The Venty is the newest dry herb portable vaporizer from Storz and Bickel, and it’s already one of my favorite vaporizers I’ve reviewed.
The Storz and Bickel Venty is a hybrid convection/conduction dry herb vaporizer with insanely quick heat-up times, best-in-market battery life, and produces potent, flavorful, free-flowing vapor with very little effort.
I’ve been using my Mighty and Crafty vaporizers pretty much daily for years and can attest to the overall quality and reliability of Storz and Bickel vaporizers. As I type this, the Venty is warming up next to me, and my Onyx Volcano Hybrid sits waiting for the next round!
The downside is the Venty is pricey, and I’m not necessarily the biggest fan of the size and weight of the new device. You can still pocket the Venty, but it’s nowhere near as portable as other vaporizers. The Venty vape is for someone with deep pockets, literally and figuratively.
In my opinion, the Venty is the best overall portable vaporizer that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. I look forward to more people getting it and providing testimonials. Check out my table of contents below for all the Venty review details.
The Venty vaporizer retails for $449, and you can click here to pick it up directly from Storz and Bickel. Read below for my full Venty vaporizer review, and scroll down for more buying options.
Table of Contents
- 1 What’s Included
- 2 Build Quality and Design
- 3 Portability and Concealment
- 4 Heating and Temp Options
- 5 Chamber Info and Loading Tips
- 6 Vapor Quality and Performance
- 7 Battery Info and Charging
- 8 Storz & Bickel Web APP
- 9 Comparisons
- 10 Cleaning and Maintenance
- 11 Venty Review Conclusion
- 12 Buying Options
- 13 Technical Specs
- 14 Performance by Category
- 15 Pros and Cons
- 16 Suggested Reviews
Included with Venty Vaporizer:
- USB-C Charging Cable
- 2 x Normal Screen
- 3 x Coarse Screen
- 2 x O-Ring
- Filling Chamber Tool
- Cleaning Brush
The Venty comes with everything you need to get going other than flower (dry herbs). It doesn’t need any accessories, but I do like the Storz and Bickel carrying case to keep it safe and protected while out and about.
While I don’t usually use them, I recommend picking up some dosing capsules if you’re the neat and tidy type or like to keep dosages precise. You can read more about vaporizer dosing capsules in my Dosing Capsule 101 Guide.
Lastly, If you don’t already have a fast charging wall block, I would definitely pick up the USB-C Supercharger. With the Supercharger, the Venty can charge to 80% in roughly 40 minutes. Charging via the normal USB-C brick will take roughly 2-6 hours depending on the brick so the supercharger is a HUGE upgrade in charge times.
Build Quality and Design
Build Quality – Overall, the build quality is outstanding and exactly what you’d expect from Storz and Bickel. It fits nicely in the hands, there’s a good weight to it, the screen is bright and easy to read, and everything perfectly fits together.
The temp buttons are pretty rigid and don’t offer much feedback, but the power button has an excellent feel to it. The power button also doubles as the super-boost option, which I’ll explore later in the Heating and Temp options section.
The outer shell is made from medical-grade PEEK plastic and does a good job of cooling the unit down while in use. Especially the top piece (cooling unit), which cools the vapor while you inhale. While not everyone likes the plastic, my Crafty, and the Mighty have survived many falls with the plastic shell absorbing the force, so I expect the Venty to be able to take some hits as well.
The Venty is rated for IP X4 protection, which means it is “resistant to water splashes from any direction.” I wouldn’t go swimming with the Venty, but I have already used it on dog walks while it has been raining and snowing, and I haven’t had to worry.
While it’s not a huge deal, it is a big deal compared to the Mighty Plus. The Venty can stand upright on its own! That’s right, no stir tool is needed to keep it upright, the base of the Venty provides a sturdy platform to load chambers, and you don’t have to worry about it falling over.
One final fun design feature is the mouthpiece straw has a ridge for your bottom teeth, so if you bite down on the straw, you can hit the vape hands-free. This has come in surprisingly handy a few times when I needed my hands in a hurry while I was in the middle of a draw.
Portability and Concealment
As you probably know, one of the biggest things I look for while reviewing dry herb vaporizers is whether or not they are actually portable. Can the vaporizer be pocketed easily for use on the go? How rugged/durable is the device and does the unit provide any concealment while in use?
