The Mighty is a portable hybrid convection vaporizer much like the Crafty Plus but about twice the size and over twice the battery life.
It’s made by Storz and Bickel out of Germany which also manufactures the Plenty, a plug-in type home use vaporizer, the Volcano Classic, the original Volcano desktop vaporizer, and the Volcano Hybrid, the newest version of the Volcano with the added whip system.
I’m going on almost six years with my original Mighty. Sure it’s seen better days and the battery life is nowhere near the capacity as when it was brand new, but it still works. That’s pretty much my motto when it comes to the Mighty vaporizer (and all Storz and Bickel products), it just works and it works well.
The Mighty has the best average battery life of any portable vaporizer I have tested. I rated the Mighty a 9.3 out of 10 which is currently my 3rd highest rated portable vaporizer out of the 100+ I have tested because it produces exceptional vapor quality while being reliable and consistent.
Not only is the Mighty vaporizer extremely easy to use via the on-vape temp control buttons, but it’s also one of the most consistent portable vapes I’ve ever used. There are no loading techniques or special grind requirements. You simply load the Mighty up, hit the power button and you’re ready to go when it’s heated up.
The biggest downside you’ll see in my Mighty vaporizer review is the size of the unit. So if you don’t care about discretion, want the best battery life, and keep your vapes in backpacks, then this might be the best portable vaporizer for you.
The Mighty retails for $349 ($296.65 after coupon code). Click here to check it out at the same place I buy my vapes from.
Mighty Size & Portability
Mighty Size – The Mighty is one of the biggest portable vaporizers currently on the market. The exact dimensions are 5.5″H x 3.2″L x 1.2″D and weighs 230 grams. By comparison, the Crafty weighs 135 grams, the Pax 2 is about 90 grams, and the Firefly 2 is about 140 grams.
Although it has some size to it, I do still use the Mighty when I’m out and about. It’s the vape I take when I’m hanging out with friends because I know it will never run out of battery and even a novice could use it without any coaching.
Portability – It’s definitely not the best for concealment. The Mighty can easily fit into a backpack, handbag, or a bigger purse but it’s not the most comfortable to have in your pocket. I compare it to about like sticking a pack of ramen noodles in your pocket.
So I consider the Mighty to be a great group vaporizer and not so much for personal concealment type use. It’s very easy to hold and pass around plus the outside remains cool to the touch.
The fins on the outside act as heat sinks and allow the exterior of the vaporizer to cool no matter how you hold it.
Heating Element & Temperature Options
Hybrid Heating – The Mighty uses both a conduction and convection heating method, also known as a hybrid. This allows it to produce tasty dense vapor extremely consistently and without the need to stir.
Temp Options – The Mighty features an LED 1×1 display with easy to use buttons on the side to control the temp. Sort of like on the Volcano Hybrid but on a much smaller scale. You can select any temperature from 105-410F at any point during your vape session. It’s nice to have that precise control for different types of herbs or just vaping at different points in the day. Different temps, different effects.
The Mighty does NOT use the smartphone app like the Crafty, you can do everything on the vape itself.
Heat-Up Time – I’ve found the Mighty takes about 1:30 minutes to heat up which is faster than the Crafty, but overall slower than the rest of the competition. Once it gets up to temp the Mighty holds temp well even while skiing in the winter.
Chamber Size, How-to-Use & Packing Techniques
Mighty Chamber Size – The Mighty bowl holds about .25 grams of dry herb depending on grind style and how you load the chamber. You can get upwards of .3 grams with a super fine grind. I can usually vape an entire bowl in about a dozen or fewer draws which make for faster sessions that most session vapes. The Mighty is extremely easy to use. Press the power button and it will automatically begin heating to your set temp. It will show the default temp, actual temp and battery life remaining. No holding buttons or batteries. Just wait for it to heat up and you’re ready to go.
The Mighty comes with the Filling Aid that makes loading/unloading the bowl super easy. Just load the herb, attach the filling aid and drop in some herb. After that, just reattach the Mighty cooling unit and vape on. Check out the video below to see how easy it is. (Crafty and Mighty have the same filling method, but the Mighty has a slightly larger cooling unit on top.)
Battery Life, Charging Options, & Charge Times
This category is where the Mighty shines! The Mighty is my highest rated portable vaporizer for battery life and I don’t think it will be knocked off anytime soon.
