The two flagship portable vaporizers by Storz and Bickel; The bulky, powerful Mighty and it’s little brother, The Crafty, which might be smaller but isn’t a slouch when it comes to delivering quality vapor. No matter your situation, whether you have a busy life and are looking to steal hits throughout the day to take the edge off, or you’re looking for a session vape that’ll help you melt into your sofa with the option to take the vape to your friends house.
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NamasteVapes New Zealand - The Mighty
For every vaporizer that’s smaller than a desktop model; models that are still portable and don’t need to be plugged into the wall, it’s the Mighty they have to answer to. The Storz & Bickel “Mighty” has set the standard for vaporizer excellent since it was released and all other vaporizers have been compared to it since, with most falling far short. For the longest time, the biggest downside for The Mighty has always been its portability. It’s a portable vaporizer, but only in the sense that it just doesn’t need to be plugged into the wall. Really, it’s way too big to be taken around with you everywhere. It might fit in a bag, and you could probably take it to a friends house or away on a trip without too much trouble, but on demand vaping is something you’ll never get with this. It barely fits in your entire hand.
NamasteVapes New Zealand - The Crafty
The Crafty is everything good about the Mighty, but refined down into a smaller, more portable package. At only half the size, the Crafty can easily fit into your pocket and have it being a part of your schedule and you can have that fantastic vapor on demand. The Crafty still works off of the same hybrid heating system, with a cooling unit on top of the vape to cool the vapor as it hits the mouthpiece, and actually still managed to retain the same sized bowl as the Mighty, so just because they managed to reduce the size doesn’t mean they’ve reduced the quality.
NamasteVapes New Zealand - The Differences
The Mighty, being bigger, is, of course, going to have more perks on the surface. Straight away, The Mighty clearly has double the amount of the rechargeable lithium ion batteries than The Crafty does. These are some of the strongest vape batteries on the market so it’s not like the Crafty is going to be letting you down. Because of its two batteries, the Mighty can basically afford to heat up much faster than the Crafty, giving you your desired vape a lot sooner.
Another major difference, and one of the ways they were able to cut the size down on the Crafty, was by removing the LCD screen that gave the Mighty its full digital control. Now, full digital control is always welcome, but the Crafty still does a very good job with its own set temperature settings. Though, if we’re being honest, it could have done with more than 2 of them. With all of that extra power swimming around the vape, they were also able to find room for the Mighty to be used even while plugged in, which is something even the Crafty can’t do. If you’re going on an extra long session and you're worried about your Mighty’s battery, don’t worry because you can just plug it in and keep going.
Now, if you thought that the temperature was going to be weak because of only two heat settings then I have a surprise for you because the Crafty does actually have something that the Mighty doesn’t. A Smartphone app. With the app, you can actually set what the two temperature settings you’re going to use are, which is a great advantage. Now, again, the Mighty has full digital control, so it’s not like you’re going to need a smartphone app to control the temperature. The Mighty on the other hand has a built in sensor built into it that’ll allow it to become drops in temperature within the chamber. The temperature should drop as you’re taking your draw so when the vape picks that up it’ll increase the airflow, giving you a smoother draw.
NamasteVapes New Zealand - The Similarities
The Design of both vapes are very similar, unsurprisingly. Where most vapes try to be slender, elegant, modern pieces representing the latest technology, Storz and Bickel manufacturer their vaporizers to look like real pieces of machinery. Like something right from a car engine. This has the fantastic benefit of really getting a sense of how powerful these vapes are before you even get the chance to use them.
But the similarities don’t just stop at the look of the vape. Getting into the guts of the machine, you’ll notice straight away that The Crafty and The Mighty use a similar chamber in both size and function. This lets The Crafty become just as much of a session vape as The Mighty if needs be. This chamber is also holding as much as 0.3 grams. Both vapes also have a short shut-off timer of roughly a minute in order to prevent the battery from being wasted. If 1 minute is too short for you, you can always press on the power button to start the timer over again back at a minute. Storz and Bickel, because their a company that wants to bring powerful, convenient vaping to people at a reasonable price. They want their vapes to be used, and so with each purchase they include tools to get the most out of your herb. A plastic but quality two-piece grinder as well as an S&B custom filling tool which’ll give you a perfectly filled bowl every time.
Both vapes, at the end of the day, are still Storz and Bickel models. They’re made with a fantastic build quality, delivering smooth, delicious and, thanks to the cooling unit, very cool vapor. You can’t go wrong with either model and, though it’s true that the Mighty has a slightly higher vapor quality, the fact that the Crafty can just slip into your pocket is something not to be overlooked.