VaporGenie Review

Vapor Genie LogoWhen I first heard about the VaporGenie I was immediately intrigued. Here was a small, pipe-like vaporizer for $50 and people were raving about it. Portable vapor without batteries sounded too good to be true. Was it?

Ordering and Shipping

I went with the ash model, there’s also an exotic hardwood version available that looks a bit more like something Santa Claus would have. I ordered directly from the manufacturer’s website using a prepaid credit card, the charge on the card was listed as VAPORGENIE LLC.

The confirmation email said thanks, and to send them an email if it didn’t arrive within 10 days, but that most orders take less than 7. Shortly after, I got an email from one of the VaporGenie staff

Hello VB,

Please let us know when it reaches you – we are trying to determine
shipping times with the new US Postal Service International Mail system.

Best regards,

No tracking number, but a nice touch none the less. It arrived in my mailbox exactly 10 days later, not too bad, though I was anxious to try it. It might have taken a bit longer due to a holiday and the fact that I was not located in the U.S.

It came in a blank, paper, packing envelope filled with bubble wrap. Along with the VaporGenie pipe itself, there were 2 small informational pamphlets. The contents listed on the customs declaration was “Tobacco Pipe”.

Construction and Appearance

At first glance the VaporGenie may look like a normal combustion pipe, but believe it or not, this thing is a vaporizer.

VaporGenie Side viewRear viewFront viewSide overhead view

Handmade in Virginia, the VaporGenie’s body is solid ash (hardwood), sanded down to a smooth finish and sealed with a food grade varnish. According to the manufacturer, there are no glues, adhesives or toxic materials used in the VaporGenie.

There are 2 main parts to the VaporGenie. The bottom piece is basically a normal pipe with a bowl and screen. It’s the spherical top piece that does the magic. Inside the sphere is dowel-shaped, ceramic flame-filter which has hundreds of tiny holes in a sponge-like formation. It keeps some distance between the flame from your lighter and the bowl, heating the air to vaporizing temperatures before it passes over your legal herb. Convection, basically.

The bowl and replaceable screen are stainless steel, as is the threaded sleeve portion on the bottom of the sphere. The threads are sturdy and catch easily. The flame filter itself is an inert ceramic– high purity silicon carbide according to the VaporGenie website. Finally, the thin metal insert which covers any wood exposed to flame is chrome plated brass, and the mouthpiece is glossy black plastic.

Ergonomically, the knurled design feels good in your hand and it has a nice weight (78 grams) to it. The unique grain patterns in the wood are quite attractive, IMO, and with the right kind of eyes, the shape of the pipe does resemble some sort of genie.

Top removed with ruler and Bic lighterThe bowlTop of the sphereThe ceramic flame filter illuminated by flash. Looks much blacker to the eye.

Overall, the VaporGenie is sturdy and well constructed, ash is the stuff they make baseball bats out of. The only thing that might fall apart, or out, rather, is the plastic mouthpiece, which is held in by ridges. Mine hasn’t fallen out but I can pull it out. Also, the older models didn’t come with a mouthpiece and it still works without it.

If anything does happen, the VaporGenie is covered by a lifetime warranty against defects, and the folks who make it seem like good people.

Using the VaporGenie

Grind up your legal herb or tobacco and load the bowl, leaving some room to screw on the top piece. From there it’s similar to using a normal pipe; apply a flame just above or just below the lip of the intake hole, above the ceramic flame filter, and draw air through the mouthpiece. Sounds easy, but it takes a little practice to get the temperature right.

Temperature is controlled by adjusting the flame and suction. The slower you inhale, the hotter the air gets. This might sound counter intuitive, but the slower the air is moving the more time it has to heat up.

What works for me is to keep the flame in the middle of the intake hole, around 2mm below the lip, while inhaling at a medium-slow rate for about 10 seconds.

Don’t Burn That Herb!

With proper technique the VaporGenie will indeed grant you some herbal or tobacco vapor. Let it get too hot and you’ll end up with scorched herb, and, smoke.

My smoking friends tended to want to cook it too long at first, since they’re used to feeling smoke in their lungs. It will probably take some basic coaching to ensure your friends don’t scorch the herb, this is important because combustion will make your VaporGenie taste like nasty burnt popcorn.

After a couple tries, my buddy was hitting it like a champ, better than me, with big vapor clouds and no burnage. Everyone will have their own technique with this thing.

