Grasshopper Vaporizer Review


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The Grasshopper vaporizer by Hopper Labs is the first vaporizer to come to fruition via crowdfunding. It has taken them a while to get to where they are today in 2018 with the original crowdfunding backers waiting roughly 18 months to get their units, followed to a pre-order period during 2015 and 2016 with wait times as long as 6 months. Now as of 2018 they are shipping on-demand with no more pre-ordering.

The first thing that blew me away when I got my Grasshopper 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. The next thing you will notice is that it has a spinning dial on the back end that allows you to fully adjust the temperature from  130 °C – 210 °C (266 °F – 410 °F).

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 my other light portable vapes and to find the Grasshopper (65g) was roughly 30 grams lighter than the brand new Pax 3 vaporizer which came was next in line (95g).

Grasshopper Vaporizer Review

Grasshopper Labs

The Grasshopper is currently rated a 9.1 out of 10. It is one of the highest rated portables excelling in size/portability as well as discreetness due to the quick sessions and is one of the least smelly vapes.

When you have the grasshopper in your hands you will really notice the quality and craftsmanship of the unit, it just feels really nice, the clicker feels great, and everything threads nicely. You can order the Grasshopper directly from Hopper Labs for $225 for the Stainless Steel version.

Or you can pick up the Titanium Grasshopper for $265. Both units come with a lifetime warranty.

Update 6/3/2019: It’s important to note that the Grasshopper vaporizer is NOT the most reliable vaporizer. It has had many issues with not only the physical parts of the device but with customer service, shipping times and often delayed deadlines. I personally have had great luck with my units but sadly that is not the case with everyone. They do seem to be repairing units quicker and they are getting much more reliable after the latest upgrades.

I’m not saying don’t buy the Grasshopper, I’m saying don’t buy the Grasshopper if it will be your only vaporizer. The odds of you having to send it back in for repair are higher than other vapes I recommend. With that said, It’s honestly one of the best portable dry herb vape pens to hit the market but only when it works. That’s about all I can say. It does come with a lifetime warranty but be prepared for it to take some time to get back to you after its fixed. Let me know if you have any questions about current shipping times or repair rates down below in the comments.

Size, Weight & Portability (SS vs TI)

Grasshopper Vape Pen ComparisonThe Grasshopper is one of the smallest and most concealable vapes currently on the market. Even smaller than the Pax 3. 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 still noticed the weight difference between the two models, most people like the decreased weight with the titanium unit, however, a few people I have talked to do enjoy the extra weight of the SS.

Outside the weight difference, the other main difference is that the Ti hopper will not pick up as many scratches going through your day to day activities.

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.

Grasshopper InternalsMy 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 so the previous method of turning the hopper off in between each draw is helpful for the heat as well. The Grasshopper also comes with a silicone mouthpiece that fits on the end of the hopper and helps keep your lips cool, and it also fits perfect with a 14mm water pipe adapter.

I personally don’t use the silicone mouthpiece anymore unless I am vaping through glass, but some people use it often.

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 nearly 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 Arizer Air or Pax 3, you can sit with those and take 10-15+ draws 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 prefer a quicker on-demand vape.

Chamber Info, Grind Preference and Demo

The chamber is good sized the overall size of the vape. I was able to get up to .3 grams with a tight pack and a fine grind. However my I normally pack in .1 or .2g. One great thing about the Grasshopper is that it will work great with a completely filled chamber, or you can even just throw in a few crumbs and vape. Whereas a lot of other vapes work best only with a full chamber. Since the Grasshopper is very strong you can completely vape an entire bowl in only a few draws if you have the lung-power. It also cooks the bowl very evenly with no need to stir. If you want to see a bunch of back to back hopper bowls with my roommate, check out the Grasshopper Demo Video below:

Grasshopper Vaporizer Demo

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 few extra batteries and just swap them rather than have to plug in the USB charger but you can do that as well.

The included charger has a really cool design, it magnetically hooks to the back of the charger and charges via usb. The charger had a few issues with the original version, but it has been redesigned and it works great now. I do however still use my external nitecore-i2 charger more often than the USB charger since I can charge 2 batteries at once.

Grasshopper Accessories

Included with the Grasshopper will be the mouthpiece guard, extra mouthpiece screens and the USB charging system. They also just released the PFE (Performance Front End) which doubles as a water pipe adapter (without using the silicone mp) and it also increases airflow which is my favorite part. It is not necessary, but it is an enjoyable upgrade over the stock mouthpiece.

Grasshopper Vaporizer Warranty

The 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 Plus. The Firefly 2+ vaporizer 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. The Firefly 2 PLUS won’t hit as hard as the Grasshopper, but it has smoother/cooler vapor, and works great with concentrates.

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 consistent 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, and now years later I am still dragging my hopper around Skiing, biking, and just out on the town. No vape is like the Grasshopper. On-demand heat, Discreet size, and smell, large bowl, evenly vapes herbs, and a lifetime warranty.

Whether you are looking for your first vape or you are a vape connoisseur you will fall in love once you hold it, and realize how quick it heats up. 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 a pipe experience. It’s supposed to be fast and get you medicated quickly, but you can also stop using it mid-bowl without wasting your herbs. It does all of this very well while being the size of a pen.

Update 2017: Grasshoppers are officially shipping on-demand with no pre-orders! Click here to pick yours up directly from Grasshopper.

Update 1/15/17: Grasshopper has just released limited edition heat treated Grasshoppers. They are pricey at $350, but they are each hand made and one of a kind if you are looking for something unique.

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

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  • 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?

    • 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.

      • bill h says: June 26, 2017 at 3:29 pm

        The Grasshopper is not reliable, I have 2 in the family one broke after 2 months, and the new one I just got broke after 5 days. I am returning the 2nd one. Don’t buy this unit and check Redit for other comments

        • Buzz Danklin says: July 2, 2017 at 11:32 am

          I’ve had a back end go bad but they replaced it immediately and I’ve had no problems since. I’m going on over a year now. Some people have ZERO issues and others have tons of issues. I think that the way people use it might have something to do with it but still, they shouldn’t be breaking like that. I recommend that half way through your draw you click off the pen and continue to draw. My Grasshopper is NEVER on for more than 15-20 seconds at one time. Even if you are just passing it to a friend right after, click off the pen, continue drawing to get any vapor and then pass it to the friend. He/she can take a rip and click it off half way through. You still get huge rips and you’re not overheating the pen for no reason.

          Once again, I’m not trying to justify the problems you are having. That’s shitty to have two break but at least they are quick about replacing them. Hopefully you get a working unit because the Grasshopper is awesome when it does work.

