Crafty + Mighty Review

9.6 Total Score
Bottom Line

The Crafty and Mighty have been around for as long as weed vaporizers have been around and their awesome vapor quality and simple, functional design proves that it is possible to get it right the first time around. They’re some of the most consistently great vaporizers around and either one is a great way to get into dry herb vaping. If you want a quality vape that will last for your lifetime—and possibly beyond—then the Crafty or Mighty are what you’re looking for.

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Design & Function
9.6
Ease Of Use
9.7
Vapor Quality
9.5
Durability
9.5
PROS
  • Excellent vapor that is always cool
  • Low draw resistance
  • Highly durable
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy to use
CONS
  • Crafty needs a smartphone app for precise temperature control
  • The Mighty has a rounded bottom that prevents it from standing upright

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Crafty/Mighty Review

Crafty/Mighty Background

The Crafty and Mighty are dry herb vaporizer legends for a reason, several reasons actually, like their ease of use, incredible flavor quality, and low maintenance. That’s why, even after all this time, they’re still among the vaping elite. The Crafty is the more portable friendly of the two, while the heftier Mighty is better for home use.

They’re made by the German company, Storz & Bickel, makers of the Volcano desktop vaporizer, back when desktop vaporizers were still a thing. Both have a nice range of slick accessories that makes their already simple user experience even simpler. In this Crafty/Mighty review, you’ll find out why these are two of the Best Dry Herb Vaporizers ever made.

Contents of their Kit

Mighty new version kit

The wall charger (far right) is the Mighty’s only charging option. The dosing capsules and herb mill (far left) are both very useful accessories.

  • Crafty or Mighty Vaporizer
  • Filling aid – this is a tool that makes loading the herb chamber really simple
  • Herb mill for grinding up your herb of course, if you want a more advanced grinder, try the SLX
  • Drip pad for using wax concentrates
  • One dosing capsule – place your herb in the capsule, then place the capsule in the chamber, as if the filling aid didn’t make loading easy enough
  • Cleaning brush & replacement screens
  • USB cable/power adapter – Crafty only
  • Wall outlet adapter – Mighty only

Design

Crafty vaporizer dosing capsule

The optional dosing capsules are a recommended option if you like to keep your sessions clean and streamlined.

First and foremost, the Crafty and the Mighty are designed with functionality in mind. They both feature a swiveling, fold-away mouthpiece that makes them more convenient, it makes the Crafty more portable and makes the Mighty easier to store. They both have a distinctive ribbed design that helps to disperse heat.

They’re both pretty easy to use, the Mighty uses analog controls for precise temperature control, while the Crafty uses its smartphone/smartwatch app for that, it’s less convenient, naturally, but it works. They’re both fairly low maintenance and easy to use thanks to the filling aid included with each of them. The entire top piece, aka, the cooling unit, can be removed very easily and you can get a replacement for around $18, so cleaning is both simple and optional. That’s because the unit is the only part of the vape that gets dirty, so you can treat it like you do your underwear. Just clean it every now and then, or just replace it after about three to six months.

The only design issue is that the Mighty has a curved base that prevents it from standing up by itself, I’m not sure what Storz & Bickel were thinking when they did this, but it can be annoying at times. The Crafty and Mighty don’t have the design flash of other vaporizers in this price range, but they do have a level of durability and user-friendliness that is hard to match. They can both use optional dosing capsule accessories that make loading them even easier. You just put your dry herb in the capsules and then pop the capsules in the herb chamber. Simple and easy.

How Are They the Same and How Are They Different?

  • Crafty Mighty new version side by side

    The Mighty (L) gets a boost mode identical to the one already used by the Crafty (R).

    Oven sizes are identical, about 0.3 g

  • Both have a Boost mode that gradually increases the temp by 10°F as you vape
  • The Crafty has a smartphone app for precise temperature control
  • The Mighty has analog temperature controls on the device itself
  • The Mighty heats up faster than the Crafty
  • The Mighty has a double the battery power
  • The Mighty uses a proprietary charger, Crafty uses micro USB

How To Use Them

Crafty dosing capsules

The disposable dosing capsules fit snugly into the herb chamber. The capsule caddies allow you to carry around 5 dosing capsules on your keychain.