Another thing you want to avoid is actually touching the flame to the ceramic flame filter itself. Doing so will leave soot deposits which clog the tiny holes in the filter. There are cleaning instructions on the VaporGenie website should this occur.

As with all vaporizers, stirring the herb between hits aids even cooking and allows visual inspection to determine doneness. Reload and repeat as desired.

Update: Here’s a little trick I’ve been using: Put an ice cube (or two) in your mouth so the air stream from the pipe passes over it. It cools the vapor down and also helps catch any small particles. You can even hold a little water in your mouth for some pseudo bong action.

Stealth and Convenience

One of the VaporGenie’s big selling points is its compact size. This thing is infinitely more portable than a plug in vaporizer and a lot easier to conceal for those who’d prefer to keep their business private.

The VaporGenie makes it really easy to hit some vees in the bathroom or even at your desk at work, if you’re brave enough. The fact that it doesn’t require electricity should make it very attractive to those who want to vaporize in a car, tent or just about anywhere but a windstorm (works best with zero wind; no flame fluctuations).

I also like how the top piece keeps any herb from falling out should you need to put it in your pocket. Just make sure no herb is stuck to the flame filter before you heat it up.

We used one VaporGenie between 3 people with pleasing results, any more might be a hassle, especially if they’re new. Of course, you could use more than one.

Vapor Quality

The VaporGenie is what it is– a compact vaporizer-pipe that uses a flame for heat. It should be made clear (and it is on the VaporGenie website) that it doesn’t produce vapor as clean as that from a high end vaporizer with an all ceramic heating element. While the flame-heated vapor certainly tastes a lot better than smoke, it’s not as tasty or clean as the vapor from my Silver Surfer Vaporizer. That said, when used properly, the VaporGenie can produce big clouds of vapor.

There have been some questions raised about the health implications of inhaling butane and even whether you do at all… You could probably minimize the risk by using high quality, multi-refined butane in a refillable lighter with piezoelectric ignition (eliminates flint dust, which is likely worse to inhale than butane). Some people have reported good results using torch/blue flame style butane lighters which burn a lot cleaner than bics.

In any case, I think it’s logical to assume that vapor from the VaporGenie is much safer than inhaling smoke. While I’ll continue use my Silver Surfer when possible, The VG is really is portable vapor– anytime, anywhere.

* I found a message board post accusing the flame filter of being dangerous (2nd post). It looks a bit like someone trying to hurt business, as no solid proof is provided. I’ll try to get some more info on this.

Update: Dan from VaporGenie has responded to this nasty accusation.
Read his response here.


The VaporGenie is a compact vaporizer pipe that uses a ceramic flame filter to keep your lighter’s flame from touching the herb below. It takes some practice to use properly, and isn’t as clean as a high end vaporizer, but, it’s super portable, stealthy and only $50.

If you’re interested in vaporizing but aren’t ready to shell out the big bucks, this might be the ticket. Even if you already own a high end vaporizer, the VaporGenie is handy to have when you’re away from home or without access to electricity.

For the money, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better vaporizer. My friends that have used it all want their own.

Quick Hits


  • compact / portable
  • stealthy
  • looks cool
  • convection
  • solid, non-toxic construction
    • reliable
  • lifetime guarantee
  • top piece keeps herb from falling out
  • $50
    • inexpensive entry into vaporization
    • good value for money


  • uses flame as heat source
    • butane can taint taste of vapor (debated)
    • not as clean as ceramic element heaters
    • can dry your throat
    • burns through lighters quickly
  • flame/inhalation based temperature control is fairly inaccurate (especially for inexperienced users)
    • accidental combustion possible
  • somewhat steep learning curve
    • not ideal for large groups
  • not as efficient as some high end vaporizers
  • mouthpiece can come loose

Looks like a lot of negatives, but don’t get me wrong. I’m comparing this to vaporizers costing 10 times as much, and they don’t fit in your pocket! I like my VaporGenie and would buy it again, even if they upped the price.

Note: I’ve been made aware of a VaporGenie knockoff called the VaporBuddy, pretty much your (sub)standard knockoff imported from China. Aside from the fact that it’s a ripoff and likely constructed with little concern for health, it actually costs more than the VaporGenie.

Do yourself a favor and get the real thing.


  1. Tobias
    Posted February 3, 2008 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    Hey m8 nice review and good research.

    I’ve been looking at the VG since last night after enduring a joint. My lungs are sick of it!

    I sent VG a mail asking for express shipping. Do you thing they offer it?

