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.
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 :/
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.
|Dimensions:||4.3″H x 2.2″L x 1.3″W||5.5″H x 3.2″L x 1.2″D|
|Battery:||(1) Li-Ion||(2) Li-Ion *|
|Temp Range:||104F - 410F||104F - 410F|
|Temp Display:||Via App||Via LED|
|Temp Settings:||2 - Default & Boost||Full Spectrum|
|Auto Shut-Off||After 2 Minutes||After 2 Minutes|
|Warranty:||2 Years||2 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.