Superior Portable – Crafty or Mighty?
If you’ve read our individual reviews of the Storz & Bickel Crafty vaporizer and its big brother the Mighty vaporizer, you are aware that both are among the best portables on the market. But which is the superior portable vape?
In this comparison – Crafty Vaporizer vs Mighty Vaporizer – we’ll cover the differences and provide the insight necessary for you to decide…because this is a matchup that can be argued ad infinitum. We couldn’t decide, so we have one of each. But giving respect to common sense, and budgetary restraint, you should probably read our analysis before going that far.
Crafty is More Compact
While both vapes are bonafide portables, the Mighty is a bit larger and heavier, primarily 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 as the Mighty is just a tad too large for a standard pocket.
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)
If battery life is more important than size then the Mighty would be your first choice. The Mighty offers up to 110 minutes of vape time per charge, while the Crafty comes in at 45 minutes. This equates to up to 8 vape sessions for the Mighty and 3, possibly 4, sessions for the Crafty.
Mighty -110 minutes
Crafty – 45 minutes
Although it packs more than two times the battery capacity, due to the efficiency of its proprietary charger, the Mighty charges in slightly less than half the time required for the Crafty.
Mighty – 50 minutes
Crafty – 2 hours
Both the Crafty and the Mighty have pass-through charging capability. But the Mighty is somewhat more agile in that it can be used when the battery is fully discharged. The charging cord for the Mighty is 6 feet in length, making it fairly easy to use at home during a charge.
The Crafty, on the other hand, needs a 20 percent charge before it can be used in pass-through mode. Any less and it will not turn on. It takes about 25 minutes to charge the Crafty from fully-drained to 20 percent. The charging cord for the Crafty is 2.5 feet.
The Crafty uses a standard USB plug to charge the battery, which means you can drain from any USB port in a powered-up device like a laptop or portable power bank, which we review and recommend in our Crafty review. The Mighty does not offer USB charging and must be plugged into an electrical outlet in order to recharge.
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 precise temperature control and other options directly on the device using a digital display. With the Crafty, temp status is indicated by an on-device LED or through the smartphone app. The Mighty’s digital display is preferable in our opinion, but either option gets the job done.
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 chamber is hot and ready. It’s also useful when you just want to hold the vape in your hand or put it in your pocket while walking or waiting.
With respect to vapor quality, both are excellent. Vapor production is so good they’re actually better than many desktops – but you might have assumed that since both are made by Storz & Bickel, makers of the Volcano. Needless to say, vapor from both the Mighty and the Crafty is better than most other portables we’ve tested. So if you’re looking for a top of the line portable that produces incredibly flavorful, full-bodied vapor, both the Mighty and the Crafty have got you covered.
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.
While both are fairly expensive as far as portables are concerned, the Mighty is the pricier of the two. We recommend that you check out the Mighty vaporizer online at this store and the Crafty from this recommended dealer.