We just received the Grasshopper vaporizer from Hopper Labs, and take it from us - this is one high tech vape! While the Grasshopper has been a long anticipated product that has taken years to develop, the finished product has been well worth the wait.
Hopper Labs financed production and development of this product through crowdfunding online with Indiegogo and there have been lots of eyes on their progress ever since.
The Grasshopper Vaporizer in Action
The Grasshopper is a true convection vaporizer in a wonderfully compact package. Assembled in the USA and available in either stainless steel or titanium, this device heats up with lightening speed, and is light and portable enough to carry around while still feeling sturdy and resilient. Structured to look like an actual pen, the Grasshopper may be one of the stealthiest vapes available on the market to date.
As well as being one of the most travel-friendly vapes, the Grasshopper is also an incredibly user-friendly device. To fire it up, simply remove the mouthpiece from the bottom of the pen and load the chamber with ground materials.
One of our favourite things about the Grasshopper is that you can load in either a very small amount of herb or pack a full chamber, while still maintaining tasty thick clouds of vapor, thanks to trusty convection heating.
Since the hot air extracts the vapor instead of the herbs being heated directly in the chamber you can use small amounts or full chambers without it affecting the flavor.
Once you've loaded the Grasshopper you can select a temperature range from the top of the unit by rotating the mechanical dial. To turn the unit on press the button on the top and you will then see red lights near the heating chamber.
The unit heats up fully within 5 seconds from room temperature and is ready to vape! You may find that you don't get a lot of visible vapor on the first draw, but that first draw will contain all the terpenes and flavor of your materials.
Your next draw should produce lots of vapor and then going from there as well you may find that the mouthpiece gets quite hot. The solution for this of course is the use of the silicone sleeves which substantially reduce the amount of heat on your lips.
Grass Hopper Vape Comparison & Conclusion
The Grashopper's vapor production compares with the Mighty and the Crafty, although the vapor itself is quite a bit hotter. But, the fact that this unit heats up so fast and can vape small amounts of material plus the fact that it is so discrete really set this vaporizer apart from other convection models on the market today.