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Grasshopper Vaporizer Review


Grasshopper Vaporizer Review Video [4K] ~12:24

I had the pleasure of being one first people to get their hands on the new Grasshopper vaporizer by Hopper Labs. In the beginning I was very skeptical about the claims they made during the Indiegogo campaign but was set at ease after the first couple uses.

The first thing that blew me away was how fast the unit heats up. Literally seconds after clicking the button the unit was showing a blue LED indicating it was ready to go. No other battery powered vaporizer will get a session in as quick as the Grasshopper can.

It’s very sleek, slim and carries a bit of weight “for a pen”. As for a vape… it’s one of the lightest portable vaporizers currently on the market. I recently weighed the Pax, Pax 2 and Grasshopper to find the Grasshopper (65g) was roughly 30 grams lighter than the brand new Pax 3 (95g).

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Grasshopper Vaporizer Review

Grasshopper Vaporizer ReviewThe Grasshopper is currently rated a 9.3 out of 10 and ties for the best portable vaporizer out of the 100+ different vaporizers I’ve tested now. Once they get the production process a little more streamlined I will rate the Grasshopper up around a 9.4 but it sucks having to wait for it.

Update 12/26/16: Grasshopper is now estimating 3-4 weeks on pre-order shipping times.

The good news is that you can’t beat the quality and craftsmanship of the Grasshopper. Especially at this price point. You can currently pre-order the Grasshopper directly from Hopper Labs for $185.

Or you can pick up the Titanium Grasshopper for $235. Both units come with a lifetime warranty.

Size, Weight & Portability (SS vs TI)

Grasshopper Vape Pen ComparisonThe Grasshopper is one of the smallest and most concealable vapes currently on the market. It directly mimics the look of a pen and the clip makes it easy to keep in your jean/short pockets or in the front pocket of your shirt. The exact dimensions are The Grasshopper is about 5.60” in length and 0.55” diameter.

The Stainless Steel model will weigh about 65g and the Titanium model weighs roughly 56 grams. Both units are pretty light but I definitely noticed the weight difference between the two models and it’s best to be as light as possible when trying to mimic an actual pen. I just wish it would actually write somehow!

Heating, Mouthpiece and Tips For Best Use

The Grasshopper uses a very powerful heater outputting 45w. To put that into perspective, the Mighty vaporizer uses a 30w heater and it’s a giant compared to the Grasshopper pen. This allows the Grasshopper to heat in about 5 seconds and provides basically on-demand heat.

My preferred method of use is to hit the tactile clicker, take my draw, and then hit the clicker again to turn it off. You can also continue to draw for a couple seconds after you click the button to get any remaining vapor. This will help reduce smell as well. Then just repeat the process for the next draw or pass it on to the next person.

The mouthpiece does tend to get pretty hot with prolonged use but Grasshopper comes with a silicone mouthpiece to protect the lips. This MP also fits perfect with a 14mm water pipe adapter.

Using the method above, you can still pass Grasshopper between multiple people and use it as a session vape at lower temps.

One of the downsides to most other portables is that the heater isn’t strong enough to keep up with aggressive draws. This is where the Grasshopper shines. You can pull as hard as you want and it will keep producing vapor. I really like this because I can take a couple hits and be completely medicated in a couple minutes. As opposed to other session vapes like the Air or Pax 2, you can sit with those and take 10-15 hits over the course of 10-15 minutes. I like the longer sessions for relaxing at home watching TV, but when I’m out on the go, I usually prefer a quick session.

Chamber Info, Grind Preference and Demo

The chamber is huge for the size of the unit. I was able to get up to .3 grams with a tight pack and a normal grind. I could probably get a little more if I used the MFLB Finishing Grinder. I was also able to completely and evenly vape that entire bowl in three hits. I used the Grasshopper with the MP (Mouthpiece) guard, with an 18-14mm reducer. I took a long slow draw and really milked up the bubbler. See the video below:

 

Grasshopper Vaporizer Demo

One of the things that really impressed me so far is the consistency of the herbs vaped in the chamber regardless of how you pack it. Whether I jam in .3 grams or loosely pack .1, the herbs are consistently and evenly vaped every time.

Battery System and Charging Options

Grasshopper Charging CableBatteries have been charging in about 60 minutes or so but I picked up an external charging dock and a handful of extra batteries. I prefer to charge up a bunch for the day rather than have to plug in the USB charger but you can do that as well. Most of the external battery packs are getting pretty cheap and can charge the Grasshopper multiple times over.

The only way to charge your batteries is in the actual vaporizer. The good thing is that it does charge via USB and you can pick up extra batteries for $7/ piece.

Grasshopper Accessories

Included with the Grasshopper will be the mouthpiece guard, extra mouthpiece screens and the USB charging system. They had mentioned about possibly adding in a cleaning/loading tool. This tool would also help remove the mouthpiece screens when they needed to be replaced but this isn’t concrete and was just an idea when I was visiting in Boulder.

Grasshopper Vaporizer Warranty

Grasshopper InternalsThe Grasshopper comes with a lifetime warranty. Only a couple vapes in the market come with a lifetime warranty. This is a HUGE pro and another reason why I like this vaporizer so much. Matt and Trevor were very adamant about standing behind their product. They will either fix or replace your unit for the life of the unit and I don’t have any doubt that they will take care of their customers.

Comparable Vaporizers

If you aren’t quite sold on the Grasshopper but would like to stick with a convection on-demand unit, I recommend checking out the Firefly 2. The Firefly 2 is a huge improvement over the original with the same amazing taste and vapor production as the original. It’s definitely bigger than the Grasshopper but you can still pocket it and quick sessions are one of the best ways to remain inconspicuous.

If you don’t mind a session style vaporizer and still want to stick with the most portable unit, I recommend checking out the Pax 3. The Pax 3 is one of the most durable, reliable and now fastest heating portables currently out on the market. Plus it has an option for concentrates.

Grasshopper Review Summary

All in all, I was immediately blown away by the heat up time and craftsmanship of the Grasshopper. No vape is like the Grasshopper. On-demand heat, large bowl, evenly vapes herbs, and a lifetime warranty.

This is definitely a collection piece for the vape connoisseur and you will fall in love with it the second it hits your hands. Beginner and advanced users alike will get exactly what they need out of this vape. It’s extremely easy to use, produces great taste and huge clouds. Matt told me multiple times that they designed the Grasshopper to replace your pipes. It’s supposed to be fast and get you medicated quickly. It does this very well and all in the size of a pen.

Update 12/26/16: Grasshopper is now estimating 3-4 weeks on pre-order shipping times. Click here to pick yours up directly from Grasshopper. While I’m super excited about this update, please don’t be super upset if it doesn’t make it to your door in 30 days or less. It’s worth the wait and it seems like they are really ramping up production at this point.

Update 1/15/17: Grasshopper has just released limited edition heat treated Grasshoppers.  They are pricey at $350, but they are each one of a kind, and they ship immediately so you can skip the pre-order process.

If you guys have any questions about the Grasshopper you can check out my Grasshopper FAQ or feel free to leave a comment below.

Where to buy the Grasshopper:
Hopper Labs – $185
 

Grasshopper Sunset

9.3
Overall Score
Grasshopper Vaporizer Review

creates some warmer vapor temps but overall the Grasshopper is/and has been my go to/daily driver since I first recieved my beta unit. Click here to pick up your Grasshopper.

231 Comments

  • elbert says: March 16, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    thanks for the awesome review! hate that there is too many awesome vapes to choose from (but that’s a good thing!). i know this may be hard to answer but would you recommend the pax 2 or the grasshopper?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 2, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Pax 2 vs Grasshopper 

      The Grasshopper has near instant heatup, and lots of power, so it’s a really good vape for getting medicated fast, but if you are looking for a vape to have a session with, or pass around with friends, or just casually puff on for enjoyment then the Grasshopper is not the best choice, and the Pax 2 is much better. 

      I find the Grasshopper is really best for 1 or 2 people, whereas the Pax 2 works well with 1 or a group or people. Overall the Pax 2 produces smoother and cooler vapor, but the Grasshopper can produce denser vapor. 

      The battery life on the Pax2 is better since the battery has 4x the juice (750mAh vs 3000mAh) but the GH does have cheap replaceable batteries so you could carry extras. In the end, they are both two of my favorite vapes, and they both get used a lot. 

      With the Pax2 you are paying more, but you are getting a vape that is very versatile, and you are also getting a unit that is currently available and has a proven track record of reliability and customer service. With the GH you are still getting a high quality unit, but at a cheaper price. Unfortunately various things about the GH are still up in the air including the shipping dates,(11/17/15: latest update now says all backers could possibly receive units by year end) and they don’t really have a longterm track record for reliability. They do have pretty awesome customer service though. 

      Hope this helps man! Thanks for the positive feedback and I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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    • Ryan Harms says: April 3, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Yes please answer this! this is exactly what I am trying to figure out

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      • MelKiperHatesBabies says: April 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm

        Go with the Grasshopper dude. I own the first PAX (haven’t experimented with the second edition yet) and even though they have drastically improved this model (mouthpiece issues, ease of upkeep) it is almost twice as expensive as the GH, lesser battery life and warranty, a little less discreet, longer heat up time, etc.

        Don’t get me wrong, I really like my PAX and I’m sure 2.0 is even better, but you literally can’t beat the price point on this vape. I’ve been waiting for over a year for it to be released and have done some extensive research in that time. Popular consensus feels this portable will take the vapor market by its nuts and really revolutionize the game.

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        • Brilz says: January 14, 2016 at 3:56 pm

          I agree. The Firefly was the start. It alone could have revolutionized portable vaporizing and replaced bowl, unfortunately, it needs to be stirred it and it needs a preheat that is a bit too long for some.

          But the biggest reason is its learning curve. If it wasn’t so hard to learn to use how to get the real power of it, this thing would have flew off the shelves and made bowls irrelevant for the people who wanted to save the money for it. Which in the end everyone will because despite the price if you buy herb spending 150 -200 on a grasshopper, even 270 on a firefly. However until the grasshopper is fully available Not many but vape reviewer or me a low-level vape connoisseur. However, unlike buzz, I stick to only the best and I don’t consider the PAX’s in that category from what ive read because I don’t like to sit for long sessions and I don’t mind repacking a bowl to smoke in a large session to get the dense vaper I like.

