Already our second Flowermate Vaporizer review in a couple of weeks, following the publication of the Flowermate S50 Portable Oil Device. The Flowermate Swift Pro is something different than the S50.
The Swift Pro is a convection vaporizer, meant for vaporizing your herbs through heating the air, not by heating the chamber. This should deliver a much better taste and as such, we couldn’t wait to give it a try.
Let’s take a look at what you get in the box first.
Inside the Flowermate Swift Pro box
- 1 SWIFT PRO
- 1 African Palisander Chamber Wall
- 1 South American Palisander Wall
- 1 Bamboo Chamber Wall
- 1 Borosilicate Glass Chamber Wall
- 5 Stainless Steel Chamber Screens
- 1 Packing Tool and Dabber
- 1 Loading Cap
- 1 Chamber Removing Tool
- 1 Cleaning Brush
- 1 USB Charging Cable
- 1 Warranty Information Card
- 1 User Manual
Flowermate Swift Pro features
What you need to know:
- 100% Convection Heating
- Isolated Heating Path
- USB charger
- Stealth Design
- Full Range Temperature Control
Preparing the Flowermate Swift Pro for first time use
We start of course with charging the Swift Pro. The Swift Pro features two, non-removable 18350 Lithium-Ion batteries with a low voltage protection point of 6.2 (3.1*2) V. Charging the first time, charge it up fully and leave it on the charger for a couple of hours.
When it’s charged up, you have a couple more options to go through
For recharging, according to the manual: ‘when the low voltage protection point is reached, the output is turned off and the heating is stopped, indicating that the battery needs charge. An empty battery indicator will flash notifying the user to charge the Swift Pro via provided USB cable’.
When it’s charged up, you have a couple more options to go through. The first one being the options is to choose one of the ‘Chamber Walls’. I personally went for the ‘Borosilicate Glass’, but from an experienced user I understood he uses the different kind of woods for specifically indica or sativa.
from an experienced user I understood he uses the different kind of woods for specifically indica or sativa
I’m not really fond of enhancing the taste of my herbs. I pick and choose my herbs carefully and really want to taste just the herbs. But I’m sure it’s interesting when you’re stuck for a long time with the same kind of herbs for example.
Now, you can opt for the new Flowermate mouthpiece or the regular mouthpiece you’ve seen on various previous Flowermate products. I like the new version, which makes it easier to pocket.
Using the Flowermate Swift Pro
First of all, we need to fill the Swift Pro up with our favorite herbs of course. Preferably, you want the bowl to be packed ‘loosely’ and not too much. While it’s pretty big, you don’t want the filter in the mouth piece to touch your herbs. Additionally, you can mix some oil or hash through the herbs for that extra boost.
While it’s pretty big, you don’t want the filter in the mouth piece to touch your herbs
To turn the Swift Pro on, press the power button 5 times within 2 seconds. When it’s on, it will start heating up until your desired temperature. Personally I favor the 190 degrees Celcius setting. Changing from Fahrenheit to Celcius or vice versa works by holding the + and – button. The Swift Pro is variable between 60 and 230 degrees Celcius, or 140 to 446 degrees Fahrenheit.
Because it’s a convection vaporizer and thus heating the air, you don’t have to suck gently but you can take pretty big tokes.
Hits are smooth and you can maybe take 10 to 15 tokes before the Swift Pro turns itself automatically off
Hits are smooth and you can maybe take 10 to 15 tokes before the Swift Pro turns itself automatically off. When it has cooled down a bit, you can remove the mouth piece and ‘stir’ the bowl so you expose the whole herbs to hot air. You can do this twice and as such, get a total of three flavorful, thick sessions.
The materials feel rather plastic-y, but considering it’s size, the Swift Pro is actually pretty lightweight. With the included storage bag, it’s easy to carry around in your pockets.
Sadly enough, when it runs out of battery you’re gonna have to use a wall charger or USB to charge it back up. The batteries are non-removable and thus can’t be switched out.
- Non replaceable battery
The Flowermate Swift Pro is solid attempt by Flowermate at a convection portable herbal vaporizer, but comes at a price which makes for a difficult competition. It’s available as of writing for $219.99 for our readers from the United States at the Flowermate Website, or € 219,00 for our European friends at Azarius.