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Khan Dry Herb Vaporizer Review

We’ve been looking forward to getting out hands on the Khan for a little while now – and finally, it’s here to review!

To be fair ‘Khan’ is a great name and we were expecting something a little bit special, especially in regards to power output.

As one of the latest offerings from the highly regarded Mig Vapor team, this promises to be an ultra discreet pocket-sized device that offers a performance level akin to much larger vaporizers.

Featuring a rather stylish snake squiggle on the front of the unit and an interesting glass mouthpiece (we don’t see these every day), how did the Khan stand up to expectations? Read on to find out!

What’s In The Box & First Impressions

No need to bore you with the details here as the kit comes with everything you need to get up and running – and for a change without any tiresome gimmicks.

Our first impressions were that this really is pocket sized with the aluminum unit (available in either Thunder Red or Onyx Black) also being surprisingly light.

You can see why this has been clearly designed for the dry herb vaper ‘on the go’, but with that being said it grips nicely in the hand and by no means could be considered as feeling cheap.

Also included are all the bits and pieces you actually need to enjoy your loose leaves.

The glass mouthpiece (more on that shortly) fits nicely into the toploading unit right above your herb oven.

The kit also includes a cleaning brush, tweezers, water filter, alcohol wipe, USB charging cable, and a user manual (a digital copy of this can be found below). This is all you’ll need to get going apart from your own grinder of course!

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Controls & Settings

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Overall, this is pretty intuitive and once you get to grips with it there’s no reason why you couldn’t turn on or even change the settings in your coat pocket.

You’ll need to charge the 2500mAh internal battery before use and that takes somewhere between 2-3 hours, so that’s a little longer than some other options out there.

Rather annoyingly, it doesn’t offer USB pass-through vaping either, so it’s going to be essential to keep the device charged up.

Controls and power up are all performed using the high quality LED screen with temperature control capable of being managed in either single or in 50 increments.

Performance

You can fit up to 0.5g of dry herb into the ceramic top-loading tank which is a surprising amount for a device of this size. By our estimation, that’s perfectly adequate and remember that larger tanks are more liable to lead to wastage – and we don’t want that!

One of the places where the Khan really stands out is power and temperature. As mentioned during the intro we were hoping for something powerful but this offers more than the vast majority of larger big-name dry herb vaporizers on the market! You can set your temperature between 150° – 240°C and it powers up pretty fast regardless of which temperature you choose.

Thanks to an isolated air path the vape production is absolutely spot on. Obviously, we want maximum vape for the lowest possible amount of herb, and here the Khan really did stand out.

As tempting as it is to use the highest temperature we’d not recommend you do so for too long (it will drain your battery fast!).

The glass mouthpiece that comes as standard allows for really clean vaping and is peaked in such a way that you only really need to power the device for a second or two to get a proper lung full with next to no wastage. Compared to the more standard ‘wide-mouth’ format this was a feature that we really enjoyed about the Khan.

By our reckoning, the ‘average’ dry herb enthusiast ought to comfortably expect a good evening’s session with just one charge, and the Khan ought to last most people having more occasional blasts a full day.

Just remember that the charge time is a little longer than usual and there’s no pass-through option. So that means it’s important to keep an eye on the battery life and we’d suggest the lower temperatures if you’re having a ‘pass-around’ session at home.

Technical Specifications

Temperature Range 150° – 240°C (302F – 464F)
Chamber Capacity 0.5g
Battery Capacity 2500mAh
Oven Diameter 14mm (0.55 inches)
Material of Mouthpiece Thick pyrex glass
Material of Heating Chamber Ceramic
Charging Time 2 -3 Hours

Mig Vapor Khan Instructions

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Mig Vapor Torpedo Review

Mig Vapor Torpedo Dry Herb VaporizerWe’ve been looking forward to the Mig Vapor Torpedo dry herb vaporizer arriving on these shores for a fair old while!

Those in the know will be all too aware of how popular this device is Stateside, promising to deliver A-grade vape at a very wallet-friendly price.

Renowned for being super easy to use, extremely reliable and best of all performing with utter consistency (meaning zero herb wastage!) this is one of those devices that people simply stay loyal to for years.

All that being said – the dry herb vaping game has improved massively in recent times – and the competition has never been stiffer.

Read on for all you need to know about the Mig Vapor Torpedo, and (spoilers…) why it’s still at the top of the game.

First Impressions

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Once our greedy mitts had managed to fight a way through the packaging, the first thing you notice about the Torpedo is that – yes you guessed it – it looks a bit like how we’d imagine a torpedo to appear!

A super sleek matt black finish makes for a very smartly engineered little tube, that feels much like a ‘typical’ vape pen, perhaps just a little heavier in the grip.