          I don’t like light smooth vaper at least not all the time and not if I have to finish the whole oven at once to be conservative which is one of my issues with the unit. That’s what my mighty is for. You can also conserve whats left in the oven but only to an extent, not like the Firefly or Grasshopper. I have a davinci ascent that I hate for herb but I learned happens to work great for wax.

          The Mighty probably equal to the firefly but the upside is its possible to have a session vs. the firefly gives you huge hits just like a dab rig would but it requires so much heat you only get up to 3 hits if you try b4 it overheats. The Ascent got me more medicated than ever for over 3 hours despite its difficulty to clean I do like using it with wax btw when I used it I only used .1 of standard quality wax as far as I know. I don’t know much about concentrates so I don’t know for sure. its pretty damn strong to me 1 $10 is stronger than a $10 blunt, .5 whatever.

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          • Brilz says: January 14, 2016 at 4:02 pm

            The fact is, I simply can’t wait to get my Grasshopper possibly this month. They haven’t pushed back the shipping date this time, at least not yet and the backers have been getting their units hence the new warranty page added on the GH site. So that’s a good sign.

            If they’re about done shipping to the backers, the preorders should be next. Hopefully by the end of this month or the beginning of next. CROSS YOUR FINGERS EVERYONE!

          • MTG says: December 26, 2016 at 10:39 am

            Punctuation and spell check bro. I can’t read this or get any information from it.

          • Buzz Danklin says: December 26, 2016 at 2:42 pm

            Hey MTG, I had to edit a couple words from your comment but I feel like it still says what you were trying to say. I can delete it if you would prefer that as well. Some people use online translators to leave comments so keep that in mind. I tried to edit best I could but some of the words/punctuation I couldn’t make out. Happy Holidays man and have a great 2017. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.

        • mdjenks says: October 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm

          PAX2 blows the first one away and has a longer battery life, better oven size, cleaning is simple, heats up quick and the herb always taste amazing man

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    • Zulu says: April 13, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Yeah thanks man!

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    • vegasbaby66 says: July 4, 2015 at 6:56 am

      Will u be adding or creating a chamber to vape liquid?

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      • Buzz Danklin says: July 8, 2015 at 5:38 pm

        Hey vegas, I don’t actually make the Grasshopper. I just review it. But I do believe they are coming up with some for concentrates. Not for sure on the e-liquids. If you want something that can do all three, I would check out the Haze vaporizer.

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    • C says: July 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      Go with anything other than the Grasshopper. Ive been waiting for mine to ship since January! They can’t get their quality control $hit together….

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      • Buzz Danklin says: July 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

        Sorry to hear you are still waiting, that is a huge drag. I do know they are starting to catch up on the back log pretty fast now, although they are still behind. For what its worth I think you will be more than happy with the unit once it gets there.

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      • abillylb says: January 6, 2017 at 11:39 am

        i order 3 GH on February 2016 and still waiting!!!! They don’t answer my e-mails since 19 Of December ! I sent them 3 e-mails more !
        I don’t know what to do , i am afraid maybe is a fraud , because if you are professional and respect a client who order 910 Euros of your product and he is waiting 11 months and he even make confirmed before a month maybe you are not respect what u sell and you don’t respect your client.
        sorry why i sent this paragraph to you but i can’t fine any solution or contact number for speaking to ecxept the e-mails that don’t have mutter !

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        • Buzz Danklin says: January 7, 2017 at 9:36 pm

          Their latest update says that all outstanding pre-orders from 2016 will be completed within the first 3-4 weeks of 2017. I would also appreciate if you wouldn’t mind coming back here to update me once your units arrive

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  • CloudHouse says: March 17, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Hey man great article! I visited the hopper labs site after reading and couldn’t help but notice that it specifically says in the description that the grasshopper runs at 30w.
    Also I then looked into the Mighty and the product manual for it says 36w, so I don’t know where your numbers are coming from but I would double check to make sure they are correct.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 17, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Hey Cloud!

      I’m getting my information directly from the source. Matt and Trevor are the ones that told me 45w so maybe they made some changes during beta testing. I think you’re right about the Mighty. I’ll change that in the review. I just read on the Storz and Bickel site that the Mighty is a 30w heater.

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      • Zulu says: April 13, 2015 at 7:23 pm

        I am waiting on GH and it is suppose to ship in May. I use the Solo right now for home use and it works great. I haven’t combusted herb in two years. My main reason for getting the Grasshopper is its stealth and portability as well as using on the go like the movies or just walking around downtown or in the park., it seems it has everyone beat in this category.

        Looks amazing and I can’t wait, I bought the blackoutx Herb+ and it combusts the herb but it has no settings and uses a metal coil.

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      • KB says: July 26, 2015 at 2:54 am

        The charger part output current is 36 watt, the heat itself is using 30 watts. u was correct.

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      • Brandon says: August 11, 2015 at 11:18 pm

        Mighty is 36w it’s sitting in front of me

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      • Brilz says: July 29, 2016 at 12:56 am

        They made mistakes everywhere the unit itself does day 36watts. Or maybe they’re listing an average idk. Got my GH it was definitely worth the wait with a water pipe or even just a pipe it can replace, bowls, bongs, &1 hitters. Although I do plan to get a FF2 despite the thing I disliked the most was not addressed. I swear I would have been perfectly happy if all they did was cut out the need to stir. That is precocious the reason it Can’t be used as a true portable I simply want it to use at home for simpler and taste or session’s despite they’re stir neccesary design the flavor still beats anything and as a small home unit it’s perfect. I prefer to have small quality units than large plugins living in the City

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  • D says: March 17, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Now you just gotta change your pick for best cheap vape and smallest vape hey? Haha awesome review!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 17, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks for bringing that to my attention, it’s fixed now :)

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  • Adam says: March 19, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I can’t help but notice your review for this pen seems great on all fronts. It seems there are almost no negatives to this vape. May I ask why you only ranked it a 9.0?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      It is a brand new unit, from a brand new company. Since I have only had the unit for around 2 weeks, there is very little data on reliability (Although everything I saw/heard while at Grasshopper labs made me believe it will be reliable) I am being a bit conservative on my rating while it is still very new.

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      • Hunter says: June 7, 2015 at 9:59 am

        How has this thing held up throughout the time since this comment? Just reading through I am very interested about this vape

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        • Buzz Danklin says: June 12, 2015 at 12:51 am

          It’s still working just as well as when I got it!

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          • John S. says: November 9, 2015 at 5:45 pm

            Nice to hear, would you rate it higher now? If not what are the cons compared to the Crafty and the FireFly? I’m a little bit undecided what to buy next, but I really want a convection portable but it hasn’t to be as portable as the GH.

          • Buzz Danklin says: November 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

            I have bumped it up to a 9.1 at the moment, and I envision it continuing to climb up a bit more as it stays reliable. The cons compared to the Crafty and the Firefly would be that the Grasshopper is much smaller and has a shorter vapor path so the unit itself gets hotter, as well as the vapor. The Grasshopper is the best of the three for sure though if you plan to use it through glass.

  • David says: March 21, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    How much does the unit smell before and after use?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 23, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      This is a very tough question to answer. I would say overall it’s a low smell vape. But if you have very strong smelling herb, or you take a monster draw on max temp its still going to smell very strongly

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  • markus says: March 24, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for the info, beginner here interested in a 1st vape. Since were almost into April, did they give any indication if were talking early or late month release? I want to buy one and give this whole thing a shot but I’m ready to buy something yesterday! I’m losing shipping time right now!

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    • D says: March 25, 2015 at 2:46 am

      Just some background: They still have to deliver almost 3000 units to backers before they start on new orders. I wouldn’t count on getting your unit the first week of May, as they’ll realistically still be dealing with indiegogo orders.

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  • Kal says: April 1, 2015 at 7:47 am

    I was just wondering, you said your grasshopper has a 45w heater, while on the Grasshopper website, it claims that they come with a 30w heater. Do you think it’s possible they gave you a more powerful unit to help boost review scores?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 1, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Nah, they updated the software for the newer models and they increased the wattage. Yours will be the same as ours but you’ll get the new screen and a thicker charging cable.

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  • Dan says: April 13, 2015 at 1:11 am

    you said you evenly vaped the .3 grams in 3 hits? so you can only do 3 hits off it?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 15, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      No definitely not. I was on the highest temp, taking HUGE rips through a bubbler. You can adjust the temps and make a bowl last much longer. I used it while I was out snowboarding for a day and one bowl lasted me all day (8 hits). I would just take two draws up the lift and put it away and I was more than good each time. Just start on the lower temps and work your way up through the sessions.

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      • skunkape says: August 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm

        seriously dude, where do you ride, shredding with you would be the best day ever!

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        • Buzz Danklin says: August 16, 2015 at 9:58 pm

          I’m in Montana man but I was in Breckenridge when I was boarding with the Grasshopper. I frequent Whitefish mountain and I usually hit up Big Sky once a year.

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          • enzu says: March 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

            Hi i got a auestion

            I search a vaporizer like the grasshopper for my work here its not allowed
            so i would like to know if its possible to vape maroc hash in a grasshopper or u know a unit that can all that i like the metal and titanium finishes i read about the puffco 2 and it could be it bit 90€ for just hash i dont know and can vapor pens can even do just hash its the only concentrate i can get here so u could help me a lot
            Best regards

            LQ

          • Buzz Danklin says: March 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm

            Enzu, unfortunately I have personally never tried maroc hash, however I have heard of others having decent results with it in the grasshopper. If the hash is not liquidy/oily then I would break/crumble it apart and it should work in the hopper, but it it is more oily something like the Haze V3 would be my recommendation.

    • DLV says: October 7, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      I read that on a different review, too. You probably saw the same one. Glad you brought it up, because I was wondering about it also.

