Since it’s release, Storz & Bickel Mighty vaporizer has been making serious waves across the community for its amazing performance in a portable package. But how does it do it? Read on for your ultimate guide to Storz & Bickel’s massively popular Mighty vaporizer, and why we love it so much.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why the Mighty is called the Mighty - this is a considerably hefty device, so perhaps not the best choice for someone who values discretion.
That being said, the Mighty vaporizer is a mighty size for a reason. Storz & Bickel have somehow managed to condense all the amazing technology of the infamous Volcano vaporizer into a portable - which is no mean feat. Measuring in at about 14 cm x 11 cm x 3 cm and weighing approximately 225 grams, the Mighty is still easily portable in any bag, and could slip pretty comfortably into a coat or jacket pocket. This device is roughly as tall as an iPhone X, so if you can fit one of those in your most used pockets then the Mighty should fit just fine.
While the Mighty isn’t exactly the most compact device, it’s incredibly durable which makes it the perfect vape for travelling with or taking on a hike. The mouthpiece is easily tucked in to prevent breakage, while the sturdy outer shell will protect your device from any falls. The industrial design also means you could probably pass your Mighty off as a portable charging bank when taking it out and about.
Battery Life and Charging
One of the reasons the Mighty is so large is because it houses two heavy-duty rechargeable lithium ion batteries. In comparison, the Crafty vaporizer is powered by just one lithium ion battery - which is why it is substantially smaller than its big brother.
With this battery power, you should get about 90 minutes of vaping use on average, which is definitely on the higher end of endurance for a portable vaporizer of this size. One excellent feature of the Mighty is that it contains smart touch technology which can actually detect when you’re using it, by monitoring changes in temperature inside the herb chamber. After one minute of inactivity, your Mighty will automatically turn itself off to conserve battery life - which definitely makes it one of the more energy efficient portable devices available on the market.
One slight drawback of the Mighty is that it takes about two hours to fully recharge, which although is not a considerably long amount of time it is longer than other portable devices on the market. But, Storz & Bickel have made up for this by enabling the Mighty with full pass through charging. This means you can actually use your Mighty while its plugged in to charge, because the energy used by the heater is less than the amount of energy being supplied by your charger. Most portable vaporizers with pass through charging make you wait for your device to reach a certain amount of charge, but even if your Mighty battery is totally dead, as long as its plugged in you’ll be able to use it.
Hybrid Heating - the Best of Both Worlds
One of our favourite features of the Storz & Bickel Mighty vaporizer is that it uses smart hybrid heating technology to heat your material thoroughly and efficiently. Hybrid heating is basically a combination of the two most common forms of heating technology used in vaporizers - convection and conduction.
With convection ovens, hot air is pushed through the herb chamber to create vapor, which results in nice even cooking throughout your material without any burning or hot spots. Unfortunately, convection ovens contain more complex heating elements than conduction ovens, so usually have a longer heat up time - but that’s where conduction heating comes in. With conduction heating, the herb chamber also acts as the oven by applying direct heat to your material to create vapor. While conduction heating on its own can lead to uneven cooking and combustion, when combined with convection energy you get the best of both worlds - a quick heat up time for your first few draws, and even vaping throughout your session so no material is wasted.
This combination of convection and conduction energy gives you thick, flavorful vapor from the very first hit that remains consistent throughout. The presence of convection heating also means you won’t experience the same harshness and burnt taste you can get towards the end of your session with a solely conduction oven.
Versatile and User-Friendly
While the Mighty like look like an intimidating piece of equipment, in reality it couldn’t be more user-friendly to use. The LED screen is modelled after the one on the digital Volcano, which clearly allows you tailor your heat settings to your own specific tastes in single degree increments. You can even alter the heat settings to display in either Centigrade or Fahrenheit depending on your preference, with a great range of 104°F - 410°F (40 - 210°C).
With the free-flowing vapor path, this device is about as close as you can possibly get to having the premium quality vapor of the Volcano right in the palm of your hand. The Mighty’s unique vapor cooling unit reroutes your vapor through an extended vapor path, which gives it more time to cool down before it reaches your mouth. Unlike many other portable vapes, where is very little draw resistance as the unit itself is powerful enough to draw from without losing that much heat, or the risk of charring your material.
The Mighty performs just as well with oils and concentrates as it does with dry product, and can be used with oils and concentrates by inserting the liquid tabs into the herb chamber.
The only prominent drawback of the Mighty, is that it also comes with a mighty-ish price tag. While it may seem like a lot of money to cough up in comparison to some of the cheaper vapes on the market, Storz & Bickel are renowned for the amazing quality and life span of their devices - so if you’re purchasing any S & B vape, it really is an investment piece that will give back as much as you’ve put into it.