    Best regards

  2. Vapor Buff
    Posted February 3, 2008 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    Smart move, your lungs will thank you. :)

    Not sure about the express shipping, hopefully they can work something out for you.

    Glad the review was of some use to you!


  3. an
    Posted March 30, 2008 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Great, accurate, and thoughtful review.
    This pipe works like a charm! Style-wise, it’s rather ‘old world’ – but, functionally, it’s cutting edge…

  4. cannabudz
    Posted July 16, 2008 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Nice review, im waiting for the mail now, and keen to “train” for those stealth missions

  5. epicrelay
    Posted September 23, 2008 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    do you NEED a grinder for this, or can you finely shred whatever you have by hand.

  6. Vapor Buff
    Posted September 24, 2008 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    You can break up your bud by hand, grinder is just more convenient.

    sup, canna :D

  7. Eko
    Posted October 17, 2008 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I have been doing some research into this and I was wondering something. I have read that the normal big vaporizers are not too healthy for you (due to the plastic) would you say this is better health wise? And I was looking into vaporizers to conserve more, would you say that this little vaporgenie should do the trick? Thank you!

  8. Vapor Buff
    Posted October 19, 2008 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Eko, there are plenty of plug in vaporizers that aren’t made out of plastic. Keep researching, but don’t believe everything you read; there is a lot of terrible info out there along with fake reviews.

    The Vaporgenie has its pros and cons, overall it’s a great pocket portable and well worth the 50 bucks.

    Check out if you haven’t already.


  9. Eko
    Posted October 21, 2008 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the reply. I checked out the site, has a lot of useful info. But I have a few questions, if you don’t mind.
    When you vaporize your herb, then you can use it to bake with right? Could you also put it into a water pipe?
    And, how long do you need to ‘light’ it for, and how long should that last?
    Sorry about all the questions, I have no clue when it comes to things like this. Thank you again

  10. Vapor Buff
    Posted October 23, 2008 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Baking works pretty well, you need a fair amount and the taste is off compared to fresh herb, but that’s to be expected. Smoking leftovers is not very nice; the yummy flavor terpenes are gone and it’s very dry. Last resort for sure, but some people do it.

    How long you need to light the Vaporgenie? I outlined some technique in the review, beyond that it’s really a matter of getting a feel for it yourself. Many people swear by the VG, but I do know of one that has yet to get the technique down. If you want a fool proof vaporizer this is not it.

  11. NK
    Posted February 10, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I just got the VG, and Im still working on the technique.. but overall its AWESOME!!!

  12. djharmo
    Posted February 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    i recently purchased this product and was wicked stoked when it finally arrived. i believe i have the proper technique down (my filter is intact and the taste is never akin to burnt popcorn). however, it seems as if the after-effect isn’t as pronounced as the after-effect of using a normal combustion pipe. is this to be expected? if not, could you please spare some advice? thank you very much.

  13. TheGreatWhite
    Posted April 2, 2009 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Are you serious Tobias, you really endured an entire joint?! I’m not trying to sound like an asshole but I smoke at least 2 blunts a day. Anyway though I ordered the vaporgenie last night after reading a few reviews and I regret not looking far enough into it, because it looks like the pipe probably isn’t made for serious weed heads. The fedex tracking site says it should be here tomorrow, I’ll let you guys know if I was wrong if I can remember.

  14. Shyla
    Posted May 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    hello I was reading this review and it has good info. I’m
    planning to get a Vg..the price is good, and wondering if it’s a better pipe then my glass pipe with a shot gun.. I’m conserned however if it will be bulky in my coat pocket for when I head out to school. Hmm I was also wondering .. My dad has a nose thats like a blood hound so if I smoke I’m my room can they smell it?? This is my first time looking in to getting a vaporizor pipe and I want to reduce the intake of tar build up in my lungs so I thought this might be a better way to go.. Let me know.

  15. Amanda Klock
    Posted June 15, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Yo! So I just bought a VG yesterday for my husband, I really appreciate the tips and tricks on usage because it looks as though the lighter technique for this thing is way different than a glass pipe where you just torch the herb. (I am NoT looking for burnt popcorn!) Eew. I am really stoked for the arrival of my ‘Genie and wanted to throw a Thank-You for the candid review.


  16. Slayer Bloody Slayer
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Hey, thanks for the review, it’s good to know that the VG is a quality product. The Genie seems to be the most ideal vaporizer for me, seeing as how I don’t have an extra $500 for a volcano, and portability is of priority.

