The CFX is a portable dry herb conduction vaporizer made by Boundless Vapes. Boundless Tech also makes the Boundless CF Vaporizer which is the smaller, less expensive version of the CFX.
The CFX comes with a full temp spectrum via a 1.7” LCD display and on vape temp buttons. It offers quick heat uptimes and a large chamber for group sessions.
So far I really like the performance, features, and quality of the CFX, especially for the price.
The CFX retails for $164 and you can click here to pick it up from my recommended authorized retailer. Full CFX Vaporizer Review below.
Size, Portability and Build Quality
The CFX vape is definitely not the smallest portable vaporizer on the market but it does feel nice in the hands and you can pocket it if need be. It is a bit smaller than the Mighty but even with the smaller size, I still feel like it’s much easier to carry this sized vape in a backpack, hoodie or purse.
The flip side to the bigger units is that they do fit nicely in the hands and makes it easier to pass around in bigger group sessions. The CFX also does well in groups because of the large bowl, and ease of use.
The exact dimensions of the CFX vaporizer are 5 inches tall by 2 ¾ inches wide and about 1 ¼ inches deep. The CFX weighs roughly 207 grams while the Mighty weighs 241 grams, so it is about 15% lighter as well as smaller.
The oven on the CFX is also on the large size, and it can fit upwards of .5 grams but I tend to stick to about .15-.2 grams for the best results.
Boundless CFX Accessories
The Boundless Vapes CFX comes with the CFX vape itself, DC charger (charges in 30-45 minutes) with USB charging cable (charges in 2-3 hours), the manual, a wax/concentrate pod, a cleaning brush and a packing tool. These are pretty much the standard accessories for most of the portable vaporizers available on the market.
Heater, Vapor Path, and Temp Spectrum
The CFX uses a ceramic heater with a ceramic chamber, a medical-grade plastic vapor path and a full temp spectrum ranging from 100-430F (38-221C).
One really nice feature of the CFX is the quick heat up time. The CFX will heat up to around 400F in about 20 seconds on average. This makes it one of the fastest heating conduction session vaporizers on the market.
The vapor quality on the CFX is good overall, especially for the price. The vapor density is really good, this thing can kick out clouds. The vapor is fairly cool and smooth, and the flavor is above average. My only complaint in this department is that it might require a few burn-offs when brand new to get a fully neutral taste.
My biggest complaint about my version of the CFX and the CF is the screen in the vapor path. (The latest version has a much improve screen that I plan to try out ASAP) The older version stock screen tends to clog after a few uses and requires frequent cleaning to reduce draw resistance. Now overall the draw resistance is a bit higher than I would prefer but it’s not bad and I would compare it to something like the Arizer Air or Solo. But as soon as the screen gets gunked up, it’s pretty hard to get good consistent draws.
The best part about this downside is the stock screen can be easily removed and replaced with something more free-flowing. Basically, the device works fine without modification but you can get even better performance with a bit less draw resistance and cleaning out of the unit with a simple screen change.
The CFX temperature can easily be read and changed via up and down buttons located to the left of the 1.7 OLED display. The buttons feel very nice and durable, there’s no delay from the button press to the screen display and it’s easy to read during the day. Unfortunately, the screen is also bright at night so you’ll have to cover up the screen if you’re trying to be inconspicuous when it’s dark out.
I prefer to start my sessions out around 360F and I’ll step up my session usually in 20-degree increments. So I’ll take some draws at 360, and then end it around 380, or 400. You’ll be able to tell the bowl is done when vapor density starts to get wispy and the herbs are light to dark brown in depending on the temperature you finished at.
CFX Cleaning and Maintenance
Other than the screen the unit seems to be very reliable, durable, easy to maintain, and without software errors/delays/weird stuff. It’s very clean, simple and easy to use. The only downside is the stock screen. The brush that comes with the CFX is actually a very good tool to use after each session especially if the unit is still warm. Once the unit cools down, it’s going to much harder to brush out.
Once you complete your session and the unit is cooling down, just twist off the mouthpiece, empty out the AVB/spent herbs and then brush off the screen. The herbs should just come right off. You can also use the brush to clean out the chamber.
Basically, if you stay on top of the stock screen and brush it out after sessions, you shouldn’t have any problems. But if you are out on the go, loading multiple chambers in a row without cleaning/brushing, that’s where the CFX can run into more draw resistance problems.
CFX Battery Information
The CFX vaporizer uses two non-replaceable rechargeable 7.4v 2500mAh Li-Ion batteries. I’ve been averaging about 60 minutes of average continuous use on a full charge and the CFX can be charged in as little as 30 minutes if you are charging via DC (wall outlet). If you are charging via USB, the CFX will take about 2-3 hours to completely charge from dead.
Comparisons – CFX vs Mighty
The CFX is at a very competitive price point and there are a couple of different options if you aren’t quite sold on the CFX. I think the CFX probably has the most beautiful and easy to use display at this price point but this unit might be a bit too big for some people.
