For this review, we’ll be taking a close look at the Flowermate Slick Dry Herb Vaporizer! Turns out it’s a pretty simple, yet sophisticated piece of technology… — Posted 4/14/2019
Review: The Flowermate Slick Vaporizer…
It’s time to review one of the newest additions to the flowermate family, the flowermate slick vaporizer. This device is often compared to the flowermate V5.0S. In fact, many will say this is pretty much be a redesign of that dry herb vaporizer.
If you happen to be a fan of flowermate, then right off the bat you might notice something a little different. More specifically, they designed the flowermate slick vaporizer a little differently… Unlike most of the other vaporizers that come from flowermate, this one has a unique pen shaped design.
Overall, if there’s one thing flowermate is well-known for, it’s for providing some very high quality vaporizers at a more affordable cost. At first glance, the slick appears to be no exception. The cost for this device is relatively low for a dry herb vaporizer.
Moving on with our review, let’s get ready to take a closer look at the flowermate slick vaporizer and see exactly what it has to offer…
What’s Comes With The Flowermate Slick?
Before we get any further into our review, let’s check out what this dry herb vaporizer comes with! Below, you’ll find a list of what comes included…
- 01 x The Flowermate Slick Vaporizer
- –1 x 18650 Battery (2500 mAh, 20 amp)
- 01 x Micro USB Cable
- –1 x Cleaning Brush
- 01 x Packing / Dabbing Tool
- –5 x Stainless Steel Oven Screens
- 05 x Stainless Steel Mouthpiece Screens
- –1 x Dry Herb Pod
- 01 x Oil / Wax Pod
- –1 x Warranty Card
- 01 x User Manual
This is all that comes included with the flowermate slick. Basically, it will give you everything you need to get started right away. Although, we recommend giving your device a charge before trying to use it. Maybe, while it’s charging you can scan over the manual real quick…
Flowermate Slick Design and Build Quality
The flowermate slick is a very lightweight and slender pen shaped device. It has a very soft metallic feel, and has one button that lights up located close to the center. This button can control pretty much everything with absolutely no effort…
It also has a glass mouthpiece that’s covered by a magnetic metal cap. This cap is pretty neat too, it feels like it’s putting itself back on. Yet, it also offers a good level of protection for the glass piece. Plus, when the cap is on, there isn’t even the faintest bit of smell.
If you’re looking for a specific color, you might be out of luck though. The flowermate slick doesn’t come seem to come in a bunch of different colors. It only has one black carbon like design.
To load this device, simply twist off the mouthpiece to reveal the ceramic loading chamber. Afterwards, put your herbs in, twist the top back on, and start vaping. The glass mouthpiece does a great job at keeping your lips cool, even though the device itself can get just a bit warm.
While the device is in use, you can also attach the magnetic mouthpiece cover to the bottom of the flowermate slick. This will really help to complete that pen like feel, and also helps you keep track of the cover while you’re getting medicated…
Flowermate Slick Size and Portability
As for size, the flowermate slick vaporizer is about 6 inches long and about 1 inch in width. So if you’re like most people, it should fit pretty comfortably in your hand or pocket.
Because its lightweight and has a distinct pen shape, it makes it especially easy to just slip in your pocket and forget about. This is nice when you compare the flowermate slick to some other “portable” vaporizers. Some other devices can leave you feeling like you’re carrying a rock around.
The mouthpiece screws on so you don’t have to worry about it coming off in your pocket or anything. The magnetic cap that covers that same mouthpiece offers a bit of protection, but can also stick to the bottom of the flowermate slick while you’re using it too!
Overall, in our opinion, this was one of the easiest dry herb vaporizers to take on the go. There was no need to carry any extra pieces and it hardly took up any space.
Heating and Temperature Options
The flowermate slick mainly uses conduction heating and has a total of three different temp options, each of which are pretty standard. Based on the color, the light-up button in the middle of your device allows you to figure out what temperature your flowermate slick is set on as well.
The three different temperature options are Blue (385 F), Green (400 F), and Red (420 F). When powering on, you can expect it to take around 15 – 30 seconds for this device to heat up to its highest setting (Red) and be ready for use. So basically, it heats up pretty quick…
To switch between the three different temperature options, simply click the button that lights up 3 times in a row. Doing this, it will allow you to cycle between the pre-set temperatures on the flowermate slick. Example – blue>green>red>blue>green>red
Personally, I mainly stuck with the green temperature setting as it provided the best flavor to vapor ratio. Although, sometimes I would vape it on the green setting for a while, before then switching it to the red setting to really get the best extraction.
Flowermate Slick Additional Features
The flowermate slick is actually a pretty smart device, it even has something called Haptic Response built into it. One thing this does is make the device vibrate to let you know when it’s ready to use and is heated up.
Another thing, we didn’t really hear about this much, but when you power this device on, it will automatically start heating up. If you put the lid on it again while it’s heating up, it will stop heating up and just go into idle mode. This is another reason we thought it seemed like a smart device.
Like most devices, this dry herb vaporizer will go idle automatically during use. After about 5 min of use, it goes to idle or will finish one “session”. Being said, that’s still more than enough time to extract everything you need from one pack.
We already said this earlier, but putting the cap on the flowermate slick seems to eliminate all traces of its odor. Really, this is all thanks to its isolated air-path. The airflow comes from the holes next to the mouthpiece, located under the cap. This makes it great for being stealthy…
Vapor Production and Vapor Quality
We already kind of mentioned this in the heating and temperature section, but we’ll say it again anyway. The vapor this device puts out has an amazing taste and fine quality to it…
Compared to some other vaporizers, the flowermate slicks vapor isn’t extremely fluffy. In fact, the vapor that comes from the flowermate slick is a bit on the thinner side. However, this also makes it pretty smooth as well.
