Firefly Vaporizer Review
The Firefly is the most solid vape we have seen to date and is great at what it does, and that is to vape dry herbs. It is a one pony show, but it’s a hell of a show!
If you use dry herbs as your primary, this vape could be yours to love…forever!
Introduction to The Firefly
It has a lot of great features such as a 45 minute full charge, a removable battery, a durable and heavy design, as well as a glass heating chamber which seems to allow a better tasting “hit”.
The Firefly is one of the top dry herb vapes of 2014.
The Firefly is Easy To Use
Feels great in the palm of your hand even though it does weigh about 3 times as much as the Pax. But don’t let that deter you from this piece because its weight is just proof that it was constructed very well.
To use the Firefly, you simply load the chamber by first pulling off the magnetic cover and put the cover back on. Once you turn it on, press and hold the side button to heat up, and then take your draw. The directions actually show you how to use this piece and how simple it is but I have found that you actually get a better “hit” if you heat up the chamber prior to taking your draw. So it will take a little bit of experimenting on your end.
One really good quality about this vape is that it only takes 45 seconds to completely heat up and a little herb goes a long way. It is actually recommended that you do not fill the chamber with more than 0.2 grams.
We aren’t too very thrilled with the fact that if you heat up the chamber prior to taking a draw you can only get about two chamber fulls on a charge, but at least it charges fast. We will cover more on the battery, charge times and so forth later.
The Experience of the Firefly is...
One thing about the Firefly that has impressed me more than the Pax is that it seems to have a lot less resistance while vaping, which I really like. It does produce a very nice vapor quality as long as you experiment and find your sweet spot.
If you use it as instructed in the manual, you may be disappointed, so I will attempt to help you overcome the learning curve since some have issues with it when they first start using it.
Remember, let it heat up, then take short sips and the Firefly will send you flying.
Like I said earlier, it does seem kind of heavy for a portable but at least we know it was made well and will last a long time.
Don’t drop it on your foot, you’ll be sorry…it’s that heavy and solid.
The Firefly comes with a pretty stout 5 year warranty which is great when you stop and think about it. It works extremely well and comes with a lot of features that most dry herb vaporizers lack.
The magnetic closure and ability to clean in such an easy manner is almost mind numbing when compared to lesser vaporizers on the market today. Don’t forget about the fine, but retro styling that is easy on the eyes while maintaining an almost spacecraft feel to it.
The simplicity is a very attractive feature of this vape. There are not a lot of moving parts…or parts in general that have to be taken apart to clean or operate. No glass stems to lose or break, the battery is easy to replace or alternate out.
I bought two batteries, giving the ability to rotate them out for continued use, plus it’s always good to have a backup battery. We all know how aggravating it is to have a battery that just does not work any longer or goes dead in the middle of a session.
I believe it’s just prudent for any e cig or vaporizer. This is why most e cig companies give you two batteries, vape designers should learn something from the e cig suppliers.
You’re already spending a hunk of change on this powerful vape, what’s another 30 bucks for a second battery? Don’t worry, it’s a great investment if you want a quality vape that will last…here’s why.
It excels in strong, heavy durability and works on convection that is fully capable of bending your mind, so feel free be naughty if you feel the urge with this vape.
It’s a purchase you can feel comfortable with for many years to come.
The Firefly comes with:
- The Firefly Vaporizer
- High Power Rechargable Lithium-Ion Battery
- Cleaning Kit
- AC Adapter
- A Soft Case
- User Manual
- Free Goodie
The Firefly vaporizer comes with a 5 year limited warranty. Pretty good for a vaporizer, since some models come with warranties that are a lot shorter, if they have a warranty at all. I don’t expect you’ll have to make use of it, though, simply because the Firefly is made so well.
Can Firefly Be Used With Concentrates or Tobacco?
No, The Firefly Vape is not designed to use oils, waxes, or concentrates of any kind. As stated earlier, it’s a one pony show, but it’s a bad-ass one. This incredible vape works with dry herbs only and it is one of the few masters of dry herb usage, including tobacco, in a portable vaporizer.
Does The Firefly Vaporizer Smell?
Yes, vapor has a smell and this is true for all vaporizers. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either not being forthcoming or they really can’t smell it because they are using it so often. It even carries the smell of the dry herbs or tobacco after use. The only way to get rid of the smell it eventually carries while not being used is to clean it properly.
Firefly Batteries, Batter Life, & Charging
This vape uses convection and uses a lot of power to vape dry herbs. The battery is quickly depleted compared to most other vaporizers on the market.
The one we have used last for about 4 to 6 sessions and the battery lasted for about 3 1/2 months before needing replacement with 2 to 3 uses per day.
