30

Mighty vs Crafty Vaporizer Comparison


Mighty vs Crafty VaporizersMighty vs Crafty Vaporizer Comparison

Hey guys today I’ll be doing a comparison of the Mighty and Crafty portable vaporizers. These are the most recent vaporizers released by the company Storz and Bickel out of Germany. They also have the Plenty, which is a home use plug-in type vaporizer and the Volcano, which is my highest rated desktop vaporizer.

This will be a comparison of just these two models. I’m assuming you are deciding which one to buy, the Crafty 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, here’s what I like about each.

I like the Crafty because of 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.

The Mighty has been the one I’ve been using more at home, sitting on the couch. I just keep it on the coffee table and use it while I’m watching Netflix shows. I just finished up Marco Polo and that was pretty good. I also put together a Mighty/Crafty Water Tool Adapter Tutorial using the whip from my Extreme-Q and a D020-D bubbler. Now, don’t get me wrong, the Mighty is portable, but it’s about like sticking a pack of ramen noodles in your pocket. So I just use it more with groups and in the home setting.

So now that you’ve seen my uses for each, let’s break down the differences between the Crafty and the Mighty vapes.

Size Comparison

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 exact dimensions on the Mighty are 5.5 inches tall, 3.2 inches wide, and 1.2 inches deep. Check out the picture below to see the Crafty and Mighty compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. I can pretty much conceal the Crafty in any pocket or hoodie whereas the Mighty needs to be stored in a backpack, purse, or a fanny pack. Does anyone still use fanny packs? I do :/

Crafty iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus Mighty SizesLeft to Right: Crafty, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Mighty

Battery Systems, Average Use, Charge Times

Now other than the size of the two units, this is the only category that is drastically different between the Crafty and the Mighty. Let’s start off with the Crafty.

The Crafty uses one internal lithium-ion battery which usually gives me an average of three to four, 10 to 12 minute sessions on a full charge. Four is definitely pushing it. So the Crafty is similar in battery life to the Firefly which is towards the bottom of my list 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 a 20 % to start heating the chamber. So it’s not completely true pass-through.

Although the Crafty doesn’t offer the best average battery life, it does offer a USB charging adapter which allows you to charge via battery packs, USB car adapters, laptops, etc… You can pick up a battery pack now days 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 you get one of these.

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 while the Crafty took around two minutes and thirty seconds. So with double the batteries comes quicker heat up times and much longer battery life but also 100 extra grams of weight.

 CraftyMighty
Price:$279$349
Dimensions:4.3″H x 2.2″L x 1.3″W5.5″H x 3.2″L x 1.2″D
Weight:135g230g
Heating:Convection/ConductionConvection/Conduction
Battery:(1) Li-Ion(2) Li-Ion *
Temp Range:104F - 410F104F - 410F
Temp Display:Via AppVia LED
Temp Settings:2 - Default & BoostFull Spectrum
Auto Shut-OffAfter 1 MinuteAfter 1 Minute
Warranty:2 Years2 Years

The Chambers, Heating Elements, & Vapor Paths

They are exactly 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 unit 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

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.

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 LED’s located at the bottom of the unit and check the total hours of operation which is pretty cool. The Crafty only has one button to press. Everything else is pre-set via the app on your phone which is pretty convenient because I’m on my phone 24/7 anyways.

When talking about ease of use, one thing I really like about both the Crafty and Mighty is how consistent they both are. 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 sort of technique for best use but the Crafty/Mighty works all the time and for any type of user, novice through advanced.

Mighty or Crafty? My Two Cents

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 just want to get whatever one will best suit your needs. So here’s my two cents:

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, then I think buying the Mighty might be your best option.

The Crafty is the ultimate personal vaporizer. It connects via Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android device to give you real time temp, battery levels, and a slew of different notification options. 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 and USB charging then I would 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 bomb ass dank ass day.

Where to buy Crafty/Mighty:

Shop Crafty – $279
 

Shop Mighty – $349
 

Crafty Mighty Air Haze Comparison

30 Comments

  • dude says: September 3, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    The Crafty works great for around 50 -70 hours before dying. I’ve had three replaced for sane issue. Defective Chinee battery.

    Reply
    • Buzz Danklin says: September 6, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Shitty man, mines still going strong.

      Reply
    • Smokerico says: June 15, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Same thing happened to me with 2 Craftys already. Each lasted around 100 hours before dying.

      Gotta hand it to S&B though, they’re really good about shipping you a replacement quickly.

      I just upgraded to the Mighty instead of trying another Crafty. Hopefully this one lasts.

