titleBoundless CFX Vaporizer Review
The CFX and its younger brother the CF from Boundless Vape Technologies burst onto the market on February of 2016.
It's a dry herb vape that uses a dual convection-conduction heating chamber that can load up to 1 gram of herbs and can also be used for concentrates. The CFX features two 2500mAh batteries with long battery life. A mid-range vaporizer and a great comparison to a high-end unit like Mighty Vaporizer at a much lower price point.
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In-Depth Boundless CFX Review:
The Boundless CFX portable vape is a hybrid convection/conduction unit for Dry Herb that offers same cool attributes from Crafty, Boundless CFV, and Swift Pro by Flowermate. It does an excellent job at precisely holding those temps and heats up quickly.
The body of the CFX is rubberized. It’s soft and smooth, but grippy and doesn’t feel cheap. I really enjoy the textured design and rubbery finish it’s strangely pleasurable to feel. The Mouthpiece and the cooling unit are medical grade plastic which is softer yet can stand the intense heat. Buttons and the display feel solid. They’re ergonomic and nicely set which everything feels durable.
Interface – Click the power button 5 times to turn On/Off. Tap the Up/Down arrows to set your temp – it’s easy and straightforward to use. The Boundless CFX has 5-minute auto shut-off and by holding the button for 3 seconds will restart the heat right away. I love the temperature and heat time display it’s pretty amazing, very useful if you want to monitor your entire session experience.
Heat Up Time & Temperature Tolerance
The CFX heats up quickly. Very fast (18 seconds to 360°F). The first minute of use will be mainly convection. The inside of the bowl isn’t hot at the start of the session, but rather at the end of the session – it will be 10 degrees higher than the set temperature. I’ve also found that heat dissipates fast, which will be nice if you like to unload and reload instantly after a session.
The vapor from the CFX tastes fantastic. I’ve been running 3-minute sessions at 370°F and the flavor taste GREAT, this really is the temp range where you can genuinely taste your herb. The flavors become bolder as the clouds become heavier and deepen as the chamber heats up. Towards the end of the session the vapor is pretty hot, but it still flavorful. I generally let it cool down for 10 minutes and hit it again for round 2.
The draw resistance is higher than I prefer, but it’s not the worst. If you try to push your draws too hard. It might clog the screens and just make it worse. Just take draws nice and easy, right at the resistance level and the vapor is perfect.
Cleaning & Care
The plastic/silicon ring on the heating chamber has a tendency to pick up the most of the gunk, but blowing or brushing it will immediately clear it up. I wipe the oven and its screens with an ISO Q-tip once weekly. Despite the heavy usage, cleaning hasn’t been an issue. The cooling unit can be easily disassembled for easy cleaning. Soaking it on an ISO for a couple of minutes, can get rid of all residues and gunk but soaking it for a long period of time isn’t recommended.
Unloading a cooked bowl is simple. If it doesn’t tap out, a poke or two with a stirrer usually loosens everything.
This is a great budget vape and a great comparison to a high-end unit like Mighty Vaporizer at a much lower price point. It creates better vapor and vaping experience than any vaporizer in the market in its price range.
This is definitely the one if you’re looking for the best portable vape without crossing your $200 budget. You can also check out my best dry herb vaporizer this year. To give you a heads up for the best price and overall performance in the market.