FlowerMate V8.0 Vaporizer Review

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Small and discreet vaporizers have gained mass popularity among connoisseurs who want to take their vape on-the-go and enjoy their sessions virtually anywhere. So, when a portable vaporizer like the FlowerMate V8.0 arrived on the reviewing desk, the most immediate thing that stuck out was its massive size; seriously this thing is a beast! So, read on to see if this hefty portable packed a punch worthy of its size:

Review: FlowerMate V8.0 Vaporizer

 FlowerMate V8 Vaporizer

The guys from Wizard Puff did a nice roundtable review of this unit. Check it out, if you prefer to watch a video.

Flowermate V8 vaporizer openHow It Works

The FlowerMate V8.0 can go from completely off, to its highest heat setting in 30 seconds flat and just a few simple steps: 1) Unlock the V8.0 by pressing the power button on the side 5 times quickly and ‘SYSTEM ON’ will appear on the display screen. 2) Swivel the bottom of the V8.0 open to reveal the heating chamber 3) Invert the unit, load your botanicals into the chamber, and close the lid 4) Change the temperature by pressing the ‘+/-‘ buttons on the side of the V8.0 and the unit will automatically begin to heat. 5) Wait until the display screen indicates the ‘ACT. TEMP’ is the same as your chosen ‘SET TEMP’ 6) Pull out the mouth piece from the top of the unit and take long slow draws to enjoy your vapor!

Flowermate V8 vaporizer digital screenTemperature Flexibility

The temperature flexibility on the FlowerMate V8.0 Vaporizer is excellent! The plus and minus buttons on the side of the unit change the temperature anywhere between 104° F – 446° F, or 40 °C – 230° C. With precision and a range like this, you can enjoy your preferred vapor quality of anything from wispy, flavourful vapor to thick dense draws.

Flowermate V8 vaporizer digital temperature settingsVapor Quality

We were pleasantly surprised by the vapor quality of the FlowerMate V8.0. The glass mouth piece, coupled with the ceramic heating chamber, pumped out vapor that was cool, pure and flavourful in taste. The ability to change the temperature so precisely, also helped this unit produce satisfying draws at the highest heat settings and wispy sips under 200° C. However, the FlowerMate’s draw resistance made it quite difficult to get the vapor flowing, causing inconsistent draws that required more effort that we would have preferred.

Flowermate V8 vaporizer top viewManufacturing

The FlowerMate V8.0 is the most expensive FlowerMate model out there, however it’s manufacturing quality is just average. The body of this vaporizer is obviously a tank and the shell seems to be made of a high quality metal. The heating chamber is ceramic, which is great for even vaporization, and the borosilicate glass mouthpiece are two high quality components which we do appreciate, over cheaper Chinese manufactured units. The top and the bottom swivel however, are clearly made of a ‘silver’ plated plastic and really cheapen the look and feel of the FlowerMate. In addition, the bottom half of the vapor pathway is not removable. This design flaw means 1) you cannot clean the whole vapor pathway which will taint the vapor flavor over time and 2) if this internal glass stem breaks, the unit is rendered useless.

Flowermate V8 vaporizer chargingBattery Life

The battery life of the FlowerMate V8.0 is very good, and so it should be! The size of this unit comes from the fact it has 3x 2000 mAh internal batteries which provided 2.5 -3 hours of continuous vaping, similar to the Utillian 650 Vaporizer. However, these lower quality batteries did not give an accurate reading, and the display screen’s battery indicator fluctuated the charge reading with almost every session.

Flowermate V8 vaporizer in handPortability

This is one category where the FlowerMate V8.0 really loses some big points. It’s not only a physically massive unit, but it’s also very heavy. These two factors make it pretty difficult to pocket and take around with you. Even with its good battery life, we would be very discouraged from taking the FlowerMate out and about when there are other portable vapes which offer the same features in a more pocket-friendly form, such as the Ascent.

Flowermate V8 vaporizer heating chamberEase of Use

The FlowerMate V8.0’s digital display, coupled with the separate power and temperature buttons do make the FlowerMate quite easy to operate. It also has a 5 minute auto-‘stand-by’ and reaches your desired temperature in under 30 seconds flat. However, we did find that loading was a bit finicky because the heating chamber is quite narrow. In addition, the mouthpiece is very tight, so pulling it out requires you to use a tool. The FlowerMate also has very high draw resistance so you really need to put in some lung-effort to get the vapor flowing.

Flowermate V8 vaporizer digital side buttonsDiscreetness

We can’t beat around the bush; the FlowerMate V8.0 is just not discreet. It’s sheer size is not only attention grabbing but it’s also impossible to conceal in your hand. The digital display is quite bright and obvious and therefore trying to have a low-key session outside with the FlowerMate is very impractical. The problem with these swivel heating chambers, however, is that they cannot keep keep the vapor in the heating chamber insulated. That results in vapor leagake and as a result odor. So if you end up vaporizing lavender, your pocket will smell like a little bit of lavender. That is why we started taking that into consideration for our discreetness ranking. Units like the Mighty or Smite just keep the vapor/odor much more contained with their closed-in heating  camber design. The Mighty is very expensive and awesome, so check out it’s review if you feel like treating yourself. Alternatively read the Smite Review, which may be better, if you are looking for something that offers great value.

Flowermate V8 vaporizer digital temperature settings package contentsOverall Experience

The FlowerMate V8.0 is clearly modeled after the DaVinci Ascent, sharing many characteristics such as the precise temperature control, bottom loading chamber, and removable glass mouthpiece. So, although the FlowerMate’s battery life and features are impressive, we recommend also checking out the Ascent Vaporizer which Digital Journal notes is a sleek, advanced vaporizer resembling a ‘portable shaver’, for discreet sessions on the go!

Compatible with ZEUS Iceborn
This vaporizer is compatible with the ZEUS Iceborn, a revolutionary new vapor cooling system engineered by Canadian vape manufacturer ZEUSArsenal. The Iceborn is designed to produce cooler draws and bigger clouds when connected to your vaporizer. The vapour produced is ultra smooth and crisp and because of ice cooling, instead of water filtration, there is no loss of efficiency. The ZEUS Iceborn adds an additional 2 points to the vapor quality score of this vaporizer and is a highly recommended vaporizer accessory.

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6.7 Score

About Author

Milad is a gadget collector and master crafter extraordinaire. He loves taking things apart, marvel comics and 'Iron Man.'

4 Comments

  1. I’ve tried every reasonable setting and it will still not vape. . . Is there any reasonable way that it can start vaping in 20sec. or less?

    • Hey, you’re having issues with your Flowermate V8? Are you not getting vapor production? Or is it taking too long to heat? Please let me know so I can try and help out :)

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