The Crafty+ vaporizer is the long-awaited update to the popular Storz & Bickel Crafty. The Crafty Plus vaporizer features a faster heat-up, better battery life, three temperature settings, and the same hybrid conduction/convection heating.
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9.5Vapor QualityVapor Quality
8.9Manufacturing QualityManufacturing Quality
8.6Temperature FlexibilityTemperature Flexibility
7.0Battery LifeBattery Life
Manufacturer Storz & Bickel
Battery Life 60 Minutes
Heat time 60 Seconds
Heating Style Hybrid
Temperature Maximum temperature 210°C / 410°F
Compatibility Herbs, Extracts
Warranty 2 Years Limited Warranty with TVAPE, + 1 Year Warranty with manufacturer upon registration with Storz & Bickel
Materials PEEK Plastic Shell, Stainless Steel Heating Chamber
How’s it going YouTube this is Alex coming at ya in the studio with a very special review of the new Crafty +. It seems the people at Storz & Bickel are excited about their new partnership with Canopy, because they have released two new units this year. We’re going to dive in and see if this unit is worth your budget bucks. But first….
Without further ado, let’s get into it.
HOW IT WORKS
The Crafty+ changes almost nothing in its operation when compared to the original. The single button is responsible for turning the device on, off, and adjusting the temperature. The new Crafty+ now has three temperature settings to choose from – two programmable in the app, and one which will rise to the max temperature with a quick triple-press.
Load the chamber with medium grind herb or a fancy Storz & Bickel dosing capsule and then wait til it hits temperature and you’re good to go!
As we touched on earlier, the Crafty+ now has three temperature settings you can cycle between. The smartphone app can allow you to choose any temperature between 104-410°F, which translates to 40-210°C.
Two settings can be programmed into the device. The third setting is locked at the maximum temperature, 210 Celsius.
For all practical purposes, we find this to be adequate since most people only cycle between a few different temperature settings anyways.
When it comes to the Crafty Plus for use with concentrates, we’d really have liked to see the max temperature be a bit higher as well. It gets a passing grade.
The Crafty+ is one of the best dry herb vaporizers around for vapor quality. The Mighty has been known as king for delivering consistent, powerful, and flavorful hits.
We found the Crafty Plus is a step above, nothing groundbreaking, but certainly an improvement.
The heater keeps up with long draws much better, and that hybrid conduction/convection heating is still there. The flavor is great, but the plastic mouthpiece does take away from this a little. If you saw our Firefly 2 Plus video, which I’ll link above, you’ll know how I feel about plastic mouthpieces.
Still, the Crafty+ has pretty great taste, solid smoothness from the cooling unit, and effortlessly puts out hugs clouds of potent and powerful vapor. Second to almost none, the Crafty+ knocks it out of the park, and if you’re serious about performance, the Crafty+ is guaranteed to satisfy.
Makers of the legendary Volcano vaporizer, Storz & Bickel has gained a solid reputation as a very good manufacturer. Still made in their state-of-the-art facility in Germany, the Crafty+ retains the medical certifications that its brothers have and hasn’t changed much.
While the body has had a slight ergonomic and visual redesign occur to it, they have chosen to include less accessories than before, which is a little disappointing. You’ll find the Crafty plus, a microUSB charger, some o-rings, spare screens, 2 concentrate pads, a dosing capsule, quick start guide, and safety instructions (and a 3 year warranty, which ain’t bad). But they don’t include the herb grinder, loading tool and cleaning brush anymore.
I don’t know how they did it, but Storz & Bickel have almost doubled the battery life of the Crafty Plus with some black magic trickery. Now, users can expect anywhere between 5-9 sessions per charge, depending on how much you get into it. The new charging time is also cut down to roughly 1.5 hours as well, which is a nice improvement.
So while we wish it were USB-C and had a removable battery, the new battery life is a huge step up from the previous Crafty lineup which struggled to put out 4-5 sessions per cycle.
We’re also unlikely to ever see a removable battery from any S&B device, since we’ve gone this long and it has never been a priority.
The Crafty+ carries the same dimensions and weight of the old unit, which means it fits into any pocket and bag with ease and takes up as little weight as possible.
Not only that, the super-durable PEEK plastic body is about as rugged as you can get for a portable herb vape. Taking it out to the ski slopes or out for wild excursions shouldn’t be a threat, I might keep it off water skiis though.