We should also mention, just so people know, thinner vapor isn’t always a bad thing. If you’re looking for a more stealthy vaporizer for your lifestyle, then thinner clouds tend to go more unnoticed. Plus, just because the cloud is a bit thinner doesn’t mean it won’t get you baked like a potato.
If you do want some slightly thicker clouds with the flowermate, try using the Red temperature setting instead of the other ones. Although, this will sacrifice a bit of the smoothness and go through herb more quicker. Not to mention, the clouds don’t seem to get that much thicker.
HERE’S A TIP: The best way to get higher and produce bigger clouds is to take long, steady, and deep inhales. Not to mention, if you pull off the glass mouthpiece and remove the tiny screen underneath, it seems to allow for an easier draw. The glass just seems to dirty quicker…
Cleaning and Maintenance
When it comes to cleaning and maintaining the flowermate slick, it really could not be easier. Seriously, it feels like this device takes about 5 minutes to clean…
Cleaning the glass mouthpiece is easy as using some isopropyl alcohol and a paper towel. The glass mouthpiece actually pulls off of the twist on top. This way, it’s easy to clean the glass and it’s easy cleaning up any of the gunk that might have built up inside the top.
The ceramic chamber itself stays relatively clean even after multiple uses. You can use the brush to help knock out the bit of build up that will occur. Simply use a paper towel to wipe the chamber after this to make it spotless!
Battery Life and Charging
When it comes to the battery life, the flowermate slick will typically last you around an hour or about twelve (5 min) sessions per charge. Usually, it takes around the same amount of time to get a full charge again. The device can’t be used while charging either…
When the battery starts to die or get low, the device will start to blink red 10 times whenever you try to use it. If this happens, just power off the device and plug it in to the charger. The device is charging when the red light comes on. When the light turns green, it should be all done juicing up.
It comes with a simple USB charger that can connect to any USB outlet. This makes it extremely easy to take on any travels, no need to carry around any bulky chargers! Unlike some other devices that come with huge brick chargers, this charger is probably smaller than your phone’s…
The flowermate slick also has a removable 18650 battery. This can be accessed by twisting off the bottom of the device. This way, you’re able to just straight up swap it out for a fully charged one. If you have extra 18650’s and an external charger, you never really have to worry about battery life!
How To Use The Flowermate Slick
The flowermate slick is pretty simple to use for a dry herb vaporizer. Although, there still can be a bit of a learning curb at first. To help, we’ve actually included some basic instructions with this review to help get you started using your flowermate slick…
Turn the device off and on – Click the button 5 times in a row to power the flowermate slick vaporizer on or off. When you power the device on or off, it will vibrate as well.
Change the temperature – Click the button 3 times in a row for it to cycle to the next temperature. Continue to do so until you reach the desired setting.
Toggling Idle – When powered on, holding the button down will either put the device into idle mode or take it off. “Idle” basically means the device is still on, just not heating up. It’s handy for loading the flowermate slick…
Solid light / Blinking light – When the light is glowing solid, it means the device is on and ready to use. A blinking light means it’s in the process of warming up, unless it’s blinking red 10 times. Then it just needs to be charged…
Other Additional Information
Surprisingly, this device works great for solo or group sessions. Because it’s so simple to use, there should be no issues passing it around. Bring an extra battery or two and you’ll be able to make your sessions last as long as you’d like. Plus, we should mention this device is pretty durable if dropped…
The flowermate slick is able to vaporize dry herbs and concentrates. With dry herbs, just load it like normal and you’re good to go. It works great! With concentrates though, you’ll need to load it into the wax / oil pod that comes with the kit in order to use that.
However, the wax pod is basically cotton stuffed into a metal chamber. Also, it comes with a pod for dry herbs too. In my opinion, this pod really just helps keep the device a bit cleaner. It honestly works just fine without it though… it evenly vaporizes your herb every time.
As for the packing tool, it isn’t super helpful, I honestly think it’s a waste of time unless you want to use it as a dabbing tool. It works just fine sprinkling your herb right in. Stirring isn’t even required with the flowermate slick…
Final Thoughts – Flowermate Slick Review
When it comes down to it, the flowermate slick is pretty impressive. Although, it wasn’t so much my favorite to use while at the house. However, it really isn’t bad at all. The flowermate is super simple to use and works better than a lot of devices, especially when you consider the reasonable price tag. Even though it’s pretty inexpensive, you really feel like it’s a high-end vaporizer…
Honestly, if you’re an outdoors type of person or are just always out and about, then we definitely recommend this device for you. Especially if you want something that doesn’t take up a ton of space or don’t want to fiddle around too much with a device.
This flowermate slick is pretty stealthy too. Often times, dry herb vaporizers can be easy to notice. This was not the case with the flowermate slick. When people see this vaporizer, it’s style generally makes people suggest it’s a normal vape or even something as simple as a marker.
Overall, this is definitely one of our most favorite pen shaped dry herb vaporizers. Also, it’s one of our favorite devices for taking on the go just because of how quick, easy, and unnoticeable it is. It’s able to create some very nice and pleasant tasting vapor, which feels smooth and satisfying. While the clouds tend to not be so thick, they do tend to get the job done pretty nicely if you catch what I’m saying…
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