We check out the newest dry herb vape pen by Flowermate, the Slick! Featuring a removable battery, glass mouthpiece, and shaped like an over-sized pen, it looks like a pretty solid entry-level vaporizer. We’ve been more than satisfied with some of Flowermates other offerings in our reviews like the Flowermate V5 Nano. So lets jump right in and check out what we have to say about the Flowermate Slick in our review!
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Review: Flowermate Slick
How it Works
The Flowermate Slick follows a familiar Flowermate format when it comes to use. Using a single button to operate the unit, five rapid clicks turns the device on, while three rapid presses adjust the temperature.
Once the device reaches temperature, the LED will stop blinking and you’re ready to go. Simply take your hits and away you go!
The Slick comes bundled with three temperature presets. Users can choose between 196, 204 and 215°C, or 385, 400, and 420°F. This is alright, though we’d like to see much more variety between the settings. Like what we see on a unit like the Utillian 421.
This gives most users a decent range to work within, those who prefer flavor will want to stick with the lower settings, while those who prefer clouds can just jump to setting 3.
The highest setting is great for extracting every little bit out of your herb and however if you are looking for the best extraction we recommend checking out the Zeus Arc.
The Slick is pretty solid for its size and price. The glass mouthpiece cools the hit down just enough for it to not be too harsh while retaining good flavor.
The ceramic conduction oven holds up to 0.4 grams of finely ground, packed down herb. This is a pretty large amount and will definitely help achieve those big, powerful hits. Cloud production is alright through the Slick, and pretty solid at the highest temperature with long draws.
As with most conduction vaporizers, the flavor drops off pretty quickly from fresh herb to a ‘roasted popcorn’ taste. The same applies to the Slick, especially with the default temperatures being pretty high.
We’re quite fond of the build quality behind the Flowermate lineup and the Slick is no different. The body is rugged, feels great, and looks pretty slick, to say the least. All the pieces feel well machined and assembled, and judging by Flowermate’s reputation, we expect the Slick to stand the test of time.
Included in the box is a decent bit of kit, including; the unit itself, one 18650 battery, concentrates cup, herb pod, Micro-USB cable, cleaning brush, packing tool, 5 x spare mouthpiece & chamber screens, warranty info, and user manual. This definitely leaves a good taste with us as we often see even more expensive units include less than this budget vape! Thanks, Flowermate.
With the addition of a removable 18650 battery, you’ll be able to swap them out on the fly and replace it when it inevitably reaches the end of its lifespan.
The stock battery is rated for 2500mAh which yields roughly 6-9 sessions per charge, depending on temperature setting and use habits. You can also replace it with any other quality 18650 battery, though this may void the warranty or cause problems if the wrong cell is used.
If you do decide to do this, use a good quality 18650! We can’t stress this enough! Ensure the specs match the default battery and is from a reputable source.
The slick is a great little addition to the pocket or your bag. Fitting comfortably in most pockets and durable enough to withstand some abuse, it makes a great carry-on device. With its theoretically endless battery life provided you have enough spare 18650s, it survives extended outings with no problem.
Ease of Use
A great beginner friendly dry herb vaporizer, the Slick is simple to use and a beginner could pick up the device and master it within a few sessions. Handing it off to a friend or stranger to take a few hits from won’t require any special coaching, and the process of cleaning is also quite simple.
To clean the Slick, remove the mouthpiece assembly and simply submerge it in isopropyl alcohol. Use a cotton swap dipped in iso to clean out the chamber from any residue. Give the mouthpiece a quick rinse before putting it back on and running a dry session.
We recommend cleaning the device every few sessions to keep it running smoothly as the mouthpiece screen tends to clog and reduce performance.
The stealthy black design alongside the style which looks like your average e-cig vape leaves it as a discrete unit. The size makes it hide away almost entirely in the hand and slips well into most pockets without being conspicuous.
Do take note of the smell put out from the device still. Conduction based devices tend to leave a more residual odor and the Slick is no exception to that. Still, it’s a pretty solid stealthy herb vaporizer.
We enjoy the Slick and find it stacks up well to other budget dry herb vaporizers. Going toe to toe and even surpassing some units like the XMax Starry, and infamous G Pen Pro, the Slick is in a good spot!
We particularly like the convenient size, replaceable battery, and attractive design. The vapor quality is a touch above average in its price range and overall it’s a solid entry-level device.
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