Average Battery life – I’ve been able to get an average of 8 sessions in before the battery dies. That’s 90+ minutes of average continuous use. It also has full pass-through charging which allows the Mighty to be used while charging. A lot of vapes like the crafty have partial pass-through so they can be used while plugged in, but the battery still dies, just slower than normal so they cannot be used with a fully dead battery. With the Mighty, you can plug it in while it’s fully dead and still use it.
Charging Times – With the extra batteries and battery life, the Mighty needed some big charging power. So, unfortunately, the Mighty doesn’t have the USB charging like the Crafty. It plugs into the wall and I’ve found that it takes about 2 hours to charge the Mighty from dead.
Mighty vs Crafty Plus and Firefly 2 PLUS
The Mighty is really in a league of its own. This is the best vaporizer if you want the most battery life and don’t really care about the size or concealment. But because of the size, I rate two other portable vaporizers higher, the Crafty Plus and the Firefly 2 Plus.
Crafty Plus – The Crafty+ is one of the best vaporizers to come to market and I dub it the absolute best personal vaporizer. It’s easily concealed, even easier to use, and uses the same heating technology as the Mighty.
The main differences between the Crafty and Mighty are the average battery life, size, and a slightly larger cooling unit on top. The Mighty has also proven to be more reliable than the Crafty under heavy use. However, the vapor quality, ease of use, and consistency are the same in both units.
It basically comes down whether you need the portability and concealment or if you want max battery life. You can check out my full Mighty vs Crafty Plus comparison if you wanted more info between the two.
Firefly 2 Plus – The Firefly 2+ ranks higher because of two categories: Vapor Quality (Taste, Temp, Smoothness) and Portability. The Firefly 2 weighs less and heats up in 5-7 seconds including pre-heat. So you can basically pull it out and get in a session (2-4 hits) about the time the Mighty finishes heating up.
The Firefly 2 is a Dynamic Convection vaporizer powered by a high-powered li-ion replaceable battery. It comes with a replaceable battery and I’ve averaged about 4-6 bowls per battery. The Firefly 2 PLUS is much better than the original in terms of weight, portability, and consistency. It’s also much better with concentrates and probably my favorite portable dry herb vaporizer to use with concentrates.
The Firefly 2 does, however, require more technique and practice to get the best results, it’s not as consistent or easy to use as the Mighty and its not the best vaporizer for groups.
Accessories & Filling Aid
The accessories are pretty standard with the Mighty but they did add in the “Filling Aid” and “Dosing Capsules”. The filling aid attaches to the top of the unit and creates an easy, non-messy way to load the bowl. The “dosing-capsules” are small canisters that you can throw in the chamber for “micro-dosing” with the mighty. Micro dosing allows you to only vape a small, usually specified, amount of dry herb to achieve lighter effects.
You can also pick up a WPA ( Water Pipe Adapter) and some glass to use while at home. I’ve found this method extremely enjoyable to use while watching shows or playing games at home. Check out my Mighty/Crafty Water Pipe Adapter Tutorial for more info.
Mighty Warranty Information
So this is one of the cons of the Mighty, IMO. The Mighty only has a two-year manufacturer warranty which is below average for a premium style vaporizer. A lot of the newer vapes are starting to offer longer warranties. However, Storz and Bickel is probably the best manufacturer in the niche when it comes to customer service.
Summary: Should you buy the Mighty?
Can you use without having to hide it? Can you store it on the go? Do you vape with friends? Do you need the best battery life for long day adventures? If you answered yes, yes, yes, and… yes… then you will more than likely love the Mighty.
The Mighty has great vapor quality, it’s easy to use, and one of the most consistent vaporizers I’ve reviewed. You can pack the chamber in any fashion and you will get the same great results for 99% of the time.
I personally still have my original Mighty from the end of 2014 and have put more hours on it than any other portable vaporizer I have.
If it wasn’t for the large size, the Mighty vaporizer would be my highest rated portable vaporizer but it’s just not the best for all of the “on-the-go” scenarios. I prefer the smaller Crafty Plus for nights on the town or events where I have limited space.
I recommend you buy the Mighty from the same place I get my vapes from. I’ve been using them for years and they’ve never let me down. They always have free, quick, discreet shipping and they throw in a free gift like a dry herb grinder.
Thanks for visiting my site and hopefully my Mighty vaporizer review helped you make an informed decision. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions about the Mighty or any other vaporizer.