Small but capable, Flowermate has been one of the best brands to look for when you want small and compact vaporizers that perform as good as devices twice its size and price. The Flowermate V5 Nano is a great device for consumers who are always out and about but require a device that can keep up with their needs. The Flowermate V5 Nano has put out devices that give out superior performance like the similar Flowermate Mini V5.0S and its relatively capable pro version. The is equally capable backed with 2500mAh battery that allows you to enjoy long vaping sessions in between charges. It may not be outfitted with a convection oven but it does benefit from having a longer battery life making a device that’s perfect for when you’re vaping on your select materials when you’re on-the-go. The battery is also removable and replaceable allowing you to enjoy a different level of portability allowing you to take your sessions with you almost anywhere you go. The battery is used to power the Flowermate V5 Nano’s conduction oven heating your herbs and wax concentrates in a ceramic chamber which facilitates a low and slow heating of your select materials. The ceramic chamber works well with the precision temperature control you get from the Flowermate V5 Nano which allows you to accurately control the temperature level and directly influence the outcome of your vapors. The running temperature levels and other relevant information is displayed in the small and discreet OLED screen on the Flowermate V5 Nano allowing you to monitor and be in the know of what’s happening in your device during your sessions. All of these features and more are conveniently packed in a device that offers a small and compact form factor allowing you to enjoy your sessions almost anywhere you are.
The Flowermate V5 Nano might be small and powerful but it does come with its shortcomings. Unlike other small and compact devices made and manufactured by Flowermate, the Flowermate V5 Nano does not come with the brand’s iconic convecion heating system which put the brand on the map. This could make connoisseurs and medical consumers think twice about investing in the Flowermate V5 Nano. That said, if you feel like you’re in the same boat and feel like you’re on the fence about spending money in buying the Flowermate V5 Nano, this product review is for you. Here, we’ll talk about the Flowermate V5 Nano’s relevant features so you can make an informed decision when buying it either as your first vaporizer or as an addition to your growing arsenal. We’ll also let you in on some of the advantages and the disadvantages of using the device as a daily driver or as a spare vaporizer for when you’re away from your main rig. So, let’s not waste any time and let’s get right on in the review.
As we briefly covered above, the Flowermate V5 Nano uses a removable and replaceable 2500mAh battery. It uses a custom-wrapped battery that can either be recharged using the integrated battery charger or an external battery charger allowing you broad charging options compared to the average vaporizer that uses an integrated rechargeable battery. The on-board charger uses a USB-charger that lets you recharge the battery not only using a wall adapter but also by plugging it on a desktop computer, a laptop computer, or using a compatible video game console. This makes recharging the battery a lot more convenient. And for when you’re using the Flowermate V5 Nano at home, you can invest in an external charger which allows you to recharge your batteries while letting the actual Flowermate V5 Nano take some rest. And while there’s no pass-through charging in the Flowermate V5 Nano, having to swap out batteries from time to time helps make up for the lack of pass-through charging.
The removable batteries also allow you to take portability when using the Flowermate V5 Nano to a whole new level. The Flowermate V5 Nano lets you use it even without having to plug it a single time. This makes the Flowermate V5 Nano a device you can take with you almost anywhere you go. We’re talking about places where there’s no available power source, like when you’re out camping or maybe even island hopping. As long as you plan your sessions ahead and bring the right amount of pre-charged batteries on your trip, you can use the Flowermate V5 Nano without having to charge it even once.
The removable batteries also contribute to the Flowermate V5 Nano’s longer lifespan. When the battery reaches the end of its recharge cycle, you can just swap out the batteries instead of having to replace the entire unit. This makes the Flowermate V5 Nano one of the most practical options for consumers looking for a device that can easily be maintained making it a great device for consumers looking for a vaporizer that will give them a run for their money. Just make sure you have a few more dollars to spare so you can buy spare batteries and an external charger so you can maximize this feature the Flowermate V5 Nano has to offer.
Like most of its stable mates, the Flowermate V5 Nano is a multi-purpose vaporizer that uses pod-like containers allowing it to vaporize both ground botanical plant matter and wax concentrates. This makes it a multi-functional device that gives you the value of two vaporizers for the price of one. For those who are a fan of consuming both dry herb strains and wax concentrates, the Flowermate V5 Nano allows them to reap the benefits of both material types without having to switch from one vaporizer to another. When you plan to dab with the Flowermate V5 Nano, all you need to do is to load the inclusive wax pods with a reasonable amount of wax concentrates and just slide the pod into the ceramic heating chamber. For using herbs, you can use the inclusive herb pod, but we found that loading your ground botanicals directly into the ceramic herb chamber allows you to load more ground material which makes for better vapor production for those looking for lung-ripping hits. The dry herb pod can be used as an extra container for when you need to load your Flowermate V5 Nano with your select dry herb strains when you’re out and about.
During the time we were testing the Flowermate V5 Nano, we found that it worked better as a dry herb vaporizer rather as a wax vaporizer. At times, we enjoyed putting a small amount of wax concentrates on top of the ground botanicals which helped increase the potency of our vapors.
As we briefly covered above, the Flowermate V5 Nano is outfitted with a ceramic-based chamber. This chamber is designed and engineered to give you improved vapor production and an increased flavor retention when using the Flowermate V5 Nano with wither dry herb strains and wax concentrates. For the uninitiated, ceramic is the choice component by most manufacturers in vaporizers designed and engineered for the production of flavorful clouds. Ceramic facilitates the progressive ramping up of heat because it does not immediately transfer heat like other components do. Instead, it takes its time in ramping up heat which allows the herbs and wax concentrates to be vaporized at a reasonable pace without having to reach the point of combustion. That said, the ceramic heating element is capable of extracting the delicate active ingredients of your herbs and wax concentrates responsible for flavor and aroma. Moreover, because the herbs and wax concentrates are not masked by the taste of burnt material because ceramic makes reduces the chances of combustion which helps preserve the natural flavors of your herbs and wax concentrates.
The Flowermate V5 Nano also has other components that help increase flavor retention including the borosilicate glass mouthpiece that does not affect the overall taste and smell of the vapor. Other components made with weaker raw materials tend to leave a foul or weird taste on your vapors. That’s why when you use a cheap vaporizer, you can sometimes taste a hint of plastic or metal when you inhale from the mouthpiece. You won’t get that when you use the Flowermate V5 Nano. There’s also an isolated airpath where the vapors can travel freely and away from the internal circuity of the device so the warm vapors will not get into contact with the plastic components and other metal parts inside the device. This way, there’s a separate avenue where the vapor can travel so the plastic and the metal components inside the unit will not rub off on the vapor and affect the final output.
Overall, the Flowermate V5 Nano is a great device that’s perfect for both advanced consumers looking for a device they can take with them wherever they go or as a first vaporizer for beginners who are not afraid to explore and go through a slight learning curve. You may have to invest in batteries and chargers but this adds up to the ability of the Flowermate V5 Nano to give you superior vaporization and portability.
1 x FlowerMate V5 Nano
1 x Borosilicate Glass Mouthpiece
1 x 2500mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
5 x Mouthpiece and Chamber Screens
1 x Magnetic Loading Funnel
1 x Stainless Steel Container for Herbs
1 x Maintenance Kit
1 x Container for Liquids/Wax
1 x USB Charging Cable