Portability – The Venty is a big device, and while it’s not as wide as the Mighty Plus, it’s definitely taller, thicker, and roughly 15 grams heavier at 252 grams. Comparatively, the Crafty Plus weighs in at 135 grams, the Davinci IQC weighs roughly 160 grams, and the ultra-portable Pax Plus weighs in at 95 grams. The Venty has some girth and solid weight to it.
The Venty’s exact dimensions are 2.17” wide x 6.18” tall by 1.46” deep and weighs roughly 252 grams.
Concealment – The slimmer profile on the Venty does help with pocketing the device, but overall, if portability and concealment are your main priorities, you might want to check out something smaller like the Crafty Plus.
With that said, none of the vaporizers I’ve compared here hold a candle to the overall performance, battery life, vapor quality, or ease of use of the Venty. But, the Venty is a big device compared to other popular portable vaporizers.
The good news is that the Venty is extremely durable and features the most battery life of any current portable vaporizer on the market. So, while the Venty might not fit the best in your pocket, it will last the longest and deliver the best experience for single or group scenarios.
Heating and Temp Options
Heating – The Venty vaporizer uses a hybrid heating system with a newly designed mini-heater, which helps pre-heat the device in under 20 seconds. The Venty is the fastest heating Storz and Bickel vaporizer and produces up to 120 watts at max power consumption.
Trust me when I say you will not overpower this vaporizer. It’s basically a portable Volcano and then some. I’ve pulled harder and faster than necessary while winter testing the unit outdoors in the mountains of Montana, and the heater just laughs at me. I heard it.
Temp Options – The Venty offers a full temperature spectrum ranging from 104F – 410F (40C – 210C), and you can change the temps via the plus and minus buttons located on the front of the Venty. The Venty also features a boost and superboost option, which jumps the temp +27 degrees from the base temp.
For example, the Venty base temp is 356F (180C). Double tapping the power button will boost the base temp by 27 degrees Fahrenheit or 15 degrees Celcius to 383F or 195C. Double tapping the power button again will “superboost” the temp to 410F (210C). Boost and superboost modes will hold for 90 seconds before returning to the base temp. The Boost and Superboost modes can be changed via the web app.
I use the base temp setting with the original boost and superboost temp settings. It’s the perfect range of temps to get everything out of the bowl. I’ve used the app because I have to for the review but outside of learning about it, I never use it. The default settings work great for me.
Chamber Info and Loading Tips
The Venty uses a ceramic-coated chamber and stainless steel vapor path completely isolated from any electronics. Storz and Bickel is one of the only manufacturers to medically certify their devices, and you can rest assured that the materials used in the Venty are safe to use.
They produce their vapes in the small German town of Tuttlingen, which is home to more than 600 surgical equipment companies. In fact fifty percent of the world’s surgical equipment is manufactured in Tuttlingen. So they source a lot of their stainless steel parts right down the street.
Chamber Size – The chamber in the Venty vaporizer holds about .3 grams of dry herbs. You can get a little more in there with a fine grind, but it makes quite a mess with the finer materials.
Loading Tips – My preferred loading style would be an average grind and to overfill the chamber a bit. You don’t want herb falling out into the seals but I’ve found a full chamber provides the best results.
With that said, you can load any amount that you want to in the Venty. I’ve loaded less than .1 gram-sized bowls and full-sized nugs with no issues. Basically, the Venty can vape any amount of herb without needing to stir.
Dosing Capsules – Last but not least, the Storz and Bickel dosing capsules are compatible with the Venty vaporizer. The S&B dosing capsules work by confining the herb into an aluminum capsule, which helps keep the unit clean and allows for precise dosages. You can pre-pack dosing capsules for quick swaps on the go. Dosing capsules are a great way to protect your device and keep things organized.
I personally don’t use them because I feel like they add quite a bit of draw resistance and conduction heat to the chamber, which slightly reduces the overall vapor quality. Check out my dosing capsules guide 101 for more information. The Venty does NOT come with dosing capsules, so you’ll need to order a set if you want to try them out.
Vapor Quality and Performance
Vapor Quality – I can honestly say that the Venty is one of the best-tasting portable vaporizers on the market, but it is a session-style vaporizer and NOT full convection. The hybrid heating system does a great job at delivering flavorful, free-flowing, low-temperature draws, but the herbs are always being heated, and the Venty doesn’t quite hit the mark of some pure convection-style vaporizers.
