Mighty Vaporizer Review – STILL THE BEST

July 1, 2019. We are 7 months into 2019 and the Mighty vaporizer is STILL the best dry herb vape on the market. There are several vapes that can hit harder, extract faster, taste better – but each comes with their own annoyances and side-effects  The Mighty vaporizer is the one I reach for most often. It’s simple to use and the most enjoyable vaping experience. The Mighty is a portable vaporizer powerful enough to vape several bowls in a row and put your whole crew on the moon, but it’s gentle enough to share with your Mom. After a recent price drop, the Mighty is now available for $296 with freebies after coupon code PUFFEDUP!

Mighty Vape Review Video

The Mighty is a portable dry herb vape made by Storz and Bickel. It was released in October 2014, nearly 5 years ago, and is STILL one of the absolute best portable vaporizers on the market. Vape Critic and Vaporizer Wizard both rate the Mighty as the best portable vape as well.

The Mighty vaporizer includes:

Mighty Vaporizer accessories included

  •  an AC power adapter/charger
  • a liquid/concentrate pad
  • 3 extra screens
  • cleaning brush
  • two-piece plastic grinder
  • a filling funnel contraption
  • a set of spare o-rings

How to use the Mighty vaporizer

Simply twist the top of the Mighty 90° to open it and reveal the bowl. Load a pinch of your dry herb into the bowl or oven. The Mighty bowl holds as little as .05g and as much as .2g but works best with about .15g of medium ground cannabis. Replace the top cap by lining up the screen and the bowl and giving it a clockwise twist. Turn the vaporizer on by pressing the bright orange power button on the side, the Mighty will vibrate. Adjust your temp using the up/down arrows and the handy LCD screen. The Mighty will be ready to vape in about 50 seconds, it will vibrate again to let you know.

The Mighty vaporizer is so simple, yet so powerful and so perfect. It’s my friend, my cannabis companion.

How does the Mighty work?
The Mighty uses a combination of conduction and convection to vaporize your dry herbs without any smoke or combustion. The oven of the Mighty is aluminum lined and gently heats the herb. The intake air is also heated before it enters the oven, giving the Mighty vaporizer a very thorough and dense vapor that fills the lungs and leaves you satisfied.

The Mighty is a high powered vape packed with two internal lithium-ion batteries. The Mighty uses a patented heater technology that blends convection heating with a conduction bowl.  This hybrid heating is ideal for quick heat-up time and powerful vapor.

Adjust your vape temp and customize your high with the easy to use controls

The Mighty vaporizer will produce 8-15 good hits over a 3-6 minute session.

Why the Mighty is the BEST dry herb vape available

The Mighty is a portable powerhouse. It is dead simple to use and it will vape bowl after bowl after bowl without backing down. German engineering gave us their finest with this one. The cooling unit mouthpiece turns the vapor into a cool fluffy floof that tastes terpy and wonderful going in and feels satisfying and smooth on the exhale.

There’s no nonsense about it. Easy to use. Amazing vapor. Gets you crazy high off tiny amounts of weed. My best friend. You can have a friend too for $296 after code PUFFEDUP

The bowl of the Mighty is actually bowl-shaped – making it one of the easiest dry herb vapes to unload when you’re done vaping. It’s also the quickest to reload.

Mighty Build Quality
The body of the vaporizer is rugged plastic. It almost feels like a tactical flashlight or something. It’s solid and heavy, but it’s still plastic. With constant usage, certain areas of the vaporizer may become slightly more fragile than the rest – but reports of significant damage are still infrequent.

The mouthpiece and the vapor path is plastic, but the vapor doesn’t have any plastic taste or smell.

The two batteries will provide power for about 8-12 sessions, depending on how hot and hard you vape.

The Mighty vaporizer heats up in about a minute.

Upkeep, Cleaning & Maintenance
With daily use, a quick brushing of ABV from the chamber and screens IMMEDIATELY after each use is highly recommended. Get it wiped out while it’s still hot, otherwise, it becomes harder to clean.