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      • DLV says: October 7, 2016 at 12:58 pm

        It WAS this review, lol. It’s in the “Chamber Info, Grind Preference and Demo” section and it says those exact words, regarding the chamber holding only 0.3 grams (tightly packed), which rendered 3 full hits, completing the “entire bowl”. So, yes, I’m left a little confused by the contradiction here. Could you explain please, Buzz? Thank you in advance.

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  • Krazy says: April 18, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    How is cleaning? And how is the screen bowl system?

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  • Gary says: April 18, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Hey Buzz,
    Just wondering if you have a grasshopper review video in the works? I would very much like to see your thoughts on the vape now that you’ve been able to test it for almost a month now.
    Thanks,
    Gary

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    • D says: May 3, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      I’m waiting on the video too.

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  • IAmKrazy2 says: April 19, 2015 at 10:51 am

    How does the screen system work and how easy is it to clean?

    What about the rest of the unit, is it really as easy as dropping it in some iso? Thanks.

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  • Francisco Guevara says: April 27, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I really want this but idk if i should get this or the pax 2 can you please help me figure out which is the best vaporizer to buy as in terms of quality, duration of the vape session, vapor quality and herb usage.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 28, 2015 at 2:10 am

      Both units feel very high quality, the original Pax has been one of the most reliable portables, so I imagine the Pax 2 will be very reliable as well. Grasshopper is new, but all of the parts, and the overall feel are very high quality. They have no long term track record, but I see no reason this vape won’t stay reliable, as it continues to perform flawless for me after lots of continued use.

      The duration of the vape session is quite a bit different with these two vapes. The Grasshopper has a lot of power, so it will vape your whole bowl quite fast, you can do it in little as 3 or 4 draws if you take monster rips, but even if you try to drag a bowl out, it will still vape fast due to the grasshoppers power and convection heating. The Pax 2 has a much longer session than the Grasshopper, and will be more similar to your Ascent, although the Ascent and the Indica has the longest sessions out of the conduction portables since they have wispier vapor.

      Vapor quality is quite different between them as well. The Grasshopper produces denser/larger clouds, and much quicker, however the grasshopper vapor is also hotter and a bit harsher than the Pax. The Flavor is good on both units.

      The Grasshopper is more versatile with herb use right out of the box. It works with both small loads or large loads and fully extracts everything. The Pax 2 does a good job of extracting everything as well, however it works best with a full load, and only pretty good with partial packs. If you want to get the best performance with the Pax2 and partial packs, you want to use the screen trick, or purchase a pax pusher.

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    • Rob says: July 13, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      After it became apparent they weren’t going to get me the Grasshopper in anywhere near the time frame they originally projected, I went ahead and got the Pax 2, which I really like. I’ve been relatively patient with their marginal customer service, but their estimated ship dates are wildly optimistic. I’d go with the Pax 2 and maybe see if you want to order the Grasshopper.

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      • mark says: October 5, 2016 at 11:06 am

        I think I’m going to cancel my Grasshopper been waiting nearly a year I’m sick to death of their monthly emails and not responding to me when I try to contact them so just resend the monthly email terrible customer service I have even threatened them with the police and guess what I got another month the email in response a total joke

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        • Buzz Danklin says: October 5, 2016 at 11:28 am

          They just re-designed the charger this past month to improve reliability (photo), the update says they sent 1500 out this month. While I completely agree the wait is terribly obnoxious and much longer than anyone signed up for, if you are nearing a year on the wait-list, you have to be essentially at the front of the line. The one positive about getting your unit slower, is that you will get the very newest and most up to date revision with all of the upgrades/fixes like the newest charger. They have also improved the outside finish making it smoother, they made the dial spin smoother and fixed the issue causing a few to pop apart, and they upgraded the screens since they started the production version.

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  • DM says: May 4, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Hey man, love your reviews on reddit. Could you comment on draw resistance? I use a plenty at home, and a crafty out and about, but I was looking for something a little more inconspicuous, and the grasshopper looks great. How does it compare to the crafty, as far as draw strength, flavor, and comfort?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: May 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      The grasshopper has very little draw resistance, which I was not expecting, but am very happy about. As far as draw strength the Grasshopper can keep up with the Crafty, in fact it can even kick out more dense/potent clouds. But when it comes to flavor and comfort the Crafty wins. Since the grasshopper has a very short vapor path, the vapor is hotter and more harsh compared to the crafty with the cooling unit. The vapor is still very good, but the Crafty is tough to keep up with :)

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      • Nova says: May 17, 2015 at 7:31 pm

        Were you given the Stainless Steel or Titanium version of the Grasshopper? I imagine that the titanium version might produce a little cooler vapor compared to the steel version.

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        • Buzz Danklin says: May 17, 2015 at 10:07 pm

          I have the SS version, I wish I had the Ti :) but they didn’t have any of the Ti body parts when I was at Hopper Labs

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  • John says: May 5, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Hi Buzz,
    Just wondering how the grasshopper compares to your other vapes when it’s comes to getting medicated? Just curious as I have a pretty high tolerance.
    Thanks,
    John

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    • Buzz Danklin says: May 6, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      It is definitely a heavy hitter. The heater is powerful so it extracts loads very quickly, and since the bowl is also large, you can get some VERY large/dense/potent draws. Be prepared to cough if you go for huge clouds though :)

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      • jason says: May 8, 2015 at 12:25 am

        I was curious about the coughing, actually. In the video GH put out with the 2 girls, they were both coughing constantly. And then, in the video with you and your roommate (the shit-show one), both of you guys were hacking and coughing a lot. This concerns me. If it’s harsh enough to cause coughing for almost every hit, it defeats the stealth aspect. I can’t be stealthy if i’m hacking up a lung in public.

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        • Buzz Danklin says: May 8, 2015 at 2:52 pm

          In the videos with the girls, they fully packed the bowl, and started on max temp which is just setting yourself up to cough. As far as our video goes, similar situation. Before we even started recording our grasshopper demo video, we had to set up/test the lighting with volcano bags clouds to get everything set. We went through through about .4-.5g of herb just getting the lighting right, and then when we filmed the video which went through another gram. So we basically vaped WAYYY more than in any normal situation, which as you saw, wore our throats out and caused us to cough more as the video went on.

          In a normal situation, you may or may not fully pack the oven, but you almost surely won’t start on max temp if the bowl is full. I rarely cough while using the grasshopper normally, unless I want it it to thump me hard, then I fully pack it, set it to max temp, and prepare to relax :)

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          • jason says: May 16, 2015 at 2:07 pm

            that makes sense. I, personally, would like to have it fairly full, as i’d want to make sure it lasts me all day. Hope that won’t cause coughing. I won’t be on the highest temp, probably more like 190C (377F).
            That’s hilarious about your “shitshow” video. You guys were wrecked before you even started filming. I appreciate your sacrifice on our behalf hehe!

  • John says: May 11, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Just a quick question regarding herb efficiency. Do you reckon the Grass Hopper can come anywhere near the Crafty in terms of herb efficiency? Cheers!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: May 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      I do, the Grasshopper is very efficient.

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  • Rick says: May 15, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Just wanted to confirm the adapter when using the D020-D bubbler, is it a 18mm male to 14mm female reducer? Any recommended places to buy the reducer/cost? Have ordered the bubbler and am waiting for my GH on pre-order. Thanks!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: May 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Correct, I have found them both at local head shops, or ebay has a bunch as well.

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  • Chris says: May 18, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Hey! Are the replaceable batteries easily found in smoke/vape shops (14650 or 18650?) or do I have to use their batteries?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: May 18, 2015 at 4:08 am

      They are a custom sized battery, luckily they are selling them for cheap, so I would buy an extra one or two with the order.

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      • Joe Kelly says: October 5, 2015 at 1:31 pm

        Can the batteries be charged externally? It would have been better if they’d used proprietary batteries. If Hopper ever went out of business it might be a problem to replace batteries.

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        • Buzz Danklin says: October 19, 2015 at 2:21 am

          Yes they can, i’ll get you the model one that I use or the one they recommend if you need it.

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      • Joe Kelly says: October 5, 2015 at 2:42 pm

        Hi Buzz. I think they might be a 14500.

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        • Buzz Danklin says: October 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm

          They are actually a custom can size, they are about 10 mm longer, and I believe they are also a bit thinner than a 14500

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  • Shawn says: May 19, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Been following here, on Reddit and FC. Stellar review. Looking for my first vape and had my eyes set on the Arizer Air. Now the GH has me hesitating. How do you feel they compare? The guys at FC feel the Air is a better first vape for someone just getting into vaping. (Time tested, reliable, etc…) I don’t want to buy 2 vapes for the heck of it. What are your thoughts?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: May 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      The GH has a better warranty than the Air (lifetime vs 2 years), however as you mentioned, the Air has already proven reliable just like the Solo. With the GH everything I have seen and experienced makes it feel very solid, and my unit has been completely reliable so far, but you truly never know with a new product until a lot more units get into peoples hands for a good chunk of time. I personally use and like my Grasshopper more than my Air. It has considerably less draw resistance, faster heatup time, and even though the unit and battery are smaller, I can vape more herb on a single charge with the GH than I can with the Air.

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  • Daniel says: June 1, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    How is the smell when the unit is not in use? My Pax 2 smells pretty strong even when it’s off and that would be the greatest upgrade in discretion I could ask for.

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  • Mary Miller says: June 10, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Was wondering, I have a Vaporblunt (the big original) that is about to die. As a mistake I bought the Konyo, (because it could also use oil), and the taste was awful (metallic, almost butane flavor to it), had issues lighting and at times didn’t even pull a draw. It’s gone. I am back to my original Vaporblunt, but want some smaller that doesn’t “hotbox” (Konyo did), allows me to taste the cannabis (like why buy mango, if you can’t taste it?), has a clear heating system (easy to follow, more than one heat speed, because we sometimes get less cured product). It would also be great if I could use oil concentrate, as that this is my main way to medicate with cerebral palsy. I really need a reply, because we need to fix the problem of the Vaporblunt, and I want a better method of using the oil then in peanut butter or capsules. I would really appreciate any advice you could give me, yours truly, Mary Miller.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: June 12, 2015 at 12:56 am

      The Grasshopper will not work with oil/wax at the moment, however they may create some sort of concentrate pad in the future. If you want an all in one unit to use with oil/wax and dry herbs, I would suggest you look at the Haze vaporizer.

