Firefly 2 Vaporizer Review

The Firefly 2 is the latest iteration of the Firefly vaporizer and like its predecessor, it too is a convection vaporizer that uses heated air to vaporize your blend. While it has increased greatly in popularity since its release, it is not without its drawbacks. In this review, we’re going to share with you both the good as well as the bad so if you want to know what’s really up with this relatively new portable vaporizer, continue reading!

When we first started testing the new Firefly, we found that it wasn’t the easiest portable to get a good draw out of, but with some time and effort, we were able to get some consistent draws out of it. So right up front, you might find that while it looks simple, it’s not the most user-friendly vape in the world. But its steep learning curve is by no means the only qualm we have with it, as it’s also a bit more fragile than we’d prefer, the airflow is a little too restrictive for us, and at times, it seems to have some issues with its programming – like it not turning off when it’s supposed to (forcing us to remove the battery to manually shut it off). Also, maintenance is a bit on the annoying side as you really need to clean it after every session.

On the upside, it comes with an app for your smartphone, it’s fairly discreet, the vapor tastes good, and it’s even smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the original Firefly. Best of all, it heats up quick and does well to conserve your blend while it’s not in use.

In comparison to its predecessor, this new variant offers a more intense heating element, an oven that’s made from borosilicate glass, and a faster heat up time.

But with all of its fancy technology, we’re not all that impressed. While it has five temperature settings to choose from, which range from 340 degrees Fahrenheit to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, we’ve found that the lowet settings just don’t produce vapor like we’d expect. However, on the higher settings, it does seem to produce something, but we’re afraid that it may be smoke instead of vapor as it seems to be combusting instead of vaporizing while it’s on its fifth temperature setting, which correlates with 420 degrees Fahrenheit. The last setting, which is 500 degrees Fahrenheit, is strictly for use with concentrated blend types and while it works alright, even then the vapor production is below our expectation. Keep in mind, we’ve heard from other users that it works well so these may just be issues with ours that aren’t shared by all Firefly vaporizers.

Analyzing the vapor it produces, we found that it’s tasty, cool, but lacking in density. It also takes a long time to draw in some vapor due to the restrictive airflow. As a result, you have to inhale lightly for anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds to get a decent hit off it. One work around for this is to remove the filter in the Firefly’s mouthpiece, but rather than do that, you may just want to pick up a portable vaporizer that has virtually no draw resistance like the Crafty.

In addition to the issues we’ve mentioned, we’ve also found that you really need to stir your blend after every hit because it seems to cook your blend unevenly.

All things considered, the Firefly 2 is not a portable vaporizer that we recommend at this time. Between its high cost, various issues, and subpar vapor production, we’re simply not impressed. If you’re looking for a good alternative, we suggest taking a look a look at some of the other portable vaporizers we’ve reviewed here on, which you can click here to see.

If you’re intent on buying the Firefly 2 regardless of what we have to say, we suggest you buy it from this store as they are an authorized retailer, so you can rest assured that your new Firefly will be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.