I’ll admit, when I bought the Boundless CFC 2.0, I wasn’t expecting much. Coming in at £89 and being the younger brother of the questionable CFC 1.0, I wasn’t going to get my hopes up.
I had visions of no customizable options and somewhat burnt lips. And truth be told, I couldn’t have been more wrong. To put it simply, after a few sessions with this basic vape, I’d gladly offer it as a gift to any entry-level vaper. It really has everything you need to get started packed into its compact and easy-to-hold body.
Seriously, its ergonomic build makes the CFC 2.0 completely non-slip. It’s even cylindrical, which feels like holding a chunky pen if you could imagine that. Either way, it’s comfortable. Moreover, its discrete and compact design means you can bring this vape with you on-the-go.
What’s even more surprising is despite being incredibly low priced, the CFC 2.0 comes with a range of accessories to make any vaping experience pleasant. Here are the tidbits that you’ll find inside the box:
- Water Pipe Adapter
- 2 Extra Mouthpiece Screens
- 3 Oven Screens
- USB Charge Cable
- Stir Tool
- Cleaning Brush
For most vapes, those extras alone would cost £89.
How do you use the Boundless CFC 2.0?
- Take off the mouthpiece to expose the chamber.
- Pack in your herb and spread evenly using the stir tool.
- Place the mouthpiece back on and press the main button five times.
- Select your temperature and wait for the vape to heat up
- Take your first draw!
Upon your first draw, you’ll notice that there’s pleasantly barely any drag resistance. However, if you’d like a little more pull, you just have to place your fingers over the three small air holes on the back of the vape. These convenient air holes are a convenient touch and give you more control over your vape session.
Like these nifty air holes, some features of the Boundless CFC 2.0 stand out from the crowd and make this vape the low-cost stalwart that it is. Let’s take a look at a few of these upsides.
Pros of the Boundless CFC 2.0
For Vapes under £100, it’s rare to see any form of digital temperature control included. Well, the Boundless CFC 2.0 is the exception. By using the tiny up and down buttons conveniently placed next to the vape’s OLED display, you pick the exact temperature you’d like to vape at.
And when I say exact, I mean exact. Impressively, the temperature can be selected at one-degree increments. Using conduction heating, the vape is capable of heating up to maximum temperature in about 45 seconds. Interestingly, these two features together sometimes made it feel as though the CFC 2.0 was changing temperature instantly.
Long Battery Life
The CFC 2.0 comes with a non-removable 18650 battery that lasts for around 10 – 12 sessions at 390° F. That adds up to about 9-10 hours total – incredible.
In terms of cheap vapes, those figures make the CFC 2.0 a long-distant endurance athlete! Better yet is that it only takes 3 hours to recharge to full battery levels. All you have to do is plug the USB charge cable into the USB port at the bottom of the vape, and hey presto – you’re almost ready to get started again.
I love a heavyweight chamber. I don’t like to go light on my draws, and I’m certainly not a “micro-doser,” so being able to pack a lot into the heating chamber is important to me. The CFC 2.0 did not let me down. I almost couldn’t believe my eyes when I took the mouthpiece off, and a wide ceramic bowl lay before me!
I had about 0.2 grams of flower ready to go, but the oven easily could’ve taken half a gram. And for many subsequent vape sessions – it did! To top, not once did it burn or combust my herb. I suspect that’s down to the conduction heating paired with the sturdy ceramic bowl. Either way, it seemed like my herb always got even heating so that not a single drop of that sweet flower ever went to waste!
And trust me, the single airway channel and smooth mouthpiece meant that I got the full taste experience from those precious drops!
And now, onto some of the less favourable aspects of using the Boundless CFC 2.0
Cons of the Boundless CFC 2.0
This design feature is the only aspect of the CFC 2.0 that gives its price away. It’s simply not the best look. The plastic is certainly a contrast to the more sleek and matte stainless-steel vapes; however, I wouldn’t exactly call it a design flaw.
But it does have its downsides. Due to being unable to regulate or evenly spread heat, the plastic tends to warm up in certain parts during vape sessions. It’s not burn-your-hand warm, but I was tempted to put the vape down at times.
So, though it’s not unbearable, there’s still a solution if needed. The water pipe adapter can always come to the rescue if your vape is getting a little too hot to handle. Just switch it with the mouthpiece and enjoy some cool, chilled, and delightfully dense clouds.
As powerful and reliable the battery is, it’s going to weaken over time. That’s expected of all batteries and is a common occurrence for regular vapers. However, instead of switching to a fresh battery, you’re stuck with the old one when it comes to the CFC 2.0.
And if you feel like your vape is faulty in any way, Boundless has you covered with a three-year warranty (one year warranty on the battery!) So, I’d say it’s a reliable vape for anyone who wants to just dabble in vaping or learn the ropes.
Is it worth it?
I couldn’t see it favourably joining the collection of an experienced vaper, but who knows? Either way, my overall attitude towards the CFC 2.0 is one of fondness. It’s worth more than you pay for and does exactly what it says on the tin. You won’t get any cutting-edge advanced vaping technology out of it, but you will get some pretty sick clouds and vape that can fit in your pocket!