This article is a full comparison of the Mighty and Crafty+ portable dry herb vaporizers. These are the first portable vaporizers (upgraded Crafty) released by the company Storz and Bickel out of Germany back in 2014, and they are still going strong to this day.
Storz and Bickel also make the Plenty, a home-use plug-in type of vaporizer that came out in 2009. The Volcano Hybrid, the newest digital version of the Volcano Classic, and last but not least, the 20th Anniversary Gold Edition Volcano Classic. Check out a complete breakdown of all the Volcano desktop vaporizers here.
This will be a comparison of just these two models. I’m assuming you are deciding which one to buy, the Crafty Plus or the Mighty. It’s important to know that everyone will not want the same vaporizer coming out of this comparison.
Each of these vapes has advantages over the other, and it all comes down to how YOU specifically will be using your vaporizer. With that said, find out what I like about each of them below.
Table of Contents
- 1 What I like about the Crafty+ and Mighty
- 2 Crafty Plus vs. Mighty Differences
- 3 Crafty Plus and Mighty Battery Info
- 4 The Chambers, Heating Elements, & Vapor Paths
- 5 Operation, Displays & Ease of Use
- 6 Mighty vs Crafty+ Vaporizer? My Two Pennies
What I like about the Crafty+ and Mighty
I like the Crafty because of its portability, concealment, ease of use, and I’ve been using it mostly when I’m on the go. The Crafty easily fits in my jean pockets, hoodies, and short pockets. It’s also easier to charge on the go via USB charging, and everyone is controlled via one button. The Crafty+ retails for $279. (Shop Crafty+ | $237 w/code S&B15)
The Mighty has been the one I’ve been using more at home, sitting on the couch. I keep it on the coffee table and use it while I’m watching Netflix shows. It’s also perfect for long day adventures if you don’t mind the extra weight in your pockets. The Mighty retails for $349. (Shop Mighty | $296 w/code S&B15)
I also put together a Mighty/Crafty+ water tool adapter tutorial using the whip from my Extreme-Q and a D020-D bubbler. It also lists a few more options for WPA’s if you already have water pieces at home.
Now that you’ve seen my uses for each, let’s break down the differences between the Crafty and the Mighty vapes.
Crafty Plus vs. Mighty Differences
What’s different between Crafty+ and Mighty?
The Crafty is the smaller of the two portables and comes in at 4.3 inches tall, 2.2 inches deep, and 1.3 inches wide. The Crafty weighs roughly 135 grams and seems like a feather compared to the 230 gram Mighty.
The Mighty’s exact dimensions are 5.5 inches tall, 3.2 inches wide, and 1.2 inches deep. I can pretty much conceal the Crafty in any pocket or hoodie, whereas the Mighty needs to be stored in a backpack, purse, or fanny pack. Does anyone still use fanny packs? I do :/
Crafty Plus and Mighty Battery Info
Now other than the size of the two units, this is the only category drastically different between the Crafty and the Mighty. Let’s start with the Crafty Plus.
Crafty Plus Battery Info
The Crafty uses one internal lithium-ion battery, which usually gives me an average of four to six, 10 to 12-minute sessions on a full charge. Six is definitely pushing it. So the Crafty Plus is middle of the road as far as average battery life is concerned.
The Crafty does offer pass-through charging, which means you can begin using the unit while it’s plugged in, but the Crafty needs about 20% to start heating the chamber. So it’s not a completely true pass-through.
Although the Crafty doesn’t offer the best average battery life, it does offer a USB charging adapter that allows you to charge via battery packs, USB car adapters, laptops, etc… You can now pick up a battery pack for around $30-$40 that will fully charge the Crafty twice.
So if you wanted to take the Crafty out hiking or snowboarding for the day but didn’t want to risk running out of battery, I recommend picking up one of the Anker battery packs.
Mighty Battery Info
The Mighty, on the other hand, is currently my highest rated portable vaporizer for battery life. I can get an average of eight full sessions before the battery dies, which is outstanding.