        • seibryn says: September 8, 2017 at 1:17 pm

          Yeah I received what I thought was a “game changer” vape pen as a birthday gift at the end of July. I just had to send back my THIRD unit!!! These things are so unreliable my blood boils. Don’t mess with a girl and her vape… Crapped out on me over vacation and on Labor Day weekend! Way to leave me hanging. Super frustrating as it’s the best pen I have ever useds… It’s exactly what I need in a vape, aside from it’s COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY unreliable.

          • Brandon says: September 16, 2017 at 3:31 pm

            allThat’s temporary due to the fact they where originally a kickstarter project the first years worth of units had issues while some got lucky and had few to no issues. I myself have had many issues and I still have a couple monor ones but thanks to my persistance I have seen the company along with the product evolve to the point where issues where almost or in many cases completely taken care of. This is why the starting prices where so low and where raised only after shipping became consistant then gradually raised more as the product was perfected. Think about it. For a device So ahead of it’s time compared to all other vapes on the market paired with its sturdiness + a lifetime warrenty it’s current price makes alot more sense in fact for a device like this one that finally brings true vaporization to portable units in such a small and powerful package I’m suprised the price isn’t Higher. I’ve had this vape for over a year and while I had to send it in multible times during then I switched back to my mighty or FF-2 but the hopper was always my daily driver and I would switch back asap. I even got a second unit so if one broke down I’d always have the other. I have dropped mine more than I care to admit & amazingly Its held together beautifully telling me that it can take a real beating in fact I believe it is meant to so you can take it outdoor’s and on Hiking/outdoor trips as advertised. Now I mostly use mine with a water pipe as it’s the most satisfying way to use it- But it can easily be used without on lower temps. OR even max temp if you simply want a quick thick hit to medicate quickly. Despite any bad experiances I def. reccommend giving your hopper another shot. Hopper labs has pretty much perfected the device & if you ordered yours before the price’s went you can simply send the same device in for service and HL will upgrade everything giving you a new backend with a much smoother temp dial & better spacing between the pocket clip & body likely an upgraded body so that the clip no longer scratches the body when being screwed off. A small fix I personally really appreciated as it was almost impossible to avoid creating a circular Scratch around the Hopper’s body. Anyway as I said give it a chance and you’ll be very happy with your updated Hopper I can tell you this from experience & all the frustration I had to go through till several months ago.

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

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

      • 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.

        • 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.

          • 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

        • seibryn says: September 8, 2017 at 1:18 pm

          I own a Pax and I have never had a single problem with it aside from it being gross to clean… Never have i had to use the warranty. The Grasshopper… I have owned that two months and returned it three times. Never lasts longer than two weeks.

          DONT DO IT! Stick with PAX!

          • Just Dre says: April 9, 2018 at 5:10 pm

            hows the GH working for you now? Just bought pax 3 and love it guess just looking for something with better battery and i like you can carry a 2nd one with GH.

      • don says: August 21, 2018 at 9:52 am

        I sent mine the second time to be fixed in Jan of this year and still has not been sent back. It is junk!

        • Buzz Danklin says: August 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm

          They just released an update about the shipping progress. I’m hoping they are working towards getting everything figured out but they aren’t even replying to my emails at this point. We shall see how it goes.

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

      Yeah thanks man!

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

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

      • 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.

        • elizabeth bullock says: June 28, 2018 at 5:28 pm

          im looking for a really good vape that doesnt burn youre throat and gives a nice feeling similar to smoking a joint, but makes the herb taste better and obviously iom going this way for health reasons. any suggestions please. im so confuessd right now

          • Buzz Danklin says: June 28, 2018 at 6:51 pm

            Hey Elizabeth,

            The Grasshopper is going to be closest to something like a glass one hitter as it holds .1 – .15g and then you rip it a few times and the bowl is already cached. It hits very hard, but it will also be a bit hotter hitting than a joint. The closest vapes to a joint would probably be the Pax 3 or the Davinci IQ. With those units you load up .2-.4g and then you take a dozen or more puffs over a 5-15 minute session. Overall the higher the temps you run, the hotter and more you will feel it on your throat. Let me know if you have any further questions or want me to expand upon anything.

          • elizabeth bullock says: July 14, 2018 at 7:27 pm

            thanks how about a bong effect? my daughter is really bad coughing with a bad chest due to smoking bongs as joints dont seem to work for her. i want something that does the trick and hits the spot similar to a bong but is good and smooth too and creates smoke. as i think she feels it will not work if it doesnt produce smoke

          • Buzz Danklin says: July 18, 2018 at 9:56 am

            If you wanted to try out a butane vape, I recommend the Stick Brick OG. It’s a butane vape but produces super cool/tasty vapor. If you wanted the best flavor I would check out the Firefly 2.

    • 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….

      • 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.

      • 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 !

        • 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

    • JC says: January 29, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      I had a SS Grasshopper for about 2 weeks. Then the lights started acting up and the heating element stopped working. I contacted Hopper Labs and they were quick to respond with a few steps to test its functionality. After testing, it was determined that mine needed to be sent in to the Lab for repair. They have had it since October 2018. I’m going on 4 months now without having it. Originally I was promised 30-90 days. A recent email stated that I will need to wait 3-5 months because of a back log of devices that need servicing. UNBELIEVABLE! On a positive note, at least they are still responding to me. I periodically check in to see what the status is. I hope they don’t keep baiting me and never deliver my SS Hopper back. I don’t want to be out of a vape for that long. I might find a more reliable one in the meantime, like the Davinci Micro? Or another portable convection vape. Suggestions? I purchased a Pax 2 but it was a knock off. Found that out when I tried to register it. Haven’t had good luck with vapes, but I prefer dry herb over the oils, cartridges and pens. Thanks

  • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

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

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

      • 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

  • 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!

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

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

  • 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?

    • 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.

      • 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

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

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

          • 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?

    • 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

  • 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!

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

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

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

        • 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.

          • 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


          • 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.

      • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

    • D says: May 3, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      I’m waiting on the video too.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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

        • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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 :)

      • 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.

        • 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

  • 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.

    • 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 :)

      • 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.

        • 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 :)

          • 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!

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

      I do, the Grasshopper is very efficient.

  • 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!

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

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

        Hi Buzz. I think they might be a 14500.

        • 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

    • Ron says: May 12, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      FINALLY somebody asked this question. Thanks, Chris.

      • Buzz Danklin says: May 14, 2018 at 9:48 am

        They are proprietary BUT you can charge them via any universal external charger. I use the Nitecore i2. Super cheap on amazon and charges them pretty quickly. I have like 10 batteries at this point just because they are so cheap.

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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?

        • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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!

    • 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’

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


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

    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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

  • 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

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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??

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.


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

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

      • 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.

        • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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!

  • 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!

    • 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.

      • 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!

        • 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

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

    • 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.

