Mighty vs Crafty

If you’ve read our individual reviews of the Storz & Bickel Crafty+ vaporizer and its big brother the Mighty+ vaporizer, you’re aware that both are among the best portables on the market. But which is the superior portable vape? (In this Crafty vs Mighty comparison we occasionally refer to both vapes by their original names, sans the ‘plus’).

In this Crafty vs Mighty comparison we’ll cover the differences and provide the insight necessary for you to decide which would be most appropriate for your vaping style. Personally, we couldn’t decide, so we have one of each. But giving respect to common sense and budgetary restraint, you’ll probably want to read this comparison before grabbing both. However, we could be wrong. And, if so, you can jump straight to these links and check out the promos going on right now. Usually 20% off.

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Crafty is More Compact

While both vapes are bonafide portables, the Mighty is a bit larger and heavier due to double the battery capacity. This is not to say the Mighty isn’t travel-ready, but if you’re looking for something you can comfortably pocket on-the-go, then the Crafty will suit you better. The Mighty is just a mite too large for any standard trouser pocket. Cargo shorts? No problem. Here are the dimensions:

Mighty – 5.5 x 3.2 x 1.2 inches, weighing 8.1 ounces (230 grams)

Crafty – 4.3 x 2.2 x 1.3 inches, weighing 4.8 ounces (135 grams)

Crafty vs Mighty Battery Comparison

If battery life is more important than size then the Mighty would be your first choice with about 2x the useable life compared to the Crafty.

Useable Time

Initial batter life will be about 20% longer for both units, gravitating toward the following over time:

Mighty+ approx. 90 minutes => 8-10 sessions

Crafty+ approx. 45 minutes => 4-5 sessions

Charge Time

Mighty+ 3 hours (1 hour with supercharger)

Crafty+ 2 hours

Warmup Time

Both vapes take longer to warm up than most modern portables in the market now. But you get something for this tradeoff, that being higher quality vapor and longer lasting bowls due to mostly convection heating using S&B’s patented hybrid heating system. Gentle conduction kicks in after convection has primed the payload, resulting in a slower but higher quality warmup.

Mighty+ 60 seconds

Crafty+ 80 seconds

Pass-through Charging

Both the Crafty and the Mighty have pass-through charging capability. However, pass-though charging works only with the SuperCharger on the Mighty+. And with the Crafty+ it only works if the battery is at least 20% charged.

The charging cord for the Mighty is 6 feet in length, making it fairly easy to use at home during a charge. For the Crafty+ the charging cord is 2.5 feet.

USB-C Charging

Both the Crafty+ and Mighty+ now use a standard USB-C plug, meaning you can charge from any USB port in a powered-up device like a laptop or portable power bank.

The Crafty App

The Crafty comes with a smartphone app, which we wrote about rather extensively in our Crafty+ Review, that allows the control of temperature and other settings from your phone.

The Mighty doesn’t have an app but offers precision temperature control directly on the device using tactile buttons and a digital display. With the Crafty+, temps are preset either by default or by your own choice using the smartphone app. The Mighty’s on-device digital display is preferable, in our opinion, but either option gets the job done. Both devices offer manual Boost and SuperBoost modes.

Good Vibrations

Both the Crafty+ and the Mighty+ offer a unique vibration notification feature. Rather than staring at your vape waiting for it to reach the appropriate temperature, you can rely on this vibration feature to notify you when the oven is hot and ready. It’s also useful when you just want put it in your pocket while moving around and waiting.

Vapor Quality

With respect to vapor quality, both devices are outstanding. Vapor production is so good it’s actually better than many desktops. Needless to say, vapor from both the Crafty+ Vaporizer vs Mighty+ Vaporizer is better than most other portables we’ve tested.

Crafty vs Mighty Comparison Summary

All things considered, both portables are superior products. Regardless of which one you choose, you will not be disappointed. For those who want something a bit more compact, the Crafty is where it’s at. For those who want extra battery life and precision digital controls right on the unit, the Mighty is the way to go.

Crafty+ MSRP = $279

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Mighty+ MSRP = $399

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