      Reply
      • Buzz Danklin says: June 21, 2016 at 7:52 am

        Glad to hear they have treated you will with the warranty/return process. I am still on my first Crafty and Mighty *knock on wood*. I really hope a Crafty2.0 and Mighty2.0 are coming out in the future with user replaceable batteries, I personally believe this would solve 90% of the warranty issues. As far as switching from the Crafty to the Mighty, I have definitely seen less warranty and battery issues with the Mighty.

        Reply
        • LoveTriangleVaped says: July 23, 2016 at 8:51 am

          Mine is still going strong: currently at 192 hours of use. I found a bug in the programming though; if you try to use the Crafty while it’s charging, it burns your stuff out at its max temp (410F). Just let it rest for an hour or so, the Crafty resets and works like a champ again. They offered to replace it but there’s no need really.

          Reply
    • Youri Krueger says: February 9, 2017 at 6:42 am

      My Crafty just died last week after ~360-375 hours of use.
      I got a coupon for the full Crafty price and will be getting a Mighty for 50 bucks now.

      Reply
    • Ron G. says: July 14, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Could the batteries be changed after they die. Also could a battery made by another company not on china made available for either init

      Reply
      • Buzz Danklin says: July 26, 2017 at 10:02 am

        Need to send the unit back to S&B to get new batteries. Thew newest Crafty version comes with an upgraded battery as well!

        Reply
  • Geraldine says: October 16, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Okay you can disregard my other question after reading some more I figured out this is probably the two best but what do you mean when you say the batteries not replaceable? Meaning that’s the end of the unit you just can’t use it anymore cuz the batteries not replaceable or what??? Why are these things so insanely expensive and then all the accoutrements you have to buy with it it’s just not right

    Reply
    • Buzz Danklin says: October 19, 2015 at 1:45 am

      I mean that you can’t buy extra batteries to take with you if you go on a trip or something. They won’t just swap out. If the batteries were to go bad then you would have to send the entire unit back to the manufacturer. It’s not really a bad thing. The money you will save back over time by using less herb.

      Reply
  • Minn the Dude says: April 10, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Hi, Great review!

    Can you give me your opinions about the grinder provided whit both of these products?

    I’m a little confused about what grinder i should use, and how to get the best grind consistency for my Soon To Buy Crafty.

    I have seen that the grinder from Lift Innovations (A.k.a. The Clipper) has two screens for their grinder, one suited for pipes etc. and one suited for vaporizing.

    Also. It would be nice if you can confirm me that these products are made of non toxic materials and is one of the best tools for getting the most of my buds without harming me?

    I really appreciate any help you can provide, and many thanks for taking your time to do these reviews. Your knowledge is really helpful and meaningful to me. :)

    Reply
    • Buzz Danklin says: April 13, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Hey Minn,

      The Crafty (and the Mighty) are both extremely forgiving and consistent vaporizers. This means you can grind your herb fine, or coarse, pack it lose or tight, and they will still provide great results. Since the grinder that comes with the unit is a 2 piece grinder it will allow you to grind it fine or coarse depending on how long you spin it before emptying. I think you will be totally fine with the included grinder, however if you do decide to buy a grinder my favorite overall has been the Santa Cruz Shredder 4 piece grinders. Storz and Bickel have been in the vaporizer industry for a very long time starting with the Volcano, and have a very good track record of using safe materials, they claim everything in the Crafty/Mighty is safe and I trust them.

      Reply
  • Richard says: May 5, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Now that some time have past, can you tell me how many hours are on your crafty?

    I just bought mine and most people state it dies orround 50 / 70 hours, does this happen to all units?

    Reply
    • Buzz Danklin says: May 30, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      I have about 50 hours on my Crafty and it’s still going strong. So if what you say is true, it should be dying any day! Ahhhh!! I’ll update the page if it ever dies but I don’t really use it as much as everyone else because I have so many different ones to cycle through.

      Reply
  • Ashley Harvey-Gibson says: June 10, 2016 at 2:45 am

    Hi, thanks for a good review!

    I’ve had my heart set on the firefly 2 for quite some time but with a uk release date yet to be confirmed, my attention has turned to the Crafty/Mighty. How would you say the firefly 2 stacks up against these 2 in terms of efficiency, the heating system (as I’m aware the firefly 2 only uses convection heating), and using it to share as opposed to solo sessions?

