The Air is a portable hybrid conduction/convection vaporizer made by the company Arizer. The Air is the newer version of the Solo. Arizer also makes the Extreme Q desktop vape. The Arizer Air has some big improvements over the Solo as far as size and the battery system but the vapor quality and design are almost identical.
The Air still has the ability to use your old GonG adapters which is awesome for people like me because I can still use my old hydrotubes from the Solo with the new Air. The glass mouthpieces for the new Air are the same size as the old ones from the Solo as well. I really like that they made everything interchangeable. You can click here to pick up the Arizer Air ($169) from the same place I get my vapes from (Make sure to use coupon code “AIR”).
Size/Portability – One of my main complaints about the Solo was the size of the unit especially when the glass mouthpiece was connected but the Air has completely solved this issue. The new Air can fit easily in my pocket and I can even leave the smallest mouthpiece attached. It does require a little deeper pockets than normal but it is possible. I can almost completely palm the Air for discreetness and the included skin makes it super easy to hold on too.
Now the Air comes with quite a few options as far as mouthpieces, GonG adapters and hydrotubes so I’ll list the height with each accessory.
Included with the Air are the Short, Medium, and Large Mouthpieces.
-Arizer Air (No attachments) – 4.8 inches tall x 1.14 inches in diameter
-Air w/ Short Mouthpiece – 6.5 inches tall
-Air w/ Medium Mouthpiece – 7 inches tall
-Air w/ Large Mouthpiece – 8.75 inches tall
-Air w /GonG Adapter & Hydrotube – 10.6 inches tall
Heating – The Air uses a ceramic heating element with five different temp selections ranging from 338 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a drop down from the previous Solo model which had 7 different temps ranging from 122 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. So the temps are much more condensed and tailored more specifically for dry herbs. I prefer to start off on green which is 374F and bump up to orange (393F) later on in my session.
Here are the new Arizer Air temperature settings:
- 180C/356F (Blue)
- 190C/374F (White)
- 200C/392F (Green)
- 205C/401F (Orange)
- 210C/410F (Red)
Chamber/Bowl – The Air heating chamber is basically the same as the Solo using a high quality ceramic chamber and an all glass vapor path provided you use the longer stem. Unfortunately the newer, smaller stems have a plastic screw on mouthpiece so that kind of eliminates the all glass vapor path feature but the new stems are also a fraction of the size. You win some and you lose some. I can usually get about .2 grams of dry herb in the bowl and this is good for multiple people and plenty for one. The Solo glass stems and GonG adapters are also fully interchangeable with the new Air.
Battery – Although the Air has a new battery system, the average life has dropped quite a bit compared to the Solo. Now the system itself is much better because the Air uses one replaceable 18650 internal rechargeable li-ion battery. I like the idea of removable batteries for day trips, hiking, snowboarding etc… This is pretty much the exact setup as the Haze but with only one battery and no charging dock.
The good news is you can pick up extra 18650’s from Arizer and they will be releasing a charging dock here soon. I haven’t taken any long trips with the Air but so far around the house I can get about 3-4, 12-15 minute sessions, before the battery dies. The Air takes about 2 ½ hours to completely recharge from dead and the Air does offer pass-through charging after about a 20 minute initial charge.
Summary – The Arizer Air has definitely fixed the main complaints I had with the Solo which are the overall size and the charging system. It’s now pocketable and uses replaceable 18650’s. The vapor quality is very good for the first few hits but tapers off fairly quickly similar to the Solo. You can however get huge clouds especially if you pick up the GonG adapter w/ Hydrotube.
I definitely recommend the Arizer Air if you want a good portable vaporizer for mostly home use with the ability to add some attachments for home use. You can now buy the Arizer Air from the same place I get my vapes from. If you are looking for an on the go vape, I really think the Pax 2 is a better option. Thanks for checking out my Arizer Air vaporizer review and please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below if you have any questions about the Air or any other vaporizer.
Solo Owners – Overall the Air has some decent improvements over the Solo. The biggest being the size and portability of the unit. If you already own the Solo and want a more portable unit then picking up the Air isn’t a bad idea. It’s basically the same unit in a smaller shell with replaceable battery system. All of my adapters swap easily between the two units and you will get the same great taste and vapor production with the Air that you’re used to with the Solo. The Solo battery does last about twice as long, but you can’t swap in a new battery and keep going if it dies.