Volcano Inferno Vaporizer eCig Review
Welcome to the Volcano! The Volcano Inferno is a superb personal eLiquid vaporizer system that is one of the best we have seen in its class. The Volcano Inferno kit features replaceable batteries, a tank system for your eLiquid and a powerful 1.8Ω heating coil. If you are looking for performance and long lasting batteries, the Inferno is going to be on the top of the list of choices.
The Volcano Inferno kit comes with two batteries, one 650 mAh and one 900 mAh. For the non-technical folks out there that means the Inferno has a ton of power! Your typical cigarette sized ecig has about 200 mAh capacity and lasts about 1-2 hours of continuous vaping time. Because most smokers don’t sit and vape continuously for 2 hours straight, your typical smoker can normally enjoy those little ecigs for about 4-6 hours before they need charged again.
When you move up to a battery as powerful as the 650 mAh as in the Volcano Inferno, we experienced about 3-5 hours continuous use. It was almost too long for us to even test continuously without a good buzz. For typical everyday use, you can easily go about 10 hours between charging again. With the 900 mAh we didn’t have to charge for about 1-2 days. Not only are the Volcano Inferno batteries powerful, the entire system seems to be very efficient and does not draw as much power as other brands we have tested. Volcano really excels in battery power and life!
Another feature which we found to be very important is a replaceable battery. There are several similar sized vaporizer “pens” on the market which have internal batteries which cannot be replaced. The Volcano Inferno scored high once again, featuring a removable battery AND you can charge the battery while using it. It would be nice if the charging cord was longer as it is hard to charge from your computer on the floor and vape while working.
The batteries have a visual indicator to let you know when they are almost out of power. This is quite common among all modern ecigs, but still a nice feature to point out. There is also a light that glows red while charging and when the light turns off the battery is charged. Visual indicators like this are very helpful to the end user.
The entire system is protected by a ‘5-click’ on/off feature. To keep the Inferno from turning on in your purse or pocket with the press of the button, it has a smart feature that will only turn on the unit if you click the button five times.
Overall this little vaporizer is loaded with power. Between the two great batteries, you are sure to always have a full charge to vape!
Volcano offers 20, oops 30, no…40+ flavors for your ecig/vaporizer! Plus seasonal flavors like Candy Cane which is currently showing on their website as of November 2014. With a selection of flavors that large you really don’t need to look anywhere else to find what you like.
It is very clear that the folks at Volcano use the products they sell. When you visit their website looking for a new eLiquid flavor you will see a section under the flavor where they suggest flavor pairings. You can be your own eLiquid mixologist and put a few drops of peppermint in with their suggested Chocolate, Menthol Burst, or Hutella which is like the famous hazelnut/chocolate spread in stores. Every flavor will have pairing suggestions if you want to try something new. With 40 flavors, just mixing two different flavors gives you over 1500 combinations..though you would probably not want to mix grape with coffee flavor. But coffee, chocolate and vanilla would be pretty darn nice!
We had the pleasure of testing two flavors, the Ry-Four which is a nice sweet tobacco blend and the Hana Honeydew for the ladies as something different than the menthol or tobacco usually tested.
The Ry-Four is a unique combination of tobacco and sweetness, with lingering notes of vanilla and caramel. It was amazingly smooth and produced a nice cloud of vapor. I don’t think the vanilla was Madagascar vanilla bean extract, but it was a nice flavor without any bitterness. In combination with the tobacco flavor and the sweetness of the caramel, it was a win-win combination of flavor.
Hana-Honeydew is certainly for those who really like honeydew. A few of us (guys) felt the flavor was a bit overbearing, but the ladies didn’t seem to mind the flavor at all. Perhaps we should have picked a more general flavor for testing, but flavors really do come down to personal taste so we are not going to bash the eLiquid over it. Can we get a Jim Beam eLiquid for the guys?!? lol! The vapor quality was spot-on and the nicotine hit was perfect so again, a win on the eLiquid from Volcano.
Volcano offers their eLiquids in two different size bottles. This is a great idea because you can try a smaller bottle of a new flavor to see if you like it before investing in a large 25ml bottle for regular use. Even the small bottle is decent size, as 15ml you can refill your ecig many times.