The tank is always the first place to check out, and we’re pleased to report that this is a very secure and clearly well-designed compartment.

It will hold around 1.7ml according to the instructions, but of course, that’s going to vary depending on how you choose to compress your herb. We like a little air left in there to help for an even ‘roast’ and still found that it was super easy to pack.

Crumble fans will not be disappointed, and this is going to be great for finishing off any scraps too.

The pack includes 5 silicone mouthpieces (3 short and 2 long) which are the standard ‘clip-and-go’ variety. No frills, but none are needed – they feel secure and offer plenty of protection (not that we’d expect many people to need it anyway).

Mig Vapor also throw in 5 replaceable mesh filters that ought to last for a good while. Over the week we spent using this device we were still happy with the first one, so a point scored for durability.

Other than that you’ll find a handy little cleaning kit/brush that makes clearing up your tank a doddle (always do this routinely no matter the product). Oh, and there’s the battery – which deserves a section all of its own!

Mig Vapor Torpedo Review

The Mig Vapor Torpedo Battery Is Phenomenal

Thanks to a 2200 mAh battery you can be certain that the Torpedo vaporizer will not let you down!

Three different temperatures are preprogrammed into the unit varying ranging from 160C/320F, 193C/380F/ 215C/420F. As usual, these are colour coded so you’ll always know what temperature you are heating with.

Just like a simple vape pen you hold down the power button to shift between these settings. While there’s no option to program your own heating style, we reckon that only the absolute fussiest of vapers will be upset about that.

Sensible users will make the most of these settings, especially the impressively highest temperature when finishing up any ‘loose ends’ towards the end of a session.

Now on to the trickier topic of longevity. Obviously, it can be difficult to estimate this with a great deal of precision, as some people simply vape harder and hotter than others.

From experience, we managed to get around an hours worth of continual use from the Torpedo from a full charge. In most cases, people will stop and start the device over the course of a day.

We’d agree that this will last a ‘festival day’ of on/off vaping with ease – so make of that what you will!

Overall it compares very well with other dry herb vaporizers of similar size, and that battery allows for an extremely consistent vape experience whenever you fancy it.

Charging is via the standard USB cable and takes around 75 minutes from empty.

Magical Performance

So how did it perform? Well, it’s understandable and fair to say that we put this properly through its paces during our hands-on review.

Of the many dry herb vapes that we’ve tried out in recent months, this has to be ranked up there with kits that typically cost double the price.

It simply delivers fantastic quality vape that’s free from any hot/dry hits even after an evening-long session. Their ‘advanced heating chamber design’ most certainly works better than the vast majority of similarly priced vaporizers currently on the market.

Warm up times are similarly impressive. From being activated the Mig Vapor Torpedo will be ready to go at a full temperature within 30/40 seconds, with increases and decreases in the output being near instantaneous (allow a few seconds for the herb to naturally cool).

When combined with natural sleekness and convenient pocket-sized discretion, this is a handy vaporizer for on-the-go enjoyment as well as more casual laid back session vaping.

Overall, this is the kind of vaporizer you can rely on wherever you want – and exactly what ought to be delivered by any product that markets itself as truly portable.

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Firefly 2 Vaporizer Review

When the original Firefly vaporizer hit the scene a few years ago it was a complete game changer.

Not only was it specifically designed to be easier to clean (at last!) but also used dynamic convection that allowed it to heat up and be ready to use within a few seconds.

Suddenly, there was a device on the scene that allowed people to enjoy dry herbs almost like they would a liquid/cartridge style vape pen.

However, there were problems with the battery life, weight and even longevity of the original model – so much was expected when Firefly 2 flew through our letterbox to address and improve upon these essential factors.

Portability & Style

Straight from the box, you may seem a little underwhelmed. Make no mistake – this is a very compact vaporizer and weighs in at around a third less than the previous model.

That being said, it feels very natural in the palm and should automatically raise the eyebrows for anyone wanting that added ‘stealth’ factor! Nicely finished with a stylish and almost retro look, it easily slots together with a reassuringly solid click.

Having such smoothly engineered components will prove a godsend when it comes to cleaning – one quick scrub on all sides and you’ll be done in a minute at most.

Whilst it may not look especially imposing, this is a very nicely crafted vaporizer that highlights how many rival products can be so excessively over-engineered.

So overall, the device is pretty impressive and is sure to appeal to those who like to combine a low-fuss approach to dry herb vaping with a little flashy style!

Firefly 2 Colours

The device is available in a range of 8 different colours: Black, Red, Blue, Gold, White, Jet Black, Oak, and Zebra.

Battery Reliability

OK, we knew that the Firefly 2 was going to look the part, but how about that ever so important battery life?