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    • fang says: March 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      I use pg/vg droplets on my herb at max temp. no issues, improves cloud production. Just don’t over do it like i have at 10 drops, 1 drop on portable vape and up to 6 on a desktop.May work for oils not sure but worth a try.

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      • RicanRum says: August 21, 2016 at 10:42 am

        you add the drops pre pack or post pack and have you done so on the GH?

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        • Buzz Danklin says: August 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm

          I would do it post pack and I’ve only thrown in some crumble. No oils.

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  • Ronnie says: June 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Hi Buzz, Thanks for the latest update! In it you mention that pre orders will not ship till September. Does this apply to all pre-orders including ones that had previously been given a late July shipping date?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: June 18, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      I’m not for sure but I will verify for you. Give me a bit to ask around.

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  • Don Q. says: June 20, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Hi, The chamber looks pretty small, whats the best way to fill it without making a mess/losing a bunch of material? Do you do kinda like a one hitter just jam the front end in or do you have another technique? Thanks!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: June 25, 2015 at 2:51 am

      I generally hold it at roughly a 45 degree angle above my grinder, and then just take a few small pinches of herb and put it into the tip, this way if anything falls it drops right back into the grinder. I have also had decent luck with ‘doob tubes’

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  • Joe Shanefl says: June 28, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Thanks

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  • Dan says: June 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Hi:
    I appreciate the thoroughness of your reviews and willingness to respond to comments and questions.
    So I’ve decided to buy a vape, but I’ve never used one before. I’m not a huge smoker, but enjoy a bit after the kids go to bed, when I’m social and when I go see live music. Discretion is paramount and portability is important as well. The ability to adjust the effect via different heat settings is a big draw as well. I was all set to go with a Pax 2, but the Grasshopper is intriguing on a number of levels, especially in terms of being able to vary bowl size. I just don’t see myself routinely taking 5-6 pulls and based on the reviews it seems that the Pax 2 likes to be full and used up in a single session. Shrinking the bowl size seems like it requires another add on to an already expensive piece of equipment. Does the Grasshopper sound more like what I’m looking for? I can wait until September if that means I get the right piece of equipment, but I’ll spend the extra money if the Pax 2 has me covered. Thanks.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: July 5, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      Hey Dan,

      Thanks for checking out my site! I think you would really enjoy the Grasshopper. It’s easy to hide, use and you can load any amount. Easy temp dial adjustments. Definitely worth the wait and you can’t beat the price.

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    • Joe Kelly says: October 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Hi Dan Last December I bought an Arizer Solo, having initially decided to buy a Pax. The reason I decided not to buy the Pax was because it seems to need a lot of cleaning, and there were problems with the mouthpiece gunking up and sticking. The Solo is great. The only problem with it is that it is a bit large, and the battery is not removable. Also you have to make sure you dont drop the unit with the stem in as it will break. I use urine sample bottles to store my stems. When the Air came out, i sold my Solo to a mate, and got an Air. It’s the same principle as the Solo, but it’ a lot smaller, and it has a removable standard 18650 battery.

      I’ve read about the Grasshopper, and I have to have one. I love the fast heat up time. It would have been better with a proprietary battery as you are stuck with getting spare batteries from Hopper. At the price, it’s a no brainer.

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      • Jane says: February 14, 2016 at 11:03 am

        With a “proprietary’ battery you can’t buy them on the market. Just have to buy them from the Grasshopper folks. Not good news. Wish it had a regular 18650 or 18500 battery.

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        • Buzz Danklin says: February 19, 2016 at 7:13 pm

          While I agree it would have been great if they had used an off the shelf battery, they would have had to make the unit a lot fatter to fit something like the 18650/18500. They designed this battery to take up all available space in the unit to get maximum battery life. Luckily they are selling the batteries at a very reasonable price of $7.

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  • woo ha says: July 1, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Hey Buzz Whats the word man on thenewest grasshopper vape?Any good news to report? Thanks man for all you do,very much appreciated

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  • Kyle says: July 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    So the Ti version runs cooler than the SS model? Was this your preproduction SS or the production one you found this on?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: July 8, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      I have the SS pre-production unit so i’ll have to do some more testing when I get the final version SS model. It should be on the way.

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  • potampotrygorgeous says: July 23, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Hi Buzz, been reading on your blog, thanks a lot for posting all these reviews! I was wondering about the GH, how was your experience with cleaning the chamber? This is a feature that vaporizers differ on a lot, how well the chambers can be cleaned, and whether the company provides a cleaning tool.. How do you clean it?

    And about grinding. I am new to smoking marijuana, is it not possible to just put the stuff in the vaporizer the way I buy it in the shop? (I live in the Netherlands, it’s legal over here). And if not: is there an everybody-can-do-this-at-home way of grinding my herbs?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: July 23, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Hey! Thanks for checking out my site and I appreciate the kind words. I found the Grasshopoper to be pretty easy to clean especially with the new screen they put in. Most of the vapes are pretty easy to maintain. So you would just wipe out the chamber after a session and then they usually require a good cleaning every two weeks or so depending on your use. Cleaning completely depends on the units but the Grasshopper is probably top 5 in the cleaning/maintenance department. It’s pretty easy.

      As far as a grinder goes, I definitely recommend that you pick up a Santa Cruz Shredder or Space Case to get the best results with most vaporizers. You can just load a full nug that you get from the shop into the Grasshopper and get good results but you will get much better vapor production with a grinder. \

      Let me know if you have any more questions! Sorry about the confusion on the comments, each comment has to be approved before we post them to help battle a lot of spam.

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  • potamotrygorgeous says: July 23, 2015 at 1:55 am

    And perhaps a stupid question (hoping that those don’t exist!): on the website of GH we read what herbs you can vaporize.. we don’t see marijuana there on the list..
    Is this vaporizer not suitable for that??

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    • Buzz Danklin says: July 23, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Most vaporizer companies if not all will NOT say that it’s for marijuana. They do this to get around the laws here in the states. It’s called dry herbs or an herbal vaporizers where the herbs are the mary jane.

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  • Michael says: July 23, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Hi Buzz,
    Never owned a vaporizer before, and i’ve always only smoked joints, due to the fact that i like the high to come slow instead of instant as you get with a bong. Can you tell me how this compares, meaning, would i be able to take small draws, having is last a while, or should i just stick to my joints?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: July 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

      Hey this would work extremely well for you. Matt said when they were designing the Grasshopper that they wanted it to your replaces your pieces/joints. You can keep the temp down pretty low or move it up a bit and take small quick hits and then turn it off. You don’t have to take huge bong clearing hits or anything. You can pop the clicker to turn it on just like a real pen, take your hit, and turn it off.

      The main thing you will notice is the amount of herb you will save. With a join you either smoke the entire thing or put it out and hit it later and it’s not the best. With the Grasshopper, those herbs in the chamber stay good for multiple sessions or you could even just load a small amount to get your couple hits and move on about your day.

      I think this would be a great option for you to replace joints. I noticed a HUGE difference in my health/breathing when I stopped smoking blunts/joints and moved into vaporizers. Let me know if you have any more questions.

      -Buzz

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      • Michael says: July 26, 2015 at 11:57 am

        That’s great info, seems I will have to get the grasshopper. Thank you.

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      • Joe Kelly says: October 5, 2015 at 1:42 pm

        Buzz. I read that combustion results in 90% of the active ingredients going up in smoke, whereas with a vaporiser you get 95% of the active ingredients while 5% remains in the vaped herb.

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        • Buzz Danklin says: December 19, 2015 at 9:07 am

          Some of it will stay behind and thats why I save my AVB or “already vaped bud”. You can use it as an edible with a piece of toast and some peanut butter or look up how to make firecrackers.

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  • Zac says: July 24, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Hiya,
    I’m the opposite of Michael. Will I be able to switch from bongs with this?
    Cheers

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  • Robert E Scott says: July 26, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Semper Fi brother Buzz …..An update on Crafty ….got another one and they are much more durable Fins and outter shell thicker but unit not heavier !
    I find both a quicker heat up and longer battery life For me the best results 1/2
    Bowl with prod.1/2 with clean pad , 3-4 long tasty and cool draws Exc. clouds and it’s spent and so am I….. I get about 5-6 good sessions on a charge ! Also tried 2015 Black Knight and Summit by Vapium Very good for the price My bud got the BK for 89.00 …. They list for more 160.00 and summit 129.00 …..Both very good for price , even better than the higher $ ones BUT NOTHING BEATS THE CRAFTY ! Price on store & Bickle decreased because of the change in Euro ! NOT B’cause initial price was too high Stay kewl and keep in touch RES USMC ret.

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  • JC says: August 8, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    You have two different ratings for the Grasshopper. The Grasshopper review page lists it at 9.1. The “Vaporizer Reviews” drag down menu lists it at 8.9. Is it closer to the Mighty or the Haze?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: August 9, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Hey good catch, thank you. I would say it’s close to the Mighty with the free flowing draws and extremely dense clouds if you want it. Better battery life with the Haze but it’s also a much bigger unit. Just have to decide if you want the portability. Plus the grasshoper and haze have replaceable batteries so that’s always an option. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Chris says: August 12, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Hey there,
    Is there a list of specs or could you list the differences between the SS and TI models? The most up to date order says October, is that accurate?
    Thanks!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: August 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Yea I believe OCT is the right time frame but it seems to change so don’t hold me to it. The only differences between the units is the actual material (SS vs TI). It will cool down faster, scratch less and weigh less than the SS model. Other than that the specs are exactly the same!

