Mighty+ Plus Vaporizer Review
- 1 Mighty+ Review – Dry Herb Vaporizer Review
- 2 Storz and Bickel Vaporizer History
- 3 What are the differences between the Mighty and Mighty+?
- 4 What comes in the Mighty+ Kit and Warranty?
- 5 Mighty+ new PEEK plastic design
- 6 Mighty+ Hybrid Heating
- 7 How long does the Mighty+ battery last?
- 8 How to use the Mighty+ Vaporizer?
- 9 Mighty+ Precise Temperature Control
- 10 How is the Mighty+ Vapor Quality?
- 11 Best Mighty+ Tips and Tricks
- 12 How to clean the Mighty+?
- 13 What are some Mighty+ vape critiques?
- 14 Is the Mighty+ vape worth it?
Mighty+ Review – Dry Herb Vaporizer Review
The much anticipated Mighty Plus has finally been released to the public on September 23rd, and with that comes our review of this great dry herb vaporizer! Storz and Bickel began their journey into vaporizers with the release of the Volcano classic in the year 2000, and In 2014 they changed the game once again with the release of the original Mighty. These two devices would go on to set the quality standard for years to come. With the recent Mighty+ release, will it hold its own as one of the best portable dry herb vapes in the market? Is the upgrade from the original worth it?
In this review, we will be going the vape’s key features, comparing it to the original, as well as giving you our best tips and tricks.
Storz and Bickel Vaporizer History
As a top-five brand in the industry for over twenty years, S+B have set themselves apart since day one since their original Volcano Vaporizer. This Mighty+ is closely related to the sister vape, the Crafty+. With similar upgrades on that ‘Plus’ upgrade, there are a lot of positives about the Mighty+.
The Mighty+ (plus) has been upgraded with a ceramic-lined filling chamber, USB-C charging, improved heating time, and another super-boost option. These upgrades build upon the original’s strengths of a durable sleek black shell, easy-to-read LED screen and temperature controls, and overall ease of use.
What are the differences between the Mighty and Mighty+?
The convenient upgrade to a USB-C charging port from the old and difficult DC plug was a very welcome addition. The dual lithium-ion batteries have been modernized to now feature a sixty-second warm-up time, compared to ninety on the original. Although the charge time is three hours on the Mighty plus, there is the option to bring that down to one hour with a supercharger (fast charger) accessory. The Mighty+ now also has a ceramic-lined bowl compared to the original’s pure aluminum. This will help it stay cleaner, and reduce scratching. Lastly, the kickstand has been upgraded with larger feet to be more stable on flat surfaces. This definitely has its flaws though, as we’ll discuss later in the review.
Mighty+ (left) vs Original Mighty (right)
What comes in the Mighty+ Kit and Warranty?
- The Mighty+ unit
- Charging cable
- 3 spare sets of screens and seal rings
- Dosing capsule
- Cleaning brush
- Instruction manual
Storz & Bickel will provide up to two years of manufacturer’s warranty against defects or up to three years upon registration.
Mighty+ new PEEK plastic design
The Mighty Plus now uses a medical-grade plastic design with angled ribs for better grip while carrying. Also, there is now a bigger gap for your fingers to rest whilst holding it. This means your hands will have more distance between them and the oven and will remain cooler. As a plus, the new exterior is far more scratch-resistant compared to the Mighty’s.
Mighty+ Hybrid Heating
One of the biggest upgrades is to the dual heating system which will provide incredibly consistent hits to whatever product you may choose to use. Storz and Bickel have nailed their hybrid heating system to provide better heat delivery and better battery efficiency. Breaking down the hybrid system, the Mighty+ now uses a conduction heating system for the ceramic bowl piece, and a convection heating lower in the vape to really crank up the THC extraction you’ll be getting. The convection heating system will only activate vaporization during a hit, resulting in smooth clouds every single time. As a downside, the two minute auto-off timer can be a bit annoying.
How long does the Mighty+ battery last?
The Mighty+ comes with a dual lithium-ion battery pack that makes up the two columns on each side of the device. With the USB-C charging port upgrade, it means that you’ll be able to charge the vape on the go with a battery bank, and won’t have to worry about running out of juice. If you were to upgrade to a supercharger accessory, you can also bring the charge time down to less than an hour. Users can expect to get over ninety minutes of life per charge, and this number held up in our own testing at 380° Fahrenheit with full bowls.
As a bonus, the Mighty plus dry herb vaporizer is the first of its kind to be granted a UL battery certification. This is an added measure of the vape’s electrical system quality and safety!
Mighty Plus with SB short bubbler and 14mm whip bubbler
How to use the Mighty+ Vaporizer?
The original Mighty was originally made for medicinal users that may be lacking motor skills and this is why it is one of the easiest vaporizers to use – The Mighty+ has only built upon this ease of use.
Beginners will be able to master the Mighty+ as its simple user interface is super easy to use and understand. On the cooling unit, twist it off counter clockwise and then load the 0.3g chambers with your medium-fine ground dry herb, and then close the unit and then press the power button. The Mighty+ will automatically begin heating to your set temperature with the up and down arrows. After a minute of heating, the unit will vibrate and be ready to hit through the straw style mouthpiece.