    Reply
    • Buzz Danklin says: June 13, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      The largest difference when you compare the Firefly 2 vs the Crafty or Mighty is that the Firefly 2 is an on demand (and fully convection unit like you mentioned) whereas the Crafty/Mighty are session units, that use a combination of convection and conduction heating. This makes the Firefly2 have better flavor, and smoother/cooler vapor, and it is also MUCH easier to split a single bowl into multiple sessions if you do not want to finish it at once. Now the Mighty/Crafty really stand above the Firefly 2 for consistency, ease of use, and even AVB. Basically the Firefly 2 requires a certain technique/draw/grind for best results and you will need to stir the bowl if you want completely even AVB, whereas the Crafty/Mighty are extremely forgiving you can pack/grind/draw however you want and you will still get good results and extremely even AVB without ever stirring. I would say both units work well for solo and groups, however the Firefly 2 works a bit better for solo, and the Crafty/Mighty work a bit better for groups. As far as efficiency goes both vapes are capable of fully extracting everything from your herbs, however the Crafty/Mighty will do it a bit easier and with less technique/effort/practice.

      Reply
      • Travis says: August 20, 2017 at 1:20 am

        I have a Mighty and a FF2. Mighty is hands down the best portable vape I’ve used. Your opinion is 100% accurate. FF2 is not bad, but cost vs efficiency, Mighty, and I imagine the Crafty too, are just the most efficient and even extractors.
        I like the FF2 for on demand use, but although its easy to clean the vapour path gets “clogged”. You need to wipe it with alcohol pretty often.
        Honestly if I had to pick 1 of the 2, Mighty/Crafty would get my vote.

        Reply
        • Buzz Danklin says: August 29, 2017 at 6:42 pm

          Thank you for sharing your experiences Travis

          Reply
  • Cameron Basler says: January 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks for the info! Makes the decision easier!

    Reply
  • M McP says: February 28, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Hey, Buzz
    Thanks for the info…just noticed we are almost a year after you posted 50 hrs of use on your crafty…is it still going strong or did the battery bust?

    Reply
    • Buzz Danklin says: March 3, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      98 hours now. Battery is still going but I’m getting about 2 bowls on a full charge at this point.

      Reply
  • Berry says: March 6, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Mighty works instantly on power cord.

    Reply
  • Berry says: March 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Still working on the FF2 technique but always happy with the mighty.
    Would love to taste better vape the the mighty but don’t think that’s possible.

    Reply
  • Kaptn K says: June 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I bought a Crafty in April 2015. I had to return it 5 times. The last two were newer versions and lasted 161 & 154 hours respectively. Upon sending the 5th for warranty, they offered another Crafty, a free upgrade to the Might, $40 for upgrade to Volcano Analog and $90 for upgrade to. Volcano Digit.

    I chose the Might. It is to get here 9-Jun-17.

    Overall very good support and a kick-ass product

    Reply
    • Buzz Danklin says: June 20, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Sucks that you’ve had to warranty the Crafty so many times but at leas they 100% took care of you. That is awesome! Enjoy the Mighty!

      Reply
    • Fruitbat says: July 6, 2017 at 10:15 am

      How are you getting on with the mighty? After the Crafty? Please :)

      Reply
  • Florina says: July 8, 2017 at 5:40 am

    I have the Mighty and found it easy to use and clean, and the battery life was good. However, I noticed that sometimes it was hard to get a draw and I never got the huge clouds of vape everyone talks about getting with it, but the taste of the first hit was always incredible. I also dropped it on a hard tile floor unfortunately and it didn’t seem to work correctly after that, the first few hits were often hard to draw, and sometimes even with a full bowl I didn’t get anything after a few hits. I kept it clean but overall I wasn’t thrilled with it. I also have a Volcano which hands down was great but it’s a pain in the neck with all the balloons and my cat just itching to attack one with his claws (he’s fascinated by the crinkly sound of the cellophane). I’m debating on getting a Crafty due to its smaller more discreet size but am concerned about battery life while out and about. I’m wondering how long anyone has used one of these, and how long does it take when you send in the Mighty to S&B for repair.

    Reply
    • Buzz Danklin says: July 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Couple weeks on the repair for the Mighty. Definitely worth sending it in! I don’t think that you would be satisfied going back to the Crafty. The battery life is maybe half of the Mighty and it takes about twice as long to heat up. Stick with the Mighty and get it fixed! What temps are you vaping at? I usually start out around 355F and then jump up to 400 half way through the session. Let me know what you decide to do and if you have any more questions.

      Reply
  • danny says: November 22, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    please tell me about what temp to set the mighty at.
    what are the Pros & Cons about temps.
    TIA

    Reply
    • Buzz Danklin says: November 24, 2017 at 3:48 am

      I generally start my sessions at around 360F, and end at 380-400F Basically the lower the lighter the vapor, and the lighter the effect but it will also be tastier. When you run higher temps you get more potent denser vapor with a more cooked flavor, it can also make you cough a bit more and it can have a more sedative effect

      Reply

    Leave a reply


    Reviews by Buzz Danklin Reviews by Buzz Danklin