We’re genuinely delighted to report that this edition compares very favourably indeed. Expect it to heat up within 5 seconds on average – we managed 3 seconds with the lowest 340°F temperature – which is quite frankly much better than anything else currently on the market.

By the time it takes to click the ready button in your pocket and raise the mouthpiece to your lips, you’ll be able to enjoy a long and delicious draw. That’s nothing short of game-changing!

But what about longevity? The Firefly 2 has made considerable improvements here. Depending on your usage, we’d rate this as being good to use consistently over a session for 1.5 hours. Used independently over the day, and there’s no reason why there still won’t be plenty of juice left come bedtime.

Charging from dry takes about 45 minutes, making it once again considerably quicker than most of the current opposition.

Compared to the Firefly 1, we’d rate their claim that this edition offers 100% more power as being pretty much spot on.

From a full charge expect to get at least 40-50 ‘proper’ draws on a medium setting. Each draw powers on the unit for 30 seconds, so that equates to about 20 minutes before the battery croaks. While that may not sound a huge amount of time, trust us – it’s more than plenty.

Oh, and for those who cannot face the prospect of their Firefly 2 running dry – you can easily pick up cheap spare batteries that can be interchanged in seconds.

Intelligent Heating = Tremendous Vaping!

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The Firefly 2 offers six different heat settings, with the maximum 500°F really only going to be used by those enjoying some concentrates (you’ll burn your herbs at that intensity).

Users can easily change the temperature settings by either the straightforward control panel or by using the smartphone-enabled app for greater personalisation.

Whether or not you want to play about with these settings is entirely up to you, but we found that 420°F offered the finest balance between quality vapour and prolonging the burn of our stocks. On that note, the chamber is quite small at 0.10 grams so remember to pack it in nice and tight.

The heating is controlled by a 50-watt element which runs through to the borosilicate glass vape bowl. “What does that mean”, I hear you cry! Well, in layperson’s terms, what that means is your herbs/wax/concentrate is going to pass through an inbuilt system that allows for a consistently cool and clean vape.

Over a full session – running the battery from full to empty – we didn’t experience one dry/hot hit. Cloud production can also be managed using the manually adjustable airflow dial. We’d recommend you check this out if you’re planning on stealthier vaping.

Whichever configuration you settle on, be assured that the clouds that the Firefly 2 produces are simply sumptuous.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 12cm x 3.5cm x 2.1cm
Temperature Range 171°C to 260°C (6 Levels)
Chamber Capacity 0.1g
Heating System Convection
Heat-up Time 5 secs
Battery Capacity 1-2 hrs
Charging Time Approx 45 mins
App Compatibility Available on iOS and Android

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DaVinci IQ Vaporizer Review

It seems pretty remarkable that despite it nearing 3 years since the DaVinci IQ first hit the scene, it remains one of the best portable vaporizers in the UK.

Revolutionary at the time due to it being smaller, sleeker and more powerful than most rivals on the market, it still sets the benchmark for what constitutes a truly world-class vaporizer.

Yet the gulf has certainly narrowed in more recent times, so does the DaVinci IQ still hold it’s own against increasingly competitive alternatives? Let’s find out!

Still Offering Outstanding Portability & Build Quality

One of the reasons why this device has remained so popular is for its sheer handiness.

It’s a little heavier than the more recent PAX models (weighing in at 145g) and there are now smaller models out there for those who like super stealthy vaping. It’s still comfortably ‘pocket-sized’ and easily conceals in most people’s palm.

What the DaVinci IQ still leads the market on has to be that ever so beautiful design quality. So many times you’ll read about how vaporizers may be ‘elegant’ or ‘precision engineered’ – the truth is that these genuinely do apply to this device.

Sometimes you just need to hold a vaporizer to gauge the craftsmanship that has been put into it – and in this case, Leonardo would be very impressed indeed!

It has a sturdy and slightly dense feel which makes us confident that it’d survive a little rough treatment – but that’s not advised. After all, who wants scratches on that fine brushed metal finish?

Overall, the DaVinci IQ still feels like the bee’s knees compared to much of the more contemporary opposition. Given how far dry herb vaporizers have advanced recently, that’s big praise indeed.

Batteries & Longevity

The all-important question when it comes to this style of a vaporizer is how reliable that battery charge is going to hold. Longevity (or lack thereof) is a key factor for anyone who intends to be truly taking their dry herbs on the road.

Funnily enough, this is one of the points that has made this such an enduringly popular device. Not only is the DaVinci IQ powered by 18650 batteries that ought to be enough to last 2-3 hours depending on your temperature settings and usage habits, but these are easily replaceable.

Many people think that just means “oh, I won’t need to buy a new unit when this one conks out” and neglect that fact that this allows for spares to be carried in on your person whenever you wish. When your installed battery starts to weaken, just switch it over.