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

    Thanks Buzz. Here’s hoping. :)

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

      Did you get your GH yet Jane?

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

    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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    Excellent review! I cant wait to try one myself!

  • 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.

    • 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.

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

    So is this vape conduction or convection ?

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

      The Grasshopper is a convection vaporizer.

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

    Seriously impressive review and unit!

  • 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

    • 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.

      • 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 :)

        • 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.

          • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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

        • 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.

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

    How is the Gsh performing 6 months on?

    • 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!

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • Buzz Danklin says: January 14, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Yea still 60 days at least.

  • 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.

  • 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!

    • 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.

      • 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!

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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!

    • 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

  • 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!

    • 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.

  • 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

    • 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.

      • Ron says: May 12, 2018 at 11:14 pm

        You can get 91% alcohol at Walmart. It’s right next to the 50% & 70% stuff so read the label.

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

    What would you recommend: firefly 2 or the grasshopper?

    • 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.

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

    have you ever tried the gh with concentrates

    • 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

  • M@ says: March 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Very well done review!

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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!!!

    • 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!

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

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

      • 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.

  • 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?

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

      Yes. Convection heating and no combustion.

  • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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!

  • 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

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

        • 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

          • 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…

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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!

  • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

    • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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*.


    I’m not happy.

    • 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?

  • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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

        • 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!

          • 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”?

    • 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!

    • Ron says: May 12, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      Offering a lifetime warranty shows that they have enough confidence in their product that they won’t have to honor the warranty very often.

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

    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.


    • 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.

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

    i would buy two,
    one for backup

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!!

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

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

  • 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

    • 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

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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 …)

    • 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!

  • 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.

    • Buzz Danklin says: February 23, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Hey Mike! Check out the Nitecore i2 – http://amzn.to/2jCte66

      Thank you for the kind words and enjoy your GH! I love mine!

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

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

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

      The Grasshopper is specifically for dry herbs.

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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?

    • 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?

  • Eevee says: March 25, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Hey! I have been lurking all of your reviews and I really like this vape here the most, but I really don’t like the whole shipment process with the company and am not down to wait weeks for it to come in.

    I noticed when I was checking the website that the Grasshopped Titanium (and colors) now cost 250, so you may need to update your review on that again. Also I noticed the shipment estimate on the website now says 2 weeks, rather than the three it says in the review.

    Would is be 2 weeks to process and the third week is for the actual vape to arrive? Or do you think the price bump is to help quality control and get it to customers more quickly?

    • Buzz Danklin says: March 26, 2017 at 5:36 am

      Eevee, they are officially caught up and shipping on-demand now! Both the Ti and SS models are in stock, and the colored and heat treated hoppers seem to fluctuate on their shipping times depending on their current inventory. They bumped the price up when they finally got caught up and stopped being pre-order. They had the discounts due to the long pre-order waits (at one point they were over 6 month wait) Thank you very much for pointing out out of date information, thanks to you the article is freshly updated!

  • Lawremce says: March 27, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Quick question I’m on the fence for either an IQ or GH. I know the main difference is session vape vs no session but if you could only buy one which one would you get?

    • Buzz Danklin says: April 8, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Grasshopper 100% – Better vapor quality but warmer/harsher because of the short vapor path. I’m a pretty heavy user so I like the fact that I can’t overpower the Grasshopper. It rips. It’s also extremely stealthy and you can load any amount that you want and still get perfect results. The IQ requires a full pack or a half-pack with the davinci spacers.

  • Bob says: April 19, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Just ordered my GH in S.S. for the 420 discount price of $180. Ive been on the fence for a while and looked at the IQ, FF2 and Pax3. Im a staunch MFLB user utilizing the Power adapter Unit and ,occasionally, batteries. I have the MFLB down to a science and it works well for me. I just want something that is less tricky. Im thinking the GH will be my new go to cape. Thanks for all the info. I ordered mine today and it shipped! I will have by the weekend with USPS priority shipping.

    • Buzz Danklin says: April 23, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Awesome! Let me know how you like it! I use the Grasshopper the most of all my portables along with the Mighty.

  • Zac says: April 21, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Hi Buzz

    I’m after a decent vape and your reviews seem thoroughly researched and very well presented compared to the competition, I just wish I could try all the vapes you have.

    I already own a MBFL type device but am looking for something easier to use and am considering the Grasshopper, Pax 3, DaVinci IQ and possibly the Crafty. I generally smoke several small single skins with a small amount of herb packed out with rolling tobacco during an evening at home and am looking for something that will be efficient with my herb, it would be great if the device could also occasionally work in small groups at friends or out and about, not that fussed about glass, but may it may be nice to add a bit of variety or after a hard day at the coal face.

    I like the Grasshopper for its flavour, ability to heat up quick and work well with tiny loads, but am concerned about its ability to burn through herbs quickly if I just want to sip on it and heat at the mouthpiece, is this an issue for a (recovering) smoker, also reliability still seems to be an issue?

    The Pax 3 seems much more efficient than previous models with its quicker heat time and the option of smell caps but may not cope well with small loads / split bowls which is my regular use.

    The DaVinci IQ looks great, has a standard swappable battery (big plus), good flavour for this type of vape and no bits that I could drop while out and about, other than the glass packer bits, another big plus if partying in a field as the glass bits wouldn’t be with me.

    The Crafty looks good but, convince me?

    Basically I’m a lightweight who wants tobacco out of my life but enjoys tiny single person sessions most of the time, but would like to buy a do it all device. Effincey is important but I don’t smoke enough to make it a deal breaker.

    Where I live all these vapes cost roughly the same but the FF2 is about 50% more, which is why, despite it seeming a good option not being on the list. Micro USB charging is important and would be happy to spend less money.

    Once again thanks for the excellent reviews, any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    • Buzz Danklin says: April 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      I think you’ve done your research and narrowed it down pretty darn well. At this point I would recommend either the Crafty or the Davinci IQ. The biggest difference between the Crafty and the IQ will be battery life. The Crafty uses an internal non replaceable battery whereas the IQ uses replaceable batteries. I average 2-3 bowls on a Crafty depending on temps and session length and I can get 3-4 with the IQ plus they are replaceable. Now you can charge the Crafty via USB practically anywhere but it’s nice that you can just swap in another battery with the IQ.

      So if you think that you will be using it in groups more often than not, I would go with the IQ. But if you wanted the absolute best session experience that money can buy, I would go with the Crafty. It’s stupid easy to use, no need for spacers or a particular grind/loading style. Just load the chamber, turn it on and wait for it to go green. The IQ is more finicky in that aspect. You need to load a full chamber for best results which kind of sucks if you don’t have the spacers.