    However, I was wondering if you would honestly recommend the VaporGenie for regular use by someone who smokes herb daily. I don’t like inhaling smoke or its effects, and am interested in purchasing a vaporizer, but don’t want to feel compromised every time I go to blaze. I don’t want to have to run through a convoluted process numerous times a day. Basically, I would only be convinced to buy the VG if, after adapting to using it properly, it was as simple as smoking from a glass-piece. Based on my interpretation of your review, it doesn’t seem like it would be, but I figured I would ask if you’d personally recommend it, anyway.

    Also, I have a few questions that are posed purely out of curiosity; is the vapor as harsh as smoke? Does it taste better?

    Sorry if that was a bit too long. XD

  17. NinjaPirateRin
    Posted July 7, 2009 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    Bloody Slayer, I’ve been using my Vapor Genie for about 2 months now and I would answer your question with a yes, it is as easy as smoking from a glass pipe once you get the hang of it. The only exception to that is if you are outside, it might be hard to block the wind, but otherwise it takes about a minute to vaporize a bowl unless you’re taking very long breaks between hits.

    Definitely recommended, and this review was awesome!

  18. Posted July 25, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    i ordered my vaporgenie because it was cheapest vape on market, got it in 3 days with expedited delivery. all in all im pretty happy so far, the first few days i burned the herbs but im getting the hang of it, definately not a volcano, the taste isnt quite as strong and it can be interesting finding that sweet spot, note make sure you buy a grinder.

  19. Smokey
    Posted July 31, 2009 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    After owning and then losing a vapor genie, I have realized that you can do the same thing with a normal pipe if the bowl is deep and narrow enough. I am now vaporizing with an onyx tobacco pipe using a similar method to the vapor genie. It takes a little bit more control to prevent combustion but with practice it is just as easy as using a vapor genie and only costs about $5-$15 depending on where you live.

  20. boa01
    Posted August 7, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    hey i just wanted to say i just got the vg and i really like it..also to the people saying that it doesnt taste as good as electric, i dont really taste that…i have a ssv and if anything the taste was more potent on the vg. i think its because it doesnt have to travel through the tube. also i should mention that ive never used butane on my vg, only sure the butane would make me rate the taste lower than my ssv..if your indoors use beeline for sure.

  21. Scott Barnes
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Permalink


  22. Posted December 30, 2009 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    thanks for all the info guys. i should have mine in about 7 days. ill post with my review then.

  23. big pimp
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    is the vapor genie a good way to eliminate all weed smell. I need a good way to not have any more smell

  24. alshook
    Posted March 2, 2010 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Great review. Very informative. I was on the fence of whether or not to purchase one and I think you just may have made the desicion for me. Thank You

  25. Posted March 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Just trying my first go on it now :)

  26. myzared driftwood
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    I bought one right after I tried it. Had it in my hands in twenty minutes. I was told it cost 45.oo but I paid 60.00. It is worth it. I use th leftovers for brownies mixed with fresh.

  27. clonehead
    Posted April 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    FINALLY SOMETHING THAT WORKS AT A FAIR PRICE!! I was sceptical, who wouldn’t be? The key to success is mastering the proper amount of flame with the proper amount of draw & fluffing the seedless, stemless errr tobacco. Once mastered (it’s easy) it becomes automatic. Remember not to pack the bowl tight or completely fill it. I can now smoke harsh stuff without gagging and coughing my head off. Hey, you don’t have to cough to get off! I have COPD from friggen cigarettes and probably wouldn’t if I had a Vapor Genie back then.

  28. Posted April 14, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    I would NOT get a pipe from this website. ( One of my 2 pipes was defective and a customer service rep “Dan” basically blamed me and refused to let me return it or give me a replacement. This site will rip you off. Don’t buy from it!

  29. Posted April 14, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    I would NOT get a pipe from this website. One of my 2 pipes was defective and a customer service rep “Dan” basically blamed me and refused to let me return it or give me a replacement. This site will rip you off. Don’t buy from it!

  30. Posted April 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Ive had my classic VG for about 3 years now maybe 4 hell i dunno, I love it, Its the only thing I use and I smoke daily. I breathe so much better since starting Vape-ing, im going to try out their new aluminum line of pipes. As far as customer service unlike the above post, Ive found *Dan* to be extremely nice, answers emails, and stands by his American Made product. I enjoy taking my VaporGenie out on the Balcony overlooking The Valley/Los Angeles, its old fashoned its personal its classic, I proudly own 2 of them.