Providing you remember to recharge it regularly you can’t go wrong, and even better replacements are cheap! So many rival products still neglect how essential replaceable batteries are – and in this case, it takes literally 5 seconds to perform.

Batteries are the key to longevity – and with a unit of this quality, there’s no reason that it could not hypothetically last for several years at least.

Newbies to dry herb vaping just need to be aware that the better you maintain and clean your device, the longer they will last. In this instance, the DaVinci IQ is no different. Use the supplied cleaning kit and be sure to read up on effective care methods.

Performance & Smart Path Technology

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A 0.30g chamber capacity may not sound huge (it’s more than enough by the way) – but as with most high-quality vaporizers, the method of heating is the key to how you will enjoy your herbs.

This pure conduction-based heating element allows for an extremely balanced ceramic-based roast that slowly accentuates the flavour of your herbs. That’s right – the taste will become richer and deeper the more you burn, and for routine vapers that’s nothing short of gold dust.

Capable of heating between 249°F and 429°F depending on your preferences, it heats up within 16 seconds at most and will deliver straight from the first draw. On a side note – charging the battery takes around 2 hours from empty.

As for the overall quality of the vape? Well, if there’s one reason alone why this is such a popular device then it absolutely must be this.

Over many months as personal users of this product, never once have we encountered a dry hit even after evening long shared sessions that have worked through several batteries.

It’s almost spookily reliable, and you can enjoy it safely thanks to the in-built temperature control safeguards and automatic cut off levels/limits.

There are many excellent dry herb vaporizers on the UK market nowadays that deliver on parity with what the DaVinci has offered long beforehand. It’s simply a perfectly cool and smooth dry herb vaping experience, there are no other words that do it suitable justice.

The Smart Path technology allows users to switch between 4 pre-programmed heating settings. You can also personalize them exactly to your taste via “Precision Mode”. These can all be managed via the app which is refreshingly easy to use and by no means overcomplicated.

Once you’ve determined what works best for your vaping practices, the app mainly serves as a way of adjusting how your DaVinci IQ handles things such as LED brightness, vibration alerts, and session duration. You can easily get by without using it, but that’s the only way to adjust such ‘stealthy’ functions.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 9cm x 4.2cm x 2.4cm
Temperature Range 249°F to 429°F
Chamber Capacity 0.3g
Heating System Conduction
Heat-up Time 16 secs
Battery Capacity Approx 90 mins
Charging Time Approx 2 hrs
App Compatibility Available on iOS and Android

Video: How To Use The App

Some Tips:

  1. Compact your herbs as tight as possible.
  2. Give them a stir halfway through your session (a tool is provided as part of the kit).
  3. Experiment with temperatures – this is a high powered device and can handle whatever you wish!

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Plenty Vaporizer Review

It may resemble something you’d pick up the local DIY store, but make no mistake – this is one of the best desktop vaporizers out there.

German company Storz & Bickel go heavy not just on the industrial aesthetic but also on performance. They’re probably the best vape engineers in the world right now.

So while it may look bizarre, you’ll just have to take our word when we say with absolute confidence that this will change the way you look at vaping.

Perfect for ‘aromatherapy use’ be it dry herb or concentrates, it has everything anyone could wish for and delivers a quality that will knock your socks off.

Specifications & Features

As with all of their products, the Plenty vaporizer is designed from medical grade, vegetarian, and eco-friendly components.

This is an A/C unit that doesn’t have a built-in battery, meaning that much as we’d like to carry it about (and enjoy the funny looks we’d get from passers-by), you’ll need to have this plugged in for static use, hence the ‘desktop’ label.

You can use this anywhere indoors, and thanks to a long cable and being a lightweight 0.7kg, is easy to pass around and share. Our only word of warning would be the exposed metal coil – it can get pretty warm after long sessions but isn’t going to scold anyone (the built-in temperature controls prevent that).

Temperature is controlled by two settings. First of all, you determine which ‘level’ of heat you wish on a scale of 1-7 by using a handy little wheel attached at the side.

This sets the heating element (dual convection and current) to work, and you’ll see the little temperature dial start to rise at the front. A light will flash on when it reaches the desired heat, and you’re good to go.

Interestingly, that will fluctuate determining on the depth and speed of your draws. While it takes only a minute or so to warm up even to the highest settings, it’s interesting to watch as after being idle it automatically switches off.

To get it back to optimum temperature, just squeeze the handle and it’ll be back up to heat in seconds.

Plenty Vaporizer: A UK Review

The Plenty vaporizer will make your portable vape will feel very second rate.

An Out Of This World Vaping Experience

Despite the unusual appearance, it’s an extremely ergonomic way to enjoy your vaping session.