      Storz and Bickel also just dropped price on the Crafty ($279), Mighty($349) and Plenty($249). The Mighty would be another very good option if you don’t care about overall size. I consider the Mighty to be an at home use dry herb portable vaporizer because it’s a bit bigger than most but very easy to move from room to room with. It’s also one of the best portable vaporizers for group sessions. I average about 4-6 sessions on a full charge. I also have a Mighty vs Crafty comparison you can check out.

      The Grasshopper and the Mighty are my most used portable vaporizers but the Grasshopper will not be the best for sessions styles. It’s more of a bong/pipe/one-hitter whereas the Crafty and Davinci IQ are like a joint/blunt. Not in the sense of combustion or smoking but the session length.

      Let me know if you have any more questions. Hopefully I didn’t confused you even more!

  • Jim H says: July 11, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I ordered a Grasshopper a couple of weeks ago, and received it two days later. Contacted them by email about warranty registration and received a reply in two hours … on the 4th of July!

    What I always wanted in a vape was compactness — something no bigger in diameter than small cigar. Grasshopper is the first and only one that I know of. Replaceable batteries are another essential feature which Grasshopper offers — no running out of juice in multiple sessions. Finally, plenty of heating capacity and short vapor path for easy cleaning are a must … as I learned the hard way from a PAX whose mouthpiece latch got gummed up.

    Eventually Grasshopper may decide to replace the mechanical switch (it disguises the unit as a retractable pen, but is clunky) with a touch-based switch, to eliminate all moving parts. Nevertheless, the ability to switch off after a draw to conserve power is another essential feature that I would never give up.

    In conclusion, happy camper here.

    • Buzz Danklin says: July 26, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Jim you pretty much hit everything dead on! I love the size and the power the Grasshopper puts out. Hopefully they can get a much more consistent product out here soon but at least it does come with a lifetime warranty! I always turn my Grasshopper off like half way through the hit to conserve power, herb, etc… and it’s been going strong for over a year now.

  • Gully says: August 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I’ve got two stainless steel GHV’s and I’m thrilled with them, and with the company’s attentive, patient, and speedy service. We’ve had several dry herb vaporizers, and have used friends’ vapes – nothing comes close to the GHV, in our opinion.

    And when one of them had the dreaded “hot back end” problem, they had us send it back and they turned it around almost immediately and shipped the return via USPS first class.

    A person can spend a lot of time shopping around for vaporizers, and I suppose it’s necessary. I did that for my first GHV. But I didn’t even have to think twice about the second one. These things rock.

  • Pb says: August 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Hey Buzz! Thanks again for the most in depth vape reviews out! So I wanted a new vape to go with my Haze v3, which I’m not out with groups as much as I thought id be. I thought either commit to the haze as my out vape and get an even more awesome totally home vape (was thinking mighty) or commit to the haze as mire of a home vape and get something super portable and stealthy. Of course going thru your reviews makes it hard to choose (because you highlight what’s awesome and not so awesome so well I kinda see how I could find a use for every vape!) , but I got the Hopper and wow. Just wow. Beautiful, first word as you slide the box open. Simple, when you realize you already know how to use it. Effective, when you realize you’re really medicated really quickly. Gonna be hard not to lean on it all the time! Can’t wait to try this thing in the wild!

    So thank you for being on top of the click on click off thing. This was the first place I read it. I dump it out as quick as I can and blow out the mouthpiece… Any other tips for maintenance? If I start using it daily (don’t see how I’m not) how often am I going to need to deep clean? Do you have a preferred method for a deep clean, like a hopper labs vid or do you have a vid?

    I see so much glowing reviews but so many complaints… Are there any popular malfunctions to watch out for? Hot back end or some problem with the blue lights or something like that? Mind you mine is summer ’17 new so if those problems seem to have decreased in newer u its that’s good info too.

    Also I know you keep up with the vape companies, do you know if they’re restocking colored titanium pfe or even the silicone mp anytime soon? Thanks for any info and tips, I always ask you too many questions, but I know youre the guy who knows!

    Last one, do you think it’s be safe to put the hopper batteries in my haze external charger? Or is getting that nitecore you always mention worth not taking the risk? Hop on friend!

    • Buzz Danklin says: August 29, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Hey Pb, thanks for the kind words and I am happy that my reviews were helpful.

      Deep cleaning really depends on the quality of your herb, and how sticky it is. Some strains I can go for a long while before the screen starts to clog up, others clog the screen after minimal use. My preferred cleaning is to brush/blow out the mouthpiece screen after each bowl as this is the part that gets dirty fastest, so it a quick brush or blow will help lengthen time in-between full cleans. When I do a full cleaning I just drop the mouthpiece into some iso, and then I also take a iso moistened paper towel and go over the threads on the mouthpiece and the body (important to keep threading clean) I rarely have to clean the actual bowl itself, just the mouthpiece screen and the threads.

      The problems have definitely decreased, they are constantly making small tweaks and upgrades to improve reliability over time. The most common problem I hear about is units just ceasing to work, unfortunately I don’t really know the cause or solution. I personally try to turn my vape off after use, rather than letting it run until it auto-shuts off, I also generally don’t charge the unit while it’s hot, and I try to avoid dropping the unit. Just doing these things I have had very good luck with my hoppers.

      The HT PFE and the colored Ti PFE’s are back in stock at the moment. They do seem to sell out and re-stock semi occasionally so if you miss out just check back.

      It *should* be safe to use the Haze charger, however I do not remember if I have tried it yet personally.

  • Tom Miller says: September 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Looking for a first and the GH is sounding perfect. I am a very light user, one hit here and there.

    Any news on the reliability of these? Sounds like too many problems. Someone must of figured out the deal by now.


    • Buzz Danklin says: October 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      They are still working out kinks but it does come with a lifetime warranty. I’ve been extremely fortunate with my devices, others will tell a different story but I think most will say it’s the best when it works.

  • Melvin Smalls says: January 17, 2018 at 7:46 am

    I purchased a grasshopper in late July 2017 and after using it for three days it stopped working. After it was repaired, I got to use it for two whole months before it stopped working. It arrived back at Hopper Labs 3 November and I haven’t seen it since. Caroline from customer service can not tell me when my pen will be repaired. Lots of talk ” how they are working around the clock and bringing more operations in house” and at the same time still sending out emails trying to sell the exact same grasshoppers I have with estimate shipping dates of two weeks. I really feel taking advantage of.

    • Buzz Danklin says: January 23, 2018 at 10:32 am

      I understand your frustrations and I’ll reach out to Grasshopper to get more information on what they are doing. I would be upset as well. Depending on their response, I will update my review with the delays and info that you mentioned above. Thanks for the comment and sorry about your experience with Grasshopper. I really wish they could get their shit together because I absolutely love this vaporizer.