The Mighty also offers pass-through charging after a few minutes of initial charging. The other thing I noticed is that the Mighty heats up faster than the Crafty, much faster.
During testing, I found the Mighty to heat up to 356 degrees Fahrenheit in one minute thirty seconds, and the Crafty Plus averages around 75 seconds.
So with double, the batteries come quicker heat up times and much longer battery life and 100 extra grams of weight.
The Chambers, Heating Elements, & Vapor Paths
Chambers and Vapor Path
They are the same except for the cooling unit that attaches to the top of the Mighty is a bit bigger than the Crafty, so it claims to cool the vapor slightly more before it touches your lips.
So I tested out the different cooling units at the same temps, and I noticed a slightly lower temp while using the Mighty cooling unit, but nothing really to make a deciding purchase factor.
- The Mighty and Crafty use both conduction and convection heating
- Same chamber size
- Same vapor paths
- Bigger Cooling Unit on the Mighty
Mighty and Crafty Heating
Both vaporizers offer full temp spectrums via a hybrid heating system. The Mighty heats up in about 90 seconds, whereas the Crafty Plus now heats up in about 75 seconds.
Operation, Displays & Ease of Use
The Mighty uses an LED (1” x 1”) display that shows the default temp, actual temp, and battery life. It uses buttons similar to that of the Volcano Digit but smaller. I like the way they feel, and they don’t get stuck or give me any problems when in use. You can pick any temp ranging from 104F – 410F at any time during your session, which is nice to have that precise control throughout your session.
Crafty Plus Vaporizer
The Crafty uses a different approach by connecting via Bluetooth to your smartphone. The free CRAFTY Remote Control App lets you control the default and booster temps, check battery level status, set vibration notifications, adjust the brightness of the LEDs located at the bottom of the unit and check the total hours of operation, which is pretty cool.
Storz and Bickel Crafty+ APP
The Crafty+ APP is no longer available for iPhone users; HOWEVER, Storz and Bickel just released a web app version for APPLE customers. Check it out here.
The Crafty Plus web app allows you to go in and change everything that you could with the mobile version of the app. You pull it up in the browser, and it will bring up your vaporizer to connect to. Once connected, you can change temps, adjust lights, vibrations, and much more.
I honestly never use it anyway. The three default temps are perfect temps for pretty much all sessions.
Ease of Use
The Crafty and Mighty are consistent and easy to use. You can pack them tight, loose, half-pack, full-pack, and you get the same good quality taste, temp, and production pretty much every time.
Most portable vaporizers require some technique for best use, but the Crafty/Mighty works all the time and for any user, novice through advanced.
Mighty vs Crafty+ Vaporizer? My Two Pennies
Overall, both the Crafty and Mighty are two of the best portable vaporizers to hit the market. They do cost quite a bit more than their competitors, but you can’t beat the quality and engineering from Storz and Bickel. My Volcano is still going strong after 5 years of pretty much continuous daily use.
If you’re here reading this, then I assume the $70 difference between the two units really doesn’t matter, and you want to get whatever one will best suit your needs.
Mighty Vaporizer Final Thoughts
I feel like the Mighty would thrive in group scenarios because of the size and battery life. It’s easy to grip and pass around the room. As I mentioned earlier, the Mighty usually gives me eight full sessions before the battery dies, which is outstanding for a portable vaporizer.
The downside to the great battery life is the overall size of the unit. If you don’t care about concealment or not being to put a vaporizer in your pocket, I think buying the Mighty might be your best option.
Crafty Plus Vaporizer Final Thoughts
The Crafty is the ultimate personal vaporizer. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and I can always rely on it to get me medicated (provided it’s charged). The Crafty thrives well in situations of concealment and portability. It can easily fit in any pocket, hoodie, or jacket.
If you want a more portable unit with USB charging, I recommend you buy the Crafty+.
It basically comes down to your preference, and trust me when I say that you won’t be disappointed with either of these vaporizers.
Thanks for checking out my site, and as always, if you have any questions about the Crafty, Mighty, or any other vaporizer, feel free to leave a comment below. Have a great day.