Recently, vaporizers have become a trendy lifestyle accessory like smartwatches—aimed at a chic, upscale clientele who apparently want everything they touch to bear a passing resemblance to an iPhone. But if you’re a self-described hippy who’s nostalgic for the days of flower (the dry kind) and a more ‘natural’ way to get your daily dose of herbs, Magic-Flight might be more to your liking.
This San Diego-based collective of artisans and designers are the proud makers of unique vaporizers that eschew space age gadgetry and high tech alloys in favour of solidity and simplicity. Smooth wood, sturdy metal, maybe a tiny bit of glass if you’re into that: these are the materials from which Magic-Flight vapes are made, with not a circuit board or plastic alloy to be found.
At the Herbalize Store, we think there’s a lot to like about Magic-Flight’s mentality. After all, we pride ourselves on being the most sustainable vape store on the internet—where else does your every vape purchase plant a tree?—and we have a genuine admiration for brands gutsy enough to follow their own vision instead of chasing each fleeting trend.
If you’re in the market for a vape that makes you feel connected to the earth, Magic-Flight is the brand for you, and the Herbalize Store is the place to get your hands on one. Why? Keep reading to find out.
Magic-Flight Vape FAQ
Magic-Flight vaporizers are obviously a little different than your typical vape—just one look will make that clear. Having said that, they’re also simple devices, so you can learn everything you need to know about them in just a few minutes. Let’s start by looking at some of the most common questions people ask us:
1. How do Magic-Flight vaporizers work?
Magic-Flight vaporizers are straightforward to operate: there’s a large bowl on the top of the device, which can be loaded with ground dry herb. Two replaceable batteries power the heat source, which warms the material without combusting it. The vapor produced by this process is then inhaled through the removable mouthpiece, which Magic-Flight refers to as a ‘draw straw.’
2. How long do Magic-Flight batteries last?
This will depend in large part on your personal usage (i.e. the batteries will drain faster for large, sustained hits as opposed to quick little ‘sips’). As a general rule, though, Magic-Flight says to plan on the battery lasting for one full bowl. The brand includes rechargeable batteries with every vaporizer, and these tend to last around 500 recharge cycles—at least a year, for most people.
3. Are Magic-Flight vaporizers worth it?
It’s a subjective question, obviously, but the reviews of Magic-Flight vaporizers from critics and users alike tend to be quite positive. They’re not the most modern or petite of vaporizers, but if those aren’t your key criteria in a vape, you’ll probably be quite satisfied.
4. Where can you buy Magic-Flight vaporizers?
Magic-Flight vapes aren’t quite as ubiquitous as those of brands like Storz & Bickel or Arizer. This is actually a good thing in some ways—since Magic-Flight vapes are artisanal creations, they tend to only be sold at reputable online vape shops like the Herbalize Store. We’re biased, of course, but we think you can’t go wrong when you order a Magic-Flight vaporizer from us: not only will we plant a tree in your name, you’ll also get free UK shipping and a 14 day free return policy.
5. What’s the best Magic-Flight vaporizer?
This is a bit of a trick question, because there’s only one Magic-Flight vaporizer. Keep reading to learn more about it, it’s a definite work of art.
What Makes Magic-Flight Stand Out?
Magic-Flight vaporizers are some of the most instantly recognisable devices on the market. Today, most vaporizers are similar to smartphones—they tend to look the same, work the same, and have many of the same features. Magic-Flight vapes, on the other hand, are like a brightly coloured parrot in a crowd of pigeons. Here’s what makes these portable vaporizers so unique (and beloved by fans):
1. Wood Body Design
Magic-Flight have skipped the space age plastics and advanced composite materials in favour of an old familiar standby: wood. Each Magic-Flight vaporizer is carved from a block of solid wood, giving it a sturdy and impact-resistant frame that somehow looks better over as it ages. The wood is available in a variety of rich finishes, and the brand even occasionally releases custom designs (the crop circle-inspired ones) are particularly appealing, if you ask us).
2. Environmentally Friendly
Magic-Flight bills its Launch Box as ‘the first organic vaporizer.’ Whilst that might not be technically true—the vaporizer does use stainless steel for its heating system, and there are a couple of replaceable batteries involved, neither of which are particularly organic—it’s no exaggeration to say that Magic-Flight are uncommonly conscientious when it comes to eco-friendly design. Each vaporizer is made without the use of plastics or heavy metals, and since Magic-Flight vapes are intended for use only with dry herb, there’s no risk of exposing yourself (or those around you) to potentially harmful additives known to be present in some poorly-made cartridges.
3. Lifetime Warranty
Magic-Flight offer a lifetime warranty on the materials and workmanship of all their vaporizers. This is a definite anomaly in the vape world, where most brands tend to offer a year or two at most. If somehow a Launch Box manages to make it into your hands with factory defects, the brand will replace the vape at no charge. It’s one of the reasons that Magic-Flight is renowned for its customer service in an industry where it’s all too common for brands to pop up, sell a bunch of substandard products to unwary customers, and disappear into the night.
What’s New in Magic-Flight’s Collection?
Unlike most vape brands, Magic-Flight are specialists—they only offer a single vaporizer, though it comes in a dizzying array of designs and colours. Whilst that means you don’t have quite the selection of other brands, it does ensure that Magic-Flight products (or product, to be specific) gets the full attention of everyone involved at the company. Here’s a quick background on their latest creation:
The Magic-Flight Launch Box looks like a hippie’s dream—a solid wood box with a detachable ‘straw’ and a huge, easy-to-access bowl that can be loaded by sliding open the ‘door’ on the front of the device. There are no electronic controls or complex circuits on the inside, just a stainless steel heating chamber that allows the Launch Box to heat up in as little as 5 seconds. Available in a range of handsome wood finishes, the Launch Box is pocket-friendly and silent, both of which are nice perks for those who like to vape in public. Just be ready to field questions from your friends when you whip it out at a party.
Final Thoughts on Magic-Flight Vaporizers
Magic-Flight is a relatively niche brand in the vape world, but it fills that niche exceptionally well. If you’re the kind of person who loves flower and has a certain distrust of vaporizers that come with their own smartphone apps and NASA-grade electrical circuitry, the Launch Box is tailor-made to meet your needs. What you give up in terms of ‘customisability’—especially the ability to select your preferred temperature or switch between flower and concentrates—you get back in terms of simplicity and user-friendliness.
A Magic-Flight vaporizer is going to last a long time, as evidenced by the lifetime warranty, and there’s a certain hard-to-describe pleasure that comes with handling a well-made wood object every day for years on end. The enormous bowl doesn’t hurt, either. In short—a Magic-Flight vaporizer might not be for everyone, but if it is for you, then it’s really for you.