If you want a smaller unit you probably want the CF, which performs identical to the CFX but to shrink in size it loses fully adjustable temps and the screen, it also has a bit less battery life and a bit slower charge times. Overall, in my opinion, the CF is the best valued portable vaporizer since it only costs $110 and still performs great.
I also recommend checking out my Mighty Vaporizer Review before you decide on the CFX. The Mighty vaporizer offers better vapor quality, longer battery life, and a more reliable unit of the two. Yes, it’s more expensive, but the upgrades and quality improvements are worth it.
CFX Vaporizer Review Summary
The CF and CFX are the first two portable dry herb vaporizers from Boundless Vapes and they did a really good job. They seemed to be aimed at the Crafty and the Mighty and while they don’t completely reach the mark, they come pretty close for a lot less money.
If you want the absolute best, I still have to say go with the Mighty Vaporizer for the reduced draw resistance, reduced cleaning/maintenance, and superior overall vapor quality, but the CFX for is less than half the price of the Mighty.
For a unit that heats up in as little as 20 seconds, offers a full temp spectrum, and can effortlessly produce large consistent clouds at this price I am impressed.
I recommend picking the up CFX from POTV. They are an authorized CFX retailer that offers great prices with fast/discrete shipping.
If you have any questions about the CFX, CF or any other vaporizer, feel free to leave a comment below or hit me up on my contact page. Thanks for reading my CFX vaporizer review and have a great day!
Boundless CFX Video Review
CFX Vaporizer Review [4K Video] ~10:24
CFX Vaporizer Video Review Transcript
Hey guys Buzz here with vaporizerwizard.com and today I will be reviewing the CFX portable vaporizer by Boundless Vapes. The CFX is one of two dry herb vaporizers produced by Boundless, the second being the CF. Both the CFX and CF basically mimic the look of the popular Storz and Bickel vapes, the Mighty and Crafty.
The CFX is much like the Mighty in size and features, offering a 1.7 inch OLED display with on vape temp control buttons and a full temp spectrum ranging from 100-430F but falls short of the Mighty in categories like ease of use, consistency, cleaning, maintenance and overall vapor quality. On the flip side, if you go with the CFX over the Mighty, you’re saving yourself about $230 which is a big difference.
The CF is about the same size of the Crafty but comes with 5 temp settings instead of a full temp spectrum and requires a bit more maintenance.
Now both the CFX and CF are two of the fastest heating portable conduction vaporizers on the market averaging around 20 seconds on the CFX and 25-30 on the CF. The only other portable conduction vaporizer to heat up that fast is the G Pen Elite at around 30 seconds.
So for the price, both of these units are very competitive and the CFX at $169 makes it a very good choice next to the G Pen Elite, the Arizer Air, and the SS Grasshopper.
At the time of this video you can pick up the CFX for $169 and I have a link to my recommended authorized store down in the about section. I also have a link to my full review with some more pictures and comparisons.
In this review, I’ll talk about the features, the size, and how it compares to other popular portable vaporizers. I’ll go over how to use it, how to clean it, how to load it, I’ll demo it, and finish up with my pros and cons.
So let’s jump into my CFX vaporizer review.
First things first, the CFX feels great in the hands. It is a bit bigger than most portables as far as size but it is actually about a third smaller than the Mighty and a bit lighter. The exact dimensions of the CFX are 5 1/8 inches tall by 2 ¾ inches wide by 1 ¼ inches deep and it weighs roughly 207 grams. By comparison, the Mighty weighs roughly 241 grams, the Sidekick is 265 grams, the Firefly 2 is 140 grams, the G Pen Elite is 88 grams, and the Crafty is 136 grams.
So the CFX can be pocketed if needed but if you want absolute portability I would check out the Pax 2, Grasshopper, or Elite. The CFX fits better in some cargo shorts, a backpack, hoodie or purse.
Let’s go over to use the CFX.
The chamber is located on the top of the unit just under the mouthpiece and we can get to it by twisting the top counter-clockwise. Now we have access to the chamber and the screen for the vapor path. I’ll get more into the screen later and also talk about ways to mod the screen for better performance but for let’s go over the chamber.
The ceramic chamber can hold upwards of .5 grams of herb which is quite a bit and I never really put that much in. I like to stick closer to .15 grams and finish the entire chamber in one session. The CFX does work well with varying load sizes so it’s not a problem to load as much or as little as you prefer. You can break down bowls into multiple sessions but the results are not the best and I would prefer to stick to convection units like the Grasshopper or Firefly 2 if that’s the type of sessions you’re looking for.
I prefer an average to fine grind and I’ve found that you can just load the herbs in any fashion and the CFX will vape it evenly. This is one of the main things that I like about the CFX. It’s extremely easy to load and use.
