Kit and Accessories
- Mighty vaporizer
- Filling aid
- Herb mill
- Drip pad
- One dosing capsule
- Cleaning brush & replacement screens
- Wall outlet adapter
Compatibility: The Crafty+ and the Mighty are both compatible with dry herb and wax concentrates.
UPDATE: S&B released a new Crafty version- read the Crafty+ review for the full details.
- The dosing capsule included in either kit can be pre-filled with herb and then placed in the oven when you’re ready to vape. You can get more of them in sets of eight or forty.
- You can also get a handy capsule caddy that holds a maximum of four dosing capsules and that can be attached to your keychain.
- The included herb grinder is a nice option, but for an even better grind try the SLX Grinder.
Design and Features
The Crafty+ and the Mighty are both tough, rugged vaporizers that put function over style. They each have hard plastic bodies that feature a finned design for dissipating excess heat. The result is that neither of them gets hot while they’re being used. They each also have a swiveling mouthpiece that folds away when not in use and feels great to inhale from when it is in use.
They are both very easy to use since the included filling aid makes loading them a cinch. When it comes to using them, the Mighty has analog controls and a digital display built into the device for precise temperature control. The Crafty+ needs the smartphone app for granular control, it’s the same app that is used in the new Storz & Bickel desktop vaporizer, the Volcano Hybrid. Otherwise, you can only use the preset temperatures of 356°F and 383°F. Fortunately, those temperatures are well-calibrated, so you won’t feel like the inability to select the exact temperature you want is a hindrance.
If you do have the app, you can use it to set the temperature between 104°F and 410°F, which is the same temperature range as the Mighty. You can also use the app to check the battery level and calibrate other vaporizer settings. You can also use the app to find your vaporizer if you lose it by making it vibrate and flash its lights. Additionally, you can turn the Crafty+ off remotely using the app. The app isn’t as advanced as the ones you see on the DaVinci IQ or Pax 3 but it is functional enough.
Both these vaporizers naturally have a lot in common, but they also have some significant differences, the most obvious one being their respective sizes. The Mighty is the larger of the two and is clearly meant for home use since carrying it around is tricky unless you put it in a backpack or purse. The Crafty+ is the more portable friendly option because of its more pocket-friendly size. Despite the size difference, both the Crafty+ and the Mighty have identically sized ovens capable of holding 0.3g of herb.
The convenience and durability of the Crafty+ and the Mighty are their standout features. The swiveling mouthpiece and easily replaceable cooling units make them extremely convenient. The hard plastic shell guarantees that they will remain in working order for much longer than most other vaporizers.
How to Use
Using the Filling Aid
- Twist off the cooling unit to expose the herb chamber.
- Pour your ground herb into the filling aid.
- 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. You also have the option of filling dosing capsules in advance and just popping them into the oven.
- Remove the filling aid and then reattach the cooling unit.
- Turn on the device and select your temperature.
- Once the vape finishes heating, swivel out the mouthpiece and inhale from it.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Both are very low maintenance devices that rarely need cleaning, the entire top piece—or the cooling unit, as the manufacturer calls it—can be removed and it is the only part of the vaporizer that needs to be cleaned regularly. So you can clean it every few weeks or just replace it every three to six months if you’re feeling lazy. Fortunately, replacement cooling units are pretty inexpensive since they only cost about $18.
Performance and Vapor Quality
Not surprisingly, the larger, more powerful mIghty heats up faster than the smaller Crafty+, the Crafty+ takes about a minute while the Mighty takes about 45 seconds. However, both of them stay pretty cool to the touch while they are being used thanks to the finned design that aids in heat dissipation.
The Mighty uses a hybrid conduction/convection combination to heat the herb and that combination produces amazing vapor. That is because the herb gets heated more thoroughly and efficiently with that combo than it would with either method, so the vapor is richer, denser, and more potent. The mouthpieces make it easy to enjoy that vapor because their straw-like shapes are among the best way to inhale vapor, plus their draw resistance is very low.
There isn’t any appreciable difference in vapor quality between the Crafty+ and the Mighty so that shouldn’t be a factor in choosing between the two of them.
The battery could be a factor in choosing between the two because the Mighty’s battery matches its name, as it’s capable of lasting for an impressive two and a half hours. Even better, it only takes about ninety minutes to recharge, though a power adapter is needed. That can limit convenience since you need to find a wall outlet when it’s time to charge up the Mighty.
For many that could be a better option because the Crafty only lasts for a little over an hour, which is on the short side for a dry herb vape. Charging takes about two hours, but at least it uses a USB charging cable so you have a lot of options as to where you want to charge it. Furthermore, pass-through charging is available after twenty minutes of charging. So there are workarounds if the long charge time starts to get to you.
Crafty or Mighty
There is already a Crafty vs Mighty comparison, but here is a quick summary. The answer depends on what you want in a vaporizer. If price is a concern, then the Crafty is less expensive than the Mighty so that should be your choice. If portability is a factor, then the Crafty is easier to carry around. Overall, the Mighty is the slightly better deal. Even though it is a little more expensive and a little bigger, it has a far superior battery life, plus you don’t need an app for precise temperature selection.