Welcome to our review of the Flowermate Swift Pro!
There are a lot of reasons to be interested in the Swift Pro. Flowermate claims it delivers 100% convection heating. You get complete temperature control over an extended range. The walls of the heating chamber can even be changed so you can test the flavor of your vapor with different materials, including wood and bamboo.
That’s right, wood and bamboo heating chamber walls.
We’re not sure if we should be excited about this or skeptical that it’s some sort of gimmick. As usual, there is only one way to find out.
- Full temperature control
- 100% convection vapor
- Adjustable chamber wall material
- Light for size
- Curved, ergonomic edges
- Weak batteries that aren’t removeable
Flowermate Swift Pro Review: Breakdown
The build quality is above average, but it could definitely be better for the price. The sides are curved for easy holding and the weight is surprisingly light for the size, but this still looks and feels bulky.
Bulk isn’t a bad thing when it delivers more power and better features, but the batteries powering this seem weak. There are two of them, but the combined capacity is just 1000mAh. For herbal vaporizers, this is definitely on the low end. It may seem high compared to concentrate pens, but you have to remember that herbal vaporizers have to stay on for a significantly longer time during each session. On top of this, the batteries in this aren’t removeable.
The swappable chamber walls are a cool idea, but I’m not sure how much these add to the function. They seem like more of a novelty than anything (a cool novelty, but a novelty nonetheless). The weird thing is that Flowermate allows you to experiment with chamber wall materials, but the mouthpiece is still plastic! This is a conflicting message. On one hand they seem to be saying materials are a big deal, so you should be able to experiment to find what you like the best. But if that’s the case, why would they have a plastic mouthpiece?
The vapor quality was very good, but you have to know what to expect from a pure convection herbal vaporizer. You’re not going to get huge clouds, even at higher temperatures. The hits may even seem relatively light to you, because they lack any of the harshness that comes with either combustion (burning) or conduction. A lot of people have gotten used to this, and it doesn’t feel the same without it.
With that being said, the flavor was very good. The vapor was light yet still strong, and the herbs seemed to vaporize very evenly. Changing the chamber wall material did make a difference, though it was slight. The glass option was probably the most pure, while some of the wood rings gave a mild earthy flavor.
Look and Feel
I don’t think that this looks or feels like a top-tier vaporizer. It strikes me as an attempt to replicate the Crafty by Storz and Bickel, but it lacks the features and commitment to performance that drove the design of that vaporizer.
The result is a relatively bulky vaporizer that is so light compared to the size that it feels cheaply made. It’s a confusing blend of attempts to be high-end and low-cost.
This isn’t the most discreet vaporizer in the world, but I don’t see why you would have a problem being inconspicuous with it. The bulk is the biggest hindrance, as you won’t be able to conceal this in your hand. On the plus side, you can get great results without producing much visible vapor at all. Just keep the temperature below 400° and take shorter draws.
Ease of Use
One thing that I do like about this is the fact that it’s pretty easy to use. There is one button that turns the device on when you click it five times, and it immediately begins heating to the last temperature that you used once its on. There are two more buttons used for changing the temperature, and this process is straightforward as well. All things considered, they did good with this.
Portability is good in the sense that you can carry this around in your pocket or bag without worrying about breaking anything. The problem is the battery life. Portability means different things to different people, but to me the ability to go an extended time without having to charge is important. This allows me to take the vaporizer on hikes, day trips, and other places where I don’t have access to power without worrying about the battery life.
At just 1000mAh, this is going to be a problem with the Swift Pro. Testing this out suggests you won’t get more than an hour of continuous use off of a full charge. This means you can expect about 4-7 sessions depending on the length and the temperature used.
I want to like the Swift Pro, but I just don’t think it’s a great value. What I said earlier seems to fit very well as an overview: this is a confusing blend of attempts to be high end and low cost.
The only unique thing about this is the changeable chamber screens. I think this is fun to play with when you first get it, but in the long run you are not going to use this feature. You’ll pick one that you like and stick with it. Materials like glass, quartz, and ceramic are already widely available, and they’re all great options that everyone likes. So on a day to day basis, this feature probably won’t add to your enjoyment.
I think that Flowermate has a lot of potential, but I wouldn’t recommend buying this unit. There are better options out there, at both higher and lower price points. I like the Arizer Air (cheaper) and the Utillian 720 (similar design, better price) more than this, and those are just the first two that came to my mind!
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