So now that we have some dry herbs in the chamber, let’s go ahead and reattach the top with the mouthpiece. Just line up the top perpendicular to the unit and rotate clockwise to seal it.
To turn the unit on we’re going to press the power button located on the side 5 times. The CFX will then power on showing the Boundless splash page followed by a brightly lit tachometer for your temperature range, a session length timer, and your current battery life.
You can change the temps by pressing the up and down arrows located to the left of the display. Single presses and quick and precise and if you hold it down it will jump by 10 degrees. So overall I’m really impressed with the display, the software and the buttons.
The full temp spectrum runs from 100-430F and hits 400 degrees in about 20 seconds on average. The CFX is probably one of the fastest heating conduction vaporizers if not the fastest currently on the market. Now it’s still not as good as convection units like the Firefly 2 or Grasshopper but it’s much better than the rest of the competition.
My preferred starting temp is around 360F and I will bump up the temps in 10 to 20-degree increments until the herbs are dark brown in color and the vapor is gone.
Before we jump into the vape session, let’s go over the batteries and charging options.
The CFX uses two non-replaceable rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and I’ve been averaging around 60 minutes on a full charge. This is pretty good but the battery is kind of expected to be good with a unit this big. I still get better battery life with the Mighty but the Mighty can only be charged via DC while the CFX can be charged DC and USB.
If you’re charging the CFX via a wall outlet, you can expect a charge time of about 30 minutes from a dead battery but the USB charger will take about 3 hours. The CFX also offers pass-through charging so you can use the vape while it’s charging. Overall the battery life is great for a $169 unit and you can pretty much charge it anywhere. Like I mentioned earlier the batteries are NOT replaceable but if you do have problems down the road, boundless will replace them for $30 which isn’t terrible.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The cleaning and maintenance on the CFX is about average and I’ve found that you should try to brush or blow out the screen after pretty much every session. If the screen gets clogged up it will increase the draw resistance a bit.
The full cleaning will take a bit more time depending on how long you go in between full cleans. You’ll need to take apart the top mouthpiece and wipe it out with some ISO, wipe out the bowl with some vipes or a little bit of ISO on a q-tip, and drop the screen in a small amount of ISO. If it’s been a really long time, you might want to consider swapping out the seals for some new ones or you can drop those in some soapy water to clean them. Make sure everything is dry before putting it back together and starting another session.
So far the CFX seems to be reliable and pretty durable. I haven’t had any bad drops to fully test the durability and I picked up the CFX after the ski season started, so I’m looking forward to getting in some more testing throughout the rest of the summer and the upcoming ski season.
The CFX comes with a 2-year warranty which is pretty good for $169 vaporizer.
So now that we’ve covered pretty much everything you need to know about the CFX vaporizer, let’s go-ahead and jump into the vape session.
First things first, I’ve loaded the chamber with about .15 grams out of my Santa Cruz Shredder. I like to start out at around 350F normally and bump up the session in 10-20 degree increments. Since this is the demo I’m going to start out at 380F so you guys can get a good idea of just how much vapor the CFX can produce. As with pretty much any vaporizer, the lower temps will produce better flavor and cooler vapor, while the higher temps will produce much more clouds but harsher overall.
The CFX can definitely satisfy both heavy users and vaporizer novices. The one thing that I don’t necessarily like is the draw resistance and this is one of the biggest differences between the CF/CFX and the Crafty/Mighty. The Crafty and Mighty are both two of the freest flowing vaporizers currently on the market while the CF and CFX are pretty much at the bottom of the list when it comes to free-flowing vaporizers.
You can easily mod the chamber by picking up some ELB’s from vapexhale and removing the stainless steel screen in the bottom of the chamber, but now you’re spending $20 on top of the $169. So while it is a decent airflow improvement, it’s not necessary for the vaporizer to function effectively.
The CF and CFX can both be used with glass via the water pipe adapter made by boundless. You can pick it up via their website for $19.99 and I highly recommend it if you have some glass or planning to pick some up. The CFX can run pretty hot and while I do enjoy big clouds, it’s much nicer to enjoy larger, higher temp draws through water. If you don’t already have any glass options, my recommendation would be the D020-D from sunshine store.
Quick heat up
full temp spectrum
easy to use
Overall I’m really impressed with the CFX and I think it’s packed full of features at a great price point. I’m not a huge fan of the draw resistance but you get a full temp spectrum with on vape display, 20 second average heat up times and consistent vapor quality regardless of packing style. I would still spring for the Mighty if you wanted the freest flowing portable with excellent battery life and even more consistency but $230 is a big jump.
You can pick up the CFX or check out my full CFX article by following the links below in the about section and as always if you guys have any questions about the CF, CFX or any other vaporizer, feel free to leave a comment below or contact me on my website vaporizerwizard.com
Thanks for watching my CFX vaporizer review and have a great day.