Vapour is dispensed by squeezing the handle and is produced in almost ultimate silence. Long gone are the days or raspy draws!

In a more practical sense, the temperature management system is seriously impressive and designed very much to preserve your herbs and concentrate by minimising wastage.

It’s one of the many reasons to love Storz & Bickel – they design all of their products for your convenience, and the Plenty vaporizer is the perfect demonstration of that commendable ethos.

When it comes to the actual quality – just expect the absolute best possible. All of their premium grade vaporizers use a similar design that’s tried and tested, trusted and proven to deliver the best standard of clouds imaginable.

Expect giant big clouds with the Plenty when it’s used at higher temperatures – but unlike typical ‘cloud chasing’ vaporizers they don’t retain any burnt notes or unpleasant hot spots.

The metal coils exist for a reason – they provide extremely efficient cooling notes to the vapour, making your clouds pretty much as heavenly as imaginable.

Storz & Bickel Quality Counts

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You can probably tell that our review team has a lot of time for these guys, and it’s not without good reason.

They’re so confident in the durability and effectiveness of the Plenty vaporizer that they offer a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty and guarantee on every unit.

As great as that is, one of the quirks of this unit is that apart from the A/C charge there are next to no replaceable components although spares are easily available.

Everything supplied in the box ought to last for years. There are additional accessories available (such as glass mouthpieces) which tempt us for trying out further down the line, but for a static vape kit, this is absolutely the bee’s knees.

In terms of durability, it’s difficult to relay exactly how ‘hard’ this device is. We weren’t going to risk flinging it down the stairs but anecdotal experience from other users suggest that it’s going to brush off the occasional domestic mishap with ease.

Besides the plastic casing all other components are metallic and one of the reasons why the ‘power tool’ analogy is equally useful when describing this vaporizer.

It delivers impeccable quality but with the exact durability that you’d expect from such a prestigious name.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 15.5cm x 22.5cm x 5.5cm
Temperature Range 225°F to 446°F
Oven Volume 0.3g
Heating Method Convection & Conduction Hybrid
Finish Plastic
Weight 0.7kg
Heat-up Time 1+ mins
Powered By Power supply

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Volcano Digit Vaporizer Review (With Easy Valve Set)

How do you make one of the best loved desktop vaporizers even better without compromising on a winning formula?

This was the problem facing Storz & Bickel when they were looking to upgrade their legendary – but starting to show its age – Volcano Classic Vaporizer.

For those unfamiliar with this device, it has legions of fans from across the globe. It uses a proprietary balloon-based system to deliver peerless quality herb and concentrate vaping.

With the upgraded Digit Vaporizer, they’ve made the system more personalised, ever easier to use and to maintain. The inclusion of a brand new Easy Valve set makes your vaping experience much more simple.

At the time of writing, Namaste Vapes are offering the complete kit at a discounted price of £374.00 from the usual RRP of £399.00. But is it truly worthy of such a high-end price tag? Let’s take a closer look…

The Digital Display Is A Complete Game Changer

Just in case you may be unfamiliar with the Volcano Classic Vaporizer, perhaps the only downside is that the unit never had much in the way of variable settings. You filled it up, attached a balloon, turned it on and waited for it to do the legwork.

While the vape quality is pretty much as good as physically possible, some people like to use different heating temperatures, especially when using concentrates. Too high a temperature could sometimes mean less efficiency resulting in waste.

The Digit Vaporizer BalloonSo, the next logical step was to make this heating process much more versatile. Thanks to the inclusion of a simple digital display, users can now set their temperature precisely anywhere between 108 and 236 degrees centigrade.

It still takes around 3 minutes to fully inflate a balloon, but once done you’ll be surprised at how many pulls you can take from it – and of course, it powers off automatically when full.

For those who already have a Volcano device and are among the 99% of people who would never look back from owning one, then this may not be enough reason to splash out on an upgrade.

But for those yet to be converted to this style of ultimate vaping, there’s a clear enough reason to opt for this latest model simply because it offers that additional layer of versatility.

As concentrates become more common in the UK, this will become especially important so bear that in mind if you’re planning to treat yourself to a Volcano Digit Vaporizer.

As Good As Vaping Gets

The hallmark of the Volcano brand is how assiduously their devices work when eliminating the vast majority of toxins from both dry and concentrate ingredients.

They estimate that it removes about 4/5ths of undesirable elements, which actually improves the quality of the active ingredients in both effect and flavour.

After regular use of both the classic and digital Volcano vaporizer styles, we wholeheartedly agree that this is as smooth and perfect a vape as you’ll ever get.

How Easy Is The Volcano Digit To Use?

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Those who have already invested in a Volcano product tend to never look back. But it can seem an unusual style for those who have not experienced it before.

