We check out the newly released Boundless CFC Lite. We’ve been able to test out a wide array of their vaporizers like the Boundless CFX and Boundless Tera and have come away with mixed feelings. The new CFC Lite is a baby brother to their already budget-focused CFC 2.0. Check out what we think of the CFC Lite in our review!
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Review: Boundless CFC Lite
How it Works
Most budget herb vaporizers have a similar function. 5 clicks of the main button to turn on, 3 clicks of that same button to change the temperature setting. After you’ve loaded the chamber up with around 0.2-0.3 grams of ground herb, it’ll only take roughly 40 seconds to heat up.
Once it reaches temperature, just take a long draw and enjoy the vapor!
With the CFC lite you get 3 presets to play with – Blue: 385°F/196°C, Green: 403°F/206°C, Red: 421°F/216°C.
This is some decent versatility but we would’ve much rather seen some bigger variety in the presets or at least a couple more options to choose from. The Utillian 420 is a bit less than the Boundless CFC Lite and features 4 temperatures as well as an LED screen.
Almost every budget herb vaporizer follows the same formula for heating tech – a ceramic conduction oven with a short vapor path. The CFC Lite follows this trend.
With this type of setup don’t expect the best vapor on the market. It doesn’t chuck out monster clouds by any means, instead vapor is thin and whispy. The flavor is pretty good for the first few hits but quickly generated a ‘roasted popcorn’ flavor shortly thereafter.
We figured with such a short vapor path that the hits would be harsh on the lungs and throat and at the highest temperature, this is certainly the case. We wish Boundless opted for a better mouthpiece to preserve flavor, once again the Utillian 420, in contrast, features a glass mouthpiece, which does a much better job at preserving the flavor of your plant.
As with the other budget herb vapes Boundless has put out, the CFC Lite has a strongly plastic/rubber build quality. It doesn’t scream premium by any means and won’t impress anyone anytime soon.
It also has a rounded bottom and sides meaning it never sits fully flat which is very annoying especially when loading.
In the box is a kit you find standard with most budget herb vapes. It comes with the unit itself, a cleaning brush, USB charger, spare chamber & mouthpiece screens, and instruction manual. Nothing impressive, but it’s about all you need to get started and keep your device clean.
A rare case, the Boundless CFC Lite is a budget herb vape with a removable battery! Packing inside an 800mAh 18350 battery, you’re free to change it at will whenever you like. This is great for the longevity of the product and if you’re ever out and want to pop in a fresh battery once it runs low.
On the flip side, 800mAh is a pretty small capacity and you’ll get only 2, maybe 3 sessions before needing to top up. 18350’s aren’t quite as common as 18650’s and you’ll definitely want to carry a spare for extended outings or sessions. However, carrying around spare batteries also negates the purpose of a portable vaporizer, forcing you to carry multiple pieces just to have a functioning vape.
A petite device indeed, the CFC Lite fits great in the hand, pocket, or any bag you like. Though it’s not quite as tiny as something like the LITL 1, I doubt there’ll be many instances where you wish you got an even smaller device than what you have.
Ease of Use
Budget herb vapes are really straightforward to use for the most part, and the CFC Lite carries that tradition forward.
Cleaning is quite straightforward too. The cleaning brush should be used after every session or so on the mouthpiece and chamber to keep them free of grime.
Every dozen sessions or so, we like to take the screens out and soak them in isopropyl alcohol and give the chamber and mouthpiece a quick treatment with a cotton swab soaked in iso.
Barely larger than a couple of lighters and fully black, it’s a pretty stealthy device. It might come across as a normal e-cig to some if you’re seen hitting it outside.
The CFC Lite with its conduction chamber will produce a strong amount of smell from your herb however, so keep that in mind!
The CFC Lite doesn’t really do anything particularly special. It doesn’t have the best temperature control options, no fancy build quality, and bad battery life.
We didn’t expect to be blown away, and truthfully, we weren’t. It’s not extraordinary by any means and a slightly bigger investment can net you a device like the Flowermate V5 Nano, that’ll outperform the CFC Lite in every way. If the price point is what is enticing about the CFC Lite, we highly suggest checking out the Utillian 420, with a digital display, glass mouthpiece and 4 temperature settings, it outclasses most budget vaporizers on the market.
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