Magic Flight Launch Box (MFLB) vs Firewood 2.1

Magic Flight Launch Box (MFLB) vs Firewood 2.1

As far as entry level portable vaporizers go, the Magic Flight Launch Box (also known as the MFLB) and the Firewood 2.1 are hard to beat. With both coming in at around $100 online, they are a fairly cheap investment to get your feet wet with vaping.

While these two vapes function fairly similarly, there are a few major differences that places one above the other in each category. In this review, we will break down each major category and highlight where each unit stands up against the other.

If you don’t feel like reading all of this, the MFLB is probably the better vaporizer overall only because it’s much more stealth (something very important in a portable vaporizer). However, they are extremely close. In reality, you will be very happy with either unit, so go ahead and read the full article to see which one may be best for you.

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Firewood 2.1

Firewood 2.1

 

MFLB

MFLB

Ease of Use

Ease of use refers to how easy it is to use the vaporizer. With some, it is as easy as loading and turning the unit on. With others (like the Firewood 2.1 and the MFLB) it can be a bit trickier. Vapes like these two require you to engage the heating element yourself, and regulate that temperature with your draw speed. This leads to the possibility to combust your herbs, so please do as much research as possible as far as draw techniques and button holding goes for the vape you decide to get.

MFLB:

The MFLB is the harder to use of the two, but it is still fairly simple. First, you load your chamber and plug your battery into the battery port. Then, you hold down the battery until you begin to see visible vapor (or about three to five seconds), and take a small sip. Your hit will consist of several small sips.

Really, the best way to learn how is by seeing it done, and the video below is a great way to learn. He goes over the technique of how to hit it at around the three minute mark, so skipping to a bit before then is what I recommend.

A good thing to keep in mind is that the MFLB is prone to combustion if you do not use the right technique when drawing. Please follow the use instructions carefully, because combustion is something no one wants in a vaporizer.

Video for how to best hit the MFLB (skip to a little before the 3:00 mark):

Firewood 2.1:

The Firewood is slightly easier to use than the MFLB, but loading is harder. To load, you have to place your herb into these little capsules, which I personally find much harder to load than the MFLB’s trench. However, it is easier to not combust with the Firewood, as the 2.1 version is nearly 100% convection heating. This means that your herbs don’t heat unless you are drawing air through them.

Once you load your herbs into the capsule, you place that in the chamber and place your mouthpiece assembly on top of it. It is important to place the O-ring so that it can hold the capsule in place, as it creates a much better vaping experience.

Then, you flip the switch on the side into the on position and you will see a green light. This means that the unit is on and ready to go. Now, it is up to you to engage the heater, which is located on the unrounded side of the unit, and looks like it should not be there. Basically, the flexible wood on this side of the unit is what houses the heater button. I feel it takes away from the aesthetics of the piece, but I am a perfectionist. You will hold down the trigger until you here a click and the orange light next to the on/off switch will glow.

After roughly 20-30 seconds, you can begin to take your draw while holding the trigger (draws are slow, typically 20-30 seconds). After a few hits, you should only need to hold the trigger while you draw.

Vapor Quality

Vapor quality refers to the density, flavor, and heat of the vapor that each unit produces. These two units are very different, with the MFLB being conduction and the Firewood 2.1 being convection, and these two methods of vaporization yield very different results. While conduction is faster, convection is more flavorful and vaporizes more evenly.

MFLB:

The vapor the MFLB produces is good, but not great. Because it is a conduction based heater, more flavor is sacrificed for faster heat-up times. However, the MFLB’s main strength is stealth, so sacrificing vapor quality also helps to cut down on smell. The vapor is not extremely dense, but you can take fairly large hits once you have the technique down. The vapor is fairly hot coming right out of the unit, and there’s really nothing you can do about it besides get a whip to extend the vapor path, thus giving the vapor time to cool.

Firewood 2.1:

The vapor from the Firewood is pretty excellent. It takes some practice limiting your draw so it takes 20-30 seconds, but once you do, it performs well. The vapor can be a bit hot, so it is recommended to use the silicon tube included with your unit. The hits can get pretty dense once you get up to the right temperatures, but nothing too crazy.

The Firewood wins in the vapor quality category.

Stealth

In the portable vaporizer world, each unit has some degree of stealth. Most people get a portable vaporizer to bring along with them when they go places. This means that they will most likely be hitting it in public, where being stealth is very important.

MFLB:

The MFLB is extremely stealthy. You can fit the box, the battery, and the stem in the palm of your hand, making walking and hitting extremely easy. All you have to do is push in the battery, take a hit, then put it away. Because of this unit’s fast heat up times, it is perfect for being stealth.

Firewood 2.1:

The Firewood 2.1 is about the same size, if not bigger than a smart phone. It basically looks like you are putting a wooden block to your lips. It just can’t compete in this category.

Between the two, the MFLB wins the stealth category hands down.

Build Quality

As far as build quality goes, these units are equal. Both wooden construction with glass parts, rechargeable batteries, and trigger operated heating elements. That being said, the MFLB offers a better warranty, which is an all-inclusive lifetime warranty, versus the Firewood’s one year limited warranty.

Best Place to Purchase?

If you’re sold on the MFLB, the best place to purchase is going to be from Vapor Nation. As I mentioned in the intro, they offer free shipping as well as a handful of free gifts with your purchase. They also guarantee the lowest price online and will price match if you find it cheaper.

For the Firewood 2.1, you will want to grab it from the official website as it’s not currently available from anywhere else that I know of.

Final Thoughts

Ease of Use

Firewood

Vapor Quality

Firewood

Stealth

MFLB

Build Quality

Tie

Warranty

MFLB

The Firewood 2.1 is the better overall vaporizer if you’re basing it on ease of use and vapor quality. If being stealth and having a longer warranty are more important to you though, the MFLB is the better fit. You really can’t hit the Firewood in public which is why I personally give the overall upper hand to the MFLB. Plus, the MFLB still has good vapor quality and is pretty simple to use, just not quite as good and simple as the Firewood.

You could really choose either and have a great vape though.

If you need to be stealthy, or are often prone to breaking things, go with the MFLB.

If you want something portable, with great vapor quality, but not super stealthy, go with the Firewood 2.1.

You will not be disappointed with either vaporizer.

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