Apart from being able to determine your own temperature, the device is really just an on/off button. All the technical wizardry takes place silently behind the scenes and includes all the temperature and circuit protection you’d expect to safely enjoy your vape.

Each balloon has a mouthpiece attached which automatically seals after every draw. So you can fill one up and enjoy at your leisure over several hours.

When disconnected, the device rapidly cools. This means you shouldn’t experience barely any unnecessary wastage (pro tip: you can attach another balloon to catch any fumes should you so desire).

The Easy Valve Set Adds Considerable Value

Volcano Easy Valve Starter KitA major improvement in this digital model is the inclusion of a comprehensive Easy Valve Set. These are replaceable but ought to last much longer than previous models.

The set includes five balloons, a screen set, air filter set and liquid pads. Not sure what the heck any of that means or what they do? It amounts to plenty of spares that ought to last even a daily user around a year before you need to order replacements (which aren’t going to break the bank either!).

This isn’t just an amazing vaporizer. There’s no reason it shouldn’t last for many years with appropriate care. This needn’t mean wiping and polishing it down after every single use, just regular cleaning – a couple of minutes tops – and it will not let you down.

A cleaning kit is included (as well as a grinder) which has everything you need to look after your sparkling new Volcano Digit Vaporizer.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 20cm Width / 18cm Height
Temperature Range 104°F to 446°F (40°C to 230°C)
Oven Volume 0.75g
Finish Stainless Steel
Weight 1.8kg
Heat-up Time 3 mins
Powered By Power supply

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Crafty Vaporizer Review

In the market for a hybrid convection vaporizer but baffled by the range of choices out there? Well, let’s cut straight to the chase and make a bold statement.

The Crafty vaporizer from Storz and Bickel is without question one of the finest portable models on the market.

Combining style with stereotypical German functionality has managed to deliver a truly exceptional hybrid convection-based device.

Perfect for enjoying both dry herbs and concentrates with impeccable ease, this is hands down one of the best such products we’ve ever had the privilege to review.

Interested to find out why? Read on!

A Convenient & Portable Vaporizer

You may already be familiar with a couple of other Storz & Bickel vape devices, especially the famous static Volcano Classic unit.

Their plan with the Crafty vaporizer is once again in the name – to combine that level of outstanding vape production but in a portable package.

This vaporizer is most certainly craftily discreet. Finished in a kind of cyber-punk style and also conveniently able to stand up straight (a big annoyance about the Mighty range) it looks cool and clearly means business.

Weighing in at just 136 grams and 11.0 cm x 5.7 cm x 3.3 cm in size, it’s far more ‘pocket-sized’ than the highly reviewed Mighty vaporizer (also from Storz & Bickel), but of course, the big question is how well it compares in regards to performance.

Storz & Bickel Crafty

Image: The Crafty packs the performance of its brother, the Mighty, but in a smaller and more portable device.

A Truly Amazing Vaping Experience

Almost as if they’re trying to confirm their status as one of the world’s leading vape design companies, they’ve somehow managed to pack the performance of the Mighty in the Crafty model.

It uses the same hybrid convection/conduction heating system and delivers – in our opinion – just as good a vape. By good, we mean literally as good as it’s probably possible to get!

As would be expected, the capacity is considerably smaller but still more than enough to get through a couple of decent sessions. We found that even half full with a dry herb mix (the maximum capacity is 0.25 grams), performance was not in the slightest bit compromised.

What you will notice is that it’s extremely functional and easy to use – some words that are rarely used in association with super-premium vaporizers.

There are two pre-programmed heat settings (Default 356F and Boost 383F), and in all honesty, not a massively noticeable difference between the two.

What’s much more interesting and makes a considerable difference to your vaping experience is that the temperature can be set between 104F to 410F. That provides plenty of room to establish your personal favourite heating limit, and of course, this can also be programmed and saved into the device.

Instead of flipping through endless fiddly menus and sub-menus, there’s the option to download a Crafty vaporizer app.

Crafty Vaporizer App

Image: The Crafty vaporizer app helps to maximise your vaping experience.

At first, this sounded like it may be a little gimmicky, but it’s actually a fantastic USP of this kit. Not only does it allow you to determine your temperature within a couple of seconds, but it also provides alerts for when the unit is ready to enjoy and about to power off.

Make no mistake, this is a brilliant app and will save you from unnecessarily burning through your supplies when the unit is left on accidentally. Try it out and you’ll see exactly what we mean!

The Battery Life Isn’t Ideal

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So far, so good. But nothing is perfect.

There was inevitably going to be a drawback on the battery life given how small and portable this kit is.

Compared once again to the Mighty, we’d optimistically say that with ‘typical’ use this vaporizer has perhaps around half the equivalent battery life.

