Ever since the Storz & Bickel company started back in 2000, they have been delivering mostly high-quality products at a reasonable price. But how does their latest product, the Crafty vaporizer, stack up with the legendary backlog?
With its small body and a promising feature set, the Crafty looks to be another contender to the hall of fame. But before we can make this claim, let’s take a look at the device itself.
Included in The Box
The company provides a pretty neat package that comes with the following list of items:
- One CRAFTY Vaporizer
- A Power Adapter with USB Cable
- A Single Set of Spare Seal Rings
- 3x Spare Screens
- Drip Pad (approx. Ø 15 x 5 mm)
- Filling Aid
- Herb Mill
- Dosing Capsule
- Cleaning Brush
- Instruction Manual
Massive and Tasty Clouds
Since this is a dry herb vaporizer, we want to make it clear from the get-go. The clouds are huge, full of flavor, and pretty thick. The temperature is spot-on thanks to the cooling system, and the open airflow makes the drawing process a breeze. We’ve seen many ultra-portable cannabis vaporizers but this one takes the cake. It’s that good!
Dynamic Hybrid Heating System
One of the most defining features of Storz & Bickel is its approach to heating. Ever since they started releasing portable vaporizers with perfect conduction and blend heating mechanics, we knew that it will be their main selling point.
And this is precisely what the new Crafty is all about. The first couple of hits come from the convection heat, meaning that you lose no flavor.
Whereas the next few hits will be from the conduction heat. All this forms a clever, power-efficient system that delivers excellent results.
A Design To Match The Power
Another critical element of the Crafty is the fact that it is made of medical-grade materials. There is no fragile glass to break, nor you have to worry about ceramic surfaces.
Everything is made of stainless steel and aluminum, meaning that it is also quite sturdy. The main air path is divided from the electronics compartment and it won’t get dirty or exposed to water.
The electronics themselves are certified by the Southern Technical Inspection Association in Munich, Germany. In other words, you get a worry-free vaping session at all times.
An App To Enhance Your Vaping
As you might have guessed, this weed vaporizer comes with a dedicated app that you can install on your Android or iOS-powered device. With it, you can easily set up the temperature, as well as you can gradually increase it.
Another cool feature of the app is that you can extend the shutdown timer, soften the light, and reduce the average level of vibration. Also, you can even set a specific ringtone that will play on your phone to notify you about the heating status.
Lastly, here’s the fact that the app remembers all your settings. No need to configure everything again and again. Just save a couple of profiles and switch between them. What else can you ask? Amazing stuff!
Another important aspect of this marijuana vaporizer is its simplicity and accessibility. It doesn’t take a genius to load the device, nor do you need extra equipment to do so.
The Crafty is capable of vaporizing a whole bowl evenly, all while not requiring any kind of stirring, unless overpacked.
And even if you did manage to overpack it, the included filling aid will surely come in handy. And finally, in case you feel like it, you can use the included dosing capsule. Very convenient.
A Power Bank Can Prove Useful
One of the main drawbacks of the device is its poor battery life. Even after we got the “Battery” update, the device still struggles to deliver more than five, seven-minute-long sessions.
To many, this will be a deal-breaker but at least you get fast charging. Indeed, it takes less than 2 hours to fully charge the system and this is a massive plus in our books.
The charge connector is a standard micro-USB so no troubles here but the device does get a tab hot during the charging process. This is something to keep in mind.
As the title suggests, maintenance is smooth with this one. All you’ll ever need is a cup of isopropyl alcohol and soapy water. The cleaning areas include the bowl and the cooling unit.
To keep the compartments clean, wipe it with a towel soaked in soapy water and then spray some isopropyl alcohol. Once done, just leave it to dry.
Before we close this section, we’d also like to say that the application will tell you when it’s time to clean the device, so keep an eye on it.
Crafty is a great vaporizer that is only let down by its small battery life. Yet, if you are willing to cope with this, you get a great bang for your buck.
The build quality is great and the flavor is outstanding, not to mention the portable size. If you are looking for these qualities, then look no further than Crafty.