  • Richie says: January 19, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Hi Buzz!
    Thank you for the hardwork of reviewing many vapes. I´m a new user and I just ordered my Ti GH based on your review, reading other comments and othe blogs I´m scared that it could come faulty, I also noticed most of those bad comments are 6-8 months old. Do you think I should prepare for the worst or the actually have a good customer service if something goes bad?
    Thank you!

    • Buzz Danklin says: January 23, 2018 at 10:30 am

      I think you should be prepared for the worst and if it works out then you’ll be super excited! They are making a lot of changes right now so people have had units gone for weeks on end at this point. It’s the best portable vaporizer on the market when it works. It’s just a pain when it doesn’t. They will always take care of you and get you a new unit or whatever replacement part you need. But right now its going to take some time to fix it if the unit breaks. Just remember to click off the unit as you are drawing. Its meant to be used as an on-demand vape, not as a session vaporizer. So click on the vpae, wait for lights to go blue, rip it, and about half way or 3/4 of the way through, click the pen off and continue to rip it. This is the best method I have found and mine is still going strong. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck!

  • Adam says: January 26, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Don’t pay attention to this reviewer. He just used it for a week and gave it a star review like every other hack reviewer. I have had my grasshopper for 2 years, but for about 11 months of those two years my hopper has either been on the way to getting repaired, getting repaired, or on the way back from getting repaired. My hopper has had to be sent in for repairs 7 times, and the Grasshopper Vape has taken as long as 10 weeks to send it back.

    Stay away from this trash product and this trash reviewer.

    • Buzz Danklin says: January 26, 2018 at 11:38 am

      You can check out my instagram to see what vapes I use on the daily. Been using my grasshopper pretty much daily for almost 2 years. Sorry you didn’t have good luck with it and hope you have a great weekend.

  • Joe Smith says: February 9, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Received my brand new Grasshpopper in November, 2017. Device broke within a month. I sent it back (paid for the shipping), was told there is an internal component that broke. The company now has my device in their possession for over a month, and they telling me its still in “queue to be serviced”. Company is a joke, do not buy this product.

    • Buzz Danklin says: May 11, 2018 at 9:28 am

      Hey Joe, sorry to hear about your Grasshopper experience. Have you got it back in the mail yet? Whats the status of this? Let me know if I can help in any way.

  • Matt says: March 18, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Yo Buzz,

    Have you been in contact with Hopper Labs at all? I sent mine in for its third warranty request back in December and haven’t heard anything since. Based on your review I bought a Firefly 2 on sale at the same time because I knew my GH was going to shit the bed again… It’s such a tasty, quality around-the-house sort of vape, but it really doesn’t have the portability of the GH. I’m a total lightweight so these on-demand convection units definitely appeal to me.

    I’m hoping you have a little insight because I really want to see this product to fruition, but I’m starting to feel like the victim of a Ponzi scheme.

    • Buzz Danklin says: May 11, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Hey Matt,

      I feel your frustrations. Have you heard back from them at all? Did you get your grasshopper back? Let me know whats going on and I can reach out to Hopper labs for you if nothing is being done. Sorry Matt, I need to update this review a little more to express the fact that it’s great when it works but it might not work for long.

      • Matt says: July 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm

        Hey Buzz,

        Thanks for the reply man. I reached out to them a couple times over the last few months, and they finally sent me a (definitely copy-pasted) message in June saying it would probably be another month. They still have my unit. No end in sight yet! I *have* had plenty of email advertisements from them about product deals, though… which doesn’t make me want to punch my computer monitor or anything.

        On the bright side, my Firefly 2 has been a rock every single day, so thanks for the rec.

        • Buzz Danklin says: July 13, 2018 at 12:29 pm

          I hear you. I recently dropped the Grasshopper score and added an update section to the review warning customers of the delays and issues with reliability. I also don’t like getting those emails advertising sales and trying to get people to buy units when they can’t even get the ones back to customers. I’m hoping they will turn the corner here soon and get back on track. I feel like they have the potential to do it right but just keep struggling.

          I’m glad that you love your Firefly 2. I absolutely love mine and still use it a couple times a week even with so many new ones coming out. I just took it to Olympic National Park in Washington a few days ago and it was awesome. I have some pics/stories on instagram! @vaporizwizard

  • J says: March 23, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Bought it end of september, stopped working less than a month later. While it was working it was admitedly great!
    Sent it back. They received it november 17th, 2017. Still waiting to get it back.
    Worst customer service. Rude, irritating. Lying again and again and caroline, in customer service, even insinutated a threat, telling me they could easily return it to me unrepaired! The audacity of these people! I wish i had never bought it!
    They are taking advantage of a lot of people. And it is irritating that almost all the reviewers, including you, have yet to update their reviews, reporting on this fiasco!
    And it is frustrating that there are no legal ramifications for this behaviour.
    F***ing shameful!

    • Buzz Danklin says: May 11, 2018 at 9:03 am

      I have updated the review a bit but for the most part people can just read my comments. Plenty of unhappy people leaving comments lol. You hit the nail on the head initially, “it’s great while it works”. I think that needs to be my new title. Hopefully they can work out kinks and provide a good service to customers. Let me know if you are still having issues and I can reach out for you. Sorry J

  • James Butler says: March 29, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    I wouldn’t bother ordering this until (and IF) they get the kinks all worked out. Was an original backer and had to send it in several times already. They always fixed it and returned it and were very pleasant about it, but was an inconvenience.

    Now this last time we sent it in FOUR MONTHS AGO… in November 2017! They still have it. They say they had to upgrade their lab and after several inquiries as to what was going on, a month ago I was told the new lab was up and running and units would be shipping out that week. I waited another whole month and wrote again…NO ANSWER THIS TIME. I wrote March 15 and it’s now March 29 and they didn’t even have the decency to respond.

    Very disappointed.

    • Buzz Danklin says: May 11, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Hey James I definitely agree. It’s been a struggle for sure. Have you heard back from them yet? Can I reach out to anyone for you?

  • Mike says: April 9, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Any updates on the reliability of their latest units and whether turnaround times for repairs have come down?

    • Buzz Danklin says: May 9, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      Here is their latest update.

      • Ron says: May 12, 2018 at 11:43 pm

        Hello Buzz. Love your review, and this follow up conversation. I’ve read it all… whew. I clicked the link to their latest update and it sounds like they might have finally managed to turn the corner on their reliability problems. I hope so, because this is the one I want. One concern, the picture on their site shows that it says Mary Jane on the pocket clip. WTH? I thought part of the appeal was supposed to be discretion/stealth.

        • Buzz Danklin says: May 14, 2018 at 9:46 am

          Thank you so much for the kind words Ron. I believe they are trying very hard to turn the corner and start putting out more reliable units. They have brought pretty much all of the manufacturing in house which will help eliminate variables and defects from other companies. AS far as the clips, I think that you can have the clip engraved but you don’t have too. So you could even have it engraved a name of a popular pen or something to really throw people off. It’s definitely discreet and stealthy. Thanks for all the comments!

