The Flowermate is one of the go-to introductory vaporizers, mainly due to its reasonable price. I was curious as to its performance and in need of a discrete and very portable vaporizer, so I ordered the Mini version. The unit is pleasantly small. measuring 3.5 inches high, 2 inches wide and less than an inch thick. How does it measure up to other Units? I would say with a little simple modding to widen the draw a fraction (lose the screen in the mouthpiece, and widen the mouthpiece holes a little) it performs on par with the original PAX if not better. The chamber holds a little over 0.3g and should be packed tightly. I performed two cycles on high for a burnoff, but still experienced a little unpleasant funk during the first few sessions. This went away soon, leaving decent flavor. It is important to note that the air-path is shared with electronics, meaning if there is any off gassing from electronics during use you will probably end up inhaling it, so user beware. The battery lasts about ten 5 minute cycles on the highest level, enough to fully vaporize about 5 loads. This is pretty impressive considering the portability. The battery takes about 2.5 hours to charge from dead, which isn’t great but it charges via micro usb, which is great.
I especially like that everything is self-contained. It’s great to leave the house with a packed oven, and be ready to session with discretion and ease. All I need in my pocket for a days vaping is the Mini and a small vial with the tool and some herb stuffed in. To judge vapor production for yourself, below is a short session with the Mini through a bubbler, starting on medium and moving to high. It’s a little bit of a weed hog but still performs.