The Crafty from the german manufacturer Storz & Bickel is, simply put, one of the best portable vaporizers of its generation. Storz and Bickel, based out of Germany, are known worldwide for second-to-none craftsmanship and have been an industry leader since vapor became mainstream. You might know them for the revolutionary Volcano or the Crafty’s larger cousin, the Mighty Vaporizer. The Crafty is the smallest offering by Storz and Bickel but it is certainly not the least.
Crafty Vaporizer Review
Storz and Bickel burst out of the gates around the Y2K by putting a patent on the technology responsible for the creation of their signature vaporizer, the Volcano. Since then, the home/portable vaporizer community has been under their thumbs. This is no accident, the Crafty and its cousins are some of the most well-made, hardiest devices you can buy. Holding a Crafty definitely feels like holding 20 years worth of vaporizer research and development.
Not to mention, you can also use these features to vaporize your favorite concentrates other than dried herbs of course. This attention-to-detail guarantees that you will be enjoying your Crafty for a very long time.
The Crafty features Storz and Bickel’s signature convection/conduction engine in its tiny 135g (0.3 lb) frame, ensuring you receive both consistent and instant vapor. The heaters conduction allows for a heat-up time of only 60-90 seconds, while still utilizing convection to provide constant, smooth vapor. Powered by a single lithium-ion battery that is capable of being used while charging. Even charging is a breeze, thanks to its use of a universal USB 3.0 charging port.
The Little Volcano
Measuring at only 11 x 5.7 x 3.3 cm of dimension, the Crafty vaporizer possess the same design philosophies that went into the Volcano vaporizer. Already mentioned is the conduction/convection engine that is present in all of Markus Storz’s (founder of Storz and Bickel) devices. Another common thread is the use of ultra tough, ultra safe materials in building the device. This results in very easy maintenance and the Crafty is built in such a way that allows you to break it down into very small pieces. This means you can give it that deep clean you’ve always dreamed of.
Smart App, Smart Choice
Storz and Bickel rarely make a product that lacks in quality, and their app is just another example of that. Many different high-end portable vaporizers are going this route in order to cut down on complexity in their devices. The Crafty takes that to another level with one of the industry’s most user-friendly apps. It’s possible to change your default temperatures from the app, as well as control the functions of the LED light and haptic feedback. It also shows the current battery level, and even provides alarms and vibration to complement the devices already stellar features. One of the cooler features was the ability to see, real-time, the temperature in the heating chamber. Many devices simply provide an estimate, but the Crafty takes that one step further. Check out Crafty vaporizer app for Apple and Crafty vaporizer app for Android.
This portable vaporizer lives up to its “Crafty” moniker. There’s tons of little design elements that make this device worthwhile. For example, it utilizes a one-button operation that allows more space on the device for other functions. Simply open the app and you will be able to change the temperatures set when using the single, contextual button. Then there’s the unique external mouthpiece that swivels whenever you need it, then hides itself expertly into the design of the device. Finally, simply loading the device is a unique experience. The Crafty comes with a packing tool that guarantees every tiny speck of your material is packed firmly into the 0.3g chamber.
Crafty Vaporizer Video
This video showcases all of the features present in the Crafty vaporizer, while also showing you how to use it. The excellent design of the Crafty really needs to be seen up close to fully understand all of the available features. Pay special attention to how the filling tool is used to ensure every bit of your material is used efficiently.
- Charge the vaporizer fully.
- Download the app. Check out the settings and configure the device as desired.
- Remove the cooling unit and fill the filling chamber aid with desired material before placing it at the chamber itself.
- Switch it on and chill.
- Green and vibration means ready. Enjoy.
*The process goes in reverse once the automatic shutoff is triggered after 2 minutes of non-use and you can check your battery power simply by observing the intensity of the, now blue, LED’s blinking pattern.
- There are two temperature levels that are built into the device: 180°C (356°F) and 195°C (383°F). Although those are the defaults, you can change them on the app.
- Drain the battery to 20% or one bar before charging it fully to keep the battery gauge correct and long lasting.
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 Rings
When it comes to both build and vapor quality, the Crafty is about as close to perfect as you can get at this size. When you use the Crafty’s app, which can so often be irritating with other devices, you feel at-ease. When you fill the device, you fill with ease. Everything about the Crafty feels like it was made by someone who truly understands what a user wants out of a portable vaporizer. It’s such a light, ergonomic device that fits so well into your pocket, you will swear they’ve been working on this for 20 years. With Storz and Bickel, you know you will be alright.
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