There are only a couple of pure convection vaporizers on the market, and they are much harder to use and not exactly for everyday cannabis enthusiasts. The best thing about the Venty and the rest of the Storz and Bickel line is that they are user-friendly devices. They are very easy to use and provide consistent results without much effort. The same can’t be said for pure convection-style portables.
Performance – This is the best scoring section for the Venty vaporizer. Between the quick 20-second average heat-up times, the extremely powerful heater, and the introduction of the new airflow dial, there’s really NO OTHER VAPORIZER that competes with the Venty. The Venty vaporizer is in a league of its own.
There are more pocketable devices (Pax Plus). There are pure convection vaporizers (Firefly 2+). There are portables with massive battery life (Arizer Solo 2) and vaporizers that are so small they can pass as a key fob (Davinci Miqro-C). But NONE can get close to the overall performance, reliability, and ease of use of the Venty vaporizer.
Last but definitely not least, the new Airflow dial makes the Venty one of the freest-flowing portable vaporizers on the market. It’s basically like pulling from a Volcano bag. There is literally zero draw resistance, and you can rip it as hard as you want. I’ve never experienced power like this in a portable vaporizer.
While I generally leave my airflow dial wide open, one neat trick is that you can fully close it while the device is not in use to reduce the smell from escaping.
Overall, the Venty is basically a portable Volcano vaporizer and will more than likely be more than enough power for 99% of vaporists.
Battery Info and Charging
Battery Info – The Venty vaporizer is currently, by far, the best portable vaporizer for overall battery life and charging times. The Venty features two lithium-ion 18650 non-replaceable batteries capable of producing 130 watts and 16 amps. By comparison, the Mighty+ peaks at 40 watts. Nothing else in this niche comes close to the Venty battery performance.
Battery Life and Charging – I’ve been averaging 10-14 bowls on a full charge, and the Venty can charge up to 80% battery life in 40 minutes with the USB-C Supercharger. If you’re considering picking up the Venty vaporizer, I highly, HIGHLY, recommend grabbing the Supercharger. The charge times without it are around 2-6 hours, so it’s a huge difference.
Most portable vaporizers are lucky to get in 5 bowls before the battery dies and you’ll be charging for a lot longer than 40 minutes. It’s really quite impressive what Storz and Bickel was able to accomplish with the new Venty. Sure, the Venty is quite a bit bigger than most all other portable dry herb vaporizers, but the performance more than makes up for it.
The only other vaporizer to keep up in terms of battery life would be the Arizer Solo 2, and it’s more of a home device with the option to take it on the go. The Venty is truly a portable vaporizer with industry-leading battery life, charge times, and overall performance.
Storz & Bickel Web APP
The Venty vaporizer comes with Bluetooth and can be connected to the Storz and Bickel web app for more customization and features. From the app, you can adjust the Boost and Superboost settings, adjust haptic feedback, adjust charging limits, and adjust the brightness of the display. The Venty will also keep track of total usage in hours. The Bluetooth also allows for firmware updates if the Venty needs any fixes in the future.
You can access the Storz and Bickel web app via the iOS app called BLUEFLY. The Bluefly app allows you to connect to your phone’s browser via Bluetooth and make adjustments within the app. You can find more information about connecting to the web app via Storz and Bickel here. Hit me up with any questions about the process.
The direct web app link is app.storz-bickel.com. Once you have accessed the site via the BLUEFLY, Chrome, or Edge, you can then connect to the app and make adjustments.
I honestly don’t feel like anything compares to the Venty vaporizer in terms of overall performance, battery life, charging, airflow, ease of use, and reliability. However, there are other vaporizers that produce better vapor quality via 100% pure convection heating, and there are definitely smaller vaporizers better for portability and concealment. Mind you, the full convection-style vaporizers are not anywhere near as user-friendly and require a bit of a learning technique to get the best results. Also, most of the smaller portable vaporizers are 100% conduction, which doesn’t offer the vapor quality of a hybrid unit or full convection.
Firefly 2 Plus – The first vaporizer I would consider if you wanted the absolute best taste offered in a portable vaporizer is the Firefly 2+ (Plus). The Firefly 2+ is a pure convection portable vaporizer with nearly instant on-demand heat, a full glass vapor path and features a replaceable battery system.