Clearly, the manufacturers didn’t want to compromise on the vape quality (and we credit them for that as it’s naturally the most important factor), but it’s something some users will want to consider carefully.

Over a few days we found that from a fully charged battery using moderate temperature settings the device provided around 45 minutes of continual use.

By our estimation, that’s four ten minute sessions a day allowing for heating up time.

The device can also be used when charging – a neat feature – providing you have around 20% of residual battery life. A full recharge takes about 2 hours when left alone.

Overall, it may sound a bit of a downer, but that’s an inevitable compromise for an otherwise amazing pocket vaporizer.

Packing, Cooling & Cleaning

Plenty of thought has gone into making these essential techniques as easy as possible.

The device works great regardless of load. It’s a simple case of popping your ingredients into the mixer, screwing together and charging it up for a vape.

More importantly, the cooling chamber actually works superbly (unlike plenty of other products we could mention) and this serves to keep the mouthpiece perfectly benign even with long sessions.

A cleaning kit is included as standard as well as instructions but we’d suggest also picking up some cleaning solution (minimum 91% alcohol) for convenience as well. Cleaning out the tank and mouthpiece takes a minute – tops.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 11cm x 5.7cm x 3.3cm
Temperature Range 104°F to 410°F
Chamber Capacity 0.25g
Heating System Conduction & Convection Hybrid
Heat-up Time 2 mins
App Compatibility Available on iOS and Android

Video: How To Use The App

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Volcano Classic Vaporizer Review

Anyone who has frequented an Amsterdam coffee shop in recent years may have enjoyed using this style of vaporizer.

The Volcano Classic from Storz & Bickel is a patented vaporizing/aromatherapy unit that uses a ‘balloon’ system to capture, store, and of course enjoy your clouds.

It’s certainly an unusual system rarely seen on the UK vape scene until recently, but already there’s a growing body of aficionados claiming that it’s the best vaping experience they’ve ever enjoyed.

So is this a 21st-century shisha pipe – or just an overpriced gimmick? Let’s take a look at our findings.

How The Volcano Classic Works

Just for clarity’s sake let’s be clear from the start that this is really a static device designed for use at home.

In a nutshell, it works by attaching a balloon over the top of the ‘volcano’ peak which will inflate with filtered vapour from your herb and concentrates.

It uses a straightforward convection element to gently heat your goodies and is capable of doing so at between 104°F and a very impressive 446°F.

The herb/concentrates have the advantage of a very wide heating platform which ensures that the resulting vapour is extremely consistent and very well balanced.

All you need to control your balloon inflation exactly to your preferences is to set the heat and air appropriately. You may like to experiment with these a little as it does vary depending on what you’re choosing to vape.

As would also be expected, this latest version of the Volcano (the design has been around for decades) also employs state of the art temperature and ventilation control to prevent overheating.

Once the bag is filled with delicious clouds, puff, and pass, to your heart’s content! It can be disconnected from the Volcano and enjoyed at leisure.

While clearly ideal for group sessions, it also works nicely for a handy personal vape and will comfortably fit on a side table. The unit only weighs 1.8kg and takes up about as much space as a small potted plant.

Easy Valve Kit

Image: The Easy Valve Starter Kit (available to buy as an optional extra).

How Well Does It Perform?

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Now let’s discuss the million pound question!

Make no mistake – we weren’t quite sure what to make of this device. While it’s true very similar designs are to be found in those Dutch coffeeshops, this seemed a little smaller to what we remembered.

Fortunately, none of that matters! There’s no question whatsoever that after just a couple of puffs you’ll be blown away by the quality of the clouds generated by the Volcano Classic. It’s no less than stunning.

Over a couple of days, we tried it with dry herbs and concentrates with there being essentially no difference in quality between the two.

If forced to choose we’d say herb was up there with the best ever tried.

Regarding ease of use, once you get your head around vaping from a balloon it’s absolutely awesome.

Nice and light, with no chance of running out of battery juice thanks to not actually having one! It stores up to 0.75g a time but if anything we’d say 0.5g will provide more than enough for a typical little session, and will provide idyllic clouds for plenty of time.

A full balloon should provide around 6-8 hours of vaping. Heating up time is around 2 to 3 minutes depending on the load – a little longer than usual but that is due to the size of the heating element and a tiny compromise to make for world-class cloud chasing.

A Comprehensive Kit

Considering this is a specialist German import that uses dedicated accessories, parts and balloons, it’s easy to assume that you’ll be in a pickle when it is time to replace components.

Fortunately, this is not the case. All replaceable parts are not only easy to find online from UK-based distributors nowadays, but the kit comes with enough spares to last the manufacturer’s 3-year warranty. This includes balloons (each is supposedly good for 50-100 refills), filter pads, screens, cleaning kit, and liquid pad.