  31. Lonman
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    I bought a VaporGenie about 5 years ago, I also bought a Vapair (which I do not have the patience for due to the low quality material I have available). The VaporGenie has proven indispensable to me since I had a stroke and heart attack and decided not to smoke anything anymore. Even with mediocre to low quality material the VaporGenie does it for me between 3 & 6. Plus electricity can be an issue where I live.

    Lonman – Venezuela

  32. graham52
    Posted July 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic review. Just the final impartial reccomendation I was looking for before I went ahead and bought. Thank you!

  33. Chuck
    Posted September 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Is it more, the same, or less efficient than regular combustion smoking? Can you just put in a little and get the same effect as you would with a one hitter bat? I’m leaning toward getting one if it’s fairly efficient.

  34. Akubax
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Steps to using the VaporGenie perfectly:

    1. Before refilling your V.G, make sure the previous vapored bud is all out. (or it will give your new bowl a possible ‘roach’ taste)
    2. Break up the bud as much as you can by hand or grinder, and fill the bowl 3/4 full.(do not pack it tight!)
    3. Before taking a hit make sure to exhale all the air in your lungs, because you have to hit it for 10-30 seconds. (depending how hard you hit it)
    4. (By following up with multiple V.G users we concluded that holding the V.G sideways while hitting it gives a better cool/hot air current through the bud.) Thus bring the V.G to your lips. (sideways, or up right if you choose)
    5. You must make sure not to let the lighter flame touch the outer metal, (or it will turn black) or the paint surrounding the metal. (will cause permanent damage!)
    6. Holding lighter parallel to the inside of the bowl, aim the flame right in the middle of the bowl and do not let it go too far inside because it will burn the filter) then take your hit!
    7. Every 2-3 hits get something with a point such as a pencil tip and just mix around the bud to get best results.

  35. VapoChick
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    I love my vapo genie! It’s all I ever use! And no, I don’t work for the company.

  36. Arrrr
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    i just got my VG and it’s so hard to use! Im getting an AWFUL taste – it tastes like paint. I don’t have a good technique yet and I’m sure the taste is from burning the paint around the bowl— it’s hard to not let the flame touch the bottom of the bowl cuz you can’t even see where the flame is.. I’m trying to use it, I just wish it was easier. If i had to do it all over again, I’d add more money and get an electric vaporizer where I don’t have to worry about where the flame is and what it shouldn’t touch

  37. woody
    Posted June 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Got a vapor genie the other day, I found it really easy to use straight away and have been higher in the last few days than I had been for years. I was smoking between 10 and 15 single skin joints a day , sometimes more, now smoking about 5 or 6 and vaping alot. Conserves your weed as well, I feel I could make my weed last at least twice as long now.

    Only thing I wondered is whether inhaling butane exhaust a good idea. Still a lot better than smoke I am sure.

  38. james
    Posted October 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    I just want to know if I am going to get as high, and also if it is conventional as far as how much I will be using.

  39. Johnny Blaze
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Tried the VG for the first time and loved it! Tasted like I ate the herb straight up. Picked mine up via Amazon for the free shipping, I think VG sells via Amazon so I will see if I qualify for the Lifetime Guarantee. All-in-all I think this is a sound investment for inexpensive on-the-go stealth maneuvers

  40. Posted September 27, 2012 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Everything is very open with a precise explanation of the challenges.
    It was really informative. Your site is extremely helpful.
    Thank you for sharing!

  41. Posted November 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    It’s an awesome post designed for all the online visitors; they will obtain benefit from it I am sure.

  42. jerry
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    very hard to use this product. do not count on any help from the manufacturer. they advertise as a Virginia LLC but the Virginia Secretary of State has no listing for them. They hide their physical address.

  43. Posted January 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    This is Jason from VaporGenie. I would just like to respond #42 Jerry. We provide any help and all help that our customers need. I am not sure as to the nature of this complaint… I can find no emails or orders from anyone named “Jerry” in January.

    We do not hide our physical address. It can be found in a number of places on our website, especially the left side bar Comodo Secure Icon (mouse over). Comodo provides a $250,000 guarantee as to our identity and address. I’m don’t know anything about “Virginia secretary of state”. That is not a government entity that we deal with.

  44. Jon
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    I just picked one up today. I haven’t had a chance to hit it yet, but after reading all of these positive comments and the review I’m really pumped to take a hit out of this thing. Just a question though; Is it easier to hold the piece sideways or on a tilt? Seems like it would be the best way to not burn your thumb with your lighter! lol

  45. cannabuddy45
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Ayyyy Shyla, I just vaped about 4 bowls in my bedroom and I find it produces zero smell if used correctly. If you suck to slow then it kinda smells like Burt popcorn and tastes herby. Hope I helped!