Using the Filling Aid

  1. Twist off the cooling unit to expose the herb chamber.
  2. Pour your ground herb into the filling aid.
  3. Firmly attach the filling aid to the herb chamber, remove the stopper from the filling aid and use it to sweep the herb through the open hole of the filling aid into the herb chamber.
  4. Remove the filling aid and then reattach the cooling unit.
  5. Turn on the device and select your temperature.
  6. Once the vape finishes heating, swivel out the mouthpiece and inhale from it.

Using the Dosing Capsules

  1. Fill up the dosing capsule with dry herb.
  2. Remove the cooling unit by twisting it off.
  3. Insert the dosing capsule into the herb chamber.
  4. Replace the cooling unit.
  5. Follow steps 5 – 6 above.

How They Perform

Crafty Mighty cooling unit comparison

The mouthpieces of the Crafty and Mighty have a low draw resistance, making the delicious vapor easier to enjoy.

Well, they wouldn’t have lasted this long with minimal upgrades if their vapor quality wasn’t first-class, now would they? Of course they wouldn’t, so the vapor they produce tastes great and is always cool no matter what temperature you select, and the low-draw resistance of the mouthpiece makes inhaling that sweet vapor even more pleasurable. My preferred temp is 390°F but you can figure out what temperature is right for you.

That’s easier with the Mighty because the controls are right there on the device, like they are with a lot of weed vapes. The Crafty needs a smartphone app to make those same adjustments, making the app a necessity for precise temperature control instead of just a bonus function. The app works well but on-device adjustment would have been preferable.

The short battery life of the Crafty was originally one of its weaknesses, but newer versions of the Crafty got a nice boost that puts its battery life at just over an hour, which is more in line with other vaporizers. The Mighty’s battery life was already, erm … mighty, so it didn’t need a boost. It got one anyway. Now the Mighty can last for up to two and a half hours. You better tell your friends not to file a missing person’s report if you plan to use the Mighty’s battery to its fullest.

Vaping Tips ‘n’ Tricks

As soon as your session is over, dispose of the vaped herb if you want to keep your Crafty or Mighty clean and pristine for years to come. Cashed herb will stick to the filter and the sides of the chamber if it sits there for too long. If you carefully remove the herb while it’s still hot, theses vapes will be as good as new for as long as you have them.

The Last Word

The Crafty and Mighty have been at the top of the best dry herb vaporizers list for so long, it seems like they have been around for longer than vaporizers have existed. Which is impossible I know. In most other industries, that longevity would make them dinosaurs, but in this one, they’re legends because they’ve managed to turn vaping skeptics into vaping believers.

Their cool, flavorful vapor, fuss-free design, impressive durability, great accessories, and simple operation make them some of the best weed vapes ever made. If you’re ready to try dry herb vaping or are already into dry herb vaping, then the Crafty or Mighty are for you. Don’t let the prices intimidate you, either one of these vapes are lifetime appointments. Not many vapes can compete with these two, the Crafty and the Pax 3 are the best in portable vapes, while the Mighty and Arizer Solo 2 are the name of the game in home vapes, so you can’t go wrong with either one.

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Crafty/Mighty vs Pax 3 vs Arizer Solo 2

Crafty/Mighty Pax 3 Arizer Solo 2
Compatible withDry herb, WaxDry herb, WaxDry herb
Heating MethodConvection/Conduction hybridConductionConduction
Warranty2 Years10 Years2 Years
Battery LifeCrafty - 65 minutes | Mighty - 2.5 hours90 minutes3 hours
Smartphone AppCrafty - Yes | Mighty - NoYesYes
Price$279 from Vape-Smart | $349 from Vape-Smart$249.99 directly from Pax Vapor$249 from Vape-Smart
Crafty Vaporizer

The Crafty is a durable, reliable vaporizer that provides flavorful and abundant vapor

$279

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Oron has been vaping for over ten years, and been 100% combustion free since early 2016. He is passionate about health and The Vape Guide gave Oron a platform to influence on a larger scale and share his extensive vaping knowledge with a large audience. Oron has tried and tested hundreds of vaporizers with every functionality imaginable. Some of Oron's favorite vapes are the Mighty, Solo 2, and Juul. After switching to vaping, Oron experienced first hand the benefits of being smoke-free and decided to help as many people as possible to make the switch. When Oron is not vaping, he is passionate about photography, technology, gadgets, health & nutrition, physical activities.

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