The Firefly 2 is an on demand vaporizer that lets users vape on their own schedule without having to use up all of their herb in one go. Though doing so might be hard to resist because the vapor the Firefly 2 produces is excellent. This vape has some other cool features like a convenient magnetic lid for easy loading and a nice viewing portal to monitor the state of the herb. All that and it is easy to maintain too. There is some trouble in paradise though, because the Firefly 2 has a high learning curve and a low draw resistance, so it’s not the most beginner friendly vape. However, it is great for intermediate and advanced vapers.
- Great vapor quality
- Simple loading procedure
- Heats up instantly
- Easy to maintain
- Nice portability
- Interesting design
- Removable, fast-charging battery
- High learning curve
- High draw resistance
- Battery can only be charged while in the vaporizer
Firefly 2 Review
Firefly 2 Background
The Firefly 2 is an on demand dry herb vaporizer, which is a type of vaporizer that is relatively rare but highly desired. I don’t know why they’re so rare—perhaps because they’re so expensive to produce—but I do know why they’re so desirable. The reason is that they heat up instantly and cool down quickly, so you don’t have to vape all your herb in one go. You can vape as much, or as little, as you want, put down the vape, come back later, and continue where you left off.
Few vaporizers offer that kind of convenience, which is why on demand vapes are so popular. The Firefly 2 is a particularly great example of the on demand vaporizer because of its unique style, excellent vapor quality, and the fact that it can use concentrates as well as dry herb. It can take some time to set up the Firefly 2 to your liking, but once you do, it’s one of the best dry herb vapes available. There’s a lot more to this vaporizer, so keep reading.
What’s in its Kit
- Firefly 2
- Two rechargeable 7.4V Li Ion batteries
- Charging dock
- Three concentrate pads
- Cleaning kit
- USB 3.0 cable
How it Looks
The Firefly 2 combines good looks with a user-friendly design. It forgos the boxy design of most weed vapes for a rectangular design more reminiscent of an e-cigarette, albeit, an unusually large one. That gives the Firefly 2 more of a streamlined look which makes it very portable friendly, since it can fit into most pockets. The design also makes vaping from it feel more natural because holding it feels very intuitive.
Loading the Firefly 2 is very easy because it has a secure magnetic cover that is easy to snap off when you need to access the herb chamber. That chamber can hold 0.2 grams of herb, which seems small, but it is perfect for solo users and perfect for an on demand vaporizer because the herb is meant to last for several sessions. There is a viewing portal that allows you to watch the herb as it is being vaped, which helps you to check how much of it is left.
The mouthpiece of the Firefly 2 is easy to remove and easy to clean, that latter point applies to the vaporizer in general. It is overall a very low maintenance device. The same can’t be said for using it as doing so can be complicated at first and requires careful study of the instruction manual if you want to calibrate the Firefly 2 to your liking. It’s worth it, but the learning curve is high. The Firefly 2 also uses a smartphone app that can make the process somewhat easier.
How it Performs
Vapor Quality: The Firefly 2 has a long borosilicate glass vapor path that helps to preserve the flavor and aroma of the herb and to keep the vapor nice and cool. That means the Firefly 2 has some of the most flavorful vapor around, unfortunately, you might have some trouble inhaling that vapor because the draw resistance is higher than average. It might also take you a while before you can get the vapor quality you want because calibration can take some time before you find the setting with which you are satisfied.
Concentrate Performance: As with many dual use vaporizers, the concentrate performance is not as strong as the dry herb performance. It’s not bad, but if you’re a dedicated concentrate vaper, then you’re better off with a vape pen, assuming you don’t already own one. There is only one temperature setting for concentrates, and loading them takes longer because you need to insert the concentrate pad first. Concentrate compatibility is not a bad option but it is not the main selling point of the Firefly 2.
Battery: The battery of the Firefly 2 can last for forty to eighty draws before needing a recharge. It also uses a convenient removable battery, though the fact that the battery has to be in the vape as it charges lessens the convenience. So, it’s a good thing that charging is quite fast, taking just forty-five minutes to an hour.
The Last Word
The Firefly 2 is an impressive vaporizer that should satisfy any dry herb aficionado who likes to vape at their leisure. The on demand heating puts you in control of your vaping schedule and the excellent vapor quality means that you’ll want to vape as often as possible. The cool design, simple operation, high portability, and low maintenance make it even better.
There are some caveats though, the high learning curve and low draw resistance could be off-putting for beginners, making it more suitable for intermediate to advanced vapers. Those vapers are sure to love the Firefly 2 though, since it gives them impressive vapor, whenever, and wherever, they want it.
Those vapers can get the Firefly 2 directly from Firefly for $330.
Firefly 2 vs Ghost MV1
The MV1 is the other big—and I mean that literally and figuratively—on demand vape and you can check out the Firefly 2 vs Ghost MV1 comparison for a more detailed breakdown of how the two on demand, dual use vapes compare to each other. But here is a brief summary of that article.