  • Dzander says: May 17, 2018 at 10:40 am

    I have owned this piece of junk since January 2. It stopped working on January 15. It is in the shop with no idea when it will be returned (writing this on May 17). Only buy this if you plan to use it as a paperweight or wall art. The only thing nearly as bad as the product is their customer service.

    Do yourself a favor and do not waste your time or money on this product.

    • Buzz Danklin says: May 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      Hey Dzander, Sorry you are having issues man. It seems that you either get a good working one or it pretty much breaks immediately. I luckily got a good working on and I’ve been using it for over a year with no problems. I do need to update my review a bit more to reflect the unpleasant customer service experiences and failure rate of devices. I’ll reach out to grasshopper and see what exactly that number might be. Again sorry you are having issues and let me know if I can do anything to help our reach out on your behalf. When was the last time you hear from them?

  • Dudley says: May 22, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Hi Buzz,
    I have owned this device for a long time now and I have to admit, my experience has been extremely poor to put it lightly. Both with the company, and the device. I honestly cannot understand why you still have it listed on your review site as a top product. Despite having to wait almost a year after they sold it to me to get it in my hands (and I purchased after they said they were ready to ship), it has failed like clockwork on me ever since I received it. I’ve had about 13 RMAs already, and the last one was in December of 2017. I still have yet to receive it back from them. The company does not even reply to emails asking whats up, eta, etc. My grasshopper has been broken and at Hopper Labs for longer that it’s been in my hands, I have never experienced product failures like this ever in my lifetime. I know this may sound harsh, but you have lost credibility in my eyes as a reviewer by standing behind this product. Have a look at Reddit to see peoples real experience with this product and company. Your review in no way reflects this reality.

    • Buzz Danklin says: May 22, 2018 at 11:52 am

      I appreciate your honesty Dudley and you’re right, I do need to update this article to reflect the number of problems they have been having lately. I guess I’m just over-optimistic about the updates they provided recently about bringing more manufacturing in-house and bringing down the repair rates. I’m hoping that they can get their shit together because it’s seriously one of the best portable vaporizers when it actually works. I have been extremely lucky with mine and I know a few other people that have had theirs for years now with no problems. I have three units that have all been perfect. Unfortunately, that is not the case with most people that have purchased grasshoppers. I will work on updating this article this week. Did you enjoy it while it worked? Do they still have it? Can I help with anything? I can definitely put in a word for you and see if we can get you a unit back quicker. Let me know if I can help out in any way.

  • Dudley says: May 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Buzz,
    Thank you very much for the offer to help, thats mighty kind of you! (RMA2883710). Honestly though, I don’t think I should be given any special treatment for griping. They really need to give everyone a little respect and reply to requests for information at a minimum. I really don’t know what to think about their update(s), I’ve been along for the ride quite awhile with them, and I have to admit that I do not trust what they say anymore. Time and time again statements have not been met with follow through. I personally have 10+ years experience as a quality manager in aerospace manufacturing, and while I have no experience with electrical components, I will say that bringing these things in house is not always a positive and sure bet move. Obviously manufacturing is not their core competence (maybe design and marketing is, though that is debatable seeing the reliability problems), and it will be an eye opener that bringing mfg house is not going to be a panacea to fix all the issues with their components; they will undoubtedly experience new ones. My personal opinion is that there is an issue with the design. I tracked all my product failures and calculated (based on a commonly used Mean Time Between Failures method) this product has about a 50% chance of surviving 100 chambers before it has an issue (using it 50% native 50% water pipe). My gut feeling is that this stems from the design of the product, and where vapor migrates after a heat cycle. I don’t necessarily believe the current issues will disappear, maybe lessened, but definitely not disappear. I see people still reporting failures with the “fixes” in place on Reddit. One person reported a failure within a couple weeks, then received a brand new one that also promptly failed (0 for 2, thats a bad sign). My hopper has missed so many music festivals, road trips, holidays, hikes, and ski trips, that I can confidently say I’ve been disappointed in it enough to regret buying it. All that said, when it worked I really enjoyed it (aside from the hot vapor and poor battery life). It’s pretty great through a water piece, and very powerful. I do still own it, but unfortunately cannot use it because it’s sitting broken in Colorado. I don’t rely on it anyway, I have purchased backups to use now (Dynavap, Argo). While Hopper Labs has been holding my device I’ve constantly been getting emails to buy accessories or another hopper; thats just a slap in the face after my emails go un-responded to and my device held hostage for 6 months!

    Aside from all that, I absolutely love your reviews. You are extremely thorough and answer all the questions one could have about these products. Most people are aware that money is to be made by promoting on review sites, and most of them come off as a sales pitch to me. So keep up the great work you do! Based on my experience, I believe the Hopper should not be a top tier product due to the clearly documented failure rates, and you really should have a conspicuous section in your review to warn people about them. Perhaps someday it should be top tier, but we are multiple years into this product and IMHO it’s still not ready to be sold. I think perhaps whats going on with RMAs and delayed shipments has something to do with the condition of their business. And that’s a legitimate concern as the hopper uses proprietary batteries, which I will note, sustain far fewer charge cycles than most batteries.

    It’s very cool your’s hasn’t had any issues yet, I am very jealous! I will point out they supplied you one knowing you review them. There is variability in absolutely everything manufactured, and you can bet your bottom dollar yours was given special care and attention before it was sent off.

  • Seba says: May 25, 2018 at 4:53 am


    Dear all,

    I do not enjoy doing this but Hopper Labs has treated me so poorly as a customer, that I have no other choice than to share my very disappointing experience with both the Grasshopper and their ‘customer service’.

    I received my Hopper one year ago. Right from the start, I had the feeling something was off with the temp sensor. I had been having some trouble finding the right temp for several herbs. Sometimes they got burned really easily, as did my lips on some occasions. Then it broke down altogether, it wouldn’t heat anymore, temp sensor malfunction. This was not even 5 months after the purchase. At that point, I was sure this would be resolved easily because of the lifetime warranty. I thus spend $ 40 sending it back from Belgium for repair in the US. At this point the Grasshopper cost me $ 239 (purchase price of unit and two extra batteries) + $ 80 (import tax) + $ 40 (shipping costs for repair) = in total a whopping $ 369. This bought me not even 5 months of questionable use.

    My vape has been confirmed to arrive at Jan 18, 2018. Almost six months ago. In that time, I have not received any updates on the repair process nor an estimate on when my Hopper (or a replacement, for all I care) will be returned. This doesn’t feel at all as good service to me. I’m quite sure you understand my opinion.

