Silver Surfer Vaporizer

The Silver Surfer vaporizer

The Silver Surfer vaporizer (SSV) was the first vaporizer created by Colorado, USA-based 7th Floor, LLC in Colorado, USA.

Introduced in 2002 the Silver Surfer is said to be the first vaporizer ever to use glass and ceramic heating elements.

The outer shell is made from Anodized aluminum, a trademark signature of the 7th Floor company.

The Silver Surfer vaporizer comes in a variety of colors, which cost more than the standard silver model.

Paying more just because they painted it a different color in Colorado doesn’t make much sense to me.

And besides, it’s not silver anymore, even though they have names like “Silver Blue”, “Silver Black” and “Green Silver” among others.

The Silver Surfer also comes with a 120volt or 220-volt power adapter with a 3m (10ft.) long chord, a very high-quality glass wand and mouthpiece, which 7th Floor sells customized versions of, a flexible tube and a large needle-like poker for stirring your product in the attachable filling chamber. It also comes with an attachment so it can be used as an oil diffuser.

Being a comic book fan back in the day, it’s safe to assume that the Silver Surfer was a bit odd and I have to say, this vaporizer is too.

The design of the Silver Surfer is like a tube but has a section “sliced” out of it to give it an angle at the bottom. This is because when attaching the filling chamber and tube it prevents the herbs from falling into the heating element since it’s on an angle.

I understand the concept but the design aspect didn’t make a lot of sense to me. I guess it didn’t make much sense to 7th Floor either.

They didn’t include this angular design on the descendant of the Silver Surfer, the Da Buddha vaporizer, which was put on the market in 2008.

Like it’s younger sibling, the Silver Surfer vaporizer has a simple “radio dial” on and off switch that also sets the temperature.

It’s made from colorful glass marbles that have been melted together and shaped. It’s a nice design addition but doesn’t really go with the rest of the vaporizers design. I don’t really get it, but it’s a bit trippy too, so that’s cool.

A flaw that I saw on the Silver Surfer that could have been corrected on Da Buddha vaporizer would have been to put some kind of number indicator around the dial so you can see how hot it is. It’s kind of like a volume dial without the numbers “1” through “10” around it.

But loud is loud. And I guess, hot is hot, in the case of the Silver Surfer.

The Silver Surfer comic book character can travel light speeds through universes but don’t expect that same type of speed with the Silver Surfer vaporizer version.

Cranking the knob all the way up takes about 5-7 minutes (minimum) for it to heat up. The tube, with the filling chamber attached, has to be held physically to the heating element by hand.

There is a “hands-free” attachment that locks the tube in place but it’s cumbersome and I’m not big on extra attachments.

The Silver Surfer like in the comic book is reliable, a bit weird and can be frustrating at times. But it delivers.

The Silver Surfer vaporizer was the first on the market with their heating technology, but I think the folks at 7th Floor better give their surfboards a good waxing if they want to keep up with the competition like the Volcano by Storz-Bickel.

It sells for about $300US for the silver version and $350US for a color version.


  • Elmer V.

    I can’t say enough good things about the Silver Surfer Vaporizer. It’s clean, sleek, efficient and unique. The heat covers and glass temperature knobs are all handcrafted from marbles to each unit is slightly different than the other. Love that you can choose your own color for the standing base. The only downside is that you have to hold the want to the heating unit while you’re vaping. You can get the accessory that holds the wand to the heater for you but I think it should be included rather than an add-on.

  • C. Holmes

    The Silver Surfer is one of my favorite vaporizers. It’s heats up fast and my herbs last longer. I use half the amount I would normally consumer by smoking. I’ve never used a Volcano but I can’t imagine anything better than the Silver Surfer.

  • Hans

    I absolutely love the SSV! Everyone that has tried it has complemented me on how unbelievable it works! I called all my friends and recommended the SSV to them after just my first use! Since then my friends have each purchased one for themselves and are extremely happy with theirs as well. I know I will be enjoying this vaporizer for years to come.

  • Mico

    The silver surfer is the best vape I have owned or used.  I think 7th floor has all their bases covered as far as design, they have taken something and made a very functional machine that looks cool too.  If the author dosn’t ‘get’ the whole surfer concept he cannot deny it is still an impecably well crafted machine.  My finding with vapes that have a digital temperature read-out is that they tend to be very unreliable with giving an acurate reading.  To get the most out of any vape you have to be experienced with many different vapes and be familiar with how your blends taste at various temperatures and just find that temperature by way of trial and error.  It has also lasted the longest in terms of durability and being problem free.

  • Mindphuk420

    People that complain about not having markings or temperature readings on a whip style vape are clueless about how to use one. These don’t blow the hot air at a constant rate like a Volcano, you adjust the level of heat being applied by altering how fast you inhale.  This means all settings are going to have enough individual variance to render any markings or temp readings meaningless.

    Hands free is also a worthless feature as the heat tends to channel through the center of the herbs requiring stirring every so often but this gives a more thorough and efficient use.

    For a whip style, the Silver Surfer is top shelf and considering I hate dealing with the stupid bags unless you have 3 or more people, I rate it higher than the Volcano. 

  • Pete

    bought 1 off amazon and it does not even work…no vape…… why is that

    • vaporizerblogger

      That is terrible.. Who did you buy it from? Will you be able to get a new one?
      Hope you can get it resolved or working.. Still it sucks.. You were probably anticipating using your new vape. Let us and the community know how it works out.

    • vaporizerblogger

      That is terrible.. Who did you buy it from? Will you be able to get a new one?
      Hope you can get it resolved or working.. Still it sucks.. You were probably anticipating using your new vape. Let us and the community know how it works out.

  • Pete

    bought 1 off amazon and it does not even work…no vape…… why is that

  • Puff Puff Pass

    Lets not for get his cousin Tha Buddha Another Great Vape!

  • Coop

    All people complaining on here are most likely volcano users. There is a completely different dynamic from this style of vaporizer. It most likely should take a minimum of 2 months of use before anybody really judges a vaporizer. This is an awesome vape hands down probably the best.

  • David

    I find that the ground glass on both the wand and the vape itself mean that just turning wand when I put it in keeps it in hands free. I often even end up having some trouble getting the wand back out.