With the included dosing capsule, you’ll be able to keep your bowl much cleaner and preload multiple dosing capsules for added portability. Most heavy users will end up picking a 40 dosing capsule pack.
With the addition of the double super-boost feature, it means that users will be able to click the power button twice or three times to raise the temperature by 27° F (15°C) or 54° F (30° C) for 90 seconds. This is a nice touch that lets you close out your session with some extra vapor.
Mighty+ Precise Temperature Control
Just like the older model, the temperature buttons are easy to understand and use. The user has free control over the temperature range, which can be set from 104°F to 410°F (40°C to 210°C) and the LED digital display is easy to read and understand and will tell you the current temperature and battery levels in bright orange text to match the control buttons. This is one of the reasons why the Mighty+ applies to all levels of smokers. Experienced vapers will enjoy the Superboost and control, and beginners will appreciate the ease of use.
How is the Mighty+ Vapor Quality?
Compared to the original Mighty model, the heating system’s size has been reduced to allow for better airflow through the device. This in turn is the reason why the heat up time has been reduced to sixty seconds from the previous ninety. However, Storz and Bickel have improved upon this patent without reducing and quality to the vapor and cloud production. The conduction and convection heating flow system only activates upon hits and because of this, the hits will always be consistent. Unlike other cheaper devices on the market, this means the vapor quality will always be the same potency and flavor. With the introduction of a stainless-steel liquid pad for concentrates or oil, it will work just as flawlessly after a few warm-up hits as it would on dry herb products.
A side effect of the dual heating system’s size reduction is that it allows for better breathing room in the chamber and oven. The Mighty+ has slightly larger holes in the bottom of the oven, this means that when it comes to taking a hit, the pull is effortless and enjoyable. With the addition of the ceramic coating, users will no longer have to worry about a possible metallic aftertaste.
Best Mighty+ Tips and Tricks
Similar to the older model, the Mighty Plus works best on a finely ground herb. We’ve found that the temperature works wonders at 380°F / 188°C for a good mixture of taste and cloud production without being too harsh on the throat. When closing out sessions, we enjoyed the double-super-boost function to fully clear the chamber without the need for stirring. For an even smoother hit, we’ve found the addition of a Mighty Long Bubbler to be awesome. The extra filtration hydrates the vapor and makes the hit as easy as breathing air. Five or six heavy big hits in a session with this, and you will be on cloud nine, trust us.
With a Mighty+ 14mm Water Pipe Adapter, you’ll be able to get a lot more cooling in combination with a bong. Our favorite combination is to use it with our 14mm globe bubbler for a lot of added cooling and session creativity!
How to clean the Mighty+?
The Mighty+ is overall extremely easy to clean. The upgrade to a ceramic chamber means that it is much easier to maintain, and much less likely to stain. Cleaning the bowl and screen after each use will be a great habit to ensure quality. Although cleaning once a week is recommended, we’ve found the other parts of the Mighty+ will only need cleaning if a noticeable change in quality occurs to the airflow or vapor quality due to its great design. Be sure to pick up some cleaning sticks and cleaning wipes to aid your maintenance efforts.
What are some Mighty+ vape critiques?
Regarding the new grooved plastic design, we found some faults in terms of cleanliness. The groove style edges are now prone to building up of dust. If you’ll want to keep it looking nice, you’ll have to Q-tip the grooves once a month.
Although the kickstand stir-stick has been upgraded with two new feet, it is still not the most sturdy. With this tripod setup, it is still prone falling backward. The old mighty stand can be equipped, but it partially blocks the charging port.
Mighty+ stand (left) vs O.G. Mighty stand (right)
Compared to the standard two-to-three-hour charge time from the regular USB-C, we feel that a 50 minute fast charger should have been included in the kit. For the price, why exclude it?
With the mouthpiece, we feel that it’s an overcomplicated design. Even for veterans, the whopping seven parts will take time to properly disassemble and then put back together for cleaning. With the Utillian 722, there is only a screened O-Ring and easily detachable straw which highlights just how flawed the Storz & Bickel vape mouthpiece is in comparison.
Additionally, the Mighty’s gap between the chamber and mouthpiece will collect hard to reach dry herb flakes which is a pure nightmare to reach for cleaning. The seven parts are also quite fragile, which leads to high maintenance costs over time!
Another common complaint in the community is that the AVB (Already Vaped Bud) is quite light in color, even though there is no more vapor being produced. Personally, we have even put some of this light brown bud into the Zeus Arc GTS vaporizer and had a full other session with it! For this reason, we can say that while the initial extraction is awesome, it doesn’t compare to the 3rd generation vape from Zeus Arsenal.
Is the Mighty+ vape worth it?
The Mighty+ dry herb vaporizer is a great choice for the high-frequency user that like consistently excellent vapor quality. Storz and Bickel have improved upon the Mighty’s strengths in the portable vaporizer category and addressed its weaknesses too. If you are looking for an upgrade that will last years, the Mighty+ is a great choice despite its flaws. The USB-C charging port, sixty-second heat-up time, and ceramic coating upgrade are all great and overall the vape offers the best-in-class THC extraction.
If you have any additional comments or concerns, leave us some feedback in the comments!