The Boundless CFC 2.0 is the latest unit in Boundless’ arsenal. Boundless decided to go back to the drawing board and made improvements to their budget vaporizer. This review will show all the details about the Boundless CFC 2.0 Vaporizer and how it fits into my life. Will it fit yours?
What’s in the box?
- The Boundless CFC2.0 Vaporizer
- User Manual
- USB Changing cable
- Cleaning Brush
- Chamber Tool
- 2x Extra Oven Screens
- 3x Extra Mouthpiece Screens
- Water Pipe Adapter (WPA)
Oven Capacity and Efficiency
The chamber on the Boundless CFC 2.0 holds between 0.3 and 0.5 grams of dry herb. This range is due to how fine the dry herb grinded. We tried both coarse and fine grinded.
While both methods produced good vaporizer, the Boundless CFC 2.0 performed smoother with coarse grinded dry herb. I found that vaporizer can be overpacked easily with finely grinded dry herb. This created a blockage in the pathway and it got more difficult to pull. I recommend filling the chamber up to 75%, coarse or fine. This will allow enough airflow to product good quality vapor.
The Boundless CFC 2.0 takes on average 25 seconds to reach 400°F (205°C). At this temperature, a full battery lasted me 10 to 12 sessions. Each session (one oven of dry herb per session) lasted me 7 -8 minutes while taking drags/ hits for 10 to 15 seconds. Unlike a water pipe, vaporizers are long, slow drags.
This vaporizer brings a water pipe adapter (WPA). So, how long should we hit the water pipe with the Boundless CFC 2.0? Same as you would hit a vaporizer; remember, you are still vaporizing, not burning.
The Boundless CFC 2.0 design makes the vaporizer easy to learn for any person with or without any vaporizer knowledge. Pretty much snap off the plastic mouthpiece to load the chamber. The kit comes with a pick / tool and a brush to make reloading easier.
The Boundless CFC 2.0 a full temperature control setting. Temperature range is 140 – 446°F (60 – 230°C) and you can up and down by one degree. This wide range of temperature is convenient because the Boundless CFC 2.0 can be used as a portable vaporizer or you can attach the WPA (water pipe adapter). Different temperatures for different methods.
This amount of temperature control is great for people getting this vaporizer as their first one. It lets you explore a wide range of temperatures to find what you enjoy. Everyone’s palate is different so what works for me might not work for you.
Before going into the vapor quality, I want to mention that every time a get a brand new vaporizer I “dry burn” before actually using it. Dry burn is when you turn on the vaporizer to the max temperature without anything inside the chamber. This will ensure that you burn off any excess manufacturing oils inside the vaporizer. Sometimes it takes time to get rid of the “factory flavor” but it does go away.
Boundless has done it again. They brought clouds to their new version of the CFC. Small vapor clouds start forming at 380°F (193°C). A convenient 420°F (216°C) is where I find the sweet spot for a good mix between flavor and clouds. Anything above that just lost all flavor.
The Boundless CFC 2.0 is advertised as a convection vaporizer. I believe this true since the dry herb was more flavorful than any other budget vaporizer I found. Even though this vaporizer can go at higher temperatures, I started losing flavor after 430°F (221°C).
Another big change to the Boundless CFC 2.0 was the mouthpiece. The original CFC mouthpiece got hot and burn your lip after a long session. The mouthpiece is bigger and has a better screen. These 2 design changes have made for a better experience. The mouthpiece does not get hot anymore and the screen is a quick snap on and snap off for an easy maintenance.
Water Pipe Adapter
As mentioned before the Boundless CFC 2.0 kit comer with the WPA. The attachment fits into any female 14mm or 18mm size water pipe. To start noticing actual vapor I turned the temperature directly to 400°F (205°C).
I turned the vaporizer hotter than I normally would because the vapor lost heat while traveling through the pipe. I still found it flavorful but not as much as I would have liked. At the highest setting, 446°F 230°C, I still found it enjoyable. However, using the WPA at higher temperatures will make you go through more dry herb also.
