The Arizers are a bit of an anomaly in the dry herb market. They’ve been around for a LONG time and their heating technology hasn’t changed in years. They put out amazing vapor and are some of the easiest dry herb vaporizers to maintain!
Why aren’t the Arizer portable vapes winning the reach test? In this episode we take a deep dive into the Arizer portable vaporizer lineup and explore the pros and cons of these classic weed vapes!
History of Arizer
Arizer has been making dry herb vapes since at least 2007, when the Arizer V Tower was released. The V-tower is a desktop vape that is still relevant (updated) and available today for $120.
Arizer released the Air and the Solo portable vaporizers a few years later. The Air and Solo vaporizers were among the most popular dry herb vapes of the 2010s.
Arizer has since updated the Air and Solo with improved ovens and digital interfaces, available as Air II and Solo II. Arizer still produces the original Air and Solo due to their international popularity.
What Makes Arizers So Popular?
The simple interface of the Arizer portable vaporizers makes vaping weed simple. Pack your herb in the stem, turn the vape on, puff on it for 10 minutes, get high.
The all-glass vapor path delivers a pure vapor, free of any plastic or metallic infringing tastes.
Cleaning and maintaining the Arizer stems is also incredibly easy! You can even use the Stem Milk Method to clean your stems and get a great edible high for the night!
How Arizer Portable Dry Herb Vapes Work
The portable dry herb vapes from Arizer all utilize a simple one-piece glass stem with built-in screen and bowl.
Your herb of choice is packed into the bowl end, and the stem is inserted into the vaporizer bowl end first.
The vaporizer heats the bowl end of the stem and you suck vapor from the mouthpiece end of the stem.
When you’re done vaping, pull the stem and empty the bowl. I use a debowler.
Is the Arizer Solo/Air Conduction, Convection, or Hybrid?
No need to dig up dead horses. The Air II and Solo II show characteristics that mimic both conduction and convection vaporizers.
While the bowl is absolutely being heated via conduction and radiant heat, there is enough warm air to improve the vaporization experience and produce vapor closer to a typical hybrid vaporizer.
To me, the Arizer portable vapes are conduction-leaning-hybrid, if I needed to choose a label. I don’t think the convection is intentional enough to call it convection.
Arizer Portable Line-Up: Differentiating the Air, Solo, and Argo
The 3 portable vapes from Arizer all function the same – WTF is the difference?
Arizer Air – The original Arizer Air is only $114 and comes with a free tight vac! The original Arizer Air has 5 temp settings instead of a full temperature control. The Arizer Air has a removable 18650 battery and comes with 2 glass mouthpieces and a belt holster carrying case!
Arizer Solo – The original Arizer Solo is now only $108! The OG Solo doesn’t have a removable battery, but the capacity is bigger than the 18650 of the smaller Air. The Solo is good for 8 or 9 bowls between recharging and has 7 preset temperatures.
Air II – In 2018, Arizer released a new version of the Air. The Air II has precise temperature control and improved airflow through the heater. The exterior of the Arizer Air II has been upgraded to look and feel significantly nicer than the previous model. The Arizer Air II has a removable 18650 battery and comes with 2 mouthpieces and a carrying case for $154
Solo II – The Solo II was also released with the Air II update. The Solo II was given a killer interface update with full temperature control and a set of really pleasing buttons. The Solo II can serve 10-13 bowls between charges, making it a wonderful choice for an around-the-house portable vape. The Solo II comes with 2 stems and an aroma therapy dish as well as a carrying case and a tight vac for $188
Arizer Go / Argo – The Argo is the most recent and the most compact of all Arizer portable vapes. The Arizer Go, or Argo for short, is the size of a deck of cards. The ArGo relies on the same simple glass stem design, but the ArGo stems are shorter and more narrow than the Air and Solo stems. The vapor is mostly the same, but slightly different. The Arizer Go has a removable 18650 battery and is the only Arizer portable vape that I’d actually carry in my pocket. The Arizer Go is $165 and comes with an extra stem and a carrying case and a tight vac. I think the ArGo is the best of the lineup.