Quick Cleaning Method: This tip was part of my Mighty Tips & Tricks video and it’s completely changed my life. With this method, you no longer need to do all the nasty soaking and scrubbing. Here’s how to clean your Mighty vaporizer the EASY way: After vaping a bowl, preferably at maximum temperature, open up the cooling unit and use a couple of q-tips to swab out the internals and the vapor path. While the cooling unit is still hot, all of the reclaim and nasty goo will wipe right off with a dry q-tip. Use an alcohol prep pad or a spray of ISO if you really want it clean – but it’s really not needed.

Deep Cleaning (Optional): If you’re not using the quick-cleaning method, about every week or two of daily use you’ll need to do a deeper cleaning. The cooling unit comes apart and is relatively easy to clean. There are a few different rubber ring seals to deal with, as well as the screens. When deep cleaning, you’ll be dealing with a minimum of 4 parts, 7 if you remove the o-rings to clean them. As always, iso alcohol will come in handy – along with Q tips, paper towels, and for this unit – bendable pipe cleaners and an ISO container large enough to give the cooling unit a quick.

Unloading and re-packing the Mighty is pretty quick, 30 seconds or less. Deep cleaning takes about 10 minutes, longer if you need to soak your screens. Chances are, you'll need to soak your screens :)
Unloading and re-packing the Mighty is pretty quick, 30 seconds or less.
Deep cleaning takes about 10 minutes, longer if you need to soak your screens. Chances are, you’ll need to soak your screens 🙂

What I like about the Mighty
– mostly convection, for maximum efficiency. .1g of cannabis can go a long way
– I can taste my dry herbs variety of terps and cannabinoids
– looks awesome, feels awesome
– plenty of battery life
– can be used WHILE charging
– digital temp display
– super easy temperature control
– herb chamber wide enough to load with fingers
– quick and easy reload/repack
– 2-year warranty

What I do NOT like about the Mighty
– plastic mouthpiece and vapor path
– batteries aren’t user replaceable
– the base of the unit isn’t flat, so it barely stands up on its own on a perfectly flat surface (but, it does come with a stand)
– the unit turns OFF after 2 minutes unless you press a button or draw hard enough to make the chamber temperature drop. This is only a problem if you take long breaks between pulls.
– no micro-USB. The wall powered fast charging is great, but it means I can’t charge it *anywhere*

The Mighty is a great dry herb vape with amazing vapor quality. It’s a bit on the BIG side, so it may not be a perfect pocket portable for everyone. But, I actually like the size. It’s great for passing around. I use mine mostly on the couch in the family room – where a desktop vaporizer wouldn’t be acceptable. I already carry a giant Note 4, the Mighty is fine in my pocket. The battery life is really really good. If the unit had a flat base and a glass mouthpiece, it would likely be the best vape ever. It’s priced at $400, but keep in mind it performs similarly to desktop vaporizers in the same price range.

Where to buy the Mighty
I recommend purchasing your Mighty vaporizer from a trusted and authorized retailer, like PuffItUp.com
They have the cheapest price, their customer service is fantastic, and they include a free 2.25″ 4-piece metal grinder. Tell Randy we sent you and you might even get a virtual high-five or something.

Mighty vs Crafty
I see other reviewers constantly giving the Crafty just as much love as the Mighty, but I just can’t agree. Sure the vapor from the Crafty is every bit as good as the Mighty, but the Crafty doesn’t have on-body temperature control. I like to temp step to maximize the efficiency of my dry herbs. With the Crafty vaporizer, you use your phone and a bluetooth connection to adjust your vape temps.

My biggest complaints with the Crafty, and the reason the Mighty is the only vape on this page worthy of your attention, the Crafty just can’t handle marathon sessions. The Mighty can vape bowl after bowl after bowl without issue. The Crafty will tap out in the 3rd bowl – either from overheating or a dead battery.

The underwhelming Crafty battery isn’t just an issue for marathon use either! On long bong rips, the Mighty will drop 7-10 degrees and recover before I can pass it. The Crafty will drop 15-20 degrees and needs a good 15 seconds between hits to recover temp.

The Mighty vaporizer is where it’s at.

11 thoughts on “Mighty Vaporizer Review – STILL THE BEST”

  1. Howdy, Troy–

    So, you talked me into it. I’d resisted the Mighty, mostly because of too much plastic, non-replaceable batteries, and just plain fugly aesthetics. But so many emphatic recommendations, especially yours, convinced me.