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  • MaryJane says: August 14, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Hi Buzz, hope you’re still enjoying your hopper! In fact, that’s my question. Given the reports of overheating/faulty back ends requiring replacement, how is your production unit holding up? BTW we miss you over at FC. Thanks much!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: August 21, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Hey man my Grasshopper is still going strong. One of the things that you have to take into account is that I don’t use my Grasshopper all day everyday like other peeps. I have quite a few vapes to choose from on a daily basis and I mostly just use the CloudEVO/Volcano when I’m at home. So i’m definitely not putting in the hours of these other guys.

      I have dropped it a couple times but nothing serious and it still works flawlessly. I was just using it out at Glacier National Park (Instagram Video Here) and it’s so simple to use. Still love my Grasshopper.

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      • MaryJane says: August 31, 2015 at 3:39 pm

        Awesome, that’s great news. Even with your limited use, you’ve had yours longer than anyone and it’s good to know it’s holding up so well, thanks!

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        • MaryJane says: August 31, 2015 at 4:04 pm

          PS great video! except as a hopperless hiker and nature buff, it made me jealous in multiple ways :D

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  • Al says: August 22, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Hey buzz, very helpful review.

    I am planning to get my grasshopper soon, but I have some questions about battery life. How many hits should you take from a bowl before changing it? Follow up to that question, how many bowls on average can the battery take before dying? I am trying to figure out how many extra batteries I should purchase as I like to have multiple sessions a day without the ability to charge. Any replies are helpful.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: August 27, 2015 at 10:18 am

      I can get about 5-6 bowls per battery sometimes more depending on session lengths, temps, packing type, herb type etc… Three extra batteries would be plenty. That would be good too if you ever needed to use it for a couple days without charging.

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  • JAMIEB says: August 31, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The grasshopper looks awesome but do not like the long wait times. Hopefully one day they will get their business together so they can stock them.

    Anyone have suggestions for vapes that might be as good or almost as good that does herbs real well that can be purchased and shipped within a reasonable amount of time? I have not done much research but so far the two vapes i purchased that were supposed to do herbs do a poor job. What about the silver surfer or crafty?

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  • Jane says: September 30, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I pre-ordered my grasshopper in July 2015 and they said it would ship in September. But Caroline just told today me that now it’s delayed until November… I suppose, since others have been put off for a whole year, then I won’t be able to have mine for another 8 months to a year?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: October 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      I hope that you get it in November. Trust me its worth the wait but Im sorry you had to wait longer than expected.

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  • Jane says: October 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks Buzz. Here’s hoping. :)

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    • Elroy says: January 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Did you get your GH yet Jane?

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  • HightesH says: October 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Namaste
    Absolutely ove your reviews, much respect !
    I rarely get any good Mary Jane around where I live,
    but I get the most amazing Himalayan hashish, which is usually oily to creamy and rarely stiffy.
    I have used the source orb vape kit with it’s many atomiser, but it’s hard to figure the right one for your stash.
    I rarely ever vape Mary Jane but I quite often vape hashish/wax/oil extracted from it.
    The source orb is cool n all but I wish it was more stealthy, it stinks after use, clogs up real easy, hard to clean, heats after3-5 hits, charge doesn’t last as much, have to hold it at a right angle, small chambers and I don’t like the idea of coils, it’s got TI wire wrapped around a quartz (easy to damage with the cleaning stick)(already damaged my hash chamber).
    Sorry for the long review, but my intended question was if GH could vape hashish? Why won’t it vape oil or wax, if the chamber heats up at that kinda temps ?
    I medicate as stealthily as possible mostly on the run. GH seems optimal!
    Would it ship to sunny India?? Hate all this waiting for the right GH upgrade, I know it’s worth the wait.
    ✌️peace

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    • Buzz Danklin says: October 19, 2015 at 1:49 am

      Yea it seems like the Grasshopper is going to be best for dry herbs for the time being. I think they were talking about coming up with a solution for waxes and oils but I haven’t heard anything yet. The Grasshopper is definitely work the wait. Take care brother.

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    • B.Real says: November 24, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      its hard to vape hash, good luck with the that! Most portable pen vapes for concentrates or hash end up just burning it. I know of a desktop flower vape that you can vape some hash in, if you crank up the temp, but the screens get very clogged after 1 use and its annoying. I have never found any good vape for hash, and I think wax and concentrates are garbage so I dont mess with those.

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  • Matt says: October 20, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Excellent review! I cant wait to try one myself!

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  • Lewia says: November 5, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    So if I make a order for the grasshopper realistically how long would I be waiting for it.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: November 5, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      No less than two months is what I would say. So if you ordered now you would possibly get it sometime in Jan 2016. They have just released a new update showing parts to make 3000 units provided everything goes to plan. So production SHOULD start to speed up within the next couple months and once the backers get units then its on to pushing out orders. It’s only going to get better/faster from here and I think they might actually raise prices again. If you don’t miss the $150, my recommendation is to just buy it and it will be a nice surprise when you get the shipping email. It really is the best portable vaporizer out right now IF they can fix the production issues.

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  • Moses says: November 13, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    So is this vape conduction or convection ?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: November 13, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      The Grasshopper is a convection vaporizer.

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  • Vaporents says: November 23, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Seriously impressive review and unit!

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  • VapeFanatic says: November 28, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Hey Buzz, appreciate all your reviews and I find them to be highly credible. I’m looking to get a portable vaporizer now because I’ll be more on the go, so would you recommend the PAX 2 or the GH. It seems to have come down to these two when purchasing a portable. What would you say are the major differences between them, and which one you prefer more. Also which unit seems to give you a better session and high, I will purchase either depending on your thoughts. Thanks man

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    • Buzz Danklin says: November 28, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Really it comes down to are you willing to wait 60-80 days to get your Grasshopper? I think the Grasshopper is the better choice but it does suck that you have to wait so long to get it. Biggest differences would be the Grasshopper has way faster heat up time, lifetime warranty, less money, smaller, more portable, $7 replaceable batteries, convection, can handle varying load sizes and its free flowing whereas the Pax 2 has some draw resistance.

      Now when I say more portable, the Grasshopper is basically a pen. The Pax 2 is still the easiest to pocket and conceal when compared to pretty much every other portable vaporizer on the market. The Grasshopper is also not a good session vaporizer. It heats up in seconds and delivers a session in 1-3 hits depending on load size which is awesome I think. But some people might like the longer Pax 2 sessions. Like 10-15 minutes and getting in a lot more draws to kill the bowl.

      Let me know if you have any more questions. I’ve been hitting the Volcano all day so I’m a bit out of it lol. Have a great weekend man and thanks for checking out my site.

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      • VapeFanatic says: November 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm

        Yeah I’ve read a lot about the long delivery times, and those who recently received them have been experiencing quite a few defects. My main concern is the overall session and medication between the two. Do they yield different results in terms of the feeling of the medication? Which one gets you medicated the best? Also which of the two has better quality or smoother vapor? Lastly which has better taste from what you’ve experienced? Lol sorry for badgering you especially since you’re probably very mellow on this fine Saturday. Hope you have a great weekend too and appreciate you taking out the time to address my selfish needs :)

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        • Buzz Danklin says: November 28, 2015 at 9:32 pm

          They said they had a 9% failure rate on the first run, then they got it down to a bit below 5% rate with a few changes, and now they say they have a few more fixes in the works to lower it further, but they do have the lifetime warranty and have been taking care of anyone with problems asap. They will both get you heavily medicated, but the Grasshopper will do it much quicker, so it seems to feel stronger because it comes on harder/quicker. The Grasshopper vapor tastes better, but it is hotter/dryer since it has a much shorter vapor path (unless you hit it through water/glass) so for smoothness I would have to lean slightly towards the Pax 2.

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          • VapeFanatic says: November 28, 2015 at 10:20 pm

            Have decided to go with the Grasshopper, hopefully the wait will be worth it. Thanks for helping me with my indecisiveness lol, appreciate it!

  • kapattack says: December 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    awesome review. i use my one hitter religiously, its my go-to whenever i need a quick lift. The GH seems like the perfect fit. would you say its more suited as a one hitter than a couch session unit.
    also, i didn’t see any temp settings. thanks.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: December 3, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      It is definitely better as an on demand quick hitter than a session vape because it heats up nearly instantly and extracts the bowls very fast. The hopper has 5 notches that correspond to the following temps: 1=130c/266f 2=150c/302f 3=170c/338f 4=190c/374f and 5=210c/410f. You can set the dial anywhere in-between the numbers to customize the temps even further.

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      • Jim Cerbes says: March 19, 2017 at 10:04 am

        I would like to know what the heating coil is made what material I heard tuntsion is best (sorry about spelling ) do u know please let me know thanks Jim

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        • Buzz Danklin says: March 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm

          Hey Jim, The Grasshopper does not actually use a heating coil like most pens, it actually has a 3d printed (direct metal laser sintering) heater that the air flows through. Unfortunately I am not sure what material the heater is, but I do know that the coil heater designs get MUCH hotter, enough to glow brightly which is why the material is very important for them.

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  • Luke says: December 8, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    How is the Gsh performing 6 months on?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: December 15, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Still kicking ass, been using it on the ski hill quite a bit lately, the cold definitely lowers the battery life, but the instant heat up is so nice for quick chairlift top ups!

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  • António Lontro says: December 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Hey, thank you for your review. I’m in doubt between the GH and the Atmos Boss. Which one do you recommend and which are the most differences on them. I tried to find comparative review but nothing so far.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: December 19, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      I definitely prefer the Grasshopper more. The biggest difference is that the GH is a convection unit, whereas the Boss is a conduction unit. Overall the GH has better flavor, denser vapor, quicker heatup, replaceable batteries, and a better warranty.

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  • Angel says: December 27, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Do you have any idea on their shipping as of now? I was looking to order one within the next few days, but I was wondering if their wait time is still around two months.

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  • Angel says: December 27, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I don’t understand why such a long wait time. I’m not in a hurry for one , but it does put plenty of worries in my head. So I won’t order until I understand the way too long shipping delay.

