About the Vapor Brothers

About Us

Vaporbrothers is Built to Last

As the creators of the original vapor box we helped popularize the notion of vaporizing at a time when it was still unheard of by the public. Our invention provided an instant way to get a dense and sweet tasting vapor directly from herbs without the drawbacks of smoking. Our vaporizer utilized a glass handpiece and hose that we named the Whip®, which was trademarked and the whole process patented worldwide. We exist 25 years later due to our dedication and the quality of the experience.

Vaporbrothers iconic vapor box models are made from natural materials and give ample fresh tasting vapor without waiting. Portable options don't hit the same, but we've chosen a few portable vaporizers that create clean vapor.

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VB users frequently contact us to share how the vaporizer has impacted their life in a noticeable way. We take pride in trying to make the VB experience more accessible by getting low or no cost vapor boxes into the hands of disabled veterans and those in extreme medical need. If you are able to help please consider making a donation. Current Vaporbrothers owners can also donate their old boxes and receive a steeply discounted new VB1 or VB1.5 through our "Trade In Deal". Thank you for continuing to be a valued customer of Vaporbrothers.

Our Story

Vaporbrothers was created by two friends, an artist "Geno" and an engineer "Linus" in early 1999. We were looking for a way to vaporize without hassle, since the common vaporizer of the day was slow, finicky, and tended to burn the herbs. The taste was important as well, as vapor could became stale by the time it was ready to inhale in the devices of the day. We created a brand new way to inhale heated air through the herbs to evaporate their oil content instantly. 

Our "Glass-on-glass 100% convection" way of vaporizing heated the herbs gently, avoiding burned spots since the herbs never contacted hot surfaces. Once our new invention delivered an inhale that was dense enough to be "too strong," we knew we had a marketable device and set out to convert the world to vaporizing. The US Patent office approved three very general utility patents for this "Whip®" style of vaporizing.

Local Venice residents who were immersed in cutting edge ventures of health, hemp, and psychedelia took up the mantle of Vaporbrothers in the spring of 1999. We got immeasurable help from actor Woody Harrelson, his assistant Mariko and his brother Brett, also mutual friends who introduced us, Dr. Richard Deandrea and Steve Claps. These important founders of our brand gave us material help and a platform to spread the notion of vaporizing throughout LA circles. Through his recent work with groundbreaking hemp fashion company Hempstead, Woody was already familiar. Dr Deandrea was currently running a project to convert inner city families to organic food and good nutrition. Steve Claps was furthering several ventures including his band Smoking Toads, a musical companion for people to use during their psychedelic experiences. 

Since our beginnings, we've popularized the notion of vaporizing to America and abroad. Our iconic angled box vaporizer shape has become a common vaporizer type, although we only recommend inhaling from our brand as others don't consider the design limitations necessarily to ensure no outgassing of harmful chemicals. We exist to elevate the health and enjoyment of the people who use our invention. Users all the way back to our first days often tell us that vaporizers have improved their lives by making herb medication more accessible and effective, also by reducing exposure to the harmful products of smoking. A portion of our sales go to supporting patients with serious medical and financial needs. 

We are growing into the future not by rolling out new designs every year, but by maintaining our original quality and standing by our warranty and helpful customer service. We carry our original herb vaporizer, now called "VB1" and our portable oil pen. We look forward to meeting new customers, as people are increasingly valuing their respiratory health.

The Vaporbrothers Experience

We would never sell a product we wouldn’t want to use ourselves. Since vaporizers contain extremely hot components, it's essential to design them not to overheat and off-gas toxic odors. In the "hot zone" of our devices, we eliminate materials that break down with temperature, such as plastic, Teflon, brass, or shiny metals. We have strict self-imposed standards that ensure the vapor stream is non-toxic. Our industry can be a minefield, so our extra attention to inhalation safety helps assure a good experience. The vaporizers in our selection are either handpicked by our R&D team or custom designed from the ground up. Vaporizer styles we originated became popular through person-to-person contact instead of marketing — at one point, our patented box-style vaporizer was the most common in the world. We have a new invention that does for oils what our box vaporizer did for herbs, to make a previously tedious experience straightforward and easy, presentable in the home, silent and safe to use.

This relentless dedication is why Vaporbrothers Vaporizers are always head and shoulders above the knock-offs. You can literally smell the difference between our devices and our imitators. Whether you’re a connoisseur of herbal flavor, or if you simply don’t like inhaling plastic fumes, you’ll be thrilled with the clean hit you get from our devices.

Our dedication to good vibes extends to our pricing: our devices aren’t the cheapest, but for the quality of material used, they’re the most affordable on the market — we think everyone should have access to a clean, high-quality vaporizing experience.

New Devices, Same High Standards

Vaporbrothers’ newest innovation is an easy-to-use desktop device specially-designed for concentrated herbal extracts: the VB2. VB2 is built in limited quantities for special order only, and will become a new product once we secure enough funding to start the assembly process.

For vaporizing oils on the go, Vaporbrothers sources a custom-made vapor pen:the VB Eleven. The materials are carefully controlled to ensure a more reliable pen and cleaner-tasting vapor than the norm. Vaporbrothers pens won "Best Standard Pen of 2014" by High Times Magazine, and have been improved since then to have a significantly easier draw.

Serving Our Community with Care

In addition to delivering the cleanest and most efficient vapor experience possible, we are dedicated to providing better customer service than most other companies.

For those who have significant medical needs, we donate vaporizers and help them learn the best ways to use them. We’ve also sponsored leading activists and role models in the alternative medicine arena throughout our 17-year history.

We know we would be nothing without your support, so we invite you to be part of the process as we continue to evolve our products.

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