Yup Flowermate put out another vape unit and not many realize that it’s available. Not sure why they did not advertise the Slick more cause it’s a little gem!
Unboxing (what’s inside)
Ok guys before we get into details of the Slick lets get this vape unboxed. As for the presentation it’s just a basic plastic molded insert that holds the unit in place.Not much wow factor to the presentation but I was expecting that as this vape is only priced at $79.95US. The box itself is clean and well explained with some bright orange statements and back making it stick out.Here is the list of accessories that come with it.
- The Slick unit
- 18650 High Drain 2500mAh Battery
- OIl/Waxy Pod
- Flower Pod
- Micro USB Cable
- 5X Stainless Chamber Screens
- 5X Stainless Mouthpiece Screens
- Packing/Dabbing Tool
- Cleaning Brush
- Warranty Card
- Instructions Manual
As you noticed you get the typical vape accessories included with most units.
Before you start using the Slick you will want to charge the battery. When waiting for it to charge I normally get the ISO out with some Q-Tips and start the cleaning process. Why should you clean a new unit? Well you are going to want to rid it of all manufacturing oils and residue. This is not a must but if you start this way you will definitely help to get the best flavours out of its first initial use. I typically just wipe down the oven walls with the Q-Tip dipped in ISO , then also do the mouthpiece. Then when the battery is fully charged you will want to do some burn offs and maximum temp as well. There now you should be set to start your first session.
How to instructions
The Slick is very simple to use. In case you did not notice there is only one button. So the interface is very simple but works great. The typical turn on/off way is 5 quick clicks , then to switch temps all you do is a 3 quick clicks to scroll thru the 3 preset temps. Blue is the lowest temp (385F) , Green(405F) and the max temperature one is Red(420F). I was a little disappointed when seeing only 3 preset temps. After using it a few times the blue is perfect to start a sesh then bump it up to green to finish it. So the 3 temps are perfect and let’s face it this is not a high end unit.
When the sesh stops after 5 minutes to restart it all you need to do is hold down the button for 2 seconds and it will start heating up right away. This vaporizer heats up fast! Oh and did I mention it vibrates when it gets to temp and before it goes to sleep after the 2 minute sesh. Yup and all this for a super low price of $79.95US.
For the best performance of the Slick you will need to pack the oven well cause it is a conduction unit. I love using a fine grind for great vapour production. On the blue setting the first and lowest temp this will deliver some really tasty hits for the first 3 to 4 draws. Plus the vapour will be visible and smooth. For having the oven directly under the mouthpiece I was very surprised.
On the medium temperature setting ,the blue one , I use on the second sesh of the same bowl. At this temp the vapour is still not harsh but the flavour is very diminished, but the vapour produced is thick and powerful. I also tried this temp setting with a fresh bowl , but prefered starting at the lower temps as it produces better flavours.
Now for the highest temp the red setting. This temperature I would not recommend to use for flower but they do include an oil/waxy pod so this would be why the last temp is so high. At the time of the review I had not tried the oil/waxy pod as in the past they just did not perform well.
Pros and Cons
The Slick has so many pros to list.
- Magnetic Mouthpiece Cover
- Removable 18650 battery
- Simple to Use
- Produces Nice Vapour
- The Price!!
- Glass Mouthpiece
- Battery Life
- Vibrates When Turning Unit On/Off
- Vibrates After Session before going in sleep mode
The Cons is a short list but one is really annoying.
- Only 3 Temps
- Glass Mouthpiece is Very Hard to Remove for Cleaning
- NO BATTERY LIFE INDICATOR
As you can see the list of cons is short but the most obvious is definitely the lack of having a battery life indicator. Flowermate how could you forget such a feature, even at this price point.
I believe priced at $79.95US the Slick is a must have for beginners or even the connoisseurs. It’s perfect for that throw in you backpack unit to bring to the lake or camp for passing around at the fire. If you accidentally drop it or break it, you won’t be to upset as you did not break the bank to purchase it. I do recommend grabbing a couple extra batteries and a charger like a Nitecore to properly/safely charge your batteries. Yes you can charge via the USB on the side of the vape but a charger will get the job done faster and safer.
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