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  • Jacob says: December 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks for all the great reviews buzz, you’re definitely my favorite vape reviewer. Looking forward to your grasshopper review video!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: January 11, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Jacob! It’s coming soon! I just keep getting snowy/cloudy weather that’s good for skiing but not filming too much lately. I’ll get on it as soon as we get a nice day for recording.

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      • Jacob says: March 1, 2016 at 10:34 pm

        I’ll keep checking for it. I actually just bought one of the grasshoppers from a retail kit on ebay, very excited. Also gonna be visiting Denver soon, maybe I’ll see you on the slopes!

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  • Martin Bee says: January 2, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Hi. First, I never owned a vaporizer before, bit I am convinced the Grashopper is the one I want, thanks to your review. BUT, I still need answers, just to make sure. First, how do you know your load is empty and needs new Herbs? Second, the vapor is hot, yes, but is it uncomfortable? I also read the word “harsh” to describe the vapor… Will this make someone cough and irritate lungs and throat? Then, about the heat of the unit, will a long pull actualy burn your lips without the silicon mouthpiece? I mean, there is hot and Hotter! Finaly, it is sad you did not try the Ti version. I can’t find a review to make sure it is worth the extra 50$ US (which right now in Canada means 69.25$ CAN). Then, for the Ti unit, plus the import charges and the mail cost would result in a (aproximated 240$ US that converts to a rounded 330$ CAN). Thank you for all the informations.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: January 14, 2016 at 9:06 am

      1. You’ll notice the chamber is completed when the clouds become less dense, the herbs taste a little harsher and are a dark brown to brown color. The chamber is pretty decent size so the amount of hits you will get really depends on the load size that you will be using and how aggressive your hits are. You’ll definitely figure it out with use.

      2. The vapor isn’t uncomfortable and it’s really on “harsh” on the highest temp and multiple people sessioning. If it’s one person, you can control the speed at which you draw and the temps to keep the vapor cooler on your throat. If you are ripping the Grasshopper multiple times with pretty aggressive hits then yes the vapor does get hot and that’s why I prefer to use it with glass on the higher temps. I also use higher temps when im out on the mountain skiing because the ambient temp drops the temp of the vapor as well.

      3. I don’t use the mouthpiece with just me. But if I add in a buddy vaping with me, and the unit doesn’t have time to cool down in between hits, then yes, you will need to use the silicon mouthpiece. Just work on turning it on, taking your hit, then half way through your hit or 3/4 of the way through, just click it back off, and use the heat from the unit to continue to draw and this will also simultaneously cool down your Grasshopper.

      4. I have a blue TI unit. Here is my Grasshopper Titanium unboxing of the base TI model. (no color) I think that overall it’s slightly cooler temps and definitely less prone to scratches. The dollar is so strong right now, thats crazy normally we’re paying more to get into Canada.

      Sorry for the late reply, hopefully this still helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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  • HerbalBliss420 says: January 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Great review! I have a Magic Flight Launch Box now and LOVE it! The only downside for me is the covert aspect, which is why I’m considering a Grasshopper. But I’m wondering if you could answer a couple of questions – How dry does your herb have to be? I’ve found that the drier the better with my MFLB. How fine of a grind? Again, finer is better with my MFLB. Can you keep the Grasshopper loaded without any problems of it losing herb through the mouthpiece? Thanks for your sacrifice and tireless efforts in reviewing vapes!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: February 19, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      The Grasshopper is much more forgiving than the mflb, like you mentioned the mflb really needs a fine grind and dry herb to fully shine. With the Grasshopper you can use any type of grind fine or coarse, but if you do grind the herb very finely you will need to clean the screen more often. Since the heater is very powerful it can even vape moist herbs quite well, and you can leave the GH packed and nothing will come out

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  • Dr greenthumb says: February 11, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Hi Wizard, love everything you do. Enough info on the interwebs but your’s has relevance and significance. So big up.

    I own a crafty and a volcano. Love them both but on the go the battery life of the crafty really Lets me down. Sometimes just 2 bowls. I’m planning to trade it in for a mighty but sincefor it’s rather big i’m thinking of a second vape for on the go because the mighty might be too big for some situations and it’s great to have a back-up with replaceable batteries. So i’m thinking about getting a gh, waiting is no problem as i have my crafty already. Do you think this is a wise choice wizard? How does it compare to a crafty/mighty? Any alternatives? And is there a difference between stainless steel and titanium?

    One love and keep up the good work!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: February 19, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Thank you very much for the compliments, I appreciate the kind words. That is unfortunate that your Crafty battery is only lasting 2 bowls now, but the Mighty will definitely solve the problem. I prefer using my Mighty over the Crafty, but like you mentioned sometimes it is just not portable enough. I do think the GH would be the best choice for an ultra portable unit to go along with the Mighty. As far as SS vs Ti, the main difference to me is the extra scratch resistance and lighter weight the Ti provides, they perform basically identical. Also snag a few extra batteries, because $7 is really cheap, if you look at other manufacturers with replaceable batteries they are much more expensive.

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  • Jane says: February 14, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Cleaning….you said just wipe out the basket/chamber. What does that mean? Do you use alcohol to get the sticky stuff off? Can you give a more complete answer as to how to clean this thing (how to get the sticky stuff off the chamber and screen)? Thanks

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    • Buzz Danklin says: February 19, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      I use a paper towel or q-tip with 91% isopropyl alcohol on it to wipe out the bowl/oven/chamber, and then I also wipe down the screen and the rest of the inside of the mouthpiece. I give everything a quick and easy wipe down until it’s no longer sticky, then let it dry for a few minutes, and that is all there is to it. Compared to most portable vaporizers the grasshopper is easy and quick to clean.

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  • Chuck says: March 3, 2016 at 10:33 am

    What would you recommend: firefly 2 or the grasshopper?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 4, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      I really love them both, the GH is smaller, more portable, a bigger ripper and cheaper, but the FF2 produces smoother and tastier vapor, and it works amazing with concentrates. I would go for the GH if you want a unit on the go, but if you are looking for something to use around the house, or at a friends etc, the Firefly 2 vapor quality is top tier.

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  • bob says: March 5, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    have you ever tried the gh with concentrates

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 19, 2016 at 11:44 am

      I have not tried the GH with concentrates yet. But I have seen a few people have decent luck using concentrates wrapped in organic cotton and then loaded into the GH

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  • M@ says: March 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Very well done review!

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  • Brandon Vig says: March 18, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Does anyone know if they are still severely backed up on orders? I ordered mine a few days ago and it still says estimated shipping in April. Wondering how accurate that is? Anyone order one recently and can comment on this?

    Thank you in advance.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 19, 2016 at 11:29 am

      They still seem to be quite backed up, I will actually be in Colorado in a few weeks and I plan to try stopping by HopperLabs to see how everything is moving along.

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    • Amber says: March 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      My experience is I ordered last August with then estimated delivery of September, and I’m still waiting. They tend not to move the date until the current estimated date hits so you won’t know till April if it’s getting moved, but I’d say yes cause of how backed up they still are. Hoping it’s worth the wait!!!

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    • Candace Rice says: March 27, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Don’t count on it. They have been putting me off since October 2015. Every month they extend the shipping date. I am going to ask for my money back. I am tired of being jerked around. Poor business practice. Do not order unless you don’t mind waiting 6 months. They are not honest about the shipping dates. Buyer Beware!

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    • russel street says: April 1, 2016 at 5:23 am

      ordered mine in mid-jan 2016,they estimated march. april 1st still waiting

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      • Rob says: July 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm

        Ordered mine mid-January. Still waiting mid-July. Glad I didn’t wait and got a Pax 2.

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  • Amber says: March 24, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Waiting on my GH for months now, but looks like soon.

    Do you agree the Grasshopper is a true vape, no combustion?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 26, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Yes. Convection heating and no combustion.

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  • Mike says: April 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I’m wondering if everyone who has pre-ordered is having the same experience as me. I pre-ordered this device at the beginning of December with an estimated shipping of February. Every time the month passed that was the expected shipping date they have changed it to the proceeding month. It is now April and they updated their shipping speeds once again, but this time adding two months on to it. The expected shipping is now sometime in May “supposedly.” Are people actually getting their devices or is the company not following through with fullfillment?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Hey Mike, unfortunately this is definitely happening to others as well. People are still getting units, just not as fast as they should be due to Hopperlabs having delays. I was actually able to stop by their facility this week on Monday while I was in Colorado. They were having new manufacturing equipment being set up, they had new assembly employees, and as I was leaving another large machine was dropped off by a semi-truck. So they are definitely moving in the right direction, it’s unfortunate they can’t seem to nail down the estimates, but at least things look to be moving along well and ramping up now.

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    • Chris says: April 7, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Ive been reading preorders from december 2014 and jan 2015 still havnt shipped and there est ship dates were all updated every month stringing them along this whole time for now over a year. January 2016 preorder here. I want to know if we are going to be waiting that long.

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      • Buzz Danklin says: April 13, 2016 at 10:15 pm

        It looks like they have updated pre-order dates again recently, and Trevor posted on Reddit saying they had a few unexpected bumps in the road causing the earlier push back and that they thought they would be accurate with the current estimates. When I was at their office about a week ago it looked like they were ramping up production while also cutting production time per unit so I think and hope they will be catching up on orders soon.

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    • Rick says: May 8, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      I ordered mine last May, and every month get the message that it’s coming the following month. All my friends think this is a big joke, that it’s pure vaporware that will never come.

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      • Buzz Danklin says: May 8, 2016 at 7:38 pm

        I understand and feel your frustration. You are getting really close though! They are finally starting to produce them at a rapid pace and are making good ground on their order list. Your friends will change their tune real quick once you get it from messing with you, to asking to hit the vape!

