Crafty+ vs Furna Vaporizer Comparison
Storz & Bickel makes both the Crafty and Mighty vaporizers. The Crafty+ vaporizer is one of their smaller dry herb vapes but it still offers big, dense vapor. Let’s take a look at how it stacks up to the Furna and examine the differences between these two portable dry herb vaporizers.
Build Quality and Battery Life
Device materials and vapor quality
The Crafty+ is made from food-grade, heat-resistant plastic that has passed safety reviews. Some users find that it tastes like plastic when you first start using it, and not what a dry herb vaporizer tastes like.
To avoid the awful taste, fill the bowl with a small amount of herbs, then set the vaporizer to the highest temperature and leave it on for 20 minutes. After it heats, take a few draws and then blow it out immediately – do not inhale the vapor. After that, your next vaping session should taste fine.
The Furna vape is made from ceramic and stainless steel to create a device that’s both durable and light. It’s less bulky than the Crafty+ and is a more portable vaporizer that fits comfortably in your hand and pocket.
Furna’s individual, swappable ovens have an isolated air path and cooling coil that ensure vapor doesn’t come into contact with any electronics or other materials in the device. Each draw tastes clean, allowing you to enjoy the natural flavor of your dry herb.
Comparison of charging time and battery life
When it comes to battery life, you’ll spend more time charging the Crafty+ than using it. The unit lasts about 60 minutes or 4-6 sessions, and requires a charge time of about two hours. The battery will degrade with time and use, and will need to be replaced by Storz and Bickel for about $75.
To help conserve battery life, the vaporizer will automatically shut off after one minute of inactivity. You just need to press the power button to turn it on again, but this can quickly become annoying.
With Furna, you can enjoy 15-20 sessions per charge. If you need to take a break, the vaporizer will go into idle mode to conserve battery power. Just pick it up and it will power up again to the desired temperature in seconds, buzzing when it’s ready. Charging the vape takes half the time of the Crafty+, with the Furna reaching full charge in about an hour.
Storz and Bickel Crafty vs. Furna: Ease of Use
Difference in ovens
The Crafty+ comes with a dosing capsule that holds about 0.1 grams of dry herb. You can pack this capsule ahead of time and drop it into the bowl when you’re ready. It’s durable and helps keep the bowl clean but it’s small, so you might find it tricky to handle.
It can be especially difficult to pry the top off; you’ll have to use your fingernail or another sharp object when you’re cleaning it out. Alternatively, you can pack the herbs directly into the oven which holds 0.3 grams. If you don’t want to pack a full bowl, you’ll need to use the drip pad to fill in the extra space.
When packing herbs directly into the oven of the Crafty+, you’ll likely get some stuck in the small crevices of the plastic. To help keep things neat and speed up packing time, you can purchase a side kit that comes with a filling aid. Screw the filling aid onto the top of the vape, remove the lid and the plug, then funnel the herbs into the bowl. Yes, these devices are as clunky as they sound, and aren't very portable.
Keep in mind that you should always grind your herb before loading it into a vape, and fill it to the right density. Learn how tightly to pack your dry herb vaporizer.
Larger capacity, differences in portability
Furna has both dry herbs and concentrate ovens, both of them easily swappable. They’re insulated so they never get too hot for users to touch (unlike the Crafty+ dosing capsules), making it easy to swap ovens as soon as a session is done. No cooling wait times required.
The ovens are larger than the Crafty+ dosing capsules, holding 0.2 grams, and use a push-and-twist top to secure the herbs for added safety. They’re also much easier to handle than the tiny dosage capsules.
The Furna vaporizer is discreet and fits in the palm of your hand. The small mouthpiece is attached to the oven which protects it from lint and dust in your pocket. When you’re finished with a session, just pop the oven out, flip it around, and slide it back into the vape. It’s that simple. And the funnel accessory that comes with the Furna always makes packing quick with less mess.
Temperature settings and heat up time
Both vaporizers use conduction heating, with the Crafty using hybrid heating that adds an element of convection. The Crafty+ is slower to heat up, taking over a minute to reach the preset temperature. And with a mouthpiece that sticks up, vaping isn’t discreet. So if you’re looking to duck out for a few quick and inconspicuous pulls, the Crafty+ comes up short.
If you’re not worried about being discreet, the Crafty+ offers some big vapor but it also means that there will be more smell. Out of the box, the vaporizer temperature is set to 356ᵒF which will produce some big hits. If you have a high tolerance, you’ll enjoy this.
But if you'd like to adjust temperature settings, you'll need to use the Crafty+ app to control the device. The app allows you to change the temperature by 1-degree increments and you can program up to three preset temperatures.
Vapor quality, portability, and controls
A huge difference with Furna is that you can adjust temperatures and other controls on the fly using the smart, digital display. If you enjoy billowy vapor, just turn it up (the temperature range goes as high as 419ᵒF) and in seconds you’re getting big hits. If you want to better taste the flavor of the herbs and have a less intense vaping experience, turn the temperature down.
The digital screen on the Furna has multiple controls that adjust to your preferences. In addition to temperature control, you can customize the ovens with digital symbols that make it easy to tell them apart. The screen also features battery levels, can be set to different languages, offers various brightness levels to suit the time of day, and flips around automatically for right or left-handed users.
Cleaning and Maintenance Comparison
There are a lot of little pieces that need to be disassembled to clean the Storz & Bickel Crafty+. To minimize the need for deep cleans, regularly brush out the bowl and the screen at the bottom of the bowl, then use a Q-tip with isopropyl alcohol to remove any resin. This will help keep the vapor quality tasting fresh. Just make sure that you don’t turn the vape upside down when you’re cleaning the oven – isopropyl alcohol shouldn’t drip into the heating element.
If you need a deep clean, read the instruction manual first to ensure that you’re taking it apart and reassembling all the pieces correctly. Chapter 7 is dedicated to maintenance, complete with diagrams and warnings. Pay attention to the details so that your Crafty+ is working properly once you put it back together.
In contrast, keeping your Furna vaporizer clean is quick and easy. Just use the multi-tool to separate the screen, cooling coil, mouthpiece nib, and mouthpiece, and drop them all into isopropyl alcohol. Then use the brush to clean the inside of the oven. That’s all you need to do to clean the unit.
Portable Vapes: Storz & Bickel Crafty+ vs Furna
The Furna is built with every type of user in mind and comes out ahead of the Storz and Bickel Crafty+ vaporizer in both quality and usability. The Crafty+ packs a punch when it comes to big vapor, but the trade-offs are a long heat up time, short battery life, and reliance on an app to control the device. Furna offers the same quality hits with loads of customizable features, no wait times, and power and battery life that lets you rack up the sessions. Check it out for yourself.
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