connoisseur, the gear head, the people who don't mind paying a little more to have the best. The next editions will undoubtedly be better in many ways, but The Herbalizer will definitely change the way you enjoy your herb."

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

VAPE IT EASY: Easy Vape 5 Video Tutorial

Today we are proud to launch a brand new vaporizer how-to video as well as the debut of my internet music career. Lots of folks ask us what the best “starter” vape is for someone who’s never used a vaporizer before and the answer we most often give is “the Easy Vape 5.” This is a fantastic whip-style vaporizer for home use that won’t break your budget.


The Easy Vape 5 features a user-friendly touch screen with digital temperature display and a timer that allows the user to set a temperature and a time frame for the vape to heat up.  The Easy Vape 5 is a great starter vaporizer because of the hands free connection and ground glass construction. Using a hands-free whip vaporizer means that the user does not need to hold the wand next to the heating element while inhaling. This makes for a much more pleasant experience. We do recommend that you stir the blends in your wand periodically to get even vaporization of your essential ingredients.
Check out the video here:

Video Transcript provided below:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

VIDEO: How to Operate the Volcano Classic Vaporizer

Hey everybody,

I am thrilled to debut a brand new video featuring one of the stalwarts of the vaporizer industry, the Volcano Classic Vaporizer. This was the very first vaporizer to utilize what has become known as "forced-air" technology which refers to the internal fan that forces hot air upward and through the finely ground blends inside the loading chamber allowing vapor to collect inside of a two-foot balloon bag.

Did you recently buy a Volcano? Or are you curious if the Volcano is the right vaporizer for you?
Check out my newest video review for an in-depth tutorial on how to properly use your Volcano Classic.

If you'd like to learn more about this revolutionary loose leaf vaporizer, I encourage you to read more below!

Friday, May 9, 2014

AtmosRx Vaporizer Review and Tutorial

All right guys, here's one that we've been getting requests on for a long time now.


We've had a lot of people asking about the AtmosRX personal vaporizer so I decided to release this video we made when it was called the AtmosRAW vaporizer. It's exactly the same device, just a different name. Functions very intuitively with a handy one-click activation and five-click locking safety feature. This is a conduction vaporizer which means the material sits directly on the stainless steel heating coil inside the cartomizer. I recommend not loading more than 2 pinches of blend into the cartomizer, because the springy packing tool will compact the material into the heating chamber on its own and if you overfill, you're almost guaranteed to have combustion rather than true conduction diffusion of your vital ingredients.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

We Have a Launch Box Contest Winner!

It's official: We have selected a winner in our April Giveaway...and the winner of a brand new Walnut Magic Flight Launch Box Vaporizer is................................... Liz Von Doemming! 

Over 1000 entrants commented on our Contest page and one lucky lady, Liz von Doemming is the lucky recipient of one of my favorite portable vaporizers. The Magic Flight Launch Box has a sterling reputation as the smallest portable vaporizer for vaping dry plant material. We greatly appreciate your support of VaporNation and the fine folks over at Magic-Flight. They are some of the most diligent, creative, and innovative engineers in the vaporizer industry. We are pleased to offer a whole smorgasbord of Magic Flight Launch Box Vaporizers in a variety of wood finishes and featuring several options for your Etched Lid.

If you're interested in purchasing a Launch Box, click here.

If you'd like to join our next contest, where we'll be giving away a brand new SkyHigh Vaporizer, click here.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

VIDEO: What is a Vaporizer?

A lot of folks find our channel and see all the vape how-to videos we've got in the archive, but aren't quite familiar with the reasons behind vaporization as a daily aromatherapy practice. Since so many fans have hit me up with emails to this effect lately, we decided to create a series of videos answering many of the basic questions people have when they are introduced to the concept of vaporizing versus smoking.

This week's video is focused on answering some baseline questions about these products such as "What is a Vaporizer?" "How do Vaporizers Work?" "Are there Significant Health Benefits?" and "What are the different Types of Vaporizers?" There is lots of information out there and we decided to put our years of experience testing, using, and improving these devices to work so that you are able to make a more informed purchase for your personal aromatherapy practice.

We used some of our favorite devices to create this informational piece including the Volcano Digital, VaporBrothers, Silver Surfer, Da Buddha, Magic Flight Launch Box, and G Pen Vaporizers.

I have included a transcript after the jump. We hope you find this tutorial helpful. If you have additional questions, please let me know and we'll keep cranking out informative videos for you guys!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Coming Soon: Volcano Classic How-To Video

Really pumped about our latest video shoot last night you guys. A lot of people have been hitting me up asking for a review video on the Volcano Classic and I’m happy to announce that it’s finally in the offing! The creative team over here at VaporNation put together an entertaining and informative video demonstration of how to use the Volcano Classic Vaporizer with the Easy Valve balloon bag system.

Monday, April 21, 2014

VaporNation at the High Times Cannabis Cup

This past week VaporNation was in Denver, CO to participate in the Buyer's Industry Guide trade show which led up to the High Times Cannabis Cup. We had a great time interacting with people from across the industry such as White Rhino, Formula 420, Magic Flight, CULTURE, and many, many more.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

How to Use the DaVinci Vaporizer - Video Tutorial and Review

Hey friends, we really appreciate all of the support you guys are giving us on our Google Plus page and our YouTube Channel! It's great to see so much conversation and interest in a healthier lifestyle through vaporization.

We get quite a few suggestions for demonstrations and one that many of you have been asking for is the DaVinci Vaporizer. Many people ask us if you can use oils and wax with this vaporizer or simply dry blends. People ask us if it's able to display both Celsius and Fahrenheit temperatures; people ask us how quickly it heats up. We appreciate all the questions and felt like it was time we gave this iconic vape a thorough video demonstration.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Volcano Vaporizer Meets Magic Flight Grinder

Whoah guys. We just realized something really cool: you know the MFLB nano finishing grinder, that nifty little wooden cheese-grater type gadget you got as an add-on with your Launch Box Vaporizer?

It actually works with the Volcano loading chamber as well! Yeah, I know I know – super mind-blowing vape convergence, but it’s actually pretty simple to execute. Just grind up your herbs with a normal acrylic, SpaceCase or Herbivore Grinder, then set your MFLB Finishing Grinder on top of the Volcano loading chamber and dump those shreds from your metal grinder into your MFLB Finishing Grinder.