The Venty destroys the Firefly 2+ in every category except flavor and possibly the ability to micro-dose through the day. The Firefly 2+ allows you to take small hits here and there throughout the day, whereas the Venty is most definitely a session-style vaporizer, and you’ll want to finish the bowl in one session. Check out my Firefly 2+ review for more info.
The other downside to the Venty is the overall size of the device. If you want something a little more pocket-friendly, I recommend checking out the Pax Plus vaporizer or Crafty Plus vaporizer.
Pax Plus – The Pax Plus is a pocket-sized full conduction-style vaporizer with excellent battery life and average vapor quality. The downside to the Pax units is the overall draw resistance and not nearly as consistent as the Venty.
I use my Pax vaporizers most for outdoor activities like biking, hiking, skiing, etc, because the outer shell is extremely durable and can handle those clumsy drops. Check out my Pax Plus review for more info.
Crafty Plus – The Crafty Plus is the smaller, less powerful version of the Venty with similar vapor quality, session styles, and it’s extremely easy to use/operate. I’ve used my Crafty Plus more than any other vaporizer I’ve reviewed, and it’s a great value buy compared to the new Venty. If you can’t justify the Venty price, the Crafty Plus is a great alternative. Find more info in my Crafty Plus review.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The Venty is one of the easiest vaporizers to use and maintain, but there are quite a few small chambers and pieces that will need to be cleaned within the cooling unit.
You can start to tell the Venty needs to be cleaned when the airflow starts to reduce, and the unit is not as free-flowing as it was when you first got it. Over time, debris and residue from the herb will collect into the different screens and chambers within the cooling unit.
The entire cooling unit can be taken apart and there are detailed instructions on how to do so in the manual and video instructions via the Storz and Bickel website. I’ll be making a more in-depth Venty cleaning article soon, but for now, you can check out the S&B cleaning directions.
Overall the Venty can go quite a long time without any cleaning needed, but it will take some time to disassemble the cooling unit, let pieces soak in ISO for a bit, clean everything, let it dry, and put it back together. You can also use the Storz and Bickel dosing capsules to help keep the unit cleaner for longer but debris/residue from the herbs will still get into the cooling unit and need to be cleaned.
Venty Review Conclusion
Well if you can’t tell already, I really like the Venty vaporizer, and it’s been my most used portable vaporizer since it hit my hands. Never mind the great vapor quality, amazing air flow, industry-leading battery life, impressively quick heat-up times and charge times… I reach for it because IT’S THE EASIEST TO USE.
There are no fancy loading techniques, no special way to inhale, and no stirring needed; just load it and rip it. It’s really that simple. You can load any amount in the chamber with any consistency. I’ve loaded as little as .1 grams ground up with no problems, and I’ve dropped a full .2 gram nug in with NO grinding and still get the same great session.
The only downside to the Venty vaporizer IMO is the size. The Venty is a big portable vaporizer with some heft to it, and while it can be pocketed, it’s not the most practical solution for your pant pockets. The Venty will fit better in a fanny pack, or baggier type of shorts/sweatpants. As I mentioned in the intro, the Venty is the best vaporizer for someone with deep pockets. Literally and figuratively.
Overall, Storz and Bickel knocked it out of the park with the Venty Vaporizer. I really enjoy the quick heat-up times, and the airflow of this device is insane. I can rip it as hard as I possibly can without any resistance which is just a wonderful thing. The majority of portable vaporizers all come with a decent amount of draw resistance and the Venty is like sucking air through a straw.
If you’ve made it this far into this Venty review, just get it. No ragrats.
The Venty vaporizer retails for $449, and you can click here to pick it up directly from Storz and Bickel. Scroll down for pros and cons, technical specs, and a breakdown of my ratings by category.
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|Best Overall Portable
|Storz and Bickel
|Dry Herbs and Concentrates
|104F – 410F
|10-12 Bowls Avg
|2 + 1
Performance by Category
|Ease of Use
Pros and Cons
The Storz and Bickel Venty is a portable dry herb (flower) vaporizer with exceptional vapor quality, insane performance and one of the easiest vaporizers to operate and maintain. The Venty is a bit hefty compared to other popular portable vaporizers but with the increased size comes massive performance gains. Check out my Venty vaporizer review for all the details.
Product Brand: Storz & Bickel
- A+ Vapor Quality
- Heat Up Times
- Battery Life
- Charging Times
- Ease of Use
- Non-Replaceable Batteries