The Boundless CFC or CF Compact is an ultra-portable conduction style vaporizer. Boundless labeled this device as one of the smallest and cheapest vapes available, that actually works like a mid-priced to premium vaporizer does. The CFC is definitely a great vaporizer but it’s not without a flaw. For less than a $100 this is a solid option at a good price.
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In-Depth Boundless CFC Review
Boundless released the CFC ($89.95 From Plant of the Vapes) after having much success with their previous CFV and CFX, which made it to our best vapes of 2017 list. The “C” stands for compact, and of course, the CFC is the smallest vape boundless has ever released. It has adjustable temperature features, built-in 1900mAh battery, and 30 seconds heat up time.
The CFC is the only Dry Herb vaporizer that I reviewed that it’s priced is around $90. A relatively cheap unit vs. my other entry level vaporizers, and definitely appealing to anyone looking for a simple to use, portable, and reasonable price.
In the box:
Just like the unit. The packaging is simple, it only includes a USB charging cable to charge its built-in 1900mAh battery, a picking cleaner to empty the oven with leftover materials, and of course a user manual.
Boundless CFC Design:
The CFC has a sleek and modern design. The exterior shell has a rigging rubber finish and feels nice to touch and comfortable to hold. Lately, more vaporizer manufacturers are adopting the rigid design first introduced by the Crafty, so as the Atmos Pillar and others. The rigid shell separates your hand from the hot body of the vaporizer and allows air to cool it down more efficiently. I like this design and I think it gives a good solution to the problem of vapers getting too hot to touch their devices.
The CFC is smaller than most vapes in its category and is easy to carry around. With full digital temperature control and coming in at just under 5 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide, the CFC is about the same size as the G Pen Elite and a little bigger than the Pax 3, so it leaves plenty of room in your pockets for other stuff.
Unfortunately, the unique teardrop shape of the CFC isn’t exactly the most ergonomic. The bottom end is wider than the mouthpiece, so it isn’t as comfortable to hold as it looks. There’s also the issue of loading this device. Its unique shape means actually filling and tamping the oven requires you to hold the device while you do, so you’ll have to grind, pour, and tamp one-handed.
Regarding its chamber, it is located directly under the mouthpiece which is the only piece you can remove on this vape. It uses ceramic conduction oven that combusts your dry herbs evenly that gives big and satisfying hits. With a capacity around .25-.3g, this oven size is decently huge enough that puts out some awesome clouds with a sleek design.
Boundless says that the CFC can be able to do 12 to 15 sessions on a single charge, but our unit lasted only for 8 sessions at 400°F before charging it again. The charging time is fast due to its rapid charge technology that boundless claims to have 1.5 – 2 hours charging time.
This is still a great battery life for an ultra-portable and should get you through the day. Just to let you know it runs an entire session as one heating cycle until it auto-shuts down for five minutes long.
How to use
Using this unit is very simple to use. Just pop off the top or the mouthpiece until the oven exposed. Fill it in with your favorite dry herb material. Boundless recommends that you should grind your material finely but for me, it’s okay if it doesn’t, as long as you pack it nice and full but not too tight, so that the airflow can run freely from the oven as it is heating up.
Insert back the mouthpiece. To turn it on, click the power button five times in quick succession. The CFC will start heating up and display the temperature on the screen. You can adjust the temp with the up and down button arrow, and the CFC will tune into the new set temperature. Pressing the up and down button at the same time will switch from Celsius to Fahrenheit, vice versa.
For $90 I expected a device that worked but delivers harsh vapor. Instead, the CFC gives fantastic clouds and flavor from the very first hit all the way to the last. It’s definitely a great vaporizer but it’s not without a flaw such as its mouthpiece tend to over-heat if the unit is overused – this is expected since the ceramic oven sits right underneath the mouthpiece.
Other issues, then, are the middling flavor and awkward loading procedure. All in all, those aren’t terrible compromises for a vaporizer at the price point. If you want to smooth out those issues, the only option is to spend a bit more and make the jump to the $300 price point. If you have $100 or so to spend, this is a solid option at a good price.
I can say that the CFC produces the thickest clouds yet from all the vaporizers I reviewed under $90. I think the Boundless CFC is going to be a big hit without breaking an arm and a leg just to experience dry herb vaping.
Where to buy the Boundless CFC?
I recommend purchasing the Boundless CFC from an Authorized Dealer like Planet of the Vapes. They do compensate me if you buy through my referral link but I truly believe you will enjoy this great vaporizer.
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