  46. cannabuddy45
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    Jon! Depends! Tilting it sideways kinda gives ur flame a wee bit oomph, whereas straight up and down gives more control and visibility on the flame.

  47. Jerry
    Posted February 3, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    In reply to #43, the Comodo site lists an address that appears to be a residence owned by one Jason J (coincidental?). And yes Jason you do have to deal with the Virginia Secretary of State to register as an LLC (Limited Liability Corp). Anyone dealing with VaporGenie’s customer service needs to know that Jason’s recommendations are frequently wrong and frequently overridden by his boss, Dan.

  48. Paulie
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    you cannot trust some of these positive reviews. i sent a NEGATIVE review to gotvape that they did not print. a few days letter, i sent a POSITIVE review which they did print. i do not think that is a coincidence. gotvape must be getting something from VaporGenie or they wouldn’t be doing this. how many of the positive reviews are legitimate?

  49. Bob
    Posted March 3, 2013 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    Positive traits:
    Conserves herb, no smell, good for lungs, small, compact, cheap, keeps herb in bowl within pocket, no burn out, durable

    negative traits:
    long time to take tokes, wind=big problem, not quite as fast as other methods, not very fun to teach typical dumb witted girls how to use, has a reputation to attract Goblor the fifth demon of the underworld,

  50. Fidel
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    about the butane lighters being unhealthy. “hemp wick” can be a better alternative to lighters it’s easier to use and it helps with taste, look it up. and its cheap. with less than $20 u can get a life supply of it, an make sure it says 100 percent organick

  51. JF
    Posted October 11, 2013 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    I don’t understand how the few complaints regarding the piece and the company can be true.
    I’ve had nothing but excellent experiences with both. The VG works exactly as stated, providing very high quality vapor while the company goes way out it’s way to provide the necessary information to provide a positive experience with the product they sell.
    I’ve also purchased directly from VG and they’ve been very prompt and reasonably priced. An inquiry made to their customer service was fully answered next day and was very courteous.

    Excellent product from an excellent company.

  52. Diego
    Posted February 7, 2014 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I am really confused. How do you light this thing without damaging it. Please someone explain to me, thank you , and really looking foward to buying this product.

  53. Jason J
    Posted February 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Diego: Try watching the youtube video: How To Use the VaporGenie Properly – Flame Application Tutorial

  54. Jason J
    Posted February 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    And BTW you can’t really “damage” the filter with flame. You can clog it from improper use but you can’t “burn” it as many people seem to think. It can be unclogged fairly easily.

  55. Diego
    Posted February 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Thanks dude really helped , so all im supposed to do is keep the flame slightly off the bowl ?

  56. Jason J
    Posted February 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Glad I could help. You’re confusing “bowl” and “top”
    Hover the flame in the top, just above the filter

  57. Egzoset
    Posted November 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm | Permalink


    The 1st time i tried it i ended up gaving away as i was unable to operate it properly. The next year i tried again and worked on customizations for a couple years until i got satisfied with it (i get dab-like opaque clouds now)… All this time i could have simply refered to their pattent and realize more complex cores as my own had been explored already:

    Except i cut the SiC puck in slightly unequal halves and separate them with a 17-holes metal disc installed in between the main core cavity and the screwing-base cavity for some hybrid implementation. I tagged this my Modded VG Classic pipe and today i see it on top of e-Cigs and electric-dry machines alike as i can’t stand cannabic dryness anymore and the VG Classic happens to offer me the Inlet Self-Conditioning i need so much.

    The next trend? IMO electro-magnetic Induction Heat using a 17-holes Curie-alloy disc should turn it into a pulsed-mode tool capable of helping with consumption profile since i find the ritual much less “obcessive”, so to speak: it cools down quick and hence “conserves”…

    So i believe we haven’t seen the last of it if only the manufacturer will care to see such potential into a sturdy/reliable/affordable/tasty/potent (etc.) product!!

    A must have at least as “Plan-B”, absolutely.

    Good day, have fun!!

  58. Egzoset
    Posted November 28, 2015 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Now trying to evaluate/explore “Micro-Bursting” with a custimized VG…

  59. Posted June 2, 2016 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    Ready for June 24th!

  60. Posted August 2, 2016 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    Once in a while i have posted some more pictures reflecting my progress.

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