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  • Chris says: April 7, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Hey Buzz, new to vaping been looking at your reviews alot. Bought the MFLB a year ago and sold it after a few months it sat more then i used it. I learned the technique of it but i want to take huge rips from a vape and pull on it not sip. Anyways i preordered the GH Ti Blue in January 2016. its what i think i want based on being able to just rip hard and using it in a 14mm water piece. I am very parahnoid i wont get my unit for a very long time, like a year or more. Didnt pay attention the forums much until now and reading what people are saying im sketched out. I really want the GH but thinking about pulling the plug. That wait is freaking crazy. You really think they will ramp up enough in prodution to catch for over a years worth of units quickly or do you think ill be waiting a year? Or do you not know? Lol

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      I don’t know for sure, but judging from what I saw when I was at their shop on Monday, it really looked like they were ramping up production and they would start catching up on orders quick. They were adding more employees, more automation, and they were cutting production time per unit so they were basically attacking it from all angles.

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  • RAFAL MARKOWICZ says: April 16, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Hello vapemaniacs!
    Anybody received his vape ordered this year? I’m confused about waiting time, paid my order early in march.
    Peace

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 16, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      I do not believe anyone who has ordered in 2016 has received their units yet due to the delays. I also saw that they have updated their estimated shipping dates against recently to reflect current production. I would log into your account and see if your shipping has been updated.

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      • eLpoLako says: April 19, 2016 at 7:23 am

        my estimated delivery been moved from may to july… this is crazy

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        • eLpoLako says: May 14, 2016 at 8:52 am

          with the Firefly in a hand delivered in 2 days I’m still waiting for GH…
          hope is worth waiting and has better battery life than Firefly

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          • Buzz Danklin says: May 18, 2016 at 3:28 pm

            If you are comparing the battery to the Firefly 1, I would say the GH is better, but if you are comparing the battery to the Firefly 2, I would say the FF2 battery is definitely better, however the Grasshopper replacement batteries only cost $7 which is really cheap compared to other portables like the Firefly, so I suggest people pick up 1 or 2 extra.

  • Dave says: April 29, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    How many charges does the GH battery hold before it should be recycled and replaced? Wondering how many batteries I should order with my GH. 2 is enough for rotation, but if lifespan is short and shipping is expensive to Europe, might as well order extras…

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    • Buzz Danklin says: April 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      I have not had any of my batteries go bad from too many charge cycles yet, but I do have a handful of batteries I rotate through. Since the batteries are so cheap at $7 (while most spare vape batteries cost ~$30) I would suggest just picking up 1 or 2 more than you think you need.

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  • Brian Townsend says: May 18, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I purchased an epen year’s ago and was very disappointed, it was not a chamber but a heating coil and this burnt my herb ,it was more like a grill than vape.. That was my first vape pen and it put me off.. is this the same?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: May 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      You are smart to be wary of vape pens, basically most of them are designed for concentrates with a coil that heats up, but they still market them for dry herbs and they just combust. The Grasshopper is the first pen that actually works really well with dry herbs, it truly vaporizes and does not combust.

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  • Bill says: June 11, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I like your review. Thank you. I look forward to some day receiving a unit which I have been awaiting for 10 months. Frankly these folks may be good engineers but producers they ain’t. I can’t believe they couldn’t use a good experienced production manager and three 8 hours a day 7 day a week production teams to assure that their word is not BS and that there may be a chance that the firm is operating for the life time of the unit. Nice Idea, well financed holiest production.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: June 13, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      Hopefully your unit comes soon! I saw hopper labs shipped out 1600 units last month (May 2016), which was their monthly record, so I am glad to see they are getting their production speed up there, its just unfortunate it took this long, and they got such a huge backlog of orders in the process.

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  • Robert Mac Donald says: July 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I just received my titanium after a 14+ month wait. I also have an Arizer Air and like it. The hopper is a great quick hitter and definitely produces nice clouds and gets you medicated quick. I believe HL is trying to refine and produce this vape as quickly as possible. They recently said the circuit board has half as many components as the original. They’re still refining things as they try to ramp up production. Not an easy task. Hopefully the waits continue to get shorter.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: July 10, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks for sharing, I am glad to hears yours arrived and it’s treating your well. I think the GH and the Air pair quite well together, now you have the Air for the session unit, or vaping with friends, and the GH for the quick hits and on the go. Its nice their production numbers are growing each month and more and more people are finally getting them in their hands!

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  • Leslie T says: July 11, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Here’s a heads up on wait times. I ordered the Grasshopper in Nov 2015 for xmas then was told it would arrive in Feb 2016. I was content to wait but have been strung along month by month. The latest update says ” Although we did not get through all orders that were estimated to ship in June, we did get through the majority of them. …However, we completed all pre-orders from March, April and May 2015 this month. [July 2016]”

    At this rate I won’t get my pen until 2017- maybe. Very disappointing. They obviously launched prematurely before they were remotely ready for production. So they have lost this customer until they get their act together.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: July 18, 2016 at 10:52 am

      I understand and that sucks it’s taking so long. They are improving production monthly it seems but the demand is also increasing because everyone wants one. Hopefully you’ll jump back in as soon as they can get things sped up. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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  • Lisa says: July 26, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Any comment on the Arizer Air vs. the Grasshopper? One person use.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: July 30, 2016 at 10:03 am

      Grasshopper for portability and the Air for home-use with on the go capabilities. The glass stem on the Air makes a little harder to pocket and that’s why I really love the Grasshopper. It’s super easy to get in quick sessions and go about your day.

      Now some people prefer the session of the Air over the Grasshopper. Much cooler vapor, tastier and not quite as harsh. But it takes a lot longer to heat up and your sessions will last 5-15 minutes depending on the herb, pack type, and temps.

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  • Danny Cummings says: August 26, 2016 at 11:51 am

    What do you think about the Summit Plus by Vapium? I’ve been told, for the price (approx $150), that it’s a great product and comparable to the higher priced vaporizers. Would you agree? Ill be using it for medicinal purposes, so looking to get a good amount of vapour, but due to a lung condition, there can be no chance of combustion.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: August 27, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Definitely a solid unit for the price and very portable. I haven’t really had enough time to compare to others in the price range but definitely no combustion. Worst case scenario is that you have to do some stirring in between hits to mix up the chamber. But so far it definitely seems really good for $149.

      Models like the Air, SOLO, and CFX are in that price range but nowhere near as portable as the Summit Plus. I also think the Summit plus might be the cheapest vaporizer with a full temp spectrum (minus the Flowermates). My only complaint so far would be the draw resistance but it’s comparable to other models in that price range. Just not as free flowing as something like the Crafty/Mighty.

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  • James says: September 2, 2016 at 11:58 am

    So yeah…not so crazy about the Grasshopper. Been a back and forth proposition to get the switch fixed which they cannot seem to do! I’ve sent it in THREE times since February when I finally received it….TWO YEARS AFTER THE ORIGINAL DELIVERY DATE.

    The switch is defective. it takes sometimes 6 times to click it before it engages and I’ve just about had my fill. They are no longer replying in a timely manner….and the last time I sent it in for the switch defect, they sent it back saying they gave me a whole *new body*.

    AND THE SWITCH STILL STICKS AND DOESN’T TURN IT ON.

    I’m not happy.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: September 4, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      I had to replace the back end twice on mine but now the unit works just fine. I think they had issues with earlier models but have since come up with a fix for it. Are they sending out a new one>? Whats the status with it now?

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  • Ryan says: October 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Hi and thanks for the review. I was wondering if the entire unit gets hot after some use, doesn’t that in effect mean it’s not pure convection and some degree of conduction occurs?
    When I read the reviews of other vaporizers, I notice that they advertise their units as convection units, but when you read more about it you realize that in fact it is not pure convection.

    In terms of pure convection, are there other devices aside from Grasshopper and Firefly2? (If these two are actually pure convection)

    Thanks for your answer in advance.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: October 3, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Hey Ryan, like you mentioned any unit is going to absorb some heat after repeated use and start to get heat soaked. The GH does not heat anything but the air, and then the hot air is drawn through the oven, but the oven will slowly soak up that heat. When I have did a convection test I loaded the oven full, then turned the GH on to max temp, and let it sit there cooking until it auto turned off, then I turned it right back on and let it cook another cycle (with no draws) then I emptied the bowl, and I found it was roughly 90% green and not even starting to cook still, and only the very bottom directly next to the heater started to slightly yellow, no where near the brown it will eventually turn to after a few draws. So overall I would say the first few draws are 100% convection, however if you rip the unit back to back over and over it slowly incorporate more conduction, but its still probably 80-90% convection even after getting heat soaked. As far as other pure convection devices go, I have the Firewood V3, and the Elevape Smart Vape, which are both battery powered convection units, but I definitely use and prefer my FF2 and my GH much more. There are also quite a few convection butane units, with my favorites being the Lotus, and especially the StickyBrick.

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      • Ryan says: October 4, 2016 at 1:17 am

        Thanks a lot for your quick response. I’ll ask a few more questions and then decide between the Grasshopper and Firefly2. I read both of your reviews and all the comments and these are my concerns now:

        1- Does the mouthpiece in FF2 not get hot at all? I noticed you mentioned you didn’t smell plastic when using it, but is there any concern as to the plastic heating up and releasing chemicals or is the vapor completely cool? I’ve never used a vaporizer myself and am just asking this based on other people’s experiences.

        2- You convinced me that GH is mostly convection even at its hottest. But I noticed on the FF2 page you mentioned to get best results you need to stir the bowl or pack loosely and shake it. I assume this is for consistency. How would you compare FF2 with GH in terms of better convection effect?

        3- Also assuming you have the same amount of herb, which one of the GH or FF2 goes through it faster? In other words, which one gives you better control not to go through everything quickly?

        Thanks again for your time. I only have money to buy one vaporizer and with the falling Canadian dollars against USD, I should make this one count!

        By the way, if you enjoy snowboarding, make sure you visit Banff once if you haven’t already. You won’t regret it. :D

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        • Buzz Danklin says: October 5, 2016 at 11:38 am

          Hey Ryan,

          1 – The FF2 mouthpiece does NOT get hot at all. The vapor path has a lot of surface area, so by the time the vapor gets to the actual mouthpiece it is fully cool. Most vaporizers have hot vapor and mouthpieces, the FF2 vapor path really does an impressive job cooling

          2 – I would say they are both a vast majority convection, however any unit will start to get heat soaked if you draw hot air through the unit for a long enough time. I would say the Grasshopper would heat soak faster,and start to incorporate a little bit of conduction before the FF2 would. The FF2 has a wider and shallower bowl, so it won’t always vape the entire bowl perfectly evenly without an occasional stir, since the GH bowl is thinner/longer it does a better job of evenly vaping without stirring.