    I am impressed, for all the reasons you spell out. But I do have one complaint, and I’m wondering if you have any insights. That is, the auto shut-off is beyond annoying. Mine shuts down at random times, when it’s in active use, suggesting the draw sensor isn’t detecting use at times.

    I’m not just sipping at it. I bought it hoping for a similar experience to my Silver Surfer–that is, I like big clouds, so I take big pulls. Still, even after the warning vibrations start, I can’t keep if from shutting down just by drawing.

    I’ve tried timing it to see if the sensor just doesn’t work at all, but it seems to be intermittent. If I truly leave the unit alone while it’s one, it shuts off predictably at two minutes. In use, it might shut down after three or four minutes, or not at all.

    I see on Fuckcombustion that others have had similar experiences, but no one had any solutions other than pushing a button (I know, that’s not a big deal, but it is irritating, which runs contrary to the goals of a session). Do you have any suggestions?

    Happy Trails,

    • Hey Ron! Congrats on the Mighty, I hope you’re still satisfied despite the odd turn-off thing. For what its worth, my new Mighty is exactly like yours. I’ve given up on draw sensor and just hit the button now, but I’m wondering if the device senses rapid cooldown of the oven rather than actual draw.

      • Hey, Troy–
        Two weeks in, and I’m loving the Mighty. I’m totally over my initial frustration with the auto shut-off. Somewhere you suggested that the draw detection trigger is a five-degree drop below the set temp, and that seems to be spot-on. I have been able to prevent shut-downs with a hard pull (I must not have tried hard enough earlier) after the warning vibrations start. My draw style has adapted to the unit, and it almost never reaches shut-down mode in active use.

        Thanks for the recommendation,
        Happy Trails,

      • Troy, I have gone from bud to concentrate, mostly wax, for pain management and I luv getting high. If I start vapping with a mighty, using bud, Will it get me higher than smoking and will it stretch out my bud? Have pax 2 couldn’t get any vapor…help!!

  2. Something that has completely changed the “Mighty” game for me is having discovered the little “dosing capsules (little perforated aluminum “barrels” that hold your herb and drop into the chamber)” and their mazagine in which to store them.

    As somebody whose resistance is Rastafarian in nature, my biggest complaint on vaporizing is that I am forced to constantly be refilling chambers. Now with this at hand, all I have to do is dump out the used “capsule” and drop out another. Seamless.

    They’re also easy to clean and refill, and not at all expensive. The round magazine ($6.90) holds 8 capsules, and there is a aluminum keychain tube ($5.90) that holds 4. You can buy 40 empty capsules for $13.90. There are capsules, etc. for liquids, also, and they are more expensive.

    Some complain that they are flimsy, but I think that they’re fine. Fabulous game-changer!

  3. Hi Troy,

    I got scared after I bought the shitty Firefly 2, to me it is false advertising and a total waste of money. Anyway, I had to get another vape and seeing all these people giving the Firefly 2 a review of being the best vape out there at the time, I could not believe anything they said anymore. Your Mighty review made me buy the thing and it is just an awesome vaporizer! You earned my trust and now I mostly go to your brilliant page to get new information about these things. However, there’s a new vape on the market called Zeus Arc GT, some claim it has dethroned the Mighty, have you ever tried it? Keep up the good work Troy and have a nice day!

  4. To everyone complaining the lights is rounded and doesn’t stand. I just realized today, if you but the orange cleaning tool in backwards it stands. Do you think this is German engineering or a happy mistake?

  5. I watched two of your videos featuring the Mighty (top 6 and tips & tricks), and am shocked at the omission of the loading system. I realize that everybody has their own preferences, but as a reviewer I would expect you to cover all aspects of the product’s design/features. I find it amazing easy to get a perfect fill every time, and also carry the filler as a portable container for several bowls.

    Also, for single-person sessions, half bowls with the concentrate pad filling the unused space is a revelation! The mouthpiece screen stays super-clean, and the number of draws obtained is perfect for me.

  6. HI Troy,

    Nice review, keep up the good work!
    Old post this now could do with an update about the new version of the mighty?

    Anyhow i went and got one! nothing to compare it too as this is my first, can’t see me buying anything else until you review something better!

    Couch Locked!!


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