The eLiquids are available in four strengths: 2.4% nicotine, 1.6% nicotine, 0.8% nicotine or 0% nicotine. Whether you are interested in slowly adjusting your nicotine intake lower, or are happy staying at one strength, you will find what works for you easily on their website. For our review both bottles were the 1.6%, or full-flavored as they call it on their website.
The Volcano Inferno delivers a really smooth and consistent vapor with an excellent feeling throat hit. Depending on the eliquid flavor you will notice that some flavors carry a stronger punch than others. The sweeter flavors tend to have a very smooth and light hit, along with the mint/menthol. Overall its what you want and expect from a vaporizer!
The Volcano Inferno comes with a 1-year limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials. Atomizers and cartridges are not covered as they are generally considered to be consumable items by all ecig companies, so don’t expect to send back a cartridge after it was in your mouth. This is pretty much standard across the industry for sanitary and safety reasons.
In the event you do have a defect, Volcano will give you store credit for the damaged merchandise. The do not give cash refunds because electronic cigarettes cannot be returned and then repackaged as “used” for sale to someone else like a car stereo or iPod. But if you have a problem with your device in the 1st year of purchase they will gladly assist you with getting the problem solved.
We called into Volcano several times and talked to their friendly support staff. Unknowing that they were just being tested for quality and service, we asked them both technical questions and a couple general ones. In all cases they were prompt to answer and knew their product line quite well. It was reassuring that support was handled by the same people that actually sell the products and not some call center in another country.
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The Volcano Inferno kit offers quite a bit for the money. Volcano has showed us they have a high quality device which is engineered to provide years of service. Just the fact of the batteries being removable versus a permanent part of the device sets the bar higher for other ecig companies to follow. Batteries eventually fail and if you buy a vaporizer that does not have removable batteries then you will be stuck with a dead vaporizer. Why would you spend $50+ on other vapor pens you know will not stand the test of time. You never have to worry about that with Volcano….built to last, modular and easy to repair (if you ever had to)!
The Inferno will run you about $30 before discounts (as of November 2016). The eLiquids generally run from $8.99 to $12.99. They also offer some super exclusive flavors, like “Fresh Glazed” for $21 which is a LARGE 30ml bottle. If you like glazed donuts…that is a flavor to try!
You also get to pick the color of the Inferno system to match your car, eyes, or just pick your favorite color. We all coordinate colors for some reason, so why not your ecig too!
We feel the Volcano Inferno is a very good deal for smokers wanting to switch to a pen style vaporizer system. If you smoke a pack of cigarettes or more a day, you really should consider the Inferno.
Available in eight different colors, the Volcano Inferno is sure to be cosmetically pleasing. If you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day (or more), this until will hold up both in battery life and in eLiquid tank capacity. In fact, you can expect about 12-15 hours of use between charges. If that is not enough, you even get a double capacity battery 650 mAh battery (comparable to what most have) and a super powered 900 mAh battery!
With tobacco cigarettes now costing over $60 a carton, switching to an ecig system is almost a must do. But before you go and buy one that looks like those old cigarettes you used to smoke, consider the Volcano Inferno if you smoke a pack a day or more. You will be thankful for the awesome battery power and performance!
The battery life was superb on the Volcano. Normally I would have to charge my ecig about twice a day.
The Inferno held a charge all day long for me just on the regular battery. The extended battery lasted me almost 3 days of vaping before it needed to be charged. It was nice to know I had a backup battery with the kit, but the batteries are so powerful that a backup was not even needed! A+Michelle
When I called into Volcano to ask questions they were quick to answer them and knew their product line very well. You can tell when you call a company for support and it ends up being a call center with someone just reading general answers off a screen. That was not the case with Volcano and you could tell they actually work with the products to know them that well. A+Eric
Excellent flavors! The guys didn’t care for the Honeydew that much, but I felt it was quite tasty. I think it would pair up well with a watermelon martini on a warm summer evening on the deck! The Ry-Four tasted more like caramel than vanilla, but very smooth and satisfying. Would go great with my morning coffee!Tammy
For the features offered the Volcano Inferno is an excellent deal. It is engineered to last and should something ever go wrong with the unit the parts are all modular so you can replace the battery, atomizer, eLiquid tank, etc. With Volcano you are investing in a product that is built to last!Justin