    I’ve been working in customer service for a major European webshop for several years now. We are able to handle 90% of the returns for repair within 3 weeks, whether this means actual repair or replacement of the product. If the process exceeds that duration, we offer a full refund.

    The Grasshopper is pretty expensive and is described ‘industry leading in every way’. I must say I’ve experienced quite the opposite. To offer lifetime warranty is a bold statement. The fact that I’m already waiting SIX months for my expensive ‘high-end’ vape to be returned to me, tells me that I am not at all the only one returning his vape for repair. Or that repair is tedious. Both cases indicate errors in design and the inability to handle the subsequent demand for repair.

    I really feel duped and cheated upon. I’ve communicated this to Hopper Labs on several occasions in my customer account, but do not receive any answers. These people are frauds. I’ve completely lost my confidence in this company. All I want, is a full refund of $ 369, so that I can spend that money on a real high-end vape, that will not die on me in only five months.

    To be clear: I WANT MY MONEY BACK !!!



    • Buzz Danklin says: May 27, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Sorry that you’ve had bad luck with the hopper. Hopefully, they will get it back to you and in working order soon. They have been shipping units out pretty quickly lately but we will see if they stand the test of time. Let me know if I can do anything to help. Again sorry man, I absolutely love the hopper when it works and I’ve had very good luck with mine but that sucks to be out that much money and no vape for a long time.

  • jason says: June 4, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    DO NOT BUY! piece of shit! scam! they will be outta business soon enough! sent it back 3 times! can’t get a refund? terrible company, if thats why they call themselves? junk!

    • Buzz Danklin says: June 7, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      Shitty man, did you get a unit back at least? Is it working?

  • jason says: July 17, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    just got it back after 6 months? new parts from a new better source. Ha! piece of shit broke again within 5 days. iv shipped it back 4 times. this will be 5. I told them I want my money back. they say we don’t do that? DONT BUY! waste of time! they are still selling shit that dosent work! WTF!

    • Buzz Danklin says: July 18, 2018 at 9:52 am

      That’s shitty to hear. More people have been reporting back with good hoppers but it seems they are still having issues. If you want to get rid of it check out r/entexchange or fuckcombustion classifieds. Someone might pick it up from you after a warranty service.

  • Phil says: August 21, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Grasshopper is a terrible company. I bought a unit in 2017 (or earlier. Don’t remember exactly). The batteries hold very little charge to the point that it isn’t worth using unless you can keep it plugged in and charging. Then I had problems with it not charging. Sent it in for service. Got it back weeks later. Still broken. Sent back again. Got it back months later. Finally fixed. Then I ordered the new external charger in December of 2017 (certain on that date) with an expected ship date of December. Then immediately started receiving updates about production delays with no real time table for shipping. Finally they said it would ship in July of 2018. By then I was so fed up with the unit I had barely working and batteries (I had 5 or 6 by now) not holding charge that I got rid of it and asked for a refund for the $60 external battery charger I ordered. I got an email back saying I was refunded, but no refund was issued. I followed up again, and they refunded me $51. I asked where the other $9 were and I was told I used a discount. Looked up my invoice and I did use a discount. I was discounted $4.50 for a total order of $97 because there were other things on the order. Every email to this company takes them at least a week to respond. I urge anyone to stay away. It’s a decent product if you want to work hard to make it work, and it will give you problems eventually. Customer service is awful.

    • Buzz Danklin says: August 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm

      Sorry you had bad luck with your unit. Customer service could definitely be better. I made an update to this review a month or so ago warning people of the lack of customer service they provide. Its a great device when it works but it’s a nightmare when it doesn’t. This definitely should not be your only vaporizer because odds are it will break and you will have to send it in. Let me know if I can do anything to make things better. They aren’t returning my emails either at this point so you might have better luck than I. Have a great week and thank you for sharing your opinions.

  • Eddie Chernoff says: September 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    fter minimal use from my Grasshopper vape it stopped charging. I contacted the manufacturer and was told I should replace the battery. I purchased 2 batteries and before I ever received them I was told maybe I should send it back for analysis and repair. I sent it back on May 18, 2018 and they logged it in on June 1, 2018. It is now September 11, 2018 and I have not received my Grasshopper vape back. I emailed 4 times and was told they will do an update on the “My Account” page but have not. They will not tell me when I will get my Grasshopper vape back and it is now 3 ½ months later. Do yourself a favor and buy a Pax. Their service is fantastic. We now have a Pax 2 (mine) a Pax 3 (my wife’s, and 2 Pax ERA for travel. Any issues were dealt with and we received a new or repaired Pax within a week.

    • Buzz Danklin says: September 19, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s unfortunate that Grasshopper can’t seem to get their act together. I have also had excellent experience with Pax reliability and customer support

  • jason says: October 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Ha, im back. they still suck! this company is terrible! iv sent it back 5-6 times. wasted $100 on shipping. do not buy!!they will be outa business soon. it works for a week and bam! send it back and wait for these idiots to deal.they say their new parts are American made and better? what a joke. still sucks. they don’t do refunds, so everybody gets fucked! DONT BUY!

    • Buzz Danklin says: October 18, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      They came out with a new update on a few pieces so I’m hoping the reliability of the device will get a little better. I’m sorry you’re not having good luck with yours. I still have two devices going strong for over a year but at this point, I feel like I’m one of the lucky ones. Let me know if I can do anything to help out.

  • Ben says: November 18, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Any word on the newest version’s reliability? Grasshopper would be perfect for me, if it was only reliable enough for medical use.

    • Buzz Danklin says: November 19, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      Reliability seems to be slowly improving, although wait times after purchase or for warranty work are still longer than they should be, so I would probably hold off for now unless you can afford to do a lot of waiting

  • Steve says: November 19, 2018 at 8:48 am

    I dont know why you continue to promote this product. V5 is no better, and neither is the company. You are steering people into a miserable experience and ruining your bramd as a reviewer in one fell swoop. Please stop.

    • Buzz Danklin says: November 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      Hey Steve,

      I have a couple disclaimers on my site such as this:

      “It’s important to note that the Grasshopper vaporizer is NOT the most reliable vaporizer. It has had many issues with not only the physical parts of the device but with customer service, shipping times and often delayed deadlines. I personally have had great luck with my units but sadly that is not the case with everyone.”

      However the truth of the matter is I personally have had almost exclusively good luck with my hoppers over the years, and I still use them very frequently especially when I am out skiing and biking. I have a few friends who purchased hoppers and they have had both good and bad experiences so this unit is definitely a bit of a crap shoot. One buddy had theirs break in the first couple weeks and then it took multiple months to get her warranty replaced, my other buddy has been using his daily for years with no problems other than needing new batteries once.