Also, the Dosing Capsule system is a terrific way to carry a handful of sessions with you on the go, foregoing the need to reload a chamber each time – just pop in a new capsule and vape away!
Without a doubt, the Crafty+ is one of the best portable dry herb vapes on the market, and if you’re someone who’s constantly out on the go, it’s definitely a solid option.
EASE OF USE
Storz & Bickel always has user experience in mind and the Crafty+ is definitely simple to use. One-button operation, easy to load, Dosing Capsule system, and super easy to draw from, the Crafty+ puts out top-notch performance each and every time.This means that sharing with friends and strangers isn’t a hassle at all since you’re not having to coach them on how to hit it.The wide-open draw of the Crafty+ also doesn’t have you feeling like you’re sucking on a frozen milkshake-like with the original Arizer Solo.
Cleaning is a bit more of an involved process with the Crafty+ as the cooling unit gets gummed up with reclaim. A cotton swab dipped in iso is good enough to make quick work of any build-up and grime on the bowl and a quick brush cleans the screen easily enough, but the entire cooling unit is best to be soaked in a glass of iso. Just ensure you remove all o-rings before doing this and don’t leave it in for too long!
The Crafty+ is entirely matte black which makes for a pretty solid stealthy option. The heat-up time will still take around a minute and the unit does put out quite a noticeable amount of smell, as with any dry herb vaporizer. Still, aside from some super stealth units like the Zeus Arc, the Crafty+ is what we feel to be the perfect balance between size, stealth, and raw power.
We’re a bit conflicted! The Crafty+ boasts tremendous power and performance; however, we really wish they made a few other improvements. A higher maximum temperature like the 722 vaporizer which is able to pump out the clouds for both dry herb as well as concentrates. The aforementioned 722 is also significantly cheaper than the Crafty Plus but offers comparable convection vapor. Even if the Crafty Plus could give us an OLED display or some form of complete temperature control as well as USB-C charging and we’d be over the moon! As it stands its a great update that brings the Crafty on par with the rest of the marketplace today.
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You should get the Crafty+ Vaporizer if...
You are looking for the Storz & Bickel experience in a slimmed down and portably package. The Crafty+ vaporizer refines one of the most popular units in the marketplace making it easier to use and more accessible. The update brings the Crafty+ in line with newer portables offering Bluetooth functionality and hybrid conduction convection chamber.
Powerful Hybrid Conduction / Convection Heating
The Crafty utilizes a combination of convection and conduction heating, leaning heavily in favor of convection for outstanding flavor and vapor quality. Convection heating works by heating your herbs with heated air, rather than direct contact with a heat source. The metal ring in the heating chamber as a source of conduction heat to help insulate the hot air as your draw.
The Crafty Plus features a Bluetooth app which you can use to control the Crafty Plus, turn the device on and off, as well as change the two base temperature settings. There is no need for a digital display when your phone is the next best thing. Warning to iPhone Users: Apple has removed vaping apps from the store and this app may not be available.
Dosing Capsule Compatible
The Crafty Plus vaporizer conveniently come with a dosing capsule. These capsules make it super simple to pre-load and carry with you, making swapping loads on your Crafty Plus simple and hassle-free.
The Crafty Plus vaporizer provides a mesh liquid pad for handling your favorite extracts. Simply pop the mesh liquid pad in your chamber and apply your favorite concentrate. For best result we recommend using the boost temperature.
Improved Battery Life
Battery life of the Crafty+ has been improved over the original Crafty, offering users just over an hours’ worth of battery life depending on your settings. The Crafty+ also features USB charging making charging a breeze when you are low on power.
2 Year Warranty
The Crafty Plus vaporizer comes packed with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. This does not cover normal degradation of the battery or general wear and tear. But 2 years is a great amount of time for your piece of mind. If something should happen to your Crafty Plus Vaporizer do not hesitate to contact our customer service team and they will be happy to help.
- 60 Second Heat up
- Bluetooth Functionality
- Holds up to .4 grams of cannabis
- Cannabis Extract Compatible
- USB Charging
- Free-flowing airflow
“The Crafty+ boasts tremendous power and performance; however, we really wish they made a few other improvements. As it stands it’s a great update that brings the Crafty on par with the rest of the marketplace today” - Crafty Plus Vaporizer Review
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