Review Of The Flowermate V5.0S
One of our most popular vaporizers is the Flowermate V5.0S and for good reason. It features a durable construction, excellent battery life, solid flavour, and cuts the cost by simplifying the control scheme. As you will discover in this review, it is an excellent choice if you are just getting started with vaporizers and at about £60, it is quite easy on the wallet.
Surprisingly Good Vapour Quality
You will have a hard time finding better vapour quality at this price point. The ceramic oven cools the herbs evenly while highlighting their flavour. The glass mouthpiece does a great job when it comes to cooling, if you consider the size, and ensures clean, present flavours on every draw.
3 Useful Temperatures
The Flowermate V5.0S avoids temperature-specific controls in favour of 3 pre-set temperatures i.e. 195°C (380°F), 205°C (395°F), and 212°C (410°F). The 3 cover a relatively narrow heat spectrum, but still manage to deliver remarkably different vaping experiences.
The lowest setting is all flavour, with thin and wispy clouds. If you raise the setting, the cloud thickness and size increases. You will even get a nice, even, dark extraction at the highest setting without any singed taste. A lower temperature setting is the only thing that’s missing, but vapour enthusiasts will probably want something a bit more precise anyway.
USB Charging and Long Battery Life
The in-built pair of 18650 batteries will let you enjoy your vaping for more than 2 hours. However, the actual session duration will vary, but you can expect more than just about any other vaporizer of this size and at this price point.
The Flowermate V5.0S also features USB charging, which means that it can be plugged into virtually anything, regardless of where you are. It takes 4 hours to charge it the first time and 2 to 3 hours after that, but the manufacturer recommends waiting until it is fully charged and never using it while plugged in.
It has a powerful little heater that’s capable of reaching the highest temperature setting in about 30 seconds. It is quick enough that there won’t be sitting around waiting for it to warm up. However, you can expect the first several hits to be a bit wispy.
You only have to worry about one button, with a multi-coloured LED indicating the current readiness and temperature. 5 clicks are all it takes to turn the vaporizer either on or off. You can also cycle through the 3 temperature settings by holding it.
The LED will flash 4 times to know that the battery is low. While it is charging, the light on the bottom will be red and when it fills up, it will turn green. Figuring out the V5.0S does not require any guesswork, which is why it is such a great option if you are new to the world of vaporizers.
Durable Build Quality
The anodised aluminium shell comes in a variety of attractive colours and the glass mouthpiece fits into the storage compartment at the bottom nicely. It uses inert materials such as stainless steel, glass, and ceramic, and has an isolated airpath. The oven even has a small light that lets you load it even when it is dark.
- Weight: 200g/7.1 oz
- Depth: 2.2cm /0.9 in
- Width: 6cm/2.4 in
- Height: 10.1cm/4 in
What is in the Box?
- The Flowermate V5.0S
- USB Cable
- Pyrex Glass Stem
- Extra Screens
- Packing Tool
- Cleaning Brush
- Dry Material Pod
- Extract Pod
For the best results…
If you prefer to pack your vaporizer tightly, the V5.0S works best if you take short puffs and slow sips. It also has extract and dry herb pods, but you will have to turn up the heat to the highest setting without expecting the same performance as you get with herb straight in the oven.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Allow the vaporizer to cool down after each use, then brush out the mouthpiece screen and oven while it is still warm to ensure that gunk does not build up over time. You might need a deeper cleaning from time to time, to ensure that you watch out for the full maintenance and cleaning guide.
It is almost impossible not to raise the issue of the appealing price point of the Flowermate V5.0S. It outpaces the price in just about all areas, except for the temperature options. It features a solid build quality, excellent battery life, and quick heat up time, thus leaving little to be desired. It is an excellent buy for just over £50. If you love the V5.0S but prefer having more temperature options and have extra money to spare, the Flowermate V5.0S is one of many vaporizers in its family and the Flowermate buying guide will help you navigate these options.