Vaped Flora – Every feature you asked for…and some you didn’t.
We just got a new crop of RUVaped MicroVaped, and Vaped Flora. The Flora is a completely new model that has some really interesting features like all glass airpath with a retractable mouthpiece that reminds me of the DaVinci Ascent. A new heater standard and 30 second warmup, set this up to be a great herbal portable.
The long heating chamber is pretty modest, I would say .3 to .35 gr max capacity. The beveled side walls are a nice feature that aid in loading. Herbal pens can be a bit difficult to load, but the Flora got it right.
The oven doesn’t use a skillet or nichrome wire to heat, rather the now-ubiquitous tubular micro-blanket that completely surrounds the herbs in a conduction style..
The battery and heater aren’t two pieces, which is disappointing – it looks like the battery is probably an 18650, so its a shame that you can’t swap it out. The charging port isn’t micro-USB, but mini. This is ridiculous, when everything is micro these days. DUMB.
The Flora does heat up quickly, of this there is no doubt. Unfortunately I knew this because it got so hot in my hand so quickly. As long as you are only holding the bottom you should be okay, but the top portion, its just too hot to handle.
The retractable all glass mouth piece is a nice touch, and it was definitely designed well. There’s two holes in the the bottom of the glass mouthpiece, but a third and fourth would be nice. It was way to hard to draw. That could be by design, so you don’t suck all the heat out right away. Those micro-holes are probably the key to the whole thing working.
First bowl impressions are good, its just a little too warm, and way to hard to draw. I can’t imagine how often those tiny holes are going to need a cleaning.
The Flora works…but the overall design runs out of gas pretty quickly. The loading/unloading is a hassle because the chamber is so long and narrow. Draw rate isn’t good at all. Taste was good, but we strained so much just to taste it…
We’ll give the Flora a full test drive and extensive review in a few weeks.