Compared to the rest of the Boundless products, the Boundless CFC 2.0 is the most portable one. With dimensions of 5 inches (130mm) long and 1.3 inches (33mm) wide this unit can fit in your pocket for on-the-go purposes.
Battery Life and Charging
The Boundless CFC 2.0 comes with an internal 18650 battery. Depending on the temperature setting, it can last you between 10 and 15 sessions. This battery has a smaller capacity than the original version.
The kit comes with a micro USB charger that you can connect directly to the vaporizer. With a smaller capacity battery, it still takes about 3 hours to fully charge. However, I found that I could turn on the vaporizer and use while it’s charging; this is a very convenient feature.
Giving the size of the vaporizer, the battery life wont last as long as other vaporizers. The Boundless CFC 2.0 battery life is fitting as it is a portable budget vaporizer.
The most notable addition from the first version is the Water Pipe Adapter (WPA). The WPA lets you take advantage of glass pipes you may already have had. I do own a water pipe and it was a happy surprise that I could use low tech glass with high tech vaporizer.
Another addition is the Stir Tool. This tool is starting to come as a must have accessory in every vaporizer kit. The Cleaning Brush works perfectly for well…cleaning, but it did not work for reloading the chamber with dry herb, the Stir Tool did. Also, the extra mouthpiece screen and chamber screens are included for those of us who either, does not clean much or looses parts. Giving what the vaporizer is used for, this is nice to have.
The Boundless CFC 2.0 was a 3 year warranty for any defects in materials or workmanship.
I believe 3 years is more than enough for any manufacturing defects to arise. From personal experience, I do not see any defects in this vaporizer.
- Convection heating
- Accurate temperature setting
- Cloud production
- Quality for price
- WPA feature for variety
- Easy cleaning and reloading process
- Improved portability than first version
- 3 hour battery charging time
- Smaller battery capacity than first version
- Vaporizer can get warm after multiple uses
- WPA will go through more herb
Where to buy the CFC2.0?
I believe the Boundless CFC 2.0 is the best vaporizer for under $100. You can buy it at Vaporizer Chief and you will get free shipping. Don’t wait any longer if you’re looking to get your first vaporizer.
This section is purely my own opinion on the vaporizer, how it works, how it compares to other models, and why you should or should not get it.
First, I consider myself a visual person. I typically choose cloud production over flavor. Therefore, I had the Boundless CFV before getting their smaller units. Comparing the CFV to the CFC 2.0, I was actually surprised by the CFC 2.0. Of course, the CFV won in cloud production, but I found myself using the CFC 2.0 on a daily basis.
First, the size of the CFC 2.0 made it a lot easier to go around. It’s not big, it’s not bulky, so I don’t get too many looks. It fits my back pocket pretty easy. I think this is the best feature about this unit. The new mouthpiece is a design improvement. Comparing the CFC and CFC 2.0, the mouthpiece is the bigger difference. The CFC 2.0 mouthpiece makes the vaping experience better. It makes the maintenance easier. I typically use isopropyl alcohol to clean the mouthpiece and cotton swabs for the chamber. Again, the design just made it easier for me to clean it.
Unfortunately, the battery was not their best feature. It takes a lot of time to fully charge and for experienced users, the CFC 2.0 may not last you as long as you would like. This vaporizer is perfect for beginners. I believe that one full charge is more than enough time for some just starting to use vaporizers. For people transitioning from burning to vaporizing, this vaporizer is good to give you a good view of what vaporizing is.
The WPA feature is good but not great. While it does the job, it can be improved. I think one of the good things about water pipes is the cloud, the Boundless CFC 2.0 WPA did not give me the same satisfaction. Am I asking too much? It is a budget vaporizer after all.
In my opinion, Boundless did a good job upgrading the original CFC as their budget vaporizer.