          3 – I would say that both units are capable of finishing a bowl quite fast, with the GH being able to do it in 1-2 rips if you have the lung capacity for a 30 second or longer draw, whereas the FF2 usually takes at minimum 3 big draws to finish a bowl. On the flip side, both units can really nurse a bowl and savor it for a long time if you use lower temps, and shorter/smaller draws. If you want to savor the flavor and enjoy your bowl as long as possible it is easier with the FF2, but will work with both.

          Banff is definitely on my to-do list! Do you prefer Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, or should I just hit both when I make it up there? I also want to check out Fernie, which is only a few hours north of me, have you hit that one up? If you are ever down at Whitefish Mountain Resort, hit me up!

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          • Ryan says: October 5, 2016 at 9:54 pm

            Thanks a lot for taking the time to respond fast. I’m going to order mine now :)

            I haven’t been to Fernie, no. But I’ll check it out now that you mentioned it. Sunshine Village and Louise are both good, sometimes one’s more icy than the other. There are lots of places to see all the way to Jasper, if you get out of the more touristy areas.
            Best of luck with everything.

  • DLV says: October 7, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    First of all, I know it’s been a while, but it’s the first time I’ve seen this review and it’s excellent, thank you. I just checked and they’re now shipping next month, so I guess the score has gone up a little. I wanted to ask about the ‘Lifetime Warranty’. What’s the catch? There’s no way this company is guaranteeing that 20 years from now the product will still be working like new. There must be some limit on it, unless they’re actually planning on supplying their customers with free replacement vaporizers for the rest of their lives for a one-time fee of $175. That one feature alone should earn it a 10. If it’s for real. So, is there any interesting “fine print” concerning this generous “Lifetime Warranty”?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: November 16, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      AFAIK, no fine print. It’s legit but I agree it’s a little crazy!

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  • Roei Zilber says: October 19, 2016 at 9:00 am

    hi..
    do you know if there are any news with the GH production efficiency?
    i may be tempted to order one, but very afraid of just waiting for shipment,
    especially when i needed it to be delivered to Israel,
    and hoping i’ll get a new gen non-defective unit, etc.
    trying to contact GH support for some kind of estimation.

    thanks.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: October 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      It’s getting better but only slightly for now. I think people are still having to wait 6+ months for a Grasshopper.

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  • eric r says: December 3, 2016 at 12:21 am

    i would buy two,
    one for backup

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  • Milt P says: December 24, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    just got the gh they did not lying about this one it works great. I ordered in Mar. 2016 got it 12/23 if you are looking to buy they shipping is now within
    one month. this is my tenth vape and never had one that worked this good.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: December 24, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      Awesome! Glad you finally got it and it’s working up to your expectations.

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  • tom says: January 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Hi there … I’ve been using my grasshopper since October and its broken twice… Both times hopper replaced it immediately, no questions asked. And now it is breaking slowly again… The heat sensor is the problem. It does not break immediately but gets more and more unreliable over a couple of weeks then gives up. Sad cause I love the pen, I think it is a great design, and short battery life or heat, I’m happy to live due to the ease and speed of use…. I just wish the unit was reliable… I’ll stick with it, using the warranty service and hope the technology is improved.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: January 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      Hey Tom, I am sorry to hear that you are having problems. Their reliability issues really seem to be sporadic, some people like you have repeated problems, and others have no problems at all with extended heavy use. I just came across this post recently. One person who emailed me recently speculated his two units might have burned out from overheating because he frequently left the unit on and running until it auto-shutoff. This made me think about my own use, and I realize I almost always click mine after each draw. I basically shut it off during the very end of my draw, or right afterwards whether I am using it on the go, or using it through glass at home so I essentially never let mine reach auto-shutoff. I would be curious to hear about your use.

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  • David Rapp says: January 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    This company is so jacked up its unreal. I ordered one as a gift in early December as a present the ship date said December 23rd so I told the person their present may be a little late. Early January I emailed them to let me know why the hold up and the customer service was very short and almost seemed irritated that i even asked about the ship date. Trying to be nice at that point when I was extremely irritated I told them that I was mostly frustrated because it was a gift and that I received no heads up about the delay. They again emailed me again doing nothing but, “Assuring its Quality” and that its worth the wait and again leaving a short smart remark back which again did not include any information that I wanted about my order. I left it alone and waited again patiently for an order I should have already received. It is now January 24th. Still no Grasshopper still no information and they sent me an advertisement two days ago too purchase a Grasshopper. I was so furious because I honestly even forgot about the order since it is a gift. I rechecked my order information go figure the order is still In Progress and has not shipped I emailed them that day upon this realization and have yet to receive a reply. The hassle of getting this product is not worth the quality of it. I would never recommend this company to anyone and if you are thinking of getting one save yourself the trouble and buy a PAX or something along those lines.

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  • Francesco says: January 30, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Buzz!! My compliments for the Amazing job you doing be
    Here!! Do you even know if the battery chamber is completly separated and sealed from the oven and the air never enter in contact with the battery?? Thank you very very much for you answer Buzz!!

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    • Buzz Danklin says: January 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      The battery compartment is separate and sealed from the vapor path! Thanks Francesco!

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  • Marc says: February 1, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Any update on shipping time now? Ordered a week ago, super excited, but not going to be happy if i have to wait longer than the 3-4 weeks they said…thx alot. Just read this whole thing, very interesting

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    • Buzz Danklin says: February 3, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      From what I have seen with the latest shipping confirmations they do seem to be on course since January for 3-4 week delivery, but only time will tell

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  • Kuda says: February 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Which do you prefer, grasshopper or Firewood 4? Both two are on demand vapers. I heard that the air becomes less hot in Firewood 4 with cooling unit. Do you know if there is a meaningful difference between GH with silicone mouthpiece and Firewood 4 alone or with cooling unit? I want an on-demand convection vaporizer but I’m still doubting about one wich doesn’t annoy my throat. My aim is medical pain management.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: February 10, 2017 at 12:18 am

      I do not have the FW4 yet unfortunately, but I do have the FW3. Between the Grasshopper and the FW3 I definitely prefer the Grasshopper. While the Firewood tastes just as good, and the vapor is slightly cooler it is MUCH less consistent overall and difficult to get the rips I am looking for. If I am with a friend I can hand them the hopper and it will just work, but if I pass the Firewood to a friend, I have to coach them, and they will still generally not have much success until they use it a handful of times.

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  • Herbie says: February 14, 2017 at 9:43 am

    You’ve probably already done this, but can you tell us which battery charger you found for these batteries? I get the feeling they are custom (Model # GHB2 sounds custom!) and wouldn’t want to damage them with an inappropriate match. I bought 3 extras with my pen (which arrived yesterday – woo hoo !!) and don’t want to have to charge them one by one in the pen.

    Thanks in advance.

    Oh, and the pen is a five star winner so far. Got the cheap-o version: stainless rather than titanium. But I now wish I’d gone ahead and bought titanium, just because I know this is going to be my go-to vape and will get LOTS of use at home and abroad. (I’ll never spend another $ at K-whatsisname again …)

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    • Buzz Danklin says: February 23, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      lol :) I definitely agree! The Grasshopper is my go to along with the Mighty. I recommend the Nitecore i2 – http://amzn.to/2jCte66

      Thanks for the comment and checking out my site!! Take care Herbie!

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  • Mike Mac says: February 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Hey Buzz,

    Do you have any suggestions for a portable charging set up for the GH batteries? Looking for something I can use maybe for a weekend camping trip. I already have a USB battery pack but I was wondering what is best to charge the batteries.

    Sorry if you mentioned this elsewhere, I was looking around the site.

    Love all of your reviews, I’ve been on the fence with which vape to get and finally landed on the GH.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • eli says: February 20, 2017 at 5:14 am

    can you viped somting else with this vipe exept of herbs? like hash or vaks ??

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    • Buzz Danklin says: February 23, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      The Grasshopper is specifically for dry herbs.

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  • Marshall says: February 24, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    I am currently looking for a pure convection vape with super fast heat up time, naturally my decision has come down to the Grasshopper or the Firefly. I would like to use it like you would use a pipe, for a quick draw between games or in small downtime without wasting any herb and while doing it as quickly as possible. Portability and discreteness is not an issue for me, the price difference is something to think about, though its not a big deal. FF2 or Grasshopper?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: February 28, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      The only problem with the Grasshopper is the short vapor path creates warmer draws and hotter temps on the mouthpiece. The good thing about the Grasshopper over the Firefly 2 is that the Grasshopper can load as little as .02 grams and still vape it evenly without any problems. The Firefly 2 needs to be fully packed for best results. YOu don’t have to vape the entire firefly 2 chamber but you’ll have that herb in the chamber until you vape it all.

      I do like the taste, smoothness and temp of the vapor quality with the Firefly 2 better than the Grasshopper and the main reason I would go with the Grasshopper over the Firefly 2 is portability. So it seems like the best vaporizer for your specific situation might be the Firefly 2. The Grasshopper is the easiest of the two to use by far, but I think you’ll be happy with the overall performance of the Firefly 2.

      I really don’t think you can go wrong with either unit, especially with the lifetime warranty on the Grasshopper but unless you need the discreetness/portability, I would recommend the Firefly 2.

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  • Sam says: March 1, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I am sold on this gadget. But I have access only to hash, not weed. Will the GH do the trick with hash and vape it? Pls drop me a line. Thanks very much in advance.

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 3, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      I don’t believe that Grasshopper will vape hash. Just dry herb.

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  • Sam says: March 1, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I just saw your response to the same question! Could you please recommend a small gadget like GH that would do the trick with hash?

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    • Buzz Danklin says: March 3, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      I don’t have any experience with hash so I can’t really help you out in that department. Have you tried anything or will this be your first vaporizer?

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