The battery requires about 45 minutes to charge fully and lasts roughly 50 hits. If you do happen to get caught with a dead battery, you can pop it on the charger for 10 to 15 minutes and you can use it for a session.
Firefly Batteries, Batter Life, & Charging
The Firefly Case
It comes in a handsome hard case, but not one you can pop in your pocket for on the road use and protection. I actually keep mine in an old Crown Royal satchel bag that I have had for years to protect it from scratches. Any small bag of soft cloth will do just fine.
Red, Dark Grey & Silver are the 3 different colors available. the great news is that you can mix and match with top covers and bottom covers so your Firefly is custom as you see fit.
Firefly vs Pax
They both specialize in dry herb vaporization, but these vapes are completely different in many ways.
I personally prefer the Firefly because it’s built better, has a cleaner tasting vapor, is more efficient, easier to clean, but there are areas it lacks in.
The Pax is lighter…twice as light in all reality. The pax is smaller, easier to conceal and operate on the go. so if you spend a lot of time out, the pax may be a better choice for you. If you more of a stay at home person or likes to work in your backyard while taking an occasional vape, the Firefly may be your best choice.
If I could personally have only one or the other, and assuming that dry herb was all that was available, it would be the firefly in this case…but that’s just a personal preference.
Both are worth the money, I just doubt many would want to lug the very heavy Firefly around in your pocket all day.
Firefly vs Arizer Solo
If I could only have 1 of these, it would be a very rough decision indeed. The sheer power of the Solo is a force to be reckonded with, but in my opinion, it rates a 2 on my portability scale. the tube/straw makes it about 16 inches long, and that doesn’t fit well in a pocket or purse, making you take it apart before stashing it where you carry your vape.
The Solo produces great vapor, but is a vape that needs a lot of time invested in cleaning. this is another strike if you are an “on the go” type of person, but for home use, it’s simply awesome.
The Firefly is very portable compared to the Solo, making it the absolute winner if you are someone who spends a lot of time away from your home/apartment or where you choose to call home.
They are both great machines.
Firefly vs DaVinci Ascent
I really hate comparing these two awesome vapes because they are so different. Both are portable, and that’s about all of the similarities they share.
The Ascent is very portable, will fit nicely in your pocket, purse or coat pocket without sticking out to the average person, making pretty easy to conceal where the Firefly is a little heavier and slightly harder to conceal, mostly because of the added weight. If you use a purse or backpack, it’s no issue at all.
The Ascent also has the ability to vape dry herb, oils, waxes and other concentrates, the Firefly does not.
So let me put it like this, if you use mostly dry, choose Firefly, if you have access to and prefer concentrates, oils and waxes, then the Ascent is yo9ur perfect solution. There is a reason we have the Davinci Ascent at no 1 on our homepage. It does everything well, with cleaning being the only real issues with it. it just takes a bit more time to clean than most.
I guess the best advice for anyone looking at vapes is to consider your lifestyle and how you will use it.
Firefly vs MFLB
Ahhh, the Magic Flight Launch Box. It will always have a warm place in my heart because we go a long way back. It was my first vaporizer, but it worked, and worked well, saving me untol amounts on the cost of the herb.
I really don’t believe there is a better deal on any vaporizers that matches the value on the market today. it’s not glamorus, it’s not sexy, but it plain out performs, saves herb and will take you on a magic flight…and their warranty is crazy! Since when does any company give you, the consumer, the advantage on a warranty?
It’s light weight and easy to conceal, but you have to carry the straw, the battery(s?) and the flight box. parts’ parts, parts! Simple, yet cumbersome compared to the Firefly.
The taste is another major issue. You sometimes “combust” with the MFLB if you are not careful, and the screen is somewhat harder to clean when compared to the Firefly.
Batteries are cheaper on the MFLB, giving you some breaks on maintenence cost, while Firefly loses grouind on the total weight of the unit.
MFLB works instantly and the Firefly takes about 30 seconds to warm up.
MFLB cost half of the Firefly. If you don’t have cash flowing from your secret money tree, the MFLB is the smarter deal as far as total value goes.
Firefly vs Pinnacle Pro
The Pinnacle is one hot vaporizer, no, i mean it, it has a temp range of 370-470 degrees. Ouch, that’s at the point of combustion and that is exactly what you get if you don’t keep it at the first setting.
This means you never have to worry about it lacking the power you need, when you need it. It’s an awesome vaporizer, is stealth friendly and has all kinds of wonderful addons that make it almost like a “God” of smokers. They are absolutely worth looking into if you’re in the market for a badass vaporizer. Btw, it vapes almost anything.