      Has your experience been exclusively bad? Did you ever have a hopper that actually performed as expected? I wrestle a lot with the hopper review, because it’s amazing when it’s working, and I truly love using mine. It is so unfortunate that some of them are very reliable, but others are laughably unreliable. I will definitely be going back over my disclaimers strength and location.

      Anyways Steve, thank you for sharing your experience, I really appreciate the feedback.

  • Rong says: November 19, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I bought their vape 6 months ago and NEVER received it. Their replies to my repeating emails are always stalling for more time, assuring everything is right, just a small delay.
    Do yourself a favor and stay away from this company.

    • Buzz Danklin says: November 19, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you for your feedback, it’s getting REALLY annoying they cant seem to get their **** together because when it’s working the hopper is wonderful.

  • Mary says: January 8, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    I ordered a so grasshopper in August of 2018. Waited three months for it to ship. Loved it but it only worked for 2 weeks. It’s been over a month since I started the warranty process and they told me on 12/30 it was shipping and to look for a confirmation email that never came. It’s been a week and half and they just won’t get back to me. Like I said, I loved it for the two weeks it worked but I would never do it again. Wish I could get my money back to buy something more reliable. Very poor customer service.

  • Nick Payne says: January 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    My experience with the GH? Mixed, but ultimately great. And as a veteran of the pre-order problems, I can sympathize with those who had a long wait, or had long turn-around times for repairs on warranty.

    BUT – it’s still a great device and I use it daily, mostly for one or two person sessions. It seems to like finely ground herb best, and although it does fine with my sticky, gunky herb, it seems to slightly prefer somewhat drier herb.

    Confession: I have three of them, which sounds excessive, but isn’t. It lets me keep “snooze time” bud in one (the one with the sexy multicolored mouthpiece), day-time bud in another (the one with the plain steel “high performance” mouthpiece) and evening chill bud in the third (the one with the original, narrow mouthpiece.)

    Simple to use, simple to keep clean, simple for travel. I usually only pack one when I travel, in a suitcase or backpack with “pen slots” in one of the pockets, lined up with some other, actual ink-pens. Practically invisible. For air travel I fall back on concentrate cartridges, attached to their batteries, in my carry-on, also camouflaged with ink pens. So far so good.

    The GH doesn’t, in my experience, usually provide the big, milky clouds some folks like, but those clouds work against discretion (those clouds are soooo easy to spot at nearly any venue, and it might or might not be a Jule, for instance, but it draws attention) and I’m not sure fat clouds mean better delivery of medicine.

    And these GH’s DO deliver the medicine. My tolerance is regrettably very high, so that matters to me. It may seem trivial to some, but because of its efficiency, GH also helps save money on medicine. I’m pretty sure my three have paid for themselves already, even with the several hassles I’ve had with overheating, etc. All of that seems to have calmed down now, and they’re a joy to use.

  • Jaycee says: January 30, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Been in CO for repair for 9 of the last 24 months. Broke 3 times in 6 months. Never worked for more than a month.The problem with this thing is not to know if it will need repair but when.

  • Billy worel says: February 16, 2019 at 6:56 am

    This absolutely has to be the worst most deceptive review ever. Yes BUZZ has a short warning at the beginning but take one minute and go through the thread from 2015 all the way to 2019 here and he just makes excuse after excuse after excuse for this criminal joke of a company. He’s wrong when he says some people enjoy good.use. No 97% of the units are junk because of Pure design flaw. They will NEVER work right in the size and shape they made it. Company is also being investigated by Colorado state attorney general. This company will be out of business soon and the Grasshopper will be a stoner relic and a paperweight. Do NOT ever buy this.

    • Buzz Danklin says: April 1, 2019 at 11:26 am

      I doubt 97% of units are bad. But I DO understand why you are angry and I DO disagree with the way they have handled things. I hope that they try to make it right for you and let me know if I can do anything to help out. They do seem to be making improvements specifically in the reliability department but it is a slow process. I think they finally can see the light at the end of the tunnel. So while I probably wouldn’t buy one right now, give it a month or so and they just might figure it out. Again, sorry you had back luck with yours and it didn’t work out. Let me know if I can do anything.

  • scott says: February 18, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Yes, I’d not recommend this unti. It’s broke twice, and it’s been in repair for 6 Months, now their telling me, be patient, we’re back-logged, just 2-3 more months. That’s No way to run a biz. It has potential to be a good unit, but not with these issues.

    • Buzz Danklin says: April 1, 2019 at 11:22 am

      I agree with you. Sorry you’re having issues. On the flip side, they have been making big improvements lately and I feel like there actually might be a light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there man, let me know if I can help in any way. Do you have a support ticket? Does it show the status?

  • Chad says: April 25, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    I have owned the unit for 33 months and have only been able to use it for 11 months. I am on my fifth warranty request with the company and the last time it was in for service it was at the company for 13 months.
    They do always fix the units and it’s truly an amazing device when it works.
    All that being said I think it’s time to take this off your top portable vape list because the build quality still isn’t there 4 years later.

    • Buzz Danklin says: June 17, 2019 at 6:24 am

      Ugh, sorry to hear you have had such bad luck with reliability. You are correct when it’s working it is truly amazing. I only have it listed on my best portable in the ‘best dry herb pen vaporizer’ category because its basically the only real option. Luckily I have heard some positive news from them recently, I was told their newest iteration is having drastically reduced return rates, so fingers crossed that they finally solved their reliability issues.

  • Budd Nelson says: July 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I had my Grasshopper for a few months and it worked great. Then, suddenly I had a lot of issues with overheating or inconsistent heating. I sent it back for repairs since there is a lifetime warranty. When they say lifetime, they must mean that is how long it takes to get it back. I sent mine back in November 2018 and I am still waiting for it to be returned. The last update was another 4 months. That will make a full year my Grasshopper has been in for service. I recommend spending your money on another device.

    • Budd Nelson says: July 9, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      When i asked Hopper Labs about replacing defective units with new updated versions I was basically laughed at. “We can’t give away free stuff” I said I don’t want a free one, I want a replacement for the unit I’ve already paid you for. They did graciously offer to sell me a brand new one at a discount.

  • Jeff says: September 24, 2019 at 12:36 am

    I too got ripped off..Purchased in 2016 never has worked as promised..Never in my life have I ever been treated so poorly and with such disrespect as a customer.I wanted to love the hopper in the worst way but I’ve grown to hate it..Do yourself a favor ..Don’t Buy A Grasshopper

    • Buzz Danklin says: November 9, 2019 at 2:15 pm

      Sorry to hear about your experience, unfortunately some of their very first versions of the hopper ended up approaching 50% warranty rate, their newest unit is supposedly almost bulletproof and mine is still running perfect. So I would suggest you warranty your current unit so you can at least end up with a good functioning unit.


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