Replacement balloons are very cheap, and the supplied screens/pads (estimated to last around a year) are also not going to break the bank either.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 20cm Width / 18cm Height
Temperature Range 266°F to 446°F (130°C to 230°C)
Oven Volume 0.75g
Heating Method Convection
Weight 1.6kg
Heat-up Time 3 mins
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Mighty Vaporizer Review

When it comes to top-of-the-line vaporizers pedigree counts. The Mighty vaporizer has been designed by the legendary Storz & Bickel to deliver a pretty much unparalleled superb quality vaping experience.

Built for durability, extra long battery capacity, and with masses of power near instantly at hand, make no mistake – this is a seriously premium product.

Compatible with oils, concentrates and dry herbs, this device will be able to easily handle whatever you dare throw at it.

Without question, this is one of the finest devices we’ve ever had the pleasure to review, so fingers crossed you’re ready to start drooling!

Technical Specifications

All of these are available in detail on the manufacturer’s website, but there are of course certain qualities that should be covered from the start to emphasise the power of this vaporizer.

It uses a special hybrid design based upon both conduction and convection heating methods, alongside preconfigured heating ranges between 40ºC to 210ºC. As ought to be immediately clear, this allows for a very quick 60 second or so warm up, even at higher temperatures.

This 2018 model has also been beefed-up with even more battery life, so you can expect around 90 minutes of consistent vaping before it needs a recharge (which takes a couple of hours via the supplied USB charger and/or power adaptor).

Why Precise Temperature Control Matters

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One of the standout qualities of the Mighty vaporizer is that while it’s extremely easy to use, it also allows for a precise and easy to manage vape.

When in use, you simply configure the temperature to your desired level, and within a minute it’ll offer a little vibration to let you know it’s ready to go (a very handy feature when you’re out and about).

As you vape the smart little display will also keep you posted of the actual temperature, which of course is going to vary depending on the intensity of usage and the materials being used.

Clever Safety Features

There are extremely high-quality temperature and circuit safeguards to prevent overheating. If you forget to turn it off after a few draws, it will do so automatically after five minutes to help preserve battery life (you’ve got to love a vaporizer that watches your back this well!).

Anyone who has used similar high power vaporizers before will be all too aware of how many devices have inadequate mouthpieces. They can often become too hot and uncomfortable to use – hardly ideal if you’re the last to enjoy a blast during a shared session.

A great feature and again one that plays genuine testimony to the build quality is that this is probably the best and most reliable mouthpiece on the market. Whatever materials you vape, it’s going to be smooth, elegant and consistent every single time.

Storz & Bickel Mighty

What To Vape?

Early editions of the Mighty vaporizer were overtly designed for pretty much only dry herb vaping.

We highly suggest that if you treat yourself to this device be sure to add some concentrate pads to your order. It opens up a much wider variety of vaping options. While this has yet to become a common feature in the UK vape scene, mark our words – it will very soon indeed.

The unit comes with a liquid pad included, but remember that if concentrates are your thing, you’ll need to buy these separately (they’re reassuringly affordable).

As with any top quality vaporizer, you’ll need to perform a little cleaning and maintenance.

Sometimes this may feel like a chore, which is why Storz & Bickel have clearly gone out of their way to make this as straightforward as possible.

They’ve included a very handy cleaning kit inside the pack. All you need to do is to dip a cotton bud into some isopropyl alcohol (91%+). Just follow their detailed instructions and your kit will be sparkly clean in just a couple of minutes.

As with many features of the Mighty vaporizer, it’s designed for easy as well as efficient use – both of which are great by us!

Cleaning

Image: The best way to clean your Mighty vaporiser is to use a cotton bud dipped in isopropyl alcohol.

Hardcore Design!

More frequently than not, high-end vaporizers can be over-engineered and subsequently just not feel especially sturdy or reliable. Nobody in their right mind could ever claim this of the Mighty.

Short of flinging it against a brick wall, we can say with absolute certainty that this is a seriously tough piece of kit!

Sure, with that steel comes a little more weight than the usual device, but you can be rest assured this will easily last any style of festival conditions (mud, rain, drops, etc).

It certainly also carries a pretty utilitarian, functional design that resembles a prop from the Alien movie franchise!

It may not be the most beautiful or showy design ever – but then it’s called the Mighty for good reason.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions 14cm x 8cm x 3cm
Temperature Range 104°F to 410°F
Chamber Capacity 0.25g
Heating System Conduction & Convection Hybrid
Heat-up Time 60 secs
Battery Capacity Approx 90 mins
Charging Time Approx 2 hrs
App Compatibility No

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