Storz and Bickel based in Germany are known for second-to-none craftsmanship worldwide using only the best in food grade materials throughout the manufacturing process and have been a leading manufacturer since vapor became mainstream. They have released some time ago a lightweight vape perfect for cannabis lovers on-the-go, the Crafty dry herb and concentrate vaporizer, superior German manufacturing at its finest with a stunning and extremely unique industrial design, one of the best portable vaporizers of its generation.
They produce the most efficient, highest quality and respected products in the industry.
This portable vaporizer utilizes a one-button operation that allows more space on the device for other functions. A unique feature of the Crafty is the smartphone app, which allows you to operate directly from your phone and have full control of the device. The app is available for download via the Google Play or Apple Store. The app includes the digital manual and Quick Start Guide, the ability to change temperatures, set your booster temp and record the use of Crafty’s lifetime session use.
It features haptic feedback that allows you to turn it on and leave it in your pocket until it briefly vibrates and lets you know it’s ready for use. In all the latest models, they have increased battery life too. You can get a good 45 minutes of prolonged use when the device is fully charged and you can use the device even while it’s plugged in.
It’s easy to carry in your bag and weighs only 135 grams and the device itself is no bigger than most smartphones providing the maximum discretion. To load the Crafty chamber, simply twist the cooling unit and either fit the filling tool or use your hands to pack your herb.
Crafty has two different temperature settings: Default, 356°F (180°C) and 383°F (195°C) Boost. Each of the two settings can be changed via the app to any temp ranging from 104°F (40°C) to 410°F (210°C). Knowing that cannabis has a number of valuable constituents with different boiling points, you may need to know how to customize your cannabis high with temperature and experience it with different strains. Just open the app, and you will be able to change the temperatures set.
Understanding temperature helps you to get the true effects of the strain. If you need to control the temperature down to the exact degree, the Mighty can do that on the device, while the Crafty model would require the web app. You can read our review about the Storz & Bickel Mighty vaporizer here for full specifications.
If you want to stay functional, focused and productive, you better stay at low-temp anywhere between 302°F (150°C) to 329°F (165°C). Once you get into the 392°F (200°C) to 410°F (210°C) temperature range, you are really just trying to be baked. Be sure you are prepared to cough your lungs out.
We have found that the Crafty takes up to two minutes to heat up to about 365°F, which is not the fastest, but the temp is more consistent with aggressive or long draws.
Storz & Bickel also has a certificate from Health Canada for the Volcano Classic which means they have an excellent facility. In fact, they have an ISO 13485 certification, the standard for a Quality Management System (“QMS”) for the design and manufacture of medical devices. Holding a Crafty feels like holding more than 20 years’ worth of vaporizer development and research. Is a great vaporizer for medical users and anyone with chronic lung conditions.
The main highlight is the mouthpiece. The contained design allows a personalized draw experience, without the risk of vapor escape. The Crafty helps cool down the vapor due to the ingenious Cooling Unit which is made from PEEK, a high-grade, food-grade, heat-resistant plastic commonly used in the medical field.
First Impression: this draws easy. It’s almost exactly like drawing off a desktop vape
Equipped with an aluminium chamber , the vapor production is beyond impressive thanks to the dual convection and conduction heating technology. The convection heating technology ensures immediate and continuous vaporization, while the conduction ensures that vapor is created from the very first inhale.
We rate this vaporizer extremely high due to its superior vapor, sleek and innovative design, and a crazy amount of accessories. Despite the size, it can produce dense, high-quality clouds of vapor and can almost be as thick as smoke on the exhale.
The nice thing about the dual convection/conduction heating system and more than the large airflow is that if you’re alone, you can vape very small quantities. That way, it’s very economical, so no herb is wasted. The Crafty chamber holds up to .25 grams of dry herb material. With a super fine grind you can get upwards from .3 but if you overpack the chamber the draw resistance will increase. However, If you want to vaporize liquid, the vape comes with a liquid pad which fits perfectly into the chamber.
Maintaining and Cleaning
The maintenance and cleaning of this device are straightforward and easy to do. The User’s Manual is a great resource for any questions about the maintenance or cleaning the device. The device comes with some cleaning accessories like a brush and replacement seals/screens so cleaning the chamber is a breeze.
What’s in the Box?
- 1x Crafty Portable Vaporizer
- 1x Filling Aid
- 1x Grinder
- 3x Screens
- 1x Power Adapter
- 1x USB 3.0 Cable
- 1x Cleaning Brush
- 1x Liquid Pad
- 1x Seal Ring Set
Warranty & Accessories
Inside the box, you will find the manuals and accessories. The “Safety” and “Usage” manuals are both written in multiple languages. The Crafty comes with a 2 year warranty, but you can register the device with Storz & Bickel to upgrade your existing warranty to 3 years by scanning the attached QR code.
You can find the Crafty vaporizer and their other models on several online retailers. Some of you may wonder which is best for you – Crafty or Mighty? The size of it or its battery life? In terms of vapor quality and production they’re the same. That said, the Crafty vaporizer is more portable than the heavily Mighty vaporizer and the USB recharge makes it more convenient. At the end of the day, portables are all about convenience. The Crafty vaporizer is a top-class device which demonstrates its performance in an exceptional way. You can medicate with ease wherever you are with absolute discretion. Without any questions, is one of the top portable vaporizers of all time.
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